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On February 18, Deerexpress club and Software club of DWIT organized a research orientation program among the chosen interested students . The program was led by Assistant Professor Manoj Shakya from Computer science and engineering department of Kathmandu University.
The orientation began with some information and ideas on how to carry out the research. According to him, information on research is mainly given to the students on Masters Level as the elements for research is not enough in the bachelors level itself. None of the universities throughout the globe consider undergraduate level for research work. Nevertheless, if students at bachelor’s level get involve in some research on any specific topic, then it will definitely benefit the institute, faculty and most importantly the student themselves.
Assistant Professor Mr. Shakya explained that research is not only about gathering data, but it is also about analyzing and interpreting the collected data by the use of statistics and mathematics. Mainly IDRC, a funding agency supports research in Nepal.
He highlighted the topic that are most commonly used for the research; software engineering, cloud computing, digital learning, information security, natural language processing, information security, etc.
For software engineering, agile methodology is used as it is a popular technique and measure effectiveness. Similarly, in case of cloud computing, open stack software are used as they act as load balancers. Handloops and maps too help in load balancing. Also, they are also considered as energy efficient as they help to improve algorithms and thus ultimately help in time management. Likewise, he gave a brief description about other topics that are common in Kathmandu University.
Just having a topic does not complete the research. To be a good researcher one needs to have self-motivation and passion towards researching. At the same point dedication and commitment are equally important. In the end, the students were very thankful to Assistant Professor Manoj Shakya for his valuable information and innovative ideas which will definitely benefit all of us in the future.