TCE Alumni e-Newsletter
VOL 2 - ISSUE 3
TCE Alumni e-Newsletter
VOL 2 - ISSUE 3
- Dr. M. Palaninatha Raja,
TCE is bringing a real-world perspective to the academic pursuits of the students and the faculty. Individually and collectively, you as Alumni, are the measure of our success and the foundation of our future. I invite the Alumni to provide feedback and support our College in a way that best suits them.
TCE plays an important role in ensuring the connection between student and the Alumni to educate them ahead of their graduation about the value and honour of being a TCE alumnus. TCE requires adequate funding for creating corpus to support student scholarships and other activities to have an effective Alumni relations program. TCE connects Alumni to the college and to each other, builds traditions, fosters student and Alumni leadership and serves the diverse needs and interests of our society.
I sincerely thank you all for your contributions to enrich the lives of the students by helping them to establish lifelong, meaningful and valued relationships with TCE and its Alumni. I congratulate the Editors and all the people who have contributed to shape this newsletter in the best possible manner.
Principal (i/c), TCE
- Dr. M. Palaninatha Raja,
We are glad to report the Alumni activities for the period from June to November 2021 in this issue. This period has
been so exciting with the college re-opening for students and everyone getting back to business. Alumni engagement at our institution continues to reach newer heights. In this Newsletter, we have covered all the major Alumni engagements that had happened in the latter half of this year, highlights being Alumni Mentorship, Initiatives of Thiagarajar Entrepreneurs Network, Outreach by TCE Alumni and Alumni visits to their Alma mater.
Over 500 students have enrolled for getting mentorship under Alumni and 178 Alumni have volunteered to be mentors. The golden jubilee reunion of 1970 batch Alumni happened in blended mode, with few Alumni attending the event in person while others joined virtually. Many Alumni have also been involved in academic activities such as curriculum review, Project review and Technical talks. We also take immense pleasure in giving special mention to some of our Alumni, who have won laurels for their professional achievements.
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Golden Jubilee Reunion
1970 Batch - Reunion
On September 27, 2021, the Golden Jubilee Reunion of the 1970 class was held at TCE's KS auditorium. Fifteen Alumni from the 1970 class attended the reunion in person, while many more participated on-line. With his welcome remarks, Dr.K.Ramalingam initiated the programme. In his welcome presentation, Mr.G.Thiagarajan outlined the goals and objectives of the reunion. Mr.N.Ramkumar, the President of TCE Alumni Association, gave a talk about the Alumni activities. Alumni from the 1970 batch presented their donation of Rs.2 lakhs towards TCE Alumni Charitable Trust which will be utilized to provide scholarships for the deserving students.
Mr.K.Hari Thiagarajan, our Trustee, delivered the Presidential address and released the souvenir. Dr.V.Abhaikumar presented his address on Institutional evolution . Dr.M.PalaninathaRaja, Principal (i/c) and Dr.S.Mercy Shalinie, Dean-MIS addressed the Alumni. Mr.N.S.Srinivasan presented the details about the souvenir in his address. The programme facilitators were Mr.S.Balakrishnan, Mr.D.V.Krishnan, and Mr.A.Gurumohan from the 1970 batch. Mr.R.M Subbiah addressed the gathering as the Chief Co-ordinator. Dr.K.V.Uma, College level Co-ordinator for Alumni Relations, gave a brief presentation on AlmaConnect, a platform for Alumni engagement. The vote of thanks was offered by Mr.M.S.Ramanujam.
Upcoming Reunions : 1971 & 1972 batch
As part of Alumni support to the present students, the Alumni Mentorship program has been restructured. In the proposed program, Alumni will mentor the students in respect of Higher Studies, Competitive exams (GATE/GRE/TOEFEL/CAT/GMAT/IELTS), Programming Skills, Industry Supported Projects, Placement, Entrepreneurship, Civil Services Exam and Public Speaking/ Presentation skills.
In this program, one Alumni will mentor 3 students in a chosen area (eg: Higher Studies). Many of the Alumni have expressed their consent to spend one hour per week as per their convenience. We have identified sub topics for discussion in each area. It is also proposed to organize induction program for both the Mentors and Mentees. The Mentoring process is to be supported by the Tutors in each department.
So far 178 Alumni have expressed their willingness to Mentor the students and 530 students have opted for getting mentored. We believe that this new avenue of collaboration would result in greater synergy and growth. We look forward to see more and more Alumni joining in the mentors panel and many more students getting benefitted. Interested Alumni may use the willingness form given below.
CoreStack, The AI-powered Cloud Governance company Co-founded by our Alumni Rathinasabapathy Arumugam (1998- ECE) received the 1st Guidance ATEA Digital Accelerator grant. He received the recognition from the Honourable Chief minister of Tamil Nadu, Mr.M.K.Stalin during the Investment conclave held at ITC, Chennai.
Dr. S. Mohan (1981-Civil) has been appointed as the First Vice Chancellor of Puducherry Technological University.
Mrs. Valliammai (1985-Civil) received the Technology All-Star award by Women of Color magazine. She was honoured at the Women of Color STEM Digital Conference held on October 8, 2021.
Mr. Anand Rajaguru IPS (2011-CSE) commanded the State Independence Day parade, Kerala
Mr. Adithyan Annamalai (2021-Mech) bagged admission in the prestigious Imperial College London (QS Ranking 08 among academic institutions ) . Course Name - Msc- Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Management.
Anicut capital has been recognized as one of the Top ten early stage angel investors in a survey conducted by Inc42, a leading Indian media for startups and entrepreneurs. Mr.IAS.Balamurugan (1991-Mech) is the Managing Partner at Anicut Capital LLP.
Dr. K. Arunachalam(1982-Civil) Former Dean, TCE received Eminent Engineer award from the Association of consulting Civil Engineers (India)
Late Mr. Parthiban (1980-Mech) , Mr. Annamalai, Mr. Raghu are granted with a U.S patent on their IOT invention on ”Bearing Lubrication Application Control”
Ar.Shivaram Arunachalam and Ar.Kil Kamesh (2011-Arch) , Founders - Design Infinity, Chennai received an award for “Leading and Creative Architecture & Interior Design firm of the year 2021” in the National Architecture and Interior Design Excellence awards category during the conference organized by Design Awards India and Beginup in September 2021.
TCE- TEN Initiatives
Mr.IAS. Balamurugan (1991-Mech)
, Managing Partner at Anicut Capital, visited TCE and interacted with the start-ups in TCE-TBI and the Students.
He has also come forward to financially support the promising incubates. Anicut capital with 200 million USD size of funds has signed an MOU with TCE TBI to offer funding and mentoring support to the early stage companies. This is envisaged for twenty such start-ups in TCE-TBI in the next few years.
Alumni to TCE
Our Alumni contribute significantly to the success of our college. We are glad to note that many of our Alumni have involved in various curricular and co-curricular activities to encourage the students broaden their horizons. Alumni involvement in Faculty Development Programmes, Webinars, Board of Studies, Workshops, and Placement Talks demonstrates their commitment to TCE.
Lakshmanan Somasundaram (1987-Civil) , the Managing Director, Tecton Engineering and Construction, Sharjah donated 100 oxygen concentrators worth 1 crore rupees to the Government of Tamil Nadu during June 2021 when the state was acutely affected by the pandemic and oxygen shortage.
V. Govindarajan (1979-Mech) , the Founder and CEO of Aarthi Scans & Labs donated Rs.25 lakhs towards the Tamil Nadu government Covid relief fund. The donation was presented to the Chief Mininster of Tamil Nadu Thiru.M.K.Stalin by Dr. Prasanna, Director of Aarthi Scans along with Dr. Aarthi and Dr. Arun.
TCE to Alumni
TCE Alumni Association along with the parent body has procured AlmaConnect software so as to enhance the effectiveness of TCE Alumni network. AlmaConnect is an Alumni Networking platform where Alumni can signup and connect with each other. Alumni can get updates from the college on the ongoing activities in the campus, enabling them to contribute back to the Alma Mater. Data Protection agreement has been signed with AlmaConnect to protect and maintain the privacy provisions there of. Personalised updates such as Job Opportunities, Mentorship profiles in the network can also be availed. Details of around fourteen thousand Alumni have been already indexed into the platform. Almaconnect for TCE hosts an exclusive social network of TCE Alumni with 4500 users registered currently. We cordially invite our Alumni to register on this exclusive professional networking platform by clicking the link given below.
Our Alumni,K. Balasubramanian(1973-EEE), JR Devadoss (1973-ECE), MS Swaminathan(1973-Civil), K. Ramachandran(1973-Mech), GR Amarnath(1973-Mech) took the nostalgic walk down through the memories by visiting their Alma Mater.
TCE is ranked at 71st position in National Institutional Ranking Framework(NIRF) 2021 which includes IITs, NITs all over India. Among the affiliated engineering colleges, TCE retains the 5th position at the National level following SSN, COEP Pune, PSG tech, MS Ramiah, PSG. Under Architecture category, TCE is ranked at the 19th position among all the Institutes in India.
TCE has secured the second position in "Top Innovative Research Institutions" category during the 8th CII Industrial Innovation Awards 2021.The top three Innovations of TCE recognised by the CII are: ‘A process and a system for Manufacturing tiles/blocks from waste plastics’ by Padmashri Dr. Vasudevan, Department of Chemistry, ‘Electrochemical machining of diaphragms for aerospace applications’ by Dr. S.Balaji, Department of Chemistry and Dr. M. Palaninatharaja , Principal ,TCE, and ‘Augmented Reality based Therapy for Children with Autism product’ by Dr. D. Tamilselvi, Department of Information Technology.
Padmashri Dr.R.Vasudeven, Dean (Extra curricular activities) & Professor of Chemistry have been nominated for the award of Doctor of Letters-Honoris Causa (D.Litt) by Ajeenkya D Y Patil University, Pune, India
TCE's IEEE student chapter has been recognized by the IEEE Madras section for various activities conducted during the year 2020, towards professional development of the Engineering students.
Mr.K. Akash of III year Mechanical Engineering bagged the prestigious Mitacs Globalink Research Fellowship Programme of Canada. Through the programme, he undertook an internship under the guidance of Professor Igor Gilitschenski, University of Toronto and carried out a project on designing neural network models for robotic applications.
Students of CSE department, Ms.S. Deivanai, Ms.G. Gayathri Sowmya, Mr.A. Krishnakanth and Mr.K.Selvamani have won FAER - McAfee Scholar Award 2020 - 2021 for their work on Disaster Management Framework.
Students of IT department, Mr.T.R. Abhijeet Vasra and Mr.G. Siddharth won the third prize in the National level Hackathon titled "Makeathon 2.0" held by Skill Development Center, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Ananthapur.
Mr.B. Diliban of Department of EEE is selected as the Campus Ambassador of e-yantra, a robotics outreach program funded by the Ministry of Education, hosted at IIT Bombay.
Our Students Ms.R. Sarunisha, Mr.P. Bharath and Mr.K. Akash are selected as the Student Innovators. They were awarded a Seed Grant of Rs.1 Lakh by the Tamil Nadu EDII as part of the Student Innovators Programme, 2020.
Editorial Board :
Mrs. S. Thiruchadai Pandeeswari, Asst.Professor, Dept of IT
Mrs. Raja Lavanya, Asst. Professor, Dept. of CSE
Mrs. A. Ayswarya, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Arch
Dr. G. Jeya Jeevakani, Asst. Professor, Dept. of English
Manoj Kumaaran, II Year, Dept of IT
Dhanvan Venkatesh, II Year, Dept of IT
Satwik V Bolar, II Year, Dept of IT