The Bachelor of Information Management (BIM) programme is a four year (eight semester) programme of Tribhuvan University offering an integrated IT and Management Courses. This course is envisaged to enable students to develop skill in information technology, and at the same time make them able to understand the professional expertise while they occupy decision making positions. In Nepal more than 26 Business/IT colleges offers Bachelor of Information Management (BIM) program with affiliation from Tribhuvan University.
Information Management is the study of information and communication systems in business and administration, and is becoming increasingly relevant to other fields as well. Information Management includes development and application of theories, ideas, models, methods, and tools in order to analyze, configure, and use information systems.
Information Management relies on approaches used in business administration, economics, and computer science; it integrates these and supplements them with approaches that are specific to this subject area. The program is interdisciplinary in nature and courses are borrowed from many different disciplines like Management, Economics, Computer Science, Psychology and Sociology.
The Bachelor of Information Management (BIM) is a special purpose program in semester system designed to develop socially responsible, scientifically approached / creative, and result oriented Information Technology (IT) professionals. The program intends to equip students with the skills and attributes required to be effective and efficient IT professionals.
Objective of the Program
The mission of this program is to develop socially responsible, scientifically approached and result oriented information technology (IT) professionals. The specific objectives of the program are to:
- Prepare IT professionals proficient in the use of computers and computational techniques in order to develop effective information systems to solve real life problems in the organizational milieu
- Develop students’ skill in object-oriented software design methods and data management systems.
- Provide professional training to students by combining information technology with managerial skills
- Prepare students to proceed on to post graduate level study in information management within and outside the country
BIM vs IT professionals
There is a lot of demand for the business administrator in the market, but what the problem is that because it is the era of IT, a basic requirement of the capability of doing a primary task on a computer is very necessary. No task now days are done handwritten or manually, and computers are there for an automated system. Every company is very dependent on IT, and a computer does most of the crucial tasks. Because a computer has a capability to hold a very vulnerable information and all planning, communication, presentations and task are done through computers, and with the help of IT, an ability to do an essential task in a computer is a must.BIM course ensures that a manager that not only has excellent managerial skills but also has an advanced IT skills and object oriented programming. An object oriented programming is necessary because it is that kind of programming that is widely used in the business field. This type of programming is costume customised according to the organisation that is used to efficiently store, calculate or perform a task automatically. A manager will not be depended on an IT professional to do a basic computer job and also is highly capable object oriented programming where an object oriented programming plays a vital role to perform a task in an organisation.
BIM Scope in Nepal
A student who has graduated from studying BIM will have a professional level of expertise in both IT and managerial skills which are basically like killing two birds with one stone. The scopes of BIM is working in an IT company as an IT professional but also as a manager. And also being able to lean towards the business field and working in a managerial post but able to do object oriented programming. A student will be able to freely choose whichever area they prefer whether in IT or business.Compared to other courses where students are only trained in only one particular field, and only way direction of scope is available, whereas, the students of BIM to have multi-direction scope in the country such as Nepal where the number of organisation or MNCs are very limited. BIM enables to be expert in two fields at the same time and being the best of both worlds.