Monday, October 29, 2012

School Of Architecture - Tree Walk

A group of 30 students from semester V went for tree walk at the Nageswara Rao Park, Mylapore on September 21, 2012. This was a joint venture with Nizhal, NGO, working on various greening activities around the city. The purpose of the walk is to educate people. Trees form a long term symbiotic relationships with their surroundings. Avenue trees are the biggest blessing for places like Chennai. Mrs Latha, a trustee at Nizhal who conducted the tree walk emphasized to learn about trees and its history. Trees! They give a little architectural tips and hints too! Wide at the base, Tapered to the top! And with buttresses!? Plant sensitively, think properly, GO GREEN!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Two day National Workshop on "Network Simulator-2"

Department of ECE

Two day National Workshop on “Network Simulator-2” 

Two day National Workshop on “Network Simulator-2” (Hands-on Training) was conducted by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering during 27th & 28th September 2012 in the Networks lab. Faculty and Students from various Technical Institutions had registered and participated in the programme. Dr.A.B.Chandramohan, Visiting Professor and Educational Consultant, Anna University was the chief guest. The Head of the Department, Prof.Aby.K.Thomas welcomed the gathering. Dr. Devanathan, Dean-Electrical Sciences inaugurated the workshop. Ms.Vallikannu, Asst.Professor, ECE department briefed the program. First day Dr.A.B.Chandramohan, familiarized the participants with Hands-on experience of wired network protocols and their simulation. Second day he presented wireless communication network protocols and its simulation techniques. The workshop came to an end with the Valedictory function.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Department of CSE


A National Level Technical Symposium “e-Luminate ver 12” was organised by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering on 29th September 2012. e-Luminate was inaugurated by Mr. Raj Bala, Chief Technology Officer, Cognizant Technical Solutions in the MGR hall, at 9:30 a.m. Dr.E.R. Naganathan, HOD, CSE department, delivered the welcome address.

The Chief Guest Mr. Raj Bala lighting the Kuthuvilakku 

The chief guest, Mr. Raj Bala, gave an insight to evolving and emerging IT industry and its ap-plications. He gave the students the right attitude and source of inspiration required for them. The symposium magazine “e-Luminate” was released by the chief guest, HOD and symposium convenor Mr. R. Mohandas. The vote of thanks was given by Mr. R. Mohandas followed by the rest of the proceedings. Around 600 students from all over Tamil Nadu participated in the event. This gave them an op-portunity to take part and compete against the bright and the best engineering minds from across the southern part of the country, both in technical and the non- technical events.

The prizes for the winners includes holiday package from Club Mahindra and also other cash prizes worth 1.5 lakhs. All the participants were awarded with participation certificates. 

The various events that took place were:

1. U-bugger 
2. Nerd’s word (Paper presentation)
3. Gamer’s yard.
4. Picasso Magnifique.
5. Aperture
6. Adzap
7. Treasure hunt
8. Quiz
9. Robotics
10. Source Code
11. Battle grounds
12. Surprise events

Papers were presented on the recent topics such as Cloud computing, Artificial intelligence, ro-botics, data mining etc. Over 200 papers were registered out of which 80 papers were chosen for the paper presentation and other fifty for the poster presentation.
Gaming attracted a crowd of about 400 students who actively took part in it which continued the whole day. Robotics and battle ground were successful as well. Debugging and coding featured mind blowing talents among students and their great interest towards coding.
The events came to an end at 4:00 pm with the valedictory function. The valedictory address was delivered by the Registrar Dr. Pon Ramalingam. The Registrar and the HOD (CSE) distributed the prizes to the winners and congratulated the Hindustan team for their hard work. The vote of thanks was given by Mr. R. Mohandas.

Distribution of prizes to the winners


About Formula SAE:

Every year 100 teams are selected to design and build a prototype formula-style, open-wheel race car to compete against international engineering schools in SAE-sponsored design competition. The event scenario is a fictional manufacturing firm which has given task for the students to produce a race car as a potential production item, with a target market of the non-professional weekend autocross racer. The events in each competition are setup to determine not only the race car performance but also the manufacturability, cost, and sales potential.


Students have to assume that a manufacturing firm has engaged them to produce a prototype car for evaluation. In addition to technical skills, students acquire management, marketing and people skills - so vital across all sectors of employment.

By encouraging teams to be innovative and to work on both the technical and business aspects of the project, Formula SAE gives students from around the world the ideal opportunity to learn new skills and showcase their talent.


The Formula SAE is a great learning experience. Students combine what they learn in the classroom with hands-on experience in design, manufacturing, and testing, and develop critical Interpersonal skills while working as a team. They learn project management, marketing, budgeting, communication, and other vital management skills. Students active in Formula SAE become better prepared for their professional careers as engineers. These valuable experiences would not be possible without the generosity of corporate and private sponsors.

Hindustan University FSAE TEAM:
Hindustan University is one among the 3 teams represented INDIA at Formula SAE Italy in September 2012. The team had worked on the car for more than a year to build a FSAE car that is competitive in the static events as well as the dynamic events. We had partnered with MRF Tyres, Motul Lubricants, Ricardo Software, NSK Bearings, Hindustan University Research Department and many more companies that extended their technical support and helped the students to develop a competitive car for 2012.

Saturday, October 20, 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].

Friday, October 19, 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.