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National Symposium on Pesticide Pollution - June 20, 2014

isms | 30 May, 2014 04:53

National Symposium on Pesticide Pollution

June 20, 2014

Venue: Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel


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OVOP Logo Competition Result

isms | 27 May, 2014 03:29

OVOP Logo Competition Result

It is with great pleasure we announce that following participants have participated on One Village One Product (OVOP) logo competition. We would like to thank all the participants for their active participation.




Aju Chhetri


Amit Bhujel


Amrit Karki


Anushri Lama


Bharat Rai


Bunu Shrestha


Chandan Tandukar


Hilson Shrestha


Kamal Raj Hamal, Pawan  Neupane, Nabin Kafle, Sajan Panta


Milan Bhele


Navjyoti Subedi


Prabhat Joshi, Yugdip Luitel, Pragun Shrestha, Kriti Bajracharya, Deepa Neupane


Prakash Giri, Binesh Sah


Pranisha Pokhrel, Rakshya Pokhrel


Pushpa Parajuli


Puskal Kafle


Rajesh Twanabasu


Rakchya Karki


Rohit Shrestha


Sandesh Bhetwal


Sasin Pradhan, Saugat Bhattarai


Saurav Niraula


Shilpa Koirala


Sunil Bogati


Suyog Kafle


The selection committee has shortlisted the following participants’ logos for finale.

  1. Amit Bhujel
  2.  Kamal Raj Hamal, Pawan  Neupane,
    Nabin Kafle, Sajan Panta
  3. Navjyoti Subedi
  4. Saurav Niraula
  5. Suyog Kafle


We wish all the best and success to all the participants.

Mr. Pankaj Raj Dawadi
Mr. Dhiraj Shrestha
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kathmandu University

Invitation to a Talk and Presentation

isms | 22 May, 2014 08:37

Dr. Adhikary Publishes in CMR

isms | 22 May, 2014 08:30

Dr. Adhikary’s Research Article in China Media Research journal

Dr. Nirmala Mani Adhikary, Asst. Professor and Coordinator of Media Studies, School of Arts, has his research article published in China Media Research, an international journal simultaneously published from the USA and China.

The bibliographic detail of the research article is as follows:

Adhikary, N. M. (2014). Re-orientation, ferment and prospects of communication theory in South Asia. China Media Research, 10 (2), 24-28.

Details of the paper available at:


Call for Quotations

isms | 22 May, 2014 08:11

Notice for Chinese Language Classes

isms | 22 May, 2014 08:01

Mr. Duwadi in a Video Interview at Ohio University

isms | 19 May, 2014 07:32

Mr. Duwadi in a Video Interview at Ohio University


Mr. Eak Prasad Duwadi, Assistant Professor of English at Humanities and Management Unit, features in a video interview prepared by the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University, USA.

Mr. Duwadi, who was on a six-week study visit (June 2013- August 2013) at Ohio University, USA, as a grantee of Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars, spoke about the initial experiences and expectations in the US. The interview is available at:


Interaction Program on Tragic Snow Avalanche

isms | 16 May, 2014 09:16

Interaction Program on Tragic Snow Avalanche on the Sagarmatha Base Camp

The Himalayan Cryosphere Climate and Disaster Research Center (HiCCDRC), KU, Dhulikhel, organized an interaction program on “Tragic Snow Avalanche on Sagarmatha Base Camp - April 2014” on 12 May 2014 at the Conference Hall of School of Management (KUSOM).

The main invitees to the program included Mr. Krishna Lamsal, Under Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTA);  Mr. Sujan Subedi, Meteorologist from Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MoSTE); Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa and Dr. Nima Sherpa from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Mr. Pemba Gyalje Sherpa and Mr. Dorjee Lama Sherpa from Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA), and Lhakpa Sherpa from Nepal Mountain Instructors Association (NMIA). Besides, researchers and students from KU also participated in the interaction program.



The program started with one-minute silence to pay respect to the departed souls in the tragic snow avalanche (which had occurred in the early morning of 18 April 2014 at the Sagarmatha Base Camp killing 13 Sherpas, missing 3 and injuring six other Sherpas). Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha, Glaciologist and Coordinator of MS by Research in Glaciology program at KU and Miss Sonam Futi Sherpa, student at the same research program, presented about the basics of snow avalanche, its causes and ways to avoid its occurrence.

Representatives from NMA, NNMGA and NMIA also highlighted their activities regarding the snow avalanche and other mountain safety techniques.

Dr. Kayastha recommended setting up an Avalanche Monitoring Group (AMG) comprising representatives from MoCTA, MoSTE, Ministry of Home Affairs, NMA and Nepal Tourism Board, including experts such as glaciologists, meteorologists and geologists. The task of the group was proposed to be as follows:

  •   Carry out avalanche risk assessment in major mountain peak areas,
  • Identify avalanche-prone areas,
  • Analyze the snowfall and weather,
  • Inspect/monitor the avalanche-prone areas before dispatching mountain workers and climbers in the area (field members using binoculars, helicopter),
  • Carry out adaptation and mitigation measures (remove unstable layers, blasting accumulated snow),
  • Form rapid search and rescue team.


All participants of the interaction program agreed to form the AMG and to work through such a group to try to avoid such accidents in the future. A special request was made to NMA to initiate the formation of AMG coordinating concerned ministries and other agencies. 



Call for Quotations

isms | 13 May, 2014 11:18

Shrashta Bhetghat in School of Arts

isms | 08 May, 2014 08:46

Shrashta Bhetghat in School of Arts

Kathmandu University, School of Arts, Hattiban, organized yet another event in the series "Shrasta Bhetghat" (Meet the Writer) in its auditorium on May 6, 2014. Poets Manjul and Sulochana Manandhar were the guests of this episode.  The event was organized targeting the students of Media Studies with special focus on the course, "Appreciation of Nepali Literature". Students and faculty of KUSoA attended the event.

The program commenced with a welcome speech and the introduction of the poets and their works by Prof. Dr. Jangab Chauhan, Associate Dean of KUSoA. It moved ahead with the screening of "Anubhutikaa Thopaaharu" (Drops of Experiences), a video comprising 30 poems by Sulochana Manandhar. The screening was followed by recitation of poems by poet Manjul from his recently released book, Balyakaalsanga Kheldai (Playing with Childhood). Poet Sulochana Manandhar also recited some poems from her latest collection Raat (Night). Aarati Thapa, a student of Bachelor in Media Studies and a talented singer, sang a song penned by poet Manjul and composed by Shubha Bahadur.

Poet Manjul has published a novel, six collections of poems, three travelogues, and hundreds of songs. "Triveni," an album of songs written by him, composed by the Japanese composer Haruhito, and sung by Sunita Subba, is considered to be an outstanding work of art. An active member of the renowned Ralpha movement, Manjul used to travel along Nepali villages singing songs on guitar. A number of his works have also been translated into English and other languages.

Poet Sulochana Manandhar has two collections of poems, a travelogue and a video CD of poetry to her credit. She is considered to be one of the prominent women voices from Nepal, and has been the member of Nepal Academy.  

TTL Organizes Workshop on “Engineering with Traditional Technology”

isms | 05 May, 2014 16:23

TTL Organizes Workshop on “Engineering with Traditional Technology”

5 May 2014

The Turbine Testing Lab (TTL) organized a one-day workshop on “Engineering with Traditional Technology” at TTL Auditorium with an objective to disseminate knowledge of traditional technology and its potential application in modern engineering. The workshop was a collaboration of two projects being carried out at TTL, funded by RenewableNepal and University Grants Commission (UGC), Nepal. It was a third in the series of ArtEngineering Workshops being conducted by the lab. Prof. Bhola Thapa, Registrar, Prof. Bim Prasad Shrestha, Associate Dean, School of Engineering, Dr. Hari Prasad Neopane, HoD, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KOICA members at Kathmandu University, team from Engineers without Borders (EWB), faculties, staff from TTL and students attended the event.

The program was hosted by Mr. Sailesh Chitrakar, Research Fellow at TTL. It consisted of three sessions - opening session, technical session and closing session. The opening session started with the welcome speech by Dr. Hari Prasad Neopane. Prof. Bhola Thapa officially inaugurated the program by lighting the ‘panas’. He also gave a short speech on the significance of traditional technologies in development of Nepal and how it may be utilized in the present situation.



The technical session included six speakers. Mr. Niroj Maharjan, researcher from TTL, presented a brief synopsis of the ongoing pump-turbine project at TTL. This was followed by Mr. Subash Panta’s short overview on UGC project of applying traditional techniques in modern engineering. Then Dr. Shin from KOICA shared the knowledge and experience of Korean development. He explained how Korea elevated itself from the chains of poverty and deprivation to modern sophisticated nation by building on its foundation of old technology and combining it with contemporary innovations. The speech was followed by a presentation of   Mr. Hridaya Man Nakarmi, Director of D-Matrix engineering, who discussed how his team manufactured the model pump-turbine by using the traditional techniques of forging, foundry and casting. He also demonstrated the products manufactured by his company. Then, Dr. Jeffrey and his team from the USA shared their experience in Nepal as part of their work for Engineers without Borders. The final speaker for the session was Mr. Tejesh Man Shakya, Assistant Professor at Center for Art and Design, School of Arts, who exhibited how traditional sculptures are manufactured in Nepal, and shared his idea on how such techniques may be applied in modern engineering.

In the closing session, certificates were distributed to the speakers. Prof. Bim Prasad Shrestha shared his thoughts on the need of uniting the traditional techniques with modern engineering and concluded the session.    



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