Prashant R. Nair, Vice-Chairman, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, has been nominated as the National Student Coordinator (NSC) of the Computer Society of India (CSI). The CSI NSC has overall responsibility for professional activities and administration of the 500+ CSI student branches in leading universities and colleges all over India.
About Computer Society of India
The Computer Society of India (CSI) is India's first and largest professional body for IT professionals with over 2 lakh members all over India and abroad. Formed in 1965, CSI was instrumental in mentoring the Indian IT industry during its formative years and also launched the first training, certification and human resource development programmes in computing in India. CSI represents India in various international bodies like UNESCO, IFIP, SEARCC and ICANN.
The Computer Society of India (CSI) has set up Special Interest Groups (SIG) to promote activities and research in a few focused areas like e-governance, Cyber Security, Green IT, FOSS, Artificial Intelligence, etc. Various initiatives for the academic and research communities include publishing of world-class computer science journals including CSI Transactions on ICT published by Springer. Another initiative is the National e-governance awards, into its eleventh year, which are presented to government departments at national and state level for IT usage for delivery of services to citizens.