Institute of Engineering

Introduction of IOE

Institute of Engineering, one of the top and oldest technical Institute of Nepal, was founded in 1930. It is located in Pulchowk Lalitpur. After the introduction of New Education System Plan in 1972 in the country, Institute of Engineering (IOE) was formed under Tribhuvan University and both the Nepal Engineering Institute and Technical Training Institute were brought under Institute of Engineering.

Institute of engineering began bachelor courses in engineering from 1978, master courses from 1996, doctoral program from 2003 and Post-doctoral program from 2018. By now, Bachelor's, Master's, doctoral programs are run in Pulchowk Campus, Pulchowk. From the year 2018, Bachelor's programme in Aerospace Engineering is started at Pulchowk Campus. Master's and Bachelor’s courses are run in the Thapathali Campus, Purwanchal Campus, Paschimanchal Campus and Bachelor’s course in Architecture is run in the Chitwan Engineering campus. IOE is now delivering its services from five constituent campuses and ten affiliated colleges.


Main Objectives

The main objectives of the Institute of Engineering are:  to be a premier engineering education institution at par with world class role models and  to provide quality engineering education and research in the frontier engineering areas relevant primarily to nation.

IOE Goals and Specific Objectives

Based on main objectives, IOE have set following goals and specific objectives;



Enhance Academic excellence

  • Establishing market relevant academic programs,
  • Emphasizing research works as an integral part of IOE
  • Enhancing cooperation and collaboration of academia with industry from training programs
  • Establishing effective and efficient Exam & Evaluation System

Perform as Think-Tank

  • Promoting advocacy on engineering policies
  • Establishing leadership role in emerging engineering issues
  • Addressing national development issues

Establish Governance

  • Setting up structural & regulatory reforms
  • Establishing effective management & leadership
  • Capacity building of faculties & staff
  • Ensuring competent students and creating conducive study environment
  • Establishing academic Infrastructures

Ensure Financial sustainability

  • Resource planning (regulations for expense & incentives distributions, performance-based incentives)
  • Fund management (identifying funds & its management)

Establish Collaboration & cooperation

  • Facilitating technology transfer
  • National cooperation and collaboration
  • Emphasizing international collaboration

Program and Courses Offered

The program and courses offered at the institute have the flexibility to evolve and change in response to new requirements. They serve the dual purpose of building a solid foundation of knowledge and of enhancing confidence, creativity and innovation in its students. Institute of Engineering is offering Ph.D. program, Master degree (graduate courses), Bachelor degrees (undergraduate courses) in different engineering disciplines in different campuses and colleges. Now IOE run Post-doctoral program, Ph.D. program in various sector, 34 master program and 12 Bachelor degree program. For detail please visit

Bachelor Programs at IOE

Following are the Bachelor level program running at IOE

    1. Civil Engineering
    2. Electrical Engineering
    3. Electronics Engineering
    4. Computer Engineering
    5. Mechanical Engineering
    6. Automobile Engineering
    7. Geometics Engineering
    8. Industrial Engineering
    9. Agriculture Engineering
    10. Architecture
    11. Aerospace Engineering
    12. Chemical Engineering

Master Level Program at IOE

  1. Urban Planning
  2. Energy for Sustainable Social Development
  3. Energy Efficient Buildings
  4. Transportation Engineering
  5. Structural Engineering
  6. Construction Management
  7. Disaster Risk Management
  8. Water Resources Engineering
  9. Geo-technical Engineering
  10. Environmental Engineering
  11. Hydropower Engineering
  12. Power System Engineering
  13. Information &Communication Engineering
  14. Computer System & Knowledge Engineering
  15. Renewable Energy Engineering
  16. Technology & Innovation Management
  17. Energy System Planning & Management
  18. Mechanical System Design and Engineering
  19. Climate Change and Development
  20. Material Science & Engineering
  21. Electrical Engineering in Distributed Generation

Communication & Knowledge Engineering

  1. Infrastructure Engineering and Management
  2. Earthquake Engineering
  3. Engineering in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing
  4. Land and Water Engineering
  5. Master in Architecture
  6. Rock and Tunnel Engineering
  7. Geospatial Engineering
  8. Sanitation Engineering/Science
  9. Information System Engineering
  10. Distributed Generation Engineering
  11. Informatics and Intelligent Engineering
  12. Mechanical Engineering Design and Manufacturing

Ph D Program

Ph.D. Level courses are only offered at Pulchowk, Campus, Pulchowk. All together 44 candidates earned their PhD degree out of 158 enrolled Ph.D. candidates from IOE and 114 candidates are still doing their research.

  1. Structure

Constituent Campuses of IOE

IOE has following five constituent campuses at different parts of Nepal;

    • Pulchowk Campus, Pulchowk, Lalitpur
    • Thapathali Campus, Thapathali, Kathmandu
    • Eastern Region Campus, Dharan, Sunsari
    • Western Region Campus, Pokhara, Lamachaur, Kaski
    • Chitwan Engineering Campus, Rampur, Chitwan, Province No. 3, Nepal.

Proposed Constituent Campus of IOE

    • IOE Ghorahi Campus, Ghorahi, Dang
    • IOE Khaptad Campus, Doti

Affiliated Colleges of IOE

IOE has following 10 affiliated colleges:

    • Advanced College of Engineering and Management, Kupondol, Lalitpur
    • Kantipur Engineering College, Dhapakhel, Lalitpur
    • National College of Engineering, Talsikhel,Lalitpur
    • Himalaya College of Engineering, Chyasal, Lalitpur
    • Sagarmatha Engineering College, Sanepa, Lalitpur
    • Lalitpur Engineering College, Chakupat, Lalitpur
    • Kathford International College of Engineering and Management, Gwarkho, Lalitpur
    • Kathmandu Engineering College, Kalimati, Kathmandu
    • Khwopa College of Engineering, Libali, Bhaktapur
    • Janakpur Engineering College, Tathali, Bhaktapur.

Department at IOE

The department under five constituent campuses are:

    • Civil Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Electronics and Computer Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Architecture
    • Applied Sciences and Chemical Engineering

Research Centers of IOE

    • Center for Energy Studies (CES)
    • Centre for Applied Research and Development (CARD)
    • Institute of Engineering Consultancy Services (IECS)
    • Continuing Education Division (CED)
    • Information and Communication Training Centre (ICTC)
    • Centre of Pollution Studies (CPS)
    • Centre for Disaster studies (CDS)
    • Centre for Urban Studies (CUPS)
    • Center for Infrastructure Development Studies (CIDS)
    • Center for Water Resource Studies (CWRS)
  1. Admission Policy

The main policy of IOE is to enroll qualified student by computer base entrance examination system.

Selection Process

After computer base entrance examination, the Entrance Examination Board of IOE will publish the list of the successful candidates in the entrance examination notice board and via the website whereas the Admission Committee of Constituent campuses will take care of admission procedure.

    • Candidate who has passed, the program entry requirements will be selected for the admission on the basis of merit list based on the score of the Entrance examination.
    • Admission committees of respective Campuses will publish the list of admission as per its schedule. The candidates should contact the Campus Admission Committee. All the selected candidates should follow the schedule published by the committee. Vacant seats due to the failure of any candidate to enroll in the prescribed time will be filled by admitting candidates from the consequent next list.
  1. Evaluation System

The evaluation system of IOE is practical & theory. To evaluate the student's achievement IOE conduct assessment & semester examination.

Research Activities

Sustainable Engineering Education Project (SEEP)

EnPe, Norway

2016 - 2020

To develop capacity at Institute of Engineering in developing Masters program on ‘Energy for Sustainable and Social Development’ and through other research related activities on establishing center of excellence on broader theme of Clean Energy and associated entrepreneurship. (Under CARD)

CapSEM : Capacity Building in Sustainability and Environmental Management

Erasmus+, European Union

2016 - 2019

To expand Sustainability and Environmental Management capacity at HEIs in Uganda, India and Nepal. (Under CARD)

Curricula Development of Interdisciplinary Master Courses inEnergy Efficient Building Design in Nepal and Bhutan / CIMCEB under Erasmus+ program

Erasmus+ KA2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good Practices Capacity Building in Higher Education




Lund University (Sweden), University of Innsbruck (Austria),Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia), Tribhuvan University (Nepal), Kathmandu University (Nepal) and Royal University of Bhutan (Bhutan)

(Under CES)

Pilot Project Installation of Gravitational Water Vortex Power Plant (GWVPP)

Ministry of Energy, Government of Nepal




Centre for Energy Studies, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University

Solar Technician Level I and Level II Training Manuals

Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), MoPE,

Government of Nepal

June – July 2016

Centre for Energy Studies, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University

Solar Design Engineer Training Manuals

Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), MoPE,

Government of Nepal

June – July 2016

Centre for Energy Studies, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University




To exchange students & faculties of IOE, TU & NTNU Norway & develop Ph.D. courses & Curriculum.

  1. Significant Achievements at par with International Standard

Excellent performance of our products inside & abroad in different organization.

  1. Publications
  • IOE Journal – an indexed journal published annually by IOE TUTA unit, available in website and widely circulated in the academic and professional sectors
  • IOE news bulletin being published monthly
  • Different departments in Pulchowk campus publishes annual publication in cooperation with students
  • All other colleges (constituents and affiliated) publish annual publications containing research articles and other creations
  • Built Environment and Associated Practices, MSESSD program, IOE.

Further Programs/Courses to Keep up with the Pace of the 21st Century

  • Paradigm shift from college environment to research institution of all four campuses
  • Reform in existing master programs
  • Reform in existing bachelor programs
  • Increment of Intake capacity & programmes
  • Introducing new market-oriented courses
  • Renovation, Repair and new construction
  • Re-visit of full fee programs
  • Re-visit of IOE royalty
  • Good governance through UMIS
  1. For more information:

Prof. Shashidhar Ram Joshi, PhD
Institute of Engineering, TU
Pulchowk, Lalitpur, Nepal
P.O.Box 1915,
Phone: (977-1) 5521531
Fax: (977-1) 5525830/5521985