Second-semester students of Class of 2020 presented their Term Paper II on September 18. Each semester, DWIT students write semester term paper as part of the DWIT Credit Course.
Data Bank Visualization team facilitated the third Knowledge Sharing Session. The session was conducted on Aug 24 and it mainly focused on the importance of Data Bank and its Visualization and how the team has been implementing it.
The head of Data Bank and Visualization team, Dr. Sunil Chaudhary commenced this session with a brief introduction on the main aim of the project i.e. to design and build a DATA BANK containing all the budgetary allocation of funds for the education in Nepal since the first budget in the country and to develop a web based DATA VISUALIZATION TOOL, which can present the data in the data bank in more meaningful and understandable forms. Furthermore, the session focused on what a data bank is and how it has been implemented for this project. Similarly, the importance of Data Visualization was also highlighted.
Class of 2019 appeared for the midterm exams of their fourth semester last week. Each semester the college conducts two internal examinations and the university conducts the board examination at the end of the semester. This is the 10th examination for Class of 2019.
The fourth International Conference on e-Learning for Development was successfully conducted from July 29 to July 31. The goal of this conference is to serve as a platform for sharing experience and insights regarding the use of IT for development. Over the course of the conference, around twenty-six research papers were presented authored and co-authored by over sixty academicians. On day one of the conference, a workshop on research writing was conducted by Dr.Devinder Thapa and Dr.Gokul Bhandari. Likewise, on day two, there was a special panel discussion conducted by Dr. Rajib Subba, Dr. Sudhamshu Dahal, Dr. Devinder Thapa and Dr. Gokul Bhandari on various aspects of research.
Dr. Gokul Bhandari, Associate Professor of Information Systems at Odette School of Business, University of Windsor, Canada spoke to the final semester students on Data Science on July 27. The college administration conducted the special Deertalk session, where Dr. Bhandari spoke about the emerging field of Data Science. He explained how the field was composed of multiple fields such as mathematics, science, analytics, engineering, and social science. He also talked about life and career after undergraduate studies.
On July 25, Knowledge Sharing Session was facilitated by the IT Department. Suryaraj Timsina, the head of IT Department, started this session with a brief introduction on how IT department was formed and explained the basic network infrastructure at Deerwalk Group. The IT department consists of four members and they have been maintaining computer labs, monitoring hotspot of DWIT, solving Deerwalk Sifal School’s (DSS) internet issues and providing IT service to Deerwalk Incubation Centre. The session ended with a brief conclusion on the benefits that IT department provided to Deerwalk Group and also with making more progress in this field.
Mega Debate organized by the Deer Express, Deerwalk Literature Society, and DWIT News with the support of Medication for Nepal was held on July 21, 2017. The media partner was the Documentary Movie Dramatics Club. The debate was conducted in Nepali and followed the British Parliamentary Debate Style.
The topic of the mega debate was “नेपालमा गर्भपतन कानुनी हुनुपर्छ कि गैरकानुनी” and the event was hosted by Aayusha Paudel ’20. The judges for this event were Mr. Suraj Chandra Sharma, a Chemistry teacher in Deerwalk Sifal School and Mr. Ashish Shrestha, Project Manager at Medication for Nepal.
The event started with presentation session by the team of Medication for Nepal – Mr. Ashish Shrestha and Ms. Natasha Limbu. Medication for Nepal is a citizen platform for health fighting to provide healthcare, a basic human right, to all Nepalese people.
Takdir Bartaula ’19 who had delivered his words with great confidence, precision, and hard facts was given the Best Speaker award and Maunta Rani Gautam with her strong arguments and confidence was awarded as the Best Female Speaker.
Deer Express Club organized a talk program with Dr. Basanta Dhungana where computer science students and c0mputer engineers from the valley were present. Dr. Dhungana got his doctorate from the University of Illinois in applied economics and applied econometrics. The person with a decade long experience of working in data science and machine learning in fortune companies like Apple Inc., Nestle Inc. and Hewlett Packard Corporation and enterprises talked to the audience for about 120 minutes.
He started his talk by describing his experience while working with data and how data interested him. In his talk, he also described various types of database management system and their usability and their efficiency. He also passed the message on various emerging technologies to manage the databases. In addition to the technologies, Dr. Dhungana also gave a general idea on different languages that were used to program the databases. This part of the talk was very interesting as he related all these to his work environment and tried to give a real view of how big data were handled. There was also a description of the values of data and how data can be used to simplify life and solve a complex problem. Every sentence that he spoke was verified by his experience while working for the fortune 500 companies.
Documentary, Movie, and Dramatics Club organized Movie Screening session six on July 6, 2017. Two short movies were screened in this session: Dothyng | Samarpan and a music video directed by Aakash Poudel. Dothyng focused on stopping open air defecation and Samarpan showed a soldier’s sacrifice which is immeasurable and profound.
There were around 60 audiences including the students from DWIT, employees from DSS and Deerwalk Services. The screening was followed by an interactive session with Mr. Aakash Poudel. He actively addressed the audience clearing all their queries.
On 29th June, Music club organized “Raw Rhythms 5 – the unplugged session” at Sagarmatha Hall. The event started at five in the evening with a beautiful mild intro, “Opeth Song” performed by Bishal Timalsina, the president of Music Club. It was a successful event as more than 50 tickets worth Rs. 50 were sold. People from DWIT, Deerwalk Services, and Deerwalk Sifal School marked their presence in the musical evening.
RAW RHYTHMS 5 successfully ended at 6:30 in the evening with 12 performances. It was a memorable musical event that touched the hearts of the audience. Each performance was unique and equally entertaining. Everyone enjoyed the event performed by young musicians, filled with raw talent, and passion for music.