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CAMPUS CONNECT

Special camp focuses on `healthy youth'



FOCUS ON HEALTH: The NSS volunteers of G.R.G. Polytechnic College at Annur.

G.R.G. POLYTECHNIC College conducted a special camp for its NSS volunteers from November 15 to 24. The theme was `Healthy Youth for Healthy India'. The volunteers stayed at Pachapalayam village at Annur to carry out various activities related to the theme. They stayed with the villagers and educated them on various aspects like yoga, meditation, AIDS awareness, preparing of health mix, rainwater harvesting and maintaining a clean environment. They also planted saplings and took out rallies to create awareness among the people about social issues.

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THE MAHARAJA Institute of Technology along with KG Hospital organised a voluntary blood donation camp at the institute premises recently. Nearly 50 units of blood were collected from the students and faculty. The blood was donated to the KG Hospital blood bank.

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AVINASHILINGAM UNIVERSITY for Women organised for a sapling planting programme recently at the Avinashilingam Nagar campus. Some 50 saplings were planted. Organised by the faculty of Engineering and Education, the first sapling was planted by the Chancellor, K. Kulandaivel. The programme was held in order to mark the 50th year celebration of the university and also to sensitise the society on the importance of keeping the environment clean and green. Deans of various faculties, Heads of Departments and faculty members participated.

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HINDUSTHAN COLLEGE of Engineering and Technology organised a two-day national conference on Soft Computing recently. Prabhuchari, Manager, HR, Cognizant Technology Solutions, who was the chief guest, underlined the importance of communication skills, fortification of rudiments and the significance of team work. K. Thangavel, Professor and Head of Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Periyar University, Salem, inaugurated the conference and spoke to the students on soft computing and computing, which included analytical and numerical methods to achieve the ideal results.

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THE N.G.P. College of Education inaugurated the Parent-Teacher Association recently. Chairman Nalla G. Palaniswami said that teachers should possess a good sense of teaching skill. He urged the students to be aware as to what they should do for the society. Secretary Thavamani Palaniswami said that when the suggestions of parents were implemented it would help the students and teachers. The institution of Parent-Teacher Association was commended by many and its usefulness towards the growth of the college was explained.

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THE NSS and Youth Red Cross units of the Maharaja Prithvi Engineering College, Avinashi, jointly conducted a sapling plantation programme recently in the college premises. More than 50 saplings were planted. The faculty and students enthusiastically participated in the programme.

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THE DEPARTMENT of Information Technology of the V.L.B. Janakiammal College of Engineering and Technology organised a national technical symposium `TACHEYONS `06' recently. Srinoth Tanaki, Regional Manager of Wipro Info Tech, who was the chief guest, highlighted the features and usage of Blade server that significantly reduced the area of server installation. He stressed on the importance of communication skills and hard work for becoming successful in life. "Right skills, right labour and effective communication are the right formula for success," he said. There were paper presentations, C-debugging and quiz competitions.

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THE DEPARTMENT of Biotechnology of the SNMV College of Arts and Science organised a seminar on functional role of biodiversity recently. S. Paulsamy, Reader, Department of Botany and Research of Kongunadu College of Arts and Science, spoke on the role of biodiversity. He mentioned the importance of most of the endangered species of plants and animals and the need to save these living beings. Only awareness could save these species, he said. Students from the M. Sc Biotechnology participated and had interaction sessions with the distinguished panel members.

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THE ECO Club of PSG College of Nursing was inaugurated recently by P.C. Tayagi, Conservator of Forests. He stressed the importance of students being involved in conserving and restoring the eco-system. He spoke on the use of vermicelli for soil recycling. Presentations on global warming and green house effect were made.

The nursing students were made to understand their role in nurturing nature and their concern towards global warming.

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THE SCHOOL of Business Management of Bharathiar University organised a workshop on `Effective use of database' in collaboration with the CMIE. The workshop attracted research scholars, professors and students from various departments. Sethuraman, Manager of CMIE, gave an insight into the complexities involved in the compilation of available data. He emphasised the need for effective use of database.

AMUTHA KANNAN

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