Kathmandu University News

Asst. Professor Prachand Man Pradhan has recently published a peer-reviewed paper in an International Journal “BUILDING RESEARCH JOURNAL, Vol.58, No.4, 2010.

isms | 08 July, 2012 13:16

Asst. Professor  Prachand Man Pradhan has recently published a peer-reviewed paper in an International Journal “Building Research Journal, Vol.58, No.4, 2010.

The title of the paper: Lateral Resistance of Partially Infilled Masonry Wall in Concrete Frame Structures


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

isms | 06 July, 2012 12:52

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.

Please find the link for the journal




Mr. Vivek Bhandari from Mini-Grid Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering won an Honorary Credential from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

isms | 05 July, 2012 13:26

A SYMPOSIUM ON Prospects of Environmental Engineering: An Experience Sharing of KU Alumni

isms | 01 July, 2012 14:07


Prospects of Environmental Engineering: An Experience Sharing of KU Alumni


Organized by:

Forum for Environmental Conservation and Management, FECAM (A student body KU ENVE Students) in association with Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, KU)


Venue:             CV Raman Auditorium, Kathmandu University

                        Dhulikhel,  Kavre

Date:               July 05, 2012 

Time:               12:00-16:00 hrs.



12:30-12:45 hrs.


12:45-13:10 hrs.

Opening Ceremony

13:10-13:40 hrs.

Paper Presentation I :

Speaker : Mr. Anish  Ghimire,  A graduate of Environmental Engineering Program, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand (KU ENVE Graduate Batch 2005)


13:40-14:10 hrs.

Paper Presentation II :

Speaker Ms. Shuvi  Neupane, A graduate of Environmental Engineering Program, National Institute of Technology, Trichurapalli, Tamil Naddu, India  (KU ENVE Graduate Batch 2005)


14:10-14:40 hrs.

Paper Presentation III:

Ms. Anusa Airi, Program Officer, Nepal Water for Health, NEWAH, Nepal ( KU ENVE Batch 2005)

14:40-15:10 hrs.

Paper Presentation IV :

Mr. Suman  Dhun  Shrestha, Project Co-ordinator,  Environment and Public Health Organization, ENPHO(KU ENVE Batch 2010)

15:10–15:45 hrs.

Floor Discussion


For further details, kindly Contact the following students of FECAM, KU, Dhulikhel


Ashish Basnet-9849090846

Anil Shrestha-9841716875

Suman Shah-9803760431


Graduation Ceremony of MEEPE under NOMA Fellowship Program - 2012

isms | 01 July, 2012 14:00

Graduation Ceremony of MEEPE under NOMA Fellowship Program

The graduation ceremony of the 4th batch (2010-2012) of Master of Engineering in Electrical Power Engineering (MEEPE) under NOMA Fellowship Program was held on Friday, 29th June 2012 with the graceful presence of His Excellency the Norwegian Ambassador to Nepal, Mr. Alf Arne Ramslein as chief guest. Eleven graduates, 5 from Zambia and 6 from Nepal were conferred the graduation provisional certificates. There were four females among the eleven. Pramila Chaudhary, Manisha Malla, Nabina Pradhan, Daisydaria Muleya Michelo, Mathew M’Kandawire, Collins Mumba, Ezekiel Muyembe, Mabvuto Mwanza, Mandip Pokharel, Grishma Ojha and Mandip Luitel were the graduates who spent their first semester at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway and the rest three at Kathmandu University. On this occasion, the Registrar of KU, Prof. Dr. Bhadraman Tuladhar welcomed the guests and the Program Coordinator Mr. Brijesh Adhikary highlighted the chronological details, achievements and future strategy for MEEPE. Professor Dr. Bhola Thapa, the Dean of School of Engineering congratulated the graduates and mentioned the success of KU in accomplishing the program with quality right on time. His Excellency Mr. Ramslien congratulated KU and all the graduates for the success completion of the program and wished for a better personal and academic life. He also reiterated the commitment of Norwegian Government for the support to the Nepali people even in all odd hours. Representing the graduates, Mr. Mathew M’Kandawire expressed his gratitude for the efficient management, quality education, and great social life at Kathmandu University. He also thanked NTNU and Norwegian government for their support and appealed for further support to Kathmandu University. Finally, the Honorable Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma concluded the ceremony with congratulations and highlights on the success of Kathmandu University, its goals and the role of the alumni in spreading the fame of the University with their contribution to the society they are working in.


Heartiest congratulations to all the graduates!

Visit of Prof. Huczko

isms | 28 June, 2012 14:28

Mr. Subash Ghimire has recently published the book on “Land Tenure in Hydropower Development”.

isms | 25 June, 2012 10:57

Asst. Prof and co-ordinator of Geomatics Engineering Program, Mr. Subash Ghimire has recently published the book on “Land Tenure in Hydropower Development”.



EAN: 9783659148170

Book language: English

Publishing house: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing , Website: https://www.lap-publishing.com/

By (author): Subash Ghimire , Number of pages: 108, Published on: 2012-06-18

Price: 49.00 €

Keywords: Land Tenure, Hydropower development, social and Environmental effects


For more information:




Call from interested Candidates for CDM project, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kathmandu University

isms | 22 June, 2012 09:24

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Kathmandu University

Date: 21th June, 2012

Subject: Call from interested Candidates for CDM project

Kathmandu University Department of Mechanical Engineering Calls for application from the interested candidates for monitoring/testing of ICS. The Duration of the current call is for one month; however the candidates will be kept in the roaster of CDM project and will be involved in long term assignment in future. Training / orientation will be given in Biomass Stove Laboratory, Kathmandu University.

Preference will be given to graduates from Mechanical / Biotech/Environmental Science and Engineering. The application along with CV should be submitted before 27th June, 2012 to following address:

Contact Person

Bijendra Shrestha


Mobile: 9803340084

Department of Mechanical Engineering

School of Engineering

Kathmandu University

Sushil Shrestha, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has recently published the book on "Bridging the gap between E-learning and Knowledge Management"

isms | 19 June, 2012 10:34

Sushil Shrestha, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has recently published the book on "Bridging the gap between E-learning and Knowledge Management"

ISBN-13: 978-3-659-15079-1
ISBN-10: 3659150797
EAN: 9783659150791
Book language: English

Publishing house: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website: https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) : Sushil Shrestha
Number of pages: 88
Published on: 2012-06-08
Stock: In stock
Category: Informatics, IT
Price: 49.00 €

E-Learning, Knowledge Management, Moodle, Learning Management System, Mahara, Social Networking Service (SNS)

For more information :


MOU between Inha University and Kathmandu University

isms | 19 June, 2012 09:18

MOU between Inha University and Kathmandu University

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between Inha University, South Korea and Kathmandu University on 18th of June, 2012. The documents were signed by Prof. Byoung S. Ham, director of the Photon Information Processing (PIP) center, Inha University, S. Korea and Prof. Panna Thapa, Dean of School of Science, Kathmandu University at the latter’s office. Head of the department of natural sciences was also present in the program. The agreement will be mainly helpful in promoting the B.Sc. in applied Physics program by providing scholarships to few selected graduates for their higher studies at Inha University in near future. In addition to that the MOU will also open possibilities for research collaboration between the two institutions in the area of applied science and engineering.

Artengineering Workshop concluded at KU

isms | 18 June, 2012 14:26

Artengineering Workshop concluded at KU

17 June 2012

Dhulikhel, Kavre


A Five-day long Artengineering Workshop concluded in Kathmandu University on 16 June 2012. School of Engineering Turbine Testing Lab had organized this workshop in association with the Centre for Art and Design of School of Arts of Kathmandu University.

The main objective of the workshop was to transfer competence of advanced methods of metal casting techniques being practiced in Nepal to School of Engineering and School of Arts of the University with prospects of industrial applications.

Inaugurating the Opening Ceremony, Mr. Kishore Thapa, Architect Engineer & Secretary of Ministry of Education, expressed a satisfactory remark over the contribution of Kathmandu University. The University is expanding by all means on its capacity being a role model in higher education of Nepal. Thapa exclaimed that the philosophy of aesthetic appeal does work for consuming the products in the market. This workshop would be a milestone for expanding participant's knowledge of art, culture and technology together for manufacturing production, he added.

Vice Chancellor, Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma recalled KU's initial days when university was designing interdisciplinary courses on its academic programs. The purpose of these courses was to make students capable with innovation and creativity in their discipline. He encouraged the participants for acquiring technical and professional expertise in the field of metal casting techniques and hoped that the workshop will be able to assist them to make durable industrial applications.

Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, Dean SOE welcomed the guests and the participants and expressed that this is the beginning of such type of program where students of Arts and Engineering acquired artistic and creative knowledge together. We are committed to launch such type of combining programs in future, he said.

Mr. Biraj Singh Thapa, Coordinator of the workshop and In-charge of Turbine Testing Lab, outlined the program and projected the possibility of its implementation area. The Workshop would be worthy for the students who are involved in Engineering, Art and Designing profession.

Concluding the inaugural session Prof. Dr. Bhadra Man Tuladhar, Registrar of Kathmandu University expressed vote of thanks to the chief guest and the participants and wished all success of the program.

25 students from School of Engineering, 20 students from School of Arts, and 10 technicians from School of Engineering participated in the workshop. Mr. Tejesh Man Shakya, Mr. Kriti Man Shakya and Ms. Swosti Rajbhandari from Department of Art and Design, School of Arts were the instructor of this five day long program.  

The participants got an exposure to casting techniques and design principles, wax modeling, channel mixing and moulding, de-waxing and mould baking, and metal casting. The cast products prepared by the participants were demonstrated during closing ceremony to the Chairperson Dr. Mahesh Banskota, Dean, School of Arts. The certificate was distributed to all the participants and technical team jointly by Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa and Dr. Mahesh Banskota. Special guest of the closing ceremony Mr. Tej Ratna Shakya, an experienced and retired craft man of Nepal was acknowledged for his life time service to preserve and promote the ancient techniques of metal casting practice in Nepal.

Concluding the closing ceremony Dr. Mahesh Banskota, Dean, School of Arts said that the workshop brought the people working in two different fields together for accomplishing creative work. He expressed vote of thanks to Prof. Bhola Thapa for taking an initiative to conduct such inter disciplinary and innovative work. He also expressed his interest to work together on such activities in future as well.

Application call for Internship and Research Assistantship on part-time or full time basis

isms | 18 June, 2012 14:02

CEPTE has been organizing the Kathmandu University-Lecture Series (KULS) at Kathmandu University

isms | 17 June, 2012 15:22

Note: For registration form and details please click [download]


Dr. Bal Chandra Luitel presented a keynote at the International STEM Research Symposium

isms | 14 June, 2012 13:58

Dr. Bal Chandra Luitel presented a keynote at the International STEM Research Symposium

June 13, 2012

Dr. Bal Chandra Luitel, Associate Professor of Mathematics in School of Education, Kathmandu University, presented a keynote at the International STEM Research Symposium: Quantitative Reasoning in Mathematics and Science Education, held in Georgia, USA on May 31 to June 2, 2012.

The Symposium was well received by participants for discussing global issues on research and practice of mathematics education. Dr. Luitel, as an expert, shared his research experience in the theme of Mathematics as a Lived Experience (DIME) with prominent scholars of mathematics education.

The Symposium was jointly organized by Georgia Southern University, Colorado State University and theUniversity of Wyoming. Kathmandu University is a collaborative partner of the University of Wyoming for exchanging research and academic programs in mutual interest.

For details: http://coe.georgiasouthern.edu/QR/symposium.html


Fulbright Specialist Dr. John Galbraith visited Kathmandu University

isms | 08 June, 2012 13:06

Fulbright Specialist Dr. John Galbraith visited Kathmandu University

Dr. John Galbraith, Associate Professor at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA, has completed his visit to Kathmandu University as a Fulbright Specialist from 16th May to 8th June, 2012.  Dr. Galbraith is a Soil Scientist and Geomophologist specializing on soil genesis, classification and mapping and has expertise on wetland (hydric) soils.

John received his B.S. in Range and Wildlife Management at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX in 1978, and completed a M.S. in Range Science at Texas Tech in 1983 after working as a USDA Range Conservationist for two years. John worked for seven years after 1983 as a USDA-SCS Soil Scientist in four states and did soil survey work in four other states. John went back to school to complete a Ph.D. in Soil Science at Cornell in 1997 under the employee degree program. John did a post-doc at Cornell and the University of Florida. John began working at Virginia Tech in 1999 and concentrates on soil and wetland science. John teaches many courses and coaches the student soil judging team. John is a state certified soil scientist and professional wetland delineator. He offers training sessions in hydric soils and wetland delineation, and is involved in numerous research studies.

During his short time at KU, John was involved in guest lectures for both undergraduate and graduate students, student research supervision and counseling, serving as external examiner for Ph.D. defense, and numerous field visits to examine landforms and soils.  The list of talks and presentations given by John are as follows:

1.    “Soil Classification and Properties in Nepal”

2.    “Sustaining Soil Quality with Agriculture, Forestry and Grazing Management: A Middle Path Plan of Action”

3.    “Wetland Soils in Nepal”

4.    Burying Black Carbon (Char): Moving Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere to Stable Soil Compounds”

5.    “Conservation Challenges and Actions in Nepal” on the occasion of World Environment Day.

Dr. John Galbraith returned to his home country on Friday, 8th June, 2012.

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