The Hindu | November 10, 2015 | Reporting by Annie Philip | Tamil Nadu |
Students of IFET College of Engineering, Villupuram, being appreciated by PrincipalG. Mahendran, Dean Placement J. Asha and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering,V. Velmurugan.
IFET college students come up with a machine to cut water channels and to make soil bed partitions…
Designing a prize-winning device to help farmers
Two students of IFET College of Engineering, Villupuram, have designed a device to help farmers in cutting water channels and making partition soil beds. They have bagged the first prize at a national-level technical symposium held at SRM University for their product, said a release from the college. The device has been designed by T. Arunkumar and P. Arun Pandian and they were guided by Professor K. Madheswaran. The device is a boon to farmers in the time of scarce availability of agricultural labourers, said the release. The students were appreciated by Principal G. Mahendran, Dean Placement J. Asha and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, V. Velmurugan.
Stress on patentable research
Young scholars were urged to carry out patentable research at a workshop on ‘Intellectual Property Rights’ organised by the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) Chapter of Dr. Pauls Engineering College, Vanur, Villupuram District recently. . The chief guest M. Kanthababu, Director, Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, Anna University, spoke about the Indian patent system, the procedures to register a patent, and various norms on who can file patent, said a press release from the college. He also gave insights on what needed to be disclosed while filing a patent. Around 100 participants including researchers, faculty members and postgraduate scholars attended the event. College Principal Y.R.M. Rao stressed on the importance of patents in technological and economic growth of the country.
110 papers presented on chemical biology
A total of 110 papers by participants from different parts of India were presented at the seminar on ‘Recent trends in organic synthesis and chemical biology’ organised by the Department of Chemistry, Annamalai University recently. S. Manian, Vice-Chancellor, Annamalai University, emphasised the role of chemistry and organic synthesis in biology in his inaugural address. Participants from Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Assam, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka took part, said a press release. The National Service Scheme of the university also conducted a slogan writing competition in Tamil and English and drawing competition for the students on the theme of ‘save girl child and educate girl child’ to observe the International Day of the Girl Child recently. More than 100 students from various departments participated, it added. – Courtesy