Eastern Region Engineering Campus (Purwanchal Campus) is situated in beautiful town Dharan of Sunsari district of eastern region of Nepal. This campus is one of the associate engineering campuses of Institute of Engineering under Tribhuvan University. It was established in 1978 under the loan agreement between the Asian Development Bank and His Majesty’s Government of Nepal. The loan agreement was around five million US Dollars. The technical assistance was provided by the government of United Kingdom. The campus firstly started trade level courses in Mechanical, Electrical and Civil engineering subjects as specified in the loan and the project agreements. Presently, it is offering bachelor courses in Agriculture, Architecture, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Electronics and Mechanical Engineering.
Purwanchal Campus is apart of IOE whose products have come out to be the topper in Asian Institutes in Thailand and Japan and the like. IOE has been listed third among the ten best Asian Institutes by Bangkok based Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).