Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Data security and knowledge management need of hour, PTU VC

Data security and knowledge management need of hour, PTU VC
600 varsities, 35000 colleges needed in country, PTU VC
Need to set up own entrepreneur ventures, PTU VC

Kharar, April 8,2010

To satiate rising demand for education and knowledge, India needs 600 new universities and 35000 colleges. This has expanded the horizon for private institutes to step forward and be a part of nation building.

Punjab Technical University vice-chancellor Dr Rajnish Arora said this while talking to students at the inaugural session of two-days national conference on challenges emerging in computer technologies being hosted at Rayat & Bahra Institute of Engineering And Bio-Technology.

Talking about his first visit to a private technical college at the onset of new financial year, he lauded efforts of Rayat-Bahra group in raising a standard par excellence.

Encouraging the computer engineering students to be job creators of society, Dr Arora emphasized on need of being a successful entrepreneur and developing jobs.

Talking about the high influx of information in today’s e-age, he said that there is flood of information on the internet. With this knowledge management becomes urgent need of hour. “The information explosion poses a challenge for computer sciences students to manage it,” he said.

He also spoke on need to develop efficient video and image processing algorithms, urgency to develop untraceable data security banks, wide expanse of robotics in day-to-day life that makes use of ideal computation facility for common man and need to develop gadgets like mobiles that suit Indian needs.

Welcoming Dr Arora, chairman Rayat-Bahra group, Gurvinder Singh Bahra said that the group started with its engineering college with just 100 students and now has grown to have 15, 000 students and imparts employment to 3500 people.

Besides having campus at Sahauran, Ropar and Hoshiarpur, the group runs management school at London. The group is now coming up with university near Shimla in Himachal Pradesh and developing campus near Delhi, besides coming up with medical, dental and nursing colleges.

Earlier, Dr Arora and Bahra released two volumes of the proceedings of the national conference that evoked huge response. Bahra said that the college got 450 papers nationally, including two from foreign shores. An experts team went through the papers and has published 230 of these in two volumes.

In the technical sessions on software engineering today 36 papers were presented. Similarly 38 papers were presented during the session on artificial intelligence.

Session on databases saw 17 papers, while that on graphics and multimedia/bioinformatics had 12 papers.

Prominent among others present at occasion included Keshav Sharma Campus Director, Rayat-Bahra Mohali Campus.

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