Prime Minister is the Chancellor of the Academy. The Chancellor chairs the Academic Assembly, the highest body of NAST. The Academic Assembly normally meets twice a year to set policy guidelines for the Academy and to approve the annual program and budget. The Minister for Science and Technology is an ex-officio Pro-chancellor. Other members of the Assembly include Academicians of NAST, Vice Chairman of National Planning Commission, Vice Chancellors of the universities, three representatives of S&T professional societies and two staff members of the Academy. The Vice Chancellor, appointed by the Chancellor on recommendation of a special committee, is the Chief Executive, who heads a management council, consisting of up to five Members of the Academic Assembly and a Secretary. NAST's programs are conceived and executed by the Faculties and the Divisions led by senior staff of the Academy.
The Academic Assembly
The highest policy making body of the academy is the Academic Assembly. The Prime Minister is the Chancellor of the Academy and chairs the Assembly. The Academic Assembly normally meets twice a year for setting policy guidelines for the Academy and approving the annual program and budget. The Minister for Science and Technology is an ex-officio Pro-chancellor of the academy. Other members of the Assembly include Vice Chairman of National Planning Commission, Vice Chancellor of NAST, twenty seven members from among NAST academicians, two Vice Chancellors from among the universities, three representatives of S&T professional societies, two associate academicians of NAST, Secretary of Ministry of Science and Technology, two representatives of the Government of Nepal gazetted first class officers, two representatives of industrial sector and two NAST staff representatives. NAST secretary serves as the member secretary of the Assembly.
The Management Council
The Management Council is responsible mainly for the implementation of the decisions of the academic assembly meetings. The council is also responsible for the preparation of agendas and proposals to be submitted to the academic assembly meetings. The council makes decision necessary to run the academy on the regular basis. It is chaired by the Vice Chancellor. The other members of the council include upto five members of the academic assembly and NAST Secretary as the member secretary.
The service Commission
The service commission of NAST consists of a Chairman, a member Academician and a representative from the public service commission. The chairman of the commission is nominated by the Chancellor. The secretary of the academy serves as the member secretary of the commission. The commission functions as an independent body in matters related to the permanent appointment and promotion of the academy's staff. The Central office of NAST is located in Khumaltar, Lalitpur. The Vice Chancellor is the chief executive authority and the secretary is the administrative head of the academy.
NAST programs are conceived and executed by the faculties and the divisions led by senior staff of the academy. Also, there are Faculty Coordination & Planning & Development Committee, Science Faculty & Development Committee, Technology Faculty Research & Development Committee and Scientific Sub-Committees to assist in formulation of policy and scientific activities in different areas of Science and Technology.