Seminar held on Digital Imaging at V.R. Siddhartha Engineering College
A day – long national – level seminar on ‘Wavelet Applications and Recent Trends in Digital Imaging Processing’ was organised in the Department of ECE at V.R. Siddhartha Engineering College Vijayawada recently aiming at enlightening the technical aspects of ECE and EIE faculty of the AICTE approved institutions.
Siddhartha Academy Secretary N. Venkateswarulu wanted the faculty and students to take an initiative to upgrade their knowledge by utilising these kinds of seminars.
M. Madhavilatha of Department of ECE in JNTU – Hyderabad explained the importance and various applications of wavelets in biomedical, data compression, seismology, and image processing.
College Principal K. Mohanrao and Vice – Principal G. Sambasiva Rao addressed the participants.
It’s introspection time for VRSEC
The city – based VR Siddhartha Engineering College ( VRSEC ), the first private engineering college in the State, seems to be in a soul – searching mode over how to regain top slot.
The big question before its management now is how to compete with other institutions and give a fitting reply to the plethora of questions from its alumni and well – wishers who want the college to be on the top.
Pressure is mounting from the old students of the first four batches, some of whom are now industrialists, realtors and filmmakers as well.
The old students include famous film director Ram Gopal Varma, Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal and many others who are spread over the entire world and settled especially in the US as software engineers and entrepreneurs.
“It is true that they have expressed concerns over the college’s future. We are addressing this issue for a long time. Various steps are being taken to make it the number one private engineering college again,” said N. Venkateswarlu, secretary of the Siddhartha Academy of General and Technical Education, the sponsor of the VRSEC.
He spoke affirmatively in favour of improving the present infrastructure and faculty rather than seeking the deemed university status, saying they do not want the VRSEC to be in the list of “doomed universities” where facts do not match with high claims of quality and placements.
The issue of making VRSEC a top class institution dominated the meetings and private talks during the celebrations of the VRSEC Old Students Association over the weekend.
Mr. Ram Gopal Varma, Mr. Rajagopal and other dignitaries attended the function when the distinguished guests offered their support and solidarity for the cause of reviving the image of VRSEC.
“It is not a problem. There will be support from old students who are everywhere. During my visit to the US, I came across old students in every city there,” said Mr. Rajagopal.
There were suggestions for aiming high and developing top – class facilities if the management decided to get the deemed university status.