About the department

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, was formed in 1980. The first undergraduate batch rolled out in the year 1982 and the first PhD was awarded in 1986. Currently the department has nearly 300 undergraduate students (BTech and Dual), nearly 60 postgraduate students (MTech) and around 60 research students (MS and PhD).

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.

Besides theoretical research, faculty in the Department also maintain strong ties with many reputed national and international companies and are involved in a large number of projects in the forefronts of cutting edge technology. The department has executed many projects for clients such as National Semiconductors, Intel, Motorola, Lucent Technologies, Tata InfoTech, MHRD, Department of Science and Technology, C-DAC etc. It is also engaged in consultancy projects with reputed MNCs like Texas Instruments, Motorola, Cadence, View logic, Delsoft, C-DOT and many more.