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
मेची बहुमुखी क्याम्पस

Logo of Tribhuvan University
Type Public
Established 1964 (2021 B.S.)
Affiliation Tribhuvan University
Principal Kamal Guragain
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students c. 1,000
Address Bhadrapur-15, Jhapa, Nepal
Campus Rural area, 27 acres
Language Nepali, English
Nickname MMC

Mechi Multiple Campus (Nepali: मेची बहुमुखी क्याम्पस) is one of the constituent campuses of Tribhuvan University located in Bhadrapur municipality of Jhapa district.[1][2] Founded in 1964, it has been fulfilling the social responsibility by providing higher education in nominal fees.[3] Since June 2016, the college has been operating under the leadership of Kamal Guragain, who is referred to as "Campus Chief".[4] As of September 2014, there are 109 academic and 54 administrative staffs in the college.[3]

Originally, the college started with an Intermediate of Arts (IA) program in humanities, which was soon followed by some undergraduate programs. At present, the college serves undergraduate and postgraduate programs in a number of disciplines. However, all intermediate programs have been scrapped since 2010, following Tribhuvan University's decision to discontinue Proficiency Certificate Level programs. The termination of PCL programs brought about a sharp decline in the number of students in the college.[3]


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 5 years, classes in early years of inception were held in the evening in the premises of either Bhadrapur Red Cross or Bhadrapur High School. The construction of college's physical infrastructure began to gather pace from 2024 BS (c. 1967 CE),[lower-alpha 1] and it took three years until completion. All of the administrative and academic activities of the college were then shifted to its own private premises in 2027 BS (c. 1970 CE).[3]

The college celebrated its golden jubilee in the year 2071 BS.[1] The golden jubilee was marked with various programmes and extra-curricular activities all year round, with a major three-day long cultural event on Ashwin.[5] The cultural event was inaugurated by the then-President Ram Baran Yadav, who had graced in as the chief guest. It also attendance from a host of alumni, donors, and a few nationally acclaimed personalities, such as Yuba Raj Khatiwada, Krishna Prasad Sitaula, Agni Kharel, etc.[6][7]


The campus, which spreads over an area of 16 bighas (c. 27 acres),[lower-alpha 2] is located in a rural environment, about 1 km northeast of Bhadrapur Airport. The area has a good access to road transportation. The campus yard is mainly divided into two academic buildings – one for the science faculty and the other for the rest.[1]


Science block of Mechi Multiple Campus

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

Among the courses offered, Bachelor of Science in Tea Technology and Management (BScTTM) is a unique academic course taught only at Mechi Multiple Campus.[8] With approval of Tribhuvan University, the course was introduced in 2011 (2068 BS) as an addition to the ongoing B.Sc. programs offered by the college.[9] A large part of Nepal’s tea industry is based in Eastern Nepal, particularly in Jhapa and Ilam districts, and this course has been offered with the aim of producing and availing the requirement of qualified and skilled human resource in the tea sector.[8] Despite the enormous potential, the tea management course has failed to attract students, with the enrollment dropping drastically from 23 students in the first batch to just 6 in the third batch.[9] The decrement in the number of students can partly be attributed to the ineffective publicity of the academic course, and partly to the uncertainties looming over its prospects.[9]

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 also 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 also took classes there, but he also claimed that they had been doing so even before the provision of requiring approval from the university monitoring commission came into effect.[10]

Notable alumni

Some of the eminent graduates of the college include:[11]


  1. Since Vikram Samvat calendar is 56.7 years ahead (in count) of the Gregorian calendar, 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. A bigha of land is equal to 72,000 square feet, and each acre of land is 43560 square feet. So, it can be inferred that 16 bighas of land are about 27 acres.


  1. 1 2 3 "Homepage of Mechi Multiple Campus". Mechi Multiple Campus. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  2. "List of Constituent Campuses". Tribhuvan University. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 Basistha, Chudamani (1 September 2014). "मेची बहुमुखी क्याम्पस हिजो, आज र भोलि" [Mechi Multiple Campus – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow]. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  4. "मेची बहुमुखी क्याम्पसको प्रमुखमा कमल गुरागाईँ" [Kamal Guragain appointed Chief of Mechi Multiple Campus]. (in Nepali). 18 June 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  5. "मेची क्याम्पस भद्रपुरकाे सूचना". (in Nepali). 22 July 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  6. "मेची बहुमुखी क्याम्पसको स्वर्ण महोत्सव" [Mechi Multiple Campus' Golden jubilee]. (in Nepali). 19 September 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  7. "मेची बहुमुखी क्याम्पसको स्वर्णमहोत्वस समारोह भव्यताका साथ सम्पन्न" [Mechi Multiple Campus Celebrates Golden Jubilee]. (in Nepali). 20 September 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  8. 1 2 "Few students enrol in tea technology course". The Kathmandu Post. Kantipur Publications. 28 October 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  9. 1 2 3 Prithibi Bikram Rai (17 November 2014). "B. Sc.Tea Technology and Management Problems and Prospects". Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  10. "CIAA raids 6 colleges". The Kathmandu Post. Kantipur Publications. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  11. "मेची बहुमुखी क्याम्पसमा विद्यार्थीको चाप घट्यो" [Declining enrollment at Mechi Multiple Campus]. (in Nepali). 27 May 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
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