International Linkages in Nepal Engineering College (nec)

nec has established institutional linkages for academic exchanges, with a number of universities, institutions, and organizations in different parts of the world. Exchange of faculty and students, sharing of knowledge, experiences, and publications, and collaboration in teaching and research have been some of the continued activities initiated and supported under such linkages. To date, the institutional linkages of nec extend to -

Strengthening Research activities in the water and sanitation sector with Imperial College London, UK 

nec has prioritized practical-based solutions for engineering studies. In this regard, it has been engaging students in field surveys and data collection in different research activities. Prof. Sabitri Tripathi, Department of Science and Humanities, and Dr. Michael Templeton, Reader in Public Health Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have been involved in different research projects related to Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene since 2007. Currently, they have been involved in research activity on Water supply intermittency in Kathmandu Valley since 2016. Students of nec are involved in data collection and field activities. They are trained for water quality analysis at the field level. 

South Asia Water (SAWA) Leadership Program on Climate Change

SAWA Leadership Program on Climate Change (2017-2021) in continuation to the earlier IDRC SAWA Fellowship Project for iWRM program, is being supported by International Development and Research Center (IDRC) Canada and executed by South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs) in four academic institutions of South Asian Countries including nec. The aim of the program is to increase the number of women occupying leadership roles in the water sector fostering an interdisciplinary approach linking climate change and water insecurity by awarding fellowships to 36 women enrolled in the masters-level Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) program in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Three female students for three academic sessions from each academic institution shall receive financial support to pursue a course in Interdisciplinary Water Resources Management (IWRM). Currently, nec as one of the Partner Institutions (Pls) had successfully completed the 14-day workshop for the first batch of SAWA Fellows on "Leadership and Research Methods for Interdisciplinary Water Research". The second and third workshops are scheduled to be held in India and Sri Lanka respectively. 

Problem-Based Education in South Asian Universities (PBL South Asia)

nec is the partner institution of the new collaborative project "Suengthening Problem Based Learning (PBL)' along with other ten different universities located in Finland, India, Bhutan, the Netherlands, and Lithuania The Project aims to promote problem-based learning in South Asia and is funded by the European Commission's Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education and duration of the project is three years from 15-11-2018 to 15-11-2021. The project aims to contribute to stronger innovation capabilities of new graduates in partner universities strengthen institutional capacities to build innovation partnerships, increase the number of university-industry partnerships and increase relevance and know-how of program universities interdisciplinary PBL teaching in the context of global challenges. 

Key Action 1 - Mobility for learners and staff - Higher Education Student and Staff Mobility (Student mobility Exchange program for studies) 

Inter-institutional agreement 2018-2020 between Nepal Engineering College, Nepal, and The Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT), Spain has been signed to cooperate for the exchange of students and/or staff in the context of the Erasmus+ program. Both institutions commit to respect the quality requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education in all aspects of the organization and management of the mobility, in particular the recognition of the credits (or equivalent) awarded to students by the partner institution. The institutions also commit to sound and transparent management of funds allocated to them through Erasmus+. 


In an increasingly globalized world, the principles of sustainable development have become the central values of a vulnerable and extremely endangered environment and humanity.  The Agenda 2030 has declared sustainable development to be the joint objective of the 17 SDGs. The Agenda links this fundamental principle to the universal human rights and to the learning objective of global citizenship. B+NESDG Project is aimed to contribute to increasing the quality of tertiary education through a capacity-building holistic approach of 6 Higher Education Institutions including Nepal Engineering College on Sustainable Development (SD) to facilitate the accomplishment of relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Bhutan and Nepal, modenising partnership HEls to be more internationally recognized and competitive.