Padma Kanya Multiple Campus

Bagbazar, Kathmandu
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Padma Kanya Multiple Campus (PKMC) was founded in 1951 as Nepal's first women's campus (Aswin 2008 BS). Initially, its academic activities were carried out at the current location of Kanya School in Dillibazar.  Its academic curriculum began in eight humanities subjects at the time of its founding.

Salient Features

Class Rooms

Padma Kanya Campus has more than 50 spacious classrooms with four big halls in Ratna Deep Bhawan and two halls (Sagarmatha hall and Danish hall) in Maitri Bhawan that facilitate seminars, workshop programs.


PK Campus has a separate new hostel that provides accommodation for 200 students who came from out of Kathmandu valley. It provides all indispensable facilities to its students with standard accommodation and hygienic food at an affordable price. It has strict rules and regulations that must need to followed by the hostel students. The Campus has arranged a well-experienced lady hostel warden.


There are different separate labs for each subject in Science Stream; they are well-maintained, spacious, and well-equipped. In the faculty of humanities, there are seven different labs with well-equipped – Biochemistry, Dress-Designing, Food and Nutrition, Psychology, Geography, Dance, and Music labs.


Padma Kanya Campus has a separate building for the library with a large collection of textbooks, reference books, research and project reports, magazines, and daily newspapers. In addition to the main library, DRC of Women Studies and mini-library of Food and Nutrition and Rural Development are also available to the students for updating information related to the subject matter. The campus has the special provision of an e-library with the aim to serve easy access to online resources.


PK Campus has recently built a new cafeteria that provides varieties of seasonal, hygienic, and healthy foods and snacks at a reasonable price.

Admission Guidelines

For Bachelor in Public Service and Governance (BPSG) Program

Students must have completed +2 or Equivalent Degree with at least 2.0 GPA (Any Discipline).

For BA/ BEd/ BBS Programs

Students should have secured at least D+ in all subjects in Grade 11 and Grade 12. 

For BBA/ BBM Program

Students who have passed 10+2 or equivalent examinations from the recognized academic institutes with second division (securing 45% and above) or 1.8 CGPA are eligible to enroll in this program. 

For BSc CSIT Program

Should have secured a minimum of the second division in their +2 or equivalent OR should have secured at least C in all subjects in Grade 11 and Grade 12  by taking Physics and Mathematics of 100 marks.

For MA in English, Rural Development, Population Studies, Nepali, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics Programs

Any candidates having at least a bachelor's degree or above from any discipline from Tribhuvan University or any recognized University majoring with a related degree will be eligible to participate in the entrance system. The candidates able to secure their position in the entrance system based upon merit system will be eligible for admission.

For Post Graduate Diploma in Women's Studies

Passing Bachelor's Degree in Arts or any equivalent examination with an aggregate of 50% marks and above from a recognized university.

For Master of Business Studies (MBS)

The student applying for admission to the MBS course must have successfully completed the BBS program or a bachelor's degree in any discipline from Tribhuvan University or from any other university recognized by Tribhuvan University.

For BCA program

Students who have passed PCL or + 2 or equivalent examinations with a minimum of 40% marks or 2 CGPA (not less than D+ in a Single Subject) are eligible for admission in the  BCA program of Tribhuvan University.

For BSc in Microbiology or Environmental Science

The candidate must have completed 10+2 or equivalent examinations (with Biological Stream) with a Minimum 'C' grade in all subjects.


PK Campus has a policy to offer scholarships and awards to the talented and deserving students. In addition, students from unprivileged section of the society are also considered for freeship. Buddhist Studies- three years bachelor program provides special scholarship to the students on merit basis.

  • Tribhuvan University
  • Established 2008 BS
  • constituent Institution
  • 01-4224149, 01-4221712


  • Best B-School of Nepal (MBS)

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Padma Kanya Multiple Campus (popularly known as PK Campus) is situated in Bagbazar. The campus currently offers higher education degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences, Management, and Science. As a constituent campus of Tribhuvan University, PKMC has educated women from Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Korea, and a variety of other nations. Students come from a variety of geographical and socio-cultural backgrounds. PKMC owns 4.6 acres of property. Within the campus grounds, a variety of buildings have been created for classrooms, libraries, labs, and dormitories, as well as play-grounds. The slogan of this Campus is "Quality Education for Women's Empowerment."

PK Campus has a proud history of more than five decades. Ever since its inception, it has stood for quality education particularly to the girls’ students enabling them to combat every plight and issue they have to encounter in their regular life in society and across the world.

The Campus has five buildings that meet its infrastructural requirements moderately—two for conducting classes and accommodating administrative facilities, one for the computer laboratory, physical and e-library, one for girls' dormitory with a capacity of 200 students, and an old-hostel building that is planned to be used for Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM) program after renovation.


To run the campus autonomously in order to impart quality education for women to prepare and empower them with knowledge and skills for their life, work, and occupations in a distinctive and inclusive learning environment.


To transform the campus into a Women’s University with autonomous operation, refinement in educational quality, availability of resources, innovation in teaching and research, and national and global outreach.


The objectives/goals of the institution are:

  • To strengthen academic expertise of the campus by upgrading the faculties with curriculum, research, and development of IT-friendly infrastructure;
  • To provide quality education for women empowerment to face the multifarious challenges in practical life in an ever-increasingly complex and competitive world.
  • To provide a congenial learning environment that can fully flourish their potentiality with the scope for the overall development of the student’s personality.

Message from the Campus Chief

I feel honored to have this opportunity to welcome students, teachers, and administrative staff of Padma Kanya Campus, the only constituent Campus of the Tribhuvan University established over six decades ago for imparting higher education to women. Additionally, I express my gratefulness to students who have trusted this campus as a destination for their learning. 

Higher education for women in the world was not common until 1889 as they were limited to household work. Women were allowed to study at Oxford University but they were not granted a degree until ..... Modern, formal education for Girls began in India during the British Colonial period. Traditional education under the Gurukul was, however, part of ancient Hindu culture. If we think of the history of the university in modern terms, Bologna was the oldest university in the world. South Asian history of university started with Takshyashila and Nalanda Universities some 2500 years ago. Unfortunately, South Asia could not continue its scholarly traditions owing to political upheavals in the region. Yet education has been considered to be the foundation of human humility, righteousness, wealth, right action and happiness in the South Asian tradition and thinking as expressed in this stanza:

Bidhya dadati Binayam binayat yati patratam
patratwo dhan mapnoti dhanat dharma tata sukham

Padma Kanya Campus has been established by the founders with the pious aim of imparting higher education to women to ensure their happiness as empowered citizens. The Campus which started with just a few Intermediate and Bachelor level programs in the humanities has expanded its academic horizon over the years. Currently, it runs Bachelor and Master level programs under the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Management, and Science and Technology. It has been gradually adding up programs of like Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Computer  Application and Bachelor of Hotel Management with a view to cater to the growing vocational needs of the students. This Campus has played a significant role in women's empowerment through higher education. 

The graduates of this Campus have pioneered social, cultural, educational and political interventions in the country. I recall it with pride that many girls who graduated from this Campus now hold leadership positions in diverse avenues of society at the national and international levels. 

I appreciate the unrelenting support and courage received from national and international well-wishers like the Government of Denmark, Government of Japan, and the United Arab Emirates. Finally, as the Campus Chief, I express gratitude to the former and current students for choosing this college as their alma mater, and for their contribution and devotion to make this institution an elegant venue of learning.

Significant Changes are taking place in the campus at present. The campus has got autonomy to run its academic programs. It is working towards gaining accreditation from the University Grants Commission. Following the privileges of autonomous status, the Campus is in a position to designing a few new courses and run them independently. We are trying to envision cutting-edge academic programs capable of meeting the complex academic and societal needs. For materializing the dream of making PKMC a competitive academic institution of Nepal, I honestly urge the concerned students, faculty, staff and guardians that our mutual effort will change the face of this institution and produce female human resources capable to meet the growing global challenges of the time through their learning of pure and applied sciences. It is worth noting at this moment that education alone can build and save human societies from threats and challenges. Furthermore, women's education has greater consequences because they are the game changers at home and the workplace. Therefore, I humbly request to all stakeholders to help this institution from the possible quarters so that we are able to produce bold, critical, visionary and creative women who will lead our society.

PKMC is centrally located at the heart of Kathmandu city. In terms of physical infrastructure and other amenities, it can efficiently run academic programs that require moderate facilities. It does have qualified faculty strength and sufficient educational resources. I feel that we still need to fix our academic calendar with the extreme amount of particularity; we need to revisit our pedagogy by diversifying it towards critical interactive methodologies where students do have greater opportunities to learn by doing; we need to make the faculty and the administrative staff more committed and responsible to their duty, and we need to divert students' attention from political sloganeering and indulgence to diligent educational practices demanding their devotion to learning. It's time that we start from self-improvement and if we do so, we can change the face of PKMC for the better. With humility, I request the students, faculty and administrative staff for their support and urge them to remain committed to the welfare, further upliftment and progress of PKMC. I am sure that our efforts shall certainly yield and we will continue producing fully empowered women.

Dr. Jayalaxmi Pradhan
Campus Chief