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Mr. Vinu Verghese the Chief Operating Officer of


Kerala at Idea Cellular Limited and the Senior Vice
President of Operations Kerala, interacting with
students at SCMS campus in the programme
Industry Institute Interaction on Monday, 18th August, 2014.

rank in Embedded Systems during


the Cochin University M.Tech
examinations conducted in June 2014.
Ms. Asha S., Assistant Professor -CSE
Dept secured first rank in Information
Diana P. G. Percy
Asha S.
Systems during the Mahatma Gandhi
University M.Tech examinations conducted in March 2014.

Workshop Attended and Paper Published

Placement News

Dr.C.Sengottuvelu, Professor and Consultancy, SCMS Cochin


School of Business has attended a one day workshop on Cost and
Profitability Management on 05-07-2014 conducted by MSME
Development Institute Chennai under the Ministry of Micro,
Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India. A paper titled
on " Measuring supply chain performance in selected Engineering
Industry" has been published in International Journal of Business
and Administration Research Review (IJBARR), Volume 2, Issue
5, April-June 2014".

L&T Ramboll conducted campus recruitment for 2014 batch M.Tech


students on August 13. 2 students have been shortlisted for final
interview.
FCI OEN India conducted campus recruitment for 2014 batch B.Tech
students on August 23, Final results are awaited.
Bloomberg Aptitude Test was attended by our 2015 batch B.Tech
students on August 10. Infosys Limited will conduct their campus
recruitment drive for 2015 batch final year students during the first
week of October 2014.

Personality Development Programme ( PDP)


The students attended a
personality development
programme during the
period from August 11 to
31. The resource persons
were Mr.Mahesh Nazare
and Prakash Almeda from
Red. India Limited, Mumbai.

IPR Awareness Programme


Mr. Manoj Kumar B., Asst Professor - Automobile Department
and Mr. Vinoj P.G., Asst Professor - Electronics and
Communication Department attended one day Awareness
Programme on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) at Hotel Dream,
Cochin Organized By FISME, Intellectual Property India &
Government of Kerala on 23rd August 2014.
SSET Final Year Students
who were engaged in
various Innovative
Projects Mr. Rakesh R
N a i k , M r. Vi p i n P
S u b r a m o n i a m , M r.
Naveen Joseph, Mr. Saeed Rahman, Mr. Jabir Haneef, Mr. Abijith
Menon, Mr. Neal R Chhabani, Mr. Paul Zacharia, Mr. Adithya
also joined the Programme as student delegates.

M.Tech 5th batch inauguration


The 5th batch M.Tech programme was inaugurated by Prof. M.
Madhavan, Director, SSET on 20th August.

Staff Achievements

A Monthly Newsletter of SCMS Group of Educational Institutions, Cochin

SCMS joins hands with Kochi Corporation for Water Policy

German Solutions to Indian Challenges


Indian German Water Partnership Summit 2014 on October 6th

Dr. Pradeep P. Thevanoor, Vice Chairman, SCMS Group and Dr. Sunny
George, Director, CSWTM with the Indo German Sub Committee of German
Water Partnership.

News SSET

Vol : 10
No : 6
September 2014

The 2nd Indian German Water Partnership summit will be held on


th
6 October 2014 at the Taj Gateway Hotel Kochi in association with
SCMS School of Engineering and Technology and Kochi
Corporation. Mr. Oommen Chandy, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Kerala
will inaugurate the summit. GWP is a consortium of 350 German
companies working on various aspects of water technologies. The
water related activities of SCMS under the Centre for Sustainable
Water Technology and Management (CSWTM) was caught the
attention several companies who are members of GWP. They have
decided to collaborate with CSWTM in order to fine tune the
outstanding German technology on water to be ideally standardized
for Indian local conditions for solving the water related problems in
the Country.
Dr. G P C Nayar, Chairman, SCMS Group will preside over the
meeting. H.E. Jrn Rohde, Consul General of Germany in Bangalore
will deliver the key note address. Mr Tony Chammany, Mayor, Kochi
Corporation, Friedrich Barth, Managing Director GWP, Mr Hibi
Eden, M.L.A., Prof. M. Madhavan, Principal SSET and Dr.Sunny
George, Director, CSWTM will participate in the inaugural
ceremony. German and Indian water experts will deliberate on the
theme German Solutions to Indian Challenges. It will also identify
the challenges and opportunities of the Indian water sector, paying
special attention to sustainable water resource management.

Ms. Diana P. G. Percy, Assistant Professor -CSE Dept secured first

SCMS School of Architecture

Co-ordinating Editor - Mr. Sanal Potty


Editorial Advisory Council: Dr. D. Radhakrishnan Nair, Prof. R. Sahadevan

Edited and published by Prof. B. Unnikrishnan for and on behalf of SCMS Group of Educational Institutions, Prathap Nagar,
Muttom, Cochin - 683 106 and printed at Maptho Printings, Cochin - 683 104.
www.scmsgroup.org Email: scms@scmsgroup.org

Dr. Pradeep P. Thevannoor, Vice Chairman, SCMS Group explaining the Water
Policy Project to Mr. Oommen Chandy, Chief Minister of Kerala. Mr.Tony
Chammany, Mayor, Kochi Municipal Corporation, Ms. Bhadra, Deputy Mayor,
Kochi Municipal Corporation, Mr. Benny Bahanan MLA, Mr. Hibi Eden MLA and
Dr. Sunny George, Director, CSWTM also seen .

As part of the Mission Kochi 2015, an


initiative of the Corporation, the Centre
for Sustainable Water Technology and
Management (CSWTM) at SCMS School
of Engineering and Technology (SSET)
has been selected by the Kochi Municipal
Dr. G.P.C. Nayar
Corporation for developing a water
Founder & Chairman
policy for the city. This is the first time
SCMS Group of
ever in India that a local self government Educational Institutions
is developing its own local water policy
under the purview of the National and State water policies. This
water policy project is one among the few projects that Kochi
Corporation has enlisted under fast track projects category and
was inaugurated by Chief Minister Mr. Oommen Chandy on 25
August, 2014. The water policy will act as guidelines for the
effective utilization of water resource in the city and will help the
corporation to plan and implement projects providing sustainable
solutions to unique water issues in the city.

National Conference on Knowledge Management at SCMS


On Friday morning, Mr. Manoj K. Das, Resident Editor, The
Times of India inaugurated the conference. Dr.V.Raman Nair,
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Vande Mataram

Mr. Manoj K. Das, Resident Editor, The Times of India


inaugurating the conference.

A two-day national conference on Knowledge Management


was held at SCMS COCHIN School of Business campus at
Kalamassery on 29th and 30th of August, 2014. The event was
supported under Building Capacities for Consultancy
Development & Knowledge Management with Partner Institution
(KMPI) Programme of Consultancy Development Centre
(CDC), an autonomous Institution of the Department of Scientific
and Industrial Research (DSIR) of Ministry of Science and
Technology, Government of India. SCMS is the Knowledge
Management Partner Institute of CDC. The conference was
designed for academicians, researchers, IT professionals,
consultants and participants from the corporate to discuss the
emerging practices in Knowledge Management domain.

Dr. GPC Nayar, Chairman, SCMS Group hoisting the National Flag
on the 68th Independence Day at SCMS Campus, Prathap Nagar at
Kalamassery. Board of Directors, Faculty Members, Students and
Staff participated on the occasion.

Contd. from page 1

Director, SCMS Cochin School of Business accorded welcome


and Mr. Rajesh Parpyani, Head- Knowledge Management &
Publications, CDC, Government of India presided over the
meeting. Mr.Tobby Simon, founder, Synergia Foundation
delivered the key note address and Prof. MariakuttyVarkey, HeadSystems & Operations, SCMS expressed vote of thanks.
Mr. Praveen Kamath, Global Head- Talent Transformation, Wipro
BPO, Bangalore, Mr. Rajesh Nair, Associate Director (Markets),
Ernst & Young LLP, Kochi, Mr. Rajeev Mukundan (TCS, Kochi),
Mr. Jack Eapen (Sun Tec Business Solutions, Techno Park,
Thiruvananthapuram), Dr.K.Jayakumar, IAS (Principal
Secretary, Dept. of Sports & Youth Affairs, Govt. of Sikkim),
Prof. Muralidharan KB (Dept. of Computer Science, CUSAT),
Dr.Beena, KS (CUSAT), Mr. Tushar Dekate (DGM, HCL
Bangalore), Dr.C.Sengottuvelu (Professor and HeadConsultancy, SCMS) and Prof. Srikrishnan S. (Systems and
Operations Area, SCMS) were the speakers in the two-day
national conference.

Mr. Tushar Dekate,


DGM, HCL Bangalore

Seminar on Biotechnology at SCMS

Mr.Tobby Simon, Founder,


Synergia Foundation delivering
the key note address

Dr.Praveen Kammath,
Global Head Talent Transformation,
Wipro BPO, Bangalore

Dr.K.Jayakumar, IAS,
Mr. Jack Eapen,
Principal Secretary, Dept. of Sports &
Sun Tec Business Solutions,
Youth Affairs, Govt. of Sikkim
Techno Park, Thiruvananthapuram

Mr. Rajeev Mukundan, TCS, Kochi


with Dr.Indu Nair, Director, SCMS

Introduction of the seminar


Sai Narayanan & Shivin
(PGDM Batch 23)

Dr. Beena K.S.,


Chief Librarian
CUSAT

Prayer
Amjatha & Karthika
(PGDM Batch 23)

Prof. Muralidharan K.B.,


Dept. of Computer Science,
CUSAT

A one day seminar on Novel exposures of Biotechnology and its


allied areas has been conducted on August 8th 2014 at SCMS
south Kalamassery campus. The objective of the programme was
to provide a clear awareness to graduate students and parents about
the need for studying M.Sc Biotechnology and its job
opportunities in the areas of clinical and molecular diagnosis of
diseases, designing and production of drugs, new tissue implants
and tissue engineering, production of nutraceuticals, transgenic
crops, recombinant therapeutic proteins, biofuels and other novel
biotech products.
Dr. AnilKumar P.R., Sr. Scientist, Tissue Engineering Department,
The Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences &
Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, inaugurated the seminar. Dr. C.
Mohankumar, Director, SIBB R&D presided over the inaugural
ceremony. Mr. Jacob Thomas, Manager, SIBB R&D, Dr. Jithesh
Narayanan, scientist and faculty, SIBB R&D delivered the
felicitation speeches. Mr. Sanal Potty, Manager, Public Relations
welcomed the seminar and Dr. Shalini Bhaskar, Research
Coordinator, SIBB R&D expressed vote of thanks. The seminar
was concluded with an interactive session by
Dr. Shiny Velayudhan, Scientist, Biometerial Dept., Sree Chitra
Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology,
Thiruvananthapuram.

Are you ready for the corner office book release

SCMS Neera plant to be commissioned this month


The first Neera
processing pilot plant
in the private sector in
the country will be
commissioned in
September, 2014. It is a
successful initiative of
SCMS Institute of
Bioscience and Biotechnology Research
and Development (SIBB R&D), a member of SCMS Group of
Educational Institutions. The State Government has granted
permission for one year for the production of Neera in association
with Coconut Development Board, Government of India. The
project has successfully full-filled its objectives using financial
aid from the C.D.B. The State Excise Department has also
released NOC to tap Neera from 250 coconut trees in Ernakulam
District. SCMS research institute is the first institution in the
private sector in the country in developing Coconut Neera drink
and its add-on products like Neera honey, Neera sugar, and
Kera Nutri Vita, a highly nutritious protein powder for the
infant and the old. The plant is located at Vidya Nagar near Cusat,
South Kalamasery at Ernakalum District. The production
capacity of the plant will be 1000 liters per day of Neera drink and
bi-products. The latest technology well ensures that the functions
of the machineries will be highly hygienic.
The drink can be preserved for 3 months at normal temperature.
Dr.C.MohanKumar, Senior Scientist and Director of SCMS
research Institute (SIBB R&D) is the leader of the SCMS research

team. Earlier, Mr.Oommen Chandy, Chief Minister of Kerala


officially had launched the Neera Products developed by SCMS at
a function in Kottayam on March 2nd 2014.

Dr. Jithesh Narayanan

Mr. Jacob Thomas

Dr. Shalini Bhaskar

SCMS Cochin School of Business has its own exclusive


alumni network which can be accessed at https://
scmscochin.fourthambit.com/ I request all the alumni to register
here: https://scmscochin.fourthambit.com/ says Prof. Pramod P.
Thevannoor, Sr.Group Director, SCMS.
The dual Degree MCA (BCA+MCA) Programme affiliated to the
MG University and offered by SCMS School of Technology and
Management (SSTM), has begun on 25th Monday, August, 2014 at
the SCMS campus at Kalamasery.

Mr. Shyam Sreenivasan, Chairman and CEO, Federal Bank,


releasing the book titled "Are you ready for the corner office"
written by Mr. Pradipta K. Mohapatra IAS, Co founder and
Chairman, Coaching Foundation India Limited in a function
organized by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) at SCMS
COCHIN School of Business campus, Kalamassery in association
with TiE.

SCMS Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research and


Development (SIBB R&D) and Kaipuzha Coconut Producer
Company Limited, Kollam has signed a one year MOA. As per
this, Neera products Neera drink, Neera honey and Neera sugar
developed by SCMS will be marketed by the company in the State.
Dr.Pradip P.Thevannoor, Vice President, SCMS Group and
Mr.Jayamohan, M.D, Kaipuzha Coconut Producer Company
jointly signed the agreement at SCMS campus, Kalamassery. Prof.
P.C.Pillai, Group Director, SCMS, Dr.C.Mohankumar, Director,
SIBB R&D and Mr. Shajahan, Chairman, Kaipuzha Coconut
Producer Company were present on the occasion.

Dr. C. Mohankumar

Dual MCA pogramme launche at SSTM

Signs MoA for Neera products

Dr. Pradeep P.Thevannoor and Mr.Jayamohan exchanging the MoU for marketing
the Neera products developed by SCMS. Prof. P.C.Pillai, Group Director, SCMS,
Dr.C.Mohankumar and Mr. Shajahan also seen in the picture.

Dr. AnilKumar P.R., Sr. Scientist, Tissue Engineering Department, The Sree Chitra
Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram,
inaugurating the seminar. Dr. C. Mohankumar, Director, SIBB R&D (extremely
right), and Mr. Sanal Potty, Manager, Public Relations are also seen in the picture.

Freshers gathering at SSTM


MBA
A freshers welcoming party was organized by the MBA seniors to
the juniors on August 7 at the campus.

An exclusive alumni
network for
SCMS COCHIN
This network is not just to foster the
relationships you have built in your
campus life. It enables you to benefit
from the strength of this alumni
network and benefit from the alumni
you may not even know personally.
Each one of us needs to spread this
other SCMS alumni too.
We have taken the first step towards
bringing all our alumni under one
roof.

BCom
Senior students of BCom programme organised a marvelous
welcome party to the freshers on 14th August, 2014 at the Campus
auditorium.