Technical Talk / Guest Lecture
- Report on Cyber Security 2019
- Report on Talk on Internet of Things and Big Data Analysis 2018
- Report on seminar held for Higher studies 2018
- Report on Guest Talk by Nayan Dharamshi 2018
- Report on Tech Talk 2019
- Report on Cyber Security 2019
- Report on Foobar 3.0 Valedictory Ceremony 2018
- Report on International Yoga Day 2018
- Report on Future Next 2030, 2018
- Report on Foobar 3.0 Inauguration Ceremony 2018
- Report on Alumni Interaction 04 Dec 2018
- Report on Alumni Interaction 01 Dec 2018
- Guest Talk by AVN Krishna 2018
- Technical talk on Rupam Ketna, 2017
- Report on the Understanding the path to Career and Entrepreneurship 2017
- Report on the interaction with Mr. Sreenivas Ramanujam 2017
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Faculty of Engineering (CUFE) invited Mr. Sreenivasa Ramanujan, Academic Relationship Manager, Tata Consultancy Services, Bengaluru for an interaction session. It was coordinated by Mr. Vinay Kumar Benedict (Project manager, TCS) and placement cell of CUFE. He came over to the campus on 17th January 2017 and held discussions with Curriculum Development Council (CDC), Board of Studies (BoS) and students of the department.
A campus tour was organized for the guest. Prof. Glady Jacob accompanied the guest during campus tour. The guest visited academic blocks, laboratories, Centre for Digital Innovation (CDI), guest house and library in the campus from 10:00 am to 10:45 am. Separate interactions with Dr Balachandran K HOD, CSE and other CDC, BOS team members from 10:45am to 11:45 am were arranged at Panel Room in the 1st block. Following points were discussed during these meetings:
1. Industry orientation of curriculum and practice of teaching learning methodology to bridge the gap between industry and academia.
2. To bridge the gap between NBA (National Board of Accreditation) specific model and existing model.
3. ‘Industry based training the trainer’ model implementation to increase the productivity of institute.
4. Introduction of specialized M.Tech Programme catering to the customized needs of the industry
5. Gap analysis and formulate strategies to stabilize the M.Tech intake irrespective of market condition.
6. Opportunities available through Research Scholar Programme and to plan for the same through TRDC (Tata Research Development and Design Center), Pune.
7. Importance of industry based project and internship.
8. To create avenues for giving industry projects / part of industry projects to students for solving within the campus.
9. To create avenues to train few faculty members on the cutting edge technology and they in turn train the students.
10. Training students on the European languages and creating new opportunities for them.
11. Importance of joint teaching in the areas like software engineering, design patterns, cryptography and network security with industry experts.
12. Problem based learning to motivate students to learn the concepts.
13. Experts from industry may come to campus to conduct few classes of some specific courses.
14. Dual degree programme following the guidelines of UGC may be considered for further discussions.
There was a student interaction session from 11:45 am to 1:30 pm. Audience were from 2nd, 6th semester B Tech CSE , 2nd semester M Tech students and faculty Members of CSE department. Mr. Sreenivasa Ramanujan discussed the following points:
1. Expectations of company from the candidates during placement.
2. Importance and necessity of soft skills in students.
3. Important guidelines for technical round in interview process.
4. How to impress interview panel members.
5. Current Software engineering practices in IT industry.
6. TCS Accreditation for placement.
Faculty Members Present
Dr. K. Balachandran
Dr. Addepalli Krishna
Prof. Glady Jacob
Mr. Sreenivas Ramanujam, Mr. Vijay Kumar Benedict, Prof. Glady Jacob visiting Library, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Kengeri Campus
Visit to Automobile block, Kengeri Campus
Interaction with Dr.Balachandran.K. , CDC, BOS team
Mr.Sreenivasa Ramanujan interacting with Students and Faculties, Dept. of CSE
- Pre placement Talk by TCS
The preplacement talk conducted by TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) was held on Friday, July 15th, 2016 at faculty of engineering, CHRIST (Deemed to be University). Students from all the branches were present. A group of four people represented TCS, Mr.Benjin, Mr. Strafford Fernandes, and Mr.Santosh from the talent acquisition campus recruitment team, and Mr. Vijay Kumar Benedict, the program director.
Speaking on the occasion Mr.Benjin introduced CodeVita ,a programming competition hosted by TCS. He enlightened us on the various opportunities that come along with the competition. TCS,CodeVita is a major event for TCS where participants come from all over the globe. For the participants from the Indian region,TCS is offering around 3000 job opportunities. CodeVita is a platform for the coders out there to showcase their passion for coding. Mr.Benjin requested that each one of us register for this contest as it is a wonderful journey that one must experience. He then gave us an insight on TCS. Being the leading IT industry in India, TCS has a total of 3,35,620 employees, of which 31% are women. It operates in 46 different countries, and is placed among the ‘Big 4’ most valuable IT services worldwide. He also stated clearly the qualities TCS looks for when recruiting a fresher. These include having the right attitude, and a willingness to learn.
Mr. Vijay Kumar Benedict informed us about the scope for the different fields of engineering in TCS, thereby making the placement process open for all branches. Also, there was an interactive session during which Mr.Strafford, and Mr.Benjin cleared all our queries. During this they mentioned about the two year bond that every newly recruited employee needs to sign. They also told us about how TCS provides a concrete platform for its employees to grow. This includes chances to pursue higher education with partial scholarship from the company based on the past performance of the employee. Offsite projects in different countries such as USA, UK, Ireland, etc are also offered to the employees.
The talk was enlightening, and very helpful as itgave us an overview of the company, and its way of functioning. Being final year students, and placements being just around the corner, this talk has made us understand the key areas that we need to focus on while preparing for the same.
- Report on Technical Talk on Game Development with Unity 3D
- Expert Talk on Top 8 Emerging Security Challenges
A Expert talk on "Top 8 Emerging Cyber Security Challenges" was organised on 20th July 2016 at Block 2, room number 203 CUFE, as part of ASCII Club of CSE dept and CSI Student Branch Chapter . The speaker Dr.Srinivas(Srini) Sampalli, Professor and 3M National Teaching Fellow in the Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University, Canada had delivered talk which saw 90 participants from 7th sem (CSE/IT) and 3rd sem M.Tech CSE/IT.
The session was started by Dr. K Balachandran, Head of Department of Computer Science by introducing Speaker and the topics which were going to be discussed by the speaker .
Dr. Srinivas started session by introducing himself as well as his areas of research work which are classified as below:
• Emerging wireless technologies and mobile cloud computing.
• Security and privacy in wireless networks.
• Smartphone and near field communication (NFC) apps for healthcare and the social media.
Later Dr. Srinivas continued the session by giving an overview of University Of Dalhousie., and the topics that he would discuss which was mainly focused on the following topics:
• Cyber threats
• Cyber attack
• Traditional defence mechanism
• Top Eight Picks
• Lessons for the future
The session was covered with following brief aspects
1. Network security in general, and cyber-security in particular, stands out as a critical issue in the design, deployment and management of today's Internet and cyber infrastructures. The objective of the talk was to provide a comprehensive coverage of security, including intrusion methods used by hackers, security goals, design mechanisms and top eight Cyber Security Challenges.
2. New threats faced in network security are ransomware, cyber-exploitation, phlashing, botnets etc and the various tools used for this purpose like Nmap, Kismet, Nestumber etc.
3. Brief overview regarding Traditional defence mechanism like Firewalls, Cryptography helps to protect your network and transaction.
4. The top eight Cyber Security Challenges faced today are:
1. Human factor
2. The Internet of Things
3. Critical Infrastructure
4. Denial Of Service
5. Healthcare and wearable devices
7. Mobile Technologies
8. Cloud Computing
5. The latest technologies like cloud computing, E-Commerce, Internet banking etc which indeed needs high level of security.Since,these technologies hold important information regarding a person.
The session delivered by the speaker was learning , interactive and motivated students to pursue final semester project in the areas of security, IoT. Later all the queries put up by students were answered to their full satisfaction, indeed it witnessed an enthusiastic response and participation from the crowd.
The session came to an end with distributing certificates to the students who had done their internship under CDI(Centre for Digital Innovation) and a valedictory speech by Dr.Balachadran Head of Computer Science and Engineering Department. The speaker expressed happiness of conducting the workshop during the day.
- Interaction with ASCII 2016
Venue: Seminar Hall, 2nd Block
Audience: Mtech 1st Semester
An interaction session with System Consultant Information India(P) Ltd. was organized by department of Computer Science, faculty of Engineering, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) at Kengeri campus on 15/07/2016. SCII is a subsidiary company of KSC Japan.
The session started with a preface about SCII and its clients by Mr. Alexander C. Varkey, CEO, SCII(P) Ltd. The invited clients of SCII were from Bridgestone,Konica Minolta and Sumitomo Forestry. A brief introduction was made by the clients about their company. Presentations on how the Japanese people learn and work were show using the personal experiences of the clients. The students of Japan do part time jobs, which they think the purpose of work is to enjoy the school life. Japanese stress more on Quality over Quantity. They became stricter with quality from 1980’s. They believe higher the cost of a product, the higher the quality. Japanese products are expensive, but of high quality. And that reflects SCII vision “To continuously thrive to achieve customer satisfaction and deliver highest quality products and services to our clients, by following a strong customer oriented approach”. They give ranks to product depending upon the quality. Few comparisons were explained regarding the quality approaches of Japan and other countries. Though india lacks in quality but the India,s GDP keeps on increasing, whereas Japans GDP decreases, because of the less workforce, since Japan’s population has more number of aged people. As a result, in japan they are many job opportunities for talented people.
- Report of Alumni Interaction 2016
Date: 27th August 2016
Venue: Seminar hall. 3rd floor,2nd block
Ascii association conducted an alumni interaction on 27th august 2016 at the seminar hall, 3rd floor, 2nd block, Christ university, kengeri campus. Two of our erstwhile M.Tech students Nirmal Rayan working at medi assist and Chaitanya Krishna working at epicor software came down to the college to talk with our students. Audience consisted of M.Tech and third semester students of CSE and IT branch.
The event started with a silent prayer and soon Mr. Nirmal Rayan took over the proceedings with a presentation on how the industry works. He spoke on healthcare needs of the corporate sector and how medi assist(a health insurance facilitator) is helping reduce the cost per claim. He introduced the term TPA(third party administrator) which is nothing but an organization that processes insurance claims or certain aspects of employee benefit plans for a separate entity. He mentioned how medi assist is helping hospitals in paperless authorization/initiation of treatment in case of emergencies. He said most of the claims in the corporate sector are maternity related. Many of the companies are investing in reducing their employees health insurance costs by generating awareness of chronic illnesses and measures to prevent them.
He presented as assorted list of technologies such as java, python, hadoop etc that the students are expected to master in case they want to join such an industry.
Later, Mr. Chaitanya Krishna fielded questions from the audience who were basically interested in knowing whether they need to do any additional courses after graduation to become industry ready.
Chaitanya told the students about the importance of creating linkedin profiles and said the most preferred way of getting placed was through a reference. He also stressed that software testing is a much higher complexity job where you are not only expected to be a developer but have skills in writing test cases and automating the process too. He mentioned a scenario where there are a thousand test cases that need a report, which should not take long time to generate. He said he works on testing frameworks. Students asked if knowledge of machine learning algorithms and AI are necessary in software development.
On behalf of the university, management and faculty Dr Ganesh Kumar felicitated the two speakers and handed over a memento to them. Many students interacted with the speakers one-on-one after the talk was over. Feedback from the alumni was taken and the audience dispersed later.
- Report on Technical Talk Lets Know and Do Tech by SumitKohli (Zenrays Technology) 2016 - 17
ZenraysTechology provides training to corporates and fresher’s to bridge the demand and supply gap. That is they work on training people in technologies that are most relevant and used in the industry.
So also gave us a brief on where the industry is heading. The industry is moving towardsAgile Development, SPA (Single Page Application), Open Source CMS ,Test Driven Development Automation, IOT, Robotics etc.
The next segment was about giving us a reality check about what will happen if we don’t adapt.
• Mostly developers lose their jobs and shifting technologies.
• IT sector is going to lose 6.4 lakh “low skilled” jobs to automation by 2021.
• Front end and web applications development will be the new trend.
• Hybrid application development is the future and native apps will be the new trend.
After a glimpse through the new trends he gave us suggestions on the technologies we could learn that would benefit us. They are
• Advanced Java with spring and hibernate framework
• Python and Django etc.
In conclusion he told us about the workshop they are planning to conduct to give us an insight on how they train and work. They also said they would like the ones who share the same passion as them to join their team and intern with them.
- Cyber Security Poster Presentation
Dept. of CSE, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Faculty of Engg. conducted a poster presentation on ‘Cyber Security Awareness’ on 13-Feb-2016 in II Block Foyer Kengeri Campus. Posters were prepared and presented according to the groups by the BTech final year students of CSE, ECE, EEE and Civil. Two panels were formed to for the assessment.
Panel 1: Mr. Vinay Jha Pillai (ECE) and Mr. Sarath Chandra K. (Civil)
Panel 2: Mr. Pradeep Kumar K (CSE) and Mr. Haneesh K M. (EEE)
The four points (each 5 marks) on which the grading was done are as follows.
a. Poster Preparation
b. Poster Presentation
c. Technical Content
d. Question and Answers
This was done as a part of internal assessment for the course Cyber Security. It received a very god response from the audience and faculty members. As the posters were made available in the foyer all the students could able to go through them and gained knowledge on the awareness of cyber-attacks, cybercrimes and other related aspects of cyber security.
- Guest Talk on Graduation Studies in USA and Research in System Security
On 09-Feb-16, dept. of CSE CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Faculty of Engg conducted a guest talk tilted ‘‘Graduate Studies in USA and Research in System Security’’ in Seminar Hall, II Block, III Floor, Kengeri Campus. The speaker for the guest talk was Mr. Aravind Prakash, Assistant Professor, Binghamton University, New York, USA. The 8th semester, 6th semester BTech students and 2nd semester MTech students were part of the session along with faculty members from the CSE dept.
Mr. Prakash talked about system security aspects and the research project that he is currently working. The second part of the session was on the admission criterion related to Binghamton University for the post graduate program and PhD programs. At the end of the talk there was a question answer session where the students had the opportunity to know some more information on the same.
- Technical Talk on Big Data and Data Analysis
The Dept of Computer Science & Engineering organized a technical talk titled‘Big Data & Data Analytics’ on 8th February, 2016 in Auditorium, I Block, Kengeri Campus. The guest speaker was Mr. NicoDecourt, Senior Lecturer, Staffordshire University UK. All the BTech and MTech students of CSE were part of the session.
Mr. Decourt commenced by providing a brief introduction on big data and its evolution. The main focus was on the various aspects of big data as well as the challenges that organizations face due to the production of voluminous data on regular basis.Mr. Decourt also talked about Apache Hadoop, an open source software framework for storing big data and the various parts of it including Apache Hbase, a non-relational distributed database. Real Time Analytical Processing (RTAP)was also a major topic with an emphasis on the increasing demand from organizations to discover data interactively for real-time insights.
Apart from Big Data Analytics, Mr. Decourt also spoke on the various job opportunities in the field of Big Data. Mr. Decourt was also kind enough to share with the students some insightful information in pursuing higher studies at Staffordshire University United Kingdom.
- Guest Talk on Patents to Boost Innovation
Dept. of CSE, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Faculty of Engg organized a guest talk tilted ‘Patents to Boost Innovation’ on 16-Feb-16 in the Auditorium, I Block, Kengeri Campus. The invitee speaker was Ms. Bindu Sharmafounder and CEO of Origiin IP Solutions LLP, Bangalore. The students of 4th semester and 6th semester CSE attended the talk from 12:00 to 1:00PM.
Ms. Bindu talked and explained about various opportunities and challenges in Intellectual Properties and patents related to Indian perspective and other countries. She also gave valuable information about patent search, filing patents and associated case studies. At the terminal of the talk, there was a questionnaire session where in students could able to get clarifications on some ambiguities over patents and research.
- The Expectations of the corporate world from Engineering Students
Department of CSE in association with Career Guidance Cell Faculty of Engineering arranged a guest talk by Ms. Asha Nair on 28-08-2015 at #203, II Block, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Kengeri Campus. Students from 7BTCS, 7BTIT, 3MTCS and 3MTIT along with dept. HOD and faculty members attended the talk.
Ms. Asha Nair have close to 12 years of experience in Human Resources functions andcurrently heading site HR responsibility for Iron MountainBangalore for past 5 years. She is exposed to all gamut’s of HR functions, end to end Talent Acquisition, Talent Engagement, HR strategy, Business partnering, Learning and Organization Development, Employee Relations, Performance management, HR policies, Legal compliance, Benefits and Compensation.
Ms. Nair gave an interactive session to the students on career development in the corporate sector. She elucidated her own experience in managing the fresh batch of employees on their induction and performance mainly in the first year of their employment. Ms. Nair also conducted an experimental activity based learning in her session. Students had a good number of takeaways and insights of the talk.
- Guest talk on Digital India
The Technical Talk on “Digital India” was organised by department of CSE on 24th August 2015 at Third Block Auditorium, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Faculty of Engineering, Kengeri Campus. Second year and third year BTech and first year MTech students of CSE along with faculty members were part of the talk. It was an interesting, informative and interactive session conducted by Dr. V. Siva Rama Krishnaiah, Professor of E-Governance at the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA).The session started with welcome address by Dr. Balachandran K the HOD CSE. Speaker started the presentation by explaining about the objective of the presentation on Digital India. It was mentioned that the objective is to create awareness, to understand the technologies and use innovative ideas which can play important role in digital evolution.
Following were some of the topics covered in the session.
• Good governance
• Vision of Digital India
• Focus of Digital India
• Nine pillars of Digital India
• Challenges in implementing
• What is successful project
• High failure rates in IT projects
• Definition of Project
• Characteristics of a IT project
• Project Management Process
The talk was very informative and helped the students to understand the applications of technology and ideas in real time and how digital India plays a major role in one’s life.
Dr. Balachandran presented a memento for the guest as a token of respect and appreciation. The talk concluded with an intense question-answer session, in which many of the students received a chance to interact with guest speaker. This conscience was of immense help to the students. Indeed, this talk was yet another successful and evocative event conducted by dept. of CSE.
- Guest Talk on Python Programming
Dept. of CSE conducted a guest talk on Python programming on 23rd June 2015 at #203, ground floor, II block, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Kengeri campus. The 7BTCS and 1MTCS students around 80 in number along with dept. faculty members were part of the event. The talk was delivered by Prof. Kodhanpur, a versatile genius of his age with vast experience in the field of computer science and programming.
The main intension in organizing this event is to provide an insight on programing utilities to the final year students on academic projects that they carry out in their last semester. Prof. Kodhanpur focused on providing awareness on Python programing environment with its unique features. He took some practical examples on software code to elucidate the effectiveness of Python over Java and C, also explained differences among them. The event was more interactive and concluded with a question answer session. It was good learning experience for students wherein they had a fruitful takeaways from the session.
- Guest talk on Computer Networks and IoE
A Guest talk titled ‘Computer Networks and IOE’ was successfully organized by dept. of CSE on the 20th of June 2015 at # 203, II block, ground floor, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Faculty of Engineering, Kengeri Campus,between 11AM and 1PM. The 5BTCS students of both the sections along with dept. faculty members were part of the event.The speakers for the session were Yashwantha N N, Project Manager, HP Enterprise and Kunal Deshpande, Section Manager, HP Enterprise, Bengaluru.
The talk was on various topics like IoE, IoT, network layers, network elements (routers, switches) etc. It was very informative to students which described the currently used network technologies and protocols in the industry.It was also a learning and interactive session for the students where all the queries put up by themwere answered to their full satisfaction; indeed it witnessed an enthusiastic response and participation from the crowd.
- Report on Tech Talk Microsoft Edu-kinect
The Technical Talk was organised by department of CSE on 18th of June 2015 at the first Block Auditorium,CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Faculty of Engineering, Kengeri Campus. All semesters BTech and MTech students of CSE along with faculty members were part of the talk. It was an interesting, informative and interactive session conducted by Mr. Rohit Yadhati, Sales & Marketing Manager of Microsoft Technologies partner Edu-kinect.The session started with a questionnaire to the crowd on education and career perspectives. Speaker started explaining about the transformation of user needs in to a software solution by using latest technology in order to live life better.
He also gave a brief information onDreamSpark – an open source software, its contents, opportunities and about www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com with the prospectsMicrosoft provides to empower lives. Then he talked about the annual competition held by Microsoftthe Imagine Cup, where almost 32 countries come together to participate and exhibit their innovation. Mr. Rohit was very keen in drawing the attention from students elucidating the wonders that apps can do to solve many day to day problems. He gave an open invitation to students on a one week workshop ‘Yappon’ which constitutes hands on programming with certification.
Prof. Balachandran Head of the Department CSE presented a memento for the guest as a token of respect and appreciation. The talk concluded with an intense question-answer session, in which many of the students received a chance to interact with guest speaker. This conscience was of immense help to the students.Indeed, this talk was yet another successful and evocative event conducted by dept. of CSE.