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Department of Computer Science (Established in : 1985)


MSc Programme in Computer Science

The main objective of the M.Sc. Computer Science course is to provide the students a clear understanding of the basic concepts and principles of Computer Science as a discipline and the rich and specialized skill sets required to handle the computing systems in an applied branch of knowledge that represent a realistic world. All aspects of knowledge acquisition, storage, processing, presentation and transition will be covered in the course. Provision for advanced knowledge in Computer Science, exposure to the practical and theoretical concepts of computing, current and emerging trends in technology in the context of networking environment are the major attractions of the programme. The course covers almost all the core subjects in Computer Science like Design and Analysis of Algorithm, Network Programming, OOP, Software Engineering, Database Concepts etc, in addition to a few elective subjects. The Case Studies in all the three semesters intensively focus on the systematic design and implementation of various technological applications through which the students attain the skills in system development and team spirit. As part of the course, the students are advised to take live projects of six month duration from established institutions for implementation during their project term. On completion of the course, the successful students will be awarded a Master of Computer Science with concentration either in Computer Networks or in Artificial Intelligence. The M.Sc. Computer Science programme was introduced in 1989 in the University of Kerala. More than one and half decades of experience has gone into the design of the revised scheme & syllabus.

Duration : 2 Years (4 Semesters) Strength : 30 (reservation as per the rules)

Eligibility/Qualification : Candidates shall be required to possess First class Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/Electronics with not less than 60% marks or an equivalent degree recognized by the University of Kerala.

Admission Procedure: There will be a entrance test of two hours and has two parts. The first part is objective type consisting of 50 multiple choice questions to be answered in 1 hour and the second part consist of 15 short answer questions, out of which, 10 are to be answered in the remaining 1 hour. The questions will be at the level of the qualifying bachelors degree course. Medium of examination is English. A rank list will be prepared by giving weightage for marks secured in the entrance examination and the marks secured in the concerned subjects at the degree level. Bonus marks for NCC, NSS etc. will be as per existing norms. The marks scored in the entrance examination can be known from the university web site and shall also be intimated if self addressed post card is attached to the application form. A separate memo card will be sent to the candidates from the Department after preparing the rank list.

Documents to be produced at the time of admission

  • Admit card of entrance examination
  • SSLC and relevant School Records to prove date of birth.
  • Original mark list and certificates of qualifying examination
  • Transfer certificate and conduct certificate from the institution last attended
  • Eligibility certificate from University of Kerala in respect of students who passed their qualifying examination from Universities/Boards outside University of Kerala.
  • Other original certificates that you claimed in the application form.
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    M Tech Computer Science

    Department of Computer Science, University of Kerala has generated a strong post graduate culture in computer studies. It offers two master's level programmes; one for science graduates and another for graduates in technology. It has developed very active research programmes as well, guided by a faculty with working experience in world renowned International Institutions. The Department offers a conducive environment for learning, thinking and achieving.

    The M.Tech students undergo a cohesive and strong four semester program in Computer Science with specialization in Digital Image Computing. The program includes a basket of theory papers and practical, case studies and a full year project work. The course covers the subjects in Computer Science and Image Processing like Pattern Recognition, Image processing, Data Compression, Embedded System, Neural Networks , Artificial Intelligence , GIS , Software Engineering etc. The case studies in all two semesters intensively focus on the systematic design and implementation of various technical applications through which the students attain the skills in system development and team spirit.

    As part of the course, the students undertake live research projects from institutes and industries like ADRIN (Ministry of Space), NRSA Hyderabad, Sree Chithra Institute of Science and Technology, C-DAC etc.As a part of course the students undergo Industrial Training in institutions like Sree Chithra Institute of Science and Technology Trivandrum, CDit,Nest, Cyber Fornecis- C-DAC , CESS-Akkulam, ISRO-IISU etc The Department offers this M.Tech programme for graduates in Computer Engineering related subjects or post graduates in Computer Science Computer Applications. The programme runs under the Credit and Semester System and approved by AICTE . Admissions are done through GATE competitive tests. More than 100 students did their Master's dissertation work on image processing and completed their M.Tech programme in the Department since 2000.

    Duration : 2 Years (4 Semesters)

    Eligibility/Qualification : A Bachelor's degree in Engineering / Technology with at least 55% marks in one of the following branches: Computer Science and Engineering / Electronics Engineering / Electrical Engineering from the University of Kerala or equivalent recognized degree of a recognized University OR First Class Master's degree in Computer Science / Computer Application from the University of Kerala or equivalent recognized Degree by AICTE / UGC / CSIR.

    Admissions for Non-sponsored category of students will be made on the basis of valid GATE score.

    Candidates for sponsored seats will also be governed by the AICTE guidelines: (i) Bachelor's Degree in Engineering / Technology (in branches mentioned above) with at least 55% marks from AICTE approved institutions. Preference will be given to candidates who have qualified GATE. (ii) A minimum two-years of full time work experience in a registered firm / company / industry / educational and research institution / any Government Department or Government Autonomous Organization in the relevant field. (iii) Less than 45 years of age as on 1st day of the year of admission.

    Seats : (As approved by AICTE). Open Seats 10 Sponsored Seats 5 SC / ST Seats 3 Strength : 18 Seats

    Admission Procedure: Admissions for Open category of students will be made on the basis of valid GATE score.When GATE qualified candidates are not available, admission will be given to Non-GATE candidates on merit. Such admissions will be based on an entrance test conducted by the Department. Ranking will be done on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying examination and the entrance test in the ratio 40 : 60. In case of Sponsored candidates ranking will be done on the following basis: Qualifying exams: 40%, Entrance exams: 50%, Experience: 10% weightages. (First two years 0%, each additional year carries 2% subject to maximum of 10 marks). Along with application, a sponsored candidate shall produce a letter from the employer stating that the candidate is being sponsored to get admission to M.Tech programme. The employer should also indicate that the candidate will not be withdrawn mid way till the completion of the course. Scholarship Students with valid GATE score may be provided with scholarship by AICTE / MHRD subject to availability of funding.

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    Department of Computer Science, University of Kerala, Kariavattom Campus, is one of the few University Departments in Kerala that gives primary emphasis on post graduate studies and research in Computer Science and related subjects. It receives good professional support from National R&D Institutions and Industry in the region. The student community is drawn from the entire state of Kerala and the southern districts of Tamil Nadu and most of them (70-80%) are getting placements in reputed firms, R&D organizations and academic institutions. It is a strong research centre in Computer Science and has published a good number of technical articles in International Journals, Conference Proceedings, Publications. In recognition of its efforts in research activities, the Dept. of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India is supporting it through the FIST programme with a grant of Rs 50/- lakhs. The AICTE gives grants around Rs. 10/- lakhs p.a. as scholarships to students undergoing M.Tech Programme. UGC, KSCST and other agencies also support this Department through funding.

    A doctorate programme is offered to a limited number of students leading to the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science. So far, 12 candidates were awarded Ph.Ds. during the last 7-8 years. Four students have completed their work and one has submitted the work to the University. In addition, five Full Time Research Scholars and 12 Part Time Research Scholars are continuing their work for the Ph.D. Degree

    Eligibility/Qualification : (i) Masters Degree in computer science with not less than 55% marks. (ii) National Eligibility Test (NET) JRF conducted by UGC CSIR or GATE or the Entrance Test conducted by University of Kerala. (iii) Rules formulated by the University from time to time

    Areas of Research: The Department offers part time and full time Research Programme in various fields in Computer Science such as Image Processing, Data Mining, Expert Systems, Fuzzy Logic, Genetic Algorithms, Intelligent Agents, Knowledge Management, Intelligent Information Retrieval, Neural Networks, Soft Computing

    Guides in the Department

    • Dr M Wilscy
    • Dr. Achuth Sankar S. Nair(Hon. Director, Centre for Bioinformatics)
    • Dr M Ramachandra Kaimal
    • Dr K Revathy
    • Dr. Madhu S.Nair

    M Phil Computer Science

    Master of Philosophy in Computer Science will be a significant programme from the Department of Computer Science, aims at bringing the students in the research areas of Computer Science, especially in Machine Intelligence. The programme focuses on a broad grasp of philosophical approach in Research Methodology and a deep understanding of research problems in the area of Computer Science. Programme Structure M.Phil. in Computer Science is a regular one year programme. In addition to the written examination for theory papers, the degree is awarded after the successful completion of a period of research which includes the submission of a thesis, and its subsequent oral examination, together with a series of Departmental reports and seminars.

    Duration : One year with two Semesters

    Eligibility/Qualification : A Masters Degree with 60% aggregate marks (or CGPA of 6.5 or above on a 10 point scale or equivalent) in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology or an equivalent degree recognized by the University.

    Seats : 6

    An entrance test of three hours duration will be conducted at Thiruvananthapuram. The test consists of multiple choice questions on the subjects in Computer Science and Applications at the postgraduate level. The rank list will be prepared reckoning the marks scored in the Entrance Examination and qualifying examination in equal ratio. The total intake of the programme is six seats, and the admission will be based on the reservation rules followed by the University of Kerala.

    Prospectus and Application form 2016