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“Innovation key to progress”

Staff Reporter


Southern Region Students' Conference of the ISTE inaugurated

It encompasses sessions for paper presentation, poster presentation and quiz competition


PUDUKOTTAI: The 21 {+s} {+t} century belongs to innovators, N.R.Shetty, president of the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), New Delhi, said addressing the inaugural of the Southern Region Students' Conference of the ISTE at the Sudharsan Engineering College recently.

Innovation being key to progress, students should take up research activities at a young age and make new inventions, Prof. Shetty said, urging colleges to effective facilitators by providing the right research infrastructure separately for undergraduate and post graduate students.

The conference encompassed three parallel sessions for paper presentation, poster presentation and quiz competition.

Winners of these contests were presented with cash awards and certificates.

The first three winners of paper presentation were Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology, Virudhunagar; Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai, and K.S.Rangasamy College of Technology, Coimbatore. Winners of poster presentation were Sudharsan Engineering College, Sathiyamangalam; Jayaram College of Engineering and Technology, Trichy, and Saranathan College of Engineering, Trichy. Mount Zion College of Engineering and Technology, Pudukkottai, and Mookambigai College of Engineering, Kalamavur, were winners of the quiz competition. C. Chinnaraj, Coordinator, Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme, honoured the winners with prizes.

M.S.Palanichamy, Vice Chairman, Tamilnadu State Council for Technical Education; K.Sourirajan, Former Chairman, ISTE TN & Puducherry Section; and R.Hariharan, Development Coordinator, ISTE, New Delhi, and many other luminaries also addressed the students.

Dr. Palanichamy received the first copy of the souvenir that was released by Vijay K. Sundaram, Vice Chairman, Sudharsan Educational Trust.

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