HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: The oldest university in the country today directed all affiliated colleges to adopt a name reflecting Nepali culture and shun ‘English’ names within this academic year.
Tribhuvan University Planning Division today said it had directed affiliated colleges to change their names if they did not reflect Nepali culture and tradition. This comes as the Department of Education ordered the Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) to issue a similar directive to Plus Two colleges.
Prahlad Raj Pant, chief of the Planning Division, said that the university has directed affiliated campuses to replace their English names with Nepali ones within three months.
A notice issued by the division said the affiliated colleges should submit a copy of the changed name to the College Management Committee by December 15.
Pant warned that students from colleges that do not follow the directive will have their examination form and registration form rejected. “If the affiliated campuses fail to change their names within three months, we will not accept admission and registration forms from those colleges,” he clarified. The TU Executive Council had decided to this effect in Mid August.
Pant said that all TU affiliated colleges would have to adopt a Nepali name before 2070 BS. He also clarified that colleges would not have to pay extra registration charge to change their names.
TU Planning Division stated that the varsity has more than 800 affiliated colleges.
Meanwhile, HSEB Member Secretary Bhim Lal Gurung said that although the government directed them to change the names, they were having difficulties executing the decision due to lack of specific directive.
No public notice till now|
KATHMANDU: Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) officials and agitating students signed an agreement to direct Plus Two colleges to replace their foreign names with Nepali ones within three months, HSEB officials are yet to issue a public notice. Devi Prasad Barakoti, chief at the Affiliation Division said they were discussing how much time should be given to the Plus Two colleges to change their names.