Tribhuvan University is a public university located in Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal. Established in 1959, TU is the oldest of the twelve universities in Nepal. A huge number of students, approximately 790,833 from all over Nepal and abroad, makes it the biggest university in Nepal and 19th biggest in the World.
The university provides undergraduate and graduate education. Currently, more than 4,400 courses are offered, of which 500 are for intermediate-level courses (equivalent to Higher Secondary School), 2,079 are for undergraduate and 2,000 are for postgraduate programs. The university has 85 integral colleges and more than 600 affiliated colleges throughout the country. Since it is government financed, it is less expensive than other private universities.