NIT Srinagar’s Semicolon Club ‘organizes orientation session for fresher’s batch

Srinagar, May 01: National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar’s ‘Semicolon Coding Club’ on Sunday organized Orientation for the fresher batch of 2021 and it was attended by more than 500 students from all branches of the first year.

In his message, NIT Director Srinagar, Prof (Dr.) Rakesh Sehgal said the event was aimed at informing the new students about various opportunities and activities on campus. Such sessions also promote out-of-the-box thinking, and analytical thinking among students, he said.

Registrar NIT, Prof Syed Kaiser Bukhari appreciated the organizers for organizing an event for fresher’s batch and stated that such activities are the need of the hour for the all-round development.

Head of Department, Computer Science and Engineering Dr. Roohi Naaz congratulated the entire Semicolon team for conducting this event successfully.

“Such events are beneficial for the creation of an excellent coding culture inside the campus, which will eventually lead to the production of better engineers,” she said.

The session was attended by all the eight branches of First-Year and was divided into various informative and fun activities.

On the occasion, Dr Shaima Qureshi, Faculty Coordinator of Semicolon Club said that in today’s era, Coding is a very important skill, and through Semicolon, all the students of NIT Srinagar can get an environment, which will help them in excelling their coding skills .

She also said that various other technical workshops and events are lined up for the spring and autumn semesters.

The event was organized by the Semicolon 2019 Batch Team under the guidance of seniors from the 2018 Batch. The students including Aliya Shaikh, Zoya Arief, Shivanshu Tripathi, and Mahin Sagotra from the Final Year interacted with the students, and made them familiar with the various opportunities at NIT Srinagar.

They stated that students are getting exposure to programming, robotics, management, web development, graphic designing, etc. through the Semicolon Club.

The introductory session was followed by fun activities including Cipher, Dumb Charades, and a debate Competition – Face Off.

Mehvish Alvi-2021BCIV039, Shreya Kumari Singh-2021BELE016, Pranjal Verma- 2021BCSE069, Jaya Dhiman- 2021BCSE059 were declared the final winners of the fun competitions.

The organizers extended their heartful thanks to the Honorable Director- NIT Srinagar Prof. (Dr) Rakesh Sehgal, Registrar Prof. Syed Kaisar Bukhari, HOD CSE – Dr. Roohi Naaz, and Semicolon Faculty Coordinator – Dr Shaima Quershi for supporting this event.

They also expressed their gratitude to Dr Aamir Ahsan for providing five Pre-Fabricated Halls for the conduction of this event.

The semicolon is one of the leading Coding & Technical Clubs of North India and the biggest in our state. The semicolon is also the Organizing body of one of North India’s largest Technical Fest – ‘Exordium’. Semicolon Alumni are placed in a top corporation like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, etc. around the globe.


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