A seminar on “Empowering Youth in Technology” was held by Spiralogics International, at Hotel Aryal, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu.
The seminar mainly focused on empowering the Nepalese youth for greater achievements. Educationalists, technology leaders, and young innovators as mentioned below came under a same roof and discussed how to minimize the gap that exists between education system and the IT industry.
- Abhijit Gupta,
- Saunak Ranjitkar, Chief Technology Officer, Spiralogics (Download Presentation)
- Krishna Pd. Upadhyay, MD, Spiralogics
- Prof. Dr. Mana Pd. Wagley, Renowned Educationist, Former Dean of KU (Download Presentation)
- Matthew Stonehouse, Business Analyst
- Romkant Pandey, VP of CAN Federation, TU Lecturer
- Niraj Shrestha, CEO, EeposIT
The program started with the Managing Director of Spiralogics, Mr. Krishna Prasad Upadhyay, saying greetings and thanking the participating guests. Meanwhile, the Operation Manager of Spiralogics, Mrs. Anukha Wagley welcomed the participants and highlighted on history of Spiralogics and the new beginning of Spiralogics Institute of Technology(SIT).
The program then continued with a speech from one of the leading and well known educationists, former Dean of KU, Prof. Dr. Mana Prasad Wagley. He emphasized on Nepal’s trending education system and its effectiveness in migrating students from education system to a professional workforce. Informing that a majority of the youths in Nepal are only textbook-literate, Mr. Wagley stressed the need to mix the country’s education system with IT to increase youths participation in IT sector.
Addressing the seminar, Mr. Saunak Ranjitkar, the CTO of Spiralogics Inc, spoke about the challenges Nepalese youth face today in meeting expectations in the IT industry. “Spiralogics is not just an institution but a family.”, reckoned Mr. Ranjitkar. He noted the continuous investment Spiralogics has made in the youth of Nepal since 2009. He said, “The vision for Spiralogics Institute of Technology was born from years of successes and failures I had experienced.” He continued that SIT would play a vital role in filling the gap that students faced when migrating from academia to the industry. He also talked about the opportunities that “Spiralogics Institute of Technology” offers; to help, learn, and build a strong IT industry in Nepal.
The next speaker, Matthew Stonehouse, one of the business analysts working with Spiralogics, discussed the benefits of youth innovation in Nepal. He said that the youth will always have bigger opportunities in the IT sector as compared to other sectors as IT is an ever-growing industry in the present context. The seminar then proceeded with the insights of Romkant Pandey, the Vice President of CAN and TU Lecturer, on “Gap between academia and industry”. He added that the gap persisted on the collaboration between academia and industry and how, we should find solutions to mitigate this very gap.
The seminar was officially concluded by presentation on ICT (Information Communication Technology) opportunities for young and newbies by Mr. Abhijit Gupta. Mr. Gupta tried my best to express the opportunities and possibilities in ICT market of Nepal. Mr. Gupta tried to motivate them.
Together we achieve more.
Push yourself because no one else is going to do that for you.
He pointed to the need of each one of the youths to be focused on pushing oneself for greater achievements.
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