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Department Overview

The unique positioning of our department in a liberal arts environment in India engenders opportunities to apply computational thinking to the sciences and the social sciences, as well as take advantage of the cross-pollination of ideas from other disciplines to generate and define problems in CS.

We are actively doing impactful research towards disciplinary questions in CS as well as bringing CS methods into the natural and social sciences. The undergraduate Computer Science (CS) major at Ashoka acknowledges the relevance of computing and information science to every academic discipline, and emphasizes exposure to interdisciplinary research that will drive innovation in the future.

In particular, the department is actively engaged in digitisation and data questions in health, education and welfare; cryptography, privacy and security; data science and AI for public good; epidemiology and modelling; molecular and systems biology; quantum computing; psychology; environment; elections and politics.

The department has ambitious plans to develop exciting multidisciplinary CS+X programmes, both for research and teaching.

Driving Collaborations

The push: Active logistical and direct support of nontraditional and interdisciplinary work in CS

Not just research: Ability to teach pioneering new interdisciplinary courses and opportunities to collaborate with faculty from other disciplines in designing and teaching such curricula.

Can’t buy that: Deep cultural integration and respect for interdisciplinary work and a history of enabling non-siloed research and coursework

Current Goals

Building Critical Mass

  • Actively expanding faculty.
  • We are hiring top-notch faculty across disciplines.

Multidisciplinary Research

  • Common general introduction to the basic sciences, computing, probability and data, humanities and ethics, sociology, economics, political science, history…
  • CS+X Specialization

Research-focussed Post-Graduate Programmes

  • Phd, and Integrated Phd with exit option at Masters’
  • Easy for UGs to continue
  • Cross disciplinary input

School of Computing

  • Enabling bridges
  • Supporting student startups
    and partnerships
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