Staff Reporter

Need for quality technocrats for rapidly changing IT industry stressed

GUNTUR: Bapatla Engineering College is celebrating its silver jubilee and celebrations will go on for one year, which was kicked off with a National Student Technical Symposium, BECTAGON 07.

The TCS Quality Assurance Division Head, V.R.S. Prasad, Hyderabad inaugurated the symposium on Tuesday and technical session would continue till Thursday.

Addressing the participants from engineering colleges all over the State he stressed the need for quality technocrats for the rapidly changing IT industry. Technical institutions had to provide infrastructure facilities on par with global standards and create a learning environment to be competitive worldwide.

Call to students

The ISRO Deputy Director of Liquid Propulsion Project Ch. Srinivasa Rao and alumnus of the college, in his inaugural address asked students to strive to excel in academics. Bapatla Education Society president Muppalaneni Seshagiri Rao presided.

College Principal G. Nageswara Rao said that BECTAGON was being organized biannually for the last eight years.

About 100 students registered from various technical institutions for the competitions conducted by Civil, Mechanical, Computer Science and Information Technology departments.

In the Civil Engineering department Bavi Reddy and Avinash of JNTU College of Engineering, Kakinada bagged First prize; Harshitha and Bhavani of RVR & JC College of Engineering, Guntur secured Second prize in Technical Seminar contest.

In Mechanical Engineering Department Phanidhar and Raghuram of Vignan Engineering College, Guntur secured First prize; Snehalatha of GITAM, Visakhapatnam secured Second prize in Technical Seminar competitions.

Out of the 53 papers received by the I.T. Department, 12 were selected for presentation and Hem Kumar of RVR & JC College of Engineering, Guntur won the First prize; Swetha and Ananth Kumar of GVP College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam won Second prize in Technical Paper contest.

In Computer Science Gayathri and Jubeda of JNTU College of Engineering, Anantapur secured First prize, while Satyanarayana and Hemanth won the Second prize.