In the presence of Late King Mahendra, Late Dr. Heinrich Lubke, Presendent of Federal Republic of Germany inaugurated Technical Institute (TTI) on 29th of Falgun 2023 B.S.(13th March 1967). The Technical Training Institute(TTI) offered midlevel manpower course in mechanical engineering, automobile engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical drafting beginning. With the assistance from the Government of Federal republic of Germany, Technical Training Institute Project (TTIP) was established in Nepal in 2019 B.S.(1963 AD), with the sole objective of producing trained tradespersons and technicians needed for the development of the country. TTI started three years vocational training in Mechanical, Automobile and Electrical trades for S.L.C. graduates from 2022 B.S.(1966 AD) to 2024 B.S. (1968 AD) At the meantime, the three years course in Mechanical Drafting was transferred to Pulchowk, IOE.
Thapathali Campus, formerly known as Technical Training Institute (TTI), was renamed and became part of Tribhuvan University (T.U.) as the Institute of Engineering in 1973 AD. In 1977 AD, the campus introduced a two-year proficiency certificate level (PCL) course for SLC students. In 1987 AD, it started offering three-year diploma courses in Mechanical Engineering and Automobile Engineering. In 2002 AD, diploma programs in Electronics Engineering and Computer Engineering were added. The Institute of Engineering (IOE) policy led to the introduction of Bachelor's programs: Industrial Engineering in 2006 AD, Civil Engineering in 2066 BS, Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2067 BS, and Mechanical Engineering in 2068 BS. New intakes in diploma courses ceased in 2014 AD. The campus expanded further with the addition of Bachelor's in Architecture and M.Sc. in Earthquake Engineering in 2015 AD, Bachelor's in Automobile Engineering in 2016 AD, and M.Sc. in Mechanical Design & Manufacturing in 2017 AD. The most recent addition is the M.Sc. in Informatics and Intelligent Systems Engineering in 2020 AD, conducted in the evening session.
Epigraphy of inauguration of Thapathali campus
Inauguration by Late King Mahendra B.B. Shah and German Chancellor Dr.Heinrich Lubke