Central Institute of Himalayan Culture Studies
Central Institute of Himalayan Culture Studies (CIHCS), Dahung, West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh was established as an aegis of Buddhist Culture Preservation Society (BCPS), Bomdila under the Presidentship of H. E. 13th. Tsona Gontse Rinpoche and commenced its first academic session on the 4th August 2003, and is affiliated to Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi, U.P. The Institute has got registered under Society Registration Act 1860 vide registration no. SR/ITA/4650 dated 10-11-2010 Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, and has become an Autonomous Body of the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. The then Department of Culture, Government of India took the initiative to establish an institute of Himalayan Culture Studies to help the people of the region in the preservation and promotion of their cultural identity.