UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre of Development Studies and Regional Cooperation (UMCDSRC)

Since the 26 October 2010, Mme Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General announced that the 12 SAF Institutions of Excellence will be able to use UNESCO logo and named UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institutions of Excellence.
UMCDSRCPrincipal: Mr. Madhav Neupane
Director: Mr. Krishna Amgain

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between:The South Asia Foundation (SAF), and the National College, Kathmandu University on the Establishment of the UNESCO Madanjeet Centre of Development Studies and Regional Cooperation (UMCDSRC)

Available Seats:- 8 scholarships for a 4 year course on “Bachelors in Development Studies and Regional Cooperation”. It is being implemented through the National College, Kathmandu University.
Commencement:- The courses begins on August 18th every year. The name and scanned versions of academic transcripts of the successful SAF scholar must be sent to SAF-Nepal by Aug. 1st. Selection has to be forwarded by SAF chapters in each country.
Eligibility: One student (either male or female) from each of the 8 SAARC countries. It is a fully covered scholarship program under a prestigious college of Nepal. The student must have a minimum 45% in the aggregate in 10+2 (Higher Secondary Level) or equivalent in any stream or at least grade D in three subjects besides the general paper in Advance Level.
Facilities: The selected student’s airfare, accommodation, food, and fees are covered under the Madanjeet Singh scholarships.
Contact: Dr. Nishchal N. Pandey  or Mr. Krishna Amgain

Testimony Kathmandu, Nepal - 18th December 2020

Feedback from Mr Janak Pokhrel, SAF Scholar (2016-20), UMCDSRC, National College, Kathmandu

News UNESCO, Bangkok office - 11th December 2020

Ms Aashiyana Adhikari, Scholar of UMCDSRC, National College, Kathmandu working as an intern at UNESCO Bangkok Office

News Indo-Nepal - 27th November 2020

Connectivity Through the Indo-Nepal Border During the Pandemic: Shailin Nongrang, UMCDSRC, Kathmandu, Scholar

News Kathmandu, Nepal - 29th September 2020

Dr Nishchal N. Pandey, Chairman, SAF- Nepal, hosted a farewell reception for UMCDSRC scholars

News UMCDSRC, Kathmandu, Nepal - 29th April 2020

Ms Maneesha Rendaniya, SAF Scholar, UMCDSRC reached safely Colombo through a reserved flight by Govt of Sri Lanka