In table 1, we see there are 1,407 campuses and colleges of different universities and following table 2, we find out that in one year 3,18,753 students enrolled in bachelor level in Nepal. This number does not take into account students studying abroad. Besides Australia, the USA, and European countries, a large number of students go to India to pursue an undergraduate in addition to many other countries. Despite a hundred thousand students graduating in a year, on the one hand, the industry is finding challenging to recruit qualified human resources, and other hand there are huge unemployment and underemployment. The situation becomes more worsen with the increase in inefficient human resources with time.

After working for youth empowerment and recruitment for more than a decade, the founder of BITS Ladder has directly engaged with more than 50 thousand Nepalese youth across the country as well as with the Nepalese youth studying in India and abroad, states that there is an industry-academia gap in the country. The need for the industry is very dynamic, however, the curriculum of the school/university education is very static. After analyzing the hiring process of different organizations, it was evident that employers evaluate the candidates in three dimensions- knowledge, skill, and mindset. The success of an employee to establish themselves is also depends highly on the mindset in addition to knowledge and skills. However, there is very limited opportunity for young graduates as well as young professionals to prepare themselves accordingly. 

For the readiness of the youth in the job market BITS Ladder come up with the following short term engagement approach:

  • Industry immersion to understand the industrial practices 
  • Skill-based training for shaping the skills and technical readiness
  • Engagement in talk program, seminar, and conferences to shape the theoretical learnings
  • Engagement in workshops to enhance skills
  • Engagement in competition to exercise their knowledge and skills 

1. Total Number of Campuses:
Source: UGC reporting 2074 BS

S.N.

University

Province 1

Province 2

Bagmati

Gandaki

Province 5

Karnali

Sudur Paschim

Total

1

Tribhuvan University

161

100

479

107

172

54

88

1,161

2

Nepal Sanskrit University

1

3

3

3

6

0

2

18

3

Kathmandu University

1

0

17

1

2

0

0

21

4

Purbanchal University

32

23

67

4

4

0

1

131

5

Pokhara University

0

0

37

9

12

0

4

62

6

Lumbini Bauddha University

0

0

5

0

1

0

0

6

7

Agriculture and Forestry University

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

2

8

Mid-Western University

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

9

Far Western University

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

10

BP Koirala Institute for Health Sciences

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

11

National Academy of Medical Sciences

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

12

Patan Academy of Health Science

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

13

Karnali Academy Health Sciences

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

14

Nepal Open University

               

15

Rajarshi Janak University

               
 

Total

196

126

612

124

197

56

96

1,407


2. Total Number of Graduates:
Source: UGC reporting 2074 BS

S.N.

Faculty

Province 1

Province 2

Bagmati

Gandaki

Province 5

Karnali

Sudur Paschim

Total

1

Agriculture

0

0

661

0

0

0

0

661

2

Animal Science Veterinary Science & Fisheries

0

0

241

0

0

0

0

241

4

Education

12974

11485

16566

7524

14357

2245

10311

80325

5

Engineering

767

191

11344

2107

1276

47

412

16442

6

Forestry

0

0

259

0

0

0

0

259

7

Humanities & Social Science

2426

710

17468

1691

1857

267

2009

26703

8

Law

221

222

4736

228

480

0

0

5887

9

Management

15861

7618

73074

12666

18620

971

7791

137465

10

Medicine

2845

424

11009

2071

1834

0

0

18183

11

Science & Technology

2442

782

25521

817

1515

262

965

32304

12

Sanskrit

0

117

0

96

58

0

12

283

 

Total

37536

21594

160879

27200

39997

10092

21500

318753