Institute of Advanced Communication, Education and Research (IACER) was established in February 2001 with the aim of providing advanced research degrees in the Humanities and Social Sciences, with English Studies at the heart of the academic experience.
IACER is the first institution to offer the M.Phil in English program in Nepal, and the only to offer semester-based M.A. in English.
At IACER we understand the academic flexibility is a crucial element in today's global learning environment. We offer interdisciplinary course that blend traditional inquires with contemporary issues, and students are asked to engage not only with literary texts but also with immediate and imminent socio-political concerns like globalization, conflict transformations, gender relations, and the environment. Our small class sizes ensure that students get individualized attention in this pursuit, and seminars and guests lectures facilitated by professors from all around the globe expose students to existing debates in world education.
IACER is creative and invigorating space where contemporary issues in the Arts and Social Sciences are debated in and out of classroom - join us in our pursuit of academic excellence and intellectual freedom!
IACER is committed to providing an interdisciplinary academic experience that transforms students and equips them for a lifetime of learning. We offer students the concepts and tools required to engage with issues of local and global concern, and prepare them for professions that are in demand in an increasingly interdependent world.
IACER will stimulate your intellectual curiosities and challenge you to explore new avenues of thought.
Master’s program incorporates study of literature and cultural discourses. Consequently, students are oriented towards both English Studies and studies of various cultural notables like Race, Ethnicity, Class, Nation, Gender, and Conflict. M. Phil. program covers wide ranging topics from the Humanities and Social Sciences which enable them to comprehend the vocabularies, concepts, and methodologies with a wider sense of proportion. Such interdisciplinarity equip them to carry on disciplinary research of their interest. The pedagogic motto is that disciplinary research begins with interdisciplinary beginnings
IACER is devoted to excellence in writing and research, teaching and learning to help students push the boundaries of knowledge so that they enable themselves in highly competitive world of professionalism.
IACER opened in 2001 with the goal to find a higher educational space where students from various disciplines specialize in their areas of interest. The institute with its very nature of courses provide scholars platforms to develop their area of specialization, instead of opting for specialized graduate programs from the outset. Once equipped with the concepts and methods of Human and Social Sciences, a student can focus on a particular field of study. Specialization, we believe, does not begin with hoodwink epistemic, pragmatic fields of university education. Furthermore, IACER believes that a student should always be given choices to move from one discipline to another instead of blocking his or her goals and objectives of scholarship.
Institute of Advanced Communication, Education and Research (IACER)
Old Baneshwor Height, Kathmandu, Nepal
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ESTD: 2001 AD
Message from Prof.Dr. Arun Kumar Gupto, PhD
IACER has entered its fourteenth year of academic pursuit. During these years we have engaged ourselves with students from various academic disciplines and professions. We have endeavored to learn about life and art, the values of the Humanities, about individuals and communities, about conceptualizing the world around us, and many other humble and eminent things.
Amidst such dynamism of scholarly pursuit, I have always believed in what my favorite thinker, Jacques Derrida, says: “Scholarship is the profession of ethics, which prepares mature minds who in turn shape and modify social behaviors. This is the idea of the university in general and the Humanities in particular. Things that concerns the history of truth and values, in its relation to the questions of man and society, of what is just to man, of human rights, of democracy, of crime against humanities, and so forth, all must find its space of discursivity, without condition and without presupposition, its legitimate space of research and insight, within the university and above all within the Humanities.” I welcome students to such a world of knowledge and honesty.
On behalf of the members of the IACER institute, I assure you that our goal is to evoke the passion of knowledge under and around the old trees here which stands firm from rain to icy cold, from the fall to the regeneration of its leaves.
IACER professors, widely respected for their research and scholarship, are dedicated to academic excellence and committed to intellectual freedom. Our faculty consists of distinguished scholars, researchers and authors who are known for their eagerness and passion. Our experienced staff members are always ready to address student concerns.
Merit Scholarships available. 100% scholarships are available to 3 students in both M.A. and M.Phil. programs.