14 out of 43 applicants shortlisted for TU Vice Chancellor

KATHMANDU, FEBRUARY 9: Fourteen of the 43 individuals applying for the vacant post of Vice Chancellor of Tribhuvan University have been shortlisted. The Recommendation Committee on Thursday announced the short-list for presentation and interview of the candidates.

The shortlisted candidates include Kusum Shakya, Keshar Jung Baral, Govinda Subedi, Chitra Bahadur Budhathoki, Gyanendra Prasad Poudyal, Tankanath Dhamala, Tirtha Raj Khaniya, Narayan Belbase, Prakash Ghimire, Bhojraj Aryal, Mahendra Prasad Sharma, Ram Chandra Basnet, Shiva Lal Bhusal and Surya Bahadur Thapa, according to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

The post in the country’s oldest university had fallen vacant with the termination of the tenure of Vice Chancellor Dharmakant Baskota on November 4, 2023. Prime Minister and TU Chancellor Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ on November 10, 2023, formed the Recommendation Committee under the chairmanship of Minister for Education Ashok Kumar Rai to recommend the names for appointment to the post of Vice Chancellor. Ministry secretary Suresh Adhikari and Dr Chandrakala Ghimire, the Chief of TU Central Department of Buddhist Studies, are the committee members.