Chennai: For the fifth year in a row, St. Joseph’s College of Engineering (Chennai) emerged the Champion of Champions with a tally of 860 points in the Tamil Nadu inter-engineering competitions for 2007-2008, organised by the Anna University Sports Board. The trophy and other prizes were presented at a special function on Friday.
D. Viswanathan, Vice-Chancellor, Anna University, who presided, hailed St. Joseph’s achievement under the leadership of Babu Manoharan, and said the institution was a role model.
Viswanathan made a fervent plea to students to devote at least an hour a day for sports.
S. Devadoss, Director of Physical Education, Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli, welcomed the gathering, and J.P. Sukumar presented a report. K. Karunakaran, Chairman, Anna University Sports Board, underlined the growing enthusiasm among the students to sports. S. Chandran, Director of Physical Education, BSA Crescent Engineering College, proposed the vote of thanks.
The champions: Zone 1:Velammal Engineering (400 points); Zone 2: College of Engineering (Guindy) (520); Zone 3: St. Joseph’s CE (690); Zone 4: BSA Crescent EC (520); Zone 5: Arunai EC (450); Zone 6: Sona College of Technology (Salem) (570); Zone 7: Kongu EC (Erode) (390); Zone 8: Paventhar Bharathidasan College (Tiruchi) (280); Zone 9: Sethu IT (Virudunagar) (510); Zone 10: Arulmigu Kalasalingam CE (Virudunagar) (380).
Champion of Champions: 1. St. Joseph’s CE (860); 2. Sethu IT (300); 3. College of Engineering (220). — Special Correspondent