Message from Chancellor

As a member of the academic community, my ties with the education sector of our country extend for more than 30 years. Having teaching, research and administrative experience — including as the Head of the Central Department of Sociology/Anthropology, as the Senator of Tribhuvan University and University of Forestry and Agriculture, and as the Chairman of the University Grants Commission Nepal — I have accepted the position of Chancellor as an appropriate opportunity to share the knowledge and experience I have gathered throughout my life.

I accept this position to respect and honor the bold initiative of Honorable Chief Minister Prithivi Subba Gurung. Instead of being Chancellor himself, Chief Minister Gurung gave priority to academics of this country leading higher education by forming a Board of Trustees for the first time in Nepal. He chose to do this rather than following the traditional power structure by appointing the vice-chancellor from the Head of Government. Chief Minister Gurung has become a role model for higher education in Nepal by prioritizing freedom, and I am sure that one day all universities of this country will follow his new thinking.  Thus, i find this as a great opportunity, as the Chancellor of a newly-conceived university, to make it a model in Nepal and a center to attract both Nepali and foreign students.

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Vice Chancellor

Prof. Naba Raj DevkotaPhD, Vice-Chancellor

Born in Gorkha, Nepal, I have been continuously working in the academic sector for last 34 years in various capacities to contribute to the science, being specific to the Natural Resource Management in Nepal. After completing B.Sc. Ag (animal Sc.) degree from TU/IAAS, I had joined IAAS, Rampur, Chitwan as an Assistant Lecturer in 1986 whereas I got M.Sc. Ag. (Ag. System) Degree from Chiang Mai University, Thailand in 1993 through a prestigious scholarship support of MCC, Ford Foundation. Soon in 1996, I got scholarship from New Zealand Government to pursue PhD in Pastoral Science and did my PhD study in 1999 from Massey University. I returned to Nepal and continued my teaching and researching job at IAAS and Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU), Nepal.

My entire experience in career development to the position of Professor in Animal Science has been related to teaching and resear

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Board Members

Dr. Dinesh Chandra DevkotaEngineering

Dr. Dinesh Chandra Devkota
Chair person
BoT, Gandaki University, Kaski, Pokhara, Nepal

I was born in Gorkha, Nepal where I had earned my high school level education from Shree
Amar Jyoti Janata High School, Luitel. I did my intermediate and Bachelor level of studies in
Engineering from TU/Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk; M.Sc. Civil and Environmental
Engineering from USA, and Ph D Engineering Science from Japan and then constantly working
to promote science and technology related to engineering development, resource management,
vocational training and higher-level planning and programming to help develop this country
through my sincere efforts and opportunities as availed in due course of time.
My credentials in brief reflect as visiting Professor, CDES/TU, Nepal where my areas of interest
were to promote Sustainable Development, Technical Education, Vocational Training a

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Dr. Min Bahadur ShresthaEconomics and Policy Analysis

Dr. Min Bahadur Shrestha (डा. मीनबहादुर श्रेष्ठ) is a senior economist and policy and strategy advisor. He has worked in the areas of economic research, training, monetary policy, financial sector development and strategic planning for more than 30 years. He has also taught economics to MBA students as a visiting faculty. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Wollongong, Australia. He has obtained Master’s degree in Public Administration as well as Master’s Degree in Political Science from Tribhuvan University, Nepal and an MBA from Hult International Business School, United Kingdom. He studied graduate level financial economics courses at University of New Orleans, United States.

Dr. Shrestha served as the Vice-Chairman of National Planning Commission of Nepal from September 2016 to July 2017. Prior to that, he w

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Chandra DhakalBanking, Business

Mr Dhakal is one of the leading entrepreneurs of the country. He is the Executive Chairman of IME Group of Companies, one of the fastest growing business conglomerates in Nepal, which has its remarkable presence in banking, money service, IT, trading, hydro-energy, travel and tourism, cable car and infrastructures.

Mr. Dhakal set up International Money Express (IME) in 2001 in Nepal and Malaysia to facilitate the migrant workers in Malaysia to send their earnings homes. This arrangement has not only become productive, but also paved pathway to institutionalizing the formal means of remittances. Remittance payment locations in every corner of the country have ensured rural communities’ access to finance and this has contributed greatly in poverty alleviation, one of the fundamental objectives of Millennium Develop

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Pr. Dr. Jeet JoshiEducation Specialist

Dr. Jeet Joshee is Associate Vice President for International Education and Global Engagement and Dean of the College of Professional and International Education at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). As Associate Vice President, Dr. Joshee is the Chief International Officer of the University. In this role, he advises the President and Provost on all matters related to international education and advances the university’s global mission by establishing strategic international partnerships and creating engagement opportunities for students, faculty and staff.  He oversees the strategic plan for international education and works to enhance the internationalization goals of the campus. He works closely with the administration, faculty, staff and students on all matters related to international programs at CSULB. Similarly, he works with

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Krishna AcharyaBusiness

Chairman Acharya has been able to garner an array of experience over the years, which is one of his fortes. His presence in some of the prominent institutions such as Gandaki Noodles (RARA) as founding member, one of the pioneers of Instant Noodles in Nepal, where he served as a Managing Director and Dish Home. Furthermore, he has delved into the realm of politics by working as a member of Interim Legislative Parliament and also as a member of Electricity Tariff Fixation Committee. As a leading figurehead of RM group, he is currently involved as Chairman in companies such as People’s Energy, Bindhyabasini Hydropower, Multi Energy, Ripoo Mardenee and Win Private Limited. As influential as he is in the business sphere, he carries the same dignity in the social sphere as well which is substantiated by his involvement in Rotary Club of Pashupati, Nepal Red Cro

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Nirmal GurungBusiness

Vice President, Nepal Media Society.
Past- President, Nepal Association of Foreign Employment Agencies.
Past-Vice President, Nepal Association of Foreign Employment Agencies.
Advisor, the Ministry of Labour and Transport Management from 2001 to 2002.
Organizer of Ranidevi Primary School Construction Committee, Lazimpat, Kathmandu.
Chartered President, Nepal Kingdom Lions Club from April 2003.
President, Lions Club of Kathmandu Kingdom from 2001 till April 2003.
Vice President, Human Rights and Peace Foundation (HURPEF) Nepal since 2002.
Life long member of Red Cross Society.
Member of Lekhnath Club, Pokhara.
President, Don Bosco Training Centre Institute, Lazimpat, Kathmandu.
Past-President, Triveni Academy College, Lekhnath –2, Kaski.
Past-Vice President, Nepal Basketball Association, National Sports Council, Kathmandu, Nepal.
President, Civic Concern Societ

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Dr. Chandrika Pandit

Dr.Mrs.Chandika Pandit MBBS, MD (OB-GYN)

• Board of director Western Regional Hospital(2059-2061)

• Board of directorate: BPKM Cancer Hospital (2072)

• Consultant Gynecologist: Western Regional Hospital Government of Nepal(2063-2070) and Fewa City Hospital Pvt Ltd.(2002-Till the date)

• Associate Professor: Gandaki Medical College, Pokhara Nepal(2070-Till now)

• Nepal Medical Council(Member)

• Nepal Medical Association

• Member of Asia Oceania Research organization

• Member of American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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