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Top L-R: Richard Joseph, Sunantha Krishnan, Mahalakshmi Sridhar,
Vrushali Mudhliyar, Anagha Shashtri,Trupti Ghosalkar,
Janhavi Baikerikar, Tayyabali Sayyad.
Bottom L-R: Shiv Negi,Nilesh Ghavate,Dr. N.G.Joag,Satishkumar Chavan,Diana Sequeira.
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EDITORIAL: Newsletter Reborn!!
Warm greetings to all our lovely readers.
The magnitude of pride we feel to present the Information Technology Department’s Newsletter
called Tech IT v2.0, cannot be expressed merely in words. This version of the newsletter by far
shows what IT students of Don Bosco Institute of Technology are really made of! It showcases
the technical knowledge of the students along with the various extraordinary achievements
during the academic year.
As students of IT, apart from syllabus related content, we must also be technically sound.
Keeping this point in mind, we have tried our level best to include articles on varied topics in
the field of Information Technology, which would appeal to people of age 12 and above!
We are proud to present to you, the “First Ever Online Version” (visit http://www.dbit.in) of
Our sincere thanks to the faculty who were very helpful. The support we received from Mr.
Tayyabali Sayyad and Mr. Nilesh Ghavate is worth a mention. We are humbled by the support
we got from Ms. Janhavi Baikerikar, Teacher In-charge and Mr. Satishkumar Chavan, H.O.D
(Information Technology), who constantly gave us their feedback and that helped us make
As it is famously said “It is only human to make mistakes!”, we are no exception to this
With a request for suggestions and inputs for the improved of this newsletter, we pen our
thoughts. Hope this version benefits your intellect and hope you like it. We promise you better
releases here after.
Sujit Ajitkumar (T.E IT) & Denzil Sequeira (T.E IT)
The Editorial Team.
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Message from The Director’s Desk,
Message from the HOD,
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My dear staff and Students of IT department,
A very happy feast of Don Bosco to you all. May he guide and protect you.
God bless you all.
Fr. Adolph Furtado sdb
Fr. Adolph Furtado sdb
Congratulations for yet another edition of the department newsletter.
The content of your letter is interesting. You have taken lot of trouble over
this edition of the letter. We are proud of you. Keep up the good work.
For every day, in every way, you are striving to educate yourself, and
empower your peers. As you grow up, we wish that you adopt a sense of
curiosity and get adept in a role of responsibility. We wait to see you go out
into the world with merit, zeal, and creativity. And, we hope that passion
outdoes performance, and that originality outweighs outcome - in all areas
of your lives.
I take a great pleasure to launch second version of our Departmental New Letter for odd semester 2011-12. It has very
good blend of web and print version. The most popular and developing technologies along with departmental activities
are emphasized in this version.
Our aim is to have a class of IT professionals at Don Bosco Institute of Technology with practical knowledge of
current trends and practices followed in the IT industries. Our students also work for socially disadvantaged people by
integrating technology into social activities. We have with us the best Teaching Staff who acquire knowledge of the
recent affairs in Technology and impart it to our students. Department of Information Technology was started in 2001
and has made a great progress steadily keeping pace with the fast development in IT industries in the decade time.
Faculty members are providing required mentoring and guidance to nurture the overall development of our students and
tap right potential of the individual.
The student chapter Computer Society of India (CSI) is most active student group in the institute. The CSI chapter
organizes seminars, workshops, coding competition etc. in trends of training juniors by seniors. They are working on
various projects. Also, our third year students along with faculty are working on different projects in collaboration with
Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. They are using Open Source Software for their projects.
Now in today’s world, Information Technology is under pressure of economic
crisis all over the globe. But still, the skilled, knowledgeable and bright
professionals are most preferred human resource in the industries. We at
Department of Information Technology are cultivating the best IT engineers
who have social outreach.
Mr. Satishkumar Chavan
H.O.D (Information Technology)
From the Principal,
Dr. N.G. Joag,
Four apples have changed the world. The one started
from the kindergarten, the one offered to Adam, the
one that fell on Newton and one of the Steve Jobs.
Jobs built a company where leaps of the imagination
were combined with engineering. He was a creative
entrepreneur and had passion for perfection. He revolutionized
six industries: personal computers, animated
movies, music, phones, tablet computing and digital
publishing. Jobs stands as the ultimate iCon of inventiveness
and applied imagination. Under his able guidance
Apple introduced such revolutionary products as the
Macbook Air, iMac, iPod, iTunes, iPad and iPhone, all of
which have dictated the evolution of modern technology.
His Genius is enviable. He’s the one who succeeded
at a young age, paid a price for his arrogance and then
came back a lot smarter and more capable than before.
Steve Jobs had a riveting story of the roller-coaster life.
Jobs had spectacular successes and humiliating failures.
One of those attributes was the ability to discard old
thinking when it no longer worked, which was much
harder than it might seem- especially if that thinking
helped make one fabulously successful in the past. He
accepted the failure, learnt from it, instead of blaming
other people or making excuses for what went wrong.
Characteristics such as those are the building blocks of
resilience, which allowed him to overcome setbacks,
became smarter and reached new level of success.
We all have up and down time in our life. However,
good leaders can take the knocks and bounce back for
more. Most important is to have the courage to follow
your heart and intuition. But don’t lose faith. The only
thing that keeps you going is to love what you do.
Steve Jobs is one of the best examples of keeping a good
faith and turning around to show the world how successful
he is. Although Steve Jobs is not with us, his hard work,
innovativeness will always inspire us for years to come.
We use to tell students: there are no jobs, however there
is only career. However Steve has proved it to be wrong.
Jobs has made it a Career.
Message from the Teacher In-charge,
Greetings to everyone.
It gives me a lot of pleasure to introduce to you the second
IT department newsletter ‘TechIT’ v2.0 .
This newsletter is special in the sense that it is the first
e-newsletter that we are publishing. It contains articles
about the latest technologies in the field of Information
I want to mention my student team consisting of Denzil
Sequeira and Sujit Ajitkumar ( TE IT) who took a lot
of efforts to make this version colourful. I hope that you
will enjoy this issue. I also welcome contribution and
suggestion from you.
The Tech IT v2.0 team that
made it possible:
Sujit Ajitkumar & Denzil
Sequeira (T.E IT)
and Janhavi Baikerikar
Cover page assistance:
Tany Joseph & Anshul
Prasad (S.E IT)
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Five (serious) symptoms of Facebook
-Denzil Sequeira(T.E. IT)
Summary: Facebook, in retrospect, can be addictive — not in the “society is addicted to Facebook” but in a very
serious way. Here are five symptoms to look out for.
Hi, I’m a DBIT student, and I’m a Facebook addict.
Addiction is partly in the mind, and we can all be gripped by something that throttles everything else in our life. From
social media to hardcore broadband connections; even knitting. Well, maybe not knitting as the core Generation Y
activity of choice, but you can see where I’m going with this.
My relationship with Facebook is on a rocky edge at the moment. Though I accept I spend a great amount of time on the
mobile application and site as so many of us do, I have taken a break for my own sense of sanity.
While I argue that Facebook has become so intrinsic to our social relationships, we have yet to develop the filtering skills
to take away the emotionless, draining energies from the site that we do not get in real life. Facing social exclusion, the
need to detach myself from the overly sensitive minutiae that comes with over-use, it’s important to highlight the genuine
symptoms of Facebook addiction.
1. You become paranoid: “Why hasn’t this person messaged me back?”
A common symptom, it seems, paranoia can grip anyone from a small amount to a dangerous level.
The problem is that Facebook only tells you a little amount, rather than everything. Idle times are displayed with a sleep
icon, but Facebook mobile users are always ‘online’, but may not have their phone with them. Though Facebook has
chat presence, it does not guarantee that the person will respond, let alone see the message in the first place.
Also, what is the maximum time to respond to someone? Sites like Facebook do not take into account individual patterns
of usage, and all but expects others to be online all the time too.
For those waiting for a response, the temptation is to call or to text, or to follow up with another Wall post or message.
“Why haven’t they responded?”; logical processes go out the window and paranoia sets in, questioning why they haven’t
replied. Who hasn’t been there?
2. You spend more than an hour or five on the site.
Excessive use of anything is all-relative. I, personally, have a massive oxygen addiction. I love to breathe, and have no
plans to kick the habit just yet.
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But spending more than an hour or two on Facebook per day is probably too
much, for an ordinary ‘consumer’ user. Granted, many use Facebook for work
or in some corporate setting, but most should not spend more than an hour on
the social network.
Running through the day, we spend about half an hour in the bathroom per day,
excluding showering and whatnot. We take an hour for lunch. We often spend
an hour or so travelling to and from work or campus. Relatively speaking, if
you are spending more time on Facebook than you do “on the john” — or using
Facebook whilst you are on the toilet — please seek help.
3. A confusion of the divergence of real life and Facebook
There have been times — no doubt you will have to — where you have seen
something posted on Facebook as a status update, and later on it has been
rekindled as an actual memory.
It’s not uncommon, as often statuses are updated of what people are doing,
thinking or going to do. But to actively forget when something has not happened
in person but ‘remembered’ through a passing update, is somewhat worrying.
It’s indicative that you’ve spent a great deal of time on the site too, which again
goes as a strike against the addiction from the second point.
4. Excessive friend building and Wall posts
Sometimes people find that Facebook is an ego-related thing, and the need
to build up an online ‘portfolio’ is a social need, in order to fully represent
whom they want to be in real life.
To add a constant stream of statuses and photos, videos and application
updates may be one way of filling up time — time that could be better spent
It can be an addiction in itself; the need to constantly update people on what
you are doing, where and why you are doing it; something that could be
construed as ’showing off’ or boasting.
5. Depression sets in during downtime, and other withdrawal symptoms
Often, addictions are formed around a lacking something. It would not
be amiss to suggest that those who spend a lot of time on Facebook do so
because of a lack of other engagements.
When that void is not filled but the addictive matter is taken away, withdrawal
symptoms set in — such as anger, anxiety, depression and other similar feelings.
It’s not quite as though you have been deprived from coffee all day, but does
share some similarities.
When depression or other hidden, mind-orientated symptoms set in, such as
frustration or as though you are missing out on something, then this again
should be a cause for concern. Breaking up with an addiction is incredibly hard
to do, but to do it in stages makes the arduous task easier.
Couple asks Facebook
users to pick child’s
The couple wasn’t interested in the
conventional methods of picking a name.
everyone on the social network (a
potential 800 million votes) can participate.
Rather than ask for suggestions, they’ve
narrowed down the list to four names they’re
particularly fond of: McKenna,Madelyn,
Voting will end as soon as the baby is born,
and if there’s a tie, they’ll just flip a coin.
You can vote on the poll on the following
Facebook Page, which even has an
ultrasound scan of the baby: Name My
Child; you’ll have to give the app access to
your Facebook account first.
The Meskes had no trouble
naming their firstborn, now 4-year-old
“My in-laws think it’s funny. They know
my personality,” Dave told the Daily
Herald. “My parents think I’m crazy;
they tell me, ‘You’re such a goofball.’”
This is not the first time Facebook has
been involved in naming a baby. Back in
February, an Egyptian father named his
firstborn daughter “Facebook” to show
his appreciation for the social network.
In May, an Israeli couple named their
daughter “Like”, after the Facebook
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to kill Facebook,
Summary: UmeNow is the new social network on the
block. It has one goal: to kill Facebook.
UmeNow is a brand new social network that isn’t satisfied
just competing with the likes of Facebook and Google+. In
fact, UmeNow has declared it will destroy Facebook’s lead
in the social networking market and has dismissed Google+
as a competitor in the first place. The new service is calling
itself “the first and only ad-free social communication
service in the world that is totally focused on privacy.”
UmeNow was founded by a former single mom who has
been very vocal about online privacy. She has been even
more outspoken against Facebook: “We will kill off the
Facebook data eating monster,” Castillo-Bach said in a
statement. To make her point, she’s calling UmeNow’s
marketing campaign “Facebook is Trash, National Privacy
UmeNow has a $6.00 monthly subscription fee (you can
sign up for a one-month free trial), which gives you the
• No ads.
• No tracking and No data mining.
• No selling of personal information.
• All third party apps banned.
• Anonymous posting allowed.
• Protection from privacy violations by “free” sites.
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“Our service is all about privacy. Facebook is a
professional data collector. Google is the mothership of
all data collectors. It has nothing on us. They’re not even
in our league. Let’s not forget, Google chief Eric Schmidt
told the world straight up that Google+ is not even a social
network. It’s an ‘identity verification’ service. Anyone
still think these giants really care about privacy? We’ve
designed the perfect anti-Facebook service. We give you
everything they won’t while still making it easy and simple
to connect with friends. Because we have no ads, we could
care less about your private information or collecting data
on you. Our only focus is to give you the power to connect
and share without risk. Our belief is that most people crave
privacy and resent Facebook for limiting their access to
it,” Castillo-Bach said in a statement.
Facebook and Google have definitely had their fair share
of privacy issues, and competitors are always a good thing.
That being said,its just not sure UmeNow is taking the
right approach here: attacking a competitor right from the
get-go isn’t the best approach.
If you want to keep up with UmeNow, you can follow
the company on Twitter. I wonder why they don’t have
equivalent accounts on Facebook and Google+ ?
555 Blue,its first
The Vodafone 555 Blue, a Facebook phone, has
arrived in India with a Rs 4,590 ($100) price tag.
Vodafone launched the Vodafone 555 Blue in India for Rs
4,590 ($100). The telecommunications company calls it
the “world’s first prepay phone with Facebook built-in.”
The device, which was developed in collaboration with
Facebook and will be simply sold as the Vodafone Blue in
India, was expected to arrive in the country last month but
was delayed for unknown reasons.
The Vodafone Blue is a locked prepaid phone aimed at
emerging markets. It is not 3G-enabled but this is arguably
okay for India since EDGE has a much wider coverage
area in the country.
The phone features a dedicated Facebook button (similar
to HTC’s offerings), which lets you upload pictures, visit
profiles, and update your status with a single push. The
device also automatically checks the social network for
new notifications every 20 minutes, although this time
period can be changed. Vodafone Blue will give users one
year of unlimited access to Facebook for free from the date
of its purchase in India.
Vodafone lists the following features for the 555 Blue:
• Ready to go, straight out of the box: Facebook is built
into the handset’s core – it’s running the moment you
turn on the mobile phone.
• Truly integrated messaging: Facebook messages
appear in the handset’s inbox alongside texts and
• Simple photo-sharing: photos taken using the Vodafone
555 Blue’s 2 megapixel camera can be shared with
friends with a single click.
• Easy to stay in contact: friends’ Facebook profiles
are automatically synchronized in the Vodafone 555
Blue’s address book.
• Always available: the Vodafone 555 Blue updates
regularly in the background, flagging new items on the
homescreen and quickly loading them when opened.
• One-click control: the customizable Facebook ‘F’
button can be assigned to a number of tasks, including
instantly posting a status update with photos from the
gallery or with links from the browser.
• Attractive form-factor: touch navigation, 2.4″
landscape display, and QWERTY keypad are ideal for
typing chat, e-mail, and status updates.
• Music on the Go: fully integrated FM Radio and music
player with 3.5mm jack
“Facebook wants to make every phone social and Vodafone
has taken the integration of Facebook to the next level with
the Vodafone Blue,” Henri Moissinac, Head of Mobile
Business at Facebook, said in a statement. “We are really
happy that Vodafone has brought the phone to India and
enabling people to experience Facebook free of charge
from the mobile device for a year.”
“The mobile internet plays a central role in the daily lives
of millions of Vodafone customers, many of whom are
avid Facebook users,” Patrick Chomet, Vodafone’s Group
Terminals Director, said in a statement. “Vodafone Blue is
the answer to our youth’s mobile social networking needs.
The phone has been designed to let everyone experience
the fun of connecting with friends on the go, at a pocket
friendly price. With our unique, fully integrated Facebook
customization, the Vodafone Blue offers a compelling,
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How do you feel when your internet connection goes
-Shivani Vaidya(T.E. IT)
Summary: You fire up your computer,
click on your favorite browser icon
(let’s not argue over which one!),
you type in the URL of your favorite
website ( … www.google.com …)
and then … nothing …
You fire up your computer, click on
your favorite browser icon (let’s not
argue over which one!), you type in
the URL of your favorite website
(www.google.com …) and then …
How do you feel when your internet
connection goes down?
According to research carried out by
Intersperience, chances are that you’re
going to feel ‘upset’ and ‘lonely’ and
if that connection was down for 24
hours, you’d feel like you were in a
The survey looked at more than
1,000 individuals between the ages
of 18 to over 65s. These people were
questioned about their ‘digital lives’
including their attitudes and use of
the internet, smartphones and other
Here are the highlights:
• 53% of Brits feel ‘upset’
when deprived of internet
• 40% of people surveyed
feel ‘lonely’ when not able
to go online
• Challenge of 24 hours
without digital devices
described as ‘nightmare’
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For some it seems, a day’s fast from
technology is a major hardship, akin to giving
up an addiction:
The project also involved qualitative
research, including challenging participants
to get through one full day without using
technology. Giving up technology was
considered by some to be as hard as quitting
smoking or drinking, while one survey
participant described it as “like having my
hand chopped off” and another called it
“My biggest nightmare.”
A significant number of people ‘cheated’
by switching on the television or radio as
they did not regard them as ‘technology.’
Others agreed to the challenge but turned
their mobile phones to silent, regarding
being completely disconnected even for
one day as “inconceivable“
Ever imagined a day
Well, frankly, I haven’t and
I never wish to!
Rcom’s 3G MIMO...
Rcom improved their 3g
service with mimo technology.
Currently reliance is only
operator in india who provides
3g speed upto 28mbps.Reliance
communications paid 5864.29
Crores for spectrum in 13
Q: What is MIMO technology?
Ans:MIMO, has the state
of the art of Intelligent
antenna (IA), improves
the performance of radio
systems by embedding
electronics intelligence into
the spatial processing unit.
Spatial processing includes
spatial precoding at the
transmitter postcoding at
the receiver. Intelligent
antenna is technology which
represents smart antenna,
multiple antenna (MIMO),
antenna, cooperative virtual
- Sujit Ajitkumar(T.E. IT)
Summary: I want Android to succeed and grow, but
the way things are going, I’m beginning to doubt
that it will thrive in the long run.
I use Android every day. I like it a lot. But, I also have
concerns about how it’s being developed and being
presented to customers.
Before jumping into why I think Android faces trouble
in the long run, let me mention one problem I don’t see
as standing in Android’s way: The Oracle lawsuits. Yes,
Oracle claims that Google owes them billions in damages
for using unlicensed Java technology in Android’s core
Dalvik virtual machine.
I follow patent lawsuits and here’s what going to happen
with this one. It will take years and millions of dollars in
legal fees, but eventually Google will either beat Oracle’s
claims or pay them hefty licensing fees. So, yes, one way
or the other Google, and to a lesser extent Oracle, will
spend hundreds of millions on this matter before it’s done.
But, so what?
The mobile technology space is filled with patent and
licensing lawsuits. When I checked on these lawsuits in
mid-October there were dozens of them. Since then, Apple
has sued Samsung; Dobly has sued RIM; and Lodsys, a
patent troll, vs. Apple and all its iOS developers, By the
time u finish reading this article someone will probably
have sued someone else!
The end-result of all this, besides lining the pockets of
lawyers, is that we’re all going to have pay more for our
tablets and smartphones. It doesn’t matter who wins or
who loses. Thanks to the U.S’s fouled up patent system,
everyone who’s a customer, everyone who’s a developer,
and everyone’s who in business to make something useful
is the loser.
That said, here’s where Android is getting it wrong.
1. Too many developer versions
When Google first forked Android into two versions–The
2.x branch for smartphones and the 3.x for tablets–I didn’t
like the idea. I like it even less now.
According to the Android Developers site, there are eight
versions of Android with market presence. If we ignore the
out-dated Android 1.5 and 1.6, that still leaves us with six
shipping versions that a developer needs to keep in mind
when he or she is creating or updating a program. In the
case of the 2.x and 3.x lines that’s a lot of work. Oh, and yes
there are now two versions of 3.x: 3.0 and 3.1 .
Currently used versions of Android.
Who can keep up with this? I couldn’t. But, wait there’s
2. Too many OEM versions
You’d think that Android 2.2 on a Droid II would be the
same on the Samsung Galaxy Pro. You’d think wrong.
Every original equipment manufacturer (OEM) insists
on tweaking the software and adding their own particular
programs to each phone. Sometimes, the same hardware
doesn’t even work with Android on the exact same model.
It is found that the useless microSD slot in the Motorola
XOOM, even after its Android 3.1 update, still doesn’t
work. Or, to be exact, it won’t work in the U.S. In Europe,
XOOM users will get a fix that will let them use microSD
Here’s a history lesson for Google and the rest of the movers
and shakers of Android. I’ve seen a “common” operating
system used in this way before during a technology boom.
Once, it was with the pre-PC microcomputers. They all ran
CP/M-80, but every vendor had their own little tricks they
added to make their computers “better.” Then along came
PC-DOS, soon to be followed by MS-DOS, and all those
companies-KayPro, Osborne, and IMSAI-became answers
in computer trivia games.
How did Microsoft make its first step to becoming the
Evil Empire? By delivering the same blasted operating
system on every PC. If users can’t count on using the same
programs and the same hardware accessories, like microSD
cards, on Android, they’re not going to stick with Android
devices. If things don’t get better with Android, who knows,
maybe Windows 8 will have a shot on tablets after all!
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3. Still not open enough
Google, for reasons that still elude me, decided not to
open-source Android 3.x’s source code. This is so dumb!
I’m not talking about playing fast and loose with opensource
licenses or ethics-so Google really stuck its foot
into a mess with this move. No, I’m saying this is dumb
because the whole practical point of open source make
development easier by sharing the code. Honeycomb’s
development depends now on a small number of Google
and big OEM developers. Of them, the OEM staffers will
be spending their time making Honeycomb, Android 3.0,
work better with their specific hardware or carrier. That
doesn’t help anyone else.
4. Security Holes
This one really ticks me off. There is no reason for Android
to be insecure. In fact, in some ways it’s Not insecure. So
why do you keep reading about Android malware?
Here’s how it works. Or, rather, how it doesn’t work.
Android itself, based on Linux, is relatively secure. But,
if you voluntary, albeit unknowingly, install malware from
the Android Market, your Android tablet or smartphone
can’t stop you. Google must start checking “official”
Android apps for malware.
Google has made some improvements to how it handles
Android malware. It’s not enough.
So until things get better, if you’re going to download
Android programs by unknown developers, get an Android
anti-virus program like Lookout. Heck, get it anyway; it’s
only a matter of time until someone finds a way to add
malware to brand-name programs.
Seriously. What’s with Android tablet pricing? Apple
owns the high-end of tablets. If someone has the money,
they’re going to get an iPad 2. Deal with it. Apple’s the
luxury brand. Android’s hope is to be the affordable brand.
So long as OEMs price Android’s tablets at $500 and up,
they’re not going to move. People will buy a good $250
Android tablet, which is one reason why the Nook is
selling well. They’re not buying $500 Android tablets.
Here’s what I see happening. Android will still prosper…
right up to the point where some other company comes
out with an affordable platform and a broad selection of
compatible software and hardware.
Maybe that will be webOS, if HP drops the price on its
TouchPads. Maybe it will be MeeGo. Heck, it could even
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be Windows 8. What it won’t be though in the long run,
unless Android gets its act together, will be Android.
Android on the HP TouchPad gets a
Summary: Two groups are porting Android to the HP
TouchPad, and both report they are getting close to a
As soon as the HP TouchPad was placed on sale for $99,
Android homebrew developers started picking them up
with the intention of porting Android to the tablet. Two
different camps emerged working separately on a port,
and as is typical in work of this nature progress has been
slow so far. One of the primary objectives of both groups
was to get the touchscreen working properly, as a tablet
without touch is basically useless. Both groups have now
demonstrated TouchPads with functioning touchscreens.
One group working on an Android port is
the Touchdroid group. This group was formed specifically
for working this project, and only now did they claim to
have solved the nasty touchscreen driver problem. The
other group is very well known in the Android world,
as CyanogenMod is the most popular homebrew group
working with Android phones. The CM7 port to the
TouchPad now has the touchscreen working too, and in a
video demonstration claims the Touchdroid group reverse
engineered the CM7 driver for the project.
The CM7 port is of greater interest considering the quality
work this group has consistently done with Android
phones and tablets. No doubt they will turn out a good
implementation of Android Gingerbread for the TouchPad
that is stable and fully functional. Also they are making
the TouchPad port a dual-boot solution, meaning users
can boot either native webOS or Android as desired. This
eliminates the need to wipe webOS off the TouchPad as is
required by the Touchdroid project.
Its going to be interesting to see the CM7 port in action,
but frankly as the owner of both Android tablets and the
TouchPad anyone would find webOS to be a better tablet
operating environment. It may be fun to play around with
Android on the TouchPad, but no one can foresee any
function on a tablet that is not better served by webOS.
10 reasons NOT to buy an Android and why I’m
waiting for the iPhone 5
-Sujit Ajitkumar(T.E. IT)
Summary: Unfortunately, the few boons of Androidum don’t make up for the disadvantages. Here’s why I’m not going
to buy an Android and I’m waiting for the iPhone 5.
Breaking news: Thank you,Steve.For all you’ve done,for all of us.
As most of you know, I dislike the iPhone and its Playskool interface. I find it, and Apple’s policies, to be a constant
source of annoyance. And yet, even as I know there’s almost a 100% probability that the iPhone 5 is going to annoy me,
I’m going to buy another crappy iPhone and NOT buy an Android phone.
So here’s the thing. I have an iPhone 3G. Not even a 3GS, not an iPhone 4. It’s a plain old iPhone 3G that I’ve had for
It sucks. It’s slow. It won’t update properly. Half the apps I’d like to run on it won’t run on such an ancient device (only
in the tech world is a three-year old device ancient). I desperately need a new phone.
Well, technically, that’s not true. I don’t actually use the iPhone as a phone. I almost never make actual voice calls (does
anyone, these days)? Instead, I use it for email, for network testing, for an occasional text to my mom, and for reading
I use the email app a lot and I’d use some other apps (particularly some IT-related tools), but most don’t run on the old
iOS version that my phone will actually work with. Yes, I know, I could upgrade to a later iOS version, but we all know
that the iPhone 3G runs like even more of a dog than it is with iOS 4.
So, I need a new phone. And I’ve decided to wait for the iPhone 5. You might think I could easily get rid of the iPhone
3G pain now by buying one of the many Android devices, but I’m not going to. You might also think that since I really
dislike the iPhone, I might be a perfect candidate for the Android.
You might think that, but you’d be wrong. Unfortunately, besides the iPhone and the Android army, there really aren’t
any other viable smartphone choices.
As much as I dislike the iPhone, I don’t wish to put up with the hassle of Android even more. I’m insanely busy these
days, and the last thing I need is a phone that needs as much attention as a puppy.
Here then, are ten reasons I’m waiting for the iPhone 5 and NOT buying an Android phone.
Reason 1: Malware present in applications
Although I’ve long complained about Apple’s capricious approval process in the iPhone App Store, at least they haven’t
had a rampant malware problem. One security firm has estimated (PDF) that somewhere between 500,000 and a million
Android users have been hit by malware — and that’s just this year.
When you have that many users affected, it’s not a minor problem. It’s also something I don’t want to be my problem,
so I’ll just stay away. I have enough trouble with Windows, thank you very much.
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Reason 2: New and exciting security holes
Now, admittedly, the whole authorization-token-inthe-clear
security issue was nothing major and Google
patched it quickly. But, on top of the whole malware
problem, this sort of security issue is troubling.
Old Ben Franklin famously said, “Any people that would
give up liberty for a little temporary safety deserves
neither liberty nor safety.” I do agree with him, except
that when it comes to the phone in my pocket, I guess I’m
willing to give up a little hackety freedom in return for a
safer, less infested phone.
Reason 3: Complete lack of version number logic
Between the folks at Mozilla, who are trying to hide
Firefox versions in an effort to make us all insane, and the
folks at Google, who name and number Android versions
all willy-nilly, I’m getting slightly annoyed.
Is the current version Froyo or Gingerbread or
Honeycomb? Do I want an Ice Cream Sandwich or a
Cupcake or a Donut? Is it possible to run a low-cal version
of Android? What if I’m cutting carbs and mostly doing
protein? Then what?
Seriously, Gingerbread is version 2.3 of Android, but
Honeycomb is version 3.0, 3.1, and 3.2. Seriously? And
if I’m buying an Android phone, I’m going to need to
buy one running version 2.3, even though Android 3.1 is
current, but only for tablets. Seriously?
Okay, and some phones only run Froyo and others only
run Gingerbread, and you can’t upgrade from one to the
other without a hack. Seriously?
I know Android is gaining market share because of the
wide diversity of offerings, but there’s got to be some
compromise between the der fuhrer approach of Steve
Jobs’ Apple and the herding cats approach of Android.
Oh, yeah, that was webOS. Sigh.
Reason 4: Very different user experience on different
Love it or hate it, when you pick up an iPhone, it feels like
an iPhone. It feels and works like a phone designed for
use by a five year old, but at least it’s a consistent feeling.
This is not the case with Android phones.
Phones from different manufacturers are wildly different,
with different home screens, UIs, and feature sets. It’s so
that you could buy two Android phones, put them sideby-side,
and unless you knew they were both Androids,
you’d think they were completely different devices.
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I don’t want a phone that’s got a funky user experience.
I want one that I’m used to and can describe to someone
else, and they have the same experience. I want to be able
to tell someone what I’m doing with my phone and have
them know exactly how that’d work for them.
With Android, you can’t have that happen, even with
phones from the same maker.
Reason 5: Probably can’t upgrade without
jailbreaking, rooting, modding, whatevah
The history of Android phone upgrades is not a good
one. Most manufacturers essentially design a model for
a given OS, and if there’s an upgrade, your phone might
not be able to run it.
The next version of the Android OS is the quixotically
named Ice Cream Sandwich. If I were to buy an Android
phone now, it’s highly unlikely I’d be able to upgrade it
to ICS without a jailbreak.
And, like I said before, I don’t really have time to hack
Reason 6: App incompatibility
Okay, this is a huge, huge deal-breaker. Apps built for
one handset often don’t work on another. It’s almost
impossible to be sure that you can run a given application
without trying. And when you look at the apps, the poor
developers are often saddled with building a compatibility
matrix for every phone model.
This lack of consistency is not good. Even Windows has
better application compatibility across machines and you
never know what’ll be inside your friendly neighborhood
Reason 7: Too much tweaking required
While it annoys me to no end that I can’t make minor
tweaks and add utilities to my iPhone, the necessity of
tweaking most Android phones to make them usable
is unacceptable. First, I just don’t want to spend the
time adjusting everything, adding programs, removing
programs, and otherwise tuning, just so I can overcome
the software design decisions of hardware engineers at
the handset makers. Or, worse, so I can overcome the
marketing deals put together by product managers at the
Then, there’s the temptation. I’m a tech-geek, so the
temptation might be to spend hours or days futzing with
the phone interface. This is not something I should be
spending much time on.
Even though self-control is an issue, an even bigger one
is the simple crapware nature of the delivered software on
most Android phone handsets.
Reason 8: Poor tablet compatibility
Once again, compatibility is an issue. Many iPhone
applications (actually nearly all of them) will run on the
iPad. They may not be iPad-optimized, but they’ll run.
Not so much with Android. Even the SDKs between the
two classes of device are different. Developers are coding
2.x software for phones and 3.x software for tablets.
They might as well have completely different names for all
the native compatibility they have.
Reason 9: Little ongoing manufacturer support
The problem with Android tablets - Manufacturers see
them as disposable.
Reason 10: Google
Let me be clear in how much I like and respect most of
the people at Google. The individuals there are very cool.
But the company sometimes seems like part Borg and part
Borgia. If you need personal help, the company is virtually
To be fair, the company has softened up a bit, but when
you rely completely on Google, you never know if baaaad
things are going to happen.
This is also an issue with other Google services. I described
my frustration a few weeks ago, when I tried setting up a
YouTube account and discovered once again that there’s
no account maintenance functionality throughout the
On the other hand, there are some advantages
I know that when I go with the iPhone 5, I’ll be giving
up some freedom and some self-respect. I’ll be selling my
soul for the promise of the safety and warmth of the Apple
mothership. This disturbs me to a level you probably can’t
There are some good aspects to the Android experience
I’ll be giving up. I’ll be giving up the ability to tune my
launcher, which I could easily do back in the Palm/Treo
days, but Apple doesn’t think we’re adult enough to
manage now in era of iOS finger painting.
Beyond having tweaking control (without jailbreaking), I
do miss the choice of models (you can have any color as
long as it’s black), access to a built-in physical keyboard,
and oh, what I would give for a replaceable battery!
Unfortunately, these few boons of Androidum don’t
make up for the disadvantages. And, holding my nose,
this is why I’m not going to buy an Android and why I’m
waiting for the iPhone 5.
But thats me and i am NOT God, but only human!
The decision is yours,so is the money!
Go ahead. Have your say. I’ve got enough
food in the bunker to last me two weeks.
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Is the cloud still safe? How to survive a
cloud computing disaster.
Summary: The news isn’t just limited to Sony and it’s not just about hacking attacks. There have been cloud failures at
Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and more.
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The news just keeps getting worse and worse for Sony. Now, it’s Sony Music
and Sony Erickson that’s being hacked. This after weeks of PlayStation
Network downtime and an expansion of bad news into Sony Online (well,
offline these days) Entertainment.
The news isn’t just limited to Sony and it’s not just about hacking attacks.
There have been cloud failures at Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and more.
The Top 5 Tips to Survive a Cloud Computing Disaster
Let’s run down the recent list of cloud failures. Then, we’ll ask and try to answer the question of whether the cloud is
Amazon Web Services
AWS was down for about a week. The failure also took down some Web services like Quara, FourSquare, and Reddit
that were dependent on Amazon, providing the valuable lesson that if you’re going to use a backup cloud provider, make
sure it’s not using the same service provider you are.
PlayStation Network (and all the other Sony woes)
Sony has been the target of one or more sustained attacks by outside actors. It seems that once the company solidifies
security on one front, another perimeter is breached and the company once again gets attacked.
A lot of old-time IT professionals have little pity for Sony ever since the rootkit fiasco. Even so, the company’s just
had to weather quite literal storms in terms of the terrible tsunamis and earthquakes in Japan, and so these virtual cloud
problems are just making things worse.
Many Sony customers are considering jumping from PlayStation to other platforms, and with E3 coming up in just a few
short weeks, it’ll be interesting to see how Sony presents these problems to the public — and whether they’ve managed
to batten down the hatches to any extent.
Epsilon Data Management found that it hadn’t managed it’s data all that well. Consumers will wind up paying the price.
Epsilon provides mailing services for major consumer companies. A breach of its systems resulted in a loss of more than
60 million email addresses from more than 50 companies you used to, but should no longer, fully trust.
We expect millions of consumers to get very targeted phishing emails, which means, pretty much, that you should never
trust any email you get, ever, ever again.
When password management company LastPass thought it
might have had a breach, it quite properly shut everything
down and began an internal investigation. The problem
was that the company didn’t use best practices, and was
completely unprepared for all its customers trying to
change their passwords — all at the same time.
Millions were shut out of not only LastPass, but also all
their other password-based online services, including their
When free blogging service Blogger.com (part of Google)
performed some regular maintenance recently, something
went wrong. The result was about 30 hours of blog posts
You might love your Android handset, but it might not
love you back. A rather extensive security hole was found
in the service, opening the door to all sorts of disturbing
penetration possibilities. Google’s hard at work fixing the
bug, but it’s still scary.
Dropbox is a Web file system solution and if you have an
iPhone and want to use it for anything useful at all, you’re
probably using Dropbox to supplement the iPhone’s
internal file system.
Recently the company changed its terms of service,
substantially changing their wording for how they manage
encryption. Short form: it’s adequate for most uses, but if
you’re hiding something, don’t count on it staying hidden
from the authorities.
As more and more businesses of all types and sizes continue
moving to the cloud for a wide range of IT solutions, the
risks from a failure at any of the many cloud computing
providers becomes even more important to business and
In fact, a series of recent cloud computing failures
demonstrate just how damaging they can be when it
comes to the potentially permanent loss of information. Of
course, there are also a great number of preventative steps
9 in 10 see cloud as opportunity, not
that any organization can take to minimize the impact by
simply knowing what to expect when confronted by the
Following things could be done to make the cloud safer:
• A better understanding of the rising risks posed by an
ever-increasing number of cloud computing solutions
• Top strategies and tactics to prevent, manage and
survive an unexpected failure or loss of cloud
• The most promising technologies and solutions to
ensure the most reliable and robust protection for
cloud-based information and services.
Cloud computing is one of the most important IT
innovations ever, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t without its
A survey of supposedly conservative IT decision makers
has found that 9 in every 10 see cloud as an opportunity
to reduce costs and smooth operational performance rather
than a threat to security .
‘Do you believe that Cloud represents an opportunity
or threat to your organisation?’ A massive 89 percent
described cloud as an opportunity, leaving just 11 percent
calling it a threat.
When asked to specify the nature of the opportunity, more
than two-thirds picked ‘reduce our IT infrastructure costs’
as the most important factor, while 29 percent said, ‘Cloud
will help to manage peaks and troughs in system usage.’
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7 ways cloud computing could be even
Summary: Pretty much everyone agrees that the
cloud brings substantial energy-efficiency benefits, but
Forrester Research offers 7 suggestions for how to make
your cloud computing agenda even greener.
Forrester Research is the latest organization to explore
the link between cloud computing and green IT.
Like others, it believes that the cloud approach can
be inherently more energy-efficient than other IT
infrastructure approaches. But it says that infrastructure
and facilities professionals should take a stronger
stand on the choices they make for private cloud
infrastructure strategies, or cloud infrastructure that will
serve a limited set of hand-chosen constituents versus
the public at large.
The research firm’s suggestions are outlined in a report
released at the end of June, “Cloud Computing helps
Accelerate Green IT.” Forrester notes that by its nature,
cloud computing is more efficient. But here are seven
ways that an IT professional can make his or her cloud
computing even greener — regardless of whether or not
the approach is public or private:
1. Make sure the data center is using
power generated by renewable energy
sources or that it uses “free cooling” methods.
As an example, Forrester cites the Microsoft data
center in Quincy, Wash, which uses hydroelectricity.
As you pick your cloud provider, ask the question:
Does the data center is uses take advantage of solar,
wind or other sources. Can it rely on free air cooling
at least part of the year?
2. Look for modular data center approaches.
That means the cloud service provider — or your
own organization, if we’re talking private cloud —
is using an “as you go” approach to designing and
building out the facility. Infrastructure should be
brought on and provisioned as necessary, in order to
keep utilization rates high. Forrester also suggests
looking for a provider that has invested in a green
certification, such as the Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED) designation that was
developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.
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3. Get yourself more energy-efficient power and
There has been a lot written about the need to make
computer hardware more energy-efficient. Now, it’s
time to extend that mentality to uninterruptible power
supplies, power distribution units, air-side economizers
and the like.
4. Think converged.
Forrester suggest that blade architectures that converge
server, storage and network architectures into a single
rack aren’t just easier to manage, they are far more
5. Virtualize and automate.
Sure, pretty much every company has done SOME
virtualization work. But how much is green enough?
Forrester suggests that 76 percent to 100 percent of a
company’s total server footprint should be virtualized
in order to deliver significant green IT benefits.
6. Measure and manage.
Energy information should be coupled with management
automation that consumption can be optimized. So,
for example, certain energy-intense workloads could
be moved (if appropriate) from daytime to night in
order to take advantage of better prices per kilowatt
hour. Likewise, an organization could affect its carbon
footprint position, but centering the most intense It
workloads in data centers that are more energy-efficient.
7. Set goals and strive for them.
You can’t really improve your green IT strategy unless
you have one. And you can’t make it better, unless
you focus on specific goals. There are three primary
areas in which a green IT strategy can be “greener”:
procurement (as in, buying the most energy-efficient
technologies), operations (taking advantage of software
and automation tools to provide the best experience) and
end-of-life (which means ensuring that technologies are
disposed of properly according to emerging electronicwaste
Bug allows Mac
OS X Lion clients
to use any LDAP
Summary: If you have Mac OS X ‘Lion’ clients and use
LDAP authentication, you need to read this.
Reports are circulating that Apple’s latest incarnation of
Mac OS X - 10.7 ‘Lion’ - contains a serious LDAP network
The bug is a simple one, but
at the same time a serious
one - users logging in to
Macs running OS X 10.7 can
access restricted network
resources using any
password at all when LDAP
is used for authentication
(for example Apple’s Open
Directory or OpenLDAP).
At the moment it’s not clear what the problem is because
Apple doesn’t own up to bugs until it has a patch for
them but there’s a fair bit of discussion about the problem
on variousforums. Some users claim that they can log into
the network using any username and password while others
claim to be completely locked out when using the correct
username and password. Others are seeing a problem
where they need the correct password initially but then
other resources that require LDAP authentication are given
Bottom line, if you use LDAP for authentication, and you
have clients using 10.7 ‘Lion’ then this is a pretty big deal.
If that doesn’t describe your setup then you don’t need to
worry about this.
Despite the problem first being reported on July 25, five
days after Lion was released, Apple as yet to offer users
a fix. This issue was not addressed in Apple’s 10.7.1
update for Lion.
Why 37 percent of projects fail!
Five top causes of troubled projects:
1. Requirements: Unclear, lack of agreement,
lack of priority, contradictory, ambiguous,
2. Resources: Lack of resources, resource
conflicts, turnover of key resources, poor
3. Schedules: Too tight, unrealistic, overly
4. Planning: Based on insufficient data,
missing items, insufficient details, poor
5. Risks: Unidentified or assumed, not
FACT FILE (CONTD..)
According to the survey, the most common obstacles
that interfere with recovering failed projects are:
• Getting stakeholders to accept the changes
needed to bring the projects back on trackwhether
they are changes in scope, budget,
• Poor communication and stakeholder
engagement; lack of clarity and trust.
• Conflicting priorities and politics.
• Finding enough qualified resources needed to
complete the projects.
• Lack of a process or methodology to help bring
the project back on track.
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Summary: By the end of the day,
we’ll know much more about
Windows 8. But some questions
will remain unanswered, even
after a thorough demo. Here
are the top five on the list.
After the first day of
conference is in the books,
we’ll know much more
about Windows 8. That
will certainly answer
some of the questions
watchers have been
the past few months.
But a few larger questions have yet to be answered
and may not be addressed in full. Here are the top five on
How will Microsoft manage the transition to a new
Windows 8 will include two interfaces: the “modern”
Metro-style interface and the traditional desktop as
embodied in Windows 7.
That has to be nerve-racking for two groups. Business
customers will be totaling up the training costs and
worrying about potential backlash from users. Developers
will be doing risk-reward calculations to decide which
interface to invest their time and energy in.
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It’s a tightrope act for Microsoft. If the new interface
doesn’t get traction quickly enough, early adopters are
disappointed and developers go broke.
Where’s the cloud strategy?
Microsoft has spent the past few years methodically
building up its cloud-based offerings. With a Windows
Live ID, you can get 25 GB of online storage for documents
and photos. Confusingly, you can sync a separate 5 GB of
data to SkyDrive using the Windows Live Mesh utility.
But the missing pieces are even more noteworthy. There’s
no easy way for apps to retrieve a file directly from
SkyDrive. Online storage is walled off from Windows
Explorer, and has to be managed in a web browser. And
so far Microsoft has said nothing about its strategy for
uploading your music collection into online storage.
Google and Apple have already gone public with their
Can a credible Windowspowered
tablet really wait till
mid-2012 or later?
This is probably the question
heard more often than any
other. The stunning success
of the iPad means there’s some
urgency for Microsoft to respond.
But a hasty response can be worse
than none at all. Just ask HP, which
abruptly canned the TouchPad less
than two months after rolling it onto
the market. Or ask anyone who
bought a current-generation Android
tablet and is now struggling to make
Based on those competitors’ experiences, Microsoft’s
decision to wait until it can release a combination of
hardware and software that works well together is the
right one. One theory heard is that Windows 8 could be
delivered in two releases: one version exclusively for
ARM-based tablet devices, early in 2012, followed by the
full Windows 8 release for traditional PCs later in the year.
That scenario is unlikely, but it could happen.
How much will it cost?
This question is actually a twofer, because you can’t answer
without also defining the list of Windows 8 editions. Will
Windows 8 be delivered in multiple SKUs? Absolutely—
at a bare minimum you need one for consumers
and another for businesses on enterprise networks.
But if history is a guide, it will be months before we
know the exact lineup.
And asking this question also raises the question of
Apple’s $30 upgrade pricing, which it introduced with
Snow Leopard and continued with Lion. Microsoft and
Apple are in different businesses, of course. Apple makes
its money from high-margin hardware, and it can afford to
break even on an OS upgrade. Microsoft makes its money
selling software through partners, and a $30 upgrade could
be a profit-killer.
Most copies of Windows are sold through hardware
manufacturers on new PCs. Don’t expect that to change
in the Windows 8 timeframe. Given Microsoft’s decision
to engineer the new OS to run on existing hardware, it
wouldn’t be a surprise to see an offer of cheap upgrades
for Windows 7 users. But we won’t know those details
until next year, at the earliest.
Earlier this year, when Steven Sinofsky and Julie
Larson-Green showed off Windows 8 at the All Things
D conference, showed Excel 2010 running on the
legacy Windows desktop. When Walt Mossberg asked
why the Office team didn’t rewrite Office for the new
touch-first interface, Larson-Green responded, “Well.
They may do something … in the future.”
It is suspected to be a nice piece of misdirection by
Microsoft. If you remember the playbook for the Windows
7 launch, Office 14 (Office 2010) was in beta and available
for testing along with the new OS. Office 15 is suspected
to follow the same schedule, and we may even
see some clues about how a “modern” version
of Word, Excel, and the rest will look in the next
wave of Office Web Apps.
Microsoft to provide USB 3.0
support for better battery
life in Windows 8
Microsoft officials are promising USB 3.0
support will be part of Windows 8, which will
help with battery-life and power-consumption
on tablets and desktop PCs.
There are also billions of older USB devices
that Windows must remain compatible with.
USB 3.0 is up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0
provides “improved power management that
results in longer battery life,” Additionally, “by
2015, all new PCs are expected to offer USB 3.0
ports, and over 2 billion new ‘SuperSpeed’ USB
devices will be sold.”
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The Department of Information Technology is offering
the following certification courses in Oracle
• IZO-007 (Introduction to Oracle 10g)
• IZO-042 (Oracle 10g Administration- I)
Expert Talk On:
‘Free and Open source Software’, was delivered by Mr.
Suryakant Sawant, Research Scholar, IITB, Mumbai for
SE IT students on 18 th October, 2011.
‘Geospatial Data Mining’, was delivered by Mr.
Amiyakumar Tripathy, Research Scholar, IITB, Mumbai
for BE IT students on 12 th October, 2011.
‘Tricks in Dynamic Programming’, was delivered by
Mr. Jagadish M., Research Scholar, IITB, Mumbai for SE
IT students on 7 th October, 2011.
‘Multimedia Retrieval’, was delivered by Dr. Bhavesh
Patel Principal, Shah & Anchor Polytechnic, Chembur,
Mumbai for BE IT students on 17 th October, 2011.
‘Future of VLSI in IT’, was delivered by Dr. Sudhakar
Mande, Department of Electronics and Telecommunication
for SE IT students on 20 th October, 2011.
‘Game Architecture and Programming’, was delivered
by Mr. Sanjay Deshmukh, G. V. Acharya Institute of
Technology, Karjat for BE IT students on 12 th October,
‘General Aptitude Training’, was delivered by Mr.
Vivek Sarda, Ideal Edusystem Pvt. Ltd., Thane for BE IT
students on 11 th August, 2011.
‘Career Guidance’, was delivered by Mr. Nitin Parab,
Amore Crosslink Inc. Pvt. Ltd., Goregaon, Mumbai for BE
IT students on 5 th August, 2011.
‘MBA Career Opportunities’, was delivered by Dr.
Nirmala Joshi, Don Bosco Institute of Management
& Research, Kurla, Mumbai for BE IT students on 18 th
‘How to write a Technical Paper’, was delivered by Ms.
Janhavi Baikerikar, for SE, TE and BE IT students on 26 th
August, 2011, 30 th August, 2011 and 29 th September, 2011.
List of College Toppers:
Ms. Diana Sequeira attended a workshop on Software
Tesing Automation tool on 24th September 2011.
Mr. Anthony Selva Jessobalan (T.E. IT) successfully
completed a certification course on RHCSA and RHSE.
Mr.Raj Saxena (B.E. IT) was selected as the best NSS
volunteer at District/ Zone level for the academic year
2010 – 2011 by NSS Cell, University of Mumbai.
Mr.Neil Alexander (T.E. IT) secured 1st place in technical
quiz held at Thadomal Shahani Engineering College,
Bandra West on 20 th August 2011.
Mr. Shubham Rai (T.E. IT) was elected Technical Secretary
of the DBIT College Council.
The T.E. IT cricket team won the Intra College Cricket
Tournament held in September 2011.
Ms.Vallerine Mascarenhas, Mr.Cliffton Fernandes,
Ms.Jigyasa Panchal from T.E. IT took part in the Dance
Finals at Malhar ’11 held at St.Xaviers College, Fort in
Sr No. Name of the student Overall Percentage
1 Madnani Aarti 74.40%
2 D’souza Duane Leslie 73.20%
3 Shetty Nidhi 69.90%
Sr No. Name of the student Overall Percentage
1 Menezes Valan Leslie Lyentte 69.11%
2 D’mello Edna Edward Anita 68.44%
3 Fernandes Caroline Jacinto Natheline 67.44%
Sr No. Name of the student Overall Percentage
1 Hiwarale Akansha Ashok Urmila 80.42%
2 Fernandes Cheryl Sebastian Blossom 80.28%
3 Kadam Sushant Shivaji Ranjana 79.14%
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