NCC cadets create awareness on A(H1N1) flu
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For a cause: NCC cadets of Kongunadu Arts and Science College creating awareness among villagers at Vellakinar on A(H1N1) flu and its prevention.
First year MBA students of CMS Institute of Management Studies attended a 10-day residential camp “Awakening” at Karl Kubel Institute for Development Education, Anaikatti. The activities were designed to nurture the physical, mental and spiritual development of the students. Students from other business schools from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra and other parts of Tamil Nadu also participated. Various competitions were also held for the participants and prizes worth Rs. 50,000 were given away.
Dr. SNS Rajalakshmi Institute of Management administered a psychometric test for second year MBA students.
Students were made to take the test at the management laboratory of the institute. The results of the test were reviewed and each student was counselled on manoeuvring their individual attitudes and skills towards successful personality development.
More than 100 NCC cadets of Kongunadu Arts and Science College took part in a rally to create awareness about A(H1N1) flu in the areas of Vellakinar. They appealed to the villagers to protect themselves from the flu by using masks and avoiding crowded places. The rally passed through various streets and wound up at VCV Government Higher Secondary School, Vellakinar.
The “Technocrats” Association of the Department of BCA, VLB Janakiammal College of Arts and Science was inaugurated recently. A technical session on being a genius was held for the students. Karthik Kaliappan, Assistant Project Manager, Cognizant, was the resource person.
He exhorted the students to have the right attitude, as the software companies were increasingly looking not only for soft skills but also good attitude.
The Department of Bioinformatics of Dr. G.R. Damodaran College of Science organised a workshop on “Honing Soft Skills”. Sasikala Mani, the resource person spoke to the students on thinking out of the box. There were different sessions relating to the theme of the workshop. Participants were given a topic for discussion and they were assessed on their performance. They were also made to undergo a mock interview to test their skills and confidence level while attending an interview.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Karpagam College of Engineering launched the IBM Centre of Excellence at the college premises. Himanshu Goyal, Country Manager, IBM Academic Initiative, Mumbai, inaugurated the IBM Software Centre of Excellence laboratory. R. Vasanthakumar, Chairman and Managing Trustee, Karpagam Educational Institutions, said such centres set up by Information Technology companies would be responsible for making students industry-ready. He also said that there was tremendous scope for engineers in the IT sector.
Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT) hosted a five-day faculty development programme “Mission10X” conducted by Wipro Limited. Faculty members from KCT, SNS College and Adithya Institute of Technology attended the programme. The programme aimed at capacity building for continuous professional development of teachers involved in engineering education. It introduced high impact teaching skills from various disciplines and to develop innovative thinking in pedagogical practices and to introduce new approaches of teaching.
Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology got an IBM Centre of Excellence at the college premises. Himanshu Goyal, Country Manager, IBM Academic Initiative, Mumbai, inaugurated the IBM Software Centre of Excellence laboratory. Students would be trained in various IBM softwares like DB2, Webshpere, RAD, Lotus and Rational. Mr. Goyal urged the students to adapt a practical approach rather than a theoretical one to hone their skills. A memorandum of understanding for setting up of the centre was entered into by Mr. Goyal and S. Subramanian, principal of the college.
The Department of Social Work of CSI Bishop Appasamy College of Arts and Science organised a seminar on Behavioural Therapy. N. Lakshmanan, Clinical Psychologist, Madukkarai Counselling Centre, was the resource person. He spoke to the students on the different types of therapies used for neurotic people. Jacobson progressive muscle relaxation therapy, graded exposure, flooding and impulsive therapy, systematic de-sensitisation, exposure and response prevention therapy were dealt with by him.
The NSS units of KGiSL Institute of Technology organised a sapling plantation drive at the Government Higher Secondary School, Koilpalayam. About 30 saplings were planted during the drive. Some 40 volunteers participated in the drive. They cleaned the school premises and planted the saplings of neem, pungam, etc. The saplings were sponsored by Classic Polo, Tirupur.
The Department of Information Technology of Kovai Kalaimagal College of Arts and Science organised a seminar on “Developing Skills for Getting Placement”. G. Elangkavi Pandian, Proprietor, Apex Academy, spoke on the topic. He urged the students to develop the skills to excel in life.
The Department of Electronics and Communication Systems of Sankara College of Science and Commerce launched the association “Spectrum”. Mahavir Patel, Head, Department of Engineering, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solution India Limited, spoke on “Embedded System in Automobiles”. He elaborated on the importance of embedded systems in the automobile industry. He also urged the students to concentrate on developing their soft skills.
Himanshu Goyal, Country Manager, IBM Academic Initiative, Mumbai ( third right) taking a look at students working at the IBM Software Centre of Excellence laboratory that was inaugurated at Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology in the city.
The Business Line Club of Coimbatore Institute of Management and Technology organised a lecture on “Challenges and Opportunities in Marketing in Global Meltdown”. S.R. Michael, Additional Regional Manager, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company Limited, was the resource person. He urged the students to perceive the global meltdown as an opportunity rather that treat it as a threat. He exhorted them to develop the theoretical knowledge and deploy the same in the area of work.
A seminar on “Recent Trends in High Data Rate Wireless Communication” was organised by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering of Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology. P.M. Jagatheesan, Vice-President, Human Resources, Sara Elgi Group of Companies, attended the valediction of the seminar and spoke on the topic. He stressed the importance of application of wireless communication in the present scenario. He urged the students to be prepared to face the challenges of the present industrial sector and also the need for developing soft skills and managerial skills and team work.
Angappa College of Arts and Science organised an inter-school cultural and sports meet. More than 450 students from 20 schools participated in the three-day event.
The NSS units of PSG College of Technology organised a tree plantation programme in the college premises. The saplings planted would be taken care of by NSS volunteers of each department.
The Department of Biotechnology of Nehru Arts and Science College organised an awareness programme on swine flu and its precautionary measures for students of Sri Dharmakannan Matriculation School, Thirumalayam Palayam and Government High School, Thirumalayam Palayam.
The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics of Dr. NGP Arts and Science College organised a one-week workshop on fruits and vegetable preservation. S. Chandran, programme trainer, Food and Nutrition Board, Government of India, Madurai, was the resource person. He trained the students in the preparation of jam, jelly, grape crush, sauce, pickle, sprouted salad, vegetable omelette, weaning foods and preservation techniques.
The Department of Commerce of Hindusthan College of Arts and Science organised a career counselling programme for students of commerce and corporate secretaryship.
PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research organised a seminar on ragging. Resource persons from various walks of life spoke to the students on the ill-effects of ragging. Students staged a skit and also made posters on the menace of ragging and the need to welcome juniors into the fold with human dignity. L. Balaji Saravanan, Assistant Commissioner of Police, South (Law and Order), was the resource person.
Jansons Institute of Technology organised the third series of engineering and technology enrichment programme. K. Mani, Reader, Department of Botany, PSG College of Arts and Science, was the resource person. He spoke to the students on “The Mind and the Brain”. He explained the functional intricacies of the mind and the brain. Discussions were held on premonition, preordination, predestination, hallucination and reincarnation, etc.
Sri Eshwar College of Engineering inked a memorandum of understanding with National Informatics Centre (NIC), New Delhi. The college would act as a support and training centre for NIC. It gave the software CollabCAD to the college.
Amutha Kannan in Coimbatore
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