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An intrinsic section of St. Xavier’s College, the department of English maintains the essence of humanities, and accommodates the ABCs of the language for all pupils in the college on intermediate, undergraduate and post graduated levels. Its mission is to foster students for the art of reading, writing and analytical thinking for competitive global outfit. These learnings are inculcated through critical and creative pedagogy. The department offers students various courses on language and literature as compulsory papers and other courses as functional papers. Besides, the faculties of department of English are engaged in other departments in the teaching of language and literature for the overall growth of the students.

The aim of the department thus remains to metamorphose the students into academically sound, socially responsible, morally upright and globally competent persons having the Jesuit Spirit of dedication to excellence, leadership and service.

Department of English runs an undergraduate degree (B.A) affiliated to Tribhuwan University. Students willing to choose English Literataure, Social Work, Journalism and Psychology courses can join the degree.

Message from the Head of the Department


On behalf of the Department of Major Arts (DoMA) family of St. Xavier’s College, Maitighar, Kathmandu, I am delighted to warmly welcome all of the prospective students, parents, Xavierians, and other visitors. Established in 2007, the DoMA kicked off its educational journey with a total of 30 students offering them graduate, and undergraduate courses covering English language and Literature, Journalism, and Social Work. It gives me great pleasure to let you all know that the DoMA is now growing as a family of 254 students, and 18 faculty members.

The college offers undergraduate students interdisciplinary academic programmes. The courses designed for psychology, for instance, are complemented by English literature. The journalism and Social Work students are well-trained in social research projects with qualitative, quantitative and mixed method approaches. The DoMA provides psychology and journalism students’ hands-on experiences during their academic year. While the psychology students compulsorily engage into internship program, the journalism students visit media houses, engage in pitching stories, writing articles, crafting media and communication strategies and communication research, including content analysis.

The DoMA at the St. Xavier’s College is one of the seven departments, and it does not limit within the academic courses but attempts to enhance students’ knowledge and understanding with a series of events such as field missions, monthly Media Talk series, webinars, the BA family-week, guest lectures, and laboratory learning. Since August 2019, the college has adopted the four years bachelor’s degree introduced by the Faculty of Humanities, and Social Science, Tribhuvan University which makes the course on par with international standard. We, at the DoMA, within the frame of the university guidelines and Jesuit’s educational values, strive to plan academic activities in line with the current job market dynamics with a special attention to the students as the heart of the educational programming.

While the DoMA wishes to welcome as many students as possible, we have only 90 seats available per academic year under the four different streams. I am sure you will enjoy reading, and watching the web contents we have created for you all.

Best Wishes!

Shishir Kumar Bhusal

Head of the Department

Full Time Faculty






Shishir Kumar Bhusal







Jileshan Shah



Khusbu K.C.



Swarnim Raj Lamsal




Social Work












Adjunct Faculty










Chun BahadurGurung



Fr. JuelKisopta S.J.



Sulav Raj Upreti




Fr. Raja Shekharan, S.J.

Social Work



Dr. VinayaJha




Satya Narayan Sardar



Khem Prasai




Devendra Poudel



Mr. Shishir Kumar Bhusal (SKB)

Head of the Department

MA in English Literature, St. Joseph’s College, Trichy BU, M.Phil (in progress),Pokhara University




Mrs. Merina Manandhar (MM)

Faculty Member, English

M.Ed. Tribhuvan University, M. Phil Kathmandu University


Mr. Jileshan Shah (JS)

Faculty Member, English

MA in English Literature & M.A. in Sociology, Tribhuvan University Conflict Transformation, Pokhara University


Mrs. Khushbu K.C (KK)

Faculty Member, English

MA in English Literature, Tribhuvan University


Mrs. Sonika Lamichhane (SL)

Adjunct Faculty, Journalism & Mass Communication

MA in Journalism and Mass communication, Tribhuvan University

LLB (n progress)


Mr. Santosh Rai (SR)

Faculty Member, Social Work

MA in Social Science, Tribhuvan University


Mr. DikeshMaharjan (DM)

Faculty Member, Social Work

M.Phil. Candidate, Development Studies (Kathmandu University)

MA in Social Work (IGNOU)




Mr. Sujan Shrestha (SS)

Faculty Member, Psychology

MA in Clinical Psychology, Tribhuvan University



Mr. Chun Bahadur Gurung (CBG)

Adjunct Faculty- Journalism & Mass Communication

PhD Candidate, FHSS, Tribhuvan University

MA in Journalism & Mass Communication Purbanchal University



Mr. Prabhav Madip Baniya (PMB)

Faculty Member, Social Work

MA in Social Work, Tribhuvan University


Mr. Sulav Raj Upreti (SRU)

Faculty Member, Psychology

MA in Psychology -Specialization in Clinical Psychology, Tribhuvan University



Mr. Swarnim RajLamsal (SRL)

Faculty Member, English

MA in English, Tribhuvan University


Mr. Satya Narayan Sardar (SNS)

Faculty Member-English

MA in English, Tribhuvan University

MA in Anthropology, Tribhuvan University

M. Phil in English, Pokhara University




  1. Bachelor of Arts with Majors in English and Social Work
  2. Bachelors of Arts with Majors in English and Journalism and Mass Communication
  3. Bachelors of Arts with Majors in Social Work and Psychology


  • Curricular structure


Major English

ENG 421 Reading, Writing and Thinking

ENG 422 History of Literature and Critical Thinking

ENG 423 Romantic and Victorian Literature

ENG 424 Modern and Postmodern Literature

ENG 425 Researching and Writing

ENG 426 World Literatures in English

ENG 410 Professional Communications (Elective)


Journalism and Mass Communication

First Year

JMC 421 Compulsory paper –Introduction to Mass Media and Communications

JMC 422 Compulsory paper –Principles and Practices of Journalism

Second Year

JMC 423 Compulsory paper –Media History, Law and Ethics

JMC 424 Compulsory paper –Basics of Media Research

Third Year

JMC 425 Compulsory paper –Introduction to Public Relations and Advertising

JMC 410 Elective papers – Journalism and Mass Communications

Fourth Year

JMC 426 Optional paper –Broadcast Journalism

JMC 426 Optional paper –New Media and Online Journalism

JMC 426 Optional paper –Photo Journalism


Note : The courses for the BA third and fourth year have been

proposed by the concerned authority and it is yet be endorsed by the university. The college will update as soon as it gets the final course details by the university.


Additional information:

The proposed title of the programmes is likely to change while developing a detail course contents. The journalism students will have to engage in pitching stories, reporting both hard and soft news, scripting, editing, graphic design, photography fieldwork, hosting talk shows and organizing seminars.

They will mandatorily have to visit media houses and other agencies and engage in various projects.


Social Work

First Year

SW 421 Introduction to Social Work

SW 422 Basic Sociology for Social Work

The Social Work students under this program ewill have to compulsorily spend 250 hours of time doing social work activities with agencies working in the field of social works.


Second Year

SW 424A Social Case Work Practice

SW 424B Social Work Practice with Groups

SW 423 Basic Psychology for Social Work

The Social Work students will have to work on any particular social work agency on a specific issue they are interested for 200 hours in an academic year.

The Social Work students, as one of the academic deliverables, will have to research and write a research article offering a set of recommendations for intervention at micro, mezzo and macro level.

Third Year

SW 425 Social Issues and Leadership Development

SW 410 Social Issues and Leadership Development (Elective)

The Social Work students will get 200 hours of hands-experience preferably from non-profit sector organizations. This offers them a rural exposure in the form of social work camps.


Fourth Year

SW 426 Theoretical Ideologies of Social Work

SW 427 Social Problem, Identifications and Interventions

The Social work students under this programme will have to engage in research projects individually and submit a dissertation at end of the academic year. They require adopting quantitative research approach with APA writing style.

Note: The courses forthe third and fourth year have been proposed by the concerned authority.  The title of the programmes can be changed while developing contents in detail.



First Year

Psy 421 Introduction to Psychology

Psy 422 Social Psychology


Second Year

Psy 423 Adolescents and Juvenile Delinquency

Psy 424 Abnormal Psychology


Third Year*

Psy 425 Psychosocial Counselling


Fourth Year*

Psy 426 Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Psy 427 Research Methods and Academic Writing

Note: The courses for the third and fourth year have been proposed by the concerned committee.  The title of these courses can be changed while developing contents in detail.

Eligibility Criteria

Students seeking admission to the Department of Major Arts, St. Xavier’s College must have secured at least D+ in all subjects in Grade 11 and Grade 12 from the recognized educational institutions. 


The candidate must have passed plus 2 or Intermediate Level or Proficiency Certificate Level (PCL) from Tribhuvan University (TU) or from any other education institution recognized by TU with a minimum of 45% marks or equivalent certificate for those who completed their intermediate from institutions other than National Examination Board, Government of Nepal (GoN).

Announcement of admission will be posted on the college website.

Entrance examination model:

  1. Written exam
  2. Subjective
  3. Objective

Students who successfully pass the written examinations will be invited for an interview and the college conducts interview in the presence of their parent/s.

  1. Interview
  2. General
  3. Subject specific

Note: Please come to an interview with your original academic documents which at St. Xavier’s College, is mandatory.

The result will be posted on website and the successful students must submit the duly filled admission form within the given time along with the proof of application and fee payment declared by the college.

Course Structure

There are 14 papers in the three-year Bachelor of Arts (Theory + Practical/Field Work). The papers are divided in two parts i.e. Compulsory and Major. The options are: 1. Major English and Social Work/Journalism 2. Psychology and Social Work

First Year

  1. Compulsory English (CENG201)
  2. Compulsory Nepali (alternative English to be done privately (CNEP201)
  3. Major English-I (MENG 311) – Critical Theory and Essays on Western Intellectual Tradition
  4. Major Social Work (BSW311) – Concepts and Principals of Social Work
  5. Major Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC311) – Introduction to Journalism
  6. Foundations of Psychology (PSY311)

Second Year

  1. Compulsory English (CENG202)
  2. Major English-II (MENG312) – Essay and Fiction
  3. Major English-III (MENG313) – Drama
  4. Major Social Work (BSW312) – Methods of Social Work
  5. Major Social Work (BSW313) – Integrated Social Work
  6. Major Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC312) – Media Research
  7. Major Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC313) – History, Law, Ethics and Media Managment
  8. Psychology of Juvenile Delinquency (PSY312B)
  9. Research Methodology (PSY313)

Social work students will work on any particular social work agency on a specific issue they are interested for 200 hours in an academic year. They will also go for a rural exposure in the form of social work camp.

Social work students have to prepare a research paper on a particular social issue and recommend the strategies for intervention at micro, meso and macro level.

Journalism students will visit media houses and engage on project work including content analysis on various contemporary issues.

Third Year

  1. Major English-IV (MENG314) – Poetry
  2. Major English-V (MENG315) – Critical and Creative Thinking
  3. Major Social Work (BSW314) – Social Welfare Administration
  4. Major Social Work (BSW315) – Research Methods in SOcial Work
  5. Functional English (FENG316)
  6. Major Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC314) – Advertising and Public Relations
  7. Major Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC315)- Advanced News Reporting, Editing
  8. Industrial and organizational Psychology (PSY314)
  9. Abnormal Psychology (PSY315)

Social work students will work on a specific agency as a part of their block placement and spend 250 hours followed by social work camp.

Social work students individually have to work on a quantitative research project and submit a dissertation drafted on APA format at the end of year. Journalism students will have to go for Photography fieldwork and practice on advertisement script and design. They will also prepare a report on public relations organization.



Affiliated to Tribhuvan University, the Department of Major Arts offers a Bachelor Degree in Major Arts which is a four year programme. The department offers three choices for the students to pursue their Bachelor of Arts and they are:

  1. Major English and Major Social Work
  2. Major English and Major Journalism and Mass Communication
  3. Major Social Work and Major Psychology.

Major English courses for the four-year BA in English encompasses and enhances developing students’ foundational knowledge of English literature per se, critical tradition, and interpretive practices. These courses help inculcate in them a spirit of inquiry, broadening their horizon of understanding and sharpen their critical thinking, and an aesthetic taste for appreciating literature, besides improving their communicative, analytical, research, and writing skills.


The students at St. Xavier’s College acquire in depth knowledge of current global trends in English Studies. After the completion of the BA course in English, the students are expected to be able to provide a broad understanding of English literature, including the lateral thinking for reading and writing critically about it. They will also be able to embrace and appreciate the core humanistic values like integrity, empathy, and respect to differences and cultural studies with researching, communicating, and problem-solving skills.


Journalism and Mass Communication course under Tribhuvan University enables students to better understand the principle, and practice of mass communication, and highlight significance of communication in the context of market dynamics. The course also introduces the relevant communication theories, and the students will be capacitated, and able to apply mass communication principles into practices. The journalism students at St. Xavier’s College gain insight into the journalism history, press laws and media ethics, including media management and understanding of media house operation.

The students at the end of course, are expected to be able in crafting stories, capturing photos, reporting news, writing Op-Eds and feature articles, and editing. The journalism course also offers them to understand the major journalism practices and trends.


Social Work programme at the Tribhuvan University produces generalist social workers to fulfil the need of contemporary Nepal as well as the world. In order to achieve this goal, Social Work course offers altogether eight papers including compulsory field work, research work, psychology, academic writing and report writing courses in different semesters. The program prepares students for entry-level practice in social work. Social Work is one of the helping professions committed to improving people’s lives. Social workers may assist people in dealing with their relationships, in solving personal and family problems, or in improving the environment in their community. Social workers focus on social problems and the individual difficulties that arise from these social problems. These problems may include domestic violence, child abuse, unemployment, poor or no housing, disability, and serious illness. Most social workers work in organizations or agencies whose missions focus on helping people deal with one of more of these social problems in their lives. Overall, it prepares graduates for service in the social work profession and for advanced study in social work and related disciplines.

Psychology is a popular and fascinating academic discipline all around the world. Its popularity is ever increasing in Nepal as well due to its wider applicability in different settings. Psychology imparts knowledge about behaviour, emotions and cognition which helps to understand why and how we do the things we do. This knowledge enables students to understand oneself and others in a society. It empowers students to explain everyday individual and social phenomena such as mood, behaviours, trauma, stigma, prejudice, disability, crime, psychosocial problems etc from psychological perspective. This aids in solving the existing problems seen in an individual and society. The students learn to investigate the psychological problems scientifically using psychological apparatus and tools; and get practical exposures through field visits, professional sharing and practical demonstrations. Psychology is popularly applied in hospital or clinical settings to understand diagnose and treat mental health problems and disorders. At the same time it is applied in community settings to sensitize the people about the behaviours that promote and prevent psychosocial problems; and to intervene in the community through psychosocial counselling. It is applied in school and colleges, court and law, industry, army-police profession, public service commission etc.



The duration of the course is of four academic years. There are three internal examinations namely, first term, second term and send-up examination annually conducted by the college. And the final board examination is conducted by Tribhuvan University at the end of each academic year.

Board Examination Format







C. English



3 Hrs


M. English



3 Hrs


Social Work



3 Hrs





3 Hrs


Journalism and Mass Communication



3 Hrs


Theoretical evaluation will be written exams conductedby the Dean’s office through Controller of Examinations, Tribhuvan University (TU). For practical evaluation, the college/subject teachers along with external evaluator representing TU will evaluate on the basis of the following general criteria:

  1. Class attendance
    B. Class participation & discussion
  2. Assignments assigned by subject teachers
    D. Presentations (Class presentation and final presentations)

However, the nature of the practical requirements and their evaluations may/will differ according to the subjects.



BA Family Week

Department of Major Arts annually organizes BA Family Week which is a week-long multi-event program for the students within the department. This event was initiated in 2014 and the event is getting bigger and bigger in the later years. The events included various sports like basketball, futsal/football, badminton, table tennis, chess; literary events like poetry writing and presenting; cultural events like singing and dancing; and talent shows like stand-up comedies.

Study visits

Mandatory study visits and camps for gaining practical learning experiences. Rural camps for social work students and Photographic tours for journalism and mass communication students are among the mandatory study visits for the students that usually takes place outside the Kathmandu valley in a rural setting. However, there will also be regular visits to different related organizations for the students.

Guest lectures

The Department of Major Arts regularly organizes guest lectures on various topics within the curriculum or related areas to extend the learning for the students beyond the classroom teaching. These guest lectures provide students with alternative perspectives, opinions, critical analysis and personal experiences from the experts on the relevanttopics.


Media Talk series


The journalism students at St. Xavier’s College under the close supervision of the respective lecturers kicked off a monthly Media-Talk series from November 2019. The series aims at helping students to better understand the scope, challenges and opportunities in the field of mass communication, and journalism. The college for the event invites national and international experts and they share their experiences and knowledge. Initiated by adjunct faculty of journalism and media ethics, Chun BahadurGurung, the series offers an opportunity for the students to interact with the guest speakers.


Media Talk Series – I


A Canadianjournalist at St. Xavier’s College


November, 2019

Mr. Marty Logan – a Canadian journalist and communication expert currently based in Kathmandu and working for the UNDP Liberia as an international consultant shared his experiences with the journalism students at St. Xavier’s College. Mr. Logan – a former journalist with Reuter’s news agency, Inter Press Services (IPS), and UN’s spokesperson also responded to student’s queries at the event.


Media Talk Series – II


Press Registrar Sapkota shares his experiences


December, 2020

Communication Registrar commonly known as Press Registrar of Bagmati Province, Mr. RewatiSapkota –the first press registrar of Nepal visited St. Xavier’s college and interacted with the journalism students. A presentation by Mr. Sapkota included among others the mandate of his office in relation to media development and social security of the journalists in Nepal. Fr.JuelKispotta, SJ, and Mr. Chun BahadurGurung also discussed with Mr. Sapkota about the possible collaboration with the Office of the Communication Registrar, and St. Xavier’s College.


Media Talk Series – III


The classroom is the newsroom, 


February, 2020


St. Xavier’s College envisages the journalism classroom as the newsroom and strives to enhance classroom and newsroom connectivity. In the journalism classroom at the college, students are encouraged practicing journalism for media outlets and some of them have been in the newsroom as well.Keeping it into account, the journalism students hosted the third Media Talk series inviting Mr. PrakashRimal –Chief Editor of The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s one of the leading English dailies. Mr. Rimal,atthe event,shared his experiences and offered some tips and techniques to the students of St. Xavier’s College. The media students interacted with a senior journalist on the matters related to journalism practice in Nepal.


Media Talk Series – IV

UNESCO Rep speaks about cultural heritage and freedom of expression    

February, 2020

Mr. Christian Manhart, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Nepal delivered his speech about the mandate and activities of the UNESCO Office in Nepal. UNESCO has been mandated to promote media, freedom of expression and foster the free flow of ideas and knowledge globally. Mr. Manhart was invited as a guest for the Media Talk series by the journalism students.



Media Talk Series –V


June, 2020

In the midst of the corona virus pandemic, St. Xavier’s College continues teaching – learning process for the students. The college invited Mr. BhanubhaktaAcharya – a media ethicist and communication scholar with the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa, Canada as one of the guests for the Media Talk series (V). Mr. Acharya virtually shared his insights about media ethics in journalism practices. He also responded to questions by the students.



Webinars and Seminars


The Department of Major Arts,as a part of academic activities, regularly organizes webinars and seminars for the students.A seminar is a form of academic exerciseat an academic institution as itoffersstudents a broader knowledge relevant to the course contents and enhances learning process.

The college continues learning process in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) organizing a series of webinars. Eight experts and scholars on the different theme were invited for the webinar.

*Students at St. Xavier’s College, will also actively participate in various events organized by other departments as well and they are eligible to be a member of different associations within the St. Xavier’s Family.





  • Mr. Kunda Dixit editor of Nepali Times visited St. Xavier’s College and shared his insight on the issue of ‘Professionalism in Journalism’ on 28thOctober, 2013.
  • Mr. Abhay Kumar, the Head Press Information and Culture, Secretary B.P. Koirala, India Nepal Foundation, Embassy of India was invited for the Talk program on ‘Poets and Poetry’ on 8th November, 2013.
  • II year batch of 2013 field survey to Malekhu, Dhading, 14th -16thNovember, 2013
  • Short Film Festival organized by the department to mark the Silver Jubilee year as planned in the previous year on 9th December 2013.
  • Subject seminar organized for literature students. Prof. Hriseekesh Upadhaya, member at English Subject Committee, TU.
  • The students of BA released a wall magazine on the corridor of the first floor ‘Academic Block’ on the theme ‘Ecology and Creativity’.



  • B.A. III year, batch of 2010,photographic tour to Ghalegaun, Bandipur, Gorkha and Sauraha. 1st January, 2014
  • The College had an opportunity to have Mr. Deepak Shrestha as a guest speaker for the talk programme on ‘Critical and Creative Thinking of English Language and Literature’ on 26th January, 2014.
  • The BA III year batch of 2011, photographic trek to Pokhara, Ghorepani, Poonhill and Ghandruk. 28th -30thFebruary, 2014.
  • BA Family Week organized on March 2014.
  • A workshop by Fr. Roy Sebastian on 4th April, 2014 on ‘Photography’.
  • The BA Social Work students participated in the North-South-South Hope Network organized in collaboration with St. Xavier’s College, Lalitpur Nursing Campus and DIAK University from 27th October to 7thNovember, 2014.
  • Fr. Milos from Czechoslovakia delivered a lecture on ‘St. Augustine’s Philosophy’.
  • Social Service Camp organized for BA I and II years Journalism and MA II year students in Dharmasthali, Basnet Tar and DhitalGaun of North Kathmandu from April 11th -13thApril, 2014.
  • The BA III year batch of 2011, journalism students published ‘Infinity Magazine’ and have been publishing monthly newspaper ‘The Collage’.



  • The Department invited Mr. Rabindra Mishra, a Practical Philanthropist& ‘Philanthropic Journalist and Editor’ of BBC Nepali Service & Founder President of global charity, HELP NEPAL Network for a Talk programme on ‘ The Present Global issues on Social Work’ on 18thFebruary,2015.
  • Year of Earthquake- The whole college community remained busy in reaching different needy places.


Year -2016

  • Celebration of International Women’s Day at Wartin Hall on 8thMarch, 2016 with various programs focusing on women’s issues. (Guest speakers- Sapana Malla Pradhan and Subhash Ghimire) and Cultural Programme.
  • Conducted relief program for the fire victims in Sinamangal on 31st March, 2016.
  • Celebration of St. Xavier’s day on 3rdDecember with various programs at Bal Bikas Primary School, Hattiban, Nyayik Sansar Kalimati and Association for the Protection of the Children.
  • Fr. Milos from Czechoslovakia delivered a lecture on ‘St. Augustine’s Philosophy’
  • Talk Program on 66thInternational Human Rights Day- 10thDecember, Speaker: Renowned Human Right Activist: Mr. KapilShrestha.
  • Students of Journalism and Social Work visited Lamjung and Ghandruk for their field camp in April.
  • Insight on awareness of cybercrime by IT professional.
  • The BA III year student Sushmita Kunwar departs for exchange programme to Diak University, Finland for the period of three months for social work exposure.
  • A session on academic writing by Prof. Laxman Gyawali for BA III year concluded.
  • The BA II year social work camp on 14 kilo, Gorkha.
  • Pink day Celebration on the occasion of World cancer day.
  • Guest lecture by lecturer from Diak University, Finland Ms. Katya Paallysaho on the social welfare practices in Finland.



  • Talk program for Social Work student by Social Activist Milan Dharel on Social Work Ethics.
  • Guest lecture on Journalism and its Practices in Nepal for Journalism Students by Mr. Raman Jha.
  • Photography session by a renowned photojournalist Chandrashekhar Karki.
  • Insights on critical theories to the BA III year student by Dr. Pushpa Damai.
  • Poetry workshop of BA II year students with Nawaraj Parajuli.


Year 2018

  • Orientation for the B.A. III year students on 29th July, 2018, Venue: LCR Hall.
  • Orientation on creative writing and workshop by Prof. Samrat Upadhyaya and his students at Wartin Hall on 19th December, 2018. He is a professor of creative writing and has previously served as the Director of the Creative Writing Program at Indiana University.


Year 2019

  • Welcome programme for the BA I year by II and III year in Watrin Hall. It was a one hour program. In the beginning of the program badges was distributed to 1st year before entering the hall. There were dances and songs by II and III year. Sandesh Koirala and Epshu Joshi were announced Mr. Fresher and Ms. Fresher from I year and were given the award. After the program ended, snacks were distributed. 24thJanuary, 2019


  • Xavierian Leadership Program at The Jesuit Ashram in Godavari (Below St. Xavier’s

Godavari School). CRs were trained about Xavierian values and they were also taught about good leadership skills. 2ndJanuary, 2019


  • Rural Immersion Camp-2019,Nagpani, Gorkha. Students of Third year (social work)were taken to Nagpani Gorkha for a week their understanding of Rural life where they conducted Awareness programs, street dramas, Surveys, FGDs and Sharamadana.


  • Cycle rally was conducted by SET COUNCIL to fight against cancer. It began from St. Xavier’s college and went around ring road. 2ndFebruary, 2019


  • BA Family Week – a week-long event organized by the BA students. It was aweek-long event for the students of BA. Many indoor and outdoor competitions were organized. Students submitted their applications for the post they want to stand for such as decorator, coordinators and many more. 11th February – 17thFebruary, 2019.


  • Orientation program on ‘Sex, Gender and Sexuality’ for bachelor level students of Social Work by Shreya Reddy and Femke Wonnink concluded on 10 March, 2019. They are doing an internship at Blue Diamond Society –a organization working for the promotion and protection of LGBTI rights (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex). They aimed at educating people about LGBTI rights in the education sector to create a friendly environment for the sexual and gender minorities.


  • Journalist Tika Ram Yatri, guest speaker for journalism spoke about his personal experience in journalism in Nepal. He also encouraged students of journalism to be multi-dynamic, energetic and enthusiastic. 23rdMarch, 2019

Name of Participants

I year and II year journalism students


  • National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had invited Shubham Pathak and Priyanka Pradhan of BASW II year to deliver the ideas of Human Right to foreign students at Kathmandu School of Law conducted by Australian Embassy.

Name of Participants

Shubham Pathak (II year “B”)

Priyanka Pradhan (II year “B”)

25thMarch, 2019


  • Lecture by guest lecturer by Keshab Sigdel. He is a poet and writer, member of the World Nation Writers’ Union and chief representative of WNWU in Nepal.

Name of Participant

BA III year students

16thSeptember, 2019


  • Marty Logan, a Canadian journalist, and communication expert currently associated with UNDP Liberia delivered a lecture at Media Talk series organized by the journalism students at St. Xavier’s College (BA journalism I, II and III year).

Date; 29thNovember, 2019


Year 2020

  • Webinar Series – The Department of Major Arts (DoMA) successfully organized a series ofwebinar in order to enhance students’ knowledge, and understanding on the ranges of themes in the midst of the corona virus pandemic. Altogether four webinars were organized.

Webinar Series-I (10thSeptember):

‘Working together to Prevent Suicide’

Speakers: Dr. Ajay Risal (Psychiatrist-Dhulikhel Hospital); Pragya Shrestha (Counsellor and Gestalt Therapist-Transcultural Psychosocial Organization)

Webinar Series-II (17th September):

Humanism, COVID Pandemic and Writing

Speaker: Emeritus Prof. Dr. Sanjeev Uprety, TU


Webinar Series-III (24thSeptember)

Public Service Broadcasting Bill-2077


Speakers: Dr. Kundan Aryal, A/Professor, Central Department of Journalism, and Mass Communication, Tribhuvan University, and (former Press Advisor to Prime Minister of Nepal); Mahendra Prasad Sankhi (Under-secretary of Ministry of Communication and Information Technology


Webinar Series-IV (1st October):

Systematic Marginalization from lens of Casteism, Sexism and Racism

Speakers: Tirupati Pariyar (Samata Foundation); Bindu Sharma (WOREC); Amita Sharma (Advocate-Pro Law)


  • A talk program on the occasion of World Mental Health Day October 10th

“Mental Health for All Greater Investment-Greater Access. Everyone, everywhere”

Speaker: LaxmanNath (Psychologist and development worker)



Fathers Locke and Stiller Research Awards (LSRA)

LSRA is a college-initiated Research Award programme, starting from 2017. This programme is a student-driven teacher research. In other words, teachers act as the brain (who formulate ideas) and students, from the last year or second last semester, become their hands and feet (who go for data collection). There are various phases that run for a year. Department of Major Arts is one of the six departments that regularly participate in LSRA. Since its inception, the department has conducted researches on Continuous Assessment System, Reading Culture, Disability Studies, and Spiritually.







  1. SonikaLamichanne (Batch 2010)

Gold Medalist-TU, MA in Journalism


  1. Swarnim Raj Lamsal (Batch 2011)

Gold Medalist-TU (Batch 2017), MA in English


  1. Niti Shah (Batch 2014)

Title-holder of Miss International Nepal, 2017, represented Nepal at Miss International 2017 in Japan.


  1. Manish K.C. (Batch 2017)

National Basketball Player, represented Nepal in South Asian Games, 2019



Job Prospects

Social Work

There are many areas in which BASW graduates after the graduation andemploymentopportunities. They get job opportunities in government and non-government sector, education sector, social sector (NGOS, INGOS), Media sector.

They can work in different designation in:

  • Org, I/NGOs
  • Bank, Commercial Institutions, Corporate Sectors
  • Academic Institutions
  • Media Sectors, TV, Radio and News Agencies
  • Engineering Consultancies
  • Research Institutions and consultancies

For the students who wish and pursue their higher studies abroad they will be eligible to get scholarships available in the reputed Universities. They can also apply to get fellowship from renowned scholarship programs; Fulbright (US, AUSAID, Australia), Erasmus Mundus (Europe), DAAD (Germany), ADB for post-graduate and Doctoral Studies.

Journalism and Mass Communication

Studying journalism at St. Xavier’s College opens your doors to a range of opportunities where your writing, creativity, communication, speaking, and research skill are invaluable. This does not limit you within a newsroom of a media outlet but beyond the news production process. Several studies have confirmed that communication is a complex process but it is essential for all including governmental, non-governmental, intergovernmental organizations. The course not only intends for the production of quality human resources for the media fraternity but also provides you the ability to deal with communication barriers.




The undergraduate programme in Psychology prepares students to become a social scientist who can independently carry out psychological research into different aspects of human psychology and develop basic skills to help people through psychological tools and techniques. This opens the job opportunities to engage in research activities and provides the gateway to the psychological professions in psychosocial counselling, school counselling, mental health promotion and counselling etc. Psychology compliments other disciplines such as Social Work, Anthropology, Economics, Sociology, Public Health etc. Hence, studying Psychology aids in personal growth and improvement provides wide varieties of job opportunities and helps in understanding other related disciplines.

Major English

After graduating from St. Xaviers’ College with Major English in BA, students are able to find employment opportunities in wide areas of fields. They will be well-equipped with strong writing, communication and critical thinking skills and that what exactly the employers are looking for. The most common professions for graduates are in publishing, journalism, public relations, web content development and teaching. They are eligible candidates for the Government jobs along with non-profit sector, education sector, social sector (NGOS, INGOS), media sector, academic institutions, and research Institutions. 

Prospectus 2019


Academic Team
Mr. Shishir Kumar Bhusal
Head of Department
Mrs. Merina Manandhar
Mr. Jileshan Shah
Mrs. Khusbhu KC
Mr. Lal Mani Joshi
Controller of Examination
Mr. Prabhav Madip Baniya
Dr. Vinay Jha
Prof. Satish Kumar Shukla
Mr. Khem Prasai
Mr. Devendra Poudel
Mr. Pushpalal Shrestha
Ms. Sonika Lamichhane
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