Launching of the Cyber-security and Digital Forensics course.
KATHMANDU: The British College (TBC) has launched Nepal’s first-ever B.sc (Honors) Cyber-security and Digital Forensics course.
This year, TBC became the first institute in Nepal to receive British Accreditation Council (BAC) approval.
And now, in partnership with The University of the West of England, they are offering this brand new program which has been accredited by the Engineering Council and the British Computer Society in the United Kingdom.
During the official launch of the program by Bam Bahadur Mishra, Deputy Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), he said “Ever since Nepal had a national ATM attack, NRB has felt that there is a huge demand for digital forensic experts.”
“When this happens, we have to spend a lot of money bringing expertise into the country but having the course means that we will already have these experts here,” he added.
Anil Kumar Dutta, the Joint Secretary of Ministry of Communication and Information Technology explained that he is currently trying to establish a cyber-security center, and further encouraged other colleges in Nepal to follow in TBC’s footsteps and bring courses like this to the country to give students the opportunity to stay here to receive their degrees.
Vishal Upadhyaya, the Chief Information Officer of Ncell, then presented facts and figures which showed the growth and challenges in the field at this point in time.
In addition, representatives from Facts Nepal made presentations that highlighted the significance of the course.
Rajen Kandel – the CEO and founder of The British College announced that admissions for all courses were now open.