MediCiti Medical College celebrated its 10{+t}{+h}annual day honouring senior faculty and presentation of awards to faculty and students. Several other activities marked the occasion.

The chief guest, V.S.RAO, Director of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Hyderabad campus asked the medical students to excel not simply in studies but also in providing compassionate medical care at all times and to every one. Dr. Rao emphasized the importance of professionalism in the practice of medicine and patient care.

Noted educationist and poet, V. Malakonda Reddy, who is credited with starting several academic institutions was felicitated on the occasion. Parliament member, Y.S.Chowdary, who is also the Chairman of the MIMS executive Committee mentioned that the MIMS faculty participated in the research methodology course given by Fogarti International in collaboration with University of Pittsburgh, USA. Mr. Chowdary advised students and staff to apply the inspirational message of Dr. Kalam, who visited the campus recently.

C.Venkata S. Ram, CEO of MIMS reminded students that despite many technological and scientific advances, the fundamentals of medical profession remain the same - to save lives and minimise misery from illness. K. V. Raghava Rao, principal also spoke.

MRCET

Series of student festivals marked the beginning of the academic year at the Malla Reddy College of Engineering and Technology where seven festivals under the banner of “Exuberanza 2k12” were hosted for different departments to provide a platform for students to interact and expose them to the latest technologies in their respective fields.

Short Movie Making, Robotic Exhibition, design contest, RJ Hunt, Auto Expo, Projectexpo, “c” Skills, Dudes and duttettes, Google Junkie, App guru, Computer soul, Tricopter workshop, Boomerang workshop, Hovermania competition, Miniature Exhibition, AD-MAG on Green and Treasure Hunt were some of the events that tested students skills in both formal and non-formal events, said Dr. VSK Reddy, Principal, MRCET,

The JNTUH Vice Chancellor, Prof. Rameshwar Rao advised the students and faculty to expose themselves to latest technologies and exhibit their excellent talent for developing new technology in their specialisations. K.R. Ravi, Deputy Head, Tata Advanced Systems Ltd; Ch.Malla Reddy

Chairman, Malla Reddy Group of Institutions and others spoke. Dr.VSK Reddy, Principal explained the activities. Students from various engineering colleges participated.

Al Habeeb

The 11{+t}{+h}orientation programme of Al Habeeb College of Engineering & Technology saw the senior students motivating the newcomers with their pep talk and display of the products designed by students of different streams.

Innovative products designed to save energy were displayed and the highlight of the event was the Solar Car designed by the Mechanical Department students. The Car can be charged by solar power and can run up to 40 Kms accommodating the weight of 220 Kgs, explained Uday Bhaskar, Head of Mechanical Department. The car was designed spending Rs.45, 000 and it can be further reduced with mass production

Mohd Ali Rafath, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of A.P Dairy Development Co-operation Federation Limited, who was the chief guest, motivated the budding engineers asking them to think out of the box and come up with innovative ideas to make a mark for themselves. Chairman of the college, Abdul Karim and Principal Mahmood Basha also spoke.

Vedic School

Engineering students were exposed to niche areas of VLSI designing and is applicability in everyday life at a workshop organised by the Vedic School of VLSI Design.

The application of VLSI circuits is everywhere like computer, car, digital cameras, mobiles and every electronic device. The students were told that these emerging areas had huge scope for getting patents and the scope available for applied research and publication makes VLSI a dream career for many engineers.

Speakers at the workshop revealed that there is a huge gap in demand and supply and engineering students with strong electronics background and creative skills can excel in the industry. Vamshi Reddy, Director of Vedic School of VLSI said that their students have been placed in top VLSI companies apart from publishing papers in national and international conferences owing to the vigorous training imparted. All the students work on live projects. Mr. Reddy said that they also conduct free workshops in colleges to explain opportunities in the field and spread awareness. “So far, we have conducted 10 workshops in colleges,” he said.