Nepali computer graduates try their luck in Indian cities

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, May 26:

Indian human resource experts are in the capital looking for excellent computer graduates who would make their career in Indian cities. They held advanced language and technical test of some 50 students of computer engineering from the Nepal Engineering Collage (NEC) on Monday. Out of which around 15 will be shortlisted for further tests. "The best performing students will go to New Delhi and other big Indian cities for industrial training and for placement," said Vishal Kaushik, senior IS/IT engineer at the Tata Tele services Limited. He is a consultant to several human resource departments of big industrial houses. The successful candidates for the six-week long programme will experience a completely new world of computer engineering — challenge, competition and latest technology.

"It is very difficult to find good persons in the field; but once they are selected, they get an opportunity to excel. Principal of NEC, Deepak Bhattarai, said he started programme on computer engineering with great enthusiasm but later found that there was a very limited market for the graduates. "Then we thought we can explore market for our graduates in India, where IT market is booming. The experience our graduates will gain in India will make them feel that the world has really become a small village because of the advancement in information technology," he said. He added that the Nepalis, who were only known in India as watchmen, will create a different identity for them by competing with Indian IT experts.