An official launch of SCITECH Nepal Vol 13 No. 1 was done at Siddhartha Cottage, Tinkune on 2018/11/27. The Chief Guest of the event was Er. Dilli Raman Niraula, Chairman of Nepal Engineering Council. The event started at 9am with the welcome speech by Asst. Prof. Sachin Shrestha, the managing editor of the journal, followed by the inauguration and the launch of the Journal by the Chief Guest. The Chief Guest expressed his ideas on the possible improvements to be done in the field of engineering and also emphasized on the significance of publishing papers for individual academicians and publishing journals for academic institutes. Next the reviewers also shared their experiences related to reviewing and paper writing. The Vice Principal of the college, Assoc. Prof. Deepak Dhami expressed his gratitude toward the SCITECH Nepal management team and shared his relevant experiences. The closing remarks were given by Prof. Dr. Hari Krishna Shrestha, the Principal of the college as well as the Chief Editor of the journal. He also shared his relevant experiences and emphasized on the continuation of the upcoming volume of the journal.

SCITECH Nepal is the biannual journal of scientific and technical studies published by Nepal Engineering College. The first volume of SCITECH Nepal was published in 1995 however due to different circumstances was discontinued after 2010. Despite different efforts, it wasn’t revived. Later a new team was formed under the coordination of Asst. Prof. Sachin Shrestha in 2018 and the 13th volume of the journal was published. This is the first volume with the ISSN and have had the peer reviewing making it more authentic.

The reviewers were provided certificates and the authors were presented honorarium during the event.