Introduction of Pokhara University:
Pokhara University is in its 25th year of establishment and the university is celebrating Silver Jubilee with various programs on this occasion.
It was established in 2054 BS under Pokhara University Act 2053 BS. The University of Pokhara has been established as a result of the continuous and concrete initiatives taken by educationists including local organizations, entrepreneurs, businessmen, intellectuals, social activists, etc., saying that a university should be established in Pokhara as soon as the concept of multi-university was introduced in Nepal after 2040 BS.
It is located in the Pokhara Metropolitan City of Kaski District in the Gandaki Province of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
About 15 kilometers east of Pokhara Valley, the district headquarters of Kaski district, ward no. 30 Khudi, Dhungepatan has all the educational and administrative structures of the university.
The central office of the university, examination control office, academic buildings, library building, laboratories, dormitories, etc. has been constructed on the 114 ropani plot in the place. The office of Pokhara University Service Commission is located in the central office premises of the university.
In the year 2043 BS, the then Shishuwa Adarsh Gaon Panchayat had decided to provide a total of 2,740 ropanis of land in different places of Lekhnath for the establishment of a university. Accordingly, the then government has provided only 1,372 ropanis of land for redistribution of Pokhara University. The rest of the land allotted for the university has not been acquired for tenure.
At present, the university has 4 Constituent Colleges, 133 permanent and 41 contract teachers with a total of 174 teachers and 150 permanent, 4 contracts and 28 service contract administrative staff. Its joint constituent and affiliated colleges employ a total of 2,949 teachers and a total of 1,225 administrative staff.
Educational programs of Pokhara University:
Pokhara University is currently conducting educational programs under four faculties: Faculty of Management, Faculty of Science and Technology, Faculty of Health Sciences, and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. It has 4 schools as Constituent Colleges and 4 educational institutions as Joint Constituent Colleges and 58 affiliated colleges. The Constituent Colleges have been conducting 32 programs including 15 undergraduate programs, 15 postgraduate programs, and 2 undergraduate programs. There are 63 programs in Constituent, Joint Constituent, and affiliated colleges.
A detailed description of the educational programs conducted in the constituent, joint constituent, and affiliated colleges in the academic session 2078 (February, 2022) and the students studying in them.
|S. No.||Council / Constituent Colleges||Running Programs||Total Number of Students|
|1||Council for Doctoral Studies||Ph.D. in Humanities, Ph.D. in Management||12|
|2||School of Business, Pokhara-30, Kaski||MBA (Full Time), MBA (Job Holder), BBA, BBA-BI||871|
|3||School of Health & Allied Science, Pokhara-30, Kaski||B. Pharmacy, BSc MLT, BPH, BSc Nursing, Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT), M. Pharmacy in Natural Product Chemistry, M. Pharmacy in Clinical, Master of Public Health (Health Promotion and Education), Master of Public Health (Public Health Service Management), MSc Medical Microbiology, MSc Medical Biochemistry||706|
|4||School of Engineering, Pokhara-30, Kaski||BE Civil, BE Electricals & Electronics, BE Civil (Rural), BE Software, BE Computer, MSc in Structural Engineering, MSc in Hydropower Engineering, MSc in Electrical Engineering in Power System, MSc in Bioinformatics, MSc in Public Health and Disaster Engineering, MSc in Construction Management||1,128|
|5||School of Development and Social Engineering, Pokhara-30, Kaski||BCES, BDEVS, BED, MPGD, MDEVS||383|
|S. No.||Joint Constituents Colleges||Running Programs||Total Numbers of Students|
|1||Himalaya Eye Institute, Gharipatan, Pokhara||BSc in Optometry, MSc in Optometry||50|
|2||B.P. Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital Nursing Colleges, Bharatpur, Chitwan||BNS (Oncology)||84|
|3||Madan Bhandari Memorial Academy Nepal, Urlabari, Morang.||BE Civil, BE Computer, Bachelor in Architecture, MSc in Construction Management||498|
|4||Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Tilganga, Kathmandu||MSc in Optometry||7|
|S. No.||Affiliated Colleges||Running Programs||Total Number of Students|
|1||Nepal Engineering College, Changunarayan, Bhaktapur||MSc in Construction Management, MSc in Natural Resources Management, MSc IWRM, MSc in Transportation Engineering & Management, BE Civil, BE Civil(Rural), BE Bachelor in Architecture, BE Electrical & Electronics, BE Civil Diploma Holder, Electronics and Communication, BE Computer,||1,867|
|2||School of Environmental Science and Management (SchEMS), Devkota Sadak, Mid Baneshwor, Kathmandu||MSc Environmental Science and Management, BSc Environmental Science and Management, BCA, BBA||378|
|3||Brihaspati College, Siddhararhanagar- 9, Rupandehi||BBA||177|
|4||Tillottama Campus, Tilottama -02, Rupandehi||BBA||339|
|5||Gandaki College of Engineering and Science, Lamachaur, Pokhara-16, Kaski||BE Software, MSc in Information System Engineering.||639|
|6||Institute of Advanced Communication, Education, and Research (IACER) Kathmandu-10, New Baneshwor, Thapagaon Road||MA in English, MPhil in English||98|
|7||Nepal Tourism and Hotel Management College, Chinnedanda, Pokhara, Kaski||BHM, BBA-BI, BBA||700|
|8||Pokhara Engineering College, Phirke, Pokhara, Kaski||MSc in Construction Management, BE Computer, BE Civil, BE Electronics and Communication, Bachelor in Architecture||667|
|9||Ace Institute of Management, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu||EMBA, MBA, MBA(Evening), BBA, BBA-BI||1,342|
|10||Apex College, Devkota Sadak, Kathmandu||MBA, MBA(Evening), BBA, BBA-BI, BCIS, BBA-TT||1,717|
|11||V.S. Niketan College, Minbhawan, Tinkune, Kathmandu||EMBA, BBA||329|
|12||Universal Engineering & Science College, Chakupat, Lalitpur||B.E. Civil, BE Computer||415|
|13||National Open College, Sanepa, Ringroad, Lalitpur||MHCM, PGDHCM, BHCM, BBA, BPH||494|
|14||LA Grande International College, Simalchaur, Pokhara, Kaski||BBA, BCA, BPH||585|
|15||Crimson College of Technology, Devinagar-11, Butwal, Rupandehi||BBA, BCIS, BCA, B. Pharmacy, BSC MLT||717|
|16||Oxford College of Engineering and Management, Oxford Marga, Gaidakot, Nawalparasi||BCA, BBA, BE Civil, BE Electrical & Electronics||1,054|
|17||Lumbini Engineering, Management and Science College, Tilottama-7, Bhalwari, Rupandehi||MSc in Construction Management, BE Civil, BE Computer, BCA, BE Electrical & Electronics||725|
|18||National Academy of Science and Technology Dhangadi, Kailali||BE Civil, BE Computer, BCA, BBA||572|
|19||Nepal College of Information Technology, Balkumari, Lalitpur||ME Computer, MSc Computer Science, MCIS, BE IT, BE Civil, BE Electronics and Communication, BE Software, BE Computer, BBA, BCA||1,771|
|20||Nobel College, Sinamangal, Kathmandu||BBA, BCIS, BHCM, BSc Medical Biochemistry, BPH, BSc MLT, BSc Nursing, BSc Medical Micro-biology, B. Pharmacy, BNS (Oncology), Master of Public Health (Health Promotion Education), Master of Public Health (Public Health Service Management)||1,051|
|21||Cosmos College of Management and Technology, Tutepani, Lalitpur||BE Civil, BE Electronics and Communication, BE IT, BE Computer, BE Architecture, BBA||1088|
|22||Everest Engineering College, Sanepa, Lalitpur||BE It BE Computer, BE Civil||825|
|23||Pokhara College of Management, Pokhara-3, Gyanmarga, Kaski||BBA, BCIS||408|
|24||Brixton College, Bheemdatta-3, (Barahmdev Road),Bhasi, Kanchanpur,||BBA||326|
|25||Excel Business College, New Baneshwor, Lakhechaur Marg, Thapagaun, Kathmandu||MBA, BBA, BBA-BI||427|
|26||Atlantic International College, Galkopakha, Samakhusi, Kathmandu||BBA, BBA-BI||422|
|27||Axis College, Tilottama, Rupandehi||BBA-BI, BBA, BHM||392|
|28||Liberty College, Anamnagar, Kathmandu||BBA, BHM||354|
|29||Siddhartha International College, Butwal, Rupandehi||BBA-BI, BBA||380|
|30||CAMAD College, Sukedhara, Kathmandu||BBA, BDEVS||173|
|31||Uniglobe College, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu||MBA Finance, MBA, BBA-BI, BBA||870|
|32||Citizen College, Kumaripati, Lalitpur||BBA, BCA, BBA TT||305|
|33||SAIM College, Devkota Sadak, Old Baneshwor, Kathmandu||MBA Global Business, BBA||364|
|34||Kshitiz International College, Kalikanagar, Butwal||BBA, BBA-BI||514|
|35||Quest International College, Gwarko, Lalitpur||MBA, BBA, BHM||728|
|36||Alpine Management College, Nepalgunj, Surkhet Road, Banke||BBA, BHM||296|
|37||Platinum Management College, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu||BBA, BHM||409|
|38||Amity College, Bhimdutta-6, Kanchanpur||BBA, BHCM||437|
|39||Victoria International College, Ghorahi, Dang||BBA||198|
|40||Rapti Engineering College, Ghorahi, Saniambapur, Dang||BCA, BE Civil||186|
|41||Nepal Western Management and Engineering College, Dhangadhi, Santoshi Tole, Kailali||BBA-BI, BHM||128|
|42||Ritz College of Engineering and Management, Balkumari, Lalitpur||BHM, BBA, BE Civil||464|
|43||Sahid Ramnath Dahal Smriti College, Banasthali, Kathmandu||BBA||75|
|44||Boston International College, Bharatpur, Hakimchok, Chitwan||MBA, BCIS, BBA, BBA-BI||748|
|45||CIST College, Sangam Chowk, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu||BPH, B. Pharmacy, M. Pharmacy(Clinical)||346|
|46||Butwal Model College Omsatiya, Kattaiya, Rupandehi||BBA, BHM||280|
|47||Apollo International College, Lakhechaur Marg, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu||BBA, BBA-BI, BHM||521|
|48||United Technical College, Bharatpur, Chitwan||BE Civil, BE Electrical & Electronics, BE Computer, MSC Costruction Management||596|
|49||Modern Technical College, Sanepa, Lalitpur||BSc MLT, BPH, B. Pharmacy||260|
|50||Rajdhani Model College, Old Baneshwor, Kathmandu||BBA, BHM, MBA(Evening)||475|
|51||Atharva Business College, Bansbari, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu||BBA, BHCM, BHM||315|
|52||Shubhashree College of Management, Kantimarga, Newbaneswor, Kathmandu||BBA, BHM||276|
|53||Medhavi College, Shankhamul, Kathmandu||BBA, BCIS, BHM||446|
|54||Valley State College, Basantachowk-09, Chitwan||BBA||191|
|55||Imperial Business College, Hattisar, Kamladi, Kathmandu||BBA, BHCM||478|
|56||Central College, Sinamangal, Kathmandu||BBA, BHM, BHCM||206|
|57||Malpi International College, Baluwatar, Kathmandu||BBA, BBA-BI||122|
|58||College of Engineering and Management, Shitalnagar, Nepalgunj, Banke||BE Civil, BE IT||156|
Seventeenth Convocation of Pokhara University:
The first graduation ceremony of Pokhara University was held on 2058-10-7. The 16th Convocation Ceremony of the University was held on 2075-12-20 (April 03, 2019). A total of 37,588 undergraduate and postgraduate students have graduated from various faculties in the past 16 graduations. The number of students graduating in the 17th year is 11,268.
At the graduation ceremony, the student who gets the highest marks in all the programs of the postgraduate level will get the gold-plated Vice-Chancellor's medal and the student who gets the highest marks in all the programs of the undergraduate level will get the gold-plated Vice-Chancellor's medal. In addition, the student who achieves the highest score in the undergraduate program will receive the Gold Oxford Medal. Students who have a CGPA of 3.7 or higher in the undergraduate programs of the university and a CGPA of 3.8 or higher in the postgraduate level programs will be awarded the Dean's List. In the 17th Convocation, 931 students of various disciplines have been selected for the title of Dean List.
Number of students graduating from various faculties and programs in the 17th Convocation Ceremony (Academic Session 2078 (February 2022)
|B.Sc. M LT||82||86||168||140|
|BE Civil Rural||32||22||54||19|
|Faculty wise Dean's List Record||Total||Attendees|
|Faculty of Management Studies||Master||219||160|
|Faculty of Health Sciences||Master||18||17|
|Faculty of Science and Technology||Master||57||39|
|Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences||M Phil||5||5|
Pokhara University Scholarship:
The University of Pokhara has been giving free scholarships to the poor and deserving and reserved quota students who want to study in its Constituent, Joint Constituent, and affiliated colleges every year through open competition at the national level. Of the scholarship quotas to be received by the university, 60 percent quota is open and 40 percent quota is reserved for the disabled, martyrs, and Jana Andolan injured victims, remote, Dalit, Janajati, and Madhesi communities apart from the local scholarship and teacher and staff children quota. In both open and reserved scholarship quotas, 50/50 percent scholarship quota is reserved for women.
Candidates who have passed SEE or SLC by studying at least class 6 to class 10 in a public school and have also passed the scholarship selection entrance examination as per the rules in the free scholarship quota to be given to the university as mentioned above. Scholarships will also be available on a merit basis to candidates who have passed SEE or SLC by studying in public schools (except those who have studied from classes 6 to 10) and institutional schools in case of vacancies.
Pokhara University is the only university in Nepal to offer a large number of free scholarships. Last year, a total of 957 students from 811 undergraduate programs and 146 undergraduate, MPhil, and doctoral programs were offered free scholarships. This year, the university is providing scholarships to a total of 1,176 students in various programs.
Pokhara University Teaching Hospital
From the 21st General Assembly of Pokhara University, It has been decided to bring 100 (one hundred) bed Pokhara University Teaching Hospital into operation in 2078 BS. Accordingly, the work related to the operation of Pokhara University Teaching Hospital is moving forward. The university has passed the proposal and working procedure of the hospital by allocating around Rs. 210 million for the appointment of executive director of the teaching hospital and operation of the teaching hospital.
The work of preparing the women's dormitory building constructed within the "D" block of 114 ropanis of land (33 ropanis of Area Number 2123) at Khudi, Dhungepatan, Pokhara-30, which is currently in operation at the university, has been intensified as a 100-bed Pokhara University Teaching Hospital. The students in the dormitory building have been shifted to a local private building on the north side behind the university's academic building complex. The work has been increased by preparing a plan from the consultant to modify the hostel building as a teaching hospital operation.
A procurement committee has been formed to procure the necessary equipment for the teaching hospital and its specification, the cost estimate has been prepared and the arrangement of doctors, nurses, and staff required for the hospital has also reached the final stage. The university has already laid the foundation stone for the construction of a state-of-the-art Pokhara University Teaching Hospital with a helipad on the roof in the "B" block (26 ropanis of Area Number 2122) of 114 ropanis of land between Pokhara-30, Khudi, Dhungepatan Examination Control Office and Academic Building Complex.
Pokhara University International Relations:
Strengthen the international cooperation of the university in line with the policy of exchanging study, teaching, research and exploration for the production of high-quality manpower by making the university competitive in such a way as to establish a strong academic quality, research and teaching method and make the quality of education internationally competitive. International relations with institutions have been expanding.
Accordingly, the University has developed a national and international partner network through its Center for International Relations, focusing on teacher and student exchanges and assisting international guests and researchers in conducting their educational activities.
In addition, this body has been conducting international assistance and cooperation for the purpose of assisting the faculty, students, and staff of the university to participate and conduct international workshops, seminars, and projects and to develop the educational capabilities required for the development and progress of the university and society.
The University has established various educational and non-educational institutions in Nepal including Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Italy, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Philippines, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA, and various universities of 20 countries. It has expanded its relationship with educational institutions.
At present, there are more than 26 domestic and foreign universities and educational institutions that have signed the MoU.
Upcoming programs of Pokhara University:
1) Establishment of medical colleges, tourism industry, and sports-related colleges.
2) Establishment of research and study center for herbs found in mountainous and mid-hilly areas.
3) Conducting a Ph.D. program in civil engineering.
4) Expansion of organic colleges in districts deprived of higher education.
5) Operation of BE Agriculture, Mechanical, and Recreation Engineering program.
6) Conducting MSc Health Engineering program.
7) Bachelor of Diet and Nutrition program operation.
8) Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics program operation.
9) Operation of MSc Hematology and MSc Pharmacology programs.
10) Conducting MPH Health Policy Research Program.
11) Conducting a Ph.D. program in Health Sciences.
12) Conducting programs on law and education.
13) Conducting programs on tourism, paragliding, trekking, mountaineering, hiking, Ayurveda etc.
14) Expanding business-oriented programs.
Brief introduction of the chief guest:
Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, Leading Educational Scholar and Educational Administrator of Nepal, is the Chief Guest at the Convocation Ceremony of Pokhara University. He was born on the 7th of Shrawan in 1997 BS in Khurkot of Sindhuli district. He currently resides in Dhulikhel, Kavrepalanchok District, Bagmati Province.
Dr. Sharma received his primary education in the Sanskrit language in Sindhuli in his childhood. He then went to Shonwarsa, India in 2008 to further his studies. After studying there for one year, he got school-level education from Saraswati High School, Janakpur in 2013 BS. He passed ISC from Amrit Science College and BSc from Tri-Chandra College and did MSc in Chemistry from the Karnataka University of India under the Colombo Plan Scholarship.
He then taught for 10 years at Trichandra College and Tribhuvan University. He then did his doctorate in chemistry in 2033 from the University of South Bank in London.
Dr. Sureshraj Sharma is the Founder Vice-Chancellor of Kathmandu University, established in 2048 BS as the first community university in Nepal, and is the Chairman of the Conservation Committee of the University.
He has served efficiently as the first Executive Director of the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT), Member-Secretary of the National Education Committee, Member of the National Commission for UNESCO, and National Representative of the SAARC Technical Committee on Science and Technology.
He has played an important role in the formulation of the National Education Policy and in the development of appropriate human resources by incorporating up-to-date technology in the formulation and implementation of new educational curricula. He has published many books, research papers, articles, textbooks, and other textbooks.
He was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2070 by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He has received Mahendra Vidya Bhushan, the famous strong Gorkha Dakshin Bahu, the prestigious Rashtradip medals, and various medals and awards from the national and international levels. He is a recipient of public honors from sixty NGOs in Nepal.Pokhara University