Category Archives: Sona College

Sona appreciates Mr.Aravind Pradeep

S.Arvind Pradeep has secured All India Rank 811 in the recently concluded Civil services Examination ,2017.  He is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from PSG college of Technology(2007-2011) batch.He has been preparing for the exams since 2011 and finally tasted success in his 5th attempt.

He has been a part of Sona family since 2016 training students for the prestigious IAS exams through the SWADESH programme as well as motivating them to choose a career to serve the nation. The first batch has been successfully completed with 77 candidates and 2nd batch in underway with 45 candidates.

DefExpo 2018

Sona College of Technology participated in the DefExpo 2018, organized by the Ministry of Defence, and inaugurated by the PM Narendra Modi, in Chennai. Sona College showcased its expertise across the engineering, animation/e-learning, and IT & analytics sectors. The booth attracted a lot of interest from the government, defense, and private industries.

Hon’ble Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman visits Sona College of Technology booth at the DefExpo 2018.

ISTE – Best Student Award 2017

Sajetha S, 3rd year – IT and S. Janani, final year – EEE bagged  “ISTE – Chapter Best Student Award for the year 2017” and the students team Anu priya E, Bavithra V, Febronia Priscilla S, Hemasudha R of final year EEE won “ISTE – Manakula Vinayagar Award for Best Student Project” during the ISTE Tamilnadu section Annual Convention for Engineering College students  held on 10th April 2018 at Tagore Engineering College, Chennai.

Is your Private data Safe with Facebook?

As Facebook falls under scrutiny for its role in data-harvesting, experts say Australians might also be at risk of having their online privacy breached.  What is behind data-mining?  who is involved in it and who is impacted? Kulasegaram Sanchayan explores with expert comments from Dr.B.Sathiyabhama, Professor and Head,Department of CSE,Sona College of Technology,Salem, Tamil Nadu, India; and journalist Mythili Sampathkumar.

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SONA NPTEL Local chapter has bagged “AA” rating based on the best performance of our college students and faculties in July – December 2017 run of NPTEL Online Certification examinations.  The performance of SONA NPTEL Local Chapter is tabulated as follows

Present Gold Elite Successful Participation Topper
200 3 113 74 10 10

Our management has congratulated Dr.J.Senthilkumar,Prof/IT (SPoC – SONA NPTEL LOCAL CHAPTER) for his contribution in motivating the students and faculties to appear for examinations of NPTEL courses. Due to his efforts, our college has bagged “AA” rating for the past 3 runs of NPTEL Examinations. Also, Dr.J.Senthilkumar, Prof/IT has been awarded “Best SPoC” by NPTEL for promoting NPTEL courses in the college.

Our management has appreciated the top performers (GOLD or ELITE + TOPPERS) SPoC and NPTEL department coordinators of our college and issued a NPTEL certificate to individual achiever on March 16th, 2018. The details of top performers is tabulated as follows Name Designation / Department Course Name Certificate Type
1 Dr.J AKILANDESWARI Professor & HOD / IT Fundamentals of Database Systems Elite + Topper
2 Dr. SATHIYAMOORTHI V ASP / CSE Fundamentals of Database Systems Elite + Topper
3 ARIVOLI M AP/CIVIL Outcome based pedagogic principles for effective teaching Elite + Topper
4 NADHIRA KC III YEAR/CSE Programming, data structures and algorithms using python Gold + Topper
5 GOWTHAMSRINIVASAN.S III YEAR /CIVIL Reinforced Concrete Road Bridges Gold + Topper
6 RENUGA M Professor & HOD / English Technical english for engineers Elite + Topper
7 M ARUMUGAM MAHARAJA III YEAR/CIVIL Integrated Waste Management for a Smart City Gold + Topper
8 Dr. S.VASANTHI ASP / IT Computer Organization and Architecture Elite + Topper
9 V.PADMASARANYA III YEAR/ECE Analog communication Elite
10 NISHAR ALI III  YEAR/MECH Applied Ergonomics Elite + Topper

“Sona signing MoU with VMware”


A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Sona College of Technology, Salem and VMware,an industry-leading Virtualization Software Company @ ECE Conference Hall by 11am on April 3, 2018. Mr.R.S.Sachin Kumar, Regional Program Manager, VMware IT Academy, Bengaluru was the guest of honour representing VMware.



Sona inks an MoU with its alumni startup

Sona College of Technology signed a MoU with SALIEABS Electronics Engineers LLP, Salem for various joint research collaborations and teaching efforts. SALIEABS Electronics Engineers LLP is an Initiative under the ‘Startup India’ by two dynamic Sona alumnus of Electronics and Communication Engg. Harsha Prasanna and Raj Vignesh.

Speaking on the occasion, the Principal, Dr S.R.R.Senthil Kumar appreciated the contribution of SALIEABS Electronics Engineers LLP towards the FIFA World Cup 2016.

Dr Sabeenian, HoD, ECE pointed out the collaborations made by the alumni entrepreneurs with watch companies towards ‘Smart Watch’ development. He also emphasized on utilizing the student Human Resource available at Sona towards various projects thereby giving them a exposure to industry.

The signed MoU focuses on collaborative research, collective teaching, product development and industry expertise to students.

Best of Best Speakers Forum Award

Vice chairman Mr. Thyagu Valliappa appreciates Ms. S. Priyanka and Ms. P. Swathika for their Best performance at Sona’s Students Speakers Forum.

Best of Best Speakers Forum Award
On the Annual Day an award was given to the best of best among the speakers in the speaker forum:

Best of Best Speakers

1   PRIYANKA S      Organ Transplantation          II ECE      02-05-2018
2   SWATHIKA P     Poverty Is A State Of Mind    III IT         28/02/18