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. ...

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. 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 got accreditation by NBA twice during 2004 and 2008 each time for 3 years. Now, department is applying for the third time for Tier-II NBA accreditation (under Washington accord).

The department has signed an MOU with Infosys Campus Connect Programme to prepare students with current trends in IT Sector.
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 sectorss.


Vision and Mission

Vision of the Department

To evolve as centre of excellence in field of education and research in computer science and engineering, mould professionals catering to the needs of society at national and international level.

Mission of the Department

To emphasize on research in cutting edge technology to meet the ever-changing industry requirements.
To inculcate professional behavior with ethical values and leadership abilities.
To develop partnership with industry and alumni.
To impart fundamental knowledge in computer science and engineering and deliver high quality professional education.


Academic Programmes, Eligibility and Objectives


Academic Programmes

Department of Computer Science offers 4 years BE course and the intake is 90. 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 (90 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.


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 1 may 2015. Her area of research is Digital Image Processing. She has published more than 25 research papers in International and National Journals. She has attended many national and international conferences. 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





Name Research Centre No. of Candidates
No. of Ph.Ds
Dr. Suvarna Nandyal CSE 6 -
Dr. Rekha Patil CSE 0 -
Dr. Sujatha Terdal CSE 6 -
Dr. Jayashree AgarKhed CSE 8 -

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. Both labs are networked with wired and also with Wifi. Entire Campus network control system is housed in CSE department. Students have the reprographic and printing facility for any important hardcopy requirements. The sitting arrangement for students is ergonomic based. The department also has a hardware lab for conducting experiments on Microprocessor and in digital logic design.


Following are the laboratories conducted in CSE department for various semesters.

  • 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 Lab.
  • Advanced Java Lab
  • Basic Java Lab


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 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 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)
  • Prof. Jyothi Patil (Member)
  • Dr. Sujatha Terdal (Member)
  • Prof. Shridevi Soma (Member)
  • Dr. Jayashree Agarkhed (Member)
  • Prof. Chandrakanth Biradar (Member)
  • Sri. Amarnath Bhadrashetty (industry) (Member)
  • Prof. Suvarna Kanakareddy (CSE, BVB CE, Hubli) (Academic Member)
  • Prof. KrishnaMohan (IIT, Hyderabad) (Member)
  • Infosys Representative (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 on 10/8/2015
  • Oracle Database Fundamentals- Webinar - Infosys Campus Connect Programme. From 19th Aug. to 4th Sept. 2015 for faculty and 5th Sem students.