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Kathmandu University

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About Kathmandu University

Kathmandu University is a non-profit and non-governmental educational institute established in 1911 AD. It is located in Dhulikhel, which is about 30 kilometers east of Kathmandu. KU functions through six schools. Kathmandu University provides courses in engineering, science, management, arts, and medical sciences. Kathmandu University is a self-governing institution of higher learning devoted to maintaining high values of academic excellence.

Kathmandu University provides courses through six schools. They are:

  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Education
  • School of Social sciences
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Management
  • School of Medical Sciences
  • School of Science

Kathmandu University runs by its Senate Members. The Senate Members includes:

  • Chancellor
  • Pro-Chancellor
  • Vice-Chancellor
  • Member-Secretary
  • Members and
  • Observers

Kathmandu University is operated and managed by the Senate, Executive Council, Academic Council, and the Deans of the University. The administration of the university is in charge of making policies and programs for the university.


The Senate is the main body of the administration. It makes decisions on affiliations that the university provides to educational institutions. The Senate approves the programs and degrees the university offers. The Senate is involved in budget allocation for various academic purposes.

Executive Council:

The Executive Council consists of the Vice Chancellor, Registrar, and other members. The executive council executes the decisions made by the senate. It is commanded by the government of Nepal. The Government of Nepal is involved in decisions related to annual programs and budgeting.

Academic council:

The Academic Council is the educational authority of the university. It consists of 15 members. The Vice Chancellor is the head of the university. It sets up the standard of learning and teaching, curricula, excellence of teaching materials, types of examinations, methods of evaluation, size of the classes, and admission necessities.