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Kites and Pandemic: Getting Ready for the Festive Season
Education
By Nirman Ojha The COVID-19 pandemic has been very frustrating as it has impacted our life at personal, professional and societal levels.  How are we going to celebrate Dashain and other great festivals in the middle of this pandemic? I am sending my best wishes to you all, from the vantage of my academic life around MIMS College. Our academic operations highly impacted Like every other business, the College operations have been impacted extremely. Amidst [...]
Exciting Environmental Sociology Fellowship!!!
Career
NIMS College is proud to announce research scholarship for prospective MA Sociology students committed to pursue dissertation research on any of the following topics of Environmental Sociology: Political economy of scientific forest management Economic sociology of agriculture and forest enterprises in Nepal Political sociology of environmental governance in federalizing Nepal Climate change and Himalayan societal resilience in Nepal Political economy of hydropower development in Nepal Natural resources conflict and social transformation Gender justice and environmental [...]
Research and engagement in higher education teaching and learning
Education
By Dr Mani Ram Banjade and Mr Ishwari Banjade The landscape of higher education teaching and learning marks a remarkable shift. As per the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, the number of students enrolled in higher education institutions continue to rise. It is expected that the number of enrolments will reach 594.1 million by 2040 compared to 214.1 million in 2015. Despite the improvement in students enrolment globally, enhancing the quality of teaching-learning remains a major [...]
Sustainable Development Goals and Local Government – Innovation Lab Kicks Off
Career
    A new NIMS Innovation Lab was kicked off on 16 August on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Local Government. This is organised by NIMS College as a special capacity building opportunity for NIMS faculties and teachers in collaboration with Australia based Institute for Studies and Development Worldwide (IFSD). In the planning phase, participants will be guided to develop an action research proposal and then develop a partnership with municipal governments chosen by the [...]
Teaching social research skills in the field: Some pedagogical insights
News
Dr Mani Ram Banjade We recently took MA Sociology students of NIMS College and two other researchers to the rural areas of Sindhupalchowk with an objective of providing them hands-on training on social research skills. Under Tribhuvan University’s MA sociology curriculum, students in each semester are required to study five courses, and one of these is social science research methodology. The University’s teaching strategy encourages Colleges to provide students with both theoretical knowledge and practical [...]
Maintaining the Culture of Academic Quality in Nepalese Universities
Education
  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 [...]