Two Universities operating from same institute

2015-01-06

Himalayan News Service

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Problems have arisen with two universities operating from the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science in Rampur.

After University of Agriculture and Forestry Science (UAFS), was formed, the government had asked it to operate classes from the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science.

However, with Tribhuvan University refusing to vacate the place, the two universities have been operating from the same place. Earlier, the institute used to be under Tribhuvan University.

At a press meet in Narayangadh, UAFS said work could not be carried out smoothly and independently due to the operation of two varsities from the same place.

UAFS Vice Chancellor Professor Doctor Kailashnath Pyakurel complained that TU’s non-cooperation had delayed work.

TU runs Bachelor third year and fourth year in agriculture and livestock classes, while UAFS is conducting programmes of Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate level at the same place.

Students from both universities live in the same residence. “The laboratory is also the same,” said VC Pyakurel.

Registrar Dr Suryakant Ghimire of University of Agriculture and Forestry Science, said they were looking after the residence, laboratory, classrooms and the livestock. “But, TU is using the land,” Ghimire said.

The land belongs to TU legally though the government has already declared it should be handed over to the new university.

An agreement had been reached last year that students in agriculture and forestry science at Rampur and Hetauda should be enrolled only by the University of Agriculture and Forestry Science.

Source: The Himalayantimes, 30 July 2014