3 20th June February 2006 TO MAKE EVERY MAN A SUCCESS AND NO MAN A FAILURE. - Dr. K.C.G. VERGHESE ( ). Verghese Awards for Exc
4 EDITOR S DESK 2 Dear Readers, The University has won numerous awards, accolades and achievements this year, and this issue of HCELLENCE lists out the same. This couldn t have been possible without the good spirits of the management, staff and students. They have put in their best efforts and will hopefully continue to do so in the future as well. We are pleased with the calibre we have reached and of course, we are looking it to make our merits bigger and better in the next academic year. Furthermore, I would like to give a special mention to the students in the Editorial team who have done a great job in compiling this edition. Have a good read! Dr. P. MANIVANNAN Editor & Professor, Aero Dept. EDITORIAL MEMBERS Dr. N. RAJASEKHARAN NAIR Dean School of Science & Humanities Mr. SAMUEL T. JACOB Asst. Registrar Dr. AKKARA SHERINE Professor Dept. of Languages Mr. SHEISMON K. FRANCIS Trainee Editor Mr. L. CHANDRU Editorial Asst. Mr. SANTHOSH MATHEW Photographer
5 CONTENTS 3 1. Messages 2. Annual Report International Collaborations 4. Campus Events 5. Reports 5.1 Research Centres 5.2 School Reports 6. Activities 7. Rank Holders 8. Rankings 9. Media Clips
7 MESSAGES 5
8 6 CHANCELLOR Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese
9 7 9 The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. -Robert M. Hutchins Education plays a major role in one s life. Imparting education to the present youth is a challenging task because they are more exposed to the modern technologies through various resources available outside the academic arena. They acquire boundless knowledge outside the classroom. Hence it becomes a herculean effort to captivate the young ones in the class. However this challenge can be successfully faced by providing a congenial environment, modern teaching aids, experienced teaching community and individual attention to students. The prime objective of any educational institution is to mould its students as ideal and successful social citizens. In order to realize this objective, our Founder Chairman, Dr. K.C.G. Verghese established the Hindustan Group of Institutions with a vision, To Make Every Man a Success and No Man a Failure. Hindustan University functions on the basis of the vision of our Founder Chairman. The education provided in Hindustan University is for a lifetime. The curricula and syllabi of the University focus on providing an education which will help the students to overcome challenges that they face in their professional and personal life. The Memoranda of Understanding, the University has signed with various prestigious international universities and multinational companies offer the faculty and students an opportunity to interact and gain a vast knowledge in their respective fields of specialization. Hindustan University also encourages its students to participate in various international competitions, thereby providing them a global exposure. During the academic year , Hindustan University has taken remarkable strides and progress, aiming at a peak performance in the years to come. I congratulate the editorial team of HCELLENCE 14 for recording the path tread by Hindustan University during the academic year
10 8 PRO CHANCELLOR Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese
11 9 1 I am really happy to note that this academic year was an eventful one and the institution has won several awards and accolades to its credit. Few of the prominent awards received by the institution are the Worldwide Achievers Award 2014, during the India Education Excellences Award Programme 2014 for the outstanding service and contribution to the education sector, National Educational Excellence Award 2014 presented by Associated Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ASSOCHAM) India for the best B-School in South India and Campus Corporate 2013 Award for Hindustan University as the 2nd best institution in India. It is a proud moment for the entire Hindustan Group of Institutions as it celebrates its 45 years of legacy in educational arena soaring forward with the vision of the Founder Chairman, Late Dr. KCG Verghese. This year will be etched in the history of HGI as a glorious one for it witnessed a dual accomplishment; the completion of 45 years of HIET and the inauguration of Hindustan International School at HIET Guindy Campus. It is noteworthy to mention that several conferences and workshops were held both at the national and international levels at Hindustan University and several MoU s were signed with reputed organisations. An important milestone of the institution of recent times is the fruition of the tripar tite agreement with Cranfield University, UK and MBDA for the joint development and delivery of academic programmes in the defence sector. The Centre of Defence Technology Studies of Hindustan University has also introduced India s first ever 2 year MBA Defence Technology Program in the Private sector. The commendable feat of students participating in global competitions has been a regular feature at Hindustan University every year. The students have been achieving glory at international levels especially winning NASA competitions consecutively for the past three years, it needs a laudable appreciation. A unique achievement of the staff and students this year is that the Hindustan Mars Rover team contested in the finals of University Rover Challenge-2014 organized by Mars Society, USA at NASA s Mars Desert Research Centre. As you unfurl the pages of the HCELLENCE 14 magazine I m sure it would provide an excellent reading related to the achievements and happenings of the entire academic year of all the departments in a nutshell. I congratulate the faculty, staff and students of Hindustan University for the successful completion of this academic year. I also congratulate the editorial team for their exemplary work in bringing out this issue.
12 10 VICE CHANCELLOR Dr. S. Ramachandran
13 11 In today s world, universities must be responding fast to the changing needs and the emerging challenges of the society and nation. At Hindustan we are doing that by providing the necessary knowledge, skills and talents to our students through our education, training and research. In addition to this, we are constantly and continuously improving our teaching learning process by updating our curricula and syllabi launching new specialization courses in emerging areas expanding our infrastructure engaging new faculties improving our interactions with the industries increasing our research activities improving our innovation initiatives strengthening our international collaborations in research and teaching training our students in life skills constantly updating and refreshing the faculty through faculty development programmes encouraging and supporting the students participation in international competitions enabling student and faculty exchange with universities abroad etc. During the last academic year, we have signed more than 10 MoUs with international universities and 5 MoUs with leading industries such as Toyota, Volkswagen, Intel etc. Our research publications have increased to more than 300 and we have received project funding worth of Rs. 1.3 crores. We have also filed applications for 18 patents. We are also making significant progress through our sincere efforts and hard work in every discipline and making us one of the competitive higher education institutions in the State and in the Country. The increasing number of awards and accolades won by our institution, faculty and students show that we are getting better. The magazine HCELLENCE 2014 is a narrative summary of the activities of Hindustan University and it is brought out every year by an efficient team of people to record our achievements. I appreciate and congratulate the team for bringing out this magazine. During the coming year also we must all continue our efforts and involve ourselves in making Hindustan University as one of the best higher education institute in the country.
14 12 It gives me immense pleasure to know that Hindustan University is bringing out its annual magazine HCELLENCE 14. I understand that it is a testimonial document of the various achievements of the staff and students during this academic year. It is noteworthy to mention that there has been a flurry of academic initiatives this year by the institution. The focus this academic year was on achieving recognition of the institution at global level. With this aim Hindustan University has strengthened its partnership with leading organizations world wide. The institution aims at establishing itself as a globally acclaimed institution and leaves no stone unturned when it comes to identifying future critical research areas, exploring innovative curriculum and educational opportunities, academia-industry partnerships, staff and students exchange programmes etc. Imparting quality education ofcourse has been an intensive drive this academic year. The initiatives taken on a war footing note by the University authorities to emphasize and focus on these aspects namely quality of facilities, quality of teaching, regular updation of courses, providing specialised and innovative curriculum. I m proud to note that several special value added courses have been incorporated into the curriculum to match the expectations of the employment sector thereby bridging the gaps in Industry-Institution interface and to address the issue of low employability. I am glad that the institution has won several awards reiterating its stance as one of the most sought after institution in India. Participation of our University staff members and students in international conferences, global competitions has given the institution opportune moments for exposure at global level. It is heartening to note that this magazine serves as an important media to record the several recognitions and accomplishments by students and staff in curricular and co-curricular activities both at the national as well as international levels. Congratulations to the editorial team for bringing forth the annual magazine HCELLENCE 14. DIRECTOR Dr. Aby Sam
15 13 Hindustan University is a recipient of many International and National awards of which, I will mention about 2 recent awards: The University received the Worldwide Achievers Award during the India Education Excellence Award 2014 programme held on 14th April 2014 at New Delhi for the outstanding service and contribution to the education sector.the Award was presented by Hon ble Minister Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human Resource Development and received by Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, Hindustan University. The University received the Education Excellence Award from Mr. Oommen Chandy, Hon ble Chief Minister of Kerala for offering over Rs. 2 Crore worth scholarships for Sports persons during the International Olympic Day celebration organised by the Thiruvananthapuram District Olympic Association in collaboration with Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Kerala on 23rd June I dedicate these awards to all the faculty and students. The University entered into an agreement with the international Business Machines Corporation (IBM), the world s largest IT company, on 21st May 2014 to offer Cloud based programs in Engineering and Management (U.G & P.G). The University has tied up with Volkswagen Group, the No 1, Automobile manufacturing company (Fortune 500 World s Largest Corporations). Hindustan University will be offering the Advanced Diploma in Autotronics program for the first time in India. Hindustan University has tied up with Yaskawa Robotics, Japan, the world s largest manufacturer of Robots and Automation equipment. This Robots facility established in the University has the specialized Robots and tools & offers many programs for the students and professionals. Ask not what your country can do for you Ask what you can do for your country. -John F. Kennedy I wish the graduate students the very best and to stay connected with the Hindustan Alumni Association (HITSAA). DIRECTOR Mr. Ashok Verghese
16 REGISTRAR 14 Dr. Pon. Ramalingam I heartily extend my greetings to the Editorial team for bringing out HCELLENCE 14. This magazine will highlight the path tread by Hindustan University during the academic year The University has made remarkable achievements in academics, sports,culturals and community development. Our students have participated in many events both in India and abroad. Their participation and involvement in these events has brought laurels to the institution.in this academic year the University has signed many MoUs with national and international universities like Deakin University, Australia for exchange of staff and students. MoUs with multi-national companies like Volkswagen, IBM, INTEL also provide the students a practical exposure to the modern technologies used in the industries. The University has also won many awards for its excellence in academics, research, extra-curricular and other activities. I am sure that the HCELLENCE 14 will bring to limelight the achievements of Hindustan University in the academic year At this juncture, I like to record my wishes to Hindustan University to achieve more success in its future endeavours. CONTROLLER OF EXAMINATION Academic year has been an excellent year for Hindustan University. The institution and the management have won several laurels for academic excellence and contributions to educational field at national and international levels. Staff and students too have achieved laurels in their respective fields. Hcellence Magazine 2014 is a document to record all the achievements of the academic year. I m proud to mention that most of the students have performed well in their examinations. This year we witnessed five doctorates of Hindustan University receiving their degrees. I consider it a privilege to provide a message through this print media.i congratulate the editorial team for compiling this edition of the university magazine. I wish the readers would be engrossed by the articles and reports of various departments of our institution. Mr. L. Jayachandran
17 THE INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (IET) 15 I am extremely delighted that Hindustan University is bringing out a magazine, Hcellence for the academic year I am proud to realize that Hindustan University is ranked as one of the premier Institutions among the private engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu - a recent survey. This is the testimony to the quality of education imparted by the Institution. I also appreciate the management for providing updated outcome based syllabi, efficient teaching fraternity, excellent research and infrastructure facilities and congenial environment for achieving this feat. It is heartening to note that this Institution has taken several initiatives to keep up with technology savvy world and produce high end technology professionals with the requisite people skills as they are the most sought after skills across the globe. I also extend my appreciation that the University conducts conferences, seminars, training programmes and workshops both at the National and International levels. I applaud the initiatives taken by this institution to conduct mega events such as ADCOM, OBERF 2013, ICMENC I m happy to note these conferences were conducted during the academic year , for the benefit of the academia of our nation and also at global level. I also appreciate the university for the efforts they have taken to have an academic affiliate with IET which is one of the renowned professional bodies in the world. The magazine is the right forum to expose the happenings of the Institution every academic year. It encompasses the achievements of students and staff in various departments, both in curricular and extracurricular activities. I congratulate the editorial team for their efforts in bringing out this magazine. Mr. G. PANDIAN, Chairman, IET INTERNATIONAL BUISNESS MACHINE CORPORATION (IBM) There is a strong demand for skilled technology and trained management professionals. The IBM Innovation Center for Education initiative will equip the students, at Hindustan University, to adapt to the dynamics in the industry and drive technology and business innovation. The Analytics & BFSI (Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance)courses will provide deep theoretical knowledge to the students, coupled with broad-based industry alignment, interaction, talent discoverability as well as excellence in their professional practice. Mr. SUBRAM NATRAJAN Executive : System Solutions IBM, India South Asia
18 16 FEDERATION OF INDIAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (FICCI) The contribution by Hindustan University in the field of education has been enormous right from its inception in the year I am happy to note that this Institution has taken several initiatives to make a mark at the global level. The courses offered are unique and I am also aware that Hindustan University is the only Institution in India that is offering a course in Defence Studies, in collaboration with Cranfield University, U.K. The numerous student exchange programmes and successful implementation of the same proves that the Institution aims for a world class university. This document, Hcellence, will definitely provide a glimpse of this reputed Institution and the readers will have a wonderful journey into the world of academia, sports, and many more as they flip through the pages of this well designed magazine. I personally congratulate the staff and students for achieving laurels in the field of academics and co-curricular activities both in India and abroad. I am proud to give this congratulatory message through this forum and I appreciate the dedication of the management, staff and students for their enthusiasm, ceaseless efforts in bringing accolades to this Institution. Mr. M RAFEEQUE Chairman, FICCI I wish them all the best! COUNCIL OF ARCHITECTURE (COA) Imagination is more important than knowledge -Albert Einstein It is indeed a privilege to pen a message for Hindustan University magazine Hcellence. It deserves recognition through this publication for bringing out the best in the staff and students by mentioning the outstanding achievements. It is noteworthy that the university is regularly conducting National / International seminars and conferences in emerging areas of Engineering and Technology and have received awards like the Times of India Edupreneurs Award, Eminent Engineer of the Nation Award, World Wide Achievers Award, National Educational Excellence Award (ASSOCHAM), etc. in recognition of exemplary commitment and positive contribution to education. I extend my congratulations to the students, staff and management of Hindustan University and also appreciate the endeavours of the editorial team in bringing out this magazine. PROF. UDAY C. GADKARI President, COA India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
19 INDIAN GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL (IGBC) 17 It gives me immense pleasure to note that the Hindustan University is releasing the Annual Magazine Hcellence. I am happy to see the creditable growth that the University has accomplished over the past 30 years. Over the years, Hindustan University has established itself as reputable Institution offering high standards of Technical education. I am aware, having visited your Institution on a few occasions, of the progressive educational ideas that you are implementing. I also experienced the conducive environment that you have created for learning and application in the field of Engineering and Technology. This is a yeomen service that the Institution is doing towards equipping young Indians to mould the future of the country and accelerate progress towards global leadership in Engineering and I am also happy that Hindustan University and your Department of Architecture in particular, has displayed commendable awareness towards the propagation of Green Building & Design practices by being one of the first Institutions in Tamil Nadu in the creation of IGBC Student Chapter which is a testimony to your commitment towards Sustainable Development. Ar. C. N. RAGHAVENDRAN Chairman (IGBC) - Chennai Chapter YASKAWA ROBOTICS, INDIA It is indeed enlightening to know that Hindustan University, one of the premium engineering institutions in India, has completed more than 30 years of service in the field of education. Yaskawa India Pvt. Ltd. (Robotics Division) is proud to be associated with this institution which has immense potential in the area of robotics. Our organization has partnered with Hindustan University in academic, training and research activities to promote skilled man power and knowledge in the field of robotics and automation. The centre will be an interdisciplinary platform for the students and faculty to explore their ideas in robotics. All the best to the team behind it for bringing out and make it successful. Mr. KENIMAMURA Vice President (Robotics Division) Yaskawa India Pvt. Ltd.
20 18 ANNUAL REPORT Vice Chancellor 1 It is with immense pride that I present the Annual report for the year This report is the compilation of the curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities of the University, knowledge generation, application-research and action research; and dissemination of knowledge, consultancy, professional support, publications and placement. There has been a significant increase in all quarters which was possible because of the wholehearted involvement of our faculty members, staff and students ably guided and encouraged by the Management. 2 AWARDS/RECOGNITION Dr. (Mrs.) Elizabeth Verghese, Chairperson of Hindustan Group of Institutions (HGI) and Chancellor of Hindustan University received:- 1. Women Super Achiever Award from Asian Education Leadership in recognition of her profound role as a leader in the educational field Edupreneur Award 2013 from the The Times Group of India for her outstanding contribution to the State Education Sector for providing excellent quality and value education in the field of Higher Education. 3. Eminent Engineer of the Nation Award from the Institute of Engineers at the 28th Indian Engineering Congress in recognition of her contribution in imparting quality education by facilitating creativity and innovative thinking by creating an exclusive learning ambience in the Hindustan Group.
21 Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Pro Chancellor, Hindustan University & CEO, HGI received the Edupreneur Award 2013 Instituted by The Times Group of India from Dr. K. Rosaiah, Hon ble Governor of Tamil Nadu in recognition of exemplary commitment and contribution to education in Tamil Nadu on 28th September Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, Hindustan University, received the Worldwide Achievers Award during the India Education Excellences Award 2014 programme held on 14th April 2014, at New Delhi for the outstanding service and contribution to the education sector. The Award was presented by Hon ble Minister Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human Resource Development The University received the Education Excellence Award from Mr. Oommen Chandy, Hon ble Chief Minister of Kerala for offering over Rs. 2 crore worth scholarships for Sports persons during the International Olympic Day celebration organised by the Thiruvananthapuram District Olympic Association in collaboration with Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Kerala on 23rd June 2014.
22 INSTITUTION AWARDS Good Green Governance Awards 2014 in the educational institutions category for its green initiatives taken in the campus to protect and conserve the environment. The award was presented at the India International Centre, Max Muller Marg, New Delhi. 2. School of Management has been presented the Best B-School in South India award by ASSOCHAM as a part of their National Education Summit held recently Hindustan University has been awarded, Campus2 Corporate 2013 Award for the second best institution in India by the HR Club, an association of HR professionals from the industry. 4. Dr. Rama Krishna Sayee, Coordinator, Youth Red Cross Hindustan University received the award from the Governor of Tamil Nadu and President Indian Red Cross Society, Tamil Nadu Branch, on 1st October 2013 at Raj Bhavan Chennai, for having mobilized more than 100 donors during the Blood Donation Camp. 5. Dr. P. Manivannan Coordinator National Service Scheme received the award from Dr. (Mrs.) Meena Muthiah, Founder, Madras Voluntary Blood Bureau for mobilizing more than 500 units of blood in the academic year on 20th August INSTITUTION RANKING 2 3 HR Club Award Ranked No. 2 in India on Corporate Employability School of Management, Hindustan University has secured the 27th rank in the country, in the Higher Education Review Beyond IIMs - Top 50B schools in India. It stands 10th in South India, 5th in Tamil Nadu and 2nd in Chennai. 4 5
23 21 STAFF AWARDS 1. Mr. Sudalai Muthu, Asst. Professor, School of Computing Sciences received the Pearson Teaching Award for Innovation in Teaching Private Institution 1 2. Dr. D. Dinakaran, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering has been awarded with Young Technology Faculty Award on 09th February 2014 at Noida, by EET CRS (Research Wing for Excellence in Professional Education And Industry) Technology Leadership Award 2013 for his contribution towards Academic Research, Industry Collaborated Research and Product Development. 2 The projects of Dr. D. Dinakaran, Mr. Sudalai Muthu, Mr.Thangakumar and Mr. G. Muthukumaran won the top ten most popular entries out of 1,354 entries in the NASA Tech Briefs-Create the Future Design Contest INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION Six international agreements were signed with the following Universities a) SIAS International University China signed an MoU by Dr.Linda Fraser Jacobsen, Provost and Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor on 24th September 2013 for academic collaboration. a b) Hindustan University signed an MoU with Deakin University Australia on 2nd September 2013 to promote academic activities and projects of mutual interest. c) Hansei University, Korea d) Woosuk University, Korea e) Riga Technical University, Europe f) Korean Trade - Investment promotion Agency(KOTRA), Korea b
24 INDUSTRY PARTNERS 22 TOYOTA KIRLOSKAR MOTOR Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) signed a MoU with Hindustan University, Chennai on the event of the launch of Toyota Sales Education Foundation (TSEF) on 15th November Hindustan University is the first institute in South India with whom TKM has entered into MoU with respect to the TSEF program. IEEE A MoU was entered between Hindustan University and IEEE on 24th January 2014 for the establishment of collaborative academic and research interaction. YASKAWA Centre for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence System (ROBOARTIS), Hindustan University and Yaskawa, India (Robotics Division) will be establishing the lab for Research and Development, Industrial Consultancy and Advanced Training in the field of Robotics and Automation. It is a leading manufacturer of Industrial Robotics & Factory Automation Systems in Japan. MoU with Yaskawa will be signed in INTEL Department of Electronics and Instrumentation, Hindustan University in collaboration with the Intel Corporation inaugurated the Centre for Excellence on 12th February The students are trained by experts on Intel ATOM Processor and develop applications using either Open Source / Certified Software. TOYOTA KIRLOSKAR MOTOR IEEE IBM The University entered into an agreement with the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), the world s largest IT company, on 21st May 2014 to offer Cloud based programs in Engineering and Management (U.G & P.G) VOLKSWAGEN The University has tied up with Volkswagen Group, the No 1, Automobile manufacturing company (Fortune 500 World s Largest Corporations). Hindustan University will be offering the Advanced Diploma in Autotronics program for the first time in India.
25 ACADEMIC AFFILIATION 23 NAAC B Grade National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Peer Committee visited Hindustan University from 28th to 30th May The University received B Grade from the NAAC. HITS score was higher than many reputed institutions. NAAC IAO Accreditation Hindustan University was accredited by International Accreditation Organization (IAO) on 18th June IAO is an international quality assurance agency, working to improve quality assurance standards of organizations all over the world. With its global network of experts, IAO grants accreditation to educational institutions, corporations, professionals and qualified individuals. IET Academic Affiliate Hindustan University received the Academic affiliate Certificate awarded by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), United Kingdom in the academic Year The IET is one of the world s leading professional societiesfor the engineering and technology community, and provides a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the positive role of Science, Engineering and Technology around the world.
26 PUBLICATIONS 1. No. of Papers published by Faculty in International Journals No. of papers published by Faculty in National Journals No. of papers presented by Faculty in International Conferences No. of Papers presented by Faculty in National Conference No. of Papers presented by students in International Journals No. of Papers presented by students in National Journals 2 7. List of Papers presented by students in International Conference List of Papers presented by students in National Conference 69 Total 521 PROJECTS Following four Projects have been sanctioned by Agencies such as Department of Atomic Energy (Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences), and DRDO (Naval Research Board). The total cost of these projects is Rs Lakhs. Two of them were sanctioned during Characterization and Utilization of High volume fly ash on Concrete for Structure Application 2. Intelligent Systems for adaptive enhancement of Images of Underwater objects 3. Enhancement of photovoltaic efficiency by downconversion phosphors for underwater solar panels towards naval applications Dr. P. S.Joanna & Dr. Jessy Rooby, Civil Dr.M.M.Ramya, Dept. of MCA Dr.R.Sudarkodi, CENCON BRNS, DAE NRB (DRDO) NRB (DRDO) 4. Development of CO2 Absorbant (Sodalime) meeting IS-5321 Standards Dr.P.S. Raghavan, Dept. of Chemistry NRB (DRDO) Total 90 lakhs One Project worth Rs Lakhs has been approved by DST (Alternate Fuel Programme).Five Projects worth Rs Lakhs have been shortlisted. 25 projects worth more than Rs.12 Crores have been submitted.