Mangalore, Mar 29: 'Epitome-2K12', the IT fest organized by the IT section of AIMIT, St Aloysius College (Autonomous), was inaugurated by Dr Ravichandran, CEO, Glotouch Technologies, here on Thursday March 29.
In his inaugural speech Dr Ravichandran recounted his own days as an alumnus of St Aloysius College and how he received so much from his alma mater. Looking at the recent developments at St Aloysius College, especially the AIMIT campus at Beeri, he said, “It is unbelievable that such a place exists in Mangalore - a place on par with any foreign universities with breathtaking beauty and ambience for studies”.
He complemented Fr Denzil Lobo , the architect of the new campus for his initiative and perseverance to create best environment for IT and management studies. As a sequel to his speech he told the august gathering of youth from all over the country, not to be greedy but try and offer the best to the business they join.
He further said, "We are lucky that many foreign countries are coming to India for BPO and other IT related jobs since we have excellent human resource. But if we put up our price, a time would come when foreign clients would choose places like Philippines and other countries where they would get the job done at a much lower price."
Quoting Robert Kiyosaki, “When you are young work to learn and not to earn”, Fr Denzil Lobo also reiterated Dr Ravichandran words. He spoke about the future changes that are going to take place in the IT field. Quoting IBM research he said, “The next three areas of advance are: computing power, understanding of human cognition and analytics software”.
He mentioned how human person, computer software are going to produce conscious artifacts which would understand the needs of man. But still he said that creativity would be very much part of human effort and would not be replaced by machines. Hence he said ‘Thinking’ is very important and the educational system should promote such education where learning and creative thinking happens.
Fr Walter Andrade , finance officer, St Aloysius College presided over the function. He acknowledged the efforts of students in organizing such a programme and wished them all the best.
Prof Santhosh Rebello, dean of IT section of AIMIT welcomed the gathering and Arun D’Silva, faculty coordinator proposed the vote of thanks. Annapoorna, faculty coordinator, Shishir Amin and Amanda, student coordinators were present on dais.
As many as 26 teams from all over will be attending the two-day fest which will conclude on March 30.