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.

2015 Batch

SL.NO NAME OF THE COMPANY No. OF STUDENTS
1 Persistent Systems Ltd 6
2 HP 6
3 Robosoft 7
4 ITC 3
5 Mphasis 5

2014 Batch

SL.NO NAME OF THE COMPANY No. OF STUDENTS
1 TCS 6
2 Artech Infosystems 1
3 Acropetal Technologies 2
4 Insolutions 1
5 ITC Infotech 4
6 Cognizant 1
7 Aptean 1
8 HP 1
9 Winman Software Pvt Ltd 1
10 Alcatel-Lucent 1
11 Persistent 2
12 UST Global 8
13 I Wave 1

2013 Batch

SL.NO NAME OF THE COMPANY No. OF STUDENTS
1 UST Global 4
2 TCS 3
3 ITC 4
4 Robosoft 1
5 Global Softsys 2
6 HP 1
7 Uniysys 1

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: 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.