Higher education, also known as post-secondary education, or tertiary education, is an optional last step of formal study that takes place after completing secondary school. Quality higher education is a source of great potential for the socio-economic and cultural development of the country. Nepali students have benefited from higher education in three ways. Around 441,819 students are enrolled in 1,432 higher education institutions, including 11 universities and six health science academies, which offer a variety of programs in a variety of subjects.
*The ranking is done based on data collected from the Central Bureau of Statistics.
Nepal Sanskrit University, formerly Mahendra Sanskrit University, was founded in 1986 with the goals of systematizing Sanskrit education to a higher level, preserving and promoting its achievements, and developing Nepal into a center for learning Sanskrit language and literature. In classical and modern Sanskrit, the university provides Intermediate (Uttar Madhyama), Bachelors (Shastri), Masters (Acharya), and Doctoral Courses. It also provides Intermediate Courses in Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedacharya Condensed Courses. The university has registered 717 students as of 2019/20.
The Institute of Forestry (IOF) is a forerunner in the field of forestry. It seeks to train people for the protection and management of the national forests. In recent years, the IOF has offered a variety of Forestry courses at the Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. levels. IOF has three colleges named Pokhara Campus, Hetauda Campus, and Kathmandu Forestry College spread across Nepal. It aims at providing students with unique opportunities to make a difference in Forestry and Natural Resource Management by providing technically sound and competent, as well as socially amicable and yielding services to the nation.IOF has registered 1892 students in the year 2019/20.
The Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS) was founded in 1957 as a school
of agriculture under the Ministry of Agriculture to teach Junior Technical Assistants in
agriculture. The institution was transformed to a college of agriculture in 1968, with a
two-year I.Sc.Ag. degree. Currently, it offers a 4-year B.Sc. Agriculture programs as
well as 5-year B.V.Sc. and A.H. programs in various regions of the nation. Since
2013/14, post-graduate programs including MSc and Ph.D. in Agriculture, as well as
Masters in Veterinary Sciences, have been offered in several academic departments in
Kirtipur, Kathmandu. The institute's purpose is to promote agricultural research and
prepare people for agricultural development roles and research. The agriculture and
animal science sector has registered a total of 5544 students as of 2019/20.
The founding of 'Shrestha Pathasala' in 1913, followed by the introduction of a Bachelor
degree program (LLB) in 1954, established a solid foundation for legal education in
Nepal. Tribhuvan University, founded in 1959, launched its LLB curriculum, which
included Nepalese laws and legal concepts. As a result, several Nepalese institutions
began to provide competent courses of Bachelor's and Master's degrees in law in order to
fulfill the need for law students and legal specialists with diversified knowledge and
skill. As a result, there are now multiple law schools in Nepal that provide broad legal
programs with varied yearly and semester-based curricula. As of 2019/20, 9857
students have registered in the Law faculty.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) was founded in 1972 as a division of Tribhuvan University with the goal and duty of teaching all kinds of health personnel required in the country. Within the first decade of its existence, it established a total of 12 campuses spread around the nation, including three in Kathmandu and nine beyond the Kathmandu Valley. IOM offers 29 different programs ranging from a competency certificate to the highest postgraduate degree in medicine, public health, paramedicine, nursing, and traditional medicine (Ayurved Science) at 9 sites around the country. The medical sector has registered a total of 28251 students as of 2019/20.
For moreover 80 years, the Institute of Engineering (IOE) along with other engineering
institutes have produced exceptional engineering technicians and engineers. It was
founded in 1930 (1987/11/19BS) as Nepal's first technical school was restructured to its
current form in 1972. IOE's journey has now expanded from creating middle- and
high-level technicians to operating Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. programs. The Institute
of Engineering's objective is to be a leading engineering education institution on par with
world-class role models while its mission is to deliver quality engineering education and
research in frontier engineering fields that are principally important to the country.
The faculty of engineering has 29018 students registered as of 2019/20.
The Institute of Science and Technology (IoST), founded in 1989, is one of Tribhuvan University's oldest, largest, and most innovative technical institutes. IoST contains 13 Central Departments, one school, 25 constituent campuses, and 103 linked campuses. 13 Central Departments provide 15 Master's and Ph.D. programs, 9 campuses provide both Bachelor's and Master's level programs while one campus solely offers Master's level programs. The Institute aspires to improve the quality of its Departments and Campuses by establishing well-equipped labs, libraries, and infrastructures, as well as by employing qualified personnel. IoST has 37026 students registered as of 2019/20.
Faculty of Humanities and social science (FOHSS), established in 1959, as the premier Faculty of TU, aspires to be a globally recognized leading academic institution in providing excellent education and delivering relevant courses via the integration of contemporary technology in teaching, learning, and research. The programs and courses are delivered by twenty-two Central Departments and twelve master's level programs. FOHSS has a long history of international collaborations and exchange programs with universities and organizations across the world. As of 2019/20, 48433 students have registered in Humanities and social science faculty.
The Faculty of Education (FOE), founded in 1996, is Nepal's primary institution for teacher education. In terms of student enrollment and associated campuses, it is the largest faculty on TU. FOE is the largest network of teacher education in the country, with 26 component campuses and 590 linked institutions spread around the country. FOE's primary purpose is to train teachers, teacher educators, and educational researchers. It also generates educational planners and managers, curriculum designers, and human resources for the country's educational sector.The faculty of education has 75957 students registered as of 2019/20.
Management education in Nepal is still in its infancy. It began in the mid-1950s and gained traction in the 1990s. Higher education in management is available in Nepal at four levels: intermediate, bachelor, master, MPhil, and Ph.D. More than 20 management courses are available at the bachelor's and master's levels. Management education institutions are gaining strength in terms of infrastructure, faculty, resources, including library facilities, and research activities and networks both within and beyond the county. The management faculty has 204855 students registered as of 2019/20.
Last updated on 2023-02-07