Pokhara University

Lekhnath-12, Kaski

Offered Programs

Salient Features

Schools of Pokhara University


Student Enrollment (Fiscal Years)

Student enrollment in the various academic programs at Pokhara University has substantially increased over the last 24 years. Beginning with just 71 students in 2055/56, the number has grown to 34,151 in 2078/79.

Academic Year

Student Enrollment

2055/56 71
2056/57 695
2057/58 1,668
2058/59 2,941
2059/60 4,133
2060/61 4,614
2061/62 4,666
2062/63 5,615
2063/64 5,143
2064/65 5,569
2065/66 7,638
2066/67 13,171
2067/68 16,666
2068/69 20,229
2069/70 25,282
2070/71 25,290
2071/72 25,531
2072/73 26,034
2073/74 29,425
2074/75 26,717
2075/76 30,749
2076/77 32,584
2077/78 32,484
2078/79 34,151

Girls' Hostel

Pokhara university provides accommodation for female students enrolled in various programs at the constituent schools. The hostel, equipped with modern facilities, is located adjacent to the academic complex and is operated under the close supervision of the hostel warden.

The Hostel Management Committee is responsible for policy formulation and overall management, while the hostel warden is tasked with overseeing the students. 


As a nonprofit and public institution, Pokhara University offers full scholarships to over a thousand students each year. Twenty percent of students in constituent schools and joint constituent colleges, and ten percent of students in affiliated colleges, receive scholarships under various categories.


Pokhara University was established in 1997 under Pokhara University Act. Pokhara University, a non-profit autonomous institution, is partially financed by the Government of Nepal and partly by the revenue from the students and affiliated colleges. The Incumbent Honorable Prime Minister and the Honorable Minister for Education of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal are the Chancellor and the Pro-Chancellor of the University, respectively.

Pokhara University follows the semester system. The university adopts the practice of continuous evaluation of a student's performance. It allows the student, subject to the regulation of credit requirements, to progress at a pace suited to his /her individual ability and convenience.
Pokhara University is located in Lekhnath Municipality of Kaski district, thirteen kilometers east of the city center. It has already built its academic complex in the serene and scenic Seven Lake City, Lekhnath, in the lap of the beautiful Himalayan range and peaks such as Mt. Machhapuchre and Mt. Annapurna. 

In addition, Begnas lake and Rupa lake are walking distance of its academic complex and central office. It is planning to develop the infrastructure for Pokhara University School of Engineering Sciences on the bank of Khudi river and School of Medical Sciences on the bank of Seti river, five minute walking distance from Prithivi High Way. Local community is generous to endow the land in the scenic and beautiful location for other potential schools and research center such as School of Education and Sports, School of Tourism and Hotel Management, and Herbal Research Center.