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Nitin R Katakdound
Nitin R Katakdound
Association with CMS
M.Tech. Programme in Modeling and Simulation

Epoch of Association
01 Jan 2008 - 31 Aug 2013

Pre-CMS Education, Occupation, Field
MCS In Scientific Computing (Computational Science Background). IT, Research, Computational Science. Cuttent- Sr.System Analyst

Post-CMS Education, Occupation, Field
2011-13: Research Assistant (CMS, UoP); worked on library management & examination automation software, practicals & lectures conducted at CMS and Electronic Science Department, UoP; system administration for linux supercomputing clusters. Currently working as Sr System Analyst (Technical Lead); payment industry and related security (payload encryption, p2pe, ssl, AES256, RSA etc); handling point-of-sale and credit card terminal projects.

Honours and Achievements
Worked in C-DAC. Worked in ICERTIS-Microsoft - Got A Best Team Member Award for Quarter.

Curricula and teaching programmes

• It's a high quality education with a great degree 'M.Tech.' with reputed Pune University.
• The subjects, syllabus is very rich and recent. Experts from industry (Persistent, InfoSys, Cognizant, etc.) or reputed institutes (C-DAC, NCL, DIAT, IIT, NCRA, etc.) are invited to teach. Also, in house faculty is expert.
• The Programme fits for research career, industrial carrier (IT, mechanical, etc.), teaching, and for further Ph.D. study.
• Subjects like CFD, computational science (biology, chemistry, mathematics, statistics, computer science, machine learning, robotics, GIS, simulation, etc.) are presented in M&S perspective.
• Not just for industrial career but also for day to day life the syllabus is helpful


• In-house faculty is expert and always co-operative for study-seekers.
• The teacher's assistance is available for students on weekends and holidays.

Overall experience

• CMS experience was great. Work environment is very healthy. People are very co-operative.
• Yes, CMS experience helped for furthering my career.
• Teachers available for assistance in understanding and study.
• Didn't face any issue at centre.
• The study issues were all resolved.

Impact on career and growth

Yes, my post-CMS career and growth is influenced by CMS. The study at CMS has made me an expert computer programmer. My project in image processing for barcode reading shortlisted me for an industry job.

Advice for current and future students

You are at the right place if you are a study-seeker. Take advantage of the highly expert teachers, computational power, supercomputing clusters & the excellent library. Obviously, your future will be bright.

Which direction should CMS grow in?

• The intake capacity should be increased.
• Sustained and stable faculty and staff
• Need more equipped lab.
• Grow books yearly.
• The fees must be economical.

Further thoughts

• Expert faculty.
• Industry experts as visiting faculty.
• Highly equipped Lab.
• High computational power (supercomputing clusters) at CMS.
• Labs are available on holidays, weekends and after office hours.
• Library has large number of books with costly books available for students.
• Co-operative staff for effective study.

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