Program committee

Dr. Keshav Gupta

Program Director
Dr. Rajiv Kumar Verma

Organizing Secretary
Dr. Prabhat Mittal

Dr. Shashi Bhushan Singh
Ms. Nilisha Rao
Mr. Lodoe Sangpo (Karma)
Mr. Ganesh Prasad
Mr. Pushkar Singh
Mr. Akshay Kumar

National Seminar on Buddhism in Early Medieval India

About The Event

About the College

Satyawati College (Eve.) takes its name after Behan Satyawati,established in 1973. The college currently has over 2400 students and iscommitted to providing meaningful education which inculcate students with thespirit of scientific temper and enhance skill base of faculty and researchersto face the challenges of an increasingly competitive world. The collegefrequently organizes various faculty training programs, seminars andconferences on national and international issues. This academic session2017-18, the college has planned to organize one day national seminar on“Buddhism in Early Medieval India” on Friday, 15th September 2017.


Buddhism is a world religion,which arose in and around the ancient Kingdom of Magadhain Bihar, and is based on the teachings of Gautama Buddha. DuringGupta dynasty (~4th to 6th century), due to the growth in  Mahayana Buddhism, and the adoption ofBuddhist ideas into Hindu schools, the differences between Buddhism andHinduism blurred. Padmasambhava is said to have brought TantricBuddhism to Tibet in the 8th century with the help of Santarakshitaabbot of Nalanda and founder of the Yogacara-Madhyamika. Atiśais considered an indirect founder of the Geluk school of TibetanBuddhism. During early medieval period under Harsha and Pala dynasty, MahayanaBuddhism progressed, while Tantric Buddhism flourished throughout India andsurrounding lands. Under the rule of the Pala and Sena kings,large mahāvihāras flourished such ad Vikramashila, Nālanda, Somapura, Odantapuraand Jaggadala.

Buddhism declined dueto hatred between the Brahmins and Sramana Buddhists, Advaita Vedanta,growth in temples and the growing influence of bhakti movement,Buddhist monasteries with large land grants focussed on non-material pursuits,self-isolation of the monasteries, loss in internal discipline in the sangha,and a failure to efficiently operate the land they owned. The process ofdecline was accelerated by Huna invasion and by Turkish conquest. By the end oftwelfth century, Buddhism had mostly disappeared with the destruction ofmonasteries and stupas in several parts of India. However, Buddhism experienced a great development in Tibet, China, Japan and in South-east Asia.

Subthemes of the Seminar

The Seminar isfocused on various aspects of Buddhism in Early Medieval India i.e. 6thC AD to 13th C AD such as impact of land grants, emergence ofTantric Buddhhism, Buddhism v/s Hinduism, Buddhism v/s Temple worship andBhakti Movement, Role of various dynasties such as Vardhana, Pala and Sena,Role of various universities such as Vikramshila, Nalanda etc., decline ofBuddhism due to various factors including Huna and Turkish invasions, spread ofBuddhism outside India and related aspects.

Call for Papers

Original, empirical, high quality Researchpapers/working papers are invited from the scholars, researchers,practitioners, academicians, social workers and students for interactions atthe Seminar. Sub-themes are only indicative; papers on other related areas mayalso be submitted. Prospective authors should submit an abstract of theirresearch works on the topics related to the seminar via email to: drrajivverma@hotmail.comAuthor of selected papers would be given anopportunity to present the papers during sessions on the day of seminar.

Important Dates

The last date of submission of abstract:       25th August 2017

Notification for acceptance by email:            05th September 2017

Last date of Registration:                                   30thAugust 2017

Date of Seminar:                                                   15th Sep 2017 (9:30 AMonwards)

Registration Fee

Participation and Paper Presentation:

Academicians, Professionals from academicinstitutes    Rs.1000/-

Research Scholars:                                                                      Rs.800/-

Participation without Presentation:

 General Participants:                                                                 Rs. 500/-

The amount for registration fee may be paideither by Demand Draft/Multi-city cheque in favour of “The Principal,Satyawati College (Eve.)” payable at Delhi. The payment may be senton the address given overleaf alongwith the Registration Form. Registrationwill be confirmed only if the form is duly completed. Registration fee isnon-refundable. Registration fee does not include any travel or accommodation.

Key Contacts:


Dr. Keshav Gupta, Acting Principal, Satyawati College (Evening)


Dr. RajivKumar Verma           Email:, Ph:9811783860


Dr. PrabhatMittal                      Email:, Ph: 9868101820


Dr. Shiba C.Panda                      Email:,Ph: 9868010567


Dr. ShashiBhushan Singh,    Email: , Ph: 9868818292

Ms. NilishaRao,                           Email: , Ph:9871700118

Mr. LodoeSangpo (Karma),                 Email: , Ph: 9560469673

Mr. GaneshPrasad,                    Email: , Ph:9654446958

Mr. PushkarSingh,                    Email: , Ph:9911780514

Mr. AkshayKumar,                    Email:,

Ph: 9891240809


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