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Karunya University signs MoU with Tessolve Services

Karunya University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tessolve Services Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, recently. Under the terms of the agreement, Karunya and Tessolve would jointly explore the development of technologies and improve the capabilities of common interest. Also, students would be able to pursue diploma courses in Embedded and Wireless Technology.

Hewlett-Packard (HP) Company conducted campus interviews at Vivekanandha Educational Institutions, the College of Engineering for Women, the Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women, and the Institute of Informatics and Management studies (Tiruchengode). Officials from HP, including interviewed the students. Of the 221 students interviewed, 20 received offers with a starting package of 3.25 lakh per annum.

The Department of Business Management of Kovai Kalaimagal College of Arts & Science organised a seminar on “Communicative skills” for undergraduate business students recently.

M Ramesh, PG Teacher of Government Higher Secondary School, Tirupur, conducted the programme. Mr. Ramesh emphasised the value of phonetics and suggested ways in which students could improve their communication skills. He provided information to help rural students from a regional medium background. S Natarajan, Principal of Kovai Kalaimagal College of Arts& Science addressed the gathering and G. Angaiah, the dean, offered felicitation.

The Department of Social Work from Dr. GRD College of Science organised a rural camp recently at Kurunallipalyam, a village near Pollachi.

Thirty-two students of I MSW, lead by faculty members B. Nalina and Krishnadas, organised a variety of programmes.

E-Learn India 2009, an international conference, was conducted at Black Thunder Resort recently. Union Minister of Communications and Information A. Raja inaugurated the conference and R.V. Subramonian, Principal of Dr. R.V. Arts and Science College, Karamadai, presided over the conference. Delegates from 14 universities in India, Nepal, Dubai, and Sharjah participated in the conference and presented research papers on e- learning. The Minister conferred Honorary Doctorates to several guests at the conference.

The Dr. N.G.P. Business School, Coimbatore, organised a one day faculty development programme on Emerging Paradigms in Indian Business Education on the college premises recently. About 50 faculty members from various colleges across the State participated. Dr. Nalla G. Palaniswami, Chairman of KMCH, inaugurated the conference.

The Sankara Institute of Management Science organised a seminar on personality development recently. K.P. Krishnamurthy, Corporate Head of Match point, Chennai, was the chief guest. Professor J. Srikanth, Director of the Sankara Institute of Management Science, Dr. R. Selva Kumaran, Principal of SANSAC, and Bhalaji Gurusaami, placement officer, were present at the meeting.



FOR A CAUSE: Students of the G.R. Damodaran College of Science taking out a rally to create anti-tobacoo awareness.

The National Service Scheme and Youth Red Cross of Dr. G. R. Damodaran College of Science organised an anti-tobacco awareness rally recently. Around 200 students participated in the rally, which was inaugurated by Gopalsamy, Assistant Comissioner of Police, and A. Ponnusamy, Principal, Dr. GRDCS.

Students of Masters of Social Work (MSW), RVS College of Arts and Sciences, organised a camp and took out a plastic awareness rally at Kallapalayam village, near Pappampatti. Schoolchildren and villagers participated in the rally, which educated people regarding the adverse effects of using plastic. The rally was part of a general medical camp in which the students, a staff member of the biochemistry department, and local physician provided free checkups for the village.

The Department of Computer Science, Avinashilingam University, organised a two-day international workshop on inspired computing recently. Guests from IIT-Delhi and Nan Yang University Singapore attended the conference. The conference concluded with an address from G. Padmavathi, Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science, Avinashilingam University for Women.

Bharthiar University organised a conference on the Scientific Validation of Traditional Herbal Medicine which drew people from pharmacological institutions and colleges. Professor C. Nanasivayam, Head of the Department of Environmental Science and Dean of Science, Bharthiar University, presided over the conference. Professor Patrick Gomez, Director of the School of Biotechnology and Health Sciences at Karunya University, delivered the valedictory speech at the conference.

The Department of Management at Ramakrishan College and ALTACIT Global jointly organised a seminar on Intellectual property rights recently at Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology, (SRIT) Coimbatore. R. Joseph Xavier, Principal of SRIT, delivered the presidential address. A. Centhil Kumaran, Senior Consultant at ALTACIT Global, conducted an informational sessions which provided an overview of intellectual property rights and international laws governing these rights. Annamma Samuel, Head of Research at ALTACIT Global, spoke at the final session of the conference about the role of universities and other educational institutions in the sphere of intellectual property rights.



GENERATING AWARENESS: A week-long observance of energy conservation was organised by the Akshaya College of Engineering and Technology, Kinathukkadavu, in associationwith the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board.

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) organised a programme at Akshaya College of Engineering and Technology as part of the energy conservation and celebration week. N. Chandran, Superintending Engineer, TNEB, Udumalpet, delivered the presidential address in which he exhorted the value of energy. A. Nagarasan, Secretary, Akshaya College of Engineering and Technology, gave a special address in which he underscored the value of saving electricity. Over 150 individuals participated in the programme.

The INFO Institute of Engineering organised a conference in memory of founding chariman K.K. Veluchamy. K.Puhazhendi, Director of New Product Development, Perfint Health Care Pvt. Ltd. Chennai, was chief guest. Speakers at the conference paid homage to the founder and encouraged students to lead their professional lives with a strong value system.

KAVIN SUNDARAM

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