Kirtipur, Kathmandu

47th CERID Day

47th CERID Day


Annual Day Celebration

Research Centre for Educational Innovation and Development (CERID), Tribhuvan University has celebrated its 47th Annual Day Ceremony on 2nd Magh, 2080 in its own Meeting Hall. The program was chaired by Prof. Dr. Surendra Giri, Executive Director, CERID. It was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Prof. Dr. Shiva Lal Bhusal, Vice-Chancellor, Tribhuvan University.

While addressing the ceremony, Prof. Bhusal said that the university should engage in knowledge creation as well as the distribution of knowledge. In the past, Tribhuvan University was widely expanded with the belief that higher education should be provided to all, so it is becoming difficult to coordinate and manage it. He also said that the government should trust the research centers of TU and use the university in all the researches carried out by the government mechanism. As an executive official, he said that the research fund of the university has been increased to 420 million, research projects worth rupees 5 million to 10 million are in operation, and research and innovation works have been given top priority. Saying that there was a lack of research culture among the professors and laxity in overall knowledge production, he requested the research centers to cooperate with national and international universities to be active in research.

Similarly, Prof. Dr. Chitra Bahadur Budhathoki, Dean, Faculty of Education, said that research centers should accept the changes due to internationalization and globalization and confirm their legitimacy. He also said that if innovation and research are not assimilated, the country is lagging behind in its overall development. Research centers are considered as heritage and pride of the nation, so it was requested not to be compared them as expensive to be maintained.

In the program, Dr. Mrigendra Bahadur Karki, Executive Director, Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies (CNAS), said that the research centers of TU are the think tanks of the nation. Saying that research centers should not be seen as consultancy, he said that research centers are capable of maintaining their historical achievements. Similarly, on the occasion of the annual day, Prof. Dr. Ishwar Koirala, Director, Research Directorate, TU, gave a stern review to CERID and suggested to move forward overcoming the challenges. He suggested that the curriculum should be research oriented, saying that the country will not develop unless research is integrated into the classroom.

Similarly, Prof. Dr. Surendra Giri, Executive Director, CERID gave a brief presentation about the latest activities, research projects and achievements of CERID. During its establishment, CERID was an important unit of the Ministry of Education and soon after the implementation of new education plan, CERID, it was included in Tribhuvan University and is the most experienced research center in the field of education. He has also informed that CERID is involved in the researches in national priority areas, receiving research projects directly from the government, and emphasizing on policy-level research.

On the occasion of the anniversary, CERID honored retired Associate Professor Dr. Renu Kumari Lama Thapa, Deputy Administrator Mr. Ravindra Man Shrestha, Section Officer Ms. Shanti Joshi, Technical Officer Mr. Bhakta Man Shrestha and Office Assistant Mr. Shanta Bhai Maharjan.