Tuesday 03 June 2014


British Council took this opportunity to organise A Level Expo and Seminar to showcase what the Cambridge GCE A Level has on offer. The event was inaugurated by Hon. Minister Ms. Chitra Lekha Yadav and H.E. Andrew James Sparkes CMG, today at Hotel Annapurna at 9:45 AM.

The seminar was today (3 June 2014) and focused on key issues such as quality entry into first and second degree education,  what’s on offer with the A-Level,  its recognition and  comparative analysis between A-Levels and +2.   Thirteen A level schools participated in the exhibition and parents and potential students will be able to interact directly with the school representative and understand their offers -Quality entry into First and Second Degree education.

Hon. Minister Ms. Chitra Lekha Yadav expressed her pleasure to be able to inaugurate the A Level Expo. She specified that this was the right timing for the expo as students have just finished their SLC and looking for opportunities for further studies. She added that “one of the components of democracy is to provide choices to all; therefore it is very important for students to get choices and choose the right way for the future. Students are exposed to lots of information, just getting access to it is not enough but it needs to be converting into wisdom, which is the most difficult thing. This expo is a great opportunity for students to get information so would like to thank the British Council for organising it”

H.E. Andrew James Sparkes, also spoke on the occasion and specified that he, himself was an A level student. “A Level prepares you for the subject that really takes you over your particular contribution for life”.

Brendan McSharry, Country Director, British Council Nepal and Steve Adams- Director Examination Services, South Asia, British Council also spoke on the occasion.

Seminar organised on 3 Jun - details

  • A Level and its Recognition: Ms Suzy Chowdhury, Business Development Manager, Cambridge International Examination. Ms Shamim Chowdhury, Recognition Manager, Cambridge International Examination
  • Quality Entry into First and Second Degree Education:  Brendan McSharry OBE, Country Director   British Council, Nepal
  • Comparative Analysis of HSEB and A Level: Mr Keshar Khulal, Principal, Budanilkantha School.

There will also be a table topic discussion on Quality entry into first and second degree education with deans of Tribhuwan University and Kathmandu University on the 4 June 2014 from 10:30 to 11:30 am. The discussion will highlight the quality standards required for enrolment at a higher level of education in Nepali Universities.


Table Topic Discussion: 4 June 2014 from 10:30 to 11:30 am


Quality Entry into higher education

Dr. Bal Chandra Luitel Associate Dean, School of Science, KUSOED, KU
Dr. Chirik Shova Tamrakar Dean , TU , Faculty of Science and Technology
Dr. Bharat Raj Pahari Dean , TU , Institute of Engineering
Mr. Bishnu Hari Koirala Associate Dean, TU,  Faculty of Management

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We work in more than 100 countries to build trust and engagement for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people worldwide. Established in Nepal more than fifty years ago, the British Council connects the best of UK and Nepali talent in the areas of education and English.

As the UK’s international body for cultural relations and educational opportunities, the British Council plays a crucial/vital role in managing thousands of Cambridge AS and A Level examinations for Nepalese students every year. Drawing on years of experience, the British Council ensures that exam students benefit from a smooth, reliable and secure examination process from start to finish.

To find out more, please visit: www.britishcouncil.org.np or contact 

Suchita Shrestha

MarComm and Learning Centre Manager

British Council

Tel: 4410798



Julen Pradhan

Exams Marketing and customer Service Officer

British Council

Tel: 4410798