Message from the Dean

Nepal Open University is the first institution of its kind to impart knowledge, skills and competencies to working individuals at various locations in Nepal and abroad through open and distance mode. The University assumes that much of the activity of teaching, learning, researching and assessing can be easily performed through online and distance mode by downloading and uploading information in the electronic devices (computers). The learning outcomes of the program can be achieved through instructor-learner interaction and collaboration through technology mediated processes (such as synchronous and asynchronous video-conferencing).

NOU is launching the following pilot programs in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Education starting from 2074: (a) MPhil in Education, (b) MPhil in Social Sciences, (c) Postgraduate Diploma in Distance and e-Learning, (d) Diploma in Library Information and Management. These programs are up-to-date and designed to address the current job market context of Nepal. Professors /instructors at this Faculty are not just facilitators, they work as students’ torch bearers, supporters, mentors, advisors, and supervisors leading students from guided to autonomous learning and researching. In order to ensure the quality education, NOU will carefully observe the quality assuring processes from start to the end of the session.

Prof. Ram Chandra Paudel, PhD

Dean, Faculty of Social Science and Education