Kathmandu University News

Joint Proposal on Capacity Building Successful

isms | 07 April, 2014 08:53

Joint Proposal on Capacity Building Successful

A proposal titled "Capacity Building for Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services of Wetlands in Relation to Global Change" submitted to APN jointly by Centre for Inland Waters of Tropical Asia, India and Aquatic Ecology Centre, KU, has been successful.

APN’s Inter-Governmental Meeting (IGM), the decision-making body for all of APN’s activities, made the final decision on the advice of APN’s Scientific Planning Group (SPG) and Capacity Development Committee (CDC).

This year’s awards were approved on 21 March 2014 at the 19th IGM in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

NTNU Awards Honorary Doctorate to Dr. Sharma

isms | 04 April, 2014 08:59

NTNU Awards Honorary Doctorate to Dr. Sharma


28 March 2014

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) honored Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, the founding Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University, with the degree of 'Doctor Honoris Causa' in a special ceremony at Trondheim, Norway, on 28 March, 2014.

The Board of the NTNU had decided to award Dr. Sharma for recognition of his significant contribution to the development of higher education in Nepal. The Board stated: “Your work in many ways personifies our university's mission ‘Knowledge for a better world’”.

Dr. Sharma was the first Nepalese recipient of such a prestigious award from NTNU.

At a special ceremony Prof. Gunnar Bovim, Rector of NTNU, bestowed a certificate of Doctor of Honoris Causa' and a golden ring to Dr. Sharma.

On behalf of the Kathmandu University, Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, Registrar, Prof. Dr. Panna Thapa, Controller of Examinations, Prof. Dr. Sitaram Adhikari, former registrar, and Mrs. Urmila Sharma, spouse of Dr. Sharma, were present in the occasion.

In his reception lecture Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma expressed his gratitude to the NTNU family and remarked that this honour was rather conferred to the ‘academic community of Nepal’.

Prof. Gunnar Bovim congratulated Dr. Sharma. He said that Dr. Sharma was awarded for his unique effort to build a distinctive university in impoverished Nepal. He further remarked that Dr. Sharma's basic idea was that schools and universities should not be an isolated part of society where a select few would have increased access to knowledge, but rather a venue for all to increase the welfare of the entire population of the country.

We, the Kathmandu University family extend our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma!!



World Bank Vice President at KU

isms | 03 April, 2014 08:03

World Bank Vice President at KU

26 March 2014
Dhulikhel, Kavre

Mr. Philippe H. Le Houerou, Vice President of the World Bank, interacted with KU Officials and the students in the central campus.

Mr. Houerou observed Turbine Testing Lab (TTL), which received World Bank support through University Grants Commission (UGC) under Second Higher Education Project (SHEP), matching grant scheme.

Kathmandu University School of Engineering and School of Science are also accredited through Quality Assurance Assessment (QAA) in 2013 as per SHEP. The high level visit of the World Bank was significant for reviewing the achievements made by KU through SHEP.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha welcomed Mr. Houerou, Vice President, and Mr. Johannes Zutt, the Country Director of World Bank to Nepal and highlighted the mission, vision and approaches of Kathmandu University. Dr. Shrestha also appreciated the contribution made by the World Bank for quality education particularly in developing countries like Nepal. Furthermore, he assured that the University is committed to implement the program for serving quality education to the needy people of the community.

Mr. Houerou expressed satisfactory remarks on the achievements made by Kathmandu University.

Prof. Dr. Mahesh Banskota, Dean of School of Arts, and Prof. Subash KC, Dean of School of Management, shared their experience and views regarding the program supported by the World Bank. Three students also shared their experiences at KU.

Prof. Dr. Hridayaratna Bajracharya, Technical Advisor of the SHEP Program, UGC, highlighted the success of the implemented programs in different institutions in the country. Prof. Dr. Mahendra Singh, Member of UGC Board, expressed gratitude to the World Bank and also stressed the need of third project for overall quality assurance of the higher education institutions of Nepal.

Prof. Dr. Jyoti Upadhyay presented an assessment report of the completed programs supported by SHEP Program at Kathmandu University.

Prof. Dr. Sanjay Nath Khanal, Director of Affiliation Affairs, coordinated the interaction program.



National River Summit 2014 (24-27 Sept) to be organized by DESE

isms | 30 March, 2014 04:33

National River Summit 2014 is going to be organized from 24-27 September 2014 by the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering in collaboration with National River Conservation Trust and Biosphere Association. A meeting is called on 31st March for the formation of a Local Organizing Committee.

For more details [Click Here].

Mr. Duwadi Publishes in IATEFL Voices

isms | 30 March, 2014 04:27

Mr. Duwadi Publishes in IATEFL Voices

Mr. Eak Prasad Duwadi, Assistant Professor of English at Humanities and Management Unit, got an article published in IATEFL Voices 237 (March–April 2014). The paper, entitled “Effective Reading,” gives solid strategies for learners to critically engage with reading. This is the third of Mr. Duwadi's publication in IATEFL Voices.

Full text of the article is available at:


Voices is a research-based publication of International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL), published six times a year. It is subscribed by English Teaching communities all over the world.

Call for Application: Logo design of One Village One Product (OVOP)

isms | 29 March, 2014 03:08

Call for Application: Logo design of One Village One Product (OVOP)


Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DOCSE), in association with Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), organizing an OVOP logo design competition. All interested Students, Faculties and Staffs are invited to participate.

There is no limitation in the number of participants. Participants can apply individually or in a group (group members should not exceed 5).

The selected logo will be used as an official logo for OVOP Nepal and will be rewarded with a cash prize of NRs. 30,000. 

Application Deadline: 9 April 2014.


For further information, please contact the following faculties from DOCSE.


Pankaj Dawadi (pdawadi@ku.edu.np)

Dhiraj Shrestha (dhiraj@ku.edu.np)



Click to download the application form.



Mr. Pant Presents on ICT in Education

isms | 25 March, 2014 16:08

Mr. Pant Presents on ICT in Education

Mr.  Padam Raj Pant, a staff of computer department at the School of Education, presented a paper titled “Virtual Classroom with moodle, the Best Practice Using ICT in Education” at FNCCI Hall of Hetauda, Makawanpur.

The workshop, titled Use of ICT in Education, was jointly organized by ICT Association of Nepal, Ministry of Education and Consulate General of India Birgung, Nepal (CG Birgung), on 14 March 2014.



DoCSE Signs MoU with HeNN

isms | 25 March, 2014 13:16

On  23 March 2014, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DoCSE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Help Nepal Network(HeNN). The purpose of this MoU is to establish partnership between the two institutions to conduct research and development in the field of ICT for Education.

Dr. Manish Pokharel, Associate Professor and Head, DoCSE, and Mr. Arun Singh Basnet, President, HeNN – Nepal Chapter, signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations.


Notice for Biomass Stove Testing Lab - Student Support Program

isms | 25 March, 2014 12:16

Dr. Jha Publishes Scientific Paper

isms | 24 March, 2014 09:00

Dr. Jha Publishes Scientific Paper

The project report  by Dr. Bibhuti Ranjan Jha titled 'Study of the advance and scientific fish sampling techniques and their assessment for the application in Nepalese conditions' submitted to Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, College of Natural Resources and Environment (CNRE), Virginia Tech, USA, has been published.

The work was carried out during the Fulbright tenure starting August 2013 till February 2014. The report is accepted by Virginia Tech Central library and is available at: http://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/handle/10919/46630

Tender Notice for Block (09) and (10)

isms | 24 March, 2014 05:41


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isms | 22 March, 2014 01:22

Invitation for Phd Candidates- Department of Development Studies - School of Arts - Kathmandu University

isms | 20 March, 2014 05:29

TTL Celebrates Second Anniversary

isms | 20 March, 2014 05:13

TTL Celebrates Second Anniversary

March 18, 2014

Turbine Testing Lab [TTL], Kathmandu University, celebrated its second anniversary at TTL Auditorium, in the presence of the Board of Trustees, Vice Chancellor, Registrar, Deans and Associate Deans of different Schools, Professors, Associate and Assistant Professors, Lecturers, Staffs along with contributors.

The program started with a welcome speech of Dr. Hari Prasad Neopane, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering. In the program the official second edition issue of TTL magazine was released by the Chair of Board of Trustees Mr. Daman Nath Dhungana and Vice Chancellor Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha. In the occasion Prof. Bim Prasad Shrestha, Associate Dean, School of Engineering, shared his thoughts and gave vote of thanks to all invitees.

In the second phase of the program all the invitees visited Turbine Testing Lab and its facilities. 


WASH 2014 Kicks Off

isms | 17 March, 2014 06:14

WASH 2014 Kicks Off

The four day long National Level Training on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene 2014 (WASH 2014) kicked off on 17 March at CV Raman Auditorium, Kathmandu University.

The third session in the series of WASH trainings that started in 2012, WASH 2014 started with opening remarks by Prof. Dr. Bim Prasad Shrestha, Dean of Research, School of Engineering, KU. Prof. Shrestha highlighted  the endeavors of establishing KU as a hub for WASH and stressed the importance of WASH both as an academic subject and a practical issue.

The opening program progressed with a short remark by Mr. Ashutosh Tiwari, Country  Representative of Water Aid, who outlined a short history of the program as well as the activities of Water Aid in relation with KU. He further expressed the importance of the role played by universities at educating as well as creating awareness in local communities.


    Mr. Ashutosh Tiwari, Country Representative, Water Aid speaking during the inaugural ceremony of WASH 2014

WASH 2014 is participated by a diverse group of people including personnel from various NGOs/INGOs, health sectors, civil engineering, media and students of various institutions.

Updates of the four-day training will be available at 


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