Ruby Rauniyar

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KMC urges SEE graduates not to enroll before receiving scholarship results

Published On: July 11, 2024 12:00 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, July 11: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has urged students not to enroll before the scholarship results are announced to ensure that the scholarships provided for class 11 this time are not wasted.

Govt starts initiative to reclaim Nepal Sanskrit University land

Published On: July 8, 2024 11:50 AM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, July 8: The government has started an initiative to reclaim the 1326 bighas of land belonging to Nepal Sanskrit University that has been occupied by representatives of major political parties.

Where are the 37,000 students who did not show up for SEE ?

Published On: June 25, 2024 03:55 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, June 24: All 277 students studying at Bishwo Niketan Secondary School, Tripureshwor filled the SEE exam form. They collected their admit cards, but two of the students did not show up for the examination. They were out of contact.

Low female birth rate poses gender imbalance challenges in Nepal

Published On: June 22, 2024 11:40 AM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, June 22: The population of daughters has been decreasing in Nepal, leading to a significant gender imbalance in recent years. This trend, if it continues, is likely to cause difficulties in various sectors including marriages in the coming decades.

Women lead the way in Kathmandu city management

Published On: May 20, 2024 02:20 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, May 20: The responsibility of organizing the chaotic city of Kathmandu has been entrusted to women. The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) City Management Department is currently headed by female employees.

Education ministry seeks reasons for removing 10 Nepali students from Bangladeshi scholarship quota

Published On: May 15, 2024 03:30 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, May 15: The Bangladesh government has removed the names of 10 students out of the 22 Nepali students selected and recommended by the Nepal government to study MBBS and BDS courses on a full scholarship in Bangladesh.

Nepali society witnesses increasing transition from joint families to nuclear families

Published On: May 14, 2024 09:00 AM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, May 14: The relevance of a Nepali proverb, 'If you want to eat thick lentils, you have to distance yourself from your family and start a nuclear family,' is becoming increasingly apparent in Nepali society.

Education ministry directs govt teachers to return to work except those undergoing treatment for severe illnesses

Published On: May 8, 2024 04:31 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, May 8: The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) has issued a directive to all government school teachers to return to work except those who are currently undergoing treatment for severe illnesses.

Education ministry sets criteria for appointment of member of TU Service Commission

Published On: April 3, 2024 10:00 AM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, April 3: The appointment process commenced five months after the member post of Tribhuvan University (TU) Service Commission became vacant. This time, specific criteria have been established for appointing new members.

Will education minister Shrestha give up the role of vice-chancellor to prioritize autonomy of universities?

Published On: March 9, 2024 08:32 AM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, March 9: After assuming office on March 6, the newly-appointed Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Sumana Shrestha, made her first decision to amend the system of appointing chancellor and vice-chancellor of universities across Nepal.

Rabina Maharjan: Transforming adversity into inspiration as educator and principal in Kathmandu

Published On: March 8, 2024 10:20 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

Despite being born in Kathmandu, Rabina Maharjan's struggle was no less than that of the women in remote areas. Her family's descent into extreme poverty began with her father's battle with addiction.

No VIP worship arrangement at Pashupatinath Temple this Shivaratri

Published On: March 5, 2024 02:05 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, March 5: The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) completed all preparations for Mahashivaratri on Friday. During Mahashivaratri, around 700,000 pilgrims visit the Pashupati area every year.

'Nepal’s education policy formulated at the behest of donor agencies'

Published On: March 3, 2024 09:09 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, March 3: The educational institutions and policies seem to be continuously shaped by the donor agencies in Nepal. Sometimes, the three-level school education is turned into two levels. Sometimes, a grading system is implemented where all students pass.

14 shortlisted candidates for position of TU vice-chancellor to undergo interviews on February 18

Published On: February 16, 2024 08:30 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: The interview of the shortlisted candidates for the position of Vice-Chancellor of Tribhuvan University (TU) will be held on February 18.

For the first time, women professors contesting for the position of Vice-Chancellor of TU

Published On: January 25, 2024 07:00 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: For the first time in the history of Tribhuvan University (TU),  women have applied for the position of Vice-Chancellor.

Govt makes whimsical decisions on SEE

Published On: January 17, 2024 11:15 AM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, Jan 17:  School level is the starting point of learning for children's future. A person's future is usually determined by what they learn in childhood. Examinations are important for measuring and evaluating the learning of a person. In this sense, any test administered to students at school level is necessarily linked to their learning.

Govt refuses to recognize any university other than TU!

Published On: January 8, 2024 05:00 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: It has been found that the government has delayed the operation of a university established by law. It seems that the government has not accepted the existence of other universities except Tribhuvan University (TU).

KMC warns of taking action against schools forcing students to purchase additional uniforms in the name of festivals

Published On: December 23, 2023 01:45 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has warned of taking action against schools that compel students to purchase extra clothing during various festivals.

Indian company awarded contract fails to deliver Rs 1000 banknotes with Nepal raising concerns over quality

Published On: December 22, 2023 08:15 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: The Indian company awarded the tender to print banknotes of Rs 1000 denomination with security threads has not yet delivered the notes. Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) granted approval to Security Printing & Minting Corporation of India Ltd in November 2022 to print Rs 1000 banknotes worth Rs 430 million. However, the company, approved to print a total of US $11.13 million (approximately Rs 1.47 billion), has not submitted a single banknote as per the agreement.

Do records matter for TU more than quality education?

Published On: December 21, 2023 09:00 AM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Tribhuvan University claimed to have set a 'Guinness World Record' during its 49th convocation ceremony, boasting the largest attendance by graduate students. This declaration was posted on the university's website alongside a certificate supposedly issued by a representative of the Guinness Book of World Records, which is false.