A. K. Choudhury School of Information Technology

92, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata - 700 009

Phone : 2350 0289 / 2350 1857 (Ext. 310/311) Fax : 2351 9755

Year of Establishment



This school is dedicated to

Prof. A. K. Choudhury (1923-1987)

Constructed India?s first analog Computer in 1952 using indigenous components. Started research in the emerging areas of Computer Science, Control Engineering, Switching and Automata theory, Digital Logic and Circuit Theory in the University from 1956. Founder professor in-charge of first Computer Centre in the University of Calcutta in 1970.It served whole of eastern and north-east zone and partly south zone of our country. Some of the organizations and institutes served include Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, IIM-C, Jadavpur University, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, DVC, Coal India, Positional Astronomy Center; North Eastern Hill University, Andhra University, River Research Institute, Kalyani University, Viswabharati University, Calcutta Port Trust. Founder Head of the Department of Computer Science in the University of Calcutta established in 1980. Guided about 50 PhD students who are holding top level responsible positions in institutions like IIT, IISc, ISI, JU, CU, BESU; foreign Universities like Bell Telephones (future lab), University of Ottawa (Canada), University of Texas at Arlington (U.S.A), and also in different industries in India and abroad.


Mission and Vision of the Department


• To take a pioneering role in disseminating knowledge related to Information Technology in the national context and foster international standard R&D activities through active collaboration with reputed universities, institutes and industries.


• To create a dynamic environment that helps upgrade the knowledge of students and teachers in academic, research and development fields, and make our students a better fit in related industries and academics; there by contribute for the betterment of organization and society.



• To empower the teacher community to effectively impart IT and Computer education for postgraduate courses in support of University’s mission.

• Committed to collaborate with industries to bridge the gap between industry and academia.

• Promote the advancement of knowledge in Information Technology.

• Devise curriculum that incorporates sound engineering and planning philosophies and professional practices that recognize community and national and international goals for advancement in learning.

• Disseminate timely information on research, practice and policy innovations.

• Develop and publish manuals, course material and other materials for benefit of students.


Courses Offered

Programme Level of Study Cut-off Mark at entry Intake Capacity
Ph.D in Information Technology Doctoral   as decided by the Departmental Committee
M.Tech in Information Technology (2 years) P. G All admission are in order of merit and interview. B.Tech in IT / CSE; M.Sc in Computer Sc / Computer & Information Sc (With B.Sc (H) in Computer Sc from University of Calcutta or equivalent), MCA (With Honours in Physics/ Math/ Stat/ Comp Sc/ Electronics Sc). 20
M.Tech. in Computer Engineering and Application (3 Yr. Part time Course for Working Professionals) : P. G All Admission are in order of merit in written test & interview Any Engineering Graduate, MCA and Master Degree Holder in Science has passed Mathematics at Bachelors Degree level and with basic knowledge of Computer Science. 30
M.C.A P.G.   40
B.Tech U.G. All Admission are through WBJEE. 20

Faculty Members

Name Specialization Telephone No. Contact Details
Prof. Amlan Chakrabarti
Quantum Computing,
VLSI Design,
Embedded System,
Image Processing
9831129520 achakra12@yahoo.com

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Prof. Rituparna Chaki


Network Security,
Wireless Sensor Network
9830507213 rituchaki@gmail.com
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Adjunct Professor
Dr. Probal Sengupta Object Oriented Design,
Formal Language & Automata,
Microprocessor & Embedded Systems,
Natural Language Processing
9830049950 probal@alumnux.com
Assistant Professor
Mr. Saurav Ghosh
Network Security, 
Wireless Sensor Network.
9433358030 sauravghoshcu@gmail.com
Dr. Soumya Sen (HOD)
Data Warehousing and OLAP Tools, Data Analytics, Distributed Database 9830550138 iamsoumyasen@gmail.com 

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Dr. Debasri Saha
Hardware Security, VLSI Physical Design, 
Reconfigurable Hardware
8902329491 debasri_cu@yahoo.co.in
Dr. Saptarsi Goswami
Machine Learning, Data Science 9836065470 saptarsi007@gmail.com
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Ms. Jayati Mandal Reversible and Quantum Computing 8981705645 joyatimondal14@gmail.com
Mr. Saikat Basu Quantum Computing,  Quantum fault tolerance and error correction 8961116710 saikat.basu.000@gmail.com
Mr. Dibyendu Bikash Seal Machine Learning , Computational Biology 9830581814 dibs.adi@gmail.com

Laboratory Facilities

General Information

The departmental laboratories are spread over a floor area of 1050 sq. mt (approx.). The laboratories are well equipped with basic and advanced instruments and infrastructure for the skill development of post-graduate and research students.

The key laboratories of the department are listed below:
Embedded System and VLSI Laboratory

This laboratory has the following kits and features.

FPGA KITS(Xilinx and Altera Families).
DSP kits from Texas Instruments..
Arduino Nano.
Arduino Mega.
Rashberry Pi2-Model B

Xilinx ISE 14.4 (Integrated Software Environment).
Mentor Graphics HEP-2 Tools..
DSP code composer studio.
Computer Vision Laboratory

The laboratory has the following kits and features : 

Computer vision softwares like OpenCV 2.4.11
Dedicated Graphics Processing Units (NVIDIA Quadro 2304 core processor).
Reconfigurable Image and Video processing kits with DSP cores(Xilinx and Altera)
Mathworks and Octave softwares for media processing.
Mobile Computing Laboratory

This Mobile Computing laboratory is good combination of simulation tools and wireless hardware tool kits. It has many expensive Laboratory instruments. Some of them are stated below:-

Universal Board [Model No. EW-UB04A] with multiple wireless networking capability conforming to some standard like zigbee, wifi, Bluetooth
Programmer and Compiler for Atmel 8-bit Micro-controller (for writing own routing data)
Sensor Board (Humidity, light, LPG)
Deployable WSN Nodes
Agilent make Spectrum Analyzer for GSM & GPRS range of signal measurement.
Network Security Laboratory

This Network security laboratory has the following kits and features :- 

  • Network Simulator (NS 2)
  • Qualnet 4.0 ( With all library packages )
  • WSN Data Acqusition tools 2.1
  • Unified Platform for R&D on mutiple wireless technologies ( Zigbee, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GSM and GPS)
Database & Data Analytics Laboratory

This Database & Data Analytics Laboratory has the following features :- 

  • Statistics Ver: 12
  • Open source Tool : R
  • Oracle 11g

Other undergraduate Labs


i. Programming Lab. 

ii. Operating System Lab.

iii. Basic Hardware and Communication Engineering Lab.

iv. Digital Electronics and Microprocessor Lab.

Library Facilities

The library complex caters to the needs of the students and faculty. It has maintained a good stock of text and reference books in Information Technology and allied subject. Students also have the facilities of the central journal library of the university, which maintains a continuous flow of Indian & Foreign journals of repute. It has also a good collection of journals on related subjects. It also has reprographic facilities.

Some more information about this Library as on March 31, 2008

  • Total No. of Books:- 2485.
  • Total No. of Distinct Titles:- 1314(approx.)
  • Total No. of E-journals:- 150.

Research Work

Though this department is quite young compared to the other technology departments of the university, but the faculties and researchers of this department have shown commendable research achievements in the past 10 years. The thrust areas of research activities are listed below:

  • Quantum Computing
  • Computer Vision
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Data Analytics
  • CAD for VLSI.
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Security Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Embedded Systems
  • Biomedical Image Processing
  • Past & Present Research Projects:
    • Center for Systems Biology and Bio-Medical Engineering, Dr. Amlan Chakrabarti is one of the PI in this Project: Funding Agency-TEQIP(II), Amt. Rs. 5 Crore.
    • Measurement Of Lateral Curvature, Modelling And Measurement Of 3D Deformation Of SCOLIOTIC SPINE Using 2D Digital X-RAY Images (Completed): Funding Agency- National Institute For The Orthopedically Handicapped Kolkata, Amt. Rs. 13 lacs.
    • Development of FPGA based Data Acquisition System and related Hardware for CBM Muon Detection (Completed), Funding Agency-DST, Amt. Rs. 49 lacs.
    • Ph.D students of this Department are supported by Research Funding from various Govt. & Industry Research Funding Schemes: DST Inspire, UGC Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship, TCS, TEQIP (II), University UPE fellowship
    • CBM-India Project, Funding Agency-DST, Amt. Rs. 20 lacs.
    • 3D image processing and Visualization, Funding Agency UGC UPE-II, Amount: 15 lacs.
  • Research Publications, Books & Patents:
    • Reputed Journals where papers got published/accepted:
      • IEEE Transaction on VLSI Systems
      • IEEE Embedded Systems Letter
      • ACM Transaction on Emerging Technologies
      • Elsevier Journal of Computational Science
      • Elsevier Journal of Expert Systems and Application
      • Springer Journal on Machine Vision and Applications
      • Springer Transaction
      • Egyptian Informatics Journal- Elsevier
      • Journal of Multiple-Valued Logic and Soft Computing
      • Journal of Low Power Electronics
      • Journal of Intelligent Fuzzy System
      • Wiley Journal of Security and Comm. Networks
      • Inderscience Int. J. of Biomedical Engineering and Technolog
      • Inderscience Int. J. of Computational Vision and Robotics
    • Patents
      • Granted: 2
      • Applied: 1
  • Research Collaborations:
    • International Institutes:
      • Princeton University, USA
      • CERN, Geneva
      • GSI Helmohtlz Research Lab Darmstadt, Germany
      • National University of Singapore
      • University of Bremen, Germany
      • University of Arad, Romania
      • AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Polan
      • Ca’ Foscari University of Venic
      • Winona state University, USA
      • Bialystok Technical University, Poland.
      • New York State university of Buffalo, USA
      • Iwate Perfectural University, Japan
      • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA
    • National Institutes:
      • Indian Statistical Institution, Kolkata
      • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
      • Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
      • Variable Energy Cyclotron Center, Kolkata
      • National Institute For The Orthopaedically Handicapped Kolkata
      • Peerless Hospital, Kolkata
      • Shastra University, Tamilnadu
    • Industry:
      • TCS
      • Genpact
      • Qualcom Technologies, Bangalore
      • Texas Instruments, Bangalore
      • GE Healthcare, Bangalore
      • Alumnus Software, Kolkata
      • Pracsol Technologies, Kolkata
      • Enixs Systems, Chennai
      • Peerless Hospital, Kolkata
    • Internship Provided To Students of Other Institutes:
      • McMaster University, Canada
      • NIT Durgapur
      • Tripura University
      • BIT Hyderabad
      • Shastra University, Tamil Nadu
      • NIT Silchar
  • Recognition of the Faculties (last 5 years):

    In the recent years the faculties of this department have won awards and recognition like:

    • DST BOYSCAST Fellowship
    • INSA Visiting Scientist Fellowship
    • Two of the faculty members have been nominated as IEEE Sr. Member
    • JSPS Research Invitation Award in 2016

    Faculties have earned visiting positions in premier International Institutes like:

    • Princeton University, USA
    • New York State University, Buffalo, USA
    • University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    • GSI Helmholtz Research Laboratory, Germany
    • University of Bremen, Germany
    • AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland
    • Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
  • Achievements of Research Scholars:

    In the recent years the Research Scholars of this department have earned internship/visiting positions in premier International Institutes and organizations

    • Working in A Large Ion Collider Experiment (ALICE), CERN, Geneva
    • GSI Helmholtz Research Laboratory, Germany
    • National University of Singaporer
    • GE Healthcare, Bangalore
  • Awards
    • 3rd Prize in the Design Contest, VLSI Design Conference 2015
  • CU Data Science Group
    • Calcutta University data science group is a group to create solutions to solve societal problems , as well as form generic solutions to common data science and engineering issue. This is a forum which brings together researchers , Industry Practitioners, scholars. interns and form groups.
    • For more details visit https://cudatascience.github.io/


This is the youngest amongst all the technology departments of the university First batch of M.Tech. students graduated in 2005. Still, our alumni are well placed in most of the major IT companies like

  • Microsoft, TCS, IBM, Wipro, CTS, Capgemini, Labvantage, Tech. Mahindra etc

Our alumni have also earned academic positions in premier academic institutes of the country and abroad to name a few:

  • University of Nebraska USA, University of Warwick UK, ISI Kolkata, Jadavpur University, NIT Durgapur, NIT PatnaXISS Ranchi, Central Institute of Technology Raipur etc.


Prof. Kenneth Regan University at Buffalo, The State University of New York conducing Ph.D coursework in 2016
Prof. Niraj K. Jha Professor , Princeton University delivering invited talk on Security issues in medical IoT