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Tech@MET - 2011
A Super Hit IT Fest

Since last eight years MET Institute of Computer Science (ICS) has been organising Tech@MET - the mega IT festival for students from various IT colleges. Every year Tech@MET is based on a new theme around its activities, the theme for this year was ‘Innovations in IT’. This festival is the one of its kind that offers something to everyone.  Hundreds of students from across Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane participated this year at the Tech@MET festival. The festival featured event that sharpened everyone’s mind. The event like LAN gaming (Counter Strike), Console gaming (Need for Speed), Advertising, Web Designing, Imaging, IT Quiz, Box Cricket and many more. New innovative IT events like Technocrat – Showing your GD skills, Mehfil-e-IT (Technical Shaayari), Techno Hunt, Sudoku, Console Gaming (WIE motion sensor based game), Animate it, Videography. Each of the events was mapped with the innovative IT theme.

Dr. Sunita Mahajan, Principal – MET Institute of Computer Science, Mr. Suresh Mhatre, Vice President - Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. and Mr. Vijay Gangal, Vice President – Capgemini India Pvt. Ltd. lighted the inaugural lamp to mark the beginning of this mega festival.

Mr. Suresh Mhatre, VP – TCS, addressed on ‘Innovative IT’, he explained about four latest trends - Cloud Computing, Mobile Phones & Media Tablets, Social Networking and Business Analytics. He said, “Cloud Computing is based on the concept of human behavior, it is based on virtualization of hardware and bandwidth. Cloud computing uses Internet technology to move computers and information away from desktops and into remote data centres”.  He added, “Today mobile innovations are replacing ‘e’ (e-commerce, e-billing, e-payment) by ‘m’ e.g. m-finance, m-billing). All these innovation provide excellent job opportunities to youngsters”.

Mr. Vijay Gangal, VP - Capgemini India Pvt. Ltd., spoke on ‘Dynamic IT Scenario’ about the disruptive approach of innovations in IT. He explained cloud computing categories- infrastructure as service, platform as service and software as service. He also pointed the key questions such as how do you price infrastructure? How do you price a service/software? He also clarified on new challenges that surfacing up like of data privacy, right pricing etc. He further added, “With social networking we are providing information to the world but this may create trouble in future.  Safety and security is an important issue in the techno savvy world”. He systematically emphasized on how to harness the technology?

“Tech@MET- 2011 allowed young minds to test their technical prowess with fun and games in competitive spirit. This festival was very beneficial for the students as there was lot to learn. It certainly updated the students on changing trends in computer science and provided a platform for them to gain practical insights” says Trustee – MET League of Colleges.
MET students also have a policy of participating purely as organizers. After the exciting combat of wits and skills the  running trophy was won by Hiray College this year. From serious thinkers to fun loving gamers everyone enjoyed the fest to the fullest.

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