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Master in e-Governance First Semester Syllabus Faculty of Science, Health, and Technology

The Master in e-Governance degree program broadly focuses on the use of information and
communication technologies (ICTs) to better deliver services to services seekers and democracy practices to governance. Electronic Governance seeks to transform public service delivery and citizens’ participation in government decision processes for both social and economic benefits.

The program also seeks to analyze and describe the linkages between government, the business world, and civil society and their use of the internet and other digital devices to facilitate effective decision-making. This program will consider the historical, institutional, legal, organizational, functional, policy, and theoretical issues that are critical to public administrators, scholars, and practitioners of information and communication technologies (ICTs) as they manage in the new economy.

Course objectives:
This course has the following objectives:

• Prepare dedicated IT leader for the ICT-enabled development of Nepal with a global perspective.
• Build skill full HR with problem-solving, critical analyzing, and software and application development
planning capabilities to the government.
• Produce the IT manager with people skills who can successfully manage IT professionals, with great
understanding.

Eligibility:
The minimum qualification required to apply for the program as follow:
• A minimum Bachelor’s degree in IT-related discipline with equivalent with concerned authorities.
• Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline and 2 years proven working experience in e-Government or IT or
corporate governance.

#1. EGVN – 501 E-Governance Principles and Practices( 3 credit hours)

Introduction:
This course overviews e-Governance and e-Government. E-Government is rapidly growing nowadays. The course is divided into 7 units and 8 unit is case studies. This course focuses on the PPP model, technology standards use in e-governance, managing e-government and implementing e-government.

Course Objectives:
After the completion of this course, the students should be able to:
 introduce the concept of e-governance and its impact
 familiarize Technology and standards use in e-Governance
 impart knowledge in management and implementation of government projects.
 gain professional abilities to create, implement, and appropriate e-Governance
 project/program through familiarizing real-life cases of e-Governance projects/programs in the
developing countries.

Course Contents:

Unit 1: Introduction to E-Government (5 Hrs)
Concept of e-Government, Definition of e-Government, Benefits, and Limitation of eGovernment, Myth about e-Government, Types of e-Government Services (G2C, G2B, G2B), e-Government Vs eGovernance, e-Government as an information system, e-Government life cycle, maturity and adoption model, eServices and its types.


Unit 2: Current Trends and Practices of e-Government (6 Hrs)
e-Transformation, Whole of Government Perspectives, Citizen-Centric Approach, eInclusion, e-Leadership, and Change Management, Need for Process re-engineering, Secured Digital Identification. Sharing of Infrastructure and Services.


Unit 3: Managing e-Government (6 Hrs)
Approaches to managing e-Government System, Selection of suitable Approach, Key Performance Indicators for e-Government Systems, Management of Public Data.

Unit 4: Technology and standards for e-Government (6 Hrs)
Enterprise Architecture, Service Oriented Architecture, Enterprise Service Bus, Security Architecture and Standards, Common Authentication Systems, Datacenters, Cloud Computing, Open Standards, Cryptography, and PKI.

Unit 5: Implementing e-Government (6 Hrs)
Principles guiding e-Government Systems, e-Government system life cycle, Assessment of eGovernment Projects, As-is Analysis, Design of e-Government system, e-Government Risk assessment and mitigation, e-Government system development, implementation and support, Public-Private Partnership for e-Government System Implementation, Service Level Agreement.


Unit 6: e-Government Readiness (4 Hrs)
Assessing e-Readiness and its framework, Components of e-Government Readiness, Analysis of Nepal’s trends and position in UN’s e-Government Readiness Index and ITU’s ICT Infrastructure Index.


Unit 7: Emerging Trends in e-Government (4 Hrs)
Social Services, Ubiquitous Government, Open Data, Data Analytics, Innovation


Unit 8: Case studies ( 8 Hrs)
Review of e-Government Projects of Nepal, e-Government in Estonia, India, South Korea and Sri-Lanka.

Mode of Delivery:
The mode of course delivery consists of open and distance (online/offline) and face-to-face or both. 25% of the course is designed to be delivered on online mode, 60% on offline, and the remaining 15% on face-to-face mode.

Evaluation Scheme:
 In-semester: 40%
 End-semester: 60%


In Semester Evaluation (40%)

End Semester Evaluation (60%)
a) Unit Assignment/Project/Task (20%)
b) Critical Comment/Review (15%)
a) Short answer questions
b) Long answer questions or research
c) Interaction with the Tutor (5%) paper writing
(With a focus on higher-order thinking skills
such as analysis, synthesis, evaluation,
innovation etc.)

Semester Guidelines:


(i) The semester system is not only an examination system. The main objective of this system is
to enhance student’s knowledge, skill and capacity continuously, extensively and in depth.
(ii) The normal and maximum duration for obtaining the master’s degree is 24 months and 72
months respectively. Students failing to complete the requirements in 72 months have to re-enroll.
(iii)Students need to maintain an 80% online presence (attendance) for both theory and laboratory
classes. They should be regular or part-time as per the course registration in online
classes. They should enter before starting the classes.

References:

Richard Heeks, Implementing and Managing e-Government

C.S. R Prabhu, e-Governance: Concepts and Case studies, prentice hall of India Pvt. Ltd.

J. Satyanarayana, e-Government, Prentice hall of India Pvt. Ltd

Publications from UN, ITU and related agencies.

#2. EGVN – 502 Digital Economy and e-governance for Development( 3 credit hours )

Introduction:


This course overviews critical changes in the world economy due to its rapid digital transformation. We will examine the nature of these changes in three distinct, but integrated parts: development and global scope of the digital economy, contemporary and potential challenges arising from global digital transformation, and future opportunities and implications related to digital economy expansion. While the course is not primarily technically focused, the technical aspects needed to understand the implications, opportunities, limitations, and management issues related to the expansion of the digital economy will be covered.

Course Objectives:


After the completion of this course, the students should be able to: –
• explain the theoretical basis of the growth in the digital economy,
• be familiarized with the nature and extent of the global digital economy today
• impart knowledge in management and implementation of government projects.
• gain professional abilities to create, implement, and appropriate e-Governance
project/program through familiarizing real-life cases of e-Governance
projects/programs in the developing countries
• In order to succeed in the practice of sustainable development, professionals must
be trained in a basic set of competencies that integrate cross-disciplinary
knowledge for practical problem solving with the use of information and
communication technologies.

Course Contents:


Unit 1: Introduction to Digital Economy ( 5 Hrs.)


1.1 Transformation of the real economy into digital economy,
1.2 Role of technology revolution in the world economy,
1.3 Fourth Industrial Revolution: Industries 4.0


Unit 2: Digital Economy Ecosystem (5 Hrs)
2.1 ICT Infrastructure,
2.2 IT skills and growing digital population,
2.3 online platforms,
2.4 Internet of Things,
2.5 cloud computing,
2.6 e-commerce and e-finance,
2.7 data protection and cybersecurity.


Unit 3: Digital Currency (10 Hrs)
3.1 Digital Currency and Bitcoin
3.2 Concept of Bitcoin Mining Technology
3.3 Blockchain and Digital Payments: An Institutionalist Analysis of Cryptocurrencies
3.4 Counterfeiting in Cryptocurrency: An Emerging Problem
3.5 Financial Innovation and Internet of Money
3.6 Investments and Crowdfunding
3.7 E-Payment and Security


Unit 4: Building Knowledge Societies (6)
4.1 The concept of Knowledge Society ;
4.2 identifying stakeholders and target communities;
4.3 Understanding information needs ,Traditional vs. contemporary knowledge systems,
4.4 information processing and retrieval;
4.5 Understanding means of communication in different areas, developing an effective
communication strategy,
4.6 Infrastructure and Policy,
4.7 Poverty and ICTs, Growth and ICTs, Trade, market access and ICTs,
4.8 Education and ICTs , Health and ICTs, Gender Equality and ICTs


Unit 5: Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (8)
5.1 Introduction of Sustainable Development 17 Goals and the 169 Targets
5.2 Technology, network infrastructure and architecture evolution for SDG.
5.3 ICT applications and services for sustainable development
5.4 Social, economic, environmental and policy aspects of ICT for sustainable
development
5.5 SDG goal for NEPAL
5.6 Policy and Institutional Framework in Nepal,
5.7 Development and practices of ICTEs Services in Nepal.
5.8 Mobiles for Development Experience


Unit 6: Internet Governance (4)
6.1 Introduction to Internet governance,
6.2 Internet Governance Eco-System
6.3 Engauge in stakeholder on governance process
6.4 Global and Regional initiation for internet governance.
Unit 7: Effects of digital technology on economic activity (4)
7.1 Evolution of communication and computing power and digital technology.
7.2 Net neutrality, Cost reductions. Search, replication, transportation, tracking and
verification costs.
7.3 Molecularization. Integration. Internetworking.
7.4 Disintermediation. Convergence. Innovation.
7.5 Prosumption and Immidiacy.
7.6 Globalization. Discordance.


Unit 8: Digital Disruption Case studies (8 Hrs)
8.1 Uber, the world’s largest taxi company.
8.2 Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner.
8.3 Alibaba, the most valuable retailer.
8.4 Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider.

  • References:
  • Lee, D. (Ed.). (2015). Handbook of digital currency: bitcoin, innovation, financial instruments, and big data. Amsterdam: Elsevier/ AP.
  • Heeks, R. (2009) The ICT4D 2.0 Manifesto: Where Next for ICTs and International Development, Centre for Development Informatics, University of Manchester, UK.
  • http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/idpm/research/publications/wp/di/di_wp42.ht
  • Walsham, G. & Sahay, S. (2006) Research on information systems in developing countries, Information Technology for Development, 12(1), 7-24.
  • World Bank (1998) World Development Report: Knowledge for Development, World Bank, Washington,
  • Prahalad, C. (2004) Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty through Profits, Pearson Education.
  • Castells, M. (2006) Mobile Communications and Society: A Global Perspective, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
  • A. Picot, J. Lorenz, and Münchner Kreis, Eds., ICT for the next five billion people: information and communication for sustainable development. Heidelberg ; New York: Springer, 2010.
  • The Oxford Handbook of the Digital Economy OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2017
  • https://youtu.be/4764_NwlLAw

Introduction:


This course inculcates the exiting national and international law and practices of e-governance. This course shall explore major legal concerns of E-Government applications and services. While the course is not primarily technically focused, the technical aspects needed to understand the implications, opportunities, limitations, and management issues related to the expansion of the digital economy will be covered.

Course Objectives: The Main Objectives of this course are: –


• To impart to the student’s knowledge of origin, development, and jurisdiction of
cyber law.
• To inculcate students the provision of existing Acts and Regulations and other
relevant provisions of Nepalese law.
• To impart them about nature, scope, and types of cybercrime.
• To enable the students to assess the challenges of cyberspace and the benefits of ICT.
Such knowledge will be transpired to the students through lecture, classroom,
problem-solving, question-answer method in order to promote their knowledge,
comprehension and their capacity in the application of learned knowledge and skill.

Course Contents:


Unit 1: Introduction ICT Tools for e-Governance and Law (6 Hrs)
1.1 Information and Communication Technology Tools for e-Governance
1.1.1 Computer and Network systems
1.1.2 Internet and Virtual World: WWW, Internet Protocol, Internet
Service Provider (ISP), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
1.1.3 Public key infrastructure and Electronic/ Digital Signature
1.1.4 Telecommunication: i) Telephone ii) Cell Phone /Mobile iii)
Telex/ Fax
1.2 Evolution, Meaning, and Nature of Cyber Law.
1.3 Relation of Law and Technology.
1.4 Jurisdiction of Cyberspace


Unit 2: Public policy/e-policy issues in relation to e-Government (6)
2.1 Legal and ethical implications of the expanding use of ICTs in the public sector
2.2 Legal and policy implications of inter-organizational and public/ private sector
systems for government service delivery
2.3 Legal, policy, and ethical implications of government ICT regulation and
management
2.4 The impact of ICTs on broader ethical issues in public administration
2.5 e-policy and e-governance challenges arising from public sector ICT deployment in
developing countries


Unit 3: Cyber Crime: Elements, Typology and Investigation(10 hrs)
3.1 Concept of Cyber Crime , Nature of Cyber Criminality
3.2 Essential Elements of Cyber Crime
3.3 Types of Cyber Crime i) Based on Role of Computer ii) Based on perpetrators iii)
Based on Victims, iv) Based on Contents,
3.4 Investigation in Cyber Crime i) Investigation Authority & Its power, ii) Liability of
Internet Service Provider Jurisdiction of IT Tribunal and IT Appellate Tribunal


Unit 4: e-Contracting (6 hrs)
4.1 Salient features of E-contract
4.2 Formation of E-contract and types
4.3 E-mail Contracting
4.4 Nepalese Approach on E-contracts


Unit 5: Electronic Signature and Data Protection (6 hrs)
5.1 Concept of public key and private key
5.2 Certification authorities and their role
5.3 Creation and authentication of digital signature
5.4 Concept of electronic signature certificates
5.5 Protection of personal data in e-government process


Unit 6: Concept of privacy (6 hrs)
6.1 Threat to privacy on Internet
6.2 Self-regulation approach to privacy
6.3 Ingredients to decide confidentiality of information
6.4 Breach of sensitive personal information and confidentiality under ETA
6.5 Right of Interception under Telecommunication Act IT Act.


Unit 7: Existing Provision of Cyber Law and Policies in Nepal (8 hrs)
1.1 Major Provisions of Electronic Transactions Act, 2006
1.2 Related Provisions of Other Acts
1.3 Information and Communication Technology Policy 2072

Mode of Delivery:
The mode of course delivery consists of open and distance (online/offline) and face-toface or both. 25% of the course is designed to be delivered on online mode, 60% on
offline, and remaining 15% on face-to-face mode.

Evaluation Scheme:
• In-semester: 40%
• End-semester: 60%
In Semester Evaluation (40%) End Semester Evaluation (60%)
a) Unit Assignment/Project/Task (20%)
b) Critical Comment/Review (15%)
c) Interaction with the Tutor (5%)
a) Short answer questions
b) Long answer questions or research
paper writing
(With a focus on higher order thinking skills
such as analysis, synthesis, evaluation, etc.)

Semester Guidelines:
(i) The semester system is not only an examination system. The main objective of this
system is to enhance student’s knowledge, skill and capacity continuously,
extensively and in depth.
(ii) The normal and maximum duration for obtaining the master’s degree is 24 months
and 72 months respectively. Students failing to complete the requirements in 72
months have to re-enroll.
(iii) Students need to maintain 80% online presence (attendance) for both theory and
laboratory classes. They should be regular or part time as per the course registration
in online classes. They should enter before starting the classes.


References:
Karnika Seth, Computers, Internet and New Technology Laws, Lexis Nexis Butterworths
Wadhwa Nagpur.
Chris Reed & John Angel, Computer Law, OUP, New York, (2007).
Justice Yatindra Singh,Cyber Laws, Universal Law Publishing Co, New Delhi, (2012).
Verma S, K, Mittal Raman,Legal Dimensions of Cyber Space, Indian Law Institute, New
Delhi, (2004)

#4. EGVN – 504 Communication Skill for e-Governance (3 credit hours)

1. Course Description

This course examines communication tools and techniques in multiple settings: public, private, government/non-gov., legal and business environments. Students will learn effective ways of conducting official correspondence and writing reports from real-life perspectives. Major topics will include communication process, model of communication, principles of effective verbal and non-verbal communications on various settings, office correspondence, writing and presenting reports, and behavioral and social skill competencies.

2. Course Objectives

The basic objectives of the course are:

  • to introduce students to some of the practices in public, government and corporate managerial communications that are in use in various organizations;
  • to help them acquire some of the necessary skills to handle day-to-day public and corporate managerial responsibilities, such as making speeches, controlling one to one communication, enriching group activities and processes, giving instructions and making presentations, writing emails, letters, memos, writing minutes and conducting meetings, proposals and reports, communication with stakeholders; and
  • to develop soft skills and critical thinking of students in team building, time management, target group/clients or customer services, counseling, and business and social etiquette.

   3. Learning Outcomes

After completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of effective communications
  • Acquaint the core value of “YOU” view point in e-gov. communications settings
  • Plan, write, and collect relevant information for factual communications
  • Identify texts specific to a particular business and public function
  • Use plain, up-to-date language
  • Identify effective information transfer- style and tone for public speaking
  • Draft and edit for accuracy and factual correctness
  • Use soft skills particular in team building, time management, customer services, counseling, social networking, and business and social etiquette.

Course Contents

Part 1:  Business and Public Communication

In line with the objectives of the course, the following topics have been selected:

  • Introduction to managerial communications and its integral forms
  • Principles of non-verbal communication
  • Types of public managerial speeches-speech of introduction, speech of thanks, occasional speech, theme speech, crisis management speech, spokes person’s media handlings
  • Developing the art of giving interviews
  • Group communication by way of conducting meeting and group discussion
  • Introduction to managerial writing and its processes – business letters, routine letters:positive and negative situations, sales and collection letters, creating dossiér portfolio, writing for media
  • Internal communication through e-mails, memos, minutes, notices, reports,
  • Principles governing the use of audio-visual media, digital communications
  • Soft skills particularly in team building, leadership and crisis management, critical thinking, stress and  time management, customer service counseling, developing enthusiasm, attitude/aptitude, and employee relations
  • Business etiquettes and social networking
  • Applying the three-step writing process in all kinds of writings
  • Using critical thinking standards in written and verbal communications

 Part: 2  Practicum

Primarily this part of the business communication course is designed to develop and strengthen the required pragmatic proficiency to be used in real life situations.

Course Contents

Required projects and assignments:

  • One 5 to 10-minutes oral presentationforPublic speaking or giving speech purpose

 (in-person or on-line presentation)

  • At least one mid-length (4000-4500 words) report with a proposal on a given topic
  • Writing the processes for conducting  a meeting with minute writing (on a given agenda)
  • Other sample writings
  • Negotiation skills (on a given issue) Students require to analyse a given case situation and develop a plan to produce a negotiated draft  

Course requirements

  • Writing assignments
  • Oral/ visual presentations
  • Project works/case analysis
  • Midterm examination

Final examination                                                     

Course policies

Academic Dishonesty

The following examples apply specifically to academic misconduct.

Plagiarism: The appropriation or obtaining by any means another’s work, and the unacknowledged submission or incorporation of that work as one’s own offered for credit. Appropriation includes the quoting or paraphrasing of another’s work without giving credit thereof. The popular form of plagiarism in our context includes “cut and paste” off the internet.

Collusion: The unauthorized collaboration with another in preparing work offered for credit.

Fabrication and falsification: Unauthorized alteration or invention of any information or citation in an academic exercise. Falsification involves altering information for use in any academic exercise. Fabrication involves inventing or counterfeiting information for use in any academic exercise.

Multiple submissions: The submission by the same individual of substantial portions of the same academic work for credit more than once in the same or another class without authorization.

Complexity in academic misconduct: Helping another to commit an act of academic misconduct.

In case of academic misconduct, you’ll receive zero credit in the course.

Course Contents in Detail

Unit I   Understanding the Foundations of Business and Public Communication (L. Hrs. 9)

Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter, you will be able to

  • Explain the importance of effective communication to the career and organizations
  • Understand the meaning of communication as a professional in a business context
  • Describe communication process and model
  • Understand and use some of the basics of critical thinking and soft skills
  • Define ethics, differentiate between an ethical dilemma , and an ethical lapse and make ethical communication choices

Chapter 1

Achieving success through effective business, public and diplomatic communication – a theoretical debate; Communicating in organizational settings – process and product; Effective communication on the job: critical thinking skills and soft skills; Technology in business and public communication; Ethics in business and public communication;

Practicum: In-class writing – based on topics and free writing; diagnostic test of English skills; 

Chapter 2- 3

Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter, you will be able to

  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of working in teams, key issues of group dynamics, constructive feedback
  • Describe how meeting technologies can help participants communicate more successfully
  • Explain the importance of cross-cultural and non-verbal communication
  • Understand the importance of business etiquettes

Contents

  • Skills in team and interpersonal communication;
  • Communicating in a world of diversity,
  • cross-cultural communication: opportunities and challenges;

Unit II Applying the Three-Step Writing Process                   (L. Hrs. 17)

Chapter 3-10

Learning Objectives

In these central chapters you will mainly focus on the most important aspects of the message composition. 

After studying this chapter, you will be able to

  • Describe the three-step writing process: Planning,  Writing, and Completing
  • Explain an define your purpose carefully and list four questions that can help you test that purpose
  • Describe the importance of gathering information and analyzing audience and identify factors to be considered when developing an audience profile
  • Explain the importance of adapting your messages to the needs and expectations  of audience
  • Discuss ways of achieving a businessliketone and style, clear and concise ways to develop coherent paragraphs
  • Explain credibility in communication
  • Discuss the value of careful revision and completing a business message
  • Understand and develop the skills in diplomatic writings

Chapter 4, 5, 6:

  • Planning business and public messages
  • Writing business and public messages
  • Completing business and public messages

Chapter 7, 8, 9, 10:

  • Crafting business and public messages; Routine and positive messages; writing negative messages; writing persuasive messages;
  • Practicum: Writing memo, notice, email, business letters,
  • Writing at work: Business organizations and public relation, publicity materials: press release;

Formal and Diplomatic Writings

–     Diplomatic Writing Style

–     Structure, Format and Languages

–     Formal Communication and writing

Formal regular writings:

–     Invitation and offer, appointment, no objection, authorization and nomination,     certification and contract award, disqualification and warning letters

 Unit III                                                                                                                        (L. Hrs. 6)

Planning, Writing, and Completing Reports and Proposals

Learning Objectives

After studying these chapters, you will be able to

  • Adapt the three-step writing process to reports and proposals
  • Understand and apply key parts of planning and report
  • Recognize an organizational strategy in planning and reports

Chapter 13, 14, 15:

  • Supporting messages with quality information –
  • Finding, evaluating, and processing information;
  • Visual communication;
  • Effective reports and proposals

Practicum: Creating business proposals and writing reports

Unit IV                                                                                                                      ( L. Hrs. 6)

Oral and Online Presentation

Learning Objective

After studying these chapters, you will be able to

  • Develop and deliver presentations: orally and on print and digital media

Chapter 16: Developing oral and online presentation

Chapter 17: Enhancing presentations with slides and other visuals

Practicum: Presentations on a given topic

Unit V                                                                                                                         (L. Hrs. 7)

Planning, Creating Dossier, Preparing for Interview, Conducting Meetings

Learning Objectives

After studying these chapters, you will be able to

  • Plan and write appropriate resume and job application
  • Conduct public and business meetings
  • Prepare appropriately for interviews

Chapter 18: Building careersand writing résumés

Chapter 19: Applying and interviewing for employment

  • Formation of Ad Hoc and formal committees; conducting business/public meetings
  • Practicum: Case based routine business writings (8-10) and conducting a meeting

5. Instructional approach

5.1 General Techniques

  • Web Conferencing
  • Reading, discussing, writing and discussion forum
  • Video discussion
  • Face-to Face Contact Session
  • Recorded video and Audio Lectures
  • Quiz
  • Explanation and illustration
  • Self-study
  • Webinar

5.2 Specific Instructional Techniques

UnitActivities and Instructional Techniques
Unit OneReading, discussion, and reflective writing
Unit TwoInstructor-guided self-study, group discussion and classroom presentation, reflective writing
Unit Three-FourSelf-study, instructor-guided reading, discussion, comparison, and presentation (Different articles are prescribed for each of these sub-units, and teaching should be based on them.)  
Unit FiveIndividual/pair/ group work: Business Communication Analysis of Sample Texts and Presentation of findings,   Project work: The students will apply Presentation skills to varieties of texts as practical activities

6. Evaluation

6.1 Internal Evaluation 40%

Internal evaluation will be conducted by the course teacher based on the following activities:

  1. Attendance in Contact Session                             
  2. Participation in learning activities in Moodle   
  3. Participation in Quiz                                              
  4. Assignments   
  5. Discussion and Question-Answers in Each Week                                                     

6.2 External Evaluation (Final Examination) 60%

Controller of Examinations, Dean Office will conduct the final examination at the end of the semester.

7. Prescribed Books

Bovee,C.L Thill,J.V& Raina.R.L (2017). Business communication today. Pearson: New Delhi

Geraldine E. Hynes et al.(2015) Managerial communication: Strategies and application. Sage: New Delhi

References:

  • Online publications, journals and web materials     
  • Hand book on Business Communication at Work: Theory and Practice by R. Bajracharya

#5. EGVN – 505 Programming Concepts and Techniques (3 credit hours)

Introduction:


This course covers different program design tools and programming concepts in Java
programming language including introduction, comments, data type, operators, variables,
constants, control statements, arrays, classes, objects, inheritance, interfaces, and packages.
.

Course Objectives:


After the completion of this course, the students should be able to
• Understand program and programming languages
• Understand different program design tools
• Understand the Java programming environment
• Understand the concepts of programming elements using Java
• Understand object-oriented programming concepts

Course Contents:


Unit 1: Programming Concepts (6Hrs.)
1.1. Program and Programming Languages
1.2. Program Design: Algorithm, Flowchart, Pseudocode
1.3. Object-oriented Programming Concepts


Unit 2: Introduction to Java (4Hrs.)
2.1. Java As a Programming Platform
2.2. The Java “White Paper” Buzzwords
2.3. A Short History of Java
2.4. Writing Simple Java Programs


Unit 3: Fundamental Programming Structures (15Hrs.)
3.1. Writing Comments
3.2. Basic Data Types
3.3. Variables and Constants
3.4. Operators
3.5. Type Casting
3.6. Control Flow
3.7. Arrays


Unit 4: Objects and Classes (13Hrs.)
4.1. An Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
4.2. Using Predefined Classes
4.3. Defining Your Own Class
4.4. Static Fields and Methods
4.5. Method Parameters
4.6. Object Construction
4.7. Packages


Unit 5: Inheritance, Interfaces, and Packages (7Hrs.)
5.1. Classes, Superclasses, and Subclasses
5.2. Polymorphism
5.3. Dynamic Binding
5.4. Final Classes and Methods
5.5. Abstract Classes
5.6. Access Specifies
5.7. Interfaces
5.8. Packages

Laboratory Work:

The laboratory work includes writing programs to understand all the
programming concepts of Java including data types, operators, control statements, objects and
classes, inheritance, interface, and packages.

Mode of Delivery:
The mode of course delivery consists of open and distance (online/offline) and face-to-face or
both. 25% of the course is designed to be delivered on online mode, 60% on offline, and
the remaining 15% on face-to-face mode.

Evaluation Scheme:

Evaluation mode is 40% internal and 60% final examination.
In Semester Evaluation (40%) End Semester Evaluation (60%)
a) Unit Assignment/Project/Task
b) Critical Comment/Review
c) Interaction with the Tutor
d) Mini Project
e) Lab Exercises
f) Lab Exam
g) Viva-voce
a) Short answer questions (20%)
b) Long answer questions (40%)
(With a focus on higher-order thinking skills such as analysis, synthesis, evaluation, innovation etc.)

Semester Guidelines:
(i) The semester system is not only an examination system. The main objective of this system is
to enhance student’s knowledge, skill and capacity continuously, extensively, and in
depth.
(ii) The normal and maximum duration for obtaining the master’s degree is 24 months and 72
months respectively. Students failing to complete the requirements in 72 months have to
re-enroll.
(iii)Students need to maintain an 80% online presence (attendance) for both theory and laboratory
classes. They should be regular or part-time as per the course registration in online
classes. They should enter before starting the classes.

References:
a. Core Java Volume I – Fundamentals, Ninth Edition, Cary S. Horstmann and Gary Cornell
b. Java: The Complete Reference, Ninth Edition, Herbert Schildt
c. Effective Java, Third Edition, Joshua Bloch
d. Head First Java, 2nd Edition, Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates

Master in e-Governance First Semester

  1. EGVN – 501 E-Governance Principles and Practices( 3 credit hours)
  2. EGVN – 502 Digital Economy and e-governance for
    development( 3 credit hours )
  3. EGVN – 503 Legal and Ethical Issues in e-Governance ( 3 credit hours)
  4. EGVN – 504 Communication Skill for e-Governance (3 credit hours)
  5. EGVN – 505 Programming Concepts and Techniques (3 credit hours)

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