Mr. Pawan Kanel holds a Master’s of Philosophy (M.Phil.) degree in Population Studies from the Central Department of Population Studies (CDPS), Tribhuvan University (TU). He is currently pursuing a PhD degree in Population Studies from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FoHSS), TU. Mr. Kanel started teaching at CDPS since August 2010, immediately after he completed his MA degree, as a part-time faculty member. He was later appointed as a full-time Lecturer of Population Studies at CDPS, TU (selected from free competition – non-reservation group) from November 2011 where he has been teaching Demographic Methods for Population Analysis, Advanced Demographic Techniques, Quantitative Techniques (Statistics), Computer Application for Population Analysis, Poverty and Human Development and Research Methodology to MA level students. He has also been a visiting faculty to various universities and colleges of Nepal. Mr. Kanel has more than a decade’s experience of conducting research works. He has been Consultant and Team Leader in numerous national and international research works. His substantive research interests are in population studies/ demography, fertility, mortality, migration, human development, reproductive health and public health. He is well versed in computer applications such as SPSS, STATA and MORTPAK. Mr. Kanel is also a recipient of the Nepal Bidhya Bhushan “Kha” (2011), for securing highest marks in MA (Population Studies) with Distinction and the University Grants Commission (UGC)/Nepal Fellowship (2011) for M.Phil. in Population Studies.
Dr. Bijaya Mani Devkota (Gorkha, Nepal) is a Lecturer of Population Studies at the Central Department of Population Studies (CDPS), Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal. His PhD, M. Phil. and MA degrees are from the CDPS/TU, Nepal.
Dr. Devkota's field of expertise is population, application of direct and indirect demographic techniques for Population Studies. He has been teaching Population Studies/Demography, Research Methodology, Applied Statistics and Data Analysis for Population Studies.
Dr. Devkota was a Faculty Associate and the Lecturer (2006-2011) of Population Studies at the Bhaktapur Multiple Campus, Bhaktapur and the Padama Kanya Multiple Campus, Bagbazzar, Kathmandu, Nepal. He is now the Faculty of MA /M. Phil Programme at the CDPS/TU.
Dr. Devkota has written more than half a dozen books. His main published books are Advanced Demographic Techniques: Concepts, Theories of Indirect Techniques for Demographic Estimation, Kirti Prakashan, 2012; and Basic Mathematics and Statistics for Population Studies, Kathmandu: Heritage Publishers and Distributers Pvt. Ltd., 2019. He has also more than dozen articles published in Journals. His main published articles are “Effectiveness of Family Planning into Economic Empowerment” published in Research Highlights Vol. IV No.4 (Oct. Dec) 2017, ISSN: 2350-0611, Approved by UGC (Journal No. 48441); An International Research Refereed Journal Related to Law, literature, Commerce, Science, Social Science, Management, Communication and Medical, Future Fact Society, Varanasi (UP) India and “Estimation of Fertility due to Contraception in Nepal” published in Journal of Business and Social Sciences Research, 3(2), 137-150.
Dr. Devkota's affiliated Major Research Works as a Consultant are UNFPA CP7 Outcome 3, a Study Conducted by CDPS, TU in collaboration with UNFPA, 2014, 2015 and 2016; Research on Technical Integration Coverage and Access (TICA), ADRA, Nepal, 2015 and Data Management for the Family Planning Research Program BNMT, Nepal, 2015.
Dr. Devkota's professional involvement includes: Member (2016-19) Population Association of Nepal (PAN); Member (2017- to date) of Population Studies Subject Committee, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Dr. Devkota was awarded UGC Fellowship to accomplish his M. Phil. Degree and PhD with the Scholarship of the Coordination Division of Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.
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Bidhya Shrestha, PhD is Lecturer at Central Department of Population Studies (CDPS), Tribhuvan University (TU). Also an MPhil degree holder in Population Studies from TU, Dr. Shrestha has over 15 years of working experience in teaching and research. She is involved in various survey research works as a team member and associate. Some of her research contributions are in the field of poverty, gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, social inclusion and community resilience. Involved also as a facilitator, she has been contributing to various training programmes, workshops/seminars and action research works. She has multiple publications in international and national peer-reviewed journals, as well as published research reports. She has also played main role in data management and analysis in SPSS. Dr Shrestha's main area of interest is gender, maternal health, family planning, adolescent and reproductive health and rights. Recently she has been involved in a National Priority Research Project as a co-investigator and NPHC based thematic report preparation on Populaiton Composition as a Co-writer.
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Kamala Devi Lamichhane (PhD, Tribhuvan University) is a Lecturer of Population Studies at the Central Department of Population Studies (CDPS), Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal. She completed MA (2002, with UNFPA fellowship) and M. Phil. (2013) degrees from the CDPS/TU, Nepal. She has more than 15 years of teaching and social science research experiences in TU and has been supervising M.A and M. Phil. theses in Population Studies.
Dr. Lamichhane’s main areas of interest are family planning, sexual and reproductive health (SRH), and gender and development. She has presented papers in the national/international seminars/workshops/conferences on various aspects of population, health, gender and development and has published a number of research articles in peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Lamichhane has been a consultant, team member, research associate and data manager in various national level social science research projects. Some of the most recent research project studies are Development of Population Resource Book for Population Management (on going) for the Population Division/ Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), Government of Nepal; Development of Training Materials (Enumerator manual, GESI manual for census) on Gender Equality for the National Population and Housing Census 2021; UNFPA/NIDI Survey on Resource Flows for Family Planning Activities in Nepal, 2014-2018; Nepal Earthquake 2015: A Socio-Demographic Impact Study (with reference to 14 most affected districts), 2016; Monitoring and Evaluation Baseline Survey, Sakchyam: Access to Finance for Poverty Program, 2015. And she has good knowledge of computer software programs like SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences), Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint.
Dr. Lamichhane's professional involvement includes: Life Member of Population Association of Nepal (PAN); Member (2017- to date) of Population Studies Subject Committee, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, TU, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal.
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Ms. Suma Sedhai (Nuwakot, Nepal) is a Lecturer of Population Studies and affiliated with the Central Department of Population Studies (CDPS), Tribhuvan University Kathmandu, Nepal. She has completed Master of Arts (MA) (2004: Received scholarship\funding from CRS Company) and M.Phil. (2012) in Population Studies from TU (Tribhuvan University) Kathmandu Nepal.
Her field of expertise is population, sexual and reproductive health, and has several publications on various aspects of population and health. She has participated and presented papers in various seminars, workshops, and conferences; also awarded as the best presenter (First National Population Conference 2014 Kathmandu, Nepal).
She has about 14 years of teaching and research experience in TU and has been supervising MA theses\dissertation in population studies. She has been involved in several research projects conducted by the CDPS for the Ministry of Health and Population, Ministry of Women, Children, and Social Welfare FPAN, Nepal Red Cross Society, Save the Children Nepal as a research associate.
She is a Faculty Associate and Researcher in the CDPS. Her area of interest is Demography/ Population Studies, Reproductive Health, and Gender-Related Issues.