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The Urumu Dhanalakshmi College at Kattur in Tiruchi is preparing its 500-odd new entrants to the various degree courses offered through English medium, through a weeklong `Intensive Bridge Course'.
According to the Principal (in charge), R. Thiagarajan, the first-year undergraduate students will be taught the essentials of English language, to familiarise them with academic terminology and help them grasp their subjects. The course is coordinated by David Sydney Basil of the Department of English.
The National College Principal, M. Nagarajan, outlined the indispensable role played by English as a global language, and advised the students to learn to speak in English.
The UDC secretary, Mothi S. Rajagopal, spoke of the utility of libraries in sharpening the talents of students.
M. M. Shahul Hameed, Head, Department of Zoology, Jamal Mohamed College, took part in the 11th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA11) held in Madrid last month. The theme of the event was `Widening the Radiation Protection World.'
Dr. Shahul Hameed presented his paper in one of the nine major scientific thematic areas Radiation Protection of the Public on the bioaccumulation of a few radionuclides by the abiotic and biotic components of the Pak Strait, South East Coast of India.
More than 1,200 papers were presented in the weeklong Congress, by participants from 78 countries.
Two students of the Jenneys Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management, one among the 11 institutions in the State approved by the All India Council for Technical Education to conduct three-year Diploma in Hotel Management and Catering Technology, have achieved State-level academic distinctions in the final board examinations of April 2004, conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education.
Louie Lawrence Felix stood fifth and Madonna Krubhakaran sixth. These students stood first and second in the district.
These students, who are among the 30 deputed from the institution to France for advanced training, are working in Hotel De Lon Dres and Les Servella Moulins respectively.
The Periyar College of Pharmacy has been ranked first among the 38 self-financing pharmacy colleges in the State in the 2003-2004 D.Pharm examinations, by the Directorate of Medical Education.
Out of 118 students who appeared for the examination, 115 have passed. The Principal, Rukmani Devi, attributed this achievement to the college's e-library, and its tie- ups with hospitals and medical industries that helped the students keep themselves abreast of the developments.
The students of the Visual Communication Department of the Holy Cross College, Tiruchi, considered themselves fortunate to interact with Vanitha Rangaraju Ramanan of Oscar fame.
Having played an essential role in the winning of the Oscar for Shrek, an animated movie, Ms. Vanitha did not take long to initiate students into the world of animation.
Responding to queries from inquisitive students, the Oscar awardee virtually threw open the doors for their career in advertising, or into designing video games, CD covers and textiles.
She simplified the concept of three-dimensional virtual animation and explained the technical processes involved in the making of Shrek.
The enthusiastic audience had bouts of disappointment too, since Shrek could be screened only in bits and pieces. Yet, the screening helped them conceptualise the animated characters.
Ms. Vanitha also used the opportunity to go down memory lane as an alumnus of the Holy Cross Girls High School. Ravi of the Nimay Ghosh film society presented her with one of his paintings as a memento.
The Nimay Ghosh Film Society secretary, K. Mahadevan, presided.
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