31 July 2022 16:30:00 IST

With computer science hot, Symbiosis steps up numbers

Varsity introduces BTech in CS at Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Nagpur, to cater to the growing demand. | Photo Credit: Official website

Post Covid-19, computer engineering is drawing a huge number of students, and also the employment numbers of engineering graduates have increased, says Vidya Yeravdekar, the Principal Director of Symbiosis Society, and the Pro-Chancellor of Symbiosis International University.

Vidya Yeravdekar, Principal Director of Symbiosis Society 

“Seeing the huge rush to BTech in computer science, we started a BTech in computer engineering in our Nagpur campus too,” she says. When asked if the employment numbers of engineering students have gone up in the last two years, she explains, “Yes, our highest package is ₹42 lakh and the average is ₹9.5 lakh.”

She adds that Symbiosis will need to increase its intake in new branches of computer science. “New branches are BTech in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and BTech in Robotics. The response is phenomenal, so we need to increase the intake.”

Yeravdekar added that Symbiosis is focusing on the research component, and has already established the Symbiosis Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Symbiosis Centre for Medical Image Analysis, and Symbiosis Centre for Applied Artificial Intelligence.

According to Yeravdekar, the university has always focused on multi-disciplinary approaches and the same applies to the computer science branch. “We are a multi-disciplinary university and therefore the engineering college can draw on a lot of courses from other disciplines like management, economics, liberal arts, health sciences,” she adds.