On the afternoon of June 26, the Tibet Buddhist College in southwest China's Tibet held a graduation ceremony for the 2015 class and the first preparatory class. At the ceremony, the college awarded 91 chanrampa elementary academic titles and 82 Drirampa intermediate academic titles.
It is reported that Tibetan Buddhism ranks three levels of academic titles: elementary, intermediate, and advanced, called chanrampa, Drirampa, and Thorampa, respectively. The elementary and intermediate titles are awarded by Tibetan Buddhist institutes organized by Buddhist groups at the provincial and autonomous region levels. The Thorampa advanced title is awarded by the High-level Tibetan Buddhism College in Beijing.
Drukhang Tupdeng Keldrol (right), dean of the Tibet Buddhist College, presents khata scarf and awards an academic title to a student representative. [Photo/China News Service]
Drukhang Tupdeng Keldrol (center), dean of the Tibet Buddhist College, awards graduate certificates to a student. [Photo/China News Service]