Bachelor of Computer Applications
Department of Computer Applications offers a dynamic eco-system for study, research and professional growth for the faculty and the students. It strives to groom its students to be competent IT professionals, researchers and entrepreneurs.
About the Department:
The Department of Computer Applications has been established to nurture fresh talent in the field of Information Technology equipping them with plethora of skills to choose an area of interest at an early age. The department firmly believes that theoretical knowledge supported by ample in-depth practical exposure are required to meet the challenges of this ever changing field. As the world looks towards India for fresh and energetic talent in the field of IT, the Department’s mission is to shape the next generation IT professionals with concrete foundation, employable skills along with a touch of human ethical values.
- To emerge as power house of Information Technology and Allied areas developing competent computer professionals to meet the dynamic needs of disruptive technologies.
- To impart technical knowledge through innovative teaching, research and consultancy.
- Provides state-of-the-art facilities and internationally recognized faculty.
- To adapt to the dynamic needs of industries through curriculum update.
- Promotes partnerships with industry and community.
- To produce competent graduates with professional ethics and life skills.
The School of Computer Applications has been established to nurture fresh talent in the field of Information Technology equipping them with plethora of skills to choose an area of interest at an early age. The Department firmly believes that theoretical knowledge supported by ample in-depth practical exposure are required to meet the challenges of this ever changing field. The courses offered aims at providing students key knowledge in the area of computer science and predominantly the applications of the theoretical knowledge covered during the course.
At the Under Graduate level, a student goes through the foundation courses in Computer Science, Accounts, Mathematics and Humanities. The department ensures that the courses cover both Core and Electives as required. Students are given opportunity to explore the conceptual underpinnings of Computer Applications -- its fundamental algorithms, programming languages, operating systems, microprocessors, Database management systems, networks, human interface and software engineering techniques. In addition, students choose from a rich set of elective streams that includes Big Data & Data Science, System Administration (Networks &OS), Mobile Programming/ Security, Applications (Cloud, Web Technology, etc.) and Cyber Security.
The Computer Applications programme is actively involved in Research & Development. It has good collaborations with several industries, academic institutes and Research & Development organizations. Programme research interest spans a wide range. Each research group in Computer Science has systems specific to its research needs. CA students have access to modern air-conditioned laboratories of the department that serve the teaching and research needs of the students and faculty.
With the opening up of vast number of career options that stand in front of the students, computer applications is an attractive career choice for the students. Thousands of applications are launched every day and each of them has something better than its previous version. It follows the concept of continuous improvement and also offers the developers a large market place to showcase their innovations. This means better commercials involved for every application that is sold and hence it also means that large corporations and software firms look for people with a strong background in the computer applications background. The better the grip, better are the employment opportunities and better is the pay. Not only this, business opportunities in the field of computer application are vast and do not need a huge financial investment but high level technical skills. A person can utilise his skill set to create a business according to his own industry and make a career out of it.
Computer applications have set a benchmark in terms of innovation and development making it an industry with constant growth and evolution. Technology is advancing at the speed of light and with the advent of bullet trains, super-fast connectivity and artificial intelligence, it has opened up several sub categories to be explored and worked on. This is one of the major factors which make computer applications such a diverse and futuristic industry. The level of innovation that we see every day is constantly evolving the field and has opened a lot other doors for scope of advancement and innovation. One thought leads to a million ideas and computer application is giving life to these ideas.
The mission of the undergraduate program in Computer Applications is to develop students' breadth of knowledge across the subject areas of computer science, including their ability to apply the defining processes of computer science theory, abstraction, design, and implementation to solve problems in the discipline and across industry domains. Students take a set of core courses. After learning the mathematical foundations of computer science, computer organizationand essential programming techniques, students take courses in areas such as programming techniques, human computer interface, object oriented analysis and design,design and analysis of algorithms, operating system, computer networks, database systems and web applications.The program prepares students for careers in government, corporate sector, and research and development organizations and for graduate study.
The department maintains a strong relationship with industry partners. Many students are supported by research fellowship from VMWare, Nvidia, IBM, GE health care, Continental AG, start-ups and many more. The degree can lead to a career in almost any industry, including aerospace, manufacturing, banking, health, research, entertainment, telecommunications, social media and education. Computer scientists often become essential members of interdisciplinary design and research teams, working on problems from all technical domains.
A degree in Computer Applications can lead to a career in such fields as computer system administration, computer security, database administration, website development and administration, enterprise network administration, computer system analysis, computer system planning, computer forensic analysis, cloud computing services and IT management.