Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

About the Department

  • The Department of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science is a unique centre of MEC established in 2020. This Department offers a 4 year B.Tech (Artificial Intelligence and Data Science) Programme. Which is essential for the present digital world that incorporates the training and profound expertise on most recent innovative methodologies. The objective of this course is to equip students in creating workable solutions for issues faced by society through Service-Learning Modules. The program encompasses students to get expertise in critical skills such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning, Data Science, Advanced Analytics and Mathematical modeling.

Programmes offered

  • B.Tech. - Artificial Intelligence and Data Science - 4 years

Vision & Mission

Vision

  • • To achieve academic excellence in the domain of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science and produce globally competent professionals to solve futuristic societal challenges.

Mission

  • To establish a unique learning environment and to enable the students to face the challenges in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science.
  • Impart knowledge in cutting edge Artificial Intelligence and Data Science technologies in par with industrial standards.
  • Inculcate research and lifelong learning that benefit society at large.

PEO, PO and PSO

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The graduates of this program after four to five years will,

    • PEO1: Design and develop solutions for real-world problems based on business and societal needs, as skilled professionals or entrepreneurs.
    • PEO2: Apply Artificial Intelligence and Data Science knowledge and skills to develop innovative solutions for multi-disciplinary problems, adhering to ethical standards.
    • PEO3: Engage in constructive research, professional development and life-long learning to adapt with emerging technologies.

Program Outcomes (POs)

Engineering Graduates will be able to:

  • Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • Problem analysis: Identity, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  • Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • The engineer and society: Apply to reason informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  • Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • Individual and teamwork: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • Life–long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life–long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

Graduates of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science at the time of graduation will be able to

  • PSO-1: Analyze, design and build sustainable intelligent solutions to solve challenges imposed by industry and society.
  • PSO-2: Demonstrate data analysis skills to achieve effective insights and decision making to solve real-life problems.
  • PSO-3: Apply mathematical and statistical models to solve the computational tasks, and model real-world problems using appropriate AI / ML algorithms.

Advisory Committee

Department Program Advisory Committee (DPAC)

S.No

Member

Designation

1.

Dr.S.Raju

Professor & Head, Department of  IT

2.

Dr.M.Kannan

Professor & Head, Department of CSE

3.

Dr.A.M.Kalpana  

Professor & Head, Department of CSE,Salem,GCE

4.

Dr.M.Marikkannan

Associate Professor, Department of CSE,
Institute of Road and Transport Technology, Erode

5.

Mr. N.Srinivasan

OTM Global Project Lead, Oracle Solutions Services Pvt (India) Limited, Bangalore

6.

Mr. Sivakumar Chockalingam 

Delivery Manager,
Cognizant Technology Solutions,
Chennai

7.

Dr.R.Radha

Associate Professor, Department of CSE,
Vellore Institute of Technology,
Chennai

8.

Dr. A.Neela Madheswari

Professor, 
Department of CSE,
Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal 

9.

Dr.P.Ramya

Professor, 
Department of CSE,
Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal 

10.

Dr.A.Umamaheswari

Associate Professor, Department of CSE, Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal

11.

Dr.S.Ananth

Associate Professor, Department of IT, Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal

12.

Mr.R.Venkadesh,

Assistant Professor, Department of CSE, Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal

13.

Dr.N.Viswanathan

Professor & Head, Department of ECE, Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal

14.

Dr.S.Prema

Associate Professor, Department of IT, Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal

15.

Dr.K.Radha

Associate Professor, Department of IT, Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal

Board of Studies

Associate Professor, Department of CSE, Maendra Engineering College, Namakkal
INTERNAL MEMBERS
S.No Full Name  Communication Address of the Members Position in BoS
1 Dr.M.Kannan, Professor & Head, Department of CSE, Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal Chairman
2 Dr.N.Viswanathan Professor & Head, Department of ECE, Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal Academic Expert
3 Dr.S.Raju, Professor & Head, Department of IT,  Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal. Allied Department
4 Dr.P.Dhanakodi, Professor & Head, Department of Chemistry, Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal. Allied Department
5 Dr. A.Neela Madheswari Professor,  Department of CSE, Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal. Senior Faculty
6 Dr.P.Ramya Associate Professor, Department of CSE, Maendra Engineering College, Namakkal. Senior Faculty
7 7.Dr.A.Umamaheswari Associate Professor, Department of CSE, Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal Senior Faculty
8 Dr.S.Ananth, Associate Professor, Department of IT, Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal. Senior Faculty
9 Mr.R.Venkadesh Assistant Professor, Department of CSE, Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal. Senior Faculty)
10 Dr.S.G.Balakrishnan, Professor, Department of CSE, Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal. Academic Expert
11 Dr.K.Venkatasalam, Associate Professor, Department of CSE, Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal. Academic Expert)
12 Dr.D.Prasanna, Associate Professor, Department of CSE, Mahendra Engineering College, Naakkal. Academic Expert
13 Dr.K.Gowsic, Associate Professor, Department of CSE, Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal. Academic Expert
14 Dr.M.Dhurgadevi, Academic Expert)
15 Selvan. Mohamed Suhail Akram E Department of AI&DS, Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal. UG Student - AI&DS)
EXTERNAL MEMBERS
S.No Full Name Communication Address of the Members Position in BoS
1 Dr.M.Marikkannan Associate Professor, Department of CSE,  Institute of Road and Transport Technology, Erode. Anna University Nominee
2 Dr.A.M.KalpanaAcademic Expert Professor & Head, Department of CSE, Government College of Engineering, Salem. Academic Expert
3 Mr. N.Srinivasan OTM Global Project Lead, Oracle Solutions Services Pvt (India) Limited, Bangalore. Industry Expert
4 Mr. Sivakumar Chockalingam Delivery Manager, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Chennai Industry Expert
5 Mr. Sivakumar Veerabadran Senior Cyber Security Consultant, Wipro Technologies, Chennai. Industry Expert
6 Dr.R.Radha Associate Professor, Department of CSE, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai Alumni Member

Laboratory

Food Technology Laboratory

  • Problem Solving Techniques in C Lab
  • Data Structures Lab
  • Database Technology Laboratory
  • Operating Systems Laboratory
  • Algorithms with C++ Laboratory
  • Python Programming Laboratory
  • AI & Machine Learning Techniques Laboratory
  • Data Science Laboratory
  • Deep Learning Laboratory
  • Natural Language Processing Laboratory

Faculty & Staff

SL NO

NAME OF THE FACULTY

DESIGNATION

1.

Dr.S.Ananth

HOD / Associate Professor

2.

Mrs.T.K.Bharathi

Assistant Professor

3.

Ms.S.Sudha

Assistant Professor

4.

Mr.S.Krishna Perumal

Assistant Professor

5.

Mrs.M.Sangeetha

Assistant Professor

6.

Ms.M.R.Sathya

Assistant Professor

7.

Mr.L.Karthikeyan

Assistant Professor

8.

Mr.C.Sakthivel

Assistant Professor

Credentials

CREDENTIALS OF THE DEPARTMENT

  • One faculty have completed PhD degree and Two more faculty members are pursuing Research program in the last three years.
  • More than 15 students have been trained in Infosys Campus connect program certified by Infosys Ltd, Bangalore.
  • 2 Faculty members received inspire faculty partnership awards by Infosys Ltd, Bangalore.
  • NPTEL Local Chapter is established for students and faculty members appearing for NPTEL courses online examinations.
  • Faculty members have published 20 Technical Papers in the last three academic years.
  • Our Students have undergone Internship in various Government / reputed Private Industries / Organizations.
  • All the students are undergoing Soft Skill development programs like communication skills, aptitude and logical reasoning, group discussions and technical interview skills.
  • Faculty members are Faculty Advisors of ISTE, CSI chapters.
  • Regular meetings are held between mentor and mentee.
  • Personalized professional /career advice is given to the mentee.

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

  • Infosys Campus Connect Foundation
  • The initiative was aimed at deepening the industry-academia bonds and building a strong foundation for the future needs of both academia and the growing IT industry.
  • Certificate will be issued by the Infosys and Mahendra Engineering College to the students on their successful completion of the training.
  • Intel Intelligence program (Intel – FICE)
  • Intel Intelligence program has several program components weaved together to create needs of industry
  • Training programs are conducted continuously to our students and upon successful completion of training, certificates will be issued by Intel FICE
  • Carrier openings on embedded system industry are created and many students are placed in embedded system related industries by utilizing the resources available at the centre of excellence
  • ICT Academy Initiatives
  • ICT academy has evolved a framework for course development, faculty training and student training with focus in making the transmission of knowledge from the faculty to students highly effective with all the tools associated with the same.
  • Having awarded ICTAcademy Innovation and Best Practices academy award for the year 2016, in association with ICT Academy, various skill development training is organized.
  • Dell EMC2 Academic Alliance
  • EMC Education offers cost effective, flexible IT training and IT certification programs for professionals looking to expand their skills in fields like data science, storage administration, and big data analytics.
  • The Dell EMC2 Academic Alliance provides faculty with free courseware to educate students on infrastructure technologies for information storage, cloud and big data.

Short-Term Courses

Short-Term & Value-Added Courses organized in the last two academic years 2020-21, 2021-22

S.No

Name of the Short-Term Courses /Value-Added Courses

Number of students benefited

1.

Basics of Python Programming

30

2.

C,C++,JAVA Training Program

25

3.

DBMS Training Program

20

4.

AI&ML Training  Program

40

5.

Grid & Cloud Computing Training Program

15

6.

Mobile application Development Training Program

20

Events

Seminars, Conferences & Workshops conducted through Professional Societies

Events organized in last three academic years:

S.No.

Type of Events [Conference/Seminar/Workshop]

Professional Society

Date

Name of the Events

Name and Address of the  Resource Persons

1,

Guest Lecture

CSI

27.04.2022

“Role of Statistics in Machine Learning”

Mr.P.Murugesan Professor(Rtd), Department of Economics, Pachaiyappa's College, Chennai.

2.

Webinar

CSI

09.04.2022

Computing and Communication in IOT

Dr.R.Radha,
Associate Professor,
Department of Computer Science & Engg,
ICFAI University,
Hyderabad.
radhupriya@yahoo.ac.in
9444787294

3

SEMINAR

CSI

18.10.2021

IOT and its Applications

Dr.V.BERLIN HENCY, Associate Professor, SENCE, VIT UNIVERSITY, Chennai.

4

Webinar

CSI

29.10.2021 

Cyber Security- A Practical Overview

Dr.A.G.SreeDevi , Ass.Professor/CSE, Amirta Vishwa Vidhyapeetam, Amirta University, Chennai Campus.

5

Webinar

CSI

18.07.2020

Introduction to cyber security and its career options

Er.Loganathan.T Technical Staff, Acalvio Technologies, Bangalore.

6

Webinar

CSI

05.06.2021

ProgrammingEssential in ITIndustry

Er.Baalaaji Manivannan, Senior Data Analyst, SagasIT Analytics Pvt.Ltd., Bangalore.

7

Workshop 

CSI

27.09.2021 &28.09.2021

Operating Systems

P.DHIVYA LAKSHMI,B.E, M.E, (Ph. D), Network Trainer,Kaths enterprises pvt ltd(IIHT), Bangalore, Karnataka.

8

Guest lecture

CSI

25.09.2021

Web development tools

Er.R.KALAIYARASAN Technical Lead, IBM India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore.

9

MILeS

CSI

1.11.2021

Networking Essentials

Er.S.Ajay kumar, Virtual Infrastructure Manager, Wipro Software Solutions, Canada.

10

MAILS

CSI

31.08.2021

Software Testing Automation Tools

Er. Mrs.T.VETHANAYAGE,(2008-2012  Batch), Software Development Engineer in Test, IBM India Private Limited, Manapakkam,Chennai.

11

MAILS

CSI

27.10.2021

An Ice Break on SAP & it's Technologies

Er. T.Sundarram, (Batch: 2014 – 2018), Consultant – Sap Technical, Kaar Technologies, Chennai. 

RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY WORK

Faculty members to whom Ph.D. Degree awarded during the last two academic years 2020-21, 2021-22.

Dr.S.P.Ananth- Academic year 2020-21

Mous

Memorandum of Understanding Signed Previous Academic Years.

S.No.

Name of organization

Domain / Area of Activities

Contribution

Activities & Outcome

1.

ABE Semiconductor Designs

AI&ML

Technical Training & Internship

Students and Faculty members are provided an opportunity to expertise in AI&ML concepts.

2.

Infosys

Technical skills and soft skills

Technical Training

Students are trained in Foundation Program designed by Infosys to enhance the industry specific basic Knowledge.
Students are undergoing industry based elective courses to enhance the employability skills.

3

Oracle India Pvt Ltd

Database

Technical Training

Students and Faculty members are provided an opportunity to expertise in database concepts.

4.

Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffiled, England, UK.

Software  Engineering and design Thinking

Technical Training

Students are trained in the field of  Software  Engineering  to meet the needs of industries

Contact

Department of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

Mahendra Engineering College (Autonomous),

Salem- Thiruchengode Highway, Mahendhirapuri,

Mallasamudram,

Namakkal-637503,

E-Mail id: hodaero@mahendra.info

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