‘IIluminus ‘ – A confluence of extraordinary minds

When the young generation meets the great minds of present generation, what’s formed are extraordinary minds of tomorrow.

On 21st September 2012, Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Kurla and ACM-DBIT in collaboration with project Praviin of IBM hosted a symposium titled ‘Illuminus – A confluence of extraordinary minds’ at the Santino Mondini Hall, DBIT. The event featured some of the biggest IT industry heavyweights as panelists to discuss an imperative topic – Meeting the industry demands by academia. The Theme Of The Event Was – “Don’t be like everybody else, stand out “.

The star studded line-up of panelists consisted of Mr. Mohammed Lokhandwala, Chief Software Architect, Worldwide Software, Mr. Premal Saiya, Delivery Head – Blue-Star Infotech, Mr. Rahul Ghorawat, Senior Consultant L&T Infotech, Mr. Brett Sedgewick, Vice President, NASSCOM Foundation, Mr. Vinay Patkar Executive VP – Mindcraft Software Pvt. Ltd., Mr.Lawrence Mohanraj, Relationship Manager, IBM Project Praviin, Dr. Santosh Kumar Mohanty, Head, Components Engineering Group, TCS and Mr Maninder Singh, President – Enterprise Products,Infrasoft Tech. The ardent participation of students and faculty from the invited colleges as well as DBIT ensured ahouse-full at the Santino Mondini Hall.

The participating colleges were : M H Saboo Siddik College of Engineering, MGM, CRCE-Bandra, CRCE- Vashi, St.John’s – Palghar, Xavier Institute of Technology, Sardar Patel Institute of Technology, St. Francis Institute of Technology, Shah and Anchor, Saraswati College of Engineering and Don Bosco Institute of Technology. A whopping 225 participants attended the event (97 off-campus + 118 in-house).

The Program was attended by the Heads of various institutes of the DBCL Campus.It had the patronage of Fr. Mario Vaz, Executive director DBMIR, Fr Bosco, Campus Minister, Fr Edward, Administrator, Dr.Joag, Principal DBIT and Research Director, Dr. Krishnamoorthy.

The panellists kept motivating students and encouraging them of making in the real world. Well, lakhs of engineering students graduate every year, but to have an edge over others is extremely important. The reason being that we live in a competitive world and in order to have an upper hand, it is essential that we follow the market trend and keep ourselves updated with the technology. They spoke for an hour on what industry demands from engineers and what they usually get.