The Department of Information Science and Engineering (ISE) was established in the year 1992 affiliated to Bangalore University with an intake of 30. In 1998, the college was affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi.
The intake of students was enhanced to 60 in the year 2000. The UG course has an intake of 60 students and 10% lateral entry students. The department has been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi since 2004. ISE department has obtained academic autonomous status under VTU, Belagavi in the year 2010. The PG course M.Tech in Computer Networking and Engineering was started in the year 2013 with the intake of 24 and M.Tech in Cyber Forensics and Information Security was started in the year 2018 with the intake of 18.
The Department has been recognized as a Research & Development(R & D) center under VTU, Belagavi. Presently 31 Ph.D. Research Scholars are engaged in Research and Development. The department is successfully engaging the sponsored research projects funded by various agencies such as AICTE, DST, VTU, VGST, and KSCST. Postgraduate students and Ph.D. scholars are supported by TEQIP, Government of India scholarships and research projects.
The department has well equipped laboratories. Licensed software such as Xilinx, MATLAB, Oracle and Microsoft products are used to conduct laboratory experiments. Facilities are available to carry out projects in Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics, IOT, Computer Networks, Cyber Security & Cyber Forensics domains. The department encourages students to take up MOOC based online courses in SWAYAM-NPTEL, Coursera and Udacity.
The department has fourteen highly qualified and motivated faculty members out of which six are Doctorates from recognized universities with diverse specializations like Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Adhoc Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks, Software Engineering etc. All faculties are involved in research and technical paper publications in reputed technical journals, conferences across the world. They are the members of prestigious professional bodies like ISTE, ISSS, CRSI, and CSI. IEEE and CSI Students Chapter has been set up.
The department has been organizing seminars, workshops, expert lectures sponsored by funding agencies such as TEQIP, ATAL for the students and academicians in the emerging areas of Information Science stream to imbibe lifelong learning. Department invites industry experts to deliver sessions related to syllabus to enable the students to get industry exposure. The department encourages the students to conduct and participate in extra-curricular &sports activities. The Alumni Meet is conducted every year and alumni network is very active where they share their expertise by giving seminars, webinars and workshops for both UG and PG students.
The department has MoUs with leading IT Industries such as EMC Corporation, TCS and Li2 Innovations etc. It organizes Industry-Institute Interaction programmes such as Industrial visits and Internships with the industries such as TCS Technologies, Tejas Networks, Nokia, Philips, Netgear etc. Students are placed, both in India and abroad, in several leading National and International companies.