As an Autonomous Institution, Raghu Institute of Technology has the provision to design the curriculum to meet the current needs of Industry and academia. The curriculum of Department of CSE is designed with aproperblend of research and industry-relevant subjects taught through collaborative learning. It has been designedto bridge the gap between Industry and academics and is meticulouslyreviewed by many industry experts, academicians and other stakeholders. The Department is working hard in thrust areas of Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Cyber security, Full Stack Development, Cloud Computing, Data Science and Blockchain Technologies. Our curriculum comprises a correctmixture of engineering courses, basic science courses and management courses. In addition to the final Major project, seminars and mini projects are included in the curriculum to facilitate the students a platform to practically implement their learning to solve real-world problems.
The department has well qualified, experienced and long-standing faculty members holding M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees from reputed Universities. Many of them are pursuing research in thrust areas of computational science such as; Machine learning, Information Security, Blockchain Technology, Cloud computing, Intrusion detection, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence. The faculty members regularly interact with the students to motivate them towards self-learning, peer learning and collaborative learning that brings out the best in students and make their experience in the department memorable.
The Institute has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with different industries, companies and training organizations to train, asses and provide placement & internship opportunities to the students. The department has a learning hub dedicated for PEGA University academic program (through Talent Sprint) which helps the students learn full stack development through rigorous training and project implementations.In addition to the external trainers, the department maintains an internal team of experts (CRT team) to regularly train and monitor the students regarding placement oriented subjects like python programming, Java programming, web technologies, full stack development, machine learning, aptitude, reasoning, soft skills and communication skills. The students are trained round-the-year to participate in competitions like TCS Codevita, Infosys InfyTQ, Salesforce which helps them to strengthen their employability skills and placement opportunities. Seminars, technical talks, workshops and conferences are regularly being conducted by the department to make the students understand industry needs and cutting edge technologies. Industry experts, academicians and successful alumni are invited regularly to the department to share their experiences through interaction with the students that boost the confidence among the students during placement drives. Students interested in higher studies are suggested with corresponding GATE, CAT, MAT, GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, ICET, AP-PGECET training and counseling by the faculty members.
As technology has changed the way we live and do business, commercial and software industries are facing dearth of experts in numerous domains of Computer Science. At this juncture, the department offers different specializations to make sure the students achieve the best from both the fields of – Academia and Industry. In addition to the general CSE department, three more specialization courses such as; Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning (AI & ML), Data Science and Cyber Security are added to the department from the year 2020. Such flexibility will help the student to study a well-defined set of courses in the specified domains thereby providing required breadth in enormous verticals of Computer Science and Engineering.
The Department has a hi-tech learning environment with adequate number of well-furnished and well-equipped research laboratories for C/ C++ Programming, Java Programming, Python programming, Design and analysis of Algorithms, Web application development, Database Management Systems, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Software Engineering, Information Security and Cryptography, Operating Systems, Object Oriented Programming, Compiler Design, Computer Networks, Internet and Web Programming, Mobile Computing, Software Testing, High performance Computing, Modeling & Simulation, .NET Programming, Object Oriented Software Engineering and many more.These laboratories are facilitated with upgraded hardware, licensed software, hi-speed Internet connection (wired & wireless) and a pleasant working environment to meet the research requirements of students and faculties.
The department constituted various clubs like technical club, art club, cultural club, photography club, sports club, innovation club to support co-curricular and extra-curricular interests of the students. These clubs comprise of student members and faculty members to carry out different activities round the year. The student volunteers under the guidance of faculty members conduct quiz competitions; coding competitions, essay writing competitions, cultural activities, Annual day, Codd’s day, Engineer’s day, Industrial visits and many more. Students from other colleges in the state and country are invited to showcase their talents in these activities. The winners are encouraged with awards and rewards whereas the participants are encouraged with certificates which stimulate them for further participations. Our students are always motivated to participate in various competitions, hackathons, workshops and technical activities conducted by colleges and Universities throughout the nation.
The Institute has a registered National Service Scheme (NSS) unit which comprises of student and faculty members of all the departments. The students of Computer Science and Engineering actively participate in different NSS activities like blood donation, tree plantation, awareness programs and relief collection & distribution programs whenever required. The aim of such programs is to sensitize students through inculcation of moral and ethical values. Frequent visits are made to nearby villages, old age homes, orphanages, govt. schools with intension to spread awareness and help them feel connected to the society for a happier life.
Research and innovation is the primary activity and focus of the Department. Faculty members are dynamic researchers in their respective domains of expertise and lead various departmental clusters. Research within the Department is grouped into six clusters such as: Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Data Mining, High Performance Computing, Software Engineering, and Speech & Image Processing. These clusters are likely to be increased based on the interest of faculty members and dynamic change of technical requirements in the society. These groups are wide open for the interested students to implement their ideas into reality. In addition, the entrepreneurship development cell of the Institute supports the students to build innovative thought process to become successful incubators and entrepreneurs.
The institute is recognized as an autonomous institution by UGC and also accredited by NAAC for its infrastructure, architecture, teaching, training and placement standards.As a part of Autonomous institution, the department has the provision to design its curriculum based on the current needs of Industry. The department has designed a well-balanced curriculum to make the students learn all the relevant technologies and courses from different discipline. The department is also accredited by NBA for maintaining required standards in various aspects of education.
Admission of the students in the department is in high demand because of the high-level training & placement, high-quality teaching using innovative methods, pleasant study environment, interactive faculty members, one-to-one mentoring & counseling, continuous lab and library support and all-round development opportunities. From past few years the admissions in the department is 100%.
Placement of students in reputed MNCs is one of the best achievements of the department. The rate of placements is growing exponentially from last five years. This achievement is the result of continuous placement oriented training and assessment by internal CRT team and external trainers. Some of our regular recruiters are; TCS, Infosys, Amazon, Cognizant, Tech Mahindra, Akrivia and Opentext among others. The dedicated placement training for students is started from the second year onwards which helps them in campus placements in their third and final years.
The department has tied up with Talent Sprint to set up a learning Hub for conducting PEGA University academic program in which the students are trained practically regarding various aspects of web application development. It also creates better career opportunity for the students.
Training on InfyTQ, TCS Codevita and Salesforce is provided to the students by external and internal trainers to improve career opportunities of the students. Department CRT team regularly monitors and assesses the progress of students during these trainings.
The department has experienced excellent academic results in last 5 years. Besides regular classes, tutorial classes, bridge courses, remedial classes are conducted to deal with slow learners of the department
The department has conducted workshops and faculty development programs funded by funding agencies like DST and AICTE. Faculty members of the department regularly submit project proposals to funding agencies for receiving grants.
The department has a CSI student chapter consisting of students from all the years through which many activities like workshops, guest lectures, technical talks and competitions are being conducted throughout the year. Students from other colleges also participate in the competitions to showcase their talents.
The final year students are involved in research oriented projects related to machine learning, data mining, sentimental analysis, IoT and recommendation systems. They are guided and assisted by faculty members of the department.
Faculty members and students of the department are in the practice of publishing their research works and findings in journals and conferences indexed by UGC Care, Scopus and Web of Science.
Industrial visits to various renowned software and core companies are regularly arranged to pave way for the students to get exposed to working atmosphere of reputed companies. All the students are taken to these industry visits every year under the supervision of faculty members of the department.