Tribhuwan University

Office of Planning Directorate

Planning Directorate is one of the Directorates of Tribhuvan University under the office of the Vice Chancellor. It is also the secretariat of Tribhuvan University Planning Council. The executive director heads the planning directorate who also serves as member-secretary of the council. The council performs advisory role of preparing short-term and long-term plans, developing annual programs and evaluating program implementation. It consists of 29 members including the representative from National Planning Commission, Ministry of Finance, and Ministry of Science and Technology where the Vice Chancellor, Rector, and Registrar of Tribhuvan University serve as chair, vice chair and member, respectively. Generally, the Planning Council meets once a year to discuss and approve the annual programs and budget of Tribhuvan University. The council approves the programs and budget and send it to Tribhuvan University Senate for approval. Besides, the responsibilities of the planning directorate include:

  • To prepare progress report of development projects implemented by Tribhuvan University
  •  To prepare development plans, programs and financial resources for Tribhuvan University
  • To finalize the programs and development budget of Tribhuvan University including institute, faculty, research center and campuses  
  • To keep close link with the University Grants Commission for implementing plans and policy of Tribhuvan university
  • To keep close relation with the Government of Nepal Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Ministry of Finance, National Planning Commission and other national and international organizations for seeking necessary support and funding
  • To work as per the directives of the Vice-Chancellor of Tribhuvan University

Academic Programs

Tribhuvan University offers undergraduate (certificate and Bachelor) and graduate (Master, M. Phil, & PhD) programs through five technical institutes, and four faculties. As per the policy, proficiency certificate level has already been phased out from TU except in the Institute of Medicine. The institute offers certificate level course in nursing. A large number of diverse undergraduate (Bachelor) and graduate programs are being offered by different institutes, faculties, graduate schools, central departments, and constituent campuses, and affiliated colleges. Four-fifth of the offered programs is graduate and the remaining is undergraduate.  

Table 1 Number of campuses/colleges by province

Province

Number of campus/colleges

Total

Constituent

Affiliated

One

12

147

159

Two

5

95

100

Bagmati

26

441

467

Gandaki

7

119

126

Five

7

147

154

Karnali

2

39

41

Sdudur pachhim  

3

74

77

Total

62

1,062

1,124

The total of 1,124 TU campuses is spread across the country covering 76 districts of seven provinces. ver There is a large coverage of TU campus/college in the nation. The colleges are spread over in 76 districts of seven provinces. Over two-fifth (42%) of the campus (both constituent and affiliated) is located in Bagmati province, followed by province one (20%) and five (13%). 41 TU campus including affiliated is located in Karnali province, although the number is eleven times less than Bagmati province (table 1).

Student Enrolment

In the academic year 2075/076, the number of students are 415,482 under different faculties and institutes, of which over one-half (52%) students are female (table 2). The highest number of female students is under the faculty of education (67%) whereas only 17 per cent female students are under the institute of engineering. The GPI in the academic year 2075/076 is 1.08.

Table 2 Number of students in different faculty/institute by gender

Institute

/Faculty

Constituent Campus

Affiliated College

Total Male

Total Female

Grand Total

Male

Female

Male

Female

IOE

11052

2105

10735

2364

21787

4469

26256

IOAAS

1312

1089

164

233

1476

1322

2798

IOM

810

1694

3851

4530

4661

6224

10885

IOF

973

567

204

249

1177

816

1993

IOST

15650

9210

8440

4146

24090

13356

37446

FOL

9945

5189

311

331

10256

5520

15776

FOM

23412

23612

56658

80775

80070

104387

184457

FOE

8731

12692

15851

37036

24582

49728

74310

FOHSS

15780

13346

15719

16716

31499

30062

61561

Total

87665

69504

111933

146380

199598

215884

415482

 

The majority of the students (44%) are enrolled under the faculty of management, followed by faculty of education (18%), faculty of humanities and social sciences (15%) and so on. Among five technical institutes, the largest number of students is enrolled under the institute of science and technology. Non-technical education still occupies the major share of students (81%).   

Student Enrolment Trend at Constituent Campus

In the last five year, number of students in the constituent campus is in increasing trend except in the academic year 2073/074; the number of students has decreased by 3 percent (fugure1). The number of students is increased by 7 per cent comparing to the last year (2074/075) indicating the first choice to constitute campus.

 

Figure 1 Students enrolment trend in constituent campuses

 

Prof. Ridish K. Pokharel, PhD

Executive Director

Planning Directorate Tribhuvan University

Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone # 4330437; 4330421

Fax # 4331964

e-mail: planning@tribhuvan-university.edu.np