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Chocko Valliappa’s article

NEP 2020 scores high on intent, but will the implementation match?

By Chocko Valliappa

It’s refreshing to see India get future-ready with a long-needed change in education policy. The National Education Policy (NEP) is welcome on many counts. On the intent side, it gets high scores. Here are the hits and misses.

Read more : https://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/nep-2020-scores-high-on-intent-but-will-the-implementation-match/2053340/

NEP 2020: The devil is in the implementation detail

ny policy reform, especially after 34 years, is always welcome, more so when the world is changing so fast. The National Education Policy 2020 (NEP) is a step in the right direction. On the intent side it gets high scores. The vision is to extend the reach of education and double the gross enrolment ratio (GER) from current 26 per cent to 50 per cent in 15 years. An increased education budget of six per cent will be great for furthering education. Extending the Right to Education and making education free till the 12th grade will increase access through affordability.

Read more :

https://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/nep-2020-scores-high-on-intent-but-will-the-implementation-match/2053340/

Can we find the right balance in our labour laws?

The Covid crisis, which has thrown the spotlight on migrant workers, could be the opportunity to formalise our workforce

Just over 100 years ago, my great-grandfather, Kalaithanthai Karumuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar, fought vociferously for the plight of the Tamil immigrants in Ceylon under the clutches of the Kanganies (supervisors of labour). He was inspired by Gandhiji’s fight for the rights of mining workers in South Africa. These workers were taken away from Tamil Nadu by Kanganies and placed to work in tea estates in Ceylon for 30-45 cents per day. They would be given loans to survive which they could not repay and consequently became bonded labour.

Read more : https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/specials/people-at-work/can-we-find-the-right-balance-in-our-labour-laws/article31736196.ece

smart india hackathon 2020

Sona student team Go-Agro has secured first Prize at National Level Hackathon 2020

Smart India Hackathon 2020 Winners

Smart India Hackathon 2020 is a nationwide initiative to provide students a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem solving. Smart India Hackathon 2020 was organized by MHRD in association with AICTE under hardware and software editions. Over 344 problem statements were released under software edition. In that, 243 problem statement solutions were selected for the finals at 40 Nodal centers across the Country. Our Team GO-AGRO participated under the organization “Ministry of Agricultural Co-operation and farmer welfare” under the Nodal Centre Techno India University, West Bengal. The Students team of GO-AGRO consists of C.Manimoliselvan, B.Dinesh Kumar, S.Manikandan and S.Lokeshwar from Civil Engineering, S.A.Kungumaswetha from Computer Science and S.Suvetha from Electronics and Communication Engineering mentored by Dr.R.Malathy, Head of the Department, Civil Engineering and Mr.N.Karruppaswamy, Research scholar.

Problem Statement:
Requirements for developing IT solutions for precision-based irrigation,
fertilization, crop growth maturity of the major commodity in Agriculture.
Our Solution:
Enhancing Crop yield using Magnet in available water with help of IoT without the use of any type of fertilizers and pesticides

In the Nodal Centre, 5 problem statements were registered by 25 teams.  The Problem Statement was IT Solutions for precision based irrigation, fertigation, crop growth, crop maturity in Horticulture (SB109) and the Solution given by our team is – Enhancing Crop yield using Magnet in available water with help of IoT without the use of any type of fertilizers and pesticides. The grand finale was started on 1st August which was Virtual Inauguration by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sri.Narendra Modi Ji.

In the finals, our team GO-AGRO has bagged First Prize with cash amount of Rs.1Lakh for the problem statement and overall Third place under the Nodal center. Our Chairman Sri.C.Valliappa, have announced cash prize of Rs.5000 for each student and mentor.

REFRESHER COURSE ON MATERIALS SCIENCE

DATE: 10th to 14th August 2020

REGISTRATION LINK – https://forms.gle/R5yKM7fS2EzRdgzZ8

Account details A/C No: 500101011827258, Beneficiary: Sona College of Technology, Salem, Bank: City Union Bank, Salem Main, IFSC Code: CIUB0000042 MICR Code: 636054002

Convenor Dr.C. Shanthi, HoD/Sciences, Sona College of Technology, Salem

Coordinator : Dr. V. Balasubramanian, Prof.(SG)/Physics, Sona College of Technology, Salem, (mobile No.9443481323)

email -balasubramanianv@sonatech.ac.in

  E-Certificate will be provided                       

RECENT ADVANCEMENT IN CHEMICAL SCIENCES

ONE WEEK ONLINE REFRESHER COURSE

10 – 14 AUGUST 2020

REGISTRATION LINK – https://forms.gle/tDrHD2Y5fc26npmN8

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Registration Fee – 500/-

Account details A/C No: 500101011827258, Beneficiary: Sona College of Technology, Salem, Bank: City Union Bank, Salem Main, IFSC Code: CIUB0000042 MICR Code: 636054002

Convenor Dr.C. Shanthi, HoD/Sciences, Sona College of Technology, Salem

Coordinator : Dr. M. Raja, Asst. Prof.(SG)/Chemistry, Sona College of Technology, Salem,

email – rajam@sonatech.ac.in

E-Certificate will be provided

online training session for art and craft on “Creative Hands for Colorful World

Department of Master of Computer Application is organizing an online training session for art and craft on “Creative Hands for Colorful World”, during 3rd and 4th July 2020 from 5.00 PM to 7.00 PM. This program will be a fantastic session which gives a good exposure to the school kids in doing arts and crafts, making wealth from waste etc., for all occasions.

Art & Crafts

Greetings from Sona College of Technology, Department of MCA !!!

We are happy to invite all the kids from the age group between 8 and 16 for the training session on “Creative Hands for Colorful World”.  This program will be a fantastic session which gives them good exposure in doing arts and crafts, making wealth from waste etc., for all occasions.  

Registration Fee: 118/- (Inclusive of GST for two days)
Payment Details
Account No: 500101011827258
IFSC Code   : CIUB0000042 (for RTGS and NEFT transaction)
Bank Name: City Union Bank
Type of A/C: Savings Bank
We have made arrangements for the participants to pay the registration fee via Paytm, google pay and phone pay.

Event Date & Time: 3rd & 4th July 2020 at 05.00 PM – 7.00 PM

E-Certificates will be given to all the registered participants.

Essential Items: A4 sheets, Black CD marker, Fevicol or Glue gun, Scissors, Sketches, Glitter Foam Sheets, Cardboard, Ice cream sticks.

WhatsApp group will be created for all the registered participants. Meeting Link and further updates will be shared via the WhatsApp group and email ID.

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Online Courses in English

Department of Humanities and Languages

SONA FLAIR (Foreign Language Instruction and Research Centre)

S.NoName of the CourseDurationAmountCoordinator
1Easy English for Kids (age 7 to 10)20 hoursRs. 5009942022481
2Essential English (age 11– 15)20 hoursRs. 5009600034717
3Communication Skills in English30 hoursRs. 10009362810633
4English Grammar for Beginners30 hoursRs. 10009790164514
5Writing Skills for Beginners30 hoursRs. 10008778736698
6Effective Writing Skills30 hoursRs. 10009500583033 8610048225
7Advanced English Language Skills40 hoursRs. 10009087636528
8IELTS40 hoursRs. 60009842963838