Kathmandu, July 15
Students, teachers and other concerned can now enjoy free Wi-Fi service on the premises of Tribhuvan University, the country’s first higher education institution located in Kirtipur, Kathmandu.
The university premises in Kirtipur is spread over 3,758 ropanies (188.23 hectares) of land and now the students can have round-the-clock access to the internet on its premises.
Former vice chancellor of the varsity Kedar Bhakta Mathema had inaugurated free Wi-Fi services on TU premises on July 9 on the occasion of 57th anniversary of the university.
He also launched digital smart boards in the TU Central Department. Dr Mathema inaugurated the digital class by writing ‘As we cannot imagine Nepal without mountains, we cannot imagine Nepal without Tribhuvan University’ with the digital pen on the smart board.
Similarly, TU also formally inaugurated the Open and Distance Learning education centre in the university.
Prof Dr Tirtha Raj Khaniya, vice chancellor of Tribhuvan University, today said, “We have adopted modern technology in the teaching-learning process,” he said. He assured that TU was planning to digitise all central departments of TU to improve the quality of education.
“We are going to develop well-equipped modern classrooms in all central departments and give priority to quality education to establish TU as a centre of excellence,” he said.
It seems that TU’s plan to discourage use of papers in office correspondence by encouraging e-administration and promoting e-governance is going to be realised with internet access on TU premises.
A total of 436,781 students (56 per cent male and 44 per cent female) had enrolled in the university in the year 2014/15. Of them, 15 per cent had enrolled in technical courses.
A version of this article appears in print on July 16, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.