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Emphasis laid on information security in crime-infested world

india Updated: Dec 10, 2006 10:55 IST
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'The future communication systems would require extensive research in the field of internet protocol which was earlier developed for worlwide connectivity.'

This view was expressed by Prof Borhannudin Mohammed Ali of UPM University, Malaysia at the inauguration of an International Conference on 'Next Generation Communication Systems' organised by JK Institute of Applied Physics and Technology, on the completion of 50 years of the institute at SN Ghosh Auditorium on Saturday.

Prof Ali said that communication systems have immense resilience and now have reached from initial tariff routing to voice, imaging and broadband wireless. He said that the use of the network  depends upon the type of its use. In his presidential speech Allahabad University Vice-Chancellor University Prof Rajen Harshe spoke about the importance of Information Security in the present crime infested world. He said that collective perseverance is needed to achieve the target of not only restoring the old laurels of the varsity but to take it further ahead. He further said the negative conversation need to be avoided and applauded the efforts of old students. He stressed upon collective perseverance, discipline to work out the implications in achieving the targets.

Guest of Honour, Vice-Chancellor , Jamia Hamdard University Dr Shamim Ahmed said that a paradigm shift has taken place in the area of scientific discovery. He said that according to chance discovery the researchers  worked on the theory and then practically applied it but nowadays researchers start their work direct from practical applications. He said that information and communication should collaborate with other fields such as life sciences for opening new avenues. He also stressed upon restructuring of education system from primary level for improvement.

Another alumnus of institute and Director  (E & I) Bhaba Atomic Research Centre (BARC), GP Srivastava said that the country faces shortage of experts and enthusiasts in the field of information and communication technology and thus we are dependent upon foreign countries. He spoke about the Wireless LAN and the importance of Information Security & Electronics Warfare in the current scenario.

In the keynote address R Mohandoss, GM, CORE talked about optimising the network looking at its rapid growth, 4G Mobile system and convergence of technology. He spoke about the digital divide and informed the gathering about the usage of current technology by the Indian Railways like usage of Anti Collision Devices, SCADA and Interlocking Mechanism for the safe travel of passengers.

Earlier HoD Prof SG Prakash welcomed the guests while Prof Rajeev Tripathi of Department of Electronics and Communication, MNNIT presented the introduction of the conference. Former  teachers Prof MS Bisht and Prof V Malviya were also present on the occasion which was a great morale booster.

Mementos were presented to Prof Borhanuddin Ali, R Mohandoss, Prof Shamim Ahmad GP Srivastava and Prof Harshe.

Convenor of the conference Prof Nar Singh presented a report on activities of the institute under the golden jubilee celebration and said that the pass-outs of the institute are at par with IITs despite the minimum cost incurred on them. Dr KK Bhutani conducted the proceedings while Prof  AP Sinha proposed the vote of thanks.

JK Alumni meet

Eminent engineers and technocrats from all parts of the country and abroad participated in the first international JK Alumni meet organised later at JK Institute. Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, Prof. Shamim Ahmad was the Chief Guest and  GP Srivastava, Director BARC, Mumbai was a Guest of Honour while Prof MS Bisht, an alumnus of the first batch presided over the function.

'KUTUMB' a brochure containing alumni details was released on the occasion by the Chief Guest. Mementos were presented to many alumni on the occasion.