Kathmandu Engineering College is a Tribhuvan University (TU) affiliated, private college located at Kalimati, Kathmandu. The college was established in 1998 and is the first ISO: 9001:2015 certified college in Nepal. It is an autonomous college from the perspective of administration, staff and teacher recruitment as well as college development, and is managed by a team of excellent board members.
Kathmandu Engineering College blends academic wisdom with equal fractions of liberty and hard work. Our emphasis has always been on creating an amicable environment, rather than just teaching and studying. Our motive is to instil the practice of listening, observing and speaking in our students.
The objective of KEC is to provide quality education in an excellent teaching and learning environment with a specific emphasis on the diversity of technology. The principal aims of our organization includes building a strong faculty, improving our facilities and ensuring that the vision with which the founders first established the institution is fulfilled.
We, at KEC, are committed to the following objectives:
• Meeting societal needs is the goal, knowledge is the tool; a learning-centred environment is the force.
• Maintaining a curriculum that emphasizes problem solving skills, laboratory facilities, communication skills, interdisciplinary teamwork and advanced technical skills in the Bachelor level.
• Facilities consistent with the very best Engineering practices.
• Supporting and recognizing innovation, technological advances and excellence in teaching, complete with a focus on rigorous assessment.
• Promoting an environment focused on scholarship and research on the faculty’s part, and fostering interaction among faculty, students and practicing professionals.
• Planning for the future in strategic nature.
Our aspiration lies in providing quality education at a reasonable price. We bring out the competent and qualified engineer in every student, and meet high-standard industry demands.
The KEC compound expands over 30 ropanies—comprising of land leased and owned by the college—in Kalimati, Mulpani, Jay Bageshwori and Sukedhara, and boasts all the facilities required to ensure a sound academic environment. The accessibility of the college is among its prominent features as it can be reached by public transport at any time. The college also offers transportation facilities of its own, and provides parking space for both two and four wheelers.
The KEC campus constitutes:
- Well organized departments
- Well-equipped Classrooms, Drawing hall and Design Studios as per standards
- Multimedia facility for lectures, presentations and demonstrations
- Well-equipped library with one to one semester books and adequate reference books
- A separate manual section for course and lab manuals
- Reference section within most of the Departments
- Specified labs (as per curricular requirements of the affiliated University)
- Administrative block
- High speed wi fi Internet zone
- Proper amenities for students
- Clean hygienic canteenfor breakfast, lunch and snacks serving various tastes
- Multipurpose hall and conference hall
along with clean strolling paths, lawns and parking facility for two and four wheelers.
Our country has recently had to deal with the loss caused by the massive earthquake of 2015. We shared the collective grief and also had to lose a sizeable portion of our built up spaces. To compensate the loss and to add in new infrastructure, we have recently constructed a new academic block with classrooms and a conference hall with a total area of 4000 sq. ft. Besides, we have also leased a 3 storied twin block to run our updated computer labs with a total area of 7000 sq.ft.
We at KEC provide a reliable choice of Bachelor degree courses with a focus on both practical and theoretical engineering studies: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Architecture,Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering.
|Bachelor courses offered:||Intake Capacity per year:|
|Bachelors in Civil Engineering||96|
|Bachelors in Computer Engineering||96|
|Bachelors in Architecture||48|
|Bachelors in Electrical Engineering||48|
|Bachelors in Electronics Communication and Information Engineering||96|
Each course is handled by its respective department: Department of Architecture, Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Computer Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering. The college also has two additional departments i.e. the Department of Science & Humanities and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, to support and assist the five major departments.
ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT AND FACULTY STRENGTH
Each year, KEC attracts exceptional students from around Nepal and hone them into socially responsible thorough professionals. The college is run by a variegated team of educators, scholars and professional engineers who value excellence in teaching, research and knowledge dissemination. The inspiring academic environment, well to standards infrastructure and the meticulous course works make the students competitive enough to work anywhere in the world. We teach and practically train our students to make them proficient for the jobs that we help place them into as soon as they graduate. Moreover, each year our alumnae get placed into the top colleges and Universities of the world for post graduate studies, not to mention with reputed scholarships.
We have a large number offull time faculty. Our FULL TIME FACULTY MEMBERS are:
- Well qualified with most of them having a Master’s degree in relevant field
- Experienced, competent, cooperative and highly motivated
- Committed to sound teaching and learning environment with an amiable relationship amongst teachers and students
- Meticulously working for close monitoring of individual’s performance
- Relevantly exposed to subject matter through regular workshops/ paper presentationsin Nepal and abroad
Part Time Faculty/ Visiting Professors:
Our strength is the advisory body formed by professors of IOE who are directly involved in the academic activities of the respective departments of the college. Our part time faculty comprising of professors of various Universities, professionals in the fields of engineering and subject experts have helped to uplift the result delivery of our departments. Besides, the visiting professors from IOE and abroad have helped update and enhance the academics of our institution.
UNITS/ SECTIONS and VARIOUS FEATURES
KEC has a centralized Examination Section that looks after all tests and examination within the college. Its main task is to conduct examinations, coordinate with IOE’s central examination centre
and to keep academic records of the students. Tests are conducted every alternate day in KEC so that students are up to date with the course taught in class.The scores of these tests add onto the final internal marking.
Guidance and Counseling Unit
The Guidance and Counseling of students is an essential component of the educational mission of Kathmandu Engineering College (KEC). Guidance and counseling services and programs promotes the social, educational, and career development of all students. This unit looks after the welfare of the students, collectively as well as individually. KEC understands that students go through a lot of stress during their bachelor’s courses, which requires correct and prompt action
for the student’s well being Guidance & Counseling also looks over various aspect of the student through three different sub-units: Academic Counseling, Overall Fitness Counseling and Psychological Counseling.
The library at KEC has a collection of text books, reference books, journals, newspapers, magazines and course/ lab manuals for engineering courses provided by the college. Newly published books are regularly added to the library. Currently, the library accommodates over 60,000 course/reference books and course/lab manuals. In KEC, all library functions take place in accordance to library rule and regulation. KEC also has a section for periodicals and other learning resources including newsletters, magazines and research manuals. Students can borrow course/reference books and course/lab manuals from the library under library rules.
KEC library also has an e-learning facility as an online resource. The library uses a Library Automation Software for smooth functioning. The software keeps bibliographical records of documents and patrons details.
Yog and Discipline
KEC values discipline and expects so from its students. To instill discipline (physically, mentally, socially and spiritually) in them, we practise compulsory yoga sessions which includes Asanas, Pranayama, Yog-Nidra and Meditation. For this we have a full-time yoga expert with us. Our experience shows that yoga has cultured positive thinking, the value of hard work and patience, along with good memory power amongst our students and faculty members. Apart from these benefits, yoga sessions have also helped students improve their physical health and helped them with problems like neck, back pain, eye problems and insomnia.
KEC believes that different types of extracurricular activities help students mentally and physically, and adds to their all-round efficiency. We encourage students to get involved into some kind of sporting activity. We organize sports weeks within the college, and support intra-college competitions. At present we have following facilities:
• Table- Tennis
KEC runs its own hostel, equipped with modern facilities. It has a good security system, comprising of a male warden, guards and service personnel. Facilities provided at the KEC boys’ hostel are:
• 19 Rooms of various sizes with single, double, triple and quadruple occupation option, individual closet and study table.
• In house Mesh with hygienic food at reasonable price.
The hostel has a great ambience and is perfect for study and concentration. It is well-equipped with an impeccable security system comprising a lady warden, a guard and service personnel.
Facilities provided at the KEC girls’ hostel are:
• Room capacity is 12with single, double, triple and quadruple occupation option, individual closet and study table.
• In house Mesh with hygienic food at reasonable price.
KEC has its own fleet of buses available. They are used on college days and also made available for site visits, survey camps, research works, participation etc.
Stationery / Photocopy Center
A shop that supplies stationery materials for studies and practical courses is available inside the college premises. It also has facilities like photocopy, printing, lamination and book binding.
The KEC-Cafeteria serves breakfast, lunch, snacks and bakery products at reasonable costs. It
serves hygienic food in several tastes.
The college has created two Wi-Fi zones within its premises: the Library and the Canteen, exclusively for students. Students can surf the internet and broaden their knowledge even during recess.
KEC is devoted to conducting research and development projects in order to strengthen the engineering scenario in Nepal, thus making way for technological breakthroughs.The faculty of KEC continue to publish research articles in various national and internal journals and presentpapers in various conferences and workshops. To strengthen the RESEARH CULTURE of the college, OFFICE OF KEC RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION,OKRP,was established on 1st January 2013. It envisions to explore research-based educational practices through conducting research activities on potential industrial issues, organizing seminars and talks on contemporary issues, arranging for publications of international journals, as well as of other professional materials including the official magazine, newsletters and occasional souvenirs. OKRP aims to foster the culture of research and writing among the KEC students and faculty members, and promote KEC’s linkage with international intellectual communities. OKRP conducts an annual seminar with papers of various faculties presented in parallel sessions. The papers presented are documented through publication in the KEC JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING. The research, documentation and publication of KEC has been nurtured through following publications:
KEC Journal Of Science And Engineering (KJSE)
KEC Journal of Science and Engineering [KJSE] is a publication of KEC. This journal publishes original, empirical and innovative works in basic, functional and support areas of science, technology and engineering disciplines. It is primarily devoted to the extension and further development and dissemination of knowledge in the field of science and engineering for the benefit of academics as well as practicing enterprises based on Research and Development.
KEC publishes a bi-annual newsletter which documents all the major events, activities and achievements of the college. The newsletter concisely and illustratively documents all the college level activities, programmes conducted by major departments along with the events and activities conducted and participated by various student bodies. KEC, through its newsletter, tries to reach out to and communicate with other colleges, departments and institutions.
SYNERGY and EPC Magazines
The above mentioned magazines are published with active initiation of the respective student clubs of KEC. These magazines are for the innovative minds to discharge their research and creativity through factual output in the form of publications. The circulation of these magazine within the college and to other technical colleges help in knowledge dissemination and academic connectivity.
Our country, today, is in urgent need of technical manpower for achieving the national priority of reconstruction and to fulfill the dreams of projects of national glory. There awaits a wide range of career options for our students and our foremost goal is to make our students ready for the ever changing job market. Besides, we aspire to achieve following in the near future:
-Continuing with the quality education and production of intellectual human resource
– Adding and updating the infrastructure for better academic delivery
– Refining the job placement mechanism for our students
– Faculty and student exchange programmes with the institutions with MOU
– Venturing for relevant masters level programmes
– Continuing the faculty development programmes
– Strengthening the research activities by link up with reputed Universities and institutions.