Students to get SMS on sanction of Scholarship
Scheduled Caste college students in the State will get an SMS the moment their scholarship is sanctioned by the Adi Dravidar Welfare Department, Santhosh Babu, Managing Director, Electronics Corporation of TamilNadu (ELCOT), said.
Delivering the inaugural address at ‘POINTERS 2K10,’ a two-day national-level technical symposium organised by Arunai Engineering College here on Thursday, he exhorted the students to align their ambition to suit the requirements of the country.
“Even after 64 years of independence, a large number of people live in poverty. Technology can change their lives. We can make it happen in another five or ten years,” he said.
“You can’t see much police on the streets of London but everyone in London is photographed 55 times a day,” Dr. Babu said and added that such was the intensity of surveillance rendered by technology.
He called upon students to think about socially relevant technologies for which they had to create ambience. Addressing students, he said “read a lot in this era of idiot box.
Read fiction, non-fiction and news items. Last-minute preparations would not help. The only difference between successful and unsuccessful men is time management.
You should be world-class in whatever filed you choose. Think of country, family, yourself and poorest of men. We should be able to lift all the people of our country above poverty line in ten years,” he said.
He said that as a next step to the SMS regarding sanction of scholarship, there was a plan to credit the scholarship amount directly into the students’ bank accounts.
Dr. Babu also visited the expo organised by the computer science engineering department of the college in view of the symposium.
E.V. Kamban, Managing Director of the college, presided over the inaugural function. C.N.Rao, Senior Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Chennai; D.Swaminathan, Associate Vice President, Sutherland Global Service, Chennai; M.Arumugam, Director (R&D), Arunai Engineering College; and T.S. Jaganath, president, i-grow student chapter of the college, were among the speakers.