MESSAGE FROM THE VICE CHANCELLOR KATHMANDU UNIVERSITY
National development is possible only when those with knowledge and skills get on the ground to touch and change the lives of the people around them. To me, this is the essence of successful education. National College has aspired to become an exemplary academic institution by engaging the students, faculties, and staffs with local communities and other stakeholders of development in Nepal. We believe that all its members will fully utilize professional skills and knowledge gained from the University for the upliftment of the country.
Honoring the 20 years of National College’s academic works and service to the society, I would also like to place emphasis on the National College family, especially to the current and the prospective scholars, on the importance of creating something valuable on your respective fields to the communities across the country. The programs and the activities at National College are the tools for such creations. I wish National College success in its endeavors, and pledge to provide constant support in its commitment to nurture the mission of our institution ‘Quality education for leadership’.
Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha
MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN, SCHOOL OF ARTS KATHMANDU UNIVERSITY
National College has been an important partner of the School of Arts at Kathmandu University ever since it got affiliated with KU in 1996. Since then, the college has devoted itself in providing quality education in the fields of Development Studies, Development Finance and Social Sciences. 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. I would like to extend my congratulations to National College for successfully completing 20 years of quality education and wish the whole team a very bright future.
Dr Sagar Raj Sharma
Dean, School of Arts
Message from the Principal,NC
With this global health crisis, the like of which no living soul has experienced before, there are new paradigm changing challenges that today’s youth faces. Even in these testing times we should keep calm, retain confidence, reach out and more than ever communicate.
Every new crisis also brings in new opportunities. Career progression now depends on adding diversity of experience and skills, and literacy now not only means reading and writing but also learning, unlearning and relearning. With virtual engagement and radical transformation in technology, routine and low skilled jobs shall increasingly be replaced by specialists.
Interdependence, agility and flexibility would be the new norms. I am delighted that this youth lead transformation is already seen the world over and Nepal cannot and should not be an exception.
The three pioneering and innovative undergrad programs at National College, in affiliation to Kathmandu University, in Development Studies, Development Finance and Social Sciences have been trying to inculcate this very spirit of change in its students.
However, we are firm in our belief that some timeless attributes of leadership, domain skills, intuition, ambition and humility should always be the pillars of developing better human resources.
I welcome new aspirants to join us in our journey.
Madhav P Neupane
Message From Kathmandu University Topper 2013-17
"Apart from exceptional academic facets, exposure to real development practice and procedures either through site visits to nooks and corners of Nepal or numerous interactive sessions with development practitioners is the best thing one enjoys at National College; to transform oneself from a beginner on Development theories and issues to a competent individual in the field of policy and practice. National College has been landmark to develop myself intellectually and be able to compete globally."