Invited talks


Technical session on “Doing Things Right by Shifting Left- A Security Mindset”

  • Resource person : Jenifer Sam
  • Date & Time :2nd March 2022, 10:30 am to 12:30pm
  • Coordinator : Dr. Smitha Rajagopal

The Department of MCA, VTU organized a technical session on “Doing Things Right by Shifting Left- A Security Mindset” on 2nd March 2022 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Seminar Hall, Heritage building. The event was organized in a hybrid mode and the resource person, Jenifer Sam initiated the technical talk via Google meet while the students of first semester MCA assembled in the seminar hall to witness the session. The speaker received a hearty welcome from the faculty coordinator of the event, Dr. Smitha Rajagopal. The resource person, Jenifer Sam who is currently employed at SAP Labs, Bangalore as an Application Security Expert was also greeted warmly by Prof. Chandrika Murli and the students.

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Technical Talk On Coding with latest industry trends

  • Speaker : Mr. Suman De, Development Specialist and Agile Trainer, SAP Labs India & Research Scholar at CCDS, IIT, Kharagpur
  • Date & Time :28th December 2021, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Coordinator : Dr. Smitha Rajagopal

As part of a value added initiative to make students industry ready, an invited talk was organized by the department of MCA. The distinguished speaker, Mr. Suman De initially focused on the coding standards needed in the industry to carve a niche as beginners. He emphasized on the emerging trends in IT like Cloud computing, Analytics, Digital Twin and Chaos Engineering. He elaborated on Algorithms and how Application programming Interfaces (APIs) are leveraging them. Furthermore, his rich expertise on design patterns, DevOps, Industry 4.0 helped students immensely to obtain an intellectual grip on the above mentioned topics. He described the essence of functional programming and highlighted its contribution towards modularity. He also shared some notable insights on his research journey at IIT, Kharagpur. With an amazing blend of both research and industry experience, he could engage the students really well that led to a great learning opportunity for both 3rd as well as 5th semester students of MCA.

Resiliance - A Way to Combat Stress

  • Date & Time :29th November 2021
  • Speaker: Dr. Shilpa S, Dept. of psychology,BMSCW, Bengaluru.

In the current world, people of all walks of life undergo stress and look for systematic ways to deal with it. The department of MCA, in an attempt to create awareness on stress resilience invited Dr.Shilpa S to address the students. Stress resilience highlights the process that can be adopted by individuals, while facing different situations in life. This session was quite informative indeed to handle stressful signs.

'IT Industry and academia - Bridge the Gap'

  • Date & Time :30-October-2021
  • Speaker: Tushar Shenvi , Project manager,HCL Technologies

Collaboration between industry and academia is the need of the hour. In view of these considerations, the department of MCA organized a webinar on “IT Industry and academia - Bridge the Gap”. The speaker, Mr.Tusan Shenvi,Project Manager, HCL technologies, highlighted upon the gaps currently between academia and industry. He also emphasized that strong collaborations between industry and academia may promote the necessary skills amongst students to be industry ready. He urged the students to work on challenging technical problems that can possibly real-time solutions.

Five day foundation course in Aptitude

  • Date & Time :4th to 9th October 2021
  • Speaker: Mr. Anand Kulkarni, IIT Kanpur, IIM Indore and University of Pittsburg, USA Alumnus.

Quantitative Aptitude is an integral part of student placement & training. In view of this, Centre of Innovation and learning (CIL) conducted a 5 day foundation course on aptitude. Being a passionate trainer of aptitude, Mr.Anand Kulkarni enlightened students on various aspects of Quality Aptitude like logically analytics. He also apprised the students of our department on Critical reasoning, Verbal abitility.

“Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking”

  • Date & Time : 2nd July 2021
  • Speaker: Dr.Smitha Rajagopal, Assistant professor,Dept.of MCA, DSCE

A webinar on cyber security & ethical hacking was conducted by Dr.Smitha rajgopal. The webinar mainly focused on examining the security perspective in the online world. In the cyber security landscape, there are multiple threats that hampere the network resources and cause havoc. Therefore, it is important to understand the website vulnerabilities and think from a penetration viewpoint.

Design Innovation Copyright-Patent and startup

  • Date & Time :26th June 2021
  • Speaker: Mr. Biswajith Pal, Solution Architect and Data science scientist, Avekshaa Technologies, Bengaluru.

“Innovation” is the need of the hour. In order to accentuate this concept, Mr.Biswajit pal gave a talk on Innovations/Design/copyright-patent. The talk apprised the audience as to how their inventions can be protected officially. All te different phases of innovation starting from conception, research and development process, acquiring the points were discussed at length in this online session.

“Storage Area Network”

  • Date & Time :26th June 2021
  • Speaker: Mr. S. Narashimha Dixit, Storage Engineer, Cerner, Bangalore.

The Dept. of MCA organized a webinar for the students of MCA. Mr.Narashimha Dixit was the speaker and he spoke about Storage area networks. He enlightened the students about the functionality of the Data Centers, its maintenance and its core elements. He apprised the audience about various algorithms used to store huge volume of data. The data storage and security aspects were discussed by the resource person. The modus operandi of his organization with respect to Storage area networks was explained. At the end of the session, he also gave some tips about placements, being an alumni of MCA Dept.

“JUPITER Lab- ALL in one Data Science interface” and “Python Data science with Pandas”

  • Date & Time :4th June 2021
  • Speaker: Prof. Chandrika M and Prof. Rakshitha Kiran, Assistant Prof. Dept of MCA, DSCE.

In order to offer a practical perspective on python, a webinar on JUPITER Lab- ALL in one Data Science interface and Python Data science with Pandas was conducted by the in house faculty members, namely Prof. Chandrika and Prof. Rakshitha. Jupyter, being a web-based interactive computing platform that can be used as an interface for code,Equationns and rich visualizations.

Webinar on NOSQL With CouchBase Server

  • Date & Time :22/05/2021
  • Speaker: Mr.LOKESH AVICHETTY, Software Engineer at Lowe’s India

The webinar was organized for 4th and 2nd sem MCA students. In this session speaker has spoke about the importance of NOSQL versus RDBMS , COUCHDB architecture and its working. Couchbase Server is an open source, distributed, JSON document database. It exposes a scale-out, key-value store with managed cache for sub-millisecond data operations, purpose-built indexers for efficient queries and a powerful query engine for executing SQL-like queries. It was a very informative session.

UI Framework for Mobile and Web

  • Speaker : Mr. Manjunath M R, Software Developer , SyMetric Systems, Bangalore.
  • Date & Time :26th of December 2020 & 10 AM to 11.30 AM.
  • Webinar Coordinator : Dr. Vibha M B, Assistant Professor

A webinar on “UI Framework for Mobile and Web” was organized by Dept. of MCA to benefit both students and faculty members. The speaker Mr. Manjunath M R is our Alumnus and was kind to deliver the talk. Mr. Manjunath commenced the session by sharing his own experience after graduating from DSCE. He inspired the students to explore more during the student life and he mentioned to discover more and more every day. His motivation especially during this pandemic situation was well received by students. His talk included the varied career opportunities in the industry. He mentioned to start the career with start-ups, as there would be lot of scope for exploring. Later he proceeded with the demonstration of Flutter framework’s installation. Creation of simple mobile applications using “DART” programming language helped the students to understand the operation. The students of MCA were benefitted by this talk and a spark has been created to develop projects on Flutter.

Webinar on Flutter

  • Speaker : Mr. Pratap T M, Technical Manager, PRoBuddy Software Solutions
  • Date & Time :12th December 2020 & 10 AM- 11.30 AM
  • Webinar Coordinator : Prof. Rakshitha Kiran P.

The webinar was organized for 3rd and 5th semester MCA students. The speaker Mr. Pratap T M gave a brief introduction to Flutter application. He spoke about the advantages of flutter over other existing mobile application development applications. The speaker gave a hands-on session on flutter and demonstrated about creating a hybrid application. It was indeed a very informative session and students were benefited.

A webinar series on Cyber Security and its Applications:

Date: 13th November 2020

A webinar series on “Cyber Security and its Applications” was organized by Dept. of MCA to benefit both students and faculty members. The speaker Mr. Shreyas T R,Penetration Tester, Freelance Bug Bounty Hunter, Bangalore enlightened the students with his talk.

The first session of the series was held on 13th November 2020 between 12 Noon to 2PM. During this session, the speaker gave us the insight of cyber security, digital attacks, protecting measures, hacking and many more concepts. Second session was more on the role of networks and its importance in Cyber security. The talk was held on 25th November 2020 between 12 Noon and 2 PM. He also discussed with students, about the career opportunities in Cyber Security and also gave them the prerequisites. It was very beneficial as it brought the awareness among students regarding the cyber security.

Report of Webinar on Operating Systems-an Industry Perspective

  • Speaker : Mr. Prashanth Raghu
  • Date & Time : 23/05/2020 & 11.30 AM to 12.30 PM
  • Coordinator : Prof. Vibha M B
  • Organized By : Dr.Samitha K, Head, Dept. of MCA

A webinar was organized for II and IV semester MCA students. Mr. Prashanth Raghu, Technical Architect, SignEasy Technologies, Bangalore, conducted a Webinar.

The coordinator Prof Vibha M B introduced the speaker Mr. Prashanth to the audience. The speaker started the session with an interaction with students. With the interaction, he understood the comprehension of the students and thus proceeded further by keeping them aware with the advancements of technology. He demonstrated the role of operating system for the current technology. Concepts of virtualization and Micro-services were discussed. The responsibility of operating system in Containerization/Docker technology was explained. The session was well received by students.

The Dept. of MCA extended its gratitude to the speaker.

Report of Webinar on Internet of Things and its Applications

  • Speaker : Dr. Bhanu K R, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysore
  • Date : 21/05/2020
  • Coordinator : Prof. Chandrika
  • Organized By : Dr.Samitha K, Head, Dept. of MCA

On 21/05/2020, a webinar was organized for II and IV semester MCA students. Dr.Bhanu K N from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham delivered a talk on 'Internet of Things and its Applications'.

The webinar started with the introduction of Internet of things, and carried forward with topics such as Industrial and real life applications. She also showed some IOT projects of her students and informed about career opportunities in the domain of IOT. It was very beneficial as it brought the awareness among students regarding IOT as a domain.

Webinar Artificial Intelligence: Ruling the current World

  • Speaker : Dr.Bharathi S, Dr.AIT, Bangalore
  • Date : 12/05/2020
  • Coordinator : Prof. Alamma B H
  • Organized By : Dr Samitha K, Head, Dept. of MCA

The Guest Lecture began with a brief introduction of the speaker by Prof Vibha M B.

Department of MCA organized a Webinar on Artificial Intelligence ruling the current World for IV semester students, on 12/05/2020 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. She spoke about SIRI to self driving cars, and how Artificial Intelligence is progressing rapidly. While science fiction often portrays AI as robots with human-like characteristics, AI can encompass anything from Google’s search algorithms to IBM’s Watson to autonomous weapons.

An AI takeover is a hypothetical scenario in which artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes the dominant form of intelligence on Earth, with computers or robots effectively taking the control of the planet away from the human species. Possible scenarios include replacement of the entire human workforce, takeover by a Artificially Super Intelligent.In a nutshell, AI provides a cutting-edge technology to deal with complex data which is impossible to handle by a human being. AI automates redundant jobs allowing a worker to focus on the high level, value-added tasks.


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