Min Bahadur Shakya is a scholar of Newar and Tibetan Buddhism. Among his major publications is A Short History of Buddhism in Nepal, 1984. Introduction to Buddhist Monasteries of Kathmandu Valley, 1986.
He was elected Vice President of the World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth WFBY for the years 1984-1988. His major research work on the life and contribution of Nepalese Princess Bhrikuti Devi is shortly forthcoming.
Mr. Shakya was nominated by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, Fokuang Shan, Taiwan as Research Associate in Fokuang Shan Chinese Buddhist Research Academy for the years 1989-1990.
In 1990, he was granted a SAARC Fellowship (Buddhist Studies) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thimphu, Bhutan. Currently, he is working as the Chief Editor of Buddhist Himalaya, a bi-annual journal dealing with Buddhism in the Himalayan regions.
He has also contributed more than a dozen research papers in reputed foreign journals. Since 1986, he is teaching at Engineering Institute, Pulchowk Campus, Lalitpur. Presently he is the Director, Nagarjuna Institute of Exact Methods.