Bachelor’s Degree to be Made of Three Years Again: VC Prof Dr. Baral

KATHMANDU, FEBRUARY 25: Newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of the Tribhuvan University (TU), Prof Dr. Keshar Jung Baral has announced to revise the Bachelor’s degree to ‘three years’.
It may be noted that Tribhuvan University (TU) had initiated the four-year Bachelor’s degree programme at the Department of Management in the academic year of 2071/72 BS.

After assuming his office at the TU recently, Vice-Chancellor Baral said the four-year Bachelor’s programme has added an investment burden to the students and guardians and also caused inconvenience to the TU in its work operations.

“The four-year programme was designed to adapt to the foreign education system. But, several countries, including neighbouring India and European nations are still adopting three-year Bachelor’s degree,” he noted.

Sharing that some countries, including the United States are running four-year Bachelor’s degree, he said, “Additional one year honorary programme could be run for the students completing three-year Bachelor’s degree and aspiring for pursuing four-year degree abroad.”
However, the Bachelor’s programme of some subjects could be of four-year due to subject specialization, he noted. Pointing out that there has been quite nominal enrollment in some educational programmes of the university and some have even zero number of students, he said the Faculty of Humanities now has lesser enrollment of students compared to other educational programmes.

VC Baral further said the Faculty of Humanities would be restructured as a multi-disciplinary liberal arts programme allowing enrollment of aspirants from other faculties in a bid to resolve the problem. Likewise, the programmes of education faculty would also be restructured in a way to allow students from other subjects to pursue the course, he added.
Outgoing acting VC Shivalal Bhusal along with other senior officials welcomed the newly appointed VC Baral.