November 30: The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) and the Tribhuvan University School of Management (SOMTU) have decided join hands with each other for the development of human capital. Both the institutions have reached an agreement to form an “Industry Academia Forum” for institutional cooperation in this regard.
The announcement was made during a programme organised jointly by the Commodity Council of the FNCCI and SOMTU on Sunday at the Federation’s Secretariat. FNCCI President Shekhar Golchha said that the Tribhuvan University could be of a great assistance for human resource development while the federation gives special priority to the campaigns like small and medium enterprises in Nepal. He emphasized on establishing a permanent type of structure to attain the goal.
On the occasion, Dinesh Mani Ghimire, assistant dean of the Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University and Prof. Dr. Dev Raj Adhikari, the former member secretary of the University Grants Commission and former dean of the Faculty of Management said that the university was ready to support Nepal’s the efforts made by the private sector in the economic development of the country. They also expressed their commitment to cooperate with the federation in this regard.
During the program, a detailed discussion was held regarding the new ‘Course of Study’ prepared by SOMTU and suggestions and advice on the same were collected from the entrepreneurs who attended the programme. The SOMTU was suggested to revise the courses in such a way that it would help produce skilled and technical manpower.
The Vice President of FNCCI, Dinesh Shrestha suggested that the education given by the university should be practical, focused on industry and business development of the country and should incorporate high technical knowledge. Chairperson and the Vice-President of the Commodity Council Anjan Shrestha expressed the belief that such cooperation between the university and the private sector could benefit the academic sector, industry and business sector, society as well as the nation as a whole.
During the program, Assistant Professor Dr. Gangaram Bishwokarma, Assistant Professor Dr. Dhruvalal Pandey and Assistant Professor Dr. Jitendra Dangol shed light about the new course of study.