Kathmandu University Directorate of Research, Development and Consultancy

Currently Funded Project

School of education

  • SoEd: Building Integrity through KUSOED Integrity Alliance (BITA)
    • Investigators

      Tika Ram Pokhrel

    • Collaborating Partners

      Integrity Action

    • Funding Agency

      Integrity Action
      1st Floor , 364 City Road
      London EC 1V 2 PY
      UK

    • Outputs

      Integrity Assessment Checklist: A survey form in the form of check list will be developed with a view to find the status of Integrity at KUSOED. A team of researchers will review different tools including the ICAI tool. Based on the chosen tool KUSOED Integrity Alliance will be trained to monitor services at KUSOED.

      • Training on Academic Integrity: KUSOED Integrity Alliance will be organizing an academic writing workshop and training, one in a semester. This training will be helpful in developing academic integrity as well as quality of assignments and papers.

      • Integrity Talk: KUSOED Integrity Alliance will continue its talk series. An invited speaker will deliver a talk on a selected issue of integrity. An average of two sessions per month will provide 20 talk sessions in a year.

      • Monitoring Construction Project: KUSOED Integrity Alliance will monitor construction projects in Sindhupalchowk. A project will be assigned in the course of ‘Integrity for Leaders and Managers’. A group of 3-5 students will be visiting construction sites for 2-3 days and prepare a report. The group of students will visit the construction site 3 times within six months for the monitoring and evaluation purpose. The training to the selected group of students will be provided by the Integrity Action as planned to be in September 2016.

      • One Day Integrity Teacher: Members of Integrity Alliance will volunteer in developing integrity in a school. This will be done in 30 schools including some of the schools of Sindhupalchowk district. A 2-day workshop with volunteers will be organized with a view to prepare materials and integrity approach in schools. This will be helpful in developing enrichment material (such as training manual, different activities: games, stories, documentary, etc).

      • Monitoring Construction Work at KUSOED: A group of students including members of KUSOED Integrity Alliance will be selected to monitor the construction process of KUSOED building. They will be trained by Integrity Action in September and regularly monitor the Integrity of KUSOED construction and other process.

      • Conference Travel support for Mr Tika Ram Pokhrel – Keynote speaker for China Conference.

    • Budget

      USD 9,563/-

    • Direct/Indirect Benefits

      pls see 'outputs'

    • Remarks

      Description Amount and currency Due disbursement date
      First instalment – including Conference Travel support for Mr Tika Ram Pokhrel USD 4,946.50 31 August 2016
      Second instalment USD 4,616.50 28 February 2017


      Project Period: 1 Sept 2016 through 31 July 2017

  • SoEd: Connecting Classrooms Programme At Kathmandu University School of Education In Collaboration with the British Council
    • Investigators

      Dr. Laxman Gnawali and all faculty of KUSOED

    • Collaborating Partners

      Tribhuvan University (TU) and Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA)

    • Funding Agency

      NORAD

    • Outputs

      3 PhD graduates, 15 M Ed graduates, several teachers from Kathmandu and Butwal trained, Media Labs, transforming convention programme to online/distance

    • Budget

      NOK 5456360

    • Direct/Indirect Benefits

      Monetary saving, strengthened relation with the international mission, marketing of KUSOED’s improved, academic programmes, capacity enhanced of faculty,

    • Remarks

      ………………papers and reports…………………………………

  • SoEd: Early Grader Mathematics Assessment (EGMA)
    • Investigators

      Dr. Bal Chandra Luitel
      Binod Prasad Pant

    • Collaborating Partners

      na

    • Funding Agency

      World Education Nepal

    • Outputs

      na

    • Budget

      Total Budget: NPR 3,748,440

      Overhead: NPR 624,740

    • Direct/Indirect Benefits

      na

    • Remarks

      Project Duration:
      June 15-Oct 14, 2016

  • SoEd: Enhancing Access and Quality of Teacher Training/Professional Development of Teachers Using ICTsand Distance Delivery Modes
    • Investigators

      Dr. Bal Chandra Luitel

    • Collaborating Partners

      Tribuvan University (Main partner),
      Oslo University
      Akershus University, College of Applied Sciences (HiOA)

    • Funding Agency

      Norwegian Programme for Capacity Building in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED)

    • Outputs

      To strengthen capacity of higher education institutions in Low and Middle Income countries (LMIC) to educate more and better qualified candidates, and to increase quality and quantity of research conducted by the countries' own researchers'.

    • Budget

      4445208 NOK *15
      = NRS 66678120

    • Direct/Indirect Benefits

      Competence building of staff through Master and PhD fellowships, Small scale infrastructure strengthening like Media lab in school of Education and other partner school.

    • Remarks

      Action Research Papers will be published.

  • SOEd: Exam Reform Project (ERP): Development of Test Items For Examinations
    • Investigators

      Dr. Laxman Gnawali, Coordinator (PI)
      Dr. Bal Chandra Luitel, Member
      Dr. Jai Raj Awasthi, Member
      Mr. Ganga Ram Gautam, Member
      Dr. Tej Bahadur Shrestha, Member

    • Collaborating Partners

      NILE, UK

    • Funding Agency

      GBP 25830/-
      To be paid in rupees which amounts to NRS: 41,618,50/-
      (This is only KUSOED’s Share and does not include NILE’s Share)

    • Outputs

      Inception report; Review of Grade 10 English Curriculum, textbooks and test items; Item-Writing and Item Analysis Workshops; Pilot Test administration; Training documents / materials –Test materials: test booklets, keys and CDs; Reading, listening, speaking and writing manuals; Final Report

    • Budget

      GBP 25,830/- calculated to NRS: 41,618,50/-

    • Direct/Indirect Benefits

      Overhead, enhancement of faculty capacity, collaboration with the Ministry of Education system in the SLC exam reform, partnership with international organizations

    • Remarks

      NA

  • SoEd: Innovations in teaching and learning through contextualized approaches to increase the quality, relevance and sustainability of Education in Nepal (NORHED-II)
    • Investigators

      Dr. Bal Chandra Luitel

    • Collaborating Partners

      Tribhuvan University as Main Partner
      Norwegian University of Life Sciences

    • Funding Agency

      Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORHED)

    • Outputs

      Capacity to conduct rigorous action research in schools is enhanced.
      Action research is implemented in schools to build capacity and foster linkages between schools and universities, leading to increased collaboration and linkages between theory and praxis.
      Strategies for participatory monitoring and evaluation of action research are developed and implemented.
      Increased relevance of research concerning innovative pedagogical methods, sustainable development, social transformation in education,
      Teachers participating in the project at the basic education level have enhanced capacity to apply participatory and action research strategies to improve teaching and learning in their classroom.
      More and better qualified graduates.

    • Budget

      NRs. 640,732,03/- Total Budget for all partners

    • Direct/Indirect Benefits

    • Remarks

      na

  • SoEd: International Conference on Transformative Education and Sustainable Development (TERSD 2016)
    • Investigators

      Dr. Bal Chandra Luitel

    • Collaborating Partners

      Visit the link:

      http://ter2016.kusoed.edu.np/

    • Funding Agency

      Visit the above link

    • Outputs

      Visit the above link

    • Budget

      NPR 227,7600/
      An overhead of 20% contributed to KU

    • Direct/Indirect Benefits

      na

    • Remarks

      Event: 21-23 Oct 2016

      Project Duration: April 2015 till Dec 2016

  • SoEd: Locating Public Finance Dynamics in Education in Nepal
    • Investigators

      Mahesh Nath Parajuli

    • Collaborating Partners

      Martin Chautari, Lead Agency
      Kathmandu University, School of Education
      Aarhus University, Denmark

    • Funding Agency

      Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark (managed by Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC)

    • Outputs

      Specifically there will be four PhD dissertations, a number of journal articles, three edited volumes, and four policy briefs. There will also be participation and presentation in a number of national and international conferences, seminars, etc.

    • Budget

      1,141,964 Danish Kroner (DKK)

    • Direct/Indirect Benefits

      - Projection of KU in national/international knowledge community as a competent and viable academic and research institute.
      - The research and academic activities carried out through the project will greatly contribute to knowledge building in thematic areas as well as in research process
      - The project will greatly contribute to policy process
      - There will also be capacity enhancement of KU faculties through involvement in the project process.

    • Remarks

      Proposal included