Kathmandu University News

His Excellency Jayant Prasad Visited School of Arts

isms | 30 June, 2013 08:42

His Excellency Jayant Prasad, Ambassador of India to Nepal, paid a gracious visit to Kathmandu University, School of Arts, Hattiban, Lalitpur on 26 June 2013 to observe the site and discuss with the KU officials about proposed Mahatma Gandhi Studies Centre at KU.

Prof. Dr. Jangab Chauhan, Acting Dean and Head of Department of Languages and Mass Communication, School of Arts, welcomed the Ambassador and highlighted on the purpose of His Excellency's visit.



Addressing the program, Vice Chancellor of KU Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha said that it would be the happiest moment for him when the Centre will come up with its full function. He assured that KU is committed to provide quality education and the proposed Gandhi Centre would be the Centre of Excellence in this regard. He anticipated that the Embassy will fix time frame for searching human and other resources.

Responding to the proposal, His Excellency Jayant Prasad expressed gratitude for the initiation taken by the University. His Excellency also appreciated satisfaction over KU's commitments, promising faculties and available resources. Adding further, he expressed his eagerness to see the Centre at KU disseminating the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi to the global community.

Mr. Daman Nath Dhungana, Chairman of Board of Trustees of KU explained the significance of Gandhi's thoughts in social, cultural and political context. He added that the University will be indebted to the Government of India particularly the Indian Embassy of Kathmandu for supporting the Centre in the name of the 'Global Icon of Peace- Mahatma Gandhi'.

Founder Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma recalled earlier days when KU was launching several programs associated with the Lord Buddha and the Confucius of China.  He said, "Now, this is the high time to establish Mahatma Gandhi Studies Centre at KU where people can get opportunity to study about the great Leader of Peace in the world". Dr. Sharma expressed his trust that the opening of the centre would be a serious beginning.

Mr. Lochan Rijal played Sarangi to honour His Excellency, Mr. Hemraj Kafle presented introductory information about the School of Arts, Dr. Megh Raj Dangal extended vote of thanks and Ms. Ekku Maya Pun conducted the program.

The program was attended by KU officials, faculty members,  Mr. Piyush Srivastav and other distinguished guests from the Indian Embassy.

Admission open for Undergraduate Programs in School of Science and School of Engineering 2013

isms | 28 June, 2013 03:51


    Click here for Online application process

Admission announcement for Bachelor in Media Studies

isms | 27 June, 2013 11:14


School of Arts

Department of Languages & Mass Communication
Admission  announcement for
Bachelor in Media Studies 
The program is conducted at School of Arts, Kathmandu University, Hattiban, Lalitpur. 
Duration: 4 years
Eligibility: 10+2 or equivalent degree in any discipline from a recognized institution with at least second division (45%) marks.


Application form, admission brochure and sample questions can be obtained after 7 July 2013 from School of Arts, Kathmandu University, Hattiban, Lalitpur (between 10 am to 3pm on working days), with a payment of Rs. 1000.00 (non-refundable). Application form can also be downloaded from http://www.ku.edu.np/media/admissionform


Last Day for Form Submission: 26 July 2013

Admission Test: 29 July 2013 (Time: 11am-1pm; venue: School of Arts, Hattiban)

Entrance Result: 31 July 2013 (The result will be available in the university website)

Interview: 1 August 2013 (Time: 11am onwards)


Students who have passed Class 11 and are waiting for Class 12 results can apply for provisional admission.


For details contact:

Department of Languages and Mass Communication

P.O. Box 6250, Kathmandu

Phone: 011-661399, 9843201361, 9841319291, 9841396922

e-mail: media@ku.edu.np

URL: http://www.ku.edu.np/media


Interaction with Prof. Dr. Usha Rani Vyasulu Reddy

isms | 25 June, 2013 09:34

On 12th June, 2013, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Kathmandu University organized a talk program in which Prof. (Ms.) Usha Rani Vyasulu Reddy, Ph.D., an ICT for Development Consultant, UNAPCICT, delivered a talk on “Technology and Society- Young People as Change Makers” at Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal.


Prof. Reddy elaborated the nature of the ICT sector of Nepal and said that the economy of a country benefits from ICT in 2 ways:

      As producer (Sector itself generates growth, productivity and innovation)

      As ICT user (ICT use increases the efficiency of production processes)

She explained some real cases where youth have contributed to solve the problem of the society using ICT as a tool. These cases are:

·          Youth in Action: KopoKopo

·          Youth in Action: Small Farmers Rural Radio

·          Youth in Action:  Nahrani.com

·          Youth in Action:  NextDrop

·          Youth in Action:  Remote Patient Monitoring System

·          Youth in Action: What you can do about E waste

·          Youth in Action: Ushahidi

All the faculties and students of Department of Computer Science and Engineering participated in this program. At the end of the program, Mr. Manoj Shakya, Department Coordinator gave vote of thanks and closing remarks saying that the program benefits the students and motivates them to contribute to the society. 

Interaction with Prof. Dr. Kedar Bhakta Mathema

isms | 19 June, 2013 08:31

Former Vice-Chancellor of Tribhuvan University, Prof. Dr. Kedar Bhakta Mathema visited Kathmandu University on June 14, 2013 for an interaction event held at mini-auditorium of Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering.  Both the students and faculty members from various departments attended the event.


During the event, he spoke about his career journey and experience - from being a teaching assistant in Trichandra Campus to becoming the Vice Chancellor of Tribhuvan University and his appointment as the Ambassador to Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. He also shared several valuable lessons that he has learned from his tenure while serving in different capacities during his career. He credited the importance of hard work, passion, respect for people and perseverance to his successful career.  Those in attendance also got an opportunity to interact with the speaker by putting forward several queries before the closing of the event.



Call for Expression of Interest

isms | 19 June, 2013 03:50




 Date: June 18, 2013

Call for Expression of Interest

Kathmandu University Technical Training Center (KUTTC) is an autonomous technical training Centre established to provide skill oriented training programs to under privileged youths.  

KUTTC will run short-term technical trainings on Automobile, Motorbike, Carpentry, Welding and Machining.

TTC invites Expressions of Interest from Kathmandu University's staff (permanent and contract staff) interested and eligible for the post of Instructors.

Post:                                      Instructor

Number:                              Few


Minimum qualifications required:

Four year Bachelor degree in related engineering/ Technology area and one year of work experience in related field


Three years diploma in related area along with seven years of experiences in reputed institution


Note: Selected candidates will be given 3 months refresher training on relevant subject in Korea, and will have to work at KUTTC as per KUTTC guidelines.


Interested candidates may apply with an application stating the area of interest, a letter of permission from Head of Department, CV and copies of relevant academic and citizenship certificates, a copy of Machine Readable Passport along with two PP size photographs before 23th June 2013 to:



Kathmandu University Technical Training Center

Dhulikhel, Kavre.

Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa as New Registrar

isms | 18 June, 2013 07:34

Dhulikhel, Kavre

17 June, 2013

Rt. Hon'ble Chairman of Council of Ministers and Chancellor Mr. Khil Raj Regmi has appointed Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa as the Registrar of Kathmandu University on 15 June, 2013 for a period of four years. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha had recommended Prof. Thapa for the Registrar of the University as per Kathmandu University Act 1991.



Dr. Bhola Thapa is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and has been serving as the Dean of School of Engineering since 2008.  He joined the University in 1994 as a Lecturer.

Registrar Prof. Dr. Bhadra Man Tuladhar had submitted his resignation from the post on 13 June, 2013. Dr. Tuladhar is one of the founder member along with other two members of the Kathmandu University.

We congratulate Prof. Dr. Thapa for his new responsibility

of the Registrar of Kathmandu University and

extend our gratitude to the outgoing

Registrar Prof. Dr. Bhadra Man Tuladhar

for his great contribution!!

Dr. Sitaram Adhikari Awarded

isms | 17 June, 2013 13:48

Founder Registrar and Member of the Board of Trustee of Kathmandu University Dr. Sitaram Adhikari has been honoured as Hom-Totra Education Award, 2070. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, the Founder Vice-chancellor and Dr. Ramkantha Makaju Shrestha, the present Vice-chancellor of Kathmandu University jointly honoured him at C.V. Raman Auditorium of University on the program conducted by Shabdayatra Prakashan at Jestha 31. In the program, he was also awarded by Subhash Smriti Pratisthan and Chhetri Samaj Nepal. Prevoius year, this award was given to Mrs. Angurbaba Joshi.

In the same program, Mr. Ganesh Bahadur Khatri, member of the management committee of Kathmandu Valley Campus, also known as primary form of Kathmandu University, was honoured with Sharada Bal Sahitya Award 2070. Previous year, this award had been given to Mr. Shyam Das Baishnav.


isms | 16 June, 2013 03:03

Due to technical problem , the final of the - 1ST INTER UNIVERSITY T-20 CRICKET TOURNAMENT 2013 has been Rescheduled. The Final game between KU and Triton International College will be scheduled as soon as possible and Informed before hand.

Career Opportunity for Non-teaching Staff

isms | 15 June, 2013 10:22



                              Career Opportunity              Date: June 15, 2013

Ad num: 05/069/070


Kathmandu University (KU) is an autonomous, not-for-profit institution of higher learning dedicated to maintaining high standards of academic excellence.  Pursuing the mission of providing quality education for leadership and leadership in quality education, KU is in the forefront of knowledge industry in the fields of science, engineering, management, education, arts and humanities, and medical sciences.


KU is looking for committed, competent, and qualified Nepali professionals to take up permanent non teaching positions in its Central Office and Schools.



Required Number

Manager, School Administration (M1) [click for more detail]


Support Staff:

1.       Electrician (S1) [click for more detail]



2.       Library Assistant(S1)  [Click here for more detail]


The Job Description, Minimum Qualifications Required and Other Requirements are available link Below. 


 For Manager:

 For  Support Staff:



Potential candidates will require completing an application form available from June 18, 2013 on payment of Rs. 500 from Kathmandu University Central Office, Dhulikhel (Tel # 011 66 13 99/ 011 66 15 11) from 10 AM to 3 PM on working days. Application form can also be downloaded from KU webpage.   The completed application form must be submitted along with necessary documents not later than July 8, 2013 to KU Central Office, Dhulikhel, Kavre. 

The shortlisted candidate must make a payment of cognitive and performance test and interview fee of Rs 1200 for Manager, and Rs.1000 for Support staff at the time of collecting admit card.


Salary and benefits will be as per the rule of the University.


KU provides good career opportunities for high performing staff.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further selection process as per the KU selection guidelines.



Kathmandu University

Dhulikhel, Kavre

Phone: (011)661399, www.ku.edu.np





isms | 14 June, 2013 11:27


isms | 12 June, 2013 06:33


Kathmandu University in Collaboration with Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is conducting an International Summer Course 2013 entitled ‘Engineering for Developing Communities’ under UNESCO UNITWIN Program.

This is a 2.5 ABET course focusing on the theory and field knowledge with the core idea on Bio-Gas, Improved Cooking Stoves, Solar PV, Improved Water Mills, Rain Water Harvesting and Hydraulic Pump.

Eligibility for Application: 

  •     Applicant must be a Nepalese citizen and a undergraduate student from Schools/affiliated institution of Kathmandu     University
  •     Students should have an average of at least a CGPA of 3 out of 4

Admission Process

Candidates must drop their application [Download] form at summercourse013@ku.edu.np along with attached copy of 

  •  One letter of recommendation
  •  CV/Resume
  •  Transcripts (original or approved copies)

  *female candidates are given more priority

Application Deadline: 17th June 2013

For Detail Information;
Program Coordinator
International Summer Course 2013
Kathmandu University
P.O.Box 6250, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: +977- 11- 661399, 661511, Ext: 0703
Email: summercourse013@ku.edu.np

Note: Admissions decision will be based on evaluating the application of each candidate with emphasis placed on academic performance.

Interaction with Prof. Dr. Kedar Bhakta Mathema

isms | 11 June, 2013 08:30

Interaction with

Prof. Dr. Kedar Bhakta Mathema

Former Vice-Chancellor, Tribhuvan University and

Ambassador to Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand

Mathema born in November 25, 1945, started his career from the educational sector as a Founder/Head teacher at Gyanodaya Adult High School, a non-profit making school. He served as a lecturer at Tri-Chandra College and College of Education; as a Head of Language Department at Institute of Education, Tribhuvan University and as Campus Chief, Central Campus of Tribhuvan University.

He also worked as Senior Program Officer of World Bank Resident Mission in Kathmandu (1975), as Vice-chancellor of Tribhuwan University (1991), Chairman of High level task force on issues related to youth (1996). He represented Nepal during 1996-2003 as Ambassador to Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. Returning back to Nepal, he acted as a member of High Level Task Force to review Nepal’s foreign policy, and currently is involved in various organizations – Senate (Purbanchal University), Member of Senate (National Academy of Medical Science), Advisor (Maiti Nepal), Member of Governing Council (Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya). Gorkha Dakshin Bahu (Second Class), Honorary Doctor of Letters (Soka University, Japan), Hem Bahadur Malla Award (Public Administration Association of Nepal, 2004), are some of the recognitions he is conferred with. He is the patron of School of Creative Communications (SCC).


Date: June 14, 2013 (Friday) | Time: 01:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Venue: Mini Auditorium, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Kathmandu University

Admission:  All interested. (Limited Seats. First Come First Serve)

Program Schedule:

01:05 PM – 01:30 PM (Opening and Students’ Presentation)

01:30 PM – 02:30 PM (Address by Prof. Dr. Kedar Bhakta Mathema)

02:30 PM – 02:50 PM (Interaction / Q&A)
02:50 PM – 03:00 PM (Vote of Thanks)

Quarter Finalists - 1st Inter University T-20 Tournament 2013

isms | 11 June, 2013 04:46


NOTICE - Quarter Finalists  - 1st Inter University T-20 Tournament 2013

The Following eight teams qualified for the quarter final in 1st Inter University T-20 Tournament 2013 based on the points and Net Run Rate they secured during the league matches.

   1.    Kathmandu University Central Campus (KU)
   2.    Kathmandu University School Of Management (KUSOM)
Nepal Engineering College-A (NEC-A)
Janaki Medical College (JMC)
Himalayan White House International College (HWHIC)
Triton International College
Kantipur Engineering College (KEC)
Nepalese Army Institute of Health Science (NAIHS)


Note: The qualified teams will be informed about their schedule beforehand.

***More detail regarding points and net run rate [Click Here]


Interaction with Kul Chandra Gautam

isms | 09 June, 2013 05:13


On June 9, 2013 Mr. Kul Chandra Gautam and Prayas Rajopadhyay gave presentations in CV Raman Hall from 1.00 PM to 3.00 PM with a focus to Management students at KU. Kul Chandra Gautam spoke about his personal journey from Gulmi to United Nation and Virtues and Vices in today’s Nepal. He emphasized various positive things that have happened in Nepal including greater level of awareness and communication and energy, inertia and activism at the grass root levels in villages in Nepal. He is a distinguished international civil servant, development professional, public policy expert, and human rights activist. Previously he was Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations. He has extensive experience in international diplomacy, development cooperation and humanitarian assistance.



Prayas Rajopadhyay  a  young  entrepreneur, a recent graduate talked about how to go about starting a new enterprise and its elements. Student presentations were given by Abhilasha Bhuju and Jitendra Shah. The program was organized by members of Engineering faculty Arun Sharma and Bibhu Tuladhar. Arun Sharma gave a presentation on critical importance of quality in enhancing standard and needed commitment. Vote of thanks and closing remarks were given by Dean, School of Engineering Dr. Bhola Thapa.


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