Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Pokhara University was established in 2004 and is located in Lekhnath-12, Khudi, Dhungepatan, Lekhnath, Pokhara, Kaski district of Nepal. It is a constituent institution of Pokhara University, which is affiliated to Pokhara University and recognized by the University Grant Commission of Nepal. It offers a Master’s Degree, M.Phil. And Ph.D. Programs such as Doctor of Philosophy in English (Ph.D. in English), Master of Philosophy in English (M.Phil. in English), Master of Arts in English (MA in English), and Master in Population, Gender, and Development (MPGD).
Vision: The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is to lead contemporary academia in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, with a focus on sustainable development and social engineering, and to gain a strong international position in order to contribute towards the goal of Pokhara University.
Mission: The mission of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is to advance, promote and propel the social, economic, political, cultural, governance, and environmental development in theory and practice through teaching, research and study, innovation, publications, training, community and public services, and intellectual leadership. The Faculty also has the mission to provide students, researchers, and knowledge aspirants a window to the nation, South Asian region, and the whole world.
Goal: The goal of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is to produce a professional, academic and entrepreneurial community with scientific knowledge, intellectual insight, technical know-how, and practical skill (KITS) for independent thought, critical analysis, self-awareness, and professional and academic proficiency based on disciplinary clarity, multidisciplinary distinction, and interdisciplinary comprehensiveness.
- The teaching objectives of the Faculty are to provide learning opportunities in contemporary and frontier fields of social sciences, enhance the quality of education and teaching, to improve study efficiency, and to develop new courses and educational opportunities, focusing in particular on the national human resource market and social entrepreneurship development, yet ready to accept the international professional, academic and entrepreneurial challenges on societal and developmental fields.
- The research, innovation, and publication objectives of the Faculty are to increase and strengthen research activities in all schools/colleges, programmes, and units; to enhance the research capacity of all faculty members, research scientists, and students. The Faculty also has the objective to publish all research works in contemporary national and international journals and contribute to the stock of knowledge. Ultimately, research works and publications have to contribute to teaching, research, and community services.
- The training and continuing education objectives of the Faculty are to train academics, professionals, and entrepreneurs thereby to continue refreshing and reinforce the trained ones with a view to meet the working challenges in, and to continuously lead, the fields of social sciences and societal development.
- The outreach objectives (also known as community and public service objectives) of the Faculty are to increase the visibility of the Faculty’s activities with social responsibility in general, to focus more research projects towards community betterment and to disseminate actual research contributions to be benefit of the community as well as the local level development and social engineering organizations.