Kathmandu University News

Special Guest Lecture at Kathmandu University

isms | 19 March, 2018 14:42

End-Semester Break closing notice of School of Engineering

isms | 19 March, 2018 14:36

Dr. Pyakurel Presented in World Social Forum, Brazil

editorial | 19 March, 2018 09:01

Dr. Uddhab Pyakurel, Assistant Professor at School of Arts, presented a paper titled "Nepal's Experience for Socio-Economic and Ecological Justice" in a conference on Community Experiences for Socio-Economic and Ecological Justice organized by Global University for Sustainability on 15 March 2018 at Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. 

Also speaking as a panelist, Dr. Pyakurel provided an overview of socio-economic and ecological situation of Nepal today and stated that ecological problem is being created in countries like Nepal not by themselves but by the intervention of the West. He argued that if the West realized the different value systems of the countries in the Global South, many problems being experienced in this part of the world would be resolved. He recommended that people living in Global South should not only overcome inferiority complex, but also assert for new evaluation criteria based on ground reality.

Other panelists were from Hong Kong, France, Brazil, India, Japan and China.

Dr. Pyakurel, who was in Brazil to attend a 5-day World Social Forum, also spoke as a commentator in various other sessions, such as Global Networks for Fareless Cities for Just Transition, Campaign for Basic Income for Cities, etc.



End-Semester Break closing notice of School of Science

isms | 18 March, 2018 13:50

Re-Notice for C.V. Raman Auditorium New roofing Quotation

isms | 16 March, 2018 15:51


Notice on the Use of Hiace Shuttle Service !!

isms | 16 March, 2018 15:36

 # Booking Link : http://elf.ku.edu.np/rms



School of Science: Notice for Interview of Faculty on Contract at Pharmacy

isms | 16 March, 2018 15:28

Following candidates who have applied for the position of Lecturer on Contract for a period of six months in the field of Pharmacy following an announcement made on February 18, 2018 by the Office of the Dean, School of Science, are SHORTLISTED FOR AN INTERVIEW as per the given details;


List of Candidates:

1.   Ankita Singh

2.   Ananda Koirala

3.   Durga Bista


Interview details:

Time: 9:30 hrs

Date: March 19, 2018 (Monday)

Venue: Room No. 201, Department of Pharmacy, Dhulikhel



School of Science


HMU to Operate Guidance and Counselling Cell

editorial | 16 March, 2018 06:42

The Humanities and Management Unit (HMU), School of Engineering, has initiated a Guidance and Counselling Cell at the main campus, Dhulikhel. The Cell is led by a full-time professional faculty Counsellor with support from a team of dedicated faculties and staffs representing various departments and programs of the University. 

The Cell will provide specialized guidance and counselling services in close collaboration with professionals in psychosocial well-being. 

HMU anticipates constant support and involvement of different departments and individuals in productive operation of the guidance and counselling services. 

For any communication on the related subject, please write to hmu@ku.edu.np .

Application Call for Fellowship to Wuhan University

isms | 15 March, 2018 15:29



Kathmandu University – World Bank Project

“Cooperation for Capacity Building Program on Education of Future Generation of Water Resources Development Professionals”


World Bank (WB) and Kathmandu University (KU) have signed an agreement to start a collaborative program entitled ‘Cooperation for Capacity Building Program on Education of Future Generation of Water Resources Development Professionals’.


Under this agreement one of the project activities is “Fellowship for Nepalese students to attend training and courses in international Universities”. The objective of this activity is to “Provide exposure and opportunity to work in international research labs and develop professional network.



Students and researchers from KU and TU will stay in Wuhan University for up to 60 days. The choice of the working group and laboratory will be made on the basis of relevant area of studies and availability of supervisors and research facility in Wuhan University.


Total Number of Fellowship: 10



Faculty in Engineering





Electrical and Electronics


Kathmandu University






Tribhuvan University







Subject Area:

The subject area of studies is applicable and not limited to following domains:

     Civil Engineering: Structures, Hydrology, Geology, Dams

     Mechanical Engineering: Design, Operation and Maintenance of Turbine, Sediment erosion

     Electrical: High Voltage, Power Transmission,

     Environmental Engineering: Environmental Impact Assessment


Eligible Criteria:

Students Pursuing Masters and PhD level at Kathmandu University and Tribhuvan University and not in stage of thesis writing. Female candidates are encouraged.


Duration of Fellowship:  Maximum 2 months starting from 15 April 2018


Full funding for participation in the Program, including international and domestic travel to and in China, visa fees, accommodation, tuition fees, and daily subsistence allowance will be provided to participants.

The Program does not cover health and travel insurance for the trip and duration of time in China, nor does it provide the costs of a health check if required for the visa application.


Application Process:

Eligible applicants should email to bst@ku.edu.np with;

1.       Copy of identity (preferably Passport)

2.       Motivation letter

3.       Recommendation letter from Research Supervisor

4.       Travel permission letter from Head of Department

5.       CV

6.       1000 words essay on ‘Challenges and Opportunities in Water Resource Development in Nepal’

Incomplete application will not be processed


Application Deadline: 22nd March 2018.

Short-listed applicants for interview will be notified by 27th March 2018 with the decision from selection committee.


For Application and Detailed Information;


1.       Dr. Biraj Singh Thapa, Project Leader (KU – World Bank Project)

Email: bst@ku.edu.np

2.       Mr. Suman Dhun Shrestha, Project Coordinator (KU-World Bank Project)

Email: sumandhun@ku.edu.np


*NOTE: The decision of selection committee will be final regarding the short-listing and final recipients. Selection will be made on the basis of relevant research and academic experience.



Postponed Interview Notice for Undergraduate Scholarship [2017]

isms | 15 March, 2018 15:26

School of Science - Call to Volunteer at SOPHEN's International Conference

isms | 15 March, 2018 10:48

Kathmandu University, School of Science (KUSOS) and Society of Public Health Engineers (SOPHEN) are going to agree upon a collaborative agreement through Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).  The purpose of this MoU is to establish understanding and agreement between SOPHEN and KUSOS to work together for the research activities related to sustainable management of water resource, health and sanitation. The main areas of collaboration to be addressed by this MoU are; 

 1. To work together in the research related to water, environment, health, sanitation and climate change.

 2. To work together for the dissemination of knowledge by organizing conference, symposium and workshops on various fields of mutual interest and benefits.

We are pleased to announce International Conference on Water, Environment, and Climate Change from 10-12 April 2018 in Hotel Yak and Yeti, Kathmandu, for which five Session Coordinators position is available to volunteer. This is an excellent opportunity to learn and get engaged with highly distinguished scientists presenting their papers at the conference. Those of you interested are informed to contact the undersigned immediately. Volunteer will receive free registration at the conference.

Prof. S. Sharma

Vacancy Announcement for Faculty Position, School of Science

isms | 15 March, 2018 08:59

Kathmandu University, School of Science


Kathmandu University (KU) is an autonomous, not-for-profit institution dedicated to maintain high standards of academic excellence. School of Science, based in Dhulikhel, invites application from dynamic and qualified candidates who are willing to take up professional challenges in academics, for a position on contract basis.




Total Number


Department of Environmental Science and Engineering

Full Time Lecturer on contract (Fixed Term)


Environmental Engineering- Lab and Instrumental Analysis

* Note: Contract period will be for 6 months (April-September) or a Semester. This period shall not be extended

Minimum Qualification Required:  Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering or other closely related Engineering discipline with specialization in Environmental Engineering. Experience in Lab and Instrumental Analysis shall be preferred.     

Requirements: Recent CV, copies of mark sheets and certificates of all academic degree qualifications/ transcripts, citizenship certificate, work and professional experience certificates (both existing and previous), and other credentials as applicable; Two recent PP size photographs should also be attached. The completed application form must be submitted with necessary documents to Kathmandu University, School of Science Office of the Dean, Dhulikhel, Kavre. Salary and benefits will be as per the rule of the University. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further selection process.

Please fill in the following application form and submit no later than 27 March 2018, 3:00 PM.

Download application form: [Click Here]

Dean, School of Science


Date: 15th March 2018


Interview Notice for Undergraduate Scholarship [2017]

isms | 14 March, 2018 15:30

Dr. Kharel Participated in a Symposium at Colombo, Sri Lank

isms | 13 March, 2018 09:31

Dr. Purusottam Kharel, Ast. Professor at Department of Computer Science and Engineering participated in "South Asia Regional Symposium on ICT Education" as a ICT in Education Consultant. Dr. Kharel presented "Distance Learning both Online and Offline Environment" in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 26 to 28 Feb. 2018. This Program was jointly organized by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and UNESCO's Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education.

Dr. Bista and Team published Research Papers

isms | 13 March, 2018 09:24

Dr. Bista, Ms. Karki, Mr. Aryal, and Mr. Ranjan Publish Research Papers


Dr. Rabindra Bista, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DoCSE), got three papers published in IEEE Xplore Digital Library as a part of SKIMA 2017 Proceedings. All the papers were presented in 11th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management & Applications (SKIMA 2017), 6-8 December, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka. These three research papers are based on the respective Master’s thesis of Ms. Sushama Karki, Mr. Sapan Aryal, and Awanish Ranjan who were supervised by Dr. Bista during their study in DoCSE.

Given below are the titles, authors’ names, and links of the published papers.



  1. A New Approach for Software Risk Estimation:  Rabindra Bista, Sushama Karki, and Deeyoranjan   Dongol  http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8294099
  2. Hybrid Approach to Java Virtual Machine Used in Wireless Sensor Networks:  Rabindra Bista and Sapan Aryal  http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8294097/
  3. A New Approach to Extract Meaningful Clinical Information From Medical Notes:  Rabindra Bista, and Awanish Ranjan  http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8294108





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