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Dr. K. C. G. VERGHESE (1940-2006)


Foreword

The passion for Automobiles was overwhelming. In 1965, Late. Dr. K.C.G. Verghese took teaching assignments in Automobile Engineering subjects and was coaching students for British Automobile Examination as well. It was at this phase he knew he was all set for his own venture; and in 1966 Hindustan Engineering Training Centre (HETC) commenced operations as an institute. HETC later became Hindustan Institute of Engineering and Technology (HIET) and its reputation was high amongst foreign countries than India. Students from Sri Lanka, the African continent, the Gulf countries, Singapore and Malaysia gradually, yet steadily, opted for HIET. This irresistible quest for knowledge slowly paved way for the commencement of other Institutions under Hindustan Group of Institutions (HGI).

ABOUT HITS

Incepted in 1985, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS), a deemed to be University, is one of the most sought after institutions in India offering a wide spectrum of Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Diploma, Research and Doctoral Programmes in diverse fields of Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Management, Law, Fashion, Design, and Arts, Aviation, and Liberal Arts and Sciences. The institution is a part of the highly acclaimed Hindustan Group of Institutions which caters to the academic needs of over 18,000 students.

Accreditations Accredited with an “A� Grade by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC), Govt. of India; approved by AICTE.

Accredited B.Tech. Programmes offered by Aeronautical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Awarded an overall 3 Star Rating with 5 Stars for Teaching, Employability, Innovation, Inclusiveness and Facility by QS Stars, Rated for Excellence.

Rated an overall GOLD in the QS I-GAUGE Indian University Rating under categories such as Accreditation, Facilities, Teaching and Learning, Research, Entrepreneurship, Employability, Faculty Quality, Student Diversity and Social Responsibility.

5S Certified by TUV Rheinland for successfully implementing 5S Work Place Management System.


Rankings NIRF 2019 rated HITS in 95th Position in India under Engineering Category.

Ranked under Category – 2 by MHRD-UGC. Secured 31st position in India, 20th in South India, 13th in Tamil Nadu, and 2nd in Chennai in the India Rankings 2016, conducted by Ministry of HRD, Government of India. Rated in the 301-350 band in the World University Rankings 2019 by QS BRICS Ranking System.

Ranked 41st among All India Top Engineering Institutes, and 26th among Top Private Engineering Institutes in TIMES Engineering Institute Ranking Survey 2017.

Rated HITS as AAAA in Tamil Nadu and 4th under Engineering colleges by Career 360 Magazine in 2019.

Ranked 4th in Chennai, 7th in Tamil Nadu, 13th in South India, th and 41st in All India in the Top School of Management secured 87 position at National Level in Business 200 Best Private Colleges in India, 2019 Today B-School Ranking 2018. Ranked 5th in South India and 9th in All India in the Best Private Universities in India 2019. School of Management secured 32nd position at South Zone in Week BSchool Ranking 2018.

Ranked 13th in All India, 6th in South India, 4th in Tamil Nadu and 3rd in Chennai in Top 25 Deemed Universities in India in Higher Education Review.

Ranked No. 3 in Tamil Nadu in Top Engineering Colleges by Competition Success Review (CSR-GHRDC) Survey.


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Annual Report

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hile I contemplate the transformation of Hindustan since its humble inception in 1985, I was absolutely spellbound on the remarkable milestone and growth this institution has attained. Hindustan has been nurturing young minds for over 3 decades offering quality education with unified aim true to the motto of the Founder-Chairman, Dr. K. C. G. Verghese, “To Make Every Man A Success And No Man A Failure.” It felt fantastic to be entrenched and creating a new edition with such verve and passion. Our team has worked fervently to bring out the exhilarating compilation of events and achievements of the academic year 2018-19. In addition to this, we have a wonderful collection of articles authored by the then final year students on varied themes that would certainly amuse you. I’m sure you would enjoy reading the magazine as much as we did in making it!

Editorial Team

Ms. G. B. Hemadarshini, Editor & Assistant Professor - Languages. Mr. L. Chandru, Manager - Editor Office


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Training & Placement

Sports

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HITS Alumni Association

Creative Corner Graduation Batches


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Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese Chancellor

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nowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family” this quote by Nobel Peace Laureate Kofi Annan is very inspiring and gives a sense of fulfilment for all involved in the field of education. Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science treads with determination and commitment for three decades on the well laid out path by the late Founder Chairman Dr. KCG Verghese. I feel happy to note that HITS has continued to excel in all fields; and during the last academic year 2018-19 it witnessed innumerable accomplishments by the staff and students. Taking into account our commitment and drive

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towards quality education, NBA has accredited five undergraduate Engineering programmes namely, Aeronautical, Automobile, Computer Science, Civil and Mechanical; and NIRF 2019 has rated HITS in 95th position in India under Engineering Category. In the global arena QS i Gauge rated HITS with an overall Gold, and in QS BRICS Ranking HITS was ranked in 301-350 band among the World Universities. HITS has been bestowed with the Institute of the Year for Higher Education-South, award at the 12th ASSOCHAM Summit and IEN Higher Education Award as the University of the Year during the 7th Higher Education Summit. Students are a great asset of our institution and their success is attributed to their hard work and persistence in achieving their goals. It is heartening to note that HITS students have brought several accolades and many laurels and even gained entry into India Book of Records for their projects Jaihind 1S, Light Weight Satellite and Jhatayu, Asia’s First Flying Bike. It’s a matter of pride that with a view towards globalization HITS has provided the platform for students and staff to participate in semester exchange programmes and pursue research projects with partner institutions overseas. Services to the society have been one of the primary goals of our educational institution. Hindustan has always been in the forefront to reach out to the needy and lend a helping hand in times of crisis that arise due to natural calamities. HITS formed a team of volunteers under banner “Hindustan for Kerala and Tamil Nadu” and emergency supplies in kind, cash and services were rendered to the flood victims of both the states for their rehabilitation. I am proud to note that HITS has proved its worth and mettle in academics, extracurricular activities and philanthropy. The concerted and committed efforts of the entire Hindustan fraternity have enabled this institution to scale greater and newer heights and achieve laurels in all spheres of its activities. I congratulate the editorial team for compiling the HCELLENCE magazine in a meticulous manner.

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Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese Pro Chancellor

modest beginning of HITS way back in 1985, brings reminiscence of Late Dr. K.C.G. Verghese, a visionary, whose heart wept to introduce technical education to the young aspirants in India. Since then HITS has come a long way in making quality education affordable to all. We trust that to accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Every year HITS has been outwitting itself in performances which are recognized and honoured with several accolades. To refer a few, QS I-GAUGE Indian University Rating’s “GOLD” acknowledgement under categories such as Accreditation, Facilities, Teaching and Learning, Research, Entrepreneurship, Employability, Faculty, Quality, Student Diversity and Social Responsibility; NBA’s accreditation for technical courses offered by 5 departments, and NIRF rankings’ placement in 95th position in India under Engineering Category, and 30th in India among Private Engineering Institutions. Acknowledgements such as “Institute of the Year for Higher Education – South” at the 12th ASSOCHAM National Education Summit 2019, “Best Education Brands of 2018” award from Economic Times, and “Innovation by Deemed to be University” award at the Elets 13th World Education Summit, 2018 has enhanced our label. Notably, the entry made by students’ projects—Jaihind 1S, successfully tested at NASA and certified by India Book of Records as the World’s Lightest Satellite; and Jhatayu—most touted as Asia’s First Flying Bike duly certified by the India Book of Records. Each accolade and award that came our way has only reiterated our commitment to do better and scale greater heights. I take this opportunity to reiterate our commitment towards excellence in education. My heartiest congratulations to every member of HITS on their efforts to achieve!

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Dr. K.P. Isaac Vice Chancellor

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he academic year 2018-19 has brought several awards and accolades. We have improved the rankings in the Engineering category in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) to 95th position. Five undergraduate programmes viz, Aeronautical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering have been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation under the Tier 1 category. The QS Bricks Rankings, QS I-Gauge Rating, “Institute of the Year for Higher EducationSouth,” “IEN Higher Education,” “Best Education Brands 2018” awards, recording entries into India Book of Records for innovative projects, are a few other notable awards. The contributions of the faculty and students and other staff in bringing these laurels to this institution is remarkable. The improvement in the teaching learning process by implementing several academic reforms, involvement of the faculty and students in carrying out research and dissemination of the same through publication in indexed journals, the involvement of the students in various extracurricular and cocurricular activities in the socially relevant projects, participation of the industry in the academic activities are the real mantras for this great achievement. The University Magazine “HCELLENCE 2019” will give glimpses of our achievements and strategic steps to achieve the same. We continue to strive hard to achieve greater heights with several initiatives and academic reforms supported by improvements in infrastructure.

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Mr. Ashok Verghese Director

he ultimate goal of education is to carve out independent people who could be the sole architects of their lives; and HITS is proud in achieving this goal reflecting its motto. Being one of the pioneers in higher education field in the country, HITS has the onus of setting up new benchmarks for others to aspire. The year 2018-19 has been incredible. Awards such as “Institute of the Year for Higher Education-South;” “IEN Higher Education Award;” “Outstanding Higher Educational Institution for Skill Development;” NIRF Ranking of 95th in India under Engineering Category and 30th under Private Engineering Institutions; NBA accreditations for technical courses offered by Aeronautical, Automobile, Civil, Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering departments; QS Brics Ranking in the 301-350 band; QS I-Gauge’s overall GOLD recognition; entry to the India Book of Records through projects: Jaihind 1S, the lightest micro satellite; Jhatayu- Asia’s first flying bike; and the most economical Femto Satellite are some of the remarkable accomplishments the year witnessed. Each and every member of HITS fraternity is a stakeholder in its onward march and deserves a share of its achievements. I feel honour-bound to congratulate Team Hindustan! May the success HITS has attained this year lead to bigger achievements in the years to come.

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industan Institute of Technology and Science with over 3 decades of proven excellence in the area of Higher Education is rated as one of the most sought after Institution for Higher Studies in Engineering & Technology, Aviation, Architecture, Liberal Arts and Management studies. When we look back, 2018-19 was very promising - we got NBA Accreditation for all the 5 programmes we applied for, in addition to NIRF ranking, QS BRICS ranking, QS I-GAUGE and QS Star ratings, 5S Certification apart from several awards and recognitions bestowed on us. We have also registered exponential increase in terms of number of Publications and Research Projects. We have proven our capabilities in all fronts like Academics, Cultural, Sports and Social outreach. Timely help to needy during Kerala floods, Gaja cyclone etc. showcased our commitment and concern to the society.

Dr. Aby Sam Director

My best wishes to our students who have entered in ‘India Book of Records’ for their innovative projects: world’s lightest Satellite – Jaihind IS and Jhatayu - Asia’s first Flying Bike. I extent my hearty congratulations to all faculty and students for their untiring efforts and commitment which helped the Institution to reach its present enviable status as one of the Premier Teaching – Research Institution in the Country. My best wishes to all!

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Dr. Pon Ramalingam Registrar

Dr. N. Vasudevan Dean - Academics

Brig. Dr. Ravi Varman Dean - Administration

It is my pleasure to inform that, HITS always strive for excellence and get recognized for our efforts at both national and international levels from time to time. It gives me immense pride to share the important milestones achieved by the University such as NBA Accreditation for five undergraduate programmes namely, Aeronautical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering; NIRF ranking in 95th position in India under Engineering Category, QS Bricks Rankings in the 301-350 band in the World University Rankings 2019, and overall GOLD in the QS I-GAUGE Indian University Rating. The “Institute of the Year for Higher Education-South,” and “IEN Higher Education,” awards have yet again reassessed our excellence in providing quality education. I also congratulate winning entries “Jaihind 1S Satellite,” “Jhtayu Flying Bike,” and the “Most Economical Femto Satellite” into India Book of Records. Hcellence 2019 offers us the chance to reflect on, take pride in, and learn lessons from our journey. I would like to congratulate our faculty, students and other staff who brought laurels to our University in their attempts to excel in their chosen fields. It is dedication, passion and perseverance that always lays the road to success. I urge everyone to utilize wide range of opportunities available at HITS and continue the successful trend. Best wishes!

Contemplating on the last academic year makes me realize that HITS has had an absolute exciting and enlightening experience in 2018-19. The efforts taken by all departments in reaching excellence in education is laudable. The strenuous and dedicated works of Team HITS has resulted in attaining NBA Accreditation for 5 undergraduate programmes namely, Aeronautical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The NIRF ranking attained by HITS in 95th position in India under Engineering Category; 4th in Chennai, 11th in Tamil Nadu, 18th in South India, and 30th in India among Private Engineering Institutions has given great vibes for us to stay more focused and work with unified goal. The academic year 2018-19 has also seen appreciations through “Best Education Brands of 2018,” “Innovation by Deemed to be University,” and “Outstanding Higher Educational Institution for Skill Development” awards. I congratulate students for coming up with innovative projects Jaihind 1S and Jhatayu and getting placed in India Book of Records. My wishes to all students and faculty members for representations in events such as conferences, seminars, workshops, faculty development programmes, and competitions both in India and abroad. I believe this issue of Hcellence magazine will raise the spirits of the readers and motive to accomplish high.

We at HITS strive for excellence and get recognized for our efforts at both national and international levels from time to time. It gives me immense pride and pleasure to say that we have bagged several laurels such as NBA Accreditation for five undergraduate programmes namely, Aeronautical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering; NIRF ranking in 95th position, and QS Bricks Rankings, QS I-Gauge Rating, “Institute of the Year for Higher Education-South,” “IEN Higher Education,” “Best Education Brands 2018” awards, recording entries into India Book of Records for innovative projects, etc. Hcellence 2019 offers us the chance to reflect on, take pride in, and learn lessons from our journey. I would like to congratulate our faculty, students and other staff who brought laurels to our institution in their attempts to excel in their chosen fields. It is dedication, passion and perseverance that always lays the road to success. I urge everyone to utilize wide range of opportunities available at HITS and continue the successful trend. Best wishes!

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Prof. S. C. Sharma,

Director, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) I’m completely inspired by Dr. KCG Verghese’s vision and the way he has made it a reality. It’s heartening to see Hindustan train students in par with recent developments in science and technology. Man is the mosthandicapped species: since man cannot fly as a bird or run like a Cheetah, he designed technology to make up every possible thing he lacked and make life easy and beautiful. With novel inventions enabling humans consume less time, I insist everyone to dedicate time to accomplish worthy things like involving in painting, dancing, writing etc. as they are the real signs of higher activities of life. I hope the students’ community would affirm with me and actively involve themselves in pursuit of higher activities of life paying no compromise to education. At an institution like Hindustan, where opportunities are open at large, students are sure to graduate with flying colours.

Prof. K. K. Agarwal

Chairman, National Board of Accreditation Hindustan has a fine balance of academics, sports and extracurricular activities. It is such a great platform for students to utilize the facilities and trainings offered at a very early stage of learning. I’m happy to note that the college houses 14 Centres of Excellence exclusively for Research purpose with latest equipment. I’m appalled by the amount of Conferences and Seminars conducted by Hindustan in the academic year 2018-19; it is a sign as how the institution takes measures to keep itself updated in the stead fasting world. Learning experiences sought by reaching beyond the boundary of one’s core subject certainly enables in acquiring enhanced learning experiences. My wishes to all the awards winners under various categories at the University Day Celebrations and many wishes to Hindustan!

Prof. (Dr.) Anil Sahasrabudhe,

Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) I was delighted to be in Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science for the 9th Convocation and inauguration of Flight Simulator facility which gives hands on experience to students. Education must enlighten individuals making them not only lead life with confidence and dignity; but also instil humanness trait as well as moral codes. It’s important for any institution to hold strong industry and academia linkages so as to enable students get first hand training and learn the practical aspect of study. I’m happy to note that Hindustan has good research facilities and lays path in sensitizing students towards social issues and natural calamities as essential parameters of education. I would request students to stay connected with your alma mater and continue contributing towards its development. At this juncture, I congratulate HITS for establishing Alumni Chapters pan India and abroad as well. Best wishes to this clean and green campus!

Dr. E. Sreedharan

Principal Advisor, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Indeed, a great honour and recognition to receive the Hon. Degree of Doctor of Science from this prestigious institution. My gratitude to Hindustan for conferring me the degree. All great achievements are not individual centric; but efforts of a team. With a team of enthusiastic students guided by eminent faculty, greater achievements can for sure be accomplished. Success is certain and attainable irrespective of one’s impediments, through persistent efforts and earnest dedication. If excelling as a technocrat with knowledge is appreciative, owning a true character would demand appreciation from all— never forget, the ‘Crown and glory of life is Character.’ I beseech the student community to uphold ethical values, principles, and culture in par with any other achievement. Sincere wishes to Hindustan to soar great heights and serve community! Hcellence 2019

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Padmasri. Dr. Mayilswamy Annadurai

Distinguished Scientist, ISRO & Director, Tamil Nadu State Council for Science & Technology I’m thrilled to be here at Hindustan on a very apt day wherein we celebrate National Science Day commemorating the invention of Raman Effect by Sir C. V. Raman, the renowned Indian physicist and Nobel laureate. Befitting to the theme of Science Day 'Science for People and People for Science', we are fortunate to have the award ceremony of Hindustan Innovation Challenge 2018-19. While appreciating the participating teams, I emphasize the importance of perseverance and focus in the path of innovation. Great innovators of the world lived in the same world of a common man; what made them great was the power of observation! I wish the young students to pursue challenging careers and also uphold moral responsibilities aiding our nation fly high.

Mr. Prasad K. Panicker Executive Director, Kochi Refinery, Bharat Petroleum Corporation, Ltd. I fondly remember attending one of the public lectures of the Late Dr. K.C.G. Verghese, Founder, Hindustan Group of Institutions. He showed great mark of character as an effective and smart decision maker. In a technology driven world as now, I’m very much conscious of the uncertain implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Digital Technology on the job prospects for the upcoming generation of engineering world. In fact, I would like to see many students carryout research in such challenging areas and explore the possibilities of making technology human friendly. Hindustan with its Research Centres could encourage students on these line that would help develop India and the world. All the best for many more success to add more feathers to the laurel cap of Hindustan.

Mr. Lalit Gupta Joint Director General, Honorary Secretary General, Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI)

It’s my deemed privilege to visit Hindustan and being conferred with Honoris Causa degree at the 9th Convocation. Many congratulations to all the graduands on their convocation and their proud parents. At this remarkable day, I feel elated to see the huge gathering of graduands who are anxiously awaiting to receive their degree. All your dreams will materialize if they are chased with persistent efforts and commitment. It was a pleasure to be amidst you and know wonderful things being done here. Cheers to Hindustan!!

Justice K. Abraham Mathew Former Judge, High Court of Kerala

No institution becomes great automatically. It is made great by great men who have a vision. God acts through human beings. This institution is extremely a great one. Its Founder and Chairman, Late Dr. KCG. Verghese had a noble vision of shaping young minds with quality education and his successors are fulfilling his dreams with the same dedication and enthusiasm that he had. May God bless everyone attached to this institution and let them upbring graduates who would shoulder country's growth. I wholeheartedly wish Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science a great success in shaping the young minds!

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Mr. Shiv Khera Indian Author

Glad to address a session on “Make Success the Way of Life!” Our social world is essentially made up of two kinds of people: the good and bad. As much as good people are viewed for their positive role and contribution to the society, the bad ones are seen as the liability or hindrances for social development. To be a successful person in one’s respective field, it is mandatory to develop five key criteria—physical strength, mental strength, emotional strength, financial strength and spiritual strength. All these five criteria are the fulcrum for transforming oneself into a successful person. The term “Success” though a cliché, has its own power and thrill. Success is not an absence of problem, but one’s ability to overcome it. I wish my young students at Hindustan the very best for their successful and dazzling future!

Mr. Robert Burgess,

US Consul General, Chennai Thank you for the honour of inviting me to the University Day Celebrations. I very much appreciate the energy and enthusiasm of the students at HITS. It was remarkable to observe from the Annual Report of the heights reached by the institution over the academic year. I’m happy to see the great knowledge bond shared between India and the USA through evoking the great Nehru Fulbright Scholarship; and I hope it would benefit the rightly deserving candidates. I congratulate the student fraternity for their achievement; and special wishes to the faculty in guiding learners towards the same. All the very best for the institution to shine bright in days to come.

Mr. P.H. Kurian

IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management, Govt. of Kerala

Happy to inaugurate the Workshop on “Sustainable Solutions to Flood Management” towards “Climate Resilient Kerala.” To be present in Hindustan and deliberate on the theme that would help all of us detect crisis in advance has been the need of the hour. Case studies of successful flood management and suggested measures for real-time forecasting were productive. As an educational institute, Hindustan has the potential to go to much higher level. I wish all the best and success in future.

Mr. Kasuvenkata Krishna Reddy,

Former Civil Supplies Minister & Cooperative Minister, Govt. of Andra Pradesh, Hyderabad.

I express my gratitude to HITS for inviting me; it has truly brought in nostalgic memories of the Founder-Chairman and times we had discussed on moulding young learners towards a complete leader. I’m delighted to note the measures taken by the Management to improve the qualitative output of the students. I hope the institution would one day be one of the top ranked institutions in India and also get global acclaim.

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I am privileged to jot down these words of appreciation about Hindustan. This institution has motivated to think differently. May the almighty enable the present leadership to take the institution’s reputation in a newer dimension. Rev. Eapen Mathew Vicar-St. Paul’s Marthoma Church, Chennai.

Fantastic to visit the great institution. We would like to work collaboratively so as to equip learners with best resources and trainings.

Mr. Munish Sharma

Trade Commissioner, Australia

An excellent institution born out of the vision, drive, and perseverance of the Founder. Hindustan is doing yeoman service to countless students in education. My best wishes for greater accomplishments in future. Dr. T.S. Sridhar,

IAS, Additional Chief Secretary/Commissioner of Revenue Administration and State Relief Commissioner (Retd.), Govt. of Tamil Nadu

Great campus that reveals the heart of a visionary leader. A place of blessing and a place of learning and introspection.

Rev. C.A. Benjamin

National Director FEBA India, Bengaluru.

Fantastic to visit the great institution. We would like to work collaboratively so as to equip learners with best resources and trainings.

Dr S. Joseph Antony Associate Professor Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds, UK

Honoured to be part of the National Theatre and Scrabble Tournament conducted at Hindustan. I look forward to discover more of this institution.

Dr, Rohini Rao CEO, The Little Theatre

It was a wonderful experience to address students and staff on the importance of sports and bring in a sense of enlightenment on staying healthy through its practice.

Fantastic hospitality, and knowledge of inspiration all around. Thank you for having me on Women’s Day celebration.

Ms. Jayashree Mitra Senior Vice President, Standard Charted Bank, Chennai

Shri. Chandra Shekar, Arjuna Awardee and Former International Table Tennis Player

I had a ball performing in front of the excited students. Best ground event ever! Thank you for giving me this opportunity.

Pleasant feeling to shoot in Hindustan. Quite a memorable experience being here.

Mr. Sathyaraj Film Celebrity

Mr. Haricharan S Playback Singer

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Institution Rankings & Awards •• HITS is accredited with NAAC and obtained ‘A’ grade with ••

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a score of 3.3 out of 4. The NBA expert team visited our campus between 22 and 24 February 2019 for accreditation of Aeronautical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering UG programmes; and accredited all the five programmes for three years under Tier I (Washington Award). NIRF Rankings 2019 rated HITS as 4th in Chennai, 11th in Tamil Nadu, 18th in South India, and 30th in All India under Private Engineering Category. NIRF Rankings 2018 placed HITS in 101-150 band in the overall ranking of Institutions, 101-150 band among universities, 101-150 band in Engineering and 76-100 band in Management. Awarded an overall 3 Star Rating with 5 Stars for Teaching, Employability, Innovation, Inclusiveness and Facility by Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd. (QS), Rated for Excellence. Graded as Category II Deemed to be University as per the provision of the UGC Regulations. HITS is now eligible for all privileges under Clause 5 of the UGC Regulations, 2018. Rated in the 301-350 band in the World University Rankings 2019 by QS BRICS Ranking System. Rated GOLD (overall) in the QS I-GAUGE Indian University Rating. The score card indicates that HITS has been rated Diamond in the categories viz., Employability, Facilities and Accreditation; Gold in Teaching and Learning, Faculty Quality, Student Diversity, Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship; and Silver in Research. Selected by MHRD-AICTE to establish Institute Innovation

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Council (IIC), with unique distinction of being chosen in the first batch of 1000 Higher Education Institutions in India among 1600 applicants. 5S Certified by TUV Rheinland for successfully implementing 5S Work Place Management System was renewed on 1 December 2018. Conferred with “Outstanding Higher Educational Institution for Skill Development” award during Global India Education Forum at EAIE 2018, Geneva, Switzerland. Bestowed with “Innovation by Deemed to-be-University” Award at the Elets 13th World Education Summit, 2018 on 8 December. Awarded DELL EMC Centre of Excellence Certificate during Bridge 2018. Awarded the prestigious National Education Excellence Awards 2018 under “Best Institute Providing Global Exposure” and “Best B-School for Promoting Industry Academia Interface” categories during 11th ASSOCHAM Higher Education Summit 2018. Acknowledged with “IEN Higher Education Award” under University of the Year (South) for Exceptional Performance in Past Academic Year category during the 7th Higher Education Summit at New Delhi on 21 January 2019. Acknowledged with “Institute of the Year for Higher Education-South” award at the 12th ASSOCHAM National Education Summit 2019. The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) has entrusted the documentation work of 31 numbers of heritage buildings to the School of Architecture, HITS.

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese , Pro Chancellor received MGR Ratna Award in an event organized by the Srilankan Government.

Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese honoured with Inspirational Icon in Internationalization of Indian Education Award at EAIE 2018, Geneva, Switzerland.

Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director honoured with Microsoft’s Adoption of Social Media in Academia (ASMA) Convention Award at its Annual Convention. He also received Speaker Award for imparting insights at the convention.

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•• Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Pro Chancellor, HITS has been

on Waste Energy and Environment 2018 at Sathyabama University. »» Mrs. C.E. Geethadevi, Assistant Professor, EEE, received Competent Communicator – International Award from Toast Master International on 12 November 2018. »» Dr. A. Sherine, Head, Languages, and Ranking received the “Speaker Award” for participating in the round table discussion during the 13th World Education Summit held in Mumbai on 8 December 2018. »» Dr. A.L. Vallikannu, Associate Professor, ECE, won “India Innovation Challenge” award in the Design Contest 2018 by Texas Instrument. »» Dr. Dilip A Shah, Dean, Aeronautical, received “Aerospace Excellence Award” from Aeronautical Society of India, Chennai Branch on 24 January 2019. »» Dr. A. Rajakumar, Assistant Professor, Maths received “Best Scientist Award” in Mathematics from the International Multidisciplinary Research Foundation on 14 March 2019. »» Mr. Robert Divine, Assistant Professor, Languages received "Competent Communicator" Award from Toast Masters International for completion of the task assigned. »» Mr. S. Ravi, Assistant Professor, CSE received “Toast Masters International Award.” »» Fg. Offr. Giri Rangarajan, Assistant Professor, EEE secured the highest score in “All India Senior Division NCC Officers’ Refresher Course” at the Air Force Station, Tambaram and bagged First place in the Order of Merit with exceptional grading between 11 June and 7 July 2018. »» Fg. Offr. Giri Rangarajan won the Over All India Vayu Sena Cup 2018 while representing Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & the Andaman & Nicobar Islands Air Wing NCC Directorate as the Contingent Commander. He is also promoted as Flight Lieutenant by NCC Headquarters, New Delhi with effect 4 October 2018. »» Mr. K. Gnanasekaran, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and NSS Coordinator was awarded for contribution towards Rotaract movement in MATRAM conducted by the Rotary international district 3232 on 15 February 2019.

elected as Vice President of Aeronautical Society of India. •• Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, received the “Inspirational ICON in Internationalization of India Education” award during Global India Education Forum at EAIE 2018, Geneva, Switzerland. •• Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese received "MGR Ratna Award" at Bharath Ratna, MGR 102nd Birth Anniversary Celebrations, organized by the Srilankan Government. •• Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, has been honoured with Microsoft's Adoption of Social Media in Academia (ASMA) Convention Award at its 2nd Annual Convention and Awards on 1 September 2018. •• Mr. Ashok Verghese was bestowed with "Educational Entrepreneur of the Year award at the 12th ASSOCHAM National Education Summit 2019. •• 17 faculty members have received awards during the year. »» Dr. Rajarajan Gopal, Professor, Physics, received the “Best Senior Researcher Award” (Male above 40 years) in Global Education and Corporate Leadership Awards. »» Mr. S.K. Shankar, Assistant Professor, CSE, received “Appreciation for Fostering an Ecosystem Bridging Government, Industry and Academia” by DST and Texas Instruments. »» Dr. Pratheeba Paul, Professor, Civil Engineering received “Best Research 2018” award from International Journal for Research under Literal Access. »» Mr. C.S. Karunakaran, Assistant Professor, Aeronautical Engineering received “Best Mentor – International Aerospace Activities” award from IAAA at IIT Guwahati, Assam. Dr. Michael Barratt, Astronaut, NASA bestowed the award. »» Mr. T. Shanmuganathan, Faculty in-charge, Centre for Automotive Electronics, and Assistant Professor, Automobile Engineering has been appreciated by DST & Texas Instruments for “Fostering an Ecosystem Bridging Government, Industry and Academia.” »» Mr. Vijay Samuel, Assistant Professor, Chemical, won the “Best Paper Award” at the International Conference

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students and 254 PG students were admitted during this academic year making the total student strength of 7000. 64 Value Addition Courses were offered to prepare students for better career options and enhance employability. For the academic year 2018-19, lot of reputed companies have visited campus. IBM, Infosys, Kaar Technologies, Zoho Corp, Data Patterns, Juspay, Saint Gobain Glass, DBS Bank,

American Express, IDBI Federal, etc. to name a few.

•• A 12-day Pre-placement Training in Employability Skills by Placement Department has produced excellent results in recruitment of Infosys and other companies.

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INFRASTRUCTURE AND FACILITIES Jupiter Hostel ‘multi-utility’ Reception Block

Sports Cafe

Sports Gym

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Clinic

F20 3D Printer

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»» The newly constructed Jupiter Hostel for boys, has been »» Edison Centre, the hub for School of Liberal Arts & Applied provided with a state of the art ‘multi-utility’ Reception Block, with following facilities to the students to refresh their mind & body.

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Sciences, was elevated with 3rd floor spacing 7 classrooms & 2 staff rooms.

»» STRATASYS F20 3D Printer worth Rs. 38 lakh was procured for the Centre for Simulation in Engineering and Design.

»» The Flight Simulator, ALSIM 250 in the SIMCENTRE of the Aeronautical Department was inaugurated by Shri Lalit Gupta, Joint Director General, Office of the DGCA, Honorary Secretary General, AeSI on 15 September 2018.

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INTERNATIONAL MOUS 26 International Academic MoUs were signed with leading Universities in France, China, Japan, Philippines, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Thailand, South Africa, Sudan, Taiwan, Philippines, Estonia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Denmark, Iran, Bangladesh, Germany, Brazil for student, staff, and scholars exchange, joint research, summer programmes and conferences.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES 404 scholars are currently undergoing Ph.D. studies in the campus and number of fulltime scholars has increased to 64. The institute encourages fulltime research by providing assistance to them.

Ph.D. Degrees

Patents

Projects Sanctioned

Publications by Faculty in International /National Journals & Conference Proceedings

42 Ph.D. degrees were awarded during the year 2018-19. 5 projects with a project outlay of Rs.105.40 lakhs have been sanctioned by Funding Agencies such as DRDO, SERB, NSTL and Royal Academy of Engineering.

11 complete specifications have been filed during the period.

236 papers indexed in Scopus and WoS are published.

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED 158 programmes including 2 International Symposia, 3 International Seminars, 4 International Conferences, 2 National Conferences, 2 Symposia, 54 Seminars/Workshops, 64 Guest Lectures and 27 FDPs were organized during the year.

International Symposia

HITS - Yokohama International Symposium on “State-of-the-art Technologies and Market in Waste Water Treatment in India, on 5 September 2018. International Symposium on “Smart Materials” and Workshop on “ Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)” on 30 October 2018.

International Seminars

International Seminar on “Applications of Graph Theory in Networking Resources” on 16 July 2018. International Seminar on “QS Rankings and Ratings and Prospects of HITS in World Rankings” on 13 December 2018. International Seminar on “Engineering Science Research Beyond Disciplinary Boundaries” on 3 January 2019.

International Conferences

International Conference on “Robotics, Automation and Non Destructive Evaluation (RANE)” on 19 July 2018. International conference on “Cognitive IoT with Big data & Cloud (ICCIBC 2018)” on 25 and 26 October 2018. International Conference on “Sustainable Environment and Energy (ICSEE 2019)” on 21 and 22 February 2019. International Conference on “Physics and Chemistry of Solids” on 7 and 8 March 2019.

National Conference

National Conference on “Aerospace Technology NCAT 2018” on 27 and 28 September 2018. National Conference on “Water, Energy and Environment” on 21 and 22 March 2019.

Other Events

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Students of B.Sc. Fashion Design was conducted on 14 August 2018 at the Park Hotel, Chennai. Science Meet was conducted on 7 September 2018. Workshop on “Sustainable Solutions to Flood Management Towards Climate Resilient Kerala” was conducted on 24 October 2018. The 3rd World Technology University Congress jointly hosted by HITS and IIT Madras had participants from global universities and industries to discourse on current and future challenges faced by the world from 28 to 30 November 2018. Computer Security Day was celebrated on 5 December 2018. Headway Foundation in association with HITS and Y’s Men International organized “Rendezvous with Dr. Kamal Haasan” commemorating International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 25 January 2019.

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INBOUND & OUTBOUND PROGRAMMES Student Outbound

Staff Outbound

113 students of HITS participated under semester exchange programmes, summer programmes, cultural exchange programmes, and global learning programmes in foreign universities across the globe.

11 HITS faculty members participated under staff exchange programmes, Ph.D. and joint research at universities in several continents.

Student Inbound

13 students from foreign partner universities participated in semester exchange programmes at HITS.

Staff Inbound

10 faculty members from foreign universities visited HITS under staff exchange and research activities. 21 Guest lectures were delivered by International delegates in 2018-19. 120 International delegates from foreign universities visited HITS for exploring opportunities for academic cooperation between universities.

CONVOCATION

The 9th Convocation was celebrated in grandeur on 15 September 2018, wherein 1229 graduands including 35 Ph.D., 3 M.Phil., 162 PG, 780 UG, and 249 UG Arts and Science received their degree. Prof. (Dr.) Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) was the Chief Guest. Mr. Lalit Gupta, Joint Director General, Office of the Director General of Civil Aviation, Honorary Secretary General, Aeronautical Society of India was the Guest of Honour who was conferred with Honoris Causa award.

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A Special Convocation of HITS for conferment of Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) to Dr. E. Sreedharan, Principal Advisor, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was held on 2 February 2019. Dr. S.C. Sharma, Director, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) was the Chief Guest. Mr. Prasad K. Panicker, Executive Director, Kochi Refinery, Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. was the Guest of Honour. 7 Ph.D. graduands were privileged to be awarded their degree at the event amidst the most celebrated guests.

ACHIEVEMENTS Staff Achievement

India’s Most Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs.

Ms. ARM Ltd. UK donated Development Software Keil Tools (MDK-PRO FLEX FL (1 Year) LC Floating License (100 users) each worth $11,400/- to the School of Electrical Sciences for teaching hands on ARM DSP systems owing to the huge efforts of Dr. Uppu Ramachandraiah, Professor & Head, EEE.

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Dinesh Kumar won Phase II competition of Indian Air Force Swarm Drone Competition at New Delhi on 22 December 2018. The team got selected to Phase III as one of the Top 10 teams from 1500 teams as per results on 3 January 2019. Ms. Deepak, Ms Sree Yuktha and Mr. Azhar of 1st B. Tech. CSE won I prize and cash award of Rs. 10,000/- in Hackathon for AI and ML at KCG College of Engineering and Technology, Chennai. Ms. Kavitha G, Ms. Pooja Priyadarshni and R. Priyadharsini of 2nd B.Sc. Fashion Design, secured II position in Paper Dress Making Competition during Chennai International Youth Festival held on 17 September 2018. Mr. Jagan Karthik G, Mr. Arivarasu D.R and Mr. Surya R of 4th B. Tech. Chemical won II prize in Paper Presentation at Phenochem’18. Ms. Prithvi, Mr Hafiz Hassan and Mr Ammar K of 2nd year, B. Tech. CSE won II Prize and Cash Award of Rs. 5,000/in Hackathon for AI and ML held at KCG College of Engineering and Technology on 1 March 2019.

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Individual Events

•• Mr. S. Naveen, 3rd B. Tech. IT received “IETCLN YP Leadership 2017-18 Chapter Based Award.”

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Sports Achievements

HITS Team won 23 Winners trophies and 14 Runners trophies in National/State Intercollege and Interuniversity Basketball, Cricket, Football, Volleyball tournaments under Men & Women categories. 14 students received medals and cash prizes in various sports events.

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•• Mr. Washington Sundar, 2nd BBA represented Indian Cricket Team in ODI and T20.

•• Ms. T. Dharshini, 2nd B. Com. represented Indian Women Basketball team.

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position in Technical Symposium COGNIT 18 at MNM Jains Engineering College, Chennai. Ms. Madhura G. Joshi, 3rd B. Tech. CSE received special mention as the “Young Speaker” amongst representations from Google and other leading companies at Google Developer Fest’18, DEVFEST on 27 October 2018. Ms. N. Deepti, 1st B.Sc. Fashion Design secured First position in Accessory Design Competition held at Chennai International Youth Festival held on 12 September 2018. Ms. B. Sandhya, 2nd B.Sc. Fashion Design won Gold Medal in NCC – Tamil Nadu State Shooting. Ms. Ranjini R, 1st B.Sc. Fashion Design won Solo Singing held during Chennai International Youth Festival on 11 September 2018. Rtr. Vempati Bala Tatwick, 4th B. Tech. CSE was awarded as "Budding CEO Award" in Namma year heroes conducted by Rotary international district 3232 on 14 February 2019.

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ALUMNI ACTIVITIES

HITS Alumni Association (HITSAA) is active with the conduct of reunion of batches and meetings in the Chapters of the Alumni. Alumni are continuously contributing to their alma mater by way of instituting Alumni Awards, and involving in Alumni Talk.

SOCIAL OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

Recognizing Merit Scholarship/Fee Concession Student scholarships and fee concessions were granted to 3043 students worth Rs. 24.01 Crores.

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Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, CEO, Hindustan Group of Institutions (Left) and Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (Right) handing over a cheque worth Rs. 50 lakhs to Chief Minister of Kerala, Sri Pinarayi Vijayan (Centre) towards Kerala Relief Fund.

From Third Left: Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, CEO, Hindustan Group of Institutions handing a cheque to Thiru. Edappadi K. Palaniswami, Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu at Secretariat, Fort St. George towards Chief Minister Relief Fund. Also seen are Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor, Hindustan Group of Institutions (Second Left); and Dr. Susan Marthandan, Director, Hindustan College of Arts and Science (First Left).

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Hindustan for Kerala (H4K) The catastrophic damage caused by the recent floods due to unprecedented rains in Kerala had made a call to the conscience of the nation. The Hindustan Group of Institutions (HGI), Chennai, was at the forefront involving themselves in relief measures lending helping hand to the victims and trying to restore the beauty of God's own country. We collaboratively took various humanitarian initiatives under the banner Hindustan for Kerala (H4K) both in the form of material and monetary contributions. The Operation H4K was carried out relief consignments in three phases between 25 August and 25 September 2018 in Chengannur, Allappuzha, Thrissur, Kottayam, and Ranni, the major towns severely devastated by the flash floods. The unparalleled enthusiasm and dedications shown by students and faculty reflected in the voluntary services and substantial donations they made in the form of essential relief commodities. Around 50 lakhs rupees were spent on items such as nutritional consumptions, imperishable food comprising 5500 kg of rice, 1000 kg of dhal varieties, 200 kg of flour, biscuits; kitchenware essentials such as gas stoves, utensils, and dosa pans; over 1300 sanitizing wares and toiletries; blankets, towels, bed sheets, pillows and buckets; survival essentials including mosquito repellent, coils, candles, match boxes, first aid kits etc. H4K relief team also visited the flood ravaged colonies in the vicinity, expressed their solidarity with its victims, and extended helping hands. Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Pro Chancellor, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science; and Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science had the privilege of meeting the Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala Sri Pinarayi Vijayan on behalf of Hindustan Group of Institutions and presented a cheque for Rs. 50 lakhs to express our solidarity with the people of Kerala. Hindustan Group of Institutions has maintained their mission to those in distress in times of humanitarian grief and crisis. We thank all our contributors for their service and donations towards this noble act of kindness.

Hindustan for Tamil Nadu Cyclonic Storm Gaja was the fifth named cyclone of the 2018 Indian Ocean cyclone season. Gaja made a huge trail of destruction in the districts of Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Pudukottai, Dindigul, Trichy, Karur, Sivaganga, Ramanathapuram, Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu and Karaikal in the Union territory of Puducherry. At least 50 people were killed, over 100 cattle and 600 goats were also killed in the cyclone. About 250,000 people were evacuated to relief camps. More than 117,000 houses, including thatched huts and tiled roof houses were damaged. As a mark of our solidarity with the victims of Gaja cyclone, and expression of condolences, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science and Dr. K.C.G. Verghese Foundation made a monetary contribution worth Rs.25 lakhs towards the Chief Minister Relief Fund for expediting the process of relief work and restoring normalcy to the victims.

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Celebrations Christmas

"The celebration of a ray of light, the divine birth in manger, and glory of God is Christmas in essence."

14 December 2018 marked the day of celebration with Mr. Sadhu Chellappa, Founder, Agni Ashram, Chennai as the Chief Guest. In his message, Mr. Chellappa correlated Christmas and gifts: “The joy is all about gifts . . . Let us gift an enemy, forgiveness; an opponent, tolerance; a friend, our heart; to all, charity; to every child, a good example; and to ourselves, respect!” The mellifluous choir rendition of carols praising the exaltation of the Lord accompanied by orchestra, dance forms from Hindustan International School got appreciations from all. With gleeful entry of Santa Claus wishing “Merry Christmas” and a “Happy New Year,” and “Silent Night” sung, the celebrations came to a denouement. th

World Theatre Day

70 Republic Day

On 27 March 2019, Athena’s Masquerade Theatre Club – one of the English Literary Clubs of the Department of Languages celebrated the World Theatre Day “Above & Beyond” - a sojourn through drama inviting more than 450 students, teachers and theatre lovers. Ms. Shaan Katari Libby, Advocate and Committee Member of A to Zee Creativity was the Chief Guest of the event. Crea-Shakthi, a leading theatre production in Chennai, trained 30 students of Masquerade club on the nuances of theatre for 30 weeks finally acclaiming to present a full-fledged triple production show in three different acts namely, “The Prisoners,” “Return of the Queen,” and “Anima Verto.” on World Theatre Day.

Pongal

Pongal Celebration 2019 gathered students, teaching and nonteaching staff decked in traditional attire for preparing sweet pongal in new earthen pots with all religious rights and special Pooja performed on 15 January 2019 at Open Air Theatre. Traditional games like Uriadi, and also Lemon in the spoon, Musical Chair, and Folk dances rose the spirit of Pongal celebration. Bullock cart ride drew interest of large number of gathering and made the ride memorable. Celebration came to a fine closure with tempting Pongal and pieces of sugarcane distributed.

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The 70th Republic Day was celebrated with great fervour in all its solemnity, grandeur and respect on 26 January 2019. The NCC Cadets performed a brilliant march-past and reported to the dais followed by hoisting of the National Flag by Dr. K P Isaac, Vice Chancellor, HITS. All the Deans, HoDs, staff and students of HITS gave a salute to the national flag with pride and took a pledge to uphold honor, integrity, diversity and the uniqueness of our country. The chief guest at the event Wg. Cdr. M. Pargunan Commanding Officer of 1(TN) AIR SQN NCC, and a renowned pilot of AN32 Aircraft and Microlite delivered a riveting speech and felicitated the students and staff members for their remarkable achievements in the year 2018. www.hindustanuniv.ac.in


National Science Day

'Science for People and People for Science' formed the theme of National Science Day celebrated on 28 February 2019 commemorating the invention of Raman Effect by Sir C. V. Raman, the renowned Indian physicist and Nobel laureate. Padmasri. Dr. Mayilswamy Annadurai, Distinguished Scientist, ISRO and Director, Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology, while presiding over the function voiced, “Great innovators of the world lived in the same world of a common man; what made them great was the power of observation!” It was befitting to the theme of Science Day, for having the award ceremony of Hindustan Innovation Challenge 2018-19.

International Women's Day

Founder's Memorial Day

The 13th Founder’s Memorial Day was observed on 14 February 2019. Homage to Late Dr. K.C.G. Verghese, Founder-Chairman, Hindustan Group of Institutions (HGI) was paid by Principals, Deans, Heads, Faculty and Students from all Hindustan Group of Institutions, and distinguished invitees with due benevolence and respect for the person. A video compiling the legacy of over 5 decades of journey of HGI brought scintillating admiration to the Founder and his accomplishment in building HGI, the huge edifice of education. The event captured the release of “Dr. KCG Verghese Charitable Foundation Newsletter” by Dr. Mrs.Elizabeth Verghese, whose first copy was received by the Chief Guest, Dr. T.S. Sridhar, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary/Commissioner of Revenue Administration and State Relief Commissioner (Retd.), Govt. of Tamil Nadu.

The International Women’s Day 2019 was celebrated for a week with a lot of enthusiasm and involvement from students and staff. Several competitions were conducted to commemorate the celebrations including Rangoli, Digital Poster, PPT, Cooking without Fire, Debate for Staff and Students which incited fervent participation from all. Ms. Jayashree Mitra, Senior Vice President, Standard Charted Bank, Chennai presided over the main celebration held on 7 March 2019 as the Chief Guest and distributed prize for the winners of competitions.

University Day

University Day celebrated on 5 April 2019 was an apt forum to award students and staff achievers under various categories such as academics, research, innovation, alumni, voluntary services, sports. A total of 300 student awards and 20 staff awards were given by HITS in recognition of hard work and commitment. Prof. Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, Chairman, National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi and Mr. Robert G. Burgess, US Consul General, Chennai graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour. Mr. Robert G. Burgess acknowledged the long association between HITS and the USA Consulate in Chennai and lauded HITS for its stupendous achievements. Prof. Dr. K.K. Aggarwal in his address urged students to seek learning experiences by reaching beyond the boundary of one’s core subject and develop interdisciplinary approach to become great problem solvers.

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culturals Fiesta 2018

YARONA

Fiesta, Hindustan’s Freshers’ Day was celebrated for Engineering, Architecture, and Liberal Arts on 25 and 26 October 2018 to welcome newcomers in a friendly atmosphere and avoid social evils. Mr. Karthik Thirunarayanan, Director, ORACLE Solutions Engineering, Chennai and Mr. Mathi Ezhil Arasu, Vice President – Clear Steps, Principal Consultant, Trainer & Quality Advisor, Chennai presided as Chief Guests. FIESTA had cultural events starting with dance, mime, and musical performances by the various Freshers’ teams. The auditorium reverberated with the echoes of the music and filled the air with joy to the Freshers’ dance, mime, and musical performances.

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Delight for the heart, mind and soul!

A vibrant and humongous inter-departmental cultural fest “YARONA 2019” was hosted on 29 and 30 March 2019. Around 250 student volunteers and 210 faculties were actively involved in successfully organizing YARONA 2019. The celebration saw a huge contingent of cultural troupes numbering about 423 teams and 1647 (Boys 846, Girls 801) representations under 47 events such as Indian & Western Solo/Group Dance, Vocals, Street Play, Solo/Duet Dance, Clash of Bands, Western Music Group, Rap & Beat Boxing, Instrumentals, Adzap, Mime, Mimicry, Stand-up Comedy, Face Painting, Junk Art, Puddle Jumper, Watermelon Mania, Cinematic Events such as Lights Camera Action, Groove on Beats, Diehard Fan, etc., Woofer ON with Dance, Rain Dance, Treasure Hunt, DJ War, Super Human, Full of Hot Air, Don’t Blow the Kings, etc., that were held concurrently at nine different venues. Veteran experts in their respective fields and senior Professors contributed hugely in adjudging the winners of this magnificent event. Based on the overall scores, the results were prepared and sent to the prize distribution committee. Mr. Ashok Verghese, the Director, HITS honoured the valedictory function held at the Main Ground in the evening and declared the result for YARONA 2019 cultural competitions. The Chief Guest for the event was Mr. Haricharan, Playback Singer whose captivating live performance enthralled the audience. The Overall Championship and Rolling Trophy was conferred on the School of Science and Humanities. Department of Aeronautical Engineering bagged the Runner Up trophy.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (Established 1996)

DEPARTMENT ACHIEVEMENT Accredited with NBA certification for three years.

DR. DILIP SHAH DEAN

DR. R. ASOKAN HEAD

STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS

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Anand Jacob Verghese, Pro Chancellor, HITS was elected as Vice President for Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI) on 27 January 2019. Dr. Dilip A Shah, Dean, received “Aerospace Excellence Award” from AeSI Chennai Chapter during the AeSI Chennai Branch General Body Meeting at Airport Quality Inn Chennai on 25 January 2019. Mr. C. S. Karunakaran, Assistant Professor received “Best Mentor – International Aerospace Activities” from IAAA at IIT Guwahati, Assam from NASA’s Active Astronaut Michael Barratt on 1 September 2018. Mr. G. Dinesh Kumar, Assistant Professor received HITS Award for mentoring Jaihind 1S - Student Satellite Team on 15 August 2018.

Random click of Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Pro Chancellor, HITS with Dr G. Satheesh Reddy, Chairman, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Secretary, Department of Defence R&D, Government of India during the AeSI election.

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

•• Jaihind 1S - World’s lightest satellite was launched from NASA on 6 ••

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September 2018; and has made entry in the India Book of Records on 10 September 2018. Aero HTBI Student Start-up Jhatayu was recognized as India’s First Flying Bike by India Book of Records on 2 February 2019. Team Jhatayu also received “Best Innovation Award” from IAAA at IIT Guwahati, Assam on 1 September 2018. Team KRATOS represented the School in the Advance Class Category at SAE Aero Design East-2019 in Texas, USA between 8 and 10 March 2019.

Creators of Jaihind 1S: Mr. KJ Harikrishnan, Mr. P. Amarnath, Mr. G. Sudhi and Mr. T. Giri Prasad with their satellite.

Student startup Jhatayu and the Flying Bike prototype at display.

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EVENTS

•• AERO EXPO 2019 was organized for the first year students on 15 April 2019.

•• National conference on Aerospace Technology •• •• ••

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(NCAT) in association with AeSI and DRDO was organized on 27 and 28 September 2018. “Accident Investigation Seminar On Ethiopian Airliner – Boeing 747 Max” was organized on 14 March 2019. Drone Workshop involving the Chennai Model Aircraft hobbyists was organized on 8 December 2018. Throw Glider Competition was conducted by Aero Club towards World Students Day and Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s 87th Birthday Celebrations on 15 October 2018. Invited lecture on “Astronomy for Beginners” was organized on 20th March 2019. Invited lecture of Dr. Sudhir Mishra, Distinguished Scientist & CEO&MD, BrahMos Aerospace, DRDO was organized on 12 October 2018. Guest lecture on “Evolution and Future of Aerospace” was organized on 18 September 2018. Dr. Lalith Gupta, DG DGCA gave invited lecture on “Current Trends in Aviation” on 15 September 2018. Dr. APJ Memorial Day celebration was organized in association with AeSI Chennai Branch on 27th July, Space Painting and Space Quiz competition was organized owing to Dr. APJ Memorial Day celebrations on 27 July 2018

Dr. Dilip A Shah, Dean SOA; Dr. K.P. Isaac, VC HITS; Dr. N. Muthuveerappan, Outstanding Scientist, GTRE; Dr. Ramanujachari, Head CDTS; Dr. R. Asokan, HOD SOA during the inauguration of NCAT 18.

OTHERS

•• Dr. Dilip A Shah attended IIRS Academia Meet 2019 organized •• •• •• ••

Inauguration of Throw Glider Competition by Mr. M. Manikandan, Head-India, Supplier Quality and Zero Defect, Supply Chain, Rolls-Royce.

by Department of Space, ISRO, Government of India on 14 March 2019 at Dehradun. Dr. J Ashok Babu, Professor, Mr. G. Dinesh Kumar, and Mr. Jensin Joshua, Assistant Professor represented the School at Aero India 2019 at Bangalore from 22 to 24 February 2019. Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Dr. R. Asokan, Professor and Head attended Aeronautical Society of India AGM at Hyderabad on 27 January 2019. Mr. G. Dinesh Kumar and Mr. C. S. Karunakaran represented the School during 5th International Hot Air Balloon Festival at Mahindra World City from 6 to 8 January 2019. 25 faculty members visited Chennai International Airport on 7 December 2018 towards celebration of “International Aviation Day.”

Team KRATOS at the SAE Aero Design East in Texas, USA.

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SCHOOL OF architecture

ARCHITECTURE (Established 1993)

DEPARTMENT ACHIEVEMENTS

•• Received an “Award of Recognition” at the Transparence Grand Finale of Ethos held at Chennai on 15 March 2018.

•• The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) has entrusted the

documentation work of 31 numbers of heritage buildings to the School of Architecture, HITS.

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STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

HEAD

•• Mr. Rohit Ram Sundar, and Mr.Karthikeyan T.,

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4th year B. Arch. presented their “Urban Study of Urban Ecology and Resilience – Mylapore” during Urban Design Workshop conducted by AARDE Foundation on 16 August 2018. Ms. K.R. Pavithra, 5th year B. Arch. was selected for participation in “Exhibiting in the Annual Show - Respect Me,” part of NYC Design Week at New York in May 2018. She also participated in Poster Design Competition in an International Online Magazine Arch Daily and her design featured in the May 2018 issue. Ms. M. Aarthee, 5th year B. Arch. was awarded IGBC Accredited Professional Certificate in an examination conducted by CII and IGBC. Ms. Jala Suhitha, 2nd year, M. Arch. gave a presentation on “NARI for NARA” - a get together to strengthen and support leadership of Visionary Leader Sri Chandra Babu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andra Pradesh.

EVENTS

•• International Symposium on “Indian Urban Futures

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Mr. S. Ravi Varman, Member, Indian Cinematographers Society (Centre) with Dr. Sheeba Chander, Head, Architecture (Left) and Prof. Verghese Oommen, Design Chair, Architecture with Azione, Chiaroscuro’s souvenir.

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III - Scaling up Eco-Housing in Indian Cities” in association with Urbanism Environmental Design (UrbED) Trust, London, U.K, UDC, Chennai, and Social Change and Development (SCAD) Tirunelveli, India was conducted on 4 March 2019. National level Symposium CHIAROSCURO 2018 focusing on “Digital Intervention in Cinematic Architecture” was conducted on 4 October 2018. Panel Discussion on "Architectural Photography" in association with Chennai Photo Biennale was conducted on 23 March 2019. Seminar on “Photography as an Exploration of Past and the Future” in association with Chennai Photo Biennale was organized on 28 February 2019. Guest Lecture on “The Campus Design” by Ar.Biju Kuriakose, ArchitectureRed, Chennai was organized on 5 March 2019. Guest lecture on “Understanding Sustainable Architecture” was delivered on 30 August 2018. Workshop for 1st year B. Arch. Students on “Allegory” was held on 10 and 11 October 2018 at Dakshinachitra, Chennai. Summer Programme on “Thinking Spaces Dancing Minds & The Noble Salvage – Architecture & Journalism” was conducted on 16 and 17 May 2019. Summer programme on “Architecture – Theory, Memory, and Digital Intervention was conducted from 15 to 18 May 2019. Winter Programme on “GIS for Urban Design and Planning” was organized on 29 and 30 November 2018. Training programme on “Architecture and Acoustics” was conducted in association with Ecophon, Saint Gobain on 24 August 2018.

Ar. Sam Thomas, CEO and Director for Neo-interaction Designs, Bangalore as Guest of Honour of Chiaroscuro.

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International Symposium on Indian Urban Futures III - Scaling up Eco-Housing in Indian Cities

Ms. Catherine Lentinegger, Visual Artist and Photographer, Switzerland (Centre) in a Seminar on “Photography as an Exploration of Past and the Future.”

Prof. Verghese Oommen, Design Chair, Architecture welcoming Dr. Benny Kuriakose, Urban Conservationist during a guest lecture on "Understanding Suistainable Architecture."

Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, HITS, delivering the Presidential address during Panel Discussion on "Architectural Photography."

OTHERS

•• Dr. Sheeba Chander, Ar. D. Karthigeyan, Associate Professor attended Indo-French Workshop for Academia – Industry Partnership – Smart Cities Connectivity & Electric Mobility at Hyatt Regency, Chennai.

•• Ar. S. Chellakumar, Associate Professor, presided as Chief Guest for the AICTE-QIP Digital Design Process at Thiyagarayar College of Engineering, Madurai and gave a presentation on “Digital Designing Process” on 7 January 2019.

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CIVIL ENGINEERING (Established 1985)

DEPARTMENT ACHIEVEMENTS Accredited with NBA certification for three years.

Dr. T. P. Somasundaran HEAD

STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS

•• Dr. T. S. Parvati, Assistant Professor was awarded Ph. D. in August 2018.

•• Dr. Preethi V., Associate Professor, received

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fund of Rs. 2,00,000 from Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) towards conduct of 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Environment and Energy (ICSEE2018)" on 21 and 22 February 2019. Dr. P. S. Joanna, Professor won “Best Non Circuit Faculty Award” organized by ASDF in May 2018 Best Researcher Award 2018-organized by International Journal for Research Under Literal Access. Dr. Pratheeba Paul, Professor won “Best Researcher Award” 2018 in June 2018. Mr. L.V. Umashankar, Assistant Professor won “Teaching Excellence Award” on 5 April 2019.

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

•• Mr. V.S. Srivishnu, Ms. P. Pooja, 3rd B. Tech. won First Prize of

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Cash Rs. 5000 in the Climate Change Quiz 2019, organized by Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Anna University on 20 February 2019. Mr. V.S. Srivishnu, 3rd B. Tech. won First Prize of Cash Rs. 5000 in TACHEO 2019 for Best Paper Presentation on “STAP Generator" organized by Govt. College of Engineering, Tirunelveli on 5 March 2019.

Dignitaries with ICSEE 2019 proceedings. Read Right: Dr. V. Preethi, Convener, ICSEE 2019, Dr. Rizalman Mamat, Dean-Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia; Dr. K. P. Isaac, Vice Chancellor, HITS; Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor, HITS; Dr. Muthupandian Ashokkumar, Asst. Deputy Vice Chancellor International, University of Melbourne, Australia; Dr. Riyadh Al-Ameri, Director-Higher Degrees by Research, Deakin University, Australia; Dr. Juan Luis Ramous Suarez, Co-Founder and Technical Director, Incom Biogenfer S.L., Gran Canaria, Spain; Dr. T. P. Somasundaram, Head, Civil Engineering; and Dr. Jessy Rooby, Professor, Civil Engineering.

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EVENTS

•• Formed ASCE Student Chapter on 30 January 2019.

•• International Conference on “Sustainable ••

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Environment and Energy” (ICSEE) was organized on 21 and 22 February 2019. Two-day Seminar on “New Trends and Applications of Software in Civil Engineering” was organized on 7 May 2018. Seminar on “An Overview of Soil and Rock Mechanics, Foundation Design and Geotechnical Engineering" was conducted on 11 September 2018. Seminar on “3R Technologies” was organized on 4 September 2018. Workshop on “Advances in Steel and Steel Concrete Composite Structures" was organized on 7 February 2019. Workshop on Sustainable Solutions for flood Management to “Climate Resilient Kerala” was organized on 25 October 2018.

Dr. T. P .Shri. P. H. Kurian, IAS Additional Secretary, Govt. of Kerala in his address on "Sustainable Solutions for Flood Management to 'Climate Resilient Kerala'."

Exchange of MoU between Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia and HITS during ICSEE.

Dr. Jessy Rooby and Dr. P.S. Joanna, Professors in an International Conference at Fitz William College, UK.

OTHERS

•• Dr. T.P. Somasundaran, Senior Professor & HoD attended •• ••

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WOSA International Conference at Delhi between 7 and 9 September 2018. Dr. V. Preethi delivered a guest lecture on “Effects of Sulphide on Environment and its Treatment Methods” at University Federal De Juiz De Fora, Brazil on 20 June 2018. Dr. Jessy Rooby and Dr. P.S. Joanna, Professors attended International Conference on “Sustainable Energy and Environment Sensing” at Fitz William College, University of Cambridge, UK on 18 and 19 of June 2018. Mr. V. Prabhu, Assistant Professor presented paper in 6th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE2018), Energy Based Design with EcoFriendly Materials in Infrastructural Systems at Singapore on 15 May 2018.

Dr. V. Preethi, Associate Professor at her lecture at University Federal De Juiz De Fora, Brazil.

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SCHOOL OF computing sciences

COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING (Established 1993)

DEPARTMENT ACHIEVEMENTS Accredited with NBA certification for three years.

•• Received appreciation for fostering an ecosystem bridging Government,

Industry and Academia from DST & Texas Instruments on 29 September 2019.

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STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS

•• Dr. Rajeswari Mukesh, Head was elected as Vice

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Chairman for CSI Kancheepuram Chapter and Ms. D. Chithra Devi, Assistant Professor and Dr. S. Sathyalakshmi, Professor were elected as nomination committee members in April 2019. Mr. S. K. Shankar received Award from Toast Masters International Club on 13 November 2018.

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

•• TechPulse 2018 was released by Student Editors, •• •• ••

•• •• Mr. K. Ammar, Mr. Prithvi K., and Mr. Hafiz Hassan during KCG Hackathon

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Mr. Ajay R, Mr. Raghav Sankar, and Mr. Mohit Vats of 3rd years. Mr. K. Ammar, 3rd year secured Second prize in ARKANE 2k19, a National Technical Symposium held at Crescent University on 15 March 2019. Mr. K. Ammar, Mr. Prithvi K., Mr. Hafiz Hassan, 3rd year won II prize in KCG Hackathon held at KCG college of Technology on 1 March 2019. Mr. R. Ajay, 3rd year received Certificate of Achievement for completing "December of Algorithms", a 31-day tough challenge in Programming from Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering in January 2019. Mr. Trivikram Muralidharan , 3rd year won "Best Idea Award" in Yet Another Hacathon conducted by SVCE College in December 2018. Ms. Madhura G. Joshi, 3rd year received Special Mention as the "Young Speaker" among representations from Google and other leading companies at Google Developer Fest'18, DEVFEST on 27 October 2018. Mr. Mukesh Saikumar, 3rd year won Third prize in Mind Surfers event in INGOGNITO 2018 organized by St. Josephs College of Engineering on 1 September 2019. He has also won First prize in Technical Quiz and Hack your way in Xenioz 2k18 at RMK College of Engineering, and First prize in Code Race in NEMESIS'18 at Danish Ahmed College on 27 August 2018 and 29 August 2018 respectively. Mr. Lauxely GR Pandian, 3rd year, won Special Mention award in MUN 2018 organized by SRM Institute of Technology on 12 August 2018.

Mr. R. Ajay, winner of "December of Algorithms" www.hindustanuniv.ac.in


EVENTS

•• International Conference on "Cognitive IoT with Big •• •• •• ••

Data and Cloud" ICCIBC 2018 was organized from 25 to 27 October 2018. International Seminar on “Placement & Training Graduate Training in developing employability skills” was conducted on 06 September 2018. National Seminar on "Cloud Computing” was organized on 15 October 2018. IET Sponsored Workshop on “Artificial Intelligence with Deep Learning” was conducted on 27 & 28 March 2019. Re-inauguration of “Girls Who Code” - HITS was organized on 7 February 2019.

Ms. Madhura G. Joshi as the "Young Speaker" at Google Developer Fest'18

Re-inauguration of “Girls Who Code” - HITS Club Mr. Lauxely GR Pandian with "Special Mention Award" in MUN 2018

Release of ICCIBC proceedings (Read Left) Mr. Sunil David, Regional Director – IoT (India and ASEAN Region), AT&T Telecommunications; Dr. Rajeswari Mukesh, Head, CSE, HITS; Dr. Jiankun Hu, University of South Wales, Australia; Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor, HITS; Dr. Jeff Foster, Western Sydney University; and Dr. John Aravindhar, Professor, HITS.

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SCHOOL OF computing sciences

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (Established 1998)

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

•• Mr. S. Naveen, 3rd year, was elected as a IET CLN & YP Leadership of the Year 2018 •• •• ••

in September 2018. He is also the Lead of Google Developer Student Club and Hindustan representative for this year. Mr. P. Shyjo, 1st year won the “Business Plan” competition conducted in COMBUSTED 2k19- National Level Technical Symposium, organized by the SRM University on 27 March 2019. Mr. Gokul Satheesh, 2nd year won the First place Technical Debate in CSEISMIC 2019, a National level Intercollege Technical Symposium at KCG College of Technology on 1 March 2019. Ms. Mawa Chouhan, 1st year was crowned "Ms. Chennai International - A Fashionable Female of the Year" in CIYF 2018 organized at Mayajaal Multiplex, Chennai on 1 September 2018.

DR. V. CERONMANI SHARMILA HEAD

EVENTS

•• BreakSec 2.0 was organized from 15 to 17 March 2019.

•• Developer Student Club Start was organized by Kryptos Security Club on 6 March 2019.

•• Hitsathon V2.0, a National Competition was organized on 30 and 31 August 2018.

•• Induction Programme for “Personal Relationship •• •• •• Mr. S. Naveen during IET CLN & YP Awards 2017-18.

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Development” for first year was organized on 8 January 2019. Campus Connect Programme for Infosys eligible students was organized between 11 and 18 September 2018. Mobile Developer Fest by Google was organized on 23 and 24 August 2018. Guest Lecture on "Cyber Crime & Digital Forensics" was organized on 22 March 2019. Guest Lecture on "Exposure to IT Career" was organized on 9 October 2018. Workshop on “Coding Standards” was conducted on 31 July 2018. Workshop on “Capture the Flag” was organized on 10 August 2018. Cyber Boot Camp, a training programme on “Web Application Penetration Testing” was organized on 16 July 2018.

Ms. Mawa Chouhan on being crowned as "Ms. Chennai International" A participant of BreakSec's winning moment

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Participants of BreakSec "Workshop and Competition on Ethical Hacking."

Organizing committee of Hitsathon V2.0

Participants of Cyber Boot Camp

OTHERS Dr. Sharmila at her visit to Bradford University, UK.

Dr. Ceronmani Sharmila, Head, visited Bradford University, UK for joint research proposal on 3 April 2019.

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SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL sciences ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING (Established 1985)

STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS

•• Dr. Vallikannu AL, Associate Professor received India Innovation Challenge Award from DST & Texas Instruments.

•• Dr. Sherlin Solomi, Assistant Professor was awarded Ph.D. from SSN College of Technology and Science.

•• Dr. Prakash. V.R., Assistant Professor was awarded Ph.D. from HITS.

DR. ABY K THOMAS HEAD

EVENTS

•• International Conference on “Robotics, Automation •• •• •• •• •• Inauguration of RANE 2018.

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& Non Destructive Evaluation" RANE 2018 was conducted on 19 and 20 July 2018. National Workshop on “Signal Processing and Machine Learning with Python” was organized on 1 and 2 February 2019. National Workshop on “Internet of Things" was conducted on 27 and 28 July 2018. Workshop on “System Design Using Vivado Suite & ZYNC 7000 System on Chip” was organized on 23 and 24 July 2018. Guest Lecture on “Tsunami Warning Systems” was organized on 27 March 2019. Guest Lecture on “Bio Medical Instrumentation” was organized on 13 March 2019. Guest Lecture on “An Overview of Fiber Optic Communication System” was organized on 25 January 2019. Technical Talk on “Where Artificial Intelligence is Heading” was organized on 1 March 2019. Alumni Technical Talk on "Radar Signal Processing" was organized on 18 February 2019. Alumni Talk on “Self Awareness and Team Work” was delivered by Ms. Ruby Selvan, Freelance Trainer, Adayar on 11 January 2019.

OTHERS

Prof. Phil Picton, University of Northampton receiving memento for being a Keynote Speaker at RANE 2018.

•• Industrial visit to ISRO, Trivandrum on 21 March 2019. •• Industrial visit to ISRO, Sriharikotta on 12 February 2019. •• Industrial visit to Taneja Aerospace. Pvt. Ltd. on 8 March 2019.

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ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING (Established 1992)

STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS

•• Fg. Offr. Giri Rangarajan, Assistant Professor and Ms. C.E. Geethadevi, ••

Assistant Professor received Competent Communicator Award from Toast Masters International on 12 November 2018. Dr. A.K. Parvathy, Professor, received “Research Promotion Award” from HITS for securing Newton Bhabha funded project worth 80.95 lakhs during Annual Day celebrations. She also received "Excellence in R&D Award" from Entrepreneurs Council of India during Girl Power Summit 2018.

DR. UPPU RAMACHANDRAIAH HEAD

EVENTS

•• International Seminar on "Engineering Science Research •• •• •• •• ••

beyond Disciplinary Boundaries" was conducted on 3 January 2019. National Workshop on "Real Time Simulation in Electrical Domain" was organized on 5 and 6 October 2018. National Workshop on "Engineering and Design and Sustainable Energy Systems" was conducted on 27 and 28 July 2018. Guest Lecture on "Energy Management of Electric Motor System in Industry" was organized on 22 March 2019. Guest Lecture on "Arc Flash and Human Safety” was organized on 10 September 2018. IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished Lecture (Webinar) on “Wireless Optogenetic Nano Networks for Brain Stimulation” was organized on 23 November 2018.

Dr. Gobbi Ramasamy, Associate Professor, Multimedia University, Malaysia (right) during his guest lecture on "Energy Management of Electric Motor System in Industry"with faculties of EEE.

OTHERS

•• Dr. A.K. Parvathy was invited as a speaker at 14th FICCI

Higher Education Summit 2018 held on 29 and 31 October 2018. She was also a speaker for National level workshop on Energy Management System organized by St. Joseph Institute of Technology 29 on 30 November 2018.

Dr. A.K. Parvathy addressing the gathering as an invited speaker at 14th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2018.

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SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL sciences MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (Established 1985)

DEPARTMENT ACHIEVEMENTS Accredited with NBA certification for three years.

•• Received funded project "Development of a mobile wall climbing robot for the

DR. G. RAVIKUMAR SOLOMON HEAD

internal non-destructive testing (NDT) of storage tanks and for project based learning on mechatronics programs" worth 46 lakhs from Royal Academy of Engineering, UK.

STAFF ACHIEVEMENT

Dr. R.S. Nakandhrakumar, Assistant Professor, received his Ph.D. for research entitled “Tool Wear Modelling and Monitoring in Drilling Using Vibration Signals – An Experimental Approach for Sensor Positioning Problem” on 28 July 2018.

Inauguration of Stratasys F20 3D Printer worth Rs. 38 lakhs procured for Centre for Simulation in Engineering and Design during the 13th Founder’s Memorial Day of HITS observed on 14 February 2019. Read Left: Dr. Aby Sam, Director, HITS; Dr. K. P. Isaac, Vice Chancellor, HITS; Dr. T.S. Sridhar, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary/Commissioner of Revenue Administration and State Relief Commissioner (Retd.), Govt. of Tamil Nadu; Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor, HITS, Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Pro Chancellor, HITS; Dr. Susan Marthandan, Director, Hindustan College of Arts and Science; and Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, HITS.

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Faculty Development Programme on "Quality Enhancement Through 5S – Kaizen – TPM.”

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

•• Mr. Syed Junid Shabeer, Mr. B. Mouli Sourya

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Prithveesh, Mr. Sai Deepak, Mr. Mohan Kumar, of 4th year, Mechanical Engineering completed a project on "Conversion of Regular Manufacturing Unit in to Cellular Manufacturing Unit Using Lean Manufacturing Principles" at M/s. JBM Auto Ltd., between 4 June and 1 August 2018. Mr. E. Sudarshan, Mr. Lena Sekar, Mr. Haran Pragadeesh, Mr. Christen Samuel, 2nd year and 3rd year, Mechatronics Engineering won First place in Line Following Robot in Robotic Competition, MIT Chennai. Mr. Taarun Srinivas won SPARC 2019 - a Robotics Competition. Mr. Haran Pragadeesh, Mr. Mukesh Sriram, Mr. Aniruth Narayanan, Mr. Harshavardhana, 2nd year Mechatronics Engineering won Second place Line Following Robot, Fourth place in Pick and Place Robot, Fourth place in Robo Soccer in Robotic Competitions at SRM University, Vadapalani. Mr. E. Sudarshan, Mr. Harsha Vardhana, Ms. Monica, Mr. Lena Sekar, 2nd and 3rd year Mechatronics Engineering won Second place in Robo War and Robo Soccer in Robotic Competition organized by MIT Chennai.

EVENTS

•• International Conference on Robotics, Automation

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and Non-Destructive Evaluation (RANE 2018) was organized International Conference on “Robotics, Automation and Non-Destructive Evaluation” (RANE 2018) was organized on 19 and 20 July 2018. Guest lecture on "Automobile Design - Intro to Styling and the Way Forward" was conducted on 27 February 2019. Guest lecture on "Recent Trends in Tribology and Surface Engineering 4.0" was organized on 4 October 2018. Seminar on “Condition Monitoring” was organized by Condition Monitoring Society of India, HITSStudent Chapter, on May 2018. Workshop on Robotics by Institution of Engineers was conducted on 6 April 2019. Workshop on “Emerging Technologies in Power Plant” was conducted on 3 and 4 January 2019. Faculty Development Programme on "Quality Enhancement Through 5S – Kaizen – TPM” was organized on 3 and 4 January 2019.

Dr. S. Sakthivel, Director of Boilers, Govt. of Tamil Nadu & Mr. A. Thangamuthu, General Manager, NLC India Limited (Neyveli Lignite Corporation) as resource persons of workshop on “Emerging Technologies in Power Plant.”

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SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL sciences AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING (Established 1997)

DEPARTMENT ACHIEVEMENTS Accredited with NBA certification for three years.

DR. M. JAIKUMAR HEAD

•• Obtained Research grant of 1.11 crores from Trier University –DAAD programme (German Academic Exchange Service) for 3 Projects in March 2019.

Delegates visit from Trier University, Germany to HITS on offering research grant of 1.11 crores.

STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS

•• Dr. N. Prakash, Associated Professor was the

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STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

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Mr. Linga Vikranth, 2nd year won First Prize in the PALS EVENT – CL Quiz. Mr. S S Akshay, 2nd year and Mr. Ali Asad Khan, 4th Year, won First Prize in the PALS EVENT - RSW2. Mr. Rithwik Vijay Sennar, 4th year bagged Overall Championship in the Alisha Intercollege Star Race 2019. Mr. Panduranga A. and Mr. Risivats R., 4th year won First Prize in CSEISMIC 2019, a National Level Project Presentation, at KCG College of Technology on 1 March 2019. Mr. Neelayagari Sai Ooha, Mr. V J Sasidhar, Mr. Adimoolam Hemchandvardhan, Mr. Vishal M., Mr. Keerthishwaran S., Mr. Veluru Vinodh, and Mr. Chapparapu Mahesh, 2nd year won Best Project Award in the National Science Day 2019. Mr. Mohammad Raffi and Mr. Ganapa Radhu Vamsi Reddy, 4th Year published research paper on “Structural Analysis of a ATV Wheel Hub” in IJERT, Volume 8, Issue, 3, March 2019.

Second year students bagging Best Project Award in the National Science Day 2019.

Mr. Rithwik Vijay Sennar with the Overall Championship in the Alisha Intercollege Star Race 2019.

EVENTS

•• National Seminar on “The Emerging Engine and Emission Technologies and Research Globally and in India” was conducted on 29 June 2018.

•• Summer Workshop on “Engine Exhaust Systems” was conducted on 3 and 4 April 2019. •• Winter Workshop on “Design of Experiments” was organized on 5 and 6 December 2018. •• Motivational Talk on "Involvement of Women in Motorsports” by India’s First Women Racer, Ms. Alisha Abdullah, Founder, Alisha Racing Academy was organized on 15 March 2019.

•• Guest Lecture on “Improvement of Thermal Efficiency in SI Engines with Over Expansion Cycle Concept and Operation of SI Engine with Bio Gas” was delivered by Dr. Prof. Seiichi Shiga, Professor, Division of Mechanical Science and Technology, Gunma University on 23 July 2018.

Ms. Alisha Abdullah, Founder, Alisha Racing Academy inviting women to take up Motorsports during her motivational talk.

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SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL sciences CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (Established 2009)

DEPARTMENT ACHIEVEMENT

IIChE student Chapter was inaugurated on 3 September 2018. Mr. Gokul, Scientist, ISRO, briefed on the benefits of IIChE membership.

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STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS

HEAD

•• Dr. A. Anitha, HoD, chaired as the Key

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note speaker for the National Seminar on “Occupational Safety and Health: Ventilation and Heat Stress” organized by Regional Labour Institute (RLI), Chennai on 29 June 2018. Mr. G. Vijay Samuel, Assistant Professor, received Best Paper Award for the paper titled "Biochemical and Toxicological Studies on Polluted Water Using AGBR" at ICWEE 2018 held at Sathyabama Institute of Technology & Science, Chennai from 5 to 7 September 2018. Dr. R. Govindarajan, Assistant Professor, was given a Certificate of Appreciation in the Hindustan Innovation Challenge organized by HTBI during the National Science Day, 2019.

Proceedings of the International Conference WEECON 2019 unveiled by Dr. Venkata Mohan S., Principal Scientist, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad and other dignitaries.

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

•• Ms. Namya C. and Mr. Vajja Utham, 4th

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year, participated in the Indian Youth Parliament (Himalayan Region) on 21 June 2018 at Leh Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir. Ms. Namya C, 4th year, participated in “Voice of Biotechnology”, an intercollege public speaking competition conducted by Novozymes South Asia Pvt. Ltd. on 27 July 2018. Ms. Kaviya Aditi, 1st year, Biotechnology visited Poland under the AIESEC Cultural Exchange Programme for 45 days.

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EVENTS

•• National Conference on "Water, Energy and Environment" (WEECON'19) was organized in association with IIChe and ABLE, •• •• •• •• ••

India on 22 March 2019. Seminar on "Understanding Disease Biology Through Recombinant DNA Technology" was conducted on September 2018. Winter Workshop on “Occupational Safety and Risk Management” was held on 8 December 2018. Summer Workshop on "Analytical Techniques in Molecular Biology" was organized on 18 and 19 June 2018. Workshop on "Instrumentation Techniques in Molecular Biology" was organized on 7 and 8 March 2019. Guest lecture on "Biotechnology from Chemical Engineer's Perspective" was organized on 25 January 2019.

Group Photo with participants of Winter Workshop on “Occupational Safety and Risk Management.”

Ms. Namya C. and Mr. Vajja Utham, participating in the Indian Youth Parliament at Leh Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir.

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Mr. Vajja Utham

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•• Dr. A. Saravanan, Assistant Professor, presented a paper on “Production of Biogas from Pharma Waste" a SERB-DST ••

funded National Conference on Industrial Pollution and Control Technology (IPACT-2019) organized by Annamalai University on 13 and 14 March 2019. Dr. D. Jini, Assistant Professor, published a Book Chapter entitled "Use of Phytohormones in Improving Abiotic Stress Tolerance to Rice. Advance in Rice Research for Abiotic Stress Tolerance" in Elseiver Inc in December 2018.

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DEPARTMENT ACHIEVEMENT

•• Signed MoU with Texvalley to advance industry and academic linkages on 6 December 2018.

DR. AFROSE FATHIMA HEAD

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

•• Ms. Srija and Mr. Abraham, 3rd B.Sc. Fashion

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Design bagged the Best Designer and Second Best Designer Award Graduation Show 2018 – Razzle Dazzle 4.0. on 14 August 2018. Ms. Pa. Kaviya, Ms. G. Pooja Priyadarshini & Ms. R. Priyadharsini, 2nd B.Sc. Fashion Design bagged Second place in Paper Dress Making competition at NIFT, Chennai on 17 September 2018. Ms. N. Deepti, 1st B.Sc. Fashion Design, won First place in Accessory Design at CIYF conducted at St. Britto’s College on 12 September 2018. Ms. R. Ranjini, 1st B.Sc. Fashion Design, won First place in Solo Singing at CIYF conducted at SRM University on 11 September 2018.

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EVENTS

•• Graduation Show 2018 – Razzle Dazzle 4.0 was

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organized at hotel The Park, Chennai on 14 August 2018. The event was curated by Fashion Designer Ms. Tina Vincent, choreographed by Mr. Karun Raman and styled by Ms. Prajanya. Workshop on “E- Portfolio creation” was organized between 15 and 18 February 2019. Workshop on “Kite Flying” was organized on 11 January 2019. Workshop on “Dyeing and Printing” was organized on 5 September 2018. Workshop on “Photography” was conducted in collaboration with Visual Communication Department on 26 July 2018. Guest Lecture on “Principles of Composition” was organized on 15 March 2019. Guest Lecture on “Garment CAD” was organized on 19 February 2019. Guest Lecture on “Entrepreneurship in Fashion Industry” was delivered to the students on the 6 September 2018. Guest Lecture on “Study Abroad” was organized on 13 August 2018. Faculty Development Programme on “Bridging Industry and Academic Gap” was organized on 18 and 19 December 2018. Visit to Kalakshetra, Chennai enabled 2nd B.Sc. Fashion Design students to observe the Kalamkari fabric painting technique and block printing using natural dyes on 19 September 2018. Study trip to Government Fine Arts College, Egmore, to understand ceramic, pottery and sculpture making processes was organized for 1st B. Des. Fashion and Apparel Design students on 12 September 2018. Celebrated Environmenstrual Week of Action to create awareness on the impact of improper usage of Sanitary Pads on 16 and 17 October 2018. Celebrated National Handloom Day on 7 August 2018.

Mr. Kishan Kumar CEO Tentackes Ltd. instructing on creating E-Portfolio.

Visit to Chennai Photo Biennale venues.

Industrial Visit to Kalakshetra Foundation

OTHERS

•• Dr. Afrose Fathima, attended “Kyoorius Designyatra •• Involving in Sustainable Cloth Pad Making workshop

2018”, a 3-day International Seminar between 28 and 30 September 2018 at Grand Hyatt, Goa. Ms. Saranya, Assistant Professor attended Skill cum Technology Upgradation Training Program for Fashion Designers of Tirupur Cluster at the NIFT- TEA College on 18 and 19 September 2018.

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SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT (Established 1994)

DEPARTMENT ACHIEVEMENTS •• •• •• •• •• ••

Ranked 23rd in All India Category by ‘The Mint B School Review.’ Ranked 8th in South Zone by Business Today. Ranked 3rd in South India by India Today. Ranked AAA+ by Digital Learning. Ranked "AAA" at Tamil Nadu level by Careers360. Ranked B+++ by Chronicle.

Dr. Gee VArghese HEAD

EVENTS

•• Induction programme on “Methodology on Education Practices” was organized on 20 August 2018.

•• Summer Workshop on “Internship 4.0” - Building Relevant Internship Experiences was organized on 14 May 2019.

•• Workshop on “Enhancing the Competencies” was conducted on 18 December 2018.

•• Workshop on “Global Investor Simulation” was held on 12 December 2018.

International Study Tour - Malaysia

•• Workshop on “Learning through Gaming” was conducted on 5 October 2018.

•• Workshop on “Camera and Photography field” was held on 26 July 2018.

•• Guest Lecture on “The Science And Engineering Behind New •• •• •• •• International Study Tour - Singapore

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Zealand’s Long Distance Food Exports” was conducted on 27 August 2018. Guest Lecture on “Global Human Resource Practices” was organized on 2 August 2018. Guest Lecture on “Successful Global Career” was conducted on 30 August 2018. Guest Lecture on “Global knowledge” was held on 30 August 2018. Guest Lecture on “Realizing Business Value from Investments in Analytics Parallel” was scheduled on 27 August 2018. FDP on “Learn and Earn in the Stock Market” was organized on 3 and 4 January 2019. International study visit for MBA(General) to Singapore was organized from 30 November to 04 December 2018. International study visit for MBA (General & Aviation) to Dubai was organized from 29 November to 03 December 2018. International study visit for MBA (General) to Malaysia was organized from 26 to 30 November 2018. Industrial visit to Pichavaram – Mangrove Forest to celebrate “International Tourism Day 2018” for BBA (TTM), MBA (Hospitality & Aviation Management) was organized on 27 September 2018. Industrial visit to Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay and interactive session on “Food Costing and Inventory Control” was organized on 11 October 2018.

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Team MBA at Students Convention organized by Madras Management Association.

Volunteers at Global Investors Meet 2019.

OTHERS

•• MBA students volunteered Global Investors Meet

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2019 organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Tamil Nadu Government on 23 and 24 January at Chennai Trade Centre. Participated in the students’ Convention organized by Madras Management Association at Hotel Taj Coramondal, Chennai on 25 and 26 September 2018.

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SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES The School of Science and Humanities comprises of the department of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English.

ACHIEVEMENTS

•• 1262 students were inducted in the First year programme. •• Received “Overall Championship in Fiesta 2018” during 2018-2019.

ACTIVITIES 1 International Seminar by department of Mathematics, 1 International Conference by department of Physics and Chemistry, 1 National Workshop by department of Languages, 3 Guest Lectures, 1 Training Workshop, 1 Workshop, 44 Staff Papers Publication, 44 Scopus Index Journals, 2 Industrial Visits, 20 Internal Research Supervisors monitoring 11 Full Time Research Scholars and 29 Part Time Research Scholars.

DR. A. RAMESH BABU HEAD

PHYSICS (Established 1985) EVENT

International Conference on “Physics and Chemistry of Solids” was organized on 7 and 8 March 2019.

OTHERS

•• Dr. V. Parthasarathy published a paper entitled "Non-isothermal Crystallization •• •• ••

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Kinetics and Degradation Kinetics Studies on Barium Thioglycolate End-Capped Poly (e-caprolactone)" in Journal of Thermal Analysis and calorimetry on March 2019. Ms. J. Selvi, Dr. V. Parthasarathy & Ms. A.A. Annie published a paper entitled "Optical, Thermal, Mechanical and Non-Isothermal Degradation Kinetic Studies on PVA-Cuo Nanocomposite Films" in Polymer Composites on March 2019. A. A. Annie & V. Parthasarathy published a paper entitled "Facile one pot synthesis of highly stable PVA-CuO hybrid nanofluid for heat transfer application" Chemical Engineering Communication, March 2019. Dr. V. Parthasarathy published a paper entitled "kinetics of non-isothermal crystallization and degradation behaviours of synthesized Fe3O4TB functionalized poly(e-caprolactone)" Polymers and the environment, March 2019. Dr. V. Parthasarathy published a paper entitled "Micro structural and Non-isothermal crystallization and degradation kinetics studies on Manganese thioglycolate end capped poly (e-caprolactone)" Polymer Engineering Science, March 2019.

DR. V. PARTHASARATHY HEAD

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SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES CHEMISTRY (Established 1985)

STAFF ACHIEVEMENT

•• Dr. B. Gajalakshmi, Assistant Professor, Chemistry was awarded Ph.D. degree on 2 February 2019 by HITS.

DR. S. INDUJA HEAD

EVENTS

•• International Conference on “Physics and •• ••

Chemistry of Solids” was conducted on 7 and 8 March 2019. Guest Lecture on "Plastics and its Impacts on Environment" was organized on 7 September 2018. Guest Lecture on “Bioremediation" was organized on 31 August 2018.

OTHERS

•• Dr. S. Induja, Head, Chemistry published a paper

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titled "Comprehensive Study on the Effect of CuO Nano Fluid Prepared by One Step Chemical Synthesis Method on the Behaviour of Waste Cooking Oil Biodiesel in CI Engine" in the Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications on March 2019. Dr. M. Prabaharan published a paper titled “Multifunctional Core-shell Gold Nanoparticles for Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy” in Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces on January 2019. Dr. B. Gajalakshmi, Dr. P. S. Raghavan and Dr. S. Induja published a paper titled "CalciumBoro-Phosphates Supported NiO Catalyst for Enhanced Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide and Hydrocarbons" in Rasayan Journal of Chemistry on April 2018.

Dr. B. Gajalakshmi at her Special Convocation 2019.

Dr. Elizabeth Rani Juneius, Head, Biotechnology, HCAS in a guest lecture on "Bioremediation."

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SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES MATHEMATICS (Established 1985)

STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS

•• Dr. R. Sundara Rajan, Assistant Professor delivered

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an Invited Talk at School of Mathematical Sciences Queen Mary, University of London, UK on 13 and 14 July 2018; and at Department of Computer Science, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK on 30 July 2018. Dr. R. Sundara Rajan delivered a guest lecture on “Embedding in Interconnection Network”at Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil on 7 August 2018. He also attended International Congress of Mathematicians from 1 to 9 August 2018, in Rio Convention Centre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and received ICM 2018 Research Grant of R$8800 (INR 1,80,000) from IMU. Dr. Janani Bharathrajwas awarded Ph.D. in July 2018 by HITS. Dr. A. Rajkumar received the "Best Scientist Award" by IMRF in March 2019 Dr. Sundara Rajan, won "Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Award" for Innovative Research by Society for Engineering Education Enrichment (SEEE).

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

DR. VELMURUGAN HEAD

Dr. Sundara Rajan with “Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Award for Innovative Research”

•• Ms. A. Arul Shantrinal, Research Scholar, HITS,

presented paper on “Embedding Between Circulant Networks and Hypertrees” in World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2018 (WCECS 2018), San Francisco, USA from 23 to 25 October 2018. She also won Merit Certificate for Paper Presentation in The World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2018 (WCECS 2018), Clark Kerr Campus, San Francisco, USA by International Association of Engineers (IAENG), UK.

EVENTS

•• International Seminar on "Applications of Graph •• ••

Theory in Networking" was conducted on 16 July 2018. Guest Lecture on “Mathematics for Life and Applications of Mathematics” was organized on 9 January 2019. National Mathematics Day was celebrated on 9 January 2019.

Dr. Janani Bharathraj at Convocation 2018.”

Dr. A. Rajkumar with Best Scientist Award

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SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES LANGUAGES (Established 1985)

STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS

•• Dr. Akkara Sherine, Head Languages & Rankings

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received "Best Speaker Award" during the 13th World Education Summit held at Mumbai on 8 December 2018 Dr. Akkara Sherine was selected as Master Trainer after undergoing training programme sponsored by the Govt. of Tamil Nadu. Dr. Akkara Sherine completed the NPTEL certification programme on "Enhancing Softs Skill and Personality" and received Elite + Gold Certification. Ms. Sonu Joseph, Assistant Professor judged ‘Speak for India’ an initiative by the Federal Bank in association with Times of India. Dr. Tenzin Norbu, Assistant Professor, completed Doctorate on 28 November 2018 at Madras University.

DR. AKKARA SHERINE HEAD

EVENTS •• "National Workshop on Theatre and Scrabble •• ••

(NATWST'19)" was conducted on 20 and 21 February 2019. Training Programme on “Communication Skills for Non-Teaching Staff” was conducted between 17 and19 January 2019. Workshop on “Writing Skills” was organized on 14 September 2018.

Dr. Akkara Sherine receiving “Best Speaker Award”

Ms. Sonu Joseph being greeted for adjudging ‘Speak for India’

OTHERS

•• Celebrated World Theatre Day “Above & Beyond” -

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a sojourn through drama… on 28 March 2019. The Triple Feature play was hosted in three different acts namely, “The Prisoners,” “Return of the Queen,” and “Anima Verto.” Hosted ‘Two Adorable Losers’ a play starring fame of Taare Zameen Par fame Darsheel Safari in association with crew of ACT 1, SCENE 1 theatre group. Paper titled "Social Sustainability in Higher Education a Challenge in Digital Era- A Perspective” authored by Dr. Akkara Sherine was selected for presentation at the 2nd Flame University International Conference on 2 March 2019. Dr. Raji presented a paper on “Communicative Language Teaching” at the International Conference held at Middlesex University, Mauritius in 3 July 2018.

Mr. Ranganatha Chakravarthy, Founder, Madras Scrabble Foundation briefing rules of tournament to school kids during NATWST ’19.

Team HITS with ‘cast and crew of Two Adorable Losers’

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CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY (Established 2015)

RESEARCH SCHOLARS

412 candidates have enrolled into various Ph.D. programmes; of which, 65 are Full Time Scholars.

AWARD OF PH. D. DEGREE

35 Ph.D. degrees were awarded during the Convocation held on 15 September 2018 and 7 Ph.D. Degrees were awarded during the Special Convocation held on 2 February 2019.

Dr. K. Nandakumar

PROJECTS SANCTIONED

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCy

Six projects at a cost 115.38 Lakhs have been sanctioned by funding agencies such as DRDO, DST and Royal Academy of Engineering.

Dr. Baby Joseph

Director, Research

DEAN, RESEARCH

Amount Sanctioned in Lakhs

Funding Agency

Sanctioned Date

9.85

GTRE (DRDO)

1 July 2018

Mr. Sarath Kumar

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SERB

5 November 2018

CENCON

Dr. Puspamitra Panigrahi

21.3

SERB

5 November 2018

Aeronautical Engineering

Dr. K. Ramajeyathilagam & Mr. Stanley Samlal

6.65

NSTL

11 July 2018

9.98

GTRE (DRDO)

14 December 2018

46.3

Newton Royal Academy of Engineering

21 February 2019

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Title of the Project

Dept.

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Development of See Through Wall Climbing Eddy Current Sensor for Blade Detection

EIE

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High Temperature Turbine Cascade Studies

Aeronautical Engineering

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Edge Saturated Si,BN NanoRibbon as High-Capacity Anode Materials for Next Generation Mg Ion Batteries

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Estimation of Shock Levels and its Impact on the Underwater Axi-Symmetric Bodies Due To Water Entry and Pyro Shock

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Design, Development and Characterization of Electrostatic Sensor with Digital Electronic System for Debris Monitoring in Gas Turbines

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Development of a Mobile Wall Climbing Robot for the Internal Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) of Storage Tanks and for Project Based Learning on Mechatronics Programme

EIE

ANRO

Investigators Dr. Uppu Ramachandraiah & Dr. G. Muthukumaran

Dr. Uppu Ramachandraiah & Dr. S. Sekar

Dr. D. Dinakaran Dr. M.M. Ramya Dr. R.M. Kuppan Chetty

EVENTS

•• Seminar on “Interdisciplinary Research: A Path to Revolutionary Discoveries” by Dr. John Abraham, Professor and Chair, Mechanical Department, San Diego State University, USA was organized on 22 July 2018.

•• Seminar on “How to Publish in Scholarly Journals: Effective Article Writing Skills” by Mr. Ramesh, Head Publishing Operation, Edit Venue Publication was conducted on 26 July 2018.

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•• Seminar on “How to Perform Quality Research” by Dr. A. Rajadurai, Professor & Dean, MIT, Chennai was organized on 30 July 2018

•• DRDO Guest Lecture on “Vibration and Noise Control” by Dr. P.V.S. Ganesh Kumar, Out Standing Scientist, NSTL, DRDO was conducted on 20 September 2018.

•• DRDO Guest Lecture on “BrahMos Supersonic to Hypersonic” by DR. S.K. Mishra Distinguished Scientist, Director General, CEO & MD, BrahMoson was organized on 12 October 2018.

•• HITS-YNU International Symposium was conducted on “Removal of Aqueous Pollutants using Mesostructured Solids” by Prof. Hedeaki Yoshitake, Yokohama National University; “Advanced Oxidation Process for Waste Water Treatment” by Dr. S. Mohan, Professor, IIT, Chennai”; “Quantification of the Concentration Distribution of a Dispersion Phase in Liquid – Stirred Vessel using Image Analysis” by Prof. Meguru Kaminoyama, Yokohama National University; and “Energy Nexus in Water Treatment” by Dr. Purnima Jalihal, Project Coordinator, (BMDP), Scientist G, NIOT, Chennai on 5 September 2018.

Faculty Publications

Faculty members have published in 282 Scopus Indexed Journals during 2018 – 2019.

HIGHER EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT CENTRE (HELM)

EVENT

Organized a one-day International QS Seminar on "Rankings and Ratings" inviting Mr. Santosh Karananda, Head, Client Relations, QS I Gauge to address on 13 December 2018.  

Dr. PON RAMALINGAM HEAD

CENTRE FOR AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS (ANRO) ACHIEVEMENTS

•• A collaborative project titled “Assistive Robot for Elderly” between University of Leeds, UK and •• ••

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HITShas been sanctioned by Royal Academy of Engineering in May 2018 for Dr. D. Dinakaran, Dr. M. M. Ramya, Professors, ANRO. A collaborative project titled “Magnetic Wall Climbing Robot for NDT Inspection of Storage Tanks” between London Southbank University, UK and HITS was sanctioned by Royal Academy of Engineering in May 2019 for Dr. D. Dinakaran, Dr M. M. Ramya, Dr. RM. KuppanChetty. Ultra Gas Purging System developed for MTRDC Lab, DRDO was successfully demonstrated and has signed an agreement for joint patent. Dr. D. Dinakaran, Mr. A. Vinothkumar and Mr. Karthikkumar were involved in the design and development. A Trainer for Tactical Warfare developed for CVRDE, DRDO was successfully demonstrated. Dr M. M. Ramya was involved in the design and development

CENTRE FOR CLEAN ENERGY AND NANO CONVERGENCE (CENCON) Achievement Under TARE, SERB Scheme CENCON got a funded project on “Edge Saturated Si2BN Nano-ribbon as High-Capacity Anode Materials for Next Generation Mg-ion Batteries” worth Rs. 18,30,000.

Events

•• International Symposium on “The Smart Future: Innovation in Materials” was conducted 30 and 31 October 2018.

•• Workshop on “Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) Technique” was held on 30 October 2018. Dr. Puspamitra Panigrahi •• Faculty Development Programme on “Project Proposal Submission for Upcoming Calls” was HEAD

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MACHINE INTELLIGENCE AND DATA ANALYTICS RESEARCH CENTRE (MIDARC) Events

•• Faculty enrichment programme on “Digital Transformation” was held between 4 and 6 July 2018.

•• Summer School on “Artificial Intelligence with Deep learning & Machine Learning” was conducted from 25 to 29 June 2018.

•• Workshop on “IoT Using Raspberry pi Using Python” was held on 3 and 4 April 2019. Dr. D. John Aravindhar HEAD

CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES (CST)

Achievements

•• Completed “Recovery of Hydrogen from Sulphide Waste Streams” funded by SERB. •• Received Best Non Circuit Faculty Award from ASDF and Best Researcher Award 2018 from International Journal for Research Under Literal Access.

Dr. V. Preethi HEAD

CENTRE FOR PHOTONICS AND LIDAR RESEARH (CEPLR)

C E P L R

CENTRE FOR PHOTONICS AND LIDAR RESEARH

EVENT Organized a workshop on “Vivado Design Suite and Pynq Productivity for Zynq Using Pynq Z2 Board” on 26 and 27 July 2019. Dr. K. Sakthidasan HEAD

STRUCTURAL IMPACT AND CRASH SIMULATION CENTRE (SIMCRASH) Achievements •• Submitted NSTL, DRDO funded project “Development of Indian Shock Standards through Full Scale Shock Simulation of Ships” worth 197.95 lakhs.

•• Submitted CVRDE DRDO funded project “Studies on Enhancement of Structural

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Integrity and Crew Cabin Safety of Battle Tank to Mine Blast Loading using Advanced Composites/Polyurea Coating” worth 122.93 lakhs. Completed GTRE DRDO project “Evaluation of Numerical Bird Model Parameters Through the Dynamic Test of Bird Projectile” worth 9.66 lakhs.

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CENTRE FOR SENSORS AND PROCESS CONTROL (CENSE) Achievements

•• Research promotion award bestowed on Dr.Uppu Ramachandraiah, Dr. G. Muthukumaran and Dr. E. Sathish for obtaining funded projects worth 55 lakhs.

•• Funded project from DRDO – ERIPR worth 60.6 lakhs for project titled ‘Wall Climbing ••

•• Dr. Uppu Ramachandraiah HEAD

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Robot with Reduced Sound Levels Using Active Noise Control’ was obtained by Dr. Uppu Ramachandraiah, Dr. G. Muthukumaran and Dr. E. Sathish. Funded project from GTRE - DRDO worth 9.97 lakhs for project ‘Design, Development and Characterization of Electrostatic Sensor with Digital Electronic System for Debris Monitoring in Gas Turbines’ was obtained by Dr. Uppu Ramachandraiah, Dr. S. Sekarand, and Dr. E. Sathish. Funded project from GTRE - DRDO worth 9.85 lakhs for ‘Development of See Through Wall Climbing Eddy Current Sensor for Blade Detection’ project was obtained by Dr. Uppu Ramachandraiah and Dr. G. Muthukumaran. M/s. ARM Ltd., UK donated MDK-ARM - FlexLM Floating License for 100 users.

Events

•• Faculty Development Programme on “Microgrid with Homer” was organized on 18 and 19 June 2019

•• Faculty Development Programme on “Future Technologies on Smart Grid” was conducted from 25 to 27 June 2019.

•• International Seminar on "Engineering Science Research Beyond Disciplinary Boundaries" was organized on 3 January 2019.

CENTRE FOR NETWORKING AND CYBER DEFENSE (CNCD) Achievements

•• Dr. V. Ceronmani Sharmila, Professor, IT and Dr. Thangakumar, Associate Professor, CSE ••

received the "Best Faculty of the Year 2017" award under the Category of Evangelism and Patent. Dr. V. Ceronmani Sharmila and Dr. T. Sudalai Muthu, Associate Professor, CSE received National Level "Best Cyber Security Education Institution Award of the year 2017" from the Data Security Council of India (DSCI).

Events

Dr. V. Ceronmani Sharmila HEAD

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8th PDCIL Graduation Day was organized on 27 April 2019. Expert Lecture on “Cyber Security Awareness” was conducted on 26 March 2019. Workshop on “Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking” was held on 12 and 13 July 2019. Training Programme on “Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking” was conducted between 30 January and 15 March 2019.

CENTRE FOR AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS (CAE)

Achievement

Received Research Grant worth Rs 3,82,10,431.52 from DAAD in Association with Trier University of Applied Science Germany for the period of 4 Years on “German-Indian R&D Study on Innovative Concepts for Traffic Infrastructure, Driver Assistance and Vehicle Safety”. DR. M. JEYAKUMAR HEAD

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DR. M. BADRI NARAYANAN HEAD

DEPARTMENT ACHIEVEMENTS

•• Selected by MHRD-AICTE to establish Institute Innovation Council (IIC), with the unique distinction of being chosen in the first batch of 1000 Higher Education Institutions in India among 1600 applicants.

•• HITS awarded with the Second Gold Star and a digital certificate by MHRD IIC for its submission of 15 or more ideas/entries in SIH 2019.

STARTUP ACHIEVEMENTS

•• Aero2Astro has signed an MOU with M/s. Elaerob, Delhi for manufacturing UAV/Drones/UAS. •• Robotech, a startup incubated at HTBI, is in the process of recruiting interns for their Robotics Training for school kids. •• Aero2Astro conducted MAYVI-Make Your Vimana, a 24-hours Aero Modelling competition on 5 and 6 October 2018 enabling 120 enthusiastic students partake.

•• Aero2Astro, a startup incubated at HTBI & HEIC featured in New Indian Express, EDEX "Meet the ‘Made in India’ Rocketman”

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on 14 May 2018; and also received an award from Indian Express in Edex 40 Under40 – South India’s Most Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs on 8 June 2018. Aero2Astro had the honour of featuring in the Coffee Table Book of the AeroIndia 2019 Bangalore. Ms. Madhura G Joshi, Ms. Malavika V., and Ms. Namitha Sandeep, 3rd B. Tech. Computer Science and Engineering participated in IET Chennai Local Network and was selected for the final level.

STAFF ACHIEVEMENTS •• Three batches of around 125 students mentored by Dr. M. K. Badrinarayanan successfully completed the WF-NEN-100 “Orientation to Entrepreneurship” module under PM Yuva Yojana scheme.

•• HITS has been shortlisted under AICTE PMKVY 2018-19 for providing Skill training in the domains of healthcare, retail and hospitality. Dr. M. K. Badrinarayanan was the project applicant.

•• Dr. M.K. Badrinarayanan participated as a speaker in a panel discussion on “Establishing Entrepreneurial Eco-systems in Engineering Institutions” at the Entrepreneurial Summit conducted by PALS at IIT Madras on.

•• Of 4 team representations in AICTE-ECI-ISTE Chhatra Vishwakarma Awards 2018 held on 9 August 2018, Project ‘Niramaya Krishi’ mentored by Mr. S. K Shankar, E-Cell Coordinator made its way to the finals.

•• Mr. S. K Shankar, assigned as Mentor for Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL) at Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School, Avadi, Chennai, conducted mentoring session on 8 February 2019.

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

•• Out of the four teams students participated in AICTE-ECI-ISTE Chhatra Vishwakarma Awards 2018, held on 9 August •• 2018, a team with the project ‘Niramaya Krishi’ has been selected for the final level. •• Industry Internship at Jal Vayu, a startup incubated at IITM Research Park was obtained for 2 students from B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering.

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EVENT

Hindustan Innovation Challenge: The annual talent hunt of Hindustan Technology Business Incubator & Hindustan Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre (HTBI & HEIC) witnessed 210 teams comprising 737 students showcasing their innovative ideas to the panel of academic experts to evaluate the ideas/prototypes on pre-determined criteria on 27 February 2019. Padmasri. Dr. Mayilswamy Annadurai, Distinguished Scientist, ISRO and Director, Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology honoured thewinners with cash prizes and gift vouchers at the National Science Day celebrations on 28 February 2019.

Faculty members at Hindustan Innovation Challenge 2018-19

Certificate of Appreciation bestowed on HITS for its 5 years of continuous association with PALS at the PALS Innowah Valedictory Session

ANVESHAN Student Research Convention

At PALS Innovation Challenge Competition and InnoWAH Exhibition and Finals

Team HTBI in TiE Chennai ‘India Enterprise Series’

PALS 2018-19 Inauguration

Team Aero2Astro

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OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Dr. Ilavazhagan Director

Faculty & Students’ Exchange

Ms. Aarthi Nagappan head

Details

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List of International Academic MoUs Signed During 2018 – 2019 1. Gunma University, Japan. 2. Adamson University, Philippines. 3. Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University, Azerbaijan. 4. Caucasus University, Georgia. 5. Cetys University, Mexico. 6. Christian University of Thailand, Thailand. 7. Durban University of Technology, South Africa. 8. International University of Africa, Sudan. 9. I-Shou University, Taiwan. 10. Samar State University, Philippines. 11. Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. 12. Universiti Sains Islam, Malaysia. 13. Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia. 14. University of Surabaya, Indonesia. 15. University of Southern Denmark, Denmark. 16. University of Tehran, Iran. 17. American International University, Bangladesh. 18. University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh. 19. Siam University, Thailand. 20. Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany. 21. Federal University of Rio Grande Do Norte, Brazil. 22. Universite Paris-est Creteil, France. 23. Hengyang Normal University, China. 24. University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia. 25. King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thailand. 26. Universite De Nantes, France. 27. University of New Haven, USA. 28. San Diego State University, USA. 29. The University of Cambodia, Cambodia. 30. Gongqing College of Nanchang University, China. 31. Vistula University, Poland. 32. Korea University of Media Arts, Korea. 33. Institut Sup'biotech De Paris, France. 34. University of Wisconsin, USA. 35. University Catholica Del Maule, Chile. 36. University of Aveiro, Portugal. 37. University of Mindanao, Philippines. 38. Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University, Philippines.

Vistula University, Poland

Institut Sup'biotech De Paris, France

Université Paris-Est Créteil, France

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Staff Exchange Under Mobility Programme & Joint Research Collaboration DETAILS OF THE STAFF

PLACE OF VISIT

PURPOSE

Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Pro Chancellor; Mr. Milton, Deputy Director-Corporate Affairs & Training.

University of Surabaya, Indonesia.

Participation in AUAP - Association of Universities of Asia & Pacific.

Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, Mr. Viswanathan, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

IESEG School of Management, France

Mr. Amudhan, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering.

Zhengzhou University, China.

Research Work - Ph.D. Programme with Scholarship offered by China Government

Dr. Thangakumar, Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering.

Yildiz Technical University, Turkey.

Staff Exchange Programme

University of Cambridge, UK.

Paper presentation on “Energy Efficient Material for Building in Earthquake Prone Area” in an International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environment Sensing.

University of Leeds, UK

Explored Joint Research Collaboration.

Dr. Jessy Rooby, Professor, Civil Engineering. Dr. P.S. Joanna, Professor, Civil Engineering.

Dr. V. Preeti, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering.

Paper presentation on "Photo Catalytic Hydrogen Recovery of ZnS/Fe2O3 Using Windsor Convention & Expo Center, Rio Effective Mixing Sono Photocatalytic de Janeiro, Brazil Reactor" in 22nd World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2018. Delivered Guest Lecture on “Effects of University Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil. Sulphide Waste Water and its Treatment Methods” University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Attended WHEC2018 Conference

The University of Reading, UK.

Explored Joint Research Collaboration.

Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.

Guest Lecture on "Exact Wire Length of Embedding"

Dr. R. Sundara Rajan Associate Professor, Brazil Mathematics.

Participation in International Congress of Mathematicians - ICM 2018.

University Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil.

Guest Lecture on "Embedding in Interconnection network"

Dr. S.R.S. Prabaharan Associate Dean - Research

Tongji University, China.

Invited lecture at 16th Asian Conference on “Solid State Ionics”

Dr. N. Prakash, Associate Professor

Gunma University, Japan.

Invited lecture at 12th International Symposium on “Green Energy”

Dubai

International Study Tour

Singapore

International Study Tour

Mr. Loganatha Prassanna, Assistant Professor, School of Management. Dr. Senthil kumar, Assistant Professor, School of Management.

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Mr. Nirmal Raj Assistant Professor, School of Management. Dr. G. Ilavazhagan, Director – International Affairs Dr. Ceromani Sharmila, Head, Information Technology. Dr. Ravishankar, Assistant Professor, Automobile Engineering.

Malaysia

International Study Tour

Korea

FICCI Delegation, Korea.

Bradford University, UK

Joint Research Proposal Meet

Tanta University, Korea.

Keynote Speaker at the 5th International Conference on Scientific Research (ISR 2019)

Students Exchange Under Semester/Cultural Exchange/Summer Programme/Internship/International Competition

124 students participated in semester exchange, summer programmes in partner universities like University of Applied Science, Germany; STIAE - Esslingen University, Germany; Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel; Chang Jung Christian University, Taiwan; Yildiz Technical University, Turkey; Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia; École Nationale de l’Aviation Civile, France; and University of Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Students Inbound Under Exchange Programme

13 Students participated under Semester Exchange Programme at HITS from Institut Polytechnique des Sciences Avancées, France; École Nationale de l’Aviation Civile, France; Universite Internationale De Rabat, Morocco; Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil; and Yildiz Technical University, Turkey.

Delegates Visit

108 faculty members from Deakin University, Australia; Western Sydney University, Australia; Curtin University, Australia; University of New Castle, Australia; University of New South Wales, Australia; University of Waikato, New Zealand; Yildiz Technical University, Turkey; Universite Paris-Est Creteil val de Marne, France; Uppsala University, Sweden; Gunma University, Japan; Waseda University, Japan; San Diego State University, USA; University of New Haven, USA; Michigan Technological University, USA; University of Leeds, UK; University of Northampton, UK; University of East London, UK; Cranfield University, UK; University of Greenwich, UK; University of Bradford, UK; Dublin City University, Ireland; Institute of Technology Sligo, Ireland; Tampere University of Technology, Finland; Tampere University of Technology, Indonesia; Koforidua Technical University, Ghana; Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia; Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia; Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand, Naresuan University, Thailand; Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil; and Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany visited HITS for collaboration.

EVENTS EAIE 2018

A delegation of 4 members led by Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Pro Chancellor, HITS participated in Global Education Forum, EAIE between 11 and 14 September 2018 at Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Salim Mahmood, Deputy Director, Admissions and Administrations; Dr. Ilavazhagan, Director, International Affairs; and Dr. Badrinarayanan, Professor, School of Management were part of the conference delegation and stall.

International Education Fair

International Education Fair was organized in HITS wherein around 400 students of Pre-final and Final year students of HITS and KCG participated to observe representations from Ulster University, UK; University of Glasgow, UK; Coventry University, UK; University of Northampton, UK; University of Twente, Netherland; Laurentian University, USA; Western New England University, USA; Rennes School of Business, France; University of Windsor, Canada; Engineering Institute of Technology, Australia; Australian Technical & Management College, Australia; Business & Hotel Management School, Switzerland; and GISMA Business School, Germany.

Choose France Tour 2019

Campus France, Chennai (French Embassy) organized a one-day event Choose France Tour on 31 January 2019 where brainstorming sessions on “Electric Vehicles and Smart Mobility” and “Smart Cities” and Education Fair were organized. Professors and Institutional Coordinators from various higher educational institutions from France as well as India and industry representatives participated in the session. 40 Students accompanied by French Tutor Ms. Clarisse visited the fair. Ms. Aarthi Nagappan, Head, Office of International Affairs, and Ms. Sukhee Lee, Advisor, Office of International Affairs attended the networking session.

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Global Education Fair

A Global Education Fair in the campus was organized in tie-up with Education Matters on 29 August 2018. Pre-final and final year students of Engineering and School of Management had a chance to meet representations from Rennes School of Business, France; University of Windsor, Canada; Engineering Institute of Technology, Australia; Australian Technical & Management College, Australia; University of Twente, Netherlands; Business & Hotel Management School, Switzerland; GISMA Business School, Germany; Western New England University, USA; Laurentian University, USA; University of Northampton, UK; Abertay University, UK; Ulster University, UK; University of Glasgow, UK; and Coventry University, UK.

World Technology University Congress

World Technology University Congress (WTUC) co-hosted by IIT, Madras and Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS) witnessed the conglomeration of delegates from over 25 countries. The strategic and operational board meeting was held at HITS on 30 November 2019.

Delegation Visit To HITS Dr. R. Rajagopal, Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa, USA visited HITS to create the strategic plan and initiate ideas for Center of Excellence on 16 July 2018. Prof. Steve McKenna, Associate Professor, Faculty of Business Law, School of Management, Curtin University, Australia delivered a lecture on "International Mobility of Professionals, Global Human Resource Management and Organizational Development" on 27 August 2018. Dr. Pathmanathan, Director of Studies, Asian International School visited HITS for a collaboration meeting on improving IndoSrilankan ties and enable Srilankan students view India as a destination for Higher Education.

Dr. Seiichi Shiga, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Gunma University, Japan delivered a lecture on “Improvement of Thermal Efficiency in Spark-Ignition Engines with Over-Expansion Cycle Concept and Operation of an SI Engine with a Bio-gas� on 23 July 2018.

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A Delegation from British High Commission consisting of Ms. Gayatri Sabian, Manager –Corporate Services and Mr. Pradeep Kumar, Deputy Manager visited HITS on 24 January 2019.

Semester Exchange Programmes

Ms. Namitha Sandeep

Ms. Madhura G Joshi

University of Applied Science, Germany

Yildiz Technical University, Turkey Ms. Madhura G Joshi and Ms. Namitha Sandeep, 3 year CSE students participated in student mobility programme under Erasmus+ with scholarship at Yildiz Technical University, Turkey from February to June 2019. rd

Space Camp programme

Mr. Mohammed and Mr. Sivaji, from 2nd year, M. Tech. Aeronautical Engineering and Mr. Vivian John from 2nd year M. Tech. Avionics participated in the Semester Exchange Programme at École Nationale de l’Aviation Civile France between September 2018 and February 2019.

Study Tour A batch of 70 students in 3 groups travelled to different countries along with Faculty coordinators as an embedded part of MBA curriculum to gain global exposure and enhanced learning opportunity. Dubai 29 November-3 December 2018

Mr. Deepak Kumar and Ms. Sheeba Rathnaselvi, 3rd year Aerospace Engineering participated in the Space Camp programme at Moscow, Russia between 28 and 30 August 2018.

Singapore 30 November-4 December 2018

Malaysia 26-30 November 2018

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CENTRE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT pROGRAMMES OFFERED Preplacement Training • Pre Assessment on Numerical Ability • Vedic Mathematics • Number System & Numerical Skill • Speed Math Techniques • Quantitative Aptitude • Reasoning Aptitude

Mr. MILTON HUGGINS hEAD

Value Added Courses • Reverse Engineering (CATIA) • 3D Printing • MS Project • Primavera • Navisworks • Design of Solar PV System • OPTISIM • E.D. (Entrepreneur & Development) • ANSYS • HVAC Design • NDT • Composite Manufacturing • ANSYS FLUENT (CFD)

PLACEMENT

Mr. THIRUMARAN hEAD

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REVIT MEP PDMS REVIT Architecture RCC Detailing ETABS ANSYS Civil Bosch Certification Volkswagen Sales Consultant Certification Volkswagen Service Advisor Certification PLC/ Networking / DCS/ SCADA INTEL/ ETAP/ IOT Dot Net ASP Big Data Analytics TANNER

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• Verbal Aptitude • Communication Workshop • Presentation Skills • Resume Building and Evaluation • Public Speaking • Situational Conversation Plant Tissue Culture Biogas Production Mobile Application GRE GMAT GATE IELTS AUTO CAD 2D AUTO CAD 3D NXCAD CREO CATIA CATIA Kinematics NXCAM SketchUp 3DS MAX PRO STEEL

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STAAD Pro MX Road MATLAB AutoCAD Electrical OrCAD Ethical Hacking Machine Learning C, C++ Python Programming LABVIEW Multisim Welding Technology- Arc, TIG, MIG • Japanese Language • German Language • English Language

SUCCESS DAY is celebrated every year in recognition of final year UG and PG students who are placed in firms, chooses career in defense services, opts for higher studies, prefers family business or turns an entrepreneur. HITS takes pride in celebrating the success stories of such students and honours them with Certificate of Recognition. Infosys, IBM, Amazon, Paypal, Vestas, Ramco Systems, IDBI Federal, Data Patterns, Zoho, TATA AIG, JBM Group, Sundram Fasteners, Saint Gobain to name a few are the organizations that visited the Campus this academic year; of which Amazon Development Center India has offered the highest CTC of Rs. 28 lakhs per annum. A total of 850 students were honoured on this year's Success Day, on 9 April 2019, making the percentage of placements surpass previous years’ record. Mr. Salvo Barbera, CEO, Space Tech International Ltd., Arc Technology, France; Mr. Pon Balaji Sankar, Talent Acquisition, Infosys; Mr. R. Tamilvanan, Chief Sales Officer; and Mr. Raghav Rangarajan, Founder, Ignite were the resource persons at the event.

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DR. B. SELVAMUTHU KRISHNAN DIRECTOR, SPORTS

BASKETBALL

•• Women's team won Runners Trophy in the South Zone Inter University Basketball Women Tournament organized by SRM •• •• •• •• •• •• ••

Institute of Science and Technology from 3 to 8 November 2018. The team secured Fourth position in All India Inter University Tournament conducted in LNIPE, Gwalior from 26 to 31 December 2018. Men’s and Women’s Team were the Runners at Tamil Nadu State Inter University Tournament conducted at SDAT Stadium, Kanyakumari between 19 and 22 September 2018. A 12-member men's basketball team accompanied by two coaches visited China to participate in the Intercontinental Basketball tournament held at SIAS University, Zhengzhou, China between 12 and 20 May 2019. Women’s Team were the Winners of Sree Raghavendra All India Tournament held at Venkatnarayana Ground, T. Nagar, Chennai between 10 and 13 August 2018. Organized Dr. K.C.G. Verghese Memorial 28th State Level Inter College Basketball Tournament for Men & Women from 6 to 9 April 2019. Ms. T. Dharshini, 2nd year B.Com. was a Winner of Indian Team B-Division of FIBA U - 18 Women Camp & Asian Championship held at Kandeerava Stadium, Bangalore in September 2018. Ms. T. Dharshini, 2nd year B.Com.; Ms. S. Rajeshwari, 3rd year B.Com. and Ms. R. Anbarasi, 1st year M.Tech. were the Runners representing Tamil Nadu Team at the 69th Senior National Championship`19 held at BFI, Bhavnagar, Gujarat between 7 and 13 January 2019. Ms. T. Parthiba Priya, 2nd year B.Com. and Ms. M. Thilagavathi, 3rd year B.Com. were the Winners representing Tamil Nadu Team at the Khelo Indian Youth Championhip`19 held at BFI, Pune from 14 to 23 January 2019.

Valedictory ceremony of Dr. K.C.G. Verghese Memorial 28th State Level Inter College Basketball Tournament for Men & Women. Mr. Aravind Annadurai, International Basketball Player and Ms. M. Adhirai, International Basketball Player presided over the Valedictory Function as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour. SRM Institute of Technology and Science and Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science bagged the Championship under Men and Women category respectively. Winners were lauded with Trophy, Cash Prize, and Certificates of Merit.

Basketball women's team clinching Runners Trophy in South Zone Inter University Basketball Women Tournament

Ms. T. Dharshini as a Winner of Indian Team B-Division of FIBA U - 18

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Team HITS in Intercontinental Basketball tournament held at SIAS University, Zhengzhou, China.

CRICKET

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University Tournament held at Andhra University, Shimoga from 14 to 25 January 2019. Men’s Team were the Runners in All India Tournament held at Jaipur in May 2019. Men’s Team were the Winners of Redbull Tournament organized at Redbull, Chennai between 3 and 6 April 2019. Mr. Washington Sundar, 2nd year BBA represented Royal Challenges Bangalore in the Indian premier League (IPL). 2019.

Cricket men's team bagged III place in the South Zone Inter University Tournament.

FOOTBALL

Mr. Washington Sundar in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019.

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Inter University Football Tournament 2018-2019 held at Pondicherry University from 3 to 11 November 2018 and got qualified for All India Championship. Men’s Team emerged as the Winners of SSN Trophy conducted at SSN College, Chennai between 22 and 25 February 2019.

ARCHERY

Men’s Team bagged Gold and Silver Medals at the 11th State Archery Championship organized at Nehru Stadium, Chennai between 1 and 10 October 2018.

TABLE TENNIS

Women’s Team emerged as Winners of SSN Trophy conducted at SSN College, Chennai between 22 and 25 February 2019.

Men's football team in South Zone Inter University Football Tournament

VOLLEYBALL

TENNIS

Men’s Team were the Runners in AITA Men organized at Chennai Tennis Center between 18 and 22 March 2019.

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Trophy held at YMCA College, Chennai on 3 and 4 August 2018. The team also won Tamil Nadu Inter University Tournament held at Nehru Stadium, Chennai between 22 and 25 October 2018. Ms. G. Dhanalaksmi, 3rd year B. Com.; Ms. K.V. Ilakkiya Prabha, 2nd year B. Com.; Ms. B. Rithiga, 1st year B. Com.; Ms. G. Subalakshmi, 3rd year BBA; Ms. A. Blessy Ranjitha, 2nd year BBA; Ms. R. Bothini, 2nd year BBA; Ms. D. Devika, 1st year BBA; Ms. R. Saraswathi, 1st year BBA; and Ms. S. Rajaswari, 2nd year BCA were the Winners of Tamil Nadu Team in Khelo India National Championship conducted at Sports Authority of India, Pune between 14 and 22 January 2019.

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NATIONAL CADET CORPS (NCC) STAFF ACHIEVEMENTs

Fg. Offr. Giri Rangarajan •• Received Deputy Director General NCC Commendation ••

fg. offr. GIRI RANGARAJAN FLYING OFFICER

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STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

•• 5 NCC cadets, Ms. B. Sandhiya, 2nd B.Sc. Fashion Design,

Fg. Offr. Giri Rangarajan receiving the award as 1st in the Order of Merit from AOC , AFS,Tambaram.

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Mr. Greesh Pranav, 2nd Mechatronics Engineering, Mr. P. Hemanth Kumar, 2nd Aerospace Engineering, Mr. N.S. Pavan Kumar, 2nd Aerospace Engineering, and Mr. V. Vaishnav, 2nd Computer Science and Engineering were selected for the Inter Group Competitions 2018 scheduled at Kings College, Tanjore from 4 to 13 September 2018. Ms. B. Sandhya, 2nd B.Sc. Fashion Design won Gold Medal in NCC - Tamil Nadu State Shooting event held between 4 and 13 September 2018 at Kings College, Tanjore. 4 Flight cadets Ms. Sandhya, Mr. Vaishnav, Mr. Hemanth, and Mr. Greesh Pranav attended VSC training camp at Pudhucherry from 25 September to 4 October 2018. Flight cadets, Mr. Vaishnav and Mr. Greesh Pranav got selected for All India Vayu Sainik Camp held at Rajasthan. They played vital roles in accumulating the overall points and made TN, P & AN Directorate grab the All India Vayu Sena Cup 2018. CWO Sai Kiran, 4th B. Tech. EEE got selected for SSB interview. C/Cpl Sk. Md. Ghouse, 4th B. Tech. Mechanical got selected for SSB interview.

CWO B. Saikiran receiving appreciation medal for his achievement in RDC2018.

Selected cadets, including HITS' for AIVSC2018 with DDG,TN,P & AN NCC Directorate.

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NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME (NSS)

STAFF ACHIEVEMENT

Mr. K. Gnanasekaran, NSS Coordinator was awarded for the contribution towards Rotaract Movement in Preconference (MATRAM) conducted by Rotary international district 3232 on 15 February 2019.

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

•• Rtr. Risivats and Rtr. Vempati Bala Tatwick were awarded

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" Efficient Sportsman Award" and "Budding CEO Award" in Namma Year Heroes conducted by Rotary International District 3232 on 15 February 2019. Rtr. Rajvi won the Rotary Youth Leadership Award in the Rotary Youth Leadership Camp conducted between 28 and 30 September 2018.

EVENTS

•• Organized "First Responder Training” given by Alert NGO along with Apollo Hospital on 1 and 2 April 2019.

•• Co-hosted the ROTO Olympics held at Nehru stadium in view of World Rotaract Week on 17 March 2019.

•• Organized Cycling, Designing Workshop, and Pollution •• Mr. K. Gnanasekaran receiving award for contribution towards 'MATRAM.'

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Awareness Camp in view of World Rotaract Week celebrations between 13 and 17 March 2019. Organized Blood Donation Camp in association with Rotary Club of Chennai Capital (RCCC) on 14 February 2019 in view of Founder's Memorial Day. Organized “Rendezvous with Dr. Kamal Haasan” in association with Headway Foundation and Y’s Men International to commemorate International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 25 January 2019. Organized Eye Camp and TB Screening Camp in Kayar, our adopted village on 2 December 2018. Organized an Educational Trip to Crocodile Park, Chennai for 210 children of Government Primary School, Thirupporur on 1 September 2018. Participated in the Polio Free Day campaign organized by Rotary International District 3232 on 24 October 2018. Organized “Safe Hands” in view of International Hand Washing Day on 15 October 2018. Inaugurated “MAYVI,” a national level Aero Modelling competition organized by Rotaract Club of HITS in association with Aero Astro Club on 6 and 7 October 2018. Organized “Blood Donation Camp” in association with Rotary Club of Chennai wherein 680 units of blood were collected and given to Royapettah Government Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Adyar Cancer Institute, KMC Mobile Unit on 7 September 2018. Organized “Independence Day Celebrations” in Govt. Girls High School, Kelambakkam on 15 August 2018. Organized “Royal Independence Ride” in view of Independence Day on 4 August 2018. Organized “Swachh Bharath Camp” at HITS’ adopted villages Kayar, Illalur, Venbedu, Padur, Kelambakkam from 16 to 22 July 2018. Organized Kerala Flood Relief Drive in which relief materials worth Rs.30 lakhs were sent to Kerala; and Rs. 50 lakhs were given to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

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Organizing team of Blood Donation Camp

RENDEZVOUS WITH DR. KAMAL HAASAN

“Human spirit is one of ability, perseverance, and courage that no disability can hinder with!” Acknowledging the quote, the Headway Foundation in association with HITS and Chennai OMR Club of Y’s Men International organized an event entitled “Rendezvous with Dr. Kamal Haasan” at the latter’s auditorium on 25 January 2019. The event was primarily scheduled to commemorate International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Mrs. Raghavi Senthil Kumar, Founder, Headway Foundation; and President,Tamil Nadu Wheelchair Basketball Association and also a proud alumna of HITS presided over the function. 

Fondly called ‘uzhaghanayagan’ (Universal Hero), Dr. Kamal Hassan is idealized in Tamil Nadu for his theatrical skills and moves to the sensational rhythms. This most celebrated person has stepped in to Politics recently and has committed himself to serve the public through Makkal Needhi Maiyam roughly translated as People's Justice Centre. In his address to the youth of Hindustan, Haasan identified the future of nation in their hands. He voiced, "Honesty can only be found amongst youngsters; and that is why I chose college as a platform to speak Politics, though controversial. Youngsters certainly lay the foundation for future. I thereby request you to hold on to your rights to vote and never sell them for bribe. Speaking of the differently abled, I have never pitied them for their disabilities; rather only awed, as how they could keep the winning stride high irrespective of their differences from others. They surely are a record of my inspiration!” Dr. KCG Verghese Charitable Foundation believes in empowering persons with disabilities; and ensures inclusiveness and equality to them. In act of appreciation and recognition, the Foundation presented a cheque for Rs. 6 lakhs to Tamil Nadu Wheelchair Basketball Association. This monetary contribution could promisingly be invested to procure efficient Wheel Chairs working on latest technology.

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HITS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (HITSAA) Events

•• Institution of Alumni Ambassadors 2018 took place on 15 September 2018. •• HITSAA Awards Worth 2 Lakhs were instituted by Alumni of Batch 1992 & 1993. •• 20 Alumni Talks were organized for the benefit of students of all years and disciplines.

•• Alumni Reunion of Batch 1993 was organized on 7 July 2018. About 100 alumni ••

from various countries came to cherish their memories with their friends, teachers and alma mater. Annual Alumni Reunion was conducted on 1 December 2018 drawing alumni from in and around Chennai.

MS. V. S. PRAGATHA COORDINATOR

HITSAA Awards distributed during University Day 2019

Mr. T. Ramanan Thevarajan (MBA '96), General Manager & Global Head - Enterprise Infrastructure Technologies Group, TCS, California, USA in an Alumni Talk on "Ready, Play On: What should you know before you step into the Digital Future?".

Alumni Reunion of Batch 1993

Annual Alumni Meet 2018

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BEGETTER A husband, a son, a father, A friend, a cousin, a brother. He who taught me about family He who loved me like no other. I refuse to believe he has departed . . . It hurts to say he is gone. Felt is his presence within the souls who cared him His wraith is within the grounds this credence was built on. Although relieved he is from this harsh portrayal of a world, I know he is watching as I pen this poem.

Lamya Roslyn

Biotechnology

A Mere Driver!

It is a common misconception that Formula 1 drivers are merely drivers and not athletes. Formula 1 drivers’ leisure time activities consist of marathons, triathlons, mountain biking, trekking, etc. These drivers are required to have great stamina, strength, and very low body fat percentage. For every kilo of extra weight, the driver loses 0.035 seconds of time per lap (which is a lot in racing terms). Drivers drive literally at neck-breaking speeds, due to which they have to do special neck workouts to keep their necks strong. They experience around 6.5 G’s of force (which is equivalent to the amount of G force a fighter pilot experiences during battle). In the process of driving 300 kilometres for around 100 minutes, drivers lose around 4 kilograms of body weight and around 3 kilograms of water content from their body. This is excluding the 3 free practice sessions and the qualifying session that takes place before the race. On top of all these, they have around 20-25 buttons and toggles in their steering wheels which they have to use while traveling at speeds of around 350km/h. Formula 1 drivers are really underrated when compared to other athletes. They are an embodiment of people with the quickest reaction times, fittest bodies, and the sharpest minds. Yet, people tend to say, “They are just drivers who drive fast”.

Gokul M.

Automobile Engineering

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

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Winter’s Moon Have you seen the Winter’s moon? Above the cottage roof, Shaded with silver spoon, A romance of night aloof. A mill besides in silent chant, Praises the moon with heart, "How he looks just like a saint" Who skates the world in cart. Have you seen the winter’s moon? Starring over the windy shore, That soon kisses your feet By his print on the waves he pour. I wish to be the mill for moon Who loves you like a saint. I wish to be the silver spoon Who shades you till it fades. I want to be the crimson sea And would take your print on me. I want to be that sandy shore Who can love you each day more!

Supriya Adhikari

Biotechnology

PASSION

Each student has a passion which can sometimes be their goal or dream. This deep engraved passion that is inspired by role models, would make the person sleepless until attained. They act in craziest ways in this wave of passion. When a student joins college, he seeks opportunities to make friends with similar ideas and tries to expand work. While some flourish, others remain in the edge of the shadows due to the lack of finance or proper alliance. The passion, however, finds its way at one point or the other in future. Passion can sometimes have no relation with the education being persuaded by the student. In this type of scenario the student lacks time and fails to manage or cope with his studies and passion. This imbalance can lead to lose one's concentration and more over interest in life. Thus, proper planning of time to achieve one's passion must be done wisely to attain success.

Mala Subramanian

Aeronautical Engineering

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Eclipses have always been bounded with myths, legends and superstitions Are Superstitions on throughout history. Even in today's era, the Eclipses Real? same age-old myths and superstitions are things that still persist. Both lunar and solar eclipses are considered as a bad omen or a sign of danger and chaos in many cultures. But on the other hand, according to science, "Superstitions are Super Stupid" and "Eclipses are just shadows", nothing but celestial bodies blocking light. This is a natural phenomenon and has nothing to do with the beliefs that are made on murderous pets, hungry demons or a famished jaguars. Like, in some parts of world it is believed that the spirits of dead people had taken the form of ravenous jaguars and causing slaughter. So, the dogs are made to howl and bark in a bid to scare them off. Similarly, in Indian culture, the myth is based on the belief that the eclipses caused by the demons Rahu and Ketu swallowing the sun as a revenge from the Gods to stifle the light that provides life. Some strange superstitions on eclipses include 'Eating during eclipse period causes indigestion', 'Cutting yourself at the time of eclipse leaves the mark for a lifetime', ‘Taking bath after the eclipses will wash away all the negative energies ', and for a pregnant women it is 'use of sharp objects might lead the baby to be born cleft lip.' But if these superstitions were real, why other organisms who do not follow rules have not faced problems? Clearly, that’s not happening. They are at times confused and scared during eclipses but they go back to normalcy after eclipses. People tend to see eclipses with naked eye out of curiosity and hence exposing to direct sunlight or a fraction of which other organisms do not. This might be the reason behind such beliefs like stay inside.

Charu Goswami

Aerospace Engineering

ROAD RAGE Road rage is the aggressive behavior of drivers which lead to altercations, collisions and assaults. A major cause of road rage is the sloppy driving habits of modern day drivers who drives in haste. Violent incidents caused by stress while driving on high traffic zones is also a reason for this. It is found that most of the drivers have this rage because it is like a cultural norm. They grew up seeing their parents and other people who share the road doing the same. Anxiety and frustration comes naturally when you drive in Indian roads. It has been confirmed by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) that Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra are top five states with hot-headed drivers and maximum number of cases under rash driving/road rage. It takes very little effort to come to a complete stop at stop signs, to use turn signals properly and to be more observant and cautious. So the next time let us not panic while driving. One thoughtful decision can save your life and also others'.

Binupriya

Aerospace Engineering

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

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Self-improvement, an improvement of one’s knowledge, status, or character by efforts is the quest to make oneselves better in any and every part of life. Self-improvement always starts with the selfawareness and the ability to transform one’s habits. If you’re serious about getting better on something, then one of the steps is to know in black and white terms-where you stand. You need self-awareness before you can achieve self-improvement. For most of us, the path to self-improvement starts by setting a specific and actionable goal. There are many different self-help programmes; each with its own focus, techniques, associated, proponents and in some

cases leaders. Those who help themselves by learning and identifying about health problems can be said to exemplify self-help, while self-help groups can be seen more as peer to peer support. Self-help is the best help!

Pooja Mohandass

Aerospace Engineering

The Ugly Tree

Long, long ago, in a dense forest there were thousands of tall and beautiful trees. They were happy, and too proud of themselves. Among them, there also was an ugly tree whose branches were badly twisted. Its roots had uneven curves. All other trees made fun of the ugly tree and kept giggling. “How are you, hunchback?” the other trees always shouted and their laughter made the ugly tree feel sad. But, he never raised a voice against them. The ugly tree thought, “I wish I were as beautiful as the other trees. Why did God do this to me? Neither can I provide shade to the travellers not can the birds make their nests on me. Nobody needs me.” One day, a woodcutter came to the forest. He took a look at the trees and said, “These trees are lovely. I must cut them. As soon as he picked up his axe the trees became frightened. ‘Chop, Chop, Chop’ went the woodcutter’s axe and one by one the trees started to fall. “None of us is going to be spared,” screamed one of the beautiful trees. Soon that tree too was brought to ground by the woodcutter’s axe. By now, the woodcutter had come near to the ugly tree. He had just raised his axe when suddenly he noticed how crooked the ugly tree was. “Hmm! This crooked tree seems to be useless for me. I cannot make long straight logs of this ugly tree,” he thought. And he moved towards another beautiful tree. The ugly tree heaved a huge sigh of relief. He realized that by making him ugly, God had actually given him a boon. From that day the ugly tree neither complained nor felt ashamed of itself. He was happy with his crooked branches. He never forgot how he was spared from the woodcutter’s axe, only because he was crooked and ugly. Thus did the ugly tree learnt the most beautiful lesson of its life as how to love and value oneself.

Jesiya Sowmini

Biotechnology

We face several difficulties in life so we become stronger day by day. I strongly believe the phrase "NOT ALRIGHT, BUT, IT'S ALRIGHT". There are always certain things that cannot be explained until experienced. Whenever there are difficult times we tend to face them with courage; but there are times when we don't have courage too. Everyone has ups and downs which are part and parcel of life. In my experience, the worst times were when I wasn't able to gather my courage when people around me, whom I cherished, started vanishing. That was the moment when I tried gathering my courage to face the world where people hide their feeling behind a mask. Not everything that happens in our lives disappear with time. Maybe time helps to overcome our wounds, but it always will leave a memory. These memories help us to overcome similar problems in future. Not everything that happens in our life is right, but it's alright. Each time when difficulties are faced, remember, "after sun set, there always is a sunrise." There is always a light that is ahead of us. Believe in and move on!

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NOT ALRIGHT, BUT, IT'S ALRIGHT

Sherly S.

Electrical & Electronics Engineering

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Music is the best way to express feelings. For me, “life without music is a body without soul.” Everyone has a soulmate, but only few recognize it. An art or a habit or an interest that motivates us the real soulmate. Painting, dancing, swimming, writing, playing and there are many more. All these are not just extra-curricular activities, they are the real soulmates which can boost up energy. If I became the Educational Minister, I would implement a rule of compulsory activity section based on kid’s interest. Many may not find close affinity with non-living things; especially musical instruments. But I’m on the contrary. To me, most essential values come from music; and I find mine in Piano. I’ve seen my best and worst of times with my piano and it’s my soulmate and life. I don’t care people saying that Piano is just a substance... I don’t care people saying music should be just an entertainment… I don’t care people saying Piano is a waste of expenses… I don’t care because…

I AM A CRAZY PIANO PLAYER..!

Sashank Babu

Aeronautical Engineering

Let’s . . . Go everywhere, Practice all arts, Travel globally Make dreams materialize. Wherever we go, our mother tongue never changes; Nor does our name! Whichever country we may work, Our nation remains one; And so is our flag. Our motherland is this. This nation of ours is a God given land: a gift to breathe. A place of our birth, A land where we saw growth! To protect it is our bounded pride!

Sashank Babu

Aeronautical Engineering

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

95


EDUCATION STANDARDS IN INDIA

Unlike public educational institutions, the private schools and colleges are known for imparting quality education. However, contrarily the most serious flaw one can find in the private institutions is their overextended study period. This would have negative impact on students’ concentration level after certain period. Usually students yearn for refreshment break to remain active and retain their concentration level; but these private schools do not have these kinds of recess and hence all the concepts are not completely understood by the students. Another loophole of the private institute is their obsession with ranking and image-build-up exercise at the cost of genuine emphasis on the quality education. Parents are lured by the ranks published by them and the institutions habitually take up excess number of students as a result there is a compromise over genuine teacher-students interactions. The need for curriculum based moral education, communication skills and skill development are underemphasized by these institutions. As a result, the growth of students’ natural creativity and academic stimulation are adversely hampered. In the end, it is neither the teacher nor the administration but the students found at the receiving end. At times, when the students have trouble in coping up such systems they tend to resort to the extreme measure such as committing suicide. Life is for living, and let's hope change would bloom someday.

Vajja Utham

Chemical Engineering

A team of fourteen members went to Dallas, Texas to participate in Aero Design West 2017 under the leadership of Gladston Joseph (passed out student) and Mr. Dalbir Singh, Faculty Advisor. The team worked hard for eight months for a 3-day competition between 11 and 13 of March 2017. We cleared the inspection round and moved up to flying round. In flying round, our aircraft flew at height of 123ft, and dropped the payload which successfully landed. This excelled the judges and the team got overall placed 3rd in the world. As a part of this exciting journey, we also got an opportunity to visit Universal Studios, Florida. It was quite a memorable and a thrilling winning experience.

Team ASTRA Flew High

Angeline Mercy

Aeronautical Engineering

Fantastic France

The even semester of 2018 opened the doors of offer for semester exchange programmes at the Institut Polytechnique des Sciences Avancées (IPSA), France, renowned for Aeronautics. I observed that their education is not only theoretical but also practical with first-hand training given to the aspirants of Aviation. Besides education, I also got chance to experience the cultural aspects of France. It was completely different, new, and adventures too. I loved the place, the people and of course, the stunning Eiffel Tower!

Vitika Ria

Aeronautical Engineering

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Unwritten

Late night musings got him deluded enough to begin writing. He let himself get carried away with the words. He tore down pages as their lines got filled with words that he otherwise wouldn’t let free. He travelled to a far-away land where there were no boundaries. No boundaries separating countries and no boundaries separating the ocean from the land. No walls, no floors and no ceilings. He could feel the wind crashing against his body, for in this land he was the only obstacle. He could hear the wind racing to find its way home, violently whipping off droplets from the ocean. And he was there, he was there watching the sky become the sea. He was there when the sea reflected the myriad lights of the sky. For in this world the sky was not just blue sometimes and dark sometimes, it was all of the colors he couldn’t name. He felt like a little boy again. He felt free. He dove in and swam till the edge of the ocean. The ocean formed ripples as if to track his movements, for he shouldn’t get lost.

This world existed for him. This was the world that existed in him. That which had been left unwritten. Until now!

Harshatha P. N.

Aerospace Engineering

Bounce Back From Failures Failure is a word which nobody wants to hear. People think failure is the end of their life; but it is not. Aariana Huffington has rightly told, “Failure is the stepping stone to success.” If a person fails, he shouldn’t quit but learn through mistakes and overcome them in next attempts. Even great people over came their failures through persistent efforts. Success doesn’t come to you in a single try. So, develop an improved plan and give your best to achieve it. If you can’t handle the situation don’t hesitate to share it with your parents or elders who could give you a piece of advice and support in your rough phase. Sometimes you might get humiliated, but never get depressed, take it as a challenge and prove them as wrong. Be with positive people who could help you to pass through the scariest phase of your life. You can also indulge yourself in reading success stories of great personalities like Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, J.K Rowling, Bill Gates who failed several times before achieving success. Patience is also one of the factors to be developed in order to achieve your dreams. Nothing is most valuable than your beautiful life. Taking a right decision at present may not change your past; but definitely your future. Always believe in yourself and never lose hope. Your desire to achieve success is what makes you motivated. There is no such thing called failure, give your best and succeed in the following trials.

Basava Jyothsna & Srikanth Reddy

Aeronautical Engineering

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

97


HOLD ON!

Learn to hold on, like your mother who held you during your trembling child walk. But then she set you free slowly so you should tarted to walk, run, and rush on your tiny little foot. Learn to hold on like this! Your dreams are your private property, hold on it firmly, like your father has always held on you. Support your dreams to turn them into reality, just like your siblings support you and take you back every time! Just hold on— ‘on dreams’, ‘on people’, and even ‘on places’. Letting go is the easiest; and yes, one day you might even have to let go the things that stop you from being you. Till you don’t feel held by what you are holding, hold on it. Be passionate, be delusional, show gratitude, and be compassionate. Love, not only the answered but also the unrequited. You will feel immense pleasure after you achieve your dreams. Work for it with a pure heart and always believe in giving more than taking. With all this positivity spread by you, around you, will let you reach your goals in a more beautiful way. So, hold on, give love, receive peace, spread smiles, and yes, move on as well.

Neetika Mishra

Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Poverty - a punishment for a crime you didn’t commit Poverty is

not just a problem of our country, it is a global issue. It is of immense importance that this issue is discussed world wide. Globally, around 600 million children live in extreme poverty. When families don’t have enough money they cannot invest in their children to buy food or clothes. It curbs kids from going to school, involves in child or forced marriage, sexual exploitation, trafficking, hazardous or exploitative work. History has witnessed social reformers who passionately worked for the welfare of society. Mother Teresa is widely known for her compassion and unconditioned love towards humanity. It may sound impractical to eradicate poverty; yet, if each of us take simple measures and steps in helping the needy, we can certainly witness tremendous changes that are steady. Let’s not wait for another Mother Teresa to be born and become an icon of love and charity. Let’s become one!

Siva Sai

Mechanical Engineering

Eat to Live Healthy! Eat, eat and eat! Nowadays, many teens are overweight and unfit. Surveys have found out that more and more young people suffer from obesity, damaging their health. Therefore, stop eating too much! It not only helps your appearance, but also monitors health. Lack of sport is a major problem causing teenagers overweight without consumption of calories. As a result, one gets fatter and fatter. Unfortunately, most young people love playing video games and computer rather than tying their sports lace and getting on field. Another reason could be due to high content of calories in the diet. Consuming too much calories is also harmful as they get deposited in blood vessels causing fat bodies and heart diseases. To youngsters under stress at school and college, eating candies, chewing gums, or munching on a snack is a common method to relieve pressure. However, it is unwise because candies and snack doom you to gain weight easily and cause sluggishness. The golden rule, “keep uptake always greater than the intake!” is the only solution to the problem of obese. Involving in active sports is yet another powerful solution irrespective of all ages.

Naveen

Mechanical Engineering

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so. Only few embrace the beauty of it. Here is the short description of how I evolved myself form the situation where I can’t walk out for a movie or a meal without a friend, to the person who travelled all the way from Chennai to Himalayas alone and spent a week in that fairy land. It all started two years ago. Number of questions circled as “Where should I go?”, “Is it safe to go there?”, “How can I manage a new language?” And finally, “Is it a good idea to travel alone?” With mixed feelings, I made up my mind and started my first solo trip a journey to Himalayas. A journey which made me fearless, a decision maker, an interactive person, and enabled me to discover a new version of myself. When the bus entered into Himachal border it became necessary for me to get up from sleep and put on my sweater since the temperature was dipping down gradually for every mile we move forward. It was around 4:30 in the morning I woke up and realised that 12 hours of my journey was completed and 4 more hours left to reach my destination. Yes, it was a long 16 hours ride on the bumpiest, narrow and condemned roads that you can never find anywhere. Let aside all practical difficulty, Himalayas has its own allure with snow-capped mountainous ranges, water streams, rounded rocks, tall green trees, momentary rains and snowy air. Wherever you see you just can’t stop keeping your jaw opened. GREEN . . . GREEN . . . GREEN . . . ! It was green everywhere. Looks like all the greenery in this world came here for some kind of get together party. Such is the beauty of Himachal! There might be many things that keep holding you back like fear of unknown or feeling home sick. But I swear, with one solo journey, you will overcome every fear of yours. Life isn’t just what you know and what you see. There is much more than what you think. Stretch your limits, experience every bit, and keep exploring!

P. Yeswanth Reddy

Mechanical Engineering

Bright Side of Dark Truth Optimism makes us realize the power of ourselves. It keeps us charged to break boundaries and achieve new pinnacle. Optimism gives a new perception to life. An optimistic person can never fail, it’s not because he is immune to failure, but he knows the trajectory of success through failure. One such King lived years ago, who was an epitome of optimism. There was a beautiful, prosperous land surrounded by mountains, forests, seas and valleys. It was such a picturesque and captivating location, but ironically none wanted to rule it. This was owing to the mishaps faced by earlier emperors on the throne. The place was secluded and people were in dare need for a ruler. Then started a vigorous search for an emperor to take up responsibility. But the news of mishap was spread like fire and so none wanted to risk their life. There came up a young man smart and courageous, who wished to take up responsibility of a King. The people were shocked as well as pleased to hear this. On curious of this, an old man decided to visit the boy and talk to him on this matter. The old man in a hesitant tone asked, “Dear young boy, in spite of knowing about the dark truth hidden behind this shimmery throne, why do you even think of giving it a chance?” The boy replied with a smile, “Yes, I know it isn’t easy, but achieving the harder thing makes me happy.” Hearing this the old man felt he should remind the boy the dark truth, and said, "My little boy, I understand your excitement, but believe me this throne is sinned, anybody who becomes the emperor is either dead in 10 years of his crowning or must live his rest of life in extremely dangerous forest, which also means death after few days of exile. So, I don’t want young boy like you, who has an opportunity to explore and live joyfully, to risk your life.” The young boy was overwhelmed by the old man’s concern and thanked him saying, “I am lucky to have someone like you to advice me, but believe me the problem is in perception of the issue.” The old man saw his confidence and couldn’t tell anything more, blessed the boy and left. The boy soon was coronated. He was courageous, kind hearted emperor, who soon transformed the territory into a flourishing Kingdom. People were extremely happy and enjoyed a joyous life. As years passed, a decade rule of the King was on its termination and people started panicking and had insecurities about the mishap. They doubted if the King would die while on throne or decide to leave the dynasty and pursue an equally dreadful life. Soon the King gathered all people and informed his decision to choose exile. People were in shock and they questioned him about the risk involved in forest life. The King optimistically said,“There is always two sides to a coin and I want to focus the positive.” He also asked the people to come along with him to drop him at the forest. With pale faces and eyes filled with fear they accepted to come along. Soon their fiery faces glowed with delight and excitement seeing a humongous paradise. The King then explained, “It was my perception of the dark truth. Every problem comes with a solution, its just a ability to identify that matters. I can’t live if I am on throne neither can I live in forest, but the angle that is unexplored is that I can live and rule a Kingdom, if the forest become the empire. So, this is our new dynasty.” The people were overwhelmed to hear this and applauded the King for his optimism and perception to a tricky problem. Then on the King and people lived happily devoid of all fears. They learnt a lesson for life that there is no problem without solution and that being optimistic is a priority to witness the brighter side to the dark truth.

Priyanka A.

Aerospace Engineering

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

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“Far or near, travel solo & introduce the real you to this world!”

SOLO TRAVEL Many people shy away from travelling alone, some fear it and some love to go but couldn’t dare to do


My First Day at College The bus landed somewhere on the campus. I got down from my bus and noticed the School of Building Science block. Staring here and there, l walked around the college for nearly five minutes and asked a senior student to help me find location of the main block. The senior in turn asked me ‘Is there main block in our college?’. I was quite shocked and walked on my own direction. At last, after a struggle of ten minutes a kind-hearted senior guided me to the main block and the security enquired my department and guided me to first floor. The faculties just gave an introduction of themselves and told us to introduce ourselves. I was really surprised to see that students from different parts of India wished to study in my college. We spoke with each other and tried to develop friendship. After the end of last hour, I walked along with my few classmates to the bus way. Unluckily, due to a meeting the driver took the bus half an hour late and it started raining unusually. Due to traffic jam, I reached my home by 7 p.m. I felt tired and exhausted that l didn’t have energy even to explain my first day of college to my parents.

Abinaya K.

Aerospace Engineering

Overcoming Monday Morning Blues So what exactly is Monday blues? Simply stated, it is the low spirited, annoyed, sad, unlucky mood of those workers, students or employees who feel that a difficult weekday is irritating and forcing them going back to work, is killing all their joys and happiness. We all come across many people on life who literally hate Mondays. They say ‘After a long nice weekend away from the hectic nature of work, school and life waking up on Mondays morning as the most dreadful thing in life’.

Anjali Vasudevan

Chemical Engineering

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GRADUATION BATCHES

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING


AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING


AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING


architecture


COMPUTER SCIENCE CSE & eNGINEERING

CIVIL ENGINEERING


BACHELOR OF COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

mASTER OF COMPUTER APPLICATION


Electrical & electronics engineering

Electronics & Communication engineering


MECHANICAL engineering


MECHANICAL engineering


Automobile engineering


FASHION, DESIGN & aRTS

CHEMICAL engineering


Master of business administration - AVIATION

Master of business administration - GENERAL


bachelor of commerce

bachelor of business administration


administration

school of SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES


LAUNCH OF SCHOOL OF LAW

The Launch of School of Law sets off the Founder's Day celebrations on 20 June 2019 and earmarks another milestone in history of Hindustan! Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chairperson, Hindustan Group of Institutions, in her presidential address expressed her happiness on the new launch and announced that a scholarship of 25% will provided to those students who would like to pursue a course under the School of Law. The Founder’s Day message was delivered by Rev. Isaac Johnson, St. Andrew’s Church, Egmore. The special address was delivered by Sri. Kasu Venkata Reddy, Former Member of Parliament and Minister, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. The inaugural address delivered by Hon’ble Justice Abraham Mathew, Judge (Retd.), High Court of Kerala saw an urge made to students to be present in the parliament and legislative assemblies. Further, he pointed that globalization has led to the need of law colleges and insisted on the quality of law education and concluded his speech by declaring the School of Law at Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science “Open”.

The felicitation was delivered by Hon’ble Justice Ramaswamy, Former Judge, Supreme Court; Mr. K. Duraiswamy, Senior Lawyer, High Court, Chennai; and Prof. (Dr.) S. G. Sreejith, Vice Dean, OP Jindal Global Law School. Dr. K. P. Isaac, Vice Chancellor, HITS on his special note mentioned that the law course provided at HITS is a perfect fusion of technology and law and was certain to attract more number of enrolments.


Read right: Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, HITS; Dr. Aby Sam, Director, HITS; Rev. Jobi Varghese, Student Chaplain; Dr. Susan Marthandam, Director, Hindustan College of Arts and Science; Rev. Isaac Johnson, Senior Pastor, St. Andrew's Church (The Kirks); Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chairperson, Hindustan Group of Institutions; Shri. Kasu Venkata Reddy, Former Member of Parliament and Minister, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh; Hon'ble Justice Ramaswamy, Former Judge, Supreme Court; Mr. K. Duraiswamy, Senior Lawyer, High Court, Chennai; Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, CEO, Hindustan Group of Institutions; Dr. Annie Jacob Verghese, Director, KCG College of Technology.

Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chairperson, Hindustan Group of Institutions, lighting the lamp marking the Founder’s Day and Launch of School of Law Celebrations.

Read Left: Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, CEO, Hindustan Group of Institutions honours Hon'ble Justice Ramaswamy, Former Judge, Supreme Court with a shawl. Also seen is Mr. K. Duraiswamy, Senior Lawyer, High Court, Chennai.

Read Left: Dr. V. L. Mony Dean, School of Law, HITS; Rev. Isaac Johnson, St. Andrew’s Church (The Kirk) Egmore; Dr. K. P. Isaac, Vice-Chancellor, HITS; Dr. (Mrs.) Elizabeth Verghese, Chairperson, Hindustan Group of Institutions; Hon’ble Justice Abraham Mathew, Judge (Retd), High Court of Kerala; Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, CEO, Hindustan Group of Institutions; Sri. Kasu Venkata Reddy, Former Member of Parliament and Minister, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh; Dr. Prof. S. G. Sreejith, Vice Dean, OP Jindal Global Law School posing with School of Law brochure.


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