What Students Need to Know

  • Arrival

    It is recommended to arrive 2-3 days before the start of the course to have time to adjust to India, arrange your room and get to know other students.

  • Getting Here

    There are various means of public transport to reach KIBI from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi. 

  • What to bring and not to bring

    To avoid loading your luggage with unnecessary items or to prevent missing out any important items, please read this passage.

  • Rules and Regulations

    Your comfort and safety are our priorities. To ensure this, please read the guidelines to be followed.

  • Charges and Room Types

    Charges (inclusive of course fees, meal and accommodation) vary for different courses and also different room types (common room, room with attached bathroom or dormitory). There are full charges and charges by weekly basis. Read on for more information.

  • KIBI Directory

    The location of all the rooms and facilities are listed here.

Information on KIBI

The Karmapa International Buddhist Institute (KIBI) originates from the wish of His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje who was the spritual leader of the Kagyu school. He formed a trust named Karmapa Charitable Trust in 1961 with the help of the then political officer Mr. Appapant in Gangtok, Sikkim in order to expand his effort to develop Buddhism in India.

The study of Buddhism and its related languages is provided at KIBI since more than 20 years. As a result, former students are working today in various positions at different universities in the field of Buddhist studies.


KIBI is situated in the south of New Delhi, the capital of the Buddhism's country of origin, within the peaceful Qutab Institutional Area. It is the proper surrounding for KIBI, which aims to combine the best of both the ancient Buddhist and the modern scientific tradition.

KIBS Renovation Project Progress

  • July 2012

    KIBS secretary Khenpo Mriti returned from Europe on 19th July. Along with the execution of his teaching responsibilities, he received donations amounting to around Euro 16000 from the Western Dharma friends for KIBI. On his return a staff meeting was convened, where it was unanimously decided that as per the previous KIBI development proposal, priority shall be given to the construction of an Auditorium, a dining hall, an office as well as classrooms and accommodation rooms for students.