Patan Multiple Campus: Multiple course choices for diverse groups of learners

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Yogendra Prasad Shah

Yogendra Prasad Shah
Campus Chief, Patan Multiple Campus

Patan Multiple Campus, situated in Lalitpur district, was established on 17th Bhadra, 2011. It is the pioneering and “A” graded TU constituent campus. It has been producing qualified human resources required for various fields of national concerns, such as economic, social, technical, administrative and cultural sectors. The campus offers a variety of subjects in humanities, management and science faculties. Currently, it is operating English, Nepali, Economics, Population, Sociology, Anthropology, Rural development subjects under the faculty of Humanities. It also offers management and physics syllabi. The campus has been operating B.Sc. CSIT, BCA and BBA programs from private source of funding. In addition, the college is planning to operate BIT program. Currently, there are 299 teaching faculties and 118 staff directly involved in the campus administration.
Yogendra Prasad Shah is the Campus Chief at Patan Multiple Campus. The campus has been showing phenomenal outcomes of the programs with good results of applied courses. Mr. Shah has shared his contention regarding a wide range of course choices at the campus that gives each enrollee a unique experience of advanced learning being a part of diverse groups of learners. Excerpts:

You’ve been given a sterling opportunity to escalate the renown of the campus as campus chief. In this regard, could you share with us your plans for the improvement of academic programs of the campus in the days to come?

We believe in team spirit and have been working according to the ethics of education. Since my appointment as Campus Chief, we have brought about many reforms and improvements in academic activities under my leadership. Moreover, we have managed teaching and learning activities that are smooth and regular. Similarly, we have been maintaining a techno-friendly teaching and learning environment by managing laptops, desktops and projectors in all departments. Similarly, we have constructed the ground floor buildings for economics department, which we already handed over to the campus. The upper floor of economics department is in the process which will be completed through public bid with the fund of national reconstruction authority. Similarly, the ground floor of science building is under construction. Beside these, we are planning to purchase science equipment for science laboratory through the fund provided by UGC and TU planning department. All these projects will be completed through an open bidding process.

Patan Multiple Campus is in the process of acquiring a QAA certificate. Could you tell us about the process of getting it?

Patan Multiple Campus is a highly reputed campus for its quality education. There are various stages and processes to be accomplished for achieving a QAA certificate. We have completed most of the criteria for the process of acquiring such recognition. I hope we will be awarded a QAA certificate within the six months should we work with joint efforts.

How is the job placement of the students produced from Patan Multiple Campus?

Patan Samyukta Campus is operating newly emerged and market demanded courses, such as BBA, B.Sc. CSIT and BCA as technical subjects. Therefore, the graduates of these programs will be able to seize a wealth of opportunities in the global market. Similarly, our products in Humanities, Management and Science streams are qualified and highly demanded in world class corporate and engineering organizations. Undoubtedly, our products have secured appealingly leading positions in the governmental sector and other private companies.

As campus chief of a TU constituent campus, what convincing suggestions would you like to give the University for further improvement of TU constituent campus?

Tribhuvan University is the oldest and largest University in Nepal. It has been operating varieties of programs with the view to produce adept human resources in various sectors required for nation development. In addition, it is a highly recognized university not only in Nepal but also in international level. Still, the University has to bring lots of reforms in quality of education to meet the needs of the 21st Century. For this purpose, the University has to revise and update the curricula and to focus on producing skilled human resources that can be independent as well as can generate jobs for job seekers. Besides these areas, the University should focus on practical and vocational education to utilize available natural resources in the country.

Furthermore, another important aspect for improving our education system is that the University and the government should control commercialization in the education sector together. In my opinion, the state should guarantee the health and education facilities to the citizens of the country. I also suggest that every one, beginning from college chiefs to stakeholders, should show competitive leadership with true spirit of sincerity for improving the quality of education in the TU constituent campuses, which will eventually bring major breakthroughs in the education system of Nepal.


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