The Entrepreneurship Development Cell of D.G.Vaishnav College, Arumbakkam, organised the second edition of the four-day SHG-College Bazaar. Handicraft products were displayed and sold by members of self-help groups attached to Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women.

The stalls had displayed fancyjewelleries, jute products, toys , candles, and food products.

The exhibition, inaugurated by Director of Collegiate Education, T. Senthamizh Selvi, enabled the SHG members to find new market avenues and promote their products among youth. It was also intended to utilise the skills and knowledge of the Entrepreneurship Development Cell members to provide support to SHGs by doing case study analysis about the sustainability and viability of the business proposition of SHG women and convert them into micro enterprises.

Marking the event, the college principal, S. Narasimhan, said that these activities would serve the twin objective of sensitising the student community about the socio-economic issues of women in general and help to know the entrepreneurial skills exhibited by SHG women in particular.

Secretary of the college, P. Haridas, observed that the event created social awareness among the students, through a participatory approach in the economic development of women.

The faculty coordinator of the ED Cell P. Malarvizhi mentioned that the entrepreneurial qualities of the members will be strengthened as they involve themselves in the preparation of feasibility report on the SHG ventures and study their scope for further economic enhancement.


It was a day of joy and experimentation for the LKG students of Anna Adarsh Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Anna Nagar, which organised a Fruits Day recently.

The participants spoke about the importance of fruits. They brought properties which made the show more colourful. The school principal, Jayalakshmi Ramachandran, coordinators and staff members of the KG Department were present.


Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute University, Maduravoyal, has received the Academic Affiliation Partner Certificate from the IET-UK recently.

At a function held at University, Country Head of IET-India, Shekar Sanyal presented the requisite certificate to president of Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute University, A.C.S. Arunkumar. University’s Vice-Chancellor K. Meer Mustafa Hussain explained the advantages of obtaining this certificate. Dean (E&T) Uma Rajaram proposed a vote of thanks. Registrar of the University C.B. Palanivelu, Head of EEE Department L. Ramesh were among others shared their knowledge about the certificate and its usages.

IET Academic Partners are academic institutions that have IET accredited education programmes. IET accreditation demonstrates the quality and relevance of the programmes to potential students and to employers. IET Academic Partners was launched in the U.K. in 2009 and there are currently over 50 U.K. Universities involved in the scheme. The IET Academic Affiliates scheme was recently launched in both India and China.