AEC&RI ACTIVITIES

Expert Lecture on 'Introduction to SWOT Analysis' 'by Mr. T. Venkatesan

Date : 05-04-2024

  • Expert Lecture on ‘Introduction to SWOT Analysis’ ‘by Mr. T. Venkatesan, Professor of Practice, organized by the School of Finishing and Grooming to the students of IV. B.Tech. Agricultural Engineering, Food Technology and Energy and Environmental Engineering at AECRI Seminar hall.

Best Poster Award for the research work on IoT in Agricultural Education presented during the International Conference

Date : 20.03.2024

  • Received The Best Poster Award for the research work on IoT in Agricultural Education presented during the International Conference on Research Trends in AI and IoT for Infrastructure and Industry organized by Centre for Research Anna University Chennai.

World Water Day 2024 technical lecture with the theme "Water for Peace"

Date : 19.03.2024

  • World Water Day 2024 technical lecture with the theme “Water for Peace” jointly organized by Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute TNAU Coimbatore and The Institution of Engineers (India) Coimbatore.
  • IEI Members Dr Krishnamoorthi Jaganathan and Dr Madhan Mohan and Dr. Dr Palanivelan, Director Centre for Water and Geospatial Studies TNAU to deliver guest lecture on Water for Peace in which several water management technologies for agricultural crop production.
  • Dr. Raviraj Dean(AEC&RI) felicitated and highlighted the importance of agricultural water use and groundwater management strategies.

Farming the Future: Engineering the sustainable agriculture

Date : 19.03.2024

  • AGRITECH MANIFEST‘ 24 – An International Technical Symposium on “Farming the Future: Engineering the sustainable agriculture” organized by IV year B.Tech. Agricultural Engineering students (2020 batch)  at AECRI, Coimbatore.

National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management - Thanjavur (NIFTEM-T)

Date : 15.03.2024

  • Director, National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management – Thanjavur (NIFTEM-T) visited Tamil Nadu Agricultural University,  Coimbatore

Student interaction on 'Way forward towards Overseas education'

Date : 15.03.2024

  • Student interaction on ‘Way forward towards Overseas education’  by Dr. R.P. Kingsly Ambrose, Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Purdue University, USA at FPE Seminar Hall

Four days Staff training on 'Biogas technology for sustainable fuel and organic manure'

Date : 11.03.2024 to 14.03.2024

  • Four days Staff training on ‘Biogas technology for sustainable fuel and organic manure’ organized by Dept. of REE, AECRI, Coimbatore

CASFOS - Nine days Field Engineering Training on Watershed Management

Date : 11-03-2024

  • Nine days Field Engineering Training on Watershed Management for 2022 – 24 State Forest Service Officer Trainees of CASFOS, at AEC&RI, Coimbatore

International Women's Day 2024 celebration at AEC&RI, Coimbatore

Date : 08-03-2024

  • International Women’s Day 2024 celebration at AEC&RI, Coimbatore at AECRI Seminar hall.

Scientific writing workshop

Date : 04-03-2024

  • Scientific writing workshop jointly organized by AEC&RI, Coimbatore and SPGS, TNAU from 04.03.2024 to 06.03.2024

Survey on the effect of Root wilt disease in Coconut plantations at Pollachi

Date : 01-03-2024

  • Survey on the effect of Root wilt disease in Coconut plantations at Pollachi by TNAU – AEC&RI, Coimbatore Team lead by Dean (Engg.) comprising all the Faculty, Technical staff, Non-technical staff, Researchers and Students from 01.03.2024 to 02.03.2024.

Endowment Lecture on Mathematical Modeling for Management of Stored-Grain Ecosystems by Dr. Digvir S. Jayas

Date : 26-02-2024

  • Endowment Lecture on Mathematical Modeling for Management of Stored-Grain Ecosystems by Dr. Digvir S. Jayas, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Lethbridge, Canada organized by SPGS and Dept. of Food Process Engineering, AEC&RI, Coimbatore 

Targeting Energy Crops: Food-Energy Nexus

Date : 22-02-2024

  • Workshop on “Targeting Energy Crops: Food-Energy Nexus” organized by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore and Axiom Group of Companies

Exploring State-of-the-Art Technologies: A Knowledge Sharing Initiative

Date : 21-02-2024

  • Delegates from Dalhousie University and Canadian Universities visited TNAU University and explored state-of-the-art technologies, engaging in knowledge sharing with scientists and researchers.

Technology and Machinery Demonstration Mela - 2024

Date : 13-02-2024

  • Technology and Machinery Demonstration Mela – 2024 jointly organized by Agricultural Engineering College & Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi

Successful completion of Yuva Sangam Flagship Program by the students of AEC&RI

Date : 02-02-2024

  • Ms. Manisha S II B.Tech. Energy and Environmental Engineering of Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute TNAU Coimbatore recognize Ms. Manisha S II B.Tech. Energy and Environmental Engineering as NPTEL Believer and NPTEL Enthusiast for appearing in 8 exams in a semester and passed in 75% of courses .
  • Ms. Manisha S chooses wide domain of courses which includes Environmental Impact Assessment, Product Design and Development, Python for Data Science, Soft Skill Development, Sustainable Engineering and Life Cycle Analysis, Energy Conservation and Waste Heat Recovery.

Successful completion of Yuva Sangam Flagship Program by the students of AEC&RI

Date : 31-01-2024

  • Yuva Sangam flagship program of the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (EBSB) initiative, launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India with a motto of connecting youth from different parts of the country through educational and cultural exchanges.
  • Mr. Nihil Ram G V and Mr. Sibi Kowsik S students of Agricultural Engineering Collage and Research institute has visited different institutes and places at Rajasthan and  sucessfully completed.

Student Participation for Paper presentation in Bharathiyar University Cbe

Date : 24-01-2024

  • The students of III B.Tech. Energy and Environmental Engineering Ms. Naga Varshini M, Ms. Preethi K, and Ms. Aruna. has participated in the Indian Water Works Association Annual Convention at Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore.
  • Their paper on “Microbial Remediation of Heavy Metals” has won the second prize!

TNAU & ITC Teamed up to promote "Water for all today and tomorrow"

Date : 22-01-2024

  • TNAU & ITC Limited have teamed up under a memorandum of agreement to promote ‘Water for all today and tomorrow’.
  • focus areas include validating crop demand management practices in Coimbatore and Pudukkottai districts, and conducting a socio-economic impact survey on households covered under ITC’s Social Investment Program.
  • Mr. Venkat Rao, ITC Unit Head, ITC PSPD, Mr. Mahidhar Babu, HR Head, ITC PSPD, Mr. Manish Kumar, Program Manager, and Mr. Dinesh Moorthy, represented ITC in this collaboration.
  • Dr. Somasundaram, Director ABD and Agronomist, endorsed this consultancy project initiative.

One Student – One Farm Family Programme (OS-OFFP)

Date : 02-01-2024

  • Honorable Vice-Chancellor launched the novel scheme of One student One Farm Family programme and interacted with farmers and students.
  • One student will be attached with one farm family so that the student will gain hands on experience from farmers by visiting their field and interaction with farmer’s family members.
  • The farmers are receiving TNAU information through the attached students. The students will visit the fields along with the academic counsellors during different cropping season.

One Day Special Programme on Energy Conservation and Efficiency

  • Inaugural session of the One Day Special Programme on Energy Conservation and Efficiency – Opportunities and Benefits organized by Mr. ARUL K, President of The Coimbatore Productivity Council – India.
  • The event highlighted the state-of-the-art research, collaborations, and infrastructure in the Renewable Energy Engineering sector at TNAU.
  • The program aimed to enhance awareness and importance in productivity, quality, safety, and human resources.
  • The event successfully engaged and attracted participation from over 100 industrialists.

 

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  • The vision of Government of India to make India a developed nation by 2047, the 100th year of its independence.
  • It encompasses various aspects of development, including economic growth, social progress, environmental sustainability, and good governance.
  • Students were encouraged and sensitized to share their ideas and vision in the portal.
  • The activities lined up for bringing awareness among the students.

UK – India Workshop on Knowledge exchange on Dairy Technologies and energy efficiency in Indian Dairy units

Date : 12.12.2023

  • UK – India Workshop on Knowledge exchange on Dairy Technologies and energy efficiency in Indian Dairy units was jointly organized by University of Exeter and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore,
  • Teesside University, UK and Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai on 12.12.2023 at AEC&RI Seminar Hall. Dr. Raviraj, Dean (Agrl. Engg.) delivered the welcome address and stated that the workshop will explore the sustainable model of dairy farming especially concerning small, marginal, and landless farmers and opportunities in market expansion for the dairy industry.
  • Professor Tapas Mallick, University of Exeter, England, UK gave an introduction about the workshop and the significance of dairy farming in UK and in India.
  • Dr. R. Thamizh Vendan, Registrar, TNAU inaugurated the workshop and emphasized that this workshop will result in high-technology dairy production alternatives that can lead to not only relatively short returns on investment, but also significantly lower operation costs through reduced energy and water consumption, increased operational hours, and overall, less cleaning and maintenance needed.
  • Dr. Senthilarasu Sundaram, Teesside University, UK concluded the inauguration function with a vote of thanks.

TNAU was selected one among the Top 100 Higher Education institutions pioneering digital transformation

  • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) secured a position among the Top 100 Higher Education institutions driving digital transformation.
  • Distinguished speakers at the event included Suresh Prabhu, Nakul Jain, Shreshtha G., Sivaramakrishnan Venkateswaran, and Sachin Jain.
  • Special appreciation was extended to the Respected Vice-Chancellor of TNAU, Dr. Geetha Lakshmi, for visionary leadership and university upliftment.
  • The Registrar of TNAU accompanied the university’s representation at the Digii100 Summit.
  • The summit emphasized the significance of a comprehensive digital transformation framework in enhancing administrative processes, learning methodologies, and overall campus experiences.
  • TNAU remains committed to fostering innovation and technological excellence in higher education.

 

Data Science in Agriculture FDP at PS&IT TNAU AEC&RI, Coimbatore

  • The Department of Physical Sciences and IT at TNAU’s AEC&RI celebrated the successful initiation of its Faculty Development Program (FDP) on Data Science in Agriculture.
  • Faculty from AICTE Approved Institutes in Tamil Nadu and beyond participated, emphasizing the regional and national significance of the program, sponsored by AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy.
  • Dr. E. Somasundaram, Director of Agribusiness Development, delivered an insightful inaugural address, providing an overview of TNAU’s pioneering work in Data Science.
  • Dr. Raviraj Ayyavoo, Dean of AEC&RI, highlighted the crucial role of data science in agriculture, felicitating and acknowledging participants.
  • Dr. Balaji Kannan, Professor and Head of the Department of Physical Sciences & IT, presented a comprehensive overview of the FDP schedule, introducing esteemed resource persons.
  • Dr. C.S. Sumathi, Professor, expressed gratitude and delivered the vote of thanks, recognizing the collaborative efforts that ensured the event’s success.
  • The faculty of the Department of Physical Sciences and IT is commended for organizing this insightful FDP, contributing to academic and research excellence in agricultural sciences at TNAU.