Message from the Vice-Chancellor as Patron
Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa,
Vice-Chancellor, Kathmandu University
I am aware of the fact the University family and all stakeholders have genuine expectations from my leadership in the VC for the quality education and institutional development. This is both a pleasant challenge and an exciting opportunity for me. I am prepared to make optimum effort to meet expectations.
We shall work together in the spirit of a great family, and in pursuance of the Mission, Vision and Initiatives of the University. We shall continue to rise from the foundation laid by our predecessors and take our dear institution to greater heights in the national and international spheres.
I invite constructive and timely inputs from the University family, well-wishers, friends, collaborators and government bodies.
I will treasure the trust bestowed on me by the Offices of the Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor, Trustees, Founder, Colleagues, students and communities.
My heartfelt thanks for your best wishes.
Message from the Registrar as Chairperson
Professor Subodh Sharma, Dr.nat. techn.
Chairman of IRDP/NTIC
It is my firm belief, experience and message to you all that the mission of Kathmandu University ‘quality education for leadership’ can only be achieved through research development and innovation. Research must be the nucleus of this mission which will add value to our teaching. A leading university is where faculty members do not only teach from text books but from their life time research experiences. To carry out effective research programs and projects, proper infrastructure is necessary. I believe under the umbrella of Integrated Rural Development Project (IRDP), the Nepal Technology Innovation Centre (NTIC) building in Dhulikhel Campus premises is going to offer ‘state of the art’ facilities in near future. This centre will contribute to the mobility of knowledge and dissemination from campus to the community.
Government of Nepal has been very supportive as an implementing agency. I extend highest appreciation to the Government of Republic of Korea in continuously extending support to Nepal through building of Kathmandu University in the areas of Agriculture and Rural Development, Renewable Energy, and Health Related Livelihood Sectors. Office bearers and staff both at KOICA headquarter and KOICA Nepal office, PMC in Korea such as STEPI and JBNU deserve special appreciation for the preparation of Master plan and pilot project administration and grant management.
Kathmandu University is fully committed to complete the project on time and utilization of the facilities at NTIC as per the master plan that has been agreed and endorsed by both the Governments.
Message from PI of IRDP/ Member Secretary of NTIC
Message from NTIC Chief
Dr. Biraj Man Karmacharya, Associate Professor
Chief, Nepal Technology Innovation Center
As professionals, we should be bothered not with the magnitude of the challenges we face but rather with the ignorance of the opportunities we have.
The past few decades in Nepal have seen major leaps in the field of education and research. However, one major missing link has been the linkages between academia, researchers, industries, policy-makers, communities and other stakeholders. The Nepal Technology Innovation Center aims to be a one-stop platform that brings together people from different backgrounds and sectors to foster research and innovation for an integrated rural development of Nepal. We will also facilitate the incubation and then scaling up of the innovations and discoveries that emerge out of this center.
The future of our society lies in our hands. It is critical for us to think differently and explore ways to help unleash the potential of all. The traditional approaches to educational and research pursuits need to be revisited and opened up so that universities can permeate every nook and crannies of the society.
We thank KOICA, Kathmandu University family, and all our well-wishers for helping us lay the foundation of this outstanding endeavor; and we call upon everyone to come onboard in this journey where knowledge meets application; education meets enlightenment; innovation meets implementation, and technology meets transformation.
Let us create a model of success that will be looked upon by all as a site of pilgrimage for development enthusiasts.