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Published: 24th February 2016 04:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th February 2016 04:51 AM   |  A+A-

Placement Focus at Thangavelu

Thangavelu Engineering College organised a placement-linked training on ‘Global youth employability initiative’ on its premises. M K Nagarajan, CEO, GS Skills GEN Solutions, and TAK Sridharan, its chief operating officer, addressed the final year students on issues like aptitude test, group discussion, soft skills, interviews and SWOT analysis. The presentation was an eye-opener for the students on the practical needs of today’s corporate world, a press release said. They shared their experience and knowledge about youth employment. Placement linked training programme with a total of 80 hours has been planned to develop and train the students of various departments.  


Assocham Award for ELS India

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) has conferred the city-based admissions services provider ELS International Education Pathways Pvt Ltd (ELS-India) with the National Award for the ‘Best Career Counseling Platform’ for 2016. The Union Minister of State for HRD Ram Shankar Katheria presented the award at the 9th Assocham higher education summit in New Delhi. ELS India is a subsidiary of ELS Educational Services based in New Jersey, USA. Since 1961, ELS has assisted over 12 lakh international students achieve their goals through English preparation and skill preparation. 


Yamaha in Pact with Don Bosco

Yamaha Motor India has signed an MoU with Don Bosco Polytech College to inaugurate Don Bosco Yamaha Training School (YTS) in Tamil Nadu. This initiative is to encourage local youth to acquire technical knowledge and expertise, thereby supporting them to secure jobs at Yamaha dealerships. As a socially responsible company, this initiative is in line with Yamaha’s CSR initiative. The experts from Yamaha Technical Academy (YTA) will provide support in conducting the YTS programme by training the faculty.


More Ortho Implants Needed: Doc

Over 400 arthoplasty surgeons from India and abroad met at Sri Ramachandra  University (SRU) in a global congress to hone their skills and discuss newer techniques to cut hospital stay and rehab time for patients. Inaugurating the congress, Dr KH Sancheti, arthoplasty surgeon, said more such Indian prosthetics were needed to provide relief to poor and middle class people who needed knee and hip replacements. His Indian knee implant ‘Indus’ had benefitted over 6,000 people since its introduction in 2005 .    


Blood Donation at Guru Nanak

The NSS units of Guru Nanak College and Corporation Bank, Velachery, organised a blood donation camp on the college premises. The camp was organised by the  NSS programme officers.In his speech, the Principal M Selvaraj emphasised on donating blood and its benefits. He encouraged the students to donate blood liberally. Around 100 students of Guru Nanak College and the public participated and donated blood to the Red Cross Society.  


Great Lakes Inks Pact for Research

Great Lakes Institute of Management has signed an MoU with the School of Business and Management affiliated to Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). The MoU is to institute academic exchange between Great Lakes and the HKUST Business School. Through this programme, both institutes will be able to exchange faculty, management students and research scholars. The agreement facilitates joint research that could lead to a PhD besides organising international conferences jointly. Another area of mutual interest envisaged would be internship and placement opportunities for Great Lakes students in Hong Kong and vice versa.


ICMR Meet at Abdur Rahman

The School of Social Sciences and Humanities of BS Abdur Rahman University organised a two-day ICMR-sponsored conference titled ‘Women and Mental Health: A Psychosocial Perspective’. The main objectives of the meet were to discuss the psychosocial issues which affect the mental health of women and to evolve a plan of action of action for solving such problems.  The meet was inaugurated by Prof VD Swaminathan, head, Social Work, University of Madras. It was presided over by the Vice Chancellor Periasamy. The events were interspersed with technical sessions.


GAJSMA Holds Competition

Global Association of Japanese Soroban and Mental Aarithimetic (GAJSMA) conducted the 12th national competition for more than 650 students at Guru Nanak College. Koji Sugiyama, deputy consul general of Japan, was the chief guest. He appreciated P Pushpanathan, chairman, GAJSMA, for organising the contest which is useful for students to improve their math skills, memory and concentration. 

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