It was a historic moment for VIPS as Prof. S. Sadagopan, Director of IIIT Bangalore and one of the most prominent thought leaders in the Indian IT revolution, paid a visit to the campus and interacted with the students. He is a Fulbright Fellow, Member of the ACM, IEEE – Computer Society and AIS, and has played a key role in policy making, education, and research in Information Technology. Prof. Sadagpoan talked about India and Information Technology, the scope and employability.
Dr. Sadagopan said that over time, Information Technology has come to dominate all aspects of human life. This has been enabled because of gradual unification of diverse technologies, for example imaging and printing, which led to the modern multi-functional printing replacing the fax machines. He pointed towards areas such as bio-informatics, banking, etc., which could not have been possible without Information Technology. The new wave of change is already here, he said, with computing merging with communication.
Dr. Sadagopan said that today the IT sector contributes to 7% of the GDP, and has generated about 3.5 million jobs, more than any other sector and he expects this to continue, as the IT industry is still not mature and should stabilize around 10 million jobs. However, he cautioned that the pace of hiring will not be as fast as in the early days. Barring that, he said he sees Information Technology uniquely positioned to create new jobs and wealth for the country.
After this, Dr. Sadagopan interacted with the students, sharing his experience and insight about the larger issues related to Information Technology.
“There is space in the market and market in that space”. VIPS is among the 10 colleges in INDIA selected by Microsoft Corporation for a Pilot Project, “Helping Micro-Small and Medium Businesses with the Technology”. Microsoft Corporation will provide Microsoft Tools and Technologies to the selective students and Microsoft Trainer to assist our students to prepare the Project for Micro-Small and Medium Businesses. This Project will help these Micro-Small and Medium Businesses to make them competitive, visible, efficient, effective and profitable
A talk was conducted for 1st year students of BCA on employability skills. Various aspects of soft skills were highlighted which were effective and purpose fulfilled. He emphasized upon the dimensions of Employability Skills as “skills required not only to gain employment, but also to progress within an enterprise so as to achieve one’s potential and contribute successfully to enterprise strategic directions”. The session was highly interactive session, where all students actively participated
A workshop was conducted on The Android platform as a major source of digital forensic investigation and analysis. He gave an overview of the Android platform including supported hardware devices, the structure of the Android development project and implementation of core services . A live demonstration was shown to the students to hack mobile and then technologies to secure them too. It was a great learning experience for the students.
Regional Head of NIIT along with his team addressed the VSIT student. The seminar on IT Trends and Opportunity gave an insight on the prevailing market scenario and the need for specialization for future grown and opportunity was stressed upon. A self assessment was conducted by the delegates to evaluate the students.
Cybertech has established itself globally with its services and solution excellence. They are actively involved in conducting training sessions and certifications on cloud computing and risk management. The talk conducted by them focussed on cloud computing, it’s usage and configuration on desktops. All VSIT students (BCA+MCA) and faculty attended the technical talk.
During the talk, students were made aware of how and when cloud can be used in IT field. Further more they were given a demo of how to set up the cloud environment using VMware (Virtual Machine) on laptops.
The session was conducted by Mr. Sandeep Singh, Trainer, Cybertech Global Learning Solutions. Questions & answer session was held at the end of the technical talk, in which the students participated in full strength.
Lucideus Tech Private Limited has cutting edge, contemporary resource and is involved in training students to become security experts in different colleges and organizations across the globe, likes of which includes IBM, Wipro, TCS, Cognizant, IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi, IIT,-Guwahati, IIT-Gandhinagar, IIT-Mandi. The Technical seminar held by Mr. Vidit Baxi, Director Lucideus threw light on importance of information security, hacking and security in terms of mobile devices and computers. The seminar was attended by all VSIT students and faculty. The trainer , Mr. Vidit Baxi, started the seminar by giving a small demo of how to hack a android phone in 20 seconds. The demo bought into light the vulnerability of a normal user who is not acquitted with IT knowledge. The seminar also included demos on trojan horse and their usage via RAT (Remote administration tools) such as cybergate. The end of the session was marked by questions & answer round which saw full and enthusiastic participation from students.
TECHUNT 2014 is a National level series of workshops, mentor boot-camps, and grand finale for discovering “India’s Student of the Year”, jointly hosted by Nurture Talent Academy and Computer Society of India. It is a platform to encourage technology entrepreneurship, creative thinking and innovation among young students.
Formed in 1965, the CSI has been instrumental in guiding the Indian IT industry down the right path since its formative years. Today, the CSI has 70 chapters all over India, 418 student branches, and more than 90,000 members including India’s most famous IT industry leaders, brilliant scientists and dedicated academicians.
Amit Grover, IIT-IIM Alumnus and Ishank Joshi started NTA with passion towards entrepreneurship. It conducts training and mentoring programs for students related to mobile apps, web technologies, robotics and automobile design. It has in the past worked with entrepreneurship cells of IIM A, IIM C, IIT D, IIT K, IIT M, IIT K, and Microsoft among others.
The seminar was attended by all VSIT students and faculty. Students from various other colleges also participated. The trainer , Mr. Praveen Samariya, started the seminar by giving an introduction to Mobipreneur. The main focus of the workshop was to motivate students to be entrepreneurs by using android programming as a tool. On the first day, the workshop started off with the introduction to entrepreneurship spirit and how Android Apps have resulted in successful business throughout the world. Mr. Praveen then gave the students insight into how eclipse and java together form the basis of android architecture. The students were given hands on training on how to build user interface for their android App and how to give life to the interface.
On the second day, Mr. Praveen first revised with the students previous days concepts and latter on he guided the students to connect their Apps to SQLite Database. He also wizened the students, as to how they can load their App onto Google store and install it on to the mobile. The end of the session was marked by a competition.
The Seminar started with information regarding Geo-informatics. Students were guided that Geo Informatics is the kind of study which is related to Science and Technology and deals with the spatial Information along with acquitisation, storage, processing and production of spatial information of our space.
They were also guided for career in Geo-informatics, by doing this course they can observe the space information and can proceed with related data. It is a very interesting branch that has its wider wings with all these features with it i.e. cartography, geographic information systems, Global Positioning systems, Web Mapping and so on. The future in this stream is bright for the coming 10 years in this branch.
Dr. Preeti gave an insight on her experiences and the role of IT in each and every field. She motivated all the students to follow their dreams with sincerity and hard work.
Rajat Tandon, Wipro Technologies, Manpreet Singh, TCS, Kunal Kumar, Cloud Computing Operations Specialist, Orange Business CCNA, Certified Ethical Hacker V7, Computer Hacking And Forensic Investigator V8, VMWare Certified Professional,Payal Jain, Gold Medalist, BCA Batch 2008- 2011, Kanika Gupta, Gold Medalist, BCA Batch 2007-2010
A talk was conducted by Dr. Holger on Personality Development. He made students analyze their employability skills and the way to improve them. He made them aware about the top ten skills that employers’ want and how to develop them to convince employers. It was a great lerning experience by students.
A talk was conducted for 1st year students of BCA on employability skills. Various aspects of soft skills were highlighted which were effective and purpose fulfilled. He emphasized upon the dimensions of Employability Skills as “skills required not only to gain employment, but also to progress within an enterprise so as to achieve one’s potential and contribute successfully to enterprise strategic directions”. The session was highly interactive session, where all students actively participated.
A workshop was conducted on The Android platform as a major source of digital forensic investigation and analysis. He gave an overview of the Android platform including supported hardware devices, the structure of the Android development project and implementation of core services. A live demonstration was shown to the students to hack mobile and then technologies to secure them too. It was a great learning experience for the students.
A talk was conducted on Environmental science, which is a multi-disciplinary science that teaches us to protect and sustain our natural resources of land, water, air and vegetation. He explained the strides made in industry, agriculture and technologies for improving human life quality that has made possible by relying on resources available in land, water and vegetation.
The emphasis on green computing was given and students were made aware of environmental hazards and how can they contribute in saving environment.
A workshop on PKI Based Application Development was conducted for 2nd and final year students. A PKI (public key infrastructure) enables users of a basically unsecure public network such as the Internet to securely and privately exchange data and money through the use of a public and a private cryptographic key pair that is obtained and shared through a trusted authority.
He gave a live demonstration on digital signatures and revealed the secrets behind. Students enjoyed the session and learnt a lot. It was enriching for all.
It is rightly said that ‘Personality is not inherited rather it is developed’. In the present scenerio it is the need to the hour to bring out one’s abilities and powers for making himself aware of his inner self and become more confident to face the cut-throat competiiton in the outside world. Undoubtedly, after the college education, success doesn’t solely depend on the degree or certificate achieved but on the combination of studies and quality of personality both. Realizing this the personality development classes and lectures were conducted for the enhancement and grooming of VSIT students’ outer and inner self to bring about a positive change to their lives. Sessions focussed on how to boost and enhance one’s confidence, improve communication and language speaking abilities, expand the boundaries of thinking and knowledge, develop new hobbies or skills, adding style and elegance to the personality, looks, talks and walks, adopt fine etiquettes and manners and overall knitting of oneself with positivity, vigor, liveliness and peace.