Dakshina Shrestha

Dakshina Shrestha

Principal / Associate Professor
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Ms. Dakshina Shrestha is an esteemed academic leader with a passion for engineering education and a commitment to fostering innovation and excellence in higher education. With over two decades of experience in academia, Ms. Shrestha brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role as Principal of Sagarmatha  Engineering College and Sagarmatha College of Science and Technology, Tribhuvan University Affiliate.

Ms. Shrestha holds an M. Sc. Degree in Engineering Management from Himalayan Institute of Science and Technology, Purbanchal University Affiliate and B.E. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from one of the premier engineering colleges of Bangladesh-Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).

Prior to her appointment as Principal, Ms. Shrestha served in various academic leadership roles, including vice principal, Head of Training and Placement Unit, Head of Academic Monitoring Unit, Head of department, Deputy Head of department. Her visionary leadership style emphasizes collaboration, interdisciplinary research, and student-centered initiatives. She is deeply invested in the success and well-being of her students. She actively engages with student organizations, encourages participation in extracurricular activities, and advocates for initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion within the college.

As Principal, Ms. Shrestha is committed to furthering Sagarmatha Engineering College’s reputation as a premier institution for engineering education. She envisions a future where the college continues to innovate, adapt, and lead in preparing the next generation of engineers to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges.

Ms. Dakshina Shrestha’s leadership, vision, and dedication to excellence make her an invaluable asset to Sagarmatha Engineering College. Through her tireless efforts, she inspires students, faculty, and staff alike to reach new heights of achievement and make a meaningful impact in the field of engineering.


  • M. Sc. In Engineering Management, Himalayan Institute of Engineering and Technology, Paranuchal University, Nepal
  • B. E. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Professional Experience

  • Principal/Associate Professor, Sagarmatha Engineering College/ Sagarmatha College of Science and Technology

Positions held

  • Principal (March 2024- Present)
  • Vice Principal (October 2020- March 2024)
  • Head, Training and Placement Unit (April 2014-October 2020)
  • Program Leader, Sagarmatha National College (June 2014 – present)
  • Associate Professor (October 2015-Present)
  • Graded Senior Lecturer (October 2013-October 2015)
  • Senior Lecturer (September 2013-October 2013)
  • Vice Principal, Kathmandu Engineering College (July 2011- August 2013)
  • Coordinator, Academic Monitoring Unit, Kathmandu Engineering College (September 2009-July 2011)
  • Head, Department of Electronics, Computer and Electrical Engineering, Kathmandu Engineering College, (August
    2006- September 2009)
  • Deputy Head, Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Kathmandu Engineering College, (Novomber2004- August 2006)
  • Junior Associate Professor, Kathmandu Engineering College (September 2011-September 2013)
  • Senior Lecturer, Kathmandu Engineering College (September 2008-September 2011)
  • Lecturer, Kathmandu Engineering College (September 2001-September 2008)

Professional Membership

  • Registered Engineer, Nepal Engineering Council
    Registration Number: 197 Electrical and Electronics “A”

Teaching Interests

  • Basic Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics Devices and Circuits
  • Electronics Circuits

Research Interests

  • Women in STEM
  • Gender and Social Inclusion in Engineering

Awards and Honors

  • Rank Second in Master Degree
  • Dedication and Outstanding Performance as the Lecturer of Department of Electronics, Computer and Electrical Engineering, Kathmandu Engineering College, 2007
  • Selected for the Fellowship on “Leadership and Management of Higher Education Institutions” at Maastricht School of management, The Netherlands (November 28- December 16, 2011)
  • Selected for the Training on “The Refresher Course on Entrepreneurial Transformation in South East Asia” at Maastricht School of management, Bangdung, Indonesia (November 11-December 2,2016)
  • Selected for Staff Mobility for Training under ERASMUS+ Mobility project at Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Spain. (May 2022 to June 2022)

Expertise and Skills

  • Counseling
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Word Excel
  • Power Point
  • Proteus




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