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Suryadatta Group Institutes and Global IT Commune jointly organized National IT Conference on 27th Feb 2016 at SGI Bavdhan, Pune"

IT Conferance

To focus on emerging trends in Software Engineering and Technology, Suryadatta Group of Institute (SGI) and Global IT Commune (GIC) had jointly organized a National IT Conference recently. On the occasion, Suryadatta has conferred IT Excellence Award 2016 to 19 renowned IT professionals from various IT sectors/ companies for their immense contribution in the field of IT. 
'The annual conference was organized with a main motto to bridge the gap between academia and industry and keep student managers and future IT Professionals to align with the fast changing technical landscape', informed >Prof. Dr. Sanjay B. Chordiya, Chairman, Suryadatta Education Foundation, Pune.>
Present on the occasion were Chief Guest Maninder Singh Bitta, Chairman, All India Anti Terrorism Front along with bigwig of IT Industry Prasad Deore, Director Nasscom; Dr. Shankar Ramamoorthy, Director, Amdocs; Rajneesh Malviya, AVP -Infosys & Centre Head ( Pune DC); Shailendra Jha, vice-president, Cap Gemini; Sanjeeb Kumar Patjoshi, IPS, ADG, & Director Vamnicom; Sunil Avhad, Director, Igate; Anant Varade, Sr. VP & Head, Enterprise Services, Dr. Sharat Airani, Director, Intellinet; Poonam Jain, Manager, Tieto Software Technologies Ltd.
Bitta expressed his concern over how terrorists and people with criminal mindset are using social media to create cyber war as a new mean to spread hatred and discontentment amongst gullible people. Instead of reacting sharply or getting carried away by such content, every person should use their own senses to judge the things. He further said that there is an urgent need to understand the latest technologies to curb the menace. Along with the military people, civilians are equally responsible for overcoming terrorism, he added.
More than 400 students, 50 IT Professionals, 50 Faculty and staff members attended the conference.


Global reform in Landscape of Higher Education says Prof. Susheel Sharma Associate Dean and a Professor of Information Systems (IS) in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University (BSU), United States (USA)

 Prof. Susheel SharmaSuryadatta Group of Institutes recently organized a Faculty Development Program (FDP) for its Teachers at its Bavdhan Campus. A cross section of faculties and teacher drawn from Suryadatta National School, Junior College, Department of Business Management, Travel & Tourism Management and other Departments attended the programme.

Prof. Susheel Sharma Associate Dean and a Professor of information systems (IS) in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University, United States conducted the FDP. Prof Sharma is an alumnus of BITS-Pilani and Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIML). Prof. Sharma has a unique distinction of having earned two doctoral degrees. He has over 10 years of administrative leadership experience and more than 25 years of experience in higher education. A Leadership Fellow in Higher Education at Harvard University’s Management Development Program, he has co-authored/edited/co- edited twelve (12) books and published over 240 manuscripts including over eighty (80) refereed journal articles in some of the best journals in his field. His primary research interests are in information systems security, e-Learning, e-Government, computer-mediated communications, human computer interaction (HCI) and community and social informatics. Prior to joining the faculty at Ball State, he was a visiting research associate professor at the Department of Management Science at the University of Waterloo (Canada). He has taught several graduate and undergraduate courses on a variety of subjects including database management, ERP systems (SAP), electronic commerce, computer and network security, management information systems, systems analysis and design, distributed data processing systems, computer networking, and other information systems related subjects. He has earned recognition for his teaching and research and has been a recipient of the Miller College of Business 'Extra Ordinary Year Award' for three consecutive years (2003, 2004, & 2005), Outstanding Researcher of the Year Award at the university level (2006-2007), Outstanding Researcher of the Year at Miller College of Business (2008) and Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award at the university level (2008-2009). Prof Sharma has served as a consultant and advisor to numerous companies and organizations including World Bank funded projects. He, currently serves as editor-in- chief of The International Journal of E-Adoption. He has been a reviewer and member of the editorial boards for several national and international journals. He  has travelled worldwide and lectured in several business schools around the globe in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and North America. While focusing his talk on theme “Changing Landscape of Higher Education”, he interacted with faculties and shared his vast experience on how learning process takes place in western countries.

Deliberating on what are the expectations from a Professor/Teacher, he mentioned that a Professor/Teacher is expected to contribute in three areas namely Teaching, Research and Service to Students. He emphasized on 3 Cs as indicator for changing landscape of higher education: Connectism, Constructism, and Collaboration. Through connectism, he emphasized on strong bonding of instructors and students as one cohesive unit which learns together to acquire knowledge. Through Constructism, he highlighted how an instructor now has to take the role of facilitator. Through collaboration, he shared his opinion how students and faculties can create learning committees to mutually gain from each other through lot of research. He encouraged the faculties to take up lots of research activities, and share the same with their students. He asked the faculties to be a catalyst for students in terms of igniting the creativity and challenge their limits. Keeping in mind the globally competitive scenario, Suryadatta Group of Institutes is exploring the possible foreign collaborator and in this context, would pursue such collaboration further with Ball State University (BSU, USA).