Tribhuvan University (TU), the oldest university in Nepal has started to commence the use of smart boards and free Wi-Fi in order to introduce technology-friendly environment in its affiliated campuses.
The program accelerated after the agreement between Tribhuvan University and Nepal Telecom on 6th January 2017 A.D
Prof. Dr. Ridhish Kumar Pokhrel, the president of the project, mentioned that the affiliated campuses have started raising money for managing the smart boards in their classes. “Previously, we had conducted a program in Dhangadi to converse about the project. We plan to discuss this program in the remaining provinces. However, many campuses have not been informed about initiating smart boards and free Wi-Fi in their classes” shared Pokhrel.
Dr. Madhav Gautam, President of Patan Multiple Campus, indicated that the commencement of smart boards needs an increase in the budget. “We are motivated by this initiation. So, we are also in the process of creating an e-library for our students.”
Gautam also shares, “The technology has added a new flavor to the real-life experience of students and teachers as well. Both the teacher and students will be equally facilitated by this program but the calculated budget for the constituent campuses should be increased.”
The university has issued NPR. 1,00,000 (1 Lakh) for installation charge of smart boards and free Wi-Fi for each constituent campus and has also consigned NPR. 10,00,00,000 (10 crores) for IT development at TU central Office, Faculty Departments, and Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur.