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Exhibition is part of Srinivasa Ramanujan’s Quasqui centennial year celebrations

success formula:Students looking at the models displayed at ‘Seshamath-2013’ at SIT in the city on Saturday.Photo:M.Moorthy.
success formula:Students looking at the models displayed at ‘Seshamath-2013’ at SIT in the city on Saturday.Photo:M.Moorthy.

Students of all diploma engineering courses had displayed about 60 mathematical models at the day-long exhibition ‘Seshamath-2013’ organised by the Seshasayee Institute of Technology (SIT) here on Saturday.

The exhibition formed part of the Sri Srinivasa Ramanujan’s Quasqui centennial year celebrations. The students had displayed exhibits and charts on various mathematical theories and topics.

T. R. Sivaraman, secretary of SIT, in his inaugural address, observed that Mathematics is not restricted to classroom. For all science courses and engineering disciplines, Mathematics is the backbone. S. Sangappillai, principal, appreciated students’ interest and urged them to maintain the tempo.

S.Ruban Raj, professor and head of the Department of Mathematics, St. Joseph’s College, and R. Srikanth, associate dean, School of Humanities and Sciences, SASTRA University, were the resource persons. Mr. Ruban Raj played many mathematical games with students to make them understand that Maths is fun. Mr. Srikanth said that numbers form the essence of Vedas . He also paid rich tributes to Srinivasa Ramanujan. S. Sudharssanam, former educational advisor, N. Venkatramani, managing director, Mangalam Builders, P. Kothandaraman and Himmatlal, both alumni of SIT, offered felicitations.

N. Gurunathan, head of the Basic Engineering department, spoke on the highlights of the exhibition. Sai Shree (I year civil engineering) won the first prize for her model ‘Tower of Hanoi’.

The second prize was won by two teams – M. Rajkumar and S. Vikram Adityan (I mechanical) for their model on the title ‘think little bit’, and M. Nandini, E. Nithya and S. Mubina (all I computer science) for their model on the title ‘fun game’.

The third prize was also shared by two teams – S. Vamshika (I ECE) for her model on the title ‘normal distribution’ and R. Sathyaraj, S. Gokulnath and G. Nandakumar (all I mechanical) for their model ‘probability’. The exhibit PSLV rocket designed by the students of electronics and communication engineering won the consolation prize.


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