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The Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MoEST - शिक्षा, विज्ञान तथा प्रविधि मन्त्रालय) was established in 1951. It is located in Singh Durbar premises, Kathmandu, Nepal. The MoEST is an apex body of all educational organizations and is responsible for the overall development of education in Nepal. It is responsible for formulating educational policies and plans and managing and implementing them across the country through the institutions under MoEST.

The Central Level Agencies (CLAs) under the Ministry are responsible for designing and implementing of various programs and monitoring them. There are Five Regional Education Directorates (REDs) responsible for monitoring the programmes undertaken by the district-level organizations. It has also Seventy-Seven District Education Offices (DEOs) and One Thousand Ninety-one (1091) Resource Centres (RCs) at the local level are mainly the implementing agencies of the educational policies, plans, and programmes.

The work of coordinating and facilitating the implementation of educational reform programs, the formulation of educational plans and the overall education policy of the country has been carried out by the Ministry of Education. The University Grants Commission has been coordinating and facilitating the formulation of policies and programs related to higher education, while the universities have been conducting their own educational programs.

The selection, appointment, and promotion of teachers at the school level has been done by the Teachers Service Commission. The National Examination Board has been conducting and managing the Secondary Education Examination (Class 10) and Secondary Education Passing Examination (Class 12).

Education and Human Resource Development Center has been established with the responsibility of implementing projects related to school education. Programs related to the coordination, facilitation, and preparation of progress reports of the educational programs conducted by the local level and the provinces are being edited from the center. The necessary training courses for teacher professional development, development of training packages and development of audio and audio visual learning materials have been done through the center.

Curriculum development and revision of school education and work related to textbook development has been done by the Curriculum Development Center. Technical education and training programs are being conducted by the Technical Education and Vocational Training Council and provincial offices for the development of middle-level technical manpower needed for the country. Educational Quality Testing Center to test the achievement and performance of school education and suggest improvements, National Library (Teachers) for managing records of teachers are in operation. National Library, Keshar Library and Dilliraman-Kalyani Regmi Memorial Library are in operation for the development of reading culture and expansion of opportunities for continuous learning. Similarly, there is a Janak Shiksha Material Center for printing and distributing school-level textbooks.

Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), National Forensic Science Laboratory, BP Koirala Memorial Planetarium Observatory, and Science Museum have been established and operational for the latest discovery and research work in the field of science and technology.

According to the Government of Nepal (Division of Work) Regulations, 2074, the work area of the Ministry is as follows:

  • Policies, laws, standards and regulations relating to education;
  • Central University-related policies, laws and standards;
  • Relations with foreign universities, equivalence determination, accreditation, coordination and regulation;
  • Policies, laws and management relating to central libraries;
  • Human Resource Need Projection, National Education Plan, and Human Resource Development;
  • National Curriculum Format for School Level Core Subject Curriculum Model Textbooks and Regulations;
  • National Policy on Technical Education and Vocational Training, Curriculum Format, Criteria for Eligibility and Skill Testing;
  • Policy and standards of service, conditions, qualifications, and equivalence of school-level teachers;
  • Teacher training policies, standards and grading, curriculum format, qualification determination; Standardization of skill testing and coordination with training centers;
  • National standards for school-level exams, management of secondary-level exams and determination of equivalency;
  • Acknowledgment of educational institutions operating under diplomatic missions;
  • Accreditation and regulation of educational institutions affiliated with foreign educational institutions;
  • Coordination of provincial and local level educational matters;
  • University Grants Commission Central University Open University and Central Level Educational Institutions;
  • policies and standards regarding scholarships and bursaries;
  • Policies, laws and standards related to educational studies research;
  • National Academic Research and Educational Data Management;
  • Educational quality standards determination, measurement and regulation;
  • National Examinations Board, Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training;
  • Policies, laws, standards related to science and technology;
  • Scientific, Astronomical and Astronomical Studies Research;
  • discovery, research, invention, promotion and development of science and technology;
  • Science and technology data collection, processing and survey standards;
  • Establishment, management and regulation of data systems related to nuclear technology, quality and use of radioactive materials;
  • Use and promotion of biological and nuclear technologies;
  • Ozone Study Solar Radiation Measurement and Information Flow;
  • Scientific instrument calibration and verification;
  • Control and regulation of use and promotion of chemical substances;
  • Discovery and recovery and management of nuclear materials, waste resources;
  • policies, laws, standards, implementation and regulation related to nuclear energy;
  • Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, National Institute of Legal Sciences Planetarium Observatory and Science Museum;
  • Treaties, agreements, conventions, contacts and coordination with national and international organizations related to the Ministry;
  • Operation and regulation of ministry-related public institutions, authorities, committees, foundations, companies, etc.;
  • Operation of Nepal Education Service (except Archeology Group).

Management structure of education

In Nepal, there is a Ministry of Education for policy formulation and coordination of all plans and programs related to education. The University Grants Commission coordinates the support and operation of the higher education policy, while the universities are free to conduct their activities.

Under the Ministry of Education, the Department of Education formulates, implements and manages the annual plan of school education. The Department of Education implements, monitors and manages the educational plan through the District Education Offices. The management committee in each school is responsible for the operation and management of the school.

There is an educational manpower development center at the central level for teacher development, and there are 34 training centers under it. These training centers conduct various types of training for teachers. Arrangements have also been made to support teachers and schools for improvement in teaching and learning through resource centers established in some groups of schools. At present, a total of 1053 resource centers are operating across the country. The regional education directorates in the five development regions also assist in monitoring and coordinating the implementation of the program.

Under the Ministry of Education, the Examination Control Office for the management of SLC examinations at the central level, the Curriculum Development Center for the development and revision of course textbooks, the Non-formal Education Center for the operation and management of non-formal education programs, the Teachers' Library for the management of teachers' records and the Educational Testing Center for testing and recommending the quality of school education.

The higher secondary level affiliation and examination is done by the Higher Secondary Education Council, while technical education and vocational training programs (except university programs), including short-term training, technical entrance and diploma level programs and skill testing are done by the Technical Education and Vocational Education and Training Council. Training is being done through the Council.

Two central libraries (National Library and Keshar Library) and one autonomous library (Dilliraman-Kalyani Regmi Memorial Library) are functioning under the Ministry of Education. Under the Ministry of Education, there is a government-owned Institute for Printing and Distribution of Textbooks.

Division and Branches:

  • Administration Division - 014200356 [email protected]
  • Staff Administration and Good Governance Promotion Branch - 014211990/4200379
  • Internal Management Branch - 014200453
  • Law and Judgment Implementation Branch - 014211960
  • Economic Administration Branch - 014200360
  • Planning and Monitoring Division - 014200383, (Fax) [email protected]
  • Development Assistance Coordination Branch - 014200381
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Branch - 014200382
  • Planning and Budget Branch - 014200383
  • Manpower, Development Planning and Coordination Branch - 014200383
  • Statistics, Policy and Research Branch 014211983
  • Technical and Vocational Education Division - 014200387 [email protected]
  • Private and Cooperative Organizations Coordination Branch - 014200340
  • Vocational Training Promotion Branch- 014200559
  • Quality Accreditation Branch - 014200358
  • Educational Technology and Electronic Governance Branch 014211985
  • Division of School Education - 014211985 [email protected]
  • Early Childhood Education and School Nutrition Branch
  • School Education Branch - 014211985
  • Voluntary Mobilization and Visa Branch
  • Library Coordination and Archives Branch
  • Alternative and Continuing Education Branch
  • Higher Education Division - [email protected]
  • Higher Education Branch -014200340
  • 2 Overseas Study Permit Branch 01-6635419, Sanothimi, Bhaktapur
  • Academic Counseling and Certification Branch - 016630907, Sanothimi, Bhaktapur
  • Scholarship Branch -016635442, Sanothimi, Bhaktapur
  • Science Technology Division - [email protected]
  • Scientific Research Branch
  • Innovation and Innovation Branch
  • Appropriate technology branch
  • Space and Emerging Technologies Branch
  • Division of Nuclear Materials Management
  • Standards, Quality and Statistics Branch
  • Licensing, Regulation and Investigation Branch
  • Chemicals and Laboratory Management Branch

Contact Details of Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Kathmandu


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