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The author is a Sociologist from Jawaharlal Nehru University and ‘Wine Feminists’ is a term she coined. Also, the opinion expressed is personal.
Where to study after +2 ?
KATHMANDU, August 24: One doesn’t need to go to a foreign country to receive quality education. If we are to draw a parallel between studying abroad and in Nepal, it is more convenient and economical to study within the country.
Things have gotten much easier now that colleges in Kathmandu have started collaborating with abroad-based institutes to introduce initiatives like study-abroad programs and international guest speaker series. Many provide spacious and conducive educational environment with particular focus on personality enhancement, industrial internship and job placement.
For all those that are still weighing in different possibilities on where to study, following is a profile of eight well-established colleges in Kathmandu. These institutions provide exciting academic and non-academic opportunities and deserve a quick read, even if you have figured what to do next.
Head of Marketing and Communications, The British College
The British College provides a world-class education in Nepal for students who aspire to gain internationally recognized qualifications from UK universities.
We offer reputed UK degrees and courses, which are relevant to the current job market, enhancing each and every student’s employability. In this regard we have a distinctive identity as the pioneering global college in Nepal.
The British College offers Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) and MSc International Business Management (MIBM), which is awarded by University of the West of England (UWE). Similarly, the BSc (Hons) Computing and MBA (Executive) (EMBA) courses are awarded by Leeds Beckett University (LBU). The British College also offers different professional courses through sister organizations; the GCE A-Levels from the British Model College and the ACCA classes with the British Professional College.
The defining characteristic of The British College is the local-to-global approach in the provision of our degrees and courses. Student exchange programs and internships with multi-national companies serve as highlights of this unique student experience. Staffed by tutors and administrative personnel from the UK and Nepal, the College provides a premium education in Nepal.
Director, Business Development, Herald College Kathmandu
Herald College Kathmandu (HCK) provides internationally recognized tertiary education at affordable prices. We provide BBA and BIT courses in partnership with iAcademy, New Zealand and University of Wolverhampton, UK.
The college’s teaching faculties are approved by relevant awarding bodies (ie iAcademy and University of Wolverhampton). It provides students with the opportunity to attend classes by international guest lecturers and the classes are inspired from the British “Lecture, Tutorial and Workshop” format.
Lecture classes are used to entice curiosity among the students and inspire them to voluntarily spend quality time on self-study and research. In Tutorial Classes, students form a closed group where discuss course materials among peers and tutors. Finally, Workshop classes require students to do presentations, role plays, case study analysis, simulation, lab activities and extra-curricular activities.
Besides updated & future oriented curriculum and practical & skill based learning, we provide opportunities for students to pursue real life industry projects, summer Training, internship programs, academic competition outside the college and industry enrichment programs. Graduates from ING colleges, which HCK is a part of, have landed at best further education universities in the world.
Likewise, our graduates have already made us proud by securing jobs in some of the most reputed organizations in the world such as amazon, Visa Inc, DHL, Zalando and Flipkart.
Chief Administrative Officer, KDBC
KDBC provides an intellectually challenging experience, where students can fully utilize their potentials.
KDBC education is a unique blend of classroom lectures, e-learning, blended learning, project work, case studies, research and business incubation, business games, role play simulation, week-long seminar series every semester, study visits in and outside the country, industrial visits, field work, entrepreneurial trekking, project management simulation, task assignments, special lectures from learned and experienced practitioners and Keller plan. Our faculty is reputed and experienced. Our facilities are considered one of the best in the country.
We offer BBA, MBA and EMBA courses. A BBA student can chose to study two years abroad with our international partner institution.
KDBC has strategic partnerships with LA College of Higher Studies (LACHS) and Xavier Academy College of Graduate Studies. Accordingly, KDBC has international ties with SolBridge International School of Business, South Korea, Angelo State University of Texas, Strathclyde Business School of Scotland and Mody University of India.
Academic Director, Lincoln Academy
Lincoln Academy of Culinary and Hospitality Management (LACHM) is affiliated to CTEVT (Council for technical education and vocational training) and collaborates with ETVA (European Technical and Vocational Academy).
It is managed and led by young hospitality entrepreneurs.
LACHM offers professional vocational training courses, including International Diploma Courses lasting six months, Professional Diploma in Culinary Arts and Professional diploma in Hotel Management. It’s short term Vocational Courses last three months, and are available for those aspiring to be chef, waiter, barista, bartender or specialize in bakery or housekeeping.
We also provide human resource development training such as personality development, interview preparation, life skill training and IT classes. Soaltee, Radisson, Hyatt, Shangri-La, Annapurna, Summit, Manang, Tibet, Sambala Hotel and Kathmandu Guest House (KGH) have partnered with the college. LACHM also collaborates with human resource agencies like Nile International, East and west Overseas, Lucky HR Solution, Lifeline Overseas, Friendship International Employment and Win bond overseas.
The graduates have secured international job and industrial placement, including in countries like Mauritius, Qatar, Thailand, Oman, Malaysia and Bahrain.
Program Director, Nepal Mega College
Nepal Mega College offers flexible course, standardizing in delivery of the Bachelor Program curricula developed by Tribhuvan University.
The college offers BSW, BBS, BA, BSc CSIT and MBS programs for those that are zealous and eager to compete in today’s world of globalized economy. The offered course acquaints students with the requirements of the 21st century by enhancing their multi-faceted professionalism.
The College supplements the TU syllabus with practicum packages, which are designed so as to strengthen students’ leadership and management skills in civil and diplomatic services, banking, commercial sectors and the media. The college also provides opportunities for students to develop their communicative, critical, interpersonal and professional skills through its innovative curricula of Personality Development Program (PDP) and Communication skills.
Additionally, the college provides preparation classes for examination of Public Service Commission, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL and IELTS and entrepreneurship development skill programs.
Corporate Relationship Manager, Uniglobe College
Established in 2009, Uniglobe College runs MBA, MBA (Finance), BBA and BBA-BI programs. Uniglobe is recognized as a center for research, leadership in financial market and fine academia institution where students are challenged to think deeply, act justly and live wholeheartedly.
The college has a re-envisioned Uniglobe Centre for entrepreneurship, critical thinking, research and publication, which enhances students’ leadership, exposure and impact-making skills.
The college organizes international conference every year where students/faculty of the institution can participate and present their research paper. In addition, its faculty is international: professors and assistant professors come from reputed universities like BIMTECH, India; FIIB, India; Assumption University, Thailand and few others based in Poland, USA and Denmark.
Also, the college publishes 16 journals every year in wide topics ranging from business, finance, economics and management every three months, where students can publish their research-based articles. This provides the students with both exposure and encouragement to seize opportunities available in not only the country but the international arena.
Dr Bijay KC
Professor, SAIM College
SAIM College is affiliated with Pokhara University and offers Master of Business Administration (Global Business).
The Master in Business Administration (Global Business) Program is an intensive two - year course stretched over six terms of full time study, with every academic year having three terms (trimester). During the fifth and sixth terms, students take up internship and project work in different organizations to gain insights of real business world. After the completion of the program a student is awarded Master of Business Administration (Global Business) by Pokhara University.
MBA (Global Business) curriculum is designed to impart both theoretical and practical knowledge in various fields of management relevant to organizations in the context of global market, with particular focus on South Asian environment.
The courses help to enhance both the depth and breadth of management capabilities of students by providing them with in-depth knowledge in management and imparting various managerial skills necessary to meet challenges of modern organization globally as decision makers, strategists, and leaders.
Lecture, case analysis and discussion, term-paper writing, seminars and project works are the common teaching methods used by the faculty to achieve the objectives of various courses. Throughout the program emphasis is placed on students’ active participation and involvement in learning with the role of a faculty member mostly confined to that of a guide and counselor.
Head of Management/ Humanities, Texas College of Management and IT
Texas College of Management and IT, under Texas Int’l Education Network (2009), is a dynamic educational institution with outstanding academic programs BBA and MBA, affiliated to Lincoln University.
The Master in Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA) courses are offered by Lincoln University College (LUC) through its learning center. These courses are internationally accredited and approved by Ministry of Education as TU equivalent. One can benefit from credit transfer system offered at Texas College. The college graduates have secured both domestic and international internships and job placements. Banking internships are provided to students based on their performance in internal assessments.
We provide Professional Career Counseling (PCC), Continuous Assessment System (CAS) as a part of its MBA and BBA programs.
In addition, BSW and BSc CSIT courses are provided at Texas College. It has its own IT Company, Softech Foundation, where computer students can explore and develop projects of their own. Moreover, Softech Foundation has set up a Research and Innovation Centre in IT Park, Banepa.
These provisions allow students in their sixth and eighth semesters to intern at the IT Park. We also provide personality-development training along with professional training to help students transition smoothly into the real world.