Kathmandu University is a self-governing, not-for-benefit, non-governmental organization devoted to keeping up elevated expectations of academic greatness. It is resolved to create pioneers in proficient zones through quality education.

It is situated in a precipitous scene in Dhulikhel Municipality around 30 kilometres east of Kathmandu (KTM) having round-the-year pleasant weather and all-encompassing Himalayan Views.

KU had an extremely unobtrusive initiation from a leased building at Tangal, Kathmandu. Presently, it has possessed the capacity to make a developed area of 46,846 square meters.

Inside a time of 21 years, KU has assembled a sensible foundation, as well as set up a reputation of academic excellence. In present days, the University offers different 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 upon a credit-semester system with persistent internal assessments evaluation. The University has embraced 1 to 10 teacher-student proportion. In any case, KU is extremely mindful in enrollment of each and every faculty or non-teaching staff. The staff quality at KU is 458 for teaching and 725 for nonteaching (Including Paramedical staff). The academic calendar of least 230 days is entirely clung to; confirmation of students based on merit, in view of their score in the past examination and written and oral passageway tests.

Each School has its own Teacher Welfare Society, Student Welfare Council and Staff Welfare Society. The Executive Board is made out of individuals chosen by teachers and students for the welfare of their group. Quality control is entirely followed in all programs of the university. What’s more, to consistently upgrade the instructive standard, KU has been effectively teaming up with in excess of fifty universities and institutions of global repute for staff and students exchange programs, credit transfer and joint research work and exchange information. This has helped KU to build up itself well on the world community.


“To become a world-class university devoted to bringing knowledge and technology to the service of mankind”.


“To provide quality education for leadership”

Objectives and Thrust

Higher education should become a high-quality education resulting in the development of the 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:

  1. Promote all-round development of the students’ abilities and personalities;
  2. Develop awareness about the role of science and its application in understanding the problems of contemporary society;
  3. Extend and disseminate knowledge and foster its application;
  4. Create knowledge industry through accessing the sources of knowledge at the global level, processing them and providing access to such knowledge to the people.
  5. 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 are:

  1. Achieving excellence in teaching;
  2. Providing strong support to professional courses;
  3. Strengthening research activities in the fields of environment, energy, medicinal plants and information technology.