The biggest Virtual Edufair ‘The 4th Virtual Edufair-2022’ has been inaugurated by Prof. Dr. Prem Narayan Aryal Vice Chancellor of Pokhara University today at Alfa House in Kathmandu amid an august presence of HISSAN, OPEN, AECoN, PABSON, N-PABSAN, NPCA officials and academicians of Kathmandu valley. The opening program was flanked by the unveiling of the College Readers ‘Pokhara University’ special issue. VC Aryal was accompanied by Associate Prof. Dr. Dipak Bahadur Bhandari, Registrar of the university while unveiling the Pokhara University special issue.
Addressed by various academicians, the program turned to be an interaction among the university officials and the affiliate college owners. Registrar Dr. Bhandari while addressing the participants and delegates stated that university is very open and positive for its development and growth. It has been revising and updating the courses as per the demand of the market and time to mold the pass outs to make them competent enough to cope with the global market and competitions. He explained some of the remarkable achievements the university bagged especially in MBA programs. He also praised the affiliated colleges for becoming instrumental to realize the university goal and especially assisting the university in the pandemic for successfully conducting the examinations and academic activities, through online. He critically evaluated the role of affiliated college owners and blamed them for obstructing the affiliation granting and new subject granting activities to the new aspiring colleges; he requested them to eschew themselves from the dual role at a same time. VC Prof. Dr. Pre Narayan Aryal requested all the stakeholders to be helpful in every move the university takes for benefitting the colleges and the nation. He further assured the participants and delegates that he has been continually lobbying with the line ministers and related secretaries for reforming the policies to create favourable environment so as to benefit the students and colleges. He expects the moral support from the stakeholders.
OPEN president Mr. Nawaraj Pandey showed his grievances openly among the university officials and promised the participants and delegates that OPEN won’t hinder the affiliation granting process. He further requested the VC for providing affiliation and programs to the eligible ones.
Mr. Narendra Bahadur Adhikari, President, Kathmandu HISSAN delivered the welcome speech while an array of other speakers delivered their speech and wished for the success of the 4th virtual Edufair 2022. Dr. Rajendra KC, president of Private Campus Association Nepal; Yuvraj Sharma, Senior Vice President of HISSAN; Er. Prof. Hari Bhandari, Senior Vice President of OPEN; Mr. Kishor Gautam, Deputy General Secretary of PABSON; Mr. Ritu Raj Sapkota, President of N-PABSON, Arun Kumar Bhandari, Secretary of OPEN and CCM of AECoN also addressed the program.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Prem Narayan Aryal felicitated Er. Prof. Hari Bhandari with ‘Letter of Appreciation’ on behalf of College Readers for receiving dozens of national and international education awards and recent ESQR’s Quality Achievements Award-2021 in the Platinum Category, in recognition of outstanding commitment, support and efforts for the assurance of quality management.
VC Aryal handed over ‘token of love’ to the speakers of the function on behalf of College Readers and 4th Virtual Edufair.
The 15 day long ‘Virtual Edufair’, also known as the largest virtual education fair in the country, will last on 4th Magh 2078.
HISSAN Secretary and Convenor of the Virtual Edufair-2022 Mr. Ramhari Silwal presided over the program and was decently conducted by Mr. Bhawani Prasad Poudel, Secretary of HISSAN Kathmandu.