Computer Science & Engineering

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.

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

  1. Prepare competent professionals in the field of computer and allied fields enriched with ethical values.
  2. Contribute to the Socio-economic development of the country by imparting quality education in computer and Information Technology.
  3. Enhance employability through skill development.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To develop in students the ability to work as a part of team through effective communication on multidisciplinary projects.
  4. To train students to have successful careers in computer and information technology industry that meets the needs of society enriched with professional ethics.
  5. 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:
  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, computer science and engineering to solve complex engineering problems.
  2. Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems in reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
  8. Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  9. Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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:
  1. Understand the principles underlying entrepreneurship and the requirements to initiate a startup in the IT or related domains.
  2. Participate effectively in competitive examinations related to certification, career growth and admission to higher studies.
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

The Department has eight well-equipped state-of-the-art laboratories to meet the computing needs of students. They are:

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

Each laboratory has a spacious carpet area of 105.6 sqmt to accommodate 35 students working on locally networked computers with latest configurations. The laboratories and class rooms are equipped with LCD and other necessary teaching aids.

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.

2017 Batch

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

2016 Batch

SL.NO NAME OF THE COMPANY No. OF STUDENTS
1 MPHASIS 1
2 PERSISTENT SYSTEMS 1
3 SAP Labs 1
4 SUBEX 1
5 MU SIGMA 1
6 GLOBAL E SOFTSYS 1
7 CIGITAL INDIA 1
8 TCS (Off Campus) 1
9 THE MANIPAL GROUP 2
10 HPE 2
11 ROBOSOFT TECHNOLOGIES 2
12 UST Global 3
13 IBM 3
14 MINDTREE 3
15 MPHASIS 5
16 VDART SOFTWARE SERVICES 7
17 TECH MAHINDRA 8
18 ITC INFOTECH 13
19 TCS 20
Total 76

2015 Batch

SL.NO NAME OF THE COMPANY No. OF STUDENTS
1 IBM 1
2 L&T Infotech 1
3 Infosys 1
4 HCL 1
5 Aricent 1
5 IBM Diversity Drive 1
6 Ethnus Consultancy Services 1
7 Aricent 1
8 Manipal Digital Systems 1
9 Microsoft IGTSC 1
10 Cybrosys Technologies 1
11 L&T Technologies 2
12 Zensar Technologies 2
13 ITC Infotech 3
14 Persistent Systems 3
15 Sonata Software 4
16 Robosoft Technologies 4
17 HP 6
18 Tech Mahindra 9
Total 43

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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CSE: Talk on Financial Management

CIPHER, the Students’ Association of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at SJEC, for the academic year 2016-17, organized a talk on Financial Management by Dr Prakash Pinto, Dean – MBA at SJEC - Mangaluru.

Dr Rio D'Souza welcomed the gathering and gave a brief background of why Financial Planning is important in the early stage of a career. Ms Namratha Bhat hosted the stage programme and introduced the resource person to the gathering.

More than 120 students of the IV Year were present and benefited from this session. Dr Prakash Pinto shared information like financial requirement at different stages of life span and how one can be ready for different types of financial problems. Students raised queries about different modes of saving options and were offered expert advices by the Resource Person.

CSE: Technova – 2017 Project Exhibition

The Academic Project Exhibition and Competition for the final year students of Computer Science and Engineering Department under the banner of TECHNOVA 2017, was conducted on 26 May 2017. There were 36 teams who participated in this event.

The projects were evaluated by a panel of external and internal judges. The three external judges were Dr Balasubramani R, Professor of ISE Department at NMAMIT - Nitte, Mr Radhakrishna, Associate Professor of CSE Department at NMAMIT – Nitte, and Mr Manjunath Kotari, Professor & Head of CSE Department at Alvas College of Engineering & Technology - Moodabidri. The team of internal judges consisted of Ms Sunitha Guruprasad, Assistant Professor of CSE Department, Ms Supriya Salian, Assistant Professor of CSE Department and Ms Sujatha M, Assistant Professor of CSE Department.

The first prize was bagged by the project titled: Interactive Touch Screen Projector by Mr Akshay Kumar Crasta, Mr Arvind Hebal, Mr Arvind Prabhu, & Ms Namratha Bhat under the guidance of Ms Sona M, Assistant Professor - CSE. The second prize was bagged by the project titled: Android Operated Home Automation using IOT by Mr Clintan Joyan Roche, Mr Gareth Conrad Soares, & Mr Able John under the guidance of Mr Sunil Kamath, Assistant Professor - CSE. The award for the most innovative project went to the project titled Voice Controlled Smart Mirror System using Raspberry Pi by Mr Kenneth Gomes, Ms Nanditha Hegde & Mr Rayas Rahiman under the guidance of Mr Shreenath Acharya, Assistant Professor - CSE.

The event concluded with a Valedictory Function at 1:00 pm.

A few Parents of 2nd year and 3rd year students visited the Department to view the Projects.

CSE: Signout-2017 Farewell Ceremony

The Department Of Computer Science and Engineering along with the students of 3rd year organized the Farewell Ceremony Signout-2017 for the outgoing students of 2013-2017 batch under the guidance of Mrs Ushadevi, Assistant Professor. The program was scheduled on 15-05-2017 at Bishop Aloysius Hall, 2ndFloor, Academic Block-II from 2:00 PM-5:00 PM. The program began with the prayer from the College Choir. The Gathering was welcomed by Mr Shawn D’Souza from 3rd Year.

The Head of The Department Dr Rio D’Souza addressed the gathering. Associate Professor Mrs Sridevi Saralaya raised the toast on behalf of the Department. On behalf of the students of 3rd year, Mr Hansen D’Silva raised the toast, which was later replied by Ms Daphlyn from the 4thyear.

The mementoes were distributed to the outgoing students from the Department of Computer Science. Ms Lasya Hegde took charge as the Master of Ceremony. The Vote of thanks was delivered by Ms Dhanashree from 3rd year. The formal function ended with the College Anthem.

The refreshments were served later. The informal function was mastered by Mr Nachi Abdul and Ms Runa Veigas from 3rdyear. Various amusing games were conducted for the outgoing students.

Meanwhile glimpses of memory were revised through number of video clippings. 

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. 

CSE: Technical Talk on Applications of Microcontrollers and Microprocessors in Space Systems

CIPHER, the Students’ Association of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at SJEC in association with ISTE Students’ Chapter organized a technical talk on Applications of Microcontroller and Microprocessor in Space Systems by Mr Kiran Desai, Project Manager at ISRO - Bengaluru .The talk was held on 29th April 2017 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Spoorthi Conference Hall Academic Block -III.

Ms Fiona Saldana, from 4th semester, welcomed the gathering. Dr Rio D'Souza, HOD-CSE introduced the speaker Mr Kiran Desai to the audience.

Mr Kiran Desai is currently working as a Software QA Project Manager for ADITHYA-L1, ScatSat-1 and ResourceSat-2A Space crafts. He is involved in the designing and developing of Generic Microprocessor simulators for various targets like SparcV8/LEON3FT, Power PC etc.

Ms Chaithra, ISTE Coordinator florally welcomed Mr Kiran Desai.

More than 150 students of the II year were present and benefited from this session. The students were given information on ISRO's past and on-going projects and motivated students to join ISRO.

After the talk, students had an interaction with Mr Kiran Desai where they discussed about satellites and manned moon mission of ISRO.

Dr Rio D’Souza, HOD-CSE Department presented Mr Kiran Desai with a memento for sharing his knowledge with our students.

The event ended with vote of thanks by Ms Fiona Saldana.

CSE: CGV PROJECT DISPLAY SESSION

On the 28th February and 1st march 2017, the students of the third year CSE were treated with a surprise. The fourth year CSE students decided to demonstrate various projects that were done in their third year in order to inspire their juniors with something new. As third years have to do a mini project in the sixth semester, it was only natural that they took the help of their seniors.

After the brief on Computer Graphics by Mr Aatash, the seniors showcased a variety of interesting projects. From Monopoly to a social media page, these students put in a lot of time and effort to make their projects a great success.

A team comprising of 2 members Aatash and Divina did a project on the popular board game, Monopoly. This was a very new and interesting concept which involved the pegs moving and buying property. Mr Shravan made a project related to passing a ball through a maze. The maze was randomly generated through an algorithm. The maze also featured a movable camera and as well as a night mode.

Along with them, a team comprising of Daisy and Anvitha made an animated project using a female superhero. With colorful animations, it shows how the heroine saved the day by punching the bad guys to space. Mr Arvind Prabhu made an online social media site. This was complete with a profile, status, news and even an interactive game of X-O.

Overall, this gave the third year students a great sense of wonder for what their seniors have done. This gives them the motivation to get to the same level as their seniors or even better. 

CSE: Session on - Writing an IEEE Research Paper

CIPHER, the student association of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering organized a session on - Writing an IEEE Research Paper, conducted by Ms Sridevi Saralaya on 17th February, 2017.

Ms Sridevi Saralaya, Associate Professor in the Department of CSE has worked for 12 years at SJEC with a total experience of 18 years. She has submitted over 10 Research papers and is currently pursuing her PhD.

More than 20 students of the 3rd Year were present and benefited from this session.

The students were taught the guidelines to remember while selecting the topic and going about with it. The different parts of any research paper were discussed. Tips on formatting a research paper was discussed too.

Mr Prathviraj, Staff coordinator of CIPHER, presented Ms Sridevi Saralaya with a memento for her effort in enlightening the students with her knowledge on IEEE Research Papers.

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)

Training and Placements: Aptitude Training for Pre-Final Years

APTITUDE is something very important for students who are trying to enter corporate world or going to write any competitive exam. An individual with good aptitude skills are considered better than others because they are quick in analysing, adapting, and good at problem solving. Thus aptitude has become the most important soft skill these days.

SJEC facilitated the first phase of aptitude training program for all the pre - final year students from 27.01.17 to 31.01.17 for 5 days. The training was conducted by JV Global LLP Services. About 400 students underwent the training program.

Trainers appreciated the student quality at SJEC. They also mentioned that they are very good at their verbal and communication skills. Students also attended the aptitude training program in large numbers and expressed their satisfaction of learning the contents that is necessary to shape the future of their career.

CSE: Campus Connect Peer Enablement Program on FP 5.0

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering hosted the Campus Connect Peer Enablement Program on​ FP 5.0 for the faculty of CSE and MCA departments on 11th and 12th January 2017. The session was coordinated by a team of faculty led by the Campus Connect SPoC Ms Evita Coelho. This workshop aimed at familiarizing the faculty with the Campus Connect programme in general and also to inform them about the updates made to Foundation Programme 5.0.

The programme began with an Inaugural session. The HOD-Incharge Ms Sridevi Saralaya welcomed the well-trained resource persons Ms Supreetha R, Assistant Professor - CSE, Mr Satyendra Bhat, Assistant Professor - Department of MCA and Mr Ragesh Raju, Assistant Professor - Department of MCA and encouraged the gathered faculty to make maximum use of this opportunity to improve their programming skills.

The session began with Mr Satyendra Bhat introducing the faculty to the updates made to the new FP 5.0. He explained the shift of course delivery from instructor-led classroom training to self-driven, self-paced learning by the students. The resource person also gave basic instructions and procedures to be followed for mentoring the students during the Campus Connect sessions.

Ms Supreetha shared useful information about Python programming - the basics, object oriented concepts and database connectivity. The sessions were informative, interactive and discussion on each topic was followed by a series of quizzes and assignments, encouraging an active participation by the gathered faculty.

Mr Ragesh Raju introduced ‘Scratch’ - A software tool to easily create animations, games, etc. This tool, if used by students could serve as a stepping stone to the more advanced world of computer programming.

This two day workshop was appreciated by all the faculty as it successfully added another beautiful programming language to their knowledge base. At the end of this 2-day programme, the HOD-Incharge appreciated the resource persons for their efforts and presented them with a memento as a token of appreciation. The valedictory session also included prize distribution for the winners of Quizzes conducted during the sessions.

CSE: FDP on PYTHON

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at SJEC organized a two-day FDP on Python in collaboration with TechTrunk Ventures Pvt. Ltd Hyderabad from 9th Jan 2017 to 10th Jan 2017. Mr Chethan Adhikari, Technical Consultant at TechTrunk Ventures was the resource person for the FDP. 38 faculty members participated in this FDP; out of which, 11 participants are from neighboring Engineering Colleges. The inauguration of the FDP was done by Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal of SJEC and Head of the Department of CSE, at 9:15 AM in the MBA Laboratory.  

The technical session started with an introduction to Python programming where the benefits of learning Python in both industry and academics was dwelled upon. The post lunch session was all about data structure of Python and writing simple Python programme for a given problem statement.

The second day began with object oriented concepts of Python, where, creation of class and object for real time problem statements was discussed. The resource person introduced sqlite3 to create database and GUI component of Python. Later, creation of simple application having GUI and database connectivity was illustrated. The post lunch session dealt with Raspberry Pi kit, where the benefits of using Raspberry Pi kit robotic projects was highlighted. A demo was provided on the use of Raspberry Pi and Python to enable students’ to develop robotic projects.

The two-day FDP concluded with a valedictory programme in the presence of Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa and Mr Chethan Adhikari distributed certificates to the external participants. The felicitation of the resource person with college memento was performed by Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa. Mr Manoj Gadiyar from SDMIT, Ujire shared his experiences in the FDP. Vote of Thanks was delivered by Mr Prathviraj N., Convener of the FDP.   

CSE: Aurora Intradepartmental Fest

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering association CIPHER conducted an Intradepartmental Fest AURORA on Thursday, the 27th October 2016.

The event was hosted by the master of ceremony – Ms Manasa Rao. The inaugural commenced by first invoking the almighty which was then followed by a presentation on the concluded Cipher activities.

The dignitaries on the dais were Dr Rio Dsouza, Vice Principal & HOD-CSE, the Chief Guest Dr Thyagaraju G.S., HOD-CSE, SDMIT Ujire, Ms Pramila R.M. & Mr Prathviraj N, the staff coordinators & Ms Daphlyn Valento, President- CIPHER.

The welcome speech was given by Ms Kavya Acharya. The dignitaries were called forward to begin the auspicious function by lighting the lamp. The HOD and the Chief Guest both addressed the gathering with their delightful words after which the students, Mr Loel Sequeira & Mr Nathan Clive Rego were felicitated by Mr Thyagaraju G S for their efforts on conducting an Android Workshop.

The Vote of Thanks was delivered by Ms Sharanya Aithal and the program ended with the rendition of the College Anthem.

The inaugural ceremony was followed by a talk on Internet of Things, delivered by the Chief Guest Dr Thyagaraju G S.

The talk was followed by Four Events conducted in various laboratory and class rooms.

Following are the overall reports of the events. 

MINDSPARK

MINDSPARK was a semi-technical event organised for all the students of the CSE Dept. It tested patience, time-managing skills, team-work and knowledge in C programming. Three made a team. The participants of the event were welcomed and invited by Hansen D’Silva, the Student coordinator for the event.

It consisted of four rounds:

1st Round    : “Down the memory lane” where participants were given 10 minutes to play 3 classic games and set their high scores.

 

2nd Round   : “Ancestral Line” where the participants were required to draw the file-system hierarchy of a given file system. Special files were added to delay and disturb the work.

 

3rd Round   : “Fragmentation” was divided into two parts in which first section was the individual tasks to each participant and the second section was the scavenger hunt as a team

 

4th Round   : “Final Showdown” was a digital treasure hunt in which hidden code was to be found. First to execute won the event.

A total of 45 teams registered. 1st Place was secured by Alister Lewis, Iona D’Souza and Megha Bhaktha from IV year ‘B’ and 2nd Place was awarded to Deeksha Alva, Harold Amin and Mahesh Gadiyar from III year ‘A’. Participation certificates were given to the other 6 teams who qualified to the 4th Round. All participants enjoyed the event and have given a positive feedback.

JUSTCODE IT

 

The event was scheduled to begin at 11.00 am in the Database management system lab organized by Rohit K Rao and volunteered by S Dhanashree, Ranjith Kumar, Priyanka, Sharanya P from 3RD year and special management of the event by Aatash Sengupta from 4TH year.

A total of 11 teams participated in the competition, each consisting of 6 members per team.

The event had 3 simultaneous round, the three rounds were as follows:

1. Programming with Data structures in C.

2. Queuing with Database in SQL.

3. Web Design using HTML.

 The competition was held for duration of one hour.

The competition thus came to end at 12PM.

The judges for the day were Mrs. Ushadevi and Mrs. Gayana, who guided the competition with their fair and unbiased judgment.

The event came to an end with the announcement of the winners for the competition  where the 1st prize was bagged by AK Rizwan, Hashhash, Shreejith, Pawan, Siddhartha and Raghavendra and second prize was bagged by Nathan, Loel, Tanya, Shreyas, Rigel Glen and Roidel.

 

COUNTER STRIKE 1.6

The event Counter Strike 1.6 consisted of 8 teams with 5 members per team battling it out on the console turf to win the grand prize.

The game kick started with a bang and showed a massive display of talent in the first person shooter genre.

Hosted by Gowtham from 4th year CS and organized by Shawn and Shad from 3rd year CS, the game proved to be a challenge to the contestants as they gave it their all on the de dust _map

Ultimately the grand prize of 1st place was bagged by the 4th years, wining a grand total of Rs. 1000. This was handed over to the wining team by Mr. Prithviraj, consisting of Chinmaya, Abin, Gowtham, Hashhash and Abdul.

Overall, this was a fun filled challenge to both the players and the audience who had come to witness the event. Truly, it was an event to be remembered.

 

MINI PROJECT

Students from the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years stepped away from their normal schedule to take part in an event that allowed them to showcase their projects that they’ve been working on. “Mini Project” was a glimmer in the Aurora fest after the unprecedented success last year.

Mr Thyagaraju was the featured chief guest, inspiring students to find a stream they were passionate about.

The presentations struck a chord with the viewers. There were 15 participating teams in total who presented their projects regarding various fields of computer science and electronics.

They were judged by Mr. Thyagaraju on the basis of the following criteria:

      Design -15

      Implementation/working-15

      Presentation -10

      Application -5

      Queries -5

 

With a total of 50 marks covering all aspects of the projects.

The students were given 5 minutes to present their respective projects and 3 mins to answer the follow up queries. All the teams displayed epic enthusiasm during the event. There were projects related to C, C++, web development, Arduino, home automation, graphics and other various areas of computer science engineering.

The event took place in M.Tech Lab. It was organised by Athiya Marium and Shreyas Shet.  The event was a great success which ended with the prize distribution ceremony where Arun and Siddesh secured the first place and  Shad, Shreyas, Shawn and Shannon secured the 2nd place.

CSE: WORKSHOP ON ANDROID APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

CIPHER the Students’ Association of Department of Computer Science and Engineering organised a Workshop on Android Application Development on 14th October 2016.

The session commenced with a welcome address by Ms Anusha, Secretary of Cipher Association. The workshop was conducted for V semester B.E students.

Loel Sequeira and Nathan of VII semester CSE conducted the session by providing the participants a brief introduction about Android through a presentation.

The session then continued with creation of a new project. Further, design phase of an application was explained. The Resource Persons demonstrated and explained a code for a calculator which was a part of the developed app by Nathan and Loel.

The students took active part and showed immense interest in developing the app. Androidrive, Stackoverflow, google developers, new Boston and few more sites were mentioned to the students to help them in further developing an app.

CSE: Engineers' Day Celebrations 2016

To mark the 156th Birth Anniversary of Sir M Visvesvaraya, Engineers’ Day was celebrated on September 27, 2016. In line with this, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering organized two events.

·       Poster Presentation Competition

·       General Quiz Competition

POSTER PRESENTATION COMPETITION

Poster Presentation event was aimed at testing the technical and presentation skills of the participants. Presentation was based on technical theme with relevance to ‘Environmental, Social and Humanitarian Issues’ connected to computer science and information science engineering. Teams of maximum two members were accepted.

The event was held at Bethania hall from 2.00 p.m. To 5.00 p.m. A total of 4 teams participated. The participants presented posters on various topics related to CS and were judged based on theme relevance, design and use of colours and presentation of their respective posters.

The esteemed judges on this occasion were Dr Rajesh P C, Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Ms. Sumangala N, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Applications. The event was coordinated by Ms. Pramila M, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering along with the student coordinators Mr Rohith Rao and Ms Tanya Nawas  of V Semester CSE.

The first place was secured by Mr. Shreyas Shet, V Semester, CSE and the second place was secured by Ms Deeksha Alva and Ms Aishwarya of V semester CSE. The winners were awarded with trophies and certificates.

QUIZ COMPETITION (QUIZOMANIA)

The quiz competition gave a platform to the students to exhibit their general knowledge skills, aptitude and also provided an opportunity for inter-department students to interact with each other; Teams of maximum four members were accepted.

The event was held at Bethania Hall from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. A 30 teams from both intra and inter departments participated in the event. The first place was bagged by Mabel Philip and team and the second place was bagged by Tanya and team. Mr Nithin K Heraje, Assistant Professor, Department of CSE presided over this event as a judge.

As a token of regard, mementos were given to the esteemed judges for being a part of the event and helping in the evaluation process.

The event received a positive feedback from the participants. 

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. 

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-EDC: Workshop on Information Security Awareness

The Computer Science and Engineering Department in association with EDC Cell organized a workshop on Information Security Awareness on 4th April 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Spoorthi Conference Hall for CSE Students. The resource persons were Dr Alwyn Roshan Pais, Assistant Professor, NITK Surathkal, Mr I. L. Narasimha Rao, and Mr CH. A.S Murthy from Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Hyderabad.  Dr Rio D’Souza, HOD-CSE welcomed the gathering and introduced the speakers to the audience.

Dr. Alwyn R Pais explained the importance of the workshop and also stressed on the growing demand for information security professionals in the future. Mr. CH. A.S Murthy in his talk spoke about the various types of possible cyber attacks and computer viruses. Mr. I. L. Narasimha Rao explained about the recent cyber crimes and how to secure our information while browsing net, logging into mail accounts, the way to block some of the url's from children etc. He informed not to respond to fake lottery e-mails since it is a fraud. He mentioned the need for having strong password and verifying the e-mail ID thoroughly, with each and every letter in the email ID before responding to any e-mails in the business transaction. He also talked about risks involved in online shopping and explained some of the safety measures before going for online shopping. At the end of the workshop, HOD presented mementos to the resource persons as a token of gratitude. The event coordinator Mr Raghavendra Achar thanked Mr I. L. Narasimha Rao and his team on behalf of the SJEC Management, HOD, Staff and Students of CSE.  Ms. Akshatha from VI Semester CSE was the emcee. 

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.

Republic Day 2016

The 67th Republic Day of our country was celebrated in SJEC on 26th January, 2016 at 8:30 am. Dr Sudheer M., Head of the Department, Mechanical Engineering graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director – SJEC and Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice-Principal – SJEC, were the other dignitaries. The proceedings were organized by the Physical Education Directors of SJEC, Ms Vaneesha Rodrigues and Mr Sachin S. Nayak.

The ceremony commenced with a patriotic song “Saarejahan se achha, hindostan hamaara”, which set the spirt of the Day. Dr Sudheer M, hoisted the National Flag. The Security Team – SJEC led the gathering in saluting the National Flag and rendering the National Anthem.

In his address, Dr Sudheer paid tribute to the contributions and sacrifices of our great freedom fighters in liberating us from the tyranny of colonial rule. He reminded the gathering about the history regarding the birth of our Constitution; from the setting up of the Constituent Assembly consisting of Dr B.R. Ambedkar, in 1947, to the subsequent adoption of the Constitution in January 26th, 1950 to become the modern Republic of India with the declaration of being a sovereign, socialist, secular, and democratic country.  Dr Sudheer spoke about the significance of democracy, which provides the people the supreme will to elect their leaders to run the country and take the nation forward.

He spoke about the vision, Dr Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, had for the country in 1951, and the fact that, even today, we as citizens of this country are left fighting to eliminate the evils of corruption and violence that continue to plague our society. Dr Sudheer told the gathering that we as citizens need to make and uphold an oath to eradicate corruption, violence in the form of theft, violence in the form of strikes and destruction of public properties, violence in the form of rape and crime against women. The urgent need to work together to eliminate poverty and illiteracy, as mission 2020, was also highlighted. Dr Sudheer quoted the Former President of India, Late. Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam, in highlighting the all-important role of three persons; the father, mother, and the teacher, in the transformation of society and country.

As responsible citizens, Dr Sudheer requested all gathered, to renew the tasks at hand with greater vigor to make India a world power, to take India to its rightful place in world order, and to make this country a better place to live for the generations to come. Dr Sudheer signed off by thanking the Management-SJEC and the Administration for the opportunity and concluded by wishing everybody present a very happy Republic Day 2016.

Sweets were distributed amidst music, laughter, happiness and patriotic fervor all around!

Ms Nisha Jennifer Roche, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science was the emcee for the event and also offered the vote of thanks.

Deep Dive Peer Enablement Program (PEP) on Foundation Program 4.0

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering in association with Infosys Campus Connect organized Deep Dive Peer Enablement Program (PEP) on Foundation Program 4.0 for the faculty of CSE, ISE and MCA departments of SJEC from 21st January 2016 to 23rd January 2016. The resource persons for the PEP were Mr Sathyendra Bhat J, Assistant Professor-MCA and Ms Evita Coelho D’Silva, Assistant Professor-CSE, who had participated in the Faculty Enablement Program (FEP) held at Infosys Limited, Mangaluru from 14th to 19th December 2015. The main intention of conducting this PEP was to make the faculty members of SJEC aware about the Foundation Program 4.0 of Infosys Campus Connect and also to enable them to take up Campus Connect sessions. 

The PEP was inaugurated by Dr Rio D’Souza-Vice Principal, SJEC, at CS02 Lab of CSE Department. He spoke about the importance of the Campus Connect program and urged the faculty members to actively participate in conduction of Campus Connect classes. The participants of the PEP underwent rigorous training on all the Focus Areas (FA’s) of Foundation Program 4.0 namely Object Oriented Programming using Java (FA-1), Relational Database Management System (FA-2) and Introduction to UI Concepts and Web Technologies & Software Engineering (FA-3) which was supported by the hands on sessions on the same. The hands on sessions made the faculty aware of the approach Infosys takes in order to train their resources in an efficient manner. A number of assignment problems were solved during the hands on sessions and the participants came up with their own assignments along with the solution. The PEP was coordinated by Ms Sadhana Kumble, Assistant Professor-MCA and Ms Sona Mundody, Assistant Professor-CSE. 

Training In C and C++: Training & Placement Office

Organizations that hire Engineering Graduates conduct both aptitude and technical tests as part of the preliminary rounds in the interview process. In addition to academics and aptitude, companies are increasingly focusing on technical skills that include knowledge of programming languages.

To promote these skills the Training & Placement Office organized training in C and C++ on 21 September 2014 for BE students from Computer Science, Information Science, and Electronics & Communication Engineering, and also students from Master of Computer Applications (MCA). The program was conducted from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm in Fr Fred Memorial Hall, Academic Block I.

More than 100 students attended the training which was delivered by Assistant Professor Mr Prashanth Kumar and Assistant Professor Ms Rianna Anto. Students found the session informative and useful.

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.