about PhD Centre

The Southwestern Centre for PhD Studies (formerly Centre of Excellence for PhD Studies) popularly called PhD Centre is an independent and autonomous research facilitation institution focused on PhD level studies was established in late 2010 in Kathmandu, Nepal by a group of academicians to promote tertiary level research particularly PhD studies in Nepal. The Centre supports qualified individuals in pursuing PhD studies for carrying out higher level research work which help in promoting strong academic research base in the country. It provides services to the scholars on admission, coaching, supervision, logistics, follow up, networking, academic exercise, writing, publishing etc. 

 The main aim of the Centre is to back up development process and nation building by applying quality research at all level of society. The Centre provides the research methodology and philosophy training. Researchers completing the training from the Centre are capable of independently conducting research addressing the problem of topic selection, objective and hypothesis setting, designing research methodology, developing data collection instruments, data analysis and presentation, report writing and article writing.

Mission of PhD Centre


By 2020, the Centre would provide quality environment to add 2020 more qualified PhD graduates (doubling the present level of total number in Nepal). 

The “By 2020- 2020” is the official slogan of the Centre. The Centre is neither a funding nor a university branch, we simply encourage potential candidates and direct them to suitable research doctoral training programmes all over the world. We provide quality support to the PhD scholars through peer and mentor support networks for students as they initiate and progress through their studies, and become professionals or leaders in their respective disciplines. Qualified PhD graduates serve as role models and mentors for attracting and grooming the next generation of students. We partner with government, higher education institutions, local and international corporations, funding agencies, foundations, academic councils and other organisations to provide this support to postgraduate students.


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Contact Details

Basundhara, Ringroad
Kathmandu, Nepal

P.O Box: 20771

+977 01 4353767

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