BMSCE, International Alumni Association

BMS Alumni’s on STATE of BMSCE

Posted by bmsceiaa on November 21, 2006

Comment by Gurudatta

Hello to Mr.Vasant, Harsha & Yogesh.

I do find that, the current state of education at the engineering level needs to be on the innovative front, with a college like the BMSCE, it would be of more importance considering the kind of interest it generates in the job sector for the campus recruitment.

I have in fact tasted some of the hardships an alumni faces once he/she is out of the college, and still would keep counting that some day the role of an alumni in a college is treated beyond the terms of “financial contributions”..

For instance, i am very thankful to BMSCE, that i got introduced to the field of GIS in my student days, which occupied maximum interest from my side, to the extent that today i work as a Project Leader in a French based GIS firm.

As I work each day, I not only have to manage close to 30 minds at work, i have to be innovative in the process of project management. I do have many engineering recruits fresh out of college, and in spite of all their very fantastic projects in the final year, they all are so nervous and out of tune to the actual requirements at work.

Many times, i wonder how helpful it would be if BMSCE, allows its alumni on a regular basis, so as to share their experiences to the budding engineers. I am a firm believer of “failure is the stepping stone to success”.. at same time i wonder, if we as the alumni give a hint on the causes of failure, wouldn’t the fresh graduates who enter the work stream be more prepared to face the work challenges?

I have tried to approach BMSCE, with the same thought but at many occasions i have noticed that the recognition to the achievements of the alumni is not widely reaching to the existing students, since the medium of communication between the alumni and the students would be the faculty.

The best known person of interaction to an alumni is the faculty, and the role of the faculty is very important to bridge the link between the students and the alumni.

From what i have tasted as an alumni so far, the student community thinks that the Alumni are the persons, who chip in with hefty financial contributions to the institutions especially during the big events of cultural interests.

Its very much in the hands of the faculty not only to bridge the gap between the student and the alumni, also to show the different facets of an alumni.




Comment by Yogesh

Good Points by Vasant!

An ugly child that is beautifully dressed is still an ugly child! The operational aspect of the college i.e. the process of education delivery at BMSCE needs to be improved first before they can fix anything. I can never forget the way Prof. S. R. Krishnamurthy (The famous SRK) messed up my batch’s scores. The erstwhile Bangalore University expected our final year internal scores in a scale of 1-50. Although SRK knew this fully well, He sent our scores in a scale of 1-10. My score was sent to the university as 8 (out of 10). The university interpreted this as 8/50 while it should have been 40/50. The 32 marks I lost did not make a big change in my score, but there were others who went from being a distinction to first class or went from being a first class to second class degree holders. SRK did this because of some dumb political issue he had with the university. We students were made to suffer for his grouse. Numerous students from information sciences branch have fallen a victim to this political issue of his. Then there was the famous quarrel of his with Indira-amma.

That problem pales in comparison to the fact that we did not have a teacher for Electronics Devices-II, for an entire year!!! We studied for the exam by ourselves and wrote the exam. Can you imagine that?

I know that no one from BMS college is going to read this website and I don’t expect anything positive to happen. The people who are supposed to be the guardians providing oversight don’t care about the quality of education that is delivered to the students.

Sorry for writing this negative report, We can choose to cover our eyes and sing praises because we graduated from BMSCE, but this is the truth! I don’t think things will change until the people in the board who are supposed to provide oversight are fired and replaced by some competent people.

I wish the students of BMS College Good Luck! Please remember Gandhi’s famous adage “Self help is the best help”,
IS&T 1994.


Comment by Harsha



Yes, BMSCE does need more effort on improving its technical infrastructure and its technical expertise.

This article represents the current state of BMSCE, lets restore the old lost glory of this college.


State of BMSCE and Comments by BMSCE Alumni’s

State of BMSCE

Written by Vasant Honavar

http://bmsceiaa. wordpress. com/2006/ 11/17/state- of-bmsce/

Vasant Honavar

Professor and Director, Artificial Intelligence Research Laboratory

Professor and Director, Computational Intelligence, Learning, and Discovery Initiative

Professor and Chair, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Professor and Director of Research

Department of Computer Science

Iowa State University


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