Symposium: ACCBE 2017
A Symposium on Advanced Computing, Communication and Biomedical Engineering (ACCBE 2017) was organized by Dept of Information
Technology, B. P. Poddar Institute of Management and Technology in collaboration with Center of Excellence for Systems Biology
and Biomedical Engineering, University of Calcutta on March 27-29, 2017.
Distinguished speakers from institutes of National and International repute delivered lectures at the symposium.
The speakers were:
Prof. Bimal Roy (Padma Sree), ISI Kolkata (Former Director)
Prof. Swapan Bhattacharya, Jadavpur University (Former director NIT Suratkal and NIT Durgapur)
Prof. Pradip Kr. Das, Jadavpur University
Prof. Santi Prasad Maity, IIEST, Shibpur
Prof. Jayanta Mukhopadhyay, IIT Kharagpur (Former HOD, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kharagpur)
Prof. Nandini Mukherjee Jadavpur University
Prof. Kallol Bhattacharya, University of Calcutta
Prof. Amlan Chakrabarti, University of Calcutta
Prof. Anirban Sarkar NIT, Durgapur
Dr. Arijit Mukherjee, TCS, Kolkata
Prof. Sabnam Sengupta, BPPIMT, Kolkata
There was a tutorial session organized by Center of Excellence for Systems Biology and
Biomedical Engineering, University of Calcutta on "IoT Landscape: Technologies and
Applications" by Prof. Amlan Chakrabarti, Mr. Suman Sau (CU), Ms. Debomita Chakraborty
(IBM), Mr. Kaushik Chakraborty(CU) , followed by a student paper presentation on March 28,
Faculty Development Programme
Dept. of Information Technology, BPPIMT organized a Faculty Development Programme on “Use
of ICT for online and blended learning” during 8 th -9 th July and on 30 th July 2016. Spreading the use
of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in education is a MHRD initiative and is
aimed to give a direction in initiating a learner oriented teaching learning environment. This FDP
was also aimed to extend this connection for imparting knowledge, transitioning towards a more
active and learner oriented teaching learning environment. A total of thirty eight faculty and
technical staff members from all departments participated in the programme. Discussions on
learning management system LMS: MOODLE was a major thrust area in the programme. The event
was coordinated by Gitosree Khan, Swagata (Gayen) Kundu, Balaram Ghosal, Sabyasachi
Chakraborty, Lipi Begam and Asim Kumar Panda.
Workshop on Hadoop
Department of Information Technology organized a workshop on Hadoop in association with
Ardent on November 16, 2016. The workshop session was mentored by Dr. Rajmohan Dey Sarkar,
Director of Ardent Computech Pvt. Ltd. The objective of BigData Hadoop Workshop is to make
awareness about the new Technology like Big Data Hadoop, Data Analytics among Engineering
Students. The workshop was designed to give in-depth knowledge of the Big Data framework
using Hadoop to use Pig, Hive, and Impala to process and analyze large datasets for data ingestion
with our big data training.With Hadoop, no data is too big. And in today's hyper-connected world
where more and more data is being created every day, Hadoop's breakthrough advantages mean
that businesses and organizations can now find value in data that was recently considered useless.
The students also gained hands on project during the workshop.
Industry Academia Interaction
Ms. Ria Mukherjee Basu, Faculty (Culture and Language Initiatives), TCS Talent Development
delivered a lecture on "Enhancing Employability Skills" in an industry academia interaction session
organized by Department of Information Technology, BPPIMT on November 9, 2016 in association
with the Technical forum. The lecture is about bridging the Gap between Academia and Industry. It
mainly emphasize the significance of enhancing academia‐industry collaboration for augmenting
research, innovation, employability and greater productivity, through various measures. Hence,
the session ends with the solution that Academia and industry need to recognize each other’s
strengths and strive towards greater trust and communication.
National Conference: ETCC 2014
A National Conference on Emerging Trends in Computing & Communication (ETCC 2014) was
organized by the Department of Information Technology, B. P. Poddar Institute of Management &
Technology, on March 22-23, 2014, at Hotel Pride, Kolkata. The conference was technically
sponsored by IEEE and Computer Society of India, Kolkata chapters. The conference proceedings
were published by Springer under the book series “Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering”. The
proceedings of ETCC 2014 are available in print format from international organizations, like
amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and are also available in different electronic (e-book) formats, like
Distinguished personalities from institutes of national and international repute have graced the
conference with their esteemed presence and lectures on various emerging domains. Prof.
Dwijesh Dutta Majumder, Professor Emeritus, Indian Statistical Institute had been the chief guest
of the conference. Prof. Partha P. Das, IIT Kharagpur delivered the first keynote lecture and Prof.
Swapan Bhattachrya, Director; NIT Surathkal delivered the keynote lecture 2. In addition to that,
there had been plenary sessions by Prof. Nabanita Das, ISI Kolkata, Prof. Aditya Bagchi, ISI Kolkata
and Prof. K. P. Ghatak, NIT Agartala. Prof. B. N. Chatterji, Dean Academics, BPPIMT, had chaired
the plenary sessions. Other than that, there had been invited lectures by Prof. Indranil Sengupta,
IIT Kharagpur, Prof. Nabendu Chaki, University of Calcutta, Dr. Anirban Sarkar, NIT Durgapur, Dr.
Debashis De, WBUT, Kolkata, Dr. Ananya Kanjilal, BPPIMT, Dr. Tanay Chattopadhyay, WBPDCL.
Prof. B. P. Sinha, ISI Kolkata and Prof. Samiran Chattopadhyay, Jadavpur University, Dr. Rituparna
Chaki, University of Calcutta, were also present during the conference. There were total 49 papers,
including 7 papers in the poster presentation category.