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SJC hails technology with Syntaxia

Both clubs of the Department of Computer Science of St Joseph’s College (Autonomous) hosted the inter-collegiate annual fest Syntaxia this year. The UG club, Cybernetics, and the PG club, Technophite, had Viswanatha Krishnamurthy, the chief data scientist of IBM GTS Lab inaugurate the fest as the chief guest on the occasion.


The fest adopts its ‘variable name’ in accordance with the theme the organisers choose every year. This year, the name Syntaxia randomly popped out from the mouth of a student, Jason, who was busy writing syntax or his programming class. He overheard a teacher discussing the fest name with students and really wanted to help them out.

The UG and PG sections have separate events scheduled for Syntaxia, which are simultaneously taking place in the respective blocks of the college campus. Keeping the theme of the fest in mind, the organisers have designed the events accordingly; so tech events like web design, IT quiz, coding and app design are witnessing considerable participation.

Students from institutions like Christ University, Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian College, Mount Carmel College, St Claret College and Jain University took active part in most of the events. Acknowledging the craze for PUBG among youngsters, Technophites succeeded in grabbing the attention of gamers across the city by having the game as one of its competition events. “It feels amazing to be a volunteer and help everyone for fests like this. I actually love to take part in managing events and so I’m in the oraganising team. It’s a challenging task to give information to the participants from different college but that’s a part of my job, and I enjoy it,” Balaji S, a first year MSc Computer Science student told The Beacon


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