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. No. of Seats: (As approved by AICTE). Open Seats 10 Sponsored Seats 5 SC / ST Seats 3

Duration : 2 Years (4 Semesters)

Eligibility/Qualification :

A Bachelors degree in Engineering / Technology with at least 55% marks in one of the following branches: Computer Science and Engineering / Information Technology / Electronics Engineering / Electrical Engineering from the University of Kerala or equivalent recognized degree of a recognized University or First Class Masters degree in Computer Science / Computer Application from the University of Kerala or equivalent recognized degree of a recognized University. 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.

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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