THIS WEEK NEXT WEEK- ISSUE 161
Achievers Awards 2022
Achievers Awards Ceremony 2022 at Kumaraguru Institutions recognized the exemplary go-getters from the graduating batch under various categories ranging from academics and sports to technical expertise and research excellence on 04 April 2022. Founder Chairman of Kumaraguru Institutions, Arutchelvar Dr. N. Mahalingam Ayya was always a pioneer in recognizing excellence in individuals and Kumaraguru Institutions takes his mission forward by celebrating the shining stars since 2013 by bestowing them with the Achievers’ Awards who demonstrate an extraordinary feat of passion, commitment, diligence and dedication in their chosen fields. Close to 190 awards were conferred on the deserving students of the Batch 2017-21 which includes 28 Gold Endowment Medals, 44 Best Project Awards, 8 Best Student Awards for Academic Excellence, 80+ Best Department Association & Club Volunteer Awards and 28 Batch Recognition Awards.
As part of celebrating the 100th Birth Anniversary of Founder Chairman Arutchelvar Dr.N.Mahalingam Ayya, an Instrumental Concert by Band Tridentity was conducted on 04 April 2022 at MVB Foyer. It is a 3 Member Band with Sayee Rakshith in Guitar, Ravi G in Keyboard and Sumesh Narayanan in World Percussion with a Special Interest vested in Contemporary and Classic Musicals.
Tel Aviv University Member Visit
Tel Aviv University (TAU) represented by Dr.Milette Shamir, Vice-President – International, Ms.Emma, Director of Asia Engagement, Dr.Gary Sussman – Knysna Advisory visited KCT for a discussion to strengthen the ongoing collaborations and explore new prospects which can create more opportunities for students. Shri.Shankar Vanavarayar, President – Kumaraguru Institutions, Dr.Joseph Thanikal, Director- KCT, Dr.D.Saravanan, Principal – Kumaraguru College of Technology, Dr.Vijila Kennedy, Principal – Kumaraguru College of Liberal Arts & Science, and Dr.Satish Kumar Sagadevan, Associate Director – Sakthi Excellence Academy & International Relations represented Kumaraguru Institutions.
Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles
The Department of Textile Technology, KCT, organized an International Guest Lecture titled Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles on 05 April 2022 through MS Teams. Dr.Rajkishore Nayak, Associate Professor of RMIT University, Vietnam, a prolific author on the subject, engaged the audience for 1½ hours with a detailed presentation and informative lecture. He covered the spectrum of textile products right from fiber stage (growth or synthesis) to fabric production and processing to garment manufacture and end-of-life analysis. Cotton, wool and silk fibers were analyzed in terms of sustainable production. An in-depth comparison was made between natural and synthetic fibers in terms of energy and water consumption, and their impact on the environment. Yarn spinning, fabric and garment manufacturing were assessed with an object of environmental friendliness. His talk included topics on eco-certification and banned chemicals and dyes with their benign alternatives. End-of-life activities namely reduce, reuse and recycle were touched upon to encourage participants to follow such practices. The concept of circular economy was also introduced. The session concluded with participant interaction wherein several doubts were cleared and the sustainability of emerging fibers was addressed. The event was attended by more than 250 participants comprising students of Textile Technology and Fashion Technology, KCT, students and faculty from The Technological Institute of Textiles and Sciences (TIT&S), Bhiwani, faculty from PSG College, Coimbatore, NITTEA and Odisha State University and participants from the industry. The outcomes and takeaways of the event were the participants learned about sustainability and its relevance and importance to fashion and textiles. They understood how their contribution could make a significant impact both personally and globally. Several online resources were provided to the participants to explore in the field.
A Leap Forward Technical Week 1 Data Analysis
Sometimes decisions can’t be taken easily, one needs to think about past and current situations to arrive at a conclusion. Similarly, data analysis is a process where a result or decision is made based on the data from the past for a desirable outcome in the future. Data analysis is almost used in all fields and is one of the flourishing domains that never gets bored. For the people who are enthusiastic about these domains, the Department Association of CSE, KCT, organized a technical week as a part of the CS-20 program for the young minds of the CSE Department on 04, 06 & 08 April 2022. Each week contains peculiar and interesting topics that will help improve the knowledge and skill of the CS 20 enthusiasts. The topic for the first week of CS-20 was Data Analysis. Ms.Priyanka Vijayanarayanan served to be the domain expert for the session. She is an alumnus of KCT, a graduate of Computer Science Engineering. She has completed her M.Tech and is also a former software engineer at Bosch Global Software Technologies. She taught the basics of data analysis and brought a better understanding of the skillset required for a data analyst which made the enthusiasts explore their options for their future careers. There were also hands-on sessions on excel functions and R-programming for better insights regarding how data analysis takes place.
Puneet Sagar Abhiyan
The National Cadet Corps (NCC) of Kumaraguru conducted an event titled Puneet Sagar Abhiyan on 01 April 2022 at Ukkadam Lake, Coimbatore. This event was conducted to keep the surroundings of water bodies clean, not just for better aesthetics but also to maintain a clean ecosystem for the aquatic life. About 200 NCC cadets, 4 ANOs, 15 PI Staff and 1 Officer participated in the program. The cadets not only cleaned the pathway of the Lake but also took upon the awareness drive to educate and sensitize the local population not to litter around the water bodies, discourage the use of plastic bags, use bins to discard waste, use biodegradable packing material and use cloth bags while shopping. The population directly covered was about 2000 persons and indirectly covered was about 4000 persons. It was learnt that NCC is taking up Puneet Sagar Abhiyan, a drive, at the national level to maintain cleanliness in the surroundings of the seashores/ beaches. However, NCC Group Headquarters Coimbatore extended the drive to Lakes and other water bodies since no coastal area exists in the city.