Message from The Dean
For the past 26 years National College has been associated with the Kathmandu University School of Arts offering affiliated programs at undergraduate level. It has successfully extended the vision of the school in producing graduates of social sciences who are professionals capable of contributing to the development of the nation, promoting ideals of social and economic justice and wellbeing for all persons and their environments.
Conveniently located, National College has established itself as a premier institute for social science studies. The college is focused on producing social scientists to analyse and critique what is going on in today’s world. Here students are respected as individuals with potentiality to grow. They are provided with opportunity to explore their strength through seminar, internship and project works under the able supervision of competent faculties. Nurturing students to researches is also prioritized for a better understanding of the socio-economic issues and challenges confronting our societies in the age of scientific and technological advancements. Thus, National College offers students the opportunity to lay a sound foundation for their higher education and career.
My best wishes to the National College team in its endeavour to promote and provide quality education in social sciences and I look forward to the continued and fruitful association of School of Arts and National College in days to come.
Ekku Maya Pun
Message From the Chairman
Warm greetings to you, students and parents!
We are so glad to have this prospectus in your hands. You may have already noticed that, under the umbrella of Kathmandu University, National College has experimented with several innovative academic programs since its establishment in 1996. In developing these programs we have given utmost care to make our students intellectually competent, morally strong, socially committed and spiritually inspired. As a result, nearly 1200 of our graduates have demonstrated their leadership qualities in various organizations within Nepal and in different corners of the world.
You will grow with us over the next four years as we are equipped with well-developed academic programs, competent faculty and physical infrastructures. A lot of out of classroom activities are waiting for you including field trips to relate to your courses of study, sports activities, internships, guest lectures and a host of student initiatives. You will have the opportunity for independent research as each student is required to undertake project work during her/his fourth year of academic program. The research topic will be of your interest and the locations for research are wide open.
We are very eager to welcome you to National College. We assure you that we will leave no stones unturned in nurturing you to enable you to face the ever changing world more effectively.
Badri Dev Pande, PhD
Message from Principal
I take immense pleasure and pride to share with you our joy unbound as National College reaches a very special milestone–25 years of establishment. As for me, personally, it is one of the most cherished moments of my life.
For a quarter of a century, we have dedicated our lives in preparing groundwork for building human resources suitable for meeting the development and social challenges of Nepal. National College has been doing this through Bachelor in Development Studies (BDevS) since 1999, Bachelor in Development Finance (BDFin) since 2006 and Bachelor of Social Sciences (BoSS) since 2013.
Despite the doom and gloom that surrounds us at present, we at National College have relentlessly pursued our goal of excellence and innovation in academia. We are unabatedly updating and upgrading ourselves to impart quality education today much in the same way we have been doing these past 25 years.
However, our dedication in body, mind and spirit would not have been enough if it wasn’t for the contribution of our partners, friends and well-wishers.
On this memorable day, I want to thank all the students, alumni, faculty, and staff for their effort to make this institution shine. It is the dedication of hardworking students, motivated faculty, and enthusiastic staff. I also like to thank the present and past Vice Chancellors of Kathmandu University and Deans of School of Arts for their continuous support and guidance. I also like to express my gratitude to Our Advisors for their advice which has helped the institution to move forward. At this particular moment I would like to express my sincere thanks to all the Partner Organizations, Research Grant’s providers, Guest Speakers, Research Project Supervisors, Internship providing Institutions, Mentors, Subject committee members, other key Academicians, and professionals for their very valuable support.