National College Strong

Kathmandu University Affiliation

We have been associated with Kathmandu University, one of the best universities for higher learning in Nepal since 1996. We are the only college offering courses on development studies,

development finance and social sciences affiliated to Kathmandu University.

Research, Project Work and Grants

Much emphasis is given to enhance the research skills of the students. Curriculum have been developed accordingly including the research method, and Report and proposal writing courses. Beside these students will have to do research project work

Project Works

In the 4th year-2nd semester, students have to individually prepare research proposals on social, economic, environmental, development and finance issues, related to the courses they have studied. They have to defend their research proposals in front of the College Research Committee. Once, research proposals are approved, students will collect data for their research works. Individual project work guide (Supervisor) will be assigned from the college for guiding them in their research.  At the end, students will have to write a scientific report in a thesis format, and make scientific presentation in front of College Evaluation Committee.

The project work documents have been highly appreciated so far by the respective experts.  Moreover, project works have been instrumental for the students to get better opportunities for their higher education and professional career.

In the past four academic sessions (2019 to 2022) 74 research grants and financial assistance have been provided to students undertaking independent research activities on the basis of outstanding research proposals.

Some of the grants and financial assistances are Himalayan Shamsher JB Rana Research Grant, Madhab Prasad Ghimire Memorial Research Grant, CWIN Nepal Financial Assistance, Dana International Fukuoka Research Grant, among others.

Samriddhi Journal of Development Studies is a research journal where several research articles on disciplines concerning development studies, development finance and social sciences are published by National College. It is in its tenth issue at the moment. National College publishes occasional publications include proceedings (annual Seminar outcome) and other reports.

International Students

Students from SAARC nations come to study Bachelor in Development Studies under the South Asia foundation Scholarship provided from UNESCO goodwill Ambassador Madan jeet Singh Foundation. Beside this student from Europe, Australia, and USA come to study at National College independently or under semester abroad plan. 

Exchange Program

Nepal Japan Students Exchange Nepal Japan Students Exchange Program, a joint initiative between National College, Waseda University and University of Sacred Heart, Tokyo, Japan has been in practice since 2006. From the year 2017, Sophia University, Tokyo too has become partner in this program.

The program conducts spring and summer projects in Nepal and Japan in March and August respectively. 

Cultural Exchange program

Students of National College who have studied Chinese language will have opportunity to go to China for 2-3 weeks for the educational and cultural studies

Beside the study of Chinese language students are taken to different places for cultural tour tour


BDFin and BoSS students undergo Internship work in the 7th semester for 60 working days under the mentorship of senior professionals at corporate companies, financial institutions, development agencies or research organizations. NC management and the mentors jointly design on the placements of students for providing them with best learning and exposure. Upon completion of required works, students prepare an internship report and give presentation. 

Voluntary Works

Students are encouraged to participate in voluntary works at various social and development organizations while still not hampering their academic endeavors. From time to time, the College itself calls for such opportunities in various academic and extracurricular activities.