ACM India and iSIGCSE Chapter Webinar Series on Education on Tuesday, 31 October

ACM India and iSIGCSE Chapter Webinar Series on Education on Tuesday

31 October, 6:00 pm IST

with Viraj Kumar

"Should CS Programs Emphasize Prompt Engineering?"

ACM India jointly with iSIGCSE Chapter organizes the next webinar in the Education webinar series on another interesting topic, which discusses whether computer science degree programs should place increased emphasis on prompt engineering in the wake of rising prominence of Large Language Models and Generative AI.

Register Now for this session jointly organized by the ACM India and the iSIGCSE Chapter to be presented on Tuesday, 31 October 2023 at 6:00 pm IST by Dr.Viraj Kumar, Professor, Kotak-IISc ML Centre, Indian Institute of Science(IISc), Bangalore.

Registrations are limited, so please register early and secure your spot.

Session is open to all. All educators, academicians, industry professionals and students are welcome to attend the webinar. Feel free to forward this communication to those who would be interested.

Note: You can also stream this webinar on your mobile device, including smartphone and tablet.


60 minutes (including audience Q&A)


Generative AI models are capable of producing complex artefacts, including non-trivial programs, from natural-language prompts. These models work particularly well when these prompts are carefully structured. As a result, there is a mushrooming of courses and certifications on Prompt Engineering. This talk will focus on Prompt Engineering in the context of code generation, and will explore the following question: Should CS programs emphasize Prompt Engineering as a skill?

Bio of the Presenter:

Dr Viraj Kumar is a Visiting Professor at the Kotak-IISc AI-ML Centre at IISc Bangalore. His primary research area is Computer Science Education, and his recent work has focused on the implications of Generative AI on programming pedagogy and assessment. He is an elected member of the ACM India Council, and he chairs its Education Committee. Prof Kumar obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2007, and since 2011 he has taught Computer Science at several institutions in India. He served as a consultant to the Kasturirangan Committee to draft the National Education Policy (NEP 2020) and later as a consultant to the Ministry of Education's Committee to create the National Curriculum Frameworks. He has conducted numerous training programmes for both CS faculty (most recently, in partnership with NPTEL) and school teachers.


Chitra Babu, Member of ACM India Learning Initiatives Committee

Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, Chennai.