A two-days workshop on Measures of Excelling Quality & Potential for Achieveing Sustainable Pass Rate was conducted by Pokara University on 25 – 26 September, 2018. The workshop was a two days affair at Hotel Asiatique, Biratnagar. Participants from college affiliated to Purbanchal University comprised a total sum of 150 partakers. Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Giriraj Mani Pokharel, inaugurated the session. Minister Pokhrel emphasized on the need to regulate academics according to the needs of the market. He also focused on skill and value based learning.
Prof. Dr. Mahananda Chalise presented on the strategic aspects of quality in Education for the improvement of educational Institutions. He discussed several management tools to improve the educational environment. The second day’s session begun with presentation on Quality Enhancement and Accreditation. Prof. Dr. Bashudev Kafle, expert from University Grant Commission ( Nepal chapter) highlighted on the measures of improving quality for accreditation. Similarly, personnels from the University helped understand the Education Management Information System of PU. EMIS system. EMIS can help smooth functioning of information sharing.
The other highlights of the workshop was information shared by Dr. Surya Sangraula, Controller (PU). Dr. Sangraula assured proper channeling of information through a systemtic EMIS system. He also assured of timely examinations and results.
The Q/A session helped answer the queries of participants from different colleges. It was a workshop with fruitful results.
On 8 Sep 2018, the fresher’s welcome and farewell program was organized by the college as a part of the college culture. It was initiated and managed by the MBA 14th and 15th along with EMBA 3rd batch students.
Programme began with the formal program in which firstly the BOD, Mr. Kapil Dev Regmi inaugurated the programme by lightning the lamp. Then Programme started with the welcome speech by one of the organizing member Mr. Ramesh Bhatta. Ms Rashmi Sharma, Program Coordinator formally welcomed MBA 2017 fall, E/MBA 2018 spring and MBA 2018 fall students.
Mr. Kapil Dev Regmi also address students and in his speech he stressed students’ participation and contribution in improving country’s’ academic mores. Appreciating the efforts of the students, Mr. Regmi wished for successful career to the passed out students and hoped that the newly enrolled students will achieve their dreams.
The second part was regarding felicitating and welcoming students along with cultural performances followed by dance party and dinner. Pass out students received token of love and freshers were presented with a bouquet. Also, Mr. Nabraj Pandey from MBA 12th Batch and Mr. Birat Kazi Raut from EMBA 2nd Batch were bestowed with the title of College Ambassadors.
During the programme, 2 Male and 3 Female fresher’s contended for the title of Mr. and Miss Fresher. It was tough and interesting contest as all of them are exceptionally talented. After several talent rounds, Ms. Shraddha Sakya and Mr. Vidhan Pradhan won the title. The program was a great success and most of the students attended and were entertained.
Addressing the students, Principal of the college, Mr. Badal Pradhan emphasized the importance of co-curricular and extracurricular events in the life of students. He wished students for their journey and commended the organizing committee.
Event was wrapped with the extra ordinary performances and acts and it was entertaining and mingling fiesta. The students showcased their best talent to make this program an extremely memorable and nostalgic one. The program was attended by more than 200 students.
KDBC sturdily believes in providing worth learning experience and exposure to its students. As a part of approved Academic/Activity Calendar, 19 students of 2nd, MBA 16th batch, accompanied by the Dy. PC undertook a very interesting and informative 3 days industrial tour to Lumbini, Sauraha Chitwan and Parasi and Pepsicola, Chitwan.
It was a great opportunity for students to explore different parts of Nepal, experience the beauty of country, rich heritage, and entrepreneurship opportunities and understands the culture and lives as well appreciate the architectural excellence of our country.
First day of the tour started with World recognized and World Heritage Site, Lumbini. It is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi District of Province No. 5 in Nepal. According to Buddhist tradition, Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama in 563 BCE in this place. There are many Temples to visit and most of them are visited by our students. Students loved the peaceful atmosphere and above all the Mayadevi Temple, which is one of the best archaeological evidence of Lord Buddha. Site was blend of beautiful monasteries built by different Buddhist countries like China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Germany and the different architecture and prayer areas.
On second day of the tour students explore Saswat Dham’s beauty on the way to Chitwan and after reaching Sauraha they enjoyed Dugout canoeing at ‘Budi Rapti’ and jungle walk. In the evening take pleasure in dancing and enjoyed inlighted evening with ‘Tharu Cultural Program’ followed by dinner.
Next day after Breakfast the group enjoyed the elephant breeding center and Jungle safari in Jeep followed by departure to Chitwan for industrial visit. Students really enjoyed and get insight about the PepsiCo products and its manufacturing. During the visit to Senior manager sales showed the production plant, where the students learnt how different beverages under PepsiCo brand are manufactured and distribution channels involved in whole transformation process. Students also briefed about the current business challenges, post earthquake effects, future growth market, as well as opportunities and threats in the Nepalese market. Students got many ideas about the local businesses as well such as vegetable farming, cattle farming and local tourism and entrepreneurship opportunities in the region.
The industrial visit was very informative, students gain insight into Nepal’s leading beverage industry.Read More
On 24 and 25 August 2018, the orientation program for the students of MBA 18th fall batch was organized in Gokarna Forest Resort. The orientation ceremony was attended by 24 new entrants, KDBC Board members, faculty members and staff. The program started with a hearty welcome and speech covering the vision, mission and value system of the college by Ms Rashmi Sharma. The Board Director, Mr. Kapil Dev Regmi briefed about the MBA program and highlighted the significance of management education.
Ms Samjhana Kharel, BOD, indulge students in a very participative and energetic way of knowing each other that connected the students, the faculty and the management. All the students discovered it interesting to introduce their friends and know each other in an unusual approach. Mr. Rajendra Bhadur Shrestha, Motivational speaker binds students mind into the core of self exploration in his motivational and interactive session. It was wonderful session on inner peace and happiness and also shared his rich experience with the students. Rajesh Shrestha, BOD gave very interesting insights on the MBA charm in present scenario in his short say.
The Vice Chairperson of the college, Hon Umesh Shrestha Chairman of KDBC, welcomed the students and stressed on the need and importance of the decision making and education in the student’s life. He expressed his optimism about the ample opportunities and entrepreneurship aspects in the country and motivates students for their contribution.
Students highly appreciated the management game conducted by Ms Neha Amatya, Faculty of KDBC, in which students enjoyed the self exploration and team building acts. Ms. Madhuri Shrestha, Program Officers, hosted the program. It was an inspirational and memorable event comprised of worthwhile motivational speeches, management games, talent show, performances and golfing.
The new academic session for the students began on 17 August 2018.Read More
Keeping in mind the veritable business acumen required to do well in the corporate world; business events are designed to test one’s managerial skills. KDBC, as a leading management education provider, offers many skilled based learning to its students. Through such events, college has been encouraging participants to enhance soft skills required to become an excellent manager.
Such events hone and test their management potentials and business acumen, by engaging them in a series of challenging aura, covering an array of management skills.
The Annual KDBC FEST 2018 was inaugurated by Mr. Yogendra Shakya (Chairman, Hotel Ambassador) and other dignitaries of the college. Mr. Yogendra Shakya (Chief Guest of the Function) shared the importance of sportsmanship, passion, dedication development through such events. Mr. Sakya visited various stalls and appreciated the students for their efforts in developing the concepts and executing it with precision.
Addressing the students, Chairman of the college, Prof. Dr. Sriram Bhagut Mathe emphasized the importance of co-curricular and extracurricular events in the life of students. He wished his best to the students and commended the organizing committee. In his closing remarks, he extended his gratitude to Mr. Yogendra Shakya for finding time to grace the event by his presence.
After the inaugural session, the crowd got swooning by music from Fusion Mantra. They got the crowd engaging. Bands from the college added flavor to the music palette. The highlight of the day had Swoopna Suman addressing the mass with his enticing music and graceful persona. DJ Rahul wrapped the event with his musical fiesta.
KDBC FEST 2018 was a blend of Fun, Sports, Marketing, Technical & Cultural events. More than 3000 enthusiast students and educationist participated in the fest and the event was sponsored by Kathmandu Coffee, Vespa scooters, Pepsi, Bota, Dhuku, Preety Click, Bon Holidays, City Express, Gauri Shanker, Edu-bridge, Chandragiri Hills Pvt. Ltd., Kanjirowa School & many other major brands.
KDBC Fest organized by MBA and BBA students on 14th of July, turned out to be a grand success. The participants including students, faculty and management, all enjoyed the show alike and cheered the events.
The event is a testimony of education in its practical sense. The college Management credited the students to have put together a wonderful show, par excellence.
A Panel Discussion was hosted by KDBC on 7 July 2018. The topic of the discussion was Youth Entrepreneurship: Opportunities and Challenges in Nepal. The discussion was aimed at bringing in experts from different areas related to entrepreneurship on a common platform. The panel consisted of the following members:
Mr. Shikshit Bhatta (Tootle)
Mr. Arniko Rajbhandari (Arniko Society & Nepal Dairy)
Mr. Bilal Ahmed (Latido Leathers)
Mr. Kavi Raj Joshi (Founder & Managing Director, Next Venture Corp.)
Mr. Salil Subedi (Co-Founder, Himalayan Culture Mill)
Ms. Reecha Sharma (Nepali Actress, VJ and Model)
Mr. Niraj Khanal ( CEO- Antarprerana)
It was an interactive session where students gained the opportunity to learn and explore. The panelist, known for their contributions in the respective domains, talked about how the business scenario in Nepal has evolved in the past few years and also shared their industry-specific entrepreneurial opportunities. They were kind enough to share their personal stories and start-ups.
The panel discussed about how the ease of doing business is increasing in Nepal. How the young minds are innovating into business and how the investors are coming forward to help them. Question like “the start-up bubble” were taken and justified with solid answers. However, the panel also clarified that there are no soft landings in entrepreneurship.
The programme had started with the paper presentation by Ms. Shraddha Shakya. With the facilitation offered by Ms. Meghna Shrestha, Ms. Utsah Lamichhane and Ms. Priya Agrawal, students of MBA 1 semester, had short important questions to the panelists as moderators. The panelists had elaborated and discussed the enlightening effect of the start-up initiatives on future and the intricacies involved in Nepal. They had also focused on the opportunities and loopholes in the upcoming start-ups in Nepal. The final advice given by the panel to the students was “Start-ups are not about ideas – they are all about making the ideas happen”.
The discussion concluded with a Q/A session and the panelists’ snippets on the future of education and the role of creativity and innovation in the institutions of higher learning.
The Chairman of KDBC Prof. Dr. Sriram Bhagut Mathe, thanked the erudite panelists, enthused the audience and the KDBC Team for their support in making the event a grand success.Read More
Nepal Education Foundation Consortium of Colleges (NEF-CCN) Exchanged Mou with Panyapiwat Institute of Management (PIM), Thailand
On 31 May 2017, Nepal Education Foundation Consortium of Colleges (NEF-CCN) including Kathmandu Don Bosco College (KDBC), exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding with Panyapiwat Institute of Management (PIM), located in Nonthaburi, Thailand in an event organized by KDBC at Hotel Radisson. This was the result of the visit by Prof. Dr. Sriram Bhagut Mathe, along with Mr. Kapil Dev Regmi and Ms. Samjhana Kharel to PIM in Oct 2016 to discuss and explore the possibility of joint academic cooperation followed by the visit to Nepal by the PIM delegation.
PIM is Thailand’s first and largest Corporate University. It was established in 2007, under the flagship of CP ALL Public Company Limited, a member of the Charoen Pokphand Group. With the Institute’s retail educational and research emphasis and commitment to producing academically skilled and job-ready graduates, the main approach to teaching and learning at PIM is work-based Education. PIM currently has 9 faculties, and 1 international college. A total of 25 Thai programs, 2 English programs and 2 Chinese programs are currently taught to over 13,000 students with the help of over 900 staffs and lecturers at its Cheangwattana campus.
H.E. Mr. Bhakavat Tanskul, the Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal graced the MoU exchange ceremony. The MoU was exchanged by Prof. Sriram Bhagut Mathe, Chairman of Nepal Education Foundation Consortium of Colleges (NEF-CCN) and Parichart Buakao, representative of PIM. The signed MoU covers the academic collaboration, internship programs, joint research and consultancy, cultural programs as well as exchange of faculty and students. HE Thai Ambassador emphasized the very strong linkage and cooperation between Thailand and Nepal and stated that this MoU signing was another bond of friendship.
Ms. Parichart Buakao expressed her happiness on the signing and hoped that this will result in academic collaboration as well as the exchange of knowledge and expertise. Prof. Mathe opined that this MoU will benefit both parties and encourage cooperation and collaboration in both the academic front, including joint academic collaboration and research as well as the entrepreneurial front.
Mr. Kapil Dev Regmi, Executive Director of KDBC stated that KDBC and PIM will work towards implementing the 2+2 in the BBA program in the near future.Read More
A total of 17 Students from 12th Batch of 2015 Fall accompanied by the Program officer travelled to the Lower mustang region of Jomsom and Muktinath on 25 May 2017. This educational tour includes visit to the places like Tatopani, Jomsom, Kagbeni, Muktinath and Pokhara.
It was a great opportunity for students to explore different parts of Nepal, experience the beauty of Himalayas, interact with locals and understand their culture and lives as well appreciate the architectural excellence of our country. Untouched by the urbanization, the natural environment at the altitude of 3800m was a breathtaking experience.
After 5 hours trek from Jomsom, the students were really impressed with the beauty of Dumba Lake (Heart Shaped) its clean and shiny water. Mustang was a great learning experience in terms of tourism industries. Students enjoyed the natural beauty and rituals of taking bath under 108 dhara and took the blessings from Muktinath. Students got many ideas about expanding the entrepreneurship in the remote areas of Nepal and promoting local business such as vegetable farming, cattle farming and local tourism. Students realized that Mustang can be further developed economically and the livelihoods of the people can be upgraded if there are better facilities for tourists. The 5 hour trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni was quite tiring but memorable. Students enjoyed bathing in “Tatopani” which is one of the natural hot springs of Nepal.
In a short span of only five days, students learnt about the way people live in the Himalayas and the differences of urban life in the highly developed cities to rural life in the least developed villages of Nepal. While returning to Kathmandu, student also visited Galeshwor Temple and Kalika Temple in Baglung and enjoyed boating in Pokhara.Read More
As per the approved academic calendar of the college, KDBC organized a training program on SPSS Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, a statistical software used to organize, manipulate, and analyze data which is very useful for research.
This 8 day long training on SPSS program for MBA & EMBA 2016 spring and MBA 2016 Fall was facilitated by Mr. Nirmal Bhajracharya, Statistician, who is involved in quantitative and qualitative researches in various government and non government departments like Tribhuwan University, Development regions of Nepal, MicroTech Computers etc. Mr. Bajracharya has worked in various academic and development sectors over the past 15 years.
The participants gained an understanding of the statistical analysis, which will be helpful in research works. After the training program, the participants were awarded certificates. Chairman Prof. Dr. Sriram Bhagut Mathe, appreciated the efforts of the SPSS trainer and hoped that the students will use the newly gained knowledge and skills in their research in the future.Read More
As a part of the distinguished special lecture series, Mr. Karna Shakya, Nepalese environmentalist, conservationist, hotel entrepreneur, writer and philanthropist was invited to KDBC on 6 May 2017. He delivered an exceptional motivational lecture about his lifetime achievements and experiences to a gathering of 65 MBA/EMBA students and faculty of KDBC and Xavier Academy.
Mr. Shakya has served as a wildlife officer in 1967 and was instrumental in establishing the first National Park in Nepal. Mr. Shakya is very successful entrepreneur of the country. He is the founding chairman of the KGH Group of Hotels. He has also served as a president of Nepal Heritage Society, and Nepal Cancer Relief Society. He has been involved in many national and international organizations like World Pheasant Association, U.K., King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation (KMTNC), International Snow Leopard Trust, U.S.A., World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Nepal, Visit Nepal, Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Committee.
Mr. Shakya’s entrepreneurial journey, startup works and contributions towards tourism and hotel industry impressed all the students present. He stressed that the country is very rich in natural resources and can be a very prosperous country, if we shed our negative attitudes and focus on positivity. According to him, challenges in life brings opportunity as well as success. One should have self confidence and be positive about everything. Good education, continuous efforts, determination and honesty are the ingredients for success.
A person must love his work to be successful. Without love the work, one can be an employee, but never be an entrepreneur. Love for the work generates passion. An entrepreneur must love and get lost in his/her work. According to Mr. Shakya businessmen live for today, whereas entrepreneurs live for tomorrow. The person will not be successful by reading books only, one has to experience, commit mistakes and learn from the mistakes.
Being in the hospitality business for a long time, Mr. Shakya feels, a hotel isn’t built but created. The environment provided to the guests is of more important than the infrastructure itself! He also explained about the Karna Positive Trust and the Soch Samuha. The students expressed their interest in forming such group in KDBC.
Prof. Dr. Sriram Bhagut Mathe, Chairman of KDBC, expressed thanks to Mr. Shakya for his highly inspirational session and expected to welcome him again in future.Read More