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Namgyal Institute of Tibetology for Research, Gangtok

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, established in 1958 is an institute which encourages research on religion, history, language, art and culture of the people of the Tibetan cultural area. NIT is an important reference centre for Buddhist scholarships in the world.

Located in Gangtok, the capital city of the Himalayan state Sikkim, comprises of a museum, a Tibetan library and a general reference centre on Tibet and the Himalayas. The architecture of the building is in typical Tibetan Buddhist style with wall paintings on the veranda which depicts the four celestial guardian’s kings located in the four directions of Mount Meru.