Master of Information Technology in Nepal

Master of Information Technology in Nepal

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Study Info CentreMon Oct 25 2021

The Master of Information Technology in Nepal program is a 2 years/4-semester postgraduate program.

This course provides an in-depth technical understanding of current and evolving technologies — preparing students to pursue careers in data processing, systems and software design, IT architecture, networking, and hardware and software development.

A limited number of National universities offer this program in Nepal. To compensate, some of the international Universities such as Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU), Leeds Beckett University, Westcliff University and more also offer Masters of IT courses in Nepal.  

So, MIT is also one of the most rewarding programs with a high job placement rate upon graduation. 

Moreover, IT professionals fall under some of the highest-paid professionals in Nepal, with an average earning of NPR 1 lakhs per annum. 

For further information on courses offered, colleges, eligibility, job opportunities and more, read this article till the end.

Key Takeaways of Master of IT in Nepal

Course

Master of IT(MIT)

Course type

Postgraduate

Course duration

2 years

Eligibility

Must hold at least a Bachelor's Degree in IT/Computer Science.

Must pass the entrance examination conducted by the respective University.

Average fee

Varies according to the affiliated universities.

Average salary

NPR 19,000 - 1,30,000

Job designations

Senior IT Consultant, IT Recruitment Consultant, IT Manager, IT Project Manager, Technical Support Manager, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Chief Information Officer (CIO), IT Infrastructure Manager, Innovation Manager, IT Director and more

Admission requirements for Master of IT in Nepal

  • To enrol for an MIT degree, you must hold at least a Bachelor's Degree in IT/Computer Science with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 (can vary according to the affiliated University) or 50% aggregate from TU or any other University. 
  • You must pass the entrance examination conducted by the respective University. 

Master of IT in Nepal Course Details

Medium of instruction

The medium of instruction for a Master in information technology is English. For international universities, you might need to present evidence of satisfactory English skills or an IELTS score of a minimum of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5.   

Thesis Writing 

Thesis Writing is compulsory for the completion of a Master of IT in Nepal. It is equivalent to Two Papers, i.e. Six Credit hours in the Final year/ Fourth Semester. It must be written in English language and completed within the given deadline. 

Graduation requirements

To qualify for graduation, students must complete sixty (60) prescribed credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Major Subjects of Master of IT in Nepal 

MSIT technology courses generally cover the theory and practice of information technology systems analysis, design, creation and management. Courses may include advanced management of information systems, introduction to information security management and database systems management. Some of the core courses offered in MIT courses are:

  • Technology Management
  • Integrated Systems Management
  • Strategic Planning and Systems Development
  • Internet Applications
  • Object-Oriented Software Systems Engineering
  • Information Security Architectures
  • Knowledge Management
  • Enterprise Applications
  • Software Quality Engineering
  • Data Management
  • Information Technology Project Management
  • Research Methodology in Computing and Engineering
  • Network Design & Performance
  • Technology, Culture, and People: A Global Perspective
  • Software Engineering Support Environments
  • Entrepreneurship

Colleges to Study Master of IT in Nepal

Very few colleges offer Master of IT courses in Nepal. However, some colleges also offer postgraduate IT courses as M.Sc. It and M.Sc. Computer. Below is the list of some colleges offering MIT and M.Sc. IT program in Nepal. 

Colleges

Course

University

Kathmandu University (KU)

Master of Technology in  Information technology 

Kathmandu University(KU)

Nepal College of Information Technology (NCIT)

M.Sc. Computer

Pokhara University(PoU)

Islington College

M.Sc. in Information Technology

London Metropolitan University

School of Engineering and Technology

Master of Information Technology

Purbanchal University(PU)

Lord Buddha Education Foundation

M.Sc. in Information Technology

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

The British College

M.Sc. Information and Technology

Leeds Beckett University

Presidential Business School

M.Sc. Information and Technology

Westcliff University, USA

 Fee Structure of Master of IT in Nepal

Colleges 

Cost in NPR

Kathmandu University (KU)

3,95,000

Nepal College of Information Technology (NCIT)

Info N/A

Islington College

Info N/A

School of Engineering and Technology

Info N/A

Lord Buddha Education Foundation

5,61,000

The British College

4,60,000

Presidential Business School

Info N/A

Scope and Job opportunities After MIT in Nepal

Upon completing your Master in Information Technology, you have a wide range of options to choose from depending on your area of interest.

Many opt for government/public sector like civil services where they can directly contribute to the nation.

You can also pursue your career in the private sector. Many multinational companies and firms hire MIT students in their project planning, management and other IT departments. 

Further, the affiliation of national colleges with international universities like Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU), Leeds Beckett University, Westcliff University and more increase your chances of securing better job opportunities in top information companies in the world like:

  • Microsoft corporation
  • IBM
  • SAP
  • Oracle
  • Infosys
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Capgemini and more

Other non-conventional jobs for MIT graduates include technical writers and technical content analysts.

As an MIT graduate, you can also undertake the following job roles:

  • Management Consultant
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Video Game Designer
  • IS/IT Manager
  • Cloud Architect
  • IT Recruitment Consultant
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Senior IT Consultant
  • IT Director

For further information on job profiles that the Master of IT aspirants are engaged in, go through the table below.

MIT Graduate Job Positions 

Average Salary Range (NPR per month)

Senior IT Consultant

35,000- 80,000

IT Director

35,000 - 1,45,000

Innovation Manager

25,000 - 65,000

IT Infrastructure Manager

57,000 - 900,000

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

55,000- 1,30,000

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

35,000 - 74,000

Technical Support Manager

19,000 - 48,000

IT Project Manager

45,000 - 90,000

IT Manager

30,000 - 60,000

IT Recruitment Consultant

40,000 - 92,000

 

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