Launching of “Journalism curriculum in Nepali universities”
The study report carried out by UNESCO Kathmandu Office and Society of Development Communication (SODEC)-Nepal is releasing as a book in Nepali language among media academics, university officials, journalists and the representatives from the media industry.
Nepal has witnessed a tremendous improvement both in terms of quantity and quality as far as media education is concerned. Media education was introduced by Tribhuvan University in 1976, Purvanchal University in 2001 and Kathmandu University in 2006. All these academic institutions are significantly contributing to the growth of media industry in Nepal. However, a major area of concern has been the widening gap between academic institutions and newsroom. It is in this context that universities need to be proactive to meet the demands of media industry. Understanding the need, UNESCO Kathmandu Office and Society of Development Communication (SODEC)-Nepal has carried out a study to analyze the existing curricula of all three universities by comparing them with UNESCO’s model curriculum and Media development indicators.