TU-PNC, 19 January 2020 – Prithvi Narayan Campus in collaboration with Coordination Division, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur organized the “Non-Teaching Staff Training on E-Governance” held on 5-19 January 2020 in Pokhara.
Inaugurated by the founder Campus Chief George John of Prithvi Narayan Campus as Chief Guest, the opening session of the training was chaired by Campus Chief Prof. Dr. Chandra Bahadur Thapa and attended by Madhabi Shah, the Chief of Tribhuvan University Coordination Division, Kirtipur.
Speaking at the opening session of the training, the Chief Guest John said that the training is important to equip non-teaching staff with relevant knowledge and skills on ICT in order to remain competent and practical in the workplaces.
Highlighting the need of e-governance in the effectiveness of the institutional performance, Prof. Thapa, the Chairperson of the opening session said that the training was organized for non-teaching staff to learn about more than just the technical aspects of e-governance in order to promote good governance in the campus.
Similarly, speaking at the same opening session, the Chief of Tribhuvan University Coordination Division, Kirtipur Madhabi Shah appreciated the initiation taken by Prithvi Narayan Campus as the exemplary one. At the end of the training, participants will be able to analyze e-governance concepts and frameworks and have the necessary skills for engaging in the e-governance planning and development processes, she added.
At the same occasion, Dr. Min Pun, the Coordinator of the Training Organizing Committee delivered a welcome speech and highlighted that the main objective of the training was to enhance the administrative skills of non-teaching staff of Prithvi Narayan Campus.
On the fifteenth day, the closing session was chaired by the coordinator of the organizing committee Dr. Min Pun and attended by Campus Chief Prof. Dr. Chandra Bahadur Thapa as Chief Guest. The session was also attended by the Chief of Audit Division of Tribhuvan University Narayan Basnet who gave a short talk on the provision of auditing within the Tribhuvan University offices.
The chief guest distributed the certificates of participation to the trainees. The certificate distribution was followed by feedback sharing and speech delivered by the distinguished guests, expert representatives and trainee representatives.
According to the sources, with over 60 years of its history, Prithvi Narayan Campus is one of the oldest and largest campuses of Tribhuvan University and is striving for finding solutions to challenges and preparing students for leadership in the 21st century. The campus was founded on 1 September 1960 in the western region. The campus now has 4 faculties and 1 institute: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Faculty of Management and Faculty of Law, Faculty of Education, and Institute of Science & Technology. It has 34 departments and runs 32 programs and offers about 500 courses. There are 521 faculty and 100 non-teaching staff who have involved in providing higher education to 10511 students in various academic programs.
It is learnt that in 2018, the campus was awarded the “Best Campus of the Year” by the Ministry of Education, Nepal. Similarly, in 2019, the campus was accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Nepal as one of the QAA certified higher education institutions in the country.
As part of its efforts to maintain quality education in the institution, according to the Coordinator of the training, the campus has conducted different academic activities such as faculty development programs, non-teaching staff training, student support programs, infrastructure development programs, international exchange programs and extension programs. For instance, the “Non-Teaching Staff Training on E-Governance” for its non-teaching staff is to enhance their work efficiency.
The non-teaching staff training was facilitated by a team of 29 experts from different academic and professional backgrounds. Mostly, the focus of the training was on the use of computer and information technology in the office. Since the training was also focused on good governance in the campus, there were experts from public administration, management, civil service and so on.
In order to run the non-teaching staff training smoothly, the campus had formed a training organizing committee that consisted of Dr. Min Pun as Coordinator, and Purna Gurung, Nawa Raj Bastola, Chandra Bahadur Khadka, Gyan Bahadur Gurung, Prakash Thapa and Nirajan Thapa as members.
The non-teaching training was organized for 45 clerk and section officer level non-teaching staff of Prithvi Narayan Campus. Both opening and closing sessions were attended by Campus Chief, Founding Principal George John and Administrator Arjun Bikram Rana, Special Guests from Kathmandu, Assistant Campus Chiefs, Administrative Chiefs, experts and trainees.
On both opening and closing sessions of the non-teaching staff training, the program was hosted by a staff from the Account Section Abhimanyu Bikram Rana.