Bachelor in Information Technology (BIT)
The Bachelor in Information Technology (BIT) is ideal for those interested in learning the application of computer-based technology and making a career in the field of information technology. The program emphasizes on the topic such as computer architecture, data structures, networking, hardware, and software. The program consists of forty-nine subjects including compulsory and elective courses including fundamental of information system, programming in C, electronics devices and circuits, object-oriented programming in C++, date structure and algorithms, user interface design, microprocessor and assembly language, operating system, principle of electronic communication, operating system, embedded system programming, etc.
The major aim of the Bachelor in Information Technology is to produce skilled and competent IT professional. Some other objectives include:
Equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop and test software
Enable students to function in the team
Equip students with technical skills and conceptual understanding of IT
Enhance the skills and knowledge through higher studies
Cost of Study
The total cost of the program is around NRs. 400,000 to NRs. 500,000 lakhs.
Duration of Course
The Bachelor of Information Technology is a four year long course which is further divided into eight semesters consisting of 142 credit hours.
Career Prospect in Nepal
Since it is an era of technology, there’s no doubt the demand of the IT professional is sky-rocketing. In addition to this, it is one of the lavishly paid sectors. The organizations are always in search of the highly skilled IT professional not just in Nepal but in abroad as well. Thus, the career prospect is relatively good. Grads with the Bachelor in Information Technology can find a job in a number of private and public sectors including local and central government, teaching institutions, training institutions, media, ICT Consultancy firms, software houses, ICT service providers, health centers, corporate organizations, financial institutions, and telecom companies. Individual with this degree can serve as hardware engineer, network security specialist, ethical hacker, animator, network engineer, database administrator, system engineer, graphic designer, Technical writer, quality assurance officer, database developer, SEO/SMM expert, web designer, web developer, software developer, project manager and system analyst among others.
Career Prospects in Abroad
The demand of IT professional is increasing throughout the globe. If you are talented and able to fulfill the demand of the company or client, you won’t find it difficult to find a job. Payment is decent as well.
Applicant should have completed 12 years of formal education
Applicants from any stream (Humanities, Management and Science) are eligible to join the course
Applicant should have secured at least forty-five percent in +2
Applicant should have studied Mathematics paper carrying 100 marks
Applicant who clear the entrance examination are called for the interview and the admission is granted on the merit basis. Score obtained in CMAT, +2 and interview are taken into consideration.
Complete and signed application form along with an application fee
Copy of academic certificates (SLC/SEE and +2)
Copy of character certificates issued by school and college
Copy of citizenship card
Two recent passport size photographs
Colleges provide scholarship on both need basis and merit basis. The amount of scholarship is determined as per the college rules. For the detail information you may contact the college/university’s administration.
List of the Colleges Offering Bachelor in Information Technology Program in Nepal
Colleges affiliated to Purbanchal University
Asian Institute of Technology and Management (AITM), located in Godawari Sadak, Patan
College of Information Technology and Engineering, located in Subidhanagar, Tinkune, Kathamndu
KIST College, located in Kamalpokhari, Kathmandu
Kantipur City College, located in Lalupate Marga, Kathmandu
Himalayan Whitehouse International College: School of Science and Technology, located in Devkota Sadak, Kathmandu
Aryan School of Engineering and Management, located in Devkota Sadak, Mid Baneshwor, Kathmandu
Islington College, located in Kamalpokhari, Kathmandu (It is offering the program under NCC education UK)
The degree in the Bachelor in Information Technology opens job opportunities in a number of organizations at mid-level positions. Salary is not high for the fresher. They earn from NRs. 15,000 to NRs. 20,000 per month. However experienced one are paid accordingly.
Further Study Option
Grads with the Bachelor in Information Technology can further their education by enrolling in Master in Information Technology (MIT), Master of Science in Information Technology (MSC IT), Master in Business Administration (MBA), Masters of Computer Application (MCA) and MS Computer Science.
Bachelor of Computer Science (B.Sc. Computer)
Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA)
Bachelor of Education in Information Communication Technology (B. Ed in ICT)
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology (B.Sc. CSIT)
Bachelor in Information management (BIM)
Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology (BE IT)
Bachelor in Computer Information System (BCIS)
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.Sc. IT)
Bachelor in IT Engineering
Business Computing and Information System (BCIS)
Is the program theory based only or will we gain practical skills as well?
BIT encourages students to apply the classroom learning in the real world. Thus, along with the theoretical concept, students are provided with the hands-on technical skills as well.
How does it differ from information management?
Information technology deals with analysis, storage, transmission and application of computerized data whereas information management is a blend of information technology and management emphasizing on the study of communication and information system in any organization.
What are the benefits of obtaining the Bachelor in Information Technology degree?
There are lots of benefits of holding this degree. The first and foremost benefit is the job opportunity. Today all most all the business firms are in search of the skilled IT professionals so graduates won’t face any problem to find a job.
How many subjects I should study under this program?
The program comprises 49 subjects.
Is it mandatory to attend the college?
Yes, you should maintain the 80% attendance otherwise you won’t get to appear in the semester-end examination.
Should I take any kind of training before joining the program?
Though it is not mandatory, taking a computer programming training will help you a lot if you don’t have any prior knowledge regarding it.