This event was organised as a tech club event in general by FOSC IIIT Kalyani. We planned to have an interaction topics related to tech domain also considering a view of career-building in tech. To get in-depth view alumni were also invited.Hence it acted like an alumni interaction event also.  This was a two day event spanning two hours each day.

Date: 29th-30th January,2022

Medium: Virtual

Session-1(Internship and Job Stories)

This event went on from 1700 Hrs to 1800 Hrs(IST) and was hosted by Sabyasachi Paul and Srijanjeet Singh Sehra of 2nd year. The session started with a welcoming and introduction of hosts and panelists alongside topics by Ali Asad Quasim of 2nd year.

The event went on with hosts asking questions related to various aspects of job life. Questions such as differences between work cultures at MNCs and startups, freelancing, interview journey, requirements from students and all, various roles in job and differences between interview for them etc.
We had our panelists viz. Atul Sahay from 2014-2018 Batch; Ritika Kumari, Jyotika Yadav, Pulkit Mishra and Anubhav Patel from 2017-2021 Batch;and Soumi Bardhan, Lohith Munakala and Bharat Keswani from 2018-2022 Batch. This session had almost 70 attendees and people were really fascinated by it. Hence this session of the event can be considered as a success.

Session-2(Competitive Coding Stories)

This event went on from 1900 Hrs to 2000 Hrs(IST) and was hosted by Suryansh Omar and Pallav Saxena of 2nd year. The session started with a welcoming and introduction of hosts and panelists alongside topics by Ali Asad Quasim of 2nd year.

The event went on with hosts asking questions related to various aspects of job life. Questions such as how to start CP, various platforms, dilemnas, languages suitable for CP, difference between CP and DSA, various myths were also busted regarding CP, maintaining consistency, handling problems of CP etc.
We had our panelists viz. Anubhav Patel from 2017-2021 batch, Bharat Keswani and Sayan Medya from 2018-2022 Batch. This session also had 60-65 attendees who were really interested in it hence it can be called as success.

Hence, following this our first day of event was completed. It was nice interacting with the seniors. Even the esteemed seniors from the first and second batch of our institute turned up to it which gave us deep insight and people had a nice time seeing them and interacting with them.

Now the second day of event commenced on 30th January, 2022.
It was planned to go on from 2000 Hrs to 2200 Hrs but the conversation turned so interesting and involving that it got extended spontaneously upto 30 more minutes.

Session-3(Research/Higher Studies Stories)

This was the third session of Pratiti and it started from 2000 Hrs. It was hosted by Nimish Mishra from 4th year and Abhinandan Pal from 3rd year. The session started with a brief introduction to hosts and panelists alongside the agenda by Ali Asad Quasim of 2nd year.
Following this, stage was taken up by hosts and hence a deep discussion on various topics like: research domains, research environment at various places in the world, insights into research and industry world and people serving in both gave their views on these matters. Even some deep and kinda less discovered topics like “when engineers also do research and when they should not do research”, “need of higher education like PhD, masters for research”, responsiblities towards education as one evolves were also widely discussed topics among these.

We had our panelists viz. Vasudha from 2015-2019 Batch; Shruti Sharma and Omkar Ajnadkar from 2016-2020 Batch; Pulkit Mishra and Anubhav Patel from 2017-2021 Batch;and Bharat Keswani from 2018-2022 Batch. This session also had 55 attendees who were really interested in it hence it can be called as success.

After this session ended we ramped up to next session we also had one more honourable guest and panelist member for that session ie. Jyotika Yadav from 2017-21 Batch. The talk just merged smoothly into the new session and its topic then.

Session-4(AI Tomorrow)

Here also we had the same group and hence the talk continued into the future of AI(Artificial Intelligence), ethics of AI, many new things people got to know as earlier people just worked on application scope of AI/ML but now they had a whole new perspective and thought about AI.

We got to know that AI  researches are always done keeping in view the AI ethics. Even ill-effects of AI were also discussed with technology as a whole that how it could be largely manipulative socially, economically and politically. Some very dreadful and unethical practices of AI like DeepFakes were also discussed about how it poses threat to many things.
From Auto-driving cars to presence of various bots(maybe harmless or harmful) everything were discussed. A short discussion of metaverse was also made.
Thus, that was all about it in intellectual discussions. Afterwards, for the beginners a kind of wayouts to AI and a starter for it was shared like resources, courses and practices which should be followed to come into the domain of AI and how to remain ethically in it. Thus it was an end to the fruitful session. The event had a consistent attendance of around 55 people and they were quite interested in it and hence this session was also a success.
     

Thus, this was a curtain down to the 2 days long event which was very fruitful and a successful event. The points which we came out with in our minds were, “every scope,domain and features are agathokakological” and  “we should neither be a Panglossian nor a sadist” hence this event widened out thinking spectrum and increased our clarity of vision.
We thank all who made event a successful one by attending it and huge gratitude towards the panelists, hosts and the organising team and everyone involved behind handling logistics and management.
Hope to see more events which are fruitful, involving and inclusive.

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