Dr. Bhola Thapa

288/32 Bhakti Thapa Marg

W. No. 10, KMNP -1

Thapatole, New Baneshwor

Kathmandu, Nepal



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PhD on “Sand Erosion in Hydraulic Machinery”

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Trondheim, Norway

Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

Rajasthan, India

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

Punjab Engineering College

Panjab University, Chandigarh, INDIA

Proficiency Certificate Level (Science)

Amrit Science Campus, Lainchaur, Kathmandu

Tribhuvan University

School Leaving Certificate

Laboratory High School,   Kirtipur, Kathmandu

HMG, Nepal



Administrative Position Registrar, Kathmandu University (2013-2018)

Dean, School of Engineering, (2008)

Acting Dean, School of Engineering (March 2007)

Head of Dept, Dept. of Comp. Sc. & Engg (Aug 2006)

Officiating Dean, School of Engineering (July 2005)

Associate Dean, School of Engineering (May 2005)

Head of Dept, Dept of Mech Engg (April 2005)

Incharge, Dept of Mech Engg (2000 and 2005)

Academic Position

Professor (2008)

Associate Professor (April 2005)

Asst. Professor (2000)

Lecturer (Sept 1994)


Department of Mechanical Engineering

School of Engineering,

Kathmandu University

Dhulikhel, Nepal

Field of work
  • Planning and monitoring activities and resources of department/school
  • Development of new academic program at School of Engineering
  • Resource generation for school and university
  • Deliver lectures to the undergraduate and graduate level students in engineering and science and to conduct practical classes
  • Supervising the engineering and research projects
  • Curriculum development
  • Developing educational materials for engineering education
  • Planning laboratory
  • Providing consulting services to the industry and execution of externally funded research projects
2 Post Project Assistant
Organization Educational Development Division, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India
Duration Jan 1999 to Dec 1999.
Field of work
  • Instructor for practical courses for B.E Program in Mechanical Engineering
3 Post Assistant Engineer (Mechanical)
Organization National Construction Company of Nepal Limited (Government Undertaking)  Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration Dec. 1991 to Nov. 1994
Field of work
  • Worked in mechanical department as mechanical engineer
  • Worked as section incharge in Stone Crusher and Quarry Section, Earth Moving Equipment Section and Workshop section.
4 Post Primary school teacher cum librarian
Organization Laboratory Boarding School
Duration July 1986 to December 1986
Field of work
  • Teaching science and mathematics in primary, secondary and higher secondary classes
  • Worked as librarian in school library.

PhD Thesis

Sand Erosion in Hydraulic Machinery” Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim,2004


“The effects of sediments on wear of hydroelectric turbines in Nepal and repair of turbine runners” submitted in partial fulfillment of ME degree at BITS, Pilani in the year 1999


    • Norwegian Fellowship under the Quota Program for PhD study at NTNU, Norway in the year 2001
    • Certificate with gold medal awarded by Ministry for Education on the occasion of EDUCATION DAY 2054 for contribution in education field
    • Fellowship under the Netherlands Fellowship Programme was awarded by the Kingdom of the Netherlands for participating in the Maintenance Course organized by IITM, Enschede, The Netherlands, under the recommendation of H.M.G. Nepal in the year 1993
    • Colombo Plan Scholarship awarded for four year by Government of India under the recommendation of Ministry of education, H.M.G., Nepal in 1986
  • Gold Medal with certificate was awarded by Laboratory School in 1983 for standing first division in S.L.C. examination 1983 (BS 2039)