Cipher

CSE: Inaugural of CIPHER 2016-17

Activities of CIPHER, the Students’ Association of Computer Science and Engineering Department at SJEC, for the academic year 2016-2017 was inaugurated on 7th September, 2016 in the Kalam Auditorium at 10:30 am.

Subedar Cyril D’souza, Retired Army Officer graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director-SJEC presided over the inaugural ceremony. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC, Rev. Fr Rohith D’costa, Assistant Director-SJEC, and Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal & HOD-CSE were the Guests of Honour. Mr Prathviraj N, the Staff Coordinator and Ms Daphlyn Valento, President- CIPHER were the other dignitaries on the dais.

Ms Daphlyn Valento welcomed the dignitaries and introduced the Chief Guest to the gathering. The programme was inaugurated by lighting the lamp. The glimpses of the activities planned for the current academic year were highlighted in the report presented by Ms Anusha, Secretary-CIPHER. Dr Rio D’Souza spoke about the role of each student and faculty towards the betterment of the Department and the activities hosted by CIPHER.

In his message, Subedar Cyril D’souza shared his experience during the war and inspired the students to stay determined. The Chief Guest honoured the students for their outstanding academic performance in the previous year. The Principal honoured the faculties in whose subjects there were highest number of FCD’s in the previous semester.

In his message, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis wished well for CIPHER and all the upcoming activities to be hosted by the association. He also suggested the students to be creative and bring out new ideas and implement it. The honourable Chief Guest of the day was felicitated with a memento presented by Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo. The formal event concluded with the vote of thanks delivered by Mr Rohit Rao, Vice President - CIPHER, followed by the College Anthem. 

Ms Mabel Philip of 7th semester was the emcee.

CSE: Industrial Visit to Infosys Limited – Mangaluru

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering in association with the Placement Department organized an industrial visit to the Infosys campus, Mudipu on 11th May 2016. The programme was structured as a part of Campus Connect, an initiative taken by Infosys to bridge the gap between industry and academia. A total of 93 students participated in the industrial tour. Faculty from the department of CSE-Ms Evita Coelho (Campus Connect SPOC), Ms Vijetha U, Ms Ushadevi, Ms Aparna K and the placement officer Ms Sangeetha Ferrao accompanied the students.

After an hour long commute to the campus, Ms Veena Amrith, Lead Executive – Training and Administration, Infosys welcomed the students and the faculty.  Students were requested to gather in an auditorium and were given a brief introduction about the company’s vision, mission, goals and objectives. This was followed by an interactive session addressed by Mr. Ganesh Aithal, Senior Team Lead- Infosys Ltd., in which the students were given an opportunity to put forward their queries and get information about how the industry works; they also got the basic exposure to real time project management experiences, from senior team leads. Ms Veena also informed the students as to what etiquettes and attitude is expected from employees by the Company. The session ended with a Q&A round.

This was followed by a campus tour where the Development Centers, Guest houses and other amenities offered to employees were shown. The tour provided an insight on the development environment of an industry, the responsibilities of a software engineer and the offerings the Company makes to its employees. The industrial visit lasted for about three hours and proved to be beneficial to the participants.

CSE – CIPHER: Workshop on Mobile Application Development using Android

On 15th and 16th April 2016, Cipher-the Students Association of the Departments of CSE and ISE, organized a Two Days workshop on Mobile Application Development using Android, conducted by Tata Consultancy Services - Bengaluru.

The formal inauguration of the workshop was held in Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall. TCS Academic Relationship Manager for Karnataka Mr Sreenivasa Ramanujam and Systems Engineer Mr Kaushik Saha were the Chief Guests for the inaugural ceremony. SJEC Placement officer Ms Sangeetha Ferrao, HOD–Incharge Ms Sridevi Saralaya, Cipher Staff Coordinator Ms Supreetha R and the Cipher Student Coordinators were present on the dais. The Inaugural began with a prayer song, followed by welcome speech by Cipher president Mr Pranav Rao B. He introduced the guests to the audience. The workshop was formally inaugurated by lightning the lamp. Ms Sangeetha Ferrao highlighted the importance of learning new technologies as it is important for academics as well as for placements. Ms Sridevi Saralaya appreciated the efforts of TCS and Cipher office bearers in conducting the workshop. The inauguration was conducted by Ms Namratha Bhat-Vice president Cipher .The program concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Cipher secretary, Ms Hamiskha Arun.

Mr Kaushik Saha from TCS conducted the sessions on both the days. This session was attended by third and fourth year CSE students along with second and third year MCA students. He covered many theoretical concepts like intents, broadcast receivers, and services and also user interface concepts like various types of layouts .He also gave a brief understanding of SQLlite database used in android. The session was conducted in a simple yet very effective manner. The workshop was concluded on 16th April 2016. Students gave their feedback on the workshop and it was well appreciated by the students. It was a new learning experience as the lectures was delivered by industry personnel.

CSE – CIPHER: Aurora – Intradepartmental Technical Fest

On 9th April, 2016, Cipher-the Students Association of CSE and ISE organized AURORA- The Intradepartmental Technical Fest. There were a total of 4 events conducted. Two technical events were conducted in the morning and two gaming events in the afternoon. The students showed their enthusiasm by registering for the events in prior and also on the same day. Dr Rio D’Souza, HOD-CSE along with the Cipher members gave a start-off to the events by addressing all the gathered students.

The first event conducted was, Mind Teasers - an event with 3 members in a team with 3 rounds consisting of technical quiz, presentation, and tasks. In the final round the participants had to solve a murder mystery and the first team to solve this case was declared the winner. A total of 26 teams had registered for this event. The Second event was Bulls Eye. It was a 2 in a team event. 17 teams had registered for this event. First round was a memory test of different company logos. Second round included coding binary search programs with display of monitor switched off, followed by playing Mario. Next round had quiz on commonly used apps, and in the final round, teams had to play snake and ladders but by answering some technical questions. Finally, 2 gaming events, Counter Strike, with 8 teams of 5 members each, and Mini Militia, with 7 teams of 3 members were conducted in the afternoon.

Mr Pranav Rao B, Cipher-President thanked the HOD, staff coordinator, faculty members and the event coordinators. The fest was concluded with a prize distribution ceremony conducted by Ms Hamsika Arun, Cipher-Secretary. Dr Rio D’souza congratulated all the prize winners and appreciated the team work of Cipher members and all the event coordinators. Prizes were distributed by Dr Rio D’Souza, Ms Ushadevi and Ms Supreetha.

CSE – CIPHER: Aurora – Intradepartmental Technical Fest

On 9th April, 2016, Cipher-the Students Association of CSE and ISE organized AURORA- The Intradepartmental Technical Fest. There were a total of 4 events conducted. Two technical events were conducted in the morning and two gaming events in the afternoon. The students showed their enthusiasm by registering for the events in prior and also on the same day. Dr Rio D’Souza, HOD-CSE along with the Cipher members gave a start-off to the events by addressing all the gathered students.

The first event conducted was, Mind Teasers - an event with 3 members in a team with 3 rounds consisting of technical quiz, presentation, and tasks. In the final round the participants had to solve a murder mystery and the first team to solve this case was declared the winner. A total of 26 teams had registered for this event. The Second event was Bulls Eye. It was a 2 in a team event. 17 teams had registered for this event. First round was a memory test of different company logos. Second round included coding binary search programs with display of monitor switched off, followed by playing Mario. Next round had quiz on commonly used apps, and in the final round, teams had to play snake and ladders but by answering some technical questions. Finally, 2 gaming events, Counter Strike, with 8 teams of 5 members each, and Mini Militia, with 7 teams of 3 members were conducted in the afternoon.

Mr Pranav Rao B, Cipher-President thanked the HOD, staff coordinator, faculty members and the event coordinators. The fest was concluded with a prize distribution ceremony conducted by Ms Hamsika Arun, Cipher-Secretary. Dr Rio D’souza congratulated all the prize winners and appreciated the team work of Cipher members and all the event coordinators. Prizes were distributed by Dr Rio D’Souza, Ms Ushadevi and Ms Supreetha.

CSE: AURORA 2016 - Intradepartmental Technical Competition

On 9th April, 2016 Cipher - the Students Association of CSE & ISE organized AURORA-the Intradepartmental Technical Fest. There were a total of 4 events conducted. Two technical events were conducted in the morning and two gaming events in the afternoon. The students showed their enthusiasm by registering for the events in prior and also on the same day.

Dr Rio D’Souza, HOD-CSE along with the Cipher members gave a start off for the events by addressing all the gathered students.

Events started sharp at 10. First event conducted was, Mind Teasers, event with 3 members in a team, with 3 rounds consisting of technical quiz, presentation and tasks. 26 teams had registered for this event. 

Second event was Bulls Eye. It was a 2 in a team event.  17 teams had registered for this event. First round was a memory test of different company logos. Second round included coding binary search programs with display of monitor switched off, followed by playing Mario. Next round had quiz on commonly used apps, and in the final round teams had to play snake and ladders but by answering some technical questions.

Finally 2 gaming events, Counter Strike, with 8 teams of 5 members each, and Mini Militia, with 7 teams of 3 members were conducted in the afternoon.

Mr Pranav Rao B, Cipher-President thanked the HOD, staff coordinator, faculty members and the event coordinators. The fest was concluded with a prize distribution ceremony conducted by Ms Hamsika Arun, Cipher-Secretary. Dr Rio D’souza congratulated all the prize winners and appreciated the team work of cipher members and all the event coordinators. Prizes were distributed by Dr Rio D’Souza , Ms Ushadevi and Ms Supreetha.

CSE – CIPHER: Session on Game Makers

A hands-on session on how to use game making IDE, CONSTRUCT2 was held on 12th February 2016 for third year students of CSE Department and on 18th and 19th February, 2016 for second year students of CSE Department and for the students of other Departments  as well. The session was organized by CIPHER, the students association of the Departments of Computer Science and Engineering and Information Science and Engineering. The session highlighted the various phases of game making and use of game making IDE, CONSTRUCT2. The main objective of the session was to demonstrate how a 2 Dimensional game could be developed with less use of programming languages.

The session started at 2:00 PM in the Labs of CSE department. Mr Shyam Kishore and Mr Amal Roy of final year CSE conducted this session on behalf of CIPHER. During the session they introduced various techniques and phases on developing a 2 dimensional game. The session provided the students with the necessary software of Construct 2 and also helped the students to take part in Game Makers Event which was organized for TIARA 2016 along with the inspiration to develop future games.

CSE – CIPHER: Technical Talk on Cloud Computing

CIPHER, the Student Association of Computer Science Engineering and Information Science Engineering had organized a technical talk on Cloud Computing for the students of 03rd and 04th year CSE by Prof. Shreenath Acharya, Assistant Professor, and Department of CSE - SJEC. The talk was held on 5th February 2016 in Spoorthi Conference Hall, Seventh floor of Academic Block-III from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Mr Rayan Rahul D’Souza from 6th SEM CSE ‘B’ section welcomed the gathering and introduced the speaker to the audience. Dr Rio D'souza, HOD-CSE, florally welcomed Prof. Shreenath Acharya. In his message, Dr Rio D’Souza gave an insight to Cloud Computing and also its significance. In his talk, Prof Shreenath Acharya gave detailed introduction to Cloud, the architecture of Cloud, highlighted the importance of Cloud and also the Cloud service providers. He also stressed upon the topics which could be taken as projects during the 8th semester. The session was very informative and helped the students in understanding cloud computing concept better. Ms Arya of 8th semester expressed her views on the session and explained the importance of Cloud computing in industry, academics and in placements. Ms Jevita Tina D’Souza of 6th sem CSE ‘A’ section concluded the session by proposing the vote of thanks.

Inauguration: CIPHER - Students Association of CSE for 2014-15

CIPHER – the Association of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering commenced its activities for this academic year with an inaugural ceremony on August 11, 2014 at 11:00am in the College Auditorium, Academic Block II. 

Mr Praveen Udupa, Founder & Technical Director of A1 Logistics, Mangalore, was the Chief Guest for the occasion. Rev. Fr Ajith Menezes, Director in-charge presided over the function. Also present as Guests of Honor were Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director; Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal; Dr Rio D’souza, Vice Principal. The other dignitaries were Ms Sunitha Guruprasad, HOD, CSE; Rev Fr Joseph Cardoza, Campus Counsellor; Ms Supriya Salian, Staff Coordinator, CIPHER.

The program began on as auspicious note with the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries on the dais. Association President, Ms Roshni Rodriguez, presented the welcome address followed by presentation of the annual report by the Secretary, Ms Chrystle Lobo, on the spectrum of activities in the previous academic session and the objectives for the coming year.

The achievements of the outstanding students of the previous semesters and the academic year 2013-2014, were recognized and honored with the distribution of prizes. Following this, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, encouraged the students to keep CIPHER strong with many wonderful activities and achieve the same with unity and hard work. He also gave a brief overview of the history and development of various programming languages.

Mr Praveen Udupa, released the CIPHER magazine and also addressed the gathering. He said that through such associations one’s objective should be to acquire that experience which is not part of the curriculum by attending technical talks, visiting companies and by visual development. In this way students would receive the maximum benefit from the association activities.

Rev. Fr Ajith Menezes, in his presidential speech said that though student life is for a limited period it gives us a platform to prepare for the rest of our lives. Therefore a student’s life should have commitment, contribution and involvement in activities. Many of us are part of CIPHER but what counts is how active we are. 

The program concluded with a vote of thanks by Mr Pranav Rao, Vice President, CIPHER. The program was compered by Ms Ann.

The formal inauguration was followed immediately by a technical talk on - IT: Then and Now and its Entry Point Hurdles – by Mr. Praveen Udupa. The highlight of the talk was developments of and the hurdles in the IT industry along with the evolution of technology. He offered students both encouragement and a positive approach - Take risks! Never miss an opportunity. Always take chances and go for it. Challenges are plenty and opportunities even more but what is important is to always follow ethics. As HOD of CSE department, Mr Sunitha Guruprasad thanked Mr Praveen Ududpa for his time and the experience shared. 

An informal function was conducted in the afternoon by the III and IV year CSE students to welcome the II year CSE students to the Department. Several games were conducted for the II and III year students, with prizes being distributed to the winners at the end of each game. All in all, the day proved to be a vibrant experience for the students.