It is a matter of big pleasure and pride to share with you few of my thoughts as the Head of Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The Department was established in 1994 and we started Computer Science and Engineering program for the first time in Nepal. Since then the Department has been one of the prominent departments at the School of Engineering, Kathmandu University. We have two vibrant Undergraduate programs, namely, the BSc. in Computer Science(CS) and BE in Computer Engineering(CE) with a total intake of 120 students(60 CS and 60 CE) per year. Similarly, we have three programs in the Masters, respectively, Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering (ME CE), Master of Technology in Information Technology (MTech. IT) and MS by Research. A total of up to 20 students are enrolled in ME CE and MTech. IT every year. We also have the PhD program running at the Department.
Project-based teaching learning has been the signature of Kathmandu University and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering has been very closely following this practice. Our graduates have been established in very good positions in different sectors (academia, industry, government, non-government, private etc.) both within Nepal and outside. The Department has well trained and qualified faculties both from within Nepal and abroad serving the Department, the curriculum is revised in a timely manner and we work very closely with the industries and software companies so that there is not much gap between what we teach and what is required in the real world situations.We send our final fourth year students for 3 months internship in the final semester before they graduate. This has been very beneficial to them as they get to see the real working environment as well as envisage the required plan of actions to solve the problems.
We also have been actively involved in research and development. Several of our faculties have won grants from local and international funding agencies and carrying out research in diverse fields of Computer Science & Engineering. We already have at least three actively running labs at the department, namely, the Information and Language Processing Research Lab (ILPRL lab), Digital Learning Research Lab (DLR Lab) and the Active Learning Lab under which we have been doing several research works which are in line to the state-of-the-art topics in the respective domains.