President's Voice

Mr. Nabin Narayan Munankarmi

Biotechnology Society of Nepal (BSN) was established in 2007 and registered in Kathmandu under the organization registration Act of Government of Nepal. The society was formed by a team of young and enthusiastic biotech graduates interested in development of biological sciences in Nepal through education and information dissemination. The present form of this society is outcome of full dedication, strong desire, perseverance, and continuous effort / struggle of its founder members, lifetime members, advisors and our well-wishers. Now, the society has grown up to be a common platform of biology scientists, academicians, chemists and students coming from various sectors of life sciences in Nepal and abroad.

We have a collaboration with national bodies such as Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), National Agriculture Research Council (NARC), Biotechnology Unit of Department of Plant Resource (DPR), Central Department of Biotechnology (CDBt), TU, Kathmandu University Department of Biotechnology, Interpid Nepal, Kathmandu Center for Genomics and Research Laboratory (KCGRL), Asian Institute of Technology and Management (AITM), Kantipur Valley Collage (KVC), SANN International collage and other institution working in the field of life sciences. We also have close collaborations with Non-Resident Nepali Association Skill Knowledge and Innovation Transfer (NRN-SKI) and the Federation of Asian Biotechnology Associations (FABA). My presidency will be focused on further garnering these relationship and also initiating new collaboration with other Nepali and international scientists residing in Nepal and overseas.

Started with a very small seed fund of NRs 15,000, I have been inspired by previous executives for successfully completing several national level talk programs, publication of biotechnology journals, newsletters and other online activities. Membership fees from our astute members and donation from lifetime members living abroad have been main source of funding for our activities. There are so many programs we have designed to promote biotechnology and biological sciences in Nepal hindered by lack enough fund. Therefore, majority of my work during my tenure as the president will be to secure funds for such activities and make all of our programs self-sustainable.

With the hard work of our members BSN has been one of the most active non-profit non-government organizations in Nepal working as a common platform for scientists, academicians, biotech students, and graduates. I am very glad to be a part of this organization. With the help of my new executive team, we will soon launch new activities while giving regularity to previous programs. As the president I would like to thank all for your continuous support we have been receiving and hope for similar supports in the future. I am highly excited for this responsibility and am dedicated to work towards collaboration with any interested fellow scientists, academician and industrialists. Please feel free to contact us.