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Colourful: Students decorating the pookalam at the Onam celebrations held at AJK College of Arts and Science in the city.
Colourful: Students decorating the pookalam at the Onam celebrations held at AJK College of Arts and Science in the city.

AJK College of Arts and Science celebrated Onam. Around 200 students participated in various cultural competitions held. Pookalam, tug of war, ‘Sundarikku Pottu Kuthal,’ ‘Vellam Kudi,’ lemon and spoon and ‘Naadan Pattu’ were some of the competitions conducted. The traditional ‘chenda melam’ was an added attraction.

The Department of Commerce of SNMV Arts and Science College conducted Talents Day. The objective of the programme was to bring out the inherent talents of the students. R.S.Dhananjayan, special officer, Planning and Development Cell, Bharathiar University, was the chief guest. He highlighted the importance of teacher-student relationship at college level.

He also requested the teaching faculty to mould the students and make them responsible citizens.

The Department of Commerce of Sri Krishna Arts and Science College organised a ‘Video-Ad Round.’ Students presented their advertisements on various topics such as insurance, hospitals, educational institutions, banking, tourism marketing and railways.

Omkar V.Sankar of Sankar Foundation, Coimbatore, addressed the gathering.

He spoke about the significance of branding and the essential features of marketing and advertising a product.

VLB Janakiammal College of Arts and Science recently inaugurated its Entrepreneur Club. About 860 students have become its members. Laura Parkin, Executive Director, National Entrepreneurship Network, was the chief guest. Skill building, networking, and mentoring will be some of the activities of the club. It will cover issues such as venture capital and intellectual property.

Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College and Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts and Science for Women jointly organised a two-day workshop on ‘Mind Power and Success Formula’ at Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College. T.Raghunath, Director of the organisation, ‘Relax,’ conducted the workshop. The workshop discussed the art of learning, brain activation, mind relaxation, permanent memory, fear and tension and power speaking.

CMS Institute of Management Studies conducted ‘Awakening,’ a residential personality development programme at the Karl Kubel Institute of Development Education, Anaikatti. The programme, conducted every year, is aimed at the holistic development of a student’s physical, mental and spiritual faculties. Rajani Kant Gupta, Commissioner of Income Tax, Coimbatore, was the chief guest for the inaugural function.

He spoke about the importance of having a competitive spirit and highlighted that even with scarce resources it was the duty of the manager to see that the work was done.

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