National College 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 college is to prepare and mold students capable of catering to the future manpower needs of the country.
Right from the inception, National College has been striving for academic excellence towards overall personality development of students. With the growing needs for competent professionals in the country, National College has been offering need based academic programs namely Bachelor in Development Studies (BDevS) since 1999, Bachelor in Development Finance (BDFin) since 2006, and Bachelor of Social Sciences (BoSS) since 2013 with affiliation from Kathmandu University (KU).
National College is running in its own building, in Pragati Tole, Dumbarahi near the Shankha Park of Kathmandu.
National College is the only college in South Asia offering Bachelor in Development Studies (BDevS), Bachelor in Development Finance (BDFin) and Bachelor of Social Sciences (BoSS) programs for the first time. It has over 60 faculties (full time, part time and visiting).
The college consist of students from more than 5 countries. Students have academic freedom for creative and innovative tasks.
The National College is aimed to become a Center for Excellence in South Asia in terms of Integration of Knowledge, Skills and Behavior through studies, research and practical works in the fields of social, economical and development management for creating “Self Reliant Pupils to form a Developed Society”.
The mission of the College is to prepare new generation of professionals, who are both visionary as well as practical and able to work in wide variety of settings, both in rural and urban areas and also willing to take responsibility with a challenge for the social and economical transformations for equitable and sustainable society.
The primary goal is to prepare outstanding scholars, researchers, planners and development managers, who can provide leadership and support in the related services to improve the lives of individuals in a rapidly changing and complex global society.
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Message from Mr. Madhav P. Neupane
We believe that the purpose of education is to teach our students to think and develop a capacity to reason out facts. Students should be able to keep in mind the importance of planning and proper utilization of their time, which are essential to achieve success.
Academic programs will be most productive when the curricular activities are well supported with research and practical activities. Similarly, the courses should be dynamic as well as contextual.
Based on the notion of Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, National College has been offering three different innovative academic programs in association with Kathmandu University.
During the studies, students have been able to produce and bring wide range of opportunities for further research, entrepreneurship and economic development through regular research works, project works, workshops, trainings and seminars.
In today's world with limited resources, the development challenges are very stiff. Traditional resources, conventional thinking and old technology will not be able to meet the challenges. We should explore new resources, come up with new and innovative ideas, modernize technology and explore new approaches to boost up the economic development.
You have to take inspiration from the graduates of National College, who have achieved remarkable and outstanding success. But it is ultimately the perspiration that is hard work, determination and dedication along with innovative thinking that will lead to success. The future belongs to you.
Madhav P. Neupane
In each semester, the students are taken to different parts of Nepal for field visits. This field visits help students to understand the ground realities and for the practical understandings.
Research and Project work:
Research is one of the major strengths of National college. The students are acquainted with knowledge and research skills and have to accomplish individual project work in final semester.
Clubs and Extra Curricular Activities:
There are more than 10 clubs at National College. These clubs organize different events and empower students through the extracurricular activities.
Class Rooms are equipped with multimedia and audio-visual equipment to facilitate effective learning. They are designed to promote maximum interaction between the faculty and the students.
The college has a computer lab with each system installed with the latest multi-user operating system and anti-virus software. Classrooms are fully networked. Wireless connectivity provides internet access to the students at their own convenience.
The college has a well-equipped library with a vast collection of books, journals, magazines, periodicals and newspapers. In addition, the library also subscribes for the JSTOR online resources that avail for free more than 500,000 public domain articles from more than 200 journals. (http://about.jstor.org/5things/)
The college has exchange programs with universities and organizations in Japan, USA, China, Bangladesh, Philippines. Each year students of National college visit these countries and students from these countries come to National College for mutual learning.
Nepal-Japan Faculty Students Exchange Program
Students exchange has been in practice since 2005, when Mushashi institute of Technology, Japan collaborated with National College to conduct spring and summer projects in Nepal and Japan in March and August respectively. This program, now, has come a long way even after 13 years as 87 Nepali students have visited Japan (fully sponsored by the project) and more Japanese students have visited Nepal than this number. The project, being supported by the Ministry of Education, Japan till 2017, now is supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Japan under Sakura Research Grants effective from August 2018 to March 2021. This has paved the way for ten National College students and a faculty every year to visit Japan for research and exposure. More than 30 students will be benefited from this project in the coming 3 years.
Nepal-China Cultural Exchange Program
National College also initiated a venture with Confucius Institute through Confucius Institute in Kathmandu University (CIKU) where National College faculty, staff and students get opportunity to visit China every year under education, learning and cultural exchange between these two countries. Eleven National College students along with three professors have completed their fully sponsored visit to China since 2014. The collaboration is in continuous process where more students and teachers/professors can take benefit from this international students and faculties exchange program.
Internship, Job Placement:
In collaborations with different National and international organizations, college provides volunteering, internship and job opportunities to its students. Students from BoSS and BDFin program go to Bangladesh, Philippines and Thailand for the internship.
Nepal Bangladesh Collaboration for Internship
Nepal Bangladesh Collaboration for Internship Thengamara Mohila Sabuj Sangha (TMSS), one of the most prominent Bangladesh based development institutions has been providing opportunities for National College students for the research based internship opportunity. The institutions itself being one of the best in world has been the dreams for many local and international students where three National College students did their mandatory internship from. Two students from BoSS and one from BDFin successfully completed their three-month internship in December 2017.
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 Knowledge
2. Math (IQ)
Research Grants: number of research grants available was 24 in the year 2019.