According to UNICEF, ‘10.8 million people in Nepal do not have access to improved sanitation and 3.5 million do not have access to basic water services’. Realizing the need of the time and staying true to its vision statement of becoming a world-class university, Kathmandu University (KU), Dhulikhel – for the first time in the country – is all set to expand its educational domain by incorporating the academic program, research and training on sanitation to fresh graduates, professionals and people having WASH background.
For the same, KU has been selected for the transfer of IHE-Delft based sanitation program for the period of (2019 to 2023). KU has decided to offer M.S./M.E. in Sanitation Technology, Graduate Professional Diploma Program (GPDP) and Online Courses in Faecal Sludge Management through its Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering from September 2019 in the framework of the project ‘Transfer of the new MSc Program in Sanitation in South Asia and Sub-Sharan Africa – Global Sanitation Graduate School (GSGS)’.
Prof. Dr. Bim Prasad Shrestha, Kathmandu University, is the Principal Investigator and Er. Suman Dhun Shrestha, is the Program Coordinator for the GSGS Program.