“A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.” ~ Alan Turing
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at National Institute of Technology Sikkim has been functioning since the inception of the Institute in the year 2010. The Department provides an outstanding teaching environment complemented by excellence in research.
The Department offers four years B. Tech degree, two years M. Tech degree and Ph. D in Computer Science and Engineering. The Department has a comprehensive curriculum on topics related to all aspects of Computer Science with special emphasis on applicability that is provided using latest techniques of engineering. The course structure is up-to-date and includes courses on state-of-the-art curriculum to equip the students and teachers with the latest developments in the field. The Department aspires to develop interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary projects based on the expertise of faculty members.
The major areas of on-going research in the Department include Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cryptography, Network Security, Parallel-Distributed and High-Performance Computing, Algorithms, Cloud Computing, Wireless and Sensor Networks, etc. The department and the Institute collectively focus on building research groups and leverage the research activities in Sikkim in particular, and North-East region in general using a coordinated effort of various other organizations working in the field of community development using science and technology. The Department has state-of-the-art infrastructure supported by high-speed Ethernet and wireless network.
The faculty and students often collaborate on projects, working side-by-side with researchers from other departments across the campus, colleges of North-East region in India and with institutes abroad. In addition to the available excellent environment and quality research opportunities in the Department, there is also a real sense of community and teamwork. The Department enjoys a rich culture of research through various projects under schemes such as Visvesvaraya Ph. D scheme, Research grants from DeitY and DST, National Mission on Himalayan Studies, specific developmental projects for North-East region, etc. The Department also contributes towards community developments through Unnat Bharat Abhiyan and scientific lifestyle development of local community (as per the scheme of the Department of Atomic Energy).
The Department aims to become worthy in imparting high-quality knowledge and develop research attitude in Computer Science and Engineering domains as well as inter-disciplinary research with a purpose to serve humanity. These serviceable attitudes can be developed by imparting knowledge in cutting edge technologies keeping step with prevalent industrial standards, while at the same time instill societal responsibilities steeped in ethics for all professional activities.
Dr. Pratyay Kuila
Head of Computer Science & Engineering Department