Open and Distance Education Centre (ODEC, TU) established in 2015 by a decision of Executive Council of Tribhuvan University, is a constituent independent academic organization of Tribhuvan University. The aim of ODEC is to provide access of quality higher education to mass people in Nepal through open and distance learning mode.
Dr. Ganga Ram Gautam, Associate Professor of English Education at Tribhuvan University in Nepal, trains English teachers of all levels education. His specializations include teacher professional development, materials writing, educational research and professional networking. Dr. Gautam is the co-founder and past President of the Nepal English Language Teachers' Association (NELTA). Dr. Gautam has organized a number of national and international conferences and capacity building workshops for the leaders of professional associations and higher education institutions. Dr. Gautam has worked on a number of international and national research projects and community development programs in areas of children's education, school governance, innovations management and women's empowerment. Dr. Gautam holds an MA in ELT from Lancaster University, Hubert Humphrey Fellowship in International Education and Leadership from Boston University and a PhD from Kathmandu University. He has presented and participated in a number of workshops, seminars and conferences in Nepal and abroad.
Dr. Bed Prasad Dhakal is a lecturer of Mathematics Education at the University Campus, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. He is professionally involved in the field of Mathematics Education for the last 15 years. His Ph.D. is related to technology-enhanced mathematics teaching in higher education. The area of his research interest is ICT in Education, Educational technology, and software integration in Mathematics Education.
He has presented many national and international conference papers in Asia, Europe, and America. His publications on books, conference papers, and journal articles were focused on ICT in Mathematics Education, and Educational technology like Moodle, GeoGebra, MATLAB, Maple, and Mathematica. He has also worked as a trainer cum facilitator for ICT-integrated pedagogy.
Lecturer, English Education/ Program Coordinator (AWST)
Ashok Sapkota is a Lecturer of English Education at Open and Distance Education Centre (ODEC), Tribhuvan University. He leads classes on interdisciplinary readings and research in English Education at the Tribhuvan University, Nepal, and conducts research on the use of technology and classroom practices. He has gained Masters’ in Philosophy in English Language Education from Kathmandu University, where his dissertation focused on teachers’ identity and their professional practices. He has worked as a presenter in several webinars as presenter and supported teachers in using online tools.
Deputy Finance Controller
Mr Suraj Prasad Shrestha is a Deputy Finance Controller at Open and Distance Education Office (ODEC). He has been managing the finance and internal audit system at Tribhuvan University.
Section Officer (Admin Head)
Ms. Anajana Rajbhandari is an admin head at the Open and Distance Education Centre (ODEC). She has been working in the admin section for more than a decade. She has completed MAsters' in Public Administration (MPA) and POst-graduate in Women Studies from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
Bindu Neupane is an IT officer at Open and Distance Education Centre (ODEC). She assists in admin documentation and IT works. She has completed Master' in Information Technology from Purbanchal University, Nepal