Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara, Nepal


In 2007, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has launched the Quality Assurance and Accreditation (QAA) program as an important aspect of reform in higher education in Nepal. The QAA has been taken as a mission of improving quality of education in Nepal. In order to accomplish this program, the UGC has formed a Quality Assurance and Accreditation Committee (QAAC) for the development and implementation of QAA activities in higher education in Nepal. The QAA Division in UGC has been established to facilitate QAAC and to perform regular activities related to QAA.

On 2 Falgun 2072 BS, Prithvi Narayan Campus submitted its Letter of Intention (LoI) to the UGC to participate in the process of QAA system of its institution. The campus has now started working in the QAA system of its institution. Based on the analysis of the documents submitted by the campus, the UGC has issued a letter of participation for eligibility to participate in the process. In the letter, the UGC has also instructed the campus to work on the preparation of Self-Study Report (SSR).

In order to fully participate in the QAA process and get its benefits, the campus has formed 3 committees to work on the QAA system of its institution. The functions and terms of working period of working bodies are as follows:

  1. Internal QAA Committee: This committee is the governing body of the QAA process of Prithvi Narayan Campus, which makes policy to work on the process and monitor the progress of the QAA process. The committee is valid until the campus gets its accreditation from the UGC.
  2. Self-Assessment Team (SAT: This team is to visit the institutions which have received accreditation from the UGC and prepare a self-study report. The report will be submitted to the QAA Division of UGC for the certificate of accreditation. The team will prepare the report in 3 months, starting from the formation of the team. This team will be under the Internal QAA Committee.
  3. EMIS Team: This team prepares a data system of higher education institution called Education Management Information System (EMIS) and publish a booklet. This includes a framework of indicators, tools and modality for annual data collection, regular data updating, analysis and reporting. The system will support progress monitoring of higher education institutions as well as higher education status of the country in general. The EMIS reports and performance progress reports are prepared annually. The team will continually work on the reports. However, the first report will be published within 3 months of deadline given the Internal QAA Committee. This team initially be under the Internal QAA Committee and work independently after the dissolution of the Internal QAA Committee.


  1. To work on the QAA process of its institution, including the EMIS report and allow them to start the work.
  2. To make policies regarding the functioning and working towards the QAA/EMIS system of its institution and monitor their progress.

Formation Methods
The standing committee of the campus has decided on the members of the committee and working teams for the QAA/EMIS system of Prithvi Narayan Campus. The following members have been appointed to work on the QAA process and EMIS report.

  1. Internal QAA Committee:
    Chair - Prof. Dr. Debendra Bahadur Lamichhane (Campus Chief)
    Member Secretary - Asst. Campus Chief Nanda Lal Adhikari
    Member - Prof. Deepak Raj Wagle, Asst. Campus Chief, Faculty of Education
    Member - Chief Administrator Prem Lal Baral
    Member - Financial Adm Division Head Chiranjivee Thapaliya
    Member - Librarian Kishor Subedi
    Member - Faculty Dr. Min Pun
  2. Self-Assessment Team (SAT):
    Coordinator - Asst. Campus Chief Nanda Lal Adhikari
    Member - Prof. Tara Raj Khanal, Asst. Campus Chief, Faculty of Hum. & Soc.Sc.
    Member - Financial Adm Division Head Chiranjivee Thapaliya
    Member - Faculty Dr. Min Pun
  3. EMIS Team:
    Coordinator - Dr. Min Pun, Faculty at Dept of English
    Member - Hom Bahadur Thapa
    Member - Rajendra Subedi
    Member - Chandra Bahadur Khadka


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Dr. Min Pun
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