Opportunity and Challenges of CSIT (Computer Science and Information Technology)

It’s very usual that many CSIT colleges (College who has Computer Science and Information Technology program) invited me to promote this course while in admission time(new students enrollment time)(till now, I avoid to promote college in particular). But this year, some college asked me to come again in their college to motivate their students. I was thinking how can I motivate these new students and finally I decided to show them the reality(tits-bits ) of this course (which most probably they are completely unaware). From this point I marked my presentation as “Opportunities and Challenges of CSIT students”. Here I am going to highlight few:

How you are here (How you joined this course)
Most common answer of this question from students is there was someone who told them to join this course. It might be their uncle, teachers, relatives, brothers or some other known person whom they can trust very easily, even sometime they blindly join the college which they named. Another is their friend/colleagues who found this course, in this state they don’t agree but if they found interest they take time to understand about it (they google it, they go to the colleges). And there are very few who found this themselves and prepare for everything.

Why you are here (What are the things that make you joined this course)
I tried to ask them what is the ultimate objective to joining this course. The very common answers I got is, get updated with latest technology, some said they like to make applications, some believe they can gain social value/ name in society, nation and world. And amazing thing is they are not here for only money. They also think there is lot of scope and money in this sector they will easily get from market. In amount they are very hopeful they will get 50K(In average) when they passed this course with good performance.

If I try to picture them they more look like Roaring Lion

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But the reality is after 4 years they will find themselves this(if they don’t think out of box) :

computerscienceandinformationtechnologyWhy this? The only thing is the “Industry need Skill and Experience but the student think they need industry for it”

But the good thing is they are on starting semester and they have space to do better. But the simple question arise here, HOW? In my observation the solution is also very simple.

Just Remember few point:

– I am here to study!!!
(Every day I am learning new skill, Today you will learn Bubble Sort, next day Insertion Sort, another day Merge Sort. Don’t think you are following syllabus only.)

– I will not blame other !!!
(The common problem of our society, We always try to search for excuse, Teacher gave assignment for writing one program in C, the students come with ready-mate answer “Sir last night was loadshedding from 6PM to 12PM ”. Think it’s my task and I have to do anyway. )

– I will Participate !!!
(We are good for early decision with out knowing nicely. The person who didn’t see new released movie usually talked about boring just listing someone who felt it’s boring, He forgot people have different tastes. So my suggestion is participate first, experience it and tell you felling )

– I will create Environment
(Most often we found some other college has better environment than our, and this is true also. And we expect some one will make environment for us. We never try to start from us. I think it’s very easy to kick of any initiative in college, where you can get load down for space, backup, internet and participants. )

– I will do/ start today!!!
(when ever I was explaining these facts, people seems very serious. But still people failed to cover it because of lack of not starting. They think they will do tomorrow and it never comes. So my suggestion is better start from now. You don’t need to think very deeply after all there is no thing to loose)

While I was saying these, freshers think we still have time or expecting some other(seniors) to lead at all. I remember what Kofi Annan said when I got chance to meet him “You don’t need to wait for age to take responsibility”.

There are lot of space for environment, I already mentioned College is the best environment to learn skill and experience along it there are certain space in Industry also. Now a days, there are lot of companies who are bridging the gap with academies, so it’s better to follow up and participate.
Personally I recommend every one to join community, I think this is the in between place of College and Company, where everyone has equal value. Where anyone can easily accessed.

Finally, Opportunities is surround us, just need to figure it out. We know we need to do project/research and I think this is the best part to show us. It will more better if you think to do at least one project in each semester. I know most curious to know the way to get job in market, some time they failed to catch the new trend, so try to know the current demand of company and it’s very easy if you spend ½ hours in online job portal like jobsnepal.com and merojob.com . It’s always good to think out of box, you can also start your own startup after all you have the good partner in your class. Just need to identify the strength.

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.

 

 

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.