“English is . . . the language of higher education, mass media, information and communication technology, business, tourism, science and medicine,” says the introduction to the recently published English language curriculum for 11th and 12th grades. Built upon this combination of half truths, ignorance, and ideologies, there is another pervasive belief that English is also the language of scientific publication, if not all significant knowledge production in the world. This essay seeks to debunk the latter assumption, going on to discuss the social costs of passively accepting while actively contributing to the conditions behind the assumption, as scholars in developing countries like Nepal are doing increasingly.
In his book What the Best College Teachers Do Ken Bain says that professors are ‘university-based top-ranked expert academicians’ to extend then enforce knowledge and virtues. In Nepal too, professors are co-positioned with the first-class bureaucrats in merit. Such a distinguished position automatically attracts intense gravity. They are expected to be involved in academic excellence, knowledge, studies and research.
KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Shree Panchami, also known as Basanta Panchami or Saraswati Puja, is being celebrated across the country by worshipping Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, wisdom, learning, art, music and culture, on Thursday.
KATHMANDU, Aug 12: Nepal Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (NESOG), in collaboration with Meyer Vitabiotics – an Indian pharmaceutical company that has recently expanded its business in Nepal, organized a special symposium called 'Knowledge Cafe' in Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU, July 18: Tribhuvan University and Nepal Police have reached an understanding to utilize the knowledge and expertise of academic sector to strengthen community security and conduct academic activities without any hindrances.
The question is not whether university professors should produce new knowledge. It is how we can optimize our research, how the university can support it, and how we can do the most useful work possible
The knowledge system possessed by various communities across the globe, which has been used and passed down through several generations, is termed as indigenous or traditional knowledge. This knowledge is generally embedded in the cultural tradition of any religion, indigenous or local communities.
After two decades of experience as an Auxiliary Health Worker under the Ministry of Health, Rajendra Prasad Dhakal switched careers to printing and publication. Now, he’s been actively involved in this field since the past two decades. At present, he is the Manager at Makalu Publication House and Sopan Press Pvt. Ltd., Kalikasthan.
KATHMANDU, March 17: DAV Business School is organizing a two-day international conference entitled ‘Integrating Knowledge and Technology for Sustainable Development’. According to the press statement released by DAV Business School, the conference is scheduled from March 24 to 25 at DAV Business School, Kathmandu.
GERMANY, Nov 19: Minister for Population and Environment, Mithila Chaudhary has said the non-resident Nepalis (NRNs) living and working in various countries across the world could significantly contribute by investing knowledge and capital for the motherland's prosperity.