Vidya’s Computer Applications Association, fondly called ViCA, organised a special congratulatory programme in the Main Seminar Hall of the College during the afternoon session on 4 October 2019. The programme presided over by Dr V N Krishnachandran (Prof and Head, MCA Dept) and attended by all the students, faculty and staff of the MCA Dept was organised to appreciate and honour certain achievements and talents of the students of the Dept. Though the Principal had agreed to participate in the programme and felicitate the achievers, he could not make it as he was preoccupied other pressing official matters. However, through ViCA representatives he conveyed his best wishes for all the honorees of the occasion.
Winners of slide-show creation contest
Every year since 2008, the MCA Dept has been organising a slide-show creation contest in connection with the World Environment Day celebrations. The contest was open only to first semester MCA students. The contestants were required to create a slide-show using the tool available in LibreOffice. The main purpose of the contest was to make the students reflect for sometime on the threats to environment. It was also intended to make the students comfortable with the office package available in the Linux platform. All the first semester students admitted this year participated in the contest. ViCA officer bearers evaluated the slide shows and a short list of better shows was prepared. The prize winning entries were finally selected by the faculty members. The creators of the prize winning entries were presented with mementos during the special congratulatory programme held on 4 October 2019.
First Prize: Shaheena A H (S1 MCA)
Second Prize: Greeshma Gopinathan (S1 MCA)
Dr V N Krishnachandran (Prof and Head, MCA Dept) presenting the memento to Greeshma Gopinathan
Honouring entrepreneurial talent
The second item on the special congratulatory programme was honouring students of the Dept who had demonstrated their entrepreneurial talent outside the class rooms. As many as 19 students were presented with individualised mementos in recognition of their talents. (For a more detailed report, click HERE.)
Honouring TCS placed students
In the recently concluded TCS recruitment drive, as many as four MCA students have been offered placements in TCS. These students were honoured by giving them an opportunity to talk about their experiences while going through the recruitment process. It was an entertaining and enlightening experience for all to listen to these TCS placed students.