Bindu Shrestha

Associate Professor,
Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering
Honors and Awards
Other Position

Current Status: Associate Professsor, Architecture Program, Civil Department, Kathmandu University.

1. Vice Principal/Associate Professor, Cosmos College of Management and Technology, Pokhara University, Nepal, 2021-2023. 

2. Vice Principal, Kathmandu Engineering College, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 2009-2011. 

3. Associate Professor, Kathmandu Engineering College, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 2011-2016.

3. Head of Department, Kathmandu Engineering College, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 2004-2005 and2008-2009. 

4. Lecturer, Kathmandu Engineering College, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 2001-2004.

5. Visiting Faculty in different colleges, ACME Engineering, IOE, and Padma Kanya College (2011-2016).

Professional Involvement

1. Free-lance Architect, 2001-2005. 

2. Board of Director, Joint -Secretary & Event Coordinator, Blue Coffee Company Pvt. Ltd. Art, Architecture & Environment, Sanepa, Lalitpur (2012-2016).

3. Team Leader in different planning projects and advisor in earthquake safety building design sponsored from Germany 2015-2016 on numerous consultancies. 

4. International Profesisonal Experience on Planning Department, City of Cambridge, Boston and City of Harker Heights, Texas, USA, 2018.

5. Visiting Research Fellow at IIT, Delhi (2020), NTNU (2019), MIT (2017-2018), and KEC, Nepal (2010-2015), UNESCO, Nepal (2015). 

Honors and Awards

Ph.D. in Energy efficient households for sustainability from gender perspective: A case of Kathmandu

1. Fulbright Humphrey Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, The United State - 2017-2018.

2. Professional Outstanding Women Nepal Engineer’s Award - 2018.

3. Appreciation Award by Prime Minister for Excellent coordinating design competition on post-earthquake on NEA - 2016.

4. UNESCO Fellowship on Urban Environmental Management, Germany - 2010.

5. ADB Scholarship for M.Sc. Urban Planning, HKU - 2005-2007.

6. Best Teacher Award, Kathmandu Engineering College - 2005.

7. The Best Outstanding Girls Award -Ayeshworya Vidhya Padak (National Award) for Bachelor and Diploma (National Student Award) - 2002 & 1996.

8. Batch Topper Award, Bachelor of Architecture and Diploma in Architecture - 2001


Housing, Planning, Energy, Gender, and Sustainability. 

Other Position


1. International Union of Architects (UIA), International Conference, Panel: Inclusivity, Sustainable Futures-leave no one behind, UIA World Congress 2023 Copenhagen, Denmark.

2. University Grants Commission (UGC) Nepal for Ph.D. grant selection committee, 2022.

3. IOE graduate conference, TU, Nepal, 2021 to till now.

4.  Environment, Development, and Sustainability, Springer, IF: 1.93(2020 to till now).

5. Journal of Building and Environmental Engineering, E-ISSN: 2756-7826 (2021 to till now). 

6. Society of Nepalese Architects - International conference, Kathmandu (2020-2021).


1. Member in Education Commission of International Union of Architects (UIA) 2021-2023 (Country Representative). 

2. Co-chair in Advocacy and policy, Society of Nepalese Architects (SONA) 2021-2022.

3. Treasurer in Nepal Engineers’ Association, 2013-2016.