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Workshop on Plasma Physics and introduction of plasma experiments at university courses

isms | 18 December, 2012 12:54

A Report


Plasma Physics studies and research have been considered important globally because of its several important industrial applications such as nuclear energy studies, material science, neutron generation, thin film deposition, surface modification, magneto-hydrodynamic generator, Plasma accelerators. To introduce these areas through different presentations by experts working in these fields, a one day workshop was organized jointly by the Department of Natural Sciences, School of Science, Kathmandu University & Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University on 17th of December, 2012. The program was held at the CV Raman Auditorium hall at KU, Dhulikhel. There were altogether 26 participants in the program. The workshop was focussed basically in explaining the different aspects of Plasma studies and their application in different fields of life.

The program was inaugurated by Professor Dr. Panna Thapa, Dean of School of Sciences, Kathmandu University (K.U.). In his welcome speech, Prof. Thapa outlined a brief introduction of the various programs run by Kathmandu university and also expressed his best wishes for the success of the workshop. The program was attended by different Professors and Associate Professors of Tribhuvan University (T.U.) and K.U. Two internationally established experts on the subject Dr.  Richard Kamendje (Fusion and Plasma Physicist, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria) and Dr. Suryakant Gupta (FCIPT Division, Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, India) were invited to participate in the workshop and guide our researchers. The inaugural by Prof. Thapa was followed by a brief description about the history and growth of Plasma Physics studies in Nepal by Professor Dr. Lok Narayan Jha, the pioneer of Plasma Physics in Nepal, Head of Central Department of Physics, T.U. Professor Dr. Jeevan Jyoti Nakarmi, T.U., the first PhD student of Dr. Jha, also shared his part along with the research areas he and his students are interested and working in. Associate Professor Dr. Raju Khanal, T.U., an active member of Plasma Physics research and development of Plasma Physics studies in Nepal, hosted the event. He too discussed his research interests and briefly discussed about his students’ research and different papers published in international journals. The Head of Department of Natural Sciences, K.U., Assoc. Professor Dr. Deepak Prasad Subedi, also an active member of Plasma Physics research and studies in Nepal, described about the experimental achievements in Nepal under his supervision. He explained about thin film deposition, surface modification and other industrial applications of Plasma Physics. Along with these experts of Plasma Physics, students of T.U. and K.U., who had some prior exposure to Plasma Physics/technology, actively participated in the program.

Dr. Kamendje gave a brief introduction to IAEA with lots of information about participation and opportunities for a developing nation like ours. He summarised the events related to the fusion since 1957 to the recent dates. Dr. Gupta, with his delightful presentation, shared the various applications of Plasma technology and importance of Plasma instrumentation.

The program was concluded with a short discussion about how to implement the wide aspects of Plasma Physics in Nepal. The workshop was full of motivation and worth attending. Everyone praised the event and supported the fact that the continuation of such programs will give much exposure to anyone related to this field.

Photo: Participants of the workshop

-Report by: Mr. Taya Nath Chetry: Participant of the workshop

University welcome the new Vice Chancellor Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha

isms | 16 December, 2012 15:12

Dhulikhel, Kavre
16 December, 2012

Kathmandu University welcome the new Vice Chancellor Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha in a programme organized today at the Central Office, Dhulikhel.

Rt. Hon'ble Chancellor and the Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai had appointed Dr. Shrestha as the Vice Chancellor of the University for a period of four years on 12 December, 2012; as per the recommendation of the search committee headed by Hon'ble Pro-Chancellor and the Minister for Education Mr. Dina Nath Sharma along with other two senate members Mr. Daman Nath Dhungana and Dr. Lok Bikram Thapa.

Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha was appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Kathmandu University after the resignation of Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, the founder Vice-Chancellor of the University on November 9, 2012.

Dr. Shrestha is the founder director of Dhulikhel Hospital. He is Professor of Surgery at Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences. Dr. Shrestha has served Kathmandu University in different capacities such as Senator Member, member of Board of Trustees, member of Academic Council, member of Executive Council, and Associate Dean, School of Medical Sciences, in different time periods.

Addressing the faculties and staffs, Vice Chancellor Dr. Shrestha said that KU has succeeded to present its own characteristics that are well-known to the national and international community. Students must be in the centre whatever we do, and our efforts have to be focused to provide quality education. Further, he said that there are also challenges to preserve the unique features and values of KU and these challenges should be overcome through our mutual effort.

 In the programme, Controller of Examinations, Prof. Dr. Pushpa Raj Adhikari; Deans, Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa and Prof. Dr. Panna Thapa; and Affiliation Affaires Director Prof. Dr. Sanjay Nath Khanal welcomed the newly appointed Vice Chancellor on behalf of all the faculties and staffs of KU. Chief of Management Service Division Mr. Mukunda Prasad Upadhyaya introduced and briefed the resume of Dr. Shrestha. Representing the local donors, Mr. Prithivi Thapa proposed the vote of thanks on the occasion.

Call for Expression of Interest (EoI)

isms | 16 December, 2012 09:55

Video Lectures for B.E. courses

Request for EoI

Kathmandu University - School of Engineering invites Expression of Interest (EoI) from interested faculty members of Kathmandu University for preparing video lectures for the undergraduate engineering courses.

The selected applicants can be provided with maximum allowance of Rs.500 per lecture hour. Video recording facility will also be provided.

The deadline for the submission of EoI is December 31, 2012. 

Admission Open for Bachelor Program in ECONOMICS

isms | 13 December, 2012 15:14

Annual GEO-ICT Journal GEOSPACE is jointly launched

isms | 12 December, 2012 11:27

The annual GEO-ICT Journal GEOSPACE is jointly  launched by Mr. Nagendra Jha, Director General, Survey Department, Mr. Kalyan Gopal Shrestha, Executive director, LMTC and Prof, Dr. Ramesh Kumar Maskey, HOD, Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineeering in the program organised by GES, the departmental club of Geomatics Engineering Program on 4th December 2012 at Kathmandu. 

Assistant professor and Co-ordinator of Geomatics Engineering program Mr. Subash Ghimire addresses welcome speech. He mentions that the journal acts as knowledge and experiences sharing platform and creates awareness about Geomatics education and depicits scope of Geomatics. Referred to the editorial, he states that publishing the first issue, we have ignited the sparkles of fires, we have set on a journey that can only be defined by pace and eminenance of travel, never by its destination. Therefore, there is need for continued endeavor.

Mr. Nagendra Jha,  Director General, Survey Department, express his happiness to launch the journal and highlights the importance of human resource for solving different issues of cadastral map. Simililarly, Mr. Kalayan Gopal Shrestha focused on that the journal should include not only technical but management issues of Geoinformation. Prof, Dr. Ramesh Kumar Maskey, HOD, clarifies the scope of Geomatics Engineering highlightimg traditional and modern technology for data handlings.

Mr. Ganesh Prasad Bhatta, Senior Survey officer, Survey Department comments on overall content of the journal and indicates the room for improvement of the article in the journal. Similarly, Mr. Naba Raj Subedi,Visiting Asssistant professor presented on GIS technology in Land Administration. Representing the industry, Mr. Pramod Lamsal, GIS manager, Geo Spatial System Ltd.  mentions that the GI community will be benefitted at large by sharing scientific, professional and research based article.   

Mr. Bishant Adhikari on behalf of editorial share the experiences collected during the Journal preparation  and Mr. Mahesh Thapa,GE graduate batch 2007 share his experiences about the formation of GES. 

Dr. Bhim P. Kafle, Assistant Professor of Dept. of Natural Science,has been awarded

isms | 12 December, 2012 11:26

Dr. Bhim P. Kafle, Assistant Professor of Dept. of Natural Science,has been awarded the  Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Award  for this year. As per the citation, Dr. Kafle has been selected for researching on development of theoretical model for doping of metal ions in thin film of fullerenes (third allotrope of carbon) for solar cell purpose, and also for investigating on uni-molecular decay processes of carbon clusters.

Grand Welcome Day observed

isms | 12 December, 2012 11:23

Office of the Director, Student Welfare, and Second Year students of the School of Science and School of Engineering, observed Grand Welcome on 11 Dec 2012 at Central Campus in Dhulikhel. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Bibek Baral and Mr. Hem Raj Kafle, Associate Directors of Student Welfare, emphasized on the importance of such activities, however management has always been a challenge. Prof. Dr. Subodh Sharma, Director of Student Welfare welcoming the first years, also appreciated second year students for their enthusiasm, without which this event would have not been possible. He further added that this tradition was introduced at Kathmandu University at the time when only I.Sc. programme was running. With so many different academic programmes being added and the number of students intake increasing each year at KU, it is indeed becoming very difficult to organize big events. But with highly discipline students, like this years’ batch and of course the second years, and their enthusiasm anything can be possible.


Present on the occasion were, besides first and second year students, Controller of Examinations, Chief Administrative Officer, other distinguished faculty members and staff. Main highlights of the event were besides performance from second and first years, the KU band, and the Night Band. The organizers expressed their heartfelt thanks to all those who were present on the occasion and those who were supporting it from a distance.

Kathmandu University 18th Second Convocation Ceremony held at Dhulikhel

isms | 10 December, 2012 12:11

Call from interested Candidates for CDM project at Biomass Stove Testing Lab

isms | 07 December, 2012 09:54

December 6th  2012


Subject: Call from interested Candidates for CDM project at Biomass Stove Testing Lab


The Biomass Stove Testing Lab at Department of Mechanical Engineering has received research grant from JICA Headquarter Tokyo for feasibility study on CDM Project in Nepal.

The Lab invites application for researcher for this project.

Shortlisted candidates will be informed for interview at Stove Testing Lab, Kathmandu University.

Preference will be given to female graduates from School of Engineering or School of Science with academic excellence and proficiency in report writing. The application along with CV should be submitted before 14th December, 2012 to the following address:


Biomass Stove Testing Lab

Department of Mechanical Engineering

School of Engineering

Kathmandu University

Dhulikhel, Kavre

Email: shrestha@ku.edu.np

School of Arts announces opening of admissions for Masters Program in Development Studies for the coming academic year (2013).

isms | 05 December, 2012 14:11

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Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University Holds the 4th HSK Test

isms | 05 December, 2012 09:13

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On December 2nd ,2012, Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University(CIKU) holds the 4th HSK Test. 64 examinees registered for HSK Test Level I-V, among which four come from India. The number of HSK examinees in 2012 is 152, which is nearly double that in the previous year. 

Geomatics Engineering graduates batch 2008 students won a highly competitive opportunity to work for NASA and ICIMOD

isms | 05 December, 2012 09:09

Geomatics Engineering graduates batch 2008 Florencia Tuladhar, Laxmi Thapa and Eliza Shrestha won a highly competitive opportunity to work for NASA and ICIMOD on Climate Change using their training in GIS and Remote Sensing for problems relating to Nepal titled “Climate Change Vulnerability in Nepal Using NASA EOS”

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Asst. Professor Nirmala Mani Adhikary accomplished Ph.D.

isms | 02 December, 2012 13:05

Nirmala Mani Adhikary, Asst. Professor of Media Studies at the Dept. of Languages and Mass Communication, has accomplished Ph.D. in Communication from Nepal Sanskrit University. The title of his Ph.D. Theis is: "The Bhatta-Mimamsa Philosophical Study of Communication." Through his research, Dr. Adhikary has explored the relevance of the Bhatta School of Mimamsa philosophy to the modern discipline of communication, theorized communication from the perspective of the Bhatta School, and constructed a unique model: "The Bhatta-Mimamsa Model of Communication." It is to note that this is the first-ever Ph.D. in Communication from within Nepal (from any of the Nepali universities).


isms | 30 November, 2012 10:19

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Dear All,


KUSET (Kathmandu University e- Journal) invites unpublished original research articles, short communications, expository and review articles for forthcoming issue            (March, 2013). All manuscripts should be prepared with Microsoft Word and sent to the Editor In Chief as "attachment" to the electronic address kuset@ku.edu.np for editorial consideration. A galley proof is provided to author(s) before the article is available for all audiences.


For author guidelines and sample manuscript kindly visit following links:

Author guidelines: http://ku.edu.np/kuset/index.php?go=guide_a

Sample Manuscript: http://ku.edu.np/kuset/sapmle_manuscript.pdf

Community Education Tour to Charikot, Dolakha

isms | 30 November, 2012 09:30

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The community education tour of Computer Science and Engineering second year students was done in Charikot, Dolakha from Nov 4 – Nov 10. After the feasibility study of the area from the faculties of Department of Computer Science and Engineering, major areas in which the student can contribute were identified. Major identified areas in Charikot premises were: government offices, school, hospital, NGO, hotels, Dolakha Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Three faculties Sushil Shrestha, Sushil Nepal and Santosh Khanal were involved in the community education tour. Students contributed in different sectors by solving their IT related problems and by providing short term training.

Overall the tour was a grand success. The exposure of our students in different sectors helps our students to cooperate and deal with different kinds of people. In addition to that some of them got opportunity to work on real projects. We also got an appreciation letter from all the sectors for the contribution done by our students.

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