Information Technology Department

Head: Prof. Goutam Saha


Contact: 364 272 3611/3612


Prof. Gautam Saha
Department of Information Technology,
School of Technology
North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU),
Shillong 793 022


The Department of Information Technology (IT) instituted in the year of 2006, under the School of Technology, NEHU, funded by MHRD, Govt. of India, with a prime focus to impart quality, career-oriented engineering education in order to produce bright technologist from different parts of the country.


The Department is currently offering B.Tech., M.Tech. and Ph.D. degree in Information Technology. The core part of the curriculum embodies scientific and engineering knowledge basic to the profession. In addition to the core courses the programme also incorporates current and emerging technologies relevant to the field of IT. To tackle unknown engineering problems, the syllabus has been designed by balancing various core, specialized and elective courses. The syllabus also includes several practical papers and challenging projects. The curriculum is also enriched with management papers to give an exposure to student in the field of corporate management.

Infrastructure Facilities

Currently the Department has five well-equipped state-of-art computer laboratories namely, Advanced Computing LabBasic Computing Lab 1 and Basic Computing Lab2 housing 240 state-of-the-art desktop and servers with latest configuration. All the computers are inter-connected to various high-end servers running Operating Systems like Windows 2003/8, Linux, and Sun Solaris and backed by 60 KVA power backup.

All the Laboratories of the Department are connected through high speed Fibre Optics, WiFi connectivity and Cat 6 cable. 8 Mbps internet connectivity is available in the Department. All the classrooms are equipped with digital teaching aids like LCD projectors.

Recently the Department has installed the following hardware in laboratories:

  1. IBM Blade Center E with 4 Blades ( 2 nos. Power6 JS 12 & 2 nos. Xeon Quadcore HS 21) 8 GB RAM, 3 TB of SAN storage.
  2. HP Proliant ML350G4p: Intel Xeon 3.0 GHz HT, 2 MB level 2 Cache, Intel E7520 Chipset, 1 GB SD RAM, 2x72GB HDD.
  3. Dell Optiplex 755 (60 nos.) with Intel Core 2 Quad, 4 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, 19” TFT, Intel Pentium4 (40 nos.); 3 GHz, Chipset Intel i915 GL, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB SATA HDD, 17” TFT, AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core (20 nos), 5600+, AMD 690G Chipset,512 MB RAM, 80 GB SATA HDD etc.
  4. Sun Fire X2200 M2 Server with 2x Dual Core AMD Opteron 2218 Processors, 8GB DDR, 2x500 GB SATA HDD, Solaris 10 64 Bit OS
  5. Client: Sun-Ray 2 Thin Client (60 nos.).
  6. LAN TRAINER, i-Security, Digital kit etc.
  7. 30 KVA UPS

The latest licensed software available in the department are:

  1. Red Hat Linux 10
  2. Solaris 10
  3. Oracle 11g
  4. Adobe CS 4 Design Premium Package
  5. IBM Rational Rose 7
  6. Java Package

Training & Placement Cell

Departmental T&P cell actively working towards imparting soft-skill training and conducting on/off campus placement drives. Various recruiters and visitors of the campus are as follows:

Accenture DWBI
Dell Wit Innovation Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Tata Consultancy Service -ions Zaloni
Maventic Systems Infinite Computer Solutions
Tele Services Limited (TTSL) SANPRO Technologies Inc.
Fujitsu Consulting India Areca Services TrustFort LLC
iGATE Global Solutions MDS Online
Ionindea Interactive Pvt. Ltd Digital Juice
Helix Enterprise Winlineindia Expletus Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd
Techedra Solution Pvt Ltd Indian Air force
BWS, Kolkata Indian Army
Mindtree Ltd. IL&FS Technologies Ltd

Many companies are expected to visit the campus shortly for conducting on campus placement.

Research Project

Title Funding Agency Cost Investigator Status
Development of variable key cryptosystem DIT, Govt of India Rs 23.84 lacs Dr B Bhuyan, 
S Roy
On going
QoS provisioning in wifi based Long Distance Wireless networks for Hilly Terrain Areas DIT, Govt of India Rs 67.08 lacs Mr I Hussain, 
Mr S K Dutta
On going
QoS Provisioning in Internet of Things DIT, Govt of India Rs 82.40 Lacs Mr. Md. I. Hussain
Co-CI: Dr. H.K. Kalita
On going


  • Prof. Ashis Ghosh, ISI Kolkata, delivered lecture on Soft-computing.
  • NE school on Soft-computing was conducted jointly by ISI-NEHU.
  • Workshop on Cryptography and Network Security.
  • Interactive technical session on Industry Recruitment Process by Mr. D Bhandhari, Sr. Delivery Manager, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTS), Kolkata on 27th May 2008.
  • HUGHES Communication India Ltd. conducted training cum placement on 12th March 2008 in which 08 students from the 2006 batch have been selected.
  • Prof. Sugat Sanyal from TIFR, Bombay delivered a lecture on “Security Issues in Computer Networks” on 08th December 2007 at 10.30 A.M. at NEHU Science Seminar Hall.