"Information Technology: The branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information."
The department was established in the year 1999 with an initial intake of 60 students. The intake was increased to 90 in the year 2000 & thereafter 120 in the year 2002. The department has qualified and experienced faculty and technically competent supporting staff on its rolls. The department conducts bridge courses for the students during the regular working hours of the institution to keep the students abreast with technological developments. The department has an established capability to advice and carries out research projects in the areas of Software Engineering, Data warehousing, Storage Area Networks and Distributed Databases. The department also interacts with the industries on a regular basis to develop the capabilities in latest technologies.
The department has setup the state of the art laboratories with computing facilities and peripheral devices. Classrooms are equipped with OHP.
The Information Technology course basically concentrates on all the important subjects dealt in Computer Science and Engineering. Syllabus for Computer Science and Engineering and Information Technology for the First five semesters are almost same. It deals a bit more in management and applications unlike Computer Science and Engineering. The important subjects that are in the syllabus are:
Application Software: DBMS, File Structure, Advanced Data Structures using C++, Data Compression Techniques, Computer Graphics, Internet and Intranets, Web Commerce, Data warehousing.
System Software: Introduction to Unix, System Simulation, Linux Internals, Compiler Design, Distributed Computing, Unix systems Programming.
Software Engineering: Software Practice and Testing, Software Engineering, advanced Software Engineering, Object Oriented Systems Development, Distributed Objects.
Programming Languages: C, OOP with C++, Java, CGI, and PERL, Principles of Programming Languages.
Mathematics: Optimization Techniques, Discrete Mathematics, Finite Automata, Graph Theory.
Management: Information Systems, Computing Profession and Society, Management in Engineering.
Signal Processing: DSP, VLSI, DIP, Multimedia Computing.
Computer Networks and Communication: Data Communication, Computer Networks, Cryptography and Network Security, Client Server Computing, Distributed Computing.
Algorithmic: Analysis and Design of Algorithms, Advanced Algorithms, Genetic Algorithms, Numerical Algorithms.
AI and Soft Computing Tools: Neural Networks, Decision Support Systems and Expert Systems, AI, Pattern Recognition, Robotics, Fuzzy Logic.
Number of activities has taken place under this club. One of the main objectives is to encourage students to develop skills in organizing some programs. It was started in the year 2001. The events that have taken place are: Invited talks, C-skill program for students, workshop on assembling PCs, Linux device drivers program etc.
Advances in computing science and molecular biology are two of the most important phenomena of our age. They are each representative of the development of information science as a new foundation for human knowledge. They are both predictive sciences that can model natural processes: the reasoning and evolutionary processes of living systems, respectively. Together the two technologies illustrate the massive extent of information science, encompassing the furthest reaches of human rationality and the ultimate foundations of life, and bringing both into the technological domain, subject to human control.
But the technology research business is at crossroads. While spending on information technology has started to grow again, the research industry has not recovered from the dot-com bust. Research spending, which rose at annual rates of more than 30 percent in the late 1990's, remains about 6 percent below its 2001 peak, according to Outsell, a California company that analyzes the analysts.
Meanwhile, one of the technologies most hyped by research analysts, the Internet, gives executives alternative ways of finding the information they need, sometimes at a fraction of the cost.