A career in Information technology (IT) requires various core skills and soft skills that will help in breaking out in the industry. There are various ways to enter this field, as there are several roles surrounding IT or facilitating development. Depending on the role, employers usually require relevant skills and experience relating to development in their candidates. It is therefore important to know the correct pathway while entering this field. The first and foremost option to enter the field of IT is studying for an IT degree which has a wide range of course options. In this post, we are going to discuss unique and specialized IT courses in Nepal that you can do to enhance your IT career.
1. BTech in Artificial Intelligence
Bachelor of Technology in Artificial Intelligence is a newly launched program of Kathmandu University with the support of proper practical training. It aims to offer undergraduate students a complete knowledge of Artificial Intelligence. This program also supports students through project-based learning and an internship program that gives them real-world experience. Kathmandu University will run this program in its School of Engineering under the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. So, if you are thoroughly interested in working in the field of AI and related subfields, this degree might be the perfect choice for you. KU has set the total cost for this 4-year degree as 8,00,000 rupees.
2. Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
BSc. Computer Science is a 4-year degree provided by Kathmandu University. The study of Computer Science spans a wide range, from its theoretical and algorithms foundations to cutting-edge developments in robotics, computer vision, intelligent systems. bioinformatics, and other exciting areas. For admission in BSc in Computer Science, candidates should have passed ISC (or 10+2 or equivalent) with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and 50% in Physica, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The work of Computer Science graduates falls into three categories: they develop effective ways to solve computing problems, they devise a new way to use computers and they design and implement software.
3. BSc (Hons) CSSE with Micro degree in AI
BSc(Hons) CSSE with Micro degree in AI course is suitable for students who want foundation as well as a platform for specialist study. While doing this degree, one will learn in-depth, the principles and practices of both disciplines computer science and software engineering. This course is designed to enable one to analyze and build a range of applications. Offered by Patan College for Professional Studies, this is a 3 years degree affiliated with the University of Bedfordshire (UoB).
4. Bsc. (Hons) Computing
BSc Computing is a software-specialized international degree in Nepal. This program provides general education in the field of computing. It has been designed for students who aspire to specialize in developing and maintaining modern computer-based systems. This module covers four distinct areas; Software Development, Information Systems, networks, distributed systems, and Internet computing systems. Currently, this degree is being provided by many colleges which are affiliated with foreign universities. Islington College and The British College are the most popular colleges providing this degree right now. This degree will cost you ranging from 12 to 16 lakhs according to college
5. BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Digital Forensics
Available in The British College, this newly launched course is running in partnership with the University of the West of England which is one of the highest-ranking degrees for graduate employment. The British college claims that this is the first time an enhanced cyber security course has been launched in Nepal with such a high employability rate. This course will help you to prepare you for roles as programmers, systems or network administrators, and IT security professionals. Therefore, if you are enthusiastic about this field, BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Digital Forensics course could be just what you are looking for.
6. BSc (Hons) Computer Networking & IT Security
Due to the complication of Computer Networking and the severity of security challenges, the world has a huge demand for cybersecurity specialists. To meet this demand, a specialized module has been prepared as BSc Computer Networking and IT Security. Just like BSc computing, this degree is also available in foreign-affiliated colleges. This 3-year degree offer student an extensive grounding in traditional network and security protocols as well as the preparation for technologies such as wired and wireless networking, VOIP, virtualization, and so on.
7. BSc Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT)
Of all the IT courses available, BSc CSIT is definitely the most popular IT course in Nepal. CSIT degree combines previous 3-year Computer Science degree and 3-year Information Technology degree into a single 4-year course. So, the degree can be thought of as a combination of Information Technology and computer science principles and applications. Due to this, it can be considered as one of the vast IT courses in Nepal as it ensemble different fields of IT in it. Since most of the TU-affiliated colleges are providing this degree, it could be easily available in your nearby colleges. One of the top colleges of Nepal, St. Xavier’s College situated in Maitighar also provides this 4-year degree in affiliation with TU.
8. BSc in Cloud Computing
BSc (Hons) in Information Technology with a specialism in Cloud Computing is a Full-time campus based course of 123 credit. This degree will be awarded by 5-star Rated Award Winning University where students from any faculty can join. The main aims of the course is to provide brief knowledge on IT sector and specialized knowledge on cloud computing. It is a 3 year course with lecture hours set as 6:30 AM – 10:30 AM and tutorials hours set as 10.30 A.M- 12.30 P.M. This degree costs Rs. 9,29,000 and is offerred by LBEF Campus at Maitidevi.
Whenever you are enrolling in a new course, the first and foremost thing to do is to check if you’re eligible for a certain course that you like. You can’t get an engineering degree without a +2 science degree but you can get a BIM, BCIS types degree with +2 management as well. You can easily find the criteria and eligibility requirements for each course online. Another thing you can do is check the syllabus for each course you’re interested in. Look up the subjects listed in the syllabus and see what intrigues you. Good luck finding the right course for you.