These universities have already prepared their curricula and started classes but the Tribhuvan University
is yet to hand over the ownership of these campuses to new universities. In the forestry campus, Tribhuvan University
had opened admission for Bachelors in Forestry, according to VCs.
Speaking at an interaction organised by Education Journalists Network (EJON) today, Professor Padam Lal Devkota, Mid-Western University (MWU)
vice chancellor, said, “Tribhuvan University
has barred us from using our properties because it has not been handed over to us legally,” adding, “Due to this, we have been facing various problems.” He said, “We have been running 43 courses in course of two years and acquired 24 bighas of land and constructed a science building but due to the dispute between Tribhuvan University
and our university regarding the right to existing campuses, we have not been able to run our programmes and add infrastructure in a full fledged way.”
He said they have already spent a lot of time meeting the Tribhuvan University
officials to sort out the confusion regarding the right to property but in vain. Kailash Nath Pyakurel, AFU vice chancellor, said the first technical university has been fulfilling all its responsibilities such as teaching, conducting research and disseminating the research findings.
He said, “After a long struggle, we have been able to conduct academic activities in the existing campuses but Tribhuvan University
is yet to hand over the land ownership certificate to us.” He said the Tribhuvan University
has been using the property arbitrarily, adding that they are in no position to stop this misuse.
He said that Tribhuvan University
had taken away some animals from the university’s livestock farm without their consent a few months ago and they could not do anything about it.
Professor Jaya Raj Awasthi, FWU vice-chancellor, said they held talks for 29 times with the Tribhuvan University
officials, in vain.