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:
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
|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|
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|
|Science and Technology||10935||4142||15077||8.88||5997||1939||7936||2.97|
|Agriculture and Animal Science||865||398||1263||0.74||215||155||370||0.14|
|Humanities and Social Sciences||22715||18569||41284||24.30||13363||14025||27388||10.26|
Table 3 : Number of students in under-graduate and graduate programmes in the constituent campuses
|Programmes||Number of students||Total|
|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|
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.
Office of the Planning Council, TU Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal P.O.Box 12473
Phone: (977-1) 4330437, 4330421
Fax: (977-1) 4331964