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Proud moment: The second batch of Chinese students who completed their course at Bharathiar University all set to return to China to put their education to good use.
The third graduation day of Karpagam College of Education was held at the Karpagam University premises recently. R. Karpaga Kumaravel, Chancellor, Madurai Kamaraj University, was the chief guest. He said the road map of higher education of India should follow the system of virtual mode of learning. He urged the teachers to keep themselves updated in their respective disciplines.
The EEE Department of Info Institute of Engineering conducted a seminar on “Management System Awareness Programme”. It was organised jointly with the Bureau of Indian Standards. Various experts spoke on topics related to the theme. Students were informed on the standards in industries, overview of the Bureau and management systems with respect to manufacturers and product standards. A magazine “Techzine” was released on the occasion.
The Association “Bioxplorer” of the Department of Bioinformatics of Kongunadu Arts and Science College was launched recently. P.R. Padma, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Avinashilingam University for Women, inaugurated the association and spoke on “Microarray Data Analysis”. She said the subject had wide scope for bioinformatics professionals. The Government of India had approved a large grant for research in
the field of microarray technology, realising its wide applicability, she added.
The School of Biotechnology of SNMV College of Arts and Science conducted a group debate on “Impact of Genetically Modified Food”. One group spoke on the advantages and the wide-spread applications in biological and medical research, production of pharmaceutical drugs, experimental medicine, etc. The opposite group said the genetic engineering of food and its products was inherently dangerous for humans, animals and the environment at large. The moderator came
to the conclusion that genetically modified crops were needed, but considering the ethical and health issues.
The Department of Food Science and Nutrition of the Avinashilingam University for Women observed the World Breast Feeding Week. Various events were planned on the basis of the theme “Breast Feeding - A Vital Emergency Response. Are You Ready” Various resource persons spoke on the theme and stressed the importance of breast feeding. Students were informed that more than two-third infant deaths were associated with inappropriate feeding practices during the firs
t year of birth. Importance of giving colostrum, the first milk secreted for nutrient potential was also stressed.
The Eco Club of the Department of Management of Dr. G.R. Damodaran College of Science organised a lecture on “Environmental Awareness”. K. Kalidasan, President, OSAI, was the chief guest. He pointed out the various issues related to the environmental degradation. Even developed nations were realising the value of preserving flora and fauna and were taking consistent efforts to prevent its erosion.
The Department of Electronics and Communication Systems of Sri Krishna Arts and Science College launched the Ecsnova Samskriti - the Yoga, Science, Arts and Sports Clubs. P. Arulmozhivarman, Associate Professor, Vellore Institute of Technology, inaugurated the Samskriti and spoke on the importance of developing the inner growth of students to make them complete human beings and bring out their potential without being in conflict with the rest of the existence.
The Department of Mechatronics Engineering of Kumaraguru College of Technology organised a symposium “Matrix 2009” recently. Ananth Seshan, Chairman and Managing Director, Fifth Generation Technologies Private Limited, Chennai, was the chief guest. The events included paper presentation, project display, quiz, 3D modelling, and display of robotic equipment. More than 300 participants took part. The prizes for the various events were distributed by S. Asokan, Ge
neral Manager, District Industries Centre, Coimbatore.
Engineers’ Day was celebrated at Easa College of Engineering and Technology. V. Selladurai, Principal, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, said the convergence of technology, controlling of finance, research and development, use of latest technology, preservation of water, use of solar energy system, zero waste, etc., would solve the problems faced by humans. Students were told that the day was to commemorate the eminent Indian engineer M. Visvesvarya.
The School of Hotel Management and Catering Science of AJK College of Arts and Science conducted a workshop on Kashmiri Pandit Cuisine. Suman Kaul, Kashmiri Food Consultant, guided the students in preparing Veth Chaman, Razmah Dal Achar, and other such items that were the mainstay of Kashmiri pandits.
Professional guidance: Suman Kaul, Kashmiri Food Consultant, guiding the students of Hotel Management and Catering Science at AJK College of Arts and Science during the workshop conducted on Kashmiri Pandit Cuisine.
The Bharathiar Management Association of the Bharathiar School of Management and Entrepreneur Development, Bharathiar University, was launched recently. Inaugurating the association, Robinson Edward, Associate Vice-President and Branch Head, ING Vysya Bank, said students must focus on reality and problems prevailing in society. Ajay Kumar Singh, Director, Centre for Personnel Talent, Defence Research and Development Organisation, urged students to transform any situation i
nto an opportunity.
The Department of Commerce of CSI Bishop Appasamy College of Arts and Science organised a seminar on “Crime and its Causes”. P. Govindarasan, Deputy Inspector General of Prisons, Coimbatore, spoke on the topic. He explained various kinds of crime and its causes and punishments. He mentioned that heredity, poverty and population were the main causes of crime. Issues like crime-capital punishment and life imprisonment were discussed.
Ranganathan Engineering College conducted an awareness programme on A (H1N1) influenza for self-help groups in and around Viraliyur village. B. Mohammed Ali, Medical Superintendent, and M. Gowrishankar, Assistant Surgeon, ESI Hospitals, were the resource persons. The doctors explained the causes of A (H1N1) flu and how it could be prevented. The women were informed the steps to be followed for effective prevention of the flu.
A value-added course on “Entrepreneurship Awareness” was held for students of civil, electrical, electronics and mechanical engineering students of Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology.
It was held in collaboration with the Tamil Nadu Industrial Investment Corporation Limited. The aim of the programme was to create confidence among the engineering students to start new business ventures and run them successfully.
R. Ravichandran, Chairman, Rosun Group of Companies, spoke on the requirements that were needed to run a successful business.
The Association of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Department of Coimbatore Institute of Engineering and Information Technology was inaugurated by Rajkumar Baratham, Group Manager, ECU HW Development, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Limited.He informed the students about the skills and talents companies expected of students during the time of placements.
Coimbatore Marine College conducted a campus interview. MSC Ship Management (India) Limited came to recruit for their personnel needs. Vikram Gokhale, Manager, Training, conducted the campus interview for the BE Marine Engineering students and GME cadets. Nearly 25 cadets were selected by the company.
The Department of Management Studies of Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College conducted ICONS - an interactive session with some chief executive officers.
Jayakumar Ramdass, Managing Director, Mahendra Submersible Pumps Private Limited, N. Subramaniam, Managing Director, Habasit Iakoka Private Limited, and D. Gandhikumar, Managing Director, Gandhikumar Foundry, were the resource persons. They briefed th
e students on what were required to become a successful business person.
The Department of Science and Humanities of VLB Janakiammal College of Engineering and Technology launched its Science Association. P. Thirumalvalavan, Registrar, Bharathiar University, was the chief guest. He told the students that India would reach great heights based on the three factors that it had - low cost, high percentage of English speaking population and scientific approach. Though pure science was losing its lustre, it was being given a new dimension to make it
attractive to the young minds, he said.
Aswin Rozario, a first year B. Com. student of SNR Sons College, won the first prize in an essay writing competition conducted by Life Insurance Corporation, Divisional Office, Trichy Road. The competition was held in connection with the 53rd anniversary of LIC of India. The topic of the competition was “Need for Insurance among Young Generation”.
A symposium “Pravaah 2009” was held at PPG Institute of Technology. Various events like paper presentation, circuit debugging, technical quiz, best engineer, LAN gaming, project presentation and surprise events were held. Students from various colleges took part in the competitions. Prizes were given away by K. Srinivas Bhat, representative of Motors India, Coimbatore.
The NSS units of Sankara College of Science and Commerce celebrated NSS Day. Students were stressed the importance of tree plantation and rain water harvesting by A. Mohana Sundram, Head, Department, Commerce, Sree Narayana Guru College.
The Department of Information Technology of Kovai Kalaimagal College of Arts and Science conducted a seminar on “Gimmicks of Multimedia”.
R. Padmavathy, Centre Director, Sai Computers, spoke on the topic. She said in spite of the downturn in the Information Technology sector, multimedia was booming. She informed the students about the importance of multimedia and the opportunities avail
able to them in the field.
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