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Vacancy Announcement

isms | 29 December, 2013 04:20

KATHMANDU UNIVERSITY
Vacancy Announcement
Kathmandu University (KU) is an autonomous, not-for-profit institution of higher learning dedicated to maintaining high standards of academic excellence.  Pursuing the mission of providing quality education for leadership, KU is in the forefront of knowledge industry in the field of management, science and technology, and liberal arts.

KU is looking for committed, competent, and qualified professionals to take upon Contract position in its central office.

 

Position: Librarian

Job Description:

The responsibilities will be to:

 

  • Manage the planning, administrative and budgeting functions of Library and Information services, which includes formulating overall library strategies, policies, rules and guidelines.
  • Provide effective access to library collections and resources
  • Maintain the organization of Library materials
  • Provide library services in response to the information needs of library users.
  • Manage library services in response to changing needs
  • Manage Online subscription and Information services

 

 

Minimum Qualification Required:

·   Master Degree in Library Science/ Information Science or related area from a recognized University

Abilities and Competencies Required:

·   Knowledge of research and information gathering systems and method

·   Knowledge about library programming standards and systems

·   Knowledge about e-library and ability to use IT applications & software to manage and administer the Library and conduct Internet searches.

·   Ability to communicate, negotiate and maintain relations with employees, external experts and agencies.

·   Ability to make verbal presentations in individual and group environment

·   Ability to write reports and guidelines of professional standards both in English and Nepali

Preference will be given to those having work experiences as Librarian in reputed organization

 Salary is negotiable for highly qualified and experienced candidates.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further selection process

Interested applicants are requested to send their CV with cover letter and attested copies of relevant academic and citizenship certificates, Photograph-two (2) PP size), Name and Contact address of two references to the following address by January 5, 2014.

Registrar

Kathmandu University

GPO-6250

Kathmandu, Nepal

www.ku.edu.np

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT - Kathmandu University School of Arts, Department of Languages and Mass Communication .....

isms | 27 December, 2013 04:30

Admission Open for M. Phil. in Mathematics -2014

isms | 23 December, 2013 06:36

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Announcement: Erasmus Mundus Mobility Program

isms | 22 December, 2013 05:07

Announcement: Erasmus Mundus Mobility Program

The Third Cohort call for applications under the STRONG TIES ERASMUS MUNDUS MOBILITY PROGRAM for applicants on Bachelor, Masters and Post-Doctorate levels is now open. For details, please visit the web site:
http://www.strongties.eu/index.asp?p=1469&a=1469


Likewise, the First Cohort call for applications under the INTACT ERASMUS MUNDUS MOBILITY PROGRAM for applicants on Doctorate and Staff mobilities is now open. For details, please visit the web site:

http://www.em-intact.eu/index.asp

19th Convocation Press Release

isms | 20 December, 2013 18:59

Workshop on Culture of Inquiry

isms | 20 December, 2013 08:15

Workshop on Culture of Inquiry

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (DoEEE) organized a workshop on “Culture of Inquiry” on December 16 and 17, 2013.

The program commenced with the inaugural session in which Mr. Brijesh Adhikary, HoD, DoEEE, KU presented Welcome Speech & Program Details. The opening speech was presented by Prof. Dr. Bim Prasad Shrestha, Associate Dean (Research and other activity), and School of Engineering. After the inaugural session, first technical session started in which Dr. Narayan Kafle, Lecturer, School of Education, KU, presented speech on Meanings and Perspectives of Culture of inquiry in higher education. In the second technical session Dr. Bal Chandra Luitel, Associate Professor, School of Education, KU & M. ED. Program Coordinator, Presented speech on ‘Case of best practices and experiences from other parts of the world’. The program was hosted by Mr. Shailendra Kumar Jha, Assistant Professor, DoEEE, KU.

The second day program commenced with the third technical session. In this session Dr. Luitel presented on ‘Reflection on Institutional and Social challenges for Implementing Culture of Inquiry’. The presentation was followed by Dr. Kafle, and Dr. Sudhamshu Dahal, Assistant Professor, SOE, KU. After the completion of technical session open floor discussion started. At the end of the program, concluding remarks were presented by Dr. Luitel, this was followed by distribution of the certificates of Appreciation to the experts by Prof. Dr. Shrestha. Vote of thanks was expressed by Mr. Brajesh Mishra, Convener of this workshop & Assistant professor of the DoEE. At the end of the program, closing speech was delivered by Prof. Dr. Shrestha. Mr. Subodh Ghimire, Assistant Professor, DoEEE, KU, Mr. Shailendra Kumar Jha, Assistant Professor, DoEEE, KU and Mr. Manoj Shakya, Assistant Professor, DoCSE, KU, were involved in this workshop as internal experts.

The workshop was funded by University Grants Commission. 

There was an enthusiastic participation form School of Engineering, School of Science and School of Education.

The program was jointly hosted by Mr. Madhav Prasad Pandey, Assistant Professor, DoEEE, KU and Mr. Shailendra Kumar Jha. 

 


 

Mr. Pradhan Publishes in an International Journal

isms | 20 December, 2013 08:12

Mr. Pradhan Publishes in an International Journal

Mr. Prachand Man Pradhan, Assistant Professor and Acting Head at the  Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering, has recently published a research paper in Building Research Journal (Vol.60, No.1-2, 2012). The Slovakian Journal includes his paper titled, "Composite Behavior of Masonry Partially Infilled Reinforced Concrete Frames."

The co-authors are R.K.Maskey and P.L.Pradhan.

The web link of the journal is:
http://www.ustarch.sav.sk/ustarch/index.php/en/journals-3/building-research-jurnal/219-brj-volume-60-number-1-2-2012

Workshop on Academia-Industry Dialogue

isms | 19 December, 2013 08:40

Workshop on Academia-Industry Dialogue

December 15, 2013

The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (DoEEE) organized a workshop on “Academia Industry Dialogue.” The workshop was funded by University Grants Commission. 

There was an enthusiastic participation form ICT industry, government organizations and private companies.

In the inaugural session Mr. Brijesh Adhikary, the HoD, welcomed the participants and presented the program details. The technical session started with the speech by Prof. Dr. Bim Prasad Shrestha, Associate Dean (Research and other activities), School of Engineering, on KU and its industrial perspective.

Other highlights of the technical session included presentations by Dr. Jyoti Tandukar, Associate Professor, IOE, TU/ Chairman  & CEO of Alternative Technology, Mr. Anand Raj khanal, Director & Acting Chief, Nepal Telecommunications Authority, Mr. Suresh K. Regmi, MD, Professional Computer System (p) Ltd., and Mr. Arun Sharma, Faculty, Kathmandu University.  

The technical session was followed by group discussions and group presentations. In this, Academia group, Industry group and Government group were formed. Dr. Bhupendra Bimal Chhetri, Visiting Professor, KU, Mr. Madhav Prasad Pandey, Assistant Professor, DoEEE, and Mr. Diwakar Bhujel, Assistant Professor, DoEEE, presented the conclusions of the group discussions.

Prof. Dr. Shrestha awarded Certificates of Appreciation to the experts. Mr. Brajesh Mishra, Convener of this workshop and Assistant Professor at DoEEE, extended vote of thanks.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ramesh Kumar Maskey, Associate Dean (Academic and Administrative Affairs), School of Engineering, also attended the workshop. Similarly, Mr. Subodh Ghimire, Assistant Professor, DoEEE, Mr. Shailendra Kumar Jha, Assistant Professor, DoEEE and Mr. Manoj Shakya, Assistant Professor, DoCSE, were the internal experts of this workshop.

 

AMES-JICA Rally on Road Safety

isms | 18 December, 2013 16:36

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AMES-JICA Rally on Road Safety

Association of Mechanical Engineering Students (AMES), Kathmandu University, conducted a rally on ‘Road Accidents’ in collaboration with Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Saturday, 14 December. The program was supervised by Associate Dean Prof. Dr. Bim Prasad Shrestha and Coordinated by AMES Vice-President Mr. Prakash Giri. KU Students started the rally at KU gate and reached 28 Kilo. AMES Secretary Mr. Saurav Bista made an arrangement for resuming the rally at Sallaghari, Bhaktapur.

The Rally was sponsored by JICA/Nepal and supported by other NGOs in Bhaktapur.  The programme was attended by JICA Senior Volunteer Mr. Hiroyuki FUSHIMI, JICA  Representative Mr. Kentaro SUEKANE and Traffic Inspector Mr. Rajan Pokhrel.

The attendees provided important information and suggestions regarding the road accidents and the role of students to minimize them. AMES president Mr. Anil Kumar Bastola highlighted the importance of Youth and their involvement in Road Safety.  Mr. Prakash Giri concluded the programme.

 

 

DCGE Signs MoU with ICIMOD and OXFAM

isms | 18 December, 2013 16:34

DCGE Signs MoU with ICIMOD and OXFAM

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering (DCGE), Kathmandu University and ICIMOD under project “Strengthening Geospatial Infrastructure and Research Capacity at Kathmandu University.” ICIMOD and DCGE will engage in capacity and innovative geo-enable web and mobile application development. The MoU includes the conditions for supporting student projects, geospatial mobile application development and advanced remote sensing research at KU. ICIMOD will also support with hardware and software for establishment of geospatial laboratory at the University and lend cooperation in exchange activities under NASA DEVELOP and SERVIR internship programs.

Meanwhile, DCGE also signed an MoU with OXFAM under project “Developing Demonstration Model to Revive Springs for Enhancing Rural Water Security.” DCGE will produce a handbook describing the process for revival and enhancement of spring sources based on hydrogeological approach. Three springs at Dailekh and Surkhet have been chosen for case study to develop the handbook. OXFAM will support the financial as well as field-based activities during the project period. The project will last for seven months. DCGE will also be involved in monitoring activities beyond the project period.

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Highlights from the first program of Kathmandu University’s 19th Convocation Ceremony

isms | 18 December, 2013 16:31

Highlights from the first program of Kathmandu University’s 19th Convocation Ceremony

13 December 2013

Kathmandu University (KU) held the first programme of its 19th Convocation ceremony in the premises of its main campus, Dhulikhel, on 13 December 2013. Graduates from different programmes of five Schools (Science, Engineering, Management, Education and Arts) were awarded degrees in this ceremony.

Rt. Hon’ble Chairman of the Council of Ministers, and Chancellor of the University, Mr. Khil Raj Regmi chaired the ceremony. Prof. Dr. Ji Lianggang, President of Hebei University of Economics and Business, China, graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest.

This is the first time for any Chinese dignitary to participate in KU convocation. Similarly, after the transfer of leadership to the new generation, this is the first Convocation for Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shreshta as the Vice Chancellor, for Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa as the Registrar and Prof. Dr. Panna Thapa as the Controller of Examinations.  

Altogether 1020 students graduated in this convocation. This included 202 in science, 246 in engineering, 364 in management, 101 in education and 137 in arts.

The total number KU graduates by this year has reached 1669 in science, 1861 in engineering, 3181 in management and 659 in education and 1232 in arts.

Among the graduates of today, 31 (3%) were foreign citizens. The number of female graduates was 40 percent.

The degree in MS by Research in Glaciology was awarded today for the first time in Nepal.

The following graduates received medals for outstanding results:

1)       Mr. Ananda Raj Devkota (Chancellor Gold Medal)

2)       Mr. Sandip Sahani (Vice Chancellor Gold Medal

3)       Ms. Rajshree Kothari (Juddha Bahadur Shreshta Gold Medal)

4)       Mr. Saurav Pokharel (Ran Bahadur Shah Gold Medal).

Addressing the ceremony, Rt. Hon’ble Mr. Khil Raj Regmi, the Chancellor, said:

I wish that this occasion inspires you to utilize your knowledge, skills and abilities in the welfare of all living beings, in making the earth a beautiful and pleasant place and in ensuring happiness, peace and prosperity for the country and countrymen.

The fact that people very often mention the necessity of establishing institutions of international merits such as Kathmandu University exemplifies its prominence in the field of education. I feel the need of formulating integrated plans of further partnership and collaboration between educational institutions and information technology sector and educational institutions and industries in the development of the University. Similarly, the collaboration between Kathmandu University and industries to introduce new programmes will have positive impact in the country’s development.

Educational development and economic progress go parallel in the condition that educational institutions supply quality workforce for industrial development and industries provide financial aids to ensure poor people’s access to education. As a result, opportunities for other quality services will be availed conveniently. I request you to rest assured of the government’s readiness to help in this direction. At the same time, I invite the national and international aid agencies, political parties and local communities since their cooperation is inevitable.

In his welcome address the Vice Chancellor remarked:

Building prosperous Nepal does not involve economic prowess alone. Most importantly, upgrade in our sensibility and wisdom is necessary. The same can bring purity in politics and induce other different aspects of progress. Besides, the knowledge we have gained and the skills learned must come into practice, preferably in areas where there is a dire need.  Your inclination to personal gains and losses cannot fulfill this expectation. This will be the main cause of despair for all of us.

How did this naturally prosperous nation become a land of the poor? We must ponder over this reality. We have infinite natural resources; we have received congenial climate, diverse landscape, agricultural productivity, biodiversity, and water resource as invaluable gifts from nature.  So, how long would it take for our country to prosper if we maximized the right utilization of this diversity? Our principal role should be in helping to check environmental degradation, in trying regularly to minimize food contamination, retaining the naturalness of the natural resources and promoting tourism. Apart from the knowledge and skills to utilize the resources, we must have optimum commitment as well. And, commitment is what we expect from our graduates today, the commitment to give meaning to the knowledge and skills they have received from this University.

We need opportunity to utilize what we have learned. But we don’t always expect the government to create that opportunity. I would rather like to say we can create space for others with the best of our capacities. It will be a sheer underestimation of our potential if we only wait for the government or others to create opportunities for us. My message to the graduates today is: let us know our own potentials and be our own best guides.

In his convocation speech, the Chief Guest emphasized:

Have a modest and tolerant mind. I hope you can appreciate, tolerate, learn from and work with others and show your benevolence to those around you. I also hope each one of you will have the broad mind of appreciating your own virtues as well as other’s virtues. By combining other’s virtues with your own ones, you will build a harmonious world.

Be a talent with high morality. Intelligence and integrity are the prerequisite and foundation for achievements. Great ambition but little talent will take you nowhere. High intelligence without sense of responsibility or morality will not forge a talent, either. I hope everyone of our graduates to devote your youth and enthusiasm, wisdom and knowledge, innovation and efforts to the society so as to prove your own value.

Have teamwork spirit and be good at action. A responsible person shall understand the overall situation, sacrifice the personal interests for the collective benefits, and be good at cooperating with others. In study, we shall learn from each other and help each other,

Keep the habit of reading, learning, and exploring. Lifelong learning is a must in the age of knowledge economy and globalized economy. In the era of knowledge economy, a person has to learn during the lifetime so as to march along with the times.

Hold fast to your dreams with an open and practical mind. An open mind will enable you to face successes or failures properly, with neither conceit nor underestimation.

 

Admission Open for Masters Program (Human and Natural Resources Studies and Development Studies

isms | 18 December, 2013 05:53

Important Notice

isms | 17 December, 2013 09:59

KU-TdH Ph.D. Fellowship Grant - Proposal Defense

isms | 17 December, 2013 08:33

Bus Notice for 19 Convocation (School of Medical Scinece)

isms | 17 December, 2013 07:53

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