After my retirement from police service in 2006, my friends asked me to join a newly established Classic College International. I joined it as a promoter. I proposed that a new program on security management could be started in bachelor level. We designed the syllabi. We sought KU's approval to own the program. The Kathmandu University recognized the need for academic program on security issues to address with increasing concern for security of individuals, groups, and institutions in the society. The University undertook the program to invest on comprehensive approach to managing security function across all segments of the society. It responded to take up the challenge of preparing human resources for professionally managing security function in line with the evolving nature of and requirements in the security sector.
The Security Management curriculum was revised to enrich both theoretical and practical knowledge in security management while helping them to enhance the depth and breadth of their managerial capabilities. It contains the best and the latest in security management knowledge and practice to keep participants updated with the evolving nature and challenges of security management profession from the perspective of practitioners. The University offered first security program in Post Graduate Diploma in Security Management in 2007. Today the University offers two degree options: Post Graduate Diploma in Security Management (PGDSM) and Master in Security Management (MSM). PGDSM is a yearlong study program earning 30 credit hours in three terms of 14 weeks each. Two years study in six terms and completion of 55 credit hours earn MSM degree.
After nearly three years of experience, we are thinking of offering Diploma in Conflict and Peace Management from this coming October session. The syllabi development is in progresss. We are also seeking few visiting scholars for this course. We are seeking help of Fulbright Commission in this regard.