The ECE Association of Velammal College of Engineering and Technology conducted a mini-project contest for the first year students of ECE recently. V. R. Jeevan Babu and V. Jothi judged the projects.

S. Ragavi, M. R. Subasree and D. Aarthy Vinodhini bagged the VCET–JEEVAN Trophy; G. Valli, M.D. Kirthiga and K. Umaiyal won the second prize and G. Shivapreyah and R. Sharatha won the third prize in the contest.

The ECE association’s valediction was held on the same day.

Mr. Jeevan Babu, in his valedictory address, appreciated the students for their excellent efforts in project implementation.

He explained the significance of electronics in various fields and the importance of technical knowledge.

Mr. Jothi distributed prizes and certificates to students, who had participated in various activities organized by the association during the academic year 2008-2009.

N. Suresh Kumar, Principal, presided over the function.

The ISTE students chapter was inaugurated by S. Basil Gnanappa, vice-president, ISTE, New Delhi. Dr. Suresh Kumar presided over the function.

Dr. Basil Gnanappa highlighted the objectives of ISTE.

A. Amudha, faculty advisor, explained the plan of activities for the forthcoming year.

G. Manikandan, secretary – ISTE staff chapter, proposed a vote of thanks.

A workshop on ‘Efficient Management of Patients with Neurological Conditions’ was conducted for postgraduate nursing students of C. S. I. Jeyaraj Annapackiam College of Nursing and Allied Sciences. Stella Nesa Mary welcomed the gathering.

C. Jothi Sophia, Principal, presided over the inaugural function. V. Nagarajan, Emeritus Professor in Neurosciences, Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, spoke on neurological conditions leading to psychosocial problems and stressed the importance of special care for these conditions.

P. Jeyasingh delivered a lecture on CNS manifestation in HIV. He emphasized the importance of care for the HIV affected. A. Charles, Medical Director, Christian Mission Hospital, explained the various assessment guidelines for neurological conditions. Ganesh Kumar, consultant psychiatrist, spoke on basic skills and emergency care relevant to psychiatry. He also stressed the importance of psychosocial rehabilitation. Nageswari proposed a vote of thanks.

A cookery programme called ‘Sugam Tharum Suvai’ was conducted by the Department of Hotel Management and Catering Science of Sri Kaliswari College, Sivakasi, for housewives from May 4 to 9.

The programme featured demonstration of preparation of more than 60 varieties of delicious food.

It was an awareness programme in catering which did not mean that merely cooking or manipulating the kitchen but home management, food service and good dinning practices.

The programme was inaugurated by the Principal, S. Kanmani. Certificates were distributed to the participants by A. Subramanian, Vice-Principal.

P. Srinivasan, Head, Department of Hotel Management and Catering Science, proposed a vote of thanks. The demonstrators were R. Venkatraman and R. Dhamodharan, faculty members.

Compiled by S. Annamalai