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TitleBook Launch of “Contemporary Issues in IT Education - Volume II”
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BITES organized a Book Launch of “Contemporary Issues in IT Education - Volume II” at PES University Campus on May 08, 2018 at 2.00 PM. The book was released by Shri SV Rangnanath, the Vice Chairman of KSHEC in the presence of luminaries Professor B.S.Sonde (Former VC - Goa University and Former Professor - Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru), Professor S.Sadagopan (Director, IIIT-Bengaluru), Professor M.N.Channabasappa (Director, SIT, Tumkur), Dr. Karisiddappa (VC-VTU, Belagvi), Dr. KNB Murthy (Chairman, BITES and VC-PESU) and Sri. M.N.Vidyashankar (Former Additional Chief Secretary, GOK and Former President, IESA)


The Compendium contains 36 Editorials and 38 guest editorials by Prof. R. Natarajan, expert academicians and industry leaders communicating their observations and thoughts on topics concerning higher education as well as specialist viewpoints on concurrent topics from January 2010 to November 2017. The objective of bringing out the compendium was to make available all inputs in one book so that informed choices / decisions can be made by the concerned. The program started with a welcome by Dr. KNB Murthy, Chairman of BITES, with opening remarks on the compendium.


Shri Ranganath, in his address, emphasized that IT education has a significance and innovation that could contribute to economy of the country. He mentioned that we need to work towards developing next generation googles and FaceBooks from India. He further said that Artificial Intelligence has a unique capability of not only providing good hands-on practice that is so useful for both teaching and effective learning. He stressed that the teacher will be an integral component to help and mentor students and the MOOCS can never be a substitute.


Dr. Sadagopan, Director of IIIT-b, spoke on the occasion and remarked that BITES started in the year 2000 at IIIT-b under the leadership of Prof. KRS Murthy, former Director of IIMB, by Sri. Vivek Kulkarni to bridge the gap between academia and Industry. He further mentioned that he is associated with BITES since inception and he is happy with the progress by sustaining the activities for a period of 17 long years.


Dr. Karisiddappa, VC of VTU, expressed his happiness for having invited to be a part of the event and assured all support from VTU to BITES activities.

Dr. Sonde, in his presidential remarks said that there is a big scope to frame relevant syllabi for IT education in India in the background that AICTE has not attempted syllabi in the recently available model curriculum. He said BITES along with VTU should work together to fill in this gap of helping AICTE to go ahead with suggesting model syllabus that would be contextual and help in dispensation of effective IT education.

The meeting was attended by many professors and principals along with faculty members including students of several colleges, office bearers of BITES, several Heads of Departments of PES University and distinguished invitees. Shri MN Vidyashankar proposed a vote of thanks.

FacultySri. S.V. Ranganath (IAS- Rtd), Vice Chairman, KSHEC, GOK and Former Chief secretary, GOK
VenuePES University, Bangalore
Capacity100
Start Date08-05-2018
Duration1 Day

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