TU to give autonomy to affiliated bodies

Kathmandu, January 11:

A general body meeting of the Tribhuvan University (TU) held here today passed the “Rules regarding autonomous educational institutions or colleges under TU-2006”.

According to the TU information section, the rules are expected to make the dissemination of quality education by the educational institutions or colleges under TU more effective. The rules also aim at providing admissions to the maximum number of intellectually capable students in different higher education programmes of the university.

The information section also states that the rules expect to extend the areas of scientific knowledge by developing more innovative technologies and also make education more practical.

“It aims to make institutions or colleges financially sustainable, besides strengthening educational and administrative works by including all concerned stakeholders in the decision-making process of management of the institutions,” said a statement issued here today by Prem Krishna Chitrakar, head of the Information Section of TU.

Speaking on the occasion, minister for education and sports Radha Krishna Mainali lauded the TU bid to let affiliated institutions enjoy autonomy. TU vice-chancellor Prof Dr Govinda Prasad Sharma said, “It is not only our students in technical fields who are excellent but also those in non-technical fields who are equally good.”