Kathmandu University News

Urgent Notice

isms | 10 February, 2016 04:29

Core Facility Opening Ceremony Held

editorial | 09 February, 2016 12:30

KOICA-APP program, a collaborative research program between KU and Seoul National University (SNU), organized a KS B&W core facility opening ceremony on 3 February 2106 at KU main campus, Dhulikhel. In the ceremony Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha, Vice Chancellor, Kathmandu University, highlighted the significance of the program.

The program began with the welcome speech by Prof. Dr. Mohan Bikram  Gewali and  Prof. Byung Gee Kim. The project principal investigator presented the progress report of the project.

The program was concluded with the closing remarks by Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, Registrar, Kathmandu University.

The academic partnership program aims to industrialize the natural resources of Nepal.




Admission Open to BSc Computer Science

editorial | 07 February, 2016 18:29


Training Call Announcement: Sustainability Analysis of Bioenergy Systems

isms | 03 February, 2016 11:25

This is a course as a part of disciplinary development, within the Building Stronger Universities (BSU) II program between Kathmandu University (KU) and Danish Universities that seeks to strengthen the capacity in the field of sustainability. This training program is fully sponsored as a part of disciplinary development under BSU II at KU funded by Danida Fellowship Center (DFC), DANIDA, Denmark. The training course on Sustainability Analysis of Bioenergy Systems will be for 5 days commencing from 13th March to 17th March 2016 from 9 AM to 5 PM at Dhulikhel and Kathmandu.

The course will provide understanding of the complex interactions between a number of environmental and technological parameters related to biomass provision and energy conversion, including understanding of biogas technology for optimizing plant efficiency and sustainability. You will gain tools for understanding and conducting sustainability analyses, through hands-on examples of positive and negative bioenergy cases. The course description along with resource person can be downloaded from the link course description.

Course Trainers: Alastair James Ward, Uffe Jørgensen, and Torsten Rødel Berg, Aarhus University ,  Bim Prasad Shrestha from Kathmandu University, Nepal

Total Number of Participants: 20

Minimum applicant qualification requirements

  • Should hold a minimum bachelor degree in engineering or science + one year of experience in a research or profession that requires sustainability analysis
  • Current master or PhD student
  • Lecturer, assistant professor, research assistant, research associate or research fellows at school of science or engineering
  • Should be currently engaged in research works.
  • Good working knowledge of written and spoken English

Women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please don’t forget to bring your laptop for excel data works.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter mentioning a statement of commitment, to successfully complete the course, their current research and relevance along with C.V and above mentioned requirements to the following address only through email or postal applications before 5 PM, 22nd February 2016.

Thank you for considering this opportunity and we look forward to hearing from you.

For information and application;

Building Stronger Universities (BSUII) at KU

School of Engineering

Kathmandu University

Dhulikhel, Kavre

P.O. Box: 2650, Kathmandu, Nepal

Tel: 977-011-663736, 977-9751065511, 977-011-663188

Email: bsuiiku@gmail.com



Mr. Shakya and Mr. Shrestha Attend DL4D Workshop

editorial | 02 February, 2016 23:00


Admission open for MS by Research in Applied Physics - 2016

isms | 29 January, 2016 15:49


School of Science

Announces Admission open for

MS by Research in Applied Physics


Eligibility:  Students who have completed 4 years undergraduate program in Physical Chemistry, Physics and other relevant fields with minimum 60.0% in aggregate or 2.5 CGPA are eligible to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be informed for interview.

Deserving applicants shall receive scholarships available through the TWAS for their       registration, tuition fee and stipend.

Special thesis topics to receive research funding support include:

·         Fabrication and Characterization of Perovskite based solar cells

·         Synthesis of titanium oxide thin films and their characterization for solar cell applications


Interested candidates are encouraged to submit Graduate Application Forms* before 4th February 2016 along with application fee of Rs. 1250 (non-refundable) § to:

Office of the School of Science (Block-06)

 Kathmandu University

Dhulikhel-7, Kavre

E-mail:  kusos_dean@ku.edu.np

Tel.: 011-661399 Ext. 2232


*Application forms are available at the School of Science Administration Office, Block-06

§Fees to be paid at the Nepal Investment Bank Counter at the KU campus, Dhulikhel

UGC Chairman and University VCs Visit KU

editorial | 26 January, 2016 20:41

A brief interaction session was organized in KU Main Campus on 25 January 2016 on the occasion of the visit of Vice Chancellors (VC) of different universities of Nepal. The visit was coordinated by University Grants Commission (UGC) Nepal.

Prof. Dr. Parasar Prasad Koirala, UGC Chair, and his team accompanied the VCs of Purvanchal University, Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal Sanskrit University, Lumbini Bauddha University, Mid-Western University and Far-Western University, among others.

Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha, VC, KU, welcomed the dignitaries and expressed KU's willingness to collaborate with all the universities in matters of addressing common academic problems.

Prof. Dr. Koirala stressed the need of organizing similar meetings in other universities in order to create a platform of interaction for exploring new avenues of collaboration.

KU Deans, Associate Deans and Heads and Coordinators of different departments and programs participated in the interaction. 

Dr. Gajendra Sharma Gets a Paper Published

editorial | 25 January, 2016 14:49

Dr. Gajendra Sharma, Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, got a
​research ​
paper published. The paper is entitled
Digital Technology Actualizing Dialogue of International Relations in New Form.

The detail of the paper is as follows:
"Digital Technology Actualizing Dialogue of International Relations in New Form." 2015 IEEE International Conference on
Green Computing and Internet of Things (ICGCIoT), pp. 844-848, October 8-10, 2015, Greater Noida, Delhi, India.  
The paper is available at:


Quotation Notice for Computer supply

isms | 25 January, 2016 11:27

KU Faculties in ICDRET 2016

isms | 21 January, 2016 18:48

Prof. Dr. Ramesh Kumar Maskey, Associate Dean, School of Engineering, Mr. Brijesh Adhikary, Associate Professor, Mr. Shailendra Kumar Jha, Assistant Professor, and Mr. Rojesh Dahal, Graduate student at the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering (DoEEE), attended the 4th International Conference on the Developments in Renewable Energy Technology, ICDRET 2016,  during 7-9 January 2016, in UIU, Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Publications from Dept. of Natural Sciences, Mathematics

isms | 19 January, 2016 21:50

Parameshwari Kattel, Jeevan Kafle (Ph. D. Students) and Prof. Dr. Bhadra Man Tuladhar, Professor of Mathematics, recently published research articles entitled “Simulating glacial lake outburst floods with a two-phase mass flow model’ and “Landslide-generated tsunami and particle transport in mountain lakes and reservoirs” in Annals of Glaciology, an international peer-reviewed journal. 


The other authors of the papers are Mr. Khim B. Khattri, Mr. Puskar R. Pokhrel, and Dr.   Shiva P. Pudasaini.


The scientific papers can be accessed from following links 

  1. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/igsoc/agl/pre-prints/content-ings_agl_71a039;jsessionid=lk2g0o65eitm.alice

  2. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/igsoc/agl/pre-prints/content-ings_agl_71a034;jsessionid=lk2g0o65eitm.alice

Training Opportunities in India - 2016

isms | 14 January, 2016 14:21

The University invites applications for some training opportunities in India. Interested non-teaching staffs who meet the eligibility criteria can apply with testimonials (SLC to Last Degree), English proficiency certificate and other related documents to Human Resource and General Services Section (HRGS). Please see   THIS DOCUMENT  for detailed information on the training programs.

Those who want to apply for the programs are requested to submit the application 2 and half months before the date of start of the program.




For details contact:

Human Resource and General Service Section (HRGS)

Kathmandu University


isms | 11 January, 2016 10:58

Our Ref. no. 01/2016                                                                                                                                         Date: 10/1/2016


All the Principal Investigators or Co- Principal Investigator or Project Coordinators are hereby sincerely reminded to issue new Employment Contract (refer www.ku.edu.np/research see Template 14) to their Project Staff and also obtain a one for self from their Employer with rates as directed in the GUIDELINES Remuneration Scheme (refer www.ku.edu.np/research Policy 1.6 Table 1, go to bottom page).

In the meantime also be informed to claim all kinds of incentives for the latter half of the month of December 2015 at the soonest possible based on earlier LOC (Letter of Contract). Copy of Attendance sheet based on electronic Sign-in and Sign-out is available with the Manger- RDC for your reference, based on which PIs are required to send a Memo for Payment mentioning the amount to be paid clearly stating the details of Bank Account maintained at the Nepal Investment Bank Limited in KU Extension Branch of Banepa.

The Employment Contract to be issued to the Project Staff shall not exceed a total period of One Year (you may indicate conditional possibility of extension). RDC Ref no. of each Project Staff can be obtained from the Directorate of RDC. Any of the Project Staff failing to produce electronic Sing-in and Sign- out shall be deprived of payment effective from the month of January 2016. Attendance record along with Memo for payment of the Salary and other Incentives must be submitted no later than 25th day of the Month Salary/incentives claim is made for.

For any assistance, please do not hesitate to visit Directorate of Research, Development and Consultancy during Office Hours.

Signed by the Director

Date: 10/1/2016

Place: Dhulikhel

A Colloquium on Particle Physics

isms | 10 January, 2016 15:35

A colloquium on “Voyage to the heart of matter & why Nepal should get on board” was organized at the CV Raman Auditorium of Kathmandu University on January 7, 2016. The speakers in the program were Dr. Kate Shaw from International Center for Theoretical Physics  (ICTP), Italy and Dr. Suyog Shrestha, & Dr. Joerg Stelzer from  European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), Switzerland.  The program was conducted from 11:00-12:00 and attended by faculty, staffs and students of School of Science and Engineering. Prof. Bhadraman Tuladhar, the founder member of Kathmandu University and Prof. Subodh Sharma, Director, RDC were also present on the occasion.

Before the colloquium, the guests had also visited the Plasma Physics Laboratory at School of Science.

Orientation to Freshers of MSc in Environment and Natural Resources

isms | 01 January, 2016 10:30

Students who have applied for admission in M.Sc. ENR to the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering are informed to attend Orientation Session as per the details that follows;

Date: 3 Jan 2016

Time: 11 am

Venue: Room No. 206 in Block 06, School of Science 

Subodh Sharma, Dr.
Professor and Head of the Department
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering
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