isms | 20 March, 2014 05:29
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.
isms | 17 March, 2014 06:14
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
isms | 16 March, 2014 02:55
Dr. Pandey Publishes in International Journal
Dr. Bishnu Prasad Pandey, Assistant Professor at the Department of Natural Science, published a research article in Journal of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, a reputed international journal. The article entitled on “Identification of the specific electron transfer protein, ferredoxin, and ferredoxin reductase for CYP105D7 in Streptomyces avermitilis MA4680” is available online in the following link:
isms | 14 March, 2014 08:36
Mr. Subedi Presents a Paper in SAARC Literary Festival
Mr. Prakash Subedi, Lecturer in English at School of Arts, presented a paper entitled "Images of War in South Asian Poetry" at the SAARC Literary Festival, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The festival was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, at the National Musuem. Organized by the WRITE Foundation, the Bangladesh chapter of the Foundation of SAARC Writers, on February 27-28, the festival was focused on the theme "Beyond Borders: Towards Trust and Reconciliation." It was attended by noted scholars, academics, and writers from all the eight SAARC countries including Nepal.
Details of the festival are available in these links:
isms | 12 March, 2014 09:41
Mr. Gupta Presents a Research Work in IEEE Conference
The conference was held in Bharati Vidyapeeth's Institute of Computer Applications and Management (BVICAM), New Delhi, India, during 5–7 March 2014.
The research was a joint work of Mr. Gupta and Mr. Bikash Dhakal, an M. E. (Computer Engineering) student.
Detail of the Conference is available at:
isms | 09 March, 2014 11:42
isms | 05 March, 2014 07:48
H.E. Ranjit Rae, Ambassador of India to Nepal visits KU
4 March 2014
His Excellency Ranjit Rae, Ambassador of India to Nepal paid a visit to Kathmandu University and Dhulikhel Hospital on 3 March 2014.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha welcomed H. E. Ambassador and briefed about the university, its programs and various activities. H. E. Ambassador asked several questions and expressed willingness to collaborate with higher academic institutions of Nepal like Kathmandu University.
In the meeting, KU officials highlighted some areas of mutual interest that KU would like to enhance its activities with Indian Institutions particularly with the government of India.H. E. Ambassador Ranjit Rae made a short tour of the campus and visited CV Raman Auditorium, Library and Pharmacy Block at Central Premises. He also observed departments and the centers of Dhulikhel Hospital.
isms | 05 March, 2014 07:46
Dr. Ken Ohashi delivers a special talk at KU
4 March 2014
Dr. Ken Ohashi, former Country Representative of World Bank to Nepal delivered a special talk on 'Why has Nepal fallen behind in development so far, and how can Nepal change it?' in a program organized by Kathmandu University on 26 February 2014.
Dr. Ohashi outlined the global developmental scenario and highlighted the features of East Asian development models along with pros and cons of each models. He pointed that innovativeness and inclusiveness are the key aspects of development for any country. Democratic stable government is a prerequisite for achieving sustainable development of the nation, he stressed.
Dr. Ohashi shared his views regarding the causes of underdevelopment of Nepal that he recollected during his stay in Nepal from 2000 to 2007 AD. He suggested that society has to change its conventional thoughts of working style, existing culture bounded norms and values for gearing up the development process.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha welcomed Dr. Ohashi and his octogenarian mother at the University. Prof. Dr. Mahesh Banskota, Dean, School of Arts has moderated and briefed Dr. Ohashi's contribution to the development sector, particularly for developing countries. On behalf of the University, Prof. Bim Shrestha expressed vote of thanks to him.
Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, Registrar, students and teaching and non-teaching staffs of Kathmandu University and invitees from World Bank, Japanese Embassy, JICA and KOICA were present in the talk program.
isms | 04 March, 2014 08:32
Kathmandu University Ph.D. Admission
The Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Science, Kathmandu University announces the availability of fellowships for conducting Ph.D. research in the field of “Sustainable Natural Resources Management and Climate Change” and specific topics dealing with:
Eligibility for admission into the Ph.D. program at the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Science, Kathmandu University are as follows:
Interested and eligible applicants are encouraged to apply at the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (contact information below) by submitting a completed application form (available at the DESE webpage http://www.ku.edu.np/env/, downloads) along with the following documents:
Applications are to be submitted to the Head, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, by 31st May 2014. Short-listed candidates will be called for interview and asked to present their proposals for Ph.D. research. Selected candidate(s) will be registered and enroll in the Ph.D. program by August 2014. Priority will be given to female and/or applicants from disadvantaged/marginalized groups. Fellowships will cover all tuition fees, field and laboratory research expenses and will include a nominal monthly stipend.
For further information or to submit an application contact:
The Head, Department of Environmental Science and EngineeringSchool of Science, Kathmandu University
isms | 04 March, 2014 04:11
isms | 03 March, 2014 07:07
isms | 01 March, 2014 02:44
Call for Papers
First Annual Conference on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene 2014
Kathmandu University is organizing the First Annual Conference on 21 March 2014 with the aim of bringing together the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) issues within the nation. Through this conference the organizers hope to augment critical and interdisciplinary discussions on various aspects of the WASH sector. We welcome presentations of papers based on recent researches.
Registration Charge: Rs. 1000/- (for a student
project, Rs. 500/-)
Date of the Conference: Friday, 21 March 2014.
Venue of the Conference: Kathmandu Univesity, Dhulikhel, Kavre.
Detail of the conference can be obtained from:
1. Prof. Dr. Bim Prasad
Prof. Dr. Sanjay Nath Khanal (9801210010)
isms | 01 March, 2014 02:28
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
NATIONAL LEVEL TRAINING ON WATER SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH)
17 – 20 March 2014
After the completion of the two National level trainings on water sanitation and hygiene; Kathmandu University, Department of Environment Science & Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering invite application for a four-day “National Training on Water Sanitation and Hygiene WASH)” from 17 to 20 March at the University premises in Dhulikhel. The training is being organized in collaboration with Water Aid in Nepal and will be facilitated by both in-house University experts and external experts from several WASH-related organizations
The main objectives of this training are:
i. Focus on technical aspects and practical approaches on WASH with appropriate case studies and field visits
ii. Capacity building of participants in WASH delivery programs
iii. Further development of networking in WASH
Registration Fee : Rs. 4,000/- per participant (Accommodation, field visit and closing social event)
Target Participants : WASH practitioners: Sanitation workers and Public Health professionals
Deadline for application : March 9th 2014
Application should be submitted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further enquiry contact:
Suman Dhun Shrestha : 9841342001
Matina Shakya : 9841665561
Biomass Stove Testing Lab : (011)-661399 Ext. 0305 (9 A.M – 4 P.M)
Stay updated through http://washtrainingatku.blogspot.com and
Note: The registration fee is to be paid out only after the selection of candidates is carried out by the university.
isms | 01 March, 2014 02:16
Mr. Purusottam Kharel, Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, presented a paper in the 4th IEEE International Conference held in Gurgaon, India, during 21-22 February 2014.
His paper was entitled “E-Government Implementing Challenges Verification Using Fuzzy Logic.”
The detail of the presentation is available at http://www.ku.edu.np/cse/?p=824 .