Nepalese Society and Politics Syllabus - BBA (TU)

  • Short Name N/A
  • Course code SOC 202
  • Semester Sixth Semester
  • Full Marks 100
  • Pass Marks 45
  • Credit Hrs 3
  • Elective/Compulsary Compulsary

Nepalese Society and Politics

Chapter wise complete Notes.

Course Description

Course Objectives:

The objective of this course provides general introduction of Nepal, its geography, natural resources, history, society, cultures, economy, politics and the governance of Nepal.

Course Description:

After the completion of course the students will be able to understand Nepalese geography – climate and vegetation, understand history – society, religion and cultures, able to understand Nepalese economy and the problem of development, understand the political system – its development, and the governance system.

Unit Contents

Course Details

Unit 1: Introduction                                                                                                      LH 10

  • Origin of Nepal – Nepal as a sovereign country
  • Geography – location
  • Political history – Ancient period, Medieval period, Shah period Rana period
  • Modern Nepal

Unit 2: People, Society and Culture in Nepal                                                            LH 10

  • Demography – demographic composition of people
  • Religion – Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Kirat, and Christianity, and Religious harmony
  • Festivals of Nepal
  • Cultural heritage of Nepal
  • Languages and literatures of Nepal
  • Migration – types, trend, opportunities and challenges
  • Implications on Business, economy and work culture

Unit 3: Nepalese Economy                                                                                          LH 10

  • Economy of Nepal – Planned economy and Mixed Economy, Nepal's status in HDI, World Development, and Poverty status
  • Agricultural development – status, its contribution in national economy, challenges
  • Secondary and tertiary sector development – status, its contribution to national economy, challenges
  • Tourism in Nepal – scope and challenges
  • Labour – employment status, domestic and foreign employment, challenges

Unit 4: Resources in Nepal                                                                                           LH 8

  • Natural resources – Land of Nepal, Rivers and Lakes of Nepal
  • Water resources and Bio-diversity
  • Climate and vegetation of Nepal
  • Human resources

Unit 5: Political Development and governance in Nepal                                          LH 10

  • Democracy
  • Constitution and its development in Nepal
  • Political parties and their roles
  • Administrative division – central, sub-national and local administration
  • Local self government – roles and functions of District Development Committee; Village Development Committee, Municipalities
  • Nepal and international / regional organizations
  • NGOs and INGOs in Nepal
  • Implications in economy andBusiness


Text and Reference Books


Gyanwali, Ram Prasad, 2012. Know Nepal. Kathmandu: Bhundipuran Prakashan. Flippo, Edwin B. 1980. Personnel Management. London: Oxford Press.

Hamilton, Francis B. 1971. An Account of the Kingdom of Nepal. New Delhi: Manjushri Publishing House.

Hassold Davies. 1943. Nepal Land of Mystery. Londong: Scarcrow Publications.

Joshi, Bhuvan Lal and Leo E. Rose. 1966. Democratic Innovation in Nepal. Burkeley: University of California Press.

Regmi, D.R. 1975. Modern Nepal Vol., 1, Calcutta: K.L. Mukhopadhayay.

Regmi, Dilli Raman. 1975. Medieval Nepal Part II. Calcutta: K.L. Mukhopadhyay.

Shah, Rishikesh. 1990. Modern Nepal: A Political History 1769-1955. Vol I 1769-1885. New Delhi: Manohar Publications.

Sharan, P. Government and Politics of Nepal, New Delhi: Metropolitan Publications, 1983. Sharma, Bal Chandra. 2022BS. Nepal ko Aitihasi Ruprekha. Varanasi: Krishna Kumari Devi. Sharma, Devi Prasad. 2047BS. Adhunik Nepalko Itihas. Kathmandu, Ratna Pustak