Under the aegis of GLS University, Faculty of Computer Applications and Information Technology(FCAIT) offers contemporary courses at under graduate and post graduate level in the field of Computer Applications and Information Technology. With rapidly evolving technology and the continuous need for innovation, the department has always produced quality professionals. As of now, four programmes are offered under the umbrella of FCAIT.
Five year Integrated Master of Science (Information Technology) – iMSc (IT) Programme encompasses a blend of a flexible and modern syllabus where by students are exposed to various areas of information technology including the latest developments in the industry. The curriculum prepares students for a career in the fast lane of Information Technology. The course enables the students to stay updated about the latest revolutions in technology and equips them with the required skills and knowledge to enter into the industry and carve a niche for themselves.
Under the five year integrated programme, on successful completion of three years, students are awarded BSc (IT) degree and on completion of fifth year MSc (IT) degree.
The institute encourages the students to take up live industrial projects or research area as part of subject “Mini Project / Dissertation” in third year. The students are encouraged to undertake innovative and challenging topics to understand the practical aspects of project development.
Few of the live projects:
Students explore hardware components such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi microcontrollers, Robotics, AI and other incipient technologies. Round the year, students experiment and showcase their projects by presenting real-life live models based on Robotics, Home Automation, RFID Based Attendance System and other technologies.
Few of projects implemented and demonstrated using various hardware peripherals include:
Students are encouraged to explore and experiment with Open Source softwares. Students install, learn and implement the practical applications on the open source software. This helps in enhancing the problem solving and logical skills. They also get opportunity to explore and understand a large spectrum of programming languages and softwares.
The institute aims at the holistic development of the students by enhancing their research aptitude, communication skills, presentation skills and also increasing their inquisitiveness to learn and explore new dimensions of technology. The students design, develop and present the topics on various emerging technologies in the field of computer science.
Few topics for experimentation and exploration include:
The institute organizes various seminars to orient the students with upcoming market trends, recent technological advancement and exposure to new technologies. Various hands on workshops on upcoming areas are organised wherein industry experts are invited to share their knowledge and experiences. Few workshops and seminars organized are:
Besides, technological exposure, the institute provides the students a platform on various dimensions of holistic development through various seminars and workshops as:
Linguistic Development Events
Women Oriented Events
Social Development Events
Industrial Tours are organised to orient students the use of technology and scope of technological advancements in different sectors of Industries. Some of the industries visited are Mundra Port, Amul Dairy, Anand, Amul Plant, Mogar, 108 – Emergency Control Center, BSNL RTTC, DivyaBhaskar News Paper Press, Akshaya Patra, Parle – G Plant, Bisag and others.
The curriculum offers various interdisciplinary subjects for students thereby enabling them to get orientation of cultural heritage and regional legacy. For this, educational tours are organised at places of cultural heritage as Polo Forest, Mahatma Mandir, Center for Environmental Education, ECS, Gandhi Ashram, Sarkhej Roza, Adalaj Ni Vaav, Rani ni Vaav, Sun temple Modhera, Dandi Kutir and others.
The institute strives to make students capable and excel in real world. The Placement cell is in continuous effort to provide the student with best possible opportunities and provide them a chance to be eligible for the jobs in most efficient and reputed companies and at most appropriate job designations. Placement Cell guides and provides excellent placement support and opportunities to students to build their career in IT field. The Placement Cell provides various placement support as mentoring and preparing students to be prepared for facing interviews, building an effective resume, pre – placement talks, placement registrations and guidance.