VIRINCHIKA 2013

INDUSTRY – ACADEMIA MEET

Virinchikaa an assembly of creator was conducted on 22nd February 2013 from 9.30 am onwards. It is the first Industry – Academia meet under the mechanical Engineers Association of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The program started with a prayer by 2nd year students. Prof. Dr. G. Sriram, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering welcomed the gathering. Sri. L. Ramanan, Chief Executive Officer, RAISE consultancy, Bangalore delivered the inaugural address. He emphasized the importance of inter – disciplinary approach and the necessity of multi skill and multi task approach in engineering profession. Importance of practicality while solving the real life industrial problems when compared to theoretical and equational approach. He made his point by citing examples from aerospace and medical industry. After the speech a handout designed by Prof. Dr. G. Sriram, Head of the Department and Sri. M. Vetrivel, senior faculty member of the department was distributed to the students belonging to the final year by the chief guest. The handout featured some very important information on both academics and placement related activity. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. V. S. Vishnu Potty launched the E- version of 12th edition of MEA news letter.

Giving the presidential address Vice Chancellor Dr. V.S. Vishnu Potty talked about importance of passion and desire to excel by giving stories from panchatantra. Prof. K. C. Srinivas, Dean Engineering and Technology talked about the importance and the necessity of adapting to the changes in the market. He also proudly stated that the Department of Mechanical Engineering has its own unique way in doing things. Prof. Dr. A. Jayalakshmi, Dean Science stated the importance of mathematics for objectivity. Prof. Dr. K.P.V. Ramana Kumar, Dean Faculty of Management Studies quoted that the significance of Virinchikaa was the theoretical and the practical brains coming together. The dedication, sincerity and commitment shown by the faculty, staff and student of the Mechanical Engineering Department was exemplary and termed them as “ MOST EFFICIENT ASSETS” of the university.

After tea break, Sri. T.M. Venkatesan , chairman and mentor Focus – 5, Hyderabad, demonstrated the importance of entrepreneurial skills through a small workshop through which he pointed the importance of changing the existing habits, ready to commit mistakes, learning through failure, creativity, time management, team work and leadership skills.

The afternoon session comprised of two guest speakers. Sri. V. Sethuraman Director (power) rtd.NLC, Neyveli, talked about the current trends in power sector and the opportunities for the students to get into the public sector units. He also stated the upcoming projects of both the government and private sectors on power generation. The second was Sri. R. Balaji business development TRISHE, Green Solutions Pvt Ltd. Chennai was a first batch student of Mahavidyalaya from the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He talked about the importance of renewable energy sources (wind and solar) and the opportunities in that field. The day was closed by the students giving feedback on the industry – academia meet.

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