Learning technicalities of the real world

AVALANCHE

Learning technicalities of the real world

EDUCATING Hack Fest in progress. DH photos by Dinesh S K

Avalanche 2.0, the national level technical fest of Information Science and Computer Science departments of BMS College of Engineering concluded recently in a grand manner.

Breaking the last year’s record, an enormous multitude of 3,000 students took part in various activities.

The two-day fest succeeded in pulling a crowd of 4,000 people, giving them an exhilarating experience.

Dr K R Venugopal, Principal of UVCE and Suresh Babu, CEO of WMA India were the chief guests at the inaugural function.

Suresh Babu stayed for the whole day to witness various events. “I was surprised by the enthusiasm and efforts of the students. It is a well-organised fest in every aspect. The students took all the initiative from getting sponsorship to conducting various events. These kinds of events provide platform to students to build up their network and personality,” he said.

Events like Mock CAT, Mock GRE, Blind coding, Photography, Best Manager, Coding and Debugging, Hack Fest, Tech debate, General Quiz and Gaming were held on the first day.  Blind Coding was very interesting wherein the participants had to write programmes switching off the computer screen.

Sixty students turned out for Hack Fest which dealt with Internet security and ethical hacking.

“We conducted seminars, workshops and competitions on safety measures that one has to take while working on the Internet,” said Aditya, the co-ordinator of the event.

Photography event was conducted by Manoj, the renowned wildlife photographer and Karunakaran, an expert in still photography. Aman from Acharya Institute of Technology emerged winner in this event.

Tech Charades was another attraction where participants were asked to enact stuffs related to Computer Science.

Tech debate saw a good participation from the students and it dealt with topics like social media, online censorship, etc.

BRAIN-STORMING Anti ChessGaming events were a big hit among the students as hundreds of them showed interest in Counter Strike, DotA, Fifa and NFS.

The highlights of the second day were Hog-a-thon, Online treasure hunt, Jam, Movie Making, Bluff Master and Roadies.

 In Hog-a-thon, a food related event, hundreds of contestants took part with much enthusiasm. Finally, Gururaj of Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering won the title of Hog-a-thon.

The Best Manager was conducted in six different rounds in the span of two days.  After a fierce battle, Prashanth of BMS College of Engineering was awarded the best manager. Nishanth and Shreyas of BMS College of Engineering won the General Quiz.
Roadies had 60 entries which included various rounds like group discussion, stress management, talent and adventurous performances. Anurag from RV College of Engineering emerged winner in this category.

“The success of Avalanche is the outcome of hard work, commitment and efforts of hundreds of co-ordinators, volunteers and faculty members. This will help us in making the fest bigger and better in future days,” said Varun, the student president for the fest.

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