and Information Society Day observed at RIST
To raise awareness of societal
changes brought about by the internet and new technologies
and to help reduce the digital divide, the department of
Computer Science & Engineering and Electronics Communication
& Engineering of Regional Institute of Science & Technology
(RIST) has celebrated the “World Telecommunication &
Information Society Day – 2017” at its Techno city Campus on
17th May 2017.
More than 300 Schools & College Students including a large
number of students from various engineering and polytechnic
institutes of the region have participated in the program.
To mark the day, two workshops one on “Introduction to
Electronics & Communication” and the other on ‘Data
Arrangement’ were organised. In addition, a Gaming
Competition for School students, Display of Activity
Gallery, Circuit Design Competition and Science Model
Competition, has also been organized to make the day
fruitful for the participants.
A live interactive session was also held on the theme “Big
Data for Big Impact” for WTISD – 2017. The basic idea was to
focus on the power of Big Data for over all development and
to explore how to turn imperfect, complex, often
unstructured data in to actionable information thereby
triggering societal progress.
The event was graced by host of eminent personalities which
include Mr. Prabir Mohan Dastidar Retd. IGP (Wireless
Communication Assam), Syed Mubidul Hussain, Zonal Business
Head (Aircel Assam), Mr. Ranjit Barua (NW Head Aircel
Assam), Dr. P.G. Rao, Vice Chancellor, USTM, Shri N. I.
Laskar, PR Consultant, Prof. U.K Sarma, Executive Director,
RIST and Dr P C Mahanta, Director, RIST . The dignitaries
had taken part in various important sessions of the day and
enlightened the young and budding student participants
coming from a large number of educational institutes.