VERVE 1.0 REPORT

Start: 16-02-2018
End: 17-07-2018

VERVE 1.0 REPORT

Verve 1.0is a fest organized by IT Association. The fest started on 16th February 2018 at 05.00pm. The fest consisted of Literary events, fun events, tech event, gaming, sports and many more. Students from all departments took part in it with great joy and enthusiasm. The events were not only exciting but also tested various skills of the participants like marketing, communication, presence of mind etc. The event was conducted successfully with the hard work and dedication of the members of the Association. Here is a brief about the various events conducted in Verve 1.0.

X-Files

X-files was a treasure hunt which consisted of 2 rounds. The participants were only allowed to enter in the teams of 2 or 3 .The first round was called the Box Office, in which the teams had to answer some fun and popular questions related to Bollywood. The registrations for the event were commendable and 27 teams had participated for the first round. The teams enjoyed answering the questions.
7 teams were selected for the second round based on their scores of round 1 and were called the next day. The Second Round was the Treasure Hunt in which each team were given a clue. They had to crack the message and reach the position as per the clue. There were total 8 locations around the campus where the ITA members were positioned with the clues for next location.
Once all the clues had been collected, the teams were required to come back to the starting location. Abhishek and Pranay of First years bagged the first position followed by Pratik Agrawal and SaralBabu of Second years securing the second position.
The event was a success with satisfaction from both participants and organizers along with positive feedbacks.

British Parliamentary Debate

British Parliamentary Debate is a kind of academic debate. The debate format involves 4 teams, 2 teams called first and second proposition and the other two first opposition and second opposition. Two speaker represent each of the four teams and each speaker gives a speech of seven minutes.
This debate was organised in 2 rounds. The first round was a Group Discussion round held on 16th February 2018. The participants who qualified this first round moved on to the second round which was the debate held on 17th February 2018.

In the second round there were 2 panels with 8 participants and 4 participants respectively.  Both the panels had a debate on the topic  “ Censorship cannot be justified”. The debate was very interesting and the participants performed to the best of their capability. The teams from side attempt to maintain loyalty with one another while simultaneously demonstrating the unique qualities of their own arguments.

Sports

Football:

5-a-side football was also being conducted in verve 1.0. It was being conducted on the audi ground on 16th and 17th February. It witnessed a huge number of participants on both the days during the course of the event. The participants came in a team of 5 and showcased their football skills on the ground. Safety arrangements were being made and the event coordinators made sure that no miss-happening takes place. The participants played with utmost zeal and zest and a very good and healthy sports environment was seen over the ground. All the participants displayed true spirit of sportsmanship and enjoyed the event thoroughly.

BASKETBALL:

Basketball was also conducted successfully on 16th and 17th February 2018  in verve 1.0. The participants registered themselves in a team of 3 before the event. Both the girls and boys participants showcased their dribbling skills on the court and enjoyed playing the game. A good competition was seen among the participants on both the days during the course of the event. The event coordinators made sure that the event conduction is going on smoothly. First aid kits were also kept ready to provide immediate aid to any participant who gets injured during the game. The event saw a huge turn up from the students and it ended up effectively on 17th February 2018.

TAKESHI'S CASTLE

In the first round of this fun event the participants had to perform mini games in teams of two. They had to arrange playing cards in different patterns and then they had to move on to the paper cup and balloon game. In that game, they were supposed to blow the paper cups from balloon air as soon as possible. There were many more similar ‘minute to win it’ games. At the end, the total time was evaluated and winners were moved to second round.

In round two, one of the team members was supposed to blindfold himself and the other was supposed to direct the blind folded member and help him move along the path within the boundaries. Along the path there were a few obstacles and they had to clear them. If the blindfolded person crossed the boundary then the directing member had to smash the glasses with a tennis ball and was asked to perform the challenge under the specific glasses left. After that they had to continue along the path.

Literary Event

THE CRANIUM SHAKER

Round one was a Tambola with a twist. Instead of calling out  numbers, we asked questions (mostly synonyms, antonyms, etc). Every answer was associated with a number. The participants were supposed to figure out the answer and had to strike out its number in the Housie card (if present). The number key was be displayed by means of a projector.
In the second round, a pair of fictional characters were given to the participants. These characters were from different TV Shows, books and movies. The participants had to enact a dialogue between the two characters. The dialogue or script can be on any topic ranging from casual conversations to current affairs. This was impromptu and only 1 minute preparation time was given to the participant. A total of 10 participants were qualified for the third round.
In the third round, a hypothetical situation was given to the participant and the participant was asked to deliver a news report on the same within 1 minute. The hypothetical situation could be of any genre like Science fiction, topics based on current affairs, and fictional situations. A preparation time of 30 seconds was given to the participants to think of the content.

THE INK POT ENCOUNTER

In round one the participants were given to write an anecdote, short story or an article based on the topics given. It was supposed to be self explanatory , and relatable to the theme given. Some examples of themes given are Dad, Best Friend etc.Three people were given the same topic to write on and different outcomes were expected.

In round two, the participants were given a topic on which they needed to write a parody article. The parody article could be written in a silly and hilarious manner. Participants were free to interpret the topic in any way they want.
In round three, the participants were given a particular theme or situation to write a poem about. The themes  ranged from fictional topics to serious topics. The participants had to write the poem within the given time limit. The participants also had the option of choosing their own topic. There was no word limit and the participants were free to write as much as they want.

Techila

Techila was a tech event consisting of three rounds. In the first round the participants were given a set of pictures related to logos, gadgets, famous personalities and other technology related topics and they had to guess the picture in a given time frame.
In the second round, the participants were provided with a crossword and some clues and they had to try and complete the maximum number of questions in minimum amount of time to be shortlisted for the final round.
In the third or the final round, the coding skills of participants were tested. Questions on syntax correction, error eradication and completing a part of the code were given to the participants and they were supposed to solve those questions in limited time.

Merchant of Wall Street

In the first round of the business event, the participants were asked to pitch some absurd items to the judging panel. They had to keep convincing the judges to buy those items from them within the given time limit of 2 minutes.
In the second round, items were displayed one by one and the participants had to bid cautiously. The participants with the highest value (product + remaining funds) qualified for next round.
The third round was a simulated stock market round which required participants to buy and sell stocks cautiously. This round consisted of 7 selected companies and the participant were supposed to buy/sell/stay with the stocks of the company. With passing time, the stocks were updated and the participants were supposed to take the decision with every subsequent update.

Gaming

Clash Royale
Clash Royale is a freemium mobile tower rush video game developed and published by Supercell. The game combines elements from collectible card games, tower defense, and multiplayer online battle arena. It was organized in TP 304, and there were 12 playing arenas in total (excluding the tutorial arena, Training Camp): Goblin Stadium, Bone Pit, Barbarian Bowl, P.E.K.K.A's Playhouse, Spell Valley, Builder's Workshop, Royal Arena, Frozen Peak, Jungle Arena, Hog Mountain, Electro Valley, and Legendary Arena, with each arena corresponding to a certain trophy count range where players level up by gaining experience points through donating and/or upgrading cards and completing achievements.

Mini Militia

Mini Militia is a free-to-play 2D shooter game which was organized in TP 306 and is a multiplayer game. The gameplay is similar to survival; however, it includes a wider variety of weapons, maps, and game modes such as to Capture the Flag.

The event was a grand success and ended on a very happy note.

TCS CodeVita - Season VII - Registrations Open

Start: 28-03-2018
End: 15-07-2018

Organised by Tata Consultancy Services

Overview

The rate of adoption of technology is having a huge impact on people’s lives. To be competitive and to be able to adapt to the constantly changing digital world, it is prudent to speak the language of the computers. The language of Computers is – Code. Akin, to Maths, coding is expected to be a necessary skill across disciplines. However, exactly like Maths, it has the ability to induce fear in many. TCS organizes CodeVita to overcome this fear and enjoy writing computer code. The main objective of the contest is to sharpen the contestants' programming skills through some real-life computing practices.

Eligibility Criteria for India

Coders from institutes across India who are completing their academic course in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 alone are eligible for this contest. Registrations are invited from students in undergraduate/ postgraduate programs related to engineering/science background with any specialization.

Registration Link: Click here

10th National conference on Nature, Culture, Language, and Literature: Narratives and Critical Practices

Start: 16-04-2018
End: 17-07-2018

In the last couple of decades, Nature, more specially, environment has not only been the center of academic and industrial research, but also has made way into human consciousness. Environment no longer remains a term with scientific connotation, but has acquired significant position in humanities and social sciences research. When scientific inventions have failed to offer any effective solution to curb spiralling environmental problems through its technological methods, Humanities, especially literature and philosophy have located the roots of such problems in human consciousness and socio-cultural system. Thus fields of humanities attempt to reengineer such systems by edifying human consciousness with an objective to bring about permanent solution to such problems. So, it is now a necessity to re-examine nature oriented literature that has the potential to redirect our minds and imagination from ‘ego-consciousness’ and ‘ethno-consciousness’ to ‘eco-consciousness’. We need to study the literature which questions Western ideologies, which have created binaries that separate men from women, mind from matter, humanity from nature. This 10th National conference on Nature, Culture, Language, and Literature: Narratives and Critical Practices investigated the ways literature explores the depth of nature-culture relations and tried to find new avenues to establish paradigms of ‘new consciousness by examining the practices and representations in the long tradition of literature ranging from the pre-historic to the postmodern time.

The conference began on 16th April 2018  forenoon with an invocation and lighting of lamp. The inaugural function was graced by the Vice-Chancellor of SRMIST, Dr. SandeepSancheti, Registrar, Dr. N. Sethuraman, Pro Vice-Chancellor, EFL University, Hyderabad,Prof. Kilash Chandra Baral, Convenor of the Conference, Prof. K Anbzhaghan and other dignitaries from other institutions. The inaugural was presided by Dr. Sancheti. Dr. K. Anbazhagan  welcomed the gathering and presented a synoptic view of the conference. The special address was delivered by the Registrar, and it was followed by the address of the Chief Guest. The Chief Guest Dr. Baral highlighted the continuity of the connect between nature and culture in the Indian tradition. He invoked the Puranic literature to create a new consciousness in which we can understand the cosmic equation of human nature relations. He further emphasised on the logic of our age old practices that are in consonance with nature and on the need for conjoining the metanarratives with minor narratives for the demolition of polar oppositions. The Inaugural came to an end at 11.30 am with the Vote of Thanks by Dr. B. Cauveri.

The key note of the conference was set by Dr. Rayson K. Alex, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, BITS Pilani, Goa. He focused on the politics of identity, eco-ethical practices and environmental conservation and how the belief system of indigenous Indians help in protecting the natural environment despite all changes brought about by techno-science. Although technological advancement is undeniable, yet technology must not interfere with the conventions and create knowledge systems which make people sceptical about their traditional practices.

The Keynote address was followed by a Plenary Address by Dr. Padma V Mckertich, from the Department of English, Stella Maris College, Chennai. Her topic of presentation was “From Peninsula: Literary Studies and Ecology in India”. She offered an overview of how and in what historical context the idea of environment and ecology entered into Indian creative and critical consciousness. The plenary was followed by a session of paper presentation. Fifteen participants presented their innovative thoughts, ideas, postulations and theories during this session. The session was quite interactive and many ideas emerged from the scholarly discussions and discourses.

The second day of the conference, 17th April 2018, began with the plenary address titled “Bringing Nature into English Classroom: Using Eco-literature for LSRW Activities” by Dr. T Murugavel. In the course of his presentation, Dr Murugavel focused on how to sensitise young minds about the environmental conditions by teaching them literature concerning environment and ecology. He further emphasised on teaching English language through literature, wherein environmental literature necessarily plays pivotal role. He also talked about offering learners a first-hand experience of nature to develop their creative consciousness. It was followed by two sessions of paper presentations by researchers, faculty members, students and subject experts. The sessions were profoundly vibrant. And the final plenary was addressed by Mr. Padmanabhan Oppili, Senior Journalist and environmental Editor of The Times of India, Chennai. His speech focused on the use of plain and simple English by the media in representing and taking environmental issues to the common man. He also illustrated how such representations conspire to affect readers, NGOs, Government, and policy makers at both local and global level.

Towards the end of the second day, the Undergraduate and Post-graduate students of the Department of English and Foreign Languages staged a few cultural programmes, which won the appreciation of the audience. That was followed by the Valedictory Function. Dr. Narayana Jena, the Conference Coordinator presented a report on the events that took place during the conference. The Valedictory Address was given by Dr. Girish Kunjuraman, Deputy Dean and Vice principal, SRM Medical College and Research Centre. He viewed environment as a living system and as a necessity for all living beings, and highlighted the importance of living in harmony with nature. He said that human beings are a part of nature, and in the course of destroying it, they are destroying themselves. He convincingly argued that the protection of nature entails the protection of humanity. The function ended with the Vote of Thanks by Dr. Uma Maheswari. And the conference successfully came to an end with the national anthem and a cheerful hope for other such successful events in future.

Report Prepared by Dr. Narayan Jena, Conference Coordinator, Assistant Professor, Department of English and Foreign Languages, SRMIST, Chennai and Dr. B. Cauveri, Assistant Professor, Department of English and Foreign Languages, SRMIST, Chennai.

கணினித்தமிழ் சான்றிதழ்ப் படிப்பு

Start: 10-05-2018
End: 01-06-2018

Fundamentals & Use of Tamil Computing

Six-Week Certificate Course as Sports Coaching

Start: 16-05-2018
End: 24-06-2018

Organised by Department of Physical Education

SRM IST organized a six-week certificate course as sports coaching from 16th May to 24th June 2018 in the following discipline, under the Auspices of Sports Authority of India.

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Volleyball

Students from all over India attended the six-week certificate course in sports coaching. Most of the students are working in schools, colleges, railways, Police, and services public sector. The purpose of attending the course is to enrich their knowledge in the concerned discipline. The participants had morning and evening practicals and in between, from 10.00am to 1.00pm, they had theory classes where they learned the advanced training methods in their particular disciplines . During practical they learnt Tactics & Strategy that they were adopting in the game situations. In addition to that they learnt rules and regulations.

Dr. D. Antony Ashok Kumar, Director, Hotel Management delivered the valedictory address and distributed the certificates to the trainees Prof Dr.K.Vaithianathan; Director Sports Welcomed the gathering Dr. R.Mohana Krishnan proposed the vote of thanks. All the SAI coaches attended the function and graced the occasion.

Course Toppers

Names

Discipline

Percentage

SUHANDININANDA.P

Athletics

76

THANUJA.Y.S

Athletics

76

DEVENDRA PANDIAN.P

Basketball

77

PRAKASH.S

Hockey

75

HARUN AHMED KHAN

Volleyball

83

 

Environment Day Celebration 2018

Start: 30-05-2018
End: 05-06-2018

Organised by Directorate of Student Affairs, SRM Institute of Science and Technology

Environment Day Celebration 2018

Date: May 30 - June 05, 2018

A team of faculty members across various disciplines Research, Public Health, Engineering and Technology, Student Affairs have collaborated together to have a week long celebrations for the forthcoming event i.e. Environment Day, which falls on June 5th.

Day- 1 Activity Report

Today (May 30, 2018), being the first day, A group of 50 members have flocked together at the University Library.

As a mini walkathon, we marched around the campus along with an industry expert, who provided a significant enlightenment on 'Smart bins'. At Java Green, we had an insightful interaction with the vendors to create awareness about the importance of avoiding Plastics. To our astonishment, Vendors have also consented to the significance of avoiding plastics.

Apart from these, House-keeping team along with gloves & bags were also accompanied us. Segregation of waste was carried out by them by reiterating its importance. Indeed, it was quite good for everyone to self-infuse some knowledge on the various types of cleaning. In the end, the team flocked together by sealing the plan for the next few days, by bringing Day-1 activity to a conclusive & crispy end. We firmly believe that post this ‘Mini-walkathon’, SRMIST would remain as a plastic free campus by casting constant awareness among teachers, students, vendors & others. The long term objective would be 'Avoiding plastics should become a way of life', thereby leaving the world, a safe abode for our future generations. In the future, the term ‘Plastic’ should be expunged from the dictionary.

Day- 2 Activity Report

In continuance of our plan, a buoyant team of 35 members left for SRM Rural Health Centre, located at Mamandoor. We arranged around 40 saplings and planted them in and around the campus. Indeed, it was an elated and a memorable experience. Everyone around there had a productive & delightful time.

We would like to extend our profound thanks to all the following team members, who made it possible.

  • Transportation team, who had provided a van and a small lorry.
  • Horticulture team, who had provided the saplings and also accompanied us all along by providing an amiable guidance.
  • Hostel team, who had offered a yummy lunch in a short notice.
  • Maintenance team, who had provided an overall coordination & planting.

Last, but not the least, we extend our heartfelt thanks to the teams from various discipline, who had convened together and materialized this Day-2 event as an enchanting one.

In addition to this, we would also laud the excellent hospitality of the Doctor and Staff at our Mamandoor facility.

We should not rest with this and have to incessantly continue in our pursuit of making our environment a more greener one!

Day- 3 Activity Report

Every drop of water goes to make the mighty ocean. Yes, the mighty ocean that we take for granted may no longer be the same in the days to come. The theme for this year's World Environment Day is 'Beat Plastic pollution’. It has been predicted that in the years to come there would be more plastic in the ocean than fish!!

The men are so busy with technological advancements like Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, etc that they have had its fair share of advantage but we have failed to realize the enormity of the man-made harm to the environment due to excessive use of plastics. The earth's surface and the ocean beds are being clogged. A danger, that we are failing to acknowledge and therefore it is very important to take relevant measures at the earliest. Since 1974 United Nations has been creating awareness by observing June 5th as World Environment Day.

This year India is the host and so, we have a major responsibility to stand as a role model by working towards a more sustained and safe environment. SRM as an institution has pledged to give its very best in becoming a responsible and environmentally conscious institution. On June 3rd a campaign was organized in Besant Nagar Beach which brought together the Vice-Chancellor of the Institute to staff members, researchers and a team of 50 students as members to 'start a change '.

The team showed that everyone has a responsibility towards the environment. The members were involved in educating vendors on alternates to plastics, creating awareness among children and the public and that, small efforts sustained over time can produce significant results. Thus, SRM is set on its journey towards sustaining a safe environment for the future generations.

 

CME on Chennai Subchapter Iria

Start: 06-06-2018

Organised by Department of Radiology, SRM Institute of Science and Technology

CME on Chennai Subchapter Iria

Date: June 06, 2018

Tribology of Materials and Manufacturing

Start: 11-06-2018
End: 16-06-2018

Organised by Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology

Tribology of Materials and  Manufacturing

Date: June 11 - 16, 2018

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Guest Lecture on Pathology

Start: 14-06-2018

Organised by Department of Pathology, SRM Institute of Science and Technology
Guest Lecture on Pathology
Date: June 14, 2018

Symposium on Petrows Trans Sigmoid Approaches to Lateral Skill Base

Start: 14-06-2018

Organised by Department of ENT, SRM Institute of Science and Technology

Symposium on Petrows Trans Sigmoid Approaches to Lateral Skill Base

Date: June 14, 2018

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