“Recognition is the greatest motivator“
College life makes every student to undertake a journey from a pebble to shine like a diamond. KCLAS is no exception to it and in fact, goes an extra edge in inculcating all the essential skills to tide in the ever – dynamic world after one steps out of college too. A few important milestones make this college journey enchanting, memorable and impactful. One such milestone which I shall fondly remember when I look back at my college life is receiving the ‘Best Young Researcher Award 2020’.
It was offered as a part of ‘IJMTST Research Excellent Awards 2020’, offered by the International Journal of Modern Trends in Science and Technology ( IJMTST, ISSN:2455-3778), an ISO 9001:2008 Certified International peer reviewed, online journal, that is published monthly by Engineering and Science Research Publication.
Involving nomination, resume submission and then post – scrutinization, the results were declared and it was overwhelming to be a recipient of the award! The major highlights in my resume that paved a path to receive the award were five presentations in International and National Conferences, one publication in UGC Care Journal and four Research mini projects undertaken for prominent events like Azim Premji University’s Social Enterprise Challenge, National Children Science Congress, etc. Also, being a Research Associate at Rè, KCT is an extra add – on.
But, appreciation and recognition isn’t a destiny that was aspired but a beginning of a more focused journey as, recognition is the greatest motivator. Also, by strongly believing that the roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best you can become, I’m keeping my wheels rolling to stretch out to reach even greater heights!
Finally, I’m gratified and grateful to the management of KCLAS, School of Mathematics and all faculty members and friends for offering a great support in every achievement of mine.
Sasthikaa K TII B.Sc. Mathematics, KCLAS
Five-Day FDP on Fundamentals of Deep Learning using Computer Vision
A Five-Day Faculty Development Programme on Fundamentals of Deep Learning using Computer Vision was organised by the Departments of Information Technology and Mathematics, School of Foundational Sciences, KCT, from 16 to 20 Feb 2021 via MS Teams. Mr.Purusothaman P, Assistant Professor, Department of Information Technology and Incharge – Artificial Intelligence Special Lab, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathy, Coimbatore, and Mr.Mohamed Thasin AH, Data Science Engineer, Thoughtclean Technologies Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, trained the participants about various deep learning technologies.
AICTE-ISTE Sponsored Refresher Course on Bioanalytical Techniques
An AICTE-ISTE Sponsored Refresher Course on Bioanalytical Techniques was conducted by the Department of Biotechnology, KCT, from 19 to 24 Feb 2021 in online mode. Topics like analytical techniques for characterization of polymeric biomaterials, immunoblotting techniques, fast protein liquid chromatography, nanoparticle characterization techniques, flow cytometry, real-time PCR and high-resolution melt curve analysis in molecular diagnostics, NMR spectroscopy, proteomic techniques, FTIR spectrum interpretation, application of transcriptomics, thermo analytical techniques, etc., were covered during the programme. The speakers included renowned academicians and industrial experts like Dr.Mukesh Doble, Professor Emeritus, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras, Chennai; Mr.Mohammed Adil S, Regulatory Quality Consultant, IVDR Specialist, Immunodiagnostic Systems, UK; and Dr.Viswanathan R, Principal Scientist (Plant Pathology) and Acting Head, Division of Crop Protection, Sugarcane Breeding Institute (ICAR), Coimbatore.
Webinar on Sensitizing of Gender in Our Professional and Personal Lives
A four-day webinar series on Sensitizing of Gender in Our Professional and Personal Lives was organised by KCT Business School from 22 to 25 Feb 2021. Day one started with a session titled Gender – Empowering and Sensitivity delivered by Ms.Shobhana Kumar, Poet, Author, Founder – Small Differences, Coimbatore. This was followed by a session by Ms.Pranavi Jay, Founder, HER D, Coimbatore. The session titled Gender Inequality in Workplace and Family Set Up, Gender Neutrality and Women Empowerment showcased the sufferings faced by women and insisted the need for women empowerment. The webinar session on day three titled Work Roles, Decision Making and Resources – Strategies for a Balance concentrated on how to balance the professional and personal life for a healthier outcome. The session was delivered by Dr.Uma Pugal, Founder, Unique Research Consultancy Services, Madurai. The final session of the webinar titled Understanding Gender Bias in Our Everyday Lives and Overcoming Successfully was delivered by Ms.Jahnavi Contractor, Consultant in Education Leadership, Communication and Life Skills Training in the CSR Sector, Vadodara. The participants found that all the sessions of the webinar were overwhelming and very informative.
Webinar on Recent Trends in Consumer Technology and Audio
The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, KCT, in association with The Institution of Engineers (India), Coimbatore Local Centre, organised a webinar on Recent Trends in Consumer Technology and Audio on 20 Feb 2021 via Google Meet. Mr. Chinnadurai P, Project Associate, Jasmin Infotech Private Limited, Chennai, deliberated the session. There were 100+ participants for the session and the webinar helped them to know about the ongoing trends in the field of consumer technology and audio.
Webinar on ACBSP Accreditation – A Curtain Raiser
KCT Business School organised a webinar on ACBSP Accreditation – A Curtain Raiser on 12 Feb 2021 via MS Teams. Dr.Uma Pricilda J, Associate Professor, VIT Business School, Vellore, walked through various processes that are required for the accreditation. The speaker also emphasized the need for continuous improvement and highlighted the critical areas that are to be addressed under each criterion and stressed the need for the documents that are to be maintained during the committee visit. She also shared her experiences at various stages during the accreditation process. All the queries were answered at the end of the session and it served to be a curtain raiser towards the journey of international accreditation.
Guest Lecture on Global Marketing Practices
A Guest Lecture on Global Marketing Practices was organized by KCT Business School on 19 Feb 2021 via MS Teams. Mr.Mohit Jaggi, Regional Manager, Bajaj Consumer Care Ltd., UAE, educated the participants on the fundamentals of marketing and demonstrated the importance of understanding the cultural differences for stepping into the global market. The speaker made the session very interactive by discussing live marketing case studies adopted by FMCG players to reach the Indian and global market. There were 120+ participants for the event.
Guest Lecture on Financial Management – International Perspective
A Guest Lecture on Financial Management – International Perspective was organised by KCT Business School on 26 Feb 2021 via MS Teams. Dr.Stephen Aro-Gordon, Assistant Professor, Muscat College, explained the concepts to the participants during the lecture. He came up with the key concepts of strategic financial management and shared his experience in the financial services sector.
Aptitudes Stand a Chance
An online event titled Aptitudes Stand a Chance was conducted by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, KCT, on 16 Feb 2021 via MS Forms. The participants were given a total of 30 questions with a time limit of 45 minutes to answer the same. The test covered topics like simple and compound interest, probability, idioms and phrases; and symbol. The event helped the participants to prepare themselves for the interview.
Webinar on Supply Chain Management
A webinar on Supply Chain Management was conducted by the Department of Mechatronics Engineering, KCT, on 20 Feb 2021 via Zoom platform. Mr.Laxman Subramanian, Senior Manager, Supply Chain Solutions, Apple Inc., USA, explained the concepts to the participants. The session covered a number of topics such as introduction to supply chain nodes, fundamentals of materials planning, fundamentals of demand planning, career path in operations and supply chain, and synergy between engineers and supply chain. The participants found the session to be very informative.
An online event titled Code Drift was conducted by the Department of Computer Applications on 20 Feb 2021 via Quizizz.com and HackerRank. The event aimed to provide awareness about the coding challenges and to make the participants to solve the coding problems in the stipulated time. The event was conducted as two rounds. Round one consisted of a technical quiz and the participants were asked to find the output of the given spinet via Quizizz.com. A coding contest was given in round two via HackerRank. The participants felt that the event helped them to develop their programming skills.
Excalibur – Phase II
The Department of Information Technology, KCT, conducted online events titled Get the Elements Sorted and Search & Learn on 20 and 27 Feb 2021 as a part of the Phase II – Excalibur via MS Teams. Mr. Farithul Inzamam, Member Technical Staff, Zoho Corporation, Chennai and Alumnus KCT (2018 Batch), and Mr. Prince Jayaseelan C, Senior Software Engineer, ValueLabs Solutions, Hyderabad and Alumnus KCT (2019 Batch) trained the participants from a placement perspective. The sessions helped the participants to equip themselves with the necessary skills required to get placed in leading companies.
Webinar on Natural Language Processing in Data Science
A webinar on Natural Language Processing in Data Science was organised by the Department of Computer Applications, KCT, on 20 Feb 2021 via MS Teams. Dr.Preethi N, Assistant Professor, Department of Data Science, Christ Deemed to be University, Lavasa Campus, Pune, deliberated the session. The webinar helped the participants to understand how to use Natural Language Processing in Data Science using Python. There were 50+ participants for the webinar session.
Guest Lecture on Corporate Social Responsibility – Ethical and Legal Perspectives
A Guest Lecture on Corporate Social Responsibility – Ethical and Legal Perspectives was conducted by KCT Business School on 23 Feb 2021 via MS Teams. Mr. Balasubramaniam G, Company Secretary, Roots Multi Clean Ltd., Coimbatore, delivered the lecture to the participants. The session helped the participants to enhance their knowledge about the corporate social responsibility of the companies. There were 150+ participants for the event.
Webinar on Technical Textiles – Prospects in India in Medical Textiles
The Department of Textile Technology, KCT, in association with The Institution of Engineers (India), Coimbatore Local Centre, organised a webinar on Technical Textiles – Prospects in India in Medical Textiles on 26 Feb 2021 via Google Meet. Mr.Jayaraman D, Assistant Director and Head, Department of Spinning, The South India Textile Research Association, Coimbatore, deliberated about the nuances behind medical textiles to the participants.
Crack Your Hurdles
Crack Your Hurdles was conducted by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, KCT, on 23 and 25 Feb 2021 via MS Teams. Dr.Bhaskar S, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KCT, delivered a lecture on the necessity of soft skills training for placements. He also addressed about the skill sets required for career readiness, profile building and the strategies to be successful in interviews. The participants felt the session was very interesting and informative.
Placement Talk Series
Placement Talk Series was conducted by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering on 20 and 25 Feb 2021 via MS Teams and Google Meet. Mr.Siva Prakash, Software Development Engineer, Amazon Web Services, USA and Ms.Selvi, Associate Software Engineer, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, Coimbatore, deliberated the sessions highlighting the various aspects of interviews along with the strategies to get placed in good companies. The participants found the sessions to be very useful and informative.
Guest Talk on Corporate Storytelling
A Guest Talk on Corporate Storytelling was organised by KCT Business School on 25 Feb 2021 via MS Teams. Dr.Balasubramanian B, General Manager – HR, Redington (India) Ltd., deliberated the session with most interesting and invaluable stories sharing his vast industrial and personal experiences. The participants found the session to be very interesting and exuberant.