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Five-day Training Program on Data Analysis and Statistical Interpretation Using Computer Software

isms | 29 January, 2014 08:05

School of Science

Department of Natural Sciences



Five-day Training Program on

Data Analysis and Statistical Interpretation Using Computer Software.

From:  Feb. 25, 2014 to March 3, 2014.


        Venue:  Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel


                                Session I: Theory 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
                                Session II: Practical 2:00 P.M. –3:30 P.M.

We are building foundations of data analysis and statistical interpretation using computer software. Each class provides an in-depth look at a particular topic or set of topics related to data analysis, data modeling, statistics and probability. Participants will learn through practical applications. They are welcomed and encouraged to use challenges from their own research problems as learning tools during class discussions. Valuable tips and insights needed for the analysis of research data with the help of computer software will be given. A detailed manual illustrating all the steps will also be provided.

  Course Outline: This course gives an overview of various statistical tools used in descriptive and inferential statistics with the help of computer software. The students will be geared to deal with research problems ranging from effective collection and presentation of data to efficient and accurate analysis and interpretation. Design of experiments, correlation, regression and hypothesis testing are important constituents of research methodology. These along with several other topics will be dealt with in detail. The students will also have an orientation on data analysis with the help of computer software such as SPSS and spreadsheets such as EXCEL, especially designed for statistical analysis. A detailed manual illustrating all the steps of statistical analysis and its correct interpretation will also be provided.


Program Fee:

Students: Rs. 7000/- per applicant

Ph.D. Students/Teaching Assistants/Research Assistants/Lecturers: Rs. 7000/- per applicant


Register as soon as possible!! Only limited seats available!! Confirm your seats through the e-mail <drjdevkota@ku.edu.np> or <devkotajb@gmail.com>. Last Date for the submission of fee is 20 February 2014.  Delay in the submission of the fee will lead to cancellation of the seat.


Completed registration form with the Program Fee should be submitted by 20 February 2014 to:


Dr. Jyoti Upadhyaya
Professor and Head

Department of Natural Sciences
Mobile: 9841539845



Vacancy for the Position of Research Assistant - DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND GEOMATICS ENGINEERING

isms | 26 January, 2014 01:47


Vacancy for the Position of Research Assistant


Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering has received a grant from International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) for a year (2013-2014) for conducting project entitled “Strengthening Geospatial Infrastructure and Research Capacity at Kathmandu University”. The activities involve research support for students, geospatial application development and advanced remote sensing research. To support and smoothly conduct research activities, the Department calls application from enthusiastic and committed candidates for the position a Research Assistant.

Number of positions: One


  • ·         Develop geospatial web and mobile applications
  • ·         Conduct performance and scalability tests
  • ·         Application documentation
  • ·         Assist team leader in conducting remote sensing research activities
  • ·         Any other responsibilities assigned by team leader 

The candidate should have at least a Bachelor degree in Geomatics Engineering. In addition, the candidate must have good communication skills both in English and Nepali.

Skills and attributes required:

  • ·         Proven experience in developing geospatial web applications in PHP, together with an excellent knowledge of PostgreSQL/  PostGIS. Other languages such as Java, Python or ASP will be considered.
  • ·         Knowledge of Android/ IOS Programming development essential. Needs to have a creative approach to designing applications.
  • ·         Experience of OGCand W3C web standards is critical.
  • ·         Ability to organize own workload effectively and prioritize tasks.
  • ·         Proven knowledge in different remote sensing softwares like ENVI, ILWIS.
  • ·         Ability to work closely and communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels.
  • ·         Ability to prepare project proposals, progress reports, and others for submission to sponsors.

Appointment Term: February 2014 –July 2014 with possibility of extension for another six months

How to apply:

Interested candidates are requested to send their CVs (not more than 2 pages) with letter of interest explaining their competence to undertake a research task.

Candidate must email their application to shashish@ku.edu.np by 30th January 2014. Only short-listed candidates will be called in for interview.



Deadline Extension: Fifth Media Research Conference

isms | 19 January, 2014 05:42

Deadline Extension: Fifth Media Research Conference

The Abstract submission deadline for the Fifth Media Research Conference  has been extended till 25 January 2014. Please refer to the following notice for details. [Click Here ]

KU Signs MoU with LMTC

isms | 18 January, 2014 04:17

KU Signs MoU with LMTC

On 12 January 2014 KU signed MoU with Land Management Training Centre (LMTC) of Ministry of Land Reform and Management (MOLRM), to run Master in Land Administration program in the Department of Civil & Geomatics Engineering (DCGE), KU.

Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, Registrar, KU, and Mr. Kalyan Gopal Shrestha, Executive Director, LMTC, signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations.

The event took place in a program attended by Associate Deans of School of Engineering (SoE), Acting Head of DCGE, Head of Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Coordinators, faculties of Geomatics program and administration staffs of SoE, DCGE as well as Directors and staffs from LMTC and MOLRM.

In his remarks, Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa emphasized effective implementation of MoU and pointed out the ways for a successful collaboration between KU and LMTC. Similarly, Mr. Kalyan Gopal Shrestha expressed his commitment for strengthening collaborations between KU and LMTC under this MoU.



Prof. Dr. Ramesh Kumar Maskey, Associate Dean (Academic and Administrative Affairs), SoE, expressed warm  welcome to all the participants of the ceremony and highlighted some of the previous milestones in the DCGE at KU in collaboration with LMTC. Similarly, Prof. Dr. Bim Prasad Shrestha, Associate Dean (Research and Development), SoE, gave vote of thanks to all the participants  and highlighted the research and development activities to be carried out for promoting Geomatics Education at KU.



Notice regarding OMR Answer sheet for Student and Faculty Members of Science and engineering

isms | 17 January, 2014 09:36

" It is notified to all student and faculty members of Science and Engineering Schools  that First page of answer sheet for End- Semester examination of Science and Engineering student will be Optical Mark Reader (OMR) based from now on. Please see the sample copy to orient yourself[Click Here to Download]". 

Examination and Certification Section

Prof. Subedi Speaks in International Conference

isms | 14 January, 2014 15:47

Prof. Subedi Speaks in International Conference

Prof. Dr. Deepak Prasad Subedi, Associate Dean of School of  Science,  presented an invited talk   entitled “Surface Characterization of Polymers Modified by the Coating of Aloe  vera Gel” in the 2nd International Conference on Medical Materials, Devices and Regenerative Medicine (MMDRM, 2014) held  in Kathmandu, Nepal during January  11-13, 2014. 

Prof. Subedi also chaired a session on Biomaterials in the second day of the Conference. 

Notice for Participation in Football Tournament

isms | 14 January, 2014 15:44

Notice for Participation in Football Tournament

Kathmandu University High School (KUHS) invites KU Staff Football Team to participate in FOURTH KU STAFF CUP 7’A SIDE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT to be held on 31 January 2014.

Interested faculties and staffs are notified to contact the following persons:

1.      Mr. Prachanda Man Pradhan (KU Team Manager, 9851049174)

2.      Mr. Sushil Shrestha (KU Team Captain,  9841346839)

Dr. Adhikary Speaks in International Seminar

isms | 11 January, 2014 16:10

Dr. Adhikary Speaks in International Seminar

Dr. Nirmala Mani Adhikary, Asst. Professor and Coordinator of Media Studies at School of Arts,  delivered a speech as chief guest at the valedictory function of the International Seminar on Cinema and Literature at Shevgaon (Ahmednagar), Maharastra, India on 28 December 2013.

The seminar was organized on 27 and 28 December by New College of Arts, Science and Commerce affiliated to Pune University.

Dr. Adhikary also addressed one of the parallel sessions during the international seminar. The session was on Different Discourses on Cinema and Literature. 

International Conference on Forests, Soil and Rural Livelihoods in a Changing Climate

isms | 07 January, 2014 18:15

International Conference on Forests, Soil and Rural Livelihoods in a Changing Climate

27 - 30 September 2014
Conference venue: Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel

The Aquatic Ecology Centre, Kathmandu University, and the Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric), University of Life Sciences, Norway, in collaboration with the Nepal Agroforestry Foundation, Forest Action Nepal and Department of Forest Research and Survey, invite papers and posters from scholars and researchers to be presented at the International Conference on “Forests, Soils and Rural Livelihoods in a Changing Climate” to be held in Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal, during September 27-30, 2014. The conference is an outcome of the Norwegian Research Council supported project “Forest and Soil Restoration and Land Use Change Impacts on Carbon Pools and Fluxes in the Himalaya: Research and Capacity Building in Nepal, (FORESC), which investigated different land use and forest management effects on soil and biomass carbon stocks as well as implications for local livelihoods. Papers and posters are called for presentation under following thematic areas:  [For more Download Here]

EC Appoints Dr. Bipin Adhikari the Dean of School of Law

isms | 06 January, 2014 09:02

EC Appoints Dr. Bipin Adhikari the Dean of School of Law

The Executive Committee appointed Dr. Bipin Adhikari the Dean of the newly established School of Law, on 25 December 2013.

The Kathmandu University School of Law (KUSL) is the latest addition to the Schools of national and international standing in the University. As a flagship project committed towards providing world-class Legal Education to a diverse and talented body of Nepalese students, KUSL is envisioned to further enhance the University’s reputation as the premier institution of higher learning in Nepal and the region.

Dr. Adhikari has a Ph.D. in Law from Delhi University, and has established himself as the country’s leading constitutional jurist. Prior to his appointment in KU, he headed Nepal Consulting Lawyers Inc. and Nepal Constitution Foundation (NCF), organizations engaged with the constitution building process in Nepal. Dr. Adhikari also has expertise in the area of institution building, human rights, access to justice, legal reforms, governance law and democratization process. He has authored many books, articles and commentaries focusing on themes such as Constitutional Law, Human Rights and Public Policy Analysis.

Dr. Adhikari served in legal, judicial and Human Rights sectors for nine years in Nepal and abroad representing United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and the UN peacekeeping missions.

KUSL is launching its first five-year Undergraduate law programme in August 2014. The programme will have a strong management flavour. 

HMU Organizes Communication Workshop

isms | 05 January, 2014 04:29

HMU Organizes Communication Workshop

29 December 2013

The Humanities and Management Unit (HMU), School of Engineering, organized a workshop on Technical Communication. Eighteen teachers from different Departments of School of Engineering and School of Science participated in the Workshop. The Workshop was first in the series of HMU’s faculty support programmes in the main campus.

Addressing a brief opening programme, Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, the Registrar, emphasized the need of interdepartmental collaborations in ensuring quality service across different programmes of the University. Mr. Hem Raj Kafle, Coordinator of the HMU, stated that the workshop was directed to helping the faculties to upgrade their competence in scientific communications as well as to exploring standard guidelines for the development, management and communication of student projects in the University.

The opening session was attended by Associate Deans, Coordinators and Heads of different Departments in the Main Campus.


The Workshop included two sessions. The first session, entitled “Performing Technical Communication: Discovery, Disposition, Decorum” by Hem Raj Kafle, involved discussion and practice on the tenets of effective technical communication in relation to exposure, competence, confidence and power of selection in writers/communicators. The main goal of the session was to instill awareness about technical communication as a conscious, responsible and humane activity where the communicators mainly performed a task as well as made that task worthwhile for equally responsible and conscious humans. Ms. Ekku Pun, Associate Professor of English at School of Arts, Hattiban, facilitated the session.

In the second session Mr. Eak Prasad Duwadi highlighted the strategies of disposition. He also involved the participants in the practice of writing scientific abstracts. Mr. Prabal Sapkota facilitated this session.

In the closing, Mr. Arun Sharma conducted a brief feedback session. Mr. Sharma concluded the programme with a brief presentation on the value of communication and professional merits in teaching. He also summed up the day’s main emphases.

The workshop was held in the CV Raman Auditorium. Mr. Bibhu Ratna Tuladhar hosted the entire programme. 



Mr. Gupta Participates in UNAPCICT’s Partners Meeting

isms | 02 January, 2014 11:11

Mr. Gupta Participates in UNAPCICT’s Partners Meeting

Mr. Manoj Kumar Gupta, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, KU participated in the Second Partners Meeting of the “Primer Series on ICTD for Youth” which was organized by United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT/ESCAP) from 10 to 13 December 2013 in Incheon, South Korea.

More than four dozen professors, administrators and resource persons from institutions of higher education across Asia and the Pacific region from 21 Asia-Pacific countries convened in Incheon, Republic of Korea for the meeting aimed at enhancing training in information and communication technologies for development (ICTD) for young people in the region.

This program brought together representatives from APCICT’s partner institutions to review progress in enhancing the ICTD human capacity building of youth in their countries and to discuss strategies for the further expansion of the programme.


Mr. Gupta presented a poster on “Kathmandu University, Nepal” and delivered a presentation showing the case of “Community Education Project @ Kathmandu University” under the “Session 11: Using ‘Engaged Learning’ to Add More to ICTD Education” with Dr. Royal Donald Colle, International Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication, Cornell University, U.S.A. Mr. Gupta focused on how the concept of Engaged Learning has been applied to ICTD education at KU, highlighting the activities under the Community Education Project which has engaged students in community where they learn by doing and feeling the real problems of remote society.


Kathmandu University is one of the APCICT’s partner institutions.

Details of the program are available at http://unapcict.org/news/un-youth-programme-creates-future-ictd-leaders. 


KU VC Welcome Addresses. Nineteenth Convocation

isms | 01 January, 2014 08:58

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