Purbanchal University (PU also called Eastern University of Nepal) is a technical university situated in Biratnagar, the economic center of Nepal. It was established in 1993 by the Government of Nepal. It is located in the expansive premise of over 545 hectares. This fully autonomous public university is geared to play a substantial role in academic development and quality education in Nepal.
The establishment of Purbanchal University in 1993 was visualized as an extraordinary endeavour by the Government of Nepal to create an academic centre of excellence in the Eastern Development Region of Nepal. Its prime role was outlined to act as a catalytic agent for the promotion of socio-economic transformation in Nepal through quality education appropriate for quality life and sustainable future.