MCA Dept’s NC-ACT 2020 was a thumping success!

All the activities connected with the National Conference on Advances in Computing Technology 2020 (Online) organised by the MCA Dept of the College were completed at 11.30 am on 5 December 2020. The Conference proper was concluded with a valedictory function followed by a rendering of the national anthem at about 5.00 pm on 4 December 2020. The remaining activity was two post-Conference talks which were held on 4 December 2020.

With 500+ registrations, 55 paper presentations, the presence of an average of 150 – 175 participants for all the invited speaker sessions, an average of 40 participants in each of the six paper presentation sessions, three invited speakers from institutions of national repute and three invited speakers from MNCs, the Conference was a great success indeed!

Inaugural Ceremony

The Conference was formally inaugurated by Dr K B M Namboodirippad in a simple Inaugural Ceremony held at 9.15 am on 3 December 2020. Dr Saji C B presided over the function. Dr Sudha Balagopalan, Dean-Academics, officially released the Compendium of Abstracts of the Conference. Er G Mohanachandran, Executive Director and Mr Suresh Lal, Administration and Finance Director, felicitated the programme. The Inaugural Ceremony was followed by the first keynote talk by Dr P J Narayanan, IIIT Hyderabad.

Invited talks

There were six invited talks of which three were by academicians and three by persons from industry. On the first day, 3 December 2020, Dr P J Narayanan, Professor and Director, IIIT Hyderabad, and Mr Rajasekhar R, Former Patent Supervisor, Honeywell Inc delivered keynote addresses. On the second day, 4 December 2020, Mr Roshin Kannoth, Infosys Ltd, Mysore, Dr Soman K P, Profeesor, Amrita Vishwavidya Peetham, Coimbatore and Dr Jisha Jose Panackal, Professor, Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy, Thrissur, delivered keynote talks. The sixth keynote talk was delivered by Mr Navaneeth Vengallur, HTS, Bangalore as a post-conference talk on 5 December 2020. There was also a post-conference talk on Ramanujan in Computing delivered by the Conference Chairman Dr V N Krishnachandran.

Paper presentation sessions

The paper presentaions were held in three parallel sessions on both days. As many as 55 papers were presented in the various sessions.

Valedictory function

The Conference proper was concluded with a Valedictory Function held at 4,30 pm on 4 December 2020. The Conference Chairman gave a valedictory message and some of the participants shared their feelings and experiences.

Video of Inaugural Ceremony

Video of the keynote talk by Dr P J Narayanan

Video of the keynote talk by Dr P K Soman