BSc in Computer Science and Information Technology

BSc in Computer Science and Information Technology

Bachelors
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4 years

BSc Computer Science and Information Technology (B.Sc.CSIT) is a four-year course of Mid-Western University designed to provide the student with all sorts of knowledge in the field of Information Technology and Computing.

The program involves, in addition to conventional lectures, a great deal of practical and project works. The program develops the underlying principles of both Computer Science and Information Technology and shows how these principles can be applied to real-world problems. This program develops the skills that are essential for both computer professionals and IT specialists.

The design and implementation of B.Sc. CSIT course offers new challenges when compared to the traditional computing environment. The recent emergence of global business, new technologies for data processing and data communication/networking environment, equip specialized science graduates to focus on professional careers in Information Technology.

The B.Sc.CSIT program provides the students with adequate theoretical and practical knowledge which will enable students to effectively participate in solving the complex problem of the IT industry.

Salient Features

The Credit System 

Each course is assigned a certain number of credits depending generally upon its  lecture, tutorial and practical work hours in a week. In theory subjects, one lecture  per week is assigned one credit as a general rule. 

Academic Schedule 

The academic session of the University consists of two semesters per year. The  Fall semester starts in September. For the Bachelor's program in science and  technology, student admission may commence in the Fall semester, approved by  the University. Mid-West University publishes its yearly academic calendar. The  campus is required to follow the calendar. 

Student Evaluation 

The students' academic performance during a semester is evaluated using the  system of continuous assessment (evaluation of sessional work plus the final  examination). The campus and the University conduct the sessional works and the  final examinations, respectively. 

Each course shall have sessional marks of 40% evaluated by the assigned teacher.  Generally, each course will have a written semester examination of 60% marks at  the end of each semester. In the Practical courses, no final examination will be 

conducted and the sessional marks shall be awarded on the basis of continual  assessment. Normally, final examinations are not conducted in elective courses and  in courses which are offered as intensive courses conducted by reputed  international scholars. 

To pass in a subject, a student must obtain a minimum of D- grade in that subject in  sessional work and the final examination, separately. 

Grading System 

The grade (marks) awarded to a student in a course is based on his/her  consolidated performance in Internal and final examinations. The letter grade in  any particular subject is an indication of a student's relative performance in that  course. The pattern of grading is as follows: 

Grade A A- B B- C C- D D- F
Grade Point 4.00 3.67 3.33 3.00 2.50 2.00 1.50 1.00 0.00

The performance of a student in a semester shall be evaluated in terms of the  Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) which is the grade point average for the  semester. The cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is the grade point average  for all completed semesters. 

SGPA = total honor points earned in a semester / total number of credits registered  in a semester 

CGPA = total honor points earned / total number of credits completed 

Attendance Requirement 

The students must attend every lecture, tutorial and practical classes. However, to  accommodate for sickness and other contingencies, the attendance requirement  shall be a minimum of 80% of the classes actually held. If a student fails to attend  80% of the classes in any particular subject, he/she shall not be allowed to take the  final examination in that subject. If a student is continuously absent from the  campus for more than four weeks without notifying the chief, his/her name will be  removed from the campus roll.

Normal and Maximum Duration of Stay at the Campus

The normal duration for completing the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science  and Information Technology program at the university will be four years. The  maximum duration for the completion of the requirements shall be the normal  duration plus three years. 

Course Registration 

The academic record of a student is maintained in terms of the courses for which  he/she registers in any semester, and the grades he/she obtains in those courses.  Registration for courses is done at the beginning of each semester. Since  registration is a very important procedural part of the credit system, it is absolutely  essential that all students present themselves at the campus. In case of illness or  any exceptional circumstance during the registration period, he/she must inform  the campus chief.  

Transfer of Credit Hours 

A maximum of 15 credit hours of course work completed in an equivalent program  of a recognized institution may be transferred for credit. For transfer of credit, a  student must have received a grade of B or better in the respective course. Courses  taken earlier than five years from the time of transfer may not be accepted for  transfer of credit. 

The concerned Subject Committee of the University will make an evaluation of the  applicant for transfer of credit. The awarding of transferred credit will be based on  the applicant's score in the Campus or University, which he/she attended  previously. 

Course Coding for BSc CSIT

Each course is identified by three letters followed by a three-digit number. The  three letters indicate the subject area (e.g., COM for computer, PHY for physics,  etc). The first digit of each number indicates the level or academic year the course  is normally taken (1 for first year, 2 for second year, 3 for third year and so on).  The second and the third digits indicate departmental sequence, and the fourth  digit, which is preceded by a decimal, indicates the number of semester hour credit  awarded for the course (e.g., COM411 is a four year and first semesterand course serial).

In the course description, figures in parenthesis following the course number, for  example,(3-2-0), indicate the hours per week devoted to lecture, tutorial, and  practical, respectively. 

Elective Courses 

The curriculum is oriented to have intensive study in the field of interest with  course registration flexibility at least for two courses. But in future, course  registration flexibility shall be increased to more number of courses. 

Award of Degree 

MU awards Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology degree upon completion of all requirements as prescribed in the curriculum. MU awards grades as explained in the curriculum on the basis of individual student's  relative performance. The minimum credit hours needed for Bachelor of Science in  Computer Science and Information Technology degree is 120. 

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for the degree shall be awarded upon  completion of all requirements. 

Scrutinizing of Final Examination Paper 

Students may apply for re-totaling of their grades as per University rule, upon  payment of prescribed fee. 

Final Examination 

MU conducts final examination at the end of each semester. The procedure of final  examination conduction will be as per the examination rules of the Mid West University. 

Eligibility

Intermediate in Science (ISc), or Higher  Secondary level (10+2) or Diploma in Engineering or Architecture or equivalent  from a recognized institution with at least second division marks at their  Intermediate level. Besides the basic academic requirement, an entrance  examination will be held for all Nepalese applicants.

Admission Criteria

The entrance test application form and the information brochure shall be provided  on request at the Registrar's Office (MU) or at the concerned campus. The  concerned campus scrutinizes the applications. The eligible candidates fare  informed to appear in the entrance test. The exact date for the entrance test is  communicated to the applicants by the campus. The candidates shall be admitted  on merit basis. The subjects and weightage for each subject of the Entrance test  will be 

Physics: 20%; English: 20%; Mathematics: 40% and Chemistry: 20%. 

The campus may also hold interviews for the candidates before their final selection  for admission. Eligible foreign national students may be admitted against limited  seats on the basis of an interview to be conducted by the campus. 

The candidates, who are given provisional admission pending submission of the  qualifying certificates, are required to submit all necessary documents within a  week of the beginning of regular classes. Otherwise, the admission will be  cancelled. 

 

Curricular Structure

First Semester

Course Description

Course Code

Credit Hour

Fundamentals of Computer COM411 3
Programming in C COM412 3
Physics COM413 3
Mathematics I COM414 3
Digital Logic COM415 3

Second Semester

Course Description

Course Code

Credit Hour

Discrete Structure COM421 3
Microprocessor and Assembly Language COM422 3
Object Oriented Programming COM423 3
Statistics COM424 3
Mathemetics II COM425 3

Third Semester

Course Description

Course Code

Credit Hour

Data Structure and Algorithm COM431 3
Computer Organization and Architecture COM432 3
Numerical Methods COM433 3
Principles of Management COM434 3
Computer Networks COM435 3

Fourth Semester

Course Description

Course Code

Credit Hour

Operating Systems COM441 3
Database Management System COM442 3
Technical Writing COM443 3
Computer Graphics COM444 3
Theory of Computation COM445 3

Fifth Semester

Course Description

Course Code

Credit Hour

Artificial Intelligence COM451 3
Systems Analysis and Design COM452 3
Design and Analysis of Algorithms COM453 3
Compiler Design COM454 3
Elective (Anyone)    
Management Information System COM455A 3
Neutral Network COM455B 3

Sixth Semester

Course Description

Course Code

Credit Hour

Simulation and Modeling COM461 3
Software Engineering COM462 3
Web Technology COM463 3
Cryptography COM464 3
Elective (Anyone)    
Information Retrieval COM465A 3
Database Administration COM465B 3

Seventh Semester

Course Description

Course Code

Credit Hour

Advanced Java COM471 3
Real Time Systems COM472 3
Data Warehousing and Data Mining COM473 3
Project Work COM474 3
Elective (Anyone)    
Software Project Management COM475A 3
Network Security COM475B 3
System Administration COM476C 3

Eighth Semester

Course Description

Course Code

Credit Hour

Image Processing COM481 3
Cloud Computing COM482 3
Internship COM483 6
Eective (Anyone)    
Geographical Information System COM484A 3
Mobile Application Development COM484B 3
E-governance COM484C 3
Bio-Informatics COM484D 3