TLDR: Five-point highlights
- King’s College and NAAMII have formed partnership to offer AI education in Nepal
- A diploma level Advanced AI Program of six months duration has been introduced for professionals and graduates
- A basic level of Python programming knowledge is required for enrollment
- The program aims to equip students with AI skills and knowledge
- The program also aspires to create employment and business opportunities for students in the global AI market
King’s College and NepAl Applied Mathematics and Informatics Institute for Research (NAAMII) have announced their collaboration to conduct educational programs on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Nepal.
They signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 3 August 2023 with an aim of providing cutting-edge AI education programs in Nepal. Together, they will create different kinds of specialized and integrated AI programs in the future.
Launch of diploma level Advanced AI Program
Along with the partnership announcement, they have also launched the first product – a diploma level Advanced AI Program of six months duration. The program will be 90 hours in total, and will run for 4 hours a week. They are currently working on the curriculum design and have opened a waitlist for the interested participants. Anyone with interest and passion in AI can join the course. However, a basic level of Python programming knowledge is needed for enrollment. The course is aimed at early career working professionals and recent graduates.
Both the institutions have utilized their expertise to design and distribute a high-quality educational program to meet the distinct needs of individuals and institutions. This educational program is expected to be useful for skill enhancement as well as producing knowledgeable and competent manpower in AI in Nepal.
Benefits and Opportunities of the Program
The program envisions that students will not only find employment opportunities in the global market but also achieve success in various business ventures by applying AI-based software developed in Nepal.
Here is what the heads of these two organizations have to say:
Narottam Aryal, President of King’s College, says,
“As the world witnesses rapid advancements in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Nepal too can make a mark in this domain. Our goal with this AI educational program is to share knowledge and expertise in Artificial Intelligence, enabling individuals to tackle complex tasks with ease and to contribute to the economic sector. I believe this collaboration will provide us with valuable insights from AI experts who have been conducting teaching and research in prestigious laboratories and universities worldwide.”
Similarly, Dr. Bishesh Khanal, the Co-founder and Director of NAAMII, shares,
“There is high demand for manpower working in AI software in the global market. There is also a lot of outsourcing of such work from Nepal. Nepali youth are also working as freelancers. In Nepal, there are many areas where AI can be applied to fields like agriculture and health.”
How to Apply?
To join the waitlist for this program, fill up the form here.
This partnership between King’s College and NAAMII is a positive step towards advancing AI education in Nepal. It will help to equip the participants with AI skills that are in high demand in the global market. We appreciate both the institutions for this initiative, and look forward to positive outcomes.