Nepal Geological Society (NGS)

Nepalese National Group of IAEG Since 20 Years

+977-01-4437874
P.O.Box No. 231 Kathmandu, Nepal
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18th Executive Excellent Award

1) Name of the Scholarship: 18th Executive Excellent Award

This scholarship is established by personal contribution from the members of 18th executive committee. There is individual contribution of amount in their interest. The 18th executive committee consists of:  Dr. Kabi Raj Paudyal (President), Dr. Ganesh Nath Tripathi (Vice-president), Dr. Kamala Kant Acharya (General Secretary), Mr. Surendra Maharjan (Joint-secretary), Mr. Laxman Subedi (Treasurer), Ms. Indira Shiwakoti (Member), Mr. Dev Kumar Shyangbo (Member), Mr. Narayan Adhikari (Member), Mr. Rabindra Dhakal (Member), Mr. Bala Ram Upadhyaya (Member), Mr. Lokendra Pandeya (Member) and Miss Sunu Dawadi (Member).

2) Amount of Scholarship

The total amount is NRs. 230,000 (in words: two hundred thirty thousands only), which will be deposited in a fixed deposit in Rastriya Banijjya Bank, Bhotahitiy branch in the name of Nepal Geological Society. The interest of that amount will be given to the appropriate candidate.

3) Candidates of scholarship:

Students who are studying in Master’s Degree in General Geology, Engineering Geology or any other disciplines of geology under Tribhuvan University securing the highest marks in Bachelor’s Degree.

4) Selection Criteria:

NGS will form a Scholarship sub-committee including one member from the donor. Here, any one member of the 18th executive committee should be included in the sub-committee on behalf of donor. The sub-committee will write a letter to the head of the subject committee of the geology (Head of the Central Department of Geology or Department of Geology, Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus or other campuses who will run the M.Sc. program in geology in future) to propose the name of highest score students in B.Sc. level and studying in M.Sc. in geology/engineering geology or other related degree in geology.  If two or more students ranked in the highest position, the amount will be divided in equal proportion.

5) Scholarship Distribution:

The scholarship will be distributed in each AGM of Nepal Geological Society (Generally in Bhadra of each year). In Scholarship distribution ceremony representative member (s) from the donor will be invited as the guest.

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Jagadiswar-Shahi Shrestha Scholarship Award

Terms of Scholarship

1) Name of the Scholarship:

JAGADISWAR-SHASHI SHRESTHA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN GEO-SCIENCE

2) Donor (s): Jagdiswar Nath Shrestha (former president and founder member of Nepal Geological Society (NGS); and his wife Shashi Prabha Shrestha

3) Amount of Scholarship:

NRS 300,000 (Three Lakhs Nepali Rupees), seed money will be deposited in a fixed deposit in a Class A bank (Probably Rastriya Banijjya Bank) in the name of Nepal Geological Society. The interest of that amount will be distributed as scholarship each year.

4) Fixed Deposit

Donor will deposit the amount as a fixed deposit in a bank prescribed by the NGS or handover the Cheque to the President/General Secretary of the Society in the presence of other executives.  All the documents and record related to award will be kept safe in the NGS office preparing a separate file.

5) Candidates of scholarship:

Student who secures the first position (topper of the batch) in General Geology (Applied Geology, Mining Geology and Hydrogeology) from the Tribhuvan University in his/her Master’s Degree.

6) Number of Candidates:

One student (if two students will get equal position/marks, the amount will be divided equally).

7) Selection Criteria:  

NGS will form a scholarship-selection sub-committee including one member from donor or recommended candidate from donor. The sub-committee will announce a notice and will ask for the application from the interested and eligible candidates. The committee will select the name based on the following criteria:

  1. Recommendation from the Head of the Central Department of Geology, T.U. Kirtipur.
  2. Academic Certificates of Master’s Degree

8) Scholarship Distribution:

a) The scholarship will be distributed in each AGM of Nepal Geological Society (generally in Bhadra of each year). An invitation will be sent to the grant or donor family (up to five persons) to participate the program as the guests.

b) In addition, the donor Mr. and Mrs. Shrestha will provide every year, on top of the scholarship an amount, equivalent to the Life Membership Fee of NGS for that year.

c) A sum, as decided by the Scholarship Selection Sub-committee, along with a medal and a certificate will be awarded.

9) Discontinuation

In the event that Nepal Geological Society decides to discontinue management of the scholarship, the seed amount will be returned to the donor or his representative. However, such amount will be utilized only for any other purpose aimed at development of Geo-science in Nepal.

10) Addition

At any time in future the donor or his family may add to the seed money. Interest from such additional amount will be utilized to increase the number of recipients of the award in any way in consultation in Nepal Geological Society.

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PADMAMOD Scholarship

Memorandum of Agreement
For the establishment of PADMAMOD Scholarship Fund

This Memorandum of Agreement is made between the Nepal Geological Society (“NGS”), a professional civil society organization duly registered with the Governmet of Nepal (Registration Number 17/036/37), and Mr. Avani Dixit (“Donor”), resident of Bhaisepati Saibu Awas, House Number 200, Block U, Road SR-10, Ward Number 25, Lalitpur Metropolitan City, Nepal, for the establishment and administration of a scholarship to support students to conduct MSc Research in Geology.

Whereas, Dr. Kabiraj Poudel, President of Nepal Geological Society and Dr. Kamala Kant Acharya, General Secretary of NGS have had a series of talks with Mr. Avani Dixit on the need to establish scholarships for promoting education of Geological and Disaster Reduction sciences in Nepal,

Whereas, Mr. Avani Dixit and his consort Mrs. Barsha Dharel Dixit are desirous to support NGS in their quest for promotion of above-mentioned education by donating a capital sum of money to establish and administer a scholarship in memory of Avani Dixit’s late mother Mrs. Padma Dixit,

It is agreed by both parties as follows:

A. Name of the Scholarship: PADMAMOD SCHOLARSHIP (PADMAMOD means “fragrance of white lotus” in Sanskrit language). This Scholarship aims to partially support Nepalese students for conducting their Thesis-related research in partial fulfilment of the requirements to obtain the degree of Master of Science in Geology or Engineering Geology.

B.Donor (s): Mr. Avani Dixit (in the memory of Avani’s late mother Mrs. PadmaDixit)

C. Amount of PADMAMOD Scholarship initial fund: Avani Dixit will donate a sum of NRS 500,000 (Five Lakhs Nepali Rupees only) to NGS for the establishment andadministration of PADMAMOD Scholarship. This sum will be deposited in a fixed deposit account in a Class A bank (Rastriya Banijjya Bank) in a separate account of the Nepal Geological Society PADMAMOD Scholarship Fund. A separate bank account will allow the Donor or NGS to further fund-raise to increase thecapital amount of the PADMAMOD Scholarship Fund. In case additional sum is contributed to the scholarship fund in the future by the Donor or any otherindividual, the number of the scholarships awarded per year may increase, which will be determined jointly by the two parties. The principle fund would not be used for administering the scholarship award or granting the scholarship. Only the interest accrued on principle amount of the fund will be used for grantingthe scholarships along with some logistics costs such as printing of certificates and medals. With this initial principal PADMAMOD Scholarship amount, two students will be awarded scholarships annually. The NGS will decideon the scholarship amount annually, based on the interest accrued in the year.

D. Candidates of scholarship: Students who are studying either geology or engineering geology in any university of Nepal and doing her/his master’s dissertation in a topic that relates to geo-hazards risk management.

E. Number of PADMAMOD Scholarship Candidates: Two students (one female and one male students); if there are no suitable female or male candidates in any year, then the NGS may decide to either award that year’s Scholarship to another deserving candidate, or put the unspent amount into the NGS PADMAMOD Scholarship Fund account to increase the principle sum.

F. PADMAMOD Scholarship Sub-committee of NGS: NGS will form a Scholarship Sub-committee that will be responsible for administrating this and other scholarship awards and selection of the candidates and awardees. A representative of the Donor will be invited to the annual meetings of the PADMAMOD Scholarship selection process as a bona fide member with voting right in the selection process.

G. PADMAMOD Scholarship Selection Criteria:The Scholarship Sub-committee of NGS will issue call for applications from interested and eligible candidates by announcing the scholarship annually wellin advance of the scholarship award date. The committee will select twoawardees- one female and one male, based on the following criteria andpre-requisites:

i. Prospective candidates must submit an application for PADMAMOD Scholarshipstating the motivation for applying, her/his commitment to research topic, andhow the award might contribute to her/his future career goals.

ii. Proof of academic excellence (high scores in the preceding two examinations (finalexamination of the first semester/year and/or second semester/year of Master’sdegree). Certified copies of relevant documents (academic certificate/marksheet) evidencing academic excellence is a must.

iii. Approved proposal for a Master’s dissertation on a topic that relates to Geo-hazardsrisk management.

iv. A Letter of Recommendation from current supervisor(s)

v. While promise of academic excellence and a commitment to serve Nepal will bethe main criteria, relative preference may be given to the needy candidatesespecially from remote areas of Nepal.

H. PADMAMOD Scholarship Fund webpage: A separate webpage or webpages will be created within the domain of NGS website for PADMAMOD Scholarship Fund. The following information will be published in the webpage(s), annually:

i. The call for application for PADMAMOD Scholarship.

ii. The result of the Scholarship award, immediately after the decision by the PADMAMOD Scholarship Selection Sub-Committee of NGS.

iii. Master’s thesis of the successful candidates, immediately upon completion of master’s thesis.

I. Scholarship Distribution: The PADMAMOD Scholarship will be distributed in each Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Nepal Geological Society (generally in Bhadra/August of each year). A representative of Donor will be invited to attend the award function as a guest; in addition invitation will be extended up to four guests of Donor choice.

J. Amendment of the Agreement: This agreement can be changed on the mutual agreement of the two parties, if needed.

I order to affirm their wishes and a commitment to abide by the conditions of this Memorandum of Agreement, both parties to this agreement affixed their signatures amidst witnesses as appearing below.

Executedon the 20th Day of August of 2018 (2nd of Bhadra of 2075Vikram Sambat) at Kathmandu, Nepal

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Interaction program between 18th executive committee and senior members of the society on “Role of Geologist on Federal System” and “Formation of Geological Council”

Nepal Geological Society (NGS) organized an interaction program between 18th executive committee and senior members of the society in the topic “Role of geologists on Federal System” and “Formation of Geological Council” on 2074/5/30, Friday at the auditorium hall of the Department of Mines and Geology, Lainchaur, Kathmandu. About thirty five senior members of the society were present on the interaction program. Dr. Kabi Raj Paudyal, President of the Society delivered welcome speech and highlighted the interaction program. Mr. Rajendra Khanal, Director General of Department of Mines and Geology; Mr. Churna Bahadur Wali, Deputy Director General of the Department of Irrigation; Mr. Andy Prakash Bhatta, President of Nepal Hydrogeological Association; Mr. Achyutananda Bhandari, Honorary Member and Ex-President of the NGS, Mr. Vinod Singh Chhetri, Ex-President of the NGS; Mr. Krishna Prasad Kaphle, Ex-President and Honorary Member of the NGS; Dr. Soma Nath Sapkota, Deputy Director General of Department of Mines and Geology; Dr. Naresh Kazi Tamrakar, Associate Professor of Central Department of Geology and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Nepal Geological Society; Dr. Danda Pani Adhikari, Associate professor of the Department of Environmental Science, Tri-Chandra Campus and Immediate Past President of the NGS; Mr. Moti Bahadur Kunwar (senior member of NGS); Mr. Govinda Sharma Pokhrel (senior member of NGS) put their view on the topic and fruitful discussions were made. They suggested to make a strong coordination among the geologists woking in different ogranizations to ensure the maximum number of geologists in different sectors.  Similarly, Mr. Suresh Raj Upreti, Mr. Uttam Bol Shrestha, Mr. Ramesh Kumar Aryal and Prof. Dr. Suresh Das Shrestha also took part in the interaction program. They highlighted the necessity of the geological council to improve the quality of the geological profession. Mr. Prakash Pokhrel (geologist from Department of Mines and Geology) and Mr. Narayan Adhikari (Member of 18th executive committee) served as the rapporteurs. At the end of the program Dr. Kabi Raj Paudyal, President of the NGS assured to incorporate the suggestions from distinguished participants and to take the necessary steps for the process in his concluding remarks. At the last of the program, Dr. Ganesh Nath Tripathi, Vice President of the NGS, extended vote of thanks.The program was conducted by Dr. Kamala Kanta Acharya, general secretary of the Society.

Conclusion of the program

1. NepalGeological Society (NGS), Department of Mines and Geology (DMG), Department ofIrrigation (DoI), Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University along with othergeo-science related organizations should make strong coordination tocommunicate with concerned authorities of governmental organization to ensureand extend the role and responsibility of geologists on newly proposedrestructuring  system of the government.

2. Geological Council isnecessary to overallmonitor the involvement, qualification and experience of the geoscientists inthe field of geological profession. Therefore, result-oriented action should be taken bythe Society for the formation of geological council. 



IDDR- Day, 2017 Organized

Venue: Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu

Date: October 13, 2017 ((Friday, 27 Ashwin 2074)

Nepal GeologicalSociety (NGS) has observed the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR)on October 13, 2017 (Friday, 27 Ashwin 2074). The venue was Nepal TourismBoard, Bhrikutimandap, Kathamndu. NGS has been observing IDDR Day regularlyeach year by organizing different programs. This year, the society organized a one day symposium with six presentations on related theme (Theme ofIDDR 2017 is Home Safe Home: Reducing Exposure Reducing Displacement) inassociation with National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) / Department of WaterInduced Disaster Management (DWIDM)/ President Chure- Terai MadheshConservation Development Board (PCTMCDB)/ International Centre for IntegratedMountain Development (ICIMOD)/ Nepal Tourisms Board (NTB) and National Societyfor Earthquake Technology Nepal (NSET). Mr. Churna Bahadur Wali, DeputyDirector General of the Department of Irrigation was the Convener of thesymposium. The symposium was divided into Inaugural and Technical Session and141 participants were present in the program.

INAUGURAL SESSION

Dr. Kabi RajPaudyal, President of the NGS chaired the session and Honorable Minister Mr.Sanjaya Kumar Gautam, Ministry of Irrigation was the chief guest of the program.Mr. Churna Bahadur Wali, Deputy Director General of Department of Irrigationand Convener of the IDDR Day Organizating Committee-2074 delivered welcomespeech on behalf of the NGS and organizing committee. Chief Guest HonorableMinister Gautam inaugurated the program by lightening the lamp. Dr. Kabi RajPaudyal, President of the NGS highlighted the program and activities of NGS inthe field of disaster reduction. Professor Dr. Jibaraj Pokhrel, Vice Chancellorof NAST; Mr. Birendra Yadav, Chairman,President Chure- Terai Madhesh Conservation Development Board; Prof. Dr. Govinda Raj Pokharel, CEO,NationalReconstruction Authority delivered their speech as the guest of the program.Chief Guest Honorable Minister Mr. Sanjaya Kumar Gautam mentioned the need ofsuch program and assured support from the government in his speech. At the endof the session, Dr. Ganesh Nath Tripathi, Vice President of the NGS extendedconcluding remarks and vote of thanks. The program was conducted by Dr. KamalaKant Acharya, General Secretary of the NGS

TECHNICAL SESSION

        Following the inaugural session a technical session was held. Mr. Samjol Ratna Bajracharya chaired the session and Mr. Bishowmani Pokhrel and Dr. Ashok Sigdel served as rapporteurs. Six technical papers were presented in the session. The title and presenter of the session is summarized below:

S.N Title of the paper Presenter
1 Reducing flood risks by reaching the most vulnerable in the Hindu-Kush Himalaya Neera Shrestha Pradhan, ICIMOD
2 Flood Early Warning System in Nepal Rajendra Sharma, Binod Parajuli and Sunil Pokharel , DHM
3 Understanding Monitoring and Evaluation on Flood Early Warning System for Climate Induced Hazards in Nepal in the perspective of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 – 2030 Ramesh Man Tuladhar DRR and M&E Specialist, Freelance Consultant
4 The Lesson learned for Buildings Structures and Nonstructural Components: A Case of Gorkha Earthquake Sujan Raj Adhikari and Omkala Khanal,  NSET
5 Community based low-cost Flash Flood Early Warning System in Nepal Basanta Raj Adhikari and Nagendra Raj Sitoula,Centre for Disaster Studies, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
6 Landslide inventory mapping along Ramche-Jharlan Area in Dhading, Rasuwa and Nuwakot districts, Lesser Himalaya, Central Nepal Jharendra K.C., Purushottam Neupane, Deepak Gautam and Kabi Raj Paudyal, Central Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal

There were lively discussions and comments on each paper immediately after the presentation. After the completion of all presentations, Samjol Ratna Bajracharya, Chairman of the session called all the presenters on the dais and congratulated them. One our open discussion was held within the presented topic. At the end of the program chairman briefly commented on the papers and extended thanks to all the participants who have participated and helped to make the symposium grand success.



One Day Workshop Program Organized on the occasion of Earthquake Safety Day Program

Nepal Geological Society organized a one day workshop on Earthquake Safety Day-2074 in 2074/10/13 at the conference hall of the World Trade Center, Tripureshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal in association with Private and Boarding School Association Nepal (PABSON Kathmandu Province). About 150 participants including 90 Secondary level teachers and founder of different schools of the Kathmandu valley were participated on the workshop. The main theme of the workshop was Earthquake Safety and earth science curriculum in the school level. The workshop was divided into two sessions. First session was technical and later one was closing ceremony.

TECHNICAL SESSION

In technical Session five presentations and one documentary and safety demonstration were presented. Dr. Ganesh Nath Tripathi, Vice President of the NGS and Mr. Laxman Subedi, Treasurer of the NGS served as Chair and Co-chair of the session. There were five presentations in the technical session. Out of these two were related to curriculum and three were related to the earthquake science and school safety. Mr. Kamal Sapkota presented on present curriculum of school science. Similarly, Dr. Kabi Raj Paudyal president of NGS and Mr. Saroj Maharjan, principal of Jesse’s School, presented on the present geo-science curriculum of school level. They pointed several shortcomings in the syllabus and mistakes in the text books. Mr. Sudhir Rajaure (DDG/DMG), Mr. Lok Bijaya Adhikari (Chief/NSC) and Mr. Mukunda Bhattarai from Department of Mines and Geology presented on the earthquake science and school safety. Students of Nepal Geological Student Society (NGSS) from Central Department of Geology and Department of Geology Tri-Chandra Campus presented a short earthquake documentary and  earthquake safety demonstration. Dr. Kamala Kanta Acharya, general secretary of NGS and Mr. Bharat Bhandari, Asst. Prof. of Central Department of Environmental Science, were involved to prepare these presentation and demonstration materials.  

CLOSING CEREMONY

Closing Ceremony was conducted by Dr. Kamala Kant Acharya, General Secretary of the NGS; chaired by Dr. Kabi Raj Paudyal, President of the NGS and the chief guest of the session was Prof. Dr. Rameshwor Adhikari, Director of Research Center for Applied Science and Technology (RECAST), TU. In the start of the program, Dr. Kabi Raj Paudyal, President of the NGS delivered the welcome speech and highlighted the program. Mr. Ram Prasad Ghimire, Deputy Director General of the Department of Mines and geology; Mr. Churna Bahadur Wali, Deputy Director General of the Department of Irrigation; Mr. Krishna Prasad Kapri, for Deputy Director of Secondary Level Curriculum Development Center; Dr. Ananta Prasad Gajurel, Head, Department of Geology, Tri-Chandra Campus and Ms. Deepika Thapa, Vice President of the PABSON Central Committee delivered their speech as the guest of the program. Chief Guest, Prof. Dr. Rameshwor Adhikari, Director of RECAST explained the importance of such workshop in his speech and presentation and gave thanks to NGS and PABSON for the joint effort to carry out such fruitful program to school teachers and directors. At the end of the program, Mr. Thankin Kumar Gurung, President of the PABSON Kathmandu Valley Province extended his vote of thanks.




Press meeting on the third memory of 2015 Gorkha Earthquake

Venue: Department of Water Resources and Irrigation (DOWRI)

Date: April 25, 2018

Organizer: Nepal Geological Society (NGS)

Press meeting on thememory of 3 years of Gorkha Earthquake was conducted by the Society on April25, 2018 on the Auditorium Hall of Department of Irrigation, Jawalakhel,Lalitpur. On the occasion 25 journalists from different media house were participated. The program was chaired by president of the Nepal Geological Society Dr. Kabi Raj Paudyal and Dr. Amod Mani Dixit General Secretary of NSET was the chief guest. Prof. Dr. Tara Nidhi Bhattarai (Member, NationalReconstruction Authority), Dr. Deepak Chamlagain (Assistant professor,Department of Geology, Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus), Dr. Sudhir Rajaure (DeputyDirector General, Department of Mines and Geology) and Mr. Mukunda Bhattarai(Seismologist, National Seismological Center) delivered their presentationrelated to Gorkha Earthquake and its aftermath. After the presentation a pressrelease was distributed to the media persons and all the participants. ChiefGuest of the program Dr. Amod Mani Dixit highlighted the need of such programto disseminate the research findings related to earthquake to the stake holdersduring his speech. At the end of the program Vice President of the NepalGeological Society gave vote of thanks. The program was conducted by Mr.Surendra Maharjan, Deputy General Secretary of the Nepal Geological Society.



Training and Interaction program on: “Mining and Engineering Geology in the Field”

Venue: seminar hall of the Central Department of Geology, Kirtipur

Date: 8 July, 2018.

Organizer: Nepal Geological Society and Nepal Geological Student Society (NGSS)

One day training and interaction program on Mining and Engineering Geology profession was jointly organized by Nepal Geological Society (NGS) and Nepal Geological Student Society (NGSS) in the seminar hall of the Central Department of Geology, Kirtipur on 8 July, 2018. The training was targeted to the master level students of final semester in general geology and engineering geology. More than 60 students participated from Central Department of Geology and Department of Geology, Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus. The main aim of the program was to prepare the students for professional job especially in the field of mining and engineering geology. On the program Mr. Lila Nath Rimal (Mining Geology Expert) and Mr. Sanjeev Regmi (Engineering Geology Expert), presented and interacted with students about the role and responsibility of young geologists in these sectors in future. They focused on the present rules, regulations, system, working trend, duties and inputs of geologists, quality assurance, most adopted guidelines, content of report preparation, communication with other disciplines etc.

The program was chaired by Dr. Kabi Raj Paudyal, President of Nepal Geological Society. He highlighted the advantage of such program to develop professional skills in new job with new responsibility. He added that the academic knowledge might not be fully sufficient for specific professional duties and such type of training program would help to orient the young geologists in their professional job overcoming the difficulties of understanding.

Speech from Prof. Dr.Lalu Prasad Paudel, Head of the Central Drpartmernt of Geology, Tribhuvan University

Dr. Kamala Kant Acharya, General Secretary of Nepal Geological Society andCoordinator of Academic and Professional Development Sub Committee deliveredthe welcome speech and highlighted the program. Prof. Dr. Lalu Prasad Paudel,Head of the Central Department of Geology focused on the need of such program.He assured to support such useful trainings from the CDG in coming days also inhis speech. Mr. Deepak Sapkota, president of NGSS conducted the program. At thelast of the program training certificates were distributed to the participants.



Invitation on talk program by Dr. Alan E. Fryar Falgun 12, 2076 (February 25, 2020)

Nepal Geological Society 

Talk Program on Friday, Falgun 12, 2076 

Title: “Checking the Pulse and Taking the Temperature: How Do Karst Springs Respond to Environmental Stresses?”


Date: February 24, 2020 (Falgun 12, 2076, Monday)
Venue: Auditorium Hall, Department of Mines and Geology
Time: 4:00 PM onward


Presenter: Prof. Dr. Alan E. Fryar , Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Kentucky



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