Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Dengue awareness rally conducted by Youth Red Cross and AVCE

With the aim of combating the deadly disease Dengue, Annai Vailankanni College of Engineering, Kanyakumari and YRC Volunteers organised a special DENGUE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN AND RALLY on 10/10/2017 in South Thamaraikulam. The day volunteers participated enthusiastically, joining hands against the terror of Dengue. Under the guidance of the Civil HOD Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, a special rally was flagged off to spread awareness among the masses about Dengue and its preventive measures. Students did door to door campaigning, advocating the message- ‘We can win against Dengue’.

Dr. Dunston, conducted a campaign on the day to acquaint the students and peoples of that village about the symptoms, preventive and remedial measures of Dengue, thereby encouraging the students to spread awareness about the disease among the masses. Doctor told the students that they could complement the efforts in mosquito control and dengue prevention by removing breeding sources like used tea cups, coconut shells and old tyres. He also told the students that they should carry the message to their parents and neighbours.

'Nilavembu kudineer' was given to both the village people and students.

I personally thank each and every one who supported me in this program.

Sahaya Pravin,
Assistant Professor,
Civil Department, AVCE

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Technologically value added Handicrafts - Exhibition and Workshop

Tamilnadu has rich history of culture and tradition. The handicrafts of Tamilnadu reflect the creativity and skills of Tamil Artisans. It also manifests the grace and beauty of Tamil culture. The various handicrafts of Tamilnadu are created in remote villages and some of these art forms are being diminished. With the noble aims of keeping the rich art forms alive IEEE Student branch and Entrepreneurship Development Cell of Annai Vailankannicollege of Engineering along with IEEE Madras Section SIGHT organised an one day consultation, workshop and exhibition on Technologically Value Added Handicrafts on 6th September 2017. Mr. L. Balu, Assistant Director, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, was the chief guest for the program.

Mrs. S. Sathiyavalli, District Curator, Government museum of Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli districts was the special guest. The program was convened by Mr. G. Gaswin Kastro, IEEE SB Counsellor and Mr. J. Pearlson David, Entrepreneurship Development Cell Coordinator. The program was organised to create awareness about handicrafts among engineering students and also to bring out value added products by incorporating technology in handi craft products. Doing value addition will attract more buyers and also make the artisans earn more thereby improving their living. The purpose of consultation with artisans was to identify the difficulties they face in making and selling crafts and to find technological solutions for them.

As a part of the program, Artisan IDs recognised by Government of India, were distributed to twenty five budding artisans who recently completed their training under office of the development commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry ONE DAY CONSULTATION, WORKSHOP AND EXHIBITION ON TECHNOLOGICALLY VALUE ADDED HANDICRAFTS of Textiles, Government of India. The IDs were distributed by Dr. P. SenthilKumar, Principal of Annai Vailankanni college of Engineering. Mr. Balu, AD, Govt. of India talked about the role of handicrafts in rural economy. Followed by this Mrs. S. Sathiyavalli, District Curator, talked about preservation of Tamil tradition and culture and importance of handicrafts.

A consultation was arranged where several artisans knowledgeable in different crafts discussed with the IEEE members of AVCE. Several ways for the value addition of handicrafts were identified in the consultation. Some of the artisans demonstrated crafts using sea shell, coconut shell, palm leaves and other such materials. The artisans also expressed their need of technology in various stages of making craft items. The engineering students of AVCE displayed few handicraft products fitted with LED and audio circuits. During the meeting it was proposed that Annai Vailankanni College of Engineering will act as a consultation centre for creating technologically value added handicrafts. An exhibition was arranged where several handicraft art forms were displayed and kept for sale. Mr. T. Valan Arasu, Vice Principal, AVCE, inaugurated the exhibition. Hundreds of visitors took part in the exhibition.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

NSS camp activity at Sahaya Matha Nagar, Kanyakumari

On 29.08.2017, the N.S.S volunteers of Our College Went To Sahaya Matha Nagar, A Small Village Near Kanyakumari to carry out cleaning activities for the benefit of the society. Our volunteers observed that there was plastic and other unwanted materials littered on the streets. The drainage was also not proper in the locality resulting in unhygenic and unpleasant environment. The volunteers cleaned the drainage neatly and ensured that there is no stagnation of water anywhere. 

The streets of the village were cleaned of the unwanted plastics and other
materials and they were properly disposed. These activities have made the village more habitable and hygienic for its residents. I would like to thank all the
student volunteers for coming forward and utilizing their time in socially beneficial activities. We also acknowleadge the valuable support provided by Prof. Muthu Erullapan, Prof. Jenihar Prabu, the Physical Director and Prof. Manikandan. We also thank Dr. P. Senthilkumar, The Principal for his valuable support and encouragement.

J. Prabu,
NSS Programme Officer,

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Hands on Workshop on Big Data Technologies

Each day the mankind is generating quintillions of data. These data arrive from sensors, social media posts, digital cameras, mobile phones etc. These huge amount of data is highly varied and complex in structure and therefore hard to analyze using traditional computing methods. We call this as big data. Industries have understood that analyzing this big data will give them valuable insights to develop their businesses in various ways. Today Big Data has become the hottest topic among industries. Data engineers are being offered most attractive salaries now-a-days.

Having understood the importance of Big Data concept the IEEE Student Branch of Annai Vailankanni College of Engineering, Kanyakumari, decided to organize a one day hands on workshop on Big Data technologies to the students. The workshop was conducted on 28th August 2017. Eighty two students from various colleges participated in this workshop. Praveen Jesudhas, Senior Data Engineer from Tiger Analytics, Chennai provided hands on training to the attendees. The workshop was convened by Mr. G. Gaswin Kastro, HOD/ECE & IEEE SB Counselor and Mr. Pearlson David, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Department.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Signature Campaign on Drug Abuse and Addiction

Red Ribbon Club (RRC) of Annai Vailankanni College of Engineering conducted a signature campaign on Drug abuse & addiction on 19th August in Asaripallam Junction. 

The main aim of this program is the people who are in drug addiction must come to normal life. More than 35 students from our college participated in this program. Dr. A. Arul Mary Lubeeth, Consultant Psychiatrist, Govt Medical College, Asaripallam and Adv. Gopalakrishnan attended as chief guest of this program. More than 150 public attended the program and signed in support of Signature Campaign on Drug Abuse & Addiction.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Seminar on Advances in Manufacturing techniques

The Mechanical Engineering Department of Annai Vailankanni college of Engineering conducted a Guest Lecture on August 17 2017 on the topic : "Advances in Manufacturing techniques". Prof. Y. Balto of St. Xaviers Catholic college of Engineering gave the guest lecture. 

He provided clear insights on the recent advancements in Manufacturing technology and how it has impacted the modern production technology. 

Students were benefited by the program and it has developed an enthusiasm among students to research more on Manufacturing technology.

Friday, July 28, 2017

AVCE Science Carnival 2017

Mr. P Pandaram distributing the prizes
Science Carnival 2017 was conducted at Annai Vailankanni College of Engineering on 14.7.2017 in order to provide the necessary platform for students from schools in Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli districts to exhibit their innate talents. Dr. D. Peter Jesudas, the Chairman of the college, presided over the function.  Dr. Justin Thanaraj, Head of the Department of Chemistry, Anna University of Technology, Nagercoil inaugurated the carnival and formally opened the Science exhibition on the theme “Sustainable Energy”.

Dr. Justin Thanaraj delivering the inaugural address
Students of Std. VI, VII, VIII, IX and XI from schools in Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli districts exhibited their projects. The solar tricycle, the on-road and off-road race cars and the model boat designed and developed by the students of Annai Vailankanni College of Engineering were also exhibited. Students from various schools in Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli districts visited the exhibition. Prizes were awarded to top three exhibits in each standard. 
Mr. Anandhan conducting the quiz competition
Eighty nine teams from various schools participated the Quiz competition for Std. XI students on the topic “Fundamentals of Sciences”. Mr. S. Anandhan, Senior Scientist, Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant served as the quiz master. In the final round with six teams, Alphonza Matric Higher Secondary School, Nagercoil, Atomic Energy Central School, Kudankulam and S.N.M. Hindu Vidyalaya Matric Higher Secondary School won the first, second and third prizes respectively.

Essay competition for Std. IX students on the topic “Wealth from Waste”, both in English and Tamil was conducted.  In English, Amrita Vidyalayam Kanyakumari, S.R.K. International School Kulasekharam and Harvard Hi-tech Matric Higher Secondary School Navalady won the first, the second and the third prizes respectively.  In Tamil S.R.K.B.V. Matric Higher Secondary School Kulasekharam, D.M.N.S. Sivanthi Adithanar School Navalady and N.V.C. Govt. Higher Secondary School Radhapuram won the first, the second and the third prizes respectively. 

Mr. P. Pandaram, Member Secretary, Public Awareness Division, Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant delivered the valedictory address and gave away the cash awards, first prize Rs. 3,000/-, second prize Rs. 2,000/- and third prize Rs. 1,000/- amounting to Rs. 48,000/- for all the events and the certificates to the winners as well as the participants.