NCC cadets of Thiagarajar College of Engineering on a trekking expedition in Kodaikanal;

NCC cadets of Thiagarajar College of Engineering on a trekking expedition in Kodaikanal;  

Cadets of 4(TN) Engineer Company, National Cadet Corps of Thiagarajar College of Engineering, undertook a two-day trekking expedition on Kodai Hills recently. The cadets began the 38th annual Kodai Hill trekking expedition on October 18 and covered 50 km on foot. The next day, they trekked to Kurinji Andavar Temple and nearby places.

The Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology of Sourashtra College conducted a three-day workshop on ‘Advanced molecular biology techniques’ for students of Meenakshi Mission Hospital College. The Principal, R.L. Ramnath, in his valedictory address, stressed the importance of hands-on training. The Head of the Department, P. Saravanan, presided.

The department also conducted inter-school competitions for higher secondary students. About 80 students from 10 schools participated in painting, pencil drawing, English vocabulary, essay writing, elocution, dumb charade and quiz competitions. HDI Jain Matriculation Higher Secondary School was the winner, followed by SBOA Matriculation Higher Secondary School. Uma Ramesh, Principal, TVS Matriculation Higher Secondary School, delivered the valedictory address. Dr. Ramnath distributed prizes to the winners.

A lecture on ‘Right to Information Act’ was delivered by AL. Chidambaram, a consumer rights activist, at the ‘Right to Information Week’ celebration of the college. V. Gopathy, Head, Department of Commerce, welcomed the gathering. The Youth Red Cross unit programme officer M. Muthupandi proposed a vote of thanks.

The annual meet of Sourashtra College Alumni Association was organised recently. T. S. Balakrishnan, secretary, spoke about the various schemes like student scholarship and free mid-day meals sponsored by the association. L. G. Umesh Kannan, Head (Personnel), Eveready Industries, the chief guest, recalled his student days in the college and thanked the teachers for shaping him up well. K. Jeyachandran, treasurer, welcomed the gathering. Dr. Ramnath presided. The treasurer of Sourashtra College Council, P.K. Mothilal, promised to help the association to render more service to the students. M.P.R. Rajasekaran, vice-president of the association, proposed a vote of thanks.

The Department of Information Technology of Nadar Mahajana Sangam S. Vellaichamy Nadar College conducted a State-level seminar on ‘Convergence of technologies in IT.’ K. Pandiarajan, Managing Director, Ma Foi Group, in his inaugural address, explained how technologies could be converged and how they could be applied in every day life. He also demonstrated how barriers of gender, geography, language, society and technologies had been broken in a converged world. Mr. Pandiarajan highlighted perception as the major determining factor of success and listed the aptitude to learn new things, ability to unlearn and acquisition of in depth knowledge in the chosen field as the qualities expected of a person in the job market. The correspondent, P. Mahendravel, presided over the inaugural function. Praveena, Head of the Department (in charge), welcomed the gathering and Sathya Priya proposed a vote of thanks.

Suruliandi of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University; Meiyappan of Alagappa University, and M. Tharmaraj of Madurai Kamaraj University were the resource persons. Siva Rajah, CEO of Winways Systems, delivered the valedictory address. T. Dhanapalan, Co-ordinator, distributed certificates to the participants.

The college organised a State-level seminar on ‘Consumer awareness and NSS volunteers’ in which G. Sethuraman, NSS Programme Coordinator (in charge), Madurai Kamaraj University, spoke about the role of NSS volunteers in creating proper awareness among consumers of their rights. S. Alagarnathan, Dean, welcomed the gathering. Mr. Mahendravel, correspondent, presided. The seminar was inaugurated by S. Asokan, Principal. R. Senthilkumar proposed a vote of thanks.

G. Sri Ram of Bharati Airtel and S. Senbaganathan, Principal, N.P.R. Arts and Science College, Natham, were the resource persons.

A seminar on ‘Right to Information Act’ was jointly organised by the Rotaract Club, NSS unit and Citizen Consumer Club of Madurai Institute of Social Sciences for students. S. Tamizharasan, president, Consumer Rights Protection Council, in his address, explained the salient features of the Right to Information Act. Prof. TM. Venkatamurugan staff in charge for the Rotaract Club welcomed the gathering. Prof. S. Koodalingam Vice Principal presided over the seminar and quoted many examples to right to information. Mr. G. Ramamoorthy, staff in charge for the Citizen Consumer Club introduced the chief guest.

The chief guest Mr. S. Thamilarasan, Senior Advocate and President, Consumer Rights Protection Council explained in detail about the right to information act.

He said that the Act was a boob to the public as information could be obtained from any government department by paying the prescribed fee.

The younger generation should make use of this opportunity in the proper way. S. Koodalingam, Vice-Principal, presided. TM. Venkatamurugan, staff in-charge, Rotaract Club, welcomed the gathering and R. Manikandan, NSS Programme Officer, proposed a vote of thanks.


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