Message from the Director

The role of research in effective teaching and that of teaching on productive research has been proven to be highly important. Many universities around the world have already adopted the ‘teaching cum research’ model. Kathmandu University is also in the process to achieve this goal. Establishment of Directorate of Research, Development and Consultancy (RDC) in 2015 was a step forward in this direction. In order to give due importance to innovative research, RDC has been renamed as the Directorate of Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) in the new administrative structure. It is aimed at providing research enabling environment, motivation and support in research for faculties and students by means of clear research policy and efficient administrative procedures. RDI policy and guidelines are so designed as to reflect the vision and goal set by Kathmandu University on the basis of its past experiences, available expertise, and future planned activities. Our effort will be to simplify the procedure of grants administration within the framework of University rules and regulations. We hope that our endeavor will lead KU to the point where the faculties generate new knowledge through innovative research and apply it to assist government as well as the community for faster economic growth in the country.

We invite you to take some time to visit our website and know more about the research and development activities in Kathmandu University.

Prof. Dr. Deepak Prasad Subedi

Director of RDI

Kathmandu University