Far Western University (FWU) was established in 2010 by the Act of Parliament as a government-funded national university to function as a prime academic institution in the country in terms of academic excellence, research-based education, community engagement, and partnership.
The central office of the university is located at Bhimdatta Municipality of Kanchanpur district, Far West Province, Nepal. The strategic location of the University Central Campus and its constituent campuses at the Far West Province gives access to local people to higher education and provides an opportunity for the overall development of the region.
FWU (Sudurpaschim university) has been fulfilling its responsibility of making higher education accessible to the people of this region through its constituent campuses in the nine districts of Far West Province. Adopting the principle of the “right to education and accessibility of higher education to deserving students,” Far Western University has been delivering diverse educational programs, both at undergraduate and graduate level, through six faculties including Humanities and Social Sciences, Education, Management, Science and Technology, Engineering, and Agriculture. The university follows a semester academic calendar. The undergraduate courses and graduate courses of the university are of four-year duration and two-year duration respectively. The university has started MPhil and Ph.D. research degrees in February 2021.
Far Western University is engaged in introducing new curricula, revisiting pedagogy, strengthening the existing academic programs, diversifying bachelor’s degree programs, and introducing course-based MPhil and Ph.D. degrees. To move forward in achieving academic excellence and becoming one of the best institutions in the nation, a comprehensive strategic document has been prepared to support the mission and vision of the university.
Currently, Far Western University has a total of 1166 staff (965 teachings and 201 non-teaching) from different academic backgrounds and diverse geographical locations. About 1097 students from different academic and Socioeconomic backgrounds and especially from the diverse geography of nine districts of the Far Western region are studying in the various faculties at the Far Western University. The university has been planning to expand its academic programs. It has also signed MOU with different national and international academic institutions, Universities, local and provincial governmental organizations, and international research and development organizations.
Goals: To provide quality education and equip students with the knowledge, skills, positive attitude, and values, to create opportunities and support for research by enhancing public engagement, and to ensure the financial and environmental sustainability of the University.
Core Values and Principles: Academic excellence: To provide the best possible education considering all aspects of students’ academic development by adopting a dynamic teaching-learning environment Lifelong learning: To develop and impart a positive attitude through continuous learning to act cautiously even in adverse situation Accountability: To encourage a sense of responsibility on the processes and outcomes of...
Mission: To provide a professional and scholarly environment by developing institutional structures and mechanisms that enable faculty, students, and staff, devising academic programs that contribute towards the advancement of knowledge and thereby cultivating active citizenship through teaching, research, collaboration, and community engagement.
Vision: To gain recognition as a prime university committed to providing quality education, and enhancing research and innovation to meet the needs of society.
Mahendranagar, Bhimdatta Municipality, Kanchanpur, Sudurpashchim Pradesh, Nepal
Phone: +977-99-520729, +977-99-520727, +977-99-520728
Email: [email protected]