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Aeronautical Engineering Students to Design Structure for 124 Seater Aircraft

Four final – year students from the Department of Aeronautical Engineering of Park College of Engineering and Technology have been chosen to participate in a Global Design Challenge organised by Infosys and Spirit Global ( U.S. ), which manufactures aircraft parts. Two universities from the U.S. and four engineering colleges from India have been selected for participation.

N. Saravanan, S. Vignesh, G. Prabhakaran and Venkataguru will design the aircraft structure for a 124 – seater aircraft. This also involves the students visiting Infosys once a month for video conferencing and two trips abroad for stage – by – stage design finalisation.

Prashant R. Nair, Vice – Chairman – IT, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, has been nominated to the Programme Committee of IADIS International Conference on WWW / Internet 2012 to be held in Madrid, Spain, from 18th October, 2012 to 21st October, 2012. WWW / Internet has emerged as one of the premier Internet technology research conferences in the world, having been held in several countries like Germany, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Brazil. The conference is organised under the aegis of International Association for Development of the Information Society, a global non-profit professional organisation. Of the 150 programme committee members nominated from premier universities and industries all over the world, only four are from India, according to a release.

Cancer Rose Day was observed by Sri Krishna Arts and Science College. NSS volunteers of the college conducted various awareness programmes about cancer and its causes to people living in villages near the college. They distributed pamphlets informing the ills of consuming pan masala and smoking cigarettes. Volunteers also informed people on avoiding colour powders in food, importance of consuming vegetables, regular exercise, etc.

Karunya University and Roots – Multiclean Limited inked a memorandum of understanding for mutual benefit of both. Under the aegis of the MoU, faculty will be trained on leading edge technologies, the company will help conduct seminar, lectures, workshops, Intellectual Property Development, and placement assistance to students, besides others. Joseph Kennedy, Registrar of Karunya University, and Ruediger Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer of the company, signed the MoU.

S. Santhana Bosu, Dean, Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, received the Outstanding Engineer Award for 2012, instituted by the Institution of Engineers ( India ).

He received it from P. Radhakrishnan, Chairman of the Institution of Engineers ( India ), Coimbatore Local Centre, during the 45th Engineers’ Day celebrations held in Coimbatore recently. The award included a medal and a certificate. He was
conferred the award in recognition of his contributions in the field of agricultural engineering, according to a release.

A one – week training course A for IFS officers on Forest Genetic Resource Management was held at Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding. It was inaugurated by N. Vijayan Nair, Director of Sugarcane Breeding Institute. The training was a mix of lectures and field visits. The participants were also taken to the Anamalai Tiger Reserve and Parambikulam Tiger Reserve for exposure on in situ conservation of forest genetic resources and to understand the issues involved in conservation of FGR in protected areas.

Nehru Arts and Science College and ATOM Systems inked a memorandum of understanding for the latter to impart specialised training to students of the Nehru Group of Institutions in specific fields of computer applications. The topics to be covered include, 3D animation, visual effects, sound engineering, etc.