PM stresses improving access to higher education for all

Kathmandu, August 13

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba today stressed on improving access to higher education for all.

Inaugurating the Tribhuvan University Assembly, PM Deuba, who is the chancellor of TU, also laid emphasis on improving the quality of education in the varsity.

Speaking on a different note, the PM shared that the government was committed to implementing the constitution as stability was a must to improve academic environment in the country.

Similarly, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education Gopal Man Shrestha stressed on scientific, professional, technology-based education in the country. He said TU had the largest number of students although there were 10 other universities in the country.

Likewise, TU Vice Chancellor Dr Tirtha Khaniya said the university was doing its best to provide qualitative and competitive education. H

TU Registrar Dilliram Upreti presented a budget of Rs 19.31 billion for the fiscal 2017-18 while Rector Prof Sudha Tripathi presented 58th annual report of the TU before the assembly.

The TU has been running engineering, agriculture, medical, forestry and science and technology courses in the technical category, and law, management, education and humanities and social sciences in the general category.

A total of 1,045 private colleges are affiliated to TU. They are running academic programmes from the Bachelor’s level to PhD.