The Department of Computer Science and Automation (CSA) was created in 1969 and
was originally called the School of Automation till the mid-eighties. Ever
since its inception, the department has been a pioneering academic centre for
higher education, research, and innovation in key areas of computer science.
The vision of the department is to enable India's excellence in the world of
computer science and automation. The driving mission for the department is to
advance the frontiers of research in computer science and automation and offer
world-class pedagogical and research experience to its students. CSA is
recognized as a Centre for Advanced Study by the University Grants Commission
and has recently been awarded a FIST (Fund for Infrastructure in Science and
Technology) grant by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of
India. According to the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities, IISc
Computer Sciences is ranked in the range 51-75.
CSA researchers contribute to cutting-edge research in topical areas of
computer science and are actively engaged in many high impact collaborative
projects. The faculty members have received numerous awards in recognition of
their excellence in research, including the J.C. Bose National Fellowship, IEEE
Fellowship, Fellowships of National Academies, Shantiswarup Bhatnagar Award,
Swarnajayanti Fellowship, Faculty Awards from global R&D companies, Young
Scientist Awards, and Best Paper Awards.
The department attracts talented students from all over India. There are
currently 132 research students on roll (96 Ph.D. students, 36 M.Sc. (Engg.)
students). All graduates of CSA find excellent placements in research-oriented
industries and top ranking global companies.
CSA alumni are at the forefront of research and development in computer science
and related fields within India and internationally. The department's alumni
include renowned academicians, leaders in computer and IT industry,
distinguished scientists, and trendsetting entrepreneurs.