|The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, was formed in 1980. Since its inception, the department has always been recognized all over the world for excellence in research and teaching. The Department provides an outstanding research environment complemented by superior teaching for its students to flourish in. Graduates from the department are heavily recruited by both academia and industry. All over the world, ex-students of the Department occupy top positions in both academia and industry. The major areas of research include Computer aided Design of VLSI chips, Computer Networking, Internet Technologies, Image Processing and Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Aids for the Visually Handicapped, Telemedicine, Real-time Embedded Systems, Object Oriented Data-bases, Network Security and Computational Geometry.