Mangaluru : In collaboration with IEEE Mangalore subsection, the IEEE Srinivas University Student Branch is hosting the National Level Paper Contest for Ph.D. students on 21-11-2020 in virtual mode. The contest will be held in two categories- Computer Science and Computer Systems. About 50 research scholars have already registered and submitted scholarly articles. Among the articles received, nine papers in each category are selected and they will be presented on the day of the contest. The best paper in each category will be awarded Rs 5000/- cash prize. The virtual inauguration of the contest will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Dr. Vasudeva, Counselor, IEEE Student Branch, SMVITM Bantakal, Treasurer, IEEE Mangalore Sub Section will be the chief guest, Dr. Niranjan Chiplunkar, Principal, NMAMIT, Nitte, Past Chair, IEEE Mangalore Sub Section will be the guest of honour. The programme will be presided over by Dr. P. S. Aithal, Vice-Chancellor, Srinivas University, Head, IEEE Srinivas University Student Branch. The valedictory programme of the National Level Paper contest will be held in virtual mode at 4:00 p.m. on 21-11-2020. Dr Karunakar A. Kotegar, Senior Member, IEEE, Professor and Head, Dept of Computer Application, MIT Manipal will be the chief guest, Prof P Shridhara Acharya, Dean, CCIS, Srinivas University will be the guest of honour, and Dr P. S. Aithal, Vice-Chancellor, Srinivas University, Head, IEEE Srinivas University Student Branch will be the President of the function. The conveners of the National Level Paper Contest are Dr. U. C. Niranjan, Chair, IEEE Mangalore Subsection, and Dr. Krishna Prasad K, Counselor, IEEE Srinivas University Student Branch. Dr A. Jayanthiladevi, Advisor, IEEE Srinivas University Student Branch said that for young researchers, it is an opportunity to participate and learn about scholarly paper writing and presentation skills.