The Department of Business Administration, PG centre of PB Siddhartha College of Arts and Science, organised a workshop on ‘Strategies for managerial success’ on their campus recently. R. Ravi Kumar, professor of organisational behaviour and human resources management, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, spoke elaborately on the various determinants of success. He said that effort, exposure and endurance (EEE) would play a key role in determining one’s success.

Dr. Rajesh C. Jampala, head of the department, presided over the workshop.

Plantation drive

The staff and students of the Andhra Loyola Institute of Engineering and Technology took up a huge plantation drive on their campus to underline the importance of environmental protection.

Chief guest Venkateswarlu, environmental engineer from A.P. Pollution Control Board, regional office, wanted the students to realise the need for checking pollution by increasing awareness about environmental protection.

Elocution contest

The Government Polytechnic organised elocution, patriotic songs and various other competitions as part the of Independence Day celebrations.Thecompetition was held on the role of students in nation building. G.V. Ramana Murthy, senior lecturer, Ch. Mallapa Raju, lecturer and others conducted the competitions. M. Trivedi, lecturer in English, organised the elocution competition.


The Sevya IT company organised a workshop on ‘IT and multimedia’ at the VR Siddhartha Engineering College recently. Vice-principal G. Sambasiva Rao presided over the programme. Sudhakar Rao, director, Sevya IT, dwelt on importance of multimedia, AMD computer graphics, consumer electronics, processing solutions and various other aspects.

The workshop was conducted by the ECE Department and the training and placement wings of the Siddhartha Engineering College .

G. Ravikiran

in Vijayawada I-Day at BITS The 63rd Independence Day celebrations at BITS, Pilani-Hyderabad campus had the U.S Consul General Cornelis M. Keur as the guest of honour.

The events took off with the traditional flag hoisting by Director V.S. Rao. In his welcome address, the director quoted Rabindranath Tagore’s famous poem ‘Where the mind is without fear...’

In his address, the U.S Consul General Mr. Keur spoke about the valuable contributions of Indians, especially people from Andhra Pradesh, in developing the economy of the U.S.

He also invited students of the campus to the U.S. to pursue their higher studies. As a part of the cultural programme, the students rendered patriotic songs. Later, the Consul General participated in tree plantation programme on the campus.

Cultural bonanza

The St. Ann’s College for Women, Mehdipatnam celebrated ‘Yuvothsav’ ( International Youth Day) last week. The English Department lined up a plethora of activities to tap the latent talent and recognise the potential of youth in the college. A number of competitions were conducted on the theme –‘Youth as an instrument of change in society.’

A search was on for the contender of the‘Youth Icon’ as a role model for the students and the best out-going students from the final year who had accomplishments both in academics as well as extra -curricular credentials, were chosen and honoured. As an effort to rekindle patriotism in the student community, St. Ann’s Department of Social Science organised a cultural programme on its campus. The students staged a skit, titled Mera Bharat Mahan.