Diploma in Inclusive and Special Needs Education

Diploma in Inclusive and Special Needs Education

6 months
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The program, Diploma in Inclusive and Special Need Education, is designed to address the pressing need for inclusive education and support for diverse learners in Nepal’s education system and beyond. It is a six-month course offered by Kathmandu University School of Education (KUSOED). The program aligns with the mission and objectives of KUSOED by preparing professionals who can make a meaningful impact on the field of education. 

KUSOED offers high-quality teacher education programs with a holistic approach, aiming to develop competent teachers, teacher educators, and educational leaders who can contribute to meaningful and life-affirming pedagogical processes. A shift in educational processes is necessary for developing skilled and visionary educational professionals. Within this organizational context, the program discusses the need for inclusive education, eligibility for prospective students, program structure, course descriptions, and student assessment modalities.

The program aims to equip educators and educational leaders with the knowledge, skills, and strategies required to create inclusive and effective teaching and learning environments. The School of Education, located at Hattiban, Lalitpur, is one of the seven Schools of Kathmandu University. It was established in 1997 to contribute to enhancing the quality of education in the country. 

The School's first academic programs were initiated in 1998 with MPhil and PhD programs in Educational Leadership. Over the years, the School has extended its academic activities by launching new interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary programs. At present, the School offers Bachelor’s, Post-Graduate Diploma, Master’s, Graduate Diploma in Higher Education, Master of Philosophy, and Doctoral programs. The PhD programs of KUSOED are highly acclaimed for producing educational experts capable of creating discourses on evolving educational and development-related issues. These programs impart analytical and research skills to explore deeper layers of meaning, thereby developing next-generation leaders.

Salient Features

Mode of Delivery

This program will be delivered in a blended mode.

Method of Instruction

The methods of teaching will be a combination of varieties of instructional techniques.

  1. Workshops
  2. Group discussions
  3. Demonstrations
  4. Sessions by guest speakers
  5. Seminars
  6. Colloquium
  7. Report writing
  8. Report presentation
  9. Case analysis
  10. Problem-solving
  11. Practical experiences
  12. Fieldwork

Participatory teaching and learning activities are emphasized

Class Size

Given the nature of the course that requires more opportunity for the engagement of students in practical work, including the internship program, the number of students in each cohort will be limited to 20.


The entry requirement for the course is the successful completion of a high school education.

Job Prospects

  1. Schools (Regular, Inclusive, Special, Rehabilitations)
  2. NGOs and INGOs
  3. Research Institutions
  4. Educational Enterprises

Curricular Structure

The course covers 15 credit hours. One credit hour is 16 hours of contact sessions.

Evaluation and Attendance

  1. Evaluation will be conducted in the in-semester (formative) and end-semester (summative) modes. assessment covers 50% and end-semester covers 50% weightage.
  2. In-semester 3. In-semester assessment calls for student participation in the classroom discussions, writing reports, presentations, group activities, project work, case studies, and written tests, and the end-semester examination will be a written test/assessment at the end of the term.
  3. A minimum of 80% attendance is mandatory

Diploma in Inclusive and Special Needs Education Brochure