KUAA reunited for the first time with the exclusive effort of its Executive Committee in BICC HALL New Baneshowre KTM Nepal on November 25, 2006. Vice Chancellor Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, Registrar, Deans, HODs, Professors, Administrators/managers, and lecturers were present from the University while ALL KU graduates about 300-500 participated for the first ever ceremony of KU Almunis.
Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma reminisced the moment when he, registrar,deans,and other high brass used to clean the rooms, carry the tables, shutdown doors/windows, keep accounting and numerous other chores by themselves as there was no money during the startup. He also said that Kathmandu University(KU) will need a huge Budget to open Polytechnic institutes,large Auditoriums, Scholarships for poor, and other tasks for which Almunis can play a vital role by donating to the University’s progress.He cited examples from Oxford university and Indian Universities, where Almuni donated more than 5 million pounds at once for restructuring their institutions from where they graduated. He also vowed to make KU’s name appear in top 500 world universities even if it may take another 20-25 years. He stressed that WE Nepalese must work at least 14-16 hours a DAY to meet the tough Competition going around the World.
He remembered the days when Government thought it a joke to start a new University with nepalese money. He shreded tears in memory of those Foreign Professors who have passed away and contributed by providing Exceptional knowldege to KU Students and Professors. He also reiterated that KU is loved by Foreign Professors for its Students only and nothing else as Physical infrastructure is still scarce. He gave examples of Singapore /Taiwan where Economics helped people enjoy democracy.
Registrar, Dr. Bhadraman Tuladhar remembered the days when he had chance to join his University’s Almuni function in Moscow. He said that we are treasures of KU as Professors , Administration, and management keeps on coming and going. He asked all Almunis to contribute at least 5 Rs. to 10 Rs. a day so if 770 Almunis contribute , it could make up to 7 Crores in 10 years and with that 7 crores, we could help a lot to university.
Dr. Shakti Rana said that new entreprenurship should evolve from the Almunis and create economics, and change existing situation. Those who do not change shall perish.
I met with Dean of Engineering Dr. bhola Thapa who stressed on lack of best companies in Nepal so, vital manpower is being drained away to foreign soil. He said that they will organize Special classes in KU where engineers of Software Company like D2HawkeyeServices will be requested to mentor the students if such companies open up a department/office in the grand IT Park in Panauti.It would also help KU students to get real life taks before graduating so, they can compete better in their future careers.
HOD of Computer, Manish Pokharel who is a member of High Level IT task force of government agreed to propose that software companies need long tax holiday in Nepal to survive and VOIP decision should be made as regard to new technology as it might be useful to Nepalese people. He agreed that the course structure of KU has been superior in meeting the tough situations as students graduate through high quality process of the university. he also exemplified Finland situation where IT Hubs get 6 month as total Tax Free period. He gathered almunis from computer department who have been working at TOP levels in different reputed Organizations like Asian Dvelopment bank, Nepal Telecom, Nepal Electricity Authority,Drinking Water, Government Ministries, IT companies like D2HakweyeServices and other instituitons.
KUAA President Ms. Sijan Sharma and KUAA Member Secretary Mr. Binod Aryal discussed on future growth of Almunis and the streamlined effort of the Team to enliven the Almuni Spirit keep and to keep politics out of Education.
About 20 companies had sponsored the gala ceremony.
Almost all participants registered as a lifetime member of KUAA.
The Executive committee of KUAA comprises of the following members:
1.Ms. Sijan Sharma , President 2. Mr. Sanat Kumar Bista, Vice-president 3. Mr. Binod Aryal, Member Secretary 4. Mr. Kumar Baral, Treasurer 5) Ms. Mandakini Bhatta, Ms. Anjita Singh KC, and Purusottam Kharel as Executive Members
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