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B Tech Computer Science Engineering

BTech CSE subjects, syllabus, specialisations, placements, highlights and more.

B Tech Computer Science Engineering: Overview

Purpose of the programme

NIIT University’s (NU) B Tech Computer Science Engineering (CSE) programme aims to create a pool of multi-faceted, problem-solving computer science graduates, who will lead the way in finding problems and solving them when they move into the industry or build their own startups. NU’s purpose is to create an environment that provokes thinking, and enables free-flowing, flexible, limitless and holistic learning for students. NU is on a mission to make higher education industry-linked, technology-based, research-driven and seamless.

NU conducted a brand survey in the latter half of 2021. “What sets NU students apart?” we asked our industry partners, during the survey. A significant percentage of them, who have hired our students, said, “NUtons are problem solvers and are among our best hires. – The NU Brand Survey, 2021

B Tech Computer Science Engineering Highlights

NU’s focus has always been student centricity. We design our courses and programmes with the student’s future and aspirations in mind. Our flagship B Tech Computer Science Engineering programme is a high-impact course that truly empowers our students and helps to accelerate their careers. Here’s how.

Advanced B Tech CSE syllabus & curriculum

Our B Tech Computer Science Engineering course incorporates the latest digital transformation technologies that are expected to change the future of work. According to a McKinsey report, digital technologies could contribute $550 billion to $1 trillion of economic impact per year in India by the year 2025. Reflecting the same trend, NASSCOM lists Big Data Analytics, Cloud & Cybersecurity Services, IoT, Artificial Intelligence and many other Digital Technologies as the skills of the future.

These deep insights from the industry have led NU to infuse the CSE syllabus with relevant and advanced digital technologies that will enable our students (NUtons) to add immense value to the organisations that hire them. The B Tech Computer Science Engineering syllabus is embedded with subjects such as Full Stack Programming, Big Data, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things (IOT) to equip students with advanced and futuristic technology skills.

Our innovative curriculum, pedagogy and assessment methods are aligned to the National Education Policy and geared towards preparing students for the future.
B Tech CSE Level-1 Jobs:
  • Java Developer
  • Mobile Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Web developer
  • Front End Engineer
  • Back End Engineer
  • Solutions Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Cloud Engineer
  • UX Designer
  • Network Administrator
  • QA Engineer
  • Data Analytics – SQL Expert
  • Java Developer
  • Mobile Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Web developer
  • Front End Engineer
  • Back End Engineer
  • Solutions Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Cloud Engineer
  • UX Designer
  • Network Administrator
  • QA Engineer
  • Data Analytics – SQL Expert

B Tech CSE Advanced Jobs:

  • Enterprise Architect
  • DevOps Engineer
  • ETS Consultant
  • Cloud Architect
  • Data Architect
  • Solutions Architect
  • API Microservice Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Technical Program Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Enterprise Architect
  • DevOps Engineer
  • ETS Consultant
  • Cloud Architect
  • Data Architect
  • Solutions Architect
  • API Microservice Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Technical Program Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Business Development Manager

B Tech Computer Science syllabus: Focused on industry immersion

Consistent with our core principle of industry-linkage, the hallmark of the NU B Tech Computer Science Engineering programme is its deep rootedness into industry.
The B Tech Computer Science Engineering syllabus includes an immersive, live R&D project in the sixth semester. It is a comprehensive component of NIIT’s B Tech CSE programme and is taken up under faculty mentors. Selected computer science and engineering students get the opportunity to work in collaboration with industry partners and gain immensely from this opportunity.
Further, as a part of the B Tech CSE syllabus, the eighth semester in the final year involves a compulsory six-month industry practice. The industry project can be completed either at the industry site or in the campus under joint supervision of industry and faculty mentors. At the end of the programme, successful candidates may even be hired by the industry partner. IBM has been a steadfast industry practice partner right from the inception of the university.
Amazon, IBM, PwC, MakeMyTrip, Cognizant, Freecharge, SAP, Genpact, Swiggy, Morgan Stanley, Zomato, Technovia, etc., are other companies where our B Tech CSE students get placed for their Industry Practice and projects.

B Tech Computer Science: Undergraduate research

The B Tech Computer Science Engineering syllabus structure at NU is flexible enough to provide students — interested in higher studies and careers in industrial R&D — with opportunities to participate in research at the undergraduate level itself. Students pursuing B Tech CSE have the opportunity to participate in R&D projects in the sixth semester as per the curriculum. Those interested can (optionally) also undertake projects under faculty guidance during the summer breaks. During the eighth semester of the B Tech Computer Science Engineering programme, Industry Practice can be taken up in an R&D organisation by students with a research bent of mind. Several of our undergraduate students co-author and present research papers at international conferences.

B Tech Computer Science with a customisable curriculum & subjects

NU’s project-based learning methodology allows students to customise the B Tech Computer Science Engineering curriculum to suit the teaching-learning style of the teacher and the student, which means you can customise as much as 31% of your course curriculum and pick B Tech CSE subjects that suit to your aptitude and interests.

Top-notch faculty for B Tech Computer Science

Faculty in the B Tech Computer Science Engineering area at NU are from well-known universities like IIT-ISM Dhanbad; Missouri University of Science and Technology, Missouri, USA; Ohio University, Ohio, USA, and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA. Our faculty comes with prior rich work experience in teaching, research, industry and the government. Their research has been published in several international journals and conference proceedings.

A unique teaching methodology for B Tech Computer Science

A unique teaching methodology is used at NU.  This approach helps students to develop independent learning skills and builds a deeper understanding of Computer Science Engineering subjects.

Start-up culture to groom B Tech Computer Science students

At NU you, it’s not just a degree that you walk out with. We encourage you to explore, innovate and take risks. We groom you to become successful entrepreneurs. Our Centre for Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship (CIIE) plays a pivotal role in helping build student-owned startups at NU. The grooming at NU ensures that our students (NUtons) acquire strong problem-solving capabilities and are able to think of bold ideas that ultimately transform into successful startups.

The growing list of startups from NU bears testimony to the university’s purpose of provoking original thinking and creating problem solvers out of students. NU has so far given birth to 29 start-ups across. Here is a list of some of the startups built at NU.

Placements – B Tech Computer Science Engineering

NIIT University is the preferred hiring destination for 700 active industry partners from IBM and Tata Consultancy Services to Morgan Stanley and Deloitte, to Zomato and Big Basket. Our unique placement process begins right from the first year. We groom our students and help them develop skills that empowers them when they step out into the real world. Our active career development council along with initiatives like ‘design my future’, ‘industry practice’, and ‘summer internships’, propel our students forward into their career of choice.

Our B Tech CSE students are a sought-after lot in the industry. Their higher-order thinking abilities, problem-solving skills combined with their entrepreneurial spirit give them a sharp competitive edge. NU’s deep-rooted and longstanding industry partnerships.

Since inception, NU’s B Tech programmes have retained the 100% placements track record*. Even during the pandemic period, the record has remained intact.


placements* since inception


Lakhs per Annum Highest CTC

Placement partners

Students pursuing this stream find rewarding professional opportunities with reputed organisations.

Top Placement Partners

B Tech Computer Science Engineering Course Outline

NU’s industry-linked B Tech Computer Science programme prepares students for the industry and makes them job-ready. Discover what we offer as B Tech CSE subjects as a part of the syllabus & curriculum.
NU’s B Tech in Computer Science & Engineering course emphasises on digital transformation technologies. The programme focuses on building a solid foundation in mathematical and algorithmic concepts. It has a robust industry linkage to make students industry-ready. A wide range of electives and projects offers students the flexibility to pursue their interests.
A student must complete 175-178 credits in four academic years, constituting eight semesters. The first seven semesters are organised on the campus, while the last semester is conducted off-campus at a particular industry location, and termed ‘Industry Practice’.
A student cannot take more than six academic years to complete the programme. After the programme, a student is awarded a B Tech degree subject to complying with the stipulated conditions for minimum academic performance.
The categories in the programme are:
  • Programme core – humanities, social sciences and management – to acquire interdisciplinary knowledge
  • Professional core – To gain proficiency in a particular domain
  • Mathematics and Basic Sciences – to develop analytical ability
  • Professional electives – To specialise in an industry-specific domain
  • R&D project – To inculcate a research-focused bent of mind
  • Capstone project – To groom students in cutting-edge technologies and industry best practices
  • Open electives – To identify professional interests
  • Industry Practice – To build seamlessness with the world of work through Industry-work or industry-oriented research
  • Minor programme (optional certification) – Starting the fourth semester, students must complete three to five additional courses with credits ranging from 12-15 within the duration of the degree programme.
  • Fundamentals of Computer Programming
  • Data Structures
  • Computer Networks
  • Object-oriented Programming
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Computer Architecture and Organisation
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Database Management Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Theory of Computation
  • Introduction to Communication Systems
  • Multi-device Programming
  • Advanced Java Programming
  • Natural Language Processing & Text Analysis
  • Deep Learning & Generative AI
  • IoT Design Fundamentals
  • Data Visualization
  • Predictive Modelling
  • Inferential Statistics
  • Optimization
  • Introduction to Linear and Non-Linear Optimisation
  • Numerical Methods for Data Science
  • Computer Vision
  • Multivariate Data Analysis
  • Web Intelligence and Algorithms
  • Machine Learning
  • Computational Geometry and Applications
  • Cyber Security

B Tech CSE Subjects & Syllabus

B Tech CSE – Category of Courses Credits
Mathematics and Basic Sciences 20
Engineering Sciences 22
Professional Core Course 52
Professional Electives Course 20
Open Electives Course 12
Project Work, Internship, and Industry Practice 32
Humanities and Social Science 18
Environmental Sciences Audit Course
Total Credits to be Earned 176
B Tech CSE – % LTP
Lectures 61%
Tutorials 4%
Practicals 35%
# Course code Course L T P C
1 MAT 112 Calculus 3 1 0 4
2 Science-I 3 0 2 4
3 EL 111 Fundamentals of Electronics 3 1 0 4
4 TA 111 Fundamentals of Computer Programming 2 0 4 4
5 TA 202 Engineering Graphics/Workshop Practice 2 0 2 3
6 TA 212 1 0 4 3
7 TA 102 Communication Skills/HSSM-I 2 0 2 3
8 NU 111 Community Connect 0 0 2 1
Total Semester L-T-P-C 16 2 16 26
# Course code Course L T P C
1 MAT 101 Algebra and Differential Equations 3 1 0 4
2 Science II 3 0 2 4
3 CS 102 Data Structures 3 0 3 4
4 EL 101 Digital Logic and Circuit 3 0 2 4
5 TA 202 Engineering Graphics/ Workshop Practice 2 0 2 3
6 TA 212 1 0 4 3
7 HSSM-I HSSM-I 3 0 0 3
9 NU 112 Community Connect 0 0 2 1
Total Semester L-T-P-C 18 1 15 26
# Course code Course L T P C
1 MAT 221 Probability & Random Process 3 1 0 4
2 CS 122 Computer Arch. & Organization 3 0 2 4
3 CS 201 Design & Analysis of Algorithms 3 0 2 4
4 CS 232 Discrete Mathematics 3 1 0 4
5 CS 251 Object Oriented Programming 2 0 4 4
HSSM-II 3 0 0 3
6 NU 211 Community Connect 0 0 2 1
Total semester L-T-P-C 17 2 10 24
# Course code Course L T P C
1 CS New Computer Networks and Data Communication 3 0 2 4
2 CS 231 Database Management Systems 3 0 2 4
3 EL 302 Digital Image Processing 3 0 2 4
4 CS 211 Operating Systems 3 0 2 4
5 CS 302 Theory of Computation 3 1 0 4
HSSM-III 3 0 0 3
6 NU 212 Community Connect 0 0 2 1
Total semester L-T-P-C 18 1 10 24
# Course code Course L T P C
1 CS 322 Artificial Intelligence 3 0 2 4
2 CS 3132 Cloud Computing Concepts 3 0 2 4
3 Open Elective – I 3 0 2 4
4 CS 252 Cryptography 3 1 0 4
5 CS 301 Software Engineering 3 0 2 4
6 HSSM-IV 3 0 0 3
7 NU 311 Community Connect 0 0 2 1
Total semester L-T-P-C 18 1 10 24
# Course code Course L T P C
1 CS 332 Compiler Design 3 1 0 4
2 Professional Elective – I 3 0 2 4
3 Professional Elective – II 3 0 2 4
4 CS 392 Capstone Project – I 2 0 4 4
5 NU 302 Research & Development Project 1 0 6 4
6 HSSM-V 3 0 0 3
7 NU 312 Community Connect 0 0 2 1
Total semester L-T-P-C 15 1 16 24
# Course code Course L T P C
1 Professional Elective – III 3 0 2 4
2 Professional Elective – IV 3 0 2 4
3 Professional Elective – V 3 0 2 4
4 Open Elective – II 3 0 2 4
5 Open Elective – III 3 0 2 4
6 Capstone Project – II 2 0 4 4
7 NU 312 Community Connect 0 0 2 1
Total semester L-T-P-C 17 0 16 25
# Course code Course L T P C
1 NU 402 Industry Practice/Project 0 0 40 20

B Tech Computer Science Specialisations

NU offers specialisations for B Tech Computer Science Engineering students across the spectrum of cutting-edge technologies:
  • Data Science: A specialisation in Data Science gives students the knowledge, skills and tools needed to handle complex data from all possible domains. It prepares students to acquire, manage, and elicit meaning from data for improved decision-making in the business world. NU also offers a B Tech degree in Data Science.

    Acknowledging the huge demands of Data Science professionals in the industry today, the programme in Data Science has been designed to create trained computer science graduates to fulfill the requirements of the industry. The programme content is co-designed with an industry partner. Students are shortlisted by the industry partner at the beginning of sixth semester and go through a set of special electives during sixth and seventh semesters, offered in collaboration with the industry partner.
We are very impressed with both the skills and attitude of NU graduates who have gone through the Analytics and Cognitive (Data Science) programme. They demonstrate terrific aptitude and attitude towards learning. We need more such graduates and they are performing significantly above the mass hired engineering graduates we hire from the top engineering institutions. The curriculum for the programme is jointly designed by IBM (Cognitive group) and NU faculty and reflects the dynamic and changing requirements in the market place.” — Vijay Muralidharan, Data Science Leader, Cognitive & Advance Analytics CIC, IBM.
  • Cyber Security: Specialising in Cyber Security prepares students to identify and assess cyber threats, and design, configure and implement solutions to secure networks including global, industry-specific and networks critical to the nation such as governance, banking, energy, transportation, etc, using the latest technologies and tools for encryption, firewalls and malware protection. NU also offers a B Tech degree in Cyber Security. Czar Securities, a startup founded at NU, is a stellar example of how a specialisation in this field can help to build ground-breaking solutions.
  • Artificial Intelligence: A specialisation in AI equips students with the ability to build intelligent applications and machines to solve complex problems with the use of advanced technologies like machine learning, machine vision, AI, etc. Raav Technologies, another startup founded at NU is a great example of how the world’s problems can be solved by AI.
  • Big Data Engineering: A specialisation in Big Data Engineering equips students with key concepts of Big Data tools & skills such as functional programming such as functional programming using python, distributed computing, data ingestion tools, NoSQL data base and so on.
  • Cloud Computing: With a specialisation in Cloud Computing, students are well-equipped to understand and apply the concepts, principles and techniques of Cloud Computing and Virtualisation to model, analyse, design and deploy them for building and maintaining industry applications.
  • Geomatics: The CSE area introduced the new specialization to enhance employability in the area of earth science, smart city design, remote sensing and Drone Photogrammetry. Incidentally, NU’s BTech students have always been undertaking GIS projects as part of their R&D project course. In the previous year, two awards were received by NU BTech CSE students who have taken-up research in Geomatics Engineering. Neeharika Gupta, won the Best Paper Award in InGARSS-2021 Mayuri Mane and Trisha Sharma won 1st Position in AABTonics-2021

B Tech CSE: Industry projects

Industry immersion is the hallmark of the NU B Tech Computer Science Engineering programme.
Hence, industry projects are hardwired into the B Tech CSE syllabus.

Industry projects at NU give our students the dual advantage of academic rigour and industry relevance. It gives them the opportunity to explore new problems and find solutions. IBM has been an industry practice partner for NU for more than a decade. This strong partnership that started from the time when the university was founded, continues to flourish and we expect it to reach newer heights in the future. NU has developed many other such strong industry relationships giving NUtons the limitless opportunity to look for new problems and solve them while they are still studying at the university. Such real-life problem solving skills surely holds them in good stead when they step out to the real world.

Here’s a glimpse of some of the industry projects our B Tech CSE students have been working on, during their Industry Practice

Company Domain Project
IBM Threat Intelligence Working on multiple sources and consolidating threat information for specific case studies
IBM Identity Governance and Intelligence Managing identities and entitlements of users in an organisation
Genpact Python Forecasting new products for the market using different algorithms, hierarchical time series, etc.
Swiggy Helms Improving vehicle tracking (GPS + IMU), DE state detection
Tenovia AWS Data Lake Streamlining multiple data inputs from APIs to the pipeline and enabling dashboards for analytics on the cloud
Thoucentric Full-stack Development Showcasing projects and tools from over the years to potential clients
Zscaler Cloud Security Posture Management Alerting, reporting, managing views
Morgan Stanley Introducing Redis Cache for a regulatory calculation process Introducing Redis Cache for a regulatory calculation process
Ahoy System Fire control panel with wire smoke Sensor and Analog Devices. Creating a fire control panel using B401 plug-in detector base and low-power analog devices
Zomato MLFlow models version control on GitHub Creating a custom flow that enables Zomato to keep track of deployed, as well as previous models with version controlling of inference code
NUtons, Shikhil Sharma and Ananda Krishnan (B Tech Computer Science Engineering, Class of 2016) started their entrepreneurial journey at NU. They founded Czar Securities in 2014 and then the award-winning Astra Securities in 2017. While Czar Securities is a global leader in Web Application Security, today, Astra Securities was awarded the ‘Most Innovative Security Company’ recognition at the Global Conference on Cyber Security by the Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi.

Read the story here .

NUton, Atif Inayat Khan (B Tech Computer Science Engineering, Class of 2016), also known as the ‘drone man of India’ converted his undergraduate research project into a patent and then into AT-Lead, one of India’s coolest startups that manufactures drones that are used for precision agriculture among other things.

Watch his story here.

NUtons, Rahul Kumar, Abhinandan Bhargava (B Tech Computer Science Engineering, Class of 2017), Varshnee Raj (B Tech Electronics and Communication, Class of 2017) and Alphonse Das Antony (B Tech Biotechnology, Class of 2017) founded Raav Technologies. The startup harnesses the power of Machine Vision and AI to empower stakeholders in the agricultural value chain to find market opportunities and value for produce.

Read the story here.

Founded by NUtons, Ayushi Goel and Archit Kaila (B Tech Computer Science Engineering, Class of 2019), and adjudged as the best student startup of Rajasthan by the Government, this startup is working on the idea of developing a smart refrigerator that can notify users about the availability and status of its contents so that they can plan and order groceries accordingly.
NUtons, Lakshay Dhupar, Rahul Ranjan, Hussain Abbas BW, and Sai Praneeth (B Tech Computer Science Engineering, Class of 2019), set up Limewit as a platform to enable writers, photographers and other creative artists to showcase their talent to a wider audience.

Other startups launched by our B Tech CSE students include Afterkite Web Pvt Ltd by Shubham Sharma (Class of 2014), LolChef by Saharsh Tibrewal (Class of 2014), PeerXP by Kandregula Manoj Kumar (Class of 2018), GruteBox by Ujjwal Ranjan (Class of 2019), Adveert by Gourang Aggarwal (Class of 2019), Medwle by Rakshith R Gopidi (Class of 2020), and Tandoorman Hospitality by Rakshith Reddy (Class of 2020).

Faculty & Infrastructure

Our top-notch faculty and world-class infrastructure & facilities make it a matchless experience for our students.

Meet our faculty

Prof Debashis Sengupta
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Prof Debashis Sengupta

Professor and Area Director

Dr. Ayan Nandy
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Dr Ayan Nandy

Associate Professor

Prof Eswaran Narasimhan
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Prof Eswaran Narasimhan

Professor and Dean Center for Industry Collaboration

Dr. Jayraj Singh
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Dr Jayraj Singh

Assistant Professor

Dr. Kumar Nitesh
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Dr Kumar Nitesh

Assistant Professor

Prof Ratna Sanyal
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Prof Ratna Sanyal

Professor and Dean-Research

Dr. Shweta R Malwe
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Dr Shweta R Malwe

Associate Professor

Mr. Supratik Banerjee
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Mr Supratik Banerjee

Assistant Professor

Mr. Surendar Singh
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Mr Surendar Singh

Assistant Professor

Dr. Thota Shivasankar
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Dr Thota Sivasankar

Assistant Professor

Prof Udai Singh
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Prof Udai Singh

Industry Faculty

Prof Vivek Kumar Anand
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Mr Vivek Kumar Anand

Assistant Professor


Student stories

From launching super successful startups to clinching the highest package at an MNC to getting an industry practice opportunity at a high-profile global organisation, student successes at NU are a kaleidoscope of dreams fulfilled. Check out our student stories and student achievements.
B Tech Computer Science - Atif Inayat Khan
“Meet the Drone Man of NU”

Atif Inayat Khan BTech CSE (Computer Science & Engineering), Class of 2016, turned his undergraduate research project on the ‘Application...

Student achievements

Mayuri Mane and Trisha Sharma, 4th-year B Tech CSE students secure first position in AABtonics, an international GIS competition organised by AABSyS IT.

AAB Tonics Winner List
The project started out as a research and development project (R&D project) in the sixth semester of B Tech Computer Science and Engineering at NIIT University (NU) with the mentorship of Dr Thota Sivasankar. The aim of the project at that stage was to simply build a predictive model for crop classification using Sentinel-2A data. After the completion of the R&D project, the curiosity of the topic and hunger for innovation motivated the team to search for the most suitable machine learning model and optimise it to the best level of accuracy.

The team has two members with a mentor. The first member of the project is Mayuri Mane, a B Tech CSE student in the 4th year of her engineering. She is specialised in data science and has been working as the implementer of the project since January 2021. She performed the analytic calculations and numerical simulations. The second member of the project is Trisha Sharma, a B Tech CSE student, also in her 4th year of engineering and specialising in data science, who is the shaper of the project. She has been working on the technicals as well as sorting useful and arbitrary details to come up with a big-picture perspective.
Hillytech Hackathon

Under the aegis of Startup India and MSME, Hillytech Starter runs a unique online hackathon. Students are expected to come up with innovative solutions to the industrial and societal problems faced by people living in hilly areas. The competition covers different themes such as science, technology, networking & business, electronics and even the pandemic.

One hundred and twenty teams from across the country participated in Hillytech Hackathon 2020. The criteria for evaluation included the novelty of the idea, feasibility of the implementation, and whether it will sustain in the current market. Prizes ranged from internships to job opportunities, apart from cool gadgets and gift hampers. NU’s Team Bugsmashers secured the first position with their unique ‘Outdoor plant monitoring and tracking system’ that monitored weather, automated irrigation, measured soil quality, organised plant care and sent reminders about fertilisers and pest control.

NASA Space Apps Challenge 2020 - Global Award Nomination

NASA Space Apps Challenge 2020 was organised by NASA in collaboration with Hacker’s Tribe Foundation. The event saw the participation of over 26,000 people from nearly 150 countries. ‘The Bug Slayers’, who represented NU, received the Global Award Nominee in the Phase 1 Universal Event.

The team proposed a specialised algorithm that suggests sleeping slots and the number of sleeping cycles for a user to work at maximum efficiency. This will help the user rest properly and balance their busy schedules. Further, depending on the user’s entered activity status and programme, the algorithm would also provide a daily customised calorie requirement and proposed carbohydrate, protein and fat intake.
Hult Prize - OnCampus Program
The Hult Prize Foundation is a global learning platform that enables new generations to deliver social change through education and entrepreneurship. A partnership between Hult International Business School and the United Nations Foundation, the Hult Prize is presented by Hult International Business School.

An international idea-pitching competition, the Hult Prize competition is a year-long event with multiple phases – the campus round, regionals, an accelerator programme and the final round. The global programme provides an opportunity for students to suggest startup ideas which they believe can bring about social or global change. The theme for the 2020 competition was ‘Food for Good’.

The OnCampus event was organised in NU on 5 December 2020 by a team of NUtons, led by campus director Aman Gupta. Forty students in ten teams participated in the event. NU’s Team BioPure was the winner, going on to represent NU in the Regional Round, held in various destinations across the globe.

BioPure is a new-gen packaging start up that aims to revolutionise food packaging for Indian farmers. A vast quantity of food is wasted every year due to moisture, rodents and the fragility of packaging.

BioPure’s winning idea was to produce biopolymer food storage packaging based on nanotechnology. The durable, affordable and reusable packaging ensures effective food packaging and storage, reducing overall wastage. At BioPure, all packaging is sourced responsibly, and is designed to be effective and safe throughout its life cycle, thus making it a valuable resource for subsequent generations.
Anushree Krishania - 1st Runner Up
i4C Blogathon, a platform for upcoming writers to showcase their technical writing skills, is jointly created by The Inter Institutional Inclusive Innovations Center (i4C) and Smart India Hackathon. The competition involves writing a technical blog article on one of three suggested themes. It is open to undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students.

i4C2020 received over 350 entries from all over the country. Anushree’s article, in the Student Innovation category, was based on health care innovation. It secured her the first runner up position in her category.

Please read her article here
Smart India Hackathon 2019 Project
Smart India Hackathon, a nationwide initiative, provides a platform for students to solve some of the most pressing issues mankind faces in their daily lives. NU’s SpaghettiCoders worked on ‘Enhancing the online shopping experience by supporting it with augmented reality’, a problem posed by Pepperfry at the event. They won the first runner-up position at an event that saw the best minds competing in a grand finale.
Student Achievement: Europe's largest Hackathon Won the Top Prize
NUtons – Uddalak Bhaduri, Sarthak Tripathi and Shreyas Sanghvi won second prize at ‘Junction 2018’, Europe’s largest hackathon held at Aalto University, Finland. The event saw the attendance of 740 students from 105 nationalities. The team received €1000 Euros and a six-month funding for their idea at Finland if they decided to continue. They also worked at Espoo City Challenge under the Office of Mayor, Espoo City, Finland.

Hitesh Mittal (B Tech CSE), along with ECE Faculty Dr Nitin Bhatia, submitted their paper titled ‘Broadcasting a laser using Bragg grating for free-space optical communication’ to PHOTONICS 2018, the International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics.

Their submission was accepted for Poster Presentation at the conference. PHOTONICS 2018 was held at the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. In their paper, the authors demonstrated a technique for broadcasting a laser source in free space using a Bragg grating. The multiple diffraction orders are used as multiple receiving points. They also show that cascaded gratings would increase the number of receiver points. This method is easy to implement, low-cost and scalable to a large number of receiver points.

HackHavard 2018

HackHarvard is a 36-hour hackathon hosted by students from Harvard University. Shreyas and Sarthak’s project ‘No-BrainR’ secured first place in the ‘Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm device’ category. The prizes were awarded by MLH (Major League Hacking).

You can read more about it here and here

Student Achievement: Thirsty Scholars Won the Top Prize
Rishi Pisipati, now pursuing a master’s degree at Carnegie Mellon University, participated in the HACK THIS. HELP KIDS Hackathon, sponsored by the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation. His team, ‘Thirsty Scholars’, won the top prize of $5,000 for their innovative solution for storing and delivering breast milk. Using a holistic approach to software, hardware and processes, Thirsty Scholars designed a hardware and software solution that ensured infants would receive the correct milk at the right time and at the right temperature. Pisipati had participated in hackathons when he was an undergraduate student at NU.

Infrastructure & facilities

The NU brand survey, conducted in the latter half of 2021, revealed that students, alumni and parents consider the NU campus as safe as home for students living on campus. They further pointed out that the world-class infrastructure and facilities of the university stand out as a strong differentiator. Here’s a glimpse of what makes our infrastructure and facilities truly world-class:

Programme outcomes

NU’s undergraduate programmes in Engineering and Management are designed to provide thorough grounding in the respective disciplines, offer a course of work that prepares them for either a professional career or advanced degrees.
NU expects that graduates of the undergraduate Engineering programmes will demonstrate the following programme outcomes as defined by NBA (National Board of Accreditation).
  • PO1: Engineering knowledge : Apply the knowledge of Mathematics, Science, fundamentals of Engineering and an engineering specialisation to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • PO2: Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyse complex engineering problems to reach substantiated conclusions using first principles of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Engineering Sciences.
  • PO3: Design/Develop solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and system components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, and cognisant of cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • PO4: Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesise information to provide valid conclusions.
  • PO5: Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • PO6: The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues, and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  • PO7: Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • PO8: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • PO9: Individual and teamwork: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • PO10: Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large. This includes being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • PO11: Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.
  • PO12: Life-long learning: Recognise the need for, and have the preparation and ability to, engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Programme specific outcomes

  • PSO 1: Ability to apply the knowledge of basic and advanced concepts of Computer Science in order to address compelling problems of society and provide an acceptable and practical solution.
  • PSO 2: Ability to understand the mathematical background to solve computational tasks and model solutions to the real-life problems.
  • PSO 3:Ability to understand state-of-the-art research problems and identify the research gaps so as to provide innovative and effective methods to fill-up those gaps.
  • PSO 4: Use new technical advancements of Computer Science to produce appreciable contributions in the profession.
  • PSO 5: Ability to analyse a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • PSO 6: Ability to model data and design the system architecture of high performance and tolerant systems.
  • PSO 7: Ability to formulate learning solutions for process-centric systems.
  • PSO 8: Ability to achieve successful career in Industry, in Research Institute, in Academics, and in Entrepreneurship.
  • PSO 9: Ability to publish technical papers in reputed journals and conferences under the guidance of dedicated faculty members.
  • PSO 10: Ability to get involved in innovative, industry relevant projects jointly with world class engineers in Collaborative Education mode which will provide an environment to convert their innovation into reality.
  • PSO 11: Develop expertise in specialized areas like Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Cloud Computing and Bigdata Engineering.
  • PSO 12: Ability to seamlessly become industry professional after six months’ Industry Practice in Industry Environment in the final academic year.
B Tech Computer Science Classroom Course

Programme specific outcomes

Acquire sound knowledge of fundamentals of Telecom Technology, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science and Data Structures, Cyber-security, Cloud and Edge Computing.
Acquire sound knowledge and be able to implement and validate hardware and specialised software applicable to LAN, WAN and ad-hoc networks.

Apply the knowledge in designing and developing IoT-based Systems, Broadband and Wireless Communication Architecture.


Acquire technical knowledge in digital and distributed control systems, digital signal processing for deterministic as well as stochastic signals, System–on-Chip (SOC) design, microcontrollers – Rasbery and Ardiuno, programming of microcontrollers and Embedded Systems using high-level languages.

Develop requisite knowledge and skills to integrate diverse systems in business environment and governance, for example, banking sector, finance sector, government sector, corporate sector, etc.
Learn and implement intelligent, secured and self-learning based software and hardware (receiver–transmitter systems, code generators, filters and power boosters, optical transmitters and receiver systems, switching devices, control devices, etc).

Deal with ICT management and architecture, and create/manage/deploy database in networking environment.

20 NUtons placed at E&Y under Industry Practice

20 of NIIT University’s students (NUtons) from the Btech CSE batch were successfully placed for Industry Practice with Ernst & Young – one of the leading firms in India. Our flagship Industry Practice, gives students a chance to work in the industry in their eighth and final semester. This is an excellent opportunity for students and is bound to help shape their careers. As an integral part of the global EY team, they will work on real-time projects with leading industry experts.
20 NU Students Placed at E&Y Under Industry Practice

How to Apply

If the B Tech Computer Science Engineering programme at NU interests you, click on the following links to apply:


Computer Science Computer Engineering
Computer Science (CS) is a field of science that emphasises on researching data structure & algorithms, database theory, theory of computation, operating systems, and different programming languages. The objective is to solve software issues and develop software solutions or to design software products. CS also focuses on ways to improve the performance of existing software and computer systems. Computer scientists study and conduct experiments in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), computer vision & virtual reality, and cybersecurity to develop new computing techniques and algorithms. Computer scientists are generally more interested in the analysis and manipulation of data, software application development, database systems, artificial intelligence, and computational theory.   Computer Engineering on the other hand, prioritises computer design and development. If you enjoy building computers, learning about hardware, or designing interfaces, you might prefer computer engineering to computer science. If you find yourself fascinated by computing theory and data analysis, a graduate or undergraduate degree in Computer Science might be the better option. Although computer engineers may also write software and handle data, the field of Computer Engineering is generally more focused on the development of physical computing components, circuitry, electronics, robotics, and embedded systems. Computer Engineering focuses on solving problems and designing hardware and software interfaces. Computer Engineers can be responsible for the development and prototyping of software and hardware simultaneously. Computer engineers conduct research on computer hardware and test computer hardware elements like processors, circuit boards, routers, write and assess software programs for digital devices and computers, design and test robots.   NU offers BTech in Computer Science and Engineering.
B Tech (4 years) is a better option than BCA (3 years). BCA or Bachelor of Computer Applications imparts knowledge about computer applications whereas BTech trains students in the latest in cutting-edge technology.

B Tech students are eligible to enrol directly into PhD , but BCA students need to complete MSc or MCA and to become eligible for enrolment into PhD.
There is scope for scientists and/or engineers to join ISRO.

Here is an overview of the eligibility criteria to apply for ISRO:

  • Academic qualification: BE/B Tech with 65% marks.
  • Candidates who are in the final year of the qualifying degree can also apply provided they can produce the degree by the time final selections are made.
  • Age: Between 21 to 35 years for general category. There is a relaxation in the upper age limit for OBC by 3 years and 5 years for SC/ST candidates.
The selection process involves:

  • A written exam
  • Technical interview
  • Personal interview
  • Certificate verification
The written exam is conducted on all the ISRO centres in the first week of May. The syllabus for the written exam is the same as the syllabus of the GATE exam. Candidates need to score at least 60% marks in the written as well as interview for final selection.

Did you know? Dr K Kasturirangan, the former director of ISRO is now Chairperson (Chancellor’s equivalence).
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