TU set to introduce 4-year bachelor’s programme
By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, May 24: Tribhuvan University is planning to introduce a four-year bachelor’s programme in Humanities Facutly from this year.
In all other streams, including science, management and education, the four-year bachelor’s programme has already been implemented.
The faculty decided to introduce the four-year programme after job market started treating the products of Humanities stream differently because of shorter course duration, Shiva Lal Bhusal, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, said.
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) has been unable to introduce a four-year programme because of larger number of subjects in Humanities than in other faculties and due to difficulty to integrate courses and to manage resources like teachers and infrastructure, Bhusal added.
At TU, more than 40 subjects are taught under Humanities.
The faculty is now revising the courses by discussing with subject experts with the plan to introduce four-year programmes from coming session that begins from September- October, 2019.
Bhusal said, “We are trying our best to launch the four-year programme from this year. Therefore, the dean office is going to mobilise subject experts soon to prepare the course of study.”
Meanwhile, the faculty is also planning to introduce “Nepal Studies” as a compulsory subject. Bhusal further said that they wanted to introduce the subject to give basic knowledge about history, geography and culture of Nepal for all students of the Humanities.
“Even after being graduated, many students lack basic knowledge of their own country, therefore, we have decided to introduce Nepal Studies as a compulsory subject,” he added.