BUDDING LAWYERS OF SAVEETHA LAW SCHOOL GOT A LESSON ON “HOW TO PROTECT PERSONAL SENSITIVE DATA ON GADGETS”
Are you suffering from Nomophobia? Wondering what it is? It’s an irrational fear of “my phone is not with me syndrome, a new form of disorder among the youth. People especially youngsters are so hooked up to their mobile phones for playing games, watching movies, videos etc. Be aware of the cell phone you are carrying in your pocket, don’t keep nude pictures or pornographic content or pirated videos in the phone.
These tips were given by Mumbai based lawyer and cyber expert Adv. Prashant Mali who had conducted an awareness programme on “Cyber Security and Cyber crimes via Real life cases, precautions and remedies“ at Saveetha School of Law, SIMATS, Chennai on Saturday (2nd march, 2019). The session was organised for law students and academicians of Saveetha School of law and nearby colleges. Around 100 attendees from Chennai, Kerala and Madurai participated in the event. Mr. Mali visited city as part of his #cybervoayage campaign to raise awareness about cyber crimes.
Mr. Mali interacted with the students and explained to them various form of cyber offences which youngsters are prone to commit either knowingly or just for fun. He cited real life cases of revenge porn and highlighted the importance of a “break up ceremony” where the estranged couple should meet and delete all the personal sensitive information from each others devices.
Mr.Mali’s session was followed by an interactive session by Mr. Sriram, founder of Primefort Solutions pvt. Ltd. He is a professional ethical hacker, and he explained to the students about, what is hacking and shared tips for not getting hacked. He explained about the the recent attacks in the cyber world like ransomware, Momo and blue whale.
The noon session was carried out by Mr. Karthikeyan, advocate specialised on cyber security, he explained about the scope of the cyber security and the difficulties in it. He deliberated about the international legal perspectives and explained the real commercial game behind the smartphone applications and their agreement with the consumers.
Saveetha Engineering Industries-Industry within the Institute Campus
Saveetha School of Engineering, in a pioneering move has established “Saveetha Engineering Industries” (SEI) – An industry within the institute campus. This is an added feather in the cap of SIMATS, besides the industry relevant curriculum specially designed for Saveetha students by injecting experts from industries in Board of studies.
SEI with its unique facility is a keystone in promoting entrepreneurship among the students as it creates a platform to have hands-on experience in applied engineering solutions thereby easing the student to engineer transition. Students will have an opportunity to “earn while they learn”. Students will secure Internship though Industry Institute Interaction cell (IIIC) exclusively for this purpose and Full time work opportunity in SEI as well as in allied industries. Training and certification programs are also underway. Manifold benefits of having an industry within the campus also include proactive identification and resolution of skill-gap in the industry, forecasting skill requirements and articulating key business plans that can be addressed by technology.
This facility which is first of its kind in India, commenced in August 2018 at the august hands on Mr. Ponnuswami, chairman, CII, Tamil Nadu and MD of Pon Pure Chemicals and is a house to equipment of over one crore rupees (Rs. 1 Cr). At the outset, SEI houses two world class CNC machines, a Production Planning & Control Centre and Quality Testing & Assurance Centre. Also, above centers will be a home for two more machines erected and operated by Precision Machine and Auto Components (P) Ltd. Focus of SEI is to increase the number of industrial partners spread over several branches. SEI will have a huge impact on the proliferation of engineering knowledge and the quality of engineers produced by the institution.
Benefits of bringing industry into an institute campus, in inexhaustible. Firstly, it is analogous to having a hospital attached to a medical college. Dr. N. M. Veeraiyan, Honorable Chancellor of SIMATS has opined that in order for a medical student to become a doctor, a hospital experience is mandatory while he is in the medical college. Similar experience has to be extended to the engineering graduates.
Academia and industry are two important pillars of our economy. A robust collaboration between the two will augur well for our developing economy, enabling innovation, growth in the education system and producing an employment-ready workforce. SEI is a step in that direction.