Inter
NepInd

Nepal Engineering College is a member institute of InterNepInd consortium consisting of nine universities from Spain, Portugal, India, and Nepal. InterNepInd consortium works together to support the internationalization process of Higher Education Institutions in India and Nepal, promoting a comprehensive approach based on strategy design, capacity building, development of structures, and networking.

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South Asia Water (SAWA) Leadership Program

SAWA Leadership Program on Climate Change (2017-2021) is being supported by International Development and Research Center (IDRC) Canada and executed by South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs) in nec.

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PBL
South
Asia

nec is the partner institution of the new collaborative project “Strengthening Problem Based Learning (PBL)” along with other ten different universities located in Finland, India, Bhutan, the Netherlands and Lithuania.

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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).

Contact Person


Asst. Prof. Krishna Bikram Shah
International Program Officer

Email: ipo@nec.edu.np | krishnabs@nec.edu.np

Services

Primary Services

1. To establish academic agreements with international reputable engineering universities/institutions to get affiliations/accreditation for the college and / in various programs and act towards the implementations of the MoU signed

2. To strengthen the academic relationships thus established by Joint Academic Venture (JAV), especially a. Academic Exchange Programs b. Joint Degree Programs c. Joint Academic Packages

3. To establish relationships with various academic / professional societies and to establish units/ chapters / sections of various international technology groups

4. To venture as a consultant for an international institution or to form partnerships for consultancy works with various international firms

5. To help coordinate Graduate, Post graduate or Ph. D. programs for nec faculties and for nec students

6. To organize international job placements, training, workshops, seminars etc.

7. To acquire the services of foreign academic experts for enhancing the quality of education in nec

8. Explore possibilities in publishing nec educational materials by international publishers

9. To seek research / teaching/ project grants or financial assistance from international institutions

10. To take positive and fruitful art in various UN / SAARC moments related to technology.

MoU

MoU with Foreign Institutions & Organizations

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.

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.

WeGrow (May 2022 – 2024): MoU between Nepal Engineering College and WeGrow, Odisha, India for Training, Innovation, Training, Internship, research and development, designing new products and services.

Nepal Building Information Modeling Forum (April 2022): Nepal Building Information Modeling Forum (NBIMF) is a non-profit organization officially registered in Finland (2018) and Nepal (2020). It is a group of scholars who work collectively to educate the Nepalese Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry about BIM. NBIMF mainly focus on the four areas of BIM as Research, Implementation, Standardization, and Education of Building Information Modeling (BIM). The objective of the MoU is to develop the BIM curriculum and introduce it to students and faculty members.

Delnet, JNU Campus, India (February 2022 onwards) : Nepal Engineering College has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Delnet, JNU Campus. DELNET is India's largest resource sharing library network, linking over 6800 libraries across 33 states and eight countries. Since 1988, DELNET has been dedicated to the modernization and networking of libraries. It was founded in 1988 at New Delhi's Indian International Centre and established as a society in 1992. It is located in New Delhi's JNU. DELNET's primary purpose is "Networking libraries, Spreading knowledge." DELNET's primary objectives are to promote resource sharing among member libraries by collecting, storing, and disseminating information; to conduct scientific research in the field of information science and technology, to develop new systems in the field, and to apply the results of research; to provide technical guidance to member libraries on collecting, storing, sharing, and disseminating information; and to coordinate efforts for appropriate collection. DELNET has released two new services: Discovery Services and the Knowledge Gainer Portal. The new gateway includes superior knowledge finding features. It is a straightforward, single-window discovery layer that entices users to explore the networked library materials available via DELNET in a feature-rich environment.

International Linkages

Ongoing Projects

InterNepInd

Nepal Engineering College is a member institute of InterNepInd consortium consisting of nine universities from Spain, Portugal, India, and Nepal. InterNepInd consortium works together to support the internationalization process of Higher Education Institutions in India and Nepal, promoting a comprehensive approach based on strategy design, capacity building, development of structures, and networking. As a result, international opportunities will be created for different stakeholders: students, teachers, researchers, managers, and administrative staff. The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, KA2 2019 Capacity Building in Higher Education.

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South Asia Water (SAWA) Leadership Program on Climate Change

SAWA Leadership Program on Climate Change (2017-2021) in continuation to earlier IDRC SAWA Fellowship Project for iWRM program, is being supported by International Development and Research Center (IDRC) Canada and executed by South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs) in four academic institutions of South Asian Countries including nec. The aim of the program is to increase the number of women occupying leadership roles in the water sector fostering an interdisciplinary approach linking climate change and water insecurity by awarding fellowships to 36 women enrolled in master’s level Integrated Water Resources Management (iWRM) program in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Three female students for three academic sessions from each academic institution shall receive financial support to pursue course in Interdisciplinary Water Resources Management (iWRM). Currently, nec as one of the Partner Institutions (PIs) had successfully completed the 14-day workshop for the first batch of SAWA Fellows on “Leadership and Research Methods for Interdisciplinary Water Research”. The second and third workshops are scheduled to be held in India and Sri Lanka respectively.

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Problem-Based Education in South Asian Universities (PBL South Asia)

SAWA Leadership Program on Climate Change (2017-2021) in continuation to earlier IDRC SAWA Fellowship Project for iWRM program, is being supported by International Development and Research Center (IDRC) Canada and executed by South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs) in four academic institutions of South Asian Countries including nec. The aim of the program is to increase the number of women occupying leadership roles in the water sector fostering an interdisciplinary approach linking climate change and water insecurity by awarding fellowships to 36 women enrolled in master’s level Integrated Water Resources Management (iWRM) program in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Three female students for three academic sessions from each academic institution shall receive financial support to pursue course in Interdisciplinary Water Resources Management (iWRM). Currently, nec as one of the Partner Institutions (PIs) had successfully completed the 14-day workshop for the first batch of SAWA Fellows on “Leadership and Research Methods for Interdisciplinary Water Research”. The second and third workshops are scheduled to be held in India and Sri Lanka respectively.

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Mobility for learners and staff – Higher Education Student and Staff Mobility (Student mobility Exchange program for studies)

Inter-institutional agreement 2018-2020 between Nepal Engineering College, Nepal and The Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT), Spain has been signed to cooperate for the exchange of students and/or staff in the context of the Erasmus+ programme. Both institutions commit to respect the quality requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education in all aspects of the organisation and management of the mobility, in particular the recognition of the credits (or equivalent) awarded to students by the partner institution. The institutions also commit to sound and transparent management of funds allocated to them through Erasmus+. Under this program, four students of nec has already completed 6 months of studies in UPCT.

B+NESDG

In an increasingly globalised world, the principles of sustainable development have become the central values of a vulnerable and highly endangered environment and humanity. The agenda 2030 has declared sustainable development to be the joint objective of the 17 SDGs. The agenda links this fundamental principle to the universal human rights and the learning objective of global citizenship. B+NESDG Project aims to contribute to increasing the quality of tertiary education through a capacity-building holistic approach of 6 Higher Education Institutions including Nepal Engineering College on Sustainable Development (SD) to facilitate the accomplishment of relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Bhutan and Nepal, modernising partnership HEIs to be more internationally recognised and competitive. Read More

Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) of Asia Pacific Network (APN)

The research aims to map the freshwater ecosystem services in the Himalayan River basins of Nepal, India, and Bhutan and also to quantify the influence of monsoon variability and the compound extremes in the freshwater of this region. The network is led by IIT Roorkee and involves young and mid-career researchers and academicians active in the sector of water resources in the Himalayan region. I was involved in this network and the research formulation team since its inception. Initially, a research concept note was developed and submitted for the Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) of Asia Pacific Network (APN) for Global Change, Japan. Mr. Pratik Singh Thakuri, Assistant Professor, iWRM program from Center for Postgraduate Studies, Nepal Engineering College (necCPS) is involved in this research work.

Professional Learning Course in Sanitation Technology (PLCST-nec)

Professional Learning Course in Sanitation Technology is a 4-month program based on the Graduate Professional Diploma Program (GPDP) developed originally by IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Netherlands, but has been tuned to fulfill requirements of professionals and students who have keen interest to work and excel in the field of sanitation in Nepal. This program is run under the Global Sanitation Graduate School (GSGS) at IHE Delft and is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. The program consists of eight modules where students will familiarize themselves with social, technical, behavioural, environmental and economic aspects of sanitation, especially in fecal waste management. It is a great platform for network building for students as highly experienced instructors from respective fields are hired for different modules. Moreover, graduating students are connected to a network of international professionals working in WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) sector through the GSGS School.

Activities

Other Internationalization Activities

Hult Prize at Nepal Engineering College, the quarter-final round of the prestigious Hult Prize where students pitch their social enterprise ideas to well-established and renowned entrepreneurs and move one step ahead towards receiving the seed money of 1,000,000 US dollars, got its winner and runner-up teams from its OnCampus program where Team Shishi:, Team DRUC_Squad and Team PS3 were the place-holders respectively. Team Shishi:, the winning team, automatically advanced to the next round as a competitor in the Mumbai Regional Summit, and Team PS3 advanced as a wild-card entry for the Islamabad Regional Summit. The teams have been selected to represent nec at one of the 15 regional summits happening around the world, among only about 5% of the Hult Prize 2022 Call to Action applicants that made it to the Regionals. The teams’ pitch for how to “get the world back to work” stood out, giving them the chance to advance to compete against teams from universities all around the world.

Interaction of faculty members of Civil, CRE and architecture of Nepal Engineering College with Nepal Building Information Modeling Forum (NBIMF) (April 20)
April 17, Brown Gold project, under GCRF funding, UK, the research findings on sanitation, disseminated at WOW festival organised at Lumbini where Prof. Sabitri Tripathi from Nepal Engineering College was key resource person. The event tried to highlight the gaps in current practices and to fill the gaps in sanitation considering Gulariya Municipality as case study - through Natural Science, Social Science and Art activities, involving local people/sanitary workers and stakeholders.
A hybrid meeting of Mentors from Problem Based Learning South Asia was conducted at Nepal Engineering College (nec), Changunarayan on Wednesday 13th April, 2022 where mentors (teachers) from the college and Sagarmatha Engineering College (SEC) participated in person while others from different regions of South Asia joined online. The in-person meeting was organized as a workshop facilitated by Ms. Julia Renko who is the Coordinator at the Department of Built Environment - Water & Environmental Engineering at Aalto University School of Engineering. Meanwhile, the online meeting was facilitated by Ms. Matleena Muhonen, Academic Coordinator at Aalto University.