Kathmandu University News

Dr. Luitel visited various universities in US

isms | 28 September, 2010 17:31

Dr . Bal Chandra Luitelvisited the University of Wyoming (UW) from September 3 to 13 to participate inthe planning conference of WISDOMe (Wyoming Institute for the Study and Development of MathematicalEducation). At the conference, he presented a commentary on the plenary onlived mathematical experiences by Wolff Michael Roth. Besides, Dr. Luitelpresented a public lecture on transformative mathematics education in Nepal,met with officials of the university with a view to develop collaborationbetween KU and UW, and engaged in a series of discussion with Prof. LarryHatfield and other members of the DIME (Developing Investigations ofMathematical Experience) research team to (re) conceptualise research intolived mathematical experiences.

 Next,Dr. Luitel visited California State University @ Fresno (Fresno State) fromSeptember 14 to 19. He met professors of the Kremen College of Education so asto explore possibilities for future collaborations between KUSOED and theCollege of Education. Next, Dr. Luitel gave a public lecture entitled LookingBack, Looking Ahead:  A Journeyfrom a Transmissionist Teacher to a Transformative Researcher, and a seminar onNew Science and New Mathematics to a group of graduate students and professors.He discussed with professors from the Department of Geography and School ofAgriculture regarding joint research activities between the two universities. AFresno State Professor is visiting KU in November so as to materialise thepossibility of joint research collaboration.

 Inthe final week (i.e., September 20 to 24) of the three-week tour, Dr. Luitelvisited California State University @ Sacramento (CSU Sacramento State) wherehe presented on some aspects of the ethnomathematics project supported by theUNESCO office in Kathmandu(http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0016/001614/161421m.pdf). The next talkcomprised Dr. Luitel’s ongoing research on socially responsible science andmathematics education. Toward the final day of the visit, he met professors andsome key administrators so as to identify some priority areas for futurecollaboration.

Available online - Publication in the International Journal of Aquatic Sciences (Hydrobiologia)

isms | 28 September, 2010 14:13

Three research articles published and others edited by Dr. Subodh Sharma as Guest Editor with the theme Rivers in the Hindu Kush Himalaya – Ecology and Environmental Assessment are available online at www.springerlink.com in Hydrobiologia Volume 651.

President Yadav Inaugurates Youth Solidarity Festival

isms | 26 September, 2010 09:59


The Made in Nepal Youth SolidarityFestival was formally inaugurated on 24 September 2010, by Rt. Hon’ble Dr. Ram BaranYadav, the President of Republic of Nepal. On the same occasion,President Yadav also inaugurated the new Girls' Hostel and Staff Quarters inKathmandu University. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, the President expressedhis concern that the education sector has been affected by the country’s politicalinstability. Stating that monopoly is not acceptable in democracy, he urged allpolitical parties to stay away from the politics of weapons for a peacefulfuture. He also advised the students to remain untouched by the stench ofpolitics. He praised Kathmandu University for its contribution towards highereducation in Nepal, congratulated for its international reputation, andexpressed the hope that this would continue for a long time ahead.

Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, theVice Chancellor of Kathmandu University, spoke about the achievements, setbacksand the satisfaction he felt during the twenty years of the university'sestablishment. Prof. Dr. Bhadraman Tuladhar, Registrar, Prof. Dr. Janga BahadurChauhan, Director of Student Welfare, Mr. Rajendra Khetan, Senate Member,industrialist Mr. Sanjeev Raj Rajbhandari, Constituent Assembly member Mr. KrishnaPrashad Sapkota were among the other dignitaries to formally attend the ceremony.Besides, Deans of different schools, faculties, staffs, and families living inthe staff quarters were also present in the programme.

The ceremony was chaired byMr. Sharad Chandra Mainali, President, Student Welfare Council president.

The festival which runs forthree days will have activities like youth conference, cycle race, photo exhibitionand competition, art exhibition and science project exhibition. There are alsofood and game stalls at the fair.

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16th Asia Pacific Quality Organization International Conference onQuality

isms | 16 September, 2010 14:03

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Please download the [doc] file to view conference schedule with session allocations. 

Uttam Budhathoki, Dr. Rajendra Gyawali, Bibek Singh Mahat and Prawan Dahal from Department of Pharmacy in NPA Executive Council (2010-2013)

isms | 05 September, 2010 15:03

Uttam Budhathoki, Assistant Professor and Dr.Rajendra Gyawali, Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy, have been elected as aPresident and Member respectively in 36th Annual General Meeting of NepalPharmaceutical Association (NPA) on Saturday, 28 August 2010 for next threeyears tenure. Mr. Bibek Singh Mahat and Mr. Prawan Dahal, both MPharm Students,have been elected as General Secretary and Member respectively in the AGM.

Kathmandu University goes Community Level training at Sindhupalanchowk and Dolakha district on Disaster Management

isms | 02 September, 2010 15:23

Kathmandu University is organizing Community Based Disaster Risk Management Training for Capacity Building in selected communities and Local administration level in Sindhupalchowk and Dolakha District of Nepal, RCRRP in the Himalayas, UNDP – ECHO initiative.

The resource persons are from School of Science, School of Management and School of Medical Sciences, Dhulikhel Hospital Kathmandu University and Nepal Engineering College affiliated to Pokhara University.

The program is being coordinated by Dr. Bim Prasad Shrestha, Associate Professor and Head of Department at Department of Mechanical Engineering of Kathmandu University and  being provided in four thematic areas of Early warning system, Contingency planning , Search and Rescue and First aid in both the districts.

The relevant resource materials are being provided by Nepal Red Cross Society, Practical Action Nepal, Action aid Nepal, Mercy Corps, DIPECHO etc. The logistic support is being provided by TRUST Nepal Pvt. Ltd and on site support is being provided by CDECF, the local partner designated by UNDP/Nepal

Kathmandu University extends great appreciation to these organization for their support.
The training will be given to local community and district level of office bearer of Nepal Police, Nepal Armed Police, Nepal Army, Nepal Red Cross, District development office etc.

This is first of its kind that Kathmandu University is organizing the training at local level and contract has been awarded to Kathmandu University on competitive basis.

August. 31st  2010  is the first day of the training program and inaugurated at Melamachi Diamond Resort of Bahunepati. In the Inauguration program, training coordinator Dr. Bim Shrestha welcomed all the participants on behalf of its organizer Kathmandu University. Project support officer of UNDP Mr. Deepak KC highlighted the importance of training program and also shed light on UNDP ECHO initiative activities for hydro metrological disaster management  being carried out in Nepal.
The first day training was given by Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha on Early warning system and his training is being facilitated by Ms. Rinu Karmacharya at Bahunepati VDC of Sidhupalnchok district. 

Youth Solidarity Festival 2010

isms | 23 August, 2010 13:24

Kathmandu University Student Welfare Council is going to organize Youth Solidarity Festival 2010 (www.ku.edu.np/ysf) on 24 - 26 September 2010....

Successful CIMPA School 2010.

isms | 11 August, 2010 10:52


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Notice for KU Scholarships for First Year UNG Students

isms | 05 August, 2010 20:27

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Graduation Ceremony of NOMA Fellowship Program

isms | 29 June, 2010 15:45

The students of Masters in Electrical Power Engineering batch 2008-10 under NOMA Fellowship Program received their Certificate o f Degree in the Graduation Ceremony organized by the School of Engineering, Kathmandu University on 29th June 2010 at the C.V. Raman Auditorium, KU. On this auspicious occasion, His Excellency Thor Gislesen, Honorable Norwegian Ambassador to Nepal, was the Chief Guest, who congratulated the graduating students and wished them bright future.  Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University, Prof. Dr. SureshRaj Sharma, awarded the degree to the students and on his congratulatory speech wished the graduating students a successful future. The program officially began with a welcome speech from the Registrar of Kathmandu University, Prof.Dr. Bhadra Man Tuladhar. The NOMA Program Coordinator Mr. BrijeshAdhikary highlighted about the past present and future of NORAD and NOMA Program, its background and success. On behalf of graduating students Mr. Patrick Mukombe Simuchimba presented his views about the  MEEPE NOMA program and express his gratitude towards KU, NTNU. Finally, Prof.Dr. Bhola Thapa, Dean of School of Engineering, extended vote of thanks. Distinguished guests from different industries and organization, journalists, local people representatives, faculties and staffs of Kathmandu University were present in the program.


Mr. Uttam Budhathoki published the paper

isms | 17 June, 2010 10:35

Uttam Budhathoki, Panna Thapaand Ellaiah Poluri published a paper entitled "ProductionOptimization and Partial Characterization of Xylanase from Brevibacillusborstelensis – MTCC 9874 Isolated from Soil Sample of Eastern Nepal and itsMedium Optimization" in Journalof Pure and Applied Microbiology, Volume 4 No. 1 Page No. 01-09.

Article is in http://www.microbiologyjournal.org/JMAbs.asp

Dr. Jha published a new article

isms | 14 June, 2010 18:18

A new articletitled, "Study of agricultural impacts through fish base variables indifferent rivers" is been published in* International Journal ofEnvironmental Science and Technology*  (IJEST), *Volume 7, Number 3, Pages411-615 (Summer 2010). It is also available online at: http://www.ijest.org/


Sports week concludes, Title to Knights

isms | 08 June, 2010 13:34

Amol Acharya
18 April, Dhulikhel

Oneweek long sports festival of KathmanduUniversity has come to an end. According to final results KU Knightsare the winner with 2 hundred and 84 points. LACM Lions secured the secondposition and was followed by KU Stars and KU Pedators with equal points. 

Cricketfinal, Athletics finals, Basketball final, were held on the last day of theevent.

'SportsWeek 2010 was organized by Sports Committee formed under Student Welfare Council(SWC). 'Nothing goes perfect. I am happy with the way it has ended.' saidJangab Chauhan, Student Welfare Director of KathmanduUniversity. SWC President, Saradchandra Mainali shared similar view.He thanked volunteers and KU Sports newsletter team for the role they played inmaking the event successful. KU Souls, KCM Rangers, NCM Wizards were alsoparticipants of the event.

Formore: kusportsweek.blogspot.com

Vice Chancellor Prof Sharma presented paper on China Education Exchange Symposium and visit of Chinese Officials at KU

isms | 01 June, 2010 15:31

Vice Chancellor Prof Sharmapresented paper on China Education Exchange Symposium and

visit of Chinese Officials at KU


TheVice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma presented a paper on Nepal ChinaEducation Exchange on May 15, 2010 at Seventh China Education ExchangeSymposium and Exhibition in Nepal organized by Arniko Samaj.  The paper focused mainly on education systemof Nepal, China's contribution and the potential area of further collaboration.On the occasion, Dr Tirtha Khaniya, member of National Planning Commission, DrMadhav Sharma, Vice Chancellor of Tribhuvan University and Mr Mahashram Sharma,Joint Secretary of Ministry of Education also presented papers on differentother aspects of education. The Symposium was also attended by almost eightyhigh level representatives of more than thirty different universities of thePeople's Republic of China. The representatives of the Chinese universitiesalso visited Kathmandu University on May 18, 2010. The Vice Chancellor ProfSharma had welcomed the representatives and shared with them the specialfeature of KU. An interaction with KU officials and professors was held duringthe occasion. Initial discussions on possible different collaborations werealso exchanged. They also made observation of the different departments,laboratories and other facilities at the premises of Kathmandu University.

Mr. Samir Shrestha Published a book in title of "Aerodynamics Force on a Fiber"

isms | 09 May, 2010 14:26

Mr. Samir Shrestha published a book in title of “Aerodynamics Force on a Fiber: Normal and Tangential Components of Force Coefficients for Wide Ranges of Reynolds Numbers (Paperback)
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