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Call for applications - Scholarship (tuition fees support) for 1 MS by Research Degree position in Mechanical Engineering, Specialization on Energy Economics and Policy, School of Engineering (SOE), Kathmandu University (KU)

isms | 19 March, 2012 13:28

Call for applications - Scholarship (tuition fees support) for 1 MS by Research Degree position in Mechanical Engineering, Specialization on Energy Economics and Policy, School of Engineering (SOE), Kathmandu University (KU) 

 Kathmandu University, School of Engineering (SOE) is currently running the Master’s Program in Planning and Operation of Energy System (MPPOES) under the support of NORAD (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation) fellowship program.  Currently, total of 20 (Twenty) Masters Students and 2 (Two) PhD fellow are enrolled in the program.  

To complement the existing program initiatives, and initiate research & development activities in the field of energy sector, SOE, KU is planning to start Masters by Research Degree in Mechanical Engineering Specialization on Energy Economics and Policy focused on hydropower development in Nepal. The research degree program is partially funded (tuition fees support for two years) by KU There is a possibility for deserving candidate to take part in teaching and assisting related courses at KU not exceeding 20 hours a week in order to cover minimum living expenses. Additional research fund will seek jointly once the program start.   

 

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MoU has been signed between School of Engineering of Kathmandu University and Himal Power Limited

isms | 18 March, 2012 08:59

On 14 March 2012, MoU has been signed between School of Engineering (SOE) of Kathmandu University (KU) and Himal Power Limited (HPL) for cooperation in “Masters by Research Degree in Analysis of Root Cracks in Pelton runners - A case study of Khimti Power plant”.

The MoU was signed by Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, Dean SOE and Mr. Tom Kristian Larsen, General Manager, HPL.

  

The major objectives of the MS by Research Program are:

  1. 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,
  2. To propose design conditions, manufacturing and maintenance techniques to improve the life and performance in general avoid root crack in particular.

HPL will provide financial funding of 1 Million NRS and required technical support for this research. The Master’s study will be conducted by Department of Mechanical Engineering. The research will be conducted at Turbine Testing lab under the joint supervision from Waterpower lab at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Norway. 

Prof. Badoux wrapped up his 13th visit at Kathmandu University

isms | 16 March, 2012 14:20

Prof. Badoux wrapped up his 13th visit at Kathmandu University

 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Dhulikhel, Kavre.

 

 

Vice-Chancellor Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma welcomed Prof. Dr. John C. Badoux, a renowned Swiss Scholar, in an interaction program held on 12 March, 2012 at Kathmandu University. He expressed sincere thanks to Prof. Badoux for his decade long contribution for enhancement of academic programs like Bio-Technology, Civil Engineering and Environment Engineering at Kathmandu University. Prof. Badoux is the curator of Happy House Foundation Fellowship, patronized by Mr. Guy Ullens, for the establishment of the Centre for Excellence in Production and Transportation of Electrical Energy (CEPTE/KU), an Energy Research and Development Unit of School of Engineering.

 

Prior to this program, Dr. Sharma, Prof. Badoux and Prof. Ramesh Maskey had made a three-day-long observational tour to Mustang, a remote mountainous area in the Western part of Nepal. The purpose of the visit was to observe the possibilities of new field of studies for assisting academic programs which were the need of the community and the nation herself. The potential areas were identified as energy, bio-technology, agriculture and tourism.

 

Prof. Badoux expressed his optimistic remarks over priority areas and urged Kathmandu University to launch such demanded courses for public need. Along with Government, KU has to tie up with private sectors which are interested to join work together, he said.

 

He further suggested that university should run research and practical based Master and Ph.D. programs. Programs should have to be evaluated with the quality rather than the students’ quantity, he stated. Today KU graduates can be found elsewhere in the world and such appearance proves its good quality, he made a satisfactory remarks.

 

Responding some questions of senior faculties, he further expressed that there is scarcity of getting good students rather than getting funds to run the programs. Funding can be available for research work from international companies. They want to conduct research work by native researchers. University should be conscious about practical work of the students.

 

The interactive program was organized by CEPTE/KU. Along with Vice-Chancellor, Prof. PannaThapa, Dean of School of Science; Prof. BholaThapa, Dean of School of Engineering; Prof. Ramesh Maskey; Prof. Sanjaya Nath Khanal and HoDs and other faculties of Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering and Department of Bio-Technology interacted with Prof. Badoux in the program.

 

After concluding the program Prof. Badoux also met with the faculty members of School of Science and School of Engineering. Septuagenarian scholar walked around the university premises and observed labs and class rooms in his eight-hour long stay in the University.

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy for Project Support Staff, School of Engineering - Kathmandu University (KU)

isms | 15 March, 2012 10:16

Kathmandu University (KU)

School of Engineering

Vacancy for Project Support Staff


 

Application for the position of “Project Support Staff” in School of Engineering is hereby invited from Nepalese citizens with the following minimum qualifications. 

  • Bachelors Degree in Business administration, Management, Accounting, and Business Studies.
  • Excellent command in written and spoken English and Nepali.
  • Excellent computer skills.

The summary of the employment conditions are:

·         Employment Type: Contract, Full time.

·         Period: 01 April 2012 till 30 September 2012.

·         Salary: Approximately O1 level of KU.

Details about employment terms of reference can be provided upon request from School of Engineering.

Applications consisting of curriculum vitae and a cover letter explaining motivation to work in the position should be submitted by email or in person no later than 28 March 2012 to the address given below. The qualification (academic, relevant work experience and others) mentioned in the CV should be authentic and the documentary evidences of these in original must be same at the time of interview. Otherwise, the qualifications will not be considered as a merit for the selection.

Female candidate will be given priority for the position

Only short listed candidates will be contacted to appear in the interview for final selection on 30 March 2012.

Contact address:

Dean’s Office
School of Engineering, Kathmandu University
Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal
Email: dean_engg@ku.edu.np

Invitation For BIDS - The Construction of Technical Training Center (TTC) at Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel...

isms | 15 March, 2012 09:55

Invitation for Bids- For Construction of Dept. of Civil and Geomatics Engineering Block(09)

isms | 11 March, 2012 09:26

For Tender Document Details:

1. Volume I
2. Volume II
3.     Volume II - Specifiaction

Notice for participate in a half day Orientation program on Quality Assurance and Accreditation (QAA)

isms | 08 March, 2012 14:58

Date March 08, 2012

Notice

This is to notify that all the Teaching and Non Teaching staff of the School of Science, School of Engineering and Central office of Kathmandu University are hereby requested to participate in a half day Orientation program on Quality Assurance and Accreditation (QAA) of higher education in Nepal as follows :

 

Date                 :           March 22, 2012
Venue               :           C.V. Raman Auditorium Main Hall, KU, Dhulikhel
Time                :           1.00 PM

______________________

Professor Dr. Panna Thapa
Dean, School of Science
Coordinator, Internal Quality Assurance and Accreditation committee (IQAAC)

KU Staff in National Sports 2068

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
 
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