Other Activities

Hackerverse (Hackathon)
Date: 03/02/2020 & 04/02/2020
Number of beneficiaries: 41 | In-house: 25 | External: 16
List of Resource Persons with details:
1. Mr. Sridhar Chitraju, Program Director – Hybrid Cloud CoE – Global Technology Services Labs (GTS Labs) IBM India, Bangalore.
2. Mr. Mritunjay Vishwakarma, Community Leader – Developer Ecosystem, IBM Bengaluru
3. Ms. Neha Sobti, Performance Marketing Lead – Developer Marketing, India Software Labs, IBM India.
Hackathon is a design sprint-like event; a popular event among IT aficionado, in which computer programmers and others involved in IT solution development, including graphic designers, interface designers, domain experts, and others collaborate intensively to solve complex real-world problems.

Session I: IBM Hackathon Procedures, Mr. Mritunjay Vishwakarma
HACKERVERSE started with a short introduction about Hackathon and Mr. Mritunjay vishwakarma had proceed with the Agenda for the Hackerverse. Resource person also spoke on the CALL FOR CODE event hosted by IBM and encouraged everyone to be a part of it. Furthermore, resource person also introduces the Tech-Enablers from IBM who would be helping the students for the two-day Hackerverse. Session II: Design Thinking, Mr. Mritunjay Vishwakarma

Resource Person gave a brief presentation on “Design Thinking” and highlighting the tagline; “Human centered outcomes at speed and scale”. Resource person also explained on the various principles involved in designing and stressed on making the customer as the focus in designing or development. After the presentation, resource person revealed the themes for the hackathon- Climate Change, Potable Water and Sanitation, Rural and Agricultural development. The students were then dispersed to Computer Labs and given time for Ideation. IBM Tech-Enablers helped the students with their ideas and guided them on working with different IBM cloud services. Next day session continued with the project and deployment discussion by various teams held in various clusters. The team from IBM was interacting with the students and suggesting them the right technology and tools that could be possibly made use and to implement it in the project. The IBM Team gave guidance and suggestions to students by providing their ideas and views on how to deploy on IBM Watson Studio and its related cloud services. The IBM team was always available to mentor the students and helps them to build a prototype. The students were simultaneously working on their presentations and preparation of demo. The students were allotted with time span from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm to prepare and finish with their prototype as well as their presentation document.

Session III: Evaluation Round, IBM Team
The entire evaluation took place in two different classes. All the competent teams with innovative ideas of their own presented before the judges with project prototype and demo prepared by them and judges were evaluating the students based on their ideas and innovation.

The valedictory function started by 6:00 pm with an invocation song followed by Rev. Fr. Emmanuel P.J. Director, Kristu Jayanti College of Law who addressed the gathering and appreciated the entire IBM team and the students for their enthusiastic participation. He was pleased and amazed with Mr. Mritunjay and his team for their magnificent and energetic involvement put in order to conduct of the entire event. He appreciated the entire team cheerfully.

Mr. Sridhar Chitraju (Program Director – Hybrid Cloud CoE – Global Technology Services Labs (GTS Labs), IBM India) was Chief guest for the function and Ms. Neha Sobti (Performance Marketing Lead – Developer Marketing, India Software Labs, IBM india) was the Guest of Honor for the function. Mr. Mritunjay Vishwakarma (Community Leader, IBM) came forward to appreciate the students and motivated them take their innovation and ideas ahead and try implementing on various technologies available. The IBM team was honoured by our college department and in turn felicitated them with a memento for their meritorious conduct and co- operation. Subsequently, the winners were announced by Mr. Mritunjay and the team members were awarded with prizes. The vote of thanks session was proposed by Mr. Ashish and finally the function was concluded with the College anthem.

Research Aptitude
Date: 10th December 2019
Number of beneficiaries: IV BCA and IV BSc Students -23
Name and details of the Resource Person:
• Dr. Jasmine Beulah, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Kristu Jayanti College
• Dr. Vinothina V, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Kristu Jayanti College

• To foster research interest in undergraduate students
• To create a network of students to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary research.
• To motivate the students to take part in various conferences, symposium, workshops.
• To enhance their innovative ideas, relevant to the need of the society.
• To take active participation in smart hackathons.

Dr. Jasmine began the session with the introduction on Research and the necessity to be innovative in doing research. She focused on the specific procedures or techniques used to identify, select, process, and analyze information about a topic. She explained the specific qualities of the researcher and the research paper.

Dr. Vinothina continued explaining the different areas of research interest and explained the various stages of research. She also focused on the format of the research paper. Both the resource persons emphasized on the students to write research papers.

Data Analytics in Aeronautical R & D Applications
Title: Data Analytics in Aeronautical R & D Applications
Date: 16th November 2019
Name and details of the Resource Person: Shri. Sufal Chandra Swar, Scientist ’E’ , Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Defence Research & Development Organization, Bangalore

The speaker began the session with the introduction of unmanned Aerial vehicle and its importance by comparing its components and risks associated with manned Aircraft system. Various phases involved in developing and launching aerial vehicle were well explained by the speaker. Few statistical concepts and computational techniques were also discussed in the session. He also shedded some light on Autonomous mission control and the focus of current research areas such as UAV control, Distributed control, group tactical goals, group coordination in UAV autonomy control vehicle. Then, the speaker given research direction to the audience by suggesting them to generate algorithms for onboard decision making and onboard situational awareness which will helps the aerial vehicle to move further if there is any obstacles in its way. More specifically, the areas such as cooperative obstacle avoidance, cooperative landing maneuvers and cooperative source localization were recommended by the speaker for collaborative research with defence organization. He also suggested few websites related to research proposal submission. He concluded the presentation by addressing the problems associated with Artificial Potential fields. Finally the session ended with questions and answers. Patiently, the speaker clarified the question raised by the audience. The session, in a whole, was well informative and interactive.

Computer Science Student Research Forum
Significance Of Research
Date: 13.09.19
Classes Attended & Number of beneficiaries: III SEM BCA All Sections - 240 students
Name and details of the Resource Person: Mr. Praveen Louis, COO & Founder at WarpDrive Tech Works, Bengaluru
Venue: Main Audi

The Department of Computer Science (UG) inaugurated Computer Science Student Research Forum followed by lecture on “Significance of Research” on September 13, 2019 in Mini Auditorium II. The session was inaugurated by Mr. PRAVEEN LOUIS, COO & Founder at WarpDrive Tech Works, Bengaluru. Speaker talked about the value of the term trends with respect to research. He also shedded some light on the importance of augmented and predictive analysis in research. He said, “Research fosters critical thinking and analytical skills, defines academic, career and personal interests, expand knowledge and understanding of a chosen field outside of the classroom”. Through this session, speaker conveyed his grievances on knowledge level of students by sharing his experience in interviewing the students for job. Finally, he encouraged the students to think practically where they can apply the learning’s. The session, in a whole, was well informative and interactive.

Introduction to mobile app development
Date: 19th & 20th November 2018
Number of beneficiaries:In-house: 15 External: 9

List of Resource Persons with details: Ms. Fareha Hareem, Senior Technical Trainer, ICT Academy.

The objective of FDP is focused program aimed at helping learners create applications using Google's Android open-source platform. The course explains what Android is and how it compares too other mobile environments, the setup of the android based development tools, the Android SDK, all essential features, as well as the advanced capabilities.

Resource Person:
The resource person explained the differences between android and other mobile development environments, understand how Android applications work, their life cycle,manifest, Intents, and using external resources, Design and develop useful android applications with compelling user interfaces by using, extending, and creating your own layouts and Views and using Menus The session was indeed a motivation for the faculty members to use the software.

By learning practically they can contribute applications to the Android community, making it more possible for the world to experience their innovative ideas.

The session was informative and valuable. The trainer was well prepared and responded to questions in an informative and appropriate manner.

Tech Talk
The department of Computer Science, Kristu Jayanti College organized a technical talk on June 2, 2016 for the first year BCA and BSC students.

Mr. Kurian George and Mr. Jobith Basheer addressed the students and discussed the expectations which the students have set in their college life. The interaction started by posting question to the audience. The interaction enabled the students to perceive things in life in a different perspective.’

Alumni Interaction
A session on “Thoughts from my final year” was organized in the premises of Kristu Jayanti College on June 27, 2015. The students of V semester BCA and B.Sc. were addressed by Mr. Allan Paulson, Alumni, Kristu Jayanti College.

Mr. Paulson engaged the students asking about their future plans, after their final year, explained "Why the college life is expensive?" He also spoke about the importance of language (English) in their career and finally gave information on how to take up TOEFL and GRE.

A Seminar on Mathematical Foundations in Computer Science
A Seminar on Mathematical Foundations in Computer Science was organized by the Department of Computer Science, Kristu Jayanti College on December 5, 2015.

The seminar was organized to remove many apprehensions in regard to studying Mathematics in BCA. The resource persons for the day were Ms. Diana Susan Mary Ann D’Roza and Mr.Kurian, who even demonstrated how exactly maths work in computer science. The students of II BCA A,B,C Sections and II B.Sc. Actively participated in the seminar.

The Seminar threw light on several areas in Mathematics like Matrices,Vectors, Analytical Geometry and Calculus and its applications. Several other applications include computer security, Computation of Google page rank makes use of certain concepts of vectors, the online map services etc.

Credit Course: Basics of Data Science
A Credit course on “The basics of Data Science” was conducted for 60 students of III Semester BCA and BSc (CSMS/CSME) students. Students understand the basic algorithms of data science and their applications. The objective of the course is to provide students a platform to learn and update their knowledge in the data science domain.

ACM-W Student Chapter
ACM-W Student chapter, Department of Computer Science (UG), organized a one day workshop on Photoshop, “PIXEL-Digitally Creative” on 22 November 2017. The Event was inaugurated by Fr.Lijo P Thomas, Financial administrator and HOD, Department of Computer Science (UG) along with Prof. Sevuga Pandian, Staff Coordinator and Dr.Ranjitha M, Faculty Sponsor, ACM-W Student Chapter.

Technical Community: VMWARE
VMware has organized “VMware - Open Badge Day”, where by Faculty/students from our college can take up assessments on various technology fundamentals and earn the newly announced “VMware Digital Badges”.

About VMware Open Badges:
VMware credentials are recognized, respected and valued globally. The new VMware Open Badge program is an opportunity for students to easily and quickly share verified proof of their achievements.

Open Badge Benefits:
• Combine their credentials to form a complete overview of their skills
• Display their accomplishment in their e-mail signature
• Display their qualifications on social and professional networking sites
• Provide employers with easy, valid verification of their credentials

Students can take up assessments for the following FREE courses (available on self-study via free eLearning) on a designated date and time at the college. The courses for the VMware Digital Badge are as follows:
• Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals [V6]
• VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals
• VMware Cloud Fundamentals

Following are the details of students list for the course assessment:
1. March 1st 2017 - Data Center Virtualization Assessment - Total No of Registration - 73
2. March 3rd 2017 - VMware Network Virtualization - Total No of Registration - 131
3. March 7th 2017 - VMware Cloud Fundamentals - Total No of Registration – 212

Seminar on Cloud Computing
The department of computer science at Kristu Jayanti College conducted a seminar on Cloud Computing on August 30, 2014 for V semester BCA and BSC (CSMS/CSME) students. Mr. Sriram Sharma, Senior cloud architect, Hewlett Packard, Mr. Navine, Cloud Architect, IBM and Mr. Bhaskar, Cloud Architect, IBM were the chief guest for the occasion.

Mr. Sriram Sharma opened the session with the introduction of cloud computing. He also discussed the dairy industry in India going from individual to centralized and thereby moving from the troublesome to on demand in the modern trend. Mr. Bhaskar explained the various job opportunities and the work culture in various Industries. Mr. Navine later gave a live server demonstration using VM Sphere and VM workstation.

The students were given a heads up as to what to expect in the job market and how to prepare for the Modern Technologies in the Markets and the Industries. The seminar was concluded with an interactive session.

Report on: EMC2 Academic Alliance Programme
The department of Computer Science (UG) organized ‘Conexus’ – an academic alliance program – in collaboration with EMC2 to develop the workforce of tomorrow. The objective of the program is to think ahead and anticipate what skills will be needed in the future.. In the Academic Alliance program, EMC2-developed courseware was used to prepare the next generation of IT professionals for careers in information storage management. The program aims to ensure the industry has a strong pipeline of graduates to meet its future needs. Conexus is a certificate program conducted during the even and odd semester of academic year 2014-15.

The course describes the challenges found in today’s complex information management environment and the storage technology solutions (such as DAS, NAS, SAN and Virtualization technologies). Various Business Continuity solutions: Backup and Replication is explained. The common storage management roles and responsibilities are also elaborated. The processes and technologies for identifying, analyzing, and mitigating security risks in storage infrastructure are explained. At the end of the course, students will take up an online examination at the end of the course and be certified by EMC2

Video learning session
A video learning session was conducted by the Department of Computer Science for the third semester BCA students on June 23, 2012, making this the first programme organized during the academic year 2012 - 2013.

A couple of videos on two of the main core streams in the syllabus of third semester BCA, i.e. Data Structures and Operating Systems, were showcased during the occasion. The logic of the searching technique – binary search and queuing mechanism were explained in a meticulous way in the video.

The Coordinator of the Computer Science Department, Prof. Jeo Joy A, was also present and available for clarification of doubts by students. Mr. Aswin Herbert Satish, faculty-in-charge of guest lectures and workshops and Mr. Rajesh were also present during the screening.

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