‘Go green' expo

Advocate A. Ravi inaugurated the science exhibition in connection with the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College. ‘Go green' was the mantra of the expo. Totally 125 exhibits were displayed by eight science departments. The expo will remain open till October 22. Models displayed are principles of working of metal detectors, security systems, object counting, interference, diffraction, laws of floatation, in tune with the international year of ‘Chemistry our life, our future' displays in connection with this theme, tissue culture, rainwater harvesting, water purification, raw materials for herbal drugs, conceptualisation, combinatorics and puzzles, display of hospital and its departments, sericulture, vermiculture, tissue culture, moriculture, fossils, paper production unit etc.

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SWAP 2K11

The Department of Computer Science of Jamal Mohamed College organised ‘SWAP 2K11,' a two-day all India technical meet. R. Khader Mohideen, Principal, presided over the function. As many as 125 students from various arts, science and engineering colleges and universities across the country took part in the meet and several events including debugging, web designing, animation, quiz, IT marketing, stress management and paper presentation were conducted. S. Sathyamoorthy, Principal, J.J. College of Engineering and Technology, highlighted the development of communication technology and nanotechnology and its applications. A.K. Khaja Nazeemudeen, secretary and correspondent, G. Ravi, Head of the Department, spoke.

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Licence to drive

The NSS unit and automobile engineering department of Shivani Polytechnic College of J.J. Group of institutions organised a driving licence issuing programme at the college. R. Somasundaram, Principal, distributed the licences to the students. Elangovan, Head of the Department, M. Ganesan, Vice-Principal, and Senthilkumar, NSS officer, spoke.

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On fluoride toxicity

The Chemistry Association of National College organised a special meeting for the benefit of students. K.P. Elango, Associate Professor in Chemistry, Gandhigram Rural University, delivered a lecture on ‘Fluoride toxicity.' He explained the effect of increase in concentration of environmental fluoride. He emphasised that only 0.8 to 1.5 mg/l of fluoride was required for humans and animals and it would have beneficial effect on tooth and bone structure. He illustrated the different methods to eliminate excess fluoride from drinking water. K. Anbarasu, Principal, presided. K. Lakshmanan, Head of the Department, spoke.

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Classes begin

The first-year MBA classes of Hallmark Business School (HBS) were inaugurated at a function held recently. R. Krishnamurthy, chairman of HBS, presided over the function and R. P. Janakarajan, former Registrar, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, delivered the inaugural address. A. Shanumugam, Additional General Manager-HRDC, BHEL, Tiruchi, delivered the keynote address. J. Jayaraman, secretary of the HBS, offered felicitations.

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Self-awareness

The Computer Science and Engineering Department of Jayaram College of Engineering and Technology (JCET), Pagalavadi, organised a short-term course on ‘Self-awareness and integral education' recently. More than 100 faculty members and research scholars from various colleges and universities across the nation participated in the programme. M. Subramaniam, Chairman, JCET, presided over the inaugural and Devdas Menon, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT-Madras, was the chief guest. N. Kannan, Principal, and Arul Dev, Director, People First Consultants, spoke. Dr. Menon spoke on the topic ‘Energizing the heart and self awareness,' Self-awareness was the means to discover one's true nature and potential in all its dimensions. Mr. Arul Dev on ‘integral education' stressed on purpose of self-education through life.

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Founder's Day

The Periyar E.V.R. College recently celebrated its Founder's Day. M.Ramasamy, an eminent theatre critic and artist, who was the chief guest, dwelt on feministic and other ideas of Periyar that would free people from the clutches of ignorance and suppression. Pl.Gowthaman, Principal in-charge, presided. M. Panneerselvam, Controller of Examinations of the college, and L. Chellappa, general secretary of Alumnus Association, spoke.

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On mobile communication

The ECE department of M.A.M. College of Engineering and Technology in Tiruchi recently inaugurated the IETE students' forum and organised a seminar on ‘Recent trends in mobile and wireless communication.' Prashanth R. Nair, treasurer, and C. Arun Kumar, coordinator of IETE Coimbatore Centre, spoke about the importance of IETE and the myths of mobile communication and recent trends in mobile and wireless communication. K. Kumar, Principal, presided.

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Job fair

Shivani Institute of Technology organised a community job fair under its community development programme recently. Nokia Sodexo, NSK ABC Bearings, JK Tyres, Veesons Energy Systems, GK and Sons participated in the fair and selected 77 candidates for various posts. HR executives spoke about their company's expectations and the skills required. P. Selvaraj, Chairman, Shivani Group of Institutions, presided. Rajappa Rajkumar, president, BHELSIA, and Kanagababapathy, vice-president, TIDITSSIA, were present.

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Classes begin

The Management Studies Department of MIET Engineering College inaugurated the first-year classes for Master of Engineering students recently. C.J.Valentine Devakumar, Assistant Manager, New India Assurance Company, Thanjavur, who delivered the inaugural address, explained the importance and the scope of management education.

S.Guharaja, Principal, who presided over the function, explained about the infrastructure and other facilities in the college. P.Aranganathan, Head and Professor of Management Studies, and M.Y.Abdul Jaleel, chief executive and vice-chairman, spoke.

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