Alumni association meetingCHENNAI: The SRM University, Kattankulathur, is holding the annual general body meeting of the SRM Engineering College Alumni Association on December 30. The meeting will be presided over by T.R. Pachamuthu, Chairman of the SRM Group. Alumni from India and abroad are expected to attend the programme.

VAT help desk set upSouthern India Regional Council of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India has established a help desk on its premises to address basic queries on Tamil Nadu Value Added Tax. The desk will operate from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Exclusive helpline contact numbers are: 5567 4461/6590 0241/2852 8219.

Training in soft skillsBharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Chennai Kendra is offering a nine-day training programme in soft skills, creative writing, personality development and effective study habits for school students from Class VI to XII.

The course will be of two hours duration and will begin on Saturday. The courses will be conducted at Bhavan's Rajaji Vidyashram, 6, Kilpauk Garden Road. Details: 2644 2823/2644 2168.