Thursday, November 10, 2016

Young Minds 2016 Quiz competition held at AVCE for school students

Students receiving prizes from Chief guest
Young Minds 2016, a mega quiz contest was organized by Annai Vailankanni College of Engineering to bring out the talents of school students. Questions for the contest were asked from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry syllabi for stds XI and XII and current affairs. More than 10000 students from various schools in Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi districts participated in the preliminary round of the contest. Three students in standards XI and XII respectively from each school were selected for the second round.

The second and the final rounds were conducted in the college on 27.10.2016. Mr. D. Peter Jesudhas, the Founder Chairman of our college presided over the function. In his presidential address, he told the students about the importance of quiz programmes and science exhibitions for enriching their knowledge. Morever, the Science Carnival and Quiz Programme conducted by the college would be an annual feature hereafter. Mr. P.Natarajan, DEO, Nagercoil Educational District, the guest of honour delivered the inaugural address. He stressed the importance of hardwork and the role of quiz programmes in enhancing the knowledge of the students. As part of the programme, career guidance was given to the students by Dr. S. Somasundaram, Media Educationalist. He explained in detail the various courses available to the students and how they should select subject and institution.

Among the 732 students who participaed in the second round of the contest, 6 teams of 3 students in each team were selected for the final round for Std XI and Std XII categories. The final round of the competition was conducted separately for Std XI and Std XII by  Mr. S. Anandhan, Senior Scientist, Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant at 1.15 p.m.

    The valedictory function was held at 2.45 p.m. The chief guest Mr. S. Austin M.L.A, Kanyakumari constituency appreciated the college management for the efforts taken to conduct the quiz programme. He told the students that their future would be decided by their performance at the higher secondary level. He gave away the prizes, cash awards amounting to Rs.20000/- (Rs.5000, Rs.3000 and Rs.2000, for the first, the second and the third places for Stds XI and XII respectively) and shields to the winners.

    In Std XI category, Atomic Energy Higher Secondary School - Chettikulam Township, Mother Teresa Matric. Hr. Sec. School – Mylodu and St. Ignotius Hr. Sec. School – Kurumbanai won the first, the second and the third prizes respectively.

    In Std XII category, Mother Teresa Matric. Hr. Sec. School – Mylodu, Vivekananda Kendra Vidhyalaya Hr. Sec. School – Kanyakumari and S.N.M. Hindu Vidhyalaya Matric Hr. Sec. School – Nagercoil won the first, the second and the third prizes respectively.

    The prize distribution was followed by cultural performance by school students and students of Annai Vailankanni College of Engineering.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

AVCE project team wins 1st position at the state level “Dr. Kalam Young Achiever award 2016”

World Youth Federation, a social NGO in association with Anna University had conducted “Dr. Kalam Young Achiever award 2016” a state Level tech event to commemorate “National Youth and students Day; NYSD. The award was presented to engineering college students who have developed innovative noteworthy projects at the state level.

Annai Vailankanni college of Engineering participated in this mega technical innovation fiesta with two projects; Auditions took place in Coimbatore, Chennai and Dindigul, all together 345 projects from almost all the Engineering colleges of TamilNadu have competed for the coveted awards and positions. Out of 345 projects presented, 55 projects have been selected for awards under various category to be presented on October 15, the day when our beloved past president and National hero Dr. APJ Abdul kalam was born.

In the two projects presented by the students of Annai Vailankanni college of Engineering one project have been placed as the best Innovative project to win the coveted First place and another project by AVCE students won 17th position. The results could be viewed in this link: This remarkable achievement by the master minds of AVCE adds another golden feather in the “crown of success” created by the students of Annai Vailankanni college of Engineering.

Dr. Kalam Young Achievers award presentation ceremony will take place on October 15 during the birth Anniversary of Dr. APJ Abdul kalam at Anna University, Guindy. We are proud to have won the first and seventeenth position in the state level competition. We are also the only college from Kanyakumari district to be selected for the awards.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Seminar on Non Destructive Testing and Industrial Safety

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at AVCE focuses on molding students to become employable engineers through multiple skill development activities, Industry seminars, Socio-economically relevant projects etc. apart from their regular curriculum. To provide a good exposure to students, a seminar was conducted on the topic of Non Destructive testing and Safety engineering. 

The seminar was divided into two sessions. Session I was handled by Mr. Ravikumar Sekaharan Nair Senior expert on Eddy current testing and NDT Level III certified Instructor with about 30+ years of experience. He provided insights to students about Non Destructive Testing (NDT), the various methods of NDT its process functions and usage. Job opportunities in the field of NDT along with the relevant certifications needed were also discussed for the benefit of the students.

Session II handled by Mr. Deepu Ravikumar Safety Engineer, Trainer/HSE of Vibrant Consultancy WLL of Doha Qatar brought the students into a live atmosphere of Safety features employed in organizations for the safety and security of working personal, he also presented about the courses such as OSHA, NEBOSH, LEEYA etc. that will benefit the students to obtain jobs in Safety field. He presented live demo on first aids employed in case of emergency in safety field. He lectured on importance of safety and why this safety should be given prime importance. The session was very lively for all students.

The knowledge shared in both the sessions provided a good exposure to the field of Non-Destructive testing and safety along with the job opportunities associated with it.

The program was conducted successfully with the support from Management,Vice Principal and Principal. Mr. N. Manikandan Head, Mechanical and the coordinators Mr. Prawyn Jeba (AP/Mech) and Mr. Eswaramoorthy (AP/Mech) coordinators have lended their effort to organize the program successfully.

Monday, September 19, 2016

AVCE team wins first position at Innovista 2016 ( Jointly organized by SAE & TAFE )

It is always happy to share things that are meant, not as a dream, but as a driving force that converts dreams into reality. In this regard, our project team from AVCE has won the first prize at Innovista 2016 a Technical Extravaganza organized by TAFE and SAE, competing among more than 200 projects from colleges across the state.

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), India is India's leading resource for automobile technology. As an individual member driven society of automobile technology practitioners the ownership of SAEINDIA wrests with its members who are Individuals from the automotive engineering community, which includes Engineers Executives from Industry, Government Officials, Academics and student members. Meanwhile Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE), is an Indian tractor major incorporated in 1960 at Chennai, with an annual turnover of INR 93 billion. The third-largest tractor manufacturer in the world and the second largest in India by volumes, TAFE wields about 25% market share of the Indian tractor industry with a sale of over 150,000 tractors (domestic and international) annually and presence in over 85 countries.

SAE and TAFE have  jointly organized Innovista 2016 a Technical Expo to bring out the technical paradigm of young minds in Tamilnadu at PSNA College of Engineering on 17th September, 2016. More than 200 projects have applied for presenting at the grand expo, among which 81 projects have been selected for presentation at PSNA College of Engineering. Two of our student projects namely Solar Tricycle for fish vending women and Auto box Loader Machine featured among the 81 projects.

The solar tricycle for fish vending women works by means of Solar power generated from the Solar Panels present in the vehicle ceiling, for use in  emergency conditions it is also fitted with a re-chargable battery. There is no gear system so that women can easily operate it. It has space for both passengers and cargo. This helps the fisher women to transfer the fishes in an Eco-friendly and cost effective manner.

The Judging panel at TAFE and SAE looked at the Innovation in the project, its importance to society and Eco friendliness. There were other good projects which were there in the competition, but however the solar tricycle excelled in all the criteria the judges used to select the winners, thereby winning the first prize in Innovista 2016.  Representatives from SAE and TAFE and local crowd were blown away by the concept put forth, and appreciated very much the worthiness in the socially relevant project developed by our students. Mr. Tamil Selvan, (EEE) Mr. ManiRaj, (EEE) Ms.Betsi, (EEE) Mr.Ajith Kumar, (EEE) Mr.Maria Priston, (EEE)  Mr.Deepak D.U(MECH) and Mr. Krishna Kumar (MECH) were all behind the development and Concept behind the project. The judges awarded the project members with Mementos, Certificates and cash prizes.

Congratulating the students, AVCE awarded the students with a cash prize of Rs. 20000/- for their efforts.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

All India Radio ( AIR ) interviews AVCE students ( Broadcast on September 16 8:30 pm at 101 FM )

The students Mr. S. Mani Raj, Mr. B. K. Ajith Kumar and Mr. R. Dido Mahershalal Hashbaz along with the project coordinator Mr. G. Gaswin Kastro, AP, ECE explained about “LED Illumination for Fishing Boats” project in an interview on All India Radio (AIR). This program will be broadcasted on 16­-09­-2016 by AIR at 8.30 p.m in 101 FM.

LED illumination has lot of benefits over other lightings such as CFL and Incandescence lamps. AVCE is constantly engaging in activities to spread awareness about the benefits of LED lights to the public. A project team from AVCE has done this project. Through this project they have replaced the conventional lights used in a fishing boat by LED lights. This will help the fishermen save fuel so that they can practice fishing for long time and catch more fishes.

Since fishing involves dangerous tasks proper quantity of light is important. International Labour Organization (ILO) says that each compartment of the fishing boat and the passage ways should be illuminated to avoid marine accidents. The team studied these requirements and planned the illumination well before implementing on a fishing boat at Chinna Muttom.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Celebration of AVCE 9th feast day along with inauguration of free campus Wi-Fi and CCTV facilities

Since the inception of AVCE at 2008, it has been a regular practice to celebrate the feast day with a holy mass. This year in addition to the regular celebrations we also had the blessing and installation of Annai vailankanni statue at our new college entrance along with the inauguration of free Wi-Fi campus and CCTV facilities.

This year our college premises were graced by the presence of Rev. Father Thadeus, VF, Vadakankulam, Rev. Father Jegadeesan, Parish priest Azhagapappuram, Rev. Father Arulmany, Parish priest Pushpavanam, and Rev. Father Vasantham, Parish priest Kizhavanery.

The event started with a holy mass by the Reverend Fathers followed by the blessing of Mother Mary statue. The blessed statue was taken and installed at our new college entrance.

Following the event, Rev. Father Thadeus inaugurated the free Wi-Fi campus facility in our college premises. 

This facility is intended to promote and provide a smart learning facility to our students.

In order to create a more smart campus, CCTV facilities were provided in select areas of our college premises. This facility was inaugurated by Father Jegatheesan on the feast day at AVCE

Friday, September 2, 2016

TCS Ion Regional Operations manager, Mr. Karthik awards prices to AVCE students in software development

AVCE takes pride in organizing student skill development activities with the aim of developing employable engineers. One such initiative is the recent Dennis Ritchie coding competition. As part of this event, the interested students are trained in latest software development technologies during their semester holidays and subsequently they develop useful projects in a coding competition. The winners of the competition are awarded with generous cash prizes.

This year Mr. Arunagiri Karthik, Regional Operations Manager, TCS Ion has kindly consented to be the chief guest for the program held on 26th August, 2016. Mr. Karthik motivated the students on working with a focused mindset, and to be passionate in their work to achieve the best in life. He also insisted the students to be always self motivated and never be let down by temporary failures. He evaluated about 20 projects submitted by the students in the categories of C Programming, Mobile application development and Web application development. Cash prizes worth Rs. 18000 were presented to the winners.

The projects which won the competition are mentioned below :

C Project on College Vehicle Management which literally helps in managing all end to end activities of vehicle from service to maintenance
I Prize and cash award of Rs 3000/
C Project on Visitor Entry Management which helps in tracking all visitors at one touch
II Prize and cash award of Rs 2000/
C Project on Pharmaceutical Management system to organize and track medicines in Pharmacy company
III Prize and cash award of Rs 1000/
Android app on CGPA Calculator with advanced features
Won the Best App Award with a cash prize of Rs 3000
Android App on Area Calculation
Won II Prize and Cash prize of Rs 2000
Customized Website for Blood Donors with their group and Voluntariness in AVCE
Won I Prize for Website with a cash prize of Rs 3000
Customized Job Portal for Avceiians Now students of AVCE could come across Job Vacancies around the Globe through this website
Won II Prize for Student portal with a cash prize of Rs 2000/
Customized Website for Organic food outlet which describes the importance and sales of organic food and construction customized website for civil Engineers.
Both these websites bagged the III Prize with a cash award of Rs 1000/- Each

Mr. Ravisankar Divisional Head of Tata consultancy services Ion supported the successful organization of the Program. AVCE Chairman Mr. D. Peter Jesudhas greeted the chief Guest .