Head of Department
|Dr Avinash Mungur
Head of Department, Information and Communication Technologies
Phone Ext: 7815
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Information and Communication Technologies which is under the Faculty of Information, Communication and Digital technologies at the University of Mauritius.
ICT is an umbrella term for all technologies that involves the transformation of data and the communication of that information to where it is needed. ICT is having a major impact on nearly every aspect of our lives as we are living in a constantly evolving digital world. In the last ten years, the ICT sector in Mauritius has experienced a sustained growth and is now a major pillar of the Mauritian economy. The ICT Department aims at providing an innovative and a creative future for the ICT graduates and postgraduates for them to be able to serve the growing needs of ICT sector for the benefit of society.
Furthermore, with the current COVID-19 global pandemic, ICT is called upon to play a pivotal and vital role in overcoming this health crisis by providing creative, innovative and top-notch technological solutions to sustain the social and economical growth of the country.
At present, the department is offering the BSc (Hons) Computer Science and MSc Network Security and Management programmes. We have also partnered with the University of Arizona (USA) to offer the Bachelor of Applied Science in Cyber Operations.
Besides academics in the department are actively engaged in research in the following fields (but are not limited to): Computer Networks, Cybersecurity, Programming Paradigms, Parallel Processing, IPv6, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Computer Vision, Blockchain, Databases and Artificial Intelligence. Academics from the department regularly participate in national and international conferences to share their knowledge and expertise. Students will have a chance to work and contribute in those research areas when joining the department.
In addition, the ICT department will assist you to unleash your technological potential as well as providing you with all the necessary skills for your career. Our graduates are successfully working in reputed companies and organisations (either locally or abroad) as well as pursuing postgraduates studies.
With those words, I am very happy to welcome you to our ICT departmental website and hope you will find all the necessary information you are seeking for. In case you have any queries, please get in touch with us and we will be glad to assist you.
Dr Avinash Mungur
Head of ICT Department