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INTERACTION PROGRAM - Educational opportunities at University of Alabama, Huntsville

isms | 09 February, 2012 11:20

INTERACTION PROGRAM

 

Educational opportunities at University of Alabama, Huntsville

John D. Fix, Ph.D.
Dean
College of Science
University of Alabama in Huntsville

Heggere S. Ranganath, Ph.D.      
Professor and Chair
Computer Science
The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Caron St. John, Ph.D.
Dean
College of Business Administration
The University of Alabama in Huntsville

 

Date: 17th Feb 2012 (Friday)

1: 30 P.M– 2:00 P.M                 Interaction with faculties
2: 00 P.M – 3: 45 P.M               Presentation and open discussion with students
Venue:                                      Mini Auditorium (Block No. 3)

All students from 3rd year and 4th year (Science and Engineering department) are invited.

Register your name by contacting me directly (only first 100 students will be entertained) on or before 14th February 2012.

 

For further information contact:
Mr. Pankaj Raj Dawadi
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Kathmandu University
pdawadi@ku.edu.np
9808415247

For More Information [Click here

Talk Program on "Citizen Mapping in the Internet: Implications to Knowledge-based Activities"

isms | 07 February, 2012 15:31

Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering organized talk program on “Citizen Mapping in the Internet: Implications to Knowledge-based Activities” on February 3, 2012.  Students from Geomatics program and faculties were present at the program. The guest speaker, Nama R. Budhathoki, highlighted different aspects of citizen mapping.

During the interaction session issues like use of citizen mapping as a component of Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), quality of user-collected data, technical barriers for implementing citizen mapping in Nepal were discussed.

Dr Nama Budhathoki earned his doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in 2010. After a year as a post-doctoral fellow at McGill University, he joined the Niti Foundation (http://nitifoundation.org/) in Nepal. 

 

Prof. Dr. Tank Nath Sharma as new Dean in the School of Education (SOEd.)

isms | 02 February, 2012 15:24

Thursday, 2 February, 2012

Dhulikhel, Kavre

Prof. Dr. Tank Nath Sharma as new Dean in the School of Education

 

Kathmandu University has appointed Prof. Dr. Tank Nath Sharma as new Dean in the School of Education. Executive Council meeting held on Thursday, 26th January, 2012 has approved the resignation of Dean, Prof. Mana Prasad Wagle and appointed Prof. Sharma for the same post for three years tenure, effective from 1st February, 2012.

The University congratulates to Prof. Sharma.

Orientation Program of International Master Degree Programs ‘MPPOES’ and ‘MEEPE’ held

isms | 02 February, 2012 14:26

Orientation Program of International Master Degree Programs

mppoes’ and ‘meepe’ held

The orientation program for Master Program in Planning and Operation of Energy Systems (MPPOES) Second batch (2012-2013) and Master of Engineering in Electrical Power Engineering (MEEPE) fifth batch (2011-2013) concluded on February 1, 2012. Professor Dr. Bhola Thapa, Dean of School of Engineering, Project Coordinators Dr. Hari Prasad Neopane (EnPe) and Mr. Brijesh Adhikary (MEEPE), Heads and coordinators from the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical & Electronics Engineering formally welcomed the students at Kathmandu University. These graduate programs are run under the EnPe Program in collaboration with Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Dr. Bim Prasad Shrestha welcomed the students on behalf of Department of Mechanical Engineering and highlighted on the various different aspects of MPPOES program. Mr. Brijesh Adhikary also welcomed the students on behalf of Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and shed light on MEEPE program. Mr. Diwakar Bhujel and Dr. Neopane explained the evaluation system for these programs while Mr. Basanta Raj Pokharel gave information on the social welfare and logistics aspects. Finally, Professor Thapa highlighted the Engineering education at Kathmandu University, benefits of interdisciplinary graduate level courses, role of Engineers and applications of engineering education for the benefit of the society. He encouraged all the students for making maximum use of the facilities at Kathmandu University to get knowledge in their respective areas make their stay meaningful and joyful.

The MEEPE students joined Kathmandu University after having completed their first semester at NTNU,Norway and will continue rest of their semesters at Kathmandu University. The MPPOES students will spend their third semester at NTNU, Norway. Each program has ten students including the students from Nepal and abroad. 

Application are invited for Postgraduate MD/MS Programs

isms | 31 January, 2012 13:29

Application are invited for Postgraduate MD/MS Programs

DG of ICIMOD, Dr. David Molden and his Team Visited KU

isms | 31 January, 2012 11:00

Admissions Open for Masters in Landscape Management and Heritage Studies (LaMHS)

isms | 23 January, 2012 09:24

Please Click here to Download for Brochure 

16th UNESCO workshop on Active Learning in Optics and Photonics (ALOP Nepal 2011)

isms | 19 January, 2012 11:10

16th UNESCO workshop on 
Active Learning in Optics and Photonics
(ALOP Nepal 2011)

17 - 21 December 2011, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal


Summary:

Daily power blackouts that lasted many hours.
A day of national strike that shutdown all road transport.
An ongoing student strike at the host university.

These types of disruption are commonplace in many developing countries that struggle with limited resources, poor infrastructure and large populations. Education initiatives such as ALOP are vitally important in these countries as they are one way of improving the quality of “people resources” which will, in time, provide the mechanism for tackling the other issues holding back social and economic development.

Normally any one of the above disruptions would have a severe negative impact on the running of any 5-day, hands-on education workshop, but in ALOP Nepal 2011, such disruptions had no impact because of the careful and adaptive planning of the local organisers. A large diesel generator with sufficient fuel supply was always available to be switched in whenever the mains electricity supply failed. The night of the national strike, additional accommodation at the venue was booked for participants who would normally travel by bus to the workshop. An off-campus venue for ALOP was chosen so as to avoid any disruption by strikes at the University campus.

So despite these significant disruptions, the ALOP workshop continued as normal, and we are pleased to report that it was highly successful and productive.

Details: [Click Here]

 

Invitation for PhD Candidates

isms | 18 January, 2012 14:13

Notice for Faculties - School of Science and School of Engineering

isms | 10 January, 2012 14:00

Notice

 

This is to notify that the Vice-Chancellor of Kathmandu University Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma is addressing the faculties about the future direction of the University. The faculty members of School of Science and School of Engineering are invited to attend the program on the following date and time.


Venue:              C. V. Raman Auditorium Hall
Date:                12 January, 2012
Time:    1:00 PM (Thursday)

 

Regards,
Office of the Vice-Chancellor
Kathmandu University

Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai appointed Vice-Chancellor of Kathmandu University

isms | 03 January, 2012 14:34

 Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister Dr. Baburam  Bhattarai appointed Vice-Chancellor of Kathmandu University

  

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister and the Chancellor of Kathmandu University, Dr. Baburam Bhattarai appointed Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma as the Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University for the next four years tenure.

Dr. Sharma has been working as the founder member and Vice-Chancellor of Kathmandu University since 1991.

Government of Nepal had formed a 'Vice-Chancellor Search Committee' on 11 December, 2011.  Hon’ble Minister for Education and Pro-Chancellor Mr. Dinanath Sharma was heading the committee along with other two members Mr. Damannath Dhungana, Chairman of Board of Trustee and Dr. Lok Bikram Thapa, Senator of Kathmandu University.

Adhikary delivered key-note speech in international conference

isms | 03 January, 2012 10:47

Adhikary delivered key-note speech in international conference

Nirmala Mani Adhikary, Asst. Professor of Media Studies at the Dept. of Languages and Mass Communication, School of Arts, Kathmandu University, delivered a key-note speech on 'the sadharanikaran model of communication' in plenary session of an international conference organized by Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India on December 27-28, 2011. The theme of the conference was 'Diversity and plurality in media: Reflections of society'. The governor of Madhya Pradesh Ram Naresh Yadav inaugurated the conference. The plenary session was followed by various parallel sessions where various scholars from India and abroad presented research papers on different aspects of communication and media.

Meanwhile, Asst. Professor Adhikary also delivered lectures on the same topic in Gorakhpur, Jhansi, and Ujjain too. This is to note that 'the sadharanikaran model of communication' was constructed and presented by Nirmala Mani Adhikary in 2003 and the model is now incorporated in the curricula of different universities in the world.

Sancharika Fellowship to BMS Students

isms | 23 December, 2011 14:30

Sancharika Fellowship to BMS Students

Ten students of Bachelor in Media Studies, Kathmandu University have been awarded mini research fellowships by Sancharika Samuha at a programme jointly organized by UNFPA, Nepal, Sancharika Samuha and Department of Languages and Mass Communication at Martin Chautari, Kathmandu, on 22 December 2011.  The students from the third and fourth year received Rs. 6000.00 each to carry out studies in areas covering gender issues and media.

Ms. Sudha Panta (UNFPA) and Ms. Babita Basnet (Sancharika Samuha) jointly handed the fellowships.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - Scholarship (tuition fees support) for 2 M.S by Research Degree Positions at Kathmandu University

isms | 18 December, 2011 15:14

 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - Scholarship (tuition fees support) for 2 M.S by Research Degree Positions at Kathmandu University
 
1. Call for applications document [Call for Application Form]
2. M.S by Research Application Form [Application Form]
3. Checklist for complete applications [Checklist]

International Seminar on “Solar Photovoltaic Systems: An Alternate solution for the Growing Energy Demand”

isms | 18 December, 2011 12:25

International Seminar on  “Solar Photovoltaic Systems: An Alternate solution for the Growing Energy Demand”

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. With the view of providing a platform to explore the new areas of research and development, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (DoEEE), Kathmandu University and Alternative Energy Promotion Center/ Energy Sector Assistance Programme (AEPC/ESAP), Khumaltar, Lalitpur jointly organized “The International Seminar on Solar Photovoltaic Systems: An Alternate Solution for the Growing Energy Demand” on December 11 and 12, 2011.

The program commenced with the inaugural session in which Prof Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Kathmandu University, presented his inaugural speech. After the inaugural ceremony, Senior Officer of AEPC, Mr. Ram Prasad Dhital, presented welcome speech, Objective of the Program is expressed by Mr. Brijesh Adhikari, Coordinator, Department of EEE, KU. This was followed by Mr. Hira KC, President, SEMAN, Mr. Niels Juhl Thomsen, Chief Advisor, ESAP, Dr. Narayan Prasad Chaulagain, Executive Director, AEPC. At the closing of the inaugural session vote of thanks is expressed by Mr. Madhusudan Adhikari, Manager SEC, AEPC/ESAP. As a key note speaker Prof. Dr. Jagannath Shrestha , IoE, TU, Nepal,   Mr. Debajit Palit , TERI, India, and Mr. Niels Juhl Thomsen, Chief Advisor,   shared their  expertise in Managing Load Shedding , Solar PV based lighting in South Asia Region  and Economics of  Renewable Energy respectively. In the first day of program two technical sessions were completed, first session was Chaired by Prof. Dr. Dinesh Kumar Sharma, IoE, TU and Rapported by Mr. Mukesh Ghimire, AEPC; four papers related to sharing of international  experiences in solar photovoltaic technology and implementation was presented. Second session was chaired by Prof. Dr. Bhupendra Bimal Chhetri, DoEEE, KU and Rapported by Mr. Amit Tamang, KU; four papers related to Nepalese case study and findings were presented. In the inaugural session 318 people participated, which includes guests form KU, AEPC, National and International Universities, Engineering College, Industry, Government Organization, Private Companies and Individual Participation. There was an enthusiastic participation from SEMEN.

The second day program commenced with the third technical session in which key note speech was given by Md. Ahsan Ullah Bhuiyan, Grammen Shakti, Bangladesh, he shared his idea about paving the way for a Green and Sustainable Future. After that second key note speech was given by Mr. Qamar Uddin, Winrock International, Pakistan, he shared his experiences with Solar PV Implementation in Pakistan, this session was Chaired by Prof. Dr. Fayaz Khan, Head of department EEE, UIU, Bangladesh and Rapported by Mr. Chaitanya Prakash Chaudhary, AEPC; five papers are presented in this session, out of five paper four are core scientific and technical paper and one was related to Policy and Findings of PV Systems. Key note speech in Forth session related to research and development in solar photovoltaic was expressed by Mr. Shariar  Ahmed Chaudhary, Bangladesh and this session was Chaired by Mr. Debajit Palit , TERI, India and Rapported by Mr. Madhav Prasad Pandey, KU; four papers was presented in this session. Out of four three papers are related to Policy and Practices in Nepal and one was core scientific paper related to solar photovoltaic. There were altogether seventeen papers presented in the seminar which were divided among four technical sessions. During the closing session, SEEE also organized a formal program of launching the student’s magazine called Encipher 2011.

At the end of the program, closing remarks were expressed by National and International Participants, representatives from Solar Industry and Sponsors and also by Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, Dean, School of Engineering, KU. Finally, the session was closed by the session chair Dr. Narayan Prasad Chaulagain, Executive Director, AEPC. The program was jointly hosted by Ms. Manya Gautam and Mr. Diwakar Bhujel.

There was an enthusiastic participation of national and international participants from Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Australia, Indonesia, Zambia, Singapore and Thailand. This program was jointly funded by Prime sponsor VOLTA, Bangladesh, LASERSUN Energy Pvt. Ltd., Nepal, and co-sponsored by GRUNDFOS, SUNDAYA, and SUNTECH Energy Co. Pvt. Ltd..  It was supported by the volunteers form SEEE, NOMA & MEEPE Students from Kathmandu University and was coordinated by Mr. Shailendra Kumar Jha, Mr. Diwakar Bhujel and Mr. Brajesh Mishra. The program was a successful event with the team work of the organizing members of DoEEE, KU and AEPC/ESAP.


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