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Dr. Laxmi Prasad Devkota

posted Aug 15, 2014, 1:52 AM by Advancement Alumni Affairs Office
Full Name
: Dr. Laxmi Prasad Devkota       

Present position/ title:

Executive Chairman, Budhigandaki Hydroelectric Project Development Committee 

How AIT degree helped you in achieving your career potential/goals

AIT provided me wider exposure with the academia and international perspectives. The degree earned at AIT gave me confidence in achieving my goals in both professional field and social life.


Doctor of Engineering (Hydrological Engineering), Department of Civil Engineering, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, 1996

Master of Engineering (Water Resources Engineering), Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, 1992

Bachelor of Engineering (Agricultural Engineering), University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan 1990

Career/Accomplishment record after graduation from AIT:

2012- :             Academician

Nepal Academy of Science and Technology

Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) is an autonomous apex body devoted to promote science and technology in the country.

December 2012- To date:       Executive Chairman

Budhigandaki Hydroelectric Project Development Committee, Nepal

The largest storage hydropower project of national pride and priority.

January 2009- May 2009:     Member

National Planning Commission of Nepal

National Planning Commission (NPC) is the advisory body for formulating development plans and policies of the country.  NPC is chaired by Honorable Prime Minister of Nepal. 

June 2007- September 2008:              Chairman

Nepal Water Supply Corporation (NWSC), Nepal

NWSC is a sole corporation responsible to supply water for domestic purpose in all major cities of the country.

April 2005- May 2007:                       Executive Director

Nepal Development Research Institute (NDRI), Nepal

NDRI is a leading and independent research and development institute of Nepal. It aims to address the contemporary policy challenges, such as the gaps between policy and practice, and to influence public policy through rigorous scientific research.

September 2000- May 2007:  Visiting Lecturer

M. Sc. Water Resources Eng. Program, Institute of Engineering, Nepal

Sep 2000 - Dec 2013   Consultant: Hydrologist/Modeling Specialist

Various Consulting Institutions of Nepal

April 1998- June 2000:                      Consulting Engineer

Construction Technology Institute (CTI) Co. Ltd.  Nagoya, Japan

April 1996- March 1998:       Assistant Professor

Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering Department, Nagoya University, Japan