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Issue - 33

newsletter for students, alumni, and friends

January - 2020

In this issue: Cover Story | Campus News | Highlights of the Month | Students Corner | Contacts

Cover Story

Future Focus 2k20

“The future depends on what you do in the present”- Mahatma Gandhi

The new decade of this millennium is going to witness a paradigmatic change in the education industry interface. With the advent of Artificial Intelligence, the definition of human labour is changing rapidly. Instead of just having a degree, skill is gradually becoming the need of the hour. This was the primary objective of discussion of Future Focus 2020, a platform created by Brainware University, to showcase how a university can progress with hands joined with the corporate world.
Just like the team members before a 20-20 cricket match, all the staff members of Brainware University had a splendid warm-up session on this three-day-long programme from January 3 to January 6, 2020. The coach of team Brainware, aka Mr Phalguni Mookhopadhyaya, along with the Guest Adviser Mr Nadeem Kazim, the former HR Executive of Exide Industries Ltd, made a wonderful presentation advocating the path must be taken by the University to be the best name in Indian Academia.

Since teaching is an essential part of University education, all the teachers who were the favourite of their students were given acknowledgement in this three-day-long event. The felicitation programme, which serves as a message of inspiration to all the teachers of the University, was followed by a grand lunch and a photo-session. Future Focus 2020 ended with a cultural programme consisting of singing and dancing, play-reading and playing mouth-organ. In the end, we can definitely say that Future Focus 2020 was the culmination of the qualitative advancement made by Brainware University.

Campus news

Innovation Network for Industry 4.0

description here The Department of Computational Science of Brainware University invited Dr. Umasankar Dash of the Disruptive Research Engineering & Design Foundation, (DREaD), Singapore, to present his vision of ‘Innovation Network for Industry 4.0’ on the January 7, 2020. A Doctoral Researcher in the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea, Dr. Dash shared his prototypes for IoT, IoHT, Blockchain Devices & Neuro-Modulation techniques, stressing on the potentials of Biomedical Engineering in India as an industry that supports innovation.


description here The Communication Club of the Brainware University organized an event named “Im-prop-tu” on January 10, 2020. It was actually a Prop Extempore where participating students had to draw the name of the prop and then and then speak on the props for two minutes. The seminar hall came alive with various stories both funny and otherwise. There were sixty eight students who attended the event.

IEEE Awareness Program

description here The Central Library of Brainware University organized an Awareness Programme on IEEE e-journal and database, 2020 in an effort to encourage active participation in research activities within students and research scholars on January 11, 2020. On this occasion the key speaker, Mr. Rajkumar Mahapatra, Training Manager, Eastern India, EBSCO Information Services imparted very useful information about IEEE e-Journals.

A Visit to CDC Printers

description here On January 14, 2020, the Department of Multimedia organized an Industry visit to a printing house - CDC Printers in Tangra Industrial Estate for its students. The students were taken through the processes of Offset printing by the experts at the CDC printers. All their queries were explained with details and care. The students were enriched about the post printing fabrications as well.

The Studentpreneurs

description here "The Studentpreneurs: the step towards Idea Hunt" aimed to cultivate the entrepreneurial skills among the students and all aspirants by offering a robust platform to showcase their ideas and explore the business viability of their concepts. The IIC along with CSS & CSE in collaboration with IEEE organized this seminar which was conducted by Mr. Shovankar Roy, CEO, INS Digital Solutions.

Swachhata Pakhwada

description here Under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan initiative of the Government of India, Brainware University has organised a “Swachhata Pakhwada” which aims to inform, educate and encourage both the students and all staff members about the importance of keeping our society and environment clean. The fortnight long programme got underway with the pledging ceremony on January 16, 2020, attended by all.

Entrepreneurship and Family Business

description here With the objective of fostering the culture of innovation and inspiring students to work with new ideas, Brainware University organized a seminar on ‘Entrepreneurship and Family Business’ on January 17, 2020. Samish Dalal , Associate Professor of S. P. Jain School of Global Management, was invited to be the guest speaker for the session. He is a specialist in the field of Negotiation, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and is associated with family business for many years.

IoT DevFest

description here "IoT DevFest", one day event focused on Machine Learning and the Internet of Things is a part of Intel Student Ambassador AI Program, a research based program for selected students. This event was organized by IIC along with the Department of CSS & CSE in association with IEEE student branch. The event was conducted by Mr. Abhishek Nandy, Intel Black Belt Software Developer, Intel Software Innovator, Microsoft MVP.

Role of Legal Professionals and Academicians

description here The School of Law, Brainware University conducted a workshop on the transition of students from the academic to the professional world on January, 18, 2020. The workshop focused on how to start off their legal careers as advocates at District courts and High Courts. The guests also guided students interested in teaching and research. The lectures were delivered by Dr. Shashinath Mondal, Associate Professor, Hooghly Mohsin College and Dr. Durgapada Das, Ex. Chief Police Prosecutor, Calcutta.

Data Security and IoT

description here To address the importance of IoT in modern technological development, Department of Cyber Science & Technology had organized a one day seminar on “Data Security and IoT ”, on January 18, 2020. The seminar aimed to cultivate the recent developments in the field of security and IoT and its deep impact on industry and research. The session was conducted by Mr. Abhishek Roy Choudhury, Platform Architect, TCS Connected Universe Platform, TCUP, an IoT platform.


description here Jesus, Akbar, Buddha, Netaji, Vidyasagar were called at Brainware University on January 18, 2020 at an event, organized by the Communication Club. In this event named Histori-Call, students came in pairs, one of them played the part of a historical character while the other played a student in the present times. The fun part of the event was that the students had to make a telephonic conversation with a historical character wherein they asked questions that they have fostered in their minds for a longtime.

Birthday Celebration of Netaji

description here Brainware University celebrated the birthday of the iconic leader, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on January 23, 2020. The revolutionary has timeless relevance in the pages of history, and remembering his contributions simply imbibes the human mind with significant values and morals. The faculty members of the university paid their homage to the great son of the soil. The occasion was graced by Hon'ble Pro Vice Chancellor, Dr. Subhasish Banerjee.

Workshop on Advanced Compositing

description here Compositing, an art of creating visual illusion by blending images from multiple sources into a single, seamless whole, is a technique that is in vogue in the field of Visual Effects. A Workshop on Advanced Compositing was organized by the Department of Multimedia on January 24, 2020. The session was conducted by Mr. Arijit Paul a Senior Stereoscopic Compositor of Prime Focus.

Mental Health and Wellness

description here Although mental health is a fundamental component of health, recognition of mental disorders and awareness about its importance is limited. Brainware University conducted a mental health awareness programme, presided by the Student Counselor, Binati Mondal, entitled ‘Mental Health and Wellness’ for the students of the University on January 24, 2020. The programme was conducted in the form of workshop which included a presentation regarding the basic concepts of Mental Health, Mental illness, Mental Well-being and role of Mental Health Professionals in the area of Mental Health.

Data Modelling- Challenges and Solution

description here Keeping up with the paradigm shift in education in the new decade, Brainware University had organized a one-day seminar on “Data Modelling: Challenges and Solution”, on January 25, 2020. Conducted by the department of Computer Science and Engineering, this was an opportunity for the students to see, learn and understand the recent trends in technologies in the professional field. Under the guidance of chief guest Dr. Sankhayan Choudhury, University of Calcutta, the students learnt about the application of Data Modelling in the modern industrial situations.

Retelling the Ramayan

description here The beauty of myth is that it can be reinvented and it was reinvented at Brainware University on the occasion of the 196th birth anniversary of Michael Madhusudan Datta observed on January 25, 2020. On this occasion students participated in retelling the Ramayana. It was a fulfilling experience seeing our students exploiting the Ramayana, and at times subverting it, in order to render comic and the not so comic versions of it.

Republic Day

description here Republic Day is the day when India stands together with a vision of equality and unity. It was the day when the constitution of India came into effect and India, being a sovereign, democratic and republic state, took the vow to be a place where every citizen has his/her rights and responsibilities. Brainware University celebrated 70th Republic Day on January 26, 2020, at the Barasat campus. The students and the faculty members, along with the honorable Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Subhasish Banerjee, observed the day by hoisting the tri-colour and singing the National Anthem.

Students visit the Office of Business Economics

description here Media Students of Brainware University, on January 29, 2020, visited Business Economics office for an exposure to reporting and editorial work in the print media. The students were enriched by listening to the actual experiences of reporters of the magazine. Moreover, the details of the editorial process was chalked out to the students by the staff members of the magazine. The designers explained to the students how the magazine is produced. The circulation process of the magazine was also described to the students by Mr. Pramod Kr. Singh General Manager, Business Economics.

Saraswati Puja

description here Although it rained heavily on the day of Swaraswati Puja, it could not dampen the spirit of the students of Brainware University as they celebrated Basant Panchami by worshipping the Goddess of Knowledge, Swaraswati with all fervor and enthusiasm on 30th January, 2020.The university has always celebrated this day for many years now, but this time it was the students of the hostel who shouldered the responsibility completely by themselves, and the effort that they have put in is commendable.

Campus to Corporate

description here “Attitude, sincerity and devotion are the keys to success”. This is how Mr. Chandan Ghosh, Business Executive Officer, NESTLE, Equatorial Africa, inspired the students of ECE department in his lecture on ‘ELECTRONICS C2C’ on January 31, 2020. To bridge the gap between campus to corporate, he encouraged them to be more professional and committed in their approach. He emphasized on the development of a positive frame of mind. Mr. Ghosh guided the students with his valuable inputs on remedial measures.

Highlights of the Month

Annual Sports 2020

“People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones.”- Sachin Tendulkar

It was a day of mirth and merriment, challenges and competition as Brainware University and Brainware Group of Institution observed their Annual Sports Meet on January 27, 2020 at Belghoria Athletic Club Ground. It is undeniable that Sports activities, not only promote physical fitness, but also play a crucial role in the all-encompassing development of an individual, which is one of the primary objectives of Brainware.

Students of all the departments participated and displayed great enthusiasm and competence in the different events such as Shot Put, Relay Race, Long Jump and Tug of War to name a few. It was indeed a day full of enjoyment for one and all.

Free Legal Aid Camp

The Department of Law, Brainware University inaugurated its new programme of free Legal Aid Clinic on January 11, 2020. The aim of this camp would be to offer legal counsel to the underprivileged members of the neighborhood. The camp was inaugurated by various luminaries from the legal field including Dr. Nirmal Kanti Chakraborty, the Honourable Vice-Chancellor of National University of Juridical Sciences, Mr Biswajit Mukherjee, the Joint Registrar of Kolkata High Court, Ms Reshmi Riya Sinha, the renowned advocate in the Supreme Court and many others.

Winter Camp

When we hold hands, it is a signal that there is hope, hope that this world shall become an even more beautiful place. Students and administrative staff members of Brainware University held hands of the tiny tots of Kazipara Primary School, Barasat who visited the university campus along with their headmistress and teachers during a Winter Camp organized by the University on 28th January, 2020. This camp was an effort made with all sincerity by the university towards strengthening its bond with the society and to reach out and give support. The University took this opportunity to make this visit a fun-filled as well as a learning experience for the children of Kazipara Primary School by showing them films on the pressing, contemporary issues like: Save water, Save Earth, Discouraging the use of plastic, and the need and importance of tree plantation.

A Moment of Pride for Brainware University

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.- Pele

Brainware University UBA team and students are elated. They have been committed to several months of tireless effort in successfully initiating social outreach programs to promote rural development. Under the guidance of project experts and students, Hybrid Mushroom Cultivation Technology and Rainwater Harvesting have been shortlisted by Unnat Bharat Abhiyan and shared on their success stories.

• Hybrid Mushroom Cultivation Technology

In this project, a hybrid mushroom strain has been developed by using simple paddy straw as substrate. Five families from three adopted villages (total 15 families) participated in the training program. The products are being sold at the local vegetable market generating an income of ₹3000-3500 per month.

• Rainwater Harvesting

The villages of North 24 Parganas, West Bengal are severely affected by arsenic which gets dissolved in the groundwater table. To resolve this issue, Brainware University successfully established a model rainwater harvesting unit in the university campus as an alternative source of drinking water instead of using groundwater.

Students’ Corner

Internal Hackathon 2020

An Internal Hackathon, aimed at generating new ideas, following the guidelines of MHRD’s Innovation Cell, was held in Brainware University Barasat campus on January 15, 2020. Nine teams participated in this event. Among the 9 teams, 7 teams were from software edition, and 2 teams from hardware edition.
Hackathon is basically an event to build a prototype for anyone's idea and problem statement in an innovative way in a given time. It is an event, where students with the help of faculty members work together for a short period of time to collaborate on a project. The goal of this Internal hackathon is to create functioning software or hardware by the end of the event. This event is organized as a part of IIC Cell for the students of the Department of Computer Science and Department of Electronics. In this context we would like to mention that in previous year, Team Nebula was the winner of SIH 2019 in software edition.

A Visit to Wackytoon

Wackytoon is a leading Animation Studio of Kolkata with a setup of extensive Pre-production, 2D Animation, 3D Animation and Post production. It is the house of the production of Chhota Bheem, Kungfu Panda movie, Mighty little Bheema and many more enthralling animation works. They are associated with all the leading animation channels providing them episodic animation series as also broadcasting in Netflix.
Department of Multimedia, Brainware University took its students to visit Wackytoon Animation Studio as part of Industry visit programme on 28th of January 2020. The students were shown all the departments and explained how each department works. The students felt motivated to put on their best effort to carve out a career in the chosen field of animation following this industry visit.

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