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Signing of MoU Between Sona College of Technology, Salem & Tamilnadu Pollution Control Broad (TNPCB)

Signing of MoU


Sona College of Technology, Salem &

Tamilnadu Pollution Control Broad (TNPCB)

Department of Civil Engineering, Sona college of Technology has signed a MoU with TNPCB on 19th Feb 2016 at Sona College of Technology.

Sri. C. Valliappa, Chairman, Sona College of Technology and Er. A. Rengasamy, District Environmental Engineering, TNPCB, Salem, have signed the agreement.

TNPCB will be installing a Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station (CAAQMS) worth 1.5 crores in Sona College campus for monitoring the ambient air quality of Salem City. The department of Civil Engineering jointly with Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board will be doing research by using the valid air quality data obtained from the sophisticated equipment.

MoU was signed in the presence of Sri. Thyagu Valliappa, Vice Chairman, Sona College of Technology, Dr.V.Jayaprakash, Principal, Sona College of Technology, Dr C.V.Koushik Academic Director, Sona College of Technology, Dr.R.Malathy, Head of the Department , Civil Engineering, Dr. K.Jagadeesan Prof.U.Indira Priya Dharshini,, Prof C.Ganapathy, Dr.L.Vijay Anand, & Prof.S.Karthika of Civil Engineering Department.
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Inauguration of ICI- Salem centre in Civil Department

Inauguration of ICI- Salem centre

The Indian Concrete Institute – Salem Centre was inaugurated on 2nd March 2016 at Sona College of Technology which is the 35th centre of ICI. Er. Venkatraman Secretary, ICI -Chennai Centre welcomed the gathering. Er. R. Radhakrishnan Secretary General, ICI, gave a presentation about ICI. Dr. Manamohan R Kalgal, President, ICI installed the office bearers of the Salem Centre. Dr. R. Malathy, Er. N. Sanjaikumar, Er. M. Arivoli, Dr. P.M. Shanmugavadivu. Dr. D. Jagadeeswaran, Dr. R. Krishnasamy, Er. S. Prabakaran, Er. Jeson John Williams, Er. N. Savitha, Er. A. Meenachi, Er. M. Jagadeeswari and Er. K. Kumaraguruparan were inducted as office bearers of Salem Centre. Dr. R. Malathy Chairman, ICI- Salem Centre gave the acceptance speech. Er. N. Sanjaikumar, Secretary, ICI- Salem Centre proposed the road map of ICI – Salem Centre for the upcoming year. Dr. Manamohan R Kalgal delivered the keynote address on “Applications of Prestressed and Precast Concrete Technology in Building Sector”.

The function was felicitated by Er. Pradeep GC- member, ICI, Dr. V. Jayaprakash, Principal, Sona College of Technology and Er. Suresh, Chairman, Pondicherry Centre. More than 250 members like academicians, practicing engineers, students were present on that occasion.

Dr.M.R.Kalgal, Er.Pradeep, Er.R.Radhakrishnan and Dr.V.Jayaprakash with office bearers of ICI-Salem centre

Signing of MoU Between Sona College of Technology, Salem & IMTI, PWD, Trichy in Civil Department

Signing of MoU


Sona College of Technology, Salem & IMTI, PWD, Trichy


               MoU was signed between Sona College Of Technology and Irrigation Management Training Institute ,PWD ,Trichy on 29th Jan 2016 at Sona College of Technology in the august presence of Dr.R.Malathy, HOD/Civil and Er.K.Manuraj ,Director IMTI ,Trichy. Through this MoU, seminars, workshops, inplant trainings and internships could be organized for the students of SCT. Er. K . Manuraj interacted with the students about the importance of irrigation department, ongoing projects, and job openings in the irrigation sector and clarified a few doubts arised by the students and also encouraged them to carry out projects based on irrigation. He mentioned about automation of canals, in which canal operations can be done through remote control automatically without any necessity of men on- site. The Director proudly declared that they are the number one in conducting workshops and training for both faculty and students on soft skills development in fun method. He also extended a hearty welcome for organizing industrial visits to know about the ongoing projects.

Moreover, Er.Sagaya Raj, Deputy Director for IMTI and Dr. A.Ranganathan, Research Head, IMTI, faculty and students of civil department were present in the session. Finally he concluded by expressing his pleasure to be present on the occasion and wished the students a wonderful future as civil engineers.
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EXCON ‘ 2015


Department of Civil Engineering

(An Autonomous Institution)

Salem – 636005



(Batch 2015-17)

 Name of Exhibition                : EXCON ‘ 2015

Date of the Visit/Time           : 27.11.15 /10.00 am

Venue of exhibition                : Bangalore international exhibition centre (BIEC), Bangalore.

About Exhibition                    : Confederation of Indian Industry is organizing EXCON’2015 – south Asia’s largest Exhibition on Construction Equipment and Construction Technology from 25-29 November 2015 at Bangalore international exhibition centre (BIEC),10th mile, TumkurRoad,madavaraPost,DasanapuraHobli,Bengaluru,Karnataka,india.Indian construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) is sector partner and builders association of India (BAI) is a supporting partner for EXCON 2015. EXCON 2015, currently in its 8th edition will witness the participation of more than 800 exhibitors including 270 international companies. Spread over 2, 20,000 square meters of display area, EXCON will showcase the world’s finest construction equipments/technology and also features the participation of who’s who of the Indian construction equipment industry. Name of the visitors Designation
Deiveegan R Assistant Professor
Jeson john williams W Placement Coordinator
Meenachi A Placement Coordinator
Abinaya B PG student
Akila priyadharshini S PG student
Arulshankaran D PG student
Babu R PG student
Dhavashankaran D PG student
Dinesh P PG student
Hari P PG student
Jesuraj richards A PG student
Saravanan J PG student

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Civil Students Won Best Poster Award in the National Conference at SRM University

The PG students of department of Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering) in SONA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY had participated in “National Conference on Science and Technology for Indigenous Development in India, (NCST –IDI 2015)” Organised by ISCA 2015 in SRM university at Chennai from 26.11.2015 to 28.11.2015. There were almost 94 posters had presented in the conference. The students Mr.V.Bala and M.Jagadesh had presented a poster about “Papercrete Bricks” which mainly reduces the cost and weight when compare to conventional clay or fly ash bricks by using waste papers. Miss. N.Surya presented poster about “Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beam using Synthetic Fabrics” The textile fabrics wrapped over the beam which will enhance the strength of the New & Existing concrete beam and also to reduce the deflection due to loads and it will also control the crack formation Miss.T.Manjupriya presented a poster about “Effect of Magnetically treated water to enhance the strength properties of concrete when compared to the conventional concrete. Miss.M.Thulasi and V.varsha presented about “Light Transmitting Concrete” Which was used for aesthetic purposes in structural Elements by optical fiber without affecting its strength parameters.

From the above participants, Mr.V.Bala and M.jagadesh had won the best poster award  out of 94 posters presented in ISCA 2015 for the topic “Papercrete Bricks”. The Innovative Ideas by the students under the guidance of Dr.R.Malathy, (Department of Civil Engineering) was appreciated by Chairman Mr. C.Valliyappa, Principal Dr.V.Jayaprakash and the academic director Mr.C.V.Koushik.

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Signing of “Memorandum of Understanding” with “Federation of all civil Engineers association of Tamilnadu and Puduchery” (FACEAT&P).

Signing of “Memorandum of Understanding” with “Federation of all civil Engineers association of Tamilnadu and Puduchery(FACEAT&P).
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Dr. R. Malathy elected as Governing Council Member of Indian Concrete Institute

Dr. R. Malathy along with New President ICI Dr. M. R. Kalgal (left) Vice President (south) Mr. Jayashankar (left) and old Vice President Dr. Saraswathi (right). New office bearers of ICI President, 4 Vice Presidents and 9 GC members were installed on 10th October doing AGM meeting held at Kolkatta during 4th Asian Conference on Ecstacy in concrete
(ACECON 2015). These members will to achieve for 2 years (2015 – 2017).


Innovation and Creativity is not a difficult task and it is not a by ‘birth’ quality of a person and it can be acquired. When we try to substitute something with an existing one, it can be called an innovation. For example, when cement is replaced with some other material in concrete, that is an innovation. Also, when two things are combined for making one product it is an innovation. For example, a chair can be used as a cradle also. Likewise, if a product is utilised for some other purpose, in addition to the purpose for which it is manufactured it is an innovation. For instance, a cell phone is not only used for communication purpose and many other features are incorporated..

When the modification is done i.e., enlarging or reducing the existing one like mobile phone or computer it is also an innovation. If a process is rearranged or reversed for getting different output, it will lead to an innovation. Not only inserting new, eliminating unwanted part of a product, for example, LCD computer from old one is also an innovation.

Hence, every one of us can innovate and bring new product provided, it should be eco friendly, social oriented and cost effective.

  • Think differently, Innovate usefully
  • Think globally, Act locally
  • Innovative Idea Project/ Product/ Patent – Ready to use (IPR)


    Dr.R. Malathy