Social Science Baha

Social Science Baha (SSB) is an independent, non-profit organisation set up with the objective of promoting and enhancing the study of and research in the social sciences in Nepal. Established on 1 January 2002 with the primary focus of starting a social science library, the SSB has since diversified its activities and taken up other activities as well, namely, i) hosting lectures, discussions, workshops, and conferences; ii) publishing books, occasional papers and journals; and iii) conducting research.


  • Vacancy Announcement

    Vacancy Announcement

    Social Science Baha/Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility

    Social Science Baha/Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility is looking for researchers to work on a broad array of topics, including labour and migration. 

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  • Applications Invited

    Applications invited for
    Motilal Singh Master’s Dissertation Scholarship 2019

    The Centre for Nepal Studies UK (CNSUK), in collaboration of Social Science Baha (SSB), Kathmandu, invites applications from students pursuing their Master’s studies in Nepali universities for one small grant of up to a maximum of NPR 40,000 towards fieldwork expenses and/or the writing of dissertations.
    This Motilal Singh Master’s Dissertation Scholarship was established in 2016 by CNSUK to celebrate Nepali migration to the United Kingdom as well as the over two-century-long formal relationship between Nepal and Britain. The primary objective of the scholarship is to support a student studying at a Nepali university to write a well-researched and original Master’s dissertation.

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    organised by
    Social Science Baha, Association for Nepal and Himalayan StudiesBritain-Nepal Academic CouncilCentre for Himalayan Studies-CNRS & Nepal Academic Network (Japan)

    The Eighth Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya
    24-26, July 2019

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  • Social Science Baha establishes new Lecture Series

    New Lecture Series established


    Social Science Baha is pleased to announce the establishment of a trust fund with the donation of US$ 30,000 from Nanda Raj Shrestha, Professor of World Cultures and Resources at the School of Business and Industry at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. The trust fund will support the Nanda R. and Pamela L. Shrestha Lecture Series: Honouring Nepal Scholars.

    The Lecture Series will provide an opportunity for contemporary scholars to celebrate and extend the work of scholars in the social sciences, humanities and the arts, both Nepali and foreign, who have contributed to a better understanding of Nepal and Nepali society.

    A geographer by training, Professor Shrestha is the author of the seminal book, Landlessness and Migration in Nepal (1990), among many other publications.

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  • Download the Mahesh Chandra Regmi Lecture 2018

    Download the Mahesh Chandra Regmi Lecture 2018

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