There was no formal inaugural ceremony! The classes started straight away in different computer labs. It was how the mega add-on course on Python Programming was rolled out in the College on 10 July 2019. The course was targeted at all B Tech students admitted in the year 2018, that is, all B tech students who were soon to be promoted to the third semester classes, except those who were in the CSE stream. The genesis of the idea of implementing such a course can be traced to the realisation that a basic understanding of computer programming is an essential prerequisite for acquiring problem solving skills and such skills are much sought after by prospective employers. The course as designed is a five-day programme with fully hands-on lecture/practical sessions. The resource persons for the course are faculty members and laboratory staff of the CSE and MCA Depts of the College.Prof C Sunitha (Asso Prof, CSE Dept) is coordinating all activities related to the running of the add-on course.
Besides acquiring skills in handling the basic programming ideas like input, output, branching and looping, the course will help the students to understand how Python handles the concepts and methods related of string manipulations, lists and tuples, dictionaries and functions. The participants will also be trained to appear for a Spoken Tutorial Examination in Python Programming conducted by IIT Bombay.