A six-day Induction Programme for the first year engineering students of Paavai College of Engineering was held from 05.10.2023 to 11.10.2023 at TATA Hall and Brilliant Hall. The inauguration of the induction programme was held at Pragati Hall on 05.10.2023 by 10.00 am. The programme started invoking God’s blessings with the prayer song, followed by lighting of the kuthuvilakku. M.Theja 1st year AI&ML Department welcomed the gathering. Shri.CA.N.V.Natarajan Chairman, Paavai Educational Institutions delivered the Inaugural Address. Sir’s speech started with the positive note that care and concern are two traits yearned by all human beings. He added that Paavai embraces all students with her outstretched arms showing utmost concern and affection to all. He also cited one of his US experiences where the seniors direct all freshmen to acclimatise to the new campus with ease. Sir reiterated the importance of students using their potentials with the help of all the resources and facilities available in Paavai Smt.Mangai Natarajan, Correspondent, Paavai Educational Institutions felicitated the gathering and she stressed that the students should equip themselves with the necessary skills needed to thrive in the real world scenario. Madam reiterated our Paavai Mantra “Own our words and deeds”. Madam highlighted the importance of students shouldering responsibilities and making the best use of college life while in Paavai. She also focussed on “Think and Link, Link and Think” and illuminated on students’ learning their fundamentals strongly. The students were like eager beavers listening to Madam’s points with rapt attention. The objectives were read out by J.Sowmya I year Cyber.
After the inauguration, the technical sessions commenced. Chairman sir, Mrs.C.Jayalakshmi, Dean Counseling, Dr.Immanuvel, Principal, PCE, Mrs. Vimala, 1st year HoD, PCE, Dr.Saravanan, HoD, EEE & Exam Cell Incharge, PCE Dr.K.Sundaramurthy, Head, IQAC, Dr.I.Rajendran, Dean- Research and Innovation, PEC, Mr. Thamariselvan, Head, Placement and Training, Dr.P.Renukadevi, ASP, CSE, PEC, Dr.A.SaridhaPrema, VP, PCNR, Mrs.R.Pradeepa, ASP, Maths, PEC, Mr.Prabhurajan, AP Maths, PEC, Mrs.Chamundeeswari, ASP, ECE, PEC, Dr.V.Subburam, Professor, Mech, PEC, Ms.Thabitha, AP, FoodTech, PEC Mr.M.D.S.Rajaruban, AP, Food Tech, PEC Mr.Radhakrishnan, AP, English, PEC, Dr.Kulkarni SeniorGrade, AP, Eng/PEC Dr.E. Kamalasekar ASP,PPSC G.Ravikumar (Japanese), and Mr.Elavarasan Yoga trainer, Department Heads were the resource persons for the programme who shed light on important topics such as ,’Goal Setting’, ‘Transition from School to College’, ‘Paavai Culture’, ‘Achievements of Paavai’, ‘Autonomous Rules and Regulations’, ‘Inclination towards Projects’, ‘Beauty of Mathematics’, ‘Career Opportunities’, ‘Be Liberated ,Be happy’, ‘Be Fluent’, ‘ICT Tools for Learning’, ‘Time Management’, ‘Life Skills’, ‘Foreign Language’, ‘Overview about the Department’, ‘Sharing Experiences of Paavai’ and ‘Yoga’.
Shri.CA.N.V.Natarajan Chairman, Paavai Educational Institutions delivered his speech on the title “Goal Setting”. In his session, first and foremost, he interacted with the students about the need of the Goal Setting Programme. He quoted Abdul Kalam sir’s words and made all students repeat those words. He defined the goal and explained the idea of preparation to accomplish the goal. He correlated his life incidence of setting a goal at the age of 17 and how he could make that come true. Sir emphasized the importance of setting a goal and elaborated the seven points where everyone need to take control of their life to be successful. Further he described the factors for not setting the goal and there by fail in achieving it. He expounded on fixing smart goals and thus threw light on the word, ‘SMART’. He elucidated the seven steps for goal setting and also instructed everyone to create a vision of who they want to be in next ten years. He listed the six components to sustain his victory namely honest objectives, clear approaches, continuous attempt, hard work, discipline and devotion to God. Finally, Sir concluded by stating that,” set your goal, shape your future and be a leader”.
Mrs Vimala 1st year HoD PCE, delivered her speech on ‘Paavai Culture’. She explained the Paavai Mantra, Principles, Belief and Code. She detailed about classroom behavior and the principles which should be followed in Paavai. She strongly imposed the culture to be followed strictly on and off the college campus. Dr.Immanuvel, Principal, PCE spoke on the topic “Achievements of Paavai”. He highlighted the awards, recognitions clinched by the students and the faculty members. He went on to explain the facilities and the opportunities available in Paavai College of Engineering.
Mrs.C.Jayalakshmi, Dean Counseling, Paavai Educational Institutions delivered her speech on ‘Transition from School to College.’ She said that change is a stressful experience for any one. But for those who have prepared themselves mentally, nothing is difficult. Shifting from school to college is adopting the change in the mode of education and move on further in the process of learning. She also elucidated in detail about the significance of education for women and their role in the society. She encouraged the students to shed their inhibitions and bring out their latent talents by participating in various events.
Mrs.Pradeepa ASP, Mathematics, PEC and Mr.Prabhurajan, AP Maths,PEC elaborated the topic, ‘Beauty of Mathematics’. In their session, they beautifully explained how mathematics plays an important role in day to day life. They also taught mathematics in simple ways and elucidated its usage in everyday life. They have shown various videos related to mathematics. Mr.Radhakrishnan, Senior Grade, AP, English, PEC and Dr.Kulkarni Senior Grade, AP,Eng/PEC elaborated the essence of “Be Fluent”. They acquainted the students with the skills of English language such as Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. They gave tips to improve one’s Communication skills. In this Session, the students came to know about the importance of English.
Dr.D.Bhanumathy, CSE, HoD, PEC, P.Renukadevi,ASP,CSE,PEC delivered on the title “Be liberated, be happy”. In this session, they made everybody to relax and created a stress-free environment. They showed various videos on stress management. They made the students lively and engaged.
Dr.K.Sundaramurthy, Head, IQAC Dr.V.Subburam, Professor, Mechanical, PEC and addressed the students on ‘Time Management’. In their session, they clearly explained about the importance of time and the necessity to manage time for the students to achieve their goal within a stipulated time. Dr.B.Muralibabu, COE, PEC spoke on the title “Autonomous Rules and Regulations”. He briefly discussed about the rules and regulations of Paavai and he gave enumerated the rules of the examination system to the students.
Mr.Thamaraiselvan, Head P&T Paavai Educational Institution and Mrs Chamundeeswari,ASP, ECE,PEC delivered their speech on ‘Career Opportunities’. They described how to choose a career with clear knowledge. They described clearly about grooming skills, problem solving skills and communication skills. He insisted the students to speak in English without any hesitation to face interview and group discussion. They also created an awareness regarding the recruitment and the expectation of the companies.
Dr.I.Rajendran, Dean- Research and Innovation, PEC, delivered his speech on the topic ‘Inclination towards Projects.’ Sir’s prime objective was to enable the students to understand that research and innovative projects are the need of the hour in the field of academia. He explained the pertinence of projects and added that projects influence their cognizance which will eventually lead them to research initiatives.
Ms.Thabitha,AP,Food Tech PEC and Mr.M.D.S.Rajaruban,AP,Food Tech, PEC elaborated on the significance of ‘ICT Tools for Learning’. They pointed out the difference between traditional learning and ICT learning resources. They guided students on how to boost their memory and develop memory recall through software resources like Quizlet, Anki and Cram. They listed out the different online learning tools for enhanced learning. They also stressed on Swayam App, online learning courses and asked the students to register in the app. Dr.E. Kamalasekar ASP,PPSC and Dr.A.SaridhaPrema, VP,PCNR delivered their speech on ‘Life Skills’.They shed light on relevant life skills such as analytical thinking, lateral thinking, communication skills, creative thinking, crisis management, emergency management etc.
Dr.Ravikumar Japanese Trainer, PEC, highlighted the importance of Japanese language. His session was very informative and enjoyable. He also emphasized on the importance of learning this beautiful language which would open up various job opportunities especially in international business, tourism and translation for the students across the world in the near future. Sir’s dedication, patience, passion and commitment have enriched students’ learning experience immensely. Mr.Elavarasan Yoga trainer, Paavai Educational Institutions demonstrated the benefits of various asanas and yoga exercises. He instilled the young minds to stay fit and healthy to have a successful life.
The students’ coordinators of all clubs, highlighted their club activities through a session on “Sharing Experiences of Paavai”. They kindled the students’ interest in joining various clubs which would add on their credentials for their academic growth. Students were taken on a department visit where they were enlightened with the vision and mission of various departments. The Heads of departments clearly explained the functioning of labs through various activities and their accomplishments in achieving it.
Around seventeen topics were handled for six days. Some of the students recorded their feedback. Totally 412 students benefitted from this programme.