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Orientation Program of International Master Degree Programs ‘MPPOES’ and ‘MEEPE’ held

isms | 02 February, 2012 14:26

Orientation Program of International Master Degree Programs

mppoes’ and ‘meepe’ held

The orientation program for Master Program in Planning and Operation of Energy Systems (MPPOES) Second batch (2012-2013) and Master of Engineering in Electrical Power Engineering (MEEPE) fifth batch (2011-2013) concluded on February 1, 2012. Professor Dr. Bhola Thapa, Dean of School of Engineering, Project Coordinators Dr. Hari Prasad Neopane (EnPe) and Mr. Brijesh Adhikary (MEEPE), Heads and coordinators from the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical & Electronics Engineering formally welcomed the students at Kathmandu University. These graduate programs are run under the EnPe Program in collaboration with Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Dr. Bim Prasad Shrestha welcomed the students on behalf of Department of Mechanical Engineering and highlighted on the various different aspects of MPPOES program. Mr. Brijesh Adhikary also welcomed the students on behalf of Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and shed light on MEEPE program. Mr. Diwakar Bhujel and Dr. Neopane explained the evaluation system for these programs while Mr. Basanta Raj Pokharel gave information on the social welfare and logistics aspects. Finally, Professor Thapa highlighted the Engineering education at Kathmandu University, benefits of interdisciplinary graduate level courses, role of Engineers and applications of engineering education for the benefit of the society. He encouraged all the students for making maximum use of the facilities at Kathmandu University to get knowledge in their respective areas make their stay meaningful and joyful.

The MEEPE students joined Kathmandu University after having completed their first semester at NTNU,Norway and will continue rest of their semesters at Kathmandu University. The MPPOES students will spend their third semester at NTNU, Norway. Each program has ten students including the students from Nepal and abroad. 

Application are invited for Postgraduate MD/MS Programs

isms | 31 January, 2012 13:29

Application are invited for Postgraduate MD/MS Programs

DG of ICIMOD, Dr. David Molden and his Team Visited KU

isms | 31 January, 2012 11:00

Admissions Open for Masters in Landscape Management and Heritage Studies (LaMHS)

isms | 23 January, 2012 09:24

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16th UNESCO workshop on Active Learning in Optics and Photonics (ALOP Nepal 2011)

isms | 19 January, 2012 11:10

16th UNESCO workshop on 
Active Learning in Optics and Photonics
(ALOP Nepal 2011)

17 - 21 December 2011, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal


Daily power blackouts that lasted many hours.
A day of national strike that shutdown all road transport.
An ongoing student strike at the host university.

These types of disruption are commonplace in many developing countries that struggle with limited resources, poor infrastructure and large populations. Education initiatives such as ALOP are vitally important in these countries as they are one way of improving the quality of “people resources” which will, in time, provide the mechanism for tackling the other issues holding back social and economic development.

Normally any one of the above disruptions would have a severe negative impact on the running of any 5-day, hands-on education workshop, but in ALOP Nepal 2011, such disruptions had no impact because of the careful and adaptive planning of the local organisers. A large diesel generator with sufficient fuel supply was always available to be switched in whenever the mains electricity supply failed. The night of the national strike, additional accommodation at the venue was booked for participants who would normally travel by bus to the workshop. An off-campus venue for ALOP was chosen so as to avoid any disruption by strikes at the University campus.

So despite these significant disruptions, the ALOP workshop continued as normal, and we are pleased to report that it was highly successful and productive.

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Invitation for PhD Candidates

isms | 18 January, 2012 14:13

Notice for Faculties - School of Science and School of Engineering

isms | 10 January, 2012 14:00



This is to notify that the Vice-Chancellor of Kathmandu University Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma is addressing the faculties about the future direction of the University. The faculty members of School of Science and School of Engineering are invited to attend the program on the following date and time.

Venue:              C. V. Raman Auditorium Hall
Date:                12 January, 2012
Time:    1:00 PM (Thursday)


Office of the Vice-Chancellor
Kathmandu University

Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai appointed Vice-Chancellor of Kathmandu University

isms | 03 January, 2012 14:34

 Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister Dr. Baburam  Bhattarai appointed Vice-Chancellor of Kathmandu University


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister and the Chancellor of Kathmandu University, Dr. Baburam Bhattarai appointed Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma as the Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University for the next four years tenure.

Dr. Sharma has been working as the founder member and Vice-Chancellor of Kathmandu University since 1991.

Government of Nepal had formed a 'Vice-Chancellor Search Committee' on 11 December, 2011.  Hon’ble Minister for Education and Pro-Chancellor Mr. Dinanath Sharma was heading the committee along with other two members Mr. Damannath Dhungana, Chairman of Board of Trustee and Dr. Lok Bikram Thapa, Senator of Kathmandu University.

Adhikary delivered key-note speech in international conference

isms | 03 January, 2012 10:47

Adhikary delivered key-note speech in international conference

Nirmala Mani Adhikary, Asst. Professor of Media Studies at the Dept. of Languages and Mass Communication, School of Arts, Kathmandu University, delivered a key-note speech on 'the sadharanikaran model of communication' in plenary session of an international conference organized by Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India on December 27-28, 2011. The theme of the conference was 'Diversity and plurality in media: Reflections of society'. The governor of Madhya Pradesh Ram Naresh Yadav inaugurated the conference. The plenary session was followed by various parallel sessions where various scholars from India and abroad presented research papers on different aspects of communication and media.

Meanwhile, Asst. Professor Adhikary also delivered lectures on the same topic in Gorakhpur, Jhansi, and Ujjain too. This is to note that 'the sadharanikaran model of communication' was constructed and presented by Nirmala Mani Adhikary in 2003 and the model is now incorporated in the curricula of different universities in the world.

Sancharika Fellowship to BMS Students

isms | 23 December, 2011 14:30

Sancharika Fellowship to BMS Students

Ten students of Bachelor in Media Studies, Kathmandu University have been awarded mini research fellowships by Sancharika Samuha at a programme jointly organized by UNFPA, Nepal, Sancharika Samuha and Department of Languages and Mass Communication at Martin Chautari, Kathmandu, on 22 December 2011.  The students from the third and fourth year received Rs. 6000.00 each to carry out studies in areas covering gender issues and media.

Ms. Sudha Panta (UNFPA) and Ms. Babita Basnet (Sancharika Samuha) jointly handed the fellowships.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - Scholarship (tuition fees support) for 2 M.S by Research Degree Positions at Kathmandu University

isms | 18 December, 2011 15:14

 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - Scholarship (tuition fees support) for 2 M.S by Research Degree Positions at Kathmandu University
1. Call for applications document [Call for Application Form]
2. M.S by Research Application Form [Application Form]
3. Checklist for complete applications [Checklist]

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


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.






December 19, 2011


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

December 20, 2011


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

December 21, 2011


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

December 22, 2011


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

December 23, 2011


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.


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