Keshar Jung Baral appointed TU vice-chancellor

Keshar Jung Baral
Keshar Jung Baral

Kathmandu, February 22

Prof Dr Keshar Jung Baral has been appointed the new vice-chancellor of Tribhuvan University.

Baral was appointed vice-chancellor by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

He assumed his office on Thursday evening and said his first job as a vice-chancellor will be implementing TU’s annual academic calendar.

Prime Minister Dahal formed a committee under the leadership of Education Minister Ashok Rai to recommend names for the vacant post of vice-chancellor. The committee recommended the names of Chitra Bahadur Budhathoki, Keshar Jung Baral and Tankanath Dhamala.

The Prime Minister appointed Baral as the vice-chancellor, bypassing Budhathoki, who was ranked first according to the recommendation committee. According to sources within the committee, Budhathoki held a lead of two points based on various criteria.

Baral, who initially began his teaching career as an assistant professor at Mahendra Morang Campus, assumed the role of vice-chancellor at Pokhara University in 2008.

Baral is credited with the expansion of Pokhara University, having increased the number of affiliated colleges in certain cities from 23 to 54. Additionally, under his leadership, educational programs such as nursing and graduate-level electrical and electronic engineering were initiated.

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