29 June 2008 would be a remarkable date for futurologists as fifteen engineering students doing their third and fourth year turned CEO they come together to launch their respective companies as subsidiaries under the aegis of the Students Software Solutions to be run wholly by students themselves. SSS was started by Anmol Vij, an engineering student, some time ago as a natural successor to CUG which we had covered in the previous blogs. Under this, each CEO will employ 25-40 students of their choice and depute them to work on the projects. They will devote roughly three hours everyday. The fifteen CEO and their colleges are Anmol Vij, R. Vivek, and S. Srinivasan(Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology), K. Ajay Naveen (Coimbatore Institute of Technology), N. Alagendran, (Karpagam College of Engineering), V. Ashyanth(PSG College of Technology) Ashish Vij(SNS College of Technology) A.P. Sathish (SNS College of Engineering) S.N.Dilipkumar(Tamil Nadu College of Engineering) G. Mugundha, Robin Tyagi ( College of Engineering and Technology), Nivedita Murugan (Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham) Radhasubramanian(Vellore Institute of Technology) D. Saranya (Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College) and K. Arun Prakash (Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology)
The formal launch of the companies took place at Hotel Mangala International on 29.06.2008 and suitably the companies chose Dr.S.N.Subramaniam, Chairman, SNS Group of Institutions as their Chief Guest. Dr.SNS provided the needed inspiration and ignition at the start of such a promising event. In his special address, Dr.SNS firstly congratulated and appreciated the entire team and the founder chairman Anmol Vij. He expressed his pride and happiness to be a part of such a noble venture. He highlighted the importance and value of entreprenuership in making India a superpower. He told the audience that entreprenuership beckons creativity, taking calculated risks and dedication and mentioned that these CEOs have them in surplus. He drew parallels from entreprenuers and visionaries like Dhirubhai Ambani. S.Narayanamoorthy and Dr.Abdul Kalam to motivate the gathering. He said this is the first time in the history of any country in the world, such a venture took place. He also expressed his astonishment on thinking what this young audience who can do this at their 20s do in their 60s. He said the SSS motivated SNS and not the vice versa. He once again departed with a wish that SSS becomes a multi billion dollar company. His time bound speech made the audience spell bound. Mr.Murli Mohan, Mr.Siddique and Dr.V.P.Arunachalam also spoke during the occassion.
It was also a special occassion for SNSCE as it was also one of the colleges under this enterprising endeavour. In fact, SNSCE is the only college started in the current academic year in the list of these 15 elite colleges. A.P.Sathish, a first year IT student is the CEO of PROTECH, a subsidiary of SSS formed by 35 students of SNSCE. The students of CSE & IT departments of SNSCE are a part of this project. The list of students are S.Ambarish, K.Angammaiy, S.Arun Kannan, S.Chandru Kumar, N.Mahendran, M. Manoj Kumar, N.Muthu Ezhilarasan, R.Nandhini Priya, A.Poonkuzhali, N.Ramya, M.Sairamsanthoshkumar, S.Sajutheen, R.V.Satheesh Kumar, A.P.Sathish (CEO), S.Shylaja, A.Thirunavukkarasu, S.Vigneswari, C.Vishnu Chakravarthi, M.Vivek Kumar, P.Vyshak(all IT), A.Anbarasan, Annie Ratna Priya, K.Arul Kumar, R.Catherin Hilda, R.Dhanya, S.Dhiviya, B.Jagadish Kumar, V.Kanimozhi, T.Karthiga, O.Karthikeyan,R.Shanmugaraj V.Venkatesh, M.Vignesh(all CSE) and Mehul Arun Shah (ECE).
The launch of subsidaries SSS is indeed a worthwhile, applaudable and heartwarming effort. As Rabindranath Tagore says "Age considers, Youth ventures". SNSCE wishes the venture all success