COMPUTER SOCIETY OF INDIA STUDENTS’ BRANCH (KLNCE-CSI-SB)
2nd NATIONAL LEVEL CSI STUDENTS' CONVENTION 16th March 2012
The idea of conducting a national convention was conceived two month back. A website http://www.klncecsi.co.cc was hosted exclusively for the purpose of this National Convention. We had an overwhelming response from many colleges. 372 students from other colleges participated. The maximum number of registrations for a college was limited so that more colleges can participate. A total of 272 participants (60% girls) participated in the one day Workshop titled “Application Development in Android” and 106 participants for the Tech Events. The convention was attended by more than 27 colleges with a maximum of 72 students from a single college.
The Convention was presided by Vice President, Shri K.N.K.Karthik, KLNCE with Ln P. Nallaperumal Pillai, Chief Manager, SBI SME, Madurai as Chief Guest of the occasion to inaugurate and address the gathering. Prof. R.T.Sakthidaran (Dean Academic & HOD/IT) who is KLNCE-CSI-Student Branch Counsellor welcomed the participants and guests. Mr. B. Krishnan and Harsha both Android Application Engineers, Mpigeon Software Pvt Ltd, Bangalore were present as resource persons to conduct the workshop. Dr. A.V.Ramprasad, Principal, KLNCE felicitated the function. The inaugural function started with a prayer song by students followed by the ‘Lighting of Kutthu vilakku’ by the dignitaries present at the gathering.
Ms. S. Arifa, 4th year IT welcomed the gathering warmly. She was particular to mention the team effort put in for presenting such a National Level Convention. Next, the Inaugural Address was presented by our beloved Dean(Academic), HOD/IT & KLNCE CSISBC. He mentioned that the convention was possible mainly because of the students and the guidance from the staff. He was only like a spark to start the fire. He emphasized the importance of FOSS and the combination Mobile with Open Source Android OS and related applications. He also mentioned that a vast country like India where most of the population is in rural areas, the only way to serve the rual population would be only with mobiles. For this purpose, one can not afford propriety OS and applications. We need to use Free and Open Source Software like Android OS and application softwares. Mr. D. Balasubramanian, 4th year IT Student who spoke about CSI. His talk was all about CSI as an organization and how it helped students from various colleges in various parts of our country. Mr. K. Manoj Kumar, 4th year IT Student read the CSI Report for the year 2011-12. The report was a gist of all the events conducted by our college under the CSI banner. As he continued the audience was spellbound by not just the count but by the variety of events conducted in different genres. Introduction of Chief Guest was delivered by Mr. T.N. Kamala Kannan, 4th year IT Student. He presented a profile of the Chief Guest.
The Chief Guest Ln P. Nallaperumal Pillai, Chief Manager, SBI SME, Madurai surprised all CSI members by informing that he was one time CSI member too. He mentioned the growing role of mobile in banking sector. He presented some interested statistics about the technology use in banking in USA and India. He mentioned that 68% of the Americans use Internet for banking whereas only 13% Indians do so. With vast population scattered mostly in rural areas, it is very difficult to pr addressed the gathering. Then President presented a memento to Chief Guest. Then Mr. B. Krishnan, the Android Application Development Engineer flagged off the sessions for a start with profuse thanks to his almamata for giving this opportunity.
During the felicitation, Dr. A.V.Ramprasad, Principal, KLNCE appreciated taken by the IT department and its head Prof. R.T.Sakthidaran for spearheading the FOSS movement in this college for the last 4 years. He thanked the faculties and students for supporting this movement which ultimately help them to differentiate with others during placement. The function was wound up successfully followed by 3 sessions on Adroid Application Development.
The convention then began with parallel sessions at 5 different venues. The major events are:
- Paper presentation
- Code debugging
- Net surfing
- Open Mind
- LAN Gaming
- Best Manager
- Short film
The different venues were: IT WiFi Lab, IT FOSS Lab, MP-MC & Digital Lab, CASE Tools Lab and Project Lab.
All the events were supported by internal and external faculty members. Almost, all the 200 CSI student members and 7 staff members volunteered to make the events successful. The programs were deliciously sandwiched with lunch and refreshment for almost 600 persons. The program demonstrated perfect team spirit.