The Department of Software Engineering was established in
1999, with the mission to impart computer education to the students in the
rural area of Kanyakumari district, so that they become enlightened and intelligent
thereby improve their living standards.
The department offers the Five Year Integrated degree
Software Engineering Course that was initially affiliated to Manonmaniam
Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli. In 2002, the course was affiliated to Anna
University Chennai with an intake of 60 students per batch. Later in 2006 –
2007, another two M.Sc. Courses - M.Sc. Computer Technology (5 years
integrated) and M.Sc. Information Technology (5 years integrated) were added.
In 2011, M.Sc. Software Engineering
Course (5 years integrated) was started under NICHE. In 2012, M.Phil. &
Ph.D. programmes in Computer Science and in the Year 2020 B.Sc. & M.Sc. Computer Science Courses were started under NICHE.