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Volume 03, August 2014

COMED-K ENTRANCE EXAMINATION (12th May 2013) th

COMED-K entrance examination 2013 was held in the college premises on 12 May 2013. Over 600 students wrote this entrance examination. It was carried out successfully with all the required facilities.

DIGITAL VALUATION OF ANSWER SCRIPTS OF VTU EXAMINATION (June 2013) VTU exam valuation for UG courses and MBA has been allotted to KSSEM for the third consecutive year as the college is well equipped with good infrastructure. The online valuation was carried out successfully and was completed within the expected duration so that results were uploaded well before the schedule.

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A Placement training was organized for the 7 semester students of all the branches from 29 Jul 2013 to 10 Aug 2013. The training was rendered by Global Career Point, Hyderabad. The students were trained on practicing analytical ability, quantitative aptitude and soft skills.

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (29th Jul 2013) A faculty development programme is conducted every year for the newly recruited staff and the existing faculty on teaching methodologies. This three day programme was inaugurated on 29thJul 2013 by Sri. K. Subramanyam Naidu, President, Kammavari Sangam. This effective FDP was organized and rendered by Dr. S. N. Sridhara, Principal/Director, KSSEM. This FDP was very knowledgeable for all the teaching staffs as Principal delivered aspects of teaching methodologies and team building. On the second day, activities were conducted for the faculties that illustrated team building. On the final day, faculties of various departments were asked to give a mock class room presentation and the feedback was given towards improving the presentation skills. In the afternoon session of the final day, valedictory function was organized and presided by Sri. K. Subramanyam Naidu, President, Kammavari Sangam and Sri. M. Srinivas Murthy, Treasurer, Kammavari Sangam. The programme was ended with valuable words from the dignitaries.

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PLANTATION PROGRAMME (2nd Aug 2013) Tree planting is the most popular Earth Day event and one of the most common activities people associate with helping the Earth. KSSEM motivates “GO GREEN” and with this view a Plantation programme was conducted in the college premises organized by Axis Bank. The programme was initiated by Dr. S. N. Sridhara, Principal/Director, KSSEM. The staff and students of various departments also participated in the programme and made the event fruitful.

PLACEMENT TRAINING FOR III SEMESTER (5th Aug 2013) A Placement training was organized for the 3rd semester students of all the branches from 5thAug 2013 to 7thAug 2013. The training was rendered by J V Global Point, Bangalore. The students were trained on soft skills.

INAUGURATION OF FIRST YEAR CLASSES (10th Aug 2013) First Year BE classes of 2013-14 was inaugurated on 10thAug 2013 at KSSEM. Sri P. V. Kuppaswamy Naidu, Former Chairman, Advisory committee, Kammavari Sangham and Sri K. Krishna, former President, Kammavari Sangham were the Guest of Honors and Sri. Col. Ramesh Raman(Rtd) was the Chief Guest. The chief guest Sri. Col. Ramesh Raman gave an inspirational talk to the young budding engineers. He addressed the gathering with his thought provoking words about patriotism, the sacrifice made by the army men in the Indian borders, opportunities for the youngsters in the Indian Army. The chief guest was felicitated by the management of Kammavari Sangam. The second edition of Newsletter of KSSEM, ‘Pragathi’ was released by the dignitaries as a part of the function. The Newsletter depicts the progress made by the institute in past one year. The faculties of each department were appreciated with certificates and cash prices for giving 100% result in the subjects they handled and also for securing highest student feedback. The

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student toppers of each department were felicitated which highly motivated other students to reach higher levels. In the afternoon session, by Dr. S. N. Sridhara, Principal, KSSEM, addressed the newly admitted students and their parents with a presentation, that made them learn about the university regulations, the current employment opportunities, the methods which students must enhance to raise their learning capability. The students were issued kits that contained laboratory records, assignment books, newsletter, and syllabus.

INDUCTION PROGRAMME FOR FIRST YEAR STUDENTS (12th Aug 2013) An induction programme was conducted by Dr. S. N. Sridhara, Principal, KSSEM, for the newly admitted students of UG courses. Through this session, the students were instructed about the norms of the university and the institution. The Principal educated the students about various methodologies through which any student can reach a great height in educational career.

CASIO CALCULATOR EXIHIBITION (13th Aug 2013) Calculator Exhibition is arranged in the campus to bring awareness of different new models of CASIO calculators. A one day calculator exhibition was organized on 13rd Aug 2013. Students were given special discount on calculators. Students and faculty picked up many calculators.

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INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION (15th Aug 2013) KSSEM motivates students and the staff towards patriotism and always encourages celebrating the national festivals by saluting the great freedom fighters. In this view, KSSEM celebrated the 67th Independence Day with a national pride. The management of KSSEM presided over the function. The National Flag was hoisted by Sri. K. Subramanyam Naidu, President and Sri. S. R. Naidu, Secretary, Kammavari Sangam. They encouraged the staff and students to actively participate in national activities and to be good and responsible citizens of the nation.

BOOK EXHIBITION (22nd Aug 2013) Book Exhibition is arranged annually in the campus to bring awareness and motivate students to buy books and also to develop reading habit. A two day book exhibition was organized on 22nd and 23rd Aug 2013. The purpose was to have a panoramic view of books available in all the subjects. Books of first semester engineering and general title books were exhibited for students and staffs. Students and faculty picked many books.

TEACHER’S DAY CELEBRATION (5th Sept 2013) Teachers' Day is celebrated as a tribute to the valuable contribution made by teachers to the society by imparting knowledge , enlightening and shaping the career of students. Across the nation, tributes are paid to noted scholar and former president Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan to celebrate his birth anniversary. The students and staff of KSSEM paid tribute to this great personality on 5th September and celebrated teacher’s day. Principal and staff of all the departments participated in the cake cutting ceremony, along with the students.

VTU INTERCOLLEGIATE ARCHERY TOURNAMENT (11th Sept 2013)

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KSIT and KSSEM jointly organized VTU intercollegiate archery tournament on 11th and 12th September 2013. Various colleges under VTU participated in the tournament. The winners were awarded with medals and certificates.

GANESHA CHATURTHI CELEBRATION (16th Sept 2013) It is believed that Lord Ganesha bestows his presence on earth for all his devotees during Ganesha Chaturthi. To seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha, KSSEM celebrated the festival in the college campus from 16th Sept 2013 to 18th Sept 2013.

KABADDI TOURNAMENT (18th Sept 2013) Students of KSSEM participated in VTU level Kabaddi tournament, held at Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bangalore.

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The Parent-Teacher’s meeting for the first year students was held on 21 September 2013. Dr. Vijayalakshmi Akella, Professor and Head, Department of Civil Engineering, addressed the parents and students regarding the events that took place in previous semester, discipline students should maintain, performance of the students in the first internal assessment and the improvements to be made for their betterment. She also presented the scenario of current employment opportunities and the ways to get prepared to reach the expectations of industries. Later, the students and parents met their respective mentors and learnt about the strengths, weakness of their wards and were advised to overcome the noticed shortcomings. Most of the parents appreciated the measures taken by the institute and expressed their gratitude.

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION (21st Sept 2013) Birthday of all the staffs of KSSEM that fell in the month of November 2012 to September 2013 was celebrated on 21st September 2013 in Kaviratna Kalidasa Auditorium. On behalf of everyone, Hon. Secretary, Sri. S. R. Naidu, cut the cake. Various events like housie, antakshari were conducted for the staff and everyone enjoyed the event.

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WOMEN AWARENESS PROGRAMME (28th Sept 2013) Dr. Jayanti S. Thumasi , Consultant Breast Oncologist, Global Cancer Institute, BGS Global Hospital, Bangalore, was invited in association with Rotary club to address all the female staff of KSSEM, the awareness of breast and cervical cancer. She started her presentation with the statement “I am here not to scare you with the word cancer” and educated the audience different causes, preventions, self-examination process and early detection of cancer. The presentation ended with the questionnaire.

AYUDHA POOJA (12th Oct 2013) The Ayudha Pooja is a worship of whatever implements one may use in one's livelihood. Ayudha pooja was celebrated on 12th October 2013 in all the departments. The management members had joined the pooja. Delicious prasadam was distributed to all.

BLOOD DONATION CAMP (25th Oct 2013) The gift of blood is the gift of life. There is no substitute for human blood. Every two seconds someone needs blood and the fact is Blood cannot be manufactured – it can only come from generous donors. Blood donation camp was organized in association with Rotary club on 25th October 2013. It was a simple four-step process: registration, medical history and mini-physical, donation and refreshments. The students and staff had participated in the camp by donating their precious blood. Every blood donor was given a mini-physical, checking the donor's temperature, blood pressure, pulse and haemoglobin to ensure that it is safe for the donor to give blood. Students from various departments had volunteered the camp. By the end of the camp, total 280 bottles of blood had been collected.

INAUGURATION OF PLACEMENT CELL (28th Oct 2013) The placement cell was inaugurated on 28th October 2013 by the management members and Principal/Director. The management members wished the placement cell to carry out the placement activities successfully.

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CAMPUS POOL DRIVE (30th Oct 2013) KSSEM is privileged to conduct the first campus pool drive of KnowX Innovation, Bangalore on 30th October 2013. 240 students of various colleges had participated in the pool drive. The drive started with the Aptitude test and the qualified students proceeded to group discussion, technical round and HR round.

INAUGURATION OF FIRST YEAR CLASSES OF MBA & MTECH (9th Nov 2013) th

First Year M.Tech and MBA classes of 2013-14 was inaugurated on 9 Nov 2013 at KSSEM. Sri. Sebikumar, General Manager, Central Competency Group , Wipro Technologies, Bangalore was the Chief Guest. The chief guest Sri. Sebikumar gave an inspirational talk to the audience. He addressed the gathering with his thought provoking words about the importance of post graduation, opportunities for the post graduates in the industry sector and expectation of the industry from the engineers. The chief guest was felicitated by the President, Sri. K. Subramanyam Naidu, Kammavari Sangham. The faculties of MBA department were appreciated with certificates and cash prices for giving 100% result in the subjects they handled and also for securing highest student feedback. Dr. S. N. Sridhara, Principal/Director, KSSEM, addressed the newly admitted students and their parents with an induction programme and motivated the gathering by educating about the current employment opportunities, the methods which students must enhance to raise their learning capability and with real time examples.

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KSSEM had conducted the second campus pool drive of common floor, Bangalore on 12 November 2013. Over 350 students of various departments and colleges had participated in the pool Drive. The drive started with the industry presentation followed by aptitude and technical written test.

DIGITAL VALUATION OF ANSWER SCRIPTS OF VTU EXAMINATION (Dec 2013) VTU exam valuation for UG courses has been allotted to KSSEM as the college is well equipped with good infrastructure. The online valuation was carried out successfully and was completed within the expected duration so that results were uploaded well before the schedule.

REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION (26th Jan 2014) KSSEM celebrated the Republic Day with a national pride. The management of KSSEM presided over the function. The National Flag was hoisted by Sri. K. Subramanyam Naidu, President , Kammavari Sangham. They encouraged the staff and students to actively participate in national activities and to be the responsible citizens of the nation.

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A faculty development programme was inaugurated on 30 Jan 2014 by Sri. M. Srinivas Murthy, Treasurer, Kammavari Sangham. This effective FDP was organized and rendered by Dr. S. N. Sridhara, Principal/Director, KSSEM. The staff of KSIT & KSSEM had participated in FDP. Dr. S. N. Sridhara, Principal/Director, KSSEM delivered a talk on research methodologies. It was followed by the talk of Dr. M. Aswatha Kumar, Professor, Department of CSE, KSSEM. He conducted an activity in group which made the faculties understand to go ahead with the research. In the afternoon session, valedictory function was organized and presided by Dr. S. N. Sridhara, Principal/Director, KSSEM. The programme was ended with valuable words from the Principal.

AAROHANA – 2014, CULTURAL EXTRAVAGANZA (8th Feb 2014)

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Aarohana-2014, cultural activities was celebrated with full vigour on 8th Feb 2014. The various cultural and sports events were held for staff and students from 22nd Jan 2014 to 6th Feb 2014. Ms. Indushree R, Popular Magician & Ventriloquist and Mr. Prem, Kannada film actor & director were the chief guest for AAROHANA-2014. Ms. Indushree R had entertained the audience with her spectacular performance. The performance was followed by the promotion of the kannada film “ Hucchudugaru” by the stars of the movie. The various cultural performances were held by the students. The winners were felicitated with the certificates and medals. The staff and students enjoyed the DJ in the evening.

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KSSEM and KSIT jointly organized Annual Sports Meet – 2014 at Sai Ground, Bangalore University, on 14 February 2014. Sri. Sridhar, Kabaddi coach presided over the function as honorable chief guest. The chief guest gave a motivating speech to the gathering. Various sports events were conducted for staff and students. Staff of KSSEM and KSIT participated with enthusiasm. Students of KSSEM and KSIT participated in various events and won trophies for their departments.

CAMPUS DRIVE BY UNISYS (14th Feb 2014) The final year students of all the branches were given an opportunity to take part in the campus drive of UNISYS. The students participated actively in the drive. There were four rounds of interview. Students from various colleges got selected in the campus.

VTU SPONSORED WORKSHOP ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES & LaTeX (20th Feb 2014) A three day workshop on “RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES AND LATEX” was held at KSSEM, organized by e- Learning Centre Mysore - sponsored by VTU, Belgaum. The workshop started with an inauguration. Dr. Prithviraj, Executive Secretary, KSCST presided over the function as honorable chief guest and delivered his valuable speech. Dr. V. N. Kamalesh, Special Officer, VTU, e-Learning centre, Mysore, presided over the function. President/ secretary…………………………. The faculties who are currently pursuing their Ph.D participated in the workshop. The Session began with a talk by Dr. V.N. Kamalesh, Special Officer on Research Philosophy – a case study. The session was handed over to Dr. S.N.Sridhara, Principal/Director, KSSEM. He delivered a talk on Research Planning. Dr. Uma Rao, Professor, RVCE, continued with the session and delivered talk on literature survey. On day-2, the session began with a talk about funding Opportunities delivered by Dr. K. G.Sreenivasa, MSRIT. The session was continued by Dr. S.N.Sridhara, Principal/Director, KSSEM. He delivered speech about technical writing. Later the session was continued by Dr. Bindu Thomas, Mysore, delivered speech about technical writing and Research ethics delivered by Dr. Aswatha Kumar, Professor, Department of CSE, KSSEM. On day -3, Dr. B.S. Mahanand, conducted hands-on session about LaTeX. The workshop ended with certificate distribution to all the participants.

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