Tribhuvan University (TU), which was established in 1959, is the first national institution of higher education in Nepal. There are 39 central departments and 4 research centres in TU .
Tribhuvan University is a non-profit making autonomous institution funded by the Government of Nepal. On January 8, 2013, the government of Nepal has principally agreed to declare Tribhuvan University as the Central University
Tribhuvan University committed and dedicated to makes a source and centre of quality education, setting up a culture of learning in the country and promoting the notion of national and global peace and harmony.
TU conducted its programmes only through its constituent campuses prior to 1980. As the number of the students willing to acquire higher education was increasing day by day, it was not possible for the university to accommodate all the students in the constituent campuses. This situation led to the establishment of colleges in the private sector. From 1979 –80, TU started providing affiliation to private colleges to conduct various programmes at different levels. One thousand eighty four (1084) private colleges including Gandaki Medical College(GMC) spread all over the country have so far received affiliations from TU.
Tribhuvan University has signed agreements, Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) and other documents with various parties which ensure mutual co-operation and support in many fields of activities. The field basically cover exchange, research and information flow. There are also some foreign University and Institutions wishing to collaborate with Tribhuvan University in different fields of intellectual and academic engagements.
Tribhuvan University is the National University of Nepal. Degrees of this university are recognized worldwide.
Gandaki Medical College Teaching Hospital & Research Centre Pvt. Ltd. has been approved by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Government of Nepal.
Institute of medicine (IOM)
Institute of Medicine (IOM) was established in 1972 A.D. under Tribhuvan University. IOM has been running 29 different programs from proficiency certificate to highest post graduate degree in Medicine, public health, nursing, para-medical and traditional medicine through 7 constituent and 10 affiliated campuses all over the country. The Institute has its own to Teaching Hospital, Manmohan Cardiac Centre, Ganesh Man ENT Centre and BP Koirala Lions Centre for Ophthalmic Studies that provide medical service and training.
Since its inception, the institute has been serious towards providing all types of human resources for health in a balanced manner, not just for only for medical graduates.
The post-graduate study was 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 conduct several ostgraduate academic programme in Medicine, Dental and Para-medical studies.
In addition to providing students trainings and medical services to the patients and the public the IOM also days great emphasis on research and innovations in medical education. For decades the institute’s Curriculum Development and Evaluation Committee has been contributing substantially to the design and development of the curriculum as well as for the training of students and teachers. The Institute also has linkage with various national and international organizations.