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Induction Program- A Report!

On 11th May, 2018 , the Vivekananda Auditorium witnessed a constellation of erudite people from CEG. Heads of departments, Directors of various centers and professors  gathered for the inauguration of the much awaited Induction program for the freshe

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INDCON 2K18 - A Step Ahead of the Rest

The most anticipated day in the calendars of the industrial engineering students had finally come. INDCON'18, the inter-college technical symposium of the Department of Industrial Engineering was inaugurated on March 1, 2018, at the Optimus Hall. The

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A TRIBUTE TO ONE OF THE GREATEST MINDS OF THE COSMOS

I stood motionless unable to mouth a word as I saw the news of Dr. Stephen Hawking’s death in the morning. There was a strange feeling of emptiness within me, a feeling that told me that the man whom I had looked up to since childhood had left a void

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A Unique Reverse Felicitation Ceremony

It was a beautiful summer evening on March 1, 2018 when the present students of Anna University met up with their seniors who passed out about 30 – 40 years ago. The general conception among students is to move out of college, achieve goals in life a

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Aatral’18: An NSS initiative to realize your true self

More than 200 children gathering at one place, other than school, seems like a cutesy issue in itself. To be able to get along with them, or worse, engage them in conscious activity is a feat only a gifted few can manage. Such a feat was achieved on

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BECAUSE I WAS BORN A GIRL

  I can be the daughter you care for like a little princess, I can be the girlfriend you want to fall for, I can be the wife you propose all your love to, I can be the mother you would confess every mischief you made, But if I want to, I

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ABACUS ’18 - Yet another Plume in the Bonnet of CEG

Abacus ‘18, one of the most awaited symposiums of CEG, was inaugurated at the Ada Lovelace Auditorium on 27 February 2018. The inauguration ceremony was graced by the presence of Dr. D. Manjula, HOD, Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DC

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Kick-starting Kalakrithi in a Striking Manner

Kalakriti'18, the inter-cultural festival of Alagappa College of Technology commenced in a grand manner on the eve of 28 February 2018. The event was exalted by the presence of Dr. Sivanesan, the Dean of Alagappa College of Technology, and Suja V

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Imbibing the Quality in Young Minds

QUEST’18, a four-day annual convention on Quality Management, was held on 21st - 24th February. It was organized by the Students Quality Council (SQC) and the AU TVS Centre for Quality Management, Anna University. Under the support of the TVS Group o

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An Eye-Opening Experience: Interview with MADIEE Senthil

Senthil, a mechanical engineering graduate from CEG, Anna University, started MADIEE- Making a Difference in Educational Experience to bring a change in the educational system present today.  MADIEE emphasizes on the importance of liberal arts and hu

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Imprint'18 - A report

Imprint, the symposium of Printing Technology department was declared open on 1st March, 2018 at TAG Auditorium. The ceremony was inaugurated by chief guests, Mr. Senguttuvan, CEO of ITC, Printing and Packaging Business and Mr. R. P. Lakshmivenkatara

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SylendraBabu- Stimulating the minds of IPS Aspirants

The Students Association of CEG organized a lecture on the right way to approach Civil Service Examinations at the TAG auditoriumon February 12, 2018 at 5:30 pm and was attended with enthusiasm and vigourby students of all four years alike. The ev

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KICKSTARTING ENANTRA VERSION 2.0

A palpable excitement engulfed the audience at TAG Auditorium on 8th February, 2018 as South India’s Biggest Entrepreneurship Festival, Enantrakickstarted with the welcome address of Dr. Ravikumar, Director of Centre for Entrepreneurship Development,

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Opening the gates to an IDYLLIC ITRIX 18

"ITRIX 18 -testing the limits" raised its curtains with the official inauguration ceremony at Ada Lovelace Hall on 9th February, 2018 at 3.30 pm. The symposium of the IT department was  graced by the warming presence of Chief Guest,  Mr.Ashok Krish,

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A report on Freshmen'18

On the 29th of January 2018, the Society of Mechanical Engineers conducted FRESHMEN ’18 to welcome the budding purple tag Mechons to the Department of Mechanical Enigineering. The event began on an inspirational note with the address of the acting

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CONCLAVE-INSPIRING MINDS

The 6th edition of Conclave was conducted by the Rotaract Club of CEG with the support of the Rotary Club of Madras. The meeting kicked off at Vivekananda Auditorium around 5:30 pm on Monday. The speakers invited to ignite the student's mind were Sre

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Report on Republic Day- 2018

Anna University celebrated India's 69th Republic Day on January 26th with great fervor and enthusiasm. Republic Day is a commemoration of India's constitution coming into force on 26th January 1950, which completed the country's transition towards

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Chiasma 2017 - A Warm Welcome

As sophomores of the Centre for Bio-Technology (CBT), the batch of orange tags were all set to welcome the incoming purple tags. They say putting more minds together brings out a wider variety of ideas. It is indeed fortunate that the CBT is comprise

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Software Fueling the Freedom of Future Generation

CEG GNU/Linux Users Group (CEGLUG) in collaboration with the Free Software Foundation, Tamil Nadu (FSFTN), celebrated Software Freedom Day at Ada Lovelace Auditorium in CEG on 16th September 2017. Software Freedom Day was celebrated globally on 16

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Time for Young India to Arise!

On the 9th of September, Vivekananda Auditorium was decked up with lights and flowers for an extravagant cultural fiesta to celebrate the 70th year of Independence and the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement. The programme titled 'Yeh India K

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A Report on Teachers’ Day

The Alumni Hall was occupied by enthusiastic alumni and retired professors. They might have looked old, but they were still young at heart! They entered fifteen minutes in advance to catch up with their old friends. The Teachers’ Day celebration,

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A fresh start on Freshers’ Day 2017

Freshers’ Day is meant for the first years to get to know about the various activities happening in college. Continuing this proud tradition, seniors and newcomers mingled with each other during the Freshers' Day and Inauguration of SA-AS (Students’

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The resolves to make!!

The excitement around college was palpable as the Chennai police and the people in Anna University prepared to welcome the Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu. Our college hosted the inauguration of a photo exhibition along with the launch of

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The Purple Tags’ Second Homecoming

If there is one word to describe the freshers on the Orientation day, it has got to be anxiety. And that is exactly what I saw in the Purple tags as well. The Registrar of Anna University, Prof. Ganesan proudly welcomed the gathering. He congratu

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Dreams for Chennai

On account of Madras Day celebrations, United Way Chennai along with Chola MS General Insurance and theRotaract Club of ACT organized an Inter School Exhibition on 24 August 2017 at Vivekananda Auditorium. The Exhibition was aptly titled ‘Dream C

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Quanta 2017 - through the eyes of a fresher

An event is said to be a tremendous success only when it surprises and enthralls  its audience. In that manner, Quanta 17, organised by the Society of Materials Science Engineers was truly momentous. The inauguration day began with the traditional f

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AATRAL - BRINGING OUT THE INNATE POWER OF CHILDREN

With the motto to improve the campus-community linkage across barriers and turn the spotlight from a shocking, dark nightmare to better and bright dreams, the office bearers and volunteers of NSS Unit 4 organised Aatral, which saw its first edition i

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VISION 2017 - A BRIEF REPORT ON THE ECE SYMPOSIUM

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 Sa

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Lighting up society – Aakriti's Kiara

In wake of recent events in society such as the violent incidents which have befallen women, which is all one can talk about nowadays. The number of concerned parents is skyrocketing with restrictions being imposed on girls in fear of threats. To dis

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DESIGNING THOUGHTS – AN INTERVIEW WITH THE DESIGN K!ORE

As the Kurukshetra banners and posters were being removed one by one after the end of the four day extravaganza, we got in touch with Krishna, Student Director – Design team, who gave us insights into what was new, how the 11th edition shaped up and

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‘Be my guest!’ - An Interview with the Guest Lectures Kore

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Kurukshetra, Akshara Vishwanathan (one of the Guest Lecture Kores) took some time out from her busy schedule to give GT an exclusive interview. As we settled down in the Turing Hall after the last guest lecture, Akshar

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'TECH'NICALLY SOUND - In conversation with the Tech k!ores of CTF

Chatting with the official 'geeks' of CTF is definitely exciting. Here's an excerpt from the interview with the Tech k!ores – Sai Mageshvar and Neeharika Immaneni, where everything from the new strategies to the VR enabled website was discussed. Wha

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CREATIVITY UNLEASHED - PRESENTING CTF’S CREATIVITY AND CONTENTS TEAM

Catchy words, attractive phrases and minimalist content that conveyed the essence of the events and workshops were easily one of the reasons for the huge success of Kurukshetra 2017. Reshma Pothen, the Student Director of the Creativity and Content M

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Coffee conversations with the CTF Projects Team

As Kurukshetra, one of India’s biggest techno-management fest edges closer, Guindy Times got a chance to interview the Projects team K!ores Kishore Ganesh and Raghuraman during one of their short coffee breaks. What are the objectives of the Project

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A Testimony for Empowerment through Education - V. M. Muralidharan

Humble, smart, confident and bubbling with enthusiasm Mr. V.M.Muralidharan also known as Mike Muralidharan is a standing example of where hard work and passion will lead you in life. A former alumnus of the College of Engineering, Guindy, current Cha

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Mark(et)ing the targets – an interview with the CTF marketing team

With one night to go for the big bang, the vibe at CTF was enthusiastic, and we had a brief chat with Tharunya Danabal (final year Geo Informatics), Student Director of Marketing team, CEG Tech Forum, for a crisp interview. Why did you choose Market

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What it takes to be CTF's k!ore HR team

Kurukshetra'17, one of the largest techno-management fest in India organized by CEG Tech Forum, is around the corner. Deepak Kumar, HR Student Director of CTF 2017, was kind enough to take time off his busy schedule and spoke to us about Kurukshetra,

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SI 3 REVIEW - LOUDEST AND FASTEST OF THE SINGAM SERIES

As much as we appreciate class and directors that display out of the box thinking, we should also take time to praise people who make commercial films, which believe me, is the hardest thing for any director to do. You know that there are always fans

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A report on Medevolv ‘17

The Biomedical Engineers Association of Anna University conducted an intra-college symposium Medevolv ‘17 on the 6th and 7th of February. The guests of honor included Dr S. Muttan, Head of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering,

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Conclave ’17 – a convergence of great minds

Four people, four hours, but a plethora of values to be cherished for an entire lifetime! On the evening of February 7th, the Tag Auditorium in CEG was filled with eager minds waiting to be inspired by the hour-long talks of four eminent personalitie

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The Ripple Effect – EEE intra-college symposium

What purpose does a symposium serve? A dictionary would state it as a conference for sharing ideas. But, in my opinion, it’s all about getting to know each other and identifying talent. Ripples, the intra-college symposium of the EEE department, CEG,

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The Kurukshetra open call for first years – a brief report

As the month of February approaches, the heart of every CEGian beats faster on account of the rising excitement and anxiety about one of India’s largest techno-management festivals – Kurukshetra. With the event drawing closer, an open call for first

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Prototyping your idea: PRE-STARTUP WEEKEND AT ENANTRA

Startup Weekends are aimed to bring Startups to the limelight by helping them make Minimum Viable Products (MVP). Creating prototypes is fundamental to developing new products. At Startup Weekend,any group with a novel idea is provided a platform to

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A report on the first aid awareness Programme

A one-day awareness program on first aid was organised by the Students’ Association of College of Engineering Guindy, on 7th January, 2017 (Saturday) at Vivekanandha Auditorium. The event, split into two sessions – the morning (9:30 am to 12:30 noon

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Kurukshetra 2K17 Theme Reveal - Combating Climate Change

"No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change" - Barack Obama.        Climate change is certainly the biggest menace faced by the world today. It has reached a point where it threatens all life on Earth, and it can n

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Chemcon–An intensive interface with Chemical Engineers

Chemcon is a global platform that brings together diverse students, intellectuals and delegates representing companies and international organizations. Conducted by the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers in collaboration with the IIT Madras, A.C

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‘REBOOTING’ FRESHERS TO THE WORLD OF ROBOTICS

The evening of 29th of December, 2016 saw the seniors of Robotics Club of CEG hold their first meet for the first year students at Hall 74 in the Red Building. Palaniappan Chellappan, President of the club, welcomed everyone jovially and delivered a

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சிகரத்தைத் தொட... - பாகம் 2

(முதல் பாகத்தைப் படிக்க இங்கே சொடுக்கவும்) (தொடர்கிறது) சுகந்தி சென்னையில் உள்ள பிரபல கலை அறிவியல்  கல்லூரியில்  இரண்டாம் ஆண்டு படிக்கும் மாணவி. வெளியில் விடுதியில் தங்கிப் படித்து வந்தாள். மலைகிராமத்து அழகு தேவதை, மனதளவிலும்! ஆங்கில வாடையே இல்லா

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ANSWER TO AN UNANSWERABLE HYPOTHETICAL CONUNDRUM - EPISODE 2

(To read the first episode, click here) (Continued) James sat in his hall, gaping at the black box that lay in front of him. The contents of the box made his heart palpitate. He was getting apprehensive with each passing minute. He peered into the

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Pixels inauguration – a report

“Everything you can imagine is real and everything that you see around would be someone’s imagination.” Co-curricular activities have proven to contribute to students’ social well-being. They are also platforms where students can express and show th

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PAINTING THE POSITIVITY OF HOPE – AN INITIATIVE BY SAP ALUMINI

A picture is worth a thousand words. With this in mind, two graduates of the School of Planning and Architecture – Rupashi G and Ankita Sanjeevi– came up with the initiative of painting public walls with messages that would educate people and instill

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CHRISTMAS, KIDS AND A JOYOUS SPIRIT!

With Christmas carols and jingling bells everywhere, students of Centre for Biotechnology decided to play Santa Claus for the children of the slum areas near Canal Bank Road, Kotturpuram in the true spirit of the season. Funds were raised by stude

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Because an idle mind is the devil’s playground

If your mood right now is defined by the quote “Bored of being bored because being bored is boring”, worry not because you aren’t alone! Mocked for being anti-social, I’ve jumped to being always online ever since my last exam. Though it’s been just a

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நானும் நீயே!

உன்னோடு வாழ்ந்தேன்...  உனக்காக வாழ்ந்தேன்...    என் மூச்சுக்குழல் பருகிய பாதிக் காற்று உன் எச்சில் சுவாசம் தான்.. விளம்பம் முதல் விடிவெள்ளி வரும்வரை உனக்காக மட்டும் எல்லாம் செய்தேன்..   உன் பிம்பம் அதிகமாய் பிரதிபலித்த கண்ணாடி, என் கண்கள் தான்..

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Train

Train. Travel. Retreat. A simple voyage by train - From Chennai to Kanyakumari On Guruvayur Express - Not just a whole day travel, But a big bang retreat In the canopy of compartments, Lodging with loads of luggage, Accompanying family and fr

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Cybermania is Here to Stay

A serious disorder has struck many victims, with students being highly susceptible. Doctors are shocked and treatment is yet to begin. The new disease has been named ‘cybermania’. Beware: it has gone viral and can be shared instantly if you have a mo

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Thulir '16: Smiles aplenty!

Arignar Anna told us to vision God in a poor man’s smile. Yet, on the 15th of October, it was the cherubic faces of young children that gave us a glimpse of heaven. Thulir, an annual cultural programme hosted by the Leo Club of CEG was conducted exc

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Brighter Ideas for a Better Chennai - Chemiscope ‘16

The Department of Chemical Engineering organised Chemiscope at the A. C. Tech main building on 15th October, 2016. The 3rd edition of its kind was held to commemorate the birth anniversary of our former president, Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam and to test

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Learn A Geeky Hobby - Talk to the World

In connection with the same thought, the Office Bearers of Electronics and Communication Engineering Association - ECEA organised a Talk on Amateur Radio a.k.a. HAM Radio by renowned HAM Hobbyist, Mr Aravind Balasubramanian, for non-commercial exchan

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An altruistic initiative for the youth VIZHITHIRU: A ROTARACT CLUB EVENT

'The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.' Abiding by the above quote, Rotaract Club of CEG (RCEG) successfully conducted its 14th edition of Vizhithiru, a career guidance and educationally motivating program for school studen

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SAPTHAM - A TRIBUTE TO M.S. SUBBULAKSHMI

“Who am I, a mere Prime Minister, before a Queen, a Queen of Music?” These are the words of our former Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, about the ‘Nightingale of India’, M.S. Subbulakshmi. As a part of celebrating her 100th birth anniversary

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Sync ’16 – A Brief Report

“Any technical progress involves three elements: knowledge, energy and materials”- George Paget Thomson, English physicist and Nobel laureate. Sync ’16 was a perfect example of the same, with the talents and efforts of the students in full glory. Sy

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“SYNAPZ 2K16” - Transmitting Impulses

The Centre for Biotechnology, A.C. Tech, organised “Synapz” at the TAG Auditorium on 3rd October 2016, a fresher's day celebration true to the name, with seniors welcoming their juniors to the fold. The event set a platform to bridge and build a bond

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INSPIRING THE TECH-SAVVY! - PRODIGY 2016

The 15th edition of Prodigy, conducted by the student group of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) of Anna University, was held on October 2nd at the Ada Lovelace Auditorium of the IT department. Prodigy is an event that comprises of interactiv

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Koffee with Karthik

At a time when movies with experimental genres sent a shiver down the spines of the film fraternity, one man emerged to break all stereotypes, daring to leave his mark with a novel idea in his first film. Since then, he has never failed to live up to

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Foodie Diaries: Best Eat-out spots around the AU Campus

It has now been more than a year since I bid farewell to college, but that doesn’t stop me from reminiscing about the good old days. The friends, hangouts, monkeys and more have made my time there unforgettable. Most of my memories revolve around one

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SOFTWARE FREEDOM DAY

Sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and collaboratively organised by CEG GNU/Linux Users Group (CEGLUG) and Free Software Foundation Tamil Nadu(FSFTN), Software Freedom Day was celebrated on 24th September, 2016 at the Ada Love

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An Experience in God’s Own Country

Before this tour started, there were many people who didn’t know much about their classmates. The tour changed all that. With hostelites and day scholars sharing accommodation, it fosters new friendships, within your class and outside. It assesses yo

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A PINK AFFAIR!

    MOVIE REVIEW: PINK   Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Angad Bedi, Andrea Tariang, Piyush Mishra, Dhritiman Chatterjee Director:  Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury Rating: 4.5/5 Synopsis:  The movie features a courtroom drama

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'NOT ME BUT YOU’: Celebrating selfless service on NSS DAY

      'Be the change you wish to see in the world' said Mahatma Gandhi. One way of realising this change is to be a part of the National Service Scheme (NSS). The NSS, launched on 24th September 1969, is a student-centered program whose primary

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IRU MUGAN: A high octane spy thriller that lacks substance

Vikram’s Iru Mugan is a stylish and racy entertainer. On many levels, it has been much-awaited by fans of Chiyaan Vikram and Director Anand Shankar, who brings the magic once more after a stunning debut with Arima Nambi. The film features Vikram in a

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A New Beginning - Report on the A.C. Tech Freshers Day

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step". True to this aphorism, just as they have overcome the herculean task known as school life, the freshers have started yet another new journey – college life. Fresher’s Day, organized by the S

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‘MECH’ing A Difference

Scientists dream of things that transcend human imagination and engineers often implement these things. Nothing exemplifies the above better than Mechanical Engineering - the discipline involving the study of machines. The Society of Mechanical Engin

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SUKARAKSHA 2016 – Sharing is caring

Red is a colour often associated with physical life force. It also exudes a strong positive energy. It is synonymous with the qualities of power, impulse and aggression. However, on 31st August, the colour red was associated with the humanitarian act

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A Report on the Inauguration of the Society of Geoinformatics Engineers

“Geoinformatics”- a domain unknown to many. In an attempt to create awareness about this discipline of engineering, the Society of Geoinformatics was created. The Society of Geoinformatics focuses on creating opportunities and conducting related even

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The Quest For Motoring Excellence - Session With Volkswagen Motorsports

An interactive session by Volkswagen Motorsports India was organised by the Society of Mechanical Engineers (SME) on 16th August (Tuesday). The session, which was scheduled at 3 pm at the Henry Maudslay Hall of the Department of Mechanical Engineerin

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CELEBRATING 70 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

      Photography: Santhosh Prabhu With freedom in our minds, faith in our words and pride in our souls, India's 70th year of Independence was celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervour at Anna University.  On Monday, the 15th of Augus

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Club Orientation for Freshers - As It Happened

“Clubs in CEG are not a spectator sports, so let’s play”. With these words, the welcome mat for the freshers was opened as the first activity by the newly elected Students Association of College of Engineering Guindy, at the Vivekanandha Auditorium o

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A.C.Tech Welcomes Freshers : Orientation 2016

The orientation programme for the first year students of A.C.College of Technology Campus was held on Monday, the 1st of August and saw various dignitaries welcoming approximately 800 students into the fold. The main objective of the programme wa

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EXCELLING TO SERVE - INTERACTION WITH AN IAS OFFICER

College of Engineering Guindy boasts many eminent alumni. Among them is Priyanka, a Computer Science and Engineering graduate of the 2006 batch, who is also an IIM-B graduate. She cleared the Civil Services Examination last year with an All India Ran

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Energizing Students: the Inauguration of the SEEE

Student societies are a vital part of the college community, fostering a healthy sense of interaction and peer growth. The SEEE, or Society of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, is one such student community which brings together the faculties,

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Kabali- A good film hyped by opulent marketing

    Of all things that I have to do this month, the most interesting and challenging one right now is to give you a suitable review of the most promoted, hyped, and anticipated movie of the year - KABALI. I can confidently say that even the asses

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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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CAMPUS TO CAREER

The Campus to Career was a three-day career sensitising workshop, held on 9th, 10thand 11th of July 2016. It was conducted by the Rotract Club of Drishti, in association with the Karna Vidhya Foundation, Enable India and YRC of CEG, in the Hall of Gu

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Forever For You - A Report on the NSS Unit IV Camp

'Change is the only constant in life', said Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher.  Abiding by the above axiom,the volunteers of NSS Camp Unit IV,had the opportunity to make a significant change at Siruvapuri, a village famous for the Bala Murugan Temple n

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THE YOGA SAGA

June 21 is recognised as The International Yoga Day. To celebrate the occasion, the Anna University Sports Board organised a free yoga camp in collaboration with Patanjali Yog Samiti and Bharath Swabhiman in the grounds this morning. It was open to t

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ஒரு நதியின் மறைவு - சரஸ்வதி

தன் வரலாறை தான் அறியாது இருப்பது உற்ற நோய்க்கு மருந்துண்ணா நிலையானால் தன் வரலாறை தவறாக அறிவது , காலவதியான மருந்தினை உண்பதற்கு சமமாகும். சிந்து நதி நாகரிகம் ஹரப்பா, மொகஞ்சதரோ என்ற இரு நகரங்களை பிரதானமாக கொண்டது. கி.மு 15௦௦ களில் ஆரிய படை எடுப்பால் அழ

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பாண்டிமாதேவி

பொன்னியின் செல்வன் பின்னர் வந்த வரலற்றுப்புதினங்கள் பெரும்பாலானவற்றை  இரு வகையால் பிரிக்கலாம். தக்காண வரலாற்றின் பொற்காலமான சோழர்களது வெற்றியின் சிறப்பைப் பற்றி கூறுவது ஒரு வகை; அதே காலத்தைச் சேர்ந்த பாண்டியர்களது போராட்ட வாழ்வைக் குறித்துக் கூறுவது

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25 Things That Actually Show What Summer Is

I’m not going to start this with, “Summer’s here, time for fun and relaxation!” There’s a world out there to experience, I'm sure you know that, perhaps we all do, and we've all caught ourselves staring out of the window wondering “Why am I here i

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Movie Review: Idhu Namma Aalu - Idhu Nalla Padam

Idhu Namma Aalu is more than just a breezy romantic comedy that is lifted by performances by Silambarasan, Nayanthara, Andrea and of course, Soori. Pandiraj has brought out a decent amalgam of love and comedy in the right proportions, although you

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A MATTER OF TIME - THE RESURRECTION OF THE TOWER CLOCK

With the quote “Ring out the false, Ring in the true” by Alfred Tennyson carved in the big old bell, the tower clock is chiming again thanks to G 66 – the 1966 Batch of CEG. The bell had stopped working and so a speaker was used from which the elect

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MANGOLICIOUS... !

Summer has come, unheralded though, since we have had to face the heat earlier than  the usual scheduled time.  Also, we’ve become extra lethargic during the vacations , thanks to the surge in the mercury level due to global warming, or to make it so

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A Trip Down Memory Lane – Genesis Day 2016

Genesis Day marks the day the College of Engineering was founded back in 1794. The 222nd Genesis Day celebration took place in the Alumni Centre, CEG on May 17th,2016. The chief guest for the event was His Highness Mr Seiji Baba, Consul General of Ja

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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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Guindy Times reacts to Mother’s Day

  “Thanks for leaving me speechless every time with your life advice - ranging from 'Be courageous' to 'Did you brush your teeth tonight? You really don't want to go to the dentist in this age' - and your humour, that is at times, very sly. You're l

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Ayushmaan Bhava, Vikram and Suriya!

A new attempt by director Vikram Kumar, in the form of time-travel concepts, is surely a gamble. As Tamil film viewers are so used to witnessing commercial potboilers, Vikram Kumar wanted to present to the audience a deviation from the norm, executin

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Press Release: National Astronaut Day - USA

Today, uniphi space agency, a division of uniphi good LLC, is proud to share the first National Astronaut Day campaign, to take place annually on May 5th.  The campaign includes an Agency exclusive collaboration with Fisher Space Pen Co™ for the firs

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A Rewind But Got to Move Forward

      Wow! It seems like it was just yesterday when I had come for counselling. Though, all I can feel now are mixed emotions. On one side, I am happy that this hectic semester has come to an end but on the other hand it makes me sad that one year in

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The Heart That Gives Gathers

There are those who consider smiling as a form of charity. When such a simple facial expression can be considered as charity, imagine what wonders an actual donation can play in anyone’s life.  Well, with a motto, "Gift a smile," that pretty much su

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Geohorizon '16 - Greater Heights Explored!

Geohorizon is the annual technical symposium conducted by the Society of Geoinformatics Engineers which is constituted by the undergraduate students studying Geoinformatics at College of Engineering, Guindy. It was started in 2005, and has the distin

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Sangarsh - Transforming More Lives in its 14th Edition

There is a pleasant divinity in Sangarsh that creates a warm aura inviting the audience to partake in a humbly exposed musical experience. The archetypal concert hall of the city, the Music Academy, Alwarpet, year after year at around this time has b

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Biotechcellence 2016 - Venturing Beyond Boundaries

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence therefore is not an art. It is a habit. These words from Aristotle were proven right once again by the sheer talent that was displayed in the various events held at this year’s Biotechcellence (BTX). The 22nd

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ROBOTIZATION IN CEG REVAMPED - THE ROBOTICS CLUB VALEDICTION

The value of things does not lie in the time they last, but the intensity with which they occur. That is why there are unforgettable moments and unique people! As the academic year is fast drawing to an end, it is time to reflect upon the happenings

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 INAUGURATION OF CEGAIN

CEGAIN was launched jointly by AACEG (Alumni Association of College of Engineering, Guindy), CED (Centre for Entrepreneurship Development) and its student wing, Capitalize. It was a sultry evening and the alumnus and students alike started to show u

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From One Fan to Another

Let me honestly tell you that I am being shamelessly hedonistic as I weave words of flattery to describe a recent film of my favourite actor. Shah Rukh Khan. Naam toh suna hi hoga! I can almost hear a few of my readers shirk with apparent disgust th

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GREENICS’16 - Imbibing the Impossible

You would think that this is just another article which will start with a motivating agricultural quote as it is about Greenics but NO… This is a very different article about an extraordinary symposium. Greenics is a national level inter-college, t

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5 tips for exam preparation

This week I wrote my last assessment of my engineering college life. *self five* Over the past 4 years, I have written several assessments and exams. And after a point, everything begins to look the same to me. I have passed some, aced some (ok maybe

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நீங்கள் ஏன் இதைப் படிக்க வேண்டும்?

  கிண்டி டைம்ஸின் வாசகர்களுக்குத் தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள். கிண்டி டைம்ஸ் ஆங்கிலப் புத்தாண்டுக்கு வாழ்த்து சொன்னால் எவரும் ஆச்சர்யப் படுவதில்லை. ஆனால், அதே கிண்டி டைம்ஸ் தமிழ் புத்தாண்டுக்கு வாழ்த்து சொன்னால் புருவம் உயர்த்தும் முகங்கள் பல.

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INDIA A.D. - THE NEW ERA

“Nobody can stop an idea whose time has come”- Venkaiah Naidu, Urban Development Minister. I was one of the netizens who stormed the social networking sites and celebrated my city’s entry as a smart one among 20 others selected by the Central Govern

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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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Civilisation 2016

Scientists study the world as it is. Engineers create the world that had never been. It is a widely regarded fact that discovery requires experimentation and a platform for exploration was exactly what was provided for the inquisitive and curious min

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Avidadham ‘16

Avidadham (meaning - the process of drug making), an International Conference on Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Metabolic Disorders, catered to the young minds how metabolic disorders could be cured and showcased the recent technologic

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Vision '16 - Report

Talent is hidden everywhere and providing a platform to enlighten it is not just necessary but essential. The technical symposium ‘VISION 2016’ hosted by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering of College of Engineering Guindy, Ch

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Anna Sports Fest '16

Sport is not just an extra-curricular activity or some sort of a hobby; sports are a way of life. ‘Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up’ is a saying that reiterates the amount of perseverance required to reach unprecedented hei

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A Peek Into Indcon'16

Blow modelling, cannibalize chemical treatment and elbow energy meter efficiency. Confused? It’s nothing but the jargons which are used in industrial engineering. So why exactly are we talking about this? Well, it’s because of the 23rd edition of Ind

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Surang’16 – An excavation to excitement!

In a college where getting lost is so easy, even semesters just make us go dizzy. Carnival time is prevailing ubiquitously and every department wants to make sure their symposium is no less than the other and Surang’16 from the Department of Mining E

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Niral '16

Have you ever wondered what the Tamil translation of the C Programming Language is? It is C Niralaaka Mozhi.  With Niral referring to programming, the ACA (Association of Computer Application) has made their symposium stand out by not giving it a c

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Sangarsh – A tale of transforming lives

“Never stop doing little things for others. Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.”                                                                                                                                   

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91ST ALUMNI DAY- REMINISCENCE OVERLOADED

As College of Engineering Guindy stands just two months away from completing its 222 years, the Alumni Association, AACEG celebrated their 91st Alumni Day  on 20th of March at CEG. There can’t be a more befitting description of being the Alumni of th

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Creating a day of a lifetime

All of us have special moments in life which, acting as turning points in our relationships with special people and being a constant source of happiness, are cherished forever. They remain fresh in our minds regardless of how many times we’ve relived

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QUANTA-16 A REPORT

QUANTA, the National Level Technical Symposium of the Department of Materials Science of College of Engineering, Guindy was held from March 18th to March 20th, 2016. The inauguration commenced on 18th March at about 3:30 P.M in the Henry Maudslay

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A Novel Opportunity  - Poster Presentation

  Never expected a four day science event to be so amusing . Last month , food department of ACT was given a unique opportunity to present posters in Queen Mary's College for their science fair , 2016. Groups of four or five students from each y

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Etching Imprints for the Future

  The even semesters at Anna are traditionally filled with more of the events, symposiums and cultural festivals that enable the student community to showcase its talents on an impressive scale. This year round, the season of symposiums started off

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Misty eyes, with a hint of dew...

Back in December, three months before, Remember you told me an age-old lore? A tale of Time, Oh, She’s a powerful mistress! You said, “Nothing’s constant, neither joy nor distress”   Today as I tread alone, misty eyes, with a hint of dew,

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ஓர் கவிஞன் பிறந்தான்

மனிதனின் தோற்றம் தாயின் கருவறையில், அவனுள் கவிஞனின் தோற்றம் -  தாய்மொழியின் கருவறையில். மனதில் எண்ணங்கள்  விதைத்த விதை, என்று வளருமோ,ஓர் கவிதை. சிறகுகளை விரிக்காமல் பறவைகள் பறப்பதில்லை , இதழை விரிக்காமல் மலர்களும் மணப்பதில்லை. இமைகளை விரிக்காமல் கன

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Cul de SAP '16 Report

The inauguration of Cul de SAP, the culturals of SAP was held on the 17th of March at the courtyard of the architecture department. Usually, culturals make use of banners to brighten up the place. But SAP decided to stand out from the crowd. They use

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AUTOSHOW, WORKSHOPS AND MUCH MORE-PINNACLE 2016 A REPORT

  “PINNACLE”, the National level Technical Symposium of the Department of the Mechanical Engineers, CEG, Anna University was held on March 11-13. The fest was inaugurated by Dr.Ravichandran, Executive Director (Retd.), Lucas TVS, who is also an alumn

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Things Students Hate - Deeya's Deductions #7

The topic of this article is so broad that it could practically include everything under the sun , that's exactly how many things students hate . People tend to find complaining an easier task to do than appreciating . While there are tons of things

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Making WAVES in Anna University

Anna University was glowing bright, with lights and merriment galore. It was not just the graduation day which called for such a festive atmosphere. It was the 34th edition of WAVES, the National Inter-college technical fest conducted by the Society

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Abacus '16 - A Summary

The constrictions of a shortened spring semester made themselves evident last week, as no less than three departments held their symposiums. One of these was the department of Computer Science and Engineering, whose annual fest Abacus was conducted

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Worth a watch in theater? Doubt it - kakapo!

With more than a few choices at hand, I decided to bank on Nalan and Vijay Sethupathi to catch a glimpse of their new flick Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum(kakapo) and was I disappointed ? I am not sure yet. Kakapo is basically the official remake of a South

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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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Women'say

  Every year on March 8,social media is flooded with posts about the special qualities of women and praising them for who they are. However if this was the mindset throughout the year , the world would be  a safe haven for women devoid of any social

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Movie Review - London Has Fallen

A good action-thriller movie keeps you tense, engaged and excited. A great action-thriller does all that and still makes you feel anxious long after you’ve left the theater. ‘London has fallen’, the sequel of 'Olympus has fallen', is one of the

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BEAUTY OVERSHADOWED BY BEAUTIFUL VOICE - Happy Birthday Shreya Ghoshal :)

Can you think of a singer who is constantly evolving? A singer who sounds just as divine live as recorded? A singer whose humility has captured hearts and acquired respect? Prodigious, perfect, inimitable and legendary; a few of the words strongly af

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GEARING UP FOR UTSAV

The Leo Club of CEG unveiled their official logo for the Leo Utsav, their annual event done by the Leos for the non-Leo students in the campus. The launch took place in a closed ceremony at the Dean’s office and Dr. P. Narayanaswamy, Dean – CEG, unve

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Hiphop, Break and Jazz - Techofes Night 4

The much-anticipated Choreo Night of Techofes commenced on the last night of the cultural fest, on 6th March, by 7 pm. The dancers had the audience at the edge of their seats, with their mesmerizing performances. Starting with WCC to the acclaime

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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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Conclave - ‘Where the Inspiring meet the Inspired’

Conclave is the initiative taken by the students of the Rotaract club of CEG and ACT to invite inspirational speakers from around the world to enlighten the thoughts of the students of Anna University. It was launched on 13th April, 2013 after a succ

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Glitz, Glam & Gala - Techofes Night 3

The most awaited bash of the year, the Techofes Awards kicked off at the grounds of Anna University on 5th March, 2016 by 7 pm. VJ Diya and Rakshan of Vijay TV fame hosted the ceremony. The show ignited with a classical performance by dancers from th

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Melody, Beats and Bass - Techofes Night 2

Music was in the air during the evening of the second night of Techofes. The audience cheered at the top of their voices when Haricharan, Bennet and the Band arrived. Of course, being the voice of many popular hit melodies anyone would get excited se

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Techofes Day 0

The 69th edition of Techofes, South India's largest cultural fest commenced with a bang on 3rd March, 2016. The inauguration ceremony was held at 6:15 p.m at the Main Gallery amidst the enthusiastic crowd and the warm sunset adding a sparkle to the g

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Testing The Limits at ITrix'16

ITrix’16 , held on the 27th and 28th of February, was the latest iteration of the national-level technical symposium conducted by CEG’s own Department of Information Sciences and Technology (IST). The symposium saw a range of events- technical and no

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IGNITE - An Event For Innovative Students

  ‘Sparks of innovation in young minds’ was the slogan for Ignite ’16 and, just as the quote reads, young students bustling with energy were gathered outside the Henry Maudslay hall, CEG, on a bright Sunday morning. Ignite, a one day science fest fo

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GASOLINA '16: THE FIRST OF ITS KIND!

Unlike any other day, February 26th, 27th and 28th saw the campus of AC Tech swarming with fast paced feet and hustling stalls with huge banners in a vibrant turquoise blue on either side of the main building screaming out its pride to its every st

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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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It's all about App-titude!

  “Android is the best, bro! The level of customisation is unheard of daww…” If you’re from this generation-scratch that, from this planet, then the chances that you have come across such statements are extremely high. (More so if you possess one

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SPEAK AND HEAR… SHED ALL FEAR…

                   Is public speaking really an art? Does it require years of practice to become an appealing public speaker? How much does language barrier influence the skill of speaking to the masses? The answers to all these questions and much m

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FEMINISM AND BREAKING STEREOTYPES- AN EVENING WITH AAKRITI

Out of all the clubs recognized officially, there is something different about Aakriti. For starters, it’s the only club on campus entirely run by women for women. They also have a separate dance team, that recently performed at Ampa Skywalk to promo

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CGPA Calculation for 2015 Regulation

Results out, but CGPA? Well, it is simple enough to calculate on your own. So here's how it goes.  You will need the following pre-requisite information:                       Here's the formula to follow:             Finally,

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Living the dream: From Meme Creator to (Web)Site Manager

There are meme pages, and then there are meme pages. Traditionally defined as “an image, video, or a piece of text that is rapidly shared by the internet, often with a slight variation”, meme culture has grown exponentially in a few years’ time with

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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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A-LIGUE 2K16 : A FOOTBALL OUTLET FOR 1ST AND 2ND YRS

The A-Ligue tournament is a football tournament held every year in Anna University, organized mainly by the third and fourth years with a little help from the second years. The A-Ligue takes place in every even semester and abides by all the offici

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Diffidence and Diligence?

Fierce #6               We would have all experienced this in class. Remember that time when your professor asked a trivial (yet tricky) question that most of us could have definitely attempted answering, yet, only that one outspoken girl

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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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Optimism Redefined : NSS (UNIT 4) Orphanage Visit

    It is not easy to accurately put into words the emptiness and gripping desperation we experienced on February 14th this year in Baba Gurukulam - an orphanage in Pozhichalur. Our arrival at the orphanage was met with shrieks of joy. I tried to

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A HUMANE EVENT IN AC TECH

NOT ALL INJECTIONS PERFORM THE MAGIC OF HEALING MORE THAN ONE AT A TIME - BLOOD DONATION: one of the PRICELESS services rendered by SELFLESS souls. This humanitarian event took place on feb 20th, a beautiful saturday around 9am to 2pm in chemical en

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Of Dazzling Designs and Much More….

The Computer Society of Anna University (CSAU) has been an extremely proactive organisation this semester and the recently conducted Photoshop Workshop from Feb 4-Feb 6 ’16 is just another instance of this fact. In this day and age, a little Photosho

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ICMDM: The First of it’s Making

The International Conference on Materials, Design and Manufacturing Process - 2016 was a three day international event held by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, CEG, Anna University. On the 17th February the event began with the inaugural fun

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Tea With the Dean

On Monday evening, 4.30 pm, the Tag Auditorium was abuzz with the elected Class Representatives and Club Presidents of CEG. Then walked in Dr. P. Narayanasamy, Dean (CEG), along with the CEG Student Advisor, Dr. S. Swamynathan. The hall fell to silen

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k! 2016 LOGISTICS|HOSPITALITY

LOGISTICS and HOSPITALITY teams are largely responsible in making the entire event run smoothly. Here is what they had to say in their interview with GT.    LOGISTICS [interview by Agnes Maneesha , Srinidhi Sivakumar, Ashwath, Gomathi Varshini, Niv

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Working towards a Better Tomorrow

“Care for a movie?” is a statement we often hear amidst college students. A day off resonates with a day at the movies. Almost every week, we catch up with a movie, be it good or bad. To say in short, movies rule college students’ life. TAG Audito

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k! 2016 GUEST LECTURES|WORKSHOPS|XCEED|K!ARNIVAL|​EVENTS

As Kurukshetra is fast approaching, we went to have a small chat with the various organizing teams. It was a mediocre noon with the sun shining on our faces when we walked towards our very own CTF to get a glimpse of the heroes in action and get some

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Starting Up A Dream This Weekend

“You have to dream before your dreams can come true” is a famous saying by Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. Have you a dream? Is that dream to start your own company? Then Google Startup Weekend Kurukshetra edition provides a stage for you. A destination fo

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k! 2016 MARKETING|MEDIA|DESIGN|CREATIVITY

With just three days to go, the CTF workstations were bustling with acitivity. In the middle of all the action, three reporters from GT were trying to get a glimpse of what exactly happens in these k!ore teams. When we did manage to get them away fro

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Young Roboteers of India

From plant watering robots to light detectors to automated accident avoiding system, the Vivekananda Auditorium was teeming with a plethora of projects from various domains, on the 11th and 12th of February. Robotz India is a robotics event conduct

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Nature, Future and Beyond

          What if tradition and technology can be combined to make wonders? How about a symbiosis between microbiology and motherboards? Last week, we brought you snippets from an enlightening interview with Dr. Angelo Vermeulen, crew commander of HI

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What's All The Fuss About Gravitational Waves?

"We have detected gravitational waves. We did it!" David Reitze, the executive director of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, could barely control the excitement in his voice as he addressed the press on Wednesday, 11th Febru

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Waste to Money

Charles bukowski’s once said, “They say nothing is wasted; either that or all is” And this quote perfectly suits the event “Waste to money” organized by the Leo club of CEG. It is always said that students would like to enjoy during weekends but

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Irudhi Suttru - A Few Lessons To Learn

A film featuring debutants and one lead actor who charmed Kollywood about a decade ago has surely weaved magic this month. R. Madhavan in posters was enough for the Tamil audience to fill theaters up on the first week of release, and Sudha Kongara ma

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Halo Wings 2016

It was 490BC when Pheidippides had to run a hell lot of distance, all just to deliver a message. It was the battle of Marathon. In this era of a "global village" and instant communication, what purpose does a marathon serve?                 Some say,

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More of Nuts, Bolts & Wires

Robots are interesting because they exist as a tangible technology that one can really interact and study! Tracing Utilitarian Engineering, the Robotics Club of CEG together with CTF|CEG Tech Forum organized a workshop on the basics of automation ex

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Up Close with Srinivas Mohan

Bahubali had us stunned with its spectacular display of grandeur, magnanimity, magnificence and might. The mastermind behind these breathtaking visual effects, Srinivas Mohan had us stunned even more with his humble and down to earth character. A 3-t

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A Special Thought for the Special Children

What you sow, so you reap. It takes a thought to sow an action. Every great initiative starts with a thought. However, for this thought to take shape, you need belief and courage and Vidhaigal is just that – a result of the hard work and dedication s

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Internet’s Colour Pencils

Colour pencils were a bliss to everyone as toddlers. I found my eternal joy in filling my sketches with the colours of my choice, scribbling and doodling over existing pictures in magazines and newspapers to give a hilariously revamped look to the mo

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Skyping with Martian on Earth: Angelo Vermeulen

Angelo Vermeulen is a multi-disciplinary visual artist. Biomodd is one of his most well-known projects and in 2013, he was the crew commander of HI-SEAS, the four-month Mars simulation mission funded by NASA. He is scheduled to speak at the Vivekana

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Run the Extra Mile to Bring Smiles

“Run the extra mile to bring smiles.” With this very motto, the NCC (National Cadet Corps) - Navy unit of CEG is organizing an 8km run by the name ‘Halo Wings’ on 7th February, 2016 (Sunday), to extend its support to the Down Syndrome Federation of

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Getting Ready To Live Your Dreams

We all have always dreamt vividly of how we would live our lives- plush, sophisticated, probably with unending cash, all successful and independent and very satisfied with ourselves. But only a few know the key to travel to the path of success. To n

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Reading Between The Lines

The Guindy Times conducted a Guest Lecture on 30th Jan, 2016 which emphasized on the significance of media skills at the Ada Lovelace Auditorium. The session started at 5.00 p.m. to a packed hall, with the first speaker Ms. Subhashini Dinesh, former

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Walkthrough of AU Bazaar 2.0

Bazaar, the name that reverberates so well around the world due to the basic notion of everything available in a bazaar is relevant to an avid shopper and is pocket friendly. The name, first heard at Anna University in the previous year - AU Bazaar,

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Cognitive Innovations: A Step Further

  On the 30th January 2016, the Robotics Club of CEG conducted a mini-project exhibition for its members. The members of the robotics club on joining the club, in their first year are taught basics of electronics, robotics, mechanics and computer

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Royal Flush

A note from the player to the one that changed the game, forever. "Seeking the forbidden is a pleasure that can't be explained. The aura of mystery. The towering curiosity. Addictive charm. The thrill of chase. And of course the multi fold high of

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Rajini Murugan - Too less for 120! Too much of the same!

Sivakarthikeyan has been a household name ever since he started making us laugh our heads off in a reality show in a very famous channel. And man, he sure has grown a lot! I can honestly say that I had quite a laugh again watching his recent release

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67th Republic Day Celebration at AU

Anna University celebrated remarkably the 67th Republic Day on the 26th of January 2016, between 7 and 10 AM in front of the magnificent red building in the CEG campus.   Republic Day commemorates India's constitution coming into force on January 26

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Pattanathil Pattikadu V.2.0: A Rotaract Club Event

It is an indubitable fact that to few city dwellers does the festival of Pongal proffer anything significantly more than a passing gust of traditionalism, a whiff, perhaps, of nostalgia, and, of course, a welcome break from the daily grind. A season

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Nuts, Bolts and Wires

How would you feel, if I give you a hammer and ask you to keep on hitting something until I say so? You may ask, "Are you nuts?!" But wait! Let’s talk about nuts. Having crossed one-eighth of uni-life, the brown tags were exuberant about the first w

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PREVIEW: ANNA HOCKEY LEAGUE 2016

Anna Hockey League (AHL) is an exclusive tournament in the game of Field Hockey, our nation’s one of the most important games. AHL is conducted by the student players from the University Departments of Anna University, Chennai i.e. College of Enginee

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Leo Club's Blood Donation Camp

Impacting lives with the hope of making even the smallest difference for the better, is indeed the best measure of purpose of life. Staying true to this, the Leo Club of CEG, associated with the Lion's Club of South Madras, conducted a blood donation

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k!16 begins

Bring out your big guns, this year's online battle of Kurukshetra commences tonight when the clock strikes 8!                          'Riddles of Sphinx' aka ROS, is the largest online treasure hunt of Asia. If you are the kind who wants to ride th

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NSS-CEG Unit 10's Blood Donation Camp

NSS Unit 10 of CEG held a blood donation camp on Tuesday, the 19th, at the Alumni Centre in association with Chennai Trekking Club. It went on for 6 hours with a steady flow of donors throughout. Candidates aged between 19-25 and weighing above 45 ki

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Leo Club’s Web Design Workshop

“Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.” Four talented students belonging to the Leo Club, well-versed in web design, organized a workshop to show that it is not as it would seem to be t

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2016

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What’s Next Rather Than What’s Up!

                 The Computer Society of Anna University (CSAU) conducted a career guidance program for the students of CEG and ACT campuses on Tuesday (12th January, 2015). The session, titled What’s Next, was held at Room No.110 of the Science and

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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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ANNA SPORTS FEST – THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS…

Sports are not just a means of entertainment but also a method by which human beings experience the power of teamwork, perseverance, patience, temperament and physical fitness. ‘Sport A Smile’ says the positive vibrations that sports would create bot

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GD Training by SQC

On the evening of 11th of Jan, 2016, the Students Quality Council held a training session on Group Discussion exclusively for second years. As I entered the hall, I noticed that already many students had been well organized into various groups of ei

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Photoshop Classes by Leo Club

Let’s admit it, there is always a pride in your voice when you tell someone that you know photoshop.   Your reputation just skyrockets and you get treated with a lot more respect than before the revelation. The reason behind this surprising change

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Why We Love Coffee:

Deeya’s Deductions #5 During the vacation, all I did was wake up late and while away precious time without much agenda, and that was all great, but now that we are back to our normal routine, I have come to realize that without consuming a dose of t

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Gastronomical Origins #2

  Food is typically known to be very specific to a region or religion in many parts of the world. This is even more relevant in a country like India of such diverse culture that it has also played a part in shaping the unique culinary delicacies t

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Social Initiatives by CEGians - 2015 Roundup

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others" - Mahatma Gandhi  Social work is a professional and academic discipline that seeks to improve the quality of life by enhancing the well-being of the people and aid those

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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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Farewell to a Teacher

DEAR TEACHER, (A poem for my Physics staff and class advisor (I Batch), Dr.T.Lavanya madam, who is now in IITM as a Research Scientist) You’re not a teacher You’re a step ahead of that. You’re not my ma'am, You’re like a mom to me. The way you teach

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tRIP 2K15

tRIP  2            K         1         5       Did you know that all around the world only forty percent of new year resolutions are kept? So let this year’s new year resolution be to stick to our new year resolutions. But before we bid farewell

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Message for the New Year: Special year, this year.

I remember I once read a blog post long ago titled, ‘The days are long, but the decades short’. How true. Things are suddenly so different. After all the loud partying comes to an end, the air always seems heavy with thought. Talking about what is n

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Haiku – Movie review

ALERT: CRYING BABIES AT THE CINEMA HALL. The cinema hall was housefull for a midday show on a Tuesday. I am guessing that the schools are all closed for the Christmas holidays and the parents are taking out the children to watch the film. In short,

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Star Wars the Force Awakens review - Must Watch

Major Spoiler Alert The movie starts off with the capture of Resistance fighter Poe by the daunting Kylo Ren of The First Order (yes, similar to The Empire), since Poe has much-needed information that can lead to the location of the famous Jedi Luk

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THANGAMAGAN REVIEW - ONE TIME WATCH

After the phenomenal success of Vellai Illa Pattadhari, director Velraj and actor Dhanush have come together for a sentimental family movie that is Thangamagan, named after an old Superstar movie. Everytime Dhanush and Anirudh join hands, we expect

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Dilwale - Worth a Miss!

This Friday, Bollywood saw two biggies clashing at the Box Office - Bajirao Mastani and Dilwale - leaving fans in a tizzy over which one to watch.  As you can see I chose the latter (don’t ask me why).  And here I am penning this review. So we begin

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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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Helping Hands

The Monsoon months of October and November have always been a great source of joy for Namma Chennaites.  But, as the old saying goes,  “Too much of anything is good for nothing.”   One sector of the population which wasn't as affected braved t

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Spreading 'Anand' across the nation

I vividly remember the ‘Mero Gaam Kaatha Parey’ advertisement* which would repeatedly play on our television screens when we were kids. The catchy folk song and the beautiful village women carrying pots of milk would capture my attention immediately.

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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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Rain, Rain.....

For anyone who knows Chennai, rain is usually the occasional visitor you meet once a year - someone you wished stayed a little longer, but leaves you wanting more. This time around, however, the tables have surely turned, the showers having become sy

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Vedhalam-Strictly for the Masses

This Diwali brought with it the rains, hampering the sparkling crackers that define the festive mood. But don’t let it bring about a frown to your face, for there is much more to Diwali than just the fireworks. Sweets, lamps, colours, and new dress

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THOONGAVANAM - A 'NON KAMAL' KAMAL FILM

Kamal Hasan is an actor who throws a lot of surprises to the audience who go in to watch his films, most of them being pleasant ones.  But his latest venture ‘Thoongavanam’ is definitely not a film filled with lot of surprises. But the entire film as

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Cipher (0) The Cyber Crime

A team of students from Department of Media Sciences, Anna University conducted a cyber crime awareness programme for school students recently, named "Cipher (0) The Cyber Crime." The beneficiary students belonged to classes 9 to 12 and the event was

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Fuss–free Feel–good film: Naanum Rowdy Thaan

Films are made to create impact, bring change, reveal truth, show an unimaginable thing possible or leave us with an enthralling experience when we step out of the cinema. However, sometimes all we need in a film for it to hold a place in our heart

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Vizhithiru '15

“Education is not preparation for life, Education is life itself!”  Standing by the quote, Rotaract Club of CEG (RCEG) successfully conducted its 13th edition of Vizhithiru, a career guidance and educational motivational program for school student

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10 ENDRADHUKULLA – SEEMS TO BE GOOD, ONLY TO AN EXTENT…

          There is always a difference between an expert hanging a picture and Uncle Podger doing the same. The former usually comes out good while the latter, despite hardwork from the entire team, fails to impress. That’s how Lingusamy’s Paiyaa and

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Moving Around Chennai Through Movies

                  Movies are not just modes of entertainment; they are the media that convey cultural values, they are the communication chambers of ethnicity and tradition to the outer world. Chennai Express and 2 States may have had glimpses of Sou

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As It Happened : Sampradha, Day 2

Sampradha, organized by SAAS-ACT for freshers, encourages newcomers of the student body to participate in various programs and group activities, to enable them to mingle with the student family of ACTech. The day started off with Sampradha Idol – a

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Resonance 2015 - An ECE Symposium

Resonance - the intensified voices of the ECE erudite's - is an intra college symposium of The ECE Department of CEG. On the 29th of September, a workshop on Voice Recognition was organized by the final year students and the president of the Robotics

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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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Paris - The city of love and its Serendipity

The tales of Paris - the passionate love the city symbolises, the art, the history, have always made its way to our hearts and ears. Paris being so well told in its stories had made it to my to-do list a long time ago. With those high expectations an

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PREVIEW: INDIA VS SOUTH AFRICA 2ND T20I

After the batting fest at Dharamsala,we head to the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack for the second of the 3 T20 internationals, which also promises to be another run fest. Both teams, that have inexperienced bowlers at their disposal, just kept sweari

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THE KANNALA KANNALA VOICE SPEAKS…

With its breezy rhythm and radiant visuals, the track “Kannala Kannala” from the recent blockbuster movie “Thani Oruvan” is evidently a sensational hit that has led to much speculations about the mystical voice behind it. Kaushik Krish, a 23-year old

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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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Vaccination of Dogs in CEG Campus

Preluding World Rabies Day, 28th September, the dogs in CEG campus were vaccinated through Blue Cross of India(BCI) by AACEG. It all started when the dog lovers in our campus felt the need for our faithful buddies to be vaccinated. GTian Gayathri w

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THULIR ‘15

It was a Sunday and I wasn’t really enthusiastic about covering up an event on a holiday. I dragged myself to the venue where Thulir ‘15 was happening with no sign of excitement on my face. But least did I know that what awaited behind those audito

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Gastronomical Origins #1: Biriyani

Four years in Chennai and I have come to one conclusion. You kick a stone in this city it will hit some random stranger who will give you a lesson in Tamil swear words or it will hit a biriyani shop. This city’s eternal love for biriyani has always b

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THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - AACEG

    The annual general meeting of the Alumni Association of College of Engineering Guindy (AACEG) for the year 2014 – 15 took place at the Alumni Centre on 19th September, 2015. The meeting was presided over by Er. Karunakaran, President – AACEG. “

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AGNI - SOLO VOCALS

It’s 11’o clock, I’m at the Hall of Guines, whispering voices everywhere, headphones on everyone’s ears, people practicing in a hushed tone. People were sweating despite the chill AC because of their nerves. Even at 11:45 new contestants were registe

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An Engineer's Day, Indeed !

Engineer's Day was celebrated in campus on the 15th of this month with Ingenium, an interactive event between students and five successful industry professionals, organized by the CTF here at the TAG Auditorium. The five eminent speakers were: M

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Inauguration of the Society of Civil Engineers 2015-2016

The Department of Civil Engineering organized the inaugural function of Society of Civil Engineers for the year 2015-2016 on 19th August 2015 at Tag Auditorium. Every year, after the new office bearers have been elected, the Inaugural Function initia

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Chalking out a path of his own

At a time when popularity was the criteria for choosing a stream, he dared to stay distinguished, choosing a stream that was high on scope but not so much in acclaim. Staying true to his choice and achieving the highest degree of reputation as an eng

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Personal Insight from an accomplished Entrepreneur

Being the co-founder of Gold Mile Solutions, director of Dekoit technologies and Aamlaa technologies all at once, Mr Sivakumar Malli is a man with high affinity to multi-tasking and most importantly- a passionate entrepreneur.  Mr Sivakumar had also

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From GET to GM in an Automobile Company

Engineers are the set of people responsible for the dynamism in each and every aspect of the world. Right from making a pencil for writing to exploring the space and beyond, there is engineering involved in every moment of our existence. And rightful

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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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Designed to be an Engineer

Following are the excerpts from a special interview session our GT student correspondent had with Mr. Moorthi Chokkanathan, the President & Global Head – Enterprise Solutions, Hexaware Technologies on the occasion of Engineer's Day.          

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The NMAT exam

Many of you out there would be wondering what to do next in life and, proceeding as they are to the end of life's best phase, no one is more plagued by the question than students in their pre-final and final years. Some may choose to settle down with

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Drona 2015

"One day with a great teacher is better than a thousand days of diligent study"   On Friday, 4th September, students from the Center for Biotechnology(CBT) conducted Drona,an event to commemorate Teacher's Day.   For the morning session, 'PIANTA'

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ROAD RAGE

                      It was a sultry mid-evening, and it seemed as though rain was about to begin, right on schedule. I had just started out from college on my scooter, all set to manage the feat of reaching before the downpour. I had d

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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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Enthusiasm overloaded – Two important events, one significant day!

26th August 2015 was a normal day to common people but to everyone with the Anna University tag, it was a long awaited day, especially for the newly tagged ones. The college was completely in a festive mood and everyone was waiting for the clock to s

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Zonal Champions do it Again

Yet again, the CEG football team has won the Zonal Football tournament, which consists of teams from  all colleges(university departments+affilated colleges) of Anna University. The matches are played on a  knockout basis and are played according

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Yet Again, Zonal Runner up!

On 25th August 2015, the zonal tournament for the girls basket ball team was held at Sri Muthukumaran institute of technology(SMIT). 5 teams namely Jeppiaar Institute of technology (JIT) Sri Venketeshwara college of engineering (SVCE) ,College of en

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The Time Target

  “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”, said Benjamin Franklin. Time management is the need of the hour but people are too busy complaining about the shortness of time, they make the worst of it! The students of EEE department attended

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‘STIMULATED’ BY THE CELL

At 9:30 am on a fine Monday morning, the KJ Auditorium of the SPIC Bioprocess Laboratory-Taramani Campus of Anna University was filled with voices of excited students and staff from the Center for Biotechnology (CBT). In the two hours that followed,

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Giving oneself to service

“Service is not a thing to be spoken about from outside, it’s an enlightening virtue of realizing the inner self by giving oneself towards it.” Leo Club of CEG is one such club with this motto in the mind, and this was evident from the Organ Donatio

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PREVIEW: INDIA VS SRI LANKA 3RD TEST

Sanga, in his farewell speech, congratulated Angelo Mathews on having a good team and shouldered the responsibilities on the latter to take the team forward. Mathews, ironically is now in a recovery phase after the traumatizing 278-run defeat at t

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SEEE Inauguration

Commenced with the singing of Tamizh Thai Vazhthu the Society of Electrical & Electronics Engineers was inaugurated on Tuesday, 18th of August in the Alumni Association Hall. HOD, DEEE  Dr. P. Vanaja delivered the welcome address followed by the lig

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The Story Of....

I was a pushy , naughty guy when I was young; My childhood was awesome as my pals always like to cling; My parents always taught me to be independent and an allurist; The next day occurred a vast twist; We entered the market as a family And returne

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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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Inside Out - A Game Changing Animation Movie

Ever sat in a movie theatre and watched a movie that changed your perspective of life, completely? Well, this one tops that list. At least for me, anyway. While it may not be the funniest Pixar movie out there, it certainly is a masterpiece for the

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Quizzers Anonymous – A new venture

             With a hall not so full, we wonder if this club has created enough buzz, at the sametime stressing on the necessity of this club to kindle the quizzer in you. With Dr. Sumanth C. Raman as guest of honour, it was a pleasure to mention hi

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On The Way To A New Gateway

In the early hours of August 8, R.Swathi, who had applied for counselling with a score of 1017/1200, came here to our campus with her mother Thangaponnu - a shepherd - all the way from Musiri in Trichy. On asking our guards for directions, mother and

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A-team fixtures: worth watching after all

When I got the news of a tri-series between India A, South Africa A, and Australia A to be held in M.A.Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, almost 90% of us would have taken it lightly by saying,” this is after all a junior team game, who would even wit

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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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Champions Halted at Home

CHELSEA VS SWANSEA CITY REVIEW You never expect a team to start well, leave alone Chelsea, after having a winless pre-season. And it turned out to be the same for the neutrals, after failing to start their season with a home win against Swansea, in

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Twintastic / ctrl+c; ctrl+v

No! You are not seeing double in Twinsburg, Ohio. Holding the Guinness Book of World Records for the “Largest Annual Gathering of Twins in the World” Twins Days is a festival for twins (and other multiples) which takes place on the first full weekend

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Poem on College Life

  Stepping into a new life where  One faces oneself   Some consider everything a race and chase after them all, While others find it difficult to even tie their shoe lace.   Many here care for you, but you care for a select few   Lots of leisur

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A Fresh Start, A New Beginning - Orientation 2015

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. College is full of fun throughout the year and we need not necessarily wait for the even semesters to enjoy the cultural fests and department symposiums. Every fresher (which even we were, a

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You Reap What You Sow

On 23.07.2015, the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED) in association with the Green Brigade Eco Club of CEG had invited S. Sundar Rajan for an awareness lecture on Organic Farming. Dr. E. Natarajan, Faculty Advisor for Green Brigade prese

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The Pledge

   The government declared a holiday, but this time unlike any other it was not rejoiced by the students as this was not a holiday for any festival or monsoon rain but it was a holiday declared for the demise of their inspiration, their role model

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Dream On, My Friend

                                                                                                                                                         Almost all of us were born afraid to dare; And all we did at the heavens – was to stare. In our

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APJ - MAN OF DREAMS

  I was seven when I first met our ex-president. It was right before he left to Delhi to move into the Rashtrapati Bhavan. They say you never remember the word a person says but rather how they made you feel. He made a little girl feel important a

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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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Tete-A-Tete with the Scion of Shiva

With the Scion of Ikshvaku out in stores, it was no wonder that Amish Tripathi descended in Chennai for the promotional activities and events of the first book in the Ram Chandra series. Speaking about the book, his life, his inspiration and much mor

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Bahubali – A Good Kick-Start to Epic Cinema

 Not always one gets to enjoy visual or technical content of a film. Good stories may sometimes fail to leave impact in this wing. Bahubali stands an exception to this. Though it isn’t a unique story, it sure does leave a mark in our hearts for its m

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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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Types of Roommates

Deeya's Deductions # 2 As hostellers will agree, the kind of roommate (s) that a person gets is solely dependent on luck (good or bad) but one certain good thing that comes out of having them is their companionship. Living in such close quarters wit

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என்னம்மா இப்படிப் பண்றீங்களேம்மா!

சென்னையின் தட்பவெப்பநிலை ஒரு எழுத்தாளரால் பின்வருமாறு வர்ணிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது; “சென்னையில் மொத்தம் மூன்று காலங்கள்தான்: வெயில் காலம், மிகுந்த வெயில் காலம், தாங்க முடியாத வெயில் காலம்.” இதேபோல் கிண்டி பொறியியல் கல்லூரியிலும் மூன்று காலங்கள் உள்ளன; கலந்தா

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Review: Indru Netru Naalai

Production : CV Kumar Cast : Vishnu Vishal, Mia George, Karunakaran, Jayaprakash and others. Story, Screenplay, Direction : Ravi Kumar BGM : Hip Hop Tamizha Adhi Rating : 3.5/5 While the audience are exposed to movies usually related to horror, here

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Whats Wrong With The Indian Cricket

Cricket – this one word unites the whole of India. There is hype throughout the nation whenever there is a cricket match involving the team. There are people who absent from their work, students who bunk classes, daily wagers who forget everything to

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MY EXPERIENCE AT NSS CAMP

During the semester holidays preceding camp, I was haunted every night by restless thoughts of how my NSS camp would be. I had never been to any camp before, and was always allergic to them. So, when the date neared, my whinings became louder and lou

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NSO Camp 2014

In Anna University, fitness and sports play just as important a role as enhancing a student's mind with their everyday subjects. The NSO (National Sports Organization) is the ideal atmosphere to showcase and improve one's skills in sports. The year

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The Score Dilemma

You see that your results have been published. You nervously type out your register number and password. Your hands are shaking. You will it to calm down. You check your results. What I’ve noticed is that the days (or months after) nobody is happy,

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Interview With The GATE Conqueror

  Meet A. Balasubramanian (aka Bala), a 2015-batch EEE alumnus of our college, who stood out with an astounding all-India rank of 7 in GATE 2015 - an exam which only 15% of takers manage to even get a rank in - as he talks about his aims, study meth

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World Environment Day 2015

  We have lived in the Stone Age, Iron age, Golden Age. We now live in Garbage. - Mrs. Mangalam, Founder, Exnora Green Pammal.   June 5, 1972. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), decides to take an initiative to galvanize public action

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Kaakkaa Muttai – Life's Magnification of Trivialities

  There are few movies that bring out the life of the downtrodden; most of them are either excessively sorrowful and melodramatic, or compromised for commercial reach. But Kaakkaa Muttai makes no such mistakes. The story goes down a linear path; the

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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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Get ready for a Disneyfied Tomorrow(land)

                                                      Director: Brad Bird   Cast: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy   Rating: 3.2/5   An overly-optimistic teenager heads out with a former child-genius on a mission to  uncover s

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Football meant the world to him, and he meant the world to us…

Last week, Merseyside flocked to Anfield, home to Liverpool, one of the biggest premier league clubs to say their farewell to a person who filled their resigned hearts with that glimmer of hope every single time. The stadium erupted with chants for

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Wage gap: Myth or Misery ?

Fierce #3   The topic of ‘Gender pay gap’ has been up for discussion for quite some time. While statistics provide a substantial base stating that women only make 78% of what a man does, there are several who may argue or even refute that. At a g

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FAQS-All You Need To Know About ANNA UNIVERSITY, Chennai - 25

Am I in the right place? Without any doubt, yes. Apart from all the academic guidance and opportunities this institution offers, Anna University is the best place to have fun and explore new ideas. Is our campus really that big? Our college is

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A LOT MORE THAN ‘JUST’ TRAVEL!

Let me break your bubble right at the beginning. I drive to college.  So, if you’re looking for stories involving large groups of people being affected by inertia, or think I’m contributing to pollution/global warming/not being economical, you prob

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MATCH PREVIEW: CHENNAI SUPER KINGS VS MUMBAI INDIANS

IPL playoffs, the most anticipated part of the event around the globe, and it gets underway today when Mumbai Indians lock horns with the Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.Whenever these 2 teams meet-up, on paper, it looks like

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Genesis Day

To celebrate the starting of College of Engineering, Guindy, the Alumni Association of CEG (AACEG), celebrated its annual ‘Genesis Day’ function on the 17th of May, 2015, at the Alumni Center of CEG. The atmosphere inside the Alumni Hall was buzzing

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36 Vayadhinile : A Review

'36 Vayadhinile’ comes as a welcome movie in the current scenario where women are suppressed in and out of the family in some way or the other. This is not just a mere entertainment package but an inspiration for every woman and a lesson for every ma

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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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PIKU : A Review

    Piku – both the movie and its titular character Piku (Deepika Padukone) - is definitely a rare occurrence.     Piku is a strong, independent woman - she cooks and cleans, runs errands and is a practising architect who is radiant in each fr

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What She Means

I remember the day I lost an internship for being stumped by the question, “Where did your mother do her schooling and undergraduation from ?” That was when I realised most of us stride ahead in life, while missing out on the corresponding details of

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MATCH PREVIEW: CHENNAI SUPER KINGS VS RAJASTHAN ROYALS

Whenever these 2 teams play, irrespective of whatever controversies that have surrounded them, CSK fans will never feel reprieved even when they beat the Rajasthan blues; the reason being the IPL Final in the inaugural edition where Shane Warne’s men

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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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Double-check your lunch bags. Always.

 It was a gloomy Tuesday morning. I had got up late, with exactly 35 minutes in hand to get completely ready and reach school. Considering the fact that my house was six kilometers away from school, it was no mean feat. I hurried everyone in the pr

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Psychologist - Your new best friend

The student counsellor of Anna University, Dr. Roopmala Mani M.D., is one of the best there is. She has been helping students overcome their day-to-day problems and has proven to be very good at it which is why she was shifted from her position in th

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It Happened to me: The Woodlands Episode

  One Saturday morning, I went swimming with my sports team for rehab and water based workouts at Woodlands hotel on Radhakrishnan Salai. It was a fun session, playing in water has always been a fun thing to do for me. It started at 10:30 am, and to

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Graduation Goggles : The CEG Ride

Last day of class, last day of studying, last exam, last trip, last juice in the canteen, last breath of air at God knows where. The finality of all these declarations makes the whole ordeal of graduation so morbid. I get it, college life is truly an

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Turning 42 this 24th

Shivaji park, a ground that taught basics to innumerable cricketers saw the advent of a boy wonder that day in 1985. It was only possible in a sporting city like Mumbai where a school kid can be the talk of the town. Aspiring pace bowler turned batsm

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The Rotaract Club of CEG Seeks to Redefine Humanity

The Rotaract Club of CEG wrapped up the events of the 2014-2015 year with the annual visit of the District Rotaract Representative (DRR), Rtr. PP. PHF Arjun Raja, to our college premises on the 11th of April. The event kicked off with the collaring o

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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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O Kadhal Kanmani – The Contemporary Romantic Cuisine

Right from the time when there was a buzz about Mani Ratnam’s latest project, I was curious because the last two of his attempts had been utter failures. There was a wonder if Mani wanted to rebuild himself by staying within his comfort zone of roman

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Trojun - A Campaign to Throw Junk Food Away

Summer is here and I am sure all of us are mourning to come to college every day. Being a first year student, I just can’t accept the fact that I am getting ready and walking towards class in March and April. It is that part of the year when we pack

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We Won't Give It Back

                                My heart almost sank looking at the picture. While we were so taken back by Aussie's success over India, little did we notice or I would rather say "acknowledge" the victory of the Indian women's kaba

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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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Chemfluence'15 - A Report

Chemfluence 2015, the annual technical symposium of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Anna University, was organised from March 2 – 6, this year. This five-day-long fiesta, conducted by the Consortium of Chemical Technologists, centred on the t

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Dean Speaks #2

After a busy two months of Techofes and Kurukshetra, we are finally in the season of symposiums. It gives me great pleasure in seeing students organize symposiums and conferences in our college. It proves to the outside world that our college excels

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Fake Medical Certificates Available to all Students and Professors

                        With a crucial semifinal stage match going on in Australia, patriotism in the country is reaching the highest level. Students and teachers alike are being swept up by the World Cup fever. Despite whatever classes

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4 players who will impact India vs Australia

This game is more like a final. The winner of this one will win the World Cup 90%, as these 2 teams are used to the conditions in Melbourne more than New Zealand, who have so far played all matches in New Zealand. So let us look at 4 players who ca

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AUPD 2.0 - The Clash of Verbal Titans

The debating extravaganza that was the AUPD 2.0 drew to an exciting finish in the Alumni Centre on the 23rd of March. Spanning four preliminary rounds over two days- March 21st and 22nd – the AUPD culminated with the semifinals and finals held on t

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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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Kurukshetra Reimagined

It’s been almost two months since Kurukshetra'15 and yet Student Directors at CTF seem to be spending long hours on meetings and group discussions. Hari, Student Director (QMS) explains, “Soon after Kurukshetra’15, we had a series of discussions amon

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Campaign Against Ill Effects of Alcohol Kickstarts at CEG

The Department of Prohibition and Excise, Government of Tamil Nadu, initiated their awareness campaign stressing the effects of the consumption of illicit alcohol at Tag Auditorium, CEG. The inaugural function was preceded by an awareness rally from

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Kalakrithi-2015- A report

Ethir Neechaal fame Sathish, stunt master Jagan and Madras fame Hari attended the inaugural function of Kalakrithi’15. The line-up of chief guests was quite commendable but there were a few awkward moments like when the chief guests quoted the ACT cu

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An Interview with the Spartanz crew : Be passionate, be varied

"Every success was once a dream With no path to follow With just curiosity in their minds and  passion in their hearts". It was only a small crew when Ananth and Jagadeesh formed "The Enthusiasts" in 2007 which later tranformed into the "Red Spa

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AUPD'15 Has Arrived

The spirit of debating is to talk about issues that need to be discussed; to question the status quo and bring an array of viewpoints to the table. Parliamentary Debates, being one of the most popular forms of debate, seek to offer out-of-the-box tak

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Pinnacle'15 Gets Off To A Racy Start

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at College of Engineering, Guindy has carved out a niche for itself being the second department to be established in 1894. One of the valuable feathers in its cap is Pinnacle – the annual national level techni

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WHEN MINDS CONVERGE…

Conclave – Merriam Webster dictionary defines this word as a ‘private or secret meeting or group’. The private group was the students CEG and Conclave, organized by the Rotaract Club of CEG, was an enriching experience. Captioned Converging Minds, th

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Sneak Peak into Anna University's Wall Street

Most successful entrepreneurs don’t begin with brilliant ideas. They discover them.  And that’s exactly what Anna University’s Center for Entrepreneurship Development (C.E.D) did when they came up with a gem of the idea for the ‘E-Summit’, a traditio

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Importance of CGPA

At one point of time in college life, I'm pretty sure you would have come across the question, "How important is CGPA?". Here's the funny thing. The answer varies from person to person. Ask an eight or nine plus pointer, and he or she will say, "It i

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Arunachalam Muruganantham - ‘The Menstrual Man’

In a society that is filled with stigma, myths and taboo especially around topics that concern women, Mr. A. Muruganantham has not only fought against the tide of social oppression but invented a product that helps improve women health and enables th

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THE GOD

It is the worst day of my life. This is the only thing everyone in my age group wishes  wouldn’t happen.  Nothing was fine since this dawn. I woke late, missed the bus and the worst of the lot was this: I failed in the Math model test.  What would be

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Women of Honour

I remember a time when my own grandmother offered my brother more food than me saying “boys need more strength than girls”. This may seem like a petty issue but still, don’t you think these serve as root causes for the mistakes we make later. The pro

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Aakriti - Empowering Women Together

With all dispiriting factors like India’s Daughter, several honour killings and rape cases in the news, CEG’s exclusive girls club, Aakriti, brought in some optimism to the Women’s day this year. This celebration of womanhood and the indomitable stre

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Indian 'Fast' Bowling unit: Up close

Generally, going into any big match up, every big team has got a good fast bowler who can effortlessly clock 145 Kmph+, right from the Johnsons to the Steyns, the Lees and many more. But since the Indian cricket team’s inception, barring Javagal Sr

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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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Selfie Fever

                While the Ebola epidemic has robbed the world of millions of lives and has been raging in South Africa, experts have recently uncovered a new disease-one that has the potential of making Ebola seem like the common cold. Yes, you guess

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Kingsman

Plot   Eggsy (Egerton), a young kid from the wrong side of the track, finds himself recruited by Harry Hart (Firth), a smooth spy for an international covert agency called Kingsman. Meanwhile, an eccentric billionaire threatens to wipe out most of

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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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Unravelling The Code at Abacus'15

Abacus 2015, the international technical symposium of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, was held for three days, from 20th to 22nd February, 2015. The symposium was inaugurated by Mr. Selvam Velmurugan, CTO of APAC, Groupon. Spa

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Let's Defend Ourselves

We all know that the world we are living in  is not all shy and nice. We can’t predict what is going to happen to us the very next moment, thanks to the speed in which we are living our lives. And we have very little time to master self defense whi

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A Japanese Adventure 2

Centre for International Affairs in association with the Department of English provides a one year Japanese course to UG and PG students of CEG/MIT/ACT/SAP. Classes are arranged thrice a week for two hours, with a routine assessment pattern ending

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Tamizhukku En Ondrai Azhuthavum (TEOA) – Review

Cast : Dinesh,Nakul,Bindu Madhavi,Aishwaya Dutta,Sathish,Oorvasi,Manobala and others Story : Screenplay,Direction : Ram Prakash Rayappa BGM : S.Thaman Produced by : V.Chandran Review in brief : A Romantic, Scientific, Edge of the seat thriller I

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Soup Concert and Boost with Balaji - A Grand End To Techofes'15

This Valentine’s day, anyone at CEG grounds would have forgotten about proposals made and rejections received, thanks to the Pro Show that night, the last night of Techofes ’15 and the best! I must say that the night would be very memorable for al

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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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In The Era of Innovation

                  There is a difference between invention and innovation - the former refers to create something that has never before been created and the latter, innovation, aims to enhance an idea or an entity, to refine it to an extent

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Anegan

After being blown away by Dhanush’s movies in the recent past, Anegan comes across as quite a blow. The movie which is supposed to be classified under the ‘romance’ genre, is a confusing screen play of the same characters in 4 different time zones ac

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T Diaries: The Rockofes Night

Usually Friday the 13th would be the time to crawl up in bed and pray nothing weird happens after all the stories that we have heard. That was however not the case this year. The much awaited Rockofes happened that night nulling all the effects and m

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Techofes Diaries - The 'Food' Feed

Mr.Foodie was a happy guy once. He was that kind of student whose classroom was the Cafeteria/Canteen. If there was a course in 'Food tasting', he would be its topper. But for a while now, his reputation has been slowly sliding down the graph as

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Pizhai Ilaa 'Ezhuthupizhai'

The book-launch of ‘Ezhuthupizhai’, penned by our 2012 alumnus Mr. Mano Bharathi, started off on a Sunday evening (Feb 8) in front of a packed hall in the Alumni Centre. The programme started with a spell-binding Bharatnatyam performance by Ms. Res

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Techofes Diaries: The Adventure Experience

Last year while Ram was at IIT Bombay’s annual cultural fest - Mood Indigo, he enjoyed playing paintball and thought, “Wouldn’t it be totally awesome if we could play this in college?” And “Wouldn’t it be even more awesome if we had a bunch of such s

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Techofes Dairies - The Starry Nights

                          As I approach SAAS office to talk to Sarang Thiagu, a final year Mechanical department student about the Pro-Shows team of Techofes, it feels like I’ve mistakenly walked into a corner of Wall Street. Busy crow

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Techofes Diaries - A Day at SAAS Office

As I stepped into the SAAS office located at the ground floor of Maths dept, there were just a couple of chairs, laptops apart from a serious looking Core team discussion. The office, I must say, is plain and simple with a drawing board, bright lig

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T+ Run - The Runners' Account

The T+ Run was organised as part of the social initiative of Techofes and it was a tremendous success. With excellent marketing, good planning, a strong turnout and great management, all the elements for such success were already present. The follo

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The Internet got Greener with the Green Brigade Website

The launch of Green Brigade website http://www.greenbrigadeceg.in/ took place on 3rd February 2015 at 5:30 p.m at the Tag Audi, in CEG campus. It was launched by the honourable Chief Guest, Dr. M.B. Nirmal, Founder and Chairman, Exnora. The relatio

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K! - The Inside Story - Workshops Team

The world is transforming into a technology driven one and keeping ourselves updated is extremely important. The Workshops team ensures that this technology reaches the students. A twenty minute talk with workshops K!ore  Sai Pranay, Keerthana, Lak

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Startup Weekend at Kurukshetra'15

  Entrepreneur is just French for ‘Has ideas, does them’. Startup weekend is a platform for active and aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators and enthusiasts to showcase and channelize their ideas. The event provides an opportunity to pitch ideas an

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K! - Logistics Team - The Inside Story

The logistics team of Kurukshetra'15 is led by Sritharan from M.Sc IT, Humzaa from Geo Informatics, Surenth vignesh from M.Sc IT and Kamachi Srikanth from Industrial Engineering. Following, is an interview with the well co ordinated (they even wore

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K! - The Inside Story - Web Team

Every year K! prides itself in welcoming even more people to participate in its events – both online and off. With over 20,000 people in attendance and a reach of over 1200 colleges across India and over 800 overseas colleges spanning 75 countries,

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K! - The Inside Story - Contents Team

Contents team is one of the eighteen teams to be a part of Kurukshetra. With Kurukshetra just around the corner, we managed to get hold of the contents team during their busy schedule for a quick round of questions. What is the role of the Content

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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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K! - The Inside Story - Xceed Team

                    We, CEGians, exceed expectations of people not familiar with CEG, always, and that’s how XCEED...  okay, that’s not why Xceed was named as such. I’ll stop joking around. We, CEGians, wanted to go beyond i.e., exceed th

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Vidhaigal- Of innocence and inspiration

Vidhaigal ’15 was a cultural event conducted on January 9th at the TAG Auditorium by NSS UNIT 2 exclusively for the differently abled children. This is the third edition of this event and a lot of schools had taken part in it. This particular event

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K! - The Inside Story - Marketing Team

                        Suha Vignesh of ECE, Priyadharshini of IT and Parimal of M.Sc IT are the Marketing team heads of this year’s edition of Kurukshetra. The amount of dedication and effort they put in their work was clearly seen whi

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Five New Places On Campus in 2014

                              Knowledge Park You cannot just miss this (can I say the only?) attractive building in CEG. Clad in glass panels, its towering structure catches the eye of every passerby. It is home to the sophomores an

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Lack of Manchow flavored cup noodles sparks outrage among students

The newest brand of cup noodles to hit the shelves of The Coffee Shop and Gurunath Stores is Nissin Cup Noodles. With an array of flavors including Masala, Italian, Manchow and Chicken, students are in love with this brand of noodles, particularly

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Gone Girl – Sharp Killer Instinct?

After The Fault In Our Stars comes the next most awaited movie release of this year - Gone Girl. To those of you who are unaware, Gone Girl is an adaptation of Gillian Finn’s book of the same name. It follows the story of Nick Dunne, who finds his wi

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Resonance - The Intra College ECE Symposium

                    What was expected to be just another symposium in the ECE department, turned out to be a great and an exciting day for not just ECE students but other department students as well. This year, cited by teachers, as well

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Being An IPS

                    Our life has always revolved around larger than life police officers, courtesy the stereotype South Indian and Bollywood movies, where protagonist cops have the power to set right anything, following Adidas’ motto, Imp

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December | Margazhi | Chennai | Heaven

                  It’s the time of the year that music, dance, and fine art lovers look forward to. It’s the season of happiness, ecstasy and positivity that serenades the air around you. All you’ve got to do is take effort to experience

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LINGAA: THALAIVAR IS THE ONLY SAVING GRACE

Super star Rajinikanth is back after 4 years (Kochadaiyaan was a performance capture) teaming up with K.S.Ravikumar. The duo gave us memorable blockbusters like Padayappa and Muthu. Since it happened to release on Thalaivar’s Birthday, fans expected

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Techofes + is here

WHAT IS TECHOFES PLUS ALL ABOUT?               The 67th edition of Techofes, which is about to happen from February 11-14, 2015 has been amended to include a new brainchild, to be called "Techofes +". The plus initiative aims to reach out t

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About the University Library

        All those questions we had regarding the University Library? Here are the answers: Timings? Mon-Fri 8.00 a.m.-9.45 p.m. - That's right, it's open for this long. Sat-Sun 9.00 a.m.-4.45 p.m. And yes, it's open even on Sundays. Closed

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Review

The third installment of the Hunger Games series hit the screens on Friday (Nov 28th), and to sum up the movie in a word: disappointing. The story picks up immediately where the second part (Hunger Games Catching Fire) left. The Quarter Quell Games h

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Ungal Design- Designing their way to glory

A picture holds many memories, you don’t have to share it or like it to cherish it. Gone are those days, when you pick up a photo and smile in reminiscence. These simple pleasures of life are vanishing with every step in technology. A picture speak

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Book Review: Half Girlfriend by Chetan Bhagat

So I finally got around to reading Chetan's latest - courtesy my roommate - and I can't say that I started with high hopes. There was no way it was going to be a literary masterpiece and I was happy that it provided any intellectual activity at all.

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Running the marathon called 'Placements'

Placements placements everywhere.... almost 2 and half months have passed since the commencement of placements, so what exactly determines one’s fate here? How do people get placed..? Is it because of CGPA? Luck? Hard work? The actuality is all thr

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Diverging Roads - Which one to take?

Proper guidance at the right time is essential for the growth of any individual. This is exactly why the Students Quality Club conducts the annual event Pathfinder. Pathfinder’ 14 was a 3-day Career Guidance program organised, chiefly, for the 1

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VIZHITHIRU- The Eye Opener- An Initiative by the Rotaract Club of CEG

A bright sunny morning with a very quick shower gave a new lease of life to the flora on campus today. But adding beauty to the college is not just the campus which is teeming with activities - symposiums, conferences, assessments, placements and cul

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English Pesnalum Tamizhan Da - A Hip Hop Tamizha Exclusive

                It was around 3 p.m. when a Maruti Swift entered the villa. The door opened and there he was - the HIPHOP TAMIZHAN himself, who humbly apologized for making us wait, despite the fact that we didn’t allow him to eat his lunch

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Juggling AU & AIESEC

Between one and infinity there are infinite numbers. Between one day and the next there are infinite moments. The fault in our stars author wasn’t the only one who believed in that. Priyadarshini Sivakumar, a 4th year Manufacturing department stude

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Youth to Business Mini at CEG

                        What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve The EDC-CEG in association with AIESEC in Chennai organized a session “The Youth to Business mini” [y2b mini] on 30 september 2014 at 3pm in the Henry Mau

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K! ’15 Website Launch With Dr. Shashi Tharoor

                    A week ago, the Kurukshetra Facebook Page had dropped some hints, that they were expecting someone special, to launch their brand new website. Kurukshetra, CEG's annual Techno Management fest, scheduled to take place

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A Relevant Challenge –The Clean India campaign!

                    ‘Cleanliness is next to godliness’ we’ve all recited this saying in kindergarten over and over again. Now it’s time to apply it. The clean India campaign goes like this, if you see dirt anywhere, take a picture and po

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Illuminating Obscurities: KRYSTA ' 14

"According to the Guinness Book of World records Engineering is ranked as the toughest academic course in the world, and to do that you have to give yourself credit." says Dr.B.Muralidharan, welding expert from IIW (Indian Institute of Welding) whi

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Aurora 2K14 - Teachers' Day Celebrations at A C Tech

  Aurora 2K14 is this year’s version of the Teacher’s Day Celebrations organised by The Department of Chemical Engineering, ACTech. Classroom 201 (a comfortable 130-seater) was converted into a mini hall-of-sorts, with red curtains draped across

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On Safety and More - A Guest Lecture by Mr. W A Balakumaran

September 10th 2014 was the special day a respected alumnus of our college returned to CEG to enlighten us on his field of expertise; Mr. W A Balakumaran, Director (Retd.,) of the Regional Labour Institute, Chennai. The guest lecture was organized

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Campus Navarathri Celebrations

Lights! Music! And Dance! Sounds like celebrations to me. Yes, it is indeed celebration time as the entire city is busy celebrating Navarathri. And so is our college. I do know many of us are unaware of this special thing that is taking place. The

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All's Well that Ends Well - CEG Rejuvenation Week

The Students Association and Arts Society (SAAS) of CEG has tasted its first grand success by effectively organizing a week long “one of its kind” initiative. The Rejuvenation Week (September 15 - September 20) was a huge hit among the masses. “We

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And The Games Begin - Sampradha 2K14

With white fairy-lights draped over the trees and poles on the ground, the ACT quadrangle exuded a festive aura when its two blocks of blue chairs were completely filled by red-tagged first-years, 20 minutes into the inauguration, while the seniors

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Celebrating Engineers' day

  September 15 is observed as Engineers’ day. So in order to celebrate this day in a meaningful and useful manner, CEG Tech Forum (CTF) conducted a quiz for AU students which was open to all the years, giving special importance to freshers since t

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YRC Inauguration 2014 -15

The morning of 6th September 2014 -  just another Saturday, turned out to be one of the most meaningful days in the life of many CEG freshers. Yes, it was the inauguration of YRC-Youth Red Cross. The Tag auditorium was filled to capacity with 1st y

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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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Bucket Challenged

You’ve been sleeping under a rock if you haven’t heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge yet. This viral phenomenon has taken the internet by storm, with people from all walks of life emptying a bucket of ice and water over their heads. For the benefit of

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Prodigy'14 - Stretching the horizon to school students

ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society and has its branches all over the world. AU-CEG ACM Student Chapter is one among the most active student chapters in India. Prodigy is a state level technical event conducted

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Freshers' Club Orientation

The club orientation for Freshers at CEG was held on August 20th in the Vivekanandha Auditorium. The annual event is basically an introduction and induction to the various clubs and their activities on campus. With around 15 clubs that specialize in

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CEG FC is back on field

                          Here comes one more trophy to add laurels to our college. The Football Club of CEG has once again proved its worth by winning the Zonal-II Football Cup which includes colleges in Chennai and Sriperumbudhur. The

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Looking to start up?

                  A Startup is where, instead of joining a company, we start one. We create a company and WE employ others. Although, it sounds cool & awesome, it has it's pros & cons. Most of the time, the one main problem that everyone f

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To anyone who says blackholes don't exist: Think Again!

  You need not read the work of Stephen Hawking to realise that blackholes indeed exist. I have the strongest, one-word proof: YouTube, popularly known as ‘that site that destroys all your ideas of being productive’. Every time I go onto YouTube

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Independence Day 2014

                         We at Anna University, celebrated our Independence Day – bursting with patriotism, filled with Pride. Firstly, the Vice-Chancellor honoured our very own statue of Perarignar Anna with garlands and roses, in the presence of t

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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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Left - Handed But Right!

Only about 10% of the people in the world are left-handers and it is clear that they are a serious minority. Though lefties have always endured a copious amount of prejudice (especially in India), lefties these days are indeed proud of their unusua

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Theatron gearing up for the annual production

                "We started as a small bunch of enthusiasts. Now we're a family full of them." This is what Anantha Venkatraman, a member of Theatron has to say about the official theatre club of Anna university. The first time you go f

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Freshers 2k14 - ACT and SAP

The Freshers Day Ceremony conducted for the students of ACT and SAP on 18th August doubled up as the inauguration of the SAAS teams of each college, and as the investiture of its office bearers for the year 2014-2015. The event was so anticipated tha

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Flipper Fest'14 - A marine biodiversity conservation awareness mela

Tree Foundation is an organisation founded in 2002 with a primary mission of protecting fragile marine eco-system and the marine turtle popultion by developing education programs outlining the land-ocean connection. Environment education being the

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Nurturing classical arts on campus

                        An initiative dedicated to promoting the Indian classical dance and music in CEG - SAPTHAM, is sponsored by the Alumni Association of Anna University who are deeply interested in spreading classical music and dan

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Experience of ECE interns

                  Do you want to be one of them or the only one out of them? You might have played it safe all your life, not being an extremist. Neither a back bencher nor a topper! The bitter truth is mediocrity is not what your intervie

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Freshers' Day at CEG

With only a week into college, the freshers couldn’t have asked for a better welcome. The first event of the year, the freshers'day, organized by the Students Association and Arts Society (SAAS) of CEG was a trailer on what to expect in the forthcomi

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The Purpose of NOTA

Well, the heat of Lok Sabha polls are over and the new government has started working towards its goal, ‘Minimum Government, Maximum Governance'. One certain thing which everyone knows is that the Ruling Party came to the power with absolute majori

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5 things your conscience tells you during exams

                      “You’re screwed, might as well flunk in it” Have you ever seen your question paper, gazed at it for about twenty minutes, thinking if these words were even mentioned in class? Well, thats when you hear a loud conde

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Induction Program- A Report!

On 11th May, 2018 , the Vivekananda Auditorium witnessed a constellation of erudite people from CEG. Heads of departments, Directors of various centers and professors  gathered for the inauguration of the much awaited Induction program for the freshe

Mr. Ponraj, who was the scientific advisor to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, was present in college during the inauguration of Vision '18, the symsposium of department of ECE. Here is an exceprt from an interview with him:  Q) Your work in the field of scie

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INDCON 2K18 - A Step Ahead of the Rest

The most anticipated day in the calendars of the industrial engineering students had finally come. INDCON'18, the inter-college technical symposium of the Department of Industrial Engineering was inaugurated on March 1, 2018, at the Optimus Hall. The

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A TRIBUTE TO ONE OF THE GREATEST MINDS OF THE COSMOS

I stood motionless unable to mouth a word as I saw the news of Dr. Stephen Hawking’s death in the morning. There was a strange feeling of emptiness within me, a feeling that told me that the man whom I had looked up to since childhood had left a void

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A Unique Reverse Felicitation Ceremony

It was a beautiful summer evening on March 1, 2018 when the present students of Anna University met up with their seniors who passed out about 30 – 40 years ago. The general conception among students is to move out of college, achieve goals in life a

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Aatral’18: An NSS initiative to realize your true self

More than 200 children gathering at one place, other than school, seems like a cutesy issue in itself. To be able to get along with them, or worse, engage them in conscious activity is a feat only a gifted few can manage. Such a feat was achieved on

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BECAUSE I WAS BORN A GIRL

  I can be the daughter you care for like a little princess, I can be the girlfriend you want to fall for, I can be the wife you propose all your love to, I can be the mother you would confess every mischief you made, But if I want to, I

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ABACUS ’18 - Yet another Plume in the Bonnet of CEG

Abacus ‘18, one of the most awaited symposiums of CEG, was inaugurated at the Ada Lovelace Auditorium on 27 February 2018. The inauguration ceremony was graced by the presence of Dr. D. Manjula, HOD, Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DC

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Kick-starting Kalakrithi in a Striking Manner

Kalakriti'18, the inter-cultural festival of Alagappa College of Technology commenced in a grand manner on the eve of 28 February 2018. The event was exalted by the presence of Dr. Sivanesan, the Dean of Alagappa College of Technology, and Suja V

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Imbibing the Quality in Young Minds

QUEST’18, a four-day annual convention on Quality Management, was held on 21st - 24th February. It was organized by the Students Quality Council (SQC) and the AU TVS Centre for Quality Management, Anna University. Under the support of the TVS Group o

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An Eye-Opening Experience: Interview with MADIEE Senthil

Senthil, a mechanical engineering graduate from CEG, Anna University, started MADIEE- Making a Difference in Educational Experience to bring a change in the educational system present today.  MADIEE emphasizes on the importance of liberal arts and hu

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Imprint'18 - A report

Imprint, the symposium of Printing Technology department was declared open on 1st March, 2018 at TAG Auditorium. The ceremony was inaugurated by chief guests, Mr. Senguttuvan, CEO of ITC, Printing and Packaging Business and Mr. R. P. Lakshmivenkatara

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SylendraBabu- Stimulating the minds of IPS Aspirants

The Students Association of CEG organized a lecture on the right way to approach Civil Service Examinations at the TAG auditoriumon February 12, 2018 at 5:30 pm and was attended with enthusiasm and vigourby students of all four years alike. The ev

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KICKSTARTING ENANTRA VERSION 2.0

A palpable excitement engulfed the audience at TAG Auditorium on 8th February, 2018 as South India’s Biggest Entrepreneurship Festival, Enantrakickstarted with the welcome address of Dr. Ravikumar, Director of Centre for Entrepreneurship Development,

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Opening the gates to an IDYLLIC ITRIX 18

"ITRIX 18 -testing the limits" raised its curtains with the official inauguration ceremony at Ada Lovelace Hall on 9th February, 2018 at 3.30 pm. The symposium of the IT department was  graced by the warming presence of Chief Guest,  Mr.Ashok Krish,

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A report on Freshmen'18

On the 29th of January 2018, the Society of Mechanical Engineers conducted FRESHMEN ’18 to welcome the budding purple tag Mechons to the Department of Mechanical Enigineering. The event began on an inspirational note with the address of the acting

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CONCLAVE-INSPIRING MINDS

The 6th edition of Conclave was conducted by the Rotaract Club of CEG with the support of the Rotary Club of Madras. The meeting kicked off at Vivekananda Auditorium around 5:30 pm on Monday. The speakers invited to ignite the student's mind were Sre

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Report on Republic Day- 2018

Anna University celebrated India's 69th Republic Day on January 26th with great fervor and enthusiasm. Republic Day is a commemoration of India's constitution coming into force on 26th January 1950, which completed the country's transition towards

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Chiasma 2017 - A Warm Welcome

As sophomores of the Centre for Bio-Technology (CBT), the batch of orange tags were all set to welcome the incoming purple tags. They say putting more minds together brings out a wider variety of ideas. It is indeed fortunate that the CBT is comprise

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Software Fueling the Freedom of Future Generation

CEG GNU/Linux Users Group (CEGLUG) in collaboration with the Free Software Foundation, Tamil Nadu (FSFTN), celebrated Software Freedom Day at Ada Lovelace Auditorium in CEG on 16th September 2017. Software Freedom Day was celebrated globally on 16

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Time for Young India to Arise!

On the 9th of September, Vivekananda Auditorium was decked up with lights and flowers for an extravagant cultural fiesta to celebrate the 70th year of Independence and the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement. The programme titled 'Yeh India K

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A Report on Teachers’ Day

The Alumni Hall was occupied by enthusiastic alumni and retired professors. They might have looked old, but they were still young at heart! They entered fifteen minutes in advance to catch up with their old friends. The Teachers’ Day celebration,

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A fresh start on Freshers’ Day 2017

Freshers’ Day is meant for the first years to get to know about the various activities happening in college. Continuing this proud tradition, seniors and newcomers mingled with each other during the Freshers' Day and Inauguration of SA-AS (Students’

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The resolves to make!!

The excitement around college was palpable as the Chennai police and the people in Anna University prepared to welcome the Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu. Our college hosted the inauguration of a photo exhibition along with the launch of

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The Purple Tags’ Second Homecoming

If there is one word to describe the freshers on the Orientation day, it has got to be anxiety. And that is exactly what I saw in the Purple tags as well. The Registrar of Anna University, Prof. Ganesan proudly welcomed the gathering. He congratu

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Dreams for Chennai

On account of Madras Day celebrations, United Way Chennai along with Chola MS General Insurance and theRotaract Club of ACT organized an Inter School Exhibition on 24 August 2017 at Vivekananda Auditorium. The Exhibition was aptly titled ‘Dream C

Biotechcellence 2017 (BTX) was held on March 9-11 in the TAG Auditorium of CEG. This is the Annual Technical Symposium conducted by the students of the Center for Biotechnology which comprises of the Departments of Industrial Biotechnology, Food Tech

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Quanta 2017 - through the eyes of a fresher

An event is said to be a tremendous success only when it surprises and enthralls  its audience. In that manner, Quanta 17, organised by the Society of Materials Science Engineers was truly momentous. The inauguration day began with the traditional f

Theatron’s latest offerings, ‘It’s a Dhanashekar Thing’ and ‘½’  sent a clear message right from the start, that they were going to be outright entertainers. What set them apart from one another, was their tone.   ‘It’s a Dhanashekar Thing’ tells t

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AATRAL - BRINGING OUT THE INNATE POWER OF CHILDREN

With the motto to improve the campus-community linkage across barriers and turn the spotlight from a shocking, dark nightmare to better and bright dreams, the office bearers and volunteers of NSS Unit 4 organised Aatral, which saw its first edition i

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VISION 2017 - A BRIEF REPORT ON THE ECE SYMPOSIUM

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 Sa

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Lighting up society – Aakriti's Kiara

In wake of recent events in society such as the violent incidents which have befallen women, which is all one can talk about nowadays. The number of concerned parents is skyrocketing with restrictions being imposed on girls in fear of threats. To dis

Santhi Soundararajan was the proud winner of the “Living Phoenix” K!arnival Award of Kurukshetra 2017. The mere mention of her name evokes pride in all Indians and especially Tamilians. This woman’s journey in athletics is an ordeal that inspires us

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DESIGNING THOUGHTS – AN INTERVIEW WITH THE DESIGN K!ORE

As the Kurukshetra banners and posters were being removed one by one after the end of the four day extravaganza, we got in touch with Krishna, Student Director – Design team, who gave us insights into what was new, how the 11th edition shaped up and

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‘Be my guest!’ - An Interview with the Guest Lectures Kore

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Kurukshetra, Akshara Vishwanathan (one of the Guest Lecture Kores) took some time out from her busy schedule to give GT an exclusive interview. As we settled down in the Turing Hall after the last guest lecture, Akshar

Chatting with the official 'geeks' of CTF is definitely exciting. Here's an excerpt from the interview with the Tech k!ores – Sai Mageshvar and Neeharika Immaneni, where everything from the new strategies to the VR enabled website was discussed. Wha

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CREATIVITY UNLEASHED - PRESENTING CTF’S CREATIVITY AND CONTENTS TEAM

Catchy words, attractive phrases and minimalist content that conveyed the essence of the events and workshops were easily one of the reasons for the huge success of Kurukshetra 2017. Reshma Pothen, the Student Director of the Creativity and Content M

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Coffee conversations with the CTF Projects Team

As Kurukshetra, one of India’s biggest techno-management fest edges closer, Guindy Times got a chance to interview the Projects team K!ores Kishore Ganesh and Raghuraman during one of their short coffee breaks. What are the objectives of the Project

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A Testimony for Empowerment through Education - V. M. Muralidharan

Humble, smart, confident and bubbling with enthusiasm Mr. V.M.Muralidharan also known as Mike Muralidharan is a standing example of where hard work and passion will lead you in life. A former alumnus of the College of Engineering, Guindy, current Cha

With one night to go for the big bang, the vibe at CTF was enthusiastic, and we had a brief chat with Tharunya Danabal (final year Geo Informatics), Student Director of Marketing team, CEG Tech Forum, for a crisp interview. Why did you choose Market

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What it takes to be CTF's k!ore HR team

Kurukshetra'17, one of the largest techno-management fest in India organized by CEG Tech Forum, is around the corner. Deepak Kumar, HR Student Director of CTF 2017, was kind enough to take time off his busy schedule and spoke to us about Kurukshetra,

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SI 3 REVIEW - LOUDEST AND FASTEST OF THE SINGAM SERIES

As much as we appreciate class and directors that display out of the box thinking, we should also take time to praise people who make commercial films, which believe me, is the hardest thing for any director to do. You know that there are always fans

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A report on Medevolv ‘17

The Biomedical Engineers Association of Anna University conducted an intra-college symposium Medevolv ‘17 on the 6th and 7th of February. The guests of honor included Dr S. Muttan, Head of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering,

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Conclave ’17 – a convergence of great minds

Four people, four hours, but a plethora of values to be cherished for an entire lifetime! On the evening of February 7th, the Tag Auditorium in CEG was filled with eager minds waiting to be inspired by the hour-long talks of four eminent personalitie

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The Ripple Effect – EEE intra-college symposium

What purpose does a symposium serve? A dictionary would state it as a conference for sharing ideas. But, in my opinion, it’s all about getting to know each other and identifying talent. Ripples, the intra-college symposium of the EEE department, CEG,

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The Kurukshetra open call for first years – a brief report

As the month of February approaches, the heart of every CEGian beats faster on account of the rising excitement and anxiety about one of India’s largest techno-management festivals – Kurukshetra. With the event drawing closer, an open call for first

“People who enter as guests will leave as friends” said a senior, as he warmly welcomed the 1st year students of the Materials Science department for their fresher’s day, Novato Fiesta, held on 25th January 2017, at the Henry Maudslay hall, in the De

“Life is a festival only to the Wise” – Ralph Waldo Emerson To celebrate the Thamizhar Thirunaal – Pongal, and honour the wise, Rotaract Club of CEG (RCEG), conducted a two-day event with a string of engaging games called PATTANATHIL PATTIKAADU fro

The Electronics and Communication Engineers Association (ECEA), has always attempted to impart knowledge to the students, and to foster excellence. Right from conducting the Internship Awareness Talk, to conducting remedial classes for students, the

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Prototyping your idea: PRE-STARTUP WEEKEND AT ENANTRA

Startup Weekends are aimed to bring Startups to the limelight by helping them make Minimum Viable Products (MVP). Creating prototypes is fundamental to developing new products. At Startup Weekend,any group with a novel idea is provided a platform to

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Directivity - Opening the Orange Doors; Time for Students to break the ice

Sometimes all we need is a Fresh Start and Infinite Possibilities… A ray of light and the chink of ice, new faces, smiles all along, - yes it was the ECE Fresher’s Day! After having stepped into the department in second semester, on 6th January, the

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A report on the first aid awareness Programme

A one-day awareness program on first aid was organised by the Students’ Association of College of Engineering Guindy, on 7th January, 2017 (Saturday) at Vivekanandha Auditorium. The event, split into two sessions – the morning (9:30 am to 12:30 noon

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Kurukshetra 2K17 Theme Reveal - Combating Climate Change

"No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change" - Barack Obama.        Climate change is certainly the biggest menace faced by the world today. It has reached a point where it threatens all life on Earth, and it can n

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Chemcon–An intensive interface with Chemical Engineers

Chemcon is a global platform that brings together diverse students, intellectuals and delegates representing companies and international organizations. Conducted by the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers in collaboration with the IIT Madras, A.C

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‘REBOOTING’ FRESHERS TO THE WORLD OF ROBOTICS

The evening of 29th of December, 2016 saw the seniors of Robotics Club of CEG hold their first meet for the first year students at Hall 74 in the Red Building. Palaniappan Chellappan, President of the club, welcomed everyone jovially and delivered a

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சிகரத்தைத் தொட... - பாகம் 2

(முதல் பாகத்தைப் படிக்க இங்கே சொடுக்கவும்) (தொடர்கிறது) சுகந்தி சென்னையில் உள்ள பிரபல கலை அறிவியல்  கல்லூரியில்  இரண்டாம் ஆண்டு படிக்கும் மாணவி. வெளியில் விடுதியில் தங்கிப் படித்து வந்தாள். மலைகிராமத்து அழகு தேவதை, மனதளவிலும்! ஆங்கில வாடையே இல்லா

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ANSWER TO AN UNANSWERABLE HYPOTHETICAL CONUNDRUM - EPISODE 2

(To read the first episode, click here) (Continued) James sat in his hall, gaping at the black box that lay in front of him. The contents of the box made his heart palpitate. He was getting apprehensive with each passing minute. He peered into the

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Pixels inauguration – a report

“Everything you can imagine is real and everything that you see around would be someone’s imagination.” Co-curricular activities have proven to contribute to students’ social well-being. They are also platforms where students can express and show th

A picture is worth a thousand words. With this in mind, two graduates of the School of Planning and Architecture – Rupashi G and Ankita Sanjeevi– came up with the initiative of painting public walls with messages that would educate people and instill

Saptham, the official classical music and dance club of CEG supported by the Alumni Association, held an enchanting event at Tag Audi recently. Titled ‘A Tribute to Balamurali Krishna’, the event turned out to be a musical homage to the legend throu

‘Kaizen’ - a word that is synonymous to continuous improvement in terms of quality, has become the cornerstone of any organization or a process that is monitored for progress and development. A certification that is internationally accredited and rec

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CHRISTMAS, KIDS AND A JOYOUS SPIRIT!

With Christmas carols and jingling bells everywhere, students of Centre for Biotechnology decided to play Santa Claus for the children of the slum areas near Canal Bank Road, Kotturpuram in the true spirit of the season. Funds were raised by stude

“Giving away one’s life to one’s fellow beings need not necessarily be literal. It can also be through one’s contributions to society.” Keeping this in mind, the National Service Scheme (NSS) – Unit 7 of College of Engineering Guindy (CEG) conducted

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Because an idle mind is the devil’s playground

If your mood right now is defined by the quote “Bored of being bored because being bored is boring”, worry not because you aren’t alone! Mocked for being anti-social, I’ve jumped to being always online ever since my last exam. Though it’s been just a

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நானும் நீயே!

உன்னோடு வாழ்ந்தேன்...  உனக்காக வாழ்ந்தேன்...    என் மூச்சுக்குழல் பருகிய பாதிக் காற்று உன் எச்சில் சுவாசம் தான்.. விளம்பம் முதல் விடிவெள்ளி வரும்வரை உனக்காக மட்டும் எல்லாம் செய்தேன்..   உன் பிம்பம் அதிகமாய் பிரதிபலித்த கண்ணாடி, என் கண்கள் தான்..

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Train

Train. Travel. Retreat. A simple voyage by train - From Chennai to Kanyakumari On Guruvayur Express - Not just a whole day travel, But a big bang retreat In the canopy of compartments, Lodging with loads of luggage, Accompanying family and fr

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Cybermania is Here to Stay

A serious disorder has struck many victims, with students being highly susceptible. Doctors are shocked and treatment is yet to begin. The new disease has been named ‘cybermania’. Beware: it has gone viral and can be shared instantly if you have a mo

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Thulir '16: Smiles aplenty!

Arignar Anna told us to vision God in a poor man’s smile. Yet, on the 15th of October, it was the cherubic faces of young children that gave us a glimpse of heaven. Thulir, an annual cultural programme hosted by the Leo Club of CEG was conducted exc

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Brighter Ideas for a Better Chennai - Chemiscope ‘16

The Department of Chemical Engineering organised Chemiscope at the A. C. Tech main building on 15th October, 2016. The 3rd edition of its kind was held to commemorate the birth anniversary of our former president, Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam and to test

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Learn A Geeky Hobby - Talk to the World

In connection with the same thought, the Office Bearers of Electronics and Communication Engineering Association - ECEA organised a Talk on Amateur Radio a.k.a. HAM Radio by renowned HAM Hobbyist, Mr Aravind Balasubramanian, for non-commercial exchan

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An altruistic initiative for the youth VIZHITHIRU: A ROTARACT CLUB EVENT

'The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.' Abiding by the above quote, Rotaract Club of CEG (RCEG) successfully conducted its 14th edition of Vizhithiru, a career guidance and educationally motivating program for school studen

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SAPTHAM - A TRIBUTE TO M.S. SUBBULAKSHMI

“Who am I, a mere Prime Minister, before a Queen, a Queen of Music?” These are the words of our former Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, about the ‘Nightingale of India’, M.S. Subbulakshmi. As a part of celebrating her 100th birth anniversary

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Sync ’16 – A Brief Report

“Any technical progress involves three elements: knowledge, energy and materials”- George Paget Thomson, English physicist and Nobel laureate. Sync ’16 was a perfect example of the same, with the talents and efforts of the students in full glory. Sy

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“SYNAPZ 2K16” - Transmitting Impulses

The Centre for Biotechnology, A.C. Tech, organised “Synapz” at the TAG Auditorium on 3rd October 2016, a fresher's day celebration true to the name, with seniors welcoming their juniors to the fold. The event set a platform to bridge and build a bond

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Enthusiastic students, inspiring talks and more! - Inauguration of Krysta’16

The evening of 29th September 2016 saw the inauguration of Krysta'16, an intra-college technical symposium conducted by the Society of Materials Science Engineers (SMSE) at Henry Maudslay Hall in the Mechanical department. The inauguration was grac

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INSPIRING THE TECH-SAVVY! - PRODIGY 2016

The 15th edition of Prodigy, conducted by the student group of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) of Anna University, was held on October 2nd at the Ada Lovelace Auditorium of the IT department. Prodigy is an event that comprises of interactiv

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Koffee with Karthik

At a time when movies with experimental genres sent a shiver down the spines of the film fraternity, one man emerged to break all stereotypes, daring to leave his mark with a novel idea in his first film. Since then, he has never failed to live up to

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Foodie Diaries: Best Eat-out spots around the AU Campus

It has now been more than a year since I bid farewell to college, but that doesn’t stop me from reminiscing about the good old days. The friends, hangouts, monkeys and more have made my time there unforgettable. Most of my memories revolve around one

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SOFTWARE FREEDOM DAY

Sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and collaboratively organised by CEG GNU/Linux Users Group (CEGLUG) and Free Software Foundation Tamil Nadu(FSFTN), Software Freedom Day was celebrated on 24th September, 2016 at the Ada Love

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An Experience in God’s Own Country

Before this tour started, there were many people who didn’t know much about their classmates. The tour changed all that. With hostelites and day scholars sharing accommodation, it fosters new friendships, within your class and outside. It assesses yo

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A PINK AFFAIR!

    MOVIE REVIEW: PINK   Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Angad Bedi, Andrea Tariang, Piyush Mishra, Dhritiman Chatterjee Director:  Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury Rating: 4.5/5 Synopsis:  The movie features a courtroom drama

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'NOT ME BUT YOU’: Celebrating selfless service on NSS DAY

      'Be the change you wish to see in the world' said Mahatma Gandhi. One way of realising this change is to be a part of the National Service Scheme (NSS). The NSS, launched on 24th September 1969, is a student-centered program whose primary

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IRU MUGAN: A high octane spy thriller that lacks substance

Vikram’s Iru Mugan is a stylish and racy entertainer. On many levels, it has been much-awaited by fans of Chiyaan Vikram and Director Anand Shankar, who brings the magic once more after a stunning debut with Arima Nambi. The film features Vikram in a

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A New Beginning - Report on the A.C. Tech Freshers Day

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step". True to this aphorism, just as they have overcome the herculean task known as school life, the freshers have started yet another new journey – college life. Fresher’s Day, organized by the S

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A Humorous Entertainer that Left us in 'Splits'! A Review of Theatron's Aathmika

Theatron's latest production in Tamil- Aathmika, helmed by first-time director Aswath Narayan and written by Aadithya Rajan, was performed on the 4th of September at the Chettinad Hari Shree Vidyalayam auditorium.The play was an entertaining rom-com

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‘MECH’ing A Difference

Scientists dream of things that transcend human imagination and engineers often implement these things. Nothing exemplifies the above better than Mechanical Engineering - the discipline involving the study of machines. The Society of Mechanical Engin

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SUKARAKSHA 2016 – Sharing is caring

Red is a colour often associated with physical life force. It also exudes a strong positive energy. It is synonymous with the qualities of power, impulse and aggression. However, on 31st August, the colour red was associated with the humanitarian act

“Geoinformatics”- a domain unknown to many. In an attempt to create awareness about this discipline of engineering, the Society of Geoinformatics was created. The Society of Geoinformatics focuses on creating opportunities and conducting related even

The oldest Department in our college, and one of the oldest among all the Engineering courses, the Department of Civil Engineering is a college stalwart. 85 years into the formation of the Society of Civil Engineers, it is indeed a privilege for stud

  Does an inaugural event only include lamp-lighting and engineering related lectures? Sometimes, it's a lot more than what you expect. The inauguration of the activities of the Society of Printing Engineers organised by the Printing Technology

An interactive session by Volkswagen Motorsports India was organised by the Society of Mechanical Engineers (SME) on 16th August (Tuesday). The session, which was scheduled at 3 pm at the Henry Maudslay Hall of the Department of Mechanical Engineerin

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CELEBRATING 70 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

      Photography: Santhosh Prabhu With freedom in our minds, faith in our words and pride in our souls, India's 70th year of Independence was celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervour at Anna University.  On Monday, the 15th of Augus

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Club Orientation for Freshers - As It Happened

“Clubs in CEG are not a spectator sports, so let’s play”. With these words, the welcome mat for the freshers was opened as the first activity by the newly elected Students Association of College of Engineering Guindy, at the Vivekanandha Auditorium o

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A.C.Tech Welcomes Freshers : Orientation 2016

The orientation programme for the first year students of A.C.College of Technology Campus was held on Monday, the 1st of August and saw various dignitaries welcoming approximately 800 students into the fold. The main objective of the programme wa

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EXCELLING TO SERVE - INTERACTION WITH AN IAS OFFICER

College of Engineering Guindy boasts many eminent alumni. Among them is Priyanka, a Computer Science and Engineering graduate of the 2006 batch, who is also an IIM-B graduate. She cleared the Civil Services Examination last year with an All India Ran

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Energizing Students: the Inauguration of the SEEE

Student societies are a vital part of the college community, fostering a healthy sense of interaction and peer growth. The SEEE, or Society of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, is one such student community which brings together the faculties,

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Kabali- A good film hyped by opulent marketing

    Of all things that I have to do this month, the most interesting and challenging one right now is to give you a suitable review of the most promoted, hyped, and anticipated movie of the year - KABALI. I can confidently say that even the asses

Strongly believing that knowledge increases by sharing and not by saving, the Hobbeee Club of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (DEEE) inaugurated its activities for the academic year on the 13th  of July in the X-hall of the E

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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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CAMPUS TO CAREER

The Campus to Career was a three-day career sensitising workshop, held on 9th, 10thand 11th of July 2016. It was conducted by the Rotract Club of Drishti, in association with the Karna Vidhya Foundation, Enable India and YRC of CEG, in the Hall of Gu

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Forever For You - A Report on the NSS Unit IV Camp

'Change is the only constant in life', said Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher.  Abiding by the above axiom,the volunteers of NSS Camp Unit IV,had the opportunity to make a significant change at Siruvapuri, a village famous for the Bala Murugan Temple n

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THE YOGA SAGA

June 21 is recognised as The International Yoga Day. To celebrate the occasion, the Anna University Sports Board organised a free yoga camp in collaboration with Patanjali Yog Samiti and Bharath Swabhiman in the grounds this morning. It was open to t

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ஒரு நதியின் மறைவு - சரஸ்வதி

தன் வரலாறை தான் அறியாது இருப்பது உற்ற நோய்க்கு மருந்துண்ணா நிலையானால் தன் வரலாறை தவறாக அறிவது , காலவதியான மருந்தினை உண்பதற்கு சமமாகும். சிந்து நதி நாகரிகம் ஹரப்பா, மொகஞ்சதரோ என்ற இரு நகரங்களை பிரதானமாக கொண்டது. கி.மு 15௦௦ களில் ஆரிய படை எடுப்பால் அழ

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பாண்டிமாதேவி

பொன்னியின் செல்வன் பின்னர் வந்த வரலற்றுப்புதினங்கள் பெரும்பாலானவற்றை  இரு வகையால் பிரிக்கலாம். தக்காண வரலாற்றின் பொற்காலமான சோழர்களது வெற்றியின் சிறப்பைப் பற்றி கூறுவது ஒரு வகை; அதே காலத்தைச் சேர்ந்த பாண்டியர்களது போராட்ட வாழ்வைக் குறித்துக் கூறுவது

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25 Things That Actually Show What Summer Is

I’m not going to start this with, “Summer’s here, time for fun and relaxation!” There’s a world out there to experience, I'm sure you know that, perhaps we all do, and we've all caught ourselves staring out of the window wondering “Why am I here i

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Movie Review: Idhu Namma Aalu - Idhu Nalla Padam

Idhu Namma Aalu is more than just a breezy romantic comedy that is lifted by performances by Silambarasan, Nayanthara, Andrea and of course, Soori. Pandiraj has brought out a decent amalgam of love and comedy in the right proportions, although you

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A MATTER OF TIME - THE RESURRECTION OF THE TOWER CLOCK

With the quote “Ring out the false, Ring in the true” by Alfred Tennyson carved in the big old bell, the tower clock is chiming again thanks to G 66 – the 1966 Batch of CEG. The bell had stopped working and so a speaker was used from which the elect

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MANGOLICIOUS... !

Summer has come, unheralded though, since we have had to face the heat earlier than  the usual scheduled time.  Also, we’ve become extra lethargic during the vacations , thanks to the surge in the mercury level due to global warming, or to make it so

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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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A Trip Down Memory Lane – Genesis Day 2016

Genesis Day marks the day the College of Engineering was founded back in 1794. The 222nd Genesis Day celebration took place in the Alumni Centre, CEG on May 17th,2016. The chief guest for the event was His Highness Mr Seiji Baba, Consul General of Ja

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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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Guindy Times reacts to Mother’s Day

  “Thanks for leaving me speechless every time with your life advice - ranging from 'Be courageous' to 'Did you brush your teeth tonight? You really don't want to go to the dentist in this age' - and your humour, that is at times, very sly. You're l

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Ayushmaan Bhava, Vikram and Suriya!

A new attempt by director Vikram Kumar, in the form of time-travel concepts, is surely a gamble. As Tamil film viewers are so used to witnessing commercial potboilers, Vikram Kumar wanted to present to the audience a deviation from the norm, executin

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Press Release: National Astronaut Day - USA

Today, uniphi space agency, a division of uniphi good LLC, is proud to share the first National Astronaut Day campaign, to take place annually on May 5th.  The campaign includes an Agency exclusive collaboration with Fisher Space Pen Co™ for the firs

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A Rewind But Got to Move Forward

      Wow! It seems like it was just yesterday when I had come for counselling. Though, all I can feel now are mixed emotions. On one side, I am happy that this hectic semester has come to an end but on the other hand it makes me sad that one year in

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The Heart That Gives Gathers

There are those who consider smiling as a form of charity. When such a simple facial expression can be considered as charity, imagine what wonders an actual donation can play in anyone’s life.  Well, with a motto, "Gift a smile," that pretty much su

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Geohorizon '16 - Greater Heights Explored!

Geohorizon is the annual technical symposium conducted by the Society of Geoinformatics Engineers which is constituted by the undergraduate students studying Geoinformatics at College of Engineering, Guindy. It was started in 2005, and has the distin

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Sangarsh - Transforming More Lives in its 14th Edition

There is a pleasant divinity in Sangarsh that creates a warm aura inviting the audience to partake in a humbly exposed musical experience. The archetypal concert hall of the city, the Music Academy, Alwarpet, year after year at around this time has b

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Biotechcellence 2016 - Venturing Beyond Boundaries

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence therefore is not an art. It is a habit. These words from Aristotle were proven right once again by the sheer talent that was displayed in the various events held at this year’s Biotechcellence (BTX). The 22nd

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ROBOTIZATION IN CEG REVAMPED - THE ROBOTICS CLUB VALEDICTION

The value of things does not lie in the time they last, but the intensity with which they occur. That is why there are unforgettable moments and unique people! As the academic year is fast drawing to an end, it is time to reflect upon the happenings

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 INAUGURATION OF CEGAIN

CEGAIN was launched jointly by AACEG (Alumni Association of College of Engineering, Guindy), CED (Centre for Entrepreneurship Development) and its student wing, Capitalize. It was a sultry evening and the alumnus and students alike started to show u

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From One Fan to Another

Let me honestly tell you that I am being shamelessly hedonistic as I weave words of flattery to describe a recent film of my favourite actor. Shah Rukh Khan. Naam toh suna hi hoga! I can almost hear a few of my readers shirk with apparent disgust th

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GREENICS’16 - Imbibing the Impossible

You would think that this is just another article which will start with a motivating agricultural quote as it is about Greenics but NO… This is a very different article about an extraordinary symposium. Greenics is a national level inter-college, t

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5 tips for exam preparation

This week I wrote my last assessment of my engineering college life. *self five* Over the past 4 years, I have written several assessments and exams. And after a point, everything begins to look the same to me. I have passed some, aced some (ok maybe

“Knowledge is limited. But imagination has a broader spectrum. It encircles the world” Biospectra, the annual technical symposium of Department of Biomedical Engineering, CEG, organised by the Biomedical Engineers Association, Anna University open

  கிண்டி டைம்ஸின் வாசகர்களுக்குத் தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள். கிண்டி டைம்ஸ் ஆங்கிலப் புத்தாண்டுக்கு வாழ்த்து சொன்னால் எவரும் ஆச்சர்யப் படுவதில்லை. ஆனால், அதே கிண்டி டைம்ஸ் தமிழ் புத்தாண்டுக்கு வாழ்த்து சொன்னால் புருவம் உயர்த்தும் முகங்கள் பல.

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INDIA A.D. - THE NEW ERA

“Nobody can stop an idea whose time has come”- Venkaiah Naidu, Urban Development Minister. I was one of the netizens who stormed the social networking sites and celebrated my city’s entry as a smart one among 20 others selected by the Central Govern

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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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Civilisation 2016

Scientists study the world as it is. Engineers create the world that had never been. It is a widely regarded fact that discovery requires experimentation and a platform for exploration was exactly what was provided for the inquisitive and curious min

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Avidadham ‘16

Avidadham (meaning - the process of drug making), an International Conference on Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Metabolic Disorders, catered to the young minds how metabolic disorders could be cured and showcased the recent technologic

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Vision '16 - Report

Talent is hidden everywhere and providing a platform to enlighten it is not just necessary but essential. The technical symposium ‘VISION 2016’ hosted by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering of College of Engineering Guindy, Ch

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Anna Sports Fest '16

Sport is not just an extra-curricular activity or some sort of a hobby; sports are a way of life. ‘Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up’ is a saying that reiterates the amount of perseverance required to reach unprecedented hei

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A Peek Into Indcon'16

Blow modelling, cannibalize chemical treatment and elbow energy meter efficiency. Confused? It’s nothing but the jargons which are used in industrial engineering. So why exactly are we talking about this? Well, it’s because of the 23rd edition of Ind

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Surang’16 – An excavation to excitement!

In a college where getting lost is so easy, even semesters just make us go dizzy. Carnival time is prevailing ubiquitously and every department wants to make sure their symposium is no less than the other and Surang’16 from the Department of Mining E

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Niral '16

Have you ever wondered what the Tamil translation of the C Programming Language is? It is C Niralaaka Mozhi.  With Niral referring to programming, the ACA (Association of Computer Application) has made their symposium stand out by not giving it a c

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Sangarsh – A tale of transforming lives

“Never stop doing little things for others. Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.”                                                                                                                                   

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91ST ALUMNI DAY- REMINISCENCE OVERLOADED

As College of Engineering Guindy stands just two months away from completing its 222 years, the Alumni Association, AACEG celebrated their 91st Alumni Day  on 20th of March at CEG. There can’t be a more befitting description of being the Alumni of th

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Creating a day of a lifetime

All of us have special moments in life which, acting as turning points in our relationships with special people and being a constant source of happiness, are cherished forever. They remain fresh in our minds regardless of how many times we’ve relived

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QUANTA-16 A REPORT

QUANTA, the National Level Technical Symposium of the Department of Materials Science of College of Engineering, Guindy was held from March 18th to March 20th, 2016. The inauguration commenced on 18th March at about 3:30 P.M in the Henry Maudslay

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A Novel Opportunity  - Poster Presentation

  Never expected a four day science event to be so amusing . Last month , food department of ACT was given a unique opportunity to present posters in Queen Mary's College for their science fair , 2016. Groups of four or five students from each y

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Etching Imprints for the Future

  The even semesters at Anna are traditionally filled with more of the events, symposiums and cultural festivals that enable the student community to showcase its talents on an impressive scale. This year round, the season of symposiums started off

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Misty eyes, with a hint of dew...

Back in December, three months before, Remember you told me an age-old lore? A tale of Time, Oh, She’s a powerful mistress! You said, “Nothing’s constant, neither joy nor distress”   Today as I tread alone, misty eyes, with a hint of dew,

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ஓர் கவிஞன் பிறந்தான்

மனிதனின் தோற்றம் தாயின் கருவறையில், அவனுள் கவிஞனின் தோற்றம் -  தாய்மொழியின் கருவறையில். மனதில் எண்ணங்கள்  விதைத்த விதை, என்று வளருமோ,ஓர் கவிதை. சிறகுகளை விரிக்காமல் பறவைகள் பறப்பதில்லை , இதழை விரிக்காமல் மலர்களும் மணப்பதில்லை. இமைகளை விரிக்காமல் கன

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Cul de SAP '16 Report

The inauguration of Cul de SAP, the culturals of SAP was held on the 17th of March at the courtyard of the architecture department. Usually, culturals make use of banners to brighten up the place. But SAP decided to stand out from the crowd. They use

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AUTOSHOW, WORKSHOPS AND MUCH MORE-PINNACLE 2016 A REPORT

  “PINNACLE”, the National level Technical Symposium of the Department of the Mechanical Engineers, CEG, Anna University was held on March 11-13. The fest was inaugurated by Dr.Ravichandran, Executive Director (Retd.), Lucas TVS, who is also an alumn

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Things Students Hate - Deeya's Deductions #7

The topic of this article is so broad that it could practically include everything under the sun , that's exactly how many things students hate . People tend to find complaining an easier task to do than appreciating . While there are tons of things

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Making WAVES in Anna University

Anna University was glowing bright, with lights and merriment galore. It was not just the graduation day which called for such a festive atmosphere. It was the 34th edition of WAVES, the National Inter-college technical fest conducted by the Society

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Abacus '16 - A Summary

The constrictions of a shortened spring semester made themselves evident last week, as no less than three departments held their symposiums. One of these was the department of Computer Science and Engineering, whose annual fest Abacus was conducted

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Worth a watch in theater? Doubt it - kakapo!

With more than a few choices at hand, I decided to bank on Nalan and Vijay Sethupathi to catch a glimpse of their new flick Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum(kakapo) and was I disappointed ? I am not sure yet. Kakapo is basically the official remake of a South

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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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Women'say

  Every year on March 8,social media is flooded with posts about the special qualities of women and praising them for who they are. However if this was the mindset throughout the year , the world would be  a safe haven for women devoid of any social

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Movie Review - London Has Fallen

A good action-thriller movie keeps you tense, engaged and excited. A great action-thriller does all that and still makes you feel anxious long after you’ve left the theater. ‘London has fallen’, the sequel of 'Olympus has fallen', is one of the

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BEAUTY OVERSHADOWED BY BEAUTIFUL VOICE - Happy Birthday Shreya Ghoshal :)

Can you think of a singer who is constantly evolving? A singer who sounds just as divine live as recorded? A singer whose humility has captured hearts and acquired respect? Prodigious, perfect, inimitable and legendary; a few of the words strongly af

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GEARING UP FOR UTSAV

The Leo Club of CEG unveiled their official logo for the Leo Utsav, their annual event done by the Leos for the non-Leo students in the campus. The launch took place in a closed ceremony at the Dean’s office and Dr. P. Narayanaswamy, Dean – CEG, unve

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Hiphop, Break and Jazz - Techofes Night 4

The much-anticipated Choreo Night of Techofes commenced on the last night of the cultural fest, on 6th March, by 7 pm. The dancers had the audience at the edge of their seats, with their mesmerizing performances. Starting with WCC to the acclaime

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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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Conclave - ‘Where the Inspiring meet the Inspired’

Conclave is the initiative taken by the students of the Rotaract club of CEG and ACT to invite inspirational speakers from around the world to enlighten the thoughts of the students of Anna University. It was launched on 13th April, 2013 after a succ

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Glitz, Glam & Gala - Techofes Night 3

The most awaited bash of the year, the Techofes Awards kicked off at the grounds of Anna University on 5th March, 2016 by 7 pm. VJ Diya and Rakshan of Vijay TV fame hosted the ceremony. The show ignited with a classical performance by dancers from th

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Melody, Beats and Bass - Techofes Night 2

Music was in the air during the evening of the second night of Techofes. The audience cheered at the top of their voices when Haricharan, Bennet and the Band arrived. Of course, being the voice of many popular hit melodies anyone would get excited se

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Techofes Day 0

The 69th edition of Techofes, South India's largest cultural fest commenced with a bang on 3rd March, 2016. The inauguration ceremony was held at 6:15 p.m at the Main Gallery amidst the enthusiastic crowd and the warm sunset adding a sparkle to the g

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Testing The Limits at ITrix'16

ITrix’16 , held on the 27th and 28th of February, was the latest iteration of the national-level technical symposium conducted by CEG’s own Department of Information Sciences and Technology (IST). The symposium saw a range of events- technical and no

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IGNITE - An Event For Innovative Students

  ‘Sparks of innovation in young minds’ was the slogan for Ignite ’16 and, just as the quote reads, young students bustling with energy were gathered outside the Henry Maudslay hall, CEG, on a bright Sunday morning. Ignite, a one day science fest fo

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GASOLINA '16: THE FIRST OF ITS KIND!

Unlike any other day, February 26th, 27th and 28th saw the campus of AC Tech swarming with fast paced feet and hustling stalls with huge banners in a vibrant turquoise blue on either side of the main building screaming out its pride to its every st

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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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It's all about App-titude!

  “Android is the best, bro! The level of customisation is unheard of daww…” If you’re from this generation-scratch that, from this planet, then the chances that you have come across such statements are extremely high. (More so if you possess one

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SPEAK AND HEAR… SHED ALL FEAR…

                   Is public speaking really an art? Does it require years of practice to become an appealing public speaker? How much does language barrier influence the skill of speaking to the masses? The answers to all these questions and much m

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FEMINISM AND BREAKING STEREOTYPES- AN EVENING WITH AAKRITI

Out of all the clubs recognized officially, there is something different about Aakriti. For starters, it’s the only club on campus entirely run by women for women. They also have a separate dance team, that recently performed at Ampa Skywalk to promo

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CGPA Calculation for 2015 Regulation

Results out, but CGPA? Well, it is simple enough to calculate on your own. So here's how it goes.  You will need the following pre-requisite information:                       Here's the formula to follow:             Finally,

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Living the dream: From Meme Creator to (Web)Site Manager

There are meme pages, and then there are meme pages. Traditionally defined as “an image, video, or a piece of text that is rapidly shared by the internet, often with a slight variation”, meme culture has grown exponentially in a few years’ time with

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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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A-LIGUE 2K16 : A FOOTBALL OUTLET FOR 1ST AND 2ND YRS

The A-Ligue tournament is a football tournament held every year in Anna University, organized mainly by the third and fourth years with a little help from the second years. The A-Ligue takes place in every even semester and abides by all the offici

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Diffidence and Diligence?

Fierce #6               We would have all experienced this in class. Remember that time when your professor asked a trivial (yet tricky) question that most of us could have definitely attempted answering, yet, only that one outspoken girl

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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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Optimism Redefined : NSS (UNIT 4) Orphanage Visit

    It is not easy to accurately put into words the emptiness and gripping desperation we experienced on February 14th this year in Baba Gurukulam - an orphanage in Pozhichalur. Our arrival at the orphanage was met with shrieks of joy. I tried to

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A HUMANE EVENT IN AC TECH

NOT ALL INJECTIONS PERFORM THE MAGIC OF HEALING MORE THAN ONE AT A TIME - BLOOD DONATION: one of the PRICELESS services rendered by SELFLESS souls. This humanitarian event took place on feb 20th, a beautiful saturday around 9am to 2pm in chemical en

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Of Dazzling Designs and Much More….

The Computer Society of Anna University (CSAU) has been an extremely proactive organisation this semester and the recently conducted Photoshop Workshop from Feb 4-Feb 6 ’16 is just another instance of this fact. In this day and age, a little Photosho

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Just ‘Start’ed ‘Up’. Miles to go! - Interview with the co-founders of Airocorp

Wouldn’t it be cool to have an automated system that could do whatever you command, and make your life so much simpler? Something that could maybe compile a project report on some boring topic for your course work in less than ten minutes, which woul

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ICMDM: The First of it’s Making

The International Conference on Materials, Design and Manufacturing Process - 2016 was a three day international event held by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, CEG, Anna University. On the 17th February the event began with the inaugural fun

Mr Girish Mathrubootham is the CEO of Freshdesk, a multinational company – based in Chennai- that develops Software as a Service (SaaS) products. A massive success story of the startup culture in India, Freshdesk has a multi-million dollar valuation

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Tea With the Dean

On Monday evening, 4.30 pm, the Tag Auditorium was abuzz with the elected Class Representatives and Club Presidents of CEG. Then walked in Dr. P. Narayanasamy, Dean (CEG), along with the CEG Student Advisor, Dr. S. Swamynathan. The hall fell to silen

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k! 2016 LOGISTICS|HOSPITALITY

LOGISTICS and HOSPITALITY teams are largely responsible in making the entire event run smoothly. Here is what they had to say in their interview with GT.    LOGISTICS [interview by Agnes Maneesha , Srinidhi Sivakumar, Ashwath, Gomathi Varshini, Niv

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Working towards a Better Tomorrow

“Care for a movie?” is a statement we often hear amidst college students. A day off resonates with a day at the movies. Almost every week, we catch up with a movie, be it good or bad. To say in short, movies rule college students’ life. TAG Audito

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k! 2016 GUEST LECTURES|WORKSHOPS|XCEED|K!ARNIVAL|​EVENTS

As Kurukshetra is fast approaching, we went to have a small chat with the various organizing teams. It was a mediocre noon with the sun shining on our faces when we walked towards our very own CTF to get a glimpse of the heroes in action and get some

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Starting Up A Dream This Weekend

“You have to dream before your dreams can come true” is a famous saying by Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. Have you a dream? Is that dream to start your own company? Then Google Startup Weekend Kurukshetra edition provides a stage for you. A destination fo

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k! 2016 MARKETING|MEDIA|DESIGN|CREATIVITY

With just three days to go, the CTF workstations were bustling with acitivity. In the middle of all the action, three reporters from GT were trying to get a glimpse of what exactly happens in these k!ore teams. When we did manage to get them away fro

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Young Roboteers of India

From plant watering robots to light detectors to automated accident avoiding system, the Vivekananda Auditorium was teeming with a plethora of projects from various domains, on the 11th and 12th of February. Robotz India is a robotics event conduct

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Nature, Future and Beyond

          What if tradition and technology can be combined to make wonders? How about a symbiosis between microbiology and motherboards? Last week, we brought you snippets from an enlightening interview with Dr. Angelo Vermeulen, crew commander of HI

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What's All The Fuss About Gravitational Waves?

"We have detected gravitational waves. We did it!" David Reitze, the executive director of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, could barely control the excitement in his voice as he addressed the press on Wednesday, 11th Febru

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Waste to Money

Charles bukowski’s once said, “They say nothing is wasted; either that or all is” And this quote perfectly suits the event “Waste to money” organized by the Leo club of CEG. It is always said that students would like to enjoy during weekends but

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Irudhi Suttru - A Few Lessons To Learn

A film featuring debutants and one lead actor who charmed Kollywood about a decade ago has surely weaved magic this month. R. Madhavan in posters was enough for the Tamil audience to fill theaters up on the first week of release, and Sudha Kongara ma

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Halo Wings 2016

It was 490BC when Pheidippides had to run a hell lot of distance, all just to deliver a message. It was the battle of Marathon. In this era of a "global village" and instant communication, what purpose does a marathon serve?                 Some say,

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More of Nuts, Bolts & Wires

Robots are interesting because they exist as a tangible technology that one can really interact and study! Tracing Utilitarian Engineering, the Robotics Club of CEG together with CTF|CEG Tech Forum organized a workshop on the basics of automation ex

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Up Close with Srinivas Mohan

Bahubali had us stunned with its spectacular display of grandeur, magnanimity, magnificence and might. The mastermind behind these breathtaking visual effects, Srinivas Mohan had us stunned even more with his humble and down to earth character. A 3-t

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A Special Thought for the Special Children

What you sow, so you reap. It takes a thought to sow an action. Every great initiative starts with a thought. However, for this thought to take shape, you need belief and courage and Vidhaigal is just that – a result of the hard work and dedication s

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Internet’s Colour Pencils

Colour pencils were a bliss to everyone as toddlers. I found my eternal joy in filling my sketches with the colours of my choice, scribbling and doodling over existing pictures in magazines and newspapers to give a hilariously revamped look to the mo

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Skyping with Martian on Earth: Angelo Vermeulen

Angelo Vermeulen is a multi-disciplinary visual artist. Biomodd is one of his most well-known projects and in 2013, he was the crew commander of HI-SEAS, the four-month Mars simulation mission funded by NASA. He is scheduled to speak at the Vivekana

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Run the Extra Mile to Bring Smiles

“Run the extra mile to bring smiles.” With this very motto, the NCC (National Cadet Corps) - Navy unit of CEG is organizing an 8km run by the name ‘Halo Wings’ on 7th February, 2016 (Sunday), to extend its support to the Down Syndrome Federation of

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Getting Ready To Live Your Dreams

We all have always dreamt vividly of how we would live our lives- plush, sophisticated, probably with unending cash, all successful and independent and very satisfied with ourselves. But only a few know the key to travel to the path of success. To n

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Reading Between The Lines

The Guindy Times conducted a Guest Lecture on 30th Jan, 2016 which emphasized on the significance of media skills at the Ada Lovelace Auditorium. The session started at 5.00 p.m. to a packed hall, with the first speaker Ms. Subhashini Dinesh, former

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Walkthrough of AU Bazaar 2.0

Bazaar, the name that reverberates so well around the world due to the basic notion of everything available in a bazaar is relevant to an avid shopper and is pocket friendly. The name, first heard at Anna University in the previous year - AU Bazaar,

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Cognitive Innovations: A Step Further

  On the 30th January 2016, the Robotics Club of CEG conducted a mini-project exhibition for its members. The members of the robotics club on joining the club, in their first year are taught basics of electronics, robotics, mechanics and computer

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Royal Flush

A note from the player to the one that changed the game, forever. "Seeking the forbidden is a pleasure that can't be explained. The aura of mystery. The towering curiosity. Addictive charm. The thrill of chase. And of course the multi fold high of

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Rajini Murugan - Too less for 120! Too much of the same!

Sivakarthikeyan has been a household name ever since he started making us laugh our heads off in a reality show in a very famous channel. And man, he sure has grown a lot! I can honestly say that I had quite a laugh again watching his recent release

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67th Republic Day Celebration at AU

Anna University celebrated remarkably the 67th Republic Day on the 26th of January 2016, between 7 and 10 AM in front of the magnificent red building in the CEG campus.   Republic Day commemorates India's constitution coming into force on January 26

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Pattanathil Pattikadu V.2.0: A Rotaract Club Event

It is an indubitable fact that to few city dwellers does the festival of Pongal proffer anything significantly more than a passing gust of traditionalism, a whiff, perhaps, of nostalgia, and, of course, a welcome break from the daily grind. A season

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Nuts, Bolts and Wires

How would you feel, if I give you a hammer and ask you to keep on hitting something until I say so? You may ask, "Are you nuts?!" But wait! Let’s talk about nuts. Having crossed one-eighth of uni-life, the brown tags were exuberant about the first w

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PREVIEW: ANNA HOCKEY LEAGUE 2016

Anna Hockey League (AHL) is an exclusive tournament in the game of Field Hockey, our nation’s one of the most important games. AHL is conducted by the student players from the University Departments of Anna University, Chennai i.e. College of Enginee

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Leo Club's Blood Donation Camp

Impacting lives with the hope of making even the smallest difference for the better, is indeed the best measure of purpose of life. Staying true to this, the Leo Club of CEG, associated with the Lion's Club of South Madras, conducted a blood donation

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k!16 begins

Bring out your big guns, this year's online battle of Kurukshetra commences tonight when the clock strikes 8!                          'Riddles of Sphinx' aka ROS, is the largest online treasure hunt of Asia. If you are the kind who wants to ride th

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NSS-CEG Unit 10's Blood Donation Camp

NSS Unit 10 of CEG held a blood donation camp on Tuesday, the 19th, at the Alumni Centre in association with Chennai Trekking Club. It went on for 6 hours with a steady flow of donors throughout. Candidates aged between 19-25 and weighing above 45 ki

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Leo Club’s Web Design Workshop

“Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.” Four talented students belonging to the Leo Club, well-versed in web design, organized a workshop to show that it is not as it would seem to be t

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What’s Next Rather Than What’s Up!

                 The Computer Society of Anna University (CSAU) conducted a career guidance program for the students of CEG and ACT campuses on Tuesday (12th January, 2015). The session, titled What’s Next, was held at Room No.110 of the Science and

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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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ANNA SPORTS FEST – THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS…

Sports are not just a means of entertainment but also a method by which human beings experience the power of teamwork, perseverance, patience, temperament and physical fitness. ‘Sport A Smile’ says the positive vibrations that sports would create bot

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GD Training by SQC

On the evening of 11th of Jan, 2016, the Students Quality Council held a training session on Group Discussion exclusively for second years. As I entered the hall, I noticed that already many students had been well organized into various groups of ei

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Photoshop Classes by Leo Club

Let’s admit it, there is always a pride in your voice when you tell someone that you know photoshop.   Your reputation just skyrockets and you get treated with a lot more respect than before the revelation. The reason behind this surprising change

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Why We Love Coffee:

Deeya’s Deductions #5 During the vacation, all I did was wake up late and while away precious time without much agenda, and that was all great, but now that we are back to our normal routine, I have come to realize that without consuming a dose of t

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Gastronomical Origins #2

  Food is typically known to be very specific to a region or religion in many parts of the world. This is even more relevant in a country like India of such diverse culture that it has also played a part in shaping the unique culinary delicacies t

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Social Initiatives by CEGians - 2015 Roundup

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others" - Mahatma Gandhi  Social work is a professional and academic discipline that seeks to improve the quality of life by enhancing the well-being of the people and aid those

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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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Farewell to a Teacher

DEAR TEACHER, (A poem for my Physics staff and class advisor (I Batch), Dr.T.Lavanya madam, who is now in IITM as a Research Scientist) You’re not a teacher You’re a step ahead of that. You’re not my ma'am, You’re like a mom to me. The way you teach

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tRIP 2K15

tRIP  2            K         1         5       Did you know that all around the world only forty percent of new year resolutions are kept? So let this year’s new year resolution be to stick to our new year resolutions. But before we bid farewell

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Message for the New Year: Special year, this year.

I remember I once read a blog post long ago titled, ‘The days are long, but the decades short’. How true. Things are suddenly so different. After all the loud partying comes to an end, the air always seems heavy with thought. Talking about what is n

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Haiku – Movie review

ALERT: CRYING BABIES AT THE CINEMA HALL. The cinema hall was housefull for a midday show on a Tuesday. I am guessing that the schools are all closed for the Christmas holidays and the parents are taking out the children to watch the film. In short,

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Star Wars the Force Awakens review - Must Watch

Major Spoiler Alert The movie starts off with the capture of Resistance fighter Poe by the daunting Kylo Ren of The First Order (yes, similar to The Empire), since Poe has much-needed information that can lead to the location of the famous Jedi Luk

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THANGAMAGAN REVIEW - ONE TIME WATCH

After the phenomenal success of Vellai Illa Pattadhari, director Velraj and actor Dhanush have come together for a sentimental family movie that is Thangamagan, named after an old Superstar movie. Everytime Dhanush and Anirudh join hands, we expect

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Dilwale - Worth a Miss!

This Friday, Bollywood saw two biggies clashing at the Box Office - Bajirao Mastani and Dilwale - leaving fans in a tizzy over which one to watch.  As you can see I chose the latter (don’t ask me why).  And here I am penning this review. So we begin

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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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Helping Hands

The Monsoon months of October and November have always been a great source of joy for Namma Chennaites.  But, as the old saying goes,  “Too much of anything is good for nothing.”   One sector of the population which wasn't as affected braved t

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Spreading 'Anand' across the nation

I vividly remember the ‘Mero Gaam Kaatha Parey’ advertisement* which would repeatedly play on our television screens when we were kids. The catchy folk song and the beautiful village women carrying pots of milk would capture my attention immediately.

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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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Rain, Rain.....

For anyone who knows Chennai, rain is usually the occasional visitor you meet once a year - someone you wished stayed a little longer, but leaves you wanting more. This time around, however, the tables have surely turned, the showers having become sy

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Vedhalam-Strictly for the Masses

This Diwali brought with it the rains, hampering the sparkling crackers that define the festive mood. But don’t let it bring about a frown to your face, for there is much more to Diwali than just the fireworks. Sweets, lamps, colours, and new dress

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THOONGAVANAM - A 'NON KAMAL' KAMAL FILM

Kamal Hasan is an actor who throws a lot of surprises to the audience who go in to watch his films, most of them being pleasant ones.  But his latest venture ‘Thoongavanam’ is definitely not a film filled with lot of surprises. But the entire film as

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Cipher (0) The Cyber Crime

A team of students from Department of Media Sciences, Anna University conducted a cyber crime awareness programme for school students recently, named "Cipher (0) The Cyber Crime." The beneficiary students belonged to classes 9 to 12 and the event was

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Fuss–free Feel–good film: Naanum Rowdy Thaan

Films are made to create impact, bring change, reveal truth, show an unimaginable thing possible or leave us with an enthralling experience when we step out of the cinema. However, sometimes all we need in a film for it to hold a place in our heart

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Vizhithiru '15

“Education is not preparation for life, Education is life itself!”  Standing by the quote, Rotaract Club of CEG (RCEG) successfully conducted its 13th edition of Vizhithiru, a career guidance and educational motivational program for school student

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10 ENDRADHUKULLA – SEEMS TO BE GOOD, ONLY TO AN EXTENT…

          There is always a difference between an expert hanging a picture and Uncle Podger doing the same. The former usually comes out good while the latter, despite hardwork from the entire team, fails to impress. That’s how Lingusamy’s Paiyaa and

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Moving Around Chennai Through Movies

                  Movies are not just modes of entertainment; they are the media that convey cultural values, they are the communication chambers of ethnicity and tradition to the outer world. Chennai Express and 2 States may have had glimpses of Sou

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As It Happened : Sampradha, Day 2

Sampradha, organized by SAAS-ACT for freshers, encourages newcomers of the student body to participate in various programs and group activities, to enable them to mingle with the student family of ACTech. The day started off with Sampradha Idol – a

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Resonance 2015 - An ECE Symposium

Resonance - the intensified voices of the ECE erudite's - is an intra college symposium of The ECE Department of CEG. On the 29th of September, a workshop on Voice Recognition was organized by the final year students and the president of the Robotics

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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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Paris - The city of love and its Serendipity

The tales of Paris - the passionate love the city symbolises, the art, the history, have always made its way to our hearts and ears. Paris being so well told in its stories had made it to my to-do list a long time ago. With those high expectations an

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PREVIEW: INDIA VS SOUTH AFRICA 2ND T20I

After the batting fest at Dharamsala,we head to the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack for the second of the 3 T20 internationals, which also promises to be another run fest. Both teams, that have inexperienced bowlers at their disposal, just kept sweari

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THE KANNALA KANNALA VOICE SPEAKS…

With its breezy rhythm and radiant visuals, the track “Kannala Kannala” from the recent blockbuster movie “Thani Oruvan” is evidently a sensational hit that has led to much speculations about the mystical voice behind it. Kaushik Krish, a 23-year old

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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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Vaccination of Dogs in CEG Campus

Preluding World Rabies Day, 28th September, the dogs in CEG campus were vaccinated through Blue Cross of India(BCI) by AACEG. It all started when the dog lovers in our campus felt the need for our faithful buddies to be vaccinated. GTian Gayathri w

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THULIR ‘15

It was a Sunday and I wasn’t really enthusiastic about covering up an event on a holiday. I dragged myself to the venue where Thulir ‘15 was happening with no sign of excitement on my face. But least did I know that what awaited behind those audito

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Gastronomical Origins #1: Biriyani

Four years in Chennai and I have come to one conclusion. You kick a stone in this city it will hit some random stranger who will give you a lesson in Tamil swear words or it will hit a biriyani shop. This city’s eternal love for biriyani has always b

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THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - AACEG

    The annual general meeting of the Alumni Association of College of Engineering Guindy (AACEG) for the year 2014 – 15 took place at the Alumni Centre on 19th September, 2015. The meeting was presided over by Er. Karunakaran, President – AACEG. “

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AGNI - SOLO VOCALS

It’s 11’o clock, I’m at the Hall of Guines, whispering voices everywhere, headphones on everyone’s ears, people practicing in a hushed tone. People were sweating despite the chill AC because of their nerves. Even at 11:45 new contestants were registe

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An Engineer's Day, Indeed !

Engineer's Day was celebrated in campus on the 15th of this month with Ingenium, an interactive event between students and five successful industry professionals, organized by the CTF here at the TAG Auditorium. The five eminent speakers were: M

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Inauguration of the Society of Civil Engineers 2015-2016

The Department of Civil Engineering organized the inaugural function of Society of Civil Engineers for the year 2015-2016 on 19th August 2015 at Tag Auditorium. Every year, after the new office bearers have been elected, the Inaugural Function initia

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Chalking out a path of his own

At a time when popularity was the criteria for choosing a stream, he dared to stay distinguished, choosing a stream that was high on scope but not so much in acclaim. Staying true to his choice and achieving the highest degree of reputation as an eng

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Personal Insight from an accomplished Entrepreneur

Being the co-founder of Gold Mile Solutions, director of Dekoit technologies and Aamlaa technologies all at once, Mr Sivakumar Malli is a man with high affinity to multi-tasking and most importantly- a passionate entrepreneur.  Mr Sivakumar had also

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From GET to GM in an Automobile Company

Engineers are the set of people responsible for the dynamism in each and every aspect of the world. Right from making a pencil for writing to exploring the space and beyond, there is engineering involved in every moment of our existence. And rightful

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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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Designed to be an Engineer

Following are the excerpts from a special interview session our GT student correspondent had with Mr. Moorthi Chokkanathan, the President & Global Head – Enterprise Solutions, Hexaware Technologies on the occasion of Engineer's Day.          

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The NMAT exam

Many of you out there would be wondering what to do next in life and, proceeding as they are to the end of life's best phase, no one is more plagued by the question than students in their pre-final and final years. Some may choose to settle down with

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Drona 2015

"One day with a great teacher is better than a thousand days of diligent study"   On Friday, 4th September, students from the Center for Biotechnology(CBT) conducted Drona,an event to commemorate Teacher's Day.   For the morning session, 'PIANTA'

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ROAD RAGE

                      It was a sultry mid-evening, and it seemed as though rain was about to begin, right on schedule. I had just started out from college on my scooter, all set to manage the feat of reaching before the downpour. I had d

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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

26th August 2015 was a normal day to common people but to everyone with the Anna University tag, it was a long awaited day, especially for the newly tagged ones. The college was completely in a festive mood and everyone was waiting for the clock to s

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Zonal Champions do it Again

Yet again, the CEG football team has won the Zonal Football tournament, which consists of teams from  all colleges(university departments+affilated colleges) of Anna University. The matches are played on a  knockout basis and are played according

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Yet Again, Zonal Runner up!

On 25th August 2015, the zonal tournament for the girls basket ball team was held at Sri Muthukumaran institute of technology(SMIT). 5 teams namely Jeppiaar Institute of technology (JIT) Sri Venketeshwara college of engineering (SVCE) ,College of en

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The Time Target

  “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”, said Benjamin Franklin. Time management is the need of the hour but people are too busy complaining about the shortness of time, they make the worst of it! The students of EEE department attended

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‘STIMULATED’ BY THE CELL

At 9:30 am on a fine Monday morning, the KJ Auditorium of the SPIC Bioprocess Laboratory-Taramani Campus of Anna University was filled with voices of excited students and staff from the Center for Biotechnology (CBT). In the two hours that followed,

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Giving oneself to service

“Service is not a thing to be spoken about from outside, it’s an enlightening virtue of realizing the inner self by giving oneself towards it.” Leo Club of CEG is one such club with this motto in the mind, and this was evident from the Organ Donatio

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PREVIEW: INDIA VS SRI LANKA 3RD TEST

Sanga, in his farewell speech, congratulated Angelo Mathews on having a good team and shouldered the responsibilities on the latter to take the team forward. Mathews, ironically is now in a recovery phase after the traumatizing 278-run defeat at t

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SEEE Inauguration

Commenced with the singing of Tamizh Thai Vazhthu the Society of Electrical & Electronics Engineers was inaugurated on Tuesday, 18th of August in the Alumni Association Hall. HOD, DEEE  Dr. P. Vanaja delivered the welcome address followed by the lig

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The Story Of....

I was a pushy , naughty guy when I was young; My childhood was awesome as my pals always like to cling; My parents always taught me to be independent and an allurist; The next day occurred a vast twist; We entered the market as a family And returne

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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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Inside Out - A Game Changing Animation Movie

Ever sat in a movie theatre and watched a movie that changed your perspective of life, completely? Well, this one tops that list. At least for me, anyway. While it may not be the funniest Pixar movie out there, it certainly is a masterpiece for the

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Quizzers Anonymous – A new venture

             With a hall not so full, we wonder if this club has created enough buzz, at the sametime stressing on the necessity of this club to kindle the quizzer in you. With Dr. Sumanth C. Raman as guest of honour, it was a pleasure to mention hi

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On The Way To A New Gateway

In the early hours of August 8, R.Swathi, who had applied for counselling with a score of 1017/1200, came here to our campus with her mother Thangaponnu - a shepherd - all the way from Musiri in Trichy. On asking our guards for directions, mother and

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A-team fixtures: worth watching after all

When I got the news of a tri-series between India A, South Africa A, and Australia A to be held in M.A.Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, almost 90% of us would have taken it lightly by saying,” this is after all a junior team game, who would even wit

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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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Champions Halted at Home

CHELSEA VS SWANSEA CITY REVIEW You never expect a team to start well, leave alone Chelsea, after having a winless pre-season. And it turned out to be the same for the neutrals, after failing to start their season with a home win against Swansea, in

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Twintastic / ctrl+c; ctrl+v

No! You are not seeing double in Twinsburg, Ohio. Holding the Guinness Book of World Records for the “Largest Annual Gathering of Twins in the World” Twins Days is a festival for twins (and other multiples) which takes place on the first full weekend

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Poem on College Life

  Stepping into a new life where  One faces oneself   Some consider everything a race and chase after them all, While others find it difficult to even tie their shoe lace.   Many here care for you, but you care for a select few   Lots of leisur

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A Fresh Start, A New Beginning - Orientation 2015

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. College is full of fun throughout the year and we need not necessarily wait for the even semesters to enjoy the cultural fests and department symposiums. Every fresher (which even we were, a

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You Reap What You Sow

On 23.07.2015, the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED) in association with the Green Brigade Eco Club of CEG had invited S. Sundar Rajan for an awareness lecture on Organic Farming. Dr. E. Natarajan, Faculty Advisor for Green Brigade prese

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The Pledge

   The government declared a holiday, but this time unlike any other it was not rejoiced by the students as this was not a holiday for any festival or monsoon rain but it was a holiday declared for the demise of their inspiration, their role model

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Dream On, My Friend

                                                                                                                                                         Almost all of us were born afraid to dare; And all we did at the heavens – was to stare. In our

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APJ - MAN OF DREAMS

  I was seven when I first met our ex-president. It was right before he left to Delhi to move into the Rashtrapati Bhavan. They say you never remember the word a person says but rather how they made you feel. He made a little girl feel important a

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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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Tete-A-Tete with the Scion of Shiva

With the Scion of Ikshvaku out in stores, it was no wonder that Amish Tripathi descended in Chennai for the promotional activities and events of the first book in the Ram Chandra series. Speaking about the book, his life, his inspiration and much mor

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Bahubali – A Good Kick-Start to Epic Cinema

 Not always one gets to enjoy visual or technical content of a film. Good stories may sometimes fail to leave impact in this wing. Bahubali stands an exception to this. Though it isn’t a unique story, it sure does leave a mark in our hearts for its m

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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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Types of Roommates

Deeya's Deductions # 2 As hostellers will agree, the kind of roommate (s) that a person gets is solely dependent on luck (good or bad) but one certain good thing that comes out of having them is their companionship. Living in such close quarters wit

சென்னையின் தட்பவெப்பநிலை ஒரு எழுத்தாளரால் பின்வருமாறு வர்ணிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது; “சென்னையில் மொத்தம் மூன்று காலங்கள்தான்: வெயில் காலம், மிகுந்த வெயில் காலம், தாங்க முடியாத வெயில் காலம்.” இதேபோல் கிண்டி பொறியியல் கல்லூரியிலும் மூன்று காலங்கள் உள்ளன; கலந்தா

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Review: Indru Netru Naalai

Production : CV Kumar Cast : Vishnu Vishal, Mia George, Karunakaran, Jayaprakash and others. Story, Screenplay, Direction : Ravi Kumar BGM : Hip Hop Tamizha Adhi Rating : 3.5/5 While the audience are exposed to movies usually related to horror, here

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Whats Wrong With The Indian Cricket

Cricket – this one word unites the whole of India. There is hype throughout the nation whenever there is a cricket match involving the team. There are people who absent from their work, students who bunk classes, daily wagers who forget everything to

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MY EXPERIENCE AT NSS CAMP

During the semester holidays preceding camp, I was haunted every night by restless thoughts of how my NSS camp would be. I had never been to any camp before, and was always allergic to them. So, when the date neared, my whinings became louder and lou

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NSO Camp 2014

In Anna University, fitness and sports play just as important a role as enhancing a student's mind with their everyday subjects. The NSO (National Sports Organization) is the ideal atmosphere to showcase and improve one's skills in sports. The year

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The Score Dilemma

You see that your results have been published. You nervously type out your register number and password. Your hands are shaking. You will it to calm down. You check your results. What I’ve noticed is that the days (or months after) nobody is happy,

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Interview With The GATE Conqueror

  Meet A. Balasubramanian (aka Bala), a 2015-batch EEE alumnus of our college, who stood out with an astounding all-India rank of 7 in GATE 2015 - an exam which only 15% of takers manage to even get a rank in - as he talks about his aims, study meth

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World Environment Day 2015

  We have lived in the Stone Age, Iron age, Golden Age. We now live in Garbage. - Mrs. Mangalam, Founder, Exnora Green Pammal.   June 5, 1972. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), decides to take an initiative to galvanize public action

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Kaakkaa Muttai – Life's Magnification of Trivialities

  There are few movies that bring out the life of the downtrodden; most of them are either excessively sorrowful and melodramatic, or compromised for commercial reach. But Kaakkaa Muttai makes no such mistakes. The story goes down a linear path; the

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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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Get ready for a Disneyfied Tomorrow(land)

                                                      Director: Brad Bird   Cast: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy   Rating: 3.2/5   An overly-optimistic teenager heads out with a former child-genius on a mission to  uncover s

Last week, Merseyside flocked to Anfield, home to Liverpool, one of the biggest premier league clubs to say their farewell to a person who filled their resigned hearts with that glimmer of hope every single time. The stadium erupted with chants for

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Wage gap: Myth or Misery ?

Fierce #3   The topic of ‘Gender pay gap’ has been up for discussion for quite some time. While statistics provide a substantial base stating that women only make 78% of what a man does, there are several who may argue or even refute that. At a g

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FAQS-All You Need To Know About ANNA UNIVERSITY, Chennai - 25

Am I in the right place? Without any doubt, yes. Apart from all the academic guidance and opportunities this institution offers, Anna University is the best place to have fun and explore new ideas. Is our campus really that big? Our college is

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A LOT MORE THAN ‘JUST’ TRAVEL!

Let me break your bubble right at the beginning. I drive to college.  So, if you’re looking for stories involving large groups of people being affected by inertia, or think I’m contributing to pollution/global warming/not being economical, you prob

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MATCH PREVIEW: CHENNAI SUPER KINGS VS MUMBAI INDIANS

IPL playoffs, the most anticipated part of the event around the globe, and it gets underway today when Mumbai Indians lock horns with the Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.Whenever these 2 teams meet-up, on paper, it looks like

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Genesis Day

To celebrate the starting of College of Engineering, Guindy, the Alumni Association of CEG (AACEG), celebrated its annual ‘Genesis Day’ function on the 17th of May, 2015, at the Alumni Center of CEG. The atmosphere inside the Alumni Hall was buzzing

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36 Vayadhinile : A Review

'36 Vayadhinile’ comes as a welcome movie in the current scenario where women are suppressed in and out of the family in some way or the other. This is not just a mere entertainment package but an inspiration for every woman and a lesson for every ma

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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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PIKU : A Review

    Piku – both the movie and its titular character Piku (Deepika Padukone) - is definitely a rare occurrence.     Piku is a strong, independent woman - she cooks and cleans, runs errands and is a practising architect who is radiant in each fr

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What She Means

I remember the day I lost an internship for being stumped by the question, “Where did your mother do her schooling and undergraduation from ?” That was when I realised most of us stride ahead in life, while missing out on the corresponding details of

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MATCH PREVIEW: CHENNAI SUPER KINGS VS RAJASTHAN ROYALS

Whenever these 2 teams play, irrespective of whatever controversies that have surrounded them, CSK fans will never feel reprieved even when they beat the Rajasthan blues; the reason being the IPL Final in the inaugural edition where Shane Warne’s men

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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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Double-check your lunch bags. Always.

 It was a gloomy Tuesday morning. I had got up late, with exactly 35 minutes in hand to get completely ready and reach school. Considering the fact that my house was six kilometers away from school, it was no mean feat. I hurried everyone in the pr

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Uttama Villain Review - Spoiler Alert

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Psychologist - Your new best friend

The student counsellor of Anna University, Dr. Roopmala Mani M.D., is one of the best there is. She has been helping students overcome their day-to-day problems and has proven to be very good at it which is why she was shifted from her position in th

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It Happened to me: The Woodlands Episode

  One Saturday morning, I went swimming with my sports team for rehab and water based workouts at Woodlands hotel on Radhakrishnan Salai. It was a fun session, playing in water has always been a fun thing to do for me. It started at 10:30 am, and to

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Graduation Goggles : The CEG Ride

Last day of class, last day of studying, last exam, last trip, last juice in the canteen, last breath of air at God knows where. The finality of all these declarations makes the whole ordeal of graduation so morbid. I get it, college life is truly an

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Turning 42 this 24th

Shivaji park, a ground that taught basics to innumerable cricketers saw the advent of a boy wonder that day in 1985. It was only possible in a sporting city like Mumbai where a school kid can be the talk of the town. Aspiring pace bowler turned batsm

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The Rotaract Club of CEG Seeks to Redefine Humanity

The Rotaract Club of CEG wrapped up the events of the 2014-2015 year with the annual visit of the District Rotaract Representative (DRR), Rtr. PP. PHF Arjun Raja, to our college premises on the 11th of April. The event kicked off with the collaring o

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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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O Kadhal Kanmani – The Contemporary Romantic Cuisine

Right from the time when there was a buzz about Mani Ratnam’s latest project, I was curious because the last two of his attempts had been utter failures. There was a wonder if Mani wanted to rebuild himself by staying within his comfort zone of roman

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Trojun - A Campaign to Throw Junk Food Away

Summer is here and I am sure all of us are mourning to come to college every day. Being a first year student, I just can’t accept the fact that I am getting ready and walking towards class in March and April. It is that part of the year when we pack

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We Won't Give It Back

                                My heart almost sank looking at the picture. While we were so taken back by Aussie's success over India, little did we notice or I would rather say "acknowledge" the victory of the Indian women's kaba

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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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Chemfluence'15 - A Report

Chemfluence 2015, the annual technical symposium of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Anna University, was organised from March 2 – 6, this year. This five-day-long fiesta, conducted by the Consortium of Chemical Technologists, centred on the t

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Dean Speaks #2

After a busy two months of Techofes and Kurukshetra, we are finally in the season of symposiums. It gives me great pleasure in seeing students organize symposiums and conferences in our college. It proves to the outside world that our college excels

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Fake Medical Certificates Available to all Students and Professors

                        With a crucial semifinal stage match going on in Australia, patriotism in the country is reaching the highest level. Students and teachers alike are being swept up by the World Cup fever. Despite whatever classes

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4 players who will impact India vs Australia

This game is more like a final. The winner of this one will win the World Cup 90%, as these 2 teams are used to the conditions in Melbourne more than New Zealand, who have so far played all matches in New Zealand. So let us look at 4 players who ca

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AUPD 2.0 - The Clash of Verbal Titans

The debating extravaganza that was the AUPD 2.0 drew to an exciting finish in the Alumni Centre on the 23rd of March. Spanning four preliminary rounds over two days- March 21st and 22nd – the AUPD culminated with the semifinals and finals held on t

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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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Kurukshetra Reimagined

It’s been almost two months since Kurukshetra'15 and yet Student Directors at CTF seem to be spending long hours on meetings and group discussions. Hari, Student Director (QMS) explains, “Soon after Kurukshetra’15, we had a series of discussions amon

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Campaign Against Ill Effects of Alcohol Kickstarts at CEG

The Department of Prohibition and Excise, Government of Tamil Nadu, initiated their awareness campaign stressing the effects of the consumption of illicit alcohol at Tag Auditorium, CEG. The inaugural function was preceded by an awareness rally from

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Kalakrithi-2015- A report

Ethir Neechaal fame Sathish, stunt master Jagan and Madras fame Hari attended the inaugural function of Kalakrithi’15. The line-up of chief guests was quite commendable but there were a few awkward moments like when the chief guests quoted the ACT cu

"Every success was once a dream With no path to follow With just curiosity in their minds and  passion in their hearts". It was only a small crew when Ananth and Jagadeesh formed "The Enthusiasts" in 2007 which later tranformed into the "Red Spa

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AUPD'15 Has Arrived

The spirit of debating is to talk about issues that need to be discussed; to question the status quo and bring an array of viewpoints to the table. Parliamentary Debates, being one of the most popular forms of debate, seek to offer out-of-the-box tak

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Pinnacle'15 Gets Off To A Racy Start

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at College of Engineering, Guindy has carved out a niche for itself being the second department to be established in 1894. One of the valuable feathers in its cap is Pinnacle – the annual national level techni

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WHEN MINDS CONVERGE…

Conclave – Merriam Webster dictionary defines this word as a ‘private or secret meeting or group’. The private group was the students CEG and Conclave, organized by the Rotaract Club of CEG, was an enriching experience. Captioned Converging Minds, th

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Sneak Peak into Anna University's Wall Street

Most successful entrepreneurs don’t begin with brilliant ideas. They discover them.  And that’s exactly what Anna University’s Center for Entrepreneurship Development (C.E.D) did when they came up with a gem of the idea for the ‘E-Summit’, a traditio

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Importance of CGPA

At one point of time in college life, I'm pretty sure you would have come across the question, "How important is CGPA?". Here's the funny thing. The answer varies from person to person. Ask an eight or nine plus pointer, and he or she will say, "It i

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Arunachalam Muruganantham - ‘The Menstrual Man’

In a society that is filled with stigma, myths and taboo especially around topics that concern women, Mr. A. Muruganantham has not only fought against the tide of social oppression but invented a product that helps improve women health and enables th

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THE GOD

It is the worst day of my life. This is the only thing everyone in my age group wishes  wouldn’t happen.  Nothing was fine since this dawn. I woke late, missed the bus and the worst of the lot was this: I failed in the Math model test.  What would be

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Women of Honour

I remember a time when my own grandmother offered my brother more food than me saying “boys need more strength than girls”. This may seem like a petty issue but still, don’t you think these serve as root causes for the mistakes we make later. The pro

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Aakriti - Empowering Women Together

With all dispiriting factors like India’s Daughter, several honour killings and rape cases in the news, CEG’s exclusive girls club, Aakriti, brought in some optimism to the Women’s day this year. This celebration of womanhood and the indomitable stre

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Indian 'Fast' Bowling unit: Up close

Generally, going into any big match up, every big team has got a good fast bowler who can effortlessly clock 145 Kmph+, right from the Johnsons to the Steyns, the Lees and many more. But since the Indian cricket team’s inception, barring Javagal Sr

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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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Selfie Fever

                While the Ebola epidemic has robbed the world of millions of lives and has been raging in South Africa, experts have recently uncovered a new disease-one that has the potential of making Ebola seem like the common cold. Yes, you guess

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Kingsman

Plot   Eggsy (Egerton), a young kid from the wrong side of the track, finds himself recruited by Harry Hart (Firth), a smooth spy for an international covert agency called Kingsman. Meanwhile, an eccentric billionaire threatens to wipe out most of

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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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Unravelling The Code at Abacus'15

Abacus 2015, the international technical symposium of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, was held for three days, from 20th to 22nd February, 2015. The symposium was inaugurated by Mr. Selvam Velmurugan, CTO of APAC, Groupon. Spa

A wave of relief spread through the college as the two giants of the academic year ie Kurukshetra and Techofes drew to a close, with the concert on Feb 14th. After months of preparation and hard work, the teams behind these two events are certainly g

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Let's Defend Ourselves

We all know that the world we are living in  is not all shy and nice. We can’t predict what is going to happen to us the very next moment, thanks to the speed in which we are living our lives. And we have very little time to master self defense whi

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A Japanese Adventure 2

Centre for International Affairs in association with the Department of English provides a one year Japanese course to UG and PG students of CEG/MIT/ACT/SAP. Classes are arranged thrice a week for two hours, with a routine assessment pattern ending

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Tamizhukku En Ondrai Azhuthavum (TEOA) – Review

Cast : Dinesh,Nakul,Bindu Madhavi,Aishwaya Dutta,Sathish,Oorvasi,Manobala and others Story : Screenplay,Direction : Ram Prakash Rayappa BGM : S.Thaman Produced by : V.Chandran Review in brief : A Romantic, Scientific, Edge of the seat thriller I

This Valentine’s day, anyone at CEG grounds would have forgotten about proposals made and rejections received, thanks to the Pro Show that night, the last night of Techofes ’15 and the best! I must say that the night would be very memorable for al

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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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In The Era of Innovation

                  There is a difference between invention and innovation - the former refers to create something that has never before been created and the latter, innovation, aims to enhance an idea or an entity, to refine it to an extent

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Anegan

After being blown away by Dhanush’s movies in the recent past, Anegan comes across as quite a blow. The movie which is supposed to be classified under the ‘romance’ genre, is a confusing screen play of the same characters in 4 different time zones ac

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T Diaries: The Rockofes Night

Usually Friday the 13th would be the time to crawl up in bed and pray nothing weird happens after all the stories that we have heard. That was however not the case this year. The much awaited Rockofes happened that night nulling all the effects and m

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Techofes Diaries - The 'Food' Feed

Mr.Foodie was a happy guy once. He was that kind of student whose classroom was the Cafeteria/Canteen. If there was a course in 'Food tasting', he would be its topper. But for a while now, his reputation has been slowly sliding down the graph as

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Pizhai Ilaa 'Ezhuthupizhai'

The book-launch of ‘Ezhuthupizhai’, penned by our 2012 alumnus Mr. Mano Bharathi, started off on a Sunday evening (Feb 8) in front of a packed hall in the Alumni Centre. The programme started with a spell-binding Bharatnatyam performance by Ms. Res

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Techofes Diaries: The Adventure Experience

Last year while Ram was at IIT Bombay’s annual cultural fest - Mood Indigo, he enjoyed playing paintball and thought, “Wouldn’t it be totally awesome if we could play this in college?” And “Wouldn’t it be even more awesome if we had a bunch of such s

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Techofes Dairies - The Starry Nights

                          As I approach SAAS office to talk to Sarang Thiagu, a final year Mechanical department student about the Pro-Shows team of Techofes, it feels like I’ve mistakenly walked into a corner of Wall Street. Busy crow

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Techofes Diaries - A Day at SAAS Office

As I stepped into the SAAS office located at the ground floor of Maths dept, there were just a couple of chairs, laptops apart from a serious looking Core team discussion. The office, I must say, is plain and simple with a drawing board, bright lig

Ajith Kumar has the track record for being the worst script selector and everything has been downhill for Gautham menon since VTV. This duo has come together for “Yennai Arindhal”.   PLOT:- The movie is about the life of a cop named Satyadev (Ajith

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T+ Run - The Runners' Account

The T+ Run was organised as part of the social initiative of Techofes and it was a tremendous success. With excellent marketing, good planning, a strong turnout and great management, all the elements for such success were already present. The follo

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The Internet got Greener with the Green Brigade Website

The launch of Green Brigade website http://www.greenbrigadeceg.in/ took place on 3rd February 2015 at 5:30 p.m at the Tag Audi, in CEG campus. It was launched by the honourable Chief Guest, Dr. M.B. Nirmal, Founder and Chairman, Exnora. The relatio

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K! - The Inside Story - Workshops Team

The world is transforming into a technology driven one and keeping ourselves updated is extremely important. The Workshops team ensures that this technology reaches the students. A twenty minute talk with workshops K!ore  Sai Pranay, Keerthana, Lak

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Startup Weekend at Kurukshetra'15

  Entrepreneur is just French for ‘Has ideas, does them’. Startup weekend is a platform for active and aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators and enthusiasts to showcase and channelize their ideas. The event provides an opportunity to pitch ideas an

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K! - Logistics Team - The Inside Story

The logistics team of Kurukshetra'15 is led by Sritharan from M.Sc IT, Humzaa from Geo Informatics, Surenth vignesh from M.Sc IT and Kamachi Srikanth from Industrial Engineering. Following, is an interview with the well co ordinated (they even wore

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K! - The Inside Story - Web Team

Every year K! prides itself in welcoming even more people to participate in its events – both online and off. With over 20,000 people in attendance and a reach of over 1200 colleges across India and over 800 overseas colleges spanning 75 countries,

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K! - The Inside Story - Contents Team

Contents team is one of the eighteen teams to be a part of Kurukshetra. With Kurukshetra just around the corner, we managed to get hold of the contents team during their busy schedule for a quick round of questions. What is the role of the Content

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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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K! - The Inside Story - Xceed Team

                    We, CEGians, exceed expectations of people not familiar with CEG, always, and that’s how XCEED...  okay, that’s not why Xceed was named as such. I’ll stop joking around. We, CEGians, wanted to go beyond i.e., exceed th

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Vidhaigal- Of innocence and inspiration

Vidhaigal ’15 was a cultural event conducted on January 9th at the TAG Auditorium by NSS UNIT 2 exclusively for the differently abled children. This is the third edition of this event and a lot of schools had taken part in it. This particular event

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K! - The Inside Story - Marketing Team

                        Suha Vignesh of ECE, Priyadharshini of IT and Parimal of M.Sc IT are the Marketing team heads of this year’s edition of Kurukshetra. The amount of dedication and effort they put in their work was clearly seen whi

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Five New Places On Campus in 2014

                              Knowledge Park You cannot just miss this (can I say the only?) attractive building in CEG. Clad in glass panels, its towering structure catches the eye of every passerby. It is home to the sophomores an

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Lack of Manchow flavored cup noodles sparks outrage among students

The newest brand of cup noodles to hit the shelves of The Coffee Shop and Gurunath Stores is Nissin Cup Noodles. With an array of flavors including Masala, Italian, Manchow and Chicken, students are in love with this brand of noodles, particularly

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Gone Girl – Sharp Killer Instinct?

After The Fault In Our Stars comes the next most awaited movie release of this year - Gone Girl. To those of you who are unaware, Gone Girl is an adaptation of Gillian Finn’s book of the same name. It follows the story of Nick Dunne, who finds his wi

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Resonance - The Intra College ECE Symposium

                    What was expected to be just another symposium in the ECE department, turned out to be a great and an exciting day for not just ECE students but other department students as well. This year, cited by teachers, as well

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Being An IPS

                    Our life has always revolved around larger than life police officers, courtesy the stereotype South Indian and Bollywood movies, where protagonist cops have the power to set right anything, following Adidas’ motto, Imp

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December | Margazhi | Chennai | Heaven

                  It’s the time of the year that music, dance, and fine art lovers look forward to. It’s the season of happiness, ecstasy and positivity that serenades the air around you. All you’ve got to do is take effort to experience

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LINGAA: THALAIVAR IS THE ONLY SAVING GRACE

Super star Rajinikanth is back after 4 years (Kochadaiyaan was a performance capture) teaming up with K.S.Ravikumar. The duo gave us memorable blockbusters like Padayappa and Muthu. Since it happened to release on Thalaivar’s Birthday, fans expected

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Techofes + is here

WHAT IS TECHOFES PLUS ALL ABOUT?               The 67th edition of Techofes, which is about to happen from February 11-14, 2015 has been amended to include a new brainchild, to be called "Techofes +". The plus initiative aims to reach out t

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About the University Library

        All those questions we had regarding the University Library? Here are the answers: Timings? Mon-Fri 8.00 a.m.-9.45 p.m. - That's right, it's open for this long. Sat-Sun 9.00 a.m.-4.45 p.m. And yes, it's open even on Sundays. Closed

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Review

The third installment of the Hunger Games series hit the screens on Friday (Nov 28th), and to sum up the movie in a word: disappointing. The story picks up immediately where the second part (Hunger Games Catching Fire) left. The Quarter Quell Games h

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Ungal Design- Designing their way to glory

A picture holds many memories, you don’t have to share it or like it to cherish it. Gone are those days, when you pick up a photo and smile in reminiscence. These simple pleasures of life are vanishing with every step in technology. A picture speak

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Vazhkaiyin Swarasiyangal - Tamil

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Puthiya Thalaimurai - Tamil

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Book Review: Half Girlfriend by Chetan Bhagat

So I finally got around to reading Chetan's latest - courtesy my roommate - and I can't say that I started with high hopes. There was no way it was going to be a literary masterpiece and I was happy that it provided any intellectual activity at all.

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Running the marathon called 'Placements'

Placements placements everywhere.... almost 2 and half months have passed since the commencement of placements, so what exactly determines one’s fate here? How do people get placed..? Is it because of CGPA? Luck? Hard work? The actuality is all thr

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Diverging Roads - Which one to take?

Proper guidance at the right time is essential for the growth of any individual. This is exactly why the Students Quality Club conducts the annual event Pathfinder. Pathfinder’ 14 was a 3-day Career Guidance program organised, chiefly, for the 1

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VIZHITHIRU- The Eye Opener- An Initiative by the Rotaract Club of CEG

A bright sunny morning with a very quick shower gave a new lease of life to the flora on campus today. But adding beauty to the college is not just the campus which is teeming with activities - symposiums, conferences, assessments, placements and cul

                It was around 3 p.m. when a Maruti Swift entered the villa. The door opened and there he was - the HIPHOP TAMIZHAN himself, who humbly apologized for making us wait, despite the fact that we didn’t allow him to eat his lunch

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Juggling AU & AIESEC

Between one and infinity there are infinite numbers. Between one day and the next there are infinite moments. The fault in our stars author wasn’t the only one who believed in that. Priyadarshini Sivakumar, a 4th year Manufacturing department stude

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Youth to Business Mini at CEG

                        What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve The EDC-CEG in association with AIESEC in Chennai organized a session “The Youth to Business mini” [y2b mini] on 30 september 2014 at 3pm in the Henry Mau

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K! ’15 Website Launch With Dr. Shashi Tharoor

                    A week ago, the Kurukshetra Facebook Page had dropped some hints, that they were expecting someone special, to launch their brand new website. Kurukshetra, CEG's annual Techno Management fest, scheduled to take place

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A Relevant Challenge –The Clean India campaign!

                    ‘Cleanliness is next to godliness’ we’ve all recited this saying in kindergarten over and over again. Now it’s time to apply it. The clean India campaign goes like this, if you see dirt anywhere, take a picture and po

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Illuminating Obscurities: KRYSTA ' 14

"According to the Guinness Book of World records Engineering is ranked as the toughest academic course in the world, and to do that you have to give yourself credit." says Dr.B.Muralidharan, welding expert from IIW (Indian Institute of Welding) whi

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Aurora 2K14 - Teachers' Day Celebrations at A C Tech

  Aurora 2K14 is this year’s version of the Teacher’s Day Celebrations organised by The Department of Chemical Engineering, ACTech. Classroom 201 (a comfortable 130-seater) was converted into a mini hall-of-sorts, with red curtains draped across

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On Safety and More - A Guest Lecture by Mr. W A Balakumaran

September 10th 2014 was the special day a respected alumnus of our college returned to CEG to enlighten us on his field of expertise; Mr. W A Balakumaran, Director (Retd.,) of the Regional Labour Institute, Chennai. The guest lecture was organized

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Campus Navarathri Celebrations

Lights! Music! And Dance! Sounds like celebrations to me. Yes, it is indeed celebration time as the entire city is busy celebrating Navarathri. And so is our college. I do know many of us are unaware of this special thing that is taking place. The

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Vizhithiru

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All's Well that Ends Well - CEG Rejuvenation Week

The Students Association and Arts Society (SAAS) of CEG has tasted its first grand success by effectively organizing a week long “one of its kind” initiative. The Rejuvenation Week (September 15 - September 20) was a huge hit among the masses. “We

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And The Games Begin - Sampradha 2K14

With white fairy-lights draped over the trees and poles on the ground, the ACT quadrangle exuded a festive aura when its two blocks of blue chairs were completely filled by red-tagged first-years, 20 minutes into the inauguration, while the seniors

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First poem - Tamil

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Celebrating Engineers' day

  September 15 is observed as Engineers’ day. So in order to celebrate this day in a meaningful and useful manner, CEG Tech Forum (CTF) conducted a quiz for AU students which was open to all the years, giving special importance to freshers since t

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YRC Inauguration 2014 -15

The morning of 6th September 2014 -  just another Saturday, turned out to be one of the most meaningful days in the life of many CEG freshers. Yes, it was the inauguration of YRC-Youth Red Cross. The Tag auditorium was filled to capacity with 1st y

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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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Bucket Challenged

You’ve been sleeping under a rock if you haven’t heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge yet. This viral phenomenon has taken the internet by storm, with people from all walks of life emptying a bucket of ice and water over their heads. For the benefit of

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Prodigy'14 - Stretching the horizon to school students

ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society and has its branches all over the world. AU-CEG ACM Student Chapter is one among the most active student chapters in India. Prodigy is a state level technical event conducted

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Freshers' Club Orientation

The club orientation for Freshers at CEG was held on August 20th in the Vivekanandha Auditorium. The annual event is basically an introduction and induction to the various clubs and their activities on campus. With around 15 clubs that specialize in

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CEG FC is back on field

                          Here comes one more trophy to add laurels to our college. The Football Club of CEG has once again proved its worth by winning the Zonal-II Football Cup which includes colleges in Chennai and Sriperumbudhur. The

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Looking to start up?

                  A Startup is where, instead of joining a company, we start one. We create a company and WE employ others. Although, it sounds cool & awesome, it has it's pros & cons. Most of the time, the one main problem that everyone f

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To anyone who says blackholes don't exist: Think Again!

  You need not read the work of Stephen Hawking to realise that blackholes indeed exist. I have the strongest, one-word proof: YouTube, popularly known as ‘that site that destroys all your ideas of being productive’. Every time I go onto YouTube

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Independence Day 2014

                         We at Anna University, celebrated our Independence Day – bursting with patriotism, filled with Pride. Firstly, the Vice-Chancellor honoured our very own statue of Perarignar Anna with garlands and roses, in the presence of t

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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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Left - Handed But Right!

Only about 10% of the people in the world are left-handers and it is clear that they are a serious minority. Though lefties have always endured a copious amount of prejudice (especially in India), lefties these days are indeed proud of their unusua

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Theatron gearing up for the annual production

                "We started as a small bunch of enthusiasts. Now we're a family full of them." This is what Anantha Venkatraman, a member of Theatron has to say about the official theatre club of Anna university. The first time you go f

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Freshers 2k14 - ACT and SAP

The Freshers Day Ceremony conducted for the students of ACT and SAP on 18th August doubled up as the inauguration of the SAAS teams of each college, and as the investiture of its office bearers for the year 2014-2015. The event was so anticipated tha

Tree Foundation is an organisation founded in 2002 with a primary mission of protecting fragile marine eco-system and the marine turtle popultion by developing education programs outlining the land-ocean connection. Environment education being the

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Nurturing classical arts on campus

                        An initiative dedicated to promoting the Indian classical dance and music in CEG - SAPTHAM, is sponsored by the Alumni Association of Anna University who are deeply interested in spreading classical music and dan

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Experience of ECE interns

                  Do you want to be one of them or the only one out of them? You might have played it safe all your life, not being an extremist. Neither a back bencher nor a topper! The bitter truth is mediocrity is not what your intervie

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Freshers' Day at CEG

With only a week into college, the freshers couldn’t have asked for a better welcome. The first event of the year, the freshers'day, organized by the Students Association and Arts Society (SAAS) of CEG was a trailer on what to expect in the forthcomi

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The Purpose of NOTA

Well, the heat of Lok Sabha polls are over and the new government has started working towards its goal, ‘Minimum Government, Maximum Governance'. One certain thing which everyone knows is that the Ruling Party came to the power with absolute majori

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5 things your conscience tells you during exams

                      “You’re screwed, might as well flunk in it” Have you ever seen your question paper, gazed at it for about twenty minutes, thinking if these words were even mentioned in class? Well, thats when you hear a loud conde