Dr. Shraddha P. Phansalkar
Ph. D. (Symbiosis International (Deemed University) India, Associate Professor and Head, CS & IT department
The department endeavours to impart quality education to students in the areas of computer science and engineering and information technology with exposure to industrial problems and application development through specialization programmes, student workshops, industry internships, Value-added courses and Projects. The department has very competent faculty certified and trained to teach advanced areas in computer science like cloud computing, software quality, cyber security, artificial intelligence and machine learning, blockchain technology, Internet of Things and so on.
The faculty is actively engaged in research and publications and has recognised projects to their credit in collaborations with industry, international universities and research labs of high repute.
Department’s ongoing research and consultancy:
- Dr. Ketan Kotecha received Two Research grants worth INR 1.66 crores under Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC) scheme by MHRD, Govt of India, in collaboration with Arizona State University USA and University of Queensland, Australia.
- CS/IT department has collaboration with Blockchain R&D Lab, Curtin University.
- Every year SIU grants funding of 10 Lakh amount for major research proposals. The department received the grant for two project from CS/IT department : "Building and Leveraging Indian Food image data set for Calorie Calibration of Indian dietary pattern: Annapurna". This project's PI is Dr. Shraddha Phasalkar and CO-PI is Prachi Kadam. “Machine Learning Based Vibration Response Analysis of different Plates using Cymatics” by PI- Vijayshri Khedkar.
- Over 7 applications with international collaborators in Curtin University Australia, UK university, California Institute of Technology, University of Michigan, University at Buffalo, University of Leeds, IUPUI University USA are sent for SPARC funding from CS/IT department.
The department has state of art computing facility as
- High performance computing lab with Nvidia GPU
- Data Analytics lab
- IOT research lab
- Computer Centre with machines in high configuration and licensed software required for teaching and research.
Ms. Archana Atmaram Chaudhari (JRF) and Dr. Preeti Milind Mulay published patent on “A SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANALYSIS OF SMART METER DATA”
The students are actively engaged in application based projects as well as research projects with industry, R&D labs, research centres as well as international universities.
M.Tech (Computer Science and Engineering)
Duration: Two years
Programme / Course Structure
Orientation and Pedagogy
a) Method of Instruction
M.Tech programmes have been designed to transform the students into competent professionals.
The institute employs a very effective and interactive teaching-learning process using most
recent teaching aids including multimedia. The curriculum has been developed considering the
present and future needs of industry and higher education. Teachers prepare detailed
presentations, lab manuals and course files to ensure the effectiveness of teaching-learning
process. A salient feature of the curriculum is an Internship semester, totally devoted to carrying
out projects in the industry. Students of all post graduate programmes spend an entire semester in
industry, other organizations, renowned institutions and universities, both in India and abroad, as
part of their curriculum. They are encouraged to undertake projects in various areas of the
industry to augment their theoretical learning. The emphasis during the Internship is on exposing
the students to real life problems in their chosen field of work and their solutions, using a
systematic and logical approach employing latest tools, techniques and technologies. The
Institute is making a conscious effort to shift from the traditional classroom teaching learning
process to a problem based, project-based and scenario based teaching learning process. Students
are given projects or problem statements right in the beginning of the semester and they
undertake these projects either in groups or individually, depending on the nature of the project,
and are guided by the subject teacher. Large, inter-disciplinary projects are also given and
encouraged. For M. Tech courses, emphasis is given on the practical know-how and application
of the subject matter and special emphasis is given on problem solving and self-learning.
b) Learning Beyond Classrooms
Students participate in technical fests, present papers in conferences and also undertake projects
in Industry during internship to augment their classroom learning with learning outside the
c) Industry Interface
It is necessary to give students an insight into the practical aspects of theory taught in the
institute. The institute, right from its inception, has ensured industrial participation in curriculum
development, guest lectures by experts from Industry, student trainings and internships. In
addition to these, several industrial visits are also arranged for students in order to give them an
exposure on the practical solutions and industrial environment.
d) Research and Development
SIU started Ph.D. programme in Engineering from the academic year 2010-2011. Presently 90
research scholars are pursuing their research from Faculty of Engineering. Research equipment
and facilities have been established at SIT to carry out high quality basic and applied research.
Faculty members send proposals to funding agencies for sponsored R&D projects in emerging
areas of research. They also have a large number of publications in refereed journals and are
actively engaged in publications. M.Tech students also get an opportunity to work on some sub-
areas of larger research problems as their M.Tech projects and thesis. The institute regularly
augments necessary equipment and facilities in the identified research areas.
Name of the Programme : Master of Technology (Computer Engineering -070143)
GA1 PO1: Scholarship of Knowledge: Acquire in-depth knowledge of specific discipline or professional area, including wider and global perspective, with an ability to discriminate, evaluate, analyze and synthesize existing and new knowledge, and integration of the same for enhancement of knowledge
GA1 PO2: Critical Thinking: Analyze complex engineering problems critically, apply independent judgement for synthesizing information to make intellectual and/or creative advances for conducting research in a wider theoretical, practical and policy context.
GA4 PO3: Problem Solving: Think laterally and originally, conceptualize and solve engineering problems, evaluate a wide range of potential solutions for those problems and arrive at feasible, optimal solutions after considering public health and safety, cultural, societal and environmental factors in the core areas of expertise.
GA1 PO4: Research Skill: Extract information pertinent to unfamiliar problems through literature survey and experiments, apply appropriate research methodologies, techniques and tools, design, conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, demonstrate higher order skill and view things in a broader perspective, contribute individually/in group(s) to the development of scientific/technological knowledge in one or more domains of engineering.
GA4 PO5: Usage of modern tools: Create, select, learn and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
GA2 PO6 : Collaborative and Multidisciplinary work: Possess knowledge and understanding of group dynamics, recognize opportunities and contribute positively to collaborative-multidisciplinary scientific research, demonstrate a capacity for self-management and teamwork, decision-making based on open-mindedness, objectivity and rational analysis in order to achieve common goals and further the learning of themselves as well as others.
GA3 PO7: Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering and management principles and apply the same to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, manage projects efficiently in respective disciplines and multidisciplinary environments after consideration of economic and financial factors.
GA2 PO8: Communication: Communicate with the engineering community, and with society at large, regarding complex engineering activities confidently and effectively, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation by adhering to appropriate standards, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
GA4 PO9: Life-long Learning:Recognise the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in life-long learning independently, with a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to improve knowledge and competence continuously.
GA2 PO10: Ethical Practices and Social Responsibility: Acquire professional and intellectual integrity, professional code of conduct, ethics of research and scholarship, consideration of the impact of research outcomes on professional practices and an understanding of responsibility to contribute to the community for sustainable development of society.
Program Specific Outcomes:
GA4 PSO1: Engg and Practical knowledge: To apply the concepts of computer engineering and practical knowledge in analysis, design and development of computing systems and applications to multi-disciplinary problems.
GA4 PSO2: Cutting Edge Technologies: To provide a concrete foundation to the students in the cutting edge areas of Computer Science Engineering and further help them in excelling in the chosen areas of advanced computer science areas like Machine Learning, Algorithms, Data Science, Internet of Things, Computing and Data Security and privacy.
M.Tech (Computer Science & Engineering)