A guest lecture programme was organised by the Electronics and Communication in association with Paavai Polytechnic Colleges, Pachal for the third year students recently.

Paavai Polytechnic College's Electronics and Communication Association president R. Prithiviraj welcomed the gathering. P.S. Subramanian, Dean, inaugurated the association and presided over the function. A.C. Soundararajan, Principal of Paavai Polytechnic College introduced R. Sowmiya, Embedded programmer, M/s Spiro Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Salem who was the chief guest.

Ms. Sowmiya introduced the topic by explaining various microprocessors and micro controllers' applications of embedded systems. She explained about the embedded processor performance which depends upon the hardware and software compatibility.

A meeting by Automobile Engineering of Paavai Polytechnic College, Pachal was held recently.

R. Ramkumar of Automobile Engineering welcomed. Dean P.S.Subramanian, delivered the presidential address. Principal A.C. Soundararajan, introduced the Chief guest G. Karam Chandra Mohan, Retired Traffic Manager, TNSTC, presently working as a guest faculty in Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA). The chief guest said that the drive mechanism was introduced on 1972 from Trivandram to Madras express buses.

“This system is the most successful to develop the efficiency of the vehicle and also reduces the noises from engine,” he said and explained the causes of accidents. The major reason of the accident was due to carelessness of the driver, road conditions and environment. Maintaining shorter distance between two vehicles, the improper maintenance of the vehicle brakes were the causes for accidents.

Society of Civil Engineers (SCE) was inaugurated at Paavai Engineering College, Pachal, Namakkal district recently. E. Muthu, AGM, Civil Engineering Division, Airport Authority of India, Chennai, was the chief guest and Correspondent Mangai Natarajan presided over the function. SCE secretary V.Fasil welcomed the gathering and M.Devi, HoD, Civil introduced the office bearers.

The chief guest delivered special lecture on ‘Opportunities for Civil Engineers'. He briefed about the job opportunities in various civil engineering field. He mentioned that knowledge, skill and attitude are the basic needs of a successful Engineer. He insisted the students to develop their practical knowledge, soft skills and leadership qualities.

S. Mohanraj detailed Association activity chart for the year 2010-11. Finally, executive member Ms. B.T.Sapna proposed the vote of thanks.

Selvam College of Technology, Namakkal conducted an awareness interaction on “Civil Services Examinations” recently. R.Saravana Kumar,

Selvam Group of Institutions Chairman Dr. P.Selvaraj and Secretary Ms. B. Kaviethra Nandhini presided over the function. Principal T. Karthikeyan, Higher Education Cell in-charge Ms.N.Amul Praveena, Placement Coordinator, organized the event.

Jairam College of Arts and Science, Salem signed a Memorandum of Understanding recently with Vinodeep Tech Solutions Private Limited, Bangalore for research and training for students pursuing computer science.

Correspondent R Manikandan and Pradeep Balakrishnan, managing Director of Bangalore-based company exchanged the MoU documents. Pricnipal G Radha Krishnan and firm's Senior Oracle Consultant A N T Senthil and Executive Director Gnanasekaran were also present.

Gnanamani Educational Institutions, Pachal, organised training programme on `Mind Power Training' in which Dr. R. Trilokchandar from Salem was the resource person. College Chairperson P. Malaleena inaugurated the programme. K.Anand Kumar, Head of English Department, welcomed the gathering. Chairman T. Arangannal presided.

Chief Executive Officer K.Vivekanandan spoke and Administrative Officer P.Premkumar shared his valuable thoughts with the students on how to update their knowledge.

Tremors Club of Sona College of Technology, Salem organised a symposium- i10, which was inaugurated by P.Govindarajan, Principal, Sona College of Technology. Environmentalist Piyush Sethia, delivered a guest lecture on “Youth and Society”. After the inauguration many events conducted by the students with the theme on `Social and Environment Awareness.' More than 600 students participated.

They also declared Sona campus is “Plastic Free Zone”. In the painting competition, nearly 50 students displayed their talents. Multimedia contest, paper presentation on green technologies, green buildings and innovative ideas, green hunt about various facts and figures about the nature and environment, quiz and Debate events were held.

The PKR Arts College for Women, Gobichettipalayam, and Erode Athletic Association jointly organised a cross country race recently. Flagging off the event, District Sports Officer V. Karunanidhi said that the younger generation should take more interest in sports activities. The country needs a healthy society to achieve sustainable development, he added. Over 300 students from 25 schools participated in the race. M. Sathishkumar came first while M. Gubenthiren and M. Tamilarasan secured the second and third places respectively. In the Girls category, M. Kalaivani bagged the first place. P. Jayabharathi and P. Roja secured the second and third places respectively.

The SSM Institute of Textile Technology and Polytechnic College, Komarapalayam, conducted a three-day entrepreneurship awareness programme for the final year students of various polytechnic Colleges in Namakkal district.

Namakkal District Industries Centre General Manager K. Raju inaugurated the programme. Speakers in the programme called upon the students to develop entrepreneurial skills. .

M. Subathra of B.Sc Software Systems, a student of Sree Amman Arts and Science College, Erode, had secured the university first rank. College Correspondent T. Jayalakshmi, congratulating the student, announced that the college would provide all necessary assistance to Subathra to pursue her higher education.

K. Gomathi, a second year student of Vellalar College for Women, Erode, attended a camp conducted by the Tamil Nadu Basketball Association in Chennai. She also participated in the 51st National South Zone Basketball Championship held at Visakapatnam. The Tamil Nadu women's team won the championship. The college management and faculty members congratulated the student.

Six students of Maharaja Co-Education Arts and Science College, Perundurai, secured university first ranks. The students are: K. Rajashree Singh (BBM), A. Swathi (B.Sc. Interior Decoration), S. Saranya (B.Sc. IT), V. Saranya (M.Sc. Biotechnology), P. Aishwarya (M.Sc. Fashion Design) and G. Sasikala (M.Sc. IT). College Chairman K. Paramasivam, Correspondent P. Sathyamurty and faculty members congratulated the students.

The EBET Group of Institutions, Nathakadayur, conducted a blood donation camp as a part of its Independence Day celebrations recently. The camp was organised in association with JCI Greencity. Institutions Director J. Kumar inaugurated the camp. Many students and faculty members donated blood during the camp.

A. Geetha of BA English Literature and P. Mythili of B.Com (Corporate Secretaryship), students of Karuppanan Mariappan College, Muthur, secured university first rank. College management and faculty members congratulated the two students.

The students association of Departments of Electronics and Communication Engineering of Erode Sengunthar Engineering College, Erode, was inaugurated recently. Inaugurating the association, Deputy General Manager, BSNL, S. Gnana Sambandhan spoke on the application of 3G technology in different areas. College correspondent Vasantha Sudhanandhen presided.

The students associations of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Civil Engineering and Chemical Engineering were also inaugurated recently.

Special Correspondent

in Salem and

S. Ramesh

in Erode