•      Mon Jul 22 2024

Parliamentary Committee discusses Bill on Nepal University 

Kathmandu, Dec 22: The House of Representatives’ Education, Health and Information Technology Committee today held consultation with experts on the Nepal University Bill, 2079 BS.

The committee called the experts working in the higher education sector for discussions to further enrich the bill passed b the National Assembly, the upper house of the Federal Parliament.

The experts took the legislation brought for addressing the challenges seen in the higher education sector positively and suggested for giving priority to quality, autonomy and expertise.

The university is being set up as an autonomous public varsity with the objective of running academic programmes incorporating multi-disciplinary type of subjects not taught in the country so far, said Dr Arjun Karki, Chair of Nepal University’s infrastructure development committee.

Chair of the Development Committee Dr Surya Raj Acharya and Dr Amina Singh said that the proposed university is going to be unique and timely. The meeting was held in the presence of Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Ashok Kumar Rai.

The bill has a provision providing for free higher education to students from the Dalit, marginalized, disabled and economically indigent communities. Committee president Bhanubhakta Joshi shared that the bill would be passed on the basis of suggestions received from experts.

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