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Inculcate Research Culture into Students

A research culture should be inculcated into university students in India, said Namas Chandra, Associate Dean, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, United States of America (USA), here on Thursday.

He was here along with Prof. Lu, electrical and electronics engineering department, University of Nebraska, to interact with research scholars, faculty members and students of Periyar Maniammai University.

He attributed the success of the USA to its knowledge pursuit and intellectual property it has created. Universities should not be content with awarding degrees and diplomas but train students in carrying out research.

Universities can take up local problems and find a solution to them through their research activities.

Delta farmers are facing problems like water, alternate crops, agriculture in semi arid condition, biotechnology and medicinal herbs.

All these problems can be taken up as subjects for research by Periyar Maniammai University and University of Nebraska will collaborate with it in this connection as Nebraska is predominantly an agriculture region.

Prof. Namas Chandra showed some video clippings on research works going on at Nebraska University.

A poster presentation was held at the end of the day. Thirty five presentations were made by the research scholars explaining the problem they are going to take up for research, their approach and solution in the posters. rof. Lu said research should provide solution for local problems with global approach.

N.Ramachandran, Vice Chancellor, Periyar Maniammai University, said the university has plans to send some third year students to the USA for training.

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Students display 180 models at university exhibition

An exhibition to showcase the skills of students was held at Periyar Maniammai University here on February 1 and 2 in which 270 students displayed 180 models.

Of them 82 models belonged to multimedia presentation category and 48 belonged to the mini projects. Twenty members were under language excellence and 30 for technical review.

In the technological review Richa Singh, a second year student of CSE, bagged the first prize for mobile hacking. Second prize went to K.T.Abdul Wajid, a third year CSE student for migration of virtual machine.

In the language excellence, first prize went to K.Venkatalakshmi, a third year student of CSE for Java desktop elements.

Second prize was shared by two students – J.Irfana Parvin, a second year CSE student for calculation and software and Tamil Ponni, a second year CSE student for all using Java script applications.

In the mini project category, S. Preethi, a third year CSE student won the first prize for mobile and computing. S.T. Poonkuhali, a final year student won the second prize for resume tracking system.

In the multimedia, three students shared the first prize – G.Manikandan, a third year student of CSE for movie mash and A.Vikash Kannan, a third year CSE student and P. Suganya of second year CSE for agri – tech.

Second prize was shared by M. Arunkumar, D. Sangeetha and G. Ramesh, all third year students.

N. Ramachandran, Vice Chancellor of the Periyar Maniammai University, R. Kandasamy, Dean, Academics, M. Ayyavoo, Registrar and D. Kumar, Dean, Research, felicitated the winners.


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