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Purwanchal Campus

Purwanchal Campus


Purwanchal Campus, formerly known as Eastern Region (ERC) Campus ( is one of constituent campuses of Tribhuvan University (TU) and one of the associate engineering campuses of Institute of Engineering (IOE) which is a comprehensive, non-profit making, autonomous institution and pioneering institution of higher education level in Nepal funded by government of Nepal. It is situated at Gangalal Marg, Tinkune, Dharan-8, Sunsari district in the eastern region of Nepal. It occupies areas of 443 ropani (34-13-11.75 Bigahas) in convenient unit, which is equivalent to about 225.4 square kilometers. It is adjacent to Charkose Jhadi (densely forest) in north and located at entrance gate by bus of Dharan Sub-metropolitan city.

It was established in Poush of 2034 BS (1976) under the loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB). In another agreement with government of United Kingdom (UK) held in Shrawn, 2035 BS (1978), the technical assistance was provided by the government of United Kingdom (UK). ERC was formally organized under Institute of Engineering (IOE), Tribhuvan University (TU) and all the construction works were completed in 2043 BS (1984).


The area having 34-13-11.75 bigahas (225.4 square kilometers) of land in which different classrooms, laboratories, workshops and other physical facilities are available at IOE/Purwanchal Campus , Dharan. This area is fully protected by boundary wall and the sole property of Tribhuvan University. Almost 1/3 of land is still unused and the campus has planned on running more advanced engineering programs so that the whole land is fully utilized in the future. The existing building and facilities here are:

  • Administrative building
  • Class rooms/ Laboratories/ Workshops of different departments ( Science & humanities, Agricultural, Architecture, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Electronics and Communication Engineering)
  • Library Building
  • Boys and girl hostel building
  • Canteen
  • Campus chief residence
  • Teachers and staffs residence
  • Guard room
  • Internet facility of 12 MBPS
  • Drinking water facility
  • Seminar hall and others

Besides this, there is a playground for football, basketball, volleyball, cricket, table tennis and badminton courts, etc where students and employees of the campus can play the games in their spare time.

New Construction

The agricultural engineering department is further extended with new building having 3 classrooms, toilet (girls & boys) and the same as up to plinth level. Also the girl’s hostel building is upgraded to two floors which was previously a single ground floor. It is also in planning to construct and renovate energy building for architecture department in two floor level.


The programs running in the Campus are:

  1. Agricultural Engineering
  2. Architecture
  3. Computer Engineering
  4. Civil Engineering
  5. Electrical Engineering
  6. Electronics & communication Engineering
  7. Mechanical Engineering

Intake Capacity





Civil Engineering






Electrical Engineering



Electronics and Communication Engineering



Mechanical Engineering



Computer Engineering



Agriculture Engineering






Research Activities

There is mandatory project work for final year students. Students and faculties are conducting very useful research activities:

  1. Department of agricultural engineering students has conducted soil less agriculture experiments: hydroponics and aero phonics. The department in coordination with Purwanchal Campus and Center for Applied Research and Development (CARD) has organized Summer School in Kathmandu in June, 2017. Three professors from Washington State University, USA, have presented their research activities among agricultural and other department students.
  2. Computer engineering and electronics engineering department are working to develop smart advance software tools. Robotics club in the campus is coordinating with industries to develop useful robot.
  3. Each department has separate RTCU (research training consultancy unit) and does their activities under the RTCU.

Future plan

The campus has planned to:

  1. Conduct master program in different engineering streams
  2. Double student intake capacity
  3. Sign MOU with other institutions, research centers and organizations
  4. Establish of research center
  5. Conduct teachers training
  6. Organize annually conference, seminar and workshop
  7. Publish ERC Journal biannually
  8. Recruit visiting faculties
  9. Introduce software based applications for Exam section/ Library/ Store/and other educational activities
  10. Build virtual class room to conduct distance lecture
  11. Have access international journals
  12. Upgrading the physical infrastructures, laboratories, seminar hal

Affiliated Programs

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

Main Teachers

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