Taking professional education to the next level, Nepal is all set to introduce the Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering courses at its universities.
These professional programs will be offered in collaboration with a Chinese university and an official agreement in this regard is expected to be signed in a couple of days.
Academicians lauded Nepal’s move at a recently-held three-day workshop jointly organized by Nepal’s Tribhuvan University (TU) and China’s Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in Kathmandu.
They expressed hope that this facility would encourage Nepali students to pursue careers in the aforementioned engineering fields.
“We are very happy to introduce this important engineering program, which will be completely new to Nepali students. We believe such international collaboration can produce the capable human resources,” says TU Vice Chancellor Professor Tirtha Raj Khaniya.
Meanwhile, Professor Tri Ratna Bajracharya, Dean at the Institute of Engineering (IoE) said, “Since Nepal is a mountainous country where aviation is the most sought transport, this program will be very suitable for Nepali students.”
Bajracharya opined that these courses would fill the gaps in manpower requirement and produce globally-competitive and efficient professionals.
TU, which produces around 4,000 engineers annually, has signed MoU with 18 Chinese universities for courses in civil engineering, business and economics, medicine, among others.
TU’s IoE will begin the aeronautics and astronautics engineering courses for Bachelors-level students in the first phase, informed the officials.