Kathmandu University News

Vice Chancellor's Speech to the Opening Ceremony of ICDRET'18

editorial | 29 March, 2018 15:56

"There is gold in our water, wind and sun. Delaying its usage doesn’t store it for future. What we lose today, we just lose it forever. Let us communicate this to all. Every single day of delay is nothing but a loss to all. Let us care more about who will benefit with our efforts than worry about who will own it. Let us not just think what we will gain with an endeavor, but also focus on what we are losing by not going for it. I would like to urge all -- the academia, private sector, public sector, government, donors and other national and international stakeholders -- to have new lens to the opportunities that lie on our table. Our future generation will not blame us for the things that we attempted and failed. They will feel shame for the things that we never attempted despite having a chance."

Full Text of the Speech

Opportunity to participate In Program of Open Studies-Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development

isms | 28 March, 2018 13:00

Aquatic Ecology Centre (AEC): Announcement for partial Thesis Support

isms | 27 March, 2018 09:00

This is to inform all graduate level students from different disciplines (M.A./M.Ed./M.Sc./M.Tech.) registered in any academic institutions of Nepal that the Aquatic Ecology Centre (AEC) is supporting up to NPR 50,000/- (Fifty thousand) as partial support. This support is made available through financial support of HELVETAS/Nepal following an agreement between the two institutions/organizations, to a maximum of six students. Those interested in considering water issues in their Master's thesis, in particular water governance and water quality may apply no later than 27 April 2018.

Director, Aquatic Ecology Centre 

School of Science: Call for application to PhD in Environmental Science

isms | 27 March, 2018 08:56

Kathmandu University, School of Science invites application from qualified candidate for admission to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in the field of Environmental Science at the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering. One seat is available for the research which focuses on trace metal (TE) pollutants and their impacts on aquatic ecosystems. Both local and long-range sources will be dealt in two wetlands (Lake Rara and Lake Ghodaghodi) starting from June 2018. The selected PhD candidate will take part in the project activities of a UGC-Nepal funded collaborative research project.

Brief information of the research project:

The study will focus on mercury (Hg) and other trace elements in water, sediments and biota (particularly fish) in above mentioned lakes. The trend of Hg levels and potential health risk to humans through fish consumption will also be assessed. The main aim of the study is to describe the environment levels of Hg and TEs (Al, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Cd and Pb) in water bodies and aquatic biota in the Himalayas.


For details on admission process and other criteria, please visit www.ku.edu.np/env .

Deadline for application submission: April 15, 2018 (Submit a brief concept note, CV and scanned copies of academic certificates).

Duration of the study: Three years (Full Time)

For application forms and administrative procedure, please contact:

Dr. Chhatra Mani Sharma

Department of Environmental Science and Engineering

School of Science, Kathmandu University

Email: chhatra.sharma@ku.edu.np





Aquatic Ecology Centre (AEC) receives external grants/Opportunity for Environmental Biologist

isms | 26 March, 2018 15:46

DAI Global, LLC and Kathmandu University (KU) signs an agreement for a USAID supported grant of NPR 10,156,812.00 (US$99,831.05) payable according to the Schedule of Milestones as described in the project document prepared by Aquatic Ecology Centre (AEC) with the grant title "River health and biodiversity profiling in the Karnali and West Rapti watersheds: implications to basin planning and sustainable water resource management in the western Nepal". 
Dr. S. Sharma will led the project as Project Leader and Dr. R.D.T. Shah as Co-PI. AEC will soon announce positions for Researchers and Research Assistants. Any Nepali citizens from recognized institutions with a M.Sc./B.Sc. Biology/Environmental Science degree who are willing to build career in the field of use of biological indicators (invertebrates, macrophytes, and fishes) in assessing the aquatic ecosystem health may express their interests to join.
Application may be addressed to the Director, Aquatic Ecology Centre.
Application must reach us no later than 27 April 2018.

011-661443 (fax)
011-661399 (tel)

AEC organized Local Dissemination Workshop

isms | 26 March, 2018 15:33

Aquatic Ecology Centre (AEC) successfully completed 14 months longitudinal observational study for building climate resilient Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Jiri municipality, Dolakha.  Seasonal meteorological parameter, water quality and quantity monitoring along with WASH behavior to reduce health vulnerability was main activity of the study. In response to same, a debriefing workshop was organized at Jiri Technical School on 10th March 2018, among municipality and district level stakeholders and government officials. The study evidenced that the seasonal variation in meteorological parameters does influence drinking water dimensions and diarrhoeal diseases. Unimproved water supply system and lack of safety in those improved ones triggered for health vulnerability. Debriefing discussion concluded that Water Safety Plan (WSP) shall be optimum approach to build climate resilient WASH in resource constraint settings. Senior Division Engineer from Department of Water Supply and Sewerage (DWSS) further elaborated the need of WSP by protecting water supply from catchment to consumer. AEC soon plans to organize a national workshop for disseminating same findings and discuss it with national and local level stakeholders and officials for building climate resilient WASH in reducing health vulnerability.


[For Event Photos Click Here]


Dr. Biraj Singh Thapa published article in Renewable Energy Journal

isms | 26 March, 2018 15:29

Dr. Biraj Singh Thapa, Assistant Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering, has recently published following Journal Article.

In Renewable Energy Journal (Impact Factor: 4.35)


Flow measurements around guide vanes of Francis turbine:

A PIV approach

Biraj Singh Thapa1, Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug2, Bhola Thapa1

1Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Kathmandu University, P.O. Box 6250, Dhulikhel, Nepal

2Dept. Energy & Process Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, 7491, Norway


Publication link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960148118303537



World Water Day- 2018 held

isms | 26 March, 2018 09:46

World Water Day- 2018 Celebration

Inauguration of Rock Filter and Constructed Wetland

Innovative Water Center (IWC), Phnom Penh, Cambodia and School of Science, Kathmandu University jointly organized an one day event on 22nd March, 2018 at the Central Campus of Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kavre. The event was organized on the occasion of World Water Day 2018. The theme of the event this year was 'Nature for Water'. Major highlight of the celebration was Inauguration of Rock Filter and Constructed Wetland used for wastewater treatment. The pilot-scale treatment units were established as of the joint effort between IWC and School of Science to create a platform for aspiring researchers from Water and Wastewater sectors and representatives from different municipalities to share their ideas and information regarding their research activities and experiences.[Read More .....]

Notice on the Course in Advanced Nepali

editorial | 25 March, 2018 18:48

नेपाली विषयको कक्षासम्बन्धी सूचना

देशमा आगामी दिनहरूमा (क) प्रदेश तथा स्थानीय निकाय-उन्मुख रोजगारीका अवसरहरू खुल्दै जाने, (ख) समुदायकेन्द्रित भई काम गर्न सक्ने बढीभन्दा बढी योग्य र दक्ष जनशक्तिको आवश्यकता पर्ने र (ग) लोकसेवा आयोग तथा अन्य औपचारिक परीक्षाहरूमा नेपाली भाषा सहजरूपमा लेख्‍न, बोल्न र बुझ्‍न सक्ने प्राविधिक स्‍नातकहरू बढी सफल हुन सक्ने लगायतका तथ्यहरूलाई मध्यनजर गर्दै, काठमाडौँ विश्‍वविद्यालय केन्द्रीय हातामा School of Engineering, School of Science तथा BBIS कार्यक्रममा अध्ययनरत विद्यार्थीहरूका लागि प्रयोजनपरक नेपाली विषयको पठन पाठन शुरू हुने व्यहोरा जानकारी गराइन्छ।

जम्मा क्रेडिट (३२ घण्टा) पाठ्यभार भएको उक्त विषयमा मूलत: निम्‍न लिखित पाठ्यांशहरूको व्यवहारिक शिक्षणमा जोड दिइनेछ:

-        नेपाली व्याकरण तथा अभिव्यक्ति शैली

        नेपाली लेखन तथा सम्पादन

-        प्रस्ताव तथा प्रतिवेदन लेखन

-        मौखिक प्रस्तुतीकरण

-        अनुवाद कला

-        प्रतिनिधि साहित्यिक कृतिहरूको अध्ययन

यस विषयलाई Non-credit Elective Course को रूपमा प्रस्तुत गरिनेछ । पढ्न ईच्छूक विद्यार्थीहरूको संख्या कम्तीमा १५ जना भएपछि कक्षा सञ्‍चालन गरिनेछ ।  सबै तहका विद्यार्थीहरूले यो विषय लिन सक्नेछन् ।



ह्युम्यानिटिज एण्ड म्यानेजमेण्ट युनिट

फोन: 2215, 1103, 9801670057

ईमेल: hmu@ku.edu.np



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Driver Refresher Training Held

editorial | 24 March, 2018 11:42

A Driver Refresher Training was organized 24 March 2018 involving all the full-time drivers of Kathmandu University. The main subjects of the traning included: duties and responsibilities of a driver, causes of accidents, techniques of overtaking, techniques of cross-country driving, techniques of controlling a vehicle, precautions to be taken during VIP driving, qualties of the driver of VIPs, and the techniques of using GPS in a vehicle.  

The training was held in Greenwich Hotel, Lalitpur. It was facilitated by Mr. Shiva Pratap Karki, the security Incharge of the University. 




Turbine Testing Lab organized 8th International Symposium

isms | 22 March, 2018 11:50

International Symposium on CRHT VIII organized by Turbine Testing Lab

Turbine Testing Lab organized 8th International Symposium on Current Research in Hydraulic Turbines (CRHT-VIII) on 20th March, 2018 in Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel. CRHT is an effort of Turbine Testing Lab to create a platform for aspiring researchers from hydropower sector to share their ideas and information regarding their research activities. [more....

Turbine Testing Lab organized one day training on Advancement in turbine and hydropower technology (ATHT)

isms | 22 March, 2018 11:46

Training on “Advancement in Turbine and Hydropower Technology (ATHT)” organized by Turbine Testing Lab

Turbine Testing Lab organized one day training on “Advancement in turbine and hydropower technology (ATHT) on 21th March, 2018 in Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel. ATHT is a one day training program emphasized for a closed group of staffs and students working in the field of research and development of hydropower and hydro-turbines. The objective of this training program is to learn the experiences and knowledge of the experts working in the related field and later on, disseminate the ideas to a larger group. The problems discussed in this program focused on identifying and mitigating the challenges of sediments in the power plants of Indian Sub-Continent. [more.....]

Result of Vacancy Announcement in Pharmacy

isms | 21 March, 2018 15:12




Dr. Durga Bista, who has applied for the position of Lecturer on Contract for a period of six months in the field of Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Care) following an announcement made on dated the 18th February 2018 by the Office of the Dean, School of Science, is notified to be successful.


Successful candidate is informed to contact the Head of the Department for needful on or before 30th March 2018 during office hours.


Successful Candidate:

(with the Average Score out of 100 marks)

1. Dr. Durga Bista – 75.33


Alternative Candidate:

(with the Average Score out of 100 marks)

1. Mr. Ananda Koirala – 53.16


Successful candidate is notified to visit in person along with Original Documents, as announced. In the event that erroneous information or invalid documents have been provided by the candidate, or do not respond to this notice on or before the given date, the candidate will be rejected and position will be offered to the Alternative Candidate.


Signed by Prof. Dr. S.Sharma

Dean, School of Science

On dated the 21th March, 2018


Special Guest Lecture at Kathmandu University

isms | 19 March, 2018 14:42

End-Semester Break closing notice of School of Engineering

isms | 19 March, 2018 14:36

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