The Department of Civil Engineering, Khwopa Engineering College, recently organized an irrigation engineering field excursion for their sixth semester 2076 Batch students. The excursion, which took place from the 7th to the 10th of Chaitra, 2078, was led by Er. Umesh Sukamani, Er. Shyam Sundar Basukala, Er. Saroj Phaiju, Er. Rajesh Khatakho, Er. Jeetendra Prajapati and Lab Assistant Amar Karmacharya. The objective of the trip was to allow the students to gain a practical understanding of the theoretical knowledge they had learned during the irrigation engineering course.
During the tour, the 96 students visited the Bagmati Irrigation Project in Sarlahi district. They were able to observe the barrage gates, under sluice, fish ladder, and other structures at the headworks, as well as cross drainage structures such as the inverted siphon and level crossing along the canal alignment. Additionally, the students observed structures like the silt excluder and canal embankment.
On the excursion, the students also visited the headwork of the Khageri Irrigation Project on their way to the Narayani lift Irrigation. At the Narayani lift irrigation site, the students observed the lift system, which uses two lifts to withdraw water from the Narayani River to serve the upper terraces of the area.
The excursion also included sightseeing of various touristic areas like Janaki Temple at Janakpur, Bharat Tal at Sarlahi, Sauraha and Devghat. The irrigation engineering field excursion provided the students with a valuable opportunity to gain hands-on experience and deepen their understanding of the subject matter.