Introduction to Rampus Campus
Rampur Campus, a constituent campus of Tribhuvan University is first Agriculture College under Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science. It was established in 1972 A.D. in Jagadamba Bhawan of Pulchowk, Laltipur. In 1974 it was relocated to Rampur, Chitwan with 110 ha of land and some building which was expanded to 235 ha of land by 1978. Mission of Rampur Campus is to train competent manpower in agriculture and allied discipline and to promote research, development, and technology dissemination in agriculture. Agriculture graduates from Rampur Campus is dominating in every sector including ministry, department, I/NGOs, and academic institution. Some of objectives of Rampur Campus are:
– Promote excellence in instruction, research, and technology dissemination in agriculture.
– Develop technically competent agricultural graduates ready to apply the knowledge and skills in technical agriculture, agricultural extension, agricultural education, agribusiness, and agricultural and rural development programs.
– Encourage and support faculty members and students for research and scholarly activities relevant to the needs of Nepalese agriculture and farmers.
– Foster students’ self-development, commitment, and responsibility for the welfare of Nepalese society.
Previously major programs of Rampur Campus were B.Sc. Ag (8 semester’s program) and B.V. Sc. and A.H. (10 semester’s program) after I.Sc. Ag, I.Sc. and 10+2 (Science). After establishment of Agriculture and Forestry University, admission of students for both programs were halted and B.V.Sc. and A.H. program was shifted to Paklihawa Campus, Paklihawa, Rupandehi (Constituent Campus of T.U. under IAAS). Besides halting of programs, all physical structures and human resources were shifted to AFU with without any amalgamation procedure. Act of government for Agriculture and Forestry University was made basis for amalgamation and some teachers and staffs remained in T.U. thus there became parallel existence of T.U. and A.F.U. which create tense situation in Rampur area. After 5 years, government establish a monitoring body in chair of Dr. Geeta Bhakta Joshi (former member of National Planning Commission) which reported necessity of existence of program of T.U. in both Chitwan and Hetauda. This report was basis for decision of government for establishing of Rampur Campus in eastern Chitwan and Executive Council of Tribhuvan University through its regular meeting declared Kankali Community Forest Area for Rampur Campus which lies in Khairahani-04, Chitwan. Accordingly, IAAS call for admission for new batch and Khairahani Municipality provided some physical structure and monetary support for recent academic program. Further development of this agriculture institute requires land, physical structure, human resources, and budget. Since, Kankali Community Forest is government owned land (Ministry of Forest and Environment Science), this land should be handover to Tribhuvan University for educational development.
1. Academic Programs: B.Sc. Ag. program where students must fulfill four years of residential learning to complete program with field practical, project works and study visits as curriculum. There are altogether 67 subjects in four-year program which carry 167 credit hours.
2. Research Programs: Research program according to need and coordination with directorate of research. Last semester of B.Sc. Ag. has Undergraduate Practicum Assessment (UPA) in which students must complete research according to curricula.
3. Extension Programs: Extension program was regularly initiated in 1999 A.D. It organizes short courses for farmers, extension, and development workers. It also provides technical services, seeds, and planting materials to the farmers.
Milan Subedi — Campus Chief
Our Core Values
We, at Rampur Campus, follow a student-centered educational approach. We make sure that it is based on scientific observations from birth to adulthood. We believe that students are naturally curious and is capable of initiating learning in a supportive and thoughtfully prepared environment.