India grants $ 30 million in aid to Nepal to build educational institution
Nepal has received financial aid from India in the amount of Rs. 3 crore (30.20 million) Nepalese rupees to build an educational institute in Udayapur district. Financial aid was extended on Saturday to inaugurate Shree Narad Adarsha Education in Chaudandigadhi Municipality of Udayapur District. The institute was inaugurated by the former Minister of Urban Development, head of the Nepalese Congress, Narayan Khadha, in the presence of Indian Deputy Chief of Mission Ajay Kumar. It is a two story building and is affiliated with Tribhuvan University. Tribhuvan University is one of the oldest public universities in Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal, established in 1959.
With the new infrastructure in place, students from neighboring districts including Bhojpur, Khotang, Sunsari and Saptari will also have access to higher education.
India has provided financial assistance to Nepal due to its ongoing project for the Small Development Program under the India-Nepal Economic Cooperation Program. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has already been signed between the two countries in September 2016 for the construction of the building.
About the Institute
India has helped the Nepal Education Institute to further expand its operations. Although the institute was established in 1971, it could only extend education up to secondary level. The institute was later transformed into a larger campus in 2003. After 2003, it is now that Shree Narad Adarsha Education will add additional buildings to improve student admission. The current capacity of the institute is 770 students. Candidates who wish to be admitted to the institute can pursue level 10 + 2 studies and can also enroll in the 3-year bachelor’s degree course.
To date, 135 students have enrolled in the Bachelor of Education program and about 70 percent of those applicants are girls. The new infrastructure will include 12 new classrooms, separate toilets for boys and girls, furniture, a library and a meeting room.