-Government of Nepal, Ministry of Forests and Environment, Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC)
-Central Department of Biotechnology, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu Nepal
A memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Central Department of Biotechnology Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu and Natural History Museum, Tribhuvan University, Swayambhu, Kathmandu. Prof. Dr. Krishna Das Manandhar, Head, Central Department of Biotechnology and Dr. Ganesh Bahadur Thapa, Chief, Natural History Museum signed the MoU for developing, promoting and strengthening mutual cooperation between two institutions of Tribhuvan University. The MoU will strengthen the mutually beneficial academic, professional and technical collaborations benefiting both institutions.
Coordination committee: This committee is composed of members from both Institutions with two Chairs of both institutions and faculty members from each Institution. It is the committee’s responsibility to carry out collaboration-related duties and to report to Tribhuvan University authority and Chinese Academy of Sciences. The committee members are as follows: Dr. Ganesh Bahadur Thapa, Associate Professor and Chief of Natural History Museum; Dr. Ishan Gautam, Associate Professor, Natural History Museum; Prof. Dr. Krishna Das Manandhar, Head, Central Department of Biotechnology; Dr. Pramod Aryal, Visiting Scientist, Central Department of Biotechnology and Prof. Dr. Rajani Malla,Tribhuvan University.
-Nepal Health Research Council, Ramshahpath, Kathmandu Nepal
Nepal Health Research Council, Ramshah Path, Kathmandu and Natural History Museum, Swayambhu, Kathmandu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Prof. Dr. Anjani Kumar Jha, Executive Chairman, Nepal Health Research Council (Government of Nepal) and Dr. Ganesh Bahadur Thapa, Chief, Natural History Museum (Tribhuvan University) signed the MoU for EntoCAP Project.
EntoCAP will establish museum collections of mosquito vectors at Natural History Museum to advance and promote knowledge on vectors and vector-borne diseases. It will strengthen the public health system of Nepal through raising public interest and awareness on vector-borne diseases and enhance entomological capacity for public surveillance of vector-borne diseases, vector control and outbreak response.
PI of EntoCAP: Dr. Ishan Gautam
-Research grant obtained from Office of the Dean, Institute of Science and Technology, Tribhuvan University
Title: “A Study on Some Fungal Diseases of Tomato and It’s Management.”
PI: Ms. Bimala Shakya
-Funding obtained from University Grants Commission (UGC) for Research Management Cell (RMC)