Computer Science Department

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE), a vital wing of NIIST, was established in the year 2001 with an initial intake of 60 students. The Department has witnessed exceptional growth over the last decade and it has now an intake of 120 students in UG and 36 students for PG programmes. The department has a team of experienced, qualified and dedicated faculty members. The Department offers B. Tech and M. Tech. programs in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE). The Department follows a comprehensive curriculum as designed by Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal. 

The Department provides a practical oriented academic environment complemented by excellence in teaching. The Department aims to equip its students with the latest developments in Computer Science and Engineering. It not only takes care of the entire related domain of academics but also is actively engaged in software application development, supporting the institute.

The Department has state-of-the-art infrastructure and computing equipment supported by wi-fi enabled computer labs with 20 MBPS internet broadband connectivity and wireless networks. The faculty members aim at delivering top class education blending their rich research experience with classroom teaching.

The Department is in close collaboration with IIT Bombay. It has been recognized by IIT Bombay as a ‘Resource Centre’ of the ‘Spoken Tutorial Project’ under ‘Talk to a Teacher Programme’ of Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The Department bagged a ‘Knowledge Tree Award’ from IIT Bombay for its exemplary efforts in this direction. As per recent Gartner IT Research Report, 90% of Indian firms will use open source software in four years. As a strategic initiative, the Department is equipping the students to use Free Open Source Software (FOSS) through Spoken Tutorials.

The Department is also organizing Summer Training Programmes through IIT Bombay for students of the Institute and other Engineering Colleges. The Department is developing Virtual Labs in association with IIT Delhi in order to provide remote-access to labs and to share costly equipment and resources. The Department is recognized as a ‘Nodal Centre’ for Virtual Labs by IIT Delhi. The Department is also fulfilling its social responsibility to a certain extent by imparting Computer education to children and adults of nearby villages. The Department is constantly exploring new methodologies of teaching and has now embarked on ‘Outcome Based Education’ where the stress is not on what is taught, but on what is learnt. The concerted efforts, put by students and faculty members alike, are channelized for achieving academic excellence.


To promote- innovation centric education and perform cutting – edge research in Computer Science & Engineering. Our motto is to attain  global recognition in Computer Science & Engineering education, research and training to meet the growing needs of the industry and society.


  • To continuously Endeavour in creating and sustenance of an academic environment conducive to the highest level of research and teaching.
  • To  Develop human resources with sound knowledge in theory and practice of Computer Science & Engineering.
  • To facilitate the development of academia-industry collaborations and societal outreach programmes.   
  • Imparting quality education through well-designed curriculum in tune with the challenging software needs of the industry.
  • Providing state-of-art research facilities to generate knowledge and develop technologies in the thrust areas of Computer Science and Engineering.
  • Developing linkages with world class organizations to strengthen industry-academia relationships for mutual benefit.

Programs Offered

  • B.Tech
  • M.Tech