The beginnings of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham can be traced to 1994 when a School of Engineering was started in an obscure village named Ettimadai, at the foothills of Bouluvanpatty ranges of the Western Ghats in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu.At that time there were 120 students and 13 faculty members. Today, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has five campuses in three different states of India. There is a student population of over 12,000 and faculty strength of nearly 1500. Over 120 UG, PG and doctoral programs are offered.
Ever since its inception on 7th October 1996, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has been progressing towards excellence in the field of teaching and research. With a team of dedicated, experienced and qualified faculty members, the department has witnessed tremendous growth in academics and research. Major research areas include Image Processing, Multimedia Mining, Evolutionary Computing, Network Security and Wireless Networks. The department is progressing towards setting up of research laboratories and R & D centers.