Mangaluru: 'The TechnoCrats', a students association of the department of Computer Applications of SJEC hosted 'Joshiana 9.0', a two day national level IT fest for the students of MCA, MS, MSc, MTech and BE (CS and IS). The fest was organized under the aegis of the department of Computer Applications.
Joshiana 9.0 was inaugurated on Thursday September 27 with the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries which included Dikshith Rai, founder and CEO, CodeCraft Technologies Pvt Ltd, Mangaluru, who was the chief guest at the inaugural programme. The other dignitaries present on the dais were Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza- director, SJEC who presided over the ceremony, Fr Rohith D’Costa- assistant director, SJEC, Dr Sudheer M- incharge principal, SJEC, Sumangala N- I/C HOD MCA, SJEC, Sathyendra Bhat J, co-convener of Joshiana 9.0, Prajwal Charles Mascarenhas- president, TechnoCrats and Poojary Harshitha Ashok- secretary, TechnoCrats.
The programme began by invocation of the divine by the MCA students. The gathering was welcomed by Sumangala N who extended warm wishes to all the people present during the inaugural. Prajwal Mascarenhas briefed the gathering of the events that would be held over the two days. This was followed by the unveiling of the trophies for which the participants were competing against each other.
The chief guest, Dikshith Rai addressed the gathering wherein he voiced his opinion on coping with the growth in technology. He urged the budding professionals to develop skills and be skillful in all aspects of life. The incharge principal and director conveyed their wishes to the participants as well as the organizers.
The curtains were drawn on the inaugural ceremony with the vote of thanks delivered by Poojary Harshith Ashok thereby declaring the fest open to all. The MC’s role for the inaugural ceremony was donned by Donita Jane Theresa D’Souza from II-year MCA.
The events were conducted by the MCA students over two days. All in all, 18 teams registered for Joshiana 9.0 and 170 participants were part of the fest.
The fest comprised of 11 events namely: WEBPHENOM (Web Designing), Code-a-thon (Coding), Imagino (Video Editing), Nexplora (Mega Event), Hyper Maze (Treasure Hunt), THE Brain Game (IT Quiz), THE Headhoncho (IT Manager), The Strike of War (IT Parliament), Techno Buzz (Product Launch), Dramebazz (Mad Ads) and Battlegound (Gaming).
The events were designed to test the technical mettle of the participants. Eminent personalities judged the events from in and out of the college. Some of the judges called from outside included RJ Anurag from 93.5 Red FM, who judged the final round of the event Best Manager. The judges of all the events were felicitated by the respective event managers by handing them a memento as a token of appreciation.
Joshiana 9.0 came to a close with the valedictory programme held. The runners-up award of Joshiana 9.0 was awarded to Srinivas Institute of Technology, Valachil and the Overall Championship was bagged by Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru.
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