Congratulations to the New President and Treasurer of NeStA!

Shailendra Singh and Binod Ghimire have been unanimously selected as the new president and treasurer, Pragya Adhikari, Sundar Niroula, and Sushant Mahat as Authorized Agent of the Nepali Student Association here at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Congratulation to new team!
Also, many thanks to the outgoing president Vaskar Dahal and treasurer Sachindra Dahal for their tenure and contribution to the Nepali society.

Nepal Earthquake Disaster Relief


Dear UIUC community,

Nepal was hit by a devastating earthquake of 7.9 Richter scale in magnitude on April 25, 2015. More than 100 aftershocks have been felt so far, of which 30 were of more than 4.0 Richter scale in magnitude, making things worse. More than 5,000 deaths have been reported, leaving tens of thousands injured. This number is expected to rise in the days ahead. More than 50 Nepalese students, faculty, staff and their family members at UIUC are directly impacted by this disaster along with millions of people in Nepal.

Nepal and Nepalese people are in a dire need of help at this moment. In this hour of extreme difficulty, Nepalese Student Association – UIUC (NeStA – UIUC) requests your support in providing assistance to the survivors in Nepal through following channels.


  1. Donate in person at NeStA Booth at Main Quad on April 29 , April 30 and May 1 (Wednesday,Thursday and Friday), 11 AM to 1 PM
  2. Help Nepal Network
  3. American Red Cross (Nepal Earthquake Relief)
  4. Text GIVE NEPAL to 80088 to donate $10 to Nepal GlobalGiving Earthquake Relief Fund. Message and data rates may apply.

We want to thank you in advance for your kind support. Please contact us if you have any questions.


Surendra Karki (


Nepali Student Association – UIUC (NeStA-UIUC)

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

About Us

Nepali Student Association at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (NeStA-UIUC) serves as a representative of the Nepalese Students in Urbana-Champaign, IL. The objective of NeStA-UIUC is to maintain cohesive relation among each other and cultivate an enriching environment. NeStA-UIUC also aims to promote and educate a better understanding of Nepalese culture and heritage to all students regardless of origin differences. The purposes of NeStA-UIUC are to promote the cultural and social integration and interaction, and to uplift international goodwill and friendship.

NeStA-UIUC is committed to uplift the cultural, social, and educational lives of the students of Nepal, and to bring about better understanding of Nepal and promote peace and harmony among the myriad of cultures within the University and beyond. Since the concept of global village is at its peak, we, the members of NeStA-UIUC, would like to be the members of this village by sharing our uniqueness with the University and Urbana-Champaign communities by means of useful programs and functions.