Kathmandu University News


isms | 30 November, 2012 10:19

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Dear All,


KUSET (Kathmandu University e- Journal) invites unpublished original research articles, short communications, expository and review articles for forthcoming issue            (March, 2013). 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

Community Education Tour to Charikot, Dolakha

isms | 30 November, 2012 09:30

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The community education tour of Computer Science and Engineering second year students was done in Charikot, Dolakha from Nov 4 – Nov 10. After the feasibility study of the area from the faculties of Department of Computer Science and Engineering, major areas in which the student can contribute were identified. Major identified areas in Charikot premises were: government offices, school, hospital, NGO, hotels, Dolakha Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Three faculties Sushil Shrestha, Sushil Nepal and Santosh Khanal were involved in the community education tour. Students contributed in different sectors by solving their IT related problems and by providing short term training.

Overall the tour was a grand success. The exposure of our students in different sectors helps our students to cooperate and deal with different kinds of people. In addition to that some of them got opportunity to work on real projects. We also got an appreciation letter from all the sectors for the contribution done by our students.

Training courses for rural communities

isms | 28 November, 2012 13:41


Community Education Pilot Project (CEPP) is a program run by School of Engineering, Kathmandu University (KU) that intends to work in collaboration with national and international organizations and agencies for improving the quality of life of the rural people through community education programs.

CEPP, in cooperation with E-learning Project, invites proposals for possible funding support on the development of skill oriented, fully online or hybrid, courses for the rural communities of Nepal. The proposals are welcome from engineering as well as non-engineering areas.

 Maximum funding of Rs. 35,000 will be awarded to the selected applicants for the development of each 12-15 hour long course. Teaching materials and tools required for the training for which additional funding is sought shall be clearly indicated in the proposal. Applicants may make a request to use e-learning facilities at KU.

The deadline for the submission of the proposals is December 7, 2012. The outcome of the competition will be announced on December 11, 2012. All the course contents and expenditure details must be submitted to CEPP by December 31, 2012.

The call for proposal is open to interested firms or individuals.

For further details, visit http://ku.edu.np/cepp

Community education pilot project (CEPP) organized a community education tour

isms | 28 November, 2012 13:39

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Kathmandu University, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in association with community education pilot project (CEPP) organized a community education tour for undergraduate second year students from 22-26 Nov 2012. Faculties and staff accompanying the students were Mr. Jayanand Bokati, Mr. Madhav Prasad Pandey, Mr. Neeraj Dhungel, Mr. Roshan Ranjit and Mr. Sunil Khanal.

The objective of the tour was to expose KU students and faculties to rural environment so that the relevant project topics that need engineering applications can be explored.  The tour also intended to practically implement the academic knowledge of the faculty staffs and students in the rural communities.

Students participated in various community education activities organized at Shyame Wangphel Higher Secondary School, Shyaphrubesi including a short training on house wiring and demonstration of installation of solar home system to the students of grade 9 and 10. Community education activities also included short presentations on various technical topics. In addition, students visited different villages of upper Rasuwa including Syaphru, Chilime, Goljung, Gatlang and Timure.

Detail reports of the various activities during the tour will be uploaded in following website soon.


Research article on Palaeoecology published

isms | 28 November, 2012 13:36

CHIRONOMUS Newsletter on Chironomidae Research has just published its latest issue at http://www.ntnu.no/ojs/index.php/chironomus. We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit the web site to read articles and items of interest.

Report of the workshop on the review of the curriculum of B.Sc. in Applied Physics

isms | 25 November, 2012 15:11

Department of natural sciences, school of science, organized a one day workshop on 22nd of November 2012. The main objective of the workshop was to review the curriculum  of  B.Sc. in Applied Physics and collect suggestions from the experts from universities, industries and other related organizations about the possible job opportunities for the graduates of this program. The program was held at at the CV Raman Auditorium Hall, KU, Dhulikhel. The program was attended by Professors of Physics from the Central Department of Physics and Institute of Engineering,  Tribhuvan University and  registrar, Deans of school of science and engineering, controller of examination, HoDs and coordinators of different departments and members of the subject committees of Physics and Mathematics, Kathmandu University. Delegate from public service commission was also present in the program.

The program was started by a welcome speech from Prof. Panna Thapa, Dean of School of Science. In his speech, Prof. Thapa also highlighted the main objective of the program. It was followed by an introduction to the program by Dr. Deepak Prasad Subedi, Head of the department of Natural Sciences. Prof. Bhadraman Tuladhar, Registrar, KU and Prof. Bhola Thapa, Dean of School of Engineering also expressed the opinions about the need to review the curriculum regularly to meet the demand of rapidly changing trend in education.

The experts participating in the workshop were divided in three groups for discussion. The first group consisted of Professors of Physics including an expert from mathematics & engineering. Similarly, the other two groups consisted of experts from mathematics and Engineering/pharmacy/public service commission respectively. After the discussion, representative from each group: Dr. Raju Khanal, Dr. Dipak Raj Adhikari and Dr. Kanhaiya Jha presented their reports with valuable suggestions and recommendations for the improvement in the curriculum.

The delegate from the Public Service Commission, Mr. Sarmon Lal Shakya,  suggested the need to start an official process through concerned ministries to explore the potential job sectors for the graduates of the program to enter the government service.

The program was concluded after collecting all the suggestion from the experts. 

Dr. Sharma Honored by Vocational Excellence Award!!

isms | 22 November, 2012 12:01

Rt. Hon'ble President of Nepal Dr. Ram Baran Yadav conferred to Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University, by Gopal-Kamala Raj Bhandari Rotary Award for Vocational Excellence for 2012-13 for his contribution to the education sector of Nepal  in a function organized by Rotary International-Nepal at Shital Niwas on Tuesday, 20 November, 2012.

The award, which carries a purse of Rs. 1 million, was established in 2012, and is considered one of the biggest social service awards in Nepal.

A five member selection committee headed by former Chief Justice Anup Raj Sharma has recommended to Dr. Sharma for this prestigious award for his enormous contribution to education sector particularly for establishing training centers and academic institutions like Kathmandu University, and Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) to provide training and quality education in the country.

Accepting the great of honor, Dr. Sharma thanked to the organizers and recalled his past experiences that he had encountered during his almost five decade long professional career.

Kathmandu University which he has established and served with the capacity of Vice Chancellor for 21 years is not only the successful institution that he created in the country. Other success stories credited to him were the establishment of Science and Technology Campus, Dharan; Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT); and Kathmandu Valley Campus.

Dr. Sharma recalled his earlier days when he was deputed to serve as a Member- Secretary of Higher Education Committee under the Ministry of Education; he took initiation to establish Technical and Vocational Training Centers in different remote areas like Jumla, Jiri, Dhankuta, Lahan and so on. These centers were not only succeeded to establish on such remote areas rather were succeeding to produce mid-level skilled workers for nation development process.

President of Rotary International Mr. Sakuji Tanaka, and Rotarians were present in the award ceremony. 


Dr. Bal Chandra Luitel recipient "NARST Young Scientist Award"

isms | 20 November, 2012 13:20

Dr. Bal Chandra Luitel, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education has been selected as a recipient of the NARST Young Scientist Award for this year. As per the citation, Dr. Luitel has been selected for researching philosophical dimensions of mathematics education and promoting research and scholarly activities in mathematics education.

Strong-Ties/second cohort (Erasmus Mundus Scholarship program) call for applications is now open!

isms | 20 November, 2012 11:44

Strong-Ties/second cohort (Erasmus Mundus Scholarship program) call for applications is now open!

For Nepal, this time the call is applicable for Undergraduates (TGI and TGIII, 6 months), Masters(TGI and TGIII, 6 months), Staff (only TGI for a period of 1-2 months) and some limited Doctoral candidates (TGI, TGII, TGIII, 6-12 months).

Above, TG refers to Target Groups.

For more information on Target Groups (TG), please visit:


Selected applicants would be able to spend the indicated time in one of the European Partner Higher Education Institutions of Strong Ties for academic exchange. For details please visit:


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One Million Cash Award to Dr. Sharma!!

isms | 18 November, 2012 14:38

Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, Vice-Chancellor of Kathmandu University awarded by  'Gopal-Kamala Raj Bhandary Rotary Award for Vocational Excellence for the Year 2012-13' for his excellent contribution to the educational sector of Nepal.

The award announced by Rotary International - Nepal on Saturday carries a purse of Rs. 1 million and letter of appreciation.

The award will be conferred to Dr. Sharma by Rt. Hon. President of Nepal Dr. Ram Baran Yadav at a function organized by the Rotary International-Nepal held at Shital Niwas on Tuesday (20 November, 2012).

Congratulations to Dr. Sharma!!

Erasmus Mundus -EMMA WEST III

isms | 18 November, 2012 12:02

Application call is announced for EMMA WEST III under Erasmus Mondus Action 2 program.  Application is open to Kathmandu University students, staffs and other eligible candidates from Nepal. Details are available in attached flyers.

Please download EMMA flyer


For any questions write to <<sanjay@ku.edu.np>>

Erasmus Mundus - Expert III

isms | 18 November, 2012 11:59

Application call is announced for EXPERTS III under Erasmus Mondus Action 2 program.  Application is open to Kathmandu University students, staffs and other eligible candidates from Nepal. Details are available in attached flyers and Poster.

Please download Expert III Flyer 

Please download Expert III Poster 


For any questions write to <<sanjay@ku.edu.np>>

Mr. Santosh Parajuli and Mr. Brajesh Mishra published a paper in International Journal of Engineering Research and Application (IJERA)

isms | 18 November, 2012 11:38

Teaching Assistant Santosh Parajuli and Assistant Professor Brajesh Mishra from Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering has published a paper titled “Multiband Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Based Ultra Wideband System”.

International Journal Engineering Research and Application volume 2, issue 6, pp.  922-924, November- December 2012.

The link to the site is as following:


Serial Number 137

Kathmandu University's 18th Convocation Day

isms | 18 November, 2012 10:59


NOTICE of KU 18th Convoation

isms | 13 November, 2012 15:51

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