The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering faculties met with Malaysian governmental and professional representatives at IOE Pulchowk for a discussion on the enhancement and promotion of non-destructive testing capability in Nepal. The Malaysian team included delegates from the Department of Skills Development (DSD), Ministry of Human Resources Malaysia, Malaysian Society of Non-Destructuve Testing and SIRIM Berhad. The Malaysian team also represented the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as the training providers, through the Malaysian Society of Non-destructive Testing. TU faculties, Dr. Sanjeev Maharjan from IOE Pulchowk and Mr. Devendra Raj Upadhya from Amrit Science Campus, have received Level-2 NDT training through IAEA in 2020 and 2022.
Nepal and Malaysia are the members of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) organization who are cooperating for the application of Nuclear Science through regional programs under IAEA. DMAE is in the final stages of setting up its own NDT laboratory, with Eddy current and ultrasound devices, as part of its BE Aerospace program commitments. The department hopes to further enhance the testing capabilities at IOE, and the discussion between the Nepali and Malaysian teams ended positively on potential for collaboration in these developments in the future.