A Software expo was opened on the Andhra Loyola Institute of Engineering and Technology premises on Saturday to mark the birth anniversary of Mokshagundam Visveswaraiah , the most celebrated engineer in the country, which is observed as Engineer’s Day.
The college dean D.V. Krishna Rao formally launched the expo at the computer labs of the college at which several project taken up by students and executed by them displaying their programming skills. The special training given to students during the summer vacations after the second year led to planning of the expo.
Paying tribute to the engineer, who lived till 1962, college principal O Mahesh said that the new software developed by the students took them closer to the society giving them greater awareness on social problems and solutions to be found through the technology.
Some of the exhibits included those for voting, creating census data creation, library management, a cooperative stores management, AICTE counselling methodology, and Sarvasikha Abhiyan. Another very local application was Krishna district tourism information and management application.
Some applications can be used in the running of PDS and fair price shops, identifying the eligible people. Later prizes were given away to students, who were winners in the several competitions organised on the college premises as part of the Engineers’ Day. Students enthusiastically participated in the expo and tried to understand what their classmates had created.