Best engineering colleges in Nepal

Best engineering colleges in Nepal

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Study Info CentreMon May 17 2021

Pulchowk Campus, KEC, and KU are some of the popular colleges that offer computer engineering, electronics engineering, civil engineering, and mechanical engineering in Nepal. Here, are some best colleges to study engineering in Nepal

Nepal boasts some great colleges for students hoping to pursue engineering. The bachelor of engineering degree is generally 4 years long and is provided by over 15 private and government colleges in Nepal with the affiliation of TU, PU, KU, and so on.  

Students who are intrigued by technology and how things are made might be exploring engineering colleges as the ending of their +2 approaches. If you are one of those students wondering “which is the best engineering college in Nepal?”, keep reading. 

In this guide, we have listed the 10 best colleges to study engineering in Nepal. 

These colleges are selected based on the employer's reputation, reputed departments, teaching team, tuition fees, college output, student satisfaction, research facilities, scholarships, national and international recognition, job opportunities, and so on. 

Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus

Pulchowk Campus provides students with engineering degrees under the banner of Tribhuvan University (TU). The academic excellence, well-built infrastructures, learning environment, brilliant faculty members make Pulchowk campus the top engineering college in Nepal. 

The professor and associate professors of Pulchows campus have received their doctorate from reputed international Universities  (USA, Russia, Japan etcetera). There are different clubs like the Robotics club to accelerate student growth. The course curriculum provided by the Pulchowk campus demonstrates the perfect balance of theory and practical applications. 

Students need to appear on the IOE entrance exam and get a commendable score to be admitted to the Pulchowk campus.

Additionally, the Pulchowk campus is also known for its affordable tuition fees.

The general full tuition fees for a 4-year bachelor course in Pulchowk campus is around 3 lakhs (for 4 years). There is also a provision of scholarships in Pulchowk Campus. 

Employers from different industries of Nepal seek out the Pulchowk college graduates. 

Pulchowk Campus is particularly famous for electronics, communication, and computer engineering. It is also considered one of the best computer engineering colleges in Nepal.

Bachelors of Engineering Programs in Pulchowk Campus (Undergraduate )

  • Bachelors of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelors of Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelors of Electronics, Communication and Information Engineering
  • Bachelors of Computer Engineering
  • Bachelors of Aerospace engineering
  • Bachelor of Architecture Engineering

Masters program in Pulchowk Campus

  • M.Sc. in Renewable Engineering
  • M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering
  • M.Sc. in Structural Engineering
  • M.Sc. In sustainable water sanitation Health and development
  • M.Sc. Program in Construction Management
  • M.Sc. in Energy System Planning and Management
  • M.Sc. in Water Resources Engineering
  • M.Sc. in Transportation Engineering
  • M. Sc. in Technology and Innovation Management
  • M.Sc. in Computer System Engineering and Knowledge Management
  • M.Sc. in Energy Efficient Building
  • M.Sc. in Urban Planning
  • M.Sc. in Power System Engineering
  • M.Sc. in Climate change
  • M.Sc. in Applied Math
  • M.Sc. in Material Science
  • M.Sc. in Information and communication engineering
  • M.Sc. in Disaster Risk management
  • M.Sc. in Hydropower Engineering
  • M.Sc. in Computer Engineering Specialization in Data Science and Analytics
  • M.Sc. in Geotechnical Engineering

Kathmandu University School of Engineering

Kathmandu University is another best engineering college in Nepal. KU is a non-government university that offers both undergraduate and postgraduate engineering degrees in Nepal. KU is situated in Dhulikhel which is about 30 Km away from the bustling city of Kathmandu. 

The students need to appear on the entrance examination that KU takes and score a minimum percentage to be eligible for admission. The general tuition fees for 4-year BE degree in engineering is an average of NPR 5.5 lakhs. 

KU is particularly famous for mechanical engineering since it is considered one of the best colleges for mechanical engineering in Nepal.

Bachelors of Engineering program provided by KU

  • Bachelors of Mechanical engineering
  • Bachelors of Electrical and Electronics engineering
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelors of Civil Engineering
  • BTech in Environmental Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering
  • Bachelors of Architecture
  • Bachelors of Geomatics engineering

Masters Program provided by KU

  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical engineering
  • ME in Structural engineering
  • ME in computer engineering
  • ME in Electrical Power Engineering
  • ME in Communications Engineering

Kathmandu Engineering College (KEC)

Kathmandu Engineering College is a TU-affiliated private engineering college. It is located in Kalimati, Kathmandu. KEC was established in 1998 and has the best environment for engineering students. KEC has dedicated infrastructures that an engineering college need like laboratories, computer and electronics labs, multi-purpose hall, presentation rooms etcetera. 

The total course fee (4 years) in KEC ranges from NPR 9 Lakhs to 15 Lakhs for Nepali students. There is also a provision of scholarships for deserving students depending upon the IOE entrance score. 

The main undergraduate programs offered by KEC are:

  • Bachelors in electrical engineering
  • Bachelors in electronics and communication engineering
  • Bachelors in Computer engineering
  • Bachelors in civil engineering
  • Bachelors in Architecture

IOE, Thapathali Campus

Thapathali Campus is another public engineering college in Nepal It is located at Thapathali. IOE entrance examination is the requirement for the Thapathali campus as well. This campus has great labs, computer facilities, teacher teams, robotics clubs etcetera so as to help students thrive. 

The tuition fees of the Thapathali campus are similar to that of the Pulchowk campus and ranges from 3 lakhs to 4 lakhs for 4 year engineering period. There is a high scholarship provision for deserving students on the Thapathali campus.

Bachelors in Engineering provided by Thapathali Campus

  • Bachelor in Computer engineering
  • Bachelor in Automobile engineering
  • Bachelor in Architecture
  • Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor in Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor in Electronics and communication engineering

Masters program offered by Thapathali Campus

  • MSc. in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing
  • MSc. in Earthquake Engineering

Institute of Engineering, Purbanchal Campus (ERC)

Eastern Region Campus, otherwise known as Purbanchal Campus or ERC is a government college that offers a bachelor's in the engineering program. ERC is a constituent campus of TU.  It was established in 2034 BS. 

Students need to appear on the IOE entrance exam and score a decent mark to be eligible for ERC. Just like the Pulchowk campus, the full fee for Nepali students ERC campus is around NPR 3 lakhs for 4 years. 

BE programs offered ERC are listed below: 

  • Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor in Agricultural Engineering
  • Bachelor in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelors in Architecture

Advanced College of Engineering and Management

Advanced College of Engineering and Management was established in 2000. It is one of the best engineering colleges in Nepal and has huge market dominance in Nepal. 

The advanced college offers a bachelor's in engineering program in affiliation with Pulchowk Campus. The faculty members and teachers of the Advanced colleges mostly have master's degrees and doctorate. The lab is well equipped with modern tools. 

The general fees for Nepali students in the Advanced college of engineering range from NPR 9 Lakhs to 14 Lakhs for the 4-year course. This college also offers merit-based scholarships to students of several faculties.

The courses offered by Advanced college are: 

  1. Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  2. Bachelor of Computer Engineering
  3. Bachelor of Electronics, Communication and Information engineering
  4. Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
  5. Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA)

Institute of Engineering, Pashimanchal Campus (WRC)

WRC is one of the public engineering colleges. It is a constituents campus TU. It offers both bachelor's and master's programs. WRC is located in the beautiful city of Pokhara.

The allocated seats of WRC are similar to that of the Pulchowk campus and so is the fee structure. There is also a provision of scholarships for eligible students.

There is also a limited number of seats for students in boys as well as girls hostel. 

BE programs offered WRC

  • Bachelors in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelors in Automobile and mechanical engineering
  • Bachelors in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelors in Geomatics Engineering
  • Bachelors in Electronics, communication and Information Engineering
  • Bachelors in Computer Engineering

Masters program in WRC

  • MSc in Communication and Information Technology
  • MSc in Distributed Generation Engineering
  • MSc in Infrastructure Engineering and Management

Nepal Engineering College (NEC)

NEC is a private engineering college affiliated with Pokhara University. It was established in 1994 and maintained its position as one of the top engineering colleges of Nepal. Nepal Engineering College is situated in Changunarayan, Bhaktapur. 

Bachelors in Engineering provided by NEC

  • BE in Computer engineering
  • BE in Electronics and communication engineering
  • Bachelor in Architecture (BArch)
  • Bachelors in Civil Engineering
  • BE in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • BE in Civil and Rural Engineering
  • Bachelors of Engineering in Information Technology (BE.IT)

Masters program offered by NEC

  • MSc. in Transportation Engineering and Management
  • MSc. in Natural Resources Management
  • MSc. in Construction Management
  • MSc in Water Resources Management

Kantipur Engineering College (KEC)

Kantipur Engineering College is located in Dhapakhel, Lalitpur. It is a private engineering college affiliated with TU. Students need to bring at least 40% of the full mark in the IOE entrance exam to get admission to KEC. The tuition fees for a 4-year engineering program ranges from NPR 8 Lakhs to NPR 12 Lakh. 

This college welcomes international students as well. These international students need not appear in the entrance examination and are selected by the special admission committee. 

The undergraduate programs offered by KEC are: 

  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Electronics, Communication and Information Engineering
  • Bachelor in Electrical Engineering (proposed)
  • Bachelor in Architecture (Proposed)

Nepal College of Information and Technology

Also called NCIT, Nepal College of Information and Technology is a Pokhara affiliated college that provides undergraduate and graduate programs covering the different realms of engineering. It was established in 2001 and is located in Balkumari, Lalitpur. 

NCIT goals to achieve academic excellence in the engineering fields by focusing on intensive and modern teaching approaches, fully functional labs, well-structured classrooms, grand library etcetera. 

Bachelors of Engineering programs provided by NCIT is: 

  • Bachelor of Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Information technology (IT)

Masters program at NCIT

  • Master’s  in Computer Information System
  • Master of Computer Engineering
  • Master of Computer Science

Other Popular Engineering college of Nepal

  • Himalayan College of Engineering
  • Khwopa College of Engineering
  • Nepal College of Information and Technology
  • National College of Computer Studies
  • Hillside College of Engineering

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