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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!!
isms | 03 April, 2014 08:03
World Bank Vice President at KU
26 March 2014
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.
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.
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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:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dhiraj Shrestha (email@example.com)
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.
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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.
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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.