Kathmandu University News

Prachand Man Pradhan published a paper in JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING RESEARCH from USA

isms | 05 October, 2012 14:11

Assistant Professor Prachand Man Pradhan from Department of Civil and Geomatic Engineering has published a paper titled "EQUIVALENT STRUT WIDTH FOR PARTIAL INFILLED FRAMES" in JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING RESEARCH from USA .

Vol.2, No. 5, pp. 42-48, 2012

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SCORE Stove success at Kathmandu University

isms | 03 October, 2012 20:38

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KU Concluded 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (ICSET’12)

isms | 01 October, 2012 14:04

KU Concluded 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (ICSET’12)


Kathmandu University, School of Engineering organized an International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies ICSET’12 in association with the IEEE Singapore on 24-26 September 2012 in Kathmandu.

Inaugurating the program Rt. Hon’ble Vice President Mr. Paramananda Jha said that Sustainable Energy is the need of the nation. He opined that the present conference would be an opportunity to Nepalese community to work together with the international communities in the field. From Special Guest, Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University welcomed the delegates and expressed that human civilization could not be marched ahead in the absence of energy. Due to massive use of petroleum products, and its dependency and pollution, is becoming a vital problem of the civilization. Natural resources like biogas, solar energy and hydro-energy are alternative energies and to consume these resources is essential for sustainable development, Dr. Sharma said. General chairperson of the seminar Mr. Brijesh Adhikary welcomed the participants and the dignitary guests and highlighted the need and objective of the program. 

The conference provide a forum to bring professional, individuals and experts in the energy sector, manufacturing companies, industries, research institution, educational bodies together to share, interact and exchange the ideas and information related to sustainable energy technologies.

In the conference, four tutorials and 80 technical papers were presented from the authors representing from 20 countries across the globe. Seven papers were from Nepalese researchers and 26 from Indians and rest papers were contributed from Sri Lanka, Thailand, Taiwan, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Norway, New Zealand, USA, and UK and others. The themes of the presentations were varies like Energy Market, Management and Economics; Off-Grid Isolated Energy System and Other Sustainable Energy   Resources and Systems.

Kathmandu conference is the third series of ICSET that held every two years in different locations. First conference was held in Singapore in 2008 and the second was held at Kandy, Sri Lanka in 2010. 


Regional Refresher Course 2012 on "Building Flood Disaster Resilience of Cities- Meeting Internal and External Challenges of the Future"

isms | 30 September, 2012 11:30

Notice on

Regional Refresher Course on

“Building Flood Disaster Resilience of Cities-

Meeting Internal and External Challenges of the Future”

1st -11th October, 2012

This 11-day Regional Refresher Course 2012 on “Building Flood Disaster Resilience of Cities- Meeting Internal and External Challenges of the Future” is being organized jointly by the Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering of School of Engineering, Kathmandu University, Nepal and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, the Netherlands. The course begins on 1st October and ends on 11th October 2012. Around 22 alumni are participating in this Refresher Course and 10 national and international experts are sharing knowledge with them.

“To keep the skills and knowledge up-to-date and to stay in tune with changing professional demands” as quoted by the Rector Prof. Nagi, the UNESCO-IHE regional refresher courses are held annually in different locations, covering themes of direct relevance to these regions. The overall aim of the course is to strengthen knowledge and capacity of the alumni of UNESCO-IHE, working in the Asian region for the improved management of increased urban flood risk due to external and internal threats. Please refer http://www.unesco-ihe.org/Networks-Partnerships/Alumni/Refresher-Courses/Building-Flood-Disaster-Resilience-of-Cities and programs for details.

On behalf of Local Organizing Committee, I cordially invite you to the opening ceremony which will be held on 1st October 2012 from 15:00 at C.V. Raman Auditorium of Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kavre.  

Organizing Committee:

Central: UNESCO-IHE: Institute for Water Education, Delft, the Netherlands

Local: Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering, KU, Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal

Interested persons are requested to contact Local Organizing Committee Chairperson: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ramesh Kumar Maskey at 985110269 or rmaskey@ku.edu.np

Vacancy Announcement for Teaching Assistant for Laboratory Classes at DESE

isms | 25 September, 2012 15:38

Vacancy Announcement for Teaching Assistant for Laboratory Classes at DESE

Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (DESE) KU the School of Science, Kathmandu University is seeking a candidate in the position of Teaching Assistant for Laboratory classes on contract basis for six month. The incumbent will be stationed in the Pollution Laboratory of DESE and work under the direct Supervision of Head of the Department (HOD) of DESE.


Key Roles and Responsibilities


  • The incumbent will work in the Pollution Laboratory situated in Block-6 of Dhulikhel campus.  The candidate is also expected to work in the Full Scale Constructed Wetland facility of the Dhulikhel campus, Premises where Lysimeter and other pilot scale facilities are located.  Frequent travel to the sampling sites, treatment plants, other analytical laboratories in Dhulikhel and out-of Dhulikhel is expected.
  • The incumbent will prepare chemicals, sampling bottles, reagents and other essential items to run the experiments and analysis of the environmental quality parameters.
  •  The incumbent will receive instructions from the Faculty and Supervisors, conduct the laboratory sessions for the students and help students to run the experiments.
  • The incumbent will help students undertaking project or thesis to design the reactors or other laboratory scale operating units, collect parts or other items from the market or workshops, assemble the parts and operate the facilities.
  • The incumbent will collect samples and analyze various parameters as instructed by the Program Coordinator (PC) of Environmental Engineering (ENE) or HOD, DESE.
  • The incumbent will estimate the quantities of the chemicals, reagents or items essential in the analytical laboratory or the experimental facilities and keep record updated.
  • The incumbent will communicate with the School of Science Administrative and/ or Finance office in purchasing the chemicals, equipments such as pumps, incubators and samplers.
  • The incumbent will contact the supplier; receive the quotations and gets approval from the PC ENE or HOD of DESE and forward them to the office of the Dean for further processing.
  • The incumbent will ensure the smooth functioning of the facilities such as constructed wetland the lysimeter.  He / She will identify the issues, concerns and operational problems of these facilities and report to the concerned Supervisors.


Required qualifications and Competencies


The candidate is expected to have at least Four Years Bachelor Degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science or in any other branches of Science. Prior Experience in any analytical laboratory would receive high priority in selection. Only short listed candidates will be called for an interview.


All interested candidates are requested to submit the written application in person with a copy of citizenship certificate, the updated CV and copies of educational certificates and testimonials of work experience in hard copy by 2 October 2012 to the following address:


Head of the Department (HOD)

Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (DESE)

KU School of Science, Kathmandu University

Dhulikhel, Kavre

Russell E. Train Fellowship for Masters’ Degree for Nepalese students

isms | 18 September, 2012 15:04

Russell E. Train Fellowship for Masters’ Degree for Nepalese students

Kathmandu University has received information about Russell E. Train Fellowship for Masters’ Degree for Nepalese students from WWF Nepal. Interested relevant students are encouraged to apply.

The Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN) aims to build a dynamic and highly qualified corps of conservation leaders in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Through Train Fellowships, EFN invests in the academic training of conservationists in a wide variety of disciplines so that they may gain the knowledge and skills necessary to manage natural resources in complex contexts. Russell E. Train Fellowships support individuals pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in conservation for up to 2 years.



-       You must be a citizen of Nepal.

-       You must be at least two years work experience in conservation.

-       You must commit of working in conservation at least two years after the completion of your degree in your home country or region.

-       You must be enrolled in, admitted to or have applied to a graduate degree program (Masters’ only) at an institution of higher education by the application deadline and you must plan to begin your studies no later than one year after the application deadline. You may study in your home country or abroad.

-       You must NOT have received a Russel E. Train scholarship or fellowship in the past. Those who have received EFN professional development grants may apply for a Train fellowship.

-       You must NOT be a current WWF employee or a long term consultant to WWF. Consultants with short term contracts with WWF may be eligible. If you are working for WWF, it is strongly advised that you contact EFN in Washington DC at efn@wwfus.org to make sure you are eligible before applying.

Priority Fields

Your field of study must pertain to one of the following:

-       A natural science discipline relevant to sustainable natural resource management, ecosystem services or biodiversity conservation in Nepal.

-       A social science discipline relevant to sustainable economic development or community based resource management in Nepal.

-       Your thesis should be focused in one of the following areas: endangered species conservation and management, community based resource management, forest carbon, payments for ecosystem services, climate change adaptations (monitoring, and/or vulnerability assessments), adaptation strategy and program development for key biodiversity, ecosystem and/or community targets, (preferably taking an integrated ecosystem-people approach), or environmental policy and law in Terai Landscape, Sacred Himalayan Landscape or Chitwan Annapurna Landscape in Nepal.


-       Financial support for tuition, books, travel to and from the training institution, and room and board for an academic program for a maximum of US $ 20,000 (per year) for up to two years;

-       Limited cost for field research required by the academic institution to obtain the degree;

-       Long term professional development support through EFN Alumni program.

Because funds are limited, Train Fellows are encouraged to contribute to their educational expenses with personal or family funds when possible. In addition, EFN also strongly advises applicants to seek funding from other sources.

To apply for a fellowship please download the application at: http://www.efnapplication.org. If you have any questions, please email us at: efn@wwfus.org


The application deadline for the fellowship is

FEBRUARY 28, 2013

Applications sent after this date will not be considered.

PEER Project Scholarship Notice 2012

isms | 18 September, 2012 14:02

Chinese Delegates at KU

isms | 16 September, 2012 14:56


A six member delegation from Guangdong Academy of Social Sciences paid a visit to Kathmandu University on 13 September 2012 at Central Campus, Dhulikhel.

The delegation led by Professor Guiquan Liang, President of Guangdong Academy of Social Sciences, interacted with the KU authorities on possible areas of collaboration between two institutions. Other visitor members were Prof. Pingfan Lin; Prof. Aiqiong You; Prof. Meifen Luo; Prof. Zhihong Ren and Prof. Guangsheng Yang.

On behalf of Kathmandu University, Dr. Mahesh Banskota, Dean, School of Arts welcomed the delegates.   


Jyoti U. Devkota publishes a book

isms | 16 September, 2012 14:18

Jyoti U. Devkota publishes a book titled: Mortality, Fertility Models for countries with Limited Data - Results based on Demographic Data from Nepal, India and Germany; Lambert Academic Publishing, September 2012. This is a subject specific book which discusses Statistics, Mathematics and its Interdisciplinary Applications. It can be useful to undergraduate, graduate students and researchers who have interests in Statistics, Data Analysis, Demography and its applications. The book is avaialble online.   

Confucius Institute at KU celebrates Chinese Teachers’ Day

isms | 16 September, 2012 12:20

On September 9th, 2012, Confucius Institute at KU (CIKU) celebrates the 28th Chinese Teachers’ Day at KUSOM where CIKU is located. In China September 10th is Teachers’ Day. Madame Wang Lixin, Deputy Chief of Mission at Chinese embassy in Nepal, Madame Zou Bin, Chief of Cultural Section at Chinese embassy in Nepal, Mr. Suresh Man Shrestha, Secretary at the Ministry of Education, attended the function along with all the Chinese teachers, Prof. Dr. Mahesh Banskot, Dean School of Arts, Dr. Sagar Raj  Sharma  and principals from Little Angels School, Venus Public School and Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM). They exchanged Teachers’ Day greetings and views of about Chinese language learning.

At the programme, Zhang Shubin, Chinese director at the CIKU, introduced Chinese Teachers’ Day and Chinese language teaching and learning in global context, stating that in some countries like India, USA, Britain and Australia have included Chinese language in their curricula. He made a proposal to the Ministry of Education to introduce Chinese as a foreign language in Nepali schools.

Madame Wang Lixin, Deputy Chief of Mission at Chinese embassy in Nepal expresses her thanks to all those who have contributed to Chinese language teaching and Chinese culture promotion in Nepal, and hopes more and more Nepalis will know better about China through Chinese language learning.

Secretary at the Ministry of Education Suresh Man Shrestha said that learning Chinese could benefit Nepalis, suggesting that Chinese language teaching be expanded in Nepal by the Chinese teachers’ efforts.

Notice for the student of Bridge Course of Environment and Natural Resources - LIST OF SELECTED CANDIDATES FOR ADMISSION

isms | 13 September, 2012 09:51

M.Sc. in Environment and Natural Resources - LIST OF SELECTED CANDIDATES FOR ADMISSION

isms | 13 September, 2012 09:39



Candidates who have appeared interview on 5th September 2012 for M.Sc. in Environment and Natural Resources’ with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 or 50% as announced, application form completed and fee Rs. 1000/- (one thousand only) deposited to Kathmandu University account, are informed to fill the Registration form at the office of Dean, School of Science (contact Mr. Bharat Shrestha, Administrative Officer) pay the first installment fee to the Account Section (Central Office) for confirmation of admissions and contact the Head of the Department, Department of Environmental Science & Engineering on or before 17 Sept 2012 for class routine.

Name list of the students qualified at the interview is as follows:

Sl no.

Name of the candidates




























Prof. Dr. Panna Thapa

Dean, School of Science

Orientation of MPharm (Industrial Pharmacy) and PharmD (Post Baccalaureate)

isms | 10 September, 2012 10:53



Department of Pharmacy


10 September 2012


Orientation of MPharm (Industrial Pharmacy) and PharmD (Post Baccalaureate)

The students admitted in MPharm and PharmD (Post Baccalaureate) are notified to attend the orientation program in the following date and venue:


Date: 14 September 2012

Time: 10:00 am

Venue: Block 12, Department of Pharmacy

Admission Notice for M.S. by Research in Glaciology 2012

isms | 09 September, 2012 11:26

Summer School on Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Computing with Differential Equations (MMSCDESS12)

isms | 06 September, 2012 15:24

Summer School on Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Computing with Differential Equations (MMSCDESS12)

Department of Natural Sciences, School of Science is organizing a summer school on Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Computing with Differential Equations from Sept 24 – 28, 2012.

Brochure (Click Here)

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