On January 22, 2023, a noncredit course design and feedback program was held at Rupandehi Campus from 11am to 2pm.
The program was chaired by Dr. Ram Prasad Bashyal, Founder Chairperson of the institution, who stated, “We are committed to providing quality education to our students, and this program is an important step in ensuring that our BBS and BEd programs curriculum is up-to-date and relevant to the current needs of the industry.”
The chief guest, philanthropist Om Prakash Chaudhary, a major donor of the college, said, “I am honored to be a part of this program and to support the efforts of this institution in providing quality education to its students. I believe that this program will lead to the improvement of the course design and benefit the students in the long run.”
Assistant Professor Lilamani Pandey served as the MC, and the welcome speech was given by Assistant campus chief Mr. Min Prasad Sharma, who stated, “We are grateful for the opportunity to gather feedback from a diverse group of individuals who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in their respective fields. This program is an important step in ensuring that our BBS and BEd programs are of the highest quality.”
Engineer Sanjeev Bhandari, one of the facilitators for IT related non credit course, said “I am happy to be a part of this program and I hope my IT expertise will be useful in the improvement of the curriculum.” Engineer Shiva Bhattrai, another facilitator for IT related course, added “I believe that this program will lead to a more practical and hands-on approach to teaching IT-related courses, which will benefit the students in the long run.”
Associate Professor Motilal Subedi, who facilitated the for setting the philosophical framework for the courses, stated “I am excited to be a part of this program and I believe that the feedback received will lead to a more holistic approach to teaching and learning. All we will do today is focus on the first step i.e. the need identification”.
Associate Professor Rangesh Wagle, who facilitated the accounting and auditing courses, said “I am looking forward to receiving feedback on the accounting and auditing courses and incorporating it into the curriculum to better serve the needs of our students.”
Feedback was received from a diverse group of individuals including Ms. Mala Pradhan (psychological counselor), who said “I believe that the curriculum should include more emphasis on mental health and well-being of the students.” Mr. Govinda Ghimire stated “I think the curriculum should be more practical and job-oriented.” Assistant Professor Basant Basnet said “I believe that the curriculum should be more inclusive and culturally sensitive.”
Mr. Deepak Sapkota (Chairman of New Era School) added “I think the curriculum should be more focused on the needs of the local community and industry.” Ms. Uma Kafle, former deputy mayor, said “I believe that the curriculum should be focused on entrepreneurship and the definition of entrepreneurship should not be limited.”
Associate Professor Mr. Dilli Raj Bhattrai, said “I think the curriculum should be more focused on writing skills in Nepali” and Mr. Krishna Hari Pandey, an educationist from Kathmandu, stated “I believe that the curriculum should be more focused on the overall development of the student and not just academics.”
The program aimed to gather feedback on BBS and BEd programs curriculum and use it to improve the course design which is achieved to a great extent. Campus chief Laxman Gyawali stated, “The program met it’s aim. It was a great success.”
The venue of the program was Rupandehi Campus.