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Department of Computer Science

Gujarat University, Navrangura, Ahmedabad – 380009.

TeleFax : +91-79-26300164/877

 

Head             :  Dr. Savita Gandhi

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

 

Brief History

 The Department of Computer Science, Gujarat University, housed at Rollwala Computer Centre was founded in 1982, amidst the scenic surroundings of the University Campus. The institute remains the dream destination of the students aspiring for a career in the field of Information Technology.

Mission

The  mission of   this  department   is to usher  in era of quality  software  professionalism relevant and  useful to the industry, business and other organization. The basic  purpose of this  MCA program  is to expose  the students  to the real world  issues, encourage them to pursue the course that fits one’s career goals and prepare  them to prove themselves in any national/international scenario.                           

The Department has the following Courses

The Department of Computer Science over the years has built a versatile system to train IT Professionals who are capable of achieving success in today's highly competitive and rapidly changing environment. Enough care is taken at the Department to see that besides academic knowledge, the students are equipped with technical, communication, analytical and quantitative skills. The Department provides the following courses :

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) since 1982 .
  • PG Diploma in Computer Science and Applications (PGDCSA) since 1982.

·         Master of Computer Applications (MCA) since 1988 .

 

The Culture

Our aim has always been to focus on the human dimension. The Department brings us together with exceptionally supportive faculty members, students and alumni. The faculty aims to inculcate in the students a culture characterized by integrity, mutual respect, enthusiasm and hard work. The students cooperate and compete to acquire a thorough knowledge of today's computer technology and to carve a niche for themselves in the IT industry.

  The Alumni

The alumni of the institute are very well placed in India and abroad. Many hold senior positions in major corporations and some are also successful entrepreneurs. They have contributed significantly in all the areas of Information Technology and have proved to be an invaluable asset to their respective organizations. They offer their insights and experiences to students of the Department and share career advice through formal and informal exchanges.

Infrastructure and Facilities

 

LABORATORY

 

The Laboratory at Department functions in a fully networked environment providing the students every software and hardware facility over a computing power that range from PCs to Minicomputers. The students have free access to a 64 kbps Leased line Internet connection right from morning till night.

 

                  

HARDWARE

SOFTWARES

SOFTWARES

CONFIGURATION

Operating systems

Packages and Tools

  • DEC ALPHA 2100

20 DEC ALPHA VAX WORKSTATIONS

  • OSF/1 (DEC/UNIX)
  • Open INGRES
  • DEC ALPHA 3000/600
  • Open VMS
  • Oracle 8i
  • DEC ALPHA 3000/300
  • Windows NT 4.0 (Workstation)
  • Visual Studio 6.0
  • Windows NT 4.0 Server
  • Windows 98
  • Lotus Notes 4.5
  • Windows 2000 Web server
  • Windows 2000 Server
  • Lotus Mail Server
  • Linux Proxy/Mail Server
  • Red Hat Linux 9.0
  • MS- Office 2000
  • Cisco Router

 

  • Corel Draw 10.0
  • Raid Modems

 

  • Adobe Photoshop 5.5
  • 15 P-iv Linux/windows NT Workstations

 

  • Flash 4.0
  • 20 P-III Windows NT Workstation

 

  • SPSS
  • Switches

 

  • Dream Weaver

 

 

  • Norton Antivirus

 

 

  • COBOL 9X

 

 

  • Visual Prolog

 

 

  • JDK 1.4

 

 

  • Turbo Analyst 4

 

 

 

LIBRARY

 

The student of Department have access to a well-stocked library, which comprises of extensive collection of computer related books and periodicals, over and above the Central Library of the University .The collection of books is updated periodically, as and when required.

 

 

    Courses Offered

 

 

 

1.         Ph.D.                          Doctor of Philosophy

2.         M.C.A.                        Master in Computer Applications

3.         P.G.D.C.S.A             Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science and

                                                Applications

 

Ph.D.

 

Department of Computer Science , Gujarat University is one of of the earliest in Gujarat to introduce  Ph.D Programme. Currently there are two recognized Ph.D. Guides in Gujarat University in the subject of Computer Science. Both the guides are from the Department of Computer Science, Gujarat University.

  1. Dr. Savita R. Gandhi, Professor & Head
  2. Dr. Jyoti S. Pareek , Reader

Many scholars are pursuing the research under them.

 

 

For more details visit   www.rollwala.org

 

Highlights

 

Recent Faculty & Department Acheivements

 

The department organized teachers training program on “Network Security” during March 27-29, 2006 under U.G.C. unassigned grant. 30 teachers from different B.C.A. and M.C.A. colleges participated in this training program. The program was jointly inaugurated by Dr. Nita Shah (Director, G.I.L.) and Prof. M.N. Patel (Principal, L.D. College of Engg.). Dr. Savita Gandhi, Dr. Jyoti Pareek, Ms. Flavia Lobo, Mr. Hiren Joshi, Mr. Hardik Joshi delivered lectures as internal resource person and Prof. Bhushan Trivedi (Professor, GLS), Prof. Buddhev (Professor, L.D. College of Engg.), Mr. Saumil Shah (C.E.O., NetSquare Co.), Mr. Harshal Arolkar(Asst. Professor, GLS)  were invited to deliver lectures as external resource persons. The topics covered in this program were broadly classified into ‘Cryptography, Public Key Infrastructure, Authentication and Security Standards’. Ms. Shaily Majmudar anchored this program. Finally, the certificates of participation were presented by Shri. R.P. Soni (Director, GLS).

 

In the month of March and April, 3 different companies came for campus placements for the M.C.A. 4th Semester students, who will pass out in July 2007, of which 6 students were selected in T.C.S., 5 students were selected in Impetus and 2 were selected in P.C.S. The salary offered is approximately 20,000 per month. With this nearly 45% of students are placed successfully. The dept. is expecting 100% placements in the near future. Dr. Jyoti Pareek is actively working as a placement co-ordinator.

 

Dr. Savita Gandhi presented a paper entitled “Automorphic Numbers” at 5th International Hawaii Conference on Mathematics, Statistics and Related Fields held at Honululu, Hawaii IslandsU.S.A. in the month of January 2006.

 

Ms. Flavia Lobo and Mr. Hardik Joshi participated in a 2-day workshop on 17th and 18th March, conducted by I.I.T. – Bombay. The title of the workshop was ‘New Frontiers in Database Research’.

 

Mr. Hardik Joshi participated in a one-day National workshop on ‘Data Mining’ conducted by the Dept. of Computer Sc. – Saurashtra University on 23rd of April 2007.

 

Dr. Savita Gandhi presented a paper in Gujarat Science Congress held on 26th March, 2007 at Ahmedabad. The paper is titled ‘Divisibility of (a2 + 1) by p’.

 

As Judges :

 

  • Dr. Savita Gandhi in Nirma University for Student Paper and Poster Presentation.

 

  • Dr. Jyoti Pareek in Nirma University in Preyoance – Poster Presentation.

 

·        Dr. Jyoti Pareek in GLS ‘Technofest” – Paper Presentation.

 

 

Student Achievements

 

·              Mr. Sanket Shah (student of first year M.C.A.) presented a paper entitled ‘Telecommunications – call tracing and analyzing application’ in ‘Student white paper contest’ arranged by Patni Consultancy Services in March April 2006, which was selected among best 10 papers out of 150 contributed papers throughout Gujarat State.

 

·        Following students have won gold medals for standing first in Gujarat University MCA/PGDCSA Examinations ( *** In MCA medal is awarded to the student who stands first amongst all the students of the various colleges affiliated to Gujarat University . As of now there are 14 colleges affiliated with Gujarat University ***)

 

Name of the students

Course

Year of Gold medal award

Ms. Shivani Jakhar

MCA

2001

Ms. Shaily Majmudar

PGDCSA

2001

Ms. Swati Baradia

MCA

2002

Mr. Ritesh Patel

PGDCSA

2002

Ms. Matri Shah

MCA

2003 

Ms. Sejal Doshi

PGDCSA

2003

Ms. Chitra

MCA

2004

Mr. Shreyans Soni

PGDCSA

2004

Ms. Smita Ramani

PGDCSA

2005

Mr. Sajith Nair

MCA

2005

 

 

 

·        Mr. Sajith Nair  (MCA-VI) won the first prize in Minakshi Lalit Science Award In Computer science, Instituted by Gujarat  Science Academy , for two consecutive  years (2003-2004 and 2004-2005).

 

·        Paper  of Mr. Vikas bansali and Mr. Akash  Shekhar ( students of MCA-IV),  got selected (as one of the best four papers) for oral presentation in the PG category in Twelfth International Conference on Advanced Computing “ADCOM 2004” organized jointly by ACS(Advanced Computing and Communications Society) ,  IEEE, Gujarat Section and CSI  Ahmedabad chapter.

 

·        Mr. Hemal Shah , student of MCA-IV, presented the paper in National Level Technical symposium and Student Paper Contest NTSSPC3CT-04 organized by CSI Ahmedabad Chapter held in March 2004.

 

·        Students team Reached the third round in the Microsoft international students project competition Imagine Cup   in the year 2001-2002   &  2003-2004.

 

·        Mr. Anshul Namjoshi and Mr. Pratik Jain , MCA students , won second prize at the programming contest organized by DDIT Nadiad in 2001.

 

·        Ms. Nidhi Shah , student of MCA-IV,  became Microsoft Students Champ, and participated in various seminars to get trained for organizing Microsoft students seminar and other  activities.

 

·        No of  students along with the faculty members have become member of  IBM LINUX Club.

 

·        Students have won for many years the general Quiz Contest organized by the Rotary club and have received the trophy for the same.

 

·        In the current academic year students organized Volley-Ball tournament. Two teams from  MCA-I and two teams from MCA-III participated in the tournament.

 

·        Students have also started a puzzle corner, where every week one or two puzzles are displayed and solutions are invited from the students. Student who gives the best answer is declared the winner at the end of the week and correct solutions are displayed.

 

Placement Activities

 

The placement activities at the institute are coordinated by a placement committee comprising of representative from amongst the students and placement officer of the institute. This committee acts as an interface between the organization and the students.


 

 

Faculty

Name

: Dr. Savita R. Gandhi

Qualification

: M.Sc. (Mathematics), Ph.D.(Mathematics),A.A.S.I      

Designation

: Professor & Head of Department

Areas of Specialization

:  Mathematics, Computer Science

Contact No.

: (O) 26300164, 26300877 (R) 26857434  (M) 9426043754

Name

: Dr. Jyoti S. Pareek

Qualification

: M.Sc. (Computer Science), Ph.D.(Computer Science)      

Designation

: Reader

Areas of Specialization

:  Computer Science

Contact No.

: (O) 26300164, 26300877   (M) 9825599289

Name

: Dr. Hiren Joshi

Qualification

: M.Sc. (IT & CA), Ph.D.(Computer Science)      

Designation

: Lecturer

Areas of Specialization

:  Computer Science 

Contact No.

: (O) 26300164, 26300877 (M)9427221084

Name

: Mr. Hardik Joshi

Qualification

: M.Phil , MCA

Designation

: Lecturer

Areas of Specialization

:  Computer Science 

Contact No.

: (O) 26300164, 26300877 (M)9375711821