Published Date: 2023-12-29, Friday




Bridging Academia, Industry, and Government to build a better nation together.


Nepal is currently dealing with economic challenges, resulting in a reduction in employment opportunities and a declining overall quality of life. The industrial sector, a crucial component of the economy, is facing difficulties primarily due to inadequate government support and limited investments. Consequently, this economic downturn has initiated a "brain drain", wherein students are opting to pursue higher education abroad, seeking better prospects. Addressing these interconnected challenges requires a concerted effort from various stakeholders, including the government, educational institutions, industries, and the broader community. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, the Academia-Industry Meet aims to provide a platform for representatives from the education sector, industry, and government to convene and engage in meaningful discussions.


The Academia-Industry Meet aims to bring key personnel from every sector to address critical issues in the Nepali Education and Economic sector, promote collaboration, and pave the way forward to better future days. The discussion will result in collaborative solutions between academia, industry, and Policymakers.

  1. Identify solutions for current challenges
  2. Promote Research – Industry Integration
  3. Partnership for Industrial development
  4. Forging the policy pathway together

The speakers of Academia-Industry Meet 2023 are:

     1. Prof Dr. Achyut Prasad Wagle

         Registrar, Kathmandu University

         Theme: “The Crucial Role of Academia in driving industrial and economic development”

     2. Mr. Surendra Pandey

         Former Minister of Finance

         Theme: "Positioning Education as a potential business for Nepal’s economic advancement"

     3. Dr. Baikuntha Aryal

         Chief Secretary

         Office of prime minister and council of ministers, Government of Nepal

         Theme: "Channeling Nepal’s Industrial and Educational potential through visionary policies and inclusive development strategies"

4. Hon Mr. Barsha Man Pun

    Former Minister of Energy and Finance

    Theme: "Confronting the challenges of youth retention and cultivating opportunities in Nepal"

5. Hon Minister Mr. Ramesh Rijal

    Minister of Industry, commerce and supplies

    Theme: "Government’s unyielding commitment and strategic priorities for industrial development."

6. Mr Chandra Prasad Dhakal

    President, FNCCI Nepal

    Theme: "Conquering challenges and embracing opportunities in industrial development"

7. Dr. Baburam Bhattarai

    Former Prime Minister of Nepal and Economist

    Theme: "Guiding the industrial revolution toward a sustainable and prosperous future"

Venue: CV Raman Auditorium

Kathmandu University

Date: 29 December, 2023

Time: 9:00 am – 12:40 Pm


Dr. Ram Lama


Academia Industry Cooperation, KU

Contact: + 977 9801012815

Category: Events
Last Updated Date: 2023-12-18,Monday
Published By: Kathmandu University