THIS WEEK NEXT WEEK – ISSUE 132
NATIONAL HANDLOOM DAY
Calcutta, 7th August 1905: Swadeshi Movement was started by Mahatma Gandhiji, a member of the Indian National Congress, which emphasised on depending on domestic products and build a self-reliant nation.
ATAL Sponsored Five-Day FDP on Mathematics for Data Sciences
The Department of Mathematics, School of Foundational Sciences, KCT, organized an ATAL Sponsored Five-Day Faculty Development Programme on Mathematics for Data Sciences from 26 to 30 July 2021. This provided the right platform for the faculty members to enrich their knowledge in the field of Data Science and to learn the mathematical concepts related to it. There were around 200 participants for the event. Dr.M.Haridass, Professor of Mathematics, PSG College of Technology; Dr.B.Surendiran, Associate Professor of CSE, National Institute of Technology, Puducherry; Dr.Aditi Gangopadhyay, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Dr.B. Siva Selvan, Associate Professor of CSE, Indian Institute of Information Technology; Mr.Mohammed Thasin, Data Scientist, Thoughtclan Technologies; Dr.Neelesh S Upadhye, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras; Dr. Lalit Singh, Scientist, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, were a few among other prominent resource persons. Topics like Linear Algebra for Data Analysis, Dimensionality Reduction, Linear algebra methods in machine learning, Bayesian Statistics for data analysis, inferential statistics, data analysis and regression techniques, introduction to machine learning paradigm, reinforcement learning, deep learning and Big Data Analytics, Optimization techniques in machine learning, Neural Networks, combinatorial structure for data analytics and data visualization techniques were covered during the FDP sessions.
CADD Quest, a 2D to 3D Modelling event, was conducted by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, KCT, on 04 August 2021 via MS Forms. In this event, a 2D drawing was given to the participants and they were asked to prepare a 3D model using any modelling software of their choice. Constraints that are to be considered while designing the model were also given to the participants. They were given tasks related to assembly too. This helped the candidates to boost their technical expertise in CADD modelling software.
Webinar on Significance of Skill Development in Improving the Livelihood of Handloom Weavers
In commemoration of National Handloom Day 2021, the Department of Fashion Technology, KCT Business School, Centre for Weavers, Kumaraguru Institutions jointly with Textile Sector Skill Council organized a national webinar on Significance of Skill Development in Improving the Livelihood of Handloom Weavers on 07 August 2021. Shri.T.Rajkumar, Chairman, Textile Sector Skill Council, New Delhi, delivered the Presidential Address. Dr.J.V.Rao, CEO, Textile Sector Skill Council, New Delhi, and Dr.P.Thennarasu, Director, IIHT, Varanasi, also presided over the session.
Webinar on AI and Robotics
The Department of Mechatronics Engineering, KCT, in association with Pantech Solutions, conducted a webinar on AI and Robotics on 07 August 2021. Mr.Jishnu Radhakrishnan, Project Engineer, Pantech Solutions, introduced the concepts of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics to the participants. The session also covered the areas of future potential of AI and its impact on the livelihood of people. Current and future applications and real-time prototypes were also discussed during the webinar session.
National Workshop on Crystal Engineering of Functional Materials
The Department of Physics, School of Foundational Sciences, KCT, organized a 2-Day National Workshop on Crystal Engineering of Functional Materials and its Importance in Device Fabrication on 29 and 30 July 2021. The main objective of this workshop was to provide orientation on Crystal Engineering prospects and its applications in various engineering domains. Prof. S.Moorthy Babu, Director, Crystal Growth Centre, Anna University, Chennai, and Prof. S.Brahadeeswaran, Head, Dept. of Physics, Anna University, Trichy, were the resource persons for the workshop. Total number of registrations for the workshop was 168. Prof.S.Moorhty Babu delivered his lecture on “GdO3 single crystals using optical floating zone for power device applications”. It was majorly focused on the orientation of various nucleation theories and its importance in electrocrystallization and flux growth analysis. The origin of nucleation kinetics and its importance in defect analysis for diverse applications were elaborately discussed. The second session was handled by Prof. S. Brahadeeswaran. The session focused on optimizing the growth conditions using nucleation theory. Kossel’s formation theory and Kiplin forecasting model were discussed in detail about the various crystal modelling processes. The effect of nonlinear optical analysis and its important characteristics such as Birefringence, Phase matching, Optical rectification were also elaborately explained. The Proposal of THz generation using various phenomenon such as Photoconductive antennas, Optical topography and Optical rectification and its importance in crystal engineering were also explained.
Value-Added Course on Technical Skills for Competitive Exam Preparedness
A Value-Added Course on Technical Skills for Competitive Exam Preparedness is conducted by the Department of Textile Technology from 26 July to 07 September 2021. The faculty members of the department and alumni will handle the sessions to prepare the students to successfully take up competitive exams.
Technical Webinar on Industry 4.0 and its Applications in Manufacturing Industry
A technical webinar on Industry 4.0 and its Applications in Manufacturing Industry was conducted on 24 July 2021 by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, KCT, via Google Meet. Mr.R.Santhosh Kumar, Senior Manager, Ashok Leyland, Hosur, explained the nuances of industry 4.0 to the participants from a manufacturing perspective. The webinar helped the faculty and the students to become aware about the recent trends on accelerating digital transformation in manufacturing industry.
Three-Day Workshop on RF System Design using ADS
A 3-Day Workshop on RF System Design using ADS was organized by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, KCT, in association with Keysight Technologies from 28 to 30 July 2021 via MS Teams. Mr.Anant Kulkarni, RF Application Engineer, Elmack Engineering Services, Chennai, and Ms.A.P.Aparna, Ph.D. Research Scholar, BITS Pilani, Goa, gave hands-on training on RF Filter design using ADS, Antenna Design using ADS and applied electromagnetics to the participants.
The Department of Automobile Engineering, KCT, launched KALAM – KCT Auto Lead Alumni Mentors on 29 July 2021. It is a platform where the students can associate themselves with KCT alumni and enhance their skill and attitude. This in turn would enhance their preparedness for the industry. Dr.S.Sivakumar, Head, Department of Automobile Engineering, and Mr.C.Naveen Kumar, Assistant Professor, AUE, narrated about the evolution of KALAM followed by the Launch video. Mr. Sathya Narayanan briefed about the program by highlighting the benefits, schedule and the process of working of this program. The Mentor-Mentee list was released by Mr.Harish Balaji, and Dr.C.Vasanthraj, Director, KC.IRI, appreciated the initiative. Dr.D.Saravanan, Principal, KCT, felicitated the gathering with a note of appreciation. There were 100+ participants for the event.
Webinar on Tips to Crack GATE / ESE / PSUs
A webinar on Tips to Crack GATE / ESE / PSUs was conducted by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, KCT, in association with ACE Engineering Academy on 03 August 2021 via MS Teams. Mr.Manimohan Trinath S, Faculty, ACE Engineering Academy, served to be the guest speaker and deliberated on various topics during the webinar session. The topics ranged from the strategies to crack ESE, GATE, and PSUs to important career opportunities for engineering students.
Hands-on Training on Revit Software
A Hands-on Training on Revit Software was organized by the Department of Civil Engineering, KCT, from 29 to 31 July 2021 online via MS Teams. Mr.Udhayasankar Ramasamy, Software Trainer, oriented the participants on Revit Software and provided hands-on training to them.
Webinar on Opportunities in Big Data Analytics
A webinar on Opportunities in Big Data Analytics was conducted by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, KCT, on 31 July 2021. The basic concepts of Big Data Analytics were explained to the participants by Mr.Gautam Malaiappan, Founder and CEO, Hirehappi, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. He also shared about the career opportunities in the form of higher studies and availability of job, and the possible salary brackets of the field.
National Handloom Day Utsav
National Handloom Day Utsav was conducted by the Department of Fashion Technology, KCT, on 07 August 2021. As a part of the celebrations, two online events titled Handloom Design Kwiz and Designer Jamakkalam were conducted via MS Teams. The quiz event covered topics like Indian handloom designs and products. The second event made the participants to design products like jamakalam, bags, purses, yoga mats and other decor items. They found the event to be very interesting.
Webinar on Digital Marketing
The Department of Information Science and Engineering, KCT, conducted a webinar on Digital Marketing on 30 July 2021. With her extensive experience in digital marketing, Ms.K.Hemavathy, Consultant and Freelancer, shared the nuances behind successful marketing to the participants. She gave a brief introduction to Digital marketing during the session and deliberated upon its importance. Different types of digital marketing along with their benefits were also highlighted. The session also covered topics like digital marketing tools and the influence of content writing in digital marketing.
Webinar on Quantum Aspects of Nature
The Department of Physics, School of Foundational Sciences, KCT, conducted a webinar on Quantum Aspects of Nature on 03 August 2021. Dr.P.Ramadevi, Professor of Physics, IIT Bombay, explained about Quantum Physics that can be observed in nature to the participants. She also gave deep insights about the influence of quantum in modern science and technology.
Technical Webinar on Fine Tuning in Specific Energy Consumption of an Industry
The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, KCT, in association with The Institution of Engineers (India), Coimbatore Local Centre, organized a technical webinar on Fine Tuning in Specific Energy Consumption of an Industry on 31 July 2021 via Google Meet. Mr.M.Ramesh Kumar, Consultant, Sri Energy Solutions, Dindigul, served to be the resource person for the session. He explained about the basics of electric fundamentals, Power generation, Transmission and Energy Management. He also briefed about the impact of global warming and the various areas that are to be considered or monitored to reduce the power consumption. He also shared his previous experience of energy audit and exhibited the ways of cost effectiveness with appropriate calculations.
Webinar on Associate Quality Professional (AQP) Training Program
The Department of Textile Technology, KCT, conducted a webinar on Associate Quality Professional (AQP) Training Program on 29 July 2021. Mr.Prasanna, Business Development Head, RSJ Inspections, Bangalore, shared his experience in quality check and explained about the various trainings and certifications required to become a successful quality analyst. The event helped the participants to acquire information about the various benefits and the importance of the AQP Training Programme.
Webinar on Total Productive Maintenance
A technical webinar titled Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) was organized by the Department of Textile Technology, KCT, in association with The Institution of Engineers (India), Coimbatore Local Centre, on 07 August 2021 via Google Meet. Shri.A.Kanthimathinathan, Chief Executive Officer, WINSYS SMC, Coimbatore, explained about the maintenance criteria that are to be followed during the production process during the session.
Youth Red Cross (YRC) of KCT conducted their online inauguration titled AKAI’21 on 06 August 2021 via Google Meet to mark the beginning of a new era, set new journey for a new team and educate everyone on the origin and responsibilities of YRC. Mrs.Kumudha Palaniswamy, Vice President and Mrs.U.Poongothai, Secretary, IRCS Coimbatore, graced the occasion with their presence. The new office bearers of the club took their charge during the event. They swore to make significant contribution to meet the needs of the most vulnerable people within their local communities through YRC. There were 100+ participants for the event.
Accelerate Your Academics
Agam Forum of KCT conducted an online event titled Accelerate Your Academics on 07 August 2021 via MS Teams. “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all,” this statement was reiterated during the session by Dr.M.Ezhilarasi, Associate Dean, Academics and Head, School of Foundational Sciences, KCT, during the session. The students shared their struggles during their online classes and interacted with Dr.M.Ezhilarasi by analysing the causes and arrived at a solution. This session taught many tactics to break some of the barriers that one faces during online classes. As a whole, it was an interactive session where many participants found the session very interesting and requested to conduct such sessions in future. This event made the participants to realise the importance of interaction and a good planning. There were 60+ participants for the event.
Navarasam was conducted by Kumaraguru Drama Troupe on 07 August 2021 via MS Teams. During the event, the participants were given two navarasa reactions and they were asked to enact it as a team of two members for 3 to 5 minutes. This event helped the participants to showcase their acting skills through creativity and innovation.
The You: Live Your Dreams
“You have to dream before your dreams come true,” these are the words of Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam. We live in a highly competitive era in which all our career choices and efforts determine the quality of our future lives. The competition has become so fierce that there is no room for error in a career. A minor mistake can cause one to fall behind in your pursuit of your dreams. With this in mind, one can understand the significance of proper career. Career guidance helps students to understand their strengths and weaknesses and then match them with their skills and interest so that they make the best suitable career choice. Having this mind, National Service Scheme (NSS) of KCT created a document titled The You: Live Your Dreams and circulated it to several schools in and around Coimbatore during the first week of August 2021 in order to support the school students.