Each school has several programs and courses in it. The School of Medical Sciences (KUSMS) and the School of Engineering have the most number of students. The school of Medical Science was formerly known as KUMS, but a decision in 2006 changed its name officially to KUSMS, with the view that the school not only trains medical graduates and postgraduates but also runs paramedical disciplines. The School of Engineering is present in the university premises unlike other schools which have affiliated colleges around the nation.
Purpose and objectives
Kathmandu University is being developed with the aim to:
Promote all-round development of the student's abilities and personality.
Develop an awareness of the role of science and its application in the understanding of problems of the contemporary society.
Extend and disseminate knowledge and to foster its application.