Kathmandu University News

Research Opportunity at DESE

isms | 27 May, 2015 08:20

Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (DESE) is looking for 2-4 environmental science or engineering (Bachelor running 3rd or 4th year/ MSc. 1st or 2nd year) students interested in waste/water treatment research. The research involves digestion of human excreta in  batch reactors at different temperatures. The research will be carried out in the lab of DESE, Dhulikhel, and the research student will be responsible for regular maintaining of the reactors, analysis of samples like TS/VS, Methane gas, temperature, pH, Hyacinth eggs through DNA extraction kit,  Alkalinity, Volatile fatty acids etc. 

 

The research student will get analysis training and scholarship for final year project work/thesis. Those interested are requested to send letter of interest (before 1 June 2015) to:

 

Dr. Bed Mani Dahal

Associate Professor, DESE

Email: bedmani@ku.edu.np

Training Opportunities in India

isms | 27 May, 2015 04:34

The University invites applications for some training opportunities in India. Interested non-teaching staffs who meet the eligibility criteria can apply with testimonials (SLC to Last Degree), English proficiency certificate and other related documents to Human Resource and General Services Section (HRGS) by 15 July  2015. Please see   THIS DOCUMENT  for detailed information on the training programs.

Those who want to apply for the July program are requested to submit the application by 5 June 2015.

 

THE HR DIVISION RESERVES THE RIGHT FOR THE SELECTION OF CANDIDATES.

 

For details contact:

Human Resource and General Service Section (HRGS)

Kathmandu University

 

KU Receives a Grant of Approximately NRs 45 Million

editorial | 26 May, 2015 08:49

A project agreement has been signed between Kathmandu University (KU) and Chure-Tarai Madhesh Conservation Development Board, Nepal, on 25 May 2015 at KU, Dhulikhel. The agreement was signed by Prof. Dr. Mohan B. Gewali, Dean of School of Science, KU, and Mr. Bharat P. Pudasaini, Member Secretary of the Development Board.

The agreement provides KU a grant of approximately 45 million to KU for the conservation and economic development of Churia region of Nepal. The grant will be utilized to explore the status of bamboo diversity in the region and restore bamboo species in their natural habitat. Similarly, degraded land will be restored through the cultivation of Paulownia and bamboos. It has been aimed that communities in the region will be strengthened through commercial use of Paulownia and bamboo-based products. Ultimately, market linkages for community products from Paulownia and bamboo will be established in Nepal and abroad. 

The signing took place amid a gathering of important personalities from KU and the Development Board. Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha, Vice Chancellor; Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, Registrar; Prof. Dr. Sanjay Nath Khanal, Controller of Examinations; Prof. Dr. Deepak P. Subedi, Prof. Dr. Ramesh K. Maskey, Prof. Dr. Bim P. Shrestha, Dr. Bal C. Luitel, Associate Deans; Prof. Dr. Tika B. Karki, Prof. Dr. Jyoti Upadhyaya, Dr. Rajani Shakya, Prof. Dr. Janardan Lamichhane, Dr. Dhurva Gauchan and Dr. Nirajan Bhusal attended the program on behalf of KU. Mr. Rameshwor Khanal, Chairperson; Dr. Nagendra P. Yadav and Mr. Phurpa Tamang, Members; Mr. Prem Paudel, Section Chief (Under Secretary) for Research, Science and Technology Development, and some administrative staffs represented the Development Board.

 

 

MoU with Malsteser International, e.V., Germany

isms | 25 May, 2015 06:06

KU Student Welfare Directorate (SWD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Malteser International e.V. (Malteser Int’l), Germany, on 22 May 2015 (8 Jyestha 2072) at the Central Campus, Dhulikhel.

The MoU was signed by Prof. Dr. Kanhaiya Jha, the Director of SWD and Mr. Arno Coerver, the team leader Emergency Response Nepal from Malteser Int’l. Dr. Dhurva Gauchan and Mr. Diwakar Bista, Associate Directors from SWD, and Mr. Bijay Shrestha the project coordinator  of Malteser Int’l, were also present on this occasion.

The Understanding will be focused to providing storage facilities for relief items and the distribution of relief by Malteser Int’l to the victims of earthquake in Kavre and Sindhupalchwok districts, in which KU students will contribute as volunteers.

The MoU will remain effective from 4 May to 24 July 2015.

 

Notice about Leave Utilization

editorial | 13 May, 2015 23:50

राष्ट्रिय विपत्तिको असामान्य स्थितिमा १४ मे २०१५ देखि १ महिना वर्षे बिदा हुने सूचना जारी भैसकेको सन्दर्भमा विश्‍वविद्यालयले दिएको सेवा शर्तमा घर बिदा उपभोग गरिरहनुभएका विभागीय प्रमुख, कोअर्डिनेटर, वार्डेन एवं कर्मचारीहरूमध्ये कसैले यो वर्ष २०७२ सालमा आफूले पाउने घरबिदाको सट्टा यो ३० दिन बिदा लिन चाहेमा आ-आफ्नो प्रमुखबाट स्वीकृत गराई बिदा बस्न सकिने विशेष व्यवश्था गरिएको ब्यहोरा सम्पूर्ण शिक्षक तथा कर्मचारीहरूलाई जानकारी गराइन्छ ।

 

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रजिष्ट्रार

 

Urgent Notice on Summer Break

editorial | 13 May, 2015 07:25

राष्‍ट्रिय विपत्तिको यो घडीमा संभावित भूकम्पीय पराकम्पनलाई मध्यनजर गर्दै विश्‍वविद्यालयको मौजुदा Academic Calendar लाई पछि reschedule गर्ने गरी  14 May 2015 देखि 13 June 2015 सम्म वर्षे बिदा दिइने निर्णय भएको व्यहोरा जानकारी गराइन्छ ।

वर्षे बिदा पछि शुरु हुने पठनपाठनको आवश्यक पूर्व तयारी गर्न एवं भौतिक संरचनाहरूको पुनर्निर्माण एवं वैकल्पिक व्यवस्थामा जुट्न सम्पूर्ण पदाधिकारी र कर्मचारीहरूलाई विशेष अनुरोध गरिन्छ ।

 

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रजिष्‍ट्रार

Idea Call for Post-Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction

isms | 08 May, 2015 05:51

Kathmandu University Business Incubation Center (KUBIC) expresses grief for the national Earthquake disaster of 25 April 2015. There is no way to remunerate the lives we have lost, but we can surely prepare to restore an earthquake-damaged community to serve towards national development. KUBIC has been supporting several innovative ideas until now, and is optimistic to contribute in this difficult time by encouraging hopes from aspiring entrepreneurs.

KUBIC invites business ideas to encourage the students/researchers/faculties/graduates from Kathmandu University to take up entrepreneurship as an alternative to offer service for EQ relief activities. KUBIC is inviting all ideas specific to Post-Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction work. The main objective of this idea call is to

  • Help access expertise and other resources which will expand the options for rehabilitation and normalize the community livelihood
  • Strengthen local entrepreneurship by identifying available opportunities and skills from KU

The fundamental focus of this effort is to facilitate entrepreneurship-centered, community driven rehabilitation and development processes for EQ sufferers/victims. The idea should also consider to include EQ-affected area/community as equal partners in the rehabilitation.

The idea should mainly incorporate following subjects:

  1. Rehabilitation and reconstruction of urban and rural houses (land use options, urban/rural planning and design etc.)
  2.  Health and sanitation

To submit your idea, click on the link below, fill out the form and send us: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1a50rHx79IpaggJYJLl41Vh42b8HeSPL5m3vNXhi-79w/viewform

Deadline for idea submission: 24 May, 2015.

Selected ideas will be requested for further discussion and arrangements according to the rules of KUBIC.

 

For any confusion/query contact us on

bic@ku.edu.np

Kathmandu University

Dhulikhel, Kavre

 

 

Notice for Faculty and Staffs

isms | 08 May, 2015 03:34

Review Meeting Held

editorial | 07 May, 2015 06:39

A post-disaster review meeting of KU office bearers led by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha and Registrar Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa  was held on 1 May 2015 in KUSOM complex. 

According to Prof. Shrestha, the University is working to save lives of affected people who have been rescued and brought to Dhulikhel Hospital KU Hospital. We are treating them, taking their care and catering to their basic needs in rehabilitation, said Prof. Shrestha. He also highlighted the need to to work towards their settlement. This, naturally, would come side by side with resuming the University's academic activities as early as possible.

Prof. Thapa briefed about the activities of different units in KU. Emphasizing on working collaboratively, he stated that KU has been doing these activities to accomplish social responsibility. Among others, he also provided example of the invovlement of KUTechnical Training Centre, which has been building toilets and beds. The Centre has aimed to construct 100 shelters for the victims, some of which will be provided to the families of staffs and facutlies whose residences have been completely damaged by the earthquake.

Prof. Dr. Ramesh Kumar Maskey, Associate Dean, SoE, and Dr. Prachanda Man Pradhan, along with other members of Inspection and Reporting of Structural Damages presented initial findings of building inspection. The preliminary report showed that most of the infrastructures are structurally safe but are in need of repair and maintenance. A final report of the study will be presented in the next review meeting.

Prof. Dr. Kanhaiya Jha, Director of Student Welfare, informed how the Student Welfare Directorate manged students in Central Campus during the first 72 hours of panic and confusion. According to him, the students who were in festive mood of impending sports week had to be redirected to relief activities and that it was somehow a tough job.

The meeting also discussed the possibility of resuming classes as early as possible. However, a decision on when and how to start academic programs in a full-fledged way, which every office-bearer agreed, could be reached after a detailed plan of action on repair, maintenance and relocation after the recommendation of the damage assessment team. Meanwhile, the University offices would remain open and relief activities continued with the involvement of more and more staffs and students.

Fee Clearance Date Extended: Undergraduate

isms | 07 May, 2015 06:37

DoEEE Notice about Resuming Regular Classes

editorial | 07 May, 2015 04:50

 

The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (DoEEE) is working hard to get back to normal in the difficult situation caused by the April 25 earthquake.

This is to notify all DoEEE Undergraduate students that the regular classes will resume from 15 May 2015, Friday.

Final year students are requested to use this time for relief activities, which can be documented and credited equivalent to internship. However, the evaluation will be based on the depth of work done by individual students during 25 April to 14 May 2015.

All other DoEEE students are requested to participate in different relief activities from their side before May 15.

 

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Head of Department

Dated: 7 May 2015

Volunteer Updates

editorial | 06 May, 2015 05:35

The Communication Desk has started a blog to document and bring to notice all relief activities by KU, inlcuding volunteering by students of different Schools and programs.

Please visit kuvolunteers.blogspot.com and send any updates from your School/Department to editorial.isms@ku.edu.np.

Also, visit http://www.dhulikhelhospital.org/ for the updates by Dhulikhel Hospital.

Notice of SOED

isms | 05 May, 2015 07:07

KU School of Education (SOED) is trying to resume the classes as early as possible. The joint meeting of SOED and SOA staff and faculty on 30 April 2015 decided that we shall postpone classes until the 10th of May and keeping the Schools' Administration open on working days. Subsequently, the meeting with VC and Registrar on 1 May 2015 has given us a quick overview of the status of buildings in Hattiban. We are looking for places to run the classes. We hope to make necessary arrangements by the middle of this week and send notices out to all students about the date of the resumption of classes.  
 
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