PDA College of Engineering, Kalaburagi

ESTD: 1958

An Autonomous


Foreseeing the scope in the growth of Information Technology, Computer Science and Engineering department was established to offer Undergraduate Programme in Computer Science and Engineering way back in 1984. Initially, department started with an intake of 40 students. The first head of the department was Prof. P.R. Ainapur (1984-2002). This department achieved phenomenal growth under the able administration of Heads of the Department, Prof.P.R. Ainapur (1984-2002), Dr. Basawraj Amarapur(2002-2004), Dr.Rekha Patil(2004-2015) and now, Dr.Suvarna Nandyal. ...

Current intake of students for Computer Science and Engineering Department is: 120. 

To keep pace with technological trends in the IT sector, department is offering Graduate course (BE), two Post Graduate Programmes (M.Tech), namely, Computer Science & Engineering and Computer Network & Engineering and a Research Centre. In the year 2013, Research Centre was sanctioned by VTU Belgaum to boost research activities in the field of Computer Science and Engineering.

Department has highly qualified and experienced faculty with specializations in Image Processing , Computer Networking , Mobile computing and Data Analytics etc. There are seven faculty having Ph.D. degree. The average teaching experience of faculty is more than 15 years.

Students of this department have secured ranks in final exams and bagged many awards in curricular and co-curricular activities.

Department has state of the art computing facilities to cater to the needs of students. To name a few computing facilities - Wi-Fi network, Data Servers, over 150 desktops, laptops interconnected via fiber optic network to share the computing resources. Department follows software ethics strictly. All the systems are installed with licensed software like Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, Dot Net, Java, C/C++, Oracle, QUALNET Network Simulator and other system and application software.

Department has conducted many useful workshops and seminars and collaborative international workshop in the field of computer science and engineering.

Department got accreditation by NBA twice during 2004 and 2008 each time for 3 years. Now, department has applied for the third time for Tier-I NBA accreditation (under Washington accord).

The department has quite impressive and strong base of Alumni. Many Alumni of this department are performing as entrepreneurs in India and abroad as well. Many others are well positioned and working in government and private sectors. 



Vision and Mission

Vision of the Department

To evolve as centre of excellence in the field of Computer education and research to prepare professionals catering to the needs of IT industries at national and international level.

Mission of the Department
  • To impart fundamental knowledge in Computer science and Engineering and deliver high quality professional education.
  • To emphasize on research in cutting edge technology to meet the ever-changing industry requirements.
  • To inculcate professional behaviour with ethical values and leadership abilities.


Academic Programmes, Eligibility and Objectives


Academic Programmes

Department of Computer Science offers 4 years BE course and the intake is 120. It offers two 2 years Post Graduation courses. and department has a VTU recognized research centre and offers Ph.D. in faculty of Computer Science and Engineering.

Programmes Offered
  • B.E Computer Science & Engineering (120 Intake).
  • M.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering (25 Intake) (Full time).
  • M.Tech in Computer Networks & Engineering(18 Intake) (Full time).

 Program Educational Objectives

  • To enable the graduates to acquire strong foundation in mathematics, science and engineering disciplines.
  • To prepare for successful career in software industry or related fields and contribute to the profession. with ethical responsibility.
  • To involve in research and engage in sustained learning and adapt to ever changing technological and societal requirements.
  • Engage in multidisciplinary projects leading to entrepreneurship.

 Program Outcomes

  • Graduate will be able to apply knowledge of mathematics, Science and Foundational Engineering concepts to solve computing problems.
  • Graduate will acquire an ability to understand, identify formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • Graduate will possess strong fundamental computer engineering concepts and apply this knowledge to excel in his/her profession.
  • Graduate will be able apply algorithmic principles and demonstrate, excellent programming, analytical, logical and problem solving skills.
  • Graduate will demonstrate an ability to design, develop, test, debug and deploy a software system using relevant tools in accordance with current industry standards.
  • Graduate will be able to demonstrate the knowledge of computing/managerial principles to solve and manage IT projects.
  • Graduate will be able to effectively communicate technical information in speech, presentation and in writing.
  • Graduates will possess leadership skills with best professional ethical practices and social concern.
  • Graduates will acquire an ability to engage in continuing professional development.

Academic Eligibility

Admission to B.E. courses: The student should have passed 2nd PUC / 12th standard or equivalent examination with English as one of the languages and obtained 45% of marks in aggregate in Physics & Mathematics along with Chemistry / Bio-Technology / Computer Science / Electronics / Biology In case of candidates belonging to Karnataka Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and other Backward Classes (Category I, 2A, 2B, 3A & 3B,) the minimum marks for the purpose of eligibility will be 40% of marks in aggregate in the optional subjects in the qualifying examination.

Admission to M.Tech Full Time:  Admission to M.Tech. course shall be open to candidates who have passed B.E/B.Tech in relevant descipline with not less than 50% of the marks in aggregate of all the semester / years of the degree examination (cumulative sum of secured marks of all the semesters / years divided by the sum of maximum marks). However, in the case of candidates from Karnataka belonging to **SC/ST/Cat-I, marks shall not be less than 45%. The M.Tech (CSE) programme is a two year four semester programme devised for students who have completed BE (CSE) and complete the admission requirement. A student who takes admission after BE (CSE) has to complete 100 credits for award of the degree.



 (Jun 2016)

AUG 2016






Revised syllabus for academic year 2017-2018.



Head of the Department:Dr. Suvarna Nandyal B.E., M.Tech, Ph.D.

Prof. Dr. Suvarna Nandyal has completed BE and M.Tech from PDA College of Engg. Gulbarga and completed Ph.D. from JNT University, Hyderabad. She has taken charge of HOD computer science and engg. department from 8th may 2015. Her area of research is Digital Image Processing. She has published more than 50 research papers in International and National Journals. She has attended many national and international conferences. She has organized workshops on current topics like Digital Image Processing, Cloude computing and many more. She has presented a paper at International conference on Digital Image Processing at Singapore. She has worked as P.G. Coordinator. She has organized workshops on Digital Image Processing and Cloud Computing.

Faculty Details




Department has VTU recognized research centre under faculty of computer science and engineering.

Department has adequate research facilities in the form of state of the art advanced computer systems, simulators and reference material to cater to the needs of research students.

There are seven doctorate faculty in the department to takeup/guide any research work. 

There a quite good number of research scholars registered for Ph.D. under doctorate faculty of our department under Computer Networking and Digital Image Processing areas.

 Research Guides:

Name Research Centre No. of Candidates
No. of Ph.Ds
Dr. Suvarna Nandyal CSE 6 -
Dr. Rekha Patil CSE 6 -
Dr. Sujatha Terdal CSE 6 -
Dr. Jayashree AgarKhed CSE 8 -
Dr. Shridevi Soma CSE 1 -
Dr. Anita Harsoor CSE 0 -
Dr. Prakash Pattan CSE 5 -

Major Research Areas: Image Processing, Cloud Computing, Adhoc Networks, Data Mining, Systems and Information, Wireless Sensor Networks etc.


Infrastructure and Facilities

The department has two air conditioned computer centres with all the modern computing facilities. Most of the labs are planned and conducted in LINUX (Ubuntu). Both labs are networked with wired and Wifi connectivity. Entire Campus network control system is housed in CSE department. Students have the reprographic and printing facility for any important hardcopy requirements.  The department also has a hardware lab for conducting experiments on Microprocessor and in digital logic design. The deprtment also has IOT Lab. for UG and PG projects


Following are the laboratories conducted in CSE department (in LINUX enivronment - Ubuntu 14.0) for various semesters.

All labs are equipped with Video Projectors for effective demonstration and explanation of lab exercises.

For every laboratory manuals are prepared and kept in lab. for students reference.

Every system is with highspeed internet facility. 

  • Computer Programming Using C
  • Logic Design Lab.
  • Data Structures Lab
  • Object Oriented Programming Laboratory
  • Database Management System Lab
  • Operating System Lab
  • System Software  Laboratory
  • Computer Graphics Laboratory
  • Computer Networks Lab
  • Web Technology Lab
  • Project
  • Microprocessor Lab
  • Unix Laboratory
  • Java Laboratory
  • IOT Laboratory
  • Software Engineering and Testing 

Computer Hardware facilities

130 Number of I5 Systems, I5 Laptops and other highend machines with licenced softwares.

3 Number of Laser Printers.

Every students has individual access to systems and can access to e-resources any time.


Department Library

The department Library consists of more than 1000 books, manuals and project reports are available. This library facility is utilized by Staff members, UG and PG students.

Department Library


Research Facilities

Department has VTU recognized research centre under faculty of computer science and engineering.

Department has adequate research facilities in the form of state of the art advanced computer systems, simulators and reference material to cater to the needs of research students.

There are seven doctorate faculty in the department to takeup/guide any research work. 

There a quite good number of research scholars registered for Ph.D. under doctorate faculty of our department under Computer Networking and Digital Image Processing areas.


There are more than 50 publications published in National, International Conference proceedings and Journals by individual faculty members of the department.

Students Association

Blue Chip Association – A students association is started in the year 1990 with the initiation of Late Sri. Vijay Hiremath. It has elected body with one of the faculty member associated as Advisor to coordinate the activities of the association. Association frames programmes to develop skills that are necessary for a student by regularly organizing co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. It also enables alumni interaction with the students by organizing lectures. It provides a platform for students to expression themselves through student centric activities like, quiz competitions, sports, programming competitions, debates, talent shows, cultural activities etc.


Members of BlueChip Association


Events conducted

  • Every year, Project exhibition of final semester students.
  • Conducting Seminars and Workshops hosted by department
  • Conducting Cultural activities
  • Conducting Quiz, Programming Competitions, Seminars, Lectures, Talent Shows Etc.
  • Organized Freshers Day for 3rd sem Students every year.
  • Organizing Farewell meet every year.
  • Organizing Alumni and Parent meets.
  • Organizing sports activities.


Grants received

  • Received grant under MODROBS for Fuzzy and Neural Networks lab.
  • Received grants for various students projects under Karnataka State Council of Science and Technology (KSCST ), Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of Karnataka.
  • Received grants under TEQIP Phase 1 and Phase 2 schemes for infrastructure and faculty development.

Board of Studies (BOS) Members

  • Dr. Suvarna Nandyal (Chairman)
  • Dr. Rekha Patil (Member)
  • Dr. Sujata Terdal (Member)
  • Dr. Jayashree Terdal (Member)
  • Prof. Jyothi Patil (Member)
  • Prof. Shridevi Soma (Member)
  • Dr. Anita Harsoor (Member)
  • Prof. Rekha Patil (Member)
  • Sri. Sharanu Sali (industry) (Member)
  • Dr. Ganga Holi (CSE, GAIT, Bangalore) (Academic Member)
  • Dr. Shubhangi D.C. (VTU Regional Center, Kalaburagi) (Member)
  • Infosys Representative (Member)


Board of Examiners (BOE) Members

  • Dr. Sujata Terdal (Chairman)
  • Dr. Suvarna Nandyal (Member)
  • Dr. Rekha Patil (Member)
  • Prof. Jyothi Patil (Member)
  • Prof. Shridevi Soma (Member)
  • Dr. Jayashree Agarkhed (Member)
  • Dr. Anita Harsoor (Member)
  • Prof. Chandrakant Biradar (Member)

Contact Department

Dr. Suvarna Nandyal
Head of the Department
Dept. of Computer Science and Engg.
PDA College of Engineering
Kalaburgi – 585 103. (Karnataka)

Email: suvarna_nandyal@yahoo.com
Cell: 09449618903.


PG Course Coordinators

For Computer Science and Engg.

Prof. Shridevi Soma,
Assoc. Prof, CSE Dept.
Cell: 09449639017

For Computer Networks and Engg

Dr. Jayashree Agarkhed,
Professor, CSE Dept.
Cell: 09739252717.


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News and Events

  • Orientation Program for BE 3rd Sem CSE organized.


  •  A Campus Connect Webinar on "Oracle Database Fundamentals" was conducted from 19th aug 2015 to 4th sept 2015.



  •  Two Days Training Programme for Students on "Mongo DB" was organized on 4th & 5th Sept 2015.



  • “International Conference on Current Research and Applications in Electrical Science” held on 4th & 5th Oct 2016 at Seminar hall, SAC Building, PDACE kalaburgi.
  • Alumni Meet is conducted on 26.8.2017
  • Parents meet is conducted on 26.8.2017