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School of Science; Interview and Admissions Notice to M.Phil in Physics and Chemistry

isms | 08 April, 2018 09:24

Kathmandu University

School of Science

Notice to the Candidates on M.Phil. in Physics and Chemistry

Interview - 2018

Following candidates who have applied for the M.Phil. in Physics and Chemistry at the Department of Natural Sciences, Kathmandu University, are notified to appear in the interview with original documents as per details given below:

Date:   April 10, 2018

Time: 9:30 AM onward

Venue: Room No. 106 (Block – 6, Science Block)

Candidates List






Chhatrapati Singh

9:30 – 9:40


Chhetri Ganesh Kuwar

9:40 – 9:50


Dhungana Santosh

9:50 – 10:00


Jha Deepak Kumar

10:00 – 10:10


Pandey Manoj

10:10 – 10:20


Paudel Yuba Raj

10:20 – 10:30


Thapa Bishal

10:30 – 10:40






Sharma Jayandra Prasad

10:40 – 10:50


Shrestha Kendra Kumar

10:50 – 11:00


Office of the Dean, School of Science, Dhulikhel



Tender Notice for Chure Project

isms | 06 April, 2018 15:41

Vacancy Announcement (IT, Communication and Public Relations Officer (ITCPRO)

isms | 04 April, 2018 13:42

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School of Science and School of Engineering Regular Classes to be Continued

isms | 04 April, 2018 13:33

All concerned at the School of Science and School of Engineering are hereby notified to continue classes despite the fact that next week was allocated for Sports' Week in the Academic Calendar 2017-2018. It is reported that the Sports' Week has been postpone until further notice as preparation for the same has not yet been completed.


Signed by:
Dean, School of Science
Dean, School of Engineering

Dr. Thapa published a research article

isms | 04 April, 2018 09:00

Dr. Gunjan Bisht Thapa, Assistant Professor of Department of Chemical Science and Engineering with her student Ms. Sanjila Neupane of Department of Environment Science and Engineering, published a research article entitled “Arsenic removal through supercritical carbon dioxide-assisted modified magnetic starch (starch–Fe3O4) nanoparticles” in  a peer reviewed journal Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering (Springer).

This study employs starch as biopolymer for coating onto MNPs (Fe3O4) surface and reports a noble method for preparation of starch-modified magnetic nanoparticles (starch-MNPs) in supercritical carbon dioxide reactor. The adsorption capacity of synthesized NPs for arsenite    [As (III)] was investigated by varying pH, temperature, adsorbent dose and analyte concentration as a function of contact time. Besides, reusability study of synthesized NPs was estimated and was utilized in field samples to compare their efficacy in total arsenic removal.

The paper is available at the given link:




Tender Notice for Equipments (Microbiology)

isms | 02 April, 2018 15:05

Fee Notice for Undergraduate level in EE/CE/CS/ME/GE/Civil/B.Arch/Chemical/Env.Eng. /BP/BT/ES/HB/AP/CD/BBIS

isms | 01 April, 2018 10:56


7th Asian University Forum 2018

isms | 01 April, 2018 10:28



Asian Universities Forum (AUF) was initiated by former SNU President OH Yeon Cheon in 2011. This forum aims to provide a setting for exchange of views on sustainable development in the global scientific and educational arena. The forum involves sharing of ideas staying within an Annual Event Theme. 
The 5th AUF was hosted by Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea from May 11-13, 2016. The theme of the 5th AUF was “Educating Future Leaders with Compassion and Social Responsibility”. Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha, Vice Chancellor and Prof. Dr. Bim Prasad Shrestha, Associate Dean of School of Engineering represented Kathmandu University in the forum in 2016. 
The 6th AUF was hosted by Seoul National University and National University of Mangolia in Ulaanbaatar, Mangolia from June 6-8, 2017. The theme of the 6th AUF was “The Role of Higher Education in the Fourth Industrial Revolution”. Prof. Dr. Bhupendra Bimal Chhetri, Dean of School of Engineering and Dr. Bivek Baral, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering represented Kathmandu University.

The 7th AUF is being hosted by Seoul National University and Kathmandu University from April 14-16, 2018 in Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal. The theme of 7th AUF is “Sustainable Development Goals” and the subthemes are Goal No. 10: Reduced Inequalities and Goal No. 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. There are 47 representatives participating from 24 Universities from 15 countries this year, including 2 Universities from India, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani and Lovely Professional University (LPU), who are participating AUF this time as Observers... [more details...] 

Vice Chancellor's Speech to the Opening Ceremony of ICDRET'18

editorial | 29 March, 2018 15:56

"There is gold in our water, wind and sun. Delaying its usage doesn’t store it for future. What we lose today, we just lose it forever. Let us communicate this to all. Every single day of delay is nothing but a loss to all. Let us care more about who will benefit with our efforts than worry about who will own it. Let us not just think what we will gain with an endeavor, but also focus on what we are losing by not going for it. I would like to urge all -- the academia, private sector, public sector, government, donors and other national and international stakeholders -- to have new lens to the opportunities that lie on our table. Our future generation will not blame us for the things that we attempted and failed. They will feel shame for the things that we never attempted despite having a chance."

Full Text of the Speech

Opportunity to participate In Program of Open Studies-Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development

isms | 28 March, 2018 13:00

Aquatic Ecology Centre (AEC): Announcement for partial Thesis Support

isms | 27 March, 2018 09:00

This is to inform all graduate level students from different disciplines (M.A./M.Ed./M.Sc./M.Tech.) registered in any academic institutions of Nepal that the Aquatic Ecology Centre (AEC) is supporting up to NPR 50,000/- (Fifty thousand) as partial support. This support is made available through financial support of HELVETAS/Nepal following an agreement between the two institutions/organizations, to a maximum of six students. Those interested in considering water issues in their Master's thesis, in particular water governance and water quality may apply no later than 27 April 2018.

Director, Aquatic Ecology Centre 

School of Science: Call for application to PhD in Environmental Science

isms | 27 March, 2018 08:56

Kathmandu University, School of Science invites application from qualified candidate for admission to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in the field of Environmental Science at the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering. One seat is available for the research which focuses on trace metal (TE) pollutants and their impacts on aquatic ecosystems. Both local and long-range sources will be dealt in two wetlands (Lake Rara and Lake Ghodaghodi) starting from June 2018. The selected PhD candidate will take part in the project activities of a UGC-Nepal funded collaborative research project.

Brief information of the research project:

The study will focus on mercury (Hg) and other trace elements in water, sediments and biota (particularly fish) in above mentioned lakes. The trend of Hg levels and potential health risk to humans through fish consumption will also be assessed. The main aim of the study is to describe the environment levels of Hg and TEs (Al, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Cd and Pb) in water bodies and aquatic biota in the Himalayas.


For details on admission process and other criteria, please visit www.ku.edu.np/env .

Deadline for application submission: April 15, 2018 (Submit a brief concept note, CV and scanned copies of academic certificates).

Duration of the study: Three years (Full Time)

For application forms and administrative procedure, please contact:

Dr. Chhatra Mani Sharma

Department of Environmental Science and Engineering

School of Science, Kathmandu University

Email: chhatra.sharma@ku.edu.np





Aquatic Ecology Centre (AEC) receives external grants/Opportunity for Environmental Biologist

isms | 26 March, 2018 15:46

DAI Global, LLC and Kathmandu University (KU) signs an agreement for a USAID supported grant of NPR 10,156,812.00 (US$99,831.05) payable according to the Schedule of Milestones as described in the project document prepared by Aquatic Ecology Centre (AEC) with the grant title "River health and biodiversity profiling in the Karnali and West Rapti watersheds: implications to basin planning and sustainable water resource management in the western Nepal". 
Dr. S. Sharma will led the project as Project Leader and Dr. R.D.T. Shah as Co-PI. AEC will soon announce positions for Researchers and Research Assistants. Any Nepali citizens from recognized institutions with a M.Sc./B.Sc. Biology/Environmental Science degree who are willing to build career in the field of use of biological indicators (invertebrates, macrophytes, and fishes) in assessing the aquatic ecosystem health may express their interests to join.
Application may be addressed to the Director, Aquatic Ecology Centre.
Application must reach us no later than 27 April 2018.

011-661443 (fax)
011-661399 (tel)

AEC organized Local Dissemination Workshop

isms | 26 March, 2018 15:33

Aquatic Ecology Centre (AEC) successfully completed 14 months longitudinal observational study for building climate resilient Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Jiri municipality, Dolakha.  Seasonal meteorological parameter, water quality and quantity monitoring along with WASH behavior to reduce health vulnerability was main activity of the study. In response to same, a debriefing workshop was organized at Jiri Technical School on 10th March 2018, among municipality and district level stakeholders and government officials. The study evidenced that the seasonal variation in meteorological parameters does influence drinking water dimensions and diarrhoeal diseases. Unimproved water supply system and lack of safety in those improved ones triggered for health vulnerability. Debriefing discussion concluded that Water Safety Plan (WSP) shall be optimum approach to build climate resilient WASH in resource constraint settings. Senior Division Engineer from Department of Water Supply and Sewerage (DWSS) further elaborated the need of WSP by protecting water supply from catchment to consumer. AEC soon plans to organize a national workshop for disseminating same findings and discuss it with national and local level stakeholders and officials for building climate resilient WASH in reducing health vulnerability.


[For Event Photos Click Here]


Dr. Biraj Singh Thapa published article in Renewable Energy Journal

isms | 26 March, 2018 15:29

Dr. Biraj Singh Thapa, Assistant Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering, has recently published following Journal Article.

In Renewable Energy Journal (Impact Factor: 4.35)


Flow measurements around guide vanes of Francis turbine:

A PIV approach

Biraj Singh Thapa1, Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug2, Bhola Thapa1

1Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Kathmandu University, P.O. Box 6250, Dhulikhel, Nepal

2Dept. Energy & Process Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, 7491, Norway


Publication link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960148118303537



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