Established in 1967, the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, CIHTS, is a brainchild of Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru which emerged after his consultations with the 14th Dalai Lama. Objective behind the step was to educate the youths of Tibet in exile in Dharamsala and the Himalayan border students of India. The institute was declared a deemed university on April 5, 1988. The Institute aims to attain excellence in the field of Tibetology, Buddhology and Himalayan Studies. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council, NAAC, has accredited it with five stars which is the highest grading of the quality assurance. It is the only university level institution in Varanasi, and one of the two in the entire of Northern India, to receive the uppermost grading.
Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith is a public university located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is administered under the state legislature of the geetovernment of Uttar Pradesh. The University has more than 227 affiliated colleges spread over 6 districts of Uttar Pradesh, and lakhs of students on its roll. It is one of the largest universities of Uttar Pradesh catering to both urban and rural students offering an unparalleled range of courses both professional and academic in all disciplines of Arts, Science, Commerce, Law, Computer Applications and Management are offered at university campus and affiliated colleges and institutions. Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith has been on the map of higher education for more than nine decades. Established in 1921 at Varanasi, the main hub of eastern U.P. and has had a very eventful history. The city has contributed much to the growth and economic development of the country. Equally memorable and inspiring is its role in the Indian struggle for Independence.
Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, is an international center of study, teaching and research in Sanskrit. The university conducts graduate, post graduate, vocational and diploma courses on Sanskrit literature with a mission to promote the culture of ancient India. Jurisdiction of the university extends all over India and it has more than 1,000 affiliated and recognised colleges.