NIQR – T S Krishna Student Award – Best Essay Competition
NIQR has instituted various Awards to recognize and honor world class organizations and distinguished individuals, which are conferred during the National Conventions. One such award, NIQR - T.S. Krishna Award – Best Essay Competition was instituted in 1982 in honor of Shri. T S Krishna, Founder Chairman of Sundaram Fasteners Ltd and the Doyen of the TVS group.
For this 15th NIQR National Convention, in the first meeting held on 5th Feb 2016, the Chairman of the TS Krishna Student Award Committee Mr. P K Aggarwal, Chairman spelt out the methodology for selection of the Awardee. The selection committee consists of the following members.
Mr. C V Gowri Sankar, NIQR Student Chapters Coordinator Dr. P Ramesh, Co-opted National Council Member - NIQR Prof. C Uthayakumar, Principal, Sakthi Engineering College Dr. S Mohana Murugan, HOD - Automobile Engineering, Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha University Dr. S. P. Srinivasan, HOD- Mechanical Engineering, Rajalakshmi Engineering College
The committee decided to give wide publicity to all institutions through posters, emails and WhatsApp inviting e-papers on the theme: “Skill India for Sustainable Global Quality”.
On an overwhelming response, we have received 93 e-papers from 12 institutions which is a record in its history. In view of this excellent response, the Awards Committee decided to select 3 students for NIQR Award over and above the coveted NIQR – T S Krishna Student Award.
The jury team consisting of Mr. N Jagannatha Rao, EC Member - NIQR Chennai Branch and Prof D. R. Kiran, National Council Member- NIQR spent quality time for 4 days to evaluate the papers received and shortlisted 21 out of 93 for the next level of competition.
The PowerPoint Paper Presentation was organised on 4th April 2016 at NIQR Conference Hall. Mr. C V Gowri Sankar welcomed the participants and gave a brief about NIQR and the Award. Mr. S Rajasekaran presided over the Inaugural Function and insisted the students to participate in all events of NIQR; he explained to them the importance of the theme for the Nation as a whole and students in particular.
The jury panel of Dr. A Sanjeeva Rao, Past National President- NIQR, Mr. Shanmugavel, Principal, Ramakrishna Mission Polytechnic College, Mylapore and Mr. A Pradeep, EC Member - NIQR Chennai Branch had a tough time in evaluating the presentations. The students were very clear about the topic and its relevance in today’s employment opportunities which were revealed in the lively Q&A session. The feedback from participants clearly showed that they have learnt the new concepts about skill development and TQM.
Mr. K N Krishnamurthy, Past National President, NIQR presided over the Valedictory Function and expressed his happiness at the depth of preparation and quality of presentation of the participants. He presented the Participation Certificates to all 19 students and mementos to all students & jury members.