Information Technology which includes the combination of computer technologies and telecommunication technologies plays a greater role at all levels and in all kinks of education. Today, information technology involves more than just computer literacy, it also takes into account how computers work and how these computers can further be used not just for information processing but also for communications and problem solving tasks as well.
The revolution in the field of Information Technology has been making a significant impact on our daily lives. Consequently, there has been rapid growth in an IT industry as well as highly skilled IT occupations. The use and scope of IT education has no boundary. Although information technology has made mechanical jobs redundant, it has been creating new job opportunities as well.
The Government of Nepal has also taken a host initiative to develop and promote IT usage across the country. People participation are mainly in the areas such as Internet Services, Cyber Cafes, Training Institutions, Hardware and related equipment assembly, software development, web design and export of IT services and IT-enabled services. The involvement of people in these sectors is playing a key role in catalyzing economic development and alleviating poverty in the country.
The demand for IT specialists is growing rapidly and there are numerous areas of concern in the way IT education is being imparted in the country. Some of them are
- Networking & Internetworking
- Database Development & Administration
- Programming - Development tools, languages
- Technical writing
- Software design & engineering
- Graphic design and animation
- Web/ e-commerce development
Professionals in software and hardware are the recent need in the IT sector. There are many universities and training institutes that have been established to provide different courses. As the computer technology is enhancing day by day, so the growth of IT industry is creating a demand for advance programming and increasing the demand for the professionals.
Careers in IT
- Software Engineer
- Hardware Engineer
- Network Administrator
- Web Application Developer
- Multimedia Programmer
- Project Manager
- System Analyst
- Security Analyst
- Database Administrator
- ERP Professionals
- E-Commerce Professionals
- Quality Assurance Specialist
The skilled education in these sectors helps to youth build their career both within the nation.