Researchers should understand technology shift: Prof Joshi
Kathmandu Metropolitan City Deputy Mayor Sunita Dangol spoke at the 7th KEC Office of Research and Publishing (OKRP) meeting in 2022 in Kathmandu on Saturday.
KATHMANDU: Dean of the School of Engineering, Prof. Ph.D. Emphasizing the importance of research, Sashidhar Ram Joshi said, “Technology is shifting. Good researchers need to understand this shift.”
Joshi affirms that research is the best way to demonstrate one’s potential in the field of technical education and promises to assist the field of engineering in any way possible.
He was speaking at the 7th KEC Office of Research and Publishing (OKRP) meeting in 2022 hosted by the Kathmandu Institute of Engineering in the Federal Capital today.
Other speakers also pointed to the need to promote industry-university-research cooperation in the field of engineering sciences. Under the slogan “Resilience of Technological Innovation”, the conference was opened by Sunita Dangol, Deputy Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City.
At the meeting, chief guest Dangol vowed to improve the city of Kathmandu. “Our project lacked proper research. Now, we are prioritizing research in all aspects of development”, she added.
She informed that she would seek feedback and technical assistance from KEC.
On this occasion, Prof. Dr. According to KEC’s Narendra Man Shakya, “research is necessary to bridge the gap between academia and the field”. He is concerned about the lack of proper human resources in Nepal and the lack of links between research and academia.
Shakyamuni stressed: “Engineering schools must nurture research and development.”
He also asked IOE Dean Joshi to support a graduate program at KEC, which has been offering undergraduate programs for 20 years.
In addition, KEC Chair Professor Hirendra Man Pradhan has shown a desire to collaborate with KMC and provide innovative ideas that will aid in planning.
Pratima Pradhan, the head of the department at OKRP, believes that research can develop students’ abilities.
National-level research engages engineering faculty and students. She added that OKRP is also ready to welcome research collaborations from domestic and international experts and researchers.
OKRP has been established under KEC’s academic program since 2013 to promote national and international research and publications. KEC has been conducting research with the help of OKRP to support academics.