Department of 

Computer Science

Year of Establishment:

1986

About

The Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme was introduced in the College in 1986. Meenakshi College earned the distinction of being the first college under the University of Madras to offer this prestigious course. With this milestone was born the Department of Computer Science. In 1988, MCA - Shift II was also introduced. M.Sc. (Information Technology) was introduced in 2004, B.Sc. (Computer Science) in 2009 and M.Phil. (Computer Science) in 2013.


In 2009, the UGC-Sponsored Career Oriented Course was introduced for a period of 5 years with seed-funding from UGC. This is a three-year progressive programme open to under-graduate students, through which a student can earn an Advanced Diploma in Web Applications Development along with her degree.


In 2013, 'O' Level Course was introduced under a scheme introduced by the National Institute of Electronics and IT (NIELIT) to enable SC/ST students to acquire knowledge pertaining to fundamentals of Information Technology in order to pass the qualifying examinations to secure State/Central Government jobs. The high pass percentage of the students who were trained under this scheme by the Faculty of the Department was a benchmark.


The Spotlight
  • The aim is to help students gain expertise in current computer science / information technology / computer applications areas along with gaining strength in core fundamentals

  • The effort is to provide a strong foundation in computers, with a clear technology focus

  • The theme is to enable all-round development of the student, her personality and attitudes

  • The Department has 6 MoUs with industry

  • Certificate courses in Robotics and in Internet-of-Things providing hands-on laboratory and project work

  • Postgraduate Students earn mandatory credits for Summer Internship in the Industry and for managing the admissions process in College every year under the College Management

  • Students do Project Work only in the Industry

  • The Faculty have several publications in International peer-reviewed journals

  • The Faculty have developed in-house enterprise-wide solutions for Examinations Management (Adhyaksha), Online Examination (Pariksha), Admissions and TC generation.

  • The Faculty undergo both online and offline FDPs / Refresher Courses / Workshops / Training Programmes every year as part of the constant upskilling effort.

  • Key online processes for Quality Control, including student performance tracking, arrear examinations tracking and Faculty performance have been designed, developed and implemented by the Faculty as internal processes.

  • The Faculty are responsible for enabling and maintaining IT infrastructure on campus

  • Clear focus on Innovation

  • Faculty commitment to bringing timely changes to the curriculum to benefit the students in this dynamic world of Information Technology

  • State-of-the-art infrastructure

  • Large collection of books in the Library

  • Highly distinguished alumni pool

Programmes Offered

Programme
Shift
Government-Aided
Sanctioned Strength
B.Sc. Computer Science
Shift I
No
50
M.Sc. Information Technology
Shift I
No
26
M.C.A.
Shift I
Yes
15
M.C.A.
Shift II
No
15
M.Phil. Computer Science (Full-time)
Shift I
No
4
M.Phil. Computer Science (Part-time)
Shift I
No
4

Courses Offered

Course
Category
Offered to
Shift
C Programming (Theory & Laboratory)
Part III: Core
B.Sc. Mathematics
Shift II
Business Data Processing I & II (Theory & Laboratory)
Part III: Core
B.Com. (Banking Management)
Shift I
Object Oriented Programming with C++
Core
M.Sc. Mathematics
Shift I
E-Governance (Laboratory)
Part A: Core
M.A. Public Administration
Shift I
Office Suite Specialist
Part IV: Skill-based Subject
B.Sc. Computer Science
Shift I
Multimedia
Part IV: Skill-based Subject
B.Sc. Computer Science
Shift I
IoT
Certificate Course
B.Sc. Computer Science
Shift I
Robotics
Certificate Course
B.Sc. Computer Science
Shift I

MoUs

  1. Lema Labs (IIT Madras Incubation Park)

  2. eWIT (Empowering Women in IT)

  3. Resileo Labs Pvt. Ltd.

  4. RedBlackTree Pvt. Ltd.

  5. Barclays GTT

  6. KKM Software Pvt. Ltd.

Faculty

Dr. Babai K. S.

Professor Emeritus, Educationist

Dr. Meenakshi Lakshmanan

Assistant Professor & HoD

Dr. Suganya R.

Assistant Professor

Ms. Deepa U.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sujatha B.

Assistant Professor

Ms. Narmadha S.

Assistant Professor

Ms. Vijaya Lakshmi P.

Assistant Professor

Ms. Anbarasi S.

Assistant Professor

Ms. Kamala N.

Professor Emeritus

Ms. Meenakshi R.

Assistant Professor

Ms. Sindhu Sabariraj

Assistant Professor

Ms. Sumathy S.

Assistant Professor

Ms. Sridevi C.

Assistant Professor

Ms. Vanmathi G. D.

Assistant Professor

Ms. Subhashini Devi R.

Assistant Professor

Ms. Roobini M.

Assistant Professor

Recent Events

  • Training programmes were conducted by Lema Labs Pvt. Ltd. (IIT Madras Incubation Park), for final year students of MCA (III Year and II Year), MSc IT and BSc Computer Science on

  • Robotics

  • IoT

  • Students took part in the Rangoli Competition conducted by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, as part of the "Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav" (AKAM) celebrations led by the Government of India to mark 75 years of Independance. A total of 78 students participated and received certificates.

  • 'Pratibha' - A Demonstration of Projects in IoT and Robotics and a Session on Innovation

  • A one-day programme organized on 12 March, 2022.

  • There were 32 projects demonstrated by a total of 96 students, much to the appreciation of all.

  • The Chief Guest on the occasion was Ms. Janaki Srinivas Seshan, Associate Director, Cognizant, and she presented an inspirational talk on "Innovation: The Mantra for Success".

  • The Programme was aligned with the "Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav" celebrations of the Government of India under the theme "Ideate for India", and also with the "Innovate India" drive


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