Far-western University (FU) was established in 2010 AD by the Act of Parliament. Nevertheless, the university obtained approval of its rules and regulations, programs and budget from the first historic senate meeting held on September 21, 2012. Though the university gave its first priority to the merging of the two campuses, i.e. Siddhanath Multiple Campus and Siddhanath Science Campus we could merge the former one so far . The process of merging of Siddhanath Science Campus into the university is underway . It will be materialized soon.
The university has prepared its five-year strategic plan and it is in the process of preparing a long term plan in consultation with the stakeholders of the region and beyond. It launched its undergraduate programs in 14 different subjects under the faculties of management, education, humanities and social sciences and science and technology (computer science) from December 2012 at Siddhanath Multiple Campus (SMC). All the undergraduate programs of this university are of four- year duration under the semester system except for the BBS program which still follows the yearly system. The university is launching the graduate programs in eight different subjects from the current academic session.
In the coming years, FU has a plan to expand its networking in other districts of the region and also in other parts of the country . The second university senate meeting held on September 15, 2013 passed the proposal of the university to give constituent status to at least two campuses of this region every year . The meeting also approved the proposal of making Kailali Multiple Campus, Dhangadhi and Jaya Prithwi Multiple Campus, Bajhang as the constituent campuses of the university to begin with. We will formulate the modality to this effect soon in consultation with the stakeholders and the concerned authorities such as the UGC,
Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance. We will further explore the possibility of expanding its programs and faculties in other districts of the region and beyond. Academic relationship will also be established with the universities of home and abroad in the coming days.
With our new and practical- oriented programs, we are committed to academic excellence, creativity and research. We invite you to experience what we have to offer educationally , spiritually and professionally . We provide our students with an opportunity to grow and change with the diverse society . In the present competitive world, we nurture, support and educate our students to grow as the worthy and productive citizens of this country . Our academic programs are built upon the assumptions that they bring out the inner potential of our students.
In each course, the students are given every opportunity to create, innovate,discover and implement their creations. Thus, we take our students as the creative and critical thinkers, prepared for the global market. Once you enroll in our academic programs, you will feel the difference.
I wish you a very productive academic year ahead.
Prof. Bhusan Shrestha