Kathmandu University Directorate of Research, Development and Consultancy

Currently Funded Project

School of science

  • AEC 2017: FOCOS: The fate of organic carbon in small mountain rivers in Nepal: Implications for soil erosion and climate change
    • Investigators

      Joyanto Routh (PI; Associate Professor, Linköping University; 35% time) is a biogeochemist. He leads projects in paleolimnology, carbon cycling, riverine flux, and climate change issues. Routh will lead field activities and geochemical investigations, and coordinate the research efforts.
      Subodh Sharma (co-PI; Professor, Kathmandu University; 25% time) is a hydrobiologist with keen interests in water quality, biodiversity, environmental assessment and climate change issues. He will lead field expeditions in Nepal and on-site measurements.
      Åsa Danielsson (Associate Professor, Linköping University; 10% time) specializes in statistical analyses of complex datasets with focus on hydrological systems and geochemistry. She has been involved in investigations in the Baltic Sea, riverine discharge and elemental/nutrient cycles.
      Nikolai Pedentchouk (Lecturer, University of East Anglia, UK; 15% time) is an isotope and organic geochemist. He will integrate the 14C data in DOC-POC fractions with other lithological and geochemical data.
      Henrik Kylin (Professor, Linköping University; 10% time) is an environmental chemist with much experience of working in developing countries. He has worked extensively at the cross-roads between chemistry and environmental issues, and human health.
      Marten Dario, Participating Researcher from Linköping University.
      Arun Gyawali, Participating Researcher from Tribhuvan University.

    • Collaborating Partners

      Kathmandu University
      Tribhuvan University
      Linköping University

    • Funding Agency

      Swedish Research Foundation

    • Outputs

      Scientific output: Various endeavors launched through systematic monitoring and laboratory analyses will ensure generation of novel and high-resolution spatial and temporal data on weathering and OC fluxes. Data assessment will facilitate prediction of ecological consequences and impacts, and tracing perceived changes in the catchments and adjacent regions. The data will be presented through GIS maps, and the results generated submitted to the NOAA and USGS portals for wider accessibility. Moreover, we will present our results at international meetings (EGU, AGU, GSA) and publish in international high impact peer-reviewed journals.
      Collaboration and capacity enhancement: The project involves detailed planning and implementation of various challenging aims. Involving multiple dedicated partners as proposed in this project broadens the expertise, and helps in directing our strengths in order to mobilize, build, and further integrate our capabilities. The researchers will jointly undertake specific responsibilities, and most importantly, the strategic collaboration and liaison between the partners will drive knowledge exchange through workshops, and exchange of students and researchers.

      Sustainable development and poverty reduction: Water and food security are vital for sustainable growth and poverty reduction. Huge investments are made worldwide to provide long-term security for clean water supply, storage, hydroelectric generation, and reducing flooding impacts. In particular, loss of topsoil degrades land use for generations, but also accelerates CO2 release. Hence, proper development of water infrastructure can be an asset for growth and poverty reduction, and at the same time, play a vital role in climate adaptation and mitigation. Our target study sites in Nepal are located in regions affected by growing competition for water resources because of the development of new hydroelectric plants, climate variability, and increasing urban and agricultural demands. In this context, the Resource Center in Rupandehi will provide critical information on water and land management issues in riparian zones, erosion, climate resilience. These activities will be coordinated by the local partners. In addition help/advice will be sought from various national and regional experts too. Finally, the data generated will be shared with development agencies and policy makers to ensure that adequate measures could be undertaken to promote economic development and well-being of the local communities.

    • Budget

      Swedish Krona 5,194,281/- (1 SEK = 0.11 USD)

      578,414.87 US$

    • Direct/Indirect Benefits

      10% Overhead on every expenses

      Durable equipment purchase

      1 PhD support

      2 Master support

    • Remarks

      Start Date: Feb 2017
      End Date: Jan 2020

  • AEC and DESE: Capacity Building in Sustainability and Environmental Management (CAPSEM)
    • Investigators

      Subodh Sharma, Dr. nat. techn.
      Bibhuti Ranjan Jha, Ph.D.

    • Collaborating Partners

      Partners
      “Program partners”
      P1: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway (NTNU)
      P2: Delft Technical University, Netherlands (TU Delft)
      P3: Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST) at the University of Lisbon, Portugal

      “Partner HEIs”
      Region 11
      P4: Makerere University, Uganda (MU)
      P5: Makerere University Business School, Uganda (MUBS)
      P6: Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda (MUST)
      Region 6
      P7: Tribhuvan University, Nepal (TU)
      P8: Kathmandu University, Nepal (KU)
      P9: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India (IITB)
      P10: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India (TISS)

    • Funding Agency

      European Union Erasmus+

    • Outputs

      WP4 ‘Development’: Curriculum development (M10-30, 21 months, 420 days)

    • Budget

      EUR: 19529 to KU (out of a TOTAL project costs EUR 440445.50)
      includes Staff Costs, Travel Costs, Costs of stay, equipment costs only to the partners in Africa,
      20% overhead shall be deducted from Staff Costs
      Type: a Consultancy typed project

      CAPSEM Budget Description

      Staff categories (as defined by EU):
      Category 1 (Managers) (including legislators, senior officials and managers) carry out top managerial activities related to the administration and coordination of project activities
      Category 2 (Researchers, teachers, trainers) (RTT) typically carry out academic activities related to curriculum/training program development, development and adaptation of teaching/training materials, preparation and teaching of courses or trainings.
      Category 3 (Technical staff) (including technicians and associate professionals) carry out technical tasks such as bookkeeping, accountancy and translation activities.
      Category 4 (Administrative staff) (including office and customer service clerks) carry out administrative tasks such as secretarial duties
      Staff costs
      As lead, P3 has 10 category 1 days for overseeing curriculum development and testing. In this WP, staff costs shift mainly to program partners (4-10), as they apply the knowledge built in WP2-3 to the development of curriculum at their individual universities. Category 2 days are distributed as follows: 21 days each for P1 and 2 (one day per WP month) for assistance in curriculum development at program HEIs, 31.5 days for P3, as lead, amounting to roughly 1.5 days per WP month, and 105 days to each P4-10 (roughly 5 days per WP month) for curriculum development.
      Travel costs & costs of stay
      WP4 travel is associated with student and staff exchanges between P4-10. The current budget outlines 5-day travel for 2 staff and 2 students between regions 6 and 11, where each partner sends staff and students once, and hosts staff and students once.

    • Direct/Indirect Benefits

      The CAPSEM Project will contribute to achieving global frameworks for sustainable development, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the UNFCCC Climate Agreement, and help to combat climate change and global poverty from a transregional perspective. Viable solutions for such global problems will only be created through multi-actor collaborative partnerships and increased educational capacity and sustainability knowledge around the globe - main aims of CAPSEM.

      PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:
      1) To expand sustainability and environmental management capacity at HEIs in Uganda, India and Nepal, in order to build knowledge and practical experience for sustainable poverty reduction, development and innovation
      2) To respond to recognized national and local neeeds, and assist partner HEIs in the development of curriculum and training materials that a) turn students into a new responsible workforce for sustainable growth, b) engage and train local industry partners on improved sustainability methods and practices, and c) strengthen the relationships between HEIs, in both program and partner countries, and the wider social and economic environment.

      Primary objectives will be achieved through the following SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:
      - To assist partner HEIs in the development of sustainability and environmental management curricula that meets local, regional and international needs, such as in the sectors of agriculture, energy and infrastructure
      - To build the capacity of professors and faculty at partner HEIs to be transferred to both students and to local industry partners
      - To develop new environmental management and sustainabilty curricula that provides students with the knowledge necessary to become a responsible and informed future workforce
      - To develop and host industry training seminars that provide companies with practical methods for improved sustainability, and that bridge the gap between academia and the industrial sector
      - To facilitate cooperation between program countries (Norway, the Netherlands and
      Portugal) and partner countries (India, Nepal and Uganda), and between the partner country regions of Asia and Africa.
      - To develop innovative teaching strategies and presentation of materials with the help of ICT and interactive courses and communication tools between project partners.

      Partner HEIs in Uganda, India and Nepal will be directly involved in all WPs. In WP1, through representation on the AB and participation in consortium meetings. WP2 will take stock of existing EM and sustainability material at all 7 partner HEIs. A gap analysis between project methods and existing capacity will also be undertaken to identify priority areas for capacity and course development at each partner HEI. This analysis will require the participation of HEI staff, along with input from the industrial and social communities surrounding them. CB video presentations will be given across all 4 levels at each partner HEI for interested faculty in WP3. In WP4, partner HEIs will receive input from EU partners, but will ultimately direct the course development at their home HEI. Based on the capacity built in WPs 2-4, partner HEIs will develop industry training seminars for local partners in WP5. TU Delft will lead WP6 with collaboration from partner HEIs. Although the program HEIs lead each WP, the iterative nature of project development and building of locally relevant capacity requires constant involvement of each partner.
      (2766/3000)

    • Remarks

      Estimated Start: 15/10/2016
      Estimated End: 30/09/2019

      Lead Organization: NTNU Norway

      1.1 – Organize and hold Project Kick-off Meeting (M3, Dec 2016)
      1.2 – Project Midterm Meeting (M18, March 2018)
      1.3 – Final Project Meeting (M33, June 2019)
      1.4 – Project accounting and administration (M1-36)

  • AEC: 2017 Jan-Feb: Assessment of Water Availability and Water Use in Post-earthquake Context (MELAMA)
    • Investigators

      Subodh Sharma, Team Leader
      Bal Chandra Luitel, Social Expert
      Prakash Poudel, Social Researcher
      Dikshya Dahal, Technical Researcher
      Niroj Sapkota, Environmental Expert

    • Collaborating Partners

      HELVETAS Nepal

    • Funding Agency

      HELVETAS-Nepal

    • Outputs

      a. Organize a preparatory meeting with HELVETAS Nepal team; prepare an outline of methodology and checklist, assessment schedule and necessary questionnaires concerning the assessment.
      b. Provide leadership/guidance to the assessment team and assign specific tasks to other assessment team members
      c. Provide normal research facilities at the university for this assessment.
      d. Study necessary literatures and documents including BEWAGAH reports, WUMPs, etc. and gather relevant data/information.
      e. Interaction with experts/focal persons in HELVETAS Nepal team in Kathmandu and in the field and its partners
      f. Conduct field visits to different VDCs in the Melamchi area and conduct interviews, meetings, interactions, discussions with CBOs, local communities and drinking water/irrigation users groups and other relevant actors in the process of collecting data/information
      g. Make physical observation and discharge measurement in few randomly selected water sources
      h. Interaction with the relevant district line agencies, D/VWASHCC, VDC/MN, central/district level project implementation units and other government officials
      i. Organize a debriefing meeting with HELVETAS Nepal team after completion of field work
      j. Submit a draft report with its major finding and recommendations to HELVETAS Nepal within one week of the completion of the fieldwork.
      k. Finalize the structured report prepared by the team on the basis of briefing report.

    • Budget

      NPR: 375100/-

    • Direct/Indirect Benefits

      Employment Opportunity to Researchers

    • Remarks

      project Period: The agreement will become effective after signing on it by both the parties and will remain valid till the end of third week of February 2017 or unless it is modified as per the above article no. 5.

  • AEC: An Assessment of Habitat, Diversity and Threats of Ichthyofauna in Babai River of Bardia National Park (BNP)
    • Investigators

      Prof. Dr. Subodh Sharma
      Mr. Nawaraj Chapagain

    • Collaborating Partners

      NTNC

    • Funding Agency

      BNP, Govt of Nepal

    • Outputs

      Fish species diversity and abundance in Babai River understood
      Fish habitat and aquatic functionality known
      Possible threat to aquatic ecosystem including ichthyofauna in Babai River understood
      Possible impact of developmental activities (eg. Bheri Babai diversion) assessed and recommendations made for better conservation outcome
      Baseline information of Babai river collected

    • Budget

      NPR 100,000/-

    • Direct/Indirect Benefits

      Involvement of PhD scholar and their capacity building.
      Fellowship to MSc level students for thesis writing.
      Collaboration with NTNC further strengthened.

    • Remarks

      Objectives:

      Assessment of aquatic biodiversity (Ichthyofauna), including species abundance and distribution
      Habitat assessment, communities or species of the fish fauna with respect to their ecological significance
      Impact associated with development activities across the river identified
      Threats of other animals to aquatic fauna (Otter, Tortoise, Crocodile) across Babai River

  • AEC: Longitudinal observation study on effectiveness of existing household and community level water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions on health vulnerability to climate in Jiri, Nepal
    • Investigators

      Prof. Dr. Subodh Sharma (PI)
      Dr. Dhiraj Giri (Statistician)
      Dr. Timothy O'Brien (Statistician)
      Dr. GP Bhandari (Epidemiologist)
      Manish Baidya (PC)
      Moti Paudel (RAsso-D)
      Prateek Karmacharya (RAsso-D)
      Rachhya Kayastha (RAsso-D)

    • Collaborating Partners

      WHO-Nepal
      Ministry of Urban Development
      Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation

    • Funding Agency

      DFID through WHO

    • Outputs

      The output of this study will provide evidence based information on the extent of adaptation in response to climatic variability and change among households and the community through resilient WASH interventions. Furthermore, it will generate evidence on change of bacteriological water quality of both improved water supply and unprotected sources. Evidence on household water usage and behavioural practice will be generated. Some specific outcomes are:
      • Water sources map along with its functionality & if improved or not.
      • Need Vs Supply of drinking water as per different season (Quantitative).
      • WASH practice of HH as per seasonal variability (Quantitative & Qualitative).
      • Seasonal diarrhoeal morbidity (Quantitative by both primary & secondary source).
      • Evidence on WASH practice and morbidity (Quantitative & Qualitative).
      • Evidence on meteorological parameters & WASH practice (Quantitative).
      • Evidence on meteorological parameters & diarrhoeal morbidity (Quantitative)
      • Triangulated interpretation of weather pattern influencing WASH practice with ultimate effect on health (Quantitative & Qualitative).
      • Range of factors associate for effectiveness of household and community level WASH interventions in reducing health vulnerability to climate.

    • Budget

      TOTAL: NPR 21,279,876.00 (Twenty-One Million Two Hundred Seventy-Nine Thousand Eight Hundred Seventy-Six Only)
      Institutional Overhead (10% of total budget): NPR 1910650
      Ethical Approval processing Costs (Actual Costs): NPR 383726

    • Direct/Indirect Benefits

      Overall participating households will be benefitted by conscious of drinking water quality that the households are consuming in various seasons. The end result of study will allow households to be generous about appropriate community and household based need for adapting climate resilient WASH behaviour to minimize health risk. The study will not only provide benefit the participating community and households but also to the larger community so as to identify and adapt climate resilient household and community based WASH practices.

    • Remarks

      Administered and Submitted by:
      Aquatic Ecology Centre, School of Science
      Kathmandu University
      Dhulikhel, GPO Box: 6250 Kathmandu, Nepal

      In continuation to the Output 4.1 (See detailed Proposal, available on request at RDC)

  • AEC: Sustainable natural resource management for climate change adaptation in the Himalayan region: A collaborative project among Norway, Nepal, Pakistan and Bhutan
    • Investigators

      Prof. R.M. Bajracharya; Prof. Subodh Sharma; Prof. B.K. Sitaula

    • Collaborating Partners

      University of Life Sciences, Norway; Institute of Forestry, TU; Karakoram International University, Pakistan; Royal University of Bhutan (College of Natural Resources)

    • Funding Agency

      NORAD

    • Outputs

      6 PhD degree; 3 Post-doctoral research; 12 small research grants; several MSc. Student research works

    • Budget

      NOK 11,452,424 of which NOK 2,674,108 goes to KU (~equiv. NRs. 40,111,620)

    • Direct/Indirect Benefits

      KU overhead = NOK 171108 (Rs. 2,566,620); PhD fellowships, research expenses, laboratory equipment and supplies (~NOK 50,000 = Rs. 750,000); training of technical/admin. staff

    • Remarks

      25 Conference papers; 20 refereed journal articles

  • AEC: SUSTAINABLE, JUST AND PRODUCTIVE WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT IN WESTERN NEPAL UNDER CURRENT AND FUTURE CONDITIONS
    • Investigators

      Subodh Sharma
      R.D.Tachamo Shah
      Aruna Kuikel

      Project Team

      • International Water Management Institute (IWMI)-Lead
      • Marc Juland, Duke University
      • Prof. Subodh Sharma, Kathmandu University
      • Dipak Giwali, National Water Conservation Foundation (NWCF)
      • South Asia Institute of Advance Studies (SIAS)
      • Panos South Asia
      • Department of Irrigation (DoI)
      • Department of Soil Conservation and Watershed Management (DSCWM)
      • Groundwater Resources Development Board (GRDB)
      • Nepal Engineering College (NEC)
      • Tribhuwan University (TU)-To be confirmed
      • Investment Board, Nepal (IBN)-To be confirmed
      • Water and Energy Secretariat (WECS)-To be confirmed

    • Collaborating Partners

      IWMI-Nepal

    • Funding Agency

      USAID

    • Outputs

      5.2 Work Package 2 – Environmental flow assessment and tool development
      In order to preserve aquatic biodiversity and existing natural ecosystem services, flow releases must be an integral part of reservoir and dam design and operations. Environmental services need to be included and quantified (and when possible, monetized) at the planning stages rather than when these dams have already been constructed, if efficient outcomes are to be realized.

      This work Package will incorporate ecosystem services (including community cultural and religious benefits - normally ignored, disaggregated by social groups, e.g. gender, ethnicity, caste, etc) provided by rivers - into the environmental flow (EF) assessment process. It will develop concepts and pilot tools for quantification of environmental thresholds for both surface and groundwater. It will be carried out at the scale of the entire Nepal, with in-depth study in western Nepal. The work package will explore the opportunity to put guiding principles and policies for environmental water allocations into place as a precautionary measure – prior to major water resources developments in the Country. It will analyze what needs to be done in terms of the institutional and policy context in an effort to integrate EF into water management policies. It will develop national capacity in EF so that scientists, policy makers, hydropower and irrigation developers and other key organizations are more cognizant of the importance of ecosystem services and also knowledgeable about how to enhance sustainable river basin management.

      IWMI in partnership with WWF-India also conducted a comprehensive e-flows assessment in the Ganges in India (Sapkota et al., 2013). A similar comprehensive EF assessment through a multidisciplinary, multi-stakeholder approach will be conducted also in Nepal. Rivers will be classified according to typology and linked to indicator species, livelihood/cultural requirements and a monitoring plan.

      IWMI has developed hydrology-based EF calculators for the entire Globe, Ganges Basin, and Sri Lanka (Smakhtin et al., 2008). These tools vary in detail, data requirements, stakeholder involvement and delivery (on DVD or on line). A similar concept will be applied and specifically targeted for Nepal. Under the proposed project, the functionality of the calculator will be extended to include ecological, biodiversity, social/cultural and religious components.


      Outputs:

      • Inventory of livelihood, cultural/religious benefits from the river to the basin inhabitants disaggregated by gender, ethnicity, class, caste and religion
      • A desktop tool to calculate EF in Nepal and illustration of its application in west Nepal which will include relationships between water flows and river typologies, indicator species and assemblages, and cultural and livelihood metrics.

      • Application of biotic index tool to assess the ecological status of rivers, and
      Incorporation into the e-flow calculator

      • Pilot methodology for setting the environmental limits of groundwater development
      • Recommendations for explicit consideration and inclusion of livelihoods’, cultural/religious needs into water allocation planning as well as the conservation of the natural ecology of the river
      • Recommendations for i) incorporation of environmental water allocations into national water resources planning ; ii) institutional setup for implementation of these allocations
      • Enhanced awareness and capacity in environmental water management in Nepal and support among key stakeholders to implement project recommendations
      • EF modules developed together with Nepal partners and introduced in University curricula
      • Research publications that will further develop the science of environmental water allocations

    • Budget

      no rate month total
      Research Assistant 1 250 24 6000
      MSc Research Fellowship 1 400 6 2400
      PhD or Post Doc (fellowships) 1 700 36 25200
      Fooding/lodging expenses (Per diam) 1400
      Grand Total 35000

    • Direct/Indirect Benefits

      Outputs:
      • Web-based database collating all relevant spatial and temporal data on freshwater ecosystems in west Nepal, including both natural characteristics and artificial structures and practices. To avoid duplication existing datasets will not be replicated but the database will contain metadata on relevant government and third party datasets.
      • Distributed time series data on past as well as projected future climate and flows
      • Distributed sub-basin wise data on water availability, use and future projections
      • Political economy analysis at the basin level that incorporate networks analysis and captures key stakeholders’ perceptions on water resources development, their access to resources (e.g. decision-making structure and processes as well as financial source), and how these (re)shape their strategies and the existing power relationships
      • Comprehensive assessment of water governance decision-making structure and processes (including water-related development master plans, power trade agreements, and environmental impact assessments) across scales taking into account Nepal’s water governance systems and transboundary considerations in India.
      • Comprehensive policy review and institutional analysis across scales (from mapping government policies and key stakeholders at national/sub-national level to understanding local institutional arrangements) focusing on the intersection of land-water-energy-environment, and incorporating gender issues.
      • Comprehensive assessment of project-based procedures including project development agreements, power purchase agreements, individual power producers, project-based resettlement action plan
      • A set of policy recommendations that identify major gaps in current policy and institutional set up as well as potential ways forward to address these gaps

    • Remarks

      na

  • DESE : Capacity building for minimizing human induced impacts on water resources in Nepal and Bhutan (CAB-APPEAR)
    • Investigators

      Dr. Chhatra Mani SHARMA, PI (KU)
      Research Associates from KU- 2 (names as per the Contract Agreement)
      Project Coordinator from RUB, Bhutan - Dr. Kattel
      Task Leader from RUB- 2
      Coordinator from BOKU- Dr. Melcher

    • Collaborating Partners

      University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), VIenna, Austria
      Royal University of Bhutan (RUB), College of Natural Resources (CNR), Lobesa, Bhutan

    • Funding Agency

      Austrian Development Cooperation, Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education & Research for Development (APPEAR)

    • Outputs

      PI retains the rights NOT to submit the Proposal.

      Major output- Full Proposal for funding at the end of the project.

    • Budget

      Euro 14973.00

    • Direct/Indirect Benefits

      NA

    • Remarks

      This funding is Preparatory Funding for Full Proposal writing.

  • DESE: Agricultural calender shift due to climatic conditions in three ecological regions of Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal
    • Investigators

      Bed Mani Dahal, Rabindra Kayastha, Nani Raut, Ahuti Shrestha, Chhatra Mani Sharma, Smriti Gurung

    • Collaborating Partners

      NA

    • Funding Agency

      NAST / ADB

    • Outputs

      Agricultural calender trend in climate change scenario assessed

    • Budget

      us$12905

    • Direct/Indirect Benefits

      Student project work reports (Thesis), journal paper, academic exercise

    • Remarks

      Planned for publication as research article

  • DESE: River Ecological Study: assessing the climate change and building the base for adaptation
    • Investigators

      Dr. Bibhuti Ranjan Jha (PI)
      Dr. Smriti Gurung (Co.PI)

    • Collaborating Partners

      none

    • Funding Agency

      ADB/NAST

    • Outputs

      Database for fish assemblage in key tributaries of the river Tamor (glacial fed) and river Kamala (spring-fed)
      Seasonal movement and spawning characteristics of the key species
      Database of macroinvertebrates
      Physcico-chemical parameters of water over four different seasons
      Habitat assessment in all four seasons

    • Budget

      US$13863

    • Direct/Indirect Benefits

      na

    • Remarks

      na

  • DESE/HiCCDRC: Capacity Building through Training Workshop on Himalayan Glaciology and Glacio-hydrological Modeling
    • Investigators

      Dr. RIjan Bhakta Kayastha

    • Collaborating Partners

      Karakorum International University, Pakistan
      Sherubste College, Royal Univesity of Bhutan
      Kabul University, Afghanistan
      HNB Garhwal Univ, India

    • Funding Agency

      ICIMOD

    • Outputs

      Training Workshop in/for all partner Institutions

    • Budget

      US$ 10,000/-

    • Direct/Indirect Benefits

      About 60 participants to be trained

    • Remarks

      Project Period: November 2015-November 2016

  • DoBT: Screening of thermo-stable bacterial alpha-amylases for liquefaction of chlorella vulgaris biomas
    • Investigators

      Mr. Parash Mani Timilsina

    • Collaborating Partners

      NA

    • Funding Agency

      International science for Foundation (IFS) and cofounded by Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

    • Outputs

      1. Well-equipped Bioprocess laboratory
      2. PHD degree
      3. At least two publication in peer review international journal
      4. Process optimization for bioethanol production , enzyme production and Process optimization

    • Budget

      11000USD

    • Direct/Indirect Benefits

      Direct benefits:
      Well-equipped laboratory
      One PhD degree

      Indirect Benefits
      Strengthening of Biotechnology program in KU

    • Remarks

      NA

  • DoNS: Fabrication of efficient and low cost perovskite based solar cells for solar energy harvesting
    • Investigators

      Dr. Bhim Kafle
      Prof. Dr. Deepak Subedi
      Prof. Dr. Rameshwar Adhikari

    • Collaborating Partners

      Nepal Polymer Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal

    • Funding Agency

      TWAS

    • Outputs

      Efficient solar cell fabrication is expected by adopting novel material perovskite

    • Budget

      US$ 34,537.00

    • Direct/Indirect Benefits

      Technological enhancement of institute and country
      Capacity building of Nepalese students

    • Remarks

      na

  • DoP: Detection & study of the adulteration in herbal medication, and Computer classes for children of low income family (NRF-KOREA)
    • Investigators

      Prof. Dr. Haeng Soon Park

    • Collaborating Partners

      na

    • Funding Agency

      National Research Foundation of Korea

    • Outputs

    • Budget

      NPR 4,59,700/- (5000,000 Korean Won)

    • Direct/Indirect Benefits

    • Remarks

      Duration :12 Dec 2016 to Aprl 11, 2017

  • DoP:Assessment of NTFPs in and around area of Langtang National Park.
    • Investigators

      Rajendra Gyawali
      Tirtha Maiya Shrestha
      Bharat Babu Shrestha
      RA and students

    • Collaborating Partners

      NA

    • Funding Agency

      WWWF Nepal

    • Outputs

      The research team is expected to furnish a comprehensive and analytical baseline report on quality of few medicinal plants of buffer zone and around the Rasuwa district of LNP and their feasibility to cultivate in private lands

    • Budget

      Nrs. 806250

    • Direct/Indirect Benefits

      Directly to Community / Indirectly to National Economy

    • Remarks

      NA