isms | 20 April, 2010 11:42
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kathmandu University in collaboration with IBM India organized a 3-days training on IBM DB2 from 15th April 2010 to 17th April 2010. The training was fully supported by IBM India. Mr. Rajib Mundal from Vinsys India (the IBM training partner in India) was the resource person for the program.
There were around 55 participants including graduate students, undergraduate students, and faculty members.
During the 3-days training, the participants learned how to install DB2 on windows and Linux platforms. They also learned about Data objects support by DB2, XML, XQuery, and Securities in DB2. The trainer also provided some ideas on how to score good marks in an IBM certification exam. The participants are expected to sit in for the IBM DB2 certification test later this month.
isms | 06 April, 2010 14:58
Kathmandu University’s participation in the Curriculum Development Mission to Kabul University, Kabul, Afghanistan
Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Himalayan Cryosphere, Climate and Disaster Research Center (HiCCDRC), Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha participated in the support mission aiming curriculum development of the newly established Environment Protection and Disaster Management (EPDM) Department, Faculty of Geoscience, Kabul University, Kabul, Afghanistan. He participated in the mission from 17 March to 2 April 2010 and visited Jawaharlal Neharu University, New Delhi, India and Kabul University, Kabul, Afghanistan. Dr. Kayastha contributed in the formation of detail syllabus of 17 subjects of the undergraduate course on B. Sc. in Environment Protection and Disaster Management. He also coached Meteorology and Climatology, Applied Hydrology, Environmental Impact Assessment, Water and Air pollution, Climate science and climate change impacts on water resources, agriculture, biodiversity, health and adaptation measures to a new faculty member of the department.
The mission was organized by the Himalayan University Consortium (HUC), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).