RIT Shiroda holds webinars for students and staff



RIT organised a series of webinars where prominent resources persons, professionals and alumni interacted with students. The webinars were well attended by students and faculty members, thereby giving the students a clear understanding of the current scenario of the companies due to the impact of the ongoing pandemic and providing ways and means to adapt in a rapidly changing world with a continuous focus on professional development, in acquiring new technical skills as well as soft skills which are necessary for successful career development.

Students’ organisations namely, CLICK- Computer Engineering Department student’s organization, ETSA- Electronic and Telecommunication department student association and ELITE- Information Technology student’s organisation facilitated in organising
the webinars.

The first webinar was organised for pre-final year students on ‘Roadmap for Placements’. Resource persons were campus lead – TCS, Mumbai, Shakti Nandan and talent acquisition specialist – TCS, Mumbai, Mrinalini Peruvaludhi. Both stressed on online certification courses that will boost technical skills and help students get placed in reputed multinational companies.

The second webinar was on Career Opportunity After Engineering by alumni and project manager, Code Brew Labs, Dubai, UAE, Sidharth Naik Gaonkar and AI and cognitive solutions architect, Malomatia, Doha, Qatar, Atlee Fernandes. Students learned about the company expectations and how students can prepare for higher studies and career opportunities after engineering.

The third webinar was delivered by alumnus and former faculty, Mark D’Souza on Agile in Project Management. D’souza provided insights on agile methodology as a powerful tool for project management, which does not only provide benefits to the development team, but also provides a number of important business benefits to
the client.

Skill set for future was conducted by alumnus, Siddharth Bidikar enlightened students about the stepwise plan they should follow for employability in the near future. He stressed upon the Key Skills One Should Develop during College Days and also touched on the topic of best programming languages to learn
in 2020.

The fifth webinar was very well conducted alumnus Gourav Shenoy who is a software development engineer at AMAZON (AWS), Seattle. He provided valuable insights on how competitive programming helps a student develop positive team spirit, to work in stressful situations, to manage time efficiently, to meet deadlines, to minimize errors and to solve complicated work related problems.

Design is innovation and Storytelling was the theme of sixth webinar organised on ‘UI/UX Designing’ with resource person Roycy Fernandes (UI/UX designer, Sky New Zealand, Auckland).

Garima Damani, Site Reliability Engineer, Atlassian, was resource person for the seventh webinar session. She addressed students on ‘Exploring the world of SRE/DevOps’. She explained how various companies like Ola, Zomato, Swiggy, and many others keep their production up and running all the time while releasing new features every day.

A webinar was also organised for the ebtire student community on ‘Cybersecurity in Digital World’ with resource speaker Salil Mittal, Cybersecurity, Jio Platforms Limited. He briefed students on the need for cyber security and different attacks or virus stuxnet that almost started World War 3.