A Colloquium on Engineering Education


With a promising slogan, “Essence of Prosperous Nepal, Engineering Education in Homeland”, an Education Fair incorporating the prospects of engineering education in Nepal has been recently concluded in Kathmandu amid a large number of participants.

With the aim at promoting engineering education in Nepal, Association of Engineering College-Nepal (AECoN) and PEA, which is the pioneering BE/B Arch Entrance Preparation Center in Nepal, jointly organized AECoN Engineering Edufair 2019 in association with AECoN member colleges for the first time in Nepal at Academy Hall, Kamaladi on 10th – 11th July, 2019. As many as 7000 inquisitive students visited the fair and acquired relevant information on prospective careers in the engineering spectrum in Nepal. They were provided career counseling by the organizer and were immensely enriched with a series of motivational talks by various speakers. A total of four sessions were conducted during the event.

The Education Fair was inaugurated by the Chairperson of Nepal Engineering Council, Professional Er. Dilli Raman Niroula. In his speech, he said that standard of education provided by the Nepalese engineering colleges is of world class and hence there is no need of going outside the country to study engineering education. He also mentioned that in near future, the Engineering Council is going to start examination for the registration of engineering graduates

Association of Engineering Colleges Nepal (AECoN) is an umbrella organization of private engineering colleges of Nepal, which was established in 2062 BS with the prime objective of maintaining quality and promoting engineering education in Nepal. The secondary objective of the organization is to espouse the University in the process of imparting quality engineering education in Nepal. A total of 35 engineering colleges are registered so far under the AECoN in Nepal.

Organizing such an engineering Education Fair is beneficial to students which escalates significance of educational courses in the native land. In addition, the symposium focused on promoting engineering education in Nepal in order to disseminate award-winning courses to prospective students, which incorporates flagship of exceptional education. It was genuinely accepted by parents, guardians and stakeholders. “The program played a catalytic role in highlighting the program prospects and motivating students to seize a wealth of opportunities of engineering courses in Nepal which are indeed life-changing”, said AECoN Chairperson, Er. Laxman Pokharel. He added, “This fair has greatly supported colleges that provide engineering education in various swathes of the country as they have been able to counsel the visitors from one particular place. On the other hand, students and parents benefited from the fair as they curiously visited each stall and collected relevant information which escalated their confidence level to enroll in such programs undoubtedly. In addition, a Career Talk Show Session helped ignite the aura of engineering education, which was a thorough discussion on growing significance of technical education in the era of information and technology.

In addition, the Career Talk Show Session, which was conducted by experts of respective areas of expertise, was really informative and convincing for the visitors, especially for those curious minds. The General Secretary of AECoN, Er. Ramesh K. Shrestha said that the talk show session cleared the confusion and dilemma of those hopefuls who were desperate enough to carve out a career in the engineering sphere in Nepal. Dr. Rajiv Subba, the Chief at Communication Directorate of Nepal Police focused on ICT privileges in the 21st Century. Similarly, Er. Gyanendra Lal Pradhan spoke on how students can focus on their career after attaining their ten-plus-two graduation. He also analyzed the sustainability of job seekers and entrepreneurs in this globalized era. In addition, Dr. Mahabir Pun told his success story despite myriads of challenges on his way to the winning touchdown. He insisted that career pursuers should concentrate on their goals and should not get distracted by frivolous issues. In other words, he said that they should not look back when they’ve already set the target to accomplish a task which might turn out to be their long-sought career. Subsequently, Dr. Surya Raj Acharya gave the participants facile tips to succeed in engineering courses. Next speaker was the one who has inspired Nepalese people immensely— Er. Kulman Ghising, Managing Director of Nepal Electricity Authority. He urged the students to work effectively to attain a professional life. He added honesty, accountability, commitment, dedication etc. are some parameters that allow one to gain confidence and reach the destination without squandering time and wealth. He also shared his success story that he has been able to make Nepal a load-shedding free nation which suffered 16-20 hours of power cut daily a couple of years ago. Er. Dilli Ram Adhikari, Managing Director of Nepal Telecom shared his views on scope and importance of Electronics and Communication Engineers in Nepal. Prof. Ramchandra Sapkota, Dean of Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University and Er. Buddhi Raj Joshi, Dean of School of Engineering, Pokhara University have focused on quality of Engineering education and the strength of their respective Universities. The Vice Chairperson of Nepal Engineering Council Er. Arna Raj SIlwal and Registrar Er. Khem Raj Joshi have also shared their views and suggested the students to study engineering in Nepal itself.

Shrinkhala Khatiwada, Miss Nepal-2018 and an Architect, delivered an inspiring speech bringing her own success story on the limelight. She also shared secret of her outstanding academic career from school life to college life, winning the crown of Miss Nepal, and finally making herself to the list of final 12 contestants in Miss World 2018. Raman Nepali gave a motivational speech on maintaining equilibrium between three most vital aspects of a healthy life: physical, mental and spiritual salubriousness.

Er. Ramesh K. Shrestha said the AECoN has planned to conduct such an inviting engineering education fair in every province, and finally in Kathmandu from the following year.

Five most inspiring personalities: Mr. Ramesh Kumar Silwal, Er. Basanta Chan Marahatta, Prof. Hirendra Man Pradhan, Er. Rameshwar Rijal and Prof. Shivhari Sharma Mudhbhari are in the Advisory Board of AECoN.


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