The Department of Computer Science at mLAC began its journey in the year 1987, with a pre-university (PUC) course. A B.Sc. degree in Computer Science was started in the year 1989. Mrs. Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation, headed the Department since its inception till the year 1996. In 1996, Dr. Rama M. A. took over the sails and headed the Department till 2015. In 2000, a course in Computer Applications was the need of the hour and thus, the Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) degree was introduced. The Department of Computer Science is affiliated to Bangalore University and is being headed by Prof. Chitra Ravi from 2015.
Both the B.Sc.- Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science (PMC) and BCA programmes received academic autonomy in the year 2016. The Department consists of accomplished faculty from various specializations of Computer Science. The Department strives to deliver quality education to students that seamlessly blends with research. On the research forefront, both the faculty and students are actively engaged in research work through various Department of Biotechnology (DBT) funded projects.
The Department has state-of-the-art infrastructure and computing equipment which is supported by high speed Ethernet and wireless networks. The Department also offers University Grants Commission (UGC) sponsored, job-oriented add-on courses at Certificate and Diploma levels.
The Department regularly organizes workshops, seminars, industrial visits, and alumni Interaction activities to enhance students' skills. The students are also encouraged to participate in extra-curricular & co-curricular activities alongside academics to groom holistic personalities.
The clear vision, dedication and commitment of the faculty members along with a robust academia-industry interface that ensures good career support have been contributing factors to the growth and success of the Department.