Tuesday, January 29, 2008

EEE snatch the Ball Badminton Honours

The EEE guys won their first title thanks to a combination of skill and strategy. The EEE guys seemed to be in a different league in this game and seemed to have a ball.

The semifinals saw EEE pitted against ECE. After accomplishing an unbeatable lead easily in both the sets, EEE allowed complacency to creep in. However they managed to come back without much damage to trounce ECE in straight sets 28-10,28-12. The second semifinal was a close affair with CSE and IT fighting it out to the end. In both the sets, CSE suddenly snatched from the half way mark and scored 10 points in succession. Anbarasan proved to be a major force as he slammed on the empty places. The final result unfolded 28-14, 28-13 in CSE's favour.

The first set in the finals was upbeat with both sides contesting hard. In fact, CSE went to snatch the lead 10-4. But the cool head of Vignesh and Subash complimented by some power hitting by Vigneshnathan and Lawrence saw the EEE in full vigour. They went on to snatch the first set 28-16. Buoyed by the success, they simply outplayed CSE in all aspects of the game to snatch the second set 28-2. A comprehensive and cohesive display saw the EEE walk out in flying colours.

The Scores
Finals : EEE bt CSE (28-16, 28-2)
Semifinals : CSE bt IT (28-14,28-13) & EEE bt ECE (28-10,28-12)

Thirumurgan & Karthikaa are the Chess Champs

It was Thirumurugan's week as he took everyone by surprise - his class, his opponents and everyone in SNSCE. A slow learner in academics, he created a furore when he represented his class for the Chess Tournament. But he delivered an equally stunning performance to beat Krishnakumar of I CSE. On the other hand, crowd favourite Velmurugan of I ECE had an easy outing against the over cautious MG Ravichandran of I IT. The final clash of the Murugans' was an absorbing contest. When you thought Vel had an edge over Thiru, the latter bounced in from nowhere with a surprising move that left Vel stunned. In another 5 minutes, Thiru stunned one and all with a checkmate.

In the girls side, the final was a real roller coaster. Dhanya of I CSE and Kaarthika of I ECE expectedly made it to finals making short work of Nazimul Zafira(I IT) and Gowthami (I EEE) respectively. The final was labelled the battle of intellects and for most of the time in finals, Dhanya ruled the roost but a poor move cost her he queen and thereby the match. Karthikaa ensured that she made Dhanya's mistake count.
The competition was a reminder of the fact that if you made the right moves you would definetely win.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Republic Day @ SNSCE

The 59th Republic Day was celebrated with pomp and grandeur all over the country and so was the (first) Republic Day celebrations at SNSCE. The function was optional for the students and faculty members but that did not stop a jostling crowd gathered to commemorate and celebrate the spirit of Indian Republic. The organising comittee comprising of our Physical Director D.Saravanamoorthy, Office Assistant P.Gopal and Student R.Britty(EEE) took care that everything was planned well and thereby went well.

The talkative R.S.Pradeepraj (ECE) was rightly the MoC for the function. The function started with the assembly of students and prayer. After the prayer, our Principal Dr.G.Karuppuswami hoisted the national flag as per customs. The girl students wonderfully rendered the Flag song in chorus. The Republic Day Parade Committee headed by Vyshak (IT) (comprising of students from all the Departments) then marched past bestowing honour of the day to our Principal. Our Principal gave a key note address highlighting the achievements of our country in the past and in the present. He also formulated a list of things India could well achieve by 2020 and urged students to work towards the occassion. The address was well received by the students. The function ended with the National Anthem after which the students posed in groups in the backdrop of the national flag.

The snapshots of the occassion can be viewed at our official online photo gallery

Friday, January 25, 2008

CSE enters the winning list finally

Their boys may have finished unlucky finalists twice. But their girls were simply "spot on" during their first outing in the intramural tournaments. CSE Girls ably guided by their captain Subhashree literally outvollyed their competitors in the Volleyball Tournament for girls. One of the CSE boys interpreted that the boys were satisifed with silvers and as girls are girls only gold would do for them. Humour apart, CSE gave a good account of themselves and possessed good serving skills of Subhasree and had an extremely agile Divya in the front.

The intramural volleyball tournament was the first for girl students and the first match saw IT and ECE girls vying against each other. The IT girls had to fight it out in an engrossing battle which they won largely thanks to their captain Zafira who could serve nothing but aces. In the another match, EEE girls were caught sleeping on strategy at the start of the game which proved costly as CSE girls sailed through.
The finals was more of an even contest but CSE girls had things going on steadily for them and the win seemed inevitable. Enjoying the largest population of girl students, the CSE had the maximum cheering and the cheers only grew louder towards the end. The finals was graced by the presence of Mr.S.Ravichandran, Physical Director, SNSCT who also gave a pep talk to both the teams.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


The Sachins, Yuvrajs, Dravids and Dhonis of SNS College of Engineering are off for their first outside venture. They are one of the 32 teams registered for the CFE Bi Decennial Twenty20 cricket tournament to be held between January 18 - January 20,2008 at CECRI CaMPUS, Karaikudi.
The team will be captained by L.Maikannan of CSE Department who set the ground ablaze with his knock of 63 from 36 balls in the intramural tournament. His ally would be C.Manoj of ECE Department who is a good tactician and a reliale wicket keeper. The team also features the likes of hard hitting Muthu Ezhilarasan(IT), the more than useful allrounder Jeyamohan(ECE) and the canny operator Pradeepraj(ECE) in the ranks. The team has a good line up of batsman and bowlers and most importantly unity and intensity. They will be coached and managed by Mr.D.Saravanamoorthy, PD, SNSCE.
The schedule pitts them against Under 22 Trichy team in the round of 32 and the defending champions (if they go through) to the round of 16. To add to the non flip side, the players were busy with University Exams and Pongal Holidays that deprived them of any practice. However the team set off in a confident mood to Karaikudi. Mr.Saravanamoorthy said "Of course, we have a lot of things against us. But we are bothered about looking ahead and not looking behind."
Well, we have got no option but to admire their grit and wish them best of luck. All the Best SNSCE XI

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Exams give way to Pongal

The Anna University Terminal Examinations finally came to an end on Sunday, 13 January 2008. The final examination was "Basics of Civil and Mechanical Engineering" incidentally came with a tampered question paper format and a few questions seemed out of the blue. However the students exuded confidence and claimed that they had done well. The students surprisingly did not get needlessly perturbed by the consequences of the examinations and immediately rubbed into the festive mood. The normal glued looks and heated exchanges on the questions and answers were replaced by warm wishes of Happy Pongal. They seemed to be in a great hurry to wish one and all and immediately pack their bags for a trip to home.
Overall the students were pleased with the examinations. They rated Engineering Mathematics as the toughest of the papers and Technical English the best one. They were pretty happy with the remaining four theory papers as well.
The college has declared Pongal Holidays from 14 January 2008 to 20 January 2008 and will re-open on Monday, 21 January 2008 for the second semester. The planning has been more meticulous for the second semester and neccessary arrangements were made in advance. On this occassion, SNS College of Engineering greets one and all to have a happy time during the harvest festival of Pongal. Happy Pongal

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Anna University's SOP to MBA Students - SAP

Infospectrum - a spectrum of possibilities has reflected a colourful ray of possibilites to the MBA students and final year students of Anna University, Coimbatore. The leading training institute has signed an MoU with Anna University, Coimbatore to offer its training services to the students of Anna University for a rockbottom price of Rs.25000 compared to the regular charges of Rs.60,000.

A function was organised at The Residency on Jan 10th to brief the affiliated colleges about the programme. The programme opened up with Dr.S.Ramanathan, Director - Management Studies breifing the slew of innovative offerings from the University and the importance of the particular MoU.

It was followed by the VC Dr.R.Radhakrishnan who stressed the need to move forward in educational alliance and set an example for other Universities. He informed that MBA students would be trained in System Application Product (SAP) in Data Processing Business One software crucial to manage a Small and Medium Industry (SME), by Infospectrum, with the University providing the infrastructure. He emphasised that this programme was only the starting point in a slew of academic alliances.

Cal Kailasam, Vice-President, Infospectrum, Chennai, was of the view that there will be a great demand for SAP Bone consultants in the future. He mentioned that the course was tailor made for the final and pre-final year MBA, MCA, B.E., B. Tech, M. Sc., B.Sc., M.E and M. Tech students to kickstart a wonderful career.

Rohit Bhalla, Director, SAP Education India, said that the programme would attract a talented student pool and also Information Technology Companies when they came for campus interviews. He presented the modus operandi of the programme, its objectives and advantages. He also demonstrated the position of InfoSpectrum in the SAP industry and a few operations in SAP software.

At the fag end of the programme, feedback was sought from the colleges. After answering the queries of the faculty members on the programme, the alliance of Info Spectrum hosted the gathering to a sumptous lunch.

SNSCE was represented by the dynamic duo of Mr.Pon.Rathnavel - Incharge Online Communications and Mr.R.Mylsamy, System Administrator. SNSCE with its superior computing facilities offered to host the programme for the candidates of this region.

Monday, January 7, 2008

A Makeover for Engineering Graphics at Dr.MCET

The Anna University has given the traditional Engineering graphics a mordern and a pragmatic look. Dr.R.Radhakrishnan, the Vice Chancellor claimed that Anna University was the first to dispense with the drawing boards and embrace drafting and modelling software inaugrating an one day seminar organised for the (proposed) teachers of the (II Semester) common subject "Engineering Graphics" held at Dr.Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology(Dr.MCET) on Saturday, January 05 2008.
Dr.Radhakrishnan spoke of his ambitious and innovative ventures to bridge the industry - academic gap and also about a few issues pertaning to faculty members and technical institutions. He stressed on the innovations carried out in the paper Engineering Graphics and on how manual drafting was replaced by free hand sketching and CAD. After the inauguration, there were technical sessions on "Engineering Curves" "Engineering Solids" and "2D Drafting" pertaining to the syllabus handled wonderfully by Dr.Calvin.S.King and Mr.Rajashekar of Dr.MCET. The post lunch session saw a demonstration of the software "Solid Drawings Editor" and "Solid Works" by the CADD Centre. The session gave way to an hour long hands on skill training programme of the faculty members.The host institution had also provided the participants with a hard and soft copy of the presentations along with free demo software of "Solid Works" in a compliment kit.
Off the 75 and odd participants, SNS College of Engineering was represented by Mr.Pon.Rathnavel. He was all praise for the excellent organising skills and hospitality extended by the host institution - Dr.Mahalingam College of Technology. He also felt that the seminar helped him to meet his old colleagues and friends and also to touch base with the other institutions.
In all, its Good Bye to those Drawing Boards and Mini Drafters and you got to login to CAD softwares and plotters.