Pokhara University was established in 1997 under Pokhara University Act. Pokhara University, non-profit autonomous institution, is partially financed by the Government of Nepal and partly by the revenue raised from the students and affiliated colleges. Pokhara University follows the semester system. The university adopts the practice of continuous evaluation of a students performance and 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 kilometer east to the heart of the Pokhara city. It has already built its academic complex in the serene and scenic location of 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.