The distribution of outstanding alumnus awards marked the annual meeting of the Alumnae Association of Shrimati Indira Gandhi College in the city recently.
Over 250 alumnae attended the meeting. The principal of the college, K. Meena, presided over the meeting. Three old students — K. Bhuvaeswari, Managing Director, Compcare Softwatre Private Limited, Chennai, A. Jeevitha, Assistant Manager, Lakshmi Vilas Bank, Tiruchi branch, Nancy Feona, proprietor, Nancy Boutique, were honoured with the outstanding alumnus awards.
Honouring outstanding alumnus would become an annual feature, Dr. Meena said.
Dr. Meena and S. Kunjithapatham, secretary of the college, gave away the outstanding alumnus awards. On behalf of the Association, a sum of Rs. 1 lakh and two steel almirahs were donated to the college. New office-bearers were elected.
The former principal of St. Joseph’s College, G. Balakrishnan, and V. Natarajan, Educational Advisor of the college, offered felicitations. The president of the Alumnae Association, A. Nithya, also spoke.
College Day was celebrated at K. Ramakrishnan College of Engineering at Samayapuram near Tiruchi recently. The Commissioner of Income Tax, R. K. Kakkar, delivered the keynote address and distributed prizes to outstanding students and faculty members.
The chairman of the college, K. Ramakrishnan, in his presidential address appealed to students to develop communication skills.
The Director of the college, U. S. Sarvadayaparan, hailed the various achievements of the students. The principal, V. Sivaramakrishnan, in his annual report highlighted the achievements of the college. Cultural programmes presented by the students formed part of the celebrations.
The Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) Staff Chapter of Shri Angalamman College of Engineering and Technology, Siruganoor, organised a seminar on sharing knowledge among the staff members. The objective of the programme was to enable the faculty to share their special knowledge with their peers through presentation of papers. A total of 12 staff members presented papers on various topics including ‘auto telematics’, ‘process control’, ‘web service’, ‘high impact teaching skills’, etc. The Director of the college, D. Rajaraman, spoke on ‘creative thinking’. The principal of the college, W. Christraj, presided over the seminar, and the Faculty Development Coordinator, N. Saivaraj, and ISTE Staff Chapter secretary, S. Irudayaraj, offered felicitations.
The School of Business of Thanthai Hans Roever College, Perambalur, conducted a day-long national seminar on ‘global financial meltdown and aftermath’ recently. The seminar had three technical sessions. The vice-chairman of the Roever Group of Educational and Social Welfare Institutions, John Ashok Varadharajan, inaugurated the seminar. The principal, R. Swaminathan, presided over the inaugural.
The Reader, Department of Commerce, University of Kerala, Tiruvananthapuram, G. Raju, spoke on the importance of current economic slowdown on the overall growth. The HoD of Commerce and Management Studies, Urumu Dhanalakshmi College, Tiruchi, S. Sekar, gave useful tips on ‘shares and share markets’.
The Assistant Professor from Saranathan Engineering College, R. Krishnaraj, emphasised the need for developing corporate responsibility. Citing examples, he motivated the students to realise the effectiveness and responsibility of corporate governance for the overall development of the society.
The founder of the college, K. Varadharaajen, presided over the valediction.
The Syndicate member of the Bharathidasan University, D. Thirugnanamoorthy, delivered the valedictory address. He encouraged students to develop various skills to be able to face the future challenges ahead of them.
Under the auspices of the Departments of Computer Science and Information Technology of M. N. S. K. College of Engineering, Pudukottai, a technical symposium ‘WONZIACK-09’ was organised at the college recently. The principal of the college, K. Hussain Mohamed, inaugurated the symposium.
The chairman of the college, M. Nagarajan, presided. The Professor of Computer Science Department of J. J. College of Engineering, M. Sujaritha, who was the chief guest, said professionally skilled Indians living abroad were interested to resettle in India for industrial development of the country. She hoped that the IT field would make the country stronger because of this trend. She advised the students to earn while they learn and identify their interests and acquire in-depth knowledge in that particular field of study.
The Head of the Department of Computer Science, Periyar Maniammai University, S. Thiruselvi, was the judge for the technical paper presentation session, technical quiz programme and multimedia presentation. Students from over 30 colleges from all over the State participated in the events. The HoD of Computer Science of the College, C. Senthamarai, offered felicitations.
The Annual Day and Sports Day of Sudharsan Polytechnic College, Sathiyamangalam near Pudukottai, were celebrated recently. The chairman of Jeevan Group, Durai Divyanathan, was the chief guest. He hailed the contribution of the college in the cause of higher education.
The chairman of the college, V. K. Sundaram, urged the students to work hard to secure higher academic distinction.
The vice-chairmen, Ajay K. Sundaram and Vijay K. Sundaram, spoke on various educational opportunities being provided by the college. Sudharsan Engineering College would introduce lateral entry system for admission into the second year course for those passing polytechnic courses. The principal of Sudharshan Polytechnic College, S. Ganesh, presented the annual report. Outstanding students were honoured on the occasion.
Chakrabarthy Club of Gene Technology, J. J. College of Arts and Science, Pudukkottai, organised a special lecture on ‘Bioprocessing of Cereals’. R. Vidhyalakshmi, Scientist, IICPT, Thanjavur, was the resource person. She explained the methods of processing of cereals and strategies involved in preservation. Her talk covered fermentation of cereals and different types of rice foods in the south and south eastern countries.
The highlight of her speech was conservation of traditional food varieties and safety guidelines in food processing and research priorities for improving the food fermentation technology. Prof. P. Manikili, Head, Department of Gene Technology, offered felicitations.
A day-long seminar on ‘self esteem’ was organised by the Women in Development unit of Pattukottai Polytechnic College, Pattukottai, Thanjavur district.
The principal, A. Vijeykishoor, inaugurated the programme. A. B. Gurumoorthy, Training and Placement Cell Officer of M. N. S. K. College of Engineering, was the resource person. He spoke on the necessity of self-esteem to achieve one’s goal in his/her life. He also explained the positive concepts of having high self-esteem and noted the negative aspects of low self-esteem. High self-esteem removed one’s inferiority complex, shyness, lack of confidence, he said.
More than 100 girls participated in the programme.SYED MUTHAHAR SAQAF