International Program Office


One of InterNepInd's significant outcomes is the establishment of the International Program Office at Nepal Engineering College, and the project has provided funds to help buy office equipment. The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, KA2 2019 Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education and extended until May 2022).

Vision of International Program Office

  

Mission at International Program office

The mission of SIP at nec is stated as

To encompass everyone at nec in impactful global learning opportunity by engaging in internationalization process managed by establishing and strengthening an International Program office (IPO)

Objectives of International Program Office


International Program Officer
Asst. Prof. Krishna Bikram Shah

Asst. Prof. Krishna Bikram Shah International Program Officer Email: ipo@nec.edu.np | krishnabs@nec.edu.np

Services and Activities

Services

At Nepal Engineering College, we recognize the transformative power of international collaboration in the development of an exceptional educational experience. Our commitment to excellence is bolstered by strategic academic agreements with internationally renowned engineering universities and institutions. Through these affiliations and accreditations, we ensure that our programs exceed global standards and provide students in Nepal with a world-class education. Our commitment does not end with the signing of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) – we work actively towards the implementation of these agreements, fostering cross-border knowledge exchange, research collaboration, and faculty development. Join us on a journey that transcends geographical boundaries, enriching your academic experience and expanding your access to global opportunities.


At Nepal Engineering College, our commitment to a well-rounded education transcends classrooms and national boundaries. Through Joint Academic Ventures (JAV), we cultivate robust academic relationships that give our students access to unmatched opportunities. Our three-pronged approach comprises:

  • Academic Exchange Programs
  • Joint Degree Programs
  • Joint Academic Packages
Our pursuance of excellence at Nepal Engineering College extends beyond the confines of our campus. We endeavor to establish meaningful relationships with a variety of academic and professional societies. By cultivating these connections, we ensure that our students, faculty, and staff remain on the cutting edge of engineering and related fields. These affiliations provide opportunities for networking, the exchange of knowledge, and skill development, thereby enriching the educational experience for all. Join us in our mission to remain connected, informed, and inspired through partnerships that propel innovation and progress.

Nepal Engineering College extends its reach beyond traditional academic roles. We take pride in offering our expertise as consultants to national and international institutions and collaborating with diverse global firms. Our faculty's extensive knowledge and experience serve as valuable resources for international projects, providing innovative solutions and insights. We harness our collective capabilities through strategic partnerships to address complex challenges and drive impactful results. Join us in transcending boundaries, making a tangible impact, and contributing to a world where knowledge knows no borders.

Nepal Engineering College is committed to fostering a thriving and extensive learning environment. As part of this commitment, we establish active units, chapters, and sections of various international technology organizations. These affiliations allow students, faculty, and enthusiasts to interact with global tech communities and gain access to cutting-edge insights, trends, and developments. Participating in these platforms will grant you access to knowledge, networking opportunities, and collaborative initiatives to enhance your learning experience. Join Nepal Engineering College in shaping the future by joining these dynamic global tech communities.


Nepal Engineering College is committed to nurturing our faculty's and students' continuous growth and development. As part of this commitment, we assist with coordinating Graduate, Postgraduate, and Ph.D. programs. Our mission is to equip our community with the tools, resources, and direction necessary for academic success. Through personalized mentoring, access to resources, and research opportunities, we pave the way for a transformative learning voyage. 

Globalization has made growth and professional development a global endeavor. Our dedication to cultivating your potential transcends conventional boundaries. Through our variety of international job placements, comprehensive training programs, elucidating workshops, and informative seminars, we pave the way for your success on the international stage. As you interact with experts and peers from around the globe, you will experience diverse cultures, acquire invaluable skills, and expand your horizons. Join us as we seize opportunities that transcend borders and propel you into a prosperous and enriching future.

Nepal Engineering College is committed to providing an education of the highest caliber. To ensure that our students receive the best education possible, we actively pursue the services of foreign academic specialists. These renowned experts in their respective disciplines enhance the quality of education at NEC by bringing a wealth of knowledge, diverse perspectives, and innovative teaching techniques. By incorporating global expertise into our curriculum, we equip students to excel in a world that is constantly changing. Join us in embracing international excellence as we collaborate to foster tomorrow's leaders and innovators.

Nepal Engineering College takes pride in providing access to a wealth of information that transcends geographical boundaries. Our commitment to enriching your academic experience has led us to connect the NEC Library to international technical information networks. Through these networks, you gain access to a treasure trove of cutting-edge resources, research materials, and insights from around the world. We are excited to share that Nepal Engineering College has joined the DELNET-Developing Library Network, New Delhi.

Nepal Engineering College is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of knowledge and innovation. We actively seek research, teaching, project grants, and financial assistance from esteemed international institutions/funding agencies. Through initiatives like Erasmus+-funded projects and partnerships with institutions such as the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), we broaden our horizons and amplify our impact. These collaborations empower our faculty and students to engage in cutting-edge research, enriching their academic journey and contributing to real-world solutions. By partnering with global institutions, we create an environment where creativity flourishes and transformative ideas take root. Join us in our mission to drive progress and create a positive impact on a global scale.

Other Internationalization Activities

Interaction of faculty members of Civil, CRE and architecture of Nepal Engineering College with Nepal Building Information Modeling Forum (NBIMF) (April 20)

May 08-12, 2023 Erasmus+ KA1 Mobility to UPCT, Spain: We are pleased to announce that the selection process for the Erasmus+ KA107 Program, conducted under the framework of the International Staff Week at Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, has been successfully concluded. The chosen participants for the program have been finalized as follows:

For the STA (Teaching) category, the selected candidates are:

  • Assoc. Prof. Krishna Prasad Shrestha Bhuju, Department of Architecture
  • Assoc. Prof. Ram Sthapit, Department of Civil Engineering
  • Assoc. Prof. Ganesh Adhikari, Department of Electronics and Communication

In the STT (Training) category, the final selection is:

  • Mr. Satya Prasad Khanal, SWECAD

This initiative is anticipated to play a pivotal role in enhancing the knowledge and experience of our staff members. We are confident that the insights gained from this program will not only enrich their professional growth but also contribute significantly to the advancement and progression of our institution.


May 20, 2023: Concluded a meeting with the Amity Foundation and Shanshui Conservation Center, China representative, regarding possible research collaboration. Dr. Narayan Prasad Khoju, nec-CPS, presented his work on Snow Leopard in Gaurishankar Conservation Area. After seven months of camera trapping in Lapchi Valley, NTNC-GCAP has confirmed the physical presence of the Snow leopard (Uncia uncia) for the very first time in Gaurishankar Conservation Area (GCA).



November 28-29, 2022: Assoc. Prof. Petia Georgieva (Profile Link )  from the University of Aveiro, Portugal  (Machine Learning & Intelligent Robotics Lab) shall visit the college from 28 November to 2 December 2022. We have proposed Nov 28-29, 2022, for delivering lectures on the following topics: Machine Learning and Deep Learning in Brain-Computer Interfaces.

November 25, 2022: Nepal Engineering College successfully conducted a comprehensive Continuous Professional Development Workshop on Bloom's Taxonomy, STEAM Pedagogy, Collaborative Learning, and Classroom Management in technical collaboration with Kathmandu University School of Education. The workshop was conducted on November 25, 2022, at the Nepal Administrative Staff College's Khaptad Hall in Jawalakhel. The day-long workshop encompassed a range of activities and sessions aimed at enhancing faculty members' professional skills and knowledge. This workshop provided a valuable platform for NEC's faculty members to enhance their teaching methodologies and refine their skills, ultimately contributing to the overall educational quality offered by the institution.


October 2022: Participated in the B+NeSDG capacity-building training at Kathmandu University along with other consortium members! The Erasmus co-funded B+NESDG project has been initiated to apply the Principles of Sustainable Development in Nepal and Bhutan. Students selected in the B+NeSDG project also attended two KU training days.


August 14-26, 2022: Conducted the multidisciplinary student workshops jointly with Nepal Engineering College (Nepal), Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania), Jigme Namgyel Engineering College (Royal University of Bhutan) (Bhutan), Kathmandu University (Nepal), Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) for Problem-Based Learning (PBL) student case on “Preserving adobe architecture of Nepal”, during the period 14-26 August 2022. The joint student case was organised as an integral part of the PBL South Asia project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the EU, which develops best practices in interdisciplinary and intercultural problem-based education and adapts PBL methods for the curricula of partnering South Asian higher education institutions. There was active participation from nec-PBL SA members led by Assoc. Prof. Durgaprasad Bhandari along with Assoc. Prof. Ram Suwal, Assoc. Prof. Rupesh Dahi Shrestha.



August 17, 2022: IPO (International Programs Office) in collaboration with Assoc. Prof. Rosina Mali, Department of Civil Engineering, organized an insightful talk program at Nepal Engineering College (NEC). The event focused on "Possible Applications of GIS in Nepal and the Way Forward." Esteemed researcher Prof. Pradeep Kumar Mool, an expert in Engineering Geology, delivered the talk. Notably, Prof. Mool had generously contributed a substantial collection of books, research reports, and GIS-related materials to the nec-Library before the event. The program facilitated knowledge exchange and highlighted the valuable contributions of Prof. Mool to the academic community.

MoU

MoU with Foreign Institutions & Organizations


MoU between Nepal Engineering College and F1Soft International Pvt. Ltd

F1Soft International Pvt. Ltd. (May 2022 – 2024): MoU between Nepal Engineering College and F1Soft International Pvt. Ltd. for a placement partnership and training platform to Nepal Engineering College students and also cooperate in research and development, designing new products and services.

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MoU between Nepal Engineering College and Leapfrog Technology Nepal Pvt. Ltd.

Leapfrog Technology Nepal Pvt. Ltd. (May 2022 – 2024): MoU between Nepal Engineering College and Leapfrog Technology Nepal Pvt. Ltd. for a placement partnership and training platform to Nepal Engineering College students.

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Nepal Engineering College (nec) and DELNET (India) Sign MoU to Enhance Digital Resources for Students and Faculty

Nepal Engineering College (nec) has signed an MOU with India's DELNET (Developing Library Network) to increase student and faculty access to digital resources. The partnership intends to provide a comprehensive compilation of digital content, including e-books, journals, and research papers. While NEC strives to improve its academic environment, DELNET promotes resource sharing among libraries. This partnership represents an advancement in cross-border education cooperation.

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Nepal Engineering College Partners with Building Information Modeling (BIM) Nepal

Nepal Engineering College has entered an MoU with BIM Nepal to provide faculty training in Building Information Modeling (BIM). Led by the Department of Architecture and Assoc. Prof. Sachin Shrestha, this collaboration aims to enrich BIM knowledge. The partnership advances education in architectural practices and enhances learning opportunities for faculty and students.

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MoU with GAPCRUD Pvt. Ltd. (India)

An MoU has been successfully established with GAPCRUD Pvt. Ltd. based in India. Specializing in the Internet of Things (IoT), the organization offers students comprehensive entrepreneurship, innovation, and startup development training. This partnership holds great promise in fostering a dynamic environment for learning, entrepreneurship, and practical skill development.

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MoU with WeGrow Pvt. Ltd.

A strategic partnership has been solidified by signing an MoU with WeGrow Pvt. Ltd., an esteemed Indian entity. This collaboration aims to strengthen technical cooperation across various domains, including Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Innovation, Research and Development, as well as Training and Placement. The MoU signifies a significant step forward in fostering innovation, knowledge exchange, and comprehensive growth in these key areas.

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International Linkages

Ongoing Projects


Bhutan + Nepal Higher Education for accomplishing the Sustainable Development Goals (B+NeSDG)


About Project

Sustainable development is not just a catchphrase; it is a guiding principle that supports progress and growth while protecting the environment and the well-being of future generations. In a world seeking a balance between human aspirations and the requirements of the planet, the B+NeSDG (Bhutan and Nepal Education for Sustainable Development Goals) Project exemplifies the dedication of higher education institutions worldwide to fostering a better tomorrow. Through its multifaceted initiatives, the project embodies the substance of sustainable development by imparting knowledge, values, and skills to the future leaders of Nepal and Bhutan.

The B+NeSDG Project, which is supported by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, focuses on education as the foundation for imparting sustainability principles in young people. In these developing countries, education transcends classroom learning; it becomes a vehicle for inculcating Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)-aligned knowledge, values, and attitudes. The ultimate objective is to promote positive change within higher education institutions and throughout entire societies.

A Global Effort in Collaboration

One of the extraordinary accomplishments of the B+NeSDG Project is its ability to bring together prestigious institutions worldwide for a common cause. In addition to Nepal Engineering College, universities such as Riga Technical University from Latvia, Jigme Namgyel Engineering College Dewathang from Bhutan, Sagarmatha Engineering College, Kathmandu University, and Far Western University participated in the B+NeSDG Project Easter School held at Pokhara University from April 30 to May 6, 2023. This collaborative strategy illustrates the effectiveness of international cooperation in advancing sustainable development.

Easter School was more than a simple gathering; it was a transformative experience for the attendees. Through a week of lectures, workshops, and discussions, students investigated the implications of sustainable development objectives for higher education institutions. By establishing relationships with peers and experts, participants obtained new perspectives on sustainability, thereby enhancing their skills and igniting their commitment to a more sustainable world.

Project Partners

  • Pokhara University (PU)
  • Hellenic Open University (HOU)
  • Riga Technical University (RTU)
  • Far Western University (FWU)
  • Nepal Engineering College (nec)
  • Kathmandu University (KU)
  • Sagarmatha Engineering College (SEC)
  • Jigme Namgyel Engineering College (JNEC)
  • Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT)


List of Activities under B+NeSDG


Developing Capabilities for a Sustainable Future: Significant milestones have characterized the journey of the B+NeSDG Project, including participation in capacity-building training at Kathmandu University in October 2022. As part of the project's commitment to integrating sustainable development into educational frameworks, students designated for the B+NeSDG project participated in training sessions designed to strengthen their understanding of sustainability's principles and practices.

Enlightening Dialogues for Progress: Associate Professors Durgaprasad Bhandari, Rabindra K. Bhdhathoki, and Bibhuti Ojha participated in a transformative meeting hosted by the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (Spain) in July 2022. During this interaction, there was a dynamic exchange of knowledge. The primary objective of these interactions was to equip educators from Bhutan and Nepal to facilitate Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) with innovative teaching and learning approaches. By attending a crucial project meeting in September 2022, assistant professor Krishna Bikram Shah was instrumental in advancing the B+NeSDG Project. Officials and professors from institutions such as Riga Technical University (Latvia), Hellenic Open University (Greece), Polytechnic University of Cartagena (Spain), and Far Western University (Nepal) gathered to discuss various Sustainable Development Goals-related topics. These objectives, which are often referred to as a universal call to action, include the eradication of poverty, the protection of the environment, and the improvement of global well-being.

Dissemination of SDGs & B+NeSDG ProjectThe B+NeSDG Project aims to educate the faculty and students of Nepal Engineering College about the fundamental tenets of sustainable development. By doing so, it seeks to cultivate an academic environment that promotes accountability and ingenuity. The objective of the project is to enable individuals to proactively effect change by means of a range of focused activities and endeavors, such as curriculum integration, awareness campaigns, student engagement initiatives, research endeavors, and community outreach efforts. Through the distribution of these goals, our intention is to cultivate a profound comprehension of sustainability and its pertinence to various fields of study, thereby stimulating cooperative endeavors geared toward the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals in Bhutan and Nepal.