About Us

•     The only college in South Asia to introduce Bachelor in Development Studies (BDevS),  Bachelor in Development Finance (BDFin) and Bachelor of Social Sciences (BoSS)  programs for the first time
•     589 students (BDevS 458, and BDFin 131) have graduated from the College
•     National College has over 60 faculties (full time, part time and visiting)
•     Students from more than 5 countries
•     Students have academic freedom for creative and innovative tasks.

•     Two decades of experience in the field of development education
•     Internationally recognized programs affiliated to Kathmandu University
•     Innovative programs to address the contemporary development issues of national and global importance 
•     Scientifically designed curricula by the experts of respective fields
•     Modern pedagogical methods that utilize technology and experiential learning.
•     Experienced, well exposed, and mostly young faculties so that you can relate and learn
•     Affordable fees
•     A special place, filled with diverse, energetic, and talented people, who are driven to grow and succeed
•     Inclusion of research work, proposal development and project work in all the programs
•     Celebrating 20 Years of Innovative Education throughout this year.


The National College is aimed to become a Center for Excellence in South Asia in terms of Integration of Knowledge, Skills and Behavior through studies, research and practical works in the fields of social, economical and development management for creating “Self Reliant Pupils to form a Developed Society”.


The mission of the College is to prepare new generation of professionals, who are both visionary as well as practical and able to work in wide variety of settings, both in rural and urban areas and  also willing to take responsibility with a challenge for the social and economical transformation. 


The primary goal is to prepare outstanding scholars, researchers, planners and development managers, who can provide leadership and support in the related services to improve the lives of individuals in a rapidly changing and complex global society.


Faculties and Management staffs have adopted various approaches to ensure effective learning strategies including the followings:

•      Completing assignments
•      Creative writing
•      Field study, observation and reporting
•      Group discussion and work
•      Note-taking and managing
•      Optimizing audio-visuals and computers
•      Oral and poster presentations
•      Peer review
•      Preparing term papers, and case studies
•      Reviewing articles, books and reports
•      Test-preparation
•      Time management
•      Web-surfing


The College premise has a highly congenial and academic environment with sufficient infrastructure and facilities, spacious and equipped classrooms, well-furnished computer laboratory with an unlimited internet access and well resourced library. Classrooms are managed with digital facilities for enabling the faculties and students to enhance their pedagogical requirements. The facilities also include a play ground, transport, hygienic canteen, parking areas among many others.


At present, the College is located along the Thirbam Sadak in Baluwatar. Public transports are available connecting the Ring Road as well as the major parts of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur to the college.


Student diversity is a striking feature in the college, where students from different parts of the country can mix up to learn and share.  Diverse cultural backgrounds and schooling have been remarkable in learning the various contexts of the country.
Moreover, the diversity has been further enhanced with the presence of students from other countries. Presently, there are students from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Sri Lanka.  


Students get the latest updates on various subjects of development through guest lecture series delivered by renowned national and international experts.  They also feel much enlightened and confidence level enhanced. As many as 30 different guest lectures are being organized in each semester.


Students have plenty of opportunities for the participation and exposures in the national and international programs organized either by the College or in co-operation with other organizations including the followings:
Conference, Seminar, Symposium, Workshop and Talk programs on contemporary topics and issues Debate and Quiz, Events, Exhibitions, Fairs, Fetes and Expos Exchange and Interactions with Leaders and Experts Training and Research Works.
The National College students have participated in the 2015 Graduate Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development held in Kathmandu, the Annual South Asian Economics Students’ Meet (SAESM) – also known as ‘mini economic summit’ separately held in Dhaka (Bangladesh) and Colombo (Sri Lanka), and in the South Asian Youth Conference 2013 held in Bhaktapur.

•      Student Services
•      High Quality Advice and Guidance
•      Personal Tutors and the Tutorial Programs
•      Counseling
•      Facilitation and Guidance for International Exposure
•      Hostel Service Facility
•      Bus Service

National College publishes two main periodicals, namely a quarterly Newsletter "DevNews", and the bi-annual Journal of Development Studies "Samriddhi".  The DevNews carries brief newsy articles on the academic and extracurricular activities, while the Samriddhi publishes peer reviewed research articles.


Of the total 589 graduates by 2015, almost all of them have either pursued higher education or started professional career.  The number of graduates has increased over the years since 2002, when the first batch was graduated. There was a gap in 2006, since the program was upgraded to 4-year from the previous 3-year program.
Many of them have successfully completed their higher studies in various universities in the country and abroad. Some have been engaged in professional jobs with the leading institutions such as Action Aid, ICIMOD, MS Nepal, Oxfam, Save the Children, United Nations, USAID and World Education Foundation, WWF among others. Some graduates have also established their own entrepreneurships.
A network of the graduates already has been expanded in several countries such as Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Poland, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom,United States, and others.


Introduction to National College
Since the formation of the National College in 1996, it has created a history of conceptualizing and implementing tailor-made academic programs in the fields of development education.   Presently, the college offers three unique programs namely Bachelor in Development Studies (BDevS) since 1999, Bachelor in Development Finance (BDFin) since 2006, and Bachelor of Social Sciences (BoSS) since 2013.  Affiliated to Kathmandu University, these forward looking programs are designed to address the contemporary issues of national and global contexts.....
Message from the Vice Chancellor,KU
Knowledge is required for elevating the living standard of a community, and creativity is indispensable for sustaining businesses.  The local custodians generate innovations once they are entrusted for managing their own resources that are attached to their livelihood.....
Message from the Dean, School of Arts, KU
Education in Social Sciences is getting more and more vital and essential to understand and analyze the impacts of the rapidly changing socio-political and economic realities of the contemporary world. Our own country’s ongoing transformation has made us realize that we need more qualified and skilled human resources to be able to address and manage the developmental needs of this country. National College is attempting to do exactly that, by producing trained and qualified human resources in this field through the three undergraduate programs it offers.
Message from the Principal,NC
We believe that the purpose of education is to teach our students to think and develop a capacity to reason out facts. Students should be able to keep in mind the importance of planning and proper utilization of their time, which are essential to achieve success.
Academic programs will be most productive when the curricular activities are well supported with research and practical activities. Similarly, the courses should be dynamic as well as contextual.....