The approximate amount of money
that has been generated for the university's development efforts
till this date is worth Rs. 155 million. Of this sum, Rs.
70 million is for land, Rs. 60 million is for building construction.
The remaining Rs. 25 million is for development of the road,
on landscaping and on purchasing equipment. The additional
amount of money required to complete the entire construction
work, as per the master plan, is Rs. 1.3 billion. This is
equivalent to US $ 25.86 million. Of this the amount Rs. 856.6
million or 67% of the entire cost has to be allocated for
civil construction. The remaining allocations are for procuring
furniture, equipment vehicles and books and journals.
Kathmandu University has been able to attract a pool of committed
and qualified faculty members. Through the help of these faculty
members curricula for various programs have been drafted.
Schools are offering programs at the undergraduate as well
as the post-graduate levels. These programs have elicited
encouraging responses from students and parents. Except for
the School of Management all other schools have already started
operating at the university's premises at Dhulikhel. Four
batches of students have completed their MBA programs from
the School of Management. The first convocation of the university
was held on August 7, 1995 and the convocation address was
given by an eminent management guru Dr. M.B. Atreya of India.
The second convocation was held on December 8, 1996 and the
convocation address was delivered by Professor N. Gyanam,
Vice Chancellor, Pondichhary University and the President
of Association of Indian Universities. The third convocation
was held on November 9, 1997 and the convocation address was
delivered by Professor (Dr.) M. Rammohan Rao, Director, Indian
Institute of Management, Bangalore, India. The fourth convocation
was held in September 17, 1998 was addressed by the prominent
scholar and ex-vice chancellor of Norwegian Institute of Technology,
Norway. For the first time in Nepal, Kathmandu University
convocated a batch of mechanical, electrical, electronics
and computer science and engineering graduates.
In our endeavour to develop Kathmandu University we believe
that these are definitely some encouraging indicators.
Essential practical ingredients for quality education are
good faculty members, good students, good library and a good
environment. Putting together all these elements is indeed
a daunting task and requires substantial financial resources.
Despite the difficulties we intend to do just that. We are
committed to developing an institution of high academic standards
in Nepal together with friends of the university.