Department of Computer Science, Punjabi University, Patiala
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Department History

Founded in July 1987, the Department of Computer Science is a center for research and education at the post graduate level and one of the top computer science departments in North India. Strong research groups exist in areas of Natural Language Processing, Pattern Recognition, Digital Image Processing, Parallel Computing and Mobile Computing. Close ties are maintained with researchers with computational interests in departments of other universities. In recognition to its academic and research activites, U.G.C has brought the Department under its Special Assistance Programme for two consective periods of five years each. The Department was first brought under SAP(DRS) in April, 2004. The Department has now been upgraded from DRS to DSA level with effect from September 2009 for another five years. The Department was sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (DST) for FIST(Level 1) program in 2006. The main educational goal is to prepare students for research and teaching careers either in universities or in industry.
The department was one of the first departments in the region to start the 4 year B.Tech. course in Computer Science in 1987. From the year 1991, the Department introduced 3-year post-graduate degree course Master of Computer Applications (MCA) course. From the academic year 1995-96, M.Tech. Course in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) was introduced. To cater to the growing demand for trained professionals in internet and communications technology, another M.Tech course in Internet and Communication Technology (ICT) was started from the academic session 2006-07. The department has started M. Phil (Computer Science) a regular program, M.Tech (Computer Science) a part time and 3 year program from academic year, 2011.


Faculty (Click on Faculty Name for Bio data)

Name

Specialization

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bawa  Professor

Head of the Department
M.Sc., Ph.D
9815653271(M)
rajesh_k_bawa@yahoo.com

Parallel and Scientific Computing

Dr. Jyotsna Sengupta Professor
B.E.,M.S.,Ph.D.
9872801505(M)
jyotsna@pbi.ac.in, jyotsna.sengupta@gmail.com

Computer Architecture, Computer Networks, Mobile Networks, Parallel and Distributed Systems.

Dr. Chandan Singh
Professor
M.Sc., Ph.D.
0175-2283209(R) , 9872043209(M)
0175-3046320 (O) chandan.csp@gmail.com

Computer Graphics, Optical Character Recognition, Image Compression Finite Element Analysis, Scientific and Engineering S/w Development

Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal
Professor
M.Sc., M.E.,Ph.D.
0175-2283502,  9815473767 gslehal@yahoo.com

Optical Character Recognition
Natural Language Processing

Dr. Neeraj Sharma
 Professor
Ph.D, M.C.A., MBA
0175-2229449, 9815918075
sharma_neeraj@hotmail.com

Information Systems/DSS, AI, KM

Dr. Sukhjeet Kaur 
Assistant Professor
M.C.A., M.Tech, Ph.D
0175-2282843 mrsdjjr@yahoo.co.in

System Software, Artificial Intelligence, Operating System and Computer Graphics

Dr. Dharamveer Sharma
Assistant Professor
M.C.A., Ph.D.
98156-15070
dveer72@hotmail.com

 OCR, ICR, S/W Development,DBMS,Object Oriented Programming,Data Structures,operating systems,programming languages.

Dr. Gagandeep
Assistant Professor (
M.C.A.,Ph.D.
0175-2221004
b-gagan@mailcity.com

Software Engineering

Dr. Amandeep Kaur 
Assistant Professor
M.E.(C.S.)
9464946974
aman_k2007@hotmail.com

Digital Image Processing/ Embedded Systems & DSP

Dr. Vishal Goyal
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., M.Tech, M.C.A.
9417671421, 0175-2280054 vishal.pup@gmail.com

Theory Of Computer Science, DBMS, Natural Language Processing,  Programming in C, Data Structures, Java Programming ,Software Development

Mr. Gurinder Pal Singh Gosal
Assistant Professor (Senior Scale)
M.C.A
9915586735
gosal.gps@gmail.com

 DBMS,NLP,Ontologics,semantic technologies

Mrs. Jagpuneet Bajwa

Asst.Professor

M.C.A

Software Engineering and UML

Dr. Maninder Singh
Assistant Professor
B.E., M.Tech.,Ph.D.

Computer Networks, Computer Architecture, Mobile Communication

Dr. Gurpreet Singh Josan
Assistant Professor
M.Tech, Ph.D.

DBMS, Natural Language Processing

Mr. Amarvir Singh
Assistant Professor
B.Tech, M.Tech
Operating System, Information Technology
Dr. Rajneesh Randhawa
Assistant Professor
Ph.D
Computer Networks, Operations Research , Research Methodology

System Officers

Name

Specialization

Mr. Arun Bansal,
System Administrator
M.C.A
9815612218
arun.bansal@rediffmail.com

System Software, Software Engineering,
Data Structure, Programming in C, MIS
Mr. Arun Sharma,
Programmer
B.E.
arshiyarun@hotmail.com
Visual Basic, Digital Electronics


Technical Staff

  1. Mr. Kulwinder Singh, Lab Supdt.
  2. Mr. Kawaljeet Singh, Technical Assistant
  3. Mr. Dilbagh Singh, Technical Assistant
  4. Mr. Harbhajan Singh, Junior Technical Assistant
  5. Mr. Vipen Soni, Junior Technical Assistant
  6. Mr. Ganesh Parshad, Junior technical Assistant
  7. Mr. Sharnagat Singh, Lab. Attendant
  8. Mr. Jaswinder Singh, Lab Attendant
  9. Mr. Paramjeet Singh, Lab Attendant
  10. Mr. Karam Chand, Lab Attendant
  11. Mr. Krishan Singh, Lab Attendant
  12. Mr. Satbir Singh, Lab Attendant

 


Office Staff

  1. Mrs Usha Rani, Senior Assistant
  2. Mr.Nadeem Akhtar, Clerk
  3. Mr. Sanjeev Kumar, Steno
  4. Mr. Balwinder Singh, Peon
  5. Mr. Inderjeet Singh, Peon
  6. Mr. Varinder, Peon

Thrust Area

  • Image Processing
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Mobile Networks
  • Parallel and Distributed Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Knowledge Management

Significant Achievements

  • The Department has come under the programme of  DRS-II in continuation from DRS-I of the Special Assistance Programme (SAP-DRS-II) of UGC for a period of five years effective from October 2009 to September 2014 in recognition of its academic and research achievements. Under this programme, UGC has sanctioned a grant of 51 Lakh rupees to the department for strengthening the research activities.
  • The Department came under the Special Assistance Programme (SAP-DRS-I) of UGC for a period of five years effective from 01-04-2004 to 31-03-2009. UGC had sanctioned a grant of 40.5 Lakh rupees to the department.
  • The Department of Science and Technology has also recognized the academic and research achievements of the department and supported the department under FIST (Level 1) program - 2006. A grant of 25 Lakh rupees has been sanctioned under the scheme for strengthening infrastructure of the department for teaching and research purposes.
  • This is the only Computer Science Department in Northern India to be covered under both SAP and FIST schemes.
  • During the last two years the Department has received funding of more than 1.55 crore rupees from various national and international organizations  in form of research grants.
  • The first grammar checker for any Indian language is being developed under the guidance of Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal with a grant of Rs. 25 lakhs sanctioned by the Ministry of ICT research in this purpose.
  • A software package entitled Development of Punjabi Morphological Analyser and Generator was developed by Mandeep Singh under the guidance of Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal and a copy of the software was bought by CDAC, Pune for Rs. One Lakh. The software was released by Thiru Dayanidhi Maran Hon'ble Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology in 2007 for mass distribution in the Punjabi CD launched by Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
  • Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal bagged an international research project for conversion of Shahmukhi (Urdu) script to Gurmukhi script in an open competition held in Thailand in November 2005. There were 128 entries from 17 countries and this was the only project to be selected out of 36 entries from India.
  • The first Punjabi spell checker, Punjabi word processor and Romanised Punjabi typing software have been developed by Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal.
  • Sangam, a commercial software for Transliteration of Punjabi text from Gurmukhi script to Shahmukhi (Urdu) has been developed by Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal and many copies have already been sold in India, UK, Canada and USA.
  • The first Optical Character Recognition Software for Gurmukhi script has been developed by Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal. The software was released by Thiru Dayanidhi Maran Hon'ble Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology in 2007 for mass distribution in the Punjabi CD launched by Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
  • Ministry of Communications & Information Technology has also sanctioned a research grant of Rs. 36 lakhs for adding more features in the current OCR for Gurmukhi script to develop a commercial version of the OCR.
  • OMR Software packages have been developed by Dr. Chandan Singh and Mr. Dharamveer Sharma for evaluating objective type tests of various entrance exams conducted by University and has been in use for last 9 years.
  • High Accuracy Hindi to Punjabi Machine Translation System has been developed by Mr. Vishal Goyal and Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal. This software is available for use online at http://h2p.learnpunjabi.org. This software is one of the best and high accuracy software ever developed for Indian language to the best of our knowledge. It is in regular use by many of the publishers, newspapers, writers, translation professionals and students.
  • The department is actively involved in research area of Parallel and Scientific Computing. Many sequential and parallel computational techniques have been developed for solving problems arising in the area  of computational science and engineering applications. The faculty is having active research collaboration with faculty members of IIT Kanpur,  IIT Guwahati and University of Zargosa, Spain.

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Courses Offered and Admission Criteria

1. Course Name : MCA
Duration: 3 Years
Seats : 120 + Additional Seats as per Punjabi University Norms
Eligibility:  Candidate who has passed the Bachelor's Degree (10+2+3) in any discipline of the statutory University, with 50% marks in aggregate 45% for SC/ST and physically handicapped with at least 40% disability. The candidate must have passed the senior secondary (10+2) or equivalent examination or higher degree examination with Mathematics/Statistics/Business Mathematics/Business Statistics/Quantitative Techniques or equivalent as compulsory/optional/additional subject or paper.

  Tution Fees and other Charges: 81690/- (per Annum)
     Admission Criteria: On the basis of Merit in qualifying class.


2. Course Name : M.Tech.(CSE)
     Duration: 2 Years
     Seats : 45+  Additional Seats as per Punjabi University Norms
Eligibility: Masters degree with minimum 55% marks (or equivalent grade point ) in Mathematics/ Physics/ Operations Research / Statistics/ Computer Science/ Electronics / Instrumentation/ Chemistry / (M.C.A.) Computer Applications or Master of Science or equivalent with minimum 55% marks in any branch of First Class Bachelor’s Degree in any branch of Engineering/ Technology/ Pharmacy/ Architecture from recognized University/Institution .
In case of scheduled caste/tribes/Physically handicapped candidates will be given 5% relaxation of marks in the qualifying examination.
     Tution Fees and other Charges: 54395/-(Per Annum)
     Admission Criteria: Entrance Test Conducted by Punjabi University(click http://pupadmissions.ac.in)

3. Course Name : M. Phil (CS)
Duration: 1.5 Years
Seats : 15+ Additional Seats as per Punjabi University Norms
Tution Fees and other Charges: 16650/-(Per Annum)
Admission Criteria: Entrance Test Conducted by University

4. Course Name : M.Tech (Part Time)
Duration: 3 Years
Seats : 50+ Additional Seats as per Punjabi University Norms
Tution Fees and other Charges: 37095/-(Per Annum)
Admission Criteria: Entrance Test Conducted by University

5. Course name: Ph.D. (Computer Science) (Part time/ Regular): Admission Criteria: Entrance Test / Interview Conducted by Punjabi University, Patiala.



Ph.D.  Completed

Sr. No

Name of Candidate

Title

Supervisor

Year of Completion

1.

Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal

Optical Character Recognition of Machine Printed Gurmukhi Script

Dr. Chandan Singh

2003

2.

Dr. Ekta Walia

Development of three Dimensional Rendering Algorithms based on Non-Linear Interpolation and Analysis of their Relative Performances.

Dr. Chandan Singh

2007

3.

Dr. Indu Chabra

Feature Extraction : Neural Network Classifiers for the Optical Character Recognition of Printed Handwritten Gurmukhi Script

Dr. Chandan Singh

2008

4.

Dr. Renu Choudhary

A Bi-Lingual Optical Character Recognition System for Gurmukhi and Roman Scripts

Dr. Chandan Singh

2008

5.

Dr. Satish Kumar

Recognition of Presegmented Devanagri Handwritten Characters using Multiple Features and Neural Network Classifiers

Dr. Chandan Singh

2008

6.

Dr. Dharamveer Sharma

A System for Recognition of Hand-filled forms in Gurmukhi Script

Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal

2010

7.

Dr. Vishal Goyal

Development of HIndi to Punjabi Machine Translation System

Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal

2010

8.

Dr. Navdeep Singh

Modeling and Analysis of Software Reliability and Availability using Markovian Approach

Dr. R.K. Bawa

2010

9.

Dr. Amandeep Kaur

Development of Algorithms for Automatic Landmark Detection For Cephalometric System

Dr. Chandan Singh

2013

10.

Dr. Neerja

Development of Fast and Accurate Face Recognition Algorithms.

Dr. Chandan Singh

2012

11.

Dr. Pooja

"Image Retrieval using Radial Moments"

Dr. Chandan Singh

2013

12.

Dr. Kamaljeet Kaur

A Punjabi to English Machine Translation System for Legal Documents

Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal

2012

13.

Dr. Tejinder Saini

Development of Shahmukhi to Gurmukhi Transliteration System

Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal

2012

14.

Dr. Gagandeep

Analysis & Development of testing techniques for component  based software systems

Dr. Jyotsna Sengupta

2012

15.

Mrs. Sukhjit  Kaur

Development of Robust and Fast Algorithms for Digital Watermarking Using Moments

Dr. Chandan Singh

          2013
16.

Amitoj

"Design of Distributed Agile Development System for Software Industry"

Dr. Kawaljeet Singh

              2013

 

Ph.D. On Going

List is Ph.D. Registered Candidate

Sr. No

Name of Candidate

Title

Supervisor

1

Ali Mohammed Sahan

"Face Recognition Using Radial Moments And Wavelet Transforms"

Dr. Chandan Singh

2

Rahul Upneja

"Accurate calculation of Radial Moments for Image Analysis"

Dr. Chandan Singh

3

Chhinderpal

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Dr. G.S. Lehal

4

Sanjeev Kumar Sharma

"A Punjabi Grammar Checker For Compound And Complex Sentences"

Dr. G.S. Lehal

5

Harminder Singh Deosi

"Online Gurmukhi Handwritten Recognition using Statistical Approach"

Dr. R.K. Bawa

6

Gaurav Sharma

"Performance Prediction And Ranking Based Resource Selection In Grid Environment"

Dr. R.K. Bawa

7

Jagpuneet Kaur Bajwa

"Analysis of Software Development Scenario From Agile Perspective in India"

Dr. Kawaljeet Singh

8

Saranjit Kaur

"Re-engineering to Web-based information services: challenges and Opportunities"

Dr. Kawaljeet Singh

9

Simple Rani

"Recognition of Gurmukhi Handwritten Manuscripts"

Dr. G.S. Lehal

10

Jasbir Singh

"Development of Devanagari Optical Character Recognition System Using Multiple Classifiers" 

Dr. G.S. Lehal

11

Rupinder Kaur

"Development & Analysis of Fusion Process Method

Dr. Jyotsna Sengupta

12

Ashish Seth

"Service Oriented Architecture: A Design and Implementation Model"

Dr. Himanshu Aggarwal

13

Sarpreet Singh

"Optimized Job Scheduling For Grid Computing"

Dr. R.K. Bawa

14

Pooja Mohan

Context Aware Model for Enhancing Security and Privacy in Wireless Sensor Network

Dr. Manpreet Singh (UCoE)

15

Ramandeep Singh

Development of An Efficient Resource Allocation and Job Scheduling Technique for fault tolerance in grid environment  

Dr. R.K. Bawa

16

Baljeet Kaur Dhindsa

Development of An Interlingual Translator for Hindi Language

Dr. Dharamveer Sharma

17

Rohit Sachdeva

Automated Recognition of Hand-filled forms in Devanagari Script

Dr. Dharamveer Sharma

18

Ajit Kumar

Development of Statistical Approach based Hindi to Punjabi Machine Translation System

Dr. Vishal Goyal

19

Ganesh Kumar Sethi

A Framework For Automatic Detection And Extraction Of Devanagari Text From Camera Based Images

Dr. R.K. Bawa

20

Harmohan Sharma

DEVELOPMENT OF A RECOGNITION SYSTEM FOR NASTALEEQ SCRIPT BASED URDU LIGATURES

Dr. Dharamveer Sharma

21

Wiqas Ghai

Automatic Speech Recognition System for Punjabi Language

Dr. Navdeep Singh

22

Rupinderpal Kaur

Qualitative Performance Analysis of Websites Developed in Punjabi and Hindi

Dr. Vishal Goyal

23

Sukhdev Singh

Development of a System for Extraction of Gumukhi Text from Natural Scene Images.

Dr. Dharamveer Sharma

24

Mr. Nitin Bhatia

Edge Detection Techniques for Gray Scale Images

Dr. Chandan Singh

25

Mrs. Sapna Dhiman

ENHANCING ACCURACY OF GURMUKHI OCR USING MULTIPLE CLASSIFICATION SCHEMES AND LANGUAGE MODELING

Dr. G. S. Lehal


 

 


PLACEMENTS
Companies like Infosys technologies, Tata Consultancy Services, Tech Mahindra, Newgen, ATOS etc. visit the campus regularly. University is the Advanced Partner of Infosys technologies under their Campus Connect Programme. It has academic partnership with TCS, IBM also.

Name of the course

Years

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

M. C. A.

35

50

70

80

80

M. Tech. (CSE)

25

-

19

20

20

M. Tech. (ICT)

12

-

02

02

05

Ph. D.

3

-

3

-

5

             * The above placement record also include the count of students placed through off campuses.


Alumni Association
Department has very strong Alumni Association. It was started in 2006. Currently more than 120 alumnis has already been registered as Life members. All the alumni members are connected to each other through the Yahoo group – alumni_dcse_pbiuniv. There is also very active department alumni group outside India under the name NAPAA (North America Punjabi University Alumni Association).


Publications
Department faculty have published nine books and published 229 research papers in Journals of International/National repute and/or in Edited Volumes or Proceedings of National/International Conferences/Seminars. The department’s faculty has international recognition as evidenced by their invitations for doing collaborative research work and nominations to the editorial board of journals. Further the faculty of the department has carried out eight sponsored major research projects.


Conferences and Seminars
The department has organized three national conferences RAFIT in 2005, 2007 and 2009, one National Seminar RAFIP in 2010, two international conference ICISIL-2011 and iRAFIT2012 and one national workshop on 'Digital Image processing using MATLAB'.


Contact Us
Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bawa
Head of the Department,
Department of Computer Science
Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab.

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WebSite Last Updated on : Dec, 2013

Email: rajesh_k_bawa@yahoo.com
Ph: 0175-3046312,3046313
, 9815653271(M)

For Admission Queries:0175-3046522

 
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