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Paschimanchal Campus

Paschimanchal Campus

Introduction

The Pashchimanchal Campus (Western Region Campus - https://www.wrc.edu.np/) is a constituent campus of Tribhuvan University, under Institute of Engineering. It was established in 2038 BS as a pioneer technical institution in western region from the Government sector. It is in fact only one constituent campus located in western part from Kathmandu under the Tribhuvan University for development of engineering manpower in various disciplines. It is located about 200 km west of Kathmandu spreading on 312 ropanis of land.

IOE, Pashchimanchal campus, the leading academic institution in engineering field at far western, mid-western and western region, has responsibility to address the national demand to launch relevant and sustainable academic programs. Assessing the present need in consultation with stakeholders in this sector, need based curriculum meeting national demand and opening the horizon for further research career in new technological advancement, are core of this program.

IOE Pashchimanchal campus has already made some operational restructuring in response to the change in its operating environment through  Mobilization of internal resources; Improvement of its management capabilities through implementation of decentralization from IOE & central administration and  several academic innovations such as examination system, suggestion of new curricula, and sustainability of bachelor’s degree and plan for master’s Programs.

Infrastructures

Land & buildings in Pashchimanchal Campus:

This campus is situated at Lamachaur in Pokhara, Lekhnath Metrocity-16. It occupies 312 ropani areas.

This campus has two story three and three story one academic blocks, two story two nos. administration block, thirty-five workshop and laboratory blocks, one library block, one dispensary block, eight student hostel blocks, one canteen and cafeteria, 102 units of teachers and staff quarter, twenty -five units of guard houses, two story one CIT block, etc.

Teaching & non-teaching staffs’ quarters

Building

Story

Room

Capacity

A Block (Administrative Building

2

22

 

Departmental Building—B Block

2

34

 

Departmental Building—C Block

 

8

 

Departmental Building—D Block

3

17

 

Geomatics Building—G Block

1

7

 

Extension Block

2

8 (with large Meeting Hall)

 

Hostel— Boys (for bachelor level)

4

204 (ground floor for Mess)

408 students

Hostel— Girls (for bachelor level)

3

30 (ground floor for Mess)

90 students

Hostel— M. Sc. (for master level)

2

6

12 students

RIC Building

4

30

Multipurpose hall, class room, administration,  computer lab

 

Library and books

Campus has 72892 books and all students provide 1 set book in each semester. After the completion of semester return the books and get new semesters books.

Library are the center of leaning to all stakeholders to gain knowledge pooling and  it should be modernized in terms of e-library along with the easy excess of research articles, journals as well as intranet facilities to support for the existing &new academic program and professional carrier. The institution needs to improve the existing manual handling and distribution of materials to the students by introducing modern computerized system.

Laboratories

Campus has number of well-equipped laboratories and workshops. Most of the laboratories are equipped with computer facilities and are adequate for the purposes of rendering research, training, consultancy development works in the wide ranging engineering . Followings are the laboratories;

  • Physics Lab: Department of Science and Humanities
  • Chemistry Lab: Department of Science and Humanities
  • Surveying Lab: Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering
  • Structure Lab: Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering
  • Hydraulics Lab: Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering
  • Soil Mechanics and Highway Lab: Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering
  • Public Health Engineering Lab: Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering
  • Civil Engineering Material Lab: Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering
  • Communication Lab: Department of Electronics & Computer Engineering
  • Digital Electronics lab: Department of Electronics & Computer Engineering
  • Computer Lab (Advanced computer Lab,Basic computer Lab and Computer Repair and Maintenance Lab) :Department of Electronics & Computer Engineering
  • Instrumentation and control Lab: Department of Electronics & Computer Engineering
  • Basic Electronics Lab: Department of Electronics & Computer Engineering
  • Logic Circuit Lab: Department of Electronics & Computer Engineering
  • Electronic Circuit Lab: Department of Electronics & Computer Engineering
  • Propagation and antenna Lab: Department of Electronics & Computer Engineering
  • Semiconductor devices Lab: Department of Electronics & Computer Engineering
  • Repair and Maintenance workshop: Department of Electronics & Computer Engineering
  • Electric circuit Lab: Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Machine lab: Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Measurement Instrumentation and Control Lab:Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Power Lab: Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical repair and Maintenance Lab: Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Basic Electrical Workshop: Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Lab: Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Heat and thermodynamics Lab: Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Fitting and Maintenance workshop: Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Welding and fabrication workshop: Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Sheet metal Workshop: Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Machining Workshop: Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive Workshop: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Other labs and workshops for repair and maintenances

  • Carpentry, Plumbing, Bricklaying workshop
  • Internet room
  • Electrical Repair and maintenance workshop
  • Industrial/House wiring lab
  • Electrical Installation workshop

New Construction

We have introduced various new programs without restructuring the infrastructure with a view to meet the growing students demand on different attribute, like laboratory,  library, classroom, information and communication center, etc and without addressing the need of Research and Information center for the visitor from anywhere the campus is currently facing various problems. Due to the pressure of students and visitors in Pokhara, insufficient funds and policies of government, we are unable to manage the physical facilities sufficient materials and information and communication center to the concern stakeholder Thus the campus the management applied the alternative way to minimize some of these shortcoming by making the day and morning shift classes for bachelor students. It is in fact insufficient to address the present challenges of the campus and the Pokhara. We have realized that currently we are facing problems regarding the further improvement and upgrading of teaching –learning activities. Sharing the ideas abroad, familiarizing new technology to the faculty, students and staff and to develop the Pokhara as a communication center for foreigners and for local students therefore this Pashchimanchal campus has to be developed as one of the leading engineering education providing center, center for information and communication, Mechanical engineering, Geomatics engineering in western, Mid and super western part of Nepal.

Salient features of proposed Research and Information Center

Name of Building/Structure       :           Information and research center

  • No of floors :           Four
  • Height of each floor :           11' 0"
  • Year of start construction :           2017
  • Plinth area :           12000 sq. ft
  • Total floor area :           42000 sq. ft
  • Type of construction :           C. C. Construction
  • Type of foundation :           Single and combined footing
  • External wall construction :           Brick stone masonry/cladding
  • Partition wall construction :           Brick  masonry
  • Door frame :           Sal Timber
  • Window frame :           101 series aluminum frame
  • Inner door shutter :           Paneled Door shutter
  • Window shutter :           Fully glazed
  • Floor Finishing :           Marble and chips flooring
  • Exterior Finishing :           Cement Plaster, Brick stone cladding finishing
  • Interior Finishing                               :           Cement Plaster finishing
  • Built-up Cupboard :           Not fitted
  • Roofing :           C. C. with stone Cladding Roofing
  • Electrical Installation type of Wiring : Surface and Concealed
  • Sanitary and water supply Installation :           Surface and Concealed
  • Functional Space :           Classroom, M.Sc. B.E. Office , Multipurpose
  • Vertical Communication :           Bifurcated staircase, Fire Escape Staircase

Programs

Academic excellence is reflected in the consistence and market relevant programs. The curriculum should reflect the technology and market. Academic products are evaluated on their performance in the work place, namely; in industries and services. Cooperation and collaboration of academic programs with industries are therefore meaningful. Technology and market have created greater mobility of resources. This has compelled institute to launch joint academic programs.

The attention of Nepal is gradually drawn in the engineering education. It was in the 2056 BS that Pashchimanchal Campus enrolled first batch of bachelor level course in civil engineering. The Pashchimanchal campus has proved to be the pioneer to and continuously producing high quality engineers in the course of time. The academic programs have to be expanded, in discipline and in space.


 Intake Capacity

S.No.

Programs

Seats

1

Civil Engineering

144

2

Electrical Engineering

48

3

Electronics and Communication Engineering

48

4

Mechanical Engineering

48

5

Computer Engineering

48

6

Geomatics Engineering

48

 

Total

384

 

Human Resource

Faculties (Teaching Staff)                  

Status

Number (Darbandi)

Permanent

Temporary

Contract

Total Employee

Professors

1

1

Associate Professor

13

10

10

Lecturer

54

18

21

39

Teaching Assistant

15

15

15

Chief Instructor

4

Senior Instructor

4

3

 

3

Instructor

3

3

3

Deputy Instructor

17

12

5

17

Assistant Instructor

19

1

13

14

Total

130

48

54

102

                                                 Source: Administration, Pashchimanchal Campus, 2017

Research management unit (RMU):

Research Management Unit (RMU) in Pashchimanchal Campus was established on February 2010. At the beginning it was started to organize research methodology training sponsored by UGC and course refresher training on engineering science and humanities department. It has conducted a workshop on "Potential of current research and development issues in Pashchimanchal Campus''  among the faculties of this campus to prepare research proposal for research in current hot issues. RMU has looked for opportunities for teachers to attend seminars, trainings and workshops for the enhancement of the faculty capacity in research field. The committee has been sending participants continuously to attend such activities. RMU has prepared proposal for research, and submitted it to different organizations for fund raising. This unit was organized to address the current problem of sink hole in Armala. One-day interaction programme between expert and local stakeholders was organized for the possible solution of the sink hole. Similarly series of program and workshops, training, seminar, mapping workshop were organized in collaboration with Disaster Management Committee, District Development Committee, OYO Corporation Japan, Remote Sensing Technology Centre for Japan (RESTEC), Kathmandu living labs, Geomatics student association of Nepal and Youth mappers.

 Future Plan

Pashchimanchal campus will raise its expectations substantially— more rigorous academic curricula will be applied, will allocate research expenditures and will successfully rise external funding for construction of new buildings and renovation of existing space including high-tech research labs. In addition, IOE will seek more support for professorships and graduate student fellowships.


Affiliated Programs

Paschimanchal Campus offers a wide range of program selection on various levels.

  • BE in Mechanical Engineering (48)

Main Teachers


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