From the HOD's Desk:
The Department of MCA provides an environment to students motivating them to adopt a “want to learn” culture through state of art infrastructure. We offer the best teaching methodologies through class room and laboratory exercises and cultivate a mind-set among students to be inquisitive. We visualize being the first choice in the state/country among aspiring computer science graduates.
We follow a simple philosophy to strive to offer a personalized, flexible, challenging, and rewarding Post Graduate program covering the essentials of contemporary Computer Applications. The skills and education imparted enables students to utilize new technologies and prepare them for key technology application and decision-making. The learning experience is wholesome, tailored to suit the needs of the industry and individual career development. Our students are capable of making a highly informed choice of their careers and quite sought after by many of the premier organizations.
Our curriculum has a special emphasis on Outcome Based Education (OBE) and Experiential Learning. The academic activities concentrate on helping the students to gain an excellent theoretical knowledge base and in the development of skills to implement them. We work towards improving students’ thinking skills, analytical frameworks, entrepreneurial skills, interpersonal and communication skills. Year on year our results statistics show an improvement graph which adds a feather of success to our cap.
The Autonomous status accorded by VTU provides us an opportunity to fine tune the syllabus and train the students to be industry ready. Under the autonomous stream, students can learn and specialize in various domains such as Programming, Computation, Software Engineering, Computer Networks, Database Management and Web Technology streams. Industry requirement for skilled graduates is catered through courses like Python, Advanced DBMS, Internet of Things, Mobile Application Development, Software Testing, Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, to name a few. Apart from the regular curriculum, students are encouraged to take up certification courses both online and offline.
Our faculty's progressive research and dedicated teaching efforts have helped in establishing a strong platform for technological studies. Our staff can proudly flaunt their list of research publications in various renowned journals and conferences totaling to nearly 50 publications in the past 3 years. Our experienced professors are hands-on educators in the classroom, in the lab, working directly with students.
We have a well established Research & Development Laboratory affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University with about 09 students currently carrying out their research to earn their PhD degree. We give high impetus for research with a focus several interdisciplinary areas. Also out Post graduate students are encouraged to pursue research and publish their outcomes in conferences and journals.
It is believed and practiced that excellence is a continuous process and in pursuit of which our department has made deep forays into contributing world renowned technocrats, successful entrepreneurs, competent leaders, innovative scientists and researchers. We have established strong Industry links and companies have signed MOUs to engage in developmental activities with the college.Guest lectures from industry experts is a common activity in the department enabling the students to freely interact and learn about the trends in technology.Frequent industry visits are organized to groom students and prepare them for industry practices, culture and ethos.Also, our Alumni have maintained a strong bonding with the Alma Mater by taking up an initiative to mentor the students towards fruitful placements.
We are proud to share that our students gain a holistic development since they have been successful in showcasing their talents in curricular and co-curricular activities. They have won trophies in various inter-collegiate activities in technical and cultural events. The faculty and students work towards helping the underprivileged through many social responsibility activities like Application development for societal benefit, blood donation, supporting orphanages, etc.
The academic excellence of our students is reflected in their exemplary record in placements in the corporate and engineering sectors. The companies likeCerner, Accenture, Infosys, Cognizant, L&T, SAP, etc have been successful in their recruitment process and hired majority of our students for both internships and jobs.
True to the DSI values, our students stand out with respect to integrity, leadership, fairness and excellence. We not only make them excellent students but give back to society excellent human beings. I invite all aspiring students and their parents to visit us and experience DSI culture where students achieve excellence in any field they choose to his/her highest potential.
Dr. Poornima Nataraja
Professor and Head of the DepartmentMCA