The Department of Computer Technology is one of the most vibrant departments in CIT with its committed faculty members and motivated students. The department has started offering three year B.Sc. programmes in Computer Technology and Information Technology from 1988 to meet the growing demand for computer graduates in the era of organizational automation process. A two year M.Sc.(Computer Technology) program is being offered since 1997 to turn out post graduates trained in advanced computing technologies. Since 1998, the department is offering an unique five year integrated M.Sc.(Software Engineering) programme with a specially designed curriculum where theory is perfectly blended with extensive laboratory practice and sandwiched with industrial training through two internships, each of six months duration in software industries / research organizations.
The department has been instrumental in CIT signing MOUs / Agreements with IBM India, Samsung, Novell, AMD and Oracle. The students and faculty have won many IBM awards for the projects carried out at its Centre of Excellence for HPC & Cloud Computing. Funded by AICTE and DST, and supported by IBM India, Novell, Samsung and AMD, the department organized many faculty development programmes, training programs and research promotion programs for promoting research on advanced technologies that received all round recognition and support.
Most of the faculty members of the department, enriched with decades of experience in guiding internship projects from fortune 500 companies working on the latest technologies, are actively involved in research in the niche fields like Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Open CL, Network Security, Data Mining, Image Processing and Software Engineering. In recognition of her research contribution, Dr.A. Kannammal received career award for young researchers from AICTE and is doing her post doctoral research work at Oklahoma State University, Still Water, USA.
The department with its strong research base organized an international conference on Sensors, Security, Software and Intelligent Systems in January 2009 and is in the process of organizing an Indo-US science & Technology Forum sponsored bilateral workshop on Cloud Computing and Web Services during August 2012.
With academic autonomy, the department regularly updates its student focused curriculum and syllabi enabling them to indentify, formulate and solve the problems of all domains and also apply techniques, methods and tools to enhance their ability to adapt to any evolving computing methodologies. These talented students do their internships in foreign universities and software giants and are most sought after by the multinational software giants like IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Global scholar, Amazon, AMD etc.