The Department of Computer Science started functioning in Aug 2011 with Dr. E Balagurusamy, former Vice Chancellor, Anna University, Chennai, formally inaugurating its activities. The Department offers MSc Computer Science with specialization in Intelligent Systems.The courses are designed with the objective of equipping the students for the IT industry and for streamlining them for taking up research in Intelligent Systems. State of the art computing facilities are available in the Department. Currently the department has two labs – General Computing Lab (for general computing requirements) and Signal Processing and Intelligent Systems Lab (for advanced research in Intelligent Systems). Both the labs have high-end Apple i-Mac and Apple Mac Pro systems. The Intelligent Systems Lab is also equipped with high-end research tools and software.The Department also offers a PhD programme in Computer Science.
Since its inception, the Department has been organizing a host of curricular and co-curricular activities aiming at the academic enrichment of the students and faculty. The two-day National Conference on Pattern Analysis and Applied Intelligence held in March 2013 was a landmark event in the history of the Department.
The ASCI (Association of Students in Computational Intelligence), the technical forum of the Computer Science students of the Central University of Kerala, functioning under the patronage and guidance of the Department of Computer Science, regularly organizes seminars, training programs, discussions and technical events for cultivation and fostering of research outlook among the students.