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Tribhuvan University (TU) is the State owned university with five technical institutes and four general faculties. TU offers 50 courses for the technical proficiency certificate level, in the areas of study which are not included in the existing 12 years school education (Secondary School).  Proficiency certificate in most of the disciplines/ areas is almost phased out from TU and only Bachelor, Master's and PhD programme are in priority of TU campuses.  There are 100 courses at Bachelor’s level and 120 courses at Master’s level.  It also offers Ph.D. degree in different disciplines both at the Science and Technical Institutes and Faculties.  TU ran its programs only through its constituent campuses prior to 1980. But in 1980 TU gave affiliated colleges as well to run its programs.  Consequently now 1032 private and community affiliated colleges in the country.

CERID under Tribhuvan University has a long-established profile in literacy research and the Director, Prof. K.C. Sharma, is leading the proposed partnership.  Associate Prof. Dr. Sushan Acharya from Tribhuvan University (TU) contributes her strong research expertise in gender, literacy and non-formal education, including monographs published by UNESCO Kathmandu.


Dr. Sushan Acharya

Associate Professor, Central Department of Education

Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur



Dr. Sushan Acharya holds a Doctorate in Education (EdD) in International and Non-Formal Education (1999) and Masters in International and Non-Formal Education (1994) from Center for International Education (CIE), University of Massachusetts (UMass), Amherst, USA; and Masters in English Literature (1984) Tribhuvan University (TU), Kathmandu.  She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Foundation of Education and Department of Education Planning and Management of the Central Department of Education, Tribhuvan University. Sushan has undertaken a number of research, evaluation, reviews and consultancy projects in the field of education (both formal and non-formal) particularly focusing on gender and social inclusion.  She has published a number of articles on gender and social inclusion in the context of education in Nepal.

Dr. Kamal Raj Devkota, a lecturer and researcher of the Research Centre for Educational Innovation and Development (CERID), Tribhuvan University, specializes in language education and literacy in Nepal. He has undertaken a number of research works and policy reviews in the field of education. For the last few years, he has been coordinating the verification research of the Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs) under School Sector Development Plan (SSDP), Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) in Nepal. As well, he has been leading a number research works including research-teaching interface in higher education, language shifting, and globalization and language education. He has now worked as the coordinator of UNESCO Chairs for CERID, TU.

Deepak Khanal is a lecturer at Research Centre for Educational Innovation and Development (CERID), Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He has specialized in Educational Planning and Management. He is interested in diverse educational issues including leadership and professional development among the teachers both of school tertiary levels. Currently, he is engaged in family literacy and family learning research.

Binod Luitel (PhD) is a professor at Research Centre for Educational Innovation and Development (CERID), Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He has specialized in language pedagogy, and is interested in various areas of educational exploration. He has delivered presentations nationally and internationally in several themes of language education; and has carried out research and published papers in many areas of education including language pedagogy. He has worked as the editor of several journals (national and international) related to education and language pedagogy for 10 years, and has a high zeal to work in research-cum-innovation activities as well as to write creatively in the field of education.