Software Engineering in Nepal

Software Engineering is the branch of Engineering which focus on the development of software according to a fixed plan. Pokhara University provides Software Engineering in Nepal.
Software Engineering is systematic approach to the analysis, design, assessment, implementation, test, maintenance and reengineering of software.
An engineering discipline that is concerned with all aspects of software production - Ian Sommerville

Bachelor of Software Engineering in Nepal

In Nepal Bachelor of Software Engineering is provided by Pokhara University. It is a 4 year (eight semester) program. As per this date every year 192 students can admitted in this program. There are 3 college providing this program. Namely: School of Engineering(48), Nepal College of Information Technology(96) and Gandaki College of Engineering and Science(48). The numbers in the Parentheses indicate the total seats in each of those college.
To apply for Software Engineering program in Pokhara University, Nepal, you need to have minimum of Grade C in all subjects. Students from Science Stream in their +2 or called as Intermediate Level. Also, there is no restriction of the subject you choose during your +2. Biology group students can also apply for this program.

Colleges for Software Engineering in Nepal

As we already mentioned there are only 3 colleges providing the BE Software Engineering program. Here is some more information of these individual colleges.

School of Engineering

School of Engineering is Constituent Colleges of Pokhara University, it is located at Pokhara-30, Lekhnath. For Software Engineering there are only 48 seats available. Out of 48, 39 seats are for paid students whereas remaining 9 seats are for Scholarship Students. New buildings for School of engineering are build at Pokhara-26, Bijayapur. Fee 4-5 lakhs. You should contact the college for exact fee structure

Nepal College of Information Technology

Nepal College of Information Technology was established in 2001. It is located at Balkumari, Lalitpur. For Software Engineering there are total of 96 seats available. The college is operated on two shifts, Morning and Day. Out of 96 seats, 10 seats are for Pokhara University Scholarship Program and remaining other for Paid. Other program includes Computer Engineering and IT Engineering but not limited to these. Learn more at Fee 8-10 lakhs. You should contact the college for exact fee structure

Gandaki College of Engineering and Science

Gandaki College of Engineering and Science is located at Lamachaur, Pokhara. For Bachelor of Software Engineering there are total 48 seats, 5 of them are for Scholarship from Pokhara University and remaining for paid. Learn more at Fee 5-6 lakhs. You should contact the college for exact fee structure

Software Engineering Courses and Employment Areas

Some of the courses in Software Engineering includes:
  • Algorithms & Data Structures
  • The Software Process
  • Electronic Circuits
  • Computer Programming
  • Fundamentals of information technology
  • Fundamentals of Hardware
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mathematics
  • Database Systems
  • Start-up Entrepreneurship
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Program design
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
Employment Areas for Software Engineering includes
  • Software Development
  • Web & Internet Programming
  • Information Management
  • Distributed & Cloud Computing
  • Network & Cyber Security
  • Embedded Systems
  • Colleges & Universities


Software Engineering is application of computer science, engineering, and mathematical that analyze user needs, then design, develop and test software programs so that it will satisfy that need. Scope of Software Engineering in Nepal is increasing day by day.

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