TU Higher Education Reform Project

Tribhuvan University

Tribhuvan University is the biggest and oldest university which has 60 constituent campuses, five technical institutes, four faculties and four research centres. Major burden of higher education has been taken by Tribhuvan University. Since, Nepal has become a member of WTO and in the changed global context improvement of academic quality in higher education is a big challenge. To achieve its set objectives, T.U. has been geared towards the modernization of Nepalese society through higher education and has adopted the policy of provide scholarships and waive tuition fees to meritorious and needy students (poor, brilliant, and students from the marginalized, dalit and janjati groups), make provision of scholarship for quality improvement of teachers, increase cost sharing and lunching market based programs, due emphasis on applied science, and provide decentralization and autonomy to constituent campuses / institutes / faculties.

TU Higher Education Reform Project (2014-2020)

Tribhuvan University, with the assistance of the World Bank, has already completed the first Higher Education Project (1997-2002). Second Higher Education Project (SHEP) is continued with the support of the World Bank. This project aims the enhancement of financial sustainability of T.U. by providing incentives; improvement of academic quality and financial sustainability of T.U. decentralized and autonomous campuses / institutes / faculties. Project has been visualized to: ensure enhance quality and relevance of higher education and through a set of incentives for promoting effective management and financial sustainability of higher education institutions, improved access for academically qualified under privileged students including disadvantaged to higher education.