Message From Chairman
International Center for Academics (ICA) has grown over the years so as to effectively respond to the emerging needs and demands for education and training in Nepal. It has become one of the trend setters in the field of Alternative Mode of Education in the country. It is one of the leading and perhaps the only college in Nepal to offer academic and professional programs of international standard through distance education and online studies.
Since its establishment in 1997, it has been providing educational services to the nation. In 2002 it became the first Partner Institution (PI) of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in Nepal. It is the first college of distance education and online studies to be approved by the Ministry of Education & Sports, Government of Nepal. For the first time in Nepal, ICA offered students the opportunity to work and study at their own pace, time and place. All the degrees offered through ICA receive recognition and equivalence by Tribhuvan University and other universities of Nepal.
I feel quite proud to see that more than 600 learners have successfully completed their programs at different levels i.e. from Degree to Certificate level. I am proud of the achievements of all the learners who have successfully completed their programs through ICA. I am particularly proud of 6 of our learners for being awarded the University Gold Medal by IGNOU in the last four years.
We have also been partnering with several NGOs, INGOs and other organizations with an objective of Capacity Building / Human resource development in areas like Health, Disaster Management, Human Rights, Youth Development, Education, Law, Banking etc. to mention a few. Under ICA’s initiative, WHO, Nepal has been providing scholarship and technical support to learners of ICA enrolled in Certificate In Health Care Waste Management Program (CHCWM) from 2007. Every session we have been introducing academic as well as professionally relevant programs with the motive of Capacity Building.
The credit for all our achievements goes to the relentless endeavor of faculty members, members of the staff, Learners and our partner organizations.
I am proud to inform you that ICA has been accepted as a member of the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU). ICA is the only educational institution in Nepal to have got the membership of such a prestigious organization.
I welcome you to be a learner of ICA and assure you that you will have the best of facilities and quality of teaching that will give you a unique opportunity to pursue your future career.