Hcellence Magazine 2020-2021

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HCELLENCE UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE 2020-2021

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Founder Chairman

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


TO MAKE EVERY MAN A SUCCESS & NO MAN A FAILURE! A friend of mine, who was intensely religious, once asked me a Question, “If God Almighty were to appear before you and offer you two boons in place of all your wealth, what would you choose?” That sent a shock through my spine. Certainly it was a terrifying proposition. I pondered a while. Obviously, my choice of boons had to be powerful enough to rebuild my capital. After much contemplation, I made my choice: ETERNAL ENTHUSIASM and PERSEVERANCE. For these are the Qualities that made me what I am. Added to these are two additional features of my work culture: LONG-RANGE VISION and LIVE NETWORKING. These have been the four cornerstones of my work and personal life, the pillars on which I have built my estate.

Drive Your Dreams Only a nation built on strong basic principles of economics will stand the test of time. It is for every one of us to think about where this country is headed and see what we can do individually and collectively to help India come out of the red. We are a billion-strong nation of talented and diligent people. We don’t really need to leave our home ground in search of greater pastures. It breaks my heart when I see brilliant and educated youngsters queuing up in front of the foreign embassies for visas. I wish I could tell them there are plenty of things they can do right here in India. Together we have to build a better nation. I am reminded of the words of Martin Luther King Jr., “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” This is what I have tried to do. I wish I had the strength to do more.

Excerpts from Autobiography

Wheels and Wings


Preamble

The Birth of an Institution

In 1965, Late Dr. K.C.G. Verghese took up teaching assignments in Automobile Engineering subjects at two educational institutes. His well-acquainted knowledge on the subject and inquisitiveness to the know-hows of the Automotive industry worldwide drew in a large number of students. While coaching for British Automobile Examination, Dr. K.C.G. Verghese realized that the standard of the

examination was far below the level of our Indian Universities; and that our students could easily clear exams with minimum preparation. Students promised Dr. K.C.G. Verghese to bring over a hundred students from Singapore and Malaysia if he were to set up an institution on his own. The idea dawned upon Dr. K.C.G. Verghese as he felt the time has come to start his own venture very soon, Hindustan Engineering

Training Centre (HETC) was started in 1966 as an educational institution intended mainly for foreign students. This irresistible quest for knowledge eventually paved way for the commencement of other Institutions under the Hindustan Group of Institutions (HGI).

ACCREDITATION Accredited with an “A” Grade by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC), Govt. of India; approved by AICTE Accredited B.Tech. Programmes offered by • Aeronautical Engineering • Automobile Engineering • Civil Engineering • Computer Science and Engineering • Mechanical Engineering. 5S Certified by TUV Rheinland for successfully implementing 5S Work Place Management System.

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


Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

About HITS HINDUSTAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE (HITS), a deemed to be University, is one of the most sought after and recognized institutions in India, located at Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Commenced in 1985, it offers a wide spectrum of Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Diploma, Research & Doctoral Programmes in diverse fields of Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Management, Law, Fashion, Design, and Arts, Aviation, Applied Sciences, Health Sciences, and Arts and Sciences. The technical courses at UG and PG levels are approved by AICTE. HITS is a part of

the most illustrious Hindustan Group of Institutions which caters to the academic needs of over 15,000 students. Towering as a portal of learning, HITS is aesthetically landscaped to house 8 Academic Blocks, 14 Centres of Excellence for Research, stateof-the-art Workshops and Laboratories. The learning community comprises students from several foreign countries besides those from different states of India. HITS has curved a niche for itself through established global collaborations with Institutes and Industries to promote Faculty & Student Exchange Programmes, Joint Research, Consultancy Projects,

Conferences, and Guest Lectures. HITS has been awarded many Patents, Funded Research Projects from leading organizations like Department of Science and Technology (DST), Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Naval Research Board (NRB), and many others. With the noble vision of the Founder-Chairman, Late Dr. K.C.G. Verghese, “To Make EveryMan a Success and No Man a Failure”, Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science chisels its learners with a competitive spirit to face the future.

RANKINGS

Ranked under Category – 2 by MHRD-UGC. #107 - Engineering Category #20 - Architecture

Attained overall rank of 601-800 globally.

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SDG6 - Ranked 101-200 for Clean Water and Sanitation. Overall rank of 601-800 Globally • SDG 7 - Ranked 301-400 for Measures towards Affordable and Clean Energy. SDG12 - Ranked 201-300 for Responsible Consumption and Production. SDG17 - Ranked 401-600 for Partnership for Goals with vision of the institution towards sustainable development goals in line with United Nations SDG and its contribution as Higher Education Institution.

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• Institutions in India. Ranked #1 for Staff with Ph.D. Ranked #1 for Publications of Papers per faculty

Ranked #10 in Private & Deemed Multidisciplinary Universities in India. Ranked #6 in Private & Deemed Multidisciplinary Universities in South. Ranked #38 in Multidisciplinary Universities in South.

Secured 31st position in India, 20th in South India, 13th in Tamil Nadu, and 2nd in Chennai in the INDIA RANKINGS 2016, conducted by Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

Ranked #7 in Private & Deemed to be Universities South India Ranked #25 in Private & Deemed to be Universities All India Ranked #49 in Engineering category. Ranked #17 in Architecture category.

Ranked #3 in Top Private Engineering Institutes in Tamil Nadu.

Ranked 601+ band in Asia. Ranked #37 among 107

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Ranked 501-550 Band in 2019

Ranked #17 Top Private Institutes (Placement) Ranked #18 Top Engineering Institutions All India. Rated as AAAA in Tamil Nadu and 4th under Engineering colleges by Career 360 Magazine in 2019. Ranked 13th in All India, 6th in South India, 4th in Tamil Nadu and 3rd in Chennai in Top 25 Deemed Universities in India in Higher Education Review.

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Inauguration Symphony at the Jubilee

Messages

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18 Guest Book

Inauguration (CODE)

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Hindustan Lions

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University Day

CONTENTS

30 Annual Report

43 School Reports


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Research

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Fempower

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International Affairs

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Training

Placement

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Sports

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Tamil Nadu Covid Relief Fund

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HITSAA Alumni

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NSS/NCC

Cultural

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Graduation Batches

Creative Corner

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GATE 2021 Toppers Hindustan Student Council 2021


Inauguration

Symphony at the Jubilee

Chief Guest

The release of balloons on air marked the symbolic opening and the spirit of Hindustan which is forever as high and wide as the sky.

Thiru. Dr. K. Ponmudi

Hon’ble Minister of Higher Education, Govt. of Tamil Nadu


About “Symphony at the Jubilee”

The mural, “Symphony at the Jubilee” has a prominent Air Craft propeller which symbolises the flagship programme of the institution namely Aeronautical Engineering. The propeller blades are painted in a blazing yellow, the defining colour of the Hindustan Group of Institutions. The intermeshing cog wheel gears indicate the evergreen/core engineering streams like Mechanical and Automobile Engineering. The fashionista resident is an aide-mémoire of the Fashion and Design streams pioneered at the institute. The double helical DNA/RNA stand points the ever-growing demand of Life Sciences/Liberal Arts programmes which are upskilled in the campus. The ‘Robotic Hand’ emoting the ‘Hand in Flesh’ is indicative of the integration of the Automation streams (i.e., Robotics & Mechatronics) with the core engineering streams. The electric spark is the suggestive of the Electrical Engineering streams edified at Hindustan. The ‘Beehive Architecture’ which doubles up as the chemical molecular structure fulfils the most promising streams like Chemical, Bio-Sciences and the Architecture courses. The overall architecture is sprinkled with the basic molecular notations. The integration all above inter connected concepts in a fine meticulous manner symbolises Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science’s comprehensive coverage of all major streams and courses in a single location, the Bay Range Campus.

The making of “Symphony at the Jubilee” involved a great ordeal. All the mural items like hexagon, human & robot hand with spark, DNA representation, lady as a fashion icon, and letters were made in fibre material moulded in the ground. For the above, workers were assembled from northern part of India on campus to complete the task on time. The outer frame was made of Aluminium Composite Panel. The erection began with the help of giant crane, and were fixed meticulously. The name for the mural “Symphony at the Jubilee” which means a consonance of sound, is a befitting name to a thoroughly conceived concept, which has visually merchandised the steely resolve and unfathomable vision of the institution.

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Messages


Dr. MRS. ELIZABETH VERGHESE Chancellor

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ducation is a social process; education is growth; education is not preparation for life but is life itself.” This quote by John Dewey is pertinent in educational scenario immaterial of the times, since learning by doing and development of practical life skills are crucial for holistic development of students. Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science provides ample platform for students to achieve the desired outcomes both in academia and life skills. I feel happy to note that HITS has continued to excel in all fields during the academic year 2020-21. The various academic reforms and the sustained efforts of the HITS fraternity have resulted in HITS achieving national and global recognition, in NIRF, ARIIA 5 stars ratings, QS World University Rankings Asia 2020, QS ELEAD Certification, and featured in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021. HITS holds the World Record of Excellence for “HIGHEST NUMBER OF ONLINE LESSONS COMPLETED” awarded by International Book of Records. 4359 participants completed 2,20,745 online lessons. HITS partnered with COURSERA and edX to offer 5000+ courses free of cost, to promote learning by students and staff. I am extremely elated that staff and students from Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science participated in various international forums, competitions, events and earned accolades. During the pandemic, students had benefited manifold participating in Virtual International Social Business Students’ Forum 2020 hosted by Daffodil International University, and had a great learning experience. Students also participated in WTUN’s first Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hackathon for Climate

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Action in June 2021 and attained global fame by bagging all 3 Positions and Prizes at Hackathon. HITS Student also received Silver Honours at International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition 2021, amongst 4700 participants from across 180 countries. Student from Aerospace Engineering enrolled in ENAC, Toulouse, France to pursue Postgraduate in Aerospace Systems -Navigation & Telecommunications. Staff achieved enormous accolades and it includes achieving national and global patents. In the IPR Ranking HITS attained 8th position in All India, 6th in Tamil Nadu and 4th Chennai. It is worthy to mention that during this pandemic more than 500 online events, international and national webinars, workshops, faculty development programmes, professional body events, competitions for students, online certification programmes, online placement, doctoral committee meetings, research promotion webinars and department meetings were successfully conducted. As a leading private University, a unique initiative to empower the youth through employment within the University Campus was initiated and the scheme Work as You Study (WAYS), was launched to benefit the students. University Day 2021 and Convocation Day was held this academic year. The launching of CODE (Centre for Online & Open Digital Education) Website was the highlight of this academic year. The enthusiasm of the staff and students of HITS enables them to scale greater heights every academic year. I welcome all the students who have joined this academic year and wish them all the best. I congratulate the editorial team for compiling the HCELLENCE magazine 2021.”


Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

Dr. ANAND JACOB VERGHESE Pro Chancellor

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ducation possesses the power to impact everyone and can influence our views, ideas, ideals, perceptions and behavior. Increased access to high-quality education can alter a person, a community, and society as a whole. Besides learning new skills and gaining information, education provides you with a better perspective and comprehension of life. Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science (HITS) always endeavors to provide quality education, which develops young human resources with good ethics, moral values, research culture and innovative skills while boosting their leadership qualities. The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the education scenario, wherein physical classrooms turned into virtual classrooms. HITS had exposed the students to blended learning and flipped classrooms, before the pandemic struck. The innovative pedagogy of HITS suited the needs of the students, thus alleviating to a large extent, the stressful situations they had to face with connectivity issues, especially in rural India. This year has been an eventful one and the institution has left no stone unturned to enhance, enrich, and explore the potential of staff and students to approach the teachinglearning process in a deft manner. HITS featured in Global Rankings, QS Asia University Rankings, QS e-LEAD (Learning Excellence for Academic Digitisation) certification, THE SDG Rankings and was also recognized

as Record Holder for the Highest number of Online lessons completed. In the Education World Higher Education Institutions Rankings Survey 2021 HITS was ranked as among top 10 Private Engineering Institutions in India and 5th in Tamil Nadu. In the 7th Global Education and Skill Summit 2021, HITS received award for the “Best Use of Digital Technology”. HITS was awarded 5 stars by MHRD Institution Innovation Cell 2020, for promoting culture of innovation. HITS achieved a significant milestone this academic year by launching the Centre for Open & Digital Education (CODE) with a vision to reach out to all strata of society in their quest for knowledge. CODE offers special courses aimed at reducing the industry-academia gap, making our learners more employable in this highly competitive world. As Gandhiji said, ‘Literacy in itself is no education. Literacy is not the end of education or even the beginning. By education I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in the child and man - body, mind and spirit’. I strongly believe HITS is marching ahead in this direction, providing a holistic education to the future generation and playing a positive role in nation building. I congratulate the editorial team for their efforts in compilation of the Hcellence 2021 magazine”.

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Dr. S. N. SRIDHARA Vice Chancellor

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industan Institute of Technology and Science has once again kept its growth curve on the ascent mode. It is a proud moment for every faculty, staff and students of this august university to have a relook at the achievements and accolades added during the last academic year.

Hcellence is the annual magazine of HITS that captures major events, accomplishments and honours attained by the university during this one year. The prestigious high rankings accorded by national and international ranking agencies and highly placed accreditation status with education related accreditation boards of our nation, NAAC and NBA have been aptly presented in this magazine. The academic and research accomplishments of university are mirrored through the publications of research papers, authored books and national and international patents. A 360 degree progress in the student achievements are evident from the reported academic and extracurricular activities. The student exchange programme has been a boon for students, who get an opportunity to realise their dreams of studying in reputed international universities through twinned programmes and semester exchange programmes of HITS. We are also proud for the management leaders of this university for having been honoured with awards for their leadership and contribution to the community in the education arena. My appreciations to the Chief Editor and editorial committee of this magazine for their neat and attractive rendering. Our best wishes to alma mater and students of HITS for their bright career.”

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Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

Dr. R. W. ALEXANDER JESUDASAN Pro Vice Chancellor

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howcasing the salient accomplishments of HITS through the University magazine “HCELLENCE” is a laudable endeavor. The team spearheading this valuable document needs to be commended particularly for this year as they worked efficiently despite the ordeals faced during the pandemic time. As in the past, the institution explored newer and promising avenues in the academic arena by launching CODE, new Undergraduate programmes besides offering the routine ones during the academic year. Involving students in extracurricular activities has been the hallmark of HITS”.

During this year, the institution saw the visit of eminent personalities, and also the winning of awards and accolades by HITS Management, faculty and students. Our connect with the covid warriors and those suffered from the disease have been in no small measure. With God being on our side, HITS will always reach greater and higher heights and targets as envisioned by our Founder and Chairman, and also would strive to realize his dream “To Make Every Man A Success And No Man A Failure.”

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Mr. ASHOK VERGHESE Director

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ime and Tide wait for none.

Covid Times have not been easy on most. When I talk to my friends and family who are working in Universities abroad the woes are the same but the performance and commitment to Society has remained unchanged. Research contributions have tripled in many cases even. Gathering momentum has been the norm of the Covid season, preparing to be catapulted into the many success stories which we have been witnessing since the resurgence of Covid in 2021. Many an Island of excellence exists amongst this Ocean of mediocrity across the expanse of Institutions in India and Hindustan has stood the test of time and performed significantly better than most. Some of the prominent achievements • • • • • • •

THE Ranking Agency, UK has ranked us in the Band of 601-800 amongst Global Universities in the Sustainable Development Goals. QS World University Rankings ranked us 601+ in the Asia Region. More than 20 Innovation Patents (International also). IP Ranking is No 8 amongst Private Universities in India. World Record for attending 250 Thousand Online Lessons. 30 Students from Ethiopia have joined various Courses Created Virtual Engineering Labs with International Partners. Significant achievements in Culturals & Sports as well.

As in the past year, even this year we had many activities digitally.

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We were fortunate to reopen to conduct few events and most essential laboratories and workshops for our students. Our online resources from overseas proved to be highly beneficial. Our contribution to society has been at its best. Many of our Faculty and students’ innovative ideas and products made it to those who needed it the most. And the Group’s total contribution of almost 1.4 Crores alleviated many from their suffering including Rs 50 Lakhs to Chief Ministers Fund. Let us join together as life limps back to all its glory. Wishing the graduating batch the very best and let’s welcome the 2021 freshers.


Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

Dr. ABY SAM Director “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” - Aristotle.

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n institution that imparts knowledge, values, and integrity to its students can only empower them for a bright future. Bearing this thought in mind, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science has been rightly involving in eventful activities imparting holistic education true to the motto of the Founder-Chairman and the institute, “To Make Every Man a Success And No Man A Failure.” It gives me tremendous pleasure in bringing out this year’s Hcellence magazine successfully. The academic year proved to be promising in terms of rankings and awards. In the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2020-2021, we were ranked 107th in Engineering and 20th in Architecture. I’m elated to note that we have been consistently involved in dedicated research which has greatly reflected in our IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) Ranking by securing 8th rank in All India, 6th rank in Tamil Nadu and 4th in Chennai. Our faculty members and students have published papers in several journals of national and international repute and are actively involved in undergoing exchange programmes and joint research collaborations at our partner universities. Some of the notable achievements include, participation in the virtual International Social Business Students’ Forum 2020 hosted by Daffodil International University, WTUN’s first Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hackathon for Climate Action (bagged all 3 Prizes), obtaining Silver Honours at International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition 2021 etc. Three of our recognitions: Setting World Record of Excellence for “Highest Number of Online Lessons Completed” (4359 participants completed 2,20,745 online lessons) awarded by International Book of Records; being the recipient of “Best Use of Digital Technology” in the

7th Global Education and Skill Summit 2021; and QS e-LEAD (Learning Excellence for Academic Digitisation) Certification, elevate our fame by acutely adapting at the need of the hour to the digital learning era that has emerged due to the outbreak of COVID – 19. In order to have an unlimited access to accessible education, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science has partnered with COURSERA and edX to offer 5000+ courses free of cost. Yet another mighty contribution made towards learning at convenient time, place and pace is the launch of CODE (Centre for Online and Digital Education). During this global pandemic, Hindustan Group of Institutions jointly with Dr. K. C. G. Verghese Charitable Trust of Technology reached over 5000 families and distributed COVID relief materials worth Rs. 1. 3 Crore. In the same motive, Trier University of Applied Sciences (TUAS), Germany, came forward to donate Rs. 50 Lakhs worth equipment and kits towards our COVID relief activities which were distributed to the nearby villages where the institute is located. We deeply appreciate the humanity concern of TUAS, our partner institute in DAAD Project, for standing with us through the test of time. Several Scholarships in consideration and honour of martyrs of COVID and launch of WAYS (Work As You Study) scheme are the new additions benefitting the students community at large. Our students have proved their mettle at the Sports and Cultural fronts as well and have brought laurels to our institution. I compliment all the staff and students on their accomplishment and wish them the best of luck for the next academic year and future. Congratulations to the Editorial Team for coming up with Hcellence 2021!”

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Dr. PON RAMALINGAM Registrar

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he academic year 2020-21 has been a successful year. I feel happy to note the several milestones Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science has attained in the year. The institute has won notable awards namely, • “Best Use of Digital Technology” in the 7th Global Education and Skill Summit 2021. • “Institute of the Year - South Award” at the ASSOCHAM’s 14th National Education Summit 2021. • Awarded 5 stars by MHRD Institution Innovation Cell 2020 for promoting culture of innovation in the University. •

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It is our honour to observe our Chancellor, Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese bestowed with “Excellence in Promoting Education for Social Cause Award” at the 14th National Education Summit 2021. Our Pro Chancellor was conferred with “Outstanding Contribution to the Community” award at the 7th Global Education & Skill Summit Leadership Award 2021. Our Director, Mr. Ashok Verghese became the Fellow of the Institution of the Engineers (India) during the academic year. The leaders have laid the victory path for their successors to follow.

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In the ranking sector, we have obtained • 107th Rank in Engineering and 20th Rank in Architecture in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2020. • 2nd Rank – All India among private universities in India Today Best University in India 2020 rankings. Our students have obtained global fame by winning several international competitions. We have been consistent in providing holistic education through online modes uninterrupted in pandemic. We have successfully conducted End Semester Exams in MS Teams online mode and held Convocation in January 2021. We have provided free access to faculty members and students to over 5000+ courses in platforms such as Coursera and edX. Many have benefitted through these platforms and were acknowledged with medals and certificates during the University Day celebrations in July. I take this opportunity to congratulate the persistent efforts taken by Team Hindustan to upskill and upgrade in every possible way. I also extend my wishes to the Editorial Team of Hcellence 2021. I invite the reader to glance through all the pages to have an overview of the accomplishments Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science has made in the spheres of education, service, cultural, and sports.”


Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

Dr. C.KEZI SELVA VIJILA

Dr. A. Prabaharan

Head, Controller of Examinations

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he Office of the Controller of Examinations at Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science has well-defined responsibilities and is empowered with adequate authority to conduct timely examinations as per academic calendar of the University. The Academic Year 2020-21 was a year struggling to cope with the effects of COVID-19 which has been ravaging the world since the fag end of 2019. Education is one sector which has borne the brunt of the pandemic throwing all the academic calendars of every educational institution into uncertain chaos. Despite all the challenges that the pandemic threw at us, we have put in our efforts to fulfil our responsibilities like Conducting Online End Semester examinations through MS Teams, Issuing Grade Certificates, Consolidated Statement of Grades and Provisional Certificates as and when candidates become eligible to receive the same, Issue of Transcripts, Preparation of Degree Certificates, Preparation of Rank List/Gold Medallist Lists, Providing genuineness/verification services to various stakeholders such as Government authorities, corporate bodies, and educational institutions, Issue of Duplicate Certificates, and Convocation for the successful degree holders. Additionally, we have also supported the conduct of Online Entrance Exam, High Court Recruitment Exam, and NATA Examinations. We are firm believers that education should never face any stumbling block irrespective of what we are forced to face. Hence we are committed to putting our best foot forward in that regard.”

Head, Student Affairs

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he Office of Student Affairs (OSA) acts as the bridge for students, parents and the university. It takes care of the co-curricular activities, extracurricular activities, Mentor – Mentee, Attendance, Scholarship, Student Grievances, Student’s Council and other issues connected with students. In this Covid pandemic times, OSA initiated Nesam’21 a virtual helpline to help the students whose families were affected by Covid. More than 750 students got benefitted. OSA organized 28 events of national and international importance to motivate students during the academic year 2020-21. Yarona’21 an inter-departmental cultural festival was well attended and organized. More than 500 students participated in 18 events. Department of Aeronautical Engineering and SPADE walked away with Winners and Runners trophies. A galaxy of IAS, IPS & IFS officers were invited to motivate the students to join Civil Services. Bimonthly meetings of Hindustan Student’s Council and Class Representatives were organized to connect & resolve the issues raised by the members. OSA initiated “Learn from Leaders Lecture Series”. Mr. Raja Krishnamoorthy, a prominent public speaker gave the inaugural lecture on “Focus and Fine Tune your Mind” and it was attended by more than 500 students and faculty. More than 3000 students got scholarships provided by the HITS Management, Governments, and Social Service Organisations. Indeed, the academic year 2020-21 was an eventful and meaningful year for OSA.”

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Inauguration

Centre for Open & Digital Education (CODE)

10 August 2021 is a significant day in the history of Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science. The day marks the Inauguration of Centre for Open and Digital Education (CODE) and the Unveiling of “Symphony at the Jubilee”, the mural at the Jubilee Block. CODE is an inclusive online learning platform of Hindustan launched to spread the light of knowledge to seekers who cannot physically join an Institution for higher studies. It aims to empower, enrich, enhance career prospects and enable inclusive education accessible anywhere.

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Thiru. Dr. K. Ponmudi, Hon’ble Minister of Higher Education, Govt. of Tamil Nadu presided over the event as the Chief Guest and unveiled the CODE plaque. Prof. M. P. Poonia, Vice Chairman, AICTE graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour. Col. Dr. G. Thiruvasagam, President, Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi; and Thiru. S. S. Balaji, MLA Thiruporur offered felicitations.

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Thiru. Dr. K. Ponmudi Hon’ble Minister of Higher Education, Govt. of Tamil Nadu.

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uring my previous tenure as the Minister for Higher Education under the reign of the then Chief Minister, Late Dr. Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi, a team of Educationists from Tamil Nadu headed by me was sent to China to study the higher education system. Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science was a part of the team. I feel proud of the fact that my team member of China delegation is conducting the inaugural function of CODE and has invited me as the Chief Guest. Having started in 1985, Hindustan University is doing a great educational service for 37 years. We are now entering a new era with digital technology enabling the revolution of online education making education affordable, accessible and equitable. The undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the areas of Management and Computer Applications will definitely benefit large section of people to prepare themselves for better employment opportunities or even change their career path. I hope Hindustan will explore possibilities of introducing many more courses in blended mode where youth can upskill and reskill themselves leading to all round economic growth. I wish CODE and Hindustan Group a great success!”

Prof. M. P. Poonia Vice Chairman, AICTE.

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t gives me immense pleasure to participate in the launch of the Centre for Open and Digital Education of Hindustan. Hindustan University is an important University in the country and I am a part of this University as

a Member of the Planning and Monitoring Committee for the past two and a half years. The Aeronautical Department which I have visited has no parallel in the country and the University has good NAAC Score, NIRF Ranking and NBA Accreditation for many Courses. Hindustan is also contributing to the welfare of the society. The requirement of the country is skilled workforce. We should provide vocational education so that the younger generation become useful human resource and they perform well anywhere in the world improving the economy of the country. I am sure the leadership of Hindustan will definitely be helpful in producing such competent students who will add value to the country.”

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Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

Col. Dr. G. Thiruvasagam President, Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi.

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aving served as a committee member in several accreditation committees, I would like to appreciate the achievements of HITS, specifically in the sphere of Research and Intellectual Property. Outcome Based Education (OBE) has become a trendsetter and is undeniably a boon to learning approach. Being a student-centred approach, OBE tests learners’ knowledge, skills, and attributes, and augments employability prospects; and to attain this height, only Open and Digital Education can pave way. Sound infrastructure with technological aids, well-trained teachers and global acceptability are the key requirements of digital learning, and I’m content to note that Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science already possesses them. I would like to see HITS-CODE offering courses with global partnerships in the near future which will make it more valuable to the learners.”

Thiru. S. S. Balaji MLA Thiruporur.

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would like to recall my childhood days when I used to get inspired by catching a glimpse of the aircrafts displayed at the HIET, Guindy campus. I drew my inspiration to become an engineer by seeing those aircrafts. I feel

proud to be part of this function in this illustrious institution which has inspired many people like me. It is also interesting to note that both Dr. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor, HITS in her service at the Highways Research Station and Dr. Ponmudi, Hon’ble Minister of Higher Education, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, who has been the then Highways Minister have contributed to the development of this state; and both of them are present in this CODE launch event. I have been witnessing the contributions of this institution and the Chancellor Madam to our state and society through their efforts. My best wishes to Hindustan for many such accomplishments!”

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Padma Shri. Dr. K. M. Cherian Chairman & CEO, Frontier Lifeline Hospital and Frontier Mediville.

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know Dr. K. C. G. Verghese right from the time I came back to India in 1975 June. While we were driving from Meenambakkam airport, very small airport then, near the compound wall I saw a plane, a 50-seater propellor powered aircraft. It was written on that, Hindustan Aeronautical Flying School. It was the first time I saw that, and later on I found that it belonged to Aeronautical Engineering and Flying School belonging to Dr. K. C. G. Verghese. The impression which I had on Dr. K. C. G. Verghese was this: he used to take lot of risks; he loved cars. I had fascination for cars as well. Later on, I met him. Apart from hailing from the same place, we had something in common—both were little adventurous type. Dr. K. C. G. Verghese stood alone as a man and was successful by introducing Air Asiatic— the first private airline in India, and other education institutes; whereas I, along with 104-member team formed the Madras Medical Mission, and I insisted on teamwork. I took up cardiac surgery very early when I was 23, and being a cardiac surgeon, you cannot do anything on your own. You need a team. I need at least 10 members while performing a surgery. Madras Medical Mission was the first superspeciality hospital of the country. Then we formed Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences. Due to some misunderstanding, I had to leave both and decided to stand on my own; and that is how we started a school named, ‘The Study’, the only school which today teaches Robotics, Drone Technology, Space, Tissue Engineering, etc. One thing I learnt from Dr. K. C. G. Verghese is, ‘if you want to do something, do it on your own.’ For the youngsters who aspire to be leaders, you got to trust, but don’t trust everybody. Look at everyone and take only the best from them. Don’t try to destroy anyone or comment on their progress. I think that is what Dr. K. C. G. Verghese has done. He looked after his work. Never bothered about others. I think that is a good success formula. You have to be optimistic. Watch out for your opportunity, and grab it. It will not knock twice, but only once— you should realise it. You got to work hard, be sincere, honest, and transparent. If we keep these qualities, none will put you down; you will come up. Almighty will look after you, but you should do your part. My brief association with Dr. K. C. G. Verghese was good and mutually beneficial. I was very glad when my daughter said that Hindustan is going to start courses in Life Sciences. It is a very promising sign. Wishing Hindustan all the best!”

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Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy Secretary, Department of Defence Research &Development; and Chairman, DRDO.

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y heartiest congratulations to all students who are graduating during the 11th Convocation Day today. Friends, when you move out of this University, how you perform in the society makes the University happy. Your professors will feel proud when you achieve with the knowledge imparted by them and when you become significant in the society. All of you students must work towards that and make your alma mater honoured of you. I inferred that Hindustan started its Aeronautical department very early in this country; and has been doing extensive research in the area of Aeronautics and Aerospace Engineering. Also, I have seen that Hindustan has been involved in many projects with governments, particularly with DRDO in a big way. I congratulate Team Hindustan for its remarkable dealing with prestigious Projects associated with DRDO, SERB, NSTL, CVRDE, GTRE, and other leading industries. India has developed from what it was before 30-40 years; and has come a huge way majorly dealing with Defence Technology, and setting records. Anti-satellite Missile Test in 2019 made India the fourth country after the US, Russia and China to have tested an ASAT weapon. Arjun Tank, one of the main battle tanks developed by DRDO for Indian Army; Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS), the indigenous gun that will soon be the world’s longest-range gun; and Advanced Combat Aircraft—all of which signify India’s successful ability of demonstration. ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’, the vision of the Prime Minister of making India a self-reliant nation is the need of the hour. 5 exclusive labs are to be opened shortly that would work with young people below 35 years. I shall be delighted to support Hindustan and its young researchers for whom opportunity to work on projects at DRDO Labs are open.”

Dr. Kaustav Sengupta Associate Professor NIFT; and Insights Director- VisioNxt Fashion Forecasting Lab, India.

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have interacted with the students of this institution during the orientation and through a collaborative youth project of InkLink & UNICEF, I have found them creative and interactive. The teachers are knowledgeable, empathetic and encourage the creative involvement of students in path-breaking initiatives. Education in the domains of creativity and design requires more encouragement for institutions such as this one. My best wishes to all the new students for their future endeavours.”

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GUEST BOOK

Dr. S. Joseph Antony FRSC, University of Leeds, England, UK.

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y memorable associations with the Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science started about 5 years ago following the visit of the Director International Affairs, Dr. G. Ilavazhagan to the University of Leeds to develop academic collaborations between our institutions. Since then, a significant level of progress has been made; for example, I made many visits to HITS during technical seminars and participating in different research reviews. Furthermore, I am serving as the Overseas Lead Investigator of an ongoing research project titled “Optimal Dispatch of Virtual Power Plant using Cyber-Physical Controller for Real-Time EMS”, funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering (Rs. 80 Lakhs) under the Industry-Academia Partnership Programme. In this project, Dr. A. K. Parvathy, Professor & HoD, EEE, HITS serves as the Lead Indian Investigator and Dr. K. R. Devabalaji, Assistant Professor, EEE, HITS serve as the Co-Investigator with the participation of research students from HITS and University of Leeds in the team. We work to develop an Advanced Energy Management System including a Virtual Power Plant to optimise the energy supply and demand requirements in the region of interest with consideration to the energy economy. As part of the research collaboration, Dr. A. K. Parvathy and Dr. K. R. Devabalaji have visited the University of Leeds during July 2019 and gained first-hand knowledge of the related developments in the UK. The research has already resulted in many joint publications in reputed international journals including IEEE Access and MDPI Applied Sciences, and conferences in the area of the research. I enjoy addressing the world challenges in collaboration with Dr. A. K. Parvathy’s group at HITS and I look forward to continuing our collaboration in future. Best wishes to Hindustan!”

Mr. Seiichi Shiga Research Fellow, Monodzukuri Research Organization Gunma University, Japan.

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hen I visited Hindustan University for a week in August 2019, I found several researchers involving actively in engine related subjects. I felt very familiar with them since my area is the same area of internal combustion engines. Looking at the several labs in Hindustan, I realized that Hindustan is rather a research-oriented school. Ms. Takuwa, the first student of my Lab from Gunma University was also recommended to be an exchange student at Hindustan University. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay along with my wife at Hindustan: from food to travel, the whole experience was memorable. I’m eagerly looking forward to visit Hindustan soon after the terrible pandemic. My warm wishes to all!”

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Dr. Hanumantha Rao Scientist, SAMEER, Chennai.

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felt privileged to be the Chief Guest for the AICTE Sponsored STTP on ‘Advanced Antenna and RF Technologies for 5G and IoT’ conducted by Electronics and Communication Engineering Department during August 2020. I had the opportunity to visit the institution during some of the events conducted by the department in the previous years as well. The institution has a good academic ambience with excellent laboratory facilities which helps the students to gain technical knowledge and to carry on research and projects. The topics selected for the event were very much relevant to the current developments in industry and the entire programme was organized in a fantastic manner. Best Wishes to the department and the Institution!”

Mr. Ranganatha Chakravarthy International Scrabble Champion; & Founder, Madras Scrabble Foundation.

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industan Online Scrabble Tournament (HOST 2021) organized by Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science was one of its kind in India. This unique event offered an excellent opportunity to school and college students across the nation to compete with each other and exhibit their Scrabble talent. I appreciate the efforts taken by Dr. A. Sherine Joy, HoD, Languages & Rankings towards reaching out to schools and encouraging young talents. Students at Hindustan show extraordinary interest in Scrabble and I was astonished to note that many were indeed regular scrabble players. Anticipating many such tournaments to come up to enhance the language competency in future.”

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GUEST BOOK

(Alumna Batch – 2007, B. Tech. Aeronautical Engineering)

Mrs. Deepalakshmi Ravichandran General Manager, Laminaar Aviation Infotech Group, Singapore; International Ambassador & Honorary Brand Ambassador for Oxford Eduserve India; & International Pink Ambassador for India Turns Pink.

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good life is said to be a collection of happy memories, and my life at Hindustan is one such happy memory which is not only remarkably close to my heart, but is a lot of value add to whatever my life had shaped into. I joined Hindustan in 2003 via Indian Defence Personnel Quota and would like to extend my deepest gratitude and thank Hindustan Management for supporting the Indian Defence Personnel. I passed out as an Aeronautical Engineer in the year 2007 from Hindustan College of Engineering, now called HITS. I was also a part of the college dance group “Spring boots” and participated in multiple college cultural events. Being part of these events gave me lot of confidence to face challenges in life and of course, improved my fitness. Post my graduation, I did my Masters in Airline and Airport Management. While at Hindustan, our Aeronautical Department professors encouraged me to gather hands on working experience on Aircrafts in addition to the regular curriculum. This helped me to stand out of the competition while I was looking for employment. My stint of 15 years of work spans across working with prestigious airlines across the globe like, Kingfisher Airlines, Qatar Airways and Lufthansa Technik. Currently, I am the General Manager for Laminaar Aviation Infotech in Singapore and head the Implementation and Delivery department. Clarence Budington Kelland quoted, “My father did not tell me how to live, he lived and let me watch him do it”. So has my father, Mr. Ravichandran, a former Indian Airforce Personnel. He taught me one key thing in life: never give up. I grew up watching aircrafts. This is where I derived my passion for aviation Industry and chose Aeronautical Engineering as my stream of graduation. Armed with a fighting spirit, a resolve to make it big in life, a can-do attitude and a successful career in aviation, I am in front of you today. I participated in Mrs. Singapore Beauty Queen 2021 National Pageant and won the Second Runner Up. I was also crowned Mrs. Superwoman Singapore 2021. Thanks to each one of you who voted for me and big thanks to Hindustan Management for supporting me during the pageant journey. I am also the International Pink Ambassador for India Turns Pink Foundation, a non-profit organization which aims to be the catalyst of change for Society’s view of Breast Cancer to raise public awareness, advocate early cancer detection and thereby treat it. The goal is to make India a breast cancer free nation by year 2030. I hope to receive continuous support in this welfare journey, and I wish the best of success to Hindustan fraternity!

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OUR MASCOT HAS ARRIVED!!! The roar is going to be louder than ever before with Hindustan Lions as Mascot!

A mascot is a human or non-human animal, or object used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team, or brand name. A Mascot makes physical and emotional connection with the spectators leaving them light-hearted; and gives memories to hold dear. HITS proudly introduces its mascot—Hindustan Lions! Our Mascot Hindustan Lions personifies the motto and valour of HITS. In a jam-packed sports or cultural crowd, you’re certain to note the giant Hindustan Lions’ walk and mingle with you; cheer for you, dance with you, and throw a smile on your face the moment you see them. Hindustan Lions is so amiable and adorable: you can click a selfie, give it a high-five, or even hug. With Hindustan Lions taking up the lead in various events organized at HITS, it is certain the momentum will double; and the victory roar, the loudest!

HINDUSTAN LIONS

Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science (HITS) is one of the most prominent institutions in Asia with over three decades of yeoman service to global education. Today, the heights HITS has attained, and its form and fame is as powerful as of the majestic Lion in the wild forest!

It's hard to miss Hindustan Lions at any event. Let the crowd jump into the air of fun and life!

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University Day The University Day '21 of Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS) held on 22 July 2021, adhering to Covid '19 protocols, turned out to be a remarkable success. Mr. Rahul Nadh, I.A.S., Collector of Chengalpattu District presided over the event as the Chief Guest. Mr. Sekaran Letchumanan, Vice President (Operations) of Flextronics, was the Guest of Honour. The celebration included Release of Campus Talk, an annual Newsletter, launching of CODE (Centre for Online & Open Digital Education) Website, planting of saplings and felicitation of HITS Alumni Association President, Er. B. N. Kamal.

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"There was a fire within me which taught me go for higher ambition. Similarly, amongst all of you, there's a fire; there's an ambition which, if properly nurtured, can bear fruits. Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science not only nurtures the academic talents, but also the cultural talents. I want all of you to be intellectually successful, and at the same time be emotionally and socially successful as well."

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Addressed by the Vice Chancellor, Dr. S. N. Sridhara during the University Day Celebration on 22 July 2021.


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INSTITUTION AWARDS NIRF RANKINGS

Ranked 107th in Engineering and 20th in Architecture in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2020-21.

QS E LEAD CERTIFICATION

Emerged as one of the premier institutions in India during the pandemic to have adopted technology enabled services for online teaching and was recognised with QS e-LEAD (Learning Excellence for Academic Digitisation) certification. It is awarded in recognition of Student Faculty Engagement, Learning Management System, Information Technology Support, Best Practices and Information Technology.

JERUSALEMA TOP 10 DANCE CHALLENGE

Jerusalema Dance Cover by Hindustan Dance Team was ranked #4 globally in the Jerusalema Top 10 Dance Challenge.

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TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION (THE) RANKINGS

THE IMPACT RANKINGS

Emerged as one of the top Universities in India in Times Higher Education (THE) Impact rankings in Sustainable Development Goals SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), and ranked 18th globally among 800 Universities and 85 Countries and regions.

Achieved overall rank of 601-800 among all 1,115 universities and 94 countries across the globe. • SDG 6: Rank 101-200 in Clean water and sanitation • SDG 7: Rank 301-400 towards affordable & clean energy. • SDG 12: Rank 201-300 in Responsible Consumption and Production. • SDG 17: Rank 401-600 in Partnership for Goals.

QS ASIA 2021 RANKINGS

INTERNATIONAL BOOK OF RECORDS

Ranked • 600+ Band in Asia. • 37th Rank among 107 Institutions in India. • 1st Rank in India for Staff with Ph.D. • 1st Rank in Publications of Papers per Faculty. 650 Institutions from 18 locations across Asia participated; out of which 107 Institutions were from India.

Recognized as Record Holder for the "Highest Number of Online Lessons Completed" with as many as 4,359 participants completing over 2,20,745 Online lessons.

AMERICAN BOOK OF RECORDS FOR THE “MOST NUMBER OF THERAPEUTIC DIET PREPARATION” Ms. Sulatha Haridas, Consultant Dietician, Dept. Food Technology set record for the "Most Number of Therapeutic Diet Preparation" comprising 160 Diet foods prepared by steaming, boiling, poaching, toasting, and roasting in 2 hrs. and 40 mins.


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AWARDS & ACCOLADES MANAGEMENT

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Bestowed with “Best Use of Digital Technology” in the 7th Global Education and Skill Summit 2021. Acknowledged with “Institute of the Year - South Award” at the ASSOCHAM’s 14th National Education Summit 2021. Education World Higher Education Institutions Rankings Survey 2021 ranked HITS as one of the top 10 Private Engineering Institutions in India and 5th in Tamil Nadu. Rotary Citation 2020-21 was awarded to the Rotaract Club of Hindustan University for helping Rotary Open Opportunities in lives of people all over the world, by Holger Knaack, President, Rotary International. India Today Best Colleges in India 2021 – All India Ranking accorded 49th Rank in Engineering category and 17th Rank in Architecture category. Times Engineering Institute Survey 2021 granted 18th Rank among Engineering colleges in India and 17th Rank among top institutes for Placement in National rankings. India Today Best University in India 2020 ranked 2nd – All India among private universities. The Rotaract Club of Hindustan University won 6 Awards in “Glory,” the Annual District Rotaract Awards” conducted online. Awarded 5 stars by MHRD Institution Innovation Cell 2020 for promoting Culture of Innovation in University. WEEK-HANSA Research Survey 2020 among India’s Best Universities awarded »» 10th Rank in Private and deemed Multidisciplinary Universities in India. »» 6th Rank in Private and Deemed Multidisciplinary Universities in South. »» 38th Rank in Multidisciplinary Universities in South.

Dr. Elizabeth Verghese, Chairperson, Hindustan Group of Institutions was bestowed with Excellence in Promoting Education for Social Cause Award at the ASSOCHAM’s 14th National Education Summit 2021 "NEP 2020 – Transforming Educational Landscape of the Nation and Carving a Road Map for Implementation”.

Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Director & CEO, Hindustan Group of Institutions received Outstanding Contribution to the Community award at the 7th Global Education & Skill Summit Leadership Award 2021.

Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, HITS became The Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India).

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ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES HITS offer 30 UG and 17 PG programmes; and in addition to it 64 value added courses are also offered. 1,291 UG students and 182 PG students were admitted during this academic year and the total student strength in the Campus is around 8000.

PLACEMENT For the academic year 2020-21 many companies of high repute partnered with HITS for recruitments. Over 200 companies had conducted virtual recruitments for the students of all branches. To name a few, CISCO, BOSCH, Byju’s, Shell, Price Water House Coopers and Ziegler Aerospace. The highest package for this academic year is Rs. 15 LPA. 88.8% students were placed this year.

INTERNATIONALISATION The academic year 2020-21 has been significant in terms of Internationalisation. HITS participated in 5th World Technological Universities Congress and the 14th Association of Universities of Asia Pacific General Conference. •

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HITS students participated in World Technology University Network’s first Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hackathon for Climate Action and the teams paired with Hindustan students have attained global fame by bagging all 3 Positions and Prizes at Hackathon. HITS has been designated as the King Sejong Institute (KSI) operating organization in India. Hindustan takes the laurel as the only institute selected in India in 2021 to establish Korean Language and Culture. Besides this distinctive recognition, the King Sejong Institute Foundation (KSIF) will provide Rs. 1.4 Crores towards establishing the centre and also to support the propagation of Korean language and culture. Under Study in India Programme, 16 Students from Ethiopia joined full time courses in Engineering & Management. Six International Academic MoUs were signed with leading Universities in USA, Japan, Korea, Uganda and Germany for faculty and student exchange, joint research, summer program and conferences. More than 200 students of HITS participated in the summer programmes, cultural exchange

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programme and competitions organised by WTUN, AUAP, University of Surabaya, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Daffodil International University and American International University. A student from HITS participated in semester exchange programme at Dongguk University, South Korea and 12 students will be participating in the coming semester exchange programme at Dongguk University-Korea, Moscow Aviation Institute-Russia, Shibaura Institute of Technology-Japan, Politecnico di Milano-Italy and SUPBIOTECHFrance 26 students from IT department attended a Course on Cyber Security hosted by Netherlands University. Three Students of HITS won the First Prize in the competition Challenges of the 2020 edition of the Indian Dutch Cyber Security School. Team from Dept. of Aeronautical Engg. participated in the SAE Design Competition held in USA. Six Students were sponsored by HITS to participate in the UREKA Global Internship on Cyber Security. Students of HITS participated in Lunar New Year Celebration, Cultural Immersion Programme

and Korean Language Competition and in various webinars organised by Partner institutions, British Council, AACE, French Embassy, International Professional Engineers Australia and Western Sydney University. Faculty from HITS participated in the training programme organized by AUAP-VEX-Philippines, Krempl Communication International, USA and University of Bath, UK. HITS was selected to provide Solar Water Pumping Skills Training to unemployed youth in the Villages adopted by HITS under the US-India Partnership Programme. Elective Courses are offered by partner institutions on “Digital Transformation” by AdamInnovations and “Brain Meditation” by Global Cyber University. Centre for Automation and Robotics got an International Funded Research project funded by Royal Academy of Engineering, UK. Currently Five Projects sanctioned by Royal Academy of Engineering are in progress.


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AICTE FDPS •

Department of Computer Science and Engineering organized AICTE sponsored Six days STTP on Cognitive Inspired Computing for Machine Intelligence on Cyber Security, on Artificial Intelligence and Ambient Intelligence. Dept of Electronics and Communication Engineering organized AICTE sponsored Six days STTP on Advanced Antenna and RF Technologies for 5G and IoT and on Machine Learning Approaches for Advanced Industrial Automation.

PUBLICATIONS

More than 400 Research Papers were published in Scopus and WoS.

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS ORGANISED 704 Programmes including 2 International Conferences, 3 International Workshops/Seminars, 2 National Conferences, 66 Seminars/ Workshops, 42 Guest Lectures, 150 Invited Talks by National and International experts, 17 FDPs, and 422 Online events were organized during this lockdown period.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES 462 scholars are currently pursuing Ph. D., and the fulltime scholars has increased to 86. 39 Ph.D. degrees and 1 MS by Research were awarded during the Convocation held on 11 January 2021.

PROJECTS SANCTIONED

Two projects with a project outlay of Rs. 70.73 lakhs have been sanctioned by funding agencies such as DRDO, SERB, NSTL and Royal Academy of Engineering.

PROJECTS FUNDED BY INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES

Royal Academy of Engineering (Newton –Bhabha Fund): • Technologies for Austempered Ductile Iron - Warwick University, UK worth Rs. 49 lakhs. • Automated 3-D Ultrasonic Inspection System - University of Northampton, UK worth Rs. 49 lakhs.

GERMAN ACADEMIC EXCHANGE PROGRAMME (DAAD) •

German – Indian R&D Study on Innovative Concepts for Traffic Infrastructure, Driver Assistance and Vehicle Safety Traffic and Vehicle Safety worth Rs. 397.25 lakhs was sanctioned.

CONSULTANCY PROJECT

The Centre for Automation and Robotics in collaboration with University of Leicester, UK; M/s Menzel Vision & Robotics Pvt. Ltd., and M/s Yagen Robotics, India succeeded in getting a project worth Rs. 53.67 lakhs funded by Royal Academy of Engineering, UK.

PATENTS No.

Faculty Name

Topic

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Mr. Ashok Verghese Director, HITS. “An IOT Based Intelligent Driver Assistance System” Dr. T. Sudalai Muthu Associate Professor, CSE.

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Dr. T. Sudalai Muthu “A Convolutional Neural Network-Based Sustainable Associate Professor, CSE. Method for Classification of Endometriosis Ms. Visalaxi Laparoscopic Images” Research Scholar, CSE.

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Dr. AL.Vallikannu Assoc. Prof. & Head, ECE. Dr. T. Sudalai Muthu “Air Pollution Monitoring System using Internet of Associate Professor, CSE. Vehicles and Pollution Sensors” Ms. V. Kanpur Rani Asst. Prof. EEE.

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Dr. Joanna P.S Prof., Civil Engg. Mr. Samuel J. Asst. Prof., Civil Engg.

“Cold-formed Steel Beam with Encased Braced Web for Earthquake Resistant Constructions”.

National / International

International

National

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Innovation Patents

Title: “An IOT Based Intelligent Driver Assistance System”

Patentees:

About the Patent:

Mr. Ashok Verghese Director, HITS.

Dr. T. Sudalai Muthu Assoc. Prof. CSE.

Road accidents occur due to various reasons, but most prominent of all is the blind spot accidents which occur when the driver loses sight while their line of sight is blocked by one of the components of the vehicle. The blind spots are sometimes ‘internal’ wherein some specific positions such as over the right or left shoulder of the driver turns blind; or sometimes ‘external’ due to the design and construction of roads such as hairpin bends and roundabouts. Either way, the driver loses complete visibility of the incoming object which increases the odds of a severe collision causing loss of life and property. The presented system is driver assisting system that is powered by Internet-of-things and is installable in the vehicle as well as at the blindspot on the road, and the fusion of both proceeds to provide enough

information for the driver as he approaches the blind spot and passes it with caution. It provides an advanced overtaking assistance system comprising of short-range and long-range Radar Sensors that is part of the Electronic Control System that senses incoming traffic from the blind spot. The advanced overtaking assistance system is enabled with the cameras mounted on both the side mirrors in forward direction and a display device on the front console to have a clear vision of the right and left side while travelling on road with the option of switching. The assisting system can also be fixed on both the sides of the road and equipped with a solar powered IOT based camera and radar sensors to sense the traffic density in the field of interest area at the risky corners or hairpin bends. The invention is designed to work both as a standalone system that even in cases of poor network caused due to extreme weather conditions as the radars continue to detect, locate and track objects and continue to feed the information to the base station which transmits the information to the vehicles.

Title: “A Convolutional Neural Network-Based Sustainable Method for Classification of Endometriosis Laparoscopic Images” Patentees:

About the Patent:

The Endometriosis disorder is a common reproductive disorder in women. An average of 20% women suffer from it across the globe. The Endometriosis is a tissue like structure which usually lies at the inner and outer part of the uterus. It affects parts including uterus, ovary, peritoneum, and gall bladder. The identification endometriosis at the initial stage is a challenging diagnosis mainly due to the lack of identification of methods of the scanned images.

Dr. T. Sudalai Muthu Assoc. Prof. CSE.

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Ms. Visalaxi

Research Scholar, CSE.

“A Convolutional Neural Network-Based Sustainable Method for Classification of Endometriosis Laparoscopic Images” invention proposes a deep learning-based endometriosis identification approach to identify the endometriosis of the scanned images. The Convolution Neural network (CNN) is used for training and prediction, as well to classify whether it is endometriosis or not. The invented research work has been experimented with 4,000 scanned images and has yielded 80.02% accuracy.


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Title: “Air Pollution Monitoring System using Internet of Vehicles and Pollution Sensors” Patentees: About the Patent:

Air contamination has become a major issue in metro cities and vast urban regions all through the globe. Transportation is perceived as a significant source of air contamination in numerous urban areas, particularly in developing nations. This patent disclosure relates to an air pollution monitoring system using Internet Dr. AL.Vallikannu Ms. V. Kanpur Rani Dr. T. Sudalai Muthu of Vehicles (IoV) and pollution Assoc. Prof. & Head, ECE. Asst. Prof. EEE. Assoc. Prof. CSE. sensors that generates progressive alerts by forecasting the pollution level in a city. Every vehicle can monitor the pollution level on a unified platform, thereby optimizing the resources required with existing systems at the vehicle level. The proposed intelligence system consists of a sensors module, a Wireless Communication module with Cloud, and Processing Module with Database. Apart from this to detect faults in the products, sensors and to optimize from manufacturers point, IoV provides the connection. The accuracy is measured on-trend prediction against pre-defined threshold values and the experimentation yielded the better performance with an accuracy of 99% to generate alert for True-case.

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National Patent

Title: “Cold-formed Steel Beam with Encased Braced Web for Earthquake Resistant Constructions”. Patentees: About the Patent:

The construction industry is looking out for materials and structural members that are economical and state-of-the art. This invention demonstrates a new beam component made with Cold-Formed Steel (CFS), HYSD bars and Green Concrete suitable for earthquake resistant constructions. Economical design of structural steel beams normally requires thin webs. But if the web is extremely thin the problem of plate buckling may arise. Thus, the newly developed CFS beam is provided with HYSD rebars as Diagonal bracings in the web to achieve adequate out-of-plane stiffness and shear buckling resistance and thereby enhancing load carrying capacity of the beam. Dr. Joanna P.S Mr. Samuel J As the CFS beams with diagonal bracing showed brittle failure, the Prof., Civil Engg. Asst. Prof., Civil Engg web was encased with High Volume fly-ash concrete which is a green material for composite action. Hence the newly developed beam not only has higher moment capacity, but also possess good ductility which is a desirable property in earthquake-resistant structures because it provides early warning of any impending failure and also facilitates re-distribution of stress.

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11th CONVOCATION

Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defence Research & Development; and Chairman, DRDO was the Chief Guest during the 11th Convocation on 11 January 2021. A total of 1,688 graduands comprising UG, PG, Diploma, and Ph. D. were awarded degrees. TOTAL NO. OF GRADUATES Degree

AWARDS Rank Holders

Counts

Ph.D.

39

PG

238

UG B.Tech. & B.Arch.

1119

UG Arts & Science

273

Diploma

19

Grand Total

1688

Degree

PG

1st Rank Holders 2nd Rank Holders

UG

UG

B.Tech. & B.Arch.

Arts & Science

Rs. 15,000/-

Rs. 25,000/-

Rs. 10,000/-

Rs. 10,000/-

Rs. 15,000/-

Rs. 5,000/-

Rank Holders

Postgraduation

ANDUGULA MOUNIKA M.Tech. (Aeronautical Engg)

LIBIN T

M.Tech. (Aeronautical Engg)

GAURAV S

FATHIMA R

VIKRAM

AKSHAYA

SUSMITA

SHRAVAN U J

AANISHA

PRIYA L

PERURI HARISH

GAYATHRI S

BARMAN

SWAATHI K

MOHIT KHOKALE

M.Tech. M. Arch. M. Arch. M.Arch. M. Arch. (Aircraft Maintenance Eng) (Architechture Executive) (Architechture Executive) (Master of Planning) (Construction Engg. & Management)

D M NIVEDHITHA KRITHIKSUDHAN D M.Tech. (Automobile Engg)

MBA (Aviation Management)

MBA (Aviation Management)

JEEVANANDHAM

S SIDDHARTH

VENKATARAMANA

MBA (Logistics & Supply Chain)

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MBA (Sports)

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MCA (General)

MBA MBA (Hospital & Healthcare) (Hospital & Healthcare)

MCA (General)

MCA (General)

MBA (General)

MCA (Big Data Analytics)

MBA (General)

K.M. PREETI

MCA (Big Data Analytics)

AJITH KUMAR R M. Arch. (Structural Engg)

SELVAKUMAR

NEHEMIAH

M.Tech. (Automobile Engg)

AISHWARYA

MBA MBA (Media and Entertainment) (Hospital & Healthcare)


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Undergraduation Engineering

SATYA KUMAR

YADAV

B.Tech. (Aeronautical Engg)

B.Tech. (Aeronautical Engg)

KOLLURU CHANDANA

B.Tech. (IT)

SAI TEJA

RATHINA SELVI E

UDHAYA KUMAR S JOTHESWARAN J

B.Arch.

POOJA P

B.Tech. (Civil Engg)

GEETANJALI

VISHNU VARDHAN

YESURATNA

DEEKSHITH KUMAR

OMONDI GEORGE ODEDE

BALAJI BABU D

RITHESH DARISH

RAVNEET

VISWA TEJA

GOPALA

MOHAMED ABSHAR NK

SIVA KUMAR V

ELAVARASI E

DIVYASRI S R

ABHISHEK R

SAMAH

MOHEMED YASIN J

B.Tech. (Aerosace Engg)

SRUTHI

B.Tech. (IT)

B.Tech. (Aerospace Engg)

K. KAVITHA B.Tech. (ECE)

B.Tech. (Automobile Engg)

JOSEPHINE L

B.Tech. (EEE)

B.Tech. (ECE)

B.Tech. (CSE)

BHIMAVARAPU

B.Arch.

MUGIL SOORYA P M B.Tech. (Bio-Tech)

KARNAM MEGHANA

B.Tech. (Chemical Engg)

B.Tech. (Chemical Engg)

B.Tech. (EEE)

B.Tech. (Civil Engg)

B.Tech. (EIE)

B.Tech. CHHOKAR B.Tech. (Mechanical Engg) (Mechanical Engg) B.Tech. (Mechanical Engg)

R AJAY

B.Tech. (CSE)

BALA PAUL RAJ

B.Tech. (Automobile Engg)

TULA SRIDATH

B.Tech. (Mechatronics)

B.Tech. (Mechatronics)

KHIMAVATH DHARANA

SANGISETTY NANDU

Undergraduation Arts & Science

USAMA MAFAAZ S

B.SC . (Aircraft Maintenance Engg)

ISHWRYA M B.B.A. (HHM)

TAMILARASAN S B.SC. (Aircraft Maintenance Engg)

STEFFY R

B.B.A. (HHM)

B.SC. (Avionics)

B.SC. (Avionics)

B.C.A.

B.C.A.

B.B.A. (Mechatronics)

B.SC. (Avionics)

B.B.A. (TTM)

DEVIKA S PRADIP

NISSI MEREENA JOHN

B.B.A.

DARSHAN K

B. SC. B. SC. (Fashion Design) B.SC. (Fashion Design) B.SC. (Food Technology) (Visual Communication)

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INAUGURATION MOTION CONTROL LABORATORY & HUMAN MACHINE INTERACTION LABORATORY

The Centre of Automation & Robotics (ANRO) established Motion Control Laboratory and Human Machine Interaction Laboratory to support the academic activities of Mechatronics and Robotics Programme and to carry out focused research on Advanced Robotic Technology. The laboratories were inaugurated by Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D, and Chairman, DRDO, New Delhi on 11 January 2021.

NATIONAL SEMINAR ON NEP 2020

Keynote Speaker Prof. S. P. Thyagarajan

Chancellor, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women

Dr. KCG Verghese Higher Education Leadership, Management Centre (HELM) and IQAC, HITS organised a National Seminar on “Impact of NEP 2020 on Higher Education – Opportunities and Challenges” on 29 May 2021. Prof. S. P. Thyagarajan, Chancellor, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women & Former VC, University of Madras delivered the Keynote address. Dr. R.W. Alexander Jesudasan, Pro Vice chancellor, HITS made a presentation on “NEP for Universities and its Opportunities”.

NATIONAL TOURNAMENT HOST 2021 Department of Languages conducted National Online Scrabble Tournament HOST 2021 that witnessed 250 participants from 25 schools and colleges.

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STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS •

Mr. Amanveer Gadiya, & Mr. Muhammad Aadil, B. Tech. Aerospace Engg. bagged First Prize; Ms. Lindsay Shantha Rubia K., B. Tech. Mechanical Engg. bagged Second Prize; and Ms. V. Charuprabha, MBA Aviation; Mr. Shyam Morris, BBA Aviation; Mr. S Sampreeth Reddy, B. Tech. Aerospace Engg. bagged Third Prize in the World Technology Universities (WTUN’s) first Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hackathon for Climate Action, a 48hour challenge organized from 29 June to 1 July 2021. Ms. Ashwini Mahakalkar, B. Tech. Aerospace Engineering Batch 2021 enrolled in ENAC, Toulouse, France to pursue Postgraduate in Aerospace Systems - Navigation & Telecommunications. Ms. Ashwini was a recipient of Charpak Semester Exchange Scholarship with a paid grant of 700 euros per month during IPSA, France's spring intake 2020. Mr. Albinus Sanjeevan D., Mr. Arvinth S., Ms. Samita R., 4th year, B. Tech. IT Cyber Security were selected

at Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan with a scholarship of JPY 2,00,000 per month. Mr. Sampreeth Reddy S., 4th year B. Tech. Aerospace Engg. won Silver Honours in the International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition and came second among 4,700 participants from all over the world. Best Youth Award 2019-2020 was awarded to Y’s youth Mr. Mujibur Rahman K from Y’s Men Club of Hindustan Youth by HRM. Y’s M. Prabhakaran, Regional Director, South India Region in the Y’s Men International, India Area, South India Region- 40th Regional Convention Ms. V. Sagarika, 1st Year, B. Tech. Aerospace Engg. bagged the FIRST place in Solo Classical Dance competition at “Shreyas 2k21” held on 22 March 2021. Mr. Dhanush D., 2nd Year B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering won the Second place in Solo Classical Dance competition at “INSTINCTS” conducted by SSN College of

Engineering on 30 March 2021. Ms. Varsha Nair, 1st BA English emerged as Runner in the Western Solo Online Singing Competition organized by NIFT. Students of Aeronautical Engg. topped the most prestigious GATE 2021 examinations after completing their B. Tech. Degree from HITS. It is worth to mention that 1,26,813 students got eligibility in total from GATE 2021. The pass percentage is only 17.3% at all India Level. We are proud to announce that Mr. Sonuam Prjapathi secured all India ranking of 38 in GATE 2021. Desai Manish and Mouli Bhaskar – 95th Rank, Abhinaya and Santohs Kumar 107th Rank, K. Naveen Kumar, Manish Reddy, P Amrnath, Deebak Vijay, Syed Afrazz and Namratha secured ranking within 500, Jishnu, Lingala Venkata Narendra Kumar, Naga Vikas Kothipalli, Neelam Shetty Yashwant Sivasai secured ranking within 900 at all India level.

SPORTS ACHIEVEMENTS MIXED MARTIAL ARTS TROPHY

Ms. Fathima Afshan, 4th Year B. Tech. Electronics and Communication Engineering represented Tamil Nadu and won the 4th All India Championship of Mixed Martial Arts Trophy held at Lucknow on 20 February 2021.

TNPESU TROPHY

Hindustan Basketball Men & Women Team emerged as Winners in the State Level Inter Collegiate Tournament organized by the Tamil Nadu Physical Education & Sports University (TNPESU), Kandigai, Chennai on 11 and 12 March 2021.

CHENNAI EQUESTRIAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2021

Hindustan's Horse-Riding Club won Silver and Bronze Medals in the Chennai Equestrian Championship 2021 held at CEC Club, Sholinganallur between 5 and 7 March 2021.

INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

Students received medals and cash prizes in various sports events. • International Dressage Development League (IDDL) - South Zone organized by Chennai Equestrian Centre, Chennai on 16 & 17 February 2020. Mr. Narayanan 2nd Year, Automobile Engg. won Gold medal, Mr. B. Manoj, 4th Year, Aeronautical Engg. won Silver Medal , Ms. Lipika Pilli, 3rd Year, Aeronautical Engg. won Bronze Medal in Intro Dressage (Open).

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Mr. Washington Sundar of 3rd year BBA and Mr. M.Shahrukh Khan of 2nd year MBA (SM) were selected in the Tamil Nadu Cricket team for the Vijay Hazare Trophy and the team won the Runner Up Trophy. They also represented the Indian Team and participated in the IPL tournaments. www.hindustanuniv.ac.in

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ALUMNI ACTIVITIES HITSAA conducted meetings of various Alumni Chapters this academic year. HITSAA Encouragement Awards worth Three Lakhs were awarded to students and the faculty for their meritorious contributions. Gyan Disha 2020, a Project Expo for final year students with alumni as jury members was conducted from 8 to 11 July 2020 in an online platform. HITSAA announced prizes worth Rs. 1 Lakh.

NCC HITS NCC cadre represented TN, P & AN NCC Directorate and won All India Vayu Sena Cup 2019- Runner Up Trophy. HITS NCC Officer Flt Lt. R. Giri represented TN, P & AN NCC Directorate as Contingent Commander for the 5th consecutive year

SOCIAL OUTREACH ACTIVITIES •

HITS received COVID support from TUAS (Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany) and it included several other contributors namely Rotary Clubs of Saarburg, Lions Club, Trier and many more. The contributions include equipment and kits such as Oximeters, Oxygen Concentrators, Medical FFP Masks and Protection Kits worth Rs. 50 Lakhs. COVID affected communities near Padur village were benefitted.

Hindustan Group of Institutions contributed Rs. 50 Lakhs towards CM’s COVID Relief Fund. Chairperson, Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese; CEO & Director, Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese; and Director, Mr. Ashok Verghese handed over the cheque to the Honourable CM of Tamil Nadu.

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Rotaract Club of Hindustan University received 6 special awards in “Glory” Annual District Awards conducted online on 28 June 2020 by District Rotaract Council, District 3232. Rotaract Club of Hindustan University received the “Platinum Distinction Citation” from Rotary International for the year 19-20 for the outstanding contribution to the society. Y’s Men Club of Hindustan Youth received the Best Youth Club Award from District Governor Y’s Men Muralidharan for the outstanding service and support rendered to the Madras District, South India Region

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for the year 2020-21 on 24 April 2021. Special Appreciation Award was given to Y’s Men Club of Hindustan Youth for the year 19-20 by IDPG. Ysm. Ramesh along with Regional Director Ysm. Nagarajan and Area Chief Coordinator Ysm. Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese received the award on 3 January 2021 at Malayalee Club, Chennai. HRM Y’s Men’s Club of Mylapore presented Covid Warrior Award to HITS for its noble service to the society during Covid, HRM Ym Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Area President Elect–India Area gave away the award. Dr. Baby Joseph, Dean Research; Dr. Pon Ramalingam,

Registrar; Dr. Jeykumar, Head, Automobile Engg.; Mr. Gnanashekar, NSS officer; Dr. Selva Muthu Krishan, PED; received individual awards from HRM Y’s Club of Mylapore on this occasion. Skill Enhancement Workshop for Women Empowerment was organised by the Department of Fashion, Design and Arts in collaboration with NSS on 8 and 9 March 2021. The event witnessed active participation of around 15 women from the surrounding villages of Padur, Idayankuppam and Thandalam.


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CHARTERING OF HINDUSTAN UNIVERSITY YOUTH TOASTMASTERS CLUB Hindustan University Youth Toastmasters Club (HYTC) Chartering Ceremony and Motivational Talk on “How to be a Successful Public Speaker” by Dr. R. W. Alexander Jesudasan, Pro Vice Chancellor was organized on 26 February 2021. Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, HITS inaugurated the Hindustan Youth Toastmasters Club and congratulated all the office bearers.

CULTURAL AZURE - COLOUR OF MUSIC Department of Languages and Athena Literary Club hosted Azure-Colour of Music, to unleash the musical talent of students. Mr. Sugandh Shekar, Playback Singer and Alumnus adjudged the event conducted across all disciplines on 27 May 2021.

YARONA 2021 Yarona 2021, a Virtual Inter Department Fest was held on 15 July 2021. Dr. E. Bhaskaran, Alumnus, HITS, Ex - President HITSAA, GM, District Industries Centre was the Chief Guest. Ms. Deepalakshmi Ravichandran, Alumnus, and General Manager- Laminaar Aviation Infotech, Singapore was the Guest of Honour. Students participated in the virtual cultural events and won prizes.

CELEBRATIONS FOUNDER’S DAY The 81st Birth Anniversar y Celebration of the visionary, FounderChairman, (Late) Dr. K. C. G. Verghese was held on 20 June 2021. Dr. K. M. Cherian, Padmashree Awardee, Chairman and CEO of Frontier Lifeline Hospital and Frontier Mediville was the Chief Guest. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Koenig, Head, Institute for Automotive Technology; Prof. Dr. -Ing. Karl Hofmann-von Kap-herr, Chairman, Association of German Engineers and Mr. Felix C. Bentgens, Assistant Professor, Institute for Automotive Technology, of Trier University were appreciated for their contributions for COVID relief fund to the tune of Rs. 50 lakhs.

CHRISTMAS

Hindustan Group of Institutions celebrated Christmas on virtual mode on 19 December 2020. The Most Rev. Dr. Theodosius Mar Thoma, Metropolitan, Mar Thoma Church was the Chief Guest.

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SCHOOL OF AERONAUTICAL SCIENCES

AERONAUTICAL/AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Dr. R. ASOKAN HEAD

“The School of Aeronautical Sciences is endowed with versatile faculty to empower the Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineers of the 21st century. Innovation and creativity are inbuilt to the students along with research culture”.

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DEPARTMENT ACHIEVEMENT •

Carried out a Consultancy work for Fatigue and Damage Tolerance Lab for Rs. 50,000 from ST Advanced Composite Pvt. Ltd.

STUDENTS ACHIEVEMENTS Team Utkarsh participated in Toycathon 2021, a step towards Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhyan conducted by AICTE, Ministry of Education and qualified till the final round. Amongst a total of 14219 teams registered teams, only 2000 teams were selected for the finals. These teams were eligible for participating in a 3-day final presentation. Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi presided over the event and interacted with the participants. Team Utkarsh was qualified till Day-2 of the presentation.

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Mr. Prenav Vimal, 2nd Year, B. Tech. Aerospace Engineering received a Certificate of Achievement for winning FIRST position in Youth Face Icon conducted by National Youth Council of India, held on 6 September 2020. Mr. Sandeep Dutta, 2nd Year, B. Tech. Aerospace Engineering received Quality Performance Award for the event “Theory to Practice”. He also received RAPID Award among 28 colleges participated in the event conducted by Pals IITM. Mr. K. Hrudhay Rohit Reddy, 3rd Year, B. Tech. Aeronautical Engineering Ms. Aparna Ojha, 2nd Year completed The Guiness World Record event for the “Most Users to Take an Online Computer Programming Lesson in 24 Hours”. Ms. Divya, 4th Year, B. Tech. Aeronautical Engineering won “Aircrash Investigation & Aero Technical Quiz” conducted by MIT Chennai. HELIX, a 9-member team got selected in the finals of “CANSAT-2021” Competition organised by NASA Godard Space Centre & American Astronautical Society. A 2-member team’s experimental satellite was selected in Cubes in Space Competition conducted by I-doodle Inc and NASA CSF. Ms. Krishna Deepika, and Ms. Sandhya, 4th Year, B. Tech. Aeronautical Engineering were awarded the prestigious Global Korea Scholarship (GKS ‘21), a fully-funded Korean Government Scholarship programme to pursue Masters in South Korea.

Prenav Vimal

Krishna Deepika

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A 6-day AICTE sponsored Online Short Term Training Programme (STTP) on "Structural Performance and Damage Prediction of Nano Composite Materials in Aerospace Applications" was conducted in two phases during November and December 2020. Webinar on "Electrostatic Atomization & Methods to Improve Heat Transfer Rate" by Dr. Abhilash Sankaran, University of Illinois, and Chicago was organized on 30 March 2021. Industry Expert Lecture on "Metal Additive Manufacturing and Advances in Powder Metallurgy", by Dr. Alphones, Principal Materials Scientist, GKN Aerospace, Bristol, UK was organized on 16 April 2021. www.hindustanuniv.ac.in

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SCHOOL OF PLANNING ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN EXCELLENCE

SPADE

(Established 1993)

Dr. SHEEBA CHANDER DEAN

“The year 2020 was a special one as our department was rechristened as SPADE (School of Planning Architecture and Design Excellence) denoting our forays into different fields with an aim of providing a widened learning platform to students with creative minds and to refine their abilities.”

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Attained All India 17th Rank in Architecture Category in the India Today Rankings. Accomplished 20th Rank in Architecture in the NIRF Rankings 2020.

Exchanged MoU with Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand during September 2020.

Ar. Preetha Jacob, Associate Professor, received her Doctorate degree from Hindustan.

FACULTY ACHIEVEMENTS •

Dr. Sheeba Chander, Dean, undertook Funded Projects on “Connecting the Urban and Peri-urban & PIVOT – Revisioning Peripheral Geographies: Strategies for Resilient Urban Development in the Global South”.

STUDENTS ACHIEVEMENT Ms. S. Nivetha, 1st Year, B. Des. (ID) participated in an event “Voices of Youth Illustration Challenge” conducted by UNICEF. Her art work was published in their magazine.

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International Symposium, CHIAROSCURO 2020- “Paradoxes in Architecture” was organized on 18 and 19 August 2020. Prof. Marc Aurel Schnabel, Dean, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand delivered the Chief Guest address. Ar. AnoodhaKunnath, Alumnus, HITS, also a Film-maker presided as the Guest of Honour. Panel Discussion on “Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in an Era of Covid” on the occasion of World Town Planning Day • was organized on 9 November 2020. Mrs. N. Usha, Additional Secretary (Technical), Member and Chief Planner, CMDA, Chennai; Ar. A Shankar, Head – Strategic Consulting and Valuation, Advisory – India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal, • JLL; Dr. Maartje van Eerd, Senior Expert, Housing & Social Development, IHS, Erasmus University Rotterdam presided • over the event. Panel Discussion on “Paradigms of Urban Future” on the occasion of World Architecture Day was conducted on 5 October 2020. The panellists include Ar. C. N. Raghavendran, CRN, Chennai; Ar. Vinu Daniel, Wallmakers, Kochi; & Ar. Prasanna Kesavan, Studio 7, Chennai. National Conference on “Interior Design Trends for a Contemporary Indian Demographic” in association with IIID, Chennai Regional Chapter was organized on 16 April 2021. International Seminar on “Demystifying Structures” by Dr. Hossein Rezai Jorabi, Founder of WEB Structures Pvt. Ltd., Director of International Design, Milan, Italy was conducted on 22 September 2020. International Seminar on “Designing Responsible Luxury” by Ar. David Moore, Regional Director, WATG Singapore was conducted on 9 October 2020. Online STTP on “Performance Evaluation Tools for Sustainable Buildings” sponsored by AICTE - AQIS was held between 23 and 28 November 2020.

S. Nivetha Faculty Training Programme in association with Council of Architecture, Training and Research Centre, Pune on “Revitalizing Urbanism and Resilient Architecture” was conducted on 23 March 2021. International Workshop “PIVOT” by Prof. Sudhir Chella Rajan, IIT Madras was conducted on 25 February 2021. Workshop entitled “Architectural Journalism 101” by Ar. Vinay Varanasi and Ar. Swetha Manivannan, Co-Founder, Un-bind, Chennai was conducted on 17 May 2021.

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SCHOOL OF BUILDING SCIENCES

CIVIL ENGINEERING

(Established 1985)

Dr. V. PREETHI HEAD

“The year has turned out to be a successful year for us in terms of visibility in newspapers and patents. The department has 3 Patents till date and we are striving to attain more in the upcoming years.”

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Mr. J. Samuel, Assistant Professor, and Dr. P. S. Joanna, Professor, obtained an Indian Patent entitled “Cold-Formed Steel Beam with Encased Braced Web for Earthquake Resistant Constructions". Ms. Shalini R Nair, Assistant Professor, received Best Paper Award on theme “Tall Buildings” entitled “A Comparative Study of Aerodynamic Coefficients on Tall Structures using Experimental Studies with International Codes and Standards” in an International Conference on “Materials, Mechanics and Structures” held on Google Meet on 14 and 15 July 2020.

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Mr. Kamran Amin, 2nd Year, received Certificate of Appreciation for participating in an Online Sports Quiz conducted by School of Physical Education and Sports HITS on 29 & 30 August 2020. Mr. Aravinda Debbarma, 3rd Year, won the Logo Design Competition for the department conducted during April 2021. Mr. Pranav Patil, 2nd Year, received Certificate of Achievement for completing “Build a Face Recognition Application Using Python as a Part of AI for India” event organized by GUVI India. Mr. Pranav Patil received Dakshin Bharat Indian Army Finisher Certificate for completing 10kms Race in the Swarnim Vijay Run Chennai 2021. Mr. Pranav Patil received Bronze Medal in 50 Backstroke Competition in the 5th KESPA-HITS Tamil Nadu State Level Inter School & Corporate Swimming Meet held at SDATDolphin Swimming Academy Chennai on 15 & 16 February 2020. Mr. Shahid Afrideen, Mr. Dorjee Yangzom, Ms. Anisha Singh, Mr. Mohammed Farid obtained the GYAN DISHA 2020 Award for the project titled “Flexural Behaviour of Textile Reinforced Slab” on 8 July 2020.

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International Webinar on “Improving Resilience of Transport Systems” was conducted on 31 March 2021. Mr. Kamal Achuthan, Lecturer, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering University College, London, UK presided over the function. International Seminar on “Energy Production from Waste” by Dr. Juan, Universitat de La Laguna, Spain was conducted on 28 August 2020. Seminar on “Practical Challenges and Case Studies in Wastewater Treatment” by Dr. Dhanasekara Pandiyan, AE (PWD), Environmental Cell Division, Thirunelveli was conducted on 10 October 2020. Seminar on “Nanotechnology in Concrete” by Dr. P. Sri Chandana, Professor and Head, Civil Engineering, Annamacharya Institute of Technology and Science, AP was conducted on 31 July 2020. Webinar on “Scope for Environmental Engineering” by Dr.

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Nuien, Head, Civil, UMP, Malaysia was conducted on 4 June 2021. Webinar on “Quality Management in Mega Transport Projects” by Mr. S. Ramesh, Chief Quality Assurance, Nagpur Metro Rail Project, Systra MVA (India) Pvt. Ltd. was conducted on 13 October 2020. Technical Talk on “Measurement and Control Aspects of Wind Tunnels” by Mr. Rahul P. S. Senior Scientist, RWDI, Trivandrum was conducted on 4 November 2020. Guest Lecture on “Effective Use of BIM in Construction Management” by Prof. Shrutin Sharma, Assistant Professor & MBA Coordinator, School of Construction, RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University, Noida, was organized on 29 September 2020. Workshop on “Autodesk Revit for BIM” by Ms. Ema, M R BIM Trainer, EBA Academy, Chennai was conducted on 10 November 2020.

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SCHOOL OF COMPUTING SCIENCES

COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING & MCA

Dr. ANGELINA GEETHA HEAD “The School of Computing Sciences is a place to grow and nurture your dreams into reality. We believe in team work, commitment and excellence in all that we do. And our motto is, ‘Enjoy Education’.”

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Dr. T. Sudalaimuthu, Associate Professor, CSE obtained an Australian Innovation patent entitled “An IOT based intelligent driver assisting system” on 3 January 2021. Ms. Sherin Eliyas, Assistant Professor, CA received an Appreciation Letter from Southern Railway Salem Division for completing Mobile Application Consultancy Project titled “Dosth”. Dr. P. S. Sreeja, Assistant Professor, CA received Honorary Rosalind Membership from London Journal Press for her significant research work. Dr. P. S. Sreeja received Digital Teacher Badge from IET.

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Mr. Avinash Mallick, 2nd Year, won “Dialogues of Love n Light”, an International Youth Day competition on 15 August 2020. Mr. Avinash Mallick, and Mr. Akshansh Mathur, 2nd Year, won “Creative Writing Contest” organized by the Department of Languages on during August 2020. Ms. Poshni Ganesh, and Mr. Vaibhav, 4th Year, won Young Professional section Academic Award, Network Level.

Poshni Ganesh

Avinash Mallick

Akshansh Mathur

Vaibhav

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Organized a 4-day AICTE sponsored Online Short Term Training Programme (STTP) on “NLP” on 29 March 2021. A 2-week AICTE Sponsored Online FDP on “Artificial Intelligence & Ambient Intelligence” (Phase II) was conducted from 15 to 27 February 2021. Phase I was conducted between 25 January and 6 February 2021. Panel Discussion on “Social Media-Trends and Traps” by Mr. Rajendran V., Founder Chairman, Digital Security Association of India; Mr. Mugunthan Soundarajan, Founder & CEO XPRUS Consulting Services, Former Senior Vice President, Technology Matrimony.com Limited, CIO at SIFY Technologies Limited; and Ms. Vidhy Sree, Journalist, Consultant, Cybercrime & Investigations was organised on 15 June 2021. Seminar on “Industry 4.0 for Predictions 2021” by Mr. S. Vijay Anand, Assistant Vice President – Technology, ALTRAN Technology Pvt. Ltd., Chennai was conducted on 31 March 2021. Seminar on “Ace the Campus Interview” by Mr. Charles

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Diwakara, HR Lead, HCL Technologies was organised on 30 March 2021. Seminar on “Opportunities for Global Study and Post Study Work” by Mrs. Reshmy Vijay, Director, British Council Certified Counsellor, Education Matters” was conducted on 11 March 2021. Seminar on “Sharpen the Axe” by Mr. Gregory Manoj, Senior Manager, L&D, Allsec Technologies Ltd. was conducted on 02 December 2020. Seminar on “Career Prospects in Computer Science” by Mr. Mahedi Hasan, Consultant, Ministry of Finance Project, Ministry of Finance Project, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh was organised on 11 October 2020. Guest Lecture on “Know-How: Using Scikit-Learn in Anaconda” by Ms. Naveena Sikhakolli, Intern, Thales AVS, Toulouse, France was organised on 9 September 2020.

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SCHOOL OF COMPUTING SCIENCES

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

(Established 1998)

Dr. V. CERONMANI SHARMILA HEAD “The year had indeed been remarkable and exciting with us obtaining 2 Australian Grants and 1 Indian Grant”.

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Dr. N. Meenakshi, Assistant Professor, and Dr. Kavitha Esther Rajakumari Assistant Professor published a book entitled “Data Science and Machine Learning-A Python Approach” in Notion Press Publication during February 2021. Ms. I. Juvanna, Assistant Professor, published a book entitled “Machine Learning for Web” in Notion Press publication during February 2021. Dr. B. V. Baiju, Assistant Professor, won an Appreciation Award for completing Ph.D. in January 2021. Dr. N. Meenakshi Assistant Professor, received the Appreciation Award for Patent publishing in January 2021.

Dr. A. Kumaresan and Dr. N. Meenakshi obtained 2 International patents entitled, “One Bit Compression Sensing Mechanism for Low Rate Wireless Sensor Networks”, and “Method for Managing the SAR Value, QoS, and Energy Consumption in Wideband Code Division Multiple Access Networks”. Dr. B. V. Baiju, Assistant Professor, and Ms. I. Juvanna, Assistant professor, obtained an Indian Patent entitled, “Low Cost Virus Free Air Circulator for Personal Protective Equipment for the Hospital Staff in the COVID-19 Wards”

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Ms. Sandya Jalesh Kumar, 3rd Year, was accorded “IET-Leadership Award” for the year 2019-2020 during December 2020. Ms. J. Jane Carolyn, 3rd Year, participated in “ET #PresentIn10 Competition” and presented an app that would help reduce “Unemployment”, a major economic issue in India. She received an invitation intimating her selection among few presenters from India, and emerged as a First Runner Up tying with another UK participant. Mr. Shijo, 4th Year, underwent Semester Exchange Programme (Virtual Mode) in Dongguk University between March and July 2021.

Sandya Jalesh Kumar

P. Shijo Jane Carolyn

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International Seminar on “IoT & Blockchain: Real-World Applications” by Mr. A. Tony Ignatius, Senior Systems Software Engineer, IBM Global Services, Georgia, United States was organised on 4 May 2021. “HITSATHON V4”, conducted on 12 & 13 January 2021 was adjudged by Mr. Amuthan, Atal Mentor for India. Seminar on “Handling Stress & Anxiety in Virtual Learning” by Ms. Shyama Iyer, Project Manager-Spoken Tutorial, MHRD, Govt. of India, IIT Bombay was organised on 11 May 2021. Guest Lecture on “What Will be the Emerging Technologies in 2021 & Beyond” by Mr. Damodar Sahu, Head of Global Strategic Alliances, Wipro, US, was organised on 19 February 2021.

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Seminar on “Artificial Intelligence” by Mr. Mayur Bhushan, Technical Trainer, ICT Academy, Guwhati was organised on 4 December 2020. Seminar on “Bigdata Analytics” by Rajesh Kanna, Technical Lead, Maveric Systems Ltd., Chennai, Technical Talk was conducted on 16 September 2020. Seminar on “CyberWare” - A Cyber Security Awareness Programme for School students and Faculty by Mr. Kotharam Ramesh, Director & CEO, Skillsda, Chennai was organised on 5 August 2020.

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SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL SCIENCES

ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING

Dr. AL VALLIKANNU HEAD “Our mission is to deliver innovative teaching and learning pedagogies among students; and infuse scientific temperament, develop interdisciplinary skills and entrepreneurship skills.”

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Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

(Established 1985)

DEPARTMENT ACHIEVEMENTS • •

Produced 7 Ph. D. Inaugurated IETE Student Chapter with 150 students’ enrolment.

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Dr. Vallikannu A.L., Associate Professor, & Dr. N. Vasudevan, Professor obtained funding of Rs. 3,50,000/- & Rs. 2,42,666/- from AICTE towards conduct of STTP. Dr. K. Sakthidasan, Associate Professor, & Dr. N. Vasudevan published Australian Patent on “Maximum Power Point Trackable and Optimized IoT Based PV Charge Controller Using Machine Learning, and “Intuitionistic Fuzzy Based Deep Learning Model for Visual Interpretation of Low Dose X-Ray Image Charge Controller Using Machine Learning”. Dr.Vallikannu.A.L., Dr. K. Sakthidasan, Ms. G. Vimala Rani, Assistant Professor, published Patent on “Secured Intelligent Vehicular Systems Using Wireless Sensor Networks”. Dr. V. R. Prakash, Assistant Professor, attained Patent on “Raft for Monitoring Sea Water and Ohc Safety for Aquatic

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Ms. Honey Pandey, 4th Year, attained Third Position in the NASA International Space App Challenge conducted by NASA & IET on 4 October 2020. • Ms. Aditi Gogoi, Mr. AnandRaj, and Mr. Shaik Honey Pandey Hussain Vali, 4th Year, won the First prize in the Gyan Disha project competition on 8 July 2020. Ms. Monisha, Mr.Karthik, Mr.Krishnakanth, Mr.Sai Pavan Kumar, 4th Year won the Second prize in the Gyan Disha project competition on 8 July 2020.

Animal Using Wireless Sensor Area Network”. Dr. Vallikannu A.L. received the Academic Excellence Award (Industry granted) during January 2021. Dr. S. Sasikumar, Professor received the Research Excellence Award during February 2021. Dr. Himanshu Sekhar, Professor, Dr. S. Sasikumar, Dr. Sakthidasan & Dr. Prabha, Associate Professor received the Appreciation Award for Publishing Patent in January 2021. Dr. Kumaraguru Diderot, Dr. Kiruthika.V, Dr. Kavitha B.C & Dr. Sunilkumar K., Assistant Professor won Appreciation Award for completing Ph.D. Mr. John Jacob, Lab Superintendent, installed the Automatic Hand Sanitizer at various blocks of the institution as a part of “Break the Chain Campaign”.

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Ms. Fathima Afshan, 4th Year, represented Tamil Nadu and • won the 4th All India Championship of Mixed Martial Arts held at Lucknow on 20 February 2021. •

International Webinar Series on “IoT Demystified, Introduction to RTL Design for Sequential and Combinational Circuits and ASIC flow, VLSI Design Basics and Opportunities in VLSI” was conducted between 5 and 7 October 2020. The speakers included Mr. Ramesh Ramasamy, Validation Lead at Intel Corporation, Malaysia; Mr. Rengaraja, Technology Lead at SK Hynix, South Korea; and Ms. Srirenganayaki, Design Engineer at MAXVY Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore. AICTE sponsored six days STTP on “Advanced Antenna and RF Technologies for 5G and IoT” was conducted in 2 Phases during August (17-22) and September (14-19). AICTE Sponsored six days STTP on “Machine Learning Approaches for Advanced Industrial Automation” was conducted in 3 Phases during November (16-21) 2020, December (7-12) 2020, and January (4-9) 2021. Seminar on “Deep Learning Product Management for IoT” with Mr. Charu Govind, Product Head, Competitive Strategy, Intel Corporation, Stanford, California, USA was conducted on 29 March 2021. Seminar on “State of Art Technologies in Speech Processing” by Mr. Karthik Pandia D. S., Speech Scientist, Uniphore Software System, India was conducted on 27 August 2020. National Technical Lecture Series on “Data Analytics for Industrial Automation” by Mr. Raghunath Narasimhan, Technical Manager & Mr. Rajesh Appasamy, Programe Manager, Nokia Solutions and Networks was conducted on 9 and 10 April 2021. Training Programme on “Embedded Systems Under ARM Cortex M4F” by Mr. Javad Baig, Embedded Application Engineer, Edgate Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore was organized during 28, 29, 30 January and 4, 5 February 2021. www.hindustanuniv.ac.in

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SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL SCIENCES

ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING

Dr. A.K. PARVATHY HEAD “What a great pleasure it is to note the year’s accomplishments! My appreciations to all students and faculty for their dedicated research efforts.”

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DEPARTMENT ACHIEVEMENT Involved in 12 ongoing Funded Research and Consultancy projects worth INR 1.5 Crores from major National/International funding agencies.

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Dr. A. K. Parvathy, Professor and HoD was nominated as a Member of Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP) Research & Innovation Committee (RIC), Communication Committee and Digital Transformation Committee. Dr. R. Devanathan, Professor Emeritus was nominated as a Reviewer for International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems, Springer; and Annual IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Austin, Texas, USA 2021. Dr. G. Muthukumaran, Professor EEE received HITS Teachers Day Award for Patent on “A novel counting device for domestic pressure cookers, suitable for hearing impaired (CoDePeC).

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Flt. Lt. Giri Rangarajan, Asst. Professor received HITS Teachers Day Award for successfully representing TN, Puducherry and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, NCC Directorate as Contingent commander for 5 years. Flt. Lt. Giri Rangarajan received HITS Teachers Day Award for successfully completing 175 MOOC Courses online. Dr. V. Mahesh Kumar Reddy, Assistant Professor received Doctorate from Naresuan University, Thailand. Dr. Geetha Devi C.E, and Dr. N. Mahiban Lindsay, Assistant Professors received Doctorate from HITS.

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Mr. Vijay Simhan, Mr. Sane Chaitanya, Mr. M. S. P. Abhishek, Mr. Abhinav Das, Mr. Deepak Sharma, 3rd Year, and Mr. Alla Eswara, Mr. Madaka Pavan, 2nd Year qualified to Third Round of Chhatra Vishwakarma Awards on 12 April 2021. Mr. N. Guru, Mr. Mahesh Yadav, Mr. Palash Medhi, Mr. Rahul Kumar got First prize for the project entitled “IoT Based Microgrid Automation for Optimizing Energy Usage and Controllability” during Gyan Disha 2020 on 8 July 2020. Mr. Vijaya Simhan Venkat and Ms. K. Malini, 3rd Year, attended AUAP-UBAYA International Virtual Summer Programme titled “Dealing with the Covid-19 Pandemic: Best Practices from Indonesia” between 1 and 5 February 2021. Mr. Alla Eswara Rao, 2nd Year, participated in “The Guinness World Record Event -Most Users to Take an Online Computer Programming Lesson in 24 Hours” on 24 April 2021. Mr. Surya, and Mr. Alla Eswara, 2nd Year, participated in “Virtual Bootcamp Series NASA Space Apps Challenge 2020” during September 2020.

K. Malini

Alla Eswara Vijaya Simhan

Surya

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International Webinar on “Deep Learning Product Management” by Mr. Charunethran Govindarajan, Senior Product Manager, Intel Corporation, Stanford, California, USA was organised on 29 March 2021. International Webinar on “Power Electronic Converters for Renewable Energy Applications” by Dr. Sakda Somkun, Associate Professor, School of Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Technology, Naresuan University was organised on 20 October 2020. International Webinar on “Importance of Coding for Electrical Engineering” by Mr. Raghu Ram Arumalla,

Cloud Engineer, Equifax, Atlanta USA was organised on 16 October 2020. National Webinar on “Advances and Recent Initiatives in Solar Energy in India” by Dr. Arun K Tripathu, Director General, National Institute of Solar Energy, Gwal Pahari, Gurugram was conducted on 5 March 2021. National Webinar on “Energy Security of the Nation: A Need for the Future” by Dr. K. K. Rajan, Principal, Viswajyothi College of Engineering & Technology, Kerala, Independent Director & Member, Board of Directors, Nuclear Power Corporation India Ltd. was conducted on 19 October 2020. www.hindustanuniv.ac.in

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SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL SCIENCES

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

(Established 1985)

Dr. P. VIJAYABALAN HEAD “We endeavour to excel in innovation and collaborative research, promoting technical and entrepreneurial skills”.

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Dr. V. Hariram, Professor, published 3 Indian Patents (IPR) titled, “Design and Fabrication of Batch Type Pyrolysis Reactor to Transform Heterogeneous Waste Plastic into Fuel”, “Flat Plate Collector to Heat Water for Domestic Application Using Natural Fibre as Thermal Insulator”, and “Power Augmentation in Vertical Axis Small Wind Turbine Using Magnetic Bearing and Booster Nozzle Combination”. Dr. John Presin Kumar, Associate Professor, published an Indian Patent titled, “Design and Optimization of Rescue Robot for Deep Well”.

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Dr. V. Hariram published 39 research articles in Scopus indexed publications. Dr. D. Balaj, Professor, received a grant of Rs. 94,000/- from AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) to conduct FDP titled “Electric Vehicles - Design and Simulation of Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Systems”.

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Mr. R. Balaji, 4th Year, entered India Book of Records as the "Youngest Scientific Research Reviewer and Editor", with 35+ Research Articles in reputed journals. Mr. Payyavula Venkatram, Mr. Alakunta Ganesh, and Mr. Thota Thrinadh Devasen Royal, 3rd Year, won the interdepartmental Quiz competition conducted by HITS on 23 February 2021.

R. Balaji

Thota Thrinadh Devasen Royal

Payyavula Venkatram Alakunta Ganesh

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AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Faculty Development Programme on "Electric Vehicles - Design and Simulation of Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Systems" was conducted with Dr. G. Anand, Deputy General Manager, Renault Nissan Technology and Dr. K. Anand, Associate Professor, IITM as the key speakers from 2 to 6 November 2020. Guest Lecture on “Promising Welding Career in Advance Manufacturing & Industry 4.0 - The Untold Success” by Mr. Devendra Gope, BDM, Fronius India Ltd. was conducted on 7 April 2021. Guest Lecture in collaboration with Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN), USA on "Overview and Remote Access Sessions on Scanning Electron Microscope"

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by Dr. Maude Caucharia and Mr. Philips Strader (RTNN staff members) was organised on 23 March 2021. Guest Lecture on "Rocket Propulsion" by Dr. G. Kumaresan, Institute of Energy Studies, College of Engineering, Anna University was conducted on 10 November 2020. Guest Lecture on “Practical Aspects of FEM & its Applications in Automotive Industry” by Mr. Saarvesh Jayakumar, Siegen, Germany was conducted on 23 October 2020. Workshop on "Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Innovation and Start-ups" by Dr. M. Kanthababu, Director-CIPR, Anna University was organised on 9 April 2021. www.hindustanuniv.ac.in

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SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL SCIENCES

AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING

(Established 1997)

Dr. M. JAIKUMAR HEAD “Our mission is to cater to train the students to design, develop, manufacture and service Automobiles.”

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FACULTY ACHIEVEMENT Dr. B. Prabakaran, Assistant Professor, published a Book Chapter titled “An Attempt in Blending Higher Volume of Ethanol with Diesel for Replacing the Neat Diesel to Fuel Compression Ignition Engines” in Intech Open which is indexed in Web of Science during December 2020.

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Mr. A. Ramana Johannes Bachmann, 4th Year, was accorded with SAEINDIA Section Award for the Year 2019-2020 along with a cash prize of Rs. 4000.00 by SAEINDIA Foundation. Mr. Sai Prithvi Sudhakar, 3rd year, won the Hatrick of Championship in Season 1,2,3 in IR E-Sports - Indian SIM Racing League in May 2020. Mr. David Ryan Marthandan, 3rd year completed 6th place in ROTAX Club Championship 2020. Mr. Shivnandan Khatari & Mr. R. Christu Paul, 4th Year, obtained Best Paper Award and published in AIP

Conference Proceedings during the 3rd International Conference on “Advancements in Aeromechanical Materials for Manufacturing” at KLR Institute of Technology, AP on 24 July 2020. Mr. S. Kerrthiswaran, 4th Year, completed a Digital Course aligned Auto Service Technician (Two-Wheelers & FourWheeler) - ASC/Q1411 & 1402 (NSQF Level 4) and certified by Automotive Skill Development Council in August 2020.

David Ryan Marthandan Keerthiswaran

Ramana Johannes Bachman

Sai Prithvi Sudhakar

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International Conference on “Electrification and Digital Mobility” – EdiMo-2020 in association with Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany was conducted on 4 & 5 September 2020. International Seminar on “Turbocharged IC Engines & Market Expectation” by Mr. Abraham D Manohar, Technical Project Leader, Cummins Turbo Technologies, UK was organised on 18 August 2020. International Seminar on “GDI and Surface Ignition” by Mr. P. Mugilan Senior Manager, Delphi Technologies, China was conducted on 7 October 2020. A 5-day Online Certified Course on “EV for India” under the guidance of Mr. Pon Paulraj, e-Mobility Strategy & Product Development, Vattenfall, Netherlands; and Dr. Srivathsan Vasudevan, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Indore was conducted from 6 to 10 May 2020.

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HITS-TUAS Online Course on “Design Analysis and Development of Race Car Using LS Dyna & Hypermesh” was conducted for a period of 7 weeks from 27 April 2020. A total of 25 members (15 from HGI & 10 From TUAS) completed successfully. Joint Teaching and Training Course on “Algorithm for Mobility Data Analysis Using MATLAB” under DAAD in association with TUAS, Germany was conducted from 23 October to 18 December 2020. Guest Lecture on "Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Indian Stock Markets" by Mr. Alladin Basha, Director, ALBAN Securities Pvt. Ltd. was organised on 11 May 2021. Online Conceptual Design and Sketching Competition on Cars & Bikes was conducted on 5 May 2021.

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SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL SCIENCES

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

(Established 2009)

Dr. B.VIVEKANANDAN HEAD “The year has been rewarding in terms of Patents, Awards, and Credits attained by Students and Faculty. We endeavour to continue to excel in acclaiming more global recognitions in the upcoming years.”

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DEPARTMENT ACHIEVEMENT Produced 2 Ph.D. during the academic year.

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Dr. B. Vivekanandan, Associate Professor & HoD, published an Indian Patent entitled “Sensitivity Analysis of Activated Sludge Process” on 19 March 2021. Mr. Vijay Samuel G., Assistant Professor received Rashtriya Gaurav Award from India International Friendship Society (IIFS), New Delhi on 9 April 2021.

Mr. Vijay Samuel G. was accorded with Young Scientist Award at the International Scientist Awards on Engineering, Science and Medicine in April 2020, conducted by VD Good Technology Factory.

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Ms. Meghana P., 3rd year B. Tech. Biotechnology received Certificate of Appreciation for participating in an online International Summer Exchange Programme by UBAYA University, Indonesia. Ms. Poulami Patra, 4th year, B. Tech. Chemical Engineering received Certificate of Completion with Distinction on completing Indo Universal Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE) Soft Skills Course conducted by Dr. Manu Vora, Business Excellence, Inc., Chicago, USA during August 2020.

Meghana P Poulami Patra

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International Seminar on “Biotechnology in Multidisciplinary World: Connections and Opportunities” by Dr. Prasanth Sureshkumar, Project Manager Education Programme, Wetsus, Netherlands was organised on 15 September 2020. Guest Lecture on “Renewable Energy Production and Supply” by Ms. Krishna Rubiga, CEO-Ampere Voltage Pvt. Ltd. was organised on 12 August 2020. Guest Lecture on “Emerging Opportunities in Chemical Engineering” by Mr. K. Subramaniam Principal Engineer, WOOD PLC (Legacy Foster Wheeler), Chennai was conducted on 19 September 2020. Guest Lecture on “Types of Mass Spectrometry Used in

Proteomics Study” by Dr. Jayaprakash Natarajan Senior Scientist, Stelis Biopharma Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru was conducted on 9 October 2020. Workshop on “Development of Drugs and Vaccines against COVID19” by Dr. Joseph Antony, Associate Professor, University of Leeds, UK; Dr. K. Thangaraj, Chief Scientist, CCMB, Hyderabad; Dr. Mukesh Doble, Professor, IIT, Chennai; Dr. K. B. Rameshkumar, Senior Scientist, TBGRI, Thiruvananthapuram; Dr. Sridhar Harikrishnamoorthy, Scientific Advisor, VNS Biotech, Chennai; and Dr. Desikan Rajagopal, Professor, VIT, Vellore was conducted on 29 and 30 June 2020.

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SCHOOL OF LIBERAL ARTS & APPLIED SCIENCES

SLAAS

(Established 2019)

Dr. R. HARIHARA SUDHAN COORDINATOR “The growth in the Liberal Arts education among the younger generation have paved opportunities in multiple arenas. Students have engaged themselves in digital learning space and participated in various events and competitions.”

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Dr. R. Harihara Sudhan, Assistant Professor, published a Joint Australian Patent entitled, “Method for Developing a Strategic Customer Value Driven Plan to Create High Growth Business Opportunities”. Faculty members of Dept. of Visual communication has successfully coordinated the live streaming of university functions and events namely, Fiesta 2020, Yarona, Christmas, Convocation, Founder’s Day, and University Day.

Dr. R. Harihara Sudhan and Dr. A. Saravanan, Assistant Professors have conducted a Workshop on “Tally Software” for the staff and students of Vivekananda College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore during 5 March 2021.

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International Conference on “Global Pandemic Outbreak: Role of Social Scientists” was organised on 18 & 19 June 2020. Dr. Garimela Subramaniam, Hindu Group; Prof. Dr. Alvin Lai Oon Ng, Sunway University, Malaysia; Dr. Umakanth Das, Dept. of Economics, IIT Madras; Dr. Pradeep Nair, Dean, School of Journalism; and Dr. Rengasamy Stalin,

National Law University delivered special lectures. Workshop on “Research Methodology in Social Sciences” was conducted from 4 to 9 May 2020. Dr. B. P. Sanjay, Former VC, Central University of Tamil Nadu; and Dr. S. Boopathi, Dean of Arts, Bharathiar University and several eminent professors addressed the scholars.

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SCHOOL OF LIBERAL ARTS & APPLIED SCIENCES

FOOD TECHNOLOGY

(Established 2019)

Dr. M. SELVAMUTHUKUMARAN HEAD “The first batch of Food Technology has passed out successfully in this academic year. We have enhanced our infrastructure facility including laboratory instruments, glassware, chemicals worth over Rs. 10 Lakhs for study and research.”

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FACULTY ACHIEVEMENTS •

Ms. Sulatha Haridas, Assistant Professor, entered into America Book of Records for creating the “Most Number of Therapeutic Diet Preparation” during February 2021.

Dr. A. Surendra Babu, Assistant Professor, received Young Scientist Award in Food Science from Vigyan Vartha, Orissa an International e-Magazine.

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Ms. Bilwani, 1st Year & Ms. Sahiti Lalitha 1st Year, won First Place & Cash prize of Rs. 2000 in Poster Making competition organised by the Fempower Team of HITS on 8 March 2021. Ms. Roshini Sattar, 1st Year & Mr. Abhinav Rajesh, 1st Year won Second Place & Cash prize of Rs. 1000 in Poster Making competition organised by the Fempower Team of HITS on 8 March 2021. Ms. Roshini Sattar got Membership in Hillgrove Research Pvt. Ltd., an Academic Research Group in Science & Technology to carry out research.

Bilwani Sahiti Lalitha

Roshini Sattar

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National Webinar on “Covid- Second Wave” by Dr. Anand Marthanda Pillai, Interventional Cardiologist, Ananthapuri Hospital & Research, Trivandrum was organised on 18 May 2021. National Webinar on “Safety Concerns of Covid Vaccine” by Mr. P. C. Nambiar, Director, Group EXIM, Pune Serum Institute on 5 March 2021. National Webinar Series on “Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals, & Designer Foods” was organised on 28 & 29 September 2020.

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Guest Lecture on “Identifying and Balancing Our Body Energy System” by Dr. Visalam, Founder of Inan Holistic Clinic (Functional Medicine, Yoga Therapy & Mind Body Wellness), Chennai was organised on 4 May 2021. Training on “Design Your Future with Excellence & Learn to Lead” by Mr. Prasanth Nair, IAS was conducted on 20 March 2021. FOODOMICS – 2021, a South Indian Inter-School E-Quiz competition was conducted between 29 March and 17 April 2021.

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FASHION, DESIGN & ARTS

(Established 2011)

Ms. JINI VARGHESE HEAD “The inbuilt interdisciplinary learning, industry integrated curriculum with mandatory training, certifications, and exposure to live events and participation ensure holistic development besides creating industry-ready professionals.”

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Ms. Fouzul Inaya, 4th Year, B. Des. Fashion Design & Arts, won First prize in “Mask-o-Mania”, a mask making online competition organised by the Dept. of Fashion Design, FDDI, Chennai 30 September 2020. Ms. Fouzul Inaya won First prize under the Solo category in "Flaunt Your Style Contest" conducted by Dept. of Fashion Technology, KCG on 15 September 2020. Ms. Fouzul Inaya, won Third prize in “Speech Competition” on National Youth Day 12 Aug 2020 conducted towards World’s Youth Day by Dr. Sanjana Jon, International Fashion V. Srimathi Designer, Social Activist, and Motivational Speaker. Fouzul Inaya Ms. V. Srimathi, 2nd Year, B.Sc. FD, won First Prize in Snapshot Photography at FIESTA 20, HITS on 17 December 2020. Ms. Devi Kripa N., 3rd Year, B. Sc. FD, won Third Prize at the A'la Mode Virtual Fashion Show conducted by the Dept. of Fashion Design, FDDI, Chennai on 30 September 2020. Devi Kripa N

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Webinar on “Passion Hunger Discipline to Succeed in Life” by Mr. C. K. Kumaravel, CEO & Co-Founder Natural Salon & Spa was organised on 20 April 2021. Webinar on "It’s Time for Fashion Revolution" by Ms. Thasneem Masood, Regional Co-Ordinator, Fashion Revolution India; and Ms. Devina Singh, Campaigns and Outreach Manager, Fair Trade India, towards Fashion Revolution Week was observed from 19 April 2021. National Webinar on "Hand the Loom Stories" in association with WICCI Handloom Council India was conducted on 28 October 2020.

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“Fashion Gram”, a weekly live interactive session on Instagram with Alumni or a Fashion Celebrity/Fashion Influencer/people doing well in the Fashion line successfully completed its 8th series. Skill Training Workshop on “Tailoring” for the economically weaker women of Padur village was organised as part of Women's Day celebration on 8 March 2021. Workshop on “Fabric Painting” by Ms. Shayamala Devi, Fevicryl Industries was organised on 28 October 2020. Innovative Design Competition on "World Creativity and Innovation Day” was conducted on 21 April 2021.

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Razzle Dazzle 6.0

Graduation Fashion Show 2020

“Razzle Dazzle 6.0” - the Virtual Graduation Fashion Show of 2020 graduated batch of B.Sc. Fashion Design, Dept. of Fashion Design & Arts was conducted on 30 October 2020 at HITS. Razzle Dazzle 6.0 showcased the vibrant collections of 30 students in beautiful colours and shades. The designer's clothes developed in a wide range of white, dyed & printed cotton, silk, velvet, net, chiffon fabrics were showcased by the leading models. The show was curated and coordinated by the renowned Fashion Choreographer, Mr. Ganesh Gurung.



SCHOOL OF LAW

LAW

(Established 2019)

Dr. J. VINCENT COMRAJ HEAD “We are inspiring talented professionals with a mission to develop ourselves into a modern and developed Law school.”

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DEPARTMENT ACHIEVEMENT Commenced LLM (2yr.) and Ph. D. programmes in Law.

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Dr. J. Vincent Comraj, Professor & Head, presided as the Keynote Speaker in Webinar on “Judiciary a Rule Skepticism” held at Andaman Law College, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands on 2 January 2021. Dr. J. Vincent Comraj chaired as the Chief Guest & Speaker in the National Webinar on “Revisiting Constitution of India, Access to Justice, Legal Developments for Better India” organised by Castro Lexedu Foundation on 29 November 2020. Dr. J. Vincent Comraj was the Jury in the International E-Conference on “New Normal in Education 2020 New Frontiers in Education” organised by Mindware PLT, Malaysia on 28 and 29 November 2020. He had also adjudged National Virtual Moot Court Competition conducted by Law Internships in association with Atharva Legal LLP on 1 November 2020.

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Dr. V. L. Mony, Professor published a book on Law of Evidence. Dr. S. Pandiya Raj published an Article on “Right to Land as part of the Right to Culture: An International Law Critique of the Recent Indian Supreme Court Order on the India’s Forest Rights Act 2006”, in Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Vol. 4, 2020. Dr. I. Sreelatha, received Certificates of Completion for courses on “Introduction to the Patent Cooperation Treaty” from World Intellectual Property Organisation Academy, “Advance Course on Basics of Patent Drafting”, and “General Course on the Intellectual Property” in 2020. Ms. T. Derifa, Assistant Professor, received Certificate of Completion for a Course on “Supreme Court Practice and Procedure” conducted by Constitutional Law Society, NLUO

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International Webinar on “Human Rights Hermeneutics” by Prof. Dr. Tabrez Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, GD Goenka, University, Gurugram, Haryana was organised from 17 to 19 February 2021. International Webinar on “Block Chain Technology and International Regulatory Echo System” by Prof. M.K. Bandari, and Ms. Christina Aristidou, Advocates of Cyprus was organised on 3 November 2020. National Webinar on “Covid and its Impact on Educational Sector” by Dr. N.K. Jayakumar, Former VC NUALS and Advisor to CM of Kerala, Addl. Solicitor General Suri was conducted on 15 June 2020.

Celebrated Human Rights Day on 10 December 2020. Prof. Dr. A. S. Sarojam, Dept. of Maritime Law, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Kochi; and Former Principal of Govt. Law College presided over the celebration. Celebrated Constitution Day by organising a webinar inviting Prof. Dr. Siva Kumar, Former Member of Law Commission and Professor of Indian Law Institute on 26 November 2020.

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SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

SOM

(Established 1994)

Dr. M.K. BADRINARAYANAN HEAD “The approval obtained from AICTE for the MBA - ODL programme and from UGC for the BBA and B. Com. through OL mode were the major milestones in this academic year. This will indeed mark the academic expansion of the SOM in the digital learning space.”

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DEPARTMENT ACHIEVEMENTS Attained the below honours: • Ranked B+++ by The Chronicle. • Ranked # 102 (All India) by The Week • Ranked # 54 (All India) by Times B School

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Dr. R. Harihara Sudhan, published a Joint Australian Patent entitled, “Method for Developing a Strategic Customer Value Driven Plan to Create High Growth Business Opportunities”. Dr. S. Rajalakshmi, Visiting Faculty, received the Best Research Paper Award for the paper presented in an Elsevier Conference ICRAMM 2020.

Dr. B. Senthilkumar, Assistant Professor, was recognized as NPTEL Believer during April 2020 and secured domain Certificate in Marketing from NPTEL.

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Ms. Jeffina Lucretia, 3rd Year, BBA Aviation was selected as the All India Best Performer in IATA Examination - Customer Service during November 2020. Mr. Kavin R, 2nd Year, MBA Sports represented Tamil Nadu State in the Ranji Trophy 2020. Mr. Rahul Srivatsav, 2nd Year, BBA Aviation was Elected as Programmes Committee Associate Head for Navigate, an Annual District Rotaract Assembly; the Co-Chairman for Explore, Group Rotaract Meet; and as Admin Head for Sagaptham, an Annual District Rotract Conference for the year 2020-21. Mr. Santhosh Kumar, 2nd year, B. Com. (General) started the Student Athlete Podcast, India's first podcast exclusively for the student athletes. Ms. Aishwariya, 2nd year, B. Com. (General) won Gold Medal in All India University Basket Ball Tournament, and Silver Medal in Khelo India University Games. Mr. Thushaal, 2nd year, B. Com. (General) got First Place in Dynamics Academic - Boxing and Second Place in International Youth Fest Tournament.

Rahul Srivatsav

Jeffina Lucretia

Thushaal

Aishwariya

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Webinar on “Financial Education” by Mr. Manoharan Manickam, Trainer, SEBI, was organised on 24 and 26 March 2021. HITS MMA Student Chapter organized Management Day Celebrations on 2 March 2021 with a guest lectue by Mr. Ramesh Ramanan on “Entrepreneurship as a Career Option”. Online Certification Programme for Hospitality professionals on “Change Management” in association with STAPL was organised on 22 June 2020. HITS-MMA Student Chapter organised a Guest Lecture on “Managers in the Digital Age: Taking Strategic Advantage of Technology” by Mr. Vignesh Raja, Business Research, Analytics and Consulting Professional organised on 3 September 2020.

Guest Lecture on “Adapting to the Virtual Reality - The New Normal” by Prof. Dr. Ashok Thiakarajan, Chief Executive Officer, Westminster Healthcare, USA was conducted on 7 November 2020. Celebrated International Tourism Day 2020 on theme “Sustainable Rural Tourism: Back to Our Identity and Roots” with Smt. A. Lajwanti Naidu, Assistant Director - Capacity Building, A.P. Tourism, Vijayawada, A.P. as the Chief Guest on 10 October 2020. Organised Tourism Day Celebrations with a Guest Lecture by Mr. Vikas Tembhere, Founder and Managing Partner, DTORR, India on the “Importance MICE Industry – Overview and Prospects” on 8 October 2020. www.hindustanuniv.ac.in

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SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES

“The School of Sciences and Humanities emphasizes on skill development with a combination of theory and practice to prepare students for a professional career. The course curriculum inspires students for doing projects and writing their research articles. It provides an opportunity to study interdisciplinary courses. Special lectures are organized on current issues of interest. Students are encouraged to take active participation in different curricular and co-curricular activities.”

Dr. A. RAMESH BABU HEAD, S&H

LANGUAGES Dr. A. SHERINE JOY HEAD

“Department of Languages make a vibrant academic community which is fully poised to expand its students’ linguistic and literary horizons. We offer English courses across all disciplines besides Tamil, Korean, Japanese, German, Spanish, French and Mandarin courses to the students.”

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Mr. Chillakuru Nagaraju, Assistant Professor, was bestowed with the Best Teacher Award by HITS for the year 20202021. Dr. Akkara Sherine, Head, Languages and Rankings, produced 2 doctorates as Supervisor: Dr. Sonu Joseph, Assistant Professor, Languages, HITS; and Dr. M. M. Sastry, HoD - English, Sasi Institute of Technology & Science, Andhra Pradesh.

Dr. Sonu Joseph, Assistant Professor, defended her thesis titled “An Experimental Study on Blended Learning Approach to Teach Presentation Skills to Tertiary Level Engineering Students” during December 2020, and was awarded degree during the 11th Convocation on 11 January 2021.

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Ms. Varsha S Nair, 1st Year, B.A. English secured the Runner Up position and a Cash Prize of Rs. 2500 in an online Solo Singing Competition organised by National Institute of Fashion Technology in May 2020. Ms. Stuti Goyal, 1st Year, Aerospace Engineering, and Mr. Neeraj Potdar, 1st Year, Aerospace Engineering bagged Winners title under Western Solo & Hindustani Solo category of Azure organised on 27 May 2021. Ms. Dinaish Mistry, 2nd Year, B. A. Triple Major (Psychology, English and Politics), obtained Second Prize at HOST 2021, Scrabble Tournament organised by Hindustan Institute of Hcellence 2021

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Engineering; Mr. Rohit Raghavan, 3rd Year, B. Tech. Aerospace Engineering; and Ms. Ruth Sheela, 4th Year, B. Tech. Chemical Engineering participated in the “13th All India Korean Speech Contest” on 27 November 2020. His Excellency Mr. Shin BongKil, Ambassador of Republic of Korea to India presided over the event as the Chief Guest.

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Mansi Ashok Sharma

Dinaish Mistry Shehan Leroy,

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HOST 2021 (Hindustan Online Scrabble Tournament) under the aegis of Mr. Ranganatha Chakravarthy, International Scrabble Champion and Founder, Madras Scrabble Foundation was conducted on 24 April 2021. Webinar Series on “Why Read?” by Dr. Mohan Raj, Former Dean, English Dept. EFLU, Hyderabad; “Creative Ink” by Dr. Antonysamy, HOD English, Loyola College, Chennai; “Writing Meaningfully-Back to Basics” by Dr. Kashiraj Pandey, Educator & Trainer, Kathmandu University, Nepal were organised in May 2021. Guest Lecture on “The Importance of Developing Language Skills and the Importance of Learning Japanese Language by Engineering Students and its Scope for Employment in Japan” by Ms. Nivetha Thyagarajan, Master Student, Dept. of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan was organised on 14 October 2020. Celebrated “Shakespeare Day” on 23 April 2021. Dr. R. Poornima, British Council School Ambassador, Teach for India Fellow lectured on "What's in a Name' - Vocabulary Building Through Shakespeare". Celebrated “International Scrabble Day” with over 150 participants on 13 April 2021. Dr. Ranganatha Chakravarthy, International Scrabble Champion addressed on “Scrabble Assisted Language Learning”, followed by an online scrabble demo game.

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Celebrated “World Theatre Day” with Dr. Asha Kuthari Chaudhuri, Professor and Former Chair, Dept of English, Specialist in Drama and Theatre, Gauhati University as the Chief Guest on 27 March 2021. “Azure”, a musical event was organised on 27 May 2021 inviting Mr. Sugandh Shekar, Playback Singer and Alumnus to adjudge. Webinar Series on “Why Read?” by Dr. Mohan Raj, Former Dean, English Dept. EFLU, Hyderabad; “Creative Ink” by Dr. Antonysamy, HoD English, Loyola College, Chennai; “Writing Meaningfully-Back to Basics” by Dr. Kashiraj Pandey, Educator & Trainer, Kathmandu University, Nepal were organised in May 2021. Webinar Series on “How to Develop Interest in Creative Writing” by Mr. Juby John Eipe, Department of Communication, St. Josephs College, Bengaluru; “Communicate Act, Learn and Lead” by District Toast Master Manju K, Manohar, Founder, Win Win Manju Coaching & Consulting Services, Chennai; “An Outlander’s Journey to the ELT World” by Dr. Sujatha Priyadharshini, AP, Dept. of English, Anna University; and “Genesis and Evolution of Indian Writing in English” by Dr. Veena Selvam, AP, Dept. of English, Anna University was organised during October 2020.

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MATHEMATICS Dr. S. VELMURUGAN HEAD

FACULTY ACHIEVEMENT Dr. Sathiya Sujitha, Research Scholar, obtained her Ph.D. defending her thesis titled “Analysis of Differential Equation with Time Delay” on 5 November 2020.

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Seminar on “Magic Squares” by Dr. Sugumaran was organised on 22 December 2020. Seminar on “Fuzzy Sets and Application in Optimization Network” by Dr. Jose Parvin Praveena was organised on 8 October 2020.

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Tech Intellect Quiz competition was organised on 4 February 2021. Olympiad-2020 was conducted on 22 December 2020.

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Dr. J. Selvi, Assistant Professor, completed Ph. D. and won an Appreciation Award in January 2021.

EVENT Guest Lecture on “Physics for Essential Engineers-An Activity Based Approach to Solve Societal Problems Through Scientific Principles” by Dr. K. Ravikumar, Science Communicator and Trainer, Olympia Academy, Chennai was conducted on 19 May 2021.

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CHEMISTRY Dr. S. INDUJA HEAD

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Webinar on “CRISPR Technology and its Advancements in Medicine” by Mr. B. Saikiran Kumar, Professor & Clinical Coordinator, Frontier Lifeline Hospital, Chennai was organised 9 October 2020. Webinar on “HPLC- An Analytical Pharma Industries” by Mr. Murugesan Virumandy, Director, Analytical Research & Development, Par Active Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Chennai was organised on 19 April 2021.

Conducted Painting Competition in view of “Science Meet 2020”. Mr. Rishi Karandikar, 2nd Year, B. Tech. Aerospace Engineering, and Mr. K. Tarun, 2nd B. Tech. Electrical & Electronics Engineering secured First and Second Place respectively.

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CENTRE FOR RESEARCH & CONSULTANCY (Established 2015)

“The Centre for Research and Consultancy has been set up to accelerate the research activities in the campus. Research and Consultancy go hand in hand along with teaching engineering and technology graduates in the institute. The Centre for Research and Consultancy meticulously works in improving the interaction of the institute with other academic and Industrial agencies. It has evolved policies for Sponsored Research, Consultancy and Intellectual Property Rights. Sponsored Projects are supported with funding by Government agencies like Department of Atomic Energy, ISRO, DRDO, SERB, DBT etc. for research topics of direct interest to them. We serve to highlight the achievements of the contributing research scholars and also provide encouragement to promote cutting edge, innovative and socially relevant research. We, at HITS, adapt to Dr. K. NANDAKUMAR changes in the market and apply innovative methods and strategies, through a DIRECTOR process of continuous research. The Centre for Research and Consultancy offers managerial support and guidance to all research & consultancy activities on the campus and maintains complete records of Sponsored, Consultancy and Institute Projects.”

AWARD OF Ph.D. DEGREES: 39 SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS PROJECT TITLE

“Development of Autonomous Heterogeneous Robotic Swarm Simulator for Faster Disaster Reconnaissance and Mitigation” “Development of Anti-cancer Drug Response Prediction Model Using Ensemble Learning for Clinical Applications”

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Dr. R. M. Kuppan Chetty, Dr. M. M. Ramya, and Ms. N. Seenu

Dr. P. Selvi Rajendran, and Dr. S. Suchitra

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DATE OF SANCTION

Newton Royal 25 February Academic of 2021 Engineering

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07 August 2020

TOTAL NUMBER OF PUBLICATIONS IN WOS / SCOPUS INDEXED JOURNALS : 439.

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CENTRE OF AUTOMATION & ROBOTICS (ANRO) Dr. D. DINAKARAN HEAD

INAUGURATION Motion Control Lab and Human Machine Interaction (HMI) Lab was inaugurated by Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defence R & D & Chairman, DRDO, New Delhi during HITS’ 11 Convocation Day celebration on 11 January 2021. Facilities in the Motion Control Laboratory include Gantry Robot for ultrasonic sea scan application and equipment related to uniaxis and multiaxis motion control system. The

laboratory establishment was supported by SEW-EURODRIVE India Private Limited, Chennai. Human Machine Interaction Laboratory houses Head Mount Displays for Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality Tool Kits and Motion Sensors. Students/ researchers will investigate various novel interaction mechanisms to enable human machine cooperation.

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Dr. R. M. Kuppan Chetty, Associate Professor; Dr. M. M. Ramya, Professor; and Ms. N. Seenu, Assistant Professor; obtained grant worth Rs. 53.67 lakhs for a Collaborative Research Project entitled "Development of Autonomous Heterogeneous Robotic Swarm Simulator for Faster Disaster Reconnaissance and Mitigation" under TSP India Scheme by Royal Academy of Engineering. The collaborators of the project are Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science, University of Leicester, UK., M/s. Menzel Vision and Robotics Pvt. Ltd., and M/s. Yagen Robotics, India.

Dr. D. Dinakaran, Professor & Head; Dr. R. M. Kuppan Chetty, and Ms. Manju Mohan, Assistant Professor obtained a Consultancy Project worth 2.5 lakhs for the project “Modelling and Simulation of Electromagnetic Retarder for Automotive Applications” in collaboration with M/s. RAMBAL Limited, Chennai, India. Dr. R. M. Kuppan Chetty was elevated to Senior Member, in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and also obtained Chartered Engineer (C. Eng. Mechanical) from The Institution of Engineers India (IEI) during July 2020.

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Mr. Lena Sekar, 4th Year, established a Start-up Company, YAGEN Robotics LLP and it was inaugurated by Dr. D. Dinakaran, Head, ANRO, HITS on February 2021. Mr. S. Gowtham, 4th Year, successfully made it to the final round in “e-Yantra Robotics Competition”. His performance was rewarded with 2 months e-Yantra Summer Internship Programme (eYSIP) at IIT Bombay. Mr. S. Gowtham, Mr. R. Praveen, Mr. P. Saicharan and Mr. M. Parthiban, 4th Year, won Best Paper Award during the International Virtual Conference on Robotics, Automation, Intelligent Systems and Energy (IVC-RAISE 2020).

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Mr. Lokeswaran, Mr. Nikhit Mathew, Mr. K. M. Adithya Krishna and Mr. Taarun Srinivas, 4th Year, got placed in Top 5 amongst 90 Teams in the IITM – Shaastra – Tech. and Innovation Fair organised by Indian Institute of Technology, Madras during February 2021. Ms. A. N. Geethanjali, 1st Year, was Internationally Certified for Robotic Process Automation Training from Finland Labs, a unit of Revert Technology. Ms. Khamurunnisa Mohammed, 3rd Year, was elected as a Student Leader representative of HITS for PALS 2020-21.

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HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT (HELM) Dr. A. SHERINE JOY HEAD

NEP WEBINAR SERIES 2020 Dr. K. C. G. Verghese Higher Education Leadership and Management Centre and IQAC HITS, organised a National Webinar on 29 May 2021 inviting over 250 participants across 48 institutions. Dr. S. P. Thyagarajan, Chancellor, Avinashalingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women presided over the event as the Chief Guest. He presented his views reiterating the importance of NEP 2020 which has gained

popularity not only in our nation but also overseas. Dr. R. W. Alexander Jesudasan, Pro Vice Chancellor, HITS highlighted the aims of NEP 2020, to develop good, thoughtful, well-rounded and creative individuals. Further, he elaborated on the scope of NEP and the important aspects to revamp the curriculum and update it and making it more relevant to make the students employable and focus on industry connect.

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What is your opinion regarding the flexibility of the courses that 40% of the courses can be taken from other than the original course opted by the student? For example, if a student has opted Mechanical subject, he can take 40% apart from the original subject? The 40% is meant for Electives and not the core area of the programme. For example, if a student wants to go to IIT he can pursue any programme and he can also continue the programme in the university and the credits will be deposited in the Academic Bank of Credits. Contrary to the NEP, Maths is not required for engineering institution what are your views? Professional setting standard bodies will earmark the newer guidelines and will envisage the flexibility, and it will go through a process of reformation. Will the introduction of local languages, vernacular languages reduce the scope of improving English language in HE and result in poor employability? Excelling in local language will not hinder progress. We have examples of China, South Korea excelling. Therefore, due recognition should be given for our mother tongue and respect the implementation of local languages and regain our position to localize the knowledge system in education and not just in communication.

Challenges of the English teacher and that the students have to qualify for GRE, and other competitive exams to pursue education abroad. How will the English teachers cope with this situation? The era has changed, instead of conversing with only one language, students are interested in learning more languages, that is the reason NEP has come to the rescue. We have been consistently relying on English language, and got used to the system, we need not disregard English but also enrich the students with other languages. So far, the Government of India has not been providing specific financial support for the growth and intensification of languages along with English. GRE and TOEFL are not the only ones to be qualified, and the students should get to know the international development that have taken place, English may be the channel, without disregarding English we have to excel in other languages in teaching-learning process.

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NEP aims for 50% GER, by 2035, and states like TN have already achieved the goal. How does the policy manage to take uniform course of action and help the states like TN? Challenges are prevailing; and State Govt. should discuss with the Central Govt. about incentivizing on a state wise basis, encourage and support the achievements of the particular states, and dialogue need to take place and initiated in this regard. Implementation plan is mentioned in the website of Ministry of Education. Documents should be examined and there should be a discussion stage. Is there any direction to conduct one single entrance exam for all aspirants desirous of studying in private universities in India as done in foreign countries? There is a mention regarding admission through entrance examination conducted at national level and it is not only just for the private institution, it is criticized and opposed whether it could have one-point entry, there is no distinction for private and government. There is only one methodology, it is for schools and colleges and the issue is taken up in courts. How the NEP is going to address the credit banking system and there are several institutions of various grades? As a policy, only accredited institutions can become a member of Academic Bank of Credits. Within the accredited institutions it may vary, the minimum requirement is that the institution should be accredited.

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HTBI HEIC ACHIEVEMENT

Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science (HITS) is awarded with 5 Stars for the instituting innovation cell activities carried out through HTBI – HEIC by Ministry of Education (MOE).

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Mr. K. Viswanathan, Mr. S. K. Shankar were nominated as Executive Committee Members in PALS. Mr. C. S. Karunakaran was nominated as Innowah Coordinator.

STUDENTS ACHIEVEMENTS

STARTUP ACHIEVEMENTS

A 2-member team from CSE and IT got selected for the final round of Internship Selection by Lister Digital Systems on 15 January 2021 organised by PALS. Ms. Komail P., from IT got selected for Internship cum Placement with Lister Digital Technologies on 11 February 2021 organized by PALS.

AERO2ASTRO, a HTBI Campus company conducted Instagram Live programme on “Future of Drone Business in India” on 2 July 2020. Way2Workers, has signed two more projects in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh.

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Hindustan Fempower Centre (HFC) Hindustan Fempower Centre has been established to empower women staff members and students. HFC aims to,

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Increase girls’ educational attainment. Provide social protection. Empower women economically. Promote leadership excellence. Create awareness of women’s rights. Eliminate gender inequality. Instil health and hygiene awareness. Inculcate research enquiry. Empower women in digital world.

International Women’s Day

Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor, HITS; and Chairperson, Hindustan Group of Institutions inaugurated the Hindustan Women Empowerment Cell and released the logo of FemPower during the International Women’s Day Celebrations on 8 March 2021. In her Presidential Address, Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese disclosed the theme for Women’s Day 2021 as “Choose to Challenge” with a strong emphasis on the need for women to raise above all challenges and odds like inequality, gender bias and economic disparity.

“Women have the ability to balance both home and career. She possesses the inner strength and immense grace to amaze any men. The bold and brave women should be celebrated for their daring acts.” Special Address

Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese,

Chancellor, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science; & Chairperson, Hindustan Group of Institutions. “A woman should write her own story and must stand for herself and other women. Women must celebrate their wins by creating their own boundaries and flaunt their success”. Chief Guest

Dr. Shantini Theva

Tourism Malaysian Ambassador for Tamil Nadu, Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of Malaysia & Malaysian Actress. “Women should love themselves first and emanate the same love to others around them. Companies these days emphasise more on skillsets than being gender-biased. Women should stay healthy: both physically and mentally, and strive to excel in their field of specifications.” Guest of Honour

Dr. Saranya

Member of Tamil Nadu Commission for Protection of Child Rights.

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(Leadership by Design)w “Leadership & its Attributes”

“Striking a Chord with Emotional Balance”

Dr. Anne Mary Fernandez Former Registrar, University of Madras

Dr. S. N. Sridhara Vice Chancellor, HITS. “Research in You”

“Leader in You”

Ms. Shaan Katari Advocate India – Barrister at Law (Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn UK). “Branding Hindustan”

Mr. Sameer Director, Brand Muni.

Dr. Rita John Professor, Physics, University of Madras.

Fire Side Chat: “Health and Empowerment of Women”

Dr. Susan Marthandan Director, HCAS “Me and My Hashtag”

Ms. Lakshmi Krishnamoorthy Head, Corporate Communications, Aspire Systems.

“Fine Dining”

Mrs. Hemalatha Sreeram Assistant Professor, SOM, HITS

Fempower and Dr. K.C.G. Verghese, Higher Education and Leadership Management (HELM) Centre, HITS organised a Two-day Workshop on (LEADERSHIP BY DESIGN)W on 8 and 9 September 2021. Dr. Anne Mary Fernandez, Former Registrar, University of Madras chaired the event as the Chief Guest. Exclusively organised for 50 staff members comprising women faculty from HITS, KCG College of Technology and Hindustan College of Arts and Science, several sessions were arranged intending to uplift them and instill confidence to excel. www.hindustanuniv.ac.in

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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS “The academic year 2020-2021 started well with series of Webinars being organised by OIA, and large number of students opting for Semester Exchange Programmes in ENAC, IPSA, Politicano de Milano, Dongguk Univeristy, Moscow Aviation Institute etc. and signing of MoUs. We have been successful in getting the King Sejong Institute, a Korean Centre for Korean Language and Culture funded by Korean Government. Collaborations with universities such as University of Leicester, UK, NCKU, Taiwan, Naresuan University, Thailand for Twinning / Double Degree Programmes are being processed and students will have an opportunity to move on to partner universities hastle free.”

Dr. G. ILAVAZHAGAN DIRECTOR

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Dongseo University, Busan, Korea LeTourneau University, USA Global Cyber University, Korea Kymbago University, Kampala

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King Sejong Institute, Korea IUBH University, Germany Adam-Innovation Pvt. Ltd.

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Twenty-Six Students underwent Ubaya Summer Exchange Programme. Seven Students registered for Semester Exchange at Dongguk University. Six Students were sponsored for Ureka Internship on Data Science. Twenty-Six Students participated in the virtual session on “Cyber Security” by Netherland Institute.

30 Students from various departments applied for participating in the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP), and Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas (LPU), Philippines, 1st World Laurel Exchange Programme (Virtual Summer Camp), tagged WorldLEX 2021.

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Webinar on “Research in Autonomous Vehicle” by Dr. Razi Nalin, Executive Associate Dean, Research & Global Initiatives, Purdue School of Engineering & Technology; Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Director, Combustion & Propulsion Research Laboratoryles, Nanotechnology, Purdue University, Indianapolis, USA” was organised on 7 August 2020. Webinar on “Opportunities for Higher Education in France through Network N+I for Students of HITS” was organised on 12 November 2021. Webinar on “Racing with Sun: Creating a Solar Car” by Prof. Gu Fang, Prof Ming Zhao, Dr Dharmappa Hagare, and Dr Ali Hellany from the School of Engineering, Western Sydney University, Australia was organised under the “Global Webinar Series” on 31 March 2021. 380 Students

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of Mechanical, Mechatronics, Automobile and Electrical & Electronics Engineering attended. Webinar on “A Guide for Designing a Meaningful Risk Matrix” & “Digitalization of Construction A case Study – The Indian Context” by Mr. Laurie Bowman, GAICD FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer IntPE (Aus), and Mr. P.K. Vijay, Central Project Organization – ITC Limited was conducted jointly with Association for the advancement of Cost Engineering India Chapter (AACE) – Pragya on 23 January 2021. Webinar on “Engineering – Sustainability” in collaboration with British Council by Dr. Steve Cayzer, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath, UK was held on 22 March 2021.


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KSI ESTABLISH KOREAN LANGUAGE & CULTURE CENTRE AT HITS

Hindustan Institution of Technology & Science got designated as the King Sejong Institute (KSI) operating organization in India on 9 June 2021. Hindustan takes the laurel as the only institute selected in India to establish Korean Language and Culture Centre by KSI. The announcement ceremony organized online in Seoul, South Korea was attended by Dr. Hwang Hee, Minister of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, South Korea; Ms. Hyunhwa Kang, President, King Sejong Institute Foundation (KSIF); Dr. R. W. Alexander Jesudasan, Pro Vice Chancellor, HITS; Ms. Sukhee Lee, Advisor International A fairs, HITS; and Dr. David Easow, Deputy Director-International Affairs, HITS and select dignitaries from around the world.

STUDY OVERSEAS FRANCE

INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS COMPETITION

S. Sampreeth Reddy

Ms. Ashwini Mahakalkar, B. Tech. Aerospace Engineering Batch 2021 has got enrolment in ENAC, Toulouse, France to pursue Postgraduate in Aerospace Systems -Navigation & Telecommunications. Fascinatingly, Ms. Ashwini was a recipient of Charpak Semester Exchange Scholarship with a paid grant of 700 euros p/mo. during IPSA, France's spring intake 2020.

The International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition (IAAC) is an international science competition that enables students from all countries to prove their skills and to unleash their creativity in the fields of Astronomy and

Astrophysics. IAAC gives a unique opportunity to apply skills to challenging problems. Mr. S. Sampreeth Reddy, B. Tech. Aerospace Engineering received Silver Honours at International Astronomy and Astrophysics Competition 2021, in his very first attempt. He aspires to be a Researcher in the field of Particle Physics to unravel the mysteries of Unknown Particles which shape the composition, structure and formation of the Universe.

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PLACEMENT “This is an epoch of technological innovations. The modern educational world is rumbling with the surfs of modernization all around the globe and thus employability is the key focus at Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science; and preparation for the world of work is entrenched in all our innovative programmes. With the help of leading Industries/ Organisations and Academic Experts, we have created programmes that are focused on grooming students for their successful careers.

Ms. KAVITHA VIJAYARAGHAVAN HEAD

I am proud that the students of the current and previous batches have been well-received by the industry. Many of our graduates take up leading roles in large multinational organizations, while others become entrepreneurs leading their own companies. The relationship between our Institution and the Industry is highly synergetic. I express my sincere gratitude to all the organizations that have extended their active co-operation to the Department of Placements in accomplishing its endeavours successfully.”

The year 2021 facilitated

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We continuously reconnoitre for diverse areas of opportunities for placements and maintain liaison with industries for Internships as well as Placements for the student community. The Institution has made constant efforts to provide knowledgebased expert services for satisfying the needs of the industry and thus helping in building a positive attitude in the young minds of this generation and prepare the youths to face the challenges of the corporate world. The Institution gives ample opportunities to all the students to exploit their latent talents. The topics for Employability enhancement programs sessions range from etiquettes to more Industry oriented topics like presentation skills, Interview skills and technical domains.

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We are given timely guidance from a range of specialized faculty members. The curriculum we adopted was matching with real-world business needs. My heartfelt gratitude to the Placement Cell for offering excellent technical and aptitude training that led me to get an offer in a prestigious company. I accepted an offer from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), taking my first step toward a successful career. Live hands-on training provided by experts with the assistance of the placement team gave me the confidence to take on any given professional challenge. Thanks to Hindustan for supporting me in achieving my goal of getting placed in a reputed multinational organization by the year 2021.”

Assistant Systems Engineer Trainee

Ms. Anna Ahna Varghese M. Tech. Civil Engineering

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My postgraduate career in HITS has been a turning point in my life. The placement department’s intensive soft skill training programme by experts has helped me to needle through the interview successfully, and get employment in the best organization like Ramco. Further, with my kind of specialisation in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, the placement cell and my mentors in my department have motivated me by stressing the importance of software in hardcore engineering, and thereby opened up my vistas of opportunity. I shall ever be obliged, and never forget the tireless efforts of the Placement Team and the support extended at this crucial juncture of my career.” Requirements Engineer

Mr. Anirudh Ramesh

M. Tech. Aeronautical Engineering

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I was on cloud nine after getting to know that I’ve got placed in Shell, a dream company for many. I am also very happy for the other two girls who’ve got placed alongside me. It’s the first time Shell has come on campus to our college and I am grateful to everyone who have put efforts into making this possible. Thank you, Hindustan!”

Process Data Engineer

Ms. Poshini Ganesh Kumar

B. Tech. Computer Science and Engineering

Many placements related trainings on technical concepts, aptitude and soft skills by industry experts alongside my self-learning ability has enabled me grab two offers from the companies: CISCO with a CTC of 15 LPA, and Hexaware with a CTC of 3.5 LPA. Here at Hindustan, the curriculum is designed in such a way that, it meets the industry standards and helps the students to keep up with all the emerging industry trends and technologies. I will always be thankful to HITS and the Placement Cell for making my dreams come true.”

Eternal happiness is looking towards the destination, as it is always an enriching travel that is taken so far. These four academic years have served as stepping stones in my study in the field of Aerospace. Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science is an amazing study environment which everyone unanimously agree. I am indebted for my successful years of travel which were made possible by the faculty, department staff, and Placement crew who worked tirelessly to build up my aspirations and constitute them a reality.” Software Engineer

Network Consulting Engineer

Ms. Harini Baskar

B. Tech. Aerospace Engineering

Mr. Rayasam Naga Chakradhar Rao B. Tech. Computer Science and Engineering

Companies Visited - 156 PLACEMENT STATUS

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Mr. Shahrukh Khan MBA Sports Management - Batch 2020 Indian Cricketer.

I'm a proud MBA Sports Management alumnus of Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science. Hindustan is a leading institute in India producing several national athletes in various disciplines of sports and games. I was fortunate enough to be one of the many athletes to have received a scholarship from this institute. Hindustan is known for promoting all kinds of sports and games by not only lending support to the athletes, but also by organising a great number of tournaments over the years through AIU and other agencies. I could proudly say that I have had the valuable opportunity to represent Hindustan in various levels like South Zone Inter-University, All India Inter-University, State and National tournaments. I have also had the valuable opportunity to represent Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy and I'm extremely privileged to represent Kings XI Punjab in the Vivo IPL 2021. I thank my department of Sports and my college for helping in my academics alongside sports. I'm grateful to the Management, and the Director, Mr. Ashok Verghese for supporting me at the peak of my career, and I can't ask for more. The last two years I spent at college were memorable. Thank you Hindustan!"

HINDUSTAN JAMMERZ 3 ON 3 BASKETBALL CHALLENGE 21 February 2021

Organiser: HITS. Result: Runner-up - HITS Women Team. Third place - HITS Mixed Team.

DPE-TNPESU ROLLING TROPHY 11 March 2021

Basketball Men’s Team

Organiser: Tamil Nadu Physical Education Sports University, Chennai. Result: Winners - Basketball Men & Women Team. www.hindustanuniv.ac.in

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Organiser: KCG College of Technology, Karapakkam. Result: Winner – HITS Women Team.

FOUNDER’S TROPHY INTER INSTITUTION BADMINTON TOURNAMENT 10 April 2021 •

National Webinar on “Fitness & Wellness During Covid” by Dr. R. Natarajan, IRS., Asst. Commissioner of GST & Central Excise, Chennai was organised on 22 May 2021. “Hit your Goals @ Home” by Dr. Cephas Jackson, Physical Therapist, TWITCH Physico Care & Wellness Centre, Chennai was organised between 1 and 29 June 2021. Online Fitness Classes for Strength & Conditioning, Pilates, Zumba Fitness, and Yoga were conducted by Mr. K. Prasad, Founder & Director of Ignite Fitness Studio; Ms. Kajal, Pilates Instructor; Ms. Monisha, Zumba Instructor; and Yogacharini Dr. R. Hemamalini, Founder, Shri. Dhanvanthiri & Naturopathy Centre between 16 August and 16 September 2020. Celebrated International Day of Yoga with Yogacharini Dr. S. Loganayagi Founder of Loga Yogalayaa Yoga Centre, Chennai as chief guest on 21 June 2021.

Organiser: KCG College of Technology, Karapakkam. Result: Winners – Overall Trophy.

CHENNAI EQUESTRIAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 17 March 2021

Ms. Lipika Pilli 4th Year, B. Tech. Aeronautical Engineering.

HITS provided me with a gateway for this very adventurous sport-Horse Riding. We have professional trainers to teach us. Lots of opportunities are provided to participate in the national competitions in different parts of India. I have obtained many medals. My institution has supported me to explore the undiscovered passion of my life.”

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HITS Supports Tamil Nadu Covid Relief Fund

Several Institutions and leading organizations have extended support towards Tamil Nadu CM’s COVID Relief Fund and had contributed generously so as to restore normalcy in the state. The Management of Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science have contributed Rs. 50 Lakhs towards the relief fund and have appreciated the kind gesture of their faculty members who have donated their one day’s salary for this noble cause. Seen in the image are Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, CEO, HGI handing over the cheque to the Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Thiru. M.K. Stalin; Dr. (Mrs.) Elizabeth Verghese, Chair Person, HGI; and Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director HITS.

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NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME (NSS)

Mr. K. GNANASEKARAN HEAD

“With unified mission of “Service before Self ”, the Rotaract Club of Hindustan University has been involving in a phenomenal job ranging from mobilizing blood donors, to providing food and groceries for the needy through Rotary, Y's Men and other social trusts.”

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Y’s Men Club of Hindustan Youth was bestowed with Special Appreciation Award for the year 2019-2020. Y's Men's Club of Hindustan Youth, Madras District, South India Region received the Best Youth Club Award for the Y's year 2020-21 for the outstanding service, concern and support.

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Rotaract Club of Hindustan Unviersity received Rotary Citation for the Year 20-21 towards continuous service for the community from the Rotary International. Rotaract Club of Hindustan University won 6 Awards in Glory, an Annual District Rotaract Awards conducted online on 28 June 2020.

STUDENTS ACHIEVEMENTS •

Yy. D. Albinus Sanjeevan and Yy. Akash Venketesan (provide year and specialization details) won the Best Youth Award in the Regional Youth Camp 2020 organised at Black Thunder during December 2020.

Rtr. Navya, 3rd Year, B. Sc. Food Technology from RaC Hindustan University received Harmonious Women Award for her contribution and support towards the Club for the past three years and for her role as Club Treasurer during Penniyam, Women’s Day special events conducted by RaC Madras Cosmos on 6 March 2021.

Celebrated Christmas at ARUWE Old Age Home, Ayanavaram by distributing new dresses along with the Rotaract Club of Hindustan University on 23 December 2020. Celebrated Diwali in Idayankuppam Irular Colony, Thirupporur on 8 November 2020. Sweets were distributed to 50 families and water bottles were distributed to tribal children. Similar celebration was done at Naduvakkarai, Mamallaburam wherein sweets and clothes were distributed to 50 poor families on 7 November 2020. Celebrated Independence Day at Little Drops Home, Mangadu along with the Rotary Club of Chennai Capital on 15 August 2020. Rtn. D. K. Jain, President, Rotary Club of Chennai Capital and Rtr. Gokulakrishnan, President, Rotaract Club hoisted the flag. The team distributed cloths and facemask to the home people.

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Set up a mini Library in Surabhi Trust, an orphanage home at Anna Nagar on 25 April 2021. Books were sponsored by the Rotaractors of Hindustan University. Organised Village Sports Meet at our adopted villages in association with Rotary Club of Chennai Capital along with Rotaract Club of Hindustan University on 27 and 28 February, and 6 March 2021. 10 Cricket teams and 18 Volleyball teams from various villages participated. Underwent Board Official Training Session (BOTS) benefitting over 28 Rotaractors from 15 to 17 July 2020. Sessions were handled by Rtn. Shriram Duvvuri, District Youth Service Director; Rtr. Khumaravelu, District Trainer, RID 3201; and Rtr. Deepak Chandrashaker, District Trainer, RID 3232. Volunteered (20 students) in conducting Tamil Nadu Elections on 5 and 6 April 2021 along with District Police Office, Chengalpattu. Remuneration and Certificate of Appreciation were given to all students by the District Police Officials.

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Hindustan Group of Institutions jointly with Dr. K.C.G. Verghese Charitable Trust expressed its oneness with the public during this pandemic and contributed immensely by its innovation and relief activities, worth over Rs. 1.4 Crore. Hindustan Covid Camps reached out to over 5000 families by distributing essential groceries like dhall, rice, oil etc., and medical kits that amounted over Rs. 50 lakhs. The camp was set successfully at various places including Illalur, Kayaar, Venbedu, Idayankuppam, Thirupporur, Padur, Kelambakkam, Pudupakkam, Neelangarai and Injambakkam, Chennai, and all Chengalpattu districts.

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The Rotaract Club of Hindustan University received Rotary Citation from Rotary International for Outstanding Community Service for the year 2021.

Taking cognizance of the severe pandemic situation in India, the faculty of Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany with whom Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS) is enjoying a partnership through DAAD since 2018, have come forward to donate Rs 50 Lakhs worth equipment and kits such as Oximeters, Oxygen

BEST YOUTH CLUB AWARD

Y's Men Club of Hindustan Youth received the Best Youth Club award for the outstanding service and support rendered to the Madras District, South India Region for the year 202021 from District Governor Y's Men Muralidharan on 24 April 2021. HRM Y's Men Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese presided over the event.

Concentrators, Medical FFP Masks and Protection Kits which were distributed to the deserving covid affected communities near Padur village where the institution is located. Trier University got support from various organisations such as C V Association of Catholic Student fraternities, Rotary Club, General German Automobile Association, Association of German Engineers and R. Stahl for the logistics of the equipment and other requirements.

APPRECIATION AWARD - COVID 19 PROJECTS

Y's Men’s Club of Chennai OMR was bestowed with Appreciation Award for Covid 19 Projects 2020-21 from Y’s Men International Madras District.

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FG. OFFR. GIRI RANGARAJAN FLYING OFFICER

“Acquired leadership qualities and never give up attitude truly made our NCC cadets excel even during the pandemic conditions. It gives me immense pleasure in reporting the achievements of our cadets in joining the defence at IAF, involving in social works, Covid 19 relief works and counselling infected patient besides participating various online events conducted by the NCC Directorate and DG NCC.”

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CWO Maelona Evelyn S. and Mr. Aabha K Awere 3rd Years, B. Tech. Aerospace Engineering got promoted as CSUOCadet Senior Under Officer. Mr. Bhargav Yedla and Mr. Kolluru Harsha Vardan, 4th Year, B. Tech. Aerospace Engineering got promoted as CWOCadet Warrant Officers. CWO P Hemanth Kumar, 4th Year, B. Tech. Aerospace Engineering and a 2019 passed out Cadet got recommended to join in IAF as Pilots. CWO P. Hemanth Kumar got recommended from 3 AFSB, Gandhi Nagar for induction in IAF Flying Branch as Pilot during April and to report on 20 May 2021 at Air HQ, Delhi.

Mr. Kushali Bhavsar, (Batch 2019 - B. Tech. Aerospace Engineering) got recommended from 12 SSB Bangalore for SSC Pilot Entry on 29 April 2021 and from Bhopal SSB for Naval Constructor for Aero Space. CWO Maelona Evelyn S. got selected for the Republic Day Celebrations 2021 Training Camp - Competitions (RDC2021) in the Best Cadet- SW event to represent Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Andaman Nicobar NCC Dte and was further selected to RDC2021 Launch Camp. CWO Maelona Evelyn S. represented Tamil Nadu in the Youth Exchange Programme -2021 selection in the category of Best Cadet - SW in Air Wing NCC.

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HITS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (HITSAA)

Ms. V. S. PRAGATHA COORDINATOR

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Launched Tenka (Ignition) Programme and inaugurated Students’ Chapter of AACE in HITS on 15 August 2020. Conducted Gyan Disha 2020 successfully on MS Teams from 8 to 11 July 2020. 17 Alumni participated in the event as Jury members. Cash prizes worth Rs. 80, 000/were distributed for outstanding representations. Contribution of Rs. 60,000/- was donated by Hindustan Alumni Covid Warriors towards relief measures. Distributed 250 Relief Kits as a part of Covid relief measures on 21 May 2020. A total of 2000 masks were sponsored and distributed by 1992 Alumni Batch on 10 June 2020. Webinar on “Project Management & Provoking Project Professionals” by Mr. Yonezawa Tetsuya, President, AACE Japan; & Ms. Bindu Amin, Cost Specialist, Husky Energy in Calgary, Canada was arranged by Mr. Sankar S., Director Reg 8, AACE International on 17 October 2020. Organised Oman Leadership Webinar 2020 by Ms. M. Jessy Mathew (MBA-1996), Director, Al Watania Grp, Oman on 6 June 2020. Organised Motivational Speech by Mr. Arun Felbin, RM, KEC International, RPG Group to the first-year students on 21 September 2020. Organised Online Annual Alumni Meet 2020 on 12 December 2020. A whooping number of over 200 Alumni partook with enthusiasm. Guest Lecture on “Introduction to Digital Transformation” by Mr. Kaushal W., VP, Adam I Japan & Mr. Sathish K., AVP, Adam I Japan was organised on 24 April 2021. Guest Lecture on “Clarity in Higher Education in Australia-Alum’s Perspective” by Dr. Harikrishna M. (Civil-2012), Structural Engineer, Scottsdale Construction Systems was organised on 5 November 2020.

It has been 33 years to the day, since I joined Hindustan. We were the fourth batch in a young college. Both of us wanted to grow and both of us held hands. The college held our hands and we latched onto it. It has been 29 years since I passed out, and 4 years since we celebrated our Silver Jubilee Reunion at the college. And I am a proud Alumnus of Hindustan! Alumni are great role models for current students and are often well-placed to offer practical support to students as they start their careers. Alumni are the national and international ambassadors of the college. Alumni can help students get placed at their respective organizations. Alumni can play an active role in voluntary programmes like mentoring students in their areas of expertise. Alumni could also play a significant role in contributing scholarships to deserving students. Alumni are the lifeline of an Institution. We have representations in Corporate Life, Sports, Banking Sectors, Government, Bureaucracy, Politics and whatever field you can name. We are a powerful group all of whom have a shared identity, a shared alma mater and a common strength. We are, and will always be known as HINDUSTANIANS, foremost. It is our identity. It is our visiting card. You cannot remove the Hindustan gene that is within us. Within the country and outside the country, the bond remains forever with our batchmates and with our professors. There is always an anecdote or an incident which will instantly connect us with our batchmates, our college and our professors. The storage space in our minds will always be filled with memories created in college or during later visits. Today's Students are tomorrow's Alumni. As a Student, you create memories. As an Alumni, you come back to recollect the memories. Be a proud student today and a proud Alumni tomorrow.

Mr. B. N. Kamal

CLASS OF 1992 (Civil Engineering) HITSAA President

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Hindustan Ranked World’s #4!

Global dancers shook their legs in a challenge to perform a dance reel to the song Jerusalema, a gospel-influenced house song by South African producer Master KG and performed by singer-songwriter Nomcebo. Adapted from an old gospel hymn, titled Jerusalem Ikhaya Lami (Jerusalem My Home) The sensational dance challenge took off in February 2020 during the Covid-19 lockdown and has since then been popular. Hindustan’s Spring Boots Dance Club’s Jerusalema Dance Challenge capturing the iconic spots of Hindustan University grew viral since its release during the Fresher’s Day celebration of the University. The team acclaimed global fame by being ranked FOURTH in the Jerusalema Top 10 Dance Challenge . Watch our students perform and get into the groove of it!

Classical Dance-Soul’s Hidden Language Bharatanatyam, one of the oldest classical dance traditions in India has been nurtured in the temples and courts since the ancient era. Decked in vibrant colours of sari made of a specially stitched pleated cloth, the dancers are adorned with jewellery and conventional makeup. It was a sheer pleasure to witness Hindustan’s classical dancers outshine all in the recent national virtual competitions held in March. Ms. V. Sagarika, I Year, B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering bagged the FIRST place in Solo Classical Dance competition at “Shreyas 2k21” held on 22 March 2021. In a similar event, organized by SSN College titled “INSTINCTS”, Mr. Dhanush D., II Year B.Tech. Aerospace Eng neering won the SECOND place in Solo Classical Dance competition on 30 March 2021.

Rising Star Conquering the Mic "Music is the language of the spirit" voiced writer Khalil Gibran. It is believed that music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. In an online Solo Singing Competition organized by National Institute of Fashion Technology in May, Ms. Varsha S Nair, I BA English, secured the Runner up position and was rewarded a cash prize of Rs.2500. She sent a video of herself singing a cover of the popular song “Lovely” Billie 104 Eilish ft. Khalid. The entire event was streamed on YouTube. Hcellence 2021


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Hindustan Pongalo Pongal

THIRUKURAL - Chapter: Farming English Couplet 1036: For those who 've left what all men love no place is found, When they with folded hands remain who till the ground. Explanation: If the farmer's hands are slackened, even the ascetic state will fail. Watch Hindustan celebrate its thanksgiving ceremony for the year harvest through dance, and exchange gifts to renew social bonds of solidarity!

Pongal, a multi-day harvest festival of South India, particularly Tamil Nadu, is observed at the start of the month Tai (as per Tamil Solar Calendar) when crops like rice, sugarcane, turmeric etc. are harvested. Dedicated to the Sun God, the Surya, festive celebrations include preparing Pongal, a traditional dish made in clay pot from the new harvest of rice boiled in milk with jaggery accompanied with a kulavai sound while bubbling up; decorating cows and their horns, indulging in rice-powder based kolam artworks, offering prayers in the home, temples, and getting together with family and friends. Hindustan Dance Team rejoiced the bounty of nature through a traditional “HINDUSTAN PONGALO PONGAL” dance. The video captured the festivity and the rituals performed during the day in a fast yet graceful moves.

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Varsha M | Nisha NRK | Udaya Lakshmi N | K Danush Datthathiryan | Shirley Armstrong Janani V | Shalini K | Daniya Lakshmi S Om | Kishore Ram RG | Sagarika V | Maria Jenita Aiden Elias Sebastian Oviya U | Bhargavi B, Harris Rueben | Aishvarya G Samuel Xavier | Bhargavi R, Prashi Sachen | Vaishali.

Folklore 2021 - Symphony of the World In a grand show organised by American International University Bangladesh (AIUB), “Folklore 2021 - Symphony of the World” observed over 200 incredible students’ performances from 16 esteemed institutions of 9 different countries across the globe through zoom platform on 21 February 2021. Hindustan Pongalo Pongal video involving 21 students choreographed by Mr. Prabhu Dhanasekar, Cultural Advisor HITS; and supported by Mr. B. Royson, Cultural Coordinator & Officer, Student Affairs, HITS was played at Slot 6.

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5th Year, B.Arch.

REVIEWING ARCHITECTURE THROUGH LITERATURE, MUSIC, & ART. Ms. Graffie Rayan G.

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LIQUID ROCKET ENGINE

FABRICATION OF OBSTACLES AVOIDANCE DRONE

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Mr. Lokeshwar | M., Mr. Hari Krishnan K.J., | Mr. Gokulakrishnan S., Mr. Rogith S. 4th Year, B.Tech. Aeronautical

Mr. Sridhar A.S., | Mr. Redlin Jijo M., Mr. Dora MSVV, | Mr. Akash P. 4th Year, B.Tech. Aerospace

Best Design Collections

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STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF SPACECRAFT LANDING SYSTEM

Mr. Jishnu P.P., Mr. Vikranth Rahul R.

4th Year, B.Tech. Aerospace

Ms. Devikripa N.

3rd Year BSc. Fashion Design

Ms. Mohammad Gousia Khan 3rd Year BSc. Fashion Design

Ms. Elizabeth Jacob

3rd Year BSc. Fashion Design

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Ms. Balambigai

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Ms. Dinaish Kaizad Mistry 2nd Year, BA Triple Major

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Self-confidence means believing in yourself and building up your brain towards it. I mean building up your brain and making it understand that you can do what you think. Having self-confidence helps in various things. But mostly people fail to do. People really lack in self-confidence for a good and healthy life. To gain self-confidence you need to explore and see deep into yourself and believe that you have the ability and you are capable to overcome the obstacles and daily challenges. Self-confidence is a kind of thing which cannot be taught by others. It is built inside yourself. If you lose your self-confidence, then you fail to face your difficulties. Self-confidence is the important key to achieve your goal. In short “SELF-CONFIDENCE IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS”.

Self Confidence

Ms. Priyanka V.

4th Year, B.Tech. Aeronautical

Snapdragons

Blooms in summer shades Spread as carpet raids Perched in my stone-brick wall Where dandelions come to call Welcome wildflower snapdragons. Colors of pink and orangeades Adore my rock brocades Shoots anew early morn Seek a place in my barn Fiery as the name resounds Snapdragons bloom. Ms. Anjali Ramani 3rd Year, BBA General

How to Kick a Bad Habit To Kick a Bad Habit,

Mr. Yasam Sharon 4th Year, B. Tech. CSE

1. Control Your Eyes: “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light,” 2. Do not believe your heart believe your mind: “Whosoever is trusting in his heart is a fool for it seeks your comfort, and whosoever is walking in wisdom is delivered for the mind sees the future. 3. Be careful what you are doing: “The present decides your destination.” Imagine your destination and do things accordingly. www.hindustanuniv.ac.in

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Mr. K. Deeban Prasath 3rd Year, Vis. Com.

PHOTOGRAPHY Mr. S.M. Sundar 1st Year, Vis. Com.

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NO LONGER

Mr. Aravindan K.

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I no longer light for the sun And call it my own, For I have now realized. It does belong to me Like the silence Belongs to the night Or the fragrance Belongs to the moon lily. It is mine, And yet I no longer claim it, As my own. For it belongs as much To the blades of grass that smile, As it wakes them up; It belongs as much to the waves, That splash around, Under its radiant glory... It belongs as much To the little brown one-eyed mongrel, Stretching itself out on the stone path... How true - I do not own the sun, And yet, it most certainly is. Mine..

Mr. Niteesh Cheerladinne

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4th Year, B.Tech. Mechanical.

Mr. Adithya Premlal P V 1st Year, Vis. Com.

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THE REAL DESIRE TO EXCEL

A man once ted a temple that was under construction where he saw a sculptor making an idol of God. Suddenly, he noticed a similar idol lying nearby. Surprised, he asked the sculptor, "Do you need two statues of the same idol?" "No," said the sculptor without looking up, "We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage." The gentleman examined the idol, and found no apparent damage. "Where is the damage?" he asked. "There is a scratch on the nose of the idol," said the sculptor, still busy with his work. Where are going to install the idol?" The sculptor replied that it would be installed on a pillar twenty feet high. "If the idol is that far, who is going to know that there is a scratch on the nose?" the gentleman asked. The sculptor stopped his work, looked up at the gentleman, smiled and said, "I will know it." The desire to excel is exclusive of the fact whether someone else appreciates it or not. Mr. Joel Evans "Excellence" is a drive from inside, not outside. 4th Year, B.Tech. IT.

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ALADDIN

RICHIE

MICKEY

DEXTER

SCOOBY

TOM & JERRY

MR. BEAN Mr. MuthuRaj B. 4th Year, B.Tech. IT.

DALE & CHIP

ALADDIN Taught nothing is impossible MICKEY Taught to be a good person SCOOBY Taught to never be afraid of screwing up TOM & JERRY Taught friendship DALE AND CHIP Taught no matter how small you can still rock RICHIE Taught never be proud DEXTER Taught science was fun MR. BEAN Taught to make everyone laugh

Seize The Day Look into the Stars for the light of night, Forgive everyone let that be the way, Soon time will heal your thoughts and pain. Darkness will evade, tears will go away, Cage your mind with colours peace will come your way. Release the negative, let in positive ideas, Love yourself, Live the moment. Mr. Fazil Ahamed S 4th Year, B.Tech. IT.

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THE CAGED BIRD She was locked in her beautiful home, Called the cage. All the songs she sang were The ones people wanted to hear. Inside the small body laid a tiny heart That burnt with rage. For the desire of freedom, Like a phoenix rising from the ash, She will take her wings and soar, In the sky reaching her pinnacle.

Ms. Jemima

4th Year, B.Tech. Bio Technology

Interesting Facts A Snail can sleep for 3 years An Ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain. To escape the grip of crocodile’s jaw, push your thumb into its eyeballs. It will let you go instantly. Ants never sleep. Also, they don’t have lungs! A Woodpecker can peck 20 times per second. If you cut off a snail’s eye, it will grow a new one. Jellyfish evaporate in the Sun. At birth, a baby panda is smaller than a mouse. Mr. Maharajan S.

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Life is a spring, It’s a song to sing, You have to bloom, And never doom. Life is a summer, You have to agonize, Bestowing to your feats, Sow hard work seeds. Life is a rain, Don’t let it go in futile, Drench yourself in philosophy, Relish its stunning geography. Life is an autumn, Sometimes you fall to the bottom, Like the leaves in this season, Which turn brown and crimson. Life is a winter, It’s like a splinter, Between good and bad. Sometimes life may appear ruthless, It might pierce you like a dagger, But it can also turn to be virtuous, If you like the triumph ladder. Ms. Rajana Rivetha

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There Can Only Be One Most Important Thing!

All human beings have the same number of hours in a day, but why do some humans achieve a lot in a day compared to others? How do they complete the work that they had to do where many others don’t? In my opinion, it’s because their focus is narrowed, i.e., they are concentrated on a particular work rather than putting up a lot in mind and spending half of their thinking what to do first and next. They go small. To line up your priorities and to act accordingly is a smart way to spend your day because achievements occur step by step not all at once. There is a saying that “when one tries to catch two rabbits at a time, he’ll catch neither “. In the same perspective, when a person tries to achieve more than one goal at a time, he’ll achieve none. An intellectual way to work towards your goals is to know which is the most important, which can be the first domino, and then work towards it and complete the work. It saves a lot of time as well as energy which the person can use to work towards the next goal. Keep completing the goals one by one until the lead domino is found and knocked up. Simultaneously doing more than a single work is not effective. Multitasking is a lie. A research proved that a person who is multi-tasking commits more mistakes and commonly makes poor decisions than the non-multitasker whose focus is narrowed. When you do one right thing, you don’t have to look for consequences and monitor everything around you. Ms. Sandya Jalesh Kumar

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3rd Year, B.Tech. IT.

It's dark and the world seems quieter, Almost dead; My vessel is devoid of emotion. Afloat into nothingness with my arms stretched, I welcomed apathy. A single spark flows from the core to my fingertips; Heavy are my eye lids, sound is my body. The weight of my head is lifted off my shoulders, My vessel feels no longer mine. I take no charge, I bear no responsibility. Detached from all of mankind, I finally find solace. I'm not asleep, nor awake, Stuck in the middle between dreams and reality; Not a single thought in mind. I have forgotten love and pain. Where has this peace been hiding? Why was it kept from me? Doesn't matter, it's here to stay. It's still dark and time seems to have frozen, Can this last forever? I feel the itch of a sunrise and I dread the end of this bliss, Please, may I have another moment? Ms. Dinaish Kaizad Mistry 2nd Year, BA Triple Major

Mr. Gokul Satheesh 4th Year, B. Tech. IT.

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B.Tech. Aeronautical Engineering

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B. Arch.

School of Planning Architecture & Design Excellence

B.Tech. Aeronautical Engineering

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M. Arch.

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School of Planning Architecture & Design Excellence


B. Tech. Civil Engineering

Master of Computer Applications

School of Computing Sciences

School of Building Sciences


B. Tech. Information Technology

B. Tech. Computer Science & Engineering

School of Computing Sciences


B. Tech. Electronics & Communication Engineering

B. Tech. Electronics & Communication Engineering

School of Electrical Sciences


B.Tech. Electrical & Electronics Engineering

B. Tech. Electronics & Communication Engineering

School of Electrical Sciences


B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering

B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Sciences


B.Tech. Mechatronics Engineering

M.Tech. Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Sciences


B.Tech. Automobile Engineering

B.Tech. Automobile Engineering

School of Mechanical Sciences


School of Management

Master of Business Administration

B.Tech. Chemical Engineering & Bio Technology

School of Mechanical Sciences


Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Computer Applications

School of Liberal Arts & Applied Sciences


B.Sc. Visual Communication

Bachelor of Commerce

School of Liberal Arts & Applied Sciences


B. Sc. Fashion, Design & Arts

B. Sc. Food Technology

School of Liberal Arts & Applied Sciences


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AIR 95 DESAI MANISH

AIR 95 MOULI BASKAR

AIR 107 ABINAYA

AIR 107 SANTHOSH KUMAR

HINDUSTAN STUDENT COUNCIL AIR 238 K NAVEEN KUMAR

AIR 267 MAHESH REDDY

AIR 304 P AMARNATH

AIR 355 DEEBAK VIJAY

(2020-2021) VICE PRESIDENT

GENERAL SECRETARY

Ms. LIPIKA PILLI Aeronautical Engineering

Mr. SHIJO PRAKASH Information Technology

JOINT SECRETARY

TREASURER

JOINT TREASURER

Ms. MARIAM ABRAHAM Computer Science Engineering

Ms. POORNIMA MOHAN BBA (TTM)

Mr. D. ALBINUS SANJEEVAN Information Technology Cyber

CULTURAL SECRETARY

JOINT CULTURAL SECRETARY

SPORTS SECRETARY

Mr. HEMANTH RJ Electronics & Communication Engineering

Ms. S. SRINIDHI Aeronautical Engineering

Mr. M. SARATH Computer Science Engineering

PRESIDENT

Mr. ABHISHEK VARADARAJAN Chemical Engineering

AIR 401 SYED AFRAAZ

AIR 530 JISHNU

AIR 605 NAGA VIKAS KOTHAPALLI

AIR 461 NAMRATHA

AIR 605 VENKATA NARENDRA

AIR 883 SWANTH SIVASAI


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EDITOR

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Ms. KEERTHIKA B Aeronautical Engineering

Ms. CAROLYN MARIAM THARAKAN Aerospace Engineering

Mr. OMKAR BHUPESH TEKADE BCA

PLACEMENT SECRETARY

JOINT

HOSTEL SECRETARY

HOSTEL SECRETARY

Mr.TEJASV CHAUHAN Aerospace Engineering

Ms. PRANEETHA MARUPUDI Aerospace Engineering

M . M. TARAKESWARI POOJA ECE

Mr. NITHIN THOMAS Aerospace Engineering

CLUBS SECRETARY

JOINT CLUBS SECRETARY

SECRETARY TECHNICAL CLUBS

JOINT SECRETARY

Ms. SHIVANI SANTHOSH KUMAR CSE

Mr. AVINASH MALLICK CSE

Mr. HEMANTH PRASANNA R Mechanical

Mr. Y. SHREE CHANDRA Aerospace Engineering

PLACEMENT SECRETARY

JOINT

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Ms. K. POOJA SR B. Com

JOINT

TECHNICAL CLUBS

STUDENT COORDINATOR - WAYS

NCC REPRESENTATIVE

NSS REPRESENTATIVE

Mr. E. SAI DHANUSH GUPTHA Aerospace Engineering

Mr. AABHA KASHINATH AWERE Aerospace Engineering

Mr. MUJIBUR RAHMAN K Mechanical

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EDITORIAL TEAM CORE TEAM Ms. G. B. Hemadarshini, Editor & Assistant Professor - Languages. Mr. L. Chandru, Manager - Designer-Hcellence 2021. Mr. Ashwin, Photographer. FACULTY COORDINATORS Dr. Sherine Joy, Head, Languages & Rankings. Ms. Kavitha Vijayaraghavan, Head, Placements. Ms. T. Sivagangai, Assistant Professor, School of Aeronautical Sciences. Ms. Tanya Devotta, Assistant Professor, School of Planning Architecture & Design Excellence. Mr. J. Samuel, Assistant Professor, School of Building Sciences. Mr. D. Praveen Kumar, Assistant Professor, CSE, School of Computing Sciences. Ms. N. Meenakshi, Assistant Professor, IT, School of Computing Sciences. Ms. B.C. Kavitha, Assistant Professor, ECE, School of Electrical Sciences. Mr. N. Karthik, Assistant Professor, EEE, School of Electrical Sciences. Mr. M. Vinoth Kumar, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engg., School of Mechanical Sciences. Mr. T. Shanmuganathan, Assistant Professor, Automobile Engg., School of Mechanical Sciences. Dr. B. Vivekanandan, Head, Chemical Engineering, School of Mechanical Sciences. Dr. M. K. Badri Narayanan, Head, School of Management. Dr. M. Selvamuthukumaran, Head, Food Technology, School of Liberal Arts & Applied Sciences. Dr. Afrose Fathima, Head, Fashion, Design & Arts, School of Liberal Arts & Applied Sciences. Ms. T. Derifa, Assistant Professor, School of Law. Dr. G. Kavitha, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, School of Science & Humanities. Dr. B. Gajalakshmi, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, School of Science & Humanities. Dr. Parthasarathy, Head, Physics, School of Science & Humanities. Ms. V. S. Pragatha, Dy. Registrar & Coordiantor, HITSAA. Mr. K. Gnanasekaran, NSS Coordinator & Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering. Mr. D. Vijayabhaskar, Assistant Professor, Visual Communication, SLAAS. Mr. B. Royson, Cultural Coordinator & Officer, Students Affair. STUDENTS COORDINATORS Ms. Carolyn Mariam Tharakan, 3rd Year, B. Tech. Aerospace Engineering. Mr. Avinash Mallick, 3rd Year, B. Tech. Computer Science & Engineering. Ms. Mansi Sharma, 2nd B. A. English. Ms. Sarah Mathew, 2nd B. Sc. Food Technology Ms. Aparajethaa K., 2nd B. Tech. Aerospace Engineering.

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