The university enjoyed utmost autonomy in operation and
management. The Senate, Executive Council, Academic Council
and the Deans are responsible for development of policies
and programs of the university.
Kathmandu University Senate has thirty-five members who
are ex-officio university authorities, educationists, industrialists,
donors, trustees, and representatives of the affiliated
institutions. Hon’ble Prime-Minister, the Chancellor
of the university, is the chair. Hon’ble Education
& Sports Minister is the Pro-Chancellor. The Vice Chancellor,
Registrar, and the Deans, one principal of affiliated college,
two teacher representatives and a student representative
sit in the senate. Member, National Planning Commission,
Parliamentarians, Secretary of Ministry of Education &
Sports, Secretary of Ministry of Finance, Mayors of Dhulikhel
and Banepa Municipalities are also ex-officio members.
The Senate is the supreme governing body of the university
which, inter-alia, decides about academic programs, degrees,
affiliations; examines and approves annual programs, budget
proposals, audited report, fixes number of teachers, administrative
staff, and employees and terms and condition of their services;
constitutes recommendation committee for the appointment
of Vice Chancellor and other committees as required.
The University’s Board of Trustees is composed of
renowned personalities and is entrusted with responsibilities
of approving long term plans, generating, and controlling
of resource. It gives direction whenever needed and also
represents in the search committee for the selection of
The Executive Council (EC) consists of the Vice Chancellor
(VC), Registrar, two Deans and one teacher representative
nominated by the Senate. VC Chairs the EC meeting which
executes the decisions and directives of the Senate, follows
the policy and guidelines of Government of Nepal, prepares
and presents annual programs, budget, progress and audited
reports to the Senate, accepts grants and donations, manages
funds, assets-movable and immovable and disposes of property,
provides oversight to programs run and reports on them,
prepares draft rules and submits them for approval, appoints
personnel as required, fixes terms and conditions of their
services and presents them to the Senate.
The Academic Council is the main educational and academic
authority of the university. It consists of fifteen members
– Vice Chancellor, Registrar, six Deans, five chairpersons
of the subject committee, and two representatives of affiliated
colleges. The Vice Chancellor is the chair of the council.
It sets up the standard of learning and teaching, curricula,
quality of teaching materials, types of examinations, methods
of evaluations, size of the classes and admission requirements.
It also sets up policies for standard of education and research,
arranges for awarding honorary degrees and prescribes minimum
qualifications of teachers of various levels.
Schools are the centers of educational activities and Deans
are their chief. Each school has one faculty board and a
research committee headed by the respective Dean and several
subject committees which are chaired by the Head of Department
(HoD) of the concerned subject.