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‘Fight against corruption’

    A.D. Rangarajan
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Singing sensations:The live concert by cine playback singers Geetha Madhuri, Sai Krishna, Krishna Chaitanya at Kuppam Engineering College in Kuppam last week.-Photo: By Arrangement
Singing sensations:The live concert by cine playback singers Geetha Madhuri, Sai Krishna, Krishna Chaitanya at Kuppam Engineering College in Kuppam last week.-Photo: By Arrangement

Kuppam Engineering College observed the annual day in the form of a grand gala fest ‘Nagastra-2013’ last week, which was inaugurated by its chairman B.C. Nagaraj.

Nara Lokesh, executive director of Heritage Foods, took part as a guest and expressed surprise at the political awareness of the students and advised them to use their knowledge to serve the country at large. ‘Root out corruption and blatant misuse of power by politicians’ was his tip. JNTU-A Registrar K.Hemachandra Reddy asked the students to strive to realise their dream future. Vice-Chairman Sunil Raj and principal Soma V.Chetty spoke. Students participated in photography, pencil sketch, face-painting, Rangoli, mime, mimicry, etc.

A marathon run was taken from the campus to Kuppam to stress on clean and green, which was flagged-off by Sub-Inspector Gangi Reddy. The live-in concert by cine playback singers Geetha Madhuri, Sai Krishna, Krishna Chaitanya pepped up the evening.

Seminar on automation

The Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering (EIE) Department of Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College conducted an international seminar on ‘Advanced modelling of industrial processes and optimal control’ in association with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Tiruvananthapuram.

The meet focused on creating awareness and hands-on training using the Open Modelica Software on advancements in the area of automation technologies. Peter Fritzson, a professor from Linkoping University, Sweden, delivered lectures on modelling of industrial processes, wherein he encouraged the participants to foster renewable energy sources to reduce carbon footprint.

Special Officer T.Gopala Rao, principal P.C. Krishnamachary and director D.V.S. Bhagavanulu spoke. Convener B. Polaiah was present.31st anniversary

The 31st anniversary of N.P. Savitramma Government Women’s Degree College, Chittoor, was inaugurated by C.K. Lavanya Babu, founder of Shirdi Sai Viswasai trust last week.

After TTD’s Sri Padmavathi Women’s College in Tirupati, this college was established in the district to meet the educational needs of girls in western Chittoor. Ms. Lavanya urged girl students to make use of the PG courses introduced and research lab opened at the college. Being one of the old student, she announced to launch the alumni association next year.

Founder N.P. Venkateswara Chowdary traced the institution’s three decades of history in reaching out to women. Principal L.Sivaprasad announced to offer vocational degree and M.A. courses next year. A.Bhavana, a student who won a state prize in vocal music at the inter-collegiate cultural and sports meet was felicitated and the five degree toppers were also honoured. Former Principal M.Narasimha Reddy and Vice-Principal G.Usha Rani spoke.

‘SHREE Vanitha 2K13’

SHREE Institute of Technical Education (SITE) observed the ‘International Women’s Day’ in the form of a cultural fest ‘SHREE Vanitha 2K13’ last week, under the joint aegis of its MBA department and Chandana Ramesh Shopping Mall.

About 227 girls from engineering, MBA, pharmacy and dental colleges in Rayalaseema districts took the quiz, dance contest and funny games.

Public Relations Society of India (PRSI), Tirupati chapter, chairperson C. Swarajya Lakshmi recalled the metamorphosis in the role of women over the centuries. Diabetologist P. Krishna Prasanthi, an SSC sSate topper in those days, suggested tips for the young women to emerge successful in the competitive world.

Chairman T.Damodaram gave a motivating address on the possible role the women could portray in future, while event convener N.B. Harshavardhan Reddy explained the day’s significance. A student Gayani was crowned the ‘SHREE Vanitha 2K13’. Correspondent P.V. Ramana, principal P.Raghavulu, Vice-Principal T.Seshagiri, MBA head S.Srinivas and placement officer A.Babu Naidu took part.

Spanish team visits SVU

A team of scientists from Spain visited Sri Venkateswara University’s department of physics last week, under the prestigious Indi-Spanish international collaborative MoU project entitled ‘Development of rare earth-doped nano-crystalline materials for applications in optical sensors and photonic devices’.

An academic Victor Lavin is the principal investigator for the project from the Spanish side, while Inocencio Rafael Martin, Ulises Ruyman Rodriguez Mendoza and Sergio Fabian Leon Luis are the co-investigators. The team was welcomed by SVU physics professor C.K. Jayasankar, the principal investigator on the Indian side, along with the co-investigators M.L.P. Reddy (Deputy Director of CSIR-NIIST Trivandrum), P.Babu, principal of Government Degree College, Satyavedu and V.Venkatramu from Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.

Women health issues

The Centre for Women’s Studies of Sri Padmavathi Women’s University (SPMVV) conducted a meet on ‘Measures to be taken during the menopausal stage’ last week. Amrutha Bagga, an academic from the University of Pune, said health practices should be followed stringently ahead of the menopause, indicating that women having crossed 45 years of age should get their health status checked periodically. Centre director D.B. Krishnakumari presided.

The varsity’s NSS bureau conducted a camp under its VI division at Cherlopalle village near the city.

A.D. Rangarajan,

in Tirupati


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