Monthly Archives: September 2013

New Course BSc. CSIT launched in Biratnagar

Students of Biratnagar are recently very excited and happy because of launch of new course BSc. CSIT. Around 5 colleges have been giving advertisement in local newspapers, some with classic black and white and some with color. This 4 year/8 semester course under the affiliation of Tribhuwan University has been creating a hype in this industrial city.

  1. Birat Multiple College
  2. Nihareeka College
  3. Birat Khsitiz College

are some of the colleges offering Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Information Technology.

Also, B.Sc. Microbiology has been introduced from this year.

But, the question remains ???

Will the education quality be maintained. Are the teachers qualified enough to teach or just random computer institute teachers (no pun intended!). Why need of another course  when there already is BE Computer run by Purbanchal University and Easter College of Engineering dominating the scene. But, the good thing is that now students don’t have to go migrate to Kathmandu in the name of higher studies. There is now an option, but the choice is yours.

What about entrance exam ?

Most of the college’s are closing form submissions on last of bhadra 2070 and entrance exam date on first week of Ahsoj 2070. With 24 seats this course promises to be of 126 credit hours.

 

Open Knowledge Foundation Network Nepal second meetup

September 11, 2013 : Unlike usual meetup’s I had a different experience on this one. OKFN Nepal, is the abbreviated form of Open Knowledge Foundation Network Nepal. “We want to make our meetup’s informal and respect the freedom of speech” , were the words said by Prakash Neupane – OKFN Nepal ambassador.

I saw more participation on second than the first meetup, maybe around 15-20 open minded tech enthusiasts. Also, the Open Spending Data Party was celebrated by OKFN nepal, where budget of Kathmandu city was made open.

This event had created a buzz around media, journalist, IT professionals, entrepreneurs, students, data hubs etc and many more. So this meetup was crucial for us, as we talked on different agendas before the event. Following are some of those:-

  1. Everyone shared their experiences about Open Spending Data Party.
  2. We knew that local as well as nation media were impressed by our work on making data open.
  3. Open Knowledge Foundation Network(OKFN) globally appreciated the effort of OKFN Nepal.
  4. Nepali language localization of Open Spending guide to be done was discussed, most probably on transifex.