M.Sc., Computer Science Program was started in Madurai Kamaraj University with the funding from the Defence Research and Development Organization(DRDO) in the year 1986 and the program was converted as the Department of Computer Science in the year 1992. The Department of Computer Science launched the Master of Computer Application (MCA) program in the academic year 1993-1994.
The Department also initiated a five year integrated program, the Master of Computer Science and Application(MCSA), in the year 1993-1994.The Department Started Ph.D research program in Computer Science in the academic year 1990-1991.The MCA Evening program and MCSA program were transferred to the Computer center and the MCA Distance Learning program was transferred to the Directorate of Distance Education in the academic year 2003-2004. The prestigious project of collaborative directed basic research in Smart and Secure Environment Sponsored by the National Technology Research Organization(NTRO) was undertaken in the Department for five years from 2007-2012.
The School Consists of the following Three Departments
- Department of Computer Applications
- Department of Computer Science
- Department of Library and Information Sciences