On 11TH October 2017 Department of Computer Applications had organized an Industrial Visit to Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIAP), Bangalore. The visit was organized for the students of III MCA and V MCA (57 Students). The team started from college at 9.30 AM in college bus with two professors and reached IIAP at 10.15 AM. Students were greeted well by researcher Mr.Varun. They were given a tour in the premises where they were given explanation about the inception of IIAP with the current developments in the organization.
Mr. Hemant explained about the working of Heliostat with a small setup in IIAP premises. Student was happy and amazed to see that. After this students were taken to photonics division where they saw how telescope lenses are made.
Students were also provided with refreshments. Post refreshments there was a session on posters –IIA research activities, existing and upcoming observing facilities. Students were also given details on the latest TMT (Thirty Meter Telescope) development.
In the end there was a talk by Prof. U.S.Kamath followed by QA session. Students were guided on the implementation of Computers in every research aspect of astrophysics.
The Industrial visit to IIAP was definitely a magnificent exposure to students in the sector of Astrophysics and the Job opportunities available in the sector.