The era of computer science studies started in South Gujarat
University (renamed as Veer Narmad South Gujarat University in
2004) in the year 1987-1988 with the introduction of the program
Post-B.Sc. Diploma in Computer Application. Later, in the
academic year 1990-91, the university introduced three year
Master program, Master of Computer Application (MCA) with an
intake capacity of thirty seats. With the growth of the
department, research programs, Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)
and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Computer Science were
started from the academic year 1996-97. To fulfil the local
needs, the department offered the Post Graduate Diploma in
Computer Application in part-time mode and a post-graduate
degree program, viz, Master of Science (Bioinformatics), which
was later discontinued. Gradually, the department of computer
science emerged as one of the most progressive departments of
the Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. The department is
considered to be the most preferred institute for MCA admissions
in the South Gujarat region.
Research activities are one of the prime activities for any department in the university. The department of computer science is also involved in theoretical and society-oriented research. For its research activities, the University Grants Commission (UGC) awarded the Department of Computer Science with the Special Assistance Program (SAP-DRS-I) in the year 2012 for the period of five years. After the success of this research project, UGC continued with the SAP (DRS-II) from the year 2018 for the period of the next five years. The faculties of the department are also involved in research projects, training programs, extension activities, etc.
The department of computer science has a very rich alumni base. The alumni of the department of computer science have an evident presence in most of the countries in all most all the continents. Many of them have senior positions in multinational companies, and few of the alumni have turned into successful entrepreneurs. The Computer Science studies that started in a very small room have now turned out to be a huge department with state-of-the-art computing and other infrastructural facilities spread in a building of more than 30,000 square feet.
To be a department of excellence in imparting higher education in Computer Science keeping in pace with the changing needs of the IT industry resulting in increase in employment
To be a hub for cutting edge technology in computer science by offering various post graduate and research programs