Established in November 1991 by an Act of Parliament, Kathmandu University (KU) is an autonomous, and not-for-profit public institution dedicated to providing “Quality Education for Leadership.” The university has seven schools: Arts, Education, Engineering, Law, Management, Medical Sciences, and Science.
The School of Arts (SOA) at Kathmandu University was established in 1996. It is one of the seven Schools at the University established to impart education in liberal arts, music, media, and social sciences with the aim of producing able professionals that can contribute to the development of the nation.
Education for promoting ideals of social and economic justice and well-being for all persons and their environments.
Promote professional knowledge, understanding and skills in the development of arts, culture, and other social and economic potentials of human resources through
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Message from the Dean
It is my great pleasure to share with you the philosophy that drives us at the School of Arts. Being one of the younger Schools at KU, there is still a long way to go for us. But that should not stop us from celebrating what we have achieved over the years. The diversity we enjoy – that includes disciplines such as Ethnomusicology, Fine Arts, Development Studies, Media Studies, Economics, Community Development, Human and Natural Resources Studies and Buddhist Studies –represents to a large extent the wide spectrum of the society we live in. The committed faculties and staff of these programs are working every day to give their best to the students and the community, without whose dedication we would not be where we are now.
But the future awaits us, and we should prepare ourselves for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. For that we need to build our capacity and be equipped with tools, skills and knowledge that will enable us to face the realities of tomorrow. School of Arts has the potential to expand much wider, but we want to do so step by step.
One such step is our effort in taking the campus to the community, where we will continue to give emphasis on a greater involvement with the communities, so that we are able to understand their challenges and possibilities and provide informed and sustainable solutions. The other step will be to expand our global engagement with academic institutions from different parts of the world, where we work as partners and collaborate in research and capacity building.
I invite you to explore this site to get a glimpse of the programs that engage our faculty, staff and students, and gain a sense of how you can be a part of our mission. Do join us in our pursuit of knowledge and social change.
- Prof. Sagar Raj Sharma, Ph.D
Departments and Courses of KU School of Arts:
Qualified candidates can apply for admissions at the payment of Rs. 1000.00 (non-refundable fee). The Department conducts written test for the applicants and calls for interview after the results of the written test. But due to this pandemic KUSOA has been taking the KUSAAT exam and interview via online. A final result is published for the successful candidates calling for the enrollment.
Students will be evaluated on four-point scale using letter grades as follows:
KU SOA Scholarship
It is focused for meritorious and needy (economically weak) students successfully admitted in KU UNG programs. For each 24 fee paying students, student will be admitted on full or partial scholarship(equivalent to the fee of one student).This scholarship is provided to 1st year students at the time of admission, first time on need basis and then based on their academic performance reviewing annually. They need to maintain a minimum total GPA of 3.0 to continue in each academic year. Also, it will not be regular for students who have to appear compartmental exams and who does not maintain discipline.
KU Educational Loan
Under this category, an educational loan will be provided to the selected students enabling them to meet 25% to 50% of total fees charged by the university. This educational load depends on available fund in each UNG program of SOA as per KU rule. It is required that the student must sign a contract paper with the university (as a bond paper) for its refund. Other conditions are same as that in KU scholarship. The number of this educational loan offered in this scheme depends upon the available scholarship fund which in turn is dependent on the return/payment of the loan received by students in earlier years.
Procedures for Application and Awarding of Scholarships: