Computer Science Association: Exploring New Dimensions
REJOICE - ALUMNI MEET 2019 - A reunion of 2002 - 2010 Batch on 13th April 2019
ENDURANS 2019 - An intercollegiate IT fest on 15th and 16th February 2019
Counselling Class for First year and Second year UG & PG Students on 23/11/2018
Cyber Security Awareness Programme and Workshop on 28/09/2018
As part of the social responsibility measure the CSA conducted a survey in the local community of Poothotta with an aim of understanding the knowledge and usage of latest technologies such as smartphone and internet among them. The survey was conducted by the students of CSA on 27/07/2018. After survey we understood that 70% of the people are ignorant of the usage of modern facilities, whereas the teenagers are spending huge amount of time on smartphones.
Thus, the survey was expanded to the teenage students of nearby Schools. From the result we understood that they spend more time on smartphones and are using social media applications to a great extent. This insight fuelled CSA to organize a workshop that helps to familiarize the possibilities of internet and an awareness class on cyber security for both students and the public.
CSA conducted the programme on 28th September 2018. Student members of CSA organized the workshop where the demonstration for familiarization of various smartphone related aspects such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Google Pay, Swiggy, Paytm, Uber etc were arranged in different stalls.
The workshop programme was followed by the awareness class on cyber security. Mr. Dhara A.M. (Sub Inspector, Cyber Cell, Kochi City) who delivered a talk on the various types of fraudulent activities presently happening in the cyber world and it’s preventive measures.
Placement Orientation Training Programme on 10/08/2018
CSA conducted a Placement orientation training program on 10/08/2018 for our Final year BCA and BSc Computer Science students to improve their skills in personality development and communication.
The class was conducted by Ms.Besi Paul (Research Scholar (PhD) in INC and founder of Nosce Enrichment & Support Team and Mr Eldhose P Jacob (software Engineer Micro web Technologies and a Soft Skill Trainer Certified Counselor at Indian Education and Development Council ICEDC)
PRADYOT 2018 -Computer Science Seminar day(30th July 2018)
Computer Science Association (C.S.A.) has organized a seminar series on 30th July 2018, as part of PRADYOT 2018– the seminar week conducted by the college.
Chief Guest of the day, Dr.Bindu V.R. (Dean, Faculty of technology and applied science, M.G. University) illustrated the application areas of fuzzy logic, during her talk on “Soft Computing and Fuzzy Logic”. She has shown how Internet of Things (IoT) makes use of the un-sharp boundaries of soft computing to build up intelligent systems.
Mrs.Asha Roopa T.R. (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science) delivered a talk on “Green Computing”. The seminar detailed about the best practices to be exercised to have a green computing environment at home and office.
Mr.Johney John (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science) delivered a talk on “Palm print Authentication Technology”. The talk described how palm print authentication technology benefits from the inherent features of our palm.
Ms.Athira C. Ram (Final year student of B.C.A.) who is one among the student members of the association gave a talk on “Humanized Big-Data” and Mr.Asish Kumar Parida(Final year student of B.Sc. Computer Science) discussed about various real life application areas of cloud computing such as e-mails, google-drive etc., during his seminar presentation on the topic ”Cloud Computing”.
Annual day celebration (10th Jan 2k18)
C.S.A Annual day celebration was conducted on 10th January 2018. The Principal of the college Dr. B. Padmanabha Pillai inaugurated the function. C.S.A honored the toppers of 2014-2017 batch during the ceremony. The winners of various events organized by C.S.A were given prize during the ceremony. The celebration ended with various cultural programs.
The Department of Computer Science has been one of the integral parts of Swamy Saswathikananda College, from its childhood. Looking past to the history, the computer science department has grown up to a level at which it is now offering Masters in Computer Science to its post-graduation scholars. Analyzing the track-records, graduates from the department includes IT professionals, teachers, professors, banking professionals, government employees, and even well-renowned artists. The Computer Science Association (CSA) has played a key role in mentoring such personalities by many extra-curricular activities. IT festivals, quiz competitions, poster creation, technical talks, IT workshops and seminars, etc. conducted by CSA help the students to pull out the hidden strength and potential of the students. CSA is planning to explore new dimensions of activities to help students to get in touch with both industry and research platforms.
The association is involved in organizing both academic and non-academic activities. As part of academic activity, CSA is conducting seminars and technical talks, and IT workshops which will either be taken by the academically outstanding students or other eminent personalities from other renowned institutions. Regular conduct of seminars has proved to be an effective aid to improve vocabulary, communication skill, and presentation style of the students, which in turn will make the presentation of the general seminars in the final semester of their course of study a brilliant one. Apart from that, interaction with external resource personal through workshops and technical talks will bring the students technically forward, and help them to get an insight about the recent advancements in technology and the latest trends and innovations in IT sector.
Monthly quiz competition which is conducted in between the CSA members will not only boost their general awareness about IT sector and its developments, but also will make them technically fit to appear for and other national level tests and interviews. Word-hunt event which is conducted in association with the quiz help the students to be prepared to tackle upcoming IT festivals in other colleges. Participants of all these academic events are rewarded with surprise gifts, which will make them happy and meet their general academic needs.
Apart from these academic activities, CSA has other dimension of exploration like IT festivals, cultural programs, poster creation, and so on. These activities are envisaged with an insight to boost the soft skills of the students.
Association for the Students, by the Students, and Of the Students
Apart from academics, the complete CSA activities are coordinated by the students. The role of teachers in CSA is only to give suggestions and support the activities. Planning, coordination, and implementation of each of its activities is done by the students. The whole management of activities are supposed to be left with the students with an insight that planning and coordinating CSA activities will help students to get a real feel and hands-on experience in coordinating real-life activities. Involving in such ‘real’ activities will help students to improve their courage, willpower, and confidence. Moreover, the guidance and suggestions of teachers will help them to identify the key areas of management and help them to coordinate events without flaw.
Towards New Dimensions
CSA is now widening its area of activities to include industry orientation programs and research orientation programs. As of now, students lack from adequate training in hottest technologies being implemented in IT industry. CSA has a plan to incorporate more technical workshops so that students will get ‘real’ hands-on experience in latest technologies, programming languages, and frameworks. This is being planned in connection with the placement cell of the institution, which is currently handling all the placement related activities. CSA is expecting a drastic growth in the placement rate on implementation of the same, since the students are supposed to be ‘industry-ready’ with this program.
Interaction with research scholars from prominent R&D laboratories and universities is also under consideration, which might motivate the post-graduate students for higher studies. We hope that exploring these new dimensions will give an entirely new definition to CSA and will surely help itself to grow beyond all its frontiers.