Higher Edu Fair draws 3,500 visitors

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Aug 13, 2016-

The second Nepal Higher Education Fair commenced at Hotel Annapurna in the Capital with a decent turnout on Friday.

The two-day event organised by saw over 3,500 visitors on the first day.

A majority of the visitors were fresh high school graduates wishing to pursue their higher studies in the country.

“We are quite pleased with today’s turnout. The number of visitors was more than  we had expected,” said Jeeven Lama Gole, the managing director of

The fair features 50 stalls representing 40 colleges in the country that are affiliated to various domestic and foreign universities. 

“This fair was organised focusing on the students who wish to acquire domestic and foreign  university degrees in the country on affordable cost, in that this is a different kind of education fair which encourage young graduates to study in the country,” Gole said.

A growing number of students these days aspire to get degrees from prominent universities from around the world. But for that, Gole argues, students do not necessarily have to leave the country because there are several colleges and universities from around the world that have their affiliate colleges here in the country.        

“Studying in these affiliate colleges is equivalent to going to actual ones. The courses are the same, the teaching staff are highly qualified, and the resources are ample,” Gole said.

There are nearly two dozen colleges in the country operating under the affiliation of various renowned universities from around the world, including the three major academic destinations for Nepali students— Australia, the UK, and the USA. Most of these colleges are participating in the fair to help students.

Published: 13-08-2016 08:28

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