The computer has made its presence felt in all the aspects of human life. Ever increasing applications of computer are generating new challenges for the computer professionals. Information Technology is a new emerging branch of Engineering. This is basically a combination of the computers and electronics engineering. Information technology makes the world very small and helps in rapid industrialization and globalization of various activities. It has a vast potential in more or less every activity related to mankind. Information technology is already recognized in the field of business, insurance, commerce, telecommunication, industries, health services, etc.
Earlier a part of a larger department, the Department of Electrical Engineering, the Department of Computer Science & Engineering came into being in 1994.It offers under-graduate and post-graduate programs. The department has well qualified and motivated faculty members and support staff. The laboratories are adequately equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. The department is actively involved in R&D as well as consultancy projects and has collaborations with several industries, academic institutes and R&D organizations in the country.
Computer Science is the systematic study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and of practical techniques for their implementation and application in computer systems. Computer scientists invent algorithmic processes that create, describe, and transform information and formulate suitable abstractions to model complex systems. The study is devoted to theoretical foundations of computation and practical techniques for their implementation in computer systems. On the other hand, Computer Engineering has its roots in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. It deals with the study of interaction of various devices among themselves and with the computer. Loosely, Computer Science focuses on software, and Computer Engineering emphasizes hardware. However, there exists a significant overlap between them. In its entirety, Computer Science and Engineering can be conceived as the two sides of the same coin, where each side complements the other..