Full Name:                 Basu Dev Kafle

Marital status:           Married with two children

Qualification:            M.Ed.: Gold Medalist (First class first) -Tribhuvan University (TU) Nepal

M.S.: Western Oregon State University (under American-Nepal Education Foundation Scholarship), USA.

PhD: Banaras Hindu University, India (under the SAARC Fellowship award).

Post-Doctoral Study/ Research: University of Delaware, USA (under the Fulbright research scholarship program, USA).

Post:               Professor of inclusive education, the first and the only in Nepal, TU.

Chair:             Founding Chair of the Department of Special Needs Education, Faculty of Education, TU

Experience:   35 years of teaching and research at the Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal.

Supervisor and external evaluator:  A number of M.Ed., M.Phil. and PhD and Post-Doc        research students from both in-country and abroad.

Publications and research: A number of books, research papers and articles written and published in national and international journals and publications.

Editorial experience: Working as Chief Editor and Editor to professional Journals as Distance education, teacher education (NCED), teacher educators’ society etc.

Advisor: Working as an advisor to a number of educational and professional organizations dedicated to professional growth and development of their employees.

Consultant/Researcher: Worked and provided  research and consultancy services as Team leader and senior researcher to a number of organizations: UNESCO, UNICEF, UNDP, PLAN International Nepal, Room to Read, Save the Children, World Bank, Action Aid Nepal, Ministry of Education, Department of Education, Asian Development Bank,  National Center for Educational Development-NCED(Teacher Education Project, Secondary Education Project) Basic and Primary Education (BPE Master Plan1991-2001) and several other organizations.

Visiting Professor: BRAC University, Institute of Educational Development, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2011, in the capacity of a Professor of Inclusive Education.

Ludwig Maxmilian University, Munich, Germany, 2016, in the capacity of Professor of Inclusive Education.


Awards:  Best teacher educator award, Ministry of Education, Nepal

SAARC fellowship award:  For Doctoral study, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, 1998-2001.

Observational study award: Denmark, Norway, Kenya, Uganda

Teacher education study award: Government of Japan-2008, 2009, 2010

Fulbright research award, Government of USA, 2012-2013.


UNESCO Laureate:  Awarded as one of the ten best educators of the world for outstanding achievements and innovations in the field of teaching and educational research with Jan Amos Comenius medal and a Diploma to be the first Nepali teacher educator to receive such prestigious UNESCO award, Geneva, Switzerland 2008.

Expert Member: Global Alliance for Literacy, UNESCO, Paris, 2016 representing the government of Nepal.

Expert Educationist: Member of National Education Commission of the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Education, 2017-18 Kathmandu, Nepal


Affiliation with professional organizations:

  Founder President: Teacher Educators Society Nepal, 2003

Founder Chair: National Center for Inclusive Education, 2006

Life Member: Nepal University Teachers’ Association

Founding Member: Center for Research and Social Development

Language proficiency:     Nepali: Mother tongue

English: Competent in reading, speaking and writing

Hindi: Reading- good, Speaking- Good, Writing-Fair

Contact-Mailing address:   P O Box: 8509, Kathmandu, Nepal

Telephone: 977 1 4484451, Cell: 98510 99498

Email: [email protected]