CIHTSCentral Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies
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The CIHTS had already been founded in 1967, according to plans by the Dalai Lama and Pandit Nehru (prime minister of India until 1964), to substitute Tibetan institutions in Lhasa that had become inaccessible to exile-Tibetans and Indian Himalayan Buddhists alike as a center for the study of traditional Tibetan sciences.
The institute mostly trains Ladakhis in Tibetan medicine, and is, in terms of administration, a mixture between the Chagpori and the CIHTS.
Leaving aside a few private Tibetan doctors (until 1990, they numbered less than a handful), Trogawa Rinpoche and the largely ignored CIHTS medical faculty, the Men-Tsee-Khang remained the sole representative and overwhelming power in the field of Tibetan medicine in exile.