News report: 15 August, 2018 – 24 August, 2018

Independence Day Celebration

The 72nd Independence Day celebration started in front of the administration block at 8AM. Hoisting the tricolour, the Director – Dr. Mini Shaji addressed the gathering and emphasised the importance of being locally relevant and globally competitive. She also highlighted the importance of accepting cultural differences and respecting them.
The A-Flight NCC cadets then performed a drill with five formations. This was followed by the numerous cultural programmes. Some notable ones were the ones presented by the Silambam group, a number of speeches presented by the first year cadets, and a melodious rendition of a song dedicated to Mother India. The programme ended at around 10AM with the distribution of sweets.


Open Mic by MT

The Music Troupe of NIT-T conducted an Open Mic event on 21st August 2018 in the EEE auditorium. Anyone from any department and any year was allowed to register and perform on stage – to sing or play an instrument, either solo or as a band. 
This initiative was welcomed by the students with a huge turnout.
The event began with a number of singers, who sang with or without karaoke, and later moved on to the instrumentalists and bands. Additionally the members of the Music Troupe also performed.
Many people came on-stage to show off their skills to the entire college, while for some it was the perfect opportunity to shed off their stage fright. The event provided students a platform to let out their voices with an appreciative audience.


Research Intern Mentorship Session

A student research intern mentorship session was held by the Students’ Council on Friday,  24th August, 2018, in the EEE Auditorium. The session started with two students talking about the DAAD-WISE scholarship. They went on to talk about everything from the process of application to their experiences in Germany. Another student then talked about his experience in doing an intern in Japan, and about applying for other offbeat internships in various labs and research facilities around the world.
Later, students shared their experiences involved in the MITACS program, the SN Bose fellowship and IIT Kanpur’s SURGE program, all of whom are currently in their final year. Finally, two students talked about the Cargill Global Leadership program and the Indian Academy of Sciences’ Summer Research Fellowship program. The informative session concluded with a doubts session.

Photos courtesy of Pixelbug, NIT Trichy.
Report by Nandini Ranganathan, Saicharan Kalyanaraman, Anirudh Ramanathan.

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