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Results, a phone call away

Public examination results have always been associated with fear, anxiety and tension.

In the last few years, Internet has come as a boon to these students. But queues and the mad rush at browsing centres meant further delay in knowing how exactly one fared in one of the most important exams.

How about knowing these results by just sitting at home? Sounds incredible! Well, that's possible now. The Rathinam College of Arts and Science has launched a `phone-in service' for Plus-Two students in association with the Park College of Engineering and Technology. The service named "The quickest ever Plus-Two results by phone" would be available free of cost.

The District Collector, N. Muruganandam, launched the service on Wednesday.

Students can dial 5377980 and key in their Plus Two results code number to know the results. (To get the code number, one has to call up the aforesaid number before the results are announced). This facility is available to students living in Coimbatore and neighbouring districts.

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Exhibits on various areas of Information Technology (IT) like networking, multimedia, embedded systems, multi-threading processes presented by the postgraduate and undergraduate systems hogged the limelight at `Expo IT 04', an exhibition on software development organised by the Department of Computer Science and Applications, RVS College of Arts and Science, Sulur, recently.

The expo provided the ideal platform for students to showcase their skills in software development. The sophistication of the exhibits and the creativity of the students won appreciation. There were audio-visual presentations. Information about the IT sector was also given. The expo was inaugurated by H. Newman, Secretary, RVS Educational Trust.

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The alumni of Physics Department of Sri Ramakrishna Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science got together recently to relive the cherished moments of their college life. To make it more memorable, they clubbed the meet with a one-day seminar on `Role of Physics in Science and Technology Development: Recent Advances and Future Trends.' Topics such as super heavy elements, crystallography, conducting polymers were discussed. The alumni, who are placed in different fields, scattered across the globe spoke about their days in college and their friendly association with the staff members. They also came up with suggestions for further development of the department.

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It was a medical camp organised to help the needy at Arasampalayam, a village near Kinathukadavu. The DJ Academy of Managerial Excellence's women's association `La Femme', along with the Rotary Club of Coimbatore Cosmos and Voluntary Health Services, organised the camp, which was inaugurated by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Vidya Kulkarni.

About 10 doctors and a number of pharmacists attended the camp and 455 patients benefited. Of these, 35 were identified for eye surgery and sent to Aravind Eye Hospital. The president of the village panchayat, Shanti Kanagaraj, headmaster and teachers of the Arasapalayam Middle School and village elders helped in conducting the camp.

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Workshops provide a good break from mundane college life. The mix of theory and practicals makes any subject more interesting. The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Kumaraguru College of Technology, recently conducted a two-day workshop on `Modern Tools in Electrical Engineering'.

Students and teachers from 19 colleges participated in the workshop, addressed by a slew of experts. Topics discussed included embedded systems, VLSI technology and neuro and fuzzy logic. During the valedictory function, students were asked to apply the knowledge gained during the workshop in their everyday lives.

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Tachyons 04', the valedictory function of the National Science Day, was recently celebrated in Kongunadu Arts and Science College. Dr. Alagar Ramanujam, Secretary of the Brain Trust, Aliyar, spoke on `Newtonian Law of Gravity - Rederived'.

Another paper on `Application of Vethathirian law of gravity to planetary system' was presented by Meera Devi, Head of the PG Department of Mathematics, Sri GVG Visalakshi College for Women, Udumalpet. Prizes were distributed to the winners of inter-departmental and inter-collegiate Science Day competitions. (

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(Contributed by M. Allirajan and

K. Jeshi, Vidyashree Amaresh and Subha J. Rao in Coimbatore)

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