Pokhara University

Pokhara University

Infobox University
name = Pokhara University

motto =
established = 1996
type = Public
chancellor = Girija Prasad Koirala (Prime Minister)
vice_chancellor =
city = Pokhara
state = Kaski
country = Nepal
students = 4,800
website = [http://www.pu.edu.np pu.edu.np]

Pokhara University (PU) was established in 1996 as Nepal's fifth University. The central office of the university is located in Pokhara, Kaski district, Western Development Region. Along with Purbanchal University, PU was formed as part of the government's policy to pursue a multi-university system for improved access to higher education. The Prime Minister is the Chancellor of the University and the Minister for Education is the Pro-Chancellor. The Vice Chancellor is the principal administrator of the university.


* Increase private participation in higher education
* Improve the quality of education
* Expand the opportunity of higher education in the country
* Supply skilled human resources necessary for national development
* Enhance academic freedom in the university


Pokhara University has adopted a semester system. All Bachelors degrees are of four years (delivered over eight semesters) and Masters degrees are of two years (delivered over four semesters). M. Phil degree is of one and half years (three semesters). Ph. D. program is in process.

There are three faculties:
* Faculty of Sciences and Technology
* Faculty of Management
* Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

There are about 4,800 students enrolled across all programs. In the Fourth Convocation of Pokhara University (held on January 22, 2005), 792 students graduated. This number is expected to grow as the university intends to graduate 1,000 students each year.


Pokhara University has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with a number of national and international institutions, including:
* University of Roorkee (Roorkee, India)
* Independent University (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
* Showa Pharmaceutical University (Machida-Shi, Tokyo, Japan)
* Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana, USA )
* Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University (Toyama, Japan)
* Dongguk University (Kyungpook, Korea)
* Yeugnam University (Gyeongbuk, Korea)
* Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea)
* Tribhuvan University (Kathmandu, Nepal)

Affiliated Colleges of Pokhara University

*Ace Institute of Management (AIM) New Baneshwor, Kathmandu
*Apex College Baneshwor, Kathmandu
*Brihaspati College, Siddharthanagar-5,Rupandehi
*College of Computer Technology, Devinagar,Butwal-13,Rupandehi
*Cosmos College of Management and Technology,Pingalasthan,Kathmandu
*Everest Engineering College,Gangabu Kathmandu.
*Gandaki College of Engineering and Science(GCES),Lamachour,Pokhara
*Institute of Advance Communication, Education & Research,Baneshwor,Ktm.
*Lumbini Engineering College, Butwal , Rupandehi.
*National Academy of Science & Technology,Dhangadi
*National Open College(NOC) Sanepa, Lalitpur
*Nepal College of Computer Studies, Gaindakot-2 , Nawalparasi
*Nobel College, Naya Baneshwor Kathmandu.
*Nepal College of Information Technology, Emadole,Lalitpur
*Nepal Engineering College(NEC) Changunarayan,Bhaktapur
*Nepal Tourism & Hotel Management Collge,Chinnedanda,Pokhara
*Pokhara College of Management Studies,New Road,Pokhara
*Pokhara Engineering College(PEC) Phirke-8,Pokhara
*Pokhara College of Technology, Simalchour Pokhara.
*School of Environmental Mgt.Sustainable Dev (SchEMS) 62/38 Siddhicharan Marg,Shantinagar,New Baneshwor.
*Tilottama Campus Yogikuti,Butwal,Rupandehi
*Universal Science College (USC) Maitidevi , Kathmandu.
*V.S.Niketan College Min Bhawan, Kathmandu

External links

* [http://www.pu.edu.np University homepage]

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