Professor Rajeev Saxena, Acting President of South Asian University (SAU), the initiative of SAARC member nations based in New Delhi India visited Kathmandu from 23-25 April, 2014. The visit was organized by Embassy of India in Kathmandu and B.P. Koirala India Nepal Foundation. Center for Molecular Dynamics Nepal (CMDN) was the co-organizer of the event.
During his visit, Professor Saxena delivered key note addresses at the occasion of World DNA Day at Kathmandu University (Dhulikhel)/KU and Trivuwan University (Kirtipur)/TU. The topic of his key note address in both instances was “The Interaction of Nano-particles with Biological systems”. The scientific presentation discussed advances in nano-particle research and also the negative impact of nano-residues in nature. During his visit to both KU and TU, he had meetings with key members of University Executive Body where he discussed possibilities of collaborations with SAU in the future.
Professor Saxena was also the invited as a speaker at the 12edition of “Voices”, a program held at Nepal Bharat Library. At Voices, he gave an hour-long talk on South Asian University and how Nepali students, academia and support staff can be involved in it.
He also discussed scholarships available to students from Nepal and how academicians in the country can spend time at SAU as visiting faculty in one of the many Schools at SAU.Dr. Sameer M Dixit, Director of Research at CMDN moderated the program. Mr Abhay Kumar, Head of Press, Information and Culture, Embassy of India was also present at the occasion and invited Nepali students to apply to SAU to further their studies in India.