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Enhancing skills:Participants at a faculty development programme organised at Sri Kaliswari College, Sivakasi.

The Department of Management Studies of Sri Kaliswari College, Sivakasi, conducted a programme on ‘Case Teaching Method' from May 27 to 29. Thirty six faculty members participated in the event. P. C. Sekar of Madurai Kamaraj University, in his lecture on ‘General

Management,' stressed the importance of adopting modern teaching techniques in classroom.

He said that the faculty should focus on impressing the students in classroom. They should be aware of industry trends and should involve students in book reviews and Internet assignments to develop their reading and comprehension skills.

C. Samuel Joseph, Director of Karunya Institute of Management, Coimbatore, who delivered a talk on ‘Finance,' explained that the teachers must identify the areas of interest of students and help them improve on it, thereby ensuring a long lasting relationship with them. Ramkumar of American College, Madurai, spoke on ‘Marketing.' Criticising the higher education system, he said that it did not cater to the needs of the industry and help in economic development. He highlighted the various teaching methodologies for effective management teaching.

K. Natarajan, Director, Department of Management Studies, wanted the participants to implement the techniques they had learnt at the programme in classroom.

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Vickram College of Engineering, Enathi, organised a farewell for the 2011 passing out students on June 10.

The Principal, S. Kathirvelu, presided over the programme. Vijay Shrenivas, Director, asked the students to develop their technical skills in order to acquire jobs in core companies. Administrative Officer S. Nagarajan, in his address, advised the students to be role models for their juniors.

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A five-day programme on ‘Total Quality Management' was held at Ultra College of Engineering and Technology for Women from June 2. SM. Kannan, Principal, welcomed the participants. KR. Arumugam, chairman, delivered the presidential address. E. B. Perumal Pillai, Registrar, Anna University of Technology, Madurai, inaugurated the programme.



R. Murugesan, Vice-Chancellor, Anna University of Technology-Madurai, delivering the College Day address at Ultra College of Engineering and Technology for Women.

There was also a case study presentation by the Quality Circle team from High Tech Arai.

The second ‘Annual Day' of the college was celebrated recently with R. Murugesan, Vice-Chancellor, Anna University of Technology, Madurai, as the chief guest. A. Babu Thandapani, vice-chairman, welcomed the gathering. Professor Kannan presented the annual report for the academic year 2010-11. KR. Arumugam, chairman, delivered the presidential address.

Dr. Murugesan, in his address, spoke about the qualities essential for a student and the importance of higher education for women. He motivated the students to take up entrepreneurship.

B.T. Bangera, Managing Director, Hi-Tech Arai, in his address, urged the students to keep abreast of the latest developments in their respective fields.

He distributed prizes to students for academic proficiency and accomplishment in sports. B. Raja Mohamed Rabi, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, proposed a vote of thanks.

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Nadar Mahajana Sangam Sermathai Vasan College organised a workshop on ‘Basic Skills in Counselling' recently in which around 250 students participated. B. Anandavalli, Director, Valliammal group of institutions, the resource person, explained the problems faced by the youth and women.

The valedictory function of the students' union was also held on the same day. The annual reports of 15 student clubs were presented on the occasion.



M. Rajiakodi, Controller of Examinations, Madurai Kamaraj University, presenting a trophy to students at the valedictory session of Students' Union.

The chief guest, M. Rajiakodi, advised the students to make use of the opportunities available for them in the institution. He also distributed prizes to the winners of various competitions and presented the rolling cup won by the college at the Madurai Kamaraj University youth festival.

A seminar on ‘Entrepreneurship and Management Techniques' was organised by the Department of Commerce and Business Administration of the college. V. R. Muthu, Managing Director, Idhayam Group, in his address, brought out the importance of starting cottage industries and explained marketing techniques, quality control and bank facilities.

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The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Engineering College, Kovilpatti organised a two-day national seminar on “FPGA for DSP Applications” sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi on June 17 and 18.

The programme was scheduled to cater to the requirements of the teaching faculty from various colleges. B. Sekar, Solutions Development Engineer, Xilinx India, Hyderabad, was the chief guest. He inaugurated the programme.

He described the technology revolution that India had undergone over the last two decades in the field of ‘Field Programmable Gate Array' design for signal processing applications.

During the programme, presentations were made on various topics of arithmetic issues, dealing with overflow and underflow scenarios, design techniques for minimising sample word lengths, efficient FIR filter design and implementation, use of IIR filters in DSP for FPGA applications, importance of retiming, pipelining and multi-channel filters, cost and relevance of special filters and the impact of rounding versus truncation.

V. B. Balaji, Application Engineer, CoreEL Technologies, Bangalore, V. Vinoth Thyagarajan, Assistant Professor, ECE Department, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai also spoke on FPGA for DSP Applications.

Around thirty two faculty members from various institutions participated. Chockalingam, Director of the college distributed certificates to the participants at the valedictory function.

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COMPILED BY G. RAMESH AND
J. PRAVEEN PAUL JOSEPH

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