Siddhartha Gautam Buddha Campus is one of the promising community based campuses of the nation. Though established with the aim of providing quality education to the children of marginalized, disadvantaged and educationally under privileged class of the society, it has now started to cater the needs of the diverse classes of the society. Located at the heart of Butwal Sub Metropolitan City, it has been serving the needs of the students from Rupandehi and districts like Palpa, Gulmi, Arghakhanchi, Kapilbastu, Nawalparasi, Dang, Rolpa, Pyuthan, Syangja, Baglung, Parbat etc. Started with 16 faculty members, 3 supportive staffs and 156 students, it has now 1553 students, 53 teaching staffs and 15 non-teaching staffs. It has been running its classes of BBS, B Ed, MBS and M Ed in the buildings of its own located at Butwal Metropolitan City- 5, Rupandehi and is planning to run additional academic programmes like BBM, BBA, BIM, B.Ed. (Mathematics and ICT), BA (BSW and Journalism) and M.Ed. (English, Nepali, Population and EPM).
Siddhartha Gautam Buddha Campus (SGBC) was established on 24th Ashwin 2048 on the principle of “cost recovery and quality education”. The campus was founded by permanent lecturers of Butwal Multiple Campus, educationists and noted social personalities of local community with the aim of providing quality education to the children of marginalized, disadvantaged and educationally under privileged class of the society. Initiated at the premises of Shree Kanti Boarding School with TU affiliated PCL (Humanities), there were 16 faculty members, 3 supportive staffs and 156 students at its establishment. With the effort of Campus Management Committee, the ministry level cabinet decision granted permission to the campus to run its classes at its present location in Butwal-5, Rupandehi. Then the campus started to construct its own building with the financial support of the Butwal Chamber of Commerce, Butwal Municipality, District Development Committee of Rupandehi and other social donors.
With the overwhelming demand of the society, SGBC upgraded faculties up to Bachelor’s Degree (Education and Management) and Master Degree (Education and Management) in 2062 BS and 2067 BS respectively. The campus received letter of intent (LOI) to submit the self study report (SSR) on 11 Magh 2071 BS to get involved in Higher Education Reform Project (HERP) of UGC. SGBC signed MOU with UGC on 20th Magh 2072 BS. After the Letter of Intent (LOI) had been received, different committees were formed to prepare SSR report and the report was duly submitted QAA division of UGC on 21 Bhadra 2074 BS. Then a pre- visit team led by Prof. Dr. Panna Thapa visited the campus on 21-23 Chaitra 2074 BS. The team pointed out shortcomings prevailing at the campus and recommended necessary actions to be taken to improve overall quality of the campus. Now the campus has rectified the shortcomings pointed out by the Pre visit team and is waiting for PRT.
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