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CURIOUS: Students admiring an exhibit at Infant Jesus College of Engineering at Keelavallanadu in Tuticorin district on Saturday.
CURIOUS: Students admiring an exhibit at Infant Jesus College of Engineering at Keelavallanadu in Tuticorin district on Saturday.

Staff Reporter

At a three-day national-level technical symposium

Tuticorin: A three-day national-level technical symposium and aerospace expo were organised by the Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Infant Jesus College of Engineering, Keelavallanadu on Friday.

Inaugurating the symposium, S. Kaliappan, Vice-Chancellor, Anna University, Tirunelveli, emphasized the importance of core subjects of engineering. He said “India is highly competitive in the research aspects of aerospace and we are proud of it.”

He appreciated the efforts made by students who showcased their talents in exhibiting the designs of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL) to provide a lot of exposure to students and the general public.

Kota Harinarayana, former Director of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Project, spoke on the historical developments in the aviation field and its modern trends.

He replied to a volley of queries raised on the operation and functions of an aircraft. A total of 140 participants from 27 colleges all over India made paper presentations on various topics of aerospace propulsion, avionics, aircraft material and aircraft maintenance.

The combined events of symposium and aerospace exhibition were aimed at providing an opportunity for the students to prove their mettle in the area of aeronautical engineering, said the Director, S. Allwin.

The students displayed a wide range of exhibits on the mechanism of remote-controlled models of aircraft, including Geo Synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) operation of landing, cryogenic engine testing, communication satellite and remote sensing satellite, hover craft, rovers, rockets and gliders, the light aircraft that flies without engine power.

B. Stephen, Chairman, and S. Anand, college director, spoke.

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