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)



Dr. Neeraj Sharma

Head of the Department
Ph.D, M.C.A., MBA 

 KM, Opinion Mining, Machine Learning

Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal 
M.Sc., M.E.,Ph.D. 
0175-2283502,  9815473767

Optical Character Recognition
Natural Language Processing

Dr. Jyotsna Sengupta 


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

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bawa 

M.Sc., Ph.D

Parallel and Scientific Computing

Dr. Sukhjeet Kaur  
Associate Professor
M.C.A., M.Tech, Ph.D

System Software, Artificial Intelligence, Operating System and Computer Graphics

Dr. Dharamveer Sharma
Associate Professor
M.C.A., Ph.D.


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

Dr. Gagandeep 
Associate Professor

Software Engineering

Dr. Vishal Goyal
Associate Professor 
Ph.D., M.Tech, M.C.A. 
9417671421, 0175-2280054

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

Dr. Jagpuneet Bajwa

Assistan Professor

M.C.A., Ph.D.

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


Computer Networks, Operations Research , Research Methodology

Dr. Chandan Singh
Professor (Re-Employed) 
M.Sc., Ph.D. 
0175-2283209(R) , 9872043209(M)
0175-3046320 (O)

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

System Officers



Mr. Arun Bansal,
System Administrator

System Software, Software Engineering,
Data Structure, Programming in C, MIS
Mr. Arun Sharma,
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. Vipen Soni, Technical Assistant

    5.     Mr. Ganesh Parshad, Junior Technical Assistant

    6.     Mr. Sharnagat Singh, Junior Technical Assistant

    7.     Mr. Jaswinder Singh, Junior Technical Assistant

    8.     Mr. Paramjeet Singh, Junior Technical Assistant

    9.     Ms. Shabnamjeet Kaur, Lab Attendant

    10. Mr. Pankaj Prasher, Lab Attendant

    11. Mr. Karam Chand, Lab Attendant

    12. Mr. Krishan Singh, Lab Attendant

    13. Mr. Satbir Singh, Lab Attendant

    14. Mr. Raju, Lab Attendant


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 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.

Software Copyrighted

Courses Offered and Admission Criteria

1. Course Name : MCA
    Duration: 3 Years
    Seats : 140 + Additional Seats as per Punjabi University Norms
    Eligibility:  Refer Handbook of Information

    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: Refer Handbook of Information
     Tution Fees and other Charges: 54395/-(Per Annum)
     Admission Criteria: Entrance Test Conducted by Punjabi University(click

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: 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



Year of Completion


Gurpreet Singh Lehal

Optical Character Recognition of Machine Printed Gurmukhi Script

Dr. Chandan Singh



Ekta Walia

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

Dr. Chandan Singh



Indu Chabra

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

Dr. Chandan Singh



Renu Choudhary

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

Dr. Chandan Singh



Satish Kumar

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

Dr. Chandan Singh



Dharamveer Sharma

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

Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal



Vishal Goyal

Development of HIndi to Punjabi Machine Translation System

Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal



Navdeep Singh

Modeling and Analysis of Software Reliability and Availability using Markovian Approach

Dr. R.K. Bawa



Amandeep Kaur

Development of Algorithms for Automatic Landmark Detection For Cephalometric System

Dr. Chandan Singh




Development of Fast and Accurate Face Recognition Algorithms.

Dr. Chandan Singh




"Image Retrieval using Radial Moments"

Dr. Chandan Singh



Kamaljeet Kaur

A Punjabi to English Machine Translation System for Legal Documents

Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal



Tejinder Saini

Development of Shahmukhi to Gurmukhi Transliteration System

Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal




Analysis & Development of testing techniques for component  based software systems

Dr. Jyotsna Sengupta



Sukhjit  Kaur

Development of Robust and Fast Algorithms for Digital Watermarking Using Moments

Dr. Chandan Singh




"Design of Distributed Agile Development System for Software Industry"

Dr. Kawaljeet Singh & Dr. Neeraj Sharma




Amandeep Kaur

Development Of Algorithms For Automatic Landmark Detection For Cephalometric System

Dr. Chandan Singh



Chhinder Paul

ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਭਾਸ਼ਾ ਦਾ ਕੰਪਿਊਟਰੀਕਰਨ ਸਥਿਤੀ ਸਮੱਸਿਆਵਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਪ੍ਰਸਤਾਵਿਤ ਹੱਲ

Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal



Ali Mohammed Sahan

Face Recognition Using Radial Moments And Wavelet Transforms

Dr. Chandan Singh



Rupinder Kaur

Development And Analysis Of Fusion Process Model

Dr. Jyotsna Sengupta



Rahul Upneja

Accurate Calculation Of Radial Moments For Image Analysis

Dr. Chandan Singh



Ramandeep Singh

Development Of An Efficient Resource Allocation And Job Scheduling Technique For Fault Tolerance In Grid Environment

Dr. R.K. Bawa



Ajit Kumar

Development Of Statistical Approach Based Hindi To Punjabi Machine Translation System

Dr. Vishal Goyal



Ashish Seth

Service Oriented Architecture : A Design And Implementation Model

Dr. Himanshu Aggarwal



Gaurav Sharma

Performance Prediction And Ranking Based Resource Selection In Grid Environment

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bawa



Rupinder Paul Kaur

Qualitative Performance Analysis Of Websites Developed In Punjabi And Hindi

Dr. Vishal Goyal



Vishal Singh

Improving Energy Efficiency In Wireless Sensor Networks Using Duty Cycling Approach

Dr. Maninder Singh



Sanjeev Kumar Sharma

A Punjabi Grammar Checker For Compound And Complex Sentences

Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal



Sukhdev Singh

Development Of A System For Extraction Of Gurmukhi Text From Natural Scene Images

Dr. Dharamveer Sharma



Simpel Rani

Recognition Of Gurmukhi Handwritten Manuscripts

Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal



Saranjit Kaur

Re-Engineering To Web-Based Information Services Chalanges And Oppertunities

Dr. Kawaljeet Singh



Pooja Mohan

Context Aware Model For Enhancing Security And Privacy In Wireless Sensor Network

Dr. Manpreet Singh



Jagpuneet Kaur Bajwa

Analysis Of Software Development Scenario From Agile Perspective In India

Dr. Kawaljeet Singh & Dr. Neeraj Sharma




Jasbir Singh

Development Of Devanagri Optical Character Recognition System Using Multiple Classifiers

Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal



Lalit Goyal

Translator For English Text To Indian Sign Language Synthetic Animations

Dr. Vishal Goyal



Rohit Sachdeva

Automated Recongnition Of Hand-Filled Forms In Dev Anagari Script

Dr. Dharamveer Sharma



Umrinder Pal Singh

Urdu To Punjabi Machine Translation System

Dr. Vishal Goyal


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.

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).

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. Neeraj Sharma
Head of the Department,
Department of Computer Science
Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab.

Pin -147002

Ph: 0175-3046312,3046313, 9815918075(M)

For Admission Queries:0175-3046522

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