University Grants Commission of Nepal

Membership Type: Intermediate
Email: cprijal@gmail.com
Year in which Organisation/Agency commenced operations: 1994 AD

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Title: Professor Dr
First Name: Ganesh Man
Surname: Gurung
Job Title: Chairman, UGC, Nepal
Phone: +977 1 6638434
Fax: +977 1 6638552
Email Id: ganeshmangurung@gmail.com
Alternative Email Id: ugc@ugcnepal.edu.np

Nominated Contact Person (if different from CEO)

Title: Prof. Dr.
First Name: Kanhaiya Bhakta
Surname: Mathema
Job Title: Director- Quality Assurance and Accreditation Division
Phone: +977 1 6638548
Fax: +977 1 6638552
Email Id: kb.mathema@ugcnepal.edu.np

Organisation Details

University Grants Commission of Nepal
Address: Sanothimi, Bhaktapur PO Box: 10796 Kathmandu, Nepal
Nepal
Website: http://www.ugcnepal.edu.np

Additional Contacts

Criteria Requirements for Full Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary
education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
3 Criterion: Agency staff, Numbers, Profile, Roles:
Measure: The profile of the staff is consistent with the Mission Statement
4 Criterion: Profile of reviewers:
Measure: The profile of the reviewers is consistent with the Mission Statement
5 Criterion: Independence:
Measure: The judgements and recommendations of the agency’s reports cannot be changed by third parties
6 Criterion: Resources:
Measure: The agency has sufficient resources to run its operations in accordance with its mission statement and objectives
7 Criterion: External quality assurance criteria and processes:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
8 Criterion: Quality assurance:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure

Criteria Requirements for Institutional Member

Institutional Member Criteria:
Measure: Institutional Members are institutions of higher education in the region that are in good standing with the relevant quality assurance agency if one exists.

Criteria Requirements for Associate Member

Associate Member Criteria:
Measure:Associate Members are organisations with a major interest and active involvement in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education, but without the responsibility for assuring the quality of institutions, education programs, or external quality assurance agencies

Criteria Requirements for Intermediate Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: The national quality assurance and accreditation (QAA) system for higher education has been designed and finalization of its overall operational mechanism is underway. We intend to cover accreditation at two levels, viz. 1. institutional level (Colleges, faculties, and universities), and 2. Program Level (Graduate and Postgraduate)
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
Vision
To provide public assurance of the quality of higher education in Nepal accepting the quality as a defining element through a system of self study and external evaluation process.

Mission
The mission of QAAC is to leverage the quality of higher education in the country through --
â?¢ motivating the institutions to voluntarily participate in the QAA programs,
â?¢ periodic evaluation and accreditation of institutions and their academic programs,
â?¢ inspiration of the academic environment for the promotion of quality of teaching-learning and research,
â?¢ encouragement for institutional accountability, autonomy and innovation,
â?¢ collaboration with other stakeholders of higher education for quality evaluation, promotion and sustenance, and
â?¢ establishment of the linkage with international agencies of quality assurance and accreditation.

Goals of the QAA System
The goals of the Quality Assurance and Accreditation (QAA) system are to â??
i. provide information to the government, students and employers as to which academic institutions meet standard for quality provision,
ii. provide an instrument for comparing bachelorâ??s and masterâ??s programs within the country as well as internationally, and
iii. promote quality improvement at all levels (Program, institution, and university) of higher education system in the country.
3 Criterion: :
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency

Criteria Requirements for Observer

Criterion For Observers:
Measure: APQN accepts as Observers organisations outside the Asia-Pacific region, including: external quality assurance agencies; institutions with a major interest in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education; other regional networks that have major interests in and strong links with the region

Documentation and Fees

Additional Information: I will be emailing additional supporting information
Upon approval of my application I agree to pay:
  • $500 (Initial Joining Fee: Full Member, Intermediate Member, Associate Member)
I will be applying for support for: Both Initial Joining Fee and Membership Fee

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