The Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) is an international learned society for computing. It is an umbrella organisation for academic and scholarly interests in computer science, worldwide. It was founded in 1947 and its motto is “Advancing Computing as a Science and Profession”. ACM is organised into 171 local chapters and 37 special interest groups. Additionally, there are over 500 colleges and university chapters. ACM publishes over 50 journals specified to subfield of computer science. ACM provides advance memberships to distinguish the ones with demonstrated performance. There are presently about 958 Fellows out of 75000 professional members.
As we have many university student chapters worldwide, so do we at GITAM. The GITAM ACM student chapter was introduced in the year 2014, with the support of our Head of The Department, Dr. P.V Nageswara Rao. The students here get an opportunity to interact and learn a lot from their peers. Over the past few years, many fests have been organised where the students were able to showcase their latent skills in various technical and non-technical fields. By organising a number of interactive sessions, the student chapter encourages the students to discuss and implement their ideas in the field of computer science.
Techcellence is one of the most awaited fests in the University. There were three successful fests organised over the past 2 years witnessing many active participants. The gradient increase in the of participants from 500 to 1000 itself shows how intriguing the events were.