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The related BCA Department has started its journey during the period of University College under NBU with BCA Program. Though after the functioning of Raiganj University, in the year 2016 Honorable Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Anil Bhuimali has (during the Headship of Dr. Ashoke Das) initiated to start a PG Program/ Department in the area of Computing & Informatics and thereafter respected members and Chair of the Departmental Committee has accepted the proposal of Dr. P.K. Paul regarding establishing an interdisciplinary and new skill based Departmental nomenclature with the name of Department of Computer and Information Science (Since 09-11-2016).

The nomenclature of the Department ‘CIS’ has started to keep the expertise and academic affairs much broader and working and merging related subjects (such as Computing, Computer Science, Information Science, Informatics, IT, ICT and also other hand allied domain based IS/IT subjects e.g. Health Information Science, Quantum Information Science, Library Information Science, Geo Information Science). Moreover university has followed international and contemporary style of academic dealing and as a result MSc-Computer & Information Science program has been started from 2016. The main agenda of the Department is to produce not only scientific thoughts among its students but also prepare them for the industry and for that Applied curriculum has been adopted in the line of the universities, aboard. Hence the Department of CIS is following the style of iSchools (that practiced globally, in recent past) academic attributes in their agenda for promoting interdisciplinary research and industrial products.

In the year 2018 Department also started its one of its kind and interdisciplinary program M.Phil. & Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science (CIS) with specialization in Business Informatics & Social Informatics. Further, since 2018 Department also started BCA Evening/ Self Financed program. As the department holds broad objective and subject areas therefore from the year 2019 Computer Science programs also started under the Headship of Prof. K.S. Tiwary with the degrees B.Sc. (H) in Computer Science and also M.Sc. Computer Science; as a result based on subject and Division the Department holds following—

  • Computer Science (with B.Sc. & M.Sc.)
  • Computer Applicat ion (with BCA Day & Evening)
  • Computer & Information Science (with M.Sc., M.Phil. & Ph.D.)


  • Moreover, since the Department holds a ‘school’ type of nature therefore in near future also it is interested to offer more interdisciplinary and skill based Information Sciences and Computing programs with different level of education.

    Vision:

    ● Where graduate, post graduate and research students receive high quality education that becomes in acquiring jobs,

    ● Where faculty engageed in and train students in cutting edge teaching, research and innovation,

    ● Where flowing research themes intersect and is the enabler of research in other disciplines, and

    ● Where students manipulate with technological society and towards serving the society.

     

    Mission:

    ● To bring about the progress of teaching and research on Computer Science, Computing and Information Science nationally and internationally.

    ● To enlighten the students to be successful, moral, social problem-solvers and enduring learners who will contribute definitely to the economic interest of the region as well as of the nation.

    ● To impart proficient training at the postgraduate, undergraduate and research level with a prominence on the field of Computer Science and Information Science.

    ● To provide learning experiences through effective classroom practices, energetic learning styles of teaching, and opportunities for friendly relationship between students and faculty and other stakeholders of the department and fields.

     

    Therefore, The Department of Computer & Information Science is an Interdisciplinary Academic Department at the Raiganj University. The Department of CIS and its focus is many ways different with other traditional Computing related department in West Bengal. It has established to draw a common platform for information and technological solutions to create a knowledge society. When most of the Computing Schools dealing only software, and hardware related technologies in their curricula The Department of CIS has opened up a new eye for merging interaction and integration of Computing, Information Technologies for the Society and Service Sector.

     

    As a Service Science, Computer & Information Science is relatively new and much popular in Western Countries. The endeavor for establishing such practice in India is really difficult in many senses but still to reach the agenda of Digital Society, Knowledge Society—The Department of Computer & Information Science is working for. The Department of CIS has its vision in the areas of E-Governance, E-Commerce, Disaster Management, GIS, Geo-Spatial Technologies, Nano-Technology, Intellectual Property Rights, AI and Expert Systems, Computer Science, Networking, Soft Computing, High Performance Computing, Social Computing, HCI, Cloud Computing, Green Informatics, Information Management and Other Emerging Technologies.

     

    However Computer & Information Science is also synonymously called as Information Science & Technology as the broadest branch within computing and informatics and it deals with applications of IT, knowledge management tools for the other sectors and domains i.e. directly to the people or community. Simply IST denotes the interaction of information-technology-people and same can also be performed by the CIS. With the rapid development of information technology, researchers in all fields are eager to exchange new ideas connected with Computer and Information Science. It provides a valuable opportunity for researchers, scholars and some scientists to exchange their ideas face-to-face. In brief the slogan of the Department is—

    ‘To Create the most conducive environment for quality and innovation centric academic and research oriented education to build a new generation who would “think global and act local”

    List of Academic Programs Offered
    S. No. Name of the Programs Starting Year
    1 BCA (Day) 2015 (at erstwhile Dept. of BCA)
    2 BCA (Evening/ Self Financed) 2018 (at the Dept. of CIS)
    3 B.Sc. (Computer Science) 2019 (at the Dept. of CIS)
    4 M.Sc. (Computer Science)/ GE in CS 2019 (at the Dept. of CIS)
    5 M.Sc. (Computer & Information Science)/ GE in CIS 2016 (at the Dept. of CIS)
    6 M.Phil. (Computer & Information Science) 2018 (at the Dept. of CIS)
    7 Ph.D. (Computer & Information Science) 2018 (at the Dept. of CIS)
    Therefore the Department of CIS currently offers three major subjects viz. Computer Application, Computer Science, and Computer & Information Science at Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral Level.


    The Department of CIS is equipped with good infrastructure having following facilities

    Computer Laboratory

    A High Tech Computer Laboratory with 30+ Branded Computer having high configuration.

    Spacious Classroom

    All the classrooms of the department are well equipped and having all the modern facilities

    Motivation Club

    A Motivation Club for inspiring students and all types of stakeholders of the Department of Computer & Information Science.

    Virtual Classroom

    Government of West Bengal has sanctioned a Virtual Classroom in the Department of Computer & Information Science with all types of modern facilities and e learning systems.

    Knowledge Resource Centre

    A Knowledge Resource Centre having good numbers of books and space for conducting seminar, workshops and similar knowledge events
    Department of CIS currently offers focus on the following areas of Computing, Informatics and Interdisciplinary Sciences

    ● ICT & Information Policies
    ● Social & Business Informatics
    ● Optimization/ Operation Research
    ● Graph Theory
    ● Soft Computing
    ● Cloud Computing & Big Data
    ● Semantic Web
    ● Web Technology
    ● Semantic Web Services
    ● E Learning Systems & Technologies
    ● Emerging Technological Applications
    ● Uncertainty Theory

    However, Academician from the diverse fields and are expected to work (or with association) in the Department of Computer & Information Science.

    The Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS) started of its own M.Phil. and Ph.D. Program since 2018 when the sustentative teaching staff was joined in the Department.

    Sl. No. Name of the Scholars Programs Status
    1 Dr. Jayati Lahiri Dey PhD Awarded
    2 Nilanjan Das PhD CW Completed & Ongoing
    3 Mahabubul Hoque PhD CW Completed & Ongoing
    4 Suchismita Das PhD CW Completed & Ongoing
    5 Sarmistha Chowdhury PhD CW Completed & Ongoing
    6 Subhradeep Maitra PhD CW Completed & Ongoing
    7 Abhijit Bandyopadhyay PhD CW Completed & Ongoing
    8 Ritam Chatterjee MPhil Ongoing
    9 Sumit Karmakar MPhil Ongoing


    CW: Coursework

    Even more students from different core and allied branches are yet to join to the Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS) since it is interdisciplinary in nature. Some of the existing and expected background of the researchers are include (but not limited to)—

    ● Computer Science
    ● Computer Engineering
    ● Computer Applications
    ● Information Technology
    ● Communication Engineering
    ● Computer and Information Science (CIS)
    ● Library and Information Science (LIS)
    ● Geo Information Science (GIS)
    ● Business Informatics/ IT (with MBA-IT)
    ● Mathematical Sciences & Applied Statistics etc.

    The following are few publications of the faculty members completed in the cutting edge, interdisciplinary area, and impactful areas.---

    Dr. Laxminarayan Sahoo (for details refer CV)

    Dr. P.K. Paul (for details refer CV)

    Dr. Jayati Lahiri Dey (for details refer CV)

    Dr. Arup Sarkar (for details refer CV)
     
    Achievements in Recent Past at Dept. of CIS

    Achievements in Recent Past at Dept. of CIS

     

      • ➤  The Department of CIS has successfully conducted International Seminar on Emerging Trends in Information Science and Technology (ISETIST), January, 2017

     

      • ➤  The Department completed a National Seminar on Recent Trends in Computer Applications, April, 2016

     

      • ➤  The Department has tied up with International Scientific Research Organization for Science Engineering and Technology (ISROSET) for conducting knowledge events and already conducted one knowledge event.

     

      • ➤  The Department of CIS has collaborated with International Journal of Information Science and Computing (IJISC), New Delhi for the publication of research work contributed by all types of stakeholders (students, faculty members and researchers)

     

      • ➤  The Department of CIS has organized National Seminar (NSETIST-2019), funded by Government of West Bengal, and Technical Sponsorship from IETE Kolkata.

     

      • ➤  The Department of CIS (PG & Research Section) has organized National Symposium on Foundation and Advances in Computing (NSFARAC-2019) in Collaboration with Indian Academic Researchers Association (IARA), Trichy, India. In this PG, MPhil & Ph.D. Students from more than 15 different departments was participated.

     

      • ➤  The Department of CIS (PG & Research Section) has organized first National Conference of Raiganj University called NACITMAC (National Conference on Emerging Trends of Information Technologies in Management & Commerce), held on June, 2019.

     

      • ➤  The Department of CIS (PG & Research Section) has acted as Associate regarding Organization of three (03) International Conference named ‘International Conference on Recent Trends on Computing and Communications (ICRICC), conducted by the RCET (An Engineering College, Under Anna University, Kanyakumari, TN, India) held in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 respectively.

     

      • ➤  The Department of CIS has introduced BCA Program as Self Financed and Evening Program for the benefits of the students in the year 2018.

     

      • The Department of CIS has got first substantive post (Asst. Professor) in the year 2018 and as a result as per the norms and initiative of the university Ph.D. & M.Phil. program has been started.

     

      • ➤  The Department of CIS got its second officiating Head of the Department Prof (Dr.) K.S. Tiwary who also holds the position of Dean (Science and Management), Raiganj University.

     

      • ➤  The Department of CIS has introduced another subject ‘Computer Science’ with the B.Sc. (H)-Computer Science and M.Sc. in Computer Science from the year 2019.

     

      • ➤  Dr. P.K. Paul, Assistant Professor (who also holds the position of Executive Director, MSc CIS Program since the beginning of the MSc program and department nomenclature as CIS); joined as first Information Scientist of the university as an additional charge since 2019.

     

      • ➤  The Department also got more sustentative posts and as a result two more Assistant Professors have joined (Dr. J.L. Dey; dated 22-01-2020 and Dr. Arup Sarkar; dated 11-02-2020) in early 2020.

     

    • ➤  Dr. Laxminarayan Sahoo joined (dated 18-02-2020) as first Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science from February, 2020.

    From Students Circle:

      • ➤  Our BCA Student Sushmita Bhattacharjee stood first in Dance Competition (13th Global Harmony, 2017) among the host deputed institute at Malda held at Pune, India

     

      • ➤  Our MSc CIS Students Bishnu Raman Misir had presented his paper in International Conference on Recent Developments on Science, Technology, Humanities and Management (ICRDSTHM-17) and Paper has been published in Proceedings. His paper is also IJCA, United States

     

      • ➤  Our MSc CIS Student Pranay Biswas had published his research trend report on Internet in UGC Approved journals.

     

      • ➤  Our MSc CIS Student Suchismita Das has presented her work at NSETIST-19 and also published her work in the Edited Research based Book.

     

    • ➤  Our 6 MSc CIS students (Pranay Biswas , Nantu Saha , Subhamay Sarkar , Aniruddha Dasgupta, Binod Barman, BR Misir, Kamini Sarkar, Siddhartha Choudhury) have been appointed as Technical Assistant as part of their project work (This is jointly undertaken by the PG Section and New Delhi Publishers, New Delhi, India)



    From Faculty Circle:

     

      • ➤  J.L. Dey, Faculty Member of Dept. of CIS has presented paper in International Conference on Recent Developments on Science, Technology, Humanities and Management (ICRDSTHM-17), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia through Skype and Paper has been published in Proceedings. His paper is also awaiting for publication in IJCA, United States.

     

      • ➤  Shri. S. Sen has qualified in GATE Examination conducted by the IITs in the year 2017.

     

      • ➤  Dr. P.K. Paul, has Chaired a session in International Conference on Recent Developments on Science, Technology, Humanities and Management (ICRDSTHM-17), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and his keynote talk also published in Proceedings. His paper is also awaiting for publication in IJCA, United States

     

      • ➤  Dr. P.K. Paul has received The International Young Scientist Award by the VirtualCom-2016 for contribution in Health Information Science Emerging Computing Track Organized by ISROSET, India.

     

      • ➤  Dr. P.K. Paul has received Fellow Position (FBSS) from the BSS, under Chartered of TNSRO (Affiliated to Vigyan Prasar, DST, Govt. of India); and also Fellow Position (FIARA) from the Indian Academic Researchers Association (IARA), India (both as Honorary).

     

      • ➤  Dr. P.K. Paul has received Distinguished Young Information Science & Computing Academician in Asia in the Year 2017 from IRDP Chennai, India.

     

      • ➤  Dr. P.K. Paul has received National Level Award ‘Best Researcher Award-2017’ and ‘National Level ‘Best Faculty Award-2018’ from Indian Academic Researcher Association (IARA), Tamilnadu, India

     

      • ➤  Dr. P.K. Paul has received ‘David Clark Blair Best Young Scientist Award’ for Contribution in Information Sciences from Bose Science Society under Chartered of TNSRO (Affiliated to Vigyan Prasar, DST, Govt. of India)

     

      • ➤  Dr. P.K. Paul has appointed/ honored with the position of Honorary Professor at Logos University Int. (Florida, USA & also located at Brazil; South America; Serbia; Europe).

     

      • ➤  Dr. P.K. Paul has received International Digital and Social Informatics Think Tank Award-2020 by Africa Information Technology Consultancy (AITC), Nigeria, West Africa.

     

      • ➤  Dr. P.K. Paul has joined as first Sustentative Faculty position (Asst. Professor) in the year 2018 (19th July Onwards) with Information Science and Technology specialization at the Dept. of CIS, Raiganj University.

     

      • ➤  Since the joining of our Faculty Member Dr. P.K. Paul has published around 25 Research based Edited & Text Book as Sole/ First Author.

     

    • ➤  Since August, 2020 Dr. L. Sahoo Joined as Head, Department of Computer and Information Science.


    The Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS) has a track record of conducting good number of academic events with National and International levels (Conference, Seminar, Symposium, Workshop) in collaboration of different academic, professional bodies, societies and knowledge partners. The Department of CIS has a track record (among other Department of Raiganj University) of conducting publication opportunity to all the paper presenters in different National and International Research based Books, Journals etc. at free of cost. Some of the events of the Department of CIS mentioned as follows—



    List of Events Organized (2016-2020)


    Sl. No.Name of the EventsCollaborations & associationsYear
    1National Seminar on Recent Trends in Computer Science, held on 1st April, 2016, Organized by Dept. of CIS (erstwhile Dept. of BCA), Raiganj University, West Bengal, IndiaSponsored by Govt. of West Bengal2016
    2International Seminar on Emerging Trends in Information Science and Technology (ISETIST),held on 13th January, 2017, Organized by Dept. of CIS, Raiganj University, West Bengal, IndiaTechnical Sponsor
    International Scientific Research Organization for the Science, Engineering & Technology (ISROSET), India
    Publication Partner: Renu Publishers, New Delhi, India
    2017
    3

    National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Information Science and Technology (NSETIST), held on19th & 20th March, 2019

    Organized by Dept. of CIS, Raiganj University, West Bengal, India

    Technical Sponsors

    Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) Kolkata Chapter

    Sponsored by
    Higher Education Department, Government of West Bengal

    2019
    4International Conference on Recent Innovations in Computer and Communications (ICRICC), held on 30th March, 2019, Organized by RCET (Anna University), Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu, IndiaOrganized as joint partner of Rohini College of Engineering & Technology (RCET), Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu, India2019
    5National Symposium
    On
    Foundation and Advances in Research Methods & Computing
    (NSFARAC 2019), held on 13th & 14th May, 2019
    Organized by PG & Research Section (Information Sciences),
    Department of Computer and Information Science (DCIS)
    Raiganj University, Raiganj, West Bengal-733 134, India
    Technical Sponsors
    Indian Academic Researchers Association, Trichy, India
     
    6National Conference
    On
    Emerging Trends of Information Technologies in Management & Commerce
    (NACITMAC 2019), held on 17th June, 2019
    Organized by
    Department of Computer and Information Science
    (PG & Research Section) Department of Management
    &
    Department of Commerce
    Raiganj University, Raiganj, West Bengal-733 134, India
    Technical Sponsor
    Computer Society of India (CSI), India
    2019
    7National Conference on Innovations in ICT and its Impact on Management, Social Sciences and Education (NACICT)-19
    SU, Mangaluru & RGU, Raiganj, College of CIS, Srinivas University, held on 27th & 28th Dec, 2019, Mangaluru,KN, India
    In Collaboration with PG & Research Section, Dept. of CIS, Raiganj University
    Organized as Joint Partner
    College of CIS, Srinivas University, Mangalore
    2019
    8International Conference on Recent Innovations in Computer and Communications (ICRICC), held on 29th May, 2020, Organized Virtually by RCET (Anna University), Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu, India In Collaboration with PG & Research Section, Dept. of CIS, Raiganj UniversityOrganized as joint partner of Rohini College of Engineering & Technology (RCET), Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu, India2020
    Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS)
    1st Floor,
    Mathematical Sciences Complex
    Near Playground
    Raiganj University
    West Bengal-733 134, India
    Emails :-
    Departmental:
    Head: lxsahoo@gmail.com  (Dr.Laxminarayan Sahoo)
    CIS Program Director: pkpaul.infotech@gmail.com (Dr.P.K. Paul)