ECE Students’ Council Inauguration


Above and Beyond Awards Presentation


The students’council of the Electronics and Communication Engineering department of Pondicherry Engineering College for the academic year 2016-17 was inaugurated on 7th September 2016 at 10.00 am in the College Auditorium by Dr. John Philip, Professor, Homi Babha National Institute, IGCAR, Kalpakkam.  He also presented the “Above and Beyond awards” to the students who secured first and second rank positions in the first, second and third year examinations.  Prof. Philip also addressed the students on the important topic of “Nano materials and their applications”. 

Ever since the inception of the ECE students’ council, it provides a platform for the students to develop and display their co-curricular and extra-curricular talents. The council regularly organizes lectures, invited talks, workshops and seminars on the topics of current interest.  The ECE students’ council promotes the aspirations of the students to pursue higher studies via multiple study forums, viz, GRE, GATE and CAT. The council also organizes several talk sessions on social issues to inculcate social values in the minds of the students.  The council provides the best of opportunities towards nurturing   the innate talents of the students and honing their personality skills.

Above and beyond awards have been instituted by two of our distinguished alumni-Mr.  Arumugam Velayoudame, a 1991 batch alumnus and Mr.Muthukumaravelu  Velayoudame, a 1993 batch alumnus both of them belonging to the ECE department. Today, on the inauguration of the ECE students’ council, we are honoured to have the patrons of the awards, Mr.  Arumugam Velayoudame, Director, Engineering, Qualcomm, India and Mr.Muthukumaravelu  Velayoudame, Senior Hardware Engineering Manager, Apple Inc.USA. The patrons have instituted the awards so as to instill a sense of competition among students so that they would invest the best of the efforts and skills towards securing these awards. The awards have been presented starting from 2008-09. This is the eighth year of the awards. The awards have been designed to be given in the form of cash to facilitate the educational endeavors of the recipients and motivate the students to compete. The first rank holders are presented a cash prize of Rs. 10, 000 and the second rank holders are given a cash prize of Rs. 5000.  The patrons felicitated the awardees and also announced about new award proposals.

Dr. P. Dananjayan, Principal of Pondicherry Engineering College   presided over the function and Dr. M. Tamilarasi welcomed the gathering.