I am very much pleased to welcome all of you to the website of the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy (DIRD), Tribhuvan University. The Department has begun from February 16, 2014 and it is being introduced for the first time in Nepal under the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tribhuvan University.
We live in a world in which political, economic, cultural, and social events have become more interconnected and international affairs and foreign cultures affect our daily life. Events happening in one part of the world have effect on peoples and societies to other parts of the world. Societies are affected more and more extensively and deeply by the events of other societies. Henceforth,International Relations and Diplomacy as a subject has become very important in this globalized and inter-connected world aswe need to understand the complex relationships and interactions among the state and non-state actors.
In this context, Nepal is facing the inadequacy of necessary human resource related to the field of International Relations and Diplomacy. Realizing this inadequacy of required human resource in this field, Department has been established to produce essential human resource for the country. This program is dedicated to prepare the human resource with qualitative theoretical and practical knowledge and skills related to the field. In order to ensure qualitative education in this area, this institution follows essential modern teaching-learning methods.
In order to impart qualitative education to students, DIRD has involved the experienced and senior faculty members. The distinguished guests/visiting academicians (intellectuals, politicians, policy makers, diplomats) have also been invited to deliver guest lecturers for the students. Research works for practical knowledge, annual journal and newsletter publication, and the establishment of modern library with online journals with surfing services will also be made available to the faculties and the students. Besides, some reputed international journals, Foreign Affairs and Columbia University Journal of International Affairs have also been subscribed.
I am very much hopeful that this institution will receive necessary cooperation from the government and academic institutions to enhance the quality of teaching and research in International Relations and Diplomacy. I believe that the program will be able to prepare adequate manpower who willcontribute to the field of international relations, diplomacy and foreign policies of Nepal.
Once again, I would like to welcome you all at Masters’ Program of International Relations and Diplomacy (DIRD).
Prem Raj Khanal
Assistant Professor / Coordinator
Department of International Relations and Diplomacy
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University Campus, Kirtipur, Kathmandu.