Second Nepal Higher Edu Fair kicks off today

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Aug 12, 2016-

There has been a notable rise in number of education fairs over past couple of years. And while a majority of these fairs promote colleges and universities from outside Nepal, students who wish to pursue higher studies in the country are not getting the counsel on what courses to take, nor the choice of colleges, as offered by your run-of-the-mill education expos.

Focusing on this niche student demographic, the, with the support of Islington College, is staging Nepal Higher Education Fair, the first-of-its-kind expo for students wishing to go to schools and colleges in the country that offer education of interational standard. The tow-day event kicks off Friday on the premises of Hotel Annapurna, with the slogan, “Learn Locally, fit globally”. Director Jeeven Lama Gole said the aim of the event is to promote domestic academic institutions that are competent enough to provide education of top quality and produce students who could compete globally.

“We only feature the academic institutions that have proved themselves,” Gole said.

With the growing number of students aspiring to acquire internationally-recognised degree, several schools and colleges in the country are operating under affiliations of renowned colleges and universities from the countries like the United Kingdom, Austrailia, and the United States of America. There are around two dozen such academic institutions in the country.

“One can now get international degree spending below Rs 1 million sitting in homeland which otherwise costs over Rs 3 million if taken abroad,” Gole said, making a case for how domestic institutions are getting competitive.

Forty academic institutions, mainly from the Kathmandu Valley, will feature their services from 50 stalls. The students coming to the fair can get every detail, including fee structure, scholarships, and scope of the course, from the representatives of respective colleges and universities.

Along with the information and counselling by the college representatives, there will also be seminars to help students make better judgement while selecting colleges and courses.

The fair will also conduct a daily lucky draw in which four visitors could win smartphones.  

Islington College

Anushree Manandhar,

Admission Manager

Located at Kamalpokhari, Kathmandu, in a wonderful spacious campus, Islington College offers globally accredited UK University degrees in IT & Business in partnership with University of Cambridge (GCE A Levels)& London Metropolitan University (Under- & Post Graduate). Currently, Islington College has a student population of 1,200 in Under-graduate and Post-Graduate Courses with over 35 highly qualified faculty members and over 60 motivated non-teaching staff.

Established in 1996 as the then ‘Informatics College’, the current Islington College alumni boast of several IT and Business professionals working in various capacities in the world including Microsoft, Google and even Nepal Government. Islington College takes an innovative approach to providing access to affordable higher education and bringing the learning experience beyond textbooks and classrooms to engage the mind, body and spirit of our students. Partnering with leading universities and institutions across the world, it offers the most sought-after undergraduate and postgraduate programmes BBA, BSc and BIT, combined with current industry practices to help students connect with the competitive employment market.


IST College

Samjhana Bashnyat,


IST offers customised and fast-track programmes to students for progression either for further studies or for the career in Hospitality Industry. They can pursue the top-up for Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Nepal or in other countries. Positive attitude, impeccable grooming, open mindedness are the vital components in today’s competitive world and these qualities will have a long lasting effect on the young professional’s mind and behaviour. This quality is well developed among the IST Graduates. It also provides well-crafted internship opportunity in five start deluxe properties in different countries. This international internship provides the students with the overview of the world hospitality trend, the latest innovation and about tradition and culture of different nationality. Affiliated to Salzburg University of Applied Sciences (FHS), Austria, IST aims at developing practical, managerial and excellent communication skills by providing each individual student with the knowledge for their successful career in the Hospitality sector. The IST provides students globally competitive Austrian degree in affordable fee in their homeland.


Herald College

Sunanda Regmi,

Director Business Development

Herald College Kathmandu was established to bring the best in UK education to everyone’s reach in Nepal. The courses are entirely designed, approved and delivered by the University of Wolverhampton, in association with iAcademy, New Zealand. As this is a direct partnership, our students get full and complete status of an UK undergraduate. The college currently offers, 4-year, BBA in International Business Management and 3-year BIT in Computer Science in partnership with iAcademy, New Zealand and University of Wolverhampton, UK. The aim of this partnership between Herald College, iAcademy and University of Wolverhampton, is to provide affordable, internationally recognised tertiary education that serves both industrial as well as entrepreneurial needs.

Lecture-tutorial-workshop methodology of teaching, which is widely practiced in the UK, is adopted at the college. Course delivery is skill-driven, rather than just knowledge-oriented and focuses on self-learning and research. Promote leadership and entrepreneurship and also encourage our student to think out-of-the-box and be successful at it. Every year 3-5 students from our colleges are awarded with scholarships to participate in the 15-Day Golden-Fortnight Scholarship programmes organized at the University of Wolverhampton, UK.


Uniglobe College

Nar Bahadur Bista,


High level of knowledge, skills and core competencies are required to cope with this competitive age of globalised business. Understanding these facts, Uniglobe College sharpens its graduates who can face the challenges of modern business with high competencies and innovative ideas in the areas of business, finance and entrepreneurship.  The excellent learning environment of Uniglobe has proven the graduates not only to be academically sound but also highly communicable, research oriented, hardworking and possessers of good attitude for career building. Uniglobe College, in affiliation with Pokhara University, runs Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Business Administration-Banking and Insurance (BBA-BI), and Master of Business Administration (MBA) programmes. The promoting team members of Uniglobe College are academically sound and they have proven track records of success in education entrepreneurship in Nepal. The teaching team of Uniglobe College is highly competent while it also invites faculties to teach regular courses from foreign countries like the USA, the UK, Poland, Thailand, Bangladesh and India.


Published: 12-08-2016 09:29

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