His Majesty The King graced the consecration ceremony of the newly expanded Tango University of Buddhist Studies. His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and members of the Royal Family graced the ceremony.
The Prime Minister, Indian Ambassador, and other officials also attended.
The Shedra offers bachelors and masters degrees in Buddhist Philosophy as well as optional English classes, and is the premier institution for Buddhist Studies in Bhutan.
Spread over more than 12 acres, the expanded campus of the University was built with the support of the government of India.
The University campus houses a tshokhang which seats 300 monks, academic and administrative blocks with classrooms, faculty offices, library, IT rooms, and 2 seminar halls, 2 hostel blocks, a dining hall and mass kitchen, guest house, and quarters for the principal and faculty.
After it was established in 1988, over 400 monks have received a Master’s degree from the University.