Profs, Timetables and Results, KGP summarized: Highlights from Demo Day #10
With a happy beginning of the new year, Metakgp was back with its biweekly tradition of Demo Days wherein KGPians share with us their recent projects.
Video of the session happening on Hangouts
- Rate My Prof By defcon007
Rate My Prof does exactly what it sounds like. KGPians can rate and view ratings of professors for a particular subject before taking it up. This awesome app, allows everyone to view professor data, but to rate professors, you need to have a valid @iitkgp.ac.in email address.
Viewing a prof’s ratings is as simple as selecting the subject and the name of the professor. Along with a few ratings, some selected tags for the prof can also be seen.
To submit a rating, the user has to login using his email address and a password sent via email to the academic email id. But the app promises to keep data anonymous and requires an email address so that ratings are not repeated.
- What-Slot By arnav-t
What-slot (https://what-slot-kgp.herokuapp.com/) was born out of the need to choose additional subjects that don’t clash with your major subjects. Timetable slot clash while taking up additional subjects has been a major source of woes for many KGPians, and what-slot helps in reducing that stress.
What-slot was designed with keeping user simplicity in mind, and its easy and simple to use UI shows just that. To view a course in the timetable, the user has to select a course from the search bar above and the time table slots show up in the weekly calendar down below.
Additional courses are needed by KGPians trying to complete their minor. Hence. the courses required by the minor curricula show up in the tab on the right.
Also, to see if the subjects don’t clash with your current timetable, the user can upload an ICS file created by GYFT.
- Noti-FIRE By vipul999ujawane
Noti-FIRE, currently still in the development stage, is basically a script that notifies you when the results have arrived.
After the end semester is over, the results take around 20–25 days to arrive, and the moment they arrive, the servers hang horribly. Noti-FIRE attempts to tackle this problem by sending the user with a notification that results are out, and the user can be the first one to look for his results. Noti-FIRE pings the parent portal in short intervals, and checks whether the results can be accessed. If yes, sends out an email containing the link to access one’s results.
Future plans where discussed where, the email notification can contain the results itself for the user, with data being scraped from Parents Portal. Also, a web front-end can be developed for user registration.
The demo day ended with Arnav winning the cash prize selected via the wheel of fortune.
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