May 2019

Transforming Boring Classes into Exciting Learning Platforms at NIMS College?
  By Ishwari P Banjade   Boring classrooms In my teaching journey of more than a decade, I have often found teachers’ roles and responsibilities limited to planning the lesson, delivering lectures, assessing students’ learning, and managing the classroom environment. In other words, traditionally there has been an attempt to typify the teaching duties merely in terms of delivering the course content in a specified time period without bothering much about other significant aspects of [...]
Maintaining the Culture of Academic Quality in Nepalese Universities
  By Kushal Pokaharel In the latest round of incidents confirming the desire of Prime Minister Oli to exercise more control over universities, the government has proposed a bill to amend the university acts. The draft bill has a provision that authorises the prime minister to sack key university officials—VCs, rectors and registrars with as long as one-fourth of the members of the senate agreeing. Expressing their strong dissatisfaction over this arrangement, former vice-chancellors of [...]
Social Work Field Camps: Exciting Learning and Community Experience
Internship and jobs
  By Gita Bhattarai Learning beyond the classroom Social work education is gaining popularity among students as a unique academic program within social science. What fascinates me about this program is its focus on field education and experiential from fieldwork activities. What is fascinating is that the program inculcates a unique value orientation that aims at making students responsible social citizens. Unlike other social sciences programs which are primarily theoretical in nature, this discipline has [...]
Why Did I Take the NIMS College Leadership Role?
  Dr Mani R Banjade I am delighted to share with friends and the wider community that I decided to be part of a small team to run a higher education college in Nepal. This was a very deliberative decision I made, after spending over five years in the government service, seven years in the world of NGOs and over three years in an international research organisation. This decision also follows four years of doing [...]