Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) is one of the Four functioning faculties of Pokhara University at present. FHSS is committed to leading the contemporary academia in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, with a focus on sustainable development and social engineering and to gain a strong international position and to contribute towards the goal of Pokhara University. School of Development and Social Engineering is the constituent school of FHSS.
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is to lead the contemporary academia in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, with a focus to sustainable development and social engineering and to gain a strong international position in order to contribute towards the goal of Pokhara University.
The mission of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is to advance, promote and propel the social, economic, political, cultural, governance, and environmental development in theory and practice through teaching, research and study, innovation, publications, training, community and public services, and intellectual leadership. The Faculty also has the mission to provide students, researchers and knowledge aspirants a window to the nation, South Asian region and the whole world.
The goal of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is to produce a professional, academic and entrepreneurial community with scientific knowledge, intellectual insight, technical know-how, and practical skill (KITS) for independent thought, critical analysis, self-awareness and professional and academic proficiency based on disciplinary clarity, multidisciplinary distinction and interdisciplinary comprehensiveness.
The teaching objectives of the Faculty are to provide learning opportunities in contemporary and frontier fields of social sciences, enhance the quality of education and teaching, to improve study efficiency, and to develop new courses and educational opportunities, focusing in particular on the national human resource market and social entrepreneurship development, yet ready to accept the international professional, academic and entrepreneurial challenges on societal and developmental fields.
The research, innovation and publication objectives of the Faculty are to increase and strengthen research activities in all schools/colleges, programmes and units; to enhance research capacity of all faculty members, research scientists, and students. The Faculty also has the objective to publish all research works on contemporary national and international journals and contribute to the stock of knowledge. Ultimately, research works and publications have to contribute to teaching, research and community services.
The training and continuing education objectives of the Faculty are to train academics, professionals and entrepreneurs thereby to continue refreshing and reinforcing the trained ones with a view to meet the working challenges in, and to continuously lead, the fields of social sciences and societal development.
The outreach objectives (also known as community and public service objectives) of the Faculty are to increase visibility of the Faculty’s activities with social responsibility in general, to focus more research projects towards community betterment and to disseminate actual research contributions to be benefit of the community as well as the local level development and social engineering organizations.
The consultancy objectives of the Faculty are to provide expertise as well as technical, professional and policy advise services in general and specific fields of society and development with a focus to policy studies and advice, planning (including implementation, monitoring and evaluation) and project management to community level; local, state and centre level Governments and their line agencies; bilateral and multilateral agencies; United Nations system; and NGOs/INGOs at local, state and central levels in Nepal and outside Nepal.