Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara, Nepal

Doing Research
Research Management Cell
Research Grants


Prithvi Narayan Campus has been transformed into a major research institution, engaging its faculty members and students in research activities. The faculty members and students (here students who involve in research activities through project works and thesis writing) in the campus are advancing the frontiers of science, management, education, law, humanities and social sciences.

Doing Research
Both young faculty members and students (Bachelor’s and Master’s Level) at the campus are encouraged to take advantage of a wide range of research opportunities. Each department at the campus provides support to students engaged in Master’s Level research and provide orientations on how to conduct research and write reports. The students have the opportunity to work alongside experienced faculty members in a variety of settings. Together, they work to find solutions to society's most pressing problems.

In the campus, teaching learning has continuously been substantiated with some research funding sources such as Building Stronger Universities – Platform for Stability, Democracy and Rights (BSU – PSDR), Social Inclusion Research Centre (SIRC) and University Grants Commission (UGC) in Kathmandu. Under these research activities, many of our faculty members and students have been awarded with research fellowships and grants.

Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI)

In identifying the complexity and multi-disciplinary nature of issues confronting society, the campus is committed to supporting research activities within the campus. It is important that teaching learning without research is incomplete in the higher education institutions. In line with this approach, the campus has established a centre for research activities within the campus.

The Centre for Research and Innovation is a centre under the Prithvi Narayan Campus, which is a research activities regulating body. It was established in 2070 BS under the funding of University Grants Commission (UGC), Nepal. The centre at the campus is committed to excellence in research, supporting mini research projects which are available to young 10-15 faculty members annually. Many of our faculty members receive research funding from the cell and upon completion of the research, findings are published in its journal. This allows for the undertaking of competitive research and research training at the campus.

The centre invests its resources in areas of potential strength, significant to the campus's mission. Such areas provide particular depth of academic and research capability to offer quality research training opportunities to faculty members and students. For that purpose, the centre often conducts seminars/ workshops for the faculty members and students.

Currently, the centre possesses an office at the corner of the hall with six computers, and a printer (multi-functional). This centre was established as a centre to serve the faculty members and students to enhance their academic and research capabilities and to provide resources for conducting research activities. Each year, the centre awards mini research grants for faculty members and thesis/project support grants for students. In addition, the centre coordinates, supervises and evaluates research activities of the faculty members and students.

List of Mini Research Grants Awarded for Faculty Members:

It is equally important for the researchers that the findings of their research should be disseminated more widely to the public in order to bring changes in the society. The centre, thus, publishes Prithvi Academic Journal (PAJ), and Prithvi Journal of Research and Innovation (PJRI), which are multi-disciplinary research journals regularly. The PJRI incorporates the research papers produced through research projects conducted by research grantees in collaboration with the centre.

The centre has formulated the “Guidelines for Journal Publishers and Editors,” which is based on the “Guidelines for the Minimum Standards and Classification of Peer-Reviewed Journals Published in Nepal, 2018” set by the University Grants commission (UGC), Nepal and the “Journal Publishing Practices and Standards (JPPS) Framework” managed by AJOL and INASP based in the UK. The guidelines are prepared for 30 journals (eJournals site here) published by the centre, research committees and departments under Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara for internal use for academic publishing in the campus and are subject to a rigorous quality assurance process that may help promote research integrity. The guidelines can be downloaded here:
Guidelines for Journal Publishers and Editors

The current executive board of the centre comprises the following members:

Prof. Dr. Lekha Nath Bhattarai

    Executive Board
  1. Prof. Dr. Saroj Koirala - Chair
  2. Prof. Dr. Vikash Kumar KC - Member Secretary
  3. Prof. Dr. Vishnu Prasad Poudel - Member
  4. Prof. Dr. Shovakanta Lamichhane - Member
  5. Prof. Dr. Uma Nath Baral - Member
  6. Prof. Dr. Hari Prasad Pathak - Member
  7. Dr. Min Pun - Member
  8. Dr. Nabaraj Neupane - Member

Prof. Dr. Vikash Kumar KC
Member Secretary
Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI)
Prithvi Narayan Campus (Tribhuvan University)
Pokhara, Nepal
Phone: +977-9856070975 (Cell)