The Bauddha Darshan Sanskrit Vidyalaya was established at Keylong in Lahul & Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh in 1976 with the purpose to preserve the most valuable Buddhist Arts, Culture and Language of Lahul, Spiti, Kinnaur, Pangi, Kullu and Manali of Himalayan state Himachal Pradesh. Initially, the Vidyalaya was running with the funds raised by the people of the region through donations. Subsequently, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India provided some financial assistance under the scheme of Financial Assistance for development of Buddhist/Tibetan Organizations. The people of the region represented to the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India for taking over of the Vidyalaya as an Autonomous Organization of the Govt. of India on the pattern of Central Institute of Buddhist Studies, Leh and Central Institute of Tibetan Higher Studies (now known as Central Tibetan University), Sarnath, Varanasi. On the recommendation of the Board of Management of Central Institute of Buddhist Studies, Leh, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, decided to take over the Vidyalaya as a branch school of CIBS, Leh on the pattern of Duzin Photang School, Zanskar. Accordingly, CIBS, Leh took over the Bauddha Darshan Sanskrit Vidyalaya, Keylong (H.P.) as a branch school since March 5, 2010. Since then the administration of the BDS Vidyalaya, Keylong is being looked after by CIBS, Leh with full financial support. The BDS Vidyalaya provides the education from Classes VI to X. The Vidyalaya has its own Academic Building for conducting classes and also has a Boarding House for students coming from far-flung areas of the region.