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The national-level technical symposium ‘Vision 2017’ hosted by the ECEA (Electronics and Communication Engineering Association) of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering of College of Engineering Guindy, was held on Friday and Saturday, the 2nd and 3rd of March 2017. Every aspect of the event, from its inception to the execution was the outcome of the combined efforts of the faculty and students of the department. These two days of Technical Symposium saw hundreds of participants  from various colleges.

Stepping into its 22nd edition, the symposium was inaugurated at CEG’s TAG Auditorium. The symposium was inaugurated auspiciously by the lightening of Kuthuvilakku. Following the welcoming remarks, Dr Muttan, the Head of the Department, in his speech highlighted the importance and objectives of any technical symposium. He talked about the purposes of organising such symposiums to develop the skill set of promising engineering students. He extended to talk about the current crisis of skilled engineers in the society and added some great words about the chief guest.  He stressed upon the importance of participating in such symposiums and wished every participant success. Followed by him, Mr Hari Prasad, President of ECEA briefed the gathering about the Chief Guest and ended by welcoming the Chief Guest for the formal inauguration of the Symposium.

In his inaugural speech, the Chief Guest Mr Mike Muralidharan, Chairman of Ethiraj College for Women and the Global COO of Bahwan CyberTek Group, shared his views on the role of Electronics and Communication engineers for the overall development of the engineering. He also shared the intellect he gained from his years of experience in CEG being an alumnus. He extended his best wishes to student participants and the host institute for present and future endeavours. The participants dispersed to their respective venues and the agenda was to give them practical exposure to complement their academics and also make students understand the nuances of planning and organising events.

This symposium witnessed the enthusiastic participation of over 200 students in over 20 events (general, technical, non-technical, online, management, robotics) that tested their wits and abilities with cash prizes worth ₹2,00,000. Some of the key events that were organized as part of the symposium were Alcatraz, How stuff works, Tech-Treasure Hunt, Inspector Gadget, Enigma, Equal To, Matrimaze and Circuitrix. These events showcased the bright new ideas of budding engineers and enhanced their future contributions to the world of technology. In addition to the events, workshops, an important part of the symposium, witnessed a huge participation from colleges in and out of Chennai.

Vision ended with the winners of all the competitions being felicitated with awards and certificates followed by the vote of thanks speech thanking all administrations for their support, Head of the Department for the effective and valuable guidance that helped the team to organise this successful symposium, the department staff, students and participants for their delighted and disciplined contribution to the symposium. The valediction function was presided over by the honourable Chief Guest Mr Ramakrishnan. The events piqued the interest of every individual present. The symposium provided the students a rostrum for innovation and the fortitude to think critically, plan, execute and achieve.

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