TCS visit to college

A team from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) visited Sethu Institute of Technology on September 26 and 27 for an on-campus placement programme. This year, TCS required 105 students of various branches of BE / B.Tech. and M.Sc. (SWE). The online test was held on September 26, which was followed by personal Interview on September 27. Isaac Arun Adaikala Doss, Assistant General Manager, TCS, delivered the pre-placement talk. T. Ramkumar, Regional Recruitment Head, spoke about the prospects of employees of TCS. S. Mohammed Jaleel, chairman of the college, delivered the presidential address. A. Senthil Kumar, Principal, welcomed the gathering. Saroj Krishna Priya proposed a vote of thanks.

The Department of Electronics and Instrumentation organised ‘EINSTRA – 2011,' a national-level symposium focusing on circuit debugging and micro processor debugging. It was inaugurated by Mohandoss of Renault Nissan Automobile Technologies. Hemalatha, Head, Department of Electronics and Instrumentation, welcomed the gathering.

The Department of Electronics and Communication conducted a national-level seminar, FORSCHEN-2011. It was inaugurated by C. Stanely George, Vice-President, Hexaware Technologies. Students from various colleges presented papers on topics such as image process, embedded system and nano technology.

The Department of Instrumentation Control Engineering organised a national-level seminar, Reger-2011. It was inaugurated by S. Selvam, Director, Placement Cell, Anna University. In his address, Dr. Selvam emphasized the importance of engineering education with respect to employment opportunities. Shakela Banu, Head of the Department, welcomed the gathering. Students from various colleges presented paper and projects on topics like PLC, Lab view and virtual instrumentation.

The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering organised a faculty development programme on ‘Recent trends in distributed generation technology and grid integration' on September 15 and 16. J. Jeyakumar of Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences delivered the keynote address on ‘ Distributed generation.' The Head of the Department, M. Santhi, welcomed the gathering. N. Shanmuga Vadivoo of Thiagarajar College of Engineering delivered a lecture on ‘Optimal location of distributed generation' and V. Suresh Kumar of the same college on ‘Impact of distributed generation on power quality.' N. Senthil Nathan of Kongu Engineering College spoke on ‘Advanced power electronic technologies available for integrated generation' and N. Karpagam of Kalasalingam University on ‘Protective issues for distributed generation.' A. Sahayaraj, Senior Manager, Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation, delivered the valedictory address on ‘Applications of grid connected distributed generation.'

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Power systems

The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of K.L.N. College of Information Technology conducted a faculty development programme on ‘Recent trends in power systems and power electronics' on September 28 and 29. It was inaugurated by V. Sureshkumar of Thiagarajar College of Engineering. The Principal, J.S. Gnanasekaran, presided over the inaugural session. K. P. Lakshmanan, Head, Department of EEE, welcomed the gathering. L. Rajalakshmi proposed a vote of thanks. The resource persons for the programme were Dr. Sureshkumar, who spoke on ‘Power quality;' S. Parthasarathy of KLC College of IT, who delivered a lecture on ‘Issues related to power quality;' A. Kannabiran of Sudharsan College of Engineering, who spoke on ‘Matlab software;' and K. Gnanambal of KLNCE on ‘Power system optimisation techniques.' She also delivered the valedictory address and distributed certificates to the participants.

A national-level students' technical symposium, WAVOS'11, organised by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering was inaugurated by N. Senthilkumar of Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi. K. P. Lakshmanan, Head, Department of EEE, welcomed the gathering. K. N. K. Ganesh, president, KLN Sourashtra College of Engineering Council, presided over the inaugural function. A. M. Vasumathi and L.R. Govardanan, Deans, addressed the gathering. M. Gopi proposed a vote of thanks. A.V. Ramprasad, Principal, KLNCE, delivered the valedictory address and distributed prizes to the winners of various competitions. C. Anbalagan proposed a vote of thanks at the valedictory session.

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Race 2K'11

A national-level students' technical symposium, Race 2K'11 (Recent advancements in communication engineering), was conducted by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering of Velammal College of Engineering and Technology on September 23. The chief guests for the inaugural function were G. Sathish Kumar of Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, and P. Shireen Kumar of IBM. S. Vasuki, Head, Department of ECE, welcomed the gathering. The Principal, N. Suresh Kumar, delivered the presidential address. Mr. Sathish Kumar, in his inaugural address, insisted that students should acquire basic knowledge in all fields and articulate themselves well to implement new ideas and expose their practical knowledge. More than 200 participants from various colleges in Tamil Nadu participated in the symposium. Technical events such as paper presentation, project presentation, quiz, code debugging and non-technical events like treasure hunt were conducted for the participants. Fifty two papers on recent technologies and 17 projects were presented by the students. Mr. Shireen Kumar distributed prizes to the winners. A. Babu Karuppiah proposed a vote of thanks.

The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering organised a lecture on ‘Energy management' by V. Saravanan of Thiagarajar College of Engineering. Dr. Saravanan spoke about the present energy scenario and emphasised the need to conserve energy. A. Shunmugalatha, Head, Department of EEE, welcomed the gathering. R. Abiyamini proposed a vote of thanks.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering conducted ‘Mecosparx'11,' a national-level technical symposium, on September 24. G. Manikandan, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, welcomed the gathering. A.L. Vasuthevan of TVS Lucas, in his inaugural address, said that industries worldwide were facing the problem of sustainability and they demanded high quality and performance. He also spoke on low cost applications, risk management, intelligent systems in future, flexible manufacturing systems and total employee involvement. D. Dhanushkodi, chairman, Nippon Group of companies, delivered the valedictory address.

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Aaron' 11

The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering of SACS M.A.V.M.M. Engineering College conducted a national-level technical symposium, ‘Aaron'11,' on September 17. It was inaugurated by C. Swarnalatha, Director, Anna University of Technology. K. R. Krishnamoorthy, Vice-Principal, welcomed the gathering. P. Manjunatha Rao, Director, presided over the function. K. Kumarasamy, Principal, and N. Balaji of MAVMM Sabha offered felicitations. P. Chitra proposed a vote of thanks. Kumaresan of All India Radio delivered the valedictory address.

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Forum inaugurated

The Mechanical Engineering Association of Fatima Michael College of Engineering and Technology was inaugurated by V. Ananda Krishnan of National Institute of Technology, Tiruchi, on September 12. N. Anbarasan welcomed the gathering. P. Nelson Raja, Principal, delivered the presidential address. Dr. Ananda Krishnan, in his address, emphasised the need to not only train students in theoretical engineering knowledge but also encourage them to have industrial exposure. Nagaraj proposed a vote of thanks.

The Association of Automobile Engineering, Auto Cruzers,' was inaugurated by A. Kumaravel, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KSR College of Engineering and Technology, Tiruchengode, on August 23. K. Ahmed Nizarudeen welcomed the gathering. Dr. Kumaravel, in his address, discussed the current scenario in automobile engineering and highlighted the role of automobile engineering students in society. Dipin Thomas proposed a vote of thanks.

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Origin of dam

Civil Engineering Association was inaugurated in Madurai Institute of Engineering and Technology on September 15 by V. Sekaran, Principal, Raja College of Engineering and Technology. In his address, Prof. Sekaran explained how Krishnarajasagar dam was constructed. B. Chidambararajan, Principal, presided over the function. S.R. Rengan, Head, Department of Civil Engineering, welcomed the gathering. A. Baby proposed a vote of thanks.

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of the college organised a lecture on ‘ Power Electronics' by M. Senthil Kumar of Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi on September 16. Valan Rajkumar welcomed the gathering. Prof. Senthil Kumar discussed the history and invention of power electronics and its utilisation. V. Vijayaraghavan proposed a vote of thanks.

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