Kathmandu University News

Dr. Bisht Got a Research Paper Published

isms | 09 February, 2017 20:21

Dr. Gunjan Bisht, Assistant Professor of Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, got a paper entitled “Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Assisted Synthesis of Stimuli-Responsive Magnetic Poly(N-Isopropylacrylamide)-Ferrite Biocompatible Nanocomposites for Targeted and Controlled Drug Delivery” publiished in International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials (Taylor & Francis online), a peer-reviewed SCIE indexed journal.

This paper deals with the synthesis of Poly (N-Isopropyl acrylamide)-Ferrite nanocomposites(PNCs) using supercritical fluid technology and study on its drug loading and release activity for targeted and controlled drug delivery.

The paper is available at the given link:


AEC announces National River Summit- 2017

isms | 06 February, 2017 10:10

In partnership with the National River Conservation Trust (NRCT), Aquatic Ecology Centre of School of Science, Kathmandu University successfully hosted the first ever river summit in Nepal in the bank of Sunkoshi River. The first summit brought more than 200 participants representing scientific community, policymakers, students and activists and farmers and fishermen. The summit highlighted pertinent issues related with rivers and advocated for their sustainable use and management. The summit brought out a 15-point Sunkoshi Declaration which was submitted to the parliamentarians before the country’s new constitution was promulgated in 2015.

The second river summit will be organized on March on the banks of the Trishuli River. It aims to bring wide range of stakeholders to discuss challenges and sustainable use of rivers. The deliberations will identify approaches for better management of river water in Nepal.

Nepal is going to federal systems and the issues of rivers, most of which are transboundary on federal states that will need strategies to resolve disputes. In tourism section, not many people know, Nepal the World's best whitewater rafting and Kayaking destination but may not remain for that long if we would not take the initiation to conserve the Nepal’s river. Therefore, the second National River Summit will also highlight these issues and aim to improve understanding around it.

As a post summit activity, there will be elevan days long rafting in the river Karnali from Upper Karnali dam site to Chisapani.

For tentative program, see the attachment.

Anybody interested to submit papers or posters, please write to aec@ku,edu,np

with the title of the same NO LATER THAN 30 FEB 2017.

Subodh Sharma, Co-Chair (TECHNICAL)

RDC announces Research Grants for Thesis to Graduate Students

isms | 02 February, 2017 07:41

Kathmandu University, through its Research, Development and Consultancy Directorate, will identify, select and award Rs. 50,000/- (Rupees Fifty Thousand only) financial support to the Masters’ level students for their water governance related thesis works  through agreement with HELVETAS Nepal for the academic year 2017.

Any students interested along with their Supervisor(s) are informed to express willingness to apply for funding to the address below no later than 13 Feb 2017.

Subodh Sharma

Director- Research

RDC announces Opportunity under Erasmus +

isms | 02 February, 2017 07:36


Mobility for Learners and Student

Inter Institutional Agreement 2016-17

Phase- II

Between Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal,


University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

An agreement for Phase-II was signed under the auspices of Erasmus+ Mobility for Learners and Student between Kathmandu University, Nepal and University of Salzburg, Austria and completed on 14th November 2016 facilitated by Prof.  Dr. Subodh Sharma, Director of Research, Development & Consultancy (RDC) on behalf of Kathmandu University. The Directorate announces opportunities for an exchange visit of one faculty of GIS and Remote Sensing and one PhD scholar registered at Kathmandu University (KU) and applying GIS and Remote Sensing in research, for short term visit to the Department of Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg (UniS), Austria. This visit for faculty will be between Mid June to July, and student’s stay will be from Mid April to July this year.


Pre-requisites for faculty / PhD students coming from KU to UniS, besides others are as follows:


 -       Candidates must be a Full Time Junior Faculty and a PhD student (preferably Full Time) from the Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering or Department of Environmental Science and Engineering.

-       The candidates should submit a short proposal about what they would like to do, should have command on English language, with good hands-on experience of working with GIS and Remote sensing software.

-       Should demonstrate their previous work in the field of Natural Resources Management/Disaster Management through publications or oral/poster presentations in any International Seminars/Conferences.


Contact: Dr. Rabindra Bista (Email: rbista@ku.edu.np), Erasmus Unit, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, for submission of Application, no later than March 03, 2017.


Notice for Non-Teaching - Cognitive and Performance Test

isms | 01 February, 2017 14:37

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