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2024


SOCS Virtual Alumni Meet 2024

 

The School of Computer Sciences (SOCS) at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, successfully conducted its Virtual Alumni Meet on February 24, 2024. The event, hosted on Google Meet, saw an impressive turnout with over 136 participants joining from different parts of the world. The agenda for the SOCS Virtual Alumni Meet 2024 was meticulously planned to ensure a comprehensive and engaging experience for all attendees.The event commenced with a warm welcome speech by Prof. Dr. Bindu V R, the esteemed Professor & Head of the School of Computer Sciences. This was followed by a presidential address accompanied by a PPT presentation, setting the tone for the rest of the proceedings. Prof. Dr. K. N. Ramachandran Nair, Founder Director (Retired), and Prof. Dr. R. Vijayakumar (Retired) graced the occasion with their insightful addresses, reminiscing about their time at SOCS and sharing valuable wisdom with the alumni. They suggested bringing PhD scholars into the alumni network, recognizing their contribution to the academic community and the potential benefits of their continued involvement. Additionally, they emphasized the importance of enhancing alumni connections and proposed ideas for providing more valuable benefits to alumni, fostering a stronger sense of community and support within SOCS.

Alumni Committee Office Bearers Election:  

     The highlight of the event was the election of the 2024 Alumni Committee Office Bearers. The elected executives, including Vipin Damodaran, Sujit Sudhi, Jeesmon, Eeswari, Shiju, Charan, Arun P R, Sreevishnu, Naveen, and Mehanas, were announced, marking a significant milestone in the alumni association’s journey.

Alumni WhatsApp Community Inauguration:  

   A momentous occasion, the launching and inauguration of the Alumni WhatsApp Community, aimed at fostering continued engagement and networking among alumni members.

Alumni Memory Sharing & Suggestions:  

   The event provided a platform for alumni to reminisce and share cherished memories and experiences from their time at SOCS. Alumni also extended their support and guidance to the current MSc batch, emphasizing the importance of mentorship and camaraderie within the SOCS community.

Discussion on Initiatives:  

   The revival of “Interface,” the technical meet of SOCS, garnered significant attention and discussion during the event. Alumni expressed enthusiasm for reinstating Interface as a platform for showcasing technical prowess, fostering innovation, and nurturing talent within the SOCS community.


Cleaning Day at the School of Computer Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

On February 23, 2024, the School of Computer Sciences at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, organized a comprehensive cleaning day initiative aimed at maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene of the department premises. This event saw enthusiastic participation from MSc students, research scholars, faculty members, and non-teaching staff, all coming together to contribute to a cleaner and more environmentally friendly campus environment.

Activities Undertaken:

The cleaning day initiative encompassed various areas within the department premises, including laboratories, classrooms, gardens, verandas, and bathrooms. Participants diligently worked to clean almost every corner of the department, ensuring that no area was left unattended. The activities involved sweeping, mopping, dusting, and organizing materials to ensure a neat and orderly environment conducive to learning and research.

Participation:

The event witnessed a significant turnout, with MSc students, research scholars, faculty members, and non-teaching staff actively engaging in the cleaning activities. The collaborative effort and collective spirit demonstrated by all participants were commendable, reflecting a shared commitment to maintaining a clean and healthy campus environment.

Impact:

The cleaning day initiative not only resulted in immediate improvements in the cleanliness of the department premises but also had a broader impact on promoting environmental awareness and sustainability within the campus community. By actively participating in the cleaning activities, individuals were able to contribute to the larger goal of creating an eco-friendly campus and fostering a sense of responsibility towards preserving the environment.


Development and Implementation of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)

The 3-day workshop on the Development and Implementation of MOOCs was successfully conducted from January 22nd to 24th, 2024, at the Seminar Hall and Swayam Multimedia Lab, School of Computer Sciences. The program aimed to acquaint university teachers with the landscape of MOOCs and empower them to develop and implement their own courses. Honorable Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Aravindakumar inaugurated the programme. 

Day 1:

The workshop commenced with an insightful keynote address by Dr. M. Parthasarathy, shedding light on the significance of MOOCs in modern education. Participants engaged in interactive workshops and seminars focusing on understanding MOOCs’ landscape and effective teaching techniques for online platforms.

Day 2:

Dr. Parthasarathy guided the participants through the process of creating storyboards and content for MOOC classes. Teachers were introduced to new software and technologies for online class creation, with hands-on sessions conducted in the Swayam Multimedia Lab. Discussions and sharing of best practices enriched the learning experience.

Day 3:

On the final day, teachers showcased their implemented recorded classes, receiving valuable feedback from peers and the resource person. Meaningful discussions were held, highlighting the challenges and opportunities in MOOC development and implementation.


New Year Celebration at School of Computer Sciences

January 8, 2024

Venue: Seminar Hall, School of Computer Sciences

The School of Computer Sciences hosted New Year celebration on January 8th, 2024, bringing together faculty, staff, PhD scholars, and MSc students for a day of joy and camaraderie. The event kicked off with heartfelt wishes and speeches from respected faculty members, including Prof. Dr. Bindu V R, Prof. Dr. Pushpalatha, Prof. Dr. Anuj Mohammed, Dr. Abdul Jabbar, and Dr. Unnikrishnan. They shared their hopes and plans for the new year, setting a positive tone for the festivities.  

The celebration featured lively spot dance competitions and group games that kept everyone entertained and engaged. A highlight of the day was the exchange of gifts among participants, spreading happiness and goodwill.  Laughter and excitement filled the air throughout the event, creating cherished memories for all who attended. The success of the celebration marked a significant milestone for the School of Computer Sciences, showcasing its commitment to fostering a vibrant and inclusive community. As the day came to a close, attendees left with smiles on their faces, looking forward to future celebrations and continued camaraderie.

 


2023


Two-Day FDP Report: GPU Programming and Distributed Deep Learning with PyTorch

Mahatma Gandhi University’s School of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, in collaboration with the School of Computer Sciences and ACM Students Chapter, successfully hosted a two-day Faculty Development Program (FDP) on GPU Programming and Distributed Deep Learning with PyTorch from November 7-8, 2023. Conducted by Mahesh C, Assistant Professor at the Federal Institute of Science and Technology, the FDP featured seven insightful sessions covering a spectrum of topics, including distributed training, model optimization techniques, custom loss functions, multi-CPU and distributed computing, efficient data loading, and hyperparameter tuning. The event provided a platform for participants to explore advanced concepts and acquire practical skills applicable to their professional domains. The engaging sessions concluded with a comprehensive recap and an open Q&A, solidifying the FDP’s success in equipping attendees with expertise in GPU programming and distributed deep learning using PyTorch.

 


Global Academic Carnival -2023

Global Academic Carnival was held in Kottayam city from 17th to 19th January under the auspices of Mahatma Gandhi University. The program was held with the aim of imparting knowledge to the students about academic research programs, start-up, translational research  of the university schools and affiliated institutions.

Global Academic Carnival -2023

 


2022


A JOURNEY TOWARDS EXCELLENCE – Communication and Placement Training

A JOURNEY TOWARDS EXCELLENCE – Communication and Placement Training organised by School of Computer Sciences in association with CSSA, MG University Kottayam, on 28-30 November 2022.


Open Day Programme 26.08.2022

School of Computer Sciences has successfully organised technical Exhibition as part of the Open Day celebration of the University. The school has showcased its infrastructure, research developments and working models based on AI, Crypto Currency, Robotics and IoT. More than 605 number of people visited the department and gave motivating feedbacks about the exhibition. This include people from various sectors of the society starting from school students, graduate students, research scholars, Staff of the University, public and so on. The Research Scholars and all M.Sc students and all Faculty of the School actively participated for making this event a grand success.

 


2-Day Workshop on Start-up Ecosystem: Applications in Internet of Things and Robotics

2-Day  workshop on Start-up Ecosystem: Applications in Internet of Things and Robotics by Jasir T.P. and Abdul Muhaimin T. , organized by School of Computer Sciences on 25-26 July 2022.

 


3-Day hands on workshop on Advanced Deep Learning

3-Day hands on workshop on Advanced Deep Learning by Dr. Pournami P. N., Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, NIT, Calicut, organised by School of Computer Sciences on 11-13 July 2022.


Women’s Day

The School organized special Talk on Women’s Day Celebrations conducted on 8th March 2022 with presence of Special Guests Prof.(Dr.) C.T. AravindaKumar Pro. V.C., Dr. Jasmine Alex, Assistant Professor, SILT and Sri P. Vijayan IPS Inspector General of Police, Coastal Security.

 


2021


 

3-Day hands on workshop on Deep Learning with Python

3-Day hands on workshop on Deep Learning with Python by Dr. Shailesh Shivan, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Sciences, CUSAT, KOCHI organised by School of Computer Sciences on 8-10 December 2021, funded by DST PURSE P II.


Lecture Series on “Innovative Research and Computing”

Lecture Series on “Innovative Research and Computing” by Alumni of School Of Computer Sciences (1) Mr. Krishna Kumar, Maschusets, (2) Dr. Unnikrishnan G, SOCS, (3) Ms. Easwary P V, Seemens, Bangalore, (4) Mr. Liju Thomas, DhiSigma Kochi, organised by ACM Student Chapter, School Of Computer Sciences , Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam from 11-12 October 2021.


Webinar on Digital Transformations for Sustainable Development

A special Talk on “Digital Transformations for Sustainable Development” by Dr. Malu G, PDF, IIITM-K, Kerala, organised by ACM Student Chapter, SOCS on 6th October 2021.


Alumni Meet 2021

Reconnecting, Virtual Alumni Meet organised by School of Computer Sciences on 28th August 2021.


Webinar on Exploring Opportunities in a Dynamic Tech Industry

‘INNOVIZ’ IEDC club of School of Computer Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University is organising a webinar on Exploring Opportunities in a Dynamic Tech Industry on 16 August 2021.


Five day workshop on Machine Learning (5th to 9th July 2021)

School of Computer Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and Computer Science Student Association(C$$A) in collaboration with International Center for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS) is hosting a five day workshop titled “MACHINE LEARNING AND DEEP LEARNING TECHNIQUES WITH DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING”, on 5th to 9th July 2021.

 


Workshop on Introduction to Arduino & Robotics

One Day Workshop on Introduction to Arduino & Robotics conducted by Mr. Jasir T P Associate Software Engineer  from NEOITO Trivandrum, organised by Innovizz IEDC club of School of Computer Sciences on 11th June 2021.


Special Talk on Opportunities & Services of ACM India

Special Talk on Opportunities & Services of ACM India by Dr. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru Professor, IIIT Delhi, Organised by ACM Student Chapter of the School on 29th March 2021


IEDC Launch

The School organized an Orientation Session on “Building An Innovation Ecosystem done by Sreekutty O U, IEDC Coordinator, Kerala Start-Up Mission and Dr, Radhakrishnan E K, IEDC, Nodal Officer, Director, BIIC MG University on 19th March 2021.


Women’s Day

The School organized special Talk on Women’s Day Celebrations conducted on 9th March 2021 by Ms. Rema Rajeswari IPS (Alumni) SP, Thelankana.


2020


International Webinar on Data Science

The School organized an International Webinar on Data Science: Connecting Methodologies/Tools to Application Oriented Research/Innovation on 27 NOVEMBER 2020.


Faculty Training Programme

The school organized and facilitated the one week online Faculty Training Programme for “Vidyamrutam”, the institutionalized platform for online teaching and learning of the University, for all teachers of schools/centres with the help of video tutorials prepared by the faculty members Prof. Bindu V R, Prof. Anuj Mohamed and Dr. Pushpalatha K P in June 2020


A hands on workshop on “Digital Image Processing, Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision using Python-Open CV”

The School organized a hands on workshop on “Digital Image Processing, Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision using Python-Open CV” under the DST-PURSE (Phase II) programme of the University from 07.01.2020 to 11.01.2020. This training programme enabled the participants to get hands-on training in practical implementation of theoretical concepts of Digital Image Processing and Pattern Recognition using open source Python-Open CV


2019


Annual technical meet- Interface-2019


Workshop on “Machine Learning (Hands-on Python)”

Three day Capacity Building Workshop on “Machine Learning (Hands-on Python)” by Dr. Sabu M.K., Associate Professor & HoD, Department of Computer Applications, CUSAT was organized from  05th to 07th December 2019 at  the School as part  of capacity building and knowledge up-gradation of  research scholars and MPhil/PG students of the School.


International Women’s Day Celebrations

The School organized International Women’s Day Celebrations with a Quiz competition on “World Women on Top” on  8.3.2019.


Workshop on “Cloud Computing”

Organized a Workshop on “Cloud Computing” by Dr. Juby Mathew , PDF, School of Computer Sciences on 22.01.2019.


Seminar on “Humanitarian Openstreetmaps”

The School organized a seminar on “Humanitarian Openstreetmaps” by Mr. Liju Thomas (alumnus of the School), Co-founder, Dhi Sigma  on 11.01.2019.


2018


Technical talk on  “Bridging the Gap between Academia and Industry”

The School organised a technical talk on  “Bridging the Gap between Academia and Industry” by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Kochi on 19.12.201.


International Women’s Day Celebrations

The School organized International Women’s Day Celebrations  with a Quiz competition on “Socially and Educationally Inspired Womenon  9.3.2018.


Shasthrayaan- “Open House Programme”

The School as part of Shasthrayaan- “Open House Programme” of the University, conducted a 2 Day exhibition on 26th and 27th of February 2018. The aim of Shastrayaan was to highlight the overall research contributions and other academic activities carried out in the university through the various research and teaching schools and centers.  The Exhibition was open for students from schools and colleges and also for general public. All the students and research scholars of the School participated in this event by explaining posters and models in various current research areas, Computer Networks, Wired and Wireless Communication, Machine Learning, Computer Security, Cloud Computing, Computer machine assembling, and Software Installation etc.

Around 450 people including  Vice Chancellor, IQAC members, and professors of other Schools of the University, higher officials of Athirampuzha Grama Panchayath, school and college students, employees, people outside the universities, teachers from other colleges etc.  attended the Shastrayaan exhibition at the School. They found this as a wonderful initiative. This exhibition made them informative about various personalities, technologies and terminologies in computer science. From the feedback received, it is understood that people from different facets of the society, other than Computer Science field found this exhibition as a great opportunity to enable them familiar with the R&D activities in the School and many technologies that they use in their day-to-day life without knowing the background. Also students from Colleges got a chance to know about the emerging trends and technologies in the field of Computer Science. The neatly prepared posters and models were very much helpful in understanding the various applications and concepts deeply.


5-day National Workshop on “Digital Image Processing, Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision using MATLAB”

The school organized a 5-day National Workshop on “Digital Image Processing, Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision using MATLAB” by Dr. Mahesh Anand, Founder and CTO, Scientific Computing Solutions India under the  DST-PURSE (Phase-II) scheme  from 8.1.2018 to 12.1.2018.


Workshop on “Network Simulator-3”  

The school organized a 2-day DST-PURSE supported workshop on “Network Simulator-3”  

from 19.12.17 to 20.12.17.


Interface 2017

The school organized “Interface 2017” the annual technical meet of Post Graduate level Computer Science students in association with Computer Science Students’ Association of the School on 8th&9thDecember 2017. Annual Technical Publication of the School “IT Glimpse” was also released on the occasion.

  • Organized a Seminar on “Conceptualizing IOT” on 8.12.2017 as part of the Annual Technical Meet of the School.

Special talk on “Measuring Academia Research- Role of Journal Indexing and Scientometrics”

The school organized a special talk on “Measuring Academia Research- Role of Journal Indexing and Scientometrics” under the  DST-PURSE (Phase-II) scheme on 8.11.17.


3-day Employment Readiness Foundation Programme

A 3-day Employment Readiness Foundation Programme for the students of the School was  conducted on 3,4 and 5,October,2017.


Reviews of the student start-up projects

The School collaborating as a nodal department with the Business Incubation and Innovation Centre (BIIC), Mahatma Gandhi University, conducted reviews of the student start-up projects attached to the School on 13.7.17 & 27.9.17.


One-day workshop on  “Enhancement of Softskills”

As part of strengthening the activities of the Placement Cell of the School, a one-day workshop on  “Enhancement of Softskills” was organized for students of the School on  21.7.2017 .


Special Lecture on “Innovation Lead Development in India and Africa: Prospects, Challenges and Grounds for Cooperation”

The school collaborated with the Business Innovation and Incubation Centre of the University and K N Raj Centre for Economics in organizing a Special Lecture on “Innovation Lead Development in India and Africa: Prospects, Challenges and Grounds for Cooperation”, by Prof. MammoMuchie, Research Chair at Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa on 1.8.2017.

 


International Women’s Day Celebrations

The school organized International Women’s Day Celebrations with a talk on “Women Empowerment and Legal Protection” by Dr. Jasmine Alex and a Debate on “Are Women Secure in Modern Society?” on 3.2017.


Special Lecture on “Innovation and Tehnology”

Organized a special lecture “Innovation and Tehnology” by Heinz D Kurz, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Graz Schumpeter Centre, University of Graz, Austria in association withBusiness Innovation and Incubation Centre (BIIC) and University Centre for International Co-operation (UCIC) of the University on 1.03.2017.


Seminar on “Inculcating Entrepreneurship ”

The school organized a Seminar on “Inculcating Entrepreneurship ” by Dr. Rajesh Nair, Asia School of Business, Visiting Faculty, MIT, USA, in association with Business Innovation and Incubation Centre (BIIC) , Mahatma Gandhi University, on 30.01.2017.


Five day National Workshop on “Data Analytics, Mining and Machine Learning using R”

Five day National Workshop on “Data Analytics, Mining and Machine Learning using R” by Dr. Mahesh Anand, Founder and CTO, Scientific Computing  Solutions India was organized from 27.3.2017 to 31.3.2017 at  the School as part  of capacity building and knowledge upgradation of  faculty, research scholars and MPhil/PG students of the School.


Faculty  Development  Programme 

Two Weeks Capacity Building Workshop on “E-Learning and E-Content Development” 16th – 31st January 2017,  was organized in association with College Development Council, Mahatma Gandhi University and  University  Centre for International Co-operation (UCIC), at School of Computer Sciences.