Monday, September 16, 2013

Colleges offering BBA, health sciences, BSc CSIT and CA programmes in Nepal-College Administrators speak

An estimated 300,000 students pass the higher secondary examinations (Plus Two and A Levels) annually in the country. Students from science stream generally eye medical or engineering courses, while management students aim at BBA or CA programmes. Students from humanities background, of late,are found to be more attracted towards Social Work. Ramesh Silwal, chief executive officer of Goldengate College, who is also the vice-chairman of the Higher Secondary Schools Association Nepal, believes students have a plethora of choices to choose from for their higher education. “Despite the choices, most of the students pursuing their bachelordegree have been studying on ad hoc basis, either due to parents’ force orfriends’ influence,” said Silwal. Manish Gautam of the Post talks to various colleges offering BBA, health sciences, BSc CSIT and CA programmes, among others, on the prospects of the courses.

Prime College
Naresh Prasad Shrestha, Principal
Prime has a qualified group of staff for Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA). The college imparts skills and professional development trainings apart from the course ascribed by the curriculum. Every year, the college takes in 60 students. Successfully running into the 13th year, at Prime College, there is a reflection of the support and demand of the parents’ society, students and well-wishers. This moderate expansion reinforces our commitment to excellence in education.

The BritishCollege
Dipankar Sherpa, Programme Director

We are the direct delivery mode education provider of University of West of England and Leeds Metropolitan University in Kathmandu. We run a four-year BBA programme. Our BBA aims to develop qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment and lifelong learning. Research skills, critical and analytical skills, problem solving skills, evaluation skills and presentation skills are some of the “brain habits” students will be equipped with by taking up this programme at The British College.

Kathmandu Don Bosco College
KapilDev Regmi, Executive Director
We are affiliated with Purbanchal University with an annual intake of 80 students.Students have a choice of being an entrepreneur or this course can be a foundation for MBA after completion. Also, better infrastructure, auditorium, multimedia are something that fewer colleges offer.We would like to inform that Kathmandu Don Bosco College provides international visitsto universities of Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. In addition, it has a placement cell and a research wing for students’ support.

Liberty College
Rishi Ram Chapagai, Principal
We started the BBA course in 2009. It is a four-year eight-semester programme that aims at producing competent business graduates who can meet the challenges in the competitive business scenario. We have an annual intake of 96 students.This programme has been developed to meet the growing demand for skilled and resourceful managers in this expanding and globalised business environment. The college also offers various trainings to boost academic study and also other personality development trainings.

International School of Tourism and Hotel Management
Samjhana Basnyat, Principal
We are celebrating our10th anniversary along with the commitment to produce world class human resources in the field of tourism and hotel management. Affiliated to Salzburg University of Applied Sciences (FHS), Austria, the degree has also been recognised by Tribhuvan University. We basically focus on operational subjects as prescribed by the curriculum and also normal management courses dealing with accounting and life skill courses.

Quest International College
Kashi Nath Khanal, Chairman
We are affiliated with Pokhara University and offer a four-year course. We have been imparting quality management education, professional development skills and capabilities, and contributing significantly in the field of research and development. Apart from a sound academic knowledge, our students have also been able to get opportunities for further studies. We focus on practical right from the 1st batch to the 8th. Also students are mandated to work at least 200 hours in industry.

Nobel College
Surendra Shrestha, Chairman
Nobel College has always been the choice of students who want to study BBA.We are affiliated with Pokhara University with an annual intake of 96 students accommodated in two sections. Our products have been able to secure good jobs in many reputed banks. Considering the horizontal and vertical levels of the study required for business graduates, the curriculum of BBA has been designed to encompass seven areas of study. We hold exams and publish results on time.

Lord Buddha Education Foundation
Pankaj Jalan, Executive Director
Our BBA course is affiliated with India’s Manipal group. The six-semester programme is recognised worldwide. We also have roaming sessions and personality development trainings. For the first time, 30 companies visited the college and interviewed our students for jobs placement. This is an example as to what we offer to students in the competitive world. We teach them to become better administrator and entrepreneur. Students with 10+2 or equivalent degree in any discipline can apply for the course.

Kantipur Engineering College
Rameshwor Rijal, Principal
We run three programmes -- civil engineering, computer engineering and electronics and communications. We have an annual intake of 308 students.For smooth operation, each department comprises full-time, part-time, regular faculties and supporting staff. The college management has allocated key personnel in each department to supervise, monitor and control the departmental activities in an effective way. Almost each department provides the students with academic routine and all necessary material in each semester.

Kathmandu Model College
Rameshwor Aryal, Director
We offer civil, computer, electronics and communication and architecture courses. Since this is a technical education, students after completing their course can instantly get jobs. The college is run by a strong team of professionals and academics who possess sufficient experience in managing large educational networks for a long time. The college, which has maintained all its academic programmes as per the standard laid down by Institute of Engineering (IOE) under Tribhuvan University, assures quality education required for the students in the present context, and assists them in pursuing their professional and educational goals.

Kantipur International College
Pratap Joshi, Executive Director
We are affiliated to Purbanchal University and run civil engineering and architecture classes. We have an annual intake of 48 students each. We have a better infrastructures, well equipped laboratory and also higher number of passouts.The quality of faculty members of this college is something to boast about.

BernHardt College
Surendra Subedi, Director
We have an annual intake of 48 students under our BSC CSIT programme. Since we have our affiliation with Tribhuvan University, our passouts are the first choice in the jobs market.With good results, we stand out among other colleges offering the same course. Our teaching-learning method is more research based. Also, we have been introducing new courses and syllables in the fields.

Aayaam College
Krishna Jha
Our Bachelor’s in Hotel Management course has an annual intake of 40 students. We are affiliated to Purbanchal University. Among many of our features, we have our own operation restaurant. This restaurant has given a great platform for students to translate their theoretical knowledge into action. Also, our qualified and trained faculties and suitable teaching-learning environment makes our college the first choice of students.

Apollo College
Prof Dr Gauri Raj Sharma, Principal
We have been able to retain our position as topper under the BBA programme of Pokhara University. Our strict and disciplined environment helps students to concentrate more on their curriculum. But we also conduct various social programmes and trainings for their personality and carrier development. Qualified faculty members and conducive teaching-learning environment make us the best.

CCMA College
Dipesh Kumar Thapaliya, MD
CCMA college is an accredited institution for CA professional studies by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Since its foundation, the institution has been providing quality CA education through intensive coaching classes under both ICAN and ICAI along with required professional services. The institution is thus a well-recognised platform.

Gateway College
Suresh KC, Academic Director
Our BHM course is affiliated with Purbanchal University with an annual 40 intakes. There are also scholarship schemes to deserving students. We guarantee job placement provided that they meet the basic criteria. The college promotes hospitality management education like no other colleges.

Institute of Banking and Management College
Dr Nirmala KC, CEO/Principal
For the first time in Nepal, IB&MS has been customizing its BBA package to focus equally well on all these 5 dimensions to assure incredible career progression to all of our students. Our grooming package consists of 300 lecture hours of class room coaching, 300 lecture hours equivalent of research, grooming, and practical on the job exposures. BBA at IB&MS is ideal for the students willing to be equipped with proficient knowledge, personality, behaviour, attitude, and skill required for a young professional to cater to a diverse corporate needs.

Phoniex College
Amrit Pokhrel, vice-principal
We are affiliated with Lincoln University College, Malaysia, and 70 students are enrolled annually. Also, after competing two years of BBA, the students can transfer credits to colleges of USA, UK, Canada, Australia among others. Our BBA programme is developed for those desirous of pursuing a challenging career in business and innovation management. The students shall be trained in numerous disciplines, viz., marketing, accounting, entrepreneurship, business law, psychology and other indispensable skills considered essential to become a competent manager.

Presidential Business School
Laxman KC, Executive Director
We enrol 120 students annually in the BBA programme. We are affiliated with International American University, Los Angeles. Our BBA programme is structured and built to produce middle-level managers/ business leaders. Also we teach students under international curriculum and the course are revised on yearly basis. We also focus more on research that helps students find their own market and know what is going on around.

SM College
Chiranjibi Ghimire, Principal
Our BBA course is affiliated with Purbanchal University. Since BBA is an applied course, we focus more on the practical aspects of the subject. Still, this also depends on students and their interest in the subject. Students can get job placement in National and international companies. We have an annual intake of 35 students and conduct regular project work and field visits. We tend to produce socially responsible human resources.

Golden Gate College
Ramesh Silwal, CEO
We claim to be the only college having almost all subjects in Bachelor’s in Science. We offer Btech food, Bsc combination of physics, chemistry and mathematics, Bsc microbiology, Bsc environmental science and statistics among others. We are affiliated with Tribuvan University and enrol 144 students  annually. Well-equipped laboratories and qualified faculties are the main attraction at the college. Also, we have been able to secure good results.

KFA Business School
Kishu Jha, General Manager
Those who want to be a manager study BBA. When one completes BBA, they are hired as assistants. BBA programme of KFA is packaged with special PG Diploma Courses in Marketing and Finance along with an option to choose parallel courses either in professional banking or insurance. It is a four-year programme. Since, the county has witnessed tremendous growth in the financial sector, BBA is the best choice for students. And, we assure quality education and training.

Global Academy of Tourism and Hospitality Education
Khem Raj Lakai, Founder and CEO
GATE college offers practical education in hospitality management. BHM falls under management category and hence all the subjects of the management including accounts have to be studied. GATE is envisioned to create future hospitality leaders with its extensive range of programmes, combined with sound academic and training experiences facilitated by the best possible resources available in the country. Additionally, global expertise is carefully integrated to ensure that both craft-based and management training needs are met, enabling students the confidence to stand tall in a competitive international market.

Sagarmatha Engineering College
Ramesh Shrestha, Principal
We run civil and electronics and communications engineering. Since we are affiliated to TU, our students have a higher demand in the market. The civil engineers are most demanded in the market while the growing telecommunication in Nepal is a good sign for communication students. Also, these technical experts are needed for the development of the country.

Islington College
Sulav Budhathoki, MD
The data and information system of the private and government sector of the country are computerised. For this, a student with IT background is foremost. And this is what we focus on. We produce students who can meet the demand of present IT needs. Hence, our IT course emphasises all aspects of computer networking and IT security, whether wired or wireless, and it is strongly supported by an embedded vocational curriculum which greatly enhances the employability of our students. Similarly, our BBA course is designed to provide students with a thorough knowledge of the changing needs of the dynamic international business environment as well as the competitive global markets.

Nagarik College of Health Sciences
Tara Ramtel, Principal
The students who have completed their BSc Nursing or Bachelor’s in Nursing have the potential to make a good leadership. They can also be a nursing administrator, nurse in charge, nursing supervisor among others.  Even the government has mandated that such administrative post should be held by nurses with bachelor’s degree in respective field. Nursing can be a major field since we lack the number of nurses needed in the country.

Nova International College
Hari Kumar Karki, Principal
We have been affiliated with International American University, California for past five years. This would mean that certificate of student is recognised worldwide. Also the course is not expensive. Our BBA course aims at producing managers who can handle every aspects of business from their level. Among this four years course, the first six semesters are devoted to fundamental building blocks and all courses offered are core requirement. The last two semesters offer specialization courses in two areas and a student is required to take four courses each in of the chosen specialization area.

Softwerica College of IT and E-commerce
Amrit Thapa, Business Development Manager
The government is all set to introduce digital voting system in the country. Every ministry has its own website. And, each of them has a separate IT department. Even to curb cybercrimes, there is a separate division. This all makes us clear that IT is the need of the hour. Our IT course makes students skilful to design, implement and manage the modern computer systems.

Uniglobe College
Dr Khagendra Ojha, Chairman
BBA is one of the most popular courses under management stream. The BBA curriculum is practical enough. BBA at Uniglobe is designed to promote and prepare students for positions of leadership and responsibility in the areas of business and management.

Kings College
Narottam Aryal, Principal
The BBA degree is highly valued by reputed employers and after being referred as golden passport, it offers the holder an edge by opening more doors of opportunities. We at Kings College offer a much recognized courses. Here, the BBA programme aims at developing a student’s intellectual ability, executive personality and managerial skills through an appropriate blending of business and general education.

Trinity International College
Krishna Chandra Poudel, Director
BscCSIT is a new course in computer sciences. Here computer sciences and information technologies are studied. In this course theoretical knowledge of computer system, design, programme applications are read while these are also translated into actions in practical classes. This four years course is also well recognised in the international market.

source: The Kathmandu post,16 Sep 2013