New rules unveiled for operation of foreign academic institutions

Published On: January 1, 2020 01:04 PM NPT By: RSS

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has introduced new guidelines in regard to the academic institutions running their higher education with affiliation from foreign universities and academic institutions.

The Ministry brought the new guidelines by amending the previous guidelines of 2059 BS. A minister-level decision taken recently states that, the academic institutions run with affiliation from foreign universities and institutions should maintain some physical distance from the industrial estate and main road but should have an accessible road for fire engine and ambulance.

Likewise, academic qualifications of all the teaching staff must be at least second division in the Master's Degree in the related subjects. However, the institutions running Master's Level programmes should have at least one PhD faculty member and a Master's Degree holder for Engineering and Information Technology.

Furthermore, principal's qualification must be Master's in Nursing for nursing programme and 25 per cent of the teaching faculties should have their Master's Degree qualification.

Other faculty members with Bachelor's in Nursing should be registered in the Nursing Council for the nursing course, according to the new guidelines.

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