Kathmandu University News

Foundation Stone-Laying Program of Lungs Centre Held

editorial | 30 November, 2017 20:03

27 November 2017

The foundation stone-laying of Lungs Treatment and Research Centre was held at Battase Daanda, Panauti-5, Kavre.

The centre will be one of the first institutions in Nepal to provide primary and tertiary-level facilities for the treatment of lungs-related diseases. The centre will be divided into four components: asthma treatment, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) treatment, allergy centre and diagnosis centre.

The program was attended by Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha, Vice Chancellor; Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, Registrar; Prof. Dr. Parasar Koirala, Chairperson of University Grants Commission (UGC); Mr. Madhu Prasad Regmi, Secretary of the Ministry of Education; Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, founding VC of Kathmandu University; Mr. Bel Prasad Shrestha, former Mayor of Dhulikhel municipality; Dr. Rajendra Koju, Dean of KU School of Medical Sciences and other important personalities of Kathmandu University and Dhulikhel Hospital. 

In the program, the speakers emphasized on the quality service that Kathmandu University and Dhulikhel Hospital have been providing and assumed the Centre will be a value addition in the same path of quality assurance. 


Korean Language Course Completion Ceremony

editorial | 30 November, 2017 19:52

On 27 November 2017, the completion ceremony of the Korean language course was held in CV Raman Auditorium.

Ms. Eunji SIM, who was dispatched from Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in January 2016, taught Korean at Kathmandu University for about two years. Eleven of her students studied Level 1 (Beginner course), Level 3 (Intermediate course) and Level 5 (Advance course) and received a certificate.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha, Registrar Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, Dean of School of Science Prof. Dr. Subodh Sharma, Director of Student Welfare Dr. Ramesh Kumar Maskey, Member of the Executive Council Dr. Bim Prasad Shrestha, Coordinator of HMU Dr. Hem Raj Kafle, and Visiting Professor to Department of Chemical Engineering Dr. Kyunyeong Park attended at the event among a number of other faculties.

From KOICA, KOICA director, Dr. Hyungkyoo KIM, attended the meeting and talked about Korea and KOICA on the subject of "Why should you learn Korean language and Korea". H

Both Dr. Shrestha and Dr. KIM congratulated certificate recipients and encouraged those who are studying Korean.

Ms.Eunji SIM returns to Korea next month after completing her two-year tenure as a volunteer. And in mid-December her successor, Mr. Hancheon Lee will come and teach Korean in the University. 

KOICA has been sending Korean language teachers to Kathmandu University since 2010. The language volunteer is stationed at the Humanities and Management Unit.

Invitation to a Scientific Seminar

isms | 30 November, 2017 13:35

A scientific seminar is going to be held on the topic of “Global and Regional Air Pollution by Ozone and PM2.5 and Their Co-control” with the key presentation by Dr. Hajime Akimoto, who is one of the leading scientists in the field of atmospheric science, and currently the Guest Scientist at the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan. Those interested in the topic are invited to attend the seminar.

Venue: Mini-auditorium hall, KU, Dhulikhel

Date: December 1, 2017 (Friday)

Time: 10 to 11 AM



KU Convocation Services

isms | 29 November, 2017 15:34

Your convocation is an exciting event! To help you capture those special moments a range of convocation memorabilia will available for you to order and purchase. To follow up on orders, or to place an order outside of the Graduation period, please contact our offical convocation service provider.

Contact Portraits Online  ‭to order:

Photography sessions 

Presentation photo packages

Degree framing


Teddy bears


P: +977 9840 588 779‬
E: orders@portraitsonline.asia
W: www.PortraitsOnline.asia/KU



Aviyantaa'17 and 6th Anniversary of Turbine Testing Lab Held

isms | 28 November, 2017 19:55

Aviyantaa’17 and 6th Anniversary of Turbine Testing Lab

Department of Mechanical Engineering kicked-off Aviyantaa’17 on 23rd November, 2017. Aviyantaa is a project exhibition of undergraduate students of Mechanical Engineering Department held every year. On this day, Turbine Testing lab (TTL) also marked its 6th anniversary. The release of the magazines of Aviyantaa’17 and 6th anniversary issue of TTL was done at TTL Auditorium.......[for more..]


Boys Hostel EoI for accommodation

isms | 28 November, 2017 19:45

Kathmandu University Boys Hostel is inviting expression of interest for accommodation at Central Campus, Dhulikhel, Kavre. First, 2nd or 3rd year students from School of Science and Engineering are eligible to apply.
Please fill the attached form and send in email to kubh@ku.edu.np before 10PM Dec 1st, 2017. In the subject line please write exactly "EoI accommodation, 2017"

1st year students already appeared in interview are also required to email the EoI but not required to present in interview. All other students MUST appear in interview with your original documents on 4th or 5th Dec, 2017 by appointment. We strongly recommend not to miss any class during the process, we do our best to adjust your interview time.

Required documents:
Photocopy of admission receipt
Semester GPA sheets and account statement (2nd or 3rd year students only)
Citizenship card
SLC and +2 level marksheets




Notice for Election Holiday

isms | 24 November, 2017 19:34

MoU Signed between KU and SRSPU

editorial | 23 November, 2017 20:13

On 21 November 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between KU and M.I. Platov South Russian State Polytechnic University, SRSPU (NPI).

Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha, the Vice Chancellor, represented KU, and Rector Vladimir Perederiy represented SRSPU (NPI). The MoU signing was facilitated by Prof. Dr. Bhadra Man Tuladhar, former Registrar of KU.

The MoU targets to establish partnership in the educational and research fields through faculty exchange in the field of environment, ecology, mathematics and engineering. The MoU also envisions organization of joint workshops and seminars, exploration of student exchange possibilities and preparation of joint research proposals for funding from international supporting agencies.  




First Program of Twenty-Third Convocation Held

editorial | 23 November, 2017 19:54

20 November 2017

The first program of the 23rd Convocation of Kathmandu University was held awarding degrees to the graduates of School of Medical Sciences.

This year 1189 graduates received degrees, including 4 in M.Ch. and DM, 115 in MD, 54 in MS, 3  in MDS, 2 in M.Sc., 571 in MBBS, 155 in BDS, 208 in B.Sc. (Nursing), 58 in BNS and 19 in BPT.

The Program was chaired by Mr. Gopal Man Shrestha, Honorable Deputy Prime Minister, Miniter of Education and Pro-Chancellor of KU.

Addressing the ceremony as the Chief Guest, Dr. Mohan Man Sainju,  distinguished scholar, planner and diplomat, said that KU has set itself as an exemplary university of Nepal, and suggested the students to believe in team spirit and proceed in life with a plan that is practical, attainable and appropriate.

Similarly, the Pro-Chancellor expressed the need of qualified human resources in deprived sectors and that the graduates had to implement their knowledge and skills in those sectors to give a new and better direction to the society and nation.

Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha, the Vice Chancellor, urged the graduates to take the lead in their respective fields and to leave their marks for the generations to come. He advised them to challenge the convention the way KU did to change the landscape of health in the country.




Dr. Bal Chandra Luitel in HELTASA 2017

editorial | 23 November, 2017 19:48

On November 21, 2017, Dr. Bal Chandra Luitel, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of School of Education conducted a 3-hour long workshop for researchers, academics and staff members across southern African universities during the 2017 Conference organized by Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of South Africa (HELTASA) at Coastlands Umhlanga Hotel and convention centre, Durban, South Africa.

Titled as “Transformative educational research as/for professional development”, the workshop was designed to share with the Southern African Researchers the Transformative education research practice promoted by Dr Luitel and colleagues at KUSOED.

Likewise, on November 22, 2017, Dr Luitel made a keynote presentation entitled Developing educational research as/for transformative professional development: A case of (post)graduate education research programme for a greater good, at the same HELTASA 2017 conference themed as HIGHER EDUCATION WELL-BEING: TRANSCENDING BOUNDARIES, REFRAMING EXCELLENCE. Dr Luitel argued for the case of multi-paradigmatic transformative research as a means for professional development of educational professionals working for empowering, life-affirming and authentic educational processes and outcomes. Of particular focus, Dr. Luitel argued for the case of epistemological pluralism together with the purpose of higher education as public good.

Meanwhile, Dr. Luitel was also featured by Durban University's media.  The feature can be accessed from here:



(see conference details: http://www.dut.ac.za/heltasa2017/

Conference programme: http://www.dut.ac.za/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/HELTASA-Programme-Final.pdf )

Scholarship Application Deadline in School of Science and School of Engineering

isms | 23 November, 2017 14:57


Submission of Scholarship Application in School of Science and School of Engineering

Financially needy and meritorious students newly enrolled in KU Undergraduate (Bachelor) and Regular Master Programs of School of Science and School of Engineering in Academic Session 2017/18 are hereby notified to submit their application for Scholarship/Financial-Support to the office of respective School Administration (Block-09 for Engineering, Block-06 for Science).

Please refer to the scholarship application form for details about the information and documents needed for application. Please duly fill the application form and do not leave any field blank in any section unless absolutely inapplicable in your case. The information and documents shall reflect actual financial/social conditions of the applicant and true academic potential.

Undergraduate students who are admitted in Academic Session 2017/18 are eligible to apply for “KU-Scholarship 2017” which in general is a partial tuition fee waiver.  

Master Level students admitted in Academic Session 2017/18 may apply for UGC Formula Funding Scholarship; the extent of scholarship is based on student number in enrolled program and is subject to approval from the University Grants Commission (UGC).

The deadline for application submission is 01 December 2017 (15 Mangsir 2074, Friday).






Dean                                                                                          Dean

School of Science                                                                     School of Engineering

Date: 23 November 2017


Click here to download Scholarship Application Form



KUSL Call for expression of interest: Roster of Management Teachers / Experts

isms | 23 November, 2017 11:26

KUSL Call for expression of interest: Roster of Law Teachers / Experts

isms | 23 November, 2017 11:25

School of Science- PhD dissertation Public Defense Notification

isms | 22 November, 2017 19:42

PhD Public Defense Notification

(Published dated the 22nd Nov 2017)

This is for the general information of all those interested that Mr. Manish Baidya has successfully completed all requirements qualifying him for viva voice and defending the PhD Dissertation with the title as follows;


"Safe and sustainable Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) to reduce health vulnerability in Nepal"


The above research was supervised by Prof. Dr. Subodh Sharma,  Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Science.

PhD defense will take place on 30th Nov 2017 in CV Raman Block, Mini Auditorium from 10 am. All interested are invited to attend.

Prof. Subodh Sharma, Dr.nat.techn. 
Dean, School of Science

Kathmandu University
GPO BOX: 6250, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 011-661399; Fax: 011-661443

World Toilet Day Celebrated

editorial | 21 November, 2017 12:55

19 November 2017

The Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (DESE), School of Science, observed World Toilet Day with the slogan, "Greening the Blue".

The program started with an early morning awareness rally (from 6:30 am to 8:00 am) around Bhirkuti Mandap, Kathmandu, which was coordinated by professors and volunteering students. The formal event inside KU premises started at 10:00am in presence of Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha, Ms. Bimala Sharma (Deputy Mayor, Dhulikhel Municipality), Prof. Dr. Kanhaiya Jha (Associate Dean, School of Science, KU); Mr. Surya Man Shakya, Visiting Professor at KU; Dr. Murali Gopal Ranjitkar (WASH Specialist), and faculties, staff and students of DESE and other Departments.

The inauguration ceremony was addressed by the Vice Chancellor. He motivated the audience by highlighting the status of toilets in Kathmandu University and the seriousness of the issues with toilets in the University. He suggested that KU should set an example with its students taking initiatives by building new ideas rather than following the old ones.




After the opening remarks from the professors and guests, Dr. Nawa Raj Khatiwada, Associate Professor at DESE, guided the audience and guests to a tour of toilets in the KU premises. The Toilet Tour included assessment of the selected toilets by focusing on the number of male/female toilets, their cleanliness, availability of water/soap/tissue paper/drier, ventilation, presence and functionality of doors, presence of dustbin, floor and walls, odour management, and capacity. Catering to the same number of male and female students, while there were male toilets that 20 males could use at the same time, the female toilets could be used by only 4 females at the same time.

The opening ceremony was then followed by Photo Exhibition, Poster Presentation and Essay competitions. Several pictures and posters depicting the conditions of toilets in different parts of Nepal were displayed for evaluation. Students from different schools competed in the Essay competition.

In 2013, the UN General Assembly officially declared November 19 as World Toilet Day. Celebration of the Day is all about inspiring actions to tackle the global sanitation crisis. 

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