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Tribhuvan University is the first university in Nepal, it is the first National intuition of Higher Education in Nepal. Tribhuvan University was established on Asar 11 2016 BS (June 25, 1959) and was named after the late King Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah Dev. All the academic activities started in 1959 July under the Tribhuvan University Act 1956 and by 1961 TU started postgraduate courses in various subjects.

In the early years of its establishment, the administrative office of TU was also located in Tripureshwor and the Master’s classes under TU were held at Tripureshwor Campus. Only in the year 1967, the university was relocated to its main Campus at Kritipur.

TU is a non-profit, autonomous institution funded by the Government of Nepal. The University was declared the Central University by the government of Nepal on January 8, 2013. Tribhuvan University has four research centers under it.

Tribhuvan University stands as the largest and oldest university in the country. It has 5 institutes and 4 faculties under which 40 central departments are running along with 62 constituent campuses and 1062 affiliated colleges. The university has the largest network of affiliated colleges and campuses in Nepal.

TU was established to produce capable human resources for the overall development of the country by imparting quality higher education. Tribhuvan University provides extensive and quality knowledge, skills, and research in the field of arts, science, technology, and vocation. The university is the pioneer institute of Nepal and has been the same since 1959.

Institutes of Tribhuvan University

There are Five institutions under Tribhuvan University. They are:

  1. Institute of Engineering

tribhuvan university ioeThe Institute of Engineering was presented to its current state in 1972. Initially, it was founded in 1930 as Nepal’s First Technical School. In 1958, the institute of engineering was formally established as the Nepal Engineering Institute to be the formal institution to deliver engineering education. This institute has been producing outstanding engineers and engineering technicians for more than 80 years.

Institute of Engineering has gone through significant growth in the course of time, it has been responsive to the needs of the students and the profession. The institute has grown from producing mid and high-level technicians to Bachelor’s, Masters and Ph.D. graduates with quality knowledge and competency.

  1. Institute of Medicine

tribhuvan university iomUnder Tribhuvan University, the Institute of Medicine was established in 1972 to train every manpower required in the field of health and medicine. During its early years, IOM placed a high priority on the training of mid-level health workers.

Gradually, as per the country’s needs, it started training tertiary level health professionals, and bachelor’s degree programs were started in 1977. Accordingly, many other programs like MBBS were introduced as per the need, currently, IOM offers 63 different academic programs in the field of Medicine.

  1. Institute of Forestry

tribhuvan university iofInitially established as Nepal Forestry Institute in 1947 under the Government of Nepal, the Institute merged with TU in 1972 as the Institute of Forestry. IOF is the first and the only institute in the country fully committed to education and training in Forestry and Natural Resource Management. In the starting phases, it only offered a two-year certificate-level program. Now, the institute has programs up to Ph.D. Levels.

  1. Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science

tribhuvan university RECAST

Institute of Agriculture and Science began as a School of Agriculture under the Ministry of Agriculture in 1957. Since then, many changes have been made to the institute, at the beginning, it provided training to Junior Technical Assistants in Agriculture. In 1968, it was upgraded to College and it provided a two-year Intermediate Agricultural Science program.  Since, 1978,  it was changed into the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science as we know it today.

The institute under Tribhuvan University aims to promote agricultural science and the training of manpower for agriculture development. Training, teaching, research, and technology are used to tackle the issues of agriculture and animal sciences, the institute caters for the needs of farmers of the country providing the students with education on the subject at different levels.

  1. Institute of Science and Technology

tribhuvan university iostUnder Tribhuvan University, the Institute of Science and Technology (IoST) was established in 1989. The institute now runs both Bachelor’s and Master’s level programs on various campuses. IoST works with well-equipped facilities like laboratories, libraries, infrastructure, and skilled teachers, and even advisory services to provide the best to the students.

This institute of excellence makes efforts to make science and technology valuable for humans that can satisfy their needs as well as improve their quality of living. There are various IT Courses in Nepal. Here, several research activities are conducted to prepare the learners for the future challenges humans may face with advancements in technology. 

Faculties of Tribhuvan University

There are Four Faculty under Tribhuvan University. They are:

  1. Faculty of Law

tribhuvan university folUnder Tribhuvan University, the Faculty of Law is one of the oldest faculties of the university. In 1954 AD, Law College was established with affiliation from the Patna University of India. The Faculty was established in 1959 at TU as the Institute of Law and was renamed the Faculty of Law in 1974 AD. The faculty of law has the objective to produce human resources with the base of legal excellence and competency in the field of law and justice.

  1. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

tribhuvan university fohThe Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences was established along with the University in 1959. The faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is one of the largest faculties in terms of the courses and students under this faculty. This faculty prepares a strategic plan to move ahead with some specific vision, mission, and goals to produce quality human resources required for the nation. The faculty offers courses in a number of disciplines of Humanities and human resources

  1. Faculty of Management

tribhuvan university fomThis is dedicated to improving the knowledge of business and public administration and to preparing students for careers in business, industry, government, and society. The faculty of Management offers a wide range of cost-effective, socially relevant, and technologically driven management programs. The faculty is very involved to introduce new management courses as per the needs of the situation and students.

  1. Faculty of Education

tribhuvan university foeThe faculty of Education has the biggest network of teacher training in Nepal. Teacher Education was introduced in Nepal with the Basic Teacher Training Programme in 1947 after the realization of the need for teachers and teacher training by the Government. College of Education (COE) was established in 1956 with the recommendation of the  Nepal Education Planning Commission 1954-55, with the aim to produce trained manpower to teach. In 1971, COE was renamed as Institute of Education (IOE) and a decade later in 1982, the IOE was given the Status of Faculty of Education.

Research Centres of Tribhuvan University

  1. Centre for Economic Development and Administration (CEDA)

tribhuvan university CEDACEDA  was established in 1969 under the agreement of three parties; the Government of Nepal, Tribhuvan University, and the Ford Foundation. The center worked as an autonomous institution, till it was integrated into Tribhuvan University in 1975 after the implementation of the National Education System Plan. This Centre works as the policy research center to contribute to national development through analytical and problem-solving works in the areas of socio-economic and administrative development.

  1. Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies (CNAS)

tribhuvan university CNASThe Institute of Nepal Studies was founded in 1969 based on the principle of the Institute of Nepalology established in 1966. In 1972, the Institute of Nepal Studies was replaced under the provision of the Tribhuvan University by the Institute of Nepal and Asian Studies; a teaching and research institute. In 1977.

The Institute was converted into the Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies.  CNAS is a multi-disciplinary research center with researchers from different disciplines such as Sociology, Anthropology, History, Culture, Economics, and the Nepali language.

  1. Research Centre for Applied Science and Technology (RECAST)

tribhuvan university RECASTIn 1977, the Research Centre for Applied Science and Technology (RECAST) was established within the organizational framework of Tribhuvan University to conduct research and development. Since 1999, RECAST served as a secretariat for the National Council of Science and Technology.

Through enhanced research and development, as well as improvement and dissemination of socioeconomically appropriate and environmentally sustainable technologies to the communities and institutions, the Center aims to contribute to the rapid and sustainable development of the country.

  1. Research Centre for Education Innovation and Development (CERID)

tribhuvan university CERIDThe National Education Committee established CERID in 1975 for the purpose of upgrading the quality of education through innovations and research. As of 1979, it has been a part of Tribhuvan University (TU) since it was handed over with the aim of improving the quality of education in the academic environment of TU with core professional researchers.

A significant number of research and innovative activities have been conducted by CERID that have helped to develop education and the nation.  Providing research, training, and innovation in education, it has committed itself to the development of human resources for nation-building in Nepal and to the promotion of quality education and research competency.

Central Department of Tribhuvan University

There are 40 central departments under Tribhuvan University. They are:

  1. Central Department of Physics
  2. Central Department of Hydrology and Meteorology
  3. Central Department of Botany
  4. Central Department of Microbiology
  5. Central Department of Zoology
  6. Central Department of Chemistry
  7. Central Department of Geology
  8. Central Department of Mathematics
  9. Central Department of Statistics
  10. Central Department of Environmental Science
  11. Central Department of Computer and Information Technology
  12. Central Department of Biotechnology
  13. Central Department of Management
  14. Central Department of Education
  15. Central Department of Psychology
  16. Central Department of Economics
  17. Central Department of Geography
  18. Central Department of Sociology
  19. Central Department of Nepali
  20. Central Department of English
  21. Central Department of Political Science
  22. Central Department of Sanskrit
  23. Central Department of Hindi
  24. Central Department of History
  25. Central Department of Nepali Culture, History and Archaeology
  26. Central Department of Population
  27. Central Department of Library and Information Science
  28. Central Department of Linguistics
  29. Central Department of Buddhist Studies
  30. Central Department of Rural Development
  31. Central Department of Lalit Kala
  32. Central Department of Nepal Bhasha
  33. Central Department of Home Science
  34. Central Department of Law
  35. Central Department of Public Administration
  36. Central Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
  37. Central Department of Maithili
  38. Central Department of Food
  39. Central Department of Anthropology
  40. Central Department of Public Health

Courses Provided by Tribhuvan University

Courses Under the Institute of Engineering

  1. BE in Architecture
  2. BE in Civil Engineering
  3. BE in Computer Engineering
  4. BE in Electrical Engineering
  5. BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering
  6. BE in Mechanical Engineering
  7. BE in Automobile Engineering
  8. BE in Agriculture Engineering
  9. BE in Geomatics Engineering
  10. BE in Industrial Engineering
  11. BE in Aerospace Engineering
  12. BE in Chemical Engineering
  13. MSC. in Climate Change and Development
  14. MSC. in Communication and Knowledge Engineering
  15. MSC. in Computer System and Knowledge Engineering
  16. MSC. in Construction Management
  17. MSC. in Disaster Risk Management
  18. MSC. in Distribute Generation Engineering
  19. MSC. in Energy Efficient Building
  20. MSC. in Energy for Sustainable Social Development
  21. MSC. in Energy System Planning and Management
  22. MSC. in Information and Communication Engineering
  23. MSC. in Structural Engineering
  24. MSC. in Technology, Innovation, and Management
  25. MSC. in Transportation Engineering
  26. MSC. in Geo Technical Engineering
  27. MSC. in Infrastructure Engineering and Management
  28. MSC. in Material Science and Engineering
  29. MSC. in Mechanical System Design and Engineering
  30. MSC. in Power System Engineering
  31. MSC in Renewable Energy Engineering
  32. Engineering in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing
  33. MSC in Urban Planning
  34. MSC in Water Resources Engineering

Courses Under the Institute of Medicine

  1. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
  2. Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  3. Bachelor of Public Health
  4. Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology
  5. Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Technology
  6. Bachelor in Optometry
  7. Bachelor of Generic Science in Nursing
  8. Bachelor in Audiology Speech Language Pathology
  9. Bachelor in Pharmacy
  10. Bachelor of Nursing Science in Adult, Community, Child, and Psychiatry
  11. MD Anaesthesiology
  12. MD Biochemistry
  13. MD Dermatology
  14. MD Forensic Medicine
  15. MD General Practice
  16. MD Internal Medicine
  17. MD Microbiology
  18. MD Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  19. MD Ophthalmology
  20. MD Paediatrics
  21. MD Pathology
  22. MD Radiology
  23. MD Psychiatry
  24. MD Cl. Pharmacology
  25. MD Cl. Physiology
  26. MS Cl. Anatomy
  27. MS ENT
  28. MS Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery
  29. MS General Surgery
  30. MD Ayurved
  31. MSc.Cl. Biochemistry
  32. MSc.Cl. Microbiology
  33. MSc. Medical Image Technology
  34. MDS Orthodontics
  35. MDS Endodontics
  36. MDS Oral Surgery And Maxillofacial
  37. MDS Pedodontics
  38. MDS Prosthodontics
  39. Master in Public Health
  40. Master in Public Health Nutrition
  41. Master in Health Public Education
  42. Master in Nursing Women’s Health Development
  43. Master in Nursing in Adult Health Nursing
  44. Master in Nursing in Child Health Nursing
  45. Master in Nursing in Psychiatric Nursing

Courses Under the Institute of Forestry 

  1. Bachelor in Forestry
  2. Master of Science in Forestry
  3. Master of Science in Watershed Management
  4. Master of Science in Natural Resources
  5. MSc. Natural Resource Management and Rural Development
  6. Master of Science in Wildlife, Protected Area Management, and Biodiversity Conservation
  7. Master of Science in Mountain Environment and Development Studies
  8. Master of Science in Community Forestry

Courses Under the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science

  1. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  2. Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry
  3. Bachelor of Science and Horticulture
  4. Master of Science in Agriculture
  5. Master of Science in Animal Science
  6. Master of Veterinary Science
  7. Master of Science Aquaculture

Courses Under the Institute of Science and Technology

  1. BSc – General
  2. B.Tech (Food)
  3. BSc. CSIT (Computer Science and Information Technology)
  4. B.Math Sc. (Bachelor in Mathematical Sciences)
  5. BSc. (Nutrition and Dietetics)
  6. BIT (Bachelor in Information Technology)
  7. MSc. CSIT
  8. MSc. Math
  9. MSc. Microbiology
  10. MSc. Environmental Science
  11. MSc. Statistics
  12. MSc. Biotechnology
  13. MSc. Biodiversity and Environmental Management
  14. MSc. Physics
  15. MSc. Chemistry
  16. MSc. Zoology
  17. MSc. Botany
  18. MSc. Geology
  19. MSc. Hydrology & Meteorology
  20. MSc. Engineering Geology
  21. MTech (Food Technology)
  22. MSc. in Environmental Health in Disaster
  23. Master in Data Science
  24. M.Phil (Mathematics)
  25. Ph.D. CSIT
  26. Ph.D. Math
  27. Ph.D. Microbiology
  28. Ph.D. Environmental Science
  29. Ph.D. Statistics
  30. Ph.D. Biotechnology
  31. Ph.D. Physics
  32. Ph.D. Chemistry
  33. Ph.D. Zoology
  34. Ph.D. Botany
  35. Ph.D. Geology
  36. Ph.D. Hydrology & Meteorology
  37. Ph.D. Food Technology

Courses Under the Faculty of Law

  1. LL.B (Bachelor in Law)
  2. B.A.LL.B (Bachelors of Arts Bachelor of Laws)
  3. LL.M (Masters of Law)
  4. Ph.D. Law

Courses Under the Faculty of Management

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration
  2. Bachelor of Business Management
  3. Bachelor of Business Studies
  4. Bachelor of Hotel Management
  5. Bachelor of Information Management
  6. Bachelor of Public Administration
  7. Bachelor of Mountaineering Studies
  8. Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management
  9. Masters in Philosophy of Management
  10. Masters in Philosophy of Public Administration
  11. Masters of Business Administration
  12. Masters of Business Management
  13. Masters of Business Studies
  14. Masters of Finance and Control
  15. Masters of Hotel Management
  16. Masters of Public Administration
  17. Masters of Travel and Tourism Management
  18. Post Graduate Degree in Police Science

Courses Under Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Bachelor Programs for:
  1. Anthropology
  2. Bachelor of Arts in Computer Application (BCA)
  3. Buddhist Studies
  4. Dance
  5. Economics
  6. English Major
  7. Film Studies
  8. Gender Studies
  9. Geography
  10. Hindi
  11. History
  12. Home Science
  13. Journalism and Mass Communication
  14. Linguistics
  15. Mathematics
  16. Music (Vocal and Instruments)
  17. Culture
  18. Nepali Bhasa
  19. Nepali
  20. Nepali Addhyan
  21. Philosophy
  22. Political Science
  23. Population Studies
  24. Psychology
  25. Rural Development
  26. Sanskrit
  27. Social Work
  28. Sociology
  29. Strategic Studies
Master Program for:
  1. Anthropology
  2. Buddhist Studies
  3. Conflict, Peace, and Development Studies
  4. Economics
  5. English
  6. Fine Arts
  7. Geography
  8. Hindi
  9. History
  10. International Relations and Diplomacy
  11. Journalism and Mass Communication
  12. Labour Studies
  13. Music
  14. Nepali
  15. Painting
  16. Political Science
  17. Population Studies
  18. Psychology
  19. Rural Development
  20. Social Work
  21. Sociology
  22. Sports Science
PhD Program For:
  1. English
  2. Nepali
  3. Economics
  4. Population Studies
  5. Sociology
  6. Anthropology

Courses Under Faculty of Education

  1. Bachelor
  2. Master
  3. PhD

Where is Tribhuvan University Located?

Tribhuvan University is located in Kritipur, Kathmandu. The Central Administrative Office and the Central Campus of Tribhuvan University are in the north-eastern area of Kritipur. In the small and ancient town of Kritipur, the University covers over 154.77 hectares of land.


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