Our youth is the best resource we have,since it is our biggest asset for tomorrow. DBIT has always been committed to empowering its students, the gen next, to be employable and technologically competent. Living up to these ideals, the Computer Engineering Department, proactive and dedicated to guiding their students in scaling new heights, took an extraordinary step on 3rd October, 2013 with “Synchrony Meet” – an event that went well beyond a panel discussion.
This event was led by Mr. Imran Ali Mirza (HOD of Computer Department) and Dr. Amiya Kumar Tripathy, and was made successful by the faculty members of the Computer Department. The panelists and our alumni, on arrival were ushered into the board room where they interacted with their mentors and faculty members. They expressed their happiness at being back in college and were thrilled to receive an opportunity to communicate with their teachers and mentors about their lives after graduation. The faculty members took pride in the achievements of their protégés and were well pleased with their success.
After this interaction, a panel discussion on the subject “Skills Engineering Graduates Require for Success” – An alumni perspective was in store for the students of DBIT. An extremely apt theme, given the current unsteady economy and the upcoming placement season, was deliberated over for more than an hour and explored openly with the students. And who could’ve done this better than our alumni, who as students sat on the same benches just a few years ago! As the students of the Computer Department were ushered into the Mondini Hall, one could sense the anticipation in the air. After a dazzling introduction of each alumnus and their achievements, the mood was set and everyone got in the groove of the event. Along with the pre-decided key topics, a number of related topics right from basic communication skills and corporate politics to standing out in the crowd were also discussed at length.
In the ensuing discourse, we came across some differences in opinion between the panel members. Students were then given the chance to question the alumni and their queries were answered positively and enthusiastically. The students were introduced to the functioning of the corporate world and the words of advice that the alumni volunteered. The panel discussion instilled confidence in the students making them enthusiastic about the world that awaited their brilliance in the near future.
At the end of the Q&A round, all the panelists were felicitated, following which Ginny Jose, the ACM-DBIT chairperson, concluded the event by thanking all the panelists and guests for honoring DBIT with their presence and apprised them about ACM’s endeavor to give the students an extra edge, be it through workshops or events like these. As the day concluded, conversation over lunch resulted in the alumni building a strong rapport with both the students and the faculty. Synchrony meet will be looked back as an event which set a milestone in ACM-DBIT chapter’s chronicles.