Mrs. Neesha Rana
    Division Chief


  • Works as the focal point to look after overall activities with following international organizations
  • Is responsible organizing different international workshops/seminars jointly with international organizations.  Some such events are given below
  • Supports researchers to perform their researches in international organizations and initiate them to make a field trip for the same
NAST through Planning and Evaluation Division facilitates researchers to carry research activities in international organization's labs with which it has signed MoU.  The most effective programs are in the labs of CSIR and INSA, India.  Details for application are as follows:
General procedure:
  1. The researcher must have at least Masters Degree in Sciences preferably under 45 years of age.
  2. The researcher must prepare a proposal for research or study visit. (Title, Objectives, Justifications, Workplan, Duratin, Name and Place of host institute and expected outputs)
  3. The researcher must get acceptance letter from host institute in India (preferably from the supervisor. The host institute must be any of the constituent organizations of CSIR or recognized university by INSA.
  4. The researcher has to apply to NAST along with the proposal and acceptance letter from host institute at least 3 months in advance.
  5. NAST processes the application and gets approval from CSIR or INSA.
  6. In case of approval by NAST and CSIR or INSA, NAST informs to the researcher.
  7. After this NAST provides travel grant to India and CSIR or INSA provides all the local hospitality.  Besides local travel it provides INR 2000/- per day for short-term (up to 6 weeks) and INR 6000/- per month for six months.
  8. The researcher has to submit report of visit and activities performed to NAST immediately after returning from the visit.

Team Members

1. Mrs. Neesha Rana

2. Mrs. Shashi Hamal

3. Mr. Prem Narayan Mahto

4. Mrs. Parbati  Khatiwada