FOUNDED in 1959 Tribhuvan University, Nepal's first national University is geared towards modernization through a national system of higher education. It was named after the late King Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah Dev.
The University has sixty two campuses of its own and a hundred affiliated to it. The student enrolment in Tribhuvan University constituent campuses is about 92,000 and in the affiliated campuses the total enrolment estimate is 4,00,000. Today, the University is an academic home for about 1,50,000 students and about 5,500 faculty members. On the support service sector, the University has about 2,300 people working in administration, about 1,500 technical workers and about 3,200 in utility services.
Faculties and Institutes
Tribhuvan University has the following faculties, each headed by a Dean.
- Humanities and Social Sciences
The faculties of Humanities of Social Sciences run programs on a wide range of Liberal Arts subjects, and the faculties of Management, Law and Education provide professional studies.
The university has the following Institutes, each with a Dean at the apex "
- Science and Technology
- Agriculture & Animal Science
The University has the following specialized research centers, each led by an Executive Director.
- Centre for Economic Development & Administration (CEDA)
- Centre for Nepal & Asian Studies (CNAS)
- Research Centre for Applied Science & Technology (RECAST)
- Research Centre for Educational Innovation & Development (CERID)
Tribhuvan University has the following consecutive levels of study:
Tribhuvan University has signed agreements, Memorandum of understanding (MOU) and other documents which ensure mutual cooperation and support in many field of activity. The fields cover exchange, research and information flow. There are also some foreign Universities and Institutions wishing to collaborate with Tribhuvan University in different field \s of intellectual and academic engagement.
Institute of medicine
The history of Tribhuvan University, Institute of Medicine (IOM),is more than two and half decades long. When it was established in 1972, the institute had only proficiency for the certificate Nursing Programme but now it feels proud to run 29 academic programmes in medicine, public health, nursing and Ayurveda through seven campuses of its own and two affiliated campuses. The institute also has its own TU Teaching Hospital and BP Koirala Lions Centre for Ophthalmic Studies that provides service and training. From its inception, the institute has carefully tried to provide all types of human resource for health in a balanced manner and not just for medical graduates.
Currently, there are four proficiency certificate courses and six bachelor level course at IOM. The MBBS course, that started in 1978, is a competency programme and is recognised by Medial Council of may countries of the world.
The post-graduate course started at IOM in 1982 with the initiation of MD (General Practice) Programme. In line with the recently emphasized role of the University for tertiary education, IOM now conducts 18 postgraduate academic course.
In addition to providing student training and service to the patients and the public, the IOM also lays great emphasis on research and innovations in medicine education. For decades the institutes Medical Education Department has contributed to the design and development of the curriculum as well as for the training of students and teachers. The Institute also has linkage with several national and international organization