The department of Computer Application, Jorhat Engineering College, Jorhat, Assam was established in the year 1987. It is the oldest department to offer MCA course in the North-Eastern Region imparting Computer Education in Post Graduate level. The Master of Computer Application (M.C.A.) course is of three years duration recognized by A.I.C.T.E. and affiliated to Dibrugarh University. The intake capacity is 30 students per year.
The students passed out from this department are working at different Govt./Public Sector/ Private Organizations like the department of Science and Technology, Remote Sensing Centre- Assam. SAIL, BHEL, TCS, ISRO, CDTO, HAL, ONGC, IOC, WIPRO, HCL, INFOSYS, CTS, SUSCAN, LG, MOTOROLA, HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES etc. Moreover many of the students of this department are doing remarkable works abroad.
The department is well equipped with three computer laboratories with latest hardware and software. The department has a well established gigabit network connecting all the computers in the labs and having internet facility with fibre optics connectivity. It has a separate Server room with two IBM Xeon servers. The network is facilitated with various Web Servers/ Application Server.
Besides these computing facilities the department also has “Basic Electronics and “Microprocessor and Embedded Design Lab.”
In addition to the central library of the college, the department also has its own library; the library contains a large collection of books, journals, various Project reports and magazines related to the field of computers and Information Technology.