Tribhuvan University established in 1959 AD, is the first national institution of higher education in Nepal. It is the oldest as well as the central university of Nepal. The university includes five institutes and four faculties under which 40 central departments, 62 constituent campuses, and 1062 affiliated colleges in different disciplines. Similarly, it is one of the largest universities in the world in terms of its size and the diversity of programs.
There are 1,084 private colleges affiliated with Tribhuvan University spread all over Nepal. Furthermore, it has relations with more than 170 universities and educational institutions across the world. The university offers 2,079 undergraduate and 2,000 postgraduate programs across a wide range of disciplines.
MAJOR OBJECTIVES OF THE UNIVERSITY
The university was established with the following objectives:
Ø To prepare capable human resources required for the
overall development of Nepal
Ø To impart standard higher education
Ø To protect and develop national culture and tradition
Ø To involve in extensive, empirical and timely creation
of knowledge and research in the fields of arts,
science, technology and vocation