My B'day

Today is my birthday. I woke early in the morning. I had a nice oil bath then went to temple. Many of my Friends came to my house and wished me. Then we roamed in the streets as usual. My uncle's son got the Matriculation X results. He scored 992 / 1100, School third. I am very happy about it. Then in the evening me and my friends went to siva temple since that day is prathosom. While we are returning it starts raining. We got an auto and returned to house but no use i got wet. Since it rained we didn't gone for a treat. We planned to have it on Tuesday.

Article about TCE in The Hindu

This article is published about TCE in The Hindu on 31-05-2005

A nail-biting finish for engineering students

S. Vijay Kumar

Despite having got placements, these students had a
harrowing time

MADURAI: It was a nail-biting finish for these final
year students of the Thiagarajar College of
Engineering (TCE) in Madurai.

Despite having got placements in companies such as
Infosys, Wipro and TCS, these students with a
meritorious track record throughout had a harrowing
time days ahead of bidding adieu to their college.
Reason — they all "failed" in one subject by a huge
margin. While the marks scored in previous semesters
worked to a first class distinction score, the
"failure" in one subject left them dejected as they
would have to lose the job opportunity once for all.

The students, mostly in the Electronics and
Communication Engineering stream, got placements in
the campus interview held even before their final year
commenced. When they were packing to join the
hi-profile jobs after the final examinations, the news
of 47 of 118 students "failing" in the
`Telecommunication System' came as a jolt.

17-day trauma

After shock and agony for a couple of days, the
students put up a brave stand to demand instant
revaluation.

Taking their pitiable situation into consideration,
the college management agreed to issue a photocopy of
their answer scripts. A revaluation was done in a
couple of weeks and the results were announced.

Guess what happened? Yes, all the 100 plus students
passed with first class and above marks. Those who
scored 15 or 20 got 60 and above. "We are surprised
how the difference could be this much. The revaluation
marks usually vary between 5 and 10. But the average
difference in this case was 45 marks," says a student.

It was a miserable time for all the students and their
family members for 17 long days. Though the students
were confident that they had fared well in the
examinations, the college authorities gave them no
assurance of a positive result in the revaluation.
"Many of my classmates were almost in a state of
depression. We were told that teachers from other
colleges evaluated the papers. But how could there be
such a wide deviation in evaluation," asks another
student.

`Attitudinal aberration'

Ask the TCE Principal, V. Abhaikumar, how all this
happened, he says there is an attitudinal aberration
among the students once they got placed.

"The students got the job offer during the beginning
of the final year. There was a perceptible change in
their approach in the academic exercises and they
almost took things for granted." However, Mr.
Abhaikumar, who is also the Head of the Department of
ECE, said he was "surprised" at seeing the results.

Though an autonomous college, the TCE has an external
evaluation system where teachers from other colleges
are involved. "We are planning to revamp the
evaluation pattern. The placement programme also needs
to be postponed at least till the fag end of the final
year."

However, for the 125 students, including many girls,
it was a huge relief. They are now set to take off to
take up a challenging career from a college that has a
distinction of 100 per cent placement.

Taken from : http://www.hindu.com/2005/05/31/stories/2005053104520500.htm

Sharing College memories || SBI Kit

Its being a long time i blogged. After returning from bangalore, I saw many of my old school friends. We chatted together and shared about the college days incidents. I went to school to enquire about possibilites of starting Alumni Association but the response was not so great. They said, "I will send you the details to your home itself". But didn't got any info. Need to visit the school again. Roaming in the streets with friends. Waiting for the Wipro Joining date. Got the SBI kit for depositing the money. Need to start prepare for the Wipro Training.

My Final Semester Results

I got my last and final semester exam Results. I have got 8.67 GPA (661 out of 800). I am in bangalore when my results are published. I called Arun ponniah for knowing the results. For the third time I am in bangalore when my results are published. I am planning to have my medical test tommorrow which is need for Wipro.

My marks are

Subject Name

Grade

Parallel processing and computing

B

Multimedia Systems

B

Operating system and Design

B

Engineering Economics and Management

B

Network security

A

Mobile Applications

A

Project and viva-voce

S

My overall CGPA - 8.68

Final touch of final day

Final day at Madurai. I vacated the hostel on April 30, my parents and my brother came to madurai to pick me up. We stayed in College House. Went to Meenakshi temple that evening. On May 1st we went to Thiruparankundram and went to Alagar Kovil, Palamuthircholai. We enjoyed a lot after long time since we didn't go anywhere for the past 6 years. So it was a enjoyable day for our family. At last one incident happened. My mom forgot to raise the car windows. After returning from temple, we found that somebody stolen our camera which was not ours, it was my friend's camera so i was disappointed :-( Getting something from a friend and losing that, it hurts a lot.

My Last Saturday Lab.

Slowly but steadily everything getting over in my college life. Last working day of College, Last Theory Exam and today is my last saturday working at Lab. We used to enjoy saturdays at lab. Today also we enjoyed a lot but this lasts today., and just today. hmmm... No more of this. The last saturday. Grr..

Got Appointment Order || Problems with Oracle 8i

Today morning i came to lab to do some preliminary cleaning works in TCENet Server. Venkatesth came to the lab and told me that I got my appointment order. I went to placement cell and got my appointment order and gave a signed copy of the order to the Placement officer and one copy is given to us to be submitted at the time of Joining. The appointment order contains Terms and conditions and Medical Certificate to be given by specified doctor. I have to go to Bangalore for medical checkup.

I tried to install Oracle 8i in our lab system. so that new development works for TCENet can be done in that system. But Oracle 8i HTTP server shows Internal Server Error after Installation. When i searched the Net it shows its due to oracle bugs in installing on Pentium 4 machines. Searching for patch...

Recap of 8th Semester Exams...

Exam #1. Parallel Processing and Computing:
For this exam i studied about 700 pages. This was the heavy portion we studied here in this college. But the subject was very interesting. It deals with Parallel Computing concepts. Each unit covers about 7 topics. Each topic had good explanatory answers and examples. I am able to study only 3 units completely and from 2 other units i just studied few selected questions. The question paper was fine and i done it fair.

Exam #2: Multimedia Systems
This subject is also interesting one. Three units are very interesting which deals about compression techniques like mpeg, jpeg etc., Last two units very boring which tells about Multimedia Operating Systems and other stuffs. The question paper is very lengthy. Each question got two subdivisions. Any way i am able to finish the Question paper.

Exam #3: Operating System Design
The subject i like the most, because its my area of interest. I studied superbly for this exam. I left 2 topics Hard Disk Driver and IO software. But my bad time those questions are asked but i wrote some relevant answer. Overall performance is fair (not upto expectation).

Exam #4: Engineering Economics and Management
This subject interesting to study but hard to reproduce in the paper. This paper gives me idea about management techinques. The question paper is easy. But i am not able to recollect points but i wrote what ever comes to my mind.

Exam #5: Network Security (Elective 1)
Very little portion. Question paper is very easy. Among all the subjects i wrote this exam superbly.

Exam #6: Mobile Applications (Elective 2)
Very easy paper to study. This paper gives idea about WML. How JSP, ASP are used in wireless application programming etc., Question paper very lengthy. Question paper covers the entire syllabus. I wrote some what fine.
This is my last theory exam as a UG Student.

Waiting for results which might be on May 6th.

Last Exam Tommorrow

Tommorrow is my last exam (Mobile Applications). From this evening i feel feverish. I am not able to study continuously. So for relaxing i came to Hostel Lab for browsing.

Bad Luck...

This monday i went to B.Arch Department for getting my photograph taken in the College Day. I found that my photo and few of photos who got medals next to me got exposed. I felt very sad. The college photographer gave me a idea to clip the portion of medal recieving in the College Day Video CD. I went to ECE Department sat there around 3 hours for copying the Video CD ( the system is dead slow ). I watched the Video at Hostel. The camera man initally stood behind the medal winners and was recording. At the time i receive the medal the camera man switched off the camera and changed the direction of Coverage. So my portion is missing in the Video also. So i got no photographs standing with Dr.Venu Srinvasan,Managing Director, Sundaram Motors.
Bad Luck :-(

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