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BSc CSIT Course, TU 4 Year Degree

There is competition for technological advancement all around the world. The countries that possess advanced technology along with high computing capability are at the top as the most powerful countries in this world. Information technology has become as powerful as the nuclear weapons of any country. Every occupational sector requires IT professionals for their exorbitant growth.

There was a global demand for individuals who could fill up the void between computer science and information technology. With the introduction of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Technology (BSc CSIT) course, this void has been zipped. This course is helping each country to produce skilled IT manpower.

overview

Computer science and Information Technology are individually two broad subjects and the curriculum of BSc CSIT has been prepared by fusing these two subjects together. BSc CSIT course provides students with the knowledge and research skills of computer science and applies these proficiencies in information technology. BSc CSIT provides knowledge of physics, mathematics, and programming and teaches students their uses for the advancement of computer and information technology.

Benefits of Studying BSc CSIT Course

The benefit of studying a BSc course is that you gain knowledge of both computer engineering and information technology. It offers the combined knowledge of both computer science and IT.

  • An insight into programming languages is a must for IT and computing experts.
  • The knowledge of algorithms to assess IT-related problems and resolve them. 
  • Prepares students for database management. 
  • An understanding of computer networking and protocols required for cybersecurity. 
  • The skill required to design, develop, and maintain the software as a software engineer. 
  • Expertise in the field of web development. 
  • The knowledge about Artificial Intelligence (AI). 

BSc CSIT Course in Nepal

Tribhuvan University established a BSc CSIT course for the first time in Nepal and this course was adopted as a 4-year course with a total of 126 credit hours. These 4 years are subdivided into 8 semesters. This course ensures the development of students in various sectors of programming and computation.

A total of 3036 seats are available in TU for those who want to study BSc CSIT. As of now, there are 60 TU-affiliated colleges all over Nepal teaching this course.

Credit Hours, Transfers, and Withdrawal

The total credit hours for this course have been set for 126 hours in which one credit hour represents 16 classroom lectures. So the total number of lectures to complete a BSc. CSIT is 2016.

The university allows students to transfer their credits to a similar course of other universities as recognized by TU.

Students willing to transfer the credit shall apply for the transfer in the concerned department. They will be informed about the sum amount required for transfer to the department.

If students have completed the course partially, they are allowed to withdraw from it. In such cases, the university will provide them with a certificate stating the total credits earned throughout their stay.

Graduation Requirement

The university will provide the BSc CSIT degree to those students who complete all of the following requirements:

  • They should complete the credit hours as prescribed.
  • They should have a minimum passing grade in each course.
  • They must pass all the examinations with a minimum passing grade within 8 years.

Grading System

The grading system for the BSc CSIT course is as follows: 

Grade

Four-Year Average (%)

Distinction 

80 and above

First Division

70 and above

Second Division

55 and above

Third Division

40 and above

Fail

Below 40

objectives of Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) in Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT)

The primary objective of the BSc CSIT course is to provide an in-depth understanding of students in physics, and mathematics and ensure that they can use that knowledge in computer science and information technology. This course has been designed to fulfill the requirements of skilled IT profession in current job markets.

Other objectives of the BSc CSIT course are as follows:

  • To focus on the field of programming, enabling students to develop profound knowledge about the programming language required for software development.
  • To contribute to the business sector through the application of IT.
  • To have strong hardware and network expertise.
  • To provide knowledge and skills to students as per the requirements of current job markets.
  • To enhance the student’s ability to solve various problems related to the computer and IT sectors.
  • To embed students with the ability to adapt themselves to the advancement of technologies.

eligibility of Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) in Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT)

The major eligibility criteria for a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT) are listed below:

  • Students must complete 12 years of schooling in the science stream or equivalent from institutions recognized by the Nepal education board.
  • Students must pass the entrance examination conducted by the Institute of Science and Technology (IOST), TU with a threshold score of 35%.
  • Students must have covered the Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry course with at least grade ‘C’ individually in each subject. OR
  • Students from A level must score at least a grade of ‘D’ in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. OR
  • Students with 3 Years Diploma in an Engineering program from CTEVT should get at least a second division and this program must comprise the Physics & Mathematics course.

fee structure and scholarship of Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) in Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT)

Any individual who is willing and is also eligible to study the BSc CSIT course offered by the Institute of Science and Technology (IoST), Tribhuvan University should collect the entrance examination form from the desired TU-affiliated colleges.

After filling out the form with the correct information, they should submit it to the college. The notice regarding the entrance exam is published by IoST, TU on their official website.

Note: Entrance forms filled from any one of the colleges will be valid to study for other colleges as well.

Below are a few things that applicants need to know about the entrance examination:

  • The type of questions asked in the entrance exam is objective.
  • The full mark for the examination is 100.
  • The pass mark is 35. It means applicants must secure at least 35 marks to be eligible to study the course.
  • The exam duration is 2 hours.
  • IoST issues the time and date for the entrance exam.
  • The IoST also determines the center for the exam.

After applicants pass their entrance examination they have to provide the required document to the desired college for the admission procedure. The documents that are required are:

  • Photocopy of S.E.E / S.L.C. certificate
  • Photocopy of Transcript of 10+2 or any equivalent course
  • Original copy of the migrational certificate.
  • Photocopy of 10+2 or any equivalent course mark sheet.

Fee Structure

The tuition fee to study BSc CSIT can vary from college to college. The fee depends upon various factors and services provided by the college.

In general, the public colleges charge relatively lower tuition fees than private colleges. Students have to pay between Rs. 3 lakhs-4 lakhs to study in the government colleges.

Private colleges can charge you the sum of Rs. 6 lakhs to study BSc CSIT. The fee structure for the course in private colleges can go higher depending upon the college.

Scholarships

Colleges award scholarships to deserving students. The academic background, economic background, and entrance score(for some colleges) play a vital role in getting a scholarship to study BSc CSIT in Nepal. Students should contact the respective departments of the colleges for detailed information about the scholarship.

Career and scope of Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) in Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT)

Most of the professional sectors have allotted a department for IT professionals. After graduating B.Sc CSIT students are eligible to work as IT professionals. Students can use the knowledge gained while pursuing this course to accomplish their duties and solve any issues related to computer science and information technology. It allows them to understand their passion in the IT sector and choose from the best out there in the market.

Following are the scopes and job possibilities for BSc CSIT graduates:

Software Development: Different technological sectors require different kinds of software to run. So, the students who graduate from this course can plan, design, make, and maintain the software.

Database Management: The BSc CSIT graduates can pursue a career in database management in which they have to develop a database management system, manage and maintain it for the technical companies.

Networking: After graduating BSc in CSIT, students can pursue a career as a network engineer, administrator, or security expert.

Cybersecurity: Skilled students are working as a Cyber security engineering and ethical hackers in many companies after graduation BSc CSIT Many students who graduate with bachelor’s degree in CSIT. They have to protect data loss from data pirates.

Data Science and Analytics: For any business to run as planned and compete in the market data should be of top priority. The graduates can work as data scientists and analysts and contribute to the company.

AI Development: The usage of AI in today's world is skyrocketing. As its usage is increasing so is its development. So, students who graduate from this course can pursue their careers as AI developers.

Game Development: The graduate students are capable of working as game developers. Since the game is an escapism for many individuals, this course has a vast scope in game development.

Entrepreneurship: Many of the graduates have ideas to create and provide something innovative in the technology field. They can commence their business venture work as entrepreneurs.