No smooth functioning yet
G. NARASIMHA RAO
A few years ago Andhra University administration effected transfer of it non-teaching staff on a major scale basing on the rule that one cannot continue in one department of section for more than three years. Later it promoted some employees to the clerical cadre and many senior hands retired, a few left the university and some disgruntled persons not giving their best.
In many sections of the Central Administrative Office there are no experienced seniors to guide the juniors. All these development resulted in even the routine works not getting done. Sometimes the teachers and students or even the senior officers find no one to give them the right answer on a query. Rules and orders are not properly understood by the sections concerned or explained to others. One hopes the AU Administration to put the administration back on the track.
Ignorance can be excused but not negligence
A visit by the Director of State Government's Institute of Electronic Governance M. Chandrasekhar to the Raghu College of Engineering proved to be informative for the students as he spoke on the institute the JKCs and how the students must plan their studies and future.
Time audit is important for a student and one should not waste time but concentrate on studies. Ignorance can be excused but not negligence and over confidence, said Prof. Chandrasekhar. Many students do not care for their future and perform well in college studies and hence found to be wanting when they enter job market. Even after landing with a good job, a student does not continue in the organisation unless he or she fits in the team work concept. Hard work and commitment are needed throughout one's career, he said.
He explained about IEG and the JKCs. IEG is a facilitator between college and industry and JKC is there to bridge the gap between industry and institution by preparing the students for a job. Chairman of Raghu educational institutions K. Raghu, Principal of Raghu Institute of Technology K. Satyanarayana and Vice-Principal of Raghu Engineering College A. Vijaya Kumar also spoke. Mr. Raghu presented a certificate and gift vouchers to Shaik Mohammed Ali and his team of the REC. Mr. Ali represented the country in the Federation of International Robosoccer Association, a unique feat.
Aditya students do well
NSS volunteers from Aditya Degree College (Aseelmetta) secured first place in the folk dance competition in the NSS Youth Festival organised by Andhra University on the occasion of NSS foundation day.
The troupe consisting of Harati, Nagamani, Harshini, Sampath, Rajesh and Venkatesh received the first prize from Ms. Padmavathi Satyanarayana, wife of Vice-Chancellor B. Satyanarayana. Principal N.V. Venugopal, Academic DeanK. Venkayya, NSS Programme Officers Mahesh and Rajesh, teachers, students and non-teaching staff congratulated the students.
The college organised an awareness programme on polymer technology. Technical training officer of a reputed company from Saudi Arabia M. Mallapa Raju conducted the programme while Principal said polymer technology has a lot of job potential. HoD of Chemistry Lakshminaidu introduced the topic.
The second and final year students of PRISM College welcomed the first year students by organising a function. Dances, music and skits were presented. Director (PG courses) Srinivasa Rao, Principal Uma Bala, Sanskrit lecturer Kameswara Rao were present.
ANITS workshop for students
ANITS at Sangivalasa organised a workshop on IBM-Rational Application Developer to produce quality professionals and to encourage every computer science engineering student to have a development tool on his CV.
Eighty one students of engineering and MCA received international certification by qualifying through an online test. The certificate makes the student not only industry-ready but also familiarise them to many modelling and code transformation features of IBM RAD.
ANITS students are now equipped with the state of the art coding and testing techniques as well as other capabilities of RAD that support software design and development in any MNC, says Principal VSRK Prasad.
In the online test of DB2 which was also conducted by IBM on the same day, 53 studentsand two faculty members Y.S. Vishnu Murthy and C. Jagadeesh have been certified for IMB DB2. HoD Ch. Suresh and Prof. Prasad congratulated the students and faculty members.
Samhitha, the MCA students association, celebrated its second anniversary. Prof. Prasad presided. Professor of CSE of AU K. Nageswara Rao, professors S.C. Satpathi and Ch. Sita Kameswari of ANITS participated. An office-bearer Narasimha Raju explained the activities taken up during last year.
Prof. Sita Kameswari and Prof. Satpathi said a State-level students meet is being planned during December and an awareness camp for villagers on computers is on the cards. Prizes were given to academic toppers, attendance toppers and winners of the competitions conducted on the occasion.
The following are the new office-bearers: P. Satyanarayana (president), M. Saimurthy (vice-president), G.V.Ch . Padmavathi (secretary), L. Kishore Kumar (joint secretary), S. Jagadishwara Rao (treasurer), Y. Nageswara Rao, A. Sritulasi, G. Sailaja, I. Santoshi Kumari, K. Sai Kumar and M. Laxmi Ratnaveni (members).
PG students association
The PG Students Association of St. Joseph's College for Women organised a function to welcome the first year students. HoD of English of AU Prasanna Sree was chief guest. Principal N.D. Veronica felicitated the members of the Students Council and Staff Advisory Committee. PG coordinator P. Aruna spoke. A cultural programme was presented by the students.
Wins gold medal
Ronika Yadav won gold medal and T. Priyanka of Al-Ameer College of Engineering picked up silver medal in the poster and paper presentation contests respectively in the AAGAMA-10, a national-level technical paper contest organised by the Devineni Venkata Ramana and Dr. Hima Sekhar MIC College of Technology (Vijayawada) recently, informed Principal of the college.
B. Nishita, K. Sudheer and V. Mukund of biotechnology branch also participated in the AAGAM-10.
Two awards in a month
A professor of mechanical engineering of AU College of Engineering K. Ramji received two awards during September. Prof. Ramji received the State Best Teacher Award from the State Government on Teachers' Day and the Engineer of the Year award, given by the State Government and the Institution of Engineers (India) during the Engineer's Day on Sept. 15.
VBS signs MoU with UCW
Viswanadha Business School (VBS) of VITAM recently signed a MoU with University Canada West, Canada. As per the MoU, the PGDM students of VBS will now get to complete their second year at UCW. The MoU also provides for part-time work permit on completion on six months of study at the university.
After completion of their study term, UCW will also arrange for campus placements in Canada. And after three years of work they will be eligible for permanent Canada residency.
While VBS provides a degree in PGDM, UCW will certify them as MBA graduates. The Director of VBS P. Kameswara Rao and representative of UCW N.R.V. Prabhu, M. Selvaraj and Diwakar Gandhi were present.
A Lecturer of DIET D. Ramamani received Ph.D. from Andhra University for her thesis on the impact of Anganwadi education programmes on first standard students. Prof. Y.F. W. Prasada Rao was her research guide.
Chodisetti Ramagopal was awarded Ph.D. in Sanskrit for his thesis “ethics and human relations in the principal Upanishad”. Prof. G.A. Sarma was his guide.
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