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Mechanical engineering trends in 2021 that aspiring engineers should watch out for

Mechanical engineering is the oldest branch of engineering but now, it has come up with new trends that align with our current world. Here’s what aspiring engineers need to know.

With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, businesses have shifted their operations to online platforms while people have been forced to resort to work-from-home lifestyles to prevent the further prevent the spread of the virus.

Additionally, the current era of digital revolution along with advancements in technology integration has brought several industries closer together, pushing their inter-dependence forward to create a symbiotic relationship within various sectors.

https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/featurephilia/story/mechanical-engineering-trends-in-2021-that-aspiring-engineers-should-watch-out-for-1859746-2021-10-01

IITM Incubation Cell, Sona Incubation Foundation to set up Partner Incubator in Salem.

The first ‘Partner Incubator’ in Salem is to be set up jointly by IIT Madras Incubation Cell and Sona Incubation Foundation to promote technology-based entrepreneurs.  

The MOU for this purpose was signed in the presence Mr Chocko Valliappa, Sona Group Vice Chairman on August 27, 2021 in Chennai by Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala on behalf of IITM Incubation Cell and Dr S.R.R Senthilkumar, Principal, Sona College of Technology and Dr. ir. Nirmalesh K. Sampath Kumar, Director, Innovation and R&D at the Sona group and IITMIC’s Strategy Officer Mr Pradeep Murlidhar and Ms Seema Shivanath. 

“We are delighted to bring the first Partner Incubator jointly with IIT Madras Incubation Cell to Salem to promote and support untapped creativity of individual innovators and assist them to become technology-based entrepreneurs,” said Mr Chocko Valliappa, Vice Chairman of Sona group of Institutions.  

“We now look forward to exceptional ideas from students and alumni, especially in areas like electric mobility and wearable technology for use in healthcare,” Mr Chocko Valliappa added.  

A technology veteran, Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Institute Professor at IIT Madras said, “In an effort to find entrepreneurs in the deep interiors of Tamil Nadu we started our search for an ideal institution engaged in serious research with active participation of students in industry projects. In the R&D labs and top academic leadership at Sona group of institutions we found a deep commitment both to research and entrepreneurship.”   

IITMIC has incubated 233 start-ups so far, of these 88 have already in the market. These start-ups have filed for over 125 patents and have generated over 4000 jobs added Professor Ashok. 

Those accepted by Sona’s ‘Partner Incubator’ shall have access to facilities and services extended by IIT Madras Incubation Cell for an initial period of three year. IITMIC will also support the ‘Partner Incubator’ in conducting training, motivational, experiential talks and events to generate excitement, and in building and strengthening its entrepreneurial ecosystem.   

In addition, technical and business mentoring, seed funding, and connect with angels and venture capitalists will also be provided.   

Mr Chocko Valliappa said that while the incubatees at ‘Partner Incubator’ will be free to choose technology areas to deploy in their startups they would encourage ideas that leverage wearable technology as well as e-mobility. 

Sona College alumnus gets gold medal for the best cadet in the DSP training from Tamilnadu Chief Minister

Sona Congratulates Prithviraj Chauhan (2007–2011 batch of Civil Engineering) for receiving the best outgoing cadet award at the passing out parade of (DSP) Deputy Superintendent of Police Trainees at the Tamil Nadu Police Academy at Oonamancherry. The Chief Minister, M. K. Stalin, presented the sword to Prithviraj Chauhan. Prithviraj is basically from Salem and he did his Civil Engineering in Sona College of Technology and in the DSP training he was awarded the Overall Best Cadet.

Gold in outdoor, Silver in shooting, DGP sword winner and he makes Salem proud

SWAYAM-NPTEL Domain Scholar : Ms.D.Komalavalli, Assistant Professor, Information Technology Department!

Ms.D.Komalavalli, AP/IT, Sona College of Technology has secured domain certificate under programming domain from NPTEL.

Department of Information Technology, Sona College of Technology feels proud in congratulating Ms. D. Komalavalli for obtaining programming domain certification from NPTEL by successfully completing 4 core courses and 3 elective courses with a total score of 550/700.

Teqball, Chairman

Mr. Thyagu Valliappa elected as Chairman, T.N Teqball Association.

Mr.Thyagu Valliappa, Vice Chairman, Sona Group, was elected as the Chairman of Tamilnadu Teqball Association at the 1st General Body Meeting of the Tamilnadu Teqball Association last Sunday in Salem. Salem Ophthalmologist Dr. Sasi Kumar was elected as the association President. The Vice-president and other office bearers were also selected. 

The meeting was held on the side lines of the Teqball 1st National Challenger Series Phase -1 tournament which was held in Salem between March 26 to 29, 2021 in the presence of Mr. Vitthal Shirgaonkar, Vice-chairman, Teqball India.

On being elected as the Chairman, Mr. Thyagu Valliappa, discussed with the new office bearers the way forward to promote Teqball in the state offering valuable suggestions. He assured the members of his support to make Teqball a widely played game in the state.

The general body decided on the rules for affiliating district Teqball associations and passed resolutions.