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Sera Jey Science Center founded in 2013 is another major landmark in the monastery's academic educational field. The well equipped science classrooms and laboratory with qualified science teachers provides the best available resources to the present three batches of science classes.
Sera Jey Science Centre was formed following the introduction of Science discipline into the main curriculum in 2012. The Center was formally inaugurated by His Holiness The Dalai Lama on 6 July 2013, during the 78th Birth anniversary celebration ceremony of H.H. The Dalai Lama organized by the Central Tibetan Administration at Sera Jey Monastery.
Science was first introduced into Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in 2001 under the Dharma Meets Science Project by The Tibet Institute Rikon through the patronage of His Holiness The Dalai Lama. The project has completed its first phase in teaching Science (theoretical & practical on Biology, Physics & Chemistry) to a good no of student monks during the period (2001-2011). Selected student monks received further scholarships for Science study at Emory University - USA, who after their graduation are now taking the place of teacher and administering the monastery's science centre. This development is as per the project's targeted plan for the monastery to be able to organize and manage the program.
The Science Centre manages the two batch of science class that commenced since 2012 and a special class formed from high school graudates and aspiring student monks with adequate English language knowledge. Well-qualified regular stationed teachers administer theoretical and practical courses; visiting professors from renowned universities in US participate in special science workshops / seminars on regular basis.
The center has created quite a vibrant science temperament at the monastic institute and elsewhere, with debates, exhibitions, seminars and workshops on science taking place at an admirable academic standard. Student monks now relate science to their philosophical study topics.
No wonder, the noble vision of His Holiness The Dalai Lama in advocating introduction of science studies in Tibetan monasteries clearly signifies a realistic foresight.
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