About KMC

Welcome to Kadambari Memorial College!

We believe that humanity is the best attribute of all of us. How much economic and technological development is in the world, if the aspects of promotion and protection of the dignity and worth of a person are left behind,
prosperity is not complete. The achievement is incomplete. That’s why, to develop efficient human resources who can embrace the challenges of the modern world and work for just societies, we established Kadambari Memorial College, as a university-affiliate college in 2005.

The journey began as a pioneer college of the Purbanchal University Social Work program and became the second college of the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program in Nepal. In 2023, after 17 years of training undergraduate students with the BSW program, we started training graduate students in Social Work with our Master in Social Work program. We are committed to providing high-quality education to students from all backgrounds and to preparing them for success in their careers as professional Social Workers and more. 

At Kadambari, we believe that education should be transformative and empowering to all of our students with the foundation of values, wisdom and principles of humanity and social justice. Critical thinking, planetary consciousness, problem-solving capacity and innovations are practised mindfully in our coursework and hands-on learning.

We are dedicated to providing our students with a supportive, inclusive and enabling learning environment where each of the students can grow to their fullest potential. For this, our college is equipped with experienced faculty members with theoretical and practical knowledge of social work, social sciences and indigenous knowledge. We are also playing important role in the development and revision of the Social Work curriculum of Purbanchal University.

At Kadambari, we are proud of our history and culture. We are constantly looking to the future, seeking new ways to innovate and improve. We are committed to fostering a community of lifelong learners who are empowered to make a positive impact in the life of individuals, families and communities,
thinking globally and acting locally. 

How It All Started?

In 2005 A. D, Nepal was coming toward the end of its 10 years long moist conflict. This decade long armed struggle between the Maoists and the former government of Nepal impacted the lives of people living in all the different tiers of Nepal’s social structure. More than 14000 people were killed, 1700 were listed as missing.

Single-parent families, orphans, abandoned elders, and traumatized families were the immediate issues to be addressed by Nepalese society and Nepal Government. However, the compounding political instability and transition to peace process lead thousands of men and women from both rural and urban Nepal to migrate for labor work in different countries posing another issue of family separation.

Realizing the need of professional workers to solve the problems of different individuals, groups and communities, a group of young and enthusiastic scholars came together to form Kadambari  Memorial College to nurture young students with university-level Social Work programs and make them ready to be professional social workers.

Dr. Bala Raju Nikku, Dr. Pranita Bhushan Udas, Ms Pradipta Kadambari, Mr. Sanjay Kadambari, Late Ms Komal Magarati, Mr. Joyson Josh and Prof Mahendra Narayan Mishra were the first founding team of the college. A great support and collaboration was extended by then principal of Saint Xavier College, Father P. T Augustine.

The group presented a proposal to Purbanchal University to develop Social Work program for bachelor and master level programs. The team prepared the curriculum of BSW and MSW for Purbanchal University and started the BSW program in 2005 with the goal to prepare professional social workers to provide quality service to the oppressed and marginalized sectors of society and improve their socio-economic conditions in contributing to sustainable social development.

Believing in building a strong institution, the founding members established a mother organization, Sutra Centre for Development Education and Research. The vision of the center was to contribute to the equitable social development of Nepal through professional education and research.

Kadambari Memorial College came into existence as its university-level, nonprofit, educational initiative. As an academic institute, Kadambari is thriving as a vibrant and proactive Social Work college in Nepal. Shaped by its own program, the college is now focused on delivering and also developing a quality Social Work educational program.

We aspire to establish as a national institute of excellence in Social Work in Nepal. A dedicated and motivated team of young faculty members and management is a working team of Kadambari at present who with their passion and professionalism is driving the college toward its vision.