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September 2011 Volume 3 Issue 1
STAFF ADVISOR P. Santhi EDITORS Sriram Ramakrishnan R.J.S.A.Jayamary Divya Sanghamitra Chatterjee and places for their landmarks. feet tall at its highest point, it CIT, long defined by the has a humbling effect on sprawling hallways of its main all those who pass under hall and the red bricks which it. It is an analogy to our house its many labs, has a new own journey through this ANTARIKSH EDITOR Sriram Ramakrishnan landmark to boast of - a white place: a journey which arch towering majestically at we start in our first year, its entrance, standing tall as a fresh from the foundaREPORTING TEAM J. F. Dominic Savio R. Raj Girish gateway to this place of wis- tions laid at school, a dom. journey where we slowly a learning The arch was the tribute by the but surely move towards batch of 1982-86 to its Alma excellence, PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY A. Ramachandran Mater. It was inaugurated on curve of huge proporthe 23rd of July as a part of the tions. If you notice care25 reunion celebration of this fully, you will see that the batch. The arch was inaugurat- arch doesn’t end at the post
Our Very Own...
NEW GATEWAY TO CIT
In this world, people often are Much like CIT itself, the arch combines new age ideas with the debt owed to this institution. To do something in thanks remembered for their deeds old fashioned efficiency and practicality. Standing over 15 for all the gifts bestowed: gifts of knowledge and wisdom, for
ed by the Collector of Coimbatore, Mr. M. Karunakaran but rather continues beyond it, reminding us that our own opening up new avenues of thought, avenues never before amidst much fanfare. The arch keeping in line with CITs tra- quest for knowledge does not end here but is catapulted to- dreamt of, offering opportunities found nowhere else and dition was designed by its very own brilliant minds much like wards a higher plane. the other buildings on the campus. It was indeed a proud moment for these men (the batch of 198286) to see a structure which they had helped build stand tall in the grounds of the college, which had shaped their lives. If you notice carefully, you will see that the arch doesn’t end at the post but rather continues beyond it, reminding us that our own quest for knowledge does not end here but is catapulted towards a higher plane. above all for having given them a chance to discover themPractically speaking, the arch provides a new vitality to the selves and choose their road ahead and carve out their own entrance. A sight to behold, very different from the subdued destiny. understated entrance that it replaced. Painted refreshingly The arch is indeed a fitting tribute paid the batch to its menwhite, with bright lights on the undersides, it offers an aes- tor. For it was through these gates that they once walked in as thetically pleasing sight to the beholder. The guardhouse is a young inexperienced minds full of dreams and hopes; it was welcome addition. here where their dreams were shaped and their lives were In this fast paced world, with all its rat races, it is commenda- given direction and it was here that they began to carve out ble that the institution commands the gratitude of all those and shape themselves to become the men they now are. who pass through its halls, gratitude enough to bring them back after years and years to do something, to repay in part - Srivatsan K. II Year, CSE
CIT REWIND ~ SENORITA….A TRIBUTE TO WOMANHOOD
SENORITA…. What flashes in your mind when you hear main theme was Woman Empowerment. this word? For me, it used to bring in the picture and the melody of a once popular peppy tamil song of the 90s. A few days back, I chanced upon a pretty old invite to a cultural event by the name SENORITA and it indeed took me be surprise to know that this event had been hosted by CIT. from Senorita was donated to village schools and orphanages SENORITA was one of the as scholarships or for providing essentials like rice, washing events which was most eagerly powder and soap. looked forward to by girls in Yet another cultural event that was hosted by CIT was the colleges (from engineering to HARMONY-an Inter College Cultural extravaganza which medicine and arts) in and was open to both boys and girls and was one of the most pop-
SENORITA as the name suggests was an inter college cultur- around Coimbatore. It had a wide array of events such as ular of its kind in South India. It was organised by the 18 al event open for only the fairer sex-the girls! It was a one day Rangoli, Ek Minute and the like. One of the star attractions clubs and was essentially QUEST on a much larger scale. Gala organised by the Rotaract club for the lovely damsels. It was the glamour fashion show and it was every girl’s wish Wish these cultural events get resuscitated and rock CIT once was conducted in the month of November or December by and dream to be crowned the fashion queen. Keeping with again. the 2
- Prabha Devi.S II Year, ECE
years and supported by the third and final years. Its the tradition of Rotaract Club the money that was left behind
Coimbatore Institute of Technology has been conducting National and International conferences in all fields of Engineering and Technology to provide an exposure to the faculty and students on the latest advancements. Initiatives like these make students better equipped to face challenges on a global level and give room for the students to think beyond the realms of their textbooks. Keeping this in mind, three major International Conferences were conducted in CIT since the beginning of this academic year. ICNN~ 6-8, JULY ‘11 International Conference on “Nanoscience and Nanotechnology” was jointly organised by Coimbatore Institute of T e c h n ol o g y and C IN VESTAV, Mexico. It was inaugurated by the Director General, CINVESTAV, Dr. Jose Pablo Asomoza Y Palacio. It had eminent speakers like Prof. Alex Fruendlich, University of Houston, Dr. Ramaseshan of IGCAR, Kalpakkam, Prof. Tarasankar Pal of IIT, Kharagpur, Prof. Kenneth Dawson, University College of Dublin, Ireland. About 300 papers were received from all over the globe and after peer review 254 were selected for presentation in the conference on all topics ranging from synthesis of nano materials to their applications in medicine and solar cells. It was indeed an enriching experience for the students. PACC~ 20-22, JULY 2011 International Conference on “Process Automation, Control And Computing” was jointly organised by the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Electrical and Electronics Engineering of CIT in collaboration with IEEE. The three day conference was inaugurated by Dr. E. Balagurusamy, Member Tamilnadu State Planning Commission and Chairman- EBG Foundation. There were a total of 577 papers and 200 papers selected after a rigorous peer review by prominent academia, research scholars and industrialists. The conference was preceded by a two day workshop on the same theme. Both the workshop and the conference had eminent speakers like Dr. Bjorn Witten Mark of Lund University, Sweden, Dr. Lakshminarayanan of NUS, Singapore, Dr. Richard Lai of LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia, Dr. Sachin C. Patwardhan of IIT, Bombay, Dr. Ashok Rao, IISc, Bangalore and many more. The highly interactive sessions with these speakers were indeed an enlightening experience for all the participants. ICGMSM~ 1-3, AUG 2011 First of its kind in South Asia, the International Conference on Global Manufacturing Systems and Management began on a flamboyant note with a grand inauguration which embodied legends from all over the globe – Dr. S.R.K. Prasad, Dr. Harish Mehra, Dr. Gunasekaran and many more. Dr. Harish Mehra, Global Head of Manufacturing Solutions (TCS) inaugurated the conference .This conference was jointly organised by AIMMRG (Advanced Integrated Manufacturing & Management Research Group) of CIT and BIRC (Business Innovation Research Center) of University of Massachusetts. Dr. Rajesh Ranganathan and Dr. Gunasekaran, the organisers augmented heart and soul from the Indian and Global sides respectively. The Conference comprised broadly of Keynotes and Technical Sessions. Keynotes foreshadowed seminars that were presented by eminent personalities. Technical Sessions portended Research presentations and the papers were adjudicated by a Chair and a Co- Chair. There were over 100 papers presented which evinced the inception of an innovative Manufacturing Environment. The three day conference reached insurmountable triumph truly due to the expertise of the organisers.
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- Lalit Kumar R. II Year, CSE
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A RELIGION CALLED FOOTBALL!
Football or Soccer is associated with passion, emotion, excitement and dedication. My passion for the game developed when I started playing it in standard IX. The more I played the game, the more interesting it became and soon I was obsessed with it. Football provides its fans a rush of adrenalin like no other sport. The game unites fans from different regions and countries into one mammoth force cheering their team or club for every victory and standing strong by them during each setback. Unlike cricket, the game has a huge fan following in all the continents especially in Europe. Football can be easily associated with life. Like the game, life is also loaded with victory, defeat, injury and most important of all the spirit to take things in a sportive manner. Sadly, India is ranked at the 158th position by FIFA, standing behind even countries like Nepal and Madagascar. The sports club of CIT is working hard to achieve laurels in football. Our college football team is considered as one of the strongest teams in Coimbatore District. The team won the district championship last year under the captaincy of Poonthamizh Kumaran. This year the team is led by Ngaonii Pou and the team is shaping up well with players like Nige, Zuala, Prem and Annamalai. It’s said “keep digging till you strike gold”; the team is putting up everything it has got to win the championship again this year. Let’s hope for the best. -Sriram.K II Year, Chem
NSS: NSS has organised a one day literacy awareness camp, a blood donation camp at C.I.T in association with CMCH and a passport drive camp at our auditorium. Plans for the annual seven day camp are also going on in full swing. PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB: Photo Club was inaugurated on 17th August 2011 by Mr. Jayaprakash, Wildlife and Conservation Photographer. The club displayed around 150 photos during the inauguration. It has also planned to conduct monthly events for the first years and second years. QUIZ CLUB: The Quiz Club boasts of an amazing team of quizzers who conduct quizzes about once a fortnight. BRAHMA, a much awaited Inter-College quiz, completely organised and conducted by the Quiz Club members enjoys national repute. ROTARACT CLUB: The Rotaract Club marked its installation this year on 27th July, 2011. Starting from Gizmo to the tree plantation project, the club has now successfully completed 30 projects. At present, its focus has been in the organization of Senorita, now named Euphoria, a state level cultural fest and is scheduled to take place on the 17 th September in CIT. SPORTS CLUB: The Sports Club started this year on a high note with the Cricket team moving into the ‘C’ Division from the previous ‘D’ Division. The other teams are also gearing up. The club has planned to invite Dr. V .B. Chandrashekar, former player of the Indian Cricket team and also an alumnus of CIT, as its chief guest.
ARTS CLUB: The Arts Club was inaugurated by Mr. V. Jeevanathan who is regarded as one of the best cartoonists in the world. The renewed room for the arts club has a large number of sketching and paintings. The club has also planned to conduct a workshop on painting and art craft in the near future. DRAMATIX CLUB: Dramatix Club is acknowledged as the most entertaining club of CIT. It stages plays and dances and is well known for its display of unbelievable stunts. The club commences and bids adieu every year with eminent personalities from the film industry! It was inaugurated on 7 th September by Nithin Sathya of Satham Podathe fame. FILM CLUB: Being regarded as one of the more popular clubs of our college, the Film Club has been known to bring out long forgotten classics to the students. Screening movies at regular intervals, the club has also planned for a short-film presentation this year. The club was inaugurated on 6th September. KARATE CLUB: The Karate Club has planned to conduct two belt grade tests along with its regular Karate tournament this semester. It has also planned to conduct an obesity awareness rally. The club is happy to inform that it is starting Karate coaching classes for trainees. LITERARY CLUB: The club conducts a plethora of events right from the fun filled potpourri, pinto and JAM to the more serious debates, elocutions and squabbles. LC is THE place for all those who want to spark their creativity and hone their language skills and have fun along the way. MUSIC CLUB: The Music Club of CIT will be inaugurated on 15 September 2011. A lot of events have been lined up for the entire year. The club members are also working on two new compositions of their own which will be launched by the end of this year. MUTHAMIL MANDRAM: The Muthamil Mandram started its journey with the inaugural ceremony graced by Sahithya Academy Winner, Mr.Nanjil Nadan. The events which have been undertaken by the club include ‘Paattu Paadava’ and ‘Vivatha Medai’. In the coming weeks the club will be witnessing ‘muthamizh vizha’ a much awaited event. NATURE CLUB: The Nature Club of CIT organizes forest visits and trekking camps annually and occasional rallies on global warming. In addition, this year the club has planned to conduct an awareness camp on renewable energy sources and has planned to create a garden in our campus. NCC: CIT’s NCC was most active with its Guard of Honor event and Smart Drill on SLR during the inaugural ceremony of the new gate and the Independence Day celebrations. It has also planned for a national integration camp in December at Maharashtra. This November it plans to reach a milestone by conducting CATC at CIT.
SPACE CLUB: The club was inaugurated on 26th August, 2011 by Mr. Saji Baby who gave a presentation on remote sensing and space technology. The club conducts weekly meetings and has events like documentary screening, contraptions, science quizzes and astronomy workshops. The club has also planned for an annual project on “inverted pendulum”. YRC: The YRC society of our college has already conducted a blood donation camp this semester and has also planned to conduct several awareness programmes on the following days. It has also planned to conduct a state level for its volunteers. SRISHTI: Srishti is the annual college magazine of CIT. The magazine has been rated the best college magazine in TN for the past 3years. We, the Editorial Board of the magazine, take this opportunity to call in for articles for this year’s edition. Mail in your entries to: email@example.com.
The placements for the academic year 2011-2012 began in the month of June with Shapoorji Palonji Constructions Limited on June 18th. Then came core corporate giants like Larsen and Toubro, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, ABB Limited; software dream companies like Thought Works, Commvault, Informatica and from the management sector it was Mu Sigma. Other companies like Robert Bosch, Aricent Group also visited. There was a peak in the placements during the month of August. We had Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro as the bulk recruiters. Tata Consulting Engineers Limited, Akamai, SourceBits, Global Scholar visited the campus for the first time and we expect many more. We achieved a century on 5th August 2011. As on 5th September the job-count touched a height of 480. This year the placement statistics have surpassed all previous records by achieving the fastest 400 jobs. This feat was possible because of the Placement Officers Dr. Murugan, Dr. SivaSubramaniam and Dr. Rajesh Ranganathan, and the Placement Team. The Placement Team consists of 38 Coordinators including three placement secretaries. Global Scholar: The performance exceeded our expectations and even the rejected students had good skills. Hospitality was excellent. Informatica: Students need to improve their technical skills a little more. Indian Oil Corporation Limited: Well developed skills observed from all students. Commvault: Good Placement Team. Study More … Program more… Practical hands on Knowledge is needed….!! L&T: Excellent team work by the placement team.
- The Placement Team
12 ANGRY MEN ~A 1957 Block Buster
‘12 Angry Men’ is a classic revolves around a dozen
cases and wears kilograms of gold and other and dodge bullets. I don’t have ON THE LIGHTER SIDE ~ The Stereotypic Villain crumpled clothes. Of course, nobody is time for your bravado and false promisblack and white movie which As I see it, villains are more important going to like such a person when they es. Get on with it and start fighting. than heroes. You can make any douche have a fantastically dressed up, branded Ultimately, Mr. Villain your condition bag act as a hero. All he needs to do is denim clad gorgeous hero on screen. in the world of cinema is pathetic. No maintain shiny white teeth and give a 2) A gang of hooligans: Villains are al- matter how big, bad or ugly you are, you big smile every time somebody points a ways surrounded by hooligans bigger will lose in the climax to the all knowcamera at him. Why do many films with than him. Mr. Villain, aren't you man ing, loved and respected hero . He is such perfect (?!) lead characters fail at enough? Can’t you look after yourself? THE GUY. There is no one else. Your the box office as well as with movie Shame on you Mr. Villain. Learn from goons won’t help you .You cannot get goers?? The reason is - Villains. the hero that bravery is essential. Even if the heroine to love you. So stop trying to Everybody loves a challenge. You have you have 100 goons rushing at your ene- win. Find some other way. Turn a coa basic urge in you to show others and my they will still get whooped with the median. You probably have a better yourself that you have talent. It’s men- hero’s bare hands. chance of getting hooked tally exciting and nice to use your phy- 3) A tendency to assault girls: This is a up with the heroine's best sique or brains once in a while. But turn off.. Girls are pretty fragile. They friend or her sister. Or when your opponent uses none, the vic- have to be handled with care , given gifts turn rational and find tory over him doesn’t excite you. It and cuddled with.. The hero goes better ways to attack the makes you feel like "God why do I have through so much pain and suffering to hero. to fight with such a weakling??" This is make a women fall for him. You on the BRAIN. the case with most of the villains. other hand simply kidnap her. Think --A sincere request from an irked Let’s see what they have to offer that’s going to improve TRP? Never. -R. Raj Girish Final Year, Mech 1) Bad Appearance: The villain is dirty. 4)Long Loud dialogues: I pay money to He is very tall and big in most of the watch you guys flex muscles at each villain-fan -N. Govindarajan II year M.Sc (SE) USE YOUR
men, a room, a table and a case of parricide! This movie makes a person ponder on the nature of – ‘temperament’, ‘sympathy’, ‘ingenuousness’ and ‘ingenuity’. The film is an adaptation of the teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose. The jury comprising 12 men of varied professions is asked to gather in a room and decide whether the accused is guilty or not. The verdict swings between the life and death of an 18 year old lad. Henry Fonda’s witty way of persuading his jury members to nod to his decision is truly phenomenal. The quirks in the character of the dozen men have been portrayed wonderfully. The drama that happens in that room is enrapturing and you just don’t want it to end. One can’t ask for better dialogue exchanges!! The film bagged 13 awards, the notable ones being the BAFTA award and the Gold Berlin Bear award and was nominated for the Oscars. After watching the movie, you are left wondering - “Why wasn’t I in that room!?!”
KOVAI COURTRALAM ~ Heaven Awaits…
"Bhari Laykh" in Konkani means "simply superb", these 2 words best describe Kovai Courtralam. Located on the outskirts of Coimbatore, past the noisy roads and polluted air, Kovai Courtralam is a treat to the eye with a view of cloud covered mountains and lush greenery. The glistening waters, the small fish kissing the feet and the refreshing air are all some of the things which make KC an absolute fun stop! And once you step behind the waterfall, deluge of translucent and chill waters. Even if the mind says "Come on we have to leave...Time's up" the heart will still say "Jus Chill Mann". The chill water running down the spine, the gushing water hammering your head, the fun of splashing water at your friends and having a Gala Water Fight is just AWESOME. Simply put, KC should top the list for all out there who have been thinking of exploring the best parts around the city!! P.S: This is one of the most economical destinations costing no more than Rs.200 per head. (inclusive of a sumptuous breakfast in HOTEL
HOT CHOCOLATE ~ Simply Delicious!
You can’t help revisiting Hot Chocolate: the abode for American, Mexican and Italian recipes; the patisserie and cafe, located on Avinashi road. This restaurant has mastered a winning formula which keeps our taste buds always wanting for more. For one, you can’t go wrong if you constantly seek to innovate. For another, with a lovely spread of chocolatefilled pastries and cakes, you are forever assured a devoted chain of customers. An insatiable craving for a good European cheese cake saw the beginning of my tryst with hot chocolate. The big-hearted repertoire had my mouth watering. The Board Walk Italian Chicken became an instant favourite and the re-visits began soon after. Recently, the cafe introduced its Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Food Festival menu. And like a child in a candy shop, I found my eyes dancing over it. Yet, another fan, has urged me to try out the baked creamy lasagne. And, it feels great to know that I will be satisfied – yet again. -Rajath Sathyadev R. II Year, Chemical
you get to see the serene beauty of nature from behind a aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaANNAPOORNA) -K.P. Pavithra Rao Final Year, ECE
FINAL DESTINATION 5– Rest in Pieces!!
Directed by Steven Quale, this ultimate thriller is regarded by critics as the best of the series. The 3D does put a shine on the experience and the BRUTALITY remains intact. Keeping with tradition, FD5 startled the viewers with a breathtaking opening scene of a bridge collapsing and the protagonist saving seven of his colleagues, thanks to his premonition, thereby cheating Death’s plans. The film succeeds in raising a universal sense of fear by launching death sequences under very conventional circumstances. FD 5 has perfectly resolved all the minor shortcomings of the previous FDs by including the logical panorama of each accident. This finale is such a shocker and will make you revisit every previous film of the franchise. To the faint-hearted and weak-stomached people, it is prudent to stay away from FD5. To all the horror-movie fans out there, this movie will become your archetypal favourite and is guaranteed to keep you at the edge of your seats. -Shriya Venkatesh II year, M.Sc(SE)
DEIVATHIRUMAGAL-A Poetry of Love
After a long time a good story has come to the big screen and the acting skills of Vikram has once again been proved. Vikram has done a lot of homework to fit himself into the role of the mentally challenged Krishna. The little Sarah has caught many a people’s heart with her adorable expressions. Together, they have cast a spell on the viewers for even the toughest heart will melt on seeing the love between the father and daughter unfold in the beautiful mountains of Avalanche. The climax is indeed heart rending and the exchange between the father and the daughter in the court room strikes an emotional chord. Vijay, the director, has given an excellent screenplay and G.V.P’s music is just the icing on the cake. Last but not the least, Anushka, Amala Paul and Nassar have done their jobs perfectly and of course Santhanam delivers his typical dose of comedy. On the whole it is a must watch. -Naveen Balaji II year, ECE
HP 7 Part 2 - It All Ends
People get to see Harry in action for one last time in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the grave and the most easily satisfying of the series. A long windup to the big finale, it is up to Harry and his stalwart companions to find and destroy the remaining four Horcruxes in order to destroy Voldemort. The revelation about Snape, Harry’s long-time nemesis, lifts the movie to its expressive high point. The movie is tightly focused and somber and seems drained of color, but the director can be forgiven for the tone of the film considering the movie’s serious narrative. Nearly every facet of the film is at a series-best: art direction, costume, makeup, visual effects, music, sound effects and acting. David Yates almost gets it right this time. Kudos to the HP Team - of course, they will be missed in the muggle world!
-Lokesh Raj III year, Mech
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