Kathmandu University News

Kathmandu University wins LOCUS 2013 Open Software Competition

isms | 09 July, 2013 04:42

A group of four students from Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kathmandu University have won Open Software Competition in Locus 2013(http://locus.com.np/). Aawesh Man Shrestha, Anil Rai, Ayam Pokhrel and Kripesh Shiwakoti of third year second semester student took their Mini-project “KTM Taxi Meter”- an Android Application of the Embedded System course in the competition organized by Pulchok Campus, Kathmandu Nepal.

Student presents their project “KTM Taxi Meter” with the slogan of “Kathmandu University linking society and technology”. The project is all about controlling the impunities Taxi fair existing in the society. The concept is simple as app loads the map in mobile phone, traces the path travelled in the Taxi and calculates the distance and the cost.

“In the recent news, it was found that 20.8% of total taxis were found guilty of cheating passengers in the last four months and most of them were charged in meter tampering. The fine is up to Rs. 5000 but still it has not been able to impact properly. So, if we could give the control in the hands of the passengers then we could prevent a huge mass being cheated by the fraudulent drivers.” says Aawesh, a member of the group.

According to them, the application will soon be available in Google Play. The project was supervised by Prakash Poudyal, Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Small documentary is presented in youtube in the following link:

  

Samrat Upadhyay and Media Students: An interaction

isms | 06 July, 2013 15:12

An interaction program on creative writing was held at the Mini-auditorium of Kathmandu University on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Samrat Upadhyay, A Nepalese writer who writes in English was the focus of the program. Samrat visited Kathmandu University with his two graduate students from Indiana University, Trevor Mackesey and John Thomas Howard (JT) who have also embraced writing in their career path.

   

Being the part of the regular program of Department of Languages and Mass Communication, the session was chaired by Prof. Jangab Chauhan (HoD). The department offers courses of Creative Writing in Nepali and English as part of their curriculum for Bachelor of Media Studies students. Kashiraj Pandey, Asst. Professor in the department commenced the program at 10.30 am with a short introduction of the speakers. The program got its shape after Samrat, Trevor, and JT started to share their experience on how they came to the field of writing, leaving their previous vocations. They highlighted the importance of writing in our daily lives.

Samrat’s analogy of any writer’s first impulse as seed for a plant and repeated revisions of writing as the process of blossoming a flower was well celebrated by the participating students and professors. As our emotions can change, writings also get modified according to the need of time, space, audience, and the circumstances. As language is itself a magic, the context and “how the words are chosen and placed is equally important in a good writing”, shared Samrat.

Students from Media Studies and faculty members actively participated in the Question-Answer session too. The program that continued for 2 hours was thus encouraging to all aspiring writers as all the speakers confirmed that our background and way of involvement in the society work as the driving force in what we create through writing.

Press Release of 64 Senate Meeting

isms | 05 July, 2013 11:49

प्रेस विज्ञप्ती
केयूको बजेट २ अर्ब ६५ करोड ७० लाख रुपियाँ , स्कुल अफ ल र महात्मा गान्धी अध्ययन केन्द्र थपिने

काठमाडौँ, २१ असार २०७० 
मन्त्रिपरिषद्का सम्माननीय अध्यक्ष तथा काठमाडौँ विश्वविद्यालयका कुलपति श्री खिलराज रेग्मीको अध्यक्षतामा आज विश्वविद्यालय सभाको ६४ औँ बैठक सम्पन्न भयो । बैठकमा माननीय शिक्षामन्त्री तथा सहकुलपति श्री माधवप्रसाद पौडेलको पनि समुपस्थिति रहेको थियो । 
आजको बैठकमा उपकुलपति प्रा. डा. रामकण्ठ माकजू श्रेष्ठले स्वागत मन्तव्य व्यक्त गर्दै विश्वविद्यालयको सातौँ स्कुलका रूपमा स्कुल अफ ल बनाउन लागिएको, जियोमेटिक इन्जिनियरिङ विषयमा स्नातकोत्तर कार्यक्रम पनि सञ्चालन गर्न लागिएको र महात्मा गान्धी अध्ययन केन्द्रको पनि स्थापना गर्न लागिएको जानकारी दिनुभयो । उहाँले काठमाडौँ विश्वविद्यालयको अबको गन्तव्य अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय स्तरको ‘सेन्टर अफ एक्सिलेन्स’ हुनेछ भन्दै विश्वविद्यालयको दुई दशकको अनुभव, अर्को पुस्तामा स्थापित भएको नेतृत्व र मेडिकल शिक्षामा भएको व्यापक विस्तारका सन्दर्भमा विश्वविद्यालयको संरचनागत परिवर्तनका लागि ऐनमा केही संशोधन आवश्यक भएको बताउनुभयो । 
बैठकमा नवनियुक्त रजिस्ट्रार प्रा. डा. भोला थापाले आर्थिक वर्ष २०७०–७१ मा विश्वविद्यालयले गर्न लागेका कार्यक्रमहरू प्रस्तुत गर्दै अनुमानित आय–व्यय विवरण पनि प्रस्तुत गर्नुभयो । उहाँले काठमाडौँ विश्वविद्यालयलाई विद्यार्थी मैत्री बनाउने क्रममा यसै आर्थिक वर्षभित्र आवास र खेलकुद सुविधामा विस्तार गर्ने, नयाँ हातामा रहेको घरजग्गाको थप विकास तथा निर्माणकार्य गर्ने, अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय स्तरको स्पोर्टस कम्प्लेक्स निर्माण गर्ने, स्विमिङ पुल बनाउने, पोखरीलाई विस्तार गर्ने, सरस्वतीको मन्दिर बनाउने, बहुउद्देश्यीय हल बनाउने आदि कामहरू गरिने जानकारी गराउनुभयो । 
बैठकले विद्यार्थी मैत्री नीतिलाई सर्वोपरि मानेर आगामी आर्थिक वर्षका लागि प्रस्तुत गरिएको कूल २ अर्ब ६५ करोड ७० लाख रुपियाँको बजेट पारित गरेको छ । त्यसअनुसार आयतर्फ कूल २ अर्ब ४४ करोड ९३ लाख रुपियाँ र व्ययतर्फ कूल २ अर्ब ६५ करोड ७० लाख रुपियाँ अनुमान गरिएको छ । उक्त रकममध्ये स्वास्थ्यविज्ञान कार्यक्रमतर्फ १ अर्ब ६९ करोड ६० लाख रुपियाँ आय र १ अर्ब ७२ करोड २४ लाख रुपियाँ व्यय हुने अनुमान गरिएको छ भने बाँकी कार्यक्रमतर्फ ७५ करोड ३३ लाख रुपियाँ आय र ९३ करोड ४५ लाख रुपियाँ व्यय हुने अनुमान गरिएको छ । कूल आय र कूल व्ययबीचको न्यून रकम २० करोड ७७ लाख रुपियाँ अघिल्ला वर्षहरूमा जम्मा भएको जगेडा कोषबाट पूर्ति गर्ने लक्ष्य राखिएको छ । 
बैठकले विश्वविद्यालय सभाको शिक्षक प्रतिनिधिका रूपमा असिस्टेन्ट प्रोफेसर श्रीमती ज्योति रेग्मी अधिकारीलाई, कार्यकारी परिषद्को शिक्षक प्रतिनिधिका रूपमा प्रा. डा. सञ्जयनाथ खनाललाई र प्राज्ञिक परिषद्को रिक्त सदस्य पदमा प्रा. डा. रमेशप्रसाद सिंहलाई मनोनयन गर्ने निर्णय गरेको छ । 

बैठकमा मन्त्रिपरिषद्का सम्माननीय अध्यक्ष तथा विश्वविद्यालयका कुलपति श्री खिलराज रेग्मीले निर्देशन दिँदै भन्नुभयो — “काठमाडौँ विश्वविद्यालय आफ्नै स्रोत परिचालन गरेर लक्ष्यअनुरूप अघि बढ्न सफल भइरहेको छ । यसले कानुन विषय थप गर्न लागेकोमा मलाई खुसी लागेको छ । नेपालको कानुनी व्यवस्थालाई माथि उठाउनमा अब यस विश्वविद्यालयले ठूलो भूमिका खेल्ने कुरामा मलाई विश्वास छ । यो संस्था विद्यार्थी मैत्री हुँदैछ । यसबाट संस्था दिगो बन्ने कुरामा म विश्वस्त छु । विद्यार्थीको भावनाअनुसार विश्वविद्यालयलाई सहज र अनुकूल बनाउने प्रयास हामीले गर्नुपर्छ । यस संस्थाले नेपाल सरकारसँग माग गरेका कुरामा सरकार सकारात्मक छ र सल्लाह गरेर हामी सहयोग गर्नेछौँ । यस संस्थालाई ‘सेन्टर अफ एक्सिलेन्स’ बनाउन पनि सरकारले सहयोग गर्नेछ ।”
— हरि मञ्जुश्री
सञ्चार संयोजक ः काठमाडौँ विश्वविद्यालय

Application Call for Expert II 3rd for Staff Applicants category.

isms | 05 July, 2013 08:47

Application call is announced for EXPERTS II 3d under Erasmus Mondus Action 2 program. The call is open for Staff applicants category only. 

The deadline for the applications is Friday,30 August 2013.

Link to the website information: http://www.expertsasia.eu/index.asp?p=1401&a=1401

Link to the application form – registration form: http://www.expertsasia.eu/regis.asp?frm=1013 

For any questions write to Prof. Dr. Sanjay Khanal at <<sanjay@ku.edu.np>>

Admission Open for the Certificate in Nursing Program

isms | 05 July, 2013 08:06

KATHMANDU UNIVERSITY

School of Medical Sciences

Dhulikhel Medical Institute

Dhulikhel Hospital, Dhulikhel Kavre 

Applications are invited for the Certificate in Nursing Program for Academic Year: August 2013 from eligible candidates.

 

Eligibility for Admission:

1.      SLC- Minimum second division with Math, Science, and English or equivalent degree

2.      Pass in Entrance Examination and followed by Interview

 

Application Form Submission Process and Deadline

 

The applicant must download the application form from www.dhulikhelhospital.org and completed application form along with the photocopies of the mark sheet and character certificate of S.L.C, citizenship certificate and  bank voucher worth NRs.500/- (non-refundable) of  Nepal Investment Bank, deposited in the name of KUSMS Saving Account Number: 005030017934 (cash is not acceptable) submit to the Dean's office, School of Medical Sciences, Dhulikhel Hospital, Dhulikhel during office days from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM on or before July 19, 2013. Deposit can be made through any branches of Nepal Investment Bank.

 

Entrance Test: Date, Time and Venue

Entrance Test: July 28, 2013 Sunday

Time:  as indicated in the Admit Card

Venue: Kathmandu University, School of Medical Sciences, Pre Clinical Science Complex, Chaukot, Kavre (3 km ahead from Dhulikhel Hospital along with Sindhuli Bardibas Highway).

 

Total Seat Available: 40

 Download the Application Form [click here]

Selection will be according to regional & merit basis.

 

Associate Dean-C.P.

School of Medical Sciences, KU

Graduation Ceremony 2013 Of MEEPE-EnPe Fellowship Program

isms | 03 July, 2013 09:07

Graduation Ceremony 2013

Of

 MEEPE-EnPe Fellowship Program

 

The students of Masters of Engineering in Electrical Power Engineering (batch 2011-13) under Energy and Petroleum (EnPe) Fellowship Program received their Provisional Certificate of Degree in the Fifth Graduation Ceremony organized by Kathmandu University (KU) on 2nd July 2013 at the C.V. Raman Auditorium, KU. Vice Chancellor of KU, Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha, awarded the degrees to the students. On his congratulatory speech, he wished the graduating students a very successful future. He inspired to utilize their knowledge for the welfare of the community and gave guidance to the School of Engineering to bring out further more success stories. On this auspicious occasion, Founder Vice Chancellor of KU, Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma was the Chief Guest. Along with his recollections from KU-NTNU-NORAD cooperation, Prof. Sharma appreciated the significant contributions NTNU and NORAD had made for KU. He congratulated the graduating students and wished them bright future. Besides that, he also distributed momentos to the key contributors of MEEPE program. On this felicitation program, Mr. Brijesh Adhikary, the MEEPE program coordinator, briefed the short history and the future course of MEEPE program. Dr. Rita Kumar, Institutional Contact Person (ICP) from NTNU, congratulated and inspired the graduates. She highlighted on the success of KU – NTNU collaboration and the mutual benefits garnered by both the institutions. Mr. Halsten Aastebol, Senior Engineer and program coordinator from NTNU also expressed his satisfaction on the success of MEEPE and commitment of KU to continue it. Mr. Hitendra Dev Shakya, one of the distinguished alumni of MEEPE program, currently working as the Director at Nepal Electricity Authority shared his experiences as a student at KU and vowed his support for the success of the program in the future too. Finally, Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, the registrar of KU expressed his gratitude to every stakeholder bringing MEEPE program to its success and concluded his valedictory notes with commitment for enhancing the quality of education and research capability of KU.

 

In this program, Founder Registrar Prof. Dr. Sitaram Adhikary, KU dignitaries, Deans, Directors, Heads and Coordinators of various Departments, alumni, faculty, staff members of KU, MEEPE graduates and their families were also present. Asst. Prof. Diwakar Bhujel was the Master of Ceremony for this ceremony.

 

The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering has also made recently a call for admission for its new cohort 2013-2015. Asst. Prof. Diwakar Bhujel has been appointed the new program coordinator for the new cohort.

Details can be obtained from the following link.

http://ku.edu.np/ee/index.php/programs/meepe.html

Swimming Pool at Principal Campus, Dhulikhel

isms | 01 July, 2013 10:06

KU-Centre for Educational Design (CED) has demonstrated some drawing layout of Swimming Pool at the principal campus, Dhulikhel. The ground breaking ceremony has held on Wednesday 12 June, 2013. KU has been moving ahead with the motto of becoming student friendly university for its internationalization process. As per KU master plan, the pool will be an extra asset for attracting students at the University. Nepal Army personnel will cooperate for lands management of the area. It is expected to complete the construction of the pool within this year.

 

 

Interaction with Professor Dr. Lubmic Bic from University of California Irvine, USA

isms | 01 July, 2013 08:50

Professor Dr. Lubomic Bic from University of California Irvine, USA, visited Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kathmandu University on June 25, 2013. Professor also delivered a guest lecture on “Self-migrating Computation”. Graduate students from Master of Engineering and Master of Technology including faculty members attended his lecture. Before presentation, he also had a discussion with faculty members of DoCSE regarding the research activities at DoCSE.

Interaction with Vicki Caravias, blended learning expert from Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia

isms | 01 July, 2013 08:29

Vicki Caravias, blended learning expert from Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia presented on “E-learning system, its opportunity and challenges and strategic plan: A case study of Swinburne University” in Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DoCSE) on June 27, 2013.

After presentation, there was an interaction with faculties for possible collaboration on mutual interest areas. Vicki has also shown interest to contribute in the E-learning center during her visit to Nepal in coming days.

 

 

Profile:

Vicki Caravias has several years experience developing and transforming printed learning materials into eLearning resources. From 2002 through to 2012, Vicki Caravias has been an eLearning Coordinator for both Swinburne College and TAFE School of Engineering. 

 

 

Scholarship notice of Geomatics Engineering program for admission 2013

isms | 01 July, 2013 07:08

Invitation to attend a Talk Program

isms | 01 July, 2013 01:22

Dear Respected Sir/Madam,

 

I would like to request you for your presence in the following program related to

'Nepali Bhashako Bikashkram' delivered by Prof. Mohan Prasad Khanal.

 

Prof. Khanal is a prominent scholar, researcher, writer and archaeologist and his latest creation 'Nepali Bhashako Hazar Barsha' is a well written book to understand the evolution of Nepali language.

 

Dr. Tara Nath Sharma, a well known literary figure and prominent scholar will also present as a special guest in the program. He will also deliver some special remarks on the topic.

 

 

Venue : C. V. Raman Auditorium

            K. U. Central Office, Dhulikhel

Date : Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Time : 13:45 - 15:30 pm

 

Hari Manjushree

His Excellency Jayant Prasad Visited School of Arts

isms | 30 June, 2013 08:42

His Excellency Jayant Prasad, Ambassador of India to Nepal, paid a gracious visit to Kathmandu University, School of Arts, Hattiban, Lalitpur on 26 June 2013 to observe the site and discuss with the KU officials about proposed Mahatma Gandhi Studies Centre at KU.

Prof. Dr. Jangab Chauhan, Acting Dean and Head of Department of Languages and Mass Communication, School of Arts, welcomed the Ambassador and highlighted on the purpose of His Excellency's visit.

 

 

Addressing the program, Vice Chancellor of KU Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha said that it would be the happiest moment for him when the Centre will come up with its full function. He assured that KU is committed to provide quality education and the proposed Gandhi Centre would be the Centre of Excellence in this regard. He anticipated that the Embassy will fix time frame for searching human and other resources.

Responding to the proposal, His Excellency Jayant Prasad expressed gratitude for the initiation taken by the University. His Excellency also appreciated satisfaction over KU's commitments, promising faculties and available resources. Adding further, he expressed his eagerness to see the Centre at KU disseminating the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi to the global community.

Mr. Daman Nath Dhungana, Chairman of Board of Trustees of KU explained the significance of Gandhi's thoughts in social, cultural and political context. He added that the University will be indebted to the Government of India particularly the Indian Embassy of Kathmandu for supporting the Centre in the name of the 'Global Icon of Peace- Mahatma Gandhi'.

Founder Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma recalled earlier days when KU was launching several programs associated with the Lord Buddha and the Confucius of China.  He said, "Now, this is the high time to establish Mahatma Gandhi Studies Centre at KU where people can get opportunity to study about the great Leader of Peace in the world". Dr. Sharma expressed his trust that the opening of the centre would be a serious beginning.

Mr. Lochan Rijal played Sarangi to honour His Excellency, Mr. Hemraj Kafle presented introductory information about the School of Arts, Dr. Megh Raj Dangal extended vote of thanks and Ms. Ekku Maya Pun conducted the program.

The program was attended by KU officials, faculty members,  Mr. Piyush Srivastav and other distinguished guests from the Indian Embassy.

Admission open for Undergraduate Programs in School of Science and School of Engineering 2013

isms | 28 June, 2013 03:51

 

    Click here for Online application process

Admission announcement for Bachelor in Media Studies

isms | 27 June, 2013 11:14

KATHMANDU  UNIVERSITY

School of Arts

Department of Languages & Mass Communication
Admission  announcement for
Bachelor in Media Studies 
 
The program is conducted at School of Arts, Kathmandu University, Hattiban, Lalitpur. 
Duration: 4 years
Eligibility: 10+2 or equivalent degree in any discipline from a recognized institution with at least second division (45%) marks.

 

Application form, admission brochure and sample questions can be obtained after 7 July 2013 from School of Arts, Kathmandu University, Hattiban, Lalitpur (between 10 am to 3pm on working days), with a payment of Rs. 1000.00 (non-refundable). Application form can also be downloaded from http://www.ku.edu.np/media/admissionform

 

Last Day for Form Submission: 26 July 2013

Admission Test: 29 July 2013 (Time: 11am-1pm; venue: School of Arts, Hattiban)

Entrance Result: 31 July 2013 (The result will be available in the university website)

Interview: 1 August 2013 (Time: 11am onwards)

 

Students who have passed Class 11 and are waiting for Class 12 results can apply for provisional admission.

 

For details contact:

Department of Languages and Mass Communication

P.O. Box 6250, Kathmandu

Phone: 011-661399, 9843201361, 9841319291, 9841396922

e-mail: media@ku.edu.np

URL: http://www.ku.edu.np/media

 

Interaction with Prof. Dr. Usha Rani Vyasulu Reddy

isms | 25 June, 2013 09:34

On 12th June, 2013, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Kathmandu University organized a talk program in which Prof. (Ms.) Usha Rani Vyasulu Reddy, Ph.D., an ICT for Development Consultant, UNAPCICT, delivered a talk on “Technology and Society- Young People as Change Makers” at Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal.

   

Prof. Reddy elaborated the nature of the ICT sector of Nepal and said that the economy of a country benefits from ICT in 2 ways:

      As producer (Sector itself generates growth, productivity and innovation)

      As ICT user (ICT use increases the efficiency of production processes)

She explained some real cases where youth have contributed to solve the problem of the society using ICT as a tool. These cases are:

·          Youth in Action: KopoKopo

·          Youth in Action: Small Farmers Rural Radio

·          Youth in Action:  Nahrani.com

·          Youth in Action:  NextDrop

·          Youth in Action:  Remote Patient Monitoring System

·          Youth in Action: What you can do about E waste

·          Youth in Action: Ushahidi

All the faculties and students of Department of Computer Science and Engineering participated in this program. At the end of the program, Mr. Manoj Shakya, Department Coordinator gave vote of thanks and closing remarks saying that the program benefits the students and motivates them to contribute to the society. 

 
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