Dr. Arvind Kumar Singh


Assistant Professor

University School Of Buddhist Studies & Civilization
PhD in Buddhist Studies (2002) from University of Delhi
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Dr. Arvind Kumar Singh

Assistant Professor & Head, School of Buddhist Studies & Civilization &

Director, International Affairs

Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida

Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh-201312

Email: arvinds@gbu.ac.in & director_ia@gbu.ac.in

arvindbantu@yahoo.co.in and aksinghdu@gmail.com 

Tel: +91-8130117721/8383860546 (M) & +91-120-234-6171/6410

 

 

Arvind Kumar Singh has spent his early life in the spiritual ambiance of Bodh-Gaya (Bihar), the place of the Buddha’s Enlightenment. Currently he has been teaching in the capacity of Assistant Professor & Head at School of Buddhist Studies and Civilization, and also Director, International Affairs, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh (INDIA). Before joining Gautam Buddha University, he has worked at the Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi for almost six years where he has edited the journal of Department of Buddhist Studies named Buddhist Studies, Volumes XXVIII to XXXIX.  At University of Delhi, he has played an important role in organizing four International and one National Conference of Buddhism apart from inviting Buddhist scholars for special lectures and one day workshops on various aspects of Buddhism. Again at Gautam Buddha University organized two International conference on Introspection on Buddhist Tradition in September 2012 in association with Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi and Indian Council for Historical Research, New Delhi in which more than 60 International scholars have participated and again in 2017 on Buddhism: Traditions, Ideologies and Dissent in association with ICCR, ICPR, ICSSR, Indo Sri Lanka Foundation, etc.

 

He has written five books on Buddhism, more than 50 research papers published in India and abroad. His area of specializations is Buddhist History (Indian and Abroad), Applied Buddhism, Buddhist Ethics, Engaged Buddhism, Buddhist Personalities, Buddhist Places, etc. He has also presented his research papers on numerous occasions on different aspects of Buddhism from time to time in various seminars and conferences of national and international repute in India and abroad viz. UNDV Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam (2008, 2014 & 2019), UNDV Conference in Bangkok, Thailand from 2009 to 2011, 2015 & 2018, Taiwan in 2011 (December as ICCR Delegate) and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2013 organized by National University of Vietnam and again 2015 to participate in International conference on Buddhism in Mekong Region organized by Vietnam Buddhist Research Institute and Vietnam Buddhist University at HCM City, Vietnam. Also he has presented a research paper of Buddhism and Peace Conference organized at Sitagu International Buddhist Academy, Sagaing Hills, Mandalay, Myanmar in January 2016 and presented paper at 3rd International Conference of Indologists organized by Indian Council for Cultural Relatuions, MEA, Govt. of India in association with Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia in 2018. Recently presented paper at an International Conference on Heritage As Soft Power, organized at University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka in December 26-27, 2019He was awarded Global Peace Ambassador Award-2017 by International Buddha Education Institute and Youth Action Committee Uttarakhand, Journalist Bimalendu Barua Peace Award-2016 awarded by The World Alliance of Buddhist Leaders & Nirvana Peace Foundation, Bangladesh and Outstanding Peace Activist Award-2016 awarded by International Buddha Education Institute (IBEI) and Younker Scientific and Social Sciences Research Foundation (YSSRF) in recognition of devotion, dedication and commitment towards the development of peace and harmony in the society. Recently, he is appointed Member, Academic Advisory Board of Dhammachai International Research Institute (DIRI), New Zealand and Australia.

 


Academics

UGC (NET)                                        :          Cleared in Dec'97 & Dec'98

 Ph. D.   (Buddhist Studies)                :          Title “Buddhist Attitude towards Animals in

Early Buddhism” Awarded in 2002 from

Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi.

M. Phil. (Buddhist Studies)                :          Title “Animal Rights and Buddhism: A

Study” Degree Awarded in 1999 from Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi. (1st Division) 

M. A. (Buddhist Studies)                   :           Degree Awarded in 1997 from Department of

Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi. (1st Division)

Certificate Course in Tibetan

Language and Literature                     :          Degree awarded in 2008 with 2nd Division from

Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi.

B. A. (H) in History                            :          Degree Awarded in 1993 from University of

                                                                        Delhi.

I. Sc. (Maths)                                      :          Degree Awarded in 1990 from Bihar

                                                                        Intermediate Education Council, Patna (Bihar).

 Matriculation (10th)                             :          Degree Awarded in 1988 from Bihar School

Examination Board, Patna (Bihar)