Why BSc CSIT ? : An Interview with Mr. Prakash Neupane


Mr. Prakash Neupane
Ex-executive, CSITAN

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

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

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
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


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