The number of students choosing a career in the field of computer science and information technology is increasing in Nepal. Aiming at these students, many IT colleges have been opened in Nepal with the affiliation of various IT courses of domestic and foreign universities. Similarly, among the various IT programs being taught here, BSc CSIT is very famous among the new generation. This program, which has the possibility of employment after completion of studies, can be studied at a lower fee than other medical and engineering subjects in the country. Also, the number of IT-related activities around the world is increasing day by day, so it seems that students are very attracted towards this program.
What is CSIT?
BSc CSIT is an undergraduate education for studying and researching Computer Science and IT. It is an education that teaches to search and research new technologies needed for the IT sector. In this course research is done to find out why any technology has succeeded/failed as well as to create new technology.
It is a mix course of Computer Science and IT. How to use and develop the technology. CSIT is a global subject. Students of any country study the same thing. If you look at the world, computers and IT are studied separately. But both can be studied in CSIT. Computer research or software can be chosen as one of two. Researching new technologies is the need of the moment. New technology is needed to facilitate the work. Skilled manpower is needed to invent and use these technologies. CSIT is considered important for the invention and use of technology. On the other hand, this course is suitable for those who dream of becoming a computer engineer but whose financial situation is weak.
The B.Sc CSIT four-year academic program conducted by Tribhuvan University consists of eight semesters. It was awarded by the Institute of Science and Technology Studies under Tribhuvan University. It has been put into operation since 2064. Currently, this program is being taught in more than 50 colleges in Nepal. Project work and practical work are more emphasized in this educational program.
It also includes subjects such as computer systems, applications, and programming as in computer engineering. This program, designed and prepared by combining both computer science and IT, emphasizes how the basic principles of both computer science and IT can be brought into practice to find solutions to real problems. Therefore, the BSc CSIT program helps in producing IT professionals who can easily work in both the national and international sectors, the skilled manpower needed in the current IT sector.
Minimum Qualification for Admission:
The candidate applying for B.Sc. CSIT program:
- Should have successfully completed a twelve year of schooling in the science stream or equivalent from any university, board, or institution recognized by TU.
- Should have successfully passed the entrance examination conducted by TU securing at least 35% marks. Compiled with all the application procedures.
- Should have secured a minimum of the second division in their +2 or equivalent OR should have secured at least C in all subjects in Grade 11 and Grade 12 by taking Physics and Mathematics of 100 marks.
- Passed A level in Science (have studied Physics and Mathematics with 100 marks) and passed at least in D Grade
- Passed 3 Years Diploma in Engineering program from CTEVT taking both Physics and Mathematics.
(Note: Both Biology and Mathematics groups of students of +2 level are eligible to apply for the course)
B.Sc CSIT Program 75 Credit Hours Computer Science, 6 Credit Hours Natural Science Elective, 12 Credit Hours Math, 3 Credit Hours Technical Writing, 6 Credit Hours Management, 15 Credit Hours Computer Science Elective, and 9 Credit Hours Project and Internship totaling 126 Credit Hours It is a designed educational program. You have to study in total eight semesters to complete this course. The main attraction of this program is the eighth-semester internship. 200 marks are allocated for this and minimum 80 marks are required to pass. To complete the internship, the student must have worked for at least three months in companies related to the fields specified by the university curriculum. It helps the students not only in their study but also prepare them for the market.
Different colleges charge different fees for BSc CSIT studies. Currently, it is seen that the teaching colleges are charging around 2 lakh to 8 lakh. However, the fees for completing four years of study are less than those of engineering education.
Scope of BSC CSIT (Employment opportunities):
After studying B.Sc CSIT, one can start to study higher education including creating self-employment in their own field as an IT professional and working in government and non-government sectors. According to the data so far, it has not been seen that the students who have passed out are sitting unemployed. Some have established themselves as entrepreneurs, while some of them have also got the opportunity to work in software manufacturing companies, telecommunications, scientific research organizations, etc. B.Sc. CSIT graduates are System Analyst, System Administrators, System Managers, Project Designers, Database Administrator, Network Administrator, Graphics Designer, Web Developer, IT Officer, Information Security Analyst, Information System Auditor, cryptographers, Application Developer, Telecommunication Engineer, Software Quality engineers and can work as a technical content writer, etc.
Marks are allotted for internship in the BSc CSIT syllabus. A minimum of 80 marks is required to pass. To complete the internship, one must have worked for three months in the company as prescribed by the course. According to Subba of Sagarmatha College, this will not only help the students in their studies but also prepare them for the job market. Internships and practicals should be compulsory. At least 3 months of the internship should be done in the eighth semester. You can go and intern in any IT company. Similarly, the software project is also mandatory. Similarly, the college sends students to various companies for research.
Theory courses should have an internal weightage of 20% and an external weightage of 80%. For the course having lab work, the internal weightage is 20%, lab work weightage is 20% and external weightage is 60%. A student should secure a minimum of 40% in each category to pass a course.
The final score in each course will be the sum of the overall weightage in all categories. There will be a separate practical examination for the 20% weightage of lab work conducted by the concerned college in the presence of an external examiner.
The project work and internship are evaluated by different evaluators. To pass project work and internship, students should secure at least 40% marks in the evaluation of each evaluator and the final score will be the sum of all the evaluations. For the evaluation of the final presentation, an external examiner will be assigned from the IOST.
The Grading System
A student has passed his/her 8 semesters (4 years) of study will be graded as follows
- Distinction: 80 % and above (8 semester’s average)
- First Division: 70 % and above (8 semester’s average)
- Second Division: 55 % and above (8 semester’s average)
- Division: 40 % and above (8 semester’s average)
Students are required to attend regularly all theory and practical classes and should maintain 80 percent attendance in each course separately.
Institute of science and technology, Tribhuvan University, will conduct the final examination at the end of each semester. 80% weightage will be given to the final examination for the theory course and 60% will be given for the course having both theory and practical.Tribhuvan University