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‘Media Research Conference’ has been an annual event of Martin Chautari since 2010. The aim of this conference is to augment critical and interdisciplinary discussion on various aspects of Nepali Media. The seventh edition, which is going to be held on 20th March 2016 in Kathmandu, broadly focuses on application and use of IT. Altogether six research papers will be presented during this conference (see the program schedule below for details). The conference will also have a panel discussion on ‘Is IT education producing graduates ready for local development and global competence?’ This session will discuss about (a) globally competent IT curriculum and pedagogy appropriate for Nepal; and (b) skills demanded (from the graduates) by the present/future IT industry of Nepal.
Participation is free and open to all but those interested should register their names at the reception desk of Martin Chautari by 17 March 2016 (2072 Chait 4). Only 25 seats are available, out of which 10 seats are reserved for female participants. Participants will be selected on first come first serve basis.
Conference Date: 20 March 2016 (2072 Chait 7), Sunday
Venue: Martin Chautari Seminar Hall, Thapathali, Kathmandu
For further information, please contact:
27 Jeetjung Marg, Thapathali, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 4238050, 4102027, 4102243
8:00-9:00 Registration and Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Welcome to the Participants
Yogesh Raj, Martin Chautari
(Moderator: Bhawana Oli, Martin Chautari)
Implications from Internet Infrastructure Assessment at Panauti and Changu Narayan
Nischal Regmi, Martin Chautari
Discussant: Shaligram Parajuli, Nepal Telecom
Transition of Newspaper Journalism from Partisanship to Commercialism in Post-1990 Nepal
Kundan Aryal, Tribhuvan University (TU)
Discussant: Rishikesh Dahal, TU
नेपालमा अनलाइन मिडियाका पाठक: परम्परागत मिडिया ढाँचाकै विस्तार
Arjun Panthi, Martin Chautari
Discussant: Ujjwal Acharya, Centre for Media Research – Nepal
(Moderator: Trishna Singh, Integrated ICT Pvt. Ltd.)
Children in Online Space
Hempal Shrestha, Research and Development Committee, Computer Association Nepal
Discussant: Vinay Kasajoo, Researcher/writer
On Access, Use and Non-use of Internet in Nepal: Arguments from Empirical Findings
Shailesh Pandey, Martin Chautari
Discussant: Santa B. Basnet, WiseYak Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Improved Quality and Better Access in School Education through ICT
Rabi Karmacharya, OLE Nepal
Discussant: Lina Gurung, Kathmandu University (KU)
2:45-3:15: Tea Break
(Coordinator: Birodh Rijal, Integrated ICT Pvt. Ltd.)
Is IT Education Producing Graduates Ready for Local Development and Global Competence?
Panelists: Nawaraj Paudel, TU; Bidur Dahal, Orchid International College; Anup Banskota, KU; Hitesh Karki, Deerwalk Institute of Technology; and Sangita Sharma, Verisk IT Pvt. Ltd.