If we take note of the important turning points in history, the advent of computers would surely be on the top of the list. Computers continue to have a significant impact on the way we look at the world; and people well-versed in them, remain in great demand. To fulfil that requirement, the Department of Computer Engineering was established in the year 1985 with a Bachelor's Degree Course in Computer Engineering.
Highlights of batch 2020
The Department - At a Glance
It has evolved a comprehensive student-centric approach designed to add significant value to the learner in an integrated manner through lab sessions, assignments, training seminars, projects and independent study
There is a quantum value addition through participation of students and faculty members in various technical events organized at the national and international levels.
For more details refer the achievements section.
The students carry out their final semester internship in major software companies and organizations like IIT Bombay, Tata Research Development and Design Centre Pune, ISRO, PRL, IPR, Amazon, TCS, Infosys, Tech-Mahindra, Capgemini etc.
Our alumni have been working in leading multinational and national companies such as Google -Mountain View, California, USA, Microsoft research-Seattle, WA, USA, Microsoft research –India, Visa, Tata Honeywell, Amazon-USA, Amazon India, Directi, Cisco, HP, Intel, IBM, Accenture-USA and others, both in India and abroad.
For more details refer the achievements section.
Experts from reputed industries, academic institutes and research organisations like IIMA, ISRO, PRL, TCS etc. give their suggestions and feedback for curriculum updates
Expert Lectures & Workshops
Under the umbrella of Computer Society of India (CSI), Google Developer Club(GDC) and Microsoft Student Partner Club(MSP), the department has organised many expert lectures, and conducted workshops and seminars for students' development.
The student branch of CSI started in the year 2005, has already won the best regional branch award in Region III (Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh & Rajasthan states) for the years 2008-09, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2015-16 and 2017-2019.
The faculty co-ordinator of CSI has been awarded the 'Young member active participation award for the year 2011-12', 'Longest continuous SBC awards‟ for the year 2012-13, 2013-14, 2015-16 and 2019-2020.
The department has strong tie-ups with various industries across the country - resulting in better campus placements. Some of the major recruiters include Amazon, TCS, Infosys, Tech-Mahindra, Capgemini, IBM, Cognizant, Accenture, Zeus learning, Zensar, Infibeam, Cybage,Inforstretch, openXL, streebo, Synoverge, PCS, KPIT Cummins, eInfochips, Crest Data Systems, Shipment, C-SAM etc.
The department has also contributed to the society by doing community services like
Conducting several batches covering topics on internet, accounting using TALLY, Photoshop & Page Maker for SEWA (Self Employment Women Association) without charging any fees from the participants
Offering computer and internet education to hearing & speech impaired students of Badhir Vidyalaya, Nadiad; girls of Hindu Anathashram, Nadiad; women of Saloon village and school teachers & students of D. P. Desai School, Nadiad
Dr. C.K.Bhensdadia, is Heading the department since 1st Jan, 2004, and is one of the 15 members of All India Board of Information Technology Education (AICTE, Government of India) and is the only member from the state of Gujarat. He plays key role in curriculum design of various universities. He has contributed significantly towards projects for rural development for Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communication and IT, Government of India and has also worked for consultancy project of a European country. He is with the department as a faculty since 1990 and was a student from 1986-90, in the first B.Tech. Computer Engineering batch of the university.
Computing facilities in the department include 6 computer laboratories, which remain available to the students round-the-clock on need basis.
1. System Programming Lab
2. Advanced Computing Lab
3. Multimedia & Internet Lab
4. Web Development Lab
5. Hardware Lab
6. Microprocessor Lab
The department has "Param
Shavak" super computer facility which is provided by GUJCOST and CDAC to carry out research in the area
of high performance computing.
PARAM Shavak provides computational resource with advanced technologies to perform high-end computations to address and catalyze the research using modelling, simulation and data analysis.
The system consists of 2 multicore CPUs each with minimum 12 cores along with two accelerator cards. The system is available as a server in table top mode.
It is also equipped with HP Proliant ML G6 servers, DELL PowerEdge servers and IBM servers which runs on Linux-based server operating systems with other open source softwares.
These servers are connected to the internet & intranet through manageable switches (100/1000 Mbps) of Ethernet & fibre optic cables.
The Department had managed the internet connectivity, intranet connectivity and firewall of the university from January 1997 to December 2015.
With a fast-evolving area and curricula, the faculty members at the computer department has the twin responsibility of adapting fast to the new concepts as well as guiding the students. The esteemed faculty members include