MUM’s Computer Science Program Continues to Thrive
The MS in Computer Science Program at MUM admitted 60 new students last October, the largest group since early 2009. There are 120 computer science students on campus, and 416 students are completing their degrees via distance education.
The 60 new students come from 22 countries, including 16 from China and 7 from Egypt. The department continues to expand its recruitment efforts to include more countries to compensate for the changing visa requirements in certain countries that provided many students in the past.
The department is also working to appeal to more U.S. students, as the largest number of visits to the program’s website come from within the U.S. The recruiting office continues to take advantage of social media, including Facebook and Twitter, which lead thousands of people to their website each month.
China has been a steady source of students for the program, and the department is now working with MUM’s partner university in China on new recruiting and joint initiatives in which students would begin their studies in China and finish their degrees at MUM.
To accommodate larger enrollment, two new faculty members have been added. Dr. Premchand Nair had been a senior faculty member at Creighton University in Nebraska, and has authored or co-authored eight books on Java programming, database design, and fuzzy mathematics, along with numerous journal and conference publications.
Dr. Anil Maheshwari brings to MUM over 25 years of rich and varied work experience in industry and academia including working at IBM for 9 years, running his own IT consulting company in India, and teaching at various universities in the U.S.
With its highly practical approach, MUM offers one of the most competitive MS in computer science degrees for students wanting to work in the industry. Since 1996, more than 1900 students from over 80 countries entered the Computer Professionals Program and found employment with over 1000 U.S. companies.
The construction of the McLaughlin Building, home of the Computer Science Department, was funded by a very generous gift from Ted and Barb McLaughlin.