Published: 21st February 2018
Mangaluru college goes paperless for its Computer Science fest Medha
Shree Devi Institute of Technology has so far 432 registrations and has unique events lined up for computer science enthusiasts for the two-day fest starting on Thursday
The Computer Application (Masters) department of Shree Devi Institute of Technology is setting up to launch its paperless fest 'Medha' for computer science post-graduates and undergraduates on February 22 and 23, at its Kenjar campus.
The unique factor here is its paperless process with no paper involved either in registrations, results or schedule information. It is all integrated into a huge application that can be downloaded by participants on their android phones, said convenor of the fest, Nethravathi PS, head of the department of MCA a the college.
"All the processes and information on the fest are available on the application developed by our MCA students. Each event has three rounds. Timings and location of all events are on the app," she said.
"Important events include blind coding, where students have to write a programme for a given problem without looking at the monitor. When blindly typing there will be a mistake, hence there should be concentration and perfection," says Avish DK, student coordinator for the fest. The challenge here is to be careful while typing.
The virtual treasure hunt uses the concept of a treasure hunt with clues, but is designed in the application, he adds. In the App development event, one has to create an application and demonstrate it, he adds.
A new session that was introduced is the IT parliament, a debate based on current technical applications. "They can discuss JIO, digital transaction and its efficacy," he said.
Tangle is an event that encapsulates all the events form the fest. "Contenders will be tested for their communication skills too apart from coding. It's Just A Minute, marketing, gaming, coding and treasure hunt, all in one Tangle," he said.
The MCA fest 'Medha' is part of a larger technical and cultural fest of the institute, 'Sambhram', which includes a fest for MBA students. Day one will include a KTM bike stunt show and day two will include a live performance by famed playback singer Nakash Aziz.