Kathford International College of Engineering and Management


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Recognitions and Accreditation

Kathford International College of Engineering and Management (KICEM) is a highly-ranked college dedicated to inspiring teaching, excellent student experience, and strong employability.

Established in 2003 and located at the heart of the city of Kathmandu, Kathford gives students access to outstanding faculty and excellent resources. Kathford is one of only a handful colleges affiliated to Tribhuvan University with diverse programs of Engineering and Management. Kathford is offering Bachelor level Engineering program BE Civil (96 Seats), BE Electronics & Communication (48 Seats), BE Computer (48 Seats)

A home to over 1000 students, Kathford has been producing highly competitive graduates and scholars since inception. Our strong alumni base, who have turned into market leaders, entrepreneurs and scholars, is among the reasons why Kathford is the best place to study Bachelors.

We encourage our students to become the best they can by facilitating them with all kinds of resources and engaging them in numerous events and activities, giving them opportunity to experience true personal and professional growth during their time with us. At Kathford, we offer you more than just a qualification.

Vision and Mission:

Our vision is to become a leading education hub that provides transformative education for our students stimulating their curiosity and enabling them to turn their aspiration into a lasting basis for success, social impact and continuous learning.

For this, we will provide highest quality teaching and engage our students on the inventions of the future. We will reach out and recruit professors who are not only academic experts but also practical wizards so that our students can benefit with maximum learn and practice. We will also support and enable our students to become what they want to become by providing best learning environment and resources.

Our vision is to serve the needs and aspirations of society, in our individual capacities and together as the community of Kathford, inspiring our students to become socially responsible and teaching them to give back to the society.

For this, we will foster a service ethic in our students and instill the sense of social responsibility by engaging our students in different social activities. We will teach the values of professionalism, inclusiveness, integrity, and community service and will also keep them at the heart of everything we do. We will also encourage students who cannot afford the quality education by providing financial aids, so that our community can grow to its full potential.

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Salient features

Kathford International College of Engineering and Management is dedicated towards overall development of the students. We do not only focus our education in classroom learning, but also promote practical knowledge of the courses.

For this we take our students closer to the industry experts so that they can get maximum benefit from the courses. We thrive to provide our students with best career prospect by enabling their knowledge and skills growth. Thus we have developed a combination of services and benefits for our students in the form of “The Kathford Advantage”.

  • Merit based Kathford scholarships
  • Tuition fee waivers for top ranked students
  • Expert professors and faculty members for excellent learning
  • Small classes for more personal attention
  • Internship programs for more practical learning
  • Strong alumni network for better career prospect
  • Strong employer relations for better job opportunities
  • Strong network with industry experts and businesses
  • Career assistance to better job prospects
  • Convenient location in the metropolitan area
  • Excellent students services for better college environment

TRAINING AND WORKSHOP

Kathford International College strives to become one of the best knowledge hubs in Nepal, and to succeed to become one, we do not only provide best education in the designated courses through excellent teaching practices, but also conduct numerous trainings and workshops for students as well as faculty members for outstanding results. These learnings and skill development activities are proven to improve the understanding of core knowledge and professional etiquette among the learners.

Here are the list of technical training provided to the students round the year.

  • Web Technology – HTML, CSS, WordPress, PHP
  • Software Development – Java, DotNet
  • Application Development – Android
  • Computer Networking – CCNA
  • AVR MicroController
  • PCB Fabrication
  • UAV – Drone
  • AutoCAD
  • Structural Analysis Program (SAP)

Here are the list of workshops conducted for the student’s skill development.

  • ‘Creating Your Future’ – Motivational Workshop
  • ‘Workplace Readiness’ – CV Writing and Interview Preparation Workshop
  • Professional Etiquette
  • Academic Writing

Here are the list of trainings and workshops that have been provided to our faculty members for their professional growth. These trainings and workshops have helped us improve our teaching modality and enhanced students’ learning.

  • Training of Trainers (TOT)
  • Research Methodology
  • Data Management and Analysis (SPSS)
  • LaTeX Training
  • Academic Writing

We also encourage our students and faculty members to participate in national and international conferences, events, trainings and workshops for enhanced knowledge and skills, which would benefit the students, faculty members and the college.

We welcome you to our outstanding learning hub where we do not satisfy ourselves with the academic results of our students but by overall development of our students and faculty members through a number of learning activities and by the successful career of our students paved by the excellent knowledge and skills provided by our faculty members.

STUDENT FACILITY

LIBRARY

Library at Kathford is a well managed and fully equipped learning station for students and faculty member. Kathford has two spacious libraries, both of which have tens of thousands of books and learning resources. The libraries provide full sets of course books and reference books along with journals, magazines and newspapers, and facilitate students with hassle-free services. The libraries are well equipped with broadband Internet and wireless connections,so that the students have access to enormous learning resources from all over the world.

CAFETERIA

Kathford has two well facilitated cafeterias for students and faculty members of Kathford College that serve good and hygienic food. The cafeterias are outsourced to external parties where the college makes quality check to ensure that the food are hygienic and the kitchen and dining halls are clean and tidy.

COMPUTER CENTRES

Kathford has 6 computers centres with more than 150 computers that are open for learning, programming, practicing, workshops and competitions. These centres are fully equipped with Internet connectivity and multimedia devices. The college encourages students to use computer centres for e-learning, research and practicing, so that they can gain maximum knowledge and develop their programming and research skills.

KATHFORD-XILINX UNIVERSITY PROGRAM CENTER

Kathford-Xilinx University Program Center in association with Digitronix Nepal has 25 number of VIVADO licenses and some other ISE license, in order to conduct FPGA based Research and Development in Nepal.

ROBOKATH

RoboKath is the Robotics Research and Development student body of Kathford that indulges and engages students into robotics research, design and development. RoboKath was established in 2008 by the Electronics Engineering students of Kathford, and was pioneered by Mr. Sunoj Das Shrestha of 2006-2010 batch.

ACTIVITIES OF ROBOKATH

The students at Kathford are introduced to RoboKath during their first year in RoboKath Orientation Program and are provided with 2 days basic electronics and robotics introduction training in their first semester. Later they are trained on Arduino Microcontroller in a workshop. These are the mandatory orientation activities for first semester students at Kathford. After these sessions, the students are trained to develop a Line Tracking Robot.

RoboKath team follows ‘Spread Your Knowledge’ model and the students train other students in the field of robotics after rigorous research and learning. Normally, the seniors train the juniors with the faculty members in continuous support and facilitation.

TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS

Beside the orientation and initial learning sessions, following training and workshops are conducted around the year by RoboKath in the premises of Kathford International College for perennial development of students in the field of Robotics.

  • Electronic Circuit Design Training
  • Line Tracking Robot Workshop
  • IOT Training
  • Raspberry Pi Training
  • Image Processing
  • Machine Learning Workshop
  • Advanced Robotics Workshop
  • Khudkila Workshop (7 day Android Gaming workshop)
  • A number of Knowledge Sharing Sessions

Besides RoboKath team has also conducted trainings in other colleges and universities. Notably, the robotics research and development body of Kathford has conducted AVR Microcontroller training at Pokhara University in 2013, and at Kantipur Valley College in 2015.

RoboKath also conducted girls focused UAV Drone training – “Girls Can Fly” in association with Nepal Television Authority (NTA). Participated by many colleges, in that training, the girls from Kathford were selected for the final presentation to the authorities of NTA.

COMPETITIONS AND PARTICIPATIONS

RoboKath team has participated and won in a number of national robotics competition. Here is the list of competitions where RoboKath team has participated and/or won.

  • Automatic Akhada, Techbihani 3.0, 2016. Won Automatic Akhada (automatic robot wrestling competition).
  • NASA Space Apps Challenge, 2016. Demonstrated Digital Hydroponics System. Participated.
  • Thought For Food, 2016. Demonstrated Digital Hydroponics System. Participated.
  • Kathmandu Mini Maker Faire, 2016. Demonstrated Digital Hydroponics System. Won Mentorship and Sponsorship.
  • Manual Akhada, Yantra 4.0, 2015. Won 3rd Prize in Manual Akhada (manual robot wrestling competition).
  • Yantra 1.0, Yantra 2.0, Yantra 3.0, Yantra 4.0, and Yantra 5.0. Participated.
  • Military Science and Technology Competition, 2014. Demonstrated RC Mini Tank. Was selected for Top 10 Idea.
  • NCIT Robotics Competition, 2014. Won Best Smooth Robot.
  • ROBOCON Competition 2010. Won 2nd Prize.

NOTABLE DEVELOPMENTS

  • Digital Hydroponics System Digital hydroponic system is the revolutionary research being conducted by Kathford students where the study on growing plants in mineralized water (instead of soil) is being conducted. The digital hydroponic system does not only grow plants in mineralized water but also controls, operates and records nutrients intake by plants. Dileep Thakur and Santosh Adhikari, researchers and developers of digital hydroponics system are proving that the plants grow faster and healthier in mineralized water. Read detail story here.

ROBOTICS ASSOCIATION OF NEPAL AND KATHFORD INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE

The pioneer of RoboKath, Mr. Sunoj Das Shrestha, graduated from Kathford International College and established Robotics Association of Nepal in 2010. Robotics Association of Nepal (popularly known as RAN) is a not-for-profit organization that provides outstanding platform for tech students and enthusiasts from all over Nepal, especially in the field of robotics and software development. RAN was established to promote, educate, explore, and compete in the field of robotics. RAN conducts robotics competitions and tech events every year. Yantra series is a popular tech event conducted by RAN, and is in its 6th edition aka Yantra 6.0.

KATHFOSS

KathFOSS is Free and Open-Source Software community of Kathford that indulges and engages students into open source software research and development. KathFOSS was established in 2010 by the Computer Engineering students of Kathford International College. The primary objective of this community is to promote, develop and diversify the usages of Free/Open Source software for self motivated and enthusiastic students by organizing various workshops/Programs, seminar, competitions on related topics.

ACTIVITIES OF KATHFOSS

The students at Kathford are introduced to KathFOSS during their first year in KathFOSS Orientation Program and are provided with 2 days basic software development training in their first semester. KathFOSS organizes ‘KathFOSS Talk’ series that includes a number of seminars and guest lectures from experts for stimulating students’ interests and enhancing their software development skills from the very beginning of their engineering studies. Supported and facilitated by the faculty members, KathFOSS team follows ‘Spread Your Knowledge’ model and the students train other students in the field of programming after rigorous research and learning. Normally, the seniors train the juniors with the faculty members in continuous support and facilitation.

TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS

Beside the orientation and initial learning sessions, following training and workshops are conducted around the year by KathFOSS in the premises of Kathford International College for all-round development of students in the field of programming and software development.

  • KathFOSS Talk series
  • Linux Talk series
  • GitHub Workshop
  • Wireless Hacking Workshop
  • Workshop on Cyber Security
  • PHP Development Training
  • Android Development Training

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

KathFOSS conducts two major events every year.

  • Evolve Evolve is a software development competition with open theme where the participants solve a problem using their programming skills. The aim of Evolve is to stimulate the creativity of the tech students and generate ideas for future.
  • Code to Solve Code of Solve is a theme based software development competition where the participants develop software in given theme and are required to implement it. This normally emphasizes on social problems that can be solved by developing specific software.

COMPETITIONS AND PARTICIPATIONS

KathFOSS team has participated and won in a number of national software competition. Here is the list of competitions where KathFOSS team has participated and/or won.

  • HEx 2017, Software Competition organized by Himalaya College of Engineering. Developed and presented FoodZapp. Winner of Software Competition.
  • HEx 2017, Software Competition organized by Himalaya College of Engineering. Developed and presented Automatic Number Plate Detection System. First Runner-up of Software Competition.
  • NASA Space Apps Challenge, 2016. Demonstrated Digital Hydroponics System. Participated.
  • Thought For Food, 2016. Demonstrated Digital Hydroponics System. Participated.
  • Kathmandu Mini Maker Faire, 2016. Demonstrated Digital Hydroponics System. Won Mentorship and Sponsorship.
  • First NCell App Camp, 2013. Developed and Presented E-cattle. Participated.
  • Butwal CAN. Presented Pollution Alert System and Smart House Home Automation System.

NOTABLE DEVELOPMENTS

  • Digital Hydroponics System Digital hydroponic system is the revolutionary research being conducted by Kathford students where the study on growing plants in mineralized water (instead of soil) is being conducted. The digital hydroponic system does not only grow plants in mineralized water but also controls, operates and records nutrients intake by plants. Dileep Thakur and Santosh Adhikari, researchers and developers of digital hydroponics system are proving that the plants grow faster and healthier in mineralized water.

SPREAD YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Kathford College has a unique and highly effective learning practice – Spread Your Knowledge. We encourage students and provide them excellent platforms to share their knowledge among their friends, seniors, juniors and teachers. At Kathford, everyone is a teacher and everyone is a learner.

Spread Your Knowledge is aimed to encourage and enrich the research and self-learning practice among students which helps them to learn things faster and go beyond horizon of the curriculum. Kathford organizes a number of talk programs, knowledge sharing sessions, presentations and competitions to provide adequate platform to stimulate students’ interest and to promote Spread Your Knowledge practices.

KathFOSS and RoboKath also use Spread Your Knowledge practices to research on robotics and technology and to learn new technology and trends through talk programs, trainings, workshops and knowledge sharing sessions.

Spread Your Knowledge is a sublime platform to stimulate and encourage research, creativity and self-learning practices.

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Admission guidelines

BE Computer, BE Civil and BE Electronics:

  • 50% in PCL/+2 with Science
  • PASSED in IOE Entrance Exam

BSc CSIT:

  • 50% in PCL/+2
  • PASSED in TU CSIT Entrance Exam

BBA:

  • 50% in PCL/+2
  • PASSED in CMAT Test

Scholarship information

Kathford Scholarships for Engineering Students 

Full Course Scholarship

Kathford Scholarship is a full course scholarship provided to the best students enrolled in BE Computer, BE Electronics and BE Civil. The scholarship covers all fees for the four year course. The students for the scholarship are selected based on the results of IOE Entrance Examination.

Academic Excellence Scholarship – Engineering

Academic Excellence Scholarship – Engineering is awarded to the best students of every course in engineering stream in each semester. The students are selected based on the results of each semester examination, and their tuition fees are waived for the following semester.

Kathford Scholarships for BBA Students 

Government Education Scholarship

Kathford International College encourages students from government schools for further education. Thus, four best students who have passed their SLC/SEE Examination from Government schools are rewarded with Government Education Scholarship. This scholarship covers 50% of total fees of the four year course.

Academic Excellence Scholarship – BBA

Academic Excellence Scholarship – BBA is to reward the highest ranked BBA student with tuition waiver for the following semester. The scholarship is based on the results of each semester examination.

Kathford Scholarships for B.Sc CSIT Students 

EB Pearls Australia Scholarship

EB Pearls Australia Scholarship rewards four students from BSc CSIT department. The scholarship is worth 50% of tuition fees for whole course. This merit based scholarship are provided based on the scholarship test and interview conducted by experts of EB Pearls Pvt. Ltd. during the first semester of the course. The scholarship is provided by EB Pearls Pvt. Ltd., a Sydney based IT Company rewarding the academic excellence the students.

Academic Excellence Scholarship – BSc CSIT

Academic Excellence Scholarship – BSc CSIT is to reward the highest ranked BSc CSIT student with tuition waiver for the following semester. The scholarship is based on the results of each semester examination.

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