Kantipur Engineering College

Dhapakhel, Lalitpur
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Kantipur Engineering College (KEC), which is run effectively by qualified faculty and administration, is situated in Dhapakhel, Lalitpur. Kantipur Engineering College (KEC), founded in 1998 with the primary goal of developing an ideal platform for engineering education in Nepal, stands out with well-equipped and cutting-edge facilities within its own lush green expansive complex. KEC is affiliated with Tribhuvan University. In the fields of civil, computer, and electronics & communication engineering, KEC has so far graduated 36 batches of engineers. The majority of KEC alumni are doing well both domestically and abroad.

Salient Features

  • Service in engineering education for more than 23 years
  • Located in a serene, clean setting that promotes creativity
  • Service of full-time instructors and employees that are knowledgeable and motivated
  • International connections through staff and student exchanges with other universities
  • Well-equipped workshops and laboratories
  • There are many possibilities to take part in intra- and inter-college technical contests and exhibits.
  • Including extracurricular activities in the curriculum
  • Yearly holds international conferences and technical contests.
  • For qualified pupils, scholarships
  • Student and staff development opportunities in both personal and professional areas
  • Construction of earthquake-resistant infrastructure across 35 acres
  • center for research and training
  • A library with enough reading and research resources
  • Additional instruction and private sessions for support
  • Facility for subsidized transportation
  • Inside the college's premises are canteens, a sports court, and stationary.

Admission Guidelines


Students who want to attend KEC must

  • succeed in the entrance examination conducted by the Institute of Engineering (IOE).
  • have a minimum grade of "C" in all of their Class 11 and 12 courses or a score of 45 % on the Diploma or an equivalent. 

IOE administers entrance exams that are computer-based in the subjects of Maths, Physics, Chemistry, English, and Engineering aptitude. The entire test consists of objectives, and it lasts for two hours in a single sitting.

Students are accepted by KEC in accordance with the merit list IOE publishes based on the outcomes of the entrance test.



For bright and deserving students, Kantipur Engineering College (KEC) has the following scholarship packages.

Regular Scholarships: 10%of the admitted full paid quotas get scholarships.

Kantipur Talent Student Scholarships

Several alluring scholarships will be awarded to students who earned high grades in the KEC Model Entrance. The college policy shall be followed in awarding these scholarships.

  • Tribhuvan University
  • Established 1998 AD
  • private Institution
  • 01-5229204 | 01-5229005 | 01-5229274
  • admin@kec.edu.np

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Kantipur Engineering College (KEC) is committed to meet every challenge for providing exemplary education in several disciplines of engineering. Presently, KEC is conducting BE programs in Civil (96 Seats), Computer (96 Seats) and Electronics, Communication & Information Engineering (96 Seats) under the guidelines of the Institute of Engineering (IOE), Tribhuvan University. The college is fully aware and committed to the development of further engineering programs in future. Programs for running B.E. in Electrical Engineering and Bachelor in Architecture are in pipeline.


The goal of Kantipur Engineering College (KEC) is to establish the institution as an engineering education hub for South-East Asia and Nepal.


By providing high-quality engineering education, conducting applied research, and generating qualified engineering talent, Kantipur Engineering College aims to assist the people of Nepal in improving the infrastructural development of their nation.


KEC has been established with the primary objectives to:

  • Produce proficient, qualified, and socially responsible engineering manpower required to face the challenges of the country in the new millennium.
  • Develop the college as a research and resource center so as to initiate research activities to strengthen engineering potentialities and to solve problems related to the areas of engineering in the country.
  • Provide opportunities to the citizens of Nepal willing to get engineering education in different fields at affordable cost.
  • Launch different programs to integrate educational and developmental activities.
  • Serve as a sustained center for imparting engineering education so as to update and upgrade the existing engineering manpower.

Message from the Principal

Keshar Prasain

Dear students, parents and well-wishers,
Warm Greetings from Kantipur Engineering College!!!

With great respect and honour, I would like to express my deep gratitude to all the parents, faculty, staff, students and well-wishers of the college. Your constant support, love and commitment towards the college throughout the years have enabled us to thrive to build KEC’s reputation as one of the best engineering colleges in Nepal.

I am honored to work with the College Management, Faculty, Staff and the students of the college to secure bright future of our students and the college as a whole. KEC has a lot of things to be proud of which includes quality education, well equipped laboratories, modern physical infrastructure, exposure of students in different intra/inter college competitions, healthy studying environment, international linkages with scholarships to European Universities, helpful residential community for students outside of the valley. Most of our senior faculty members have utilized our international linkage programs and trained themselves to guide and motivate students to become qualified and competent engineers capable of decision-making and complex problem solving. I am committed to continue this positive momentum in the days to come.

As a senior faculty member and Principal of the college, I am privileged to be a part of a team in which every member is a leader of the teaching and learning process. Finally, I would like to welcome all the perspective students to be a part of proud KEC family. Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries or suggestions.

Dr. Keshar Prasain