Dr. Tara Nidhi Bhattarai
Department of Geology
Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus
Tribhuvan University
Kathmandu, Nepal

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Academic qualification: Doctoral Degree in Engineering Geology, Kyushu University, Japan,
Master’s Degree in Engineering Geology, Kyushu University, Japan, 1998.
Diploma of the Post Graduate Course in Engineering Geology from International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences (ITC), the Netherlands, 1993.
Master’s Degree in Geology from Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1987
Specialization: Engineering geology (rock mechanics)
Research interest:

Rock slope stability analysis, climate change impact, disaster risk reduction


Life Member, Nepal Engineers’ Association since 2007
Life Member, Nepal Geo-Technical Society since 1999
Life Member, Nepal Geological Society (NGS) since 1995

Selected publication

Tara Nidhi Bhattarai. Flood Events in Gangapur Village, Banke District: An Example of Climate Change-induced Disaster in Nepal, Journal of Institute of Science and Technology, 2014, 19(1): 79-85.

Tara Nidhi Bhattarai and Santa Man Rai (2014). Fundamental of Geological Excursion and Field Work. Rishika Bhattarai and Ladipma Rai, Kathmandu, p 196.

Tara Nidhi Bhattarai and Tulasi Prasad Sitaula. Intercity Transport System in Nepal and its Implication in National Development, Proceedings of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, Vol.8, 2011.

Rabindra Osti, Tara Nidhi Bhattarai and Katsuhito Miyake. Causes of catastrophic failure of Tam Pokhari moraine dam in the Mt. Everest region, Nat Hazards (2011) 58:1209–1223.

Emerman, S.H., R.B. Anderson, S. Bhandari, R.R. Bhattarai, M.A. Palmer, T.N. Bhattarai, and M.P. Bunds. Arsenic and other heavy metals in the Sunkoshi and Saptakoshi Rivers, eastern Nepal, Jour. Nep. Geol. Soc., 2011, Vol. 43 (Sp. Issue), pp. 241-254.

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