To create awareness about conserving petrol and diesel, NSS volunteers of SNS College of Technology took out a rally. V.P. Arunachalam, principal, inaugurated the rally that started from the college and passed through Saravanampatty and concluded at Dr. S.N.S. Rajalakshmi College of Arts and Science. More than 300 students participated in the rally holding placards and raising slogans about the importance of conserving petrol and diesel.

The Department of Catering Science and Hotel Management of Sri Krishna Arts and Science College conducted a national level workshop on bartending “Liquid Art 2011”. Pradeep Andrews, director, Shaken N Stirred, Bangalore, was the chief guest. He demonstrated the traditional and contemporary cocktail and mocktail to the students. K. Palaniappan, secretary of the college, and K. Sundraraman, principal, participated.

A Project Exhibition 2011 was conducted at Sri Eshwar College of Engineering. Balaji Palaniappan, analyst, Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS), Ashok Kumar, design engineer, Robert Bosch, Vimal, embedded specialist, Robert Bosch, Philip, associate, CTS, and Sivaramasamy, head – Information Technology, Roots Industries, were the chief guests. Students displayed projects on e-placement website, digital map and automatic home appliance controls. Rajaram, director of the college, also spoke.

Sasi Creative School of Business conducted a seminar on Soft Skills and Leadership. M. S. Thirumalai, assistant professor, University of Phoenix, United States of America, was the chief guest. He listed out the need for strong work ethics, positive attitude and time management skills. Rajdeepan Swaminathan, managing trustee of the school, presided over the function.

GRD School of Information Technology and Science conducted a two-day national conference on Emerging Technologies and Challenges in Mobile Networks. Gopinath Ganapathy, director, Technology Park, Bharathidasan University, was the chief guest. K. David, associate professor and head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, OAS Institute of Technology and Management, was the resource person. More than 100 students from various colleges participated.

The Red Ribbon Club of Sri Ramalinga Sowdambigai College of Science and Commerce and Coimbatore Medical College Hospital jointly conducted a blood donation camp on the college premises. N.S. Krishnaraju, secretary of the college, inaugurated the camp. More than 50 students donated blood.

The Library and Information Centre of Kongunadu Arts and Science College in association with New Century Book House conducted a book exhibition on the institute premises. R. Senthil Kumar, chief librarian, inaugurated the exhibition. More than 5,000 volumes of books were kept on display.

The Finance Club Clairo'11 was inaugurated at Coimbatore Institute of Management and Technology. T.N. Ravi, professor of Finance, Alliance University, Bangalore, inaugurated the event. He asked the students to prepare themselves to face the economic recession. K. A. Chinnaraju, secretary of the institute, also spoke.

The Department of Commerce of Kovai Kalaimagal College of Arts and Science conducted an exhibition Carve Show 2011. Students of commerce exhibited their talents through stalls such as banking, marketing and manufacturing units. A seminar was also conducted.

The Department of Management of Rathinam College of Arts and Science conducted the CEO Meet recently. Anand Palanisamy, chairman, Taxi Taxi and AP Groups, spoke about business values and culture. P. Murugesan, principal, presided over the function.

The Department of Management of Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology conducted a lecture on Emerging Trends in Banking and Insurance. M. Masilamani, Assistant Manager, Indian Bank, Coimbatore, inaugurated the programme. K.N. Subramanian, head, Planning Strategy and Secretarial, Pricol Corporate Service Limited, spoke on strategic financial initiatives.

SAEINDIA conducted its annual Club Officers Leaders Training programme at Amrita School of Engineering. Asit Barma, head, Global Marketing and Strategy, Defiance Technology, Bala Bharadvaj, director, Research and Development, Boeing India, and Vithal Archarya, Global Research, General Electrical, were the speakers. The students were trained on basic team building and leadership skills.

The NSS unit of Sankara College of Science and Commerce conducted a free eye screening camp recently. A team of six members from Vasan Eye Care Hospital, Thudiyalur branch, screened around 400 students and staff. S. Seethalakshmi, principal and C. Balamurugan, NSS programme officer, were present.

A workshop on Soft Skill, Placement Training and Entrepreneurship was conducted at CIT Sandwich Polytechnic College. M. Muthuswamy, former director, Board of Apprenticeship and Training, Chennai, was the chief guest. M. Raju, Inspector of Motor Vehicles, Coimbatore South Regional Transport Office, presided over the afternoon session.

The Department of Management Studies of Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College conducted a two-week faculty development programme on Emerging Trends in Commodity Market. V. Shunmugam, chief economist, Multi Commodity Exchange, Mumbai, was the chief guest. Resource persons from various industries handled the technical sessions. More than 50 management faculty from across the country participated.

A national symposium on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology for the Sustainability of Human Society, Biocrossroads 2011, was conducted at K.S.G. College of Arts and Science. K. Muthuchelian, Vice-Chancellor, Periyar University, inaugurated the symposium. Mr. Muthuchelian released a souvenir and addressed the students.

The placement cell of KTVR Knowledge Park for Engineering and Technology conducted an interactive session with K.P. Krishnamoorthy, head of Corporate Relations Match Point, Chennai. The programme was conduced to empower the final year students of all departments to prepare for their placements.

The Department of Information Technology of PPG Institute of Technology conducted a national level workshop on Network Simulator. More than 70 participants from various institutions participated. N. Radhika from Amrita University inaugurated the workshop. She explained the importance of NS2 software in research and its various features.

The Social Work Department of Bharathiar University conducted a programme on Cyber Crime and its Prevention recently. City Police Commissioner Amaresh Pujari was the chief guest. Mr. Pujari explained cyber crime and measures to control it. He added that cyber attacks were increasing every day and the police were well-equipped to detect the cases. A power point presentation was also made during the programme.

The Department of Management Studies of Adithya Institute of Technology conducted a national conference on Global Trends in Management. More than 400 students from various colleges from Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka participated. P.M. Jagathessan, vice-president, Human Resource and Administration, Sara Elgi, was the chief guest. A souvenir was also released on the occasion. More than 200 papers were presented.

The Department of Management Studies of Kalaignar Karunanidhi Institute of Technology conducted a guest lecture on Competency of Human Resource. Sukumaran Mariappan, head of Human Resource India Region, Trimble Group of Companies, was the chief guest.

He highlighted the competition faced by management students and how to overcome it.

The Post Graduate and Research Department of Social Work of Sree Narayana Guru College conducted a national level seminar on Challenges in Contemporary Social Work Practice. V.P. Prabhakaran, secretary of Sree Narayana Guru Educational Trust, presided over the function.

Paranjothi Ramalingam, head of Social Work Department, Amrita University, and P. Illango, head of Social Work Department, Bharathidasan University, were the resource persons. More than 200 students from across the country participated.

S.P. Saravanan