Shrimati Indira Gandhi College recently came out with Kanini Malar '09, a computer magazine containing essays, poems, lyrics and pictures pertaining to computers and Information Technology.

P.R. Nakkeeran, Director, Tamil VirtualUniversity, Chennai, the chief guest, handedover the first copy of the magazine to theRegistrar of Bharathidasan University, T.Ramaswamy, in the presence of the principal,K. Meena.In his address, Dr. Nakkeran explainedthe concepts of reverse engineering andsoftware development. He also provided insightsinto proof-reading and randomchecking of text.Under its Fast Track Young Scientistscheme, the Department of Scienceand Technology, New Delhi, has providedRs. 16.85 lakh funding to K. Premkumar,Senior Lecturer, Department of BiomedicalScience, Bharathidasan University, for `investigationsinto the mechanism and regulationof site specific cleavage in MLLBCR: Possible contribution to oncogenictranslocations'.Genetic rearrangements are consideredto be the primordial cause in the multi-stepprocess leading to cancers. Approximately80 per cent of infants below one year of agewith acute leukaemia have chromosomaltranslocation involving Myeloid LymphoidLukemia (MLL) gene.According to Dr. Premkumar, throughunderstanding the mechanisms and regulation,strategies could be devised to providemolecular targets for future interventionand to suppress genomic rearrangementsand oncogenesis.M.A.M. College of Engineering andTechnology conducted its Sports Dayand Annual Day functions recently.Addressing students, S. Sathick, formervice-chancellor of the University ofMadras and Governing Council Chairmanof M.A.M. Group of Institutions, stressedthat hard work ensured success.He honoured V. Shine Cyril Raj offirst-year EEE Department with theoverall trophy for Athletics 2008-09, inthe presence of M. Abdul Majedu,chairman of the group of institutions.The physical director, D. PrasannaBalaji, presented the sports report. Thecollege secretary, M.A. Mohamed Nizam,and principal M.A. Maluk Mohamed alsoaddressed the students.The Superintendent of Police, Tiruchi,A. Kaliamoorthy, advocated equalimportance for academics and sports,addressing the 18th Sports Day at ShriAngalamman College of Engineering andTechnology, recently.Students should be focussed, havethorough knowledge and must be empoweredwith love and kindness. The lovefor books and warmth for all should beimbibed at a young age, he said, givingaway the prizes.Addressing the annual day celebrationlater, the vice-chancellor of PeriyarManiammai University, Thanjavur, N.Ramachandran, dwelt on women empowerment,global warming and eco-friendlyattitude.Women education would usher in anegalitarian society, he said, and urgedstudents to become job-providers, offeringinnovative solutions. Studentsmust appear for competitive examinationslike IAS and must not becontent with a degree in engineering, hesaid.College chairman M. Subramaniam,director D. Rajaraman, and principal W.Christ Raj also addressed the students.R. KRISHNAMOORTHY