Historian Prof Dr Tri Ratna Manandhar retired from the Tribhuvan University seven years ago, and eight months ago from Lumbini Buddhist University. However, he still gives lectures as a guest lecturer and has plans to do historical research and write as well. Some aspects of Rana Rule in Nepal, Nepal the years of trouble, Nepal Bhot Bibadha and Nepalko Itihaansma Jung Bahadur are some of the books he has penned. He has been honoured with different awards like Mahendra Bidhya Bhusan, Rastriya Pratibha Puraskar, Rudraraj Puraskar, Balachandra Puraskar to name a few. Here he gets nostalgic about his college days
MY ALMA MATER(S)
I completed my BA in 1963 from Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus, Ghantaghar and MA in 1966 from Tribhuvan University College (now Tribhuvan University, Kiripur), Tripureshwor. Then did my post-graduate diploma from Cambridge University, UK and PhD from TU.
I studied Political Science, Nepali and History.
College life was a kind of celebration and proud aspect of my life.
BEST OF COLLEGE LIFE
Being able to get education and living a free life.
My mum put on tika on my forehead on the first day of my college, blessing me to study well. Once I was 10 minutes late in entering the classroom as I was playing table tennis in the games room. After some time, my teacher asked me question related to the topic of the lecture being given. I was unable to answer it. I felt ashamed and from that day I was never late for class.
You must be hard working and you should have discipline if you want to get success in life.
WORDS TO HEED
College is the place where you get your education. Your future depends on your college life, so choose subjects wisely that will be fruitful in the future. During college life your only motto in life must be studying.
HOW TO ACE IN COLLEGE
Be punctual and be responsible to create an academic environment. Be serious while you study and don’t hesitate to ask for help from your teachers whenever you are in doubt. Do enjoy your freedom but within limit.
Source: The Himalayantimes, published on 16th December