The department of MCA organized a one day seminar on ‘Software Development Trends’ on 29th December 2018. Mr.Venkatesh Rajagopal, Professional2-Service Software Delivery Coordinator, DXC Technology, Hyderabad, was the chief guest for the function. The function started on a divine note with the prayer song. Ms.P.Manjula of II MCA welcomed the gathering. The function was presided over by Dr. M.Premkumar, Principal, Paavai Engineering College. Dr.M.Premkumar, in his presidential address, insisted the students to update their knowledge every day by learning new things around the world. He emphasized the students to play the given role effectively at the time of studying and prepare themselves for employability. Finally, he stressed the students to come out from comfort zone and get ready to face the expectations of the world. The chief guest, Mr.Venkatesh Rajagopal, in his keynote address, instructed the students to gain the basics of every subject associated with them and to get 100% employability. He briefed the students about Software Development Process, Project Team Hierarchy like Head of Development, System analyst, Project Manager, Business Manager, Software Development Manager, Quality Manager and their roles in Software Development. He explained in detail about hiring process steps involved the need, plan, job description, post and promote job openings, recruiting, applicant screening, interviews, applicant talent assessment, hiring and on boarding. Then, he narrated software development trends, challenges in software development, primary programming language, tools used for project management, source code management tools, hiring criteria, developer performance, delivery problems in software teams and project execution trends, methods with live examples. The sessions were highly interactive and the queries of the students were clearly clarified by the resource person. The students were able to understand software development process concepts and develop the software along with the latest technology. Earlier, Introduction of the chief guest was given by Ms.K.R.Kiruthika of II MCA. The function concluded with vote of thanks by Ms.S.Rajpriya, II MCA. Heads of various departments and faculty members participated in the guest lecture programme and made it a grand success. Students from MCA department actively participated with full zeal and were benefitted by this programme.