Kathmandu University News

51st Senate Meeting held

isms | 03 August, 2009 15:55

"51st Senate Meeting" of Kathmandu University was held on August 2, 2009, at Office of the Prime Minister, Singh-durbar, Kathmandu, under the chairmanship of Honorable Prime Minister & Chancellor of the University, Shri Madhav Kumar Nepal. The Meeting was attended by almost all of its members. During the meeting, following proposal submitted by Prof.  Bhadra Man Tuladhar, Registrar, was discussed and approved:

1. Audit report of fiscal year 2064/2065.

Prof. Suresh Raj Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, gave a welcome speech and University's progress review.  Vote of Thanks by Prof. Janga Bahadur Chauhan, School of Arts. 

Final Year Mechanical Engineering students are back after completion of their internship in Thailand

isms | 03 August, 2009 13:52

Industrial Training introduced at Kathmandu University refers to professional experience that is relevant to professional development prior to their graduation. It has been a great opportunity for the students to learn about the industry, to establish important contacts and most importantly, to seed the beginnings for their career in chosen profession.

 

Department of Mechanical Engineering of Kathmandu University initiated a completely new fashion of exposing its students to an international arena through its credit-course industrial training program from this year. As per the regular course of the Undergraduate Final year, five students representing Department of Mechanical engineering were provided an opportunity to work as an internee at Asian Institute of Technology and CP Group of Companies, in Thailand.

Sushil Tandukar and Nishant Gautam of B.E. in Mechanical Engineering Final year worked as an internee Engineer at AIT from 1st July- 31st July, 2009 focusing on the topic “Performance Analysis of AIT Model Gasifier Stove-A case study in context of Nepal” under the direct supervision of Prof. Shivappan Kumar, the Dean of School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), AIT. The students had done their final year project on the similar topic at KU.

Three of the Final Year Mechanical Engineering students (Abhinav Pradhan, Prabij Joshi and Dipen Manadhar) also completed their 1 month internship in the leading Multinational Industry of Thailand Charoen Pokphand Group of Companies. There they had an oppurtunity to work with Thai Engineers for the construction of Asias’ largest Rice Mill factory that is being erected in Industrial State of Thailand near Bangkok. The students were directly involved in the Civil, Mechanical andElectrical component of the industry.

An experience of students:

Abhinav Pradhan “We find this internship as the most important and the perfect step for our career development. We would like to thank Our Prof. Bim P. Shrestha for initiating this step and for his fabulous co-ordination; Dr. Panamas for helping us in each and every time in Thailand, all the staff of the Charoen Pokphand Engineering Co. Ltd. for the helpful and co-operative nature during our stay in Thailand and lastly Prof. Surin Phongsupramit Head of the Solid Mechanics at Mechaincal Engineering Department in Chulalongkorn University for the lecture about the life after the studies.We were given a great opportunity to work in the construction of Asia’s’ the biggest Rice Mill Factory. There we learned about their working style, Machines, Plant Layout and the life style of Thai Engineers. At last I would like to say that Kathmandu University has started the perfect direction for the student future.”

 

Special lecture by Prof. Surin phongsupramit, Mechanical Engineering Department at Chulalongkorn University.

 

 

Students with Prof. Shivappan Kumar, the Dean of SERD, AIT and Dr. Bim Shrestha Head Of Mechanical Engineering Department, KU.

 

 

Kathmandu University Final Year Mechanical Engineering students doing internship in AIT

 

Kathmandu University Student in Chaing meng Rice Polishing Factory.

 

Eleventh UNESCO Workshop on Active Learning in Optics and Photonics held

isms | 03 August, 2009 13:41

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Eleventh UNESCO Workshop on Active Learning in Optics and Photonics (ALOP) Nepal was conducted successfully during July 12-16 2009,  at the Kathmandu University International Centre (KUIC), Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal.

 

The workshop was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Kathmandu University. Prof. Dr. Panna Thapa, Dean of School of Science delivered the welcome speech and Dr. Alex Mazzolini introduced the participants about the program. The opening ceremony was conducted by Dr. Raju Khanal from the central department of Physics, TU.

 

In all there were 31 participants (3 from India, 3 from Pakistan, 1 from Thailand and 24 from Nepal). There was a very strong demand for places in the workshop. The participants were roughly 60% university academics and 40% high school teachers.

 

In all, the workshop was run very efficiently and effectively with a major grant from UNESCO, minor grants from EPS-IGPD and Essilor Paris, OSA, and some additional support (financial and in kind) from Kathmandu University and Lekali Trading Concern in Nepal.

 

The team of resource persons was as follows:

 

Alex  Mazzolini,              Faculty of Engineering & Industrial Sciences         

                                                Swinburne University of Technology         Australia

                                                                       

Vengu Lakshminarayanan           University  of Waterloo Canada

                                   

                                   

Souad   CHEKIR LAHMAR            Institut Préparatoire aux Etudes TUNISIE   

                                                Scientifiques et Techniques (IPEST)        

 

Joseph Niemela              The Abdus Salam ICTP  

                                                Strada Costiera 11, 34014 Italy                                      

 

Boonchoat Paosawatyanyong  Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn

 University, Bangkok Thailand

Pornrat Wattanakasiwich Chulalongkorn  University, Bangkok Thailand

In addition to this, Alex Mazzolini presented an active learning seminar on optics to high school students from a local school (Sanjiwani H.S. School). The seminar covered the topics of optics “magic tricks”, colour & colour perception, and optical communications, and again this AL seminar was well received.

In the closing ceremony, Prof. Dr. Bhadraman Tuladhar, Registrar, KU congratulated the participants for the successful completion of the training program and Dr. Deepak Subedi, convenor of the workshop, delivered the vote of thanks. Prof. Suresh Raj  Sharma, Vice Chancellor of KU distributed the certificates to all the participants and also the mementos to the resource persons. In the mean time, the Nepalese participants facilitated the resource persons with typical Nepali gifts.

 

 


 

 
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