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Central Department of Geology

Tribhuvan University

Kirtipur, Kathmandu 44618, Nepal

Phone: +977-1-4332449

Email: info@tugeology.edu.np 

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1. Classes of MSc Geology and MSc Engineering Geology will be resumed from Oct 22 after the Dashain and Tihar holiday.

2. Classes of 2nd semester and 4th semester of both MSc Geology and MSc Engineering Geology is going to start from 27, Bhadra 2074 (2017/09/12).

3. Practical exam of MSc Geology (II and IV Sem) and MSc Engineering Geology (II Sem)

 

 

Faculties in MSc Engineering Geology Program


 Mr. Achyuta Koirala

 Mr. Koirala completed M. Sc. Geology from Tribhuvan University, MSc from ITC Netherlands.  

 He is teaching Site Investigation in MSc Engineering Geology program as visiting professor. 

 Research Interest: Engineering Geological Site Investigation and Mapping

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Dr. Dinesh Pathak

Dr. Pathak completed M. Sc. Geology from Tribhuvan University, MS and Ph. D. in Geosciences from Osaka City University, Japan. He also completed PG Diploma in RS and GIS from IIRS, India and PG Diploma in exploration, exploitation and management of groundwater resources from Hebrew University, Israel. He has authored more than 20 research articles published in national and international journals. He has been teaching in the Geology Department, Tribhuvan University since 1992. Dr. Pathak is leading the Geo-disaster Research Centre (GdRC) at Central Department of Geology at the capacity of Director. He also served Nepal Geological Society as President from 2013 to 2015. 

He is teaching applied geophysics, remote sensing and GIS and applied geomorphology in MSc Engineering Geology program. 

Research Interest: Hydrogeology, geological disaster, Geophysics and Climate change

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 Prof. Dr. Hari Krishna Shrestha

Prof. Shrestha completed BS Hydrology from Tarleton State University (USA), MS Hydrology from New Mexico Tech (USA) and Doctor of Engineering from Ehime University (Japan). As a civil overseer, he completed establishment of hydrometric stations at 6 rivers. He worked as hydrological modeler in USA and Japan. He has authored more than 30 research articles published in national and international journals and has completed hydrological analysis of 25 infrastructure development projects, including hydropower, road, bridge, airport, and irrigation. He has been teaching at the Civil Engineering Department, Nepal Engineering College (Pokhara University) since 1994, As a Senior Researcher, Dr. Shrestha is leading Nepal side of an international research project, called CCMCC, on the impacts of climate change on project hydropopwer projects. He is the Founder President of Himalayan Landslide Society.

 Prof. Shrestha is teaching hydrology in MSc Engineering Geology program as visiting professor.

 Research interest: Hydrology, Hydrogeology, water-induced disasters, Climate change

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 Dr. Kabi Raj Paudel

Mr. Paudel completed M. Sc. in Geology from TU in 2001 and joined the Central Department of Geology as a teaching staff in 2002. He has been teaching petrology and mineral exploration in the department and has also been teaching environmental science and engineering geology in several other colleges.

Dr. Paudel is teaching Himalayan geology, petrology and geological mapping in MSc Engineering Geology program. 

Research interest: Petrology, mineral deposits, exploration geochemistry

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 Dr. Kamal Bahadur Thapa

 Dr. Thapa completed MS/PhD  Civil Engineering, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA. He did his B.E. in Civil Engineering from University of Mysore, Karnataka, India. Currently, he is associate professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Structural Engineering/Mechanics, Constitutive Modeling of Materials, Damage Mechanics & Plasticity, Finite Elements, Concrete and Masonry Materials are his major research area.

 Dr. Thapa is teaching Solid Mechanics in MSc Engineering Geology program as visiting professor.

Research Interest: Structural Engineering/Mechanics, Constitutive Modeling of Materials, Damage Mechanics & Plasticity, Finite Elements, Concrete and Masonry Materials

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 Prof Dr. Lalu Prasad Paudel

Prof. Paudel completed MSc from Tribhuvan University, PhD (2000) and post-doc research (2004–2006) from Hokkaido University, Japan, and has been teaching at the Central Department of Geology since 1995. He has visited Germany several times as a researcher and stayed at Paris University as a visiting professor. He has published more than 30 research articles in peer-reviewed journal of national and international reputes and two books in geology.

Prof. Paudel is teaching Himalayan geology, structural geology and geological mapping in MSc Engineering Geology program. 

Reserarch interest: Petrology, structural geology and tectonics

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 Dr. Naresh Kazi Tamrakar

Dr. Tamrakar completed M. Sc. from TU, M. S. from Department of Geoscience and Engineering, Shimane University, Japan, and Ph. D. from TU in 2006 . Tamrakar is the recipient of the Nepal Vidyabhushan Medal ‘Ka’ and the Mahendra Vidyabhushan Medal ‘Kha’. He has authored more than 43 peer reviewed national and international scientific research papers, and four geological text books. He has been a faculty member in the Central Department of Geology, TU, since 1995.

Dr. Tamrakar is teaching Sedimentology and Construction material engineering in MSc Engineering Geology program.

Research interest: Study of physical, mechanical and petrographical properties of rocks and aggregates as construction material, landslides and sedimentary environments of the Siwaliks and other regions of the Himalayas, and study of controls on dynamics and morphology of mountain and urban rivers.

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 Mrs. Ramit Bajracharya

Mrs. Bajracharya completed M. Sc. in Geology from Tribhuvan University, and has been a faculty member in Khwopa Engineering College, Bhaktapur for five years and in the Central Department of Geology from 2011. She has authored scientific research papers. She was involved in studies of landslides and river environments.

Ms. Bajracharya is teaching Sedimentology in MSc Engineering Geology program.

Research interest: River environments, Engineering Geology, Mineralogy and Geochemistry

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 Dr. Ranjan Kumar Dahal, Associate Professor, Coordinator of MSc Engineering Geology program

 Dr. Ranjan Kumar Dahal, a professional geology engineer and geohazard expert of Nepal has been working in the research field of geohazards such as earthquake, landslide and debris flow for the last 18 years. He has completed PhD and PostDoc in geohazards and specialized in landslide, debris flow and earthquake risk research and management. At present, he is serving Tribhuvan University as Associate Professor in Himalayan Geodisaster Research Center, Central Department of Geology. From the research and academic perspective, he has published more than 60 technical/scientific papers in peer reviewed international and national journals.

Dr. Dahal is teaching applied mathematics and statistics, structural geology, soil mechanics, exploration drilling and blasting, landslide and slope stability in MSc Engineering Geology Program.

Research interest: Influence of geology and geomorphology in landslides, Hydroclimatic threshold of landslides, Antecedent rainfall and its role for landsliding, Prediction of rainfall induced landslides, Landslide hazard and risk, Earthquake triggered landslides, Himalayan landslide characteristics and explanations, Crustal dynamics and earthquakes, Large-scale landslides in the Himalaya and Himalayan slope processes

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 Dr. Manita Timilsina

 Dr. Timilsina completed M.Sc. Geotechnical Engineering and Ph.D. in Disaster Management from Ehime University, Japan. She has been involved in doing research on landslide hazard mapping.

 Dr. Timilsina has been teaching Engineering Drawing in MSc Engineering Geology Program as visiting professor.

 Research interest: Landslide hazard, Disaster Management

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Mr. Suman Panthi

Mr. Panthi completed his M. Sc. from TU, and has been working in the Central Department of Geology for more than 10 years. He has been teaching soil and rock mechanics, and hydrology. He has authored few scientific papers and one book.

Mr. Panthi has been teaching Rock Mechanics in MSc Engineering Geology Program.

Research interest: Soil mechanics, rock mechanics and environmental science 

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Prof. Dr. Suresh Das Shrestha

Prof. Shrestha completed Masters and Doctor of Science in 1996 from Japan in Hydrogeology, and Post Doctorate from University of Texas at Dallas in 2004. He has been conducting classes in groundwater and related subjects. He is a member of Climate Change Council since 2009 and now is   engaged in studies related to Climate Change impacts. 

Prof. Shrestha is teaching hydrogeology in MSc Engineering Geology Program.

Research interest: Engaged  in several studies related to groundwater feasibility, groundwater resources and quality. Currently focussed in rainwater harvesting and groundwater recharge from rainwater especially in realtion to Climate Change.

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