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Anticipate changes, management students told

Focus on technology: DIGITALK 09, a national-level technical symposium, being inaugurated at Kumaraguru College of Technology in the city.

Focus on technology: DIGITALK 09, a national-level technical symposium, being inaugurated at Kumaraguru College of Technology in the city.   | Photo Credit: – Photos: Special Arrangement.



A workshop on Clinical Care Nutrition was organised by the Coimbatore chapter of the Indian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition at PSG College of Arts and Science.

Dr. Sadasivam, Consultant Oncology Surgeon, GKNM Hospital, delivered the inaugural address on Perioperative Nutrition Support. V.Kavitha, senior dietician, was felicitated for being the first registered dietician of PSG Hospitals.

The activities of the Sankara Management Association for the current academic year was inaugurated by M. Krishna , MD, Dresser Valve India Pvt. Ltd. He explained the rapid changes in the global business environment and pointed out that the response time is limited. Hence, the management students should understand the developments and become adept in anticipating changes, he said. Dr. P. Murugesan, Principal, Sankara Institute of Management Science, and Dr. R. Selvakumaran, Principal, Sankara College of Science and Commerce, spoke.

The Kumaraguru College of Technology conducted a national-level technical symposium –DIGITALK 09 – of the Department of Electronics and Communication and “Matrix 09” of Department of Mechatronics. Dr. Ananth Seshan, CMD, Fifth Generation India Pvt. Ltd, inaugurated it. B.K. Krishnaraja Vanavarayar, Co-chairman, KCT, presided.

Sri Ramakrishna Institute Management Association (SRIMA) organised a workshop on “management at cross roads” at Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology for III Year BE – ECE students. Dr. S. V. Devanathan, Director, KCT, conducted a debate between two teams of students on “Value based management versus wealth based management”. He also spoke on “spirituality based management”.

The students of Coimbatore Institute of Management and Technology took out a “helmet awareness rally” with the theme - save life, wear helmet. It was flagged-off by Dr. K. A. Chinnaraju, Director of the instutition.

The rally, organised in association with the Coimbatore Cosmo Jaycees, started from the college campus at Narasipuram and ended at the VOC Park.

The Department of Commerce of Sri Krishna college of Arts and Science organised a session on “Retail Banking Technology”. M.A. Srinivasan, Senior Manager of Canara Bank, Perumanallur Branch, spoke on the competition in banking sector and introduction of new technologies like debit and credit cards, mobile and internet banking.

It ended with an interactive session in which students raised a number of queries regarding RTGS, micro finance, foreign exchange, ATMs, etc.

The School of Management of VLB Janakiammal College of Engineering and Technology conducted a national conference on “role of technical and management institutions in cultivating entrepreneurs”. It was inaugurated by J. Balamurugan, MD, Nextgen Communications, New Delhi.

The valedictory address was delivered by N.Vijayakumar, Air Vice Marshal (Retd), who stressed the important role played by various leading Indian institutions in creating and encouraging entrepreneurship. Of the 96 papers received, 52 were presented at the conference.

The KTVR Knowledge Park for Engineering and Technology organised an industrial visit to the Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore, and KAYNES Technologies, Mysore, for the students of II Year B.E. Electronics and Communication Engineering and to Kerala Electrical and Allied Engineering Co Ltd, Malaa unit, Kochi, and Transformer Electrical Ltd of Kerala for the students of II Year B.E. Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

“Beacon”, the management association, was inaugurated at the San International Business School by Erick Gilbert Jose, Deputy Commandant, Rapid Action Force. V. Nandakumar, advocate, presiding, tried to motivate the students telling them success stories of businessmen like Usafali, P.R. Shetty and Rajendran. Principal Dr. K. Nanthini, chairperson of the college T. Jayalakshimi, and Managing Director T. Balkumar spoke.

An awareness programme on eye donation was organised by the NSS units and PG Department of Social work of Sree Narayanaguru College. Dr. Avidath and his team from Sankara Eye Care Institutions enlightened the students on the importance of eye donation, social issues related to this, and the ways and means of tackling them.

The students of Department of Visual Communication of the Hindusthan College of Arts and Science conducted a “koothu” on “anti-ragging”. It assumes importance in the wake of the current events. Even without using any accessories, they were able to impress the audience. Those present included Dr. Balusamy, principal, and Mr. Aravind, eminent dramatist.

A two-day orientation programme for placements was conducted by the PPG Institute of Technology. Education consultant Jayaprakash A. Gandhi enlightened the 400-odd students on the importance of communications and decision making. Dr. S.R.R Senthilkumar, Principal, inaugurating the programme, said corporate world requires much more than the quality technical education and hence the current effort. Dr. R. Balsubramaniam, Dean-Academic Affairs, spoke.

The NSS Cell of the Avinashilingam University for Women, in collaboration with the Lotus Eye Care Hospital, organised a free eye camp for the students and the staff members of the university for three days. As many as 1,000 students were screened per day. Those with defects were referred to the hospital. The aim of the camp was to identify the common problems and help correct them at the earliest.

The Info Institute of Engineering conducted a guest lecture on “overview of embedded systems”. Mr. Selvaraj, Senior Lecturer, VLB Janakiammal College of Engineering and Technology, the chief guest, underlined the need for the modern embedded systems. With the embedded systems, he said “you can do whatever you want, so please prepare yourself to do it”. A slideshow on various tools used in embedded systems was also conducted.

The Centre for Women’s Studies and the NSS of the PSGR Krishnammal College for Women organised an awareness programme on “healthy youth for healthy India” in connection with the World Literacy Day. It focussed on the physical, mental and social well-being of the youth. Students interacted with Dr. D .Silambuchelvi, gynaecologist, Dr. R. Indumathi, psychiatrist, and Ms. Thenmozhi, advocate. Dr. S. Nirmala, Director of the centre, and Dr. M.N. Renuka, NSS Co-ordinator, spoke.

The Department of Business Management of Kovai Kalaimagal College of Arts and Science conducted a seminar on success. D. Lakshmikanthan, HRD Trainer and director, Events India, spoke on “Vetriyodu Vilayadu”. He underlined the need for self-confidence, courage and patience. According to him, awareness is the most vital thing. Dr. S. Natarajan, Principal, and Prof. G. Angaiah, Dean of Studies, spoke.

The SNMV College of Arts and Science conducted a seminar on “youth and social responsibility”. Dr. E. Balagurusamy, former Vice chancellor of the Anna University, and Member, UPSC, pleaded for eradicating corruption, which was the root cause of most of the ills of the nation, for India to become a super power by 2020. M.M. Bhuradia, Secretary of the college, and Dr . Padmanabhan, Director, Career Guidance Cell, Bharathiar University, spoke.

The Department of Catering Science and Hotel Management, CSI Bishop Appasamy College of Arts and Science, organised a workshop on “interview skills -Inflection - 09” .The workshop trained the students on non-verbal gestures, communication and emotional intelligence aspects, the critical metrics for success in the current tough economic environment. Mr. Ajmed and Ms. Aditi Kannan from Concept Training tried to help students face interviews confidently and with the right attitude.

The Department of Information Technology of Dr. NGP Institute of Technology conducted the inauguration of the association “XEMAC”. Dr. P. Nagabushanam, Director, Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Board, University of Mysore, was the chief guest. Dr. O. T. Bhuvaneswaran, CEO, KMCRET, Dr. B. Subramani, Director, Dr. NGP Business School, spoke.

Prof. H. Abdul Rauf, Dean, CSE and IT, VLB College of Engineering and Technology, inaugurated the IT Department Association of the SNS College of Technology. He spoke on the contribution of IT to various fields like energy, transport, biotechnology, robotics and material science. He also explained the semantic web, artificial intelligence and flexible display and optical computing. Those who spoke include Dr. V. P. Arunachalam, Principal, and L. M. Nithya, HOD of the IT Department.

A three-day international conference on “managing global changes and challenges” was organised by the Nehru College of Management, Thirumalayampalayam. K. A. Kuriachan, MD, Kings Living Styles, in his valedictory address, said the change in the global scenario begins with the changes that are brought about by the individuals. The changes in the individual are similar to a spark of a candle in a dark room.

Those who spoke included Dr. P. Krishnakumar, Secretary of the Institution. Best paper award was given to R.Priyanka, of Dhuruva Colege of Management, Hyderabad.

G. SATYAMURTY

In Coimbatore

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