CNAS stands for Center for Nepal and Asian Studies Originally established as the Institute of Nepal Studies in 1969, it was renamed as the Institute of Nepal and Asian Studies in 1972 with both teaching and research activities responsibility. In 1977, the Institute was converted into a purely research centre baptizing it as the Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies (CNAS).
CNAS is a statutory research centre under Tribhuvan University for conducting independent research and deliberation on various contemporary issues in social sciences.
The main substantive activity at the Centre is carried out by the research wings called Faculty while the administrative and documentation centre provide support services. CNAS is a multidisciplinary research centre with a team of about 19 full-time researchers.
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