CONTACT

Dr. Kamal Raj Devkota

kamalrajdevkota7@gmail.com

Lecturer, Research Center for Educational Innovation & Development (CERID)

Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur

Kathmandu, Nepal

ABOUT US

Tribhuvan University (TU), established in 1959, is a government-aided public university in Nepal. There are five institutes and four general faculties under which 39 central departments, 62 constituent campuses and 1062 affiliated public and private colleges are running in different disciplines. TU offers Bachelor, Master and PhD programs both in technical and general disciplines.  Four research centres including Research Centre for Educational Innovation and Development (CERID) have their glorious history for their contribution in research and knowledge generation for policy making and implementation in the nation. TU runs Master Degree programs through semester system and Bachelor Degree programs through annual system. TU, as the largest and leading university of the nation, accommodates more than 80 percent of the total higher education students of the nation. TU has 8,340 teaching faculties, and 7674 non-teaching staff including the support staff in its different faculties, institutes, constituent campuses and research centers. TU aims to develop competitive human resource for the national development as well as global competition through quality education and research.

CERID under Tribhuvan University has a long-established profile in literacy research. Dr. Surendra Giri, the Executive Director, is leading the proposed partnership.  Dr. Kamal Raj Devkota, lecturer of CERID contributes his strong research expertise in language education and literacy particularly focusing on Dalits, disadvantaged and marginalized communities in Nepal.

  • Dr Surendra Giri
    Dr Surendra Giri
    Dr Surendra Giri is currently working as the Executive Director of CERID at TU. He specializes in Health Education. He completed his PhD from the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has been working as a teaching faculty at TU for the last two decades, and also has successfully completed the assigned responsibilities including the campus chief. He has conducted a number of small and large-scale research studies including awareness on HIV/AIDS, Health Care Services in Rural Communities in Nepal, and Perception of Health and Well Being. He has also authored a number of books that concern health education in Nepal. His areas of interest for future research are education policy, issues and challenges and curriculum development.
  • Dr Kamal Raj Devkota
    Dr Kamal Raj Devkota
    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.
  • Professor Sushan Acharya
    Professor Sushan Acharya
    Professor 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.
  • Professor Dr Binod Luitel
    Professor Dr Binod Luitel (PhD)
    Professor Dr 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.
  • Deepak Khanal
    Mr 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.