The International Buddhist College (IBC) is intended to be developed as a seat of advanced Buddhist learning with opportunities for Buddhist studies both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It offers students a unique opportunity of experiencing a comprehensive and in-depth study of Buddhism from a non-sectarian point of view, while promoting knowledge and understanding of the different schools and traditions within Buddhism. As an academic institution, the IBC strictly adheres to the norms of a liberal arts education, adopting an academic approach to religious (Buddhist) studies. However, it will seek to combine the rigours of academic scholarship with a continuous inculcation of Buddhist spiritual values, as in the tradition of ancient Buddhist seat of learning like Nalanda and Vikkramasila, where in the process of learning one imbibes nearly the whole of its culture.