BANGALORE: Tibetan spiritual leader in exile and Nobel Peace prize winner Dalai Lama will visit Tumkur University on December 12 as part of the year-long initiative to set a benchmark of global academic conversation. On his visit, Dalai Lama will be conferred with a professorial degree by the varsity and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed with the Sera Jey Monastic University for Advanced Buddhist Studies and Practices in Bylakuppe, Mysore district.
Vice-Chancellor S C Sharma confirmed the visit of Dalai Lama to Express. “The topics of his lecture will be decided later, but he will be visiting the faculty in our Centre for Pali and Buddhist studies,” said Dr Sharma.
Apart from Dalai Lama, four other Nobel laureates confirmed their visits too. Prof Douglas D Osheroff (1996 Nobel prize winner for his work in Physics), Dr Rudolph A Marcus (1992 Nobel prize winner in Chemistry), Prof Kurt Wuthrich (2002 Nobel prize winner in Chemistry) and Prof Eric S Maskin (2007 Nobel prize winner in Economics) will be visiting between November and January.
“Between April and December, 25 national and 10 international conferences will be held for meeting of the best minds from across the world from different discipline,” Dr Sharma.