Top 10 Engineering Colleges in Nepal

List of Top 10 Engineering Colleges in Nepal

So, you have aimed to be an engineer? That’s good choice. Have you decided which college to join yet? There are many engineering colleges in Nepal and all of them have their own importance. You will be confused which one to join. Have you ever researched which are the best engineering colleges in Nepal?

Before joining any educational institution, you must research about it so that you feel that this is the right choice for your career. Bachelor of Engineering is of 4 years while Master is of 2 years. So, if you want to spend your time with the best engineering colleges, then here are the lists of top 10 engineering colleges of Nepal.

List of Top 10 Engineering Colleges in Nepal

  1. Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus

Pulchowk Engineering Campus is the best engineering campus in Nepal. It is the topmost engineering college of Nepal. It has a very good academic faculty, infrastructure, and learning environment. Many students after their higher secondary school level prepare for the entrance exam of this college. Since it has limited seat, only those who can come at the top of the list of the entrance exam get a chance to admit in the college. So, it is one of the toughest competition in Nepal.There are three other constituent campuses and ten affiliated engineering colleges of Tribhuvan University. In the engineering field, Pulchowk campus has a unique and globally recognized image.

pulchowk engineering college
pulchowk engineering college

Pulchowk engineering campus is not offering Bachelor in engineering programs as well it is conducting the program of Masters in engineering on various disciplines as well it also offering Ph.D. programs. Every year, IOE conduct the entrance examination for the admission of Bachelor in engineering and M.Sc. programs. Eligible students who are aspired to study engineer from all over the country appear the entrance exam and only the few of them get the chance to study engineering in Pulchowk campus on the basis of merit. Over the past few years, the toughest competition occurs in entrance exam among the students to get admitted in the pulchowk campus. Actually, the students who are studying in the Pulchowk campus are considered to be the competitive engineers who are performing well in their respective areas and in further studying which is also outstanding. As, the pulchowk campus has well organized structure. It has been designated self-regulating each program to the respective departments.

The departments of pulchowk campus are;

  • Department of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Science and Humanities

In pulchowk campus, in the B.E. program the current intakes of students are


CategoryCivilMechanicalComputerElectronics and CommunicationElectricalArchitecture
Full fee842424242424

As the total intake of students in Bachelor level is 228 (Regular) + 204(Full  fee)= 432 students per year.

Pulchowk campus has master programs in the various faculties such as;

Urban Planning, Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Water   Resources Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering, Information and   Communication Engineering, Power System Engineering, Geotechnical   Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Sustainable Water Sanitation Health   & Development, Technology Innovation and Management, Disaster Risk   Management, Climate Change (Proposed), Hydropower Engineering( Proposed).

  1. Kathmandu University

The engineering degree offered by Kathmandu University is another best engineering degree in Nepal that has world recognition. It is one of the best university of Nepal due to its high standard academic excellence. After Pulchowk, many students opt for this university for an engineering degree. The university is providing the various undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs in engineering and in other faculties also. It has been offering chemical, electrical, computer, electronics, civil engineering and geomatics engineering.

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Kathmandu University is an autonomous, non – governmental institution established to maintain high standards of academic excellence. Through the quality education, it is committed to develop leaders in the various professional areas. The university is located about 30 kilometers east of Kathmandu in a mountainous landscape in Dhulikhel municipality. The university have the pleasant climate round the year with panoramic Himalayan views.

In the undergraduate program, the university is offering the courses in various faculties such as; BE (Civil Engineering), BE (Computer Engineering), BE (Mechanical Engineering), BE in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (power and control), BE in electrical and Electronics Engineering (Communication), BE (Geomatics Engineering), BE in chemical Engineering, B Arch. In Architecture (To be started soon).In the graduate program, the university is offering the courses in various faculties such as Master of engineering in Electrical Power Engineering, Master of Engineering in Communication Engineering, Master of Engineer in Mechanical Engineering, Master of planning and operation of Energy systems, Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering, Master in Land Administration, ME structural Engineering and MS by Research in any Department (Contact Department or school).

  1. Kathmandu Engineering College

Kathmandu Engineering College is situated in Kalimati, Kathmandu. It is one of the leading private engineering colleges in Nepal affiliated with Tribhuvan University. Kathmandu Engineering College was established in 1998. It is the first ISO 9001:2000 certified college in Nepal. Kathmandu Engineering College has been offerings engineering programs like civil, electrical, electronic and architecture. It has a friendly competitive learning environment and it helps students to achieve their national goals and aspiration.

Kathmandu college of engineering is an autonomous college from the perspectives of staff and teacher recruitment, as well as college development, and the college is managed by a team of excellent board members. The college has been growing towards strength since its inception. The KEC compound expands over 30 ropanies among which it comprises of land leased and owned by the college—in Kalimati, Mulpani, Jay Bageshwori and Sukedhara, and boasts of all the facilities required to ensure a sound academic environment. The college comprises of well-equipped library and labs, well organized administration and its departments, a multipurpose hall, an administrative block. In the Kathmandu engineering college, the Department Computer Engineeringhas been offering four-year Bachelor’s Degree Programs in Computer Engineering since 1999.

The department of civil engineering is working vigorously to conduct all academic activities as excellently as possible with more than 16 full time and more than 25-part time and visiting faculties such as senior lecturers, Assistant lecturers, Lecturers, professors as well as other professionals and experts.

The department of Architecture has been delivering the best academic records among all the architecture colleges of Nepal. The department is run by a variegated team of educators, scholars and professional architects who value excellence in teaching, research and knowledge dissemination.

The Bachelor’s Degree Program at the Kathmandu engineering college involves 54 courses including subjects like Basic Electronics, Electromagnetic Waves and Fields, Communication System, Mobile Communication, Power Systems, project works, field visits and so on.

The department of electrical engineering has been providing it’s quality education to cater the rising demand of engineers to work in the areas of Renewable energy technology, power system and industrial applicants. The department comprises well equipped laboratories, training and consultancy unit, Robotics club and academic project rooms to strength all the extra activities.

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List of Top 10 Engineering Colleges in Nepal

  1. Kantipur Engineering College

With a motive to enhance the engineering education Nepal, Kantipur Engineering College shortly known as KEC is established in 1998 in Dhapakhel, Lalitpur. It is a private engineering college affiliated with Tribhuvan University. It is offering BE programs in civil, computer and electronics. Similarly, it has the affiliation with the University of Belarus through which it has been offering BE program in Civil and Industrial. Since its establishment, it has been producing qualified and proficient engineers that have been helping in the nation building projects.

Kantipur college of engineering is the second oldest engineering college of Nepal. As the college was established with the BE program in Civil Engineering in a rented building at Sitapaila Chowk, Kathmandu. But in 1999, in collaboration with the university of Belarus, the Kantipur college of engineering started the BE program in civil and industrial engineering under extra-mural faculty of the Polotsk State University, Belarus. In 1999with a specific purpose of imparting the quality education, the college was shifted to its own complex at Dhapakhel, Lalitpur where thee location is best suited with peaceful and pollution free environment. From the years 2000 and 2002 A.D, the college started BE in Computer Engineering and BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering. The college is providing the quality education for proficient engineers at a relatively tenable cost. BE in Electrical Engineering and Bachelor in Architecture are in pipeline. In the present context, Kantipur Engineering College is one of the best engineering colleges of Nepal in terms of quality engineering education, peaceful and pollution free environment, own physical infrastructure, and international linkage.

Admission for Bachelor’s Programs in engineering normally opens in the month of August. IOE conducts computer based entrance test in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English and Engineering Aptitude. All questions are of objectives type and the time duration of the test is two hours in one seating.The student can apply for the admission after passing the entrance exam. You can get the application forms online and they can be obtained from the admission office at KEC. Based on the merit list of the entrance test conducted by IOE, the Kantipur college of engineering select the students. For the International students, for a admission a special entrance committee select the student and they do not have to appear in the entrance exam.

kantipur engineering collge
kantipur engineering college

Total Enrollment Capacity

Electronics & Communication96


There are three departments in the Kantipur engineering college;

  • Department of civil Engineering; Except for the first-year program, the Civil Engineering Department plans, organizes, and controls thecivil engineering classes. The department plans and manages the industrial and educational tours for the students as per the tour policy. The department also recommends students to different educational/professional seminars and exhibition as participants of the college. The student’s intake capacity in this faculty is 88.
  • Department of Computer and Electronics Engineering; The Department of Computer and Electronics Engineering runs two programs: B.E. in Computer Engineering and B.E. in Electronics and Communications Engineering. The student’s intake by this college in the faculty of computer is 132 and in the faculty of Electronics and communication engineering is 88.
  • Engineering Science and Humanities; Department of Engineering Science & Humanities gives attention to the academic and administrative activities of first year students in all engineering program of the college. The student’s intake by this college in this.
  1. Advanced College of Engineering and Management

Advanced college of engineering and management is a private engineering college established in 2000 under the affiliation of Tribhuvan University. Since there was a lack of engineering colleges in Nepal, it has been established with a vision to create a world-class academic institution. Engineering programs like Civil, electrical, electronic and communication and computer. Its graduates have been doing very good jobs in the national and international organization. It has been the choice of most of the students in the present scenario. Along with an academic level, it has been providing excellent practical knowledge.

advanced college of college and management
advanced college of college and management

Since 2000 A.D., the college is offering thee academic program on civil and computer and since 2001 A.D., it has been providing courses in Electronics and Communication and since 2008 A.D., it is offering the courses of Electronics and communication. In undergratudeprogram, it is offering the courses in faculties such as;

Bachelor in Civil Engineering;

  • The intake capacity of Advanced College of Engineering and Management in the faculty of civil engineering is 120.
  • Bachelor in Computer Engineering (BCT); The intake capacity of Advanced college of Engineering and Management in the faculty of computer engineering is 106.
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication Engineering (BEX); The intake capacity of Engineering in Electronics and Communication Engineering is 80.
  • Bachelor In Electrical Engineering (BEL); The intake capacity of electrical engineering is 40.
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