Nursing course

The second batch of the post-basic B. Sc. Nursing course at Karpaga Vinayaga College of Nursing, Pudukottai, was inaugurated recently. Kavitha Subramanian, Management Trustee, Karpaga Vinayaga Educational Trust lit the traditional lamp and delivered the presidential address. She spoke on the 5 ‘C's required for the course — Colourfulness, Competency, Character, Communication, Confidence and Courage. Principal S. Sumithra spoke on principles and functions of a nurse, and the role of nurse as a counsellor.

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On programming

The Human Resource Development Centre of Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan College of Arts and Science for Women in Perambalur conducted a seminar on ‘Programming technologies since new and future trends' conducted by Integrity Solutions, Chennai, for all the final-year M.Sc. (computer science, information technology) and MCA students recently. Srinivasan, founder and chairman of Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan group of institutions, presided over the function. S.L. Dennis, Chief Executive Officer of Integrity Solutions, the resource person, explained the mainframe technology and enterprise resource planning (ERP). He also spoke about recent trends in the IT industry. R. Meenakshi, advisor, and K. Baghirathi, Principal, spoke.

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Wireless sensors

The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering of Srinivasan Engineering College in Perambalur, recently organised a national-level technical seminar on ‘Wireless sensor network and image processing.' T.G. Palanivelu, Principal of Arunai Engineering College, Tiruvannamalai, the chief guest, asked the students to face challenges in the competitive employment scenario and update their knowledge and communication skill. He also created an awareness in the field of wireless sensor networks by using some real life examples and applications.

B. Karthikeyan, Principal, presided. B. Revathi, Head of the Department, and Ahamed Careem Jameel and C.Sathishkumar, Assistant Professors, spoke.

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Citizenship camp

The Venkatesvara College of Education at Kaikuruchi in Pudukottai conducted a five-day citizenship camp recently. Rani Kanakarajan, president of Rotary Club of Pudukottai, presided. P. Karuppiah, correspondent of the college, inaugurated the camp. The students cleaned the bank of the pond situated in Thirumalairayasamuthiram. R.A. Kumarasamy, correspondent of Sri Venkatesvara Polytechnic College, planted tree saplings. Imayarani shared her experiences of meditation.

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Saplings planted

A mass sapling planting campaign formed the part of annual weeklong camp organised by the NSS unit of Naina Mohamed Arts College, Rajendrapuram near Aranthangi in Pudukottai district. N. Mohamed Farook, correspondent of Naina Mohamed Educational Institutions, presided over the function. The saplings were planted in the college campus. S. Rajkumar, Principal, and Ramprasad Felix, NSS programme officer, commended the volunteers.

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Chettinadu food

The Hotel Management department of Thanthai Hans Roever College, Perambalur organised a workshop on ‘The art of Chettinadu cuisine' recently. John Ashok Varadharaajen, vice-chairman, Roever Group of Institutions, delivered the inaugural address. P. S. Joseph, Principal, presided over the inaugural and D. Vijayantha Raj, chief guest, demonstrated the Chettinadu cuisine to the students. D. Suresh Babu, Head of the Department, offered felicitations.

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Power lecture

The Holy Angels School of Business, Siruvachur, organised a power lecture programme. R. Victor Lazarus, senior lecturer, Zonal Training Centre, Southern Railway, Tiruchi, spoke on ‘Personality development for MBAs.' He explained the skills needed to develop one's personality and the extent to which the young managers should show their interest to develop the same. He emphasised the need and importance of communication to this effect. While pointing out the special skills MBA graduates should develop, he cited various examples of effective communication skills. The students should also learn to talk in the winner's way, he said. D. Selvaraj, chairman of the college, M. Ganesh, Director, and S. Rajendran, senior faculty member, spoke

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Lecture on NMR

ChemSpark, the students association of Chemistry Department of Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan College of Arts and Science for Women, Perambalur, organised a guest lecture on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) in organic synthesis recently.

S. Muthusamy, Professor, School of Chemistry, Bharathidasan University, the resource person, explained the basics of NMR spectroscopy, instrumentation, sample preparation, prediction of NMR spectra applying to chemical compounds and 3D NMR spectroscopy.

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