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TNAU gets AICRP Micrionutrients Centre award

TNAU gets AICRP Micrionutrients Centre award^^





Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore Centre has been conferred with the outstanding ICAR-AICRP (Indian Council for Agricultural Research-All India Coordinated Research Project) Micronutrients Centre Award.

The centre was chosen among the 22 centres of ICAR – All India Coordinated Micro, Secondary and Pollutant elements in Soils and Plants and award was presented at the recently held 28th National workshop of ICAR- AICRP Schemes at Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal.

The Coimbatore centre has been recognized for its excellence in micronutrient research and overall performance in the field of delineating the micro and secondary nutrients status in the soils of Tamil Nadu,
fixing critical limits to make fertilizer recommendations, developing management strategies to increase the crop yield and soil health, a TNAU release said today.

The studies on Zn nutrition in soil- plant – animal continuum further strengthened the activities of the centre.
The team has also demonstrated the impact of various micronutrient management strategies in the farmer’s holdings and also created considerable awareness among them through field days, interaction meetings and spot advices, it said.

The centre has also released publications for the benefit of farmers in Tamil and developed micro-nutrient mixtures specifically for 11 major crops.

Dr. T. Chitdeshwari, Professor, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry of TNAU, Coimbatore, was awarded the S N Ranade Memorial Award for excellence in micro-nutrients research in the field of agriculture on the occasion.

A silver medal and a certificate were given to the scientist for her contribution in diagnosing and management of micro-nutrient deficiencies in soils and crops, investigating the dynamics of micro-nutrients in soil ecosystem, besides developing strategies to improve the crop yield and maintain soil health.

The team was led by Chitdeshwari with the support of Dr. D. Jegadeeswari and Dr. P. Malathi, Assistant Professors in the department.


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Amrita top among private varsities

Amrita top among private varsities^^^^





The Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, a university-based in the City, has been rates the top private varsity in the country under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2017.

The university has been placed ninth spot in overall performance according to the ranking published by Ministry of Human Resource and Development. It was earlier placed in the second spot and had secured the 14th position for overall performance.

Varsity Vice-Chancellor P Venkat Rangan thanked the faculty for their efforts and said it had been possible because of the tradition of academic excellence and the maintenance of a 1:10 staff ratio.

With 18,000 students and accredited ‘A’ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), the university is the only private one among the top ten universities in the country and is also ranked as one of the top research institutes.
The ranking has 24 State universities in the list of the top 100.


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India’s top 10 private universities in NIRF Rankings 2017

India’s top 10 private universities in NIRF Rankings 2017^^^^

Amrita University, 9th in the NIRF rankings, is the top private university in India. Here is the list of the top 10 private universities in India


New Delhi: Coimbatore-based Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham or Amrita University is the only private university to feature among the top ten universities in India according to the human resource development (HRD) ministry’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).

The list was released by human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday.

Amrita University was ranked ninth in the universities category, but dropped to 16th spot in the overall category of the NIRF rankings that rates Indian higher educational institutes on the basis of their performance.

Also read | IISc India’s best educational institution in HRD ministry’s NIRF rankings

Only three private universities make it to the list of top 25 universities, with the Vellore Institute of Technology ranked at 14th and the Manipal Academy of Higher Education making it to the 18th spot in the NIRF list.

The Noida-based Amity University is ranked 52 in the list. Shiv Nadar University from Uttar Pradesh is ranked at 60.

As many as seven private universities from Tamil Nadu have made it to the list, including Amrita University.

Here is the list of top private universities in India:

■ Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu - 9

Also read | India’s top 10 management institutes in NIRF Rankings 2017

■ Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamil Nadu - 14

■ Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka – 18

■ Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA), Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu-32

■ Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-44

■ AMITY University, Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh-52

Also read | Miranda House in Delhi best college in India, 6 from DU in top 10 rankings

■ Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-55

■ Shiv Nadar University, Chithera, Uttar Pradesh – 60

■ Symbiosis International University, Pune, Maharashtra-61

■ Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu-71

■ Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat-75

■ PES University, Bengaluru, Karantaka - 94

■ B.S. Abdur Rahman Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 100

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Corpn. to take up five schools under smart schools project

Corpn. to take up five schools under smart schools project^^^^

Five Coimbatore Corporation schools will soon turn ‘smart schools’. They will have modern classrooms with multimedia boards, wi-fi connectivity, clean toilets, purified drinking water and a facelift that will attract students.

Sharing the details of the project the civic body proposed to undertake, officials said that under the Smart Cities Mission, the civic body planned to take up 22 schools for improvement. Of those it would take up five schools in the first phase - R.S. Puram West School, R.S. Puram Boys School, another elementary school in R.S. Puram, the Corporation school on T.V. Samy Street and the Selvapuram High School.

The civic body would spend between ₹2 crore and ₹8 crore on each of the five schools depending on the requirement.

The work could be broadly classified as those to be taken up inside and outside the classroom. Inside the classrooms, the Corporation would provide better seating facilities to the students, a smart board capable of showing multimedia content, wi-fi connectivity, etc.

Outside, it would install water treatment plants, improve the landscape, rebuild toilets wherever necessary to improve hygiene, develop grounds and sports facilities and also give a facelif to the façade. The noon meal kitchen would also undergo change in that part of the energy requirements of the kitchen could be met with solar power, they said.

Apart from the infrastructure work, the local body would also improve teaching and learning in the schools as unless that exercise was taken up, the investment in infrastructure would not bear fruit and the students would not stand to gain, the officials said.

It planned to rope in non-government organisations it was working with in this regard.

At present, the Corporation was close to accepting the detailed project reports that were under preparation for the five schools. Once that was done, the execution would begin soon, the sources added

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Coimbatore/corpn-to-take-up-five-schools-under-smart-schools-project/article19394649.ece
 

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Pollachi gets an Govt Arts and Science college....

உறுப்பு கல்லூரியில் மாணவர் சேர்க்கை

பொள்ளாச்சி : ''பொள்ளாச்சி பாரதியார் பல்கலை உறுப்பு கல்லுாரியில், மாணவர் சேர்க்கைக்கான விண்ணப்பங்கள் விரைவில் வினியோகிக்கப்படும்,'' என பாரதியார் பல்கலை., துணைவேந்தர் தெரிவித்தார்.
பொள்ளாச்சி சமத்துார் ராம ஐயங்கார் மேல்நிலைப்பள்ளியில், அரசு கலைக்கல்லுாரி அமைப்பது குறித்த ஆலோசனை கூட்டம் நேற்று நடந்தது. துணை சபாநாயகர் பொள்ளாச்சி ஜெயராமன் தலைமை வகித்தார். சப் - கலெக்டர் காயத்ரி, தாசில்தார் செல்வி முன்னிலை வகித்தனர்.
பாரதியார் பல்கலை., துணைவேந்தர் கணபதி கூறியதாவது:
அரசு உத்தரவுப்படி, பாரதியார் பல்கலைக்கழகம் 2017 - 18ம் கல்வியாண்டு முதல் இரண்டு புதிய கலை மற்றும் அறிவியல் உறுப்பு கல்லுாரிகளை, பொள்ளாச்சி மற்றும் தொண்டாமுத்துாரில் துவங்குகிறது. பொள்ளாச்சியில், அமையவுள்ள உறுப்பு கல்லுாரியானது, பி.ஏ., ஆங்கிலம், பி.எஸ்.சி.,
கணிதவியல், பி.காம்.,(சி.ஏ.,), பி.காம்.,(பி.ஏ.,), பி.பி.ஏ., ஆகிய ஐந்து பாடப்பிரிவுகளுடன், மகாலிங்கபுரம் சமத்துார் ராம ஐயங்கார் மேல்நிலைப்பள்ளியில் செயல்பட உள்ளது.

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City college bags Texas Instruments’ Chairman’s award

City college bags Texas Instruments’ Chairman’s award^^^^



Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology College has bagged Chairman’s Award for the best innovative product for the Texas Instruments India Innovation Challenge Design Contest 2016, for their innovation on ‘Watchdog for Agriculture Farms’.

This was announced at the grand finale at IIM-Bangalore and was presided by top minds in academia and industry – Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, N.S. Raghavan, Harkesh Kumar Mittal, Dr. Anita Gupta, Prof. G Raghuram, Dr. Peter Balyta and Sanjay Srivastava.

The first runner up for the Texas Instruments IICDC 2016 is the team from IIT Kharagpur for their innovation on tracking sleep disorder and the second runner up is from Dream Institute of Technology, West Bengal for their innovative solution on safety ensuring wearable, a company release said today.

Total 30 teams participated in the finals which received Rs.1.5 crore as product development fund and 10 teams will receive Rs. 2 crore seed fund and opportunity to be incubated at NSRCEL, IIM-B.
The 2016 TI IICDC saw participation from 11,000 engineering students across 624 colleges in India, it said.

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By employing the world’s brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology and the comapny is helping approximately one lakh customers transform the future, currently.

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Bharathiar University to start two Arts and Science constituent colleges in Pollachi and Thondamuthur


Bharathiar University to start two Arts and Science constituent colleges in Pollachi and Thondamuthur
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Bharathiar University has established two new constituent Arts and Science colleges in Pollachi and Thondamuthur respectively, from the current academic year 2017-18 and the admission for the courses would commence soon.

While five undergraduate courses including B.A (English), B.Sc. (Mathematics) B.Com and B.com (CA) and BBA would be offered in the Pollachi Bharathiar university constituent college. In Thondamuthur constituent college B.A (Economics) would also be taught added to the above mentioned subjects and courses.



The new colleges would temporarily function in Samathur Rama Aiyyangar Corporation School in Pollachi and Government higher secondary school in Thondamuthur.

The announcement for the student admission for the current academic year would be released soon said a press communique issued by Bharathiar University.

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"Four new Govt. Arts and Science colleges for Coimbatore district" - Minister SP Velumani

"Four new Govt. Arts and Science colleges for Coimbatore district" - Minister SP Velumani^^^^

S.P. Velumani, Minister for Municipalities and Rural Development inaugurated Bharathiar University constituent Arts and Science college at Thondmuthur, this morning.



Speaking on the occasion, Minister SP velumani said that the 70 year long standing dream of the Thondmuthur people and neighboring areas have been fulfilled today as new college has been opened for the benefit of student community of Thondmuthur constituency."I have been stressing the need to start two new Arts and Science colleges in the Tamilnadu assembly. Chief Minister, Edapadi K Palanisamy has ordered for the establishment of two new Arts and Science colleges in Thondmuthur and Pollachi respectively. In the recent years, TN government has set up Anna Teresa Women’s College in RS Puram and Arts and Science college in Mettupalayam which makes the total count of four colleges for Coimbatore”’ the Minister said.

“The Government has allocated Rs.1.18 crore for the growth of education sector in the State. Rs.250 crores has been allocated for the implementation of Avinashi –Athikadavu project's first phase and Rs.16 crore has been spent for the construction of new collectorate building in Coimbatore” Minister SP Velumani said.

Adding that the admission to the new Arts and Science College would commence from the current academic year 2017-18 itself. Five undergraduate courses including B.A (English), B.A (Economics), B.Sc. (Mathematics) B.Com, B.com (CA) and BBA would be offered in Thondmuthur constituent college he said and it would function from the premises of Government Boys Higher secondary school.

 

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PSG launches centre for biomedical innovation

Coimbatore: PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research has launched a centre for biomedical innovation, a first-of-its-kind facility in the medical colleges of Tamil Nadu. The centre will aim at harnessing ideas on biomedical research into commercially-viable products.

The idea of setting up the centre was mooted almost a year ago, said the dean of PSGIMS&R S Ramalingam. "We have launched the centre with five to six ideas in hand. As of now, we will be functioning at a temporary set-up in the PSG Hospital, and by January 2018, we will move to our permanent facility in the new hospital building which is about 2000sqft," he told TOI.

The medical devices market in India was valued at US$6.36bn in 2013. "This is growing at 15% annually," said Ramalingam. "Nearly 70% of this market is catered by imported goods. 50% of India's medical equipment come from the United States, while the rest from Western European countries, Australia, New Zealand and Canada," he said.

"As far as India is concerned, we have the intellectual potential, but ideas are not being converted into products. The Central government had launched two schemes to promote biomedical innovation where it allowed setting up innovation clusters. This innovation centre is in the lines of the Central government's vision," said Ramalinagm.

The biggest challenge among innovators in the field of biomedical engineering is the lack of awareness about ethical clearance. "We have seen innovators who come to us with a prototype or a nearly-finished product asking it to be tested on patients. And when we ask them if they have ethical committee clearance, they seem to be unaware of the procedure," explained Ramalingam.

"The innovation centre will help a prospective innovator to refine the research idea with our expert guidance and go through the required clearances. Once the idea becomes viable, it can function as an incubatee in the PSG science and technology entrepreneurial park (PSG-STEP)," he said.
PSG-STEP will help the innovator with the funds required for further research. The facilities for research projects will be available at the PSGIMS&R. "One can use the animal testing facility and also conduct clinical trials," Ramalingam added.

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Two city colleges bag prizes at Hackathon

Two city colleges bag prizes at Hackathon^^^^



Two colleges from the city have won laurels at the two-day Hackathon in New Delhi from October 27. A team of five second year students of Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT) grabbed the first place, while the four-member team from Sri Krishna College of Technology (SKCT) came third in the event organised by Ministry of Food Processing Industries as part of World Food India 2017.The event mainly focused on the technological support in food processing industries and its role in improving the food economy of India.

President Ram Nath Kovind presented the awards to the winners at a function on Sunday.KCT team was represented by Swathi, Hanu Priya, Mano Priya, Sagarika and Jenifer from Electronics and Communications Engineering and Biotechnology Departments, while SKCT by M. Sneha, S. Sowmya, N. Srimathi and D. Suriya.Totally 69 teams were shortlisted for the final round.

The winning team proposed development of a Mobile App that focused on establishing a direct link between farmers with food processing industries, thereby assisting them in areas such as crop insurance, linking of agronomists and pest checking in different weather conditions.SKCT chose the problem to detect the freshness and quality of fruits and vegetables, with an objective to identify the application of any unwanted material used on fruits and vegetables like insecticide, wax, calcium carbide, and ethylene so that the consumer will be assured about the freshness and safety.The team has come up with the freshness and quality detector which is easy to use, user friendly portable device and primary beneficiary being the common public

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