Situated in the beautiful city of Pokhara, PN Campus is the leading teaching and research campus in the western region of Nepal. With over 50 years of its history, the campus is one of the oldest and largest campuses of Tribhuvan University and is dedicated to finding solutions to challenges and preparing students for leadership in twenty-first century.
The campus was founded on 1 September 1960 (17 Bhadra 2017 BS) in the western region. PN Campus was initially named Prithvi Narayan Inter College that was started with 13 students and 2 teachers for post-secondary education and was run by the local community. In the beginning, the classes were conducted in Kanya School, Nadipur Patan and moved to Bhimkali Patan in Bagar where it now exists. George John was the first Principal, and Narayan Bahadur Karki and Arjun Bikram Rana were the first administrative staff of the college.
On 20 August 1963 (4 Bhadra 2020 BS), the college resumed its first batch with the Bachelor of Arts (BA) study, which received its accreditation from Tribhuvan University. In the same year, under the Peace Corps Volunteering Projects, Douglas K. Wingham, Peter Farco and Dorothy Mierow started working as volunteers to teach English and other courses in the college.
With the introduction of New Education System Plan (NESP) on 1 Shrawan 2030 BS, the college was formally incorporated with Tribhuvan University as one of its constituent campuses, changing its title from ‘college to ‘campus’. In Shrawan 2033 BS, the Dean’s office of Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences under Tribhuvan University was moved to Pokhara within the premises of the campus from Kathmandu, which remained in Pokhara until 2040 BS. In 2035 BS, the Master of Arts (MA) in Economics under the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences was introduced for the first time in Pokhara. It was followed by the MA in Geography the following year in 2036 BS.
Currently, PN Campus offers B.Sc CSIT, BA.LLB, BA, BBA, BBS, B.Ed, LL.B, BPA, B.Sc, M.Ed Curriculum and Evaluation, M.Ed Education Planning and Management, M.Ed English Language Education, M.Ed Nepali Language Education, M.Sc in Physics, MA English, MA Geography, MA Nepali , MA Political Science , MA Population Studies and MA in Sociology programs.
Prithvi Narayan Campus places a high priority on creating an environment that enables teaching and non-teaching staff to perform their best job. The campus appreciates the contributions of all its faculty members in making the campus a top public higher education institution.
The faculty members are driven by cross-disciplinary collaboration and form a community on campus that produces ideas that enrich human life. They do their best innovative work as they also prepare the next generation of scholars.
Prithvi Narayan Campus was awarded the "Best Campus of the Year" in 2018, by the Ministry of Education, Nepal.
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ESTD: 1960 AD
Message from Prof. Dr. Chandra Bahadur Thapa
In the fifty seven years since Prithvi Narayan Campus was founded, the campus has emerged as a major force in higher education in Nepal and occupies a premier position in the western region of Nepal as a dynamic source for innovative teaching learning and research. The campus works closely with other institutions, business houses and local bodies to ensure its programs that are relevant to today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world and that students are in tune with the developments and demands of their various professions.
The campus was established by the local community of Pokhara on 1 September 1960 and was formally incorporated with Tribhuvan University in 1973 as one of the constituent campuses. Since then the campus has provided its students to study and choose from diverse academic programs in the areas of humanities & social sciences, management, education, law and pure sciences. The campus has also encouraged its students to be part of its cultural diversity and to contribute to the educational experience of Nepali students and scholars.
The campus is committed to achieving excellence in teaching learning and research. Truly speaking, the high standards of our academic programs are nationally and internationally recognized, as is the provision of our high-quality learning opportunities which enable students to attain these standards. In order to achieve this goal, we have now started to reinvent its academic programs and facilities by working closely with the University Grants Commission such as by participating in the process of QAA system of its institution.
Our students can be sure that their presence at the university and their research activities and interests are a matter of high priority within the departments of various subjects. But no matter what the institutional conditions, at a personal level our students’ time should be among the most exciting of their life.
Students are the most important part of the community of scholars. Our faculty and academic staff are well trained and experienced, eminent in their fields. The chain of knowledge stretches back far into the past, and it is important that it be carried into the future, with commitment, care and dedication. The pursuit of knowledge requires rigorous analysis, careful scholarship and imaginative and creative powers. Congratulations on beginning our students’ career as a Bachelor’s or Master’s student in the campus. I hope it will be immensely satisfying. Our faculty and administrative staff are here to assist and support our students, and our students will find out about many ways in which this support is offered in this website.
I am very pleased to welcome prospective students to our higher studies in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Management, Education and Law, and the Institute of Science & Technology. The need for continued study and skills development is widely recognized among employers, industry and in educational circles, in Nepal and internationally. Studying with us in a university environment is only one method of achieving this capability, which is the most important goal of receiving higher education and having a successful career later. Our programs are the best method for many of our students and are oriented towards professional development, with an emphasis on the expansion of specific skills relevant to the students’ employment opportunities.
It is hoped that our students and prospective students’ time with us would be anything but a fun and rewarding experience.
On comfortably accommodating students in spacious and airy classrooms, the campus provides its students a conducive environment for learning.
The Western Regional Library, established in 1983, is situated within the premises of the campus. It has now set up audio library for blind and e-library, providing e-resource sites.
Computers are available for student use in the campus in 3 places: in the library, in the BBA Program block and in the research cell. The centers have optical fiber internet facility that is readily available during the campus hours.
The campus has two buildings for science laboratories where students can exercise their inquisitive minds. They are involved in a variety of laboratory-based research within biological, chemical, physical and life science areas.
The campus cafeteria is freely accessible: students, both teaching and non-teaching staff are welcome. With its friendly atmosphere, it offers a wide range of dishes, freshly prepared and with attention paid to quality.
Sports and Student Welfare:
Space for sports is available to help make students and staff stay in the campus a fun and healthy one. It encompasses a wide variety of games ranging from indoor to outdoor activities.
The campus has its own health center that provides a good service of health care, with access to specialist facilities. Students and staff can make use of its services.
The campus has four student hostels, which are categorized as Girl's Hostel, Lady's Hostel, Boy's Hostel, and Science Boy's Hostel.
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Student’s Welfare Division
The Student’s Welfare Division is set up to help and give advice to the needy students who get difficulties while in the campus.
The campus provides scholarships to the needy students who come from different backgrounds. Each year, the division notifies to all its students regarding the application deadlines for the scholarships. Around 20% students out of the total students get freeship each year, which is awarded on the basis of their economic status, geographic distance, physical status, marginalized community, etc. Despite this, each year 2 students are provided with topper’s scholarships: one girl and one boy, which is on the merit list.