National Science Day Celebration
Date: February 28th, 2020
Venue: PG Conference Hall II
Department of Computer Science (PG) celebrated the National Science Day on February 28th, 2020. National Science Day is celebrated every year on February 28th to commemorate the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’, which led to Indian scientist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman winning the Noble Prize in Physics in 1930. To commemorate the day the Department of Computer Science PG organized a Guest Lecture and announced few competitions.
Dr. Anoop Baby from the Department of Physics was the speaker for the guest lecture and gave the students a brief idea on why National Science Day is commemorated and its importance. He spoke about the Normal effect Vs the Raman effect, and also explained light and its dispersion, theory of Raman effect and the Instrument of Raman spectroscopy, application and the analysis of the Raman Effect.
The theme for this year’s National Science Day was “Women in Science”. Prof. Vani Chankraborty, Department of Computer Science (PG), spoke about the theme ‘Women in Science’. She pressed on the contribution women did to science and the contribution that can be done furthermore. She also mentioned about the efforts to be taken by everyone to increase the contribution of women towards science. Poster making and video making competitions on the theme “Women in Science” was announced for all the students of the Department of Computer Science (PG). Winners of the different competitions will be honoured with prizes.
Tech Talk Series
Time: 11.00 am – 1:00 am
Venue: Conference Hall II (PG Block)
The session of Tech Talk Series, was hosted on the topic “Cloud Legacy vs Emerging Technologies” on 15th February 2020 by the Department of Computer Science(PG). Mr. Prasanna Kumar, Technical Project Manager IBM, Bengaluru was the resource person of the day. The session emphasized on topics such as Waterfall model, Agile model (Product owners, Agile team, Facilitator), Sprints, Testing, Dev, QA and UAT. The session gave us information about the actual project development from the requirement gathering to deployment. Mr. Prasanna Kumar also stated the difference between Waterfall model and Agile model. He also spoke about how Agile models changed the entire project development cycle of a project development.
During Q & A session from students, faculty and the participants raised various queries. Mr. Prasanna Kumar helped students by answering them on topics such as edge and what are the other technologies which can be used instead of cloud, few questions about testing (integration testing) and also spoke about personal skills and how communication is important.
Industrial Visit - Comorin Consultancy Services, Bengaluru
The Department of Computer Science organised an industrial visit for the students of final year MSc to Comorin Consultancy Services, Bengaluru on 1st February 2020. Comorin Consulting Services India Private Limited is a fast growing company. It is classified as Non-govt company and is registered at Registrar of Companies, Bangalore. The services provided by the company include applications in Block Chain, AgileDevops, Cloud Automation, Microservices etc.
The students were accompanied by Prof. Aruna Devi, Department of Computer Science. Mr. Mohamed Ijaz one of the directors of the company, explained in detail about the various services of the company. There was an interactive session conducted by Mr. Mohamed Ijaz and Mr. Jeeva Chelladhurai on the recent developments in IT industries. The students witnessed the demo of the three live projects based on block chain technology, supply chain and IoT. It was a fruitful session as all the questions of the students were addressed and answered. Finally the students were addressed by are Jeeva Chelladhurai on the various coursers offered and also various internship programs
International Lecture Series
The session of International Lecture Series, was hosted on the topic “Artificial Intelligence and the Deep Learning Revolution” on 27th January 2020 by the Department of Computer Science(PG).Mr. Guy Brown, Head of the Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, UK ,was the resource person of the day. The session emphasized the need for understanding the fundamentals and applications related to Deep Learning Revolution technology and ways to achieve it. Mr. Guy Brown explained about the Python libraries for performing text to speech and speech to text conversion. Image identification using TensorFlow was also demonstrated by the resource person. Also how the images are identified using neural networks was explained. The resource person also explained about the structure and function of perceptron.
There was also a demonstration of an application where the machine was capable of learning music from scratch. Overall the session was very informative and there was great deal of enthusiasm and interaction exhibited by the audience. He also presented a small gift as a token of appreciation to two students from the audience who answered to some of his questions very brightly and enthusiastically.
Tech Talk Series on Technology Trends & Product Management
A session of Tech Talk Series, was hosted on “Technology Trends & Product Management” by the Department of Computer Science(PG) on 25th January 2020. Mr. Karthik Raja Sivacoumar, Global Contact Center Cloud, Senior Product Manager, TATA Communications Ltd was the resource person of the day. The session emphasized the need for cloud computing, types of cloud computing and uses of containers. The session gave information about what a cloud is, how cloud is used, why cloud is important, different types of cloud and how containers are used in cloud (Kubernetes). Mr. Karthik Raja Sivacoumar stated the difference between Private Cloud, Community Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, and Public Cloud. He also spoke about Quantum Computing, AI and IOT.
During Q & A session from students, faculty and the participants raised various queries. Mr.Karthik Raja Sivacoumar helped students by answering them all on topics such as how to crack an interview, about personal skills, how communication is important, how to prepare a resume and he also narrated some of his experiences in the form of stories. The session was very useful.
Industrial Visit to IBM, Bengaluru
The students of the Department of Computer Science (PG) went on an industrial visit to IBM, Bengaluru on 22nd January 2020. The aim of the visit was to give students insights about the opportunities and funding provided by IBM for entrepreneurship, to show the students IBM data centre and make them aware of the various skills to acquire to step in the industry. The representer Mr. Meghala from IBM, started the session with a warm welcome and gave insights about the concepts like data, information, storage etc. Also, he highlighted the importance of Data Science and how it is going to create an impact on all the domains of the industry in the future. Further, he explained the Data Science concepts like descriptive, predictive and prescriptive types of analysis which helped the students to gain the idea about how data science and artificial intelligence work.
Later, Mrs Latha Raj made the students aware about the scope of entrepreneurship and the skills required to succeed as an entrepreneur. She threw light upon how IBM support and fund young entrepreneurs. Madam also gave insights on various soft skills which help one to sustain and grow in industry. Finally, the session culminated with a visit to the Data Centre which houses all the Mainframe computers and the Servers which handles the data for the entire India region of IBM.
• Students got an exposure to visit one of the IT giants like IBM and had a chance to experience the work culture of such an organization.
• Students got insights on various aspects of data science, how it is going to create an impact in the industry in the coming days and the opportunities in this field.
• Students learnt about the entrepreneurship program of IBM.
• Students acquired the information about the necessary skills to become successful in an IT career.
Industry Expert Training
Date: 24th November 2018
Time: 09:00 am – 11:00 am
Participants: IV Semester MCA
Number of beneficiaries: 57
Resource Person: Mr. Rajesh Achariya, IT Consultant, Netkraftz, Bengaluru
The objective of the industry expert training on J2EE is to provide an opportunity to the participants to have theoretical as well as practical knowledge on J2EE by the experts or trainers from Industry. To give an in depth knowledge about the industrial approach to problem solving to the students, Department of Computer Science (PG) initiated Industry Expert Training program in association with Netkrafz, Bengaluru for the students of 4th Semester MCA. The inauguration of the training began at 9:00 am by Dr. R Kumar, Head of the Department, Department of Computer Science (PG). Mr. Dharmendra V, founder director of Netkraftz, Bengaluru, gave a brief note on the importance of getting an industry expert training.
Then Mr. Rajesh Achariya, IT Consultant, Netkraftz, Bengaluru addressed the gathering. He gave introduction about JDBC ODBC connectivity, multi-tier architecture and MVC architecture. He explained how the basic JDBC ODBC connectivity, JDBC API core parts and types of JDBC drivers, is handled in industry. Then he explained about multi-tier and MVC architecture and the differences between them. He also explained about hibernate architecture, java packages, mapping and its types. The training duration is 40 Hours and it will happen every thursday. The participants of the training learnt about basics of MVC architecture. Hands on session made it more lively.
International Lecture Series (ILS): "Anti Money Laundering"
Time: 11.00 AM – 1.00 PM
Venue: Conference Hall 2 (PG Block)
Participants Number of beneficiaries: I and III Semester MCA and M.Sc.(CS): 82
Resource Person: Vice President – Anti Money Laundering, Bank of the West San Raman, California, USA
International lecture Series (ILS) is initiated by Dept of Computer science (PG) to enlighten the young talent with some excellent opportunities to gain knowledge and become expertise in various domains.
The session started with a moment of silence, and the introduction of the guest-speaker for the day, Mr. Joseph Fernandez followed by the presentation by the guest-speaker. The seminar was aimed at introducing to the participants the new means and tools used in preventing Money Laundering and Aggregation of taxes and tax-evasions by corporate both high and low profile –in everyday life. He emphasized the need to rely on block-chain strategy for safer transactions, how clients are tracked for illicit international fund transfers, things like the funding of terrorist organizations, drug dealers, money laundering agents etc. He also spoke about how the tools to track money online in paperless transactions can be tracked, kept clean and regulated for frauds and illicit dealings. As a summary to the talk, he told the participants how simple it is to generate the tools needed to solve everyday business problems including those needed in anti-theft processes and anti money laundering activities using basic software generation techniques.
GIC – Global IT Commune AKASHVANI@ 2030 - TOP TECHNOLOGY PREDICTIONS FOR NEXT DECADE
Time: 09.00 AM – 05.30 PM
Venue: SKE Auditorium (PG Block)
Participants: MCA Students
Number of beneficiaries: 235
The aim of this Commune is to gain the knowledge about top 30 technology predictions for the next decade. GIC (Global IT Commune) was organized by the Department of Computer Science (PG). Mr. Navaratan Katariya (Director, IOT, NASSCOM, Karnataka) was the Chief Guest of the program. The inaugural ceremony commenced with the welcome speech by Dr. Ambika, the conference faculty coordinator followed by the inaugural address of Fr. Josekutty P D., the Principal of the college. The chief guest addressed the gathering by interacting and delivering a brief introduction about AKASHVANI@2030.
Next Session started with a meditation by Mrs. Bhanu Shankar (Director, Divine Mother Holistic Healing Centre and Felicitation). The Technical Session commenced with three Keynote speakers and six strategic partner speakers. The first keynote speaker was Mr. Krishna Durdha (Head - Offshore Consulting, Cognizant) and he has presented on the topic “Changing Landscape@2030”. The Second keynote Speaker was Mr. Vijay Raghunathan (GM and Global Head - Wipro) and his topic of the presentation was on “Digital Transformation@2030”, the Third keynote speaker was Mr. Girish Nuli (CEO Genesis Identity) and he presented on “Technology Predictions@2030”.
The next session was the Panel Discussion - Round 1 moderated by Ms. Roopa Satish, Senior Program Manager, TechMahindra with the Panel Members Mr. Ramprasad Mattu Sridhara (Senior Manager QA, Publicis. Sapient, Bengaluru) on the topic “Product Engineering”, Ms. Ramya R Moorthy (CEO, Elite Souls) on the topic “Rise of Non Functional Testing Needs”, Mr. Yogesh Shankharmath (Client Manager, Suave Engineering) on the topic “Agile Scrum”, Ms. Deepthi K (QA lead, Coviam Technologies) on “Top 30 Technology Survey Summary”, Mr. Joseph Jude Antony (Sr. Manager, Amdocs) on “Devops”, and Mr. Jeeva Chelladurai (Founder, Comorin Consulting) on “Microservices”. The Panel Discussion - Round 2 was moderated by Mr. Manoj. Kr Nagraj, Head, Industrial Markets, Capgemini with the Panel Members Mr. Manoharan Gangadharan (Sr. Manager, Amdocs, Pune) who spoke on topic “Devops”, Dr. Ravi Shankar (HOD, ECE, Sambharam Institute of Technology on “Proximity Technology”, M. A T Kishore (Principal Consultant, Telecom,UTL Technologies on “5G and Emerging Telecom Technologies”, Mr. Prabhu Matt, Testing Head, Ericsson, on “Testing Strategies of Future Technologies”, Mr. Srinivasan Mangudu (Sr. Director, Global Delivery, AI, Analytics Cognizant on “Security”, Mrs. Priyamvada Kulkarni (Sr. Manager, Process and Quality Consulting, Cognizant) on “GDPR”, Mr. Kalyan Talluri (Sr. Technical Director, Conformiq) on “Voice Assistants, Chatbots, NLP”. At last, there was an IT Quiz hosted by Ms. Deepti K of Covian for the students of KJC.
Vinimay – “Fire within you”
Time: 11.00 AM – 1.00 PM
Venue: SKE Auditorium (PG Block)
Participants: MCA and MBA Students
Number of beneficiaries: 2254
Resource Person: Dr. Madam Kumar Srinivasan, Associate Vice President of Big Data & Cloud Analytics Accenture Innovation Center for Analytics, Bengaluru
The aim of this session is to gain the knowledge about how to become successful person in a life. Vinimay is an interactive program organized by Computer Science Department (PG) Kristu Jayanti College on 22nd July 2018 in SKE auditorium. The chief guest for this occasion is Dr. Madan Kumar Srinivasan, Associate Vice President of Big Data & Cloud Analytics, at Accenture Innovation Center for Analytics. The program started with an inaugural address introducing the Chief Guest. Then Dr. Madan took over the session. He started with the presentation titled “The Fire Within” which was a very interesting journey that he took over till the end of the session. The highlight of this program is Dr. Madan was more in an enthusiastic interaction and was very open to share about his life’s ups and downs that he faced and how he overcame the situations. One such to be mentioned is about his English communication problem, his marriage/love life, his graduation periods, and his way towards the industry. Moving on he mentioned a lot of achievements that he got from the places that he had failed initially. Also the other achievements and targets that he ultimately was aiming achieve. To end, he concluded by a very important note “Fire and Fear” were he thought us how to face them both effectively. To conclude in this program we got to know a lot more of Dr. Madan and all his interactive fun talks and inspiring notes would never drain of our memory.
Student Research Symposium
Time: 10.00 AM
Venue: Conference Hall 2 (PG Block)
Participants (Name, Roll No, Class): MCA
Number of beneficiaries: 110
Resource Person: Mr. Jeeva Chelladhurai & Mr. Mustameer Khan
The aim of the symposium which allows exchanging knowledge, experience and results and information related to various aspects of emerging technologies.
A National Level Student Research Symposium was organized by Department of Computer Science (PG). Mr. Jeeva Chelladhurai (Founder, Comorin Consulting Services, Bengaluru) was the chief guest of the program. The inaugural ceremony started with the welcome address by Prof. Muruganantham, convenor of the symposium followed by the presidential address was given by Fr. Augustine George, Vice Principal. The chief guest during inaugural address explains about the evolution of technology and a video which is related to Artificial Intelligence and machine learning.
The first technical session was presented by Mr. Mustameer Khan (Product Manager, SAP, Bengaluru) with technology on warehouse automation done by Amazon, he also briefed about ‘Go Game’ which was an automated analysing game. The application analyse the game moves of international champion for 6 months during the game application defeated the champion by its own analysed automated moves. He also explained about automated robotics in police field with a cheetah robot as an example which is much faster than the fastest human being. The second technical session was presented by Mr. Jeeva Chelladurai. He explains about docker technology. He also had shown practically how to run snippets to create a docker.
Post lunch session started with Paper presentation by research scholar and students. The session chaired by Dr. Kumar R and Dr. Ambika. P.
• Audience were able to grab details on various research fields and its importance.
• Got the information about the various tools and techniques used for research.
“Software Testing: Modern Principles and Practices”
Time: 11.00 AM – 1.00 PM
Venue: Conference Hall 2 (PG Block)
Participants (Name, Roll No, Class): I, III & V Semester MCA
Number of beneficiaries: 100
Resource Person: Mr. Subrat Tripathy Quality Engineering and Assurance, CTS, Bengaluru
The aim of this session is to have an interactive session to know more about the modern principles and practices in software testing.
The session started with the introduction of the Guest for the day – “Mr. Subrat Tripathy” who is working for CTS Bengaluru in Quality Engineering and Assurance. He started off with the session by speaking about testing and good practices in testing. He explained in detailed about test planning, coverage, methods and responsibilities and test plan documents the strategy that will be used to verify and ensure that a product or system meets its design specifications and other requirements. He also explained in detail about levels of testing like unit testing, integration testing, validation testing and acceptance testing.
He interacted with students and conducted an activity for the them. For the activity he divided the students into two teams. Where each team will have to find the test case for the product that the team chooses. They were given the freedom to select any product. The test case needs to be made based on functionality, non-functionality, integration, validation and unit testing. The students actively participated in the activity, Mr. Tripathy gave them his suggestion on various test-cases and was answering to all the query that the students were putting forward.
To conclude, Mr. Tripathy has said that at present world where every organization is asking for a well-developed and bug free product and the scope in the field of testing is only increasing.
Students understood about manual testing.
About how to make test cases for web application as well as system application.
Tech Talk on “Mobile App Retargeting”
Date : 04-August-2018
Time : 11.00 AM – 1.00 PM
Venue : Conference Hall 2 (PG Block)
Participants (Name, Roll No, Class) : III & V Semester MCA
Number of beneficiaries : 71
Resource Person : Ms. Ashvina Kumari N, Executive Account Manager, Digital Operations, Revx Technology Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru
The objective of this Tech Talk Series is to have an interactive session to know more about the Mobile App Retargeting and online Advertising. The session started with the introduction of the Guest of the day – “Ms.Ashvina Kumari N”, who is an alumni of our department. She started off with the session by speaking about online Advertising, its advantages like precise targeting, quick execution, measurability, cost effectiveness and detailed explanation on Advertising types, mobile app targeting etc. She explained about the working and importance of Online Advertising in comparison to the other methods of advertising and promotion such as hoards and billboards which doesn’t attract much customer, and she also talked about how to impress the customer through Search engine marketing, social media advertising, mobile advertising, display advertising. She enlightened about how slots should be provided in the website which will be used to display ads and these slots should be of specific dimension that is set by the publisher. Each ads is called as creatives. Different types of creatives are static, dynamic, flash, video, rich media and these are used for specific purposes. Further she briefed working of mobile app targeting and how Revx, Advertising Agency help its client in reaching the relevant customer. She further explained about the importance of the mobile app retargeting in any online marketing field. She enlightened us about advertisement ID which is available in any smart phone which is used to provide relevant product ads based on the searches made by the customers and also detailed us about click ID which is used to identify the type of ads is clicked by the user. She also explained about ad serving and its working along with how the real time bidding for a particular user or customer take place in the background which happen in less than 10 milliseconds and how pre-impression plays major role real time bidding. Ma’am explained about how the dynamic ads are used to work with the website and mobile app with specified dimensions of the website they are also called as Native dynamic ads. In her concluding remarks, she said that the fresher can be part of the online marketing if students have base on data analytics, and coding.
The Students understood how the online marketing is taking place through websites and mobile apps. They also learned about the different types of advertising method used in the online market.
International Lecture Series "Stepping Stones for Quality Research"
Date: 30th July, 2018
Time: 10.00 AM
Venue: PG Computer Lab II
Participants (Name, Roll No, Class): III & V Semester MCA
Number of beneficiaries: 50
Resource Person: Dr. Seyed Mohamed Buhari, Professor, Faculty of Computing & IT, King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia.
The Department has conducted International Lecture Series on “Stepping Stones for Quality Research”. Dr. Seyed Mohamed Buhari, Faculty of Computing & IT, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia was the resource person.
The programme was mainly meant to the students who are interested in taking up researches on their area of interest. The session was of immense use to those who wished to enhance the knowledge on how to identify the topic for research and narrow down to the topic.The objective of the Lecture was to provide knowledge about the structure and process of research, and the way in which information was analyzed, which helped the participants to learn and articulate various this like how to identify the problem to conduct quality research based on areas of interest. It also helped in enhancing the knowledge base of using ”Zotero” software to import related papers and add citation and bibliography easily to our research paper.
First was a refreshing session on the Introduction to research. The steps to conduct research are
1. Gartner hype cycle
2. Identifying the problem or area of interest.
3. Research groups
4. H-index and citations.
5. Exploring with Zotero.
6. Discussion about the content of the paper.
7. Collecting different paper using a survey paper on the interesting topic.
1. Gartner hype cycle
Sir explained how to choose a topic based on the trend in IT. The Gartner hype cycle helps us to identify the trending areas on which research can be taken up and publish it successfully. This is the important step in identifying the area of interest from vast topics available. He threw light on Sensitivity Analysis and its impact on the topic for conducting research
2. Identifying the problem or area of interest
Dr. Seyed helped us to identify the area of interest in a tabular format with certain criteria such as Course which we like, specific topics which we interested in the course, specific reason about why we like, the relevant paper for the interesting topic, and the links of the relevant papers.
3. Research groups
Using the research groups such as IEEE Explorer, Science direct and Google scholar we were able to find the recent topics for research and also figure out the best survey paper for the topic of interest by knowing the journals in which it was published and the maximum citations added to a particular paper.
4. H-index and citations.
Sir, also taught us the meaning and importance of h-index and citation for a good paper. It is supposed to be the key attribute to find a better paper.
5. Exploring with Zotero.
After finalizing the best topic among different areas, Mr. Syed also explained how to handle the Zotero software. Zotero is a Reference Management software which is used to add citations and bibliography. So initially we were supposed to add Zotero plugin to chrome and MS word and demonstrated how to add bibliography from other papers to our research paper. This tools benefited a lot from a research point of view.
6. Discussion about the content of the paper.
After the lunch break, Sir also discussed the various topics that are necessary to be included in a good research paper. The topics included are the title, keywords, Abstract, introduction, literature review, block diagram, methodology, experiment, results, discussion, conclusion, and bibliography.
7. Collecting different paper using a survey paper on the interesting topic.
After learning all the process required to conduct research, we started exploring about collecting different paper using survey paper of the interested topic Later in the questionnaire session sir explained about the plagiarism check and also the vocabulary on how to write a good research paper. The best site to check vocabulary was the Element of the style-cheat sheet which improves the quality of writing a research paper.
Dr. Seyed Mohamed Buhari, an experienced and expert in research expressed his happiness about the participants’ involvement, dedication and wished everyone to be a knowledge equipped academician and to explore more and more since research is a never-ending process as new innovations and techniques keep emerging every day in human lives. The participants were enriched with knowledge. Prof. Velmurugan the faculty coordinator of International Lecture Series expressed his gratitude with a memento and thanked the resource person and also the participants.
On the whole, the seminar deliberated on various aspects that are necessary to be analyzed before even finding a good topic and implement efficiently. The workshop helped the participants who are interested in writing research papers paved a way for researchers to learn, explore and adapt to various new techniques and also to achieve optimization in their proceedings and research activities.
Tech Talk Series on "Digital Analytics"
Date: 21st July, 2018
Time: 11.00 AM
Venue: Conference Hall 1 (PG Block)
Participants (Name, Roll No, Class): III & V Semester MCA
Number of beneficiaries: 69
Resource Person: Mr. Cammillius Jayadev, Project Manager, Nabler, Bangalore
The aim of this session is to know about the Digital Analytics and opportunities.
Mr. Cammillius started with the basics of Digital analytics. Digital analytics encompasses the collection, measurement, analysis, visualization and interpretation of digital data illustrating user behavior on websites, mobile sites and mobile applications.
He also explained in detail about the importance of digital intelligence. Digital analytics enables brands and website owners to understand how their sites and apps are being found and used. Using digital analytics the companies can optimize the content based on the customer experience on their websites, mobile sites, and mobile apps.
Mr. Cammillius interaction with the students was indeed a very fruitful one which encourages them to do more on Digital Analytics.
The knowing the industry trend of digital analytics
Importance of digital analytics
IEEE Student Branch Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme
Time: 2.00 PM – 3.30 PM
Venue: Conference Hall 2 (PG Block)
Participants (Name, Roll No, Class): III & V Semester MCA
Number of beneficiaries: 53
Resource Person: Mr. Girish Batra, Founder at Glocal Projects, Bengaluru.
Objective: The aim of this session is to know more about the Entrepreneurship and qualities of a good leader in today’s World.
The session started with the introduction of the Guest for the day - “Mr. Girish Batra”. He started with the session by speaking about the entrepreneurship and the difference between entrepreneurship and ideapreneurship. He also gave us an inspirational speech about Apple Chief Ex. Steve Jobs, Paytm Founder, Amazon and their inspirational stories.
The session became more interesting when he spoke about the 10 traits of a good leader. The session became more enthusiastic, when students started to share their entrepreneurship ideas, .This interactive and motivating session was taken as an opportunity to explore the ideas of entrepreneurship. He concluded by giving a brief idea about his Global Projects and how they train people to come up with their entrepreneurship plans.
Students got an idea about what is entrepreneurship
Qualities required by an entrepreneur
Traits of Leadership.
National Level Workshop on “Blockchain Development using Ethereum”
Date: 11th & 12th July 2018
Time: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm & 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Venue: Conference Hall and PG-lab1
Blockchain development using Ethereum workshop apprised about the Ethereum Ecosystem and its differences from its rich cousin Bitcoin. The inauguration of the two-day workshop was on 11th July 2018 at the Conference Hall. The chief guest for the inauguration session was Dr. Madhan Kumar Srinivasan, Associate Vice President, Accenture Solutions Ltd. an eminent personality who shared valuable thoughts that was very inspiring and energetic for the participants. It was a great honor to witness such an amazing person. Followed by the inauguration, the technical session-I was handled by Mr. Sanil Kumar, Chief Architect - Cloud Division, Huawei Technologies. The story of blockchain was discussed during this session. The key note was bitcoin is blockchain but blockchain is not bitcoin, which enlightened our mind the blockchain concept can be applied to almost all the use cases which we could probably apply. What is Blockchain? Why do we need blockchain? And the areas where it could be applied was efficiently delivered by the resource person. The Technical session-II was handled by Dr. Neeraj Kumar. Senior Technical Leader - Cloud Division Huawei Technologies. He briefed about the blockchain opportunities, the architecture and the challenges to be faced while implementing blockchain concept. The use cases where blockchain could be applied to provide transparency in the data and avoid fraudulence was also briefed during this session.
After the lunch break, hands on session about how to create a node to implement blockchain using terminal and command prompt was also discussed. After the hands-on session, the panel discussion started. The aim of the panel discussion was to deliver the strategies and integration of the Blockchain technology by four enthusiastic and eminent personalities, Dr. Shankar Ramamoorthy - Harman Connected Services, Mr. T.V. Ramakrishnan - Chief Product Owner, Digital Core Banking SAP Labs, Mr. Jeeva Chelladurai - Entrepreneur and Technical Author and Dr. Syed Mohammed Buhari, Professor, UAE. Each and every one discussed the importance of blockchain and the impact of it in the future. The advantages of learning blockchain technology and the implementation on different use cases were discussed. The career advice was also delivered by the panel members which was motivating and inspiring
The hands-on session was handled by Mr. Ganesh Samarthyam, Co-founder, CodeOps Technologies. The session started with the brief introduction to the Blockchain. The participants got the insights about Ethereum and Smart Contracts, it acquainted them with the knowledge of decentralized application and the practical implementation of it. The session aided the students to develop their own blocks from the scratch in order to understand the business of Initial Coin Offering (ICO), which included with understanding of Hashing (in Python) and creation of Contracts and Ether multiple accounts using Meta Mask application, along with transferring of Contracts and Ethers among the multiple accounts. After the lunch break, the workshop resumed with understanding of Tokens and their Contract along with deploying them using the web application Remix IDE which resulted in creation and transfer among the multiple accounts around the world. The next concept was Smart Contract with Solidity, using Remix IDE, and contract deployment in testnet. The session concluded with sharing of real time example and experience of different use-cases and different solution of storage of database.
Prof. Kumar R, Head, Department of Computer Science (PG) during his valedictory address thanked the resource person Mr. Ganesh Samarthyam and appreciated Dr. P. Ambika for her untiring efforts in bringing the resource people for this two-day workshop. He thanked and congratulated the participants from various institutions for attending the workshop and presented them with the participation certificate.
Tech Talk Series – I on e-Workforce Management , Planning and Scheduling
Date: 7th July 2018
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Classes Attended: III & V Semester MCA
Name and details of the Resource Person: Mrs Sithara Kumaresh, Project Manager, Accenture, Bengaluru
The First session of Tech Talk Series for this academic year was handled by Mrs. Sithara. She stated the introduction of a tool which is been widely used by the projects in an IT sectors by the project leads called WFM – WorkForce Management. WFM is a term that encompasses all the activities needed to maintain a productive workforce. WFM is an integrated set of processes that a company uses to optimize the productivity of its employees. WFM consists of activities like planning, scheduling, forecasting, intraday management. WFM also helps in the management of schedule shrinkage. Real time analysis the key factor for the management. . Ms. Sithara said that it’s easier to create algorithms to predict an outcome, such as a forecast or a staff requirement. She also listed the disadvantage that is the data can be so complex that it becomes a challenge to convey what seems like a simple concept to someone not intimately familiar with the data. Break spacing is done using the workforce management tools. Seat planning and deviation planning are the two planning sectors used to schedule the work setup in a corporate. Vareint is the newer version of the workforce management is to be launched. Transport management force is also a trending example of workforce management. The participants were introduced with WFM tool and how it functions and also have carved a path for more discovery in the tool.
Microsoft Build Local 2018 – Bangalore
Session 1: Server- less Computing
Time: 09:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Venue: Lab 3
Resource Person: Mr Kuppurasu Nagaraj Microsoft MVP - Azure, C# Corner MVP
To understand the working of server-less computing via cloud computing.
The resource person Mr Kuppurasu Nagaraj , Microsoft Azure MVP, C# Corner MVP, Technical Coordinator, explained cloud computing and its aspects with practical and real world examples. He briefed on the various cloud model services, its advantages and dis-advantages. In his talk, he introduced to us the Microsoft Azure: Cloud Computing Platform. He spoke more on various services offered by Microsoft Azure and how to work with the cloud computing technology. He demonstrated the hosting of a website using Microsoft Azure, where he explained to us step by step the process of hosting a website.
Knowledge about Microsoft Azure and its cloud computing services.
Host a website on cloud.
Create a virtual machine using Azure.
Session 2: Learn more about Cognitive Services
Resource Person: Ms. Alagunila Meganathan, Microsoft MVP & C# Corner MVP
Objective:To understand the features and services available in Microsoft Cognitive services
The students had a hands-on session on the following features of Microsoft Cognitive services
• Vision:Image processing algorithms to smartly identify, caption and moderate your pictures.
• Speech: Convert, spoken audio into text, use voice for verification or add speaker recognition to your app.
• Knowledge: Map complex information and data in order to solve tasks such as intelligent recommendations and semantic search.
• Search: Add Bing search API’s to your apps and harness the ability to comb billions of webpages, images, videos and news with a single API call.
• Language: Allow your apps to process natural language with pre-built scripts, evaluate sentiment and learn how to recognize what users want.
Various cognitive services offered by Microsoft.
APIs under each service.
How to use the demo APIs.
Session 3: What’s new in Xamarin.Forms 3.0
Resource Person : Mr. Anbu Mani, Software Engineer, Changepond Technologies, Chennai, Tamilnadu and Microsoft Student Partner
Objective: Creating apps that are indistinguishable from an application using Xamarin Forms Xamarin.Forms exposes a complete cross-platform UI toolkit for .NET developers.
The Resource person highlighted the following features to develop an user friendly app.
• Native user’s interfaces-apps built using xamarian contains standard, native user interface controls.
• Native API access: Apps built using xamarian have access to the full spectrum of functionality exposed by the underlying platform and device, including platform specific capabilities like ARKIT and ANDROID multi window mode.
• Native performance: Apps built using xamarian, leverages platform specific hardware acceleration and are compiled for native performance.
How an efficient app can be developed using Xamarin Forms
Advantages of using Xamarin Forms
The department of MCA organized workshop on Research methodology for the students by Dr. Srinivas T, Professor, Department of ECE, IISc, Bengaluru, Mr. Dhanukumar P, IEEE Client Services/ University Partnership Program Manager, IEEE Bangalore, Dr. Ambika P & Prof. Jyothi Manoj, Department of Computer Science [PG], Kristu Jayanti College on 4th August 2017.
The department of MCA organized a two day national workshop on “Data Science and Analytics” for the Faculties, Research Scholars, and Students all over India by Dr. Ambika P & Prof. Aruna Devi K, Kristu Jayanti College, on 20th and 21st July 2017.
A workshop on “Networking & Network Security” by Dr. Samir Kalekar, Development Director, Kristu Jayanti College was organized for the students of MCA on 6th and & 7th July 2017.
Student Seminar Series
Student Seminar Series was organized by the department of MCA on IoT, WoT and Cloud Computing by Mr. Deepak Dulal, Mr. Kynsaihunlang Iangrai, Mr. Sarjun, III Semester MCA for the III semester MCA students on 22nd July 2017.
FOSS - Java
The department of MCA organized a Free and Open Source Software – Java for the students of MCA by Mr. Kannan M. Moudgalya, Mr. Arya Ratish and Mr. Prathamesh Salunke, IIT Bomaby on 18th July 2017.
Rural Exposure Programme and Computer Literacy Programme
The department of MCA organized Rural Exposure Programme and Computer Literacy Programme in Kiranagere, Ramanagara District on 28th and 29th July 2017.
An enthusiastic group of 38 students and 6 faculty members engaged in conducting “GramaSamveditha” in Kiranagere. A survey was conducted by the students to gauge the literacy rate and make a study on M-Commerce services in agriculture. “Kishora Ganaka Gnana” was a small treading towards providing a baseline to the students of “Rural High School”, Harohalli, Kanakapura (Tk)) to help the country in its grass root levels to reach the ultimate goal of digitalization. The students were taught about smart phones and their Applications; Computer Fundamentals and Career prospects in the arena of technology. Around 300 students of class IX and X attended the sessions. The participants indeed were very vibrant and extracted the best from the programme.
TECHNOLOGICAL TRAINING PROGRAMME
The department of MCA organized Technological Training Programme for the I and III semester MCA students by Mr. Kurian George & Mr. Abhijith Benny, V MCA from 18th to 31st August 2017.
3I Transition from Campus to Corporate for IT Professionals
Mr. Ishan Bose, Chief Marketing Officer, KrazyBee, Bangalore conducted a training for 52 students of computer science on placement process and Inter personal relations on 13th August 2016.
Rural Exposure Programme
49 students of MCA participated in a two day Rural Exposure Programme and Kishora Ganakajnana – Computer Literacy Programme in Alambady Village, Malur Taluk, Kolar District on 5th and 6th , August 2016.
STUDENT SEMINAR SERIES
Student Seminar Series for the Academic year 2016-2017 was conducted on 25th June, 2016 by the MCA students presented on various topics like python, angular JS, software testing, Joomla and Internet of Things. Student Seminar Series is the forum where students will have the exposure to present their views about latest technologies in the market
The Department of Computer Science PG, MCA Program organized a Talk Tech on Software Project Management Tool by Mr. Kannan Senthil Nathan, Independent Consultant, Agile Trainer on 18th July 2016.
The department of MCA organized a seminar on Transformation from waterfall and traditional software development to Agile Software development by Mr. Srinivas V (PMF SAFe, Agilist, CSFO, CSM), Agile Coach at CISCO Systems, on 16th July 2016.
Mr. Srinivas briefed the students on Agile Software Development. He explained the software development life cycle and existing software development model – the waterfall model, Iterative and Incremental model and their shortcomings.
The department of MCA & Life Sciences organized a one day workshop on IEEE for the students to understand the importance of digitalization to make things simpler and easier on 16th January 2017.
LIFE SKILLS FOR IT PROFESSIONALS
The department of MCA in association with Centre for Life Skills Education (CLSE) conducted Two Day Capacity Building Training on Life Skills for IT Professionals on 24th & 25th August 2016. Fr. Augustine George, Vice principal inaugurated the training. Dr. Jonas Richard, Head, Department of Social Works & Director, CLSE gave the brief introduction about the training and also given the importance of life skills education.
Alumni’s Mr. Baby K Jojo & Mr. Vineeth V George, SAP BI Consultant, Utegration Inc. Bangalore had an interaction with the students 86 students of MCA to gain knowledge on SAP and ERP systems was organized by the department of MCA on 10th September 2016.
The interaction between the students and the alumni Mr. Arun, Software Engineer, NY Web Solutions and Cyber Systems was organized by the department of MCA on Overview of AWS on 7th January 2017.
The department of MCA organized a Research colloquium by Dr. Subashini. P, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore on 26th November 2016.
The objective was to enhance the quality of Research articles from the science deanery, create awareness about how to write project proposals, awareness about various funding agencies.
FOSS TEST CATEGORY - JAVA
The Department of Computer Science (PG) and IIT Mumbai organized an Online Test FDP on “Java”, on 10th December August 2015. All III MCA students were taken up the test and received their digital certificate.
Peer to Peer training – Data mining techniques (clustering)
Data mining techniques (clustering) was organized by the department of MCA for the V semester BCA students from 3rd to 8th September 2015.
The main objective of this Peer – Peer Teaching Learning activity is apart from classroom lecturing sessions conducted by teachers this (Learning from & with Each Other) helps the students to again more knowledge from their friends.
Peer to Peer training – Photoshop
The Department of Computer Science (PG) offers students the opportunity to learn from each other through the Peer to Peer training in Photoshop on 21st August 2015. The session was focused to gain knowledge on Adobe Photoshop. Mr. Melbin and Mr. Mathewkutty Mathew of III Semester MCA were the trainers.
Mr. Melbin gave the insights on Photoshop, its benefits and how to install the software. He explained how to create a new photoshop document, create graphics objects, layering concepts, editing the images and layer styles. He also demonstrated to select part of the image using various types of selection tools.
Mr. Mathewkutty explained about brush and other drawing tools. He also demonstrated to use filters on images. The students were gained knowledge on importing and exporting the documents. Finally the students were assigned with an exercise of creating a brochure for intercollegiate fest.
Thus the Peer to Peer training helped students to apply the core concepts presented by the trainers.
Rural Exposure Programme
The Department of Computer Science (PG) had organized a rural exposure camp for the third year MCA students where they were taken to Purushanahalli, Doddabalapur (D.T), Bangalore. They were given with an opportunity to interact, teach and guide the village citizens and the students of Sri. Siddaganga High School.
The camp conducted various events like: Training the students with respect to life skills, Cleaning the premises, Visiting the farms, Conducted a session for the students on the topics related to technology and career guidance, Visiting the villagers and conducting a study and analysis based on how far the villagers are accustomed to the latest technological out growth.
Social Outreach Programme
The Department of Computer Science (PG) organized a Social Outreach Program (SOP) for the III Semester MCA students on 25th July 2015. They visited RVM Philanthropic Home - a Rehabilitation Centre giving shelter to old and handicapped orphans at Chikka Gubbi Village.
As a part of SOP, the staff as well as students contributed a total amount of RS.13020, which was used to buy them necessaries like toothbrush, paste, soap and a Horlicks packs. We also managed to sponsor the lunch for them.
The Department of Computer Science (PG) organized Tech-quest on 30th April 2016, students present and wrote new ideas or innovative application of existing concepts. It is a platform to express their views, explore ideas and a perfect stage to showcase their technical expertise.
This quest exhibited the conglomeration of talent, intellect, innovative and competitive sprite of the students.
Data Analytics using SPSS Software
Technical Community Presentations by Shebin and Denil of Vth Semester MCA Data Analytics using SPSS Software on the topics how we can analyze the data and formulate it in the format of LPP, and the working flow of the software and how to find the correlation between the variable., and Community Network Presented by Saleem Matloob and Jinu Maria of V MCA on the topic Generation of Networks, Network Components - Switches, NIC, Routers, Topologies was organized by the Department of Computer Science (PG) on 1st August 2015.
The Department of Computer Science (PG) organized the 24th edition of Vichaarmanthan - an interactive series with Indian and Global visionaries for the PG students on “Governance at your fingertips”. Dr Rathan Kelkar, CEO, Center for E- Governance, Government of Karnataka, was the Chief Guest on 27th July 2015.
Dr Rathan in his presentation introduced a new mobile application called MOBILEONE which was developed as a major project for the welfare of the public. The various functionalities of the application like the traffic alert, weather forecasting, the details about the farmers land which was sent as a message to each farmer were explained in detail. The various facilities like ‘’Bangalore One’’ provided by the government to the public were also educated.
Ms. Deepali Pant Joshi, Executive Director, Reserve Bank of India addressed the post graduate students on ‘RBI reforms and current trends in Banking’ in the 24th Edition of Vichaarmanthan - an interactive series with global and Indian visionaries, was organized by the Department of Computer Science (PG) on 11th September 2015.
Ms. Joshi said, “Reserve Bank of India (RBI) strengthens the monetary policy framework through strengthening our diverse and rich banking structure by granting licenses to new entrants, branch expansions and regulating foreign banks”
Ms. Pant also highlighted the ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna’ and the importance of creating bank accounts for every citizen to counter money laundering. Further speaking on the indigenization of currency note printing she said, “RBI is deciding on new numbering system for visually impaired citizens and few other security features”.
The session ended with Ms. Joshi inspiring the students and saying “The biggest strength of our country is the youth. And youth is a majority in our country contrary to some countries where majority is formed by aged people.”
The department of Computer Science (PG) and the Department of Management Studies organized “Vinimay” – Leadership Series Programme was inaugurated by Mr. Michael Joseph, Manager, People and Culture, Grant Thornton, India and Ms. Rashmi Bhat, Assistant Tax Manager, Grand Thornton on July 21, 2015.
The session was about the culture of corporate space and what is expected from them in the corporate environment. Mr. Michael emphasized the importance of having a ‘purpose’ while choosing a career. His talk includes understanding one’s own talents and skills and matching it with the available opportunities. He spoke about the opportunities and choices and the importance of learning.
Vinimay – Leadership Series with Mr. Shridhar Venkat, CEO, Akshaya Patra, Focused on Child Hunger briefed on his idea and vision in life said, it was to make India a well-nourished and literate country by 2020 was organized by the department of Computer Science (PG) on 9th September 2015.
Later he demonstrated using a video how his kitchen looks like, how are the machines of each for each meal prepared and what is each containers capacity. Then he made us view how these meals are delivered to children’s in schools.
He emphasized his views to our fellows Jayantian’s how can they contribute, or be a part for his Vision of Akshaya Patra.
Shri. Venu G Somineni, Chairman and CEO, MyDeals247 addressed the Vinimay – Leadership Series for PG students on ‘Effective future career opportunities’ was organized by the department of Computer Science (PG) on 27.07.2015.
Shri Venu spoke about the trends and the scopes prevailing in job market. He also shared his work experience at Microsoft and how he moved out and started his own company and the risk he had undergone in starting the company.
Shri. Venu mentioned a few differences of regular e-commerce website where all the products are sold in the mode of bargaining. Overall the session was an eye opener for the students which gave insights about the domains what the students have to concentrate for their effective future career.
Vinimay – Leadership Series for PG students by Mr Surya Prakash Mohapatra, Head- Resource Enablement at HP Global Business Services, on ‘Skill set for Career Growth’ highlighted six attributes are Purpose, Courage, Communication, Collaboration, Integrity, and Accountability on 30th January 2016.
Mr Surya, further tainted about the six habits are, Offer gratitude, Learn invest in you, Do exercise, your purpose reviews your progress, your life reflect, and Mediate connect your soul.
Workshop on Network Virtualization
The department of MCA organized a two day workshop on Network Virtualization by Mr. Babu Ebezener, Assistant Manager, Talent Transformation Team, Wipro Ltd, Bangalore on 27th & 28th August 2014.
Mr. Babu had given the complete overview of virtualization, types of virtualization, VDA setup working, its advantages and different types of architectures. He also threw light on VMware – Virtualization software, active directory and few more. The students gained knowledge on the practical implementation of virtualization.
The two day workshop on “Virtualization” has given the practical knowledge on Virtualization and its implementation to the participants.
Vichaarmanthan is an interaction with Global and Indian visionaries was organized by the Department of MCA ON 9TH September 2014. Shri. S V Ranganath, IAS was the chief guest said talking about leadership, in which he gave examples of various efficient leaders such as Napoleon. He stressed that a leader is the one who builds up a team. A leader is one who leads the team from front, the one who is always willing to take up the start, the one who values each and every employee, the one who focuses on continuous improvement and the one who feels proud with the work of his employees.
Few of the capabilities of a leader are self-confidence, sincerity, sympathy, thinking and focusing on the present and the ability to visualize the future.
The session was very interactive. Students put forth many questions regarding corruption, techniques to face IAS tests etc., which were willingly answered by Shri S V Ranganath.
The department of MCA organized 3I - is the acronym for Industry Institute Interface on the 27th of September 2014. The chief guest for the day was Mr. Jayas Damodaran, CEO of Boston technology Corporation. The session was conducted between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Mr. Damodaran touched upon the latest technologies in the corporate field such as mobility, android, iOS, SAP etc. He also mentioned about the current affairs in IT. In the next half of the session he spoke about the various techniques of attending an interview. The session was very interactive and informative.
Tech Talk series
The tech talks series by Mr. Srinivas Gururaja Rau, Senior Director, Fidelity Investments, Bangalore on the topic “Big Data – Big Opportunities” was organized by the department of MCA on18th of October, 2014.
Mr. Gururaja Rau mentioned about the 4 V’s of Big Data: Volume, Velocity, Variety and Veracity. The Big Data landscape such as log data apps, vertical apps, business intelligence, analytics and visualization, data providers, analytics infrastructure, operational infrastructure, IAAS, structured database and technologies were also mentioned in the session.
Workshop on Ethical Hacking
A Workshop on Network Security and Ethical Hacking, by Mr. Santhosh Thuppad, Director, Moolya Software, Bangalore was organized by the MCA department on 7th September 2013.
Mr. Santhosh spoke about Hacking techniques and the importance of validation. Faculty members of MCA department and students of II and III year MCA attended the workshop. He also explained about the ethical hacking and tools used for the hacking. He introduced many hacking tools like Fiddler, Key Logger & wire shark etc...,. He demonstrated how to hack the sites. He emphasized on the importance of ‘discovering one’s passion & to live by that passion’, as innovation emerges from passion. Since hackers are the highly paid professionals in the IT industry, it has wide scope. So he insisted students to update the current trends of the IT industry by reading articles from various magazines and journals. He suggested not taking things or knowledge as it is, but always try to question it because questioning helps us to get deeper understanding about it. The workshop was very interesting and he assured help at any time in learning any areas of validation technique, software testing & hacking.
Spoken Tutorial Workshop on Free and Open Source Software’s
The Department of MCA in association with IIT, Mumbai, organized an informational tutorial on Java Programming, for the students of III Semester MCA, on 21st August, 2013. The session comprised of basic hands on tutorial on Java Programming with the prime intention to establish a strong foundation of the programming concepts and a positive approach to deal with the complex algorithms in Core JAVA.
The participating students were provided with technical supports like computers, headsets and other required equipment’s to listen to the high quality tutorial videos. The videos were well explained, and the students had an on-site experience with continuous guidance from the faculty members of the department.
Skill Development and Team Building
In order to enhance knowledge in various technical domains in IT, six technical communities were formed, viz Networking, System Administration, Security, Enterprise solutions, Mobile Computing and Embedded Systems.
The students were grouped according to their interest in various technical communities.
Visit to Infosys Campus on 21.01.2012 – Technical Seminar was delivered by Infosys professionals. 58 students and 2 faculty members attended.
Programmes to develop interpersonal skills
Various programmes and fests were conducted last year to improve interpersonal, team building, soft skills and technical skills.