Neel Kamal Chapagain
Associate Professor and Director, Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad, India.
Neel is an architect and heritage professional from Nepal, who is currently the Director of the Centre for Heritage Management at Ahmedabad University in India. He began his work at Ahmedabad University in developing a Masters Degree Programme in Heritage Management where the emphasis is on integrating tangible and intangible as well as natural and cultural heritage discourses and practices. Along with the Masters programme, he has also been chairing an international conference series on Heritage Management Education and Practice, and has been instrumental in setting up the Journal of Heritage Management. Previously he worked in Nepal, Bhutan as well as USA. Along with his regular academic and professional engagements, he also coordinates a publication series titled ‘Reflections on the Built Environment and Associated Practices’ from Nepal, of which two volumes have been published and third volume is in its final stage. Earlier he co-edited (with Kapila Silva) ‘Asian Heritage Management: Contexts, Concerns and Prospects’ (Routledge 2013). He obtained his Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (USA), an Architecture Doctorate from University of Hawaii – Manoa (USA), and a Bachelors in Architecture from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
He has also been a Visiting Fellow at the UNESCO Category Centre for World Natural Heritage Management and Training for the Asia Pacific Region at Dehradun, India.