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Induction Programme organized from March 18th–21st, 2021 for freshers.

A four-day Induction Programme was organized by the Department of Computer Science & IT, Kathua Campus, University of Jammu from March 18th–21st, 2021 for freshers. A total number of 8 sessions were conducted during the whole programme where the experts from various organizations from India and abroad shared valuable knowledge with the entrants. The Induction Programme was organized under the stewardship of Professor Meena Sharma, Rector Kathua Campus and Chief Coordinator Campuses, University of Jammu. Professor Sharma lauded the efforts of the department for organizing such a mega online event for the newcomers who joined the campus recently. She hoped that the freshers will have a rich and fruitful stay at the Campus. She assured the newcomers full cooperation from the faculty in the next three years and emphasized upon the benefits of participation in such academic activities for skill enhancement besides regular class work. Professor Lalitsen Sharma, Head, Department of Computer Science & IT, University of Jammu delivered the keynote address and highlighted about the skills required in the IT sector. He stated that in addition to the syllabus, the students should focus on new technologies like Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition etc. and work on projects from the very beginning. He adhered to the idea that students are the real pillars of an academic institution and such activities pertaining to technology augment the efficacy of the diverse project works.Taking the thread, Dr. Jasminder Kaur Sandhu from Chitkara University, Punjab delivered a talk on Machine Learning: Real-World Applications and Programming Aspects. She explained various techniques, algorithms and applications of Machine Learning and further demonstrated how to work in Python and R platforms. However, Dr. Mamta Mittal, from G. B. Pant Government Engineering College, New Delhi delivered a talk on Introduction to Data Mining and elaborated the whole process of extracting knowledge from voluminous databases, various techniques of data mining and elaborated the functioning of various algorithms. Dr. Surbhi Gupta from GRIET, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad discussed the technology of Machine Learning and Computer Vision and its applications in depth. Dr. Gupta inspired the students to work on the projects related to Machine Learning and Computer Vision and also elaborated the required steps at their end. She explained various related fields like Image Processing, Computer Graphics, Pattern Recognition and Robotics.Mr. Prathamesh Churi from SVKM’s NMIMS Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering, Mumbai threw light on Importance of Research in Academia and advised the students to realize the importance of time and should begin their research initiative while pursuing Masters. Dr. Anand Sharma from University College of Computer Applications, Guru Kashi University, Punjab delivered a talk on Project Based Learning where he explained that the students should focus on deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges and suggested to adapt the spirit of team work for intricate knowledge. Mr. Vikram Jeet Singh working in Development Bank of Singapore, deliberated on Opportunities and Challenges in Corporate World where he discussed in detail about how to plan career in industry. He stressed upon the web concepts, and its applications. Mr. Varinder Singh from EFS Facilities Services Group, Dubai discussed the abstract idea of Hope-a belief in oneself, pressing upon accomplishing big things in life and discussed the techniques to build momentum towards their goals and achieve full potential in life. Dr. Sourabh Shastri, Incharge Head, MCA and Organizing Secretary of the event welcomed the guests and introduced the resource persons to the participants. Mr. Amit Sharma delivered formal vote of thanks whereas other faculty members including Ms. Paramjit Kour, Mr. Riti Prakash Singh Katal, Dr. Sunny Sharma and Mr. Pranav Ratta were also present during the sessions.

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