M.Tech Information Technology is a two-year post graduate program structured to prepare students for careers in data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things and other IT-related happening technologies. It provides an opportunity for the students to work with the best of faculty on current research topics in state-of-the-art research laboratories and publish their work in reputed journals including IEEE transactions, with a uncommon freedom in a one-of-its-kind ambiance of SSN
Assistant Professor, Shiv Nadar University Chennai
I had the privilege of completing my B.Tech, M.Tech and PhD from the IT department of SSN College of Engineering. I was very keen on pursuing research right from my Bachelor degree. M.Tech IT program offered by the Department of Information Technology at SSN college of Engineering provides wonderful research and learning opportunity for the students. The courses are well designed, and curriculum are updated with the recent trends. The infrastructure and the lab facilities are excellent. The faculty members are well qualified and their approach towards handling the subjects are remarkable. The M.Tech students are given lot of freedom to choose the streams that they would like to work upon. Additionally, they also get to work with the research scholars and assist them in their doctoral thesis, thereby leading the way to proper research. The final year project, to be selected by students, for their thesis helps them to hone their skills in terms of both Research and Development. This opens plethora of opportunities and they can decide between pursuing research or join an organization after their placement.
Research Scholar, Department of IT, SSNCE
I have previously worked as an Assistant System Engineer with TCS and as a consultant at Corpus Software totally of five years. But my inclination towards teaching paved the way to pursue my master’s in information technology. Whilst looking for a potential college in Chennai that could help me to nurture both my technical and academic skills, my only hunch was SSN College of Engineering as their reputation speaks for them. I joined the PG programme in the Department of Information Technology during the period 2013-2015, and they became an integral part of my life till date. During the course, we were given an overview of technologies such as cloud computing, big data Analytics, soft computing, Internet of Things and Advanced cryptography. We had a plethora of hands on and theoretical understanding about the above-mentioned courses. The faculty members in the department have always fueled our minds with highly interactive sessions and always made us to inculcate our theoretical learnings into real time applications. Our teachers in the IT department are always approachable and guided us with great support. My peers always shown great interest as a team and we have participated in several challenges and submitted conference papers with the guidance of our lecturers. The caliber shown by my fellow mates and their assistance have motivated others as well to show excellence in both technical and academical front. Now, being a research fellow at IT department, when I had to enroll for my coursework in the department of Information Technology, I noticed that the department is offering courses in the current technologies such as Deep learning and Block chain technology. Our department would be a great choice for students looking for good placements and for those who wish to broaden their research perspective.
Research Scholar, Department of IT, SSNCE
After my UG program, I wrote TANCET and among the top colleges that were listed, I chose SSN College of Engineering because of their higher excellence in academics and placements. The opportunities provided by the department of Information Technology helped us to shape our careers into our respective streams. The IT department offers a wide range of electives and core courses. The elective courses were chosen in a way that they addresses the current trends in both research and placements such as machine learning, deep learning, smart sensors and IoT, and Big data analytics. Students were exposed to the placement process through programs offered through the placement office. SSN’s reputation is recognized worldwide and department of Information technology shaped my career growth. The relationship between faculty members and the students was cordial that enabled us to excel in our own area of interests. After my PG program, I was recruited as an Assistant professor in Anand Institute of Higher Technology and served for 7+ years. I wanted to pursue my PhD and I decided to get back to SSN for better research growth. Now, I am a research fellow associated with department of information technology. We were taught by outstanding and dedicated professors in their field who have both practical and academic experience
Senior Infrastructure Engineer, Mind Tree Technologies Pvt. Limited
I wished to have a career in the networking field since programming was never my area of strength. I pursued M.Tech. IT from SSN College of Engineering. The lab facilities were available 24x7 for the students. I was able to perform the experiments related to the domain that I was interested in. The professors helped me transition my career smoothly to where I am today. I could talk to the professors freely explaining the inclination towards networking. They were very supportive and gave several inputs through which I improved upon. Another striking feature is the peer learning. My classmates also encouraged and helped me to learn and explore other things which were not taught. For instance, I could do a certification on MS-Azure with help from both professors and my classmates. I always cherish the moments that I had in SSN for the two years that I spent.
Earned Ph.D. from IIT-H Now, Senior Systems Research Engineer at Qualcomm Research, San Diego, California, USA.
SSN gave me an opportunity to learn. I was amazed and inspired by the technical depth of the faculty members which I hadn’t experienced before which gave me motivation to study things in detail and to analyse.
Earned PhD from IIT-M
Now, Post-doctoral Research Fellow University of California San Diego, USA.
SSN taught me the multi-faceted nuances of life. Inspired by our professors, especially the Digital Speech Signal Processing class helped me pursue Ph.D. in Speech Processing at IIT Madras, which was once only a dream for me.
CRM Executive, Freshworks
SSN has helped me to be in this position now. The friendly atmosphere, the professors, research centre, all time access to the libraries and laboratories encouraged us to bring in ideas and helped us to sharpen our skills and move towards shaping our profile
Manager, State Bank of India Madurai Branch
Some of the companies that our M.Tech IT alumni are working in India and abroad include Intel, Infosys, Aricent, Alcatel Lucent, Gravity Payments, CTS, TCS and Wipro.
Engineer in Indian Railway Service
Many alumni are working as faculty members in various engineering colleges across Tamil Nadu, including SSN and SRM University.
Senior Developer at Cognizant
SSN was a dream come true. After getting into college I got a good exposure and I was groomed technically well by my professor.
Dr. Saranya M S
Dr. Thomas V Pasca
Prof. Dr. T. Nagarajan, HoD (IT) has received Chief Minister’s Tamil Computing Award with a cash prize of Rs.1,00,000/-, a Gold Medal and a Citation from the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Mr. Edappadi K. Palaniswami for developing speech technology software tools in Tamil.
Dr. T. Shree Sharmila received “IEEE Outstanding Branch Counsellor & Branch Chapter Advisor Award 2019”, “IEEE Regional Exemplary Student Branch Award”.
Projects and Collaborations:
The faculty are active in research, and have received a cumulative research grant of 197.669 Lakhs from various organizations such as MIETY, DST and DRDO. The department faculty as well as students also work on various projects with the research seed fund grant they receive from the SSN management, which is about 10 Lakhs every year.
Faculty, with students, publish more than 50 research papers every year in well refereed journals and conferences, including IEEE transactions. More than 80% of the publications are indexed by Web of Science (Thompson Reuters) and Scopus