Students technical talents showcased in national symposium

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Chennai, Mar 1 (UNI) The city based SMK Fomra Institute of Technology (SMKFIT) hosted a national symposium 'Le Magnanimous' in its campus yesterday, showcasing the technical talents of engineering students to enhance their skills.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Department of Information Technology and Postgraduate Department of Computer Applications, SMKFIT jointly organized the symposium.

Mr Srinivasa Raghavan, Senior Consultant, TCS Chennai was the Chief Guest of the symposium, which threw light on the recent trends in Information Technology, focusing on Data Warehousing, Data Mining, Neural network, Robotics and Grid Computing.

Mr Raghavan briefed the students on how the industry was functioning and what it expected from employees. In addition to technical knowledge, which would be imparted at the college level, he stressed the need for students to augment their technical skills with domain knowledge.

More than 500 students from 53 colleges across India participated in the symposium. The participants included students from seven colleges from Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal.

The students sent in over 450 entries for paper presentations in topics that included Artificial Neural Networks, Network Security, Wireless Technology, Nanotechnology, Data Mining&Data Warehousing, Grid Computing, Natural Language Processing and Mobile Computing.

Twenty four papers were selected for presentation on the day of the symposium. Ms Charanya and Ms Amudavalli from Crescent College of Engineering won the first prize for their paper titled 'Wireless Technology-ZIG B and its applications'.

The second prize went to Ms Shamshuzia and Ms Poornima of Meenakshi Sunderrajan College of Engineering for their paper titled 'Security in Wireless Communications'.

Prof L Mahesh Kumar, Principal of SMK Fomra Institute of Technology said, ''The symposium served as a platform for the students to display their technical flair in the field of Information Technology. It enables the students to exchange diverse views with students from across the country.'' UNI WS BJR HS1537

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