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isms | 08 March, 2012 12:29

Call for Expression of Interest For Faculty-in-charge For Operation Management Committee Of Turbine Testing Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kathmandu University

isms | 05 March, 2012 09:03

 Call for Expression of Interest
For
Faculty-in-charge
For
Operation Management Committee
Of Turbine Testing Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kathmandu University

 

Kathmandu University has established Turbine Test Laboratory, which is aimed to contribute for the development of turbines best suited for Nepal. This facility will be utilized for high level academic research and training.

The laboratory will run in business model as per direction of Operation Management Committee with representative from industry and other academic institute in the country. The Executive Council of Kathmandu University appoints members this committee.

A Faculty-in-charge will serve as secretary of the committee. As a manager of the lab faculty-in-charge will be main responsible for planning and operation of the lab in sustainable manner. The Faculty-in-charge should be full time available in the lab and should have contribution to academic for teaching at least 1 course every semester and supervising projects that is relevant to TTL.

Expression of interest is invited from the faculties of KU to serve as Faculty-in-charge of the Turbine Testing Lab. The selection will be based on qualification, experience, competence and commitment.

EOI can be submitted within 2 pages in essay form by 9th March 2012 to the Dean’s office, School of Engineering. Also enclose the updated CV along with EOI. 

SHORT TRAINING COURSE ON WATER SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH)

isms | 04 March, 2012 09:07

3rd and Final call for project funding support from RenewableNepal

isms | 29 February, 2012 14:47

Report of A Half Day Workshop on "Information Sharing in Integrated Water Resource Management", Kathmandu University, 24th February, 2012.

isms | 29 February, 2012 14:46

Report of A Half Day Workshop on "Information Sharing in Integrated Water Resource Management", Kathmandu University, 24th February, 2012.

Click Here to download in pdf format.. 

 

Final ANNOUNCEMENT for the International Symposium on Mountain Resource Management in a Changing Environment

isms | 29 February, 2012 11:21

 

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION -KUSET

isms | 29 February, 2012 10:01

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION -KUSET

Dear All,

KUSET (Kathmandu University e- Journal) invites unpublished original research articles, short communications, expository and review articles for forthcoming issue (August, 2012). All manuscripts should be prepared with Microsoft Word and sent to the Editor In Chief as "attachment" to the electronic address kuset@ku.edu.np for editorial consideration. A galley proof is provided to author(s) before the article is available for all audiences.

 

For author guidelines and sample manuscript kindly visit following links:

Author guidelines: http://ku.edu.np/kuset/index.php?go=guide_a

Sample Manuscript: http://ku.edu.np/kuset/sapmle_manuscript.pdf

Call for applications for MS by Research Degree at Turbine Testing Lab, School of Engineering, Kathmandu University.

isms | 27 February, 2012 15:34

Call for applications for MS by Research Degree at Turbine Testing Lab, School of Engineering, Kathmandu University.

Turbine Testing Lab, School of Engineering, Kathmandu University invites suitable candidates for 2 years MS by Research Degree on “Analysis on Root Cracks in Pelton Runners: A Case Study of Khimti Power Plant” under joint collaboration of Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kathmandu University (KU) and Department of Energy and Process Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). 

The major objectives of the research include:

·          To identify the stress induced in Pelton Runner which is affected by sand erosion and analyze the causes of root cracks taking a case of Khimti Power Plant,

·          To propose design conditions, manufacturing and maintenance techniques to improve the life and performance in general avoid root crack in particular.

The research degree program is funded by Himal Power Limited (HPL) which includes fees for study at KU, laboratory test setup, field visit cost and stipend to student.

For the eligibility of the applicants to the Program, the following criteria should hold true at the time of the submission of the application: 

1.     A Bachelor’s Degree holder in the field of Mechanical Engineering from recognized University within Nepal or outside with a CGPA of 2.5 or above or 50% or above.

2.     A fairly good competency in use of computational tools for design analysis.

3.     Prior trainings or working experiences in the field of hydraulic turbines for at least 1 year would be an advantage.

Applicants would need to produce a payment voucher of NRs. 2000 as application fee paid to Kathmandu University and account number 00501030250009 from any of the branches of Nepal Investment Bank Ltd. and submit a completed M.S by Research application form. Checklist, downloadable from following link, for ensuring the completeness of the application is also necessary,

http://www.ku.edu.np/news/gallery/1/Checklist_MS_by_Research_Opinion_Mining_KU.docx

along with the form downloadable from following link. http://www.ku.edu.np/news/gallery/1/M.S._by_Research_Application_Form.doc

4.     The completed application form along with the payment voucher of NRs. 2000 should reach the School of Engineering, Administration Office, Kathmandu University by 2 P.M, March 15, 2012.

The program will tentatively start from early April 2012.

Please write to us at ttl@ku.edu.np for any inquiry.

For detail information of Turbine Testing Lab please visit our webpage: www.ku.edu.np/ttl

School of Engineering organized a one-day seminar on theme"Renewable Energy and Business Prospects"

isms | 27 February, 2012 13:31

School of Engineering organized a one-day seminar on theme

“Renewable Energy and Business Prospects”

 

School of Engineering (SoE), Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel in collaboration with Kavre Udhayok Banijya Sangha, Banepa, during Madhamanchal Mahotsav, organized a one-day seminar on the theme of “Renewable Energy and Business Prospects”  at Banepa Village Resort, Pulbazaar,  Banepa on Tuesday, 21st February, 2012 (1:00 pm-4:00 pm). The presented papers along with the topics and slides are as follows:

 

 

Presentation

Participating Lab/Dept.

Presenter

Topics

Slides

1

Turbine Testing  Lab (TTL)

Biraj Singh Thapa

Prospects of Hydro Power development in Kavre and role of Turbine Testing Lab at KU

Pdf#1

2

Mini Grid Lab (MGL)

 

Vivek Bhandari

 

Design and Development of Mini Grid for efficient use of Distributed Hydropower system

Pdf#2

3

Bio Based & Green Energy

Suraj Pandey

 

Development of 5 kW (electrical) Biomass Gasifier

Pdf#3

4

LED Lighting

Shital Kumar Gupta

LED Lighting: a new notion in the field of illumination

Pdf#4

5

Technical Training Center (TTC)

Dr. Bim Prasad Shrestha

Skill Oriented Mechanical Workshop cum Automobile Workshop and Training Center At Kathmandu University

Pdf#5

6

eLearning

Ankur Sharma

eLearning

Pdf#6

 

7

Geomatics Dept.

Reshma Shrestha

 

Overview of Geomatics Engineering

Pdf#7

Pdf#7.1

Pdf#7.2

 

Kathmandu University School of Arts and the Nepal Tourism Board have collaborated to bring out a peer reviewed Journal on Tourism and Development.

isms | 27 February, 2012 13:28

" Kathmandu University School of Arts and the Nepal Tourism Board have collaborated to bring out a peer reviewed Journal on Tourism and Development. The first Issue of the Journal was jointly  launched by the Vice Chancellor Professor Suresh Raj Sharma and the Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism Dr Ganesh Joshi in a small ceremony some months back. The link for the journal is provided below. As work is proceeding on the second issue , authors are welcome to submit well researched articles on Tourism and Sustainable Development .Articles, research notes and other comments can be sent to mbanskota@ku.edu.np , hrk@ku.edu.np or  ssharma@ntb.org.np . "

 


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SECOND CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - Scholarship (tuition fees support) for 1 M.S by Research Degree Positions at Kathmandu University

isms | 21 February, 2012 20:47

SECOND CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - Scholarship (tuition fees support) for 1 M.S by Research Degree Positions at Kathmandu University

1. SECOND Call for applications document [Second Call for Applications]
2. M.S by Research Application Form [Application Form]
3. Checklist for complete applications [Checklist]

Results of the M.S by Research Degree Positions on Opinion and Argumentation Analysis – Scholarship

isms | 21 February, 2012 20:37

Results of the M.S by Research Degree Positions on Opinion and Argumentation Analysis – Scholarship (tuition fees support) as part of the Institutional Grant of the University Grants Commission to the School of Engineering, Kathmandu University

The following candidate has been selected for a M.S by Research Degree Position on Opinion and Argumentation Analysis – Scholarship (tuition fees support).

Mr. Rohit Man Amatya
161, Kwalakhu Tole
Lalitpur – 16, Nepal

The selected candidate is expected to contact the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kathmandu University for completing the necessary formalities on February 28, Tuesday at 11 A.M.

Invitation - A HALF DAY WORKSHOP ON INFORMATION SHARING IN Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM)

isms | 21 February, 2012 13:31

Invitation

A HALF DAY WORKSHOP ON INFORMATION SHARING IN Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM)

 

Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel and Durlung Integrated Water Resource Management Committee, Chyamrangbesi are jointly organizing an Information Sharing Workshop on Integrated Water Resource Management as per the following program. Delegates from University Grant Commission, Water and Energy Commission Secretariat, District Water Resource Committee, Deans, HoD and faculties are sharing information in the workshop.

Please register to participate in the workshop.

 

Program Details:

Date: 24th Feb, 2012, Friday
Time: 9:00am
Venue: C.V. Raman, Mini Auditorium, Kathmandu University

 

 

Contact:

Sabita Aryal Khanna (9841540579)                                  Damodar Dhital (9841966990)         
Asst. professor and Team Leader,                                    Research Assistant,
IWRM/Durlung-KU/UGC-2010/11,                                     IWRM/Durlung-KU/UGC-2010/11,
Kathmandu University                                                     Kathmandu University

Asso. Prof. Dr. Hari Prasad Neopane, Dept. of Mech., KU, Published a book and papers

isms | 17 February, 2012 11:39

Dr. Hari Prasad Neopane, Associate Professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering recently published a book and following Papers in different international journals and conferences. 

 

  1.  Neopane Hari P., Dahlhaug Ole G., and Cervantes Michel,2012,The effect of sediment characteristics for predicting erosion on Francis turbines blades, The International Journal on Hydropower & Dams, Volume 19, Issue 1, February 2012, Hydro & Dams in Latin America, Francis Turbine Technology – Intake Gates
  2.  Neopane Hari P., Sujakhu Surendra, Shrestha Sanjay, Subedi Khsitij, and Basnet Anil, 2012, Study of Sediment erosion in Hydraulic Turbine Using Rotating Disc Apparatus (RDA), Second International Conference on the Developments in Renewable Energy Technology (ICDRET 2012) Conference proceedings, (5-7 January) Dhaka, Bangladesh
  3.  Rajkarnikar B., Pyakurel P., and  Neopane Hari P., 2012, Present Status and Technical Challenges of Micro Hydropower Plants in Nepal, Second International Conference on the Developments in Renewable Energy Technology (ICDRET 2012) Conference proceedings, (5-7 January) Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  4.  Neopane Hari P, Dahlhaug Ole G., Cervantes Michel, 2011, Sediment Erosion in Hydraulic Turbines, Global Journal of researches in engineering, Mechanical and mechanics engineering, Volume 11 Issue 6: page 17-26, Version 1.0 November 2011,Type: Double Blind Peer Reviewed International Research Journal, Publisher: Global Journals Inc. (USA), Online ISSN: 2249-4596 & Print ISSN:0975-5861 GJRE (2011)
  5.  Eltvik Mette, Dahlhaug Ole G. and Neopane Hari P.,2011, Prediction of Sediment Erosion in Francis Turbines, 4-th International Meeting on Cavitation and Dynamic Problems in Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, Conference proceedings, (26-28 October) Belgrade, Serbia
  6.  Neopane Hari P., Dahlhaug Ole G., and Cervantes Michel, 2011, Effect of Operating Conditions of Francis Turbines for Predicting Sediment Erosion, Hydro 2011- Practical Solutions for a Sustainable Future, Conference proceedings, (17-19 October) Prague- Czech Rep.
  7.  Neopane Hari P., 2011, Sediment Erosion in Hydraulic turbines, RETRUD-2011, Third International Conference on Addressing Climate change for Sustainable development through Up-Scaling Renewable Energy Technologies, Conference proceedings, (October 12-14) Kathmandu, Nepal
  8.  Rajkarnikar B., Pyakurel P., and  Neopane Hari P., 2011, Sustainability Issues of Micro Hydropower Plants in Nepal, RETRUD-2011,Third International Conference on Addressing Climate change for Sustainable development through Up-Scaling Renewable Energy Technologies, Conference proceedings, (October 12-14), Kathmandu, Nepal
  9.  Neopane Hari P., 2011, Sediment Erosion in Hydro Turbines, Book, ISBAN 978-3-639-34160-7, Publisher: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller GmbH & Co. KG. Dudweiler Landstr. 99, 66123 Saarbrucken, Germany.

 

China’s Hebei University of Economics & Business Art Troupe, Makes its Successful Performance at KU

isms | 14 February, 2012 11:53

China’s Hebei University of Economics & Business Art Troupe Makes its Successful Performance at KU

 

On February 7th ,2012, China’s Hebei University of Economics & Business((HUEB) Art Troupe makes its successful performance in the auditorium on KU main campus at Dhulikhel. The student artists performed songs, dances, acrobatics, magic and ensembles of Chinese traditional folk music instruments erhu and flute. They also performed Nepali song and Nepali dance. Their splendid performances won rounds of applause and warm cheers.

Before the performance, Prof. Dr. Shen Fuping, vice president of HUEB and head of the Art Troupe, delivered opening speech. He says that in order to promote the cultural exchanges between China and Nepal and celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival, at the invitation of Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University(CIKU), which is co-established by Kathmandu University and HUEB, the art troupe arrives at Dhulikhel to offer KU teaching staff and students a stage of wonderful programs. During Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit in Nepal, China and Nepal have designated that the year 2012 is the China-Nepal Friendly Exchanges Year. And on the same day, Nepali President Yadav inaugurated 2012 Visit Lumbini Year. He believes that the performance will bring the new year greetings from China and hope that the cooperation between KU and HUEB will reach a higher level. Prof. Dr. Bhadra Man Tuladhar, Registar of KU, expresses his warm welcome to the art troupe,and believes that the performance will be very excellent. Prof. Bao Deyuan, director of CIKU also extended her greetings to all the KU teaching staff and students, saying that Chinese language has been accepted as a credit course at KU and it is free for all the KU teaching staff and students to learn Chinese at CIKU.

The performance is a part of Confucius Institute Grand Spring Festival Gala Nepal Tour Performance. The Gala was hosted by Hanban (i.e.the Office of Chinese Language Council International)/Confucius Institute headquarters, organized by Chinese Embassy in Nepal and HUEB, and co-organized by CIKU. The art troupe made its debut on February 3rd in Siddharthanagar, Lumbini. On February 4th the student actors and actresses from Hebei University of Economics & Business Art Troupe gave their second show in beautiful Pokhara, the second largest city of Nepal. And on February 6th, the student artists performed at Nepal Academy, Kamalati. They also made a tour performance in Bangladesh from February 9th  to 12th .

H.E. Ambassador Yang Houlan and Right Honorable Mr. Parmanand Jha, Vice President of Nepal, Honorable Mr. Dina Nath Sharma, Minister for Education, Honorable Mr. Lokendra Bista Magar, Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation attended the program. Vice President Jha, Minister Sharma, Ambassador Yang and Dr. Shen Fuping, Vice President of Hebei University of Economics & Business Prof. gave their remarks on the function at Nepal Academy. Confucius Institute Grand Spring Festival Gala Nepal Tour Performance has made a good beginning of the cultural exchange between China and Nepal in “ China-Nepal Friendly Exchanges Year” and “2012 Visit Lumbini Year”.

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