Message from Head of Department

Welcome to the Department of Chemical Science and Engineering at Kathmandu University.

We started our journey in 2015 and over the years we have grown our expertise and competence in the curriculum and research of chemical science and engineering. We have a strong undergraduate program 'BE in Chemical Engineering'. At the graduate level, we offer MPhil and PhD in chemistry.

Realizing the need of chemical engineers in the country, Kathmandu University initiated this program which is the first time of its kind within Nepal. We all are aware that the dimensions of education are expanding and the new trends in chemical engineering will surely develop technologies/products that are more efficient, safer and environment friendly. We all are dedicated to create the best place for learning where new ideas will be generated and the trained chemical engineers will lead profession and will ultimately help in the development of new technologies, better service to the industry and finally economic prosperity of the country. The curriculum has been designed to  impart technical know-how to students, promote their problem solving skills and innovation of new technologies. Our department members carry out active research in collaborative and interdisciplinary mode. Also, faculty members have excellent academic credentials and are highly regarded.

This website provides an overview of the academic programs, research activities of our department, profiles of faculty members, and details of student activities. Our department is always dedicated in solving the technological issues of the society. Thank you for visiting us.

Best wishes,


Dr. Rajendra Joshi

Associate Professor and Head

Department of Chemical Science and Engineering

School of Engineering

Kathmandu University

Dhulikhel, NEPAL