It's a medley
WHAT'S NEW? First, a welcome to the freshers the new entrants to the column.
Panimalar Engineering College: About a hundred meritorious, deserving students from the college, recently took home scholarships of Rs.5000 each, presented to them by the Sikkim Governor V.Ramarao.
Anand Institute of Higher Technology: A day-long workshop on `Communication skills and Personality Development' was conducted on the campus recently to train students in the skills that they "cannot acquire overnight by reading books".
MGR Janaki College of Arts & Science For Women: Former Finance Minister P.Chidambaram boosted the student morale by inaugurating HURO the Human Resource Development Club in the college saying that reduction of population in various countries will result in demand for talent and manpower from India. "Education is the key factor... it is really in a sorry state at present since more than 50 per cent of India's population hasn't made it after primary education. If the education system is reformed and human resources are increased, India will become a super-power to contend with, after America and China," he said.
Quality lectures always draw in crowds. About 600 students from over 16 colleges turned up for the programme!
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Sporting It Out:
YMCA COLLEGE of Physical Education: The college last week, came up with a workshop on Physical Education programmes for primary schools. At the inaugural function, Member Secretary of the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu, P.W.C. Davidar, suggested that students at the primary level should undergo motor and physical ability screening tests. The tests will indicate sports talent and reveal the sport stars of the future, he said. `A package to quantitatively assess students' ability should be made available at the schools, and report cards should furnish marks of physical fitness tests," he added. Vel-Tech Group of Educational Institutions: The College of Physiotherapy organised `Vel Physiomeet' last week an opportunity for physiotherapy students from various colleges to meet over quiz, paper presentations and extempore speech competitions.
Also, Vel's College of Physiotherapy (a different Vel's college run by the Vael's Educational Trust) came up with a workshop on `Fitness injuries and management of cricketers', earlier last week.
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CRESCENT ENGINEERING College: The students organised a management symposium, `CREAMS' at the GRT Convention Centre with seven events Ship Wreck, Best Manager, Ad Zap, Executive Dress Code, Stock Wars, Business Quiz and Stress Interview. Students from over 15 colleges participated.
Indian Institute of Planning and Management: The first batch of students at the Chennai Institute chilled out for `Aagaman' the ice-breaker fest held recently. The non-competitive event was just an excuse for the students to bond and gear up for `A-maze' the inter-collegiate fest to be held next month.
Management Development Centre of LIBA: In association with the Rural Network, the college will conduct short-term courses in rural marketing and communication over weekends. Middle and senior level managers in Marketing and Management functions in Corporates and Media and Client service personnel in ad agencies could apply for the three-month certificate course, Course Director R.V.Rajan (24363625) said.
International School for Management Studies: The college will now offer a two-year twinning programme in association with the Southwest Missouri State University, U.S.A the first year will be conducted at the Madras School of Social Work campus and students would then proceed to Missouri for their specialisation. The college can be contacted at 28194843.
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AN INDUCTION Training Programme in Pedagogy sponsored by AICTE, is underway at the Crescent Engineering College since November 3. The training programme will equip young teachers from all over the country in various aspects of teaching, research, development extension and administration. The programme concludes on November 15.
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