Kathmandu University (KU), located in Dhulikhel, is set to introduce a new four-year course on geology and mining engineering. The university's initiative aims to implement the concept of 'one local level, one mining engineer in Kavrepalanchowk and other districts. Professor Dr. Bholanath Thapa, the deputy vice-chancellor of KU, highlighted the significance of mining engineers in promoting sustainable mining operations and conserving natural resources.
Thapa expressed the urgent need for trained mining engineers to address the shortage within domestic mining industries. During the event, Ram Prasad Ghimire, the director general of the Department of Mines and Geology, highlighted the scarcity of mining engineers in Nepal. Shyamsundar Khadka, the Chief of the Department of Civil Engineering at KU, presented a working paper during the event.