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UGC-FBF Scholarship Application Notice

isms | 26 January, 2018 14:27

UGC-FBF Scholarship Application Notice

Master Students of Department of Environmental science and Engineering

School of Science


26 January 2018


This is to notify students enrolled in Master Programs of Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (DESE), School of Science in 2017/18 academic session that needy and meritorious students may apply for financial support under UGC Formula Based Funding (FBF) Scheme by duly filling the application form and submitting required documents.


Application submission deadline is 12 February 2017.


Selected applicants will be recommended for FBF scholarship to UGC. Scholarship will be confirmed only after approval of UGC and fund transfer from UGC to KU for the purpose.


 # Click Here to Download application form .



Vacancy Announcement for the position Field Assistant and Plant tissue Culturist

isms | 26 January, 2018 10:09

Vacancy Announcement for the position of Field Assistant and Plant tissue Culturist in President Chure Tarai-Madhesh Conservation Project

Chure project, School of Science, Kathmandu University invites application from dynamic and qualified candidates who are willing to take up challenges, for the following position on contract basis for Research project:


Work Station

Job Title

Total Number

Subject Area

Field Based

(Udayapur, Dhanusa, Saptari, Siraha, Sindhuli, Sarlahi and Mahottari)

Field Assistant


Biotechnology and Environment Science

Lab Based

(Micropropagation of Plant in Plant tissue culture labratory)

Plant tissue culturist


Biotechnology, Botany


Type               :           Contract (Non-Permanent)

Duration         :           1 year

Job Responsibilities of Field Assistant:

·         Visit project sites and prepare the progress report in timely basis.

·         Deal with queries from the communities from the study sites.

·         Maintain project activities report diary manually & electronically.

·         Execute all the field related activity.

Job Responsibilities of Tissue Culturist:

·         Micro-propagation of Plant.

·         Data collection and comparative growth analysis.

·         Green house work.

·         Data collection and Interpretation.

·         Report preparation.


Job Requirement:

·         Bachelor’s degree preferably masters from a recognized university (preferred area: Science (Biotechnology, Botany, Environmental Sciences)

·         Ability to use computer programs (word, excel, database) and typing in English and Nepali

·         Good command in English and Nepali ( both Written and spoken)

·         Experience in secretarial functions.

·         Demonstrated ability to work independently.

·         Ability to handle multiple tasks.

Interested applicants in the above mentioned position are requested to fill the application form along with their Curriculum Vitae, 1 passport size photograph and attested testimonials with a copy of citizenship to the following address by February 7, 2018.


The appointment will be done in accordance with the MOU signed between Kathmandu University and President Chure Tarai-Madhesh Conservation Development Committee.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for recruitment process.


For more details, please contact:

Plant Tissue culture Laboratory
Department of Biotechnology
GPO: 6250, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel no: (011) 661399 ext 1120
Email:  kuchureproject@gmail.com
Mobile Number: 9801370079 (Mr. Anil Upreti)


Dr. Pandey published in Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology

isms | 26 January, 2018 10:06

Dr. Bishnu Prasad Pandey, Assistant Professor at Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, and his research scholars Rupak Thapa and Anil Upreti got an article entitled, Chemical profiling and biological activity analysis of cone, bark and needle of Pinus roxburghii collected from Nepal,”  published in Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology, a peer-reviewed international journal.


The research article studies the biological activities of cone, bark and needle, of Pinus roxburghii and its chemical constituents.


The article can be cited as:

Thapa R, Upreti A, Pandey BP. Chemical profiling and biological activity analysis of cone, bark and needle of Pinus roxburghii collected from Nepal. J Intercult Ethnopharmacol. 2018; 7(1): 66-75    doi: 10.5455/jice.20171013045424



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