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Ph.D Program & Current Candidates

Ph.D. Program at the School of Engineering:

The Ph.D. Program at the School of Engineering is a relatively new and a young program. We have currently ten candidates enrolled in the Ph.D. program at the different Departments of the School.

Current PhD Candidates at the School of Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering:

  1. Mr. Suman Shrestha
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    • Research Topic: Study on the Effects of Landslides on Sedimentation in Watershed Management of Kavre District
    • Supervisors: Prof.Dr. Ramesh Kumar Maskey
    • Start Date: 14 May, 2019

Department of Computer Science and Engineering:

  1. Mr. Sameer Kharel
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    • Research Topic: Exploration of Novel Usability Methodologies for Transcending the Gap between Apps and the Web for Same Service Delivery in Different Media
    • Supervisors: Dr. Mikael Fernström/Dr. Bal Krishna Bal
    • Start Date: 26 March, 2019
  2. Santosh Khanal
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    • Research Topic: Integrating Clinical Information for Predictive Analysis
    • Supervisor: Dr. Rabindra Bista
    • Start Date: 26 March, 2019
  3. Ganesh Gautam
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    • Research Topic: Infrastructure Analysis and IOT Framework Development for Smart City Nepal
    • Supervisor: Dr. Gajendra Sharma
    • Start Date: 22 May, 2018
  4. Pankaj Raj Dawadi
    • Email:
    • Research Topic: Performance Measurement using Machine Learning Approach: A Perspective From Smart Transportation
    • Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Manish Pokharel / Dr. Bal Krishna Bal
    • Start Date: 22 May, 2018
  5. Mr. Sushil Shrestha
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    • Research Topic: Online Learning System
    • Supervisor: Dr. Manish Pokharel
    • Start Date: 2 July, 2017
  6. Mr. Shreeniwas Sharma Paudyal
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    • Research Topic: To Study the Interaction of Colors and Find an Aesthetic Color Combination for a Given Pattern
    • Supervisor: Dr. Jyoti Tandukar
    • Start Date: 28 March, 2013

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering:

  1. Hitendra Dev Shakya
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    • Research Topic: Electricity Market Component Design and Reserve Capacity Pricing in Particular and Determining their Impacts in LRMC in a Context of Power Transfer Constraints Arising from Reliability and Stability and Limited Regional Market Integration.
    • Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa / Dr. Biswo Poudel
    • Start Date: 14 May, 2019
  2. Mr. Diwakar Bista
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    • Research Topic: Lighting for Tourism
    • Supervisors:  Prof. Dr. Bhupendra Bimal Chhetri, Dr. Pramod Bhusal, and Prof. Frangiskos Topalis
    • Start Date: 2 July, 2017

Department of Geomatics Engineering:

  1. Mr. Tanka Prasad Dahal
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    • Research Topic: Responsible Land Governance for Food Security: Analyzing from Land use planning perspective
    • Supervisors: Dr. Purna Bahadur Nepali, Dr. Reshma Shrestha
    • Start Date: 18 December, 2019
  2. Mr. Uma Shankar Pandey
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    • Research Topic: Monitoring rice cropland and yield estimation using multi-sensor, multi-templar datasets and citizen science approach
    • Supervisors: Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha / Dr. Jagannath Aryal
    • Start Date: 18 December, 2019

Department of Mechanical Engineering:

  1. Mr. Prajwal Sapkota
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    • Research Topic: Condition Monitoring of Hydraulic Turbines Exposed to Sediment Erosion
    • Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, Prof. Dr. Hari Prasad Neopane, Dr. Sailesh Chitrakar
    • Start Date: 18 December, 2019
  2. Mr. Nawaraj Sanjel
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    • Research Topic: Modeling and Optimization of renewable energy system for holistic community development of Nepal
    • Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Bivek Baral
    • Start Date: Prof. Dr. Bivek Baral 22 May, 2018
  3. Mr. Malesh Shah
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    • Research Topic: Energy Efficient Building
    • Supervisors: Dr. Bibek Baral
    • Start Date: 2 July, 2017
  4. Mr. Ram Lama
    • Email:
    • Research Topic: Hydro-turbine
    • Supervisors: Dr. Hari Prasad Neopane and Dr. Biraj S. Thapa
    • Start Date: 15 May, 2017
  5. Mr. Oblique Shrestha
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    • Research Topic: Development of Sediment Friendly Cross Flow Hydro Turbine
    • Supervisors: Prof. Bhola Thapa, Prof. Young-Ho Lee and Dr. Hari Prasad Neopane
    • Start Date: 1 February, 2015