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World Science Day for Peace and Development in Nepal

Background

It was recommended at the World Conference on Science in Budapest in 1999 recognition was required for the need for a new compact between science and society. It was discussed at the conference that a World Science Day would help strengthen commitments to attain the Declaration on Science and the Use of Scientific Knowledge’s goals and to pursue the Science Agenda: Framework for Action’s recommendations.

Established by UNESCO in 2001, World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated worldwide on 10 November each year. The Day is an occasion to recall UNESCO’s mandate and commitment to science.

The rationale behind celebrating World Science Day each year is rooted in the need for a new social contract for science, one which acknowledges the importance of the role science and scientists play in creating sustainable societies and which ensures that citizens are kept informed of developments in science and empowered to participate in science. In this sense, World Science Day helps to show the general public why science is relevant to their daily lives and engage them in debate on related issues.

 

What do people do?

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) works with people, government agencies and organizations to promote the WSDPD each year. The WSDPD celebrations include:

  • Open days to highlight science’s important role in peace and development.
  • Classroom discussions to emphasize how science and technology affect daily life.
  • Distributing the WSDPD posters throughout tertiary institutions, school campuses, and public venues.
  • Arranged science museum visits to commemorate the day.
  • Visits to local schools on careers in science or scientific presentations.

Some governments have, in the past, used World Science Day to publicly affirm their commitment to increased support for scientific initiatives that help society, as well as launch new science policy programs together with scientific institutions, civil society, universities and schools.

What we are doing?
The World Science Day for Peace and Development is annually held on November 10 to raise awareness of the benefits of science worldwide.
We are also celebrating this day in our country by doing seminar and Awareness Rally.

In 9th November, Mitrakunj is organizing seminar on the occasion of world science day for peace and development. Seminar will be held in Conference Hall of Russian Science and Culture Center. Seminar will start from 1 pm.

In 10th November, Nepal Science Olympiad with CSIT Association, mitrakunj and other science related organization is doing rally from Ganeshman park to Basantapur. Rally will start at 7 am early morning.

Organizer, Supporters and Promoters?

Nepal Science Olympiad, Mitrakunj , CSIT Association of Nepal

Who are participating?

Scientist, Teacher, Student, Researchers, Leaders, Policy makers, Organizations, Communities, Business man, Social Activist and anybody who believes and understands on Science and Technology is the way for Peace and Development in this universe. We expect active participation in Rally, we will have play cards, banners, posters presenting the themes on support of Peace and Development using Science and Technology.

We are planning to meet morning at 7 am in Ganashman Park Ratnapark.
After gathering there, we will move around the Tudikhel and finally will gather in Basantapur Durbar.

This is the way we highlight science’s important role in peace and development

If you are relate with College, School and other Company please bring your banner in Rally……

 

Sourced:

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/science-technology/sti-policy/global-focus/science-popularization/world-science-day-for-peace-and-development/

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/un/world-science-day

 

Social Development in CSIT

Published in CSIT e-zine[http://www.bsccsit.com/index.php/csit-e-zine]

In glance, may this topic seem not familiar here with Technology student like you. But believe me it will get its place at last.  Let’s go on topic, what is Social Development, you can get different definition over the Internet. Whatever, Social development can be summarily described as the process of organizing human energies and activities at higher levels to achieve greater results. Social Development increases the utilization of human potential.

I remember one incident, when I was in first class of Bsc CSIT, we had introduction round, when my turn came I said like” My name is Prakash Neupane and I am from Butwal”, after me another guy also told he was from Butwal and similarly 2 other guys were also said like it. That made us attention with each other and we talked after class. But later we knew, actually none of us were exactly from Butwal, all of us were from nearby Butwal. Here come one question why we said same? May be the answer is, relation and uniformity.

3-4 years ago, when I was in program and someone asked me what are you persuading, I replied Bsc CSIT and he asked again What it means? And explained Bsc Computer Science and Information Technology.  But he again asked what is this? I explained every thing about CSIT. Still I couldn’t see much understanding over his face and may be finally he was neglecting. But I hoped someone should understand my first time word

Last month I was invited in talk program on Career Concern “Era of CSIT”  organized by Meeting Point. Every guest were there for promoting CSIT and exploring the scope of CSIT. Most of them are comparing our course with Engineering and voicing that we should get Er. as well,  they tried to convince viewers that we are better suited for developer and network person as engineering one. But I as a student felt like we have no identity, every time we were compared with other, who knew we are not only good in development and networking we are also good in e-Education, e-Tourism, e-Health, research, and many more. And this is my Identity.

Now we can say Social Development is for relation, uniformity, understanding and identity. It expand our strength for leading in initial discovery as we are new and later it will help to add strength to add values on existence. So we believe  Social Development elevate and accelerate the expansion and development of human capabilities in any field, leading to fresh discoveries, improvement of existing activities and capacity for greater results. Our practices toward the social Development in not other than the development of our capabilities. Beside raising the question and criticizing other, we should prove ourselves first, so no one can counter question on us.  And our social organizing procedures and practices are always stand for it. We sensed the need of social development and we moved on a way, I don’t say actually now we developed but we are organized some way, remember organizing is the basis and power of community, because it give title, hand, idea and many more so I can feel on gratified to start all this. This initiation leads us on more space, where we can feel our existence. We have lot of example of this, Few year ago when we searched CSIT in google, we hardly get any link and any info of our Computer Science and Information Technology. But now what we are getting, number of college’s website link, different portals and info-sites like bsccsit.com, csitnepal.com, csitan.org.np, bsccsitinnepal.blogspot.com different personal blog, community blog and many more. Next example, While my batch was studying in 2nd semester, we hardly participate in any programs but now what 2nd semester are doing, they are not just participating in program, they are even organizing in their own strength.  Another example I remember my last year, when I applied on some software Development company for job, most of them had asked me about CSIT, but now around 100 companies heard about CSIT and some are even mention CSIT while opening job. So these thing make us feel our strength, capacity and existence.

There are always some role models and players for Social Development, and those role players are always the voice of whole society. So try to be a voice, but it doesn’t means that you should be the prime minister to raise a voice. Anyone in society has equal rights and equal share to express. We are the citizen of democratic country and institution; we have every right that each legal citizen of this country have, so we have a freedom to analyses action, criticize them, appreciate them, motivate them. But Different is, if we appreciate and motivate them, they will continue and if we criticize obviously they will break down…… but I know there are some who never break down on what other blame they work on their way. While I am talking on these terms of social development, here comes some headshots what will be the personal development, answer is simply hard, It depends on you, some people say social development activities help us to be responsible, some say it help you to make social profile, some says it is just the way to ride on professional. So lets be the part of it, don’t wait for anybody, start yourself. Just you need to think differently, explore possibilities, you initiation will give everyone strength to rise new initiation. And lastly there will be more than 1000s hands to support your initiation.

Meeting Point: ERA of CSIT

It was about 2:50 pm, I was dropped from micro bus just front of Alpha House and made move to Meeting point, I was invited in the talk program called “ERA of CSIT” organized by Meeting Point. But my mobile was rang on the way, that was from Kalyan Khadka dai, President of UNITES Nepal; He asked me for some minutes and I went to Hotel Himalaya  with him, I was supposed to introduced with Some international delegates, who were here for some program and meeting of NCELL Employees. I had very limited time so I had only small talk, I couldn’t made meeting with them and return back to Alpha House in Meeting Point. Everybody had arrived there, Dipak Sir, Bhoj Raj sir, Anil Sir, Narayan Sir, Roshan Sir, Rajesh Sir and other from other colleges were there.

The program was started around 3:15, Program Host formally started the program, the four guests were invited in front chair. Dipak Pudasaini from Amrit Campus, Bhoj Raj Ghimire from Amrit Campus/Deerwalk, Anil Chaulagain from huawai and Shiva Bhusan lal from Nepal Telecom. Each guest were asked particular question from host.

1. What is the status of Technical Skill Transformation from CSIT curriculum ?

This question was asked to Dipak Sir.

Dipak Sir started with the overview of BSc CSIT, he include it’s distribution in term of Natural Science, mathematics, Math etc.

He stated the theme of this course and explain the theory, design and application approach of this course.

He added this course highly designed with accomplishing database, network and programming .

He said beside theoretical part, this course added intern, project, practical and case study so this things make it more professional.

2. How the syllabus design and what was its target output?

This question was asked to Bhoj Raj Sir

Bhoj Raj sir tried to convinced in term of statistical records, he told 10 years ago India’s GDP was 3-4 while after 10 years it is 7.5-8.5, how? Because Indian Financial Development was depend on IT companies and out sourcing companies and the government gave more priority to these sector.

10 years ago china said they didn’t need any English language, but now China made compulsory English language in Secondary level, why ? to grab the chance of outsourcing and compete with the world.

He pointed the gaps between university graduates and industry demands in Nepal.

He informed BSc CSIT syllabus are updating frequently based on need and demand of market.

3. What thing Nepal outsourced and is CSIT can make that work here?

Anil Chaulagain was asked with this question

He exposed the scenario of outsourcing that Nepal has been doing outside the country he queried isn’t any nepali able to do this? He added nepali student and professional can do anything.

He explored the basic ICT concept in 3 subparts:

–          IP: Internet Protocol

–          CT: Communication Technology

–          IT: Information Technology

He pointed what we can consultant here:

–          Information Security

–          Disaster Recovery

–          Many others

4. How can CSIT work in Telecom?

This question was asked to Shiva Bhusan Lal

He started with his history of joining Computer Science in Russia and the trouble faced at that time due to computer science.

He explored the penetration of the current telecommunication in the field of mobile technology and internet in Nepal

He showed the way that student can joined in Nepali Telecom as internee.

After putting the word from each guest, host asked some other respective person to make word in 2 minutes. HOD of sagarmatha, Principal of Academia, Director of Aberdeen, Principal of Texus, Director of Bernherdt and I put our word regarding that program and CSIT. In this way that program was wrapped up.

 

Software Freedom Day: FOSS Ka kura in Amrit Campus

College name: Amrit Campus

Time: 10:30, 27th august 2012

Location: Lainchour

Website: www.amritcampus.edu.np

 

The kickoff event of Software Freedom Day 2012 has been started from August 27, 2012. It is college outreach event, under the college coordination team of SFD12. This kickoff event expressly focus on FOSS ka kura  and Software Freedom Day Event. The first program is started from Amrit Campus, one of the distributed organizers of SFD 12.

The program was started from 10:30 a.m. and lasted upto 12:00 p.m. There were around 46 participants in that talk, involvement from every semesters (2nd sem, 4th sem, 5th sem, 7th sem and 8th sem as well) most participants were from 2nd semester and they missed their class for discussion.  Program was started with the general review about FOSS history and FOSS in Nepal by Hempal Shrestha and Dadhiram Nepal and later we entered in to the main part Software Freedom Day, Prakash Neupane (myself) explained the total preparation and planning of this year event. The discussion went very well; OSAC also presented their preparation for SFD12. We mostly talked for some event that can be collaboratively moved ahead. It was great to know that OSAC is preparing different activities in event such as

  • Paper Presentation
  • Game Competition
  • Design Competition
  • Satasat GB
  • FOSSials
  • Distro/Demo
  • Open chautari and many more

They have well formed team for every activity. After that talk , some of the students from there too expressed interest to work for central Software Freedom Day event. Most of them want to join in Artwork team and Materials Team.

Anyway our first take-up was gone very commendably, so we are excited and very hopeful for next steps . I think tomorrow is planned for BernHerdt, Lets meet there.

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First CSIT Inter College Quiz Maina

Now all the hang up of First CSIT Inter College Quiz Maina is over with the wining by the winners, champion of champions New Summit college. If I tell you little bit more about quiz, then it was the quiz competition among 15 participants from around 11 colleges, organized by 2068 batch of BSc CSIT students of Amrit Campus. First trophy has taken by New Summitters, Second by Asian and Third by CAB. I want to show some glance of whole program that I observed over the time as I was indirectly associated with it.

First time when they(organizer of First CSIT Inter College Quiz Maina) informed me about their planning and preparation I was really stunned for hearing it , even that was their first program but they are planning as an experienced one. I remember I was almost agreed with them except some nominal points(but I forgot what was it). They was start with standalone but sluggishly they cover whole campus. What they hadn’t done, they run every college whole day, they run lot of companies for sponsorship, they run lot of organizations for support. One of them shared me, some of them highly inspired them support them while some of them humalities  them very badly but they didn’t stop either there. I thought after all they know, they should digest all that for move ahead.

 

Some people said most of program success depend on Organizer(organizing team). I think this is very true, team work is most gist part of any event, in case of  First CSIT Inter College Quiz Maina, organizer team were very good in collaborative work and most of them were seem like they believed in each other. Beside organizer, I felt there was a good team work between participants. I never saw them as participants, because most of program participants were demandable, they were never ready for understanding means they seems very unfamiliar and strange. But here they were very different, they were very familiar, tends like a family, they were very understandable with every situations. I means here for this program, organizer’s effort was not countable for success every participants had done their fair role to make this program success.
I made some point while speech there, this program should not just limit for winning the trophy or title. But after this moment, it must tend toward the great collaboration with each student of BSc CSIT. We know this will help for sharing to caring with each individual. We have a reality that we are new in nation but we are going to have a competition with the consistent and stable players of market, so we know we will not getting easy to make us comparable with them. So we need to work together, Unification rises Strength.rogram, organizer’s effort was not countable for success every participants had done their fair role to make this program success.

 

I hope we will get to be part of more innovative program in coming days, after we all known with same name CSIT.

 

 

Why BSc.CSIT?

I was invited in some of the interaction program for encouraging student in BSc. CSIT, I saw most of students were confused with lot of advertisement of subject in newspaper and other media. Showing the syllabus and content doesn’t make big deal them cause most of them can’t understand it in details.  I usually tried to cover lot while speaking about BSc CSIT, but may be missed unknowingly or may not that orientation and interaction program don’t cover all the interested students all over of Nation. So I think it will better to write some point on Why BSc. CSIT?

First remember I am not going to engrave why not BE, BCA, BIT, BCIS,  BSc IT.

BSc CSIT is not just an IT(Information Technology)  it is append with CS(Computer Science), we don’t like to pronounce IT, Computer science is not the same as IT, We focus on principles and technology, not how to use computer applications in CS.

BSc CSIT cover minimum 126 credit hours, remember minimum, because we can also add more credit by giving more exams we have lot of extra electives.

126 credit hours comes from 75 credit hours of core Computer Science, 15 credit hours of electives, 12 credit hours of Natural Science, 6 credit hours of Management, 6 credit hours of math, 3 credit hours of Technical Writing and 9 credit hours form Project and Internship

Student can learn most of important courses up to 3rd years and last year is totally designed for advance implementation so in 7th semester student have to do major project(including 100 marks) and 8th semester student have to do an internship (including 200 marks).

There are lot of research that tells ICT can be changed very rapidly so everything should be update with that change, and I believe this course has been done all this thing, This course update very frequently based on recent demand and market.(even some subject and added after I passed it)

Someone said to make a perfect thing there must be 3 E;  i.e Education, Environment and Experience. CSIT is good course in Nepal so it is good education, About the environment, we(students, teacher, university) have created good bond with each other, We have lot of schedule that we togetherly     conduct. Students are more over good about doing different game, workshop, sharing. I hope this will result for good experience in each student in life.

When you study computer science, you will learn about the fundamental principles of the science as well as advanced techniques that are used for practical systems development.

You can get statistics of job trend, demand and average salary offered of CS is in http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/jobs/uk/computer%20science.do

Computer science has certainly become a core discipline — a discipline of study in itself — and one that continues to grow

It’s clear that computer science is a huge discipline with extremely broad application. But what about the job market for computer science graduates? A degree isn’t terribly useful unless it’s possible to use that degree to launch a career. I am taking some references from http://www.cs.colorado.edu/why/

Money Magazine recently published “Best Jobs in America”. Leading the list … “Software engineer”. Here are the Top 10:

Best Jobs in America
1. Software engineer
2. College professor
3. Financial advisor
4. Human resources manager
5. Physician assistant
6. Market research analyst
7. Computer/IT analyst
8. Real estate appraiser
9. Pharmacist
10. Psychologist

 

Money Magazine also (November 2010) published another list of the “100 Best Jobs in America”. Leading the list … “Software Architect”. In fact, more than 1 in 4 of the top 100 jobs are in information technology:

Best Jobs in America
1 Software Architect
7 Database Administrator
17 Information Systems Security Engineer
18 Software Engineering / Development Director
20 Information Technology Manager
21 Telecommunications Network Engineer
24 Network Operations Project Manager
26 Information Technology Business Analyst
28 Information Technology Consultant
30 Test Software Development Engineer
31 Information Technology Network Engineer
33 Information Technology Program Manager
35 Computer and Information Scientist
37 Programmer Analyst
38 Applications Engineer
49 Systems Engineer
60 Information Technology Specialist
66 Systems Administrator
67 Web Developer
70 Technical Services Manager
77 Information Technology Systems Manager
79 Information Technology Training Specialist
88 Technical Writer
95 Information Technology Project Coordinator
96 Web Project Manager
97 Geographic Information Systems Analyst

 

Fortune magazine recently published a list of the “Fastest-Growing Professional Jobs”, also based on U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics projections for 2002-2012. Seven of the 19 fastest growing jobs were computer science-related positions.

Fastest-Growing Professional Jobs
2002-2012
1. Environmental engineers
2. Network systems and datacom analysts
3. Personal financial advisors
4. Database administrators
5. Software engineers
6. Emergency management specialists
7. Biomedical engineers
8. PR specialists
9. Computer and infosystems managers
10. Comp, benefits, and job analysts
11. Systems analysts
12. Network and systems administrators
13. Training and development specialists
14. Medical scientists
15. Marketing and sales managers
16. Computer specialists
17. Media and communications specialists
18. Counselors, social workers
19. Lawyers

 

The National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) published a list of the “Top-Paid Majors Among College Class of 2010”. Four of the top ten were computer science-related majors.

Top-Paid Majors
Among College Class of 2010
1. Petroleum Engineering
2. Chemical Engineering
3. Mining and Mineral Engineering
4. Computer Science
5. Computer Engineering
6. Electrical/Electronics and Communications Engineering
7. Mechanical Engineering
8. Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering
9. Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering
10. Information Sciences and Systems

 

References: http://money.cnn.com/, www.itjobswatch.co.uk, www.cs.colorado.edu

You may interested to read: What is best in BSC CSIT http://prakashneupane.com.np/what-is-the-best-in-bsc-computer-science-and-information-technology-csit/

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Exploring IT opportunities:1st University Industry Tie-up

Published in The Himalyan Times

KATHMANDU: The CSIT Association of Nepal (CSITAN) — an association of students studying Computer Science and Information Technology in various colleges organised the ‘1st University Industry Tie-up’ programme on April 7 at Smriti Bhawan, Tribhuvan University, Kritipur.

More than 200 participants attended the programme which was designed in three sessions — inauguration, presentation and interaction — to help the students of BSc CSIT explore the needs of industries that make use of information technology (IT) and let the industry know about the current scenario and situation of BSc CSIT students and the course itself.

Ganesh Shah, former Minister for Science and Technology and Prof Dr Subarna Shakya, Assistant Dean, Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering inaugurated the programme.

Dipak Pudasaini from Amrit Science Campus introduced the BSc CSIT course to all participants and Dr Shakya informed about the need of the course in the university.

In the presentation, seven participating companies — Bajra and Bajra, Deerwalk, Ebperls, Hewaei, Mahoo Nepal, Young Innovative and Young Minds put forth their projects, and informed the students about the ways to apply for internship in their companies. In the interaction session students interacted with representatives of companies and dropped resumés for internship.

This event was supported by different CSIT colleges. The event was successful for it was able to highlight the industry’s need while collaborating with the industry even though all participants could not get an opportunity for internship.