Tri Chandra College (Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus) was established in 1918 AD (1975 BS) by Chandra Shumsher. Tri-Chandra College (TC) is a constituent campus of Tribhuvan University (TU), which is located in Ghantaghat, Kathmandu. TC is one of the oldest institutes of higher learning in Nepal.
The name Tri-Chandra is a shortened combination of two words: Tribhuvan for late His Majesty Tribhuwan Bir Bikram Shah and Chandra for Rana Prime Minister Chandra Shumsher. The college was formerly named Tribhuvan Chandra Intermediate Campus but later renamed and truncated to Tri-Chandra.
Tri-Chandra Campus is Nepal's first institution of higher education. It introduced science at the Intermediate level a year later, marking the genesis of formal science education in the country. However, up until the advent of democracy in 2007 BS, the college was not accessible to the general public, however only to a handful of "noble" members of the Rana regime.
The main purpose of imparting science at that time was to prepare the students for further studies in technical subjects, such as medicine, engineering, agriculture, forestry, etc., in India. The science teaching at Tri-Chandra (TC) was upgraded to the Bachelor level (B.Sc.) in 1945 AD. Tri-Chandra was originally affiliated to the University of Calcutta, then to Patna University before finally being constituted into Tribhuvan University (TU) since 1959 AD.
The Tri-Chandra College offers numerous programs across science and humanities. In science, it runs BSc and MSc programs; while in humanities, it offers BA and MA programs.
Courses Offered by Tri-Chandra Campus:
- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- MA Nepali
- MA in Anthropology
- MA in Rural Development
- MA in Sociology
- Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counseling Psychology
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Environmental Science
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Microbiology
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Physics
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Geology
- M.Sc in Engineering Geology
- M.Sc in Microbiology
- Master of Science (M.Sc) Chemistry
Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus
Location: Ghantaghar, Nearby Ratnapark, Kathmandu, Nepal