IETE-SSET Students’ Forum
SSET Students Forum of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) was inaugurated by Smt.Jyothi Rama Swamy, TCS on November 23, at a gala function, presided over by Prof.M.Madhavan, Principal. Wing Cdr. N.J. Pillai, Chairman, IETE, Cochin Centre and Prof. R. Sahadevan, Head of Dept., EC offered the felicitations. Shri.Sabu G.Panicker, Asst. Professor, EC and Staff-in-Charge of the Forum also spoke.
Smt.Jyothi Rama Swamy, TCS lighting the lamp to inaugurate
the IETE-SSET Students’ Forum
Career guidance programme
A career guidance programme was organized under the auspices of IETE-SSET Students’ Forum on December 1. Dr. A.Unnikrishnan, Addl. Director, NPOL, Kochi addressed the gathering on career opportunities at the establishments under Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
Senior faculty members from SSET attended the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) State convention on ‘Excellence in technical education through innovations’, held on November 24 at Government Engineering College, Thrissur. Prof. M.Madhavan, Principal was the moderator for one of the technical sessions.
An article on ‘Strategic planning for institutional development’ by Prof. M. Madhavan was published in the Journal of St. Joseph’s College of Engineering and Technology, Palai.
Prof. R Sahadevan, Professor-in-Charge of Placement attended a one-day UST Global All Kerala Placement Coordinators’ Meet at Cochin on November 20.
KG Information Systems, one of the premier IT and BPO Services providers in India conducted campus recruitment programme at SSET and selected 22 students of 2008 batch.
Infosys Technologies is scheduled to visit the campus on February 11 for cluster recruitment of 2009 batch.
Satyam Computers has selected 14 students of 2008 batch and Kalki Communications has selected one student for placement.
Placement drives from various companies for 2008 and 2007 batches are in progress.
Prof.R.Sahadevan, Professor in charge of Placement and Prof.P.Raghudasan, HOD-Computer Science and Engineering participated in the video conference, webinar conducted by Infosys on November 28 as a feedback programme for the campus connect conducted on December 4 at Trivandrum.
L&T Infotech organized a recruitment programme for 2008 batch students and short listed 5 students.
Keane is expected to visit SSET during January 2008 for recruiting candidates from 2009 batch.
IURCL is slated to visit SSET during January 2008, for selecting candidates of Civil Engineering branch 2008 Batch.
Augmentation of infrastructure
The following items were newly procured to be installed in the automobile workshop :
(1) Tyre changer (2) Diesel smoke meter (3) Exhaust gas analyzer (4) Vertical fine boring machine (5) Hydraulic Re-sleeving press (6) Valve seat cutting machine and (7) Gas welding set.
STADD (5 user version) and CAD (5 user version) softwares have been installed in AutoCAD Lab. Data entry for the campus automation software is in progress.
Market study conducted
SCMS Center for Socio-economic Research has conducted a market survey for Jai Hind Malayalam Television channel focusing on three objectives.
1. Profiling of Malayalam channel viewers
2. To study the preferences of Malayalam television programmes
3. To study the public preference of Jai Hind television channel.
A total of 1523 samples were collected from respondents across the state of Kerala. The study concludes that the even though the channel is a recent entrant into the market, it has managed to secure a growing viewer ship. It is quite interesting to note that when male viewers prefer to watch news, documentaries, investigative reports and children’s news the preference of female viewers’ preferences are more towards chat shows, cookery, etc.
The project was coordinated by Prof.Radha Thevannoor, Director, SCENSOR. The team members were Dr.N.Rajagopal and Smt.Susan Abraham, members of the faculty. MBA batch 5 students were involved in the data collection. The report has been submitted to the Jai Hind channel.
An article written by Shri Ajay Kumar Pillai, Lecturer titled ‘Behavioral considerations in cost allocations’ was published in IMPACT, Journal of IIM Indore, January-June 2007 issue.
An article on ‘Analysis of generation mix at work place’ by Dr.N.Rajagopal and Smt.Smitha Siji, members of the faculty, was published in the Journal of contemporary Reseach in Management, December 2007 issue.
A study paper on ‘A study of customer attitude and market potential of GSM mobile sector with reference to LG-GSM mobile in Ranchi’ by Dr. (Prof.) Susan Chirayath was published in Prabandh: Journal of Management Education and Research June 2007 issue.
Another paper by Dr.(Prof.) Susan Chirayath on the topic ‘Impact of promotional activities on consumer buying behavior’ was published in Journal of Management Matters, a Loyola Institute of Business Administration publication, March-August 2007 issue.
A paper by Smt.Smitha Siji, Lecturer titled ‘Indian ethos and management: Towards a new managerial vision’ has been accepted for presentation at the international conference on ‘Expanding horizons of Indian business and Indian management’ to be held on January 15 and 16, 2008 at Indian Business Academy, Bangalore.
Placement activities are progressing fast at SSTM. So far 18 students have already been recruited. ICICI Bank, Centurion Bank of Punjab, HDFC Bank, Spectrum, i-Flex, Schnieder, Magma, Sify, Intimate Fashions and HDFC Ltd. are the corporations who have already completed their recruitment at the campus.
An article Dr.Abey P.Philip, Assistant Professor titled ‘Cointegration test for growth and employment of Indian software industry’ was published in the Journal of Amity Business School, January-June2007 issue.
Another article by Dr.Abey P.Philip, Assistant Professor on the topic ‘An analytical study about proximate determinants of software industry in India’ was published in the book Studies in India economy edited by Shri K.R.Gupta and published by Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi.
Dr.V.Raman Nair , Additional Director participated in the international conference on ‘Emerging financial markets’ organized by PSG Institute of Management at Coimbatore from December 26 to 28 and presented a paper on ‘Capital account convertability: Issues and implications.’ His paper was also published in the book incorporating the proceedings of the conference, brought out by Excel Books.
Campus placement in full swing
The campus recruitment at SCMS –COCHIN is in full swing. So far 108 students have already been placed from the PGDM batch 15. ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Prudential, ICICI Lombard, Axis Bank, Centurion bank of Punjab, IBS, Caritor, Allegro, Magma, Balmer Lawrie, Schnieder Electric, Idea Cellular, Spectrum, Sify, Tata Teleservices, Times of India and RPG are the major companies who have already recruited our students.
At the outset, let me wish all of you a very happy and prosperous new year.
We, at SCMS, have completed one more eventful year moving towards greater glory and achievements. The year 2007 was a period of consolidation, stability and consistent growth. Various institutions coming under SCMS Group scaled new peaks in performance during the period. Some of the most remarkable achievements during the year includes:
Elevation of SCMS-COCHIN as the largest B. school in India, in the autonomous sector, with a total intake capacity of 270 for its PGDM programme.
Exceptional status for SCMS School of Engineering & Technology as the most preferred choice for engineering admission among all the private self-financing engineering colleges in Kerala, as per the State Entrance Commissioner as appeared in The Hindu daily.
Approval as a Research Centre for doctoral programmes in management for SCMS School of Technology and Management (SSTM) by the Mahatma Gandhi University. SSTM is the first institution to get this status under the M.G.University.
A breakthrough by developing, for the first time in Kerala, a diagnostic kit for detecting Chikungunya virus by SCMS Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research and Development (SIBB-R&D)
We take this opportunity to rededicate ourselves to continue our expedition to scale still higher peaks during 2008.
Having been in the forefront of the higher education sector in India for the last more than three decades, and engaged in shaping the destiny of our younger generation, I think it is time for us to have a rethinking on the purpose and role of education in moulding the young individuals to create a brighter future for the humanity at large.
It seems to me that there is need for a radical realignment and redefining of the purpose of education in the emerging socio cultural scenario. Today the focus is simply on educating the individuals to equip them with a set of skills and aggregation of knowledge to meet the needs of economic activity in the market place. In the process of shaping individuals into components of economic production we are missing the deeper meaning and higher nobler purpose of education. What we give today in the name of education is restricted to a kind of conditioning of the individual, preparing him for the limited function of fulfilling the requirements of the market economy. This fragmented education is no longer sufficient to resolve the more crucial problems we are facing in the world.
Let us try to explore the unexplored human potential embracing it fully to give rise to immensely creative and transformative approaches to life’s challenges, which will in turn touch the heart of education – the creation of a happy life to all.
Chairman, SCMS Group