Nepal Geological Society (NGS)

Nepalese National Group of IAEG Since 20 Years

P.O.Box No. 231 Kathmandu, Nepal

Category: 18th Executive Excellent Award

18th Executive Excellent Award

December 19th, 2018 by

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

December 19th, 2018 by

Terms of Scholarship

1) Name of the Scholarship:


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

December 18th, 2018 by

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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