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3 Candidates Recommended for Vice-Chancellor Position at Tribhuvan University

News 18 Feb 2024 327 0

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3 Candidates Recommended for Vice-Chancellor Position at Tribhuvan University

The quest for the next Vice-Chancellor of Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal's premier institution for higher education, has reached a crucial phase. The selection committee, led by Education Minister Ashok Rai, has meticulously narrowed down the list of candidates to three distinguished individuals: Chitra Bahadur Budhathoki, Tankanath Dhamala, and Kesharjung Baral.

Comprehensive Candidate Evaluation

  • Initial Applications: On January 8, 2024(2080/09/23), the committee received applications from 42 aspirants, indicating a high level of interest in the prestigious position.
  • Shortlisting Phase: By February 8, 2024 (2080/10/25), this number was thoughtfully reduced to 14, following a thorough review process.
  • Rigorous Interviewing: The shortlisted candidates underwent a series of interviews and presentations between February 12, 2024, and February 14, 2024, demonstrating their vision and plans for the university.

Expert Panel Deliberation

A panel of experts, including Prof. Dr. Chandra Bahadur Shrestha, Prof. Dr. Sureshraj Sharma, Education Secretary Suresh Adhikari, and Head of the Department of Buddhist Studies Chandrakala Ghimire, evaluated the candidates' presentations and proposals. Their assessments were crucial in shaping the final recommendations.

Final Steps in the Appointment Process

The committee's recommendations have been forwarded to Prime Minister and TU Chancellor Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, who will make the final decision on the appointment. This marks a significant step toward appointing the new Vice-Chancellor of Tribhuvan University, with the chosen individual expected to steer the institution towards further academic excellence and innovation.

Background of the Vice-Chancellor Position

  • Interim Leadership: Since the term of the previous Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Dharmakant Baskota, ended on the 16th of July 2023, the position has seen interim leadership by Prof. Dr. Shivlal Bhusal, first as Rector and then as Acting Vice-Chancellor.
  • Continued Search: The extended search period highlights the committee's commitment to finding the most suitable candidate to lead Tribhuvan University into its next chapter.

The announcement of the finalists for the Vice-Chancellor position at Tribhuvan University is a pivotal moment for the academic community. The thorough selection process reflects the importance of this role in shaping the future of education in Nepal. As the Prime Minister prepares to make the final selection, the university community awaits with anticipation the appointment of a leader who will champion innovation, excellence, and growth at Tribhuvan University.

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