Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Mahalaxmi Marg, Mahalaxmi, Lalitpur

Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (CLE) is a contemporary college committed to supporting students with  the right set of resources, facilities, environment and pedagogy in their pursuit to prepare themselves for a  promising career and a fulfilling life. The institution strives to nurture leadership and entrepreneurship among young  aspirants through suitable graduate and undergraduate degree programs and a wide range of short-term training  modules. 

Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (CLE) was established, building on the institutional experience and expertise amassed by the Academy of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management over the years and driven by a compelling need to establish an autonomous parent organization wholly dedicated to fostering leadership and entrepreneurial knowledge and expertise among young aspirants through proficient delivery of appropriate academic programs and training courses.


The institution emerged into the educational landscape of Nepal in 2010 with the establishment of Academy of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management. In continuation of its efforts for high standards of student learning  and experience, we introduced the Center for Leadership & Entrepreneurship (CLE) in 2021.

By introducing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in the spring of 2022, Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (CLE) will have made a significant step toward realizing its goal of serving as a resource for young people seeking to be leaders and entrepreneurs. CLE pledges to be the institution of choice for future leaders and entrepreneurs with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree and a variety of cutting-edge and useful short-term modular courses in the works.


Develop human capital capable of creating sustainable value for the community, country and humanity at large. 


Foster leadership and entrepreneurship by facilitating aspirant learners with conducive resources, amenities,  pedagogy and environment.

Salient Features

  • Wide-ranging and contemporary academic degree courses and modular training programs,
  • Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) based pedagogical strategy,
  • State-of-art physical infrastructure and ICT enavled high-tech classrooms,
  • Start-up incubation programs for students and alumni,
  • Comprehensive learning management system highly customized to the specific needs of all participants involved in the teaching-learning process,
  • Modern and professional management wholeheartedly committed to student-centered policies and practices.

CLE Pedagogy

Pedagogical strategy adopted by CLE seeks to enrich the learning experience of students by inspiring them to  acquire and internalize the following Graduate Attributes. 

  • Leadership – lead with authentic integrity 
  • Entrepreneurship – deal with complexities and unpredictability creatively 
  • Life-long Learning – reflect on life experiences to abstract richer meanings 
  • Teamship – be a courageous follower who positively contributes to teams 
  • Professionalism – conduct oneself in ways appropriate to the field of work 

Guided by a resolute vision to imbibe these Aspired Attributes into students, teaching learning methods at CLE  include in-class and online lectures, tutorials, individual and group projects, case study analyses, experiential  exercises and management games, research works, seminars and presentations etc. 

A distinguishing aspect of the pedagogical strategy adopted at CLE is Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) wherein  students, divided into smaller groups, engage and interact amongst themselves and actively help one another in  the acquisition of knowledge and skill. Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) is a tried and tested practice and its benefits  well documented which range from positive effect on examination scores, satisfaction of the student learners with  their learning experience as well as personal and professional development of all PAL participants.

Admission Guidelines

Eligibility for Admission in BBA

  • Interested candidates must pass +2 with minimum 1.8 GPA and must have D+ in every subject.
  • An entrance exam subject to college management decisions.
  • Interview which clarifies student English Proficiency Level.

Based on their grade 11 or comparable results, they are eligible for conditional admissions provided they fulfill all prerequisites. According to the final Grade 12 scores, program admission will be decided.

Eligibility for Admission in MBA

Students who have successfully completed or anticipate successfully completing a minimum 3-year Bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline from a College/University recognized by the Government of Nepal with at least a 2 CGPA or a 45 percent aggregate score are eligible to apply for enrollment into the program.

Candidates must submit an online application form and take part in the selection process, which consists of the essay writing component and the personal interview component, in order to be considered for enrolment.

Candidates must complete and submit a thorough Registration Form together with certified copies of the following documents at the time of admission:

  • Mark Sheet and Transcript of SEE, Plus Two and Bachelor Level
  • Character Certificate of SEE, Plus Two and Bachelor Level
  • Citizenship (for Nepali nationals)
  • Passport (for foreign nationals)
  • Two recent passport size color photographs


Based on prior academic achievements and performance during the college's admissions process, tuition scholarships will be given. Candidates must fill out an application and include a letter of justification explaining why they believe they should get a scholarship.


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