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KCT wins the CII Industrial Innovation Awards 2021
The 8th CII Industrial Innovation Award 2021 in the category of Top Innovative Research Institutions 2021 – Other Engineering Colleges was conferred on Kumaraguru College of Technology by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at DST – CII Technology Summit 2021 on 17 December 2021. One of the most coveted awards, this national recognition identifies and celebrates innovation in academic research. KCT applied for the CII Industrial Innovation Award earlier this year and following this, on 08 Nov 2021, the KCT team comprising educators, faculty members from the R&D Team, IPR cell, IIC, Department IIC coordinators, Forge, RIG and KCIRI defended the technical queries during the evaluation. The four innovative products among the 30 innovations submitted to the CII e-compendium include the eco-friendly sanitary napkins from natural fibre; Low Weight Modified Jacquard for Handloom Weavers; autonomous Multifunctional Agricultural Robotic Platform (i-farmer) and A DOCTOR TO BE – a fully automated AI patient monitoring Robot.
MoU with Ayurvastra
MoU was signed between the Department of Fashion Technology, KCT, and Ayurvastra (Kerala) on 20 December 2021. Ayurvastra Project is led by Mr.Sujeev and is managed by a Professional Team of Ayurvedic Experts, Ayurvedic Dyers, Handloom Weavers, Sales and Support Experts. The MoU was signed by Mr.Muniasamy, Executive Officer -KCT on behalf of the institution while Mr.Sujeev represented Ayurvastra. The event was presided over by Dr.Saravanan D, Principal, KCT and Dr.G.Ramakrishnan, HoD, Fashion Technology, KCT.
K-LEAP (Kumaraguru Learning Enhancement and Assistance Program) is by Namadhu Pangu conducted a plenary session on the topic of Health on 18 December 2021. This session explained important topics like what is health and how physical health and mental health contribute to the overall well-being of a person. An activity was given to the mentees to get a better understanding of how their day-to-day actions affect their health and to learn more about the six major nutrients. The session also enlightened mentees on the factors for good health, which spoke about how the genetic, social, and environmental factors affect the well-being of a person. Lastly, the mentees gained an understanding of how to preserve their health by exercise, proper diet, and good sleep.
As the famous adage goes “Never forget who you are and where you came from. It is an important part of you that will find strength and peace from,” it is most fitting for the group of 15 alumni from CSE – Batch 1999, who contentedly visited KCT campus on 18 December 2021. The alumni were more than happy to reminisce about the past and also to look at the transfiguration of the campus in and around. They experienced life on the grounds and the beautiful surroundings of KCT.
Written in the 19th century, poet Emily Dickinson’s version of hope is “the thing with feathers” that “perches in the soul” and perseveres; it sings “and never stops at all.” During this period of pandemic, there were episodes of uncertainty; but we are holding on and marching forward because of one small hanging thread called ‘Hope’.
Hope is a collection of 9 short stories written by 9 young authors of Kumaraguru Institutions (both KCT & KCLAS) with a single emphasis on how optimism and hopefulness gleam over us amidst the life changing pandemic. The book launch happened virtually on 25 December 2021, presided by Ms. Richa Singh, CEO & Conceptualiser of YourDOST and the Leadership of Kumaraguru Institutions.
Formally welcomed by Mr.Vinu Varshith, President of Literature, Leadership Council 2021, the event progressed with Ms.Lakshmi Palaniappan, President of Literature, Leadership Council 2020, walking the participants through the journey and way forward of the anthology. Shri Shankar Vanavarayar, President, Kumaraguru Institutions, exclaimed that the community of readers and writers should develop and engage more students for the love of literature. Our Chief Guest, Ms Richa Singh echoed the words from the book Hope and narrated her version of a short story on hope. Dr.Ezhilarasi, Associate Dean, SFS, felicitated the efforts of the authors and mentors involved in the journey. The book was launched through a video, evincing the details of the book followed by the student authors and editors sharing their experiences. The hope anthology was penned by 9 student authors of the institution – Kodimalar, Smrithi MG, Nikita Reddy, Madhan Mohan, Smrithi Sajith, Assmitha Raja, Nakshatra Lakshmi MS, Shabnam Shajahan, Lakshmi Palaniappan. It was edited and mentored by the alumni of Kumaraguru, Shrinivaasan LN, Faheem Noorul and Nandhitha. The book was published and released in Notionpress and Amazon. The book cover was designed by Varsha Thangaraj. The vote of thanks was articulated by Kodimalar, III-Year Biotechnology student and the master of ceremony was enunciated by Nikita Reddy, III-Year Biotechnology, KCT.
In a nutshell, the authors brought out the societal emotions by means of words and the words now became a book representing the lockdown thoughts under the canopy called “HOPE. The instrumental journey from the good to the best one was precisely because of the mentors and editors who had sculpted the authors in building a strong foundational bridge between the authors and the audience.
The Department Association of Aeronautical Engineering organized an event titled Communication Connect with a motive to enhance the students’ personality and communication skills on 22 December 2021. The speakers of the session were Mr.Pavan and Mr.Sreenivasan of final year Aeronautical Engineering, KCT. This event was open to all the departments and around 40 students attended the session. Firstly, Mr.Sreenivasan spoke about soft skills, how to develop and practice them in our daily life. He also gave a deep insight into how to improve the soft skills. Mr.Pavan focused on communication development. In his talk, he covered the key aspects of communication development. He also explained the need to have good communication skills and described various ways to enhance communication to the participants. This helped them understand the importance of soft skills and communication skills.
The Association of Biotechnologists (ABT), KCT, organized an event titled Bio Convention on 20 December 2021. This event had the faculty members and the students from the Department of Biotechnology, KCT, join together and discuss on various happenings of the department. The faculty made a short introduction and interacted with the students followed by which there was a poster presentation by the winners of the Earth zone. An overview of various happenings and upcoming events were provided and finally, the event concluded with fun events that set a good rhythm among the students.
Webinar on Garment Costing
The Department of Textile Technology, KCT, organized a webinar on Garment Costing on 21 December 2021. The Secretary of TAI-SIU set the context of the program. The Vice President of TAI-SIU Mr.E.Satyanarayana welcomed the Guest Speaker, Faculty members of KCT, BIT & PSG Tech and all the participants. Introduction about the speaker TAI-SIU was given by Mr.Sivakumar.S, Joint General Secretary, TAI-SIU. Subsequently, the presentation was done by Mr.Sivaramakrishnan A, Garment Costing, in a detailed manner. Dr.Rameshbabu, Head, Department of Textile Technology, KCT, Dr. Sivakumar. P, Department of Textile Technology, KCT, Dr.Thilagavathi, HOD, Department of Textile Technology, PSG College of Technology and Dr.Gopalakrishnan HOD, Department of Textile Technology and Mrs.Priya, Head, Department of Fashion Technology, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, gave remark notes about the lecture. Summing up of the Program and Vote of Thanks was given by Mr.Sivaramakrishnan, Joint General Secretary, TAI-Central. The students gained exposure to Garment costing, Methods, influencing factors and control measures about costing.
Spell and Bell
The Mechanical Engineering Association, KCT, organized an event titled Spell and Bell on 22 December 2021. The main focus of this event was to test the knowledge of the students in the mechanical domain. The event comprised of 2 Rounds where, Round 1 was rearranging the jumbled words. Participants were made to rearrange a set of jumbled words (30 questions) via Microsoft forms within a specific time. The questions for this round was taken based on the mechanical curriculum focusing for 2nd year mechanical students. The top 10 participants were allowed for the next round. Participants who were qualified for Round 2 were given a topic on spot and were made to speak on the specific topic for a minute. The best performer was announced to be the winner. The outcome of the event was that the students were able to learn new emerging terms in the field of Mechanical Engineering. They were also made to improve their public speaking skills and their managing skills in a situation.
Product Design & Development
The Institution of Engineers (India), Coimbatore Local Centre, organized a technical webinar in association with the Department of Automobile Engineering, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, on 18 December 2021 (Saturday). In the webinar, the guest speaker Mr.Imran Khan, Mechanical Design Engineer, Baker Hughes GE, gave a lecture on “Product Design and Development”. Dr.S.Shanmugam, Chairman, IE(I), Coimbatore Local Centre, welcomed the Chief Guest and the participants for the webinar. Mr.Sivakumar, Professor & Head, Department of Automobile Engineering, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, presided over the event. Mr.Rajkumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Automobile Engineering, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, introduced the chief guest Mr.Imran Khan to the participants. Mr. Imran Khan explained in detail on the new product development process of a fuel filter and explained the APQP process followed. Stages of product development and various documents followed in product development were also discussed. The technical webinar concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr.H.Rammohan, Honorary Secretary, IE(I), Coimbatore Local Centre. There were 90+ participants for the event.
Nakkeeran Rolling trophy
Nakkeeran Rolling trophy is one of the main events of the Tamil Mandram held every year and this event was held on 22 & 23 December 2021. It helped the participants to test their Tamil ability as well as their general knowledge. This year the tournament was held over two days in three rounds. The first round was a live quiz. On the first day, knowledge competitions were held as word games in the second round, and on the second day, third round was held in four sections. Competitors were selected for the third round based on their scores in the first two rounds. Winners were announced according to their average score in all the four sections of the third round.
SAEINDIA KCT Collegiate Club organized Student Convention 2021 Auto Quiz event on 20 December 2021. The objective of this event was to check the general knowledge of the participants related to the automotive and related subjects such as history, places, personalities, companies, vehicle types and specifications, statistics of vehicles and so on. There were about 10 participants from various departments. Four rounds were conducted such as general, visual, rapid-fire and subjective questions. The assessments were made based on the cumulative frequency of each round. The first round had very basic questions related to current trends in the automotive industry. Second round involved component identification where different automotive components were displayed and participants were requested to identify the components. The third round involves statistical details along with historical questions. The fourth round involved current trends in e-vehicle along with pros and cons faced by both manufacturers and customers. The winner of the Auto quiz was Mr.Agatheesh Senthil Y from the III-year Automobile Engineering, KCT.