These are exhilarating times for the software industry in India. In the long run, our role in the world of computing will be defined not by the export of reasonably priced commodity services, but by the quality of intellectual property that we produce and own through core technology development. Human intellectual capital is our single most precious asset. A post-graduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering is a must if you aspire to set yourself apart from the anonymous mass of “computer professionals” and to assume a leading role in transforming the industry, be it through research, advanced development, teaching, or entrepreneurship. Emergence of high-performance computing has created yet another mode for scientific investigation. Computational simulations now join theoretical analysis and physical experimentation as tools for discovering new knowledge.
Computation simulations enable the study of complex systems and natural phenomena that would be almost impossible to study by direct experimentation. The quest for ever-higher levels of detail and realism in such simulations requires enormous computational capacity. This has provided the impetus for dramatic breakthroughs in computer algorithms and architectures. Due to these advances computational scientists and engineers are now able to solve large-scale problems that were once thought intractable.
The objective of this discipline is to train the manpower required (a) to meet the industry needs of the country, (b) to pursue research in specialized areas, and (c) to meet the growing needs of engineering colleges for trained faculty in Computer Science and Engineering. The programme includes courses covering the core of Computer Science and Engineering discipline and several electives in areas of Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, Theoretical Computer Science, Networks and Distributed Systems and Hardware Systems.
Computers have become a ubiquitous part of modern life, and new applications are introduced every day. The use of computer technologies is also commonplace in all types of organizations, in academia, research, industry, government, private and business organizations. As computers become even more pervasive, the potential for computer-related careers will continue to grow and the career paths in computer-related fields will become more diverse. In case of computer science and engineering, one has the maximum number of options compared to any other engineering discipline. Job roles primarily include software development and coding but also extends to data management and server maintenance to a more general field of web site designing.