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Department of Computer Science & Information Systems

About us


The Department of Computer Science was established in the year 1971 and is one of the earliest Computer Science & Engineering departments in the country. Currently, it has 22 faculty members and over 800 students working towards their Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees. In addition, it actively participates in select off-campus programmes.


The department attracts high quality students from all over India and has an impressive placement record. Many of graduates choose to join some of the best institutions of higher learning around the world, whereas some prefer to gain a few years of work experience before deciding their next course of action. Still some others choose to chase their dream taking a path that is less travelled like taking the social welfare route or liberal arts based vocations.


One of the strengths of the department is its strong entrepreneurial culture and many students have successfully involved themselves in creating entrepreneurial ventures some of which have gone fully commercial within a short span of time. While some such students benefit from the on-campus Technology Business Incubator provided by the Institute, some others choose to create virtual organizations to keep the costs low and later move onto the regular business models.


In the recent past, we had benchmarked our curriculum with select institutions of higher learning around the world and currently we are carefully reviewing the impact of these consequent changes with a view to make our programmes even more strong and competitive.


In the past, the department has attracted unrestricted research grants as well as competitive research grants from several sources including national funding agencies (DST, DEITY-MCIT, DEC, UGC, ATB and CAIR), International funding agencies (European Commission, MFA-Government of France) as well as from corporate research laboratories (Microsoft Research (Redmond), Microsoft Research (India), IBM, CISCO, TCS, Digital Think amongst others).


BITS Pilani to strengthen the efforts of Australian Scientists in drug repurposing for COVID19
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Applications are invited for the Ph.D. Program in the Department
Applications are invited for suitable candidates for the post of Junior Research Fellow (JRF)/Project Associate-1 to work on a research project sponsored by y CAIR-DRDO
Applications are invited for suitable candidates for the post of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) to work on a research project sponsored by MINISTRY OF TRIBAL AFFAIRS

Department has received DST FIST - Level-I grant of Rs. 1.10 Corers for setting up Disruptive Technology Lab. The lab will focus on three major technologies AI/ML, IoT, and Blockchain. Applications at the intersection of these technologies will be the prime focus of the proposed lab.

Recent Events & Activities

Research Projects and Grants

Sponsored Research Projects and Grants

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Research Fellowships

  • Research Fellowships Awarded

    In the recent past, the full time PhD scholars have been awarded prestigious PhD fellowships. 

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