isms | 28 February, 2015 14:14
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Kathmandu University (KU) and University of California, Merced on February 26, 2015 in KU Premises, Dhulikhel.
The MoU was signed by Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha, Vice Chancellor of KU and Dr. Dorothy Leland, Chancellor of UC Merced and would be effective for five years from the date of signing.
The two institutions agreed to exchange faculty, staff and graduate students, engage in joint research projects, foster the exchange of academic publications and information and promote other academic activities.
US Embassy Press Release on MoU Signing between KU and UC Merced.
isms | 27 February, 2015 06:02
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Chure-Tarai Madhesh Conservation Development Board (Chure Board) and Kathmandu University on February 23, 2015 at the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation, Singhadurbar, Kathmandu.
The MoU was signed by Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha, Vice Chancellor of KU and Mr. Rameshore Prasad Khanal, Chairperson of Chure Board. The MoU would be effective for 5 years from the date of signing.
The official MoU signing ceremony was marked by the gracious presence of Hon. Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation, Mr. Mahesh Acharya, Secretary Mr. Sharad Chandra Paudel, Mr. Rameshore Prasad Khanal, Chairperson, Chure Board, Dean School of Science, KU, Associate Dean School of Engineering, KU, Chure Board members and representatives of Tribhuvan University.
Chure Board and KU together intend to work for developing cooperation in applied research in pursuit of forest conservation and improvement of livelihood practices in Chure, Bhawar and Tarai-Madhesh region. The two organizations would be participating in joint research and scientific activities and in the advancement of knowledge base in the future.
isms | 25 February, 2015 15:06
Dr. Rabindra Bista, Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DOCSE), presented a paper in the Second International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research in Engineering, Management, Pharmacy and Science (ICIREMPS 2K15) held during 19-22 February, 2015 at Sagar Society of Interdisciplinary Research & Technology, Bhopal, India.
The paper was based on a thesis carried out by Mr. Samyo Dev Yadav, a graduate student at DOCSE, under Dr. Bista’s supervision. The same was published in Mr. Deeyoranjan Dongol’s and Mr. Yadav’s authorships, with the title “Choosing an Appropriate Software Development Process Model.”
In his presentation, Dr. Bista highlighted scrum as an effective software process model for small- and medium-size software companies in Nepal.
Similarly, Mr. Nabin Raj Dahal, a graduate student at DOCSE, presented a paper in the same conference (ICIREMPS 2K15). The paper was based on a thesis carried out by Mr. Sambhu Prasad Khanal, a graduate student at DOCSE, under Dr. Bista’s supervision. The same was published in Dr. Bista’s and Mr. Khanal’s authorships, with the title “Fault Tolerance in Preserving Privacy and Assuring Integrity in Wireless Sensor Networks.”
In his presentation, Mr. Dahal highlighted reliable data collection with preserving privacy and protecting integrity in wireless sensor networks.
Among four hundred fifty nine (459) papers accepted in the conference, the paper entitled “Fault Tolerance in Preserving Privacy and Assuring Integrity in Wireless Sensor Networks” could make a place within only best nine (9) papers which were selected for journal publication in Journal of Engineering, Management & Pharmaceutical Sciences (JEMPS) (ISSN 0976-8416 Volume: 5 Issue: I Pages 6-13).
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Mr. Kafle Presents in IACLALS Conference
Mr. Hem Raj Kafle, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Humanities and Management Unit, School of Engineering, presented a research paper in an international conference organized in BITS-Pilani Goa, India, during 12-14 February 2015.
The three-day conference hosted by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, BITS-Goa, was an annual program of the Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (IACLALS). Scholars in English Studies from India and across the globe presented papers on diverse subjects related to this year’s theme “Space, Place, Travel, Displacement, Exile.”
Mr. Kafle’s paper, titled “Nepalese Diaspora: Understanding the Rhetoricity of Formative Discourses,” discussed different rhetorical aspects of Nepali diaspora’s identity politics, with special focus to the activities of Non-Resident Nepalis Association (NRNA) during the formative years following its inception in 2003.
isms | 20 February, 2015 07:25
Turbine Testing Lab (TTL) Publishes paper in Peer Reviewed Journals
The following research papers have been published from Turbine Testing Lab (TTL) in peer-reviewed journals:
N. Acharya, C. G. Kim, B. Thapa, Y. H. Lee, Numerical analysis and performance enhancement of a cross-flow hydro turbine, Renewable Energy,
A. Panthee, B. Thapa, H. P. Neopane, Quality control in welding repair of Pelton runner, Renewable Energy,
R. Koirala, S. Chitrakar, S. Regmi, M. Khadka, H.P. Neopane, B. Thapa, Analysis of Sediment Samples and Erosion Potential: A Case Study of Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project, Hydro Nepal, Volume 16, 2015
S. Chitrakar, M. Cervantes, B.S. Thapa, Fully Coupled FSI analysis of Francis turbines exposed to sediment erosion, International Journal of Fluid Machinery and Systems (IJFMS), Volume 4, Issue 7, 2014
isms | 18 February, 2015 10:02
Talk program on ICT in ELT through Language Lab organized at KU
18 February 2015
Humanities and Management Unit, School of Engineering organized a talk program on “ICT in ELT Through Language Lab” in Mini Auditorium on 18 February. The main speaker of the event was Dr. K.J. Vargheese, Associate Professor of English from Christ College, Kerela, India who presented about the importance of ICT in the modern day classroom. During the session, he also presented the probable dimensions on how ICT can transform various other teaching and learning methods besides language lab. The talk program was organized in collaboration with Orell Technosystems Pvt. Ltd., India.
Attendees of the talk program were senior faculties, Head of Departments, administrative staffs, ISMS team and students. The program was well appreciated by the participants as it was relevant in the application of ICT in various other disciplines besides ELT.
Dr. Vargheese and his team also visited the newly installed digital language lab in the Engineering Block 8.
isms | 18 February, 2015 09:58
‘Samayojan’ An Art Engineering Workshop Concluded
15th February, 2015
‘Samayojan 3’ - An Art Engineering Workshop concluded on 15 February at central campus which was organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering (SOE) in association with Center for Art and Design, School of Arts (SOA) and in coordination with Turbine Testing Lab (TTL) and Technical Training Center (TTC).
The third edition of the workshop was conducted from 9th to 15th February at Dhulikhel. The closing ceremony was organized on 15th February in the presence of Honorable Vice Chancellor of KU, Associate Deans of School of Engineering, Head of Departments and other KU staffs and faculties as the invitees.
With the main purpose of uniting the students of different departments and schools in order to bring interdisciplinary projects, the trend of Art Engineering began since 2012. This workshop was also focused on giving the newly admitted undergraduate students an exposure in their fields. It can also be taken as a sincere attempt to create an awareness of how the junks can be used to make something innovative and useful. There were 9 different groups in the workshop, including 50 students from School of Engineering and 17 students from School of Arts.
The program was anchored by Mr. Sailesh Chitrakar from TTL while welcome speech was delivered by Dr. Hari Prasad Neopane, HOD of Mechanical Engineering Department, which was followed by the project overview by Mr. Gopal Kalapremi Shrestha from School of Arts. A token of appreciation was provided to all the involved staffs and certificates were distributed to the students at the event. Prof. Dr. Bim Prasad Shrestha, Associate Dean of School of Engineering discussed about the need of interdisciplinary activities through collaboration with all the departments of the university. The formal session was ended with the closing remarks from the Honorable Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju.
The ArtEngineering exhibition where the students presented their product to the visitors was organized parallely with the formal closing session.. Here are some of the glimpses of the workshop, products and the closing program.
isms | 18 February, 2015 09:32
11th February, 2015 Wednesday (2071, Magh 28)
APPA of Nepal: Academic Partnership Project for Advanced Organic Farming in Nepal, a Collaborative research program of Chonbuk National University (CBNU), Kathmandu University (KU) and Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) officially launched on 11th February 2015 at Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel. Program was jointly launched by Korean Ambassador His Excellency Mr. Yong-Jin Choe and Registrar Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa by lighting the lamp. This collaborative project is one of the academic partnership programs between Nepal and Korea which is funded by KOICA (Korean International Cooperation Agency). The Korean partner CBNU will provide manpower and technology to enhance the educational and research capability of Kathmandu University in organic farming sector. During the program, significance of the collaborative KOICA research programs were highlighted by the Korean Ambassador His Excellency Mr. Yong-Jin choe, Registrar of KU Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, Prof. Byung-Taek Oh, Prof. Janardan Lamichhane and Director of NARC.
Program was attended by Korean Professors from CBNU, Associate Deans, Directors, Associate Directors, Head of departments, Coordinators and Professors of School of Science and School of Engineering from KU.
His Excellency Ambassador handed over the certificates to the newly selected M.S. by research students for the project. A Proposed building for the establishment of the research laboratory was jointly inaugurated by the Ambassador, Registrar of KU, Prof. Byung-Taek Oh and resident representative of KOICA on same day.
isms | 15 February, 2015 10:02
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isms | 13 February, 2015 05:32
Idea Studio Incubation Center, Nepal’s first innovative platform to turn promising ideas into practical business solutions to the social problems faced in local communities, was handed over to the School by UNICEF at an official ceremony attended by the University and UNICEF officials, private sector leaders, media and civil society.
Idea Studio, an initiative of UNICEF, was launched last year in partnership with Kathmandu University, Childreach Nepal and Meeting Point. Located at the premises of the School, the Idea Studio Incubation Center brings together social innovators and experts from the academia, private, technical and development sectors to work on transforming raw ideas into socially conscious business ventures.
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