Himalaya Centre for Asian Studies (HiCAS)
The Himalaya Centre for Asian Studies (HiCAS) was established on December 27, 2019 under the School of Arts by the 591st Executive Council (EC) meeting of Kathmandu University (KU). The initial days and months after the establishment of the Centre became virtually inactive due to the sudden advent of Covid-19 virus and the impact it had at the global as well as national levels. Because of national level lockdowns, travel restrictions and safety concerns, the initial months of the establishment were spent mostly by discussing future plans and crafting the directive of HiCAS. The directive of HiCAS was eventually finalized and endorsed by the EC on the 31st of August, 2021, which clearly outlines the aims, goals, structure and planned activities of HiCAS.