Graduation day

M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology handed over provisional degrees in M.Tech, M.Arch, MBA and MCA for the graduating students of the 2013 batch. Chairman of the governing body, M.R. Jayaram, declared the graduation ceremony open.

V.V.R. Sastry, Executive Director, Centre for Development of Telematics, Government of India, delivered the graduation day address. He congratulated all the students, spoke about knowledge acquisition, and advised the students to apply it for the betterment of society.

Swayam 2013

The two-day annual intercollegiate fest “Swayam 2013” was inaugurated by two celebrity guests from the Kannada film industry, Pooja Gandhi and Aindrita Ray, along with K.S. Badarinarayan, Principal, MVJ College of Engineering, on the college campus.

Over 2,000 students from various city colleges participated in the events including the photography contest, Angry Birds, Fifa-11 and group events such as ‘Battle of the Bands,’ and ‘Jurassic Foot.’ There was also a short documentary contest called “Film It.” For sports lovers, there were events such as Tug of War and Kick off, NFS, and Amazing Race. Other popular events included MAD Ads and Mock Rock.

Exhibition for a cause

JD Institute of Institute of Fashion Technology organised a photography exhibition as part of its breast cancer awareness programme. All photographs were captured by the college’s students who had studied different sections of women, including rural and urban and rich and poor. This was to convey that breast cancer can happen to any woman irrespective of social status.

Conference

Architecture and engineering consultant firm Semac Consultants, along with the Department of Civil Engineering and Department of Architecture of Dayananda Sagar Institutions (DSI), recently organised a one-day conference on “Sustainable architecture — concept to execution.”

Over 500 professionals, students and teaching fraternity attended the event.

The main idea behind holding the conference was introducing the field of sustainable design and seeding the minds of future leaders studying architecture and civil engineering to a holistic approach of sustainable development, a release from the firm said.

The conference brought together leaders in sustainable design to share their knowledge and experience with the students and the teaching fraternity.

The overall aim is to working towards eco-sensitive methods of design and construction.