Formal higher education in Nepal began in 1918 with the establishment of Tri-Chandra College, the first university in the country. Until 1985, Tribhuvan University was the only university in the country.
The second university founded was Mahendra Sanskrit University. Following the establishment of this university, Kathmandu University was established in 1990, and Pervanchar University and Pohara University were established in 1995 and 1996, respectively.
Many schools and colleges are privately run, but none of the universities in Nepal are private.
This list includes all notable universities and college / campuses in Nepal. The entries are organized by course offered and listed alphabetically.
Some collegentries offering multiple courses may be duplicated in each related category.
There are fourteen universities in Nepal. They are:
Far-western University in Kanchanpur
Rajarshi Janak University in Janakpurdham
Gandaki University in Tanahun
Kathmandu University in Dhulikhel
Lumbini Bouddha University
Madan Bhandari University of Science and Technology
Manmohan Technical University in Budhiganga
Mid West University in Birendranagar
Nepal Open University in Lalitpur
Nepal Sanskrit University
Pokhara University in Pokhara
Purbanchal University in Biratnagar
Khwopa University (Proposed)
Nepal University,Gaindakot (Proposed)
Agriculture and Forestry University in Rampur, Chitwan
University of Agriculture and Animal science
Tribhuvan University (TU; Nepal: त्रिभुवनविश्वविद्यालय) is a public university in Kirtipur, Kathmandu. Founded in 1959, TU is the oldest university in Nepal. In terms of admission, it is the 12th largest university in the world. The university offers 1000 undergraduate and 500 graduate programs across a wide range of disciplines.
In addition, the institution has 30 campuses and more than 600 affiliated universities nationwide. Tuition fees are cheaper than private (affiliated) university campuses, as they are funded by the government.