Organization - Department of Nepalese, History, Culture and Archaeology, TU

Department of Nepalese, History, Culture and Archaeology, TU
Basic Information
English Department of Nepalese, History, Culture and Archaeology, TU
Local language
Country Nepal
Category Government-Affiliated Organization Educational Institution
Domain Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe
Function Education and Training
Established year 1961
  • To  develop a skilled manpower who works for the development of the nation
  • To impart knowledge related to Nepali History, Culture, Religion, Museum studies, Archaeology and Tourism so that the man-power  produced are capable  to acquire jobs in tourism sector ,Museum sector, , Department of Archaeology, Lumbini development Centers, Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Civil Aviation as planners , policy makers, United Nation, Unesco etc  and other NGO’s and INGOs.
  • In Archaeology, students are taken for field survey, exploration and excavations so that they become expert Archaeologists.
  • There are numerous objectives but the main focus is to impart knowledge on subjects and develop experts so that they are able to acquire jobs and are able to compete with the outside world.
  • To impart knowledge  related to our culture so that skilled manpower may  further   promote its knowledge of our history, culture and of our ethnic groups to the outside world.

Central Department of Nepalese History Culture & Archaeology was established between 1961 to 1962.

Few educated scholars who were interested in the study of Nepali Culture, History & Archaeology decided to open the faculty. Greatest step was taken by Gokul Chandra Sastri, who had come under Colombo Plan. It was due to his hard work and effort that this department was established. He was the first Head of the Department of Nepalese History Culture & Archaeology. After him Prof Dr. Hit Narayan Jha  became the Departmental Head. The next Head of the Department was Ram Niwas Pandey. He worked hard to organize Gostis, and created a new syllabus.

The name of Prof Dr Pashupati K Dwuwedi who was the first person to open and become the Head of Chauni Museum (National Museum) must be remembered. He introduced the subject of of Museum Studies in this department. Upgradation and addition of new subjects continued. The name of Prof Dr Ramesh Raj Kunwar cannot be left behind, he was the one who introduced Tourism Studies in this department. It was Prof Dr Prem Khatri who introduced foreign exchange programs to this Department. Likewise Research Methodology and its experts like Prof Dr Pesal Dahal, Prof Dr Dhana Bahadur Kunwar worked here. Beside it there are Professors like Prof Dr Beena Poudyal who has written numerous books and has been awarded with highest award by Royal Nepal Academy.

Major Activities

There are numerous subjects taught by the department, from Ancient Polity to History both having Social and Economical aspect, as well as Art, Architecture, Paintings, Culture concept, Nepali society and culture, religion, Pre-History, Archaeology, Museum Studies, Tourism Studies, Paleography study of Ancient Scripts, Himalayn Heritages, Research methodology etc. are some of the subjects taught by the department.

Likewise, the students are also taken for field trip to Lumbini every year fully funded by the university itself where they visit the birth place of Gautam Buddha and help in exacerbation of ancient antiques that is closely related to the tradition, culture, norms, values, and living style of people then.

Contact Information (Organization)
Address Kirtipur
Tel +977- 4331976

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