National Academy of Science and Technology (Dhangadi Engineering College)

Uttar Behadi, Dhangadi-4, Dhangadhi, Kailali

The National Academy of Science and Technology is a Pokhara University affiliated Private College. It is QAA Accreditated by University Grant Commission (UGC) Nepal on 16 November 2022. The accreditation will be valid until 15 November 2027


The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) is an English-medium co-educational institution, patronized and promoted by a team of esteemed academicians, researchers, and professionals both domestically and internationally. NAST has established itself as a center of learning renowned for academic excellence in the fields of science, technology, and management.

The institution offers exceptional facilities and significant opportunities to uncover talents, particularly among economically disadvantaged groups in Province No. 7 of the country. NAST takes pride in pioneering engineering education in the country's western region. Since its inception in 2057 B.S. (2000 A.D.) as the first and only engineering college in the midwest and farwest regions, it initially offered a Bachelor of Computer Engineering (BE Computer) program affiliated with Pokhara University.

The positive response from prospective students and the broader community encouraged NAST to expand its course offerings. Recognizing the needs of the province, it introduced a Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) program in 2001 A.D., a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program in 2008 A.D., and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (BE Civil) program in 2010 A.D. NAST remains committed to providing quality education by producing highly qualified and capable human capital, ready to excel in both national and international academic and professional arenas with honor and appreciation.

Vision of NAST

Our vision is to establish NAST as a model institution in the field of science, technology and management.

Mission of NAST

Our mission is to produce graduates and scholars who contribute to the advancement of knowledge and skills in the field of science, technology and management.

Goal of NAST

The overarching goal of the plan is to produce qualified, competent and committed graduates in science, technology and management to meet the human resource demand of the country.

Objectives of NAST

  • Exploring potential talents in the western region of the country.
  • Providing affordable and quality education at global standards.
  • Producing highly competent and skilled bureaucrats, technocrats and efficient managers as to meet the challenges of the space age.
  • Establishment of institutional linkage and collaboration with the regional, national and international institutions involved in the fields of research and development in different areas of science, technology and management.

Salient Features

  • Well-equipped laboratories and a library with an extensive collection of books and open access.
  • Peaceful and pollution-free environment.
  • High-speed internet facility.
  • Healthy and spacious classrooms.
  • Sufficient and separate sanitation facilities for boys and girls on each floor.
  • Regular scientific seminars, conferences, and project presentations.

Admission Guidelines


Applicants must have the following minimum levels in +2 or equivalent exams

Engineering: Applicants need at least Second Division (45%) in +2/equivalent exams or minimum C grade in each subject in XI and XII separately. BIOLOGY GROUP STUDENTS ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.

BCA: Applicants need at least Second Division (45%) in +2/ equivalent exam or minimum C grade in each subject in XI and XII separately. The candidate must have studied the Computer Science or Mathematics (100 Marks) in +2/equivalent levels.

BBA: Applicants need minimum CGPA 1.80 and minimum Grade D+ in each subject or second division (45%) in +2 exam

Application Form

NAST Entrance Exam Application forms are available. Applicants should submit these forms duly filled in with supporting documents and photographs by the given deadline.

Students also can submit the form online as well HERE

Entrance Exam

Getting through the Exam is mandatory for BE since the objective of the PU admission policy is to select students on a competitive basis. Questions asked are from related subject areas.

Result and Enrollment

Once the College published Entrance result, it confirms admission with subject to the payment of fees.


PU Scholarships

The College provides scholarships to deserving students according to PU guidelines 10% of the annual intake of students is provided scholarships in this category.

NAST Scholarships

The College provides scholarships based on the student’s combined marks of +2/equivalent and the NAST Entrance Test.

Performance Scholarships

The College awards full scholarships (Semester Fees waiver) to students who achieve an SGPA of 4.0 in any Semester for the subsequent Semester.

NAST also awards those students who are class toppers.


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