History of Kathmandu University and Important Milestone

2014-04-05

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As a precursor to the establishment of a University, a team dedicated people first established Kathmandu Valley Campus in 1985 to provide education in Intermediate of Science (ISc). The same team proposed the establishment of Kathmandu University. After thorough discussion on the proposal in the Parliament, Kathmandu University was granted by an Act of Parliament on December 11, 1991.

Important Milestones of Kathmandu University


August 1985
Establishment of Kathmandu University Valley Campus with academic affiliation to Tribhuvan University.
Commencement of Intermediate of Science courses.

November 1991
Kathmandu University chartered by an of Act of Parliament.

December 1991
First Senate meeting presided by the Prime Minister and Chancellor of Kathmandu University, Girija Prasad Koirala.
Appointment of Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma as the Vice Chancellor of the University.

January 1992
Appointment of Dr. Sitaram Adhikary as the Registrar of the University.

July 1992
Kathmandu University School of Science opened in Tangal.
Appointment of Dr. Bhadra Man Tuladhar as the Dean of the School of Science.
Commencement of Kathmandu University's own Intermediate of Science courses.

August 1993
Kathmandu University School of Management opened in New Baneswor.
Appointment of Professor Krishna Swaminathan as the Dean of the Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM).
Commencement of Masters of Business Administration program at Kathmandu University

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March 1994
Academic council of Kathmandu University decided to introduce three-year degree programs for B.A./B.Sc. pass, and four year degree programs for B.A.,B. E.,B. Sc. honours and B.Pharm.

July 1994
Establishment of Kathmandu University School of Engineering at the new University Campus in Dhulikhel.

December 1994
Provisional affiliation granted to the Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, to run MBBS program.

August 1995
Inauguration of the Kathmandu University at Dhulkhel by HRH Crown Prince Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev
Appointment of Professor Bijay K.C. as the Dean of the School of Management.
First Convocation Ceremony of 18 MBA graduates.

November 1995
Appointment of professor B.L. Anantharamu as the Dean of the Kathmandu University School of Engineering.

August 1996
Provisional affiliation granted to the College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur, to run MBBS program.
Provisional affiliation granted to the St. Xaviers College, Kathmandu, to run BSW program.

October 1996
KU obtained associate membership of the Association of Indian Universities.

November 1996
Inauguration of department of Music, Bhaktapur, by His Excellency President of the Federal Republic of Germany Professor Dr. Roman Herzog.

August 1997
Provisional affiliation granted to St. Xavier's College, Kathmandu to run three-year B.Sc.(Environmental Science) program.
Provisional affiliation granted to Kathmandu College of Management, Kathmandu, to run three-year BBA program.

September 1997
Launched graduate programs in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics.

December 1997
Provisional affiliation granted to (a) Nepalgunj Medical College, Nepalgunj, (b) Kathmandu Medical College, Kathmandu and (c) Nepal Medical College,Kathmandu to run MBBS program.

February 1998
Establishment of the Kathmandu University School of Education postgraduate programs in New Baneswor and in-sevice teacher education programs at the University Campus in Dhulikhel.

May 1999
Appointment of :
Dr. Bhadra Man Tuladhar as the Dean of Kathmandu University the School of Engineering.
Dr. Surendra Raj Kafle as the Dean of the Kathmandu University School of Science.
Dr. Narendra Rana as the Dean of the Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences.
Dr. Kedar Nath Shrestha as the Dean of the Kathmandu University School of Education.

August 1999
Provisional affiliation granted to (a) Little Angel's College, Kathmandu, and (b) Nepal College, Kathmandu to run BBA program.
Provisional affiliation granted to National College of Higher Education, Kathmandu, to run B.A. in Development Studies program.

June 2000
Inaugurating of Girls 'Hostel by Rt. Honorable Prime Minister and the Chancellor of Kathmandu University, Sri Girija Prasad Koirala.

September 2000
Kathmandu University Launched graduate programs in Environmental Science and Pharmacy.
Commencement of MBBS program under the Kathmandu University  School of Medical Sciences.

September 2001
Commencement of the Graduate Programs in Information Technology, Communication Engineering and Mechanical Engineering under the Kathmandu University School of Engineering.

May 2002
Appointment of Dr. Pushpa Raj Adhakary as the Dean of the Kathmandu University School of Sciences and Director of Student's Affairs.

July 2002
Appointment of Dr. Bhadra Man Tuladhar as the Dean of the Kathmandu University School of Arts, Controller of Examinations and Director of Planning and Development.
Appointment of Prof. Dinesh Prasad Chapagain as the Dean of the Kathmandu University School of Engineering.

September 2002
Commencement of the four-year course on Buddhist Studies under the Kathmandu University School of Arts.

August 2003
Launched B.Tech. in Biotechnology course under the Kathmandu University School of Science.
Launched Diploma in Fine Arts under the Kathmandu University  School of Arts.

January 2004
Launched MA in Human and Natural Resources Studies under the Kathmandu University  School of Arts.

August 2004
Launched Bachelor of Fine Arts under the Kathmandu University School of Arts.
Launched ME in Electrical Power Engineering Program with the collaboration of NTNU Trondheim, Norway and financed by NORAD.

March 2004
Launched postgraduate program at Bangalore, Mangalore and Manipal, India in Psychiatry and Pathology in collaboration with MEMG, India;

August 2005
Started four year bachelor course in Environmental Engineering;
Granted affiliation to Scheer Memorial Hospital College of Nursing to run BSc., Nursing;

September 2005
Launched four-year Bachelor program in Human biology;

February 2006
Started Four year Bachelor program in Media Studies; Granted affiliation to Kathmandu Medical College to run BSc Nursing program;

February 2006
Launched MEd program in Mathematics;

August 2006
Started one year Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Education and Sustainable Development in association with Norwegian University of Life Sciences and Oslo University College, Norway;

February 2007
Launched MEd program in Kathmandu University School of Education;

February 2007
Launched MD Internal Medicine at MCOMS, COMS; MS Obstetrics and Gynecology at COMS, Bharatpur and NGMC, Nepalgunj; General Medicine at NGMC, Nepalgunj;

February 2007
Launched Master in Management in collaboration with South Asian Institute of Management;

February 2007
Granted affiliation to Nobel Medical College, Biratnagar to run MBBS Program;

March 2007
Appointment of Dr. Bhadra Man Tuladhar as the Registrar of the Kathmandu University;

April 2007
Started two-year MEd program in Environment Education and Sustainable Development in collaboration with University of Oslo and Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway;

May 2007
Establishment of Confucius Institute at KU with collaboration Hebei University of Economics & Business;

August 2007
Launched four-year Bachelor of Engineering program in Geomatics Engineering in collaboration with LMTC; Granted affiliation to Kantipur Dental College to run four year BDS program;

February 2008
Launched Postgraduate Diploma in Security Management; Organized Third South Asian University Youth Festival in Dhulikhel; 32 universities participated;

September 2008
Launched MPhil in Management;

August 2009
Launched four-year Bachelor of Engineering program in Civil Engineering with in specialization in Hydro Power. Launched four-year Bachelor Science in Applied Physics;

February 2010
Launched four-year Bachelor of Physiotherapy(BPT); at School of Medical Sciences, Dhulikhel. Magister Cherugae(Mch) and Doctorate Medicine(DM) in collaboration with College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur;

August 2010: Launched four-year Bachelor of Business Administration at School of Management, Balkumari. MS by Research in Biotechnology;

February 2011: Launched Master of Landscape Management and Heritage Studies; Master in Planning and Operation of Energy System in collaboration with NTNU, Norway; MPhil by Research in Mathematics Education; Bachelor in Nursing Sciences(BNs).

November 2012: Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma resigned from the post of Vice Chancellor