The Department of Mathematics of NGM College, Pollachi, observed Srinivas Ramanujan's 125{+t}{+h}birth anniversary by organising a Math-Expo 2012. President of the college B.K. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar inaugurated the expo, which had 43 models on display.

The Department magazine Maga Ma 2012 was also released on the occasion. Retired mathematics teacher K. Karupannan was honoured with the ‘Srinivasa Ramanujan Excellence Award for Mathematics'.

A student chapter of Computer Society of India was inaugurated in the MCA Department of Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi. Prashant R. Nair, vice-chairman, Information Technology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, inaugurated the chapter.

Students were briefed on the role of CSI and were told to derive maximum benefits through effective interactions with the parent body.

A ‘Kayakalpa Pairchi' was organised for women by the Women Empowerment Cell of SNMV College of Arts and Science. Brindha Devi led the session. She spoke on Vedanta Maharishi, the founder of Kayakalpam.

A session on yoga was conducted by Sudhendara Devi. She pointed out how the benefits of yoga were seen in controlling blood pressure, headaches, diabetes, etc.

The School of Hotel Management and Catering Science of AJK College of Arts and Science organised ‘Sugar ‘n' Spice' – All India Hospitality Competitions.

Students from 12 colleges from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka participated in events such as cookery, vegetable and fruit carving, cocktail and mocktail making, flower arrangement, spices and pulses rangoli, napkin folding, quiz, and cake decoration.

N.P.C. Babu, chef, Park Plaza, Chennai, was the chief guest. The overall trophy went to Army College, Bangalore.

The Department of MBA of Rathinam College of Arts and Science organised a ‘CEO Meet', which was addressed by K. Rajesh Karumathil, senior specialist in Knowledge Management, VWR, Coimbatore.

He spoke on job perception. He told the students how to set smart goals and goals would become smart when they were specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely. He also gave tips on improving communication, and selecting jobs that they were interested in.

The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology of Sri Jayendra Saraswathy Maha Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science organised a State-level inter-collegiate technical symposium ‘Sysparadise ‘12'.

A.K. Paul, Technical Head, Bloom Electronics Private Limited, was the chief guest, while V.A. Muthukumar, business development manager, Future Net Technologies, Chennai, was the special guest.

They spoke on ‘N Computing' and virtualisation, its impact and future trends.

Students and faculty of Guruvayurappan Institute of Management organised a rally on the theme ‘Save the Earth' on Race Course to highlight the importance of maintaining healthy environment, healthy living, pollution control and waste management.

The rally was flagged off by Hema Karunakaran, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Law and Order.

The Department of Information Technology of RVS College of Engineering and Technology conducted a national level technical symposium ‘Adhwaitha ‘12'.

S. Vijaya Krishnan, HR head, Majestic People Infotech, Coimbatore, was the chief guest. He spoke on latest versions in the field of information technology. Communication skills, technical skills and personal ability were three skills needed for an engineering graduate who wished to land a job.

‘The Gazette', the department newsletter, was released by the Dean of the department.

The symposium included events such as paper presentation, project presentation, code debugging, gaming, and surprise events.

The first year postgraduate students of Social Work Department of Hindusthan College of Arts and Science in collaboration with Native Medicare Charitable Trust organised a rural camp in Tholampalayam Panchayat.

Sankara Institute of Management Studies in association with Indian Overseas Bank organised a workshop on ‘Marketing Skills' for its students.

Chief Regional Manager of the Bank, Coimbatore, Bhaskaran, asked the students to work harder and not get disappointed when customers coming to the bank did not show interest in any of the products of the bank.

He also added that the bank was augmenting its resources and its efforts to upgrade itself from the seventh position to the fifth. Chandrasekaran, advisor, Aegis Global, spoke on marketing strategies.

A national conference on ‘Horizon of Social Work Profession in India - A Global Outlook' was held at Nehru Arts and Science College. A. Ramaiah, chairperson, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, was the chief guest.

He spoke on social justice and developmental challenges in India. Nalini Ranganathan, head, Department of Social Work, Pondicherry University, was the guest of honour. Technical sessions were handled by experts from institutions.

Coimbatore Institute of Management and Technology in association with Campus Images, a film animation and digital arts institution, organised ‘Oviya', an art mela for school children on the college campus.

Nearly 600 children from 24 schools participated and exhibited their talents. The theme for the event was Tsunami in Japan. C. Seetharaman, chief executive officer of Campus Images Unit and Raindrop Production, New Jersey, organised the prize distribution.

Tejaa Shakthi Institute of Technology for Women organised a workshop on ‘Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking'.

Resource persons from industry and academia addressed students on topics such as introduction to ethical hacking, how to hack mailing data and block mailing service using Linux, reverse engineering, etc.

The Alumni Association of Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology met recently. Alumni from various parts of the country congregated.

The SRIT Alumni Association executive committee was reconstituted with five officer-bearers and six executive committee members.

The undergraduate students of Sri G.V.G.Visalakshi College for Women, Udumalpet, won the overall title in ‘Matiq-2012', an inter-collegiate cultural competition conducted by Sri Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi.

A total of 15 colleges took part in the event. Students from the Visalakshi College who won the first prizes in different events are G. Suvitha (floral arrangement), J. Jatyabharathi and S. Nivetha (best from waste).

Jay Shriram Group of Institutions, Tirupur, conducted a technical symposium, SZIKRA-12.

Technical papers were presented and brain storming sessions conducted.

Two students from Jay Shriram Group of Institutions, Tirupur, won the first prize in the technical symposium organized by the MPNMJ Engineering College at Chennimalai.

The winners, R. Vivek and N. Santhamoorthi, presented a project namerd ‘automatic cradle' to bag the prize.

Amutha Kannan in Coimbatore and R. Vimal Kumar in Tirupur