Laxman Acharya, PhD
Laxman Acharya, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow obtained a PhD in Education in 2018 from
Kathmandu University and two Master degrees in Economics and Public Administration from
Tribhuvan University, Nepal. His research interests include out of school children, financing
education, inclusive education, and technical and vocational education and training. His PhD
thesis is entitled as 'Exploring the Dynamics of Out-of-School Phenomenon in Nepal'. He has
been facilitating the course Statistical Methods in Education and Social Science Research in
MPhil/PhD program as a visiting faculty in School of Education, Kathmandu University since
2013. He has published some books, book chapters, and research articles.
Dr. Acharya has 30 years of experience in teaching, research, management and
coordination, and project evaluation. He worked for National Institute for Research and Training
(NIRT) as a Managing Director since its establishment in 2011 and played a lead role in
coordinating and managing all NIRT projects. Major projects he involved for NIRT includes
National Early Grade Reading Program, School Sector Development Plan (SSDP 2016-2022),
and Technical Assistance for Soft Skills Project.