WEEK #6, 9 – 15 February 2015


This Issue:

Management Team News


Call for Papers

Campus Notes


Faculty and Staff Travel

Classifieds (Jobs)


Management Team News


The confirmed notes of the 18 December 2014 meeting of the AIT Management is now Intranet-published at: http://www.ait.ac.th/management/aitmt-notes


Approved Policy and Procedure Statements


Please also be advised that based on the recommendation of the AIT Management, the President approved the following revised policy & procedure statements (P&Ps):


PA-4-1-1 Faculty Status

    * Added a section (V.) for Distinguished Adjunct Professor / Faculty


PA-1-2-9 Recruitment, Appointment and Contract Renewal of Direct-hire Professor of Practice

    * More concrete guidelines for contract renewal assessment of Professor of Practice faculty members.

    * Procedure for assessment of contract renewal of Professor of Practice faculty members.


These P&Ps are Intranet-published under Policies and Procedures.


Excerpt (below) from the revised Institute P&P on Credit Policy (FB-6-1-1), which were inadvertently not announced following their earlier confirmations/approval.

    FB-6-1-1 Credit Policy

    * Added II.5. "A student is charged a registration fee of Baht-20,000 per semester as standard fee to maintain the status and privileges of an AIT student. This also applies to students who are on research leave, sick leave, on exchange leave and for those who have been extended in their study program."



AIT Chief Internal Auditor Appointed

 On 22 January 2015, Mr. Bishwakanta Gautam from Nepal joined AIT as the Chief Internal Auditor (CIA) in an independent office within the administration. The CIA is to report to the Audit Committee and the AIT President.

Mr. Gautam is a Certified Internal Auditor and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He has completed internal auditing, audit systems and capacity building, financial management and parliamentary capacity building related assignments in Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Timor-Leste, Cambodia and Laos in the capacity of a United Nations staff member and consultant under the World Bank and the EU-funded projects. As a civil servant, he served for twenty-one years within the Office of the Auditor General of Nepal, holding progressive responsibilities as Audit Officer, Director and Assistant Auditor General.

 Mr. Gautam can be contacted at room number 248 (Administration Building) and by telephone at Ext. 6225. His email ID is: bishwa@ait.asia.


Call for Papers


Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Congress ‘The Track on Science, Technology, and Logistics’ Impact Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 10.30 - 16.00


Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the Track: Prof. Dr. Srisakdi Charmonman. Email: charmonman@gmail.com


Invitation: Specialists on Science, Technology, and Logistics, are invited to submit papers by sending abstracts or papers to Prof. Dr. Srisakdi Charmonman, Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the Track on Science, Technology, and Logistics, at: charmonman@gmail.com.


Review: Your paper or abstract will be sent to our reviewers to be reviewed as soon as possible.


Publication: If recommended by the reviewers, the accepted papers will be published in the International Journal of the Computer, the Internet, and Management which has the Impact Factor of 5.36 from Index Copernicus.



         1. Only 16 papers will be accepted. So, please submit your abstract, ASAP.

         2. Please forward this document to your friends and associates.

         3. The organizers would like to have at least 10 countries represented.



Campus Notes


AIT student presents projects at King Narai Military Camp


Two projects prepared by AIT were presented at the King Narai military camp on the occasion of Establishment Day at the King Narai Military Camp on 26 January 2015. Presenting the projects were Mr. Waqar Shahid, a doctoral student, and Dr. Mongkol Ekpanyapong, Assistant Professor of Microelectronics and Embedded Systems of AIT’s School of Engineering and Technology (SET). The two projects include the fire detection system called “Quick Blaze” and a human motion detection system, both of which being developed at the  Vision Graphics Lab of AIT under the supervision of Dr. Matthew N Dailey and Dr. Mongkol, both of AIT’s SET.


READ: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2015/news/ait-student-present-proje...



New Visiting Professor at WEM


Prof. Arup Kumar Sarma joined Water Engineering and Management, School of Engineering and Technology as a Visiting Professor on 22 January 2015.

Prof. A. K. Sarma, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati was honored with prestigious B.P.Chaliha Chair Professor for Water Resources by Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India (2009-2014). He has to his credit more than 90 technical papers published in national and international journals, books and in conference proceedings.


Prof. Sarma has guided 49 M.Techs and 6 Ph.Ds in the field of Water Resources and at present 8 PhD research scholars are working with him. The NPTEL video course on Hydraulic Engineering developed by Prof. Sarma entered into the top 5 highest viewed course. He has completed 20sponsored research projects and 36 consultancy projects in India and internationally.



Erasmus Mundus Programs


ERASMUS programs are open for applications from different levels (Undergraduate - UG, Master’s, PhD, Post Doc, Faculty / Staff members).

Funded by the EU, the programs will provide the opportunity to the scholarship recipients to study or work in one of the numerous partner universities of the program all over EU.


To get more Information and to submit your application, please visit the following websites:

1)       Lotus+: http://www.lotusplus.eu/general_information 


Deadline: 1-March-2015 (23:59 CET)


2)       Experts-Sustain: http://www.expertsasia.eu/index.asp 


Deadline: Friday, 13 February 2015 


3)       SmartLink (South-East-West Mobility for Advanced Research, Learning, Innovation, Network and Knowledge) http://smartlink-edu.eu/ 


Deadline: 15-March-2015 (23:59 CET)


4)       gLINK : http://www.glink-edu.eu/   (to be opened soon)


5)       Leaders: http://leader.unisannio.it/   (to be opened)


Interested persons please inform and consult your Advisor/FoS Coordinator/Supervisor (as appropriate) prior to the submission of any application and discuss the feasibility of attending courses in the proposed host university in Europe or research or work that could assist you in the program that you are attending or your work at AIT.



Survival Thai Course for Beginners / Basic Japanese Conversation Course / Basic French Conversation


The Language Center will organize a Survival Thai Course for Beginners to be held from 9 February to 1 April 2015 (20 hours) on Monday and Wednesday, from 17:00 - 18:30 hrs.


Course Fee: 2,000 baht. Class Size: 15 persons


Register and payment at the Language Center, Room 216.



Basic Japanese Conversation Course


The Basic Japanese Conversation Course will be organized by the Language Center from 24 February to 31 March 2015.


CLASS DATES: Every Tuesday from 24 February - 31 March 2015 (6 classes)

Time: 16:30 - 18:00 hrs.

Course Fee: 750 baht. (No refunds available)

Maximum Number: 15


Pay at AIT Cashier and submit your proof of payment at the Language Center, Room 216.


Those interested can register for the course by clicking the below link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DExHT2r58rOZP27uKx9iPrdoMNTMI9NnLa5q47yJyYo/viewform?usp=send_form  

Basic French Conversation


The AIT Language Center will organize a “Basic French Conversation” course from 20 February - 20 March 2015 (5 classes)


The course will be held every Friday from 17:00 - 19:00 hrs.


Course Fee: 1,000 baht

Class Size: 15 persons


Register and payment at the Language Center, Room 216.





Mr. Sherzod Soatov, Vice-Consul of the Republic of Uzbekistan / 13 Feb. 2015 / to be introduced to AIT and to discuss possible areas of collaboration.



Faculty and Staff Travel


Mr. Bayasgalan Sanduijav / Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia / 27 Jan. – 1 Mar. 2015

Prof. Voratas Kachitvichyanukul / HoChiMinh City, Vietnam / 30 Jan. – 7 Feb. 2015*

Dr. Thammarat Koottatep / Seoul, South Korea / 31 Jan. – 5 Feb. 2015*

Dr. Atitaya Panuvatvanich / Seoul, South Korea / 31 Jan. – 5 Feb. 2015*

Dr. Saroj Kumar Chapagain / Seoul, South Korea / 31 Jan. – 5 Feb. 2015*

Mr. Jaya Ram Pudashine / Hanoi, Vietnam / 31 Jan. – 5 Feb. 2015*

Dr. Manzul K. Hazarika / Hanoi, Vietnam / 1 – 2 Feb. 2015*

Prof. Mukand Singh Babel / Germany / 1 – 6 Feb. 2015*

Dr. B.H.W. Hadikusumo / Vietnam / 4 – 6 Feb. 2015*

Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal / Nakhonsithamarat, Songkla, Suratthani / 4 – 7 Feb. 2015*

Dr. Weerakorn Ongsakul / Pitsanulok, Thailand / 5 – 6 Feb. 2015*

Dr. Noppadol Phienwej / Lao PDR / 5 – 8 Feb. 2015*

Dr. B.H.W. Hadikusumo / Myanmar / 7 – 10 Feb. 2015

Dr. Faiz Shah, AIT Extension / Hanoi, Vietnam / 7 – 11 Feb. 2015

Dr. Faiz Shah / Dhaka, Bangladesh / 11 – 13 Jul. 2014*

Prof. Jayant K. Routray / Phitsanulok / 8 – 11 Feb. 2015

Dr. Indrajit Pal / Phitsanulok / 8 – 11 Feb. 2015

Mr. Tharakorn Chanlapa / Karachi, Pakistan / 8 – 23 Feb. 2015

Mr. Furqan Ali Shaikh / Karachi, Pakistan / 8 – 23 Feb. 2015

Dr. Anil Kumar Anal / Penang, Malaysia / 9 – 12 Feb. 2015

Dr. Laurance Frederick Boswell / Karachi, Pakistan / 10 – 14 Feb. 2015

Dr. Gregory L.F. Chiu / Karachi, Pakistan / 10 – 18 Feb. 2015

Mr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe / Colombo and Galle, Sri Lanka / 14 – 20 Feb. 2015


*(Staff or faculty member travelled and returned to AIT prior to documentation received for publication)



Classifieds (Jobs)


Head, Human Resources Office (Human Resources Office)

Ref. No. 02/15

Deadline: 28 Feb. 2015



Program Officer/Sr. Program Officer (AGMC) (AIT Extension, Asian Greenhouse Gas Management)

Ref. No.: 8/15

Deadline: 10 Feb. 2015



Program Coordinator (AGMC) (AIT Extension, Asian Greenhouse Gas Management)

Ref. No.: 9/15

Deadline: 10 Feb. 2015



Faculty Position in Agri-Business Management [ABM] (School of Environment Resources & Development)

Ref. No.: 11/14

Deadline: 15 Feb. 2015



Facilities Officer (Office of Facilities and Assets Management - OFAM)

Ref. No.: 76/14

Deadline: 15 Feb. 2015



Senior Program Officer (SDCC) (CoE for Sustainable Development in the Context of Climate Change)

Ref. No.: 10/15

Deadline: 16 Feb. 2015



Assistant Internal Auditor (Internal Audit Office)

Ref. No.11/15

Deadline: 20 Feb. 2015



Field Attendant (Hatchery) (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref. No.12/15

Deadline: 20 Feb. 2015



Faculty Position in the Environmental Engineering and Management (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref. No.: Fac 10/14

Deadline: 31 Mar. 2015



Faculty Position in Regional and Rural Development Planning (School of Environment, Resources & Development)

Ref no: Fac 1/15

Deadline: April 30, 2015



Laboratory Supervisor (ISE) (School of Engineering & Technology)

Ref. No.: 4/14

Deadline: 31 May 2015