Information Science & Engineering

About the Course

Information Science / Technology is the buzzword today in all walks of life be it space or down to agriculture. These days we need connectivity of data across the globe and we need it at the click of the mouse. That is the challenge Information Technology has to meet. We need more sophistication in the way we can handle data and obtain information. Some critical application includes:

  • Office automation & accounting
  • Expert systems for diagnostics
  • Monitoring for Live projects
  • Online exams, results & Decision support systems

Information Science professionals are among the fastest growing and highest paying jobs in the economy. The course attracts people with interest in developing skills like Analytical, Mathematical, Managerial, Communication, Creative Problem solving and technical competency. Core Areas of study include; Operating systems, Systems Software, Application software, Networking, Programming languages, Design and analysis of algorithms, decision support systems, Database Management, File Structures, ERP and MIS.


About the Department:

The Department of Information science and Engineering was established in the year 2001 with an intake of 60. The department has qualified and dedicated faculty members to provide quality education to students. The department is accredited by NBA in 2017 for a period of 3 years from the academic year 2017-18 to 2020-21. The department has state of art infrastructure to support research and mould students into professionals. Students are moulded with multi-dimensional skill sets for their holistic growth. The department regularly organizes skill development programs, workshops, technical talks and industry visits to keep the students abreast with technology.


About Head of the Department:

Dr. Shashikala

Dr. Shashikala, Professor and Head, Department of Information science has a rich experience of  23 years with 7 year of industry experience and 16 years of research and teaching  experience.

Prof. Shashikala obtained her PhD from VTU. She has about 14 publications to her credit in reputed national and International journals and conferences. Professor’s papers are citied by many eminent research scholars and professor has H-Index and I10-index value of 1. Professor area of interest includes Protocol design for network, Network Security and Data Analysis, IoT.


Staff Details:
  • Number of teaching staff: 14
  • Number of Ph.D.s: 5
  • Number of staff pursuing Ph.D: 5
  • Average experience of staff: 10.4 years
  • Staff with industry experience: 1
  • Technical & supporting staff: 11


Research Grants:

Project title : GPGPU Computing for computationally complex problems

Primary Investigator: Dr. Saritha Chakrasali

Funding Agency: VGST

Period: 2 years (2018-19 to 2019-20)

Grant Amount: 20 lakhs ( 10 lakhs per year)

Position held in University bodies:
  • Dr. Krishnamurthy G.N was the Registrar (Evaluation) of Visvesvaraya Technological University, Chairman / Member of several Inspection Committees of Visvesvaraya Technological University, Member of Academic Senate, Member Board of Examiners, Paper Setter, examiner of UG/PG and Ph.D. Programmes.
Research activities:

R & D center – The Research scholars and faculty members are utilizing CS & E Research and Development centre and actively involved in research activities and have received various grants from different organizations. The students and staff are encouraged to participate in research work. Some of the areas where research has been carried out by the faculties are Data Mining, Computer Networks and Information Security & Image Processing.

The publication details of the staff are as follows



Total Publications


Dr. Shashikala



Dr. Krishnamurthy G N



Dr. SarithaChakrasali


Dr. Kiran Y C



Dr. Vimuktha Evangeleen Salis



Mrs. Srividhya 9


Mrs. Jagruthi


7 Ms.Harini S



Mr. Vijay Kumar



Mr. Manjunath G. S


10 Mrs.Madhura Prakash


11 Mrs. Yashaswini H M


Staff Publication List

1. Soumya Hundekar and Dr. Saritha Chakrasali, “An Identification of Breast Cancer Disease by Using ANN Using Contourlet Transform”, IJSRD – International Journal for Scientific Research & Development,Vol. 6, Issue 11, 2019 , ISSN (online): 2321-0613
2. Soumya Hundekar and Saritha Chakrasali, “An observation and categorization of breast cancer utilizing support vector and artificial neural networks using discrete wavelet transform”, ICTACT Journal on Soft Computing: Special Issue on Artificial intelligence and deep learning, January 2019, volume 9, isuue 2, ISSN: 2229-6956, DOI:10.21917/ijsc.2019.0257
3. Harini S, Dr.SarithaChakrasali, Dr Krishnamurthy G N, “A Survey on Food Grain Identification Techniques” published in International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology (IJIRSET), ISSN(Online): 2319-8753, ISSN (Print): 2347-6710, Volume 7, Issue 6, June 2018, Page No. 6627-6633
4. Rajalakshmi K.R., Dr. SarithaChakrasali, ” Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy using Wavelet Transform and SVM Classifier”, published in International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology (IJRASET), Volume 5, Issue V, May 2017, Page No. 666- 6704
5. Roopashree C.S., Dr. SarithaChakrasali “Image Storage Optimization using Deduplication”, published in International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Research (IJSER), Volume 5 Issue 5, May 2017, Page No. 57 – 58
6. Manasa G., Prathusha J.S., Supriya Y.N., Dr. SarithaChakrasali, “Multimodal Biometrics-Feature Level Fusion of Face and Iris Biometrics”, published in International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology (IJERT) Special Issue ICIOT – 2016 Conference Proceeding, August 2016 (ISSN: 2278-0181), Page No. 209-214
7. Girisha GS, Dr. K. Udaya Kumar “5M: Multi-Instance Multi-Cluster based Weakly Supervised MIL Model for Multimedia Data Mining” Global Journal of Computer Science and Technology-C Volume 16 Issue 3 Version 1.0 pp. 21-28 June 2016
8. Girisha GS, Raghavendra C K, Prashanth J “Multiple Instance Learning Techniques for Multimedia data mining and their Applications”, 22nd International Conference on Cloud Computing Computer Science and Advances in Information Technology (ICCCCIT 2016), 11th Sept, 2016, Mysore
9. Girisha GS, Dr.KUdaya Kumar “5M: Multi-Instance Multi-Cluster based Weakly Supervised MIL Model for Multimedia Data Mining” International Conference on Soft Computing, Intelligent Systems and Applications (ASISA 2016) April 8-9, 2016, RLJIT, Bengaluru
10. Surabhi Narayan, Sahana D. Gowda, “Fingerprint for imposed layer in document images based on Huffman code and logical layout analysis”, Journal of Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems, vol 4, Issue-1, pp 14-26, 2016.
11. Surabhi Narayan, Sahana D. Gowda, “Document Image Registration for Imposed Layer Extraction” ICTACT Journal on Image and Video Processing, vol 7, Issue 3, PP: 1415-1423, Feb 2017.
12. Surabhi Narayan, Kavita S G, “ Facial Expression Recognition”, International Journal of Combined Research & Development (IJCRD), eISSN: 2321-225X; pISSN: 2321-2241, Volume:6, Issue:5, PP: 651-656, May 2017
13. Roopashree.C, Dr. SarithaChakrasali, “Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy using Wavelet Transform and SVM Classifier”, International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology (IJRASET), Volume 5, Issue V, May 2017, (ISSN: 2321-9653), Page No. 666-670.
14. Rajalakshmi K.R, Dr. SarithaChakrasali, “Image Storage Optimization using Deduplication”, International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Research (IJSER), Volume 5 Issue 5, May 2017, (ISSN Online: 2347-3878), Page No. 57 – 58.
15. Manasa G., Prathusha J.S., Supriya Y.N., Dr. SarithaChakrasali,“Multimodal Biometrics-Feature Level Fusion of Face and Iris Biometrics”, International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology (IJERT) Special Issue ICIOT – 2016 Conference Proceeding, August 2016 (ISSN: 2278-0181), Page No. 209-214
16. Ms. Harini S -“A Smart Driver Alert System for Vehicle Traffic using Image Detection and Recognition Technique”, IEEE International Conference on Recent Trends In Electronics Information Communication Technology, May 19-20 2017,Bengluru, ISBN: 978-1-5090-3774-
17. S.SriVidhya,Dr.Prakash.S,”Performance Evaluation of various Feature detection algorithms in VSLAM”,PARIPEX-Indian Journal of Research, Volume 6,Issue 2,February 2017,pp-386,ISSN:2250-1991.
18. Vidhyashree.N, Mrs. S. Srividhya, “A Survey: IoT for Everyone!” International Journal of Scientific Engineering Research (IJSER), Volume 5, Issue 4, April 2017, pp. 35-38, ISSN:2347-3878.
19. Vidhyashree.N, Mrs. S. Srividhya, “Predictive Maintenance Using IoT” International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology (IJRASET),Volume 5, Issue V, May 2017. pp. 1868-1873, ISSN: 2321-9653
20. ShailajaA,Dr.Krishnamurthy G N,”Low Area FPGA Implementation of DROM-CSLA-QTL Architecture for cryptographic applications”,International Journal of Network Security & Its Applications (IJNSA),10,No.3,May 2018,Pg:25,DOI:10.5121.
21. Ron Astle Lobo, ShridharSursehBhat, J Shesha Shankar, and S. Srividhya ,”Development of Tourism Information System using Content-Based Filtering,”International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT), 7, No. 5 (2018): 370-374, ISSN 2278-0181.
22. Sneha H.P, Preethinadiger, Archana M.R, Deekshitha J and Jagruthi H, “Authorship Attribution Using Stylometry”, International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET), Vol:05,Issue:05,May 2018,3823-3826,ISSN:2395-0056.
23. JagruthiH,Dr.Kavitha C, “Integration of WSN with IOT: A Review on Security Issues”, International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJIRSET), Vol:7,Issue:05,May 2018,6217-6221,ISSN:2319-8753.
24. Annapurna A, VecchamAshritha, Vindhya C, Vishnupriya B.K, Harini S, “Classification of documents as old or new using frequency domain”, International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET), Vol:05,Issue:06,June 2018,1795-1798,ISSN:2395-0056.
25. HariniS,Dr.SarithaChakrasali,Dr.Krishnamurthy G N,”A Survey on Food Grain Identification Techniques”, International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJIRSET), Vol:7,Issue:06,June 2018,6627-6633,ISSN:2319-8753.
26. BrindaHegde, Nagashree H S,MadhuraPrakash,”Sentiment analysis of twitter data: A machine learning approach to analyse demonetization tweets”, International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET), Vol:05,Issue:06,June 2018,1874-1880,ISSN:2395-0056.

Conferences / Workshops Conducted

1. The Department of Information Science & Engineering organized two days Boot Camp on “Virtualization and Cloud” in association with BITES, on 23rd and 24th Feb 2019”. The workshop was attended by 60 students of fourth semester from ECE, EEE, CSE & ISE. The purpose of the workshop was to enlighten students about “VMware and cloud computing”.
2. One week faculty development program on “Internet of Everything(IoE)” from 31st July to 5th August 2017,conducted by department of ISE, BNMIT.
3. One week faculty development program on “Artificial Intelligence and its Applications” from 9th to 13th Jan 2017, conducted by department of ISE, BNMIT.
4. One week faculty development program on “Cloud Computing” from 11th to 16th July 2016,conducted by department of ISE, BNMIT.
5. One week faculty development program on “IT Infrastructure Management Services” from 5th to 9th January 2015,conducted by department of ISE, BNMIT in association with Engineering Staff College of India, Hyderabad.
6. 5th International Conference on Signal and Image Processing (ICSIP) was held from January 8th -10th , 2014 (In association with department of Computer Science & Engineering, BNMIT).

Staff Achievements & Awards:

The staff of our department has also many awards and achievements to their credit in adminstration, academics, sports and fine arts.

1. Dr. Girisha G S and Dr. Surabhi Narayan have obtained Ph.D.during the academic year 2017-18 and 2016-17 respectively.

2. Dr. Saritha Chakrasali was instrumental in coordinating faculty development workshops and seminars. She has completed Continuing Education Course on Cryptography and Network Security with Overall performance grade of S (outstanding) and Intelligent Agents with Overall performance grade of A at IISc, Bangalore. She has topped the Bangalore University in Bachelor of Technology and received the Certificate of Commendation for her final year project from Karnataka State Council for Science & Technology, IISc. She has also received the Merit Certificate in recognition of the high position secured in the list of meritorious candidates qualifying for awards from Govt. of Karnataka, National Scholarship Scheme.

3. Mrs. Madhura Prakash has secured First rank in MTech (SE)

4. Ms. Harini has secured Second rank in M.Tech (CSE)

5. Dr. Saritha Chakrasali and Dr. Girisha G S have received Appreciation Letters for their performance in Faculty Appraisal.

6. Dr. Surabhi Narayan was the Co-investigator for the funded project titled “Code Generation for Document images based on Handwritten Components” under VTU Research Grant Scheme for the period 2011-14. The grant amount was Rs. 9.92 Lakhs

Professional Societies / Chapters

I. Computer Society of India (CSI)

1.Two days workshop on “Virtual reality” by Mr. Janardhan Chaudhary on 16th and 17th March 2018.
2. Technical Exhibition at CSIR by Dr.Saraswat V.K and Dr. Anil Wali on 25th October 2017.
3. Workshop on “Webservices and JSON” by Aprameyah Technologies from 4th to 6th November 2017
4. Workshop on “Android Application Development” by Aprameyah Technologies from 4th to 6th November 2017
5. Visit to “Tecchnofest Exhibition “, CSIR, Bengaluru. on 25th October 2017.
6.Workshop on “Ruby and Rails” by Mr. Aniruddha, Co- Founder,Mr. Suhas , Supporting staff, DCT Academy , Bengaluru from 23rd-24th of March 2017 and 30th-31st of March 2017.
7. Workshop on “ARM-7” by Mr. Sanjay Kumar Bhagat Ms. Jyoti Embedded Labs, Bengaluru on 7th and 8th April 2017.
8. Workshop on “Phython” by Mr. Avinash Jain, Founder & Director, Code Kraft, Bangalore on 4th October 2015.
9. Workshop on “Web designing using HomeSuit” by Mrs. Shashikala, Professor, Dept of CSE, BNMIT on 13th September 2015.
10. Seminar on “Storage Area Networks” by Mr. Manjunath H R, Director, Data life cycle company on 20th November 2014.
11. Two days workshop on “Ethical Hacking” by Mr. Prashanth Agarwal, QE Manager, VM Ware & Mr. Iqbal Ahmed, Deputy Director, Acharya Institutions from 26th to 27th September 2014.
12. Workshop on “Advanced Android Programming” on 17th March 2014.
13. A Motivational talk on “Startup Yatra” at Microsoft office , Bangalore by Mr. Ravi Narayan, Director, Microfost Venture, Bangalore on 1st March 2014.
14. Hands-on Workshop on “Web Technologies” conducted as a part of Techunt – 2014 by Mr. Karthik Ragubathy, Nurture Talent Academy on 22nd & 23rd February 2014.
15. Workshop on “Android” by Mr. Suman Kumar, Technical Manager, Inforce Computing,Bangalore on 15 February 2014.
16. One day Workshop on “Phython Programming” by Mr. Rathnadeep Debanath & Team, Software Engineers on 17th August 2013.
17. A Talk on “Free Software Philosophy” by Mr. Karthik Bhat, Alumni, BNMIT on 10 August 2013.

II. Board for IT Education Standards (BITES)

1. Workshop on “Assessments for Introductory Programming Course” by Dr. Viraj Kumar , visiting professor at Divecha centre for climate change, IISc and Vice Chair, ACM India on 18.2.19
2. FDP on “Data Analytics” from 21.1.19 to 25.1.19

III. Association of Information Science and Engineering (ISEA)

1. Talk on “Data Center Infrastructure components & Technologies” by Mr. Manjunath B R on 10th April 2018
2. Talk on “World of Compilers, Trends & Techniques” by Dr.Darius Blasband on 28th March 2018.
3. Talk on “Internet of Things (IoT)” by Mr. Mahesh Prabhu, President, Global Head of Innovation & IOT, ITC Infotech, Bangalore on 30th October 2017.
4. Talk on “Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights” by Dr. Anindya Sircar,Associate Vice President & Head of IP with Infosys Limited on 6th September 2017.
5. A Talk on “What I Wish My Seniors Told Me” by 5th semester students of ISE and CSE on 12th November 2016.
Talk on “Modelling, Simulation and Data Intensive Research(MS-DIR):The Next Step for IT students” by Dr. Krushna Chandra Gouda Sr. Scientist & Faculty, CSIR C-MMACS, NAL, Bangalore on 22nd October 2016.
6. Talk on “Need for Internship” by 4th and 6th semester students of ISE on 15th March 2017.
7. Talk on “Self Learning Courses” by Mr. Partha Sharma CEO, Knights Robocorp on 1st March 2017.
8. A Talk on “Software Project Management and Finance” by Mr. Mahendra Pratap, Cheif Technical Officer, Kenworth Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore on 22nd April 2016.
9. A Talk on “Careers in the software Industry and Cloud Computing” by Avneesh Jain, Founder of CodeKraft, Bangalore on 16th October 2015
10. A Talk on “Innovative Project Ideas for Students/Staff” by Dr. S. Ananth Raj, Executive Secretary, Vision Group On Science and Technology, Bengaluru on 16th March 2015.
11. A Talk on “Campus to Career” by Mr. Arun Kumar N, Project MAnagement Professional for IT Industries on 18th September 2014.
12. A Talk on ” Graduating Obsolete – Languages, Technologies and Techniques” by Mr. Mrityunjay Ravi Iyer, Senior Project Manager Styletag, Bangalore.
13. A Talk on “Can You Still Work In Tech If You Can’t Code? – Various Career Options For An Engineering Graduate” by Mr. Nikhil Kulkarni Head, Business Development Aurus Network, Bangalore Former Product Manager at Flipkart, Bangalore on 10/4/2014.
14. A Talk on “What Really Matters – After Graduation” by Mr. Gangadhar Salimath, Quality Assurance Manager, Infosys, Bangalore on 9th Octobor 2013.
15. A Talk on “Social Media & Inmemory Computing” by T.V.Nagarajan, Project Manager, HP Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore on 27th April 2013.

IV. Institution of Engineers (IE)

1. Industry visit to Tata Consultancy Services, Whitefield, Bangalore was organized by Department of Information Science and Engineering under “The Institution of Engineers, India (IEI)” students chapter on 5th March, 2019.

Student Achievements:

The students of the department of ISE have bagged 5 university ranks till date.

VTU Ranks:



Rajalakshmi K R 
First Rank
M.Tech,Software Engineering


Anusha V 
Fourth Rank
B.E,Information Science & Engineering


Sixth Rank
B.E,Information Science & Engineering


Seventh Rank
B.E,Information Science & Engineering




Aparna B V
B.E, Information Science & Engineering
Sixth Rank

The ISE department fraternity not only insists and encourages the students to perform well in academics but also in other technical, sports and cultural events. The students of ISE have been instrumental in performing well beyond academics and thus bringing in laurels to the department and in turn to the college.

The achievements of ISE students are (Click here)


Innovative Initiations :

The use of innovative methods in educational institutions has the potential to improve education and also to empower people, strengthen governance and galvanize the effort to achieve the human development goal for the country.

The Department of ISE follows Innovative teaching methods that involve using creative methods and teaching-learning materials for the benefit of students. A variety of modern tools are used to ensure that each student is fully engaged in learning and is interactive in classrooms.

The innovative initiations in the department are– (Click here)


Department Newsletter:

The Department of Information Science & Engineering publishes a biannual newsletter “Inspire”. The newsletter provides a platform for the students to showcase their technical and communication skills. The newsletter is designed by students and includes articles written by them. It also publishes student and faculty achievements, sports events, cultural events, paper presentations, workshops, and conference details.

Inspire publication details are :-



Department Professional Bodies:

The Department of Information Science & Engineering conducts various technical events and industrial visits for the students throughout the semester, under various professional bodies. The students are members of various professional bodies like :-

  1. Institution of Engineers (IE) Student Chapter
  2. Board for IT Education Standards (BITES)
  3. Computer Society of India (CSI)
  4. Indian Societ for Technical Education (ISTE)


EVENTS LIST 2019-20 Odd Semester
I. IE Student chapter

Department of Information Science and Engineering has established Institution of Engineers – Student chapter( 560070/BNMI/IS  ) in the academic year 2018-19. The various events organized under this student chapter is as follows:


  1. A talk on “Preparing Engineers for Social Cause” on 28th August 2019 by Mr.Kiran Sagar, Founder of Yuva Global Foundation Trust, Bengaluru. Click here for Event Report

2. Industrial visit to TVS on 17th September 2019. Click here for Event Report

3.  2 day workshop on “Machine Learning and Tensor Flow applications” on 11th and 12th October 2019. Click here for Event Report

II. ISTE Student chapter

Department of Information Science and Engineering in collaboration with ISTE Student Chapter BNMIT was proud to organize a Talk on Quality of Communication = Quality of life of Entrepreneur by Mr. Pavan R.C followed by memento distribution function for FCD holders on 2/11/2019 at Seminar hall, New Building, BNMIT. 31 Alumni’s of ISE department also participated and received mementos in the event. 140 students of  II, IV, VI and VIII semesters  have secured FCD Mementos for the Academic year 2018-19 VTU exams

Final Year Result


No. of Students No. of Students passed with FCD No. of Students passed with FC No. of Students passed with SC