isms | 28 June, 2012 14:28
isms | 25 June, 2012 10:57
Asst. Prof and co-ordinator of Geomatics Engineering Program, Mr. Subash Ghimire has recently published the book on “Land Tenure in Hydropower Development”.
Book language: English
By (author): Subash Ghimire , Number of pages: 108, Published on: 2012-06-18
Price: 49.00 €Keywords: Land Tenure, Hydropower development, social and Environmental effects
For more information:
isms | 22 June, 2012 09:24
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Date: 21th June, 2012
Subject: Call from interested Candidates for CDM project
Kathmandu University Department of Mechanical Engineering Calls for application from the interested candidates for monitoring/testing of ICS. The Duration of the current call is for one month; however the candidates will be kept in the roaster of CDM project and will be involved in long term assignment in future. Training / orientation will be given in Biomass Stove Laboratory, Kathmandu University.
Preference will be given to graduates from Mechanical / Biotech/Environmental Science and Engineering. The application along with CV should be submitted before 27th June, 2012 to following address:
Department of Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering
isms | 19 June, 2012 10:34
Sushil Shrestha, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has recently published the book on "Bridging the gap between E-learning and Knowledge Management"
Book language: English
For more information :
isms | 19 June, 2012 09:18
MOU between Inha University and Kathmandu University
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between Inha University, South Korea and Kathmandu University on 18th of June, 2012. The documents were signed by Prof. Byoung S. Ham, director of the Photon Information Processing (PIP) center, Inha University, S. Korea and Prof. Panna Thapa, Dean of School of Science, Kathmandu University at the latter’s office. Head of the department of natural sciences was also present in the program. The agreement will be mainly helpful in promoting the B.Sc. in applied Physics program by providing scholarships to few selected graduates for their higher studies at Inha University in near future. In addition to that the MOU will also open possibilities for research collaboration between the two institutions in the area of applied science and engineering.
isms | 18 June, 2012 14:26
Artengineering Workshop concluded at KU
17 June 2012
A Five-day long Artengineering Workshop concluded in Kathmandu University on 16 June 2012. School of Engineering Turbine Testing Lab had organized this workshop in association with the Centre for Art and Design of School of Arts of Kathmandu University.
The main objective of the workshop was to transfer competence of advanced methods of metal casting techniques being practiced in Nepal to School of Engineering and School of Arts of the University with prospects of industrial applications.
Inaugurating the Opening Ceremony, Mr. Kishore Thapa, Architect Engineer & Secretary of Ministry of Education, expressed a satisfactory remark over the contribution of Kathmandu University. The University is expanding by all means on its capacity being a role model in higher education of Nepal. Thapa exclaimed that the philosophy of aesthetic appeal does work for consuming the products in the market. This workshop would be a milestone for expanding participant's knowledge of art, culture and technology together for manufacturing production, he added.
Vice Chancellor, Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma recalled KU's initial days when university was designing interdisciplinary courses on its academic programs. The purpose of these courses was to make students capable with innovation and creativity in their discipline. He encouraged the participants for acquiring technical and professional expertise in the field of metal casting techniques and hoped that the workshop will be able to assist them to make durable industrial applications.
Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, Dean SOE welcomed the guests and the participants and expressed that this is the beginning of such type of program where students of Arts and Engineering acquired artistic and creative knowledge together. We are committed to launch such type of combining programs in future, he said.
Mr. Biraj Singh Thapa, Coordinator of the workshop and In-charge of Turbine Testing Lab, outlined the program and projected the possibility of its implementation area. The Workshop would be worthy for the students who are involved in Engineering, Art and Designing profession.
Concluding the inaugural session Prof. Dr. Bhadra Man Tuladhar, Registrar of Kathmandu University expressed vote of thanks to the chief guest and the participants and wished all success of the program.
25 students from School of Engineering, 20 students from School of Arts, and 10 technicians from School of Engineering participated in the workshop. Mr. Tejesh Man Shakya, Mr. Kriti Man Shakya and Ms. Swosti Rajbhandari from Department of Art and Design, School of Arts were the instructor of this five day long program.
The participants got an exposure to casting techniques and design principles, wax modeling, channel mixing and moulding, de-waxing and mould baking, and metal casting. The cast products prepared by the participants were demonstrated during closing ceremony to the Chairperson Dr. Mahesh Banskota, Dean, School of Arts. The certificate was distributed to all the participants and technical team jointly by Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa and Dr. Mahesh Banskota. Special guest of the closing ceremony Mr. Tej Ratna Shakya, an experienced and retired craft man of Nepal was acknowledged for his life time service to preserve and promote the ancient techniques of metal casting practice in Nepal.
Concluding the closing ceremony Dr. Mahesh Banskota, Dean, School of Arts said that the workshop brought the people working in two different fields together for accomplishing creative work. He expressed vote of thanks to Prof. Bhola Thapa for taking an initiative to conduct such inter disciplinary and innovative work. He also expressed his interest to work together on such activities in future as well.
isms | 18 June, 2012 14:02
isms | 17 June, 2012 15:22
Note: For registration form and details please click [download]
isms | 14 June, 2012 13:58
Dr. Bal Chandra Luitel presented a keynote at the International STEM Research Symposium
June 13, 2012
Dr. Bal Chandra Luitel, Associate Professor of Mathematics in School of Education, Kathmandu University, presented a keynote at the International STEM Research Symposium: Quantitative Reasoning in Mathematics and Science Education, held in Georgia, USA on May 31 to June 2, 2012.
The Symposium was well received by participants for discussing global issues on research and practice of mathematics education. Dr. Luitel, as an expert, shared his research experience in the theme of Mathematics as a Lived Experience (DIME) with prominent scholars of mathematics education.
The Symposium was jointly organized by Georgia Southern University, Colorado State University and theUniversity of Wyoming. Kathmandu University is a collaborative partner of the University of Wyoming for exchanging research and academic programs in mutual interest.
For details: http://coe.georgiasouthern.edu/QR/symposium.html
isms | 08 June, 2012 13:06
Fulbright Specialist Dr. John Galbraith visited Kathmandu University
Dr. John Galbraith, Associate Professor at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA, has completed his visit to Kathmandu University as a Fulbright Specialist from 16th May to 8th June, 2012. Dr. Galbraith is a Soil Scientist and Geomophologist specializing on soil genesis, classification and mapping and has expertise on wetland (hydric) soils.
John received his B.S. in Range and Wildlife Management at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX in 1978, and completed a M.S. in Range Science at Texas Tech in 1983 after working as a USDA Range Conservationist for two years. John worked for seven years after 1983 as a USDA-SCS Soil Scientist in four states and did soil survey work in four other states. John went back to school to complete a Ph.D. in Soil Science at Cornell in 1997 under the employee degree program. John did a post-doc at Cornell and the University of Florida. John began working at Virginia Tech in 1999 and concentrates on soil and wetland science. John teaches many courses and coaches the student soil judging team. John is a state certified soil scientist and professional wetland delineator. He offers training sessions in hydric soils and wetland delineation, and is involved in numerous research studies.
During his short time at KU, John was involved in guest lectures for both undergraduate and graduate students, student research supervision and counseling, serving as external examiner for Ph.D. defense, and numerous field visits to examine landforms and soils. The list of talks and presentations given by John are as follows:
1. “Soil Classification and Properties in Nepal”
2. “Sustaining Soil Quality with Agriculture, Forestry and Grazing Management: A Middle Path Plan of Action”
3. “Wetland Soils in Nepal”
4. “Burying Black Carbon (Char): Moving Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere to Stable Soil Compounds”
5. “Conservation Challenges and Actions in Nepal” on the occasion of World Environment Day.
Dr. John Galbraith returned to his home country on Friday, 8th June, 2012.
isms | 08 June, 2012 13:04
Materials of the symposium are available from the link:
isms | 08 June, 2012 13:01
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isms | 05 June, 2012 13:23
Fulbright Team at Kathmandu University
Mr. Tom Healy, Chair of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, paid a visit to Kathmandu University, Central Campus, Dhulikhel, on 4th June, 2012.
Mr. Healy interacted with the Faculties and the students of the University. He highlighted the mission of Fulbright Program that was started in 1946 initiated by the government of USA. The program provides scholarship and fellowship opportunity to scholars on their academic and research work worldwide. It enhances mutual understanding, multicultural identities, and dealing some of the issues together.
Nepal is also a beneficiary country where hundreds of competent scholars are getting opportunity of scholarship and fellowship from the beginning. Many Fulbright Scholars from America are also contributing in different parts of Nepal in different fields.
Dr. Laurie A. Vasily, Executive Director of US Educational Foundation – Nepal (USEF) described some required information like application process, documentation and selection criteria for Fulbright Program. KU graduates, despite tough competition, are succeeding to grab this opportunity for several years.
Numbers of quarries were responded in one-and-half hour long interaction.
isms | 04 June, 2012 15:29
Application call for Workshop on Metal Casting by lost wax method organized by Turbine Testing Lab at KU
To build foundations for achieving long term objective of turbine manufacturing in Nepal, Turbine Testing Lab (TTL) at KU is organizing a 5 days’ workshop titled as “SAMYOJAN the new dimension - Workshop on Metal Casting by Lost Wax Method”, in association with Center for Art Studies, School of Arts (SOA) in KU. The main aim of this workshop is to transfer competence of advanced methods of metal casting techniques being practiced in Nepal to SOE & SOA, KU with prospects of industrial applications. The workshop will be conducted at TTL building in Dhulikhel campus (first 3 days) and Center for Art Studies building in Kathmandu (last 2 days) from 11-15 June 2012.
This workshop is planned for 50 participants (20 students from SOE, 20 students from SOA, 5 staffs from TTL and 5 staff from SOE). The workshop comprises of theoretical as well as practical aspects of metal casting with hands-on experience on casting of 10 different products by lost wax method.
Click the following link to download the file
1. Application call for participation in the Workshop (Download)
2. Application form for interested participants (Download)
3. Brochure of workshop (Download)
4. Detailed schedule of workshop (Download)