iTech-Fiesta 2023 held at MCM
Chandigarh: The Department of Computer Science and Applications at Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, organised its annual Inter-College iTech-Fiesta, sponsored by Department of Science and Technology and Renewable Energy. The inaugural was graced by Prof. Parvinder Singh, Vice Chancellor, Rayat and Bahra University, Mohali, as the Chief Guest. Inaugurating the fest, Principal Dr.Nisha Bhargava expressed appreciation for this endeavour of the department to showcase the IT and programming skills of students and said that such events are an apt platform for the students to not only display their talent but also to assess their strengths and weaknesses. She further added that the college aims for holistic development of its students through participative learning. Prof. Parvinder highlighted the penetration of technology in every sphere of life and stressed on the need to promote skilling in IT for ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. Motivating the youth to realise their potential, he reiterated that they need to channelise their energy in productive endeavours and use technology judiciously for the greater good of the society.
A talk on cyber crimes and their prevention, followed by a nukkad natak on cyber safety brought the spotlight on the demon of cyber crimes. The fest witnessed enthusiastic participation of over 400 students from across the tricity who competed in various stimulating competitions that tested the IT and programming skills of participants, namely IT Quiz, Website development, Debugging, e-collage making, e-waste modeling, Research Poster presentations, Movie Making and Rangoli. The valedictory session was graced by Prof. Anu Gupta, DCSA, Panjab University, as the Chief Guest. She congratulated the participants for showcasing their exceptional talent during the fest and motivated them to pursue self-actualisation for success in life. The audience was treated to mesmerising cultural performances which enlivened the fest. The participants and organising team were awarded certificates at the culmination of the fest.