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Department of Information & Communications Technologies (ICT)

30 Nov 2021
Sanjeet Amatya


Information and communications enable access, connections, and sharing, which in turn, enable knowledge creation and economic opportunity. The fields in the Information and Communications group are:

Computer Science (CS)

The core curriculum in computer science covers all aspects of computing, with the faculty particularly active in artificial intelligence, software engineering, networking, and information systems. The program also endeavors to enhance teaching and research activities in computer architectures, object orientation, neural networks, multimedia, and other rapidly-evolving areas in computer science.

Information Management (IM)

Information is an essential resource for academic excellence, competitiveness in business and industry, scientific progress, and national development. Like any other resource, information must be managed. High-quality sources must be located, and arrangements must be made for access to timely, accurate, appropriate, and cost-effective information. Technological advances in telecommunications and the hardware and software of computing can be utilized to provide optimum access to information.

Internet of Things (IoT) Systems Engineering

The new Master’s degree program “Internet of Things (IoT) Systems Engineering” is being offered by the School of Engineering and Technology (SET), Internet Education and Research Laboratory (intERLab), and minor and entrepreneurship program, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) will be first-time launching in August 2020.

Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (RS-GIS)

RG-GIS curriculum is designed to address the theoretical aspects and practical application of space technology, especially in Remote Sensing, GIS, and GNSS. It provides students ample time and scope to gain practical experience with spatial data through laboratory sessions. Students are trained to understand the structure and characteristics of digital spatial data, its capture through airborne and spaceborne sensors; handling of big Geo data; processing, analysis, and extraction of information by digital tools, GIS, and cloud-based applications; visualizing and disseminating through web and location-based services to secure optimal use of the extracted information.

Telecommunications (TC)

The Telecommunications program offers areas of specialization in transmission systems; switching systems; telematics; network planning, and in collaboration with the School of Management, telecommunications management. The courses offered to emphasize modern telecommunications skills in systems planning and engineering, telecommunications software development, and administrative and financial aspects of telecommunications management.

Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)

The information and Communications Technologies field is a newly established area of study in response to the need for the offering of a curriculum selectively drawn from the curricula of Telecommunications (TC), Computer Science, and Information Management (CSIM). With a strong emphasis on communications aspects — rather than on the aggregation of hardware, software, networks, equipment, and related industries — ICT recognizes the important role of information services and applications in the creation of a complete ICT infrastructure.

Data Science and AI (DSAI)

The AIT Masters in DS&AI was designed in partnership with the Erasmus+ DS&AI consortium, a group of 15 European and Asian universities with the mission of bringing European-standard advanced education to Asia.


Our graduates are serving in key leadership positions regionally and globally in Governments, industries, and businesses, United Nations Organizations, Multilateral banks, renounced IT companies, and NGOs. We prepare work-ready graduates familiar with problems and equipped with knowledge and tools to find solutions.


The Department has a very active research program that is done through student research as well as sponsored projects and individually by faculty members. The academic programs of the Department have a long history of research-excellence for decades. The current research program of the Department has several streams. The key streams are mentioned below:


Artificial intelligence (AI) center

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Geoinformatics Center

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TEAL2.O Support and Development Center

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