TU Launches Masters Course in “Good Governance and Anti-Corruption Studies” – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No.1 English Daily Newspaper
KATMANDU, OCTOBER 1
Tribhuvan University has launched a Masters course in “Good Governance and Anti-Corruption Studies” within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Principles of corruption, politics and corruption, challenges of good governance, statistical science, development and corruption, anti-corruption laws and mechanisms, morality and corruption, social and cultural aspects of corruption are among the subjects covered by the two-year program comprising four semesters. The course also includes a program on international relations and economic diplomacy.
The dean of the faculty, Professor Kusum Shakya, briefed on this in a press conference here today. Corruption remains one of the main obstacles to achieving development and prosperity in the country and the new TU program is expected to help deter and prevent it in the future, according to the dean.
Associate Dean Professor Tara Prasad Aryal hoped the program would help produce a skilled workforce to fight corruption.
Program coordinator Yogesh Ranjit said promoting good governance and economic transparency was key to controlling corruption.
Literator and social activist Bharat Jungam expressed his joy at the launch of the program, adding that he had promoted an anti-corruption campaign for the past five decades.
The president of the Anti-Corruption Academy, Anup Jungam, announced the allocation of a scholarship of Rs 36,000 and Rs 18,000 each to the three best students of each semester.
A version of this article appears in the October 2, 2021 print of The Himalayan Times.