Introduction

Nepali is the official name for the language used by citizens of Nepal or Nepalese as a whole. Nepali is not just a language but an identity to the Nepalese citizens because we are bonded  by this common medium of speaking. Officially known as one of the national languages, this is a medium of teaching, speaking and carrying out the official documents within the physical territory of Nepal. Highlighting the needs of Nepali and seeing the condition where its use is being minimized, Tribhuvan University of Nepal established a program called M A Nepali which means Masters of Arts in Nepali for two consecutive years. 

Objective of the course

 The major objectives of the course are highlighted below:

  • The prior objective of the course is making the Nepalese people familiar with Nepali as a language, its uses and importance
  • It aims to flourish the knowledge about Nepali, its composition, its contents and diverse ways of using them
  • It aims to uplift the innovative skills of students willing to contribute in the sector of Nepali Literature with the writing like ghazals, stories, poems, muktaks, essays, biographies and so on. 
  • The course aims to develop the capable students to be feasible in working  in the job market with their knowledge and skills of dealing with Nepali documents. 
  • To develop advocates in making Nepali known in details to various aged  groups of people 
  • To produce teachers and mentors to guide youngsters interested in learning everything about Nepali

Scope of the course

Nepali is a compulsory subject in school as well as high school level. Some of the bachelors programs also included Nepali as a compulsory course. Here are the major scopes of MA Nepali:

  • Teachers, mentors and tutors
  • Reporter
  • Journalist
  • Advisor
  • Translators
  • Anchor and analyst
  • Lecturer and editor

Admission criteria

A graduate willing to attend the program must have completed their Bachelors in Nepali from Tribhuvan University . The student must appear for the admission test That will be conducted by Central Department of Nepali, Kritipur. The course is taught in semester system in Central department whereas affiliated colleges stills follows the yearly system which does not require any entrance exams. 

Colleges offering the course

The colleges teaches the course according to the affiliation given by Tribhuvan University under the faculty of Humanities and social science. The central campus only offers the semester based course for Nepali whereas number of affiliated colleges offers the course in yearly system for two consecutive years. Here is a list of colleges offering the course

1. Central Department of Nepali

Kritipur, Kathmandu

2. Trichandra Multiple Campus

Ghantaghar, Kathmandu 

Website: http://trichandracampus.edu.np/

3. Padma Kanya Campus

Bagbazar, Kathmandu

4. Prithvi Narayan Multiple Campus

Pokhara, Kaski 

Website: http://www.pncampus.edu.np/

5. Mahendra Ratna Multiple campus

Illam 

Website: http://mrmcampusilam.edu.np/

6. Birendra Multiple Campus

Bharatpur, Chitwan, Narayani

Website: http://bmc.edu.np/

7. Bhaktapur Multiple Campus

Doodh Pati, Bhaktapur 

Website: http://bmcbkt.edu.np/site/

8. Mahendra Multiple Campus

Dharan

9. Ratna rajya Laxmi Campus

Pradarshani Marg, Kathmandu

Website:https://www.ratnarajyalaxmicampus.edu.np/ 

10. Mechi Multiple Campus

Bhadrapur, Jhapa 

Website: https://mechicampus.edu.np/

11. Bhairahawa Multiple campus

Bhairahawa, Rupandehi 

Besides,there are various other colleges teaching the course in yearly system. The course must be flourished in order to produce the ideals in  the field of Nepali language that actually give identity to the country as well as the citizens of the country.