Category Archives: Sona IT News

SWAYAM-NPTEL Domain Scholar : Ms.D.Komalavalli, Assistant Professor, Information Technology Department!

Ms.D.Komalavalli, AP/IT, Sona College of Technology has secured domain certificate under programming domain from NPTEL.

Department of Information Technology, Sona College of Technology feels proud in congratulating Ms. D. Komalavalli for obtaining programming domain certification from NPTEL by successfully completing 4 core courses and 3 elective courses with a total score of 550/700.

Best and Frequent Readers Award

Best and Frequent Readers Award – Sep 2018

Sona Central Library is happy to announce the Best and Frequent Readers Award for the month of  September 2018.

It was a pleasant surprise to get an opportunity to receive the best and frequent reader award from Vice Chairman Sir, Mr. Chocko Valliappa. I would like to express my immense thanks to him. I’d also like to thank Dr. R. Malathy mam (HoD –Civil), Prof. A. Shalini mam and Mr N. Sreedharan sir for choosing me for this valuable appreciation.
Sona Library have been just an ordinary library for me until I visited for a reason, and once I did it, it becomes addictive. I was, probably the least visited student in the library until it came to my final year project work. A huge thanks to the Digital World these days, that has turned the Sona Digital Library deficient of nothing. Be it academic books, a book for reference, novels, magazines, local or national daily newspapers, national or international journals, you name it, SONA has it. It’s only as far as your imagination can reach.
I had joined an online course on NPTEL, and the major part of my time in the library was well spent in it. Not to mention, I was attracted by the library due to the fast internet speed in the systems provided over there. However, the peaceful atmosphere and being surrounded by all the reference books that I needed while listening to online lectures, enabled me to learn it better and faster. Probably, that’s the reason why while in Sona, learning is a celebration.

  Fortunately, after enjoying learning from such an equipped library, reading and having motivation for learning something new, daily, have been the easiest and most productive habit I have cultivated inside me so far. Being a little specific about my reading schedule, last September, in there, “The Alchemist -by Paulo Coelho” was the best novel I have ever read. The way the author has explained the journey of an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago, in the book, and a moral, “believing it before achieving it”, was something that kept me calling back to the library again and again, because Sona library is addictive if you visit it for a cause, and in my case, I had so many.

                                                                                                 —– SHUSHIL PRASAD CHAURASIYA
(B.E –Civil Engineering, Final Year)

This is the spot where I learned a lot in academics as well as outside world. The spot is nothing but library of Sona College of Technology.
Library is a place where wide range of books and ebook resources necessary for learning, knowledge, reference and entertainment are residing. My college library encouraged me for learning independently and helped me exploring my interest in reading books and enriched my knowledge. It impacts positively on my achievement and academic performance. Library is a right place for the self-growth in various aspects like intellectual, cultural and artistic growth.
I cordially thank my college for providing me a great resource for my development.


Best and Frequent Readers Award – Aug 2018

Sona Central Library is happy to announce the Best and Frequent Readers Award for the month of  August 2018. Dr.R.S.Sabeenian gave  awards for 2018- ‘19 to the students in the MCA Library on Thursday 27th  August 2018 at 09:30 A.M.

M.Keshore of II yr / IT bagged the Best and Frequent Readers Award – Aug 2018

All will say gaining more marks may choose your career; but that is not the right. Of course marks are important, but how much knowledge that you gained is more important. All may say “Home is where your heart is”, but for me “Library is where my heart is”.
A person will never know the value of things when it is with him. When it is not there then they may feel. So, we have large collection of books in our library and the staffs help us a lot.  We all know “TIME is GOLD and TIME is PRECIOUS” the reason I have got this award is only because of time. Each second of your life may add more credits to your future, A person who has desire will definitely achieve success. The books I loved most in the library are “DNA of success” – Jack M. Zufelt and “start with why” – Simon Sinek. The reason for which I started coming to the library was for preparing for GATE exams and the good thing was the library is open till 8 pm. I really don’t know whether I deserve this award but I take this as a “Sign of Victory” for my GATE preparation.                                                                                                                      ———  Keshore

Best and Frequent Readers Award – July 2018

Sona Central Library is happy to announce the Best and Frequent Readers Award for the month of July 2018. Dr. S.R.R. SENTHIL KUMAR, Principal gave first awards for 2018- ‘19 to the students in the Main Library on Tuesday 21st August 2018 at 11:30 A.M.

                               Manohar Sah, Mechanical, Final Year

Best and Frequent Readers Award – February 2018

Sona Central Library is happy to announce the Best and Frequent Readers Award for the month of February 2018. Dr.S.R.R.SENTHIL KUMAR, Principal appreciates  the students, for their Best and Frequent Readers Award.

   ARUNKUMAR P   15CSEBE134L   CSE                         PAVITHRA S   15EEEBE099     EEE

Fulbright fellow, USA – Dr.J.Akilandeswari, HOD/IT

Dr. J. Akilandeswari, Professor and Head, Department of Information Technology has been granted Fulbright-Nehru fellowship for International Education Administrator’s Seminar. The objective of the fellowship is to expose the participants to the administrative aspects of Higher Education system in US. USIEF in India and Fulbright board in US jointly sponsors the fellowship. A total of 10 education administrators were selected from all over India in different fields of higher education in India. The fellowship period is 15 days from 15th October 2016 to 31st October 2016. She has returned from US completing the fellowship. She, along with 9 other Fulbrighters visited 16 Universities in the states of Virginia and North Carolina. She has been exposed in the administrative areas like career pathways, experiential learning, fostering alumni relations, fund raising, student support services, residential life of students and many other aspects. On the last day of the seminar the participants were given a cordial reception at Indian Embassy in Washington DC. The minister of commerce Ms.Reenat Sandhu had presided over the meeting and enquired about the experience of the fellowship.


The learnings has been shared with her fellow colleagues as a seminar on 05.11.2016. The chairman and vice-chairmen presided over the event.


30th National Convention of Computer Engineers and National Seminar on the theme ‘’Data Mining Techniques and Recent Trends’’

The Institution of Engineers (India) is the largest multidisciplinary professional body that encompasses 15 engineering disciplines and gives engineers a platform to share professional interests. This year, The Institution of Engineers (India), Salem Local Center under the tutelage of “Computer Engineering Division Board (CPDB) in consortium with Department of Information Technology, Sona College of Technology & Thiagarajar Polytechnic, Salem organized 30th National Convention of Computer Engineers and a National Seminar on “DATA MINING TECHNIQUES & RECENT TRENDS” on Feb 18th and 19th 0f 2016.


The dignitaries of the convention were Sri. C.Valliappa, Chairman, Sona College of Technology,  Dr. V.Karthikeyan, Chairman IE(I), Salem Local Centre and Principal, Thiagarajar Polytechnic College, Dr.V.Jayaprakash, , Principal, Sona college of technology, Dr.C.V.Koushik, Director-Academics, Sona College of Technology, Sri. Sunil Grover, Chairman, CPDB, IE(I), Er.D.Ramanathan, Chairman, IEI Tamil Nadu State Centre, Er.R.Periyasamy, IE(I), State Council Member,Er.P K Kulkarni, CPDB,IE(I) and Dr.J.Akilandeswari, Head/IT, Sona College of Technology.

Dr.Narendra Kohli, HBTI, Kanpur, Dr.NP.Gopalan, NIT Trichy, Dr.P.Shanthi Thilagam, NIT Suratkal, Dr.V.Vasanthakumari, DGM(C&IT),SAIL honored with an Eminent Engineer award. Dr.Shriram K.Vasudevan, Amrita University & Dr. Sriparna Saha, IIT Patna, Bihar received the young engineer award.

Besides the invited lectures by the eminent experts from industry, academia and research organizations, a limited number of selected technical papers were presented.