The Computer Society of India (CSI) Student Branch of Amrita School of Arts & Sciences, Mysuru, has been adjudged as the best active student branch in India for the 2015-2016 academic year. This is a significant achievement, considering the fact that there are more than 600 colleges and universities in India, with CSI student chapters in reputed institutions like IIIT, NITs, VIT-Vellore, Anna University-Chennai, Amity, Manipal and Christ Universities.
On 30th March, 2017, the award was conferred by Prof. Prashant R. Nair, CSI National Student Coordinator to Prof. Vidya C. Pai, Principal, Amrita Mysuru, in the presence of Dr. K. Sankaran, Registrar, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham; Br. Sunil Dharmapal, Director; Br. Venugopal, Correspondent; Prof. Gokuldev S., HOD-CSE and Mr. Manishankar S., Student Branch Coordinator of Amrita School of Arts & Sciences, Mysuru.
About this singular achievement, Prof. Prashant R.Nair said, "CSI is India's national professional body for computer science and IT. And this award is a recognition of the quality and impact of the professional activities at the institution as also its societal focus."
The various activities of CSI Student branch of Amrita Mysuru included Amrita Vidyaanveshane - an expert lecture series in cutting-edge areas such as storage area networks, android apps, Rasperry Pi, cloud, web technologies and multimedia graphics by distinguished speakers from Infosys, Juniper Networks, Symantec, Payoda, etc. Other notable activities included Antarprerana - an intercollegiate symposium, Brain Bytes quiz for school students and national workshops on Network security vulnerability assessment and penetration testing and Amazon web services.
About the Computer Society of India
The Computer Society of India (CSI) is India's first and largest professional body for IT professionals with over 1 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, Big Data. 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 fourteenth year, which are presented to government departments at national and state level for IT usage for delivery of services to citizens.