Information Technology courses are some of the most sought out degrees in Nepal. Technology is growing at a rapid pace and the necessity for skilled manpower in this sector is more than ever. In this modern world where technology has become an integral part of our lives, many people want to learn the skills needed to build a career in this field.

Nepal is slowly catching up with the world in this field. Businesses have learned the value that information technology brings to the table. As a developing country, Nepal has many opportunities for progress and the younger generation is slowly taking advantage of information technology.

If you just graduated high school or +2 as it is called in Nepal, and are looking to pursue a higher degree in the field of technology then this article is for you. There are many options when it comes to studying technology. So much that it can get overwhelming and confusing to many students. What are all these courses? Which one should I study? Which one will give me the most career options?

All these questions will be answered in this guide. I have created this guide to answer all the questions one needs to know if you are intending to study information technology in Nepal. So, prepare for the ride and read till the end to find out all you want to know about the versatile degrees available in the field of information technology in Nepal.

BSC CSIT

Bachelor in Computer Science in Information Technology or BSC CSIT as commonly known is a four-year or 8-semester degree offered by Tribhuvan University. CSIT is a versatile course that offers intensive knowledge in the field of programming and other computer theories. Each semester is 6 months long.

The course is offered by 57 colleges around Nepal in affiliation with Tribhuvan University. The program helps students to understand the principles of both Computer Science and Information Technology and also provides practical knowledge to apply these principles in the real world.

After completing the course, students will acquire the necessary skills to solve hardware and software problems in their chosen area of expertise by designing digital or physical solutions.

Course Module

Semester I

Course CodeCourse Title
CSC109Introduction to Information Technology
CSC110C Programming
CSC111Digital Logic
MTH112Mathematics I
PHY113Physics

Semester II

Course Code                       Course Title
CSC160Discrete Structure
CSC161Object Oriented Programming
CSC162Microprocessor
MTH163Mathematics II
STA164Statistics I

Semester III

Course Code                       Course Title
CSC206Data Structure and Algorithms
CSC207Numerical Method
CSC208Computer Architecture
CSC209Computer Graphics
STA210Statistics II

Semester IV

Course Code                       Course Title
CSC257Theory of Computation
CSC258Computer Networks
CSC259Operating Systems
CSC260Database Management System
CSC261Artificial Intelligence

Semester V

Course Code                       Course Title
CSC314Design and Analysis of Algorithms
CSC315System Analysis and Design
CSC316Cryptography
CSC317Simulation and Modeling
CSC318Web Technology
 Elective I

List of Electives:
1. Multimedia Computing (CSC319)
2. Wireless Networking (CSC320)
3. Image Processing (CSC321)
4. Knowledge Management (CSC322)
5. Society and Ethics in Information Technology (CSC323)
6. Microprocessor-Based Design (CSC324)

Semester VI

Course Code                       Course Title
CSC364Software Engineering
CSC365Complier Design and Construction
CSC366E-Governance
CSC367NET Centric Computing
CSC368Technical Writing
 Elective II

List of Electives:
1. Applied Logic (CSC369)
2. E-commerce (CSC370)
3. Automation and Robotics (CSC371)
4. Neural Networks (CSC372)
5. Computer Hardware Design (CSC373)
6. Cognitive Science (CSC374)

Semester VII

Course Code                       Course Title
CSC409Advanced Java Programming
CSC410Data Warehousing and Data Mining
MGT411Principles of Management
CSC412Project Work
 Elective III

List of Electives:
1. Information Retrieval (CSC413)
2. Database Administration (CSC414)
3. Software Project Management (CSC415)
4. Network Security (CSC416)
5. Digital System Design (CSC417)
6. International Marketing (MGT418)

Semester VIII

Course Code                       Course Title
CSC461Advanced Database
CSC462Internship
 Elective IV
 Elective V

List of Electives:
1. Advanced Networking with IPV6 (CSC463)
2. Distributed Networking (CSC464)
3. Game Technology (CSC465)
4. Distributed and Object Oriented Database (CSC466)
5. Introduction to Cloud Computing (CSC467)
6. Geographical Information System (CSC468)
7. Decision Support System and Expert System (CSC469)
8. Mobile Application Development (CSC470)
9. Real-Time Systems (CSC471)
10. Network and System Administration (CSC472)
11. Embedded Systems Programming (CSC473)
12. International Business Management (MGT474)

Bachelor in Information Technology

Bachelor in Information Technology is another hugely popular IT course in our country.  The course offers technical skills and knowledge that is required to succeed in the industry. Not only that, but you get practical experience in the field as well.

The knowledge that the students gain during their studies can be applied to solve real-world problems in the field of information technology. This degree is offered by two universities in Nepal, Tribhuvan University and Purwanchal University.

Students are trained to analyze and design computer systems according to the latest developments in technology.

 Course Module: Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) Course Module

Bachelor in Information Management

Bachelor in Information Management or BIM is a great course if you have a passion for business and technology as well. If you intend to learn some skills regarding technology and use it to make a business then this course is for you.

A combination of information technology and management, this course integrates major aspects of IT and management as the name suggests. The course will help develop IT skills and in addition to that it will also give them ideas about business and management that will help them with decision making.

So, if you are looking for a well-rounded course that provides information regarding management, human resource, finance, accounting and many more and also technical skills to succeed in the technology industry then BIM could be the course that you are looking for.

Course Module

Semester I

Course CodeCourse Title
ITC 211Computer Information System
IT 212Digital Logic Design
MGT 201Principles of Management
MTH 201Basic Mathematics
PHY113English Composition

Semester II

Course Code                       Course Title
IT 213Structured Programming
IT 214Data Communication and Computer Network
MGT 204Business Communications
MTH 202Discrete Mathematics
SOC 201Sociology for Business

Semester III

Course Code                       Course Title
ACC 201Financial Accounting
IT 215Web Technology – I
IT 216Java Programming – I
IT 217Computer Organization
STT 201Business Statistics

Semester IV

Course Code                       Course Title
ACC 202Cost and Management Accounting
ECO 201Microeconomics
IT 218Data Structure and Algorithm with Java
IT 219Web Technology – II
IT 220Database Management System

Semester V

Course Code                       Course Title
ECO 202Macroeconomics
IT 221Computer Graphics
IT 222Java Programming – II
IT 223Advanced Internet Working
MKT 201Fundamentals of Marketing

Semester VI

Course Code                       Course Title
FIN 201Business Finance
IT 224Software Engineering
IT 225Computer Security and Cyber Law
IT 351Summer Project
MGT 202Human Resource Management
MGT 206Business Environment in Nepal

Semester VII

Course Code                       Course Title
IT 226:Management Information System
IT 227Object Oriented Analysis and Design
IT 228Artificial Intelligence
MGT 203Organizational Behavior
MGT 205Operations Management
MGT 208Business Strategy

Semester VIII

Course Code                       Course Title
IT 229IT Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain Management
IT 230Economics of Information and Communication
IT 350Internship
 Elective I
 Elective II

Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Computer Engineering is a 4 year long course that specializes in different aspects of computer hardware and software. On the contrary to popular belief, computer engineering is not just about programming, digital logic or application design. In addition to these topics, the course also give you in-depth knowledge about communication, entrepreneurship among others.

With very lucrative career prospects, Computer Engineering is one of the most sought out degrees in technology throughout the world. You get to choose from a wide range of career options including software engineer, web developer, System Analyst, Computer network analyst, and even tech journalist.

Course Module: Bachelor of Computer Engineering Course Module

BCA

Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) is a relatively new computer science degree that is offered by Tribhuvan University, Purwanchal University, and Pokhara University. The 4-year degree is much more practical than other IT courses. In addition to the major aspects of computer science, BCA also implants managerial skills and business theories inside you.

With a wide range of career options to choose from including software development, application development, network administration, programming, web design and many more, BCA strives to become the ideal course for computer lovers in Nepal.

BCA trains you to not only create products to solve problems, but it also helps you become a practical thinker.

Course Module: BCA Course Module

BIT Courses by Foreign Universities

A number of IT courses are offered in affiliation to different foreign universities. I have compiled a list of all the degrees offered by foreign universities in the field of information technology.

BCS (IT) in Cyber Security & Networking
Offering University: EHE European University
Offering College: Forbes College

Bachelor in Computer Applications (BCA)
Offering University: Indira Gandhi National Open University
Offering College: Nepal Information Technology (NIT)

Bachelor of Computer Science
Offering University: Lincoln University College
Offering College: Texas College of Management and IT, Phoenix College of Management

Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology
Offering University: Asia e University
Offering College: Virinchi College

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Offering University: Westcliff University
Offering College: Presidential Business School

BSc (Hons) Computing
Offering University: Coventry University
Offering College: Softwarica College of IT and E-commerce

BSc (Hons) Ethical Hacking and Cyber security
Offering University: Coventry University
Offering College: Softwarica College of IT and E-commerce

B.Sc. (Hons.) in Computer Science & Software
Offering University: University of Bedfordshire
Offering College: Patan College for Professional Studies

B.Sc. (Hons) in Information Technology
Offering University: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation
Offering College: Lord Buddha Education Foundation

B.Sc. (Hons) Network Engineering
Offering University: University of Northampton
Offering College: NAMI College

B.Sc. (Hons) Software Engineering
Offering University: University of Northampton
Offering College: NAMI College

B.Sc.IT- Database Administration
Offering University: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation
Offering College: Lord Buddha Education Foundation

B.Sc.IT- Network Computing
Offering University: Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation
Offering College: Lord Buddha Education Foundation

BSc (Hons) Multimedia Technologies
Offering University: London Metropolitan University
Offering College: Islington College

BSc (Hons) Computing
Offering University: London Metropolitan University
Offering College: Islington College, Itahari International College

BSc (Hons) Computer Networking & IT Security
Offering University: London Metropolitan University
Offering College: Islington College

BSc (Hons) Computer Science
Offering University: University of Wolverhampton
Offering College: Herald College

These are the different bachelor program in field of Computer Technology provided by a number of colleges in Nepal with affiliation to various universities around the world. These programs provide student with the knowledge of fundamental principles of computer science and information technology. Plus, modern programming languages and technologies are also taught.

What makes these degrees different from the one Nepalese universities are offering, you might ask. Well, above all their teaching method is almost similar to the one in the affiliated university. So, you get to experience the foreign teaching method firsthand which is quite different from the Nepalese universities’ teaching approach.

Also, you get a degree from a foreign university living Nepal which is beneficial in many cases. Plus, these many of these degrees have same equivalency to Tribhuvan University’s CSIT. With this, you can even apply for government jobs in Nepal.

Conclusion

So, should you study IT and if so which one? The answer is a big YES. In the 21st century where technological advancement is upon us, studying a course related to the IT field is extremely useful.

The opportunity is endless for an IT graduate. With a lot of career options, your skills are always in demand in the market. Nepal is a striving hub of technology and many startups are coming in the market and are not going anywhere for a long time.

Studying any degree in the field of technology makes you a contender for this. It is a well-known fact that the field of Information Technology has a lot to offer. Make the best out this opportunity by choosing it as your career and be a part of an ever growing community.

Again, studying IT totally depends on what you want to do with it. Are you going to love working with computers for rest of your life? If the answer to that is yes, then definitely IT is for you. If the answer is no, then you might be better off without it even if the scope is big.