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Mission, Vision


"To become a world-class university devoted to bringing knowledge and technology to the service of mankind".


"To provide quality education for leadership"

A Brief Introduction

Kathmandu University is an autonomous, not-for-profit, non - government institution dedicated to maintaining high standards of academic excellence. It is committed to developing leaders in professional areas through quality education. It is located in a mountainous landscape in Dhulikhel Municipality about 30 kilometers east of Kathmandu (KTM) having a round-the-year pleasant climate and panoramic Himalayan Views. KU had a very modest start from a rented building at Tangal, Kathmandu. Now, it has been able to create a built-up space of 46,846 square meters. Within a period of 21 years, KU has built not only reasonable infrastructure but also established a track record of academic excellence. At present, the University offers various undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs in science, engineering, medicine, management, education, arts, pharmacy, environment, music, human & natural resources, information technology and biotechnology, through School of Science, School of Management, School of Engineering, School of Medical Sciences, School of Education and School of Arts. In addition to 3695 students studying in its constituent campuses, 7500 students are in its affiliated colleges. The academic programs of the University are based on a credit-semester system with continuous internal evaluations. The University has adopted a 1 to 10 teacher-student ratio. However, KU is very cautious in the recruitment of every single faculty or non-teaching staff. The staff strength at KU is 458 for teaching and 725 for nonteaching (Including Paramedical staff). The academic calendar of minimum 230 days is strictly adhered to; admission of students is based on merit, based on their score in the previous examination and written and oral entrance tests. Every School has its own Teacher Welfare Society, Student Welfare Council, and Staff Welfare Society. The Executive Board is composed of members elected by teachers and students for the welfare of their community. Quality control is strictly followed in all programs of the university. In addition, to continually enhance the educational standard, KU has been successfully collaborating with more than fifty universities and institutions of international repute for faculty and students exchange programs, credit transfer and joint research work and exchange information. This has helped KU to establish itself well in the world community.