Invited talks

Guest Lecture on “Cyber Security”:

Digitization has made our lives simple and easy. However, it demands to protect our data at every point of time in order to avoid cyber crimes. With this motive, the Department of MCA organized a guest lecture on “Cyber Security”.

  • Speaker : Mr. Rahul M Jamgade
  • Designation : Owner, Datacepts Infosec(Opc) Pvt Ltd.
  • Date & Time : 02/03/2018 Friday between 11.15 AM to 1 PM
  • Venue : C D Sagar Auditorium
  • Participants : Staff and Students of Department of MCA
  • Convener : Dr. Poornima Nataraja, Professor and Head
  • Coordinator : Prof. Vibha M B, Assistant Professor

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

The speaker initiated the talk with the need of securing the data. The speaker provided thorough information about Cyber Security threats, Vulnerability, Computer Security, hacking, Baiting and Phishing etc. His talk also included about Cyber Stalking, Extortion, Spoofing, and Cyber Crimes etc. The privacy policies for various applications that are freely available were informed to the gathering.

Mr Rahul, gave an insight about network etiquette, the do's and don'ts of online communication. The case studies discussed by the speaker, gave clarity to understand the cyber threats. The talk also included the Privacy and Security issues on Mobiles and the Cyber World. He mentioned the precautionary methods to safe guard data. The speaker concluded his talk by providing awareness about the cyber laws and acts.

The director of PG Studies, Dr. A Sreenivasan graced the event and admired the talk. The Head of the Department, Dr. Poornima Nataraja thanked the speaker Mr. Rahul M Jamgade, for providing vast information related to cyber security.

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Seminar on Data science and its significance

  • Speaker :Mr.Prasad joshi, CEO at Data Satva
  • Date :20/2/ 2018
  • Time :2 PM to 4PM
  • Venue :CD sagar Auditorium, DSCE

A seminar on “Data science and its significance” was organized by the Department for the 1st and 2nd year students. Dr. Suma S welcomed the speaker and his team. The speaker Mr Prasad joshi, gave an insight on Data, Data Analytics and its importance.

The speaker spoke about the facts and statics about the data collected in recent years. He spoke about Analytics in business, Business analytics focuses on developing new insights and understanding of business performance based on data and statistical methods

The students were given suggestions regarding the job opportunities in the field of data science. The workshop was helpful for the students as it is also a part of their curriculum. At the end of session Dr. Poornima Nataraja, Head of the department, thanked the speaker for the informative seminar on data science

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Guest Lecture on “Future of Technology”:

Mrs. Shruthi Hanagol Ramesh
Team Lead, SAP Labs, Bangalore
On 27-05-2017
Venue: Department of MCA

Mrs. Shruthi Hanagol Ramesh with 15 years of industry expereience is working as a Team Lead at SAP Labs, Bengaluru. Mrs. Shruthi started the lecture, by exhibiting how the SAP world has been rapidly changing over the last two years. The volume of data continues to grow exponentially resulting in massive economic and societal disruption. She highlighted how the new technologies are emerging. Traditional business functions are being totally transformed. Technologies like S/4HANA, Cloud, Mobile, Augmented Reality, Smart Machines and Wearables are the essentials tools and enablers of this transformation. She highlighted that it is against this backdrop they have created Mastering SAP Technologies.

Mrs. Shruthi Ramesh continued listing the core themes for SAP this year are expected to be the cloud, S/4 and HANA, since SAP is positioning its offerings as the "digital core" for modern businesses. SAP technology is currently in an active delivery cycle, producing product updates and adding features. Focus on S/4HANA is expected, but the coming innovations on the core HANA platform will be interesting — HANA is truly becoming a full-fledged development and runtime environment, not just an in-memory database. It will be able to host applications using a wide range of technologies, such as TomEE and Node.js, and provide enterprise integration options, all while getting supports through SAP's development tools.

She also threw light on the SAP Virtual Machine Container, highlighting the design of the SAP NetWeaver Application Server which is aimed at providing an exceptionally high level of robustness and supportability for the applications running on it

With the Virtual Machine Container technology (VM Container, VMC), SAP has achieved a technological foundation that allows Java applications to be executed with a similar level of robustness as software developed in ABAP. She discussed the aim to be isolating individual users from each other as securely as possible to avoid any unwanted restrictions. In order to provide an optimal runtime environment for selected scenarios with especially high demands on a narrow ABAP-Java coupling, in this release a Java VM can also run integrated in the ABAP work process.

The lecture concluded with a note opinionating that we live in world where digital is woven into the fabric of our lives; where the pace of change is accelerating, its trajectory exponential, and the convergence of paradigm shifts is the new norm. The impact will be profound, as structures, industries, value, ethics, and traditional transformation strategies are challenged and re imagined, and societal progression moves us from profit to purpose. It’s a looking-glass world, making us rethink our long-held notions of success and failure.

The event concluded with Dr. Poornima Nataraja, Professor and Head, Department of MCA, thanking the speaker for providing the students with an insight into future of technology.

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ISTE Student Chapter (MCA) - Technical Talk on "WEB DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGIES":

Date: 12th November, 2016
Venue: Department of MCA

The Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) student chapter‘s objective is to keep up the students updated about the recent technologies. The Department of MCA arranges technical talks from the eminent personalities from industries and other organizations to deliver lectures on current trends, enhance professional ideas and standards to improve the academics. The objective of the ISTE student chapter is to make an effective linkage between the technical institutions, industry and society.

The Indian Society for Technical Education chapter Department of Computer Applications organized a technical talk in the MCA department for I Sem MCA students on 12/11/2016 from 11.00 AM to 12.30 PM on latest technologies in web like MongoDB, NodeJS, PHP and Python and its career opportunities in the industry.

The talk was delivered by an eminent speaker Mr. Manoj Kumar, Principal Software Developer, Oracle India Pvt.Ltd., with his extensive skill in Full stack web Application development, MEAN Stack, Oracle ADF and Oracle cloud.

The Speaker of the session was welcomed by Dr. Poornima Nataraja, Professor and Head, MCA - VTU and introduced by Prof. Suma S, Associate Professor, MCA - VTU. The talk on “Web Development Technologies” provided an insight into the technologies like Node JS, MangoDB, PHP and Python along with a demonstration session. The interactive session concluded with focus on opportunities in these areas and steps to achieve the targeted goals in web technologies.

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Date:: 5 th november, 2016
Venue: Department of MCA

The Department of MCA conducted a One day Value Added Program for I and II year autonomous stream on 5th November 2016. Mr. Jayasimha and Mr. Y V Gundurao, two professional trainers, counselors interacted with the students.

Mr. Jayasimha, has a rich experience of over 25 years in conducting experiential and life improving workshops to participants from different walks of life. He is the only trainer who is magician and the only magician who is a trainer. He spoke to students on Mind and Attitude and brought them awareness on Power of Positive thinking.

Mr. Gundurao has been a trainer for more than 18 years covering more than 50000 participants and specializes in counseling people on Relationship Management. He covered topics such as- Different Learning Styles for Students, Stress Management and Emotion Management.

All the students benefitted from the program and wished to have more of such programs. The Department would like to thank the support received from the Management and Principal for organizing such events.
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Guest Lecture on SAS Awareness and SAS Opportunities:

Date: 22nd September, 2016.
Speaker: Vishwa Brahmabhatt, Epoch Research Institute India Pvt. Ltd

Department of MCA, DSCE conducted a seminar on “SAS® awareness and SAS® Opportunities in todays Corporate World” for second and final year students on 22/09/2016. The speaker of the seminar was Vishwa brahmbhatt.

The seminar gave the idea about SAS software, its benefits, concept of Big data Analytics, dynamic report creation with visual analytics tool of SAS. The speaker also talked about corporate opportunities for the students and career path as Business Analyst, Data Analyst, Data Scientist or SAS Programmer.


Guest Lecture on Present and Future Trends in Computer Applications:

Date: 17th September 2016.
Guest Speaker: Mr. Biswajit Pal, Sr.Technical Lead, Danske Bank

A invited talk on Present and Future Trends in Computer Applications was carried out by Mr. Biswajit Pal, Sr. Technical Lead, Danske Bank.

The guest lecture was organized as a part of the orientation program for I semester MCA students. During the session, Mr. Biswajit provided an insight to the students on trending areas and career opportunities. The topics like Data Analytics, Cloud, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Web/ Internet Applications, IOT, Machine Learning, and Parallel and Distributed Computing was put forth in detail. The talk provided the students with lucid picture on focus and action points to pursue career in a specific field.

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Invited Talk on 'Impact of Motivation and Confidence for Entrepreneurial Endeavors':

Date: 16th September 2016.
Guest Speaker: Mr. Nanjunda Pratap Palecanda, Serial Entrepreneur and Co-Curator, House of Genius

An invited talk on Impact of Motivation and Confidence for Entrepreneurial Endeavors was organized by the department of MCA for 1st, 3rd and 5th Semester students.

During the interactive session, Mr. Nanjunda stressed upon the salient qualities that the student has to imbibe in himself/herself to be successful. He also highlighted failure should not be a deterrent to success but a means towards developing strong determination and persistence. By highlighting some real world cases, Mr.Nanjunda addressed the students on qualities that help gain the job opportunities. He also motivated the students to find solutions for the day to day issues and problems a common man comes across. He emphasized the need for taking up social issues prevailing across India. He concluded the talk by asking the students to focus on disruptive technology and to closely monitor and update themselves with current technologies.

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Guest Lecture on Communication Skills:

Date: 30th August 2016.

An Orientation Session on Communication Skills, Mental intelligence, Will Power& Habits was conducted by Mr. Vinayak Makale, Life Skills Consultant, for the 5th semester MCA students in MCA Department.

The interactive session included real world scenarios for enhancing life skills, practical strategies, case studies to succeed in interviews, understanding self and understanding others and team work.


Guest Lecture with a Demo session on "Python Programming":

A Guest Lecture with a Demo session on "Python Programming" was conducted by the Department of MCA on 1st January 2016 for first year MCA students. Mrs. Rama Satish, Assistant Professor, RNS Institute of Technology conducted the session.

Guest Lecture on "Software Design"

A Guest lecture was conducted on 31st October and 7th November 2015 on "Software Design".
The guest faculty was Mrs. Savitha. S, Assistant Professor, Dept. of MCA, R V College of Engineering. The students of 5th Semester MCA participated in the event.

"Techno Talk on SMAC: Social Mobile Analytics and Cloud"

Topic: Social Mobile Analytics and Cloud
Conducted on: 19/08/2015
Conducted by: Mr. Raghavendra Nagarajan, Cloud Consultant, Cognizant Cloud Services, Bangalore

Description: The speaker focused on the concepts of SMAC services. SMAC is the concept blended by four technologies that is currently driving the business. It is an IT model that blends social, mobile, analytics and cloud. The speaker gave an insight to the concepts and motivated the students to consider this as a career opportunity.

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