Pokhara University was established in 1997 as the fifth University in the Country under the government's policy of adopting a multi-University system in the country with aims to expand the access to higher education. The Prime Minister is the Chancellor of the University and the Pro-Chancellor is the Minister of Education. The Vice Chancellor is the Principal Administrator of the University. The central office of the university is located in Lekhnath Municipality, Kaski district, Western Development Region of Nepal.
Pokhara University, non-profit autonomous institution, is partially financed by the Government of Nepal.
Objective of Pokhara University
To produce skilled and qualitative human resource in the areas of science, technology, management, law, humanities, education and other professional areas for national development
To encourage private sector participation in the development of higher education
To create healthy, respectful and result oriented and disciplined academic environment by improving quality in higher education
To promote the quality and standard of higher education through the healthy competition in higher education
To contribute to the community development by operating extension programs
The mission of Pokhara University is to develop as a Center of Excellence for Higher Education by excelling in teaching, learning and research activities; contributing to the national development process by producing market - oriented, responsible, productive, service oriented and committed human resources and link the university system with the community service.