Korea Nepal Institute of Technology (KNIT) was established in Butwal Sub-metropolitan city as a high tech technical institute. The foundation stone was laid by the contemporary R. honorable prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal on 15th Magh, 2066 BS (Jan 29, 2010). It was inaugurated by contemporary R. honorable Rambaran Yadav on 5th Shrawan, 2069 BS(July 21, 2012).
It was established under the mutual co-operation of Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal and Republic of Korea (Rok) in 2010 AD. The grant donation was provided by Korea government of Republic of Korea.The grant donation was provided by Korea International co-operation Agency (KOICA) under government of Republic of Korea. KNIT is a government constituent institute under council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT), constituted in 1989 (2045 BS) is a national autonomous apex body of Technial and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector committed for the production of technical and skillfull human resources required to the nation. KNIT started diploma in engineering programs as its regular program since FY 2060/2070