The oldest University of Nepal, Tribhuvan University (TU), with total students strength of around Rs four lakhs, and Lovely Professional university (LPU) have signed a Memorandum of understanding for promoting quality education to students of their respective countries.
This collaboration will commence and facilitate academic research, student/faculty exchange, and high technology transfer between the two universities. In this regard, TU's Rector Prof Guna Nidhi Nyaupane, Registrar Dr Chandra Mani Poudel and the Executive Director Centre for International Relations TU Dr Bal Mukunda Bhandary visited LPU to sign the MoU.
They met LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal, Pro Chancellor Rashmi Mittal, Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar and other senior functionaries to have mutual discussions. They also had talks with many Nepalese students who have already been studying at LPU under different study programmes of their choice. The MoU was signed by TU Rector Prof Nyaupane & LPU Registrar Dr Monica Gulati, on behalf of TU & LPU, respectively.
On this occasion Prof Nyaupane exclaimed, "Though we do not have many partners, yet we have gone for collaboration with LPU in India. In fact, we share India's culture and knowledge, and there are many senior staff members on TU's rolls, who have completed one or other part of their education from India. Keeping in the line, in the first phase of our collaboration, we are going immediately for faculty exchange and joint collaborative programmes. This is a very good initiative, as LPU also has a large number of students which ensures the continuity of relations to maintain progress."
Meanwhile enrolment of students from diverse geographical areas and cultures, for the year 2012-13, has made TU as one of the largest in the world. It offers more than 4,400 courses for intermediate, undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes. The university has 85 integral colleges and more than 600 affiliated colleges throughout Nepal. While LPU is India's largest private university.
(Source: Times of India)