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Thapathali Campus - Institute of Engineering

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Department of Automobile and Mechanical Engineering

Department of Automobile and Mechanical Engineering

In 2043 B.S., Thapathali Campus started diploma in mechanical engineering and diploma in automobile engineering under two separate department mechanical and automobile engineering. Under the framework of developing this campus as the campus for Bachelors and higher degree program, the diploma program in mechanical engineering was upgraded to bachelor in mechanical engineering in 2068 B.S. under department of mechanical engineering. In 2071 B.S., department of mechanical engineering and department of automobile engineering was unified as Department of Automobile and Mechanical Engineering. In 2072 B.S., department of automobile and mechanical engineering started bachelor in automobile engineering as a new program in Nepal. Department of Automobile and Mechanical Engineering has proposed master degree program in mechanical engineering in coming academic session.


The academic rooms and advance laboratory of the department is located at the E-Block of the Campus and mechanical workshop & automobile workshop in located at the A-Block of the Campus.

Courses offered

  • B.E. in Mechanical Engineering
  • B.E. in Automobile Engineering
  • M.Sc. Engineering in Mechanical Design (Proposed)

Workshop and Laboratories

The department has well equipped workshop and a number of laboratories.

  • Mechanical Workshop
  • Automobile Workshop
  • Fluid Mechanics and Machines Laboratory
  • Thermal Science Laboratory
  • Computer Workstation
  • Material Science Laboratory
  • Machine Design Workstation
  • Mechanics of Materials Laboratory
  • Theory of Mechanism and Machine Laboratory
  • Instrumentation and Measurement Laboratory
  • Metrology Laboratory

The laboratories and workshops are suitable for teaching and research works.

Teaching Faculty

  • Er. Laxman Palikhel – Head of Department
  • Er. Khem Gyanwali – Deputy Head of Department
  • Dr. Riddhi Ratna Sthapit – Professor
  • Er. Dharma Maharjan – Assistant Professor
  • Er. Sugam Maharjan – Assistant Professor
  • Er. Raj Kumar Chaulgain – Assistant Professor
  • Er. Sunil Adhikari – Assistant Professor
  • Er. Ramendra Kumar – Assistant Professor
  • Binaya Manandhar – Chief Instructor
  • Shiva Shankar Shrestha – Senior Instructor
  • Harsha Rasaili – Senior Instructor
  • Bhupendra Bhakta Mathema – Senior Instructor
  • Puskar Nepali – Senior Instructor
  • Ram Kumar Joshi – Senior Instructor
  • Bhaktaman Nakami – Senior Instructor
  • Badri Prasad Adhikari –  Instructor
  • Sanny Pradhan – Instructor
  • Shambu Krishna Mastaran – Instructor
  • Kismat Maharjan – Deputy Instructor
  • Gautam Das Tuladhar – Deputy Instructor


  • Mridu Gautam – Department Administrative Head
  • Shrawan Khadka – Senior Lab Boy
  • Ramesh Rai – Lab Boy
  • Sano Tamang – Office Helper
  • Rajendra Khadka – Office Helper
  • Pradeep Giri – Office Helper
  • Sachit Deula – Office Helper
  • Bindu Pode – Office Helper