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Students of the department of IT went on a three day industry visit to Thiruvananthapuram and Kanyakumari from August 3-5. A total of 44 students of second semester MSc. Data Science, Big Data Analytics and Software-Technology were accompanied by four faculty members. -Dr Hemalatha N (Dean IT Academics), Dr Ruben (HOD Software Technology), Ms Sucheta and Mr Srinivas B.L.

The students embarked on their industry visit starting at Techno Park in Thiruvananthapuram. They interacted with Softnotion’s affiliates and CEO, gaining insights into the company’s operations. A session by Ms Dilna on SDLC and IT roles, along with an interactive hierarchy activity, enhanced their understanding. Ms Deepa’s talk on organisational behaviour provided valuable workplace insights. The visit continued with a tour of Techno Park and a subsequent trip to IISER where students experienced a real-time data centre, enriching their knowledge about data storage and management.

The students then travelled to Noorul Islam University in Kumarakovil, Tamil Nadu, where DrShajin, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Academics NICHE, led a seminar on Green Computing and Fog Computing. The session was informative and made the students aware of the environmental catastrophists caused by algorithms, computer disposals and power usage. They also discussed on the prevention.

The students then toured the campus visiting the aviation centre, the marine centre, and aerospace centre where they witnessed satellites and control station of the satellite. The students were then toured to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Kanyakumari where they spent some time enjoying the scenic beauty of Kanyakumari.

On the final day of the industrial visit,the students visited NIC, Thiruvananthapuram, CGO Complex, a governmental institution that develops applications and websites and maintains data centres for the government, where they learned about data centre operations, data security, cloud storage servers, load balancing, firewalls, among other things. Everyone had a wonderful experience.