The project has the blessings of His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpochey as the Chief Patron, participation of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council and the leadership of Ladakh cutting across religious and party lines.

Himalayan Institute of Alternatives will be a non-sectarian international institute with a local governing board representing all sections of society. It will also have an advisory committee comprising reputed national and global leaders in different fields. The university will establish strategic affiliations with different national and international institutes of excellence to acquire capacities in relevant fields and to collaborate.

SECMOL, with over 27 years of experience in running a similar practically engaging alternative school, will be the co-founder and the university will tailor-make courses that are meaningful to life in the high mountains and the world in general, ranging from passive solar heating and energy solutions to climate change adaptation to the liberal arts.


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Mob:+91 1982 252421 (Leh)
Mob:+91 1982 226120 (Phey Campus, SECMOL)
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  • (Milaap is the partner for crowdfunding in the initiative)