Department of Computer Applications organizes engaging and informative events for MCA newcomers
PES University recently inaugurated the 9th batch of its Master of Computer Applications (MCA) program, followed by a welcome party. To ensure a smooth and enjoyable transition for the new students, the Department of MCA organized a series of Bootstrap activities, which included bridge courses, Know your PES sessions, alumni interactions, and upskilling events. Several competitions were held, with winners awarded during the closing ceremony.
Dr. A Lekha, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Applications, led a 10-day bridge course on C programming, covering logic building, algorithms, flowcharts, and C language basics. Students shared their experiences of unlearning and relearning topics with a fresh perspective.
A series of web technology sessions were conducted by Mr. Tamal Day, Asst. Prof., Department of Computer Applications, who covered HTML, CSS, and Bootstrap. Students were assigned a website development project, culminating in a showcase at the PESU52 arena.
Mr. Dilip Maripuri and Mr. Santosh Katti, both from the Department of Computer Applications, conducted sessions on Linux Operating Systems and motivational talks, respectively. Prof. V Krishna, Dean, of Student Affairs, gave a talk on various clubs and activities on campus, followed by an alumnus interaction with Mr. Nagendra, a Healthcare and IT professional.
The 'init' club of MCA organized an IT Quiz, with seven students emerging as winners in various categories. Skill development sessions on UX & UI tools Balsmiq and Figma were conducted by Ms. Premalatha H M and a student team led by Mr. Sasikumar. Students also participated in a hands-on computer hardware session, led by Mr. Karthik Sarode and his team.
Mr. Vinay, Director, the Department of Sports and Fitness, spoke about health, fitness, and sportsmanship, and arranged a visit to the new sports facility. Prof. Karthik, CoE, PESU, provided an orientation on PES University Examinations, followed by an alumni interaction with Ms. Sahana Hegde, a Program Manager at VMware and former PESU student.
Further interactions with alumni, including Mr. Arun A, a Business Rules Developer at Mercedes Benz, were organized. Mr. Subhash, Librarian, PESU, gave a talk on library facilities and demonstrated access to the digital library.
Mr. Sachin Veerendra, a corporate trainer and entrepreneur, shared tips for cracking aptitude tests and his experiences in a business establishment. Mr. Sreenivas, Asst. Prof., Department of Computer Applications, conducted sessions on AngularJS, while Mr. Bhargav H S and Mr. Vishnu Joshi led hands-on workshops on Git.
The series of Bootstrap and Bridge course activities concluded on November 11, 2022, with an MCA Orientation led by Chairperson Dr. Veena S. The event introduced students to faculty members and felicitated winners of the IT Quiz and IT Manager competitions. Dr. Veena S wished the new batch a successful career and a fruitful learning experience at PES University.