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Institute of Engineering

Institute of Engineering (IOE), founded in 1930,  is one of the top and oldest technical Institute of Nepal. It is located in Pulchowk  Lalitpur. After the introduction of New Education System Plan in 1972 in the country, IOE was formed under Tribhuvan University and both the Nepal Engineering Institute and Technical Training Institute were brought under Institute of Engineering. 

IOE  began bachelor courses in engineering from 1978, master courses from 1996, doctoral program from 2003 and Post-doctoral program from 2018. By now, Bachelor's, Master's, doctoral programs are run in Pulchowk campus, Pulchowk. From the year 2018, Bachelor's programme in Aerospace Engineering has been  started at Pulchowk Campus. Master's and Bachelor’s courses are run in the Thapathali campus, Purwanchal campus and Paschimanchal campus. IOE is now delivering its services from four constituent campuses and ten affiliated colleges. 


Main Objectives

The main objective is to provide quality engineering education and research in the frontier engineering areas relevant primarily to nation.

IOE Goals and Specific Objectives are as follows:



Enhance Academic   excellence

  • Establishing market relevant academic programs, 
  • Emphasizing research works as a integral part of IOE
  • Enhancing cooperation and collaboration of academia with industry from training programs
  • Establishing effective and efficient Exam & evaluation system

Perform as Think-Tank

  • Promoting advocacy on engineering policies
  • Establishing leadership role in emerging engineering issues
  • Addressing national development issues

Establish Governance 

  • Setting up structural & regulatory reform
  • Establishing effective management & leadership
  • Capacity building of faculties & staff
  • Ensuring competent students and creating conducive study environment 
  • Establishing academic Infrastructures

Ensure Financial sustainability

  • Resource planning ( regulations for expense & incentives distributions, performance based incentives)

  • Fund management (identifying funds & its management) 

Establish Collaboration & cooperation

  • Facilitating technology transfer
  • National cooperation and collaboratio
  • Emphasizing international collaboration

Admission Policy

The main policy of IOE is to enroll qualified student by computer base entrance examination system.

Selection Process 

After computer base entrance examination the Entrance Examination Board of IOE will publish the list of the successful candidates in the entrance examination notice board and via the website whereas the Admission Committee of Constituent campuses will take care of admission procedure. 

  • Candidate who has passed, the program entry requirements will be selected for the admission on the basis of merit list based on the score of the Entrance examination. 

  • Admission committees of respective Campuses will publish the list of admission as per its schedule. The candidates should contact the Campus Admission Committee. All the selected candidates should follow the schedule published by the committee. Vacant seats due to the failure of any candidate to enroll in the prescribed time will be filled by admitting candidates from the consequent next list.

Evaluation System

The evaluation system of IOE is practical & theory. To evaluate the student's achievement IOE conduct assessment  & semester examination.

Research Activities

Sustainable Engineering Education Project (SEEP) 

EnPe, Norway 

2016 - 2020 

To develop capacity at Institute of Engineering in developing Masters program on ‘Energy for Sustainable and Social Development’ and through other research related activities on establishing center of excellence on broader theme of Clean Energy and associated entrepreneurship.  (Under CARD)

CapSEM : Capacity Building in Sustainability and Environmental Management 

Erasmus+, European Union 

2016 - 2019 

To expand Sustainability and Environmental Management capacity at HEIs in Uganda, India and Nepal. (Under CARD)

Curricula Development of Interdisciplinary Master Courses inEnergy Efficient Building Design in Nepal and Bhutan / CIMCEB under Erasmus+ program

Erasmus+ KA2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good

Practices Capacity Building in Higher Education

15-10-2015 to 


Lund University (Sweden), University of Innsbruck (Austria),Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia), Tribhuvan University (Nepal), Kathmandu University (Nepal) and Royal University of Bhutan (Bhutan) 

(Under CES)

Pilot Project Installation of Gravitational Water Vortex Power Plant (GWVPP)

Ministry of Energy, Government of Nepal

08-01-2017 to 


Centre for Energy Studies, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University

Solar Technician Level I and Level II Training Manuals

Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), MoPE, Government of Nepal

June – July 2016

Centre for Energy Studies, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University

Solar Design Engineer Training Manuals

Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC), MoPE, Government of Nepal

June – July 2016

Centre for Energy Studies, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University




To exchange students & faculties of IOE, TU & NTNU Norway & develop Ph.D. courses & Curriculum.

Significant Achievements at par with International Standard

Excellent performance of our products inside & abroad in different organization.


  • IOE Journal – an indexed journal published annually by IOE TUTA unit, available in website and widely circulated in the academic and professional sectors

  • IOE news bulletin being published monthly

  • Different department in Pulchowk campus publishes annual publication in cooperation with students

  • All other colleges (constituents and affiliated) publish annual publications containing research articles and other creations

  • Built Environment and Associated Practices, MSESSD program, IOE.

Further Programs/Courses to keep up with the pace of 21st Century

  • Paradigm shift from college environment to research institution of all four campuses

  • Reform in existing master programs

  • Reform in existing bachelor programs

  • Increment of Intake capacity & programmes

  • Introducing new market oriented courses

  • Renovation, Repair and new construction

  • Re-visit of full fee programs

  • Re-visit of IOE royalty

  • Good governance through UMIS

Program and Courses Offered

Constituent and Affiliated Colleges