Information Technology
Information Technology and novel data analysis is the need of today's majority of industries, businesses, government, and any endeavor. Currently Information Technology helps a lot in various fields and it is going to play a key role in a number of different fields that might not have been yet realized. It was anticipated that after industry revolution, Information Technology is going to bring next revolution. To provide engineers that can contribute in development of nation and the world through Information Technology revolution, the Department of Information Technology was established in the year 1998 with a Bachelor's Degree Course in Information Technology.In year 2011, the department started M.Tech. in Information Technology.
The Department - At a Glance
Updated Curriculum
The curriculum is largely comparable to that of IIITs and NITs. It is reviewed every year for any changes due to technology advancements and thrice-a-year for subject addition / deletion, to keep it updated based on the feedback received from the industry / experts from R&D and academic organizations.
Practical Oriented Lab Work
Department has taken care to add significant value to the learner in an integrated manner through lab sessions, assignments, quizzes, seminars/workshops, projects over and above well designed theory course work.Hands-on laboratory experience is emphasised at every stage of the programme
Industry Interactions
Regular interactions with industries and R&D institutions are encouraged. Expert from industries are invited to conduct seminars/workshop to update our students for latest technologies used in industry.
Research Thrust Areas
Research Thrust Areas - Faculties are gaining expertise in the latest technologies and carry out research in various domains which have great impact.
The following are the thrust areas in which the faculty members are at presently working:
  • Machine Learning
  • Image Processing
  • Genetic Programming
  • Distributed Computing
  • Cloud Computing
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Embedded System Design
  • Internet of Things
Faculty Recognition
Faculty members are invited as expert reviewer in international conferences / journals and also invited to deliver expert lectures at various places.
Social Responsibilities
As a social initiative, the Department conducts free of charge seminars, workshops and training program for ITI and school students to educate them for computer literacy.
Industrial Training
Students are required to go for full-time industry internship in their final semester. This exposure helps the student to be acquainted with the corporate culture and practices adopted by industry for software/hardware development.
Master Programme
The M. Tech. (Information Technology) programme started in 2011, offers a number of electives keeping two streams in focus: Machine Intelligence (MI) & Network Computing (NC).
Faculty Qualification Improvement
The Department encourages the faculty members to pursue higher studies. Three faculty members have completed their Ph. D. and fifteen faculty members have completed their PG.
Research Publications
Faculty members carry out quality research work, more than 100 papers have been published in national as well as international journals / conferences. Furthermore, the faculty members who guide M.Tech. students encourage them for research publications.
DDU-CISCO Local Academy Center
In 2011, the department started CISCO Local Academy Centre to run CCNA Exploration course for CISCO international certification. It helps the student to obtain value added certification for their better career. CCNA exploration course helps the students to get expertise in the field of networking and can receive international certification from CISCO. Many students have been able to get good jobs due to this program. 112 students were benefited by DDU-CISCO Local Academy in last five years.
Top Recruiters
List of recruiters include software giants like TCS, iGATE, Infosys, Cognizant, Zensar, Cybage, Argusoft, Tech Mahindra, eInfochips, Hellios, Samyak , Infostretch, Persistent Systems and many more.
Students’ Participation in National Level Competitions
The department helps and guides students for participation in national level competitions such as NCAT, Hackathon, and eYantra.
The department started the student forum of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) in DDU in March 2011. IETE is India's leading recognised professional society devoted to the advancement of science and technology of Electronics, Telecommunication & IT. More than 350 students registered as members of DDU-IETE student forum in last five years. More than 15 seminars/workshops were organized in last five years under DDU-IETE student forum.
Facilities
Facilities in the department include:
  • Four well-maintained computer laboratories with more than 140 computers
  • A hardware laboratory to understand the concepts of Digital Circuits, Microprocessor and Computer Peripherals
  • All computers in the laboratories have internet connectivity.
  • Intranet through LINUX-based / Windows based Servers.
  • LCD Projectors for audio-visual teaching aid
  • Authentic software like Oracle 10g Standard Edition, Microsoft Visual Studio,2012 Ultimate, Microsoft SQL, MS Visio, Ubuntu, latest Window servers, latest Windows OS etc. Department regularly subscribe to Microsoft Imagine Premium software for latest updation in Microsoft products.
  • Interconnectivity through LINUX-based / Windows based Servers
  • Embedded System Design Tools: Rabbit RLM 3750 development kit with colour touch screen kit, serial to Ethernet application kit, protected operating system development kit, embedded web application kit, GPRS/GSM application kit, and keil PK51 professional development kit including MCB51 and MCB517AC evaluation boards
  • Four Robotics kits to learn and apply the concepts of Robotics using embedded systems and microcontroller programming.
Well maintained 4 computer software/hardware laboratories, which remain available to the students round-the-clock on need basis:
Board of Studies
The Department is governed by a Board of Studies which includes
Dr. Vipul Dabhi
Associate Professor & Head, IT Dept., DDU
Dr. Harshadkumar B. Prajapati
Associate Professor, IT Dept., DDU
Mr. Gopesh Sanghvi (External Expert)
Founder & Technical Director, Samyak Infotech Pvt. Ltd, Ahmedabad
Dr. Suman Mitra (External Expert)
Professor & Dean, DA-IICT, Gandhinagar
Mr. Upendra Patel (External Expert)
Founder & Technical Director , Glide Technology Pvt Ltd, Ahmedabad
Dr. Sanjay Garg (External Expert)
Professor & HOD, Computer Science Dept., Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Prof. Nikita Desai
Associate Professor, IT Dept., DDU
Prof. Mukesh Goswami
Associate Professor, IT Dept., DDU
Faculty Members
The faculty members are experts in their respective fields of Information Technology. The esteemed faculty includes:
Prof. (Dr.) Vipul K Dabhi
Associate Professor & Head
Prof.(Dr.) Harshad B Prajapati
Associate Professor
Prof. Nikita Desai
Associate Professor
Prof.(Dr.) Mukesh M. Goswami
Associate Professor
Prof. Zankhana V Dabhi
Assistant Professor
Prof. Amit A. Pandya
Assistant Professor
Prof. Ravindra A. Vyas
Assistant Professor
Prof. Yogendra L. Patel
Assistant Professor
Prof. Vimal L. Vachhani
Assistant Professor
Prof. Anand D. Dave
Assistant Professor
Prof. Brijesha Rao
Assistant Professor
Prof. Sandeep Suthar
Assistant Professor
Prof. Roshni M. Raval
Assistant Professor
Prof. Tanvi Goswami
Assistant Professor
Prof. Archana N. Vyas
Assistant Professor
Prof. Deepak Vegda
Assistant Professor
Prof. Jayesh V. Malaviya
Assistant Professor
Prof. Viral R. Patel
Assistant Professor
Prof. Sunil K. Vithlani
Assistant Professor
Prof. Viranchi N. Patel
Assistant Professor
Programmes
UG Programme in Information Technology
syllabus & time table
PG Programme in Information Technology
syllabus & time table
Doctoral Programme
list of guides.
Projects
Ongoing Projects
Completed Projects
Achievements
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