THARAKA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE invites qualified applicants to apply for Certificate, Diploma, Degree and Postgraduate Programmes commencing September 2021. APPLY TODAY. Email: info@tharaka.ac.ke, Phone: 0727016724/0721839583.


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Tharaka University College provides a serene environment for learning, creativity and innovation.

The Chancellor, Chuka University, Dr. Julius Rotich, Vice Chancellor, Chuka University, Prof. Erastus Njoka, Principal, Tharaka University College, Prof. Peter Muriungi leading the Academic Procession during the 8th Chuka University Graduation Ceremony held on 18th December 2020

Linguistics in Kenya Experience (LIKE) participant Nina (Leiden University, Netherlands) presents her research plan during LIKE Field School at Tharaka University College. Photo courtesy of Dr. Jenneke Van der Wal (Leiden University, Netherlands)

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Prof. Peter K. Muriungi, PhD
Message from the Principal

Tharaka University College, a Constituent College of Chuka University, is an institution of higher learning located in Tharaka South Sub-County, in Tharaka Nithi County, Near Gatunga Town. The University College was initially established as a Campus of Chuka University in September 2015. The Campus was established to give the people within the region, Kenya and beyond access to quality and affordable University education.

The Campus was elevated to the status of a University College through Legal Gazette Notice No. 146 of 10th July, 2017 after approval by His Excellence President Uhuru Kenyatta. Since inception, Tharaka University College has continued to enjoy unprecedented growth in student and staff population, as well as academic and research activities. Tharaka University College endeavors to be a centre of excellence and a leading institution in matters pertaining to dryland farming, mining and other areas of national and international strategic focus.

Tharaka University College is located in a serene environment suitable for learning.  Our students not only enjoy quality education but also an opportunity to enjoy the serene environment in the University and environs.

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to Tharaka University College. We endeavor to create a strong knowledge base through teaching, research and innovation and disseminate this knowledge to produce all rounded graduates with problem solving skills for the transformation of society.

Prof. Peter K. Muriungi, Ph.D,



History of Tharaka University College

Tharaka University college was established as a Campus in September 2015 and later elevated to a constituent university college of Chuka University in February 2017.

Tharaka University College is located at Marimanti in Tharaka-Nithi County at approximately 230 km from Nairobi City along the Nairobi, Embu, Kathwana and Marimanti town.

Tharaka University college is geared towards the provision of globally competitive quality education, training
and research for sustainable development with a bias in environmental sustainability.

An adaptive center of excellence in teaching, research, innovation and outreach for societal transformation.

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The KUCCPS system is now open for the inter-institutional transfer (IIT) applications on Sept 1, 2021 and will run until Sept 30, 2021.

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Email us: transfer@tharaka.ac.ke

THARAKA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE invites qualified applicants to apply for Certificate, Diploma, Degree and Postgraduate Programmes commencing September2021. APPLY TODAY. Email: info@tharaka.ac.ke, registraraa@tharaka.ac.ke Phone: 0727016724/0721839583 Website: http://www.tharaka.ac.ke

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