Department of International Business of PSG College of Arts and Science organised a seminar on ‘Rejuvenate Rupee’. Faculty and students from 12 colleges belonging to the international business department participated. The aim of the conference was to draw the attention of students to possible solutions to the current burning problem of current account deficit. R.R. Balasundaram, President, The Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Coimbatore, and other experts addressed the students on reasons for depreciation of rupee and measures to stabilise it.
The International Peace Day was observed by Rathinam Group of Institutions. Staff and students participated in a rally that was flagged off by Correspondent of KPM Trust P. Arumugam. It was followed by a seminar on religion and peace. Heads from various religious denominations addressed the students and urged students to have a peaceful co-existence.
P. Premkanna, Head, Department of Catering and Hotel Management, Hindusthan College of Arts and Science, presented a paper “Multiple Discriminant Analysis of Organisational Climate as perceived by student – Trainees in Hotel Industry” at the Indian Tourism Congress held at Kuala Lumpur. The analysis was employed to find out how the three categories of hotels differed in organisational climate as perceived by student trainees. Based on the perception of student trainees, three-star hotels appeared to have an edge over four or five star hotels in organisational climate.
‘Meet the scientist’
‘Meet the Scientist’ programme was held at Dr. NGP Arts and Science College. A. Sivathanu Pillai, Distinguished Scientist, DRDO, and Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, BrahMos Aerospace, was the resource person. He made a presentation on pursuit of science and innovative India. He touched on topics such as industrial revolution, food production, nuclear power, moon mission, missile systems, etc. He interacted with students and addressed their queries.
World Deaf Day
The PG and Research Department of Social Work of Hindusthan College of Arts and Science in association with Family Care organised events to mark the World Deaf Day. Nearly 100 people who were hearing impaired from several districts attended the programme.
Director of Family Care Renuka interpreted the programme through sign language for the benefit of the participants. Programmes, games, competitions and cultural programmes were conducted for them.
The Department of Biosciences and Research of Shri Nehru Maha Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science organised a South Indian medical food fest to create awareness on the value and importance of medicinal plants. The highlight of the fest was preparation of food items without the use of fire, incorporating medicinal herbs and spices that have nutritional value. As many as 90 participants prepared 179 varieties of dishes. The best dish prepared by V. Mathivannan won the first prize and he was declared “Mr. Chef”.
Students of KMCH College of Pharmacy observed World Pharmacist Day. A rally was organised to mark the day, which was flagged off by Thavamani D. Palanisami, Managing Trustee of Kovai Medical Center Research and Educational Trust. A blood donation camp was also held as part of the observation. A quiz competition was also held.
Departments of Aeronautical Engineering of Park College of Engineering and Technology and Park College of Technology organised a ‘Talk Series’ on research and development in Defence challenges for engineers. Bhujanga Rao, Distinguished Scientist and Director General, Defence Research and Development Organisation, was the chief guest. He said there was a need to have deployable engineers rather than unemployed engineers. There were many challenges for engineers in the field of solar energy, health informatics, urban infrastructure, etc.
The Department of Communication and Media Studies of Bharathiar University conducted ‘Pinhole ‘13’, a photograph competition on the theme ‘identity’. K. Loganathan of PSG College of Arts and Science won the first prize of Rs. 5,000, while J. Karthik of Hindusthan College of Arts and Science won the second prize of Rs. 3,000, while T. Siddharth of PSG CAS won the third prize of Rs. 2,000. There was also an exhibition of photographs clicked by professional photographers.
The EBET Group of Institutions, Kangayam, conducted a ‘Corporate connect’ programme as a platform for industry-institution interaction, on its premises recently. R. Sakthivelu, retired General Manager of Karur Vysya Bank, gave a lecture on the topic of ‘Three dimensional love essential for leadership’.
Sri G.V.G. Visalakshi College for Women, Udumalpet, has introduced a short-term certificate course in ‘International airline, travel and tourism’ a few days back. A release said the course was offered for the final year undergraduate students pursuing History, Economics and English so as to provide them with a value-addition. The course content covers topics on airline industry, geography, travel formalities, travel desk operations, hotels and use of travel information, among others.