Nepal has a history of nine decades of science teaching/learning at the higher level. Several schemes, plans, policies and implementation strategies have been experimented in science education. This institute has come to the present form after facing many challenges and preparing scientifically oriented technical manpower of different levels to meet the requirements of the nation. It is capable to compete with universities at regional and global levels in terms of curriculum and pedagogic standards.
A large number of students work on scientific research projects of varied nature at the postgraduate (M.Sc.) level. The number of scholars doing Ph.D. in different areas is also increasing every year. Collaborative exchange programmes in science have been given a priority. IoST and the Central Departments have linkages and coordination with different ministries and national/ international organizations and academic institutions. Students’ enrollment at B.Sc, B.Tech, M.Sc, M. Tech. levels is increasing annually.