In october 2003, about eleven oits members from sambalpur area wanted that we may open the sambalpur chapter of oits. The president then located the earlier members around sambalpur area, and also asked some members outside orissa whether they would like to join this chapter. The executive committee which met on 16.11.2003 then approved that we may open this chapter as per article 6 of the bylaws, and convenor for this chapter, B Patel of G M College, sambalpur was intimated accordingly.

The chapter was formally inaugurated by Prof M C Dash, vice-chancellor, sambalpur university, in a function at G M College premises on 29.11.2003. Prof Arun Pujari, of hyderabad university, was the chief speaker. He gave an illuminating semi-technical talk on artificial intelligence. The Secretary, Dr B Patel talked about the interesting programs that were there during cit2003, and also about the future programs of the sambalpur chapter. Principal G M College was the guest of honour, and S P Misra, president, oits, presided over the function. Prof Pujari had also given a technical talk before the inauguration meeting, which was in the afternoon.

The chapter began with a seed money of Rs.10,800+Rs.8,000, with the first being from the registration fees of fourteen members, and, the second being a donation by S P Misra, as he had a speial attachment to sambalpur as his father, Prof Narayan Misra was the first principal of G M College, which was the beginning of higher education in that area. He also thought that the amount should be reasonable as by rules, at least half of it shall go as a fixed deposit. The name of the account of sambalpur chapter is oits-sbp.

The sambalpur chapter at present has eighteen members, including one member who joined after the chapter was inaugurated. There are a few more members who were enquiring about joining the chapter.

The Secretary has intimated that the following are the executive committee members of the chapter (updated till April, 2004):

1. President: S K Sanyal, Principal, UCE Burla

2. Vice-President: C R Tripathy, UCE Burla

3. Secretary: B Patel, G M College, Sambalpur

4. Treasurer: A P Dash, G M College, Sambalpur

5. Advisor: Arun K Pujari, Un of hyderabad

6. G N Dash, sambalpur uni, member

7. S K Sahoo, GM College, member.

Let us all wish the sambalpur chapter all success.


Organised by sambalpur chapter

22nd and 23rd March, 2004

Here 141 delegates had registered for the workshop. Out of them, there were 10 life members of OIT-sbp, 13 faculties from nearby colleges, rest being students from different branches like MCA, Engnieering. Msc comp. sc., Physics, Mathematics, Botany and Life Sciences.

Professor Sudarsan Padhy, Utkal University, Vanivihar delivered talks on parallel computing in three different sessions.

On 22.03.04, in the first session he illustrated the same through different examples like weather forecasting, image processing etc. emphasizing the importance of Parallel Alogorithms over serial Algorithms, and, taking different examples developed the problems on Parallel Algorithm. In the second Session some more developements in the problems of parallel alogorithms with multiprogramming and multi processing systems were considered.

The uniqueness in the workshop was practical demonstrations as needed. Ajit kumar Nayak, Silicon Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar, demonstrated in two different sessions about clustering of different work stations through Linux with the syntax to write programs using MPI. The programmes were demonstrated to the students. This approch creates a lot of interest among the students for the problems of parallel algorithms.

There were Two Tea Breaks and One lunch break for all the delegates.

On 23.03.04 Professor Padhy developed the problems of parallel algorithms and proved the results.

Ajit Kumar Nayak demonstrated more programs of parallel algotithms to the delegates.

In the after noon session Prof Padhy delivered a talk on Bio-Informatics which was followed by another talk from Prof A.P.Dash, G.M.College. There were two Tea Breaks and one lunch for all the delegates.

A feed back Form were circulated to all deligates and their views were collected, which was enthusiastic and positive.

The main feature of this workshop was its multidisciplinary nature with the delegates also belonging to diverse disciplines.

Birendra Patel, Secretary, oits-sbp

(S.P Misra)


Professor S P Misra, Orissa Information Technology Society,

Kanan Vihar HIG Colony, Bhubaneswar 751031, India.

Tel: 91-674-2740810 (H), mobile:9437000810

email: spmisra1@sancharnet.in; spmisra@iopb.res.in; spmisra1@yahoo.com