National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
The National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, is a public engineering institution near the city of Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu, India. Founded in 1964, it is one of the oldest institutions of the National Institutes of Technology system; the institute is located in a campus of 800 acres. NIT Trichy is recognised as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India under the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007; the institute has a comprehensive graduate program offering doctoral degrees in Science, Technology and Mathematics. The institute has 16 academic departments, four centers of excellence and one school. Educational programmes here extend beyond the physical sciences and engineering into humanities and social sciences such as English and into management studies; the institute admits its undergraduate students through Joint Entrance Examination - Main and postgraduate students through Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, Common Admission Test and Common Entrance Test for Masters in Computer Applications.
National Institutional Ranking Framework ranked the institute 10th for engineering, 7th for architecture, 17th for management and 24th overall in India in 2019. Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry named the institute as the "University of the Year" in 2017; the institute has academic and research collaborations with universities and research centers in India and abroad including the United States and United Kingdom and is undergoing accelerated growth through the World Bank-funded Technical Education Quality Improvement Program. NIT Trichy celebrated its Golden Jubilee with year long celebrations in 2014. President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee was the chief guest of the main celebration days which were held on July 19 and 20, 2014; the Regional Engineering College at Tiruchirappalli was founded in 1964 under the affiliation of University of Madras, as a co-operative venture between the Government of India and the Government of Tamil Nadu to cater to the country's need for manpower in technology.
The founding principal was Prof. P. S. Manisundaram, a pioneering educationist in India, he was a graduate of Loyola College and the Technical University of Nova Scotia, Canada. He served as the Principal of REC Tiruchirappalli from its formation in 1964 to 1982. In the early 1980s, the State Government began to find the logistics of controlling these colleges from Madras to be tedious and split the aegis into the Bharathidasan and Bharathiyar universities for the Tiruchirappalli and Coimbatore areas, respectively. In 1982, the college was thus incorporated under the Bharathidasan University umbrella, of which Dr. P. S. Manisundaram served as the inaugural Vice-Chancellor; the Institute would grant degrees under this name for the next 20 years, except for a brief stint under Anna University in 2001 and 2002. The college continued its progress under Bharathidasan University and introduced a Computer Science Department around 1984, split off the Mechanical Engineering Department’s manufacturing stream into a Production Engineering Department and introduced the Instrumentation and Control Engineering Department in 1992.
In 2001, Anna University was granted authority over REC Trichy. This was temporary, however, as the 40-year collaboration between the Center and the State Governments for all the RECs dissolved. In 2002, former Minister of Human Resource Development Murali Manoher Joshi decided to upgrade the RECs to NITs with the goal of modeling each institute based on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but with roots in Indian culture. In 2003, the institution was granted Deemed University status with the approval of the University Grants Commission / All India Council for Technical Education. In 2007, the National Institutes of Technology Act was passed, giving the NITs equal footing to the IITs in terms of pay scales, etc; the institute receives around 200 crores every year from the Government of India, spent for research, improving the infrastructural facilities in the campus and to bring international standards. As part of the golden jubilee plans, a brand new lecture hall complex, sports arena, convention center, computer center, dining messes and several hostels were built in the campus.
NIT Trichy celebrated its Golden Jubilee anniversary on July 19 and 20, 2014, with the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee presiding over the event as the chief guest. On 12 August 2017, during the institute's 13th convocation, Shri N. Chandrasekaran Chairman of Tata Sons, the alumnus of the institute having completed his master of computer applications from the institute in 1986, was conferred the degree of Doctor of Letters; the campus is one of the largest academic campuses in India. The main entrance is located on the southern end of the campus, facing National Highway 67. There is one other entrance, popularly called the Staff Gate; the institute's academic facilities are located in the southern half of the campus. The campus has separate buildings for the departments of nine engineering, management, computer applications and environment engineering; each department has its
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Indian Institute of Technology Madras is a public engineering institute located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. As one of the Indian Institutes of Technology, it is recognised as an Institute of National Importance. Founded in 1959 with technical and financial assistance from the former government of West Germany, it was the third IIT, established by the Government of India. IIT Madras has been ranked as the top engineering institute in India for four years in a row by the National Institutional Ranking Framework of the Ministry of Human Resource Development. IIT Madras is a residential institute that occupies a 2.5 km² campus, part of the adjoining Guindy National Park. The institute has 8,000 students and 1,250 administrative and supporting staff. Growing since it obtained its charter from the Indian Parliament in 1961, much of the campus is a protected forest, carved out of the Guindy National Park, home to large numbers of chital, black buck and other rare wildlife. A natural lake, deepened in 1988 and 2003, drains most of its rainwater.
In 1956, the West German Government offered technical assistance for establishing an institute of higher education in engineering in India. The first Indo-German agreement was signed in Bonn, West Germany in 1959 for the establishment of the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras. IIT Madras was started with technical and financial assistance from the Government of West Germany and was at the time the largest educational project sponsored by the West German Government outside their country; this has led to several collaborative research efforts with universities and institutions in Germany over the years. Although official support from the German government has ended, several research efforts involving the DAAD programme and Humboldt Fellowships still exist; the institute was inaugurated in 1959 by Prof Humayun Kabir, the Union Minister for Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs. In 1961, the IITs were declared to be Institutions of National Importance; these include the Indian Institutes of Technology located at Kharagpur, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, IIT Roorkee, IIT BHU Varanasi.
Madras celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2009. Seven more IITs have been set up since 2008; the main entrance of IIT Madras is on Chennai's Sardar Patel Road, flanked by the residential districts of Adyar and Velachery. The campus is close to the official seat of the Governor of Tamil Nadu. Other entrances are located in Gandhi Road and Taramani gate; the campus is located 10 km from the Chennai Airport, 12 km from the Chennai Central Railway station, is well connected by city buses. Kasturba Nagar is the nearest station on the Chennai MRTS line. Two parallel roads, Bonn Avenue and Delhi Avenue, cut through the faculty residential area, before they meet at the Gajendra Circle, near the Administrative Block. Buses ply between the Main Gate, Gajendra Circle, the Academic Zone, the Hostel Zone; the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, is an autonomous statutory organisation functioning within the Institutes of Technology Act. The sixteen IITs are administered centrally by the IIT Council, an apex body established by the Government of India.
The Minister of Human Resource and Development, Government of India, is the Chairman of the Council. Each institute has a Board of Governors responsible for its control; the Senate decides its academic policy. It controls and approves the curriculum, courses and results, it appoints committees to examine specific academic matters. The Director of the institute serves as the Chairman of the Senate; the Director from 2001 to 2011 was M. S. Ananth, who stepped down at the end of July 2011; as of September 2011, Bhaskar Ramamurthi has taken over as Director. Three Senate Sub-Committees - The Board of Academic Research, The Board of Academic Courses and The Board of Students - help in academic administration and in the operations of the Institute; the Finance Committee advises on matters of financial policy, while the Building and Works Committee advises on buildings and infrastructure. The Board of Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research addresses industrial consultancy and the Library Advisory Committee oversees library matters.
Aerospace Engineering Applied Mechanics Biotechnology Chemical Engineering Chemistry Civil Engineering Computer Science and Engineering Electrical Engineering Engineering Design Humanities and Social Sciences Mechanical Engineering Management Studies Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Mathematics Ocean Engineering Physics IIT Madras offers undergraduate and research degrees across 16 disciplines in Engineering, Sciences and Management. About 360 faculty belonging to science and engineering departments and centres of the Institute are engaged in teaching and industrial consultancy; the institute has 16 academic departments and advanced research centres across disciplines of engineering and pure sciences, with nearly 100 laboratories. The academic calendar is organised around the semester; each semester provides a minimum of seventy days of instruction in English. Students are evaluated on a continuous basis throughout the semester. Evaluation is done by a consequence of the autonomous status granted to the Institute.
Research work is evaluated on the basis of the review thesis by p
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram
Indian Institute of Information Technology and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram is an Institute of National Importance established in 2007 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India to pursue design and manufacturing oriented engineering education, research and to promote the competitive advantage of Indian products in global markets. It was declared as an Institute of National Importance by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, in July 2011, thus becoming the first IIIT to be accorded this status. In 2014, IIIT Bill 2014 was passed by the Parliament on 1 December 2014, thus granting the status of Institutes of National Importance upon the 5 MHRD funded IIITs including IIITDM Kancheepuram. IIITDM Kancheepuram was mentoring IIITDM Kurnool in its new campus at Chennai; the institute offers Dual degrees in various technology areas. Admission to the undergraduate programmes is based on All India Rank in Joint Entrance Examination. Admission to foreigners is through Direct Admission of Students Abroad.
The institute offers M. Des and M. Tech programs as well as Ph. D programs. IIITDM Kancheepuram was ranked in the 151–200 band among engineering colleges in India by National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2018. Samgatha is IIITDM's inter-college technical and cultural festival conducted every year in the month of March, it derives its name from the Sanskrit word "Samgatha" which means "Confluence". The fest consists of around 40 events. Official website
Education in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu is one of the most literate states in India. The state's literacy rate is 80.33% in 2011, above the national average. A survey conducted by the Industry body Assocham ranks Tamil Nadu top among Indian states with about 100% Gross Enrollment Ratio in primary and upper primary education. Tamil Nadu Government Tamil Nadu Higher Education Department Tamil Nadu School Education Department Union Government University Grants Commission All India Council for Technical Education The structure of education in the state is based on the national level pattern with 12 years of schooling, consisting of eight years of elementary education, that is, five years of primary and three years of middle school education for the age groups of 6-11 and 11–14 years followed by secondary and higher Secondary education of two years each besides two years of pre-primary education; the entry age in class 1 is 5+. Pre-primary classes form age group 3 to 4; the higher secondary school certificate enables pupils to pursue studies either in universities or in colleges for higher education in general academic streams and in technical and professional courses.
There were a total of 12855485 children enrolled across the state as of 2010, with the split up of 9797264 students in primary, 1873989 in secondary and 1184232 in higher secondary classrooms. Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education, established in 1910, is under the purview of the Department of Education, Government of Tamil Nadu, India; the Tamil Nadu State Board of School Examination evaluates students' progress by conducting three board examinations-one at the end of class 10 and the others at the end of class 11 & 12. The scores from the class 12 board examinations are used by universities to determine eligibility and as a cut-off for admissions into their programmes. Common: Tamil & English - are Common Medium Languages. Most private schools medium of instruction is English while the government run schools are Tamil medium. Peculiar Cases: The Kendriya Vidyalaya's run by the central government have a dual medium of instruction - English and Hindi. All recognized schools belong to one of the following accreditation systems: Central Board of Secondary Education - for all years of study Indian Certificate of Secondary Education - for all years of study Tamil Nadu State Board - for all years of study Matriculation System for classes K - 10 and automatically rolled over to Tamil Nadu State Board for classes 11 and 12.
Tamil Nadu Anglo-Indian School Leaving Certificate for classes K - 10 and automatically rolled over to Tamil Nadu State Board for classes 11 and 12. Exceptions to the above rule include a few schools that follow the Montessori method, International Baccalaureate, IGCSE or the American system; the Minister of Education, a member of the state legislature, is in overall charge of education in the state. The following Directorates implement those education aspects which are under the control of the School Education Department. Directorate of Elementary Education Directorate of Government Examinations Directorate of Matriculation Schools Directorate of Non-formal and Adult Education Directorate of Public Libraries Directorate of School Education Directorate of Teacher Education and Training State Project Directorate, District Primary Education Programme and SSA Teachers Recruitment Board Tamil Nadu Text-book Corporation State Project Directorate, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan Some of the schemes introduced by the Tamil Nadu government in school education are Computer education Early Childhood Care and Education Girls education Integrated Education for the Disabled Kasturba Gandhi Ballka Vidyalaya Mid-day Meal Scheme National Programme of Education for Girls at Elementary Level Educational satellite Distribution of free textbooks Distribution of free uniforms Distribution of free bus pass ITI Certificate - Regulated by Department of Employment and Training and National Council for Vocational Training Tamil Nadu has 37 universities, 552 engineering colleges.
And 1150 arts college, 2550 schools and 5000 hospitals. Tamil Nadu Directorate Of Technical Education under the control of the Tamil Nadu Higher Education Department deals with Diploma, Post Diploma, Post Graduate courses and Research programmes, it regulates the establishment of technical institutions including commerce institutions such as Typewriting and Accountancy. Two types of universities in Tamil Nadu are, Government University, it is run by State Governments of Union of India or Government of Union of India Private University or Deemed University. Tamil Nadu Education in Chennai Education in India Education in Kerala List of Tamil Nadu Government's Educational Institutions Tamilnadu government colleges Tamil Nadu Higher Education Department
Kalakshetra Foundation simply Kalakshetra, is an arts and cultural academy dedicated to the preservation of traditional values in Indian art and crafts in the field of Bharatanatyam dance and Gandharvaveda music. Based in Chennai, the academy was founded in January 1936 by Rukmini Devi Arundale and her husband George Arundale. Under Arundale's guidance, the institution achieved national and international recognition for its unique style and perfectionism. In 1962, Kalakshetra moved to a new campus in Besant Nagar, occupying 40 hectares of land. In January 1994, an Act of the Parliament of India recognised the Kalakshetra Foundation as an "Institute of National Importance." Kalakshetra known as the Kalakshetra Foundation, was established by Rukmini Devi Arundale, along with her husband, George Arundale, a well-known theosophist, in Adyar, Chennai, in 1936. She invited not only the best students but noted teachers and artists to be a part of this institution. Year-long celebrations, including lectures and festivals marked her 100th birth anniversary, on 29 February 2004, at Kalakshetra and elsewhere in many parts of the world.
On 29 February, a photo exhibition on her life opened at the Lalit Kala Gallery in New Delhi, President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam released a photo-biography and compiled by Sunil Kothari, with a foreword by former president Ramaswamy Venkataraman. In 2016, marking its 80th year, the Kalakshetra Foundation held a'Remembering Rukmini Devi’ festival of music and dance. Having studied the Pandanallur style for three years, in 1936 Rukmini Devi Arundale started working on developing her own, style of Bharatanatyam, she staged various Bharatanatyam-based ballets. The Kalakshetra style is noted for its angular, ballet-like kinesthetics, its avoidance of Recakas and of the uninhibited throw of the limbs. According to Sankara Menon, her associate from Kalakshetra’s beginnings, Rukmini Devi raised Bharatanatyam to a puritan art form, divorced from its controversial past by "removing objectionable elements" from the Pandanallur style, publicly criticized by Indian dancer Tanjore Balasaraswati and other representatives of Tamil Nadu's traditional Isai Velalar culture.
Love outside parameters considered "chaste" was not to be portrayed. Balasaraswati said that "the effort to purify Bharatanatyam through the introduction of novel ideas is like putting a gloss on burnished gold or painting the lotus". Lawyer and classical artist E. Krishna Iyer said about Rukmini Devi, "There is no need to say that before she entered the field, the art was dead and gone or that it saw a renaissance only when she started to dance or that she created anything new, not there before". Rukmini Devi College of Fine Arts Rukmini Devi Museum Koothambalam Craft Education and Research Centre Notable alumni include Radha Burnier, Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, Sanjukta Panigrahi, C. V. Chandrasekhar, Adyar K. Lakshman, Jayashree Narayanan, Leela Samson, Jaya Thyagarajan, Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Ananda Shankar Jayant. Fredericks, Leo: Poet in Kalakshetra. Madras 1977 Kalakshetra Foundation: Kalakshetra Brochure Nachiappan, C.: Rukmini Devi, Bharata Natya. Kalakshetra Publications, Chennai 2003 Nachiappan, C.: Rukmini Devi, Dance Drama.
Kalakshetra Publications, Chennai 2003 Ramani, Shakuntala: Sari, the Kalakshetra tradition. Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai 2002 Sarada, S.: Kalakshetra-Rukmini Devi, reminiscences. Kala Mandir Trust, Madras 1985 Kalakshetra official website
Karthick Naren is an Indian filmmaker, producer who works in Tamil cinema. Naren was born on 23rd July 1994 in Tamilnadu to MNG Mani and Saradha Mani. A native of Ooty, he spent most part of his life in Coimbatore. Naren completed his schooling at Lisieux Matriculation Higher Secondary School, he went on to join Mechanical Engineering at Kumaraguru College of Technology. He dropped out during his third year of Mechanical engineering course to pursue a career in filmmaking. Karthick had directed several award-winning short films like Pradhi and Nirangal Moondru before his silver screen debut. Naren made his directorial debut at the age of 22 with the critically and commercially successful thriller Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru. Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru was bankrolled by his home banner Knight Nostalgia Filmotainment; the film crossed 100-days at the box office, becoming one of the highest grossing debut films in Kollywood. The film made Naren one of the most promising directors in Tamil Cinema. Naren's sophomore project Naragasooran has a stellar cast of Kollywood - Tollywood biggies.
Starring Arvind Swamy, Shriya Saran, Sundeep Kishan and Indrajith, the shoot of the film has been completed in 41 days. Naragasooran is produced by Badri Kasturi of Shradda Entertainment; the film is expected to hit the screens in October 2018. Karthick Naren's upcoming projects include Naadaga Medai under his banner Knight Nostalgia Filmotainment and an untitled project starring S. T. R. produced by Vijaya Productions Pilot FilmPradhiShort filmsPra-la-yam Vizhiyin Suvadugal Nirangal Monndru Oomai Kural- The Surreal Silence Kathrick Naren on IMDb