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ACME 2006 at OIST

ORIENTAL INSTITUTE of Science and Technology (OIST) and Thakral College of Technology (department of MCA) will organise ACME-2006 from October 14 to 19. The festival will have many inter-college competitions including debate, sketching, creative writing, quiz, antakshari, group dance and solo song. Competitions like tit-bits (creating designs out of paper cuttings) and ad-fest (acting out popular advertisements) will be other attractions of the festival.

india Updated: Oct 14, 2006 17:33 IST

ORIENTAL INSTITUTE of Science and Technology (OIST) and Thakral College of Technology (department of MCA) will organise ACME-2006 from October 14 to 19. The festival will have many inter-college competitions including debate, sketching, creative writing, quiz, antakshari, group dance and solo song. Competitions like tit-bits (creating designs out of paper cuttings) and ad-fest (acting out popular advertisements) will be other attractions of the festival. 

Students from technical colleges of the City including Laksmi Narain College of Technology (LNCT), Technocrats’ Institute of Technology (TIT), Bansal Institute of Technology (BIST), Sagar Institute of Technology, RKDF among others and non-technical colleges including Maharani Lakshmi Bai College (MLB), Sarojini Naidu Government Girls’ College, Institute for Excellence in Higher Education (IEHE), MVM, Hamidia among others will participate in various events.

The college which scores maximum points in all events combined will be awarded a trophy in memory of late Shakuntala Devi Thakral.

Bios-06 at TIT
TECHNOCRATS INSTITUTE of Technology (TIT) department of computer science organised tech-fest Bios-06 on October 9 and 10 in the college premises. The events included paper presentation, quiz and lan gaming (network gaming).

Students presented papers on topics like peer-to-peer communication, neural network, earthquake resistant architecture, parallel processing among others. In paper presentation, Divya Mukherjee and Akanksha Tiwari from OIST won the first prize while Shouvik Chandra and Raj Vardhan of TIT came second.

In the quiz contest, LNCT students won the first prize while TIT stood second. In the group dance competition, the first prize went to TIT while LNCT Rockers received the second position.

Students from City colleges like LNCT, Truba, OIST, Sagar Institute, BIST among others took part in various competitions. Students from technical colleges of various parts of the State like Sri Ram Institute of Technology(Jabalpur), Vindhya Institute of Technology (Satna), Institute of Technology and Management (Gwalior) also took part. 
Cash prizes worth Rs 5,000 and computer gizmos were presented to winners.

Debate competition 
SANT HIRDARAM Girls’ College organised an inter-college debate competition on October 6 as part of the concluding programmes for Youth Festival (district level). College chairman Sidhbhauji was the chief guest on the occasion.

Twenty-eight participants from 14 colleges of the City spoke for and against the topic ‘ Male-dominated society alone is responsible for the decline in male-female ratio.’ Lovy Dhanwani (Sathya Sai College for Women) won the first position, Deepika Parashar from Sarojini Naidu Government Girls’ College came second, while the third position went to Girijish Chauhan from Sardar Ajit Singh Memorial Girls’ College (SAM).

Seminar at Gitanjali
A SEMINAR on network security was organised at Gitanjali College on October 11. Experts from Smriti Netcom explained to students how to deal with network security, viruses, password management and presented a general awareness about the current network scenario across the world. Graduation and PG students of computer applications of the college attended the seminar.

Cynosure Night at OCM
ORIENTAL COLLEGE of Management organised ‘Cynosure Night’ on October 6 to welcome the new batch of MBA students. Oriental Group of Institutes (OGI) chairman KL Thakral, OCM chairman Praveen Thakral and Director In-charge Atul Singhai were present on the occasion. State Bank of India CGM PK Dash was the chief guest. Students presented dances from the 1960s till present times. Nikush Nigam and Davneet Narula were declared Mr Fresher and Ms Fresher respectively. The titles of Mr and Ms Eve went respectively to Manu Dixit and Ananta Shrivastava. Ashish Rai won the title of Mr Smart while Surabhi Agrawal was declared Ms Smile.

Compiled by Arpita Mitra
Photo by Mujeeb Faruqui