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Department of English
Ms. K.E. Valarmathi, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Annamal College of Education, Thoothukudi, delivered a guest lecture on the topic “Mass Media” to students of II B.A English on 29th June 2013 as part of the C.O.P. Dr. Monica Ramraj, Dr. Bala Shanmuga Devi, and Dr. T. Lilly Golda went for paper valuation held at Sarah Tucker College, Palayamkottai from 9th to 16th July 2013. Dr. D. Sankary, presented a paper at the ELTAI International Seminar held at S.R.M University, Chennai from 18th to 20th July 2013. Dr. T. Lilly Golda, delivered a guest lecture on “Soft Skills” to students of English Literature (U.G, P.G and M.Phil.) at SFR College, Sivakasi on 23rd August 2013. Dr.P.Bala Shunmuga Devi, acted as a judge for the Elocution in the “Jambore” inter-school district level event held at Subbiah Vidyalayam Girls Higher Secondary School, Thoothukudi on 23rd August 2013. Students participated and also won prizes in various competitions conducted at Fatima College, Madurai on 24th August 2013. 14 students of English Literature were escorted by Dr. Monica Ramraj, and Mrs. D. Shunmuga Jothi, to participate in the Intercollegiate Literary Competition held at Rani Anna College, Tirunelveli on 30th August 2013. P. Indra Gandhi of III B.A English won 1st prize in Monoacting and Pavithra of III B.A English won 3rd prize in Spell Bee.
Students participated in various competitions conducted at Lady Doak College, Madurai on 31st August 2013 and also won prizes. P. Indra Gandhi of III B.A English secured 2nd place in ‘Amizhthini 2013’and Rathi Kumari of III B.A English and Prabha Rani of II B.A English secured 1st place in Folk Dance. P. Rajeswari of II B.A English participated in “Lasalle 50 Chess” conducted in St. Lasalle Higher Secondary School, Thoothukudi on 1st September 2013. She scored 2 points in 6 rounds. Dr. T. Lilly Golda presided over the inauguration of the English Literary Association and delivered a lecture on “Literature and Life” held at Sarah Tucker College, Palayamkottai on 14th September 2013. Dr. B. Manivannan, Associate Professor of English delivered a lecture on the topic “Research in English Literature” to students of B.A English Literature in the English Association Meeting convened by the staff-in-charge P.Bala Shanmuga Devi on 25th September 2013. An Interdepartmental paper presentation competition was held by the association on 27th September 2013. Dr. R. Shanthakumari, Associate Professor of History and Mrs. N. Vanitha, Head, Department of Commerce (S.F) acted as judges wherein 9 students participated in the presentation. K.S. Anushya of III B.A English got the 1st prize, N. Priyanka of I B.Sc Maths and S. Nishanthini of I B.Com (Reg) got the 2nd prize and A. Gandhimathi of III B.A English got 3rd prize.
Dr. R. C. Vasuki, Dr. T. Lilly Golda, and Ms. G. Sharmely, participated in a UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Indian Writing in English: A Literary Uprising” organized by the Department of English, Mannar Thirumalai Naickar College, Madurai in collaboration with TJELLS on Saturday, 28th September 2013. Dr. T. Lilly Golda chaired one of the paper presentation sessions. The management of the institution sponsored a One-day International Workshop on “Scholastic Phases in English Language Learning – SPELL 2013” which was organized by the Department of English, on 4th October 2013. Dr. C.V. R Vathsala, Dean, Sri Aurobindo Mira College of Education, Madurai delivered the keynote address. Mr. Jerome Boyd Hallan, English Language Trainer, North Carolina, U.S.A served as resource person for the morning session and conducted an interactive session on “Fun with Language Learning”. Dr. K. Balasubramanian, Professor of English (Retd), ManonmaniamSundaranar University, Tirunelveli delivered a Special address and served as the resource person for the afternoon session. One hundred and fifty participants from various institutions participated and benefitted from the same.
Dr. R.C.Vasuki and Dr. T. Lilly Golda participated in the NAAC Sponsored National Seminar on “Neo Perspectives and Practices for Quality Enhancement in Higher Education” organized by the Internal Quality Assurance cell (IQAC) of Holy Cross College, Nagercoil on 8th October 2013. Dr. Anita Albert and Mrs. D. Shunmuga Jothi escorted a set of 50 students from III B.A English on a tour to Munnar and Kochin for two days (6th and 7th October 2013). Dr. T. Lilly Golda and Dr. Anita Albert served as judges for a paper presentation competition on “Indian Diasporic Writers” to students of BA English at Holy Cross Home Science College, Tuticorin on 18th September 2013. Ms. G. Sharmely invited Mrs.P.T. Selvi Kokila, Assistant Professor of English, V.O.C College, Thoothukudi to deliver a guest lecture on Sharon Pollock’s “Walsh” to students of III B.A English on 22nd October 2013 as part of the English Association activities. Dr. R.C.Vasuki participated in the International Conference TEE13, hosted by Annammal College of Education, Thoothukudi on 21st and 22nd Nov 13. Dr. D.Sankary, Dr.P.Bala Shanmuga Devi, Dr. T.Lilly Golda and Ms.G.Sharmely participated and presented papers in the same conference in the following topics respectively: Enhancing Employability Skills through Mediation, Psychological Solutions to Impediments in Language Acquisition: ATheoretical Study, Acquisition of Writing Skills: An Overview of Effective Strategies and Exploration of thr foremost aptitude in presentation skills for public speaking Dr. D.Sankary acted as a speaker in SYMPOSIUM I. Dr.P.Bala Shanmuga Devi chaired two paper presentation sessions in the conference.
Department of History
The History Association Meeting was conducted on 19-09-2013. Prof. Murugaiah, Dept. of History, M.S.University delivered a lecture on “Swami Vivekanandha”. Dr. R.Shantha Kumari and Dr. S.Thanam presented papers in the Tamil Nadu History Congress on 20-09-2013 at St. Mary’s College, Tuticorin. An inter department essay competition was held on 09-10-2013 on the topic “tUq;fhy ,e;jpahit cUthf;Ftjpy; ,isQh;fs;”.
A one day National Seminar on “India through the Ages – ITA 2013” was conducted on 23rd Oct. 2013. The III degree students went on a tour to Ooty and Mettupalayam on 28.10.2013 & 29.10.2013.
Department of Mathematics
Dr.V.Maheswari attended the One day State level workshop on ‘Launch Pad’ at M.S.University, Tirunelveli on 19.08.13. Mrs.D.Radha and Mrs.K.Bala Deepa Arasi attended Smart class at A.P.C.Mahalaxmi College on 18.09.13. Dr.K.Palani participated in the One day State level Orientation Programme on the topic “Soorya Namaskar” at Vivekananda Kendra, Thoothukudi.
Dr.N.Meenakumari submitted the Annual Report of the Minor Research Project to the UGC, Hyderabad on 05.10.2013. Dr.N.Meenakumari published a paper entitled “On Intuitionistic Fuzzy Magnified Translation in Gamma near rings” in the International Journal of Mathematical Sciences and Engineering applications. Dr. K.Palani and Dr. V.Maheswari together published a paper on “Graphoidal Directed Out-Tree Cover for Digraphs” in the Multi Disciplinary Refereed Journal “OUTREACH”. Mrs.C.Parameswari presented a paper on “Fuzzy Bi-ideals in Gamma Near Rings via Left Operator Near Rings”, Mrs.R.Rajeswari presented a paper on “Fuzzy Ideals in Boolean like Semi Rings” and Miss. S.Suba Revathy presented a paper on “Prime and Prime Cordial Labeling of some New Graphs” in a National seminar on “Graph Theory and Fuzzy Mathematics” conducted on 06.09.13.
Our alumni Mrs.Gayathri Gargeya, Vedic Math Trainer in Chinmaya Mission, United States of America delivered a Guest lecture on Vedic Mathematics on 19.08.13. She taught the students how arithmetic operations like multiplication, division, finding squares and square roots between integers and polynomials could be performed quickly in contrary to the conventional method of finding them. The Department of Mathematics made arrangements to observe Sath Bhavna Diwas on 20.08.13and invited eminent speakers from three prime religions. The Principal Dr.P.G.Seethalakshmi welcomed the gathering. Dr.S.Rukmani, Retd.Professor, Department of Tamil, A.P.C.Mahalaxmi College for Women, gave a talk on Hinduism. Thiru.K.F.Jaleel Ahamed, Assistant Professor, Department of Arabic, Sathakathullah Appa College, Palayamkottai highlighted the ideals of Islam and Rev.Emi Paul, St.Michel’s Church, Thoothukudi spoke on Christianity. Unity in Diversity was insisted upon.
A One Day National Seminar on “Emerging Trends in Graph Theory and Fuzzy Mathematics” was conducted on 06.09.13, sponsored by the Management. Dr.R.Kala, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Manonmaniam Sundarnar University, Tirunelveli delivered the inaugural address wherein she said that 2013 is specially marked for the 100th birthday celebration of the famous Hungarian Mathematician Paul Erdos and dedicated the seminar to Paul Erdos. Dr.Sunil Jacob John, Department of Mathematics, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala spoke on “Hybrid Set Structures for Uncertainty Modeling”. Ms. R.Kala, Manonmaniam Sundarnar University addressed on graphs – “Domination and Colourings”. Dr.M.Vaityanathan, H.O.D of Mathematics, Rajapalayam Raju’s College, Rajapalayam addressed the gathering on Fuzzy Graphs. Nearly 150 staff and research scholars from all over India benefitted through this seminar. Nearly 15 scholars presented their research papers. Dr.M.Murugalingam from Thiruvalluvar College, Papanasam acted as a Chairperson for paper presentation session. Parallelly, poster presentation competition was conducted. PG students from various colleges participated. In the competition, results explaining the applications of graph theory and fuzzy logic in various real life problems were predicted by the students. Dr.M.Vaidyanathan and Dr.Nellai Murugan from V.O.C.College, Thoothukudi gave the judgement as below. A.Swathi, U.Mahesh Kanagavalli and S.Selva Lakshmi of II M.Sc Mathematics, A.P.C.Mahalaxmi college For Women, Thoothukudi secured the I Prize. G.Mariammal, T.Raja Rajeswari and R.Prema from The M.D.T. Hindu College, Tirunelveli won the II Prize. Dr.N.Meenakumari, Dr.V.Maheswari and Mrs.K.Bala Deepa Arasi accompanied 52 students from III B.Sc, II M.Sc and M.Phil Mathematics for major Tour to Cochin on 27.09.13and 28.09.13.
Selvi.S.Ramalakshmi of III B.Sc Mathematics was elected as Chairman for this academic year. T.Narmatha of II B.Sc Mathematics participated in Seven days literary Camp from 01.08.13 to 07.08.13 organized by the Department of Information development for Tamil, Secretariat, Tamil Nadu. J.Lawanya of I B.Sc Mathematics participated in Springs 2K13 and won the II prize in Miss Spring Competition held on August 24, 2013 at Fathima College, Madurai. On 31.08.13, T.Narmatha of II B.Sc Mathematics won the III prize in Tamil Essay Writing organized by Suvadugal’13 – Rotary Club at Lady Doak College, Madurai. T.Narmatha of II B.Sc Mathematics won the I prize in the Interdepartmental Level Competition “Tamil Elocution” conducted by Department of Chemistry on 20.09.13. N.Priyanka of I B.Sc Mathematics won the II prize in paper presentation contest held by the English Literary Association on 27.09.2013. A.Swathy, S.Selvalakshmi and U.Magesh Kanagavalli of II M.Sc Mathematics won the I Prize in Poster presentation in the One day National Seminar on “Emerging Trends in Graph Theory and Fuzzy Mathematics “conducted by the Department of Mathematics on 06.09.13. S.Gurumathi of II B.Sc Mathematics won the I Prize in the interdepartmental paper presentation competition on “Robotics”, S.Gurumathi and S.Malathi of II B.Sc Mathematics won the I Prize in Quiz competition and T.Narmatha of II B.Sc Mathematics won the II Prize in the competition “Just a minute” conducted by Department of Computer Science on 23.10.13.

The Prize winners of the competitions held on 24.10.13 by the Fine Arts Club are as follows:
N.Priyanka of I B.Sc Mathematics won the II prize in Verse Writing(English)
T.Narmatha of II B.Sc Mathematics won the I prize in Verse Writing(Tamil)
K.Indhu Mahadevi of III B.Sc Mathematics won the I prize in Story Writing(Tamil)
R.Renuka Devi of III B.Sc Mathematics won the II prize in Story Writing(English)
T.Narmatha of II B.Sc Mathematics won the I prize in Turn - coat
The Prize winners of the competitions held on 25.10.13 by the Fine Arts Club are as follows:

M.K.Rabiathul Sabana of III B.Sc Mathematics won the II prize in Jewel Making
M.Archana of III B.Sc Mathematics won the I prize in Flower Arrangement
Nearly 16 students of III B.Sc Mathematics took part in the Rally on 10.07.13 conducted by N.S.S club. S. Ramalakshmi of III B.Sc Mathematics participated in One Day Workshop (N.S.S ) on 05.08.13 at Tirunelveli.
Nearly 19 students of III B.Sc Mathematics have taken O.H.P classes on different topics on 03.10.13. T.Narmatha of II B.Sc Mathematics handled a L.C.D class on the topic “Contributions of Shakundala Devi in Mathematics” on 27.09.13. S.Gurumathi and B.K.Rajasree of II B.Sc Mathematics have taken Smartboard class on the major paper “Sequences and Series” on 07.10.13.
Department of Chemistry
One day National Seminar on “Current Trends in Chemistry” was organized by the Department of Chemistry, A.P.C. Mahalaxmi College for Women, Thoothukudi on 7th August 2013 and an Intercollegiate poster presentation was also conducted. Eighty participants representing several colleges participated in the seminar. Prizes were given to the winners of poster presentation.
Dr. S. Sivasubramanian, Advisor, Noorul Islam University inaugurated the seminar and delivered the keynote address . Dr. E. Vadivel, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Dynanprassark Mandal’s College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bardez - Goa gave a talk on “In silico studies”. Our alumnae Dr. K. Ramalakshmi, Scientist, PPSFT department, CFTRI, Mysore delivered an interesting lecture on “Functional properties of Coffee”. Dr. M.G. Sethuraman, Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram gave a talk on “Green initiatives in surface coating formulations”. Mrs. S. Sankara
Vadivu presented a poster entitled “Vitamin-C in some selected simple Ascidians” in the same event. The department organized the Independence Day celebration. Dr. A. Anbukkarasi, Associate Professor of History hoisted the National Flag. Cultural events and rangoli competitions were conducted. Mrs. P. Yokeswari Nithya, Mrs. S. Sankaravadivu, 2 UG and 4 PG students participated in a State level seminar on “Recent trends in Chemistry” on 21st August 2013 at V.O.C. College, Thoothukudi. Add-on-Course exam was conducted on 30.08.13 for II B.Sc students. Miss. B. Suganthini, I. M.Sc Chemistry presented a poster entitled “Chemical Applications of Graph theory” and Lakshmi, I. M.Sc Chemistry presented on the topic “Structure determination using Graph theory” in the National Seminar organised by the Department of Maths, A.P.C.Mahalaxmi College for Women, Thoothukudi on 16.09.13. Mrs. S. Sankara Vadivu presented a poster entitled “The Acid Ocean” in the National Seminar organized by the Department of Zoology on 18.09.13. S. Gopika, D. Saravana Priya and Samaya Santhi of I B.Sc Chemistry and B. Suganthini, Lakshmi, Sonia and Manjula devi of I M.Sc Chemistry presented a poster entitled “Global Warming” in the same.
In connection with the 40th Anniversary celebrations of the College, the department of Chemistry in association with Global Hospitals & Health City, Chennai proudly organized the Health Awareness cum Initiative Programme - “Live and Let Live” on 19.09.13. Dr. Gomathi Narasimhan, M.S, ASTS (Fellowship, USA), Senior Consultant Transplant Surgeon (liver and kidney), Global Hospitals & Health City, Chennai delivered a talk on healthy living and Organ donation. Dr.Agnes, a leading Obsterician and Gynaecologist, Agnes Joseph Hospital, Tirunelveli impressed the students by her insightful, educative and inspirational talk on ‘Women’s Health’. Poster Presentation on the topic “Organ Donation - Save lives” was also conducted and 29 participants presented the posters and prizes were awarded. The first prize was won by the team, A. Kiruba Nandhini, III Physics & K. Noorul Sibana, II Physics and the second prize was shared by two teams, C. Krishnaveni and A. Angalaeswari, I History & K.Krishnaveni, S.Sankaraeswari and S.Mariselvi of III Chemistry.
On behalf of the Chemistry association an elocution competition on “Devastation of the Hills- Can we lessen the misery?” and “Science Cartoon” competitions were conducted on 20.09.13. Five students from various disciplines participated in the elocution competition and ten students participated in the ‘Science Cartoon’ competition. In elocution competition S. Narmada of II Maths won the first prize and Vidhya of II Chemistry won the second prize. N. Samaya Santhi of I Chemistry won the first prize and K. Krishnaveni of III Chemistry won the second prize in ‘Science Cartoon’ competition.
Mrs. H. Kohila Subathra Christy participated in the International Conference organized by Sree Ayyappa College for Women, Nagercoil on 21.09.13 and Dr. D. Shanmuga Priya presented a paper entitled “Total flavonoid and phenolic content in a simple ascidian Phallusia nigra”, Mrs. S. Sankara Vadivu on “Nutritive value of a colonial ascidian Ecteinascidia venui, Meenakshi, 2000” and Miss. C. Stella Packiam on “Chemical constituents in a simple ascidian Ascidia sydneiensis”.
We proudly record that our Principal Dr. P.G. Seethalakshmi has been awarded with the Ph.D degree by MS University and received doctoral degree from our Excellency Governor Rosaiah on 23.09.13. In connection with the Birth Anniversary celebrations of Shri Kamaraj, conducted at Kamaraj College on 15.07.13, R. Jeyalakshmi, II B.Sc Chemistry secured I Prize in the folk dance competition and won the Rolling Cup. C. Mariselvi, II B.Sc Chemistry won the III prize in the Rangoli competition on the topic “Manithaneyam” and S. Chitra Devi, II B.Sc Chemistry participated in the elocution competition - “Kamarajar oru Sagaptham”. R. Sankaraeswari and D. Manshiya of I B.Sc Chemistry participated in the Music competition. On 31st August R. Jeyalakshmi, II B.Sc Chemistry participated in the Mime competition “Suvadugal 13”at the Intercollegiate meet conducted at Lady Doak College, Madurai.
Miss R. Jeya Lakshmi of II B.Sc Chemistry attended Combined Annual Training Camp (NCC) held at Rani Anna College, Tirunelveli, from 8th June 2013 till 17th June 2013. She participated and won II place in Group Dance Competition and ‘Tug of war competition’ in the Camp. From 29th July 2013 to 7th August 2013 she attended the IUC for RDC held at S.T. Hindu College, Nagercoil. She attended RDC Training I camp held at PSN Polytechnic College, Melathediyoor from 15th to 24thAugust 2013. She attended RDC Launch Camp held at American College Madurai from 18th September to 27th September 2013. She attended the Combined Annual Training Camp - cum- IGC (RD Events) at Yadava College, Madurai from 28th September to 07th October 2013.
39 Students of III B.Sc Chemistry accompanied by two faculty members Mrs. P. Yokeswari Nithya and Mrs. S. Sankara Vadivu went on an Industrial visit to Aavin Milk farm on 01.10.13. Our students enjoyed the two days tour to Munnar and Cochin escorted by Mrs. H. Kohila Subathra Christy and Mrs. P. Yokeswari Nithya.
Visual classes were conducted by Mrs. K. Sarada on the topic “Applied Electrochemistry for III B.Sc students on 05.10.13, Dr. D. Shanmuga Priya, on the topic “HPLC” for I M.Sc and “Water Analysis” for I B.Sc students on 09.10.13 and 12.10.13 respectively, Dr. P.G.Seethalakshmi, on the topic “Electrical properties and Structure of Molecules” for III degree students on 12.10.13. Mrs. S. Sankara Vadivu on the topic “Phase rule” for I M.Sc students on 12.10.13.
Tutor-Ward meeting was conducted regularly by the teacher in-charge of the class and the report submitted to the teacher in-charge, Dr. S. Malarkodi, Associate Professor of Commerce. Dr. P.G. Seethalakshmi inaugurated and presided over functions of the various colleges

11.05.2013 - Chief guest for the 58th College Day function at V.O. Chidambaram College of education, Thoothukudi
11.07.2013 - Inaugurated the various Associations and Student Union Council at Holy Cross Home Science College, Thoothukudi
22.08.2013 - Presided the Zonal Sports Meet at A.P.C. Veerabahu Matriculation School, Thoothukudi
11.09.2013 - Inaugurated the “Marian Art Fest 2013” at St. Mary’s College, Thoothukudi
Paper Publications:
Dr. P.G. Seethalakshmi published a paper entitled “Studies on the Syntheses, Structural Characterization, Antimicrobial and DPPH radical scavenging activity of the co-crystals caffeine:cinnamic acid and caffeine:eosin dehydrate” in the Journal of Molecular Structure, 1050 (2013) 88-96.
Mrs. H. Kohila Subathra Christy published a paper entitled “IR and GC-MS spectral studies of the ethanolic extract of Phallusia arabica Savigny” 1816, Archives of Applied Science Research, 5, 2013, 17-23.
Dr. D. Shanmuga Priya published papers entitled “Phytochemical and Pharmacognostic evaluation of the simple ascidian Phallusia nigra Sav.” in the International Journal, Global Journal of Pharmacology, 22(2), Sep – Oct 2013; 29, 162-167 and “Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Simple Ascidian, Phallusia nigra Sav” in International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research, 7 (1): 39-44, 2013.
Department of Zoology
Revathi.P III B.Sc. has won the I prize in the Group dance held at Lady Doak college , Madurai on 31.08.13. B. Sorna priya (II Zoo) attended two NCC Camps. Our Management sponsored One day National Seminar on Marine Conservation was conducted on 18.09.2013. Delegates, faculty members and students from 12 collleges participated and benefited out of the programme. The following were the resource persons.

Dr. I. Jegadis, Principal Scientist, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Tuticorin. Dr. M. Krishnaveni, Asst. Professor, Centre for Marine Sciences and Technology, Rajakkamangalam. Dr. M. Murugan, Asst. Professor, Noorul Islam University, Kumarakovil. Dr. P. Padmavathy, Asst. Professor, Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tuticorin.
Mrs. S.Gomathy and Mrs. M.Paripoorana Selvi presented a paper in an International Conference on 21.09.2013 conducted by the Kanyakumari Academy of Arts and Science (KAAS) hosted at Ayyappa’s college, Nagerkoil. Mrs. M. Paripoorana Selvi has published a research paper in the International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (Vol. No.2., Issue 3, pp. 286-295).Mrs. M. Paripoorana Selvi, Mrs. S.Gomathy, Mrs.T.Chitra accompanied a study tour to Trivandrum along with I & III Year students on 11.10.2013. The Zoology Association meeting was held on 28.10.2013. Dr. Vaseekaran delivered a lecture on ‘Alternative Medicine – Acupuncture’. Our students M. Pon Mariammal and S.Seerin secured the University II & XI ranks in the major subjects respectively in the academic year 2012-2013.
Department of Commerce
Minor activity committee election was held and Y.Vaitheeshwari of III B.com was elected as Treasurer and Ishwarya of III B.com was elected as Secretary. Founders day celebration was organized and conducted on 30.08.2013 The students participated in various competitions and won prizes as given below

SNO Date Name of student and class Kind of programme Prize Organised by intercollege

1

23.08.2103

S.Sorna Muthu Rekha
II-B.com

Verse writingII-B.com

I

Fathima college Madhurai

2

Ishwarya
III- B.com

Essay competition

II

A.P.C.Mahalaxmi College for Women

3

Shenbagalakshmi
III-B.com

Quiz

I

Holy Cross College Nagercoil

4

M.Kanthapriya
III-B.com

Proverb arrangement

I

Dept of Computer science, A.P.C.Mahalaxmi College for Women

5

M.Kanthapriya
III-B.com

Quiz

I

Online Dept of B.com CA , A.P.C.Mahalaxmi College for Women

6

S.Mariya Irudhiya Nishanthini
I-B.com

Essay writing

Dept of English, A.P.C.Mahalaxmi College for Women

7

S.Ramya
II-B.com

Chess

I

Scad college, Nagercoil

3 Students from II-B.com attended 10 days NCC Camp held at P.S.N College Tirunelveli and also S.T Hindu College, Nagercoil On 26.9.2013’Associate meeting was held and Mr.Alagu Sundaram address the gathering on the topic “The Need of Hour”. A CA Institute arranged an awareness meeting for commerce students on 1.10.2013 and Mrs.P.Gogila Rani And Dr.K.Sathya Bama accompanied the students. One day National Seminar was arranged and conducted on 29.10.2013 on the topic “India’s Current Economic Turmoil”-causes and controlling measures. Department of B.Com(S.F) S.Banupriya and S.Caroline of II B.Com participated in the Inter-Collegiate Quiz Competition and won the II prize. The department conducted a Quiz Competition. The winners are Caroline, Pavithra, Ahamed Fathima and the runners are Mahesh, Alagurani, Ramya. Mrs.N.Vanitha and Mrs.T.Chellammal organised LCD classes and smart board classes for UG and PG students. Students went on tour on 19.10.2013 and 20.10.2013 to Coimbatore and Ooty. Mrs. M.Chithrakala and Mrs.S.Shanthi accompanied the 48 students of III degree students. Department of Commerce with C.A Following are some prizes won by the students

On 24th Aug. 2013, M.Vaisali of III B.Com CA, S.R.Khrenabuk III B.Com CA and C.Selin of II B.Com CA won II Prize in ‘AD – ACT’ conducted by Fatima College, Madurai. On 31th Aug. 2013, S.Rathi Vigneswari of II B.Com CA won II Prize in ‘Just - a – minute’ conducted by Lady Doak College, Madurai. On 7th Oct. 2013, M.Anusthica of II B.Com CA won II Prize conducted by M. S. University, Tirunelveli.
On behalf of Commerce with CA association an Interdepartmental Debate is conducted on 30th Oct.2013. Department of Computer Science The computerized “College Union Election” was successfully conducted by our faculty members with the help of our students. Our students, Siva Sankari and M.Meera of III yearwere elected as the treasurer and fine arts secretary of the college union. Some of our students actively participated in the various competitions conducted in Fathima College, Lady Doak College, Kamaraj College and A.P.C.M.College and won several prizes.

SNO Date Name programme Prize Organiser

1

15.07.13

Parvathi Devi,
Nibuna Narayani and Sivagami (II)

Group Dance

I

Kamaraj College

2

24.08.13

M.Meera (III)

Solo Singing

II

Fathima College

3

31.08.13

M.Meera (III)

Solo Classical Singing

I

Lady Doak College

4

31.08.13

C.Parvathi Devi,
P.Nibuna Narayani,Sivagami (II)

Group Dance (Folk)

I

Lady Doak College

5

4.10.13

M.Meera and C.Siva Sankari (III)

Paper Presentation

III

Francis Xavier Engineering College

6

7.10.13

P.Uma Maheswari

Table Tennis

II

Chief Minister Trophy

7

10.10.13 -12.10.13

P.Nibuna Narayani (II)
K.Krishna Nivashini
M. Antony Arockia Banu
J. Sakthi Priyadhurshini and G.Muthu Raja Lakshmi (I)

Basket Ball

IV

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University

8

16.8.13

M.Shunmugapriya (II)

Hand writing

II

A.P.C.M.College

9

24.08.13

G.Vijaya Rani (III)

Story Writing Tamil

II

A.P.C.M.College

10

24.10.13

S.Rajamallika (II)

Verse Writing Tamil

I

A.P.C.M.College

11

24.10.13

M.Shanmugapriya(II)

Story Writing English

III

A.P.C.M.College

12

25.10.13

K.Sivagami (II)

Foot Loose

I

A.P.C.M.College

13

25.10.13

S.Maria Josephin Heline
B.Samu Sheeba (III)
A.Meena,
R.Sinduja
J.Sakthi Priyadharshini (I) and
P.Rukmani (II)

Semi Classical

II

A.P.C.M.College

14

25.10.13

E.Hema Swetha (I)

Painting

II

A.P.C.M.College

15

25.10.13

M.Meera (III)

Solo Classical Singing

I

A.P.C.M.College

16

25.10.13

M.Meera (III)

Individual Event

I

A.P.C.M.College

Few of our alumni whole heartedly sponsored an “Alumni Sponsored Programme” on 20-09-2013, which was an Intercollegiate competition. Paper presentations &Animations were conducted. As part of our Association activities we conducted an online quiz and speech on computer related topics on 20.09. 2013. Numerous audio-visual classes using smart board were conducted by our faculty members.Tutor – Ward Meeting was conducted once in a month to extend counselling to the students. Our students were made industry-ready through the add-on courses offered for all the three years. To face the upcoming challenges of the competitive world, “Soft skills Programme” was offered to our final year students. Apart from academics, our students were refreshed by going on a tour to Veega land and Cochin. Department of Physics Mrs. A.S.I. Joy Sinthiya presented a paper entitled “Growth structural studies of Lasparagine crystals admixtured with Lithium Chloride” in a National Seminar on ‘Current Tends in Chemistry at APCM College on 07.08.2013, and also presented the paper on “Growth structural studies of Lasparagine crystals admixtured with Ammonium Chloride” in the UGC sponsored seminar,‘Innovative Trends in Material Science ITMS 2013’ conducted by the Department of Physics, Aringnar Anna College at Aralvoymoli, on 23rd &24th August 2013. A.Kiruba Nanthini of III B.Sc Physics and K.Noorul Sibana of II B.Sc Physics won the I prize in the Interdepartment poster- presentation competition on “Organ donation-saves lives” conducted by the Department of Chemistry. A.Kiruba Nanthini of III B.Sc. Physics (S.F) won the I prize for the essay writing competition - “Role of India in Space Research” conducted by the Library Advisory committee on 27.09.2013. S.Kousalya of III B.Sc Physics won the I prize for the classical couple dance in the Intercollegiate level competition held at Fatima College, Madurai on 24.08.2013. On 27.09.2013 A.Kiruba Nanthini of III B.Sc Physics(S.F) won the cash award of rupees 500/- (I prize) in the Intercollegiate level quiz competition (World Tourism Day) TORNUS conducted by the department of history ,Holy Cross College, Nagarcoil . M. Bhavadharshini of II B.Sc Physics participated in selection trials foot ball match conducted by M.S University for their team selection. Tutor ward Meeting was conducted for the I year, II year and III year students. Audio-Visual Classes were conducted by Mrs. A.S.I Joy Sinthiya in for Ist degree students on the topic ‘Surface Tension’ on 23-09-13. Our III degree students went on an excursion to Cochin for two days. Add-on-courses: Abode Photoshop, Coral Draw, and Microsoft Office, Flash were taught to the I & II year students respectively.. The following students have secured university ranks during the academic year 2012-2013. Rank holders list: 1. K.Poonam - III Rank 2. M.Ades Delida - XV Rank 3. M.Manimegalai - XVII Rank

Library
In Connection with the 'World Space Week' our library conducted an essay competition entitled 'India’s role in space research' in association with the library advisory committee on 19.9.2013. Among the 30 participants from various departments, 1. A. Kiruba Nandhini (III B.SC Physics) and 2. M.Uma Maheshwari (I M.A Tamil) won the I and II prize respectively. A one day seminar on a very special topic 'padithathil pidithathu pidithathil pathinthathu' was conducted in association with the Library Advisory Committee on 22.10.2013. 21 students presented their papers and the first prize was won by T.Narmatha II B.Sc. Maths and the second prize was shared by R.Santhanamuthumari of III B.Sc.Physics , K.S.Anushya of III B.A. English and V.Manobharathi II B.Com CA.
NSS
On 10.7.213, NSS Programme Officers Dr.K.Palani and Mrs.S.Sivagami Sundari with 100 NSS Volunteers participated in the Rally insisting “Rain Water Harvesting” organized by Thoothukudi Corporation. Mrs. S.Sivagami Sundari, Selvi. P.Pavithra, III Tamil and Selvi.S.Ramalakshmi, III Mathematics participated in the Orientation Program on “Disability Management” on 5.8.2013 at Rani Anna Government College for Women, Tirunelveli and in the Rally insisting “Eye Donation” in collaboration with Aravind Eye Hospital, Thoothukudi on 4.9.2013.
Sports
P.Rajeswari of II B.A English participated in ‘Lasalle 50 chess’ conducted at St.Lasalle Hr.Sec School, Thoothukudi and scored 2 points in 6 rounds. Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Conducted Intercollegiate Tournaments in the month of October. Our Basket Ball Team participated in Matches that took place Srom 10th to 12th October and they won the II place.
S.Ramya of II B.Com and M.Siva Sankari of I B.Sc maths participated in chess and P.Uma Maheswari of II B.Sc Computer Science, M.Anushthica of II B.Com CA and P.Rukmani of II B.Sc Computer Science participated in Table Tennis Tournament. Some students participated in selection Trials for Manonmaniam Sundaranar University teams. The Result has not been announced.
Sports development authority of Tamil Nadu and Directorate of youth welfare , Thoothukudi District Unit is conducting ‘4 on’ble Chief Minister’s Trophy Competition. P.Uma Maheswari of II B.Sc Coputer Science and M.Anushthica of II B.Com CA participated in Table Tennis Tournaments and won the second place.
Fine-Arts Association
Giving importance to the overall development of the students, our college gives opportunities for them to exhibit their talents and enhance their aesthetic skills. Talents of students are identified at the beginning of the year and training was given to them to participate in Intercollegiate competitions. Talent Show was conducted for the I degree students on 26th July 2013. Competitions were held by the Alumni Association of Kamaraj College, Tuticorin as part of Kamarajar’s 111th Birthday Anniversary Celebrations. Our students participated and won prizes.

Date Event Winners Place

12.07.2013

Quiz

Caroline Priyanka Jemimah – II Bcom (S.F)
S.Banupriya - II Bcom (S.F)

II

12.07.2013

Rangoli

C.Mariselvi - II B.Sc Chemistry
P.Rahini - II BA Tamil

III

15.07.2013

Folk Dance

R.Jeyalakshmi - II B.Sc Chemistry
C.Parvathi devi - II B.Sc Comp.Science
P.Nibuna Naryani - II B.Sc Comp.Science
K.Sivagami - II B.Sc Comp.Science

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Our students participated in the Intercollegiate competitions at Fatima College, Madurai on 23rd September, 2013. They won in many competitions and raised the runner-up trophy.
SNO Name Event Prize

1

P.Rahini (III Tamil)

Pencil Drawing

III

2

M.Meera (III C.S)

Solo Singing

II

3

M.Meera (III C.S)
Kausalya (III Phy)

Classical Dance

I

4

Sorna Muthu Reka(II B. Com)

Verse writing

I

5

Rathi Vigneshwari

Just a minute

III

6

J. Lawanya

Miss Spring

II

7

P.Indra Gandhi(III Eng)
C.Jeya Bharathi(III Eng)
Khrenabuk
Vaishali
Selin
Narmatha.K

Ad-Act

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Our students also participated in the Intercollegiate competitions at Lady Doak College, Madurai on 30th September, 2013 and won many prizes.
SNO Name Event Prize

1

Rathi Kumari (III B.A. English)
Revathi (III B.Sc. Zoology)
Nibuna Narayani (II B.Sc. C.S.
Sivagami (II B.Sc. C.S.)
Parvathi Devi (II B.Sc. C.S.)
Prabha Rani (II B.A. English)

Folk Dance

I Prize

2

M.Meera (III B.Sc. C.S.)

Solo Singing

II Prize

3

P.Indra Gandhi (III B.A. English)

Amizhdhini 2013

II Prize

4

Narmatha (II B. Sc. Maths)

Essay Writing

III Prize

5

Rathi Vigneshwari

Just a minute

III Prize

Inter-departmental fine-arts competitions were conducted on 24th and 25th October, 2013. The competitions and the winners are as follows:

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Foot-loose

K.Sivagami - II B.Sc., C.S

M.Rathi Kumari - III B.A., Eng

10

Western dance

M. Rathi Kumari B.A. Eng
G. Anushiya Devi
B. Divya Angel
M.Thilagavathi
R. Nithya

P. Suganya B.Sc. Phy
Indhumathi
R.Vani Lalitha Maheswari
A. Anitha Selvi

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Ad-act

J. Percial B.A. Eng
C. Sidhika
P. Shunmuga Priya R. Alageswari
P. Rajeswari

M. Mareeswari B.Com C.A
S.R. Khrenabuk
M. Muthumari
K. Mareeswari
M. Vaishali
B. Essakidivya

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Individual event

M.Meera - III B.Sc., C.S

P. Indra Gandhi- III B.A. Eng

13

Vegetable carving

A. Kiruba Nandhini- III B.Sc. Phy

N. Thanalakshmi- III B. Com. S.F

14

Painting

S.MaruthaLakshmi @ Monisha- I B.Sc. Phy

E.Hema Swetha- I BSc. C.S.

15

Jewellery making

S.Santhiya- III B.A. Eng

M. K. Rabi Nathul Sabana- III B.Sc. Maths

16

Art from waste

N. Nattar Devi- III B.Com C.A

J. Priyanga- II B.A. Eng

17

Cooking without stove

S. Ashik Rahmath- III B.A. Eng

K. Rajalakshmi- III B.Sc. Phy

18

Classical solo singing

M. Meera- III B.Sc. C.S

A. Gandhimathi- III B.A. Eng

19

Light solo singing

I. Vaitheeswari- III B.Com Reg

C. Sidhika- II B.A. Eng

20

Flower Arrangement

M.Archana- III B.Sc. Maths

B. Dhanalakshmi- II B.Sc. Chem

Students of English major were in the lead with 185 points. They were followed by students of Mathematics with 110 points. Students of Computer Science stood third with 85 points.
Union Activity Committee The Union Election for this academic year 2013-2014 was conducted on 12.07.13 by adopting Electronic Voting system. 1434 students (U.G) polled their votes. The elected office bearers of the college union were
Selvi. S. Ramalakshmi – III B.Sc. Maths – Chairman
Selvi. K. Ishwaria – III B.Com – Secretary
Selvi. C. Sivasankari – III B.Sc. Comp. Sci. – Joint Secretary
Selvi. I Vaitheeswari – III B.Com – Treasurer
The following staff-in-charge of college union activity committee made the arrangements for the conduct of the election.
Dr.R.C. Vasuki – Department of English
Mrs. D. Radha - Department of Maths
Mrs. K. Bala Deepa Arasi - Department of Maths
Mrs. S. Mary Suba Selvarani - Department of Tamil
A demo on the profile of the Institution was given to the I degree students on 08.07.13. It provided the history of the campus, the profile of the various faculties and non-teaching members and the facilities of the campus.
The I, II and III degree students were given a demo on how to fill up the bank challan and withdrawal slip on the same day.
On 24.07.13 Dr. D. Thamotharan, Principal, V.O.C. College of Education presided the inauguration of our college union. His speech was impressive and left an indelible mark in the minds of our students. The welcome party for the freshers was held on 24.07.13 between 1.30 p.m to 2.30 p.m in our auditorium. The senior students entertained the freshers with love and fun.
In commeration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Vivekananda Kendra, Thoothukudi organised a ‘Ratha Yatra’ on 02.09.13. Floral tributes were paid to Vivekananda Ratha by staff members and students. A meeting was convened in the auditorium.
Mr. Pandurengan, Convenor, Sri Rama Hari Krishna Bava Prachar Parishad, Swamiji Hari Viradhananda, Hanumantha Rao, Treasurer, Vivekananda Kendra spoke about Swami Vivekananda’s vision and mission. Students quoted Swamiji’s work and secret of success by their show.
As per the instruction of our collector, on 26.09.13, a film “Vannathu Poochi’ was screened. 306 students were the audience of the social documentary film.
The IQAC of the college and the Union Activity Committee conducted Parents – Teachers Meet on 10.10.2013 for science disciplines and on 12.10.13 for Arts and Commerce discipline. Our Principal Dr. P.G. Seethalakshmi addressed the gathering. She spoke to parents about the awareness of their child’s activities and progress. She stressed the need for discipline and to encourage their children to avail the opportunity of the campus for quality enhancement.
Sales Day was organised on 04.10.13. Students were promoted and motivated entrepreneur skills. Sales, management and profit making skills were the target of this sales day. Students entertainingly took up the programme.
On 26.10.13 a ‘Faculty Development Programme’ was organised for staff members. Prof. Guru Bharathy, Consultant and Researcher of Chellamuthu Trust, Madurai chaired the session. He focussed the attention on- Team Building, Breaking the Barriers and Time Management. It was a Teacher-student oriented session that was made impressive and captivating by the Guest. Councelling Cell
On 8.8.2013, Staff Advisor, Dr.K.Palani addressed the final year students on the activities of the Cell. The functioning of the Cell for the academic year 2013-2014 was inaugurated by Mrs. V.Thilagavathy, Retired Professor, A.P.C.M.College on 12.8.2013. From 12.8.2013 to 16.8.2013, simple yogic exercises for retaining good health was taught by Mrs. V.Thilagavathy. Nearly 100 willing students participated in the “Promoting Soorya Namaskaram to youth” Programme was initiated by Kendra, Thoothukudi on 22.9.2013.
Career Guidance Cell
Dr. V. Maheswari, Assistant professor of Mathematics has participated in the one day workshop conducted on 21.08.2013 for training the placement officers of affiliated colleges of M.S.University, Tirunelveli.
Nine students (M.Com., M.Sc.) attended the job fair to recruit ICICI Bank Sales Officer Post, conducted at M.S.University on 29.08.2013.
A One day workshop was arranged with the help of Rotary Club of Spic Nagar, Tuticorin on 16.09.2013. Mr.Paul Susheel, an international trainer gave training on Personality Development, Self-confidence and problem solving ability. Coupon for free model papers are given by TIME (Triumphant Institute of Education Pvt. Ltd) and the same was distributed to the students and submitted to TIME. Free model paper for CAT, MAT, TANCET(MBA), TANCET (MCA) was given to the students by TIME through career guidance cell.
One week training program was arranged by the cell for the students on Jewellery making, Flower making, Tailoring and Handwork from 21.10.2013 to 25.10.2013.
Internal Quality Assurance Cell
The year 2013 – 2014 is special in the annals of the history of A.P. C. Mahalaxmi College for Women, Thoothukudi as it is the 40th year of its inception. The college has been re-accredited with “A” Grade after the visit of the NAAC Peer Team, in February 2013. Committed to holistic development of students through quality teaching, and in order to meet the requirements of all the stakeholders, the Institution has constituted an effective Internal Quality Assurance system. As a post-accreditation quality sustenance activity, the IQAC was restructured with the following members:

Mr. A. P. C. V. Chockalingam

President

Board of Management

Mrs. C. Subbulakshmi

Secretary

Board of Management

Dr. P. G. Seethalakshmi

Principal

Chair Person

Dr. T. Lilly Golda

Asst. Prof. of English

Coordinator

Dr. S. Malarkodi

Assoc. Prof. of Commerce

Head, Criterion I

Dr. Latha Martin

Assoc. Prof. of Mathematics

Head, Criterion II

Dr. Monica Ramraj

Assoc. Prof. of English

Head, Criterion III

Mrs. K. Sarada

Head, Dept. of Chemistry

Head, Criterion IV

Mrs. P. Gogilarani

Head, Dept. of Commerce

Head, Criterion V

Dr. N. Meenakumari

Head, Dept. of Mathematics

Head, Criterion VI

Dr. R. Shanthakumari

Assoc. Prof. of History

Head, Criterion VII

Mr. P. Sankaran

Retd. Prof. of English, V.O.C. College, Thoothukudi

External expert

Mr. Velayutham

Advisor (Supt. Retd) V.O.C. College, Thoothukudi

Community representative

Mrs. G. Packialakshmi

S. G. Typist

Member, Parent-Teacher Association

Mrs. P. Vasanthi

Superintendent

Representative, Administrative section

The members of the IQAC met periodically to chalk out the Action Plan for the year 2013 – 2014, and to monitor the activities of the various Associations, Clubs and Forums.
The IQAC conducted an Orientation Programme for the I UG Degree students on 20th June, 2013. The Principal and the Heads of all Departments addressed the students and briefed them about the various rules and regulations and the activities of the college. Students were also informed about the existing facilities available in the college and to what extent these facilities could be availed by them.
In order to create a link between the Society and the Institution, a Parents-Teachers meet was held on 10th and 12th October, 2013. The Principal spoke to the parents about the role of parents and teachers in moulding a child. Parents were apprised of the performance of their wards namely, their attendance in the classes, their conduct, and percentage of marks obtained in their Internal Assessment Tests and in their Semester Examination.
The IQAC organized a Faculty Development Programme on 26th October, 2013. Prof. G. Gurubharathy, consultant of M. S. Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation, gave a talk on Team Building, Breaking the Barriers and Time Management. The interactive session came as a welcome break to the members of staff, and served as a means for rejuvenation.
The AQAR for the previous academic year was prepared by the members of the IQAC.
The activities of the various associations, clubs and forums conducted during the odd semester, were recorded and feedback for the same was received from the students.
Preparations started in full swing for the MAHA REUNION (Alumnae Meet and Honouring Retired Staff), and the MAHA RUBY FEST (Inter-collegiate cultural competitions), to be held on 10th and 11th January 2014 respectively, to mark the 40th anniversary celebrations. A Committee was formed to plan and implement the activities.
Working diligently for the fulfilment of the mission and goals of the institution, the IQAC enlivens and enriches the ambience, resulting in the general well-being of the institution.
Quiz Club
P.Shenbagalakshmi, III B.Com. & A.Kiruba Nandhini, III B.Sc.(Phy) won the first prize in the quiz competition conducted by Holy Cross College, Nagercoil on 27.09.2013. On 28.10.2013, a premilinary quiz competition was conducted for the club members. 
Health Club
The Health Club of our college conducted an awareness programme titled – “Health Life” in the ICT lab on 26/09/2013 from 10 am to 12.30 pm. Sister. M.S.Roopa, Asst. Professor, Food and Nutrition, Department of Holy Cross Home Science College presided over the function. A power point presentation was arranged. Tmt.S.Mallika gave the introductory address. Dr.K.Neetha of Tamil Dept proposed the Vote of Thanks.
ECO Club
Mrs. S.Vijayakalaivani, Asst. Professor of Tamil is the staff- in-charge of the ECO Club. Miss.Manimekalai (III B.Sc. Zoology) and Miss. Shunmugapriya (II B.Sc. Zoology) are the President and Secretary respectively.
An interdepartmental essay competition on “Role of Plants in Pollution Control” was conducted on 01.10.2013. The prize winners are
Tamil – I prize – T.Narmatha (II B.Sc Maths)
An exhibition cum competition on “Art from plant products” was organized on 07.10.2013. M.Suganya and S.Iswarya priya (III B.Sc. Zoology), won the first prize and A.Kirubananthini (III B.Sc.Physics) and S.Ramadhivya (II.Bsc.Zoology) shared the second prize
Elocution competition on “If there are no plants …..” was held on 10.10.2013. Many students from all departments of our college actively participated. Miss.T.Narmatha (II B.Sc. Maths) secured the first prize and Miss. S.Ramalakshmi (I B.Sc. Zoology) secured the second prize.

 

S.No.

EVENT

I PRIZE

II PRIZE

  1.  

Elocution(English)

S.Rathi Vigneshwari -II B.Com C.A

S.Reka-III B.A., Eng

2

Elocution (Tamil)

V.BanuPriya-II B.A., Eng

R.Vidhya-II B.Sc., Chem

3

Turncoat

P.Indra Gandhi -III B.A., Eng

T.Sivagami- III B.Sc., Chem

4

Verse Writing (English)

J.Percial- III B.A., Eng

N. Priyanka-II B.Sc., Maths

5

Verse Writing (Tamil)

T.Narmatha-II B.Sc., Maths

E.Kalyana Sankari-II B.A., Tamil

6

Story Wrting (English)

K. Kalai Amutha- III B.A., Eng

R. Renuka Devi-III B.Sc., Maths

7

Story Writing (Tamil)

K. Indhu Mahadevi- III B.Sc., Maths

G.Vijaya Rani-III B.Sc., C.S

8

Semi-classical dance

S.Kausalya B.Sc. Phy
G.Sathiya SivaRanjani
M.Saranya S.Indhu@ Essakiammal A.Jeya Anitha S.Krishnaveni

A.Meena B.Sc. C.S
B. Samu Sheeba
P.Rukmani
J.Sakthi Priyadharshini
R.Sindhuja
S.Maria Josephin Helina