Curriculum reforms important, says TCS Vice-President
Thanjavur: The prime objective of any technical festival is to facilitate a platform for a healthy exchange of technological ideas that offer solutions to various problems that confront the society, according to K. Jayaramakrishnan, Vice-President, TATA Consultancy Services, Chennai.
Inaugurating `DAKSH-07,' a technical festival at Shanmugha Arts Science Technology and Research Academy (SASTRA) University here on Wednesday, Mr. Jayaramakrishnan said that these festivals would make students `fight to learn,' and in the process they would `learn to fight' to remain competitive in this technologically advancing society.
Curriculum reforms should be an integral part in any higher education system, to encourage students to think out-of-the-box, he added.
Over 1,800 participants from 50 institutions across the country have registered for over 30 events at `DAKSH-07.'
The robotics event was the cynosure to all eyes and as many as 110 teams registered for this event.
The Robotics Institute, Mumbai, will also be conducting a two-day workshop of `Itricks and Robotricks' in which 200 participants from various colleges and schools will participate.
During this festival, a panel discussion on `HR: Challenges and Opportunities in the IT industry' is being organised with participation from representatives from organisations such as TCS, CTS and Standard Chartered.
A special talk on `Nanotechnology and Digital Libraries' is also being organised.
Prof. S. Vaidhyasubramaniam, Dean (Planning and Development), SASTRA University also spoke.