Explore CSE

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at IIT Hyderabad is poised for a giant leap through research in cutting-edge computing and technology, while imparting top-class education through innovative pedagogy. The department offers undergraduate B.Tech. program with current annual intake of around 45 students, and postgraduate programs such as 2-Year M.Tech., 3-Year M.Tech.,Executive M.Tech in Datascience and Ph.D. with current annual intake of around 35 students. The current student strength is 331 . It had already graduated 5 batches of B.Tech. and 6 batches of  M.Tech., and 8 Ph.D. student. Over the last few years, the department has also offered short courses, such as Foundations of Predictive Analytics, Big Data Analytics, etc., as a part of Continuing Education Program (CEP), customized to the needs of academia and industry.

The department comprises of 17 full-time faculty members and one adjunct faculty from reputed academic and industry backgrounds.

The faculty are actively engaged in research areas such as data analytics, machine learning, databases, image and video processing, information visualization, formal methods, computational complexity, algorithms, graph theory, networking, IoT, distributed systems, compilers, programming languages, and parallel processing.

The department has several state-of-the-art computing facilities for advanced research in the areas of data analytics, networking, databases, cloud computing, etc. Following are some of the research/teaching labs in the CSE department:

• Core Labs

  • Networked Wireless Systems (NeWS) Lab
  • Visual Intelligence and Learning (VIGIL) Lab
  • Data Analytics Lab
  • Theoretical Computer Science Lab
  • Compilers and Programming Languages Lab
  • Parallel Programming and Distributed Systems Lab
  • Databases and Data Mining Lab
  • DISANET (Disaster Management) Lab • CPS (Cyber-Physical Systems) Lab

The department has regular collaborators both in industry and academia, such as:


The department has risen in stature over its short existence, evidenced by opening and closing IITJEE ranks of 632 and 1260 respectively in 2014. It also has a sound placement record with top hiring companies in recent years including Google, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, etc.

The upcoming CSE-EE department building in the permanent campus is expected to be ready by 2018. The CSE department spans over two six-storey buildings with 92,000 square feet of lab, office, and meeting space. It is designed to be a smart building that is self-sufficient in energy and water conservation, and equipped with all modern amenities and computing facilities. The building structure is designed to be inspiring, on par with designs of the world’s best institutes, to precipitate interaction, creativity, and collaboration.