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|Established||1959 (2016 B.S.)|
|Chancellor||Prime Minister of Nepal|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Dr. Tirtha Raj Khaniya|
|7,049 professorial faculty
5607 other faculty
Tribhuvan University (TU, Nepali: त्रिभुवन विश्वविद्यालय) is a public university in Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal. Established in 1959, TU is the oldest and largest university in Nepal. The enrolment in 2013–2014 was ninth largest in the world.
The university provides undergraduate and graduate education. More than 4,400 courses are offered, of which 500 are for intermediate-level courses (equivalent to higher secondary school), 2,079 are for undergraduate and 2,000 are for postgraduate programs. As of September 2014, the university has 88 constituent campuses and 1,033 affilaited colleges across the country. Since it is government financed, it is less expensive than private universities.
- 1 History
- 2 Academics
- 2.1 Faculties and associated central departments
- 2.2 Institutes
- 2.3 Constituent campuses
- 3 Organization
- 4 Facilities
- 5 Societies
- 6 References
TU marked its golden jubilee in 2009 organizing programmes.
In the 52nd year of its establishment, the university family remains committed and dedicated to making it a source and centre of quality education to set up a culture of learning in the country and to promote the notion of national and global peace and harmony.
Since its inception, the state-owned university has expanded its programmes. There are five technical institutes and four general faculties. The university offers 115 courses for the technical proficiency certificate level. TU offers 1079 courses at Bachelor's level and 1000 courses at Master’s level. It offers Ph.D. degrees in the technical institutes and faculties.
TU ran its programmes only through its constituent campuses before 1980. With the increasing number of students wanting higher education, it was not possible to accommodate all the students in the constituent campuses. This situation led to the establishment of colleges in the private sector because the constituent campuses alone could not meet the demand. From 1979–80, TU started providing affiliation to private colleges. Across the country, 826 private colleges have received TU affiliations.
In the 2014–2015 academic session 4,05,341 students were enrolled in TU academic programmes. 1,48,141 (36.55%) students study in its 60 constituent campuses including 38 central departments, while 2,57,200 (63.45%) students study in 1,053 affiliated colleges.
Faculties and associated central departments
There are four faculties at the university:
- Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Central Department of Food Technology in Dharan 
- Central Department of Buddhist Studies
- Central Department of Chemistry, TU
- Central Department of Culture
- Central Department of Economics
- [Central Department of English]
- Central Department of Biotechnology
- Central Department of Fine Arts
- Central Department of Geography
- Central Department Of Hydrology & Meteorology
- Central Department of Geology
- Central Department of Hindi
- Central Department of History
- Central Department of Home Science
- Central Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
- Central Department of Library Science
- Central Department of Linguistics
- Central Department of Maithili
- Central Department of Nepali
- Central Department of Nepal Bhasha
- Central Department of Physics
- Central Department of Political Science
- Central Department of Population Studies
- Central Department of Psychology
- Central Department of Rural Development
- Central Department of Sanskrit
- Central Department of Sociology
- Central Department of Anthropology
- Faculty of Management
- Faculty of Education
- Central Department of Education
- Faculty of Law Awareness
There are five institutes at the university:
- Institute of Agriculture & Animal Sciences (IAAS), Rampur, Chitwan
- Institute of Medicine
- Institute of Engineering (IOE) (4 constituent campuses and 10 affiliated colleges)
- Institute of Science & Technology (IOST), Kathmandu  
- Institute of Forestry (IOF), Pokhara, Kaski
The list of constituent campuses of Tribhuvan University includes:
Eastern Development Region
- Mahendra Ratna Multiple Campus, Ilam
- Mechi Multiple Campus, Jhapa
- Mahendra Morang Adarsha Multiple Campus, Biratnagar
- Snatakottar (Postgraduate) Campus, Biratnagar
- Nursing Campus, Biratnagar
- Purwanchal Campus, Dharan
- Mahendra Multiple Campus, Dharan
- Central Campus of Technology, Dharan 
- Dhankuta Multiple Campus, Dhankuta
- Tehrathum Campus, Chuhandanda
- Bhojpur Multiple Campus, Bhojpur
- Mahendra Bindeshwori Multiple Campus, Rajbiraj
- S.S.M.Yadhav Multiple Campus, Siraha
Central Development Region (Out of Kathmandu Valley)
- Ramshwaroop Ramsagar Multiple Campus, Janakpur
- Thakur Ram Multiple Campus, Birgunj
- National Academy Campus, Birgunj
- Hetauda Campus, Hetauda
- Central Campus, Rampur
- Birendra Multiple Campus, Bharatpur
Central Development Region (Inside Kathmandu Valley)
- Bhaktapur Multiple Campus, Bhaktapur
- Sanothimi Campus, Bhaktapur
- Patan Samyukta Campus, Patan Dhoka
- Pulchowk Campus, Pulchowk
- Nepal Commerce Campus, Min Bhawan
- Thapathali Campus, Thapathali
- Jana Prasashan Campus, Jamal
- University Campus, Kirtipur
- Mahendra Ratna Campus, Tahachal
- Ayurved Campus, Kirtipur
- Public Youth Campus, Dhobichaur
- Saraswoti Multiple Campus, Lainchaur
- Amrit Campus, Lainchaur
- Central Campus, Maharajgung
- Nursing Campus, Maharajgunj
- Lalitkala Campus, Bhotahiti
- Trichandra Multiple Campus, Ghantaghar
- Padmakanya Multiple Campus, Bagbazar
- Shankerdev Campus, Putalisadak
- Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus, Pradarshani Marg
- Nepal Law Campus, Pradarshani Marg
- Bishwa Bhasa Campus, Pradarshani Marg
Western Development Region
- Gorkha Campus, Gorkha
- Lamjung Campus, Sundarbazar
- Paschimanchal Campus, Pokhara
- Pokhara Nursing Campus, Pokhara
- Pokhara Campus, Pokhara
- Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara
- Tribhuvan Multiple Campus, Palpa
- Butwal Multiple Campus, Butwal
- Paklihawa Campus, Paklihawa
- Bhairahawa Multiple Campus, Bhairahawa
- Dhaulagiri Campus, Baglung
Mid-Western Development Region
- Mahendra Multiple Campus, Dang
- Mahendra Multiple Campus, Nepalgunj
- Nursing Campus, Nepalgunj
- Surkhet Campus, Birendranagar
- Jumla Campus, Jumla
- Musikot Multiple campus, Rukum,khalanga
Far-Western Development Region
- Doti Multiple Campus, Doti
- Dadeldhura Campus, Dadeldhura
- Siddhanath Campus, Mahendranagar
- Kailali Multiple Campus, Dhangadhi
TU is government financed but still an autonomous organization. The head of the government, the prime minister, is its chancellor.
- Chancellor: Prime Minister of Nepal
- Pro-Chancellor: Minister of Education
- Vice Chancellor: Prof. Dr. Tirtha Raj Khaniya
- Chairman: Prof. Dr. Ishwar Chandra Dutta
- Rector: Prof. Guna Nidhi Nyaupane
- Registrar: Dr. Chandra Mani Poudel
Tribhuvan University has five decision-making bodies:
- The University Council is the supreme body that makes decisions on policies, budget, rules and regulations and the formation of special committees and commissions.
- Executive Council implements operational decisions while the University Council accepts donations to the university. It makes decisions on grants, affiliation to private campuses and appointments of university officials.
- The Academic Council makes decisions on policies and practices regarding curriculum, teaching, examinations and research.
- The Research Coordination Council makes policies on TU research activities, approves guidelines for researchers and coordinates the functions of university level research organizations.
- The Planning Council has an advisory role of preparing plans (long- and short-term), developing annual programs and evaluating programs implementation.
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