Two-day Workshop: Chip-to-Net 2.0

The Department of Computer Applications organised a Two-day Workshop Chip-to-Net 2.0 for the students of the neighbouring arts and science colleges during 19-20 January 2017. As many as 45 students from ten different arts and science colleges participated in the workshop.  This is the second time the Department is organising such a workshop.  The first one was organised in January 2015.

The activities of the workshop began with a brief inaugural ceremony held in the Seminar hall of the Department. Er G Mohanachandran, Executive director, VICT, inaugurated the Workshop by lighting the traditional lamp. Dr K B M Namboothirippad participated in the ceremony as a special guest and offered felicitations.  Mr Manesh D welcomed the participants and Ms. Siji K B offered a formal vote of thanks.

A highlight of the Workshop was a a fully hands on session on Google sites handled by Dr V N Krishnachandran, Head of Computer Applications Department. This was given during the FN session of 19 Jan 2017. In the AN session, there was a “Un-screwing and Re-screwing” session where the participants were given an opportunity to see the inside working of a desktop computer.  This session was handled by Mr Sajay K R and Mr Dijesh P. In parallel to this session, the participants were engaged in developing websites using the

tools taught to them in the FN session as a preparation for participating the website creation contest.

On the second day of the workshop, there was a web-hosting session. The session was intended to give a hands-on experience in the steps involved in hosting a website. The participants were given domain names and spaces to experiment the processes of web-hosting. The web-hosting session was also handled by Mr Sajay K R  and Mr Dijesh P. In the AN session, Mr K P Krishnaprasad, Manager, Vidya IT Division, gave an interesting presentation on networking.

The fun-filed activities and learni

ng of the two days were concluded with a valedictory function held at about 4.00 pm in the Computer Lab of the Department.  In the function certificates of participation and small mementos were distributed. Also the cash prizes for the winners of the website creation contest were distributed. The first prize carrying an award of Rs.2000/- was awarded to Mr Nandakumar E., College of Advanced Studies,  Vattamkulam, and the second prize carrying an award of Rs.1500/- was awarded to Mr. Abhishek Satyan Chirukandeth, St. Thomas College, Thrissur.

From the feedback received it appears that the participants left Vidya with a lot of good memories about the College.

One of the participants lighting the traditional lamp during the inaugural ceremony

A session in progress with the participants on rapt attention

Awarding prizes to award winners: First Prize to Mr Nandakumar E (top) and second prize to Mr Abhishek Satyan Chirukandeth (bottom)

Participants of the Workshop with faculty of Computer Applications Department