Top 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?
Points Considered : Placements, Faculties, Facilities, Students Choice and university rank.
 1.Kathmandu University (School of engineering)

Kathmandu University

Website: Kathmandu University

The entire list of engineering colleges in Nepal is incomplete without mentioning the Kathmandu University. This University has all the requirements that make it one of the best destinations for engineering education. If students miss their chance to study at Pulchowk Campus, they often direct their interest towards Kathmandu University.

This place provides several undergraduates, graduate, and postgraduate programs for engineering and other faculties besides the regular engineering choices, K.U. Includes chemical, electrical, and geomatics choices for their students. Kathmandu University is a non-government and autonomous destination established to maintain high standards academics. The University is located in a peaceful environment 30 kilometres away from the capital city.

Like Pulchowk Campus, this University also provides several options for Bachelors and Master’s Program for students. The strict and effective rules help to maintain the prestige of this University. A student failing in one of the subjects have to repeat the whole semester if he or she is seen unfit for the next semester.

Undergraduate Programs

  • BE (Electrical and Electronics Engineering)
  • BE (Mechanical Engineering)
  • BE (Civil Engineering with specialization in Hydropower)
  • BE (Chemical Engineering)
  • BTech (Environmental Engineering)
  • BE (Computer Engineering)
  • BE (Geomatics Engineering)
  • BSc (Computer Science)
  • BArch (Architecture)
  • BSc (Computational Mathematics)
  • BPharm (Pharmacy)
  • BTech (Biotechnology)
  • BSc (Environmental Science)

Graduate Program

  • Master of Engineering in Electrical Power Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Communications Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering
  • Master of Science/Engineering in Sanitation Technology
  • Master of Science/Engineering in Geoinformatics
  • Master in Land Administration
  • Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Information Technology

2. Pulchowk Campus

Pulchowk College

Website: Pulchowk Campus

The list of engineering colleges in Nepal is not complete without mentioning the most popular institution in Kathmandu. Pulchowk Campus falls under the Tribhuwan University, which is a Government-based University. The College is considered the best engineering college in Nepal for its quality education, teachers, and learning environment.

The College is spread across a large area which provides a calm and soothing environment for students. A space filled with trees, shades and proper sunlight has somewhat of a soothing effect on us. Also, the faculties are highly trained professionals that provide the best curriculum-based education to the students

Pulchowk maintains its high-quality education to this day. Every year, thousands of students take on the qualification examination to be able to attend this University. The test gets taken under strict regulations, and the questions are tough. All this leads to a handful number of students that match the educational standard of Pulchowk Campus. Of course, the chosen students receive different scholarships according to their performance on the qualification test.

Students chosen from such a robust process are bound to improve the overall educational quality of the institution. They have higher chances of securing a good position in respected organizations that fit their interest. As per 2020, Pulchowk Campus provides the following Engineering options:

Undergraduate Programs

  • B.E. (Civil Engineering)
  • B.E. (Computer Engineering)
  • B.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • B.E (Aerospace Engineering)
  • B.E. (Electronics, Communication and Information Engineering)
  • B.E. (Electrical Engineering)
  • B.E. (Chemical Engineering)
  • B. Arch (Architecture)

Graduate Program

  • M.Sc. in Urban Planning under Architecture Department.
  • M.Sc. in Structural Engineering under Civil Engineering Department.
  • M.Sc. in Water resources Engineering under Civil Engineering Department.
  • M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering Under Civil Engineering Department.
  • M.Sc. in Renewable Engineering under Mechanical Engineering Department.
  • M.Sc. in Information and communication engineering under Electronics Engineering Department.
  • M.Sc. in Power System Engineering under Electrical engineering Department.
  • M.Sc. in Geo-technical Engineering under civil Engineering.
  • M.Sc. In sustainable water sanitation Health and development program and postponed M.Sc. Environmental Engineering.
  • M. Sc. in Technology and Innovation Management under Mechanical Engineering and supported by CARD.
  • M.Sc. in Transportation Engineering under Civil Engineering Department.
  • M.Sc. Program in Disaster Risk Management under Civil Engineering and supported by CDR.
  • M.Sc. Program in Construction Management under Civil Engineering Department.
  • M.Sc. in Computer System Engineering and Knowledge Management under Electronics and Computer Engineering Department.
  • M.Sc. in Energy System Planning and Management under Mechanical Engineering Department.
  • M.Sc. Program in Climate change under Science and Humanities Department.
  • M.Sc. Program Material Science under Science and Humanities Department.
  • M.Sc. Program in Applied Math under Science and Humanities Department.

3)Kathmandu Engineering College (Kalimati)


Out of the many T.U. Affiliated engineering colleges in Nepal, KEC is the one that pops the mind of students after Pulchowk Campus. For those who find K.U. Far and expensive, KEC is the best choice. The College is located in Kalimati in the heart of Kathmandu city. Also, this is the first ISO 9001: 2000 certified college in Nepal established in 1998.

Like other engineering colleges in Nepal, this campus also provides the best learning environment for its students. The college compound expands over 3.8 acres with excellent infrastructure and faculty members. Students have access to well-equipped library and laboratories, well-organized administration, an administrative block, and a multipurpose hall. As one of the top engineering colleges in Nepal, KEC provides 54 Bachelor’s Degree Program choices to its students. Some of the popular subjects are Electromagnetic Waves and Fields, Mobile Communication, Project Works Basic Electronics, and Communication System. Also, they have training and consultancy units, academic project rooms, and Robotics club to provide their students with a strong base.

Undergraduate Programs

  • Bachelors in Architecture
  • Bachelors in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelors in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelors in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering

4) Khwopa College of Engineering

KhCE is community-based engineering college, undertaken by Bhaktapur Municipality. It is centrally located at culturally rich city Bhaktapur. KhCE will, in every regard, be the right destination for those who aspire to become professional engineers at affordable fees. With a distant vision of maintaining Bhaktapur’s hard-won glory, the college aims to produce highly skilled engineers that will have blends of both indigenous and modern-day technologies. In this regard, the college is aiming to provide quality education in the engineering in the engineering fields which are of prime importance for the development of country.

  • B.E. (Civil Engineering)
  • B.E. (Computer Engineering)
  • B.E. (Electrical Engineering)

5) Nepal Engineering College

Nepal Engineering College is one of the best engineering colleges in Nepal established in the year 1994. It is privately initiated not-for-profit social organization. The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology formed a management committee to run the college as Community College as of 23rd Mangshir 2076. It is affiliated with Pokhara University and is located in cultural heritage site of Changunarayan, Bhaktapur. 

The college provides undergraduate and graduate courses in following subjects:

Under graduate Program

Bachelors in Architecture(B Arch)

BE in Civil Engineering

BE in Civil and Rural Engineering

BE in Computer Engineering

BE in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering

Masters Program

MSc in Construction Management

MSc in Natural Resources Management

MSc in Water Resources Management

MSc in Transportation Engineering and Management

6)Sagarmatha Engineering College

Sagarmatha Engineering College was established in 2010 under the affiliation of Tribhuvan University. Within less than a decade of its inception, it has been one of the top most choices for future engineers.

BE in Civil Engineering

BE in Computer Engineering

BE in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Proposed)

BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering


7) Advanced College of Engineering and Management

Advanced college of engineering and management is a private engineering college established in 2000 and is located in Kupondole, Lalitpur. It is affiliated to TU and offers bachelors program in following fields:

BE in Electronics, Communication and Information

BE in Civil Engineering

BE in Computer Science

BE in Electrical Engineering

8. Thapathali Campus

Thapathali College

Website: Thapathali Campus

Another college that deserves its spot in the list of the top ten engineering colleges in Nepal is Thapathali Campus. The College is regulating its services from 2023 B.S. and helps in the development of middle-level human resources in the mechanical and automobile engineering fields. The College falls under the Tribhuwan University jurisdiction and slowly upgraded its courses to bachelor and master level along with time. Now, the College provides programs like industrial engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, architecture and automobile engineering and master degree in earthquake engineering.

The infrastructure is quite old, but the pursuit of quality is what separates them from the rest of the engineering colleges in Nepal. They are working every day to adopt recent technological development and to start the development activities and research that will help them cope with various engineering-related problems.

Undergraduate Programs

  • Bachelor in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor in Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Bachelor in Automobile Engineering
  • Bachelor in Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor in Architecture Engineering

Graduate Programs

  • MSc. in Earthquake Engineering
  • MSc. Engineering in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing


Acme Engineering College was established in 2000 with an aim to provide quality education to the students of Nepal who want to pursue an engineering degree in Nepal. It has gained the national and international reputation for the academic excellence in teaching and research.

It has produced outstanding engineering graduates that have been working in the big development project of Nepal. The college offers Master degree in Engineering Management & information technology, Bachelor degree in architecture, civil, computer and Electronics & communication.

Acme Engineering college is the first engineering college affiliated to Purbanchal University as well college has been recognized as one of the best engineering college of Nepal.  Acme Engineering college has gained the national and international reputation for offering the quality education with excellence in academic. In various faculties, the college has produced many scholars who are contributing excellent performance to the different field of engineering.

The departments of the college are;

  1. Computer Electronics and Communication; This course include 8 semesters of full time study.
  2. Architecture; Architectural education in AEC based on updated syllabus of Purbanchal University. The Curriculum maintains the Design Studio that is based learning in semester system.
  3. Civil Engineering;

In Postgraduate program, the college is offering the faculties such as; M.Sc. Information System Engineering, M.Sc. Engineering Management.

10) Western Regional Campus;

Western Regional Campus (WRC) or Paschimanchal Campus, under the institute of Engineering (IOE), affiliated to Tribhuvan University. The campus is situated in Pokhara, 200 Km west of Kathmandu, spreading on 312 ropanis  in western development region of Nepal.

From the year 1987, the college became operational with the aid and assistance from the world bank and UNDP/ILO. Various technicians and trade courses ere offered along with the diploma (overseer) level courses in its initial days.

From the first batch of undergraduates of civil engineers stated in 1999/2000, the students have shown the incredible performance. The college is aa part of IOE-TU. As, IOE has placed itself as one of the top technical education institutes in Asia.

The departments of this campus are;

  1. Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering; This department was established in 2044 B.S with Diploma in Civil Engineering and since 2056 BS Bachelor’s Degree Program in Civil Has Started and from 2069 BS Bachelor’s Degree Program in Geomatics has also been started.

The courses offered are;

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (4 years)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geomatics Engineering (4 years)
  1. Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering; In 2053, This department was commenced with the motto of providing quality technical education in the field of electronics, communication and computer engineering whereas four years bachelor program was conducted in 2062 B.S. The youngest Bachelor program is Computer Engineering which was conducted in 2069 B.S.

The courses offered are;

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics & and Communication Engineering (4 years)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering (4 years)
  1. Department of Electrical Engineering; This department provides the course in bachelor in electrical engineering for 4 years.
  2. Department of Auto MechanicalEngineering; This department was established in 2044 B.S. It has been generating quality overseers in the field of mechanical and automobile engineering. Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering has also started since 2069 B.S. (2012AD). The course offered is Bachelor degree in Mechanical engineering (4 years).

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