Institute of Advanced Communication, Education and Research (IACER) is located at Old Baneshwor, Kathmandu. It 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 it also offers semester-based M.A. in English. IACER understands the academic flexibility is a crucial element in today's global learning environment. It offers 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.
The 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 and strives forward for pursuit of academic excellence and intellectual freedom.
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.
Institute of Advanced Communication, Education and Research (IACER) believes that specialization 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.
IACER is committed to providing an interdisciplinary academic experience that transforms students and equips them for a lifetime of learning. It offers 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. The institution will stimulate student's intellectual curiosities and challenge them 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 interdisciplinary 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. The goal of the institution is to find a higher educational space where students from various disciplines specialize in their areas of interest.
The institution offers merit scholarships. 100% scholarships are available to 3 students in both M.A. and M.Phil. programs.