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Save energy: L.R. Venkatesh, Director, VESAT Solar Products, Coimbatore, demonstrating the usage of energy saving products at Avinashilingam University in the city.
Save energy: L.R. Venkatesh, Director, VESAT Solar Products, Coimbatore, demonstrating the usage of energy saving products at Avinashilingam University in the city.

The Staff and Students Chapter of the Indian Society for Technical Education of Ranganathan Engineering College was inaugurated recently. N.R.Shetty, president of the Indian Society for Technical Education, was the chief guest. He advised the students to develop their personality and soft skills along with their academics. Involvement in extra curricular activities would help them build their personality. Students should also think about innovation and entrepreneurship.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Coimbatore Institute of Engineering and Information Technology recently organised a technical symposium. It was inaugurated by K.Gopala Krishnan, Secretary and Director General, Indian Institute of Safety and Environment, Bangalore.

About 150 students from various institutions in Tamil Nadu participated in paper, multimedia and project presentations, network programming, technical quiz and C debugging.

The Guruvayurappan Institute of Management organised a one-day conference on “Innovative Business Strategies for the Indian Industry – Future Outlook.” Academicians from various business schools participated and presented technical papers. It had two technical sessions. More than 30 delegates presented papers. The topics of discussion were HR, finance, and marketing strategies and business innovations.

KTVR Knowledge Park for Engineering and Technology conducted a motivation programme for students. The programme focussed on interview and communication skills. The students were also advised to update themselves on the latest developments taking place in Information Technology.

The first year B.E/B.Tech induction programme of Karpagam College of Engineering, Othakalmandapam, was conducted recently. R.Karthikeyan, Senior Manager, CTS, Coimbatore, and Pa.Kuppusamy, president of Nanneri Kazhagam, were the chief guests. They spoke to the students about the importance of communication skills.

The inauguration of the third batch of Engineering in Nehru Institute of Engineering and Technology was organised recently. Shashi Menon, Chief Executive Officer, I&S Industries, Coimbatore, was the chief guest.

A seminar on “Energy Challenges to Students and the Community” was organised by the Centre of Women’s Studies, Department of Resource Management and Department of Physics of Avinashilingam University. L.R.Venkatesh, Director of VESAT Solar Products, Coimbatore, gave a special address. He spoke about the present energy scenario and renewable energy sources. The use of solar cookers and water heaters was explained.

The NSS units of Sri Ramalinga Sowdambigai College of Science and Commerce, in association with The Eye Foundation, organised a vision screening camp for NSS volunteers and first year students. About 400 students underwent eye check up.

Thirty four students, found to have defective vision, was advised further treatment.

The Department of Catering Science and Hotel Management of Sankara College of Science and Commerce conducted a vegetable and fruit carving festival, “Crave and Carve.”

More than 65 colleges took part. The first prize was a cash award of Rs. 6,000, the second, Rs. 3,000 and the third, Rs. 1,500.

The E-Club of Sankara Institute of Management Science organised a seminar on “Support Services from MSME Development Institute and other Government Departments for Entrepreneurs.” P.Sivasubramanian, Assistant Director (Economic Investigation), Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India, was the chief guest. He said the department was set up by the Government not just to provide support to the existing entrepreneurs but also first generation entrepreneurs in the areas of marketing, finance, project presentation and implementation. He also spoke about the various training programmes offered by the department to encourage entrepreneurship.

ANASUYA MENON


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