cedecontu.edu.npsitemap
cedecontu.edu.npsitemap
cedecontu.edu.npsitemap
cedecontu.edu.npsitemap

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 900 students enrolled each year, CEDECON is well equipped with high-level specialized faculty members recognized for their academic and professional contributions within and outside Nepal.
CEDECON has forty faculty members including ten Professors, nine Associate Professors, nine Lecturers and a team of twelve support staff members. A few faculty members are usually on their study leave and governmental assignments of national importance. Currently, the effective strength of the faculty is twenty-eight with most of the faculty Ph. D. holders from the USA, India, the-then USSR and Nepal and a few others with Master's Degree in Economics from the USA, UK, Australia, India and Nepal. Today, CEDECON is considered as one of the best departments at TU
CEDECON offers twenty-two courses at the Master's level comprising eight compulsory and fourteen optional papers including thesis writing. The students would be awarded the Degree of Master of Arts (M. A.) in Economics upon successful completion of courses prescribed during the two-year academic session. CEDECON is also undertaking Ph.D.Program at the initiation of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at TU. Besides, CEDECON has launched M.Phil. program from the academic session 2007.
Almost fifty-one years have elapsed since the establishment of the Department with occasional metamorphosis in its nomenclature. CEDECON is committed to improving quality of teaching, research and publications both in theory and practice in the field of economics. The responsibility of this Department is very challenging from both national and international perspectives. Its role is more crucial for modulating policies and implementing programs by the government as well as producing a high-level manpower urgently required for both private and government sectors.
With this vision in mind, a Road Map/Action Plan of CEDECON has recently been prepared for implementation with a view to bringing substantial qualitative changes in the faculty activities. The road map aims to establish School of Economics in future; undertake Ph. D. Program independently for both indigenous and foreign research scholars; establish Center for Asia Studies; expedite academic, professional, applied and policy research project works at the national, regional and international levels; develop sisterly relations with academic and professional institutions of the world especially through faculty exchange program; organize seminars, symposia and conferences regularly by inviting scholars from within and outside the country.The road map also contains the proposal to construct a separate building as per the existing requirements of CEDECON. At this juncture, we all faculty members would humbly appeal to all the people and institutions at home and abroad for their kind and generous support to accomplish the major goals and activities set in CEDECON's road map.