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M. Ponnambalam, Chairman, Governing Board, Nehru Memorial College, honouring T.J. Pandian, National Professor (ICAR), Centre for Excellence In Genomic Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, during the INSPIRE science camp.

M. Ponnambalam, Chairman, Governing Board, Nehru Memorial College, honouring T.J. Pandian, National Professor (ICAR), Centre for Excellence In Genomic Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, during the INSPIRE science camp.  


160 children attend


About 160 Plus One students took part in an Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) camp organised by Nehru Memorial College, Puthanampatti. The students belonged to matriculation, government, and CBSE schools who had excelled in Class 10 examinations and currently in Plus One. The students were from schools in Dharmapuri, Namakkal, Karur, Kulithalai, Salem, Perambalur, and Tiruchi districts. Motivating students to take up science and research was the primary objective behind the camp, which was inaugurated by T.J. Pandian, national professor (ICAR), Madurai Kamaraj University.

Scientific research, Mr. Pandian said, was directed towards finding simplified explanations to complex problems. Outlining the scholarship programmes implemented by the Department of Science and Technology, Mr. Pandian said the INSPIRE scholarship scheme offered 10,000 scholarships every year for undertaking bachelor and master's level science education.

The Scheme for Early Attraction of Talent (SEATS) aimed at attracting talented youth to study science by providing Inspire Award to one million young learners in the age group 10 to 15.

Lectures and interactions with eminent scientists and professors, visits to laboratories and demonstrations of various science concepts formed part of the residential camp. College president Pon. Balasubramaniam presided over the inaugural session.

College chairman M. Ponnambalam, principal T. Jayaprakasam, and M. Meenakshisundaram, coordinator, took part.


via software’

The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchi, hosted a workshop on “Microwaves through software”. Prominent ophthalmologist P. Namperumalsamy, Chairman Emeritus of Aravind Eye Hospital, Vision Centres, spoke about the current problems faced by the Indian public with respect to healthcare and explained how these problems could be overcome by the help of telemedicine. Tele-consultation can help reduce cost, increase transfer of information regarding medicine across various channels, and help improve the healthcare for rural population, he said.

S. Raghavan, professor, NIT, elaborated the importance of microwaves in various fields of technology.

G. Ganapathy, former director of Tamil Nadu Medical Board, gave real-life examples of the use of telemedicine. D. Sriram Kumar, Head, Department of ECE, spoke

Two from Tiruchi

get BREVITY award

Two senior academics from Tiruchi were awarded the BREVITY’s Achievement Awards in Bengaluru recently. M. Ponnilango, Director (Technical) of Jenneys Academy of Hotel Management, was conferred Brevity achievement award for his lifetime contribution to hospitality education.

P. Shahul Hameed, Director, Environmental Research Centre, J.J. College of Engineering and Technology, was conferred the ‘Glory of India Award’ for his contribution in the field of radiation ecology and environmental radioactivity.



The valediction of UGC-sponsored orientation programme in Computer Science and English held at Bharathidasan University’s Tiruchi campus on Wednesday.

V.M. Muthukumar, Vice-Chancellor, presided over the programme.

R. Karpaga Kumaravel, Director-In-Charge, Gopinath Ganapathy and M. Angkayarkan Vinayaka Selvi, Coordinator spoke.

Agri college

students’ club

Students Club of Agricultural College and Research Institute and Institute of

Agriculture, Kudumiyanmalai, Pudukkottai was inaugurated recently by B.J. Pandian, Director, Water Technology Centre, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore.

In his inaugural address, Mr. Pandian said students should identify their strength and invest time to develop their talents. The reading habit had to be inculcated by students to develop their potential. He stressed on the conservation of natural resources such as water, food, and electricity in day-to-day life to save our national wealth.

T. Senguttuvan, Dean and Principal (in-charge) AC&RI and IOA, Kudumiyanmalai, P. Sankaralingam, Director, STAMIN, Kudumiyanmalai, and T.M. Shajahan, former Additional Director of Agriculture, spoke.

Tiruchi girls wins

taekwondo medal

Trisha Lesley, a second year B.A.LLB (Hons) student of Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchi, has bagged bronze medal in the 73 kg weight category at the 34th senior national taekwondo championship held at Punjab. She qualified for the championship after having won gold medal in the State senior taekwondo championship held at Salem.



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