TU starts MPhil in education

Kathmandu, August 16:

The Tribhuvan University has started courses on MPhil in Education from this academic session with the view to producing more researchers with quality training for higher education. The classes have started since a week ago with 28 students who had passed Masters in Education. Professor Dr Bidyanath Koirala, coordinator, MPhil programme, said the TU has produced students with the best theoretical knowledge, but it lacks properly-trained researches. The new course would cater to the need of trained researchers, he said.

“Earlier, the result was very poor when it came to the pass rate of PhD students,” said Koirala, adding: “With the registration of 50 students, only two students used to get the degree.” “We are hopeful that with the introduction of MPhil degree, the pass rate in doctorate-level will also increase.” “Our course of study is focussed on comparative study of western literature to that of eastern literature, research methodology and learning process by doing.” The programme is a three-semester course with a time frame of one-and-a-half year.

TU rector Dr Mahendra Singh said such programmes would help build confidence among doctorate-level students in research methodology and they would not need to go abroad to get MPhil degree.