Chitwan, 21 Falgun: Tribhuvan University has commenced classes in the Agricultural Faculty at Chitwan after seven years.
TU had not been able to teach the topic of Agriculture and Veterinary in Rampur after the government gave the place where the agricultural campus was to Agriculture and Forestry University seven years ago.
TU, who continued to teach agricultural education in the district itself, has demanded the application of undergraduate in Khairahni of eastern Chitwan from this year. Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Tirtha Khaniya, said that after a long time Agriculture subject is going to be taught due to the demands from the residents of Chitwan.
The study will be held presently in the building near to Khairahani Secondary School. Vice-Chancellor, Khaniya said that the building will be constructed from Khairahani Municipality-4, Chainpur and later on the campus would be transferred. This was a place where former Maoist fighters were placed previously.
The Government has decided to provide 354 Bigha land to TU and money for the construction of the building. The decision has been made to give 40 Bigha land to TU and all the remaining to Agriculture and Forest University in Rampur. Engineering subject will be taught in Rampur.
Keshav Adhikari, Dean of Agriculture Faculty said that the Municipality provided 2 Bigha land for Practical Classes in Khairahani. There has been an agreement with the Nepal Polytechnic Institute of Bharatpur for the Practical classes in other laboratories. He said that this year, 50 students will be a part of the undergraduate program.
The admission process has been started so as to start the classes from Baisakh. Currently, TU has been teaching Agriculture for Undergraduates in Sundar Bazaar of Lamjung, Bhairahawa's Paklihawa and Gauradaha of Jhapa. In Paklihawa veterinary is also being taught whereas in Ilam classes for B.Sc. Agriculture is taught.
Similarly, the undergraduate program in Agriculture is being taught in Tulsipur, Lamahi and Baitadi of Dang, after giving affiliations. Currently, major agricultural scientists, professors and agricultural employees in Nepal are the production of TU. Vice-Chancellor Khaniya had demanded the teachings of Agriculture in the District after TU had been deprived of teaching Agriculture in Chitwan. He is a resident of Chitwan.