Department welcomes Prof. Shiva Raj Adhikari, PhD as new head of the department.

CEDECON’s new building is under construction.

The exams have been resumed at the Department following health protocol and guidelines.
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Message from Head of the Department

Welcome to the Central Department of Economics (CEDECON), Faculty
of Humanities and Social Science, at Tribhuvan University (TU).

 CEDECON, established in 1959, is one of the oldest and biggest departments in TU’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Science. CEDECON is a pioneer in offering academic courses, promoting research, and producing high-quality economists for our nation and for the world.

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Established in 1959, Central Department of Economics (CEDECON) is one of the oldest and biggest departments at Tribhuvan University (TU). Primarily a teaching faculty, the Department also undertakes research activities and publication works. With more than 120 students in MA and 35 in MPhil enrolled each semester, CEDECON is well equipped with high-level specialized faculty members recognized for their academic and professional contributions within and outside Nepal.


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Recent Activities

Discussion on Curriculum of MPhil/PhD program

Central Department of Economics, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tribhuvan University organized a discussion program with major stakeholders for possible revision of Curriculum for MPhil/PhD program. Learned individuals representing various government and non-government institutions participated in the program. The program started with a brief presentation about the objective of …

Interaction program

CEDECON organised an interaction programme with the campuses/colleges running MA in Economics programme (TU) within and outside of Kathmandu valley. The objectives were to understand the academic and research challenges and to initiate a dialogue towards streamlining teaching-learning and research exercises throughout.

In-house discussion: Impact of Covid-19 on Poverty and Human Development

Central Department of Economics organized an in-house interaction program to discuss on the methodology and preliminary of estimates of a research work titled “Impact of COVID-19 in Poverty and Human Development”. This study is being carried out with a support from UNDP-Nepal. Prof. Shiva Raj Adhikari, PhD is leading the …

Announcement for CEDECON PhD Fellowship

Date: September 30, 2020 Central Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University (CEDECON) and Centre for Energy Policy and Economics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (CEPE-ETH) have been jointly carrying  out a research project on “Barriers towards the adoption of energy-efficient vehicle in Nepal and the role of behavioral biases” funded …

CEDinar September 18, 2020

Dr Juni Singh, A Ph.D. graduate from Paris School of Economics, speaks on Endogenous Institutions: a network experiment from Nepal. This talk was organized by the Central Department of Economics as part of its Friday seminar- the CEDinar- series on the day of Sept 18, 2020. Abstract of the Presentation …

CEDinar 14 AUG, 2020

The Central Department of Economics (CEDECON), as a part of its Friday CEDinar series,organised a webinar on 14th of August, 2020 on ‘Economics of Solid Waste Management and Urban Drainage: Sustainable Approach to Making South Asian Cities Climate Resilient’. The speaker was Dr. Mani Nepal, Program Coordinator SANDEE and Lead …


Date: 31 August, 2020 Submission of Concept Note for Research Proposal This is to notify that all students of the fourth semester, MA Economics program, who are willing to write the thesis as part of their degree are required to submit the concept note as per the format attached below. …

Opportunity to serve as RA

Thisis to notify that the Central Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, (CEDECON) Kathmandu in collaboration with Policy Research Institute (PRI), a policy research think tank of Government of Nepal, is undertaking a study titled ‘The economic impact of COVID-19 in Nepal’. The study aims at developing a Social Accounting …

Guest Lecture on Monetary Policy

Professor Pathibeshwar Timilsina delivered a guest lecture on Monetary Policy Framework and its Effectiveness in Nepal to the first semester PhD students. He gave an overview of monetary policy, discussed the monetary policy framework, provide a case of monetary policy of Nepal for 2020/21 and finally discussed effectiveness of Nepal …

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