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Office of Planning Council

 Introduction

Office of the Planning Council is under the Office of the Vice-Chancellor of Tribhuvan University (TU). It is also the Secretariat of TU Planning Council where planning chief serves as member- secretary. The planning council performs preparing short and long term plans, developing annual programmes and evaluating implementations of the programmes. The main responsibilities of the Office of the Planning Council include:

  • To draft and finalize the programmes and budget of Tribhuvan University including institutes, faculties, research centres and campuses
  • To prepare development plans, programmes and fi resources required for institutes, faculties, research centres and campuses
  • To work as per the directives  of the Vice- Chancellor of Tribhuvan University
  • To keep close link with the University Grants Commission for implementing plan and policies of Tribhuvan University
  • To prepare short and long term annual plans and programmes and reports of Tribhuvan University for Tribhuvan University senate
  • To seek support from international communities and also to keep close relation with the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Planning Commission and other national and international organizations for seeking necessary support and funding

Academic programmes

TU offers a large number of diverse undergraduate (Bachelor) and graduate (Master, M. Phil. and Ph.D) programmes through five technical institutes, four faculties and 60 constituent campuses. TU also extends its academic programmes through the affiliated campuses. There are 180 undergraduate and 100 graduate programmes along with 1,079 and 1,000 courses, respectively in TU.
There are 60 constituent and 1,084 affiliated cam- puses throughout the country covering 74 districts. A large number of constituent and affiliated cam- puses (about one-half) are located in central devel- opment region and only a few (less than one-tenth) are located in far-western development region.
Constituent and Affiliated Campuses

Table 1

 

Regionwise Campuses Constituent Affiliated
Eastern Development Region 13 166
Central Development Region 28 515
Western Development Region 11 203
Mid-westen Development Region 5 112
Far-westen Development Region 3 88
Total 60 1084

 

Students Enrollment

A  total  of  436,781  students  are  enrolled  in  the constituent and affi       campuses under TU in the academic year of 2071/072 and out of them 169,865 students  are  enrolled  in  the  constituent  campuses and  the  remaining  (266,916)  are  in  the  affi campuses.  Overall,  44  per  cent  of  students  in Tribhuvan University are female in the academic year of 2071/072.Of the total students, 85 per cent  and 15 per cent is enrolled in non technical and technical education, respectively. It shows that the number of students  pursuing  technical  education  in  Nepal  is relatively low compared to developed countries.

Table 2 presents the number of students enrolled in constituent and affiliated campuses. It shows that about one-third (30.63%) of the students is enrolled under the faculty of education and small number (2.59%) is under the faculty of law in non-technical education in the constituent campuses. Similarly, about one-tenth (8.88%) of the students is enrolled under the institute of science and technology and only 0.37 per cent is enrolled under the institute of forestry in technical education in the constituent campuses. Over one-quarter (29%) of the students in the technical education was female.

Table 3 shows that number of students enrolled in different level. Over one-half (51%) students is enrolled in Bachelor level, followed by Master level (44%), M. Phil (0.55%) and PhD (0.41%).

Table 2 Number of students in constituent and affiliated campuses by faculty/institute wise

 

 Institute/Faculty Constituent Campus Affiliated Campus
Male Female Total % Male Female Total %
Science and Technology 10935 4142 15077 8.88 5997 1939 7936 2.97
Engineering 4753 667 5420 3.19 6393 1130 7523 2.82
Medicine 611 1782 2393 1.41 3619 3230 6849 2.57
Forestry 460 169 629 0.37 125 72 197 0.07
Agriculture and Animal Science 865 398 1263 0.74 215 155 370 0.14
Law 2999 1395 4394 2.59 259 63 322 0.12
Management 27177 20138 47315 27.85 53302 59814 113116 42.38
Humanities and Social Sciences 22715 18569 41284 24.30 13363 14025 27388 10.26
Education 25128 26962 52090 30.67 34913 68302 103215 38.67
Total 95643 74222 169865 100 118186 148730 266916 100

Table 3 : Number of students in under-graduate and graduate programmes in the constituent campuses

 

Programmes Number of students Total
Male Female
Under-graduate programmes
1 Certificate 855 855
2 Bachelor 49,067 37,987 87,054
Graduate programmes
1 Master 41,884 33,101 74,985
2 M. Phil 635 301 936
3 PhD 595 115 710
4 Others 3,462 1,863 5,325
Total (under graduate + graduate) 95,643 74,222 169,865

Table 4: Number of students in constituent and affiliated campuses by development regions

 

Development Re- gion Number of students Total Percentage
Male Female
Eastern 25,521 30,107 55,628 12.74
Central 127,340 117,150 244,490 56.14
Western 28,048 41,742 69,790 15.82
Mid-Western 16,564 17,432 33,996 7.78
Far-Western 16,356 16,521 32,877 7.53
Total 213,829 222,952 436,781 100

New Initatives

Planning Directorate Office has taken an initiative to run a project called ” Skill Development and Innovative Initiative Project”. The project concept note has already been shared with the different funding agencies such as World Bank,European Union, UNDP and Embassies where we received positive response in terms of getting financial support. The main purpose of the project is to increase an employment opportunity for youths through conducting skill employability and entrepreneur development programs.The project is planning to cover five development regions with the estimated cost of over 300 millions Nepali Rupees.

 

Prof. Ridish K. Pokharel, Ph.D.

Chief

Office of the Planning Council, TU Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal P.O.Box 12473

Phone: (977-1) 4330437, 4330421

Fax: (977-1) 4331964

Email: planning@tribhuvan-university.edu.np

 

 

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