Kathmandu University News

Training on Glacio-hydrological Modeling

isms | 26 December, 2012 13:52

The Himalayan Cryosphere, Climate and Disaster Research Center (HiCCDRC), Dept. of Environmental Science and Engineering (DESE), School of Science, Kathmandu University (KU) has conducted a 5-days training on Glacio-hydrological Modeling under the Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Project entitled “Establishing a collaborative assessment of the impacts of climate change on the hydrological regime of the Langtang River Basin, central Nepal” funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the National Science Foundation (NAS), USA from 18 -23 December 2012. The total numbers of training participants were 28. They were from different academic and government institutions such as graduate students of DESE, KU, Central Dept. of Hydrology and Meteorology, Tribhuvan University (TU); Central Dept. of Environmental Science, TU; College of Applies Sciences-Nepal, GoldenGate International College; and staffs from the Dept. of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), Government of Nepal. According to the Coordinator of HiCCDRC and Principal Investigator of the project, Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha, the training program was a part of capacity building component of the project aiming to give theoretical as well as practical knowledge of glacio-hydrological modeling to young graduate students and researchers.

Recent Development in KU Central Library

isms | 24 December, 2012 14:59

Apart from the Collection, Preservation of Information resources is another important function of the library. So, KUCL has installed 16 CCTVs in different corners of the library to prevent the resources through, so called, malpractice. This is one of the great achievements in the field of library systems in KU. The library automation which we have started in 2005 is now going to be switched in newer version, i.e., an updated version of SOUL1 to SOUL2 in near future which has many more facilities of library operations.

 

Press Release

isms | 18 December, 2012 14:46

प्रेस–विज्ञप्ती

दिनाङ्क ः मङ्गलबार, ३ पुस २०६९


काठमाडौँ विश्वविद्यालयले हरेक वर्षको दीक्षान्त समारोह हुनुभन्दा पहिले पत्रकार भेटघाट कार्यक्रम गर्ने गरेको कुरा तपाईंहरूलाई जानकारी छँदैछ । यस पटकको अठारौँ दीक्षान्त समारोह हुनुभन्दा पहिले पत्रकार भेटघाट हुन सकेको थिएन । संस्थापक उपकुलपतिज्यूले राजिनामा दिइसक्नुभएको र नयाँ उपकुलपतिको नियुक्ति भइनसकेको अवस्था रहेको हुनाले भेटघाट कार्यक्रम हुन नसक्नु स्वाभाविकै हो । त्यसैले आज यस कार्यक्रमको आयोजना गरिएको हो । आजको कार्यक्रममा उपस्थित हुनुभएका सम्पूर्ण पत्रकार मित्रहरूलाई यस कार्यक्रममा हार्दिक स्वागत गर्दछु ।

काठमाडौँ विश्वविद्यालयसभाको ६१ औँ बैठकमा संस्थापक उपकुलपति डा. सुरेशराज शर्माज्यूले विश्वविद्यालयको नेतृत्व नयाँ पुस्तालाई हस्तान्तरण गर्ने गरी पदबाट राजिनामा दिनुभएपछि त्यही सभाको बैठकले सहकुलपति तथा शिक्षामन्त्री दीनानाथ शर्माज्यूको संयोजकत्वमा संरक्षण समितिका अध्यक्ष दमननाथ ढुङ्गानाज्यू र सभासद् डा. लोकविक्रम थापाज्यू सदस्य रहेको उपकुलपति चयन समितिले मेरो नाम सिफारिस गरेको र कुलपति तथा प्रधानमन्त्री डा. बाबुराम भट्टराईज्यूले मलाई उपकुलपति पदमा नियुक्त गर्नुभएको कुरा तपाईंहरू सबैलाई विदितै छ । मलाई उपकुलपति पदमा नियुक्त गर्नुभएकोमा कुलपतिज्यूप्रति हार्दिक कृतज्ञता व्यक्त गर्दछु र सिफारिस समितिप्रति आभार व्यक्त गर्दछु । विश्वविद्यालयको स्थापनामा सक्रिय भूमिका खेलेर २१ वर्षसम्म उपकुलपतिको कार्यभार बहन गर्नुभएको र विश्वविद्यालयलाई हालको उचाइसम्म ल्याइसकेपछि राजिनामा प्रस्तुत गरेर कुनै पनि संस्थालाई अझ अघि बढाउन नयाँ पुस्तामा नेतृत्व हस्तान्तरण गर्नुपर्छ भन्ने आदर्श कायम गर्नुभएकोमा संस्थापक उपकुलपतिज्यूप्रति पनि सादर कृतज्ञता व्यक्त गर्दछु ।

काठमाडौँ विश्वविद्यालयका सन्दर्भमा सञ्चार–जगत्ले सकारात्मक भूमिका खेल्ने गरेको छ । यसका लागि यो विश्वविद्यालय पत्रकार मित्रहरूलाई धन्यवाद ज्ञापन गर्दछ । राष्ट्रिय समाजलाई सकारात्मक दिशाबोध गराउन सञ्चार–जगत्ले अहम् भूमिका खेल्ने हुँदा राम्रोलाई राम्रो र नराम्रोलाई नराम्रो भन्नुपर्ने आदर्शको पालना सञ्चार–जगत्ले पनि गर्नेछ भन्ने कुरामा हामी विश्वस्त छौँ र रचनात्मक सल्लाह–सुझावको सदैव अपेक्षा गर्दछौँ । यस विश्वविद्यालयलाई मुलुकको राष्ट्रिय शैक्षिक गौरवका रूपमा अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय क्षेत्रमा सुपरिचित गराउनुपर्ने दायित्व तपाईं–हामी सबैको भएको हँुदा यसका लागि सकारात्मक सहयोगको अपेक्षा पनि गर्दछौँ । विश्वविद्यालयसम्बन्धी समाचारका लागि हामी सधैँ तपाईंहरूलाई सहायता गर्न तयार रहनेछौँ । 

काठमाडौँ विश्वविद्यालयको नेतृत्व–परिवर्तनबाट मुलुकमा सकारात्मक सन्देश जाओस्, सत्य–तथ्य र निष्पक्ष समाचार–सम्प्रेषण भइरहोस् एवं हामीबीच विचारको आदानप्रदान चलिरहोस् भन्ने मनसाय व्यक्त गर्दै यस्ता कार्यक्रमलाई निरन्तरता दिन तपाईंहरूको सहयोगको अपेक्षा गर्दछु । तपाईंहरूको आजको उपस्थिति मेरा लागि र मेरो समूहका लागि पनि उत्साहपूर्ण बनेको छ । तसर्थ यहाँ उपस्थित हुनुभएकोमा सबै पत्रकार मित्रहरूलाई धन्यवाद ज्ञापन गर्दछु ।

धन्यवाद !


डा. रामकण्ठ माकजू
उपकुलपति 
काठमाडौँ विश्वविद्यालय

Workshop on Plasma Physics and introduction of plasma experiments at university courses

isms | 18 December, 2012 12:54

A Report

WORKSHOP ON PLASMA PHYSICS AND INTRODUCTION OF PLASMA EXPERIMENTS AT UNIVERSITY COURSES

Plasma Physics studies and research have been considered important globally because of its several important industrial applications such as nuclear energy studies, material science, neutron generation, thin film deposition, surface modification, magneto-hydrodynamic generator, Plasma accelerators. To introduce these areas through different presentations by experts working in these fields, a one day workshop was organized jointly by the Department of Natural Sciences, School of Science, Kathmandu University & Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University on 17th of December, 2012. The program was held at the CV Raman Auditorium hall at KU, Dhulikhel. There were altogether 26 participants in the program. The workshop was focussed basically in explaining the different aspects of Plasma studies and their application in different fields of life.

The program was inaugurated by Professor Dr. Panna Thapa, Dean of School of Sciences, Kathmandu University (K.U.). In his welcome speech, Prof. Thapa outlined a brief introduction of the various programs run by Kathmandu university and also expressed his best wishes for the success of the workshop. The program was attended by different Professors and Associate Professors of Tribhuvan University (T.U.) and K.U. Two internationally established experts on the subject Dr.  Richard Kamendje (Fusion and Plasma Physicist, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria) and Dr. Suryakant Gupta (FCIPT Division, Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, India) were invited to participate in the workshop and guide our researchers. The inaugural by Prof. Thapa was followed by a brief description about the history and growth of Plasma Physics studies in Nepal by Professor Dr. Lok Narayan Jha, the pioneer of Plasma Physics in Nepal, Head of Central Department of Physics, T.U. Professor Dr. Jeevan Jyoti Nakarmi, T.U., the first PhD student of Dr. Jha, also shared his part along with the research areas he and his students are interested and working in. Associate Professor Dr. Raju Khanal, T.U., an active member of Plasma Physics research and development of Plasma Physics studies in Nepal, hosted the event. He too discussed his research interests and briefly discussed about his students’ research and different papers published in international journals. The Head of Department of Natural Sciences, K.U., Assoc. Professor Dr. Deepak Prasad Subedi, also an active member of Plasma Physics research and studies in Nepal, described about the experimental achievements in Nepal under his supervision. He explained about thin film deposition, surface modification and other industrial applications of Plasma Physics. Along with these experts of Plasma Physics, students of T.U. and K.U., who had some prior exposure to Plasma Physics/technology, actively participated in the program.

Dr. Kamendje gave a brief introduction to IAEA with lots of information about participation and opportunities for a developing nation like ours. He summarised the events related to the fusion since 1957 to the recent dates. Dr. Gupta, with his delightful presentation, shared the various applications of Plasma technology and importance of Plasma instrumentation.

The program was concluded with a short discussion about how to implement the wide aspects of Plasma Physics in Nepal. The workshop was full of motivation and worth attending. Everyone praised the event and supported the fact that the continuation of such programs will give much exposure to anyone related to this field.

Photo: Participants of the workshop

-Report by: Mr. Taya Nath Chetry: Participant of the workshop

University welcome the new Vice Chancellor Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha

isms | 16 December, 2012 15:12

Dhulikhel, Kavre
16 December, 2012

Kathmandu University welcome the new Vice Chancellor Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha in a programme organized today at the Central Office, Dhulikhel.

Rt. Hon'ble Chancellor and the Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai had appointed Dr. Shrestha as the Vice Chancellor of the University for a period of four years on 12 December, 2012; as per the recommendation of the search committee headed by Hon'ble Pro-Chancellor and the Minister for Education Mr. Dina Nath Sharma along with other two senate members Mr. Daman Nath Dhungana and Dr. Lok Bikram Thapa.

Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha was appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Kathmandu University after the resignation of Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, the founder Vice-Chancellor of the University on November 9, 2012.

Dr. Shrestha is the founder director of Dhulikhel Hospital. He is Professor of Surgery at Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences. Dr. Shrestha has served Kathmandu University in different capacities such as Senator Member, member of Board of Trustees, member of Academic Council, member of Executive Council, and Associate Dean, School of Medical Sciences, in different time periods.

Addressing the faculties and staffs, Vice Chancellor Dr. Shrestha said that KU has succeeded to present its own characteristics that are well-known to the national and international community. Students must be in the centre whatever we do, and our efforts have to be focused to provide quality education. Further, he said that there are also challenges to preserve the unique features and values of KU and these challenges should be overcome through our mutual effort.

 In the programme, Controller of Examinations, Prof. Dr. Pushpa Raj Adhikari; Deans, Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa and Prof. Dr. Panna Thapa; and Affiliation Affaires Director Prof. Dr. Sanjay Nath Khanal welcomed the newly appointed Vice Chancellor on behalf of all the faculties and staffs of KU. Chief of Management Service Division Mr. Mukunda Prasad Upadhyaya introduced and briefed the resume of Dr. Shrestha. Representing the local donors, Mr. Prithivi Thapa proposed the vote of thanks on the occasion.

Call for Expression of Interest (EoI)

isms | 16 December, 2012 09:55

Video Lectures for B.E. courses

Request for EoI

Kathmandu University - School of Engineering invites Expression of Interest (EoI) from interested faculty members of Kathmandu University for preparing video lectures for the undergraduate engineering courses.

The selected applicants can be provided with maximum allowance of Rs.500 per lecture hour. Video recording facility will also be provided.

The deadline for the submission of EoI is December 31, 2012. 

Admission Open for Bachelor Program in ECONOMICS

isms | 13 December, 2012 15:14

Annual GEO-ICT Journal GEOSPACE is jointly launched

isms | 12 December, 2012 11:27

The annual GEO-ICT Journal GEOSPACE is jointly  launched by Mr. Nagendra Jha, Director General, Survey Department, Mr. Kalyan Gopal Shrestha, Executive director, LMTC and Prof, Dr. Ramesh Kumar Maskey, HOD, Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineeering in the program organised by GES, the departmental club of Geomatics Engineering Program on 4th December 2012 at Kathmandu. 

Assistant professor and Co-ordinator of Geomatics Engineering program Mr. Subash Ghimire addresses welcome speech. He mentions that the journal acts as knowledge and experiences sharing platform and creates awareness about Geomatics education and depicits scope of Geomatics. Referred to the editorial, he states that publishing the first issue, we have ignited the sparkles of fires, we have set on a journey that can only be defined by pace and eminenance of travel, never by its destination. Therefore, there is need for continued endeavor.

Mr. Nagendra Jha,  Director General, Survey Department, express his happiness to launch the journal and highlights the importance of human resource for solving different issues of cadastral map. Simililarly, Mr. Kalayan Gopal Shrestha focused on that the journal should include not only technical but management issues of Geoinformation. Prof, Dr. Ramesh Kumar Maskey, HOD, clarifies the scope of Geomatics Engineering highlightimg traditional and modern technology for data handlings.

Mr. Ganesh Prasad Bhatta, Senior Survey officer, Survey Department comments on overall content of the journal and indicates the room for improvement of the article in the journal. Similarly, Mr. Naba Raj Subedi,Visiting Asssistant professor presented on GIS technology in Land Administration. Representing the industry, Mr. Pramod Lamsal, GIS manager, Geo Spatial System Ltd.  mentions that the GI community will be benefitted at large by sharing scientific, professional and research based article.   

Mr. Bishant Adhikari on behalf of editorial share the experiences collected during the Journal preparation  and Mr. Mahesh Thapa,GE graduate batch 2007 share his experiences about the formation of GES. 

Dr. Bhim P. Kafle, Assistant Professor of Dept. of Natural Science,has been awarded

isms | 12 December, 2012 11:26

Dr. Bhim P. Kafle, Assistant Professor of Dept. of Natural Science,has been awarded the  Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Award  for this year. As per the citation, Dr. Kafle has been selected for researching on development of theoretical model for doping of metal ions in thin film of fullerenes (third allotrope of carbon) for solar cell purpose, and also for investigating on uni-molecular decay processes of carbon clusters.

Grand Welcome Day observed

isms | 12 December, 2012 11:23

Office of the Director, Student Welfare, and Second Year students of the School of Science and School of Engineering, observed Grand Welcome on 11 Dec 2012 at Central Campus in Dhulikhel. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Bibek Baral and Mr. Hem Raj Kafle, Associate Directors of Student Welfare, emphasized on the importance of such activities, however management has always been a challenge. Prof. Dr. Subodh Sharma, Director of Student Welfare welcoming the first years, also appreciated second year students for their enthusiasm, without which this event would have not been possible. He further added that this tradition was introduced at Kathmandu University at the time when only I.Sc. programme was running. With so many different academic programmes being added and the number of students intake increasing each year at KU, it is indeed becoming very difficult to organize big events. But with highly discipline students, like this years’ batch and of course the second years, and their enthusiasm anything can be possible.

 

Present on the occasion were, besides first and second year students, Controller of Examinations, Chief Administrative Officer, other distinguished faculty members and staff. Main highlights of the event were besides performance from second and first years, the KU band, and the Night Band. The organizers expressed their heartfelt thanks to all those who were present on the occasion and those who were supporting it from a distance.

Kathmandu University 18th Second Convocation Ceremony held at Dhulikhel

isms | 10 December, 2012 12:11

Call from interested Candidates for CDM project at Biomass Stove Testing Lab

isms | 07 December, 2012 09:54

December 6th  2012

 

Subject: Call from interested Candidates for CDM project at Biomass Stove Testing Lab

 

The Biomass Stove Testing Lab at Department of Mechanical Engineering has received research grant from JICA Headquarter Tokyo for feasibility study on CDM Project in Nepal.

The Lab invites application for researcher for this project.

Shortlisted candidates will be informed for interview at Stove Testing Lab, Kathmandu University.

Preference will be given to female graduates from School of Engineering or School of Science with academic excellence and proficiency in report writing. The application along with CV should be submitted before 14th December, 2012 to the following address:

 

Biomass Stove Testing Lab

Department of Mechanical Engineering

School of Engineering

Kathmandu University

Dhulikhel, Kavre

Email: shrestha@ku.edu.np

School of Arts announces opening of admissions for Masters Program in Development Studies for the coming academic year (2013).

isms | 05 December, 2012 14:11

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Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University Holds the 4th HSK Test

isms | 05 December, 2012 09:13

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On December 2nd ,2012, Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University(CIKU) holds the 4th HSK Test. 64 examinees registered for HSK Test Level I-V, among which four come from India. The number of HSK examinees in 2012 is 152, which is nearly double that in the previous year. 

Geomatics Engineering graduates batch 2008 students won a highly competitive opportunity to work for NASA and ICIMOD

isms | 05 December, 2012 09:09

Geomatics Engineering graduates batch 2008 Florencia Tuladhar, Laxmi Thapa and Eliza Shrestha won a highly competitive opportunity to work for NASA and ICIMOD on Climate Change using their training in GIS and Remote Sensing for problems relating to Nepal titled “Climate Change Vulnerability in Nepal Using NASA EOS”


For more details

http://www.earthzine.org/2012/11/27/climate-change-vulnerability-in-nepal-using-nasa-eos/

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