IT DEBATE – Internet of Things- A Technological Revolution or a Curse
The skill of debating is essential for students. Indeed, debate activities can be an effective way to develop the skills needed to become a modern citizen in the 21st century, including collaboration, communication, and creativity proposed that we should dedicate elevated levels of energy to pursuits that provide the ability to sustain higher education. Besides this when this debate is about technology, it becomes a learning platform to know the pros and cons of the technology. The Department of Information Technology, organized a Intra Departmental IT Debate with Topic “Internet of Things- A Technogical Revolution or a Curse” on February 19th 2021.The Debate Topic Internet of Things (IoT) was chosen as it could soon be as commonplace as electricity in the everyday lives of people. Important IoT application domains span almost all major economic sectors: health, education, agriculture, transportation, manufacturing, electric grids, and many more. However, the incorporation of the IoT into people’s lives will require evaluating implications for their safety and privacy, including the security of their personal information and the development of appropriate safeguards .Students from all years enthusiastically participated in the debate where each team comprises of two members and they have to debate in motion and against the motion. The Judgement was made by Dr Ruchika Gupta (Associate Professor- Department of Mass Communication), Dr Deepti Khanna(Associate Professor- Department of Information Technology). Before Announcement of result an assessment about the debate done by students was performed by Mr Mohit Mathur- HOD-IT and some guidance and tips of debating were provided by Dr Ruchika Gupta. The Event concluded with Announcement of results. For students motivation Cash prizes and winning certificates were distributed to students, besides this each participant got participation certificates.