Thursday, November 22, 2012

Mahindra Auto Quotient 2012

Mahindra's Auto Quotient for the year 2012 Chennai city round was held in Hindustan University. IT was jointly organized by the Department of Automobile Engineering and the Department of Placement.

There were nearly 500 students with 250 teams from various colleges in and around Chennai participated. There were two rounds: written test and from that top six teams were selected for the final round on stage.
The event was inaugurated by Dr. A. Joseph Stanley, Director (Academics). Mr.Siddarath Patankar, the popular broadcast business journalist and news anchor, NDTV’s Car & Bike Show was the Quiz Master.

The city finals consisted of five rounds of questions and six teams had participated. Out of the six teams selected, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore was placed first and Sri Sairam Engineering College won the second place. The next round will be the South Zone finals, which will take place in Mumbai in the month of November.

Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director presented memento to Mr.Siddarath Patankar; Dr.Illavazhagan Director (Research) presented memento to Mr.Madave Nane, Marketing Head M&M Mahindra. Dr.K.Sarukesi, Vice Chancellor presented memento to Mr.Anjan Mahindra official.

The Director presented the winner’s trophy to the PSG team and the Vice Chancellor Dr K.Sarukesi presented the runners up trophy to Sri Sairam team.

Prizes and gifts were distributed to the other four teams by the Director Mr. Ashok Verghese, the Vice-Chancellor Dr.K.Sarukesi, the Director (Research) Dr.Illavazhagan and the HOD (Auto) Dr.M.Subramianian.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Science Meet - 2012

The School of Applied Sciences organized the SCIENCE MEET on 15 October 2012 at 10 am in the
Dr. A. Joseph Stanley, Director Academic gave an insight about the importance of Physics and Chemistry for engineering students. The inaugural address was given by Dr. P. Sai Prasad, Deputy Director, Entrepreneurship Development and Institute, Chennai. The students were open to the various current environmental issues through his speech.

The valedictory address was given by Dr. T. S. Natarajan, Professor of Physics, IIT, Chennai in K. S. Moorthy Hall at 12.30pm. He spoke on "Learning Physics through Experiments". The students were inspired by the practical methodology applied by him. It was a thought provoking lecture. By handling many practical and day to day examples he made it as an interactive one.

As a part of the Science Meet 2012, Quiz Competition and Debate were conducted.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Fiesta 2012

The reverting beat of something new in the air, a hop in the walk, a curiosity to know and explore the world hit the crescendo for the freshers, as the formal ice-breaking ceremony of FIESTA 12 jingled through the ambience of the University. In queue was the talent of the future auroras waiting to be hoisted on the University platform.

The programme commenced with a word of prayer by the Student Chaplain, Rev. Joby Samuel, and an Invocation dance by Nithya & Saranya. The welcome address was given by the Vice Chancellor Dr. K. Sarukesi who asked the students to be goal-oriented, and wished them a joyful journey of four years.

The cultural extravaganza saw the Band Error 404 performing renowned covers and leaving the audience asking for more

Performance by Band “Error 404”

Raw Rhythm Creed (a group dance by girls) left the audience spell-bound by their integrated style of lyrical hip hop, rock and roll and the traditional folk.

Performance by “Raw Rhythm Creed”
The first batch of Fashion Design & Arts set the ramp on fire with their iconic paper designs fashioned and styled, keeping in mind the Japanese paper art Origami in mind
Designed by the “School of Fashion Design and Arts”

Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director Hindustan University, stated in his Presidential Address that youth can validate their time to mould and chisel their soul and mind. This is the most appropriate time, he said, to inculcate values, ethics, and a positive thought-process and create an environment for learning and to accumulate knowledge so as to gain an edge for competitiveness. He also stated that the fresher should be well-versed with their subject matter and aim for the best placements possible.

Presidential Address by Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director Hindustan University

The Chief Guest for the event, Mr. Thomas Verghese Simon, Vice-President and Global Head - Talent Engagement, Tata Consultancy Services, was impressed by the power show of talent where he felt he saw a blend of MTV & FTV. He stated that in today’s competitive world it is important to adapt or face the danger of being extinct.

He emphasized the importance of 3R-Reform, Recoup & Rethink that will spin the wheel of change. Human values like compassion and humility are constant in this seasonal world and help us anchor the most difficult and terrific times. He concluded his remarks by encouraging the students to ask 3 questions before they hit the pillow so as to make their life meaningful and purposeful. Have I lived, loved and laughed?

Chief Guest, Mr. Thomas Verghese Simon, Vice-President and Global Head - Talent Engagement, Tata Consultancy Services

The vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Joseph Stanley Director Academic.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

3rd Annual Convocation 2012

Hindustan University organised its 3rd Annual Convocation on 06 October 2012 for conferring Post Graduate and Under Graduate degrees on successful graduating students of its Engineering, Technology and Management programmes held at MGR Hall, University campus.

The Annual Convocation started with the traditional academic procession at 2:30 PM, followed by the invocation.

The convocation was declared open by Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor, Hindustan University. The welcome address and report on Convocation 2012 was presented by the Vice-Chancellor, Dr. K. Sarukesi. A total of 1296 students had graduated in the academic year 2012 after having successfully passed the university examinations. Among the conferred degrees, 2 were Ph.D., 9 M.Phil. 450 PG and 773 UG across different disciplines.

Prof. K. V. Thomas, Honourable Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (Independent Charge), Govt. of India presided over as the Chief Guest on the occasion. In his convocation address, he said the purpose of education is to transform the individuals and the society and he considered education as an instrument of change. He mentioned that universalisation of education is required and there should be a path towards inter-disciplinary knowledge and skills. Towards the end of his speech he recalled his association with Dr. K. C. G. Verghese and mentioned his vision and realisation of imparting the quality and the best education to all.

The Degrees of Doctorate of Letters (Honoris Causa) was conferred upon the Guests of Honour Mr. M. Narendra, Chairman and Managing Director, Indian Overseas Bank and Ms. Mallika Srinivasan, Chairperson and CEO, Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited [TAFE] in person. They were given away by Prof K. V. Thomas, Honourable Minister & Chief Guest and Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese.

In his acceptance speech, Dr. Narendra, Guest of Honour (Honoris Causa) expressed his pleasure of having received the award of Doctorate of Letters and dedicated the same to the contributions of whole family of Indian Overseas Bank. He reposed faith in the education imparted to the students at Hindustan University and said that all have high hopes pinned on them towards contributing to society and nation as a whole. He said the role of faculty is also equally significant as that of the institution in shaping and making them socially responsible.

In her acceptance speech, Dr. Mallika Srinivasan, Guest of Honour (Honoris Causa), with all gratitude expressed and dedicated her achievement to the service for the society (farming). She congratulated Hindustan University and the top management for having followed the foot-prints of late Founder & Chairman Dr. K.C.G Verghese in realising the vision statement towards betterment of many. In her message to the graduating students she urged them to have positive attitude towards goal orientation, maintain the core values, follow the principle of life, perseverance towards excellence which are key factors of success.
32 students from different disciplines of Post Graduate programmes and 17 students from Under Graduate programmes conferred upon with medals and certificates for distinction of securing ranks. Dr. A. J. Stanley, Director-Academics, Hindustan University gave away the medals and certificates. All the students were awarded the certificates by the respective Deans. In all a total of 870 students received the degree certificates in-person and 426 students will receive in-absentia.

Members at Convocation 2012. From left: Dr. K. Sarukesi, Vice-Chancellor, Hindustan University, Dr. M. Narendra, Chairman & Managing Director, Indian Overseas Bank & Guest of Honour (Honoris Causa), Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, Hindustan University, Prof. K. V. Thomas, Honurable Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (Independent Charge), Govt. of India and Chief Guest – Convocation 2012, Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor, Hindustan Univerity, Dr. Mallika Srinivasan, Chairperson and CEO, Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited [TAFE] and Guest of Honour (Honoris Causa), Dr. Aby Sam, Director, Hindustan Group of Institutions.

Convocation address by Prof. K. V. Thomas, Honourable Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (Independent Charge), Govt. of India and Chief Guest.

Dr. M. Narendra, Chairman & Managing Director, Indian Overseas Bank & Guest of Honour and recipient of Doctorate of Letters (Honoris Causa) at 3rd Annual Convocation of Hindustan University.

Recipient of Doctorate of Letters (Honoris Causa) Dr. Mallika Srinivasan, Chairperson and CEO, Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited [TAFE].

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Formula Italy SAE 2012

Hindustan University is one among the 3 teams represented INDIA at Formula SAE Italy held between 14-17 September 2012. The event was held at the Riccardo Paletti Circuit, Varano De Malegeri.

On September 13th the team approached Politechnico Di Milano to get input from the team members who had previous experience in this event. The team also visited the workshops and laboratory facilities.

On September 14, the team unpacked the vehicle from the box, arranged pit and fixed the remaining components of the car.

On September 15, the vehicle was taken for first technical inspection to get feedback from the inspectors.

On September 16, the students tried their last shot at technical inspection and the judges gave them lot of feedback about the changes to be made on the car. Judges then judged the design and cost report. The students answered well to all the questions asked by the judges.

The final day of the event the students had a chance to interact with other teams to learn about their experience. The team looked at the dynamic events and learnt the problems and the corrective measures taken by other cars. A participation shield was given to the team.