Jamal Mohamed College Chapter

"Computer Society of India" Formed in 1965, the Computer Society of India (CSI) has been instrumental in guiding the Indian IT industry down the right path since its formative years. Today, the CSI has 70 chapters all over India, 418 student branches, and more than 90000 members including Indias most famous IT industry leaders, brilliant scientists and dedicated academicians.

           The mission of the CSI is to facilitate research, knowledge sharing, learning and career enhancement for all categories of IT professionals, while simultaneously inspiring and nurturing new entrants into the industry and helping them to integrate into the IT community. The CSI is also working closely with other industry associations, government bodies and academia to ensure that the benefits of IT advancement ultimately percolate down to every single citizen of India.

"Jamal Mohamed College became an Institutional Member of Computer Society of India in the year 1990 and the student chapter of CSI was born on 15.12.1990." The chapter was inaugurated by Thiru N. Ganesan, General Manager, BHEL in the presence of Dr. V. Shanmuganathan, the then Chairman, CSI Tiruchirappalli Chapter, Prof. N.Abdul Samath, the then Principal, Thiru Dubey, Chief Works Manager, GOC and Dr. M. Ponnavaikko, former Vice Chancellor, Bharathidasan University and Major M. Aravandi, the then Head of the Department of Computer Science of our college.

           From the day of its inception, the student chapter started organizing a variety of events, including computer awareness programmes, special lectures, and computer quizzes for the benefit of the students. The department, in association with the student chapter, organized an intercollegiate technical symposium, SWAP91, in 1991 which was the first of its kind among the Arts and Science colleges in Tamil Nadu. Then onwards, the symposium was conducted, as an annual technical extravaganza, every year. An intercollegiate technical extravaganza, CLAP92, was organized exclusively by and for the undergraduate students in 1992. The chapter was given the honour of conducting the Second Tamil Nadu CSI Students Convention, JAMCOFEST93 in 1993.

           In recognition to the record number of activities and the membership strength, our student chapter was awarded the Best Student Chapter Award for South India for the year 1994-1995. The award was received by Dr. A.R. Mohamed Ismail, the then head of the department from Dr. M.L. Goyal, the then National President of CSI during the Annual Convention held at Hyderabad in 1995.

           The department, in association with the CSI student chapter, also organized grand computer-based exhibitions in the years 2001 and 2002. Though the college continued to be an institutional member of CSI, the student chapter was somehow not very active from 2003 to 2012. The student branch was again revived during October with large membership strength of over 100. The chapter has again regained its vibrancy, as before, and has started organizing a number of value-based technical programmes for the benefit of the students. The student branch continues to enjoy the patronage of the CSI Tiruchirappalli Chapter.