Kathmandu, May 19 (RSS): The members of the academic fraternity have stressed on making the semester system introduced by the Tribhuvan University (TU) sustainable and lasting.
At a seminar on 'Semester Stratification: Exchange of Experience and Building Strategy' held in Bhaktapur on Friday by TU, participants called for running the semester system in a sustainable way so that it could be useful in a student's life.
TU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Tirtha Raj Khaniya spoke of plan to project the semester system in all levels. Stating that problems emerged as the system was introduced without needed discussion and planning, Khaniya pledged to reform the TU's classrooms and continue with the semester system in a systematic way.
He added that preparations were being made to delegate more responsibilities on the professors and to bring out the final results of exams through the campuses and departments.
TU's Higher Education Reform Project Coordinator Prof Dr Shankar Prasad Bhandari called for running the semester system in a managed way.
At the programme, Management Faculty's Dean Prof Dr Dilli Ram Sharma, Humanities and Social Science Dean Prof Dr Shiva Lal Bhusal, Law Dean Prof Dr Tara Prasad Sapkota and Education Dean Prof Dr Krishna Prasad Gautam urged the officials to make semester system compulsory in all levels and make the deans' offices more influential.
The participants at the seminar held deliberations on ways to use the classrooms where the semester system is being implemented, prioritization of the subjects in the curriculum and on ways to make the examination papers' evaluation more scientific and practical. On the occasion, 34 professors from the TU's constituent and affiliate campuses were given training on management and effectiveness of the semester system.