The three students of Shanmugha Arts Science Technology and Research Academy (SASTRA) University stand out to be lucky ones to receive the prestigious Best Student Project Award, 2011, this year. The award, instituted by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has been given to 50 institutions in India out of which SASTRA is one.
The award was presented by the Global Head of TCS Academic Interface Programme and Head of TCS, Thiruvananthapuram, K. Kesavasamy at a function which took place in the university last week. The students to receive the award are Indumathi, Irfan Basha and Sivasowmiya. Each of them received a gold medal and a sum of Rs. 20, 000 as award.
According to Mr. Kesavasamy, “SASTRA is a special partner with TCS and both institutions collaborated on teaching-learning, research and students projects. With respect to research, TCS had taken up a huge research project for four years in biotechnology with SASTRA. This year, a record number of 1,750 students had been placed with TCS from SASTRA.”
The other personalities to participate in the function were, S.N. Srivatsava, Registrar, SASTRA University; P. Swaminathan, Dean; Gopalakrishnan, Associate Dean, and Bhadrinath, Director, Placement.
With a view to appreciate two students, Bhuvaneswari and R. Aparna who won gold and bronze medals, respectively at the Commonwealth Chess Championship held recently, SASTRA handed over a cash award of Rs 1.5 lakh to them through Mr. Kesavasamy.