Far Western University (FU) was established in 2010 through an Act of Parliament as a government funded university . The central office of the university is located at Bhimdatta Municipality of Kanchanpur district. Since its inception, FU has been striving to fulfill its responsibility of making higher education accessible to the people of this region.
The university envisages seven Faculties covering different academic areas. However, the University currently offers bachelor and Masters degree in faculty of education and faculty of humanities and social sciences. The university also offers bachelors degree in Business Studies(BBS), bachelors degree in Business Administration(BBA) and Masters degree in Business Management(MBM) under the faculty of Management at the Central Campus, Mahendranagar. Another academic programs of the university are BE Civil Engineering under the faculty of engineering, Bachelors degree in General Science (B.Sc) and Bachelors of Computer Science and Information Technology (BScCSIT) under the faculty of Science and Technology and Bachelor of Agriculture Science (B.Sc., Ag.) under the faculty of Agriculture Science. The University is planning to affiliate various program in Agriculture, Science & Technology, Engineering, Health Sciences and Optometry.