In the present day scenario, the open source software is replacing the proprietary software because of manifold advantages they have over proprietary software. Even though Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) is widely used, much of the computer science research community has yet to fully recognise its potential to change the world of research and developement of software intensive systems across disciplines.

The establishment of this research and development centre is expected to create a unique opportunity to all stake holders of the institute. The facility so created shall be useful to carry out research/developement/training/consultancy related to open source software. The centre will customize the open source software according to the requirements. It will also train the students and facilities of our institute and will involve them in the developement and customisation of recent open source software.

The Open Source Software Research and Developement Center will function in Computer Science & Engineering Department under the supervision of Dr. Sunita Yadav, HoD CSE. The Composition of the team, the functionaries and the funtion to be performed are listed below:-

Advisory Board
Dr. R.K. Agarwal, Director, AKGEC (Chairman)
Dr. Sunita Yadav, HoD CSE (Member)
Special Invitees from other departments.
Working Committee
Center Head - HoD CSE
Chief Organiser - Dr. Arun Kumar Yadav
Project Implementation Committee
Principal Investigator(PI) - Faculty, on project basis
Research Assistant(RA) - Student, on project basis

Activities/Events

CYPHER ’20

OSS R&D Centre, conducted “Cypher’20” – a Workshop on Web security on 29th February & 1st March 2020. ‘Cypher’20’ was a workshop conducted to spread awareness amongst college students about cyber security paving a way towards building a strong foundation. The workshop was mainly focused on ways to secure application and spread awareness about threats in modern technology and ways to prevent them.

The workshop was successfully conducted in the Computer Centre – 1 (CS-IT Block) from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on 29th March 2020 and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on 1st March 2020. Total 72 students registered for the workshop. The workshop fulfilled its main purpose- ‘To introduce the students the basics of web security and spread awareness for it.

Code-O-Fiesta 2019

OSS R&D Centre, AKGEC in association with CodeChef conducted “Code-O-Fiesta 2019 – an Online Coding Contest on 26 September 2019. ‘Code-O-Fiesta’ was an initiative which aroused from a combative attitude that paves a way towards building a strong foundation. The contest was basically a step to upgrade the knowledge and combative spirit of students regarding their coding skills and competence. The contest was successfully conducted in the CSE Labs from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm on 26 September 2019. Total 70 teams (97 Students) registered for the event and out of these 43 teams (69 Students) actually participated in the event. Out of total registered teams, 18 teams (27 students) were from non CS/IT branch. A set of 5 questions were given to the candidates to solve within the time limit (2 hours) and teams were ranked by CodeChef on the basis of marks and the time engrossed to solve the problem.

CYPHER (2019)

OSS R&D Centre conducted “Cypher’19” – a Workshop on Cyber security and Linux on 09 & 10 March 2019. ‘Cypher 19’ was a workshop conducted to spread awareness amongst college students about cyber security paving a way towards building a strong foundation. The workshop was mainly focused on ways to secure application and spread awareness about threats in modern technology and ways to prevent them. The workshop was successfully conducted in the Computer Centre – 1 (CS-IT Block) from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on 9 March 2019 and 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on 10 March 2019. Total 45 students registered for the workshop.

The Codechef Event (2018)

CONATUS and OSS R&D Centre, AKGEC in association with CodeChef conducted “Code-O-Fiesta 2018 – an Online Coding Contest on 20 September 2018. ‘Code-O-Fiesta’ was an initiative which aroused from a combative attitude that paves a way towards building a strong foundation. The contest was basically a step to upgrade the knowledge and combative spirit of students regarding their coding skills and competence. The top 3 teams were awarded with Rs 1500, Rs 1000 and Rs 500 respectively and certificates.

The Codechef Event (2017)

The event was conducted on 6 September, 2017 where over 60 teams participated in the coding event powered by CodeChef and OSSRNDC. The top 3 teams were awarded with Rs 1000, Rs 800 and Rs 500 respectively and certificates.

The Triwazard Tournament (2017)

The event was conducted on 4 March 2017 where over 30 teams participated in first round. In the final round 3 teams were selected based on their coding performance in previous rounds. The winner teams were awarded with certificates.