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KU Held Twentieth Convocation Ceremony

isms | 15 December, 2014 09:08

KU Held Twentieth Convocation Ceremony

Kathmandu University awarded graduation to 1,246 students from various streams in the second program of its 20th Convocation Ceremony on December 12, 2014. In the first phase of the ceremony organized on November 8, a total of 1037 students of awarded degrees in different programs of Medical Sciences.

Among the graduates were 401 from School of Management, 191 from School of Science, 259 from School of Engineering, 242 from School of Arts and 83 from School of Medical Sciences. The University conferred certificates to 41 foreign students from 17 different countries.

Meanwhile, the University awarded the graduates of PhD Civil Engineering, PhD Biotechnology, PhD Ethnomusicology, Master in Landscape Management and Heritage Studies, M.Tech in Biotechnology, BHTM and Bachelor in Nursing Science, for the first time.

Shraddha Pant of MBA was awarded with the Chancellor Gold Medal and Juddha Bahadur Shrestha Gold Medal, while Rabin Dongol and Bidhya Sharma were awarded with Vice-Chancellor Gold Medal and Rana Bahadur Shah Gold Medal, respectively.

A total of 18,191 graduates have been produced by the university till date which includes 8,343 graduates from Medical Sciences and 9,848 from various other streams.

Speaking on the occasion, Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr. Sushil Koirala, Chancellor of KU, shared his belief of how the youths could take the country to a new level if they really wished for it.

Similarly, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha expressed how fortunate he was to see all the graduates on the significant day and wished them all the best for future. The speech of the chief guest of the ceremony, Dr. Satya Mohan Joshi, the doyen of Nepali Folk Culture, who was unable to attend the function because of his poor health, was recited by Prof. Dr. Sanjay Nath Khanal.

Kathmandu University 20th Convocation Speeches

isms | 14 December, 2014 15:00

Kathmandu University 20th Convocation Speeches

Welcome Speech by Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha, the Vice Chancellor, Kathmandu University

Graduatation Speech of Dr. Satya Mohan Joshi, Chief Guest to the 20th Convocation Ceremony of Kathmandu University

 

Aquatic Ecology Centre (AEC) organising Capacity Building Workshops

isms | 14 December, 2014 08:30

Aquatic Ecology Centre, jointly with the National Institute of Ecology (NIE), New Delhi; Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI), Kolkata; and Conservation Sciences India, New Delhi under the project funded by the Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN-GCR), Kobe, Japan is organizing Capacity Building Workshops in the field of Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services of Wetlands in Relation to Global Change. 

Three Capacity Building Workshops of 3 days each will be organised at Kolkata (West Bengal), Guwahati (Assam) and Kathmandu (Nepal) as per schedule given below.

Kolkata (India):              19-21 February 2015
Guwahati (India):            23-25 February 2015
Kathmandu (Nepal):       12-14 March 2015

Please [Click Here] to download Application Form.

For details,[Click Here]

Notice for PitchFest Competition

isms | 12 December, 2014 14:19

Adjustment Notice

PitchFest Competition

Jointly Organized by

Kathmandu University Business Incubation Center (KUBIC)

&

Kathmandu University Technical Training Center (KUTTC)

 

Kathmandu University Technical Training Centre (KUTTC) has been recently established with a mission to fulfill the skilled workforce in context of advancing technologies in automobile and manufacturing sectors. KUTTC also aims to reinforce the applied knowledge required in the Mechanical Engineering field. Kathmandu University is also establishing Business Incubation Center (KUBIC) to help and support potential research/project/ideas into a sustainable business.

This competition is organized as an initiative to boost the idea development process of students. The participants have to submit their ideas/innovative projects and pitch them in front of panel of judges. The final pitching of students will be examined by experts (inc. Industrialists and Academician).

The winning three teams will be provided by some consolation prize money.

Targeted Participants & Requirement:

All interested students from School of Engineering are encouraged to apply. To apply click here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nrvnnqbg8X7PTm1wGrmhPtukhbs1dovy04KtdRW6lwc/viewform?c=0&w=1

The idea should be innovative that must include the technology transfer aspect considering the available equipment at KUTTC. The guideline for idea submission is attached below.

 

Guideline [Click Here

 

Important date Location:

  •          Deadline for ideapitch submission: 20 December, 2014
  •          Final-pitching: 24th December, 2014
  •          Location: TTL auditorium, Dhulikhel, Kavre

*The date for pre-pitching will be announced later

 

For any information contact us:

bic@ku.edu.np

or

Visit us: Block-08, Room-501

School of Engineering
Kathmandu University
Dhulikhel, Kavre 

20th Convocation Press Release (2nd Phase)

isms | 12 December, 2014 13:16

KU-Oration Held

isms | 10 December, 2014 09:28

December 5, 2014

Kathmandu University (KU) felicitated two distinguished personalities at KU premises, Dhulikhel on Friday, December 5.

Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha, Vice Chancellor at KU and Prof. Bhola Thapa, Registrar at KU honored Prof. Saraswati Prasad Rimal and Mr. John Aiden Warlow with KU Oration 2014, the first award of KU to honor notable scholars, academicians and experts for their remarkable contributions to the academic sector.

Prof Rimal started his professional career from Tri-Chandra College. He obtained M. Sc. in Botany from Patna University under Colombo Plan in 1956. At the age of 42, he joined Tribhuwan University (TU) and became professor after 12 years. He also served as the Dean of the Institute of Science and Technology of TU for three years from 1982.

Prof. Rimal was one of the key contributors to initiate M.Sc. program in Botany at TU. Similarly, he served as a member of Colombo Plan Selection Committee. As the Dean, he provided permission to run Kathmandu Valley Campus and later became the board member of the management committee of the Campus. He has served KU in various capacities, as a member of KU Senate, member of the Academic Council, member of the KU Examination Board and also as the Dean of School of Science.

Mr. Warlow, who was serving as a Headmaster in UK, set up a model school under KU. He served for over five years as the Principal of KU Preparatory School, now Kathmandu University High School. Later, he set up Department of Fine Arts at KU. His vision for the department has led it to be one of the finest departments at KU. He has also been working to better Early Childhood Literacy in Nepal. He has assisted in uplifting primary education, mostly in public schools, by conducting researches and providing trainings to primary level teachers.

 

 

Speaking at the Oration, Mr. Warlow shared how surprised, yet appreciative he was for being honored with such a prestigious award. Sharing his memories at the University, he expressed his intimate love for KU. “The reason that I enjoy being here so much is both because of the outstanding students, who are a joy to teach, and the trust that has been placed in me by the University authorities,” he said. Adding further, he said, “As part of my effort to improve the quality of government education, I would like my research to center on the weakest part of government schools, especially the Pre-schools, which are the most under-researched sectors”.

Addressing the program, Vice Chancellor at KU, Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha congratulated the recipients and stated that he was fortunate to celebrate the presence of such personalities. “The presence of these remarkable scholars vibrates and motivates us,” he said. Recalling their contributions, he said that the University valued good small things and changing small lives with quality education. “In order to maintain quality at KU, we will never compromise on competitiveness,” he said, adding that the University is ready to carry any amount of load and liability in order to provide the best and quality education.

 

 

The Oration was attended by distinguished guests including the founder VC, Suresh Raj Sharma, Senators, Board of Trustees, Deans, Principals and academicians among others. The University will award KU-Oration annually.

The Kathmandu University-Lecture Series KULS XXXII

isms | 09 December, 2014 09:13

Dr. Neopane received Young Scientist Award from NAST

isms | 08 December, 2014 00:38

Dr. Neopane received Young Scientist Award from NAST

Dr. Hari Prasad Neopane, Associate Professor  & Head and Department of Mechanical Engineering received young scientist award from Rt. Hon. Prime Minister of Nepal, Mr. Sushil Koirala, on 6 December 2014 for his contribution in the study of the effect of sediment erosion in hydropower turbines, and optimization techniques for minimization of the effect of sediment erosion in Nepalese hydropower turbines. This award is conferred by Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) annually up to five young scientists of the country below forty years of age, as recognition of their endeavor and dedication in their field of expertise.

 Some Glimpses of the program

   

 

 

Mr. Anup KC Presented a Paper in AFORE 2014

isms | 08 December, 2014 00:33

Mr. Anup KC, Lecturer at Department of Mechanical Engineering, present a paper in 4th Asia-Pacific Forum on Renewable Energy (AFORE2014)

Mr. Anup KC, Lecturer at department of mechanical engineering and activity leader at TTL, presented a paper in 4th Asia-Pacific Forum on Renewable Energy (AFORE2014), held in Yeosu, South Korea from 17-20 November, 2014. The title of the paper is “Establishment of turbine test rigs at turbine Testing Lab (TTL) for capacity and competence development to uplift the micro hydro status of Nepal” and a full paper regarding the same was also submitted in the conference. Dr. Hari Prasad Neopanea, Mr. Sailesh Chitrakara, and Prof. Bhola Thapa are also additional authors of  this paper.

The oral presentation highlighted the current status of Micro hydropower (MH) in Nepal and the role of TTL so far in contributing to the development of micro hydro power sector. The presentation was based on the current project of AEPC undertaken by the Lab regarding the establishment of rig to test and standardize the micro hydro turbines, Pleton, Cross-flow and Francis type, up to 100 kW, its role in uplifting the MH sector of Nepal and flourishing TTL as a pioneer water power lab and centre of excellence for the same. The presentation was received with great interest by many audiences as it discussed the challenges in design and fabrication of Francis Hydro-turbine in Nepalese hydropower market.

The paper covers the micro-hydropower status in Nepal and its contribution in electrifying rural Nepal and the effort of TTL to develop itself as a hub of designing/testing of micro hydro turbines and standardizing them to uplift the overall status of micro hydropower in Nepal. Moreover, the competence developed by TTL, in designing and fabricating of Francis Hydro Turbine and the challenges faced are also presented in detail.

Vacancy Announcement for Teaching Assistant for Laboratory Classes

isms | 07 December, 2014 10:39

Vacancy Announcement for Teaching Assistant for Laboratory Classes

Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (DESE) under the School of Science, Kathmandu University is seeking a candidate in the position of Teaching Assistant for Laboratory Clasesses. The incumbent will be stationed in the Pollution Laboratory of DESE and work under the direct Supervision of Head of the Department (HoD) of DESE and Program Co-ordinator of Environmental Engineering Field of Study.

 

Key Roles and Responsibilities

 


  1. The incumbent will work in the Pollution Laboratory situated in Block-6 of Dhulikhel campus.  The candidate is also expected to work in the Full Scale Constructed Wetland facility of the Dhulikhel campus, Premises where Lysimeter and other pilot scale facilities are located.  Frequent travel to the sampling sites, treatment plants, other analytical laboratories in Dhulikhel and out-of Dhulikhel is expected.
  2. The incumbent will prepare chemicals, sampling bottles, reagents and other essential items to run the experiments and analysis of the environmental quality parameters.
  3. The incumbent will receive instructions from the Faculty and Supervisors, conduct the laboratory sessions for the students and help students to run the experiments.
  4. The incumbent will help students undertaking project or thesis to design the reactors or other laboratory scale operating units, collect parts or other items from the market or workshops, assemble the parts and operate the facilities.
  5. The incumbent will collect samples and analyze various  parameters  as instructed by the PC EE or HOD DESE.
  6. The incumbent will estimate the quantities of the chemicals, reagents or items essential in the analytical laboratory or the experimental facilities.
  7. The incumbent will communicate with the Administrator or Finance office in purchasing the chemicals, equipments such as pumps, incubators and samplers.
  8. The incumbent will contact the supplier, receive the quotations and gets approval from the PC EE or HOD DESE in forwarding them to the concerned authorities.
  9. The incumbent will ensure the smooth functioning of the facilities such as constructed wetland the lysimeter.  He / She will identify the issues, concerns and operational problems of these facilities and report to the concerned Supervisors.
Required qualifications and Competencies

The candidate is expected to have at least Four Years Bachelor Degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Science or any other technical field (Liberal arts, Management or non-science degrees are considered as  Non-technical degrees). Prior Experience in any analytical laboratory is mandatory. Candidates without any prior experience but with a Master's Degree in relevant field will also be equally considered.   All interested candidates are requested to submit the completely filled in application form, copy of citizenship certificate or passport, the updated CV and copies of educational certificates and testimonials of work experience in hard copy by 14th December, 2014  to the following address:

Terms of Reference for the Teching Assistant(TA) for Laboratory Classes [Click Here]

 

 

Program Co-ordinator
Environmental Engineering Field of Study

Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (DESE)
School of Science, Kathmadnu University

Dhulikhel, Kavre

Admissions Open for Masters Program

isms | 07 December, 2014 08:07

Delegates of Norwegian Embassy Visit KU

isms | 05 December, 2014 04:42

Delegates of Norwegian Embassy Visit KU

The University hosted 28 delegates from Royal Norwegian Embassy including the Norwegian Ambassador H.E. Mr. Kjell Tormod Pettersen on 3 December 2014 in a 3-hour morning program, addressing collaboration history between Norway and KU-Nepal.

The program started with a welcome note and program overview by Dr. Hari Prasad Neopane, Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He also discussed the long-term collaboration between KU and NORAD including the establishment of Turbine Testing Lab at KU. This presentation was followed by a series of other presentations from various Departments and Schools of KU, which focused on the good relationship that exists between Norway and KU at different sectors.

 

 

Mr. Brijesh Adhikary, Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering shed lights on the Masters and PhD level programs conducted in collaboration between KU and Norwegian Universities in terms of faculty and student exchange schemes. Likewise, Prof. Dr. Roshan Man Bajracharya of School of Science, KU, spoke about Aquatic Ecology Center, which is focusing on improving academic activities through research and scientific networking. Dr. Bal Chandra Luitel highlighted the collaborative programs being carried out in School of Education. This was followed by the presentation of Dr. Rajendra Koju, Associate Dean, School of Medical Sciences. The presentation series ended with discussion by Mr. Tore Skeie, a representative of Himal Partner, who emphasized the cooperation through Norwegian Civil Society.

 

 

The presentation session was followed by a discussion session, where issues related to institutional role in community development and national cooperation were raised. The program was acknowledged by the Norwegian Ambassador, giving a positive remark of how the ongoing relationship between the two countries should continue. The presentation and discussion program concluded with a thought by Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, blending the past and present activities and reflecting the two-decade collaboration between KU and Norway and reflecting on possible ways to move forward. A photo session held outside the library block was followed by visits to labs and offices of the University including Inge Johansen Engineering Block, High Voltage Lab, TTL, AEC and the International Hostel. 

 

 

 

Vacancy for position of Receptionist

isms | 04 December, 2014 15:06

Kathmandu University

Vacancy Announcement

Kathmandu University (KU) is an autonomous, not-for-profit institution dedicated to maintain high standards of academic excellence.

KU invites application from dynamic and qualified candidates who are willing to take up challenges, for the following positions on contract basis:

POSITION: Receptionist

Type: Contract (Non-Permanent and Non Transferable)

Job Responsibilities:

The person shall be responsible for:

  •          answer telephone, screen and direct calls 
  •          receive and relay messages
  •          provide proper information to callers
  •          greet persons entering to the lobby
  •          direct persons to correct destination
  •          deal with queries from the public and students
  •          monitor visitor access and maintain security awareness
  •          provide general administrative and clerical support
  •          schedule appointments
  •          maintain appointment diary either manually & electronically
  •          control inventory relevant to reception area
  •          tidy and maintain the reception are
  •          Arrange hospitality service to the visitors
  •          Provide fact sheets, KU Insiders and related information and documents to selected visitors

Job Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university ( area of preference: office management, communications, public relations or related field)
  • Ability to use computer programs (word, excel, database) and typing in English and Nepali
  • Good command in English and Nepali ( both Written and spoken)
  • Experience in secretarial functions
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good personality and ability to handle multiple tasks.

Preference will be given to those having secretarial course.

Salary range: Rs. 18,000 to Rs.25, 000 (Negotiable)

Interested applicants in the above mentioned positions are requested to send their Curriculum Vitae, 1 passport size photograph along with attested testimonials and copy of citizenship to the following address by December 9, 2014.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for recruitment process.

For more details, please contact:

Registrar

Kathmandu University Dhulikhel, Kavre.
GPO: 6250, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel no: (011) 661399,
www.ku.edu.np

EnPe - KU Group Participated in the EnPe Conference at Dar-es-Salaam

isms | 03 December, 2014 01:52

EnPe - KU Group Participated in the EnPe Conference at Dar-es-Salaam

 

The Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development within the fields of Energy and Petroleum (EnPe), which has supported various Master’s programmes at Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, and Department of Mechanical Engineering, organized conference at Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, during 26-28 November 2014. The main purpose of the conference was to share experiences from previous and ongoing EnPe projects. The conference also highlighted the guidelines and applications process for EnPe phase two.

Mr. Brijesh Adhikary, Associate Professor & EnPe-MEEPE coordinator and Dr. Hari Prasad Neopane, Associate Professor & EnPe-MPPOES coordinator from Kathmandu University presented their experiences, challenges and lessons learn from their projects. They also suggested some valuable feedbacks on improving the quality of such programme for future implementation. Former EnPe students, Mr. Nagendra Prasad Chaudhary and Ms. Supriya Koirala also presented their motivation and future plans of executing their knowledge in the related fields.

The participation and discussion in this conference will help to prepare strong forthcoming application and effectively run the collaborative programmes at KU in the days to come.

 

 

  

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