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Friday 19 July 2024

News from NIA | Faculty achievements

Ar. Abhishek Nagaraj chaired a session and presented a paper titled “Assessment of DayLight Illuminance in Lux Levels in Studios and Classrooms” at the Euro Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (EMCEI-24) held during the period from 15th to 18th May 2024 at Marrakech, Morocco. The research paper focused on assessing daylight distribution in classrooms located in the Bengaluru region, using building simulation methodology.

The 6th Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (EMCEI-2024) builds on prior achievements to position itself as the key venue in the Euro-Mediterranean region for showcasing and debating cutting-edge environmental science research. EMCEI-24 aims to gather high-quality, original research papers for publication following peer review in the proceedings (indexed in Scopus).

On the occasion of World Environment Day 2024, Asst. Professor Ar. Aveek Ghosh attended the Youth Leader’s Conclave on ‘Environment and Disaster’, a national conference organised by the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India on 4th & 5th June 2024 at New Delhi. He presented a research paper titled ‘A shift towards a circular economy for building heat-resilient Indian cities’ on the thematic area of circular economy and resource efficiency (including waste management). The paper deliberated on the issue of urban overheating in Indian cities and the potential of a circular economy to mitigate the multifarious impacts of extreme heat. His study recognises that circular actions are underrepresented in national climate policies and remain a missing piece in climate action planning. The research reimagined future cities to adopt circularity in approaches to complement decarbonization measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The study concludes with a possible model to support sustainable scaling of clean energy transition and enhanced adaptation for building heat-resilient Indian cities.

News from NIA | Students of Nitte Institute of Architecture Create Striking Backdrop and Centrepiece for TEDx NitteDU

In a remarkable display of creativity, the 8th semester students of Nitte Institute of Architecture (NIA) wowed attendees at the recent TEDx event held on 9th June 2024. Under the theme “Delta Factor,” these budding architects designed and executed an awe-inspiring backdrop and centrepiece. “Designing the backdrop and centrepiece was both challenging and exhilarating,” said Rajath, one of the students involved. “We aimed to create something memorable that resonated with the TEDx ethos. Seeing our work come to life on stage was incredibly rewarding.” The stage design featured butterfly wings framing the performance space. These geometric wings, punctuated by voids and filled with three-dimensional triangles, symbolised transformation & beauty, creating a magical and ethereal atmosphere. The centrepiece, inspired by a butterfly’s metamorphosis, evolved through light, colour and form.

As NIA continues to nurture creativity and practical skills, its students are poised to leave a significant impact on the architectural world.

News from NIA | NIA invited to Infrastructure One Design School’s event - Infra Design Mahotsav at Hubli

Over two days of insightful interactions with fun-filled events, engaging workshops and impactful presentations, NIA presented the works of its students at a small exhibition, Infra Design Mahotsav at Hubli and engaged with aspiring young minds interested in exploring their careers in architecture. A small design workshop was also conducted to engage with the students. Prof. Vinod Aranha, Director, NIA and Ar. Dean D’Cruz, Design Chair at NIA enlightened the students about the profession of Architecture.

News from MRSMEMHS | Training program on National Curriculum Framework

A training program on National Curriculum Framework – Foundational Stage was held on 13th July, 2024 in the school. The resource person, Ms. Vamsheepriya Amar, Principal, MVJ International School, Bangalore introduced teachers to different aspects of NCF for foundational stage. NCF -2022 provides a roadmap for the development of curriculum and pedagogy, with a focus on promoting inclusive education and holistic learning.

Ms. Vamsheepriya guided the teachers with the method of maintaining documents and the play way method and child centric method of teaching approaches. 72 teachers from 7 different schools participated in the training.

Wednesday 17 July 2024

News from ABSMIDS | Free dental health awareness and screening camp

The Department of Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry organised a free dental health awareness and screening camp on 4th July 2024 for the students belonging to the high school classes of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Government High School, Deralakatte. A pediatric dental team, led by Dr. Ananthu, Lecturer along with the postgraduates visited the school. The interns posted in the department were also part of the camp.

A total of 183 students were screened for oral health check-up. The oral health status of the students was recorded and students, who required invasive dental procedures to be performed under local anaesthesia, were asked to report to the college for treatment.

The Department of Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry organised a free dental health awareness and screening camp on 11th July 2024 for the upper primary section of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Government High School, Deralakatte. Dr. Ananthu from the department led the team of postgraduates and interns. Oral health check-up was conducted for 205 students of Classes 5, 6 and 7.

Inauguration of Dr. K R Shetty Centre for Tulu Studies

“Dr. K R Shetty's commitment and straightforward personality will always be remembered. Nitte University's Centre for Tulu Studies will henceforth function in his name. A renowned neurologist, Dr. Shetty had keen interest in the study of Tulunadu, its language and culture. Nitte University will support research in this area, in his memory” - said Sri N Vinaya Hegde, Chancellor, Nitte University during the inaugural function of the Centre for Tulu Studies.

Pro-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shantharama Shetty launched the Tamil to Tulu and Konkani translation projects funded by the Central Institute of Classical Tamil, Chennai by presenting veelya to fourteen translators.

The architect and contractors who designed the Centre to reflect the Tulu culture, were honored on this occasion. Certificates were distributed to the participants of the recently completed Yakshagana Value Added Course.

Prof. (Dr) M S Moodithaya, Vice-Chancellor and Prof. (Dr) Satheesh Kumar Bhandary, Vice-President (ISR &CRL) conveyed their best wishes. Family members of Late Dr. KR Shetty – Dr. Divakar Shetty, Dr. Sudheer Hegde, Dr. Prabhavathi were present. Dr. Sayeegeetha welcomed the gathering and briefed the ongoing activities and projects in hand. Smt. Vijayalakshmi Kateel was the master of ceremony. Sri Deevith S K Perady rendered the prayer in Yakshagana style. Mr. Shashikumar Shetty, NSS Coordinator, Nitte DU concluded the program with the vote of thanks.

Nitte University's Centre for Tulu Studies | Kayyara Nenapu

Dr. Prasanna Rai, speaking at the Dr. K R Shetty Centre for Tulu Studies at Nitte DU on 8th June 2024, hailed Kayyara Kinhanna Rai as a shining example of discipline and dedication. Kayyara Kinhanna Rai effortlessly combined writing and work, crafting rhyming songs and stories without revising his words. His impact extended far beyond his family, inspiring the broader society.

Chief guest, Dr. Prasanna Rai, S/o Kayyara Kinhanna Rai, spoke about his father and sang a song composed by him at the Kayyara Nenapu program. In his presidential address, Prof. C S Shastry remembered his school days, the poems written by Kayyara Kinhanna Rai which were in the school text books.

Dr. Prerana Hegde, Jane, Sona, Suveeksha Bhandary, Adithi, Shweta and Vipul sang his poems. Samuel Dragmore from Boston, USA and Chirashree presented a dialogue regarding Kayyara’s writings.

Sri Bhuvana Prasad Hegde, son-in-law of Kayyara Kinhanna Rai was present on the occasion. Mrs. Jyothi Mahadev was the master of ceremony. Dr. Sayeegeetha, Program Coordinator welcomed the gathering.

Nitte University's Centre for Tulu Studies | NUDI NAMANA

A program was arranged at Dr. K R Shetty Centre for Tulu Studies on 8th May 2024, to pay tribute to Palthady Ramakrishna Achar, a senior researcher, litterateur who passed away on the previous day.

Mr. Devith S K Perady briefed about the achievements, writings of Dr. Palthady Ramakrishna Achar, who was a Tulu poet, scholar and former President of Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy.

The poems of Palthady Ramakrishna Achar were sung by Vijayalakshmi Kateel, Jayalakshmi R. Shetty and Suresh Rao Attur during this occasion. Dr. Sayeegeetha & Sri Praveena Ammembala shared their experiences of his guidance and love for Tulu.

Nitte University's Centre for Tulu Studies | Study of Indian banking - incomplete without acknowledging the role of South Canara

Dr K R Shetty Centre for Tulu Studies in collaboration with Govinda Dasa College Alumni Association, commemorated `Patrika Dina and Doctors Day’ on 1st July 2024.

Prof. (Dr) Sateesh Kumar Bhandary, Vice-President (ISR & CRL), briefed the significance of Doctors’ Day. Dr. Chinnappa Gowda, Retd. Vice Chancellor, Karnataka Folk University, felicitated Dr. Bhandary on Doctors' Day.

Chief Guest Dr. Sudhir Raj, Professor at Justice K S Hegde Institute of Management, Nitte offered insights into the rich social and financial heritage of South Canara Banking.

Journalists in attendance were honoured with 'Tulu Gitanjali', a book authored by Kedambadi Jattappa Rai. The event also recognized Mr. Shankar Guttakadu and Mrs. Sumathi Kemmade, Trainers & Resource persons of the workshop, a part of the Documentation Koraga Folk Knowledge & Dictionary Project.

Raviraj Kini, Professor, Nitte Institute of Communication, presided over the function. He discussed the current state of media in his address. Shri Ramesh Rao, former President, Govinda Dasa College Alumni Association, led the prayer, while Dr. Sayeegeetha and Mr. Mohan Shetty served as Masters of Ceremony. Prof. Krishnamurthy, Principal, Govinda Dasa College, delivered the vote of thanks.