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Jagadish Paudel

The author is an Assistant Professor at the Central Department of Education, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Rhetoric and Composition Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso, USA.

FSU Election: Things to Consider

Published On: March 19, 2023 08:35 AM NPT By: Jagadish Paudel

The Free Student Union (FSU) election is taking place on Sunday in all constituents and affiliated campuses of Tribhuvan University (TU). The FSU usually advocates for student rights, academic growth, democracy, and freedom. However, looking over the past activities of the FSU and its leaders, there are things that students need to consider before casting their votes.

A Letter to the Nepali People about MCC

Published On: September 21, 2021 04:10 PM NPT By: Jagadish Paudel

Nowadays, some sections of the public go as far as to charge treason against those who argue the MCC project is needed for Nepal’s development. Some adamant opponents do not even want to listen to or read other arguments when it comes to the MCC project. This is an utterly wrong and worrisome situation. Are the people who are in favor of the project treasonous? I would contend, absolutely not.

What MCC is and what it is not

Published On: September 13, 2021 07:44 AM NPT By: Jagadish Paudel

Nepal is not the only country in the world that is receiving an MCC grant. Several other countries have already received grants and some countries are currently in the process of receiving the grants. We can look at what were the agreement points in the countries where the project has been implemented, how it has been operated, and whether the project has done well or not. We should also examine what kinds of agreements are being made with the countries where MCC funding is currently being received.

Need of Disaster Preparedness for Responding to Possible Eventualities

Published On: April 21, 2021 07:25 AM NPT By: Jagadish Paudel

The massive quake of 2015 and its aftermath gave us a very important and essential lesson, that is, the importance of preparedness and awareness. However, we are neither prepared nor aware. So quickly have we utterly forgotten our country’s long history of destructive disasters.

How should universities recruit professors?

Published On: December 15, 2020 06:26 AM NPT By: Jagadish Paudel

The very idea of requiring a written qualifying exam for a PhD is by definition absurd since nobody could qualify as the examiner.