Dear Applicants,

We are delighted to announce the completion of the rigorous evaluation process for the NCE Research Grant Proposals. The review committee has diligently assessed each submission based on criteria such as innovation, feasibility, and potential impact. The Research and Development Unit at NCE and the Committee for the research grant proposal appreciate and thank the reviewers for their time and efforts in reviewing the research proposals.

In the following table, we are pleased to publish the list of research proposals that have been selected for final presentation. (Note: The applicants’ consents have been received to publish their names, title of research proposals, and current affiliations)

Congratulations to the successful applicants! We believe these projects hold significant promise for advancing different research fields and contributing to the broader scientific community.

As the next step in the process, we invite the selected Principal Investigators to prepare for the Final Presentation Session, where they will have the opportunity to elaborate on their proposals and address any questions from the Review Committee.

Final Presentation Session Details:


  1. 2080/10/10 (Group 3)
  2. 2080/10/11 (Group 1 and Group 2)
  3. 2080/10/12 (Group 4 and Group 5)

Time:    Starting time: 11:30 AM (onwards)

Venue: NCE Hall, National College of Engineering

Presentation Guidelines:

  1. Each Principal Investigator will have 15-20 minutes for their presentation, followed by a Question and Answer session.
  2. Presenters should bring a detailed presentation covering key aspects of their proposal, including objectives, methodology, anticipated outcomes, and potential challenges.
  3. All presentations should be submitted in PPT format by 11 am on the presentation day.
  4. If you have any inquiries or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the Research and Development Unit, National College of Engineering at [Email: /Phone Number: (01)-5151387/5151170].

Once again, congratulations to the successful applicants, and we look forward to an amazing Final Presentation Session.

Group 1: Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning: Enabling Applications, E-Governance, Cyber Security, Quantum Computing, and Blockchain Technology

1.Deep Generative Modeling for Automated Image ManipulationNishan Khanal, Prashant Raj Bista, Nimesh Gopal Pradhan, Abhinav Chalise, and Dinesh Baniya KshatriThapathali Campus, Tribhuvan University
2.Social Engineering Human Emotion AnalysisUttam Karki and Sandesh SitaulaHimalayan Whitehouse International College, Purbanchal University
3.AI based Structural Health Monitoring for Maintenace of Existing BridgesSanjeema Bajracharya, Bipun Man Pati, and Nitisha KoiralaAdvanced College of Engineering and Management, Tribhuvan University
4.Evaluation of Equitable Urban Mobility-A Case study of KathmanduBinaya Kumar Mishra, Madan Pokhrel, Biswash Kaphle, and Aayush Kafle1School of Engineering Faculty of Science and Technology, Pokhara University 2Pashchimanchal Campus, Tribhuvan University
5.Automatic Video Script Generation based on NLP using Deep Learning  Subash Panday, Sharmila Bist, Aavash Adhikari, and Ashish Kumar Pokharel  National College of Engineering, Tribhuvan University

Group 2: Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Nano-Things (IoNT), Sensors, Robotics and Industrial Automation, and Next Generation Communication Networks (5G/6G)

1.Next-Gen Communication Network Li-Fi Technology and its Feasibility Study in Rural Areas of Karnali-JumlaHari Narayan Yadav, Dorna Raj Budthapa, and Nabin BudhathokiMid West University

Group 3: Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency and Auditing, Renewable Energy Technologies, Smart Grid and Metering, and Optimum Energy Mix

1.Condition Monitoring Enabled Refurbishment of Induction MotorsBishal Silwal, Samyam Shrestha, Anupam Koirala, Saugat Karki, and Bipin NepalKathmandu University
2.Development and testing of a low-speed free energy pump for small-scale irrigation coupled with vertical ultra-low head hydro turbineRaj Kumar Chaulagain, Anusmriti Dawadi, and Santosh KapriThapathali Campus,  Tribhuvan University
3.Integrated Energy, Environmental and Economic Analysis of Transitioning from Petroleum-Fuelled Taxi to Electric Taxi in KathmanduShree Raj Shakya, Uday Raj Kafle, Susil Chhetri, and Subarna SubediPulchowk Campus, Tribhuvan University
4.Heuristics For Flow Refueling Location Model For Allocation of Alternative Charging StationsKusal Thapa, Alka Sapkota, Roshan Paudel, Jay Joshi, Sisham Shrestha, and Rabik KhyajuHimalayan White House International College, Purbanchal University
5.Design and Fabrication of Electric Three Wheeler for Trash collectionJagdish Acharya, Kumar Tamang, Rabin Karki, Sanjay Shah, and Debendra Bdr RautThapathali Campus, Tribhuvan University
6.Condition Monitoring System for Substation and Service Transformers Using Machine LearningMadhusudan Nyaupane, Sochindra Kumar Ray, Aakriti Dhakal, and Heena Kumari shah1Pulchowk Campus, Tribhuvan University, 2National College of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, 3Hillside College of Engineering, Purwanchal University

Group 4: Innovative Construction and Building Materials, Resilient and Sustainable Structures, Smart Irrigation Systems, Tunneling Technology, Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure Development, and Equitable Urban Mobility

1.Structural Health Monitoring and Assessment of Old Bridges in NepalBini Neupane, Irada Subedi, Sushmita Sapkota, Subash Mahato, Anand Kumar Tiwari, Abish Shankar Adhikari, Bikram Bhusal, and Satish Paudel1Kathmandu University, and 2National College of Engineering, Tribhuvan University
2.Enhancing Code Compliance through Optimal Retrofit Measures for NonEngineered and Pre-Engineered RC BuildingsKshitij C. Shrestha, Santosh Aryal, Smriti Dahal, Sujal Koirala, Suniti Shrestha, Suraj Thapa, and Sushil Raj PandeyPulchowk Campus, Tribhuvan University
3.  Probabilistic characterization of soil properties and its effect on design of foundationBinita Kunwar, Nila Bade Shrestha, Sanjeev Raj Baral, and Sudeep DhakalNational College of Engineering, Tribhuvan University

Group 5: Climate Change, Green Hydrogen, Computational Technique, and Combinatorial Optimization

1.Unveiling Waste and its Ripple Effect-Analyzing the Impact of WasteUkesh Thapa, Bipun Man Pati, and Bishnu KhadkaAdvanced College of Engineering and Management, Tribhuvan University
2.Automated Delta Waste ClassifierPrateek Paudel, Sudarshan Gurung, and Smita AdhikariPashchimanchal Campus, Tribhuvan University
3.  Studying the Overall Impact on Service Lane Due To Construction of a Flyover On Gwarko Intersection in Ring Road of Kathmandu Valley   Dipan Tikhatri, Sabu Sharma Bhattarai, Mandeep Maharjan, Ramsharan Dhakal, and Utsav ChapagainKathmandu University, Nepal Open University,  University of Salzburg, and Purbanchal University
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