International Journal of Social Sciences and Management https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/IJSSM An international online journal in the English language published quarterly (January, April, July and October) by SEM-Biotech Publishing. Full text articles available. Content also available on the journal's own website (<a href="http://www.ijssm.org">www.ijssm.org</a>). SEM-Biotech Publishing en-US International Journal of Social Sciences and Management 2091-2986 <p>© 2013 IJSSM</p> An Incredible Five Years of Journal https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/IJSSM/article/view/21362 <p>No abstract</p><p><em>Int. J. Soc. Sc. Manage. Vol. 5, Issue-4: 236</em></p> Umesh Prasad Shrivastava ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2018-11-07 2018-11-07 5 4 236 236 10.3126/ijssm.v5i4.21362 Necessity of Linkage of TEVT with Industry in Nepal https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/IJSSM/article/view/21377 <p>This paper highlights on the necessity of the coordination of the TVET institutions and the industry in Nepal. The main goal of TVET is to develop skillful human resource needed for the country which could generate employment opportunities and entrepreneurship. Similarly, industry is the place for the job market and performing the skills that is achieved. In the context of Nepal, different studies show that the TVET graduates are unemployed, employed but in low wage, employed but not fulfilling the industry need. This is because of lack of meeting the demand of the market need by TVET courses. If the linkage is done, it increases productivity and nations economy. But the most challenging part is meeting the industry goals and skills by academic courses of TVET. So, academic skills and industry skills needs to be matched by revisiting the curriculum and other strategies. Also the industrial human resource could be upgraded by providing occupational skills upgrading training. The labor market, need assessment of the human resource, identification of the industrial skills needs to be identified to make a strong linkage. Thus, this study suggests that the urgent need of the collaboration of the industry and the TVET for the overall and sustainable development of the country.</p><p><em>Int. J. Soc. Sc. Manage. Vol. 5, Issue-4: 237-242</em></p> Shiba Bagale ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2018-11-07 2018-11-07 5 4 237 242 10.3126/ijssm.v5i4.21377 Peoples' Perception on Decentralized Agri Service Provision at Local Level: A Case of Lamjung District, Nepal https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/IJSSM/article/view/21378 <p>Perceptions are the attitudes of people which are considered as critical components of socio-cultural context. Decentralization promotes equity, people’s participation and effective service delivery at the local level through transfer of responsibilities and competencies, capacities and resource allocation power to a lower level of government. This also implies in the agricultural sector. In this context, a research was designed to study the attitudes of extension workers and farmers on decentralized agriculture service system in 3 Municipalites and 3 Village Development Committees (VDCs) of Lamjung district. Using by stratified proportionate sampling method, we selected 60 respondents, out of which 41.67 percent were the farmers and 58.33% were the extension workers. Five point Likert scales were developed to measure perception regarding four major components of decentralization. Qualitative as well as quantitative data were analyzed. Focus Group Discussion was also conducted to identify the problems. The result showed that, regarding the planning component, fiscal component and implementation component majority of respondent perceive positive response, while the perception of structural component was found varied response. Further findings indicated that there was lack of clear ideas on well-functioning of process among extension workers and farmers. Moreover, result showed that implementation related was the 1<sup>st </sup>ranked problem followed by financial related and structural related. Structural change to address increasing farmers' demand was one of the key interventions suggested by the respondents for the effectiveness of decentralized agriculture service provision</p><p><em>Int. J. Soc. Sc. Manage. Vol. 5, Issue-4: 243-249</em></p> Sabin Karki Mahesh Jaishi Arjun Chapagain ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2018-11-07 2018-11-07 5 4 243 249 10.3126/ijssm.v5i4.21378