Tribhuvan University - A Short Introduction

Tribhuvan University - A Short Introduction

Tribhuvan University (TU) is Nepals' public university located in Kirtipur. TU is Nepal's oldest university, having been founded in 1959. It is the world's 12th largest institution in terms of enrollment. Across a wide spectrum of fields, the college offers 2,079 undergraduate and 2,000 postgraduate programs. There are also 61 constituent campuses and over 1,100 linked colleges spread around the country. Tuition costs are less expensive than private (associated) college campuses because it is government-funded.

Since the second democratic movement in 2006, the Prime Minister of Nepal has been the ceremonial chief, the University Chancellor, while the Minister of Education has been the Pro-Chancellor. The Vice Chancellor is the university's Chief Executive Officer. The Rector oversees academic programs, while the Registrar oversees financial management and general administration under the direction of the Vice Chancellor.

The Government of Nepal funds Tribhuvan University, which is a non-profit autonomous institution. The Nepalese government agreed to declare Tribhuvan University as the Central University on January 8, 2013.

Under the auspices of five institutes and four faculties, 40 core departments, 62 constituent campuses, and 1062 associated colleges in various subjects operate. In addition, TU has four research centers. It has been able to meet the needs of a huge number of students despite being one of the world's largest institutions in terms of size and range of programs.

Objectives of Tribhuvan University

  1. To prepare capable human resources required for the overall development of Nepal
  2. To impart standard higher education
  3. To protect and develop national culture and tradition
  4. To involve in extensive, empirical and timely creation of knowledge and research in the fields of arts, science, technology and vocation

 Tribhuvan University has a 52 members senate which is the supreme decision-making body on policies, budget, and rules and regulations for running the university. There are 4 councils constituted as major decision making bodies of the university. 

Executive Council

Executing the decisions of the Senate, making decisions on grants,  and appointing the university officials are its major functions. It consists of 7 members.

 Academic Council

The academic council makes decisions on educational policies and practices regarding curricula, teaching, examinations and research and comprises of 50 members.

Research Coordination Council

It formulates policies on TU research activities, approves guidelines for researchers and coordinates the functions of university level research organizations. Research Directorate is the secretariat of the council. The council consists of 27 members.

Planning Council

The planning council performs an advisory role of preparing short and long-term plans, developing annual programmes and evaluating the implementation of programmes. It consists of 29 members.

Faculties Under Tribhuvan University

  • Institute of Engineering
  • Institute of Medicine
  • Institute of Forestry
  • Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science
  • Institute of Science and Technology
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Management
  • Faculty of Education