The main objective of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FoHSS) is to produce trained and specialized human resource in both basic and applied areas of humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. At present, there are 30 constituent and around 300 affiliated campuses/colleges under this faculty. The number of affiliated colleges is increasing steadily. The Office of the Dean offers educational and academic support to these campuses. There are twenty-one Central Departments with specialized study areas. They are Central Department of Buddhist Studies, Culture, Economics, English, Fine Arts, Geography, Hindi, History, Home Science, Journalism and Mass Communication, Library Science, Linguistics, Maithili, Nepali, Nepal Bhasha, Political Science, Population Studies, Psychology, Rural Development, Sanskrit, and Sociology/ Anthropology. Master Level programmes are conducted under all the central departments. Besides, M.A. in Conflict, Peace and Development started from 2007. Six other subjects are taught at Bachelor’s level only. These include Dance, Film Studies, International Languages, Philosophy, Social work and Urdu. In addition, Statistics and Mathematics are also taught at the Bachelor’s Level under the Institute of Science and Technology. The faculty offers Bachelor’s and Master’s Level courses in most of the areas mentioned above. It also offers research methodology courses and provides supervision for full-time study leading to the Ph.D. degree.
This faculty also offers special one-year postgraduate courses in Women’s Studies, Library Science, Buddhist Studies, Population Studies, Counseling Psychology, and Nepal American Studies (under Central Department of English).
Other Details Regarding the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science:
The Office of the Dean offers educational and academic cooperation to these central departments as well as to other subjects that are introduced at Bachelor’s Level only in accordance with TU regulations.
It forms and supervises Faculty Board, Standing Committees and Subject Committees for different disciplines.
It takes necessary steps and procedures to evaluate the capacity, capability, and other requirements if the constituent or affiliated colleges propose to add new subject(s) and/or upgrade the levels and programmes.
It has introduced M.Phil. programmes in Economics, English, Population Studies and Nepali since 2007.
It conducts Ph.D. programmes in coordination with the concerned Central Departments and the subject specialists.
Dr. Chinta Mani Pokharel
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Central Administrative Building, Kirtipur
P.O. Box 8212, Kathmandu, NEPAL
Tel.: +977 (1) 433-0358 / 433-3980
Fax: +977 (1) 433-5104
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 07:15