Alumni Nepal

Namche Bazaar, Nepal. Photo: Colourbox

NTNU Alumni Nepal

NTNU Alumni Nepal

NTNU Alumni Nepal is a network for all our former students living in Nepal.

It is a social and academic meeting place – a shared arena where you can become involved as an NTNU person.

The ambition is to have a large and active network where a strong NTNU identity means that members are good ambassadors and partners for their alma mater. Members should be a resource for NTNU and for each other. The network aims to link NTNU with business and society in Nepal to enhance cooperation and contribute to developing more knowledge for a better world.

NTNU Alumni Nepal arranges a variety of activities during the year, both social and professional. It is an outstanding arena for keeping in touch with NTNU. You will get many opportunities for updates in your field as well as networking and teamwork.

Sign up and get involved together with your NTNU Alumni fellows!

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

Recent activities

Recent activities

Webinar on Cognitive Science and Psycholinguistics for Understanding Human Mind, Brain and Cognition: Prospects and Possibilities – was organized on 26 February 2021 by Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Alumni, Nepal Chapter in collaboration with Cognitive Science and Psycholinguistics Lab, Central Department of Linguistics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal and Language Acquisition and Language Processing Lab, Department of Language and Literature, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. The objective of the program was to discuss the prospects and possibilities of cognitive science and psycholinguistics in Nepal. To this end, stakeholders and experts in the field were invited as speakers and presenters. The panel of speakers included cognitive scientists, psycholinguists, mental health professionals, academic and administrative staffs of Tribhuvan University, and diplomatic representative of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Nepal. The speakers and participants of the webinar almost unanimously agreed that cognitive science is new to Nepali academia, and all the major stakeholders have important role to play for its further growth.

Link to final report


Recent activities

A talk with Professor Sangeeta Singh at the Tribhuvan University

A talk with alumni Sunila Shakya

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Norway's national day 17 May: Greetings from Rector Gunnar Bovim

A talk with Professor Ole Gunnar Dahlhaug

recent activities Nepal

A recap of the NTNU visit to Nepal in May 2019

At the launch of NTNU Alumni Nepal

Alumni Portrait

Alumni Portrait

Alumniportrett Biraj Singh Thapa


" – At NTNU I experienced how research-based knowledge is fundamental for a society to prosper. The expertise I gained can contribute positively at Kathmandu University and is also important for my country's development."

Biraj Singh Thapa, Assistant Professor Kathmandu University.  

Read the full portrait of Biraj Singh Thapa

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Chapter Board

Chapter Board

Board 1

Narayanhari Rijal, photo

Chair: Narayanhari Rijal 

Executive Director, S.A.N. Engineering Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
MSc in Hydropower Development, 2012–2014

Nabin Basnet, photo

Vice Chair: Nabin Basnet

Engineer, NEA Engineering Company Limited
Msc in Hydropower Development, 2014–2016

Reeta Kafle, photo

Member: Reeta Kafle

Engineer, Department of Urban Development and Building Construction, Kathmandu
MSc Urban Ecological Planning, 2014

Board 2

Pratik Pradhan, photo

Member: Pratik Pradhan

Vice President, Butwal Power Company
MSc in Hydropower Planning Development, 2015

Biraj Singh Thapa

Member: Biraj Singh Thapa

Assistant Professor Kathmandu University
PhD in Fluids Engineering, 2013–2016

Sajana Marahatta

Member: Sajana Marahatta

Manager/Hydropower Engineer
Hydro Consult Engineering Limited
MSc in Hydropower Development, 2013–2015


Lekhnath Sharma Pathak, photo

Member: Ajay Risal

Associate Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu University Hospital

Lekhnath Sharma Pathak, photo

Member: Lekhnath Sharma Pathak

Assistant Professor, Central Department of Linguistics, Tribhuvan University
Visiting Research Scholar/part of PhD in Cognitive Science 2017

Prem KC, photo

Member: Prem KC

Director, Hydro Tunneling and Research Pvt. Ltd.
MSc in Hydropower Development, 2008–2010

NTNU observer

Rita Kumar, photo

NTNU observer: Rita Kumar  

Adviser, Office of International Relations, NTNU





Linkedin Alumni Nepal

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The Board’s priority tasks

The Board’s priority tasks

  • Build a strong and beneficial platform for collaboration between Nepal and NTNU, and among alumni in Nepal
  • Facilitate and promote contacts for NTNU with potential partners in business and industry, academia and society in Nepal   
  • Provide access to the topics for PhD and master’s theses, internships and R&D projects
  • Facilitate and assist exchange students between NTNU and Nepal
  • Plan and arrange scientific, professional and social events
  • Contribute to strengthening NTNU’s international visibility and reputation