Department of Curriculum and Evaluation (DCE) has a unique identity in the Central Department of Education (CDE). The importance of DCE lies in the very existence of FOE itself as curriculum, in its broadest sense, comprises the live situation of the teaching-learning process. Thus, curriculum signifies the meanings of education in the context of the world of action rather than limiting its activities on planning endeavours since this idea is supported by a root of the word curriculum, that is, ‘currere’ meaning running of the race.

In larger perspectives, the relevance of DCE has been linked to the need for curriculum development and its implementation and evaluation for the betterment of formal education as well as non-formal education system. DCE is always guided by the educational needs of our country.

DCE offers a four-semester-based Master’s degree with a specialization in curriculum and evaluation. The department offers the courses to prepare human resources such as curriculum designer, curriculum evaluator, curriculum researcher, test developer, test analyst, and test researcher. These courses equip graduate students with the fundamental knowledge and skills required in the areas of curriculum development and assessment practices. Considering various designs and approaches of curriculum development, we engage our students in preparing an appropriate framework for designing curricula of different levels of education. In addition, the department provides the graduates with required knowledge and skills for constructing, validating and standardizing tests. Furthermore, our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills for pedagogy and evaluation of educational programs.

Faculty Members

Present Faculty Members

  1. Peshal  Khanal, PhD             Professor
  2. Yasodhara Pant                    Reader
  3. Shiva Raj Badhu                   Reader  (Head of the Department)
  4. Dhruba Prasad Niure, PhD, Reader
  5. Devi Prasad Bhattarai          Lecturer
  6. Yogendra Thapa                  Lecturer
  7. Bishnu Sharma                    Lecturer
  8. Kopila Poudel                       Lecturer
  9. Yogendra Thapa                   Lecturer

Courses Offered

Students complete two years course cycle divided into four semesters during which they will earn 69 credit hours. Out of 69, 21 credit hours are devoted to the core courses and 48 credit hours to the major courses. Here are the lists of core and major courses:

First Semester

Ed. 511 Foundations of Education

Ed. 513 Advanced Psychology

Ed. CE 515 Foundations of Curriculum

Ed. CE 516 Programme Evaluation

Ed. CE 517 Psychological Testing

Ed. CE 518 Curriculum Diversity in Education

Second Semester

Ed. 521 Curriculum Practice

Ed. 522 Education Development

Ed. CE 525 Curriculum Theory

Ed. CE 526 Test Theory

Ed. CE 527 Test Development

Ed. CE 528 Curriculum Evaluation and Research

Third Semester

Ed. 531 Measurement and Evaluation

Ed. 532 Research Methodology in Education

Ed. CE 535 Classroom Instruction

Ed. CE 536 Emerging Perspectives in Education

Ed. CE  537 Project on Program and Curriculum

Ed. CE 538 Application of Statistics in Education

Fourth Semester

Ed. 541 Contemporary Issues

Ed. CE 546 Management of Open and Distance Learning

Ed. CE 547 Qualitative Research

Ed. 545 Thesis Writing


Courses and Description

Course Title: Foundations of Curriculum               

This course is designed for the students who specialize in curriculum and evaluation. The course is primarily devoted to the foundations of curriculum. It deals with different conceptions, issues and four foundations of curriculum. While developing a curriculum, we depend primarily on ideas that stem from four major fields: philosophy, sociology, psychology and knowledge. An understanding of these fields is crucial to the study of curriculum since they have traditionally been and still are considered its foundations.

Course Title: Programme Evaluation                     

This course is designed for those students who intend to specialize Curriculum and Evaluation in Master's Degree. The course deals with main concepts, aspects, designs, models and planning of program evaluation. Hence, the course aims to enable students in planning and preparing an evaluation study of an educational programme, a curriculum, or an educational project.  

Course Title: Psychological Testing              

This is a specialization course designed for the M. Ed. students who specialize in curriculum and evaluation.  This course deals with various psychological tests. The course also aims to enable the students in designing psychological tests. The students are also required to perform the activities mentioned in the course.

Course Title: Curriculum for Diversity in Education                 

This course deals with emerging issues, dimensions and challenges of diversity in education. In addition, vectors of education as key vector of cultural diversity, and approaches to and models of diversity are also the focus of the course. This course aims at developing democratic vision in student towards diversity and helping them explore ways to tackle the issues therein.

Course Title: Curriculum Theory                 

This is a specialization course in curriculum and evaluation designed for M. Ed. Programme.  This course aims to equip students with deeper knowledge and theoretical understanding of curriculum phenomena.  This course deals with theorizing curriculum and theorizing curriculum development, gender and curriculum, postmodernism and curriculum and curriculum in 21st century. 

Course Title: Test Theory                  

This is a specialization course designed for M. Ed. programme.  This course aims to equip students with deeper knowledge and understanding of various concepts and process of test development. It covers the issues related to testing along with the concept of classical and modern test theories. This course also covers the practice and use of both classical and modern test theories and acquaints the students about different models of modern test theory. 

Course Title: Test Development                   

 This is a specialization course of M.Ed. designed for the students specializing in Curriculum and Evaluation.  This is a practical course covering the process of test development. It covers major considerations for developing a test to measure specific traits and standardization process. 

Course Title: Curriculum Evaluation and Research         

This course is designed for the students of Master of Education specializing in Curriculum and Evaluation. This course aims to develop knowledge on curriculum evaluation and research. There are two parts in this course. The first part deals with models, aspects and forms of curriculum evaluation with evaluation criteria, designs and tools. The second part is about historical background, dimension and trends of curriculum research. This course intends to shape the perspectives of students towards the new trends of curriculum evaluation and research. 

Course Title: Classroom Instruction                                

This course is designed to provide students the conceptual foundations of effective classroom instruction and enabling them with essential pedagogical skills useful to transform classroom instructional practices. This course would enable the students to apply theoretical/conceptual understandings at the classroom level both at creating conducive classroom environment and applying appropriate instructional strategies to maximize students’ learning. In order to craft instructional skills, instructional strategies will be covered in demonstration, practice and feedback modality as far as possible.

Course Title: Emerging Perspectives in Curriculum        

This is an elective course designed for students specializing in ‘Curriculum and Evaluation’. The course aims at exposing to develop the skills of critical analysis. Basically the course will deal the curriculum from child right perspective, peace and nonviolence perspectives, sustainable development perspectives, and diversified or differentiated perspectives. This course requires students to search various resources, critically analyze and prepare notes and presentation rather than depends upon prescribed or established content. 

Course Title: Project on Program and Curriculum Evaluation            

This is a practical course which aims at providing students with an opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge in the evaluation of educational programs and curriculum of different levels.  In this course, students will be fully engaged in identifying problems and issues related to educational programs and curriculum and in developing study design and tools as well as in collecting and analyzing data and writing report.  The students will carry out the project work individually.

Course TitleManagement of Open and Distance Learning                           

This is an elective course designed for the students specializing in Curriculum and Evaluation.  This course deals with the concepts of open and distance learning (ODL), creating learning materials for ODL, tutoring and supporting students, and assessing the students in ODL.   In this course, students' knowledge in ODL will be enriched through different instructional approaches.  The course aims to enable the students in planning and implementing the ODL programmes. 

Course Title: Qualitative Research               

This course deals with the qualitative research methods. The course aims to enable the students to design and use qualitative research tools in conducting research through qualitative methods.  

For any queries: 

Siva Raj Badu (Head)