Vishwakarma University, Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology has celebrated the IBM ICE day on 18th October 2019. IBM ICE Day is a platform to showcase the talent along multiple dimensions. Several competitions were organized in order to create a healthy competitive spirit among students in a team event, along with improving their technical expertise.
The followings are the 3 main events conducted for FY, SY TY and final year students of Computer Engineering and FY students of BSc (Stast and Computer), FY MSc (Stat):
1. Hackathon: This comprises a high level conceptual understanding of a problem statement and its proposed design solution.
2. Paper presentation: This is the first step towards inculcating a research attitude among undergraduate students.
3. Poster presentation: It consists of the depiction of a domain in a concise manner.
The dignitaries present for the event were · Dr. Siddharth Jabade, Vice Chancellor, VU, Dr. Wasudeo Gade, Vice President, VU, Mr. Viqar Surki - Head ICE Delivery, Mr Ramnath Shanbhag - RM West ICE Delivery, Mr. Sanjiv Mehta - IBM Consultant, Mr. Sandheep V S – Trans Neuron Technologies, Mr. Sunil B– Trans Neuron Technologies, Dr. Milind Kulkarni, Dean S & T, VU
The event was inaugurated in the seminar hall S&T building with lamp lighting by Dr. Siddharth Jabade, Vice Chancellor, Dr. Wasudeo Gade, Vice President, VU along with the other dignitaries. Vice Chancellor, Dr. Siddharth Jabade highlighted the importance of the event and appealed to the students to take advantage of such events, where they can come up with the ideas of innovation and can present these ideas through different events. The Vice President, Dr. Wasudeo Gade addressed the students on this occasion and urged the students to take active part in such events. Mr. Viqar Surki - Head ICE Delivery and Sanjiv Mehta, Consultant from IBM addressed the gathering and gave insights about the IBM ICE day along various dimensions. There were approximately 37 group entries and total 375 students participated in all three events.
After the inauguration ceremony, all three events started simultaneously in different rooms and delegates from IBM along with faculty members from Department of Computer Engineering, evaluated the student’s ideas presented in three different competitions. The details of the events are as follows:
Poster presentation: This event was organized for F.Y. B.Tech, BSc and MSc students. This event was evaluated by Mr. Sandheep V S and Mr. Sunil B along with Prof. Srinivas Chippalkatti and Prof. Sandeep Rathod from Department of Computer Engineering. All posters were evaluated to select the winners based on contents, organization, delivery of contents and overall presentation of each team.
Paper Presentation: This event was organized for S.Y. B.Tech students. This event was evaluated by Mr. Ramnath Shanbhag, RM West ICE Delivery and Mr. Sunil, along with Prof. Reshma Pise, Dr. Nazia Wahid and Dr. K.R. Patil from Department of Computer Engineering. The paper presentation event was coordinated by Prof. Reshma Pise. All papers were evaluated to select winners based on contents, organization, delivery of contents and overall presentation of each team.
Hackathon: This event was organized for T.Y. and Final Year B. Tech students and it was evaluated by Viqar Surki, Head ICE Delivery, IBM along with Prof. Shailesh Thaware. The hackathon event was coordinated by Prof. Shailesh Thaware. All the groups in this event were evaluated based on the innovative idea the groups presented, their presentation, their domain knowledge and overall performance of the group.
The overall event was coordinated by Dr. Bharati Ainapure, Associate Professor along with all other faculty members under the guidance of Dr. Prasad Gokhale, IBM SPOC, Prof. Noshir Tarapore, HOD and Dr. Milind Kulkarni, Dean S & T.
IBM ICE Day 2019 Valedictory Function started in the seminar hall, ground floor at 4:30 PM. Mr. Vikar Surki from IBM declared the winners of the Hackathon and he appreciated the students’ effort and he also mentioned that he would forward these problem statements to IBM for further consideration. Other two competition winners are also declared and awarded with certificates and medals.