Master of Computer Applications

About Master of Computer Applications Department

The Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme was started in the year 2008 with an intake of 60 students. The Department offers a three years course approved by AICTE, Government of India and is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum, Karnataka.

Computer Applications at St Joseph is composed of core classes organized around the study of design and analysis techniques used to write software in various application domains along with details about the internal workings of computers and networks. Elective classes in areas such as Rich Internet Applications, mobile computing, Advanced computer networks, graphics, Unix System programming, Artificial Intelligence and others allow students to explore areas of individual interest

"To be recognized as a department with research environment empowering computer professionals with a strong sense of service and human values at the core."

  1. Inculcate professional behavior with strong ethical values and innovative research capabilities among faculty and students.
  2. To meet the global needs and challenges through training of professionals who can work with interest to support the society.
  3. Encourage faculty to have continuous progress in their teaching skills and self-development.

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Have appreciation for, Professional and Ethical responsibilities through strong commitment to values.
  2. Adopt techniques and skills to critically identify, formulate and solve computational problems.
  3. Effectively design, develop and manage computer applications, using modern tools and techniques.
  4. Develop confidence for self-education and innovative entrepreneurship.

Graduates will have the ability to:

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematical, algorithmic, and computing principles.
  2. Analyze and interpret data, make inferences from the resulting data and apply technical skills to solve real time problems
  3. Design a system or module, to meet desired needs, which undergoes various phases of software development lifecycle.
  4. Investigate, design and conduct experiments, by applying critical thinking to solve complex problems.
  5. Make effective use of modern tools and techniques to develop a software system.
  6. Inculcate Professional and Ethical attitude.
  7. Understand the need for, and have an ability to inculcate quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.
  8. Develop managerial skills in multidisciplinary approach.
  9. Prepare technical documents and make effective presentation.
  10. Design and construct a system, component or process to meet desired needs, within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental and social sustainability.
  11. Develop teamwork, and leadership skills necessary to function productively and professionally to undertake a common goal.
  12. Develop as an Entrepreneur in the software domain through innovative approach.
  13. Work on research activities.

Four well established laboratories, to meet the computing needs of the students.

C-programming and Object Oriented Programming Laboratory Unix and System Software Laboratory
C# and .Net Laboratory Web and Internet Computing Laboratory.

Each laboratory has a spacious carpet area of 66 sqm to accommodate 30 students at a time, respectively. Computers are networked, with latest configurations and provided with LCD and other required teaching aid.

Department Library

An independent Library cum reading room provides students’ access to the latest Titles, journals, Conference Papers, Question Papers and Placement supporting material. In addition, traditional and digital references are available in the Central Library.

Internships

The MCA programme includes a 6 month internship cum project study in different companies to enable students to gain practical experience and make a transition into the industry. Our students have done a number of the outstanding projects well appreciated by their managers and companies.

Industry interaction with the Department enhances students internship, consultancy projects and placements. Students are trained under I-Point, which helps in placements and highly focus on the overall Personality Development of every individual. The Placement Training Activities are also conducted for the students by the Departmental staffs to qualify them for placements.

There are numerous opportunities to participate in projects and postgraduate research. There is no shortage of exciting career opportunities available to graduates.

Recruitment

Companies that employed graduates in year 2011 -2013, with number of recruited students includes:

Mphasis – an HP Company 1
Manipal Digital Systems, Manipal 3
Cypress Semiconductors Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore 1
Hi Mask Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Pune 2
Global Delight, Bangalore 1
Omnisys Systems Pvt. Ltd. Mangalore 1
PixelCode, Mangalore 1
Robosoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Udupi 2
Diya Systems, Mangalore 2
TCS Bangalore 3
Cerner Health Care Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore 1
Vishwayon Software Pvt. Ltd., Pune 1
Birlasoft (India) Ltd. 1
ITC Infotech 6
HCL Technologies Pvt. Ltd. 3
MindTree; TechJini 7
Decathlon Whitefield Bangalore; etc. 4

Alvida 2017

Alvida 2017, the Farewell Programme for the final year PG and UG students of SJEC was organized on Saturday, 13th May 2017, at 10:00 AM in Kalam Auditorium, 5th Floor of Academic Block-II.

Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC was the Chief Guest of the programme. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director-SJEC, presided over the programme. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director-SJEC and Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal-SJEC were the Guests of Honour. Rev. Fr Joseph A Cardoza, Campus Counselor-SJEC and Dr Prakash Pinto-Dean MBA were Special Invitees to the programme. Ms Supriya Salian, Convener-Alvida 2017 was also present on the dais.

The function began with a presentation of motivational videos followed by the invocation of the Divine by Rev Fr Joseph Lobo. Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal-SJEC, welcomed the dignitaries and extended a warm welcome to the gathering. The traditional raising of the toast was performed by Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean-MBA and Ms Eden Rose Fernandes from III Year ECE on behalf of Faculty Community and Student Community respectively. The replies to the toast were delivered by Ms Megha Rachel Kuriyan, IV Civil and Mr Roger Michael Pereira, IV Mechanical on behalf of the outgoing Class of 2017.

This was followed by the presentation of Farewell Video. The Chief Guest, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis addressed the gathering wherein he complemented the students for their achievements in SAE, sports, placements and accreditation. He also advised them to be disciplined, responsible and have a thirst for knowledge. On this occasion, all representatives of final year classes were called on stage by the Director to offer bouquet of flowers to the Principal as a surprise birthday wish. This was followed by the addressing of the gathering by the Director who motivated the outgoing students with his words of wisdom.

The outgoing students were blessed by Rev Fr Joseph A Cardoza, Campus Counselor –SJEC. The curtains were drawn on the programme with the Vote of Thanks delivered by Ms Supriya Salian. Ms Viola Pinto, Assistant Professor-E&C compered the programme. 

MCA: TechPrints 5.0

TechPrints 5.0 was a National Level Technical Paper Presentation Competition under the banner of TechnoCrats, which was being organized for the fifth time in the Department of Computer Applications at SJEC. The event was held on Wednesday, 26th April 2017 at the Spoorthi Conference Hall, 7th Floor, Academic Block-III and was open for the students of MCA, M.Tech., MS, MSc (Computer Science) and BE (CS & IS). Papers were called for the topics under the broad categories of Intelligent Information Processing, which included Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Neural Networks and Data Mining as one track and Networks and Computing which included Computer Networks, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Mobile Computing and Internet of Things on the other side. There was an overwhelming response from the students of neighboring colleges which saw 30 papers being received by the Department. At the end, 24 papers were shortlisted and were called for presentation on the occasion out of which 11 were under the track of Intelligent Information Systems, and 13 were under the track of Networks and Computing.

TechPrints 5.0 was inaugurated with the lighting the lamp by the dignitaries including Dr Vasudeva, Professor & Head, SMVITM, Bantakal, who was the Chief Guest at the Inaugural Programme. The other dignitaries present on the dais were the President of the Function, Rev Fr Joseph Lobo, Director, Rev Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director, Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal/Dean-MCA and Ms Sumangala N, I/C HOD-MCA.

The Chief Guest, Dr Vasudeva, addressed the gathering wherein he voiced his opinion on coping up with the growth in technology. Inaugural programme also saw the release of the proceedings of TechPrints 5.0, by the Chief Guest along with the other dignitaries present during the occasion.

The conclusion of the formal function was followed by the keynote address on Social Network Analysis by the Chief Guest after which, parallel presentations were held at 2 different venues simultaneously. The presentations under Intelligent Information Processing were judged by Mr Sunil Kamath, Assistant Professor-CSE and Mr Hareesh B, Assistant Professor-MCA whereas the presentations under Networks and Computing were judged by Mr Shreenath Acharya, Assistant Professor-CSE and Mr Athokpam Bikramjit Singh, Assistant Professor-MCA.

TechPrints 5.0 came to an end with Valedictory Programme on the same evening. The Chief Guest for the ceremony was Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal - SJEC and the President of the Programme was Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal/Dean-MCA at SJEC; who was present on the dais along with the other dignitaries.

The details of the prize winners are as follows:

Track

Prize

Participant Names

(Title of the Paper)

Affiliation

Intelligent Information Processing

I

Shwetha H & Sindhu Rani

(Agri-Copter)

SMVITM, Bantakal

II

Saiyed Mohammed Arshad & Devdatt Sawant Saudagar

(Fake Indian Currency Detection using MATLAB Program)

AIMIT, Beeri

Networks and Computing

I

Sushin PV

(Mozhi Android Application: Local Language Text-to-Speech Converter)

PACE, Mangaluru

II

Nishanka S & Rishikesh Patel

(A Study on Workflow Scheduling Algorithms in Cloud)

AIMIT, Beeri

 

 

MCA - TechnoCrats: Talk on Plagiarism Free Report Writing

In view of Plagiarism Check by VTU for MTech/MBA/MCA Dissertation Reports, in order to inculcate the habit of respecting the academic integrity and discipline, a talk on “Plagiarism Free Report Writing” was organized by the Department of Computer Applications under the banner of TechnoCrats for the students of VI Semester MCA, IV Semester MBA as well as IV Semester MTech on Friday, 7th April 2017 from 10.00 am to 11.15 am in Fr Fred Memorial Hall of the college.

 

The resource person for the talk was Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal - SJEC, who handled the session. The talk was intended to cover aspects of Anti Plagiarism regulations applicable to PG Project Thesis and Usage of Plagiarism Checking Tools. During the talk, the Vice Principal stressed the importance of plagiarism free report writing and stressed on the fact that plagiarism is not ethical. In his lecture, he explained the concept of plagiarism, types of plagiarism, 404 errors, re-tweet and the relevance of paraphrasing.

 

The Vice Principal also presented some of the tips for avoiding plagiarism and urged the students to come up with original work. He highlighted the importance of planning the report, consultation with the guide, taking effective notes, citation of the sources, and referencing. In addition to the above, he also presented the VTU guidelines for submitting the report and the permitted similarity index.

 

Apart from the MBA, MCA and MTech students, the faculties of MBA, MCA, CSE and ECE departments were also present during the talk. Overall, the session provided useful insights to the students on plagiarism free report writing.

IQAC: workshop on Quality Assurance in Engineering Education through OBE

A Two-Day workshop on Quality Assurance in Engineering Education through OBE was organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of SJEC on 30-31 January 2017 at Spoorthi Seminar Hall in the 7th Floor of Academic Block III.


The workshop began with a brief inaugural ceremony. The Vice Principal and Chairperson of IQAC, Dr Rio D’Souza, welcomed the gathering. Further, he gave an overview of the workshop to all the participants. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal of SJEC spoke about the importance of quality assurance in engineering education. Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director of SJEC in his presidential address expressed his concern on the quality of Engineering Education in general, and encouraged the participation of faculty to enhance the same. Dr Shreeranga Bhat, coordinator of the workshop proposed the vote of thanks, while Ms Ramya, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering compered the ceremony.


A total of 50 delegates participated in this workshop.

 

The Workshop was spread over 8 sessions on the following topics.

1.     Overview OBE, Necessity for adaptation, Concepts of OBE

2.     PEOs, POs, PSOs, and Bloom’s taxonomy

3.     Curriculum Gap analysis, and Benchmarking the teaching learning practices.

4.     Writing Course Outcomes; Course Articulation Matrix; Considering taxonomies, Program articulation matrix; CO- PO mapping

5.     Learning styles and Designing activities for effective attainment of COs and POs

6.     Course Assessment, Programme Assessment and attainment

7.     Overview of NBA-OBE requirements

8.     Continuous improvement by Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

MCA: FDP on "Interface Design - Beyond the Campus"

The Department of Computer Applications organized a Faculty Development Programme on “Interface Design - Beyond the Campus” for the faculty of Computer Sciences on 24th & 25th January 2017 at 10:00 AM in the Bishop Aloysius Paul Conference Hall, Academic Block-II. The main intention of this FDP was to provide awareness for faculty to know how, the industry requirements of the interface to be designed for the mobiles, desktop and various platforms. The programme also allowed the faculty to have hands-on experience of the basic interface design with the help of paper, pen and colors to enhance their skills.

The event began with a congregation in the presence of the Resource Person which included Mr Rajaram Shetty, Director, User Experience, CodeCraft Technologies Pvt Ltd, Mangaluru and Ms Likhitha, HR- CodeCraft Technologies Pvt Ltd. Ms Sumangala N, I/C HOD-MCA welcomed the gathering and the resource persons were welcomed florally. Ms Prithvi V Shet, Student of III Sem MCA was the emcee for the event. The occasion witnessed 35 members comprising of faculty from various institutions in and around Mangaluru and also a few interested students of SJEC. Session started with an overview of Interface design by Mr Rajaram followed by a hands-on session to create an “ATM for Kids”

The second day Mr Rajaram addressed the concerns to be taken care while doing a product marketing, preparing design documents followed by a hands-on session to create an Interface design for an app for faculty as well as for the students.

The participants well appreciated the event and shared their experiences for being a part of such an innovative programme, which gave a lot of insight for the participants to design an interface first before creating it on the computer. At the end, the resource persons were felicitated with a memento as a token of appreciation and gratitude by Mr Ragesh Raju, Convener & Assistant Professor-MCA.

MCA: Mini Project Exhibition-2016

TechnoCrats - Computer Applications Students Association of SJEC under the aegis of the Department of Computer Applications organized a Mini Project Exhibition and Competition for V Semester MCA students on Thursday, 24th November 2016 at 10:00 AM in the MCA Laboratories, Academic Block-II. The main intention of this exhibition was to provide a platform for the MCA students to showcase their projects to the staff and students of the department as well as interested students of other departments. The exhibition also allowed the students to interact with their peers and enhance their technical skills.

The event began with an informal congregation in the presence of the dignitaries which included Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director-SJEC, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director-SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal-SJEC along with the judges for the exhibition Ms Nethravathi P, HOD-MCA, Shree Devi Institute of Technology and Mr Shreenath Acharya, Assistant Professor-CSE. Ms Prithvi V Shet from III Semester MCA welcomed the gathering and the judges were welcomed florally. The judges then unveiled a booklet consisting of a compilation of all the Mini Project abstracts. This was followed by short spotlight demonstrations by the members of each group to introduce their projects with poster, which was evaluated independently by the 2 judges. The occasion witnessed 27 groups each comprising of at the most two students exhibiting their work. At the end, the judges were felicitated with a memento as a token of appreciation and gratitude.

The best project award was bagged by the project titled Image Characterization Using Image Segmentation which was the work carried out by Ms Chaithra A H and Ms Nireeksha A under the guidance of Mr Hareesh B, Assistant Professor-MCA. The second place was shared by the projects titled Inferring the Meaning of Bilingual Suffixes and Prefixes on Score of Recurrence: Text Mining carried out by Ms Namitha J (guided by Ms Kavitha K Mahesh, Assistant Professor-MCA) & ATM-Smart Banking carried out by Ms Soniya Joseph and Ms Surabhi Shetty K (guided by Mr Ragesh Raju, Assistant Professor-MCA). 

MCA: Joshiana - Final Report

The TechnoCrats - Students Association of Department of Computer Applications of SJEC conducted Joshiana 7.0, a 2 day National Level IT Fest for the students of MCA, MS, M.Sc, M.Tech. and BE (CS & IS). The fest was organized under the aegis of the Department of Computer Applications.

Joshiana 7.0 was inaugurated with the lighting the lamp by the dignitaries which included Mr K Srinivas Rao, Director-Software Quality Assurance (SQA), Robosoft Technologies Pvt Ltd, Udupi, who was the Chief Guest at the Inaugural Function. This was followed by the unveiling of the trophies for which the participants were competing against each other.

The events were conducted by the MCA students over 2 days and the judges were invited from in and out of the college. All in all 29 teams participated in Joshiana 7.0 and we had 293 participants visiting our college and being a part of the fest.

The fest comprised of 9 events namely - Steganography (Coding), Delineation (Web Designing), Exasperation to the hilt (Treasure Hunters), Assemblage (App Development), Get Gobsmacked (IT Quiz), End up Stupified (Best IT Manager), Conglomeration (Tangled), How nonplussed can you get (IT Parliament), Belaboured IT (IT Tech Host) and Inquivesta (Culturals).

There were eminent personalities judging our events from in and out of the college. Some of the judges called from outside included RJ Anurag from 93.5 Red FM and VJ Soujanya Hedge from Namma TV, who judged the final round of the event Best Manager in addition to Mr Shreemukha Sullia, CEO of C.Key and Buttistore.com, who was the Quiz Master for the final round of the event IT Quiz. The judges for all the events were felicitated by the respective Event Managers by handing them a memento as a token of appreciation.

The Runners-Up award for Joshiana 7.0 was awarded to Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology, Beeri and the Overall Championship was bagged by Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru.

MCA: Joshiana - Inauguration

The Technocrats - Students Association of Department of Computer Applications of SJEC inaugurated Joshiana 7.0, a 2-day National Level IT Fest for the students of MCA, MS, M.Sc., M.Tech., and BE (CS & IS). The fest is organized under the aegis of the Department of Computer Applications.

Joshiana 7.0 was inaugurated on Wednesday, 28th September 2016 with the lighting the lamp by the dignitaries, which included, Mr K Srinivas Rao, Director-Software Quality Assurance (SQA), Robosoft Technologies Pvt Ltd, Udupi, who was the Chief Guest at the Inaugural Function. The other dignitaries present on the dais were Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo-Director, SJEC who presided over the ceremony, Rev Fr Rohith D’Costa-Assistant Director, SJEC, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis-Principal, SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza-Vice Principal/Dean-MCA, SJEC, Ms Sumangala N-I/C HOD MCA, SJEC, Mr Bikramjit Athokpam- Convener of Joshiana 7.0, Ms Prithvi V Shet-President, TechnoCrats and Ms Samarpan Preethi-Secretary, TechnoCrats.

The function began by the invocation of the Divine by Ms Helita Gras and group from III year MCA. The gathering was welcomed by Ms Sumangala N-I/C HOD MCA. Ms Prithvi V Shet, the President of The Technocrats, briefed the gathering of the events that would be held over the 2-days. This was followed by the Lighting of the Lamp which officially declared Joshiana 7.0 open and the unveiling of the trophies for which the participants were competing against each other.

The Chief Guest, Mr K Srinivas Rao addressed the gathering wherein he voiced his opinion on coping up with the growth in technology. The Principal and The Director also spoke conveying their best wishes to the participants as well as the organizers.

The curtains were drawn on the Inauguration Ceremony with the Vote of Thanks delivered by Ms Vinaya S, the Treasurer of TechnoCrats. The MC’s role for the inaugural ceremony was donned by Ms Surabhi Shetty K from III year MCA.

Inaugural of Classes for PG Courses 2016 - 2017

The Departments of MBA, MCA & M.Tech., (CSE, ECE, & EEE) of St Joseph Engineering College – Vamanjoor, Mangaluru jointly organized the Inaugural of Classes for PG Courses for
the academic year 2016-17, on 17th September, 2016 at 9:15 am in the Spoorthi Conference Hall, 7th Floor of Academic Block-III.

The Chief Guest for the Inaugural was Prof Edmund Frank, Dean-PGDBM at St Aloysius College (Autonomous) - Mangaluru. The other dignitaries present on the dais were Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, Director-SJEC, who presided over the ceremony, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director-SJEC, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal-SJEC, Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean-MBA at SJEC, and Ms Anushree Raj, I/C HOD-MCA at SJEC.

The programme began with the invocation of the divine which was led by the II year MBA students. The gathering was then welcomed by Dr Prakash Pinto, who also introduced the Chief Guest. The PG Courses, namely: MBA, MCA, M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering, M.Tech in Digital Electrical and Communication, & M.Tech in Power Electronics were then inaugurated with the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries.

The inaugural function also witnessed the felicitation of noteworthy performers at the UG level by the Chief Guest.

Ms Varsha Baliga B (II MBA) and Ms Namitha J (III MCA) were then called upon to share their experiences at SJEC.

The Chief Guest of the day, Prof Edmund Frank, spoke about the history of the institute and urged the students to make studies as their top priority in addition to all the extracurricular activities. He also called upon the students to be good managers and stressed on the management aspect of studies. He concluded by wishing all the students the very best in all their future endeavors.

The Principal Dr Joseph Gonsalvis addressed the gathering wherein, he spoke about the leadership qualities to be inculcated among the PG students and urged them to acquire knowledge beyond the curriculum. The Chief Guest was then honored by Rev Fr Joseph Lobo by handing over a memento as a token of gratitude. 

MCA - Technocrats: Inauguration of TechPrints 4.0

TechPrints 4.0 – A National Level Technical Paper Presentation Competition organized by the Department of Computer Applications under the banner of its Students Association - TechnoCrats, was held on Wednesday, 6th April 2016 in the Spoorthi Conference Hall, 7th Floor of Academic Block-III. TechPrints 4.0 provided a platform for budding professionals to share their ideas and discuss about the advancements in technology.

TechPrints 4.0 was inaugurated with the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries including Mr Harish Kumar, CEO of Accolade Tech Solutions - Mangaluru, who was the Chief Guest at the Inaugural Function. The other dignitaries present on the dais were Rev Fr. Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director, and the President of the Function, Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal/Dean-MCA, Ms Sumangala N, I /C HOD MCA and Mr Gururaja S, Convener-TechPrints 4.0.  The Chief Guest, Mr Harish Kumar, addressed the gathering wherein, he voiced his opinion on coping up with the growth in technology. He also spoke about the recent trends in Android Application Development which was well received by the audience. The President of the Function, Dr Rio D’Souza appreciated the staff and students of the Department of MCA for putting up a great show. He also urged the students of the Department and the participants to take part in more such technical events wherein they get to test their technical mettle. Inaugural function also saw the release of the proceedings of TechPrints 4.0, by the Chief Guest along with the other dignitaries present during the occasion.

The conclusion of the formal function was followed by parallel presentations which were held at 2 different venues simultaneously. Papers were called for the topics under the broad categories of Data Mining/Neural Networks/Machine Learning/Image Processing/Pattern Recognition & Big Data on one side and Computer Networks/Mobile Computing/Cloud Computing/Multimedia Applications on the other side. All in all, 30 papers were shortlisted and were called for presentation on the occasion. Out of the 30 presentations, 12 were under Stream 1 and 18 were under Stream 2. The presentations under Stream 1 are being judged by Dr Reeja S R, Associate Professor-CSE and Mr Raghavendra Achar, Assistant Professor-CSE whereas the presentations under Stream 2 are being judged by Mr Shreenath Acharya, Assistant Professor-CSE and Mr Sunil Kamath, Assistant Professor-CSE.

MCA - TechnoCrats: Talk on Plagiarism Free Report Writing

In view of the introduction of Plagiarism Check by VTU for M.Tech/MBA/MCA Dissertations, in order to inculcate the habit of respecting the academic integrity and discipline, a talk on Plagiarism Free Report Writing was organized by the Department of Computer Applications under the banner of TechnoCrats for the students of VI Semester MCA, IV Semester MBA as well as IV Semester M.Tech on Monday, 4th April 2016 from 11.00 am to 12.00 noon in Fr Fred Memorial Hall of the college.

The resource person for the talk was Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal - SJEC, who handled the session. The talk was intended to cover aspects of Anti Plagiarism regulations applicable to PG Project Thesis and Usage of Plagiarism Checking Tools. During the talk, Dr Rio D’Souza stressed the importance of plagiarism free report writing and stressed on the fact that plagiarism is not ethical. In his lecture, he explained the concept of plagiarism, types of plagiarism, 404 errors, re-tweet and the relevance of paraphrasing.

The Vice Principal also presented some tips for avoiding plagiarism and urged the students to come up with original work. He highlighted the importance of planning the report, consultation with the guide, taking effective notes, citation of the sources, and referencing. In addition to the above, he also presented the VTU guidelines for submitting the report and the permitted similarity index.

Apart from the MBA, MCA and M.Tech students, the faculties of MCA and MBA Departments were also present during the talk. Overall, the session provided useful insights to the students on plagiarism free report writing.

Inauguration of Yuvalakshya 2016

Yuvalakshya 2016 - a UG Level Fest is being organized by the Departments of Business Administration (MBA) and Computer Applications (MCA) of St Joseph Engineering College, Mangaluru. The fest is being organized for the students of BCA, BSc, BCom and BBM students from in and around Karnataka.

Yuvalakshya 2016 was inaugurated on Wednesday, 10th February 2016 with the lighting the lamp by the dignitaries which included Mr Brian Fernandes, Chief Officer-Operations, Spearhead Media [P] Ltd, who was the Chief Guest at the Inaugural Function. The other dignitaries present on the dais were Rev Fr Joseph Lobo, Director-SJEC who presided over the ceremony, Rev Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director-SJEC, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal/Dean-MCA-SJEC, Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean MBA/Convener Yuvalakshya and Ms Anushree Raj, HOD MCA/Co-Convener Yuvalakshya.

The function began by the invocation of the Divine. The gathering was welcomed by Ms Varsha Baliga - I MBA, who extended warm wishes to all the people present during the Inaugural and dignitaries were then felicitated by the students. This was followed by the Lighting of the Lamp which officially declared Yuvalakshya 2016 open.

The Chief Guest, Mr Brian Fernandes addressed the gathering wherein he stressed the importance of excelling in the field of an individual’s choice. He mentioned that every individual is unique and special in their own right. He also urged the participants to compete with themselves in order to get the best out of them. At the end, he wished that Yuvalakshya would become a grand success and appreciated the organizers for organizing an event of this stature. This was followed by the addressing of the gathering by the Principal and Director who motivated the participants with their words of wisdom.

The newsletters of MBA Department - Yuktha and MCA Department - Tantrakosha, were released by the dignitaries during the occasion.

The curtains were drawn on the Inauguration Ceremony with the Vote of Thanks delivered by Mr Johnson Mascarenhas, I MBA, thereby declaring the fest open to all. The MC’s role for the inaugural ceremony was donned by Ms Diana Mathias from I year MBA. The Inaugural programme was followed by a video presentation which introduced SJEC to the participants from various UG Colleges.

The events are being conducted by the students of MBA and MCA with the judges being invited from in and out of the college. All in all 25 teams have registered for Yuvalakshya 2016 under BCom and BBM category and 27 teams under the category of BCA and BSc. Around 500 participants are being a part of the fest.

The fest is comprised of 9 events namely - Ashwamedha (Business Quiz), Padmavyuha (Mad Ad), Akriti (Painting) and Koshadhyaksh (Treasure Hunt) which are being conducted by the department of MBA for the students of BCom and BBM along with IT Quiz, IT Collage, IT Product Launch, IT Dumb Charades and Gaming which are being conducted by the department of MCA for the students of BCA and BSc. The events are designed to test the management and technical mettle of the participants.

JOSHIANA 5.0: Department of Computer Applications

JOSHIANA 5.0, a two-day National Level IT Fest for students of MCA, M Tech, MS and BE (CS & IS) was organized by Technocrats – the Student Association of the Department of Computer Applications on 26 and 27 September 2014, on the college campus.

The inaugural ceremony on 26 September 2014, began with the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries which included Rev Fr Denzil Lobo, Director of AIMIT & Rector of St Aloysius College, Mangalore, who was the Chief Guest for the function. Rev Fr Denzil addressed the gathering and voiced his opinion on coping with the growth in technology. He also stressed on entrepreneurship and the culture to be followed in the IT industry.

The program was followed by the unveiling of trophies to be won for different competitions under the aegis of Joshiana 5.0. The official logo of Technocrats was also unveiled on the occasion along with the launch of the Android Application developed for Joshiana 5.0.

Joshiana 5.0 included 9 events over a span of two days in which 16 college teams and 180 participants were involved. The competitions were judges by faculty and experts from different fields.

CODIGO FRIKI                                            Coding & Debugging

IT CONCORSO                                             IT Quiz

JUEGO RECINTO                                        Gaming

WEB DIBUJO                                               Web Designing

PRODUCTO DE IMAGINACION               Product Launch

APPLICACION EVOLUCION                    App Development

IT PARLIMENTO                                         IT Parliment

BUENO ADMINSTRADOR                         Best IT Manager

TEATRO                                                        Cultural

RJ Joel and RJ Anirudh from Big 92.7 FM, judged the Mock Press round of Best IT Manager and the final round of Product Launch.

Dr Jeny Rajan, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, NITK Surathkal judged the final round of IT Parliament.

Mr Yathiraj from Satya Sai Loka Seva Trust Institution judged the final round of Web Designing.

Mr Dileep Malani was the Quiz Master for the final round of IT Quiz.

Mr Vishwas Kamath and Mr Sunil George, experts in the field of Stress Interviews, judged the final round of the event Best IT Manager.

Joshiana 5.0 came to a close with the Valedictory Function on 27 September in the presence of Mr Dikshith Raj, Founder & CEO, CodeCraft Technologies, Mangalore, who was the Chief Guest for the function. Mr Dikshith Raj spoke about finding fun in studies and picking up crucial aspects of programming which would help students achieve great things in life.

The Overall Championship was bagged by Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal.

The Runners-up Award was won by Srinivas Institute of Technology, Valachil.

Freshers Day: Department of Computer Applications for the 2014-2017 batch

In keeping with tradition, TECHNOCRATS, the Student Association of the Post Graduate Department of Computer Applications, organized Freshers Day on 22 August 2014 at 2:45 pm, in the Mechanical Conference Hall, to welcome the incoming students of 2014-2017.

The formal function was attended by Chief Guest, Director In-charge, Rev. Fr Ajith Menezes, and was presided over by Principal, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis. Other dignitaries present on the occasion were Assistant Director, Rev Fr Rohith D’costa; Vice Principal, Dr Rio D’souza; Ms Anushree Raj, I/C HOD, MCA; Staff Coordinator, Ms Kavitha K Mahesh.

The program commenced with an invocation by Ms Preema Pereira and Ms Ona Pinto, V MCA. Ms Vinaya Naik, V MCA, welcomed the gathering and this was followed by floral felicitation of the dignitaries.

In his address, the Chief Guest welcomed the freshers to the SJEC family and encouraged them to come out of their webs and prove themselves by accepting the privilege of being part of this institution. The other dignitaries also inspired the students by speaking of the fine impression that the seniors had left with respect to academic and extra-curricular activities and the need for taking up similar challenges and responsibilities. They also stressed the fact that it is the fresher’s responsibility to keep up the traditions of the department by maintaining the same spirit and outlook.

The curtains were drawn on the formal event with a vote of thanks delivered by Ms Nisha K, III MCA. Ms Fariyal Arif, V MCA, compered the event.

After the program, the students of III and V MCA conducted various interesting games for the Freshers and exciting prizes were given to the winners. The informal interaction created a comfortable atmosphere which whole-heartedly welcomed the Freshers to the MCA family at SJEC.

Inauguration: Classes for First Year MBA & MCA 2014-15

The new batch of students for the MBA and MCA program, for the academic year 2014-15 was inaugurated on August 18th 2014, at 10 am, in the Seminar Hall of Academic Block III.

The function was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Dr Jayaprakash Alva, Dean and Professor of Medicine, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore. Asst Director Rev Fr Rohith D’Costa, Principal Dr Joseph Gonsalvis and Vice Principal Dr Rio D’souza were the Guests of Honour, and Rev Fr Ajith Menezes, Director In-charge, presided over the function. Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean MBA; Ms Anushree Raj, HOD in-charge, MCA; and Ms Shakila B, Convener, were also on the dais.

Dr Jayaprakash Alva, in his inaugural address, remarked that the present generation has ample opportunities in every sphere of life and they should make the best use of it. He emphasized the importance of the art of communication in all disciplines.  He advised the young students to undertake research in their area of specialization and also make effective use of the available resources.  Dr Alva asserted that character is important for a person above all other virtues.

Dr Joseph Gonsalvis greeted the new entrants and wished them great success in pursuing the Masters Program at SJEC.

Rev Fr Ajith Menezes appreciated the students for deciding to choose SJEC for their post graduate studies. He advised them to create a win-win situation and achieve their goals.

The SJEC MBA Choir presented the invocation.  Ms Shakila B, Asst Professor MBA, welcomed the gathering.  Ms Sowjanya Kamath, Asst Professor MCA, proposed the vote of thanks.  Ms Lorraine Rosario, Asst Professor MBA compered the inaugural session.

Inauguration of TechPrints 2.0

The Department of Computer Applications of SJEC hosted TechPrints 2.0 - A National Level Technical Paper Presentation Competition under the banner of TechnoCrats, on Friday, 4th April 2014. Papers were called for the topics under the broad categories of Cloud Computing and Computer Networks. All in all, there were 22 presentations, out of which 11 were under Cloud Computing category and the rest of the 11 papers were under networking domain.

 

TechPrints 2.0 was inaugurated with the lighting the lamp by the dignitaries including Dr Murulidhar N N, Professor and HOD of Mathematical & Computational Sciences, NITK, who was the Chief Guest at the Inaugural Function. The other dignitaries present on the dais were Rev Fr Joseph Lobo, Director, SJEC who presided over the ceremony, Rev Fr Ajith Menezes & Rev Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Directors, SJEC, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal, SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal/Dean-MCA, SJEC, Ms Anushree Raj, HOD MCA, SJEC and Mr Athokpam Bikramjit Singh, Convener, TechPrints 2.0. The programme saw Ms Ona Melissa Pinto from II year MCA performing the role of Master of Ceremony.

 

The Chief Guest, Dr Murulidhar N N, addressed the gathering wherein he voiced his opinion on coping up with the growth in society and contributing to the well-being of the society. Inaugural function also saw the release of the proceedings of TechPrints 2.0, by the Chief Guest along with the other dignitaries present during the occasion.

 

The presentations under Computer Networks category were judged by Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal/Dean-MCA, SJEC and Dr Demian D’Mello, Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SJEC, whereas the presentations under Cloud Computing category were judged by Mr Raghavendra Achar, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SJEC and Mr Shreenath Acharya, Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Science and Engineering, SJEC.

MCA: Farewell for the Class of 2017

The Farewell Function for MCA 2014–2017 batch was conducted on Friday, 07th April 2017 in Bishop Aloysius Paul Conference Hall. The function was organized by I and II year MCA students of SJEC.

The event began with a formal ceremony at 11:45 A.M.  Rev. Fr. Joseph J Lobo –Director SJEC presided over the function and Dr. Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal SJEC was the Chief Guest of the occasion. The other dignitaries present were Rev. Fr. Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director – SJEC and Dr. Rio D’Souza - Vice Principal SJEC, who graced the occasion as Guests of Honour. Ms Sumangala N – I/C HOD-MCA and Ms Kavitha K Mahesh, – Staff Coordinator of the event were also present.

The formal function began with the invocation of the Divine by Ms Vinaya and group, II year MCA.  Ms Shwetha Vatsa, I year MCA welcomed the gathering which was followed by floral felicitation of the dignitaries by the students.

As a token of love and appreciation, the outgoing students were presented with mementos. Students from the outgoing batch who had exhibited appreciable performances in academics, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities were recognized and rewarded with Special prizes.

The President of the function, Rev. Fr Joseph Lobo, while quoting the words of Sri Adi Shankara on maturity, spoke on the qualities of a matured individual following which, he said, every individual would attain a happy matured life. The other dignitaries inspired the students to take up challenges and responsibilities with confidence, reminded them of their social and moral responsibilities and wished the best for all outgoing students in their future endeavors.

With the Vote of Thanks delivered by Ms. Vinaya S, II year MCA, the curtains were drawn on the formal function. Ms. Prithvi Shet, II year MCA anchored the event.

The formal function was followed by lunch and informal function thereafter. Various interesting games were conducted for the outgoing students by the students of I and II year MCA and exciting prizes were given to the winners. The outgoing students were whole-heartedly bid farewell from the SJEC-MCA family.