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Model Exam for Tamil Nadu State Board – Plus 2 – Computer Science (2009-2010)

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Events calender

List of programmes conducted by CSI, Chennai Chapter!


108.08.09Mr. E.P. Subhash,
Head, Competency Development
Cloud Computingdownload
218.07.09Mr. V. Balakrishnan,
CIO , Polaris Software
Virtualisation – Architecture, Infrastructure, StrategyDownload
327.06.09Mr. K. Ravichandran
Founder Director
IndUS Cybertech Pvt Ltd, Chennai
M’Power ERP Solutions
420.06.09eLearning – A new trend in EducationMs. Latha Ramesh
Vice President
Cyber School Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd,
513.06.09Mr. G. Kannan,
FIS Global Business Solutions India Pvt. Ltd
Electronic Payment Systems
606.06.09Mr. Muthiah Ramanathan,
Training of Mind Dynamics Center
Mrs. Gayathri,
Dancer and Yoga practitioner
Dance Therapy
828.05.09Steven Kerchoff,
Information Resource Officer,
American Embassy,
New Delhi
On Beyond Google:
Using Electronic Resources for Effective Research
923.05.09Mr. Mahesh Iyer,
iPath Technologies Pvt. Ltd
Enterprise Mobility
1017.05.09World Telecommunicaiton DayProtecting Child in Cyberspace
1116.05.09Mr. Sriram Raghavan,
Research Scholar,
Digital Forensics
1225.04.09Prof. S.V. RaghavanKnowledge Private NetworkNational Knowledge Network – Brief Article.pdf
1303.04.09Sri.Yashuyoshi Gondo, Dy MD, CICC, SingaporeOpen Source Economies


Meeting No. 6/2008-09 :: on 15th November, 2008 :: 17-30 Hrs

  • Topic: “Trends in Computer Architechtures”
  • Speaker: Prof. B. Govindarajalu
    Dean (CSE & IT), Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai
    & Author of the books “IBM PC and Clones: Hardware Trouble Shooting and Maintenance” & ” Computer Architecture & Organization”
  • Venue :Hotel Palmgrove, Kodampakkam High Road, Chennai -600 034
  • High Tea at 5.30 PM before the start of the lecture.

No. 3/2008-09 :: on 23rd July, 2008 :: 18-30 Hrs

  • Topic: “IT Framework for Deployment in Manufacturing Industry”
  • Speaker: Major. PS Narayanaswamy, Vice President – IT, EID Parry (I) Ltd.
  • Venue :Hotel Palmgrove, Kodampakkam High Road, Chennai -600 034
  • Dinner followed the meeting.

About the topic :

Can we draw parallels between the manufacturing Companies in their pattern of IT deployment? Major PS Narayanaswamy suggests a framework for drawing up requirement in applications and necessary infrastructure to support it. The model outlined will have a direction towards IT maturity and penetration in the organization.

About the author :

Major PS Narayanaswamy was commissioned into the Indian Army in January 1972. He has held various challenging IT appointments in the Indian Army in the late 80s, initiating and building IT for the Western Army. During the early 90s, he was a Senior Instructor in the Army’s Premier training institution Military College of Telecommunication Engineering, Mhow, before embarking on a career outside the Army in 1993. At Mhow, he was the Secretary of the Mhow Chapter of CSI. Before his current assignment he has served with the DSJ Group and TVS Electronics for a period less than three years each, where he was heading the IT organization there.. He is at present serving in EID Parry (India) Ltd. of the Murugappa Group as CIO and Vice President – Information Technology for over a decade.

No. 2/2008-09 :: on 19th July, 2008 :: 17-30 Hrs

  • Topic: “Personal Security and Privacy on the Web”
  • Speaker: Dr. Prabhaker Mateti, Wright State University, Ohio,USA
  • Venue :Hotel Palmgrove, Kodampakkam High Road, Chennai -600 034
  • High Tea at 5.30 PM before the start of the meeting.

CSI DAY Celebrations

:: Thursday, March 6, 2008 :: Time : 6.30 p.m.

Venue : Oorvasi Hall, Hotel Palmgrove, Kodampakkam High Road, Chennai -600 034

Project Presentations : Student Chapters

  1. Automated Opthalmic Systemby
    R. Kiruthika
    A.K. VanikishanIV CSE, Jaya Engineering college, Thiruninravur, Chennai
    Bavithiraa Sathanantha Guru
    Alagu Anitha.ACSE III year, R.M.D Engineering College, Kavarai patti, chennaiYou can download the Steganography Program along with its help file and the Powerpoint presenattion in a compressed zip file from here.
  3. Campus Connect – Egovernance projectBy
    Anitha Kasturi Rangam,
    Apurva Gupta
    Remya MenonRajalakshmi Engineering collge, Thandalam, Chennai

Quiz – Conducted by: Mr. H. R. Mohan, AVP (Systems), The Hindu & Fellow CSI

Honouring of the past chapter chairpersons, fellows, chapter patrons and educational directors

Date: Saturday, 2nd Feb, 2008 :: Time: 6.30 p.m.

Topic:Trend in Software Engineering – Large Scale Custom Software Integration

Mr. R. K. Pillai, President & COO, Newtek International, Inc., USA

Venue : Vaishali Hall, Hotel Palmgrove, Kodampakkam High Road, Chennai -600 034

About the Speaker:

Mr. Pillai is heading Newtek, which is focused in systems integration and management consulting services mainly to U.S Federal Government and DoD Agencies. During 1973-78 he was a member of systems and research faculty / Sr. Programmer at IIT Madras Computer Center. He was the founder President of the Cochin Chapter of Computer Society of India and its National Council Member, visiting faculty at Cochin University. Mr. Pillai has a Masters Degree in Mathematics & Statistics, Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management and Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Science from IIT New Delhi.

Dinner followed the meeting

S. Ramasamy, Hon. Secretary
Mobile: 98400 09417

You can download Mr. Pillai’s presentation in .ppt format from here.


Computer Algorithms in Music

Speaker : Mr. K. Bhaskaran, Bilvac Technomanagement Pvt. Ltd.

Date : Friday, 21st December, 2007 :: Time : 6.30 p.m.

Venue : Vaishali Hall, Hotel Palmgrove, Kodampakkam High Road, Chennai -600 034.

About the topic :

‘Music is mathematics become audible’ goes an old saying. There are many similar thought processes between maths and music, be it Indian, Chinese or Western music. The sequence of build up of notes has been a subject which has fascinated mathematicians and musicians alike, not to mention the common man and the connoisseur. A journey into the world of mathematics in music.

About the speaker:

K. Bhaskaran is a software professional with over 25 years of experience in leading companies in Software Design, Development, Project Management and Business and Process Management. He has set up Indian operations for a very large business group and served as the Indian Operations COO, before branching off on his own as a consultant and also in offering branded services. He is also a performing artiste, a frequently featured performer in Indian Classical, Karnatic music festivals, as a solo flute concert artiste. He has lectured widely about music also, and done several innovative research activities, in modelling of Kalpanaswaras which are creative processes in South Indian music, as well as in other areas of computer applications in music.

The Powerpoint presentation of Mr. Bhaskaran can be downloaded from this link.

Computer Security Day Celebrations

8th December, 2007 – 6.30 PM


Speaker : Dr. R.K. RAGHAVAN, Former Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) & Advisor, Corporate Security, TCS

Product Presentation : Mr. Matt Moynahan, CEO, VERACODE, USA&

Ms. Ashish Larivee, VP – Products, VERACODE, USA

Venue : Days Inn Deccan Plaza, 36, Royapettah High Road, Chennai -14. Ph: 6671 3333

Brief Note on Veracode :

Today’s software applications have become the new corporate perimeter. As enterprise networks have become more secure, the application layer is now the criminal’s new favorite target. And no wonder: today’s applications are now responsible for controlling access to sensitive business transactions, mission critical customer and partner data. It’s no surprise that, according to Gartner Inc., 75% of all new attacks are against applications and that 90% of all vulnerabilities are in software. Veracode is the first company to provide automated, patented binary code analysis offered as on-demand application security solution.

Program on Oct 6, 2007, Saturday. Time : 5.30 PM (With High Tea)

Speaker : Dr. Vikram, Ph.D

Venue : “Vaishali Hall”, Hotel Palmgrove, Kodambakkam High Road, Chennai

Topic: “YOGA for IT professionals with Practical tips and Demonstrations for Stress Relief.”

About the topic :Nourish and rejuvenate your system with the best self-help therapy in the world – YOGA. Several centuries-old tradition, yoga is a complete process of living and healing – living and dealing – living and succeeding. Build up your immune system, get self- motivated and increase your inner harmony. Precise, disciplined and refreshing, yoga tackles all physical, mental and emotional states and gently heals and cures.

About the speaker:

Dr Vikram – an young yoga master – has a Ph.D in Yoga. He is currently with RMK Group of Institutions. He is the youngest personality of his own kind. He has participated and demonstrated his skill in many International events.

Date & Time : Saturday – 21st July 2007 – 6.45 p.m.

Topic : The IT Approach and Athma Vichara – are there Parallels?

Speaker : Dr. Gopalakrishnan, B.E., M.Tech. (IIT M), Ph.D

Venue : Hotel Palmgrove, II Floor, Vaishali, Kodambakkam High Road, Chennai – 34

About the speaker:

He has got a Ph.D. in the field of Coastal Engineering from the North Carolina State University, USA. Served as Asst. Professor for two years and then worked as Research Scientist at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research for eight years. Professional involvements were primarily with computer simulation of coastal physics for harbor and power plant location, erosion and deposition, thermal dispersion in the sea etc. Became interested in the philosophical aspects of life from the student years at college and spent some time reflecting on them during the active years. Is a member of the International Association for Near Death Studies, Connecticut, USA, from 2003. Author of the book “In Quest of the Deeper Self”

About the topic :

The talk will focus on aspects of our daily living in order to appreciate the causes of our disturbed state of mind – how the thought-ridden mind creates complications that destroy the freshness of life. The question “Is there a way out?” will be explored. The value of self-awareness will be examined in connection with possible transformation towards cheerful and vibrant living amidst all the confusion that we find ourselves in. The resulting joy would reflect in our relationships and in our attempt to discover wholesome living.

Date : 14th July, Saturday, at 6:30 PM

Topic : Recent Advances and Challenges in Tamil IT Computing and Tamil Internet

Speaker : Dr. K. Kalyanasundaram, Swiss Federal Institute of Tech., Switzerland
Chairman – International Forum for Information Technology in Tamil (INFITT)

Place : Hotel Palmgrove, II floor, Vaishali, Kodampakkam High Road.

About the speaker:

Dr. K. Kalyanasundaram is teaching & doing research in photochemistry in one of the two main Technical Universities of Switzerland (like IITs). He has been actively involved in various aspects of Tamil computing for more than a decade. He has given plenary lectures at major Tamil Internet Conferences, in addition to being the conference chair himself for some of them. He has also been a member of the international advisory group for Tamil Virtual University and to Tamil Nadu IT Task Force.

About the topic:

Tamil, one of the major Indian languages of Dravidian in origin, is also an international language spoken by over 70 million people worldwide. “Tamil computing” refers to our ability to use computers for various basic and advanced applications natively in Tamil, in Tamil script. Tamil stands unique in the net amongst Indian languages to have maximum content (number of Tamil websites, portal and blog sites) and on volume of information exchange via discussion lists and personal emails including SMS messages. In this talk an attempt will be made to provide a broad overview of multitude of software and applications being developed and on the wealth of Tamil-related information available and data mining possiblities with various search engines. Some of the activities of INFITT in promoting Tamil IT will also be highlighted.

Guest of Honour : Major General Balasubramanian

Date & Time : Thursday, 28th June, 2007. 5: 30 PM

Joint Meeting with IEEE, IEEE CS

Topic : IT Scene and Educational Opportunities in Singapore

Speaker : Dr. Venkat Ramanathan, Institute of Systems Science,

National University of Singapore Singapore

Venue : Hotel Starcity, Chennai

About the Speaker:

About the topic :

Singapore has often been called “the intelligent island” due to its pioneering role in the embracing Information Technology in almost all walks of life. Such high level of success in implementing IT solutions was possible due to a variety of factors and one of the key reasons being the IT skill set that the country has developed through its high quality education system.

Date : Monday, 11th June 2007 :: TIME : 7 PM

TOPIC : Archival Storage Missing piece of Disaster Recovery & Storage Management

Speaker : Mr. Steve Tongish, Director, Marketing, Plasmon Plc, UK

Venue : The Accord Metropolitan, G.N. Chetty Road, T. Nagar, Chennai – 600017

Date : Thursday, 17th May, 2007 :: TIME : 7 PM


Launch of the magazines CIO Decisions, Information Storage and Information Security, in India

Speaker : Anne McCrory [Editor in Chief, CIO Decisions (US Edition)

Venue : Hotel Le Meridien, Chennai

Date & Time : Thursday, 17th May, 2007. 5: 30 PM

Joint Meeting with IETE, IEEE, BES

Topic : Connecting the Young: the opportunities of ICT

Chief Guest : Dr. D. Viswanathan, Vice Chancellor, Anna University

Guest of Honour : Er. N. Poonghuzhali, ITS, General Manager, BSNL.

Venue : Multi track Auditorium, All India Radio Station.

Date & Time : Friday, 4th May, 2007 – 6.45 p.m.

Topic : Micro and Nano Technologies

Speaker : Dr. Subramanian, B.Tech., Ph.D.

Venue : Hotel Palmgrove, II Floor, Vaishali, Kodambakkam High Road

About the Speaker :

Dr. K. Subramanian is a B.Tech. from IIT Madras and a Ph.D. from Cornell University with specialization in Micro and Nanotechnology. He is currently Senior MicroSystems Project Manager at the General Electric Company (GE) Global Research Centre in New York and manages large multi-million dollar programs in micro and nano devices and systems.He has filed 23 patents in this field. Recently received two prestigious awards for his research. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt and takes an active interest in micro and nanotechnology efforts in India. He was recently invited to meetings at DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) at Washington DC, USA, for input on next generation nanotechnology applications.

About the topic :

Micro Electro Mechanical Systems or MEMS are silicon chips that contain mechanical moving parts rather than electronic circuits. These chips contain mechanical components and systems that are extremely tiny, of the order of microns or millionths of a metre in size.The talk will explain the basics of MEMS technology and highlight some of the applications in use today, such as air bag chips for cars and display chips for big screen televisions. The talk will end with facts and thoughts on micro and nanotechnology efforts in India.

Date : Saturday, 28th April, 2007 :: Time : 5.45 p.m.

CIO Forum of CSI Chennai

Topic : Entreprise Intelligence & Infrastructure

Speaker : Dr.T.V. Subramaniam, Management consultant.

Venue : Hotel Rain Tree, St Mary’s Road

This meeting was sponsored by MAIA Intelligence and Netcore Solutions, Chennai

Date & Time : Saturday, 21st April, 2007 : 6.45 p.m.

Topic : ITIL – An introductory program on IT Service Management

Speaker : Mr. D. Swaminathan, CISA, CISSP, CIA,
Head – Information Security, Sutherland Global Services & Chairman, CSI -Chennai Chapter 2007-08

Venue : Hotel Pratap Plaza, Kodambakkam, (Near flyover – You have to take a U turn under the bridge when you come from Valluvar Kottam to Vadapalani)

About the Speaker :

He has certification in ISO27001 (BS7799 implementation), ISO2000 (BS15000 Implementation and ITIL (F) . Official Instructor for CISSP, trained at London US during 2002 and conducted CISSP training . Lead Instructor for InfoSec management program ISO27001( BS7799) and IT service management ISO2000 (BS15000) programs in India and Middle east.

About the Topic :

Understand the need for IT service Management. The “Service Management” section of ITIL is made up of eleven different disciplines, split into two sections, Service Support and Service Delivery. An overview comprising of the various Service support and Service delivery processes, their Impacts, their advantages and challenges in implementation.

Date : Thursday, 12th April, 2007

Topic : “Entry to Exit – It’s your Life!”

Speaker : Ms. Nina John, MBA, M.Sc.
Director, Envy Communications

Time : 6.45 p.m.

Venue : Hotel Palmgrove, II Floor, Vaishali, Kodambakkam High Road, Chennai – 34

About the Speaker :

Corporate Trainer, Business Communication and Personal Effectiveness, Authorised Trainer, Business English Certificates (BEC – Levels I – III) of the Cambridge University, Visiting Faculty, Marketing and Entrepreneurship at various Management schools – Chairperson – Entrepreneur Selection Panel BYST, Recipient of the J R D Tata Young Entrepreneur National Award of the Decade – 1992 – 2002, Recipient of the Melvin Jones Worthy Person Award – 2004

About the Topic :

Criteria for entering into an organisation, how to climb on the ladder, how to sell one self, how to balance the life, preparation of early retirement, life after retirement

Guest of Honour : Mr. Srinivasan, Past Chairman

From the Chairman’s Desk

Dear Members,


It is great to be a part of the country’s first IT professionals’ Society – Computer Society of India. I am doubly happy to be the Chairman of this Chennai Chapter for this year.

This year we are planning to increase our activities by holding more no. of meetings and seminars and make our chapter stronger.

We are also trying to do away with paper invites and send only email invitations. Besides, the details will be published in our website. Hence please do visit our website and check for the meeting updates.

we plan to have an International Conference on Software Engineering by the Division II of the CSI headed by Mr. H.R. Mohan during Dec 17-19, 2009 at Chennai. This conference comes back to Chennai after 12 years. It is also proposed to have a session during the conf. to felicitate Prof. H.N.Mahabala, the past president, CSI & past chairman, CSI Chennai who will be completing 75 years in Dec 2009.

We also have a couple of International Conferences during December 2009 by some of the student chapters.

Apart from the model examinations for the Plus two students , we plan to conduct an “eye opener” for the plus two students who are aspiring for the engineering courses after their +2.

As a combined force, we can achieve wonders and make our chapter take its rightful place in the comity of Societies.

I appreciate our fellow member Mr. S. Krishnamorthy for sparing his valuable time to maintain the chapter’s web site and continuously updating the events and activities.

Thank You all,

With best regards

CSI Chennai Chapter