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Bachelor of Computer System and Information Technology (BCSIT)

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  • Duration: 4 years
  • University: Pokhara University
Program Objectives

The Bachelor of Computer Information System (BCIS) program of Pokhara University provide students with foundational knowledge and practical skills needed in various areas of information system, computer technology, and management. The program aims at developing a student intellectual ability, technical skills, and managerial applications through an appropriate blending of computer, information technology and business courses.

Bachelor of Computer Systems and Information Technology (BCSIT) program are as follows:

  • To develop a strong foundation in computer systems, hardware, software, and information technology, ensuring students grasp fundamental principles and technologies.
  • To foster problem-solving abilities, enabling students to analyze complex technical issues, identify solutions, and effectively implement strategies to address them.
  • To provide students with the knowledge and skills to design, develop, and maintain software applications using relevant programming languages and methodologies.
  • To teach students how to manage information systems, including database management, network administration, and cybersecurity, ensuring data security and availability.
  • To equip students with the ability to collect, process, and analyze data, enabling meaningful insights and data-driven decision-making.
  • To develop strong written and verbal communication skills, allowing students to convey technical information to diverse audiences and foster collaboration.
  • To offer a foundation in business and management principles, helping students understand how IT aligns with organizational goals within a business context.
  • To align the curriculum with industry-recognized certifications to enhance employability and industry competitiveness.
Curricular Structure

The coursework gives students a broad and holistic view of the complexity of issues in today's information management and business environment. This program provides the basis for career growth, and also prepares for higher studies.

The curriculum comprises the following five distinct components:

  • Foundation Courses:These courses develop students' communication skill and provide them with strong foundation in economics, statistics, mathematics, and legal environment of business and technology.
  • Management Core Courses:These courses will help students to understand the basic principles and practices in the functional areas of management.
  • CIS Core Courses: These courses will help students to understand principles and practices in the functional areas of computer information management specifically.
  • Concentration Courses: The elective courses will help students to develop specialized and focused skills in the areas of their choice.
  • Project Work and Internship: Students are required to undertake independent capstone project that involve fieldwork and empirical analysis of the information collected from the field. After that they will prepare a project report on a prescribed format. The internship provides students with an opportunity to gain real-life experience by working in an organization for six to eight weeks.
Program Features

The BCSIT is a four-year program structured in eight semesters. A student needs to complete 127 credit hours of coursework, project work and internship for graduation.

Besides lectures, the classes are facilitated by case studies, group discussions, project assignments, field visits, class presentations and other teaching methods. In order to develop communication and interpersonal skills, students are emphasized to participate in class activities, group discussions and individual presentations.

The medium of instruction and examination for this program will be English, and a student is expected to have good English language proficiency with acceptable communication skill.

The Semester System

The prominent feature of the semester system is the continuous evaluation of a student's performance, and flexibility given to the students to progress at pace suited to his/her individual ability as per the credit requirements.

The credit hour assigned to each course of this program varies depending on its lecture, tutorial and practical work hours in a week. One lecture/contact hour per week per semester is assigned one credit. That is, a three credit hours course has 48 class hours. A faculty member is assigned to teach each of the courses. If the course is taught by more than one faculty member, then one of the members are designated as the coordinator of that course.

Entry Requirements and Admission Procedures
  • Eligibility

    The entry requirement for a new student in BCSIT will be Intermediate or Higher Secondary level (10+2) or Proficiency Certificate Level (PCL), or equivalent as recognized by Pokhara University. In addition, the student must pass the entrance test conducted by the concerned college.

  • Documents Required

    The applicant is required to submit the following documents with the application form made available by the concerned college/school by paying a predetermined fee:

    Completed and signed BCSIT application form.

    Official transcripts from the academic institutions previously attended.

    Certificates of all degrees should be photocopied and submitted with proper attestation. Enrolment is conditional upon completion of all admission formalities including payment of all fees as determined by the college. Incomplete applications shall not be processed.

  • Admission Procedures

    A notice inviting applications for admission is publicly announced. Application forms and information brochures are provided, on request, after the payment of the prescribed fee. The concerned college scrutinizes the application. The eligible candidates are informed to take the entrance test. The date and time for the entrance test are informed to the applicants by the concerned colleges. The college may also interview the candidates for the final selection for admission.

    The candidates who are given provisional admission under special conditions are required submit all necessary documents within a month after their regular classes begin. A student who fails to do so will have his/ her admission canceled.

  • Academic Schedule and Course Registration

    An academic session consists of two semesters. The Fall Semester starts in September and Spring Semester starts in March. Students are normally admitted to the program in the Fall semester.

    Students are required to register the courses by themselves from the concerned college at beginning of each semester. Registration in absence may be allowed only in rare cases at the discretion of the principal. In normal cases, a student's nominee will not be allowed for course registration of the concerned student, but he/she may complete other formalities.

  • Addition and Withdrawal from the Course

    A student will have the option to add or drop from the course. This can, however, be done only during the first three weeks of the semester.

    A student wishing to withdraw from a course should apply on the prescribed form within one month of the start of the semester.

  • Attendance Requirements

    A student must attend every lecture, tutorial, seminar and practical class. However, to accommodate for late registration, sickness and other contingencies, the attendance requirements will be a minimum of 80% of the classes actually held. If a student is absent in the class for more than four weeks without the permission of the concerned authority, his/her name will be removed from the college roll.

  • Normal and Maximum Duration of Study

    The duration for the completion of the program is as follows:

    Normal duration: 4 Years (8 Semesters)

    Maximum Duration: 8 Years

    A full-time student has to take a minimum of 12 credits.

Evaluation System

For subjects follows as: = Externally [50] + Internally [50] ( Internally [50]: = Theory [30] + Practical [20] )

  • Internally by the concerned faculty member through quizzes, tutorials, lab works, home assignments, class tests, class participation, term papers, formal internal examination etc.
  • Internally, the concerned faculty member evaluates students through lab tests, project work, and viva examinations
  • Externally by the Office of the Controller of Examinations through semester-end examinations.

A fifty percent weight is given to each internal and external evaluation (semester-end examination). A student is required to pass the internal and external evaluations independently. The final grade awarded on the basis of his/her consolidated performance in all three internal, lab test/ project work/viva and external evaluations.

A student will get NOT QUALIFIED (NQ) status in the internal evaluation if his/her performance falls below the minimum requirement. Such students will not be allowed to appear in the semester-end examination of that particular course.

Internal Evaluation Theory
Evaluation Full marks Weightage
Assessment 15 50%
Assignment 5 25%
Attendance 5 25%
Internal Evaluation Practical/viva/project
Title Full marks Weightage
Lab attendance 5 25%
Report 5 25%
Viva 5 25%
Problem Solving 5 25%
External/University Question Structure
Section Nature of Question Marks Full Marks Total Questions
I Very Short Questions 1 × 10 10 10
II Short Questions 5 × 5 25 6 (Attempt any 5)
II Long Question 7.5 × 2 15 3 (Attempt any 2)
Assessment Full Marks Weightage
Internal Evaluation Theory 30 30%
Internal Evaluation Practical/Viva/Project 20 20%
External/University Exam 50 50%
Evaluation of Concentration Courses

The concerned school/college will conduct internal and semester-end examinations of the elective courses following the rules and directives of the OCE. The school/college must properly preserve answer copies and other necessary documents of these examinations and submit these to the Office of the Dean as and when instructed. The school/college must forward final grades of students to the OCE within 3 weeks after completion of semester-end examinations and the results should not be disclosed to students till formal notification is received from the OCE. The answer sheets must be preserved in sealed bags at the respective school/college for a period of six months.

Grading System

Pokhara University follows a four-point letter grade system. The letter grades awarded to students will be as follows:

Grade Grade Point Description
A 4 Excellent
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3 Good
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2 Satisfactory
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D 1 Minimum Requirement
F 0 Fail

In some rare and unusual circumstances, if a student is unable to complete all the required works for the course, he/she may be temporarily marked with an incomplete grade "I". If all the required works are not completed within the following semester, the letter "I" will be automatically converted into "F".

The performance of a student is evaluated in terms of the following two indices:

  • The semester grade point average (SGPA) which is the grade point average for the semester and is given by: SGPA = Total honor points earned in a semester/ total number of credit hours taken in a semester.
  • The cumulative grade point average (CGPA) which is the grade point average for all completed semester and is given by: CGPA=Cumulative total honor points earned/ cumulative total number of credit hours taken.
Repeating a Course

A course may be taken only ones for grade: Since passing of all courses individually is a degree requirement, the student must retake the filling course when offered and must successfully complete the course. A student will be allowed to retake a maximum of two courses to achieve a minimum CGPA of 2.0. The grade earned on the retake examination will substitute the earlier grade earned by the student in that course. A student can retake a course only when it is offered by the college/University.

Credit Transfer and Withdrawal

Up to 25% of the total credit hours of the courses completed in an equivalent program of a recognized institution may be transferred/ waived for credit on the recommendation of the principal of the college. For the credit transfer, a student must receive a "B" or above grade in respective course. Courses taken earlier than five years from the time of transfer may not be accepted for the credit transfer. However, a student transferring from one program to another program of Pokhara University may receive a credit transfer of all the compatible courses completed with at least a "C" grade.

A student may apply for withdrawal from the entire semester only on medical grounds. The principal will examine the application for semester withdrawal, and depending on the gravity of the case, he/she will make the decision. No partial withdrawal from the courses registered in a semester will be considered.

Project Work

Students are required to undertake two mini projects, and one independent and comprehensive capstone project that involves fieldwork and its empirical analysis. At the end, the students must prepare a report of this work in the prescribed format and submit it to the authorized person/body. The objective of these project works is to develop students' skills in research, particularly in areas of data collection, processing, analysis, and report writing. These reports will be evaluated by the concerned authority.


Students need to do an internship as approved by the college. The purpose of internship is to provide students with the real-life on-the-job exposure and an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts in real-life situation. Students' interest and intended area of concentration are taken into account while making the internship placement decisions.

Unfair Means

Students are strictly forbidden from adopting unfair means in class assignments, tests, report writing and final examination.

The following would be considered as adoption of unfair means during examination:

  • Communication with fellow students for help
  • Copying from another student's script/report/paper.
  • Copying from disk, palm of hand, mobile phone, or other incriminating documents.
  • Processing from any incriminating documents, whether used or not.
  • Any direct or indirect approach to influence teachers for the grade.
  • Unruly behavior which disrupts academic programs.
Provision for Re-totaling and Rechecking

Students may apply for re-totaling or rechecking of their grades as per university rules.

Dismissal from the Program

A student must obtain 2.0 CGPA at the undergraduate level. If his/her performance in the past semesters does not show the possibility of maintaining this CGPA, he/she may be dismissed from the program.

Degree Requirements

For graduation a student should:

  • Earn at least a 'D' grade in each course as specified in the grading system section,
  • Complete the internship with 'Pass' grade,
  • Complete all the courses, project work and internship as specified in the curricular structure,
  • Section within the maximum time period mentioned in the duration of study section,
  • Maintain at least 2 CGPA.
Distinction and Dean's List

A student who obtains 3.6 CGPA or above will receive the BCSIT degree with distinction. The Dean's list recognizes outstanding academic performances in the FMS. To qualify, a student must have 3.7 CGPA or above.

Summary Course structure
SN Course No of subjects Credit hour Percentage (%)
1 Foundation Courses 6 18 14.17
2 Management Courses 9 27 21.25
3 Information Technology and Computing Courses 19 57 44.88
4 Concentration Courses 4 12 9.44
5 Project 3 8 6.29
6 Internship 1 5 3.93
Summary of Total Courses 42 127 100


Semester I
Course code Subjects Credits
ENG 111 English 3
MTH 113 Mathematics I 3
CMP 173 Internet Technology I 3
CMP 171 Fundamentals of Computer Systems 3
CMP 172 Programming Language 3
Total Credits 15
Semester II
Course code Subjects Credits
ENG 112 Business Communication 3
MTH 114 Mathematics II 3
CMP 174 Digital Systems 3
CMP 175 Object-Oriented Language (Java) 3
CMP 176 Data Structure and Algorithm 3
PRJ 181 Project I 2
Total Credits 17
Semester III
Course code Subjects Credits
STT 220 Linear Algebra and Probability 3
CMP 271 Database Management System 3
CMP 272 Object-Oriented Analysis and Design 3
CMP 273 Internet Technology II (Programming) 3
MGT 222 Principles of Management 3
Total Credits 15
Semester IV
Course code Subjects Credits
CMP 275 Computer Architecture and Microprocessor 3
CMP 274 Numerical Methods 3
CMP 276 Software Engineering and Project Management 3
CMP 277 Data Communication and Networks 3
FIN 222 Fundamentals of Financial Management 3
PRJ 281 Project II 2
Total Credits 17
Semester V
Course code Subjects Credits
MKT 351 Digital Marketing 3
CMP 381 Operating Systems 3
MGT 322 Organizational Behavior 3
CMP 471 Artificial Intelligence 3
Concentration I 3
Total Credits 15
Semester VI
Course code Subjects Credits
CMP 384 Computer Graphics 3
RCH 322 Research Methods 3
CMP 382 Cloud Computing 3
ECO 322 Applied Economics 3
Concentration II 3
Total Credits 15
Semester VII
Course code Subjects Credits
MGT 422 Strategic Management 3
MGT 423 Management of Human Resources 3
CMP 383 Digital Economy 3
CMP 472 Information System Security 3
PRJ 481 Major Project 4
Concentration III 3
Total Credits 19
Semester VIII
Course code Subjects Credits
LAW 422 Legal Aspects of Business and Technology 3
MGT 424 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
INT 494 Internship 5
Concentration IV 3
Total Credits 14
* Elective Courses
Concentration Computing
Course code Subjects Credits
Python Programming 3
Advance Java 3
Compiler Design and Construction 3
Mobile Computing 3
Dot Net 3
Software Project Management 3
Open-source Technology 3
Concentration Data Science
Course code Subjects Credits
Advance Database 3
Data Analysis and Modeling 3
Data Warehousing and Data Mining 3
Database Administration 3
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning 3
Distributed Database Management 3
Object Oriented Database Management 3
Concentration Networking and Cyber Security
Course code Subjects Credits
Advance Networking with IPV6 3
Wireless Communication 3
Network Security 3
Embedded System 3
Routing and switching 3
System Admin 3
Distributed System 3
Ethical Hacking 3
Concentration Management Science and Systems
Course code Subjects Credits
MIS and e-business 3
E-governance 3
Social Entrepreneurship 3
Financial Accounting 3
International Business 3
Knowledge Management 3
Managerial Accounting 3
Concentration Multimedia Technology
Course code Subjects Credits
Fundamentals of Animations 3
3D Modeling 3
Moving Images and VFX 3
Multimedia Development Tools 3
Sound and Music Production 3
Advance Animation Techniques 3