Purbanchal University is situated the city of Biratnagar in the eastern part of Nepal . Its prime role is 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. Since its establishment, the University has been motivated by its fundamental objective of preserving, refining, inventing, adopting, extending and transmitting knowledge in an environment that fosters free enquiry and open scholarly debate leading to all-encompassing development of the rural people, their economy and environment.
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. Since its establishment, the university is motivated by its fundamental objective of preserving, refining, inventing, adopting, extending and transmitting knowledge in an environment that fosters free enquiry and open scholarly debate, leading to all-encompassing development of the rural people and their economies and environment.
The establishment of Purbanchal University as the public institution has come as a great relief to both urban and rural poor mass wishing to attain higher education within the country. With its affordable fee-structure and expansive premise of over 545 Hectares in rural settings of eastern region of Nepal, this fully autonomous public University is geared to play a substantial role in academic development and quality education in Nepal.
The last twelve Years has been the acid test period for the University and today it is an accomplished institution in academic arena of Nepal. In spite of its ever-growing popularity within the people and academic society of the country, the University has always strived for achieving higher academic statures in every coming day, month and year
- Run professional and Technical Institutions of Career-oriented higher Education facilitating study, research and teaching programs related to various disciplines and promote all around development of its student, teachers and scholars abilities and personalities;
- Contribute to the creation of a comparative high competitive environment in higher education by extending and disseminating knowledge by fostering its efficient and effective application;
- Mobilize and utilize resources-local, national or International- with a view of introducing improvement in the quality and effectiveness of its academic programs catering for the changing socio-economic needs of the country;
- Develop as model institution of higher learning by correcting academic weaknesses of both public and private Institutions.
Vision of Purbanchal University is 'To develop this university as the model in fulfilling the national objectives of education'.The aim is to address the present issues and long term sustainable development of the country, by alleviating the declining productivity of industries and agriculture, the increasing population and unemployment, the unsustainable development and erosion of natural resources, and the environmental deterioration and increasing vulnerability against human welfare.
At the outset, PU realised its role, although being a public university, as an interface between public and private academic institutions to provide affordable but reminiscent education to the mass while enduring self-sustenance and good-governance. The almost free education in public university on one hand and the astounding fees at private university on the other has resulted in wider anomalies and weaknesses in our education system. PU's major challenge is to bridge the education gap through self-sustenance programs and activities, and make education affordable and accessible for all.
The University is committed to achieve academic excellence through research, teaching and practical studies in specific areas that contribute to the social, economic and sustainable development of the country. At present, the University has broadly identified Industry-Technology, Agriculture-Forestry, Environment- Rural-Cultural Subsistence and Sustainable Development as specific areas of "Academic Excellence".