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AIT and NEF-CCN Colleges to offer joint educational programs

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, and Nepal Education Foundation – Consortium of Colleges, Nepal (NEF-CCN) will jointly offer two-stage Master’s Programs in Business Administration, Energy Business Management, and in Energy and Environment, as well as two-stage Bachelor Programs in ICT, and Civil and Infrastructure Engineering.


Prof. Said Irandost and Prof. Sriram Bhagut Mathe

This follows the signing of three Memorandums of Agreement (MoAs) by Prof Said Irandoust, President, AIT and Prof. Sriram Bhagut Mathe, Chairperson of NEF-CCN on 15 June 2011 at a function organized in Kathmandu, Nepal.


The first year of the two-year Master’s programs and the first two years of the undergraduate programs will be offered in Nepal; while the second year of the Master’s programs and the third and fourth years of the undergraduate programs will be offered in AIT, Thailand. Students who successfully complete these programs, will be awarded AIT degrees, which are well-recognized all over the world.


The agreements will pave the way for the three NEF-CCN colleges, namely Little Angels (LA) College of Higher Studies, Hattiban, Lalitpur; WhiteHouse Education Network, Khumaltar, Lalitpur; and Xavier Academy, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, to offer the two-stage Master’s courses in Business and Engineering as well as the two-stage Bachelor’s courses in ICT, and Civil and Infrastructure Engineering.


The agreement signing ceremony was witnessed by Hon’ble Mr. Ganga Lal Tuladhar, Minister of Education, Government of Nepal, along with a large gathering of distinguished Nepalese and foreign dignitaries. The members of the AIT delegation – Prof. Dr. Joydeep Dutta, Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Prof. Ram Manohar Shrestha, Emeritus Professor, Mr. Karma Rana, Institute Secretary, and Dr. Pritam Krishna Shrestha, Head of External Relations and Communications Office also witnessed the signing.


About AIT: AIT is an international institute of higher learning. It is Asia’s pioneer institution established in 1959 to help meet the region’s growing needs for advanced learning in engineering, science, technology and management, research and capacity building. During the last fifty one years, AIT has produced 18,300 graduates with Master’s and Doctoral degrees in technology, engineering, social science and management, of which 1000 graduates are from Nepal. These alumni contribute to national, regional and international development. A large number of these graduates are working in senior positions in government, NGOs and business houses in Nepal and other countries.


About NEF-CCN: NEF-CCN, which has been constituted recently, comprises of three reputed academic institutions – LA College of Higher Studies located in a spacious campus in Hattiban in Lalitpur; WhiteHouse Education Network located in New Baneshwore, Kathmandu, and Khumaltar in Lalitpur, and Xavier Academy (XA) College of Graduate Studies, situated at a prime location in Lazimpat, Kathmandu. NEF-CCN academic institutions have an excellent academic record within the country and the key members of the consortia have more than 30 years experience in the education sector in Nepal.