Beneficial:(above) Participants at a holistic development programme organised at Sri Kaliswari College, Sivakasi;(below) Training in mushroom cultivation being given to villagers at a camp organised by NSS volunteers of Agricultural College and Research Institute and Home Science College and Research Institute.
Department of Management Studies of Sri Kaliswari College, Sivakasi, organised a training programme on statistical package for MBA students on June 13 and 14. T. Vanniarajan of NMSSVN College, and R.S. Bala Senthil of KLN College of Engineering, Madurai were the resource persons. S. Chandra Bose welcomed the gathering. Dr. Vanniarajan, in his address, highlighted the various scales of data, types of sample, hypothesis generation and the method of designing questionnaire. Prof. Bala Senthil explained the method of entering the data in Excel sheet and analysing it through SPSS package. K. Natarajan, Director, Department of Management Studies, wanted the students to develop research aptitude and analytical skills. R. Velmurugan proposed a vote of thanks.
The Department of Management Studies (PG) conducted a residential holistic development programme for II MBA students from June 6 to June 10. P. K. Balamurugan welcomed the gathering. A. Srinivasan, former Professor, Madurai Kamaraj University, in his inaugural address, stressed the importance of living with values and principles. M. Sivarama Krishnan, Personnel Officer, Sri Pathy Paper Mills, highlighted the importance of listening to employee suggestions and insisted that ability and loyalty were the most valued aspects in a private organisation.
M. Sudalaimani, Assistant General Manager of State Bank of India, explained the various schemes of the bank to start new ventures. K. Selvakumar, Director, Lovely Offset Printers, spoke about the role of managers in tackling business challenges.
C. Ponmozhian, Assistant HR Manager, Acoustics India, emphasised that readers were leaders and motivated students to read a lot, develop positive attitude and be technology-friendly. R. Gopalsamy, secretary, Chinmaya Mission, said that yoga provided physical benefits such as flexibility, pain reduction and improved balance along with psychological benefits of stress reduction and concentration. M. Rajasekaran, Head, Department of Business Administration, ANJA College, advised students to utilise time efficiently. Ramesh R. Varier, Managing Director, AVN Arogya Hospital, presented a lecture on ‘healthy life and Ayurvedic way.'
S. Suthesh, chartered accountant, explained the importance of corporate governance in the context of global competition. S. Baskaran of VHNSN College spoke on ‘climate change: business opportunities.' M.A.P.R. Krishnamoorthy, Managing Partner, Palani Industrial Corporation, asked the students not to lower their goals to the level of their ability but raise the ability to reach the goals. J. Jabarullahan, Principal, SRNM College, stressed that without taking up responsibilities one could not achieve success. T.D. Rajendran, Proprietor, Herbs India, emphasised that everyone should be aware of what was happening around so as to find out opportunities. N. Manjula of Thiagarajar School of Management conducted management games for students. K. Saranyan, Partner, Premier Match Company, expressed the belief that smart work was much needed than hard work. T. Dhanasekaran, former Regional Manager, TIIC, highlighted the positive features of India such as growing economy, growing opportunities and improvement in infrastructure. R. Sharath, Head, Retail Marketing, Gold Plus, handled a session on ‘path to success.' A.P. Selvarajan, secretary, presided over the valedictory session. K. Natarajan, Director, Department of Management Studies, proposed a vote of thanks.
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A special National Service Scheme camp on ‘Healthy youth for healthy India' was organised by the Agricultural College and Research Institute and Home Science College and Research Institute, Madurai, at Mathur and Chettikulam villages from May 28 to June 3. The camp was inaugurated by K. Vairavan, Dean, AC and RI. P. Banumathi, Dean, Home Science College and Research Institute, addressed the students. T. Elango, panchayat president, Mathur, and K. T. Maduraisamy, panchayat president, Chettikulam, presided over the inaugural function. The camp activities included a veterinary camp, a general health camp, a dental camp and lectures on latest technologies of vermicomposting, seed production, organic agriculture, pest and disease management practices, food processing and healthy food. Members of women's self-help groups were trained in mushroom production, juice preparation, embroidery and cloth designing. The second year students of both the colleges stayed in the village during the camp period and cleaned the temple and mosque premises.
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A job fair held at Pandian Saraswathi Yadava Engineering College, Arasanoor, on June 8 provided an opportunity for candidates to meet, interact and have interview with several employers under one roof. More than 500 job seekers walked in to be interviewed by companies like Solaris Services Technology, A&T Network, ACE Labs, Benchmark Soft, Emertxe and Zaxis. Out of 500 candidates, 50 were selected for various posts. S.P. Varadharajan, Managing Director, and S. Suppiah, Principal, addressed the candidates.
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An orientation programme for faculty members was conducted at Madurai Sivakasi Nadars' Pioneer Meenakshi Women's College, Poovanthi. It was inaugurated by V.K. Rajamany, Director, KCAD. Chidambaram, chairman, and R. Suriya Prabah, Principal, addressed the gathering. R. Raja Govindasamy, Director, Mannar Thirumalai Naicker College, spoke on ‘Positive teacher's attitude.'
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Vickram College of Engineering, Enathi, in association with Information and Communication Technology of Tamil Nadu organised a three-day Skilledge-led training programme on Data Structures using C for 48 teachers of member colleges under ICTACT. Ananthi Shesusayee of Quaid-e-Milleth Government College for Women, the resource person, discussed the issues of the industry. She said, “the objective of conducting this kind of programme is to impart industry relevant technical skills to the students and make them industry ready.” D. Weslin, Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, proposed a vote of thanks.
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Nadar Saraswathi College of Arts and Science, Theni, organised a guest lecture on women's writing in the college recently. Mother Teresa Women's University Professor N. Geetha, in her lecture, not only shared her literary experiences but also discussed various types of genres and its importance. She differentiated the writings of men and women while discussing the important features of these writings. Ms. Geetha briefed about contemporary women writers and their important works. She elaborated on valuable information about famous women authors like Rolland Bathes, Kate Millet and Virginia Woolf.
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The N.S. College conducted Parents-meet-2011 in Theni to explain the facilities in the college and parent's role in making students employable. The main aim of the meet was to communicate to parents the skills of their wards and share thoughts and ideas on how to improve their children's performance further, said Melapettai Hindu Nadar Uravinmurai president A.S.S. Selvanayagam in his special address. “Parents should cooperate with college,” he said.
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