Message From the Program Coordinator

Namaste and warm greetings to everyone.

The Master’s Program in International Relations and Diplomacy (MIRD) established in 2013 is the first academic institution in Nepal providing a degree on foreign affairs and stand out as one of the most sought-after academic programs in the country. Accordingly, MIRD was upgraded into the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy (DIRD) in 2019 and began offering PhD degree as well.

This upward trajectory of DIRD in such a brief period reflects the immense interest among Nepali students in pursuing the subject. And since its inception, the core focus of DIRD has been and remains to support the students by providing them academic knowledge in an appropriate academic setting which not just broadens their understanding of global affairs but also contributes to the foreign policy of Nepal by producing conscious and well-aware human resource in the field of international relations. In recent years, the Department has also been successful in drawing international students making our contribution truly global.

In this context, DIRD is entirely focused on imparting quality education and providing necessary resources for the academic advancement of the students, research and knowledge production in the field of international relations and diplomacy. A greater emphasis is placed on developing research capabilities and analytical skills among the students.  

Thank you for your interest in DIRD and please feel free to communicate with the Department or drop by at our beautiful campus at Kirtipur for further information.

Prem Raj Khanal
Assistant Professor/ Coordinator
Department of International Relations and Diplomacy
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Tribhuvan University
University Campus, Kirtipur, Nepal 
Cell :- +977-9851166426
Tel :- +977-1-4335586 
Email :- head@dird.tu.edu.np
           prem.khanal@dird.tu.np