Introduction to nec

Nepal Engineering College (nec) is a renowned academic institute established in 1994 with the aim of providing quality technical education to Nepalese students. It was founded by a group of visionary professionals and academicians who recognized the need for an institution that could contribute to the country's economic growth through engineering and technology education. nec is a not-for-profit social institute registered with the District Administration Office in Bhaktapur.

nec's establishment served as a catalyst for the development of several private engineering colleges in Nepal. The college is committed to maintaining its reputation as an institution dedicated to quality education and academic freedom, setting an example for others to follow.

Over the years, nec has focused on designing, upgrading, and standardizing its academic curricula. It offers Bachelor and Masters level courses in engineering, technology, and related disciplines. The college plans to introduce more innovative and applied courses in the future.

Despite its modest beginnings, nec has expanded its physical and instructional resources and now possesses comparable learning facilities to other reputed institutions in the country and the region. Its campus, situated in the Changunarayan Municipality of Bhaktapur, spans 210 ropanies (10.69 hectares) of land and provides an ideal learning environment amidst natural surroundings.

Currently, nec offers Bachelor and Masters degree programs. The Bachelor level courses are conducted at the main campus in Changunarayan, while the Masters level courses are offered at the nec - Center for Postgraduate Studies in Prayag Pokhari, Lalitpur. Additionally, the college also organizes a specialized course, B.E. Civil for Diploma Holders (nec-BDH), at Satdobato in Lalitpur.

Vision and Mission of nec

The vision of nec is to evolve as the center of higher learning, excelling in academics, through continued engagements in education, research and outreach as three integrated functions of the college.

  • In approaching the stated vision, the mission of nec include:
  • Providing the youth with the best opportunities and environment of learning to help them attain high level of academic standard, scientific temper, technical and professional competence and life-skills.
  • Train and develop youth as total person, ready to serve the society and people to alleviate their sufferings and improve their quality of life.
  • Inculcate the values to appreciate the need for ethical standards in personal, social and public life, to become leaders, to be a voice to influence the society and the nation, and to uphold just social order.

College Background

Nepal Engineering College, popularly known as nec, is the first private sector Engineering College of Nepal.

It was established in 1994 as a not-for-profit social academic institute by a group of visionary Nepalese eminent professionals, academicians, managers and industrialists who realized the need of an institution serving the higher educational needs in engineering, technology and management reaching out to a wider section of Nepalese youths and making quality education accessible and affordable. Their aim was to produce technically competent engineering graduates ready to contribute in the accelerated social and economic growth of the country. This pioneering example set by nec led to the establishment of a number of engineering colleges in the country in the private sector in the later years. nec is committed to retaining its long earned reputation as 'an institution with concerns for quality education and academic freedom', again an example set by it for others to follow.

Since its establishment, nec is engaged in designing, upgrading and standardizing academic curriculum and its delivery at Bachelor and Masters level courses in engineering, technology and allied disciplines. nec intends to continue with this initiative, offering more innovative and applied courses in the established and emerging areas in the days to come. In doing so nec has succeeded in establishing a "brand" of its own.

Initiated with limited physical and instructional resources, nec has now grown into an institution with its learning resources comparable to any institution of repute in the country and in the region. The physical infrastructure and instructional resources, built on 210 ropanies (10.69 ha) of land at the lap of Changunarayan in Bhaktapur, a UNESCO world heritage site, right beside the Manohara river bank provides an ideal ambience of learning.

Currently, nec offers Bachelor level courses in Civil Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Civil and Rural Engineering and Civil Engineering for Diploma Holders leading to B.E. (Bachelor of Engineering) degree, Bachelor level course in Architecture leading to B. Arch (Bachelor of Architecture) degree, and Postgraduate courses leading to Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Construction Management (CM), Natural Resource Management (NRM), Interdisciplinary Water Resources Management (IWRM) and Transportation Engineering and Management (TEAM). B.E. Civil for Diploma Holders course is organized at nec-BDH Mahalaxmisadan in Lalitpur and all the Postgraduate courses are organized at nec - Center for Postgraduate Studies (nec-CPS) located at Prayag Pokhari, Lagankhel, Lalitpur.

Bachelor level courses

B. E. (Bachelor of Engineering) degree

  • Civil Engineering,
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering,
  • Computer Engineering,
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering and
  • Civil and Rural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering for Diploma Holders leading to B.E. Civil degree

B. Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture) degree

  • Bachelor in Architecture

Masters level courses

  • Construction Management (CM),
  • Natural Resources Management (NRM),
  • Interdisciplinary Water Resources Management (IWRM) and
  • Transportation Engineering and Management (TEAM)


Quality Policy

nec is committed to lead the nation in technical education and research in order to produce quality engineers and managers for the benefit of the country and the society. nec intends to provide conducive environment for teaching learning process through well documented and transparent academic system targeted to stakeholders satisfaction. nec is committed to complying with all the concerned legal and statutory provisions of the state and continually improve the effectiveness of the management quality and performance.