isms | 26 June, 2009 10:14
Mr. Uttam Budhathoki is awarded with International Foundation for Science (IFS) research grant that worth USD 11,950 for his PhD work under the supervision of Prof. Panna Thapa and Prof. Ellaiah Poluri.
isms | 08 June, 2009 09:26
Kathmandu University School of
Engineering (KUSE) and the NGO Love Green Nepal (LGN) jointly organized a
special tree plantation program to mark the World Environment Day (WED) on June
5th 2009, which was observed globally with the slogan - Your planet needs you! Unite to
combat climate change. The tree plantation program was inaugurated jointly by the Vice
Chancellor of Kathmandu University Prof.Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, Dean of School of Engineering
Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa and LGN President Ms. Amira Dali. The tree plantation program was participated by KU Officials and
students and LGN members, staff and girl students receiving scholarship from
Nepal Educational Scholarship Fund under LGN. A total of 101 tree seedlings
were planted in the newly constructed Ingehansgon
Building ( Block 8 )of School of Engineering premises. The tree species
planted were: Ginkgo biloba, Cinnamomum
glaucescens, Michelia champaca, Prunus cerasoides; Psidium guajava, Cinnamomum
camphora, Fraxinus floribunda, etc.
The tree plantation program was expected to contribute to developing greenery and maintaining natural environment in the University premises. The tree plantation program was coordinated by Associate Professor and Head of Mechanical Engineering Department Dr. Bim Prasad Shrestha and LGN Executive Director Mr. G. K. Sangat.
isms | 20 May, 2009 10:41
The group of 7 musicians in title of “Masterdrummers of Nepal” from Department of Music, School of Arts has returned from Austria after performing three big successful concerts in the Linz Parade 2009 Festival in Austria from 28 April to 6 May 2009. On the 1st May they perform in Solar City and second day in Hafen (Harbor) and finally in May 3 in Poestlingberg. The performance by the group was appreciated by the audience presence in the program.
isms | 19 May, 2009 11:16
Mathematical Society (NMS) celebrated its 31st
Anniversary and 10th General Assembly at CV
Raman Auditorium Hall, Kathmandu University Dhulikhel on
Saturday May 16, 2009 (Jyastha 02, 2066). The day-long program
consisted of three sessions: Inaugural session, Scientific session
and the General assembly. Vice Chancellor of Tribhuvan University
(TU) Prof. Dr. Madhav Prasad, Vice Chancellor of
Kathmandu University (KU) Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma,
and Vice Chancellor of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)
Prof. Dr. Hom Nath Bhattarai who is also Chairman of NMS
jointly inaugurated the program.
Scientific session included presentation of three paper by Prof.
Dr. B.M. Tuladhar, Registrar of KU on “On sliding
ladder”, by Prof. Dr. Shashidhar Raj Joshi of
Institute of Engineering (IOE), TU on “Algorithmic
mathematics” and by Mr. Ramchandra Pokharel of Padma
Kanya Campus, TU on “TU: A study on student’s
NMS General Assembly formed a eleven members executive committee for
the years 2009-2011 under the Chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Bhadra Man
Tuladhar. The vice president, secretary, joint secretary and
treasurer are Mrs Sharda Shrestha, Dr. Chet Raj Bhatta,
Dr. Kanhaiya Jha and Mrs. Kabita Luitel respectively.
Other six members are Mr. Rabi Ratna Shakya, Mr. Narayan
Prasad Pahadi, Mr. Eka Ratna Acharya, Mr. Ganesh Raj
Bhandari, Mr. Pushkar Raj Pokharel and Mr. Kedar Nath
Congratulations to all NMS executive members.
isms | 23 March, 2009 10:36
Amid the hardships being faced by the business communities and the general public due to the energy crisis in the country, Kathmandu University has successfully tested a very noble and greener source of energy.
a function jointly organized within the university’s premises by the
Department of Environmental Science & Engineering and Mechanical
Engineering on 19/03/2009, ‘used cooking oil’
was used to run diesel-based engine. This particular bio-fuel (used
cooking oil) was collected by an informal group of volunteers called
the “eco-overlanders” from various hotels and restaurants in Kathmandu,
which otherwise is thrown away. The bio-fuel can be used to run
diesel-based power generators, irrigation pumps and vehicles and is
believed to bring in some relief to the business community particularly
the hospitality sector which produces a sizeable amount of discarded
cooking oil and has to depend heavily on diesel generators to produce
electricity at present.
Manoj Badu, lecturer at the Department of Environmental Science and
Engineering of the university and a member of the volunteer group
‘eco-overlanders’ revealed about the university’s plan to conduct an
eco-friendly trip from the East to the West of Nepal and few different
places in India, using the same bio-fuel, which is being supported and
sponsored by various non-government and government organizations such
as Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC).
talk program was organized at the CV Raman Auditorium of the University
prior to the demonstration of the working of diesel engine. Speaking at
the program, Prof. Panna Thapa- Dean of School of Science,
reminded students of their responsibilities to the society while
undertaking their innovative works in their academic field. Prof.
Sanjay Nath Khanal- Director of the Students’ Affairs Division,
applauded the biofuel-testing activity and encouraged students to
respond to the changing environmental conditions. Associate
Prof. Bhim Prasad Shrestha- head of the Department of Mechanical
Engineering, revealed various activities related to the development and
promotion of alternative energy being carried out by the department at
present and plans in future. Associate Prof. Janardan Lamichhane- head
of the Biotechnology department, discussed the possibilities related to
the exploration and development of environmental friendly knowledge and
tools through biotechnological approach. Senior Training Officer of the AEPC Mr. Nawa Raj Dhakal, talked about AEPC’s role in the promotion of cleaner technologies in Nepal and expressed commitment for further support and collaboration. Mr. Miles Chadwick- a member of the eco-overlanders and volunteer from the UK
shared his experience of working under various socio-economic
circumstances and explained how small things could make a difference.
program was attended by the students, teachers and researchers of the
university, representative from the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre
(AEPC), Eco-overlanders, NGOs, Nepalese and international volunteers
and media groups.
isms | 06 March, 2009 10:43
Department of Biotechnology, Kathmandu University (KU) has successfully organized a two days long seminar, “Application of Biotechnology in Industries” held on 16-17 February 2009 at Kathmandu University International Center (KUIC), Dhulikhel.
The main objectives of the seminar were to explore the application, scopes and prospective of biotechnology in Nepal by means of meticulous discussion and interaction followed by priceless suggestions from the experts in related areas.
the seminar, renowned academicians, scientists and entrepreneurs
working in different fields of biotechnology were present. It was
chaired by Dr. Janardan Lamichhane, HOD, Department of Biotechnology,
KU. In the inaugural session Prof. Dr. Panna Thapa, Dean of School of
Science, KU, spoke on challenges in biotechnology form academics
perspective. Enlightening the seminar, the chief guest- Prof. Dr.
Dayananda Bajracharya, gave a marvelous speech comparing the science in
the 20th and the 21st century and also stressed that professionals should be responsible and continuously try to advance in his particular field. Prof.
Suresh Raj Sharma, VC, KU focused on the utilization of available
infrastructure and resources. Also Prof. Dr. Tika Bahadur Karki shed
light on the challenges of applied biotech form an industrial
perspective. Closing the inaugural session Dr. Janardan Lamichhane
highlighted some developments at Department of Biotechnology, KU and
also gave a brief introduction to M.S. by research in Biotechnology
isms | 03 March, 2009 10:40
Kathmandu University participated in the Fourth South Asian Universities Youth Festival (SAUFEST) held in Panjab University, Chandigarh, from 12 to 16 February 2009. A contingent of 21 persons led by Hem Raj Kafle and Tirtha Raj Adhikary took part in Folk dance, Light Vocal, Group Song, Fine Arts and Debate.