Engineering is a boon for both entrepreneurs and incumbents

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Bhimsen Giri, a versatile personality with broad mind, is joint treasurer of OPEN. Mr. Giri is the Managing Director at Rapti Engineering College, Dang.

Rapti Engineering College, affiliated to Pokhara University and CTEVT, is one of the leading colleges for imparting technical and engineering education. Mr. Giri views that the college is providing latest technological and engineering courses that incorporate global standards. Technical education is the demand and necessity of the nation in the modern age which truly transforms talents into technocrats. Excerpts:

Could you give a brief account of Rapti Engineering College?

Rapti Engineering College was established in Mid-Western Region in 2008AD by a group of dedicated academicians, engineers and IT professionals with the vision of building and developing it as a centre of academic excellence for technical education.

The college offers Diploma in Computer Engineering, Civil Sub-overseer, Electrical Sub-overseer and Basic Survey (Amin) in affiliation with CTEVT, and Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA), Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Bachelor of Electronics and Communication in affiliation with Pokhara University. These courses and programs are offered to meet the need of competent human resources in the region. They are not only useful for the students looking for career growth but also for professionals keen on improving their skills and knowledge in these areas.

What are the distinct features of Rapti Engineering College?

Rapti Engineering College is an ISO 900: 2008 certified college. It is an internationally recognized college for its quality in education as well as physical infrastructure. We have given emphasis on engineering technologies so that our students cannot be deprived of getting rewarding education amid technological marvels.

The faculty members are dedicated, qualified and highly experienced and have expertise in their respective fields. Our college has been reckoned as an excellent college in Lumbini Province. It has been adopting modern approach in teaching and learning activities. It gives importance and priority to practical education. We organize personality and leadership development training and workshop sessions time and again. Similarly, we have established a WIFI free zone in the college premises. In addition, we guarantee the job placement to the graduates. We often organize orientation programs for Public Service Commission examinations by inviting mavens of this field with a view to develop confidence in graduates if they want to enter the government service.

How many students have graduates from this college till date and how is their performance?

More than 500 students have been graduated from this college. Most of our graduates have occupied important positions in Nepal and abroad. They are involved in various job landing sectors whereas some of them have become entrepreneurs. At present, technical department at most of the local levels, such as municipality and rural municipality of this area, are occupied by our graduates and some are working as engineers in many governmental and non- governmental organizations.

How do you acknowledge the efforts made by the college for students’ quality enhancement?

Truly speaking, Rapti Engineering College is the leading engineering college of this region in terms of academic excellence. It has been imparting quality education by adopting modern tools and techniques. Recently, we have purchased UTN machine which will create a milestone in our academic benchmarks. Furthermore, our college has established an information and research centre to enhance the quality of students. We are working actively and exhaustively on establishing this college as a model college of this region. In addition, we facilitate guest lectures by inviting well-known personalities from various fields. Similarly, field visit and project work is given high priority. With the view to develop the personality and leadership capacity in our students we have been organizing training and seminar sessions timely by inviting the experts. Our students have recently achieved the gold medals due to their outstanding performance. It is the matter of our pride that we are able to prepare gold medalists.

What are the strengths of Pokhara University?

Pokhara University has proved itself to be academically excellent as its benchmark by conducting the online examinations in a systematic way. Secondly, its curricula adhere to an international standard. Now, the team of university is very capable. The VC and Registrar along with Deans are working untiringly for enriching the acclamation of the University and strengthening the academic stature of the affiliated colleges. The University offers myriads of courses for the career hopefuls, which can be chosen as per their interests. More importantly, the results of the University graduates are outstanding and competitive. In this regard, the PU graduates are rarely seen dillydallying in search of jobs in the market. They are so competitive that they can either become entrepreneurs or job holders depending on their interest and career pursuits. In addition, the University is strict with all constituent colleges and associates that they must follow its academic calendar throughout the semester.

What suggestions would you like to give to ten-plus-two science graduates who are in pursuit of engineering education?

Engineering education is a life-changing education. It is the application of knowledge to solve real problems. Engineers figure out how to get things done properly and efficiently and find practical usage for scientific discoveries. In addition, engineering education develops skills and knowledge of students that ensures right path for their appealing careers. It is a professional education that provides lots of job opportunities in national and international markets. Similarly, an engineering graduate can be an entrepreneur and can lead an independent life in the future. Getting into employment or self-employment sector is possible through engineering education. So, I suggest that ten-plus-two students pursue engineering education for their award-winning career.

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