Nepal School of Social Work

Academic Team

BR Nikku
Bala Raju Nikku is Founding Director of Nepal School of Social Work and currently Sr. Lecturer at Social Work Section, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. He is the author of Politics, Policy and People and serves on the executive board of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and a former board member of Asian and Pacific Association of Social Work Education (APASWE). Dr.Nikku received his PhD from Wageningen University, the Netherlands in 2006. He currently serves as the member of the editorial advisory boards of International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, and Practice: Social Work in Action. Dr.Nikku's current research interests are: Leadership in Social Work education, Social Protection Floor Initiative, Politics of Policy Process. He can be reached at /
Pranita Bhushan Udas is a founding member and secretary of SUTRA Centre. She is board member of KMC and NCDS. Ms Udas PhD from Department of Environmental Science, Wageningen University, affiliated to Wageningen School of Social Sciences. Her area of interest is on gender, water, environment and justice. She has rich experiences on program implementation, research and teaching. She has published number of articles and book chapters. She led the organization in 2011-12 as the Principal of NSSW. She can be reached at
Pradipta Kadambari is Master degree in Science and is a visiting lecturer to MSc students of microbiology and pharmacy from last 9 years. She has 10 years of experience as managing manufacturing and export industry. She has completed training as Technical Instructors Trainer Training-level-1 and Leadership and Management Training Course-2.She is team leader of NSSW's community engagement program , college with community(CWC) and lead volunteerism and community engagement self enrichment program Friends of NSSW. She can be reached at
Samjhana Bhetwal Oli is a full time faculty and field work co-ordinator and is a valuable member of NSSW since last five years. She is the chair of National Network for Social welfare, Nepal. She is BSW graduate from ST.Xavier college and holds master in sociology from Tribhuvan Univeristy. She has been participating and presenting numbers of abstract papers on various social problem and issues. She can be reached at
Dil Kumar
Dil Kumar Thakuri is the Head of Academics of NSSW and is looking after the academic calender of both BSW and BASW programs and also teaches English and co-ordinate student research. He is an M.Phil in Education leadership from Kathmandu University, Master degree in English from Tribhuvan University and ESL from Canada. He has 15 years of experience in teaching and training students from school level to colleges level.He has been providing training in Servant Leadership and Flexible Learning in many places. He holds training in Teachers' training from University of Cambridge, UK and British Council. He has also published English book for primary level school students from Allied Publication, Nepal. He is a member of Nepal English Language Teachers' Association (NELTA) and also an ex-secretary of International Teachers' Association(ITA) , Nepal.He is very active in various social organisations. He is president of Poverty Elimination Assistant Nepal(PEAN) and advisory member of Save The Heart. He can be reached at