Kathmandu University News

Announcement for Workshop Participation

editorial | 30 November, 2015 14:01

Humanities and Management Unit, School of Engineering, is organizing a workshop on "Getting Published in International Peer-reviewed Journals" on 3 December 2015 at Mini Auditorium Hall.

Interested faculties and students are requested to contact Mr. Khagendra Acharya (khagendra@ku.edu.np; 9851212290).

Resource Person: Professor Orla Muldoon, University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland

Targeted participants: Faculties, PhD students and research students

Number: 20

Time: 1:00-3:00 pm

Participants are required to bring laptop.

Mr. Ghimire Presented Papers

isms | 30 November, 2015 13:10

Mr. Subash Ghimire, Assistant Professor and Co-ordinator of Geomatics Engineering Program, presented following two papers in an International Workshop on 'Role of Land Professionals and SDI in Disaster Risk Reduction: In the context of Post 2015 Earthquake' organized by International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) and Nepalese Institute of Chartered Surveyors (NICS) at Kathmandu during 25-27 November 2015.


  •  Land Valuation and Management Issues in Nepal. The authors are Mr. Subash Ghimire, Dr. Arbind Tuladhar and Dr. Sagar Raj Sharma. This is a peer reviewed paper.



  •  Geomatics Engineering Program Responds Recent Earthquake in Nepal. The authors are Mr. Subash Ghimire and Mr.Janak Parajuli


Research Grant for MSc Environment and Natural Resources students

isms | 29 November, 2015 21:31

M.Sc. Environment and Natural Resource students studying at the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering are informed to apply for a Research Grant of Rs. 50,000/- (fifty thousand rupees only) in the field of Ecosystem Services/Natural Resource Management, Pollution and its Management, and Vulnerability Assessment and Disaster Preparedness.
The Grants shall be awarded to any two candidates based on Proposal, Presentation and the number of students applying. This Grant is provided by the Government of Nepal Department of Environment, based on the decision made on 25 November 2015 and with reference to their letter (dated 27 November 2015) addressed to the Head of the Department.

Interested students are required to submit complete proposal along with their names and addresses to the undersigned  latest by 13 December 2015.

Aviyanta 2015 and Fourth TTL Anniversary Issue, DoME

editorial | 28 November, 2015 09:10

Department of Mechanical Engineering (DoME), Kathmandu University, in association with Association of Mechanical Engineering Students (AMES) organized a project exhibition program Aviyantaa'15 on 26 November 2015 in Block 8, School of Engineering.

The event marked the release of second issue of Aviyantaa, the yearbook of the Department and also the fourth Anniversary of Turbine Testing Lab (TTL). In the event, the second issue of Aviyantaa'15 was released jointly by Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, Dean, School of Engineering and Registrar, KU, and Dr. Petter Stoa, Vice President of SINTEF Energy, Norway & Steering Committee member of RenewableNepal. 

Likewise, the  fourth Anniversary issue of Turbine Testing Lab was released by Prof. Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug and Mr. Bård Aslak Brandåstrø from Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU) Norway, and  Mr. Fredrik Warring from Research Council of Norway.

Full Text Here

MOU Signed between H-Plant Pvt. Ltd and School of Science

isms | 25 November, 2015 14:16

The School of Science (SOS), KU and H-Plant Pvt. Ltd, Lalitpur, Kathmandu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

The MoU was signed by Prof. Dr. Mohan Bikram Gewali, Dean School of Science, and Mr. Roh Kyung-hoo, Chief Representative, H-Plant Pvt. Ltd on 25 November 2015.



Prof. Dr. Janardan Lamichhane, Dr. Bishnu Prasad Pandey , Su Hyung Yi, value chain expert, H-plant and Mr. Saroj Nepal, Herbal R&D officer from H-plant, were present on this occasion.

The main objective of the Understanding is to foster Research and Development (R&D) for industrialization of plant resources.

First and Second Fee Installment Notice for Undergraduate Level (Re-scheduled)

isms | 25 November, 2015 11:36

Admission open for M.Sc. Environment and Natural Resources (re-announced)

isms | 24 November, 2015 15:34


School of Science

Department of Environmental Science and Engineering

Announces Admission open for

M.Sc. Environment and Natural Resources


Eligibility: The general requirement for entry into the MSc ENR programme is 50% marks or CGPA of more than 2.0 with a 4-year undergraduate science degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Forestry and allied subject areas. For candidates with 3-year Bachelor degree, one semester of “Bridge Course” is required to be taken with the regular intake of B.Sc. Environmental Science (3rd and 4th year courses). There is also a possibility to take one elective 3-credit course on Human Values and Personal Transformation as part of MSc program given by highly stem scholar from Bhutan and Nepal and is appreciated by students as transformative experiences to commit and care for better environment.

Deserving applicants shall receive scholarships available through the NORHED SUNREM-Himalaya Project. M.Sc. ENR classes shall begin from 30th Dec 2015. Qualified candidates who have applied earlier are also informed herewith to attend the Orientation to be held from 10.30-12.30 hrs on 30th Nov 2015.

Special thesis topics to receive research funding support include:

  • Sustainable resource management in the changing climate context

  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation with reference to agriculture, water resources and urban environments.

  • MAPs and NTFPs as a means for livelihood security and climate change adaptation.

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


Office of the Head of the Department (Block-06, Rm. 110)
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (DESE)

School of Science, Kathmandu University
Dhulikhel-7, Kavre



Notice for Computer Supply - Nov. 2015

isms | 23 November, 2015 20:53

Mr. Sinha Gets a Paper Published

isms | 23 November, 2015 20:45

Mr. Rakesh Sinha, Lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, got a paper published entitled “Protection of Distribution Systems with Significant Penetration of Distributed Generation” in Power Generation System and Renewable Energy Technologies (PGSRET), 2015, vol., no., pp.1-6, 10-11 June 2015. 

The paper is available at:


Dr. Gyawali Presents a Paper

isms | 23 November, 2015 20:42

Dr. Rajendra Gyawali, Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacy, presented a paper entitled “Integrated approaches towards herbal drug formulation and development in Nepal” in  the Fifth International Conference on the "next generation pharmacist" held on  17 and 18 October 2015 in PESCP, Bangluru, India.

The paper highlighted the prospect of drug discovery from herbal medicines of  Nepal by taking knowledge of long history of herbal drug usage for the clinical management of a variety of diseases in indigenous cultures of Nepal.

Application for admission in M. Tech in Biotechnology Program

isms | 22 November, 2015 14:52

Kathmandu University

School of Science

Department of Biotechnology





Application for admission in

M. Tech in Biotechnology Program

Eligibility: Students who have completed 4 years undergraduate programs in Biotechnology, Agricultural Science, Food Technology, Microbiology, Pharmacy, Biochemistry and Veterinary Science and other relevant degrees with minimum 50.0% in aggregate or 2.0 CGPA are eligible to apply.

Candidates, who already submitted the application in first call, do not require re-submitting the application.

Students, who have completed 3 years undergraduate programs with minimum 60 % in aggregate or 2.5 CGPA, will have to undertake one-year bridge course, in Biotechnology, to be conducted by the Department.

Application forms are available in administration office, School of Science, Dhulikhel, Kavre.

Last date of submission of application is 29th November 2015.

Only short listed candidates will be informed to appear for entrance examination on Monday, 30th November 2015 and interview on Thursday, 3rdDecember 2015.


For further detail contact:
Department of Biotechnology

Kathmandu University
Phone: 011-661399, Ext.:1216

Email: ktika@ku.edu.np

Guest Lecture on Environmental Safeguard and Risk Assessment Tool

isms | 20 November, 2015 14:56

Mr. Mark S. Kunzer, Principal Environment Specialist from Environment and Safeguards Division of Asian Development Bank is delivering a talk on Environmental Safeguards and Risk Assessment Tool from 09:30-11:30 am on 20th Nov 2015 at CV Raman Auditorium Block in Main Hall. All the students and faculty members are informed not to miss this opportunity.

Organized by Department of Environmental Science and Engineering
School of Science

Dr. Gunjan Bisht Thapa presented a paper

isms | 19 November, 2015 12:05

Dr. Gunjan Bisht Thapa, Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, presented a paper entitled “Supercritical Fluid Synthesis, Characterization and Utilization of Magnetic Polymer Nanocomposites” in 14th International Union of Materials Research Societies-International Conference on Advanced Materials (IUMRS-ICAM 2015) held on October 25(Sunday)~29(Thursday), 2015 at the Jeju International Convention Center in Jeju, South Korea.

The IUMRS-ICAM 2015 comprised 38 symposia and 3 workshops. The number of oral presenters was 810, and the number of poster presenters 884 from 41 different countries. The conference was aimed to advance the multidisciplinary nature of materials research internationally and to promote information exchange among national or regional societies with interests in interdisciplinary materials research and coordination among their activities.

In her paper, Dr. Bisht highlighted the use of supercritical carbon dioxide-based chemical synthesis of magnetic polymer nanocomposites and its beneficial application in biomedicine.

Application open for the INTACT - Erasmus Mundus Mobility Program

isms | 17 November, 2015 19:16

Application open for the INTACT – Erasmus Mundus Mobility Program


The 3rd Cohort Call for Undergraduates, Masters, Doctorates, and Post-Doctorates applicants is now open.

Deadline: Sunday 03rd January 2016.

Please kindly contact Rabindra Bista, PhD, Asst. Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering if you have any queries.

Email : rbista@ku.edu.np

Application open for the MOBILE+ - The Erasmus + Program

isms | 06 November, 2015 15:14

Application open for the MOBILE+ – The Erasmus + Program


The call for student mobility at various levels as well as academic and administrative

staff applicants is now open.

End date: 1-December-2015 (23:59 CET)

Please kindly contact Rabindra Bista, PhD, Asst. Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering if you have any queries.

E-Mail : rbista@ku.edu.np

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