St Joseph Engineering College Vamanjoor, Mangaluru

Affiliated to VTU-Belgaum & Recognized by AICTE
NBA-Accredited: B.E. (CSE, ECE, EEE, & ME)

About
Computer Science Department

The Department was started in the year 2002 to offer Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree program in Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) with annual intake of 60. The undergraduate program is offered with a unique combination of courses and projects that help its students to cope up with the recent advancements in the computer industry.

The Department has dedicated, qualified and experienced faculty members to guide the students in academics. The faculty includes a professor, an associate professor with a Doctorate degree, seven assistant professors with Masters Degree and more than ten years of teaching experience and seven Lecturers with Masters or Bachelor’s degrees. The faculty members are actively involved in teaching and research. The faculty have published seven papers in referred International journals and thirty papers in reputed International conferences which are archived at IEEE/ACM/Springer digital libraries. The active research areas include Web technology and SOA, Cloud Computing, Agent Technology, Bioinformatics, Computer Networks and Evolutionary Computing.

The Department frequently organizes training programmes for the staff and is involved in research activities. The Department faculty frequently attends staff development programmes and conferences to present papers. The Department has received research and development (R & D) grant of Rs. 2.95 Lakhs from VTU in the year 2010 to carryout research in the area of e-Learning Web services. The Department also received financial grant from VTU to conduct staff development programme in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web Technologies.

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Placement(Last 5 Years Average)

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

Dr Sridevi Saralaya
Academician with 18 years of teaching experience. Area of Specialization includes Mobile Agents, Service Oriented Architecture and Compliance Management
Qualification
AMIE, M.Tech., MISTE, Ph.D.
sridevis@sjec.ac.in
0824 2263754 Ext: 107/205

"To be recognized as a centre of excellence in computer and allied areas with quality learning and research environment."

  • Prepare competent professionals in the field of computer and allied fields enriched with ethical values.
  • Contribute to the Socio-economic development of the country by imparting quality education in computer and Information Technology.
  • Enhance employability through skill development.

  • To impart to students a sound foundation and ability to apply engineering fundamentals, mathematics, science and humanities necessary to formulate, analyze, design and implement engineering problems in the field of computer science.
  • To develop in students the knowledge of fundamentals of computer science and engineering to work in various related fields such as network, data, web and system engineering.
  • To develop in students the ability to work as a part of team through effective communication on multidisciplinary projects.
  • To train students to have successful careers in computer and information technology industry that meets the needs of society enriched with professional ethics.
  • To develop in students the ability to pursue higher education and engage in research through continuous learning.

    By the end of the undergraduate programme in CSE, graduates will be able to:
  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, computer science and engineering to solve complex engineering problems.
  • Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems in reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  • Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • Conduct investigations of complex problems using research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  • Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  • Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
  • Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, give and receive clear instructions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

    By the end of the undergraduate programme in CSE, graduates will be able to:
  • Understand the principles underlying entrepreneurship, freelancing and the requirements to initiate a startup in the IT or related domains.
  • Participate effectively in competitive examinations related to certification, career growth and admission to higher studies.

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Dr Sridevi Saralaya

Associate Professor & HOD

Dr Sridevi Saralaya

Academician with 18 years of teaching experience. Area of Specialization includes Mobile Agents,...

Associate Professor & HOD

Qualification :AMIE, M.Tech., MISTE, Ph.D.

Email : sridevis@sjec.ac.in

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Dr Rio D'Souza G L

Professor

Dr Rio D'Souza G L

Engineer with diverse experience in Electrical, Electronics and Computer Networking Systems. Teacher...

Professor

Qualification :B.E, M.Tech, ADAB, Ph.D.

Email : riod@sjec.ac.in

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Dr Kavitha Mahesh

Associate Professor

Dr Kavitha Mahesh

Teacher and Researcher in Computer Science interested in exploring the areas of Natural Language...

Associate Professor

Qualification :B.Sc., MCA, Ph.D

Email : kavitham@sjec.ac.in

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Dr Rachana P.

Associate Professor

Dr Rachana P.

Academician with 5 years teaching experience, specialization in Computer Science & Engineering,...

Associate Professor

Qualification :B.E., M.Tech, Ph.D.

Email : rachanap@sjec.ac.in

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Dr Usha Divakarla

Associate Professor

Dr Usha Divakarla

Academician with 12 years of teaching experience with specialization in field of Cloud Computing and...

Associate Professor

Qualification :B.E, M.Tech, Ph.D

Email : ushad@sjec.ac.in

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Ms Sunitha Guruprasad

Assistant Professor

Ms Sunitha Guruprasad

Academician with 16 years of teaching experience with specialization in Computer Science and...

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.E, M.Tech., MISTE, (Ph.D.)

Email : sunithag@sjec.ac.in, hod.cse@sjec.ac.in

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Mr Shreenath Acharya

Assistant Professor

Mr Shreenath Acharya

Academician with more than 18.5 years of teaching experience actively involved with research in the...

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.E, M.Tech

Email : shreenatha@sjec.ac.in

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Mr B. Sunil Kamath

Assistant Professor

Mr B. Sunil Kamath

Academician with 16 years of experience, specializing in computer science and pursuing active...

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.E, M.Tech, (Ph.D.)

Email : sunilk@sjec.ac.in

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Ms Smitha V George

Assistant Professor

Ms Smitha V George

Academician with 12 years teaching experience, Specialization in the field of computer networks.

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.E, M.Tech., MISTE

Email : smithag@sjec.ac.in

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Ms Supriya Salian

Assistant Professor

Ms Supriya Salian

12 years of teaching experience, specialization in Information Technology

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.E, M.Tech., MISTE

Email : supriyas@sjec.ac.in

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Ms Gayana M N

Assistant Professor

Ms Gayana M N

Academician with 9 years teaching experience, specialization in Computer Science

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.E., M.Tech.

Email : gayanam@sjec.ac.in

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Ms Sujatha M

Assistant Professor

Ms Sujatha M

Academician with 11 years teaching experience

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.E., M.Tech.

Email : sujatham@sjec.ac.in

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Mr Prathviraj N

Assistant Professor

Mr Prathviraj N

A detail oriented and study nature academician with remarkable knowledge in wireless networks and...

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.E. M.Tech

Email : praj151986@gmail.com

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Ms Evita Coelho

Assistant Professor

Ms Evita Coelho

Academician with 5 years teaching experience, specializing in the field of software engineering with...

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.E., M.Tech.

Email : evitac@sjec.ac.in

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Mr Gerald Harry Fernandes

Assistant Professor

Mr Gerald Harry Fernandes

Academician with 3 years of teaching experience, specialization in Cloud Computing

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.E., M.Tech.

Email : ghfm@rediffmail.com

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Ms Lavina Jean D'Silva

Assistant Professor

Ms Lavina Jean D'Silva

Academician with 5 years of Teaching experience, specialization in the field of Computer Science and...

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.E., M.Tech., MISTE

Email : lavinac@sjec.ac.in

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Ms Supreetha R

Assistant Professor

Ms Supreetha R

Academician with 7.5 years teaching experience in the field of Computer Science and Engineering...

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.E., M.Tech.

Email : supreethar@sjec.ac.in

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Ms Anusha M M

Assistant Professor

Ms Anusha M M

Academician with 4.6 years teaching experience, specialization in Computer Science and Engineering

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.E., M.Tech.

Email : anusham@sjec.ac.in

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Ms Sona Mundody

Assistant Professor

Ms Sona Mundody

Academician with 5 years teaching experience, specialization in Computer Network Engineering

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.E., M.Tech.

Email : sonam@sjec.ac.in

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Ms Aparna K

Assistant Professor

Ms Aparna K

Academician with 6 years teaching experience

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.E, M.Tech

Email : aparnak@sjec.ac.in

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Ms Vijetha U

Assistant Professor

Ms Vijetha U

Academician with 4 years teaching experience with specialization in computer science

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.E, M.Tech

Email : vijethau@sjec.ac.in

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Ms Renuka Tantry

Assistant Professor

Ms Renuka Tantry

Academician with 7 years teaching experience , specialization in Computer Science and Engineering

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.E, M.Tech

Email : renuka.tantry@sjec.ac.in

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Ms Chaithra

Assistant Professor

Ms Chaithra

Academician with 4 years teaching experience, specialization in computer networks

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.E., M.Tech.

Email : chaithra@sjec.ac.in

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Ms Pramila M

Assistant Professor

Ms Pramila M

Worked in Industry for 2 years and in teaching field for past 1 year

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.E., M.Tech.

Email : pramilam@sjec.ac.in

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Ms Nisha Jenifer Roche

Assistant Professor

Ms Nisha Jenifer Roche

Academician with 1 year of teaching experience, specialization in Computer Science and Engineering

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.E., M.Tech

Email : nishar@sjec.ac.in

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Ms Eden Jesleen Sequeira

Assistant Professor

Ms Eden Jesleen Sequeira

Academician with 1 year experience, specialization in Computer Science and Engineering and active...

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.E, M.Tech

Email : edens@sjec.ac.in

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Ms Archana Rao

Assistant Professor

Ms Archana Rao

Academician with 6 months teaching experience, specialization in Sentiment analysis, Big data...

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.E., M.Tech

Email : archanar@sjec.ac.in

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Ms Soumya Santhosha

Assistant Professor

Ms Soumya Santhosha

Academician with 6 years of teaching experience,Area of Specialization includes Networking mainly...

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.E., M.Tech

Email : soumya@sjec.ac.in

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Ms Babitha

Assistant Professor

Ms Babitha

Academician with 7 Years of teaching experience with specialization in computer science and...

Assistant Professor

Qualification :B.E, M.Tech

Email : babitha@sjec.ac.in

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Designation Name Qualifications
Professor & Guide Dr. Rio D'Souza B.E., M.Tech, ADAB, Ph.D.
Designation Name Qualifications
Asst. System Admin - CSE Ms Sandhya Rani DCS&E, BCA
Lab Instructor Ms Theresa Reshma Pinto DE&C
Lab Instructor Ms Divya B DCS&E, BCA
Lab Instructor Ms Mamitha U DCS&E, B.Sc(IT)
Lab Instructor Ms Nikhitha Shetty DCS&E, B.Sc(IT)
Lab Instructor Ms Pavithra R DCS&E
Lab Instructor Ms Swapna DCS&E
Lab Instructor Ms Divya P DCS&E
Lab Instructor Mr Mohan Kumar Diploma E&C
Attender Mr Anil Wildon Pinto II PUC

Data structures and Algorithms Laboratory.

Network Programming Laboratory

Electronic circuits and Microprocessors Laboratory.

Web Programming Laboratory

Databases and Computer Graphics Laboratory.

Advanced Computing Laboratory 1

System Software and Operating Systems/ Unix and Compiler Design Laboratory.

Advanced Computing Laboratory 2

Computer Science and Engineering Department aims at building the students’ career by placing special emphasis on all-round development of students. Our thrust will be on an open and dynamic system of education that is driven by continuous interaction with Industry. Interactive sessions with experts from both academia and industry are constantly held so as to enable students to gain knowledge on diverse and emerging perspectives. The Department actively coordinates Campus Connect programme of Infosys Technologies Limited to mould the students of IT related branches in software technology and development. The Department frequently conducts training programs of EMC2 on Storage Area Networks (SAN) for the students. The Placement has been scaling higher and higher peaks right from its first year with top level internationally renowned companies recruiting students. The Department conducts bridge courses namely

.NET Programming Laboratory

J2EE Laboratory

Software Design Laboratory

UNIX System Programming

Operating Systems Laboratory

Laboratory and Computer hardware Installation and Networking

Flex and AJAX Laboratory

for the students to make them industry ready and thereby improve placement opportunities.

SL.NO NAME OF THE COMPANY No. OF STUDENTS
1 Maventic 1
2 Subex 1
3 HPe 1
4 IBM 1
5 SAP 1
6 Sonata Software 1
7 Novigo Solutions P. Ltd 1
8 Cranes Software 1
9 Mphasis 3
10 Sunquest Information Systems P Ltd 2
11 VMWare 2
12 Mindtree 3
13 Global Esoftsys 3
14 Amazon Web Services 3
15 ABC For Java & Testing 4
16 Firmnxt - Microland 4
17 QSpiders 4
18 Robosoft Technologies 5
19 Hinduja Global Solutions 6
20 ITC INFOTECH 14
21 Tech Mahindra 15
22 L&T Infotech 20
Total 96

CSE: Talk on “Engineering and Innovation”

The IEI Association of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering organized a talk for the II year CSE students on ‘Engineering and Innovation’ by Dr Poornalatha G, Associate Professor, Department of Information & Communication Technology, Manipal University on April 13th , 2019 at Bishop Aloysius Paul Conference Hall, Academic block – II from 9.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. The aim of this talk was to show some direction to the second year engineering students of the Department of CSE on why it is important to have an innovative mindset, how to identify problem statements, the sources available for the same, how to proceed further when there is an innovative idea, what opportunities/support is available to the students to take an innovative idea further to implementation. 

The talk began with Ms Anusha M M, Assistant Professor in the Department of CSE and Department Coordinator for IEI-CSE welcoming the gathering and introducing the resource person Dr Poornalatha G to the gathering. Dr Poornalatha interacted with the students on how to foster creative research, the benefits students involving in research have, the basics of research, types of research, ethics involved in research, how to identify appropriate sources to publish the research done and the tools available to check for plagiarism. Dr Poornalatha shed light on what differentiates discovery, invention & innovation and how to cultivate an innovative mindset. Dr Poornalatha guided the students on the sources of problem statements, financial support available for the students for their innovations, patenting and research internships. Dr Poornalatha also inspired the students by talking about the examples of innovations around us and how the smallest of innovations makes a difference.

The session ended with the Coordinator of the IEI Association for the Department of CSE, Ms Anusha M M proposing the vote of thanks.

CSE: Industrial Visit to Infosys, Mudipu

CSI – SJEC Chapter and CIPHER - student association of CSE department, organized an industrial visit to the campus of Infosys at Mudipu, Mangaluru on 12th March 2019 for the sixth semester students of CSE department. A total of 123 students participated in the industrial tour. Ms Sunitha Guruprasad – Coordinator of CSI chapter, Ms Gayana M N – Coordinator of CIPHER and Mr Sunil Kamath – Department Coordinator of CSI, accompanied the students.

After an hour-long commute to the campus, the person in-charge, Ms Veena Amrith, Senior Member - Education, Training & Assessment at Infosys Limited, welcomed the students and the faculty.  Students were made to gather in an auditorium and given a brief introduction about the company which involved overview about the wide range of products as well as services, work culture and CSR activities carried out by Infosys. This was followed by a brief power point presentation about the path traversed by Infosys. 

The technical session was covered by Mr Raviraj Belma, Senior Project Manager at Infosys. He elaborated on transition from college campus to the corporate life and briefed about the recent and popular trends in IT industry. He also stressed upon the importance of communication skill, thinking out of the box, willingness to learn and adopt new technologies and working in teams by sharing ideas. Students were given an opportunity to put forward their queries and get information about how the industry works.

The sessions were both informative and entertaining and the students learnt a great deal, about how the industry works. This was followed by a campus tour where the Training Center, meeting rooms and other benefits offered to the employees were shown.

The industrial visit gave all the students an insight about the working of the industry. It also gave them an idea about the work environment of the employees and the various facilities available. The visit was a memorable and encouraging experience for the students.

CSE: Technical Talk on Recent Trends in Image Processing

A technical talk on “Recent Trends in Image Processing” organized by IEEE SJEC student branch in association with Department of Computer Science and Engineering for the students of Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Electrical and Electronic Engineering of St Joseph Engineering College on 6th  March, 2019.

Ms Sujatha M., Asst. Professor, CSE and IEEE student Branch coordinator-CSE welcomed speaker Dr Jidesh P. and the gathering and introduced the speaker Dr Jidesh P., Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, NITK, Surathkal to the audience.  Dr Rachana P., Associate Professor of CSE Department florally welcomed the speaker with a baguette.

The speaker spoke about image processing techniques in current research perspective. He gave an insight on enhancement of image, denoising, restoration, morphological processing, segmentation, compression techniques. He also gave insight to projects and research in the area of image processing, tools and open access database available to carry out research.

There was an enthusiastic response from the students. The registration was limited and 30 students took part in this talk. This talk helped the students gain knowledge on research in the area of image processing in this technological world. The interaction with the speaker also helped few students to get different project ideas.

Ms Sujatha M. Asst. professor, CSE thanked the Speaker and staff coordinators Dr Rachana P, Ms Soumya and all the participants. Dr Rachana P, Associate Professor, CSE Dept felicitated the speaker with a memento.

CSE: Blockchain Workshop

A workshop on block chain technology was organized by CIPHER, A student association of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering for the students of VI Semester on 23rd February 2019 from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm at Bishop Aloysius Hall, followed by CSE webinar Hall.  Mr. Marimuthu C, Research Scholar, Department of CSE, NITK, Surathkal was the resource person.

Initially, a pre-assessment was done to just gauge the knowledge of students on Block Chain Technology. Then, the session began with an introduction on the basic ideology of block chain technology. The resource person highlighted the cutting edge technology by giving some real world examples.

Through analogy, different use cases, he explained the wide applications of blockchain which includes energy sector, supply chain management, e-voting, real estates, data storage etc.

The speaker also told about the various end users and terminologies used in block chain. Mr Marimuthu also made awareness on overall adoption rate of block chain technology. Furthermore, he made it an interactive session discussing the merits and demerits of the block chain process. The group dispersed for lunch at 1 pm.

The workshop resumed at 2 PM. The post session was hands-on. In this afternoon session, the presenter told about ethereum which is a blockchain based application.

The participants were instructed to install ethereum and configured it according to the directions given by the speaker. He also told about the various commands used in establishing the connection and data mining. The students worked in pairs and performed data mining by sharing their IDs. As a parting advice, the resource person mentioned that one should update their technical skills by attending such workshops. The workshop concluded at 4:30 pm by felicitating the resource person with a memento by the staff coordinator, and Ms Jahnavi Hehar delivering the vote of thanks.

CSE: AURORA-2019

CIPHER –the student association of Computer Science Department of St. Joseph Engineering College hosted an Intra-Departmental fest ‘AURORA-2019’ on 21st February, 2019. The fest comprised of three events that were categorized into technical, semi-technical and non-technical.

Technical Event

Condense:

Three members form a team and three rounds in total

Round 1: Technical quiz based on computer concepts         

Round 2: Debugging

Round 3: Coding

The first place was bagged by Mr Ivor D’Souza and Deepesh Bhat of third year. The second place was won by Mr Krishnakanth Upadhyaya and Mr Deepesh Bhat of third year.

Semi-technical Event

Sacred Games

Three formed a team. There were three rounds in total,

Round 1: Fun quiz on random topics

Round 2: Treasure hunt

Round 3: Coding and audio visual round

The first place was won by Ms Pragathi, Ms Pramatha and Ms Poojitha of final year whereas the second place was won by Mr Preetham, Mr Shravan and Mr Nithin of third year.

Non-Technical Event

Connexity

This non-technical event comprised of  team of 3 members with 4 rounds

Round 1: General knowledge quiz

Round 2: Logo quiz and audio visual quiz

Round 3: Treasure  hunt

Round 4: One minute talk on a given topic. The last round was judged by Ms Evita Coelho and Mr Gerald H F, Assistant professors of CSE Department.

The first place was bagged by Mr Aronstun, Mr Jayasurya and Ms Andrea of second year whereas, the second place was won by Mr Winston, Mr Bryan and Ms Deeksha of second year.

The winners received certificates and gift vouchers that were sponsored by the college.

CSE: Faculty Development Refresher Programme on “New Age Skills for Excellence in Teaching”

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering hosted the Faculty Development Refresher Programme on “New Age Skills for Excellence in Teaching” on February 16th , 2019 for the faculty members of different departments of SJEC.  The FDP aimed at bringing awareness among the faculty members on the skills required to excel in teaching in the present day. There were a total of 30 faculty members from across the various departments of SJEC that participated in the FDP.

Ms Pramila D’Souza from the Department of Chemistry was the master of the ceremony. The FDP began with Ms D’Souza welcoming the gathering.  The Principal Dr Rio D'Souza introduced the resource person Mr Praveen Kamath, General Manager & Head HR- Technology Practice Units, Wipro Ltd., Bengaluru to the participants. Dr Rio D'Souza also addressed the participants about the expectations of the present day students from the faculty members and the steps that can be taken to meet them. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D'Souza, The Director , Rev. Fr Rohith D'Costa , Assistant Director, Dr Joseph Gonsalves, Chief – R & D , Dr Sridevi Saralaya , Head of the Department of CSE graced the occasion.

Mr Praveen Kamath shared his expertise with the participants on the skills required by the faculty members in the present day to excel in their profession.  The participants took part in the FDP enthusiastically throughout the day and shared their experience at the end of the session.  Dr Rio D'Souza presented a memento to the resource person Mr Praveen Kamath appreciating his contribution for the benefit of the faculty members. The FDP ended with the distribution of participation certificates to the participants. The Convener of the FDP, Ms Anusha M M, Assistant Professor from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering proposed the vote of the thanks.

CSE: FDP on "Big Data"

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering hosted the Faculty Development Programme on Big Data from 17th to 19th January 2019 for all interested faculty and research scholars from various colleges in the state. The FDP was coordinated by a team of faculty and technical staff coordinated by Ms Vijetha U & Ms Pramila R M. This FDP aimed at familiarizing the faculty with the various tools that can be used to work with Big Data. The FDP received a good response from faculty and scholars from various colleges. There were a total of 25 participants from neighboring colleges and 10 internal participants.

The programme began with a formal Inaugural session on 17th January 2019. Dr Sridevi Saralaya, HOD of Computer Science and Engineering welcomed the guests, the resource person and the participants of the workshop. Dr Sudheer M, In-charge Principal and the guest of honor of the function briefed the participants on the concepts on Big Data and invited the participants to attend many such workshops in the future. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Chief R&D, in his Presidential address spoke about the importance of Big Data and research opportunities in this domain. The Chief Guest of the Inaugural function Mr Animesh Yadav, Big Data Consultant at ATS Learning Solutions and the resource person of the FDP, encouraged the gathered participants to make maximum use of this opportunity to enhance their knowledge on Big Data. Ms Pramila concluded the formal function by proposing the vote of thanks.

The FDP sessions began with the Installation of Hadoop with VM & Hortonworks Sandbox. The participants were encouraged to install the software on their own and Mr Animesh assisted them to troubleshoot the various issues that one comes across when installing Hadoop ecosystem. The participants were then taught to migrate files and data from the local machine to Hadoop ecosystem. In the next session, the resource person introduced the participants to the concept of MapReduce with relevant hands on examples.

On the second day, analysis tools such as Pig and Hive were discussed in detail. The participants were taught how to create and run scripts using Pig and query the data using Hive.

The third day of the FDP included hands-on session on creation of nodes and data visualization using Amazon Web Services (AWS) Console Management. The participants were later taught about working with datasets and working with the tool MLBox.

This three day FDP was appreciated by all the participants who were happy to have received such valuable information from an enthusiastic Big Data specialist. At the end of the programme, the HOD appreciated Mr Animesh Yadav for this whole-hearted contribution towards the success of the workshop and presented him with a memento as a token of appreciation. The training programme ended with the distribution of certificates to all the participants.

FEEL Administrator Programme (Spandana Series FDP 2019) Conducted by CLHRD

A 3-day FEEL (Facilitating Excellence in Effective Leadership) Administrator programme for non-teaching and administrative staff was conducted at SJEC from 8th to 10th January 2019, in association with College for Leadership and Human Resource Development (CLHRD), at Kalam Auditorium. The main objective of this programme was to promote experiential learning and to improve the administrative skills of non-teaching and administrative staff, thereby enhancing the quality of functioning in our organization. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering organized this programme.

78 participants from the Departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Basic Sciences, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, MBA, MCA, Physical Education, Training and Placements, Administrative office participated in the programme.  

The event was inaugurated by Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza Director, SJEC, at 9:00 a.m. on 8th January 2019. Dr. Prakash Pinto, Coordinator, FEEL Administrator introduced the Chief facilitator Prof. Sunney Tharappan, Director of CLHRD to the gathering. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director, Principal In charge Dr Sridevi Saralaya graced the occasion.

The sessions were scheduled from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on all three days.  During the three-day Programme, Prof Sunney Tharappan addressed various themes like Self confidence, Importance of Human Values and Principles, Communication skills, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Qualities Listening Skills and Team work. The event highlighted on the different techniques that can be adopted to improve interpersonal relationships. The resource persons and the facilitator encouraged all the participants to involve in-group discussions and perform activities to improve the communication skills.

Project Based Learning with MATLAB & SIMULINK

Project Based Learning with MATLAB & SIMULINK workshop was conducted between 7th January – 9th January 2019 jointly organized by SJEC-MATLAB in association with CSE & EC Departments.

Mr. ManiShankar from Corel Technologies conducted all the sessions.  The workshop was inaugurated with a small welcome speech by Ms. Rashmi H of E&C department followed by briefing on Bio-data of the resource person Mr Manishankar by Ajeeth B of Civil Engineering Department. The resource person was welcomed with a bouquet of flowers by HOD of CSE department after which the actual sessions began.

On the first day, in the first session topics of fundamentals of MATLAB & SIMULINK and Introduction to CoreEL & MathWorks was covered followed by understanding MathWorks Products especially MATLAB R2018b and associated toolboxes. Second session was on Basics of MATLAB programming involving language fundamentals, decision making & looping constructs and operation on matrices with visualization of  the computation. The Afternoon session was on Data Analysis & Visualization and defining & invoking functions. The day concluded with model based design with Simulink and design of prototypes with Simulink.

On the second day, first session was on filter design & analysis with MATLAB, speech & audio processing followed by Image processing examples, Overview of Computer vision system toolbox, Video streaming in MATLAB, Video acquisition in MATLAB from webcam. Introduction to Machine Learning for Computer Vision Applications using MATLAB was handled in the afternoon session followed by Introduction to Deep Learning for Computer Vision Applications using MATLAB.

On the third day, first session started with Control System Design & Analysis followed by Physical Modelling with SIMSCAPE. The afternoon session was on the Arduino Interfacing with MATLAB and SIMULINK followed by hands on session on the same topic. The session was concluded by thanks giving to resource persons for the workshop and distribution of workshop certificates to the participants.

CSE: Workshop on "Image Processing and its Applications

The CSI-SJEC Chapter conducted a workshop on “Image Processing and its Applications” using MATLAB on 10th November 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm in the Bishop Aloysius Paul  hall and IoT Lab. The workshop was open for the third and fourth year students of BE-CSE and second year students of MCA.

The inauguration of workshop was compered by Ms. Daryl Saldanha and was commenced with a silent prayer.

The HOD of the Department of CSE, Dr Sridevi Saralaya welcomed the resource person, Dr P. C. Siddalingaswamy, Associate professor, MIT, Manipal with a bouquet of flower.

Dr P. C. Siddalingaswamy started the session with a brief introduction to Digital Image processing (DIP). He also elaborated on the applications of Image processing concepts in various fields. Difference between Computer Vision and Digital Image processing was discussed.

The second session was about Augmented /Virtual Reality, Medical Imaging, Image registration and Image Enhancement. A brief introduction on the various softwares that can be used for implementing the DIP projects was given to the students.

The afternoon session started at 2:00 pm. It was a Hands-on session conducted in IoT lab, where the students were taught about the applications of DIP using MATLAB.

All students asked many of their doubts and clarified it. Students got a useful demo and also a hands-on experience on MATLAB and DIP. On the whole the session was interactive and helpful to students.

Ms Sunitha Guruprasad, Coordinator of CSI-SJEC Chapter, presented a memento to the resource person for his effort.

The session was concluded by thanking everyone by Mr Sunil Kamath, Department Coordinator of CSI.

The workshop was jointly coordinated by Mr Sunil Kamath and Ms Sunitha Guruprasad, Coordinators of CSI. Mr Naren Bhandary (President), Ms Poojitha (Secretary) and Ms Pragathi Beedu (Treasurer) of CSI, volunteered for the workshop. The photographs were taken by Mr Calvin, final year CSE student.

CSE: Technical Talk on "Cryptography and its Applications"

A technical talk on “Cryptography and its Applications” organized by IEEE SJEC student branch in association with Department of Computer Science and Engineering for the students of Computer Science and Engineering and Electronics and Communication Engineering of St. Joseph Engineering College on 29th  October, 2018.

Mr Aronstun Ralph D'Souza, student of third semester, CSE was the master of ceremony.

Mr  Aronstun Ralph D'Souza welcomed speaker Dr M R Arulalan, his student Mr Vibor, Dr Sridevi Saralaya, HOD- CSE Dept, Mr Shreyas, President of IEEE Student Branch, SJEC and the gathering. He also introduced the speaker Dr M R Arulalan, Assistant Professr, NITK, Surathkal to the audience.  Dr Sridevi Saralaya, Associate Professor & HOD of CSE Department florally welcomed the speaker with a baguette.

The speaker spoke about importance of mathamatics in cryptography, different types of cryptographic attacks, working of different cryptographic algorithms including public key cryptosystem.

There was an enthusiastic response from the students of CSE and E&C branches. The registration was limited and 40 students took part in this talk. This talk helped the students gain knowledge on applications of cryptography in this technological world. The interaction with the speaker also helped few students to get different project ideas.

Mr Aronstun Ralph D'Souza, student of third semester, CSE thanked the Speaker, organizer of the talk Ms Sujatha M. and staff coordinators Dr Rachana P, Ms Soumya and all the participants. Dr Rachana P, Associate Professor, CSE Dept felicitated the speaker with a memento.

CSE & IIEDC: One Day Workshop on IP Security

A one-day workshop on the topic IP Security was conducted by CIPHER- student association and IIEDC for the students of Department of Computer Science and Engineering for pre-final year students. The session was conducted at Bishop Aloysius Hall, St. Joseph Engineering College – Vamanjoor, Mangalore on 27th of October, 2018.  The programme commenced at 9:30 am with a welcome address given by Ms. Darly Saldanha followed by a silent prayer.

The resource person for the day was Mr. Rahul Dutta, an Associate Engineer in J P Morgan, Hyderabad. The HOD of the Computer Science, Dr Sridevi Saralya welcomed the resource person and addressed the gathering, following which Mr. Dutta commenced the workshop.

Initially, a pre-session assessment was conducted to judge the calibre and knowledge of the students. This was followed by the morning session on the topics Data Encryption Standard, Deffie-Hellman Algorithm, DoS attack, User imitation attack and how to overcome them. In the afternoon, a hands-on session was conducted on Creation of VPN tunnel for Secure Data transmission for Linux and Windows along with the implementation of the topics covered in the morning session to help the students inculcate practical knowledge on this domain. The faculty in-charge and student coordinators were also present for the session.

The workshop ended with a post-session assessment at 5:00 pm following which Ms. Darly Saldanha proposed the vote of thanks. A memento was presented by Mrs. Gayana M N to Mr. Dutta as a token of appreciation. The entire workshop was coordinated by IIEDC coordinator Dr Usha Divakarla in co-ordination with CIPHER association.

CSE: IEEE Day Events held on 3rd October, 2018 and 5th October, 2018

DigiHunt, a semi-technical event hosted by IEEE SJEC CSE Chapter was conducted on October 3rd, 2018 at St. Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore. It was conducted on the occasion of IEEE day, and was open to the students of all branches and all semesters. It was a team event; wherein a single team can consist of a maximum of three members. The event received a good response, as 81 teams registered by the deadline. The event began at 1.30 PM in the designated classrooms.

The event consisted of two rounds. The first round was a semi-technical quiz consisting of basic trivia. The 40 highest scoring teams were selected to play the second round. The second round started with a technical crossword puzzle, on completion of which, a website URL would have been given to them. The URL would lead them to a game which consisted of 7 rounds, a few of them being: guessing the output of code, solving a tower of Hanoi problem and riddles of guessing numbers based on clues.

Ms Anvitha, Mr Calvin and Mr Alston of 4th year won 1st place. Mr Rayan Smith Lewis, Mr Shane Misquith and Mr Mohammed Ridhun of 2nd year won 2nd place in this contest. Based on the participants’ feedback, the event was unique and extremely enjoyable; and they hope to partake in similar events in the future. 

CodeRunner, a 4 hours online coding contest was organized by the IEEE Computer Society Chapter, SJEC and the Department of Computer Science, SJEC on 5th of October, 2018. It was conducted on the occasion of IEEE day and was open to the students of all branches and all semesters. It was a team event; wherein a single team consisted of a maximum of three members.

There were 31 teams with 80 participants in total. The event began at 9:00 AM in the designated laboratories.

The contest was conducted on HackerEarth as the coding platform. The teams were given 4 hours to solve 4 problems with varying difficulties. Participants had to solve these problems by writing efficient code in any programming languages of their choice. The judging criteria included the efficiency of the code and the number of test cases passed. Students were allowed to access the internet and implement the concepts. To familiarize with the coding platform, the participants were also provided with a mock test one day before the event. Ms Vaishnavi Naik, Mr Pranav Bhat and Mr Nihal Palled of 4th year won 1st place. Ms Fiona Saldanha, Mr Calvin Clint Dsouza and Mr Abhinandan Ghosh of 4th year won 2nd place in this contest. This event helped the students gain insight into Competitive Programming and also enabled them to learn new concepts of programming.

CSE: Intensive Workshop “Tips to Crack Campus Placement Interview”

A workshop on “Tips to Crack Campus Placement Interview” was held for the students of  V Semester Computer Science on 28.09.2018 at 10 AM at Bethania Hall, St. Joseph Engineering College, Vamanjoor. Mr. Anil Kumar H., Senior Software Engineer, BOSCH was the resource person. The workshop began with a silent prayer followed by a brief welcome of the guest and the gathering by Ms Elrica, Vice-President, CIPHER .The Head of the Department of Computer Science, Dr. Sridevi Saralaya introduced the guest to the gathering.

The first session began with tips on cracking the technical round in interviews. The resource person highlighted the importance of obtaining an offer letter from a company before graduating from the college. He briefed the students on the basics of C programming and highlighted the importance of C programming knowledge in technical interviews. Furthermore, he gave a reference list of textbooks and apps for students to improve their programming skills. He also stressed on the importance of being technically sound before being hired as that would ensure job security. The group dispersed for lunch at 1 pm.

The workshop resumed at 2 PM. post lunch with a session on various important and frequently asked programs such as Fibonacci series, factorial of a number computing GCD of two numbers etc.

The last session had the speaker giving tips to students on cracking the Group Discussion round as well as Human Resource interview. He highlighted the relevance of eye contact at all times as well as the positive impact of initiation, listening skills and positive attitude in group discussions.

Mr. Kumar stressed on the importance of etiquette during interviews. He also spoke about exposure to examinations like AMCAT, eLitmus and the like which could also provide broader options in taking jobs in various streams such as Healthcare, Automotive, Telecom, Embedded, etc. As a parting advice, the resource person mentioned that one should gain experience for at least two years before considering post-graduation as that would provide a stronger ground for gaining a foot-hold in Universities. The workshop concluded at 3:30 pm by felicitating the resource person with a memento by the staff coordinator, Ms Gayana M N and Carlton Rodrigues, the President of CIPHER delivering the vote of thanks.

CSE: Engineers' Day 2018-19

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering celebrated the Engineers’ Day - 2018 on 20th September 2018. Three events were conducted as part of the celebrations: Technical Event (execCode), Semi-technical event (Blast the Code), Semi-Technical event (The Cell Man). The Details of the events are provided below. Ms Ushadevi, Assistant Professor, CSE Department along with student coordinators Ms Fiona, Mr Carlton and Mr Athul coordinated these events.

1. execCode

The technical event of the Engineers’ Day 2018, execCode, was conducted on 20th September 2018. The event was based on programming knowledge in various languages such as C, Java and Python.

There were 14 teams with 2 members in each team. Each team was given a question paper consisting of 3 questions. The first question was comparatively easy and was given 4 points. The second question was given 6 points and the third question was comparatively difficult and was given 10 points. Only the first 10 teams were considered. The evaluation for choosing the winners was based on the number of test cases each code passed.

Winners: The first place was bagged by Raghavendra Bhat S and Prajwal Perciwal Antony D’Cunha of Seventh semester followed by Tejas N Suvarna and Shameek M of Fifth semester who bagged the second prize.

2. Blast the code

The semi-technical event of the Engineers’ Day 2018, Blast the Code, was conducted on 20th September 2018. The event encompassed technical aspects like the knowledge of prominent technology personalities, programming knowledge along with non-technical topics which included famous brands and common knowledge about our college.

The first round was an audio-visual round which saw thirty-five teams of three participants each, participate in a quiz which tested their general knowledge. They had to identify few prominent personalities and guess company/product logos. Twelve teams moved to the second round. The second round was a treasure hunt where the participants had to identify few locations inside the college and collect clues for the next round. Nine teams qualified for the last round where the teams had to search for the code snippets hidden in various folders.  Had to arrange the code found in the previous round and the code snippets from the various folders and get the desired output.

Winners: The first place was bagged by Pragathi S. Beedu, Pramatha and Poojitha R of Seventh semester, CSE followed by Pradyumn Shenoy, Sabitha Nazareth and Nihal Palled of seventh semester who bagged the second prize.

3. The Cell Man

The event” The Cell Man" was a semi-technical event. This event consisted of three rounds where The fastest finger were - first, the eyes and the silent argument.

The fastest finger first was the first round where the contestants had to type codes in WhatsApp and message in the group their codes. They were given a choice of three programs; Fibonacci series, palindrome and bubble sort in any of the following languages. C, C++ and Java. The contestants were given 10 mins to type and send their codes and out of 25 participants 13 where short listed for the next round.

The second round was the eyes where the contestants were given 15 mins to click a picture from their phones and had to speak about it for 2 mins. 6 participants where shortlisted to the next round

The third and the final round was the silent argument where two contestants were debating on a given topic using their phone.

Winners: Sai Prasad won first and Abigale won second place in this event.

CSE: Student Association - CIPHER Inaugural

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering of St Joseph Engineering College inaugurated their department association CIPHER and CSI-SJEC Student Chapter for the academic year 2018-19 on 7th September 2018 at 10:00AM in the Kalam Auditorium, Academic Block-II.

The inaugural function was compered by Ms. Fiona Saldana, it commenced by calling upon the college choir to invoke God’s blessings through a prayer song.

A power point presentation of the Annual Report of CIPHER 2017-2018 was presented to the gathering.

Dr. Sreekanth N S, Scientist ‘D’ / Principal Technical Officer, C-DAC, Bengaluru was the Chief Guest of the program. Rev.Fr. Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director–SJEC presided over the function. Rev.Fr. Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director-SJEC and Dr. Rio D’Souza, Principal-SJEC were the Guests of Honor. Dr. Sridevi Saralaya HOD- CSE, Mr. Carlton Rodrigues, President-CIPHER, Mr. Naren Bhandary, President –CSI, were also present on the dais.

Dr. Sridevi Saralaya HOD- CSE, welcomed the dignitaries and introduced the chief guest to the gathering after which the program was inaugurated by lighting the lamp. The chief guest inaugurated CIPHER association for the year 2018-19 innovatively by displaying LED cube developed by 3rd and 4th year Electronics and Computer Science students to symbolically inaugurate the CIPHER and CSI Student Chapter of SJEC. The roadmap of activities planned by CIPHER and CSI for the current academic year were presented by Mr. Carlton Rodrigues, President-CIPHER and Mr. Naren Bhandary, President-CSI, respectively.

Ms. Sasha Rodrigues, Secretary-CIPHER read out the names of meritorious students for their outstanding performance in the previous year and also the student achievers who cleared the TCS Global Coding Contest-Codevita, were honored by Chief Guest and Assistant Director. Students who came up with most creative masquerades and the creative writing winners were also honored.

Principal, Dr. Rio D’Souza addressed the gathering with his inspiring words and congratulated the students for securing good results each year.

The Chief Guest, Dr. Sreenkanth N S, encouraged the students by talking on various research works and to participate in a variety of competitions and tech-fests and procure experiential learning in the form of projects and internships. He described the importance of Computer Science as a profession.

The honorable Chief Guest was felicitated with a memento presented by Rev.Fr. Wilfred Prakash D’Souza.

Rev.Fr. Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director-SJEC delivered the Presidential address wherein he motivated the students to focus on their goal and reach greater heights.

The formal event concluded with the Vote of Thanks delivered by Ms. Shreema, Joint Secretary- CSI, and a dance performance followed by the College Anthem. A technical talk with an informative presentation on “Human Computer Interaction“ was conducted for the audience by the chief guest and was followed by honoring of students who successfully completed their web application projects in Django framework.

Lunch was served to all students and staff present. An informal function was conducted by 3rd and 4th year students to welcome the 2nd Year students into the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Games were conducted for students and faculty as well. The CIPHER inaugural function marked its end with flash mob followed by baila.

CSE: Interactive Session on Industry Practices on Software Project Delivery

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering in association with Industry Interaction and Entrepreneurship Development Cell (IIEDC) organized an interactive session on “Industry Practices on Software Project Delivery” for the V Semester CSE students on Friday, 10th August 2018 at 9:00 AM at Bishop Aloysius Paul Conference Hall of the college. The resource person for this session was Mr Hari S, Lead-Education Training and Assessment (ETA), Infosys Trivandrum Development Centre.

 

The session began with the HOD of Computer Science and Engineering, Dr Sridevi Saralaya, introducing the resource person and welcoming the gathering. The interaction was being arranged owing to the gap between industry and academia as indicated by Mr Hari S.

 

During the interaction, Mr Hari S interacted passionately with all the students. As the audience was predominantly from Computer Science background, he emphasized on the need to be good programmers. He raised concerns over the students recruited by Infosys during the year 2017-18, who are currently undergoing training at Infosys Global Education Centre, Mysuru. He pointed out that most of the recruits are unable to write code for any scenario posed in front of them. This was quite alarming from the point of view of Infosys as they will have to put extra efforts to train the fresh recruits.

 

Mr Hari urged all students to take up coding more seriously and try to perfect it. He said that there are no shortcuts to being a good coder and practice is the only way to go forward. He asked all the students to code beyond what is prescribed in the syllabus. He said almost all will be able to write code but it is more important to write good coder. He mentioned a few of the best practices followed in the industry and named some of the open source tools to check the quality of the code. He stressed on the fact that due care must be taken to make sure that all coding standards and conventions are adhered to when writing codes. This makes the code more readable and ensures better understanding, if and when the code has to be reused in future. He mentioned that reusing and scaling is the essence of coding and the coding standards ensure these aspects.

 

The session came to an end with Mr Hari S taking on a few of the queries posed by the students. 

Infosys Campus Connect Faculty Enablement Program on Foundation Program 5.0

The Departments of Computer Applications in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering hosted Infosys Campus Connect Faculty Enablement Program (FEP) on Foundation Program (FP) 5.0 from 6th to 10th August 2018 at our campus. The main objective of this FEP was to enable Infosys Campus Connect partnering colleges to grab FP 5.0 and offer it to students with greater effectiveness and rigor.  Also, it offered a networking platform to partner colleges leading to a mutual learning experience.  

It was a proud moment for SJEC as it was hosting first Infosys Campus Connect event since being associated with Infosys from the year 2007. All in all, 55 faculty members registered for this 5 day FEP. The participants for the event were the faculty members from the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa and Karnataka, covering almost the entire South India.

The FEP was inaugurated on 6th August 2018 in a formal Inaugural Programme at Bishop Aloysius Paul Conference Hall wherein Mr Hari S, Lead-ETA, Infosys Trivandrum Development Centre was the Chief Guest. He inaugurated the event alongside other dignitaries including Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director of SJEC, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director of SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Principal of SJEC, Ms Sumangala N, I/C HOD-MCA and Mr Sathyendra Bhat, Single Point of Contact (SPoC) of Infosys Campus Connect program at SJEC.

The chief resource person for this FEP was Mr Hari S, who was assisted by Ms Kaplana Balaraman from Infosys Chennai Development Centre who took up a few of the sessions in online mode via webinars.

The Inaugural on the first day was followed by hands on sessions at CAED Lab. All the sessions for this event were hands on where the participants had to undergo all 5 modules of FP 5.0. The 5 modules were as follows:

Module 1: Programming Fundamentals

Module 2: Database Fundamentals

Module 3: Python DB Integration

Module 4: Object Oriented Programming using Python

Module 5: Advanced Database Concepts

All the participants had to religiously attend to all modules and work on the projects given at the end of each module. On the last day, the participants had to present the work done by them in teams which was assessed by the resource person from Infosys.

The FEP came to a closure on 10th August 2018 with a short Valedictory Programme where Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa was the chief guest. The participation certificates were distributed on the occasion. Mr Sathyendra Bhat proposed the vote of thanks to officially conclude the FEP.

Inauguration of First Year BE 2018-2019

The inauguration of First Year BE classes for the academic year 2018-19 was held at Kalam Auditorium on Monday, 6 August 2018.

Fr Dionysius Vas SJ, Rector, St Aloysius College and Educational Institutions was the Chief Guest. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director - SJEC, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director-SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Principal-SJEC, Dr Ramananda HS, Coordinator for First Year BE, Dr Vincent Crasta, Coordinator of the Induction programme, and Ms Pramila D’Souza, Convener of the programme, were present on the dais.

Dr Vincent Crasta, Coordinator of the Induction programme 2018-2019, welcomed the gathering.

Addressing the newcomers, Dr Rio D’Souza said, "We, the Management of SJEC are happy to welcome this new batch and their parents. We are thankful to you for selecting our campus for your studies. Definitely we will provide you a wonderful study atmosphere. SJEC not only focuses on the studies, but the academic curriculum also gives value-based education, which is helpful for every student’s personal growth. We want the students to grow with responsibility and with human values. It is a great campus to learn and make a successful career."

Rev. Fr Dionysius Vas SJ inaugurated the ceremony and felicitated the students for their PUC and CET achievements. In his inaugural speech, Fr Dionysius said, "Learning to do, learning to learn, learning to become person of character and learning to live is called education. Today’s world gives three main challenges to students or the young generation. Firstly, it says do not lose your identity. Be original without losing the identity. Secondly, it calls you to be responsible. You are responsible for your own life, family, society and the nation. Thirdly, you need to sacrifice. Without scarifies you cannot achieve milestones in your life.” He further added, “As per my knowledge, SJEC is mainly concentrating on this type of education. That is why every year it succeeds to get talented batches. This college is giving complete freedom to explore, flourish, and extend”.

In his presidential address, Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, said, "It is my pleasure to welcome you all newcomers to this beautiful campus. Our College understands the challenges of the present students and helps them face it and be successful. With an experienced and professional module, SJEC will help the students to meet their educational needs. I invite students to use the modern infrastructure and green surrounding and do well in their studies. If you are not determined to learn, no one will help you and if you are determined to learn, no one will stop you,”

Ms Pramila D’Souza rendered the vote of thanks. Ms Salma Shabnam from the Department of Chemistry and Ms Smitha D’Souza compered the programme.

 

CSE: Faculty Development Program on Machine Learning

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at SJEC organized a Five day FDP on Machine Learning from 23rd July 2018 to 27th July 2018. FDP focused on covering syllabus of Machine Learning and Machine Learning Laboratory as per 2015 CBCS scheme of VTU, Belagavi. Dr A. Venkata Narasimhadhan, Asssistant Professor, NITK was the chief guest for the inaugural of the FDP on 23rd July, 2018 at 9:30 AM in Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall. The FDP was attended by 53 faculty members, out of which 23 members from neighbouring engineering colleges.

The esteemed personalities present at the inauguration are Dr A Venkata Narsimhadhan, Assistant professor, Dept. of Electronics and Communication, NITK, Dr Rio D’Souza, Principal, SJEC, and Dr Sridevi Saralaya, HOD, Dept. of CSE.

Dr Sridevi Saralaya welcomed all the respected dignitaries and the participants, Dr Rio D’Souza florally welcomed the chief guest Dr A. Venkata Narasimhadhan. Ms Sujatha M., Convener of the FDP read the brief schedule of the FDP. Dr Rio D’Souza, principal, SJEC appreciated the program organized by Department of CSE and highlighted the importance of Machine Learning.

The session started with the introduction on Machine Learning and Artificial Neural Networks by Dr A. Venkata Narasimhadhan.

On 24th July, 2018 Dr Deepu Vijayasenan, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electronics and Communication, NITK discussed on Perceptron, Back Propagation Algorithms used in Artificial Networks and Evaluating Hypothesis. He explained the motivation, estimating hypothesis accuracy, basics of sampling theorem, general approach for deriving confidence intervals, difference in error of two hypothesis, comparing learning algorithms.

On 25th July, 2018 Dr Smitha N Pai, Professor, MIT, Manipal was the resource person. She discussed about Bayesian Learning, Instance based learning and Reinforcement Learning. She explained about Bayes theorem, ML and LS error hypothesis, ML for predicting probabilities, MDL principle, Naive Bayes classifier, k-nearest neighbor learning, locally weighted regression, radial basis function, cased-based reasoning, Q Learning.

On 26th July 2018 and 27th July 2018 Dr Thyagaraju G S, Professor and Head, Computer Science and Engineering, SDMIT, Ujire was the resource person. He explained Decision Tree Learning, Machine Learning using Python. He also explained the basics of Python and Machine Learning lab programs.

The FDP ended with the distribution of certificates to the participants by Dr Thagaraju G. S., Professor, SDMIT, Ujire.

The FDP exposed the faculty to emerging area of Machine Learning. The FDP was mainly focused on developing basic understanding of principles of Machine Learning and deriving practical solutions.

ICSC3-2018 - Inaugural

The Inaugural Ceremony of the First International Conference on Smart Computing, Communication and Control (ICSC3-2018) commenced at 10.00 AM on Monday, 11th June 2018, at the Spoorthi Conference Hall, Academic Block-III of St Joseph Engineering College. The conference was jointly hosted by the Departments of CSE, ECE, EEE and MCA. The ceremony began with invocation of the Almighty lead by the college choir. This was followed by the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries and the delegates. The dignitaries on stage included Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director of SJEC and President of the Ceremony, Dr L M Patnaik, Adjunct Professor-IISc and INSA Senior Scientist who was the Chief Guest of the Ceremony, Mr Ramakrishna Bidri, Senior Agile Coach-SWET CoE, Alliance Technology Unit, TCS, Bengaluru, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Asst Director-SJEC and Dr Rio D’Souza, Principal-SJEC. The dignitaries were escorted by the Conference Conveners Mr Shreenath Acharya, Asst Professor, Dept of CSE and Mr Gandhimathinathan A, Asst Professor, Dept of ECC.

Mr Shreenath Acharya delivered the welcome address and introduced the guests to the audience. All the guests and dignitaries on the dais were florally welcomed. This was followed by the Principal, Dr Rio D’Souza addressing the audience. Dr Rio appreciated the effort put in by the conveners and the organizing committee for organizing an International Conference at SJEC. He also said that these are the baby steps we need to take in order to bring quality in the education we deliver.

The Chief Guest, Dr L M. Patnaik along with all the other dignitaries on the dais then, released the conference proceedings. This was followed by the Guest of Honor, Mr Ramakrishna Bidri addressing the audience. In his address, Mr Bidri said how he started his career as a teacher which was his passion. His thirst to explore more in the field of research, lead him to become an agile coach and mentor in software engineering technology. He also said that he was glad to be a part of the conference which enabled him to interact with budding engineers and scientists and reunited him with his passion for teaching.

The Chief Guest, Dr L M. Patnaik in his address, congratulated the management and the organizers for hosting such a wonderful event, which provided a learning platform to young students and faculty members. He was deeply impressed by the achievements of the student community and the college, in spite of coming into existence just 16 years ago. He encouraged conducting more such activities and getting feedback which helps in long term qualitative growth and sustainability of the organization.

The Guest was honor, Mr Ramakrishna Bidri was felicitated by Asst Director, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa with a memento and the Chief Guest, Dr L M. Patnaik was felicitated by Director, Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza with a memento. The Director, Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza in his presidential address appreciated the work put in by the conveners and the organizing committee in successfully organizing the International Conference.  He also acknowledged the contribution made by both Dr L M Patnaik and Mr Ramakrishna Bidri to the society and the industry and thanked them profusely for accepting the invitation and gracing the ceremony.

The audiences were faculty members and final students of SJEC, along with delegates from other institutions, who were given a platform to showcase their research and technical work.

Mr Gandhimathinathan proposed the vote of thanks that marked the end of the Inaugural Ceremony. The Inaugural was compered by Ms Evita Coelho D’Silva, Asst Professor, Dept of CSE. The ceremony was followed by tea break.

The Inaugural was followed by a Keynote Address on Internet of Things (IoT) by Dr L M Patnaik which provided insight to how IoT can be used as a platform to provide automated solutions to socially relevant problems. Dr Patnaik introduced the talk with describing the need for smart computing. He also briefed about the various sensing devices, networking technologies used and future trends in the field of computing and control. Dr Patanik, also spoke about the enormous amount of data generated by the Internet applications, showed the scope of big data analytics, how relevant tools process that data and intelligently manage users’ needs based on such analysis. The keynote address was followed by Q&A session. Dr Patnaik was felicitated and presented with a conference kit by Dr Rio D’Souza. The address was well appreciated by the audience and was followed by lunch.

ICSC3-2018

SJEC hosted its first International Conference on Smart Computing, Communication and Control (ICSC3-2018) on 11th and 12th June 2018. The conference was jointly hosted by the Departments of CSE, ECE, EEE and MCA.

Dr L M Patnaik, Adjunct Professor-IISc and INSA Senior Scientist, graced the inaugural ceremony as Chief Guest. Mr Ramakrishna Bidri, Senior Agile Coach-SWET CoE, Alliance Technology Unit - TCS-Bengaluru was also present on the dais for the event. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director-SJEC, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Asst Director-SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Principal - SJEC, and Conference Conveners, Mr Shreenath Acharya, Asst Professor, Dept of CSE and Mr Gandhimathinathan A, Asst Professor, Dept. of ECE were the other dignitaries on the dais. During the course of the event, the dignitaries’ released the proceedings of the conference.

The Inaugural on the first day was followed by a Keynote Address on Internet of Things (IoT) by Dr L M Patnaik which provided insight to how IoT can be used as a platform to provide automated solutions to socially relevant problems. The afternoon session saw a workshop on Agile Methodologies and SCRUM anchored by Mr Ramakrishna Bidri.

The conference was livened up on the second day with a talk on “Polyglot Approach to Modern System Engineering” by Dr Peter (Pjotr) Kourzanov, Senior Researcher at NXP Semiconductors, Netherlands. This talk had important implications for attempts to build autonomous vehicles and also to encourage Systems Thinking among the students. Dr Kourzanov was accompanied by Mr Oswald Sunil, Architect at NXP Semiconductors, Netherlands.

The conference tracks were as follows:

1. Communication Networks & Internet Technologies

2. Intelligent Systems & Knowledge Management

3. Micro Electronics & VLSI

4. Power Electronic Drives & Energy Management System

5. Smart Environments

 

All in all, 75 papers were shortlisted for oral presentations at ICSC3-2018 and 66 papers were presented in parallel during the conference, across all tracks.

 

Day 1: 11th June 2018

Track: Communication Networks & Internet Technologies

Session: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Venue: Fr Fred Memorial Hall

There were 13 papers that were presented under this track. The judges for this session were, Dr Shreesha Chokkadi, Professor, Department of Instrumentation & Control Engineering, MIT Manipal and Ms Dayakshini, Associate Professor and Head, Department of ECE, SJEC. The best paper award under this track was awarded to the paper titled "Power and Audio Control using Smart Automation", authored by David John Saldanha, Adlen D'Souza, Kottari Ashwini V, Madhushree T Chavan and A Gandhimathinathan, from the Department of ECE, SJEC.

 

Day 2: 12th June 2018

Track: Intelligent Systems & Knowledge Management (1)

Session: 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Venue: Spoorthi Conference Hall 

There were 14 papers that were presented under this track. The judges for this session were, Dr Jyothi Shetty, Professor & Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, NMAMIT, Nitte and Dr Sridevi Saralaya, Associate Professor & Head, Department of CSE, SJEC. The best paper award under this track was awarded to the paper titled “'Remote Patient Health Monitoring System” authored by Murali K A, Abdul Raheem, Kaushik B U, Conred Sequeira and Priya S Miranda, from the Department of CSE, SJEC.

 

Day 2: 12th June 2018

Track: Smart Environments

Session: 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Venue: Bishop Aloysius Paul Conference Hall 

There were 13 papers that were presented under this track. The judges for this session were, Dr Pushparaj Shetty D, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, NITK and Dr Kavitha Mahesh, Associate Professor, Department of CSE, SJEC. The best paper award under this track was awarded to the paper titled “Smart Car” authored by Runa Veigas, Rickson D’Cruz, Shubham Kumar, Ambareesha and Lavina D’Silva, from the Department of CSE, SJEC.

 

Day 2: 12th June 2018

Track: Intelligent Systems & Knowledge Management (2)

Session: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Venue: Bishop Aloysius Paul Conference Hall 

There were 12 papers that were presented under this track. The judges for this session were, Dr Antony P J, Professor & Head, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, AJIET, Mangaluru and Ms Sumangala N, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of MCA, SJEC. The best paper award under this track was awarded to the paper titled “Experimental Characterization of DWT and CS Compression Algorithms for Multi-Resolution ECG Data in WBAN" authored by Rajashekar Kunabeva, Dr Manjunatha P, Kirankumar GH and Komalakumari, from the Department of ISE, GMIT, Davanagere.

 

Day 2: 12th June 2018

Track: Power Electronic Drives and Energy Management System

Session: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Venue: Fr Fred Memorial Hall

There were 13 papers that were presented under this track. The judges for this session were, Dr Nagesh Prabhu, Professor & Head, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, NMAMIT, Nitte and Mr Sathisha K, Assistant Professor, Department of EEE, SJEC. The best paper award under this track was awarded to the paper titled “PCB Printing using Automated PLOED Machine” authored by Winston Vishal D’Souza, Dacklin Prajwal Pinto, Meghna Prakash, Adithi S Rao and Prasad S M, from the Department of ECE, SJEC.

Technova 2018: Project Exhibition

The College-Level Final Year BE Project Exhibition Cum Competition, held on 18 May 2018 to evaluate the final year B.E Projects, began by welcoming the judges in the boardroom at 9:00 am. There were 30 judges, 15 external and 15 internal. The members of the Management, HOD’s of various Engineering Departments and the Coordinators were present.

Mr Joel Antony D'Mello, Coordinator, TECHNOVA- 2018 welcomed the gathering and discussed the evaluation criteria for the projects. The HOD’s of various departments along with the Department coordinators escorted the judges to their respective Departments. A brief inaugural program conducted in the respective departments, where the judges were introduced to the students by the coordinators and welcomed florally, after which the evaluation of the projects were carried out in the various labs. Eight judges evaluated Computer Science & Engineering and Mechanical Engineering projects. Four judges evaluated Civil Engineering and Electrical & Electronics projects. Six judges evaluated the projects of Electronics and Communication Engineering.

A cash prize of Rs 5,000/ for the First prize, Rs 3,000/ for Second Prize and Rs 3,000 for Innovative Project were distributed in their respective Departments.

Total of 143 projects were exhibited and evaluated. The exhibition was kept open for parents and visitors till 5:00 pm.

ISTE-CSE: A talk on Exploring Project Ideas

The ISTE-SJEC Student Chapter conducted a talk on Exploring Project Ideas by Mr Rakesh Joshi, Application Engineer – R & D from Swadeshee, Pangala for the 6th semester CSE students on 4th May 2018 at 2.00 pm in the Spoorthi Hall of Academic Block-III. 

The session commenced with a welcome address by Mr Shreenath Acharya, Faculty Coordinator – ISTE Student Chapter from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering. He introduced the resource person to the audience. The resource person began with introduction of the requirement of a very good project work to enhance the value of the resume in order to get better placements. He also provided various ideas and examples of projects that could be implemented by the students in various topics areas like IoT, Microcontrollers, Cloud Computing, Image processing, Wireless Networks and controlling them through web based UI or Mobile based apps. 

The resource person discussed the importance of project implementation at least with a combination of two different technologies in order to master in two different areas. He also stressed upon carrying out hardware oriented inter-disciplinary projects. Mr Shreenath Acharya presented a memento to the resource person as a token of gratitude for spending his valuable time with the students by providing guidance towards project idea selection and thanked everybody who is involved in making this talk possible.

CSE-CSI: Talk on Wireless Network Security and Cyber Law

The CSI-SJEC Chapter  conducted a talk on  Wireless Network Security and Cyber Law by Mr Gururaj H L, Assistant Professor at VVCE - Mysuru for the  6th semester CSE  SJEC students on 23rd April 2018  at 9.00 am in  the Spoorthi Hall of Academic Block-III. 

The session commenced with a welcome address by Ms Fiona Saldanha, Member of CSI Association. Mr Manjesh, President of CSI-SJEC Chapter introduced the resource person to the audience. Dr Sridevi Saralaya, HOD of CSE welcomed the resource person.The resource person began the first session with an introduction on Wireless LAN. He also briefed about the different security methods, viruses, worms, trojans and also about the SAML language. 

The second session continued with an introduction on cyber law. The resource person discussed the importance of knowing cyberspace, cybercrime and cyber law with the students. Mr Raghavendra and Mr. Nihal, 3rd year students expressed their feedback about the talk. Mr Sunil Kamath, Assistant Professor, Department of CSE, presented a memento to the resource person for his good work. The session concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms. Fiona Saldanha, Member of CSI-SJEC association.

CSE-IEEE: ART OF WRITING A RESEARCH PAPER

IEEE SJEC Student Branch & Department of Computer Science and Engineering in association with Research and Consultancy (R&C), M.I.T, Manipal, organized a one-day Workshop on Art of Writing a Research Paper, for the B.E Students of SJEC, on 28 March 2018.

The Workshop included a Hands-on session and expert lectures by Dr Manohara Pai M M, Associate Director (R&C), MIT - Manipal, Dr Manjunath K N, Assistant Professor Sr Scale - Dept. of CSE, MIT - Manipal, and Dr Ujjwal Verma, Assistant Professor - Dept. of ECE, MIT - Manipal.

The formal inaugural was held at 10:30 AM, in the Spoorthi Hall of Academic Block 3. Welcoming the Chief Guest and other dignitaries, Dr Sridevi Saralaya, HOD Department of Computer Science and Engineering, explained the need for proper guidance to carry out effective research. Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal, SJEC addressed the gathering and pointed out the need for quality and perfection in research papers. The Chief Guest Dr Manohara Pai M M delivered his address by stating the relevance of writing a research paper with high technical qualities. He also spoke about his love for students and how they can achieve milestones with a little encouragement. In his presidential address, Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director, SJEC, congratulated Dr Pai, for his career and research achievements. He also appreciated the IEEE Student Branch for organizing this workshop. Mr Keith Raymond Fernandes, Asst. Professor Department of ECE, SJEC and IEEE SJEC Student Branch Counsellor extended the Vote of Thanks.

The first session in the morning  was conducted by  Dr Manohara Pai on the topics ‘Research Familiarization and its Necessity’, and ‘Technical Paper Organization Know How’. Dr Pai  was generous and expressive with his ideas, and made sure that the session was interactive. Through his knowledge and life experiences Dr Pai conveyed the importance of research in personal and professional development. Participants were also introduced to the format of writing and publishing a research paper.

In the second session at 12:45 PM, Dr Manjunath K N introduced the audience to the topic ‘Publication Process of a Research Paper’. Various review processes required for scientific quality management of a paper were described in this session. While explaining the publication process, Dr Manjunath shed light on numerous areas, including - What to publish, Where to publish, When to publish and How to publish. This Session was interesting as it involved the technicality behind the paper publication.

Dr Ujjwal Verma, in his session at 1:35 PM, dealt with the ‘Ethical Issues Faced by Researchers’ including fabrication, falsification and plagiarism. This information was new to the participants as it had more relevance in producing an appreciable high quality paper. Students were given enough opportunities to interact with the resource persons and clarify their doubts.

The afternoon session of the workshop was held at 2:40 PM in Sophia Chamber Academic Block 3. Initially the students were given a quiz which included topics covered in the morning sessions. The students with similar field of interests were then paired up to proceed with the hands-on session. The hands-on session involved writing a review paper on few research papers based previosulg shared with the participants based on their topics of interest. All the teams could actively participate in the hands-on, as they were introduced to the research papers in advance. Within 2 hours the teams could completed their review papers which were as per IEEE standards. The last session of the day was taken by Dr Manohara Pai and was focussed on the Intellectual Property Rights.

Mr Klevin from CSE dept. and Ms Shradha from ECE dept. shared their experiences in the feedback session. Dr Manohara Pai also shared his experience with the students and encouraged them to achieve more. Dr Sridevi Saralaya, HOD, from CSE honoured the invitees with memento. The Workshop was ended at 5:45 PM, preceded by the photo session.    

CSE – IGNITE: An Introduction to Computer Science Tools and Techniques

‘CSE-Ignite’, a one-day workshop on ‘Introduction to Computer Science Tools and Techniques’ was organized by the Computer Society Chapter, IEEE SJEC student branch  for  the first year students of St Joseph Engineering College on 24th of March, 2018. The workshop was conducted keeping in mind the current state of the professional world and the various technologies that are prevalent. The talk aimed to enable the entire attendees gauge what disciplines they should be proficient in to pursue any particular field in the industry.

The workshop comprised of two sessions. Students from 3rd year CSE, SJEC shed light on the concepts of different Computer Science tools and techniques in the first session, followed by a hands-on session on Arduino programming.

The attendees were welcomed by Ms Michelle Rosario, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering at SJEC. She also introduced the speakers of the initial session of the workshop; followed by a brief introduction to IEEE and Computer Society, SJEC chapter by Ms Joslin D’cunha.

The first session brought to light the various facets of Computer Science and the associated concepts that students might require to be acquainted with to cultivate an active interest in their respective fields of study. Various topics such as Web technologies and databases by Ms Jyothy Miranda, Machine learning by Mr Raghavendra Bhat S., Cloud Computing by Ms Joslin D’Cunha, Artificial Intelligence by Mr Carlton Rodrigues and Mr Alston D’souza, and Internet of Things by Mr Prajwal D’Cunha were covered during the first session. The student participants were extremely responsive and participated in the session actively.

The hands-on training session on Arduino programming was included so as to allow attendees to obtain the basic knowledge and cultivate interest in IOT, a field that has been gaining traction due to recent technological advancements.The second session was conducted by Ms Pramila M., Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SJEC and Ms Supreetha R, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SJEC. The hands-on session included various experiments using Arduino and sensors.

There was an enthusiastic response from the first year students of all branches, from which 78 students took part. This workshop helped the students gain knowledge of different technologies that are causing a revolution in the present technological world. It also helped students to get different project ideas, widen their horizons and introduced them to various fields present in the industry.

CSE - IEEE : Hands-on Workshop on Android Application Development

The IEEE SJEC Student Branch, Computer Society Chapter organised a hands-on workshop on ‘Android Application Development’ by Mr. Royden Rego and his team of 3rd year CSE students which included Prajwal D'Cunha, Rigel Rego, Arun Patil, Sachin Poojary, Siddesha, Pranav, Abhinandan Ghosh and Jyothy Miranda.

The workshop was conducted in two phases. Phase 1 was conducted on 24th March 2018 from 9:15 AM to 5:00 PM for the 4th semester students of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SJEC which involved 110 participants. Phase 2 of the workshop was conducted on 28th March 2018 for all branches of our college and external participants from neighboring colleges which included students from Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management and Srivinas Institute of Technology forming a total of 60 participants.

A brief report of the proceedings during both these days is as follows:
Dr. Sridevi Saralya, Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, welcomed the students to the workshop and introduced the team of 3rd year CSE Students who were organizing the workshop. Mr. Royden Rego is a founder of two software companies, Softrixz and TechShaadi. He and his team designed the official app for the Tiara 2018. Dr. Sridevi Saralaya encouraged the participants to utilize the opportunity to the fullest and congratulated the 3rd year student on their initiative to organise this workshop.

The entire workshop was divided into three session. Session 1 was a theory session conducted from 9:30 AM to 10:30AM. Mr. Royden and Mr. Rigel introduced the audience to the basics of Application Development using Android Studio. They also demonstrated how to install Android Studio for Windows and gave a tour of the Interface. The participants were also familiarized with concepts of Activities and Lifecycle of Activities.

Session 2 was a practical session conducted from 10:45 AM to 1:00 PM. In the Computer Science Laboratories, the team of third years helped the participants set up Android Studio on the devices. They taught the participants how to use and manipulate the properties of the Widgets such as text view, buttons, edit text, image view, progress bar using XML code. Layouts for the user interface were discussed. A java code for creating references, setting background color and text to buttons etc. were explained. With this as the base, a basic login page was designed and the application run on android phones.

Session 3 was a practical session conducted from 1:45 PM to 5:00 PM. During the afternoon session, more functionality was added to the basic login page by using ClickListener and Toast functions. After this, a new Activity was created, and the participants were introduced to the Basics of Intent and passing messages from one Activity to another. The concept of log and lists were introduced.Using the concepts learned throughout the day the participants designed a simple to-do list application. 


The team of 3rd years were engaging, eager to help, quick to answer questions and clarify doubts. At the end of the workshop the organisers announced that a competition on designing a better to-do list application would be held and participants can submit their apps to them for valuation. The participants were also informed about IEEE MAD-C competition and were encouraged to participate in it. . The workshop concluded at 5:00 PM.


EDC-CSE: Talk on Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering organized a talk on Entrepreneur on March 23rd 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in Spoorthi Hall. The Resource Persons were Mr Gopalakrishna Bhat Kakunje, CEO and Managing Director from Kakunje Software Private Ltd, Mangaluru and Ms Namitha Bhat, Software Developer, Kakunje Software Private Ltd, Mangaluru.

The Talk was organized for the 8th semester CSE students and 4th semester MCA students. The programme was aimed at providing information about Entrepreneurship and the steps used to be a successful entrepreneur.

The Programme started at 11:00 am. Ms Tanya Navas and Samantha D Sequeira, students of 8th semester CSE were the Master of Ceremony of the function. Dr Sridevi Saralaya, HOD, Department of CSE and Ms Sunitha Guruprasad, Assistant Professor in the Department of CSE, welcomed the Guests. Without any further delay, the speaker Ms Namitha Bhat started her session. She gave information about Entrepreneurship and the benefits of becoming an entrepreneur. Mr Gopalakrishna Bhat gave detailed information about Starting a Start-Up IT company in India. He spoke about his own experiences of starting a company which included, Infrastructure Management, Financial Management, Employee Management, Marketing Management, Client Management and Project Development Management. He also spoke about Licenses and Copyrights and the facilities available from Government to start a company.

The session was very informative & all students appreciated the programme.

The session concluded at 1:00 pm. Around 150 students participated in the programme. The EDC Committee member-SJEC, Ms Sunitha Guruprasad, Assistant Professor in the Department of CSE coordinated the programme. Mr Gopalakrishna Bhat Kakunje and Ms Namitha Bhat were felicitated with college memento as a token of appreciation.

IUCEE - IIEECP Pre-Certification Workshop

A Three-day Pre-Certification Workshop for IUCEE International Engineering Education Certification Program (IIEECP) was organized for the faculty of Engineering Colleges by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering from March 06, 2018 to March 08, 2018. While the Certification Program (IIEECP) is designed and offered by IUCEE in 3 phases, to address the need for teaching skills and their certification, the phase-1 constituting of 3-day hands-on face-to-face workshop, was hosted in the SJEC campus. The resource person for the event was Dr Archana Mantri, Pro Vice Chancellor, Chitkara University, Punjab, India who is one of the renowned OBE leaders and a global expert in Engineering education.

The workshop was formally inaugurated in the Bethania Hall at 9:00 AM. Dr Archana Mantri, graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Rev. Fr Rohit D’Costa, Assistant Director-SJEC and Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC were the Guests of Honour. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director-SJEC presided over the function. Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice-Principal-SJEC, Dr Sridevi Saralaya, HOD-CSE and Dr Kavitha K Mahesh, Convener were present on the dais.

Chief Guest, Dr Archana Mantri in her address highlighted the course of workshop and welcomed all the faculty participants to the Pre-Certification Workshop. In his Presidential address, Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, stressed the importance of teamwork and the benefits that one gets to experience in such learning platforms as the IUCEE workshops. While providing a brief overview of the objectives and motto of IIEECP, he spoke of its relevance in improving the quality in Engineering Education. Dr Kavitha Mahesh, Coordinator of the workshop proposed the vote of thanks.

The Three Day Pre-Certification Workshop comprised of three sessions on each day from 9:30 AM -11:AM, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM and from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, post lunch-break. 31 faculty members of SJEC and 1 from neighbouring institution actively participated in workshop. The session on first day began with the introduction of the workshop learning objectives, outline and participant’s expectations by the resource person. Further, Dr Archana Mantri discussed about the common classroom problems, the need to know the Millennium Learner-The Student and thereon elaborated on the Student’s Learning Styles. The session enabled the participants to introspect on their personal teaching styles and further get to know on how misalignment between the students’ learning styles and teacher’s teaching style affect class environment. Focus of the rest of her talk was in motivating the faculty members on the need to shift from being a good teacher to a facilitator. Elements of Course planning, Design Backwards vs Backward Design were other topics addressed on first day of the workshop. 

Sessions on the second day focused on Reviewing Bloom’s taxonomy and engaged participants in revisiting/rewriting Course Learning Objectives. The resource person shared valuable insights with the participants on Planning Effective Instruction through mechanisms such as Promoting active learning in regular  / large classes, collaborative interventions – PBL etc. While engrossing the participants in re-planning their respective courses, the resource person illustrated the importance of choosing best pedagogical practices suiting each course.

 

Importance of assessments and evaluation, strategies for their effective implementation were the topics of interest on the third day.  Dr Archana Mantri provided inputs on class assessments and preparation of study guide. Practice Session on writing questions items – Essay Type and Multiple Choice Creating Rubric and providing constructive feedback followed.

 

The Phase-1 of the IIEECP Pre-Certification Workshop concluded with an informal valedictory function held at 3:30 PM in Bethania Hall on the third day. 

TIARA-2018

The  National Level Tech Fest TIARA-2018 was held on the 21st  and 22nd  February 2018 at St Joseph Engineering College, Mangaluru. TIARA-2018  was inaugurated at the Kalam Auditorium of SJEC. Mr Ivan Fernandes,  Managing Director and Promoter of Regent Technologies, Dubai and  Mangalore Internet City Pvt Ltd. was the Chief Guest of the  programme. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, principal, SJEC welcomed the  gathering and introduced the chief guest.

Ivan  Fernandes in his address complimented the students for developing the  innovative inaugural

contraptions  and mentioned that India, being a country of youngsters, its future  depended on the

achievements  of present day youngsters. He called modern day India as a land of  opportunities and spoke about how young entrepreneurs are elevating  their life style with innovation and creativity. He spoke of how  India could assume the role of a leader in technology. He highlighted  few areas such as environmental solutions, sustainable energy,  banking and finance, healthcare, artificial intelligence, and life  sciences that holds potential for growth and mass impact.  Congratulating the students in showing interest to participate in the  various technical events, he hoped that the fest would help them  develop innovations for tomorrow. He asked the students to have big  goals, plan well, and work without fear and with passion.

Fr  Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, director, SJEC, presided over the ceremony  and in his presidential address highlighted the need to use  technology wisely and to use technology to bring about harmony and  peace. Highlighting the colossal damage to life style by technology,  he requested the students to keep an eye over the ill effects of  technology.

Fr  Rohith D’Costa, assistant director, SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza,  vice-principal, SJEC, along with the conveners of the fest, Franco  Menezes and Reshma K J, were present on the dais. The two-day fest  witnessed the participation of students from across the region in a  series of technical events displaying their technical skills and  competencies.


Department  of Computer Science and Engineering:

The  Department of CSE conducted five events.


PAPYRUS  – PAPER PRESENTATION ON INNOVATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY


20  teams participated in the paper presentation competition PAPYRUS.


Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Adikeshavamurthy and Sachin who presented on the topic-  Network Based Severity Prediction System for Potato- Alvas College of  Engineering, Moodabidri.

2nd  place - Shraddha Kamath who presented on the topic-Bat Algorithm  Scheduling Workflow Application in Cloud- Canara Engineering College,  Mangaluru.


EXODIA  – MEGA EVENT

The  mega event EXODIA consisted of 4 rounds which included quiz, treasure  hunt, memory test, and games.


Winners  of the event:

1stplace: AdithyaShetty, DeekshithRaj, AmithD’Silva from Alva's Institute  of Engineering &  Technology,  Moodabidri

2nd  place: NikithaShetty, Rakshitha, Rajarajeshwari from Alva's Institute  of Engineering &  Technology,  Moodabidri


ENIGMA-TECHNICAL  EVENT

The  technical event ENIGMA consisted of 3 rounds which included coding,  technical questionnaire and treasure hunt.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Rakshith and Achal from Mangalore Institute of Technology &  Engineering

2nd  place: Pratibha and Adline from St Joseph Engineering College


BLACK  HAWKS – SEMI TECHNICAL EVENT

The  event consisted of 3 rounds which tested the teamwork, effective  communication capability and the ability to solve mysterious cases.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: AkarshD’Mello, Sahana  M Angadi, Yuktha Raman GU from St  Joseph Engineering College, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Arjun Nayak, Reuben Sequeira, Shreya RK from St Joseph  Engineering College, Mangaluru


COUNTER  STRIKE

The  event tested the gaming skills of the participants.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Shobith Shetty, Gowtham, Athish Shetty, Shravan Shetty and  Sushanth Kotian

2nd  place - Nahid, Harshith, Sandeep, Masood and Vinay


Department  of Electrical and Electronics

The  Department of E&E conducted 6 events.

THE  JOURNAL

This  was a technical paper presentation event. The topic for the paper  presentation was ‘Recent Trends in Electrical and Electronics  Technology’. This event focused on bringing out the research and  presenting skills of the engineering students and enabling them to  learn new concepts, which are beyond the syllabus. Some of the topics  presented in this event were solar rains, smart quills, lifi,  nanotube fountain pen, wireless power transmission etc.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Mr Mohammed Arfa & Mr Mohammed Shehzan, AITM ,Bhatkal

2nd  place - Ms  Athira Lakshman SIT, Valachil


INQUISITION

This  was a quiz event. This event aimed at testing the knowledge of the  students on various topics and in various fields.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Mr. SundeepKamath, Mr. VedanthShenoy & Mr. Nirbhay,Canara  Engineering College, Benjanpadavu,  Mangaluru

2nd  place - Mr.  Karan Gupta , Mr. Garry Leroy Pinto &Sujay L Karinja, SJEC,  Mangaluru

 

RACE  YOUR RC’S (MEGA EVENT)

Race  your RC’s is the mega event of Electrical and Electronics  Department. This event is a remote controlled car-racing event in  which the participants fabricate their own car or use a readymade car  and race it against time. This event brings out the ability of the  students to design their own car and encourages teamwork.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Mr Rajath C Kotekar,Shrinivas School of Engineering, Mukka

2nd  place - Mr   Rahul S, Varun Urs &Glenn Shawn, SJEC Mangaluru

 

BOT  HOCKEY

Bot  Hockey is an exciting event featuring bots, which play hockey and try  to score maximum goals to win the event. Teamwork is put to test in  this event.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place – Mr IrfanAziz  & Mr Adham Noushad , KVG , Sullia

2nd  place – Mr Jevish  Fernandes , Mr Zayan Azad  and Mr Alstan Lewis, SJEC, Mangaluru


PICK  MIX FIX

Pick  Mix Fix was a semi technical event. This event aimed to test the  technical and logical skills of the participating teams as well as  their creativity.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place -  Krishna Ganapathy, Richard mannil Thomas & Nihaad  Mohammed, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place - Asheeq Khalid, Achyuth Diwaker & Karthik M, SJEC,  Mangaluru


SECONDS  OF SURVIVAL

This  event was a series of time management challenge. This event focused  on testing the team spirit and time management qualities of the  students.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Akhil Nair &  Darshan Ail, SIT, Mangaluru

2nd  place - Akash Lobo & Chirag I P, SJEC, Mangaluru


Department  of Electronics and Communication Engineering

The  Department of E&C conducted 5 events.

ANVESHA

This  was a technical paper presentation competition.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Sneha G N, Varshita P J (Alvas Institute of engineering and  technology)

2nd  place: Chaithanya S P, Haripriya R (Alvas Institute of engineering  and technology)


CRAZIOSTACKERS

The  event was semitechnical. The event consisted of 3 rounds which  included audio-visual questions, mathematical puzzles, general  knowledge and aptitude questions and a task, minute to minute task,  technical and memory games.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Mr Sai Sagar and team, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place – Mr Ashish Bellur and team, SJEC, Mangaluru


TECH-KNACK

The  event consisted of 3 rounds which tested the participant’s  observation skills and knowledge on digital logic and coding.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place – Ms Akshatha and team, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place – Mr  Shrijith P and team, SJEC, Mangaluru

 

LOOP  HOLE

The  event consisted of 3 rounds which included general knowledge quiz,  fun tasks and treasure hunt.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Mr Sandeep and team, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place - Mr Darrel and team, SJEC, Mangaluru


aMAZEing  (MEGA EVENT)

Winners  of the event:

1st  place - Mr Vrashab R, Mr Winston Joel Sequeira, Mr Wilton Daniel  Pinto, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place - Mr Akshay Kumar  and team, SJEC, Mangaluru

 

Department  of Basic Science

The  Department of Basic Science conducted 6 events.

TATVA

The  event was based on the principles of Physics consisting 4 rounds.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Chetan Pinto, Ms Chrystle Pinto, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Mr Raghavendra Bhat, Mr Siddhartha N, SJEC, Mangaluru


CHEMSTORM


This was a  project/model exhibition based on the theme “Science (Chemistry)  and Society”.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Deepak Nayak, Mr Yahya Asadi, SMVITM, Bantakal

2nd  place: Mr Aldrich Rasquinha, Mr Bryan Caldeira, Mr Winston Pais  ,SJEC, Mangaluru


CHEMHUNT


This  was a treasure hunt event, which started from the chemistry lab, and  the hunt ended in the sports field finding the treasure.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Royston D’Cunha, Mr Naveen Fernandes, Mr Prajwal UK,  SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Ms Katherine D’Souza, Ms Deeksha Rao, Ms Melanie D’Souza,  SJEC, Mangaluru


MATHART


This  was a Collage competition.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place – Ms Deekshtha,Ms Christal Lobo, Ms Greshal Shalma,  SJEC,Mangaluru

2nd  place –Ms Jaahnavi, Ms Elrica Neha Costa and Mr Jonathan Dsa  SJEC,Mangaluru


CHANAKYA (Mega  event – Quiz)

This  event tested the knowledge of the participants in Physics, Chemistry,  Mathematics, general knowledge, Current Affairs and engineering  field.

 

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Mohammad Sinan A S & Mr Sumanth Pai, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Ms Zian Shafi & Ms Sharanya P, SJEC, Mangaluru


PRAYATNA

This  was a paper presentation competition.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Astrid Jane Fernandes, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Mr Akash Lobo G, SJEC, Mangaluru



Department  of MBA:

The  Department of Master of Business Administration conducted 3 events.


NEURON

The  event consisted of 3 rounds which included defending the  personalities given to them, creating their own product and promoting  it on Facebook and stress interview.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Ms Nishmitha Menezes, SDM College, Mangalore

2nd  place: Mr Adriel Fernandez  of SJEC, Mangaluru


NEBULUS

The  event consisted of 3 rounds which included face painting on the theme  “Global Warming”, making a short film on the theme TIARA-2018 and  presenting a PPT on a product.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Adarsh M P and Mr Rohith K, SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Ms Tasniya and Ms Swathi M.S, SJEC, Mangaluru



NEXUS

The  event consisted of 3 rounds which included solving puzzles, guessing  the correct answer by connecting pictures, treasure hunt.

Winners  of the event:

1st  place: Mr Mythri & Ms Reena dsouza ,SJEC, Mangaluru

2nd  place: Ms Ashwika D.K. and Ms Nidhi S, SJEC, Mangaluru



Department  of Civil Engineering

The  Department of Civil Engineering conducted 4 events.


CENTRE  LINE MARKING

The  technical event was open for civil engineering students each team  with three participants. They were asked to mark the centre line on  the ground for the given plan. Judgement was based on the accuracy,  time taken and for the neatness.


Winners  of the event:

First  Place: Mr Jagadeesh, Mr Damodar Shenoy and Mr Rakshith R Shetty of  AIET Moodbidri

Second  Place: Mr Praveen S, Mr Thanesh Shetty and Mr Ashwath H of SSE Mukka


CID  (CIVIL INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT)


The  event had two rounds, which included puzzles and solving a crime  scene.

Winners  of the event:

First  Place: Ms B Ishwarya, Mr Sayed Aseem and Mr Mohammed Salman Kachhi of  SJEC, Mangaluru

Second  Place: Mr Melroy D'Souza, Mr Madhusudhan and Mr Akarsh of SJEC,  Mangaluru


INNOVATIVE  MIND

This  was a paper presentation on the topic environmental aspects in  engineering or smart city.

Two-day workshop on ‘Machine Learning and Big data Analytics’ by IEEE SJEC Student Branch and Department of CSE

A two-day workshop on ‘Machine Learning and Big data Analytics’ was organized by the IEEE SJEC student branch and Department of Computer Science, SJEC for the students of St. Joseph Engineering College on 8th & 9th of February, 2018. Dr. Radhika M. Pai, Professor, Department of Information and Communication Technology, MIT Manipal and Mrs. Girija Attigeri, Assistant Professor - Senior Scale, MIT Manipal were the resource persons of the workshop.

Dr. Radhika M. Pai with 25 years of teaching experience and expertise in pattern recognition, Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing along with Mrs.Girija Attigeri, who has teaching experience of 12 years and skills of data science, data analytics, machine learning helped students gain knowledge on the most trending topics in Computer Science.

The workshop was inaugurated in the Spoorthi Hall of Academic Block 3 at 9:00 AM. The inaugural function commenced with a prayer song and lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries.  Dr.Sridevi Saralaya, HOD, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SJEC welcomed the gathering and introduced the resource persons.  Dr. Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal, SJEC briefed about the application of machine learning and big data analytics and how it has gained its popularity in the recent times. The Chief Guest, Dr. Radhika M. Pai delivered her address by stating that machine learning and AI concepts have been in existence since the 1960’s but has only recently gained popularity due to advancements in computing and hardware technologies. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director, SJEC addressed the gathering and inspired students to keep learning and gaining knowledge. He also appreciated the work of IEEE in conducting these kinds of workshops which helps the students to gain practical knowledge of current technologies. Mr. Keith Raymond Fernandes, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication, SJEC and IEEE SJEC Student Branch Counsellor proposed the vote of thanks.

The two day workshop comprised of two sessions on both the days. The resource persons shed lights on the concepts of Machine learning and its types on the first session followed by a hands-on session on R programming during the second session of first day.Various topics pertaining to machine learning were also covered, the different algorithms like K-means, regression analysis helped the students to gain better understanding about the topic. The students were challenged with a set of practical exercises based on R programming at the end of the first day. Mr Raghavendra from 3rd year CSE was the winner of the competition.

On the second day, the first session focussed on understanding “Big Data” and its types and the second session enabled the students to learn about Hadoop, a software framework for distributed processing of large datasets across large clusters of computers. Dr.Radhika M. Pai also discussed about Apache Pig, Apache Hive and RHadoop.

The valedictory function started with Ms Maria Vaz of third year E&C and Mr Siddharth of third year CSE sharing their experiences of the two-day workshop and how they benefitted from it. Dr. Radhika M. Pai addressed the students congratulating them on their active participation and she hoped that the sessions had given them useful insights on the topics of machine learning and big data analytics and hoped that they would now be interested to carry out projects in these fields.

 

AURORA - 2017

The student association CIPHER of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering organized an Intradepartmental fest 'AURORA' on November 4th, 2017. The fest comprised of three events - Technical, Semi technical, Non-technical.


Technical events - Poster presentation and 'Game of Codes'

Poster presentation:
The participants were asked to prepare a poster presentation on any technology of their choice. Mr Sreenath Acharya and Mr Sunil Kamath, Assistant Professors in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering judged the competition. Mr Nikitha and Ms Riona won the competition for their presentation on 'Iris Scanner'.

Game of codes:
The event consisted three rounds which comprised of a Quiz, Solving technical crosswords, Debugging the code given, Technical treasure hunt and Programming. Mr Raghavendra Bhat, Mr Prajwal D'Cunha and Mr Royden Rego of third year won the competition.

Semi technical event - 'Tech Roadies'

The event consisted three rounds - Crossword on general topics, Dinchak hunt (Treasure hunt), Break up (Arrange the jumbled code). Mr Shravan Baliga, Mr Preetham Rai, Mr Nigel D'Costa won the competition.

Non-technical event - 'Counter Strike 1.6'

A non-technical event 'Counter Strike 1.6' was held. Mr Anoop, Mr Mcanroe, Mr Merwin, Ms Lasya Hegde, Mr Rufford of final year won the competition.
















Webinar on "Python-The language of tomorrow"

A webinar on "Python-The language of tomorrow" was organized on 7th October 2017 in Sophia Chamber of Academic Block-III for the third year Computer Science and Engineering students by CIPHER, the student association of CSE. The webinar was conducted by Mr Deepak Singh, a core member of the Monkfox team.


Monkfox is a startup company founded by a group of IITians and works in the domain of education. Monkfox conducts workshops and training on various technologies for engineering students and faculty. 

The webinar highlighted the need of Python programming language, it's history, features, advantages, why is Python the language of tomorrow and areas of the IT industry that use Python. Mr Singh also gave ideas regarding the final year projects that can be carried out using Python. The webinar ended with a brief question and answer session.

CSE: Engineers' Day Celebration 2017

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering celebrated the Engineers’ Day - 2017 on 27th September 2017. Four events were conducted as part of the celebrations: Paper Presentation, Technical Event (Think.Predict.Code), Non-technical event (EXPODIAN), Semi-Technical event (TECH-TANA-TAN). The Details of the events are provided below.

Paper Presentation

The program began with a welcome speech. Mr Prathviraj, Assistant Professor-CSE and Ms Sridevi Saralaya, Associate Professor - CSE were the judges of the competition. There were a total of 9 teams that participated and the topic given was 'New technology related to Computer Science'. All the teams showed great enthusiasm and performed well. The winners were Ms Nasil Saniyah and Ms Archana KL of II year CSE and the second prize was bagged by Ms Mranali and Ms Merin of II year CSE.

THINK.PREDICT.CODE

The technical event Think.Predict.Code gave a platform to students to exhibit their technical knowledge in Computer Science and also gave an opportunity for the students to interact with each other, Teams of maximum three members were accepted. The event was held at Room No. 3603 from 2.00p.m. to 5.00 p.m. 19 teams participated in the event. The event consisted of 3 rounds. In the first round a set of 20 questions were given related to the Computer Science field. 16 Teams moved on to the second round. In the second round a set of 15 questions of C/Java code were given where the teams had to predict the output, 10 teams moved to the 3rd round. In the last round, the teams had to code in C/Java. The first place was bagged by Mr Hansen D’silva, Mr Harold, Mr Balasubramanian 4th Year - CSE and the second place was bagged by MsJoslinD’cunha, MrRaghavendra and Mr Prajwal 3rd Year – CSE. Mrs RenukaTantry and Mrs Pramila, Asst. Professor of CSE Department handed over the Certificates to the winners.

EXPODIAN

Expodian was a mega event and also a non technical event, it consisted of three rounds. This was an event with each team having four members in them. Students of first, second and third year participated in the event.

First round was a quiz in which 32 teams participated. Each team had to answer 20 multiple choice questions based on logical reasoning, general knowledge and Math. They were given 20 minutes to answer them. 12 teams were qualified for the next round. The qualified teams were about to find the treasure that was a way to the last round of this event. Treasure Hunt had 6 clues which were all around the campus. The teams had to solve the riddles which were the clues and go to that location and get another clue. Out of 12 teams 6 were selected for the next round.

Stress interview was the last round in which the teams were asked to select one representative who will be facing the interview. These 6 representatives were given few questions which they had to answer and based on these answers they were interviewed. Dr Binu K.G., Associate Professor  -  Mechanical Engineering Department and Mr Gerald Fernandes, Assistant Professor - Computer Science Department were the judges who interviewed the participants.

First place was bagged by Mr Vishal, Ms Siya, Mr Floyd and Mr Suhas of 1st year G section who were given away their certificates and prize by Dr Binu K G. Second place was bagged by Mr Ranson, Mr Ravi, Mr Royson and Mr Sagar of 1st year B section and their prize and certificates were given away by Ms Anusha MM of Computer Science Department.

TECH-TANA-TAN

The semi-technical event of the Engineers’ Day 2017, Tech-Tana-Tan, was conducted on 27th September 2017. The event encompassed technical aspects like the knowledge of prominent technology personalities, typing ability and general computer knowledge along with non-technical topics which included current affairs, famous brands and trademarks and a common knowledge of the college and its facilities.

The first round was called QuizUp which saw twenty-six teams of three participants each, participate in a quiz whose questions tested their general knowledge and awareness. Fifteen teams moved on to the next round, named Fastest-Finger-First where one member of each team was tested on their tying abilities and once the first phase of the round was completed, the entire team had to answer questions whose answers were hidden in a daily newspaper. The final round saw the final five teams run around on a treasure hunt, ultimately arriving at a laboratory where team members were made to type out a simple message based on the clues found out during the hunt on a desktop whose display was flipped and on keyboards whose keys had been switched up. The round was rightly called Flip-It-2-Win-It.

Ms Vaishnavi and team of Fifth Semester computer Science won the first prize, writing the passage the quickest, followed closely by Mr Nigel and team who bagged the second prize.

 

CSE: CIPHER AND CSI INAUGURAL 2017-18

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering at SJEC inaugurated the activities of their Department Students Association CIPHER and CSI-SJEC Chapter for the academic year 2017-2018 on 18th September 2017 at 11.00 a.m., in the Kalam Auditorium of Academic Block–II.

The inaugural function was compered by Ms. Lasya Hegde and the event commenced by calling upon the College Choir to invoke God’s blessings through a prayer song which was then followed by a Welcome Dance. A power point presentation of the Annual Report of CIPHER 2016-2017 was presented to the gathering. Dr Udaya Kumar Reddy, Professor and Head of Department of Computer Science and Engineering at NMAMIT -Nitte was the Chief Guest of the programme. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director–SJEC presided over the function. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director-SJEC and Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC, were the Guests of Honour. Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal & HOD- CSE, M. Smitha V George, Staff Coordinator-CIPHER, Ms Renuka Tantry, Staff coordinator-CSI, Ms Deeksha S Alva, President-CIPHER, Mr Manjesh Guluwadi, President-CSI, were also present on the dais.

Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal & HOD-CSE welcomed the dignitaries and introduced the Chief Guest to the gathering after which the programme was inaugurated by lighting the lamp. The Chief Guest inaugurated CIPHER Association for the year 2017-18 innovatively by displaying the word CIPHER via an App developed by 3rd and 4th year students on a rotating LED display based on the concept of Arduino and POV which was then followed by the display of CSI plaque to symbolically inaugurate the CSI Student Chapter of SJEC. The roadmaps of activities planned by CIPHER and CSI for the current academic year were presented by Ms Deeksha S Alva, President-CIPHER and Mr Manjesh Guluwadi, President-CSI, respectively. Mr Shawn D’Souza, Secretary-CIPHER read out the names of meritorious students for their outstanding performance in the previous year and also the Faculty achievers, who were then honoured by the Chief Guest. Students who came up with most creative masquerades and those who technically described themselves innovatively were honoured too. Principal, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis addressed the gathering with his inspiring words and congratulated the students for securing good results each year. The Chief Guest, Dr Udaya Kumar Reddy encouraged the students to participate in a variety of competitions and tech-fests and procure experiential learning in the form of projects and internships. He described the importance of Computer Science as a profession. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director-SJEC delivered the Presidential address wherein he motivated the students to focus on their goal and reach greater heights. The honourable Chief Guest was felicitated with a memento presented by Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza. The formal event concluded with the Vote of Thanks delivered by Ms Fiona Saldanha, Vice President - CIPHER, followed by the College Anthem.

An informal function was conducted by 3rd and 4th year students to welcome the 2nd Year students into the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Games were conducted for students and faculty as well. The CIPHER inaugural function concluded with a flash mob act followed by baila. 

CSE-CIPHER: ESR Activity - Visit to Orphanage

CIPHER the Students’ Association of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at SJEC visited Bhagini Samaj Orphanage, Jeppu – Mangalore on 29th July 2017.

Mr Prathviraj N and Ms Pramila R.M., Coordinators of CIPHER handed over clothes, stationary items and an amount of ₹ 5130/- to the institution for the betterment of its inmates. The amount was collected by CIPHER through the Departmental Stall of TIARA 2017. 

NCSCC-17: Tutorial on IoT and Smart Environments by TCS at SJEC

A tutorial on Internet of Things IoT and Smart Environments by TCS – Bengaluru was organised at SJEC. The tutorial was part of the ongoing Two Days National Conference on Smart Computing and Control NCSCC-17. The tutorial was delivered by Dr Bighnaraj Panigrahi, Scientist at TCS Innovation Labs – Bengaluru. Internet of Things IoT is a widely applicable concept revolutionizing human interactions with the world around. It is a worldwide network of interconnected objects, uniquely addressable based on standard communication protocols. Dr Panigrahi explained the basic technology behind IoT and offered insights into IoT’s potential applications and research avenues that could be pursued at SJEC. Considering the recent initiative of Mangalore being declared India’s Start-up district by the GOI, IoT offers great opportunity for the young graduates at SJEC and Mangalore in general to develop innovations that will help Mangalore truly become a Smart City.

Dr Panigrahi began by describing the Internet of Things IoT as the next in line following the revolutionary invention of the Internet and Cellular networks. He mentioned that; heterogeneity, interoperability, intercommunication, and automation as the areas of influence of IoT. He provided the data of 1% of ‘things’ in the world are connected currently and from 10 billion things of today, around 50 billion things will be connected by 2020. Companies across the globe have invested 14 Trillion Dollars over the past 10 years on IoT, and this signifies the interest in IoT and its integration on human life in the future. From, Industrial Automation, Health Care, and Smart Homes, to Agriculture, Defence, and Smart Cities, IoT find applications everywhere. Research on IoT related technologies, such as, IoT devices, Network Architecture and Protocols, Fog Computing, Internet of Everything, and Security & Privacy, are currently being pursued worldwide. Dr Panigrahi also explained about the ongoing IoT related activities at TCS – Bengaluru and concluded with a video of a Smart Home demonstrating all the applications of IoT that were explained. 


NCSCC-17: Inauguration

NCSCC-17, a two days National Conference on Smart Computing and Control, jointly organized by Departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Computer Applications of SJEC in association with Tata Consultancy Services – Bengaluru and Scientific and Academic Publishers – United States, was inaugurated on 29th June 2017 at 10:00 am, by Dr Anirban Basu, President of Computer Society of India.

Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director – SJEC, presided over the inaugural ceremony. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant  Director – SJEC, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal – SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal – SJEC, Ms Sridevi Saralaya, Conference Chair – NCSCC-17, along with Dr Sheryl Colaco, HOD of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Ms Sumangala N., HOD of Computer Applications were present on the dais.

Dr Anirban Basu, who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, in his address mentioned that, with an easy access to sensors, there is more scope for IOT based projects in India. He spoke about the idea of smart cities in the Indian context and the policies put forth by the Indian Government on IOT. He also highlighted the importance of data analytics in the context of big data and the various issues in classifying and clustering big data.

Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza appreciated the Departments for taking initiative in conducting this National Conference and suggested to use technologies in a smarter way. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis spoke about the necessity of integrating technologies to aid research and development activities. Dr Rio D'Souza, Professor and Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, welcomed the dignitaries and introduced the Chief Guest to the gathering. Ms Sridevi Saralaya, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering and Conference Chair of NCSCC-2017, briefed about the conference.

Dr Sheryl Grace Colaco, Professor and Head, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Organizing Chair of NCSCC-2017 conveyed the vote of thanks.

The inaugural ceremony was followed by the Keynote Address by Dr Anirban Basu on IoT and Big Data Analytics

NCSCC-17: Final Report

The Departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Computer Applications of SJEC in association with Tata Consultancy Services – Bengaluru and Scientific and Academic Publishers – United States organized a two days National Conference on Smart Computing and Control NCSCC-17, on 29 - 30 June 2017. The conference was well attended by eminent academicians, faculty members and students from reputed technical and educational institutions from different parts of the country.

 

The conference was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Dr Anirban Basu, President of Computer Society of India, on 29th June 2017 at 9:30 am. Dr Anirban Basu released the proceedings of the conference and delivered the keynote address on 'IoT and Big Data Analytics'. In his address, Dr Basu mentioned that, with an easy access to sensors, there is more scope for IOT based projects in India. He spoke about the idea of smart cities in the Indian context and the policies put forth by the Indian Government on IOT.  He also highlighted the importance of data analytics in the context of big data and the various issues in classifying and clustering big data.

 

Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D'Souza, Director - SJEC presided over the function and appreciated the Departments for taking initiation in conducting this National Conference. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC spoke about the necessity of integrating technologies to aid research and development activities. Dr Rio D'Souza, Vice Principal and Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, welcomed the dignitaries and introduced the Chief Guest to the gathering. Ms Sridevi Saralaya, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Conference Chair of NCSCC 2017, gave an overview of the conference.

 

The technical session titled Communication Network & Internet Technology was conducted on the first day of the conference at 2:00 pm at the Spoorthi Conference Hall, Academic Block III. The session was chaired by Dr Pushparaj Shetty D, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, NITK - Surathkal and Co-Chaired by Ms Sunitha Guruprasad, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering-SJEC. Six papers were presented during the session. The paper titled Development of Android based application ASKresults by Gopika G, K K Gayathri Ramesh, Kripa M L, Likitha U B, Shashidhara Kulal and Alwyn Edison Mendonca of Srinivas Institute of Technology, Mangaluru won the best paper award.

 

The second session titled Power Electronics drives & Energy Management Systems was conducted simultaneously at Fr Fred Memorial Hall, Academic Block I. The session was chaired by Dr Rajalakshmi Samaga B L, Professor and Head, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Canara Engineering College, Mangaluru and co-chaired by Dr Sheryl Grace Colaco, Professor and Head, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering - SJEC. Ten papers were presented during this session. The paper titled Superlative Vehicle by Oliver Lester Saldanha, Jackson Ivan D’Souza, Puneeth G Suvarna,Theju kumar JP, Sheryl Grace Colaco of SJEC was awarded the best paper.

 

The proceedings on the second day started with a tutorial on 'IoT and Smart Environments' by Dr Bighnaraj Panigrahi, Scientist, TCS Research & Innovations, Bengaluru.  Dr Bighnaraj in his address traced the evolution of IoT from Wireless sensor Networks and briefly presented the history of IoT, its architecture, IoT applications and networking for IoT.  Dr Panigrahi also explained about the ongoing IoT related activities at TCS – Bengaluru and concluded with a video of a Smart Home demonstrating all the applications of IoT that were explained.

The tutorial was followed by the third technical session titled 'Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Management'. The session started at 11:00 a.m at Spoorthi Conference Hall, Academic Block III. The session was chaired by Dr Radhika M Pai, Professor, Department of Information and Communication Technology, MIT - Manipal and co-chaired by Ms Sumangala, Assistant Professor and In-charge HOD, Department of Computer Applications, at SJEC. Ten presentations were made during the session and the best paper award was won by the paper titled Smart Cane for the visually impaired by Muriel Pinto, Veena Parvathi, Sheetal Malagi, Denzil Rose, Ajinthajaya Kumar M K of SJEC.

 

The final session on Smart Environments started at 2:00 pm at Fr Fred Memorial Hall, Academic Block I. The session was chaired by Dr Thyagaraju G S, Professor and Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SDMIT, Ujire and co-chaired by Mr Shreenath Acharya, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering - SJEC. Fourteen participants presented their paper during this session. Best paper award was given to the paper titled Portable Functional electrical stimulator for post-stroke: An emerging rehabilitation tool for stroke patients by Rahul V A, Subramanya K, Ajithanjaya M K of SJEC.

 

This conference provided a platform to all the researchers, faculty members and students across the country to share their ideas and research in the emerging fields of Smart Computing and Controls. Dr Sheryl Grace Colaco, Professor and Head, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and the Organizing Chair of NCSCC 2017 conveyed the vote of thanks


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