Educational news in Nepal
Kathmandu University to Launch Comprehensive Mining Engineering Courses: Building the Future of Nepal’s Mining Industry
Kathmandu University has announced the launch of undergraduate-level geology and mining engineering courses in Nepal. In the upcoming academic session, a four-year program will be launched with the objective of producing competent professionals capable of contributing to Nepal’s mining industry.
The university will admit 30 students annually to address the shortage of mining engineers required in the mining and geology department of Nepal.
Curriculum and Syllabus
Nepal is rich in minerals, including limestone, coal, red clay, granite, marble, gold, and precious and semi-precious stones. The revised curriculum will emphasize instructing students on mineral exploration, extraction, processing, and quality assurance for utilization.
Lack of Engineers
According to Pro. Dr. Bhola Thapa, Vice-Chancellor of KU, Nepal faces a shortage of mining engineers required in the mining and geology department. Nepal is rich in minerals such as limestone, coal, red clay, granite, marble, coal, gold, and precious and semi-precious stones needed for industry and construction.
Gandaki University has expressed interest in conducting Geological Science and Mining Engineering subjects in partnership with KU. The partnership aims to produce the required manpower for the mining industry in Gandaki province, which has great potential for mining.
The collaboration between KU and Gandaki University
Kathmandu University’s move to introduce mining-related engineering courses will address the shortage of mining engineers in Nepal and promote the development of the mining industry. The collaboration with Gandaki University aims to produce skilled graduates who can make significant contributions to the mining industry.