Kathmandu University News

DESE Organizes "National Symposium on Pesticides Pollution"

isms | 25 June, 2014 04:56

20 June 2014

The Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (DESE), in collaboration with University Grants Commission, Nepal, organized a one-day National Symposium on Pesticides Pollution.

Prof. Dr. Subodh Sharma, Head of the Department of DESE,  opened the symposium by welcoming the participants. Dr. Sharma also discussed the importance of the symposium. Dr. Bed Mani Dahal, Associate Professor at DESE and the organizing secretary, highlighted the objectives.

Forty-five people from more than fifteen organizations participated in the symposium. A total of eight papers were presented, which covered  diverse themes  such as pesticides use/misuse in Nepal, analysis techniques of pesticides, pesticides residue in agricultural products (fruits, vegetables, fish and crops), pesticides contamination in soil and water, and policy issues on pesticide pollution.

For program details, please click here.

Basic course on computational mathematics from 26 August - 29 August 2014

isms | 25 June, 2014 04:17

Kathmandu University

School of Science

Department of Natural Sciences (Mathematics)


Four days Training Program on


 Basic Computational Mathematics using a Computer Software


From:  August 26, 2014 to 29 August 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 computational mathematics using MATLAB. Each class provides an in-depth look at a particular topic or set of topics related to computational mathematics. Students will learn through practical applications, and are welcome and encouraged to use challenges from their own research problem 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 commands needed for understanding and visualizing a numerical data originating from a scientific experiment. Basic numerical analysis will be taught in these four days covering topics such as maxima minima, polynomial and roots, Newton’s method and bisection method. Various methods also used in visually representing a numerical data and its application in maxima minima, polynomial and roots etc will also be taught. The importance of matrices and vectors in solution of various numerical problems will be highlighted. This course will teach the concepts of numerical analysis using MATLAB in an example oriented manner and requires no prerequisite courses.

Program Fee:

Students: Rs. 6000/- per applicant

Ph.D. Students/Teaching Assistants/Research Assistants/Lecturers: Rs. 6000/- per applicant


Register as soon as Possible!! Only limited seats Available!! Confirm your seats through the e-mail <drjdevkota@ku.edu.np> . Last Date for the submission of fee is 10 August 2014.  Delay in the submission of the fee will lead to cancellation of the seat.


The filled up registration form with the Program Fee should be submitted by   10 August 2014 to,


Prof. Dr. Jyoti Upadhyaya ,       Mobile : 9841- 539845                                                                           

Department of Natural Sciences,    

Mathematics Group,                                                 

Kathmandu University

Tender for Computer Accesories

isms | 24 June, 2014 09:23

A 2-Day National workshop on the ‘Primer Series on ICTD for Youth’: Project Management and ICTD

isms | 22 June, 2014 11:29

A 2-Day National workshop on the ‘Primer Series on ICTD for Youth’: Project Management and ICTD

Organized by Kathmandu University, Nepal in collaboration with UN-APCICT

On 7-8 July, 2014

At Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal

Department of Computer Science and Engineering (www.ku.edu.np/cse ), School of Engineering, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kavre is going to organize a 2-Day National workshop on the ‘Primer Series on ICTD for Youth’: Project Management and ICTD in collaboration with UN’s Asia and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT) (www.unapcict.org) on 7-8 July, 2014 at Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal


[For Workshop Brochure Click Here]

[For Registration Form Click Here]

Call for Abstracts and Second Announcements- National River Summit 2014

isms | 20 June, 2014 07:31

Click Here to DownloadCall for Abstract


Invitation to a Talk and Presentation ( Re-schedule)

isms | 16 June, 2014 05:24

KU Lecture Series. Interaction with Prof. Badoux

isms | 15 June, 2014 07:23

DoEEE Organizes Interaction and Award Distribution Ceremony

isms | 10 June, 2014 11:15

DoEEE Organizes Interaction and Award Distribution Ceremony


8 June 2014

The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (DoEEE) organized an award distribution ceremony and interaction program with the graduating students. The program was conducted in the TTL auditorium in the presence of all faculty members, and Head of Department, Assoc. Prof. Brijesh Adhikary. Few graduate students and students from the first year to the fourth year attended the event.

The program commenced with launching of annual technical magazine, Encipher-2013. Following the launch, the award provided by Nepal Telecommunications Authority was distributed to the winners. The award amount of Rs. 15000 was won by the outstanding projects of the final year undergraduate and graduate students.

The award distribution ceremony continued with the award distribution to the winners of SEEE indoor games and SEEE circuit competition.  Soon after the award distribution ceremony, an interaction program with the final year graduating students was held.  The Head of Department expressed inspiring words of farewell to the graduating students. This was followed by wishes of good luck and farewell from all the teachers and faculty members.

Few graduate students shared their experiences, and mentioned the obstacles they faced soon after their graduation. The program concluded with the final year students sharing their experiences of the past four years in DoEEE.

Mr. Gupta Presents a Case Study in an Int’l Conference at Malaysia

isms | 10 June, 2014 11:09

Mr. Gupta Presents a Case Study in an Int’l Conference at Malaysia


Mr. Manoj Kumar Gupta, Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, presented a case study entitled "Putting Reality into the ICTD Curriculum: A Case Study of Kathmandu University, Nepal" at The International Conference / Workshop on Engaged Learning and ICTD in the University Curriculum.


The conference was organized by the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (UN-APCICT) in collaboration with Cornell University (USA), the University of Selangor (Malaysia), and the Asian Institute for Development Communication in Shah Alam, Malaysia, during 3–5 June 2014.

  Click here for presented slides.

  Detail of the Conference is available at:




Invitation to a Talk Program on Yoga

isms | 10 June, 2014 06:09

SUNREM-Himalaya Ph.D. Fellowship short list published

isms | 09 June, 2014 07:41

KUSoA Organizes Srashta Bhetghaat with Prof. Abhi Subedi

isms | 06 June, 2014 09:20

KUSoA Organizes Srashta Bhetghaat with Prof. Abhi Subedi

 May 26, Lalitpur

In the most recent episode of "Srashta Bhetghaat" (Meet the Writer) series, Kathmandu University School of Arts invited renowned writer Prof. Dr. Abhi Subedi, and essayist/film-maker Mr. Shekhar Kharel in a program organized at KUSoA Auditorium.

 The program was organized with a special focus on the paper "Nepali Sahitya ko Ashwaadan" for the undergraduate students of School of Arts.

 The event started with the screening of Shekhar Kharel's documentary "Abhi Subedi's Kathmandu Odessey" and a brief interaction on it with the filmmaker.



In the second part of the event, Prof. Subedi shared his ideas on his journey as an educator and writer, and shared the background and experiences of writing his play "Agniko Katha" (Fire in the Monastery), which was followed by a lively interaction.

Apart from the students, staff and faculty of School of Arts, faculty from the Humanities and Management Unit,  School of Engineering, Dhulikhel, also attended the event. In the beginning of the program, Prof. Dr. Jangab Chauhan, Associate Dean at School of Arts, welcomed the distinguished guests, and introduced the works of Prof. Subedi and Mr. Kharel. He shed light on the literary merit and significance of Prof. Subedi's "Agniko Katha." Ms. Ekku Maya Pun, Associate Professor and Coordinator of English at KUSoA, gave away the tokens of love to the guests at the end of the program.

Prof. Subedi has 16 books to his credit in all the genres of literature including poetry, essays, criticism, and culture. A professor of English, he was also the founder president of International Theatre Institute (ITI), Nepal Chapter. His play "Agniko Katha" has been performed for about 200 times in Nepal, India, Norway, and Russia. It won the award for the best play during World Theatre Day celebration in New Delhi, India.


Prof. Subedi holds degrees in Language, Literature, and translation from universities in Nepal and UK, and has been a driving force in popularizing Nepali drama and theatre in Nepal and abroad. He is well-versed both in Nepali and English, and is a pioneer in introducing postmodernism in Nepali dramatic literature.

The author of "Maile Nadekheko Hippi", a collection of essays, Mr. Shekhar Kharel is a well known critic, and a dedicated film maker.



International Conference on Plasma Science and Applications (ICPSA 2014)

isms | 05 June, 2014 11:11

International Conference on Plasma Science and Applications

(ICPSA 2014)


22-24 September 2014

Kathmandu, Nepal


Following the last six successful workshops/conferences that were held in Malaysia (2008), Singapore (2009), P. R. China (2010), Iran (2011), Thailand (2012) and Singapore (2013) the seventh in the series International Conference on Plasma Science and Applications (ICPSA2014) is being organized from 22-24 September 2014 at Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal. The ICPSA2014 is co-organized by Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu University and Asian African Association for Plasma Training (AAAPT) network.


The ICPSA2014 will focus on the fundamentals, sources, diagnostics and applications of various types of plasmas that include low-pressure low-temperature plasmas, high-pressure atmospheric plasmas, high energy density laser plasmas and hot-dense magnetized plasma. The applications of these plasmas for various cutting edge technological areas such as nanotechnology, biomedical, photovoltaic, green technology, etc will be covered.


ICPSA2014 aims to provide a platform for extensive and in-depth discussions and to create new opportunities for collaborations between the leaders and experts in plasma fields. The conference is planned as a medium-scale expert meeting with open participation to early-career researchers and students.



TTL Conducts Experiment for University of Calgary

isms | 02 June, 2014 14:57

TTL Conducts Experiment for University of Calgary

 The Turbine Testing Lab (TTL) at Kathmandu University concluded an experimental and numerical investigation of 15 kW Cross Flow Turbine as a part of PhD research of University of Calgary, Canada.

Mr. Ram Chandra Adhikari, a PhD candidate from University of Calgary, Canada stayed at KU- TTL from 20 April 2014 - 28 May 2014.

Mr. Adhikari together with the Turbine Testing Lab (TTL) researchers and technician performed the test on the 15 kW Cross Flow Turbine setup available at the lab. A total of NRs. 78000 was received and deposited in KU-TTL bank account as revenue for the services and facilities involved during this time.


Glimpses of the work performed at Lab


Two-Day Training on e-learning

isms | 02 June, 2014 14:51

Two-Day Training on e-learning

Department of Computer Science and Engineering and e-Learning Center are jointly organizing Two-Day Training on e-Learning through Moodle. The main objective of the training is to promote the use of Moodle to enhance the teaching-learning system in Kathmandu University.


The training is scheduled for 19 and 20 June 2014.

For details, please visit the following link:

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