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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.


Notice for End-Semester Compartmental Examination of B.E.\B.Sc.\B.Pharm\B. Tech.\BMS\BSW

isms | 12 December, 2011 15:17

December 12, 2011

NOTICE

End-Semester Compartmental Examination of B.E.\B.Sc.\B.Pharm\B. Tech.\BMS\BSW students scheduled earlier on November 16, 2011 is re-scheduled as follows.

 

 

Date

Day

Courses

December 19, 2011

Monday

MATH 104, MATH 102, EEEG 215, MEEG 202,  PHAR 212, COMP 251, PSYC 102

December 20, 2011

Tuesday

MEEG 206, COMP 201, CIEG 208, BIOL 207, CHEM 209 (Old Course), CHEM 203, BIOT 209, PHYS 212

December 21, 2011

Wednesday

PHYS 102, STAT 116, MCSC 202, BIOL 206, BIOT 206, PHYS 211, EEEG 309,  BIOT 306

December 22, 2011

Thursday

COMP 116, CHEM 102, MEEG 218, CHEM 212, BIOT 208, ETEG 304, EPEG 315, MEEG 318, ENVS 334, BIOT 307

December 23, 2011

Friday

MEEG 101,  ENGT 102, ENGL 152, COMP 231, CIEG 206, MATH 217, MEDS 205, EPEG 318, MEEG 316, COEG 410, PHAR 311

                                       

 

Examination Time           :           11.00 A.M. to 2.00 P.M.

Venue                           :           Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel.

 

 

 

Prof. Dr. Pushpa Raj Adhikary

Controller of Examinations

Press Release 17th Convocation

isms | 12 December, 2011 15:12

 Press Release 17th Convocation

 

 

Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony for the TTC at Kathmandu University(KU)

isms | 09 December, 2011 15:11

Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony for the TTC at Kathmandu University(KU)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea and the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Nepal signed the Memorandum of Understanding for Establishment of Technical Training Center at Kathmandu University’ at MOF, Singha Durbar. The MOU was signed by H.E. IL Doo Kim, Korean Ambassador to Nepal and Mr. Krishna Hari Banskota, Secretary of the Ministry of Finance.

Korean Government through KOICA will spend 3.5 million USD for implementing the TTC project. The project cost basically comprises of three components, namely infrastructure, equipment & machineries and human resource development. Initially four buildings each for automobile, general mechanical, girl’s hostel and boy’s hostel will be constructed under infrastructure at KU central campus, Dhulikhel. Equipment and machinery for training and demonstration purpose will also be procured. The existing human resource at Kathmandu University will be further trained to suit as per the need of program under human resource development program, which ultimately be responsible for running the center. The objective of this project is to produce skilled and technical workforce that is capable of adaptation of the changing technology as per the need of the industrial and labor market. The project will provide skill oriented training program to the local under privileged youths and equip future professionals with the required practical knowledge for the development of the Automobile and Mechanical sector in Nepal

The TTC at Kathmandu University project of KOICA for 2011 out of 4 country specific project for this year. Nepal is now a priority country for KOICA, hence KOICA assistance in Nepal will increase significantly in days to come.

 

The Best Paper Award in an International Conference comes to KU

isms | 09 December, 2011 14:51

Professor Dr. Bhola Thapa, Dean, School of Engineering delivered following two presentations in the special session of the 1st Asia-Pacific Forum on Renewable Energy (AFORE-1), held in Korea during 16-19, November 2011.

1.    HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENTS AND QUALITY CERTIFICATION PRACTICE IN NEPAL

2.    RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES IN NEPAL:

COUNTRY STATUS AND R&D FOR ITS SUSTAINABILITY

Mr. Biraj Singh Thapa, Research Fellow at Turbine Testing Lab also presented the following paper in the same conference. The paper was honored with the best paper award by the organizing committee.


 

EXPERIENCES OF R&D OF HYDRAULIC TURBINES AT KATHMANDU UNIVERSITY

Biraj Singh Thapa1*, Krishna Prasad Shrestha1, Bhola Thapa1

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kathmandu University, Nepal

*Corresponding author email address: bst@ku.edu.np

Kathmandu University IT Meet 2011 has begun from December 4

isms | 05 December, 2011 11:38

KU IT Meet 2011 has begun from December 4

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Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University Holds HSK Test

isms | 04 December, 2011 20:37

Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University Holds HSK Test

Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University (CIKU) holds Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) on December 4th , 2011. All together 51 people sat in the tests. The purpose of the test is to “promote training through testing” and “promote learning through testing”. The HSK emphasizes the objectivity and accuracy of the evaluation and stresses the learners’ actual Chinese language abilities. The HSK sets clear test objectives to allow the test takers to be able to improve their Chinese language abilities in a systematic and efficient way.

 As a general Chinese language abilities test for adult learnersthe results of the test can serve several purposes, i.e. a reference for an educational institution’s decision-making concerning recruiting students, a reference for employers’ decision-making concerning the recruitment, training and promotion of test takers, a method for Chinese language learners to assess and improve their proficiency in Chinese, and a method for Chinese language training institutions to evaluate training results.

Test takers will receive the results for the HSK issued by Hanban within three weeks after the test. 

Kathmandu University IT Meet 2011

isms | 27 November, 2011 20:00

17th Convocation 2068....

isms | 26 November, 2011 09:17

Chinese Ambassador Attends the Ceremony of Books Donation to KU

isms | 25 November, 2011 09:04

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On November 16, 2011, Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University(CIKU) held the Ceremony of Donating Book to Kathmandu University, through which, there are over a thousand Chinese books were donated. H. E. Chinese Ambassador Yang Houlan to Nepal, Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, Vice Chancellor of KU, Prof. Dr. Bhadra Man Tuladhar, Registrar of KU, Prof. Bao Deyuan, Director of Confucius Institute along with some teachers and students in KU, CIKU, attended the book-donating function.

The function was hosted by Prof. Bao Deyuan, Director ofConfucius Institute. H. E. Ambassador Yang Houlan addressed in his speech that the friendship between China and Nepal comes from culture exchanges. Owing to the mutual support and mutual help since the establishment of diplomatic relations of the two countries, the bilateral relations keep developing smoothly and healthily, among which, educational cooperation is an essential part. He is very pleased to see that more and more Nepali friends choose to learn Chinese language and culture and hopes the books donated today will be helpful for the readers to know better about China.

On behalf of the KU teachers and students, Prof. Dr. Sharma, Vice Chancellor of KU expressed his gratitude. He said that the friendly cultural exchanges between China and Nepal have a long history and huge potential. China, once an ancient civilization, however, a fast developing country nowadays, is worthy to be learned by Nepali people, especially the youth. He believes the students will know more about China and do great contribution to enhancing the friendship and cooperation between the two countries with the help of these books.

H. E. Ambassador Mr. Yang and Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Sharma also discussed about expanding academic exchanges and cooperation between the Chinese and Nepali universities. Moreover, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Sharma showed H. E. Ambassador Yang around the Kathmandu University in Dhulikhel.

Kathmandu University(KU) central staff team won the 2nd staff

isms | 18 November, 2011 11:29

Kathmandu University(KU) central staff team won the 2nd staff cup football tournament held on Nov 16, 2011, which was organized by Kathmandu University High School(KUHS), Chaukot. In the final central KU staff team played with KUHS staff team and winning goal scored by Basanta Lamichhane from central KU Staff team side. The team was awarded by the trophy and cash prize of NRS. 10,000/- Team manager Prachand Man Pradhan received the awarded money on behalf of the team.

KU Central staff team led by Sushil Shrestha (captain) won the first match against Dhulikhel Hospital(DH) staff team. Damodar Dhital scored the only goal for KU staff team.

The Role of Geomatics Engineering Education for National Development

isms | 17 November, 2011 13:11

Mr. Subash Ghimire presented the following paper in 2011 the international Symposium on Advanced Engineering, 10-12thNovember 2011 held at Busan, Korea.


The Role of Geomatics Engineering Education for National Development

(A case of Geomatics Education in Kathmandu University, Nepal)

Subash Ghimire


Faculty, Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering

Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kavre, NEPAL

Subash_ghimire@ku.edu.np

Mr. Biraj Singh Thapa presented following Paper in 2nd National Conference on Quality, 12-13 November 2011, Kathmandu, Nepal

isms | 14 November, 2011 13:35

Mr. Biraj Singh Thapa presented following Paper in 2nd National Conference on Quality, 12-13 November 2011, Kathmandu, Nepal 

Practice of Quality Control and Measurement Standards at Turbine Testing Lab in Kathmandu University

1Biraj Singh Thapa*, 1Bhola Thapa, 1Bim Prashad Shrestha

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kathmandu University, Nepal

*Corresponding author: Tel.: +977-9842137934; fax: + 977-11-661443

E-mail address: bst@ku.edu.np

Examination Notice for CHEM 208 and CHEM 209 (Old Courses)

isms | 11 November, 2011 20:52

November 11, 2011

 

NOTICE

 

It is notified to all concerned that CHEM 208 and CHEM 209 (Old Courses) are not offered any more as regular courses.

All students who want to appear in these two courses are asked to fill up the examination forms to appear in the forthcoming compartmental examination.

Also note that these will be the last examinations in these courses and no examination will be held afterward.

 


 

Prof. Dr. Pushpa Raj Adhikary
Controller of Examinations

 

Inauguration of Turbine Testing Lab , Kathmandu University - 10 Nov, 2011

isms | 10 November, 2011 13:51

Turbine Testing Lab (TTL) at Kathmandu University was inaugurated on 10th Nov 2011 jointly by Norwegian Ambassador H.E. Mr. Alf Arne Ramslien and Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University Prof. Suresh Raj Sharma. This lab is established with major objective to facilitate academic and development activities related to Hydropower. It is collaborated and built under major support by NORAD.

        

 
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