Higher Education in Nepal: Policies and Perspectives

This book presents a showcase of discussions and critical perspectives about Nepalese higher education. Its chapters cover topics such as the impacts of local sociopolitical changes and global forces on public and private education, emerging online and distance education, administrative and intellectual leadership, quality assessment, graduate employability, global mobility of students, and the contributions of global diaspora of Nepalese scholars.


Krishna Bista is a Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy at Morgan State University, Maryland. His research focuses on college student experiences related to classroom participation, faculty-student relationships, and cross-cultural teachings, and learning strategies in higher education. Dr Bista is the founding editor of the Journal of International Students, a quarterly publication on international education.

Rosalind Latiner Raby is a senior lecturer in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies department at the Michael E. Eisner College of Education at California State University, Northridge. She is also the director of a non-profit consortia, California Colleges for International Education that serves the California community colleges. Dr Raby is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education.

Shyam Sharma is a Professor of Rhetoric and Writing at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr Sharma is the editor of the International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education. In addition to having published in a variety of venues about writing in the academic disciplines, cross-cultural rhetoric, and new media in higher education, he contributes a regular column for the Republica about higher education in Nepal.