Chairperson, Board of Directors
Brief biography: Prof. Dr. Sriram Bhagut Mathe has over 40 years of experience as an architect, teacher and educationist as well as national/international consultant. He is currently the Chairperson of Nepal Education Foundation – Consortium Colleges, Nepal (NEF-CCN), and Executive Chairperson of Asian Institute of Technology and Management (AITM). He has over 30 years of experience in the management of education institutions as the Dean of Institute of Engineering (IOE), Tribhuvan University, the Founder Principal of St. Xavier’s College, Assistant Dean/Campus Chief of the Central Pulchowk Campus of IOE, Founder Chairperson of Nepal Education Foundation and Xavier Academy. He also has over 40 years of national/international consulting experience, with the last 18 years as an international consultant and team leader of various ADB and WB development and investment projects in South-east Asia and Eastern Africa.
Education: Ph. D. in Building Science (University of Glasgow, UK, 1983); Bachelor of Architecture (with distinction) (Maharajah Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, 1974), Intermediate Science (Board 5th, distinction in Mathematics and Chemistry) (Amrit Science College, Tribhuvan University, 1968)
Designation: Currently Chairperson of Nepal Education Foundation – Consortium Colleges, Nepal (NEF-CCN), and Executive Chairperson of Asian Institute of Technology and Management (AITM), Executive Chairperson of Xavier Academy (XA) and Kathmandu Don Bosco College (KDBC).
Professional Experience and Affiliation: Has been the Secretary-General of Nepal Engineers’ Association (1985-1991), Secretary General of Federation of Institutions of South and Central Asia (FEISCA) (1987-1991), President of Society of Nepalese Architects (1993-1995), Secretary (1996-97) and Vice-President (1997-1998) of Rotary Club of Kathmandu-Midtown.
Research and Publications: Undertaken research on “Shelter Policy for Nepal”; scripted the Handbook on “Education, Schools and Architecture”; has published numerous articles and presented numerous papers in regional and international conference related to building science, housing, and urbanization.
National and International Recognition: Prof. Mathe has been a recipient of Mahendra Vidhya Bhusan, 1st Class, in 1984, Education Medal in 1994, and the following two medals awarded by the Royal Government of Cambodia – Sahametrei Sena (Officer) medal on 28 February 2010 and Sahametrei Adipati (Commander) medal on 5 June 2012. On 5th August, 2015, Prof. Mathe was appointed as the Advisor to the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, Royal Government of Cambodia, with the honorary rank of Under Secretary of State and honorific title of Excellency, through a Royal Decree signed by the King of Cambodia, Norodom Sihamoni.