Mechi Multiple Campus

Coordinates: 26°33′39″N 88°05′12″E / 26.560768°N 88.086594°E / 26.560768; 88.086594

Mechi Multiple Campus (Nepali: मेची बहुमुखी क्याम्पस) is a constituent campus of Tribhuvan University in Bhadrapur municipality of Jhapa district.[1][2] Founded in 1964, it is the only constituent campus of Tribhuvan University in the district.[3] As of August 2017, 126 academic and 54 administrative staffs were employed at the college.[4] Since June 2016, the college administration has been headed by Kamal Prasad Guragain, who is often referred to as "Campus Chief."[5]

Mechi Multiple Campus
मेची बहुमुखी क्याम्पस
Mechi Multiple Campus 1.jpg
Western entrance to the campus
Established1964 (2021 BS)
AffiliationTribhuvan University
PrincipalKamal Prasad Guragain
Academic staff
Administrative staff
CampusRural area, 27 acres
LanguageNepali, English

To begin with, the college offered an Intermediate of Arts (IA) program in humanities, which was soon followed by undergraduate programs. At present, the college runs undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The intermediate programs were fully scrapped in 2010, following Tribhuvan University's decision to phase out Proficiency Certificate Level (PCL) programs from its colleges. This termination of PCL programs brought about a sharp decline in the number of students at the college.[3] In its heyday, the college had about 5,000 students.[6] Today the number is around 1,800.[7] The college received the Quality Assurance and Accreditation (QAA) certification from the University Grants Commission (UGC) on March 6, 2019.


With inauguration by Brigadier General Bhupalman Singh Karki, Mechi Multiple Campus was established on 12 Ashwin 2021 BS (27 September 1964 CE). With no private building for the next five years, classes in those early years of inception were imparted only in the evening, in the premises of Bhadrapur Red Cross and Bhadrapur High School. The construction of college's physical infrastructure began to gather pace from 2024 BS (c. 1967 CE),[a] and it took three years until completion. The college was relocated to its present place in 2027 BS (c. 1970 CE).[3]

The college celebrated its golden jubilee in the year 2071 BS.[1] The golden jubilee was commemorated with programmes and extra-curricular activities all year round, including a major three-day cultural event in Ashwin.[8] Inaugurated by the then-President Ram Baran Yadav, who was the chief guest, the cultural event saw attendance from a host of alumni, donors, politicians, and national dignitaries – including the then-Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank Yuba Raj Khatiwada, the Nepali Congress leader Krishna Prasad Sitaula, and CPN–UML's Agni Kharel.[9][10]


The campus, which spreads over an area of 16 bighas (c. 27 acres),[b] is in a rural environment, about 1 km northeast of Bhadrapur Airport. The area has a mediocre access to road transportation. The campus yard constitutes a small canteen, a cricket and a football ground, a semi-constructed basketball court, a tea garden, a soil test lab, an administrative building, a FSU building, and two other major buildings – one for the science faculty and the other for the rest. A second building in the science yard is also under construction.[1]


Science block of Mechi Multiple Campus (2015)

The college offers the following undergraduate and postgraduate programs:[3]

Between 2068 and 2074 BS, Mechi Multiple Campus offered a unique program called Bachelor of Science in Tea Technology and Management (BScTTM), being the only college in the country to offer an undergraduate tea course.[11] A large part of Nepal’s tea industry is based in eastern Nepal, particularly in Jhapa and Ilam districts, and the program was offered with the aim of availing the requirement of qualified and skilled human resource in the tea sector.[11] Despite the enormous potential, the tea management course failed to attract students, with the enrollment dropping drastically from 23 students in the first batch to just 6 in the third batch.[12] The decrease in the number of students was attributed partly to the ineffective publicity of the academic course and partly to the uncertainties looming over its prospects.[12] The program was eventually dropped in 2074 BS.[13]

On 29 December 2016, the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) raided six colleges in Jhapa, including Mechi Multiple Campus, as per the complaints lodged at the anti-graft body that some of the professors of public colleges were teaching in private colleges alongside. Umanath Oli – the then-chief at Mechi Multiple Campus – was reported to have admitted that some professors had invested in private colleges and took classes there. He claimed that they had been doing so before the provision of requiring approval from the university monitoring commission came into effect.[14]


Students wings affiliated to the Nepal Communist Party, Nepali Congress, and Rastriya Prajatantra Party are operative in Mechi Multiple Campus. The last Free Students' Union (FSU) election was held in the campus on 1 March 2017.

Notable alumniEdit

Some of the eminent graduates of the college include Yubaraj Khatiwada (Finance Minister of Nepal), CP Mainali (former Deputy Prime Minister), RK Mainali (politician),[15] Biswa Prakash Sharma (Nepali Congress leader),[16] Rajendra Lingden (Rastriya Prajatantra Party leader), and Arpan Sharma Kattel (Guinness World Record holder).[17]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Because Vikram Samvat leads the Gregorian calendar by 56.7 years, the CE year can be best approximated by subtracting 56.7 from the BS year and rounding it down to the nearest integral value.
  2. ^ The bigha is a local unit of land measurement, standardized to 72,000 square feet.


  1. ^ a b c "Homepage of Mechi Multiple Campus". Mechi Multiple Campus. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  2. ^ "List of Constituent Campuses". Tribhuvan University. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Basistha, Chudamani (1 September 2014). "मेची बहुमुखी क्याम्पस हिजो, आज र भोलि". Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  4. ^ "प्राविधिक शिक्षाले फेरिएको मेची बहुमुखी क्याम्पस". Blast Khabar (in Nepali). Retrieved 9 November 2019. १ सय २६ जना शिक्षक र ५४ जना कर्मचारी कार्यरत रहेको प्रशासन शाखाले जनाएको छ ।
  5. ^ "मेची बहुमुखी क्याम्पसको प्रमुखमा कमल गुरागाईँ". (in Nepali). 18 June 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  6. ^ "प्राविधिक शिक्षाले फेरिएको मेची बहुमुखी क्याम्पस". Blast Khabar (in Nepali). Retrieved 9 November 2019. क्याम्पसमा ५ हजार विद्यार्थी अध्ययनका लागि आइरहेको अवस्थामा विश्वविद्यालयले नियम मिचेर एक किलोमिटरको दूरीमा स्नातक तह अध्ययनको लागि अनुमति दिएका कारण विद्यार्थी सङ्ख्या घटेको उनले बताए ।
  7. ^ "गुल्जार‌ मे‌ची बहुमुखी क्याम्पस". Jhapa Online. 28 August 2019. Retrieved 9 November 2019. कुनै‌ बे‌ला लगभग ७ सय विद्यार्थी मात्र अध्ययन गनेर्‌ यो‌ क्याम्पसमा हाल १,८०० विद्यार्थी विभिन्न संकायगत विषयमा अध्ययनर‌त् छन् ।
  8. ^ "मेची क्याम्पस भद्रपुरकाे सूचना". (in Nepali). 22 July 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  9. ^ "मेची बहुमुखी क्याम्पसको स्वर्ण महोत्सव". (in Nepali). 19 September 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  10. ^ "मेची बहुमुखी क्याम्पसको स्वर्णमहोत्वस समारोह भव्यताका साथ सम्पन्न". (in Nepali). 20 September 2014. Archived from the original on 14 August 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  11. ^ a b "Few students enrol in tea technology course". The Kathmandu Post. Kantipur Publications. 28 October 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  12. ^ a b Prithibi Bikram Rai (17 November 2014). "B. Sc.Tea Technology and Management Problems and Prospects". Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  13. ^ "प्राविधिक शिक्षाले फेरिएको मेची बहुमुखी क्याम्पस". Blast Khabar (in Nepali). Retrieved 9 November 2019. क्याम्पसमा बिएस्सी टिटिएम(चिया प्रविधि) भने हाल विद्यार्थी नभएर एक वर्षयतादेखि पठन–पाठन बन्द भएको छ ।
  14. ^ "CIAA raids 6 colleges". The Kathmandu Post. Kantipur Publications. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  15. ^ "मेची बहुमुखी क्याम्पसमा विद्यार्थीको चाप घट्यो". 27 May 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  16. ^ "Nepali Congress appoints Youth leader Biswa Prakash Sharma appointed as Spokesperson". The Youth Times. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  17. ^ "मेमोरी किङ". (in Nepali). Retrieved 8 April 2019.

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