Master in Land Administration

The land is the basis for meeting the sustainable development agenda 2030. For this, an effective land administration that provides secure tenure, efficient land market, supports in land use planning land management including land development is required. Therefore, Land Administration is a discipline that integrates various land issues from different disciplines such as legal, social, economic, technical, planning, management, etc.

At the global level, less than a quarter of the world’s countries maintain a complete land administration system based upon geo-information management. At the local level, for instance, in the context of Nepal, the effective land administration system with the use of appropriate geo-information tools becomes a dire need because the country is in the transition phase of federalism. Therefore, the strengthening of the Land Administration system is on the high agenda of the Nepal government. A sufficient number of efficient land professionals is required in order to fulfill the mission of the federalist Nation.

Our course provides the participants with the knowledge and skills that are required to design and apply responsible land administration solutions in the current scenario of fast raising technologies to address real-life challenges. This course is designed within the broad framework of land management and its administration with considerable emphasis on geo-spatial technologies and geo-information management.

Are you a mid-career professional interested to deal with any type of land-related issues in their professional work? Then this course is definitely suitable for you”


We offer this course on a semester basis. There are four semesters. Each semester will have 15 credits hour courses. While four courses are core/mandatory in the first and second semesters, one course in both semesters will be electives provided by the department/school that the students can choose

In the third semester, the students will assess the problem in their subject domain under ‘Problem Assessment Project’ which is a 9 credits hour course. The project component will be of approximately 3-month (full-time) duration, including the time for continuous evaluation of work of student and submission and evaluation final report and result. The student should be in consistent contact with the supervisor throughout the period. In addition,  an interdisciplinary team of students will be encouraged to perform problem assessment, with each student mainly aiming problem solving specific/relevant to the field of study in cooperation with other students. The project component theme could be one of the following

  1. Industrial/organizational problem assessment (mainly done at industry/organization)
  2. Community-based problem assessment (mainly done at community)
  3. Literature-based problem assessment (mainly done at the institution)
  4. Analytical or experimental or prototype-based problem assessment (mainly done at the institution)
  5. Case study-based problem assessment (mainly done at the case-specific site)
  6. Field work-based problem assessment (mainly done at a specific site)
  7. Any other relevant and deemed suitable by department

The thesis, in general, will be in relation to the outcome of the problem assessment project.  It proposes solutions to the identified problem and validates/invalidates the hypothesis. The thesis would be of 5-month full-time duration, including time for final thesis submission. The 5-month full-time work, however, will be distributed into 7 months.

Two courses in the third semester are referred to as ‘Prescribed Course’. These courses are prescribed by the project/thesis supervisor, endorsed by the department. Courses those are more useful for thesis research. Guided the requiring specific knowledge for project/thesis (guided by the supervisor or team of supervisors) can also be done. Modular/seminar-type courses as stated above related to project or thesis work can be one of the prescribed courses. The aim is to have one guided course and one modular/seminar-type course. The prescribed courses begin in the third semester after completion of the ‘Problem Assessment Project’ which goes up to the first two months of the fourth Semester.


The graduate of this program will have the capability to work in various sectors including government, non-governmental and private sectors. Basically, land sector agencies, as well as local and international NGOs dealing with land-related issues, will be interested in your services as a land professional. Moreover, our program prepares the graduate also to become a private practitioner or start an academic career in land administration with the application of Geospatial tools. The identified potential sectors are as follows:

  • Federal and Provincial ministries & departments
  • Nepal Army/ Nepal Police/Armed Police Force
  • Hydropower/Agriculture/Forestry
  • Urban Planning and Management
  • Disaster Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Nepal Electricity Authority
  • NGOs/INGOs
  • International job market Universities, Private and public companies
  • Entrepreneurship


This is program is offered by the school of Engineering/ KU in joint collaboration with the Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation/ Land Management Training Centre.

S.N. Detail No. Scholarship
1. Employees of the Nepal Government 5 100%
2.  Open Merit 5 -

Other Funding and Mobility

  • UGC Formula Funding
  • International Student Mobility

Fee Structure

Ordinary Fee (Nepalese Students)

NRs. 370,000

Sponsored Candidate

1.5 times the ordinary fee

SAARC Countries

1.5 times the ordinary fee


2 times the ordinary fee

The fee to be paid at the time of admission for ordinary Nepalese students is NRs. 136,000/- that includes the first installment of the first-semester fee.

Eligibility criteria for Admission for Masters in Land Administration

Admission Requirements
S. No. Candidate Types Minimum numbers of years of study(School/UniversityEducation) Work experience Grade in Bachelor/Master level Remarks


Fresh Graduates with Bachelors Degree in Science, Applied Science or Engineering.

Minimum of 16 years



2.0 CGPA or 50% in aggregate


Mid-career professionals with a Bachelor’s Degree of 3 years in any discipline or Master in any discipline

Minimum of 15 years

At least 3 years experience in the land-related discipline

or law

2.0 CGPA or 50% in aggregate


Mid-career professionals with a Bachelor’s Degree of 2 years in Science

Minimum of 14 years

+ Senior Survey Course

At least 3 years experience in land

related discipline

2.0 CGPA or 50% in aggregate

Eligible criteria for some international institutions like ITC to undertake a Master's degree.


Mid-career professional with Post Graduate Diploma or equivalent in Land related discipline

Minimum of 14 years

At least 3 years experience in the land-related discipline

2.0 CGPA or 50% in aggregate

Direct Entry to Master in Land Administration