The Department of Management Studies, Karpagam College of Engineering, conducted a one-day national conference on “Contemporary HR Practices for People Management”. P. Shabna, Centre of Expertise (HR and Personnel), Larsen and Toubro Limited, Coimbatore, inaugurated the conference. Papers were presented by the corporate executives and academicians about the present human resource practices.

The School of Commerce, R.V.S. College of Arts and Science, conducted a workshop on “Income Tax Filing” for the undergraduate students. Senthil, Chartered Accountant Practitioner, Sulur, was the chief guest. He discussed the details of various forms available in tax filing and procedure to fill up the forms.

To mark the World AIDS Day, the NSS Unit of CMS College of Science and Commerce in association with Blood Bank of Coimbatore Medical College Hospital conducted a blood donation camp at the hospital premises. Mangaiyarkarasi, Professor and Head, Department of Transfusion Medicine, CMC Hospital inaugurated the camp. As many as 40 NSS volunteers donated their blood. Mangaiyarkarasi pointed out the importance and need of voluntary blood donation and the role of students in making the society a better place to live and to lead a healthy life.

PPG Institute of Health Sciences joined hands with Hemophilia Society – Coimbatore Chapter and conducted a workshop “Harangue on Royal Disease – Hemophilia” at PPG College of Nursing.

More than 1,000 delegates from various parts of the country participated. Rajasekhar, Hemato-oncologist from Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, gave the special address. He quoted that this royal disease was caused by inactivity or marked deficiency of clotting factors VIII or IX in blood. Mercy Anand, Ex-Hemophilia Co-ordinator, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Shanthimala, Secretary of Hemophilia Society – Coimbatore participated.

The NSS unit of Karunya University in association with M.V. Eye Hospital conducted an eye screening camp at the university premises. As many as 4,124 students and faculties were screened during the camp and 436 students were referred to the hospital for further treatment. Spectacles were also provided to the students.

The Department of Management Studies of Karpagam College of Engineering conducted a corporate interaction programme on “Real Time Learning about Share Trading” recently.

J. Immanuel, Branch Sales Manager, Axis Bank Limited, Coimbatore, was the chief guest. He highlighted the avenues for share trading and its prospects.

The ‘World AIDS Day Rally' was taken out at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. P. Murugesa Boopathi, Vice-Chancellor of the university, flagged off the rally after administering the AIDS Day pledge to all the volunteers of NSS and Red Ribbon Club. Hema Karunakaran, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), Coimbatore City, was the guest of honour. B. Mohamad Ali, District Programme Manager, District Aids Prevention and Control Unit, C. Raja, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), Coimbatore (West), K. Mahadevan of D.V. Reader Skin and STD Specialist, CMC Hospital and M. Ramakrishnan, Managing Director, Thulasi Pharmacies India Private Limited participated. About 650 students and staff of TNAU, and 60 staff of Thulasi Pharmacies took part in the rally that passed through Cowley Brown Road, D.B. Road, TV Samy Road and Robertson Road.

MBA students of Nehru Institute of Management Studies celebrated Children's Day at various schools in the district. They took part in celebrations held at Madukkarai Panchayat Union Middle School in Ettimadai, Madukkarai Government Lower Primary School in Ettimadai and The Arya Vaidhya Trust in Navakkarai. P. Krishnakumar, Chief Executive Officer and Secretary of Nehru Group of Institutions presided over the function. Competitions like English and Tamil elocution, drawing, singing, quiz, word game were conducted for students from Class I to VIII.

The lamp lighting ceremony for the 14th batch of B.Sc. Nursing students of P.P.G. College of Nursing was conducted recently. N. Appa Rao, Senior Executive Council Member, Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi was the chief guest. About 100 students received the lamps from the guest of honour G. Josephine R. Little Flower, Registrar, The Tamil Nadu Nurses and Midwives Council, Chennai. He insisted that nursing is a noble profession and students should involve in saving the life of people.

The NCC Day was observed at Nallamuthu Gounder Mahalingam College recently. P. Badri Sriman Narayanan flagged off a cycle rally from the college that ended up at Uthukuli. Participants insisted the need for growing trees and conserving nature.

They also held placards depicting message on ozone depletion and global warming. A sapling plantation programme was also held on the premises.

Sasi Creative School of Business conducted a lecture recently. Kiruba Shankar, Chief Executive Officer, Business Blogging Private Limited and Director of F5ive Technologies, Chenna,i was the chief guest. He detailed about the evolution of Technology Entertainment and Design (TED). Rajdeepan Swaminathan, Managing Trustee of the school, J. Srikanth, Dean of the school were present.

An inter-collegiate business plan contest was conducted by the Department of Management Studies, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College. Students from nine colleges participated. M. Palanivel, Deputy Director – Mechanical, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Institute, Coimbatore, Vijey, Vice President, Knowledge Engagement, Strategic Business Solutions for MSME, S. Jagannathan, Consultant, National Entrepreneurship Network, Coimbatore were the chief guests. Students from Coimbatore Institute of Management and Technology won the first place.

The Association of Science and Humanities at Erode Builder Educational Trust's Group of Institutions, Kangeyam, was inaugurated by A. Sundaram, Assistant General Manager (Finance), Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited, recently.

In his address, Mr. Sundaram called upon the students to improve soft skills for building a successful professional career. V.N.Varadharajan, correspondent of EBET Group of Institutions, spoke.

Jay Shriram Group of Institutions, Tirupur, took out awareness programmes to observe World AIDS Day. The students took the pledge to fight against the spreading of HIV infection.

The seven day NSS Special camp of Sri Sarada College for Women, Salem, was inaugurated at Ayyamperumampatty, near Salem on Thursday.

About 150 NSS volunteers are participating in the camp. The activities included free medical check-up, veterinary camp, tree saplings planting, awareness on welfare schemes for women, AIDS awareness, eye camp, cleaning the surroundings, blood testing for HB count and counselling. Principal R. Rajeswari presided. Special address was given by Manjula Aadinarayanan, President, Indian Women's Association, Salem. Rajeswari Vadivel, Panchaya Union President and A Banumathy, Panchayat Union Middle School and others spoke.

Greentech College of Engineering for Women, Attur, conducted a workshop on “Strategies in Teaching – Learning”, a faculty training programme for Professors and Assistant Professors from various colleges. Former Registrar of Bharathiar University M. Muthusamy, was the chief guest.

S.P. Saravanan in Coimbatore,

R. Vimal Kumar in Tirupur