Faculty of Science

Department of Computer Science
Highlights of 2015-2016

Achievements

  • This year the department has been shortlisted for Star College Scheme due to which it would be receiving one time grant of Rs 5,00,000 & a recurring grant of Rs. 2,00,00 for next three years.
  • Madhavi Vaidya attended and presented papers in two IEEE conferences. She presented a Poster on “Data Analysis From Distributed File Systems on Mobile Platforms Using Map Reduce” selected and presented in IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium(IPDPS Hyderabad) on 24th – 27th May’15. Out of 39 entries internationally, only 19 were selected. The other paper presented on 10-11th Sept’15 was on “Distributed Data Management in Energy Sector using Hadoop” in  IBSS, UMIT, SNDT Campus. It has been selected to be published in IEEE online journal, a creditable achievement.
  • Mastek, an MNC working on software development and maintenance conducted a competition named “Deep Blue” where students were given 5 problem statements to be implemented for various NGOs. Three teams from our department had participated in it. One team consisting of SY and TY Comp Sc students, Mr Akash(Team Lead), MrAkshay, MsAnkita and MrJayeshdevelooped an Android app for NGO – “Teach for India”.  Out of 8 colleges and 25 teams, they got shortlisted in super 7 teams who presented their app on 9th April 2016 at KJ Somaiya Engineering College, Sion. The other teams represented students from Engineering and MCA background.  They were the only team from BSc Comp Sci stream.  The students got help from the Alumni of the department and Mr Joel Divekar who is working as GM in DevOps- Book My Show company.

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Best practices:

We conduct several inter-class workshops for our students where students of a higher class teach the students of a lower class. Besides, we conduct group discussions on relevant social topics, in which the students participate enthusiastically. We also have several training sessions conducted by our alumni

Computer Science Association activities

  • On 5th September 2015, Computer Science Association conducted an Inaugural function with all the students along-with Alumni.  2 Alumni students – (Mr. Anil Chouhan from ICICI & Mr. Aditya Joshi from CAPGEMINI)   attended the event and shared their experiences of the department and their career.  Last year’s Top 3 TY students were felicitated.  Current TY students shared what all activities were done by them such as internships, research paper presentations, social work, seminars etc.  SY students conducted a quiz.  One FY student gave a presentation.

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  • On 27th Feb 2016, through Computer Science Association, the department arranged a Project Demonstration Competition for the students of TYBSc Comp Sci.  Around 10 students participated in the event.  The projects were evaluated by Mr. Rahul Nair, Consultant, TIBCO Pvt. Ltd.  MrHarmit, MrDharamchand&Mr Ravi won 1st, 2nd& 3rd prize respectively.

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Seminars

  • On 13th August 2015, a seminar was conducted  by Mr. Ravindran and Mr. Chetan for 3 hours on MongoDB for the students of SYCS.  Around 29 students attended the same.
  • From 5th May to 8th May 2015, SYBSc Computer Sc students MrHarmitJasani, Aakash Bora and AkshayShelake conducted a workshop on Pearl for FYBSc Computer Sc students so that they can learn new technology. 25 FYBSc students attended the same. On 22nd July 2015, T.Y.B.Sc. Computer Science student Mr. Aakash Bora conducted a seminar on “Cloud Computing as a Distributed and Parallel System” for the students of SY & TY BSc Computer Science. Around 72 students attended the session.
  • On 27th July 2015, Mr. Harmit and Mr. Vikram of TYBScComptuer Science conducted a seminar on “Cloud Computing and its Services” for the students of SY &TYBSc Computer Science.  Around 52 students attended the session.
  • On 3rd August 2015, a seminar on MongoDB was conducted by Mr. Ravindran and Mr. Chetan of TYCS for S.Y.CS  and TY CS.  Around 63 students attended the same.
  • On 8th August, 2 students of SY (Ankita&Vaishali) conducted a session for FYBSc Comp Sci students on “Algorithms and Programming” between 2.30 pm to 4 pm.  40 students attended the session.  It was arranged by Mr. Kamlakar.
  • On 20th November 2015, Ms. Madhavi Vaidya arranged a session of Mr. Chetan Tayde, our TYCompSci student for the students of FY & SY on Designing on 20th November 2015 between 2.30 pm to 4 pm.  Approximately 50 students attended the session.
  • Mr. Naveen Sughandi conducted two sessions on 5th January & 12th January on the topic of Probability for the students of SYBSc Comp Sci which would help them in preparing for Aptitude tests in coming years.  Approximately 15  students attended these sessions.
  • On 25th April 2016, Mr. HarmitJasani of TYBSc Computer Science conducted a session on Communication Skills for FYBSc Computer Science students. 20 students participated in the same.

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  • On 25th April 2016, Ms. MohiniChavan of TYBSc Computer Science presented her software project for SYBSc Computer Science on Library Management Systems which was developed by her at TYBSc level to give them an idea on project development.

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  • During 25th April to 29thApril, 2 students of FY – Mr. Chinmay& Ms. Harshala conducted a workshop on HTML, MySQL and PHP for FYBSc and SYBSc Computer Science students.

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Group discussions:

  • On 4th August 2015, Ms. Madhavi conducted a GD for SY Class on the topic of “Need for good leaders in India”, in which 16 students participated.  On 10th August 2015, she conduced a GD in the same class on the topic of “MBA is a rush for big money”.  10 students participated in it.
  • On 5th August 2015, Mr. Kamlakar conducted a Group Discussion in F.Y. Comp Sci. Class on “Whether DJ should be banned in religious festivals”.  4 students were asked to conduct the same in front of the class.
  • In  Dec 2015, Ms. Madhavi Vaidya conducted Group Discussion with around 12-15 students in FYBSc Computer Science, on “Lakshmi Vs Saraswati, to whom we should give Importance” based on an article read by her in the newspaper.

Department Fest

On 13th January 2016, the computer science department conducted their annual technical inter-collegiate technical event called VIHAAN.  The theme for the event was Digital India.  This time VIHAAN consisted of:

  • Seminar on Rest API by Mr. Joel Divekar, GM, Dev Ops, BookMyShow.  It was attended by approximately 125 students of our college and other colleges such as VES-Polytechnic.
  • Research Poster Competition – The theme of the poster competition was “Frontiers of  Technology – Use of Sensors for Planet & People”. Students from SIES 2 groups of SY and 1 student of FY also participated in the event. SY students(Kavita and Shweta) won the second prize
  • Power Point Presentation – Various topics were given to the students for this competition such as – Smart college, Mars Orbiter mission etc.  Students from CHM, VES Polytechnic had participated in this event.  Vikram from TY got the first prize and Harmit from TY got the second prize.
  • Code Trove – This event was related to programming and using clues explore the hints which would be useful to solve next rounds.  Many teams had participated in this event.  Harmit and Kiran from TY won the third prize in this event

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ACP

  • ACP Module 2 was completed by 4 students of SYBSc Comp ScAkshayShelake, HarmitJasani, SagarKharade and Kiran Sidbache in May 2015.  Three students of FYBSc Computer Sc, Ms Ashwini, MsVaishali and MsAnkita completed 1st module of ACP  in May 2015.
  • Mr. Kamlakar conducted ACP Course on Advanced Excel during 20th April to 23rd April for the students of various streams as a part of ACP.

Educational Visits

  • On 12th December 2015, the Department of Computer Science visited Wipro, Pune as part of Industrial Visit.  Around 46 students, with Mr. Kamlakar& Mr. Naveen participated in the same.  They were shown the campus of Wipro along with a presentation by Dr.  Akash Sondhi about Wipro and opportunities available at it.

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Internship

  • Two students from SYBSc Computer Science Rohit and Kiran completed an internship at Zebec Marine Consultants and Services  from 9th May to 10th June 2015 .  They developed their application using technologies such as MS SQL in May 2015.
  • Mr. Harmit& Mr. Pushkar completed internship at emSoft which they did in May vacation.
  • On 17th October 2015, Mr. Joel Divekar, GM- Dev-Ops from Bookmyshow  was invited by Madhavi Madam to meet the students of FY  &SY.  He had some opportunities of providing internship to students.  He took a meeting with 7 FYCS students and 3 SY CS students.
  • 2 students of FY, Prathamesh and Abhishek completed their internship at Zebec Marine during 5th April 2016 to 9th May 2016.

Alumni activities

  • On 12th September 2015, Ms. SnehaHariharan, alumni of 2011 batch, working as HR professional with Capgemini was invited to conduct a soft skills session for SYBSc Computer Science students.  Her session was well appreciated by the students.  Around 35 students attended the session.
  • On 17th October 2015, a session on Communication Skills was conducted by Ms. SnehaHariharan from L&D Division of Capgemini, for the students of FYBSc Computer Science from 1.30 pm to 4 pm.  24 students attended the session.

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  • For the students of SYBSc, a workshop on VB.NET was conducted on 16th, 17th& 21st October 2015 between 1.30 pm to 4 pm.  Around 32 students attended the workshop.  It was conducted by Mr.  Naveen Gupta to give them an idea of GUI development which would help them to learn software engineering in next term.
  • On 14th December 2015, Mr Ryan Monteiro, alumni of our Computer Science Dept who is pursuing MBA from IIM Ahemadabad conducted a seminar for SYBSc Computer Science and TYBSc Computer Science on ‘Future Studies after TYBSc’ Around 75 students attended the same.

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  • On 23rd April 2016, Our alumna MsSnehaHarisharan, Consultant, L&D Department, Capegemini conducted a Resume Writing and Personal Interview Session on 23/04/16 from 8.30 am to 12.30pm. 25 students of SY attended this session.

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Participation in inter-collegiate events:

  • On 4th July 2015, 1 student of TYBSc and 21 students of SYBSc Computer Science attended a seminar on Performance of Big Data conducted at Computer Society of India.  This Lecture was conducted by Mr. SanketSarang and Mr. Henry.
  • On 10th September 2015, Ms. Madhavi Vaidya sent FY and SY students to Seed Infotech, Ghatkopar for the seminar on Testing.  Around 20 attended the same
  • Mastek Limited is conducting a State/Nation-wide competition called Deep Blue in which teams from various colleges are given a challenging problem definition. They have to solve the problem by designing an application/app.  4 Students of the Computer Science department(Aakash-TY, Akshay-TY, Jayesh-SY, Ankita-SY) have been shortlisted for the same. They are designing an app for NGO which would help to report any problems found at remote schools and colleges through App.
  • Around 15 students of FYBSc CS attended the Hadoop lecture from 3 pm – 6pm on Hadoop and its use for Data Storage and Analysis at SEED Infotech on 25thFebraury 2016.

Placements

On-Campus

  • A placement drive by Wipro Technologies was conducted on 5th August’15 for BSc Physics, Chemistry, Comp Sc, IT, Microbiology and Maths students. 18 Comp Sc students got selected out of 35.

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  • L& T visited on 9th Sept’15. Students from CHM College, CKT College and a few from Thane College also conducted their interview rounds in our college. 5 students from Computer Science were selected.
  • The placement team conducted Tech Mahindra Placements on 29th Dec’15 and 4 colleges in the vicinity were invited along with the students from Comp Sc, IT and Maths of VES College to attend the same. The colleges which were invited were Acharya college, Bhvana Trust, SIES Sion(w) and Ambedkar College. 5 students were selected from Comp Sc-VES.

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  • Atos India Placements were conducted on 18th Jan’16 mainly for Comp Sc and IT students. Overall 18 students from Comp Sc were selected.

Joint-Campus Colleges

  • On 16th December 2015, around 15 students registered for iGate(Capegemini) placements at Vidyalankar college Wadala; one student from Comp Sc was selected.
  • 20 Students of TYBSc Comp Sc were sent for Infosys placements from 18-19 Dec’15 in Pillai College Campus, Panvel. 9 students were selected.
  • Students of TYBSc Comp Sc attended Accenture Technologies Placements on 15th Jan’16 in Thakur Colleg. Out of 20 students 5 students from Comp Scgot  selected.
  • Students attended TCS Placements on 20th -21st Feb’15 at TCS Vikroli, 12 students out of 30 from CS got selected.
  • Two students from Comp Sc got selected in the 1st round of eClerks Company, in a  placement drive conducted through the college’s placement cell.

Company Name

PlacementCount of TY

Company Name

Internship
Of FY+SY

WIPRO

18

SENERGY

1

TECH M

5

ZEBEC

2

LNT

5

Alumni

5

TCS

12

Freelancer

4

INFOSYS

9

CAPEGEMINI

1

ATOS INDIA

18

ZENSAR

0

PROFOUND

13

ACCENTURE

5

ECLERKS

2

Collaboration Activities

  • Two students from SYBSc Computer Science Rohit and Kiran who completed an internship at Zebec Marine Consultants and Services  from 9th May to 10th June 2015, developed their application on MS SQL in May 2015.
  • HarmitJasani and Karthik Pillai of SYBSc Computer Science successfully completed a 10 week course on Python (Programming for Everybody) from University of Michigan through Coursera and scored 92.3% and 99.1% respectively in May 2015.
  • On 6th June 2015, Mr. KamlakarBhopatkar attended Wipro Company’s “Guardian’s Podium” program at Bombay Stock Exchange.  This program is conducted by Wipro to give offer letters to all the students in front of their parents to celebrate their first job.
    • On 8th August 2015, a meeting of Placement officers was conducted by WIPRO by Rajeev Kumar at Hiranandani Powai, Mumbai.  Mr. Naveen D. Sughandi attended the meeting.  Mr. Rajeev shared the information of new programs for B.Com, BMS students (Other than Mass Media students). Further he also discussed idea of having Guest Lecture, Industrial Visits etc.
    • On 19th August, 2015 from 11:30-12:20 pm Mrs. Madhavi organized the lecture on “How to avoid procrastination” through VESLARC for TY.  Around 41 students attended the session.
    • On 24th August 2015, a lecture was conducted by VESLARC for S.Y.B Sc. Computer science students on how to study effectively.  The following points were discussed for the same:
      • Plan your study
      • Setting the timer (weekly or monthly schedule)
      • Think positive
      • Spot where you study
      • Around 32 students attended the session.

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  • On 17th October 2015, Mr. Joel Divekar, GM- Dev-Ops from bookmyshow  was invited by Madhavi Madam to meet the students of FY  & SY.  He had some opportunities of providing internship to students.  He took a meeting with 7 FYCompSci students and 3 SY Comp Sci students.  He discussed areas of interests with the students and allotted some technologies to them which they would be studying in vacation.
  • During 11th April to 13th April 2016, students studied BOSS Linux Online Tutorial offered under Spoken Tutorial by IIT-Mumbai. Total 18 FY and SY Computer Science students attended the same

Staff activities:

  • Ms. Madhavi Vaidya Attended Conference IPDPS sponsored by IEEE at Hyderabad from 24th May to 27th May 2015.
  • A seminar was organized in  the college by Mr.  Shreedhar on 15thjune 2015 on “How to think creatively  and how to make mind creative  for daily life work balance”.  All the faculty members attended the seminar.
  • On 30th June 2015, Mr. KamlakarBhopatkar was invited as a resource person for the FY-BSc Computer Science Revised Syllabus Workshop conducted in R. D. National College.  He presented FY-BSc Sem I Paper II.
  • On 2nd July 2015, a seminar was organized in our college by Ms. Swati Desai on “From Morning Shower To Being Happier”.  All the faculty members attended the seminar.
  • On 3rd July 2015, Ms. Madhavi Vaidya acted as judge in the ACP presentations.
  • On 4th July 2015, Mr. Kamlakar shared the details of the workshop of revised syllabus of FY-BSc Computer Science to the members of the department. Ms. Madhavi and Mr. Naveen attended the session.
  • On 1st August 2015, Ms. Madhavi Madam conducted a session on “Campus-Placement Process” highlighting various rounds such as personal interview, group discussions, technical tests etc for the students of TY Physics, Maths, Microbiology & Chemistry students of our college from 11.30 am to 12.20 pm.  12 students attended the session.
  • On 10th August 2015, Ms. Madhavi conducted a session on “How to write Technical Paper” for poly-technic students.
  • On 11th August 2015, Dr. Jayant Joshi conducted a session on home composting. He introduced a basket which can help maintaining cleanliness at home and environment.  Mr. Kamlakar& Mr. Naveen attended the session.
  • On 3rd September 2015,  Mr. Naveen D. Sughandi attended seminar on ” Skills to Improve Learning ” conducted by Aadharshila group members at VES-IT.
  • On 5th October 2015, Mr. KamlakarBhopatkar conducted a session on “How to use Google Feedback” for the teachers in the staff room.  Approximately 33 teachers attended the session.  Similar session was repeated on 22nd December 2015 for all the teachers.
  • On 10th December 2015, Mr Naveen Sughandi attended workshop on “Cyber Safety” at Police Club, Azad Maidan conducted by Mumbai Cyber Cell.
  • Ms. Madhavi Vaidya from the Department of Computer Science acted as a Judge for the Marathi Book Review competition conducted on 13th January 2016.
  • On 17th and 18th February, 2016  Mr. Kamlakar and Ms. Madhavi attended a  National Level conference at VES College in collaboration with VijnanaBharati, Mumbai; on the topic of “Evolving as a Smart College : Concept,Opportunities and Challenges”

Prizes won at departmental/Association competitions

Date

Name of event

Prize won

Names of students

Student class

3rd July 2015

ACP Presentation

1st

Mr. Harmit Jasani

TYBSc Computer Science

25th & 26th November 2015

College Annual Sports
Badminton

2nd (Doubles)
3rd(Singles)

Mr. Nikhil Babu

SYBSc Computer Science

3rd (Mixed Doubles)

Mr. Sagar Jangle,
Mr. Rahul Rajapure

TYBSc Computer Science

College Annual Sports
Kho-Kho

1st (Team)

Mr. Sagar Kharade

TYBSc Computer Science

21st Dec to 24th Dec 2015

Talentia
(Mr. Talentia)

1st Runner-up

Mr. Harmit Jasani

TYBSc Computer Science

Debate & Group Discussion
(Talentia)

1st

Mr. Harmit Jasani

TYBSc Computer Science

Story Writing & Poetry Writing
(Talentia)

1st

Mr. Harmit Jasani

TYBSc Computer Science

Group Dance
(Talentia)

2nd

Siddhesh M,
Nitish J,
Rahul N,
Mohini C

TYBSc Computer Science

13th January 2016

Book Review
(Marathi)

2nd

3rd

Mr. Sagar K

Mr. Rahul N.

TYBSc
Computer
Science

Book Review
(English)

1st

2nd

Mr. Aakash B.
—-
Mr. Vikram

TYBSc
Computer
Science

27th Feb 2016

Project
Demonstration Competition
(CSA)

1st

2nd

3rd

Mr Harmit

Mr. Dharamchand

Mr. Ravindran B.

TYBSc
Computer
Science

Prizes won at inter-collegiate events

Date

Name of the event

Venue

Prize won

Names of students

Student class

7th & 8th September 2015

At Utkarsha, in an Event called AppGuru,
Quiz Asmita-Alam 3rd

SIES College

1st

Mr. Aakash Bora

TYBSc Computer Science

27th & 28th September 2015

Group Discussion
(Sagacity)

VES College

1st

Mr. Harmit Jasani

TYBSc Computer Science

PowerPoint
(Sagacity)

1st

Mr. Harmit Jasani

TYBSc Computer Science

Stock Market
(Sagacity)

1st

Mr. Aakash Bora

TYBSc Computer Science

Blind Typing
(Sagacity)

1st

Mr. Tabrez Shaikh

SYBSc Computer Science

13th January
2015

Poster Presentation
(VIHAAN 16)

VES College

2nd

Ms. Kavita,
Ms. Shweta

SYBSc Computer Science

PPT
Presentation
(VIHAAN 16)

VES College

1st
——-
2nd

Mr. Vikram
——-
Mr. Harmeet

TYBSc Computer Science

Code Trove
(VIHAAN 16)

VES College

3rd

Mr. Harmeet & Mr. Kiran

TYBSc Computer Science

Research & Publications

Research Papers By Teachers

  • During 25th May 2015 to 27th May 2015, Madhavi Vaidya attended the IPDPS conference which was held at Novotel Hotel, Hyderabad for 3 days in collaboration with IEEE, she presented a poster on her PhD topic “Data Analysis from Distributed File Systems on Mobile Platforms using Map Reduce”. She had received a grant for traveling and for staying at hotel for 3 days at Hyderabad.
  • Ms. Madhavi Vaidya presented a paper & poster in IBSS conference conducted by UMIT (SNDT) on 10th and 11th September.  Her paper will be published in IEEE Explore online journal out of 120 papers.
  • On 12th Dec’15, Ms. Madhavi Vaidya presented a paper and published in proceedings “Critical Study of Performance Parameters on Distributed File Systems using MapReduce” on skype for the International Conference named Information Security and Privacy conducted by G H Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur. The same paper has been selected to publish in Elsevier -Science Direct online journal.
  • The chapter  written  by Ms. Madhavi Vaidya on “Handling Critical Issues of Big Data on Cloud” as a part of the book published by IGI Global International Publications on  “Managing Big Data in Cloud Computing Environments” in Feb 2016.Â

Books by Teaches

  • A book on “Linux Systems and Administration” written by Madhavi Vaidya, for I Year BE Computer Engineering of  University of Pune was published by Vishwakarma Publications in February 2016

By Students

  • On 18th Feb 2016, Ms. Janane Pillai from FY BSc Comp Sci, presented a paper on   Clean E-Waste and Protect India at Research Paper Presentation Competition under Environmentation at Bunt’s College, Powai.  She got the second prize.
  • On 18th Feb 2016, Ms. Shravani & Ms. Ankita resented research papers at Research Paper Presentation Competition under Environmentation at Bunt’s College, Powai