About Deerwalk Institute of Technology
Deerwalk Institute of Technology (DWIT) is a collaboration between Nepalese entrepreneurs and the USA based software company, Deerwalk Inc. We are supported by both Nepalese and American professionals who seek to improve the quality of Nepal’s education, and, by doing so, contribute to the nation’s economic development. With the help of our industrial partner, Deerwalk Inc. we aim to train technical professionals who have the capability to bring Nepal into the global marketplace.
Our ultimate vision is to be the premier institute of technology in Nepal and the South Asia region by taking a unique practical approach to modern technical education. We hope to bring together the best of theory and practical training so that our students receive not only an excellent education, but also four years of extensive hands-on experience.
To advance and disseminate knowledge with a curriculum that combines theory and practice in the fields of technology, science, and management.
Rudra Pandey, PhD, Executive Chairman
Rudra Pandey, PhD, is a pioneer in the software outsourcing industry in Nepal. He is currently the Executive Chairman of Deerwalk Inc., USA, which operates a subsidiary in Nepal. Prior to that he was the Chief Operating Officer of Verisk Health, created from the acquisition of D2Hawkeye Inc. by Verisk Analytics. Rudra was a founding partner and the Chief Technology Officer of D2Hawkeye Inc. - one of the largest outsourcing firms in Nepal. He also has significant IT experience in the financial services industry. Rudra holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Pakistan and a PhD in Economics from Northeastern University, USA. (Something about his role as chairman would be good here)
Surendra Nath Adhikari, Campus Chief
Having worked for D2Hawkeye for several years as head of training and process, Surendra N. Adhikari has a wealth of experience in management, process and training. Prior to joining DWIT, Surendra played a key role in making D2Hawkeye the first CMMI certified IT company in Nepal, the only one of its kind in Nepal. Earlier on, Surendra worked as a Senior Engineer and researcher for the Department of Irrigation, Nepal. He also has direct teaching experience as a Civil Engineering Lecturer at the Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk.
In his role as Campus Chief of the Deerwalk Institute of Technology, he leads all the decision making processes and is responsible for the overall well-being of the institute. By maintaining relationships with the University and the larger academic network within Nepal, he aims to look for ways that will ensure DWIT becomes the leading institution in Nepal offering IT and other technology related courses.
Surendra holds a B.E. in Civil Engineering from Pulchowk IOE and a M.Sc. in Hydraulic Engineering from Holland.
Hitesh Karki, Director of Academic Affairs
Prior to joining Deerwalk, Hitesh worked as Director of Engineering at Verisk Information Technologies for 9 years. Before that, he worked at Mercantile Software where he was involved in developing the popular banking software PumoriPlus®.
As the Director of Academic Affairs, Hitesh's core responsibility is to look after the curriculum, ensure timely execution of classes. More importantly he is responsible for ensuring that students at Deerwalk receive the best training possible to keep up with the most recent developments in the IT industry. He designs courses beyond what is prescribed by the university—primarily practical based trainings—to ensure DWIT produces the most competent and capable graduates in Nepal, that are able to compete with graduates anywhere in the world. Hitesh will also be working on student selection and admission and liaising with the faculty and students to gather feedback and ensure that DWIT's successfully delivers on its claim to provide the highest quality education to its students.
He holds an Executive MBA from Kathmandu University and a Bachelor in Computer Science (Software Engineering) from Pune University.
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