Profile of the Department

The Department of Computer Science was started in the year 1983. The Department offers B.Sc. (Computer Science) from 1983, MCA from 1984, M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes from 2002. St. Joseph`s College was the first Arts and Science College to offer MCA in India and first to produce the PhD in Computer Science in the Bharathidasan University. There are 11 aided and 17 unaided staff members. Among five PhD holders, three staff members are guiding research scholars for Ph.D, 5 staff members are qualified NET/SET and 23 staff members are having M.Phil degree in Computer Science. The staff members of the Department serve as members of inspection committee of the Bharathidasan University for approval of Computer Courses, members of staff selection committee of other colleges, members of organizing committee of various conferences of international and national level and members of editorial board of research journals. In 2005 and 2007 a national level conference was organized. In 2014 an International Conference is to be held. The Department has produced 15 Ph.Ds and around 150 M.Phils. Seven minor research projects were completed, funded by UGC. Currently, one minor project funded by UGC and one major project funded by DST are under progress. To adhere to the motto of the Department "Professional Excellence", the Training and Placement Cell of the Department has helped to place 53 students in 2007, 2 in 2008, 9 in 2009, 23 in 2010 and 23 in 2011 in various MNCs. The companies like Asian Paints, Patni Computer Systems, Fulcrum Technologies, HCL, Infosys, Wipro Technologies, Satyam, TCS, Sutherland Global Services, iGate, Savvion, NetMagnus, Kumaran Systems and ISG Novasoft prefer to provide project cum placement to our students for their values and professional commitment.

Objectives:

  • To mould the students with Professional Excellence
  • To impart the technologies with social and spiritual values in order to form the young men and women for others
  • To strengthen the research and consultancy by bringing the more number of funded Research projects
  • To increase the placement, MoUs can be signed with prominent organizations and interaction can be improved with Alumni/ae

Vision

To teach the foundations of Computer Science to a level to gain mastery over the subject matter and to develop real interest in students so as to address basic questions of Computer Science, to be creative and to think further to find answers for them without losing ethical character of life.

Mission

To impart the knowledge of current technologies and to equip the students with required skill sets and personality traits such as team building and communication skills besides the contents of the syllabus.

Uniqueness, Thrust and Specialty of the Department:

  • St. Joseph`s College was the first Arts and Science College to offer MCA in India and first to produce the PhD in Computer Science in the Bharathidasan University.
  • Department of Computer Science having 11 Aided Staff and among them 5 have acquired PhD. This is one of the biggest Aided Departments in TamilNadu.
  • The Department had always been the role model for curriculum design to the parent University and other Colleges of the State. This is the first Department to introduce Soft Skill as a separate paper for both UG and PG programmes. Now, the Parent University is following the same for its affiliated Colleges for all UG programmes.
  • During every syllabus revision the latest trends in the IT industry like Android programming, Cloud Computing, Pervasive Computing etc., are included in order to equip the professional skills to the UG and PG students. Dress code is insisted among students to have Professional look. Our Students are very much appreciated by their employers for their values and professional commitment.
  • Every year an Annual Pilgrimage to Poondi is organized to enrich the spritual culture among the students.
  • Two MCA students have got funded Student projects from TamilNadu State Counsil for Science and Technology (TNCST).
  • The thrust areas of research are Cognitive Informatics, Data Mining, Web Services, Network Security and Mobile Computing.
  • Three PhD scholars are serving as Co-Investigators for one major project funded by DST and one minor projects funded by UGC.
  • Class room teaching by the M.Phil, Scholars under the supervision of assigned Staff member is made mandatory; the evaluation is included in the CIA of the General skills for Teaching and Learning paper. Along with their Research Advisors, the M.Phil. scholars alone have published paper in 15 National / International Journals / Conferences.

Facilities

Three class rooms are equipped with computers and A-V facilities to make them smart class rooms and there is an Audio-Visual Conference Hall with a seating capacity of 80. The Doctoral students have separate laboratory with 11 computers with an IBM Server and the regular laboratory, Rev. Fr. Savariraj Computer Center has 3 IBM Servers with 118 systems. Besides this the students make use of the facilities of Rev. Fr. Ehrart Computer Center which is another facility that serves to the needs of other departments such as Information Technology, Commerce-CA etc. The Library of the Department has a collection of 368 books and 89 CDs for the use of staff and students.

MoU signed

Company NameSigned onStatus
NetMagnus Solutions (India) Pvt Ltd, Chennai10th October 2007 Active

MoU objective:

To provide placement and training for Economically backward students.

Tie-ups:

A moral tie-up is made by the Department with the following organizations to get major projects for MCA students:

  • BHEL, Tiruchirappalli
  • BSNL, Tiruchirappalli
  • Asian paints, Mumbai
  • Savvion Technologies, Chennai
  • Progress systems, Chennai
  • ISG Novasoft, Chennai

E-Contents developed

Class/Demo handled by faculty

All the Staff members are effectively utilizing ICT tools to teach the Subject. A Hands-on session by Mr. S.T. Rajan in Android workshop held on 8th December 2012

PPT prepared for a specific topic

All the members of the Department producing ICT based Teaching and Learning materials for all the subjects of UG, PG and M.Phil programmes.

Web enabled class assignments/Tests and Handouts

The department developed a software `On-Line Examination System`, which is being effectively used for component tests by the computer science department and other departments apart from this the same tool is used by Controller of Examination for conducting M.Phil Entrance tests.

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