Date : 26/09/14 to 28/09/14
The College of Engineering, Trivandrum hosted the All Kerala Students Congress (AKSC), 2014 on the 26, 27 and 28th of September. The event coincided with the 75th year celebrations of the college. Shri B Ramani, executive director of C DAC and Dr. G Vijayaraghavan, CEO of Techno Park and a Kerala State Planning Board Member, presided over the inauguration. The 3 day event was packed with 250 plus registrations from 25 colleges in the state, more than 50 Volunteers, 7 speakers with 11 sessions and 7 workshops ranging from technical to entrepreneurial. Some of the highlights include a machine learning and data analytics session by Dr. Deepak Garg, theChairman of the IEEE Computer Society India, which dealt with the promises, possibilities and machine learning in the field of artificial intelligence. A Node JS workshop was held under the guidance of PraseedPaiwho has been working in the IT/Engg software industry for more than 2 decades.
In addition to the technical aspects of engineering, participants were taught about the mechanics of creative thinking in an intense one day workshop, ReCreate by Parameswaran E.K., Senior Vice President for Servion Global Solutions. There were discussions on the innovation required for industrial advancement and economic value creation. SijoKuruvila, Founder CEO of Start-up village, covered yet another aspect of modern day engineering with his talk on the entrepreneurship revolution.
For those looking to test their skills, coding and circuit debugging competitions were held as part of the event.
Other speakers include AnivarAravind, Technology Management Consultant who spoke on Language computing, a FOSS event, and DhanuPattanashetti, Client Services University Program Manager who took a session on IEEE Xplore. With the success of the Mangalyan mission, it seemed apt that a session be taken on the Orbiter mission. Shri S Premkumar, Group Director of Avionics Production and Parts Management Group of VSSC conducted the session.
It wasn’t all about the learning either. Every evening the students of CET entertained the crowd with cultural events like duet and solo singing, mimicry, a musical skit as well as band and Acapella performances by the Music Club of CET. As part of the Nuclear Disarmament Celebrations, Najeeb, a student of the college narrated the story of Sadako Sasaki and the 1000 cranes with his live sand art demonstration. After that, the participants got together to complete the Big Picture, a huge jigsaw puzzle, which finally revealed itself to be the word ‘Peace’.