isms | 05 August, 2011 09:53
Department of Environmental Science & Engineering
Kathmandu University, School of Science, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering announces admissions open for M. Sc. Environment and Natural Resources, M. S. by Research in Glaciology (in collaboration with ICIMOD and funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs), and Pre-M. Sc. bridge-course programs.
ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION INTO M. Sc./Pre-M. Sc.
Students who have completed 4 years undergraduate programs in Environmental Science, Agriculture, Forestry, or other related field of study with minimum 2.5 CGPA or 50% or more in aggregate marks are eligible to apply. Fresh graduates from 3-year undergraduate programs will be required to take a 1-year pre-M.Sc. bridge course beginning in August 2011. Applications for the Pre-M.Sc. bridge course can be also submitted during the period specified below.
ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION INTO M. S. by Research in Glaciology
Students having completed a 4‐year Bachelor’s degree in Hydrology, Meteorology, Geosciences, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering or Civil Engineering with minimum 2.5 CGPA or 50% or more in aggregate marks are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to qualified female candidates, marginalized groups and candidates with sound health and high altitude field work experience.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS
Application forms are available at the administration office, School of Science, Block 06, Dhulikhel, Kavre, or on-line at the Kathmandu University, School of Science, Department of Environmental Science & Engineering website (Graduate Application Form). Submit completed application form and application fee of Rs. 800 along with photocopies of previous academic and citizenship certificates to the department office at Dhulikhel, Kavre.
Last date of submission of application is 25th August 2011.
Only short listed candidates will be informed to appear for interview on Friday, 26th August 2011. Orientation and classes will commence from Sunday, 28th August, 2011.
For more information contact:
Roshan M. Bajracharya, Ph.D., Head
Department of Environmental Science & Engineering
Phone: 9851049645 or 011-661399 (ext. 2238)
isms | 03 August, 2011 09:23
Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University (KU) and Dr. Andreas Schild, Director of International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has signed Letter of Agreement (LoA) for “Monitoring and assessment of changes in Glaciers, Snow and Glacio-hydrology in the Hindu Kush - Himalayas with a special focus on strengthening the capacity of Nepalese organizations (The HKH Cryosphere Monitoring Project)” on 31 July 2011.
The goal of the project is to contribute significantly to improved knowledge and understanding of the cryosphere by analysing changes in glaciers, snow and glacio-hydrology in relation to impacts of climate change on water resource management in the HKH region.
The Cryosphere Monitoring Project has been planned with the objective of achieving the following outcomes:
1) Relevant and reliable cryospheric data (glacier and snow) timely produced and used for water resource assessments by operational services and research institutions.
2) Relevant and reliable glacio-hydrological data and current and future water availability scenarios timely produced and used for water resource assessments by operational services and research institutions.
3) The multi-level remote sensing system at ICIMOD fully operationalized for sustained mapping and monitoring of snow and glaciers for basins and sub-basins in the HKH region.
4) Strengthened and acknowledged ICIMOD as Regional Cryosphere Knowledge Hub for storage, analysis, sharing and disseminating knowledge for relevant operational services and research in the HKH region and internationally.
5) Enhanced institutional capacity and competence of national partners in Nepal and the HKH region for sustained glaciological monitoring, glacio-hydrological modelling and scenario development and remote sensing of the cryosphere.
The duration of the project is 5 years. The project is supported by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The other national partners of the project are Water and Energy Commission Secretariat (WECS), Government of Nepal, Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), Government of Nepal and Tribhuvan University. As stated in the LoA the main responsibilities of KU in the project are to run M. S. by Research in Glaciology and conduct and monitor glacier mass balance of Yala Glacier, Langtang Valley, Rasuwa district and Rikha Samba Glacier, Hidden Valley, Mustang district. Beside glacier mass balance, hydrological and meteorological studies of the glacier basin will also be carried out. The M. S. by Research in Glaciology and glacier mass balance activities will be carried out by the Himalayan Cryosphere, Climate and Disaster Research Center (HiCCDRC) coordinated by Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha under the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Science with the help of other national partners of the project.
isms | 03 August, 2011 09:21
Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Himalayan Cryosphere, Climate and Disaster Research Center (HiCCDRC) has contributed in the field based project report published by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) titled “Glacial Lake and Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF)s in Nepal” in March 2011. Dr. Kayastha has involved in the project from Kathmandu University and contributed in the project as thematic team leader of glaciology. The report was a product of the project “Hazard Assessment and Mitigation Study of Potential Glacial Lakes in Nepal” executed by ICIMOD with the financial support from the World Bank. The main aim of the project was to develop recommendations for adaptation to, and mitigation of, GLOF hazards (potentially dangerous glacial lakes) in Nepal, and contributing to developing an overall strategy to address risks from GLOFs in the future.
Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha has also contributed in recently published Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers Edited by Singh, Vijay P.; Singh, Pratap; Haritashya, Umesh K. published by Springer (ISBN 978-90-481-2641-5; 1254 pages with 659 illustrations, 428 in color).
This encyclopedia mainly focuses on the various aspects of snow, ice and glaciers, but also covers other cryospheric branches, and provides an up-to-date information and basic concepts on relevant topics. It includes alphabetically arranged and professionally written, comprehensive and authoritative academic articles by well-known international experts in individual fields. The encyclopedia contains a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from the atmospheric processes responsible for snow formation; transformation of snow to ice and changes in their properties; classification of ice and glaciers and their worldwide distribution; glaciation and ice ages; glacier dynamics; glacier surface and subsurface characteristics; geomorphic processes and landscape formation; hydrology and sedimentary systems; permafrost degradation; hazards caused by cryospheric changes; and trends of glacier retreat on the global scale along with the impact of climate change.
isms | 29 July, 2011 10:21
SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS
An Alternate Solution for the Growing Energy Demand
11-12 December 2011
Jointly organized by:
Dhulikhel, Nepal, www.ku.edu.np
Alternative Energy Promotion Center / Energy Sector Assistance Programme,
Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal, www.aepc.gov.np
The interest in the use of renewable energy services has grown dramatically during the past few years. Renewable energy sources include mostly biomass, solar energy, wind and hydropower. The uses of solar photovoltaic has become synonymous with renewable energy and are most applicable in rural and remote areas that have no access to electricity grids-places that are often the habitat of poor people in developing countries. Many developing countries are now looking to expand and enhance the use of solar photovoltaic technologies. However many challenges, constraints and barriers remain, to the use of solar photovoltaic systems and promotion of associated technologies. Policy and planning frameworks are required to promote institutional awareness and innovation of solar photovoltaic systems in the public and private sectors.
It has been felt by all the sectors that the solar photovoltaic technology can play an important role of fulfilling the growing needs of energy of the technologically advanced world of today. In the context of environmental, social, political and economic concerns that are highlighting a stronger case for cleaner and more efficient energy, there is a growing prospect for solar photovoltaic systems. In this context, the seminar will help in the exchanging experience and information on solar photovoltaic technology, its prospects and challenges for the growing energy demand.
The Seminar covers the following general topics with respect to solar photovoltaic system
¨ Solar photovoltaic technology
¨ Solar thermal technology for electrical power generation
¨ Solar photovoltaic system components-batteries, inverters, charge controllers, lamps etc.
¨ Grid connected systems, stand alone systems and hybrid systems
¨ Building integrated photovoltaic systems
¨ Solar photovoltaic system monitoring and control
¨ Solar photovoltaic system planning and policies
¨ Socio-economic impact of Solar photovoltaic systems
¨ Solar Photovoltaic systems marketing and dissemination
¨ Announcement of Seminar: 29 July 2011
¨ Deadline of submission of Abstract: 3 November 2011
¨ Notification of Acceptance: 13 November 2011
¨ Submission of Full Paper: 28 November 2011
- Registration Deadline:
Student: 20th November 2011(Limited Numbers)
Others: 5th December 2011
Seminar Date: 11-12 December 2011
Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel
Students – NPR 1000
Individual – NPR 3500
Corporate – NPR 4500
International– USD 80
Shailendra Kumar Jha / Diwakar Bhujel / Brajesh Mishra
School of Engineering, Kathmandu University
Telephone: +977-11-661399 (Ext. no. 0307, 0612, 0819, 0823)
Web address: www.ku.edu.np, www.aepc.gov.np
isms | 17 July, 2011 10:23
The program is conducted at the Department of Languages and Mass Communication, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel. The Department also manages short-term courses in Chinese and Korean languages for the interested students.
Eligibility for Admission: Applicants must have 10+2 or equivalent degree in any discipline from a recognized institution with at least second division (45%) marks.
Last date for submission of the completed application: 8 August 2011
Students who have passed Class 11 and are waiting for the Class 12 results can also apply.
Orientation on 22 August 2011 and the Class begins from 23 August 2011.
For details contact:
isms | 17 July, 2011 10:18
Applicants with GCSE A-Level must have minimum of 'C’ grade in at least three related A-Level advanced courses for all undergraduate programs.
Application filling at KU intranet, Dhulikhel
Admission Test Admit Card is issued after verification of original certificates.
The last date for the submission of completed application form is August 8, 2011
Admission Test: Applicants must appear for the admission test conducted by the University on
Students who have passed Class 11 and waiting for the Class 12 results can also apply on a provisional basis
Orientation on August 22, 2011, Monday and Class begins form August 23, 2011, Tuesday
Limited numbers of scholarships/Educational loan are available for meritorious and economically weak students.
isms | 14 July, 2011 10:02
"Faculty of Kathmandu University Dr. Bibhuti Ranjan Jha and Atindra Sapkota in the June 2011 volume of ECS, Nepal. Visit the Site: http://ecs.com.np/
or directly open the file: pdf file "
isms | 10 June, 2011 13:05
Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University ( KU) and Mr. Heung Yul Choi, Director of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), head quarter, Republic of Korea has signed Record of Discussion (ROD) for the establishment of Technical Training Center at Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel on June 10th 2011.
KU and KOICA are the implementing agencies endorsed and authorized by Government of Nepal and Government of Republic of Korea respectively for the implementation of this project. The project was proposed in KOICA project plan of year 2011 and endorsed by the Government of Nepal.
The project would get completed by mid 2013 and will start operating from 2014 as a center at Kathmandu University. The center will provide technical training for unemployed and unskilled youth of Kavre, Ramechap, Sindhuli, Dolakha, Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts of Nepal in the field of Automobile Engineering and general Mechanical engineering related professions.
There would be basically three types of training, namely short term, long term and modular and all together about 300 trainees will be trained in one year in different trade professions.
Korean Government will provide 3.5 million US $ and Kathmandu University will provide 1.1 million US $ and all together total cost of project is estimated to be 4.6 million US $. The project cost basically comprises of three components, namely infrastructure, equipments & machineries and human resource development.
isms | 27 May, 2011 08:30
isms | 20 May, 2011 13:01
Research Papers Published International Journals.
1. Budhathoki U., Thapa P. and Poluri E., Production optimization and partial characterization of xylanase from Brevibacillus borstelensis – MTCC 9874 isolated from soil sample of eastern Nepal and its medium optimization. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology; 2010, 4 (1), pp 01-09.
2. Budhathoki U., Poluri E. and Thapa P. Medium optimization of production of xylanase by solid state fermentation from Brevibacillus borstelensis – MTCC 9874 isolated from soil sample of eastern Nepal and its partial purification. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology (In Press).
Research Papers Presented at International Conferences.
1. National Biotechnology Conference – 2006: Current Trends & Future Perspectives, on “Screening of thermotolerant xylanase producing microorganisms from different soil samples of Kavre district, Nepal”; September 2nd - 3rd, 2006 held at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, India.
2. Third International Congress on Bioprocesses in Food Industries & Fifth Convention of the Biotech Research Society India, on “Characterization of xylanase produced from soil microorganism (S638) of Morang district, Nepal and its medium optimization”; November 6th– 8th, 2008 held at Department of Microbiology, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India
isms | 20 May, 2011 11:48
Aquatic Ecology Centre is organizing a closing seminar on "Dissemination of the Research Findings from Gokyo" on 1st June 2011 on successful completion of its three year GOKYO PROJECT (2008-2011) funded by WWF Nepal. Aquatic Ecology Centre (AEC) is a centre dedicated to the Research Development and Consultancy which is a division under School of Science of Kathmandu University in main campus, Dhulikhel, working on climate change impacts on aquatic life, soil/ water quality, and hydrological systems since its establishment in the year 2003. We have faculty & Ph.D. scholars involved in diatoms and macroinvertebrates’ biodiversity, lake bathymetric mapping, limnology, permafrost and lake connectivity studies. The centre is running a research project with acronym GOKYO – Climate change impact on freshwater ecosystem in Gokyo and associated lakes in Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, with financial support from WWF/Nepal and technical support from different organizations and institutions in the country and abroad.
isms | 11 May, 2011 14:21
isms | 03 May, 2011 15:44
Publication in Physics of Fluid
A research paper entitled "Some exact solutions for debris and avalanche flows" by Dr. Shiva P. Pudasaini, visiting faculty at Departmet of Natural Sciences, School of Science, Kathmandu University has been recently published in Physics of Fuild: 23,043301(2011).
For Datail [click here]
isms | 15 April, 2011 11:05
Kathmandu University has established Japan-Desk at its central library in Dhulikhel.
The desk will provide information on recent natural disaster and its aftermath scenario in Japan.
The desk will also provide information on study in Japan, scholarship scheme and faculty exchange opportunities for faculty/staff and students of Kathmandu University.
Japanese Embassy in Kathmandu has provided relevant materials for display and distribution in the desk.
The center is inagurated by Prof. Dr. Bhadraman Tuladhar. Ms. Natsuko Hashimoto, cultural secretary of Japanese Embassy also attended the program.
isms | 04 April, 2011 11:31