Tag Archive | Karnataka

Quiz for the blind

The National Federation of the Blind Karnataka is organising a programme at the City Central Library on Saturday to increase awareness about the Braille script.

The event includes a quiz competition and a beauty pageant for visually challenged students.


Appointed VC

B.M. Chandrasekhar Reddy was appointed Vice-Chancellor of YSR Horticulture University in Tadepalligudem mandal of West Godavari district. He is presently a project coordinator at the Indian Institute of Horticulture Research in Bangalore. Mr. Chandrasekhar Reddy called on the CM after his appointment. He will have a three-year term.


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ESB holds ‘Paanchajanya 6.0’

Paanchajanya 6.0 – a national-level management and technology meet was conducted by Emeralds School of Business (ESB) last week. Inaugurated by the Director E. Giridhar, the programme had seven events tailored for students from engineering, management and computer applications background. Consultants and directors of various firms in Chennai, Bangalore and Tirupati judged the contestants. Over 700 students from 37 colleges from Karnataka, Rayalaseema and Nellore districts attended. ESB students organised a fashion show ‘Incredible India’, themed on the country’s integrity.

DSP (Traffic) P. Shankar, Emeralds Group director Viswanatha Reddy, assistant director A. Parthasarathy spoke.



Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science (MITS) conducted an awareness programme on ‘voting system’ last week. Sub-Collector Narayana Bharat Gupta addressed students on the general disinterest shown by youth on their right to vote in spite of making strides in entrepreneurship, technology, sports and research. “The voter ID card is not just meant to vote, but recognition as an Indian citizen”, he pointed out. Principal K. Srinivasa Reddi, vice-principal G. Hampamma and Dean (R&D) B. Venkatraman spoke.



‘Fresher’s Day’ was celebrated at Sri Rama Engineering and MBA College, Tirupati last week.

Chairman Mannem Rami Reddy wanted a sense of camaraderie to prevail on the campus and advised the students to avoid hostile overtures. Apart from prizes to the winners, he also distributed call letters from Tech Mahindra to the 21 candidates who bagged the plum job offers. Directors M. Ramasubba Reddy and M. Aravind Kumar spoke.



Personality development trainer Yandamoori Veerendranath conducted a seminar titled ‘A day with Yandamoori’ at JB Institute of PG Courses and MBA (Tirupati) and JBR Techno School (Pichatur) last week.

Dr. Veerendranath advised students to undertake continuous English-speaking to overcome stage fear as well as improve communication. “Smile regularly, read something at bed-time, avoid non-vegetarian food and choose only career-oriented friends”, were some of his tips.

Correspondent B. Muniratnam and director L. Nagamuni Reddy felicitated the ace-trainer.



Chadalawada Ramanamma College of Engineering (CREC) and IIT Delhi jointly conducted a two-day conference on ‘National Network Security Championship-2014’ recently.

About 150 engineering students participated in the event, in which CISCO-certified professionals from the company ‘Network Bulls’ were the resource persons. CREC Chairperson Chadalawada Sucharita spoke on communication security in the current scenario.

Technical campus director P. Jayachandra Reddy and CREC principal S. Mallikarjunaiah participated.

A.D. Rangarajan,

In Tirupati




In pursuit of their ambitious career goals, as many as 72 B.Tech final year students of Swarna Bharathi Institute of Science & Technology (SBIT) secured placements in as many as nine companies including several Infotech firms on the campus recruitment programmes held at the college in Khammam recently.

A total of 51 girl students were among the 72 successful candidates, those who bagged job offers in the campus recruitment drives. The companies that recruited the young techies include Information Technology, Telecom, Electrical and other core firms. Some of them got multiple job offers.

As many as six students received job offers from Tech Mahindra in a recruitment drive conducted by the company at the college here last week, said SBIT correspondent Chava Pratap Babu.

A total of 278 students of the SBIT were recruited by major companies representing IT, Telecom, Financial, Electrical and other core sectors last year. The college has entered into a MoU with Wipro to train the B.Tech final year students in cloud computing.


A model polytechnic for South India

Students of Fisheries Polytechnic College busy doing a wateranalysis test.

Students of Fisheries Polytechnic College busy doing a wateranalysis test.

Within five years of its inception, India’s first fisheries polytechnic college at Bhavadevarapalli in Nagayalanka in Krishna District is inspiring other South Indian States to come up with similar institutes, to bridge the gap between availability of qualified technical workmen in aqua industry and producing the workforce.

Blessed with fascinating surroundings of the brackish water, river Krishna and Bay of Bengal, the students of Sri Mandali Venkata Krishna Rao Fisheries Polytechnic College are able to reach highest levels of excellence in their arena of training as they are attached to the aqua companies in the region.

“In Andhra Pradesh, there is a requirement of above 4,000 technical personal to run the flourishing aqua industry by the end of 2013-14 financial year, but hardly 30 students a year are passing out of the polytechnic and thus they are being lapped up by the recruiting agencies,” Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University’s M.V.K.R. Fisheries Polytechnic College Principal K.S. Krishna Prasad told The Hindu.

The students having a background of agriculture and allied sectors are being trained in key areas of aquaculture including hatcheries, feed plant management, processing plants during their two-year course. Ironically, girls from all parts of Andhra Pradesh are outnumbering the boys in the course as the aqua companies prefer them for their need in aqua labs and research.

“All kinds of aquaculture ponds are close to our college. We are even allowed to spend time there to observe its maintenance, feed, seed management and controlling water parameters during our holidays and training sessions,” said students. The group of 60 students in two different years of study are now filling up the three ponds with water on their college premises to raise the fish seed soon.

“Officials and teams from Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Karnataka have visited our institution and realised the immediate need to adopt our model. Two new colleges for fisheries polytechnic are coming up in Tamil Nadu from 2014-15 academic year, as they understand the job potential in the aqua industry” added Mr. Krishna Prasad.




Creating a flutter

Members of Team Mangalore flying kites as part of Samudrothsava, organised by Alva's under the Vishwa Nudisiri-2013, at Panambur Beach in Mangalore on Sunday.— PHOTO: H.S. MANJUNATH

Members of Team Mangalore flying kites as part of Samudrothsava, organised by Alva’s under the Vishwa Nudisiri-2013, at Panambur Beach in Mangalore on Sunday.— PHOTO: H.S. MANJUNATH



Invited to Gita conference

Madiraju Bindu Venkata Datta Sri of Yakamuru village in Thotlavalluru mandal has been invited to take part in 11 th Global Gita conference scheduled to be held at Mysore on December 13 and 14. She will recite and comment on slokas 23 to 31 of Bhagawadgita. She took part in more than 300 meetings and 8 international conferences so far. She is a student of Intermediate.




GIET student selected for inter-varsity tourney

Moment to cherish:P. Ravikumar, Principal, GIET, congratulating college student K. Manojkumar in Rajahmundry on Tuesday. -Photo-S. Rambabu

Moment to cherish:P. Ravikumar, Principal, GIET, congratulating college student K. Manojkumar in Rajahmundry on Tuesday. -Photo-S. Rambabu

K. Manoj Kumar of GIET College of Engineering has been selected for Inter-University Shuttle Badminton (Men) competitions. The selections were held at JNTUK on Tuesday and Inter-University competitions will be held in Manipal University, Karnataka from December 15.

Felicitating the winner in a function, Principal of GIET College of Engineering P. Ravi Kumar said sports and studies together develop activeness, discipline, and energy among students. He asked different corporate bodies to come forward in encouraging sportspersons. Later, he presented a memento to Manoj Kumar on the occasion. E. Philip Samuel, Physical Director, M. Rama Manikantha, HOD, Civil Engineering Department, Mr. Sharma, A.O. and other teaching and non-teaching staff of the college congratulated Manoj Kumar.

Chairman of the GIET and MLC K.V.V. Satyanarayana Raju, secretary and correspondent K. Sasi Kiran Varma and P. Subba Raju, general manager of GIET Group of colleges, appreciated performance of Manoj Kumar.




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