SAINTGITS IEEE PES SB chapter in association with IEEE- IAS SB organized an expert talk and interactive session on modern optimization techniques on 17-March-2018. The faculty members and P.G students from various departments attended the event. The sessions were handled by Dr. Vinod Chandra S. S., Director Computer Centre, Kerala University. The talk covered modern optimizations techniques like Ant-colony and Bee-colony optimization techniques which motivated the participants to do interdisciplinary research and triggered discussions on possible areas of research. Total 33 participants attended the full day session out of that 2 participants are from Rajiv Gandhi Institute and Technology, Pampady. The session started at 10.30 am with an introductory speech about the guest speaker by Dr.Jaimol Thomas HOD, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Morning session covered the Ant-colony optimization techniques and algorithm. Bee-colony optimization technique and particle swarm optimization was introduced and algorithms were discussed in the afternoon session. Dr. Pinkymol K.P, IEEE- PES Saintgits SB advisor extended the vote of thanks and Dr. Jaimol Thomas presented memento to the guest speaker. The participation certificates were distributed online. The program came to end at 3.15 p.m.