Men-Tsee-Khang is a charitable, cultural and educational institution of H.H. the Dalai Lama, registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 (No. 1290/79). The institute is initially registered as Tibetan Medical & Astro Institute and then in 1995, Men-Tsee-Khang Tibetan Medical & Astro Institute is incorporated. Men-Tsee-Khang is a Tibetan version of Tibetan Medical & Astro Institute. Since then the institute has been widely known by its Tibetan name Men-Tsee-Khang also.