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[IT-S Nepal] Braindigit 9th National ICT Conference 2013

The dynamics of Information technology is being change day by day and the impact of the newer technology has led youngsters move towards involvement of cyberspace with respect to cyber crime. Such crimes may threaten a nation’s security and financial health, as well as someone’s individual’s life and their data. Different social media are not only nurturing young minds to the digital world but also insist and encourage them to the pornography, cyber-crime and such other kinds which can manipulate those young minds to the physical world Crime. Awareness among Nepalese Students and Youths is now more concerned subjects and ITS, Nepal feel these responsibilities. The awareness among those students and youths from different part of the nation was guided by ITS-Nepal with respect to Internet security and the Cyber law of the nation.

Indeed, the convergence of telecommunications, computer science and audio-visual gave us today new Information Communication Technologies (ICT) is a must kind of thing and gradually developing worldwide. In this regards we wish all the government and non-government agencies to adapt the ICT for a sustainable development while strengthening the national, regional and international co-operation. Following the importance of ICT, ITS-Nepal seized this opportunity and launched “Braindigit 9th National ICT Conference 2013”.

IT-S Nepal identifying the grounds is going to organize Braindigit 9th National ICT Conference 2013 in a fresh month of New Year, January 26, 2013 which is a regular conference that organization conducts annually. The theme of conference is “Role of Youth in Information Security and Cyber Law” that addresses aforementioned parameters.

Achievement that can be gain with 9th National Conference

  • To aware about internet security and cyber law among youths.
  • To enable youth about the general concept of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and its associated careers
  • To develop, maintain and simulate youth’s curiosity, interest and enjoyment in technologies.
  • To promote the acquisition of appropriate technological skills, concepts, principle method and vocabulary.
  • To promote greater ICT awareness and opportunities among Nepalese governments, community and stakeholders.
  • To use technology in variety of subject areas and contexts with safer way

Topics that are going to be presented

  1. Network Security
    Mr. Ram Krishna Pariyar, Senior Network Engineer at Subisu Cablenet Pvt. Ltd Cisco QA for Nepal and Bhutan
  2. Cyber Crime & Cyber Law Implementation in Nepal
    Mr. Baburam Aryal, President-Internet Society Nepal Chapter, Chairman-Center for Law and Technology Pvt. Ltd.
  3. Exploring Web Vulnerabilities
    Mr. Narayan Koirala, QA Incharge, BrainDigit IT Solution Pvt. Ltd
  4. Where Should I Be Encrypting My Data
    Mr. Shree Pd. Khanal, Database Architect, Speaker and Trainer, Founder, Himalayan SQL Server User Group
  5. Information Security – Importance of having defined Policy & Process
    Mr. Soumya Mondal, Surya Nepal
  6. Power of Logs: Practices for network security
    Mr. Deepen Chapagain, CEO, Nepways
  7. Information Security Scenario Worldwide
    Mr. Danish Arshad, Business Development Manager, EC-Council

 

PARTICIPATION FEES

  • IT-S Members: NPR. 200.00 (Required Renewed  IT-S Member Card’s Photocopy)
  • Others participants: NPR. 300.00.

BENEFITS:

  • Knowledge about different scenario on “Information Security and Cyber Law”
  • Brunch will be provided
  • Certificate of Participation will be provided
  • Discount coupon on Certification on Security System of EC-Council

**Participant will be chosen on first come first serve basis.

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Date: 26th January, 2013

Venue: ALFA HOUSE, 4th Floor Alfa Beta Complex, New Baneshwor

Time: 9:30 A.M Onwards

College’s FOSS Group gathering with OSM Nepal

OSM Nepal organized small gathering with representative of different college’s FOSS organization. The program was held on sunday, 20th january 2013 at Biruwa Venture Baluwatar. The interaction program was happened for 2 hours, Participants got to know about Open Street Map and also got to know about the activities doing here in Nepal.

Nama Raj Budhathoki who has taken the responsibilities of this moment in Nepal asked for meeting with me, so in his interest I manage all the participants from different colleges including Amrit Campus, Kathmandu BernHerdt, Aberdeen, IOE, WRC, KEC.

Here, are some points that were discussed during meeting [summarized by Nama Raj Budhathoki]

  1. FOSS and OSM nicely go together. There is a plenty of opportunities to work together. OSM maps provide a solid substance for us when we need to talk about ‘open’ stuff and show some tangible product.
  2. Use existing FOSS student communities in different colleges to expand mapping. FOSS ASCOL community will organize a mapping party this coming Friday. OSM Nepal community will provide technical support including GPS devices. Kedar Bhandari and Rajendra Sharma from ASCOL will coordinate with other students and communicate back as soon as possible. Mapping parties will also be organized in other colleges. Respective FOSS community will take lead in organizing mapping parties initially with support from OSM community and later independently.
  3. An event will be organized on Feb. 23, 2013 (International Open Data Day). Please have a look at this site: http://wiki.opendataday.org/Main_Page
    The nature and format of such an event will be discussed later.

List of participants are:

SN Name  College
1 Ashok Lamsal Pashchimanchal Campus
2 Rajan Kandel KTM BernHardt College
3 Prakash Neupane Amrit Campus
4 Deepak Adhikari KEC, Kalimati
5 Kedar Pd. Bhandari Amrit Campus
6 Everest KC IOE, Pulchowk
7 Bidhya Nandan Sharma IOE, Pulchowk
8 Uttamraj Khanal IOE, Pulchowk
9 Prasanna KC Aberdeen Int’ College
10 Jhaman Thapa magar Aberdeen Int’ College
11 Rajendra Sharma Ascol
12 Nama Raj Budhathoki OSM/OpenDRI
13 Manoj Thapa OSM/OpenDRI
14 Sazal Sthapit OSM/OpenDRI
15 Helina Shrestha OSM/OpenDRI
16 Amrit Karmacharya OSM/OpenDRI
17 Len Reitschuster OSM/OpenDRI

Bridging the university-industry gap

Published on Himalayan Times
http://thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=Bridging+the+university-industry+gap&NewsID=359136

KATHMANDU: With an objective to minimise the gap between university and information technology (IT) industry, Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT) Association of Nepal organised the Second University Industry Tie Up programme on December 2 at Tribhuvan University (TU), Kirtipur.

The programme intended to find support — regarding internship and job opportunities — for students of CSIT from stakeholders concerned.

Around 500 students pursuing CSIT course in 15 different colleges took part in the seminar where they got to know about current situation of IT market through representatives of the industry, government organisations and different academicians.

The seminar began after Chirik Shova Tamrakar, Dean of Institute of Science and Technology, TU, inaugurated the event. It was followed by the speech of Asst Prof Tanka Nath Dhamala, Head, Central Department of CSIT, who shared about history of CSIT as a course.

Meanwhile, Binay Bohara, President of Internet Service Provider Association of Nepal talked about the history and current situation of Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Nepal along with its opportunities and challenges.

Manohar Kumar Bhattarai, Former Vice Chairman of High Level Commission for Information Technology (HLCIT), opined that the world is heading towards emerging advanced technologies and even the students and university should be updated with them. However, while the university has traditional education system, the market is technologically advanced as per Bhattarai which has created the gap between university and IT industry.

Tamrakar, meanwhile, agreed that there are limitations in our education system. And she pointed out the need to change the existing system of university and colleges. She even welcomed any proposal or agenda for betterment.

Meanwhile, some companies had put up their stall at the seminar the students of CSIT could inquire about the company and submit their resumes for the internship

opportunities.

Also, Bishwash Dhakal, CEO of F1 Soft and Shree Khanal, Coordinator of Himalyan AQL Server User Group gave presentations on topics ‘Information Communication Technology Entrepreneurship’ and ‘Database’ respectively at the event.

Social Dialogue in Telecom Sector: “Harmonizing Industrial Relation in the context of changing Business Model in ICTS Sector”

Social Dialogue in Telecom Sector

“Harmonizing Industrial Relation in the context of changing Business Model in ICTS Sector”

December 19-20, 2012

Venue: Hotel Himalaya

NTCWU, TEEN and UNICTS jointly organized the program to make social dialogue in telecom sector in Nepal.  Despite of cabinet meeting of government, chief guest of program Honorable Minister Raj Kishore Yadhav, Ministry of Information and Communication was came for 10 minutes and put his words.

Suvash Bajracharya, CEO Smart Telecom talked about new trend of business environment for licensed companies.

Narayan Neupane, Vice President of CAN put the words behalf of CAN working for ICTS development in Nepal. He said CAN is looking for infrastructure development and content development. He added 64% of mobile user indicate the role of telecommunication in Nation.

Jyoti Bania, General Secretary of consumer’s forum strongly recommends creating the favorable environment for existing industries and operators. He added this kind of social dialogue should be directed toward the easy, better and quality services. He said healthy competitive culture should developed among telecom sector in Nation.

Per Henson, HR director of NCELL talked about the challenge of NCELL in terms of fast and better service in very lower price. He mentioned about the relationship between union and management in NCELL , he proud to have such relationship, he added to make a profit and make success in company, both management and union should understand the business. His understanding was, it takes time to change, and we shouldn’t rush.

Ananda Raj Khanal, director of NTA suggested unions to change their images, he said people are understanding unions are destructive so now it’s time to change the definition with the changing business model.

Amar Nath Singh, MD of NTC, share an experience in telecom history. In his views, Telecom has 3 phases. First before 47- time was ruled by dictatorship, worst time of telecom. Seond phase After 47- changing the behavior in management and union and third phase is current time, which is the major development period, he said NTC is doing government role and proud to be most Taxpayer of Nation. He also said now a day unions are matured.

After this, inauguration ceremony for Social Dialogue had over .

Meanwhile there were 3 papers presented in program, In first session Ananda Raj Khanak, Director of NTA presented on Changing Business Model in Telecommunication/ICTs , he explained why this topic is so important in this age, he showed the factors creating the alarm situation in telecom sectors. Session was moderated by Sushil Kumar Ojha Joint Secretary of MOIC. where other panalist were MadhuSudhan Karmacharya from NTC, Suvash Bajracharya from Smart Cell, Mahendra Yadhav from Trade Union and Shankar Lamichhane from UNI-NLC.

Another Paper was on “Ethical Business for Better Social Partner ship: Role of Employer” by Mr. Tomy Holopeain CFO of NCELL. He explained the business procedure and social responsibility that NCELL is doing. He showed how NCELL is making relation with Government, NTA to follow the policies and working with Employees and union for better business understanding . at a time Mr. Chakrapani Acharya from NTC representing TEAN presented on “Efficiency: Concern of Trade Union”. Session was moderated by Kebal bhandari, Director of DOL. Panelist were Binay Bohara from ISPAN, Prabin Shrestha from SmartCell, Anada Khanal from NTA, Jyoti Bania from Consumer’s Forum and Shyam Sundar from NTC.

The two days program concluded after making dialogue among Union Representation from Telecom and ICTS Sector. and Finally it formed a new Draft Preparation Committee for Better Ethical practice for Union, management. The comittee was formed in the coordination of Shankar Lamichhane, followed by Prakash Neupane, Indu Charya, Ale ji, Rewati ji and Shankar Katwal.

दुरी कम गर्दै 2nd University Industry Tie Up

एउटा विध्यार्थी ठुलो सपना बोकेर, ठुलो मेहनत गरेर विध्यालय हुदै कलेज पास गर्छ, तर जब उ काम वा जागिरको लागि उधोग वा बजार जान्छ, ठक्कर र हरेश खान्छ अनि उसले थाहा पाउछ कि उसको पढाई उसको कामको निम्ति कामलाग्ने छैन भनेर │विध्यालय र कलेज साक्षर जनशक्ति उत्पादन गरे भनेर गर्व गर्छन, तर तिनै जनशक्ति उधोग, कम्पनी र बजारका निम्ति योग्य नभएर, सधै जनशक्तिको कमी महसुस गरिरहेका हुन्छन | तसर्थ, अहिले विश्वविध्यालय र उधोग बजारका बिच ठुलो खाडल देखिएको छ हाम्रो देशमा | तर यो समस्या हाम्रो देशमा मात्र होइन, विश्वभरि नै छ, फरक यतिहो कि हामीकहाँ यो समस्या अलिठुलो जस्तो देखिएको छ, जसले गर्दा दीर्घकालीनरूपमा देशको अर्थतन्त्रमा असर गर्छ |

यो वर्ष सीएसआइटी एसोसिएसन अफ नेपालले विश्वबिध्यालय र आइटी उधोगबिचको यो दुरी कम गरि संभावातित समन्वयकारी बाताबरण बनाउन 2nd University Industry Tie Up गत मंसिर १७ गते त्रि.वि. को सेडा हलमा आयोजना गरेको थियो | एउटा महत्वपूर्ण लक्ष्य सीएसआइटी ८ सेमिस्टरमा पढ्ने बिद्यार्थीलाई २०० अंकको इन्टरनमा सहयोग होस भन्ने पनि थियो उक्त कार्यक्रमको | कार्यक्रमको उद्घाटन बिज्ञान प्रविधि संकायकी डीन चिरिकशोभा ताम्राकारले गर्नुभएको थियो | कार्यक्रममा केन्द्रीय विभागका प्रमुख टंक धमलाले सीएसआइटी स्थापनाको इतिहास बताउनु भयो, त्यस्तै अर्का विशेष अतिथि क्यानका अध्यक्ष बिनोद ढकालले क्यानले विश्वबिध्यालय र आइटी उधोगबिचको दुरी कम गर्न गरेको प्रयत्नहरु बताउनुभयो साथै अगामी दिनमा क्यानले गर्ने सहयोगको ढोका खुला रहेको जानकारी गराउनु भयो | कार्यक्रममा आइटी उधोगको तर्फबाट किनोटेस आइएसपानका अध्यक्ष बिनय बोहराले राख्नु भयो | उहाँले आइएसपी बातावरणको इतिहास र अहिले सम्मको अवस्थाको बारेमा बताउनु भयो, साथै उहाँले अहिले नेपालको आइटी मार्केटको अवस्था र सम्भवित संभावनाहरु र यहाँको समस्याको बारेमा बिद्यार्थीलाई बताउनु भयो, उहाँले नेपाली उधोग केन्द्रित पाठ्यक्रम राख्न विश्वविध्यालयलाई सल्लाह दिनु भयो जसको लागि आइटी उधोग गर्नुपर्ने सहयोगको लागि तयार भयो जानकारी दिनुभयो | कार्यक्रममा अर्को किनोटेस मनोहर भट्टराई बिघटित एचएलसिआइटी का उपाध्यक्षले शैक्षिक र सरकारी अनुभवका आधारमा राख्नु भयो, उहाँले अहिलेका नया प्रविधिका बरेमा कुरा राख्नु भयो, अहिलेको विश्वको बाटो तिर नेपालको प्रविधिहरुनी बढ्नु पर्ने कुरा राख्नु भयो, अहिलेको समस्याको कारण, परानो शैक्षिक प्रणाली रहेको बताउनुभयो र साथै कुनै संस्थाले यसलाई मूल मुद्धा बनेर हिड्नुपर्ने बताउनुभयो, उहाँले अबका दिनमा अझ विशेष बिषयगत रुपमा कार्यक्रम हुनुपर्ने कुराको विचार राख्नुभयो | कार्यक्रमकी प्रमुख अतिथि चिरिखशोभा ताम्राकारले अहिलेका कमजोरीलाई स्वीकार गर्दै, नया परिवर्तनकारी प्रस्तावलाई स्वीकार गर्नु भयो, उहाँले बिद्यार्थीलाई राजनैतिक हतियार नहुन र सृजनशील भएर अगाडी बढ्न आग्रह गर्नुभयो|

2nd University Industry Tie Up कार्यक्रमलाई १५ भन्दावडी सिएसआइटी कलेजहरुले सपोर्ट र सन्वे इन्टरनेसनल बिजनेस स्कुलले इस्पोंसर गरेको थियो, कार्यक्रम भरि करिब १५ कम्पनी र ५०० भन्दावडी बिध्यार्थीको सहभागिता थियो, र ती सम्पूर्ण कम्पनी संग छुटै डेस्कको व्यवस्था गरिएकोथियो जहाँ बिध्यार्थीहरुले सोधपुछ र आफ्नो बायो डाटा दिनसक्थे | त्यही समयमा सेमिनार पनि संचालन गरिएको थियो, सेमिनारमा F1 Soft का अध्यक्ष विश्वास ढकालले आइसिटी उधमशीलताको बारेमा प्रस्तुत गर्नुभयो, सेमिनारको अर्को प्रस्तोता श्री खनाल हुनुहुन्थ्यो जो Himlayan SQL Server User Groupको कोर्डीनेटर हुनुहुन्छ, उहाँले डेटाबेस को बारेमा कुरा राख्नुभयो, भोजराज घिमिरे Deerwalk बाट ८ औ सेमेस्टरका बिध्यार्थीलाई करियर सम्बन्धि विचार राख्नुभयो, कुशल गौतमले सिएसआइटी पहिलो ब्याजका बिध्यार्थी अहिले कहाँ के गरिरहेका छन् भनेर बताउनु भयो | अमेरिकन कम्पनी Open Source Air बाट प्रबिन विलाश तन्दुकारले अहिलेको अमेरिकन कम्पनीको आवश्यकता के के मा छ, कस्तो प्रविधिको आकर्षण बढ्दो छ, र त्यहाँको कम्पनीको कामगर्ने पद्धति कस्तो छ भन्ने कुरा पनि बताउनु भयो | कार्यक्रम अन्तत ४ बजेतिर सकिएकोथियो |

यस्तो कार्यक्रम गर्नुको पछाडी जागिर र इन्टरनशिप मात्र होइन, यो भनेको सारा इको एजेन्ट हरुको फलदायी बाटोमा ल्याउने कोसिस पनि हो, हामीले बुझेका छौ हाम्रो यो एकदिनको कोसिसले सारा कुरा परिवर्तन आजको भोली हुदैन तर यस्तो अठोटले एउटा नया संभावना ढोका खुलाउन सक्छ |

2nd University Industry Tie up will be in Dec 2, 2012

Last year, we made an effort to do some new thing here in Nepal, 1st University Industry Tie up, i don’t know we success or fail on theme but we success to start and now we are in the state of next version   2nd University Industry Tie up.

The Concept Note of University-Industry Tie-up

As we are well aware about the new generation of young people can lead to higher savings, higher investment and consequently a higher Economic growth rate of Nation. Yet, in the current circumstances, we all acknowledge, there is a huge gap between the Academia – in terms of skilled professionals; and Industries- in terms of demand of these professionals. The shortfall of skilled professionals could affect the businesses productivity and competitiveness of businesses, and in the long run, hamper the growth of the growing economy in Nepal.

Considering the above, IT-industry and Tribhuwan University can have a symbiotic relationship, thus addressing the demand. Our initiation will explore the way for students of CSIT to pave their speed and shape toward the need of industry and let the industry know about the current scenario and situation of students and course of CSIT.  Industry-academia partnership will raise the standards of CSIT as well as Nepal education and create a huge resource pool of industry-ready professionals.

The “University-Industry Tie-up”   will be a turning point in how industry and academia collaborate each other.

Looking Back to 1st University-Industry Tie-Up Program

It was our first attempt on doing such a huge event but we were pretty confident about having the work done. Although some of them didn’t believe that we would go through this, but we are really thankful to those who provide us with their valuable suggestion and moreover, special thanks to those 15 CSIT colleges and 7 companies who supported us to make the program successful.

1st University-Industry Tie-Up Program was a milestone to make the IT World know about the course of BSc. CSIT and was helpful for many of the students to get internship. So, we met our target and got the exciting feedback from all sides.

With the same spirit and more enthusiasm, now we are going to organize “2nd University-Industry Tie-Up Program”. We hope this event would be more beneficial for the students of BSc. CSIT and to the IT companies.

Event Details

Title: CSIT 2nd University-Industry Tie-Up Program

Date: 17th Mangsir, 2069 (2nd December, 2012)

Time: 10:00 am onwards

Venue: Tribhuwan University, Kirtipur

Participants:

ü  Delegates from government, university and industry related to CSIT and education and science.

ü  Representatives from different IT Companies.

ü  Representatives from CSIT colleges.

ü  Students of CSIT colleges.

Official Page:

ü  csitan.org.np

ü  bsccsit.com

ü  csitnepal.com

Core Attraction:

ü  Career oriented seminar

ü  Career Counseling

ü  Open Discussion

ü  Presentation on BSc.CSIT course description and its use to current IT industry.

ü  Presentation on fulfilling the gap between academic and industrial need.

ü  Interaction space where each company has its own desk and students will consult with the representative of company one-to-one.

ü  Where is 1st Batch???

 

 

Estimated Program Schedule

9:30 A.M. : Registration

10:00 A.M. : Inauguration Program start

10:15 A.M. : Keynote Presentation[from government/Academia and Industry]

11:15 A.M.: Inauguration Program End

11:20 A.M. : Stall Visit

11:30 A.M. : Refreshment

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Seminar:

12:00 : Presentation from University

12:35 : Presentation on Entrepreneurship

01:10 : Presentation on Technical Session(Trend of Market)

01:45 : Presentation from Industry

03:00 Closing : Program and Certificate Distribution

 

 

 

 

World Science Day for Peace and Development 2012 celebrated in Nepal

10th WORLD SCIENCE DAY FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT was celebrated all around the world. On the theme of ‘Science for global sustainability: interconnectedness, collaboration, transformation’ this year different nations, organizations, universities and governments were doing different programs in their domain. As usual we were also celebrating this particular day in Nepal. As planned, we were doing two very different programs in two days.

In 9th Nov, we did interaction program on Role of Science in Peace Building among different science personals from Physics, Chemistry, Environment, Microbiology, Biology, Bio Technology, Computer Science, Academicians, Scientists, Activists, Entrepreneurs, Students, Ministry. The program was jointly organized by Mitrakunj, Nepal Science Olympiad, Russian Centre of Science and Culture and Nepalese Science Journalist Association. The program was held on the conference hall of Russian Science and Culture Centre.

The formal session was chaired by Ganesh Shah, Former Minister of Environment, Science and Technology and also he is the chairman of Nepal Science Olympiad and Mitrakunj. Chief Guest of program was Hon. Minister Dr. Keshav Man Shakya, Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology. Other Guest were Prof. Dr. Madhav Sharma – Former Vice Chancellor of Tribhuwan University, S. Simakab – Director Russian Science and Culture Centre, Sushil Pandey – Representative from UNESCO in Nepal, Prof. Dr. Sita Ram Bhyahut and Associative Prof. Mr. Raghubir Shrestha.

The program was started from the welcome speech of Associative Prof. Mr. Raghubir Shrestha, he is also the Vice Chairman of Nepal Science Olympiad. Prof. Dr. Sita Ram Bhyahut presented a paper on Observing Science Day: Commitment to Peaceful Development of the Nation, the wonderful presentation explained from the simple definition of science to effective implementation of science in peace and development. Mr. S. Simakab welcome everyone there and commitment for  the supporting program in coming days. Mr. Sushil Pandey emphasize the need and role of science in our nation, he demand the proper use on science to stop from destruction and desertization in Nepal, he highlighted the point need of E-education. He urged government to give more priorities. After him, Madhav Sharma explained the history of science development and also gave some statistics regarding the relevance of country development and science development. He also agreed with Sushil Pandey for the role of government should make. Chief Guest Hon. Minister Keshav Man Shakya, expressed his gratitude for inviting him there, he said some good news doing from government. First Government is changing the name of Ministry regarding to giving more priorities on Science and Technology, so it will be Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment. Second government is proposing for making National Science Day (might be Ashwin 1st), Third Government was just appointing Secretary Keshav Bhattarai in Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment he is better experience in Science and Technology and Last Government was making different department for better development on Science specially on IT, Environment, Alternate Energy, Bio Tech, Nuclear Tech and Space Tech. and Lastly Ganesh Shah, Chair Person of program some remarks on science, scientist and new revolution using science and closed the program. In this way, the first day program was done.

Second day, i.e 10th November, We gathered on Ganeshman Park (Ratna Park) at 7 A.M. early morning for Awareness Rally on World Science Day for Peace and Development. The Rally was organized by Nepal Science Olympiad, CSIT Association of Nepal, GPA Nepal. The Rally was started at 7:30 A.M and moving though the Bagbazaar, Putalisadak, Exhibition road, Sahid gate, New road and finally Basantapur. There were more than 100 participants in rally including School students, Teachers, Scientists and Activist participated with banners and play cards. We reached Basantapur at 9 A.M. and made some voice on the need of Science for peace and development committed for doing more great in coming years.

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.

[GDG Kathmandu] Celebrating DevFest in Nepal

Google Developers Group(GDG) of different countries are celebrating a celebration called DevFest from September 21 and this will continue up to November 11. This DevFest is an events that provides the platform for developers to gathered in same place and learn about Google technologies and developer products. So developers will interact with other developers and some Google people who work on the google products and ask them questions. The developers will also talk about the latest and greatest technology from Google..
The main idea behind these GDG DevFests are that when developers come together to exchange ideas, amazing things can happen. The whole day event is highly packed with different programs, technical session, presentation, code lab, hackathon, barcamp across the different google products.
Target audience for the Manila leg’s DevFest are web and mobile developers of all skill levels building applications using Google technologies.

In Nepal GDG Kathmandu is also organizing this event in Kathmandu Valley. The program is conformed for 6th October in Local Development Training Center. Program will start from morning 9 A.M.

Here is an agenda of program.

  • 9:30AM-9:45AM – Registration/Kit/Tea

 

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Conference Hall (A)

  • 10:00AM-10:15AM – GDG Kathmandu Keynote & Barcamp Intro
  • 10:30AM-1:30PM – Build your first Android App, Codelab/Training Session
  • 1:30PM-2:30PM – Refreshment/Snacks
  • 2:30PM-3:45PM – Google Developer Advocate – Android team, Session over HoA (9am GMT)
  • 3:45PM-5:45PM – GDG Kathmandu Barcamp (Oct, 2012)
  • 5:45PM-6:00PM – Barcamp Wrapup

 

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Conference Hall (B)

  • 10:30AM-12:00PM – Robotics with Android, Speaker Session
  • 12:15PM-1:30PM – Google App Engine with JAVA, Training Session
  • 1:30PM-2:30PM – Refreshment/Snacks
  • 2:45PM-3:45PM TBD
  • 3:45PM-5:45PM – GDG Kathmandu Barcamp (Oct, 2012)

 

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Conference Hall (D)

  • 10:30AM-11:30AM – Google I/O 2012 Keynote 1, Video Session
  • 11:30AM-1:15PM – Community Speaker from GDG Bangalore, Google Drive, Training Session
  • 1:30PM-2:30PM – Refreshment/Snacks
  • 2:45PM-3:00PM – ChromeOS / ChromeBox Demonstration
  • 3:00PM-3:45PM – Google I/O 2012 – Making Good Apps Great: More Advanced Topics for Expert Android Developers, Video Session
  • 3:45PM-5:45PM – GDG Kathmandu Barcamp (Oct, 2012)

 

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GDG T-shirts will be available for sell through-out the event at registration desk.

 

For more details please visit http://ktmgtug.org/devfest/