D. Napoleon, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, visited PSGR Krishnammal College for Women. A release said he appreciated the college for its achievements in academics and extra-curricular activities. He stressed on the equality of sexes and empowerment of women.

Park College of Engineering and Tekhnology recently organised a function to celebrate Mother Teresa anniversary. A release said a function to honour Anusha R. Mahesh, Chief Executive Officer, Park Educational Institutions, who won an award on Mother Teresa's name, was also held. P.V. Ravi, Chairman of the College, presided over the function.

The college recently organised a lecture on wind energy. A release said K. Kasthurirangaian, Chairman, Indian Wind Power Association, spoke on the occasion. P.V. Ravi, Chairman, Park Institutions, presided over the function. Mr. Kasthurirangaian stressed the importance of renewable energy.

Department of Management of Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology recently inaugurated its reconstituted management association. A release said ‘Sri Ramakrishna Institute's Management Association' for the academic year 2010-11 was inaugurated on September 17. N.S. Kumar, Chairman, YENYESKEY Machine Tools, in his inaugural address, spoke on the qualities a young manager should possess.

Avinashilingam Deemed University recently organised a function to facilitate incoming and outgoing Vice-Chancellors. A release said G.P. Jeyanthi, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, welcomed the gathering. T.K. Shanmuganandam, Chancellor, appreciated the good work of the outgoing Vice-Chancellor. Saroja Prabhakaran, outgoing Vice-Chancellor, thanked all for their cooperation. Sheela Ramachandran, Vice-Chancellor, thanked the university management for giving her an opportunity to serve the institution.

Nanjappa Polytechnic College entered into a memorandum of understanding with SEFORGE Limited, Karumathampatti, for an industry-institute partnership programme. A release said the Foundry Technology Certification Programme would be provided to mechanical engineering students. The programme would comprise classroom as well as on the job training which would benefit the students in enhancing their knowledge and capability on foundry.

The PG Department of Social Work of Sri Krishna Arts and Science College in association with the National Child Labour Project, Coimbatore, organised World Literacy Day. A release said the students of Master of Social Work went to the middle schools and created awareness on the need for literacy, the importance of education, the role of education in society and also on the newly enacted law on compulsory education. They also went to brick kiln, met workers and counselled on the need to send children to school.

The Department of Science and Humanities of VLB Janakiammal College of Engineering and Technology inaugurated a science association recently. A release said S. Palaniammal, Head, Department of Science and Humanities, welcomed the gathering. V. Soundararajan, Principal, presided over the function. J. Manjula, Principal, Shri GVG Visalakshi College of Arts, Science and Commerce for Women, Udumalpet, inaugurated the science association.

Bharathiar School of Management and Entrepreneur Development, Bharathiar University, organised a one-day seminar on ‘Brand Building: An Indian Experience'. A release said C. Swaminathan, Vice-Chancellor, inaugurated the proceedings and delivered the inaugural address. M. Prithivi Jain Kundan, Managing Director, Kundan Pipes Pvt. Ltd., delivered the keynote address. Representatives from various manufacturing and services industries participated.

Sree Narayana Guru Institute of Management Studies recently organised a workshop on ‘Advertisement'. A release said Pradeep D. Nagaraj, Country Head, Mac Consultant, Singapore, hosted the workshop, which was held for the benefit for second year MBA students. Students were divided into groups and asked to compete among themselves.

Hindusthan College of Arts and Science and Coimbatore Productivity Council recently joined hands to sign a memorandum of understanding. A release said the understanding would pave way for the council to offer part-time post-graduate diploma in ‘Personnel Management, Industrial Relations and Labour Welfare' in the college. The council would also conduct the examinations and issue certificates. Sarasuwathi Khannaiyann, Secretary, Hindusthan Educational institutions, N. Baluswami, Principal, and M. Punitha, Head, Department of Social Work, signed the memorandum on behalf of the college.

Suguna Spark Business School in association with National Instructional Medial Institute (Ministry of Labour, Government of India) recently conducted a workshop on textbook writing for the benefit of college teachers.

A release said the two-day programme was inaugurated by Saravanabava, Executive Director of the institute. He said the institute had been engaged in publishing books and other learning materials on all employable skills for use by industrial technical institutes and polytechnic colleges.

SSK College of Engineering and Technology conducted a national-level technical symposium recently. A release said K. Raghunandhanan, Senior Deputy General Manager, Larsen and Toubro Limited, inaugurated the symposium. He spoke on the importance of preventing environmental pollution. He highlighted the needs and methods of energy consumption, carbon emission, water management, waste management, etc.

Lions Club of Coimbatore Nehru Nagar and Dr. N.G.P. Arts and Science College recently organised a motivational lecture on ‘Achieving Excellence Through Self-Discipline'. A release said C. Sylendra Babu, Commissioner of Police, Coimbatore, spoke on the occasion. He asked the students to believe in themselves and equip themselves with adequate skills. More than 1,000 students were benefitted by the lecture.

P.A. College of Engineering and Technology recently organised an intra-collegiate symposium. A release said electrical and electronics engineering departments came together in organising the event. K. Sathya, Head, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering briefed the gathering about the various activities of the departments. R.K. Suresh, Principal, also spoke on the occasion.

Kongunadu Arts and Science College recently organised a book exhibition. Library and Information Centre of the College coordinated with M/s. Pai and Sons, Coimbatore in conducting the exhibition. S. Ravi Shankar, Principal in-charge, presided over the inauguration of the exhibition. More than 5,000 volumes of books on computer science, English literature, botany, zoology, biochemistry, mathematics, physics, biotechnology, general and competitive exams, were on display.

EASA College of Engineering and Technology celebrated the 43 {+r} {+d} Engineers' Day by paying tribute to Sir M. Viswesvaraya. A release said B.G. Vishnura, Principal, welcomed the gathering. T.D. Easwaramoorthy, Chairman, presented a gist of the contributions of engineers, both past and present. M.S. Krishnan Kutty, General Manager, Marketing, Amrita University, spoke on engineering in India. Nityanandan Devaraaj, SBU Head, Foundry Division, L&T, Coimbatore, spoke on how students should mould themselves.

Students' Management Association of Coimbatore Institute of Management and Technology was inaugurated by M.S.S. Varadan, Chairman, OM Consultants, Bengaluru, recently. He observed that the priorities of role of CEOs of India differed from those of CEOs of the U.S. P. Natarajan, Principal, CIMAT, welcomed the gathering.

Department of Tamil, Karpagam University, recently organised an inter-college competition. A release said ‘Bharthi Vizha' saw more than 100 students from across Tamil Nadu participate in elocution, poetry, etc. Abinaya of N.G.M. Arts and Science College, Pollachi, won the first prize in elocution. The second prize was shared by Kattur Tamil Chezhiyan of Nandha Arts and Science College and Shankar of Erode Arts and Science College, Erode. The overall shield was bagged by Erode Arts and Science College students.

The inauguration of Management Association of Kathir School of Management was held recently. A release said M. Manuneethicholan, Registrar of Companies, Coimbatore, was the chief guest. He spoke on globalisation, the role of management graduates in corporate world and suggested the formation of a companies' officers' association. Management quiz, ad-zap, singing competition, etc. were held.

SVS Institute of Management Studies organised a lecture on ‘Road to Success'. A release said A.M. Palanisamy, Chairman, Aerospace Materials Pvt. Ltd., Pollachi, was the chief guest. He spoke on equal distribution of intelligent quotient, emotional quotient and spiritual quotient in one's life.

The campus placement of Amrita School of Business for the year 2011 was held recently. A release said Khimji Ramdas, an international company, was present to recruit students. It was a dream come true for students from all the four campuses – Bangalore, Amritapuri, Cochin and Coimbatore, as they came out in flying colours. Rahul K. Ajay from Amrita School of Business, Amritapuri, Siddarth Menon and Vikas Kumar from Amrita School of Business, Bangalore, and Lakshmanan H. from Amrita School of Business, Cochin, got placed at Procter and Gamble.

Vibin Chandar, an M.Sc. Computer Science student of R.V.S. College of Arts and Science, won the ‘Best of Karizma 2010' with a cash prize of Rs. 10,000 along with a shield, rolling trophy and certificate of merit.

The event was a national-level symposium, organised by the P.S.G.R. Krishnammal College of Arts and Science for Women.

Dr. NSK Community College has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bharathiar University to offer a structured diploma programme in machine operator for paper bag and paper cup machine. A release said the understanding was reached on October 18. N.S. Kumar, Chairman of the College, signed the agreement on behalf of the College. P. Thirumavalavan, Registrar, signed it on behalf of the University.

Karthik Madhavan