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INSIDE HIGHLIGHTS FUTURE PERFECT

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TOP 50 INSTITUTIONS

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FOR THE LOVE OF ROBOTS

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EXPRESS YOURSELF

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

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VIPER CHRONICLE

FAST FORWARD

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STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

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NSS YLTP AT BVRICE

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LEAPS AND BOUNDS

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THE COLONEL’S COLUMN

BITS & BYTES

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THE CROWNING GLORY

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CAREER PATH

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THE YEAR THAT WAS

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CONNECTING THOUGHT

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TOUR DE - NORTH INDIA

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DENTISTRY AT DOORSTEP

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FACE TO FACE WITH A VISIONARY Dr. Santosh Pande Georgia Tech University, USA

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EDITORIALLY SPEAKING

Ahead of the Curve An Interview with SRI K V VISHNU RAJU

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Dr. Santosh Pande Georgia Tech University, USA Interview by D. Bhanu Chandar of III ECE-A, VIT T H E

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Bhanu: Greetings from VIT, Sir. Now a days embedded systems are used from earphones to aircrafts. What prompted you to step into this domain? Dr.Pande: Some time ago, cell phones were huge, It was difficult to carry them. So, I ended up dropping it and when it fell open, I observed many ICs scattered all over the ground. I wondered why the circuit was so complex. And then out of curiosity I opened up a regular phone in my house and found that the circuit was very simple then I thought to myself why not make the complex circuit simple.

Bhanu: Where can we apply these in our real life? Dr.Pande: Embedded systems is all pervasive. it touches every aspect of our life. For example the phone, we carry all day, it almost replaced my watch, serves many purposes like calling, texting, and recording a memo. In fact, several activities of life are managed by it. The controllers in air crafts are also embedded controllers. They make our experience original. In automotive sector, they help our cars run fast. They are becoming more and more important not only in our life but also for computers. Embedded computers are used in traffic signals, navigation systems of air crafts, they are in all appliances and in every possible thing you can think of. So, the number of computers in the world have taken over the growth of humans.

Bhanu: Sir, how would embedded systems be a career for engineering students? Dr.Pande : Embedded device is the segment of user. Look at desktops, laptops, phones, in which they are used . It became a part of life and we can't live without them. There are a lot of opportunities in this field not only for computer professionals but also for many other specializations such as mechanical engineering. As nuclear reactors are controlled by embedded

systems, there are more opportunities for electrical engineers, and civil engineers. It is also used in biology- to track birds and the list goes on and on.... Every branch is pretty much benefited by embedded systems.

Bhanu : You've been to different countries. What's the difference you've observed between education system abroad and Indian education system particularly in engineering? Dr.Pande : The main difference is that in olden times they used to learn by experience. Then we got tangled in TVs, computers, i-pods etc and we started losing touch with reality. This is making our learning become damper. The significance of education in the US is that their approach to learning is based on experience. It may not be applicable to Mathematics, Statistics etc.. But experience based learning is very interesting and important. Because we won't forget a thing if we experience it. It's a good methodology.

Bhanu: I heard that at school level itself students learn by assembling gadgets. Dr.Pande : Yes, absolutely. In schools itself they would learn by experience. They are asked to assemble parts for some gadgets, play with them, try to think differently, change them and a lot of practicum also. Even in colleges physically being present in labs should be a major part of learning. With that practical learning they can enter into the classroom. But we are doing just the opposite; we start in the classroom and next move to the lab. That's not correct.

Bhanu : When I was going through your profile I've noticed that you worked mostly on compilers and compiler optimization. How would compiler optimization reduce power consumption? Dr.Pande : Compilers are tools for optimizing efficiency of code.

The machine executes the code. It is actually flipping lots of bits. In several computers most of the power is consumed by switching. If you reduce the amount of switching or the number of bits in switching then you can reduce power consumption. One of the purposes of compilers is how you improve the code density, which means you reduce the number of bits or number of switching and these are the two ways in which the compiler optimizes the power consumption. Energy and power are very complex. Almost everything is being limited by these. The performance of the most high end computer system is limited because they can completely burn the power generated by a single nuclear reactor. And the nuclear reactor cannot provide more power to operate the computer faster. We are burning energy at such an alarming rate which is becoming a problem to humanity. Hence, we need to design more efficient compilers which consume low power.

Bhanu : Have you designed any compiler for HDL (Hardware description language)? Dr.Pande : Yes, we have designed many open source compilers and released them into the public domain. We have worked with many industries. They are being used by Sony, premium software, system software, IBM, Intel and many more companies in America. Compilers is a very beautiful field and complex, it can be extremely challenging and also have a lot of aesthetics. It is actually in between arts form and science.

Bhanu: How was your journey of success in your career and how far are you planning to go? Dr.Pande : Success is what you define it. What you call success may not be success for me and vice versa. So, I will not answer that question, because it is very subjective. Well, the journey had been interesting. I think we start up doing something and many a times we change our direction, trying to redirect what


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3 we are doing, to find new frontiers and hate the life of academics. It's been quiet fulfilling so far. Hopefully it remains like this. There are challenges at times like worry about funding, dealing with students who don't work and there are dead lines. So there are all kinds of challenges but overall it's been gratifying.

Bhanu: What would you have been if you were not the same person now? Dr.Pande : I actually don't know who I am. I can't answer that question if I were not who I am. Well, let me answer it in a different way. Many times we make decisions in life to select something and when you compare what we did with what we want to do, then you feel sometimes like changing what you did or accept what you did. There are two different alternatives. In my case, I wished to be a physicist and came from a family where my father was a physicist. But I took up engineering as my profession. Now, once

again my interest in physics increased and I told my wife not to be surprised if I do a second degree in physics. To be honest, it's not easy, because, wishing and doing are different. But many times you have to respect what you are in. My advice to the students is to go with their heart, and not to look at what others are doing because they might have different interests. Don't take a crowd mentality. Every aspect of your career is great, not that everyone has to become an engineer or a doctor, sometimes it's as we look at or define it. Break the mould, be bold, and try to do what you like to do.

Bhanu : I'd like to know about your research work. Dr.Pande : My research work has mostly been in the field of compilers. They fascinate me. I think they have mixed theories, practice and also a bit of art to get things right. I was very interested in arts and music in my childhood days. So, I guess somehow I tried to find a field to put all these interests in one slot, that's what compilers are, from there it evolved up to dealing with many aspects of compilizaton.

The research works are: one is security and second is compiler for embedded systems and compilers for high performance systems.

Bhanu : What is the relation between your field and NLP (Natural Language Processing)? Dr.Pande : Language processing is a job of compilers and if you take the next step about what is meant by a certain amount of search, it is NLP. That actually is the emerging area because it is related to search. While we are searching, how do we express it? In Google search, just give some keywords or terms and press search .and that is to be understood by the computer. So that is the gap between human answer and computers by natural language understanding. We are trying to use some technology to see if we can bridge this gap as much as possible.

Bhanu : What are the projects in embedded systems for engineering students? Dr.Pande : There are some very interesting

possibilities, campus can come to life if we use embedded systems every where in the campus. Student councils can use it to create community of students which can be very vibrant, they can do many small projects which illuminate the greenery of the campus, movements in the campus, etc. Our job is to develop a system, what to do with that system is up to the students. So, I challenge student council to come up with some interesting, innovative ideas. I have some in mind, but I don't want to restrict your thinking by giving out ideas. One of the big things going on in US campus is collaborative learning.

Bhanu: Comment on your stay at Vishnu Institute? Dr.Pande : Oh! It's fantastic! It's extremely kind of your Management. Your hospitality is over- whelming. I would like to thank the Management and the faculty for the hospitality. What intrigues me is the natural beauty of this place. It's like my alma mater campus, IIT Mumbai. This is the best campus I have ever visited .

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COL Dr. T. S. Surendra, BVRIT

As the dawn of yet another year breaks anew, we wish our esteemed Readers a very happy and happening New Year. May 2013 be the harbinger of contentment, accomplishment and professionalism and propel many more students and staff into hitherto un-scaled heights. Another fresh new year is here . . . Another year to live! To banish worry, doubt, and fear, To love and laugh and give! This bright new year is given me To live each day with zest To daily grow and try to be My highest and my best William Arthur Ward Looking back at the year gone by, we reminisce, with gratification, the perceptible upward movement in the SVES academic firmament such as the signing of MOUs with TUFTS University School of Dental Medicine, Rowan University, Georgia Tech. TCS, InfoTech, Penn State University and so on. Long term alliances with PURDUE University, USA, Fraunhofer Institute of Solar Energy (FISE), Germany, University of South Africa, Pretoria, and our own Defence Labs, are on the anvil. SVES is in the vanguard of an elite group of Higher education Institutions who are on the threshold of (transcending) new frontiers of technology – Cloud computing, Big Data, nano materials/technology, mobile computing and so on. The Microsoft Innovation Center (Upgrade of the erstwhile BVRIT-Microsoft i-Spark Center) was inaugurated on 7th Dec 2012 by Mr Joseph Landes, Country Head of Microsoft India. BVRIT N was among the first wave of the fourteen MICs inaugurated throughout India of which 5 were in A.P. Digilent's Analog Discovery kit found its way to our Engineering Colleges – a light and portable device that has the functions of the Oscilloscope, Function Generator and Power Supplies built into it, We are perhaps the first cluster of educational institutions, outside of the U.S., to get these kits that students can use at home or while travelling. BVRIT Hyderabad students will get to plug in these kits from the first year itself. We have only our acuminous Chairman, Mr. K.V. Vishnu Raju, to thank for this path-breaking initiative that seeks to revolutionize pedagogy and teaching methodologies.

Our students, across all the SVES Colleges, have participated in many seminars, exhibitions, Workshops etc at the National level to win accolades and prizes – ItsAP awards, Analog India Design Contest 2011, Microsoft Rock Stars award, Guiness Book of World Record certificates for 148 students who participated in the Windows 8 Appathon organized by Microsoft India at Bengaluru and so on. A. The acme of creativity was manifested in the project of SVECW (ECE) students A. Padmini, K.L. Bhavya, P. Alakananda and Joy Sheila who were among the Top 5 in the Home Category of the Innovation Jockeys Contest conducted under the aegis of Yahoo and Accenture. Well done girls for this record breaking feat! Kudos to four other ECE students of SVECW – Divya, Ramya, Uma Harika and Jhanavi – who have carved a niche for themselves in the achievers' space by qualifying for the second round of the IEEE All India Young Engineers' Humanitarian Challenge held at Bengaluru. I can already hear the echoes of their Victory March! Two of our BME II year students from BVRIT N, Bala Subhashini and Nishant, have made it to the finals of the INTEL-CORNEL Cup, to be held at Walt Disney, Orlando on 3rd and 4th May 2013, as part of a 5-member team (the other three being students of UMASS L),. Their paper relating to the detection of virus and bacteria titled “Robotic Pathogen Measurement Device” was shortlisted for presentation. This perhaps was a veritable tour de force that would catapult the young achievers into the Hall of Fame. In this issue of the VISHNU ERA, we feature, in the 'FACE-TO-FACE with a Visionary' column, a phenomenon, a dynamique directeur, a protagonist with a genius for outside-the-box thinking and one who has conveyed his message in his carefully nuanced neologism “ It is the cardiology and not the cosmetics that should occupy the centre stage” ! Yes we are talking about our Chairman, the versatile Mr K.V. Vishnu Raju, who has piloted many far-reaching initiatives and strategized a blueprint for promoting innovation. He is a leader “close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” This issue also carries a medley of contributions from students and staff representing various institutions in the SVES. Mr Bhanu Chandar, III year ECE student from VIT sets the tone by profiling Dr Santosh Pande of the College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, in his candid tetea-tete with the Professor, whose research is focused on 'developing compiler optimizations for embedded and configurable systems'. Dr Pande had travelled to India with Dr Ada Gavrilowshka, also of Georgia

Tech, the latter for setting up the “Cloud Computing” Lab at BVRIT N. The Astronomy Club of VIT talks about the alignment of Mercury, Venus and Saturn and how that could spell disaster or 'catastrophe' for the earth. It happens once in 2737 years! The VISHNU ERA happens once every quarter. What will the VISHNU ERA be like 2737 years hence? Maybe we could take a cue from Dr. Ch. V. Srinivas's brilliant treatise on “Smart Goal Setting” extrapolated across aeons! The Bhimavaram (VIT, SVCP) alumni, the adroit achievers, have been featured in this New Year issue. We are privileged to start two regular columns in the VISHNU ERA by two of our BVRIT N alumni - Karthik Puvvada and Srikanth Kallakuri (both of 2010 batch ECE). Karthik expounds the common traits that characterize Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates, extolling their attributes that were leveraged to propel them into the big league of movers and shakers who have impacted the way we think, live and act. Srikanth explores the world of robots in his Robotics column. And we continue with the adventures of the Neolithic man and the Robot! Talking of Alumni who have made it big, the spotlight also shifts to VDC – Dr Sriram , a successful Dental practitioner, Dr Eswar (MDS), Dr Arun Bhupathi (BDS, M.TechNanotechnology) and Dr Sowjanya (MDS), who have made SVES proud by their trailblazing endeavours. We have launched a new column “Upper Cut” (a term inspired by the batting genius Sachin Tendulkar), that would browse the incisive minds of the top echelons of the Management team associated with the VISHNU family. This being a New Year issue, we thought it appropriate to feature an interview with the first lady of the Sri Vishnu Educational Society, Mrs Anuradha Vishnu Raju., who is an accomplished sportsperson, a voracious reader, an insightful writer and a brilliant conversationalist, imbued with humility, kindliness and elegance. She is also a marathon runner. She once wrote “Running long distances forces my mind to run out of thoughts, setting and spacing me into a meditative state. It is my mode of connection to the Divine.” Wishing all the Readers an exciting New Year once again!


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THE FIRST ANDHRA PRADESH STATE IDA UG CONFERENCE Vishnu Dental College created history by organizing the first Andhra Pradesh State IDA UG Conference along with IDA coastal Andhra branch. The event was held from 12th to 14th October, 2012. The objective of the conference was to make the students realize the need to have

thorough knowledge in the basics as it plays a pivotal role in building their future. The theme of the conference was “Learn your Basics –Build your Castles”. The idea was to awaken the students and enrich their minds with novel concepts. The conference went on successfully for three days

wherein a total of 2300 students participated from 21 dental colleges across Andhra Pradesh. The students explored and exhibited their talents in scientific, sports and cultural competitions in the prodigious event.

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AND BOUNDS Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) Launched at BVRIT Narsapur

BVRIT Narsapur has become a part of an elite network when their Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) was inaugurated by Mr.Joseph Landes, Country Head, DPE, Microsoft, in a grand function held at Nizampet campus on 7th of December, 2012.. He was accompanied by Mr.Phani Kondepudi, Director (Academic), Microsoft. The function was presided by Sri K.V.Vishnu Raju, Chairman, Sri Vishnu Educational Society (SVES). Mr. Ravichandran Rajagopal, Vice Chairman, SVES and several other important dignitaries graced the occasion. It reinforces the fact that SVES has carved a niche for itself in the academic world by proving to be a pioneer and trend-setter in encouraging innovation and creativity in the students. Speaking on the occasion, Mr.Ravichandran Rajagopal , Vice Chairman SVES said that BVRIT is proud to be one of the first 14 MICs launched in India. Mr.Rajagopal represented India in the MIC meet held at Majorca, Spain earlier this year. He spoke about the differences between MICs in India and other parts of

the world and shared his experiences with the audience. He said that we have a unique opportunity to encourage innovationbased product development. Sri K.V.Vishnu Raju, Chairman, SVES , thanked Microsoft for recognizing BVRIT's efforts. He observed that it was important to appreciate the change in the classroom and the academic eco- system in India and be ahead of the times. He opined that innovation is very important today in every domain and that students should understand that working on external projects and trying out new ideas are equally important as their regular curriculum. Mr.Joseph Landes viewed that Microsoft Innovation Centers should incubate new ideas and that it is the aim of Microsoft to spread awareness of new technology among the students through the MICs. Further, he expressed his confidence in the students and visualized the success of MICs in India. After the inauguration program, Mr.Landes interacted with the students and faculty of the MIC and also glanced at their projects.


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THE CROWNING GLORY Assistive Technology Lab at SVECW

Initiated by our beloved Chairman, Sri K.V.Vishnu Raju and guided by Alan Rux, a professor from Massachusetts Lowell, Assistive Technology Lab was set up in 2009. Gradually, the combined efforts of its students and faculty are coming to limelight. Recently, some of our students at ATL have got IEEE funding for their projects. IEEE Bangalore Section conducted AIYEHUM-2012 (All India Young Engineers Humanitarian Challenge 2012). Guided by Dr.K.Pushpa, Ms. R.V.S. Ramya, Ms. S.Divya Teja, Ms. V.Uma Harika and Ms. A.Sai Jahnavi did the project titled "Indian Counterfeit Currency Identifier" and received a funding of Rs. 10,000/Every year IEEE provides funds for selected projects from all over the world in the category of Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS). SVECW Assistive Technology Lab won funding for two of its projects. "Learning Aids for the Visually Challenged" and " The Wrist Band for the Hearing Impaired" are the two projects.

Under the headship of Ms. K.Sowjanya, Ms. Kovada Surampudi, Ms. Gayatri Moyyi of IV ECE ably developed the first project. The funding sanctioned was 1500 US dollars. For the second project Ms. A.Sai Jahnavi, Ms. D.Veni of IV B.Tech. ECE executed the project under the guidance of Ms. V.Uma Harika. Dr. K.Pushpa and Mrs. K.Padma Vasavi were the project mentors. An amount of 1230 US dollars was sanctioned from IEEE Head Quarters. Even Texas Instruments announced prizes for our ATL contestants for its India Analog Design Contest - 2012. The ATL project received First Phase prize for "Pattern Identification and Calculation Training System for Students with Autism (PICTS). The participants were Ms.G.Tejaswini; Ms.G.Sowjanya, Ms.M.Tejaswini, Ms.K.Kiranmayi, Ms.P.Rebecca Jesilla, Ms.C.Devi Pujitha, Ms.T.Satya Suma, and Ms.B.Suma. The project mentor was Mrs.K.Padma Vasavi.

WHAT'S COMMON BETWEEN THEM You might say that they were all college drop-outs. Or that they all became CEOs. Or that they had big dreams. But there's a much bigger similarity among all of them. They were not just DREAMERS, but DOERS too. They believed in action and thus lived their dreams. Yet most of us are forever busy waiting for the right time to do something. I'll tell you what, the right time is a myth. Only passion is real. Passion is what separates winners from whiners. Find something that you really

really love to do. It could be creating a new app, building a website, writing a blog, making 3D car simulations, hardwiring robots, designing a new wheelchair, public speaking, photography, film-making, founding an NGO or even starting a business. And follow that dream passionately. Don't do it for the sake of a good reputation or good money, because chances are you will surely lose out if you start in that direction. Instead, do it just for the love of doing it.

Do it because it brings you joy. Do it because it makes you better than what you were yesterday. Do it because it will one day help you make a difference in your life and in the lives of millions. There's an old saying hanging in my work desk, “The greatest thing about the greatest thing in life is actually doing it�. The best time to start something was yesterday. The second best time is today. Go do it!

CONNECTING

THOUGHT Karthik's Column Karthik Puvvada Vanderbilt University, USA BVRIT (2006-10)

Steve Mark Bill Jobs Zuckerberg Gates


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CURVE EDUCATION : Graduation from REC, Trichi ; Post Graduation from Michigan Technological University, USA He was with Raasi Cements as the Executive Director and later as Managing Director. He is the Managing Director of Anjani Portland Cement Ltd., Hyderabad

Sri K.V.Vishnu Raju

Chairman, Sri Vishnu Educational Society Rendezvous with Chairman of Sri Vishnu Educational Society – Sri K V Vishnu Raju

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Mounica - Sir, what do you think are the issues and challenges confronting higher education institutions today, including ours, and are there any quick-fix solutions? Chairman - For any country to grow and become a leader strong education workforce is very much essential. Issues that confront higher education institutions today according to me are its Managements, Government regulations, Quality faculty, etc… We see in our own State, there are around 700 engineering colleges and the background of people who start most of these colleges is questionable. They themselves have probably never been to good universities and so quality of education in these institutions is dismal. People think that this is an assured way of making money but they are grossly mistaken. In our Institutions the initial corpus funding was done by my grandfather, the founder and on that we are able to improve the quality of education and facilities. The second challenge is the regulatory framework of the Government which is stringent and becoming lopsided day by day. By AICTE and Govt. rules the authorities do not accept visiting faculty. According to me, visiting faculty could be more resourceful and can expose students to the real world since

they work in corporate or in research institutes and are aware of the recent advancements in the industry. Recently, we had an MOU with Tufts University, which is rated as one of the top dental colleges across the world. During our interaction with the management of that college, we understood that about 70% of their teaching force is visiting faculty of reputed background. We can't implement the same in JNTU. Also the JNTU curriculum does not cover latest topics of science and technology that are essential for a student to be industry ready. Actually, these are the aspects an employer expects an entry level employee to be aware of. The irony is we are still in this bureaucracy where we are forced to adopt a certain curriculum in teaching. Next is the shortage of qualified and quality faculty with a positive attitude. I do not think we are generating enough quality PhD's to keep in pace with the growth in number of institutions, so faculty is a major issue.

Gaurav - Sir, in today's Academic milieu, SVES is a name to reckon with in terms of the unique eco-system personifying all the Colleges in its ambit with the aim of nurturing Students' Innovation and their thinking outside the box. There has been a perceptible image-makeover and vibrancy in the

BVRIT Narsapur and other campuses during the last four or five years in the context of special initiatives launched, collaborations with reputed universities abroad, MOUs with leading industries, accreditation by NBA, NAAC, IMCRBNQ and so on. What is the roadmap that you envisage for the engineering and other Colleges of SVES in the coming decade? Chairman - Unlike responding to this question in a traditional way by saying 'I want to make it a deemed university etc…'I would rather say that I want to make BVRIT Narsapur as one of the best institutions of A.P since it has that potential. I want to make it a fully residential college and create an atmosphere where most of the students from the city will be willing to stay back because I would want most of the students along with faculty to spend time in the campus instead of travelling in buses. For this we need to be equipped with more Staff Quarters, hostels, more Centers' of excellence from each department so that even at 10 pm the campus is buzzing with academic activity.

Gaurav - Sir how do you compare the attitude and behavior of the students of this generation with that of yours? Where do we lack?


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7 Chairman - Today's students are definitely smarter, exposed to a lot more of facilities and also there is a lot of awareness amongst them. The main difference what I see is when I was doing my engineering, we used to adapt, adjust and be flexible according to situation. But today's students are very rigid in their views. Certainly to succeed in life a certain amount of flexibility is required because situations always don't favor us. Also during my course of engineering, communication was not so easy as of now. We used to spend our weekend time writing letters and posting them. What I see is now that the practice of writing among students has drastically come down thus affecting their writing skills.

Mounica - Sir, you are presiding over 13 educational Institutions (from KG to PG) of SVES in addition to being the Managing Director of Anjani Portland Cements Ltd and other industries. You wear many caps. How do you manage to apportion time to multifarious activities and multi-process with panache and consummate ease? Chairman - For me I am very flexible, I didn't come into this with my choice. It was initiated by the Founder Chairman Sir and I had never dreamt that I would be running educational institutions. It was his encouragement that motivated me to take up this path and also enter into the cement industry. I think the engineering background helped me to manage all this because basically engineering education helps you think critically, logically and analytically. If there is a problem at hour hand we break it into smaller modules, solve it and then integrate the whole thing. So the difference in industry and education is, there I need to return profit to the share holders, stakeholders etc… so there is a lot of pressure which can be quantified, whereas in managing an educational institution there are lot of things which cannot be quantified. e.g. If you ask me about the time I spent last three days in the campus and what would be the tangible benefit I can't put it on a balance sheet. So it's a different mindset which is required. I don't consider both tougher in spite of innate challenges. For me I think it makes me sharper if I have multiple things to do. But when it comes to which of the two gives me more contentment, I would definitely say it is education.

Kishore - What is the motivation behind your emulative and successful work style? Chairman - Since my childhood I was more influenced by my grandfather than my parents and he is always a true source of motivation to me and I've imbibed lot of things including the working style. Whatever may be job, I will take it seriously and at the same time I enjoy doing that job. Sincere hard work and focus will result in effective and efficient outcomes.

Gaurav - What advice do you offer to engineers like us who are focused on getting a good job and be successful? Chairman - I think first you should be technically competent, the fundamentals should be very strong and I would sincerely suggest reading good textbooks and reference books which also helped me during my engineering education. Try to interact with the experts from industry from the first year of engineering itself because getting such exposure during your under graduation is very important. Also everyone talks of communication, according to me

communication is not speaking the flamboyant English, and I think good communication is all about expressing your views to the other person so that the other person will understand the way you want him to understand. Be focused and the rest will follow…

Kishore - In one of my training sessions, students told me that some of them have multiple offers from different companies and they were unable to pick the right company for them. Could you give us some suggestions on this? Chairman- Most essential criterion of choosing a particular company should be the e t h i c a l & m o r a l b a c k g ro u n d o f t h e management. Secondly I will look into whether the company is giving me the right opportunity to work in an area I am interested in. Also it is not appropriate to look at the size of the company. Smaller / start up companies may provide a better work atmosphere. Sometimes, joining a good startup company

precepts by the wayside. Simplicity, humility and maintaining a low profile are the hallmarks of this man. And the man is principled to a fault. I also have the highest regard for the Tata group. The Tata Group is known for, its values of trust, integrity, and leadership. Given that the business house has survived, and continued to grow for 130 years, these values have had a lasting impact. I always liked the Tata's philosophy that it is not the quantity of wealth created, but what a firm does with that wealth, that sets ethical companies apart. The Group has long believed that it must give back to the people from the wealth it creates.

Kishore - On behalf of the Editorial Board, we wish you a very happy and happening New Year. What is your New Year message to the students and staff of SVES?

Kishore - The setting up of the Padmabhushan Dr. B.V. Raju Knowledge Centres at Bhimavaram and now at BVRIT, Narsapur, is a windfall for the students of Government Schools in the District, who do not have access to laboratory facilities. It is becoming increasingly popular. Are you contemplating the augmentation of laboratories and other facilities? Chairman - The first Knowledge centre was established at Bhimavaram. In 2010 another Knowledge Centre was set up at Narsapur, Medak to help rural children in this region. The objective is help the students gain handson experience on the topics in science that they learn in the classroom. In fact, the Knowledge Centre at BVRIT Narsapur is earning lot of goodwill with in the society. One of the future plans is to use technology to scale it up. We are thinking of utilizing the services of our Innovation Centre to connect all the Schools that are utilizing the services of KC and beam the lectures using internet.

Dr. Suneeti - If GOD appears and asks you what or whom do you want to be (other than yourself), what will be your reaction? Chairman: Two business men whom I admire are N.R. Narayana Murthy of INFOSYS and Ratan Tata. N R Narayana Murthy is one who's really made it big without dropping his ethical

ONCE IN A BLUE MOON

Chairman - Message to Faculty: - Think d i f fe re n t ly, d o n ' t co m p a re w i t h yo u r counterparts in other colleges. Always have a constructive competition and think out of the

Great opportunities are waiting for all of you, forget the recession in India. India is in a far better position than the rest of the world. And I strongly believe that the future lies in India. and contributing great things there will give you more satisfaction that of joining a big multinational company and doing ordinary, routine things.

Students' Articles

box. There are wonderful opportunities for teaching faculty in the future. Already 6th pay commission is implemented in our college, but my assessment is that if the faculty is good he/she deserves much more. But definitely faculty need to think beyond what is expected of them, beyond JNTU curriculum like mentoring students, being up-to-date on technology, may be getting some experts to supplement the lectures and this is all I have being expecting from faculty. Success will only come personally or for the organization only if we work hard as a team. And if we do this we can take pride being a part of one of the greatest institutions. For Students – Great opportunities are waiting for all of you, forget the recession in India. India is in a far better position than the rest of the word. And I strongly believe that the future lies in India. Lots of initiatives from the public sector and private sector will come in the coming years. The main focus will be on BVRIT Narsapur and BVRIT Hyderabad in the coming years since Bhimavaram is practically saturated and comparatively BVRIT Narsapur & Hyderabad is where more action will take place. I wish all the staff and students a very happy and prosperous New Year!!

The Interview team A.L.Kishore, Assoc Prof, BVRIT - N Dr. T. Suneeti, Prof in English, BVRIT – N Mr. Gaurav, 2 IT Ms. Monica, 2 CSE

The Blue Moon is not really our moon taking on a shade of blue, as many might think. It is essentially the phenomenon of occurrence of two full moons in one single calendar month, the usual being one full moon in a month. Since this is an extremely rare event, it is called a 'blue moon'. This stems from the English saying, 'Once in a blue moon' which is used for something which happens once in a very long time. In a year twelve full moons occur approximately at the rate of one per month. However, in addition to these twelve full lunar cycles, each calendar year also contains roughly eleven extra days. (29.5 x 12 = 354 Days, whereas our calendar consists of 365 Days in Lunar/Solar Year). Hence these extra days accumulate, and once in every two or three years (on average approx 2.7154 years), there is an extra full moon. Such an extra Full moon is called a "blue moon”. This year, the blue moon occurred on the 31st of August. It last appeared on the 31st of December 2009. The next time it will occur is on the 31st of July 2015.

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Puneeta Sreenivas II EEE, SVECW


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CUT Sri Ravichandran Rajagopal Vice Chairman, SVES EDUCATION Engineering:

NIT [REC] Trichy [Mechanical]

Management:

IIM, Calcutta

Favorite book of all time

Teacher who changed my life

Your Favorite Quote

Perfect day out what, where, with whom

Rev Brother Lawrence, Principal of Montfort High School, Yercaud, He was my Physics and Math teacher in High School.

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." Winston S. Churchill

With my friends on a rendezvous in School among the serene beauty of coffee estates and pine trees, Shevroy Hills.

Happily married to a very accommodating partner!

Lee Iacocca book on “Iacocca: An Autobiography”

The best advice I've ever been given

My most unexpected achievement

The best advice I've ever given

Favorite movie of all time

“Aspire for the freedom to dream and the confidence to realize that vision"

1.Moondram Pirai (Tamil): Film written and directed by Balu Mahendra & Ilaiyaraja lyrics

The most treasured book in my library

The one item I would take to the desert island

My family photograph so that I have the desire to survive!

Song that makes me move no matter how bad I feel

Favorite famous person I've admired, living or dead, whom I'd like to meet JRD Tata for succeeding in business while maintaining high ethical standards

Notes to Myself: “Do unto others as they would do unto you” The hardest question a child has ever asked me

Do we become rich by joining politics?

My Struggle to Become a Person- Hugh Prather

Hotel California, Eagles If I had one hour to live, how would I spend it?

Being with my father and savoring the memories of his early life in Kandi, Srilanka

The prettiest natural landscape I've ever seen Visit to Scotland [with its majestic mountains, highland and beautiful lochs] along with Chairman and Secretary [Krishnaganga Raju garu]


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BVRIT IN2030

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Prize winning article @ BVRIT-N

“Impress the past, invest in the present and you'll be the future.” I could feel the waves, concealing this message, swooping past my ears the moment I stepped my foot in the premises of BVRIT.

reflect as a masterpiece of several technologies and information reserves.

Green lawns, the legendary presence of 'the mahatma', kingdom of mango trees symbolic of the commencement of examinations, as both ripe in the month of April, and the exuberant breeze drifting all over the campus all together set the day on a cheerful track and open the gates to reach out. As the 21st century kicked off, a new era has begun to dampen the sinister spirits lurking around the corners and shelter talents under its glory. That's the BVRIT sapling, an indispensable reserve to eradicate interstices and cultivate an ideal soul within. Fifteen unruffled and triumphant years crept by and the future's desperately waiting at the foot of a mountain, to provide the momentum to mount the cliff. There would be no surprise of finding a BVRITian in every nook and corner of the competitive world, sowing the seeds of 'pioneering theories' and enable diverse reputed companies catch on, at the universal level. In another fifteen years, which would be 2030 then, BVRIT would

Written by // D.N.K.SAI TARUN // B.TECH-I // CSE-A 2012-2013

Innovations of BVRIT, would pervade every element in its premises, to the sullen world. Even the buses play a pivotal role in doing so, by possessing a device, each, to enroll the fingerprints and details of the availing members for identity verification through sensors and regulating the strength of the bus, ensuring it wouldn't exceed the limit. A flexible footboard affixed, to welcome the abled and disabled as sought by their convenience. An anti-ragging squad patrolling the BVRIT highways in solar cars could be well envisaged, securing the campus environment. A technical welcome rather than a general addressing, to the freshmen, would mark the flourishing of technological era and the hand in hand progress of the technical minds. Several exhibition stalls, erected, on robotic technology, short film making, auto ex p o a nd se c t ion s re se r ve d for entertainment, would enthrall the freshers, imparting knowledge essenced with joy, tracing a flexible path for them to interact with the seniors and make their very first day, a memorable one.

The ALUMNI would have too many hearts extending their warm greetings to the newly registered, sailing across the period of 'shaping one's thoughts to shaping one's world'. An efficient interface between the faculty and the BVRITians , to become a part and parcel of one's affairs and accomplishments. Opportunities loom out of thin air abruptly. If fumbled at the destined hour, one would be definitely doomed. But BVRIT is a permeable gateway to a plentiful of opportunities. As Shakespeare said, “Men may come and men may go”. But BVRIT is always there, no matter 2030 or 2050, to unveil the hostile barriers, gun them down and provide the basement for the vicious pillars of OPPORTUNITIES. Along with the aspirants, in pursuit of the masters, the divine centre would emerge as an eminent master, as an aid to situations resembling the complexity of 'the pattern of Saturn', having rings but not wings. The renowned institute reflects the potential engraved in every aspirant, abridging the gap between the aspirant and the academic excellence, to extricate from the web of challenges.

“Proud to be a BVRITian”


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FOR THE LOVE

What actually are you waiting for?

EXPECTATIONS Most of us are waiting for robots to enter daily lives. But we surely differ in our definitions to the 'Robot' that each of us is expecting. When I asked my mother what kind of robot she is waiting for, she said, “A robot that can help me in cooking and cleaning the table”. I asked the same question to my sister and she said, “A robot that is super-intelligent, that knows everything and that can perform any task”. And I asked the same question to my colleague's daughter who is 12. She replied “I want a robot that is friendly, that understands me and plays with me”. I asked her brother and his reply was “A robot whose hands can turn into guns and can fire like a terminator”. Well, I was expecting the same when I was a kid. Let's try to find out what we are actually waiting for. What is it that we have been awaiting? A robot that helps in daily tasks or A robot that is super intelligent or A robot that is super friendly or A robot that is socially intelligent or A robot that looks like a robot or A robot that looks like a human … There are many other expectations I hear daily like the terminators, robotic companions, robotic girlfriends or boyfriends etc. Let us try to find out the direction of the personal robotic development in the recent years and quantify our expectations on personal robots. The most common parameters that differentiate robots are appearance, intelligence and dexterity.

APPEARANCE A lot of research has been done and many surveys were conducted on how the personal robots should look like in order to give maximum comfort and ease for humans to interact with. The expectations on robots in terms of appearance range from robots that look like a personal computer to robots that look exactly like humans. A simple distinction is between the robots that are just a collection of mechanical and electronic components, robots that have human-like features but a metal body, and robots that are completely human-like is shown in the figure. It's predictable that the response of humans while interacting with robots increases positively as long as the robot looks more and more human. But, there is an interesting finding by Prof. Masahiro Mori that as the appearance of a robot is made more human, a human observer's emotional response to the robot will become increasingly positive and empathic, until a point is reached beyond which the response quickly becomes that of strong revulsion. However, as the robot's appearance continues to become less distinguishable from that of a human being, the emotional response becomes positive once more and approaches human-to-human empathy levels.[4] This area of repulsive response aroused by a robot with appearance and motion between a "barely human" and "fully human" entity is called the uncanny valley. The name captures the idea that an

almost human-looking robot will seem overly "strange" to a human being, will produce a feeling of uncanniness, and will thus fail to evoke the empathic response required for productive humanrobot interaction.[4] Unfortunately, the state-of-the-art androids fall in this uncanny valley. They are almost human-like in appearance, movements and mannerisms but aren't completely. Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro of Advanced Te l e c o m m u n i c a t i o n s R e s e a r c h I n s t i t u t e International, Japan makes copies of humans starting with himself. In 2001 he made a robot named 'Repliee R1' which is a copy of his 4-year old daughter. When asked about the reactions of his daughter when she interacted with her copy - “She was scared very much,” he says, ”and almost cried. It took several meetings until she warmed up to her double”.[5] The STAIR (STanford Artificial Intelligence Robot) is considered to be one of the most intelligent robots in the world which understands the environment, which can interact with surroundings performing very complex maneuvers for a robot, like opening doors, holding objects etc. STAIR doesn't have any human like features like head or torso or limbs. It will be interesting to think about having a personal robot that looks like STAIR.

Robots with human like features but with metal bodies University Credits: Star Wars Robot that look like Humans (Geminoid) Robot that doesn't have any human like features (STAIR)

© Credits: Stanford University

©Credits: Hiroshi Ishiguro Labs


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E OF ROBOTS An attempt to quantify expectations on personal robots

INTELLIGENCE

OTHER ASPECTS

Many of us don't seem to accept both the robots that are dumb and the robots that are more intelligent than humans. Recently, a group of students under Dr. Kim Myung-Suk from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) performed experiments to know the reactions of people when they interact with master machines and slave machines. The results are pretty interesting and the findings show that humans are not comfortable with both. Many people complained that they didn't like the robot commanding them and others commented that the robots should be smarter and should not just wait for human commands.

An image of robot given by fiction novels and movies is that of a machine that moves uncomfortably, with no smooth movements, making weird sounds etc. But as shown in the Uncanny valley analysis, these are the robots that make humans most uncomfortable. Smooth movements make the robots friendlier. Robots are also expected to perform super hero tasks with extraordinary dexterity. Though, there is a divide among us on how powerful and skilled a robot should be, majority supports the robots that are powerful than humans.

In 2011, IBM Watson has won over humans in the Jeopardy contest. It has raised a huge debate on the future of robotic intelligence. Many said that it's the first victory for Robots over Humans; some others termed it as a small success for a disproportionate level of hard work by researchers. But as a result of the success of Watson, we can now expect for intelligent robots that can understand our day-to-day conversations.

Initially, in the robotic community, it was thought that the robots will be doing “dirty, dangerous and dull” tasks. But later Prof. Takayama of Stanford University proposed a new perspective. He says - In contrast to the simplistic notion that robots should do dangerous, dirty, and dull jobs, public opinion favors robots for jobs that require memorization, keen perceptual skills, and service-orientation. People are preferred for occupations that require artistry, evaluation, judgment and diplomacy. Taken together, these findings indicate that occupational

Appearance Intelligence

dimensions are significant predictors of attitudes toward robots and their place in the workforce.[6] Irrespective of our expectations, here are the major challenges for the roboticists to fulfill the wants of the society. Just like humans, a robot needs some prerequisites to enter daily lives. Na t u r a l l a n g u a g e pro c e s s i n g understanding humans speak with different accents, mix of languages, emotions, Scene recognition, to have an idea of where it is and environmental cognition to understand what is going on around it and what it is expected to do. Recent developments in the fields of Computer vision, Machine learning and autonomous navigation and planning will definitely make way for the robots to come into society and fulfill our expectations. Common public has been waiting for robots that can walk, move and interact with environment like humans if not better. It's time for us to take a moment and think about what you should be expecting from the roboticists in the coming years as per the current trends in personal robotic development.

Dexterity

Naga Srikanth Kallakuri BVRIT N (2006-10) Works at Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, Japan Attended Carnegie Mellon University Lives in Osaka

References: 1. Stanford Artificial Intelligent Robot http://stair.stanford.edu/ 2. Hiroshi Ishiguro Lab at ATR, Japan http://www.geminoid.jp 3. IBM Watson - http://www03.ibm.com/innovation/us/watson/ 4. Mori, Masahiro (1970). Bukimi no tani The uncanny valley (K. F. MacDorman & T. Minato, Trans.). Energy, 7(4), 33–35. (Originally in Japanese) 5. IEEE Spectrum article on “Hiroshi Ishiguro: The Man Who Made a Copy of Himself” by Erico Guizzo 6. Leila Takayama et al., Beyond Dirty, Dangerous and Dull: What Everyday People Think Robots Should Do

Example Geminoid STAIR MIT Leonardo IBM Watson Baxter Industrial robots

The Uncanny Valley proposed by Prof. Mori

Examples of robots with different capabilities

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How comfortable will you be with a machine that looks like you? Robot: Repliee R1 Sayonara" ©Tatsuo Nambu


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Let me now poise myself a little and now share with you what I study, see myself doing and tease you a little with possibilities that await you in the world outside.

Maneesha Rupakula BVRIT (2007-11) Masters Student in Micro & Nanotechnology, (POLITorino, INP Grenoble, EPF Lausanne)

CHASE THE DREAMS When Prof. Surendra sir asked me to share my experiences, I was torn between choosing a tone to pen my experiences. Formal language would present me as serious, professional and focused but will it guarantee me a read from you? I reflected. With an informal tone I have the risk of sounding cheek &careless but I'm different from a textbook least to say. Nonetheless, I choose the latter, technically I'm still a college go-er, so I hope to get-away with this. Do not look forward to the snippets that follow as how to make 89 on your EMTL or 98 on your final Project. You have enough of it from 9 to 4, not more, please. By now, I have lost probably half the readers and the other half still deciding to read through or not, I shall cash in on that. Hah! A journey well begun is half complete they say, and so began my joyful ride at BVRIT. College is a miniature world, I'd like to think. It is a melting pot with all sorts of people, ideas, emotions, outcomes, turbulences cooking together to make a wonderful recipe for you. It is a platform to find an area of work you believe-in and stick to it no matter what till the end. There are plenty of things to do and you will find even four years just short. College becomes what you choose to make of it. Lucky for us, inherent in their DNA, the management at BVRIT strives to be different and fosters innovation at all levels. Fulfill without fail your primary classroom duties because that's your 'IN' here and it's only how you will find your way 'OUT' too but leverage at best the resources beyond what just meets the eye. There should be no stone left unturned, try it all, carpe diem!

I'm doing a masters in Micro & Nano Integrated Systems in a unique consortium program of three reputed European universities (Italy, France & Switzerland) (No doubt there are perks to this touristypackage, but there's serious business too let me assure you).Like you might have heard, the next big thing is small and indeed it is! Micro & Nanotechnology is a multi-disciplinary engineering domain pervading Communication, Energy, Medicine, and Environment & Transportation. It is one field which is both young and mature at the same time. Mature because a lot has already been done to bring this science from laboratory tables to our living room tables and young at the same time because researchers in this area will tell you, here ends are endless. As a general trend the smaller it is the better, but it doesn't necessarily always entail fast responsive, energy-efficient devices. Take the example of a basic cell of all electronic circuits, the transistor. With the advent of VLSI, we are able to pack more and more of them on a single integrated circuit (Moore's law) but this curve will eventually saturate. There is a fundamental limit to the operation of small size devices dictated by technology. This is partly due to the fact that at these miniscule dimensions classical physics breaks down and paves the way to an entirely different realm of quantum physics; mind boggling concepts and fascinating work of science fiction all come to reality here. Electronic devices are limited because of the properties of their carriers, electrons, which are charged, have mass and a limit to their velocities. Like always, researchers have been able to come up with an idea for this and they propose exploiting “the photon”, the charge-less, mass-less quantum particle of light that sets the universal speed limit. It is envisioned that the 21st century will be as much a century for the photon as the 20th century was for the electron. Photonics deals with the study of the emission, transmission, amplification and modulation of the properties of light. This feat leads to amazing engineering marvels like the Internet, vast data storage, non-invasive medical treatments to name a few, hence leading to the next destination. I am just delighted and humbled at the chance I got to make individual contributions to this burgeoning field by working on my Master thesis at the Lawrence Berkeley National labs, (a Federal lab under the US Department of Energy at Berkeley, California) starting spring 2013 in the area of non-linear optics with photonic crystals. Each day I shall go to work reminding myself Alfred Neumann's words, “This is how much I know about light, it comes everyday in the morning!”And so what more do I learn today? Aah! For some odd reason if you did last reading this till here, don't forget to wish me luck in my “publish to not perish” endeavors. Thank you. Ciao all!

ARUNA JYOTHI PATAPATI SVECW (2005) Vivekananda Educational Center for underprivileged slum dwelling children, Hyderabad FREEDOM WRITER'S Fellowship California, USA

A software engineer with an MBA, Aruna Jyothi chose to work with underprivileged children to learn the ground realities. She plans to use her education and experience to create solutions for better life for these kids. Roles: Executive Manager, Educational Initiatives, Nirmaan Organization Educator, Researcher, Adhya Educational Society (A research group into Arts based teaching for underprivileged)

Ms.Arun Jyothi is a proud alumnae of Shri Vishnu Engineering College for Women. She graduated in Computer Science Engineering in 2005. She is currently working with Vivekananda Educational Center for underprivileged slum dwelling children in Hyderabad. Recently, she was also invited to the prestigious FREEDOM WRITER'S Fellowship in California, USA in recognition of her valuable service to the society. Here are the excerpts of the Interview by Team Vishnu Era with Aruna Jyothi Pathapati .

1. Hello Pathapati! I've come to know that you have been working for a Slum School in Hyderabad. What prompted you to work for the poor people in the slums? Most of the students who are young and energetic will always seek a better position in life. Generally, they don't turn up for volunteering. Can you share your feelings with us?


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me. That too, sharing a classroom with students from across the globe, exposing myself to unvisited boundaries in cultures was all a fun for me. Finally, while referring to various theories as a part of curriculum, it sparked in my mind that, if professionalism gets into social work, the impact can multiply. In parallel, I noticed my compassion to work for underprivileged which dwells in many forms. Combining them, I chose to work for non-profit sector. 4. Congratulations! You've been recognized by a reputed NGO in the USA and given a Fellowship for your social service to the downtrodden children in educating them. How did you feel when you were receiving it? With this great inspiration, would you like to continue serving these children and make it your life's ambition? That was a little dream come true for me and it encouraged me to take it further. I always believed that crime rate and violence in the country can be reduced through innovative psychology-based approaches and classroom can be a potential place to trigger the change. I took small steps toward this cause at Vivekananda Educational Center, my first work place in social sector, to pilot a few methods like Customized examination model, after-school support to children who are prone to violence in community. I myself was surprised at the change I noticed in a few children. So, I sent my work to Freedom Writers' Foundation. The Foundation gave a warm welcome for the Fellowship program, which happened to be one of the best learning experiences with extreme diversity in terms of background, age, countries, type of work and experience from 23 fellow participants.

and Control Engineering graduate from SVECW and was not into Software development then. But as I got placed into Infosys Technologies Ltd, I thought it would be a good exposure to the IT world and gave it a try. I very soon learnt that attaining a job on campus is not the end of exams and learning process (as many of us assume to live happily ever after.. once we get an offer letter through campus placement). I sure did learn a lot regarding the work ethics and corporate discipline through the very rigorous Infosys training and a few International projects. During my 2 year tenure at Infosys, I worked in 4 different states and utilized every opportunity to explore and experiment as much as I could. That helped me analyze my strengths and focus on areas where I could deliver my best!

Sri Ramya Mallipudi SVECW (--) INFOSYS Program Manager Microsoft Corporation

1. I still remember that during your four-year study at SVECW, you were very enthusiastic and ever ready to participate and exhibit your talents. Do you think that it really played a part in getting big career opportunities? If so, what advice do you give to the students of SVECW in this regard. I am honored to hear that. Honestly, I feel all that work at SVECW as President of ISTE Student Chapter and University Representative, not only played a part in gifting me awesome career opportunities but is definitely one of the major reasons for what I am today. My humble request to SVECW students would be to avail all the opportunities that the college provides them as the fruits of the same would be priceless!! 2. Ms. Sri Ramya, you're a very successful software engineer, beginning your career with Infosys and getting a lucrative position at Microsoft, Redmond, USA. Have you ever dreamt of such bright prospects? I sure did dream of bright prospects as everyone does and should. But, I would like to take a step back to mention that I am an Instrumentation

As part of that experimentation, I did make an attempt to do Masters in United States. My Masters education taught me tons; I learnt to live outside the comfort zone (India), which made me a stronger individual. It made me more confident than I ever was!! Though my major study was Information Systems, I took courses in various disciplines such as Computer Science, MBA, Electronics, and Human Computer Interaction. That helped me explore more and secured me 3-4 summer internship opportunities. I accepted a Business Analyst role at the Toro Company in Minneapolis and worked there for 3 months as an intern. The company then offered me a full time position, which I could not reject, though I did not finish my Masters. I worked full time for Toro Company and worked on my Masters as well. That work experience at Toro earned me other full time opportunities from Price water house Coopers and Microsoft Corporation. I completed my Masters and chose Microsoft, as they offered me a role in Microsoft Research group, which is like a dream come true. 3. How do you feel as a student of SVECW? Do you really think that SVECW can nurture the latent talents of its students and pave the way for their better future? I cannot be more proud than to claim that I was once a SVECW student. Shri Vishnu Engineering College for Women, not only inculcated great values in me but made me a better person. I am proud to say that I am part of “Women in IT” core team, for Microsoft Corporation, leading various global events for women in Microsoft. This passion for “giving back to the society” had no push till I joined Shri Vishnu Engineering College and attended the All India Management Association Conference (a women entrepreneurship conference) , an opportunity which Shri K.V. Vishnu Raju sir very kindly offered me!!

With this experience, I was offered to work with an NGO, helping atrisk children in Uganda, Africa for which I will be travelling for 3 months from January 2013. I hope to use this opportunity to build scalable, workable models that can spread across interest groups. 5. Ms. Pathapati, do you have any other plans to execute in your life? How would you like to shape your future? I am happy that I get offers to work with a few NGOs/ Government related Social projects. But, I think it is time to improve my knowledge and skills in the first place. Therefore, I've enrolled for Masters in Social Work in Distance Education from IGNOU to make myself an efficient social worker. In parallel, I am engaged in about 7-8 NGOs that work in various related social causes, thinking this will expand my perspective while solving a problem pertaining to a community. After all, what matters to me is that it is not just about 'what I have chosen', it's also 'how effectively I do' it. Editor's take:For many reasons, people have become more egocentric now-a-days. People don't find time to think about others. They are indifferent to the suffering of others. They lead their lives like a frog in the well and don't realize that real happiness comes from others by sharing their problems and helping them. All humans need to exhibit humane nature and not animal nature. I believe you have reacted to the worries of others. You've committed to helping the unwanted in the eyes of many. Hat's off to you Pathapati! Keep it up.

If I may, I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to Shri K.V. Vishnu Raju garu, our beloved Chairman for the way he strives to shower as many opportunities as possible, to Vishnu College students to develop their talent and thereby build a better society. So, yes, I very strongly feel that Shri Vishnu Educational Society is one of the best places, that helps you dream, learn and achieve!! 4. Do you have any future plans? If you have any, how are you going to execute your plans into actions? I am currently working for the Microsoft Research and Development group and as of now my project is to develop cool stuff for 2023. Pretty interesting and challenging to think about future. I have a few dreams in mind, but I am yet to figure out the plans for the same!! With respect to executing them, I feel, continuous learning, focus and passion for the work would help. 5. You have a very successful story. Is it possible for everyone to achieve like the way you did? And what is your mission statement for the success of an individual? Thanks for the comment. But, I honestly think I just started my journey and I would wait before I call it a success. And to your question on possibility for everyone to achieve something, yes anyone can but, only if they “want” to. And I also think everyone’s story would be different. Having said that, my two cents on any individual’s success: “Do not forget your roots and the cause for why you are here. For example, you are staying far away from your parents and are spending so much for these four years. Why? Think about it, not just now but every night before you go to bed!! Dreams may change over time, paths might not be the way you planned them, but your passion (could be social service, programming, gaming, teaching, or even talking as mine is) would have never changed!! Just take your time to realize what it is and stick by your core values. Success is not to become someone, but to become what “you” want to be. So start writing your story today. I am sure it’s going to be unique!!


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Harika Pemmetsa

Vishnu Dental College has become a brand name in dentistry and has been helping the people who are studying in it. The campus is popular for its various innovative teaching methods. In the present days, the face of dentistry has adopted a corporate set up, and in AP VDC students are the first choice.

VIT (2008-12) Software Developer Hewlett Packard, bENGALURU

Excerpts of the Interaction with Dr. V. Rama Devi, HOD of BS&H, VIT

DR.SRIRAM VISHNU DENTAL COLLEGE VDC (--)

1. Can you tell me about your journey from a fresher at VIT to a software developer of HP in Bangalore. I started my journey as an average student who dreamt big about future. Though I was good at academics I was lacking in confidence. My interaction with our Chairman Sir helped me set a goal . Hearing the success stories of our seniors from BVRIT and other educational institutions motivated me and I started focusing on my future. Using the Communication lab and the FM, I was able to hone my communication skills. Until then interacting with people was a nightmare for me, but confidence was created by my professors who were always with us. The programs we conducted, the functions we organized made me stronger. Being the first batch of VIT, I thought that we would be missing the guidance of seniors, but that void was filled by the constant support of our management and faculty. Being the privileged first batch, we cherished the special attention. Now I am proud to say that I am the first batch student of VIT. In this connection I should thank our Chairman Shri K.V. Vishnu Raju and our principal Dr. D. Suryanarayana who played a vital role in moulding us.

My entry into VDC as an Under Graduate is merely by chance. I had no option other than VDC during my EAMCET counseling and I luckily entered VDC during those very tough days of my life (after a long-term in Sri Chaitanya). I heard that Dr. B.V. Raju garu worked hard to clear the DCI inspections and made our college ready for 2nd counseling in December 2002. Finally, we joined on 26th Dec, 2002. I am very thankful to Dr. B.V. Raju garu.

DR.ESWAR

VISHNU DENTAL COLLEGE VDC (MDS)

Well, I have a lot of inspiring moments at VIT. First I would like to mention a moment which I can never forget in my life. It is related to the assistive technology lab in our campus. During my second year, I visited the ATL lab and was moved by the ideas of our Chairman who made it possible for us to reach out to the society. Yes, we too can touch the lives was what I saw in the various projects -the e stick for the blind, the robotic arm and so on. At that moment, I firmly decided to be a part of ATL projects and in my third year I worked on a project “Automatic hand scrubber�. As an electronics student, I was able to deal with both hardware and software. Victory never tasted so sweet!

Currently I am working as a Software Developer at Hewlett Packard. After gaining some experience, I am planning to crack the CAT exam and pursue my MBA in Indian Institute of management. 4. You belong to the first batch of students of VIT. What is your message to your juniors? My message to my juniors is that you may not be extraordinary but just have a clear goal, make use of all the resources available at VIT which extend beyond academics . Actively take part in all the events and activities and at the end success will be yours. Go forward!

We, the first batch of VDC had to face many ups

1.You are one of the first batch students of VDC. You completed both BDS and MDS from VDC. How did you get into this line of work?

2. What do you consider to be the best moments at VIT?

3. What are your future plans?

2. Could you please share your experiences at VDC with us?

DR.arun bhupathi VISHNU DENTAL COLLEGE VDC (B.D.S,) M.Tech-Nanotechnology

and downs. We did not have seniors to guide us, but fortunately our staff guided us in the right way. We participated in many events in our college life; we had lots of fun in the campus. Thanks for, teaching and non teaching staff, thanks to Dr.Anand sir, Vishnu Raju sir and special thanks to Dr Madhuri madam for the alumni meet. 3. What are your tips for upcoming dentists? Basic tips for any dentist are to get good clinical skills and periodically update their knowledge by attending workshops and CDE programmes.

All my teachers were very motivating and helpful, especially Dr. M. Kishore (OMFS). They advised me to prepare for the PG entrance examination when I was at crossroads after I completed my internship.My PG is just because of their suggestion. During my PG, all the faculty members were very helpful and each one is a role model in discipline, cool behavior, friendliness, vivacity, energy, honesty and helpfulness. 3. Share your experiences at VDC

My entry into VDC as a Post Graduate is purely by choice. Though I could get admission in almost all the colleges in Andhra region, I preferred VDC just because of the confidence it has given me during my UG days. I am very thankful to my parents, all my teachers of VDC and my friends.

My days at VDC are memorable. I experienced almost everything at VDC during my college days. I had very good friends Ch. Manohar (doing PG in OMFS), D. vidya sagar (endo) and V. Sandeep (Pedo) who had helped me to overcome some of the very tough situations during my UG & PG days. I had a very good time in the college.

2. Who is a great influence on you and why?

THANK YOU VDC

1.After completing your BDS from VDC what made you choose unique path like nanotechnology?

I was a part of the Cancer nanomedicine research team and dealt with the Multifunctional-Nanoparticles for Multimodal I m a g i n g D i a g n o s t i c P ro c e d u re s fo r Glioblastoma multiforme, Raman active Nanoprobe based Detection of Head and Neck Squamous cell carcinoma and Development of Conducting Nanoscaffold system for Cardiac stem cell signaling. Along with the medical research I also gained experience in the development of Nanosystems for Photo electrode applications. During the course, DST awarded the prestigious scholarship of merit to me.

My tryst with ACNSMM started 3 years ago. At that time I was very perplexed and ambiguous as to what to do after my BDS. I didn't want to do the obvious (MDS) but wanted to be more useful to my country and to take up research field as it is found to be grossly inadequate in the present scenario. In the developing countries like India the interface between the clinical sector and the research sector needs to be strengthened and nanotechnology can play a vital role in this context. Finally, a day has come to make a decision to enter into the world o f A D VA N C E D R E S E A R C H b a s e d o n Nanotechnology. My faculty and colleagues of VDC supported me in my endeavor to achieve it. The Amrita centre for Nanoscience & Molecular Medicine where I pursued my master's degree was an awe-inspiring lab. The concept of creativity with the urge of necessity was seeded and imbibed deeply into me. Apart from doing active research as a student, I had also undertaken the responsibility to explore the secrets and beauty of the nature around, from which I learnt how to analyze and interlace two different entities to produce a synergistic outcome in research.

2. What do you think are the prospects of nanotechnology in dentistry? As dentistry deals with both the materials and biological systems, definitely it has a very challenging and prosperous future in the establishment of nano materials for diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. Hence, I suggest the young budding dentists to take-up research as a challenging career. I owe to my institute a lot and after obtaining masters degree, I joined as a part of the research team to share and render my services.


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TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSFER AND MOBILITY FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED PEOPLE. (TRANSED 17-20TH SEPTEMBER, NEW DELHI.)

I am going to share my experience of my first international conference participation.

DR. SOWJANYA

An eight member team of Assistive Technology Lab (ATL) from Sri Vishnu Educational Society, Andhra Pradesh attended the 13th International Conference on “Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons” TRANSED 2012 organized by SVAYAM at Lalit Hotel in New Delhi, India from September 17 - 20, 2012.

VISHNU DENTAL COLLEGE VDC (MDS) 1.Be it B.D.S, M.D.S or an academic career, you have always chosen VDC .what made you opt V.D.C? It was by chance that I joined VDC. But it turned out to be the best decision of my life which made me stand high in life. When we have joined we thought that we would be the experimental stuff for the institution since we were the first batch but the institution provided us the best of everything for me to stand as a good dental professional in society. The dedicated staff there showed individual care in teaching and were ready to lend a helping hand in times of need. The management has a keen eye towards the quality rather than the quantity and they always aim to be the best among the best ones. This made me fly back to the college after my under graduation to pursue my post-graduation. After post-graduation, I joined as a staff which left me with a different and pleasant experience since I was able see the transition from student phase to staff. Learning is a never ending process which I continued even after I joined as a staff member. 2. Who were the inspiring people behind your success? I think the list is too long. First and foremost, one is our dynamic Chairman Vishnu Raju garu. Despite being a big name as an industrialist he contributes immensely to the field of education, charity works and many other social activities on a non-commercial basis. Quality in all the fields is his prime goal. He brought a sea of educational institutes to a small town like Bhimavaram providing a platform for thousands of students to pursue both professional and non-professional courses starting from K.G to P.G. His dedication to work, and his simplicity have influenced me. He is always there for the students to support them in times of need. Next person is Dr Suresh Sajjan. I took up Prosthodontics just because of him. Not only this, but also I appreciate many more qualities in him. He remains very composed in the worst of the situations and never loses his temper. He has patience in listening to the various problems of the students and also skillfully tackles them. He always strives for perfection in the work. He was a great support to me in the toughest situation of my life and but for him I would not have been what I am today. Next would be undoubtedly Dr. Rama Raju. He is the best human being I have ever seen. He is a person who can recognize your problem even before you realize that you have problem. He is always ready to lend a helping hand. He is very simple and down to earth. He has given a lot of moral support to me when I was terribly down which I can never forget in my life. 3. How was your journey at VDC? My journey in VDC was for a decade and VDC to me is a world of emotions and experiences. I have seen both ups and downs but finally left with sweet memories. I still remember my hostel days, weekend movies, spicy Bhimavaram biryani, conference tours, field trips…… wow!!!! it's a nice feeling to cherish the sweet memories. I can't believe that full 10 years I have spent at Vishnu institute because I still feel that I have just joined the college. I would conclude by saying miss u VDC and thank you VDC for being a memorable part of my life.

On the first day we attended a Pre-conference workshop on “Hands on Evaluation for Environmental Barriers on Wheelchair Mobility” by the University College London (UCL), The Hugo Institute of Assistive Technology, Japan, and Maizuru National college of Technology, Japan. After completing the workshop we interacted with the foreign delegates which gave us lot of spirit for developing our skills. Later on that day evening we had a technical tour in Delhi where we visited Delhi Integrated Multi Modal Transit System (DIMTS), Red fort etc. On the next day i.e. on 18/9/2012 we reached there by 9.00 am and we were given a cabin for all our ATL projects to exhibit and the exhibition started with an inaugural by Honorable Chief Minister of Delhi – Mrs. Sheila Dikshit and Ms. M. Sminu Jindal. Even though big companies and IITs participated in exhibition, our exhibition stall attracted all the delegates and several eminent people visited our stall and appreciated our work. We explained our designs to almost all the delegates there and many appreciated our work. Later on that night i.e. on 18-9-2012 we had a wonderful

memorable experience of having dinner with Honorable Chief Minister of Delhi – Mrs. Sheila Dikshit which is unforgettable. The last day of our exhibition was on 19/9/2012. Many delegates visited our cabin and had a look at our projects done in ATL. Everyone was surprised and very much happy with us because even as students, we had done immense work for assisting differently abled people. The day's exhibition made us very confident of doing anything. Many companies and N.G.Os also offered us a chance to design these kinds of products for them which will help the disabled. We were on the peak there with everyone appreciating us and had a lot of interaction meeting new people particularly the people from all over the world. We exchanged thoughts and ideas with them and they suggested us with their experience on how to design better products etc. We had learnt a lot during our stay of three days there . On the last day of the conference 20/9/12, we were free on that day and concentrated only on meeting new people and thinking new ideas. As it was the first International conference for me, I had a great experience meeting new people and acquiring knowledge. I also got many ideas for my future action and got an clear idea as to what I should do after completing my under graduation. I still maintain contact with many of the delegates I had met there and they are helping me all the way.

T. Sai Abhishek III ECE B, VIT

Better Exposure - Better Learning Visit to UMASS Lowell, USA Shri Vishnu Engineering Co l l ege f o r Wo m e n i s focusing on collaborations with American Universities to facilitate our students to have the state-of-the-art facilities. In this process, Chairman Sir, Director and Principals visited many reputed American Universities earlier. This visit paved the way for tie ups with some universities like Massachusetts Lowell. The result was the birth of Assistive Technology Lab at SVECW. Since 2009, Professor Alan Rux along with his team from University of Massachusetts Lowell USA has been visiting Shri Vishnu Engineering College for Women to train our faculty and students in the field of Assistive technology. However, more focus is needed to understand the technology and methods implemented by them in pursuing research in the area of Assistive technology. As a further step, one of the Associate Professors, Mrs. K.Padmavasavi, from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering is flying to America to visit UMASS Lowell in the month of January 2013 for fruitful results in the

field of research and education. The purpose of visiting the university is to fulfill the training needs, for pursuing research in Assistive technology and to have collaborative academic activity in Assistive Technology and engineering education. All this will also help improve infrastructural facilities at Shri Vishnu Engineering College for Women and help undertake joint projects between our institutions and this foreign University. In myriad ways, this tour to USA provides better opportunity to understand the actual research done in the university and thereby facilitates us to incorporate similar procedures at SVECW to develop more useful Assistive devices. More collaborative research work can be taken up to share knowledge for better understanding the technology and subsequently effective training can be given to the students with the latest equipment being procured. Even the study of syllabi will result in adopting some portions of it for the betterment of our students, since we're going for Autonomous status and later for Deemed University status. Prof. K.Padmavasavi (Department of ECE)


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AGREEMENT OF CO-OPERATION BETWEEN TUFTS UNIVERSITY AND VISHNU DENTAL COLLEGE Tufts University is recognized as a premier university in the United States dedicated to educate new leaders for changing world. Tufts School of Dental Medicine is a private dental school and one of the eight schools that comprise Tufts University. The School was founded i n t h e ye a r 1 8 6 8 a n d lo ca te d i n downtown, Boston, in the United States. The School offers one of the most forward looking educational environments in the dental medicine in U.S. It encourages and assists the dental professional to achieve higher level of skill, knowledge and competence which is one of its important goals. For the past five years, under the guidance of Dean Norris, Dr.Mehta has been working to establish an ongoing international presence for Tufts Dental School. Recognizing the power of the i n te r n e t a n d v i d e o co n fe re n c i n g techniques, the changes in international dental education and the need for Tufts to stay in the forefront of dental education, Collaborations by Country has been established. India is one of the favorite educational spot to extend their collaborative network and create a

productive collaboration in exchanging knowledge and ideas.

tufts and Vishnu dental college are as follows:

V I S H N U D E N TA L C O L L E G E, Bhimavaram, India is a well known educational set up in the southern part of the country and aims to provide excellence in teaching and patient care and willingness to explore and share the knowledge beyond boundaries. The institute offers a futuristic perspective to all its students to compete in this everchanging world. As part of a broader educational perspective, the faculty and students of Vishnu Dental College are proud to enter into an agreement of cooperation with tufts dental school on 1st august 2012 which later turned into an MOU (memorandum of understanding) on 13th December 2012 to establish a program of exchange and collaboration in areas of interest and benefit to both the institutions. Dr.Noshir Mehta (Director of Craniofacial Pain Center and A ss i s t a n t D e a n o f I n t e r n a t i o n a l Relations, Tufts University) and Ms. Dara Mehta (Coordinator Dental Distance Education Program, Tufts University) visited our institution and we have put into collaborative teams of Tufts School of Dental Medicine and Vishnu Dental College and presently working on the collaborative opportunities.

To promote interest in the teaching and research activities of the respective institutions, and To deepen the understanding at each institution of the economic, cultural and social issues relating to its counterpart. To promote student interactions and exchange To promote faculty interactions at all levels. A preliminary work plan is in the process and as a result, both the dental schools have agreed to begin with lecture interactions on unique topics. Our postgraduate students and faculty will be honored to attend to a lecture by Dr.Nadeem Karimbux, Associate Dean of academic affairs and a senior faculty in the Department of Periodontics, Tufts. He is also the Editor of Journal of Dental Education. Further to this lecture association, we have student exchange with Tufts School of Dental Medicine by the end of March 2013. Meantime, another program is being discussed to host a faculty interaction between the two schools through video conferencing.

The purposes of co-operation between

SCHEME OF LIFE Lydia Davis, an American short story writer wrote stories which were not more than a page consisting of one or two sentences. This is an attempt by A. Rohin Raj of IV ECE A, VIT , to encapsulate the odyssey of life in a single sentence. It traces the journey of life from birth to death. The cycle of life rotates one full turn to reveal its scheme‌.

With the remains of vanishing nostalgia, he remained still in the darkness, waiting to be born, perplexed, shivering in the shrill cold, looking at a grain of light that stood at a distance, filling his heart with dread ,constrained suffocation , that didn't let go of him until the whimpering soul neared this source , a beautiful lady, with her charm, radiating light around her, took his fragile body to her arms and replaced his fear with the warmth of love and care, that he greedily consumed till adolescence when he had to bid

farewell to his parents, as he went on a journey for knowledge and formation of character , escorted by the cloud of greed ,that hovered over his head, completely swallowing him in its shadow, that didn't let him go, until he met the Devil ,who pulled him into his net, transforming him to a vicious , unstoppable cyclone, carrying a dark cloud of alcohol , who made its way pushing all his love and helping minds from his path until he met his heart struck old parents, who closed their eyes, letting the tear drop roll on their worried cheeks, and fall on the ground, absorbing the light around him all along the way , drowning him in the ocean of darkness and remorse, with his feet anchored to the seabed , until a beautiful angel came to him, holding a bright light of hope and goodness , on her creaky boat , held out her soft , clean hands , to help the filthy man, get on to the boat , which took the married couple to a place , where the sunlight had the power to heal the broken hearts and whose

breeze could guide people to flow in happiness and time , but for them it ended with a jolt, when a magic rope appeared out of nowhere , clung its grip on her ankles, dragged her to the bright veiled world , leaving him flooded with rage and anger, cause he needed the reasons of his sufferings, from the ring master, the disguised protector, who stayed close to him without making him feel his presence, till the last hours of the man's death, when he appeared as a young man from orphanage, whom he helped, took him from the dirty street, carried him on his shoulders to the hospital, and took care of him till the last second, when he closed his eyes , pushing the tear drop,which rolled down , flooding him with light , till it illuminated a place, where he could see his love and parents waiting, with a gentle smile on their face.

P.Rohin Raj III ECE-A, VIT IMAGE COURTESY // FLICKR // By Dougally


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Straight from The heart Interview with the First Lady of SVES

We are privileged to feature, in this issue, a brilliant yet unpretentious lady, who is the epitome of dignity, poise and charm. She is reticent by nature but behind this soft exterior there is a resolute person with e x t r a o r d i n a r y s ta m i n a a n d definitive goals in life. Yes, we are talking about the First Lady of our Society, Smt Anuradha Vishnu Raju. She welcomed the Editorial team at her residence with a disarming smile and with the trademark bonhomie characteristic of the Vishnu Rajus. She put the team at ease and played the perfect hostess as she served tea and snacks. She answered, with remarkable candour, all the questions addressed to her, exuding a distinctive warmth and piquancy. 'Life has taught me a lot and has been very kind to me. I couldn't have asked for more' exulted this personne extraordinaire who personifies modesty and civility. The personalities of Smt Anuradha Vishnu Raju and Sri Vishnu Raju Garu complement each other to perfection. Our Editorial team comprised Prof Suneeti, Assoc Prof A. L. Kishore and students Dhrupad & Monisha T H E

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Dr.Suneeti: We heard a lot about your accomplishments, and it is indeed a pleasant experience for us to meet you. Could you share with us some details of your education and life before marriage? Mrs.Anuradha: My father was an officer in the Police department. He had a transfer every two years and we had to relocate often. Hence, my education was in many places - Vijayawada, Guntur, Delhi, Hyderabad and a few years in Ahmedabad. But the upside was that I could make new friends every two yrs. Travelling a lot, meeting and befriending people probably constituted one of the best things that happened to me in my life although some people felt that I did not have a 'base'. While I was doing B.com 3rd yr at St.Francis College in Hyderabad, I got married to Vishnu. Then, we had to leave for the U.S because Vishnu was doing his Masters program there, and my first son was born there. We lived in the U.S for five yrs. Once we were back in India, I wanted to complete my B.com that I had left half way. That explains how I have a degree in Finance management. Soon thereafter, my younger son was born. Later, I worked as a Software Executive at SRG technologies and at InfoTech for 5yrs. I then quit my job to look after my sons at home. For sometime I was privileged to manage one of our companies, a super market at Vizag called 'Fresh Choice' (the erstwhile Nilgiris). But as the routine was getting very hectic, I was constrained to give up working full time. Monisha: We know that you are a talented

sports person, reader, writer and an interesting conversationalist – a person with a harmonious development of your faculties. Of all these, what do you enjoy doing the most? What inspires you to be a many sided woman?

Mrs.Anuradha: Oh!! You credit me with too many things, and I can't even remember(laughs). I don't consider myself a great sportsperson. I have always been an outdoor person, no doubt, and spend less time at home. I have a group of likeminded friends, and of late we have been doing some treks in the Himalayas. During one of these treks, we went to the Everest base camp, where a marathon was going on there. Most of the runners were from the Indian army and this was at an altitude of 16000 feet. While we were struggling to walk a few yards because of the insufficient oxygen levels at high altitude, those guys were running. We wondered how they were able to run. That perhaps was a defining moment for me and soon I developed an overriding passion for the marathon. It was about that time, that a 10k Run was going on in Hyderabad. My friend, Sunitha, and I planned to run the marathon. Though such events keep taking place in Hyderabad from time to time, we had always felt that it was not for us. It was not very long before we decided to take up running seriously and trained ourselves for a half marathon. In the same year 2008 , we ran in the Hyderabad half marathon (21kms). The next year we did a couple of half marathons and then decided to run a full marathon at least once in our life time. That's how we got into running. Reading…… I have always been interested in reading and it comes naturally to me. I mostly read spiritual books. I write only things that interest me. Something that I am passionate about. Usually, they are about my treks and running experiences. Dhrupad: Who is your favorite sportsperson? And what in that person inspires you the most? Mrs.Anuradha: It's just that you watch somebody run well and get inspired. Tara Gaucham, an American and a mother of two, has been running well. So as of now I would say Tara Gaucham. Mr. AL Kishore: How can one be a good marathon runner? Give us some tips. Mrs.Anuradha: One should keep improving in what one does. It feels good. And in order to know the hidden passion in you, you should try and do it first. Like how I tried it 4 years ago and I ran 50 km at Bangalore in 2010. Age is not a barrier. So my advice is to ask people to try it and see if it interests them. Running or any sport for that matter, teaches us a lot of self- discipline. I get up at 3:30 in the morning and go for a jog. Everything starts with a small step and at some point in time one should take that step in order to reach the top. Dhrupad: Besides marathon running, is there anything that you want to do? Mrs.Anuradha: I would like to travel around the world with Vishnu. Dr.Suneeti: What is the one thing that you would not like to miss doing it, come what may? Mrs.Anuradha: I teach at Nachitha Thapovan, a school for the under privileged students. I don't like to miss going to the school. I go there four times a week and it has been 10 years since I am going there. I teach Social Studies and English to the students. I feel attached to them. I like to see

them grow up as successful people.

Dr.Suneeti: Who is your ideal woman?

Dhrupad: If God wants to grant you a wish, what would you ask for?

Mrs.Anuradha: I think, first everyone should be happy with their life and being ideal depends on the situation.

Mrs.Anuradha: I would want to run the Boston marathon. Dr.Suneeti: What is your favorite read? And why do you like it? Mrs.Anuradha: I just read THE FAKIR written by Rusbin Baruch. I liked the tone of the book. I didn't feel as if I was reading, I felt the book very realistic. Monisha : Who is the person who inspired you the most? Mrs.Anuradha: Before my marriage, it was my father. I have always looked up to him. Later it was Vishnu in many ways. He motivated me to do a lot of things which I thought I can't do. Be it my education or anything else, he was always there for me. So at every step, he kept on saying you can do it and then I realized that I can actually do it. Dr.Suneeti: What is the happiest moment in your life? Mrs.Anuradha: My happiest moment was when I had my two children. Mr. AL Kishore: It is said that a woman is behind every successful man. To what extent is it true in your case. Mrs.Anuradha: At times, we used to miss Vishnu as he was a bit busy with his work when we required him in the house. But we give him his time to work. That way the children and I have supported him. He used to travel for 15 days earlier but now it is reduced. We never thought it was sacrifice but rather it was just going on with the flow. Because I strongly feel that it is the quality of time that we spend together that matters and not the quantity. And he used to spend quality time with us; so we never had a problem. He balances his tasks well. He managed the work and family very well, so I don't think I am the reason for his success. Finally, you are what you are; your personality does not change for any one. Mr. AL Kishore: In fact, in the past when we posed the same question to Dr. BV Raju sir, he responded by saying that his wife helped him experience the good things in his life. Mrs.Anuradha: True. In our case, we don't discuss anything much about his work. When he comes home he gives us the maximum time and the same he does when he is at w o r k o r travelling. Being with kid s makes him happy and neutralizes all his professional issues.

If I have to name someone, it is Kiran Bedi. She is courageous and she stood against all odds. And personally, it is my grand mom. She had a lot of patience and tolerance which the present generation lacks. We all change with the generation but the values must be the same. Monisha: What is your philosophy of life? Mrs.Anuradha: If you can do something, no one can stop you from doing that. Age is never a barrier and don't blame anyone if you couldn't achieve something. Be focused. Success comes when someone does what he/she likes to do. Live in the present; don't worry about the past or the future. I personally believe in GOD so the rest I leave it to him. Dr.Suneeti: How do you feel as the first lady of SVES? Mrs.Anuradha: Honestly, I don't feel anything. I am proud to be a part of this family and it feels great to see some of the successful alumni. I can see all the hard work of Vishnu become fruitful. Mr. AL Kishore: Where do you see your sons a decade from now? Mrs.Anuradha: Well. I wish they run these institutions better than Vishnu. But m o r e importantly, as a mother I like to see them as g o o d human beings in t h e society.


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TRUE HERO I had just a minute to rush down to the Mustering or fall-in area (at the Drill Square) of Bravo Squadron as a shrill voice announced “Bravo Squadron Fall In” a minute before 5.30 a.m. I had somehow managed to locate my misplaced riding breeches at the nick of time after ransacking my cabin- all this at 'zero hour'. One becomes adept at rig change(s) within a few days of arriving at the NDA (National Defence Academy) – in this case, slipping into the breeches, pulling up your socks (literally and figuratively) , sliding into the riding boots, spiraling the 'riding Patties' onto your legs, tightening the web belt and putting on the pith hat (or riding helmet). The announcement came again breaking the high decibel cordon of the scampering footsteps of the cadets. 'I made it' I exulted as I fell in line at the fall in area and stood like a statue (at 'attention' position) awaiting my turn to be inspected for my 'turn out'. The tall Division Sergeant (6 ft 4 inches in all) paused in front of me and bellowed his command “The next time you shave, damn well stand closer to the razor”. “Note his number and name” he ordered the Cadet Corporal who accompanied him. And then looking condescendingly at me he shouted “Riding rig Chindit order at 2 O' Clock this afternoon with your bike. Is that bloody clear? We'll teach you a few ------ things”. “Yes Sir” I replied. “Don't you have a bloody voice” he yelled. “Yes Sir” I repeated raising my voice. This meant I was shortlisted for a special session of enhanced physical activity in the afternoon. I rushed to the bicycle (or bike) stand, as my course mates and I had to cycle to the Equitation Lines for our horse-riding classes. An attempt would be made there to hone our equestrian skills. At the bike stand I was greeted by a deflated tyre, which left me with just one alternative – making it to the Equitation lines at the double. I set off soon racing against time. I thought I had made it to the Riding School in time but the riding Instructor (a Noncommissioned Officer) thought otherwise and gave me the unique privilege of riding a Polish horse “Toofan” bareback. Woe betide me! Yes there was no ambiguity here – no saddle and no stirrups either i.e.no harness nor any contrivance suspended from the saddle to support the rider's feet. “God” I thought. “When sorrows come they come not single spies but in battalions”. I resigned myself to the ordeal of bareback riding on 'Toofan', a race horse not exactly known to obey commands from a weak rider. “I just have about a month of riding experience” I thought as I mounted Toofan. I tightened my thighs against the horse to avoid being thrown off. Toofan set off as I nudged him with my heel – the trot turning into a canter and then gallop. My discomfiture was noticed by all – my course mates, instructors et al, who broke into spasms of laughter. By now Toofan was uncontrollable and my getting jettisoned was imminent. As an officer cadet, I couldn't shout for help, though I wanted to, as Toofan sped across the vast expanse of land abutting the Glider dome. Just as I was desperately clinging to an unrelenting Polish horse, I heard the sound of hooves. “Thank God help is near at hand. Must be the Instructor” I thought. But it was someone else who rode alongside to bring Toofan to a stop as I fell off the horse. “Thank you Sir”

I said sheepishly. “You are welcome” said a female voice as she dismounted from her horse. She took off her riding helmet to reveal one of the prettiest faces I had ever seen. She was about my age or even younger but a very good rider. “My name is Sandhya” she said. “You are apparently a novice. Please see how that cadet there is riding his horse” she pointed out. I could see my course mate Shergill (Tejinder was his first name) riding majestically (bareback). Thanks I said. By then a posse of instructors pulled up and pulled me up, too, using the choicest language in Punjabi as Sandhya rode away. God I thought! The algorithm had changed here. The paradigm of the hero saving a damsel had changed here cataclysmically – a 180 degree phase shift! I couldn't even tell her my name. The Bollywood formula had changed. I was left nursing the blisters on my thighs kind courtesy the bare-back adventure, I ran back to the Squadron, changed into my KDs (Khaki dress) and rushed to the Science Block. You could walk (sorry, march) if you are in a squad of four but run if single. Academic sessions followed where one found it difficult to stay awake after the physical exertion in the morning. Lunch was a relief but then you had better watch out your table manners to avoid another unscheduled session of accelerated physical activity involving the involuntary use of every sinew, muscle and bone! My half-hour tryst with the bicycle was at the squadron square, where jogging in 'riding rig and chindit order' with the bicycle aloft saw me panting, palpitating and sweating bullets. No passer-by even cared to notice you in your hour of personal crisis, albeit ephemeral! But then as I was about to end my thirty minutes of misery, a young lady zipped by on her scooter. As I finished my session, slowly trudging back to my squadron lobby, the lady on the scooter was returning from the Canteen perhaps. She stopped to say hello to me. “You look like a POW, Prisoner of War. Here is a mangola drink if you care” she said. I hesitated as my Corporal was nearby and would have none of this. “No thanks” I told her as she removed her goggles and helmet. It was Sandhya again mocking at me I thought. She seemed to recognize me and remembered rescuing me from the “Toofan' express that morning. “You stay in this Squadron?” she enquired pointing towards the Bravo Squadron. I answered in the affirmative. “Does Tej also stay here? Tejinder Singh Shergill” she asked. “Yes. Great all rounder. How do you know him? By the way I am Dev. Where do you stay?” I asked. The Corporal came running to admonish me. “You fool don't you know she is the Army Commander's daughter. She is Ms Sandhya” he screamed. Sandhya maintained her composure and told me “I have known Tej for a while. We are from the same school in Delhi. He is an excellent riding- and- polo player and an excellent marksman, too. Extend a hello to him from my side, Dev. You know I am a great fan of Dev Anand!” she added and drove away. For a moment I forgot my aches and pains. Apparently there is a romantic link between Tej and Sandhya. Or they could just be friends. Who cares anyway. But the Corporal's baritone disrupted my chain of thought “You idiot. Are

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you trying to maaro a line on the Army Commander's daughter? She is here as a guest of our Commandant. Go look at yourself in the mirror. Thu kya samajhtha hai apne aapko. Dev Anand in HUM DONO ?” he screeched. I met Tej in the ante room and conveyed Sandhya's greetings to him. “Who, Dolly? She is a fantastic person and is very talented – singer, dancer, guitarist, horse rider, marathon runner and good in her studies. She was a few years junior to me at School. My brother Avtar and she are classmates and very close. Maybe they will marry some day. He is her idea of a true hero” he winked at me as though cautioning me to lay off. God I thought! I have met her only twice so far. But everyone thinks I am queuing up! A few months later - I was a member of the debating society. The motion before the house was “Should boxing as a sport not be abolished ?”. The venue : A class room in the Sudan Block. I had to defend while Chandan had to oppose the motion. As I was speaking, in walked Sandhya with the Academy Adjutant. She listened to me intently applauding every now and then. Then came Chandan who brought the house down with his facile articulation of points against the motion. The contest went down to the wire and Chandan was finally declared the winner albeit by a wafer thin margin. Sandhya congratulated me saying her vote would have been for me. “Who is your idea of a true hero” I ventured to ask and then felt stupid. “Not you Dev” she replied with a smile as she walked away. My training at the NDA over, I moved to the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, where, on completion of one year of rigorous training, I was commissioned into the Corps of EME of the Indian Army and posted to Baroda. Some years later I was sent to the College of Military Engineering, near Pune, to undergo a degree engineering course. It was a rainy day in December at Bombay, where our Degree Engineering course had gone from PUNE on an industrial visit. We were travelling in many vehicles. I was travelling in a modified Nissan Jonga with side doors. When we were entering the Main highway, I could notice a toddler straying on to the road and just then a bus was speeding towards the child. Something had to be done fast to save the child. Maybe I should jump off to push the child away from the bus hurtling at break neck speed. God there was very little reaction time, nano seconds perhaps. Providence came to my rescue as I was opening the door. The Jonga, while negotiating a speed breaker, threw me out onto the road as I was caught off guard. I hit the ground and rolled over along with the child to the periphery of the road. The Speeding bus also came to a screeching halt and just missed giving us the blues. The next thing I remember was a ward at the Command hospital at PUNE with a fractured leg, broken ribs and dislocated shoulder. I had many visitors including the Press. As I was catching a spot of shut eye, I was woken up by the nurse who

announced that the mother of the boy I had saved wished to see me. I said she could come. A big surprise awaited me as the mother seemed very familiar, someone I had perhaps met earlier. Realization dawned on me soon as she was none other than Sandhya. I said “Hi Sandhya. What a surprise and what a coincidence!”. She said “ Dev. I am deeply indebted to you. You saved my child”. “What is your husband doing?” I asked. Sandhya said “ Dev! I lost him very recently in a border skirmish near Nathula. He was a Captain in the Brigade of Guards – Captain Avtar Singh, Vrc. I work for Kirloskars here at PUNE. You know Captain Dev, I can now say with conviction that you are also my idea of a True Hero. She held my hands closely for a while and then left. Sandhya now (30 odd years down the line) runs a NGO that works for the differently abled (especially the visually impaired) at Lonavala, India. Her son Jeetu lives in Helsinki.

“We don't remember days; we remember moments. The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten”


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career path SVES

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COMPANY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

BATCH PLACEMENTS

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Microsoft Cisco Setu Software Paypal Pramati Technologies GE Health Care (Internship) Agiliq Thermax Progress Software (Internship) Persistenet Systems Deloitte TCS Thought Works AMD (Internship) CSC Idea Cellular ING Vysya WIPRO Apps Associates CA Technologies FMC Technologies Glochem Industries ZEN CONSULTANTS VASANT CHEMICALS CAPGEMINI VMC INDIA DMV Business IBM INDIA QUADRANT FOUR GGK Technologies Paraxel International

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PAPER PRESENTATIONS

PAPER PRESENTATIONS

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

WINNERS

WINNERS

WINNERS

Gayathri Mayukha Behara & Raga Prathyusha Reddy

A.Nikilesh Reddy & V.Prashanth

Haritha Nagamalla & M.Sahithi

2 ECE (BVRIT-NSP)

2 ECE (BVRIT-NSP)

2 ECE (BVRIT-NSP)

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NANO TECHNOLOGY IN FUTURE ELECTRONICS

FIBRE OPTIC APPLICATIONS

BRAIN PORT

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Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of technology

Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of technology

Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of technology

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DE TOUR A I D N I NORTH

AMRITSAR / Golden Temple , Jallianwala Bagh KULLU AND MANALI / Hadimba Temple , Rohtang Pass

WAGAH BORDER

SHIMLA - Kufri. CHANDIGARH

KURUKSHETRA Brahma Sarovar, Brahma Kund, Bheeshma Kund.

DELHI / Qutub minar , Akshardham, Raj ghat , Indira Gandhi Memorial, Parliament , India gate , Rashtrapathi bhavan ,Red fort . MATHURA Vrindhavan

JAIPUR / AmberFort, Jantar Mantar, City Palace , Hawa mahal

AGRA / Tajmahal , Sikander , Itmad-ud-daula and Agra Fort.

It all started when we contrived to have one final tour before we bid farewell to our college life, the tour was set up for 14 days from 20/10/12 to 3/11/12. A total of 42 centaurs (batch – 2007) came forward to jaunt together and then the journey started out.

We were spell bound by the enormous architecture and splendiferous beauty of the akshardham temple and the lights and music show was a real treat to the eyes. The white marble mausoleum ( taj mahal ) was the most enthralling place and it is undoubtedly a wonder which mesmerised every one of us with its sheer beauty . The amber fort was tremendous and picturesque; the sheesh mahal with in the fort premise was splendid. The fabulous snow capped Himalayas in rohtang pass were scenic, we had venturesome tour of the place by doing river rafting (9km), paragliding and skiing. The place was beauteous and eye candid, we rode on horses and had a lot of fun at this place. Go-karting at this place (highest point in the world) was memorable.

The tour course was

Agra- Mathura - Delhi - Jaipur - Kurukshetra - Chandigarh - Amritsar - Wagah border - kullu - Manali - Simla – Delhi.


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DENTISTRY AT DOORSTEP Reaching the unreached

News from VDC

Smile lights up your world but unfortunately it takes up the back seat due to oral health problem restricting it from blooming at its best. India is a country with population of 1.21 billion, (rural 83.3 and urban 37.3 crore) nearly 85% of population in India is suffering from one or the other oral health problem. One of the missions of our college is to work to eliminate economic barriers to quality health care and to eliminate health disparities in our population. Dental camps act as a conduit to attain it. A squad of interns and staff set off to the pre-decided venue in our well equipped mobile van conquering hurdles like appalling weather, awful road. We aim to reach areas which are short of health care facilities. Some glimpse of camps with some new experiences, little satisfaction of treating those far flung and exorbitant communities.

INDIA – Second to None 3.22 Million

Indians in America.

THINK POSITIVE

38%

12%

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34%

28%

Say To Yourself Every Morning

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Today is going to be a great day

Doctors in America are Indians.

Scientists in America are Indians.

NASA employees are Indians.

MICROSOFT employees are Indians.

IBM employees are Indians.

I can handle more than I think I can!!! “Things don't get better by worrying about them” Stop worrying….. Start working

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There is always something to be happy

INTEL employees are Indians.

XEROX employees are Indians.

about power in the world.

economy in the world.

population in the world

Its not good to be down Think only of the best, Work only for

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Nation

Nation

Nation

Be an Optimist

to be in the multi billion dollar space commerce business.

to develop (or nearly to) ICBM's (missiles) (can travel up to 14,000km).

to develop land based and sea based cruise missiles.

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Nation to have developed or developing a nuclear submarine.

to elect a woman Prime Minister.

BY- DR.MANIKANTA (1ST YR P.G) DEPARTMENT OF PERIODONTICS

By Dr.Bh.Divya II year PG Department of Periodontics


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22 Rank Institution

Country / Region

1

California Institute of Technology

United States

2

Princeton University

United States

3

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

United States

14 .

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Switzerland

15

Carnegie Mellon University

United States

16

Northwestern University

United States

17

University of California, Santa Barbara

United States

18

Cornell University

United States

19

University of Michigan

United States

4

University of California, Berkeley

United States

5

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

6

Stanford University

United States

7

University of California, Los Angeles

United States

20 .

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

United States

8 .

ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich

Switzerland

21

Columbia University

United States

9

Georgia Institute of Technology

United States

22

University of Toronto

Canada

10

Imperial College London

United Kingdom

23 .

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong

11

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

National University of Singapore

Singapore

24 .

Pohang University of Science and Technology

Republic of Korea

12 13

University of Texas at Austin

United States

25

University of Melbourne

Australia

Courtesy: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/

Top 50 Engineering & Technology Universities across the World Compiled by // A.L.Kishore , Associate Professor BVRIT - Narsapur

YOUR TOMORROW STARTS HERE !!!!

SHORT STORY

SMAR GOA SE

express yourself Dr.Ch.V.Srinivas, Principal, BVRICE

An old man lived alone in a village. He wanted to spade his potato garden, but it was very hard to work. His only son, who would have helped him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and mentioned his situation: Dear Son, I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won't be able to plant my potato garden this year. I hate to miss doing the garden, because your mother always loved planting time. I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If you were here, all my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me, if you weren't in prison. Love, Dad Shortly, the old man received this telegram: 'For Heaven's sake, Dad, don't dig up the garden!!

That's where I buried the GUNS!!' At 4 a.m. the next morning, a dozen police officers showed up and dug up the entire garden without finding any guns. Confused, the old man wrote another note to his son telling him what happened, and asked him what to do next. His son's reply was: 'Go ahead and plant your potatoes, Dad.. It's the best I could do for you from here.’ Moral NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE IN THE WORLD, IF YOU HAVE DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING DEEP FROM YOUR HEART YOU CAN DO IT. IT IS THE THOUGHT THAT MATTERS.. NOT WHERE YOU ARE OR WHERE THE PERSON IS…. Collected by Ms. A.Usharani II CSE SVECW

You are always alone when you reach your goal. You are always alone when you reach the top. But, how to reach the goal? How to reach the top?

Goal is an ambition when you don't know it as a goal. Goal is a direction when you are grown. Goal is the life when you have a plan. Goal is a magnet when you act on it.

Goal setting helps you to choose where you want to go in life. By knowing precisely what you want to achieve, you know where you have to concentrate your efforts. Setting goals gives you long-term vision and shor t-term motivation. It focuses your acquisition

of knowledge, and helps you to organize your time and your resources so that you can make the very best of your life. You will also raise your selfconfidence, as you recognize your own ability and competence in achieving the goals that you've set

How to set goals?

First you create your "big picture" of what you want to do with your life or say, the next 10 years, and identify the large-scale goals that you want to achieve.

Then, you break these goals down into the smaller and smaller targets that you must hit to reach your lifetime goals. You work down to the things that you can do in, say, the next five years, then next year, next month, next week, and today, and start moving towards it.

Finally, once you have your plan, start working on it to achieve these goals.

Goals may be career related, education related, family related and finance related. Spend some time on brainstorming these things, and then select one or more goals in each category that best reflect what you want to do.


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Nanyang Technological University

Singapore

40

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Belgium

27

University of Pennsylvania

United States

41

University of Wisconsin-Madison

United States

28

University of Tokyo

Japan

42

Purdue University

United States

29

École Polytechnique

France

43

University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

44 .

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Republic of Korea

45

University of Minnesota

United States

46

University of Sydney

Australia

30

Rice University

United States

31

Tsinghua University

China

32

Delft University of Technology

Netherlands

33

University of Manchester

United Kingdom

34

University of Washington

United States

35

University College London

United Kingdom

36

Seoul National University

Republic of Korea

37

University of California, San Diego

United States

38

University of Queensland Australia

Australia

39

University of British Columbia

Canada

47

Kyoto University

Japan

48

University of California, Davis

United States

49

Duke University

United States

50

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Japan

RT AL ETTING Make sure that the goals you have set are the ones that you genuinely want to achieve, not the ones that your parents, family, or employers might want.

Coming back, once you have set your lifetime goals, set a plan ( say five – year plan) of smaller goals to reach your lifetime plan. Then create a one-year plan, six-month plan, and a one-month plan of progressively smaller goals that you should achieve your lifetime goals. Each of these should be based on the previous plan. Then create a daily To-Do List of things that you should do today to work towards your lifetime goals. At an early stage, your smaller goals might be to read books and gather information on the achievement of your higher level goals. This will help you to improve the quality and realism of your goal setting. · Once you've decided on your first set of goals, keep the processes going by reviewing and updating your To-Do List on a daily basis.

Periodically review the long term plans, and modify them to reflect

your changing priorities and experiences.

The standard meaning of SMART reads as follows:

These things may appear weary, if so you can change the style of planning; but planning is inevitable.

S - Specific (or Significant). M - Measurable (or Meaningful). A - Attainable (or Action-Oriented). R - Relevant (or Rewarding). T - Time-bound (or trackable).

Say your goal shouts each morning to remind you of what you want and what you're working for (Writing it down works well). Every time you remind yourself of your goal, you're training your brain to make it happen. Your goal motivates you every day, every minute and ever y eye blink. Pleasing other people (soap culture) doesn't work. The key for making any change is to find the desire within you. Specific, realistic goals work really the best. When it comes to make a change, the people who succeed are those who set realistic and specific goals. "I'm going to recycle all my plastic goods” is a more doable goal than "I'm going to do better for the environment." And that makes it easier to stick with. This kind of activity is meaningfully known as SMART goal setting.

The very meaning of each word stands for what it implies. Hazy and general form of goal never works, for a hazy goal never shoot any specific purpose; it does not carry any meaning nor it reflects the individual's mind set. Whether it is a student or an employee, well defined goal setting is a necessary custom to build a winning career. Customization is another process of career building which becomes more supportive for an amateur who concentrates on successful career. Through customization the organization can create the right environment to fulfill the dreams and desires that motivates the individual to reach the ultimate goal.

Man may be short, no problem – he can live.

Man may be physically challenged, no problem – he can live. Man may not be good looking, no problem – he can live. But, A man without a goal is crazy! A man without a purpose is foolish!! A man without determination is a burden!!! 'Aim and shoot' is the right perspective for any individual who wishes to reach high. You are the only enemy to you. Conquer your evil will. You become successful. You become the real hero of your own life, if you wish so. So, get going and going until you reach your heartfelt destination.


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VIPER

Chronicle THE YEAR THAT WAS 2012 APRIL MARCH

JANUARY

On 2nd , I B.Pharmacy students participated in World Autism Awareness Day' held at Banjara Hils

On 1st Jan 2012, sweaters were distributed to ST girls hostel students under 'Jagruthi' program.

On 21st , 15 of VIPER students donated blood at 'Blood Donation Camp' conducted at BVRIT

On 23rd Jan 2012, Traditional Day was celebrated by faculty and students and cultural programs included competitions in rangoli, Mehendi, etc. on 27th, Jan 2012, VIPER students participated in 5k run conducted by BVRIT and three of our students won 1st & 2nd prizes. Mr. Ganesh won trophy in 5k run. on 17th , guest lectures were delivered by Dr. P.V.Swamy, and on 21st , Dr. Mohan Varma, Professors., of SVCP, Bhimavaram to M.Pharm. (Pharmaceutics) students on 27th , interactive session was held with Sri S.Parthasarathy, Chief Consultant, GMP Pharma Consultants, Hyderabad. Interactive session was held with Dr. Phani, NANO- RAM TECHNOLOGIES, Bangalore. Dr. C.Mallikarjuna Setty, Prof., and Mr. K.Ramanjaneyulu, Asst. Prof. met Dr. A.B.Sudhakara Sastry, Chairman & Managing Trustee of Sri Maharshi Research Institute of Vedic Technology, Begumpet , Hyderabad along with Sri Ravichandran Raja Gopal, ViceChairman, SVES to discuss about the Future Projects on Nano Technology. On 5th, Dr. C.Mallikarjuna Setty, Prof. and Mr. P.Prabhakar, Asso.Prof., visited Suraksha Pharma and Totus Health Care Pvt. Ltd. as part of industrial visits.

FEBRUARY M.Priyanka & S. Narendar of final year B.Pharmacy students won 2nd prize in a seminar organized by CBIT, Gandipet for oral presentation On 14th , III B.Pharma students visited Makson Pvt. Ltd. as part of industrial visit On 18-19th, Dr. A. Ramesh, Principal, represented as chair person for oral session in 4th student IPA (Indian Pharmaceutical Association) congress, Warangal . M.Pharm students (14) and our faculty (3) attended IPA congress, and Mrs. K.Vanitha, Aso.Prof. presented a scientific paper in the IPA congress. On 9th , Dr. A. Ramesh, Principal and Mr. P.Prabhakar, Asso. Prof. attended 'Tech Transfer- 2012' conference, conducted by MSME at hotel Kartriya, Somajiguda, Hyderabad.

Dr. A. Ramesh, Principal was nominated as the member of BOS, JNTU Kakinada. During 17-19th, Dr. A. Ramesh, Principal presented a scientific paper in 12th ' International Congress of Ethnopharmacology' at Kolkata, and also represented as a Chairperson for poster presentations. On 25th , Mr. P. Rajashekar attended a conference on Metamorphosis 2012, in Indian School of Business On 29th, Cmdr. Santosh Nagarajan and Ms.Roople V. Norula, of Department of MBA, BVRIT delivered guest lectures to SIPS Students on communication skills and on Personality Development at VIPER on 29.02.2012 On 15th, faculty from Rowan University visited VIPER.

JULY AUGUST GPAT Mock test was held for IV B.Pharmacy students. VIPER faculty started training classes to Dr.Reddy's Lab employees on 16th July, 2012. Campus placement interviews for IV B.Pharmacy students were conducted by Suraksha Pharma Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad and 6 students were selected under campus recruitment.

O n 1 5 t h , 6 5 t h I N D E P E N D E N C E DAY wa s celebrated in the campus

B.Pharmacy students participated in volley ball competitions at MGIT, Gandipet and Gopal Reddy Engineering College, Patancheru and stood in the 4th place by loosing in semi-finals. Final B.Pharm student distributed books and chocolates for children's at JMJ Sadan orphanage home, Bachupally, Hyderabad as charity work. Dr. A. Ramesh, Principal, VIPER was

organizing secretary for RIPE conference, held at JNTUH during 17-18th Aug'2012 and VIPER faculty along with students presented posters in scientific sessions.

National seminar on “Innovative emerging approaches in drug discovery” held during 2-3rd March. Prof. Rameshwar Rao, ViceChancellor, JNTUH was the Chief guest of the seminar. Plenary lectures by experts from academia and industry, poster presentations, and oral presentations were organized during the seminar. More than 800 delegates all over India participated and prizes were distributed for best presentations. French classes were conducted to VIPER students.

M A Y

On 25th , paper entitled “ Fo r m u l a t i o n a n d i n - v i v o evaluation of Floating microspheres of Misoprostol” was a c c e p t e d fo r p re s e n t at i o n Experimental Biology2012,conference held at Sandiego, (impact factor 7.2). O n 2 6 t h , D r. A . R a m e s h , Principal and Mr. P.Prabhakar attended MSME Review meeting at MSME Office Secunderabad and discussed about the Activities of IIIC and plan for sustainability of IIIC in future.

54 VIPER I B.Pharmacy students along with staff attended 'National Seminar' at MLRIP Gummadidala and 4 of our I B.Pharm. students (U.Reshika, A.Rajitha, M.Deepika, K.Swetha) won 1st and 2nd prizes in poster and oral presentation in the seminar.

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Campus placement drive by Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. held on 18th May 2012 and four students were selected.

GLAND Pharma Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad conducted placement interviews on 29th June2012.

II B.Pharmacy students, M.Pharmacy students along with faculty attended postmortem of a cadaver at Govt. Hospital, Narsapur.

SEPTEMBER OCTOBER D r. R a g h u p a t h i , G u e s t Professor of VIPER presented l e c t u re o n ' ' M u l t i u n i t particulate system in life cycle management'' to final year and M.Pharmacy students on 13th of Nov 2012. Dr. Eswar Kumar, Asst. Prof. Andhra University, Vishakapatanm visited VIPER and presented a lecture on basics of pharmacology to III B.Pharmacy students of VIPER on 14th of Sept'12 Dr. A. Ramesh, Principal, VIPER is nominated as Co-

coordinator, A.P. state for National Elocution Competition– 2012 by IPA, Mumbai branch. Mr. Purnachander, Asst.Prof. VIPER has participated in pharmacology work shop conducted by Jyothi College of Pharmacy, Hyderabad on 15th of Sept, 2012. Mr.D Appaji attended CII 'Roundtable Discussion on Employability Initiatives in Life Sciences Segment' on 29th Sept 2012.

Dr.A.Ramesh, Principal, VIPER was the coordinator for Indo-American Pharmaceutical Regulatory symposium held at JNTUH during 18-19th Oct'2012. The faculty and more than 40 students of VIPER participated in the symposium.


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I B.Pharmacy students (30) and (5) staff have attended IPC conference at Novatel on 4th November, 2012 I B.Pharmacy (15) students visited Puncha Pharma at Moulali, ECIL as part of industrial visit

VIPER organized 1st semi final National Elocution Competition on 17th Nov 2012. I B.Pharmacy (25) students attended II Semi final National Elocution competition on 23 Nov'12 at JNTUH. Dr.Mahender , Medicore, USA visited

VIPER and delivered a lecture on A2Z in Pharmaceutical Industry on 28th of Nov'12

21 students, 2 staff members & the Principal attended the 64th IPC at SRM University, Chennai. The students participated in poster presentation.

III B.Pharmacy (5) students participated in Seva Yagnam Contest at Ramakrishna Mission on the eve of Swami Vivekananda 150th Birthday celebrations and received Medals, certificates, one year magazines and 10 Volumes .

Mrs. K.Vanitha, Asst. Prof. was sanctioned a project grant of Rs.17.10 Lakhs under WOSA scheme by the DST, New Delhi.

Mrs.Sandhya Rani was granted with DST project of 16 lakhs on "Formulation Evaluation and Optimization of floating

drug delivery of Anti Hypertensive Drug" under DST, Govt.of India Women's Scheme Dr.VVS Rajendra Prasad, Asso. Prof. visited Boston, USA to attend International Conference sponsored by DST on 5th Nov 2012.

NSS YLTP at BVRICE use it to heal problems bothering us. The power can be used to resolve a host of physical, emotional and mental problems by moving your hands in a certain prescribed manner. Next, Dr. M. Satyanarayana from KGRL College addressed the students on “Youth and Environment” in which he devised measures to be taken by youth to protect the environment. A thought provoking session on “Thoughts of Vivekananda”, was delivered next by Mr. Srinivas from SVKP & Dr. KS Raju College, Penugonda. The final session for the day was by District NSS Coordinator, Dr. N. Kiran Chandra on “The Role of NSS Volunteers in Community Service”.

Estimates suggest that the average Indian age is 27 years with 50% of the population around 25 years and 65% about 35 years. This is a major advantage we have over the rest of the world. But majority of our youth face challenges that are unique to their environs. Illiteracy, lack of direction, vulnerability to anti-social tendencies such as addiction, feelings of self-defeat, inadequate access to basic amenities are some of the common issues faced by youth in the rural areas. The NSS Youth Leadership Training Program (YLTP) is a dynamic program that addresses issues faced by rural populace and empowers them to develop their communities. It is commonly said that 'Change begins with me'. The YLTP creates a transformation in every individual by teaching youth leadership skills and ways to develop their local communities. The mission of the Youth Leadership Training Program (YLTP) is to enrich communities by equipping NSS volunteers with proper training helpful in uplifting and transforming society. So, BVRICE NSS Unit conducted second District Level YLTP Program on 1st December 2012, World AIDS Day. By the end of the three-day training program on 3rd December 2012, all the 50 NSS volunteers experienced a change. The eagerness to share their experiences was a proof in itself to the transformation they underwent. The 40 volunteers from various colleges in

the district and the 10 volunteers from BVRICE were at first psychologically prepared to realize the fact that they were attending the sessions to change themselves from inside out, to be different and well ahead from the rest and to imbibe whatever is learnt in the training program. The rest was easy. Commemorating World AIDS Day, the first session was about creating awareness in educating society about HIV; the causative agent, its spread, control and latest treatment available, if not to cure, at least to improve the life span of HIV positive people. Dr. D. Ravishankar, the speaker on the topic emphasized the need for an empathetic treatment and a tolerant attitude towards HIV positive population. It was followed by a session on soft skills and communication skills by Mrs. K.Krishnaveni. She outlined the differences between both and accentuated the importance of LSRW in refining language. Volunteers next got an opportunity to showcase their talent in essay writing and pick & talk monitored by NSS Program Officers Mr. Ravi Kumar and Mr. Rambabu. The second day commenced with tips on Pranic Healing by Mr. PV Bhimaraju. Students were taught to realize 'Aura' the inner energy stockpiled in us and to

In the afternoon, volunteers undertook community field work. They took part eagerly in interviewing the residents of Durgapuram in tracing out the problems and challenges bothering them. Next the volunteers outlined the inconveniences of the villagers in a graphic representation and submitted the same to the Pos.

On the last day was training in yoga by Dr. KTV Raghavan. He spoke about 'Patanjali' the yoga guru, 'Ashtangayoga' and made the volunteers practice the 12 asanas of 'Suryanamaskaras'. The next vital session on the'Importance of Placements and Career Planning' was presented by Mr. Ch.S.V.Satyanarayana, followed by a presentation of facts on the same by our placement officer, Mr. K. Satyanarayana. The session wound up by the spell binding talk of the College Principal, Dr. Ch.V.Srinivas. He gave a mind-racking and inspiring presentation on “Character Building”. In the Valedictory function, volunteers evaluated the three-day program and expressed their satisfaction and displayed the change-over they had undergone in a confident voice. Prizes for various events were given away to the winners by the Principal, Dr. Ch.V.Srinivas, and the program came to a close after a sumptuous lunch.

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'The Year That Was' Sri Vishnu Educational Society is always a step ahead in encouraging women empowerment. In this connection, SVES established BVRIT Hyderabad, a College of Engineering exclusively for Women, promising a bright future for them

BVRIT Hyderabad, a temple of learning and human values, started its journey on 26th September, 2012 with the Induction Program. It was a day ushering the beginning of another vibrant page in the history of SVES towards creating women technocrats.

The Chairman, Sri K.V.Vishnu Raju interacted with the students on 11 October, 2012. The day was fruitful to the students as it was a platform to share their feelings and future plans. The Chairman listened patiently to the students and welcomed their innovative thoughts. It was also decided to start a social network and to conduct greeting card competition.

Martin Luther King once addressed his country men “Do not worry if you are not recognized but be worthy of recognition.” But our Chairman not only recognized the talented students but also honored them with a cash prize. The number of students who received merit scholarships was 32.

The annual get together of SVES was held on 2nd November, 2012 on the premises of BVRIT Hyderabad. On this occasion, games and fun -filled activities were conducted and even prizes were distributed to the winners by the Chairman. This was the occasion which boosted the morale of the faculty as the Chairman appreciated them and also briefed their role in SVES.

The students of BVRIT Hyderabad are very fortunate by all means. In their first year of study itself, they are assured good placement in this competitive world through “TALENT SPRINT WISE PROGRAMME”. The inauguration of this programme took place on 10 November, 2012. It is a platform for the students to improve their confidence level.

Greeting card competition was conducted on 3rd November, 2012. It is to serve a noble cause. The purpose behind the event is to print the best artistic piece and use the amount collected on selling the season's greeting cards to help the orphans.

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opportunity to grow a vibrant student community of technocrats in this region. Ms. Divyaja Sai is one of the technocrats and proactive students in implementing Vishnu Tarang app for Microsoft Windows 8 Platform in

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The World hasn't Ended Now!!!

Astronomy club, VIT

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t’s hot news.

It’s December, 2012 and the world is going to experience a terrible catastrophe in the clutches of

gazing at the sky wondering about the miracle that was happening. I started staring continuously without a blink in my eye. The planets Mercury, Venus and Saturn were aligned one after the other exponentially. This miracle happens for every 2737 years. How strange!!!..... in fact, awesome. This triggered my curiosity and I started studying about that when, I came to know some interesting facts. The planetary trio is approximately equidistant and spans an angle of 14 degree ( equal to one and half fists extended at an arms length against sky) on Monday morning December 3, they also appear in virtually the same line up the mornings before and after. Since none of the three planets are in conjunction, the gathering is simply an interesting alignment. You will also notice from the diagram that for the next few mornings their configuration changes a little.

the mightiest NATURE. There are several theories about it, the end of the Mayan calendar, wayward planets like Nibiru, solar storms and, of course, planetary alignment. Tremendous activity was there on the internet regarding the (abnormal?) planetary alignment. I happened to see some of the pages on the net regarding this strange arrangement. December 3rd came and I was bracing for the occasion. My anxiety paved the way for me to research on this idea.

What’s happening with the planets Venus, Mercury & Saturn?

In the early hours of Sunday, on the terrace I was

Nothing unusual. Venus has been shining before

EDITORIAL CREDITS

On Sunday, Venus and Saturn were a bit closer to each other, on Monday they were equidistant and on Tuesday Venus was closer to Mercury than Saturn.

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ASSOCIATE EDITOR

PRINCIPAL CORRESPONDENTS

Col Dr T. S. Surendra, BVRIT

Dr T. Suneeti, BVRIT

Dr Ramadevi, VIT

Mr A.L. Kishore, BVRIT

Mr P. Srihari Raju, SVECW

dawn since June 2012. Remember the cool Venus transit in early June 2012? That’s when Venus crossed from the evening to the morning sky. As the innermost planet, Mercury always appears either before dawn or after sunset and it shifts from place to place half a dozen times each earthly year. So Venus is up before dawn. Mercury is bound to be near it at times. Saturn too, returns to the pre-dawn sky atleast once every year. Why? Because earth orbits the sun once a year. So our own motion in orbit places Saturn on a yearly cycle in our sky. Can we consider planetary alignment to be a weird sign given by the nature. Nothing happened on 3rd December. So what next? The Mayan calendar? What’s going to be the future of the world??? Will we be alive?? Who’s going to rule after us? Lets discuss this on the 22nd of December...IF?????

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