“To become a world-class university devoted to bringing
knowledge and technology to the service of mankind”.
“To provide quality education for leadership”
A Brief Introduction
Kathmandu University is an autonomous, not-for-profit, non
- government institution dedicated to maintain high standards
of academic excellence. It is committed to develop leaders
in professional areas through quality education.
It is located in a mountainous landscape in Dhulikhel Municipality
about 30 kilometers east of Kathmandu (KTM) having round-the-year
pleasant climate and panoramic Himalayan Views.
KU had a very modest start from a rented building at Tangal,
Kathmandu. Now, it has been able to create a built up space
of 46,846 square meters.
Within a period of 21 years, KU has built not only reasonable
infrastructure, but also established a track record of academic
excellence. At present, the University offers various undergraduate,
graduate and postgraduate programs in science, engineering,
medicine, management, education, arts, pharmacy, environment,
music, human & natural resources, information technology
and biotechnology, through School of Science, School of
Management, School of Engineering, School of Medical Sciences,
School of Education and School of Arts. In addition to 3695
students studying in its constituent campuses 7500 students
are in its affiliated colleges.
The academic programs of the University are based on credit-semester
system with continuous internal evaluations. The University
has adopted 1 to 10 teacher–student ratio. However,
KU is very cautious in recruitment of every single faculty
or non-teaching staff. The staff strength at KU is 458 for
teaching and 725 for nonteaching (Including Paramedical
staff). The academic calendar of minimum 230 days is strictly
adhered to; admission of students is based on merit, based
on their score in the previous examination and written and
oral entrance tests.
Every School has its own Teacher Welfare Society, Student
Welfare Council and Staff Welfare Society. The Executive
Board is composed of members elected by teachers and students
for the welfare of their community. Quality control is strictly
followed in all programs of the university. In addition,
to continually enhance the educational standard, KU has
been successfully collaborating with more than fifty universities
and institutions of international repute for faculty and
students exchange programs, credit transfer and joint research
work and exchange information. This has helped KU to establish
itself well in the world community.
Objectives and Thrust
Higher education should become a high quality education
resulting in the development of overall personality of the
student. As education shapes human life and the type of
society in which we live, it becomes an investment to improve
the quality of life for everyone in the nation. Therefore,
KU is being developed with objectives to:
- Promote all-round development of the students’
abilities and personalities;
- Develop awareness about the role of science and its
application in understanding problems of the contemporary
- Extend and disseminate knowledge and foster its application;
- Create knowledge industry through accessing the sources
of knowledge at the global level, processing them and
providing access to such knowledge to the people.
- Establish a community of scholars, students, and
staff in which understanding and
wisdom can grow and flourish.
The main thrust of KU is to make it a research-cum-teaching
university in science, management, engineering, medical
sciences, arts, and education.
The long-term strategy for its development
- Achieving excellence in teaching;
- Providing strong support to professional courses;
- Strengthening research activities in the fields of
environment, energy, medicinal plants and information