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Introduction

Kathmandu University (KU) is an autonomous, not-for-profit, self-funding public institution established by an Act of Parliament in December 1991. It is an institution of higher learning dedicated to maintaining the standard of academic excellence in various classical and professional disciplines.

Mission

The mission statement of the University is “to provide quality education for leadership”.

Vision

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

The University aspires to serve the nation by fulfilling the needs of the society through the motto of taking knowledge and skills “from the campus to the community.”

The University’s broadly perceived signature features include autonomous administration, financial self-sustenance, regular maintenance of the academic calendar, the sustained trust of the international academic community, optimum contact between faculties and students and student-friendly environment, among others. Similarly, the University’s graduates are widely known for attributes such as substantive exposure to the industry and the community, research competence, technological literacy, moderate to high-level communicative competence, teamwork and leadership spirit and global compatibility.

The Senate is the apex body of the University. It comprises University authorities, dignified educationists, government secretaries, donors, mayors of local municipalities, teacher representatives, student representative, and representatives from affiliated institutions and industries. The Prime Minister, who is the Chancellor of the University, chairs the Senate. The Minister of Education is the Pro-Chancellor. The Executive Council and Academic Council develop internal policies and programs to run the University. The University’s Board of Trustees, which comprises renowned personalities including the founding fathers, is entrusted with the responsibilities of advising long-term plans and generating and managing of resources.

The University operates through seven Schools: (i) School of Arts, (ii) School of Education, (iii) School of Engineering, (iv) School of Law, (v) School of Management, (vi) School of Medical Science and (vii) School of Science.

At present, the University offers more than 140 long-term and short-term academic programs and courses from intermediate to PhD levels. As of December 2018, the University has produced 28,794 graduates.

Student fees cover 60% in KU’s financial management. The same percentage of student fees goes into salary and allowances. Other sources cover 40%, whereas the government support is 10%. A total of about 10% of the students studying in the University at various levels receive scholarships apart from educational loan facilities and other sponsoring schemes from different organizations.

KU runs academic programs most of which are credited for being introduced for the first time in the country. Business Administration, Pharmacy, Environmental Science, Biotechnology, Human Biology, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Geomatics Engineering, Development Studies, Social Work, Technical Education, Media Studies, Civil Engineering with Specialization in Hydropower, Landscape Management and Heritage studies, Doctor of Medicine (DM) in Gastroenterology, DM in Neurology and MS by Research in Glaciology count among the pioneering programs in Nepal.

The University marked the year 2016 as its Silver Jubilee Year. On the occasion of the Silver Jubilee celebrations, Prof. Dr Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha, the current Vice-Chancellor, brought forward a vision document, Silver Jubilee Initiatives – Vision 2030, which pledges thrust for quality, innovation, equity, identity, impact and global engagement. These initiatives, founded on the University’s key achievements for 25 years in quality education, will remain instrumental towards achieving the status of a world-class university.

Features

Programs

School of Arts
Department of Arts and Design

Bachelor
Bachelor of Fine Arts GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
Bachelor of Fine Arts STUDIO ART

PhD
Not Available

Master
Not Available

Department of Arts Education

Bachelor
Bachelor in Community Development Programme
Bachelors in Economics

PhD
Doctor of Philosophy(PhD) Programs at the School of Arts

Master
Master in Development Studies
Master in Human and Natural Resources Studies

Department of Development Studies

Bachelor
Not Available

PhD
Not Available

Master
Master in Development Studies

Department of Languages and Mass Communication

Bachelor
Bachelor in Media Studies

PhD
Not Available

Master
Not Available

Department of Music

Bachelor
Bachelor in Music

PhD
Not Available

Master
Master in Music

School of Education

Department of Education

Bachelor
Bachelor in Chinese Language Teaching

PhD
Doctor of Philosophy(PhD) in Education

Master
Master in Sustainable Development
Master in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (MTVET)
Master of Education in Leadership and Management (1 Year Program)
Master of Education (M Ed) in English Language Teaching (ELT)
Masters of Education in Leadership and Management(2 year program)
Masters of Education(M.Ed) in Mathematics Education
Masters of Philosophy in Educational Leadership
Masters of Philosophy(MPhil) in Development Studies
Masters of Philosophy(MPhil) in Education, specialising STEAM
Masters of Philosophy(MPhil) in English Language Education
One Year M.Ed Pedagogical Studies

School of Engineering

Department of Chemical Science & Engineering

Bachelor
Bachelor in Engineering (Chemical Engineering)

PhD
Not Available

Master
Master of Philosophy (Physics)

Department of Civil Engineering

Bachelor
Bachelor of Architecture
Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering

PhD
Not Available

Master
Master of Engineering in (Structural Engineering)

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Bachelor
Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering)
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)

PhD
Not Available

Master
Master of Engineering (Computer Engineering)
Master of Engineering (Information Technology)

Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Bachelor
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

PhD
Not Available

Master
Master of Engineering (Electrical Power Engineering)

Department of Geomatics Engineering

Bachelor
Bachelor of Engineering in Geomatics Engineering

PhD
Not Available

Master
Master in Land Administration

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

PhD
Not Available

Master
Master of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
Master of Engineering (Planning and Operation of Energy System)

School of Law

Department of Law

Bachelor
Not Available

PhD
Not Available

Master
Master of Laws (LLM)

School of Management

Department of Management

Bachelor
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Bachelor of Business Administration(BBA)(EMPHASIS)
Bachelor of Business Administration(BBA)(Honors)
Bachelor of Business Information System (BBIS)

PhD
Doctor of Philosophy in Management
Master of Philosophy in Management (MPhilM)

Master
Master of Business Administration(Executive) (EMBA)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Department of Management and Informatics Section

Bachelor
Bachelors of Business Information System(BBIS)

PhD
Not Available

Master
Not Available

School of Medical Science

Department of Medical Science

Bachelor
Bachelor in Dental Science(BDS)
Bachelor in Nursing Science(BNS)
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery(MBBS)
Bachelor of Midwifery(B.MID)
Bachelor of Physiotherapy(BPT)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing(B.SC.N)

PhD
Not Available

Master
Doctor of Medicine/Master of Surgery (DM/M.CH.)
Doctor of Medicine/Master of Surgery(MD/MS)
Master of Dental Surgery(MDS)
Master of Science in Medical (MSc.M)
Master of Science in Midwifery
Master of Science in Nursing Program

School of Science

Department of Biotechnology

Bachelor
Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology

PhD
Not Available

Master
Master in Science by Research (Biotechnology)

Department of Environment Science & Engineering

Bachelor
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science(B.Sc.ES)
Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Engineering

PhD
Doctor of Philosophy(PhD) in Environmental Science

Master
Master of Technology(M.Tech) in Environmental Engineering

Department of Mathematics

Bachelor
Bachelor of Science in Computational Mathematics

PhD
Doctor of Philosophy(PhD) in Mathematics

Master
Master of Philosophy(M.Phil.) in Mathematics

Department of Pharmacy

Bachelor
Bachelor of Pharmacy

PhD
Doctor in Philosophy(PhD) in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Master
Master in Pharmacy
Master in Science by Research (Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Master of Pharmacy(Industrial Pharmacy)

Department of Physics

Bachelor
Not Available

PhD
Doctor of Philosophy(PhD) in Physics

Master
Master of Philosophy in Physics

Admission

Fall (July-September) is the normal annual intake time for all the Undergraduate and Post Graduate programs of Kathmandu University. Exceptions are with some Graduate and Post-graduate programs, where a concerned School/Department decides on the intake time considering internal needs.

The standard admission process in the University includes some or all of the following screening criteria:

  • Entrance Test (paper- or computer-based)
  • Analytical Essay Writing
  • Group Discussion
  • Personal Interview

Details of eligibility criteria for enrollment individual programs are available in the webpage of each School. Please follow the links below:

Scholarship

Kathmandu University (KU) has been providing various scholarships to a number of its meritorious and needy students in order to encourage and to promote quality education for leadership. Several financial Support Schemes in KU have helped to maintain a high academic standard. As generating supports from all sections of society is the basic principle involved in financing the development and operating costs of the university, our policy is to encourage all sectors to contribute to the scholarship fund to be utilized for financially weak but meritorious students. In order to fulfil its aim and objectives, KU has presently operating following school wise scholarship programs.

1. Scholarships in KU SOS (for students in KU School of Science Programs)

2. Scholarships in KU SOE (for students in KU School of Engineering Programs)

3. Scholarships in KU SOM (for students in KU School of Management Programs)

4. Scholarships in KU SOED (for students in KU School of Education Programs)

5. Scholarships in KU SOA (for students in KU School of Arts Programs)

6. Scholarships in KU SOMS (for students in KU School of Medical Sciences Programs)

1. Scholarships in KU SOS program:

i) Scholarship for UNG students:

KU SOS Scholarship:

It is focused for meritorious and needy (economically weak) students successfully admitted in KU UNG programs. For every 30 fee-paying students, the student will be admitted on full or partial scholarship (equivalent to the fee of one student). This scholarship is provided to 1st-year students at the time of admission, first time on need basis and then based on their academic performance reviewing annually. They need to maintain a minimum total GPA of 3.0 to continue in each academic year. Also, it will not be regular for students who have to appear compartmental exams and who does not maintain discipline.

KU Educational Loan:

Under this category, an educational loan will be provided to the selected students enabling them to meet 25% to 50% of total fees charged by the university. This educational loan depends on the available fund in each UNG program of SOS as per KU rule. It is required that the student must sign a contract paper with the university (as a bond paper) for its refund. Other conditions are the same as that in KU scholarship. The number of this educational loan offered in this scheme depends upon the available educational loan fund which in turn is dependent on the return/payment of the loan received by students in earlier years.

ii) KU Graduate Assistantship:

This scholarship is focused on M.Sc. / M.S. by research, M. Phil. and PhD students of SOS based on their academic performance or expertise. In this category, the student is provided teaching assistantship to waive the tuition fee.

For details, please contact the School of Science. Dhulikhel, Kavre.

2) Scholarships in KU SOE programs:

i) Scholarship for UNG students:

KU SOE Scholarship:

It is focused for meritorious and needy (economically weak) students successfully admitted in KU UNG programs. For every 30 fee-paying students, ONE student will be admitted on full or partial scholarship(equivalent to the fee of one student). This scholarship is provided to 1st-year students at the time of admission, first time on need basis and then based on their academic performance, after reviewing each year. They need to maintain a minimum total GPA of 3.0 to continue in each academic year. Also, it will not be regular for students who have to appear compartmental exams and who does not maintain discipline.

KU Educational Loan:

Under this category, an educational loan will be provided to the selected students enabling them to meet 25% to 50% of total fees charged by the university. This educational loan depends on the available fund in each UNG program of SOE as per KU rule. It is required that the student must sign a contract paper with the university (as a bond paper) for its refund. Other conditions are the same as that in KU scholarship. The number of this educational load offered in this scheme depends upon the available loan scholarship fund which in turn is dependent on the return/payment of the loan received by students in earlier years.

ii) KU Graduate Assistantship:

This assistantship is focused for M. Tech./M.S. by research, M. Phil. and PhD students of SoE based on their academic performance or exposited. In this category, the student is provided teaching assistantship to cover partial or full tuition fee.

iii) Other Scholarships for Engineering Students:

Geomatics Engineering

• This scholarship is provided by Nepal Government for pursuing B.E. in Geomatics Engineering. The scholarship covers 33% of the Total fee for twenty-one candidates, three from each Province. It is awarded based on KUCAT ranking of Geomatics Engineering candidates from each Province.

Mechanical Engineering

• B.E. in Mechanical Engineering student (4 years) student by Jasutara Memorial Foundation. This scholarship is especially for one female student and 50% of tuition fee is waived (Not regular).

• E & T Scholarship provides 25% of tuition fee to 1 girl student of B.E. Mechanical Engineering.

Computer Engineering

• Web Search Pvt. Ltd. The full tuition fee for four students is paid by the sponsor. This program was started in 2007 and will last till 2011.

• IT Himalaya Scholarship Program: Sponsored by IT Himalaya (P) Ltd. (Dutch Nepali joint venture), Awarded to one Computer Engineering student every year.

• Simula Research Laboratory Scholarship for M.S. by Research with Rs 9000 stipend per month for 1 student.

Electrical Engineering(Power)

• M.E. in Electrical Power Engineering student with full tuition fee plus a monthly stipend of NRS 18,000.00 to 05 Nepalese and 05 foreign students through NOMA program.

For details, please contact the School of Engineering. Dhulikhel, Kavre.

3) Scholarships in KU SOM for the MBA program:

KU SOM Scholarship:

This scholarship is provided to one MBA student out of a group of 24 students. It is available at the time of admission upon submission of the Financial Aid Form supported by necessary documents. The Schools Admission and Examination Committee, after examining the documents and interviewing the applicants decides to award the scholarship on need basis.

The student receiving this scholarship must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.3 in the subsequent terms to qualify for its continuation. This scholarship involves full or partial waiver in tuition and other fees.

Juddha Bahadur Scholarship:

This scholarship is paid out of the interest earned from the fund donated by Mr Juddha Bahadur Shrestha. One or more students receive this scholarship that involves full or partial waiver of tuition and other fees depending on the availability of money every year.

The proceeding that is followed is the same as in the case of KU Scholarship.

For details, please contact School of Management, Balkumari, Lalitpur.

4) Scholarships in KU SOED programs:

i) KU Graduate Assistantship:

This is provided to M.Ed., M.Phil and PhD students in SOED based on their academic performance or expertise. In case, teaching assistantship is provided to selected student.

ii) M.Ed. Scholarship:

For M.Ed. students in rolled in Environmental Education and Sustainable Development program. It is project-based scholarship. Each student gets Rs. 15,000.00(monthly) up to TWO years. This scholarship program is run for 3 academic years. For Nepali candidate, public school teachers are nominated by the Department of Education, Nepal government for appearing in the entrance examination and based on their performance in it, candidates are selected.

No. of fellowships: 04 (from Bangladesh) and 11 (for Nepal).

For details, please contact School of Education, Balkumari, Lalitpur.

5) Scholarships in KU SOA programs:

i) Scholarship for UNG students:

KU SOA Scholarship:

It is focused for meritorious and needy (economically weak) students successfully admitted in KU UNG programs. For every 24 fee-paying students, the student will be admitted on full or partial scholarship(equivalent to the fee of one student). This scholarship is provided to 1st-year students at the time of admission, first time on need basis and then based on their academic performance reviewing annually. They need to maintain a minimum total GPA of 3.0 to continue in each academic year. Also, it will not be regular for students who have to appear compartmental exams and who does not maintain discipline.

KU Educational Loan:

Under this category, an educational loan will be provided to the selected students enabling them to meet 25% to 50% of total fees charged by the university. This educational load depends on the available fund in each UNG program of SOA as per KU rule. It is required that the student must sign a contract paper with the university (as a bond paper) for its refund. Other conditions are the same as that in KU scholarship. The number of this educational loan offered in this scheme depends upon the available scholarship fund which in turn is dependent on the return/payment of the loan received by students in earlier years.

For details, please contact School of Arts, Balkumari, Kathmandu.

6) Scholarships in KU SOMS programs:

(i) MBBS Level through Ministry of Education & Sports (ONE seat) and through Panauti Municipality (ONE seat).

(ii) Master-level through the School of Medical Sciences ( FIVE seats for medical & Dental and TWO seats for Nursing and Paramedical)

NOTE: For the scholarships offered by other agencies or project-based specific conditions and procedures may apply.

For details, please contact School of Medical Science, Chaukot, Kavre.

Procedures for Application and Awarding of Scholarships:

1. General information on scholarship and financial schemes will be announced during the admission time.

2. The application form will be distributed during online admission.

3. Application form, with all necessary supporting documents, has to be submitted as specified in the Financial Support Scheme form.

4. Interview of the applicant will take place during the admission time.

5. The decision of the award of the scholarship/financial support will be made before the candidate is admitted to the program.

6. University reserves the right to select the appropriate candidate from among the applicants.

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