“Alumnae should come forward to give suggestions that could be incorporated into the curriculum, based on their experiences in professional and personal fronts,” said A.M. Swaminathan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Ethiraj College for Women, on the occasion of the alumni association meet, which was held on January 26. He said that a book on the institution will be released for which alumnae have been invited to contribute materials that will include interesting anecdotes, experiences in the alma mater and others. He mentioned the chapters of the alumni association in Erode and Karur and wished to form further chapters in other areas as well. Mr. Swaminathan requested the alumnae to keep their alma mater informed about their progress and achievements. He said that the college is proud to have produced graduates who had scaled great heights and made a mark in various spheres such as politics, journalism, administrative services and others. The principal, Jothi Kumaravel, in her welcome address, briefed about the developments that have taken place in the college such as introduction of new courses, upgrade of two departments into research departments, and conferences, and seminars and workshops.

She acknowledged the alumnae for enabling the college to provide scholarships and breakfast to its poor underprivileged. The interest accrued from the Rs.10 lakh deposit was used for the purpose. Various cultural events were presented and the investiture ceremony for the newly inducted office-bearers of the association was held. Thos who want to contribute for the book can mail to ethirajalumnae@gmail.com. This mail ID can also be used to stay in touch with the alma mater.

Two-day workshop

The Department of Physics will organise a UGC-sponsored State-level experimental workshop on February 1 and 2 on “Practical Troubleshooting in Electronics, Microprocessor and Microcontroller Experiments” for college teachers at the Library Conference Hall. The programme will be inaugurated by V.M. Muralidharan, Chief Operating Officer, Bahwan Cyber Tek, MN Software Services Organisation. The workshop will be conducted by S. Gunasekaran, Head, Postgraduate and Research Department of Physics, Pachaiyappa’s College, and G. Kumar Sathiyan, former Head, Department of Physics, Madras Christian College. The department had organised a similar workshop for school teachers in the city which dealt with fundamental experiments in physics. As part of its social responsibility, the department has been extending its resources to school students under IMI Project (Inculcate Motivate Integrate).

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