Course objective:
The objective of the course is to introduce the Geomatics Engineering students with the basic Knowledge of land registration and management. The overall course is designed to make the students able to learn and understand the theory of Land Administration and acquainted with the real problem in land registration and management.

Course Content:

  1. Introduction (4 hours)
    1. Land definition
    2. concept surrounding Land
    3. Land - Humankind Relation
    4. Important of Land and property
    5. Land and Economics

  2. Land Administration & Land policy (4 hours)
    1. Definition of Land Administration
    2. Function of Land Administration
    3. Definition Land policy
    4. Objective of Land Policy
    5. Land policy instrument
    6. Tenure security
    7. Land market
    8. Land use planning
    9. land reform
    10. Land taxation
    11. National land policy and its objectives

  3. Land Tenure (8 hours)
    1. The nature of property and rights in land
    2. Tenure definition, property in the context of land tenure
    3. Land raw
    4. Property regimes, rights, forms of tenure system
    5. Tenure security
    6. Categories of interest
    7. parcel definition and unit of record
    8. Nepalese land tenure system
    9. Tenure system of various countries

  4. Formal and Informal property (4 hours)
    1. formal and informal properties:  definition
    2. property formalization
    3. Land reform, Land titling
    4. Benefits of land formulating and land titling

  5. Land Registration (8 hours)
    1. Land and real property description
    2. Land Registration and its function
    3. Types of Land registration
    4. Private conveyance and registered conveyance
    5. Demerits of private conveyance
    6. Land and property right transfer process
    7. Parcel subdivision and subdivision process
    8. Land fragmentation and multiple ownership

  6. Land management issues (4 hours)
    1. Local governance
    2. Land less and squatter settlement
    3. Land Acquisition
    4. Licensing
    5. Public- private Participation
    6. Privatization and Re-engineering

  7. Land conflict and its resolution (5 hours)
    1. Boundary dispute
    2. Land disputes
    3. Ownership dispute
    4. Different case study
    5. Mediation
    6. Arbitration and their role in land dispute and conflict resolution
    7. Land court and its role in dispute and conflict resolution
    8. Prevailing acts and rules relating to Nepal's Land System and conflict resolution

  8. Modernization in Land Registration and Management (8 hours)
    1. Determination of user needs
    2. Restructuring of administrative and organizational structure
    3. Legislative reforms, Surveying Land and property boundaries
    4. Land information management
    5. Central Vs decentralize system
    6. Developing awareness in the user community
    7. Capacity building for Land registration and and management
    8. Role of professional body
    9. Land administration and local governance
    10. Important world summits and conference on land registration and management and its declarations


  1. The students will have one day tour to learn the real land registration process in the land revenue office.
  2. The students will have one day tour to learn about cadastral map at the cadastral office.


  1. The students have to present on different land issue in a seminar organized by Geomatics Department of campus
  2. The students will get assignments for making strategies for the organization
  3. The student will get assignment for system analysis and Land Administration system


  1. Land Administration, P.f . Dale and J.D Mc Laughlin, Oxford University press
  2. Land Tenure in development cooperation guiding principle. GTZ Gmbh, Germany
  3. Land law and Registration S.rowton Simpson, surveyors publication, london
  4. Land Registration in Nepalese perspectives, B.L Shrestha
  5. Land Registration Tools for L.S.G Larsson
  6. Land Administration Guideline-United Nations
  7. The Law of property. K.K. Menon
  8. Land Ownership in Nepal. M.C Regmi
  9. Land tenure and taxation in Nepal, M.c Regmi, and Himalayan Bibliotheca.
  10. Handout and lecture notes
  11. Internet and online source (Self exploratory)

Evaluation Scheme:
The questions will cover all the chapters in the syllabus. The evaluation scheme will be as indicated in the table below:

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*Note: There may be minor deviation in marks distribution

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