Prof. Dr. Bivek Baral


Prof. Baral is a professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kathmandu University. He holds Ph.D. from Auckland University, New Zealand, Masters Degree from University of Tokyo, Japan, and Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kathmandu University. He is the first alumni of KU to become a full professor at KU. Besides his profession, his interests include aviation and anthropology. He is together with GCT since 2010.

Dr. Hem Raj Kafle

Founding Advisor

Dr. Hem Raj Kafle (Associate Professor of English and Communication) is the Head of Department of Management Informatics and Communication (MIC), Kathmandu University. Dr. Kafle is an alumnus of the Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) program on Journalism and Media, University of Florida. He has to his credit one co-authored anthology of poems, two translated books, one collection (book) of reflective essays and one collection of poems in Nepali. He is with GCT since 2007.

Mr. Haris Chand Adhikari


Mr. Adhikari (Assistant Professor of English and Communication) is a published poet, creative writer, translator, and researcher. He has three books of poetry and translation to his credit, apart from numerous individual poetic pieces in various journals. He has taught courses in English language and literature, technical and intercultural communication, and academic writing and translation. GCT welcomed Mr. Adhikari in 2020 as an advisor of the club.

Dr. Rajendra Adhikari

Technical Advisor

Dr. Adhikari is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics, Kathmandu University. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas, USA Masters Degree from University of Rhode Island, USA and Bachelors Degree from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu Nepal. His area of expertise includes Computational Material Science and High Performance and Scientific Computing. GCT welcomed Dr. Adhikari in 2021 as an advisor of the club..

Editorial Board

Anubhav Ghimire

Editor-in-chief (First Issue Only)

Civil Engineering student, Former president of KUYRCC, Interact Club (SkyRider), YRC (SkyRider). International delegate for International Youth Exchange Program, Japan. Enthusiastic for Interdisciplinary study, Program Management and Coordination.

Bigya Krishna Shrestha

Design Director (For First Issue only)

Bigya Krishna Shrestha. The design director of the editorial board of aKUaint and a engineering student passionate about machines and philosophy.

Mridul Bhattarai

Designer (For First Issue only)

Mridul Bhattarai, a third year undergraduate is a Kathmandu University scholar pursuing his degree at Mechanical Engineering. Being a mechanical engineering student, he likes designing products and is one of the designee if our semi-scholarly newspaper, acKUaint.