TAMIL NADU

Proving their creative skills

Architecture students from Satyabama Deemed University have decided to paint their way to a world record.

Over 600 students would get together to paint a 2.2 kilometre long painting as a part of their annual convention, `Yugam'.

The theme that they have chosen is "Escalating from the Genesis— An Evolution of Architecture", the students tell us.

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Students of SRM Arts and Science college left their footprints at the mass communication fest, `Fest O Comm' organised by the Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication at Pune.

The students bagged both the first and the second place in the short film section of `Reel Magic', the film festival judged by Ashutosh Gowarikar.

Vignaraj and Muttaiah won the first prize for their film on Road Safety titled "Obsolete".

The other team from the college brought home the second prize for their film on popcorn love titled "Aur Ek Prem Kahani".

Another student Gopalakrishnan won the photography contest for his picture titled `Escape'.

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Amidst the usual festivities, the students of Jaya College of Arts and Science decided to contribute for a social cause.

As a measure to help weavers in distress, they bought handloom dhoties and sarees worth Rs.50,000 at a exhibition conducted at their college.

An activity that the students of DRBCCC Hindu College who also found worth their while.

They purchased over 700 handloom garments last week.

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A fast-paced lifestyle calls for a knowledge of preparing quick foods and that was the focus of the Department of Home Science, Anna Adarsh College at its regional seminar on `Convenience Foods'.

There were a series of lectures on convenience foods in food services, industrial canteen and in hospitals.Inter-collegiate competitions and a cookery contest in association with Nestle India were also held.

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Talk about a two-in-one. Actually, more than just two advantages accrue from this `hybrid car' that the students of Bharath Institute of Science and Technology have invented.

Final year mechanical engineering students, A.Srinath, R.Aravind Kumar, M.Loganatha Pandian and C.Sundu Kumar with solid support from their professor M.Prem Jaya Kumar have invented `Electura' that runs on a combination of both the electric and conventional engine traction.

Dual drive for you, minus pollution. And if it takes off, the students are going to be the ones to get a great career launch.

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Here's a quick take on other extra-curricular activity.

The Rotaract Unit of the Sri Kanyaka Parameswari Arts and Science College conducted a legal awareness programme to mark Human Rights Day.

About 150 students participated in a rally followed by a human chain to spread AIDS awareness among the public.

The future physicists of Ethiraj College celebrated their department culturals with a variety of inter-collegiate contests.

The Apparel Training and Design Centre is offering a host of diplomas for the SC/ST candidates with minimum qualification of 10th standard.

Ragas Dental College organised a workshop and surgical demonstration of Indigenous Dental Implants in association with the Society for Bio-medical technology on Sunday.

Students of the department of Social Work of DG Vaishnav College had their website and placement brochure released last week by Balachandran of Tata Tele Services and G.S.Ramesh of Hyundai Motor India respectively.

An oratorical competition on Prevention of Female Infanticide was held at the DRBCCC Hindu College recently and students of Mohamed Sathak College of Arts and Science organised a rural camp at Periyapuliyur village.

The Guru Nanak College students recently participated in the Integrated Science National Meet for College Students and Hindustan College of Engineering inaugurated its Bay Aero Club during the week.

The literary assocation of Dr.Arcot Lakshmanaswami Mudaliar Arts and Science College was inaugurated this week.

(By Sudhish Kamath, K.Lakshmi, Ramya Kannan and Akila Dinakar)