Institute of Science and Technology(IoST)

Institute of Science and Technology(IoST), established in 1989, is one of the oldest, largest & pioneering technical Institutes in Tribhuvan University.  IoST has 13 Central Departments, one school, 25 constituent campuses and 103 affiliated campuses. 13 Central Departments run regular 15 Master’s Program and PhD Programs in all subjects. Out of 25 constituent campuses under IoST, 9 campuses run both the Bachelor’s and Master’s level programs, one campus runs only Master Degree Program and remaining all run Bachelor degree programs. 

Vision and Objectives

IoST intends to promote the quality of its Departments and Campuses by setting up well equipped laboratories, libraries, infrastructures along with by employing skilled Human Resources and by providing advisory services in close collaboration with national and international agencies.

Its efforts are to improve teaching learning activities, enhancing research strength of the faculties and students within this institute and make all the Departments as a centre of excellence. Ultimately, it aims at creating a scientific values and culture in society and improving the quality of life of the people.

The main objectives of IoST are as follows 

  • To make efforts to make science and Technology valuable for human beings to satisfy many basic human needs and improve their living standards; 
  • To produce / develop highly skilled human resources from this institute;
  • To introduce, promote and implement new subjects in departments and colleges;
  • To provide infrastructures / facilities for research and teaching;
  • To mobilize resources for overall development of Science & Technology
  • To establish linkages with the national and international organizations for collaborative work in the areas of Science & Technology; and
  • To organize seminars, workshops, conferences, trainings, orientations and refresher courses at all levels.

Admission Policy

  • Bachelor Level (Yearly System): Based on entrance exam (September) / Annual entry/ Class starts at November
  • Bachelor Level (Semester System): Based on entrance exam (September)  / Annual entry ( only one entry in a year) / Class starts at November
  • Master Level (Semester System): Based on entrance exam (January / February) / Annual entry (only one entry in a year) / Class starts at March/ April.
  • M. Phil (Semester System): Based on entrance exam (January / February) / Annual entry (only one entry in a year) / Class starts at March/ April.
  • Ph D. (2 Semesters + Research ) (at least 3 yrs):

Admission: opens (July / August),  Basic needs: NOC or pre-agreement (from employer) 

Enrollment steps:  

  • Supervisor’s & Department’s consent
  • Proposal submission at concerned central departments (September) 
  • Entrance exam (September)
  • Proposal defend and approval at concerned central departments 

       (All have to complete within September to Mid_November) Annual entry (only one entry in a year) / Admission on December /   Class starts at February 1st week

Evaluation System

  • Bachelor Level (Yearly System): Yearly Examination from the office of the controller of Examination (Theory + Practical), almost 50% practical in each year.
  • Bachelor Level (Semester System): 40% internal evaluation + 60% external exam through Dean’s Office
  • Master Level (Semester System): 40% internal evaluation + 60% external exam through Dean’s Office, results in grading system
  • M Phil (Semester System): 40% internal evaluation + 60% external exam through Dean’s Office, results in grading system
  • PhD Level (Semester System): For first two semesters (40% internal evaluation + 60% external exam, results in grade sheet), biannual evaluation of research progress in the departments, Pre viva at Departments after submission of thesis, evaluation of thesis by three external examiners, Viva voce exam.

Note: Internal exams for all levels are based on: Attendance /Assignment work / Oral test / Class test / Presentation / Class seminar / Project work/ Term exam etc.

Research activities

Faculty Research: It  provides mini research grant for the faculties who are working within this institutes. This scheme started from the year 2015 and every year the number of grant awardees are increasing. In the year 2018, 21 faculties were selected for such grant on the basis of their research proposal. Each selected faculty gets an amount of Rs. 50,000. They have to complete their work within the month of June 2019. For the description of the individual research of the faculty please visit the websites of Central Departments.

Collaborative research: Currently, it  has a project entitled “Scope and Opportunities of Science and Technology Education in Nepal: A Study on the Possibilities and Challenges of Expanding the Access” which is a special research project granted by UGC. This project is going to the phase of completion.  For the description of the collaborative (national and international) research of the faculties and Departments, please visit the websites of Central Departments.

Significant Achievement:

IoST has given high priority to collaborative exchange programs for strengthening capacity of the faculty, researcher, student and staff. For this purpose, IoST and the Central Departments have established linkage and coordination with different ministries, national and international organizations and Academic Institutions. IoST itself has more than 30 MoUs with different institutions and universities. Till date, IoST has  produced more than 150 PhDs in different subjects of Science from this institution. Also, it has provided facilities to so many faculties for doing PhD and Post Docs going abroad.


It  has been  biannually publishing a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary science journal "Journal of Institute of Science & Technology (JIST)". In the year 1978 it was started to publish with the name "Journal of Institute of Science (JIS)". JIS has been transformed to the name "Journal of Institute of Science and Technology (JIST)" after the 7th volume published in 1984. From 1989 to 2001 the publication interrupted and from 2002 to 2012 it was published in every two years’ interval. From 2013 onward it is published two issues in a year.  Initially it was only in the printed form and from the year 2017 it is available online only. This journal is indexed in Nepal Journals Online (NepJOL), which provides online publication. Recently JIST obtained two stars. Its eISSN number is 2467-9240 and in the current issue of the journal each articles have got DOI number. Till date, it has published 23 volumes. The current issue is Vol. 23, No. 1 (2018). Current issue can be found clicking