National Education Policy 2020 & Higher Education Quality
Kumaraguru Institutions organized a special invited talk on “National Education Policy 2020 & Higher Education Quality” delivered by Professor of Eminence Dr.S.P.Thyagarajan, Chancellor, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore on the 01 of March 2022 at Kumaraguru Campus. The special talk was presided by Dr. B.K.Krishnaraj Vanavarayar, Chairman, Kumaraguru Institutions. Dr. B.K.Krishnaraj Vanavarayar, during his presidential address, emphasized that the academic fraternity needs to be proactive, foresee change and convert challenges of the twenty first century in the realms of higher education into opportunities. During the Keynote address on “National Education Policy 2020 & Higher Education Quality”, Prof.S.P.Thyagarajan, Chancellor, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore sensitized the academic fraternity on the need to re-energize and reform their approach towards teaching, learning and research. He suggested several progressive initiatives which include the introduction of quality policy which engulfs responsible governance towards total quality management, intensification of multidisciplinary teaching and translational research, multi-institutional collaborative projects, product development and commercialization for institution resource generation. Shri Shankar Vanavarayar, Joint Correspondent, Kumaraguru Institutions, the Principals, Deans, Directors, Heads of the Departments and Faculty members from Kumaraguru College of Technology, KCT Business School, Kumaraguru College of Liberal Arts and Science, Kumaraguru Institute of Agriculture, NGM College and SIIMS were present.
The School of Foundational Sciences, KCT, organized an Online Session titled Fermion’22 on 28 February 2022 Via MS Teams. Mr.Muralidharan Gopi Ramesh, Head-Program Planning and Business Development, Stellantis Corporation, Chennai, served to be the Chief Guest of the day. National Science Day is celebrated on 28th February every year to mark the discovery of Indian Physicist Sir C.V. Raman. This year’s theme focused on “Integrated Approach in Science and Technology for Sustainable Future”. Fermion’22 provided insights related to e-vehicle development towards a sustainable environment. The talk majorly focussed on the areas of product planning, program inclusiveness, current and future prospects of e-vehicle. The event aimed to develop an understanding among the young engineers to think in a way towards sustainable development.
The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, KCT, and Kumaraguru Microcosm conducted an event titled Trash Walk on 27 February 2022. This event is a field visit for freshers to Kumaraguru’s Resource Recovery Park. The participants along with the event organizers learnt the functioning of Resource Recovery Park such that how different types of wastes are collected from primary points (hostels, canteen, classrooms) and secondary points (restroom and labs), how the collected wastes are segregated into dry and wet wastes, quantum of waste generated by the college, various solutions to help the workers in easy segregation of wastes and encouraging student ideas in innovation regarding waste management. Then Mr. Saravanan, Program Manager, Microcosm, explained the importance and advantages of harvesting rainwater and how it saves many gallons of water. He also encouraged the students to share their innovative ideas regarding the same. Overall, the event served to be both fun-filled and informative.
Life with Science
The Department of Biotechnology, KCT, organized an event titled Life with Science on 28 February 2022 on the MS Teams platform. Career aspirations are important in order to achieve professional growth. Biotechnology has proven to be one of the most progressive branches of science and technology. Life with Science was a webinar/talk session on Careers and Industry Expectations after B.Tech Biotechnology by Mr.Arun Sathyaseelan, Business Intelligence Consultant, Net Base Quid, in commemoration of the National Science Day. A total of 40 students joined this event, creating an interactive community, allowing everyone to take back and learn something interesting and inspiring.
Academies’ Virtual Lecture Workshop on Mathematical Biology
The Department of Mathematics, School of Foundational Sciences, KCT, successfully organized the Science Academies’ Virtual Lecture Workshop on Mathematical Biology on 25 & 26 February 2022. The event was sponsored by Science Academies’. There were 100+ participants for the event. The programme started with the welcome address by Dr.R.Marudhachalam, Associate Professor, KCT, followed by Inaugural Address & Key Note Session by Dr. Girija Jayaraman, FNASc., Professor, Mathematics (Retd.), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Application of Fourier Series to Physiology/ Medicine were covered during the first session. She explained the basic concepts in Fourier Series and the periodic nature starting from simple cardiovascular model to blood flow/ pulse propagation in arteries. Dr. S. Saravanan, Professor & Head, Department of Mathematics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, spoke on Basic Models of Mathematical Biology. He explained the Continuous population models for single species and two species. He gave an overview of insect outbreak model. He covered linear, nonlinear, stable, unstable, dimensional, nondimensional, and equilibrium conditions prevailing in the model. Dr. M. Senthil Kumar, Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics & Computational Sciences, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, explained about the fundamental epidemic spreading model and how it is useful in the current Scenario. He described complex networks and discussed the Epidemic Spreading Processes Over Complex Networks Dr.P.Kandaswamy, FNASc.,Professor & Head (Retd.), Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, motivated the participants quoting the values and importance of Mathematics and Mathematician, and showed the path and opportunities for youngsters in Mathematics. The participants were able to acquire sufficient knowledge in developing cognitive skills mathematically about biological systems through this workshop.
Circuit design challenge
The SEDS Club of Kumaraguru conducted an event titled Circuit Design Challenge HARDWARE. Registered participants were given a set of real-time problem statements which could be solved by designing electronic circuits. Designing circuits can be done using Tinkercad, Proteus or DLD software. The designed circuits were validated, and they were asked to fabricate the circuit with the hardware components which were provided. The participants gained hands-on experience in circuit designing and fabrication through the event.
Deep Space Object Hunt
SEDS Club of Kumaraguru organized an event titled Deep Space Object Hunt on 24 & 25 February 2022. The Deep Space Object Hunt was a training session conducted for the new recruits to make them handle the telescope on their own. The main objective of this event was to make the participants know how to handle the telescope and use it to view the Deep Space objects. The event started with a presentation about the basics of telescope by Mr.Sai Shankaran, the President of SEDS KCT. Important components related to telescope such as focal length, magnification and the purpose of view finder were explained. The eye piece of the telescope was given to the participants to get a real time experience by viewing it. It was an interactive session between the speaker and the participants. A demonstration was made regarding the setup of the telescope. On the first day, the participants were taught on how to calibrate the telescope by Mr.Sai Shankaran. The session started with the observation of Sirius, the brightest star followed by Andromeda, the nearest galaxy. The session concluded with observation of Orion Nebula, the closest region of massive observation. The participants were excited and experienced a real time viewing experience through the telescope. On day two, the participants were given a chance to calibrate the telescope. They were taught on how to calibrate it with the nearest light source by Mr.Sai Shankaran. The importance of calibration was also explained to the participants. The session was then carried out with the observation of Sirius followed by Ursa Constellation. The session ended with observation of Orion Nebula. Participants came to know the stars in the space using Sky App. The participants gained knowledge about assembly, calibration, control and usage of telescope. The session created a strong bond between the new recruits and seniors.
Round Table Conference
The Qubate Forum of Kumaraguru conducted a Round Table Conference that discussed the topic “Is Multilingualism Necessary and does it Affect the Emphasis of Mother Language in Schools?”. A language is a tool for intellectual and emotional expression. It is a vehicle for inter-generational transmission of culture, scientific knowledge and worldview. They serve as the lifeblood of our identity, both individual and collective. They play a significant role in creating and strengthening bonds among people. Schools play an important role in every individual’s life in bringing them together forming a bridge of communication. Language plays an important role in communication. Therefore, the event was organized, where the participants had a discussion on the topic in a Round Table Conference. The main objective of this conference was to know the perspectives of the participants about the topic. The event started at 5:00 PM through MS Teams where there was a total of 10 to 13 spectators present in the meet along with participants. Everyone who participated in the discussion got a chance to express their views on the topic. Everyone eagerly and energetically expressed their thoughts without any hesitation. The event started with an opening statement from each participant, then with their thoughts on a few questions and finally ended with an unmoderated session. The entire team made the event a huge insightful & successful discussion.
Pursuit of Circuitness
The Robotics and Automation Club of Kumaraguru conducted an event titled Pursuit of Circuitness on 28 February 2022. The event consisted of two rounds. In round one, the participant’s electronic knowledge was tested through a quiz in the Kahoot platform, and in round two, the participants were asked to build a circuit in the TinkerCAD platform after the instructions on how to use TinkerCAD have been given. The winners were selected based on the results. The outcome of the event was that the first-year students were given awareness on the usage of TinkerCAD platform.