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PSG exhorts outgoing students to uphold values

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The Award ceremony for the 2022 batch students of PSG Polytechnic College was held on 10th September 2022. After successfully completing their 3-year (Regular Diploma) or 4-year (Sandwich Diploma) programmes, 497 Diploma students of various branches received their awards.

The students received their awards from an august panel, consisting of a Chief Guest with a profile relevant to all the branches of PSG Polytechnic College, the Principal of PSG College of Technology Dr.K.Prakasan who presided over the Award ceremony, Principal of PSG Polytechnic College Dr.B.Giriraj and Heads of the respective Departments.

The Ceremony commenced with rendering of “Tamil Thaai Vaazhthu” by students of PSG Polytechnic College.

In his welcome address, The Principal of PSG Polytechnic College Dr. B.Giriraj welcomed the Chief Guest Mr.Mayekar, and thanked him for his role in setting up a PSG-Schneider Electrician Training Centre at a cost of Rs.10 lakhs, as an extension of which it is proposed to set up a solar power based laboratory in the near future.

Dr.Giriraj also provided an update on the activities of PSG Polytechnic College, an autonomous 83-year old Institution established within the hallowed tradition and values of the PSG Founding Fathers, and marching on to its 100 years and beyond. Offering 12 regular diploma and 3 Sandwich Diploma programmes to its 1341 students, the Institution boasts of a 98% pass percentage, with many deserving students benefiting from the total scholarship of Rs.11 lakhs that was offered.

After a 2-year hiatus imposed by Covid, the placement scenario has returned to healthy and promising numbers, with an 80% placement success rate reflected in compensation packages as high as Rs.9.0 lakhs p.a. Many students opt for higher studies at PSG College of Technology, PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research and other reputed Engineering colleges. All the Departments have entered into MoU’s with leading industries in their respective fields, for student/faculty training, projects, consultancy and testing and industry participation in curriculum development. Three industry-supported laboratories – PSG-Schneider Electric, PSG-Logicap Electric Vehicle Training Centre, and PSG-Drone Training Centre supported by Jet Aerospace have been established during this academic year. The Principal also highlighted some of the other significant achievements of PSG Polytechnic College.

● The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering has been sanctioned a financial support of Rs 17 lakhs under MODROB by AICTE in the area of ‘’SMART ELECTRONICS LABORATORY‘’.

● A grant of Rs 1 lakh has been received from AICTE for the program, SPICE by Apparel and Fashion technology department.

● Three Faculty Development Programmes supported by AICTE have been organized during this year.

● Three faculty member have completed their Ph.D. degree during this academic year. Thus, the total number of faculty with doctorate is 25 at PSG Polytechnic College.

● The library has about 43000 books , 71 journals, digital library and facilities to telecast SWAYAM programs.

● As a part of the curriculum, all the second year students have successfully completed their 4 weeks internship at various industries.

● Apart from students training, PSG Polytechnic College along with TNSDC, DOTE and Ministry of Social Defense organized AC mechanic and Electrician training program for inmates of Government observation home.

● PSG PTC has excelled in extracurricular and sports activities at district, state, interstate and national level, and students trained under Nodal center have won Racketlon world championship recently held in Vienna, Austria.

After showcasing the achievements of PSG Polytechnic College, the Principal reiterated the Management commitment to take the Institution to even greater heights, and while wishing students well in their future endeavours, thanked all the stakeholders who contribute to the Institution’s success – Management, Parents, Faculty members, Employers, Alumni, students and several others in a supportive role.

The Chief Guest on the occasion was Mr.S.V.Mayekar, Director – Production ESE, Schneider Electric India Pvt. Ltd. Coimbatore. A Graduate in Mechanical Engineering who also holds a Post Diploma in Tool Engineering from SBM Polytechnic, he has significant work experience in the areas of switchboard development, process engineering, customized mechanical design and manufacturing. With his core competence in manufacturing of electric equipment, plant operations, new plant set ups, cost reduction and team and relationship management, he has been instrumental in setting up and leading several switchboard factories at various locations.

In his Award address to the graduating students, Mr.Mayekar appreciated his being invited to this Award Ceremony – his first such event after five years at Coimbatore. During his address, he provided various tips for graduating Diploma students to be successful when they join Industry and begin building their careers. The points mentioned by him were a flashback to his own career spanning 35 years at Larsen & Toubro followed by Schneider.

● Learn as much as possible – as he did when he joined L&T – exposed to all manufacturing processes and machines.

● Ask hundreds of questions and learn as much as possible in order to build your own brand image, thus enhancing the brand of your company. Companies observe this for the first few years and this will help you climb the corporate ladder. Always plan to be in the top talent group of your company.

● Learn the basics of correct communication – especially the correct form of emails since they can be forwarded to any level within the company. Write meaningfully, else the meaning would get distorted.

● The academic-industry gap is a reality, and try to bridge it as early as possible, so that you meet industry expectations. Experts in the field are already present – as a trainee, look for every opportunity to learn from them.

● Even small improvements can make a big difference – young minds work differently – use this to your advantage in finding out small improvements. Even in a product developed by his team over 35 years back, they were able to cut cost by 5% every year, thus countering inflationary trends.

● Learn current software and productivity enhancement tools – technical (like ERP) as well as basic like MS Office – Excel, Powerpoint, Word.

● If you accomplish all of these, you will be in a position to build your own brand like Sony and Sachin Tendulkar did in their fields.

● Show flexibility – after a few years, the Chief Guest mentioned moving to a new role of Head of Design from New Product Development. This flexible approach helps acquisition of knowledge across various fields, even if it means working out of your comfort zone.

● Be prepared to take on as much responsibility as possible without getting overloaded – convert Hard Work into Smart Work.
● Always be customer-centric throughout your life.

● Strike the right balance between work and family values and duties, like taking care of parents and family.

● Start investing for your future, even if it is a small amount to begin with.

The Chief Guest concluded his address with the final piece of advice to students – enjoy all that you do at work and in life – stay healthy – a healthy mind in a healthy body can work wonders for you.

The Ceremony of Award of Diploma was held in the rich decades-old academic tradition of PSG Polytechnic College. After all the awards were received, the Principal of PSG College of Technology and the President of the Award Ceremony, Dr.K.Prakasan administered a pledge to the students, where the students committed themselves to upholding the values of honesty, dignity, integrity in their future professions, as well as unity, integrity and secular ideals of our nation.

The Award Ceremony of PSG Polytechnic College concluded with a vote of thanks to all those who contributed to its planning and execution, and with the rendering of the National Anthem.

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