CSI Outreach Programme to bring Students to Research

International Outreach 2013 with the theme “Intelligent Computing : A 21st Century Outlook” of the Coimbatore Chapter of Computer Society of India ( CSI ) was launched here on 18th February, 2013.

The Outreach has been designed to provide faculty and students an exposure to international teaching-learning practices and an opportunity to meet experts who worked on cutting – edge technology.

The four – day programme being held in association with University of Edinburgh, the U.K., would have experts from the university addressing students at four participating colleges, viz., United Institute of Technology, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi, and Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai.

Sethu Vijayakumar, Professor of Robotics, Director, IPAB, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, the U.K., said the endeavour was to do away with the rote way of learning and make engineering education more systematic.

It aimed at building strong research programmes and motivating students to pursue research interests in core computer science topics.

The research areas that would be in focus were robotics, machine learning, natural language processing and internet and society.

Rajan T. Joseph, Education Director, Computer Society of India, said the society looked at skill up – gradation and knowledge sharing thereby increasing the employability of students.

C. Ravi, Chairman of Coimbatore CSI, said the society proposed to conduct such international outreaches annually in association with reputed international universities.

Ranga Rajagopal, Treasurer of Computer Society of India, HQ, was felicitated on his being elected to the post.

The Hindu was the media partner for the event.

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