Due to the emerging field of Computer Systems Engineering and the increased demand of computing machines in the industry, a four year duration Bachelor of Engineering (Computer systems) degree program was introduced at the NED University from July 1983. Later in 1986, the Department of Electrical Engineering was designated as Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering. The rapid advancements in the field of computer science and information technology in the last decade necessitated a separate department for the study, research and development of various branches of the Computer Systems Engineering. Realizing the importance of the field of Computer Systems in order to meet the challenges of the 21st century, the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering was bifurcated in July 1997 and a separate Department of Computer Systems Engineering was created.
The department is currently offering a four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree programme in Computer & Information Systems Engineering in the morning and graduate programme in the morning as well as evening. The Masters of Engineering programme in morning is based solely on research while the evening programme is based on course work.
The department has been renamed as "Department of Computer and Information Systems Engineering" in year 2000. The students of FE batch (1999-2000) and those of other batches admitted thereafter will receive the degree title : BE in Computer and Information Systems Engineering. The syllabi have been updated and expanded to incorporate requisite information technology topics.
The students of the top most ranks in their pre-engineering studies prefer to be admitted here because of the high quality of education and the wide demand of computer engineers in the industry. The students of the department are encouraged to conduct research in their undergraduate studies by assigning them mini-projects of each course and a final year project as a separate course. Therefore the graduates of the department are not only well settled in the industry, but many of them are also conducting research work throughout the world.
The Department's faculty consists of junior as well as senior faculty members. The department in principle discourages visiting faculty, and is self-sufficient in terms of permanent faculty members. The broad spectrum of faculty members are very close to the students which creates an environment conducive to learning.
Intake and the Success Rate of the Students
Students of the highest caliber compete to seek admission in undergraduate and postgraduate programme. At the undergraduate level the intake is 140 students per year. At the post graduate level the intake is 35 students per year. Almost 90% of the students admitted pass out with overall percentage of marks well above 80%. The tendency to resort to unfair means is just not there.
Interaction with the Industry & Job Prospects
Guest lectures for junior and senior level students are frequently arranged in the air-conditioned lecture hall of the department. The invited persons from the industry and academia deliver lectures to students on important current topics in the field of Computer Engineering. This contributes further to the enhancement of knowledge of the students.
The good reputation of the university and the department has attracted many prospective employers, home and foreign, who also frequently request to recommend to them the graduates of this department. They also come to the department to talk to the students and the faculty to explore the prospects of employment to the graduates of the department. Many students prefer to do their final year projects with the industry. This helps to increase the interaction with the industry. A good number of students leave the country for higher studies and to find jobs abroad.
Extra Curricular Activities
Every year the department organizes the anniversary function on Campus to celebrate its existence as a separate department followed by a grand dinner. The function is always well disciplined and widely attended by the ex-students, current students, parents of the students and faculty members. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor and the Dean (ECE) have appreciated the discipline in general and in the function, in particular.
The department presently has a total of nine commissioned laboratories. The laboratories presently commissioned are:
- Computer Networks Laboratory
- Microprocessor Laboratory I
- Microprocessor Laboratory II
- Logic Design and Switching Theory Laboratory
- Computation Laboratory
- Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Laboratory
- Computer Engineering Workshop
- Parallel Processing Laboratory
- Research Laboratory
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