Department of Information Technology
Information technology (IT) is "the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware". IT deals with the use of electronic computers and computer software to convert, store, protect, process, transmit, and securely retrieve information.
Today, the term information has ballooned to encompass many aspects of computing and technology, and the term has become very recognizable. IT professionals perform a variety of duties that range from installing applications to designing complex computer networks and information databases. A few of the duties that IT professionals perform may include data management, networking, engineering computer hardware, database and software design, as well as the management and administration of entire systems. Information technology is starting to spread farther than the conventional personal computer and network technology, and more into integrations of other technologies such as the use of cell phones, televisions, automobiles, and more, which is increasing the demand for such jobs.
When computer and communications technologies are combined, the result is information technology, or "infotech". Information technology is a general term that describes any technology that helps to produce, manipulate, store, communicate, and/or disseminate information.
The department of Information Technology was started in the year 2000 and affiliated to West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) and approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. The academic programme at this department offers 4 years graduates level programme in Information Technology with an annual intake of 60 students.
TEQIP Phase-II , a World Bank Project financially helps IT department to improve the Quality of the Technical Education through infrastructure development (Hard Component)of Lab , Class Rooms and Quality improvement(Soft Component) of the Students , Teachers & Technical staffs through Seminar , Workshop , Industry-Institute-Interaction Program etc to achieve the vision & mission of our department .
The department offers four year graduate level programme in IT , preparing the students for obtaining their degree in B.Tech(IT) following the curriculum prescribed by the West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) . The degree is approved by All India Council of Technical Education(AICTE) , New Delhi . An academic year is divided into two semesters. The academic duration covers eight semesters each of six months . The odd semester begins in July and the even semester begins in January with a mid-semesters break in June.
Regular Technical seminars are arranged by the department in which academicians, professional executives of private and Govt. institutions / industries and students also take part. This provides a platform for academic discussions and students are able to get the idea of latest trends and developments in industries and academic institutions. Students are also encouraged to take part actively and deliver lectures on the latest innovative technologies.
The faculty members are involved in various research works in the field of Bio-Informatics, Clustering, Steganography, GIS based on QUAD TREE segmentation etc and attend several National and International conferences for the research paper presentation.
Industrial Training is arranged for all the third year students after their sixth semester examination in reputed industries. All students are required to submit their training report and deliver a seminar on the industrial training.
Our collection of ideas and abstracts for final year project work are compiled by experts in different renowned universities. A dedicated team of faculty members are involved to find out more and more new projects related to computer science and information technology so that we capture the latest technology trends in the industry and create projects based on that.
The department has equipped and fully developed programming laboratories with Wi-fi internet facilities round the clock. The students are provided with the modern desktop computer terminals with IntelR Core i3 processor installed with licensed system softwares, and application softwares for database design and development, data structures programming, network programming, Object-oriented programming, systems programming and administration, Multimedia and computer graphics application development. The laboratories are fully equipped with laserjet printers, scanners, networking peripherals, dedicated dual operating (Windows & Linux)Online Uninterrupted power Supply(UPS) has been installed in the laboratories for power back-up of the computing equipments. Interactive teaching aids are available in the laboratories and classrooms to facilitate the teaching-learning process.The department has four spacious and airy lecture rooms to accommodate around sixty seats for theoretical deliberations. The text and reference books of the course curriculum needed for the undergraduate programme are stocked in adequate quantity in central and departmental library for issuing to the learners on demand. The lectures, practicals and tutorials are conducted by dedicated group of well-qualified and experienced faculty and technical staffs.
A 2-Days Seminar titled "Soft Computing and Image Processing" was organized by the department which was chaired by eminent speakers of both academic and industrial fields.