The Bachelors in Tibetan Studies is also offered as a correspondence course (distance learning) to those Tibetans who are already working but are highly motivated to pursue higher studies in Tibetan language and literature. The distance learning program is divided into 4 main areas: Tibetan Grammar, Tibetan History, Poetry and Composition, and Buddhist Studies.
This degree course is recognized and affiliated with the Department of Education (DoE) of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA). Candidates without any high school certification must take an entrance examination, conducted in mid April, for admission. Those candidates who clear the examination with a minimum of 35 marks in each subject out of 100 marks qualify for enrollment.
Correspondence Course learners must report to the College physically to take annual examinations while marks obtained through their assignments are equated with regular students’ half yearly examination. The total length of the Bachelors in Tibetan Studies through correspondence course is three years.
Admission into the Bachelors in Tibetan Studies (Thorim Rigney Rabjampa) is based on an entrance examination conducted in mid April every year on the subjects of Tibetan grammar, history, poetry, Buddhism, Dagyig and handwriting. Admission announcements are in the first week of March in print and online through the Tibet Times (Bod-Kyi-Dus-Bab) publication or the Bangchen Tibetan newsletter, as well as on the CHTS website and social media sites. Admission requirements are as follows:
- Application seeking admission with brief bio-data
- Class XII pass certificate and mark sheet or any equivalent degree with Tibetan as one of the subjects.
- OR candidates should take Thorim Rigney Rabjampa entrance examinations
- 8 Recent passport size photographs
- Photocopy of updated R.C.
- Photocopy of updated Green Book
- Complete postal address, contact numbers and e-mail address