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The way Tribhuvan University (TU) and Kathmandu University (KU) have been compared in "College comes to Dhulikhel" (#64) is not fair. KU has more technical programs than humanities and commerce. We agree that the quality of the education in TU may not be as good as that in KU only in humanities and commerce programs but you cannot generalise. Of course, there is political interference in TU and it is easier to manage just one college in Dhulikhel than several campuses as TU does.

"Shreeram"
Thailand


Jitendra Raut's "Asylum" and Alok Tumbahangphey 's "College comes to Dhulikhel" (both #64) have forced me not only to question the credibility and objectivity of your paper but also turn pessimistic about the Nepali press. Because if Nepali Times publishes reports that transform a few exceptions to a general rule or blatantly advertise a product or an institution in the guise of an article or a report, no other paper currently published from Kathmandu is likely to do any better. Both reports lack the basic criteria for publication in a well-esteemed paper like yours. Tumbahangphey's write-up on KU gives a false image of a private university of the few for the few as a solution to the terrible state of Nepali education today. Raut's is a libel against all Nepalis and he takes a few isolated cases of Nepali asylum seekers to defame the entire populace. His tone is not only condescending, but also disparaging to the Nepali diaspora.

KU's management, class size and observation of a schedule are definitely better than those of TU. More importantly, it has held back some of the nation's money that would go to foreign institutions. And yes, the grand old TU is mismanaged at best. But still it doesn't mean that you can make an analogy between TU with more than 190,000 students all over the country and KU with less than 2,500 students. The article overlooks the qualifications of TU and its role in nation building? After all, who produced the like of Suresh Raj Chalise?

Aruna Kandel
Kathmandu


LATEST ISSUE
638
(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)


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