Children’s Day is celebrated on 14th November, every year on the birthday of the First Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. ‘Rakshana’ –the charity division of CEPTA- Civil Engineering Association of SNIT Adoor celebrated Children’s day at Jeevamatha Karunya Bhavan, Adoor, as a part of the association programme. Students shared some happy moments with the people at Jeevamatha Karunya Bhavan and gave gifts to them. As a part of the celebration, children at Karunya Bhavan performed a lot of programmes and the day become a memorable one.
The inaugural ceremony ‘CEPTA Activities 2022-23’ was conducted on 3rd November at the ABSN Hall from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. The welcome speech was given by Abhirami Babu (S5 CE), former Joint Secretary of CEPTA (2021-22). The inauguration was done by Mr. Antony Varghese, Managing Director of Planners Group, Chenganassery, Kottayam, whose presence as the chief guest made the event more glorious.
The programme was honoured by the presence of Principal Dr. Shaji Mohan B., Vice Principal Dr. M.D. Sreekumar, Academic Chairman Dr. Keshav Mohan, Academic Coordinator Prof. N. Radhakrishnan Nair and Head of Civil Engineering department Ms. Riyana M.S. Also, the alumni of both M.Tech. and B.Tech. attended the programme. The report on the various activities conducted in the year 2021-22 was presented by Sreehari R. (S7 CE), former Secretary of CEPTA (2021-22).
Mr. Antony Varghese released ‘KRITHI’- Civil Engineering department Magazine 2021-2022 in the function. The students who attained excellence in the university exams of B.Tech. and M.Tech. of the past academic semester and the toppers of both M.Tech. and B.Tech. courses were awarded mementos. The mementos were given by the chief guest, Mr. Antony Varghese. The best project from B.Tech. and MTech. were also awarded the memento.
CEPTA in association with Civilianz, Trivandrum, organized a seminar on the topic ‘Career opportunities after Civil Engineering’ on 7th November 2022. Assistant Professor of Civilianz, Mr. Gokual Ramanan was the speaker. He detailed the wide job opportunities for Civil Engineers both in Government and private sectors.
Jithin Jyohti, Muhsina H., Sunitha S. and K. Jayakrishnan, students of S8/CE, as a part of the final year project, prepared a complete soil map of Pathanamthitta district using GIS software, under the guidance of the faculties Ms. Gopika A.S. and Ms. Reshma C., Asst. Professors of Civil Engineering department.
As a part of B. Tech. final year project, students of Civil Engineering department made tiles using water hyacinth. Paste made from dried water hyacinth was used for this purpose. It can be used as a replacement of white cement which is more expensive. Akash Hari, Shijina Shaji, Devika S., Akhila Kumari P. were the group members and were guided by Ms. Chaithra S. and Reshmy M. Raju, Assistant Professors of Department of Civil Engineering.
The final year students of Civil Engineering department- Aswin Shaji, Kavyasree S., Binitha Benny, Haritha Krishnan V., put forward a plan to control the traffic jam in Pathanamthitta town with the help of Town Planner Mr. G. Arun and Assistant Professors Ms. P. Rajalekshmi & Mr. Jinu Darsh M.S. As a part of this, they implemented a roundabout idea in stadium junction of Pathanamthitta
MoU was signed between Indian Institute of Infrastructure & Construction and Sree Narayana Institute of Technology on 1st of June, 2022. The MoU is intended to initiate a cooperative and a collaborative working relationship between the two parties. The purpose of MoU is to have mutual intentions to jointly work on improving our students’ skills, with learned faculty of good industrial experience and promising students, jointly agree to exchange their expertise for mutual benefit and growth.
Women cell of SNIT, Adoor organized a women empowerment program on 25th July, 2022 on behalf of Draupadi Murmu’s oath-taking ceremony. As part of this program, seven girls from various departments were selected by the Principal of SNIT Adoor, for the posts of Head of the institution and Heads of various departments and handover the power for an hour.
I, Bhagyalekshmi P. of S6 Civil Engineering was selected as assumed Principal for an hour. When the Principal announced my name for the post of head of the institution, I was shocked and became a little bit nervous. Along with the Principal Dr. Shaji Mohan B. and Dr. Keshav Mohan, Academic Chairman, I went to other departments to meet and congratulate the student HoDs and invited them for a meeting.
Department of Civil Engineering HoD, Ms. Riyana M.S. and Academic Chairman Keshav Mohan seated me in the Principal’s chair and handedover the power of Principal in the presence of Dr. Shaji Mohan B., Principal of SNIT Adoor, for an hour. The moment I was seated in that chair, I was filled with joy and pride. It was the most precious ‘60 minutes’ in my life.
In the presence of the Principal and HoDs, I, the assumed student Principal and the student HoDs held a meeting in which the new changes to be made in the college were discussed. That one hour taught me a lot and I was able to understand at least a little about what a person sitting in such a big position as a principal should do and what his responsibilities are. I was proud and happy, at the same time thankful to God for getting this opportunity that many people dreamt of.
On 23rd and 24th June, 2022, the Dept. of Civil Engineering successfully organized a 2- days National Conference on ‘Advanced Trends in Engineering and Sustainable Innovations’. The conference was inaugurated by Dr. Ayoob S., Pro-Vice Chancellor, APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University. The function was presided over by the Principal, Dr. Shaji Mohan B., Er. Abyin Ampadiyil, Managing Director, SNIT Adoor, lighted the lamp commemorating Sir M. Visvesvarayya. Dr. B. Sunil Kumar (Director, IIIC, Chavara) delivered the keynote address. The inauguration ceremony was blessed with the presence of Dr. P. G. Bhaskaran Nair (Former P.G. Dean, SNIT Adoor & Principal NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad). Dr. Sunil Kumar N. (Professor & Head, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Cochin University College of Engineering, Kuttanad), Dr. Keshav Mohan (Academic Chairman SNIT Adoor), Dr. M. D. Sreekumar (Vice-Principal, SNIT Adoor), Prof. N. Radhakrishnan Nair (Academic Co-ordinator, SNIT Adoor) felicitated. Ms. Lekshmi Priya R., the co-ordinator of the conference gave vote-of-thanks.
During the day, conference participants had the opportunity to discuss topics and develop recommendations. Various topics in Civil as well as Mechanical Engineering were presented in the conference. Among the 36 projects presented in the conference, the project- ‘Retention of Iron Oxide Using Oil Palm Fibre Amended Red Soil-Bentonite Landfill Liner’ presented by Ms. Aishwarya A., P.G. student, Marian College of Engineering, Trivandrum, was selected as the best paper. All the participants were given certificates of participation in the valedictory function by Dr. Sunil Kumar N., Dr. Hridya P. (Scientist, CIDRIE, Muthoot Institute of Technology and Science and Dr. Kishore P. (Director, Habilete Learning Solutions).
MAPATHON KERALAM is an initiative undertaken by Kerala State IT Mission (KSITM).
CONCEPT: “Making Our Own Map”
KSITM has collaborated with the selected engineering colleges falling under Kerala Technological University, for carrying out open street mapping and ward boundary mapping.
Sree Narayana Institute of Technology, Adoor had also submitted the expression of interest and was selected for the mapping of Adoor Municipality. This funded project was coordinated by Mrs. Rajalakshmi P. and Mr. Jinu Darsh M. S., Assistant Professors of Civil Engineering Department under the guidance of Mrs. Riyana M. S., Head of the Department.
The M.Tech students were actively involved in the open street mapping activities, and the ward boundary mapping was done by the B.Tech students. The students were diligent in the performance of their duties and it really paid off. We received the completion certificate from the Adoor Municipal Secretary on January 14, 2022.
The project was truly an opportunity for the students to gain a hands-on experience. Also, the participated students and faculty will be awarded with a certificate of appreciation.
HOD : Riyana. M S (Assistant Professor)
Monday – Friday 9:00A.M. – 4:25 P.M.