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Kathmandu Engineering College

Kalimati, Kathmandu
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Kathmandu Engineering College is a Tribhuvan University (TU) affiliated, private engineering college located at Kalimati, Kathmandu. The college started in 1998 and is the first ISO: 9001:2008 certified college in Nepal. It is an autonomous college from the perspectives of administration, staff and teacher recruitment as well as college development, and is managed by a team of excellent board members. The college has been growing towards strength since its inception.

Salient Features

Microsoft Students Partners

For the past few years, Microsoft has been involved in various ways with the college and its students. It has been appointing Microsoft Student Partners (MSPs) in the college ever since its fist involvement. MSPs are the bridge between the college and Microsoft. Various trainings are organized on a regular basis, and these have proven beneficial to students.

Job Placement Services

KEC’s job placement service works as a bridge between the world of work and the economic environment. We help students make a successful transition from college to work. The college helps students and graduates obtain positions in line with their specific interests and needs. Over the past two years, we have placed a number of students in reputed organizations and shall continue these efforts in the years to come.


KEC believes that different types of extracurricular activities help students mentally and physically, and adds to their all-round efficiency. We encourage students to get involved into some kind of sporting activity. We organize sports weeks within the college, and support intra-college competitions.

Internet Facilities

Students get access to online browsing at the college computer laboratories. They may do so during recess or non-class hours.

The college has an e-learning facility from where students download tutorials, notes, and so on. E-Clearance has been facilitated for student clearance. E-Attendance system for students has also been facilitated for minutely monitoring student attendance in class.

Information Center

The KEC information Center has been established for the sole purpose of giving ample information to students, parents, guardians or to anyone who wants to know about KEC. It is an information archive where everyone can be updated on college day-to-day activities.

Survey Camp and Field Visits

Third year civil students carry out a two-week survey camp in accordance with their subjects. This field work simulates the actual field condition for the execution of detailed topographical survey. Students of Architecture, Electronics, and Computer and Electrical department also carry out field visits which help them grasp their subject matter practically.


KEC has its own fleet of buses available. They are used on college days and also made available for site visits, survey camps, researches, participation etc.

Spacious Library

KEC’s comprehensive library has separate sections reserved for the various courses offered in engineering. Besides, it has separate spaces for periodicals and other learning resources including newspapers, news magazines and research manuals.

Students can borrow course books and use reference books from the library under library rules. The KEC library accommodates over 50,000 course/ reference books, text books and course manuals. We have e-learning facilities where we host ftp server (file transfer protocol) for online resources in the library.


The KEC-Cafeteria serves breakfast, lunch, snacks and bakery products at reasonable costs. It serves hygienic food in several tastes.

Guidance and Counseling

This unit looks after the welfare of the students, collective as well as individual. KEC believes that the students at this level go through a lot of stresses, which requires correct and prompt addressing for overall efficiency on the part of the students involved. Thus this unit is established to address such situations and help students concentrate on studies. Moreover, Guidance & Counseling also looks over various aspect of the student through three different sub units.

Admission Guidelines

Admission Prerequisite

The admission procedure consists of an entrance examination conducted by the Institution of Engineering (IOE). To be eligible to appear in the entrance examination the candidates must have a minimum score of 45% or a minimum of 'C' Grade in +2 (Physical or Biological group with two hundred marks math papers) OR a diploma in engineering OR an equivalent course recognized by the TU.

For admission in Architecture, students need to appear in an aptitude test conducted by the college in addition to the regular entrance examination. Students who have passed the entrance examination conducted by the IOE are eligible for admission at KEC on a merit basis.

Application checklist

The applicant must provide the following items:

  • Mark-Sheets, Character Certificates and Transcript of S.E.E, / 10+2 / I.E/ A Level
  • 2 passport size photos of the student and 1 photo each of parents and guardians.
  • A copy of his/her Citizenship
  • Migration Certificate
  • Original Score Card given by IOE, Pulchowk should be submitted at the time of admission.

It is mandatory that the academic certificates that are submitted to the college at the time of admission are attested copies.


  • 10% of scholarships will be provided according to Tribhuvan University rules. 
  • Female Quota : Female students are highly encouraged to apply, as an extra 10% reservation is provided for female students besides the merit list.
  • Besides, 10% of the sponsorship scheme can be provided in each faculty. For this scheme, the applicants must produce legitimate payment guarantee recommendations from any reputed companies, organizations and institutions but that should be followed under the rules and norms of IOE entrance. 
  • Tribhuvan University
  • Established 1998 AD
  • private Institution
  • 977-1-4284902,4276130
  • info@keckist.edu.np

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The KEC compound expands over 30 ropanies— comprising of land leased and owned by the college—in Kalimati, Mulpani, Jay Bageshwori and Sukedhara, and boasts of all the facilities required to ensure a sound academic environment. The accessibility of the college is among its prominent features as it can be reached by public transport at any time. Besides, the college also offers transportation facilities of its own, and provides parking space for both two as well as four wheelers. Well organized departments, a well equipped library, a student’s amenities centre, a multipurpose hall, an administrative block, specified labs, and clean strolling paths and lawns constitute the KEC campus.Kathmandu Engineering College blends academic wisdom with equal fractions of liberty and hard work. You learn countless little details of life alongside our exquisite curriculum here.

Our emphasis is on creating an understanding environment, rather than just teaching and studying. Our motive is to instill the practice of listening, observing and speaking in our students.

KEC caters Bachelors in Architecture (55 Seats), Civil Engineering (121 Seats ), Computer Engineering ( 88 seats), Electrical Engineering (44 Seats) and Electronics, Communication & Information Engineering (132 Seats) courses with an emphasis on understanding the subject with broad perspectives. KEC promotes friendly competitive learning environment and helps students graduate as professionals who meet the national aspirations and goals.

Message from the Chairman

Hirendra Man Pradhan

Kathmandu Engineering College (KEC) stands as an emblem of excellence of academic conduct and has always acknowledged learners. Our focus is to imbibe value education among our students. The scientific and creative teaching approach practiced by our faculty fosters every student’s ability in achieving confidence, self-motivation, research and problem solving skills. KEC’s teaching faculty and management are not only amiable and affectionate but also firm regarding college rules and discipline.

We believe that creating an academic foundation for social, scientific, economic and technological development in our students can guide them towards success in national and international platforms. Our focus is to achieve unparalleled excellence by developing young talents who will bring development to the country. KEC guarantees you a college experience that will put you on the path to becoming a successful and respected professional in your area of study.

Prof. Er. Hirendra Man Pradhan