PDA College of Engineering, Kalaburagi

ESTD: 1958

An Autonomous


The department is established in the year 2000 with an intake of 40 students. The department is equipped with all necessary infrastructure and laboratory facilities. Present intake of department is 40 with total of more than 120 students studying in I, II, III and IV year. Keeping in view of the vision and mission, the department is untiringly stepping towards progress and achieving excellence in various aspects such as student’s performance and quality, student teacher relationships, student’s motivation towards research oriented aspects and imbibing good human qualities and moral in them.  Department has well qualified, dedicated, expert faculty and supporting staff.   

Program of the department has granted academic autonomy by VTU and UGC in 2007. Department has recognized as Research Centre by VTU, Belagavi in the year 2013. At present 11 research scholars are pursuing their Ph.D., Research centre put forward its activities and grabbed the AICTE research promotion schemes which is benefited with rupees 3,00,000 to carry out the  research projects.   

Department has signed MoU with Minds Solvit Pvt. Ltd., IT Park, Gulbarga, Global Edge Technologies, Bangalore etc., which has become a bench mark for the students to get expose to the  corporate sector. All the students undergo around 100 hrs of training encompassing soft skills, spoken/written English and other personality development activities.

Many alumni of this department are performing as entrepreneurs in India and many other are well placed in private and public sectors. 

Vision and Mission

Vission of the Department

"To impart sustainable quality education and training in the field of Information Technology and prepare socially responsive professionals to fulfill the needs of the industries at local and global levels."

Mission of the Department

  • To offer fundamental knowledge in the area of information technology
  • To promote team work through projects and co curricular activities
  • To encourage R&D activities through industry and alumni collaboration
  • To develop high quality IT professionals with ethical responsibility to  satisfy the needs of the society

Academic Programmes, Eligibility and Objectives


Programmes Offered

  • B.E. in Information Science and Engineering
  • M.Tech. in Information Technology (Proposed)


Program Educational Objectives

  1. To apply knowledge of computing, mathematical foundations, modeling and designing system based real world applications.
  2. An ability to use current technical skills and tools necessary for computing practice.
  3. To analyze problem and formulate appropriate computing requirements for obtaining solutions.
  4. To function effectively on multi-disciplinary teams (Team work) to plan, implement and execute the tasks.
  5. To possess leadership & management skills with best professional ethical practices and social concern.
  6. An understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment.
  7. To recognize the importance of professional development by pursuing postgraduate studies or face competitive examinations that offer challenging and rewarding careers in computing.



Program Outcomes

    1. To enable graduates with leadership, project management and team development skills
    2. Be acquainted with major professional, social and ethical issues related to information systems
    3. To enable the graduate to become a good entrepreneur
    4. Prepare graduates to gain the higher education and be equipped to participate in lifelong learning


Academic Eligibility

The students 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 and 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 1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B) the minimum marks for the purpose of eligibility will be 40% of marks in aggregate in the optional subjects in the qualifying examination.


Lesson Plan


Head of the Department: Dr.Bharati Harsoor BE,M.Tech, Ph.D.



Prof. Dr. Bharati Harsoor has completed BE and M.Tech from PDA College of Engg. Gulbarga and completed Ph.D. from Osmania University, Hyderabad.  Her area of research is Computer Networks. She has published more than 25 research papers in International and National Journals. She has attended many national and international conferences. She has organized workshop on Cloud Computing.

Faculty Details




Funded projects

AICTE Sponsored research promotion scheme

For the project titled “Recognization of Teeline shorthand in Mobile Hand held devices : An approach to Fast Data Entry” - AICTE sanctioned Rs. 3,00,000/- for the project.




Infrastructure and Facilities


  • Located at Newly Built Complex with modern facilities.Area:1840 Sqm. in two floors.
  • 2 classrooms with modern teaching aids.
  • Department Library with requisite number of books with well furnished reading room.
  • Three Computer Laboratories, with wireless network corridors.
  • A seminar hall equipped with Digital Audiovisual facilities.

The Important Laboratories include

• Data Structures Laboratory
• Logic Design Laboratory
• Design and Analysis of Algorithms Laboratory
• Operating Systems Laboratory
• Unix Systems Programming Laboratory
• Computer Networks Laboratory
• OOPS Laboratory with C++
• Data Base Management systems Laboratory
• Microprocessor Laboratory
• Data Mining Laboratory with PASW Moduler -13
• Web programming Laboratory
• J2EE Laboratory
• Project work Laboratory

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Lab Facilities:

  • Lab1 has a total area of 251 sq.m with 15 HP Systems and Five Lenovo Think Center Systems with wired network.
  • Lab2 has a total area of 335 sq.m with 24 HP Systems with wired network.
  • Lab3 has a total area of 42 sq.m with 15 IBM systems along with facilities to conduct hardware lab.
  • Well equipped seminar hall with digital environment and interactive board.

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Faculty Achievements

  • Our faculties have presented & published almost 50+ papers in various National/International Conferences in India and abroad and almost 30+ publications in International Journals.
  • Most of our faculty members reviewed a research papers for National and International Conferences.
  • One of our faculty Prof. Uday S. Balagar has been awarded as the Best performer for the academic year 2013-14


Students Achievements

  • Five of student’s project got selected for KSCST for academic year 2013-14.
  • Three of our students cleared their KAS prelims and stepping for their finals.
  • One of our student participated in zonal round of “RoboTryst – 2014 organized by Robosapiens Technologies Pvt. Ltd., in association with Tryst-2014 at IIT Delhi.
  • ITBT Government of Karnataka sanctioned rupees three lakhs for the student’s project entitled “Smart Water Way “.
  • Students have presented many papers in National/International Conferences
  • Our students have won awards in various competitions & Poster presentations at various inter college level. 


Awards and Ranks

Students of the Department have achieved ranks at the University level(VTU) and gold medal at college level.

  • Miss. Ambika Avanti bagged IX rank at VTU Level
  • Miss. Nida Sumayya bagged nine gold medals in second convocation of the college.
  • Miss Trupti of lateral entry bagged gold medal in third convocation of the college.  


Faculty development Programs / Workshop / Seminars

  • One week FDP program on Hands-on Training Program on MATLAB and its Applications in Digital Image Processing and Pattern Reorganization (TEQIP-II) 13-17 October, 2014
  • One week workshop on Features of JAVA and J2EE – A practical Approach (TEQIP-II) 24-28 November, 2014
  • One week workshop on PC Trouble Shooting, Networking and System Administration (TEQIP-II) 3-8 April, 2013.

Department Library :

Department library in concurrent with college central library houses around 300 books and few journals to cater to 160 students and faculty of the department.




Board of Studies (BOS) Members

  • Dr. BHARATI HARSOOR (Chairman)
  • Dr. Vishwanath B (Member)
  • Prof. Uday Balgar (Member)
  • Prof. Uday Bellary (Member)
  • Prof. Ravindra Kanta (Member)
  • Prof. Manohar Madgi (KLE Institute of Technologies, hubli) (Academic Member)
  • Prof. Jaykumar Guragol (Sahyadri college of Engineering, Manglore) (Academic Member)
  • Mr. Rajshekar C. Hiremath (IBM India, Banglore) (Industry Member)
  • Mr. Abhijeet Deshpande(Sapient Corporate, Banglore) (Alumnus Member)


Contact Department

Dr. Bharati Harsoor, HOD
Department of Information Science and Engineering
P D A College of Engineering,

Phone: 9448585893 - Email ID: bharathi_a@rediffmail.com


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