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Press evaluation:
Background:

Institutional failure: Except for rare exceptions, universities in Nepal have largely failed to become vibrant institutions of higher education, by Pratyoush Onta and Devendra Uprety (kp 21/11/2014)

Experts lay emphasis on starting Open University (ht 19/11/2014), ‘House will endorse Billon Open University soon’ (ht 20/11/2014), ‘Distance learning not so far from Nepal now’, interview with Anna Peachey (ht 23/11/2014)

A case of bad apples: Continuing high-level corruption at universities threatens to deprive Nepali students of a decent education, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 18/11/2014)

New PU vice-chancellor accused of making unilateral appointments, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 09/11/2014), Appointment triggers disturbance at PU (ht 09/11/2014), Pokhara University VC joins office (ht 10/11/2014), PU appointments kick up dispute (ht 14/11/2014), Teachers protest appointments by PU VC, by Keshav Sharan Lamichhane (rep 14/11/2014), PU teacher on fast-unto-death (kp 18/11/2014), PU officials resign, prof calls off strike (ht 22/11/2014)

Govt appoints VC in two universities (kp 08/11/2014)

Labs for change: Investing more in universities and ensuring academic autonomy are crucial for Nepal’s future, by Jeevan K. Prasain (kp 06/11/2014)

Admission delay irks MBBS scholarship awardees: Students warn of launching stern protest if process not started at the earliest (ht 06/11/2014)

TU to introduce semester system for master’s level (kp 06/11/2014), TU colleges in Valley brace for semester system (rep 06/11/2014)

Govt mulling to dissolve NMC, by Manish Gautam  (kp 05/11/2014)

Pokhara University hit by corruption scandal (kp 02/11/2014), PU in shambles after CIAA booked its top officials (ht 02/11/2014), Shameful, says ex-FNCCI chair (ht 03/10/2014), Work at Pokhara University hit after officials’ arrest (ht 04/11/2014), With graft exposed, students quit Purbanchal, Mid-Western varsities, by Nirjana Sharma (rep 04/11/2014), New VC for Pokhara University soon (ht 06/11/2014), PM to talk to CIAA today regarding irregularities in PU (ht 06/11/2014), Pokhara varsity officials freed on general date (ht 12/11/2014), CIAA to challenge Special Court's order to release 24 PU officials, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 17/11/2014)

TU plans more medical facilities for students, staff (ht 01/11/2014)

PU appointment draws criticism, by Binod Bhandari (kp 31/10/2014)

CIAA detains 23 PU officials including VC Bhattarai (ht 27/10/2014), CIAA arrests PU VC, 22 others, by Bharat Koirala (ht 28/10/2014), CIAA detains VC of PU, ex-VC, 21 others: PU said to be into corruption since very beginning, by Keshav Sharan Lamichhane (rep 28/10/2014)

TU asks IoM to shift its undergrad programme (kp 12/10/2014)

Call for separate public varsity (ht 12/10/2014)

TU professors, staff found playing truant (ht 10/10/2014)

TU constituent colleges: Student enrolment lowest in eight years, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/09/2014)

Varsities 12 but TU still holds 90 pc students (kp 28/09/2014)

PU officials get jobs back, stir called off (ht 26/09/2014)

Contract lecturers, Employees padlock PU (kp 22/09/2014)

Admissions in medical schools in state of limbo (ht 21/09/2014)

PM inaugurates science musuem (kp 18/09/2014)

SC clears affiliation hurdle for NMC (kp 18/09/2014)

TU has water storage for emergency use (kp 11/09/2014)

Janaki Medical College loses MBBS seats, by Manish Gautam (kp 10/09/2014), IoM fixes 760 MBBS seats for TU colleges (ht 10/09/2014)

TU loses 200,000 students in a year (kp 10/09/2014)

IoM asked to furnish detail ‘autonomy plan’, by Manish Gautam (kp 08/09/2014)

Entrance tests will be mandatory: TU (kp 08/09/2014)

Newly-appointed chancellors administered oath of office (ht 08/09/2014)

Affiliate medical colleges charging higher fees than KU itself, by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 07/09/2014)

VCs express dissatisfaction over CIAA raids (kp 04/09/2014), Koirala warns ofthrowing the book at corrupt academicians (ht 04/09/2014)

TU directs IoE to suspend admission process (kp 04/09/2014)

TU told to let MMIHS run MBBS courses, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 29/08/2014)

IoE courts controversy for reviewing entrance exam results, by Nirjana Sharma (rep 27/08/2014)

CIAA raids 13 TU departments: HSEB and CTEVT also under investigation for corruption; Two truckloads of documents confiscated, by Bhadra Sharma and Binod Ghimire (kp 25/08/2014)

Mid-western varsity VC, registrar arrested (ht 25/08/2014), Corruption case filed against MWU officials (ht 26/08/2014)

KU professors withdraw protest (kp 24/08/2014), KUPA warns of stir if varsity deceives (ht 25/08/2014)

KU, NMC deny Nobel admission call, by Manish Gautam and Binod Ghimire (kp 17/08/2014)

KU teachers to halt classes from Monday (rep 17/08/2014)

TU to hold Convocation Day in December (ht 16/08/2014), 53,000 graduates to attend TU convocation in January (rep 18/08/2014)

Highlights of KUSL’s Launching Ceremony, by Bidushi Adhikari (sp 15/08/2014)

Universities And CIAA: Developing An Unholy Alliance, by Prem Khatry (rn 12/08/2014), Varsities engage in corruption in absence of strong oversight: Experts, by Nirjana Sharma (rep 14/08/2014)

KUPA warns it will seek KU officials’ resignation (ht 11/08/2014)

Former PU officials face graft charge (kp 08/08/2014)

CIAA wants MWU VC, three officials suspended, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 07/08/2014), Pandey appointed acting VC of MWU (kp 09/08/2014), At the crossroads: Crisis ate the Mid Western University does not augur well for other regional varsities, by Nirjana Sharma (rep 16/08/2014)

Pokhara University under CIAA scanner (ht 07/08/2014)

Agitating professsors warn of stern protests (kp 31/07/2014)

Two varsities operating from same institute (ht 30/07/2014)

Panel okays separate medical varsity plan (kp 23/07/2014)

SAsian varsity receives 4,600 apps for 250 seats (kp 17/07/2014), Hint of hope: The South Asian University is a noble step towards regional consciousness (kp 18/07/2014)

Umbrella Act forall universities being worked out (ht 07/07/2014)

PU’s ANNISU-R members resort to vandalism (ht 06/07/2014)

Building A Better TU For Quality Education, by Jeevan K. Prasain (rn 01/07/2014)

Is History in decline in academia?, by Weena Pun (kp 17/06/2014)

Panel recommends ways to regulate medical education, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 15/06/2014)

NRNA, MoE sign MoU for open university (ht 12/06/2014)

Nat’l accreditation body proposed for MBBS, BDS tests (kp 10/06/2014)

Scores injured asstudents clashwith police (ht 10/06/2014)

Student unions’ ultimatum to Institute of Medicine: They have demanded inclusive and proportionate principle in admission (ht 09/06/2014)

Panel likely to recommend against med university, by Manish Gautam (kp 05/06/2014)

Purbanchal VC, honchos in CIAA charge sheet (kp 02/06/2014)

Death of a teacher: The semester system at Tribhuvan University helps students claim agency over their writing and knowledge, by Shuv Raj Rana Bhat (kp 01/06/2014)

Student protests halt TU’s hiring process (ht 31/05/2014)

Politics ruins TU campuses, by Mukti Rijal (rn 22/05/2014)

Students stare at bleak future due to govt apathy, by Weena Pun (kp 15/05/2014)

University Village opened (ht 04/05/2014)

Thesis Writing, An Institutionalised Business, by Dikendra Kunwar (rn 01/05/2014)

An Australian education, by Grace Dobell (kp 21/04/2014)

Mired in corruption, PU left without top officials, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 10/04/2014), Fall from grace: Corruption at PU should prompt a reassessment of higher education (kp 11/04/2014), Political meddling mars dream for better higher education, by Nirjana Sharma (rep 13/04/2014), Golden opportunity: Cleaning up our universities (rep 13/04/2014), PU comes to complete halt, by Bhim Ghimire (kp 14/04/2014)

TU books 104 for moonlighting (kp 30/03/2014)

TU teachers to continue strike till April 4 (ht 30/03/2014), TU professors warn of tougher protests (rep 31/03/2014), TU teachers call off relay hunger strike (ht 17/04/2014)

TU relents, teachers to end hunger strike (ht 24/03/2014)

On The Semester System, by Gyan Basnet and Shailendra K. Shrestha (rn 21/03/2014)

TU colleges remain shut, scores affected (kp 13/03/2014), TUTA warns of non-cooperation protest (kp 14/03/2014)

TU professors threaten to launch relay hunger strike (ht 09/03/2014)

NSU submits memo to education minister seeking student polls (ht 07/03/2014)

Semester system in Tribhuvan University: Entrance tests go despite protests (kp 03/03/2014), Student unions to allow TU operate semester system (kp 06/03/2014), TU authority presses ahead with semester system despite protests, by Nirjana Sharma (rep 08/03/2014), A decent education: The semester system, though not a cure for the ills of higher education, can help (kp 12/03/2014)

TU professors announce fresh protests (ht 03/03/2014)

Student body warns PU of stern protest (ht 25/02/2014)

SC upholds Dr Srivastav’s appointment as IoM dean (kp 24/02/2014), SC refuses to stay IoM dean's appointment (ht 24/02/2014)

12 student unions to act against TU semester plan: Unions close to CPN-M and Madhesi parties agitating at TU colleges set to start the semester system (kp 24/02/2014), Student unions vandalise TU departments (kp 25/02/2014)

Make it easy: The lack of private universities is robbing millions of adolescents of a bright future, by Anand Jha (rep 23/02/2014)

Riders for launch of semester system in TU (ht 17/02/2014)

MWU starts engineering classes (kp 17/02/2014)

FWU officials resign en masse, by Chitrang Thapa (kp 13/02/2014), Far-west varsity VC quits (ht 13/02/2014), Far Western University officials resign en-masse (rep 13/02/2014)

Dr Govinda KC resumes hunger strike (nn 08/02/2014), Dr KC resumes hunger strike, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/02/2014), Dr KC on hunger strike, says patience has limit: Committee fails to recommend new dean at Institute of Medicine; Panel member resigns after dispute over criteria for appointment (ht 09/02/2014), Dr KC back on strike, by Arjun Poudel (rep 09/02/2014), Dr Koirala quits as TUTH director (kp 09/02/2014), TUTH director Koirala’s resignation accepted (ht 09/02/2014), Install dean by today or face action, Regmi tells TU brass, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/02/2014), The long haul: Total overhaul of the health sector is at the heart of Dr KC’s protest (kp 10/02/2014), Acting TUTH director barred from office (ht 10/02/2014), Docs quit en masse, halt OPD services (kp 11/02/2014), IoM faculty docs to quit today: TUTH residents stop providing all but emergency services (ht 11/02/2014), Doctors to tender mass resignation to Koirala today, by Arjun Poudel (rep 11/02/2014), Install IoM dean in 24 hours: PM, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/02/2014), Dr Srivastav new dean: Dr Srivastav new dea Outpatient services at TU Teaching Hospital likely to resume today, by Binod Ghimire (kp 13/02/2014), TU exec council appoints IoM dean: Revokes acting director Shrestha’s appointment (ht 13/02/2014), RP Srivastav new dean at IoM: Dr KC not to end hunger strike until the government sacks TU office bearers (rep 13/02/2014), TU officials refuse to budge despite ongoing protests (kp 14/02/2014), Explore possibility of autonomous IoM: PM (ht 14/02/2014), TU VC Maharjan says action could be taken against Dr KC (nn 14/02/2014) [???], Carrying the country’s conscience: Dr Govinda KC has taken the first step, now we need to get behind him, by Chaitanya Mishra (nt 14/02/2014), Govt agrees to address fasting doc’s demands: Dr KC likely to end strike todays, by Binod Ghimire (kp 15/02/2014), Dr KC likely to end fast today: Govt pledges to address his demand to sack TU officials (ht 15/02/2014), Dr KC breaks fast after govt commits to meet demands (kp 16/02/2014), Dr KC ends fast-unto-death (ht 16/02/2014)

Internship row: Foreign-school MBBS graduates besiege NMC, by Manish Gautam (kp 05/02/2014), China-educated MBBS grads stage demo for internship (ht 05/02/2014)

Strong medicine: TU authorities must immediately appoint a new dean to the IoM (kp 04/02/2014), TU giving silent treatment to Dr KC: Appointment of new dean at IoM unlikely even today (ht 04/02/2014), Delay in dean appointment concerns NMA (kp 05/02/2014), Dubious delay: IOM dean appointment (rep 05/02/2014), TUTH docs warn over dean apptt:   Dr KC threatens to resume fast if no dean by Friday evening (kp 07/02/2014), DR KC to resume hunger strike: To wait if university appoints a new dean at IoM before noon on Saturday (kp 08/02/2014), Dr KC to resume hunger strike (rep 08/02/2014)

Why the haste? Reverting to a failed system without proper analysis of past failure is likely to backfire, by Vikash Raj Satyal (kp 03/02/2014), TU panel to resolve semester system row (ht 06/02/2014), Conditional support to TU master semesters (kp 07/02/2014), Semester system gets nod (rep 11/02/2014)

Dr KC warns of a return to strike (kp 03/02/2014), Dr KC warns of fresh hunger strike (ht 05/02/2014)

Medical internship in Nepal: Students in limbo, by Rabindra Dahal (ht 03/02/2014)

Govt fiat to address Dr KC’s demands (ht 30/01/2014)

University of Medical Sciences: Urgent need, by Mana Prasad Wagley (ht 28/01/2014)

A dark chapter: Dr Govinda KC has prevailed for now but make no mistake: the ‘medical mafia’ will mount a strong pushback, by Akhilesh Upadhyay (kp 27/01/2014), Medical education needs to be accountable to society, interview with Sharad Onta (kp 27/01/2014)

Semester system in TU: Promise or peril?, by Tirth Raj Khaniya (ht 27/01/2014)

TU teachers give fresh three-day ultimatum (ht 25/01/2014)

A decade after its formation, Rolpa college still lacks building, by Hira Bahadur Gharti Magar (rep 25/01/2014)

ANNFSU-R padlocks campus chiefs’ offices (ht 24/01/2014)

PU staffers reject communication and fuel allowances (rep 23/01/2014)

Nepal Sanskrit University: Taking Big Leaps Forward, by Prem Khatry (rn 21/01/2014)

Continuing progress: While the semester system is a good idea, TU must also adopt continuous assessment instead of exams every six months, by Amrit B. Thapa (kp 19/01/2014)

Ex-Dean Dr Sayami tells all the tale, by Manish Gautam (kp 17/01/2014)

Semester system premature for now, say experts, by Nirjana Sharma (rep 15/01/2014)

Same old story: The tradition of political appointments to TUTH and IoM must stop (kp 14/01/2014), Root of the problem (ht 17/01/2014), Undue intrusion: The IoM crisis is a result of unnecessary political interference in the medical field (kp 20/01/2014), Doctors’ orders: There is a long and sordid story of corruption and greed in the health sector that is behind Govinda KC’s hunger strike, by Santa Gaha Magar (nt 24/01/2014), Act on it now: Govt-Govinda KC deal (rep 25/01/2014)

Janaki Medical College barred from admitting students for new session: NMC decision puts future of 500 MBBS students studying there at stake; 26 freshers already enrolled to be refunded, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 11/01/2014)

Dr Sashi Sharma is the new IoM dean: Dr Govinda KC threatens hunger strike ‘to save IoM’, by Manish Gautam (kp 10/01/2014), Dr KC to start hunger strike against IOM appointment (ht 11/01/2014), Not again! Political meddling in IOM (rep 11/01/2014), TUTH doctor’s fast-unto-death against IoM dean appointment, by Manish Gautam (kp 12/01/2014), Dr KC on fast-unto-death against dean appointment (rep 12/01/2014), Fast for a cause: Dr KC’s health worsens, put on drip, by Manish Gautam (kp 14/01/2014), Doctors to halt services at TUTH’s OPD, by Kritagya Regmi (ht 14/01/2014), Medics say ailing Dr KC needs intensive care, by Manish Gautam (kp 15/01/2014), Appeal to address Dr Govinda KC’s demands (ht 15/01/2014), IoM not to grant new affiliations this year: Dr KC's condition worsens, by Arjun Poudel (rep 15/01/2014), IoM medics threaten to stop work, by Manish Gautam (kp 16/01/2014), Doctors ask IOM dean to quit (ht 16/01/2014), Govt mulls task force to address Dr KC's demands (rep 16/01/2014), Six-member task force to address Dr KC’s demands (kp 17/01/2014), NHRC urges govt to save Dr KC’s life (ht 17/01/2014), Docs halt services at TUTH, patients suffer: Continue to pile pressure on govt to address the demands of Dr KC who is on fast-unto-death, by Kritagya Regmi (ht 17/01/2014), Making a complete mess, by Trishna Rana (nt 17/01/2014), NMA threatens hospital shutdown from Sunday, by Manish Gautam (kp 18/01/2014), Doctors threaten nationwide strike (ht 18/01/2014), SC stay sought against shutdown of health services (ht 18/01/2014), NMA threatens to shut hospitals across country: Calls all doctors to capital, by Arjun Poudel (rep 18/01/2014), Govt fails to stop hospital closure, by Manish Gautam (kp 19/01/2014), Hospital closure hits thousands: 400 hospitals shut across country; IoM Dean Dr Sharma refuses to quit; NMA moots scaling up stir, by Manish Gautam (kp 20/01/2014), Review IoM dean’s appointment, TU told: Our duty to save Dr KC,education minister tells Tribhuvan University VC, by Kritagya Regmi (ht 20/01/2014), Talks on dean appointment row inconclusive, by Arjun Poudel (rep 20/01/2014), Police break up medical doctors' rally in support of Dr KC (nn 20/01/2014), Dr KC's health situation heading towards critical stage: Doctors (nn 20/01/2014), ‘Regmi can amend law to sack dean’ (kp 21/01/2014), Frail Dr KC stands firm on his demands: Turns down TU VC’s request to end his fast-unto-death, by Kritagya Regmi (ht 21/01/2014), Teaching Hospital doctors resign en-masse (nn 21/01/2014), Regmi fails to end Dr KC’s fast, by Manish Gautam (kp 22/01/2014), Make dean appointment ‘ineffective’ (kp 22/01/2014), Better late than never: Regmi's directive revoking Sharma's appointment as IoM dean is welcome (kp 22/01/2014), Chitwan doc on silent fast in support of Dr KC, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 22/01/2014), Dr KC vows to continue hunger strike: Refuses govt request to end fast, says demands not met yet, by Kritagya Regmi (ht 22/01/2013), TU sacks Dean Sharma: Decision just a ploy to calm down protesters, say university officials, by Manish Gautam and Binod Ghimire (kp 23/01/2014), TU executive council gives Dr Sharma the boot: Everyone left waiting for the other shoe to drop, by Kritagya Regmi (ht 23/01/2014), TU executive council expels Dean Sharma: Dr KC to end fast only after all demands are met, by Arjun Poudel (rep 23/01/2014), Govt agrees to meet doc’s major demands: Dr KC likely to end his fast today, by Manish Gautam (kp 24/01/2014), Dr Govinda KC finally breaks 14-day long hunger strike; hospitals across country resume service (nn 24/01/2014), Dr Govinda KC ends his death fast: Expresses hope the hard-won victory will not go waste; Nepal Medical Association calls off its strike, by Manish Gautam (kp 25/01/2014), Dr KC ends fast, govt gives in to demands: Reforms pledged in health sector; Doctors call off nationwide strike, by Kritagya Regmi (ht 25/01/2014), Dr KC ends 14-day fast, says sorry to patients, by Arjun Poudel (rep 25/01/2014), Patients' suffering compelled me to cut short hunger strike, by Govinda KC (rep 27/01/2014)

Forestry campus closure continues (ht 07/01/2014), Stir at Forestry Campus intensifies (ht 08/01/2014)

Disputes settled, say PU officials (kp 05/01/2014)

Over 6,000 graduates attend TU convocation (kp 28/12/2013)

TU offers master’s in IR, diplomacy (kp 21/12/2013)

Birendrangar Multiple Campus now under Mid-Western University, by Kalendra Sejuwal (rep 15/12/2013)

IoM Dean resignation exposes sick games: Interest groups flexing muscles to secure affiliation for new medical institutes (ht 11/12/2013), TU brass to talk to Dr Sayami, by Manish Gautam and Binod Ghimire (kp 14/12/2013)

Colleges spar with TU over tax row (kp 09/12/2013)

TU set to introduce semester-based Masters courses (ht 04/12/2013)

Resentment in IoM at call for affiliations, by Manish Gautam (kp 30/09/2013)

Apex court upholds right to education (ht 24/09/2013)

Hand over property: New varsities ask TU (kp 19/09/2013), Property row with TU hits varsities (ht 19/09/2013)

TU students allowed to see answer sheets, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/09/2013)

Allowance cut angers TU staffers: Rs 300 to be deducted from salary to recover perks distributed last year (ht 22/08/2013)

‘Purvanchal varsity should stop granting affiliation for five years’, by Kokila KC (ht 21/08/2013), PU professors warn of resigning en masse: Have been demanding that university officials quit; UGC asks to resolve issues through talks, by Kokila K.C. (ht 23/08/2013), Committeee sought to solve Purvanchal University problems (ht 26/08/2013), Panel to look into PU problems (kp 27/08/2013), PU agitators and govt reach agreement (ht 03/09/2013), PU college association threatens agitation (kp 05/09/2013), PU shut despite agreement (ht 05/09/2013)

University Education In Agriculture And Forestry, by Tej Bahadur K.C. (rn 20/08/2013)

Nepalese universities: Why they avoid research, by Mana Prasad Wagley (ht 19/08/2013)

NEC: No engineer licence for grads of unlisted colleges (kp 18/08/2013)

Powerful weapon: University education in Nepal, by Vikas Raj Satyal (rep 18/08/2013)

KUSOM to begin new MBA programme this fall (kp 16/08/2013)

Tribhuvan University plans to reduce arrears (ht 13/08/2013)

TU depts sans students, and classes, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/08/2013)

Varsity gets Rs 500m windfall from unions’ ‘vote-buying spree’, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/08/2013)

No trace of 30 TU affiliate colleges in the Valley (ht 05/08/2013)

Students want TU to offer new programmes (ht 30/07/2013)

Student bodies occupy  Purbanchal University (ht 25/07/2013)

Regional varsity officials in City to save jobs (ht 23/07/2013)

Eight parties demand PU officials’ resignation, by Binod Bhandari (kp 18/07/2013), Regmi assures needful to solve PU problems, by Binod Bhandari (kp 20/07/2013)

New Open University Bill not necessary, say education experts (ht 15/07/2013)

Approach To Agriculture & Forestry Education, by Tej Bahadur K.C. (sp 12/07/2013)

Students intensify agitation in PU (ht 12/07/2013)

Mid-Western University under CIAA scanner (ht 09/07/2013)

Raising the bar: TU cannot become a centre of academic excellence without the commitmentof student unions, by Bijaya Raj Poudel (kp 07/07/2013)

Change, Not Always For The Better, by D.M. Thapa (rn 05/07/2013)

Patan Multiple Campus shut after riots (ht 28/06/2013)

TU reluctant to hand over ownership, say agriculture university officials, by Dipendra Baduwal (kp 17/06/2013)

FWU to begin three postgraduate courses, by Chitranga Thapa (kp 15/06/2013)

UCPN-M-aligned student leader warns of ousting TU officials (kp 08/06/2013), Miffed at VC, ANNISU (R) demands TU brass resign (kp 10/06/2013), ANNISU-R seeks resignation of TU officials (ht 10/06/2013)

KU affiliates awarded QACC (ht 08/06/2013)

FSU election delay bid to scuttle CA polls: Bhattarai (ht 07/06/2013)

FSU polls deferred indefinitely, by Binod Ghimire (kp 31/05/2013), Student election postponed sine die: TU says environment not conducive, by Kokila KC (ht 31/05/2013), FSU polls postponed after unions’ approval: TU rector says students submitted their signatures (ht 01/06/2013), NSU launches stir over FSU poll deferral (kp 02/06/2013), 11 fringe unions up in arms (kp 02/06/2013), Student body enforces transportation strike in front of colleges demanding FSU polls (nn 02/06/2013)

Politics in FSU elections: Education is the casualty, by Mana Prasad Wagley (ht 27/05/2013)

Student unions splurging out on ‘vote buying’: Campus chiefs were reportedly forced to admit hundreds of union cadres, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/05/2013), Eleventh-hour enrolment to sweep FSU polls, by Kokila KC (ht 19/05/2013), UCPN (M) union announces
FSU election candidates: So far other student unions haven’t picked prez candidates
, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/05/2013), Manusi Bhattarai in race for leadership of apex student body: One of 105 ANNISU-R candidates in the fray (ht 20/05/2013), Six campuses padlocked: Disputes over fake students likely to hit FSU elections hard (ht 21/05/2013), Unions tell TU to scrap their illegal move (kp 22/05/2013), Fake students under scanner (ht 22/05/2013), TU to probe into fake admissions: VC to sort out the matter (ht 23/05/2013), 2 dozen campuses yet to publish voters’ lists (kp 26/05/2013), ANNISU-R locks more TU campuses (ht 28/05/2013), No FSU polls amid turf war: Colleges, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/05/2013), FSU polls likely to be postponed (kp 30/05/2013), End lockout
in colleges, says TU
(ht 30/05/2013), ANNFSU-R padlocks FSU poll offices (ht 30/05/2013)

TU makes public FSU poll schedule (ht 15/05/2013)

Open university remains on paper (ht 14/05/2013)

Supreme Court clears FSU election decks (kp 04/05/2013)

Politicking keeps TU positions vacant (ht 02/05/2013)

TU asked not to enforce age limit for FSU poll candidates (kp 22/04/2013), SC maintains age bar provision for studentleaders (ht 22/04/2013), FSU election likely to be postponed (ht 23/04/2013), FSU poll schedule after age bar verdict (ht 27/04/2013)

Open varsity law needed: Expert (ht 17/04/2013)

FSU leaders padlock offices of VC, rector, registrar (ht 13/04/2013)

Campus shut down after students clash (ht 28/02/2013)

FSU polls to be held on April 8, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/02/2013), TU likely to opt for mixed system in FSU election: Thirty-yera age bar for candidates proposed; Eleven to 25-member Free Student Union sought (ht 27/02/2013), Special meet clears FSU hurdles, polls soon (ht 06/04/2013), FSU elections on June 6 (nn 06/04/2013), FSU elections in May final week (kp 07/04/2013)

Lumbini varsity seeks locals’ help for land, pupils, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 24/02/2013)

Pokhara University holds 10th convocation ceremony (ht 21/02/2013)

TU to announce FSU poll date within a week (ht 16/02/2013)

TU staff unpaid since mid-Nov (ht 08/02/2013)

Endless test paper leaksknock TU off its pedestal, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/02/2013)

TU to become central varsity (kp 09/01/2013)

No end in sight to agitation in Purwanchal University (ht 04/01/2013)

Month-long padlocking cripples TU (kp 22/12/2012)

Varsity shut over appointment row, by Binod Bhandari (kp 21/12/2012)

NVC recovers bounced cheques from TU body (kp 19/12/2012)

Sanskrit univ locked (ht 18/12/2012)

185 MBBS students flunk licensing test (kp 17/12/2012)

SAU to run PhD programmes (kp 13/12/2012)

Pokhara varsity shut again, by Basanti Bastola (kp 13/12/2012)

Rampur campus shut for third day (kp 12/12/2012)

Shrestha to be KU vice chancellor (kp 11/12/2012), KU asked to appoint Dr Shrestha as VC: Professors’ union to protest move (kp 14/12/2012)

PU shutdown affects classes, by Lal Prasad Sharma and Prasanti Bastola (kp 11/12/2012)

Varsity closed for eight days (kp 11/12/2012)

TU property to new varsities: 2 months on, task force fails to get down to work (kp 08/12/2012)

Protest in PU enters Day III (ht 05/12/2012)

PU shut in appointment protest (kp 20/11/2012), PU shutdown continues (kp 29/11/2012), Padlock at PU continues (ht 30/11/2012)

Future of Kathmandu University: Post Suresh Raj era, by Mana Prasad Wagley (ht 20/11/2012)

Political regulation of universities is inevitable, interview with André Béteille (kp 12/11/2012)

KU vice-chancellor resigns (kp 10/11/2012)

New university sought to govern public colleges (kp 07/11/2012)

Pvt colleges eating into TU enrolment, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/10/2012)

TU arrears more than its total annual budget (kp 17/10/2012)

Varsities’ property feud to be sorted out (ht 16/10/2012)

Flouting apex court order, TU all set to add lecturers, by Binod Ghimire (kp 13/10/2012)

Ailing academia: Never before has political meddling debilitated scholarship to the extent that it does today, by Bidushi Dhungel (kp 04/10/2012)

Madhesi profs demand recognition in universities (ht 04/10/2012)

TU bigwigs locked in for 28 hrs, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/09/2012)

Cancel exams, NVC orders TU (kp 21/09/2012)

NRN-initiated Open University to be launched next year (nn 31/08/2012), Agreements signed to set up open university: Varsity to cater to middle-class people (ht 01/09/2012), Fingers crossed: Open university in Nepal (rep 02/09/2012)

Autonomy for TU is absolutely necessary, interview with Kedar Bhakta Mathema (kp 20/08/2012)

New varsities seek more govt funds: Say increased funding a must for quality education (ht 04/08/2012)

TU key posts vacant for six months: Unionism to blame; Administrative works hit; Academic calendar rendered defunct (kp 25/07/2012)

Four-year science diploma unlikely from next session, by Om Astha Rai (rep 19/07/2012)

Teachers’ protest hits TU campuses (ht 13/07/2012), Inflated peace process budget hits oldest university, by Om Astha Rai (rep 13/07/2012), MoE releases Rs 381.1m to TU: TUTA says strike will continue unless additional Rs 190m is ensured, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/07/2012)

Bhattarai asks TU to adapt courses to changing times (kp 29/06/2012), PM seeks high-standard TU education (ht 29/06/2012)

TU Bachelor in Arts courses to become multidisciplinary (ht 28/06/2012)

Four-yr BSc course in TU from this session (ht 26/06/2012)

TU per student cost doubles in 5 years, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/06/2012)

TU to run 4-yr bachelor’s degree from Sept, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/06/2012)

Oldest university loath to implement new calendar, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/04/2012)

University Education: Failing to be Human?, by Prem Khatry (rn 03/04/2012)

Autonomy and accountability of universities For quality education, by Tirth Raj Khaniya (ht 16/02/2012)

Autonomous Tribhuvan University: Wrong lesson, by Nitya Nanda Timsina (rep 13/02/2012)

Off the blocks, by Geetanjali Upadhyaya (rep 05/02/2012)

Remote girls to benefit as PU hostel soon (kp 04/02/2012)

At politicians’ behest, 4 varsities to be born: All proposed in Tarai when 2/3 students are from hills, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/01/2012)

Central office of Far Western University established, by Chitranga Thapa (kp 29/01/2012)

KU’s forward move: Time for reinvigoration, by Mana Prasad Wagley (ht 16/01/2012)

Universities of Nepal: Getting poor grades, by Mahendra Singh (ht 28/12/2011)

University police system: A must for educational institutions, by Mana Prasad Wagley (ht 22/12/2011)

PU dean in CIAA net for authority abuse (kp 15/12/2011)

Two professor unions flout TU appointment regulations (kp 11/12/2011)

The profs are worried: According priority to parties over academic freedom will be a recipe for disaster, by Abhi Subedi (kp 07/12/2011)

PU remains shut in political wrangling: Unions seek to call off stir (ht 04/12/2011)

TU, 19th biggest varsity in the world, shelves convocation ceremony citing 'lack of preparation' (nn 24/11/2011)

Regional varsity hobbled by lack of assets, by Mahesh Acharya (kp 16/11/2011)

Academic calendar Nepal defends China of TU brought out (ht 11/11/2011)

Knowledge is capital: Nepal needs investmentments in universities and research (kp 08/11/2011)

TU sociology department draws flak: Examinee accuses it of denying her admit card for no apparent reason (ht 07/11/2011)

PU exams put off, nursing students riled (ht 01/11/2011)

TU draws student ire for dodging FSU polls (ht 27/10/2011)

Profs reluctant to join duty after earning PhD abroad, by Om Astha Rai (rep 20/10/2011)

All nine VCs reject new varsity bill (rep 18/10/2011)

New TU academic calendar likely within a month (kp 12/10/2011)

Nepali diaspora for open university (ht 10/10/2011), NRNs meet PM for support in open varsity bid (ht 11/10/2011), Open university initiatives: Bureaucrats vs. academia, by Mana Prasad Wagley (ht 11/10/2011)

What’s up, Doc? The image of professors as think tanks has been tarnished by their political allegiance, by Babu Ram Neupane (kp 02/10/2011)

VC appointments challenged in court: ‘Govt ignored women’s inclusion rights’ (ht 27/09/2011)

More universities mooted but with little infrastructure, by Om Astha Rai (rep 24/09/2011), Infrastructure first (rep 25/09/2011)

VC appointments politically erroneous: PM (rep 13/09/2011), Quit for consensus sake, Bhattarai tells VCs (ht 13/09/2011), VC appointment row: Six varsities open after three-point pact, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/09/2011)

Colleges introduce new subject without TU approval, by Nawaraj Rai (rep 11/09/2011)

TU starts action against professors (ht 08/09/2011)

Clamour for appointment of VCs thru open competition (kp 04/09/2011)

UGC executive board yet to get full shape (rep 03/09/2011)

Padlock at TU has its ripple effects (kp 24/08/2011)

Free thinkers and politics: Academic freedom means that people in this profession should be truly free, by Abhi Subedi (kp 17/08/2011)

PM appoints new VCs to 7 universities, by Om Astha Rai (rep 09/08/2011), Govt ‘unilaterally’ appoints VCs: NC, Maoist-aligned professors’ unions miffed, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/08/2011), Universities finally get vice chancellors (ht 09/08/2011), Appoint VCs through free competition (rep 10/08/2011), Congress, Maoist unions padlock 4 varsities (kp 10/08/2011), Professors padlock universities over
vice-chancellor appointment decision
(ht 10/08/2011)

University in each region: Mere lip-service, by Mana Prasad Wagley (ht 05/08/2011)

TU set to bring in tough measures (kp 31/07/2011)

Varsity funds: Students, cops clash in Mahendranagar, by Chitranga Thapa (kp 27/07/2011), 16 students, 9 cops hurt in clash: Mahendranagar tense throughout the day (ht 27/07/2011), Far-west university protests snowball: 40 hurt in students-cops clash, by Chitranga Thapa (kp 28/07/2011), 30 injured as students, police clash over regional university (ht 28/07/2011), 'Problem not budget but lack of officials', by Om Astha Rai (rep 29/07/2011), Protest for varsity lingers in Far West (kp 29/07/2011), Far West University: The periphery, too, needs one of its own (kp 31/07/2011), Protest for regional varsity on (ht 02/08/2011)

PU a troubled institution, by Binod Bhandari (kp 26/07/2011)

TU colleges to get e-libraries soon (kp 25/07/2011) [And this will work without power??]

Politics In Universities Potential Threat To Safe Academic Space, by Mukti Rijal (rn 12/07/2011), Leadership Crisis In Higher Education, by Prem Khatry (rn 12/07/2011), Parties inching towards agreement: 3 VCs from Maoist quota, two each from NC, UML, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/07/2011)

Guardians of literature: The Academy’s paradoxical decision to stop publishing books (kp 12/07/2011)

Sans VC, it’s trouble ahead for TU, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/07/2011)

Another varsity bill tabled in legislature, by Rudra Pangeni (ht 29/06/2011)

Posts lying vacant: 3 varsities’ budget likely to be frozen this yr too, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/05/2011)

SC says students can see exam answer sheets, by Bimal Gautam (rep 19/05/2011), Let students see their answer sheets: Apex court directs TU, by Pranab Kharel and Binod Ghimire (kp 19/05/2011)

Inviting proposals for appointment of TU VC: A serious move or orchestrating a drama?, by Tirth Raj Khaniya (ht 18/05/2011), University and politics: Will appointment on political line continue?, by Birendra P. Mishra (ht 19/05/2011)

KU Dhulikhel folk’s bread and butter, by Binod Ghimire and Nirjana Sharma (kp 13/05/2011)

UML politicising TU VC selection: Ex-VCs to meet PM seeking non-political appointment, by Rudra Pangeni (ht 02/05/2011), Tender for VC: Education Minister opens it now (ht 04/05/2011), TU, Sanskrit varsity most likely to get VCs in two weeks (kp 12/05/2011)

TU arrears cross Rs 8bn mark (kp 23/04/2011)

TU amends rules on autonomy: Varsity's move flouts House committee directive, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/04/2011)

Sanskrit University holds convocation after ten year gap (nn 21/04/2011)

TU signs MoU with French University (nn 18/04/2011)

TU’s four-year bachelor’s programme likely fiasco (kp 15/04/2011)

KU classses resume after a month, by Manoj Basnet (kp 06/04/2011)

CIAA to grill PU VC (kp 31/03/2011)

Troubled KU set to reopen today: Agitating union says office lockouts will remain (kp 28/03/2011)

Pressure mounts on TU to announce FSU poll date (kp 27/02/2011)

Pokhara varsity’s 8th convocation (ht 21/02/2011)

Open University’s contact office (kp 15/02/2011), One of our own: Open University faces challenges, but it can work (kp 16/02/2011)

Student unions vow to improve TU standards (ht 12/02/2011)

SC upholds TU fee hike (ht 04/02/2011), Court Order In Defence Of TU (rn 07/02/2011)

TU On The Move: Will Revamping Programmes Help?, by Prem Khatry (rn 01/02/2011)

AnoMaly in Varsity: Big bucks TU employees shirk work, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/01/2011)

TU set to extend teachers’ contract (kp 27/01/2011)

TU to regularise calendar by 2014 (ht 25/01/2011)

A failed university, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/01/2011)

Campus chief’s ouster sought: Fulfil demands by seven days or quit ultimatum served (ht 14/01/2011)

Campuses doling out free-ships: Scholarships being given to students against varsity rules (ht 13/01/2011)

TU’s accounts not audited for 20 yrs! (kp 11/01/2011)

TU troika has a bone to pick, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/01/2011), Politicisation, favouritism dog TU: Tug-of-war among three top officials taking its toll, by Binod Ghimire (kp 07/01/2011)

PU comes under the CIAA scanner (kp 30/12/2010)

TU Colleges: Need Of A New Geography, by Prem Khatry (rn 28/12/2010)

Of students and warriors: Tribhuvan University was also the pioneer in helping politics to enter education, by Shyam K.C. (kp 20/12/2010)

Science, Technology And NAST, by Rajesh Man K.C. (rn 19/12/2010)

Lumbini Buddhist University: Celebrating The Sixth Anniversary, by Prem Khatry (rn 07/12/2010)

TU exams postponed (kp 06/12/2010), Bachelor-level exams shelved, by Kokila Khadka KC (ht 06/12/2010), Scrap postponement of exam, say students (ht 07/12/2010), FSU disrupts TU
exams in Capital
(kp 09/12/2010)

ANNFSU sit-in for transparency in Purbanchal varsity: Move to press management to implement 10 pc scholarship for students (ht 27/11/2010)

TU constituent colleges starved of students, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/11/2010)

UGC ‘may lose’ $60m in grants (kp 24/11/2010)

TU introduces new course in Law (kp 22/11/2010)

TU fee-hike row revives: Student unions’ stir threat (kp 31/10/2010)

Protest against corruption in Purvanchal University (ht 31/10/2010)

TU set to conduct bachelor’s part II exams (ht 27/10/2010)

TU to throw the book at university teachers: To ask to get permission to work outside (ht 26/10/2010)

TU all set to introduce five-year LLB (ht 21/10/2010)

TU expands physics programmes (kp 15/10/2010)

Apathy, politicisation dog TU, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/10/2010)

Agreement signed for Open University (ht 08/10/2010)

MBBS exam racket lid blown off, by Baburam Kharel (kp 04/10/2010)

Sanskrit varsity’s plan (ht 03/10/2010)

Boycot of TU examinations testing officials’ nerves, by Rudra Pangeni (ht 26/09/2010)

TU jumps gun, students dazed (kp 21/09/2010)

Experts’ mantra to cut TU burden: Transfer PCL teachers to secondary schools, by Dev Kumar Sunuwar (kp 21/09/2010)

TU trying to tread on apex court toes (kp 16/09/2010)

Educating a people: TU reforms are welcome, but it’s time to think beyond (kp 12/09/2010)

TU IoE dean turns mean (kp 09/09/2010)

Admissions put off in PU engineering colleges (ht 06/09/2010)

TU conceives 4-yr diploma, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/09/2010)

ANNISU-R, KU sign 10-point agreement (ht 03/09/2010)

Few takers for evening courses in TU colleges (kp 29/08/2010)

SAU starts first academic session (nn 27/08/2010)

Do Tribhuvan varsity exams stand test of time? THT scribe witness to rampant cheating; MBS question papers solved outside campus, by Ramesh Prasad Bhushal (ht 24/08/2010)

Campus chiefs stick to their stance: Student unions threaten to hit streets if TU ignores demands, by Ishwar Rauniyar (kp 21/08/2010), Fee-hike issue to land in SC (kp 22/08/2010), Students moce Supreme Court against fee hike (ht 23/08/2010), SC renews directives against TU fee-hike; summons varsity officials for hearing (nn 28/08/2010)

Nepali diaspora discusses Open University initiative in Nepal (nn 17/08/2010)

Ten TU-affiliated campus chiefs resign en masse (nn 17/08/2010), 10 campus chiefs
relinquish office
(kp 18/08/2010), Ten TU campus chiefs put in their papers (ht 18/08/2010), Campus chiefs refuse to withdraw resignation (ht 19/08/2010)

Tug-of-war jeopardises research body (kp 05/08/2010)

PCL talks inconclusive (kp 04/08/2010), Action plan as PCL alternative (kp 05/08/2010)

E-library for TU students soon, by Binod Ghimire (kp 31/07/2010)

PCL phase-out fire re-ignites (kp 26/07/2010), Agitating students padlock TU-affiliated campuses, HSEB (nn 27/07/2010), ‘Govt using PCL phase-out
to escape responsibility’
(ht 29/07/2010)

ICCR to be established in TU (nn 23/07/2010), Indian Embassy, TU sign MoU to further cooperation (ht 25/07/2010)

Half Century Of Inaptitude, by Shyam K.C. (rn 22/07/2010)

Educationists see TU’s future bleak: Decry apathetic govt, derelict gurus and meddling student unions (kp 21/07/2010)

UGC, university busy in blame game (ht 20/07/2010)

Govt. to open offices for establishing three new universities (nn 11/07/2010)

TU bent on phasing out PCL from this session, by Kokila Khadka K.C. (ht 06/07/2010), SLC And TU: The Dilemma Remains, by Prem Khatry (rn 06/07/2010), TU hell-bent on PCL phase-out (kp 07/07/2010), Cut it out: After 10-fold fee hike there is no rationale to retaining PCL (kp 09/07/2010), PCL phase-out plan on choppy seas: Student unions to hit the streets (kp 11/07/2010), Students boycott TU assembly (ht 16/07/2010), PCL phase-out controversy hots up: Students to intensify stir (ht 17/07/2010), Offices of top HSEB, TU officers padlocked (ht 19/07/2010), Student unions step up stir: Student unions step up stir (kp 22/07/2010), Academicians slam students’ stir, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/07/2010)

TU to go the whole mega hog (kp 21/06/2010), Room for debate: Special exam halls are no solution to the structural deficiencies at TU (kp 22/06/2010)

SC breather for TU ‘old students’: Student unions withdraw protests (kp 09/06/2010)

University flouts PM’s diktat on retirement (ht 08/06/2010)

Rats to feast on TU exam papers again?, by Ankit Adhikari (kp 06/06/2010)

NRNA discusses open varsity project with experts (nn 04/06/2010)

Student unions up in arms against TU (ht 28/05/2010), Students stage sit-in against fee hike (ht 31/05/2010)

ANNISU-R steps up TU fee hike protest (kp 25/05/2010)

Dereliction, apathy dog TU Teachers’ training in limbo for long (kp 17/05/2010)

In a class of its own: Ilam college has passed 50 successful years and may aptly be upgraded to a university, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp 30/04/2010)

Enrolment dwindling in TU colleges (ht 23/04/2010)

Act now: University umbrella act should end disputes over new universities (kp 18/04/2010)

TUTH exam protest renews: Candidates call for cancellation of Sunday’s tests (kp 15/03/2010), New twist in IoM incident (kp 16/03/2010), NMC invalidates MD/MS entrance exams; docs continue to halt services at TUTH (nn 16/03/2010)

Marxist university in the offing, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 06/03/2010)

Saving its own skin: TU to prevent grant-freeze, by Dev Kumar Sunuwar (kp 01/03/2010)

Campus politics, by Krishna P. Acharya (kp 23/02/2010)

Reservation row dogs TU, by Dev Kumar Sunuwar (kp 10/02/2010), Teachers in role: The quota system in TU can work so long as there is strong vetting (kp 11/02/2010)

Dark clouds brewing at TU: Profs decry Umbrella Act (kp 03/02/2010)

Varsity bills in House (kp 26/01/2010)

Embedded varsities in offing (kp 17/01/2010)

Professors protest open competition (kp 13/01/2010)

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