Oct 28, 2009
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
Students from four Amrita campuses came together to participate in the Computer Society of India’s 25th National Student Convention (CSI-NSC) at Coimbatore on September 24 and 25.
“Amrita students won many of the prizes and best paper awards,” stated Mr. Prashant R. Nair, Vice-Chairman (IT), of ASE Coimbatore, who was also the Organizing Joint Secretary of the event. “Amrita emerged as the institution with the maximum number of laurels.”
Indeed, students from the Amrita School of Arts and Sciences at Mysore joined their colleagues from the Schools of Engineering at Amritapuri, Bangalore and Coimbatore, to make their presence felt in this event. First prize in Code Debugging Contest, first prize in Logical Reasoning Competition, second prize in Technical Quiz — all these were won by Amrita students. Nearly 750 students from over 100 colleges nation-wide participated.
The CSI-NSC is widely regarded as the most prestigious national-level computer-science student conference in India. It has been conducted annually for over two decades now. Of late, there has been a greater emphasis on paper presentations by students. This time saw over 150 papers being presented in 6 tracks. Amrita students and research scholars participated in several tracks and won top honors in these as well.
Reverse Engineering — a paper written by Amrita Murali, Anjali Balakrishnan and Sreedhu Krishnan of the Dept of Computer Science, Amritapuri won the best paper award in the Software Engineering track. Amrita engineering students won second best paper awards in the Research Scholar track as well as the Networking and Cybersecurity tracks.* In addition, Apoorva Prabhu and Divya S. N., students of BCA (Bachelor of Computer Applications) in Mysore won the third best paper award for their paper on Image Processing Techniques in the Soft Computing track.
We congratulate all the participants and the winners.
Winning Paper Abstracts
Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri
BEST PAPER AWARD IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING TRACK
Sreedhu Krishnan, Amrita Murali and Anjali Balakrishnan, Reverse Engineering.
SECOND BEST PAPER AWARD IN NETWORKING AND CYBER SECURITY TRACK
Ajith Govind S., Amreth Chandrasekhar, M. Krishna Kumar, Honey Pots: Trapping Botnets.
Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore
SECOND BEST PAPER AWARD IN RESEARCH SCHOLAR TRACK
Arun Kumar C., K. Gangadharan, R. K. Gnanamurthy, A Novel Way for Two-Way Authentication in GSM Networks.
Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Mysore
THIRD BEST PAPER AWARD IN SOFT COMPUTING TRACK
Apoorva Prabhu and Divya S.N., Image Processing Techniques.
Other Prize Winner Details
FIRST PLACE IN CODE DEBUGGING
Devaradhan M and Vignesh M, School of Engineering, Coimbatore
SECOND PLACE IN TECHNICAL QUIZ
Vignesh Gautham K. and Vathul Saran, School of Engineering, Coimbatore
FIRST PLACE IN LOGICAL REASONING
Bharat Raja and Krishnan L., School of Arts and Sciences, Mysore
The honors continue. On October 9, 2009, Amrita’s Prashant R. Nair, traveled to Pune with his colleagues at the CSI Coimbatore Chapter. In a colorful ceremony, they received the Best CSI Chapter in India Award by Shri. S. Mahalingam, TCS CFO.
CSI is India’s leading body of IT professionals with over 50,000 members. There are 381 student chapters nation-wide. Currently in its silver jubilee year, the Coimbatore chapter enjoys support from several Amrita faculty members. Dr. Venkat Rangan, Vice-Chancellor served on the National Advisory Committee of the recently-concluded CSI-NSC. Prof. K. Gangadharan, Chair-IT, ASE Coimbatore was part of the Program Committee.