In spite of the global recession, software industries in India are at its peak and computer professionals are sought after by the software industries all over the world. The number of people using software applications developed by multinational companies like IBM, Oracle, Microsoft and others are increasing by and large, resulting more job opportunities for students pursuing industry-oriented computer courses.
The PG Department of Computer Science is the pioneer department, and Bishop Heber College was the first to offer a degree in Computer Science in the city of Tiruchirappalli from the year 1984. The Department offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes like B.Sc., M. Sc., M. Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Computer Science to impart quality education for the students especially the poor, the needy and the underprivileged by providing more career opportunities in IT sectors, educational sectors, banking and public sectors.
The department comprises 20 doctorates, 6 members who have cleared NET and 9 members who have cleared SET. The department is equipped with state-of-the-art computer labs with high-end research tools and software applications. The department library holds latest journals and books on computer science. The department has a separate e-lab for surfing purposes. The A/C Seminar Hall with excellent seating arrangement and LCD projector is optimally used for various academic activities.
The Association of Computer Science regularly organizes seminars, webinars, workshops, conferences, training programmes, and technical events nurturing research outlook among the students. The ACM Student Chapter and Women Chapter give a platform where students can interact with the outside world. The Department has produced quality professionals holding important positions in the IT industry in India and in abroad.
The Department of Computer Science is driven to provide excellent educational opportunities that accomplish the needs of our students, and empower them as an active technocrat in the top notch IT industry and be a part of nation building.
Lab Manual- “Practical works involve both manual and intellectual works”. The process of practical work needs planning, designing, observation and investigation which improve the skills of the students. In order to ameliorate the technical skills of the students, lab manual for all the programming languages courses were created. Our students are enjoying using the manual.
Course Planner- At the beginning of every semester, the course planner has been prepared for all the courses by the respective staff In-charge. It provides a general overview of the aims and objectives of the courses, the plan of teaching and learning activities of the courses and the activities planned to check the students’ understanding levels. Also, It helps students to plan their curriculum effectively.
Flipped Learning- In the view of updating traditional methods and bring new technology into classrooms, our faculty members are adapted flipped learning for their respective courses, which aims to increase student engagement and learning by having students complete readings at their home and work on live problem-solving during class time. This practice helps students to prioritizing active learning.
YouTube Channels – Heber Hub, BHC TECH WHIZ, TechTalk - The department has its own YouTube channels named as Heber Hub, BHC TECH WHIZ and TechTalk. The objective is to promote quality learning through online mode and to maintain a repository of videos for future references. The channel has videos related to the curriculum, recent trends of computer science and other general topics for the students and staff members.
Herbal Garden- The concerns for environmental conservation and improved healthy of the environment, the Department of Computer Science (SF Shift 2) waltzes up with an idea of giving awareness on herbal gardening. So, a herbal garden was established near the Computer Science block.