The Foundation for South Indian Heritage
In celebrating the World Heritage Week 2021, The Foundation for South Indian Heritage was inaugurated at Swami Vivekananda Hall, Kumaraguru Campus, on 25 November 2021 with a vision to harness the power of cultural heritage in the interest of Built Environment. The Foundation for South Indian Heritage is formulated to foster a holistic approach for a sustainable heritage conservation and management. The primary purpose of FSIH is to train the young professionals on the conservation of heritage-built structures and to engage in R&D and consultancy services in restoration of existing heritage structures. The event started with a prayer song followed by Lighting the Kuthuvilaku by Dignitaries. Shri Babaji Rajah Bhonsle, Advisor, Kumaraguru Institutions, welcomed the gathering. Shri Shankar Vanavarayar, Joint Correspondent, Kumaraguru Institutions, during his Presidential Address stated that most of us are eager to look only at tomorrow and not the past. He also questioned on how a person chooses between the grandfather and the son and insisted that we need to co-exist between them. The Felicitation Address was given by Ar. Kamalahasan Ramaswamy, Founder & Principal Architect, Cuboid Architecture, Coimbatore. The context on Build Heritage – Truth Strength of our country was set and moderated by Dr. Joseph V Thanikal, Director, Kumaraguru Institutions. Ar. Sakthi Murugan, Founder, GRAVITY Architecture & Engineering, Ar. Ragul Ravichandran, Founder – Vaayil & Co-founder, The Lemonade Factory Design Studio, Ar. Nirmal S John Britto, Founder, Urban Design Collaborative, Ar. Maniyarasan R, Heritage Documentation Consultant, Associate Professor, CARE School of Architecture – the leading architects of the state participated in the panel discussion. Finally, the event concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. G.L. Sathyamoorthy, Professor, Kumaraguru College of Technology.
Namadhu Pangu Volunteering Activity
Namadhu Pangu volunteers distributed 1100 masks, 8 liters of sanitizer bottles, Dettol Soaps, Thermometers on 24 November 2021 to five Government schools in Chinnavedampatti, Anjugam Nagar, Udayampalayam, Chinna Mettupalayam, and NG Pudur to support and ensure COVID appropriate behavior and protocols. As the schools reopened after a long gap because of the pandemic, the volunteers distributed the items to the school children. Namadhu Pangu volunteers Ms.Anam, IIIrd year BBA; Mr.Harish, final year ECE; Ms.Keerthi, IIIrd year ECE; Ms.Monisree, final year ECE; Mr.Mukund, final year ECE; Ms.Richa, IIIrd year Psychology and the children had a wonderful time interacting & creating awareness to wear masks, follow social distancing & wash hands whenever necessary.
Career Guidance and Skill Enhancement
The Department of Automobile Engineering, KCT, conducted a Career Guidance and Skill Enhancement program on 25 November 2021. The Speaker was KVJ. Prof. Dr. R. Ganesan, Founder & Chairman Managing Trustee, Presidium Chair, National Foundation for Entrepreneurship Development (NFED) and Centre for Research & Training (CRT). He highlighted on skill enhancement, career opportunity, capacity building to be industry ready, analyzing the skill gap to overcome the same to excel in professional life. He gave an insight about how to fix a career for a student and how to stay focused and fixed to it. He gave a glimpse of all these things through a few activities. These activities were purely based on making decision, to identify the things needed to achieve our goal, and the things that we don’t need to focus on to reach the goals. The speech also touched upon entrepreneurship and character enhancement. The outcome of the event was to make the participants aware of goal setting, decision making, and career selection.
Skill development Workshop on 3D Printing Technology
The Department of Automobile Engineering, KCT, conducted a one-day Skill Development Workshop on 3D Printing Technology on 24 November 2021. The session was about introduction to 3D printing technology with Ultimaker. Two machines were used to render the 3D model. The speaker Mr. Ramesh had worked on several projects for MNC and IIT as a design engineer and 3D printer technician. He has dealt with 3D printer building and 3D printing technology such as FDM, SLA, DLP, and so on. He has built a new bio printer and has made it work successfully. He has also worked with many reputed companies such as Bosch, L&T, Indian Navy, Titan, Roots, and V- Guard for their company projects. The event covered the topics like introduction to 3D printing and various methods of 3D printing technique, designing in Tinker CAD software, Ultimaker’s special (Slicing) feature and finally incorporating with 3D printer and printing the component. The outcome of the event was that it made the participants to understand the fundamentals of 3D printing and various methods of 3D printing, knowledge on tinker cad tool, overview on Slicing technique and provided hands on experience of 3D printing and machine handling.
Guest Talk on collaborative Learning Environment
As a part of Organisational Development Course, KCT Business School organised a Guest Talk on Collaborative Learning Environment on 24 November 2021. The guest speaker was Mr.Chiranth Natarajan, CEO of International Service, Visitorguard. He has wide experience in handing organisational change and transformation. Mr.Chiranth Natarajan explained how recent times brought changes in employer and employee relationship, evolution of employees and their expectations (quality of life, quality of workplace, quality of learning), Maslow’s hierarchy of needs hybrid model (online cum offline), and their real-time experience in virtual collaborative environment (digital most biz processes, ecommerce, infrastructure and security, flexi timing, team yearning for virtual, training and culture). He also highlighted the recent trends to increase the productivity and effectivity of the organisation. He said that every business unit’s expectation from younger generation is honesty, sincerity, passionate about work and team environment. He spoke about the corporate life and the corporate skill sets required to achieve success in the organisation. The students were able to interact with the CEO and the students had an opportunity to listen and interact with a person who runs a business in India and in US. The Guest speaker spoke about the market reality and explained about the virtual working environment and its challenges and was highly interactive.
The Institution of Engineers (India), Coimbatore Local Centre in association with the Department of Aeronautical Engineering, KCT, conducted a technical webinar on Dynamic Soaring: A Possibility for UAV Flight Missions? on 20 November 2021 through Google Meet. The Chief Guest Dr Ranjith Mohan, Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, enunciated on the topic. The speech was highly motivating and inspired all the participants. The members opined that the information given is very useful and effectively presented. The lecture meeting was concluded with vote of thanks by Dr J Krishnamoorthi, Honorary Secretary, IE (I), Coimbatore Local Centre. The outcome of the event was that the participants were able to understand the concept and applications of dynamic soaring to unmanned aerial vehicles.
Webinar on Research Methodology
The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, KCT, organized a webinar on Research Methodology – Research Paper Writing & Publication on 20 November 2021 through Microsoft Teams. The speaker of the event was Ms.Sukirtha S, Associate Software Engineer in Robert Bosch Engineering and Solutions, who is also an alumnus of ECE (Batch 2021). This event enabled the participants to understand the methodology for fabricating and publishing a research paper.
Research Forum on Designing Impactful Research
KCT Business School organised a Research Forum on Designing Impactful Research: My Experiences in Subsistence Marketplaces on 20 November 2021. The Chief Guest was Dr. Madhu Viswanathan, Professor, Loyola Marymount, USA. There were 60+ participants for the session. The speaker provided a wide picture on the bottom-up approach for conducting research, different avenues such as symbiotic socio-economic enterprise and cross section of income–literacy-culture in the area of subsistence marketplaces. The participants gained valuable suggestions to develop research on the area of sustainability.
Textile Dumb Charades
The Department Association of Textile Technology, KCT, conducted their first post-lockdown offline mode event called Textile Dumb Charades on 19 November 2021. The event consisted of two rounds and around ten teams participated. In the first round, each team was given three minutes to find out as many textile terminologies they could. Among the participated teams, the two leading teams moved to finals. Mr.Arun Srinivasan, Mr.Roopesh, Ms.Benitta Nilofer and Ms.Vishnuvarsa of 2nd year TT were announced to be the winners. The outcome of the event was to make the participants aware of the core terminologies used in the field.
Seminar on Data Analytics
The Department of Information Science and Engineering, KCT, conducted a data analytics workshop on 16 November 2021. The workshop was handled by Dr.Sumathi, Associate Professor, CSE. The speaker began by giving a gist of what the Data Science field is all about and clarified that Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Data Engineer and Ml Engineer have different job roles. Then she moved on to explain the workflow of Data Science process. The event concluded with a Q&A session and vote of thanks benefitting about 51 participants.
Round Table Conference
The Qubate Forum of KCT conducted an event titled Round Table Conference on 17 November 2021 at Lecture Hall. The debate started with the topic “Is traditional movie release in theatres or switching to OTT platform good?” EThe Qubate Forum of KCT conducted an event titled Round Table Conference on 17 November 2021 at Lecture Hall. The debate started with the topic “Is traditional movie release in theatres or switching to OTT platform good?” Everyone participated in the conference got a chance to express their views on the topic. Everyone eagerly and energetically expressed their thoughts without any hesitation. The main concept discussed was about the debt level of the government and unemployment if we switch to OTT platform for watching brand new movies. Also, participants brought the comparison of Hollywood movies which made it even more interesting. After being in online for the past one year, this was the first physical event of the club.