Women in technology
Himalayan News Service
Prime College inaugurated the Women in Technology, CISCO Networking Scholarship Programme, sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) through a grant from the Dot-GOV Program of Internews Network, the programme provides scholarship to women from target countries such as Bangladesh, Nepal, Mongolia and Sri Lanka to attend the CISCO Networking Academy Programme and awarding them a CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certificate.
50 students were selected for the programme to be conducted at Prime College for a period of six months. Dr Pushpa Shrestha, member of the National Planning Commission remarked that information technology has permeated every aspect of our lives today and in the fiercely competitive world, women armed with such knowledge can help enhance the IT sector in the country. The scholarship programme expects to equip women with marketable high-tech skills essential to participation in Internet economy, to break down socio-cultural barrier for women in IT, and provide women ample access to skill and employment.