isms | 29 December, 2014 04:49
Mr. Shrestha Awarded with Outstanding Youth of Nation 2014
Mr. Suman Dhun Shrestha, Research Fellow at Building Stronger Universities (BSU II), School of Engineering, has been awarded with “Outstanding Youth of Nation 2014” at the 41st Nepal Jaycees National Convention addressed by the Rt. Honorable Prime Minister Sushil Koirala. The award was presented at the Information Technology Park, Kavre, on 26 December 2014.
Mr. Shrestha got this recognition for his works in science and technology, especially for his research and project works on Biogas electrification and Horizontal and Vertical Ground Water Drilling Manual works, which were carried out under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Bim Prasad Shrestha, Associate Dean, School of Engineering.
Mr. Shrestha completed his Undergraduate studies in Environmental Engineering from Kathmandu University and M. Sc in Disaster Management and Sustainable Development from University of Northumbria, United Kingdom.
Kathmandu University wishes for his successful career in the days to come.
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Finnish Ambassador Visits KU
Kathmandu University welcomed His Excellency Asko Luukkainon, the Ambassador of Finland to Nepal, on December 22 in its Central premises, Dhulikhel.
Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha, the Vice Chancellor, and Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, the Registrar, received the Ambassador and had a brief discussion on the possible areas for collaboration between KU and the Universities in Finland.
Meanwhile, the meeting also sought the possibilities of exploring ways to create an environment for Nepali youths to have a promising career in the country.
During the visit, the Ambassador also took a tour to the Turbine Testing Lab, Technical Training Center, Lighting lab and the Library of the University.
isms | 22 December, 2014 06:18
IT Meet 2014 Kicks Off
21 December 2014
Kathmandu University IT Meet 2014 kicked off in its central premises after an inaugural program in the CV Raman Auditorium.
The Meet is an annual event organized by Kathmandu University Computer Club (KUCC) to promote technology and explore the possibilities of IT.
With an objective of creating a platform for youths, experts, government organizations and educational institutes to discuss IT for community benefits, the University has been organizing the two-day event every year. The theme of this edition is "Technology, Entrepreneurship and Opportunity."
Inaugurating the event, Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, the Registrar, highlighted the avenues the University was creating in order to help its students become entrepreneurs through various activities and projects. He congratulated the organizers for being able to continue the event every year. He also emphasized that the University had been working to make a change by providing quality education beyond theoretical knowledge, which would help ensure that students are capable of creating their own jobs.
The Meet features various activities such as 3D Movies, Python Meet, Hackathon, Software and Hardware competition, mobile games and Googling among others.
Dr. Manish Pokharel, Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, said that IT Meet 2016 would be planned as an international event.
isms | 21 December, 2014 10:16
RenewableNepal is a Programme for supporting research based industrial development in Nepal. It funds R&D projects intended to develop product and services in renewable energy. It is jointly managed by Kathmandu University (KU), Nepal, and SINTEF Energy Research (SEfAS), Norway and is funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). The programme is currently in transition from Phase I (2009-2014) to Phase II (in a new framework). A bridging period of one year has been planned for the year 2015.
Expression of interest is therefore sought for the following programme management positions from KU faculties/staffs or general applicants for one year.
The work place will be RenewableNepal office in Dhulikhel and service period will be of 1 year (01 January to 31 December, 2015).
The responsibilities include overall activity management (day to day operation, organization of meetings, planning of operations, execution of plans, reporting, financial management, etc.) and R&D project funding management (proposal evaluation, contracting, funding, monitoring, evaluation, report approval, cost approval, and outcome dissemination).
The expression of interest should be indicated in a cover letter stating educational & professional background and motivation for the desired position. It should be submitted along with recent curriculum vitae (CV) by 26 December 2014, 4:00 PM Nepalese Standard Time, via e-mail to email@example.com.
isms | 21 December, 2014 10:12
UNIQUE SCIENCE SEMINAR
‘Science of Spiritual Biology’
The main focus of this seminar is to understand the scientific evidence from 21st century biology that disprove Darwinian objective evolution of bodies and the material origin of life – ‘abiogenesis’. Furthermore, the speakers will also highlight how the 21st century biology confirms that every living entity including unicellular organisms display cognitive behavior and hence confirms the ancient wisdom of SrimadBagavad-Gita that ‘Life requires cognition at all levels’.
The speakers, Bhakti NiskamaShanta, Ph.D. (Gen. Secretary, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Institute, Siliguri, WB, India) and Bhakti Vijnana Muni, Ph.D. (President, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Institute, Siliguri, WB, India) are holding doctoral degree in Ocean Engineering and Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, WB, India. Both of them are traveling Sanyasis and are actively spreading the Sanatana Dharma in a scientific language in several prominent universities and scientific organizations under the guidance of their Siksha Gurudev Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaja, Ph.D. (Serving Director of Bhakti Vedanta Institute, Princeton, NJ, USA).
Date: December 24,
Time: 2 pm
Venue: Mini Auditorium, CVR Auditorium
isms | 20 December, 2014 14:02
DoESE Faculties Publish a Book Chapter
Faculties of the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (DoESE) published a book chapter "Soil Management for Sustainable Agricultural Intensification in the Himalayan Region" in a book Soil Management of Smallholder Agriculture edited by Rattan Lal and B. A. Stewart. The book is published by CRC Press, 2014.
For more information, please visit the site: http://www.crcnetbase.com/isbn/9781466598591
isms | 20 December, 2014 14:00
Student Teams Win Ncell App Camp's Category Award 2014
A team of KU students led by Chandan Gupta, MS by Research student at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has won the Ncell App Camp category winner award 2014 under corporate solution category. The team comprises Amit Joshi from final year, Ashmit Bhattarai and Pratik Shrestha from 3rd year. The team presented their app named Opinio.
Opinio analyzes the sentiments and opinions of people and categorizes them into positive, negative and neutral comments. It gathers sentiment related to a product/service/business from around the web (social media, blogs and news portals). On the basis of these sentiments it adds on features like business benchmarking, in-depth analysis of sentiments and an aggregated overview over customer feedbacks. Business houses can benefit from this app by listening to their customers’feedback and suggestions. It also helps a business to pinpoint their own weakness and areas of improvements.
According to Chandan Gupta, Team Leader of SentiNep, the team will use the prize money in office setup and marketing their product. “Since we all are students, this cash prize makes it more convenient to take our business further,” he said. The team has expected to publish their app online within next three months.
Similarly, another team led by Rohit Man Amatya, MS by Researcher student at Department of Science and Engineering, has also bagged the Ncell App Camp category winner award 2014 under tourism solution category. Other team members include Rupak Raj Ghimire, Ujjwal Devkota, Shalil Awaley and Milan Thapa. The team presented their app named “Lipi, the Script.”
Lipi combines two technologies, respectively the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Machine Translation (MT), and provides translated text to images from English to Nepali and vice-versa. The application which currently uses Google Translate as its primary Machine Translation Application and Tesseract OCR at the back end is considered to be a useful application especially to the tourists coming to Nepal who do not understand the Nepali language.
“We are currently testing the application so as to enable its use offline as well without the need to connect to the internet,” said the Team Leader.
isms | 18 December, 2014 01:32
KUBIC Signs MoU with NEABC
15 December 2014
Kathmandu University Business Incubation Center (KUBIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nepal Engineering Association Business Center (NEABC) to mutually cooperate for the establishment of Incubation Centers/Business Centers. The MoU specifies the level of collaboration and locates the facilities shared between two parties. This agreement will serve as a liaison between two parties for further cooperation and mutual support. NEABC will share its office facilities with KUBIC candidates when required, whereas the incubation manager appointed at KUBIC will coordinate for and align with the NEABC activities.
The formal agreement was done by officially signing the MoU document by Prof. Dr. Panna Thapa, Chairperson, KUBIC, and Er. Dhurba Raj Thapa, Chairperson, NEA. The KUBIC steering committee members, Mr. Shashi Bhattarai, Mr. Arun Sharma and Ms. Supriya Koirala also participated in the program.
This MoU will support KUBIC candidates to network with various professionals working in the Engineering field.
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Delegates from Fudan University Visit KU
Kathmandu University welcomed six delegates from Fudan University, China on 15 December 2014 in its Central Premises, Dhulikhel.
Mr. Zhao Quanyu, Deputy Director, International Students Office; Ms. Wang Lei, Program Manager, International Students Office; Mr. Ying Jiangang, Professor and Associate Dean of School of Mathematical Sciences; Mr. Zhang Liang, Professor, School of Computer Science; Mr, Cao Bochao, Lecturer, Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science, and Mr. Gao Haifeng, Program Manager, Admission Office of Shanghai Medical College met the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha and the Registrar Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa and discussed the possible ways to strengthen the relationship between the two universities.
Six students who graduated from Kathmandu University High School (KUHS) have been studying Engineering at Fudan University with full scholarship. Meanwhile, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shrestha inquired about the performances of those students studying at Fudan University.
The delegates also discussed the avenues for extending their relationship beyond KUHS to the various Departments of KU.
isms | 16 December, 2014 04:49