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About Department

In the year 1986, Berhampur University offered the one year P.G. Diploma in Computer Applications as a sponsored programme of the Department of Electronics (DOE), Government of India. It was a major initiative taken by DOE to popularize computer education across the country. Later, in the year 1991 the Master in Computer Application programme was introduced with the joint sponsorship of UGC and DOE. Subsequently, in the year 1994 the Department of Computer Science was established as an independent department in the University. Since then the Department has played a very important role in imparting Computer education in the state of Odisha in general, and South Odisha in particular. It has produced many computer professionals who have established themselves in the field of education, research and IT industry both within India and abroad. In the year 2006, the Department widened its scope by introducing the two years M.Tech. programme in Computer Science under self-financing mode. In all these years, the unrelenting services of the qualified and dedicated teachers and professionally motivated students have been the strength of the department in imparting quality education. Besides teaching the faculty members are also engaged in research activities in different frontier areas of computer science, and in interdisciplinary areas. About 30 students have received their Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees from the department in different areas of computer science. In order to inculcate a sound academic ambience the Department regularly organizes seminars, workshops, and invited talks.

The students of the Department are also involved in different outreach activities to popularize computer education among the school and college students who are underprivileged to have access to technology and recent developments in ICT. In order to equip the non-computer science students of the University, the Department offered Add-on Courses on Computer Applications during 2014-16 in collaboration with NIRD & PR, Hyderabad.


To be the front runner in Computer Education and to equip the students with the best possible skill set in software development to excel in their professional career in a globally competitive environment and contribute to the society by harnessing software technologies in finding solution to problems, that benefit humanity.


  • To train the students with state-of-the art technology and make them industry-ready and successful professionals
  • To educate students to be problem-solvers and life-long learners to remain competitive throughout their professional journey
  • To encourage students for research and higher studies
  • To inculcate ethical values among the students in their professional career and to be good citizens and be sensitive to the societal issues and challenges of the 21st century

Best Practices

  • Ensuring a conducive learning environment for professional development
  • Organizing varieties of academic activities in the form of tech talks, invited talks, webinars by our alumni on trending technologies to keep the students updated & industry-ready
  • Maintaining academic discipline at all levels
  • Providing all kinds of technical support to the University

List of External Mentors

  1. Prof. Bhabani Sankar Panda, IIT, Delhi.
  2. Prof. Siba Kumar Udgata, School of Computer & Information Sciences University of Hyderabad.
  3. Prof. Somnath Tripathy, IIT, Patna.
  4. Prof. Susmita Ghosh, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
  5. Prof. P. Radhakrishna, National Institute of Technology, Warrangal.
  6. Narendra Rath, Senior Director, NOKIA, Bengaluru


Master Degree (M.C.A.)

About the Course

The MCA program spreads over a period of 2 years divided into four semesters. Each semester consists of theory as well as practical papers. The students have to undertake a major project work in the fourth semester. The MCA curriculum has been designed keeping in view the requirements of the IT industry and also to serve as a foundation for higher studies in computer science. It comprises of both theoretical and practical aspects of computer science and applications. The curriculum is a balanced blend of computer science, applications, mathematics, and management subjects. After successful completion of this course a student can join the IT industry as a system professional or pursue research in the core areas of computer science and applications.

How to get Admission into the Course

In order to seek admission into the MCA programme a student must be a graduate with a good academic back ground. Besides this a student should qualify in the Common Post Graduate Entrance Test (CPET) conducted by the Higher Education Department, Government of Odisha, details of which can be accessed at

Class Schedule

The MCA programme comprises of Theory, practicals and software development projects. The classes are conducted between 10.30 am - 5.30 pm on all working days. The detailed time-table for the relevant semester can be obtained from the department office.


About Course

The Department offers Ph.D. in Computer Science in different frontier areas of research. After getting admitted to the programme a Ph.D. candidate has to undergo an one-semester course work as prescribed by the Department. The course comprises of two papers. The first paper is on research methodology which equips a student with the required knowledge to undertake serious research. The second paper emphasizes on some of the advanced areas of computer science namely, object oriented technology, database technology, network technology and service oriented computing. On successful completion of the course work a candidate has to submit a synopsis of the proposed research in consultation with his/her supervisor and complete other formalities for registration.

How to Enter into the Course Programme

Entry to the program is through University Research Eligibility Test (URET) conducted by Chairman PG Council, that is to be conducted once in a year, preferably in the month of November. Questions for the test include both objective and subjective type of questions covering the core areas of computer science at the Masters degree level.


A candidate who already posses a proven track record of high quality research can register for the D.Sc. programme in Computer Science. He/She can carry out further research and submit a thesis with his/her research findings for adjudication.

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Professor Manas Ranjan Patra
Ph.D., Central University of Hyderabad
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Prof. Manas Ranjan Patra holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Central University of Hyderabad. Currently, he is the Head of the Department and Dean, Faculty of Science & Technology. He has been teaching Computer Science for the last 35 years and held additional assignments as Director of Computer Center, Director of HRDC, and Director of Internal Quality Assurance Cell.� He was a United Nations Fellow at the International Institute of Software Technology, United Nations University. His research interests include Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, and Applications of Data Mining. He has successfully guided 14 Ph.D. students and more than 100 Master theses. He has 200+ research publications in reputed journals and conferences. He has extensively travelled to many countries in USA, Europe, Australia, Africa, and South-East Asia for presenting research papers, chairing technical sessions, delivering invited talks, and for participating in panel discussions. He has been a member of Editorial boards and Programme committees of many International journals and conferences. He is a member of Association for Computing Machinery (USA) and life member of Computer Society of India & Indian Society for Technical Education.

Dr. Susant Kumar Das
Associate Professor and Head
Ph.D., Berhampur University
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Dr. Susanta Kumar Das joined the Dept. of Computer Science in 1993. He has teaching experience of 23 years in the department. He has attended no. of national & international conferences. To his credit, he has served as H.O.D for 2 years in the department. At present he is the coordinator of M.Tech(S.F) course & as coordinator of spoken tutorial project conducted by IIT Bombay & funded by MHRD, Govt of India. Fourteen no. of scholars are awarded Ph.D under his guidance. One D.Sc degree is awarded in Computer Science under his guidance. He has been felicitated award of honour by Dept. of Mathematics, Maharshi Dayanand University Rohtak, Haryana in the international conference on History & Development of Mathematical Science & Symposium on Nonlinear Analysis. His research are in Software Engineering & Network Security.

Dr. Satya Narayan Tripathy
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Berhampur University
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Dr. Satya Narayan Tripathy received his M.C.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Berhampur University, Berhampur, Orissa, India in the years 1998 and 2010, respectively. He has been teaching in the Department of Computer Science, Berhampur University since 2011. Currently, he as a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, Berhampur University. in addition to his normal duty he is assigned as the Web Administrator of Berhampur University web portal. Dr. Tripathy serves on the advisory boards of several organizations and conferences. He is an Life Member of Computer Society of India (LMCSI), Life Member of Orissa Information Technology Society (LMOITS) and Member of several professional bodies. His research interests are in computer network security, wireless ad hoc network, network security in wireless communication, data mining.

Dr. Bonomali Khuntia
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Tezpur Central University
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Dr. Bonomali Khuntia received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Tezpur Central University, Assam. He has been teaching in the Department of Computer Science, Berhampur University since 2011. His area of research is Machine Learning and Soft Computing. He has published 32�papers in various international and national journals and conferences. He has 14 years of teaching experience in different engineering colleges for graduate and post-graduate students. He has received AICTE Young Teacher's Career Award for the year 2007-10.

Mr. Bikash Ranjan Bag
Assistant Professor
M.Tech., IIT Bombay, UGC NET
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Mr Bikash Ranjan Bag has done B.Tech in IT from CVRCE, Bhubaneswar and M.Tech from IIT Bombay in Computer Science. He has qualified UGC-NET. He has been teaching in the Department of Computer Science, Berhampur University since 2016. He has 5 years of industrial experience in Embedded System. The companies he has worked on are Allgo Embedded System, L&T Tech Services and Robert Bosch. His areas of interest are Embedded System, Algorithm, Operating System and Automata Theory.


Computing Facilities

The Department has a well-equipped laboratory with desktop computers, LAN and Internet connectivity. It has all the required software as per the need of the curriculum to carry out practical classes in C, C++, Java, and Database. Students are encouraged to use open source software as far as practicable.

Students at Programming Lab


The classrooms are equipped with LCD projectors, computers and smart boards to facilitate ICT enabled teaching and learning. Classes are quite interactive in nature. Students are also encouraged to make use of the ICT tools to prepare their presentation and demonstrate the results of their project assignments in the classroom.

Students attending the classroom teaching


The broad areas of research being undertaken by the Department of Compute Science include Intelligent Systems, Data mining, Soft Computing, Network Security and Software Engineering. More than 300 research publications have been made by the faculty members and research scholars of the department in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. The faculty members and research students regularly present their research papers in conferences both within and outside India. The following is a list of students who have received their Ph.D. degrees in different areas from this department.

Sl. No.

Research Scholar





Bipin Bihari Jayasingh

Prof. M. R. Patra

An Agent Based Approach to Cyber Forensics



Narasimham Challa

Prof. J. Pradhan

A Comprehensive Evaluation of the performance of DES, RSA and NTRU cryptographic systems with and without grid



Satya Narayan Tripathy

Dr. S. K. Das

A Study on the development of Ad hoc network models - an incremental approach



S. Padma Priya

Prof. J. Pradhan

Some study on security in wireless personal network



Mrutyunjaya Panda

Prof. M. R. Patra

A Data mining Approach to Anomaly based Intrusion Detection



Ramakanta Mohanty

Prof. M. R. Patra

Application of Machine Learning & Soft Computing techniques to software engineering



M.Santhi Sri Rukmini

Dr. S. K. Das

Performance Comparison of Communication Networks in a Distributed Industrial Environment



K V S N Rama Rao

Prof. M. R. Patra

Modeling & Designing of Intrusion Detection Systems



Rakesh Nayak

Prof. J. Pradhan

Lattice base crypto system



Brojo Kishore Mishra

Dr. S. K. Das

An approach to generate complete information system from web mining using rough set and rough logic



Raghunath Kar

Dr. S. K. Das

The study of clustering techniques to make feasible clusters from the high dimensional data sets in data mining



E. Kusuma Kumari

Dr. S. K. Das

Study and development of knowledge based soft computing techniques for wireless applications



N. Srinivasa Rao

Dr. S. K. Das

Decision support system for classifying herbal gardens of India using data mining



Sasmita Padhy

Dr. S. K. Das

Computational Challenges in Multi Input and Multi Output(MIMO) based wireless networks



Dr. P.Bhaskara Vijaya Kumar (D.Sc.)

Dr. S. K. Das

Complex network analysis on protein-protein interactions



Jagadish Panda

Dr. S. K. Das

Network Administration with high level security policies



Nilambar Sethi

Dr. S. K. Das

Study and development of complex fuzzy inference system and a systematic approach for its application to the real world problems



Ramakanta Padhi

Dr. S. K. Das

Issues in optical burst switching : A switching paradigm for future telecommunication networks



K Hemant Kumar Reddy

Prof. M. R. Patra

An Automated Performance Tuning Framework for Scheduling Computational Jobs in Desktop Grid Environment



Bijay Kumar Rajguru Mohapatro

Dr. S. K. Das

A study of some applications of Rough sets on software engineering



Rama Krushna Das

Prof. M. R. Patra

A Service Oriented Design Approach for Developing E-Governance Applications



Rabi Prasad Padhy

Prof. M. R. Patra

Cloud Based Approach for Effective Utilization of Computing Resources in Large Enterprises



Ashalata Panigrahi

Prof. M. R. Patra

Application of Soft Computing Techniques to Network Intrusion Detection



V Mohan Patra

Prof. M. R. Patra

A Study on Knowledge Discovery using data Mining Techniques



Jagannath Sahu

Prof. M. R. Patra

Design and Path Planning of Vision based Autonomous Mobile Robot using Image Processing Technique



Parthasarathi Pattanayak

Prof. J. Pradhan

RFID Technology for Supply Chain Optimization: Inventory Management Applications



Rajesh Kumar Sahoo

Prof. M. R. Patra

Application of Optimization Techniques to Model based Software Testing for Maximal Test Coverage



Pabitrananda Patnaik

Prof. M. R. Patra

A Study on Software Quality Assurance for Electronic Governance Projects



Sachikanta Dash

Dr. S. K. Das

Study of algorithms for character recognition of odia script



Sunil Kumar Nahak

Prof. M. R. Patra

Development of Test Strategies for Service Oriented Systems



Debasis Mohapatra

Prof. M. R. Patra

An Anonymization based Approach for Privacy Preservation in Social Networks



Umashankar Ghugar

Prof. J. Pradhan

Intrusion Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks: Some Study on Security Issues



Santosh Kumar Sharma

Dr. B. Khuntia

Recommending Multilayer Security Approach for Internet of Things



Om Prakash Samantray

Dr. S.N. Tripathy

A Study to Develop a Knowledge Domain Analyzer using Data mining Concepts for malware Analysis



UGC sponsored National Seminar on Advances in Information and Communication Technology (NSAICT-2013)

Workshop on Spoken Tutorial in collaboration with IIT Bombay

Invited Talks

Sl. No. Topic Speaker Download

Security and Privacy Challenges in Blockchains

Dr. N. Rukma Rekha, University of Hyderabad

2 WiSe-Tech: WiFi Sensing Environment for Technological and Societal Applications Professor Siba Kumar Udgata,University of Hyderabad
3 Emerging Trends in Information Technology Professor P. S. Avadhani, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam

Academic Outreach

Student Seminar


The Department has very strong and vibrant alumni who have contributed to the development of the department. BUMCA is the alias for the alumni association and a common meeting point of all the former students of the department. The activities of BUMCA can be followed at: . The alumni members meet every two years in the University and contribute in terms of sharing of knowledge, holding of seminars, workshops, technical sessions etc. They also discuss industry perspectives and provide valuable input to enhance the curriculum to keep pace with the requirements of the IT industry.

Activities of BUMCA Group

  • Information sharing
  • Networking with professionals
  • Provide support for internship & placement
  • Act as think tank

Alumni Meets


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Dr. Susant Kumar Das
Associate Professor and Head
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