Dr. K. Vijayakumar
Associate Professor & Head - Computer Applications
The department of Computer Applications (MCA) was established during 1984-85, when computer science education was in its infancy in India. The department offers Masters in Computer Applications programme with autonomous curriculum for aspiring students in the field of applied computer science and technologies. The MCA programme was started with an initial intake of 30 and later enhanced to 60. The duration of the MCA programme was 3 years until AY 2019-20 and it is reduced to 2 years with effect from AY 2020-21. The MCA programme got accredited for 5 years from 2019 to 2024 by NBA. It is a prestigious quality recognition awarded by National board of accreditation for MCA programme.The curriculum includes Internships, Projects, Mini-projects, Soft Skills, Industry visits, Emerging technologies like Machine Learning, IoT, Big Data, Block Chain, Agile methodologies, etc. The department has collaborations with IIT Bombay and IIT Kharagpur to implement MHRD project “NMEICT”, IIT Madras (NPTEL), Enterprise Atlas, and Altimertik.
The department has state-of-the-art Computing Lab with more than 100 modern PCs and an exclusive department library with over 6000 books and access to various journals & conference proceedings. In addition, the department has developed Innovation Cluster Lab (ICL) supported by Industry Experts and Data Analytics and Research Lab (DAR) to promote lifelong learning, innovation and research.
The strength of the department is Alumni, Faculty, staff members and students. Our Alumni occupy coveted positions in notable industry and academic institutions. The department has dedicated, committed and accomplished faculty members supported by technical & administrative staff. The department has faculty composition of 1 Professor, 3 Associate Professors, and 8 Assistant Professors along with 6 supporting staff members.
The students are encouraged to participate in Extra-curricular & Co-curricular activities along with the regular academic activities to groom their holistic personality. The skill set of students are enhanced through regular Hackathons, Extension Lectures, workshops, Industrial Visits, Alumni Interactions and professional body activities. The department brings out magazine ‘Stride’ annually to showcase the innate talents of the students.
The College attracts hundreds of companies every year to provide jobs to our students. Most of the eligible students get placed in reputed companies. The quality of our students is reflected in their placement track record (both on Campus & off Campus) and the applications developed by them.
Learning is a continuous process and does not end at end of three years. The department believes that innovative teaching-learning methods, coupled with problem solving using modern tools & self-study helps the students to enhance their skills and enable them to handle the challenges faced in their professional life.
To emerge as a premier knowledge center for imparting education in Computer applications.
M1: Empower students with knowledge, skills and attitude to develop competency in Computer applications through well-defined curriculum and its effective implementation.
M2: Engage in research and development leading to publications/start-ups.
M3: Enhance active collaboration with Industry.