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The Board of Studies of MSc Software Technology of AIMIT was held via virtual mode on November 12.

The agenda of the meeting was to approve the minutes of the BOS held in March 2020, evaluating the syllabus that was revised earlier, looking for possibilities of incorporating outcome-based education (OBE), blended learning, and to analyse the academic activities.

Dr (Fr) Melwyn Pinto SJ, Director, AIMIT (St Aloysius College) led the prayer in the beginning, followed by Nausheeda, faculty member, welcoming the gathering. The minutes of the previous BOS meeting held on March 2020, was read by Suchetha Vijay, the faculty member. The minutes were approved unanimously.

Dr S Ruban (HOD, PG Department of Software Technology) began the BOS by updating the members about the recent updates. Dr Doreswamy (Professor, Department of Computer Science, Mangalore University) who is the Vice-chancellor nominee expressed his satisfaction over the updates that had been made in the syllabus. Dr Antony P.J. (Professor and Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, A.J Institute of Engineering and Technology), the subject expert, also stressed the need for blended learning. Dr Anand R, who serves as the Associate Professor and Assistant Director at the School of Computer Science and Applications at Reva University (subject expert) expressed satisfaction at the newly updated syllabus based on OBE. He also inquired about the entrepreneurial practices in the department.

Mr Desmond Rego, Director, TownHub Limited (Industry representative) appreciated the real-time projects students get engaged during their study and also stressed the need to have more practical learning. Mr Cijo (Meritorious Alumnus) who works as a software engineer with UniCourt Limited, appreciated the department for the newly updated syllabus which satisfies the industry expectations. Mr Vivek (student representative) narrated his experience and satisfaction in the current way of blended learning.

Mr Santhosh Rebello, Dean, PG Department of IT, reflected on the entrepreneurial practices happening in the department. The faculty members (Dr Santhosh B, Dr Hemalatha, Rakesh Kumar, and Thomas C.G) shared their experiences about the subject updates that are done in the syllabus and reflected upon the current teaching scenario.

The meeting ended with a vote of thanks proposed by Srinivas B.L, faculty member. The meeting was coordinated by Dr S Ruban and the virtual arrangements were taken care by Aravinda Prabhu, faculty member, department of Software Technology.