January 2020 – July 2020
ALPHA is the first edition of the Mars Rover built by a multidisciplinary team of 20 students from Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru lead by Mr. D Ivan Daniels(4th year Mechanical) under the guidance of Mr. NippunKumaar A.A, Department of CSE and Mr. Rajeevlochana G Chittawadigi, Department of ME.
The team was among the top 20 finalists in the Indian Rover Challenge 2020 conducted as a part of Rover Challenge Series by MARS society, USA, in VIT-Chennai from 17th-21st January 2020. Rover-Alpha is built with cost-effective infrastructure and includes several features such as Autonomous Navigation with Obstacle Avoidance, a 5 Degree of Freedom Robotic Arm to make the robot serviceable and a custom digging mechanism for collection of soil samples and testing.
The team is categorized into five sub-teams based on departments – Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Science and AI, Communication and Science.
Overall experience is invaluable for all the team members and would be cherished as it transformed us and enhanced our knowledge in various aspects of engineering, not only theoretically but also practically.
- Mr. Shreyas S (1st year)
- Ms. A L Shweta (2nd year)
- Mr. Haswanth Y (2nd year)
- Mr. N Gowtham Sai (2nd year)
- Mr. DheerajDomala (2nd year)
- Mr. Dharan Ram S (3rd year)
- Ms. AvanthikaDuraiswamy (4th year)
- Mr. D Ivan Daniels (4th year)
Computer Science Group
- Ms. G Keerthana (3rd year)
- Ms. GosuSaisree (3rd year)
- Ms. C Sahithi (3rd year)
- Mr. J S Dheeraj Kumar (3rd year)
- Mr. Aditya D Udapudi (3rd year)
- Mr. Abhishek Venkata Sai Kandikattu (3rd year)
- Mr. Manish Turlapati (2nd year)
Electronics and Communication Group
- Mr. Roshan Anil(2nd year)
- Ms. Sai Dhruthi Varna K(3rd year)
- Mr. K Sri Sailesh(4th year)
- Mr. Krishnan A(4th year)
- On 28th June 2020, RamshankarYadhunath (S8-CSE), Srivenkata Srikanth (S8-CSE) and Arvind Sudheer (S8-CSE), presented their software “DataSwissKnife” at the Developer Student Clubs OMG annual event. The project was shortlisted as one of the top 10 projects that year by Developer Student Clubs across India. The team represented DSC ASEB.
- On 23rd July 2020, RamshankarYadhunath (S8-CSE) was adjudged the winner of the “Chai Time Data Science” contest held on Kaggle. The contest required the participants to unearth important insights from the data generated through the Chai Time Data Science podcast. There were around 25 submissions that qualified for the final round of judging. Ramshankar was also interviewed as a guest on the podcast as a winner of the contest.
2017 – 2018
- The project titled “Diagnosis of reading disability in dyslexic children using eye tracking” by students Ms Y. Navya, Ms P. Akhila and Ms S.Sridevi under the guidance of Dr. Amudha J., was selected for State level Seminar and Exhibition, held at Bapuji Institute of Engineering and Technology , Davangere on 10-11th August 2018. They were part of 41st series of Student Projects Programme(SPP).
- The project titled “Solar Powered Smart Aquarium based on Internet of Things” by students M.Nishwanth, G.TarunKumar and G.SaiKarthik Reddy under guidance of Ms S. Nalini was sanctioned Rs 4500 by Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology in year 2017-18.
- Manmohan Singh from final year CSE has won second prize in #HackWithInfy Hackathon conducted by Infosys, in Pune on Monday, August 20. #HackWithInfy, a programming competition was open to pre-final year (2019 batch) students across disciplines of BE/B. Tech/ME/M. Tech, MCA and M.Sc. from select colleges and universities. The hackathon received over 50,000 entries from across the country. The competition was divided into three rounds, the first two rounds were single-participant online challenges which required the participants to solve three problems with varying levels of complexities within three hours. 93 selected students went on to participate in the grand finale. These students were divided into 18 teams and a mentor was allocated to each team, to guide them in making design and implementation choices for their project.
- Manmohan Singh got chance to do internship in German University by Infosys after he won second prize in #HackWithInfy Hackathon in Pune in August 2018.
- Gayathri Venu Madhuri Chandu got internship for 3 months from May 17 to July 31 in University of Texas, Dallas, under S.N.BOSE scholarship program, 2018. She will be working there under guidance of Prof. Vincent Ng in the project related to implicit aspect data set creation, extraction and sentiment analysis. She will get stipend of 2000 dollars, air fare for round trip and 500 dollars health insurance.
- Ms. Lavanya Karthikeyan was delegate for the 9th “University Scholars Leadership Symposium” at the UNITED NATIONS in Bangkok, Thailand from August 1 to 7, 2018. Around one thousand students participated in this life-changing Conference at the United Nations. The Selection was based on outstanding character as well as excellent academic and extracurricular strengths of the student.
- Aditya Udapudi and Garimella Venkatasatyasai Phani Ramaaditya of IV semester CSE won the first prize, a cash price of Rs15000/- in CSI Category of SLAC (Stay Late and Code) organized on 30-31st march 2019, in Amrita Bengaluru Campus. The Forum for Aspiring Computer Engineers (FACE) club of Amrita School of Engineering Bengaluru, organized and conducted the Stay Late and Code (SLAC) event. In the annual 24-hour hackathon- workshops and events were conducted for rising Engineering students to showcase their skills.
- Ms. Lavanya Karthikeyan , (S5, CSE) had been elected as a delegate for the 9th University Scholars Leadership Symposium at the UNITED NATIONS in Bangkok, Thailand from 1st to 7th August, 2018.
- Manmohan Singh, a student of seventh semester of Department of Computer Science and Engineering secured second place in all India Hackathon “Hack With Infy”. The hackathon received over 50,000 entries from across the country. The competition was divided into three rounds; the first two rounds were single participant online challenges which required the participants to solve three problems with varying levels of complexities within three hours. 93 selected students went on to participate in the grand finale. These students were divided into 18 teams and a mentor was allocated to each team, who guided them in making their design and implementation choices for the projects they worked on.
- Gayathri Venu Madhuri (S7-CSE) completed her internship at University ofTexas, Dallas from May 2018 to July 2018 under S.N.BOSE scholarship program 2018 for the project titled “Implicit aspect data set creation, extraction and sentiment analysis”.
- FACE kick-started the year with BUGSTERS, a code debugging contest on 10th August, 2017. It saw around 100 students from all the years participating in the first round of the contest. They either took part in solo or a teams of two (2). It consisted two sets of question paper, an amateur one for the first years and a competent one for the second and third years.
The names of the top 20 teams along with the key to the questions asked were put up on the FACE official Facebook page.
The Second round of ‘Bugsters’ was conducted on 30th August, 2017 with an equally exciting and stimulating note. All the selected team came in with great enthusiasm and high spirit of competitiveness. This was an online programming round, wherein each team had to debug and code, two thought-provoking and brain racking programs within a time limit of 40min.
After an intense level of competition, the FACE team had a tough time shortlisting the three winners of the contest.
- Amrita Networking Club (ANC) organised a distinguished lecture on IOT- Internet of Things on 26th October, 2016. The guest speaker was Mr. Ananth Rao, Technical Manager, APJ Region, CISCO Systems. Ms. Shwetha Koushik, Year III, CSE formally welcomed the gathering and introduced the speaker.
Mr. Ananth Rao started his talk with a question and answer session which grabbed the interest of the students and made the session more interactive. He connected all the technological and related advancements including Cloud Computing, Entrepreneurship, Cyber security etc. with IOT to explain its importance in the present scenario. He also described the applications of IoT in domestic uses. Extending his talk on how IoT can make things easier, he explained about the driverless cars which are likely to come in next ten years. Often relating his personal experiences, he emphasized on the need of Networking and Cyber Security Engineers, expressing his grave concern on the problem of insecurity in the virtual world. He also discussed about the job opportunities available for them in the domain. He also briefed about some initiatives of CISCO following which he introduced the audience to Packet Tracer and its benefits in IOT applications. The session ended on a high note with memento distribution by Mr. Ullas S., Assistant Professor, Department of CSE and vote of thanks by Shaambhavi Shrivastava, Year II, ECE.There were nearly 90 student participates from various departments of our campus.
- On 21st of January 2015, the Amrita ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Chapter had a distinguished speaker Dr. Ullas Nambiar, Chief Researcher at CTO office, EMC India Center of Excellence, Bengaluru. He spoke about Big Data, Analytics and Data Science. The participants were welcomed by Dr. Amudha J., Associate Professor and Faculty Chair of ACM, the student chapter and various other faculty members from the Department of CSE. Both UG & PG students participated in this program.
- FACE – the CSE departmental forum in collaboration with Monday Education Lab conducted a workshop on “Android Application Development‟ on 31st January, 2015. The four hour long session was conducted in Rama hall and witnessed an overwhelming response of around two hundred students. The workshop began with the members of FACE and Monday Education Lab, helping students who had difficulty in installing the software -Android Studio, which was a pre-requisite for the workshop. This was followed by an introductory talk by Ms. Subbalakshmi Naik, the Human Resource Representative of Monday Education Lab. Ms. Naik took the audience through the entire session starting from the basics. She began the session explaining the need for Java and concluded the session by helping participants to develop their own “Hello World” application. She also emphasized on the different features available in the software and their utilities. The session ended with a teaser of SLAC, the upcoming mega event organized by FACE.
- 17 students from 7th semester CSE and IT have attended in the ACM Conference on Women in Computing held on 16th to 17th September 2010 at ASE Coimbatore.
- Two students Ms. Ramya Rajaraman (7th semester IT student) and Ms. S. Supraja (7th semester CSE student) has been awarded the Best outgoing Girl Student Award in the ACM Conference for Women in Computing 2010.
- Mr. Vinoth L. And Mr. Sreedharan Krishnan (7th semester students) has attained patent registration for their work on the topic Multi Secured Dropping of Spoofed Packets at the Gateway for Unauthorized Networks from The Patent and Trademarks Office.
- FACE organized various events during Ekatva ’14 – the Technical Fest of Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru campus. The events were Appalanche, Code Quest and Heavy Liquid CTF. The events were conducted in the computer labs and witnessed participation from many students. These events were spread over two days of the technical fest on 7th and & 8th November, 2014.
- Amrita Networking Club
- Amrita Networking Club organized a workshop titled “Into the World of Internet”. Thiswas the inaugural event of Amrita Networking Club for the year 2014-2015. This event was focused on helping students understand internet technology.The inaugural event was followed by a Two-day workshop on “Adobe Muse” software by Sahaj Ramachandran, a S7 student. Hosting and routing concepts were also demonstrated by the students of CCNA on 25th September, 2014. The demonstration included the connection, establishment and configuration of devices like: Access Point Switches, Routers, DNS and HTTP services. Around 100 students attended the workshop.
- Sequoia: Hack 2014
- Mr. Subramanian Ramvijji, ex-student, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru and currently Trainee Decision Scientist at Mu Sigma Inc, Bengaluru and Mr. Prashanth Reddy, ex-student, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru won the prestigious “Sequoia:Hack 2014‟ (Payments Category). They were awarded a cash prize of Rs. 200,000/-.
- “FACE‟ the departmental forum organized:
- Workshop on “Android App Development Techniques‟ on 1st February, 2014 by Mr. Santosh Reddy, a student of S8 CSE. It was a one day workshop held in Krishna Hall. The workshop was aimed at beginners, who had no prior experience in Java/ Android development. The workshop started with a brief introduction to Java with the Android app market and explored the interface of the Android Developer Tools. Mr. Santosh explained about the Android Virtual Device Manager. Then the participants created a simple Hello World app and executed it on Android Virtual Device Manager. Students learned how to create a Toast Message, created a login page with fields for a username & password and a submit button. Nearly 70 students who participated in this workshop also created alert boxes and designed simple applications. Deployment of app to Google Play Store was also covered.
- A workshop on “Web Development‟ on the 5th and from 26th to 28 of February,2014 in the E-Learning Center. The objective of this event was to inspire the B.Tech.students to participate in the upcoming event called SLAC. Mr. Adivandhya. B.R. ofS6 CSE took a series of sessions on web development. Students were taught how to build web applications right from the ground up. Bootstrap, front-end framework along with back-end coding in python were taught. Many B.Tech. students attended this workshop.
- “CTF‟ Training on 20th February, 2014 in the E-Learning Hall. Mr. Tanoy Bose of S8 ECE and Mr. Shiek-Al-Farhan S4 CSE were the speakers. The speakers conducted an introductory session regarding „Capture the Flag (CTF)‟ contests. Students were told about CTF and how to go about solving challenges. The speakers demonstrated these techniques by solving a simple CTF and gave a chance for the students to take part in a CTF. Many B.Tech. students attended the training.
- “FACE‟ – the departmental forum organized:
- A seminar on “Google App Engine‟ on the 10th of January, 2014. The objective of the seminar was to introduce the students to GAE and the services related to cloud computing. The seminar was presented by Mr. Aditya Sriram from Samsung. He described GAE from the perspective of system administration. Advantages of GAE such as persistent storage, good integration with google accounts, automatic scaling, backend service and speed were covered. He also gave a demonstration on the services. Around 60 students across all the branches attended this seminar.
- A seminar on „Linux Programming‟ on 29th January, 2014 in the E-learning Hall. Mr. Mithun, a S8 student of CSE began the seminar by taking the audience through the magical world of Linux and showed the students how Linux is indispensible for today‟s coder. He gave an insight as to how Google and Facebook have attained great heights today as their focus is on problem solving rather than the aesthetics. He showed as to how python is an excellent choice for handling data of large databases as it does not require that the programmer should construct custom data structures for large numbers. The concept of dynamic programming was elegantly demonstrated by the problem of “cutting a rod”. The concept of NP complete problems and the theoretical working of a Turing machine were also covered. Finally he demonstrated how to use Vim editor to its maximum potential. Then a live presentation of how to root one‟s android phone was demonstrated by Mr. Santosh Reddy, who is also a student of S8 CSE. It was interesting to learn how versatile an android mobile phone is and how to gain a complete technical know-how of this essential device which has become a partand parcel of our lives. The seminar was attended by around 40 students of B.Tech.
- Amrita Club for Robotics and Mechatronics (ACROM) had organized a Hands-on Workshop on „Basic Robotics‟ at the School on 27th October, 2013. The workshop was an effort to familiarize beginners with the basic procedure involved in Robot making and programming. The workshop covered the following modules like Line and Light Following, Detection of Edges and Sumo Wrestling (using bumper sensors). This is the first of its kind event where in the senior members of the club were the trainers for the workshop. Students participated in groups of three with a take away kind of robot for every team. The event witnessed a very good participation from 32 teams.
- FACE, the departmental forum organized a GCDC Hackathon on 26th October, 2013. The main aim of the event was to make the students comfortable with GCDC Hackathon which is conducted at the international level. A hands-on workshop on web application development was also organized. The event was attended by most of the students from the first year of B.Tech. There were about 73 participants who attended this hackathon, which began at 10 AM and went on till 4.20 PM. The participants were given some prizes at the end of the event. By 15th November 2013, all the applications will be evaluated online and will be suitably awarded by Google.
- FACE- the departmental forum organized the „Google Android Workshop‟ on 22nd September, 2013 in the campus. The workshop was conducted by Bangalore Andriod Users Group and Google Developers Group. The event which was open to students of all the B.Tech. programmes saw a good participation. Around 200 students participated in the event. The aim of this workshop was to introduce the students to Android Technology starting from the basic theory of how Android is implemented on systems to the development of live basic application.The speakers of the workshop were Mr. Aman Alam, Mr. Shubham Goyal and Mr. Sundeep Chowdary.
- Technozion, the annual technical festival of NIT, Warangal organized the first round of National Progamming League (NPL), a Programming Contest in Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru in August, 2013. Mr. Nerusu Surya Teja of III Year CSE coordinated this event. This event was held in the Computer Labs. Around 110 students from all the branches of Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru participated in the event. The whole idea of the event was to provide the basic idea of Progamming competitions.
- Txtweb Development Workshop was started on 26th August, 2103 in the E-learning Hall. Around 120 students of Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru attended this workshop. Two sessions on this have been successfully completed. Mr. Subramanian Pillai, a student from the IV Year of CSE gave an introductory video demonstration which threw light on aspiring developers.
- The session was continued by Mr. Sameer Ranawade, a III Year student of CSE. This workshop had a hands-on session where the students registered themselves through a simple txtweb application created by Mr. Rahul Bhargav of III Year CSE.
- To motivate the first year students who are weak in programming and to develop their confidence, senior students of CSE joined their hands together and started “C” Programming classes in the Computer Lab. Two sessions have been successfully completed with the strength of 36 students. These classes will be held throughout the semester.
- The following students of S6 CSE participated in a Technical Fest at Osmania University, in Hyderabad and presented the papers:
- Ms. Pooja Sudeshna Vinta and Ms. Jakkam Akhila presented a paper on “Cyborgs The Ultimate Invention”.
- Ms. R.G.L. Kavya Sri and Ms. G. Sindhura presented a paper on “Holographic Data Storage”.
- Ms.N.Nihari and Ms.B.Bhavani presented a paper on “Near Field Communication”.
- The Forum for Aspiring Computer Engineers (FACE) conducted the first exclusive Technical and Computer Science Quiz, ‘ASE TechMasters’ on 16th March, 2013 as part of its semester activity. Mr. Suhas S.G. from S8 CSE and an intern at Verisign, was the Quiz Master for the day. Around 70 students across different branches participated in this event.
- ‘Integra’ a team comprising of Mr. Bhargav Krishna, Ms. Amritha Dilip of S8 and Mr. Anish Gupta of S6 have been selected for the finals of ‘2013 Berkely Mobile University Challenge’ which is being held in Barcelona, Spain from 28th to 5th March, 2013 as part of GSMA Mobile World Congress. Amrita Bengaluru is the only Indian team that could make it to the finals this year. This is the 3rd time that the students of Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru have reached the finals.
- Team ‘Integra’ consisting of 3 students – Mr. Bhargav Krishna and Ms. Amritha Dilip of final year CSE and Mr. Anish Gupta of third year CSE were selected for the finals of ‘2013 Berkeley Mobile University Challenge’ which was held in Barcelona, Spain from 25th to 28th February, 2013 as part of GSMA Mobile World Congress. These students stood fifth among 11 teams who participated in the competition.
- A workshop on ‘TRACKING THE TRACKERS’ for digital privacy under the banner of Internet Society, Bengaluru Chapter. Mr. Ankush Bagotra started the session demystifying the myths about Internet. He explained the threats the users’ bear over the Internet. Various online tracking attacks with the help of add-ons like ghostery, disconnect.me, ad block plus were demonstrated. The workshop highlighted the issues of Internet footprint, digital privacy and security issues. This was the second time that ISOC, Bengaluru has collaborated with Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru.
- A seminar on ‘Virtualization and Cloud Computing’ conducted by Dr. Anup Gangwar, Managing Director, VirtuQ Education, Bengaluru in the school on 25th of February 2013. Students from S4 and S6 of B.Tech. and S2 of M.Tech. attended this session. The session lasted for about an hour wherein the speaker explained about Hardware Virtualization, which is an essential aspect of Cloud Computing.
- On 24th November 2012, a workshop on ‘Rapid Prototyping in HTML and CSS using Adobe Photoshop/Fireworks’ was organized as part of the Web Development Programme. Mr. Venkatesh Bilvam, Senior Designer from ‘Whitespace 35’ and Mr. Bharghav Krishna & Mr. Gautham T., S7 students of ASE, Bengaluru conducted the workshop which was attended by around 60 students.
- For better understanding of C++ language, classes were conducted for the S3 students with the syllabus being spread over a span of 20 days from 30th October to 17th November, 2012. There were 10 sessions with 10 students participating in it. These sessions were aimed to guide the students with their difficulties in learning the subject and enhance their learning ability. They were tested with practice problems after each session.
- The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is a multi-tier, team-based, programming competition operating under the auspices of ACM and headquartered at Baylor University. The contest involves a global network of Universities hosting regional competitions that advance teams to the ACM-ICPC World Finals. It is one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world. The Department organized the ICPC Online Round on 4th November, 2012 in Computer Programming Lab 1 & 2 from 9.30 AM to 2.30 PM. About 30 teams participated in this contest. The two teams that qualified for On-Site round are :
BYOC TEAM :
- Bharghav Krishna S7
- Anirban Gupta S5
- Gautham T. S7
GIGOES TEAM :
- Arjun Abhynav S7
- Suhas S. G. S7
- Praneet K. S7
- The ‘SAP Roadshow’ was organized on 11th October, 2012 where students were introduced to SAP Techniversity. The event was designed mainly to bring out the spirit of entrepreneurship and bridge the gap between industry and academia.
- On 31st October 2012, a seminar on HTML/ CSS was organized as a part of the Web Development Programme. Mr. Suhas S.G., a S7 student conducted the event. The session concentrated on honing the raw HTML knowledge among the student community with a touch of cascading Style Sheets. Hands on experience stood out among the attendees. Live CSS coding and few referential examples on the topic spurred interest among the 50 plus students who attended the event.
- The CSE student forum “FACE “ organized a Python – Technical talk and programming workshop on “Bang Pypers “ at the campus on 17th March 2012.
- The CSE student forum “FACE “ organized a Technical talk titled “Careers in IT industry” by Mr. Ghananil Phukan at the campus from Intel technologies on 18th March 2012.
- Students of VI semester CSE and Faculty members from CSE attended the Talk “Joy of Computing “ which was on P/NP and NP-hard problems by Dr.Sudarshan Iyengar from ISI , Chennai on 28th March 2012 at Krishna Hall ,ASE Bangalore.
- The students named Aaditya Sriram, Rohan Prabhu, Nikhil Nandagopal, K. Kedar of 8th semester CSE have qualified to represent our college at the Berkeley Mobile International Collaborative (BMIC – 2012 ) University Mobile Challenge at Barcelona , Spain from 27th Feb to 1st March, 2012 .
- The CSE student forum FACE conducted a Hands-on-session on” Ethical Web Hacking” at the campus on 15th Feb 2012.
- The CSE student forum FACE organized a Technical lecture titled “Emerging Career Opportunities in IT industry” by Mr. Praveen Kumar (SDE lead . Amazon.com) at the campus on 18th Feb 2012.
- Two student teams titled “Syntax Terror and Tamals “participated in the ICPC contest held at Amritapuri in the 2nd week of December.
- The CSE student Forum FACE organized a seminar on “Augmented Reality “on 2nd November 2011.
- Arjun , Ajay N., Anasuya Chandramouli, Vasudev B. , Rohan Prabhu, Nikhil N., Aaditya Sriram from VII semester CSE attended “Droidconin” an Android Conference held at at MLR Convention Center , Whitefield , Bangalore, from 19-20 November, 2011.
- Final year students Ramesh R.K., Pavan Kashyap S.,together with their friend Sudeep Kumar, a final-year student of B.Tech.(IT) developed a “Pass Issue System” – a complete software solution to issue and track students entry and exit. The trio were guided by Mr. Rajesh M., Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering.On July 28 2011, the security department on campus began using this system exclusively to record student visits outside the hostel premises.