Faculty/Staff Development Programmes

Symbiosis International University


One week international e-workshop was conducted on Automation and Data Management from 23-August-2021 to 28-August 2021. The workshop provided a platform to learn about various ongoing processes, tools in automation and data management. It touched upon various topics including design, management, and automation of the flow of data and processes. The robust field of data management is in the evolving stage as enterprises are gradually relying on intangible assets to build value. Very eminent experts and resource persons from industries like Target, L & T Infotech  engaged the sessions. The inauguration of the workshop was carried out by SICSR Director,  Prof. Dr. Jatinderkumar R. Saini. Among the 51 participants, 56 %  were Ph. D completed and 24 % of participants were pursuing Ph.D. The rest of the participants were post-graduate students.

A two week online eSTTP on “Latest Trends in Information Technology (LTIT)” was organized by Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research (SICSR), Pune during 18th May, 2021
to 31st May 2021. A total of 42 participants including 27 faculty members, 1 placement officer, 1 industry expert and 13 post-graduate students registered for the eSTTP from different universities across
the country. Approximately 60% of faculty member participants
had completed PhD, and around 25% of faculty member participants were pursuing PhD while the remaining 15% of faculty member participants are completed their masters and were willing to do research work. Professors, Assoc. Professors as well as Asst. Professors comprised the participants from the teaching fraternity. Around 50% resource persons were from industries like IBM, C-DAC ( A Scientific Society of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India), IKEA, TietoEVRY, bricshub.com and insuchain, Deutsche Bank, Accenture, Zensar, Apple, Persistent systems. We had resource persons from foreign universities as well as from Indian universities including those who have completed their PhD from IITs. The resource persons joined online from Canada, Singapore, Florida, Kathmandu, Bengaluru, Surat, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Gulbarga , Mumbai and Pune.

eFDP on Data Imputation

A three day eFDP on Data Imputation was successfully conducted by SICSR from 3rd Dec 2020 to 5th Dec 2020.  The main objectives of eFDP is to simulate data preprocessing solutions for variable kind of data availability and to understand the process of Data Imputation or data pre-processing. The faculty members, students and experts had registered for the eFDP program. Day one program began with inaugural speech of Dr. P.S. Metkewar Deputy Director, SICSR. He welcomed all the participants and gave brief on 3 days eFDP program. The first day session was on Data preprocessing concept followed by hands on session on “Data Preprocessing using Weka and Python”. The second day sessions focused on Data Imputation, problems and challenges followed by virtual hands on session on Data Extraction using various tools. The third day session was on Handling Heterogeneous Data along with virtual hands-on sessions on Semi structured data preprocessing using Spark SQL.

SICSR Students & Faculty

A five day eFDP on NLP was organised by SICSR from Monday, 26 October 2020 – Friday, 30 October 2020. A total of 64 participants registered for the eFDP from about 25 different institutions across the country, including from cities like Hyderabad, Noida, Ahmedabad, Surat, Baroda, Bengaluru, Bharuch and Pune. Approximately, 45% participants had completed PhD, another 45% participants were pursuing PhD while remaining 10% comprised of participants from industry (like Wipro Ltd.) as well as UG/PG students. Professors, Assoc. Professors as well as Asst. Professors comprised the participants from teaching fraternity.
About one-fourth of the resource persons for technical sessions were either from a foreign university or had completed their PhD from IITs. Approximately one-third of the resource persons were from industries/professional bodies like IBM, TCS, C-DAC (A Scientific Society of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India) and Society for Data Science (S4DS). The resource persons joined online from cities like Berlin (Germany), Surat, Jallandar, Pune, Patiala and Ahmedabad.

One Day Workshop on C and C++ for Teachers was conducted by IIT Bombay on Saturday, 29 February 2020

SICSR organized a workshop on ‘Intellectual Property Rights’ at the institute on 18/01/2020. It was conducted by Mr. Rajendra Ladkat. The speaker gave demo of the products for which he got patents. He also explained the process of patent filing in details and solved the queries raised by the participants.

SICSR organized a three-day faculty development programme in collaboration with IBM
on 3, 4 and 5 October 2019.