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Interview with Mrs. Kamala Devi

Mrs. Kamala Devi, CEG 1953 batch alumna, is one of the first women who pursued engineering in our college. She studied Telecommunication Engineering and has worked in All India Radio station for 31 years. During one of the break sessions of CEGAM

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“Demystifying Engineering” - The What, Why & How

“Demystifying Engineering” - The What, Why & How   Disclaimer: This piece of work is a by-product of constant introspection over a period of 8 years, sharpened by the wisdom of fellow engineers all around the world. The author intends to illumi

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Departments of the college in one line

Just like how every movie has a tagline, every department in our college deserves one too. Here is a non-exhaustive list. P.S. : Do not feel bad if your department has not been featured. It is probably a good thing.                                

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For those who Aspire to be Eloquent! - Project Aspiron

'Communication must be HOT. Honest, Open and Two-way'. Dan Oswald has shrunken as dynamic a skill as communication into a three-lettered acronym, but the three attributes mentioned for effective communication are a necessity in the current era. To

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KO 2 - REALLY???

The title has been used only for marketing purposes, but in reality, it is definitely not a sequel to Ko. Let's get straight into the review. Kumaran(Bobby Simha) kidnaps the Chief Minister Yogeshwar(Prakash Raj) and it breaks into riots. Kumaran’s

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SUPERMOMS

"They are not kidding when they say that mothers are strong women. We need to be strong in more ways than our children will ever know." — M.B. Antevasin Every mom on this planet is the epitome of love, strength and sacrifice. There is no one parti

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7 things you can relate to if you are a 7 pointer

7 point someones are found aplenty across the campus. There are some unique feelings and experiences that 7 pointers go through during their time in college. Here is a list of 7 things you can relate to if you are a 7 pointer.    1. When you are ch

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ConCerT'16 Report

To expect the unexpected might seem a little too cliché to the ones who expect the exceptional.  If this phrase rings a bell to you or forms a mental image of being printed on a poster, don’t get your intuitions wrong. The Association of Ceramics tec

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CEG, ACT & SAP: LOST & FOUND

LOST: 1) A long ladies' handmade clutch in prussian blue with golden polka dots and a button latch. Contains debit card, and hostel ID with name and contact details. Contact: 8300171103 FOUND: 1) A Sandisk Pendrive with a folder named PRABHU insi

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The Alumni Column: Homecoming

When I started my job in July, a lot of my colleagues immediately took a few days or an extended weekend off to go to their respective colleges for their convocation. I knew Anna University would delay it, and like hundreds of other people, I thought

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A Ninja-powered start-up dream

Would you give up an opportunity that offers immediate gratification and a satisfactory salary for a chance to experiment with new ideas at the cost of your time and energy but yields returns on the long run? Kartheeswaran Kandasamy, an alumnus of o

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BUOYANCY IN AIR: EFFERVESCENCE'16-A REPORT

The Department of Chemistry organized their symposium Effervescence on 26th February,2016. This is the second time they are organizing a symposium in our college.                     Effervescence was inaugurated by our Dean, Mr. Narayanasamy Palani

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<CODhER> : Where crazy ideas become reality

A recent study revealed that only 29% of employees in major technology companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Twitter and Intel are women. Even the IT services biggies like TCS, Accenture, Cognizant have similar numbers in their w

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From CEG to CEO - Interview with Airtel Broadband's CEO

The moment he is asked for an interview, Mr. Hemanth Kumar Guruswamy, CEO, Airtel Broadband, breaks into a smile and asks the first question. “Enna pa keka pora? Easy-a kelu, badhil solra maari.” Carrying with him his trademark witty demeanour from h

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k! 2016 HR|IR|Finance

  Just like the cyclotron, k!ore members  are high in energy and have been accelerating things at high speed with the tenth edition of Kurukshetra just a day away. However, when we did manage to borrow few minutes of their busy schedule, here’s what

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A Day to Salute the Heroes

‘Thai pirandhal vazhi pirakum’. This is a saying which always comes to our minds in the month of January as it marks the first celebration of the year. A day or should I say ‘days’ rejoiced by the Tamilians. It is the time of harvest, celebrated for

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New Semester, New Set of Challenges!

Vacations are always a bliss, no matter how old we grow. The simple fact that you are set free to do anything you wish and no one will tell or question you on killing time, is happiness overloaded. Post-vacation is also equally fun when we get all ex

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Book release : 'Get Your First Job: A Guide by Mr A J Balasubramanian'

As college students, we're all anxious about the (anxiety-inducing) next step after graduation. For many of us, this involves getting our first job. Stepping out into the real world is a challenge for us all, and we could use all the help we can get

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CEG Flood Relief and Rehabilitation

As a part of support to help those people who had been affected by the floods in the region of Surya Nagar and Chitra Nagar (Kotturpuram) to rehabilitate, kits containing household products were distributed to 500 families today at the new hostel b

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TN Rains: A Poem

When my desires to play in the puddle Have been transformed to not letting myself drown, When dreams of our long paper boat cruises Have now become a chosen alternative, When, the once soothing music of downpour, Now seem like a call of misery and wh

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Chennai’s Monsoon Diaries

It’s that time of the year when the rest of India enjoys a romantic weather while we, Chennaites, curse the skies and carry on with our routine lives. Surprisingly, this year the clouds had a different idea - granting our wishes. To cater to 4 millio

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The Alumni Column #6: Grown-up

Adult? Looks everywhere around me* Wait, You looking at me? In response to this article, Sure 18 means you are legally an adult. But when do you really feel like an adult?   Yes, you can be working. I’m thankful for the paycheck and the weekends,

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eWIT - Empowering Women in IT

Humanity has evolved into a male-centred society. Men were always the main suppliers of food and money, and women were always the ones who had a duty to look after the fire and children. Not anymore. Today, hundreds of prestigious companies and insti

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எழுத்துப்பிழை எழுத்தாளன்

இயல்பான சிரிப்பு; தற்பெருமை இல்லா முகம்; பேசுகையில், தென்றலாய் வீசும் தமிழ்; இவை தான் இந்த  இளம் எழுத்தாளனின் அடையாளங்கள்.  26 வயதில் தனது இரண்டாவது புத்தகத்தை வெளியிட்டு, மகிழ்ச்சிக் கடலில் நீந்திக் கொண்டிருக்கும்  மனோபாரதி தான், நம் கல்லூரி உருவ

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Rotaract ACT Inauguration

  The Rotaract Club in our campus is involved in a multitude of activities aimed at making us better, more engaged citizens of our community, such as the education and career-counseling of the underprivileged, and organizing healthcare camps, to n

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Gateway 2015

    Getting placed in Anna University will be a dream in most student’s life but many think that you either have to study engineering or architecture to be a student of this magnificent university. If you are one among the many then you are probably

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A Sip of Experience

A poem on my daily routine in the coffee hut: Couldn't distinguish cappuccino, latte or espresso As they called it; and that's strong, light and black. All I knew is, mom's stuff is unnameable, Cause that's titrated with love. Coffee hut, dopes my

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For Those Who Manage To Pursue Their Dreams

“Just give it a try, regardless of the outcome,” is something many parents tell their children during the stressful phase of preparing for competitive examinations. However, there’s a reason why these exams are called ‘competitive’. As I get an oppor

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What Next, After Engineering?

Whatever percent this picture may be true, we, ergo have courses in INDIA after engineering to still be able to land in diverse jobs facilitating the equilibrium of professions. You know the options available after an undergraduate in engineering.

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The Alumni Column: Becoming An Adult

Moving from college to work is a huge transition in life. Especially when you come to a new city, everything is a new experience. Everyone would have made friends in college, but you’ll start learning to use a new term, colleague, which fundamental

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Designed to be an Engineer 2

Following are the excerpts from the interview with Mr. Moorthi Chokkanathan, the President & Global Head – Enterprise Solutions, Hexaware Technologies: Q. What is the definition of being an engineer according to you? In my definition, an engineer

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TO ALL THE GRE ASPIRANTS..

THE PERKS AND DOWNSIDES OF GRE VOCABULARY PERKS  - Flaunt your vocab in front of your friends and "baffle" them. Just like this! :D DOWNSIDE - Come to terms with the harsh truth that your vocab prior to the GRE was just 0.1 percent of the words in

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If Not Us, Then Who ?

  A few days back, posters were hung predominantly in and around the AC Tech campus, on organic farming entrepreneurship. As simple as the phrase sounds, the hidden meaning behind it is, in fact, pretty deep. When I was asked to attend this lecture

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The Alumni Column: My First Salary

  As childish as it feels to write down such a title akin to a kindergartner’s My First Day at School or Rainy Day compositions, this also happens to be the most grown-up moment I have ever felt in my life. 14 years of school education, the last few

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The Alumnus Column: Few words on a great leader; Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

Former President Bharat Ratna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam passed away on July 27th, 2015 leaving many in shock and despair. He collapsed while addressing students at IIM Shillong  and was rushed to the hospital but in vain. Every one of us felt like we lost

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SOWING THE SEEDS OF OUR TRADITION

One of the visions of the Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was to shift our agricultural pattern and farming practices to the conventional basis. And fittingly on the Independence Day, College of Engineering Guindy sowed the seeds of green farming – a fittin

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LEFT OR RIGHT?

I may be left-handed but I am always right  is one of the many lines you might hear from a lefty. August 13th is celebrated as International Left hander’s day. It was observed first in 1976, it was meant to celebrate their uniqueness and promote awar

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It’s more than a job and the red beacon

  A hall jam-packed with Engineering students staying back after a day’s worth of taxing classes, patiently waiting through an hours' delay. On a Friday evening. A scene you wouldn't generally witness on campus. On 24/07/2015 Leo Club of CEG in ass

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Double trouble or twice as nice ?

Close to leading the life of Tia and Tamera Mowry (notable for starring in the television movie Twitches ) are Jayapradha(JP) and Jayasruthi(JS), CS Graduates [2015] from College of Engineering, Guindy who now work in PayPal. The Chennaite sisters sh

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The Alumnus Column: Brand CEG

During my college days (and this was basically until three months back), the CEG tag was always a pride. You’d stand out literally anywhere you go, starting from a quiz or a symposium where your peers would look up to you, to a professional cricket f

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CRY ME A RIVER

Fierce #4: The prejudice against crying out loud, especially for men and much more… Tears. The only thing after blood and flesh, which we are essentially required to be smothered in, when we arrive into this world. Something so miraculous, that a

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The Alumnus Column: Get LinkedIN!

The following article is contributed by Abraham John, CSE, Class of '15, College of Engineering, Guindy. As many of you are closing in on placements, there will be many tips that you get from peers, teachers, well-wishers and so on. There is one poi

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Papanasam - One More Brilliant Feather in Kamal’s Crown

Verdict: You have watched “Drishyam”, no problem at all. But, “Papanasam” is still a must watch for every loyal Tamil cinema fan. It has good suspense and cast, what more can we ask for! Rating:  4/5 Good films need not have much big promotion at a

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Romeo Juliet - A Romantic Tragedy?

காதல் படங்களின் நகர்வு என்பது பார்வையாளர்களின் எதிர்பார்ப்பைப் பொறுத்தே அமையும். “காதலனும், காதலியும் ஒன்று சேர்வார்களா?” என்ற ஏக்கமும், “இவர்களுக்கு இவ்வளவு பிரச்சனைகள் ஏற்படுகின்றதே?” என்னும் பதைபதைப்புமே இம்மாதிரியான திரைப்படங்களை உயிர்ப்புடன் கொண

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The Grad School Diaries #1 - Nathanael Koilpillai

  Meet Nathanael Koilpillai, an ECE alumnus from the Class of 2014, College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University. With numerous admits in hand and a full-scholarship from KTH Sweden, he's currently pursuing his Masters at Clemson Univers

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Anna FM

After reading the second issue of the Guindy Times, I am sure all of us would have certainly noticed something that would have provoked our hearts to atleast begin the search for a quest - well I am talking about the article we had on that month’s ed

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IIM-A : What does it take ?

    The dream destination of B-school aspirants across the country, IIM-Ahmedabad is as tough to get into, as it is famous. Gulsar Ahamed, a 2014 CEG-passout from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Guindy, is currentl

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Lending A Helping Hand, Gifting A Smile

A group of students from CEG started a club when they were alarmed on noticing cases of dropouts in the college due to financial reasons. This club came to be known as the Siruthuligal Charity Club of CEG, and the beauty of it is that CEGians help ou

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MAKING POSSIBILITIES SINCE ‘70s

A cheerfully upbeat person, Krishnakumar Natarajan, fondly called ‘KK’, is a MechE alumnus of the 1979 CEG batch. A 35-year-veteran of the IT industry, he has played several key roles in the growth of Wipro, India’s largest IT services firm. He is,

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From B.E. to Broadcasting ...

M. Priyadarshini, a Printing Technology Graduate [2010] from College of Engineering, Guindy is now a features reporter and anchor in Thanthi TV. As a speaker at CEGAM 2.0, she had a lot of things to share with us. Here are excerpts from the Interview

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CEG's Women's Badminton Team Wins Anna Fest

CEG's badminton team seem to be on a winning spree. In the recently concluded ‘Anna Fest’, the badminton tournament was held at Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) on March 7th, 2015. Meenakshi (1st year M.Sc.Electronic Media 5 years) and Jahnavi

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Theatron: The Hound of the Baskervilles

During my childhood, there was one novel that always gave me the creeps when I read it. The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, starring the legendary Sherlock Holmes, was a cross between a detective crime and a thriller novel. So

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An Ode To A Mother

As I look into my mother’s withered eyes, I see pain. More than physical pain, it is the agony borne out of the fact that she has been reduced to a shadow of her once vibrant self. My mother met with a car accident in the recent past which rendered h

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The GATE Advantage

It’s isn’t very hard to understand why the number GATE applicants go up every year. With altogether too many universities and engineering colleges, the only yardstick to measure and test the calibre of engineering students is the GATE. What is it

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Enough is Enough!

Did you know that a girl gets raped every 20 minutes in India ? or that 94% of rape or abuse victims know their attacker ? Over the last couple of years, with the advent of media coverage and out pour on violence against women and sexual assault, w

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MATCH PREVIEW: INDIA VS WEST INDIES

India and West Indies have shared many eye-catching moments in the past. Who can forget the memorable World Cup triumph at Lords on June 25, 1983? Or the game where West Indies took revenge against India after their earlier loss in the same edition

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Waves - Going Tech Savvy For A Non-Technical Event

After Kurukshetra and Techofes, it’s now time for the department symposiums to take centre stage. The 33rd edition of Waves, the national level techno-management symposium conducted by the Society of Electrical and Electronics Engineers of CEG has

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Frilp: Up Close

Tucked into a cozy compound at the end of a quiet, long-winding street off the noisy main roads of Pallikaranai, the building that houses Frilp does not, at first glance, look like the HQ of one of the world’s top 25 hot start-ups. Recently, we visi

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A Japanese Adventure

In this competitive world, one needs to stand out if he/she wants to come out with flying colours. Your academic life is like a relay on a track where people miss the gold in milliseconds. Knowledge of a reliable foreign language is one among those

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Ready for a Quest?

  Many people eagerly search for the Quest of adventure in their lives but Anna University students eagerly wait for the Quest of Quality,-the Q Quest! The Quest which takes them on a path that unveils their talents. One can describe Q Quest as a pl

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Blast from the Past

Mrs.Sharada and Mrs.Kamala are one of the first few female graduates from CEG belonging to the Telecommunications batch of 1953. Aged over 80, the two engineers were more than enthusiastic to sit down with a couple of us for a chat filled with witty

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Nostalgia of a Nonagenarian

From people who left campus just last year to those who had graduated before Independence, CEGAM 2.0 saw the confluence of five different generations under one roof. Meet our senior-most alumnus at the meet, Mr. R. Padmanabhan, of the 1943 batch. A

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Ready Steady Arrear

When I was a kid, the word ‘Arrear’ was synonymous to terror. Basically it was derived from those movies involving youth comedy and the way family members spoke of seniors in our bloodline getting arrears in the past and how disgraceful an act that w

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K! - The Inside Story - Projects Team

Walking chair. Psuedo eyes. On road accident anticipation. e-Glove. When you hear these cool terms, you would imagine gadgets from sci-fi movies. But a section of the students of CEG had taken it upon themselves to create these products, not to sho

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T Plus Run

February  1 maybe just another day for the rest of us, but for Rakesh, Anuta, Chirag, Vivek, PJ and Arunachalam it's a day they been waiting for, for months.  The T+ run, a brainchild of the social outreach program, T+, of Techofes is something we

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Five Notable Figures Who Visited The Campus in 2014

G.Nammalvar - Organic Farmer We are in a era where the basic occupation of mankind- agriculture is looked down upon. In this tough time, we had in us a Pole star of Hope- organic farmer- G.Nammalvar. He graduated in BSc agriculture degree from Ann

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Living the Civil Services Dream - An Interview with Vandana

A 2012 alumnus with a BE Computer Science degree, Vandana Raj maintained a CGPA of 9.4 and still made a bold decision to not sit for placements. Rather, she decided to take a year off to prepare for the UPSC exam. Being offered the post of Asst. Co

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Technopreneurial Workshop - with Actress Rohini

On November 3rd, The Centre-for-Entrepreneurship Development, in association with the Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs (COWE), held a guest lecture on following your spirit, delivered by a person who has done just that - actress Rohini - right he

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Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam at CEG on Teacher’s Day

Sept 5, 2014[9:15am]: For the first time my Computer Organisation class got cancelled today because my Professor apparently had a function to attend. Then it took me a while to realise today was their day – Teacher’s day! So, they were to have a func

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A chance to interact with Civil Services topper

Madhavam is a club which primarily focuses on the development of the Tamil Language. The club encourages people who are proficient and passionate about Tamil and conducts regular events for them. Madhavam welcomes any student who loves Tamil, even

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Attention Freshers

                The days of hectic homework, cycle tests (rather pressure tests), assignments and most importantly, the boring school uniform have all come to an end. A new journey, the one which you have fantasized as a result of manipulat

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It Speaks

Every building and every location in this campus has a reason or a purpose of sort. All them fancy departments, the gallery to hang around and hide that piece of cake from the rest of your classmates, the ATM to scrape the rock bottom of your empty

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Exclusive Interview with Amitash Pradhan

From founding Theatron during his Masters, he has shot off into stardom while following his heart. Read on for excerpts from a exclusive interview with our alumnus, Amitash Pradhan, of VIP fame: How did the movie break happen? Founding Anna Unive

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TV Review: Fargo

                    When your 90210/Gossip Girl fanatic girlfriend starts watching a show and 10 minutes later says she’s bored, you know that you’ve got a GREAT show in hand. Fargo is definitely one of that kind. Basedon true events, sh

Intern Diaries – a series hosted by the Guindy Times in 2018 records versatile internship experiences of students from CEG, AC Tech and SAP to provide necessary information to those who desire to get great internships across the world – now has c

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Interview with Mrs. Kamala Devi

Mrs. Kamala Devi, CEG 1953 batch alumna, is one of the first women who pursued engineering in our college. She studied Telecommunication Engineering and has worked in All India Radio station for 31 years. During one of the break sessions of CEGAM

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“Demystifying Engineering” - The What, Why & How

“Demystifying Engineering” - The What, Why & How   Disclaimer: This piece of work is a by-product of constant introspection over a period of 8 years, sharpened by the wisdom of fellow engineers all around the world. The author intends to illumi

As one more Vijayadasami passes by, there ought to be a natural (or forced) inclination towards aiming higher in terms of educational expertise and academic excellence. Here is an interview with Mr. Badri Vaidhyanathan, an alumnus of CEG, who has suc

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Departments of the college in one line

Just like how every movie has a tagline, every department in our college deserves one too. Here is a non-exhaustive list. P.S. : Do not feel bad if your department has not been featured. It is probably a good thing.                                

When someone who has aced the Civil Services examination right in his first attempt turns up to visit his college, it becomes a celebration. Particularly for a person who has secured an All-India Rank of 72 to be proudly inducted into the Indian Admi

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For those who Aspire to be Eloquent! - Project Aspiron

'Communication must be HOT. Honest, Open and Two-way'. Dan Oswald has shrunken as dynamic a skill as communication into a three-lettered acronym, but the three attributes mentioned for effective communication are a necessity in the current era. To

Management studies provide some of the most lucrative careers, but creating one's path towards success isn't as easy as it seems. Here is what Karthik Kumar, a CEG alumnus of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (2011 – 2015 Batch) has to say about

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Nailing the Civil Services Examination - In Conversation With Sibi Adithya

CEG, one of the premiere educational institutions of the country, has always boasted of a rich legacy of civil service aspirants coming out with flying colours. Sibi Adhithya Senthil Kumar, an alumnus of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering dep

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KO 2 - REALLY???

The title has been used only for marketing purposes, but in reality, it is definitely not a sequel to Ko. Let's get straight into the review. Kumaran(Bobby Simha) kidnaps the Chief Minister Yogeshwar(Prakash Raj) and it breaks into riots. Kumaran’s

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SUPERMOMS

"They are not kidding when they say that mothers are strong women. We need to be strong in more ways than our children will ever know." — M.B. Antevasin Every mom on this planet is the epitome of love, strength and sacrifice. There is no one parti

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7 things you can relate to if you are a 7 pointer

7 point someones are found aplenty across the campus. There are some unique feelings and experiences that 7 pointers go through during their time in college. Here is a list of 7 things you can relate to if you are a 7 pointer.    1. When you are ch

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ConCerT'16 Report

To expect the unexpected might seem a little too cliché to the ones who expect the exceptional.  If this phrase rings a bell to you or forms a mental image of being printed on a poster, don’t get your intuitions wrong. The Association of Ceramics tec

With another academic year coming to an end, a feeling of dread would probably be setting in with students especially those in their third year. What next? Should I sit for Placements? Should I attempt any of the Competitive Exams? Can I pursue a Mas

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CEG, ACT & SAP: LOST & FOUND

LOST: 1) A long ladies' handmade clutch in prussian blue with golden polka dots and a button latch. Contains debit card, and hostel ID with name and contact details. Contact: 8300171103 FOUND: 1) A Sandisk Pendrive with a folder named PRABHU insi

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The Alumni Column: Homecoming

When I started my job in July, a lot of my colleagues immediately took a few days or an extended weekend off to go to their respective colleges for their convocation. I knew Anna University would delay it, and like hundreds of other people, I thought

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A Ninja-powered start-up dream

Would you give up an opportunity that offers immediate gratification and a satisfactory salary for a chance to experiment with new ideas at the cost of your time and energy but yields returns on the long run? Kartheeswaran Kandasamy, an alumnus of o

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BUOYANCY IN AIR: EFFERVESCENCE'16-A REPORT

The Department of Chemistry organized their symposium Effervescence on 26th February,2016. This is the second time they are organizing a symposium in our college.                     Effervescence was inaugurated by our Dean, Mr. Narayanasamy Palani

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<CODhER> : Where crazy ideas become reality

A recent study revealed that only 29% of employees in major technology companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Twitter and Intel are women. Even the IT services biggies like TCS, Accenture, Cognizant have similar numbers in their w

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From CEG to CEO - Interview with Airtel Broadband's CEO

The moment he is asked for an interview, Mr. Hemanth Kumar Guruswamy, CEO, Airtel Broadband, breaks into a smile and asks the first question. “Enna pa keka pora? Easy-a kelu, badhil solra maari.” Carrying with him his trademark witty demeanour from h

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k! 2016 HR|IR|Finance

  Just like the cyclotron, k!ore members  are high in energy and have been accelerating things at high speed with the tenth edition of Kurukshetra just a day away. However, when we did manage to borrow few minutes of their busy schedule, here’s what

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A Day to Salute the Heroes

‘Thai pirandhal vazhi pirakum’. This is a saying which always comes to our minds in the month of January as it marks the first celebration of the year. A day or should I say ‘days’ rejoiced by the Tamilians. It is the time of harvest, celebrated for

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New Semester, New Set of Challenges!

Vacations are always a bliss, no matter how old we grow. The simple fact that you are set free to do anything you wish and no one will tell or question you on killing time, is happiness overloaded. Post-vacation is also equally fun when we get all ex

As college students, we're all anxious about the (anxiety-inducing) next step after graduation. For many of us, this involves getting our first job. Stepping out into the real world is a challenge for us all, and we could use all the help we can get

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CEG Flood Relief and Rehabilitation

As a part of support to help those people who had been affected by the floods in the region of Surya Nagar and Chitra Nagar (Kotturpuram) to rehabilitate, kits containing household products were distributed to 500 families today at the new hostel b

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TN Rains: A Poem

When my desires to play in the puddle Have been transformed to not letting myself drown, When dreams of our long paper boat cruises Have now become a chosen alternative, When, the once soothing music of downpour, Now seem like a call of misery and wh

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Chennai’s Monsoon Diaries

It’s that time of the year when the rest of India enjoys a romantic weather while we, Chennaites, curse the skies and carry on with our routine lives. Surprisingly, this year the clouds had a different idea - granting our wishes. To cater to 4 millio

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The Alumni Column #6: Grown-up

Adult? Looks everywhere around me* Wait, You looking at me? In response to this article, Sure 18 means you are legally an adult. But when do you really feel like an adult?   Yes, you can be working. I’m thankful for the paycheck and the weekends,

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eWIT - Empowering Women in IT

Humanity has evolved into a male-centred society. Men were always the main suppliers of food and money, and women were always the ones who had a duty to look after the fire and children. Not anymore. Today, hundreds of prestigious companies and insti

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எழுத்துப்பிழை எழுத்தாளன்

இயல்பான சிரிப்பு; தற்பெருமை இல்லா முகம்; பேசுகையில், தென்றலாய் வீசும் தமிழ்; இவை தான் இந்த  இளம் எழுத்தாளனின் அடையாளங்கள்.  26 வயதில் தனது இரண்டாவது புத்தகத்தை வெளியிட்டு, மகிழ்ச்சிக் கடலில் நீந்திக் கொண்டிருக்கும்  மனோபாரதி தான், நம் கல்லூரி உருவ

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Rotaract ACT Inauguration

  The Rotaract Club in our campus is involved in a multitude of activities aimed at making us better, more engaged citizens of our community, such as the education and career-counseling of the underprivileged, and organizing healthcare camps, to n

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Gateway 2015

    Getting placed in Anna University will be a dream in most student’s life but many think that you either have to study engineering or architecture to be a student of this magnificent university. If you are one among the many then you are probably

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A Sip of Experience

A poem on my daily routine in the coffee hut: Couldn't distinguish cappuccino, latte or espresso As they called it; and that's strong, light and black. All I knew is, mom's stuff is unnameable, Cause that's titrated with love. Coffee hut, dopes my

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For Those Who Manage To Pursue Their Dreams

“Just give it a try, regardless of the outcome,” is something many parents tell their children during the stressful phase of preparing for competitive examinations. However, there’s a reason why these exams are called ‘competitive’. As I get an oppor

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What Next, After Engineering?

Whatever percent this picture may be true, we, ergo have courses in INDIA after engineering to still be able to land in diverse jobs facilitating the equilibrium of professions. You know the options available after an undergraduate in engineering.

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The Alumni Column: Becoming An Adult

Moving from college to work is a huge transition in life. Especially when you come to a new city, everything is a new experience. Everyone would have made friends in college, but you’ll start learning to use a new term, colleague, which fundamental

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Designed to be an Engineer 2

Following are the excerpts from the interview with Mr. Moorthi Chokkanathan, the President & Global Head – Enterprise Solutions, Hexaware Technologies: Q. What is the definition of being an engineer according to you? In my definition, an engineer

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TO ALL THE GRE ASPIRANTS..

THE PERKS AND DOWNSIDES OF GRE VOCABULARY PERKS  - Flaunt your vocab in front of your friends and "baffle" them. Just like this! :D DOWNSIDE - Come to terms with the harsh truth that your vocab prior to the GRE was just 0.1 percent of the words in

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If Not Us, Then Who ?

  A few days back, posters were hung predominantly in and around the AC Tech campus, on organic farming entrepreneurship. As simple as the phrase sounds, the hidden meaning behind it is, in fact, pretty deep. When I was asked to attend this lecture

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The Alumni Column: My First Salary

  As childish as it feels to write down such a title akin to a kindergartner’s My First Day at School or Rainy Day compositions, this also happens to be the most grown-up moment I have ever felt in my life. 14 years of school education, the last few

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The Alumnus Column: Few words on a great leader; Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

Former President Bharat Ratna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam passed away on July 27th, 2015 leaving many in shock and despair. He collapsed while addressing students at IIM Shillong  and was rushed to the hospital but in vain. Every one of us felt like we lost

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SOWING THE SEEDS OF OUR TRADITION

One of the visions of the Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was to shift our agricultural pattern and farming practices to the conventional basis. And fittingly on the Independence Day, College of Engineering Guindy sowed the seeds of green farming – a fittin

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LEFT OR RIGHT?

I may be left-handed but I am always right  is one of the many lines you might hear from a lefty. August 13th is celebrated as International Left hander’s day. It was observed first in 1976, it was meant to celebrate their uniqueness and promote awar

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It’s more than a job and the red beacon

  A hall jam-packed with Engineering students staying back after a day’s worth of taxing classes, patiently waiting through an hours' delay. On a Friday evening. A scene you wouldn't generally witness on campus. On 24/07/2015 Leo Club of CEG in ass

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Double trouble or twice as nice ?

Close to leading the life of Tia and Tamera Mowry (notable for starring in the television movie Twitches ) are Jayapradha(JP) and Jayasruthi(JS), CS Graduates [2015] from College of Engineering, Guindy who now work in PayPal. The Chennaite sisters sh

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The Alumnus Column: Brand CEG

During my college days (and this was basically until three months back), the CEG tag was always a pride. You’d stand out literally anywhere you go, starting from a quiz or a symposium where your peers would look up to you, to a professional cricket f

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CRY ME A RIVER

Fierce #4: The prejudice against crying out loud, especially for men and much more… Tears. The only thing after blood and flesh, which we are essentially required to be smothered in, when we arrive into this world. Something so miraculous, that a

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The Alumnus Column: Get LinkedIN!

The following article is contributed by Abraham John, CSE, Class of '15, College of Engineering, Guindy. As many of you are closing in on placements, there will be many tips that you get from peers, teachers, well-wishers and so on. There is one poi

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Papanasam - One More Brilliant Feather in Kamal’s Crown

Verdict: You have watched “Drishyam”, no problem at all. But, “Papanasam” is still a must watch for every loyal Tamil cinema fan. It has good suspense and cast, what more can we ask for! Rating:  4/5 Good films need not have much big promotion at a

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Romeo Juliet - A Romantic Tragedy?

காதல் படங்களின் நகர்வு என்பது பார்வையாளர்களின் எதிர்பார்ப்பைப் பொறுத்தே அமையும். “காதலனும், காதலியும் ஒன்று சேர்வார்களா?” என்ற ஏக்கமும், “இவர்களுக்கு இவ்வளவு பிரச்சனைகள் ஏற்படுகின்றதே?” என்னும் பதைபதைப்புமே இம்மாதிரியான திரைப்படங்களை உயிர்ப்புடன் கொண

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The Grad School Diaries #1 - Nathanael Koilpillai

  Meet Nathanael Koilpillai, an ECE alumnus from the Class of 2014, College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University. With numerous admits in hand and a full-scholarship from KTH Sweden, he's currently pursuing his Masters at Clemson Univers

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Anna FM

After reading the second issue of the Guindy Times, I am sure all of us would have certainly noticed something that would have provoked our hearts to atleast begin the search for a quest - well I am talking about the article we had on that month’s ed

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IIM-A : What does it take ?

    The dream destination of B-school aspirants across the country, IIM-Ahmedabad is as tough to get into, as it is famous. Gulsar Ahamed, a 2014 CEG-passout from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Guindy, is currentl

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Lending A Helping Hand, Gifting A Smile

A group of students from CEG started a club when they were alarmed on noticing cases of dropouts in the college due to financial reasons. This club came to be known as the Siruthuligal Charity Club of CEG, and the beauty of it is that CEGians help ou

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MAKING POSSIBILITIES SINCE ‘70s

A cheerfully upbeat person, Krishnakumar Natarajan, fondly called ‘KK’, is a MechE alumnus of the 1979 CEG batch. A 35-year-veteran of the IT industry, he has played several key roles in the growth of Wipro, India’s largest IT services firm. He is,

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From B.E. to Broadcasting ...

M. Priyadarshini, a Printing Technology Graduate [2010] from College of Engineering, Guindy is now a features reporter and anchor in Thanthi TV. As a speaker at CEGAM 2.0, she had a lot of things to share with us. Here are excerpts from the Interview

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CEG's Women's Badminton Team Wins Anna Fest

CEG's badminton team seem to be on a winning spree. In the recently concluded ‘Anna Fest’, the badminton tournament was held at Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) on March 7th, 2015. Meenakshi (1st year M.Sc.Electronic Media 5 years) and Jahnavi

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Theatron: The Hound of the Baskervilles

During my childhood, there was one novel that always gave me the creeps when I read it. The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, starring the legendary Sherlock Holmes, was a cross between a detective crime and a thriller novel. So

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An Ode To A Mother

As I look into my mother’s withered eyes, I see pain. More than physical pain, it is the agony borne out of the fact that she has been reduced to a shadow of her once vibrant self. My mother met with a car accident in the recent past which rendered h

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The GATE Advantage

It’s isn’t very hard to understand why the number GATE applicants go up every year. With altogether too many universities and engineering colleges, the only yardstick to measure and test the calibre of engineering students is the GATE. What is it

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Enough is Enough!

Did you know that a girl gets raped every 20 minutes in India ? or that 94% of rape or abuse victims know their attacker ? Over the last couple of years, with the advent of media coverage and out pour on violence against women and sexual assault, w

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MATCH PREVIEW: INDIA VS WEST INDIES

India and West Indies have shared many eye-catching moments in the past. Who can forget the memorable World Cup triumph at Lords on June 25, 1983? Or the game where West Indies took revenge against India after their earlier loss in the same edition

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Waves - Going Tech Savvy For A Non-Technical Event

After Kurukshetra and Techofes, it’s now time for the department symposiums to take centre stage. The 33rd edition of Waves, the national level techno-management symposium conducted by the Society of Electrical and Electronics Engineers of CEG has

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Frilp: Up Close

Tucked into a cozy compound at the end of a quiet, long-winding street off the noisy main roads of Pallikaranai, the building that houses Frilp does not, at first glance, look like the HQ of one of the world’s top 25 hot start-ups. Recently, we visi

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A Japanese Adventure

In this competitive world, one needs to stand out if he/she wants to come out with flying colours. Your academic life is like a relay on a track where people miss the gold in milliseconds. Knowledge of a reliable foreign language is one among those

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Ready for a Quest?

  Many people eagerly search for the Quest of adventure in their lives but Anna University students eagerly wait for the Quest of Quality,-the Q Quest! The Quest which takes them on a path that unveils their talents. One can describe Q Quest as a pl

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Blast from the Past

Mrs.Sharada and Mrs.Kamala are one of the first few female graduates from CEG belonging to the Telecommunications batch of 1953. Aged over 80, the two engineers were more than enthusiastic to sit down with a couple of us for a chat filled with witty

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Nostalgia of a Nonagenarian

From people who left campus just last year to those who had graduated before Independence, CEGAM 2.0 saw the confluence of five different generations under one roof. Meet our senior-most alumnus at the meet, Mr. R. Padmanabhan, of the 1943 batch. A

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Ready Steady Arrear

When I was a kid, the word ‘Arrear’ was synonymous to terror. Basically it was derived from those movies involving youth comedy and the way family members spoke of seniors in our bloodline getting arrears in the past and how disgraceful an act that w

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K! - The Inside Story - Projects Team

Walking chair. Psuedo eyes. On road accident anticipation. e-Glove. When you hear these cool terms, you would imagine gadgets from sci-fi movies. But a section of the students of CEG had taken it upon themselves to create these products, not to sho

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T Plus Run

February  1 maybe just another day for the rest of us, but for Rakesh, Anuta, Chirag, Vivek, PJ and Arunachalam it's a day they been waiting for, for months.  The T+ run, a brainchild of the social outreach program, T+, of Techofes is something we

G.Nammalvar - Organic Farmer We are in a era where the basic occupation of mankind- agriculture is looked down upon. In this tough time, we had in us a Pole star of Hope- organic farmer- G.Nammalvar. He graduated in BSc agriculture degree from Ann

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Living the Civil Services Dream - An Interview with Vandana

A 2012 alumnus with a BE Computer Science degree, Vandana Raj maintained a CGPA of 9.4 and still made a bold decision to not sit for placements. Rather, she decided to take a year off to prepare for the UPSC exam. Being offered the post of Asst. Co

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Technopreneurial Workshop - with Actress Rohini

On November 3rd, The Centre-for-Entrepreneurship Development, in association with the Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs (COWE), held a guest lecture on following your spirit, delivered by a person who has done just that - actress Rohini - right he

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Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam at CEG on Teacher’s Day

Sept 5, 2014[9:15am]: For the first time my Computer Organisation class got cancelled today because my Professor apparently had a function to attend. Then it took me a while to realise today was their day – Teacher’s day! So, they were to have a func

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A chance to interact with Civil Services topper

Madhavam is a club which primarily focuses on the development of the Tamil Language. The club encourages people who are proficient and passionate about Tamil and conducts regular events for them. Madhavam welcomes any student who loves Tamil, even

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Attention Freshers

                The days of hectic homework, cycle tests (rather pressure tests), assignments and most importantly, the boring school uniform have all come to an end. A new journey, the one which you have fantasized as a result of manipulat

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It Speaks

Every building and every location in this campus has a reason or a purpose of sort. All them fancy departments, the gallery to hang around and hide that piece of cake from the rest of your classmates, the ATM to scrape the rock bottom of your empty

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Exclusive Interview with Amitash Pradhan

From founding Theatron during his Masters, he has shot off into stardom while following his heart. Read on for excerpts from a exclusive interview with our alumnus, Amitash Pradhan, of VIP fame: How did the movie break happen? Founding Anna Unive

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TV Review: Fargo

                    When your 90210/Gossip Girl fanatic girlfriend starts watching a show and 10 minutes later says she’s bored, you know that you’ve got a GREAT show in hand. Fargo is definitely one of that kind. Basedon true events, sh