Campus Talk 2018

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“ Campus Talk ” April 2018

Golden Jubilee

Valedictory Celebrations

His Grace The Most Rev Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma; Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chairperson, HGI; Shri. Banwarilal Purohit, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu; Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice President of India; Shri. D. Jayakumar, Hon’ble Minister for Fisheries, Personnel and Administrative Reforms Govt. of Tamil Nadu; Shri. Bharat Joshi, Deputy High Commissioner, British Deputy High Commission, Chennai; Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Director & CEO, HGI; Dr. Aby Sam, Director, HGI




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Achievement Talk


Hindustan Group of Institutions celebrated its Golden Jubilee year’s Valedictory Function on 16th March 2018 at Hotel Le Royal Meridien, Chennai. The function was presided by Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice President of India; Shri. Banwarilal Purohit, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu; Shri. Bharat Joshi, Deputy High Commissioner, British Deputy High Commission, Chennai; Shri. D. Jayakumar, Hon’ble Minister for Fisheries, Personnel and Administrative Reforms Govt. of Tamil Nadu; His Grace The Most Rev Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma; and other eminent personalities. They aptly commemorated the legacy of the group built over 5 decades in providing education for the Nation. Mr. Naidu said that, “Educational institutions must compete with global varsities and train students in the best way possible so as to compete in the quest for knowledge and emerge victoriously. He also added that we must abandon colonial mind-set and try rather to be multilingual; yet never forget one’s mother tongue.” Rev Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma shared his reminiscence of Dr. KCG Verghese, who was a pioneer in the field of technical education. He also marvelled about the Founder’s philanthropic touch to reach the underprivileged and make education common to all. In her address, HGI Chairperson Dr. Elizabeth Verghese said the occasion was an opportunity to renew and strengthen the late Founder KCG Verghese’s vision of ‘Making Every Man a Success and No Man a Failure” and it is a matter of pride that HGI has accomplished 50 years of excellence in education. The HGI Golden Jubilee Souvenir was released by Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu. The souvenir records a culmination of notable 50 years of accomplishments. Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Pro-Chancellor, HGI, proposed the Vote of Thanks.

Jubilee Block Research & Innovation Centre

Autotronics Facility

Andromeda - Lecture Theatre

Electrical Machines Laboratory

Automobile Bay


Robotics Laboratory

Chemical Lab

As a part of the remarkable Golden Jubilee valedictory event celebrated on 16th March 2018 at Le Royal Meridien, Chennai the Jubilee Block-Research and Innovation Centre of HITS was inaugurated by Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu in the presence of all dignitaries. The Centre comprises the School of Mechanical Sciences, School of Fashion Design, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and state of the art facilities.





Achievement Talk

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HITS has been recognized as “Best Education Brands of 2018” from Economic Times. The Award was presented by Honorable Minister for Higher Education of Maharashtra Mr. Vinod Tawde and received by Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science.

1st in India



Best Education Brand Awards



TUV Rheinland Certified HITS for successfully implementing 5S Work Place Management System in the campus on 24th November 2017. HITS is the first institution in India to receive this award.

Assocham Award

CSI Awards

The Computer Society of India organized the 52nd Annual CSI Convention from 19 to 21 January 2018 at Kolkata. HITS was awarded the “Best Accredited Student Branch Award” during the event. Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director; D. Chitradevi, Student Branch Coordinator; and Dr. S. Sathyalakshmi Professor, Dept. of CSE received the Award.

SAE Outstanding Faculty Advisors Award

HITS has received two prestigious awards for the categories “BEST INSTITUTE FOR PROMOTING GLOBAL EXPOSURE” and “BEST B-SCHOOL FOR PROMOTING INDUSTRY - ACADEMIA INTERFACE” from ASSOCHAM during the 11th ASSOCHAM Higher Education Summit - 2018 on 17th February 2018 at New Delhi. The Awards were distributed by Dr. Satya Pal Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State, MHRD to Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director HITS; and Dr. G. Ilavazhagan, Director Research, HITS. The summit was preside by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister, Ministry of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences.

Team STALWARTZ BAJA SAEINDIA 2018, a five-day event at Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh was conducted between 25th and 30th January 2018. 150 teams participated in the event. Students of Auto, Mechanical, Chemical, HITS won the 36th position in India, 2nd in Tamilnadu & 1st in Chennai.

Prof Dr. K. Kamalakkannan, HoD, Automobile Engineering received SAE Outstanding Faculty Advisors Award on 11th March 2018, Detroit, Michigan, USA. This award was presented for his immense contribution and involvement in SAE activities for students for more than 15 years of service at Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science.


HITS Team “Kratos” achieved 2nd position in Asia Pacific Region in Presentation & Design and 11th in the overall Competition in Advanced Class Category at the SAE Aero Design East Competition - 2018 at Lakeland, Florida, USA.





Event Talk


Celebrations of Golden Jubilee year turned extra special with Golden Convergence 2018 – HGI Golden Jubilee Alumni Reunion on 2nd December 2017, at HITS. This mega event It was a magnificent and memorable reunion that witnessed the conglomeration of over 1000 Alumni of HIET, HCE/ HITS, KCG College of Technology, HCAS & OFS who travelled from various parts of the globe to participate in the reunion with their families. Dr. Elizabeth Verghese, Chairperson, HGI; Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Director & CEO, HGI; Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, HGI; Dr. Aby Sam, Director, HGI; Dr. Susan Marthandan, Director, HCAS; Dr. Annie Jacob, Director, KCG College of Technology; Dr. S. Ramachandran, Vice-Chancellor, HITS; Principals of HGI Units, Faculty and staff graced the special occasion.

Distinguished Alumni Awards were presented to ten prominent Alumni of HGI. • • • • • • • • •

Col. Dipak Bastola (HIET 1995), Chief Engineer-Quality Assurance, Nepalese Army Aviation. Dr. Ramakant Singh (HIET 1986), Director, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India. Mr. Chandra Saravanamuthu (HIET 1978), Founder, Global Aviation Services, Malaysia. Mr. K.T. Sadashivan (HIET 1978), Chief Operating Officer, GMR Aero Technic Ltd. Mr. Mugundan Natrajan (HIET 1972), Retd. Executive Director (Engg), Indian Airlines Dr. Ethirajan Bhaskaran (HCE 1990), Deputy Director, Dept. of Industries & Commerce, TN. Dr. Annie Jacob (HCE 1999), Director, KCG College of Technology Capt. Asif Punathil (OFS 1995), Senior Commander, SpiceJet. Mr. P. Jegatheeswaran (KCG College 2011), Deputy Collector, Theni, Govt. of Tamil Nadu.

Mr. Srikanth (HCAS 2000), South Indian Movie Celebrity.


The 8th Convocation was held on 7th, October 2017, 979 UG candidates, 214 PG candidates, and 25 Ph.D candidates received their degrees. Dr. S. Christopher, Secretary, Department of Defence (R&D) & Chairman, DRDO was the Chief Guest; Mr. Mecca Rafeeque Ahammed, Chairman, Farida Group of Companies; Mr. Alex Jacob, Structural Engineer, United Consultant; and Padma Shri. Narain Karthikeyan, International Formula One Racing Driver were the Guests of Honour. They were awarded with the prestigious Honoris Causa Degrees during the convocation. Dr. S. Ramachandran, Vice Chancellor, while reading the annual report, proudly exclaimed, “there has been a marked improvement and significant increase in all the


domains of academics which was possible because of the commitment of our faculty, staff and students alike and able guidance and encouragement by the Management.” Dr. Ramachandran further articulated his gratitude and happiness on obtaining a CGPA of 3.3 on 4 by the NAAC peer team; rated 3 Stars by the world renowned international rankings organization Quacquarelli Symonds QS, 5 stars in Teaching, Employability, Facilities, Innovation and Inclusiveness and an overall rating of 3 STARS Ratings. He also added that the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) accredited the B.Tech Aeronautical Engineering Programme.




Event Talk


Dedication Service of Jupiter Boys Hostel and Jubilee Block was held on 9th September 2017.

BOSCH Joint Training Centre

The inauguration of HITS - BOSCH Joint Training Centre was on 25th October 2017. The Chief Guest of the event was Mr. Abhijit Kallianpur, Head, Regional Business Unit, Automotive Service, Bosch Limited, Bangalore; and Mr. J. Sundar, Head, Technical Support and Service, Bosch Limited, Bangalore was the Guest of Honor.


Ayrton Senna Motorsport Hub

1st in India

Ayrton Senna Motorsport Hub was inaugurated by Padma Shri. Narain Karthikeyan, India’s First International F1 Racer on 7th October 2017. Students participated in several competitions and won laurels. HITS is the first institution in India to offer Motor Sports in Engineering Programmes.

1st in India


RESOURCE PERSONS Girl Power Summit, an initiative from Entrepreneurs Council of India in association with HITS was conducted on 11 March 2018. Eminent women achievers from various sectors were invited for motivational talks and panel discussions. As a part of Women’s Day celebrations, competitions were conducted for both students and staff category and winners were recognized with awards during the summit. • • • • • • • •

OfO, a Beijing-based Bicycle Sharing Company founded in 2014 operates over 10 million yellow bicycles in 250 cities and 20 countries. The dockless OfO system uses a smartphone app to unlock bicycles. OFO Cycles was launched for the first time in India at HITS. It is a step towards promoting eco-friendly travel among student community. Mr. Ashok Verghese inaugurated the launch in the presence of Mr. Dexter Sim, Expansion Manager, OFO, Asia Pacific Countries.

Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, President, Tamilnadu BJP Dr. Vijayadharani, MLA, CLP WHIP, TN Assembly SMT. Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, Actress, Film DIrector Ms. Shylaja Chetlur, Founder, Cinema Rendezvous Dr. Deepa T., Senior Consultant, Radiologist. Ms. Shiny Surendran, Consultant Sports Nutritionist Ms. Aditi Balan, Actress Ms. Kirthi Jayakumar, Founder-Red Elephant Foundation.

R&D Award


Dr. A. K. Parvathy, Prof. & Head, Dept. of EEE; & Dr. Ramya, Prof, Dept. of Mechatronics received the Excellence in R & D Award from the Entrepreneurs Council of India, during the Girl Power Summit held at HITS in March 2018.


Hindustan welcomes ALSIM AL250 to the campus it is a state-of-art Simulator.




International Talk MoU with Wayne State University, USA

MoU with Saitama University, Japan

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science’s Director, Mr. Ashok Verghese and Dr. Farshad Fotouhi, Dean of the College of Engineering, Wayne State University, USA for study abroad and joint research.

An MoU was signed between HITS and Saitama University, Japan on 6th November 2017.

Other MoUs


In benefit for students and faculty members, exchange programmes, and joint researches are organized at regular basis through MoUs. Below are the list of some notable MoUs. Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia An MoU was signed by Dr. S. Ramachandran, Vice-Chancellor, HITS and Dr. Mikhail A. Pogosyan, Rector, Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia. ​​ Universite Internationale De Rabat, Morocco An MoU was signed by Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Pro Chancellor, HITS and Pr. Noureddine Mouaddib, President, Universite Internationale De Rabat, Morocco. Novosibirsk State University, Russia An MoU was signed by Dr. (Mrs) Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor, HITS and Prof. Mikhail P. Fedoruk, Reactor, Novosibirsk State University, Russia. ​​ University of Leeds, U.K. An MoU was signed by Dr. S. Ramachandran, Vice-Chancellor, HITS and Mr. Roger Gair, University Secretary, University of Leeds, U.K.

Dr. Terry Tudor, Associate Professor, Dept. of Waste Management, University of Northampton, UK delivered a lecture on “Role of Civil Engineers in Waste Management” on 6 February 2018.

Prof. Thiusius Rajeeth Savarimuthu, Associate Professor, Cognitive Robotics, University of Southern Denmark visited the campus to explore the areas of collaboration with Dept. of ECE.

Prof. Mark Hogensen , Professor of Art, Dept. of Fine & Performing Arts/ Speech Communication, Palo Alto College, Alamo Colleges , USA delivered a lecture on “Circles of Creativity” to the students of School of Management and Fashion Design on 7 February 2018.


Dr. Ravi Margasahayam, NASA Global Goodwill Space Ambassador from John F.Kennedy Space Centre delivered his lecture during “International Seminar on Space Odyssey” on 6th February 2018 on the topic “Rocket Noise and Vibration” at Andromeda Lecture Theatre. Dr.Ravi unveiled the static model of “KCG SAT” during the event, the proposed satellite will be launched by 2020. The lecture was conducted in association with Aeronautical Society of India, Chennai Branch and a part of Nebula Astro Club activity. Dr.Ravi detailed about the launch vehicle details of NASA.

Foreign Delegates Visit to HITS

Mr. Tony Le Messurier, M.D. RESAU-Austrade visited the campus to discuss about Renewable Energy Solution and to explore collaboration opportunity in Solar P.V Design & Installation and Training for Electrical & Mechanical Engineering students 30 Jan. 2018.

Dr. Seiichi Shiga, Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Gunma University, Japan visited to explore the possible areas of collaboration on 9 November 2017.

Mr. Jung Kilian, Mr. Latour Loic, Mr. Lempereur Guillaume and Mr. Thambirajah Shayanthan from IPSA, France are undertaking their exchange programme at School of Aeronautical Sciences




Foreign Visit by HITS Delegates Japan

International Talk

Dr. (Mrs.) Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor and Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director Performing testing at Fuji Speedway-Formula-Toyota Racing Track were special invitees of Lexus Motor Corporation, Automobile manufacturer of premiuim luxury vehicles, to the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 in November 2017. Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, Mr. Akitosh Takemura, President, Lexus Toyota seen along with Cinestar Jayaram and his son Kalidasan Jayaram Yildiz Technical University, Turkey

Dr. A. K Parvathy, Prof. & Head, Dept. of EEE. visited Yildiz Technical University, Turkey on 23 October 2017 for Erasmus Staff Mobility Programme. The visit was funded by Erasmus grant, European union encouraging research and academic collaboration.

AIEC 2018, Dubai

Yokohama National University, Japan Dr. Sheeba Chander, HOD, School of Architecture, attended the Ajman 5th International Environment Conference on “Climate Change & Sustainability” at Dubai on 7th March 2018. Dr D. Mohan, Associate Dean Research participated in the Japan-India Yokohama National University Symposium 2017 on Emerging Materials and Systems for Green and Life Innovations at Yokohama National University, Japan on 13th -14th December 2018.

Zhengzhou University, China

RMIT 2018, Australia

Mr. Pandiaraj, Assistant Professor, ECE, HITS is pursuing his research on “Broadband Wireless Communication & Signal Processing, at Zhengzhou University, China.

Dr. Afrose Fathima HoD, Fashion Design and Arts, HITS, attended the “World Toilet Summit 2017” at Melbourne, Australia from 20th to 21st November 2017. She also visited Fashions Schools, RMIT and The Masters Institute of Creative Education at Melbourne.

Foreign Visit by HITS Students

Mr. Gokul M. 4th B.Tech. Automobile Engg. was Students at Global Cultural Exchange Summer the winner of CHICANE Auto quiz conducted on Mr. Gladston Joseph, Aero Student participated in Camp at Chang Jung Christian University, Taiwan 20 Oct. 2017, won a trip to attend the 45th Tokyo ITW-17 (Interact with Today’s World) Conference at Motor Show 2017 in Japan in November 2017. Alexandria, Egypt on 29 August 2017. on 25 August 2017. Ms. Rajiv Patel, Mr. Amrit Samal, Mr. Praveen Kumar, Mr.Hussain Hamid and Mr. Mr.Thella Jeyachandra, 3rd year School of Aeronautical Engineering in an exchange program students at Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia. Mr. Roshan Jose, Ms. Amritha Padmakumar, Ms. Nanditha Premkumar, 3rd year B. Arch. students are participating in an exchange programme at Hochschule Ostwestfallen Lippe, Germany from February - July 2018.





School Talk


The Hyperloop OrcaPod was unveiled at HITS on 12th March 2018 by Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, HITS and Dr. K. P.Isaac, Vice Chancellor, HITS. Unveiling the OrcaPod, Mr.Ashok Verghese said, “ The progress achieved by Hyperloop India team is a motivator to several young Indians who wish to try their hands on innovation. Faster mobility coupled with sustainability at affordable cost makes the hyperloop an attractive choice for implementation in our country.” Dr. K. P. Isaac said, “Youngsters should channelize their energies to take efforts in developing cutting edge technologies that shall change the way people live. Hyperloop is one such idea that shall disrupt the mobility space across the globe.

Lecture on Role of DGCA in Airline Safety School of Aeronautical Sciences in association with Aeronautical Society of India conducted as Special Lecture on Role of DGCA in Airline Safety and Global Trends in Aviation on 10th January 2018. Shri Lalit Gupta, AFDG, DGCA, Honorary Secretary General. AeSi was the Chief Guest. Shri Yatindra Kumar, Secretary (Admin), AeSi was the Guest of Honour.


International Seminar (ISRIL’18)

A two-day National Conference on “Emerging Trends in Mathematics & Applications in Engineering and Technology” was organized between 22nd and 23rd March 2018 by the Department of Mathematics.

International Seminar on Role of International Languages in Higher Education (ISRIL’18) was organized by Department of Languages, Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science (HITS) in collaboration with ELT@I, Kancheepuram (HITS) Chapter. The event was held on 16th February 2018. Mr. Emmanuel Samson, Attaché for Cooperation in French Language, Embassy of France in India, was the Chief Guest. Guests of Honour were Dr. P. N. Ramani Chief Academic Officer, Akara Education Chennai Vice-President, English Language Teachers Association of India Chapter & Mr. Jun Arisue Sensei Japanese Language Advisor, Japan Foundation New Delhi (South India).


National Conference on Chemistry

The National Conference on Recent Advances in Environmental Remediation (NCRAER 18) was organised by the Department of Chemical Engineering in collaboration with Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE) on 23rd March 2018. Dr. Purnima Jalihal, Director in-charge and Scientist G, National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai was the Chief Guest.

The Department of Chemistry and the Centre for Clean Energy and Nanoconvergence (CENCON) jointly organized a one-day National Conference on Chemistry Driven Clean Process and Alternate Energies – Scope & Challenges on 07 February 2018. Dr. R. Jayavel, Director, Centre for Research, Anna University, Chennai was the Chief Guest. In his address he emphasized on the need for clean process and quoted the current status of electric vehicles and the expected projection in 2020 and 2040. He also released the Book of Abstracts for NCCP 2018.

CHARGE - 2K18 Dept. of ECE conducted a National Symposium ‘Charge’18 on 17th March 2018. Smt. S. Geetha, Principal and DGM, BSNL, Chennai was the Chief Guest. Mr. Lakshmanan Balasubramanian, Group Technical Staff, Texas Instruments, Bengaluru was the Guest of Honour.





School Talk


The 9th Association of BRICS Business Schools (ABBS) International Students Meet was inaugurated on 1st February 2018 at HITS. His Excellency Sergey L Kotov, Consul General of Russia was the Chief Guest of the meet. Around 100 exuberant participants across the BRICS nations attended the event. Besides academic sessions, sporting events and competitions, the participants visited three industries and also had a cultural visit to Dakshin Chitra and Crocodile Bank. The Chief Guest mentioned that Indo-Russian ties were predominantly confined to the Defence sector. The time has come to collaborate in the area of agriculture; as food security is a major challenge to both the nations: population of India and climatic conditions of Russia. He also traced the importance of increasing actual investments in priority areas among the BRICS nations. Prof. J. Philip, President, ABBS, briefed that ABBS is the only inter-continental B-School Association which organizes an annual gathering of students. Dr. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor, HITS, declaring the Students Meet open, appealed to the young management graduates to adhere to the quality and ethics and be aware of global expectations. With reference to the theme of the Students Meet, she said that the digital economy is useful in preventing black money and bringing transparency in governance. She expressed hope that the Students Meet will serve as a good platform for knowledge as well as cultural exchange. Mr. Ashok Verghese, Dr. Aby Sam, Directors, HGI, Dr. S. Ramachandran, Vice Chancellor, Dr. Pon Ramalingam, Registrar were present during the meeting.



The Dept. of Automobile Engineering conducted Vahanaa’18, Auto Expo and Technical Symposium on 23 & 24th March 2018. Mr. M. V. Ramachandran, Head GARC (Global Automotive Research Centre) Ministry of Heavy Industries, Govt. of India was the Chief Guest and Ms. Alisha Abdullah, India’s fastest woman racer was the Special Guest. Dr. K. Kamalakannan, HOD, Automobile Engineering welcomed the audience. The felicitation address was given by Mr. P. Eswaramurthy, Regional Manager, Volkswagen India. The symposium magazine Spark was released by the Special Invitee, Ms. Claudia Ann Malette, Director, International, College Boreal, Canada . Auto expo was jointly inaugurated by the Chief Guest , Mr. M. V. Ramachandran and Mr. Ashok Verghese Director, Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science. Mr. M.Aarif, MD Parveen Travels, Mr. Mahesh Rane (Head, Volkswagen Group Academy), Mr. P. Eswaramurthy (Regional Manager, Volkswagen India and Mr. Beiju, (Sr. Manager, Kun Group)





School Talk Hyderabad Wings India - 2018

IEEE Chennai Hub Congress

HGI participated in the Hyderabad Aero Expo and exhibited various students project from centre for Autonomous Systems (School of Aeronautical Sciences). As part of Aviation awareness campaign for students, a quiz program was conducted and various prizes were distributed to school students.

IEEE Chennai Hub Congress 2017 sponsored by IEEE Madras Section was organized by IEEE Student Branch, HITS was conducted between 31 August and 1 September. The motive of the Congress was to equip the students with an elaborate knowledge about the extant Cutting-Edge Technology and a collaboration with professionals

Metal Castings for Automotive Components

Bidding Adieu to Former Vice-Chancellor

The Department of Automobile Engineering jointly with Centre for Automation and Robotics, organized a two-day International Seminar on “Challenges in Manufacturing of Metal Castings for Automotive Components� on 8th & 9th January 2018. Prof. Simon Joseph Antony, Associate Professor, School of Chemical and Process Engg., University of Leeds, UK and Dr. Hiren Kotadia, Senior Research Fellow, Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick, UK delivered lectures.

The Management and staff of Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science bid adieu to Dr. S. Ramachandran Vice Chancellor, HITS during a Farewell Ceremony on 28th February 2018.

ACM ICPC Asia Chennai Regional Contest

The School of Computing Sciences organized ACM ICPC Asia Chennai Regional Contest on 12 December 2017. Dr. E. Iniya Nehru, Senior Technical Director, National Informatics Centre, Govt. of India was the Chief Guest of the event. Mr. Vanjape Rajas, Mr. Khattar Tanuj, Mr. Cacklur Vedant from the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, were the Winners; and Mr. Gosain Vaibhav, Mr. Luthra Saharsh, Mr. Kumar Adarsh of Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee; and Mr. Mittal Parth, Mr. Banga Hanit, and Mr. Rohilla Utsav of IIIT-Delhi were the Runners. 2000 students across Asia participated.





Chancellor’s 75th Birthday Celebration

Celebration Talk

75th Birthday of our beloved Chancellor, Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese was celebrated at HITS. with a cake cutting ceremony, the entire Hindustan fraternity greeted her.

Christmas Celebration

The Golden Jubilee Christmas Celebrations on 1st December 2017 was a momentous and memorable day for HITS with excellent choir rendition of carols and tableau with pomp and gaiety by the entire HGI. The Chief Guest, Rt. Rev. Dr. Mathews Mar Makarios, Bishop of Mar Thoma Church, Chennai -Bangalore Diocese in his Christmas message said that the message of Christmas is that the visible material world is bound to the invisible spiritual world. The Guest of Honour, Prof. P. J. Kurien, Hon’ble Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha voiced that Christmas is a spirit which should permeate every part of our lives. Commemorating the 50 years of excellence in the field of academia by the Hindustan Group of Institutions, cake cutting ceremony was held. The Hindustan Group of Institutions Calendar and Diary 2018 of the institution was released by John T Jacob, Senior Director, Boodai Trading Company,Kuwait. The programme ended with the arrival of Santa Claus wishing Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. The Silent Night hymn was sung by Hindustan International School students.

Onam Ponnonam 2017 was celebrated by the Hindustan Group of Institution as a part of its Golden Jubilee Year celebrations on 26th August 26, 2017. Famous singer and cine actor Mr. Vijay Yesudas was the Chief Guest. Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese in her Inaugural Address wished the audience a very happy and prosperous Onam.






Overall Champion University of Kerala Kalai Koodam – 2017 the 33rd Inter University South Zone Youth Festival was inaugurated at HITS with great pomp and gaiety on 18th December 2017. The fest was conducted from 18th to 22nd December 2017. The campus was abuzz with enthusiastic youth and faculty from 31 universities. The significance of the event was the arrival of over a thousand participants from across five Southern States at HITS. Dr. K. Balaraman, Director General, National Institute of Wind Energy, MNRE, Government of India, Chennai was the Chief Guest. Smt. Maragatham Kumaravel, Member of Parliament (TN), Lok Sabha, was the Special Guest; and Sri. Neville J. Billimoria, Immigration Consultant & Founder D20 Marathon, was the Guest of Honour. Participants showcased their talents in various events such as One act play, Light vocal solo, Indian/Hindustani/Carnatic, Music, Quiz, Mimicry, On the spot painting, Collage, Cartoon, Music & Dance (Classical/Western, Folk), Folk Orchestra, Literary Events (Quiz, Elocution, Debate, Theatre), Poster Making, Clay Modelling, Photography and Installation. Kalaikoodam -2017 received a wide coverage in print media and was telecasted in TV channels.





TEENS Conference by Mar Thoma Church Pongal Celebration

Celebration Talk

Mar Thoma Church, Chennai Bangalore Diocese Teens conference was inaugurated on 27th December 2017. Youngsters from Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra, Tamil Nadu participated in the conference. Rt. Rev. Mathews Mar Makarios Episcopa, Diocesean Bishop of Chennai-Bangalore region presided over the event. Conference was inaugurated by Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director of the Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science. Rev. Joby Verghese, Student Chaplain, HGI welcomed the gathering.

HITS celebrated the harvest festival of ‘Pongal’ with great zeal and fervor, Decked in traditional dresses, students and staff filled the campus with the land’s cultural aura.

World Theatre Day

Fiesta 2017

The Department of Languages hosted the “World Drama Fest 2018” commemorating the World Theatre Day on 27th March 2018. The event, was organized by the Masquerade Theatre Club, HITS. Interlude and Stand-Up Comedy Competition were held for the students. Mr. Nivash Gopalasamy, HR and Head of training from Crea Shakthi, a theatre group was the Chief Guest. The motive of the celebration was to instil theatrical skills amongst students. Certificates were distributed to the winners by the Chief Guest and Dr. Sherine Joy, HOD,Languages. Ms. Sonu Joseph and Ms. Athma Dharshana, Assistant Professors were the coordinators

Fiesta-2017, Freshers Day was held on 27th October 2017. Mr. Sujith Kumar, HR Business Leader, Infosys Ltd, Chennai was the Chief Guest. Dr. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor addressed the students and spoke on the role of discipline, dedication and hard work in making a person successful. She urged the students to follow the Founder Dr. K.C.G Verghese, HGI as a role model in their life.

Republic Day Celebrations

Anti - Ragging Campaign

Around 700 students participated in the event and was briefed on the consequences of ragging, and the underlying legalities of offence by the Chief Guest Ms. B. Shamoondeswari, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Tamil Nadu Police Academy, Vandalur on 25th July 2017.

69th Republic Day celebration was held at HITS on 26th January 2018. Group Captain Dinesh Suri, Group Commander NCC, Madras B Group, Chennai was the Chief Guest. Awards were distributed by the Chief Guest for the staff in different categories. Best Attendance awards, Best Projects, Appreciation for outstanding contributions for the conduct of Golden Convergence Awards 2018, was given to Ms. Madhuri, Deputy Registrar, HITS and Alumni Coordinator.





Service Talk Y’s Men International

Y’s Men International’s Regional Youth Camp, “Empower 2017” was organized between 3rd and 5th November 2018. Ym. Mohan Daniel, District Governor, Madras District was the Chief Guest for the event. The camp witnessed many young talents who showed dedicated interest towards community service.

Republic Day Celebration at New Delhi

Cadet Warrant Officer Bogyam Saikiran , 3rd year EEE with the Lt Governor of Puducherry Ms.Kiran Bedi; and Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa during the Republic Day Celebrations 2018 at Delhi. He represented Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman & Nicobar Islands in the Republic Day Celebrations.

REPUBLIC DAY CAMP - 2018 Best Cadet

Best Associate NCC Officer Fg HITS represented TN,P & AN NCC Directorate as Contingent Commander and achieved All India Vayu Sena Trophy Overall Championship in the year 2017. He was awarded as the Best Associate NCC Officer in Air Wing NCC Madras Group B by the Group Commander Group Captain Dinesh Suri.

Mr. Sai Kiran, III Dept. of EEE was chosen as the Best Cadet SD (Air Force) in TN, PN, AN, Madras; and won a Silver Medal & a Bronze Medal in Republic Day Celebrations 2018. He has also participated in the Prime Minister Rally in 2018.


Blood Donation Camp A blood donation camp was conducted on 14th February 2018. HRM. Y’sm. Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Regional Director, South India Region was the Chief Guest for the event. PHF. Rtn. Aloke Mimani, President Rotary Club Chennai Capital was the Guest of Honour.


Published by Dr. Sherine Joy, HOD, Languages & Editor, HITS Editorial Team: Ms. Hemadarshini, AP, Languages, Mr. Tenzin Norbu, AP Languages Designed by Mr. L. Chandru, Manager, Editor Office





Way to Indian Cricket Squad

Washington Sunder of 1st year BBA has been chosen by the Indian Cricket team and he represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League 2018. We wish him good luck as he brings more laurels to the nation!

Volleyball Women All India

Volleyball Women Team secured 4th position in South Zone & All India Inter University Volleyball Women Tournament held at Kannur University, Kerala from 19th to 31st October 2017.

Hindustan Eagles Football Club

Sports Talk

Hindustan Eagles Football Club emerged Runners in the Chennai District Senior Football League Championship Season 7 held from 17th March 2018 at Nehru Stadium, Chennai. Hindustan Eagles Team won the 2nd position in CFA Senior Division League 2018.

Football Men South Zone

Football Men Team secured 4th position in South Zone Inter University Football Men tournament held at Calicut University, Kerala from 20th to 28th December 2017.

8th Dr. K.C.G. Verghese Memorial 3rd Bay Range Open

The 8th Dr. K.C.G. Verghese Memorial State Level Inter Collegiate Football Tournament (Men) and 3rd Bay Range Open Inter Collegiate Tennis Tournament Men & Women were held at HITS from 13th to 16th September 2017. In the Football Tournament, Loyola College emerged as Winners and HITS as Runners. While Mr. Gokul of Loyola College and Ms. Ramya Natarajan of HITS bagged the Winners title, Mr. P.V. Jeevan of Loyola College, and Ms. Abinikka of MOP College finished as Runners in Tennis Tournament. Mr. Krishnadeep Menon, Chief Operating Officer, Chennaiyin FC (Grassroots Development), the Chief Guest of the event distributed prizes during the Valedictory Function.

Youth Winter Camp

Chancellor’s Trophy

Dr. K.C.G. Verghese Memorial 26th Basketball Tournament

The 26th Dr. K.C.G. Verghese Memorial inter-state collegiate Basketball Tournament was conducted on 19th March 2018 in Air Jordan Basketball courts. Mr. Vineeth Revi Mathew, International Basketball Player and Senior Manager IOB was the Chief Guest. The Hindustan Women’s Team and Loyola College, Chennai team bagged the Women and Men Championship trophy respectively.

As a part of the Birthday Celebrations of Dr. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor, a sports extravaganza was conducted from 23rd to 25th September, 2017 at HITS Campus. The 9th International Football Tournament for Foreign Students and the 8th Inter Collegiate Volleyball Tournament for men and women were organized. Dr. Elizabeth Verghese presented the Trophies, Cash Award and Certificate to the winners. The following teams participated in the tournament: India, Gambia XI, Sudan, South Sudan, Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet and Somalia. Team Gambia XI emerged as the winners in the Football Tournament. Panimalar College Men and HITS Women bagged the winners title in the Volleyball Tournament.

Annual Sports Meet 2018

Youth Winter Residential Camp was organized by PBA Academy in association with HITS between 22 December 2017 and 3 January 2018.

The vision of the camp was to train on basic skills, advanced techniques and tactics for the Basketball and Football players. 35 players pan India enrolled in the camp. Mr. Jayasankar Menon, Asian All Star Basketball Player & Former Indian Captain, Chief Manager, Indian Bank and Mrs. Prasanna Jayasankar Menon, Former Indian Basketball team Captain, Southern Railway. Mr. S.J.A. Ahmed, Mr. S. Bhattacharjee, and Mr. Abdul were the mentors for the camp.


The Annual Sports Meet was celebrated in the campus on 28th March 2018. Dr. P. Poonia, Vice Chairman, AICTE & UGC Nominee in the Planning and Monitoring Board, HITS was the Chief Guest; and Mr. R. Mohan Kumar, Olympian, Rio Olympics 2016 was the Guest of Honour for the programme. Prizes were awarded to the winners.

◄ Gold Medal in Jumping Mr. Varun Varshney, 3rd year Aero won gold medal in 60cm - 70cm show jumping event in inter club Horse Riding Jumping competition organized by Madras School of Equitation, Chennai on 26th March 2018.