The Kick Start

After completion of Carte Blanche’12 in a grand manner, we almost winded up the activities of CSMIT 2011-12.  A meeting was conducted on March 29, 2012 to discuss and decide about “Team CSMIT 2012-13”.

As per the consensus from the meeting the following teams are proposed for next year.

  • Tech Team
  • Web Team
  • Public Relation Team
  • Event Managing Team
  • Robotics
  • Community Services
  • Design & Content Generation team
  • Student Facilitation Team

Also we discussed about the activities to be conducted next year and to start the selection process for next year’s team  soon.  Based on that we started registration from March 30.2012. The  registration was done in two ways.

  • Onsite registration ( Issuing forms in PDA library & Co-operative store)
  • Online registration (For the first time we started online registration at http://membership.csmit.org)

This time we got a overwhelming response and registrations flooding down both online and offline. Especially, first years showed a lot of interest.

After we were done with registration, we conducted interview on April 12,2012. A lot of enthusiastic juniors from all three years attended the interview and the count raised above 100.  They participated actively exposing themselves and giving us a lot of suggestions. Once we were done with the interview, we started scrutinizing the applications to select the right person for the right team. The process is about to completely and the new team will be announced within this week. All the very best for those who attended the interview. Keep your fingers crossed.



With regard to the introduction of FOSS lab in the Anna University curriculum for engineering students of CSE and IT branches, a Faculty Development Programme was organised by Computer Center, MIT campus, Anna University in association with Indian Linux Users Group Chennai, for the faculty members from various engineering colleges in Tamilnadu. Computer Society of MIT took the role of coordinating with the resource persons and helped in making arrangements for the programme.

This is a four day programme held during 16 — 19 February, 2011. The programme was inaugurated by Dr.Ramaseshan Ramachandran, Director, Cognizant Innovation Group and presided over by Dr.V.Rhymend Uthariaraj, Director, RCC, Anna University. Following the inaugural and presidential addresses, the first session of the programme was handled by Mr.Shrinivasan, coordinator of ILUGC.

Event schedule

Day 1 (16-02-2011)

  • Introduction
  • Package Installation
  • Virtualisation

- Shrinivasan T, Coordinator, ILUGC

Day 2 (17-02-2011)

  • Perl (Tutorial available)
  • MySQL
  • Compiling Software
  • Kernel Compiling

- Raman P, DBA, Southern Railways HQ hospital

Day 3 (18-02-2011)

  • Python – Sri Ram, Developer at Collabnet
  • Gambas – Prabhu, Developer at Collabnet
  • GTK/QT – Dhilip, Developer at Podhigai Infotech

Day 4 (19-02-2011)

  • PHP – Ravi Jaya, Corporate Trainer
  • Users Space Drivers using FUSE – Raman P, DBA, Southern Railways HQ hospital

View photo gallery



One of the most anticipated and successful event of this semester was Enigma. Enigma’10 which was celebrated as Enigma week this year was received by the students in a grand way. The response for the mobile quiz conducted every day is proof enough. Most of the prelims were conducted during the week itself leaving us with ample time to conduct the finals on the day of Enigma so that they don’t overlap and students have the time to attend all of them. We thank everybody involved in this event for making it a grand success.

For photos goto http://csmit.org/gallery/


GCC for 1st sem FOC lab

CSMIT which has been actively promoting Free Software for several years wondered few months back – “Why the 1st year students are supposed to use Turbo C compiler for practising C? Is it not pathetic to use a very old compiler that does not conforms to ANSI C standards??”. Yes, it is. So we jumped into action ;-)

In the first meeting of CSMIT with the staff members of Computer Centre, we brought this issue and our proposal to use GCC for 1st semester itself was readily accepted, thanks to Ms.Catherine Bina, Head, Computer Centre :-) After first years entered into the college we came up with the issue again – this time just to remind. As the C programming starts after a few weeks according to the syllabus, we had to wait some more time.

In spite of the general hesitation with the mindset that GNU/Linux platform will not be user-friendly, our strong stand and continuous efforts made it possible at last, with the support from the Head. Yes, first semester FOC lab uses GCC for practising C programming! :-) As we strongly believed, the students didn’t find it any difficult or strange. In fact most of them were interested to get into something new. Very happy to feel the change!!

CSMIT will keep rocking forever!


27th Inauguration on Aug 09, 2010

The 27th inauguration of Computer Society of MIT was held on 9th August, 2010 at Rajam Hall. The Chief Guest Mr.Raman from ILUGC presented a wonderful inaugural address which gave a quite clear introduction to FOSS for the first year students who made up about 95% of the audience (total strength crossed 300).

The first issue of the e-magazine of MIT named Kaleidoscope was released here. The magazine covers various technical and non-technical articles contributed by many MITians. You can get the magazine online. To get the future issues directly to your inbox you can subscribe to our mailing list.

Thanks to all the office bearers and staff members and who made this function a grand success.

:-) :-)

Check out the photos!


தமிழ்க் கணிமை கருத்தரங்கம் (28-8-2010)

கணினியும் இணையமும் இரு கண்களாகிக் கொண்டிருக்கும் வேளையில் இக்கருத்தரங்கத்திற்கான நோக்கம் யாதெனில் தமிழில் நிறைய கட்டற்ற மென்பொருட்களைக் கொணர்தலும் இணையத்தில் தமிழ்ப்பயன்பாட்டை அதிகரித்தலும் ஆகும். இதற்காகப் பல பணிகள் செம்மையாக உலகின் பல இடங்களில் பல்வேறு அமைப்புகளால் செயல்படுத்தப்பட்டு வருகின்றன. இதன் ஓர் அங்கமாக சென்னை தொழில்நுட்ப நிறுவனத்தில் ஆகஸ்ட் 28ந் தேதி அன்று தமிழ்க்கணிமை கருத்தரங்கம் நடைபெற உள்ளது. இதில் தமிழ்த்தொண்டாற்ற விருப்பமுள்ள அனைவரும் வரவேற்கப்படுகிறார்கள். இதில் ஒவ்வொருவரின் செம்மையான பங்கும் யாதெனில் தமிழ்க்கணிமைப் பயன்பாட்டிற்கான பணித்திட்டங்களில் தங்களின் பங்களிப்பைச் சிறப்பாகச் செய்வதாகும்.

இக்கருத்தரங்கத்தில் கலந்துகொள்ள / உரையாற்ற விரும்புவோர் இங்கு பதிவு செய்யவும்.

எட்டுத்திக்கும் சென்று கலைச்செல்வம்
கொணர்ந்திங்கு சேர்ப்பீர்!

என்று பாரதியார் நமக்கிட்ட கட்டளையை நிறைவேற்றுவோம்.


PDA-CS Aptitude Test

The most awaited PDA-CS Aptitude test series for this year is set ready for a kickstart  with the first test scheduled tomorrow (Thursday, July 8). Sharpen your skills and know yourselves better on tomo’s stage. Don’t miss out your test tomorrow and do check out the  solution set as well, uploaded after the test.


First Office bearers Meet

The office bearers of CSMIT met yesterday (July 5th) evening to discuss about the activities for this year.

It was an interesting session starting with Vignesh giving an overall view about the activities, followed by discussion within individual teams about their respective activities. The team members of each team interacted with each other with their ideas to carry out the activities.

After this intra-team discussion, a person from each team gave a gist of the discussion.

Things discussed….

  • Inauguration on August 16 (tentative)
  • Juggernaut-July in the 3rd week
  • Publishing periodic magazine covering the activities of CSMIT and useful articles from MITians
  • Conducting workshops, seminars and talks by eminent personalities periodically
  • Uploading the question papers of PDA-CS Aptitude test and Juggernaut in the site
  • All office bearers in MITLinux mailing list and Computer Society google groups
  • Campus ambassadors for Free software companies
  • Providing shared equipments for Robotics team

First Board of Directors Meet

The first meeting of the Board of Directors of CSMIT was held yesterday (July 3, 2010) at 5 pm at the wifi access tower in front of PT department. With 100% attendance!

The discussion was about the activities of various teams this year.

The first office bearers meeting has been scheduled tomorrow (July 5, 2010 Monday) at 4.45 PM.

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