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Kathmandu University TN Upraity Centre for Education Announces Education Award for Cerebral Palsy / Nepal

isms | 18 April, 2012 12:35

Kathmandu University TN Upraity Centre for Education Announces Education Award for Cerebral Palsy / Nepal

 

April 17, 2012

Dhulikhel, Kavre

 

Kathmandu University Trailokya Nath(TN) Upraity Centre for Education announces one Lakh Rupees Education Award for 2012 to the Self-help Group for Cerebral Palsy, Dhapakhel, Lalitpur, Nepal.

The announcement was made in appreciation of the invaluable services of the Self-help Group that rendered for the alleviation of disabilities of children and youth of cerebral palsy through its caring and individualized educational, medical and therapeutic intervention programs.

The Self-help Group has been operating since 1986 in Kathmandu valley and later expanded over 15 districts across the country. Around 2000 children and youth affected by cerebral palsy are taking benefit annually from the centre.

The TN Centre for Education was founded with honor to Senator and Educationist late Dr. Trailokya Nath Upraity at Kathmandu University in 2011. The initiatives of the centre are Mrs. Satyabati Upraity, consort of Dr. T. N. Upraity, family and friends. TN Upraity Award for Education carries a purse of one Lakh Rupees and a citation. It is sponsored by Mr. Deepak Upraity, son of late Dr. TN Upraity. Kathmandu University TN Centre for Education announces Education Award every two year.

High Level Delegation Team from Punjab Technical University Paid a Visit to Kathmandu University

isms | 17 April, 2012 15:29

High Level Delegation Team from Punjab Technical University Paid a Visit to Kathmandu University

 

April 5, 2012

Dhulikhel, Kavre

 

A high level delegation team led by Dr. Rajneesh Arora, Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Technical University (PTU) paid a visit to Kathmandu University on 5th April, 2012.

Vice-Chancellor Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma welcomed to his counterpart Dr. Arora and his entire team members at a program organized by Kathmandu University.  Dr. Sharma said that internationalization of the institution is the need of the day. Kathmandu University is open to expand its relationship with international institutions in area of mutual interest and public good.

Dr. Rajneesh Arora has presented mission and vision of Punjab Technical University. He claimed that PTU is a state university and primarily focused on the need based academic programs through more than 400 affiliated colleges and the training centers across India. Dr. Gulshan Sharma, President of North India Management Association (NIMA) – Knowledge Partner of PTU, highlighted the objectives of the visit.  He further said that NIMA is working towards improving business climate and networking opportunities for Punjab Technical University.

Prof. Dr. Bhadra Man Tuladhar, Registrar of Kathmandu University expressed thanks for the visit and highlighted some possible areas of interest in which Kathmandu University and Punjab Technical University can make collaboration for mutual benefit.

Prof. Bhola Thapa, Dean, School of Engineering; Prof. Panna Thapa, Dean, School of Science; Head of Departments, Coordinators, Faculties and the University staffs were interacted with the delegates.

One-Day Media Research Conference at KU

isms | 16 April, 2012 15:01

One-Day Media Research Conference at KU

The Department of Languages and Mass Communication, in collaboration with Martin Chautari, Kathmandu, organized a one day media research conference on 2 April 2012. The conference was attended by media teachers, researchers, practicing journalists and students of journalism, mass communication and media studies. The presentations included themes on Nepalese media as diverse as media research scenario, television and inclusion, female characters in radio dramas,  press freedom, book publication, coverage on climate change, representation of bilateral relations of Nepal with India and China, communication process, recruitment and continuity of journalists in Media houses. 

Participation at the meeting on April 17th, 2012 at SWD

isms | 15 April, 2012 15:13

Mr. Biraj Singh Thapa, Research Fellow at Turbine Testing Lab, has published following two papers in International Journals.

isms | 11 April, 2012 10:10

Mr. Biraj Singh Thapa, Research Fellow at Turbine Testing Lab, has published following two papers in International Journals.

 

Empirical modelling of sediment erosion in Francis turbines

1Biraj Singh Thapa, 2Bhola Thapa, 3Ole G. Dahlhaug

1,2Turbine Testing Lab, Kathmandu University, Nepal

3The Waterpower Laboratory, Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology, Norway

Publisher: International Journal of Energy (View Paper)

 

 

Computational Methods in Research of Hydraulic Turbines Operating In Challenging Environments

Biraj Singh Thapa*, Amod Panthee, Bhola Thapa

Turbine Testing Lab, School of Engineering

Kathmandu University, Nepal, *Corresponding Author: Email: bst@ku.edu.np

Publisher: International Journal of Advanced Renewable Energy Research (View Paper)

Program on Interaction and Experience sharing of MEXT-Japan Study Program held on 4 April at Kathmandu University

isms | 06 April, 2012 15:21

Program on Interaction and Experience sharing of MEXT-Japan Study Program held on 4 April at Kathmandu University

His Excellency Mr. Kunio Takahashi, Ambassador of Japan to Nepal made a visit to Kathmandu University on 4th April, 2012 to take part in Interaction and experience sharing of MEXT Japan Study Program.

Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma welcomed Mr. Takahashi at the University. Dr. Sharma envisaged the mission and vision of Kathmandu University and recalled Japanese donors' support for physical facility development of the University. KU’s first building ‘Yamaji Block’ was built with the support of Yamaji Fumiko Culture Foundation, Japan; and the 'Pharmacy Block' was also supported by Japanese citizen Mr. Komatsubara Kenji.

To his address, Ambassador Takahashi recalled historical tie up between Japan and Nepal. Japanese monk, Ekai Kawaguchi, for the first time had visited Nepal in 1899. Since then there has been very close relationship between two countries. Today, Nepal is the ninth largest country whose citizens are studying in several Japanese Universities.  There exist strong possibilities for further collaboration between Japanese Universities and Kathmandu University in all levels.

Mr. Paras Khadka,
Graduate student of Mechanical Engineering Department at Kathmandu University who recently participated in Japan Study Program 2012 organized by MEXT- Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, science and Technology of Government of Japan shared the first hand information about the current status of universities in Japan and the value of studying and experiences in Japan in the revival process from the extraordinarily large scale disaster. The program was also attended by other participants from Padma Kanya Campus, Institute of Engineering Pulchowk, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Tri Chandra College,  who went to Japan under same program.

The program opened with the welcoming notes by Dr. Bim Prasad Shrestha, Head, Department of Mechanical engineering and Dr. Bhadra Man Tuladhar, Registrar of the University delivered the vote of thanks.
Ms. Natsuko Hashimoto, the Cultural secretary of Embassy of Japan was also present in the program. Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa and Prof. Dr. Panna Thapa, Deans of School of Engineering and School of Science respectively, Mr. Mukunda Prasad Upadyhyaya, Chief Administrative Officer along with University faculty, staffs were also present in the program. About 250 students from school of Engineering, school of science, school of medical science and Kathmandu University high school participated in the program. 

The 3rd IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (ICSET’12)

isms | 03 April, 2012 15:38

The 3rd IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (ICSET’12) will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal on 24 – 27 September 2012. IEEE ICSET is a regular series of international biennial conferences being planned to bring together professionals and executives in the energy sector, electrical power companies, manufacturing industries, research institutes and educational bodies to share and exchange ideas and information pertaining to sustainable energy technologies.

Submission of Papers Extended      30 April 2012

Notification of Acceptance             3 June 2012

Submission of Final Paper               8 July 2012 

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A two day workshop on "INASP/Authoraid Workshop on Research Writing Skill" - Department of Pharmacy, Kathmandu University

isms | 03 April, 2012 09:30

Department of Pharmacy, Kathmandu University is going to organize a two day workshop on "INASP/Authoraid Workshop on Research Writing Skill" as per schedule below:

Venue: C. V. Raman Mini-Auditorium, C. V. Raman Hall, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel Nepal.
Date: 07-08 May 2012 
Time: 09:00 - 16:00 Hrs

MPharm/PharmD students and young faculty will be the targeted group for the workshop.

KU's Tribute to Dr. Toni Hagen: Symposium on 'Decentralization and Development: Visions of Toni Hagen'

isms | 01 April, 2012 14:05

KU's Tribute to Dr. Toni Hagen: Symposium on 'Decentralization and Development: Visions of Toni Hagen'

 

Kathmandu University and HimalAsia Foundation tribute to late Dr. Toni Hagen, an eminent Swiss geologist and development planner for his pioneering work for geological survey in Nepal, and his visions of development through decentralization in a symposium organized at Russian Cultural Centre, Kathmandu, on 29 March, 2012.

Dr. Hagen came to Nepal first in 1950; later as ‘UN expert’ he travelled more than 14,000 km on foot across the country. His experience of those early days has documented in the book ‘The Kingdom in the Himalaya’. Dr. Hagen was honoured with the Birendra Pragya Alankar in 1984, and also honoured with the title ‘Distinguished Citizen of Kathmandu’ in 1995.

The program was organized for introducing his recent released book - Decentralization and Development: The Role of Democratic Principles’. The book discuss about some possible geographical lines for effective political power delegation and development models for enhancement of democracy of Nepal.

Chief Guest Ms. Kalpana Dhamala, Minister of Science and Technology inaugurated the program. Minister Dhamala said that Decentralization and Development are very significant topic for discussion in present context of Nepal. Due to autocratic rule in the country, it took long time to incorporate Hagen’s concept in Nepal, she said.

Vice-Chancellor of Kathmandu University Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma said that 1950’s observational tour was not the first time visit only for Toni Hagen, it was indeed the pioneer experience for Nepalese people who were little aware about sustainable development and decentralized approach of democratic system.  His concept was excavated through his experience that he observed on his 14,000 km walking-tour on foot across the country, he said. Furthermore, Dr. Sharma expressed that Toni Hagen not only opened the door of development of Nepal rather introduced the country and the people in global community.

In the program five distinguished scholars made presentations and spoke on Toni Hagen’s dynamic personality and his concept of democracy, development and decentralization of Nepal. Mr. Sambhu Ram Simkhada presented Dr. Hagen’s democratic concept in the topic ‘The Role of Democratic Principles in Developing Nepal referring Dr. Hagen’s statement that it took more than 50 years to evolve a functional democracy in Switzerland, he opined that we should not be pessimistic about slow pace of political transformation of Nepal.

Mrs. Ambika Shrestha expressed that Toni Hagen’s contribution for enhancement of tourism sector is remarkable. Like Switzerland, tourism can be a potent source of national development; and ecological tourism is the way forward, she recalled Hagen’s statement in her presentation: Tourism through the eyes of Toni Hagen. Mr. Deepak Gyawali presented a paper on ‘an alternative approach to water and energy development in Nepal: Some speculations on the ‘Swiss Model’ and its efficacy for Nepal’s case’.  He explained Dr. Hagen’s development models which focus to reverse scenario like flow of energy sources from rural to urban area instead of urban to rural. He also uttered that Hagen had presented a development model in Nepal by developing ropeway rather than connecting roads in the mountain areas.

Dr. Promod Kumar Jha presented Dr. Toni Hagen’s thoughts on agricultural and ecological issues. Dr. Megh Raj Dhital presented a paper entitled – Contribution of Toni Hagen regarding Geology in Nepal. He presented Hagen’s geological and geographical maps of Nepal.

The program was organized by the Kathmandu University and the HimalAsia Foundation. His Excellency Thomas Gass, Ambassador of Switzerland to Nepal delivered his remarks in the program. Dr. Susanne von der Heide, Director of HimalAsia Foundation, and Dr. Sanjay N Khanal moderated the program. The program was conducted by Mr. Khagendra Acharya. About 150 participants attended the program. A documentary on Toni Hagen prepared by NAST and Film 'Uhileko Nepal' taken by Toni Hagen during 1950-1960 was also shown in the program.

Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, Dean, School of Engineering and Mr. Biraj Singh Thapa,Research Fellow at Turbine Testing Lab presented following papers respectively in Fourth International Conference on Water Resources and Renewable Energy Development in Asia (ASIA 2012)

isms | 31 March, 2012 21:37

NTNU Students visited at KU

isms | 29 March, 2012 11:06

NTNU Students visit at KU

28 March, 2012
Dhulikhel, Kavre

1 PhD and 12 Master students from NTNU, Norway visited KU on 28th March 2012. During their visit they had an interaction with NOMA/EnPe master students (MEEPE and MPPOES), researchers, faculty members and staffs of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Department. The program was organized by EnPe Program, School of Engineering, Kathmandu University. Master students from NTNU and KU shared their research activities.

Dr. Bhim Shrestha, HOD, Department of Mechanical Engineering, officially welcome the foreign students. Dr. Hari Prasad Neopane, EnPe – MPPOES Coordinator expressed sincere thanks to the students for their visit and highlighted some key points about student exchange program between NTNU and KU. Brijesh Adhikary, EnPe – MEEPE Coordinator share the feature of ongoing community project at KU.

Program was followed by the presentation of Master students from both the universities and researcher from KU. Mr. Suraj Pandey had presented about the progress on gasifier project while Mr. Sudip Adhikai and Mr. Aamod Panthi have highlighted about TTL lab at KU, its structure, ongoing project and its collaboration between water power laboratory at NTNU. Mr. Diwakar Bhujel, Academic Coordinator, EnPe / NOMA – MEEPE Program shared about the research / master thesis done by the students from 3 batches of MEEPE program here at KU. 

Program was conducted by Mr. Nirmal Acharya and concluded by Dr. Hari Prasad Neopane.

The program was attended by different faculty members, researchers, master and bachelor students along with the Dr Bhim Shrestha, Mr. Brijesh Adhikary, Dr. Hari Prasad Neopane, Mr. Suraj Baral, Mr Diwakar Bhujel, Mr. Basanta Raj Pokhrel. 

Interaction and Experience Sharing of MEXT-Japan Study program on April 4th at Kathmandu University

isms | 28 March, 2012 15:35

Visit by the participants of International Centre of Hydropower (ICH) Workshop in Nepal

isms | 28 March, 2012 15:28

Visit by the participants of International Centre of Hydropower (ICH) Workshop in Nepal

Decentralization and Development: Visions of Toni Hagen

isms | 26 March, 2012 15:33

Symposium on

“Decentralization and Development: Visions of Toni Hagen”

March 29, 2012, Kathmandu

Organized by

Kathmandu University and HimalAsia Foundation

 

Date: March 29, 2012 Thursday (Chaitra 16, 2068 BS)

Place: Russian Cultural Center, Kamalpokhari, Kathmandu

 

10.00 am:  Registration

 

10.30 am: Inaugural session

                        Welcome and Introduction of the Program: Prof. Dr. Susannne von der

                        Heide, Director, HimalAsia Foundation

 

                        Toni Hagen – His Life and Work: Dr. Katrin Hagen

 

                        Presentation of Toni Hagen’s Book to Chief Guest and Vice Chancellor:

                        by Dr. Katrin Hagen & Prof. Susanne von der Heide

 

     Notes: Dr. Thomas Gass, Ambassador of Switzerland to Nepal

 

                        Remarks: Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, KU

 

     Inaugural Speech: Chief Guest

 

     Vote of Thanks: Prof. Dr. Sanjay N. Khanal

 

(Program conduction: Mr. Khagendra Acharya)

 

11.30 – 12.00 am: Refreshment

 

Symposium Session

12.00 am: Mr.  Shambu Ram Simkhada:

The role of democratic principles in developing Nepal

                

12.25 am:  Mrs. Ambika Shrestha:

Tourism through the eyes of Toni Hagen

          

12.50 am: Mr. Deepak Gyawali:

An alternative approach to water and energy development in Nepal: Some speculations on the "Swiss Model" and its efficacy for Nepal's case

1.15 pm: Prof. Dr. Pramod Kumar Jha:

Dr. Toni Hagen’s thoughts on agricultural and ecological issues

1.40 pm: Prof. Dr. Megh Raj Dhital:

 

Contribution of Toni Hagen regarding Geology in Nepal

(Symposium Moderator: Prof. Dr. Susanne von der Heide, Prof. Dr. Sanjay N. Khanal)

 

2.05 – 3.00 pm: Lunch

3.00 pm – 4.30pm: Film Show

1. Dr. Toni Hagen: Documentary Film by NAST, Director Ms Parvati Pudasaini (25 min)

2. Uhileko Nepal: Original Film Scenes taken by Toni Hagen between 1950 and 1960 (55 min)

A Mini Conference held on Kathmandu University Community Education Pilot Project

isms | 26 March, 2012 10:50

A Mini Conference held on Kathmandu University Community Education Pilot Project
 

Date: 24 March 2012

Venue: Dhulikhel, Kavre;

School Of Engineering, KU organized a mini conference on Community education Pilot Project 2010-2012 at CV Raman Mini Auditorium, KU.

Prof Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, Vice Chancellor of the university welcomed the Himal partner Norwegian team led by Mr. Tore Skeie and his fellows.  The representatives from the Chilime Hydro power and SN Power participated in the conference along with School of Science and School of Engineering deans, project manager, project staffs and a representative of the community. Altogether there were fourteen participants.

Prof Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, Prof. Dr. Bhadraman Tuladhar, Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, Prof Dr. Panna Thapa, Brijesh Adhikary, Prabhat Bista, Shambhu Raya represented KU.  Kul Man Ghising represented Chilime Hydro Power while Suman Basnet represented SN Power. Heidi Westbog Steel, Arm Kill Raushr, Karen Rossebrd, Magnus Aanestad and Tore Skeie represented Himal Partner from Norway. [Read more ......]

 
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