FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Where is Central Campus of Technology?
Central Campus of Technology in Dharan-14, Sunsari district, Koshi zone. For detail, please see Location & Campus site.
2. What does CCT stand for?
CCT stands for Central Campus of Technology.
3. What is the mailing address of CCT?
Central Campus of Technology, Hattisar, Dharan, Sunsari, Nepal, P.O. Box. 4
4. Who is the current chief of the campus?
As of 2014, Dr. Dhan Bahadur Karki (Professor of Food Technology) is the chief of the campus. His official tenure is 2014-2018.
5. What courses are offered at CCT?
Please see FAQ 20 for a brief idea and Courses for detail
6. Do you have travel directions to CCT?
Please see Location & Campus site.
7. Where can I get more information about CCT?
This website is the only official site of CCT.
8. What is the climate like?
The climate is amazingly salubrious. Barely 20 km north it is chilly even in the summer! Barely 20 km south it is swelteringly hot in the summer and foggy for a good part of the day in the winter! Light clothes in the summer and moderately warm clothes in the winter will do. The day is clear and sunny throughout the season.
9. I want to enroll at CCT, how do I prepare?
First of all, you need to find out whether or not you are eligible for the application (see Admissions). All the applicants need to go through a rigorous entrance exam. Because the competition is often very tough, prospective students must be serious during preparation for the examination. The entrance exam is conducted by Dean's Office, Tribhuvan University. Those who wish to join CCT must have passed the entrance exam and must fill up additional forms for the study. Model questions can be requested from the Dean's Office, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu. We will try to upload some model questions as soon as possible.
10. How much does studying at CCT cost?
It depends on which level you want to study. However, since the programs are Government funded, the study cost is roughly five to ten times less expensive than that in private institutions. Not considering the living expense and expense on stationery items, the lump sum expense for the full duration of study of different courses are given in Fee structures.
11. What about transportation facility?
The campus has a jeep and a bus but these are used only for official purposes and educational tours (around 25 tours per year). See Facilities also.
12. What is the living expense?
Well, it depends on your lifestyle. For a modest case, as of now (2014), food and accommodation would cost around NRs 70,000/- per year. However, a lot of adjustments can be possible.
13. Are there any scholarships?
Yes, there are scholarships (in the form of stipend) and free-ships (tuition fee waiver) but conditions apply. Follow the link Scholarship for details on scholarships available at CCT.
14. Are there reservation quotas for Nationalities?
Right now, this facility does not exist. Everything is based on merit.
15. Are there any other quotas?
Yes, there are donation quotas for which you will have to pay more and apply in a prescribed manner during application. Please see Admissions for detail.
16. What are the prerequisites for application?
Please refer to Admissions
17. What is the application procedure?
Please refer to Admissions
18. What help can I get for the preparation of entrance exam?
You can ask for model questions at the Dean's office, Tribhuvan University. We will try to upload some of them as soon as we can.
19. What is the selection procedure?
The selection is based on merit. That is, it is based on the marks you obtain in the entrance exam. Since there are many private campuses/colleges that run similar programs with affiliation from Tribhuvan University, they may have their own criteria. Please visit Admissions more detail.
20. What courses are run at CCT?
At CCT, six programs are running at the moment and one program is in the offing. The presently running programs and courses are:
- B. Sc. Microbiology Major with Botany and Zoology combination (4-year course)
- B. Sc. Physics and Geology
- Bridge Course for M. Tech. Food Technology Study (1-year course)
- B. Tech. Food Technology (4-year course)
- M. Tech. Food Technology (2-year course)
- B. Sc. in Nutrition and Dietetics (4-year course)
- M. Sc. Microbiology
- Ph. D. Program
For detail, please see Academic Programs
21. How many faculty members are there?
For the entire program, there are 54 faculty members. Because of the interrelated nature the most of the faculties are involved in multiple programs. Please see, Faculties for detail.
22. How many students are there?
The campus has around 550 students in different programs. Please see Admissions for an idea
23. What is the cost of living for students at CCT?
Refer to FAQ 3. However, there are lots of options for minimizing the cost. For instance, some students live as paying guest (often teaching their kids in the spare time), some share rooms, and some live in hostels (for B. Tech and B. Sc. students only). At any rate you will need around NRs 70,000/- per year for food and accommodation only.
24. How can I get a reasonably priced room for the stay?
There are many houses in the vicinity of the campus where you can get rooms at an affordable price. If you consult with senior students or the union, they might be able to help you out. By todays’ standard, a moderately furnished room may cost anywhere between NRs 1500/- to 2000/- per month. The cost of food (in local canteens) is anywhere between NRs 3500/- to 4000/- per month.
25. How can I get hostel accommodation?
At the moment, hostel accommodation is available only for B. Sc. and B. Tech. male students only (see Amenities for detail). Each year (between December and January) the campus calls from interested students application for hostel accommodation. The application form can be collected free or cost from the store or as directed in the notice, duly filled up, and submitted within the stipulated time period. You will need a pass-port size photo and Xerox copies of character certificate and mark-sheet of your preceding academic level. However, be informed that hostel facility is for students from very far off and/or remote places (see FAQ 26 for selection procedure). Once you are selected, you will need to contact the Account and Store sections for admission.
A two-story girls' hostel is near completion. Once complete we can accomodate about 15-20 girl students in the hostel
26. What is the selection procedure for hostel?
The selection is based on interview by a panel consisting of hostel members and administrative officials. Various criteria such as remoteness/distance of the applicant’s district from CCT, socio-economic status, diligence, examination score, recommendation from relevant bodies, etc., will be used for the evaluation. Shortly after the interview, a list of successful applicants (along with a waiting list) is published. Once you are selected, you will need to contact the Account and Store sections for admission.
27. Is there a canteen / cafeteria / mess for the students?
Yes, there are two canteens in the campus premise, only one of which is operational at the moment.
28. Does the library have enough books on all subjects?
Yes, the library is replete with collection of all course books, journals and encyclopedias. The campus also has an e-library for reference (see Facilities for detail)
29. Do I need to buy additional books?
Normally not. As such, books on technology are very expensive, often costing up to NRs 120,000/-. However, you may buy few handy manuals and survival guides from nearby stores and xerox centers.
30. What are the library provisions for borrowing books?
You will have to get library card as soon as possible. Please contact the librarian for details of the process.
31. I have finished my study at CCT, how do I formally leave the campus?
After you have completed your course duration (irrespective of whether you pass or fail) you must clear up your dues and obtain clearance from the Library and relevant Departments. If you have stayed in hostel, you must obtain clearance from the store section also. Before giving hostel clearance, however, staff from the store section will physically examine your room to prepare an inventory of items and verify that nothing is amiss. Clearance from library is needed to ensure that you have returned all the books. Clearance from the Instruction Committees is needed to ensure that you have no objectionable record in the laboratory. For obtaining the clearance, get a deposit form from the office, and fill it up / get it filled up.
Note that you have some refundable deposit amount in the campus. Be informed, without undergoing the above process, you cannot formally leave the campus. Your deposit will not be refunded and, more importantly, your character certificates will be withheld until you complete the process.
32. I want to get a provisional certificate from the campus, what should I do?
You will need to submit an application addressing the campus chief/Assistant Dean clearly stating your purpose/motive. A nominal fee will be required as a processing charge. The campus will give you an official letter addressing “whom it may concern” that you have completed the course duration.
33. I want a recommendation letter, what is the procedure?
In general case, it is the same as FAQ 32 but if you intend to apply for foreign institutes/universities, the processing charge is NRs 500 per letter. For B. Tech. Level, you will submit the application to Chairman of the relevant department and for M. Tech. Level, you will submit the application to Chairman of Central Department of Food Technology. The processing charge in either case is NRs 500/- per recommendation letter.
34. What is the process of obtaining character certificate and transcript?
The academic transcript is not provided by the campus. You will have to obtain it from the Office of the Controller of Examinations (OCE), Balkhu, Kathmandu. First you get a form, fill it up and deposit the stated amount of processing fee in the bank. You need your Tribhuvan University registration number, so better carry with you your examination admission card also. You then submit the voucher at Office of the Controller of Examination. You will be given a receipt, producing which you will be given the academic transcript. The whole process may take a couple of days.
Character certificate will be given by the campus but only upon furnishing the academic transcript and certificates of clearance (tuition fee, library, hostel, departments, etc.)
35. I have lost my student identity card, what should I do?
Write an application to the campus chief stating the reason of the loss. You will need a passport size photo for the card and NRs 25/- as fine.
36. I have lost my exam admission card, what should I do?
Write an application to the campus chief stating the reason of the loss. Upon payment of NRs 60/-, you will receive a duplicate admission card.