About the department

About The Department

Department of Networking and Communications under School of Computing intend to meet the expectations of the aspiring students and to add more value to the degrees offered. The Department ensures to provide quality and value-laden education for students in the traditional and contemporary areas of Cloud Computing, Computer Networks, Cyber Security, Information Technology and Internet of Things. The programs are introduced in partnership with reputed IT companies like Amazon Web services, K7 Security, Virtusa etc. The department consists of a medley of faculty members with industrial and academic experience. The Department’s keen focus is towards “networks”domain specific and specialization-based placement drives for its students. The department inculcates entrepreneurial skills in budding aspirants to pitch their innovative ideas through SRM Innovation and Incubation Center. Our International and alumni connect intrigue in bridging the gap between the trio: Academics-Industry -Research


To Nurture as globally recognisable department in imparting the students high quality education and providing high confidence, unique knowledge and research experience in the field of networking, cyber security, forensics, information technology, cognitive computing and internet of things.


  • To provide world class IT professionals with appropriate industry and research based curriculum
  • To train the students in such a way that leads to entrepreneurship and develop societal need based industries
  • To nourish the students as a socially responsible professionals by providing them training in personality development, ethics and leadership program.

List Of Programs Offered

Under Graduate:

B.Tech CSE with Specialization in

  • Cloud Computing
  • Computer Networking
  • Cyber Security
  • Internet of Things
  •  Information Technology


Integrated PG : M.Tech

  • Cyber Security & Forensics


  • Cloud Computing
  • Information Security and Cyber Forensics
  • Internet of Things



B.Tech programmes with specialization provides graduates with the skills and knowledge to take on appropriate professional positions upon graduation. It also assists the graduates to attain leadership positions and successfully pursue post graduate studies and research in the field. Different core areas of Networking and Communications that are covered by our curriculum include programming, networking, web systems, information management and human computer interaction. The programmes are designed in such a way that the graduate develops a practical understanding of the technologies and acquires expertise for a successful career.


The various postgraduate programs offered by the department cover advanced topics of Networking and Communications courses leading to specializations in the areas of Information Security and Cyber Forensics, Database Systems, Internet of Things(IoT), Computer Networking and Cloud Computing. The courses are designed in such a way that the students are exposed to theoretical concepts complemented by related practical experiments.  In order to provide more thrust to research, students are required to give a research seminar and carry out research projects on any related topics of their specialization. The exploration of various internship opportunities by the Department through its Corporate Advisory Board and industrial collaborations, for providing a better exposure to the students, is an added attraction to the students joining PG programs conducted by the department.


The vibrant faculty members of the department possess demonstrated expertise in many areas of Networking and Communications and flair for teaching different courses. The department consists of a medley of faculty members with industrial and academic experience. Faculty members are involved in carrying out collaborative research projects with leading industries and international universities. In addition to the above, the faculty members’ possess essential attributes of being a good mentor to students.

Research & Consultancy

Research in the department focuses on creating and evaluating innovative learning experiences, inspired by educational principles and technical progress. The key areas of research of the faculty members include semantic web, data mining, software reliability, wireless sensor networks, network security, big data analytics and cloud computing.  Students are motivated to pursue multi-disciplinary research projects on long term basis jointly with other department students. Faculty members are provided with sabbatical to carry out their research work.

Collaborative Initiatives

The department plays a pivotal role in academic collaboration with NEC-Japan, Society of Electronic Transactions and Security (SETS). The department also has academic pacts with EMC2 through academic alliance program. Dell, Microsoft, CISCO, TCS, Symantec, Mahindra Satyam, IBM and ORACLE are other corporate giants with which our department has collaborations for the benefit of students to carry out internships and project work.

International collaborations

  • Dr.Revathy Venkatraman,  along with Prof.C. Raghu Raghavendra, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Vice Dean, Global Academic Initiatives, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Submitted a joint SPARC proposal in January 2020 and organized technical webinars in May 2020.
  • Dr.Revathy Venkatraman,  along with  Prof. Raj Gururajan, Associate Head of School and Program Director of Master of Cyber Security at University of Southern Queensland. Submitted a joint proposal with him for Indo- Australian Research Grant related to COVID-19.
  • Dr.K.Annapurani Panaiyappan, One semester during the period of January 2020 - June 2020 went to Universiti Teknologi of Brunei, Brunei in the School of Computing and Informatics. Have authored two books chapters in collaboration along with the two Professors of Brunei.  Also have conducted one Workshop on Blockchain technologies during the period of June 2020 for their faculties.
  • Dr.Kayalvizhi Jayavel Co-PI for the special Collaborative research grants to address Covid-19 pandemic. Among the various submissions, this team of experts from UR and SRM bagged this award with a grant amount of INR 45,00000 for their proposal titled “A Technologically empowered health care delivery in the era of Covid-19”.
  • Dr.M.B.Mukesh Krishnan  visited UC Berkeley, California as a Visiting fellow and undergone a Start up semester at Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Dr.P.Supraja completed Indo-US WISTEMM Research fellowship at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA funded by IUSSTF and DST Govt of India also She served as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.
  • MoU Signed with VEI Technolgies, Cube Difference, Vectra Technosoft Pvt. Ltd.  and AJNA Labs to enhance students’ Internships, introducing one credit course, Industry Collaborative Project and publications etc.,
  • Mrs.K.Meenakshi worked in Taiwan-India Joint Research Center project on Artificial Intelligence - Smart Pandemic Prevention System (SPPS) organized by the National Chung Cheng University (CCU) and IIT Ropar along with SRM IST


The top recruiters of students of our department includes many top software companies like TCS, Wipro, HCL, SAP Labs, Tech Mahindra, Mahindra Satyam, IBM, Honeywell, HP, Capgemini, Payoda, Musigma, etc. Around 90% of our students get recruited in the top companies through campus recruitment.

Highlights of 2021

  • Department has got best Faculty members where 70% of faculties were Doctorates. Recently one of our Faculty Dr.P.Supraja  honoured with AICTE Visvesvaraya Best Teacher Award 2021, at New Delhi on Sept 5th 2021
  • Publications 2021:  our faculty members have published 180 research papers in International Journals out of which 72 papers are Science Citation Index (SCI) with the highest impact factor of 7.104 and 108 papers are Scopus Indexed
  • Patents:  our faculty members had taken a step forward to achieve this by publishing patents on representing various societal issues like Smart speaker system for Agriculture, Smart pillow for Children Monitoring system, Smart watch for Virus detection etc.,

Nodal Centre for ISRO-IIRS, AICTE Internships initiated by Dr.L.Anand now Students and faculty members of SRMIST can apply for Internship and attend live & Interactive courses conducted by ISRO-IIRS and apply for more than 1,00,000/ internships which is offered by AICTE tie up with top notch companies. Exclusive Placement cell based on Department Specialization.