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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

Admission Notice

First date of Publication: April 29, 2024 All students enrolled in Academic Year 2078/79 who have completed the Semester end exams of the second Semester in the MA in Economics Program at the Central Department of Economics are hereby notified to complete their admission to the III semester no later …

Thesis Proposal Submission and Defense Notice

First Date of Publication: Baisakha 17, 2081 This is to notify all eligible students from the MA in Economics program at the Central Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University, to submit their thesis proposal no later than Baisakha 31, 2081 (May 13, 2024). The thesis proposal defense is scheduled for Jestha …

Admission Notice for Mphil-PhD program (Academic Year 2023-2024)

This is to notify that the results of the entrance examination for the MPhil-PhD program in Economics, conducted by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tribhuvan University, have been published based on merit. All successful candidates are kindly requested to contact the Central Department of Economics for enrollment. Please …

Orientation Program

Date: Feb 13, 2024 The Central Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University organized an orientation session for the incoming batch of students (Academic Year 2024) of the MA in Economics Program. Led by the Head of the Department, Professor Shiva Raj Adhikari, the event introduced the vivid aspects of the academic …

Orientation Class to Newly Admitted Students

This is to inform that an orientation class is scheduled for all recently admitted students (Academic Year 2023) of the MA in Economics program at the Central Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University. Kindly refer to the following notice for details.

CEDinar: Structural Divergence of Gender Wage Gap in Nepal

Date: February 02, 2024 Today, the Central Department of Economics (CEDECON), Tribhuvan University successfully organized another episode of the “Friday Seminar Series (CEDinar).” Dr. Resham Thapa-Parajuli, in collaboration with Manab Prakash, Tilak Kshetri, and Sanjeet Singh Thapa, presented their paper titled “Structural Divergence of Gender Wage Gap in Nepal”. Students, faculties, …

Study on Size of Informal Economy in Nepal

A research report on the ‘Study of the size of the informal economy in Nepal’ was launched and disseminated today. Central Department of Economics carried out this study in collaboration with the Nepal Rastra Bank, the Central Bank of Nepal. The report was launched amidst the high-level authorities and officials …

Notice regarding the Thesis Submission (MA and MPhil Program in Economics)

This is a notification for all students enrolled in the MA and MPhil Programs in Economics who have successfully completed the theoretical papers but still need to submit their Thesis/Dissertation. We kindly request these students to contact Administration Section of the Central Department of Economics, TU, no later than the …


The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Central Dept. of Economics, Tribhuvan University, and the Nepal Insurance Authority for the identification and undertaking of studies relating to the issues facing the insurance sector in Nepal to ensure that the sector contributes to the overall financial health of …

Applications for M Phil/PhD programs in Economics

We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the M. Phil./PhD programs in Economics at TU. Eligibility Criteria: An applicant holding an M.A. degree in Economics with a minimum Second Division, or grade B in the semester system from TU, or a degree equivalent to the …

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