International Relation and Linkage

CTEVT has a good relation and linkages with international development partners and communities since its establishment. TVET programs are more expensive than general education, not only in Nepal but also in all over the world, so CTEVT has developed relations and linkages with development partners to expand the physical facilities and institutional capacity of TVET in Nepal. As a result, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Department for International Development (DFID previously known as Organization for Development and Cooperation- ODC), United Mission to Nepal (UMN), Government of Denmark, Government of India, Government of China, KOICA and others have contributed in establishing technical institutes and expanding their capacity. The contribution made by the partners has been mentioned below:

Colombo Plan Staff Colleges for Technician Education

Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education (CPSC) is an Inter-governmental International Organization for human resources development in Asia and the Pacific Region established in 1969. CPSC was founded by 26 countries including Nepal but at present, there are 17 member countries including Nepal. CPSC’s programs and services are primarily intended to equip TVET personnel in the member countries including Nepal with up-to-date knowledge and skills in various areas of interest.   CPSC is the only regional institution established specifically to enhance the quality of TVET; CPSC provides leadership in this regard by designing and conducting various programs and courses in different levels. CTEVT as a member organization of this organization has established regular linkage in the field of human resource development. 

Asian Development Bank

ADB has significant contribution to develop and expand TVET in Nepal by establishing many technical schools under CTEVT system in various regions of Nepal. The first contribution of the Bank was to support for establishment of Lahan Technical School in 1983 through Sagarmatha Integrated Project. Later on, the Bank supported to establish and upgrade following technical schools through Technical Education and Vocational Training (TEVT) Project:

In addition, the bank has supported to strengthen the capacity of human resource of CTEVT providing training and higher education opportunities. Moreover, the bank at present is supporting to  Skills development Project (SDP) in providing Market Oriented Short-term Training (MOST), particularly to the Women, Dalit & the disadvantaged communities of Nepal.

Swiss agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

SDC has played a vital role in upgrading and expanding TVET programs in Nepal by establishing Technical Schools since CTEVT was established. Moreover, the SDC has contributed immensely for enhancing the capability of human resource in CTEVT system by providing scholarship and establishing Training Institute for Technical Instruction (TITI) in 1991.The SDC supported to establish and upgrade Balaju School of Engineering and Technology in 1962 (previously known as Balaju Technical Training Center – BTTC) in Kathmandu and Jiri Technical School in 1982 in Jiri Valley. At present, the SDC is providing a support to enhance the capacity of Skill testing through NSTB. Also the agency has been working on development of National Vocational Qualification System.

Overseas Development Agency

Overseas Development Agency (ODA) UK (now Department of International Development–DFID) is very old external development partner in development and expansion of TVET in Nepal. Uttarpani Technical School, one of the pioneer Technical Schools under CTEVT was established with the financial and technical support of then ODC. The school which was established in 1980 in a beautiful place of Dhankuta has successfully run TSLC level programs in agriculture trade. The ODC supported to CTEVT and the School to enhance human resource capability by providing scholarship and exposure visits.    

United Mission to Nepal (UMN)

The UMN has worked in Nepal for serving poor people in extremely remote place through TVET intervention for a long period of time.  The UMN supported to establish Karnali Technical School in Jumla in 1980 which is made a milestone for uplifting socio-economic life in Karnali Zone. In addition, the CTEVT has had a new and successful partnership model with UMN to run Tansen School of Nursing from 1998 to 20007. The model has proved as exemplarary and innovative approach of running technical school in efficient and effective way.  

Government of Denmark

The Government of Denmark is a prominent development partner for development of TVET in Nepal. Denmark has especially contributed for the expansion of community based vocational training by establishing Vocational Training and Community Development Centers (VTCD) in Tanahun and Lamjung districts, which are functionining well since the establishment period ( in 1995). 

Government of India

The Government of India has recently established Manamohan Polytechnic Institute in memory of late Prime Minister Manamohan Adhikari in Biratnager in 2005. Presently, the Institute is operated by Manamohan Memorial Foundation by a joint agreement made between Government of Nepal/CTEVT, Government of India and Manamohan Memorial Foundation. Moreover, an agreement has also been made beween Government of Nepal and Government of India to run Nepal Bharat Maitry (Friendship) Polytechnic Institute in Hetauda  

Government of China

The Government of China has established Banepa Polytechnic Institute with a huge infrastructure in Banepa in 2008. Recently, the Government of China and Nepal has signed an agreement to strengthen hardware and software capacity of the Institute. 


The Government of Korea is supporting to establish Korea Nepal Institute of Technoloy in Butwal through KOICA. Before this, KOICA supported to enhance an institutional capacity of School of Health Science after its establishment. 


Recently, UNDP is supporting in TVET sector on sustainable development of Technical and Vocational Educationa and Training through its new project, SKILLS. in partnership with Ministry of Education.


French citizen Mr. Robert Le Foul through local NGO “Panuuti Meauf France Co-orperation Association” supported to establish Panauti Technical School in Panauti of Kavre District in 1993. Likewise, Madan Jit Singh, an Indian American, supported the hard-up girls from selected districts by providing scholarship in Jiri Technical School. The scholarship is being provided to study Auxiliary Nursing Midwife (ANM) program for those students who are committed to go back to their village for work after completion of the study. Special ANM program in Jiri Technical School was launched with the financial support of South Asia Foundation (SAF) and Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF).