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.
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The Department - At a Glance
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
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:
Natural Language Processing
Big Data Analytics
Internet of Things
The department has well qualified and experienced faculty members, 3 with PhD and the rest with ME/MTech, with average experience of 12.66 years. Faculty members actively carry out research and participate in FDPs, STTPs and Workshops. Some faculty members are regularly invited as expert reviewers in international conferences / journals and also have been invited to deliver expert lectures at various places.
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.
Students get around 4 months hands on industry experience with 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.
Faculty Qualification Improvement
The Department encourages the faculty members to pursue higher studies. Three faculty members have completed their Ph. D. and two faculty members are pursuing Ph.D.
Faculty members carry out quality research work, more than 100 papers have been published in national as well as international journals / conferences.Click here for Detailed Research Profile.
DDU AWS Academy
The AWS Academy at DDU is run by the Department of Information Technology. The academy offers an AWS Cloud Foundation course which prepares the students for the AWS Cloud Practitioner Exam. The students get access to the state-of-the-art learning material as well as AWS cloud resources for hands-on experiments. The aim of the academy is to prepare students on AWS cloud technology which would increase their employability and provide them with better career opportunities.
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.
List of recruiters include software giants like Infosys, Cybage, Tech Mahindra, Zeus Learning, CrestData, Jeavio, Argusoft, eInfochips, Infostretch, Synoverge, AimDek, WiseDA, iLink, OpenXcel 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 20 seminars/workshops were organized in last five years under DDU-IETE student forum.
Facilities in the Department include:
Five well-maintained computer laboratories with more than 170 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.
IoT Development Kits
GPUs for Experimentations in Deep Learning
Well maintained 5 computer software/hardware laboratories, which remain available to the students round-the-clock on need basis: