Higher Education Nepal




Higher education is known as the education at universities or similar education establishment, especially to degree level. Neither the state of existing graduates, nor the present state of enrollment is guided by market demands and the likely opportunities for entrepreneurship. Basically a student prefers higher education, business administration, humanities or science because of his/her performance in SLC exam, easy to study and pass the final examination, and the convenience of a college/ university to study on. The mushrooming colleges to offer Higher education offer by new colleges are subject in rural areas and business colleges in the market center provided opportunities to thousands of higher education seeking students along with a  target to get a teaching job in his/ her own village, preferably in public school if not in private school in the case of education and in banking and financial sectors along with in big business houses in the case of management studies.

What is equally important that the prospective students have only the switching options between the traditional disciplinary subjects a some of the existing technical subjects are very expensive and extremely limited quotas to get enrolled in. Opening up of new subjects are in shadow under the public domain whereas the start up with new subjects by the private organizations are not only complicated, but risky since they are not tested in the market.

Opening up of new educational colleges for higher education have been probably the most extended activities of political and social worker in localities. Highly motivated by the onus of educational promotion in own locality, people start any educational institution which is easy to start and operate without serious considering the availability of quality teachers and other infrastructure as well the market demand people get a degree, but hardly with any competitiveness either in job market or in entrepreneurship development.

Promotion of technical education and vocational training (TEVT) as a mainstream alternative to secondary education, a non-academic training particularly targeting to those who hold an academic degree in general subjects with low competitiveness, and an academic degrees to those who prefer fast-track professional jobs is the demand of the time. Such establishments should be located in each service center and operated flexibly.

Higher education

in Nepal has remained like in other areas of social services in a state of low development with slow growth rate. Traditional disciplinary subjects are not only strong in performance so far, but also increasing in demand. There is still ample opportunity to expand and diversify avenues of higher education. However, new fields and new programs are required to open up promoting graduates to apply their academic performance for earning a sustainable livelihood, either by seeking employment in the private sector or by self-employment.

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