Engineering study is one of the most sought after subjects in Nepal. Most of the science students choose Medicine and Engineering after the intermediate level. Many students want to study B.E. and B.Arch after 10+2. Bachelor of Engineering is a 4 years course while Bachelor of Architecture is a 5-years course. There are many institutes in Nepal to study these subjects. However, some students also choose to go foreign. For students who want to study in their homeland, this is our list of best top 5 Engineering colleges in Nepal.
Developing countries like Nepal and India have a huge STEM following. There are lots of colleges and universities. Therefore it can be hard to make a choice. This is why we are helping you to make good decisions. In Nepal, most of the students study here. But some also choose to go to abroad to study. It is sometimes choice and sometimes lack of option. For example, if you want to study a subject that is not taught here, you need to go outside.
If you are one of the people who want to study here, there are lots of choices. Firstly, there are universities in each development region. Secondly, they all have campuses that teach B.E. and B.Arch courses. Thirdly, and most importantly the number of colleges is growing. In addition to universities, there are many affiliated colleges under them. This means there are quite a good number of seats.
This list is made by experience, review, asking alumni, and current students. Most importantly, our team consists of engineers. But please do good further research to make a good decision. We also want to tell that now there is provision for giving GATE and JEE exam from Nepal to go to IIT and NITs.
Top Engineering Colleges in Nepal
In our experience, we haven’t heard of a perfect college. There will be political programs, affiliation, groups, fights, and disturbances no matter what. Humorously, few students praise their college. It is because everyone finds some sort of fault in the system. In other words, there will be good and bad students everywhere. And good guys always do good. Therefore students need to focus on study and personal development. Above all, the main things that everyone needs in an institute are good teachers, resourceful lab, and cooperative environment. We have tried to assess them all and here is a list of best engineering colleges in Nepal.
- IOE Pulchowk Campus
- Kathmandu University School of Engineering
- Khwopa College of Engineering
- Kathmandu Engineering College
- Nepal Engineering College
Lets us tell a few more about all these institutions in brief. They all have a very good reputation and rank. In addition, they have good academic and student product records. Getting into any of these institutes require passing an entrance exam. Some colleges also hold their own exam under university supervision.
1) Pulchowk Campus (IOE)
Pulchowk Central campus is the Tribhuvan University’s best college. It has a huge space with almost all faculties. They have full time reputed professors and lecturers. Above all, there are all types of facilities, labs, equipment, and hostels. It is the first engineering college in Nepal. They have a very high cut off and tough competition each year. Pulchowk campus has many resources and they do various research. They also get a lot of donations and foreign aid. It is a government college, therefore it is affordable.
Pulchowk Campus offers Bachelor, Masters, and Ph.D. courses. They organize entrance exams for all of them. TU BE entrance exam occurs at around Shrawan month. The notice comes in the month of Asadh. Similarly, the Masters’s entrance exam happens around Falgun. The notice comes near February for this. Aspirants can easily give the GATE exam at first and then apply for TU exams.
Students need to pass computer-based examinations to get admissions. In the past, the tests used to be paper-based. However, since 2014, the exams are computer-based. The exams are very strict and students need to clear exams with good rank to get admission to colleges. BE admission in Pulchowk requires high ranks. Similarly, in the case of M.Sc, students need to have high ranks.
Subjects offered in Pulchowk Campus
|Electronics & Communication|
|Electronics & Communication|
|Applied Sciences and Chemical|
2) Kathmandu University School of Engineering
It is the central engineering college of KU in Dhulikhel. It is in the Kavreplanchowk district of Bagmati state. KU SOE only teaches at the central college for now. Kathmandu University is one of the most prestigious and high ranking universities in Nepal. They have a very high rank and reputation in Nepal. In addition, they also have a very high global ranking compared to other colleges. Moreover, KU comes before TU in international raking for B.E. They feature lower fees, good environment, advanced lab, experienced lecturers, and latest equipment. They also have full-time teachers and highly qualified lecturers.
Kathmandu University is very resourceful as it has big labs. There is a Turbine Testing Lab (TTL) that gets a lot of foreign funding and projects. KU receives huge testing contracts, and funds for research work. In conclusion, it is a place with large opportunities. There is a good environment for studying. In addition to good infrastructure, there is a good reputation in the market.
KU has a lot of other branches in the Dhulikhel area. They have different schools for each department. There is Engineering, Law, Medicine, and many more. The buildings are in a peaceful location on hills. There are college buses from Kathmandu city. It takes around 1 hour to go by college bus. In addition, regular public buses also run. But they take more time to reach because of public stops.
Subjects offered in KU SOE
|Electrical and Electronics|
KU offers a lot of subjects in college. Civil is very popular among many students. However, SOE is more popular for Geomatics. They also used to give scholarships to Geomatics students. In addition to this, they also have Computer, Architecture, and Chemical Engineering.
3) Khwopa College of Engineering
There are actually two colleges of Khwopa. One is affiliated to TU and another is affiliated to PU. Khwopa Engineering College is PU affiliated. But Khwopa College of Engineering is affiliated to TU. This can be confusing to many people. By the way, both have very good infrastructure. The fees is also reasonable compared to other private colleges. Khwopa institutions are well known for good teachers and education. Moreover, they are known for strict discipline.
Both colleges are managed by Bhaktapur Municipality. They are situated in the same compound in Libali. Khwopa colleges are reputed because of the result, rules, and discipline. They have strict rules which both teachers and students have to follow. However, teachers and parents like this. It because it binds students from deviating and getting distracted. The college environment is very good and cooperative. In addition, the study process is also very competitive. Therefore the study environment is good in both colleges.
The college is very near to the main Araniko Highway. Regular public buses run on the highway. Therefore it is quite easy to reach from Kathmandu.
Subjects offered in Khwopa College of Engineering
4) Kathmandu Engineering College
KEC is Tribhuvan University affiliated college. It is situated at Kalimati in Kathmandu district. It has a very good name in this education sector. They are known for having good faculty and results. Kathmandu Engineering College is one of the most sought private after colleges in the valley. They offer seats in various subjects. It was established in 1998 and it is the top choice for many students. In other words, there is competition for admission and good charm in the market.
KEC is in the Kalimati area near Soltimod. Students can easily reach from Ring road and other areas. New Road, Kalanki, and Balkhu are near to the college. It is in a populous area of the city. But due to this reason, public transport is easily available. Easy travel is very important when we travel each to a place to study.
Subjects offered in KEC
|Electronics, Communication and Information|
5) Nepal Engineering College (nec)
It is the first private engineering college in Nepal. Nepal Engineering College is affiliated to Pokhara University. However, it started as the first private college of TU. Later on, it took affiliation with PU. The main college is located near Changunarayan temple in Duwakaot, Bhaktapur. The institute has a spacious infrastructure, survey areas, labs, and full-time teachers. Above all, most of the faculties in the college are full time. nec offers Bachelor and Master in two different locations. BE is offered in Duwakot. Similarly, M.Sc is offered in nec-CPS, Prayag Pokhari. Finally, Bachelor for Diploma Holders (BDH) is offered at Mahalxmisthan. BDH study happens at night time.
The college is on the outskirt of the district. Moreover, we can say it is on the border of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur district. Public buses are available to go to college. However, we have to walk a little bit from the bus stands. There is college bus service available as well for reaching Duwakot. nec-BDH building is in Mahalaxmisthan. It is near to Patan Hospital. It is also in the core part of the city. Therefore reaching Mahalaxmistahn is easy in public vehicles.
Subjects offered in Nepal Engineering College
|Civil and Rural|
|Electrical and Electronics|
|Electronics and Communication|
Other Good Colleges
There are lots of other good colleges in Nepal. We couldn’t put all of them on the list. However, there are many institutes with good infrastructures and teachers. PU, TU, KU, etc all have good colleges all around the country. There are few colleges under Mid-Western University. After that, we have Far-Western University and its affiliated colleges. The number of colleges is increasing with demand. It is good if there is demand in the market as well. There are many institutes to choose from. But be careful at the time of admission because institute infrastructure and university matter a lot. This is because students need a good course and instructor. By the way, here are some honorary mentions.
Pokhara University SoE
Pokhara University School of Engineering is in the Kaski district. It is the central campus of the university. The university is near Gagangauda, Kaski. It is 1.2 km from the Prithvi Highway. SoE has good faculty and infrastructure. Similarly, they have low fees, good labs, and facilities.
Civil and Rural is a very unique subject in Pokhara University. It is available at SoE and Nepal Engineering College. It has 9 semesters in total instead of the usual 8 semesters. There are lots of scholarship seats in SoE. They take entrance exams each year and provide many scholarships. The university also sends students to affiliated colleges under the scholarship program. For instance, if you get a scholarship, you can get a seat in (nec).
Himalayan College of Engineering
HCOE is TU affiliated college. It is situated in Chyasal, Lalitpur. They offer Bachelor of Engineering courses. Similarly, they also offer B.Sc CSIT and BCA courses. They are also very popular among aspirants. HCOE offers Architecture, Computer, and Electronics. Most of the departments have 48 seats in total. However Civil has 96 seats. This is because there is a high demand for Civil studies. There are a good amount of seats for other departments as well.
In conclusion, the number of colleges and seats is rising. But surprisingly there are many empty seats each year. There are lots of colleges in Nepal and lots of subjects. But always be careful while selecting subjects and college. Different institutes have different credit systems. Moreover, it is important to look for good labs and faculties. Good teachers give good practical knowledge. Above all good experiments give long-lasting practical knowledge. It is also important to look for a location. Regular long travel can also have life hectic. If you need a hostel, think of that too.
Therefore we advise you to choose your college wisely by doing good research. In addition, ask alumni, current students, and other people to get detailed information. Do read reviews and the latest news regarding the institutes and universities. Above all choose your subject very carefully.