Under Tribhuvan University there are various faculties and institutes. Institute of engineering is one of the Institute of Tribhuvan University. Under Institute of Engineering there are four constituent campuses and ten private colleges. Pulchowk Campus is the central campus of the Institute of Engineering. It was established in 1972 (2029 B.S) as one of the constituent campus of the Institute of Engineering and is situated at the heart of the Lalitpur city at Pulchowk. Initially it was started for the production of trade level manpower to fulfill the nation’s need in the field of Engineering. Pulchowk campus offered diploma level (intermediate level with three years duration) courses in various engineering disciplines since 1973 (2030 BS) but diploma level courses are phased out now. Pulchowk campus has been offering bachelor’s degree courses in various engineering disciplines since 1984 (2041 BS).
Till 1984 Pulchowk Campus was involved in producing low to middle level engineering manpower in the field of Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Architecture. Realizing the national and global demand gradually the country felt a need of engineering manpower in higher level. As a result four years bachelor level course in Civil Engineering was introduced in 1984. Gradually, bachelors in Electrical Engineering and bachelors in Electronics Engineering were started from 1994 (2051 BS), bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and Architecture were started from 1995 (2052 BS) and bachelors in Computer Engineering was started from 1998 (2055 BS). All these Bachelors in Engineering (BE) programs were introduced for the first time in Nepal.
Currently, Pulchowk Campus offers bachelors courses, master’s courses and Ph. D. programs in different areas of engineering. This campus is well equipped with necessary laboratories with great strength of faculties and staffs, separate buildings for academic and administrative purposes has become the center of excellence of engineering education in Nepal.