Institute of Engineering (IOE) is one of the five technical institutes under Tribhuvan University (TU). Looking back to the history, IOE was founded in 1930 (1987/11/19BS) as Nepal’s first technical school and reformed to present shape in 1972 as an organ of Tribhuvan University. It is producing outstanding engineering technicians and engineers for more than 82 years. The tradition of excellence in the IOE is further intensifying in the course of time. IOE is also becoming more and more responsive to the ever-changing needs of the students and the engineering profession. The Institute is experiencing a period of significant growth. The voyage of IOE departing from producing low- and middle level technician is continuing to running Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. programmes by now. The alumni are spreading across all continents engaged in the engineering profession of wider disciplines. IOE is running its programmes through its four constituent and ten affiliated campuses in the country.
The Institute of Engineering is enormously benefited by the wide range of perspectives and talents brought in by the students, faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. IOE offers an impressive range of academic resources. Student in IOE mean more than simply preparing for a career. IOE strive to produce brains who can contribute to the growth of Nepal in all sense. IOE involves students not only in the acquisition of a formal qualification valued in society but also in the excitement of investigation, pursuit of ideas and the satisfaction that comes from applying knowledge. Beyond purely academic pursuits, Institute offers a wide range of social, cultural and recreation activities with the hope that students take a little time from their studies to enjoy some of these benefits as well.
Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives Vision
The vision of the Institute of Engineering is to be a premier engineering education institution at par with world class role models.
IOE visioned to be world class institution. The key factors for this are the availability of resources, governance and concentration of talents. This will, in turn, produce capable and competitive graduates in one side and in the other side institute will have considerable research outputs. These research outputs may be patents rights attracting international, regional and national prizes and honors. The synergy of these factors also triggers the process of technology transfer in the institution.
The Mission of the Institute of Engineering is to provide quality engineering education and research in the frontier engineering areas relevant primarily to nation.
Goals and Objectives
To accomplish vision and mission, IOE has set following goals and objectives;
|Academic excellence||Establishing market relevant academic Programmes
Emphasizing research works as a integral part of IOE
Establishing effective and efficient exam & evaluation system
Enhancing cooperation and collaboration of academia with industry from training Programmes
|Think-Tank||Promoting advocacy on engineering policies
Establishing leadership role in emerging engineering issues
Addressing national development issues
|Governance||Setting up structural & regulatory reforms
Establishing effective management & leadership
Capacity building of faculties & staffsEnsuring competent students and creating conducive study environmentEstablishing academic Infrastructures
|Financial sustainability||Resource planning (regulations for expense & incentives distributions, performance based incentives)Fund management (identifying funds & its management).
Collaboration & cooperation
Facilitating technology transferNational cooperation and collaboration Emphasizing international collaboration
Campuses/colleges and Centres
In the light of the goals and objectives stated, Institute of Engineering is dedicated to produce engineering leaders for future generations who are altruistic, capable of independent learning and thought and eager to contribute to society. There are numbers of campuses and colleges and centres dedicated for this cause and running under Institute of Engineering;
1. Constituents Campuses:
Pulchowk Campus, Pulchowk
This is central campus of Institute of Engineering in the heart of Lalitpur city. This campus offers Bachelor’s course, Master’s courses and Doctoral programmes. The campus, well equipped with laboratories and with great strength of faculties and staffs, has become the centre of excellence of engineering education in Nepal.
Thapathali Campus, Kathmandu
This is another constituent campus located at the heart of Kathmandu city. It offers bachelor’s level courses in four engineering disciplines: industrial engineering, civil engineering, electronics & communication engineering, and mechanical engineering. It was previously offering diploma course in engineering in different disciplines. However, following the policy of Tribhuvan University, IOE has phased out the diploma stream and henceforth stopped enrollment in this stream after 2069 BS. The students enrolled in the diploma before 2069BS will complete their course by 2071 BS.
Eastern Region Campus, Dharan
One of the constituent campus of IOE is situated in Dharan, the eastern city of the country. This campus offers bachelor’s level courses in five engineering disciplines: agricultural engineering, civil engineering, electronics & communication engineering, computer engineering, and mechanical engineering. It was previously offering diploma course in engineering in different disciplines. However, following the policy of Tribhuvan University, IOE has phased out the diploma stream and henceforth stopped enrollment in this stream after 2069 BS. The students enrolled in the diploma before 2069BS will complete their course by 2071 BS.
Western Region Campus, Pokhara
IOE has its campus in Pokhara- a beautiful city in western Nepal. This campus offers bachelor’s level courses in six engineering disciplines: geomatics engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, electronics & communication engineering, computer engineering and mechanical engineering. However, following the policy of Tribhuvan University, IOE has phased out the diploma stream and henceforth stopped enrollment in this stream after 2069 BS. The students enrolled in the diploma before 2069BS will complete their course by 2071 BS.
2. Affiliated Colleges
Institute of Engineering has given affiliation to ten privately managed colleges. The list of affiliated college is as follows;
Institute of engineering has following centres to perform its different activities;
Centre for energy studies (CES)
Centre for energy studies (CES) was established on January 21, 1999. The Main Objective of the centre is to enhance promotion and development of Renewable Energy Technologies through study, research, human resource development at various levels, and information dissemination for the sustainable development. As an institution within IOE/TU, capacity building of local manpower is the main focused activities of CES. CES has supported and provided assistance to the courses on; Master of Science in Renewable Energy Engineering (MSREE) and Master of Science in Technology & Innovation Management (TIM). Zero Energy House (ZEH), and energy Park (EP) are the parts of Centre for energy studies . Both ZEH and EP are being used as a living laboratory for research students and also demonstration sites for all concerned in the application and development of Renewable Energy Technologies.
Centre for Applied Research and Development (CARD)
Centre for Applied Research and Development (CARD) is an autonomous research and development centre within the IOE. The main objective of the CARD is to sustain the primary mandate of IOE to educate and develop new knowledge through a vigorous and highly visible research environment. CARD thrives to establish a research culture and development leadership in IOE. It supports all kinds of scholarly activities: fundamental research, applied research and development contract research to government, non –government and international agencies. It capitalizes on the wide range of multi-disciplinary in-house expertise and capabilities of the IOE.
Institute of Engineering Consultancy Services (IECS)
Institute of Engineering has established a central unit for rendering consultancy services in multidisciplinary engineering areas. This unit provides services in project development, design, supervision, quality control, monitoring and evaluation of projects, conservation works, etc. The IECS generally handles consultancy of multidisciplinary nature. The client seeking consultancy services should contact IECS.
Besides central unit of IECS, IOE has Consultancy Units in; Thapathali campus, Eastern Campus and Western Campus as well.
Continuing Education Division (CED)
Continuing Education Division (CED) is a unit within the IOE. The main objective of this unit is to provide short term tailor made training course. This division has conducted various types of training Programmeme on computer, GIS (in association with GIS society), Engineering applications (in association with IIT’s, Universities from USA and Canada) etc. The continuing Education Division also conducts various training Programmes opens to public. Clients seeking short term training Programmes may contact the CED.
Centre of Pollution Studies (CPS)
Centre of Pollution Studies (CPS) is yet another centre in the Institute of Engineering. This centre aimed to conduct and manage study/Research regarding Pollution thereby providing assistance in integrating high-level engineering education and research regarding pollution. This centre also works to develop expertise regarding the areas related to pollution and to support their utilization and Mobilization. It conducts trainings regarding pollution.
Centre for Disaster studies (CDS)
The Centre for Disaster studies was established in 2003 in the Institute of Engineering. Understanding the disaster and its subsequent effect of looses of life as well as properties every year, IOE decided to conduct research and develop human resource to mitigate disaster effects. CDS has the objective of working for management of disaster in the country. This Centre is also offering short-term courses, carrying out research works in disaster. This centre is supporting and assisting Master course in Disaster risk Management in the IOE.
Centre for Information Technology (CIT)
Centre for Information Technology (CIT) is a unit within the Institute of Engineering. The objective of CIT is to provide Information Technology facilities to the faculty, staff and students of the IOE. It has its own VSAT terminal, optical fiber backbone for internet connectivity and large computing facilities within Pulchowk Campus Premises. CIT provides Internet access to faculties, staff of TU and the students of IOE at a reasonable rate. There is also the provision of establishing CIT units in all constituent campuses. This unit shall also provide IT services to other organization when and where required.
Curriculum Implementation & Material Development Unit (CIMDU)
The Major objective of this unit is to facilitate the departments with various types of academic trainings and seminar to enhance the academic performances. This unit also co-ordinates the activities concerning development of courses and lab manuals by IOE faculties. A part from this, this unit also assists in the curriculum reform process of the Diploma-, Bachelor- and Master level.
Industry Liaison Council (ILC)
There is a unit looking after industrial relation for connecting academia to industry. This unit explores the market condition for IOE graduates. The engineering human resource demand of the industries is worked out and suggests necessary revisions in the courses.
Information & Communication Technology Centre (ICTC)
ICTC is a unit within the Institute of Engineering. The objective of ICTC is to provide extensive training in the Information & communication technology area to the needy persons working in the government and non-governmental sectors. It is also dedicated in the research work related with the information technology.
Programmes and Courses
The Programmes 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. research, 17 Master degrees (graduate course), 9 Bachelor degrees (undergraduate course) etc. in different engineering disciplines in different campuses and colleges.
Master’s degree courses are running in pulchowk (Central) Campus as follows:
|Departments||Running Master Programmes||Proposed Master Programmes|
|Department of Civil Engineering||Structural engineering Environment engineering Geo-technical engineering
Water resources engineering Sustainable water sanitation health and development (suspended) Transportation engineering Disaster Risk Management Construction management
|Department of Mechanical Engineering||Renewable energy engineering, Technology and Innovation management Energy system planning and Management||Climate Change|
|Department of Electrical Engineering||Power System Engineering|
|Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering||Information and Communication Engineering Computer system and Knowledge Engineering|
|Department of Architecture & Urban Planning||Urban Planning||Architecture|
|Departments of Sciences & Humanities||*||Applied Mathematics Material Science|
|Campuses and Colleges||Level||Courses|
|Pulchowk Campus||Bachelor level in Engineering||Civil Engineering Architecture Electrical Engineering Electronics and communication Engineering Mechanical Engineering Computer Engineering Aeronautical Engineering (Proposed) Biomedical Engineering(Purposed)|
|Thapathali Campus||Bachelor level in Engineering||Civil Engineering Industrial Engineering Electronics and communication engineering
Mechanical Engineering Architecture (proposed) Electrical Engineering (proposed) Chemical Engineering(purposed)
|Eastern Campus||Bachelor level in Engineering||Agricultural Engineering Civil Engineering Electronics and communication Mechanical Engineering Computer engineering Architecture (proposed) Electrical Engineering (proposed)|
|Western Region Campus||Bachelor level in Engineering||Geomatics Engineering Civil Engineering Electronics and communication engineering Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Architecture (proposed)|
|Kathmandu Engineering College||Bachelor level in Engineering||Civil Engineering Architecture Electrical Engineering Electronics and communication Engineering|
|Kantipur Engineering College||Bachelor level in Engineering||Civil Engineering Electronics and communication engineering Computer Engineering|
|Advanced College of
Engineering & Management
|Bachelor level in Engineering||Civil Engineering Electronics and communication engineering Computer Engineering
|National College of Engineering||Bachelor level in Engineering||Civil Engineering Electronics and communication engineering Electrical Engineering
|Himalaya Engineering College||Bachelor level in Engineering||Civil Engineering Electronics and communication Engineering Computer Engineering|
|Kathford College of Engineering & Management||Bachelor level in Engineering||Civil Engineering Electronics and communication Engineering Computer Engineering|
|Janakpur Engineering College||Bachelor level in Engineering||Civil Engineering Electronics and communication Engineering Computer Engineering|
|Khwopa College of Engineering||Bachelor level in Engineering||Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering|
|Sagarmatha Engineering College||Bachelor level in Engineering||Civil Engineering Electronics and communication engineering|
|Lalitpur Engineering College||Bachelor level in Engineering||Civil Engineering|
IOE Faculty Strength
|Central campus, Pulchowk||
|Purwanchal campus (ERC)||
|Paschimanchal campus (WRC)||
IOE Staffs Strength
|Central campus, Pulchowk||
|Purwanchal campus (ERC)||
|Paschimanchal campus (WRC)||
Faculties and Staff Strength in Affiliated Colleges
|Affiliated Colleges (10 nos.)||
|Faculties (10 * 75)||
|Staffs (10 * 30)||
Institute of engineering has about 70 laboratories and workshops in Pulchowk campus and in similar numbers in other constituent’s campuses. All laboratories and workshops are well equipped for the purpose of rendering services, such as; curricular works, research, consultancy and manufacturing oriented services in wide range of areas. IOE is providing internet services through its own VSAT system in Pulchowk campus.
Central library is in the central campus, Pulchowk and each constituent campus has its own library. IOE pulchowk campus, Pulchowk library has subscription of international journals and has digitized catalog system.
Other Physical Facilities
All constituent campuses (Pulchowk, Thapathali, Eastern region and Western region) have Hostels for students. Campuses other than Thapathali campus have professor’s quarters. All campuses have sports facilities and play grounds. Cafeteria facility is available in all campuses.
There is an indexed journal in institute of engineering published by IOE-TUTA unit. This is available in the website and widely circulated in the academic and professional sectors. There is also a monthly IOE news bulletin and is being published regularly. Each department in central campus, Pulchowk publishes annual publication in cooperation with students. All other colleges (constituents and affiliated) publish annual publication containing research articles and other creations.
There is a well established and competitive entrance examination for the enrollment of the students in Diploma, Bachelor’s and Master’s level. The successful students are enrolled in Ph.D. research after vigorous scrutiny of their research proposals. Periodic assignments, viva-voce, fieldworks, report writing and project works are performed for internal evaluations. There is the fixed academic calendar and subsequent final exams in all levels. Bachelor level include presentation of group work (project work) as a part of final examination, whereas, vigorous thesis and dissertations are mandatory for individual students in Master and Ph.D. research.
On Going Research works:
Prof. Dr. Triratna Bajracharya
Institute of Engineering, TU
Pulchowk, Lalitpur, Nepal
Phone: (+977-1) 5521531, Fax: (+977-1) 5525830/ 5521985
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