KU School of Arts Complex Recovers From Floods

On Sunday, September 10, 2017, Kathmandu University School of Arts (KU SoA), Haittiban, will be organizing a Meet & Greet Fair. This is an initiative the University has taken to boost its visibility amongst prospective students as well as the local community. The event is open to the public at 9AM and ends at 2PM.

“This is an initiative to inform the public about the unique and different courses we provide,” Dr. Sagar Raj Sharma, Dean of KU SoA, told Onward Nepal. “A lot of people also saw that the floods few weeks ago affected us. We want to let everyone know we have recovered, and have resumed classes normally.”


Scenes of when the university was flooded in August.
Photos: Sujaan Shrestha

The KU SoA complex as seen this weekend.
Photos: Nischhal Pradhan

Last months, heavy rains flooded significant parts of Nepal. Here in Kathmandu valley, the university premises was flooded too, causing damages of approximately Rs. 30 million in rare books, archives, and media facilities. The incident forced the university to shut for a week at the time, but classes have since resumed normally.

KU established the Art Department in 1996. In 2012, the Department moved from its original Dhulikhel location to its current independent Complex in Hattiban.

Sunday’s event will offer attendees an opportunity to interact with faculty members and learn about subjects of their interest. There are, however, other activities planned outside of learning more about academic options. While students of Fine Arts will be holding portrait-making demonstrations, works by SoA’s Centre of Arts and Design and Students of Media Studies will be on exhibition too. The Department of Music has planned for performances and a medical team supported by the KU School of Medical Science will provide free medical care to attendees.