Kathmandu University News

New Publications by Dr. Gajendra Sharma

editorial | 13 March, 2016 13:30

Dr. Gajendra Sharma, Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has got the following papers published recently:
1. "Big Data for New Industrialization and Urbanization Development: A Case Study in Chinese Cities."  International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications, Vol. 6, Issue 3, pp. 45-53, 2016.

Available at: 

Nepal Earthquake 2015: Lesson Learned and Mechanisms of Reducing Disaster Risk." Journal of Safety and Crisis Management
, Vol. 5 No. 2, pp. 21-28​, 2015.


Available at: 


Notice for attending Plantation Program

isms | 10 March, 2016 12:11

Invitation: Inaugural Ceremony of Silver Jubilee Celebration

editorial | 09 March, 2016 18:10

Kathmandu University invites all the faculties, staffs and students to the inaugural ceremony of the Silver Jubiliee Celebration, being held in the Main Campus on 11 March 2016, Friday, at 11:45 am.

Rt. Hon'ble President of Nepal, Bidhya Devi Bhandari will grace the ceremony as the Chief Guest.

Rt. Hon'ble Prime Minister, and Chancellor of Kathmandu University, KP Sharma Oli will preside over the ceremony. 

Please carry along your Identity Cards.







Call for Volunteers - 2016 World Wood Day

isms | 08 March, 2016 10:18

The 2016 World Wood Day theme "Nature and Culture" with purpose to raise awareness of wood as an eco-friendly renewable biomaterial and demonstrate the key role of wood in a sustainable future will begin on March 19th and conclude on March 25th. Nepal is chosen as the host country for the main celebration because of its diversity, both geographically and culturally. This international celebration will take place in Kathmandu - capital of Nepal which brings over 350 participants from over 100 countries worldwide.  Events include Wood Design, Woodcraft, Wood Architecture, Folk Art Workshop, Symposium, Music Performance, Children Event and City tour.

(For more information, please visit the event website at http://www.worldwoodday.org/2016/about.php ).

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is seeking the involvement of 50 volunteers from Kathmandu University for this mega event. Therefore, interest candidates are request to register via the following Google link within 14 March 2016.


Orientation program will be held on 18 March 2016 at Kathmandu.

Shortlisted students will be informed by emails only.


KU Contact Person:

Prakash Giri                        - Researcher - 9860656553

Abhishek Pokharel          - Environment Science and Engineering - 9842203872

Ruben Maharjan              - Computer Science - 9841733658

Karuna Budhathoki         - Environment Science and Engineering - 9849113438

Subarna Basnet                - Mechanical Engineering - 9843133944

Pragati Poudel                   - Mechanical Engineering - 9843498834

Samir Khadka                     - Mechanical Engineering -

Bimal Raj Khatri                 - Mechanical Engineering -

Prof. Tuladhar Participates in International Conference

editorial | 07 March, 2016 04:54

Prof. Dr. Bhadra Man Tuladhar, former Registrar and Dean, participated in the international conference on Gravitation, Cosmology and Continuum Mechanics held at Bauman Moscow State Technical University during 3-4 March 2016.

The conference was dedicated to the centenary of Kirill Petrovich Staniukovich

Prof. Tuladhar served in the Organizing Committee and addressed both the opening and closing ceremonies. 


Vacancy Announcement for Research Fellow

isms | 04 March, 2016 14:35

Wastewater Treatment Project (WWTP) in the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (DESE) under the School of Science, Kathmandu University (KU) is seeking a candidate in the position of Research Fellow. The incumbent will be stationed in DESE and work under the direct supervision of Principal Investigator of the Project and guidance of Research Directorate and Consultancy (RDC). Remuneration and other benefits will be as per the RDC, KU rules and regulations.


Key Roles and Responsibilities


1.    RF will work in the Project Cell situated in DESE premises of Dhulikhel campus.  The candidate is also expected to work in the Full Scale Wastewater Treatment Facilities in and around of KU. Field visits to the sites and participation in the International Events under the captioned topic are also anticipated.


2.    RF will play a role of leading Researcher in carrying out the activities of the project.


3.    RF will investigate the issues of wastewater collection and treatment of including the Reed-bed treatment systems in Banepa, Dhulikhel and Panauti Municipalities.


4.    RF will play a key role in organizing workshop, conference, symposium, seminar and other events in KU or in Nepal in general.


5.    RF will take actions, prepare documentation and carry out follow-ups essential for writing proposals, periodic reports and final reports of the project.


6.    RF will take actions, prepare documentation and follow-up essential for grant seeking, taking IWA and other membership to DESE, subscription of journals and other publications


7.    RF will communicate and liaise with the Dean's Office, RDC, other Administration Units and Finance office in purchasing the office items, laboratory accessories and taking approvals.


8.    RF will communicate and liaise with the Municipalities, Research Agencies and Government Authorities in carrying out the project activities as well as organizing events.


9.    RF will co-ordinate and take a lead role in designing, constructing and operating the anaerobic digester (including retrofitting and rehabilitation works), extension of rock filter and Pilot-scale Wastewater Treatment Plant for managing domestic, institutional and laboratory wastewater in Central and well as other KU Campuses.


10. RF will also supervise subordinates (Research Associate, Research Assistants, field engineers, student interns) as per the need. 


Required qualifications and Competencies

The candidate is expected to have at least Doctoral Degree in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering (Specialization in Water and Wastewater Treatment), Chemical Engineering (Specialization in Water and Wastewater Treatment) or Bio-chemical Engineering. Prior Experiences in projects similar to the captioned one is considered as an added advantage.   All interested candidates are requested to submit the completely filled in application form, copy of citizenship certificate or passport, the updated CV and copies of educational certificates and testimonials of work experience in hard copy by March 11, 2016 to the following address:


Nawa Raj Khatiwada, D. Eng.

Principal Investigator

Wastewater Treatment Project (WWTP)

Environmental Engineering Field of Study

Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (DESE)

School of Science, Kathmadnu University

Dhulikhel, Kavre


Admission date extension for MS by Research in Chemistry

isms | 04 March, 2016 08:48



 Kathmandu University, School of Science announces admission for the MS (Master) by Research program in Chemistry, in collaboration with Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).

Eligibility: Students, who have completed 4 years undergraduate program in Chemistry and other relevant fields with minimum 60% in aggregate or 2.5 CGPA, are eligible to apply.

Selected applicants will receive scholarship through the TWAS

Only shortlisted candidates will be informed for interview.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit graduate application form until 11th  March 2016 to the following address

Office of the School of Science (Block -06)

Kathmandu University

Dhulikhel-7, Kavre


Tel. 011-661399/2232


isms | 01 March, 2016 11:00

March 1, 2016



Digital Learning Research Lab (DLR Lab) in Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Kathmandu University is a newly established lab to promote and enhance teaching and learning activities through Information Communication and Technology (ICT). In alignment with this objective, the grant from IDRC, Canada and FIT-ED, Philippines has awarded Kathmandu University to conduct a research on Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). The duration of the project is one year and starts from March 1, 2016. To know more about MOOC, please visit the link below:


It is with this background that MOOC project, in Digital Learning Research Laboratory, is seeking to recruit two part-time Research Assistants (RAs) who are very hard working and pro-active.

Responsibilities of Research Assistant #1 (RA-1):

·         Participate in data collection and data analysis.

·         Prepare research report under the guidance of Project Leader/Principal Investigators.

·         Provide administrative support and help organize and prioritize researchers’ workflow.

·         Perform other duties as necessary.

Required qualifications for RA-1:

Candidates should have at least a Bachelor degree in Information Technology or Social Sciences (Education). The candidate must have good communication skills both in English and Nepali. Knowledge of Statistical tools is preferred.


Responsibilities of Research Assistant #2 (RA-2):

·         Provide Technical Support (Server Configuration, Video editing etc)

·         Prepare research report under the guidance of Project Leader/Principal Investigators.

·         Provide administrative support and help organize and prioritize researchers’ workflow.

·         Perform other duties as necessary.

Required qualifications for RA-2:

Candidates should have at least a Bachelor degree in Information Technology or Computer Science. The candidate must have good communication skills both in English and Nepali. Knowledge of Digital Learning is preferred.



Salary and benefits in accordance with Kathmandu University pay scale depending on working hours.


How to apply?

To apply, send followings to Mr. Manoj Shakya, Project Leader, via email (manoj@ku.edu.np).

1.      Cover Letter mentioning your current research and relevance (Please specify RA-1, RA-2 or both).

2.      Academic Transcripts and Certificates (Masters and/or Bachelor)

3.      Complete CV

Please use the title "Research Assistant – MOOC” in all email correspondences. No phone calls will be entertained.


Deadline: Monday March 7, 2016 11:59 PM local time.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Interview data will be informed via email on March 8, 2016.



Digital Learning Research Laboratory (DLR Lab)

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

School of Engineering | Kathmandu University

Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal.

KU Students' Earthquake Narratives Published in a Book

editorial | 25 February, 2016 11:40

American author Mr. Don Morreale, who taught in the Humanities and Management Unit during September 2015, got a collection of KU students' reflections/narratives on the April 25 earthquake published in a book by Coyosky Publications, Denver, USA.

The book is entitled Aftershocks: Survivor's Tales of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake. Students of the BBIS, Computer Engineering,  Electrical Engineering and Pharmacy programs at KU main campus have been the book's principal contributors. 

Mr. Morreale plans to donate all the proceeds to an organization working in Nepal for rehabilitation and rebuilding.


One Day Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights

isms | 24 February, 2016 14:35

Create new ideas and protect these ideas

Kathmandu University

is organizing

a One Day Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights



21 March 2016

Time: 9:30 – 15:30 Hours

Register and confirm your seats as soon as possible

Deadline for registration: 7 March 2016


 Jyoti Upadhyaya, Professor of Statistics and

Head, Department of Natural Sciences

Kathmandu University



Email: drjdevkota@ku.edu.np

Mobile: 9841539845 

Program Detail:  http://www.ku.edu.np/news/gallery/1/IPRAnnouncement.pdf

Admission Open to Master in Land Administration

editorial | 16 February, 2016 20:45

KU Students Participate in JENESYS- 2015

editorial | 16 February, 2016 12:45

Mr. Ravi Raj Shrestha (Graduate Student at Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering), Mr. Sunil Khadka (Graduate Student at Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering), Mr. Gaurav BC (Graduate Student at Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering) and Mr. Anil K.C. (Undergraduate Student at Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering) have attended invitation programme for SAARC countries 1st Batch: Energy under Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youth (JENESYS) 2015 programme in Japan from Jan 17 – 27, 2015.


Scholarship Notice of Undergraduate Level, 2014 Batch

isms | 15 February, 2016 10:05


Tender Notice for Computer and Accessories Supply

isms | 15 February, 2016 08:57

Workshop/Seminar on Scientific Communication

editorial | 13 February, 2016 19:11

The Directorate of Research, Development and Consultancy (RDC) is organizing a Workshop/Seminar on Scientific Communication as follows:
Date: 17 February 2016
Time: 13:00-15:30  
Venue: Senate Room, CV Raman Block
The session is particularly relevant for undergraduate and graduate level students preparing to report their research/project works.
All interested are invited to attend.
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