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 bachelors degree (B.Ed) and Masters program (M.Ed) in faculty of education, bachelors degree (B.A) and Masters program (M.A) in faculty of humanities and social sciences, bachelors degree (BBS/BBA) and Masters program (MBM) in faculty of Management at the Central Campus formally known as Siddhanath Multiple Campus, Mahendranagar. The university offers Bachelor of Engineering (BE Civil) program under faculty of engineering, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) and Bachelor 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, Optometry and Ophthalmology.