Gandaki College of Engineering and Science (GCES)



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Recognitions and Accreditation

The Gandaki College of Engineering and Science (GCES) is an extension to Gandaki Boarding School, Lamachaur, Pokhara 16, located in about 3 kilometers away from Pokhara city center.  It offers bachelor level program in Software Engineering (48 Seats).The College is surrounded with the serene beauty of snowcapped mountains around, and amidst the unique natural landscape of Lamachaur and Batulechaur. 

Gandaki College of Engineering and Science (GCES) was established by the initiation of Dr. P.V. Chandy, the then Principal of GBS/GCES, with the approval of the GBS Management Committee and the United Mission to Nepal (UMN) in 1998. The college is functioned under U.M.N. G.B S. G.C.E S. Public Education Trust. It is an independent and non-profit institution. It is affiliated to the Pokhara University (PU) and complies with the PU semester system and examination procedures. In 2003, GCES was admitted as a permanent member of Nepal Engineering Council.

Mission and Vision

GCES strongly feels that development is only possible with quality education and hence it is committed to maintain academic excellence. Mission of GCES is to cultivate an atmosphere of intellectual discipline that encourages and facilitates both student and faculty with some scholarships to students, and hence to prepare engineering professionals with knowledge, values and skills which will enable them to make a significant contribution to the country. We seek to fulfill its mission with a deep concern for socially and economically disadvantaged members of its community. Vision of GCES is to reinvent the engineering professional focusing on ample scope for employment in the field of research and technology. By creating and advancing knowledge for our students and our professionals, we strive to improve the well-being of the economically and socially disadvantaged people in our society. To that end, we are continually working to enhance the development of the college as a national leader in software development by using the best available resources, skills, expertise and values of faculty, staff and students.

CAMPUS and Infrastructure

The campus of GCES is a sprawling over 240 Ropanis of of land with sufficient play grounds, parks and thick green forest. The campus is situated near Lamachaur, North West part of Pokhara City, about 6 Km from Pokhara, is well connected through roads. The climate at Lamachaur and college campus is cold and pleasant for most of the year. Strategic location of the campus amidst the salubrious environment and the symbiotic connections with the nature together make it an ideal place for seriously inclined learner. GCES residing in a 240 ropanis campus has curved out for itself a big name all over the country & is recognized as a premier educational institute of Nepal. It abounds in well equipped & sophisticated laboratories, well stoked libraries to enhance & facilitate the entire teaching and learning process.

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Salient features

Computer Lab

Gandaki College of Engineering and Science (GCES) has three main computer laboratories with a total of 70 computers all featuring some of the latest processors, running Windows and GNU/Linux Operating Systems. Two of the laboratories are used for classes while the third one is for intensive research and development work.

Electronics and Physics Laboratories

The Electronics laboratory of Gandaki College of Engineering and Science (GCES) is well equipped with all the latest technology devices essential for the laboratory work. This laboratory serves for designing from simple logic systems to a basic digital computer. The physics experiments are conducted in the same laboratory.


Gandaki College of Engineering and Science (GCES) has an excellent and well organized library with a lot of textbooks and reference materials,including quite a large number of rare technical books provided by our supporters from home and abroad. To maintain up-to-date information in a wide range of disciplines, the library subscribes to various national international technical journals, daily newspapers and monthly magazines. The state of-the-art library includes a computerized library information system and extensive collection of e-books, software tools and CDs/DVDs.

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Admission guidelines

Program Name: Bachelors of Engineering in Software Engineering

  1. Eligibility:
    • Passed Higher Secondary / Intermediate level (10+2/ A-Level – Science, I.E. or equivalent) with at least second division. Biology group may also apply.
    • Passed at least 100 marks Mathematics in Higher Secondary / Intermediate level.
    • Admission will be strictly on the basis of merit.
    • Good written and verbal communication skills in English.
  2. Selection basis:
    • Entrance examinations of Physics, Mathematics (Class 11) and English at 10+2 level.
    • Performance in SLC and Intermediate level.
  3. Required documents:
    • Photocopies of mark-sheets and character/transfer certificate of S.L.C. and Intermediate level.
    • Photocopy of citizenship certificate.
    • Two copies of passport size photos.

Scholarship information

Being a non profit organization, GCES supports academically bright and needy students with financial assistance to students. Scholarships are awarded to academically bright, economically disadvantaged, but intelligent and self-motivated students. These scholarships are provided primarily after an evaluation of students’ previous academic records and their financial needs as assessed by the scholarship committee.

GBS Scholarship

These are awarded to ex- GBS scholarship students who have demonstrated exceptional intellectual and personal qualities in academic areas.

Local Scholarship

These are awarded to economically disadvantaged students who are from the local areas like Lamachaur and Batulechaur.

Academic Awards

Merit based scholarships are also awarded to a number of students based on their academic achievements, performance, and their involvement in other educational activities. Each year, academic scholarships are awarded to students based on their performance in the college entrance examinations and their previous academic records. Academic award will be provided in 10:1 ratio. Students securing SGPA less than 3.0 will not be eligible for academic award.

Message from College

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Mr. Rabi Prasad Baral


Dear all, It is our pleasure to welcome you to Gandaki College of Engineering and Science (GCES) Lamachaur, Pokhara. We are delighted to announce the completion of 18 years of successful operation of GCES in 2017. Presently it has been functioning as an extension to Gandaki Higher Secondary Boarding School registered under the Public Education Trust. It is an autonomous and non-profit making institution with innovative and dedicated management committee chaired by Regional Education Director, Western Development Region. We have always been driven by the mission to becoming an international center of academic excellence with our motto-Knowledge, Character and Service. GCES is affiliated with Pokhara University and offers the esteemed undergraduate program in Computer Software Engineering. Also GCES is planning to launch a new graduate program in M.Sc. in Information System Engineering very soon. Our program prepares students for different areas in the field o
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