THIS WEEK NEXT WEEK – ISSUE 135
TEACHERS’ DAY CELEBRATIONS
Kumaraguru Institutions has been consistently delivering exemplary outcomes since inception and the teaching fraternity has been the pillar of strength and support to achieve this remarkable feat. Kumaraguru Institutions gratefully remembers the legendary teacher and India’s Second President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and takes pride in recognizing and honouring the faculty members and staff of KCT, KCLAS and KIA for demonstrating excellence through their immense and passionate contributions.
In commemoration of Teachers’ Day 2021, Kumaraguru Institutions bestowed about 150 awards on faculty members, and also 60 awards to administrative staff and 12 to support staffs. Shri M. Balasubramaniam, Correspondent-KI, Shri Shankar Vanavarayar, Joint Correspondent-KI, Dr. Joseph V Thanikal, Director of KCT, Dr. Saravanan D, Principal-KCT, Dr Vijila Kennedy, Principal-KCLAS, Dr. Vasuki A-CoE, KCT, gave away the awards to faculty members for their exemplary contribution towards teaching-learning and institution building besides motivating students to excel in their chosen fields of interest.
For the first time, Team Awards and the Best Department Award was introduced. Best Team awards were bestowed on several teams such as PBL, KOED, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA), Admissions, KCT-DTS, Weekly Forum, Huddle, Exam Cell and KARE. The Best Department Awards were given to Department of Civil Engineering-KCT and Department of Commerce-KCLAS.
Kumaraguru Action for Relief and Empowerment (KARE) has been effectively assisting the public in combating the pandemic since May 2020. A video on KARE activities and support offered during the pandemic was screened. (https://youtu.be/dp7fAbCBxCQ)
The celebration concluded with a Fun Jam of faculty members along with the student performers of Band Agratha – Music club of KCT.
The Department of Information Technology, KCT, conducted a Python Workshop from 3 to 5 September 2021 and on 10 & 11 September 2021. The workshop was tutored by Ms.Shiny who is a Freelance Developer working on front end module using ReactJS and is mentoring students to build desktop apps. She covered the basics of the Python language and application building during the workshop sessions. There were 34 participants for the workshop who gained a good knowledge about python basics. Every participant was made to work on a project during the workshop providing a hands-on experience.
KCT DST-SEED Funded Awareness Programme for Silk dyers in Sirumugai
An awareness programme on technology transfer in silk dyeing was arranged on 6th September 2021 by Departments of Textile Technology and Civil Engineering of Kumaraguru College of Technology. The programme was initiated in sensitizing Sirumugai silk dyers. The benefits of using dyeing machine and to self-treat their dye wastewater discharge was highlighted among the gathering. Social distancing abiding all Covid protocols was maintained throughout the session. About 25 local dyers from in and around Sirumugai participated.
Ms.Vaishnavi Muralidharan, Project Assistant, welcomed and addressed the gathering. The financial support extended by the Government in the upliftment of silk dyers through project sanctioned under Women Scheme by Department of Science and Technology (DST) – Science for Equity Empowerment and Development (SEED) division, Government of India was oriented by the Principal Investigator Mrs.R.Sukanya Devi, Assistant Professor, Textile Technology. Dr.A.Geethakarthi, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, Project Co-investigator threw light on the importance of dye wastewater reuse at their workplace using locally available waste resources.
“This project was proposed to DST keeping the work environment of Sirumugai dyers in mind. A dye machine is required to enhance the efficiency of the age old silk dyeing process and to improve the lifestyle of the dyers”, said Mrs.R.Sukanya Devi. “Sirumugai dyers have been successful in keeping the traditional art of silk dyeing alive for decades. They have been instrumental in the growth of Handloom Weaving. The biggest challenge faced by the dyers is the wastewater discharge. A cost effective solution to address this issue is the need of the hour to persuade the dyers from giving up silk dyeing and migrating to other jobs” suggested Dr.A.Geethakarthi.
A discussion pertaining to the expectations of the dyers in the development of the dyeing process and effluent treatment ensued an overwhelming response from the dyers towards the technology transfer. Training will be provided to the beneficiaries on operating procedures of the machines. “The training program that we are planning is comprehendible for the dyers because they already are well versed with silk dyeing. We would just introduce them to a technology that would be easy for them to use. We welcome other interested dyers in and around Sirumugai to attend our training program designed exclusively for silk dyeing”, said the Project Investigators.
FDP on Introduction to Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics
The Department of Information Technology, KCT, conducted a 5-Day Faculty Development Programme on Introduction to Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics from 6 to 10 September 2021. The first three days of the programme detailed about the cyber threats, cyberattacks, end user protection, risks and prevention in the information. The last two days discussed about the cyber forensics’ investigation and analysis about the information. During the FDP, a large number of online tools were demonstrated for the end user learning.
Alumni Talk Series
The Department of Biotechnology, KCT, conducted a webinar titled Alumni Talk Series 2 on 4 September 2021. Mr. Lakshmanabharathy Muthaiah, KCT Alumnus (2016 batch), served to be the speaker of the day and presented about the industrial life to the participants and also shared his personal experience. The speaker also ensured that the audience take his experience as a steppingstone towards their journey. From this webinar, the participants got a wide range of exposure about industries, which would be helpful in their preparations for placement. The event ended with the faculty members of the department having a heartfelt conversation with the alumnus.
Webinar Series on Material Testing
The Department of Mechanical Engineering, KCT, conducted a webinar series on Material Testing from 6 to 8 September 2021. Mr. Roopan Sanjeev Raju, Business Development Manager, MACBRO R&D Centre, India and Japan, explained about the advanced product design and development of automotive interior and exterior plastic components along with the factors involved in the process, importance of material testing in R&D sector and various career opportunities available in the field. He highlighted the scope for mechanical engineers in the field of designing in Research and Development. The objective of this webinar was to make the participants aware of the career development in automotive design & the scope for mechanical engineers in the field of designing in R&D sectors.
The Department of Information Technology, KCT, conducted an event titled Guru Utsav on 7 September 2021. It was a Teachers’ Day exclusive event conducted to connect and interact with teachers. Students shared connection questions and the teachers were made to solve it. This was followed by an interactive session where the students posed interesting and fun questions to the teachers.
Beginner to Pro
The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, KCT, conducted an online webinar on Beginner to Pro on 12 September 2021. The guest speaker was Ms. Ramya Selvaraj, Data Analyst, TLX Tech Solutions. She presented about the recent technologies and developments in smartphones which are related to ECE domain. The event mainly focused on the role of electronics and communications in smartphones, and it helped the participants to gain knowledge on real time applications.
The National Service Scheme (NSS), Red Ribbon Club (RRC) and Voluntary Blood Donors Club (VBC) jointly with Rotaract Club of KCT conducted a Teachers’ Day event titled Disciples on 10 September 2021 to show gratitude and honour to all the teachers and the staff members, who are deemed to be the strong pillars of support to the society. Dr.Sathyamoorthy G L, Dr.Naveen Kumar K and Dr.Arokia Lawrence Vijay B shared their life experiences of being a student and their teacher’s view. The club members also shared their views on teachers and how important it is to discover their passion. There is no service equal to the service of teaching other than itself. During this great day, the participants showed their gratitude to the beloved teachers by presenting a memento.
Nature Club of KCT conducted an event titled Nature A’live on 11 September 2021. The vision of this event was to bring out the knowledge on nature. The event comprised of 3 rounds like Connect to Nature – a connection game where the participants were asked to find the words related to nature by connecting the pictures, Nat-hoot – a quiz round in Kahoot, the questions were asked based on the nature and the last round was Seek the False where the participants must identify the false fact about a specific topic. All the questions were based on nature and its elements. Each question had 3 statements and the participants have to identify 1 false statement.
Yogam Karpom Series – 2
The Agam Club of KCT conducted a yoga session titled Yogam Karpom Series – 2 for the teaching faculty members of KCT on 11 September 2021. The session was handled by KCT alumnus Ms.Varsha Senthil Kumar (2020 Batch) with the flow of exercises which were planned quite uniquely ensuring that they are different from the regular yoga sessions. The event mainly focused on relaxation, confidence, physical health and balance in life, and also included warm up, surya namaskar, asanas, eye exercise and meditation. Participants felt that this session gave them a unique experience, and they were able to rejuvenate themselves. They also felt that their mind is relaxed, and the meditation really helped them in focusing their thoughts and empowering their concentration. Finally, the resource person gave some health tips and shared her inspiration towards yoga. The objective of the event was to spread awareness about yoga to all the people and especially to the younger generations.
The Youth Red Cross Club of KCT conducted an event on Teachers’ Day titled Enadhu Aasan on 11 September 2021 through Instagram and Microsoft Forms. The main objective of the event was to express the gratitude and love towards teachers through poetry. The event allowed the participants to express their skills and think creatively. This event made the teachers to feel elated. The participants were allowed to write the poems in both English and Tamil and to post their poem in their Instagram story and tag their favourite teacher with the hashtag of Enathu Aasan and mention YRC page. To collect the responses, Microsoft Form was circulated on 11 September 2021 in the social media. There were 20+ participants who made some great memories with their favourite teacher. Later, the unique and creative poem was appreciated with exciting prizes.