THIS WEEK NEXT WEEK – ISSUE 127
KCT Business school organized a Guest Talk on 11 and 12 March 2021 via MS Teams. Dr. Aditya Srinivas, Chartered Wealth Manager and ISO Certified Lead Auditor, delivered a lecture on bank interface with the stock market. The guest explained various functions about the front office which is the bank’s interface with the market. The front office coordinates and handles all the needs of the bank and its clients with respect to hedging, financing the investment, position management, Electronic listing and trading systems. In the Middle office, functions that support the operations of the front office in various areas, such as risk management, financial control, strategic management, and information technology are performed. The back office includes all the services and duties that must be carried out when trades are made by the front office. The guest also spoke elaborately about risk management and risk mitigation in a securities broking firm. He engaged the participants throughout the session and guided them on risk management in stock trading.
Webinar on Problem Solving and Data Structures
A webinar on Problem Solving and Data Structures was conducted by the Department of Information Technology, KCT, on 25 March 2021 via MS Teams. Mr. Madhu Venkatesh, Software Engineer, Amazon, Chennai, deliberated the session. The focus of this webinar was on the importance of problem solving and data structures. The session also covered topics like key problems in each data structure, difference between good and bad problem solvers, and guidance for preparing for the FAANG companies. There were 40+ participants for the event.
Career Readiness Program
A Career Readiness Program was conducted by KCT Business School on 27 March 2021. Ms. Shilpa Subramanian, Salesforce Strategy and Alliance Leader, Brillio, Canada, deliberated the morning session via MS Teams and delivered her lecture on Competencies in Career. Mr. Udaya Sankar, Lead-South India, NASSCOM and Co-Founder Maatram Foundation, delivered his session titled Self-Leadership in the afternoon session via MS Teams. The participants found both the sessions to be interesting and informative
A Two-day Workshop on UX/UI Design
The Department of Information Technology, KCT, organized a 2-day workshop on UX / UI Design on 30 and 31 March 2021 via MS Teams. There were around 65 participants for the workshop. The sessions focused on Adobe XP tool and its usage in creating user interface. Mr. Sathish Kumar, Founder and CEO, Orita Sinclair School of Design and Music, Coimbatore, moderated the sessions. The participants were provided with several tips on creating good user interfaces, and a few samples were shared with them. Individual tasks were assigned to each participant, and they were asked to present it at the end of the session. The workshop turned to be an interactive session.
Workshop on Management Research: Current Trends and Techniques
A Workshop on Management Research: Current Trends and Techniques was organised by KCT Business School on 23 and 24 April 2021. Dr. V. Srividya, Professor, PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore; Dr. Sunil Kumar, Professor and Deputy Registrar, Alliance School of Business, Bengaluru; Dr. Susan Abraham, Professor and Head-MBA, SCMS School of Technology and Management, Aluva and KCT Faculty members served to be the resource persons. The programme used practical case studies for providing conceptual understanding on the techniques of research. All the sessions were found to be insightful and enabled the participants to sort out their purpose of research in the field of management. Emerging areas of marketing research and other cross functional areas were also listed during the sessions. There were 25+ participants for the workshop from Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Maharashtra.
Webinar on Nutrigenomics, Phytomics and Health
The Institution of Engineers (India), Coimbatore Local Centre and the Department of Biotechnology, KCT, jointly organised a webinar on Nutrigenomics, Phytomics and Health on 27 March 2021 via Google Meet. Dr. S. Lakshmi Subramanian, Managing Director and CEO, Shruti Herbal Extracts, delivered the session. He emphasized the importance of nutrition and created awareness among the participants about Nutrigenomics. He explained about the various aspects of genetic data and about how important it is for an individual to protect it in this fast-moving world. He also introduced the participants to the field of Reverse Pharmacology, a target-based drug formulation hypothesis. With a rapid rise in COVID cases over the last fortnight, Dr. Subramanian gave out a few tips on how to keep ourselves healthy and immune. He also briefed about Ayurveda and its significance in diagnosing patients. He concluded his lecture by stressing the importance of a healthy diet to lead a happy and healthy life. The session drew its curtain with Dr. H. Rammohan, Honorary Secretary, Institution of Engineers (India), delivering the vote of thanks.
Webinar on GATE Awareness Program on Career Opportunities with GATE
The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, KCT, organized a webinar session on GATE Awareness Program on Career Opportunities with GATE on 27 March 2021 from 03:00 pm to 04.00 pm. The objective of this webinar was to motivate the students to prepare and appear for GATE examinations. Mr. Akash Pushkar, Data Scientist, Accenture, Bengaluru, with his vast knowledge about Supply Chain Management, Operations Research, Forecasting, Demand Planning, Machine Learning and Text mining, motivated the participants to take up GATE Examination. He also conducts GATE training sessions for young engineering graduates. During the session, question paper pattern on general knowledge, mathematics and engineering stream were explained with mark split-up for each segment. The duration of GATE examination and the time required to crack each question were also discussed. The significance of GATE examination for higher studies and for getting a job in PSU were also explained during the webinar. The resource person concluded that there are wide opportunities for Electronics and Communication Engineering students to appear and get a job in PSU through GATE examination.
Webinar on Innovations in Recron Polyester Staple Fibre
A webinar was organized by the Department of Textile Technology, KCT, in association with the Institution of Engineers (India), Coimbatore Local Chapter, on the topic Innovations in Recron Polyester Staple Fibre on 29 March 2021. The resource person for the session was Mr. Rajendren Subramanian, Head-Market Technical Services-Polyester Staple Fibre, Reliance Industries Limited, Reliance Corporate Park, Navi Mumbai. There were 62 participants for the event which was inclusive of KCTians and Research scholars from various other institutions. The webinar contents and speech were well received by the participants, which was evident from their feedback. The webinar gave an insight about the basics of polyester fibre, textile value chain like fibre to retail, textile fibre classification, advantages of polyester fibre, polyester manufacturing process, how to spin polyester filament and type of recron micro polyester staple fibre. All the participants were provided E-Certificate. As an outcome of the event, all the participants were able to know the different types of polyester fibre, advantages of polyester fibre, polyester manufacturing process and the types of filament yarn available in the market.
Student Association Valediction
KCT Business School Student Association conducted a Valedictory Function on 27 March 2021 online via Ms Teams platform to bid farewell to the association members of 2019-2021 batch. During the valediction, the tremendous efforts of 2019-2021 Student Association members were appreciated. Many online activities like poster painting, Brain storming session titled “The Primal Leader-APJ Abdul Kalam,” Quiz competition titled Brand Trivia, Q’ Fiesta – An Operations Management event, OMG- Operations Management Games, Sherlock ‘ The Analyst, Bang of the Century: Data Science & Data Revolution and so on were conducted during their tenure for the active engagement and development of fellow students. Mr. Dhanasekaran Radhakrishnan, Vice President and Global Delivery Head for Automotive Engineering at HCL Technologies, served to be the Chief Guest of the day and appreciated the contribution of the SA members and motivated them through his thought-provoking speech.
Webinar on Recent Advances in Logistics and Supply Chain Digitisation
A webinar on Recent Advances in Logistics and Supply Chain Digitisation was organised by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, KCT, on 08 and 09 May 2021 via MS Teams. Mr. Vengatessh Rajasekar, CMILT Digital Transformation Consultant, Pando Corp, Chennai, handled the webinar sessions explaining the concepts of supply chain management in various industrial verticals like CPG, FMCG, Manufacturing, Pharma and Cold Chain to the participants. The session clearly explained the various opportunities available in supply chain digitisation for upcoming engineers.
Online Workshop on Introduction to Business Intelligence using Tableau
KCT Business School has organised an online workshop titled Introduction to Business Intelligence using Tableau from 19 to 24 April 2021 via MS Teams. Mr. Dhinesh Kumar S. K., Project Lead, Lantra Soft Private Limited, Coimbatore, trains the participants on using Tableau.
Webinar on Production of Polypropylene Fiber and their End Uses
A webinar on Production of Polypropylene Fiber and their End Uses was conducted by the Department of Textile Technology, KCT, in association with The Institution of Engineers (India), Coimbatore Local Chapter, on 28 March 2021. Mr. P. Madhavamoorthi, Manager, Production and Research & Development (Fiber & Non-Woven), MATTEX Geosynthetics, Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia, explained the concepts to the participants.
Research Methodology – Training on EBSCO Database
Research Methodology – Training on EBSCO Database was conducted by KCT Business School on 28 April 2021 via MS Teams. Mr. Nanda Lal T.S., Senior Training Manager, EBSCO Information Services, deliberated the nuances of using EBSCO Database to the participants. The session was found to be very useful and informative.
Webinar on Mendeley Research Management Software
A webinar on Mendeley Research Management Software was organized by KCT Business School on 26 April 2021 via MS Teams. Ms. Krishna Rubigha, CEO, Ampere Voltage Consulting Pvt Ltd, Coimbatore, explained the concepts behind Mendeley Research Management Software and the vast research opportunities available in the field of environment and sustainability.
Webinar on Foundation Selection for Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Plants
A webinar on Foundation Selection for Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Plants was conducted by the Department of Civil Engineering, KCT, on 29 April 2021 via MS Teams. Mr. Jayaprakash Jayaraman, Joint General Manager, Structural Design Head, Technip Energies, Chennai, explained about the process of selection for petrochemical industries.
Guest Lecture on Credit Analysis Process
KCT Business School organized a Guest Lecture on “Credit Analysis Process, Consumer Credit Regulations and CIBIL Scores – How Important it is? in Banker’s Perspective” on 29 April 2021 via MS Teams. Ms. Vaishna, Analyst, DFX Confirmation with Barclays, Chennai, delivered the session which was found to be very informative by the participants.
Placement Talks – Session 4
Placement Talks – Session 4 was organised by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, KCT, on 25 April 2021 via MS Teams. Ms. M. Parimala, Member Technical Staff, Zoho, gave insights about the requirements for placements and its preparations. The program helped to create awareness about placement among the students.