National College is located at Dhumbarahi, Kathmandu. It was established in 1996 AD by a group of experienced and dedicated academicians for providing quality and need-based education in a highly congenial academic environment. The broad objective of the National College is to prepare and mold students capable of catering to the future manpower needs of the country.
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Why Choose National College?
Unique courses in South Asia
National College established in 1996 is a pioneer institution in South Asia offering under-graduate studies in development fields.
Kathmandu University Affiliation
The college has been associated with Kathmandu University, one of the best university for higher learning since 1996. It is the only college offering courses on development affiliated to Kathmandu University.
International Students Exchange Program
Nepal Japan Students Exchange Program, a joint initiative between National College, Waseda University and University of Sacred Heart, Tokyo, Japan has been in practice since 2006. From the year 2017, Sophia University, Tokyo too has become a partner in this program.
Through Confucius Institute in Kathmandu University (CIKU), 17 National College students so far got an opportunity to visit China for education, learning and cultural exchange.
National College and Paul Smith’s College (PSC) of USA have initiated joint field studies in Nepal under which 6 National College students visited the USA and 14 US students visited Nepal for field studies, learning and cultural exchange.
Global Internship Opportunities
Students of National College have been provided with internship opportunities to organizations in Bangladesh, India, Thailand, and Philippines.
Students of National College visit various organizations, cultural heritage and historical sites all over Nepal for first hand practical learning experience.
In the past two years (2018 and 19) 48 research grants and financial assistance have been provided to students undertaking independent research activities on the basis of outstanding research proposals.
Students are required to give KUSAAT (Kathmandu University School of Arts’ Admission Test), the details of which are as follows:
KUSAAT is a 90 minute written entrance exam conducted by KUSOA (Kathmandu University School of Arts) followed by Interview. KUSAAT is necessary for students trying to apply for programs offered by Kathmandu University School of Arts, National College, Dhumbarahi and St.Xaviers College.
Eligibility: Applicants must have 10+2 or equivalent degree in any discipline with minimum aggregate of 45% or minimum 2.0 GPA in aggregate with minimum D+ in all the subjects.
Details: KUSAAT consists of 4 sections.
1. General Knowledge2. Math (IQ)3. English4. Nepali
- Topper (TP): awarded in each semester to those students who secure the highest grade at the time of admission and in each semester
- Toppers with 4GPA: awarded to the students who secure 4.00 GPA/CGPA in all the subjects in a semester.
- Needy and Diligent (ND): awarded to the selected needy and diligent students who apply with recommendations for one year
- Merit based (MB): awarded to the students who secure the highest scores in a competition at the time of admission
- ECA Scholarship: based on extra-curricular activities excellence
- SAF Madanjeet Singh Scholarship: scholarships are available for students of SAARC countries to pursue Bachelor in Development Studies (BDevS)
Research Grants: number of research grants available was 24 in the year 2019
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- Established 1996 AD
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