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The modern computer industry is the most dramatic outgrowth of the microelectronics industry. The impact of microelectronics was dramatically expressed by Noyce in 1977: “Today, microcomputer at a cost of perhaps $300 has more computing capacity than the first large electronic computer ENIAC. It is 20 times faster, has a larger memory, is thousands of times more reliable, consumes the power of a light bulb rather than that of a locomotive, occupies 1/30,000 the volume and costs 1/10,000 as much. It is available by mail order or from your local hobby shop.”

It is an awesome accomplishment when we consider that someone sitting at the Johnson Space Centre can throw a switch and instruct a space vehicle I billion kilometres away to turn on its TV camera, focus it, and send pictures back to Earth. Even at the speed of light it takes nearly 2 hours to transmit the instruction and received the signals. What is amazing is not that these are nearly everyday events, but that they can be achieved at all.

The marriage of extensive communications and inexpensive computers has already begun to penetrate nearly every aspect of society.

In addition to traditional industrial applications, the ability and relative case by which information can be stored, retrieved, manipulated and transmitted has affected us in our homes, our places of work, and our means for getting from one to the other. Office automation as a consequence of the use of word processors, emails, etc. is transforming how and where we work.

It is believed that the electronics industries will continue to be the four C’s – Components, Communications, Computation and Control. It will be exceedingly difficult to recognize them as separate entities because they will be merged to an even greater degree.

Similarly, the distinction between device, circuit and system will be increasingly blurred.

The computer science & technology Department in K.G. Engineering is fully equipped in terms of human resources Library, Classrooms, Workshops and Laboratories to implement the current curricular activities as devised by the West Bengal State Council of Technical Education.