Kathmandu University News

NOTICE FROM THE DIRECTORATE OF RDC

isms | 11 January, 2016 10:58

Our Ref. no. 01/2016                                                                                                                                         Date: 10/1/2016

NOTICE


All the Principal Investigators or Co- Principal Investigator or Project Coordinators are hereby sincerely reminded to issue new Employment Contract (refer www.ku.edu.np/research see Template 14) to their Project Staff and also obtain a one for self from their Employer with rates as directed in the GUIDELINES Remuneration Scheme (refer www.ku.edu.np/research Policy 1.6 Table 1, go to bottom page).

In the meantime also be informed to claim all kinds of incentives for the latter half of the month of December 2015 at the soonest possible based on earlier LOC (Letter of Contract). Copy of Attendance sheet based on electronic Sign-in and Sign-out is available with the Manger- RDC for your reference, based on which PIs are required to send a Memo for Payment mentioning the amount to be paid clearly stating the details of Bank Account maintained at the Nepal Investment Bank Limited in KU Extension Branch of Banepa.

The Employment Contract to be issued to the Project Staff shall not exceed a total period of One Year (you may indicate conditional possibility of extension). RDC Ref no. of each Project Staff can be obtained from the Directorate of RDC. Any of the Project Staff failing to produce electronic Sing-in and Sign- out shall be deprived of payment effective from the month of January 2016. Attendance record along with Memo for payment of the Salary and other Incentives must be submitted no later than 25th day of the Month Salary/incentives claim is made for.

For any assistance, please do not hesitate to visit Directorate of Research, Development and Consultancy during Office Hours.

Signed by the Director

Date: 10/1/2016

Place: Dhulikhel

A Colloquium on Particle Physics

isms | 10 January, 2016 15:35

A colloquium on “Voyage to the heart of matter & why Nepal should get on board” was organized at the CV Raman Auditorium of Kathmandu University on January 7, 2016. The speakers in the program were Dr. Kate Shaw from International Center for Theoretical Physics  (ICTP), Italy and Dr. Suyog Shrestha, & Dr. Joerg Stelzer from  European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), Switzerland.  The program was conducted from 11:00-12:00 and attended by faculty, staffs and students of School of Science and Engineering. Prof. Bhadraman Tuladhar, the founder member of Kathmandu University and Prof. Subodh Sharma, Director, RDC were also present on the occasion.

Before the colloquium, the guests had also visited the Plasma Physics Laboratory at School of Science.

Orientation to Freshers of MSc in Environment and Natural Resources

isms | 01 January, 2016 10:30

Students who have applied for admission in M.Sc. ENR to the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering are informed to attend Orientation Session as per the details that follows;

Date: 3 Jan 2016

Time: 11 am

Venue: Room No. 206 in Block 06, School of Science 


Subodh Sharma, Dr.
Professor and Head of the Department
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering

One-Day Seminar on Plasma Physics

isms | 28 December, 2015 21:51

A one-day seminar on plasma physics was organized on 27th of December 2015 to mark 10th year of the establishment of Plasma Physics Laboratory at the Department of Natural Sciences, School of Science, Kathmandu University (KU),Dhulikhel. The main objective of the program was to review the progress made in teaching and research in plasma physics in the past 10 years and set-up goals for the future.

DETAIL HERE

Admission Open for M. Phil. in Mathematics (Part Time) for the academic year 2016

isms | 28 December, 2015 21:36

Admission Open for M. Phil. in Mathematics


KATHMANDU UNIVERSITY

School of Science


Invites Applications

For

M. Phil. in Mathematics (Part Time) for the academic year 2016


Academic Program: M. Phil. by Course

Minimum Duration: 2½ years

Eligibility Criteria : A master degree in mathematics with a minimum of 16 years of schooling and having a minimum of 50% marks or CGPA 2.5 on the scale of 4 from the recognized universities.

Application form for the program can be obtained from the Department of Natural Sciences, Kathmandu University or can be downloaded from link. The department will evaluate the completed application form and selection will be made based on interview.

Application form should be correctly filled in. The form should be submitted to the department of Natural Sciences, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, with a non-refundable payment of Rs. 1250/-


Last date for form submission: February 15, 2016.

Form (Click Here to Download)


Contact Details:

Kathmandu University, School of Science
Dhulikhel, Kavre
P.O.Box 6250, Kathmandu Nepal


Or


Dr. D B Gurung

Graduate Program Coordinator

Department of Natural Sciences (Mathematics)
Phone: 9841247825
E-mail: db_gurung@ku.edu.np

NOTICE: Participation in Externally Funded Research Project Procedural Briefing-III

isms | 28 December, 2015 08:06

All project staff and faculty members involved in implementation of Externally Funded Research Projects are informed to attend a procedural briefing as follows:

Date: 31 December 2015

Time:  13:00-15.30

Venue: CV Raman Mini Auditorium


Subodh Sharma

Director- RDC

ADMISSION OPEN BSc. in Computer Science (February 2016 Intake)

isms | 25 December, 2015 20:07

KATHMANDU UNIVERSITY
School of Science / School of Engineering

BSc in Computer Science – February 2016 Intake
Admission Open

Kathmandu University announces the opening of admission to the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Program for February 2016 intake.

Candidates with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and 50% in Physics Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) or Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science (PMCs) in 10+2 or equivalent examinations are eligible to apply.

Candidates are required to take Computer-based Entrance Exam in PCM.

Instructions to the Applicants:

  1. Register your name for Computer-based Test (CBT) and fill up the online application form.

    • Candidates are required to register online before visiting the admissions office for admission cards.

    • CBT registration form and application form will be available online at http://apply.ku.edu.np/cs from December 25, 2015 to January 13, 2015.

    • A valid email id is required for registration.Confirmation link and confirmation code will be sent by email. Be sure to click on the confirmation link and enter the confirmation code.

    • Use the login credentials provided during CBT registration to log into the online application system.

    • Fill up the personal and academic information.

    • Partially completed forms can be saved and edited later, however, you will not be able to make any changes once the form is submitted.

    • Be sure to submit the completed online application form before the deadline.



  1. Pay the required CBT and admission application processing fee of Rs.1,250 to any one of the following KU accounts at any branch of the banks mentioned below. Note that late applicants are required to pay double fee of Rs. 2,500.


Account Name : Kathmandu University

Branch :   Any

Bank Account Information:

Nepal Investment Bank Ltd A/C No. : 00501030250009

Machhapuchchhre Bank Ltd A/C No. : 2022524044147028

Nabil Bank Ltd A/C No. : 0110010955102

  1. Obtain an admission card for the entrance exam.

    • Visit admissions office located at Block 08, KU main campus, Dhulikhel on January 12 or 13, 2016 between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM with your photo identification document (citizenship card, passport etc.), a photocopy of the identification document, 3 recent PP-size photographs and a bank voucher of Rs.1,250. Admission card can be obtained with double fee of Rs. 2,500 on January 15, 2016 between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

    • Make an appointment for CBT and collect admission card.



  1. Appear on Computer Based Entrance Exam.


  1.  
    • Appear at the examination hall at least 15 minutes before the commencement of the examination.

    • Do not forget to bring your admit card and identification document along with you.

    • Wrist watches and simple scientific calculators are allowed. Be sure to erase any formula or data written on the cover of your calculator or in its internal memory before bringing it to the exam.

    • Other electronic items and written materials are not permitted inside the examination hall.

    • Failing to comply with above guidelines may disqualify you from the admission process.



  1. Follow the announcements at http://ku.edu.np.

Notes:

  • Syllabi for entrance exam are available at http://apply.ku.edu.np/syllabi

  • Apply early to avoid rush close to the deadline.

  • Candidates with scores below 528 in the entrance exam are considered ineligible for admission.
  • Candidates who have passed all courses of Grade 11, have appeared in exams of Grade 12 and are awaiting the results can also apply on a provisional basis.
  • KUCAT 2015 candidates who have scored 528 or more in PCM may also submit Expression of Interest (EoI) for admission. EoI should be submitted to either Dean’s Office of School of Science or Dean’s Office of School of Engineering on or before January 13, 2016.

  • A limited number of scholarships are available for meritorious and financially needy students. The application for financial support is to be submitted at the time of admission.

ONLINE PRACTICE TEST

An online practice test will be available at: http://cbtdemo.ku.edu.np from December 25, 2015

The online practice test is intended to make the applicants familiar with the Computer Based Test (CBT) and has two parts with five questions each.

The number of questions, topics and difficulty level do not reflect the actual computer based entrance exam.

The actual computer based entrance exam:

  • has three parts: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, with 120 questions in total. Each part has 40 multiple choice questions.

  • is of 2 hours.

  • is not available online.

  • is graded on the scale of 0 – 2220.

KUBIC Conducts One-Day Training on Business Model

editorial | 25 December, 2015 11:52

24 December 2015

Kathmandu University Business Incubation Center (KUBIC) organized a one-day training on Business Model Canvas in cooperation with Kings College, Center for Innovation, Kathmandu, Nepal. Mr. Nanda Kishor Mandal and Mr. Ceaser Rana from Kings College conducted the training on Preparation of Business Model Canvas, Preparation on Business Plan and Financial Model of Business.

This program was conducted as a part of MoA between Kings College and KUBIC signed on 25 September 2015.

 There were 35 participants representing KUBIC companies (Ficus Biotech, Intellectual Center, GS Fiber, Gala Innovation, Turbine Design Services Pvt. Ltd., Datalab, ITI Initiative, Pragma Studios, The Opinio ), KU faculties and students. The participants discussed their business proposition, prepared a Business Model Canvas for their venture and presented them in consultation with experts.

The training program was moderated by Ms. Supriya Koirala, KUBIC, and the closing remarks were presented by Mr. Manoj Shakya, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

 

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DoCSE Students Win Prize in Ncell App Camp 2015

isms | 25 December, 2015 11:13

Team 'Pinpeaks', which comprised 5 students from Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has successfully won the Ncell App Camp 2015 under the category 'Tourism'. The competition, organized on December 22 by Ncell in partnership with Esewa, Nabil Bank, Met Life and KCM, witnessed a total of 728 ideas, among which 153 were submitted under the 'Tourism' category.

With team members Rohit Shrestha, Ritesh Jung Thapa, Sohil Lal Shrestha, Hilson Shrestha and Aatish Neupane, 'Pinpeaks' won the prize money of NRs. 2,50,000.

According to the team leader Rohit Shrestha, Pinpeaks, basically, is a simple android application which lets users identify, search and locate nearby mountains and hills of Nepal. He explained, "For a country full of high mountains and hills, trekkers will be highly benefitted with this app."

Officiating director of Nepal Tourism Board, Mr Sunil Sharma, was one of those impressed by the novelty of the application and its devotion towards tourism industry of Nepal.

 

 

 


 

Request to Save Power

isms | 25 December, 2015 11:06

All research laboratories and research centers  are informed of the Load Shedding Schedule on Main Campus as follows. University is trying to supply  electricity through Power Generator despite all difficulties even at the time of Load Shedding. All concerned are hereby requested not to use heavy equipment/instruments at the time when Power Generator is operating.

Hostels and Residence on Main Campus shall not receive electricity during this period.

Sunday: 9-10 am
Monday: 10-12 noon and 2-4 pm
Tuesday: 3- 4 pm
Wednesday: 12-2 pm
Friday: 2-4 pm

(please see the notice from Physical Facilities below)

Director- RDC

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Office of the Registrar
Directorate of Research, Development & Consultancy (RDC) 
Central Office, Dhulikhel, Kavre
GPO Box: 6250 Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 00977-11-661399  Fax: 00977-11-661443
(Director- Prof. Subodh Sharma; Manager- Mr. Biraj Pradhan; Project Finance Officer- Ms. Sarina Shrestha)
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KURC Wins First Prize

editorial | 24 December, 2015 18:05

On December 19, 2015, two teams from Kathmandu University Robotics Club (KURC) participated in Yantra 4.0 Art. Tech and Science Festival 2015 all Nepal Robotics Competition jointly organized by Robotics Association of Nepal, Karkhana and Siddhartha Art Foundation at Rajdal Nepal Army Camp in Lalitpur.

The project group of Abhishek Bhatta (CE fourth year), Amit Gupta (CE fourth year), Dipak Khadka (ME third year) and Sanjeev Humagain (EE fourth year) secured first position under the category Yantra Automatic Akhada”. They defeated Advanced College of Engineering and Management on the tough final. Similarly, the team of Jiten Thapa, Saurav Poudel and Sharayan Khatiwada from EE second year participated in “Yantra Manual Akhada”. The amount of first prize was 50,000.00 NRs.

Prof. Dr. Ramesh Kumar Maskey visited the venue as the mentor of the Club.

The Office of the Dean of School of Engineering extends its warm congratulations to KURC for their success.

 

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Telemedicine Training Conducted at KU

editorial | 23 December, 2015 11:48

A two-day (December 18-19, 2015) training on Telemedicine Video Consultation has been successfully conducted at Kathmandu University (KU) premises ( Block 08) and Dhulikhel Hospital.  

DETAIL HERE

 

Tender Notice for Installation of 10 kW Solar power system

isms | 18 December, 2015 16:48

18 December 2015

Call for expression of Interest for installation of 10 kW Solar power system

Kathmandu University School of Management is constructing new solar power system as secondary backup source of power of 10kW capacity. The construction will be done on roof top of KUSOM building located at BalkumariLalitpur.

In this regards, we would like to call expression of interest (EOI) from local companies for the design, installation and commission of solar power system with best available resources and technology.

Interested applicant should provide technical and financial details of the system along with EOI.

Technical proposal

  1. Designs should meet the minimum output detailed in technical specification.

  2. Proposals should outline all calculations, drawing and working which explain how their proposed design provides this output. This should justify the overall system design, and the selection of each component given the key design principles listed below.

  3. Detailed layout of PV installation and power management plan.
    • Installation work plan, timeline and management plan.
    • Operation and maintenance training requirements, schedule and plan, and any additional suggestions regarding the management of maintenance.

    • Last date of submission is 24 Dec 2015. 

    4. The proposals must state what the warranty period is for all components and what the operation and maintenance requirements are. Proposals should demonstrate that they have authorized service centres or repair centres for the technology they are providing.

    •  

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Tender Notice for Multi-Purpose Hall Block No. (21)

isms | 18 December, 2015 16:45

 

 

 

Admission open for M.Sc. Environment and Natural Resources (Re-announced) -

isms | 18 December, 2015 14:21

KATHMANDU UNIVERSITY

School of Science

Department of Environmental Science and Engineering

Announces Admission open for

M.Sc. Environment and Natural Resources

(re-announced)

 

Eligibility: The general requirement for entry into the MSc ENR programme is 50% marks or CGPA of more than 2.0 with a 4-year undergraduate science degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Forestry and allied subject areas. There is also a possibility to take one elective 3-credit course on Human Values and Personal Transformation as part of MSc program given by highly stem scholar from Bhutan and Nepal and is appreciated by students as transformative experiences to commit and care for better environment.

Deserving applicants shall receive scholarships available through the NORHED SUNREM-Himalaya Project. The last date to apply is Dec 30, 2015.

 

Special thesis topics to receive research funding support include:

  • Sustainable resource management in the changing climate context

  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation with reference to agriculture, water resources and urban environments.

  • MAPs and NTFPs as a means for livelihood security and climate change adaptation.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit Graduate Application Forms along with application fee of Rs. 1250 (non-refundable) to:

 

Office of the Head of the Department (Block-06, Rm. 110)
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (DESE)
School of Science, Kathmandu University
Dhulikhel-7, Kavre

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