Tribhuvan University (TU; Nepali: त्रिभुवन विश्वविद्यालय) is a public university for higher education, located in Kirtipur, which is an ancient city in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. The university, established in 1959, is the oldest university in Nepal. In terms of enrollment, it is the tenth-largest university in the world. The university offers 2,079 undergraduate and 2,000 postgraduate programs across a wide range of disciplines. As of March 2017, the university has 60 constituent campuses and 1,084 affiliated colleges across the country. Since it is government-financed, it is less expensive than private universities.