The Association for Computing Machinery India Chapters’ Summit 2019 was held in Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ) recently. Popularly known in the abbreviated form as ACS – the Summit saw a whopping participation of 48 institutions pan-India with 100 students attending.
The President of ACM India, Professor Abhiram Ranade of the IIT Mumbai threw light on computing as a science and profession. The first keynote address was given by the Senior Vice President, Persistent System, Mr. R. Venkateswaran who gave a detailed perspective on technology trends. Professor Neeldhara Misra of the IIT Gandhinagar spoke on the usage of algorithms to solve hard and complex problems. Both the seminars were interactive and saw active participation of the students.
The Director of SCIT (School of Computing and Information Technology) and MUJ, Prof. Rajveer S. Shekhawat spoke about the student teaching student mentorship as well as the annual techno-cultural Fest. Sponsored by ICERTIS, the ‘ACM India Chapters Technology Solution Contest’ was also held. Among the ACM Chapter Awards, PICT (Pune Institute of Computer Technology) was adjudged best Chapter while MUJ was adjudged the second best.