Dr. Sangeeta Wadhwa

Asistant Professor (On Contract)

University School of Buddhist Studies & Civilization
Ph. D
History and Buddhist Studies


Dr. Sangeeta Wadhwa joined Gautam Buddha University in July 2012 as Research/Faculty Associate in the University School of Buddhist Studies and Civilization. She has been teaching History and Buddhism at the University Schools of Buddhist Studies and Civilization, Law, Justice and Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences since then. She has been working as Faculty Incharge of the Department of History and Civilization since June 2019. Her teaching areas include History of Buddhism in India and Asia, History of Ancient India, History of Ancient, Medieval and Modern Europe, History of Early Southeast Asia, Historiography, Research Methodology in History and Japanese Language at Undergraduate and Post Graduate levels. Her research areas include history of early Buddhism in India and specific texts of early Buddhism. She has specifically studied the rise and early development of Mahayana. For her Ph. D. she studied three texts: Saundarananda Kaavya, Shikshasamucchaya and Saddhammopayana. She did a comparative study of the Mahayana and Theravada elements in them. Her knowledge of Pali and Tibetan languages enable her to study the primary sources for Buddhism. Her knowledge of Japanese language helps her use the enormous Japanese secondary sources on Buddhism. Before the present assignment at Gautam Buddha University she taught Japanese language at the department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi, for six years and six months, from August 1992 to February 1994 and from December 1995 to December 2000. After this assignment she took a sabbatical to pursue Buddhist practices on her own. After her sabbatical she started learning Pali and Tibetan languages to pursue Buddhist studies academically. She learnt these languages from the department of Buddhist studies, University of Delhi from 2007 to 2009. She did her Ph. D. on
Ph. D. March 2019. Department of History and Culture, Faculty of Humanities and Languages, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
U.G.C. Net. 2013.
M.Phil. 1991. Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007.
M.A. (History). Department of History, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007.
B.A. (Hons.) History. Indraprastha College for Women, Shamnath Marg, Delhi.
Senior Secondary School Examination. 1982. CBSE. 
Secondary School Exam, 1980. CBSE.
Certificate in Tibetan Language and Literature. 2009. Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007.
Certificate in Pali Language. 2008. Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007.
Japanese Economic History seminar courses. 1995. Department of Economics, University of Tokyo, Tokyo.
One Year Post-Intensive Diploma in Japanese Language. 1993. Department of East Asian Studies, Delhi University.
One year Intensive Diploma in Japanese Language,Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi. 
Japanese Language Proficiency Test level 2. 1993. Japan Foundation. Delhi.
Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 4. 1992. Japan Foundation, Delhi.