Computer Society of India is the first and largest body of computer professionals in India. It was started on 6 March 1965 by a few computer professionals and has now grown to be the national body representing computer professionals. It has 72 chapters across India, 511 student branches, and more than 100,000 members.
The Computer Society of India is a non-profit professional meet to exchange views and information learn and share ideas. The wide spectrum of members is committed to the advancement of theory and practice of Computer Engineering and Technology Systems, Science and Engineering, Information Processingand related Arts and Sciences.
The Society also encourages and assists professionals to maintain integrity and competence of the profession and fosters a sense of partnership amongst members. Besides the activities held at the Chapters and Student Branches, the Society also conducts periodic conferences, seminars.
Through the initiatives of Professor Rangaswamy Narasimhan, the first President, CSI has been in close liaison with International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) since its inception in 1965, when observers from India attended the IFIP Council meeting. Since 1974, when CSI became a member of IFIP, CSI has organized many IFIP sponsored events and was host to the 1978 Council meeting in Bombay and 1988 General Assembly in New Delhi. It represents India in technical committees and working groups of IFIP.
Chapters and Student Branches
A Chapter of the Society is a group of members in a particular locality or city. The chapters play a major role in achieving the objectives of the Society. It has direct links with the members. For the benefit of members, the chapter organizes monthly technical meetings, product presentations, exhibitions, film and video shows. The chapters also host Regional, Divisional, National, International events along with the sponsoring agencies. The Chapter activities are managed by a committee of elected members headed by the Chairman. The Chairman is assisted by the Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. The committee has eight members each one taking care of the activities relating to the divisions of the Society.
Being closely associated with students, the Society has developed a well-established network of “Student Branches” all across the country. The activities conducted for the students associated with the Society include lecture meetings, seminars, conferences, training programmes, programming contests and practical visits to installations. In an ever changing environment, CSI offers professional counselling being a great need of the hour. And this is done by being in close contact with its young members through various events, conferences, symposia to name a few. The CSI Student Branches are mentored by Student Branch Counsellor – typically a senior faculty member with good professional standing. The student branches have student office bearers and management committees whose composition may vary. The student branches are guided by 7 Regional Student Coordinators. In order to strengthen students related programmes, the CSI ExeCom created a new position of “National Student Coordinator” The National Student Coordinator, special invitee to CSI ExeCom, represents student branches at the national level meetings and programmes. At present, there are about 500 student branches across India.
The student chapter of CSI-VIT was formed in 2012.Under the banner of CSI-VIT many technical events have been carried out from time to time.
The Events conducted under CSI-VIT in 2016-17
Workshop on Python
The CSI-VIVA successfully organized a Two Day Workshop on ‘Python’ at VIVA Institute of Technology on 27th and 28th July, 2016. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Mitra Thakkar and was attended by Final Year Computer Engineering students.
Various aspects of ‘Python’ programming language were covered, from basic logical and arithmetic operations to use of different functions. The uses of Idle software and use of command prompt in ‘Python’ programming language were also covered.
The Events conducted under CSI-VIT in 2015-16
Seminar on WordPress
The CSI-VIVA-TECH successfully organized the WordPress seminar at VIVA Institute Of Technology on 11th Sept, 2015. The seminar was conducted by Sonal Mehta, Pritesh Gentyala & Vinit Kubal. The seminar was attended by third year engineering students and staff members.
WordPress is a part of WEB TECHNOLOGY which is included in the syllabus of semester V in the computer branch. The seminar covered basic topics and cleared the whole idea of WordPress. The seminar was started with the first step installing. And then a website was created in front of the students for demonstration purpose. The seminar received an amazing response. All in all, it was an interactive and commendable session.
The CSI-VIVA-TECH successfully organized the Second Inter collegiate Technical Festival Techchase-2015on 4th& 5thof September, 2015.Techchase was inaugurated by Principal Dr. Arun Kumar. Management members & the director, Mr. Hiresh Lohar of Vishnu Waman Thakur Charitable Trust graced the occasion.
Total number of events: 34
The Response received for CSI-VIVA-TECH events was enormous and overwhelming. Apart from receiving a positive response from our college students, participants from other colleges as well had a wonderful experience attending the events. They encouraged and motivated the students for many more technical events in the future.Around 2,000 students and 85-100 volunteers had participated in TECHCHASE.
Every event had its own significance, be it laser tag where virtual game became a reality, or Mazomania which left the students amazed, or Battlefield where participants enjoyed it to the core!
Winners were awarded certificates and cash prizes. All the faculty members were involved in planning, guiding and motivating the students in various events. It was an excellent platform for the students to exhibit their talents. It was a grand success.
CSI-VIVA-TECH conducted the following events in Techchase:
Web tour with scoop
Renovation With Innovation
Seminar on Project Management
The CSI-VIVA -TECH successfully organized a seminar by Guru Virtues at VIVA Institute Of Technology on 9th July, 2015. The seminar was conducted by Naik Sir & attended by last year engineering students. All the staff members were present during the seminar.
In this seminar, project sentiment analysis and project management were discussed. They showcased their project and provided domains for the students. They showed working of a live project on twitter. Overall it was commendable and interactive session.
The CSI-VIVA-TECH successfully organized the Bootcamp seminar at VIVA Institute Of Technology on 3rd July. The seminar was conducted by Sanket sir, attended by engineering students.
Sanket sir is the current CEO of RAW engineering. He is a person with immense knowledge about IT field. In this seminar, they described about the industrial level app development and different roles of engineers in current industry. The main goal of the seminar was to take students thinking ability into a professional level.
Students were fascinated by their speech and achievements and enacted bravely. Overall it was commendable and interactive session.
The Events conducted under CSI-VIT in 2014-15
The CSI-VIT successfully organized the seminar on Networking at VIVA Institute Of Technology on 20th Feb, 2015. The seminar was conducted by Mr.Bhushan Jadhav and attended by third year Computer Engineering students. He is a senior lecturer in Thadomal Sahani College Of Engineering, Bandra. He has done special course on networking and is a very experienced person in field of networking. In this info-session, he talked about various networking designs and impart his valuable knowledge to us. He covered all the Network Programming Laboratory related experiments which are included in the syllabus of Semester -VI.
The topics that were taught included Socket Programming, in which he covered TCP and UDP programming and cleared respective concept . He taught us how to use Cisco Tracer Packet and its respective components. the speaker also shared his ideas about Final Year Projects and to create various Websites using Wamp software and WordPress. The speaker also showcased a small demo Mini Project using Wamp and WordPress. He shared all his contents such as ppts, wamp software, word documents related to various networking designs and many more with students and respective staff members.
Overall it was an interactive session.
Android Development Seminar
The CSI-VIT successfully organized the Android Development seminar at VIVA Institute Of Technology on 15th Jan, 2015.The seminar was conducted by Mr.Gautam Chaudhari and with team of 5 & attended by computer engineering students. Speaker Gautam Chaudhari ,a reputed computer engineer done his degree from RGIT(Mumbai) and co-founder of“We Wave United Foundation”; also promoted Android Wave.In this info-session, he talked about Android latest version i.e. Lollipop and rising demand of android application development.
The CSI-VIT successfully organized the first Inter collegiate Technical Festival Techchase-2014 on 25th, 26th, 27th of September, 2014.Techchase was inaugurated by Principal Dr. Arun Kumar with a phenomenal chain reaction. Management members of Vishnu Waman Thakur Charitable Trust graced the occasion.
Total number of events: 32
The Response received for CSI-VIT events was enormous and overwhelming. Apart from receiving a positive response from our college students, participants from other colleges as well had a wonderful experience attending the events. They encouraged and motivated the students for many more technical events in the future. Around 20,000 students and 70 volunteers had participated in TECHCHASE.
The entire Technical Festival was based on a theme called “ENGINARIO” which depicted the life of an Engineering student.
Every event had its own significance, be it laser tag where virtual game became a reality, laser phaser where in co-ordination among participants improved, table bot which gave cricket a new dimension, and participants enjoyed it to the core!
Winners were awarded certificates and cash prizes. All the faculty members were involved in planning, guiding and motivating the students in various events.
It was an excellent platform for the students to exhibit their talents. It was a grand success.
CSI-VIT conducted the following events in Techchase:
Laser Tag, Mud Race, Robo Soccer, Table Bot, Laser Phaser, Renovation With Innovation, Search Me First, Bug Fixing, Image Morphing, DJ-Mixing, Binary Panting, Chase to Win.
dotNet Framework Workshop
.NET workshop was conducted by Mr.Yogesh Pagare a reputed Corporate Trainer, in VIVA Institute Of Technology, under CSI-VIT. The workshop was conducted for Computer Engineering Department on 5th & 6th of September. It received a tremendous response from students who attended the workshop in large numbers. Students practically developed three type of .NET applications namely Console, Windows & Web in C# language.
Entire workshop was conducted on .NET Framework & Tools which contains Visual Basic and SQL Server. Fundamentals of .NET, Programming in C#.NET, overview of .dll file, web service and ASP.NET was a key part of the Workshop. Students whole heartedly appreciated the workshop and presented a good review for the same.
A total of 40 students attend the workshop.
Android Development Workshop
Android Development Programming workshop was conducted by Mr.Navin Nayepelli and Ms. Priya Savla from SKYNET SECURE SOLUTIONS in VIVA Institute Of Technology, under CSI-VIT. The workshop was conducted in Computer Engineering Department on 1st and 2nd of August. It received a tremendous response from students who attended the workshop in large numbers. Students practically developed three android applications namely Calculator, Internet Browser and Music Player.
Entire workshop was conducted on Android Development Tool which contains Eclipse and SDK Manager. Basic level Programming and Emulator simulation was a key part of the Workshop. Students wholeheartedly appreciated the workshop and presented a very good review.
A total 114 students, apart from the staff, attended the workshop.
The Events conducted under CSI-VIT in 2013-14
The members of CSI committee with the support of computer department collectively conducted First ever intra-college technical fest on Saturday 5th of October 2013. This tech-fest was named IMPERIA.It was a one day event which began with the ribbon cutting by the principal around 9.30 am.
The list of events conducted under CSI banner are as follows:
Seminar on Photoshop
The members of CSI committee had decided to keep seminar on PC-assembling for the students of SE , TE and BE on Friday 28th of September 2013. This seminar was conducted in the context of giving knowledge to the students about PHOTOSHOP CS 6 which would be in turn useful for them so that they can participate in the upcoming events of the Techfest based on Photo Modelling . With this idea in mind this seminar was conducted by MR. MOHIT SAMARTH , the former student of BE computers and also the Chairman of CSI who had a good knowledge on the topic. He also practically demonstrated about how can a picture be modelled in an efficient way.
Seminar on PC Assembling
The members of CSI committee had decided to keep seminar on PC-assembling for the students of SE and TE on Friday 20th of September 2013. This seminar was kept in the context of giving knowledge to the students about PC-asssembling which would be in turn useful for them so that they can participate in the upcoming events of the techfest reguarding assembling . With this idea in mind this seminar was conducted by Mr. HARSHIT DAMANI, the former student of TE computers who had a good knowledge on the topic. He also practically demonstrated about how to assemble all the parts of it. At the end of this seminar a video on same was shown for the better understanding of the topic.
This seminar proved very fruitful to all the students with good outcome. About 51 students attended this seminar and their feedback was satisfactory. The seminar was successfully implemented.
Seminar on Communication Network
The members of CSI committee had organized a seminar on networking for TE students on Friday 16th august 2013. For conducting this seminar we here by called upon MR. PRATIK KADAM who is IT head at CMS institute . He precisely briefed about certain topics related to networking like LAN connectivity ,IPV4 ,IPV6, ISO/OSI model,TCP/IP model etc. These topics covered was also important for students as their academic point of view ,so this also helped them to understand their subject more deeply. This seminar proved very helpful for the students ,which gave them the deep knowledge about the subject. Total 50 students attended the seminar and their feedback regarding the seminar was satisfactory. The seminar was successfully implemented.