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Campus Newsletter of the Hindustan Group of Institutions

March 2014

Engineering Personality Awards

Edupreneur Life Time Achievement Award 2013

Women Super Achiever Award

Chancellor Awards 1. Eminent Engineer Engineers

Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chairperson, Hindustan Group of Institutions receiving Eminent Engineer of the Nation Award from Dr. S.S. Rathore, President, Institution of Engineers during the 28th Indian Engineering Congress

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Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chairperson of Hindustan Group of Institutions (HGI) and Chancellor of Hindustan University received the Eminent Engineer of the Nation Award during the 28th Indian Engineering Congress held in Hotel Leela Palace, Chennai from 20th to 22nd December 2013. The programme was inaugurated by Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee. This Award has been presented in recognition of her contribution in imparting quality education by facilitating creativity and innovative thinking by creating an exclusive learning ambience in the Hindustan Group of Institutions to fuel the students growth as future technologists and scientists. 2. Edupreneur Award 2013 - The Times Group of India The Times Group of India recently launched EDUPRENEURS 2013 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chairperson of the Hindustan Group of Institutions was awarded this prestigious Life Time Achievement Award during the function for her outstanding contribution to the State Education Sector for providing excellent quality and value education in the field of Higher Education on 28th September 2013 at Hotel Taj, Chennai. The award was given by Dr. K. Rosaiah, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu. 3. Women Super Achiever Award - Asian Education Leadership Awards

Inauguration of 28th Indian Engineering Congress by Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in the presence of Hon’ble Governor of Tamilnadu, K. Rosaiah and Shri G.K. Vasan, Hon’ble Minister of Shipping

Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor, Hindustan University received Women Super Achiever award from Asian Education Leadership Awards on 24th September 2013 at Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai for recognition of her profound role as a leader in the educational field.

CEO Awards Edupreneur Award 2013 - The Times Group of India Given By Dr. K. Rosaiah, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu to Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Director and CEO of Hindustan Group of Institutions in recognition of exemplary commitment and contribution to education in Tamil Nadu on 28th September 2013 at Hotel Taj, Chennai. VG–TAP Award (Volkswagen India)

National Educational Excellence Award 2014

Campus2Corporate2013 Award

Institution Awards VG–TAP Award Hindustan Institute of Engineering and Technology (HIET) received the Best VG-TAP Institute Award 2014. The award was presented by the Volkswagen Group in Pune on 20th February 2014 for Outstanding Performance of the training facility. National Educational Excellence Award 2014 The School of Management, Hindustan University received the National Educational Excellence Award 2014 presented by Associated Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ASSOCHAM) India on 19th February 2014 for the best B-School in South India. Campus2Corporate2013 Award Hindustan University received the award as 2nd Best Institution in India from Campus2Corporate2013, a National Contest for B-Schools & Engineering Institutions organised by The HR Club along with The Engineers Club, The Managers Club, The Finance Club and TEN India (The Entrepreneurs Network) in 2013.


Rank Holders 2013

Convocation and Graduation Hindustan University

Hindustan University—Post Graduates (M.E / M.Tech)

A Blessy CSE Rank 1

Abins Aziz Str.Engg Rank 1

Merrin George Appl.Elec Rank 1

T Hemalatha VLSI Rank 1

N H Rajesh IT Rank 1

Varun Mohan CE & M Rank 1

Cuckoo Susan Paulose Emb.Sys. Rank 1

Desai Satej Sandeep AME Rank 1

P Poorinima Beneta Comn.Sys. Rank 1

Vishnu Priya Aero Rank 1

G Manikandan CAD Rank 1

G Venkatesh MBA Rank 1

R Ranjith ICE Rank 1

Y Hari Madhava Reddy PED Rank 1

R Sivasangari Soft. Engg. Rank 1

C Lakshmi Priya CSE Rank 2

Graduates (B.E / B.Tech)

K Shanumukh Veerendra Thermal Rank 1

Rajkumar Prasad MBA (Avi.Mgt.) Rank 1

C Swathy VLSI Rank 2

E Arthi PC & IE Rank 2

M Ganesan Avionics Rank 1

Akash Kumar Singh CSE Rank 1

B S Narayanan Aero Rank 1

Chun Chun Kumar EEE Rank 1

Himanshu Kumar Mech Rank 1

T Harini PC & IE Rank 1

M Bhagyawati Civil Rank 1

P R Linda Joy IT Rank 1

P Santhosh Auto Rank 1

R S Gomathi Rekka ECE Rank 1

E Jubin Sebastian Comn.Sys. Rank 2

S Bharthwaj Aerospace Rank 1

A Sasikumar Aero Rank 2

A Srivastava Civil Rank 2

Ayan Dhar Mech Rank 2

Samrat Pradhan Avionics Rank 2

G Yuvaraj CSE Rank 2

P Parthiban Aerospace Rank 2

Ritu Sinha EEE Rank 2

Udit Pandey ECE Rank 2

The 4th Convocation of Hindustan University was held on 21st November 2013. A total of 1222 students received their degrees for the academic year 2012–2013. (From left) Dr. Aby Sam, Director, Hindustan University, Dr. Xavier Alphonse, Director, ICRDCE, Chennai, Dr. V. Sumantran, Vice-Chairman Ashok Leyland, Chennai, Prof. P. J. Kurien, Hon’ble Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha, His Excellency Dr. K. Rosaiah, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu, Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor, Hindustan University, Dr. S. Ramachandran Vice – Chancellor, Hindustan University, Dr. B. Santhanam, MD, Saint-Gobain Glass India, Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, Hindustan University.

Ilvarasi Aero Rank 2

J Martina Jenifer Str.Engg Rank 2

A Praveen Kumar M.E (ED) Rank 1

KCG College of Technology

P Danushree IT Rank 2

P N Vasanth Sudarashan AME Rank 2

S Sengodan Emb.Sys. Rank 2

KCG College of Technology

Honoris Causa

Dr. V. Sumantran, Vice-Chairman, Ashok Leyland, Chennai

K Rupendra Kumar CAD Rank 2

Dr. B. Santhanam, Managing Director, Saint-Gobain Glass India

Hindustan College of Arts and Science

N Narmadha M.E (CS) Rank 1

R Vijaya Prakaash AERO Rank 1

Hindustan College of Arts and Science

M Mohamed Asik AERO Rank 3

S Jayashree M.E (VLSI) Rank 4

R Arvindh AERO Rank 7

R Abhilash AERO Rank 10

K M Dhamodharan B.Sc (Electronic Media) Rank 1

K Pavithra B.Sc (Biochemistry) Rank 1

M Pratheepa M.Sc (Biotechnology) Rank 4

K Jeyandra Saravanan M.Sc (Biotechnology) Rank 5

Rushila Devi M.Sc (Bioinformatics) Rank 7

Balendra Shobika AERO Rank 12

S Arunabharathi AERO Rank 23

N A Anuja Jaishree MCA Rank 26

R Vijay Shankar AERO Rank 27

R Nivedithadevi MCA Rank 33

T A Praveen EEE Rank 33

R Aishwarya B.Sc (ISM) Rank 7

K Alamelu Mangai B.Sc (Biochemistry) Rank 8

S Athira B.Sc (Electronic Media) Rank 8

Joina Ann Mathew B.Sc (Biochemistry) Rank 9

S Kalairani M.E (CSE) Rank 36

M Dilip Kumar Mech Rank 39

S Divya Mangala Lakshmi IT Rank 45

B Jaishree MCA Rank 48

B Sadhana Rao IT Rank 50

J Siranjeevi ECE Rank 50

Mathula B.Sc (Biotechnology) Rank 9

S Supriya B.Sc (ECS) Rank 9

R Sanjutha B.Sc (ECS) Rank 10

S Bhuvana B.Sc (ISM) Rank 10

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HIET

Sindu CSE Rank 1

Nadeswaran Thananchayan DAE Rank 1

Amey Mariam Immanuel MBA Rank 1

OFS

Souparnika C. C. MBA Rank 2

Noorul Ameen CPL

C Sivasurya CPL

New Doctorates

Dalbhir Singh Aeronautical Dept. Hindustan University

The 11th Graduation Day of KCG College of Technology was held on 7th December 2013. (From left) Dr. Rengaraja, Principal, KCG College of Technology, Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor, Hindustan University, Dr. M. Rajaram, Vice-Chancellor, Anna University, Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Director & CEO, Hindustan Group of Institutions.

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Akkara Sherine Dept. of Languages Hindustan University

S. Induja Chemistry Dept. Hindustan University

Sheeba Chander Architecture Dept. Hindustan University

P. Vijayabalan Mechanical Dept. Anna University

Parvathy EEE Dept. Anna University

Ravikumar Solomon Mechanical Dept. Anna University

T. Jeyapoovan Mechanical Dept. Anna University

The 15th Graduation Day of Hindustan College of Arts and Science (HCAS) was held on 5th December 2013. (From left) Dr. Susan Marthandan, Director, HCAS, Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chairperson, Hindustan Group of Institutions, Prof. R. Thandavan, Vice-Chancellor, University of Madras, Dr. Prem C. Marthandan, Director Projects, and Dr. V. J. Philip, Principal, HCAS.

Dr. Annie Jacob Verghese Director, KCG College of Technology Dept. of Management Studies IIT-Madras

P. Manivannan Aeronautical Dept. Anna University

R. Asokan Aeronautical Dept. Anna University

Hariram Venkadesan Automobile Dept. Anna University

Priyadharshini Maths Dept. Anna University

A. Saravanan Chemical Dept. Satyabama University

Syed Siraj MBA Dept. Achariya Nagarjuna University

C. Indira Dept. of Languages National Institute of Technology

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International Conferences / Seminars / Workshops Value Add-on Programme The department of Foreign Languages, Hindustan University conducted Value Add-on Programmes in Foreign Languages like French, German, Japanese, and Korean. The valedictory programme of the first batch was organised on 22nd January 2014. Ms. Zenobia Irani, Founder & Director - In@Word Language Institute, Chennai was the Chief Guest and Mr. Sandeep Dang, Director, In@Word Language Institute, Chennai was the Guest of Honour of the Programme.

KCG College of Technology—Events

ICMENC 2013 Centre for Clean Energy and Nano Convergence (CENCON) organised a three-day International Conference on Materials for Energy and Nano Convergence from 4th to 6th July 2013, in collaboration with QSRC, Dongguk University, South Korea at Hindustan University, Chennai. Dr. M. Rajaram, Vice-Chancellor,

Hindustan Young Leaders Conference Anna University was the Chief Guest. Prof. Borje Johansson, Chairman, Noble Prize Committee in Physics, Sweden (2004-2012), and Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden was the Guest of Honor. During the occasion, the Newsletter of Hindustan University “Campus Talk” was released by the Chief Guest.

KCG College of Technology organised Hindustan Young Leaders Conference (HYLC) ’13 in collaboration with UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan on 5th April 2013. The welcome speech was given by Dr. Annie Jacob Verghese. She insisted the importance of involvement of young students in national affairs. Mr. R. Nataraj and Dr. Geetha Madhavan gave inspiring speeches. HYLC aims to bring together outstanding young students from around the world to build critical leadership skills in a global context. HYLC will give college students a great chance to discuss and debate real-time problems in an energy-charged environment. Based on the concept of the Model United Nations, HYLC is a dynamic, vibrant and inspiring platform for creative solutions and challenges that face today’s world leaders. (Below from left) Dr. Annie Jacob Verghese, Director, KCG College, Mr. R. Nataraj, Former DGP and TNPSC Chairman, Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chairperson, Hindustan Group, Dr. Geeta Madhavan, Former Member – Centre for Security Analysis, Dr. T. Rengaraja, Principal, KCG College

National Level Management Meet MOTO (Managers of Tomorrow) hosted by National Institute of Management Studies (NIMS) was conducted on 12th December 2013. It has created an extraordinary platform for the budding managers from various B-Schools to showcase their managerial skills and provided an opportunity to challenge the best. The Chief Guest of the event was Shri. K. Manickam, Former General Manager of Indian Oil Corporation Limited and President of NIPM. He insisted that managers of tomorrow should equip themselves with 5Cs – Courage, Character, Courtesy, Conviction and Commitment. The Guest of Honour was Dr. A. V. Sivarama Prasad, Executive President of KCP Group Ltd. During the occasion, the Research Journal “NIMS Journal of Management Research” was released by the Chief Guest.

ADCOM 2013 Hindustan University hosted the 19th edition of International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communications (ADCOM 2013). ADCOM is an annual event of the Advanced Computing and Communications Society (ACCS) held in partnership with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA. The conference was inaugurated by Prof. H. P. Khincha, Chairman of Karnataka Innovation Council and former Vice-Chancellor of Vishweshwaraya Technological University, Belgaum.

OBERF 2013 A three day National Conference on “Outcome Based Education - A Road to the Future” was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Dr. Kalyani Mathivanan, Vice-Chancellor, Madurai Kamaraj University on 4th December 2013, at Good Shepherd Hall, Hindustan University. Mr. Paul Seller, Director, British Council was the Guest of Honour. The conference was organised by the Department of Languages in collaboration with the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore and Hindustan University Chapter of English Language Teachers Association of India, Kancheepuram.

Dr. KCG International Film Festival The Department of Media Studies, Hindustan College of Arts & Science organised the Dr. KCG Verghese Memorial International Film Festival in the Bay Range Campus on 27th & 28th February 2013. Mr. S. P. Muthuraman, veteran Tamil Director was the Chief Guest of the Festival.

National Level Contest National Institute of Management Studies and All India Management Association (AIMA) jointly organised the 22nd National Competition for Business Management Simulators for Southern region from 16th to 18th May 2013 at Chennai. The inaugural function was marked by the presence of Guests Mr. D. K. Gupta, Assistant Director, AIMA and Mr.  T.  Narayanan, Senior Vice President, Daimler Commercial Vehicles.

SEISCON 2013 The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Chennai Network’s 4th International Conference - SEISCON 2013 was organised on 12th December 2013. Mr. Ashok K. Baweja, Head, QUEST, Global Defence and Engineering Services, Former Chairman, HAL was the Chief Guest.

2nd Dr. KCG Verghese Endowment Lecture Hindustan University in association with the Madras Management Association organised the 2nd Dr. KCG Verghese Endowment Lecture at Hotel Accord Metropolitan, Chennai on 18th December 2013. Dr M.Y.S. Prasad, Distinguished Scientist & Director, Sathish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota was the Chief Guest.

KCG Women’s Conference—‘Passion and Purpose’ was organized on 16th March 2013 at KMC Auditorium, KCG College of Technology, Chennai. Rachel O’Hara, Vice Consul, US Consulate, Chennai was the Chief Guest. The Special Guest was Ms. Sharmistha Mukherjee, the celebrated kathak artist who has performed all over the world. She is the daughter of His Excellency, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, President of India.

The Guests of Honour were Dr. S. Gomathinayagam, Executive Director, Centre for Wind Energy Technology (CWET), Mr. Shekhar Sanyal, Country Head and Director, IET India Services, and Er. G. Pandian, Chairman, IET Chennai Local Network

Google Day Google Day was organised on 9th November 2013 at Hindustan University. GDayX is a gathering of some of the best speakers and entrepreneurs in the country. The event was organised by GBG CHENNAI supported by Google. There were 9 sessions held by different speakers on different topics. There was also a separate session held for entrepreneurs. 350 delegates participated in the programme.

International Seminar on Airworthiness & Flight Safety School of Aeronautical Sciences, Hindustan University and The Aeronautical Society of India, Chennai Branch organised a National Level Seminar on “Airworthiness & Flight Safety” on 19th & 20th September 2013. Shri. P. S. Krishnan, Distinguished Scientist & Director, ADE was the Chief Guest. He addressed the gathering on the need of airworthiness and released the University Magazine “Hcellence 2013”.

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KCG Women’s Conference — Passion & Purpose

Centre for Defence Technology Studies—Annual Lecture The Inaugural Lecture on “India’s Cyber Security Challenges” was delivered by Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Prakash Menon, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, Ministry Advisor in the National Security Council, Secretary and Former Commandant, National Defence College, New Delhi on 29th July 2013.

International Workshop on Cloud Computing and Aneka Platform Departments of CSE, IT and ECE, KCG College of Technology jointly organised International Workshop on Cloud Computing and Aneka Platform under the banner of IET on 22th February 2013 in association with Manjrasoft. The resource person was Dr. Sita Venkatraman, University of Ballarat, Australia.

(From left) Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Director and CEO, Hindustan Group of Institutions, Ms. Mowshimkka Renganathan, Founder–Indian Youth Organization, Ms. Sharmistha Mukherjee, Celebrated Kathak Artist, Dr. Mrs.  Elizabeth Verghese, Chairperson, Hindustan Group of Institutions, Rachel M. O’Hara, Vice Consul, US Consulate, Chennai, Dr. Annie Jacob Verghese, Director, KCG College of Technology.

KCG Bazaar 2014 The Entrepreneurship Development Cell of KCG College of Technology organized the KCG Bazaar 2014 on the 15th and 16th of March, 2014. The aim of the Bazaar was to serve as a platform for the Engineering students to hone their business and trading skills. The Bazaar attracted 240 students to test their entrepreneurial potential. KCG Bazaar 2014 was inaugurated by Dr. R. Natarajan, Joint Director (Retd.), Development of Industries and Commerce, Chennai.

ACM ICPC Contest 2013 The School of Computing Sciences of Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science hosted the Multi Provincial (National Level) ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest in the campus on 19th October 2013. Hindustan University is the second institution in South India and first in Chennai to host this contest. 150 teams registering and 76 teams were accepted after scrutinization through ACM procedures. Dr. D. Janakiram, Department of CSE, IIT Madras & Chair, Chennai ACM Chapter was the Chief Guest.

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MoUs with International Universities and Industries

Accreditations NAAC – B Grade Hindustan University

NAAC – B++ Grade HCAS

National Assessment Accreditation Council (NAAC) Peer Committee visited Hindustan University from 28th to 30th May 2013. The University received “B Grade” from the NAAC. HITS score was higher than many reputed institutions.

Hindustan College of Arts and Science received B++ Grade from the National Assessment Accreditation Council (NAAC) on 31st October 2012.

IET Certificate programme - KC Tech KCG College of Technology, Chennai received the Academic Affiliate Certificate awarded by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), United Kingdom on 11th October 2012. The IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community, and provides a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the positive role of Science, Engineering and Technology around the world. Prof. Christopher J. James, Professor, Healthcare Technology and Director, Institute of Digital Healthcare, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, was the Chief Guest and Mr. Shekhar Sanyal, Country Head and Director, IET India, was the Guest of Honour.

IAO Accreditation Hindustan University Hindustan University was accredited by International Accreditation Organization (IAO) on 18th June 2013. IAO is an international quality assurance agency, working to improve quality assurance standards of organizations all over the world. With its global network of experts, IAO grants accreditation to educational institutions, corporations, professionals and qualified individuals.

SIAS International University, China

The Sias International University, China MoU was signed by Dr. Linda Fraser Jacobsen, Provost and Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor on 24th September 2013 for academic collaboration.

An agreement was made between the Deakin University, Australia and Hindustan University, Chennai on 2nd September 2013 to promote activities and projects of mutual interest.

The Hindustan College of Arts & Science has signed an MoU with the Open University, Malaysia on 26th February 2013 for starting the Post Graduate Diploma program in Computer Science.

Korean Universities

Riga Technical University, Europe

Ford India Limited

Hindustan University signed MoU’s with Hansei University, Woosuk University, Jeonju University, and KOTRA in Korea in the Academic Year 2013 for exchange of Students for Study, Exchange of Faculty for Teaching and Research, Joint Research Projects, Internship Placement, Joint Professional Training, and Participation in Lectures and Symposia.

A MoU was entered with Riga University, Latvia, Europe and Hindustan University, Chennai on 15th February 2014 for Exchange of Students and Faculty, Exchange of Research Scholars, Joint Research, Exchange of Educational and Research Materials, Publications and Academic Information.

Hindustan University received Ford EcoSport Car worth of Rs. 15 lakhs from Ford India Ltd. for the research purpose. It is an export model, with left hand drive and a petrol version of four cylinder MPFI engine. Prof. P. J. Kurien, Hon’ble Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha unveiled the car on 24th February 2014.

Volkswagen

KCG College of Technology has signed an MoU with BSNL in July `2013. Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Director & CEO of Hindustan Group of Institutions with BSNL Authorities.

A MoU was entered between Hindustan University and IEEE on 24th January 2014 for establishment of collaborative academic and research interaction.

A MoU was entered between HIET Polytechnic and Volkswagen Group for the Sales Consultant (VGSCP) and Service Advisor Programme (VGSAP) on 27th January 2014.

Hindustan College of Arts & Science is the sole authorized Training Centre for Training and Conducting Examinations leading to Check Point Certification in India. Check Point is the Leader in Enterprise Network Firewall Magic Quadrant for 16 years. Its Headquarters is in Israel.

Centre for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence System (ROBOARTIS), Hindustan University and Yaskawa, India (Robotics Division) will be establishing the lab for Research and Development, Industrial Consultancy and Advanced Training in the field of Robotics and Automation. It is a leading manufacturer of Industrial Robotics & Factory Automation Systems in Japan. MoU with Yaskawa will be signed in April 2014.

Department of Electronics and Instrumentation, Hindustan University in collaboration with the Intel Corporation inaugurated the Centre for Excellence on 12th February 2014. The students are trained by experts on Intel ATOM Processor and develop applications using either Open Source / Certified Software.

NBA – B Grade KC Tech National Board of Accreditation (NBA) Peer Committee visited KC Tech from 29th to 31st July 2011. KCG College of Technology received B Grade from the NBA.

Award 2014 Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology (HIET) received the best Volkswagen Group—Technical Apprenticeship Program Institute Award 2014 presented by the Volkswagen Group in Pune on 20th February 2014 for the Outstanding Performance of its training facility. (From left) Prof. M.C. Sampath, Principal, HIET, Mr. E.V. Surendran, VG-TAP Coordinator, HIET and Mr. Ragavendra Kulkarni, Director, Volkswagen Academy

Pals Award 2013 Hindustan University team emerge winners of the Pan IIT Alumni Leadership Series 2013 (PALS 2013) on 29th March 2013 at IIT Madras. The PALS 2013 organised by IIT Alumni Club Chennai, in partnership with Pan IIT Alumni India, to help enhance the quality of engineering education on other campuses. It also seeks to improve the industry readiness of students graduating from these institutes.

Brands Academy Education Excellence Award 2014 Orient Flight School honoured with Excellence Award 2014 for “Best Private Aviation Training Academy in South India” on 8th March 2014 at Radisson Hotel, Chennai organised by Brands Academy. (From left) Mr. V.V.S. Laxman, Former Indian Cricketer and Air Commodore (Retd.) V. Govindraj, Deputy Director, Orient Flight School, Puducherry.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) signed a MoU with Hindustan University, Chennai on the event of the launch of Toyota Sales Education Foundation (TSEF) on 15th November 2013. Hindustan University is the first institute in South India with whom TKM has entered into MoU with respect to the TSEF program.

(From left) Mr. Sailesh Shetty, Vice President, Sales & Dealer Network Division, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Director & CEO, Hindustan Group of Institutions, Dr. Joseph Stanley, Director (Academic), Dr. Pon Ramalingam, Registrar, and Mr. Venumenon, Deputy Director, Hindustan University.

Alumni Meet Hindustan University organized its Annual Alumni Meet at MGR Auditorium, Padur Campus, on 9th November 2013. Over 100 alumni who graduated from different departments and various courses, ranging from UG, PG to Doctoral programmes attended the event. The Office-bearers of the Hindustan Alumni Association were elected. Alumni Association of Hindustan University (HITS), installed in the year 1993, was recently christened Hindustan Alumni Association (HITSAA). Alumni meets are regularly organized under various Alumni Chapters spread across the globe. Hindustan Alumni Association (HITSAA) Annual Meet is held every year at Hindustan University, Padur Campus. HITSAA greets the Alumni to access the following social groups: HITSAA Facebook and HITSAA LinkedIn.

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International Delegates

International Visits Power Talk by Dr. V. A. Shiva Ayyadurai, USA

Korean Ambassador Visit

Research Associate, CENCON – Turkey & Singapore Visit Ms. K. Srimathi – Turkey Visit

Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, CEO, Hindustan University – Singapore Visit Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Director & CEO, Hindustan Group of Institutions visited National University of Singapore (NUS) along with University Officials on 11th February 2014 for academic collaboration.

Ms. K. Srimathi, Research Associate, CENCON, Hindustan University presented the Research Paper “Green Synthesis of Nanomaterials and its Influence on Morphology and Optical Properties” in the International Conference “Innovative Materials and Structures Technologies in Metallurgical Engineering” – METECH ‘13, at Yildiz Technical University, Turkey on 12th & 13th September 2013.

Dr. V. A. Shiva Ayyadurai, Founder & CEO of Cytosolve Inc, USA, an Eminent Scientist-Technologist, Entrepreneur and Educator addressed the students of Hindustan University on the topic, “Innovation Anyplace, Anytime by Anybody” on 31st July 2013. He is a Professor in System Visualization, MIT, USA and author of the book “E-mail Revolution”. The event was organized by the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Hindustan University.

The Korean Ambassador to India, His Excellency Mr. Joon-gyu Lee visited Hindustan University on 3rd October 2013 and delivered a special lecture on commemoration of the 40th Year of India-Korea Friendship. He planted a sapling in the campus to forge further ties.

National Seminar on “Knowledge From Books To Bytes”

International Seminar on “Mobile Spaces”

(From left) Prof. Palani, NUS, Prof. Asokan (HU), Prof BC Khoo (NUS), Prof HP Lee (NUS), Prof. TE Tay (Head of ME, NUS), Dr. Anand Verghese (Pro– Chancellor, HU), Prof. Dilip A Shah ( HU), Prof. Lee (NUS) and Mr. Madan

Ms R. Veena – Singapore Visit

Dr. Dilip A. Shah, Head, School of Aeronautical Sciences – Singapore Visit

Ms.. R. Veena, Research Associate, CENCON, Hindustan University presented the Research Paper “A Green Chemical Approach to the Synthesis of Cs Doped ZnO Nanoparticles: Structural and Optical Properties” in the 7th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies – ICMAT 2013, at Suntec, Singapore from 30th June to 5th July 2013.

The Singapore Airshow was held at the Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore from 11th to 16th February 2014. Hindustan Group was amongst the few premium exhibitors at the Indian Pavilion with SIATI and BrahMos being the other exhibitors from Intdia. Dr. Dilip A. Shah, Head, Dr. Asokan, Professor and students from the School of Aeronautical Sciences visited the Singapore Air show in February 2014.

Dr. Sheeba Chander – Netherlands Visit

Dr. Aby Sam, Director, Hindustan University – Vietnam Visit

Delegates from Concordia University, New York

Department of Library and Information Science, Hindustan University in collaboration with Universal Digital Library, Malaysia organised National Seminar on “Knowledge From Books To Bytes” on 7th September 2013. Initiatives are taken to convert books in Hindustan University library to e-books.

The School of Architecture, Hindustan University in cooperation with Goethe Institute, Chennai organized International Guest Lecture on “Mobile Spaces” Works of Markus Heinsdorff at Andromeda Theatre, Hindustan University on 22nd October 2013. Mr. Viji George, President, Concordia University, New York visited Hindustan College of Arts & Science from 29th July to 3rd August 2013 as part of an Exchange Programme for staff and students.

Guest Lecture by Mr. J. Boeke, Germany

Dr. Sheeba Chander, Head, School of Architecture attended a Post Graduate Diploma course on “Land Management and Informal Settlement Regularization (LMISR)” at the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University, Netherlands from 1st to 26th July 2013.

Dr. Aby Sam, Director, Hindustan University participated in the Business delegation organised by the Indian Embassy, Vietnam, Ministry of Education, Govt. of Vietnam and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), India in the Acadmic Year 2013.

Inspirational Talk by Mr. Romeo Marquez, USA Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), Hindustan University organised an Inspirational Talk by reputed speaker Mr. Romeo Marquez Jr., USA on 21st August 2013 at the Andromeda Theatre. He is a sought-after international speaker, trainer, and coach who empowers the Now Generation to maximize their greatness so they achieve extraordinary results. He has delivered more than a 1,000 speeches, performances, and presentations to over 200,000 audience worldwide, covering topics like Leadership and Motivation.

Dr. Ravikumar – Australia & Singapore Visit

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The School of Architecture, Hindustan University organised the Guest Lecture on “Digital Tools, Physical Systems, Design and the Application of the Software Rhinoceros” on 6th December 2013. Mr. Jens Boeke, M.A., Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Applied Science, Detmold, Germany delivered the lecture.

Dr. Ravikumar, Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, visited University of South Australia, University of Adelaide, Swinburne University of Technology, University of Melbourne, Macquarie University, University of Technology, Sydney, and University of NSW in Australia, and National University of Singapore from 8th to 14th September 2013 for Academic Collaboration and Exchange Programmes. The trip was organised by the Indo-Australian Chamber of Commerce.

International Guest Lecture on “Aircraft Propulsion Technique”

International Guest Lecture on “MatLab”

Dr. Albert, Professor, English Department – USA Visit

Mr. Vivekanantha Moorthy, Professor – Singapore Visit

Department of Aeronautical Engineering, KCG College of Technology organised an International Guest Lecture on “Aircraft Propulsion Technique” delivered by Prof. Martin Fiddler, School of Engineering (Mechanical), Stafford University, UK on 7th January 2013.

Department of Electrical and Communication Engineering, KCG College of Technology organised an International Guest Lecture on “MatLab” delivered by Dr. Venkat Sastry, Head, Department of Informatics and Systems Engineering, Cranfield University, UK on 7th December 2012.

Dr. Albert P’Rayan, Professor, English Department attended 3 month e-course on “Methodology for TESOL” at the University of Maryland, USA from 19th June to 19th September 2012.

Prof. N. Vivekanantha Moorthy, KCG College of Technology, presented a paper titled ‘Faculty Empowerment Enabled Learning Using UML Modelling to Foster Self-Regulated Learning’ in IEEE 2013 Conference on Technology and Society in Singapore.

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Student Achievements

Staff Achievements

Transparency – 2013

Formula SAE, Italy

Biennial Conference of BRICS, China

Hindustan University hosted the Southern Level Regional Jury of Transparence – 2013 conducted by Saint Gobain Glass on 28th November, 2013. Transparence is a design competition conducted by Saint Gobain Glass in association with Ethos every year with different design problems. The work done by Gaurav, Tridip and Trena Jenifier from the School of Architecture, Hindustan University, won the Best Studio Project.

Formula SAE is an International Educational Event conducted in Europe. The Formula SAE Italy & Formula Electric Italy 2013 conducted from 13th to 16th September 2013 at Riccardo Paletti Circuit, Varano de Melegari, Italy. A team of 14 students under the faculty assistance by Dr. M. Subramanian, Head, Automobile Engineering participated in the event.

10 students from MBA - General Management, Hindustan University participated in the Biennial Conference of the Association of BRICS Business Schools (ABBS) in Shanghai, China from 22nd to 29th October 2013. Mr. Vishnu S. Kumar (2nd Year MBA) won the 2nd Prize in Business Quiz Competition conducted by ABBS.

Airport Management Course

An Experiential Learning Quest

International Competition on ESVC

A team of Aviation Management students from the School of Management, Hindustan University participated in the Airport Management Course from 22nd July to 24th July 2013 at South Korea.

Second year students from the School of Management Hindustan University participated in Tertiary Students on An Experiential Learning Quest on 18th November 2013 at Singapore organised by Eduquest International Institute Singapore.

A Team Taiyo-Zen from the Dept. of Automobile Engineering, Hindustan University achieved 1st place in the International Competition on “Electric Solar Vehicle Championship (ESVC)” organised by Lovely Professional University, Punjab, from 28th to 30th March 2014.

Exemplary Student Chapter Award of Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) (UK) The Student Chapter of Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) at KCG College of Technology was awarded as Exemplary Student Chapter of South Asia for the year 2012–2013 in the Award Ceremony held in the South Asia Community Volunteer Conference held at Colombo, SriLanka on 7th September 2013. The award was received by Mr. S. Cloudin, Head, Department of CSE & Faculty Advisor, IETKCTECH, KCG College of Technology from Mr. Nigel Ward, Chairman, IET Global Community Committee. Mr. Prakash Nayak, Chairman, IET India Power Engineers Panel was also present.

3rd Annual International Conference on Computational Mathematics, Computational Geometry & Statistics Mr. G. Dinesh Kumar, Asst. Prof., School of Aeronautical Sciences presented paper titled “Effect of Bird Strike on Compressor Blade” in 3rd Annual International Conference on Computational Mathematics, Computational Geometry & Statistics on 3rd & 4th February at Singapore organized by Global Science and Technology Forum partnered with Springer.

International Aerial Robotics Competition, China

IETKCTECH, the Student Chapter of Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) (UK) at KCG College of Technology, Chennai bagged 20 awards in various categories in the IET YP Ambition and Achievement Awards Ceremony 2013 held on 19th October 2013 at Hotel Royal Plaza, Chennai. Out of these awards, 6 awards are for professional members and 14

for student members. Moreover KCG’s student chapter was awarded for the “Icon Event of the Year 2013’ for the event “Project Challenge 2013”. In addition “Most Dynamic Chapter 2013” and Overall Championship Rolling Trophy was also awarded to IETKCTECH.

Pearson Teaching Award for “Innovation in Teaching” Mr. Sudalai Muthu, Asst. Professor, School of Computing Sciences received the Pearson Teaching Award for “Innovation in Teaching Private Institution” from the Hon’ble Union Minister Shri. Kapil Sibal, Minister of Communications and Information Technology & Minister of Law and Justice in New Delhi on 13th December 2013. (From left) Mr. Ranu Kawatra, President and CEO, Pearson Education India; Mr. Deepak Mehrotra, Managing Director, Pearson India; Mr. Sudulai Muthu T, Assistant Professor - School of Computing Sciences, Hindustan University and Shri. Kapil Sibal, Hon’ble Minister of Communications and Information Technology and Minister of Law and Justice of India.

Internship at Berlin Young Technology Faculty Award

Ms. Srinidhi, 2nd Year Student from the School of Architecture, Hindustan University attended Semester Exchange Programme in the Academic Year 2013 at Berlin University, Germany.

Six students (Aasish Chandramouli, Mithun George, Rizvan M, Ishita N, Buvaneshwari, Manohar Guttula) and two faculty (Mr. DineshKumar and Mr. Karunakaran) of Team Recon from the School of Aeronautical Sciences, Hindustan University represented India at the 6th Mission of the International Aerial Robotics Competition organised by The Association of Unmanned Vehicle System International in Beijing, China from 2nd to 4th August 2013. The model exhibited is supported by 4 ultrasonic sensors and 3 cameras. The vehicle had a unique “H” design which had more performance efficiency than the “X” designs. The team had won the title “International Academic Exchange Award”.

Dr. D. Dinakaran, Professor, School of Mechanical Sciences has been awarded the “Young Technology Faculty Award” on 9th Febraury 2014 at Noida, by EET - Research Wing for Excellence in Professional Education and Industry, for his contribution towards Academic Research, Industry Collaborated Research and Product Development.

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Bhutan Students Association Celebration

NASA Tech Briefs (USA)—Create the Future Design Contest 2013 The following Hindustan University Projects secured one of the Top Ten most popular entries out of 1,354 entries in the NASA Tech Briefs-Create the Future Design Contest 2013. The projects prized with a Sphero Robotic Gaming Ball. The result is available at http://contest.techbriefs.com/2013/top-votes a. Solar Powered Road Cleaning Robot—1st Place Dr. D. Dinakaran, Professor, School of Mechanical Sciences developed a Solar Powered Robot. It secured the 1st place in the Contest. Waste disposal is a crucial problem in developing countries particularly in India due to heavy population. Presently sanitary workers are using the outdated and crude devices like brooms, iron plates and bamboo baskets for primary collection of solid waste. As a solution to manual primary waste disposal, a cost effective garbage cleaning robot is developed.

The students from Bhutan organised the get together on 23rd September 2012 in the Hindustan University Campus. Over 100 students participated in the Sports and Cultural Events in their traditional attire.

b. Tsunami Coastal Communication & Warning System (TuCoWaS)—2nd Place Mr. Sudalai Muthu T., Asst. Professor, School of Computing Sciences developed this system which secured 2nd place in the contest. The aim of this project is timely audible dissemination of the impending disasters. As conventional communications often fail during such calamities, a standalone failproof communication system caters to cyclones, tsunamis, floods and seismic threats through dissemination of timely and automated loud warning sirens.

SAE BAJA International – HITS

National – HITS

National – KC Tech

A team of Students ‘STALVARTZ VI’ from Hindustan University participated in the International BAJA 2013 Competition held at Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, USA from 19th to 23rd April 2013.

A team of Students along with Prof. K. Kamalakannan from the Department of Automobile Engineering, Hindustan University participated in the SAEBAJA 2014 Competition held at Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh from 20th to 23rd February 2014.

Team of students AETHON 2.0 from KCG College of Technology participated in the SAEBAJA 2013 Competition held at Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh from 14th to 17th February 2013.

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Overall Championship Trophy 2013 from YP-IET Chennai Local Network

c. A Night Safety Alert Messaging System for Vehicles Using Vehicular Adhoc Networks (NSAMSV)—6th Place Mr. Thangakumar J, Asst. Professor, School of Computing Sciences developed this system which secured 6th place in the contest. The aim of the project is to avoid major road accidents at night due to the breakdown or unauthorized parking of heavy motor vehicles on the highway. d. Multifunctional Bed for Quadriplegia Patients—7th Place Mr. G. Muthukumaran, Associate Professor, School of Electrical Sciences developed this system which secured 7th place in the contest. The objective of the project is to help physically challenged individuals having both hand and leg impairments to operate their bed and its movements through voice commands. e. A Novel Counting Device for Domestic Pressure Cooker for Hearing Impaired (CoDePec)—8th Place Mr. G. Muthukumaran, Associate Professor, School of Electrical Sciences developed this system which secured 8th place in the contest. This invention can be used in household cooking for the benefit of hearing impaired community, who are unable to hear the whistling sound of the cooker. This particular invention, involves a counting mechanism for counting the number of times the cooker whistled (weight lifted) and display the status of the food which is being cooked.

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Aviation Training Facility at the Hindustan Group of Institutions

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The only Educational Group in Asia to have more than 30 Aircrafts available for training

Cessna 152

King Air C90A

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Cessna 172

Beech Jet–400A

Queen Air

Learjet 25

Queen Bonanza

Aero Simulator

Harvard

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Boeing 737–200

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Aero Simulator

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New Infrastructure and Faculty Edison Centre

Events on Campus New Staff

Infosys Placement Day Dr. C. Joseph Barnabas Principal, Hindustan College of Arts & Science

Hindustan Campus Recruitment Drive (HCRD) was celebrated Placement Day 2014 on 20th March 2014 at Hindustan University. Mr Shekar Laxminarayan Associate Vice-President Infosys was the Chief Guest for the event and felicitated the students. More than 150 students are placed in Infosys.

He joined as Asst. professor in the Department of History in 1983 at Madras Christian College and retired as Associate professor. He was selected by the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, New York, USA for a visiting scholar programme at Maryville College, Tennessee, USA. He has authorized a book on human rights perspectives and published 13 papers in reputed Journals. Dr. Ravikumar Bargava Dean, School of Architecture, Hindustan University

Edison Centre, Hindustan University was inaugurated by Prof. P. J. Kurien, Hon’ble Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha on 21st November 2013. The building houses academic facilities apart from banking facilities, supermarket, and Hindustan Clinic.

He has received his B.Arch from VRCE, Nagpur; M. Arch. in I.I.T. Kharakpur and Ph. D. in Vishveshvariyya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur. He practiced Architecture for more than 20 years in various capacities as Director, Principal, Dean in various Institutions.

Dr. S. Ranghachar Dean, School of Electrical Sciences, Hindustan University He has received his Doctorate in IISc, Bengaluru. He has worked earlier as Professor, Dean and Head in the various Academic institutions for more than 35 years. He has several publications to his credit. Nearly 30 papers are published in the refereed journals and more than 35 papers are published in the International Conferences.

Young Scientist Award 2013 Hindustan University presents “The Hindu Young Scientist Award 2013” in association with Space Education through Travel Kids India on 14th and 15th February 2014 at Andromeda Lecture Theatre, Hindustan University. The programme has been designed to enhance students’ understanding of science and to make them aware of scientific careers through activities emphasising hands-on research and collaborations leading to new discoveries. Dr. K. Rosaiah, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu was the Chief Guest.

Dr. B. Venkatraman Dean, School of Mechanical Sciences, Hindustan University He has worked for 28 years in the Army and Industry. He has served as Deputy Director in DGQA. He has served as GM of Telco in TVS & Sons. He also served as Principal of St. Joseph College Engineering, Chennai.

Dr. KCG Knowledge Centre Dr. Dilip A Shah Head, School of Aeronautical Sciences, Hindustan University He has received his Doctorate and Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Newcastle, Australia. In 1989 he joined as a faculty member at the National University of Singapore (NUS), in Mechanical Engineering and served nearly 25 years. He has several publications to his credit, nearly 40 papers are published in the refereed journals and more than 60 papers are published in the International Conferences. Dr. Vanaja Shivakumar Head, Electronics & Communications Engg., Hindustan University

Dr. KCG Knowledge Centre, Hindustan College of Arts & Science (HCAS) was inaugurated by Dr. Sam P. Chelladurai, Pastor, Apostolic Fellowship, Tabernacle, Chennai on 5th December 2013.

She has worked for 25 years in institutions such as STJIT, Ranebennur, Karnataka as Lecturer, BIET, Davangere, Karnataka as Sr. Lecturer, PESSE, Bangalore, Karnataka as Asst. Professor and DBIT, Bangalore, Karnataka as Associate Professor and PG Coordinator. Her area of research interests constitutes the study of digital electronics.

Mr. Jerry George General Manager—Media, Hindustan University He graduated from Madras Christian College in Science in the year 1981 and worked with the pharmaceutical industry till 1989. Later he moved to the media industry and worked with news industry like Malayala Manorama, Deccan Herald and Explocity Pvt. Ltd. till he joined The Hindustan group.

Mr. Jacob Mathew Deputy Finance Manager, Hindustan University He has a qualification of B.Sc. (Engg.) PGDBA. He worked for more than 20 years as Chief Manager in Federal Bank, Chennai.

Mr. Stan Surrao Vice Principal, Hindustan International School He has more than 30 years of experience as a teacher and administrator in India and International Schools in the UAE. He has a Master’s Degree in English Literature, a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Diploma in French. He has 25 years experience in IGCSE, CBSE and American Curriculum Schools in the International Arena.

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Courses Offered

Sports School of Physical Education and Sports Hindustan University felicitated the School of Physical Education and Sports on 22nd February 2014. Prof. P. J. Kurien, Hon’ble Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha, was the Chief Guest of the Programme and handed over a cheque of Rs. 3 Lakhs to the winner of the All India Inter University Basketball Tournament held at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

Basketball Team

Congratulations

KCG College of Technology

Hindustan College of Arts & Science won the Basketball Tournament in National Level Sports Fest - 11th JETS2013 organised by St. Joseph’s Engineering College from 2nd - 11th March 2013.

The following students of our university got selected to represent International and National Level Competitions. We congratulate the students who brought laurels to our University.

Volleyball (Men) Our Volleyball Men Team has won the 2nd place and received cash amount of Five Thousand Rupees in “KCG Trophy” on 27th January 2014 at KCG College of Technology, Chennai.

P. Hemalatha of IT 1st Year selected for Under 18 Indian Basketball Team to take part in the Asian Under 18 Basketball Championship 2013–2014.

R. Karthikeyan of BCA 2nd Year selected for Tamilnadu Cricket Team to take part in the Ranji Trophy 2013–14. Volleyball (Women)

Beach Volleyball Hindustan University received the Award from the Indian Coast Guard for the Beach Games 2014 on 11th January 2014 at Marina Beach, organised in association with Sports Development & Research Foundation.

S.K. Balaji of MBA 1st Year selected for Under 25 Tamilnadu Cricket Team to take part in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2013–2014.

Our Volleyball Women Team has won the 2nd place in the “Anna University ZONE III” Volleyball Women Tournament on 23rd September 2013 held at KCG College of Technology, Chennai.

B. Vasanth of B.Com 2nd Year selected for Under 19 Tamilnadu Team to take part in the Vinoo Mankad Trophy 2013–14.

Hi ndustan Gr o up wi shes Hi ndustan Eag l es Fo o tb al l Cl ub f o r the 2014 Chennai Fo o tb al l Asso ci ati o n (CFA) Pr o f essi o nal Leag ue. https: //www.f aceb o o k.co m /Hi ndustanEFC Fo l l o w o n

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Parasailing

Dr KCG Verghese Show Jumping Competition

School of Physical Education and Games, Hindustan University conducted the Parasailing-Adventure Sports Training Programme for the students and staff.

The 1st Dr. KCG Verghese Show Jumping Competition and Inauguration of Horse Riding Club on 16th December 2013 at Riding Paddock - II, Hindustan University. Major General G. Murali, Deputy Commandant, Officers Training Academy was the Chief Guest. Shri. Arun Alagappan, President, TI Cycles of India and Col Allard Wagemaker, Defence Attaché, Embassy of Netherland were the Guest of Honours.

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Celebrations Christmas

International Women’s Day

45th College Day

The Christmas Celebrations of Hindustan Group of Institutions was held on 13th December 2013 at MGR Auditorium, Hindustan University. Staff and Student Choirs of KCG College of Technology, Karapakkam; Hindustan College of Arts and Science, Padur; Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology (Polytechnic), Padappai and Hindustan University, Padur, rendered Christmas Chorals. The Christmas Message was delivered by Dr. Sam P. Chelladurai, Pastor, Apostolic Fellowship Tabernacle, Chennai.

Hindustan College of Arts and Sciences celebrated the International Women’s Day on 8th March 2013. Mrs. Uthra, Senior Advocate, Madras High Court was the Chief Guest.

Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology celebrated the 45th College Day on 20th March 2014. Mr. Sathesh Kumar Sr. Deputy Director (Electronics), MSME Development Institute, Govt. of India was the Chief Guest. Mr. R.K. Iyer Deputy General Manager of Engineering Department, Air India was the Guest of Honor. The 45th Year Souvenir was released by the Chief Guest.

International Students Day

Engineers Day

Education Day

Hindustan College of Arts & Science organised the International Student’s Day on 7th March 2013. More than 300 students from across 22 Nations took part in the cultural extravaganza.

Hindustan University celebrated the Engineers Day on 17th September 2013. Dr. N. Saravanan, Senior Manager, Alternate Fuel & Advanced Technologies, Mahindra Research Valley was the Chief Guest.

Hindustan University celebrated the National Education Day on 11th November 2013. The Chief Guest for the event was Dr. Pradeep V. Philip, I.P.S., Additional Director General of Police, Economic Offences Wing.

Aerospace Day

Aviation Day

Anti-Ragging Day

School of Aeronautical Sciences, Hindustan University organized a Special Lecture for Aerospace Day on 7th January, 2014. The Chief Guest Mr. Sehagari Rao, Distinguished Scientist and Associate Director SHAR, ISRO, Sriharikota. He gave the lecture on progress of PSLV and GSLV. The Guest of Honour Mr. V. Krishnamurthy Former Scientist, ISRO delivered a lecture on safety of the Air Vehicle Launch and the problems involved due to debris in space.

The School of Management Studies and Aeronautical Sciences celebrated Aviation day on 7th December 2013 at Hindustan University. The Chief Guest was Mr. H.S. Suresh, Airport Director, Airports Authority of India, Chennai. He spoke about “Current Scenario in Civil Aviation Industry”. The Guest of Honour Mr. Rabindranath, Deputy General Manager(Security), Air India, Chennai insisted on the Security issues in the Aviation Industries.

Anti-Ragging Campaign and Rally was held on 17th July 2013 at Hindustan University Campus. The Chief Guest for the programme was Mr. S. Rajendran, I.P.S., ADGP, State Traffic Planning Cell, Tamil Nadu.

Teachers Day

Independence Day

Republic Day

Teachers Day was celebrated on 5th September 2013 to commemorate the birthday of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, Former President of India. Dr. S. Sathikh, Former Vice-Chancellor University of Madras was the Chief Guest.

Hindustan University celebrated on the eve of 67th Independence Day as a mark of respect for all those who made sacrifice to make our Country free from the British rule. The Chief Guest for the celebration was Brigadier Davis PP, Officers Training Academy, Chennai

Hindustan University celebrated on the eve of 64th Republic Day. Group Captain S. Kataria, Chief Engineering Officer, Airforce Station, Tambaram was the Chief Guest.

X’MAS Cake Mixing Ceremony PRANAM, Hindustan Hospitality Club organised the X’mas Cake Mixing Ceremony on 11th December 2013 at Hindustan University.

Onam Hindustan University celebrated PONNONAM – 2013 on 7th September 2013 at MGR Hall. Renowned Film Actor Mr. Ashokan was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor, Hindustan University presided over the function.

Chamayam Staff and students from Hindustan University organized ‘Chamayam 2013 – A competition of Pookolam’ on 12th and 13th September, 2013. The competition comprises of two categories, one on floral decoration which uses only flowers and leaves and the other on technology and innovation, a creative way of decoration which uses only waste material.

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Social Service Activities Computer Awareness Programme NSS cell of Hindustan University and Hindustan Y’s Youth Club jointly organized Computer Awareness Programme on 28th &  29th October 2013. 50 students from the Thanthai Periyar Government School, Puzhuthivakkam participated in the programme.

Culturals

Blood Donation Camp Hindustan Group of Institutions and Madras Voluntary Blood Bureau jointly organised various blood donation camps in 2013. HRM Y’s Men, Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese inaugurated the Blood Donation Camp at HIET, Padappai. 810 Students and Staff donated their blood to the Hospitals.

Hindo utsav 2013

Cross Roads 13

Hindustan College of Arts & Science organised the Cultural Event “HINDO UTSAV 2013” on 22nd and 23rd February 2013.

Cross Roads, Hostel Day celebration was conducted at the Open Air Theatre on 22nd February 2014. Ms. Shravanthi Sainath, Cine Actor was the Chief Guest.

Dr. Rama Krishna Sayee, Coordinator, Youth Red Cross Hindustan University receiving the award from the Governor of Tamil Nadu and President Indian Red Cross Society, Tamil Nadu Branch, on 1st October 2013 at Raj Bhavan Chennai, for having mobilized more than 100 donors during the Blood Donation Camp.

Open House

Fiesta 2013

Hindustan College of Arts & Science organised the Open House for Government School students on 4th January 2013.

Audio Release Iruvar Ondranal The Audio Launch of the Tamil Film ‘Iruvar Ondranal’ was organised at Hindustan University on 11th September 2013. It was a unique function as the Chief Guest was ‘Singham Surya’ who is no stranger to the Hindustan Campus. He released the first Audio Cassette which was received by Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor, Hindustan University and Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, Hindustan University.

Y’s Men Best Youth Award

Fiesta 2013 – Freshers’ Meet was conducted on 18th September 2013 at MGR Auditorium, Hindustan University. Mr. Rajesh Subramaniam, Director–HR, CTS was the Chief Guest. It is an Ice Breaking Ceremony and provides a platform for every budding talent to showcase and perform.

Mr. Arun (4th Year IT) President of Y’s Men Club Chennai Hindustan Youth received the Best Youth Award in the Y’s Men International– South India Region, Regional Youth Camp on 28th & 29th September 2013 at SVV International School, Gobichettipalayam.

NCC Eye Camp 1 TN Air Sqn NCC Wing of Hindustan University and AG Eye Care Hospital Mylapore jointly organised a Free Eye Screening Camp on 23rd October 2013.

Cycle Rally about Anti-Corruption

Robot Show

Y’s Men Programme

NSS Cell of Hindustan University and Y’s Men Club of Chennai Hindustan Youth jointly organised the robot show at Government Primary School, Arungundram, on 21st March 2014.

The installation of office bearer for Y’s Men Club of Chennai Hindustan Youth was organised at Hindustan University on 5th April 2013. HRM Y’sm George Abraham, District Governor was the Chief Guest.

NSS Cell, Hindustan College of Arts & Science organised the Cycle Rally about Anti-Corruption for NSS Day celebration from Hindustan University to Navalur on 24th September 2013.

Yarona 2014 YARONA 2014, the Annual Inter-Departmental Cultural Fest held on the 20th & 21st February 2014, which hosted about 31 events for the students and about 8 events for the staff. The programme started with the Inaugural Ceremony. The Chief Guest for the day was Mr. Guru Ramesh a Film Maker, and the Guest of Honour Ms. Maanu a Film Actress of the Fame Kadhal Mannan.

IC 2014, CHENNAI INDIA 71ST Y’S MEN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION The prestigious Y’s Men International Convention will be conducted from 7th -10th August 2014 at the Chennai Trade Centre. The International Youth Convocation is to be conducted at the Hindustan University from 4th - 10th August 2014.

Hindustan Community College The Inaugural Function of 5th batch of Hindustan Community College was organised on 9th October 2013.

Green Day

Marathon

The Green Club, National Institute of Management Studies, Karapakkam organised Grow Green Campaign Rally at Besant Nagar Beach on 24th August 2013.

1 TN Air Sqn NCC Wing of Hindustan University and Infosys jointly organised the Marathon for Hindustan University to Chettinad Health City on 27th October 2013.

The Y’s Men’s International is a world fellowship of persons of all faiths working together in mutual respect and affection, based on the teachings of Jesus Christ, and with a common loyalty to the YMCA. Striving through active service to develop, encourage and provide leadership to build a better world for all mankind. This association is spread globally in 70 countries with around 1700 clubs and 30,000 members.

Nokia India Fest 2014 The Cultural Event Nokia India Fest 2014 was organised at Hindustan University on 20th December 2013. It is the first of its kind pan India college festival initiated by a youth brand. The initiative was undertaken to create a National Level platform for students from all fields and turfs to congregate under one roof. An opportunity for students to showcase their talent in the fields of art, literature, music, sports, dance theatre and more.

Our Pro Chancellor HRM. Y’sm. Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese is the Host Committee Chairman for the Convention.

The Convention will be attended by more than 1000 delegates from across nations.

Editorial Team Dr. P. Manivannan, Professor & Editor Mr. Samuel T. Jacob, Assistant Registrar

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Dr. Rajasekara Nair, Dean & Head, Language Dept. Mr. L. Chandru, Editorial Assistant

Dr. Akkara Sherine, Professor, Language Dept. Mr. Sheyz K. Francis, Trainee Editor

For more information please visit: www.ic2014.org

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