2020 STAR Conference

2020 STAR Conference


Nepal Open University thanks all the STAR Scholars

2021 STAR Conference will be hosted by OP Jindal Global University in Sonipat, Haryana, India!

6-8 Dec 2020

Special Guest on Day 3

Noam Chomsky

Conference Host

Nepal Open University

The STAR conference is annually organized in different countries around the world by The STAR Scholars Network. The 2020 STAR Conference in Kathmandu, hosted by Nepal Open University, will be held on December 6-8, 2020. The conference emphasizes the strength of humanity as a basis for informing the world about how little effort of individual scholars from across the world living in a small room beside a little computer device can make a difference there and elsewhere. Learning from past disasters and the on-going crisis of COVID-19 pandemic, many emerging scholars and university academics have been trying to contribute to the bank of knowledge in their ways. Despite the risks of the on-going situation, health workers, teachers and members of civil societies have been trying to save members of the public keeping themselves at risk. Millions of students and many hundred teachers who are desperately waiting for their day to see each other on the ground of their schools have been highly influenced by the pandemic. This conference will cover a wide range of such areas and share peculiar experiences of students, teachers, parents and others, and unheard voices of unvoiced.


Prof. (Dr.) Jai Raj Awasthi, Former Vice-Chancellor of Far-Western University


Dr. Ellen Carm, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway


Prof. (Dr.) Bidhya Nath Koirala


Prof. Ormond Simpson, Consultant in Distance Education, England


Prof. (Dr.) Mana Prasad Wagle

Dr. Edward Valeau

2020 STAR Conference Chair

Dr. Jeevan Khanal

2020 STAR Conference Convenor 

Dr. Karna Rana

Program Chair

Conference Sponsors

We are proud of and thankful to

Advanced College of Engineering and Management
Morgan State University


We thank you for making 2020 STAR Conference a success. Please let us know about your experience. 


The professionals, researchers, scholars, and students from multiple disciplines can register to attend this conference.

Registration is free to the faculty and students of Nepal Open University and sponsoring organizations. Registered participants will receive Zoom link to join. 

Contact Us


+977 (1) 98580-28120

+977 (1) 98580-51836

Conference Team

They make things happen!

Dr. Chandra Laksamba

Committee Member

Dr. Ruma Manandhar


Yadu Gyawali

committee member

Dr. Anila Jha


Atma Ram Bhattarai

committee member

Babita Parajuli


Ganesh Paudel

committee member

Rishi Raj Sharma


Sandal Agarwarl

committee member

Prerna Sharma


Tenzin Dolma

committee member

Keith Wright


Conference Advisory Board

Prof. (Dr.) Lekhnath Sharma

Vice chancellor

Mr. Kamal Dhakal

Registrar, Nepal Open University

Prof. (Dr.) Ram Chandra Paudel


Dr. Krishna Bista

STAR VP of Education Services

Dr. Chris Glass

STAR VP of Research and Public Policy

Dr. Uttam Gaulee

STAR President